Saturday, February 01, 2014

Mets News: Mets sign 1B/OF Matt Clark to a minor league contract


Mets News:


The Mets on Friday signed first baseman Matt Clark to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training.

Clark, who also has experience as an outfielder, spent five seasons in the Padres organization from 2008-12 before taking his game to Japan last season. The left-handed hitter flashed his power potential in Japan, connecting for 25 home runs over 132 games with Chunichi Dragons, while also posting a .238 average and driving in 70 runs.

As for his production stateside, Clark hit .282 with 102 homers and 390 RBIs during his five seasons in the Minors. Originally selected by the Padres in the 12th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Clark's final two years in the Padres' system were spent entirely with Triple-A Tucson, where he hit .291 with 45 long balls and 160 RBIs over 250 games.

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Clark's Minor League Stats:

YearAgeLevAffABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBP
200821A-SDP140183980532002338.279.384
200922A-A+SDP50285140353241012061134.279.360
200922ASDP25241672201155003372.266.352
200922A+SDP25044731331346202862.292.367
201023AASDP4996213422128970047146.269.339
201124AAASDP4627113524123830258116.292.363
201225AAASDP4457512926222770057113.290.367
5 Seasons2048311577115710239022246547.282.359
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/1/2014.

Clark's Japan Stats:
YearAgeTmABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBP
201326Chunichi407569714025700049130.238.328
1 Season407569714025700049130.238.328
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/1/2014.
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