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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
68.3 4.23 1.30 54 3 5 0 0.3
Birth Date9-12-1992
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age23 years, 10 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
-1.32015
0.72016
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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
2015 ATL MLB 20 19 109.0 119 40 72 16 .263 94 9.8 3.3 1.3 5.9 35% .298 .299 1.46 4.96 4.71 126 6.07 -1.3
2016 ATL MLB 20 19 117.0 120 34 88 19 .263 93 9.2 2.6 1.5 6.8 41% .284 .284 1.32 4.74 4.92 115 5.06 0.4
CareerMLB4038226.02397416035.263939.52.91.46.438%.291.2911.384.844.821215.55-0.9

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
2011 PDR Rk 1 0 0.0 2 2 0 0 .300 92 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 .690 0.00 0.00 0.00
2012 FTW A 24 23 114.0 95 28 113 1 .264 100 7.5 2.2 0.1 8.9 45% .299 .219 1.08 2.35 2.53
2013 LEL A+ 6 6 31.0 22 6 28 1 .282 89 6.4 1.7 0.3 8.1 43% .253 .192 0.90 3.06 2.03
2013 SAN AA 20 20 105.0 85 27 103 7 .253 93 7.3 2.3 0.6 8.8 39% .281 .230 1.07 2.79 3.00
2014 SAN AA 6 6 30.0 26 6 35 2 .257 97 7.8 1.8 0.6 10.5 47% .312 .221 1.07 2.25 2.10
2014 ELP AAA 22 22 116.7 131 36 101 19 .272 102 10.1 2.8 1.5 7.8 44% .317 .278 1.43 5.14 5.01
2015 ATL MLB 20 19 109.0 119 40 72 16 .263 94 9.8 3.3 1.3 5.9 35% .298 .299 1.46 4.96 4.71
2015 GWN AAA 12 12 65.0 68 13 49 5 .257 97 9.4 1.8 0.7 6.8 40% .307 .253 1.25 3.30 4.29
2016 ATL MLB 20 19 117.0 120 34 88 19 .263 93 9.2 2.6 1.5 6.8 41% .284 .284 1.32 4.74 4.92

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
2015 1734 0.5196 0.4764 0.8063 0.6582 0.2797 0.8702 0.6438 0.1937
2016 1719 0.4852 0.4852 0.7878 0.6691 0.3119 0.8763 0.6087 0.2122
Career34530.50250.48080.79710.66360.29570.87320.62630.2029

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ATL $507,500
2015 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 108 d1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Atlanta 6/19/15.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 4/5/15.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2011 (7-233) (Byran HS, Ohio). $0.5M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 9.3 11 0 31 31 195.8 159 48 154 19 .268 1.06 2.99 3.25 34.8 3.8
80o 9 11.6 0 31 31 189.1 162 49 149 19 .279 1.11 3.31 3.6 27.4 3.0
70o 8.7 12 0 31 31 184.4 164 50 145 20 .287 1.16 3.54 3.85 22.2 2.4
60o 8.5 12.3 0 31 31 180.4 165 50 142 20 .294 1.20 3.74 4.07 17.8 1.9
50o 8.3 12.6 0 31 31 176.7 167 51 139 20 .301 1.23 3.93 4.27 13.8 1.5
40o 8.1 13 0 31 31 173.0 168 51 137 20 .307 1.27 4.12 4.48 9.8 1.1
30o 7.9 13.3 0 31 31 169.2 170 52 133 20 .314 1.31 4.33 4.7 5.6 0.6
20o 7.6 13.8 0 31 31 164.7 171 52 130 20 .322 1.36 4.57 4.97 0.6 0.1
10o 7.2 14.4 0 31 31 158.6 173 53 125 21 .333 1.42 4.91 5.34 -5.9 -0.6
Weighted Mean8.312.603131176.71665013920.2991.223.914.2514.21.5

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/24/2016 10:10 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.4 4.7 0 12 12 82.8 71 21 65 9 .259 1.12 3.32 3.69 9.8 1.1
80o 3.3 4.9 0 12 12 77.7 70 21 61 9 .270 1.18 3.63 4.03 7.3 0.8
70o 3.2 5.1 0 12 12 74.2 70 21 58 9 .278 1.22 3.86 4.28 5.4 0.6
60o 3.1 5.2 0 12 12 71.2 69 21 56 9 .284 1.27 4.05 4.49 3.8 0.4
50o 3 5.3 0 12 12 68.4 69 21 54 9 .290 1.30 4.23 4.69 2.3 0.3
40o 2.9 5.5 0 12 12 65.7 68 20 51 9 .296 1.34 4.42 4.9 0.8 0.1
30o 2.9 5.6 0 12 12 62.8 67 20 49 9 .303 1.39 4.62 5.11 -0.8 -0.1
20o 2.7 5.8 0 12 12 59.5 66 20 47 8 .311 1.44 4.85 5.37 -2.7 -0.3
10o 2.6 6.1 0 12 12 55.0 64 19 43 8 .321 1.51 5.18 5.74 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean35.30121268.26820539.2891.304.224.672.50.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 36% 12% 18% 57%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20172491002727161154501322037.3041.264.024.758.62.87.41.11.0
2018258902525149139441221837.2991.233.914.638.42.77.41.11.1
2019268802424139128401171737.2981.213.854.568.32.67.61.11.1
2020278802323134125381101637.2991.223.884.598.42.67.41.11.1
2021287802222130123371071637.3011.233.914.628.52.67.41.11.0
202229670191911210432931437.2991.213.864.578.42.67.51.10.9
2023306601717989227811237.2991.213.844.548.42.57.41.10.8
2024315601616958826791237.2981.203.844.548.32.57.51.10.8
20253266018181059929871337.2991.223.854.568.52.57.41.10.9

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201724101203131201195571633037.3001.254.245.028.72.57.31.30.5
20182591002727166156461362637.2941.224.275.058.52.57.41.40.4
20192691102929180169521532737.2961.234.184.948.42.67.61.30.7
2020279902626155146421332237.2991.214.034.778.52.47.71.30.9
2021288902525149145411252137.3051.254.074.818.82.57.61.30.8
2022299902626151141381302137.2991.183.904.618.42.37.71.21.1
2023307802222128122331091837.3011.213.894.608.62.37.61.31.0
20243166018181079628921537.2871.163.934.658.02.37.71.30.8
202532670181810611027871837.3101.294.395.199.32.37.41.50.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
0.81.96.51.95.82.824.6

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.81.96.51.95.82.824.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Drew Hutchison 2014 4.48
2 90 Chad Gaudin 2006 3.38
3 89 Carlos Villanueva 2007 4.09
4 88 Julio Teheran 2014 3.34
5 88 Robbie Erlin 2014 4.99
6 88 Andy Oliver 2011 6.52
7 88 Yusmeiro Petit 2008 4.63
8 88 Marco Gonzales 2015 13.50
9 87 Joe Wieland 2013 0.00 DNP
10 87 Kyle Drabek 2011 6.18
11 86 Alex Burnett 2011 5.68
12 86 Jay Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
13 86 Yordano Ventura 2014 3.44
14 86 Michael Bowden 2010 5.28
15 86 Forrest Snow 2012 0.00 DNP
16 86 Rubby De La Rosa 2012 27.00
17 86 Juan Oramas 2013 0.00 DNP
18 85 Daniel Hudson 2010 2.45
19 85 Josh Lindblom 2010 0.00 DNP
20 85 Boone Whiting 2013 0.00 DNP
21 85 Tanner Peters 2014 0.00 DNP
22 85 Liam Hendriks 2012 6.43
23 85 Collin Balester 2009 7.12
24 85 Steven Hensley 2010 0.00 DNP
25 85 Neil Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
26 85 Randall Delgado 2013 4.56
27 85 Brett Oberholtzer 2013 3.27
28 85 Rudy Owens 2011 0.00 DNP
29 84 Paolo Espino 2010 0.00 DNP
30 84 Dan Straily 2012 4.35
31 84 Brandon Maurer 2014 5.04
32 84 Kyle Gibson 2011 0.00 DNP
33 84 Vance Worley 2011 3.21
34 84 Charles Brewer 2011 0.00 DNP
35 84 Michael Blazek 2012 0.00 DNP
36 84 Troy Patton 2009 0.00 DNP
37 84 Hector Rondon 2011 0.00 DNP
38 84 Sean Nolin 2013 40.50
39 84 Glenn Sparkman 2015 0.00 DNP
40 84 Alex Sanabia 2012 0.00 DNP
41 84 Will Inman 2010 0.00 DNP
42 84 David Bromberg 2011 0.00 DNP
43 84 Chad Bettis 2012 0.00 DNP
44 84 Andres Santiago 2013 0.00 DNP
45 84 Trevor Bell 2010 5.16
46 84 Jeanmar Gomez 2011 4.78
47 84 Dillon Gee 2009 0.00 DNP
48 83 Jon Gray 2015 5.75
49 83 Jake McGee 2010 1.80
50 83 Brandon McCarthy 2007 5.49
51 83 Nicholas Struck 2013 0.00 DNP
52 83 Brandon Erbe 2011 0.00 DNP
53 83 Anthony Bass 2011 1.68
54 83 Ben Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
55 83 Deck McGuire 2012 0.00 DNP
56 83 Heath Rollins 2008 0.00 DNP
57 83 Tyler Wilson 2013 0.00 DNP
58 83 Shelby Miller 2014 3.84
59 83 Ian Krol 2014 6.34
60 83 David Price 2009 5.05
61 83 J.R. Graham 2013 0.00 DNP
62 83 Tom Gorzelanny 2006 4.23
63 83 James Simmons 2010 0.00 DNP
64 83 Alex Cobb 2011 3.59
65 83 Jaron Long 2015 0.00 DNP
66 83 Anthony Fernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
67 83 Marcus Stroman 2014 3.86
68 83 Kevin Slowey 2007 5.26
69 83 Carl Edwards Jr 2015 5.79
70 83 Brandon Hynick 2008 0.00 DNP
71 83 Sean Gallagher 2009 7.32
72 83 Bryan Augenstein 2010 0.00 DNP
73 83 Luis Marte 2010 0.00 DNP
74 82 Jeremy Sowers 2006 3.67
75 82 Vincent Velasquez 2015 4.53
76 82 Jarrod Parker 2012 3.52
77 82 Tommy Hunter 2010 3.87
78 82 Zach Putnam 2011 6.14
79 82 Nick Green 2008 0.00 DNP
80 82 Kyle Hendricks 2013 0.00 DNP
81 82 Jake Odorizzi 2013 3.94
82 82 Zack Wheeler 2013 3.78
83 82 Scott Mathieson 2007 0.00 DNP
84 82 Scott Elbert 2009 5.03
85 82 Fautino De Los Santos 2009 0.00 DNP
86 82 P.J. Walters 2008 0.00 DNP
87 82 Tyler Herron 2010 0.00 DNP
88 82 Matt Garza 2007 4.77
89 82 Lindsey Caughel 2014 0.00 DNP
90 82 Christian Friedrich 2011 0.00 DNP
91 82 Danny Hultzen 2013 0.00 DNP
92 82 Manny Ayala 2008 0.00 DNP
93 82 Garett Claypool 2012 0.00 DNP
94 82 Nick Maronde 2013 10.12
95 82 Deryk Hooker 2012 0.00 DNP
96 82 Jess Todd 2009 7.66
97 82 Adam Warren 2011 0.00 DNP
98 82 A.J. Cole 2015 10.61
99 82 C.J. Riefenhauser 2013 0.00 DNP
100 82 Ernesto Frieri 2009 0.00

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .327 .416 .569 .348
11 vs R (Multi) .238 .274 .390 .252
18 Split (Multi) .089 .142 .179 .096
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .327 .416 .569 .348
31 vs R (2015) .238 .274 .390 .252
38 Split (2015) .089 .142 .179 .096
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 As with Hector Olivera, the Braves are nothing if not persistent. They wanted Wisler badly, but swung and missed when they dealt Justin Upton to San Diego. When the Padres called back in April, the Braves took another hack and this time connected in the Craig Kimbrel trade. Wisler has the prototypical no. 3 starter's arsenal: a plus-potential fastball, plus-potential slider, developing changeup that could be above average and a fringy curveball. His greatest present attribute is plus control, which is a good bit ahead of his command, and that's why he'll occasionally get rocked as he matures. He had his share of growing pains over 19 starts in his major-league debut, but he finished strong and looked increasingly comfortable. There's no sexy, ace upside here, but Wisler is mid-rotation worthy and should be for a long time. If you're skeptical about the value of that kind of pitcher, check out the last three years of free-agent dollars for starters.
2015 "Mid-rotation starter." The description applies to many Padres farmhands, including Wisler, who is closer to the big leagues than most. His numbers suffered at El Paso, where the legendary LaVel Freeman once hit .395. After four awful starts to begin his Triple-A career, Wisler fashioned a sub-4 ERA over his final 18, a slick trick in a league where the ERA last year was 4.64. Lefties still confound him, although the gap between them and right-handers is narrowing. He has no single outstanding pitch, but thanks to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, for whom he pitched in 2012, he has a bobblehead in his likeness. Wisler will compete for a rotation spot in 2015. If he doesn't start the season in the big leagues, he'll end it there.
2014 Wisler, the Texas League's youngest pitcher last year, throws four pitches with a funky three-quarters delivery. A low- to mid-90s fastball and late-breaking slider are his best offerings, while a changeup and loose mid-70s curve lag behind. Righties hit .184/.212/.271 against him in 2013, with a Saberhagenesque 11.8 strikeouts for every walk; lefties hit .254/.327/.421, with a Marquis-like 1.5 K/BB. Greater separation between the fastball and changeup might help him against southpaws. Good command and a “bulldog” attitude on the mound (he allowed one run in 16 playoff innings for the Missions) work in Wisler's favor. If his secondaries improve, he'll be a mid-rotation starter. Otherwise, late-inning relief is an option. Either way, there is no hurry.
2013 Matt Wisler, who dropped to the seventh round in 2011 because of signability concerns coming out of an Ohio high school, finished third in the Midwest League in ERA in his full-season debut despite being one of the circuit's younger players.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Trying to slim down on my lower tier SP for dynasty, help me rank this group, please? Roenis Elias, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Matt Wisler, Alex Meyer, Ervin Santana & Alex Wood
(Meh SPs from Chicago)
I'd go Alex Wood, Santana, Wisler, Meyer, Chi Chi, and Elias. They're all pretty close to me with the exception of Elias. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Doug, could you rate these 5 Ps for future? Any stand out above the others? Joe Ross, Vincent Velasquez, Raisel Iglesias, Matt Wisler, Michael Lorenzen. Thanks!
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena)
Ross is an intriguing pitcher but his pitch selection is mirroring his brother's approach, including a high rate of SL's that simultaneously raises the injury risk and put the onus on his ability to bury the pitch. I really like Velasquez's delivery and the velo is legit. Iglesias is incredibly advanced for his age. Lorenzen has great stuff but was perhaps promoted before the command was honed, whereas Wisler holds the opposite profile of low ceiling but high floor. Long-term, give me Velasquez-Lorenzen-Wisler-Iglesias-Ross, but in the near-term I would go with Velasquez-Wisler-Ross-Iglesias-Lorenzen. Velasquez is above the others, and development will determine how the rest fall into place. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Matt Wisler as a potential number 2? It seems like he has the pitches and now the command, performance has just lagged a bit.
(Max from Kansas City)
I think a #2 is too high, I still go with a mid-rotation starter as the best outcome. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Someone is dying for some prospects, and also happens to have George Springer on his team. I can offer him Brad Zimmer, Brett Phillips, Derek Fisher, Matt Wisler, D.J. Peterson, Derek Hill, and some other top-90 MLB OF's like Crawford and Fowler. Which of those guys should I give him for Springer?
(Danny from OK)
I'd trade Zimmer while his value is hot. You'd probably have to give up less overall that way. (Bret Sayre)
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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Matt Wisler has thrown 3,653 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Slider (83mph) and Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph) and Change (88mph).