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Birth Date5-29-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age23 years, 2 months, 0 days
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ThrowsL
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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

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
2012 KNG Rk 6 6 29.0 4.98 111 .212 .248 .318 .361 .250 .227 108 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.4
2013 SAV A 21 21 106.3 3.42 114 .230 .244 .312 .357 .257 .315 87 17.4 1.8 17.4 1.8
2014 SLU A+ 12 12 69.3 4.02 119 .229 .261 .326 .375 .257 .328 106 10.2 1.0 10.2 1.0
2014 BIN AA 7 7 41.3 3.73 118 .253 .271 .327 .417 .264 .315 102 8.3 0.9 8.0 0.8

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
2012 KNG Rk 2 1 0 6 6 29.0 16 17 34 1 46% .227 5.0 5.3 0.3 10.6 1.14 1.55 4.7 0.4
2013 SAV A 5 6 0 21 21 106.3 86 38 121 4 55% .315 7.3 3.2 0.3 10.2 1.17 2.62 17.4 1.8
2014 BIN AA 4 2 0 7 7 41.3 42 9 37 3 49% .315 9.1 2.0 0.7 8.1 1.23 3.27 8.0 0.8
2014 SLU A+ 4 4 0 12 12 69.3 66 21 62 0 59% .328 8.6 2.7 0.0 8.0 1.25 2.21 10.2 1.0

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-15 2013-10-15 Off 0 0 - Knee Surgery Patella Debridement - -
2011-06-21 2011-09-01 Minors 72 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-05-18 -
2010-06-22 2010-08-30 Minors 69 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-05-18

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/13. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2009 (2-72) (Melville HS, East Setauket, NY). $0.895M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Steven Matz is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 28Jeff Moore2014-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 23Jeff Moore2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Steven MatzJason Parks2014-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 17Jeff Moore2014-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 3-6Jeff Moore2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 27-29Jeff Moore2014-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-19
Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts: May 8, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-08
Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts: May 8, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 6Jeff Moore2014-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: April 29, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 24Jeff Moore2014-04-25
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects Who Exceeded Our ExpectationsJason Parks2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects Who Exceeded Our ExpectationsBP Prospect Staff2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 26, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 26, 2013Jason Parks2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 23-25Zach Mortimer2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 9-11Zach Mortimer2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 15Zach Mortimer2013-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 14-16Zach Mortimer2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 21Zach Mortimer2013-05-22


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kyle Hendricks worth owning in the deepest of leagues? What about Shane Greene? Also whose future do you like better in rate leagues with K/9 Steven Matz or Jake Thompson
(John from Missurah)
Oh yes. In deep leagues you need innings and he will give innings as the Cubs have no SPs. Same with Greene. I prefer Thompson. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Matz has had an excellent season and has had excellent stuff and slowly seems to be putting the injury concerns behind him. Was he in the discussion? I know Mr. Moore likes him.
(josh from Brooklyn)
Some of my best friends in the scouting community love Matz. Here's my guarantee: I will be writing a "What Did I Miss?" on Matz before this season is over. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Starting to hear a lot a buzz about Steven Matz, sp, Mets. Would could you tell me about him?
(scott from az)
I haven't seen Matz yet this year but I have heard very good things from industry sources and others on our BP staff. With potential for three average to above-average pitches, Matz has mid-rotation potential if he can continue building on his progress to date. Here's a link to Jeff Moore's recent scouting report on Matz - http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=72 (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Ceiling on Steven Matz? I know Mellen is a fan.
(Steve from NY)
Mid rotation guy, command profile a bit. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Steven Matz could be a top 75 prospect in the offseason if he keeps this up? He can throw 97 with a good change and curve.
(jason from NY)
I'll argue this off-season for Matz's inclusion in the Top-100. I don't know where he'll fall if he makes it, but the back half seems about right. Setting the over/under at 75 isn't crazy, though I'd say he's just under that. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Matz has a 1.88 ERA so far this year. Is he an ace in the making after recovering from TJS?
(Jeff from Florida)
Did I ask this question? I swear I didn't.

I just saw Matz for the first time last week and really liked him. He's not an ace. That gets thrown around waaaaaaaaaay too much. He can be a number two and is more likely a solid number three starter. That's a really good pitcher. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Steven Matz?
(Kevin from NYC)
Jeff Moore wrote Matz up today:

Because of his fastball command and ability to use curveball against right-handed hitters, Matz should have no problem staying as a starter. If his changeup continues to develop and gains consistency, he could develop into a no. 2 starter. Poised to move quickly now that he's healthy and shouldn't be in the FSL for long.
(R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Steven Matz of the Mets? I recently heard Dan Warthen comparing him to Kershaw, which to me sounds crazy, but coming back from TJ, he did pitch well last year. Do you think he'll shoot up prospect lists this year? Could he form a nasty set of pitchers in NY with Harvey, Wheeler, Syndergaard, and Montero sometime in the future? Thanks in advance Matt. I really appreciate the help.
(Jeff from New Hampshire)
First, how perfect is it that Matz plays for the Metz, er Mets? I personally find it perfect.

Comparing anyone, let alone a minor-leaguer coming off TJ surgery to Clayton Kershaw sounds foolish to me. From what I know about Matz, he might be better off in the pen (high stress delivery and undeveloped secondary offerings). Still, it never hurts to have a young guy who can miss bats with his fastball. I feel comfortable saying he's not Kershaw, but he could help the Mets in a few years and we all know they can use all the help they can get. (Matthew Kory)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Matz has the talent to be a top ___ prospect at the end of the season, assuming no serious injuries. What's his ceiling?
(Mankind from The Boilerroom)
You're looking to see if I'll say Top-101 here. I know you're little tricks. Yeah, if he's healthy he's got good stuff so maybe, but wee need to see more before I can say that with any confidence. I'm going to see St. Lucie twice this week so hopefully he'll throw and I'll have a better answer for you. I haven't seen the pitching match ups yet, but hopefully I'll draw him. Ask me again this weekend if I see him.

Don't worry everyone, I made a sandwich for hour two. Keep the questions coming! (Jeff Moore)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Vegas over/under number of number 2 or better starters from this group: Lewis Thorpe, Julio Urias, Hunter Harvey, Edwin Diaz, Alex Reyes, Jesse Hahn, Steven Matz, Adalberto Mejia.
(huggirl from Joisey)
From that group, one pitcher will develop into a number two starter (or better). I was tempted to say 0. (Jason Parks)


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