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Prospect Profile: Matt Joyce

Joyce had a strong first year

In yet another draft success by David Chadd, the Tigers grabbed Matt Joyce out of Florida Southern, where he quickly turned into a productive (and patient) hitter for the Oneonta Tigers in his first taste of professional baseball.

Matt Joyce Position: Outfielder Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born: 8/3/1984 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background Joyce was a player the Tigers were plenty familiar with heading into the 2005 draft. Each spring, the Tigers play Joyce's alma mater, Florida Southern, in a game to kickoff spring training. Matt had done enough in those brief stints in front of the Tiger brass, and during his three...

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