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Matt Joyce | Outfielder | #23

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida Southern
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 12 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Joyce finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's loss in Texas.
Joyce is finishing up strong in the final week, going 7-for-18 (.389) with three doubles, a home run and two RBI over his past six games to raise his average six points to .243. The left-handed hitting veteran is likely to land a platoon situation with a club again in 2018. Oct 1 - 2:19 AM

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Matt Joyce doubled three times on Wednesday in a victory over the Mariners.

THe three doubles gives him 33 on the season, and all three were off ineffective Mariner starter Erasmo Ramirez. Joyce hasn't had much luck with the batting average (.242), but he has slugged .471, and his .335 on-base percentage illustrates that the approach hasn't gone away. He'll likely be a platoon hitter for someone again in 2018.
Sep 27 - 6:41 PM

Matt Joyce belted his 24th home run of the season as the Athletics topped the Phillies on Friday night in Oakland.

Joyce clobbered his two-run shot off of Mark Leiter Jr. in the second inning, increasing the A's advantage to 4-0. The 33-year-old has already set new career-highs in home runs and runs scored, and could top the 75 RBI that he had with the Rays in 2011 before all is said and done. He finished the night 1-for-5 and is slashing .241/.339/.479 with 24 homers and 65 RBI.
Sep 15 - 9:58 PM

Matt Joyce posted a solo home run with a walk and two RBI across four at-bats in Tuesday's game against the Angels.

Joyce has bounced around with five different organizations through his first 10 seasons in the majors, reaching double-digits in homers just six times previous to 2017. He is on a different plane this season, cracking a career-best 21 clouts with 60 RBI through 404 at-bats.
Sep 6 - 4:48 AM

33-year-old Matt Joyce is making his first start in center field since 2009 in Saturday's game against the Mariners.

Joyce is a bad corner outfielder, and it says a lot about the A's organization as a whole that the team is playing him in center on Sept. 2, with anyone in the minors eligible to join the roster and help out. Ideally, Joyce would be DHing rather regularly right now.
Sep 2 - 6:31 PM

Matt Joyce blasted his 20th home run as the Athletics fell to the Angels on Tuesday.

Joyce got the A's on the board when he took Troy Scribner deep for a solo shot in the second inning. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-3. The 20 home runs are a new career best for Joyce who is slashing .233/.333/.455 with 56 RBI on the season.
Aug 30 - 1:34 AM

Matt Joyce went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Wednesday's 12-inning loss to the Orioles.

Joyce connected for a two-run home run in the eighth inning. His third RBI on the afternoon proved even more pivotal, as his sacrifice fly off Zach Britton in the ninth inning tied up the game at 7-7. For the season as a whole, the veteran outfielder is slashing .232/.332/.454 with 19 homers and 54 RBI in 111 games.
Aug 23 - 8:02 PM

Matt Joyce posted a double, solo home run, two runs scored and four RBI across five at-bats in Tuesday's victory against Kansas City.

Joyce has really come alive over the past few weeks, going 14-for-43 (.326) with six doubles, four homers and 11 RBI. He has raised his average from .221 to .234 just since July 29. The veteran isn't normally a reliable mixed-league option, but lately he has been a solid play and a nice DFS value, too.
Aug 16 - 2:03 AM

Matt Joyce went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Joyce piled on with the Orioles already down 6-2 in the seventh, crushing a two-run home run to put the game even further out of reach. The veteran slugger is hitting .231/.337/.449 with 16 homers and 46 RBI this season. He has gone yard in three of his last eight games.
Aug 13 - 6:52 PM

Matt Joyce went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.

Joyce cranked a solo shot off Yovani Gallardo in the bottom of the first inning, his 15th homer of the season. For the campaign as a whole, the veteran outfielder is slashing .228/.334/.426 over the course of 329 at-bats.
Aug 9 - 6:44 PM

Matt Joyce has been suspended two games by Major League Baseball for using a homophobic slur toward a fan on Friday night.

Joyce got into an argument with a fan sitting above the visitors dugout at Angel Stadium. He acknowledged using the word and apologized publicly on Twitter. The veteran outfielder will sit out the Athletics' final two games in Anaheim.
Aug 5 - 5:08 PM

Matt Joyce posted a double, two-run home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 10-4 loss against the Giants.

Joyce accounted for nearly all of the offense, as the meat of the order (batters three through six) were 1-for-15 with an RBI single from Yonder Alonso. The left-handed hitting veteran has back-to-back multi-hit games, and he has lifted his average from .218 to .229 since July 15. He still has a while to go before he can be trusted outside of deeper AL fantasy formats, however.
Aug 2 - 2:36 AM

Matt Joyce had two hits, two walks and three runs scored from the leadoff spot Monday against the Giants.

It's the first time this year that he's scored three runs in a game. Joyce has offered the A's league-average offense and subpar defense in the first season of a two-year deal. He might have been a candidate to be dealt before the deadline if not for the second year on his contract, paying him $6 million in 2018. He's not a disaster at that price; he's just yet another A's player who fails to move the needle.
Aug 1 - 1:45 AM

Matt Joyce reached base three times and scored the Athletics' lone run Tuesday in Toronto.

Joyce singled to lead off the game and had one of the A's three doubles on the night, scoring after the two-bagger. The A's top four hitters had all six of their hits in this one, as their 5-9 batters took an O-fer.
Jul 25 - 10:23 PM

Matt Joyce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

Joyce lofted a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning before cracking a solo home run in the eighth inning to cap off the A's 7-2 victory. For the season as a whole, the veteran outfielder is hitting .223/.331/.414 with 12 homers and 38 RBI.
Jul 19 - 8:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2Mark Canha
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Ryon Healy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Andrew Triggs
4Jharel Cotton
5Paul Blackburn
6Chris Smith
7Daniel Gossett
8Daniel Mengden
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Santiago Casilla
3Ryan Dull
4Liam Hendriks
5Chris Hatcher
6Daniel Coulombe
7Simon Castro
8Bobby Wahl
9Michael Brady
10Sam Moll
11Raul Alcantara