Biographical

Portrait of Joe Mather

Joe Mather CFReds

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .220 5 23 25 3 .225 -0.5
Birth Date7-23-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 29 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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 513 58 120 25 1 13 56 41 115 7 4 .260 .319 .405 .263 12.6 CF 0, RF -1 0.8
80o 491 53 110 23 1 12 51 37 113 7 3 .245 .302 .382 .249 5.6 CF 0, RF -1 0.1
70o 476 49 101 21 1 11 48 35 111 6 3 .235 .290 .365 .239 0.9 CF 0, RF -1 -0.4
60o 462 47 95 20 1 10 45 33 110 6 3 .226 .280 .351 .231 -2.8 CF 0, RF -1 -0.8
50o 450 44 90 19 1 10 43 31 108 5 3 .217 .271 .338 .223 -6.2 CF 0, RF -1 -1.1
40o 438 41 84 17 1 9 40 29 107 5 3 .209 .261 .325 .215 -9.3 CF 0, RF -1 -1.5
30o 424 39 78 16 1 8 38 27 105 5 2 .200 .251 .311 .207 -12.5 CF 0, RF -1 -1.8
20o 409 36 72 15 1 8 35 25 103 4 2 .190 .239 .295 .197 -15.9 CF 0, RF -1 -2.2
10o 387 32 64 13 1 7 31 22 100 4 2 .176 .222 .273 .183 -20.2 CF 0, RF -1 -2.6
Weighted Mean456459219110443210963.221.275.344.227-4.7CF 0, RF -1-1.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 6% 16% 22% 39%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153225024459042218603.203.264.301.212-1.8-14.3-0.1-0.514.9-28.7-2.4
20163325025469052318602.203.261.309.212-1.8-14.3-0.1-0.614.9-28.5-2.4
20173425025469052318612.204.261.311.212-1.9-14.6-0.2-0.614.9-28.8-2.4
20183525023449042117641.196.251.293.203-2.4-19.7-0.1-0.714.9-33.8-2.4
2019365204993181944371302.194.253.291.203-2.8-20.6-0.2-1.614.9-33.8-5.0
202037378356613063126961.191.248.282.198-2.9-23.4-0.1-1.314.9-37.0-3.7
20213863158108211950441600.187.246.275.195-3.5-25.80.1-2.314.9-38.6-6.1
20223925023438042017640.188.245.276.196-2.9-24.30.1-1.014.9-38.4-2.4
202340637601132211154461600.192.252.287.202-3.1-22.30.2-2.714.9-34.8-6.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.6out of baseball0.50.40.1out of baseball4.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 82 Dee Brown 2009 .000 DNP
2 81 Ron Calloway 2008 .000 DNP
3 79 Matt Kata 2009 .143
4 79 Javier Colina 2010 .000 DNP
5 79 Cory Sullivan 2011 .000 DNP
6 78 Ross Gload 2007 .261
7 78 Pete Orr 2010 .000 DNP
8 78 Eugenio Velez 2013 .000 DNP
9 77 Steve Torrealba 2009 .000 DNP
10 77 Michel Abreu 2010 .000 DNP
11 77 Mike Edwards 2008 .000 DNP
12 76 Jeremy Reed 2012 .000 DNP
13 76 Omir Santos 2012 .087
14 76 Bo Hart 2008 .000 DNP
15 76 Don Kelly 2011 .239
16 76 Koyie Hill 2010 .214
17 75 Eli Whiteside 2011 .214
18 75 Omar Quintanilla 2013 .218
19 75 Chris Duffy 2011 .000 DNP
20 74 Michael Ryan 2009 .000 DNP
21 74 Barry Wesson 2008 .000 DNP
22 74 Mark Saccomanno 2011 .000 DNP
23 74 Andy Phillips 2008 .240
24 74 Doug Clark 2007 .000 DNP
25 74 Edgar Gonzalez 2009 .250
26 74 Brian Barden 2012 .000 DNP
27 74 Joey Hammond 2009 .000 DNP
28 74 Jason Repko 2012 .073
29 73 Abraham Nunez 2008 .000 DNP
30 73 Humberto Quintero 2011 .206
31 73 Steve Holm 2011 .142
32 73 Jason Ellison 2009 .000 DNP
33 73 Matt Tolbert 2013 .000 DNP
34 73 Wil Nieves 2009 .224
35 73 Nick Green 2010 .146
36 73 John Gall 2009 .000 DNP
37 73 Mark Teahen 2013 .000 DNP
38 73 Guillermo Quiroz 2013 .190
39 73 George Lombard 2007 .000 DNP
40 73 Todd Sears 2007 .000 DNP
41 73 Corky Miller 2007 .248
42 73 Dewayne Wise 2009 .216
43 73 Guillermo Rodriguez 2009 .113
44 73 Ricardo Nanita 2012 .000 DNP
45 72 Mike Cervenak 2008 .133
46 72 Trent Durrington 2007 .000 DNP
47 72 Hiram Bocachica 2007 .246
48 72 Juan Melo 2008 .000 DNP
49 72 Ben Davis 2008 .000 DNP
50 72 Adam Stern 2011 .000 DNP
51 72 Terrence Long 2007 .000 DNP
52 72 Yamid Haad 2009 .000 DNP
53 72 Mike Rivera 2008 .269
54 72 Joe Thurston 2011 .183
55 72 Robby Hammock 2008 .194
56 72 Leslie Anderson 2013 .000 DNP
57 72 Joe Borchard 2010 .000 DNP
58 72 Lou Montanez 2013 .000 DNP
59 71 Jason Bowers 2009 .000 DNP
60 71 Henry Mateo 2008 .000 DNP
61 71 Corey Smith 2013 .000 DNP
62 71 Robb Quinlan 2008 .225
63 71 Nick Gorneault 2010 .000 DNP
64 71 Eric Munson 2009 .016
65 71 J.J. Furmaniak 2011 .000 DNP
66 71 Terry Tiffee 2010 .000 DNP
67 71 Sean Burroughs 2012 .119
68 71 Rich Reese 1973 .184
69 71 Hector Luna 2011 .000 DNP
70 71 Hal Morris 1996 .290
71 71 Eric Bruntlett 2009 .183
72 71 Pat Tabler 1989 .237
73 71 Kevin Barker 2007 .000 DNP
74 71 Chris Shelton 2011 .000 DNP
75 71 JD Closser 2011 .000 DNP
76 71 Vinny Rottino 2011 .189
77 70 Kevin Howard 2012 .000 DNP
78 70 Val Majewski 2012 .000 DNP
79 70 Derek Wathan 2008 .000 DNP
80 70 Jon Weber 2009 .000 DNP
81 70 Ramon Vazquez 2008 .266
82 70 Greg Colbrunn 2001 .289
83 70 Ed Lucas 2013 .243
84 70 Ray Knight 1984 .223
85 70 Justin Christian 2011 .268
86 70 Raul Ibanez 2003 .278
87 70 Edwin Maysonet 2013 .000 DNP
88 70 Andy Green 2009 .270
89 70 Thad Bosley 1988 .251
90 70 John Suomi 2012 .000 DNP
91 70 Willie Upshaw 1988 .265
92 70 Olmedo Saenz 2002 .299
93 70 Lamar Johnson 1982 .255
94 70 Gil Velazquez 2011 .413
95 70 J.C. Boscan 2011 .253
96 70 Doug Ault 1981 .000 DNP
97 70 Paul Phillips 2008 .005
98 70 Gustavo Molina 2013 .000 DNP
99 70 Gookie Dawkins 2010 .000 DNP
100 70 Joe Inglett 2009 .243

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Mather is the sort of player every team has, many need to use at some point, and only the desperate rely upon heavily. Which is of course why he played 103 games for the Cubs in 2012. He's primarily a corner outfielder (whom the Cubs inexplicably deployed at third base and center field) who can't hit his way out of the paper bags of the Pacific Coast League, much less the ones in the majors. And he was too old for prospect status several years, not to mention teams, ago.
2012 Joe Mather is a corner outfielder approaching 30 who has barely cleared an 800 OPS in nearly 1,400 Triple-A plate appearances.
2011 A late-blooming four-corner player, Mather suddenly lost much of the impressive power he’d displayed the last few years, with recurrent wrist injuries the likely culprit. Already 28, the Braves apparently took a cotton to him and claimed him off waivers with the intention of letting him compete for a chunk of Omar Infante’s and Matt Diaz's vacated utility time. If only success were a question of mind over Mather, the Braves might have snagged themselves a nice right-handed power threat off the bench, but first their acquisition will have to show that he's still the same player who averaged a home run every 19 at-bats in the minors from 2005 to 2008.
2010 Mather went into camp as one of the club's many options at third base, having been drafted back in 2001's third round as a high school shortstop, but his tendency towards Hobsonian Butch-ery at the hot corner nixed the move. Mather's wrist required season-ending surgery in June after affecting him all season; this followed on the wrist issues that shut him down in '08. If healthy, he could be a more athletic alternative for left field if the Cards don't add a big-name free agent, but health isn't something you can assume. With wrist injuries you don't know what you've got until you see the victim's comeback swings.
2009 With a Jay, a McClellan, a Franklin, and more, the Cards lead the majors in potential US History 101 name-tagging. “Increase” Mather looks a little like Ludwick, a hulking, slugging corner outfielder blooming relatively late in his career. It took Mather a long time to get going; it was not until his seventh pro season that he advanced above A-ball. He's come on quickly at the upper levels, and did a fine job filling in for the Cards before going down in early September with a broken wrist. The organization's tremendous outfield depth is also Mather's curse; as Ludwick had to, he might need to wait before his playing time increases.
2008 Joe Mather had a career year last year in his seventh pro season, but the 24-year-old outfielder reverted to form after a promotion to Triple-A and still projects as nothing more than bench help

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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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