MLB

Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Avg.
.267
 
Career Avg.
.252
Name  Matt Joyce
Born  8/3/1984
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  20
Position  DH
Bats  L
Throws  R
7/26/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Rays OF/DH Matt Joyce has a career .333 batting average (8-for-24) with two home runs against Red Sox starter John Lackey.
Insight: Joyce is one of four Rays starters (Evan Longoria, Yunel Escobar, Ben Zobrist are the others) batting over .333 for their career versus Lackey.
 
7/19/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Rays OF/DH Matt Joyce has a career .467 batting average (7-for-15) against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: The total includes a double, triple and two home runs for a 1.686 OPS. Joyce is batting .270 with seven homers and 40 RBI.
 
6/29/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Rays OF/DH Matt Joyce had as many hits Sunday as he had in his previous nine games combined.
Insight: Joyce (.274, 5 HR, 33 RBI, .784 OPS) went 5-for-6 with a double, two homers, four RBI and three runs Sunday at Baltimore. He had just one home run in his previous 65 games.
 
6/20/2014 3:11:00 PM
Description: Rays OF/DH Matt Joyce will not start Friday night, despite a right-hander on the mound for Houston
Insight: Joyce (.266, 3 HR, 26RBI) can't hit lefties and rarely starts against them, but usually gets the nod with righties on the hill. Jerry Sands (.200, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 15 at-bats) will be the DH.
 
Hot4/20/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: With lefty Vidal Nuno on the mound for the Yankees Sunday, Rays OF/DH Matt Joyce will take a seat.
Insight: Joyce can't hit lefties and rarely starts against them. The 29-year-old is hitting .349 with two homers, seven RBI and a 1.044 OPS in 43 at-bats this year.
 
Hot4/18/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Rays OF/DH Matt Joyce is a career .357 hitter with three solo homers against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Joyce is off to a fine start, batting .324 with a 1.002 OPS. Assuming the platoon player is in the Rays starting lineup, he should be in yours as well.
 
Hot4/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Rays DH Matt Joyce went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Joyce is 11-for-26 (.423) with two doubles, two homers, seven RBI, six BBs and five Ks so far.
 
3/31/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Rays DH Matt Joyce has always done lousy against Toronto starter R.A. Dickey.
Insight: In 26 at bats, Joyce has only managed four hits against the the right-hander. Joyce (.235, 18 HR, 47 RBI in 2013) will bat seventh in today's season opener.
 
9/25/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Rays outfielder Matt Joyce is 6-for-14 (.429) with a pair of homers and a 1.671 OPS against Yankees starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Joyce has been missing in action in September, batting a miniscule .091 in 17 games, but this is a favorable matchup.
 
Hot8/26/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Rays right fielder Matt Joyce is 11-for-30 (.367) with a pair of homers against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Joyce is 7-for-18 (.389) over his last six games and should be started in this favorable matchup.
 
8/25/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Rays right fielder Matt Joyce has three homers over his last seven games after failing to hit one for 45 straight games (29 starts) going back to June 16. He's also batting .368 (14-for-38) over his last 14 games. That still doesn't mean you should start him Sunday against Ivan Nova, however.
Insight: Joyce is 3-for-23 (.130) lifetime against the Yankees starter, with eight strikeouts.
 
8/16/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Rays right fielder Matt Joyce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Friday against Toronto.
Insight: Joyce had gone 45 straight games (29 starts) without a home run. He had just four RBI during his drought and a pitiful 36 on the season in 325 at-bats.
 
7/27/2013 9:24:00 AM
Description: Rays right fielder Matt Joyce hasn't had success against Ivan Nova of the Yankees in their previous meetings.
Insight: Joyce is 3-for-21 (.143) against Nova, who will start Saturday. The outfielder is batting .240 with 14 homers, 33 RBI and a .756 OPS this season and has hit .222 with a .558 OPS in July.
 
7/24/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: Rays right fielder Matt Joyce is taking a breather Wednesday night against Boston.
Insight: It makes sense since Joyce is only hitting .182 against lefties this year and Felix Doubront will be pitching for the Red Sox. Rookie Wil Myers is starting in his place.
 
7/23/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay outfielder Matt Joyce is 4-for-8 against Boston left-hander Jon Lester with a pair of home runs, six RBI and a 1.806 OPS
Insight: Considering that the Rays' outfielder is normally not even in the lineup against most lefties due to a career .200 batting average, this figures to be a statistical oddity.
 
7/21/2013 11:34:00 AM
Description: Having to face R.A. Dickey isn't exactly Matt Joyce's idea of a good time.
Insight: The Rays right fielder owns a .125 lifetime average against Dickey, which is incovenient because that's who he'll be facing Sunday in the series finale. Fantasy owners should plan accordingly.
 
6/29/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Rays DH Matt Joyce is 6-for-14 (.429) with a pair of home runs against Detroit ace Justin Verlander.
Insight: He's hitting just .139 over the past two weeks with no power, so it would be a tough start for any fantasy owner.
 
Cold6/23/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Rays DH Matt Joyce has been pitiful against New York righthander Ivan Nova throughout his career.
Insight: He's hitting just .118 against him with five whiffs in 17 at bats. Joyce is just three for his last 20 and Sunday's meeting with Nova certainly won't help matters. Consider subbing Joyce out for another outfielder if you can afford to do so.
 
Hot6/15/2013 8:49:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay right fielder Matt Joyce has homered in four of the last six games.
Insight: Joyce hit his 14th of the season Saturday against the Royals and is batting .319 with eight bombs and 18 RBI since May 18.
 
Hot6/15/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay right fielder Matt Joyce is 10-for-27 (.370) with four extra base hits and a 1.030 OPS versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Joyce has homered in three of the last five games and hits right-handed pitching 60 points better than left-handers this season. Start him.
 

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NCSU 24
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Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
7:05pm Saturday
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
Final
ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
5:05pm Tonight
DUR
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TOR 2
NYY 0
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CWS 6
DET 3
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STL 1
CHC 5
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PIT 3
CIN 2
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BAL 3
MIN 2
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TAM 7
BOS 0
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CLE 3
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CWS 4
DET 8
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ATL 0
MIA 4
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NYM 2
PHI 7
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HOU 2
TEX 0
Final
ARI 0
COL 2
Final
STL 13
CHC 2
Final
SDP 2
LOS 1
 
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
 
Final
ANA 2
OAK 0
 
Final
SEA 1
WAS 3
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
PHI
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:35pm Today
BAL
MIN
 
1:40pm Today
TAM
BOS
 
2:10pm Today
CWS
DET
 
2:10pm Today
HOU
TEX
 
2:15pm Today
STL
CHC
 
3:35pm Today
ANA
OAK
 
4:05pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
COL
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
LOS
 
4:10pm Today
SEA
WAS
 
5:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
 
Final
MICH 52
APPST 14
Final
NAVY 17
OSU 34
Final
UAB 48
TROY 10
Final
UVA 20
UCLA 28
Final
PURD 43
WMICH 34
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
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UMASS 7
BC 30
Final
NW 24
CAL 31
Final
NEB 55
FATL 7
Final
UMO 27
MARS 42
Final
ND 48
RICE 17
Final
MIZZ 38
SDST 18
Final
ALA 33
WVU 23
Final
AUB 45
ARK 21
Final
STAN 45
UCD 0
Final
UGA 45
CLEM 21
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
Final
KSU 14
OHIO 17
Final
OKLA 48
LATU 16
Final
KST 55
SAUST 16
Final
USC 52
FRES 13
Final
MSST 49
SMISS 0
 
Final
OKST 31
FSU 37
 
Final
TEX 38
UNT 7
Final
NMU 24
UTEP 31
 
8:05pm Saturday
UF 0
IDAHO 0
4th
LSU 21
WISC 24
 
2nd
OREG 35
SD 13
 
Half
HAW 10
WASH 17
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
UTST
7:30pm Tonight
BAY
SMU
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
7:05pm Saturday
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
5:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR