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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-16-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.22011
-0.02012
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2014
0.02015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2009 CIN MLB 7 7 40.7 43 8 28 9 .259 99 9.5 1.8 2.0 6.2 37% .279 .291 1.25 5.37 4.87 103 5.99 -0.2
2010 CIN MLB 7 2 20.7 20 5 13 2 .263 96 8.7 2.2 0.9 5.7 37% .277 .241 1.21 3.98 3.05 106 3.77 0.3
2011 CIN MLB 8 2 18.7 36 4 13 7 .262 103 17.4 1.9 3.4 6.3 38% .408 .409 2.14 7.28 9.16 111 11.33 -1.5
2012 MIN MLB 9 0 11.0 17 1 5 2 .268 104 13.9 0.8 1.6 4.1 42% .349 .354 1.64 5.05 8.18 111 7.53 -0.4
CareerMLB311191.0116185920.26210011.51.82.05.838%.319.3171.475.415.741066.98-1.7

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 BAT A- 8 8 37.0 38 15 36 2 .260 78 9.2 3.6 0.5 8.8 32% .353 .255 1.43 3.49 3.89
2006 LWD A 27 27 168.1 120 73 180 5 .262 87 6.4 3.9 0.3 9.6 46% .274 .230 1.15 3.00 2.03
2007 CHT AA 4 4 28.0 17 3 39 4 .263 100 5.5 1.0 1.3 12.5 39% .228 .185 0.71 2.89 2.57
2007 REA AA 21 21 125.7 117 45 115 13 .254 110 8.4 3.2 0.9 8.2 44% .286 .243 1.29 3.95 3.94
2007 LOU AAA 3 3 17.0 10 6 23 2 .244 101 5.3 3.2 1.1 12.2 46% .229 .191 0.94 3.06 3.18
2008 LOU AAA 25 25 140.3 143 39 132 18 .264 90 9.2 2.5 1.2 8.5 42% .304 .257 1.30 4.09 4.68
2008 RDS Rk 1 0 5.7 1 0 9 0 .239 83 1.6 0.0 0.0 14.2 67% .111 .025 0.18 0.39 0.00
2009 CIN MLB 7 7 40.7 43 8 28 9 .259 99 9.5 1.8 2.0 6.2 37% .279 .291 1.25 5.37 4.87
2009 CAR AA 1 1 7.0 3 2 5 1 .229 94 3.9 2.6 1.3 6.4 65% .125 .161 0.71 4.39 1.29
2009 LOU AAA 22 22 143.0 143 24 125 11 .243 110 9.0 1.5 0.7 7.9 43% .311 .229 1.17 3.05 3.08
2010 CIN MLB 7 2 20.7 20 5 13 2 .263 96 8.7 2.2 0.9 5.7 37% .277 .241 1.21 3.98 3.05
2010 LOU AAA 24 23 134.7 132 28 104 9 .253 99 8.8 1.9 0.6 6.9 46% .300 .234 1.19 3.46 3.34
2011 CIN MLB 8 2 18.7 36 4 13 7 .262 103 17.4 1.9 3.4 6.3 38% .408 .409 2.14 7.28 9.16
2011 LOU AAA 14 13 81.3 77 11 51 8 .252 91 8.5 1.2 0.9 5.6 49% .279 .224 1.08 3.89 2.99
2011 RED Rk 1 1 2.0 2 0 2 0 .294 102 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .333 .218 1.00 2.37 0.00
2012 MIN MLB 9 0 11.0 17 1 5 2 .268 104 13.9 0.8 1.6 4.1 42% .349 .354 1.64 5.05 8.18
2012 ROC AAA 8 6 24.0 46 7 16 5 .251 96 17.2 2.6 1.9 6.0 41% .423 .382 2.21 5.78 9.38
2013 LOW A- 5 0 6.3 4 0 4 0 .259 105 5.7 0.0 0.0 5.7 67% .222 .146 0.63 1.83 0.00
2013 PME AA 10 0 14.0 18 2 8 1 .258 101 11.6 1.3 0.6 5.1 31% .354 .299 1.43 3.75 5.14
2014 LOU AAA 2 2 6.7 25 0 3 2 .261 111 33.8 0.0 2.7 4.0 44% .622 .471 3.75 0.00 16.20

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
2009 645 0.5225 0.4574 0.8271 0.6469 0.2500 0.9037 0.6104 0.1695
2010 303 0.5149 0.5017 0.8487 0.6859 0.3061 0.9065 0.7111 0.1513
2011 362 0.5055 0.4765 0.8314 0.6557 0.2905 0.8917 0.6923 0.1686
2012 147 0.6122 0.5646 0.8193 0.6778 0.3860 0.9180 0.5455 0.1807
Career14570.52570.48220.83190.66030.28550.90270.64510.1666

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
2012-06-22 - Minors - - Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-17 -
2011-05-24 2011-08-17 60-DL 85 74 Left Trunk Fracture Rib From Sneeze -
2010-04-22 2010-04-30 Minors 8 0 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-09-26 2009-10-04 DTD 8 7 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-09-09 2009-09-17 DTD 8 8 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2008-07-18 2008-08-08 Minors 21 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 MIN $482,500
2011 CIN $415,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$897,500
2 yrTotal$897,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 55 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/23/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 6/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Boston as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. DFA by Minnesota 5/10/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/12/12.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11. Claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Cincinnati 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased 11/20/08. Re-signed 2/21/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 12/5/07.
  • Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Philadelphia 7/30/07 (Kyle Lohse deal).
  • Drafted 2005 (3-97) (Mississippi). $0.4M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Matt Maloney is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Every Team's Moneyball: Cincinnati Reds: Go Your Own Way, Young ManBrendan Gawlowski2015-04-01
Overthinking It: The Craziest Half-Inning in HistoryBen Lindbergh2013-01-18
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: How the NLCS Squads Were BuiltR.J. Anderson2012-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: National League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)R.J. Anderson2012-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Vlad to Be ThereR.J. Anderson2012-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Gio Dealt to WashingtonR.J. Anderson2011-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Gio Dealt to WashingtonKevin Goldstein2011-12-23
Transaction Analysis Blog: Option Day Craziness Part TwoR.J. Anderson2011-11-01
Collateral Damage: A Wing and a PrayerBen Lindbergh2011-05-30
Collateral Damage: A Wing and a PrayerCorey Dawkins2011-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: A Scalpel Full of PoseyBen Lindbergh2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: A Scalpel Full of PoseyCorey Dawkins2011-05-27
Span and Sain and Pray for Rain: Spy vs. SpyEmma Span2011-04-28
Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Giants Stand PatJohn Perrotto2011-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: A Dirty Half-DozenChristina Kahrl2010-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Five Deals That Must HappenChristina Kahrl2010-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and BucsChristina Kahrl2010-09-24
On the Beat: Playing from BehindJohn Perrotto2010-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Returns and DeparturesJay Jaffe2010-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Org Watch: Surprising StartsKevin Goldstein2010-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Central PreoccupationsChristina Kahrl2010-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Going to DozensChristina Kahrl2010-04-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Cincinnati RedsMichael R. Lewis2010-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL CentralChristina Kahrl2010-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Feeling ClingyChristina Kahrl2010-02-15
Prospectus Q&A: Terry ReynoldsDavid Laurila2010-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Reds Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Seeing RedTommy Bennett2010-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL NoodlingsChristina Kahrl2009-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves and GroovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Drew StubbsDavid Laurila2009-06-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Twins just acquired Matt Maloney from the Reds. Does that qualify as big? Seems that fans of both teams would like their GMs to rock the boat a bit this offseason.
(RMR from Chicago)
I like Maloney, but no, not big. And yes, both teams need help that won't be forthcoming. (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez, Homer Bailey, Travis Wood, Mike Leake, Matt Maloney, Sam LeCure, Aroldis Chapman. That's 9 guys for 5 rotation spots in Cincinnati. How can Jocketty best capitalize on that depth?
(RMR from Chicago)
A few of the brighter bulbs 'round these parts (where there isn't much call for cheddar, by the way)have made a few suggestions. IIRC, SG recommended they trade Volquez, while CK opted for shipping out Maloney, I think. Me, I'd find out what sort of a market there is for Mike Leake -- maybe he's already at his peak trade value. It's really, really hard to predict trades that actually get made, because you almost always look like you're way over- or under-valuing someone in retrospect. That being said, sitting on all that pitching is like sitting on a pot of gold, and Jocketty is sure to be a very popular man next week. (Ken Funck)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Reds' AAA affiliate could beat the Pirates in a 7 game series? They're trotting out a lineup of Dave Sappelt, Chris Valaika, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco, Danny Dorn, and Devin Mesoraco, with Sam LeCure, Matt Maloney, Aaron Harang, and Aroldis Chapman among their pitchers.
(Joe from Cincy)
I was going to rip you and talk about how massive the different is between Triple-A and the big leagues is, but they might have a chance. I'll still favor the Pirates though. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Matt Maloney threw 1,511 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph), Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (81mph).