Matt Joyce
Matt Joyce
Year Inducted: 2019
Sports Played or Coached: Baseball, 2003-05

Matt Joyce was the starting right fielder for the Mocs' 2005 National Championship team. A three-year starter at Florida Southern, Joyce played in 170 games for the Mocs, finishing with a career batting average of .306, 22 home runs and 121 RBI. He was a first team all-SSC and second team all-South Region honoree as a sophomore, and he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. Joyce has played at the Major League level for the Tigers (2008), Tampa Bay Rays (2009-14), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2015), Pittsburgh Pirates (2016), and Oakland Athletics (2017-18). He was named to the American League all-star team with the Rays in 2011.