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Portrait of Scott Mathieson

Scott Mathieson PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
4 15 44 1 4 0 6.75 -0.4
Birth Date2-27-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
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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 WARP
2006 PHI MLB 9 8 37.3 1 4 0 48 16 28 8 .262 100 11.6 3.9 1.9 6.8 38% .323 .313 1.71 5.76 7.47 115 6.76 -0.4
2010 PHI MLB 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 .270 91 27.0 10.8 0.0 5.4 56% .556 .428 4.20 5.51 10.80 105 3.89 0.0
2011 PHI MLB 4 0 5.0 0 0 0 9 3 5 0 .268 89 16.2 5.4 0.0 9.0 39% .500 .384 2.40 3.99 0.00 108 4.70 0.0
CareerMLB15844.01406221348.2639812.74.31.67.039%.358.3291.895.556.751136.42-0.4

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 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
2006 PHI MLB 9 8 37.3 1 4 0 48 16 28 8 .262 100 11.6 3.9 1.9 6.8 38% .323 .313 1.71 5.76 7.47 115 6.76
2010 PHI MLB 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 .270 91 27.0 10.8 0.0 5.4 56% .556 .428 4.20 5.51 10.80 105 3.89
2011 PHI MLB 4 0 5.0 0 0 0 9 3 5 0 .268 89 16.2 5.4 0.0 9.0 39% .500 .384 2.40 3.99 0.00 108 4.70
2011 LEH AAA 30 12 82.3 2 2 5 71 50 83 9 .256 90 7.8 5.5 1.0 9.1 35% .286 .255 1.47 4.50 3.28 118 7.59
2013 CAN int 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 7 3 3 1 .000 31.5 13.5 4.5 13.5 0% .667 .000 5.00 11.40 31.50 0 0.00

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
2010 37 0.5135 0.4595 0.8235 0.6842 0.2222 0.7692 1.0000 0.1765
2011 112 0.4196 0.3839 0.8372 0.6383 0.2000 0.8333 0.8462 0.1628
Career1490.44290.40270.83380.64970.20550.81740.88440.1662

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2010-09-06 2010-10-24 15-DL 48 25 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2008-03-21 2008-10-28 60-DL 221 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-05-16
2007-09-24 2007-09-24 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2007-09-24
2007-03-23 2007-10-07 60-DL 198 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-29
2006-09-03 2006-10-01 15-DL 28 26 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-29
2005-07-21 2005-07-30 Minors 9 2 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 PHI $
2008 PHI $390,000
2007 PHI $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$770,000
2 yrTotal$770,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 142 d2012

Details
  • 2012. Signed with Yomiuri Giants of Japan.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/11. Released by Philadelphia 11/29/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/5/09. Re-signed 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/15/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Non-tendered 12/12/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007)
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05.
  • Drafted 2002 (17-509)

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/29/2016 15:02 ET

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

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012
2011 Throw 100 mph? Check. Strike out approximately a third of Triple-A batters faced? Yessir. Close games effectively? Got it. Allow fewer than three runs per nine? No problem, boss. Itís hard to imagine what more Mathieson could have done to get a fair shake in the bigs. Apparently the Phillies want Mathieson to be a relief robot from the future sent to save John Connor, because they brought in Bruce Sutter to teach Mathieson a splitter on top of it all. The thought of his not getting an extended audition in the major-league bullpen in 2011 is too ridiculous to fathom.
2010 The recovery rate from Tommy John surgery is very high at this point, but when Mathieson required a second such operation in May, 2008, things did not look good. The fireballing right-hander could already touch the mid to high 90s when he was given a spot in the Phillies rotation as a 22-year old in 2006, but it wasn't clear that his stuff would return. However, on the comeback Mathieson was able to throw the ball past hitters in Double-A, reaching 98 mph. He doesn't have the control he did as a young prospect, but that tends to come back in the second season after surgery. Mathieson has yet to be pushed very hard by the Phillies, who are wisely being careful with him, so he will probably start the season in the minors to build up his arm strength. However, with his excellent velocity and injury problems, Mathieson will probably profile as a reliever from now on, and could end up playing a role in the 2010 bullpen, even if he doesn't start the season there.
2008 A 17th-round pick back in 2002, Scott Mathieson made it up to the majors in 2006, got bombed, and went under the knife for Tommy John surgery. He only managed a few rehab innings at the end of last year. Before the operation he could throw his fastball through a fully bloated politician.
2007 The good news is that Mathieson finally harnessed his talent, adding a slider to his power fastball, and jumping into the major league rotation for a spell. The bad news is that he blew out his elbow in September, and the resultant TJ surgery will cost him all or most of 2007. Mathieson has a fair number of `extra` innings on his arm--he logged time in the AFL in 2005 and also pitched in three international tournaments for Canada in 2005 and 2006.
2006 Prospects from exotic countries like Canada and Australia seem to generate extra interest, maybe because too many people erroneously think those places can`t produce top-notch talent. Mathieson is a project, an organizational favorite, and he has a big fastball, so he`ll get plenty of chances. His performance in Clearwater in 2005 wasn`t anything to write home to British Columbia about, but Baseball America did name him top pitching prospect in the AFL.
2005 Mathieson is nicknamed The Goose due to his Canadian ancestry, which is a hell of a lot better than being nicknamed The Loonie. He's better liked by the organization than you'd gather from his stats, since he throws as hard as 94 and pitched continually better as the season wore on. He needs to put in some significant work on his command and his secondary pitches, as most 21-year-old pitchers do.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: The Last Time the Phillies Considered SellingZachary Levine2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Scurrilous Lie About the WBCBen Lindbergh2013-01-18
BP Unfiltered: Christmas for Free AgentsBen Lindbergh2012-12-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-25
Prospectus Preview: NL East 2011 Preseason PreviewBen Lindbergh2011-02-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Tampa Bay's Closer OptionsJason Collette2011-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 11 Review: NL EastKevin Goldstein2010-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, CubsChristina Kahrl2010-09-22
On the Beat: Falling Out of FirstJohn Perrotto2010-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Chapman's Time is NowKevin Goldstein2010-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Optional WaiversJeff Euston2010-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Optional WaiversEric Seidman2010-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary EditionChristina Kahrl2010-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 25Kevin Goldstein2010-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Lefty-less and ZedlinessChristina Kahrl2010-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Week UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Phillies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Seeing RedTommy Bennett2010-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Better Angels and a Beantown Explosion?Christina Kahrl2009-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-10-26
Future Shock: Great Leaps Forward, NLKevin Goldstein2009-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: September 7Kevin Goldstein2009-09-07
Checking the Numbers: Scouting the Cubs/Phillies SeriesEric Seidman2009-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Thumbs Up or Thumbs DownJohn Perrotto2009-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Dog Days of WinterJohn Perrotto2009-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Health Report: NLCSWill Carroll2008-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East Rosters ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
Wait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, NL EastBryan Smith2007-05-31
Prospectus Today: Let's Make a Deal!Joe Sheehan2007-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2006-12-15
Transaction Analysis: October 17-November 2, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Giving CreditJoe Sheehan2006-09-28
Future Shock: Short Term Impact, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-15
Under The Knife: Doom and GloomWill Carroll2006-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Deep In the Heart of...HartfordWill Carroll2006-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 18-22Christina Kahrl2006-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL EastKevin Goldstein2006-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-9Christina Kahrl2006-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL East, 6/20/06Kevin Goldstein2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL East RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-05-02
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: NL EastKevin Goldstein2006-03-09
Prospectus Notebook: Rockies, PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2005-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given tools on hand, how would you manage Phillies Bullpen?
(Jay from Philly)
I'd probably add the best reliever in the organization, Scott Mathieson, to the roster and see if that helped. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)How high are the ceilings for Sergio Santos, Craig Kimbrel, Zack Braddock and Scott Mathieson? Which is most/least likely to end up as a better-than-average closer?
(leites from New York)
Kimbrell would be my bet for most future saves, but I like every one of those guys. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)is 100% of Jose Contreras better than 70% of Roy Halladay? 60%? Yes and yes. Contreras has three quality pitches working for him. a mid 90s FB, a splitter, and a slide rhe works in when the batter concentrates on the other two. Tries the pen for the first time last year and he's devloping fast. Just look at his numbers so far. Trouble is Charlie's overworking him lately too with Lidge going down and Baez shakey. The Phillies should bring up Scott Mathieson and his high 90s heat for another option. Mathieson is only 26 but has had 2 TJs (passed the injury nexus?). How many pitchers have excelled after that?
(rogero from philly)
And Steve Phillips thinks its hard to be a GM. (Will Carroll)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has there ever been a healthy Canadian pitcher? I'm looking at Harden, Gagne, Dempster, Bedard, Jeff Zimmerman, Loewen, Shawn Hill, Scott Mathieson. About the only counterpoint would be Paul Quantrill. Maybe the Mariners should be dealing Aumont before it's too late.
(paulbellows from Calgary)
There's something here and I'd question a lot of northern pitchers as well. If a pitcher does not throw enough when the growth plates are open, he won't get the proper humeral retroversion. Without it, he can't pitch at a major league level. My guess is that it's harder to get enough throwing done when it's cold, but there's a lot of research being done on this now. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Scott Mathieson threw 255 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).