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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
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Birth Date9-12-1992
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age22 years, 2 months, 16 days
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WARP Summary

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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

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 PDR Rk 1 0 0.0 38.36 -538 .690 .373 .395 .507 .300 1.000 92 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2012 FTW A 24 23 114.0 3.51 126 .219 .256 .324 .380 .264 .299 100 28.7 2.9 28.7 2.9
2013 LEL A+ 6 6 31.0 3.46 121 .192 .276 .344 .446 .282 .253 89 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2013 SAN AA 20 20 105.0 3.42 115 .230 .247 .313 .382 .253 .281 93 17.0 1.8 16.7 1.8
2014 SAN AA 6 6 30.0 3.33 126 .217 .250 .314 .370 .251 .312 103 6.7 0.7 6.0 0.6
2014 ELP AAA 22 22 116.7 5.11 104 .275 .276 .343 .429 .270 .317 104 6.2 0.6 8.2 0.8

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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 1 0 0.0 2 2 0 0 0% 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 -1.6 -0.2
2012 FTW A 5 4 0 24 23 114.0 95 28 113 1 45% .299 7.5 2.2 0.1 8.9 1.08 2.53 28.7 2.9
2013 LEL A+ 2 1 0 6 6 31.0 22 6 28 1 43% .253 6.4 1.7 0.3 8.1 0.90 2.03 7.3 0.7
2013 SAN AA 8 5 0 20 20 105.0 85 27 103 7 39% .281 7.3 2.3 0.6 8.8 1.07 3.00 16.7 1.8
2014 ELP AAA 9 5 0 22 22 116.7 131 36 101 19 44% .317 10.1 2.8 1.5 7.8 1.43 5.01 8.2 0.8
2014 SAN AA 1 0 0 6 6 30.0 26 6 35 2 47% .312 7.8 1.8 0.6 10.5 1.07 2.10 6.0 0.6

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: What to Make of Odrisamer DespaigneKeith Cromer2014-11-06
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 32: Preserving Your DignityBen Carsley2014-10-18
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 32: Preserving Your DignityCraig Goldstein2014-10-18
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 32: Preserving Your DignityBret Sayre2014-10-18
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 32: Preserving Your DignityMauricio Rubio2014-10-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: 2014 Expert-League RecapsMike Gianella2014-09-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Week 21Bret Sayre2014-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Week 21Mike Gianella2014-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 20Jeff Moore2014-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 18th Edition: The Final QuestBret Sayre2014-08-19
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-08-13
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 17th EditionBret Sayre2014-08-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-07-07
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, SellersMike Gianella2014-07-07
The 2011 Redraft: Redoing a Deep First RoundBaseball Prospectus2014-07-02
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneBen Carsley2014-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneCraig Goldstein2014-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fourth EditionBret Sayre2014-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 30Jeff Moore2014-05-01
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-27Jeff Moore2014-04-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 14Jeff Moore2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 8Jeff Moore2014-04-09
BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsCraig Goldstein2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsBen Carsley2014-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 28-29Jeff Moore2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFive to Watch: National League ProspectsBret Sayre2014-03-18
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Prospect Proximity RankingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Pitchers Who Changed PECOTA's MindSam Miller2014-02-28
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Baseball Prospectus2014-01-31
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: San Diego PadresCraig Goldstein2014-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 20Zach Mortimer2013-08-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-15
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Wisler. Go.
(Bill from Detroit Rock City)
#4 starter after a little more polishing in the minor leagues. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Wisler. Yay or Nay?
(Philip from SD Cal)
Could be a mid rotation guy for some time, so yes. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please throw out a few SP with expected near-term ETAs but mid-rotation upside a la Matt Wisler? Bigger names/higher upside guys are already rostered and looking for some draft targets. Thanks.
(JoJo from SD)
How about: Kingham, Marco Gonzales, Eduardo Rodriguez, Rafael Montero, Robbie Ray, Luke Jackson, Jake Thompson (Craig Goldstein)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on a couple of prospects struggling after promotions - Marcus Stroman and Matt Wisler? Any reasons to be concerned in dynasty or just typical developmental hiccups?
(JoJo from SD)
No reason to be concerned on either. They're not finished products. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Wisler has been tagged with a #3 despite being young for his level, dominating, and 'major league ready.' Why don't you think the ceiling is higher?
(brentdaily from boulder)
Well, let's not act like being dubbed a #3 starter is some sort of slight. That's a fantastic prospect. In Wisler's case, I don't see a plus-plus pitch in the arsenal, which is something I like to see with a #2 starter, let alone a #1. I think the overall arsenal plays well together, but he still needs a full grade jump on the command to reach his ceiling, and given the quirks in his delivery, I'm not sure that is really attainable. (Mark Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Despite the inherent costs of starting the arbitration clock earlier, shouldn't the immediate success of top NL fireballing pitching prospects last year like Gerrit Cole, Jose Fernandez, Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha and even lower ceiling guys like Tony Cingrani and Alex Wood made it more likely that Archie Bradley, Noah Syndergaard and maybe even guys like Matt Wisler and James Taillon come up to help their clubs as early as possible?
(Scott from LA)
Maybe, but remember everyone's developmental cycles are different. Kevin Gausman seemed like a good bet to succeed right out of the gates, instead he allowed more hits than innings pitched. So it's really a case-by-case thing.

Plus, with the exception of Jose Fernandez, all those pitchers were on quality teams. If I'm the Mets I'm not eager to cost myself more money later on for two months of a guy who, let's face it, isn't the difference between the postseason and the golf course. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Wisler - starter or reliever?
(JoJo from SD)
Starter and a damn good one. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Wisler the best pitcher in the Padres system right now, at least when looking at the overall risk/reward? What do you see for his MLB future?
(Bryant from Oceanside, CA)
He is, yes. I'd rank him over Fried at this point. I can see a middle/rotation type with an easy fallback to a late-innings role if the command or secondary utility fails him. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pick one to develop as a starter: Matt Wisler or Eddie Butler
(rogero from philly)
Wisler. Jason Cole has been able to put eyes on Wisler throughout this season, from camp to the Texas League, and the reports have been stellar. If the delivery doesn't negatively affect the command or the utility of the change-up, Wisler is going to stick around in a rotation. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Wisler now a top 100 (or even top 50) guy? Has he surpassed Max Fried?
(Jeff from Bay Area)
Top 100 for sure. He was on the border of our mid-season top 50 rankings at BP this year. So I imagine he'll be in that discussion again this offseason. As far as passing Fried, I think Fried may have a tick higher ceiling but there's an argument to be made about Wisler's polish and likelihood of becoming a no. 3 starter. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Austin Hedges worth driving 3+ hours to see in San Antonio because he DH'd the last day of the Frisco series?
(K. from Frisco)
He'll likely be back in San Antonio to open the 2014 season, so if you don't mind waiting awhile, you don't need to make that drive. But I'll be down in San Antonio for the Frisco series next week. Austin Hedges, Matt Wisler, Rougned Odor, Luis Sardinas, Luke Jackson, and more. That's a fun series. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Matt Wisler is the youngest pitcher in AA or above to have pitched at least 80 innings in the high minors, he has a plus fastball, a four pitch mix, he is only 20, as well as many other positives. Yet none of the main prospect sources gave him a mid season top-50 ranking. For you, why is he not considered a top-50 prospect, and what would he need to demonstrate (that he already hasn't) to make him a consensus top50 prospect?
(cpernia from work)
Wisler was right on the bubble of our top 50. I really like him. However, there is some legitimate question about the delivery, which is arm heavy and doesn't really incorporate much of the lower half. A lot of those guys tend to end up in the bullpen because of durability issues. I do think he's a starter, but that question definitely exists. I imagine he'll be right on the top 50 bubble this offseason as well. That'll be an interesting debate we have when constructing the list. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any of these arm prospects going to make an impact in 2 years for fantasy owners?: Roberto Osuna, Lucas Giolito, Heath Hembree, Matt Wisler, or Blake Snell?
(Hector from Santa Ana)
I'd bet on Wisler of that group. Hembree should be a major leaguer, but we'll see if he's doing anything of fantasy import. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Wisler's eta? This year or next?
(sdsuphilip from San diego)
Next year, and maybe not even early next year. No need to rush him. Still only 20. The stuff is good, but there's quite a bit of refinement needed. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Odds that by the end of the year Matt Wisler is the Padres' top pitching prospect? A top 50/100 prospect?
(jeffreyarkin from Bay Area)
Off the top of my head, that's a battle between Fried and Wisler right now. I saw Wisler a few times during spring training, and I'm a big fan. 2/3 starter projection. Four-pitch arsenal. He can throw all four for strikes. If we re-ranked the top 100 prospects today, Wisler is absolutely in there for me. I could easily see him getting up to the top 50. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat. In Jason Parks' last chat, he identified Mike Foltynewicz and Burch Smith as two guys that were rising. What do you think of these guys? Who are some other under-the-radar pitchers that might be fast risers?
(boneil33 from Boston)
I haven't seen Foltynewicz before, but I know he has been flashing some elite velocity out of his 6'4" frame. I'm sure I'll get a look at him in Corpus Christi before the season is over. Burch Smith, who I addressed in this week's Ten Pack and at the beginning of this chat, is certainly rising as well. Just going off guys I've seen, I think Matt Wisler is seriously rising this camp and season. Miguel Almonte with the Royals is another. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Parks, who are some of your favourite non-top 101 potential risers? (Guys who weren't on the 101 but very well could be, and maybe highly rated, by midseason)
(froston from Peterborough, ON)
Miguel Almonte, Alberto Tirado, Matt Wisler, Andrew Heaney, Rafael DePaula, Joey Gallo, Owens, Snell, Seager (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is Matt Wisler's ceiling?
(Jim from SD)
Could be a number three starter; perhaps more if everything reaches potential. I really like him. He slings across his body a bit, and I thought the slider was the secondary offering he looked more comfortable throwing, but he does have a four-pitch mix and a fastball that can sit in the plus range and touch as high as 98, so the stuff is plenty good. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sleeper in Padres system not named Matt Wisler?
(matt from san diego)
That's a better question for our prospect team. I defer to those guys in this instance. Sorry! (Ian Miller)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)A sleeper you like in the Padres system?
(Corey from San Diego)
Is Jace Peterson considered a sleeper? I like his skill set. Middle infielders who can hit near the top of the lineup are always useful. Vince Belnome could develop into a utility player. A couple of right-handers at Lake Elsinore, Matt Andriese and Burch Smith, are intriguing. Ditto Matthew Wisler at Fort Wayne. Kevin Quackenbush is a reliever but might be something. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Wisler has thrown 92 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph), Change (87mph) and Curve (75mph).