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Matt DownsTrack this Player High 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 [34.065]PlaceTuscaloosa,Alabama
High SchoolBibb County (Centreville,AL)
CollegeShelton State Community College (Tuscaloosa,AL), University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa,AL)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 36th round (1076th overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] 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-1So262b-3b201627462005002200001.222.276.296.5728229.240.074.148.2576.906.901.000.000.0033.33
2006AlabamaSECNCAA-1Sr262b-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-sfn231B45--30824124333332.9977.38------7361.659.2
2007Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn232B30--4674622126120.9524.00------7341.139.5
2007Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn233B14--2261-2928.9662.00------7319.218.4
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn242B63--111172534288283.9834.49------10957.845.0
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn243B33--1954467773.9482.21------10930.323.6
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn24OF10--111--12121.0001.20------1099.27.1
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn24SS10--1329244442.9554.20------1099.27.1
2008San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn241B3--5---551.0001.67------1092.82.1
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn242B12--2627295553.9644.42------2254.58.4
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24OF10--12---12121.0001.20------2245.57.0
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24SS3--86-314141.0004.67------2213.62.1
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn252B90--1952211354429416.9704.62------10982.662.5
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn253B11--5135-2318.7831.64------10910.17.6
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25RF9--142111716.9411.78------1098.36.3
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25SS1---------------1090.90.7
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 PCLAAAsfn263B29--1236325148.9411.66------5651.820.1
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn262B16--2246-1268681.0004.25------5628.611.1
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn26SS14--1736175453.9813.79------5625.09.7
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou262B6--1311232624.9234.00------6100.04.2
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn262B191817430471127877.9874.050.44-----2965.511.7
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
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou272B27161623746398683.9653.070.51-----10625.516.7
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou273B1912126419242523.9201.210.18-----10617.911.7
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
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou281B10--649287573.9737.30------2441.77.0
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou282B9--2228-350501.0005.56------2437.56.3
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou283B5--221-54.8000.80------2420.83.5
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou28RF3--5---551.0001.67------2412.52.1
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou28LF1---------------244.20.7
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou281B251413813516310154151.9816.041.09-----9127.515.4
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283B1811102526313431.9121.720.30-----9119.811.1
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 AstrosNLMLBhou28SS1-1-------------911.10.6
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia292B30--4476418124120.9684.00------8236.620.8
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia293B22--1039655549.8912.23------8226.815.3
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia29SS17--20503117370.9594.12------8220.711.8
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia291B8--645-569691.0008.63------829.85.6
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-------
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26---19------1
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26---222-----
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 DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-08-051B-2BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Marlins29.139  
2013-04-061B-2BMiami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to New Orleans (AAA)29.018Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2013-01-201B-2BMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract28.307Team Roster on 2013-01-20
2012-11-081B-2BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Astros28.234  
2012-11-061B-2BHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors28.232Team Roster on 2012-11-06
2012-10-301B-2BHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for assignment28.225Team Roster on 2012-10-30
2012-09-021bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Oklahoma CIty (AAA)28.167Team Roster on 2012-09-02
2012-08-113bHouston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Oklahoma City (AAA)28.145Team Roster on 2012-08-11
2012-06-093bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)28.082Team Roster on 2012-06-09
2012-06-033bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Oklahoma City (AAA)28.076Team Roster on 2012-06-03
2012-05-06rf-3bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--28.048Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster 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
2010San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll26400,000-75737-2,812,412400,000800,000
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26400,000-75739-2,812,412400,000800,000
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