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Matt Stites PD-backs

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.89 1.26 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date5-28-1990
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 4 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.72014
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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
2014 ARI 24 37 0 33.0 0.0 33.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 33 23 21 6 61 16 15 1 26 5.73 5.44 6.65 -6.5 -0.7
Career37033.00.033.000000014833232166116151265.735.446.65-6.5-0.7

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 EUG A- 24 0 32.7 3.34 130 .162 .256 .330 .369 .262 .173 99 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2011 PDR Rk 2 0 2.0 1.93 169 .012 .253 .323 .344 .234 .000 111 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2012 FTW A 42 0 48.7 2.98 137 .160 .254 .325 .379 .262 .196 102 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2
2012 PER Wnt 12 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SAN AA 46 0 52.0 4.14 99 .228 .250 .313 .383 .253 .228 95 3.8 0.4 3.5 0.4
2014 ARI MLB 37 0 33.0 6.65 42 .308 .254 .314 .386 .259 .273 105 -6.5 -0.7 -6.5 -0.7
2014 MOB AA 12 0 12.0 4.11 100 .221 .256 .324 .373 .262 .286 93 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 RNO AAA 17 0 16.0 3.95 129 .193 .270 .337 .420 .268 .286 108 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3

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 PDR Rk 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 0 3 0 25% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.00 0.00 1.3 0.1
2011 EUG A- 4 0 5 24 0 32.7 14 8 36 1 43% .173 3.9 2.2 0.3 9.9 0.67 1.93 6.2 0.6
2012 PER Wnt 1 0 2 12 0 14.0 12 3 15 1 0% .306 7.7 1.9 0.6 9.6 1.07 3.21 0.0 0.0
2012 FTW A 2 0 13 42 0 48.7 25 3 60 4 34% .196 4.6 0.6 0.7 11.1 0.58 0.74 12.1 1.2
2013 SAN AA 2 2 14 46 0 52.0 37 8 51 6 47% .228 6.4 1.4 1.0 8.8 0.87 2.08 3.5 0.4
2014 MOB AA 0 1 3 12 0 12.0 10 3 8 0 54% .286 7.5 2.2 0.0 6.0 1.08 3.75 0.6 0.1
2014 ARI MLB 0 0 0 37 0 33.0 33 16 26 6 45% .273 9.0 4.4 1.6 7.1 1.48 5.73 -6.5 -0.7
2014 RNO AAA 0 0 12 17 0 16.0 13 6 15 1 49% .286 7.3 3.4 0.6 8.4 1.19 2.25 3.4 0.3

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
2014 553 0.4919 0.4665 0.7713 0.7096 0.2313 0.8497 0.5385 0.2287
Career5530.49190.46650.77130.70960.23130.84970.53850.2287

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-26 2013-09-05 Minors 41 0 - General Medical Surgery Appendectomy - -
2012-06-06 2012-06-22 Minors 16 12 Right Shoulder Tendonitis -
2012-05-17 2012-05-29 Minors 12 11 Right Shoulder Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ARI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Arizona 6/19/14.
  • Acquired by Arizona in trade from San Diego 7/31/13 (Ian Kennedy deal).
  • Drafted by San Diego 2011 (17-533) (Missouri).

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 3 1.4 2.8 54 0 64.8 45 16 59 6 .248 0.94 2.53 2.75 14.6 1.5
80o 2.6 1.2 2.3 48 0 57.1 43 15 52 6 .265 1.03 2.93 3.18 9.9 1.0
70o 2.3 1 2.1 43 0 51.7 42 15 47 6 .278 1.09 3.22 3.5 6.9 0.7
60o 2.1 0.9 1.8 39 0 47.2 40 14 43 5 .289 1.15 3.48 3.78 4.8 0.5
50o 1.9 0.8 1.6 36 0 43.2 39 13 39 5 .299 1.20 3.72 4.04 3.0 0.3
40o 1.7 0.7 1.4 33 0 39.2 37 13 36 5 .309 1.26 3.97 4.31 1.5 0.2
30o 1.5 0.6 1.2 29 0 35.0 34 12 32 5 .320 1.33 4.23 4.6 0.1 0.0
20o 1.2 0.5 1 25 0 30.3 32 11 28 4 .332 1.40 4.55 4.95 -1.1 -0.1
10o 1 0.3 0.8 20 0 24.0 27 9 22 4 .350 1.51 5.01 5.45 -2.3 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.80.81.635042.13713385.2961.193.6843.10.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
20152510125030311027541.3331.385.165.609.43.08.21.5-0.2
20162631252062521758741.2921.123.283.567.62.58.51.01.0
20172731253063551660741.2941.123.353.647.82.38.51.01.0
20182831250059521553741.2961.143.493.807.92.38.11.10.8
20192931252062541657741.2951.123.403.707.82.38.21.00.9
20203031252062541556741.2941.123.403.707.92.28.21.00.9
20213131251060521455741.2921.093.263.547.82.18.21.01.0
20223231248057491451641.2921.113.303.587.82.28.11.00.9
20233321245054471348641.2921.123.283.567.92.28.01.00.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.12.85.76.32.86.819.6

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1 94 Daniel Meszaros 2010 0.00 DNP
2 93 Brett Bochy 2012 0.00 DNP
3 93 Rob Delaney 2009 0.00 DNP
4 93 C.C. Lee 2011 0.00 DNP
5 93 Josh Judy 2010 0.00 DNP
6 92 Tyler Burgoon 2013 0.00 DNP
7 92 Zachary Quate 2012 0.00 DNP
8 92 Coty Woods 2012 0.00 DNP
9 92 Ryan Rodebaugh 2013 0.00 DNP
10 91 Jeff Stevens 2008 0.00 DNP
11 91 Kyler Newby 2009 0.00 DNP
12 91 Diego Moreno 2012 0.00 DNP
13 91 Erik Stiller 2009 0.00 DNP
14 91 Matthew Hauser 2012 0.00 DNP
15 91 Evan Scribner 2010 0.00 DNP
16 90 Jeremy Berg 2011 0.00 DNP
17 90 Chris Scholl 2012 0.00 DNP
18 90 Kurt Yacko 2012 0.00 DNP
19 90 Logan Bawcom 2013 0.00 DNP
20 90 Cole St. Clair 2011 0.00 DNP
21 89 Daniel Stange 2010 13.50
22 89 Mickey Storey 2010 0.00 DNP
23 89 Greg Holland 2010 7.23
24 89 Adalberto Flores 2011 0.00 DNP
25 89 Branden Pinder 2013 0.00 DNP
26 89 Sammy Gervacio 2009 2.14
27 89 Taylor Wilding 2009 0.00 DNP
28 89 Ty'Relle Harris 2011 0.00 DNP
29 89 Robbie Weinhardt 2010 7.06
30 88 Brandon Sisk 2010 0.00 DNP
31 88 Michael Morrison 2012 0.00 DNP
32 88 Phil Klein 2013 0.00 DNP
33 88 Cory Burns 2012 5.50
34 88 Grant Dayton 2012 0.00 DNP
35 88 Kam Mickolio 2008 5.87
36 88 Christopher Manno 2013 0.00 DNP
37 88 Keith Butler 2013 4.05
38 88 Jimmy Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
39 88 Brian Moran 2013 0.00 DNP
40 88 Alan Farina 2011 0.00 DNP
41 88 Joe Paterson 2010 0.00 DNP
42 88 Eddie Morlan 2010 0.00 DNP
43 88 Brad Brach 2010 0.00 DNP
44 87 Jason Stoffel 2013 0.00 DNP
45 87 Jose De La Torre 2010 0.00 DNP
46 87 Kyle McClellan 2008 4.40
47 87 Rob Wooten 2010 0.00 DNP
48 87 Theron Geith 2013 0.00 DNP
49 87 Adam Kolarek 2013 0.00 DNP
50 87 Jeremy Erben 2012 0.00 DNP
51 87 Shawn Tolleson 2012 4.54
52 87 Will Harris 2009 0.00 DNP
53 87 Paul Smyth 2011 0.00 DNP
54 87 Phil McCormick 2013 0.00 DNP
55 87 Zach Thornton 2012 0.00 DNP
56 87 Preston Claiborne 2012 0.00 DNP
57 87 David Carpenter 2012 4.76
58 87 Rich Thompson 2009 5.12
59 87 Andrew Taylor 2011 0.00 DNP
60 86 Grant Sides 2013 0.00 DNP
61 86 B.J. Rosenberg 2010 0.00 DNP
62 86 Cory Gearrin 2010 0.00 DNP
63 86 Wilfrido Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
64 86 Ty Kelley 2013 0.00 DNP
65 86 Matt Daly 2011 0.00 DNP
66 86 Ryne Harper 2013 0.00 DNP
67 86 Mark Melancon 2009 4.41
68 86 Andrew Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
69 86 Hamilton Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
70 86 Mace Thurman 2011 0.00 DNP
71 86 Kanekoa Texeira 2010 5.28
72 86 Preston Guilmet 2012 0.00 DNP
73 86 Steven Ames 2012 0.00 DNP
74 86 Matt Elliot 2008 0.00 DNP
75 86 Rob Wort 2013 0.00 DNP
76 86 Celson Polanco 2009 0.00 DNP
77 86 Jon Link 2008 0.00 DNP
78 86 Blaine Hardy 2011 0.00 DNP
79 85 Hunter Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
80 85 Tyler Clark 2013 0.00 DNP
81 85 Jose Flores 2013 0.00 DNP
82 85 Kevin Quackenbush 2013 0.00 DNP
83 85 Brett Butts 2010 0.00 DNP
84 85 Bryan Woodall 2011 0.00 DNP
85 85 Blake Treinen 2012 0.00 DNP
86 85 Kevin Munson 2013 0.00 DNP
87 85 Shawn Teufel 2011 0.00 DNP
88 85 Jose Ascanio 2009 4.00
89 85 Drew Hayes 2012 0.00 DNP
90 85 Rob Bryson 2012 0.00 DNP
91 85 Chia-Jen Lo 2010 0.00 DNP
92 85 Zachary Herr 2011 0.00 DNP
93 85 Hector Santiago 2012 3.33
94 85 Justin Miller 2011 0.00 DNP
95 85 Matt Meyer 2009 0.00 DNP
96 85 Ramon Delgado 2011 0.00 DNP
97 85 Luke Gregerson 2008 0.00 DNP
98 84 Matt Gorgen 2011 0.00 DNP
99 84 Tommy Palica 2012 0.00 DNP
100 84 Barret Browning 2009 0.00 DNP

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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 Matthew Stites throws hard and has good control; he didn't issue his first walk of the year until June 26 and didn't walk a right-handed batter all season.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 12, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 19, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Exception to the RaulR.J. Anderson2014-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Trade Deadline TakeawaysBen Lindbergh2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 18Mike Gianella2013-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 18Bret Sayre2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: The Top Ten Prospects Traded at the DeadlineJason Parks2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian KennedyR.J. Anderson2013-08-01
BP Unfiltered: The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 12Jason Martinez2012-11-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is the Padres magic in building pens of amazing potency likely to continue as they move the fences in? Could we see monsters out there like Cashner and eventually Quackenbush setting up STreet in 2013?
(J.A. from MN)
This is a fascinating question and a real concern. The Padres have done well building cheap bullpens and filling in the back of their rotations with guys who might not have succeeded in other venues. Those days may be gone. Kevin Quackenbush and Matthew Stites are two guys who looked good in the AFL and could force their way into the picture before long. I have no idea what's up with Cashner other than the fact that he can't stay healthy. He could be a stud starter, a stud closer, or absolutely nothing. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Stites has thrown 700 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph).