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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date7-23-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.72010
-0.42011
-0.52012
2013
-0.52014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 SLN 25 54 147 133 20 32 7 0 8 63 12 32 1 1 0 18 1 0 .241 .306 .474 .270 4.1 0.4 0.5
2010 SLN 27 36 64 60 7 13 4 0 0 17 2 11 0 0 2 3 1 1 .217 .242 .283 .179 -5.4 -1.1 -0.7
2011 ATL 28 36 83 75 4 16 4 0 1 23 6 23 0 0 2 9 0 1 .213 .272 .307 .212 -2.7 -0.8 -0.4
2012 CHN 29 103 243 225 18 47 11 0 5 73 14 46 1 2 1 19 5 2 .209 .256 .324 .211 -4.9 -0.0 -0.5
Career2295374934910826014176341122354974.219.271.357.224-8.8-1.5-1.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2001 JCY Rk 45 178 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JCY Rk 62 256 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NWJ A- 65 223 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A 65 270 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NWJ A- 3 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 QUD A 54 234 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .245 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 57 225 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PMB A+ 124 494 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA 64 272 .331 .257 .332 .395 .255 .286 102 20.7 7.9 -4.2 -4.6 0.3 25.1 2.1 25.1 2.1
2007 MEM AAA 70 288 .245 .271 .334 .426 .257 .251 98 -4.6 8.4 -2.9 6.8 1.7 3.1 1.0 3.1 1.0
2008 SLN MLB 54 147 .270 .258 .325 .410 .259 .255 96 1.6 4.2 -0.7 0.4 -0.4 4.1 0.5 4.1 0.5
2008 MEM AAA 59 254 .328 .274 .349 .437 .261 .296 102 18.9 7.5 -2.4 -2.2 1.0 25.9 2.3 25.9 2.3
2009 SFD AA 17 65 .218 .254 .325 .382 .244 .205 116 -3.3 2.1 -0.2 -1.5 -0.9 -1.7 -0.3 -1.7 -0.3
2009 MEM AAA 39 150 .224 .270 .345 .400 .282 .213 79 -5.8 4.3 -1.7 0.0 0.2 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2009 CRD Rk 3 11 .334 .215 .293 .290 .227 .286 95 0.9 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 SLN MLB 36 64 .179 .263 .340 .413 .279 .265 88 -5.2 1.7 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -3.8 -0.5 -5.4 -0.7
2010 MEM AAA 91 376 .269 .282 .352 .446 .269 .327 100 4.2 12.4 -4.2 -3.1 -0.7 14.5 1.1 14.5 1.1
2011 ATL MLB 36 83 .212 .255 .322 .389 .265 .294 95 -3.9 2.2 -0.6 -0.8 -0.7 -2.7 -0.4 -2.7 -0.4
2011 CSP AAA 55 234 .260 .284 .351 .440 .263 .357 127 0 7.3 -1.8 1.7 3.3 7.9 0.9 7.9 0.9
2011 GWN AAA 18 70 .256 .270 .337 .426 .267 .319 94 -0.4 2.2 -0.9 -0.0 0.2 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2012 CHN MLB 103 243 .211 .256 .318 .403 .261 .239 101 -11.7 6.7 0.1 -0.0 0.6 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
2013 PEN AA 31 102 .223 .228 .305 .335 .243 .228 97 -3.8 2.8 -1.3 -1.0 -1.8 -4.0 -0.5 -4.0 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2001 JCY Rk 178 25 41 3 0 5 21 7 60 2 2 .248 .290 .358 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JCY Rk 256 29 52 15 2 8 39 27 57 9 1 .232 .323 .424 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NWJ A- 223 23 45 12 1 2 22 18 38 4 4 .230 .309 .332 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NWJ A- 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A 270 34 61 18 2 7 31 24 70 3 3 .253 .333 .432 .178 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 225 37 55 12 2 8 27 12 39 4 0 .275 .339 .475 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 QUD A 234 30 46 15 2 9 33 20 49 0 0 .220 .297 .440 .220 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PMB A+ 494 64 119 33 1 16 74 36 91 9 0 .269 .333 .456 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MEM AAA 288 32 61 10 1 13 31 23 51 6 0 .241 .326 .443 .202 .245 3.1 6.8 1.0
2007 SFD AA 272 48 71 17 0 18 46 29 32 4 0 .303 .390 .607 .303 .331 25.1 -4.6 2.1
2008 SLN MLB 147 20 32 7 0 8 18 12 32 1 0 .241 .306 .474 .233 .270 4.1 0.4 0.5
2008 MEM AAA 254 45 64 14 2 17 41 32 36 7 2 .303 .413 .630 .327 .328 25.9 -2.2 2.3
2009 CRD Rk 11 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 .250 .455 .375 .125 .334 1.0 -0.3 0.1
2009 MEM AAA 150 12 24 6 2 1 14 9 27 7 1 .176 .238 .272 .096 .224 -3.2 0.0 -0.3
2009 SFD AA 65 8 12 3 0 3 11 5 11 0 2 .207 .281 .414 .207 .218 -1.7 -1.5 -0.3
2010 MEM AAA 376 55 92 18 4 10 46 37 74 6 4 .275 .350 .442 .167 .269 14.5 -3.1 1.1
2010 SLN MLB 64 7 13 4 0 0 3 2 11 1 1 .217 .242 .283 .067 .179 -5.4 -1.1 -0.7
2011 GWN AAA 70 13 16 5 0 1 4 8 14 2 1 .258 .343 .387 .129 .256 1.3 -0.0 0.1
2011 CSP AAA 234 36 67 14 1 6 31 18 39 3 0 .321 .363 .483 .163 .260 7.9 1.7 0.9
2011 ATL MLB 83 4 16 4 0 1 9 6 23 0 1 .213 .272 .307 .093 .212 -2.7 -0.8 -0.4
2012 CHN MLB 243 18 47 11 0 5 19 14 46 5 2 .209 .256 .324 .116 .211 -4.9 -0.0 -0.5
2013 PEN AA 102 6 15 4 0 2 10 14 28 1 1 .174 .287 .291 .116 .223 -4.0 -1.0 -0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 578 0.4654 0.4758 0.7527 0.6654 0.3107 0.8212 0.6250 0.2473
2010 245 0.5224 0.5347 0.7557 0.6641 0.3932 0.8235 0.6304 0.2443
2011 312 0.4712 0.5417 0.7337 0.7211 0.3818 0.8679 0.5079 0.2663
2012 844 0.5154 0.5036 0.7718 0.6552 0.3423 0.8561 0.6000 0.2282
Career19790.49470.50530.75820.66970.34560.84370.59650.2418

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-14 2009-08-20 Minors 67 0 Left Wrist Surgery 2009-06-22
2009-05-08 2009-05-29 Minors 21 0 Left Wrist Surgery Cyst 2009-05-07
2008-09-02 2008-09-21 15-DL 19 16 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate 2008-09-25

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PHI $
2012 CHN $490,000
2010 SLN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$890,000
3 yrTotal$890,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 54 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/22/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 3/9/13. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/6/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 6/26/13.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/4/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/26/12. Refused assignment 10/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Claimed by Atlanta off waivers from St. Louis 11/3/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 3/29/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08.
  • Drafted 2001 (3-104) (Mountain Pointe HS, Ariz.). $0.375M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Joe Mather is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: The Significance of Position Players Pitching in ExtrasAndrew Koo2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Staying Alive in the Independent LeaguesZachary Levine2013-04-23
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 16Larry Granillo2012-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 5Bradley Ankrom2012-09-06
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 19Larry Granillo2012-05-20
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 5Larry Granillo2012-05-06
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 29Larry Granillo2012-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Weakest Positions on 2012's Best TeamsBen Lindbergh2012-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part IJay Jaffe2012-01-30
The BP Wayback Machine: Closing the Book on Omar MinayaMarc Normandin2011-10-22
The BP Broadside: Heyward You Show the Braves the Way to the Playoffs?Steven Goldman2011-09-01
Divide and Conquer, NL East: Trade Deadline WishlistsMichael Jong2011-07-18
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1R.J. Anderson2011-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The UnderachieversBen Lindbergh2011-06-30
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 21Larry Granillo2011-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Atlanta BravesMarc Normandin2011-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Atlanta BravesCorey Dawkins2011-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Insurance PoliciesJay Jaffe2011-01-28
Transaction Analysis: I Want WandyChristina Kahrl2011-01-27
Transaction Analysis: NL East KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roster MovesChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: NL East Arbitration ForecastJeff Euston2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The NL Winter AgendaJohn Perrotto2010-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Cardinals, D'backs, RockiesChristina Kahrl2010-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Bad News Birds?Christina Kahrl2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Epic Flights and Epic FightsJay Jaffe2010-04-22
Joe's Blog: One Night in AprilJoe Sheehan2010-04-19
The Week in Quotes: April 12-18Alex Carnevale2010-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Claim and DealChristina Kahrl2010-04-01
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Week UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Conquering the CubsJay Jaffe2009-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Changing Their RaysJohn Perrotto2009-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central ObsessionsChristina Kahrl2009-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Step to the left... or to the right?Jay Jaffe2009-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Spring Dust-UpJohn Perrotto2009-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Open CampsJohn Perrotto2009-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Regular-Season Wrap-upChristina Kahrl2008-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: TweaksWill Carroll2008-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Moving Forward to RewindJohn Perrotto2008-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Getting ScorchyChristina Kahrl2008-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: First-Look MistakesChristina Kahrl2008-08-08
Lies, Damned Lies: Bonds BingoNate Silver2008-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Inaction in ActionChristina Kahrl2008-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For ItChristina Kahrl2008-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central NotebookKevin Goldstein2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you agree with Tony La Russa's decision to give the third base job to converted outfielder Joe Mather over David Friese or Allen Craig? Friese was in a car accident and couldn't play for a week, but it doesn't seem like TLR ever gave him a chance.
(jbuofm from Peoria)
It's a 4-6 week stopgap play. One issue is that if you give it to a decent prospect and they play well, you're stuck when Glaus returns. By giving it to Mather, you avoid that issue; he's no more than a utility guy, anyway. (Joe Sheehan)


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