Terrell Joyce

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Terrell Charles Joyce

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 235 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Terrell Joyce has starred in Germany, Czechia and Sweden since his minor league career ended.

2012-2014: USA[edit]

Joyce won Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year in 2012. [1] He was picked by the Houston Astros in the 12th round of the 2012 amateur draft; the scout was John Martin. [2] He began his pro career with the Greeneville Astros, hitting .273/.332/.432 with 14 doubles, 7 homers and 31 runs in 58 games. He led his team in home runs.

In 2013, he moved up to the full-season Quad Cities River Bandits, struggling at .186/.284/.283 as the team's third-most-used outfielder after Teoscar Hernández and Jordan Scott. He dropped down to the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2014 and batted .231/.309/.495 with 11 homers but 67 K in 182 AB. He was 4th in the New York-Penn League in dingers, between Hunter Lockwood and Jordan Betts, while tying Raymel Flores for 10th in strikeouts.

2016: Germany[edit]

Signing with Germany's Heidenheim Heideköpfe for 2016, he hit .394/.456/.704 with 6 homers and 21 RBI in 20 games, going 7-for-7 in steals. An outfielder in the US, he was used mostly as an infielder, fielding .890. He finished 6th in the Bundesliga-1 South in average (between Simon Gühring and Gary Owens), tied Jamie McOwen and Zachiary Johnson for 3rd in home runs, was second in slugging (behind Thomas De Wolf), was 4th in OPS (between Johnson and Josh Petersen and tied for 5th in errors. [3]

2017-2019: Czechia[edit]

He moved to the Czech Draci Brno team the next year. He opened the 2017 CEB Cup with a bang, going 4 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, homer, three runs and six RBI in a win over Minsk. He hit .429/.500/1.071 with 5 runs and 8 RBI in 4 games for the champs. He was among the leaders in average (tied for 8th), slugging (1st, .154 ahead of Matěj Hejma and Joe Wittig), runs (tied for 5th), RBI (3rd, one behind Hejma and Petr Čech), homers (tied for 1st, 2), triples (tied for 1st, 1) and total bases (1st, 15, two ahead of Čech). [4]

In the 2017 Extraliga, he produced at a .351/.429/.649 clip with 11 homers, 36 runs and 48 RBI in 50 games for Draci Brno, which won the title. He was 8th in the league in hits (60, between Čech and Wittig), tied Aleš Navrátil for 4th in doubles (12), tied for 3rd in triples (3, one behind Přemek Chroust and Petr Síla), 2nd in home runs (5 behind Hejma), 3rd in RBI (trailing Hejma and Tomáš Juněc), 7th in average, 5th in OBP, 3rd in slugging (after Hejma and Martin Mužík) and 4th in OPS. [5]

Switching to the rival Arrows Ostrava the next season, his batting line was .611/.632/1.667 in the 2018 CEB Cup with 9 runs, 6 homers and 12 RBI in 5 games for the 3rd-place team. He was among the leaders in average (2nd, .095 behind Philip Smith), slugging (1st, .491 ahead of Smith), OBP (tied for 3rd), runs (tied Smith for 1st), hits (11, tied Stephen De Lannoy for 2nd, one behind Smith), RBI (1st, 3 ahead of Roman Boiko), home runs (double runner-up Slobodan Gales) and total bases (1st, 30, 10 ahead of Smith). [6]

He was even better in his second season in the Extraliga: .421/.524/1.023, 29 HR, 60 R, 78 RBI in 53 G, as Ostrava ended Draci's run of titles. He was second in the league in runs (one behind Arnošt Dubový), tied Daniel Vavruša for the hit lead (72), tied Wittig for 7th in doubles (12), led in homers (12 ahead of Hejma), led in RBI (18 more than Hejma), led in walks (36, 5 ahead of Jakub Kubica), led in average (.002 ahead of Vavruša), led in OBP (.024 ahead of Vavruša), led in slugging (.236 ahead of Hejma) and obviously led in OPS (274 ahead of Vavruša). [7] His 29 homers were a Czech record, but 15 of them were in the postseason; his 14 regular-season homers were six back of Jiří Víšek's record. [8]

The left fielder was 5 for 15 with 2 homers (off Jim Ploeger and Maurice Wilhelm), a walk, four runs and four RBI in the 2019 European Champions Cup. He tied for 3rd in the Cup in homers (one behind Denzel Richardson and Wilson Lee) and tied former Cuban MVP Rafael Viñales for 10th with 11 total bases. [9] Ostrava repeated as Extraliga champions. In the process, he became the first foreign player to reach 50 Extraliga homers. [10]

For the '19 campaign, he hit .517/.600/.908 with 32 runs, 9 homers and 31 RBI in 23 regular-season games and .475/.555/.846 overall with 17 HR, 52 runs and 51 RBI in 43 games. For the regular season, he tied Dominic Piazza for 4th in runs, led in hits (45), tied Mužík for the homer lead, was 6th in RBI (between Trey Bridis and Mužík), ranked 5th with 18 walks, led in average (.050 ahead of Adam Hajtmar), led in OBP (by .089), led in slugging (.161 ahead of Hejma) and again led in OPS (303 ahead of Bridis). [11] Through 2021, he was among the league career leaders in average (.430, 2nd, .010 behind Wayne Ough), OBP (.515, 2nd, .047 behind Rob Castaneda), slugging (.828, 4th, between Miroslav Víšek and Castaneda) and OPS (3rd, behind Castaneda and Jiří Víšek). Though he only played three seasons there, his 29 regular-season homers were only 3 shy from cracking the all-time top 20. [12]

2020: Sweden[edit]

His next European stop was in Sweden, with the Sölvesborg Firehawks in 2020. He won his fourth straight league championship, with the third different team. He hit .515/.612/1.015 with 6 triples, 28 runs and 30 RBI in 80 plate appearances. He was 2nd in the Elitserien leaders in average (.071 ahead of Nicklas Melin), runs (2nd, 3 behind Daniel Johnson), hits (2nd, one behind Alex Rubanowitz), doubles (7, tied Melin for 2nd, one behind Benjamin Johnson), triples (more than the next two players combined), homers (4, 2nd, one behind Melin), walks (13, 3rd, behind Wittig and Daniel Johnson), RBI (2nd, one behind Melin), steals (5, tied for 10th), OBP (1st, .043 ahead of Wittig) and slugging (1st, .265 ahead of Melin and a whopping .462 ahead of #3 Wittig). [13]

2021: Germany, take two[edit]

After four years away, he returned to Germany in 2021, this time with the Bonn Capitals. He helped Bonn become the first team to reach a European Cup final four since 2010. In an upset win over the Amsterdam Pirates, he drove in four (including the winner) and saved Nick Miceli's victory with a hitless, scoreless inning of relief. He then had four RBI in a 8-7 upset of Neptunus. He finished the 2021 European Champions Cup at .333/.364/.762 with 3 homers, 5 runs and 9 RBI in 5 games. In a high-flying event, he tied for 5th in home runs (with Ernesto Liberatore, Gilmer Lampe, Alex Sambucci and Leomartires Rodríguez), tied former teammate Owens for 5th in RBI and tied for 8th in total bases (16, even with Ericson Leonora, Drew Janssen and Gianison Boekhoudt). [14]

In the Bundesliga regular season, the flyhawk hit .476/.544/1.119 with 6 doubles, 7 homers, 9 walks, 19 runs and 19 RBI in 12 games. He tied for 4th in the Bundesliga-1 north in runs, tied for 5th in hits (20), tied for the most doubles, tied Daniel Lamb-Hunt and Marco Cardoso for the most home runs, led in total bases (47, two ahead of Cardoso), led in extra-base hits (13, one ahead of Brandt Holland), tied Holland for 6th in RBI, was 2nd in average (.065 behind Jose Martinez), ranked 4th in OBP, led in slugging (.038 ahead of Martinez) and was 2nd in OPS (10 behind Martinez). In the postseason, he was almost as stellar (.438/.526/1.031, 6 HR, 12 R, 14 RBI in 9 G) in Bonn's title run. He tied Shawn Larry and Eric Brenk for the most home runs in the playoffs. [15]