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Matt LaPortaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2009-2012
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Arizona Fall League
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Positions1B-353, OF-115, LF-102, RF-26, DH-26Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Vincent Laporta
Height6-2Weight212BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 8,1985 [33.102]PlacePort Charlotte,Florida
High SchoolPort Charlotte (Port Charlotte,FL)
CollegeUniversity of Florida (Gainesville,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 14th round (433rd overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 14th round (403rd overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$2,000,000Signing ScoutsCharlie AlianoService Time2.115 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-MLB-#23 ... 2008-MIL-#1 ... 2009-MLB-#27 ... 2009-CLE-#2
MLB DebutMay 3,2009 [24.115]
OrganizationsCLE [6] MIL [2] Awards7
TBC Player ID37504Retrosheet IDlapom001MLBAM ID453181
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed25Power87Contact51XBH83RBIs84Runs56Hitting67Durability53Team.506Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004FloridaSECNCAA-1Fr1b1950130313750143712133960204.285.371.6461.0178419151.291.361.454.4218.6125.833.009.279.2951.35
2005FloridaSECNCAA-1So1b207026575871622679344465130705.328.438.6981.13618544329.337.370.532.46913.3719.761.487.9010.1950.57
2006FloridaSECNCAA-1Jr131b21431583141201438002834130100.259.410.538.9488516200.243.279.456.40914.0017.001.217.0011.2939.02
2007FloridaSECNCAA-1Sr131b225216960681002052215516190107.402.582.8171.39913830244.358.415.746.57322.546.560.298.208.4544.12
2007Helena BrewersPioRkmil-of22727471024001800002.259.286.519.80514328.294.260.296.3413.5728.578.007.1413.5042.86
2007West Virginia PowerSALAmil-of22238818288010270172250212.318.392.7501.1426618102.310.432.500.4656.8621.573.149.808.8064.29
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         3011522359012310183050214.304.369.6961.0658021130.307.392.452.4386.1523.083.759.239.5860.00
2008Huntsville StarsSouAAmil3of238430256872322066214563150439.288.402.576.97817445366.300.288.440.41612.3017.211.405.4615.1051.72
2008Akron AerosEastAAcle13of23176061410280041220111.233.299.350.64921367.255.117.183.2845.9717.913.002.9930.0021.43
2008Totals for AA-AA         1013626210124222742149751705410.279.386.539.92519548433.293.260.398.39611.3217.321.535.0816.4547.52
2009Columbus ClippersILAAAcle131b-lf2493338631012321760134256913111.299.388.530.91817942393.313.231.349.39610.6914.251.334.3319.8841.58
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle7lf2452181294613072120123730206.254.308.442.7508020198.281.188.265.3266.0618.693.083.5425.8643.48
2010Columbus ClippersILAAAcle7lf-1b2518697254051601121000002.362.457.6381.09544981.370.276.435.47114.8112.350.836.1713.8036.00
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle71b2511037641831511241004682102112.221.306.362.66813628425.250.141.263.30010.8219.291.782.8231.3333.73
2011Columbus ClippersILAAAcle351b2629240013000100001.444.444.7781.222719.429.334.333.5280.0011.110.0011.119.0025.00
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle71b261073523487231115310238750512.247.299.412.71114535385.293.165.233.3105.9722.603.782.8632.0040.23
2012Columbus ClippersILAAAcle61b2710137556991911962034481906212.264.350.472.82217739434.285.208.317.35410.1418.661.844.3819.7439.39
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle71b-dh27225821420150011710001.241.267.328.59519360.325.087.103.2621.6728.3317.001.6758.0021.43
2013Arizona IndiansArizRkcle-1b281341912404120091000210.293.404.6831.08728852.276.390.610.44217.3119.231.117.6910.2566.67
2013Columbus ClippersILAAAcle131b2844164213990102800173010222.238.310.476.7867819184.230.238.341.3379.2416.301.765.4316.4048.72
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         572053051130144000264010432.249.331.517.84810627236.239.268.395.36011.0216.951.545.9314.6452.94
2014Campeche PiratasMexAAA-2932119193411072400142210005.286.366.555.9216618134.300.269.387.40110.4516.421.575.2217.0052.94
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2919671062305323112030822231009221.238.301.393.694380861068.276.155.243.0007.6820.882.722.9031.1937.39
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter434159226145010359731039195315421201147.283.372.536.9088542051850.294.253.372.00010.5417.031.625.2416.4145.56
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2901074168302663591931712920020111533.281.365.513.8785511281235.294.232.346.00010.4516.191.554.7818.2042.38
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1013626210124222742149751705410.279.386.539.92519548433.293.260.398.00011.3217.321.535.0816.4547.52
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter238818288010270172250212.318.392.7501.1426618102.310.432.500.0006.8621.573.149.808.8064.29
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter206813195061600101800212.279.363.618.981421180.283.339.485.00012.5022.501.807.5011.3357.89
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter215722197233332742066714015451011016.323.459.6811.140492109924.315.358.551.00015.1516.671.108.019.7646.78
Cleveland Indians Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2919671062305323112030822231009221.238.301.393.694380861068.276.155.243.0007.6820.882.722.9031.1937.39
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625385912830117672046124605112.238.301.393.69421248595.276.155.243.0007.6820.882.722.9031.1937.39
Average Minor - Per 162 games162594971683823611613731181607418.283.372.536.90831977691.294.253.372.00010.5417.031.625.2416.4145.56

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Helena Brewers PioRkmil22OF4--5---551.0001.25------757.15.3
2007West Virginia Power SALAmil22OF17--362-138381.0002.24------2373.912.5
2008Huntsville Stars SouAAmil23OF79--131511137136.9931.72------8494.056.4
2008Akron Aeros EastAAcle23OF15--2911-3130.9682.00------1788.210.6
2008Huntsville Stars SouAAmil231B2--28-132928.96614.00------842.41.4
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle241B46--37813733398391.9828.50------9349.532.4
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle24LF31--5531-5958.9831.87------9333.321.8
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle24RF15--27-1-2827.9641.80------9316.110.6
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24LF29292565321-5655.9821.900.21-----5255.817.9
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle241B101078784288482.9768.201.05-----5219.26.2
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24RF1010822411-2625.9622.500.30-----5219.26.2
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24DH1---------------521.90.6
2010Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle25LF10--12---12121.0001.20------1855.66.9
2010Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle251B7--637-570701.00010.00------1838.94.9
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251B939379181558380876873.9979.391.10-----11084.557.4
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25DH8---------------1107.34.9
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25LF77535---551.0000.710.09-----1106.44.3
2011Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle261B2--19---19191.0009.50------2100.01.4
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261B978980280741769855848.9928.741.06-----10790.759.9
2012Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle271B52--43926544470465.9898.94------10151.536.1
2012Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle27LF25--291--30301.0001.20------10124.817.4
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle271B11869566-562621.0005.640.90-----2250.06.8
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH10---------------2245.56.2
2013Arizona Indians ArizRkcle281B9--666147372.9868.00------1369.216.1
2013Arizona Indians ArizRkcle28RF1--21--331.0003.00------137.71.8
2013Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle281B24--1892112192191.9957.96------4454.516.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B211200174017561091216218771865.9948.841.07-----2110.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF36363095821-6160.9841.670.19-----360.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH19---------------190.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1010822411-2625.9622.500.30-----100.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B131--108848139411491136.9898.67------1310.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF66--9641-101100.9901.52------660.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF15--27-1-2827.9641.80------150.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF94--160621168166.9881.77------940.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--28-132928.96614.00------20.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF17--362-138381.0002.24------170.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9--666147372.9868.00------90.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF4--5---551.0001.25------40.00.0
Rk Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1--21--331.0003.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Helena Brewers PioRkmil22---------4-
2007West Virginia Power SALAmil22---------17-
2008Huntsville Stars SouAAmil23--2------79-
2008Akron Aeros EastAAcle23---------15-
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle24--46---31-15--
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24--10---29-10-1
2010Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle25--7---10----
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25--93---7---8
2011Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle26--2--------
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26--97--------
2012Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle27--52---25----
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27--11-------10
2013Arizona Indians ArizRkcle28--9-----1--
2013Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle28--24--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Yarmouth-Dennis Red SoxCape Cod LeagueCollege194214520343092032205151212.234.343.441.7846412173.287.207.35211.5629.482.555.2016.1135.29
2006Brewster WhitecapsCape Cod LeagueCollege213010817275061900192480233.250.394.463.8575011137.263.213.38913.8717.521.264.3818.0040.74
2007Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor223011212279162211172800000.241.341.500.8415616129.269.259.41113.1821.711.654.6518.6759.26
2008United StatesOlympicsTournament23619330024003820000.158.333.474.8079224.111.316.47412.5033.332.678.339.5066.67
2008Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB23917162000101200000.353.389.471.8608218.400.118.2355.5611.112.000.000.0033.33
2009Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB2416367136014104810000.361.439.6111.05022741.444.250.3899.7619.512.002.4436.0053.85
2010Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB25144181230112001200200.293.295.439.73418444.275.146.1712.274.552.002.2741.0033.33
2011Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB26205999412110051400103.153.215.356.57121765.159.203.2887.6921.542.803.0829.5077.78
2012Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB2714301510020011100100.167.188.200.3886132.250.033.0673.1334.3811.000.000.0020.00
2014Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Summer Olympics Totals - 1 yrs619330024003820000.158.333.474.8079224.111.316.47412.5033.332.678.339.5066.67
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs722533761801539323975131445.241.366.451.81711423310.275.210.36812.5824.191.924.8416.8737.70
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs3011212279162211172800000.241.341.500.8415616129.269.259.41113.1821.711.654.6518.6759.26
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs74184264516142920123710403.245.289.408.6977521201.279.163.2395.9718.413.081.9946.0046.67

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005Southeastern Conference Player of the Year1
20071st Team College All-American (DH) ... Southeastern Conference All-Conference Team (1B) ... Southeastern Conference Player of the Year3
2008Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF) ... Double-A All-Star (OF)2
2009Triple A All-Star Team (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-04-121BFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement30.094  
2014-02-071BBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract29.030Team Roster on 2014-02-07
2013-11-051BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency28.301  
2013-08-041BCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL28.208Team Roster on 2013-08-04
2013-07-131BCleveland IndiansArizona Indians (Rk)-DL-7InjuredAssigned to Arizona Indians (Rk) for rehab28.186Team Roster on 2013-07-13
2013-06-081BCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured28.151Team Roster on 2013-06-08
2013-05-021BCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Columbus (AAA)28.114Team Roster on 2013-05-02
2012-11-201BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors27.316Team Roster on 2012-11-20
2012-08-24dhCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Columbus (AAA)27.228Team Roster on 2012-08-24
2012-06-13dhCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Columbus (AAA)27.156Team Roster on 2012-06-13
2012-06-031bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Columbus (AAA)27.146Team Roster on 2012-06-03
2012-03-271BCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Columbus (AAA)27.078Team Roster on 2012-03-27
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-07-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-06-18InjuredDisabled -- Sprained right ankle 
2008-07-07TradeTraded by Brewers with Rob Bryson, Zach Jackson and a player to be named later to Indians for C.C. Sabathia 
2007-06-12ContractSigned by Brewers 
* 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
2007Milwaukee Brewers-222,000,000-------2,000,000Signing Bonus out of 2007 Draft (1st round - 7th overall)
2009Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll24400,000-72442-2,746,792400,0002,400,000
2010Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25402,700-72525202,812,412400,0002,802,700
2011Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26431,400-62623312,722,607414,0003,234,100
2012Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27480,000-76034-2,954,887480,0003,714,100
* 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