Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Avg.
.286
 
Career Avg.
.275
Name  Jose Tabata
Born  8/12/1988
Height  5-11
Weight  210
Number  31
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/29/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Jose Tabata was 2-for-4 on Friday and drove in the game-winning RBI in the eighth as the Pirates beat the Reds, 2-1.
Insight: The Pirates called up Tabata this week. On Friday, he record his first major league hit since June 18, playing for the injured Travis Snider. He will continue to fill in for Snider, who is ailing with a hamstring injury.
 
8/25/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Jose Tabata was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to take the place of struggling gregory Polanco.
Insight: Tabata doesn't figure to see much action or have any fantasy value with the team using Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Travis Snider as its primary outfielders. Tabata wasn't doing much at Triple-A batting .281 with a 686 OPS.
 
6/24/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Jose Tabata was demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Insight: He's no longer on the Pirates' 40-man roster. Neil Walker (.280, 11 HR, 35 RBI) was activated from the disabled list in the corresponding roster move.
 
6/6/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is a career .424 hitter (14-for-33) with a 1.094 OPS versus Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Tabata doesn't provide much power or speed, but is worthy of a shot on Friday in this favorable matchup.
 
5/18/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata exited Sunday's game with a tight hamstring. SOURCE: Root Sports
Insight: Tabata grounded into a fielder's choice in his only at bat of the afternoon. Travis Snider (.215, 3 HR, 11 RBI) is now manning right field for the Bucs. Until we hear more, consider Tabata (.262, 0 HR, 8 RBI) day-to-day.
 
Hot4/29/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right fielder Jose Tabata will get another start in the leadoff spot on Tuesday night.
Insight: Tabata is batting .400 over the past seven days and with Starling Marte batting .191 over the past two weeks he's getting a shot at the top. If permanent it will add to his value and reduce Marte's value.
 
4/18/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right fielder Jose Tabata is a stunning .467 hitter versus Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse (14-for-30).
Insight: Tabata suffered a blow to the head in Wednesday's loss to Cincinnati and only pinch hit on Thursday, but could be ready to go in this favorable matchup. If he's in the Pirates lineup, he should be in yours. Update - He's in Friday's lineup, batting seventh.
 
4/18/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh right fielder Jose Tabata is a stunning .467 hitter versus Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse (14-for-30).
Insight: Tabata suffered a blow to the head in Wednesday's loss to Cincinnati and only pinch hit on Thursday, but could be ready to go in this favorable matchup. If he's in the Pirates lineup, he should be in yours.
 
4/16/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right fielder Jose Tabata suffered a mild concussion Wednesday in a loss to Cincinnati. SOURCE: C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: Tabata went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting. Travis Snider (.240, 3 HR, 6 RBI) figures to see most of the playing time in right field, which was already the case even before Tabata (.222, 0 HR, 1 RBI) got hurt.
 
4/16/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left Wednesday's game with concussion-like symptoms, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: Tabata was hurt when ran into the left-field wall after making a running catch. He started the game in place of Starling Marte, who was supposed to get the day off but entered after Tabata's injury.
 
8/27/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is 12-for-23 (.522) with four extra base hits and a 1.386 OPS versus Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Tabata has a pair of three-hit games in his last four starts. He's batting .269 with 4 HR, 20 RBI and a .744 OPS in 80 games. He's worth a one-day flier.
 
8/14/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is questionable for Wednesday's game against St. Louis with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: The illness gave the Pirates a chance to use just called up youngster Andre Lambo, who has hit 31 homers between Double-A and Triple-A this season. the 25-year-old Lambo went hitless in his big league debut on Tuesday.
 
8/13/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is one of four likely starters who own a batting average of at least .385 against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Tabata is 6-for-13 (.462) against Wainwright and should get the start along with Russell Martin (.474), Neil Walker (.385) and Andrew McCutchen (.391).
 
8/9/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is 4-for-10 with a pair of homers and a 1.455 OPS versus Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa.
Insight: Tabata is only a part-time player these days, but this matchup, along with an injury to Andrew McCutchen, could persuad the team to get him back in the starting lineup and if that happens he should be in fantasy lineups.
 
5/21/2013 10:16:00 AM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is 5-for-7 with a 1.714 OPS versus Cubs starter Matt Garza.
Insight: Tabata is only a part-time player these days, but this matchup should convince the team to get him back in the starting lineup and if that happens he should be in fantasy lineups.
 
5/14/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is 10-for-21 with a 1.262 OPS versus Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Tabata was heating up (7-for-11) before he sat on both Sunday and Monday only getting into the game as a pinch hitter. This matchup should convince the team to get him back in the starting lineup and if that happens he should be in fantasy lineups.
 
Hot5/11/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata went 4-for-5 Saturday in a victory over the Mets.
Insight: Tabata is heating up. Over his last five games, Tabata has gone 9-for-16 with three RBI. The combination of Tabata's hot streak and Travis Snider's 1-for-16 slump should earn Tabata more playing time in right field.
 
5/1/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right fielder Jose Tabata tweaked his hamstring Wednesday versus the Brewers and had to come out of the game. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: He'll go for an MRI on Thursday. Travis Snider will play right field while Tabata recovers.
 
8/27/2012 10:40:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata is questionable for Monday's game against St. Louis with a sore left groin, but if he plays, he's had plenty of success against Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse. He's 9-for-18 in his career against Lohse with three extra base hits and a 1.360 OPS.
Insight: Tabata has more talent than production. He's batting just .236 with three homers, 12 RBI and eight stolen bases. He was a pleasant surprise in 2010, but barring a turnaround, this will be his second straight disappointing season. Monday, however, could be the exception if he plays.
 
6/28/2012 11:59:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Tabata has more talent than production. He's batting just .226 with three homers, 11 RBI and eight stolen bases. He was a pleasant surprise in 2010, but barring a turnaround, this will be his second straight disappointing season. Time to look elsewhere.