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Matt Lindstrom PWhite Sox

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.56 1.46 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date2-11-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 8 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
0.42011
0.62012
0.92013
-0.32014
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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
2007 FLO 27 71 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 3 4 0 2 0 0 284 66 27 23 2 82 21 17 3 62 3.09 2.79 3.19 17.7 1.7
2008 FLO 28 66 0 57.3 0.0 57.3 3 3 5 2 0 0 245 57 21 20 1 71 26 22 1 43 3.14 3.24 3.22 11.6 1.2
2009 FLO 29 54 0 47.3 0.0 47.3 2 1 15 2 0 0 219 54 35 31 5 84 24 22 2 39 5.89 4.43 5.23 1.2 0.1
2010 HOU 30 58 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 2 5 23 6 0 0 244 68 26 26 5 95 20 19 0 43 4.39 3.84 4.68 0.3 0.0
2011 COL 31 63 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 2 2 2 4 0 0 226 52 21 18 3 72 14 10 2 36 3.00 3.27 4.25 4.0 0.4
2012 ARI 32 12 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 10 3 3 0 13 2 2 1 10 2.53 2.10 3.02 1.4 0.1
2012 BAL 32 34 0 36.3 0.0 36.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 155 35 14 11 2 45 12 10 4 30 2.72 3.43 4.42 3.8 0.4
2013 CHA 33 76 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 2 4 0 5 0 0 260 64 23 21 2 79 23 22 1 46 3.12 3.17 3.39 8.0 0.9
2014 CHA 34 35 0 34.0 0.0 34.0 2 2 6 5 0 0 158 47 23 19 3 70 12 12 1 18 5.03 4.40 5.49 -2.4 -0.3
Career4690420.70.0420.71721512700183645319317223611154136153273.683.454.0745.64.6

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
2007 FLO MLB 71 0 67.0 3.19 136 .228 .273 .337 .429 .263 .327 104 17.5 1.7 17.7 1.7
2008 FLO MLB 66 0 57.3 3.22 128 .237 .269 .339 .427 .267 .322 96 11.6 1.2 11.6 1.2
2009 FLO MLB 54 0 47.3 5.23 82 .286 .265 .336 .416 .265 .329 98 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 HOU MLB 58 0 53.3 4.68 85 .291 .261 .329 .414 .273 .358 93 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 COL MLB 63 0 54.0 4.25 107 .235 .253 .318 .385 .260 .288 110 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2011 CSP AAA 2 0 2.0 5.00 140 .331 .297 .363 .470 .273 .600 147 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2012 ARI MLB 12 0 10.7 3.02 130 .201 .266 .329 .401 .265 .312 100 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2012 BAL MLB 34 0 36.3 4.42 106 .238 .255 .320 .413 .265 .308 107 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2012 BOW AA 2 1 2.3 7.79 22 .347 .264 .316 .363 .256 .400 98 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 ORI Rk 2 2 2.0 2.28 153 .349 .252 .315 .339 .247 .333 95 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 76 0 60.7 3.39 121 .259 .255 .316 .402 .264 .330 99 8.0 0.9 8.0 0.9
2014 CHA MLB 35 0 34.0 5.49 72 .317 .258 .318 .393 .262 .355 103 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2014 CHR AAA 5 0 4.7 6.25 82 .324 .264 .334 .397 .256 .474 117 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0

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
2007 FLO MLB 3 4 0 71 0 67.0 66 21 62 2 48% .327 8.9 2.8 0.3 8.3 1.30 3.09 17.7 1.7
2008 FLO MLB 3 3 5 66 0 57.3 57 26 43 1 49% .322 8.9 4.1 0.2 6.8 1.45 3.14 11.6 1.2
2009 FLO MLB 2 1 15 54 0 47.3 54 24 39 5 46% .329 10.3 4.6 1.0 7.4 1.65 5.89 1.2 0.1
2010 HOU MLB 2 5 23 58 0 53.3 68 20 43 5 50% .358 11.5 3.4 0.8 7.3 1.65 4.39 0.3 0.0
2011 CSP AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 4 0 4 1 33% .600 18.0 0.0 4.5 18.0 2.00 13.50 0.8 0.1
2011 COL MLB 2 2 2 63 0 54.0 52 14 36 3 50% .288 8.7 2.3 0.5 6.0 1.22 3.00 4.0 0.4
2012 BOW AA 0 0 0 2 1 2.3 4 1 1 0 70% .400 15.4 3.9 0.0 3.9 2.14 3.86 -0.1 -0.0
2012 BAL MLB 1 0 0 34 0 36.3 35 12 30 2 51% .308 8.7 3.0 0.5 7.4 1.29 2.72 3.8 0.4
2012 ARI MLB 0 0 0 12 0 10.7 10 2 10 0 53% .312 8.4 1.7 0.0 8.4 1.12 2.53 1.4 0.1
2012 ORI Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 83% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 4.50 1.0 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 2 4 0 76 0 60.7 64 23 46 2 57% .330 9.5 3.4 0.3 6.8 1.43 3.12 8.0 0.9
2014 CHR AAA 0 1 0 5 0 4.7 9 3 3 0 53% .474 17.4 5.8 0.0 5.8 2.57 13.50 -0.1 -0.0
2014 CHA MLB 2 2 6 35 0 34.0 47 12 18 3 55% .355 12.4 3.2 0.8 4.8 1.74 5.03 -2.4 -0.3

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 0.5384 0.5213 0.8178 0.6833 0.3325 0.8510 0.7381 0.1799
2009 821 0.5323 0.4585 0.7686 0.6316 0.2604 0.8297 0.6000 0.2314
2010 894 0.4888 0.4866 0.8000 0.6705 0.3107 0.8942 0.6056 0.1954
2011 792 0.5215 0.4905 0.8144 0.6513 0.3140 0.8959 0.6303 0.1830
2012 767 0.4980 0.4668 0.7821 0.6387 0.2961 0.8689 0.5965 0.2179
2013 941 0.4846 0.4718 0.7901 0.6338 0.3175 0.9031 0.5779 0.2099
2014 555 0.5315 0.4631 0.8288 0.6407 0.2615 0.8783 0.6912 0.1712
Career55910.51190.48060.79880.65050.30120.87510.63030.1998

Injury History

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
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
7 yrPrevious$11,510,000
2011Current$4,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$15,510,000
8 yrTotal$15,510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 0 dGreg Genske1 year/$2.8M (2013), 2014 option

Details
  • 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).

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
90o 0 0 0 0 0 85.2 72 23 65 7 .263 1.12 3.02 3.29 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 78.5 71 23 60 6 .277 1.20 3.40 3.7 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 73.9 71 23 56 6 .288 1.27 3.68 4 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 70.0 70 23 53 6 .297 1.33 3.92 4.26 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 66.4 69 22 51 6 .306 1.38 4.15 4.51 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 62.9 68 22 48 6 .314 1.44 4.39 4.77 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 59.2 67 22 45 6 .323 1.50 4.64 5.04 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 55.0 65 21 42 6 .334 1.58 4.94 5.37 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 49.4 63 20 38 6 .349 1.69 5.37 5.84 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000065.86822506.3031.374.124.480.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 25% 35% 11% 80%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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 FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153521135037391327448.3041.424.384.769.63.26.61.00.1
20163610028029321121448.3051.474.805.229.83.46.41.2-0.1
20173710028030341021348.3161.484.655.0510.33.06.40.9-0.0
20183810028030331021348.3111.454.645.0510.03.06.40.9-0.0
20193910028029331021348.3141.474.665.0710.13.16.40.9-0.0
20204010027029331020348.3141.484.815.2310.23.16.20.9-0.1
2021411002602731918348.3151.464.895.3210.23.05.91.0-0.1
2022421002202428815348.3161.525.055.4910.63.05.71.1-0.1
2023431002002125713348.3191.525.185.6310.73.05.61.3-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
12.17.34.88.8710.240

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Dennys Reyes 2011 10.80
2 92 Matt Guerrier 2013 4.64
3 91 Joe Beimel 2011 6.04
4 88 Scott Downs 2010 2.79
5 86 Peter Moylan 2013 6.46
6 86 Dave Smith 1989 3.10
7 86 Kent Tekulve 1981 2.77
8 86 Pedro Feliciano 2011 0.00 DNP
9 86 Ramon Hernandez 1975 2.95 DNP
10 85 Scott Schoeneweis 2008 3.65
11 85 Hideki Okajima 2010 4.70
12 84 Mark Eichhorn 1995 0.00 DNP
13 84 J.C. Romero 2010 4.42
14 84 Mariano Rivera 2004 1.94
15 83 Mike Timlin 2000 4.59
16 83 Scot Shields 2010 6.07
17 83 Javier Lopez 2012 3.25
18 83 Jeff Shaw 2001 3.86
19 83 Bob Wickman 2003 0.00 DNP
20 83 Jason Frasor 2012 4.12
21 83 Jeremy Affeldt 2013 3.74
22 82 Tom Gordon 2002 4.01
23 82 Steve Kline 2007 4.89
24 82 Jason Isringhausen 2007 2.89
25 81 Danys Baez 2012 0.00 DNP
26 81 Aaron Fultz 2008 0.00 DNP
27 81 Fernando Rodney 2011 5.06
28 81 Heath Bell 2012 5.37
29 81 Mike Adams 2013 3.96
30 80 Doug Jones 1991 5.97
31 80 Jose Valverde 2012 4.43
32 80 Sparky Lyle 1979 3.51
33 80 B.J. Ryan 2010 0.00 DNP
34 80 Mike Lincoln 2009 8.22
35 79 Francisco Cordero 2009 2.83
36 79 Bill Landrum 1992 7.20
37 79 Chad Qualls 2013 2.61
38 79 Dan Quisenberry 1987 3.12
39 78 Jim Konstanty 1951 3.88
40 78 Clay Condrey 2010 0.00 DNP
41 78 Mike Marshall 1977 5.40
42 78 Jose Mesa 2000 5.24
43 78 Brian Fuentes 2010 3.19
44 78 George Sherrill 2011 3.00
45 78 Mike Jackson 1999 4.19
46 78 Grant Jackson 1977 4.25
47 78 Mike Maddux 1996 5.18
48 78 Bruce Ruffin 1998 0.00 DNP
49 77 Bob Howry 2008 5.60
50 77 Steve Reed 1999 4.82
51 77 Kevin Gregg 2012 5.36
52 77 Ricardo Rincon 2004 4.70
53 77 Hoyt Wilhelm 1957 4.45
54 76 Rich Gossage 1986 5.01
55 76 Jim Mecir 2004 3.97
56 76 Mike Henneman 1996 6.00
57 76 Roberto Hernandez 1999 3.31
58 76 Julian Tavarez 2007 5.95
59 76 Joaquin Benoit 2012 3.93
60 76 Geoff Geary 2011 0.00 DNP
61 76 J.J. Putz 2011 2.33
62 76 LaTroy Hawkins 2007 3.58
63 75 Ben Weber 2004 9.67
64 75 Ray King 2008 5.68
65 75 Stu Miller 1962 4.79 DNP
66 75 Phil Regan 1971 4.54
67 75 Matt Thornton 2011 4.98
68 75 Ron Perranoski 1970 3.00
69 75 Kerry Wood 2011 4.24
70 75 Jon Rauch 2013 7.56
71 75 Sean Green 2013 0.00 DNP
72 74 Mike MacDougal 2011 2.53
73 74 Luis Ayala 2012 3.36
74 74 Ryan Dempster 2011 4.94
75 74 Clay Carroll 1975 2.80 DNP
76 74 Braden Looper 2009 5.69
77 74 Hank Aguirre 1965 3.84
78 73 Paul Quantrill 2003 2.21
79 73 Damaso Marte 2009 9.45
80 73 Jeff Russell 1996 3.54
81 73 Harry Dorish 1956 4.25
82 73 Jay Howell 1990 2.32
83 73 Anthony Telford 2000 4.48
84 72 Justin Speier 2008 5.56
85 72 Bob Locker 1972 2.88
86 72 Bill Swift 1996 5.89
87 72 Jerry Reuss 1983 3.79
88 72 Ken Forsch 1981 3.18
89 72 Chad Paronto 2010 0.00 DNP
90 72 Kevin Brown 1999 3.53
91 71 Chad Durbin 2012 3.69
92 71 Jim Kern 1983 13.50
93 71 Tim Hudson 2010 2.91
94 71 D.J. Carrasco 2011 6.39
95 71 Hal Woodeshick 1967 6.05
96 71 David Riske 2011 0.00 DNP
97 71 Jeff Montgomery 1996 4.41
98 71 Joe Nathan 2009 2.10
99 71 Heathcliff Slocumb 2000 5.50
100 70 Gene Garber 1982 2.94

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .296 .375 .385 .269
11 vs R (Multi) .255 .308 .324 .227
18 Split (Multi) .041 .067 .061 .043
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .317 .400 .378 .275
31 vs R (2013) .255 .307 .322 .226
38 Split (2013) .062 .093 .056 .048
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Lindstrom has played for five teams in the past four years, and one can understand any club's interest in a hard-throwing reliever with groundball tendencies. Once disguised as a closer, Lindstrom has parlayed two poor seasons that happened to generate saves into $9.2 million in major-league earnings, though the Diamondbacks wised up and declined his $4 million option for 2013. Perhaps Lindstrom lacks the intestinal fortitude to earn the “proven closer” label, as his performance has been much stronger outside of the role. But sheer velocity will put him in the conversation of ninth-inning options if the best-laid plans of his new employers go awry.
2012 Lindstrom quietly assembled a solid season working the seventh and eighth innings for the Rockies. His lack of dominance is puzzling for a pitcher with a fastball as good as his. The problem is that it tends to straighten out at times. Also, he struggles to command his slider, which allows hitters to put that pitch out of their minds and wait for the heater. Lindstrom struggled as a closer in Florida and Houston but seemed more comfortable setting up for the Rockies. Lindstrom has good stuff, but for most of his career, the results haven't matched. Unless he figures out what to do with the slider or learns some other pitch in its place, they probably never will.
2011 Lindstrom may no longer be able to throw a strawberry through a locomotive like he could when he was younger and hitting 101 mph, but his heater still averages 95. So why hasn't he become a dominant late-inning reliever? Some theorize that he's soft, while others point to his inability to master his second pitch, a slider. BABIP has become the go-to stat to explain any pitcher's woes, and while in many cases such reductionism smacks of oversimplification, there may be something to it in Lindstrom's case: a .341 career BABIP (including a Cobb-like .370 last season) suggests that he's been either incredibly unlucky, or incredibly easy to hit. Lindstrom will have to win his closer's job back in spring training after losing it to Brandon Lyon last August, and he'd have an easier time of it if a few more of his batted balls passed within the limited range of the Astros' leather.
2010 Lindstrom's season was a turkey along the lines of Battlefield Earth. His ERA was a turgid 6.52 when he went on the DL with a sprained elbow in late June, missing five weeks. Two horrifically bad outings in which he allowed a total of 11 runs in one inning helped disfigure his numbers, but he was only moderately effective before the injury and didn't pitch at all well after coming back. He may never have been healthy, as he rushed into action for the WBC and then was slowed by a strained rotator cuff, though the Marlins chose not to disable him at that time. The Marlins have envisioned Lindstrom as a closer for years, and with his great stuff he ought to get a chance to try again when he's physically sound. Arbitration eligible, he was dispatched to the Astros, where there happens to be an opening in the closer department.
2009 In the wake of the Gregg trade, Lindstrom's on the spot as the first in line to get a crack at closing in '09. It's been a long road for him—in 2005, Lindstrom had a stress fracture in his arm that messed with his release point and command of his pitches, but it looked like he had overcome those issues by 2007. While the control issues have not resurfaced entirely, he posted an average walk rate this year, albeit next to a significantly lower strikeout rate.
2008 Mets fans watching their bullpen disintegrate over the last three weeks of last season no doubt ground their teeth at the thought of Lindstrom pitching well a thousand miles to the south after having been dealt away prior to the season along with Henry Owens for Jason Vargas and Adam Bostick. Lindstrom was one of the few Marlins relievers not to get a crack at the closer job before Gregg snagged it. He did not enter a single game in a save situation in the ninth inning. Despite never getting to be the big cheese, Lindstrom pitched well as the eighth-inning guy until Benitez arrived, and as the seventh-inning righty thereafter. He has a closer's fastball and slider and should eventually get a chance in that role somewhere.
2007 Lindstrom got a late start on his career due to religious commitments. He could earn a bullpen spot with a fastball that reaches triple-digits, but he doesn`t have a second pitch to rely on, and the heater is as straight as an arrow. He was shipped to the Marlins as the second player (with Henry Owens) in the Vargas deal.
2006 The dichotomy in his K:BB ratio between low-A and Double-A is pretty telling, as he went from 6:1 at Cap City in `04, pitching against significantly younger players, to about even at Binghamton in `05, again against younger players. His conversion to the pen was moderately successful--he cut his BB/9 from 9.0 to 5.6--and short work might be the best way to exploit his blazing speed.

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BP Chats

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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Lindstrom has thrown 5,834 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).