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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-19-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
0.92014
-0.32015
0.02016
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DRA-Based 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
2014 COL MLB 20 19 117.7 120 44 91 9 .257 116 9.2 3.4 0.7 7.0 52% .312 .260 1.39 3.75 4.05 101 4.24 0.9
2015 COL MLB 5 5 22.0 21 19 15 2 .252 111 8.6 7.8 0.8 6.1 43% .302 .274 1.82 5.98 4.09 125 6.39 -0.3
CareerMLB2524139.71416310611.2561159.14.10.76.851%.310.2621.464.104.061054.580.5

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
2010 ASH A 18 18 89.3 62 62 88 6 .264 106 6.2 6.2 0.6 8.9 40% .259 .236 1.39 4.65 2.92
2011 ASH A 12 12 64.0 45 50 74 3 .263 131 6.3 7.0 0.4 10.4 45% .280 .233 1.48 4.26 4.36
2011 MOD A+ 10 10 33.0 34 46 37 5 .274 97 9.3 12.5 1.4 10.1 38% .330 .336 2.42 8.04 9.82
2012 MOD A+ 28 28 142.3 134 95 153 7 .281 91 8.5 6.0 0.4 9.7 44% .326 .271 1.61 4.41 4.62
2013 TUL AA 26 26 142.3 147 76 95 13 .255 103 9.3 4.8 0.8 6.0 42% .306 .278 1.57 4.62 3.79
2014 COL MLB 20 19 117.7 120 44 91 9 .257 116 9.2 3.4 0.7 7.0 52% .312 .260 1.39 3.75 4.05
2014 CSP AAA 12 12 66.7 70 31 61 8 .272 101 9.4 4.2 1.1 8.2 51% .302 .265 1.51 4.82 4.05
2015 COL MLB 5 5 22.0 21 19 15 2 .252 111 8.6 7.8 0.8 6.1 43% .302 .274 1.82 5.98 4.09
2015 BOI A- 3 0 2.3 2 8 4 0 .266 103 7.7 30.9 0.0 15.4 67% .667 .422 4.29 11.74 23.14
2015 ABQ AAA 10 1 11.3 5 17 15 1 .273 114 4.0 13.5 0.8 11.9 54% .174 .255 1.94 6.86 8.74
2016 MOD A+ 24 0 19.0 15 19 27 1 .276 7.1 9.0 0.5 12.8 42% .359 .303 1.79 5.01 4.74

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
2014 1747 0.5031 0.4608 0.8099 0.6166 0.3030 0.9059 0.6122 0.1901
2015 398 0.4171 0.3166 0.7619 0.5181 0.1724 0.8488 0.5750 0.2381
Career21450.48710.4340.8010.59830.27880.89530.60530.199

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
2010-08-19 2010-08-28 Minors 9 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 COL $509,500
2015 COL $509,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$509,500
2011Current$509,500
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,019,000
2 yrTotal$1,019,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 144 dGreg Genske1 year/$0.5095M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016). Re-signed by Colorado 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/13. Re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2009 (1-11) (Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.). $3.9M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .161 .238 .255 .175
11 vs R (Multi) .299 .395 .455 .289
18 Split (Multi) -.139 -.156 -.200 -.113
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .214 .353 .357 .225
31 vs R (2015) .281 .440 .406 .283
38 Split (2015) -.067 -.088 -.049 -.058
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

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BP Articles

Tyler Matzek is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Pebble Hunting: Should Have Taken TroutSam Miller2016-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Starting Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2016-03-08
2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-11
2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: A Refresher on ChangeupsJeff Long2016-01-22
Expert League Recap: Tout Wars NLMike Gianella2015-10-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SixWilson Karaman2015-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: No WayDaniel Rathman2015-05-06
Fantasy Rounders: Tiger SharkDoug Thorburn2015-05-05
Fantasy Rounders: Surveying the LandscapeDoug Thorburn2015-05-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FiveKeith Cromer2015-05-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FiveMike Gianella2015-05-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week ThreeKeith Cromer2015-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week TwoKeith Cromer2015-04-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week ThreeMike Gianella2015-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' ReturnDaniel Rathman2015-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Hit the Pitcher Eighth?Russell A. Carleton2015-04-14
Expert FAAB Review: Week TwoMike Gianella2015-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week TwoMike Gianella2015-04-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week TwoKeith Cromer2015-04-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week OneKeith Cromer2015-04-10
Expert League Auction Recap: National League Tout WarsMike Gianella2015-03-24
BP Unfiltered: The Most Volatile Starting Rotations, the Least Volatile StartersSam Miller2015-03-12
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-12-22
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Colorado RockiesJ.P. Breen2014-12-04
Regular Season Awards: Staff VotingBaseball Prospectus2014-11-10
Internet Baseball Awards: The 2014 Internet Baseball Award WinnersCraig Goldstein2014-11-08
BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 9Craig Goldstein2014-10-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25Wilson Karaman2014-09-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 24Mike Gianella2014-09-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 24Bret Sayre2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Lose the BossR.J. Anderson2014-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22Wilson Karaman2014-08-22
Daily League Strategy: The Melky WayPaul Sporer2014-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 4, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-04
Daily League Strategy: Cutting to the ChasePaul Sporer2014-07-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15Wilson Karaman2014-07-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-01
Daily League Strategy: All of the BrandonsPaul Sporer2014-06-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 12Bret Sayre2014-06-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 12Mike Gianella2014-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Walking the WalkChris Mosch2014-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Walking the WalkDaniel Rathman2014-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 10Jeff Moore2014-03-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: What is a Minor League Pick Worth?Mike Gianella2014-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 24Zach Mortimer2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-26Zach Mortimer2013-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Five Potential All-Star BatteriesKevin Goldstein2011-02-15
Baseball ProGUESTus: On the Ordinary Index, and Unlocking PECOTA's PizzazzJeff Sullivan2011-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Colorado Rockies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-01-18
Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 21Kevin Goldstein2010-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 11 Prospects Still in the MinorsKevin Goldstein2010-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 24Kevin Goldstein2010-06-25
Future Shock Blog: Final Mock Draft: Mock AwayKevin Goldstein2010-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 3Kevin Goldstein2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 24Kevin Goldstein2010-05-25
One-Hoppers: Prospect Watch Stephani Bee2010-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Projecting The Top 10Kevin Goldstein2010-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Top 101 Prospects Update, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2010-04-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What team is the worst at developing pitchers? The Indians system has a lot of hype, but the pitchers they have taken in the top 90 since 2002 have combined for only 3.2 WAR in an Indians uniform (excluding the 6.1 WAR they got from trading Pomeranz/White for Ubaldo). The list is depressing: Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Solcum, Adam Miller, Jeremy Sowers, Justin Hoyman, Scott Lewis, David Huff, Steven Wright (traded for Lars Anderson), Trey Haley, Alex White, Drew Pomeranz, Dillon Howard, Mitch Brown, Dace Kime...are you as depressed as I am yet? No? How about the fact only Sowers and Huff had at least 1 career WAR for the Indians, making them probably the 2nd or 3rd best in a group of 14 picks.
(Truganini from CO)
I wouldn't say there are specific teams that you know are bad at developing pitchers but there are some concerns. Seeems like Baltimore has had some recent bad luck with Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey, and Kevin Gausman just to name a few. Obviously Colorado has had its own troubles with Tyler Anderson, Tyler Matzek, Mike Nikorak (at least right now), Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich, and Peter Tago. -SG (Live Draft Chat)
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Rockies still have a reputation of only drafting a certain... "type" of player or has that not been true for a while?
(Infrancoeurgible from Down and Away )
I could argue in 2015 that they were in the drivers seat, they were going to be happy with whichever SS they got.

Before that they've tried polished college arms (Christian Friedrich, Eddie Butler, Tyler Anderson, Jon Gray), projectable HS arms (Peter Tago, Tyler Matzek, Ryan Castellani, Ryan Warner) with more misses than hits. So I don't think they have a reputation of drafting just certain types of players. -Steve Givarz (Live Draft Chat)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What separates Tyler Matzek from someone like Dellin Betances or any number of pitchers that never could really find the strike zone? Stuff? Age? Experience? I realize Betances is much older, which hurts the comparison a bit, but I have never understood why some prospects are afforded a much longer rope when they struggle. Is it simply a case by case scouting thing?
(Anthony from Long Island)
Athleticism. Betances is a well below-average athlete and struggles with adjustments. Matzek has a much better chance of smoothing it out. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any faith in Tyler Matzek continuing to rebound and end up a major leaguer?
(Ian from Easton, PA)
Yes. The arm is special, and if he finds mechanical rhythm, sheeeeeet. Look out. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Tyler Matzek threw 2,240 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Slider (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Change (90mph).