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23 Matt den Dekker CF

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
180.000100
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018NYM81800012900.095.000.000

Player Updates

August 1, 2018 02:52 PM
Mets' Matt den Dekker: Clears waivers and heads to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Den Dekker has appeared in eight games for the Mets this season, going 0-for-18. He's gone just 7-for-59 (.119 batting average) over the last three seasons, which wasn't nearly enough for another team to claim him off waivers and may not be enough for him to return to the big leagues with the Mets anytime soon.

July 27, 2018 06:24 PM
Mets' Matt den Dekker: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker will be designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Den Dekker failed to collect a hit in 21 plate appearances with the Mets over his two-week stay with the team. He became expendable following the addition of Austin Jackson, and will be cast off the 40-man roster once the Mets make Jackson's signing official. Look for den Dekker to go back to Triple-A Las Vegas unless claimed off waivers by another organization.

July 11, 2018 03:12 PM
Mets' Matt den Dekker: Contract selected from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker had his contract purchased from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Den Dekker has played in just 23 big-league games since the start of the 2016 season and has spent the entirety of this year with Las Vegas. Over the course of 63 games with the 51s, he's slashed .286/.336/.524 with 11 home runs, 34 RBI and six stolen bases. He will provide some added outfield depth while with the Mets.

March 20, 2018 01:20 PM
Mets' Matt den Dekker: Sent to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mets reassigned den Dekker to their minor-league camp Tuesday.

With New York apparently satisfied with using Brandon Nimmo and Juan Lagares as their primary center fielders until Michael Conforto (shoulder) is cleared to return from the disabled list, there wasn't a need for the team to keep den Dekker around in a depth role. Den Dekker is slated to open the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.

February 15, 2018 11:04 AM
Mets' Matt den Dekker: Inks minors deal with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mets signed den Dekker to a minor-league contract Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training.

The Mets were lacking in outfield depth heading into spring training, so the addition of den Dekker, who was previously a member of the organization from 2010 to 2014, fills a need. Though Michael Conforto (shoulder) is slated to open the season on the disabled list, the Mets plan to have either Juan Lagares or Brandon Nimmo fill his spot in center field, with the loser of the job battle serving as a fourth outfielder. That leaves den Dekker on the outside looking in for an Opening Day roster spot, barring an injury to another outfielder. Instead, look for den Dekker to settle into an everyday role at Triple-A Las Vegas.

July 5, 2017 04:04 PM
Tigers' Matt den Dekker: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Wednesday.

Den Dekker was DFA'd by the organization after going 1-for-7 over the past two weeks during his time at the major-league level. The outfielder has barely spent any time with Detroit this year, and hit .176/.282/.576 during his brief time with the Nationals last year. With Alex Presley (concussion) coming off the disabled list, there was no need for den Dekker to continue serving as outfield depth.

June 24, 2017 10:04 PM
Tigers' Matt den Dekker: Returns to majors Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker was called up Friday by the Tigers.

In a corresponding move to Alex Presley (concussion) landing on the 7-day DL, den Dekker is headed back to the majors for the first time this season. He is hitting .247/.280/.481 with Triple-A New Orleans, but hasn't played in the big leagues since recording 19 appearances with the Nationals last year. He will likely earn some time on the field due to the sheer amount of injuries that Detroit has suffered in the outfield recently.

May 16, 2017 04:48 PM
Tigers' Matt den Dekker: Joins Tigers on minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Den Dekker began the season as a member of the Marlins and played 20 games at Triple-A New Orleans. Over said games he put together a mediocre .247 batting average and .280 on-base percentage. Unless Detroit gets hit with injuries or den Dekker significantly improves at Triple-A Toledo, it's unlikely that he'll see much time in the majors this season.

May 10, 2017 11:32 AM
Matt den Dekker: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker has opted out of his contract to become a free agent, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Den Dekker signed a minor-league pact with the Marlins this offseason and has hit .247/.280/.481 over 20 games with Triple-A New Orleans, but appears to be looking for a better opportunity elsewhere. If nothing works out, however, he could return to the Marlins on a new deal. Den Dekker owns a .236 career average over four seasons, but hit just .176 in limited playing time with the Nationals last season, so he'll be hard-pressed to land a spot in the big leagues

March 20, 2017 06:40 PM
Marlins' Matt den Dekker: Launches two more homers Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker got the start in center field and went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs in Sunday's split-squad game against the Mets.

One of the homers came off Jacob deGrom, and den Dekker now has four blasts in 37 at-bats this spring. The Marlins don't seem to have room on their bench for a fifth outfielder, especially after Martin Prado's hamstring injury left a hole in their infield, but if den Dekker keeps hitting to close out the spring, he may force the team to reconsider.

December 8, 2016 06:35 PM
Marlins' Matt den Dekker: Signs NRI deal with Marlins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker agreed to a minor league contract with the Marlins on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Tim Healey of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The 29-year-old spent last season in the Nationals organization, splitting time between the majors and Triple-A. Although his batting average sat around the Mendoza Line at both levels, his ability to play all three outfield positions could come in handy as he tries to land a spot on the major league roster.

September 4, 2016 11:52 AM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Den Dekker was designated for assignment two days earlier, and with no takers on the waiver wire, it looks like he'll remain with the organization. He'll need to show significant offensive improvement at the Triple-A level in order to get another opportunity in the majors.

September 2, 2016 03:34 PM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Friday.

A dismal showing at Triple-A Syracuse (.208/.290/.319) led to den Dekker's removal from the 40-man roster, and he will now be subjected to waivers. The 29-year-old did post an even .800 OPS in 55 games in the big leagues a year ago and may still appeal to a team looking to take a flier.

May 15, 2016 09:32 AM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

Den Dekker joined the Nationals for Saturday's doubleheader with the Marlins as their 26th man, but with only one game on tap for Sunday, he'll have to head back to the minors. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored across Saturday's games.

May 14, 2016 11:32 AM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Serving as 26th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker was called up to serve as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

With two games on tap Saturday, the Nats will bring back den Dekker to add depth to the outfield. The 28-year-old has appeared in 17 games for Washington already this season, but is slashing just .194/.265/.323 at the plate with four RBI and nine strikeouts in 31 at-bats.

May 6, 2016 11:28 AM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Optioned to Triple-A Syracuse
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals optioned den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Den Dekker was sent to Syracuse in order to open up a roster spot for Ben Revere, who was activated from the disabled list after recovering from an oblique injury. Den Dekker hit just .194 in 17 games with the Nationals this season, but he did post an .800 OPS in 55 games with the squad last year, so he has a decent chance to rejoin the big club at some point this summer.

April 25, 2016 06:03 PM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Pops first home run Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker got the start in right field Sunday and went 2-for-8 with a solo shot to lead off the game, his first home run of the season.

It was also his first career leadoff home run. With Bryce Harper (mostly) getting the day off, den Dekker stayed in the lineup for the entire 16-inning marathon, switching over to play center field when Michael Taylor was removed in the ninth. Den Dekker's now hitting just .174/.240/.348 on the season in 23 at-bats, but with Taylor also struggling, he could see more action in the short term.

April 21, 2016 10:47 AM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Leading off Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker is starting in left field and leading off Thursday against the Marlins.

Jayson Werth is a little banged up, so den Dekker will not only get the start, but also get an advantageous spot in the Nationals' lineup. He has a favorable matchup with righty Tom Koehler on the mound, and could be a solid cheap option in daily leagues.

April 6, 2016 06:17 PM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Recalled Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Den Dekker was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

He was optioned down to Triple-A Syracuse last Friday, but Ben Revere's injury creates an opening for den Dekker's return. He had a strong spring and can play both corner outfield spots, which gives him added versatility for the Nats. However, his inability to hit left-handed pitching puts a lid on his playing time.

April 2, 2016 11:37 AM
Nationals' Matt den Dekker: Optioned to Triple-A Syracuse
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals optioned den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.

The 28-year-old outfielder was in competition for one of the last spots on the roster but will be headed to Syracuse to start the season. He could return to the majors at some point during the year but den Dekker is not likely to see major playing time for the Nationals in 2016. Den Dekker batted .300/.370/.450 with 4 RBI in 40 at-bats during spring training.

Situational Stats
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013NYM27587121642341 .270 .276 .207
2014NYM53152233807213474 .345 .322 .250
2015WAS5599122551292001 .315 .485 .253
2016WAS1934361441010 .282 .294 .176
2017DET4711001400 .250 .143 .143
2018NYM81800012900 .095 .000 .000
Total 166368468273041100126 .305 .337 .223
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013NYMOF241434340001.000
2014NYMOF45417469410 .986
2015WASOF38203433010 .971
2016WASOF12624240001.000
2017DETOF31660001.000
2018NYMOF7519190001.000
Total  12987191185420 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2013NYM101600100
2014NYM1104900101
2015WAS614802000
2016WAS101000100
2017DET00100000
2018NYM00010000
Total 19112412301
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010R-Gcl Mets5182520052500 .350 .389 .278
2010AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats27104213613001592830 .404 .471 .346
2011AA-Binghamton Mets72272496413311322791125 .312 .426 .235
2011AFA-St. Lucie Mets6726754791986362465125 .362 .494 .296
2012AA-Binghamton Mets5823847812148292064107 .397 .563 .340
2012AAA-Buffalo Bisons7729537651049471490112 .256 .373 .220
2013AAA-Las Vegas 51s53179345384638204681 .366 .486 .296
2013AFA-St. Lucie Mets145881620043610 .306 .310 .276
2014AAA-Las Vegas 51s9333570112317846406595 .407 .540 .334
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs732693567122832246381 .320 .398 .249
2016AAA-Syracuse106372417714184440110205 .292 .315 .207
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens591792845103516245085 .338 .425 .251
2017AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs20779197131332021 .280 .481 .247
Total 7242663435719162377235725070310437 .332 .440 .270
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
8/10/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
6