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Matt Lindstrom PWhite Sox

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
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Birth Date2-11-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age38 years, 8 months, 4 days
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0.22014
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2007 FLO MLB 71 0 67.0 3 4 0 66 21 62 2 .263 104 8.9 2.8 0.3 8.3 48% .327 .228 1.30 2.78 3.09 85 3.73 77.2 1.3
2008 FLO MLB 66 0 57.3 3 3 5 57 26 43 1 .267 96 8.9 4.1 0.2 6.8 49% .322 .237 1.45 3.24 3.14 100 4.80 102.4 0.4
2009 FLO MLB 54 0 47.3 2 1 15 54 24 39 5 .265 98 10.3 4.6 1.0 7.4 46% .329 .286 1.65 4.42 5.89 99 4.93 105.7 0.2
2010 HOU MLB 58 0 53.3 2 5 23 68 20 43 5 .273 93 11.5 3.4 0.8 7.3 50% .358 .291 1.65 3.83 4.39 100 4.82 108.8 0.0
2011 COL MLB 63 0 54.0 2 2 2 52 14 36 3 .260 110 8.7 2.3 0.5 6.0 50% .288 .235 1.22 3.26 3.00 99 4.14 96.2 0.4
2012 ARI 0 12 0 10.7 0 0 0 10 2 10 0 .265 100 8.4 1.7 0.0 8.4 53% .312 .201 1.12 2.10 2.53 92 4.75 108.9 0.0
2012 BAL 0 34 0 36.3 1 0 0 35 12 30 2 .265 107 8.7 3.0 0.5 7.4 51% .308 .238 1.29 3.42 2.72 104 4.87 111.6 -0.0
2013 CHA MLB 76 0 60.7 2 4 0 64 23 46 2 .264 99 9.5 3.4 0.3 6.8 57% .330 .259 1.43 3.17 3.12 102 4.09 97.9 0.4
2014 CHA MLB 35 0 34.0 2 2 6 47 12 18 3 .262 102 12.4 3.2 0.8 4.8 55% .355 .319 1.74 4.39 5.03 101 4.01 98.2 0.2
2012 TOT MLB 46 0 47.0 1 0 0 45 14 40 2 .265 105 8.6 2.7 0.4 7.7 52% .309 .230 1.26 3.12 2.68 101 4.84 111.0 -0.0
CareerMLB4690420.717215145315432723.2651019.73.30.57.051%.327.2581.443.453.68984.4098.72.7

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 FLO MLB 71 0 67.0 3 4 0 66 21 62 2 .263 104 8.9 2.8 0.3 8.3 48% .327 .228 1.30 2.78 3.09 85 3.73 77.2
2008 FLO MLB 66 0 57.3 3 3 5 57 26 43 1 .267 96 8.9 4.1 0.2 6.8 49% .322 .237 1.45 3.24 3.14 100 4.80 102.4
2009 FLO MLB 54 0 47.3 2 1 15 54 24 39 5 .265 98 10.3 4.6 1.0 7.4 46% .329 .286 1.65 4.42 5.89 99 4.93 105.7
2010 HOU MLB 58 0 53.3 2 5 23 68 20 43 5 .273 93 11.5 3.4 0.8 7.3 50% .358 .291 1.65 3.83 4.39 100 4.82 108.8
2011 COL MLB 63 0 54.0 2 2 2 52 14 36 3 .260 110 8.7 2.3 0.5 6.0 50% .288 .235 1.22 3.26 3.00 99 4.14 96.2
2011 CSP AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 .273 147 18.0 0.0 4.5 18.0 33% .600 .331 2.00 6.28 13.50 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ARI MLB 12 0 10.7 0 0 0 10 2 10 0 .265 100 8.4 1.7 0.0 8.4 53% .312 .201 1.12 2.10 2.53 92 4.75 108.9
2012 BAL MLB 34 0 36.3 1 0 0 35 12 30 2 .265 107 8.7 3.0 0.5 7.4 51% .308 .238 1.29 3.42 2.72 104 4.87 111.6
2012 BOW AA 2 1 2.3 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 .256 98 15.4 3.9 0.0 3.9 70% .400 .347 2.14 3.62 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ORI Rk 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .247 95 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 83% .333 .349 1.00 1.43 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHA MLB 76 0 60.7 2 4 0 64 23 46 2 .264 99 9.5 3.4 0.3 6.8 57% .330 .259 1.43 3.17 3.12 102 4.09 97.9
2014 CHA MLB 35 0 34.0 2 2 6 47 12 18 3 .262 102 12.4 3.2 0.8 4.8 55% .355 .319 1.74 4.39 5.03 101 4.01 98.2
2014 CHR AAA 5 0 4.7 0 1 0 9 3 3 0 .254 120 17.4 5.8 0.0 5.8 53% .474 .320 2.57 4.63 13.50 102 3.84 82.3
2015 CHR AAA 18 0 22.7 2 1 2 23 5 17 1 .253 107 9.1 2.0 0.4 6.8 42% .293 .254 1.24 3.15 5.56 107 4.94 101.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 821 0.5238 0.5055 0.7880 0.6488 0.3478 0.8315 0.6985 0.2120
2009 820 0.5341 0.4561 0.7487 0.6187 0.2696 0.8044 0.6019 0.2513
2010 894 0.4698 0.4743 0.7736 0.6310 0.3354 0.8981 0.5660 0.2264
2011 791 0.5335 0.4766 0.8037 0.6327 0.2981 0.8727 0.6364 0.1963
2012 767 0.4733 0.4641 0.7697 0.6309 0.3144 0.8777 0.5748 0.2303
2013 939 0.4878 0.4622 0.7696 0.6201 0.3119 0.8697 0.5800 0.2304
2014 554 0.5199 0.4513 0.8240 0.6215 0.2669 0.8771 0.6901 0.1760
Career55860.50470.47080.78010.62930.30870.86130.61660.2199

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-20 2014-08-12 15-DL 84 73 Left Ankle Surgery Peroneal Tendon Subluxation 2014-05-21 -
2014-02-27 2014-03-21 Camp 22 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-07-21 2012-07-25 DTD 4 4 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
2012-05-11 2012-06-27 15-DL 47 41 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
2012-04-11 2012-04-14 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Tightness - -
2012-03-25 2012-04-04 Camp 10 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-08 2012-03-14 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2011-08-06 2011-08-26 15-DL 20 18 Right Arm Nerve Injury - -
2011-05-07 2011-05-07 DTD 0 0 Arm Soreness -
2010-08-17 2010-09-01 15-DL 15 15 Low Back Strain -
2010-08-11 2010-08-16 DTD 5 4 Low Back Soreness -
2010-06-09 2010-06-16 DTD 7 6 Low Back Spasms -
2009-06-24 2009-08-01 15-DL 38 31 Right Elbow Sprain Been Bothering for Previous 3 Weeks -
2009-03-14 2009-04-08 Camp 25 2 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2008-05-01 2008-05-08 DTD 7 6 Low Back Stiffness Been Bothering for a Week Prior -
2007-07-18 2007-07-21 DTD 3 3 Low Back Spasms -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHA $
2014 CHA $4,000,000
2013 CHA $2,300,000
2012 BAL $3,600,000
2011 COL $2,800,000
2010 HOU $1,625,000
2009 FLO $410,000
2008 FLO $395,000
2007 FLO $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$15,510,000
8 yrTotal$15,510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 0 dGreg Genske1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 2/17/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Released by LA Angels 3/28/15. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/2/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/25/13. 13:$2.3M, 14:$4M club option, $0.5M buyout. May earn additional $2.25M in performance bonuses based on games finished. Chicago White Sox exercised 2014 option for $4M 10/31/13.
  • 2 years/$6.6M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed extension with Colorado 1/17/11. 11:$2.8M, 12:$3.6M, 13:$4M club option, $0.2M buyout. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Colorado 2/6/12. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Baltimore 8/26/12. Arizona declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2010). Signed by Houston 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Houston 12/23/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Renewed by Florida 3/09. Acquired by Houston in trade from Florida 12/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Renewed by Florida 3/2/08. Recalled 7/5/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Signed by Florida 2/07 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/06. Acquired by Florida in trade from NY Mets 11/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/04. Re-signed 3/05.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2002 (10-297) (Ricks JC, Idaho).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like best now and ros? Shaw, lindstrom, Doolittle, familia,O'day?
(mp from to)
I can't believe I'm typing this, but Matt Lindstrom. And yes, LOL Matt Lindstrom. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 14 team, 6 keepers per team league with traditional 5x5 roto scoring. We also get 20 minor leaguers who can be kept for 3 free years once they pass 120AB/50IP. I'm being offered a deal of Jose Reyes, Aramis Ramirez and either Huston Street or Eddie Butler for David Wright and Matt Lindstrom or Alex Gonzalez. Is the injury history of Reyes/Ramirez too much? Should I not give up the best player in a keeper league? Or does the quantity outweigh those concerns?
(oscarbluth from Madison, WI)
If you can only keep 6 players, I keep the Wright side. If you think you can win it all this year with another closer and some speed, then pull the trigger and pray for health. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've been getting crushed by injuries early. I'm in a 15 team mixed where my only healthy closer left is Latroy Hawkins, yeah I know. There are no closers on waivers and most of the really good closers in waiting are taken. I'm looking at names like A.J Ramos, Jake McGee and Edward Mujica. If you're speculating on future saves are there any under the radar options that people might not be that familiar with? Thanks.
(KcDozer from Florida)
Starting to think there are no healthy relievers left. I would say Cody Allen but Bret Sayre has blown him up already. Daniel Webb on the White Sox should get a look if Matt Lindstrom fails in Nate Jones' absence. Jeurys Familia has his issues and isn't exactly holding it down this year but he still throws hard and has a slider which is the requisite closer starting kit. Dellin Betances can get a look, there are a few names out there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What really is the travesty is that he created this situation by trading their cheapest and youngest options a few years back. Heath Bell and Matt Lindstrom were both young and cheap (while also being effective.
(lornad11 from Dumont NJ)
Now, now. Who knew that a relief pitcher with great stuff, some nifty peripherals and limited major league exposure would turn a corner in a full-time role? I mean, it's not like he had three pitches, one of them a mid-90s fastball, and was essentially traded for someone who spent as much time playing for the Mets as I have. (Marc Normandin)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Shameless fantasy question... does Nunez keep the closer role in Florida?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
It's certainly possible that he'll eventually wrest the job away from Matt Lindstrom during the latter's absence, but it's also not entirely in his control. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Matt Lindstrom ever regain the closers role or is Nunez the man now?
(Thomas from NYC)
Leo Nunez has been effective, and has good short-reliever stuff. He's not a budding star, and I suspect the two will switch roles in a manner most disturbing to fantasy owners for some time.

Here's an idea: if NFL coaches can adapt to a tandem RB setup, where no one guy is the man, why can't MLB managers do that with short relievers? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Marlins send Volstad, John Baker, Matt Lindstrom, and another spec for Ramon Hernandez and Sherill.
(Miguel from Florida)
WAY too much for a declining catcher and a half-season wonder. (Will Carroll)


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