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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
4 56 59.7 7 2 1 2.56 1.3
Birth Date2-8-1986
Height5' 9"
Weight180 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
2016 TEX MLB 56 0 59.7 7 2 1 43 14 60 4 .262 108 6.5 2.1 0.6 9.1 45% .248 .194 0.96 2.72 2.56 84 3.04 1.3
CareerMLB56059.77214314604.2621086.52.10.69.145%.248.1940.962.722.56863.141.2

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
2007 FTW A 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100% .000 -.005 0.00 3.31 0.00
2007 PDR Rk 6 0 7.3 1 0 0 5 2 16 0 .262 108 6.2 2.5 0.0 19.7 50% .500 .157 0.96 1.12 1.23
2010 PCH A+ 6 0 8.3 0 0 1 7 2 12 1 .265 73 7.6 2.2 1.1 13.0 41% .375 .266 1.08 2.83 4.34
2010 RAY Rk 4 1 5.3 1 0 0 2 1 8 0 .250 112 3.4 1.7 0.0 13.6 67% .167 .152 0.57 1.62 1.70
2011 MNT AA 36 0 50.3 5 3 5 48 24 77 5 .260 107 8.6 4.3 0.9 13.8 44% .384 .252 1.43 3.09 4.83
2016 TEX MLB 56 0 59.7 7 2 1 43 14 60 4 .262 108 6.5 2.1 0.6 9.1 45% .248 .194 0.96 2.72 2.56
2016 FRI AA 12 0 17.0 0 2 5 9 4 18 2 .268 4.8 2.1 1.1 9.5 42% .184 .187 0.76 3.47 2.65

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
2016 895 0.5352 0.5106 0.7243 0.7056 0.2861 0.7840 0.5546 0.2757
Career8950.53520.51060.72430.70560.28610.7840.55460.2757

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2010-08-20 2010-09-14 Minors 25 0 Right Elbow Surgery Radial Nerve -
2010-06-11 2010-08-18 Minors 68 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-05-07 2010-06-01 Minors 25 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-04-05 2008-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-20 -
2007-08-10 2007-09-05 Minors 26 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-20 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TEX $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dKen Felder, Greg Genske1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 5/13/16.
  • 2012. Placed on restricted list by Tampa Bay 3/30/12. Released by Tampa Bay 12/5/12.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/28/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/08. DFA by San Diego 2/5/09. Acquired by Toronto in trade from San Diego 2/10/09. Signed by Toronto 2/23/09. Released by Toronto 4/1/09.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2004 (1-1) (Mission Bay HS, Calif.). $3.15M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Matt Bush is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 22Matt Collins2016-08-30
Expert FAAB Review: Week 22Mike Gianella2016-08-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 21Matt Collins2016-08-23
Team Chemistry: What's Average For Pitchers?John Choiniere2016-08-17
What You Need to Know: Green Light, Now BeginDaniel Rathman2016-08-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 19Matt Collins2016-08-09
Prospectus Feature: The Matt Bush ChallengeTrevor Strunk2016-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week NineScooter Hotz2016-06-02
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2016-05-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessUpdating the Tiers: Relief PitchersBret Sayre2016-05-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Hello NewmanGeorge Bissell2016-05-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week EightMatt Collins2016-05-24
BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For EveryoneBret Sayre2016-04-19
BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For EveryoneBen Carsley2016-04-19
BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For EveryoneCraig Goldstein2016-04-19
Winter Is Leaving: San Diego PadresDustin Palmateer2016-03-29
The BP Wayback Machine: Rebuilding the Best in Motor City, Part TwoRany Jazayerli2015-08-06
Every Team's Moneyball: Washington Nationals: On a Draft HighChristopher Crawford2015-03-23
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-IfsBaseball Prospectus2014-06-04
The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Andrew Koo2013-11-11
The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Nick Bacarella2013-11-11
The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Chris Mosch2013-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: What To Talk About When the Red Sox Are HittingSam Miller2013-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Most Depressing Age-27 Seasons of 2013Sam Miller2013-09-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Two TowersJason Wojciechowski2012-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Giant Draft PicksGeoff Young2012-10-30
The BP Wayback Machine: Taking a Step Back, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2012-06-08
Wezen-Ball: A Guaranteed Draft Return?Larry Granillo2012-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: Was Brien Taylor the Worst Number-One Pick Ever?Bradley Ankrom2012-04-18
Western Front: They Came from Across the SeaGeoff Young2012-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-20
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Advantage of Low ExpectationsM.J. Lloyd2012-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: One of These Days, Baseball Will Come Back to Save MeJason Parks2011-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Constructing a ChampionKevin Goldstein2011-09-30
Transaction Analysis Blog: Yankees Add Betances, Rays Add WarmthR.J. Anderson2011-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Raining on Your Draft ParadeKevin Goldstein2011-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 5Kevin Goldstein2011-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: An Ideal Road TripKevin Goldstein2011-04-07
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: OddmentsChristina Kahrl2010-01-10
Future Shock: First-Round RecapKevin Goldstein2009-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Rob DeerDavid Laurila2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL EastJay Jaffe2009-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Coffee Up!Will Carroll2007-08-17
Future Shock: Risers and Fallers, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Draft AwardsBryan Smith2007-06-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, NL WestBryan Smith2007-05-20
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The 2004 Draft Clock is TickingKevin Goldstein2007-04-20
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Under The Knife: A Cold StartWill Carroll2007-04-06
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I saw you tweeted you thought Moniak would be the worst 1.1 pick since Matt Bush on paper. What's not to like? The best prep bat (bat-to-ball ability) that projects to stay in CF. Have you seen him this spring at all?
(Jim from San Diego, CA)
1. He's not the best prep bat. He's the third best prep bat, in my opinion. 2. I've seen him multiple times this spring and summer. He's just not a guy I'd take with the first overall pick, and I LIKE him. Plus hit tool, fringe average pop, good defender. Not a 1.1 guy. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Describe to me your thoughts when you saw that Matt Bush signed with Texas
(Jake from Long Beach, CA)
I was very happy for him. He's certainly had bumps in the road and struggles with addiction, but I am always a proponent of addicts receiving another chance. I hope that people treat him with respect and dignity, looking ahead and not behind. He's got one hell of an arm; from a scouting standpoint, he's certainly an interesting conversion guy. There was talk about him falling back on pitching even leading up to him being drafted as a shortstop out of high school. He was before my time in terms of scouting him as an amateur--I believe I was doing things like wearing braces, listening to Nirvana (I still will do that from time to time) and going to middle school--but from what I recollect, it was his pure arm-strength from shortstop that was considered his best tool, even then.

It will be interesting to see if Bush--now 30--will be at all able to turn a mid-to-upper-90s fastball into a genuine middle relief mix. (Adam McInturff)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the most recent Donavan Tate news?
(Bryant from Oceanside, CA)
Hey Bryant, yeah, that's a bummer. For those who don't know, Donavan Tate, the third pick overall in 2009, is not in Padres camp due to "personal reasons." Tate owns a career .241/.358/.320 line in about 700 PA spread over three seasons, none above High-A. He isn't quite in Matt Bush territory yet, but he is fast approaching. What a complete disappointment. (Geoff Young)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)But whose call was it to draft me first instead of Justin Verlander?
(Matt Bush from Prison?)
Matt Bush is a pitcher now! Also I think a lot of the people responsible for that were cleared out when Sandy Alderson came on board. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageThe list of SD first round picks on the screen is just cruel to Padres fans. San Diego takes Donavan Tate, and that's the highest upside they've maybe ever selected. Grady Fuson loved this guy from day one, and unlike the Matt Bush disaster, they actually got the approval to spend the money on the guy they like. MONSTER athlete. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Bush has thrown 956 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph), Slider (92mph) and Sinker (98mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).