Jose Lobaton

Jose Lobaton #59

  • C
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 1" /205
  • Age: 33

Jose Lobaton 2018 Spring Training Stats

23 .217 1 1 0 .641

Jose Lobaton Spring Training Career Stats

308 .227 5 41 0 .613

Jose Lobaton MLB Career Stats

1085 .218 21 103 0 .618

Jose Lobaton Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Manuel Lobaton
  • Pronunciation: hoh-ZAY LOH-buh-tohn
  • Nickname: Lobi
  • Born: 10/21/1984 in Acarigua, Venezuela
  • High School: UE Nacional #5 de Diciembre, VEN
  • Debut: 7/5/2009
  • Relationship(s): brother of Jose Lobaton
View More Bio Info +
2018 Spring Training Stats 23 3 5 1 1 0 .217 .250 .641
Spring Training Career Stats
308 29 70 5 41 0 .227 .294 .613
MLB Career Stats 1085 106 237 21 103 0 .218 .295 .618
  • Status: Non-Roster Invitee


Note: Opponent can be found on current team or on team when both players met.

Jose Lobaton Stats

*Since 2006

Jose Lobaton Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Jose Lobaton Statcast Events


Jose Lobaton News

Jose Lobaton Fantasy News

December 15, 2017 at 7:29 PM ET

Mets add Lobaton on Minor League deal

The Mets made a move to shore up their catching depth on Friday, signing switch-hitting backstop Jose Lobaton to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

September 15, 2017 at 8:35 PM ET

Lobaton relieved that ankle injury isn't serious

Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton was relieved Friday afternoon at the condition of his left ankle a day after getting struck with an errant slider in the second inning of the Nats' 5-2 victory against the Braves on Thursday.


Jose Lobaton Awards

CAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/23/2007 Lake Elsinore CAL

Jose Lobaton Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 15, 2017 New York Mets signed free agent C Jose Lobaton to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 15, 2017 C Jose Lobaton assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
November 2, 2017 C Jose Lobaton elected free agency.
August 20, 2016 Washington Nationals activated C Jose Lobaton from the 15-day disabled list.
August 15, 2016 Washington Nationals sent C Jose Lobaton on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Chiefs.
July 29, 2016 Washington Nationals placed C Jose Lobaton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 20, 2016. Left elbow tendinitis.
February 13, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays traded C Jose Lobaton, LHP Felipe Rivero and RF Drew Vettleson to Washington Nationals for RHP Nathan Karns.
May 28, 2012 Jose Lobaton roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
May 21, 2012 Montgomery Biscuits sent C Jose Lobaton on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
May 16, 2012 Jose Lobaton assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
May 12, 2012 Jose Lobaton assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 15, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays placed C Jose Lobaton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 13, 2012. Sore right shoulder.
September 2, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays activated C Jose Lobaton from the 15-day disabled list.
August 26, 2011 sent C Jose Lobaton on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
July 18, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays placed C Jose Lobaton on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained left knee.
July 15, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jose Lobaton from Durham Bulls.
March 26, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Jose Lobaton to Durham Bulls.
October 19, 2010 Jose Lobaton roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
September 14, 2010 sent C Jose Lobaton on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
August 31, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jose Lobaton from Durham Bulls.
August 31, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays placed C Jose Lobaton on the 15-day disabled list.
August 26, 2010 Jose Lobaton roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
April 29, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned C Jose Lobaton to Durham Bulls.
April 27, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jose Lobaton from Durham Bulls.
April 16, 2010 Jose Lobaton assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
April 7, 2010 Jose Lobaton assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Durham Bulls.
March 17, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned C Jose Lobaton to Durham Bulls.
October 19, 2009 Jose Lobaton roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
July 30, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays claimed C Jose Lobaton off waivers from San Diego Padres.
July 30, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Jose Lobaton to Montgomery Biscuits.
July 28, 2009 San Diego Padres designated C Jose Lobaton for assignment.
July 5, 2009 San Diego Padres selected the contract of C Jose Lobaton from Portland Beavers.
June 9, 2009 San Diego Padres sent Jose Lobaton outright to Portland Beavers.

Jose Manuel Lobaton Bio Info

José Manuel Lobatón married his wife Nina on July 2, 2012 in a morning ceremony at home plate at Tropicana Field...Caught that evening's 4-3 Tampa win over the Yankees...Has an older brother, Tomas, an infielder, played eight seasons of minor league ball with the Yankees, Brewers and Marlins organizations...Was an accomplished swimmer as a youngster but chose baseball instead...Often swims as part of his workouts. 


Played in 51 games, the most amount of games since he performed in 66 games in 2014...Hit four home runs, his most since 2013 when he had seven...Had four, two-hit games. 


In his third season in Washington, recorded his highest slugging percentage (.374) since 2013 (.394)...Came on strong late in the season, hitting .311 (14-for-45) with three doubles, three home runs, five RBI, four walks and six runs in his last 16 starts...Hit safely in seven of his last nine starts (8-for-23, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 R) and reached base safely in 20 of last 26 starts...Improved his caught-stealing percentage from 23.3% in 2015 to 28% in 2016...Was thrust into the starting lineup as the Nationals entered the 2016 Postseason when starting catcher Wilson Ramos suffered a torn ACL... Clubbed a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning to propel the Nationals to the 5-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS.


Posted a mark of 6.80 AB/RBI, the best mark of his career...Clubbed first home run of 2015 (and first since 5/31/14 vs. TEX), a three-run shot, to spark Washington's come-from-behind win April 28 at Atlanta...Brought home winning run (J. Werth) in walk-off win vs. MIA on Sept. 18 with sacrifice fly to left field...Matched a career-high with three hits on April 28 at Atlanta and May 9 vs. Atlanta.


Was acquired from Tampa Bay Rays with LHP Felipe Rivero and OF Drew Vettleson for RHP Nathan Karns, Feb. 13...Hit .234 with nine doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI, 15 walks and 18 runs scored in 66 games...From May 14 through season's end, when starting behing the plate, Washington went 28-9 (.757)...Among backstops to start 50+ games in 2014, posted the top win percentage (38-20, .655)...Dodgers' A.J. Ellis ranked second (.652)...Went 18-for-59 (.305) in Aug./Sept...Sparked Washington's ninth-inning come-from-behind 5-4 win with a solo home run off Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, April 23...Matched a career-high .996 fielding percentage...Posted a 2.86 (171 ER/538.2 IP) catcher ERA.


Played in a career-high 100 games for Tampa Bay and hit .249 with 15 doubles, 7 home runs and 32 RBI en route to an above-grade .320 on-base percentage and a .394 slugging mark...when starting behind the plate, the Rays went 46-30 (.605) to help TBR claimed one of the AL's 2 Wild Card slots...helped the Rays register a 3.74 team ERA (5th in AL) .996, established a new Rays single-season fielding percentage mark for catchers...hit .333 (12-for-36) in interleague play...started 3 the the Rays' 4 postseason perhaps best known for hitting a game-ending homer in the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 3 of the ALDS vs. BOS (solo shot off Koji Uehara avoided a potential series sweep and extended the Rays' season).

2012 Made his first career Opening Day roster and completed his first full season in the majors...still qualified as a rookie after spending parts of three previous seasons in the majors...Was one of 15 switch-hitting catchers in the majors in 2012...Started 51 games (50-C, 1-DH)...batted .222 (37-for-167) but had a .323 OBP...drew 24 BB in 197 PA...Spent 41 games on the DL with right shoulder soreness...placed on the DL on April 15, retroactive to April 13...activated May 28 after playing 10 games on rehab assignment between Class-A Charlotte (two), Double-A Montgomery (four) and Triple-A Durham (four)...Threw out 7 of 49 attempted base stealers (14.3 percent)...the major league average was 21.3 percent...Switch-hitter batted .300 (18-for-60) as a righthanded batter compared to .178 (19-for-107) as a lefty...hit both of his homers as a lefty...Belted his first career home run off RH Matt Lindstrom on July 25 at BAL in a 10-1 win...also set single-game career-highs with three hits and four RBI...became the first Rays catcher since Dioner Navarro on June 9, 2008 to record at least three hits and four RBI in a single game...Had seven RBI over a seven-game span, Aug. 9-25, and drove in a run in four straight games Aug. 18-25...Collected his first career RBI in his 27th career game on May 28 vs. CWS, with an RBI single off LH Chris Sale in his only career start at DH. 2011 Split the season between Triple-A Durham and the majors...was recalled on July 15 when John Jaso was placed on the DL with a right oblique strain, and spent the rest of the season in the majors...however, suffered a left knee sprain in his third game (July 17 vs. BOS) and was placed on the DL the next day...missed 43 games and was activated Sep 2...Appeared in 15 games for the Rays, including 9 starts at catcher...6 of his 9 starts came against left-handed pitchers...Made his Rays debut on July 15 vs. BOS, appearing as a defensive replacement in the 9th was his first major league game since July 25, 2009 at WAS with the Padres...was on the Rays active roster for 2 days in 2010 but did not play...Was on the Rays active roster for the ALDS vs. Texas but did not play...On Sep 2 vs. BAL, doubled off Zach Britton for his first hit as a Ray and first ML extra-base hit...had 3 singles with the Padres in 2009...Caught 2 of 9 attempted base stealers (22.2 percent)...has caught 3 of 11 (27.3 percent) in his major league career...For Durham hit .293 (54-for-184) with 8 HR in 54 games...established minor league career highs in avg., OBP (.410) and SLG (.489)...caught 12 of 39 attempted base stealers (30.8 percent)...hit .391 (18-for-46) in the month of April...Played in 6 games on rehab assignment for Class-A Charlotte (Aug 26-Sep 1)...Played winter ball for Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League...suffered a right shoulder impingement and is expected to be fully recovered before spring training. 2010 Switch-hitting catcher did not appear in a game for the Rays, but had a two-day stint on the active roster in April ... was recalled on Aug 31 and immediately transferred to the 15- day disabled list with a right foot contusion, where he spent the rest of the season ... was initially placed on Triple-A Durham's disabled list with the injury on Aug 26. ... Led Durham with 62 games caught...caught 13 of 51 (25.5 percent) attempted base stealers ... in Double-A Montgomery, caught 7 of 12 (58.3 percent) runners...caught 31.7 percent at both levels combined. ... Hit .273 (44-for-161) with 6 HR, 9 2B and 24 RBI for Durham before the All-Star break ... in the second half, hit .238 (19-for-80) with 1 HR, 2 2B and 9 RBI. ... Was assigned to Montgomery out of camp and played 7 games there before an April 16 promotion to Durham. ... Was recalled on April 27 from Durham as Dioner Navarro began serving a two-game suspension ... was optioned back to Durham two days later (April 29) when Navarro was reinstated. ... Was sent on a rehab assignment to Durham in September while on the major league DL, appearing in three of their four games during the Governor's Cup finals vs. Columbus. 2009 Switch-hitter was claimed ... off waivers from the San Diego Padres on July 30 and assigned to Double-A Montgomery...had spent his entire professional career in the San Diego system. ...Appeared in 7 games with the Padres (5 starts), his first action at the major league level...was promoted from Double-A Portland on July 5 when Henry Blanco was placed on the DL and made his major league debut that night vs. the Dodgers in the 13th inning at 2nd base after David Eckstein left with a right hamstring strain...had never appeared at any position other than catcher in 8 years of pro ball...his other 6 appearances were at catcher. ...Collected his first major league hit July 19 vs. COL, an 8th-inning single off Jason Marquis... ended up 3-for-17...was designated for assignment on July 28 when Blanco returned. ...Was Montgomery's primary catcher over the final five weeks of the season. ...Was added to the 40-man roster before spring training. ...Was tabbed by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the San Diego system entering 2009. 2008 Spent the entire season at Double-A San Antonio...Appeared in a 92 games, including 86 behind the plate...Was a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training.