Biographical

Portrait of Tommy Joseph

Tommy Joseph Phillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 347 .257 .308 .505 .293 1.1
Birth Date7-16-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight255 lbs
Age25 years, 6 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
1.12016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2016 PHI 24 107 347 315 47 81 15 0 21 159 22 75 4 6 0 47 1 1 .257 .308 .505 .293 16.3 -5.8 1.1
Career10734731547811502115922754604711.257.308.505.29316.3-5.81.1

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2010 AUG A 117 473 .254 .256 .322 .372 .000 .286 88 -3 13.8 0.4 -3.1 -3.8 7.4 0.4 7.4 0.4
2011 SJO A+ 127 560 .282 .276 .346 .435 .000 .295 97 13.9 16.8 4 3.7 -4.6 30.1 3.4 30.1 3.4
2012 REA AA 28 114 .255 .269 .330 .407 .000 .333 103 -0.6 3.1 1.4 1.1 -0.4 3.5 0.5 3.5 0.5
2012 RIC AA 80 335 .260 .259 .329 .390 .000 .300 96 -0.1 9.2 1.1 1.4 -2.2 8.0 1.0 8.0 1.0
2012 PER Wnt 14 55 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLR A+ 11 42 .095 .248 .311 .357 .000 .138 100 -7.6 1.2 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -6.6 -0.7 -6.6 -0.7
2013 REA AA 3 12 .268 .240 .335 .361 .000 .300 95 0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2013 LEH AAA 21 72 .209 .250 .323 .381 .000 .224 101 -4 2.1 1.3 -6.4 -1.2 -1.8 -0.8 -1.8 -0.8
2013 PHL Rk 1 5 .372 .267 .352 .354 .000 .500 96 0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2014 REA AA 21 87 .303 .271 .341 .409 .000 .279 106 3.8 2.4 1.5 -1.9 -0.3 7.3 0.6 7.3 0.6
2014 PHL Rk 6 23 .278 .263 .331 .360 .000 .333 95 0.5 0.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2015 LEH AAA 45 175 .187 .251 .316 .361 .000 .221 97 -13.4 4.9 -0.5 -1.0 -1.1 -10.2 -1.1 -10.2 -1.1
2015 PHL Rk 13 41 .458 .255 .331 .356 .000 .433 103 9.2 1.2 -0.7 0.0 -0.3 9.4 0.9 9.4 0.9
2016 PHI MLB 107 347 .293 .250 .319 .405 .262 .267 92 11.7 9.8 -5.8 -5.8 0.7 16.3 1.1 16.3 1.1
2016 LEH AAA 27 100 .339 .256 .312 .381 .253 .346 99 8.3 2.8 -1.8 -0.4 -2.1 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2016 ESC Wnt 5 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
2010 AUG A 473 46 103 22 1 16 68 26 116 0 0 .236 .291 .401 .165 .254 7.4 -3.1 0.4
2011 SJO A+ 560 80 139 33 2 22 95 29 102 1 0 .270 .317 .471 .200 .282 30.1 3.7 3.4
2012 RIC AA 335 32 79 16 0 8 38 25 64 0 3 .260 .313 .391 .132 .260 8.0 1.4 1.0
2012 REA AA 114 12 25 8 0 3 10 9 32 0 1 .250 .327 .420 .170 .255 3.5 1.1 0.5
2012 PER Wnt 55 5 10 1 0 0 5 6 8 1 0 .204 .291 .224 .020 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLR A+ 42 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 .095 .095 .143 .048 .095 -6.6 -0.3 -0.7
2013 PHL Rk 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .333 .600 .333 .000 .372 0.9 -0.0 0.1
2013 REA AA 12 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .091 .268 0.5 -0.5 0.0
2013 LEH AAA 72 6 14 1 0 3 14 4 15 0 1 .209 .264 .358 .149 .209 -1.8 -6.4 -0.8
2014 PHL Rk 23 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .250 .348 .300 .050 .278 1.9 0.0 0.2
2014 REA AA 87 8 22 4 1 5 19 5 13 0 0 .282 .345 .551 .269 .303 7.3 -1.9 0.6
2015 LEH AAA 175 9 32 9 0 3 18 3 33 0 0 .193 .220 .301 .108 .187 -10.2 -1.0 -1.1
2015 PHL Rk 41 6 16 3 0 3 10 7 0 0 0 .485 .585 .848 .364 .458 9.4 0.0 0.9
2016 LEH AAA 100 11 33 7 0 6 17 4 12 0 1 .347 .370 .611 .263 .339 7.2 -0.4 0.7
2016 PHI MLB 347 47 81 15 0 21 47 22 75 1 1 .257 .308 .505 .248 .293 16.3 -5.8 1.1
2016 ESC Wnt 22 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 5 0 0 .150 .227 .200 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 1317 0.4358 0.5072 0.7680 0.7160 0.3459 0.8443 0.6459 0.2320 0 0.000000
Career13170.43580.50720.7680.7160.34590.84430.64590.23200

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-10 - Minors - - Left Wrist Surgery Player Collision 2014-08-05 -
2014-04-26 2014-05-03 Minors 7 0 - Head Concussion - -
2013-07-12 2013-09-05 Minors 55 0 - Head Recovery From Previous Injury Concussion - -
2013-06-12 2013-06-25 Minors 13 0 - Head Recovery From Previous Injury Concussion -
2013-05-07 2013-06-07 Minors 31 0 - Head Concussion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $
2015 PHI $
2014 PHI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 143 dJet Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Philadelphia 5/13/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/19/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/13. Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from San Francisco 7/31/12 (Hunter Pence deal).
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2009 (2-55) (Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.). $0.7125M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20151.70.25.34.620.830.162.1

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Tommy Joseph spent his season playing catch-up from time lost to post-concussion difficulties that will bump him off catching and over to first base. That he got 175 plate appearances at all was far more important than the lackluster offensive performance that accompanied them.
2015 Another lost season has cost Joseph dearly, though when we're talking about recurring concussions there are more serious issues at hand. Once ahead of schedule as a 21-year old with some Triple-A time under his belt, Joseph has now been limited to just 63 games over the past two years. A head injury ended his 2013 season—his third concussion, at least, he said—and a "possible concussion" knocked him foggy in April 2014. He missed a week, then returned for one before a wrist injury essentially ended his season. In that week between injuries he was catching, but a position switch seems prudent. While he has the power to carry first base, there is a substantial roadblock there—Ryan Howard's five-year, $125 million contract extension hasn't even started yet. (Joke.) For now, getting healthy is Joseph's biggest concern.
2014 Joseph was the prize acquired from the Giants in the Hunter Pence trade. The 22-year-old was expected to be the eventual successor to Carlos Ruiz, but a concussion in May fractured his season and might ultimately force a move to first base. In 72 games spent mostly between Single-A and Double-A, Joseph posted an aggregate .514 OPS, with his power almost completely sapped. Combined with the progression of Cameron Rupp, Joseph might not get a shot until September 2014, if he gets one at all.
2013 The prize of the Hunter Pence deal, Joseph enjoyed the hitters haven that is the California League, where at one point he hit eight home runs in six road games in Stockton and Lancaster. Unsurprisingly, he saw his power fade upon the move to Reading. The Eastern League represents a higher level and an ERA nearly a full run lower, so don't read too much into the slippage. That said, defense figures to be Joseph's calling card in the majors. He spends some time at first base, but his catching skills have advanced enough that he shouldn't have to worry about his bat carrying another position.
2012 Joseph was the second-youngest player to qualify for the batting title in the California League in 2011. Through May, he was badly overmatched, but he improved each month afterward and hit .301/.346/.574 in the second half. Joseph doesn't take many pitches, but a better contact rate in 2011 took some of the lopsidedness out of his strikeout-to-walk numbers. He's not an athletic defenderhe's not an athletic anything, reallybut he did cut his passed ball rate by half and threw out 37 percent of baserunners. A promotion to Double-A will keep him ahead of his peers, but advanced pitching won't suit his free swinging.
2011 The Giants second-round pick in 2009, high-school catcher Tommy Joseph made his pro debut in the Sally League in 2010 and showed power but little else. He projects as a slugger, but not the sort whose value could survive a move to first base.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: National League First BasemenScooter Hotz2017-01-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 First BasemenBret Sayre2017-01-19
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal CrackersGeorge Bissell2017-01-18
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal CrackersBret Sayre2017-01-18
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal CrackersMike Gianella2017-01-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Adjuster: First BaseEric Roseberry2017-01-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: First BaseGreg Wellemeyer2017-01-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTale of the Tape: Tommy Joseph vs. Eric ThamesBryan Joiner2017-01-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWelcome to Splitsville: First BaseTim Finnegan2017-01-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: First BasemenMike Gianella2017-01-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: First BaseGeorge Bissell2017-01-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEarly ADP Analysis: First BaseMatt Collins2017-01-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Players to Target: First BasemenBP Fantasy Staff2017-01-16
Fantasy Freestyle: Twenty Questions For 2017BP Fantasy Staff2017-01-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: A Deeper DiveGreg Wellemeyer2016-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old MenMatthew Trueblood2016-11-15
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This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-11-10
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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Annual Vogelsong AwardsRob Mains2016-11-09
Transaction Analysis: Prospect-Dom and BlipsBryan Grosnick2016-10-10
Flu-Like Symptoms: September Vogelsong AwardsRob Mains2016-10-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 21Scooter Hotz2016-08-22
What You Need to Know: Just For the RecordAshley Varela2016-07-25
What You Need to Know: J-Fer EffortEmma Baccellieri2016-07-19
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Transaction Analysis: Just A Guy(s)Bryan Grosnick2016-06-03
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Expert FAAB Review: Week EightMike Gianella2016-05-24
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TDGX Transactions: Investing for the FutureGeorge Bissell2016-05-18
Expert FAAB Review: Week SevenMike Gianella2016-05-17
Transaction Analysis: Kyle Lohse's Wet Hot Arlington SummerBryan Grosnick2016-05-16
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-27Jeff Moore2014-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-14
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Feelings on Eric Thames vs Tommy Joseph?
(ryangong from Vancouver BC)
Both solid values in really nice home parks. I think I'd lean Thames very slightly, but it's close. (Bret Sayre)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League: Which catcher would you want this year and long-term? Tommy Joseph, Grandal, or TdA?
(Kion from Pride Land)
Still want d'Arnaud. (Bret Sayre)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Tommy Joseph has cooled considerably lately. Does he have the chops to make as 1B in the majors? What do you see production wise ROS and in 2017?
(J.T. Chance from Rio Bravo)
Not a big fan of Tommy Joseph' chances to be a top-10 guy in fantasy at 1B at any point. His approach leaves a lot to be desired, and once MLB pitchers figure that out, he'll struggle. It looks like that's already happening. He's going to have to make a big adjustment to his approach to hit enough to stick at 1B long term. Most players who need to make that dramatic a change to their approach can't actually do it. I'm rooting for him, though - I'm a Phillies fan and I live in South Philly. (Scooter Hotz)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Does Tommy Joseph have a fantasy future still after today's news?
(Paul from Daytona)
He might, but that future might be a couple of years down the road. Unless you're in a deeper dynasty league, feel free to drop him. (Mike Gianella)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, Do you think Tommy Joseph can stick behind the plate? is he #2 in the phillies system for you?
(mbrophy from NJ)
I don't think he can stick behind the plate. I havent started the Phillies list, but he will be in consideration. (Jason Parks)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wondering how the Giants keep winning titles with such a mediocre farm system? The are never ranked very high and they never sign the big free agent guys. What gives?
(Paul Reiger from Bay)
The most precise answer is the draft. Their farm systems haven't ranked high because their top draft picks since 2006 -- Lincecum, Bumgarner, Posey -- haven't spent a lot of time in the minors. . John Barr has done a good job, especially considering he's not simply the domestic scouting director but the one who oversees the international front, too. Barr's first draft was 2008 (Posey, Crawford, Surkamp), but in '09 he drafted Zack Wheeler (traded for Carlos Beltran), Tommy Joseph (traded n the deal to land Hunter Pence) and Belt. Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo were also draftees. Romo a 28th rounder in 2005.

It also helps that Bruce Bochy runs a goldilocks clubhouse and they have leaders (Posey, Pence, Wilson) that don't allow things to crumble. (Jason A. Churchill)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2010 afx 0 .000 0.0 2749 .003 -2.5 68 -.003 .001 0.1 -2.4 0.0
2011 afa 0 .000 0.0 3874 .000 -0.2 81 -.029 -.008 2.1 1.9 0.0
2012 aax 5236 .004 3.7 2914 .000 -0.4 45 -.030 -.005 0.9 4.3 0.0
2013 afa 0 .000 0.0 354 .001 -0.1 12 .004 .001 -0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 aaa 1629 -.018 -5.0 1005 .001 -0.4 18 .029 .001 -0.3 -5.7 0.0
2013 aax 256 -.007 -0.3 158 .000 -0.0 9 .019 .005 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
2014 aax 1626 -.001 -0.3 968 -.001 0.2 37 .097 .009 -2.1 -2.2 0.0
2015 aaa 1598 .002 0.5 987 .000 -0.0 14 -.011 -.001 0.1 0.5 0.0

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