Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Avg.
.240
 
Career Avg.
.273
Name  Jose Tabata
Born  8/12/1988
Height  5-11
Weight  220
Number  31
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
6/8/2012 10:32:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata went 2-for-4 Friday against Kansas City, but he was thrown out attempting to steal second twice.
Insight: Tabata has been caught stealing seven times this season, one more than the number of times he's been successful. That's the difference between Tabata having mixed league relevance and him being just another guy with a .609 OPS.
 
5/23/2012 12:10:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mets.
Insight: Tabata is struggling at at the plate, batting just .223 with a weak .610 OPS. Gorkys Hernandez will start in his place in left field and bat second.
 
5/18/2012 9:00:00 PM
Description: Jose Tabata won't be playing Friday night against the Tigers. The reason? He didn't run out a ground ball in Thursday's win over the Nationals.
Insight: Manager Clint Hurdle is punishing Tabata (.235, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs) for his lack of hustle but he should be back in the lineup again on Saturday. He hasn't been terribly productive this year so it probably didn't hurt you having him out of the lineup tonight.
 
4/22/2012 12:14:00 PM
Description: You can expect a good game from Jose Tabata on Sunday. The Pirates outfielder is 7-15 (.467) against Kyle Lohse, who will be on the hill for the Cardinals.
Insight: Tabata broke a five-game hitless streak Friday with a two-hit effort against St. Louis only to go hitless again on Saturday. It's been a tough year for the 23-year-old but perhaps facing Lohse will get him back on track.