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Matt WatsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1998-2011 MLB Years: 2003-2010
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PositionsOF-542, LF-55, RF-13, 1B-9, P-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Kyle Watson
Height5-11Weight190BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 5,1978 [39.262]PlaceLancaster,Pennsylvania
High SchoolMcCaskey (Lancaster,PA)
CollegeXavier University (Cincinnati,OH)

DraftedSelected by the Montreal Expos [Team Picks] in the 16th round (480th overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 47th round (1374th overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 12,2003 [25.007]
OrganizationsMON [4] OAK [4] NYN [3] TOR [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID7406Retrosheet IDwatsm002MLBAM ID420673
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed39Power63Contact75XBH70RBIs67Runs42Hitting63Durability46Team.489Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998XavierCollegeFrlf1942142325510184122201000000.387.463.6411.1049119162.379.254.394.47412.356.170.504.9417.7534.55
1999XavierCollegeSolf20531895273232145152232100000.386.453.7511.20414239212.383.365.503.50310.859.910.916.6013.5053.42
1999Vermont ExposNYPLA-mon26of207028455108123747177302732416.380.439.518.95714722323.398.138.278.4199.298.360.902.1740.5720.37
2000Jupiter HammerheadsFSLA+mon-of21401371024520843182310026.175.276.241.517337156.211.066.204.24011.5414.741.280.000.0029.17
2001Jupiter HammerheadsFSLA+mon-of22124446701473345741796345603411.330.417.455.87220342518.356.125.285.38212.168.690.710.9789.2028.57
2002Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn5of231274375512226210671283952325414.279.339.416.75518238486.295.137.236.3298.0210.701.332.0643.7031.15
2002Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAmon-of2314110000000000000.250.250.250.500104.250.000.000.2230.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Totals for East-East         1284415612326210671283952325414.279.338.415.75318338490.294.136.234.3287.9610.611.332.0444.1030.89
2003Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-nyn-of24414021000212310000.143.294.214.5083117.182.071.286.25211.7617.651.500.000.0050.00
2003St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-of2427220102101200100.286.333.571.904419.333.285.571.35211.1122.222.000.000.0050.00
2003Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-of248286113011112210000.393.452.6071.05917431.400.214.286.4566.456.451.003.2328.0036.36
2003Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn30of24742544075181115522232381514.295.366.504.87012830291.284.209.299.3727.907.901.003.7823.0940.00
2003Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor         8830348902221258642830101614.297.369.502.87115236348.292.205.304.3738.058.621.073.4525.2540.00
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn50lf241523042002001501001.174.208.261.4696225.222.087.130.2084.0020.005.000.000.0050.00
2004Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-of25125476791453731996345475425212.305.377.515.89224559541.326.210.321.3819.9813.861.393.5125.0540.69
2005Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak12261134198213227317811216757221007.315.404.516.92021647500.324.201.387.39613.4011.400.853.4024.6535.61
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak12lf261948493005002400001.188.220.250.47012350.205.062.104.2104.008.002.000.000.0033.33
2006Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-of273212621408152801191510024.317.411.516.9276514146.330.199.341.39813.0110.270.793.4225.2035.00
2006Chiba LotteJap PacIntl-2764186145112052001253710114.274.362.419.7817817213.317.145.274.34311.7417.371.482.3537.2033.33
2007Chiba Lotte MarinesJap PacIntl--285113812287041320122500009.203.267.341.6084711150.220.138.239.2708.0016.672.082.6734.5039.29
2008Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor20of2977252377318053010464710518.290.395.421.81610623304.332.131.317.36415.1315.461.021.6450.4031.51
2009Lancaster BarnstomersAtlInd-83066234356312284310394130214.269.378.440.81810322278.294.171.342.36214.0314.751.052.8829.2534.92
2009St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-lf3039141102002100100.444.500.7781.2787212.444.334.556.50416.678.330.500.000.0050.00
2009Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn38rf-lf3025110000000300000.200.200.200.400105.500.000.000.1790.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2009Buffalo BisonsILAAAnyn9rf30516230000003300000.188.316.188.5043019.231.000.188.25315.7915.791.000.000.000.00
2009Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         1030481102005700100.267.361.367.72811236.333.100.267.32613.8919.441.400.000.0025.00
2010Lancaster BarnstormersAtlInd-20313010122327241410231421002.317.452.545.9975513127.337.228.465.43618.1111.020.613.1525.2540.63
2010Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak22lf3137153254412092600112410004.288.339.542.8818321165.292.254.327.3816.6714.552.185.4517.0047.73
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26lf311230262014003500000.200.273.367.64011333.208.167.267.2859.0915.151.673.0330.0050.00
2011Lancaster BarnstormersAtlInd-2032782725178160154502495330208.287.399.511.91013931326.306.224.397.39815.0316.261.084.6018.1339.74
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter46101619701110061401002.188.234.287.521298108.209.099.158.0005.5612.962.330.93101.0042.11
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter844306748793420121895177237380402329391776.305.383.471.85414443113527.323.166.302.00010.7711.401.062.5234.4633.30
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter463169628651212086631618822324417525639.302.383.499.8828461941966.316.197.334.00011.3412.411.093.3625.7037.89
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1384746313529211681394157425414.285.344.424.76820142526.302.139.234.0007.7910.841.392.0943.0931.11
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1695998317739858622128471705617.295.386.412.79824752695.326.117.274.00012.0910.220.850.72119.8029.38
A- Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7429855110133747198323042416.369.432.503.93515023340.389.134.279.0009.418.820.942.0642.5720.91
Ind Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1746071081733542710222111108814114.285.400.489.88929766731.307.204.387.00015.1814.770.973.6922.4838.15
Intl Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1153242679190933213762101113.244.322.386.70812528363.276.142.259.00010.1917.081.682.4836.0035.44
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9533184128333229274433100000.387.457.7041.16123358374.381.317.456.00011.508.290.725.8815.0545.31
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter31786155019005900001.192.241.295.53623683.206.103.167.0006.0210.841.801.2078.0040.00
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1523042002001501001.174.208.261.4696225.222.087.130.0004.0020.005.000.000.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162356216725043900214904007.188.234.287.52110228380.209.099.158.0005.5612.962.330.93101.0042.11
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625899317939417991477377627315.305.383.471.85427760677.323.166.302.00010.7711.401.062.5234.4633.30

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2008Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor20Rel29009.0010100101.02110100003.0018.00--9.00--0.00--
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter009.0010100101.02110100003.0018.00--9.00--0.00--
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter009.0010100101.02110100003.0018.00--9.00--0.00--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings009.002200220002200220.0440220220022000003.0018.00--9.00--0.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Vermont Expos NYPLA-mon20OF63--133662145139.9592.21------7090.082.9
2000Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mon21OF18--39-2-4139.9512.17------4045.012.9
2001Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mon22OF107--2041143219215.9822.01------12486.377.0
2002Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn23OF104--1771141192188.9791.81------12781.974.3
2002Harrisburg Senators EastAAmon23OF1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2003Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn24OF3--5---551.0001.67------475.04.0
2003St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn24OF2--2---221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2003Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn24OF6--8---881.0001.33------875.04.3
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn24OF60--119582132124.9392.07------7481.142.0
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn24LF522911-2-1311.8462.200.38-----1533.33.1
2004Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak25OF123--2231011-244233.9551.89------12598.485.4
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26LF14108826---26261.0001.860.30-----1973.78.6
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26RF32174---441.0001.330.24-----1915.81.9
2006Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27OF28--41-1-4241.9761.46------3287.519.4
2008Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor29OF27--5413-5855.9482.04------7735.119.0
2008Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor291B9--581346259.9526.56------7711.76.3
2008Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor29P1---------------771.30.7
2009St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn30LF2--41--551.0002.50------366.71.5
2009Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn30LF1--1-1-21.5001.00------250.00.7
2009Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn30RF1--2---221.0002.00------250.00.7
2009Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn30RF5--9-1-109.9001.80------5100.03.5
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak31LF21--3612-3937.9491.76------3756.814.6
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak31RF4--71-1881.0002.00------3710.82.8
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31LF1210746---661.0000.500.08-----12100.07.4
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF312219143-2-4543.9561.390.23-----310.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF32174---441.0001.330.24-----30.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF238--43716232476453.9521.90------2380.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF21--3612-3937.9491.76------210.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF9--161111817.9441.89------90.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9--581346259.9526.56------90.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF111--1861141201197.9801.77------1110.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1--1-1-21.5001.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF127--2451163262256.9772.02------1270.00.0
A+ Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF2--41--551.0002.50------20.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF66--138662150144.9602.18------660.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Vermont Expos NYPLA-mon20---------63-
2000Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mon21---------18-
2001Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mon22---------107-
2002Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn23---------104-
2002Harrisburg Senators EastAAmon23---------1-
2003Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn24---------3-
2003St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn24---------2-
2003Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn24---------6-
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn24---------60-
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn24------5----
2004Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak25---------123-
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26------14-3--
2006Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27---------28-
2008Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor291-9------27-
2009St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn30------2----
2009Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn30------1-1--
2009Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn30--------5--
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak31------21-4--
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31------12----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB292332241004012600201.125.167.156.3235136.143.031.0635.5616.673.000.000.0025.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs2332241004012600201.125.167.156.3235136.143.031.0635.5616.673.000.000.0025.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1999Atlantic 10 Conference All-Conference (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-08-26InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-08-09InjuredDisabled -- Kidney Stones 
2003-10-09Claimed on waivers by Athletics from Mets. 
2002-04-05TradeTraded by Expos with Phil Seibel and Scott Strickland to Mets for Saul Rivera, Luis Figueroa, Dicky Gonzalez and Bruce Chen. 
1999-06-05Contractsigned 
* 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
2003New York MetsTeam Payroll24300,000-70345-2,163,527300,000300,000
2005Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll26300,000-79438-2,189,055300,000600,000
2010Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll31400,000-75734-2,812,412400,0001,000,000
* 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