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John Mayberry | First Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored as the Phillies beat the Blue Jays 6-3 on Monday.
The game was called in the eighth due to rain. Mayberry has hit .293/.356/.512 with two homers in 41 at-bats this spring. The Phillies are very open to trading him, but they do figure to keep him as a reserve if nothing can be worked out. Mar 24 - 4:16 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies have made John Mayberry available via trade.

Many thought they would non-tender him over the winter, but they wound up bringing him back for $1.5875 million. Even with Darin Ruf (oblique) likely to begin the season on the disabled list, it appears there might not be room on the Phillies' roster for the out-of-options Mayberry. The 30-year-old has batted .246/.306/.423 with 40 homers over the last three seasons for Philly.
Mar 21 - 1:31 PM

Darin Ruf and John Mayberry Jr. each homered Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Mayberry also singled and stole a base. There is room for both Ruf and Mayberry on the Phillies' bench, but ideally, one of the spots would go to a superior defensive outfielder. Ruf makes more sense for the club if the Phillies are willing to sit Ryan Howard against lefties at least semi-frequently. That probably won't be the case in April, though, which may give Mayberry a leg up.
Feb 27 - 4:37 PM

Phillies avoided arbitration with OF John Mayberry by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5875 million contract.

Mayberry had been eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He's coming off a disappointing .227/.286/.391 season and will open 2014 as a backup, but the Phillies gave no thought to non-tendering him.
Jan 17 - 8:34 AM

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies are seeking an upgrade over outfielder John Mayberry, Jr.

Despite tendering Mayberry a contract, the Phillies are still searching for a fourth outfielder to usurp the role currently held by Mayberry. Specifically, manager Ryne Sandberg wants "a right-handed bat" and "defense with depth at center field". While Mayberry technically qualifies under both criteria, his OPS has declined in two straight seasons and his defense is subpar, particularly in center.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:52:00 PM

The Phillies have tendered a contract to outfielder John Mayberry.

Some speculated that Mayberry could be non-tendered following the signing of Marlon Byrd, but GM Ruben Amaro kept his word and will retain the outfielder. Mayberry is coming off a disappointing .227/.286/.391 batting line in 134 games this past season, but he's proved useful in the past, particularly against left-handed pitching. The Phillies will also tender contracts to Kyle Kendrick, Ben Revere and Antonio Bastardo.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that he plans to tender a contract to John Mayberry.

Mayberry posted a disappointing .227/.286/.391 batting line in 134 games this past season, but the Phillies still like his power potential and he shouldn't be that expensive. The 29-year-old outfielder is arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 05:05:00 PM

John Mayberry swatted his 11th homer of the season on Saturday, helping to propel the Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Nationals.

Mayberry finished the night 2-for-4. He got the Phillies on the board with a no-doubter to left-center off Gio Gonzalez in the fifth inning, evening the score at 1-1. He's failed to live up to expectations for the most part this season, slashing just .230/.292/.401 with 11 homers and 39 RBI in 339 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 10:47:00 PM

John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run homer Monday in the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Rockies.

Mayberry was just 6-for-40 this month before taking Jeff Manship deep tonight. He's gotten more playing time that he's deserved as a result of Delmon Young's struggles and Ben Revere's injury this year, but he hasn't done a whole lot with it; he's batting .242 with nine homers in 274 at-bats. Barring a big finish, he could be non-tendered this winter.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:25:00 PM

John Mayberry went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a pair of steals in Monday's loss to the Padres.

Mayberry, who has been getting more time off recently, hadn't registered a hit in more than a week prior to the game. The steals are obviously an outlier, as Mayberry entered the game with three on the season and 10 for his career. The 29-year-old is now batting .262/.316/.445 with five homers through 164 at-bats.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 02:05:00 AM

John Mayberry hit a walk-off grand slam -- his second homer of the night -- as the Phillies beat the Marlins 7-3 on Tuesday.

Mayberry didn't even start the game, entering as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. But trailing by a run in the bottom of the 10th, Mayberry took Steve Cishek deep to prolong the game and ended it with the two-out blast in the 11th. The home runs gave the reserve outfielder four on the year to go with 14 RBI.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 11:22:00 PM

John Mayberry has started 13 of the last 14 games.

Even more notable is that he's started four of the last five games in center field. Part of that is because Ben Revere has been a little banged up, but the Phillies are also looking to get Mayberry more starts in center with Revere struggling at the plate. Mayberry is hitting only .232/.321/.449 with a pair of homers himself, but he should continue to see plenty of playing time, especially against lefties, even with Delmon Young back.
Fri, May 3, 2013 12:56:00 PM

John Mayberry is starting in right field Monday against Braves' right-hander Tim Hudson.

Laynce Nix would have been the choice if Phillies manager Charlie Manuel were going with a straight platoon, but obviously that's not the plan. The skipper will rotate the players in and out of the lineup based on matchups, the type of opposing pitcher and recent performances. For what it's worth, Mayberry has hit .308 in 17 plate appearances against Hudson.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 06:54:00 PM

John Mayberry went 2-for-3 with a walk Thursday versus the Twins.

Dominic Brown's early performance is getting a lot of attention in Phillies camp, but Mayberry is off to a solid 9-for-32 start with a homer and five RBI. Even if Brown locks up a starting job, Mayberry is pretty much assured a roster spot. Manager Charlie Manuel will have to decide whether to play him regularly or to platoon him with left-hander Darin Ruf initially.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 04:26:00 PM

John Mayberry had three hits and drove home three runs, leading the Phillies to a 12-6 victory over the Astros in Houston on Friday.

He finished the night 3-for-5 with a double, run scored and three RBI. He singled home a run to cap off the four-run fourth inning, then added a two-run single in the fifth to increase the Phillies lead to 7-3. He hasn't quite lived up to the lofty expectations this season, but is still hitting a respectable .260/.315/.429 with 14 homers and 46 RBI.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 12:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2John Mayberry
3Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Jayson Nix
3B1Cody Asche
LF1Domonic Brown
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
6Jonathan Pettibone
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ethan Martin
6B.J. Rosenberg
7Mario Hollands
8Jeff Manship