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Matt DownsHigh Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2013 MLB Years: 2009-2012
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Positions2B-324, 3B-197, 1B-104, SS-51, rf-26, OF-20, LF-3, DH-1Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Russell Downs
Height6-2Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 19,1984 [33.341]PlaceTuscaloosa,Alabama
High SchoolBibb County (Centreville,AL)
CollegeShelton State Community College (Tuscaloosa,AL), University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa,AL)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants in the 36th round (1076th overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round (735th overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsLee ElderService Time2.094 (2012)
MLB DebutJune 16,2009 [25.089]
OrganizationsSFN [5] HOU [3] MIA [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID37919Retrosheet IDdownm001MLBAM ID453303
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed51Power60Contact65XBH67RBIs66Runs62Hitting52Durability54Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004AlabamaSECNCAA-1-262b-3b201627462005002200001.222.276.296.5728229.240.074.148.2576.906.901.000.000.0033.33
2006AlabamaSECNCAA-1-262b-3b226425252751627626028171113308.298.388.460.84811625307.294.162.298.3719.125.540.612.2836.0033.33
2006Arizona GiantsArizRksfn-3b224616834521640296117933505.310.373.452.8257620196.317.142.274.3578.674.590.530.000.0038.46
2007Salem-Keizer VolcanoesNwstA-sfn-1b-2b237328768973308481622834107405.338.410.537.94715441336.357.199.345.4108.3310.121.212.3835.8842.27
2008San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn152b-3b241094377413330117752413345757609.304.357.494.85121648489.314.190.293.3696.9511.661.683.4825.7136.09
2008Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-2b-of242286102150371041030112.244.298.407.70535894.243.163.221.3054.2610.642.503.1928.6738.10
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13152384154351208225133867877111.294.347.480.82725156583.302.186.281.3586.5211.491.763.4326.1536.36
2009Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn152b2510942468127333147482255874706.300.343.491.83420850467.315.191.264.3595.3512.422.323.0030.2939.37
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn372b2517536920121061300112.170.250.264.51414360.200.094.226.22810.0021.672.171.6753.0033.33
2010Arizona GiantsArizRksfn-ss-3b2627121002001100000.286.375.429.804318.333.143.286.35812.5012.501.000.000.0050.00
2010Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn153b-2b265619737509172834253541104.254.348.416.7648217228.276.162.284.34210.9615.351.403.0728.1434.00
2010Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-2b26619021002111210001.105.190.158.3483121.118.053.105.1714.769.522.000.000.0050.00
2010Totals for PCL-PCL         62216375210173045263751105.241.335.394.7298518249.260.153.269.32710.4414.861.422.8130.8634.62
2010Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         64223385411173245273851105.242.336.395.7318819257.263.153.269.32810.5114.791.412.7231.8635.19
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn342b26297861970170081810101.244.318.372.69029888.300.128.231.3089.0920.452.251.1478.0042.11
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou16ss-3b261119220000001210000.105.190.105.2952021.118.000.053.1534.769.522.000.000.000.00
2010Totals for NL-NL         409782170170092020101.216.294.320.614318109.260.104.196.2798.2618.352.220.9297.0038.10
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou162b-3b271061992955180104100174750103.276.347.518.86510328222.315.242.327.3757.6621.172.764.5019.9050.91
2012Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAhou61b-2b2824901424203153282030102.267.343.389.732355102.309.122.222.3257.8419.612.502.9430.0020.83
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou161b-3b28911781536418162483841015.202.253.371.6246613191.212.169.202.2714.1919.904.754.1922.2536.11
2013New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAmia122b-3b2982270275811283501245430425.215.282.359.6419721301.236.144.230.2827.9717.942.252.6633.7536.21
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter25452758121311206634401181113211.230.296.406.70221452582.258.176.250.0006.8720.272.953.4426.3542.98
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter529198533356614111603156226167280392229339.285.348.458.8069092122242.302.173.275.0007.4512.491.682.6833.0837.46
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter29910861562826163516116108717921514320.260.323.424.7474601021213.279.164.250.0007.1714.762.062.8931.0336.17
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1094377413330117752413345757609.304.357.494.85121648489.314.190.293.0006.9511.661.683.4825.7136.09
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7328768973308481622834107405.338.410.537.94715441336.357.199.345.0008.3310.121.212.3835.8842.27
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter48175355417403161181033505.309.373.451.8247921204.318.142.274.0008.824.900.560.000.0038.89
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter8027956811827676030191113309.290.378.444.82212427336.289.154.283.0008.935.650.632.0839.8633.33
Houston Astros Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter20839646932211857242687101118.235.298.432.73017141434.257.197.258.0005.9920.053.354.1522.0044.09
San Francisco Giants Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter461311228902910143110213.214.291.328.6194311148.260.114.229.0009.4620.952.211.3565.5039.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623363777201134223267571217.230.296.406.70213633371.258.176.250.0006.8720.272.953.4426.3542.98
Average Minor - Per 162 games162608102173433189619851861279112.285.348.458.80627865687.302.173.275.0007.4512.491.682.6833.0837.46

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2004AlabamaSECNCAA-1So26Rel20014.0316016000029.0331413115232001.6610.240.314.667.141.53.000-
2005AlabamaSECNCAA-1Jr26Rel21205.7616115000029.2372219613332001.6911.221.823.9410.012.541.000-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter214.9132131000058.2703632728564001.6710.741.074.308.592.00.667-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2006Arizona Giants ArizRksfn223B43--237281010395.9222.21------4693.578.2
2007Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn233B14--2261-2928.9662.00------7319.218.4
2007Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn232B30--4674622126120.9524.00------7341.139.5
2007Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn231B45--30824124333332.9977.38------7361.659.2
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn24OF10--111--12121.0001.20------1099.27.1
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn241B3--5---551.0001.67------1092.82.1
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn24SS10--1329244442.9554.20------1099.27.1
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn242B63--111172534288283.9834.49------10957.845.0
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn243B33--1954467773.9482.21------10930.323.6
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24OF10--12---12121.0001.20------2245.57.0
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24SS3--86-314141.0004.67------2213.62.1
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn242B12--2627295553.9644.42------2254.58.4
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn252B90--1952211354429416.9704.62------10982.662.5
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25SS1---------------1090.90.7
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25RF9--142111716.9411.78------1098.36.3
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn253B11--5135-2318.7831.64------10910.17.6
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn252B17161433142-1373731.0004.290.51-----17100.010.5
2010Arizona Giants ArizRksfn26SS1--13-1441.0004.00------250.01.9
2010Arizona Giants ArizRksfn263B1--22--441.0004.00------250.01.9
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn26SS14--1736175453.9813.79------5625.09.7
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn263B29--1236325148.9411.66------5651.820.1
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn262B16--2246-1268681.0004.25------5628.611.1
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou262B6--1311232624.9234.00------6100.04.2
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26SS211022-1441.0002.000.40-----1118.21.2
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou262B21112---221.0001.000.18-----1118.21.2
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou263B2111-3-1331.0001.500.27-----1118.21.2
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26DH1---------------293.40.6
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn262B191817430471127877.9874.050.44-----2965.511.7
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271B13342374-441411.0003.150.98-----10612.38.0
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27RF33254---441.0001.330.16-----1062.81.9
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27SS2110311-54.8002.000.40-----1061.91.2
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou272B27161623746398683.9653.070.51-----10625.516.7
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou273B1912126419242523.9201.210.18-----10617.911.7
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou28RF3--5---551.0001.67------2412.52.1
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou282B9--2228-350501.0005.56------2437.56.3
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou281B10--649287573.9737.30------2441.77.0
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou283B5--221-54.8000.80------2420.83.5
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou28LF1---------------244.20.7
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou281B251413813516310154151.9816.041.09-----9127.515.4
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28RF1185671--881.0000.730.14-----9112.16.8
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou282B322259-214141.0004.670.64-----913.31.9
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28LF2-31---111.0000.500.33-----912.21.2
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283B1811102526313431.9121.720.30-----9119.811.1
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28SS1-1-------------911.10.6
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia29SS17--20503117370.9594.12------8220.711.8
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia293B22--1039655549.8912.23------8226.815.3
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia291B8--645-569691.0008.63------829.85.6
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia292B30--4476418124120.9684.00------8236.620.8
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B6853512105144436253249.9843.660.49-----680.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B3924239948566257.9191.460.24-----390.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B381718017220314195192.9855.051.07-----380.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF141181111--12121.0000.860.15-----140.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS5221531198.8891.600.38-----50.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF2-31---111.0000.500.33-----20.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 5 season(s)-   2B163--3224092199752731.9724.48------1630.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B67--2990157134119.8881.78------670.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS35--4592421141137.9723.91------350.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B18--12814213144142.9867.89------180.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF12--192112221.9551.75------120.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF10--12---12121.0001.20------100.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1---------------10.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B63--111172534288283.9834.49------630.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B33--1954467773.9482.21------330.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF10--111--12121.0001.20------100.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS10--1329244442.9554.20------100.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--5---551.0001.67------30.00.0
A- Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B45--30824124333332.9977.38------450.00.0
A- Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B30--4674622126120.9524.00------300.00.0
A- Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B14--2261-2928.9662.00------140.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B44--257481010799.9252.25------440.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1--13-1441.0004.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2006Arizona Giants ArizRksfn22-----43-----
2007Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn23--4530-14-----
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn24--3631033---10-
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24---123----10-
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25---90111--9--
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25---17-------
2010Arizona Giants ArizRksfn26----11-----
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn26---161429-----
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou26---6-------
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26---222-----
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26---19------1
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27--1327219--3--
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou28--109-51-3--
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28--2531182-11--
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia29--8301722-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2525447146019002400102.318.340.523.86323747.325.205.2504.268.512.002.1344.0050.00
2010San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2625438164101205400000.372.438.512.95022548.410.140.30210.428.330.800.000.0031.25
2011Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB27244810145126006800100.292.364.563.92727855.308.271.39610.9114.551.333.6424.0057.14
2012Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2817452721060021000101.156.188.244.43211348.194.088.1334.1720.835.000.000.0042.86
2013Miami MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2920414621140011210102.146.182.317.49913444.172.171.1952.2727.2712.002.2741.0066.67
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs111221315719442620163810405.258.306.434.7409627242.290.176.2586.6115.702.381.6555.2547.37

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2007Northwest League All-Star Team (2B) ... Northwest League Most Valuable Player2
2008California League All-Star Team (UT)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2013-08-051B-2BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Marlins  
2013-04-061B-2BMiami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to New Orleans (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2013-01-201B-2BMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contractTeam Roster on 2013-01-20
2012-11-081B-2BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Astros  
2012-11-061B-2BHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minorsTeam Roster on 2012-11-06
2012-10-301B-2BHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for assignmentTeam Roster on 2012-10-30
2012-09-021bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Oklahoma CIty (AAA)Team Roster on 2012-09-02
2012-08-113bHouston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Oklahoma City (AAA)Team Roster on 2012-08-11
2012-06-093bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)Team Roster on 2012-06-09
2012-06-033bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Oklahoma City (AAA)Team Roster on 2012-06-03
2012-05-06rf-3bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2010-08-25Claimed off waivers by Astros from Giants 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2009San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll25400,000-72436-2,746,792400,000400,000
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26400,000-75739-2,812,412400,000800,000
2010San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll26400,000-75737-2,812,412400,000800,000
2011Houston AstrosTeam Payroll27421,000-69722232,722,607414,0001,221,000
2012Houston AstrosTeam Payroll28487,5002.09463517302,954,887480,0001,708,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red