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Joba ChamberlainTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2007-2016
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion
Futures Game

PositionsP-428Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJustin Louis Chamberlain
Height6-3Weight225BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 23,1985 [33.022]PlaceLincoln,Nebraska
High SchoolLincoln Northeast (Lincoln,NE)
CollegeUniversity of Nebraska (Lincoln,NE), University of Nebraska-Kearney (Kearney,NE)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 1st round (41st overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,100,000Signing ScoutsSteve LemkeTim KellyService Time8.106 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-MLB-#75 ... 2007-NYA-#4 ... 2008-MLB-#3 ... 2008-NYA-#1
MLB DebutAugust 7,2007 [21.318]
OrganizationsNYA [7] DET [2] CLE [1] KCA [1] TOR [1] Awards3Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID55449Retrosheet IDchamj002MLBAM ID501955
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (53.62%) -- Slider (32.40%) -- Curveball (12.86%) -- Changeup (0.85%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (0.26%) -- Cutter (0.02%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 93.43 - [2015] - 93.80 - [2014] - 93.41 - [2013] - 94.63 - [2012] - 94.66 - [2011] - 94.28 - [2010] - 94.61
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts69Walks47Hittable61SO/BB57vsPower61Hitting0Durability57Team.557Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2005NebraskaBig12NCAA-1So44ST191022.81181801000118.29144377331304301.046.900.532.509.863.94.833-
2006NebraskaBig12NCAA-1Jr44ST20653.9314140000089.08441398341025101.328.460.813.4310.283.00.545-
2007Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-ST21402.03770000040.025109011512000.905.63--2.4811.484.641.000-
2007Trenton ThunderEastAAnya62ST21423.35871001040.0321515415663001.177.140.893.3514.734.40.667-
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya-S/R21100.0031200008.050001181000.755.63--1.1320.2518.001.000-
2007Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0922.4518153001088.06225244271356001.016.320.412.7513.755.00.818-
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya62Rel21200.3819019003124.0122116341000.754.500.382.2512.755.671.0001.70
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya62S/R22432.604212300050100.08732295391184201.267.800.453.5010.583.03.5712.59
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya62ST23964.75323110000157.0167948321761335201.549.551.204.357.611.75.6004.59
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya62Rel24344.40730730018371.2713735622775101.308.920.752.769.673.50.4292.94
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya62Rel25202.8327027003028.22310937241001.057.220.942.207.533.431.0003.44
2012Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-ST26000.0033000004.0010006000--------13.500.00--
2012Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-ST26012.2533000004.03211110001.006.752.252.252.251.00.000-
2012Trenton ThunderEastAAnya-Rel26100.0010100001.01000030000.756.75----20.250.001.000-
2012Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--ST0110.9676100009.043111100000.543.860.960.969.6410.00.500-
2012New York YankeesALMLBnya62Rel26104.3522022005020.226111036220001.5511.321.312.619.583.671.0003.72
2013Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RaiILAAAnya62ST27000.0011000001.02000000002.0018.00------0.00--
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya62Rel27214.93450450014142.0472323826383001.7410.071.715.578.141.46.6675.57
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet44Rel28253.57690690010263.0572625324593001.298.140.433.438.432.46.2863.02
2015Buffalo BisonsILAAAtor62Rel290114.4070700325.091080470002.6016.20--7.2012.601.75.000-
2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca41Rel29106.4380800207.011550292101.8614.14--2.5711.574.501.000-
2015Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0119.7515015005212.020151306162102.1715.00--4.5012.002.67.500-
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet44Rel29024.09300300010022.032151055151001.6813.092.052.056.143.00.0005.41
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca62Rel29007.9460600505.26551481001.769.531.596.3512.712.00-4.72
2016Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle62Rel30002.2520020005020.01265111181001.155.400.454.958.101.64-3.65
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter25213.813854334200787553.05402612355722654625501.388.750.923.668.852.42.5430.59
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1143.094122190062110.28843385341618101.107.160.412.7713.094.74.733-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter215.5719217005221.027151307343101.6211.57--3.0014.574.86.667-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter523.24972001041.2331515415693001.157.130.863.2414.904.60.714-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter412.0510100000044.0281210112522000.915.730.202.4510.644.33.800-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0033000004.0010006000--------13.500.00--
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1673.29323201000207.1175857615672329401.167.570.652.9010.043.46.696-
New York Yankees Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter23143.852604321700485442.24332091904718244619501.388.760.953.689.032.45.622-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter273.71990990020285.0894135829744001.399.420.853.077.842.55.222-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter002.2520020005020.01265111181001.155.400.454.958.101.64--
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter007.9460600505.26551481001.769.531.596.3512.712.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1083.811531713600313220.021410393239021610201.388.750.923.668.852.42.5560.59
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings2283.0982443800124220.01758576106832016201.107.160.412.7713.094.74.733-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya62p2223000000001101000.000.250.000.250005.000.000.333.17720.0020.001.000.000.000.00
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya62p2312000000000001000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet44p28691000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1206000000001202000.000.143.000.143009.000.000.167.00011.1122.222.000.000.000.00
New York Yankees Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter485000000001102000.000.167.000.167008.000.000.200.00012.5012.501.000.000.000.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter691000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1628000000001303000.000.143.000.1430012.000.000.167.00011.1122.222.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya21P7--25--771.0001.00------7100.05.0
2007Trenton Thunder EastAAnya21P8--12-1331.0000.38------8100.05.6
2007Trenton Thunder EastAAnya21P8--12-1331.0000.38------8100.05.6
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya21P3---1--111.0000.33------3100.02.1
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya21P19-24-1--111.0000.050.04-----19100.011.7
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya22P4212100313-116161.0000.380.16-----42100.025.9
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya23P3231157828243836.9471.130.23-----32100.019.8
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya24P73-7126-1881.0000.110.11-----73100.045.1
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya25P27-2843-1771.0000.260.25-----27100.016.7
2012Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya26P3---------------3100.05.0
2012Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya26P3--1---111.0000.33------3100.02.2
2012Trenton Thunder EastAAnya26P1---------------1100.00.7
2012New York YankeesALMLBnya26P22-20-2--221.0000.090.104-100.0-22100.013.6
2013Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders ILAAAnya27P1---------------1100.00.7
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya27P45-4234--771.0000.160.179190.0-45100.027.8
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P69-6383--11111.0000.160.177277.8-69100.042.6
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca29P8---1--111.0000.13------8100.05.6
2015Buffalo Bisons ILAAAtor29P7---------------7100.04.9
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet29P30-2222--441.0000.130.18-----30100.018.6
2016Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30P20-20-5--551.0000.250.251233.3-20100.012.4
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P379435473067279997.9800.260.1821580.8-3790.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P19---2--221.0000.11------190.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P17--24-2661.0000.35------170.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P10--35--881.0000.80------100.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---------------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya217----------
2007Trenton Thunder EastAAnya2116----------
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya213----------
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya2119----------
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya2242----------
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya2332----------
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya2473----------
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya2527----------
2012Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya263----------
2012Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya263----------
2012Trenton Thunder EastAAnya261----------
2012New York YankeesALMLBnya2622----------
2013Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders ILAAAnya271----------
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya2745----------
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet2869----------
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca298----------
2015Buffalo Bisons ILAAAtor297----------
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet2930----------
2016Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3020----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2008New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB22204.6662400009.2855259101.417.451.864.668.381.804.661.000
2009New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB23000.00000000015.02400020001.7314.400.001.200.000.000.00.000
2009New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB23000.0030300001.22000010001.6710.800.000.005.4000.00.000
2009New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB23005.4040400001.25110020004.1727.000.000.0010.8005.40.000
2009New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB23103.0030300003.02111140001.006.003.003.0012.004.003.001.000
2010New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB240010.45716000110.1131212189002.0811.320.876.977.841.1310.45.000
2010New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB24002.7030300003.14110230001.9410.800.005.408.101.502.70.000
2011New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25003.3880800008.01033127001.5011.251.132.257.883.503.38.000
2012New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB26000.0010100001.01000010001.009.000.000.009.0000.00.000
2012New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB26000.0030300101.13000000002.7320.250.000.000.0000.00.000
2013New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27002.6111011000010.1633029000.795.230.001.747.844.502.61.000
2014Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28103.3881700008.01033146101.7511.251.134.506.751.503.381.000
2014Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB2800108.0020200000.135400000030.0081.000.000.000.000135.00.000
2015Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29116.521001000009.21577074302.3913.970.006.523.720.576.52.500
2016Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB30002.7011011001110.0733178001.406.300.906.307.201.142.70.000
2017Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB31123.3880800008.01033152001.8811.251.135.632.250.403.38.333
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs533.9469465001289.0103393974254501.6310.420.714.255.461.293.94.625
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs0012.0060600003.0654002002.0018.000.000.006.00015.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs002.841001000106.31222025002.2117.050.002.847.112.502.84.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs103.0030300003.0211114001.006.003.003.0012.004.003.001.000

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005Big 12 Conference All-Conference (SP) ... Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year2
2007Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (SP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-10-06RPFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement32.013  
2017-03-21RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Brewers31.179  
2017-01-18RPMilwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.117Team Roster on 2017-01-18
2016-07-11RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Indians30.291  
2016-07-05RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment30.285Team Roster on 2016-07-05
2016-06-09RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.259Team Roster on 2016-06-09
2016-05-24RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained left intercostal30.243Team Roster on 2016-05-24
2016-04-04RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors30.193Team Roster on 2016-04-04
2015-12-02RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract30.070Team Roster on 2015-12-02
2015-10-30RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.037  
2015-10-27RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment30.034Team Roster on 2015-10-27
2015-09-08RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors29.350Team Roster on 2015-09-08
2015-08-19RPKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)29.330Team Roster on 2015-08-19
2015-08-17RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract29.328Team Roster on 2015-08-17
2015-08-15RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Blue Jays29.326  
2015-07-27RPToronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Buffalo (AAA)29.307Team Roster on 2015-07-27
2015-07-23RPToronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Dunedin (A+)29.303Team Roster on 2015-07-23
2015-07-22RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract29.302Team Roster on 2015-07-22
2015-07-11RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers29.291  
2015-07-03RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment29.283Team Roster on 2015-07-03
2015-02-25RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($1m) [Free Agent] $0.5m in incentives29.155Team Roster on 2015-02-25
2014-10-31RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency29.038  
2013-12-14RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.5m) [Free Agent]28.082Team Roster on 2013-12-14
2013-10-31RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency28.038  
2013-05-28RPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.247Team Roster on 2013-05-28
2013-05-15RPNew York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) for rehab27.234Team Roster on 2013-05-15
2013-05-02RPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right oblique27.221Team Roster on 2013-05-02
2013-01-17RPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.875m) [Avoids arbitration]27.116Team Roster on 2013-01-17
2012-07-31RPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL26.311Team Roster on 2012-07-31
2012-07-29PNew York YankeesTrenton (AA)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Trenton (AA) for rehab26.309Team Roster on 2012-07-29
2012-07-20PNew York YankeesTampa (A+)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Tampa (A+) for rehab26.300Team Roster on 2012-07-20
2012-07-10PNew York YankeesGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to GCL Yankees (Rk) for rehab26.290Team Roster on 2012-07-10
2012-05-07PNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YDL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL26.226Team Roster on 2012-05-07
2012-01-17RPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($1.675m) [Avoided arbitration]26.116Team Roster on 2012-01-17
2011-01-18RPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($1.4m) [Avoided arbitration]25.117Team Roster on 2011-01-18
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-06-10InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-06-08InjuredDisabled -- Strained flexor muscle in right elbow 
2008-09-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-06InjuredDisabled -- Rotator cuff tendinitis 
* 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
2006New York Yankees-201,100,000-------1,100,000Signing Bonus out of 2006 Draft (1st round - 41st overall)
2007New York YankeesTeam Payroll21380,000-73749-2,459,737380,0001,480,000
2008New York YankeesTeam Payroll22390,000-75347-2,696,252390,0001,870,000
2009New York YankeesTeam Payroll23432,575-55823312,746,792400,0002,302,575
2010New York YankeesTeam Payroll24487,975-51523432,812,412400,0002,790,550
2011New York YankeesTeam Payroll251,400,000-38017582,722,607414,0004,190,5502011-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($1.4m) [Avoided arbitration]
2012New York YankeesTeam Payroll261,675,000-35220622,954,887480,0005,865,5502012-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($1.675m) [Avoided arbitration]
2013New York YankeesTeam Payroll271,875,000-36021613,023,990490,0007,740,5502013-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.875m) [Avoids arbitration]
2014Detroit TigersTeam Payroll282,500,000-33516633,256,497500,00010,240,5502013-12-14 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.5m) [Free Agent]
2015Detroit TigersTeam Payroll291,000,0008.00847918463,571,283507,50011,240,5502015-02-25 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($1m) [Free Agent] $0.5m in incentives
2015-07-22 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2015-08-17 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2015Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll291,000,0008.00847925463,571,283507,50011,240,5502015-02-25 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($1m) [Free Agent] $0.5m in incentives
2015-07-22 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2015-08-17 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2016Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll301,000,0008.10645721493,498,245507,50012,240,5502015-12-02 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* 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