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Matt Ginter PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
7 232 5 7 1 132 5.43 0.9
Birth Date12-24-1977
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2000 CHA 22 7 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 52 18 14 14 5 36 7 7 0 6 13.50 11.15 11.12 -4.6 -0.4
2001 CHA 23 20 0 39.7 0.0 39.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 167 34 23 23 2 47 14 12 7 24 5.22 4.13 5.17 2.8 0.3
2002 CHA 24 33 0 54.3 0.0 54.3 1 0 1 1 0 0 236 59 34 27 6 87 21 21 1 37 4.47 4.35 5.41 3.1 0.3
2003 CHA 25 3 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 5 5 1 5 1 1 2 0 13.50 9.69 17.67 -2.7 -0.3
2004 NYN 26 15 14 69.3 67.3 2.0 1 3 0 0 5 0 313 82 41 35 8 123 20 15 5 38 4.54 4.44 4.63 9.1 0.7
2005 DET 27 14 1 35.0 4.3 30.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 157 49 25 24 6 77 9 8 2 15 6.17 5.37 5.97 -0.5 -0.1
2008 CLE 30 4 4 21.0 21.0 0.0 1 3 0 0 1 0 87 25 12 12 3 41 3 2 0 12 5.14 4.31 4.14 3.4 0.3
Career9619232.092.7139.35713601027269154140314167566171325.434.845.4910.70.9

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 BUR A 9 9 40.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 7 0 9.3 11.12 -10 .392 .283 .351 .468 .266 .382 99 -4.6 -0.4 -4.6 -0.4
2000 BIR AA 27 26 179.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 20 0 39.7 5.17 98 .230 .269 .330 .431 .261 .267 104 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2001 CHR AAA 22 10 76.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHA MLB 33 0 54.3 5.41 91 .263 .263 .326 .421 .262 .310 102 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2002 CHR AAA 13 0 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 3 0 3.3 17.67 -162 .310 .264 .340 .406 .267 .091 99 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2003 CHR AAA 49 0 68.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYN MLB 15 14 69.3 4.63 95 .284 .262 .332 .433 .263 .306 94 6.7 0.7 9.1 0.7
2004 NOR AAA 11 11 64.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB 14 1 35.0 5.97 73 .308 .265 .323 .409 .258 .344 99 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2005 TOL AAA 17 10 68.7 4.76 91 .232 .273 .345 .427 .258 .287 86 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2006 IND AAA 9 8 52.0 5.48 40 .287 .264 .336 .414 .269 .258 71 -4.2 -0.4 -4.8 -0.6
2006 PAW AAA 15 15 89.2 4.05 99 .244 .256 .325 .381 .254 .295 90 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7
2007 MEM AAA 31 8 68.7 3.94 116 .269 .276 .345 .434 .265 .343 95 14.9 1.4 14.3 1.2
2007 NAS AAA 1 0 0.7 2.99 135 .327 .279 .339 .403 .256 .400 90 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2008 CLE MLB 4 4 21.0 4.14 113 .262 .269 .336 .416 .263 .319 101 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2008 BUF AAA 18 17 100.0 5.11 72 .282 .265 .338 .416 .270 .310 83 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2009 NAS AAA 38 3 75.7 4.92 81 .288 .268 .333 .406 .271 .315 86 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1999 BUR A 4 2 0 9 9 40.0 38 19 29 3 0% .000 8.6 4.3 0.7 6.5 1.43 4.05 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 1 0 0 7 0 9.3 18 7 6 5 38% .382 17.4 6.8 4.8 5.8 2.68 13.50 -4.6 -0.4
2000 BIR AA 11 8 0 27 26 179.7 153 60 126 6 0% .000 7.7 3.0 0.3 6.3 1.19 2.25 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 1 0 0 20 0 39.7 34 14 24 2 46% .267 7.7 3.2 0.5 5.4 1.21 5.22 2.8 0.3
2001 CHR AAA 2 3 0 22 10 76.3 62 24 67 3 0% .000 7.3 2.8 0.4 7.9 1.13 2.60 0.0 0.0
2002 CHA MLB 1 0 1 33 0 54.3 59 21 37 6 42% .310 9.8 3.5 1.0 6.1 1.47 4.47 3.1 0.3
2002 CHR AAA 1 0 0 13 0 16.0 20 10 9 3 0% .327 11.2 5.6 1.7 5.1 1.88 3.94 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 2 1 0 1 50% .091 5.4 2.7 2.7 0.0 0.90 13.50 -2.7 -0.3
2003 CHR AAA 3 5 14 49 0 68.3 66 22 52 2 0% .294 8.7 2.9 0.3 6.9 1.29 3.03 0.0 0.0
2004 NOR AAA 1 5 0 11 11 64.0 55 8 49 4 0% .262 7.7 1.1 0.6 6.9 0.98 2.95 0.0 0.0
2004 NYN MLB 1 3 0 15 14 69.3 82 20 38 8 44% .306 10.6 2.6 1.0 4.9 1.47 4.54 9.1 0.7
2005 DET MLB 0 1 0 14 1 35.0 49 9 15 6 44% .344 12.6 2.3 1.5 3.9 1.66 6.17 -0.5 -0.1
2005 TOL AAA 4 3 0 17 10 68.7 72 10 49 9 52% .287 9.4 1.3 1.2 6.4 1.19 4.32 7.1 0.7
2006 PAW AAA 3 9 0 15 15 89.2 88 18 49 5 45% .295 8.9 1.8 0.5 4.9 1.19 3.63 7.4 0.7
2006 IND AAA 2 5 1 9 8 52.0 59 8 36 10 39% .258 10.2 1.4 1.7 6.2 1.29 5.54 -4.8 -0.6
2007 MEM AAA 2 6 2 31 8 68.7 86 8 43 5 48% .343 11.3 1.0 0.7 5.6 1.37 4.06 14.3 1.2
2007 NAS AAA 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 2 2 0 0 50% .400 25.7 25.7 0.0 0.0 5.71 38.57 1.0 0.1
2008 CLE MLB 1 3 0 4 4 21.0 25 3 12 3 43% .319 10.7 1.3 1.3 5.1 1.33 5.14 3.4 0.3
2008 BUF AAA 6 6 0 18 17 100.0 109 32 65 10 46% .310 9.8 2.9 0.9 5.8 1.41 4.14 -5.3 -0.5
2009 NAS AAA 3 3 2 38 3 75.7 85 24 52 7 44% .315 10.1 2.9 0.8 6.2 1.44 3.80 4.3 0.4

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 309 0.5405 0.4870 0.8867 0.6647 0.2746 0.9189 0.7949 0.1067
Career3090.54050.4870.88670.66470.27460.91890.79490.1067

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-08-04 2008-08-25 15-DL 21 19 Right Forearm Strain -
2004-09-10 2004-10-04 15-DL 24 23 Right Ankle Sprain Bone Chips -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 DET $333,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$333,000
1 yrTotal$333,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 140 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from MIL 12/09 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/08 contract purchased 7/12/08 signed as a free agent from MIL/STL 12/21/07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from DET 1/06 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/05 contract purchased 9/05 sent outright to Triple-A 6/05 acquired in trade from NYM 4/05 re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$0.333M (05) recalled 9/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 7/04 optioned to Triple-A 7/04 acquired in trade from CWS 3/04 re-signed 3/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/03 3/03 re-signed 3/03 recalled 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 6/02 recalled 5/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 signed 3/02
  • recalled 9/01 recalled 7/01 optioned to Triple-A 6/01 recalled 6/01 Miss St 99 1-22

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 You may know Matt Ginter as the journeyman who briefly filled in the gaping rotation hole immediately after Sabathia's departure.
2005 Acquired in the spring for Timo Perez, the Mets put Ginter back into the rotation, a role he hadn't had since mid-2001. He pitched so well at Norfolk that they called him up to patch a hole in May. He fell apart soon afterwards, and his season eventually ended early due to bone chips in his ankle. With the rebuilt rotation, a lot of things will have to go wrong for him to get 14 major league starts again.
2003 Ginter had a heavy workload early on (he pitched 17 innings in May after being called up on the 3rd) and it may have affected him down the stretch, as he was hit hard several times to put an end to what had been a good season. He’s got everything you look for from a setup man, and you should expect him to handily outperform that projection.
2002 With Bill Simas out for the year and Bobby Howry just looking like it, Ginter opened an opportunity for himself as Keith Foulke's setup man. He was moved to the pen just last summer, and his strikeout rate picked up. Ginter has a fastball/slider combination, with no real third pitch, so he's in the bullpen to stay. The Sox are going to have an excellent pen this year.
2001 After pitching for Mississippi State, Matt Ginter was part of the first-round bounty of ’99. The Sox saw that he needed a minor mechanical adjustment to improve his stuff. He now throws in the mid 90s with a slider in the high 80s, but he has yet to master a decent change-up. If he doesn’t pick one up, he may get moved to closer.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessHead Games: Salvador Perez and the Art of Setting UpWill Woods2012-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: First-Look MistakesChristina Kahrl2008-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-08-03
Transaction Analysis: The Weekend TrioChristina Kahrl2008-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Alexis RiosMarc Normandin2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 8-19Christina Kahrl2005-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-7Christina Kahrl2005-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
Prospectus Today: Deep Breaths, EveryoneJoe Sheehan2005-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Opening DayWill Carroll2005-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 24-26Christina Kahrl2004-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 11-16, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2004-08-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-11Christina Kahrl2004-07-13
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 13-16, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-28, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 8-11Christina Kahrl2003-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 25-28Christina Kahrl2003-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 11-12, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Matt Ginter threw 307 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph).