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Full Name: Matthew John Kata Primary Position: 2B,3B
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/180 First Game: June 15, 2003
Birthdate: March 14, 1978 Final Game: September 16, 2005
Birthplace: Avon Lakes, Ohio MLB Experience: 3 years
Bat/Throw: Both/Right


Biography

Matt Kata (Matthew John Kata) was born on March 14, 1978 in Avon Lakes, Ohio. He made his Major League debut on June 15, 2003 for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2003, his rookie year, he hit .257 with 7 home runs and 29 RBI. Kata played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies over the course of his 3 year career.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2003 ARI N 78 288 42 74 7 29 .257 .315 .420 16 5 25 53 1 5 3 0 4
2004 ARI N 42 162 17 40 2 13 .247 .301 .364 9 2 13 29 0 1 4 2 1
2005 PHI N 10 6 1 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ARI N 30 31 6 6 0 0 .194 .306 .323 2 1 5 4 0 2 0 0 0
2005 TOT N 40 37 7 7 0 0 .189 .286 .297 2 1 5 6 0 2 0 0 0
Total 160 487 66 121 9 42 .248 .308 .392 27 8 43 88 1 8 7 2 5

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2003 ARI N SS 6 4 37.2 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 ARI N 2B 52 45 409.1 106 131 3 27 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2003 ARI N 3B 23 19 173.1 10 41 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2004 ARI N SS 1 1 9.1 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 ARI N 2B 38 35 320.2 75 111 2 25 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2004 ARI N 3B 3 2 17.1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 PHI N SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 PHI N 2B 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 PHI N OF 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 PHI N RF 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 ARI N 2B 7 3 28 8 12 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 ARI N DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 TOT N 2B 10 3 33 8 12 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 26 21 190.2 14 45 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total RF 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total SS 8 5 48 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 100 83 763 189 254 5 58 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total OF 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Selected by Minnesota Twins in the 20th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 4, 1996).
  • Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in the 9th round of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1999 - signed June 5, 1999).
  • Traded by Arizona Diamondbacks to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Tim Worrell and cash (July 21, 2005).
  • Claimed on waivers by Cincinnati Reds from Philadelphia Phillies (March 15, 2006).
  • Granted free agency (October 15, 2006).

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