Matt Joyce

Matt Joyce #20

  • LF
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 2"/200
  • Age: 31


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Matt Joyce Stats

.174 5 21 0 .564

Matt Joyce MLB Career Stats

.242 93 334 29 .761

Matt Joyce Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Ryan Joyce
  • Born: 8/3/1984 in Tampa, FL
  • Draft: 2005, Detroit Tigers, 12th rd. (360th overall)
  • College: Florida Southern
  • Debut: May 5, 2008
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2015 Stats 247 17 43 5 21 0 .174 .272 .564
MLB Career Stats 2429 326 589 93 334 29 .242 .335 .761
  • Status: Active

Matt Joyce 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .167 .000
Last 15 Games 21 0 0 0 1 3 10 0 .000 .185 .000
Last 30 Games 59 4 8 1 3 8 20 0 .136 .257 .203
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
9/19 @ MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/20 @ MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9/21 @ HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last 3 Games
9/19 @ MIN
9/20 @ MIN
9/21 @ HOU
2015 Games by Position: LF (64) RF (2)

Matt Joyce Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Angels AL 284 145 86.80 205.36 -.-- 11.96 37.00
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Matt Joyce 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
93 248 17 43 72 12 1 5 21 30 1 67 0 3 .173 .271 .290 .561
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Matt Joyce News

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September 1, 2015 at 1:52 AM ET

Freese joining first wave of September callups

David Freese is ready to go, but he wasn't in the Angels' lineup for Monday's series opener against the A's. The veteran third baseman is expected to be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day rosters expand -- and he'll have plenty of company.

August 3, 2015 at 9:59 PM ET

Joyce could be nearing return from concussion

Angels left fielder Matt Joyce worked out on Monday, his first physical activity since sustaining a concussion July 26 in an outfield collision with shortstop Erick Aybar.


Matt Joyce Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Tampa Bay AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/13/2008 Detroit AL

Matt Joyce Leaderboards

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2011 .825 20th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2011 .478 18th in AL


Season BB Rank
2014 62 15th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2011 32 21st in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2014 5 18th in AL

Matt Joyce Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2015 Los Angeles Angels activated LF Matt Joyce from the 15-day disabled list.
August 16, 2015 Los Angeles Angels sent OF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Salt Lake Bees.
August 10, 2015 Los Angeles Angels placed LF Matt Joyce on the 15-day disabled list. Concussion.
July 28, 2015 Los Angeles Angels placed LF Matt Joyce on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 27, 2015. Concussion
December 16, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays traded LF Matt Joyce to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Kevin Jepsen.
July 17, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays activated LF Matt Joyce from the 15-day disabled list.
July 15, 2012 sent RF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
July 4, 2012 sent RF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
June 22, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays placed RF Matt Joyce on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 20, 2012. Lower back tightness.
June 25, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Matt Joyce from Durham Bulls.
May 31, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Matt Joyce to Durham Bulls.
May 18, 2010 sent OF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 8, 2010 sent OF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
April 4, 2010 Matt Joyce roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
October 19, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays activated RF Matt Joyce.
June 12, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Matt Joyce to Durham Bulls.
May 31, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Matt Joyce from Durham Bulls.
April 12, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Matt Joyce to Durham Bulls.

Matthew Ryan Joyce Bio Info

Matt grew up in the Brandon area and is active in the Tampa Bay community January he hosted the Third Annual Sweet Swingin' Baseball Camp at North Brandon Little League, where he played as a youth, giving tips to 100 kids ages 7 to 14...this year's camp raised over $12,000 for the league as well as a travel ball team...Matt has a black Labrador Retriever puppy named Eli...In December, Matt traveled to Joe Maddon's hometown of Hazleton, Pa., to attend the manager's Hazleton Integration Project to know Tino Martinez over the weekend...Made offseason trips to St. Lucia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Connecticut and Miami...He is a natural righthander and does everything that way-eat, write, throw, play golf-except hit.


In seventh big league season, sixth with Tampa Bay, hit .254 (106/418) with 23 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 52 RBI...Drew a career-best 62 walks....254 average and .349 OBP were second-best career marks...Was one of two Rays (Ben Zobrist) to log at least 15 doubles in each of the last five seasons...Played in 140 games, one shy of matching a career-high...Saw playing time in left field (81 G), DH (33 G) and right field (15 G)...Logged nine sac flies, tied for third in the A.L. and tied for fifth in the Majors...Only Miguel Cabrera (11) and Mike Trout (10) had more...Set a Rays record April 25 at the White Sox, drawing five walks...Was the first A.L. player to draw five walks in an 9-inning game without an IBB since Rickey Henderson, July 30, 2000...Tied a franchise record with five hits and tallying 12 total bases June 29 at Baltimore...Logged second career walk-off hit Sept. 1 vs. Boston...Delivered a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning.


Started 109 games (51-RF, 41-LF, 17-DH), with all but 3 of those coming against righthanded starters…all 3 of his starts vs. lefties came against BOS Jon Lester... His 330 games and 290 starts in RF are the most in club history... In his sixth major league season, third full season, his 18 HR fell one shy of his career high (2011) and ranked 2nd on the team to Evan Longoria... Through June 15 was tied for the club lead with 4 home runs, 2nd in slugging (.535) and had 31 RBI in 60 games…didn't hit a home run for another two months and totaled only four in the remaining 80 games while slugging .310 and driving in only 16 runs... Hit .246 (88-for-358) with 16 HR vs. RHP, and batted .164 (9-for-55) with 2 HR vs. lefties... Hit .350 (21-for-60) in August with 11 extrabase hits (8-2B, 3-HR), the second-best calendar month of his career (.414, May 2011)…batted .089 (5-for-56) in September after beginning the month 1-for-29…has batted .145 (19-for-131) after Sep 1 the past two seasons... In each of his three full seasons (2011-13) has hit higher before the All-Star break than after…over that span, has batted .269 with 37 HR in 228 games before the break and .228 with 17 HR in 177 games after... Drew a career-high 59 BB…averaged a walk every 8.1 PA, the most frequent on the team and tied for 10th in the AL (min. 400 PA.)... Batted .286 (55-for-192) with 12 of his 18 HR while playing right field, but hit .190 everywhere else... Batted everywhere in the lineup except 8th…started at leadoff 27 times…had hit leadoff only twice in his career prior to 2013…hit 3 leadoff homers (June 10 vs. BOS, June 15 vs. KC, Sep 25 at NYY) and has hit 7 HR in 29 career starts at leadoff... Reached base in 31 straight starts from April 15-June 4, establishing a career high (prev. 25, May 1-June 1, 2012)... Hit .185 (17-for-92) with RISP, including 0-for-20 to finish the year…his last hit of the season with RISP came Aug 20 at BAL (a double of T.J. McFarland in a 7-4 win). Had only 2 RBI in his first 17 games, but both came on game-winning solo homers…on April 3 vs. BAL, hit a walk-off homer off Tommy Hunter in the 9th inning for an 8-7 victory, the Rays first win of the season and first of 13 walk-off wins…on April 20 vs. OAK his homer was the lone run in a 1-0 victory... On May 18 at BAL, tied his career highs with 5 RBI and 3 extra-base hits (2-2B, 1-HR)…hit a bases-loaded, go-ahead, 2-run double in the 9th inning to cap a 6-run inning in a 10-6 win... On Aug 16 vs. TOR, homered off R.A. Dickey on the 11th pitch of the at-bat, ending a careerlong 43-game homerless stretch…it was the longest at-bat resulting in a home run by a Ray since Jonny Gomes' 15-pitch at-bat on June 28, 2008 at PIT off LH Damaso Marte... POSTSEASON: Was 0-for-8 with 4 strikeouts in 4 postseason games, one start…is hitless in his last 11 postseason AB.

2012 The Tampa native made 115 starts in his second full season...started 78 games in RF, 33 in LF and 4 at DH...his 239 starts in RF are the most in club history...Missed 23 games, June 20-July 16, with a left external oblique strain, while the Rays went 8-15...before the injury, hit .279/.387/.512 (56-for-201) with 11 HR, 34 RBI and 31 BB in 62 games...after the injury, hit just .202/.291/.343 (40-for-198) with only six HR, 25 RBI and 24 BB in his final 62 games...Batted 77 points higher in the first half than in the second (.279 to .202) his two full seasons, has batted .285 (134-for-470) with 23 HR in the first half and .230 (90-for-391) with 13 HR in the second half...during his career has batted a combined .310 in April and May with 25 HR in 122 games and .231 the rest of the season with 36 HR in 323 games...As late as June 15, ranked 3rd in the AL with a .399 OBP while batting .293...saw his OBP drop 58 points and his average 52 points from that day until the end of the season...Hit just .121 (4-for-33) vs. LHP after being activated from the DL...was hitting .259/.368/.397 (15-for-58) vs. lefties prior to his DL stint...all told hit three homers off lefties, same number as 2011...Hit .287 (74-for-258) against starting pitchers but only .156 (22-for-141) against relievers...Posted a .219 (61-for-279) avg. when hitting in the third, fourth or fifth spots in the order...hit .337 (33-for-98) when batting sixth, seventh or eighth...Had a career-long 12-game hitting streak from July 29-Aug 13...hit .302/.375/.581 (13-for-43) during the streak...In a 10-4 win on Sept. 29 at CWS entered as a pinch-hitter and later hit a solo home run and 3-run homer...became the first Rays player to hit two HR in a game he didn't start and the first AL player with two HR and four RBI as a sub since MIN Matt LeCroy on Sept. 13, 2002 at 2012, only one other player hit two HR in a game he didn't start: NYY Raul Ibañez on Sept. 22 vs. OAK...Hit two grand slams in a span of six days (May 19 vs. ATL, May 25 at BOS)...earlier that month-on May 9 at NYY-hit a three-run, ninth-inning HR off David Robertson breaking a 1-1 tie and giving the Rays a 4-1 win...they had trailed 1-0 entering the pushed the Rays past Baltimore and into first place in the AL East...Made his third Opening Day roster (2009, 2011-12) and his third start at three different positions...started in CF in 2009 in place of the injured B.J. Upton, in RF in 2011 and in LF in 2012. 2011 The Rays Opening Day right fielder was named an American League All-Star in his first full season in the majors...led the majors in hitting as late as June 2, with a highwater mark of .377 on May 27, and finished the season with a .277 (128-for-462) avg. ...appeared in 141 games (121 starts, 111-RF, 8-LF, 1-DH)...Hit .290 (108-for-370) against right-handed pitching with 16 HR, 60 RBI, 27 2B, .361 OBP and .505 SLG...batted .217 (20-for-92) vs. LHP with 3 HR, 15 RBI, .287 OBP and .370 SLG... his 3 HR off lefties came in a span of 13 AB in May and June and remain the only homers he has hit off lefties in his career in the regular season...Batted .310 (72-for-232) in 71 games at Tropicana Field, 2nd best on the club behind Casey Kotchman's .315 mark...Led the AL in hitting for 19 days and led the majors for 13 days, including 12 straight (May 22- June 2)...his lead (AL or major league) was the latest into a season in Rays history...In April-May batted .370/.430/.636 with 9 HR, 30 RBI and 13 June-July hit .179/.234/.358 with 6 HR, 19 Aug- Sep hit .274/.367/.425 with 4 HR and 26 RBI...Finished May with a .414 (36-for-87) avg. and .759 SLG, both setting club records for the month of May, ahead of Jason Bartlett (.388 avg. in 2009) and Fred McGriff (.727 SLG in 1999)...his .414 avg. was the 2nd highest of any month in club history, behind McGriff's .422 in July 1999...Belted a career-high 19 HR, but had only 2 HR in his final 31 games beginning Aug 23...on Sep 27 vs. NYY, the penultimate game of the season, hit a 3-run homer in the 7th inning off Rafael Soriano to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 victory...Went 13-for-14 (92.9 percent) in SB attempts, 2nd-best percentage in the AL (min. 10 attempts)...Led the team with 7 sacrifice flies and 9 intentional walks...entered the season with only 2 IBB in his career...had 2 sac flies in a 7-4 win on June 18 vs. FLA, tying the club record...Hit .306/.374/.535 with 7 HR and 30 RBI in the 7th through 9th innings...His 2 triples came in the same game, May 20 at FLA...became the fifth player in Rays history to record 2 triples in one game...hit 2 doubles during the team's 6-run 9th inning in a 12-0 win on Aug 28 at TOR, the first Ray to record 2 extrabase hits in an inning since Ty Wigginton on Sep 27, 2006 at BOS (2 doubles in the 7th)...Batted leadoff twice (Aug 10 vs. KC, Aug 22 vs. DET), his only career apps at leadoff, and went a combined 5-for-8 with 2 HR including a leadoff home run off Justin Verlander...Owns a career .356 (16-for-45) avg. against his former team, Detroit, his highest avg. against any opponent...has 4 HR, 12 RBI, .423 OBP and .667 SLG in 14 career games vs. Detroit...Made his second career Opening Day roster, starting in right field...started in center field in 2009 with B.J. Upton on the DL...ALL-STAR GAME: Elected by the players to his first All-Star Team, placing fourth among AL outfielders behind only TOR Jose Bautista, NYY Curtis Granderson and BOS Jacoby Ellsbury... went 1-for-2 with a single in the 9th inning off PIT Joel Hanrahan...POSTSEASON: Started in right field for all 4 games of the ALDS vs. Game 2 in Arlington slugged a 2-run homer off lefty Derek Holland in the 4th inning to give the Rays a 3-0 lead...his 4 RBI in the postseason ranked 2nd on the club after Kelly Shoppach (6). 2010 Joined the Rays from Triple-A Durham on June 25 and was 3rd on the team in RBI over the last three months of the season with 40, including 12 game-tying or go-ahead...made 63 starts (46-RF, 10-DH, 7-LF). ... Had 5 two-out, game-winning RBI...only six players in the AL had more ... 28 of his 40 RBI came with two out ... for comparison's sake, AL MVP Josh Hamilton had 33. ... His .644 slugging pct. with two outs led the AL (min. 50 AB) and was 2nd in the majors behind NL MVP Joey Votto (.655). ... In his first full month, July, he hit 2 grand slams and a 3-run homer, all two-out, game-winning blasts ... became the second Ray to hit 2 grand slams in the same month, joining Aubrey Huff in July 2005. ... All 10 of his home runs and 37 of his RBI came against right-handed pitching ... hit .262 (50- for-191) vs. righties but only .080 (2-for-25) against southpaws. ... All 25 of his career home runs have come against righthanders, coming in 439 AB...has 51 career AB vs. lefties. ... Drew 40 walks in 261 plate apps, an average of one walk every 6.56 PA - 4th best in the AL among players with at least 250 PA, after MIN Jim Thome (5.67), OAK Daric Barton (6.24) and OAK Jack Cust (6.25). ... His 7 pinch-hit RBI were tied for 2nd in the AL behind teammate Willy Aybar (10). ... Had 28 extra-base hits and 24 singles. ... Belted a game-winning two-out, pinch-hit grand slam July 3 at MIN (Matt Guerrier) that capped a 7-run 8th in the Rays 8-6 win...was the first slam of his career and the fifth pinchhit slam in club history...was the first grand slam in Target Field history, and the second ball to clear dead-center field at Target Field (Jim Thome hit the first). ... On July 26 vs. DET -- his first time facing his former team -- ended Max Scherzer's bid for a no-hitter with a two-out grand slam in the 6th inning ... snapped a scoreless tie for Matt Garza, who completed his own no-hitter that same night ... it was the first time a potential no-hitter was broken up by a grand slam in the 6th inning or later since July 23, 1990 when PHI Dickie Thon did it against NYM Frank Viola in the 6th inning. ... Became the first player in three years to hit a grand slam in his first game against a team that traded him -- since CIN Ryan Jorgensen on Aug 26, 2007 vs. FLA ... the next game, he hit a two-out, game-winning double off DET Justin Verlander in the 6th inning in a 3-2 win. ... On July 30 he hit a two-out, 3-run home run in the 6th inning off NYY Phil Hughes wiping out a 2-0 deficit and giving the Rays a 3-2 win, cutting the Yankees lead in the AL East to one game. ... Batted .288 (32-for-111) with 6 HR and 20 RBI on the road...hit only .190 (20-for-105) with 4 HR and 20 RBI at Tropicana Field. ... Was placed on the 15-day DL near the end of spring training (April 1) with a right elbow strain...on April 8 was sent on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Durham, but was shut down on April 13 after 5 games due to lingering soreness in his right elbow ... on May 18 was sent on another rehab assignment to Class-A Charlotte and hit .379 with 2 HR and 8 RBI over 10 games ... May 31 he was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Durham. ... Played in 20 more games for the Bulls in June before his June 25 recall ... hit .329 (25-for- 76) with 3 HR, 11 RBI, .463 OBP, .539 SLG, 7 2B and 19 BB ... went 5-for-5 with 3 doubles June 13 vs. Gwinnett (Braves), and reached base in 10 straight plate apps, June 13-14. 2009 Twenty-five-year-old appeared in 11 games over two stints with the Rays...started 9 games (4-CF, 4-RF, 1-DH)...batted .188 with 3 HR and 7 RBI. ...Made his first Opening Day roster and was the starting center fielder April 7 at BOS with B.J. Upton shelved...became the Rays 6th Opening Day CF in the past 6 years and their 9th overall...went 0-for-4 in his Rays debut. ...Belted his first home run as a Ray in his second game, April 9 at BOS (Daisuke Matsuzaka), a solo shot to lead off the 2nd inning. ...Made three starts for the Rays during that first tour and was optioned to Triple-A Durham April 13 when Upton was reinstated. ...Returned to the Rays for a two-week stay May 30 when the Rays sent pitcher Dale Thayer back to Durham. ...Homered his first two games back - May 31 vs. MIN (Nick Blackburn) and June 2 vs. KC (Roman Colon) - going a combined 5-for-7 with 5 RBI...had 3 hits and 4 RBI in that game vs. KC, one shy of his career high for each... hit a 2-run double off Horacio Ramirez, his first big league AB against a lefty in '09. ...Went hitless his next 6 games (0-15) and was sent to Durham for the remainder of the season when Pat Burrell was activated off the DL. ...Hit .273 for the Triple-A champion Bulls with 35 2B, 16 HR, 66 RBI and 14 SB...led the team with 73 R and 67 BB. 2008 Spent two stints in the majors: May 5-28 and June 29 through season's end. Batted .252 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 92 games for the Tigers in 2008, his first action at the major league level...ranked 3rd among AL rookies with a .492 slugging pct. behind TEX Chris Davis (.549) and Evan Longoria (.531). Placed 4th among all major league rookies with a 20.17 at-bats per home run ratio (min. 200 AB) behind Longoria (16.59), Davis (17.35) and the Reds' Jay Bruce (19.67). Combined to hit 25 home runs with 74 RBI between the Tigers and Toledo (AAA). Had his contract purchased by the Tigers from Toledo on May 5 made his major league debut that night vs. Boston, starting in right field. Collected his first major league hit on May 7 vs. Boston, a single in the fifth inning off Julian Tavarez. Connected for his first major league home run on May 10 vs. NYY, belting a solo home run in the first inning off Darrell Rasner. Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on May 28. Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on June 29 hit .342 (26-76) with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and 15 RBI in his first 25 games after rejoining the club June 29-July 30. Established a career high with four hits on July 3 at Seattle...equaled the high with four hits on July 21 at Kansas City. Earned AL Player of the Week honors for July 7-13, the first Tigers rookie position player to win the award since Tony Clark in 1996...hit .409 (9-22) with four doubles, four home runs and six RBI in six games during the week. Tallied a career-high five RBI on July 21 at KC. Belted two home runs August 19 at Texas. Batted .266 (25-94) with nine home runs in 31 games prior to the All-Star break...hit .243 (36- 148) with three home runs in 61 games following the break.