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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.7 4.18 1.25 34 2 1 1 0.1
Birth Date11-21-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.02015
2016
2017
2018
0.12019
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 TEX MLB 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 1 3 0 104 13.5 2.3 0.0 6.8 0% .429 1.75 2.41 6.75 97 4.05 99.2 0.0
2015 LAN MLB 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 84 6.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 0% .250 1.00 2.82 0.00 118 6.10 142.6 0.0
CareerMLB507.000082509510.32.60.06.450%.4291.432.593.861054.93117.80.0

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-
2011 SPO A- NOR 23 0 26.0 1 2 9 23 1 35 3 8.0 0.3 1.0 12.1 0% .345 0.92 2.86 3.12 69 3.11 63.4
2011 MYR A+ CAR 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .250 1.00 3.22 0.00 106 4.61 94.2
2012 MYR A+ CAR 17 0 20.3 0 3 0 18 16 14 1 8.0 7.1 0.4 6.2 0% .279 1.67 5.30 6.64 121 5.20 108.4
2013 RNG Rk AZL 1 1 0.0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 87 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 TEX MLB AL 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 1 3 0 104 13.5 2.3 0.0 6.8 0% .429 1.75 2.41 6.75 97 4.05 99.2
2014 FRI AA TEX 8 0 13.3 2 0 3 7 2 10 1 4.7 1.4 0.7 6.8 0% .177 0.68 3.27 0.68 94 2.65 56.1
2014 ROU AAA PCL 33 1 43.3 3 3 1 52 16 54 4 96 10.8 3.3 0.8 11.2 0% .400 1.57 3.85 4.15 85 5.07 107.2
2015 LAN MLB NL 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 84 6.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 0% .250 1.00 2.82 0.00 118 6.10 142.6
2015 NHP AA EAS 7 0 12.3 0 0 1 9 4 17 0 6.6 2.9 0.0 12.4 0% .333 1.05 1.73 0.00 64 3.11 68.2
2015 TUL AA TEX 12 0 16.0 1 1 0 8 4 17 0 4.5 2.3 0.0 9.6 0% .205 0.75 2.10 0.56 72 1.51 33.1
2015 OKL AAA PCL 14 0 23.0 1 1 0 31 9 17 3 12.1 3.5 1.2 6.7 0% .350 1.74 4.98 7.83 108 6.62 145.2
2015 DOD Rk AZL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 99 4.5 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .500 0.50 -0.20 0.00 73 3.73 81.9
2015 GDD Wnt AFL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 1.58 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2016 OKL AAA PCL 39 0 46.3 3 0 6 35 8 38 1 6.8 1.6 0.2 7.4 46% .266 0.93 2.88 2.33 81 2.45 54.2
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 69 0.4638 0.4928 0.7353 0.7500 0.2703 0.8333 0.5000 0.2647
2015 57 0.5614 0.5088 0.8276 0.8125 0.1200 0.8462 0.6667 0.1724
Career1260.50800.50000.77710.77830.20230.83910.57540.2229

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
2013-08-20 2013-10-02 60-DL 43 38 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-04-05 2012-09-05 Minors 153 139 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-03-02 2012-03-15 Camp 13 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2010-07-15 2010-07-25 Minors 10 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $
2015 TOR $
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 56 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 11/26/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Claimed by Toronto off waivers 1/15/15 after being DFA by Texas 1/5/15. Signed by Toronto 3/15. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 5/4/15 after being DFA by Toronto 5/2/15. DFA by LA Dodgers 7/10/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/15/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/26/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/18/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11. Re-signed by Texas 3/1/12.
  • Drafted by Texas 2007 (2-80) (Bellaire HS, Texas) $0.405M 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
90o 5.5 0 1.9 40 0 53.8 42 14 47 6 .245 1.03 3.22 3.39 -2.4 -0.3
80o 4.7 0 1.6 35 0 47.2 40 13 41 6 .261 1.12 3.60 3.8 -4.1 -0.4
70o 4.2 0 1.4 32 0 42.6 38 12 37 6 .272 1.19 3.88 4.11 -5.0 -0.5
60o 3.7 0 1.3 29 0 38.8 37 12 34 5 .281 1.25 4.13 4.37 -5.6 -0.6
50o 3.4 0 1.1 26 0 35.3 35 11 31 5 .290 1.30 4.36 4.62 -6.0 -0.7
40o 3 0 1 24 0 31.9 33 11 28 5 .299 1.36 4.60 4.87 -6.2 -0.7
30o 2.6 0 0.8 21 0 28.3 30 10 25 5 .309 1.42 4.86 5.15 -6.3 -0.7
20o 2.2 0 0.7 18 0 24.3 28 9 21 4 .320 1.50 5.16 5.48 -6.2 -0.7
10o 1.7 0 0.5 14 0 18.9 23 7 17 3 .336 1.61 5.60 5.95 -5.8 -0.6
Weighted Mean3.301.126034.43311305.2881.294.334.58-5.7-0.6

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20203121242056531753944.3081.254.344.848.52.78.51.40.0
20213221242056521851844.3021.254.444.968.42.98.21.3-0.0
20223321241055511751844.3041.244.384.898.32.88.31.30.0
20233421239052491748844.3041.274.454.978.52.98.31.4-0.0
20243521135047441543744.3051.264.495.018.52.98.31.3-0.1
20253621135047441443744.3051.244.474.998.52.78.31.3-0.0
20263721132044411440744.3051.264.505.028.52.98.21.4-0.1
20273821132043411339744.3051.264.485.008.62.78.21.5-0.0
20283921131042401338744.3061.264.515.038.62.88.11.5-0.1

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Cody Hall 2018 0.00 DNP
2 90 Jordan De Jong 2009 0.00 DNP
3 89 Jason Urquidez 2013 0.00 DNP
4 89 Warner Madrigal 2014 0.00 DNP
5 88 Rafael Martin 2014 0.00 DNP
6 88 Mike DeMark 2013 0.00 DNP
7 88 Ryan Kelly 2018 0.00 DNP
8 88 Buddy Baumann 2018 35.10
9 87 Cody Satterwhite 2017 0.00 DNP
10 87 Dustin Molleken 2015 0.00 DNP
11 87 Jumbo Diaz 2014 3.38
12 87 Pedro Beato 2017 0.00
13 87 Andrew Robinson 2018 0.00 DNP
14 87 Pat Venditte 2015 4.40
15 87 Tyler Sturdevant 2016 3.93
16 86 Gabe DeHoyos 2010 0.00 DNP
17 85 Jim Miller 2012 2.77
18 85 Bobby LaFromboise 2016 0.00 DNP
19 85 Rob Wooten 2016 0.00 DNP
20 85 Michael Broadway 2017 0.00 DNP
21 84 Brad Salmon 2010 0.00 DNP
22 84 Steve Andrade 2008 0.00 DNP
23 84 Brian Gordon 2009 0.00 DNP
24 83 Diego Moreno 2018 0.00 DNP
25 83 Conor Mullee 2018 0.00 DNP
26 83 Jess Todd 2016 0.00 DNP
27 83 Jailen Peguero 2011 0.00 DNP
28 83 Dalier Hinojosa 2016 3.27
29 83 Bobby Korecky 2010 0.00 DNP
30 83 Jason Gurka 2018 0.00 DNP
31 83 Anthony Slama 2014 0.00 DNP
32 83 Jose De La Torre 2016 0.00 DNP
33 82 Scott Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
34 82 Gregory Infante 2018 8.00
35 82 Atahualpa Severino 2015 0.00 DNP
36 82 Jairo Asencio 2013 7.71
37 82 Curtis Partch 2017 0.00 DNP
38 82 John Church 2017 0.00 DNP
39 82 Joe Bateman 2010 0.00 DNP
40 82 Beau Vaughan 2011 0.00 DNP
41 81 Joe Paterson 2016 0.00 DNP
42 81 Kyler Newby 2015 0.00 DNP
43 81 Dane De La Rosa 2013 3.36
44 81 Ross Wolf 2013 4.53
45 81 Jose Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
46 81 Justin James 2012 0.00 DNP
47 81 Simon Castro 2018 0.00 DNP
48 81 Seth Simmons 2018 0.00 DNP
49 81 Marcus McBeth 2011 0.00 DNP
50 81 Derrick Loop 2014 0.00 DNP
51 81 Travis Hughes 2008 0.00 DNP
52 80 Ian Thomas 2017 0.00 DNP
53 80 Jon Link 2014 0.00 DNP
54 80 A.J. Morris 2017 0.00 DNP
55 79 Derek Eitel 2018 0.00 DNP
56 79 Greg Burke 2013 7.67
57 79 Ashur Tolliver 2018 0.00 DNP
58 79 Paul Bush 2010 0.00 DNP
59 79 Randy Boone 2015 0.00 DNP
60 79 Ryan Reid 2015 0.00 DNP
61 79 Josh Schmidt 2013 0.00 DNP
62 79 Scott Patterson 2009 0.00 DNP
63 79 Erik Davis 2017 0.00 DNP
64 78 Casey Coleman 2018 0.00 DNP
65 78 Adam Liberatore 2017 2.70
66 78 Wirfin Obispo 2015 0.00 DNP
67 78 George Kontos 2015 2.45
68 78 Chad Paronto 2006 3.49
69 78 Joe Torres 2013 0.00 DNP
70 78 Tim Hamulack 2007 0.00 DNP
71 77 Blake Parker 2015 0.00 DNP
72 77 Ryan Houston 2010 0.00 DNP
73 77 Robert Coello 2015 0.00 DNP
74 77 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
75 77 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
76 77 Jason Kershner 2007 0.00 DNP
77 77 Rob Scahill 2017 5.64
78 76 Zach Phillips 2017 0.00 DNP
79 76 Preston Claiborne 2018 0.00 DNP
80 76 Felix Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
81 76 Roberto Giron 2006 0.00 DNP
82 76 Neil Wagner 2014 8.10
83 76 Brian Falkenborg 2008 5.24
84 76 Cesar Jimenez 2015 3.13
85 76 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
86 76 Cory Gearrin 2016 4.47
87 76 Ryan Tepera 2018 3.76
88 76 Erik Cordier 2016 0.00 DNP
89 76 Lucas Luetge 2017 0.00 DNP
90 76 Mitchell Harris 2016 0.00 DNP
91 76 Juan Cedeno 2014 0.00 DNP
92 76 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
93 75 Carlos Fisher 2013 0.00 DNP
94 75 Blake Johnson 2015 0.00 DNP
95 75 Justin Miller 2017 0.00 DNP
96 75 Doug Slaten 2010 3.98
97 75 Ian Ostlund 2009 0.00 DNP
98 75 Colter Bean 2007 12.00
99 75 Ryan Braun 2011 0.00 DNP
100 75 Michael Brady 2017 6.54

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Matt West is a hard-throwing right-hander who was converted from third base to the mound in 2011 and surfaced in the majors for three appearances last season.
2014 Fireballing reliever Matt West will look to rediscover his mid-upper-90s heat as he returns from Tommy John surgery in 2014.
2013 A second-round pick as an infielder in 2007, West converted to the mound during spring training in 2011 and quickly established himself as a legitimate late-inning relief prospect with mid-to-upper-90s velocity and a plus slider. The native Texan appeared to be on the fast track to the major-league bullpen as spring training approached last March, but he was sidetracked by an elbow injury that ultimately required Tommy John surgery. After struggling through 17 appearances at High-A Myrtle Beach last season, the 24-year-old righty finally underwent surgery in August and is expected to miss the bulk of 2013.
2012 Originally drafted as a third baseman in the second round of the 2007 amateur draft, West struggled to find a home for his raw tools as a position player. Converted to the mound during spring training of 2011, the Texas native immediately flashed his promise, sitting in the mid-90s with his fastball and touching 99 out of the chute. After a dominating performance in the short-season Northwest League, the 23-year-old reliever (nee third baseman) was added to the 40-man roster and expected to move fast in his current role. With an explosive plus-plus fastball, a wipeout slider, sharp command, and a late-innings demeanor, West profiles as a closer at the highest level.

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