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Caleb Joseph

32-Year-Old Catcher – Baltimore Orioles

2018 Stats

AVG

.205

HR

1

RBI

7

R

10

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Baltimore's longtime backup catcher is set to reprise his role once again in 2018 after a successful bounce-back campaign in 2017. Joseph, who went without a single RBI in 2016, drove in 28 runs and c...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 180   DOB: 6/18/1986   BORN: Franklin, TN   COLLEGE: Lipscomb   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Caleb Joseph Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Orioles in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

July 13, 2018  –  Caleb Joseph News

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Joseph went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI during Friday's 5-4 loss to Texas.

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Caleb Joseph Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 22 A ABE 63 261 238 34 62 27 19 0 8 34 2 0 15 56 2 6 0 .261 .303 .441 .744
2008 22 A ABE 63 261 238 34 62 27 19 0 8 34 2 0 15 56 2 6 0 .261 .303 .441 .744
2009 23 A FRE 104 407 380 50 108 37 23 2 12 60 2 1 26 64 0 1 0 .284 .337 .450 .787
2009 23 A FRE 104 407 380 50 108 37 23 2 12 60 2 1 26 64 0 1 0 .284 .337 .450 .787
2010 24 AA BOW 106 420 378 43 89 27 15 1 11 51 1 6 33 63 2 3 4 .235 .301 .368 .669
2011 25 AA BOW 107 429 374 42 96 23 15 1 7 41 5 2 40 60 4 5 6 .257 .334 .358 .692
2012 26 AA BOW 80 317 279 38 76 30 17 1 12 48 2 0 29 60 2 4 3 .272 .343 .470 .813
2012 26 AAA NOR 22 76 68 6 14 5 4 1 0 7 0 0 8 10 0 0 0 .206 .289 .294 .583
2013 27 AA BOW 135 570 518 74 155 55 31 2 22 97 4 2 39 92 0 10 3 .299 .346 .494 .840
2014 28 AAA NOR 22 95 92 8 24 9 7 0 2 11 0 0 3 22 0 0 0 .261 .284 .402 .686
2014 28 MAJ BAL 82 275 246 22 51 18 9 0 9 28 0 1 17 69 6 3 3 .207 .264 .354 .618
2015 29 MAJ BAL 100 354 320 38 75 28 16 1 11 49 0 0 27 72 3 1 3 .234 .299 .394 .693
2016 30 A FRE 6 23 17 4 5 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 4 0 3 1 .294 .348 .529 .877
2016 30 AA BOW 6 23 21 2 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 .286 .348 .476 .824
2016 30 AAA NOR 9 42 40 2 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .250 .286 .250 .536
2016 30 MAJ BAL 49 141 132 7 23 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 28 2 0 0 .174 .216 .197 .413
2017 31 MAJ BAL 89 266 254 31 65 23 14 1 8 28 0 0 10 72 1 0 1 .256 .287 .413 .700
2018 32 AAA NOR 24 97 88 10 24 4 2 0 2 14 0 0 8 19 0 0 1 .273 .340 .364 .704
2018 32 MAJ BAL 41 139 132 10 27 12 9 2 1 7 0 1 4 35 1 0 2 .205 .239 .326 .565
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3-Year Averages     79 252 235 25 54 17 11 0 6 25 0 0 14 57 2 0 1 .230 .276 .353 .629
Career  (View All)     361 1,175 1,084 108 241 84 51 4 29 112 0 2 65 276 13 4 9 .222 .271 .357 .628

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Caleb Joseph Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 14 Tex 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .239 .326 .565
Jul. 13 Tex 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .237 .331 .568
Jul. 12 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 11 NYY 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .229 .317 .546
Jul. 10 NYY 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .187 .219 .309 .528
Jul. 9 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 9 NYY 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .218 .317 .535
Jul. 8 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .208 .308 .516
Jul. 7 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 6 @Min 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .214 .316 .530
Jul. 5 @Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .195 .300 .495
Jul. 4 @Phi Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Phi Did not play.
Jul. 1 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 30 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .198 .306 .504
Jun. 29 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 28 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 27 Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .204 .314 .518
Jun. 26 Sea 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .202 .307 .509
Jun. 25 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .196 .303 .499
Jun. 24 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 23 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .202 .313 .515
Jun. 22 @Atl 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .211 .326 .537
Jun. 21 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .200 .310 .510
Jun. 20 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .207 .321 .528
Jun. 19 @Was 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .217 .338 .555
May. 16 Phi Did not play.
May. 13 TB 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .203 .325 .528
May. 12 TB 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .203 .306 .509
May. 12 TB Did not play.
Last 7 Games 15 2 5 2 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .444 .467 .911
Last 14 Games 24 3 8 2 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .407 .417 .824
Last 30 Games 63 7 15 6 1 0 4 3 13 0 0 1 0 1 .238 .284 .365 .649
Caleb Joseph Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 17 Charlotte 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
Jun. 15 Charlotte 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661

Caleb Joseph: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 41 1
2017 79 8
2016 48 2
2015 94 1 3
2014 78 4

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Caleb Joseph: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 15

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Caleb Joseph Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018533030.189.264.496
2017628390.258.484.787
2016362000.083.083.191

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018797140.215.367.611
2017192235190.255.391.672
2016965000.208.240.494

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018658160.277.477.796
201711915370.269.395.693
2016603000.183.200.446

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018672010.134.179.339
2017135165210.244.430.706
2016724000.167.194.384
Caleb Joseph vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Caleb Joseph Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 22 A ABE 261 238 5.7% 21.5% 0.27 76% .300 .180
2008 22 A ABE 261 238 5.7% 21.5% 0.27 76% .300 .180
2009 23 A FRE 407 380 6.4% 15.7% 0.41 83% .315 .166
2009 23 A FRE 407 380 6.4% 15.7% 0.41 83% .315 .166
2010 24 AA BOW 420 378 7.9% 15% 0.52 83% .254 .133
2011 25 AA BOW 429 374 9.3% 14% 0.67 84% .285 .101
2012 26 AA BOW 317 279 9.1% 18.9% 0.48 78% .303 .198
2012 26 AAA NOR 76 68 10.5% 13.2% 0.80 85% .241 .088
2013 27 AA BOW 570 518 6.8% 16.1% 0.42 82% .321 .195
2014 28 AAA NOR 95 92 3.2% 23.2% 0.14 76% .324 .141
2014 28 MAJ BAL 275 246 6.2% 25.1% 0.25 72% .246 .147
2015 29 MAJ BAL 354 320 7.6% 20.3% 0.38 78% .269 .160
2016 30 A FRE 23 17 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 76% .267 .235
2016 30 AA BOW 23 21 4.3% 30.4% 0.14 67% .385 .190
2016 30 AAA NOR 42 40 4.8% 11.9% 0.40 88% .286 .000
2016 30 MAJ BAL 141 132 5% 19.9% 0.25 79% .221 .023
2017 31 MAJ BAL 266 254 3.8% 27.1% 0.14 72% .328 .157
2018 32 AAA NOR 97 88 8.2% 19.6% 0.42 78% .328 .091
2018 32 MAJ BAL 139 132 2.9% 25.2% 0.11 73% .271 .121
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3-Year Averages     252 235 5.6% 22.6% 0.25 76% .279 .123
Career     1,175 1,084 5.5% 23.5% 0.24 75% .271 .135

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Caleb Joseph Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2017 621.7 10 9 0 0 4 0 1 -4 0 7 2
2018 342 -2 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
1B 2018 2 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 9 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Caleb Joseph    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.11 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
25.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.565 OPS
TERRIBLE
.239 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.205 AVG
TERRIBLE
.271 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.326 SLG
TERRIBLE
.121 ISO
POOR

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Caleb Joseph: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joseph went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Twins.

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Joseph is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels.

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Joseph was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday. He's starting behind the dish and hitting eighth against the Nationals.

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The Orioles plan to recall Joseph from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Joseph was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

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Joseph is not in Wednesday's starting nine against Philadelphia.

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Joseph is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Joseph is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Kansas City, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Joseph is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Joseph is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

As the Orioles backup catcher, Joseph's fantasy value has been correlated with Matt Wieters' health over the past few seasons. Wieters missed significant time in 2014 and 2015, and Joseph was the main beneficiary, appearing in 82 and 100 games, respectively. The 2016 season was a different story, as Wieters was able to stay relatively healthy and Joseph missed extended time with a groin injury. Joseph, who has never been much of an offensive threat, struggled mightily in his limited playing time, hitting for a .174 average and failing to drive in a single run all season. He recorded only three extra-base hits and ended the season with an ISO of .023. Despite his forgettable performance, Joseph should retain his backup role heading into 2017. The Orioles signed Welington Castillo to a one-year deal with a player option for a second year. Look for Castillo to start four or five days each week with Joseph picking up the remaining starts.

2016

Joseph was the surprise beneficiary of Matt Wieters' elbow injury in 2014, and he ended up with an extra dose of playing time in 2015 when Wieters continued to struggle with ailments. That afforded Joseph 100 games and he took the opportunity to improve his K rate (25.1 percent in 2014, 20.3 percent in 2015). Still, it's likely that Joseph will always be a better defender than hitter. Unfortunately for Joseph, he is probably the only person in the organization who was not a fan of Wieters' decision to accept a qualifying offer for an additional season with the Orioles. That means Joseph will take on a backup role as long as Wieters is healthy. Leagues that have two catcher spots might benefit by carrying both Baltimore backstops. Wieters still has arm concerns, he can also play first base, or he can be traded if the team struggles. All these potential paths to playing time are a good thing for Joseph.

2015

Having passed Johnny Monell on the organizational depth chart after an outstanding 2013 season at Double-A Bowie (.299/.346/.494 with 22 homers and 97 RBI), Joseph was next in line for a promotion to Baltimore when the team needed a replacement for Matt Wieters (elbow) behind the plate in early May. The Orioles brought in the more experienced Nick Hundley from San Diego when Wieters' injury forced him out of action completely, and he and Joseph split time at catcher throughout the rest of the regular season and into October. Joseph certainly didn't endear himself to coaches or fans early on, slashing just .187/.262/.308 in the first half, but the 28-year-old got hot in early August, homering in five straight games, a record for Baltimore backstops. He went on a more dubious stretch in September, finishing the regular season on an 0-for-30 slide, during which he struck out 13 times while walking once (25.1% K% for season). Wieters is expected back to begin the year, but with Hundley gone, Joseph would be in line to inherit the true primary role should Wieters' elbow present more issues.