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Birth Date1-20-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.32010
0.62011
-0.42012
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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
2006 HOU 23 4 2 15.0 9.7 5.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 66 17 10 10 1 24 7 7 0 11 6.00 3.91 5.02 -0.4 -0.0
2007 HOU 24 31 18 110.7 93.0 17.7 4 11 0 0 8 1 508 127 77 72 18 215 50 44 7 71 5.86 5.55 6.41 -6.6 -0.7
2008 BAL 25 28 3 49.0 11.3 37.7 3 3 0 2 1 0 208 43 21 19 4 59 22 21 2 26 3.49 4.63 5.74 1.0 0.1
2009 BAL 26 56 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 3 6 0 4 0 0 309 80 43 41 3 108 36 33 2 49 5.51 3.96 4.51 10.0 0.9
2010 BAL 27 62 0 75.7 0.0 75.7 5 3 0 2 0 0 329 78 41 38 6 109 34 29 2 49 4.52 4.21 5.41 2.7 0.3
2011 BOS 28 56 0 64.7 0.0 64.7 4 4 0 4 0 0 290 62 35 34 7 96 31 30 5 68 4.73 4.04 4.72 5.9 0.6
2012 ARI 29 23 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 1 1 0 2 0 0 84 16 7 6 3 25 7 7 1 19 2.57 4.33 5.19 -1.1 -0.1
2012 BOS 29 40 0 39.3 0.0 39.3 2 0 0 5 0 0 157 30 14 10 6 50 15 12 1 25 2.29 4.98 5.95 -2.9 -0.3
2013 CLE 30 56 0 63.0 0.0 63.0 3 1 0 1 0 0 262 57 25 22 2 73 23 20 1 35 3.14 3.52 4.52 0.7 0.1
2014 HOU 31 8 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 42 10 1 1 0 13 3 3 1 8 0.90 2.77 1.99 2.5 0.3
Career36423515.3114.0401.3253102191225552027425350772228206223614.424.435.2911.91.1

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 MAR Rk 13 13 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .383 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TCV A- 15 14 86.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LEX A 22 21 111.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLM A+ 28 27 148.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.632 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 4 2 15.0 5.02 80 .285 .262 .330 .413 .261 .340 86 -0.1 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2006 CCH AA 19 19 116.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 4 4 25.2 4.49 93 .248 .257 .332 .392 .255 .279 92 2.5 0.2 1.8 0.1
2007 HOU MLB 31 18 110.7 6.41 68 .289 .265 .324 .415 .254 .301 101 -3.9 -0.4 -6.6 -0.7
2007 ROU AAA 9 9 53.0 5.55 81 .261 .267 .339 .423 .263 .293 96 2.5 0.2 1.3 0.2
2008 BAL MLB 28 3 49.0 5.74 86 .237 .266 .336 .412 .262 .255 106 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2008 ABE A- 2 0 2.0 1.08 174 .159 .265 .336 .398 .271 .333 94 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2009 BAL MLB 56 0 67.0 4.51 113 .268 .268 .334 .430 .262 .352 108 10.2 1.0 10.0 0.9
2009 NOR AAA 10 0 12.7 3.86 112 .308 .268 .338 .400 .252 .400 102 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2010 BAL MLB 62 0 75.7 5.41 93 .247 .258 .328 .412 .259 .303 113 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 BOS MLB 56 0 64.7 4.72 104 .269 .254 .320 .400 .261 .309 110 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2011 PAW AAA 2 0 3.0 3.71 108 .061 .262 .352 .429 .274 .125 91 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2012 ARI MLB 23 0 21.0 5.19 80 .236 .267 .326 .422 .269 .241 100 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2012 BOS MLB 40 0 39.3 5.95 72 .235 .250 .315 .410 .259 .218 105 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2013 CLE MLB 56 0 63.0 4.52 92 .240 .253 .314 .388 .260 .274 97 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2014 HOU MLB 8 0 10.0 1.99 153 .251 .254 .322 .397 .265 .333 102 2.5 0.3 2.5 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
2002 MAR Rk 2 3 0 13 13 59.7 61 38 72 2 0% .383 9.2 5.7 0.3 10.9 1.66 5.13 0.0 0.0
2003 TCV A- 5 4 0 15 14 86.3 69 25 94 1 0% .296 7.2 2.6 0.1 9.8 1.09 2.92 0.0 0.0
2004 LEX A 8 3 0 22 21 111.3 95 57 140 3 0% .329 7.7 4.6 0.2 11.3 1.37 3.32 0.0 0.0
2005 SLM A+ 8 12 0 28 27 148.7 161 62 146 15 0% -.632 9.7 3.8 0.9 8.8 1.50 4.66 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 2 1 0 4 4 25.2 24 10 26 2 40% .279 8.6 3.6 0.7 9.3 1.35 3.93 1.8 0.1
2006 CCH AA 10 2 0 19 19 116.1 96 47 95 4 0% .272 7.4 3.6 0.3 7.4 1.23 2.17 0.0 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 0 2 0 4 2 15.0 17 7 11 1 46% .340 10.2 4.2 0.6 6.6 1.60 6.00 -0.4 -0.0
2007 HOU MLB 4 11 0 31 18 110.7 127 50 71 18 49% .301 10.3 4.1 1.5 5.8 1.60 5.86 -6.6 -0.7
2007 ROU AAA 2 3 0 9 9 53.0 50 22 43 6 54% .293 8.5 3.7 1.0 7.3 1.36 3.74 1.3 0.2
2008 BAL MLB 3 3 0 28 3 49.0 43 22 26 4 54% .255 7.9 4.0 0.7 4.8 1.33 3.49 1.0 0.1
2008 ABE A- 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 4 0 67% .333 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.9 0.1
2009 BAL MLB 3 6 0 56 0 67.0 80 36 49 3 51% .352 10.7 4.8 0.4 6.6 1.73 5.51 10.0 0.9
2009 NOR AAA 1 0 0 10 0 12.7 19 5 12 1 59% .400 13.5 3.5 0.7 8.5 1.89 5.67 2.0 0.2
2010 BAL MLB 5 3 0 62 0 75.7 78 34 49 6 58% .303 9.3 4.0 0.7 5.8 1.48 4.52 2.7 0.3
2011 PAW AAA 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 1 0 2 0 38% .125 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.33 0.00 0.2 0.0
2011 BOS MLB 4 4 0 56 0 64.7 62 31 68 7 48% .309 8.6 4.3 1.0 9.5 1.44 4.73 5.9 0.6
2012 BOS MLB 2 0 0 40 0 39.3 30 15 25 6 56% .218 6.9 3.4 1.4 5.7 1.14 2.29 -2.9 -0.3
2012 ARI MLB 1 1 0 23 0 21.0 16 7 19 3 60% .241 6.9 3.0 1.3 8.1 1.10 2.57 -1.1 -0.1
2013 CLE MLB 3 1 0 56 0 63.0 57 23 35 2 66% .274 8.1 3.3 0.3 5.0 1.27 3.14 0.7 0.1
2014 HOU MLB 0 0 0 8 0 10.0 10 3 8 0 53% .333 9.0 2.7 0.0 7.2 1.30 0.90 2.5 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
2008 728 0.4739 0.4091 0.8653 0.6087 0.2272 0.9381 0.6897 0.1347
2009 1187 0.4356 0.4456 0.8314 0.6151 0.3134 0.9182 0.7000 0.1686
2010 1276 0.4397 0.4357 0.8219 0.6185 0.2923 0.8847 0.7177 0.1763
2011 1172 0.5239 0.3997 0.8348 0.5700 0.2079 0.8857 0.6810 0.1631
2012 883 0.4587 0.4501 0.8060 0.6469 0.2824 0.8626 0.6963 0.1940
2013 934 0.4486 0.4480 0.8230 0.6181 0.3087 0.8842 0.7233 0.1746
2014 170 0.4294 0.4588 0.7564 0.6027 0.3505 0.8864 0.5882 0.2436
Career63500.46210.43230.82720.61130.27580.89420.69880.1717

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-22 - 60-DL - - Right Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2011-04-06 2011-04-21 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2008-06-26 2008-09-29 60-DL 95 84 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 HOU $200,000
2014 HOU $2,250,000
2013 CLE $1,750,000
2012 BOS $1,075,000
2011 BOS $875,000
2010 BAL $680,000
2009 BAL $410,000
2008 BAL $395,000
2007 HOU $380,000
2006 HOU $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$5,892,000
2011Current$2,250,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$8,142,000
1 yrFuture$200,000
10 yrTotal$8,342,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 141 dSelect Sports Group1 year/$2.45M (2014), 2015 option

Details
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2014). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/17/13. 14:$2.25M, 15:$3M club option, $0.2M buyout.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Boston 7/31/12. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Arizona 12/11/12.
  • 1 year/$0.875M (2011). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/10. $0.4M guaranteed.
  • 1 year/$0.68M (2010). Re-signed by Baltimore 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration) (split contract, $0.275M in minors). Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/2/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/11/09. Recalled 4/15/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/28/09. Recalled 5/22/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/18/09. Recalled 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Signed by Baltimore 1/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Re-signed by Houston 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/24/07. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 12/12/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased by Houston 11/05. Re-signed by Houston 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Recalled 7/06. Optioned to Triple-A 8/06. Recalled 9/06. Optioned to Triple-A 9/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • Drafted by Houston 2001 (23-686) (San Jacinto JC, Texas) (draft-and-follow).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .345 .381 .263
11 vs R (Multi) .232 .299 .312 .235
18 Split (Multi) .023 .046 .069 .028
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .262 .333 .350 .243
31 vs R (2013) .226 .295 .278 .235
38 Split (2013) .037 .039 .071 .008
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is Matt Albers' nickname not "Hey Hey Hey"?
(Matt from Austin, TX)
It should be (Sam Miller)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does Matt Albers have to show in order to make the Red Sox roster as a reliever out of spring training?
(dawson950 from cape cod)
Hey, if the Sox are going to pick up Scott Atchison's option and give him a shot, the bar isn't set that high. He just has to not suck, and hope none of the other guys who are fighting for one of the last bullpen spots puts up big spring numbers or an impressive new pitch. (Marc Normandin)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Albers has thrown 7,232 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph).