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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 135 668.3 50 35 2 4.21 -0.5
Birth Date9-16-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age34 years, 1 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2008 TEX MLB 15 15 83.7 9 3 0 100 31 42 12 114 10.8 3.3 1.3 4.5 0% .309 1.57 5.20 5.49 122 7.05 150.4 -1.4
2009 TEX MLB 11 11 63.3 4 5 0 81 23 34 9 109 11.5 3.3 1.3 4.8 0% .335 1.64 5.09 6.11 112 6.23 133.6 -0.5
2010 TEX MLB 37 6 78.3 3 2 2 80 39 46 10 111 9.2 4.5 1.1 5.3 0% .270 1.52 5.10 4.71 117 5.49 123.9 -0.4
2011 TEX MLB 31 30 185.7 14 9 0 180 57 126 13 111 8.7 2.8 0.6 6.1 0% .290 1.28 3.55 3.39 100 4.30 100.0 1.6
2012 TEX MLB 32 32 213.3 18 11 0 210 59 133 22 103 8.9 2.5 0.9 5.6 0% .284 1.26 3.98 3.29 105 4.64 106.5 1.3
2013 TEX MLB 2 2 10.7 0 2 0 14 7 12 2 104 11.8 5.9 1.7 10.1 0% .400 1.97 5.23 8.44 107 5.10 122.1 0.0
2014 TEX MLB 4 4 17.3 1 1 0 20 12 10 1 91 10.4 6.2 0.5 5.2 0% .317 1.85 5.00 4.15 131 6.71 164.7 -0.4
2015 TEX MLB 3 3 16.0 1 2 0 19 6 5 3 120 10.7 3.4 1.7 2.8 0% .291 1.56 6.04 6.75 149 8.81 205.7 -0.7
CareerMLB135103668.350352704234408721089.53.21.05.548%.2951.404.344.211105.26118.9-0.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 DNV Rk APL 13 12 66.0 4 4 0 72 10 49 3 9.8 1.4 0.4 6.7 0% .321 1.24 3.31 4.09 0 0.00 0.0
2005 ROM A SAL 27 27 167.0 12 7 0 151 30 118 17 68 8.1 1.6 0.9 6.4 0% -.784 1.08 3.87 3.23 96 3.88 76.4
2006 MYR A+ CRL 13 13 81.0 8 4 0 77 16 60 6 84 8.6 1.8 0.7 6.7 0% .295 1.15 3.39 3.11 90 4.29 90.1
2006 MIS AA SOU 13 12 77.0 3 4 0 83 17 54 6 9.7 2.0 0.7 6.3 0% .306 1.30 3.28 3.62 0 0.00 0.0
2007 MIS AA SOU 20 20 116.7 5 7 0 118 34 78 6 89 9.1 2.6 0.5 6.0 0% .304 1.30 3.61 3.39 97 4.71 96.6
2007 gcr Wnt AFL 7 7 27.0 5 0 0 16 7 19 2 5.3 2.3 0.7 6.3 0% .194 0.85 3.86 2.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 TEX MLB AL 15 15 83.7 9 3 0 100 31 42 12 114 10.8 3.3 1.3 4.5 0% .309 1.57 5.20 5.49 122 7.05 150.4
2008 FRI AA TXS 9 9 46.0 3 2 0 49 14 35 3 88 9.6 2.7 0.6 6.8 0% .311 1.37 3.56 3.33 92 4.99 102.0
2008 OKL AAA PCL 6 6 38.0 3 1 0 40 14 20 3 100 9.5 3.3 0.7 4.7 0% .303 1.42 4.56 3.55 103 4.85 99.2
2009 TEX MLB AL 11 11 63.3 4 5 0 81 23 34 9 109 11.5 3.3 1.3 4.8 0% .335 1.64 5.09 6.11 112 6.23 133.6
2009 FRI AA TXS 3 3 9.0 0 1 0 9 4 7 0 109 9.0 4.0 0.0 7.0 0% .333 1.44 3.02 3.00 93 4.46 93.8
2009 gcr Wnt AFL 5 4 9.0 1 2 0 5 6 6 0 5.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0% .192 1.22 5.57 5.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TEX MLB AL 37 6 78.3 3 2 2 80 39 46 10 111 9.2 4.5 1.1 5.3 0% .270 1.52 5.10 4.71 117 5.49 123.9
2010 FRI AA TXS 2 0 3.0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .375 1.00 0.50 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 OKL AAA PCL 1 1 4.3 0 1 0 9 1 4 1 101 18.8 2.1 2.1 8.4 0% .500 2.33 5.44 6.28 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TEX MLB AL 31 30 185.7 14 9 0 180 57 126 13 111 8.7 2.8 0.6 6.1 0% .290 1.28 3.55 3.39 100 4.30 100.0
2012 TEX MLB AL 32 32 213.3 18 11 0 210 59 133 22 103 8.9 2.5 0.9 5.6 0% .284 1.26 3.98 3.29 105 4.64 106.5
2013 TEX MLB AL 2 2 10.7 0 2 0 14 7 12 2 104 11.8 5.9 1.7 10.1 0% .400 1.97 5.23 8.44 107 5.10 122.1
2013 FRI AA TEX 2 2 5.0 0 1 0 5 2 5 0 105 9.0 3.6 0.0 9.0 0% .357 1.40 2.25 1.80 86 3.78 82.1
2013 ROU AAA PCL 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 87 9.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 0% .167 1.67 9.90 9.00 128 5.07 110.1
2014 TEX MLB AL 4 4 17.3 1 1 0 20 12 10 1 91 10.4 6.2 0.5 5.2 0% .317 1.85 5.00 4.15 131 6.71 164.7
2014 FRI AA TEX 3 3 16.0 1 0 0 12 4 10 0 93 6.8 2.3 0.0 5.6 0% .245 1.00 2.62 1.69 94 3.99 84.4
2015 TEX MLB AL 3 3 16.0 1 2 0 19 6 5 3 120 10.7 3.4 1.7 2.8 0% .291 1.56 6.04 6.75 149 8.81 205.7
2015 FRI AA TEX 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 9 3 3 0 124 13.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 0% .391 2.00 3.79 7.50 108 6.03 132.3
2015 ROU AAA PCL 5 5 28.7 1 3 0 34 12 18 0 96 10.7 3.8 0.0 5.7 0% .351 1.60 3.70 5.97 102 6.37 139.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1359 0.4879 0.4496 0.8314 0.6214 0.2859 0.8689 0.7538 0.1686
2009 1066 0.4559 0.4334 0.8442 0.6317 0.2672 0.8925 0.7484 0.1558
2010 1379 0.5083 0.4322 0.8154 0.5934 0.2655 0.8750 0.6778 0.1846
2011 3068 0.4974 0.4433 0.8184 0.6022 0.2860 0.8705 0.7098 0.1816
2012 3243 0.5082 0.4431 0.8107 0.5959 0.2853 0.8697 0.6835 0.1893
2013 186 0.4032 0.4731 0.6705 0.6400 0.3604 0.8333 0.4750 0.3295
2014 342 0.4152 0.4094 0.8071 0.6549 0.2350 0.9032 0.6170 0.1929
2015 271 0.4613 0.3690 0.9100 0.5840 0.1849 0.9863 0.7037 0.0900
Career109140.49170.43930.81930.60630.27850.87600.70010.1807

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
2014-05-14 2014-09-29 60-DL 138 122 - Low Back Surgery Spinal Fusion for Spondylolisthesis L5 on S1 2014-06-04 -
2014-03-29 2014-04-27 15-DL 29 24 - Back Inflammation - -
2014-03-18 2014-03-28 Camp 10 0 - Back Soreness - -
2014-02-18 2014-03-17 Camp 27 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2013-09-09 2013-10-02 On-Alr 23 21 Left Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2013-09-09 -
2013-05-01 2013-05-01 On-Alr 0 0 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2013-05-01 -
2013-04-07 2013-10-02 60-DL 178 158 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2013-04-23 -
2013-03-09 2013-03-12 Camp 3 0 Left Inflammation 2nd Toe - -
2012-08-08 2012-08-08 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness GI - -
2012-06-24 2012-06-24 DTD 0 0 Left Low Back Tightness - -
2011-06-12 2011-06-12 DTD 0 0 Left Upper Arm Contusion Batted Ball on Triceps -
2011-06-04 2011-06-04 On-Alr 0 0 General Medical Illness Kidney Stones -
2011-05-29 2011-06-07 DTD 9 9 Left Fingers Blister -
2010-05-07 2010-05-29 15-DL 22 19 Left Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2009-06-24 2009-10-05 60-DL 103 93 Left Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2009-07-27
2009-05-26 2009-06-17 15-DL 22 19 Left Shoulder Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -
2008-04-22 2008-06-05 Minors 44 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-07-26 2007-09-05 Minors 41 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2007-02-18 2007-02-28 Camp 10 0 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 PHI $13,200,000
2016 PHI $13,200,000
2015 TEX $13,200,000
2014 TEX $8,200,000
2013 TEX $5,200,000
2012 TEX $2,950,000
2011 TEX $428,830
2010 TEX $406,090
2009 TEX $405,500
2008 TEX $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$57,580,420
10 yrTotal$57,580,420

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 83 dACES5 years/$55M (2013-17), 2018 option

Details
  • 5 years/$55M (2013-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed extension with Texas 1/16/13 (avoided arbitration). $1M signing bonus. 13:$5M, 14:$8M, 15:$13M, 16:$13M, 17:$13M, 18:$13.25M club option ($2M buyout). 2018 option guaranteed with 600 innings in 2015-17, including 200 IP in 2017. Salary for 2018 option increases $0.5M with each season of 200 IP in 2013-17. Award bonuses: $0.25M each for Cy Young, WS MVP. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Texas 7/29/15 with Phillies assuming responsibility for all $32,759,562 remaining on Harrison's contract ($4,759,562 for 2015, plus $26M in 2016-17 salaries and $2M buyout). As part of the trade, Philadelphia also sends Texas $9.5M to cover a portion of the $81,737,704 remaining on Cole Hamels' contract. Released by Philadelphia 11/15/16.
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration, $3.5M-$2.45M).
  • 1 year/$428,830 (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/22/11.
  • 1 year/$406,090 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09. Award bonus: $10,000 for All Star.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07. Re-signed 2/6/08. Performance bonus: $10,000 for Rookie of the Year.
  • Acquired by Texas in trade from Atlanta 7/31/07 (Mark Teixeira deal).
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2003 (3-97). $0.395M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Harrison's K/BB ratio in the last three months: 3.7/1. Is his breakout real? Can Harrison be a good 3/solid 2?
(Or from DENTON!!)
Solid #3; he's basically showing his sustainable ceiling as we speak. As I've been saying for a while, Harrison has great stuff; even better than Holland. He just couldn't put it together. Harrison has always been in his head, not showing much fortitude in the face of failure. He was a different arm this season. He stopped nibbling and started trusting his stuff. He took a major step forward. (Jason Parks)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Going forward, pick one: Matt Harrison or Derek Holland?
(Or from DENTON!!)
Tough call. I'll go with Harrison. He's reading books now. The future is his. (Jason Parks)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Considering Matt Harrison's fast start, what numbers should we expect from him to finish out this season?
(Tavis Bregel from Covington, KY)
Not very good ones. PECOTA and I aren't believers, despite the fast start. Let's wait until that BABIP noses up over .162 to get excited. Marc warned us not to believe the hype over a week ago (I'm a link machine today: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=13441), and the same holds true after a second successful start. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you at all surprised that Texas decided on CJ Wilson in the rotation considering the other possibilities and leaving late inning duties to the oft-injured Frank Francisco, Netali Feliz who has never thrown in back-to-back games, and Darren Oliver coming off a career year at age 39?
(Jake from Chicago)
The Rangers have a ton of candidates for their rotation, many of which I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot clown pole (Brandon McCarthy and Matt Harrison come to mind). Because he's a lefty who can miss bats, Wilson is already much more interesting than those two, and worth taking a chance on. A for Feliz, his time will come, but he hasn't shown much in spring training (11.57 ERA), and he's not even 22 yet. I'm a bit more concerned about the Rangers' bullpen, but I do like Oliver, and think that perhaps some of those surplus arms can be useful down there. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Eric Hurley and Matt Harrison return to the Rangers next year, if so, Do they go into spring training with ALL of Millwood, Feldman, Hunter, Hurley, Harrison, Holland, McCarthy, and Feliz in the rotation?
(Ira from North Texas)
Both should return, but no, they won't go with an eight man rotation. They'll pick the best five, period. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for your great work, Marc. Your Player Profiles are my favorite BP articles. Just wanted to ask you your thoughts on Eric Patterson and Matt Harrison. I'm in a keeper league and am inclined to gamble on their upsides. Thanks!
(Dennis from LA)
Thanks Dennis, I appreciate that! Hopefully you all saw the Mike Gonzalez collaboration we ran a few weeks back. I'm looking forward to more of those, plus solo efforts like the Edwin Encarnacion one I mentioned earlier.

I'm not sure either is a keeper guy honestly, though some may love them more than I. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you don't see the Braves re-signing Teix, then do you see them trading him at the deadline?
(JoshEngleman from Tamaqua, PA)
They gave up A LOT to get him, including Elvis Andrus and Matt Harrison, both of whom are considered very good prospects. If I were to give you my best guess, I don't think they'll move him b/c I don't think they'll get a lot. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't feel like you've seen a lot of players dealt at the deadline the last few years who were FAs to be/"rent a player types" who have gotten produced a lot in return. It seems like teams have been more inclined to "ride it out" even if the team isn't playing well b/c they get the compensatory draft pick. (Jon "Boog" Sciambi)


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