Biographical

Portrait of Matt Shoemaker

Matt Shoemaker PAngels

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
158.3 4.67 1.40 113 9 10 0 -0.4
Birth Date9-27-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.12013
0.92014
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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
2013 ANA 26 1 1 5.0 5.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 5 0.00 2.28 3.22 0.9 0.1
2014 ANA 27 27 20 136.0 121.3 14.7 16 4 0 0 11 0 543 122 49 46 14 193 24 24 4 124 3.04 3.29 3.88 13.1 1.3
Career2821141.0126.314.716400110562124494614195262641292.943.263.8613.91.4

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
2011 ARK AA 23 23 156.3 4.36 109 .231 .270 .338 .425 .259 .261 98 21.0 2.1 21.0 2.1
2011 SLC AAA 4 4 21.0 6.90 84 .295 .300 .376 .472 .279 .347 112 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2012 SLC AAA 29 29 176.7 5.48 93 .296 .283 .349 .436 .272 .350 104 18.0 1.8 18.0 1.8
2012 MAG Wnt 7 7 33.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ANA MLB 1 1 5.0 3.22 121 .145 .230 .293 .375 .256 .167 95 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 SLC AAA 29 29 184.3 5.04 103 .264 .277 .344 .425 .269 .332 109 24.6 2.5 24.6 2.5
2014 ANA MLB 27 20 136.0 3.88 102 .244 .254 .315 .388 .263 .286 95 12.8 1.4 13.1 1.3
2014 SLC AAA 5 5 25.7 4.69 113 .271 .296 .369 .463 .279 .421 109 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5

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
2011 SLC AAA 0 2 0 4 4 21.0 28 12 12 3 45% .347 12.0 5.1 1.3 5.1 1.90 8.14 1.0 0.1
2011 ARK AA 12 5 0 23 23 156.3 132 35 129 17 40% .261 7.6 2.0 1.0 7.4 1.07 2.48 21.0 2.1
2012 MAG Wnt 1 2 0 7 7 33.7 30 8 25 4 0% .263 8.0 2.1 1.1 6.7 1.13 3.21 0.0 0.0
2012 SLC AAA 11 10 0 29 29 176.7 229 45 124 25 42% .350 11.7 2.3 1.3 6.3 1.55 5.65 18.0 1.8
2013 ANA MLB 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 2 5 0 42% .167 3.6 3.6 0.0 9.0 0.80 0.00 0.9 0.1
2013 SLC AAA 11 13 0 29 29 184.3 212 29 160 27 44% .332 10.4 1.4 1.3 7.8 1.31 4.64 24.6 2.5
2014 SLC AAA 1 0 0 5 5 25.7 34 9 26 2 47% .421 11.9 3.2 0.7 9.1 1.68 6.31 5.3 0.5
2014 ANA MLB 16 4 0 27 20 136.0 122 24 124 14 43% .286 8.1 1.6 0.9 8.2 1.07 3.04 13.1 1.3

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
2013 93 0.3226 0.4839 0.8000 0.5667 0.4444 0.8235 0.7857 0.2000
2014 2099 0.4731 0.4666 0.7638 0.6395 0.3101 0.8630 0.5802 0.2342
Career21920.46670.46730.76530.63640.31580.86130.58890.2327

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-16 - DTD - - Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-08-09 2010-09-21 Minors 43 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $500,500
2013 ANA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,500
1 yrTotal$500,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 14 dRelativity Baseball1 year/$0.5005M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5005M (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by LA Angels 9/16/13.
  • Signed by LA Angels 8/14/08 as an amateur free agent (Eastern Michigan).

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 1.6 1.4 0 5 5 36.2 35 9 25 4 .276 1.23 3.80 4.13 2.7 0.3
80o 1.6 1.5 0 5 5 32.3 33 9 22 4 .286 1.29 4.14 4.5 1.7 0.2
70o 1.5 1.6 0 5 5 29.5 31 8 21 4 .294 1.34 4.40 4.78 0.9 0.1
60o 1.5 1.6 0 5 5 27.2 30 8 19 4 .300 1.38 4.61 5.01 0.2 0.0
50o 1.5 1.7 0 5 5 25.0 28 7 17 4 .306 1.42 4.82 5.23 -0.4 -0.0
40o 1.4 1.8 0 5 5 22.9 26 7 16 3 .311 1.46 5.02 5.46 -1.0 -0.1
30o 1.4 1.8 0 5 5 20.7 25 6 14 3 .318 1.50 5.24 5.7 -1.6 -0.2
20o 1.4 1.9 0 5 5 18.1 22 6 13 3 .325 1.55 5.51 5.99 -2.3 -0.2
10o 1.3 2 0 5 5 14.7 19 5 10 2 .335 1.62 5.88 6.39 -3.3 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.51.705524.8287174.3051.414.805.22-0.4-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 13% 12% 19% 27%

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
20152891003030189202491402642.2981.334.414.799.62.36.71.20.3
2016297802424139156371012042.3071.394.685.0810.12.46.51.3-0.2
2017307802323135148351001942.3041.364.484.879.92.36.71.30.1
2018317802323137148341001942.3011.334.394.789.72.26.61.30.3
201932670202012012931871642.3001.344.354.739.72.36.51.20.3
202033560191911112128781542.3001.354.434.819.82.36.31.20.2
202134560181810611528751442.3011.354.424.809.82.46.41.20.2
20223556017179910826701342.3011.354.394.779.82.46.41.20.2
20233655016169410224661242.3021.354.384.769.82.36.31.20.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseballout of baseball0.900.20.21.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Todd Redmond 2012 10.80
2 92 Andrew Carpenter 2012 5.00
3 92 Michael Antonini 2013 0.00 DNP
4 91 Ryan Edell 2011 0.00 DNP
5 91 Austin Hyatt 2013 0.00 DNP
6 91 Steven Hammond 2009 0.00 DNP
7 90 Ryan Mullins 2011 0.00 DNP
8 89 Cory Riordan 2013 0.00 DNP
9 89 Yohan Pino 2011 0.00 DNP
10 88 Miguel Pinango 2010 0.00 DNP
11 88 Hector Ambriz 2011 0.00 DNP
12 88 Tobi Stoner 2012 0.00 DNP
13 88 Mark Serrano 2013 0.00 DNP
14 88 Matt Torra 2011 0.00 DNP
15 88 George Kontos 2012 3.09
16 87 Steven Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
17 87 Ryan Ketchner 2009 0.00 DNP
18 87 Matt Klinker 2012 0.00 DNP
19 87 Tony Barnette 2011 0.00 DNP
20 87 Anthony Carter 2013 0.00 DNP
21 87 Thad Weber 2012 9.00
22 87 Mike Nannini 2008 0.00 DNP
23 87 Ryan Pope 2013 0.00 DNP
24 86 Felix Diaz 2008 0.00 DNP
25 86 Virgil Vasquez 2009 6.04
26 86 Matt Fox 2010 4.91
27 86 L.J. Gagnier 2012 0.00 DNP
28 86 Daniel McCutchen 2010 6.38
29 85 Polin Trinidad 2012 0.00 DNP
30 85 Mitch Atkins 2013 0.00 DNP
31 85 Bobby Brownlie 2008 0.00 DNP
32 85 Mike Ballard 2011 0.00 DNP
33 85 Brandon Dickson 2012 9.95
34 85 Evan MacLane 2010 9.00
35 85 Ryan Feierabend 2013 0.00 DNP
36 85 Derek Hankins 2011 0.00 DNP
37 85 Cole DeVries 2012 4.93
38 85 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
39 85 Erick Abreu 2011 0.00 DNP
40 85 Travis Banwart 2013 0.00 DNP
41 85 Philip Humber 2010 4.15
42 84 Everett Teaford 2011 3.48
43 84 Guillermo Moscoso 2011 4.15
44 84 Alberto Bastardo 2011 0.00 DNP
45 84 Eric Hurley 2013 0.00 DNP
46 84 Chad Beck 2012 6.89
47 84 Travis Chick 2011 0.00 DNP
48 84 Chris Smith 2008 7.85
49 84 Mark Holliman 2011 0.00 DNP
50 84 Erik Arnesen 2011 0.00 DNP
51 84 Clayton Mortensen 2012 3.21
52 84 Shane Komine 2008 0.00 DNP
53 84 Chris Narveson 2009 4.21
54 84 Adam Bostick 2010 0.00 DNP
55 84 Troy Cate 2008 0.00 DNP
56 84 Matthew Long 2011 0.00 DNP
57 83 Matt Buschmann 2011 0.00 DNP
58 83 Timothy Bascom 2012 0.00 DNP
59 83 Corey Kluber 2013 4.09
60 83 Matthew Green 2009 0.00 DNP
61 83 Josh Banks 2010 13.50
62 83 Fernando Rodriguez 2011 4.13
63 83 Brad Lincoln 2012 3.78
64 83 Jarod Plummer 2011 0.00 DNP
65 82 Derek Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
66 82 Alfredo Simon 2008 6.92
67 82 Chris Cody 2011 0.00 DNP
68 82 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
69 82 Nick Pereira 2010 0.00 DNP
70 82 David Welch 2010 0.00 DNP
71 82 Daniel Barone 2010 0.00 DNP
72 82 Esmailin Caridad 2011 0.00 DNP
73 82 Andrew Good 2007 0.00 DNP
74 82 Alan Johnson 2011 11.25
75 82 Alan Horne 2010 0.00 DNP
76 82 D.J. Houlton 2007 4.50
77 82 Travis Webb 2012 0.00 DNP
78 82 Shawn Haviland 2013 0.00 DNP
79 81 Jake Wild 2012 0.00 DNP
80 81 John Stephens 2007 0.00 DNP
81 81 Kyler Newby 2012 0.00 DNP
82 81 Luis Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
83 81 Eammon Portice 2012 0.00 DNP
84 81 Jhonny Nunez 2013 0.00 DNP
85 81 Tony Watson 2012 3.54
86 81 Daryl Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
87 81 Michael Anton 2012 0.00 DNP
88 80 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2012 0.00 DNP
89 80 Brandon Hynick 2012 0.00 DNP
90 80 Drew Naylor 2013 0.00 DNP
91 80 Kris Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
92 80 Jared Wesson 2013 0.00 DNP
93 80 Francisco Cruceta 2009 0.00 DNP
94 80 Bill Murphy 2008 0.00 DNP
95 80 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
96 80 Jeff Manship 2012 7.89
97 80 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
98 80 Adam Johnson 2007 0.00 DNP
99 80 Travis Beazley 2010 0.00 DNP
100 80 Ezequiel Astacio 2007 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .182 .308 .182 .217
11 vs R (Multi) .000 .000 .000 -.017
18 Split (Multi) .182 .308 .182 .233
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .182 .308 .182 .217
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.017
38 Split (2013) .182 .308 .182 .233
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 The transition from Arkansas to Salt Lake—the most extreme parks in the Angels’ system—is hell on pitchers like Matt Shoemaker, who don’t miss bats, and whose raw numbers might actually improve in pitcher-friendly Anaheim, if he could only get there.
2012 Shoemaker has gone from undrafted free agent to the Texas League Pitcher of the Year, but he'll always have to rely on performance to earn his next start. What has he got? A fastball that unexpectedly topped out at 94 mph this year, a go-to splitter, a 3.69 strikeout-to-walk ratio, bushy Frank Zappa facial hair, and Crazy Eyes. But when the Angels needed an emergency start, teammate Garrett Richards got the call instead.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which team's surprisingly good starter is most/least likely to hold up in October? Yusmeiro Petit, Edison Volquez, Matt Shoemaker, Tanner Roark, Lance Lynn
(Christopher from Queens)
Injury notwithstanding, I like Matt Shoemaker's chances of giving the Angels a frontline performance in the playoffs. His splitter is an absolute menace. On the flipside, I would be very nervous about banking on either Petit or Volquez, excellent regular seasons notwithstanding. Which means that in two days, Volquez will two-hit the Giants over seven innings and move the Pirates into the NLDS. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Given all the postseason myths that fail to hold up to scrutiny, can you give me any reason to think any of the 10 teams are more likely than the others to win this World Series?
(Kevin from Kansas City)
Myths aside, some teams are just better than others, and while a best-of-seven series might not bear that out, it's still more likely than not that the better team will advance. The problem with the myths is that they amplify the importance of one specific aspect of a team and, as a result, overlook another that isn't necessarily less important. Pending Matt Shoemaker's health, I would view the Angels as the favorites, because they are the best overall team.

The last point I'd make here is that the six teams who've already secured Division Series spots are obviously more likely than the other four to win the World Series RIGHT NOW, because they can't be eliminated in one game. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Shoemaker ended up leading the PCL in K's with Salt Lake. Is he just a guy or is he a GUY?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
If he had serious big-league potential, it's probably safe to say the Angels would have called him up at some point this season. (Jason Cole)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Shoemaker has thrown 2,348 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Splitter (84mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph) and Curve (76mph).