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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-8-1986
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
1.72016
0.22017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 TEX MLB 58 0 61.7 7 2 1 44 14 61 4 .261 107 6.4 2.0 0.6 8.9 45% .245 .193 0.94 2.69 2.48 84 2.59 57.3 1.7
2017 TEX MLB 54 0 49.0 3 4 10 51 19 55 6 .263 114 9.4 3.5 1.1 10.1 40% .324 .260 1.43 3.82 3.67 92 4.86 103.4 0.2
CareerMLB1120110.710611953311610.2621117.72.70.89.443%.281.2251.163.193.01883.6077.71.9

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 FTW A 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100% .000 -.005 0.00 3.29 0.00 105 5.03 105.8
2007 PDR Rk 6 0 7.3 1 0 0 5 2 16 0 .262 108 6.2 2.5 0.0 19.7 50% .500 .157 0.96 1.09 1.23 60 1.63 4.9
2010 PCH A+ 6 0 8.3 0 0 1 7 2 12 1 .265 73 7.6 2.2 1.1 13.0 41% .375 .266 1.08 2.82 4.34 83 2.52 86.6
2010 RAY Rk 4 1 5.3 1 0 0 2 1 8 0 .250 112 3.4 1.7 0.0 13.6 67% .167 .152 0.57 1.61 1.70 88 3.27 92.8
2011 MNT AA 36 0 50.3 5 3 5 48 24 77 5 .260 107 8.6 4.3 0.9 13.8 44% .384 .252 1.43 3.07 4.83 67 1.41 65.4
2016 TEX MLB 58 0 61.7 7 2 1 44 14 61 4 .261 107 6.4 2.0 0.6 8.9 45% .245 .193 0.94 2.69 2.48 84 2.59 57.3
2016 FRI AA 12 0 17.0 0 2 5 9 4 18 2 .268 4.8 2.1 1.1 9.5 42% .184 .187 0.76 3.46 2.65 89 2.20 85.4
2017 TEX MLB 54 0 49.0 3 4 10 51 19 55 6 .263 114 9.4 3.5 1.1 10.1 40% .324 .260 1.43 3.82 3.67 92 4.86 103.4

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
2016 939 0.5346 0.5133 0.7199 0.7131 0.2838 0.7765 0.5565 0.2801
2017 863 0.5191 0.5238 0.7522 0.7098 0.3229 0.8082 0.6194 0.2478
Career18020.52720.51830.73540.71150.30250.79170.58660.2646

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
2010-08-20 2010-09-14 Minors 25 0 Right Elbow Surgery Radial Nerve -
2010-06-11 2010-08-18 Minors 68 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-05-07 2010-06-01 Minors 25 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-04-05 2008-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-20 -
2007-08-10 2007-09-05 Minors 26 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-20 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TEX $544,920
2016 TEX $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2017Current$544,920
1 yrTotal$544,920

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 143 dKen Felder, Greg Genske1 year/$544,920 (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$544,920 (2017). Re-signed by Texas 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 5/13/16.
  • 2012. Placed on restricted list by Tampa Bay 3/30/12. Released by Tampa Bay 12/5/12.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/28/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/08. DFA by San Diego 2/5/09. Acquired by Toronto in trade from San Diego 2/10/09. Signed by Toronto 2/23/09. Released by Toronto 4/1/09.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2004 (1-1) (Mission Bay HS, Calif.). $3.15M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .238 .290 .345 .242
11 vs R (Multi) .171 .215 .243 .163
18 Split (Multi) .067 .076 .102 .079
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .238 .290 .345 .242
31 vs R (2016) .171 .215 .243 .163
38 Split (2016) .067 .076 .102 .079
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Articles

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Rubbing Mud: Carl Edwards Jr.'s Filthy Fast ThingMatthew Trueblood2017-09-12
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13Mike Gianella2017-06-27
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 3Mike Gianella2017-04-18
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 2Matt Collins2017-04-11
What You Need to Know: Walk It OffBen Diamond2017-04-06
What You Need to Know: Opening Day Part DeuxJared Wyllys2017-04-04
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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Annual Vogelsong AwardsRob Mains2016-11-09
Playoff Prospectus: Texas ForeverTrevor Strunk2016-10-10
PITCHf/ox: Episode 3: BeanballMeg Rowley2016-10-07
PITCHf/ox: Episode 3: BeanballJarrett Seidler2016-10-07
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Team Chemistry: What's Average For Pitchers?John Choiniere2016-08-17
What You Need to Know: Green Light, Now BeginDaniel Rathman2016-08-16
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Prospectus Feature: The Matt Bush ChallengeTrevor Strunk2016-06-02
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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
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The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Nick Bacarella2013-11-11
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)12tm 5x5 roto dynasty. Would you trade Haniger, Barreto, and Aroldis for Syndergaard and Beltran? In 1st right now and 2nd in saves. I have Betances, Giles, Kintzler, Knebel, Rivero, and Matt Bush. Need more than Beltran back or try to move a lesser RP? Some solid guys on WW to fill my open spots.
(Hobbs from NY)
No, I wouldn't. You're still going to miss a bunch of time with Thor, and I'm unclear on the purpose of acquiring a non-performing 40-year-old in a shallow dynasty league. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think get's more Saves and K's ROS, Edwin Diaz or Matt Bush?
(This Or That from Closerville)
As of now, I think I'd got with Bush in both categories. I invested heavily in DIaz this season so it pains me to say that. The control problems are just such a major issue right now. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-01-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you foresee either either Matt Bush or Cam Bedrosian becoming the closer ?
(Brody from OK City)
Possibly. Frankly, lots of pitchers can close. More than most would like to admit (Harry Pavlidis)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I saw you tweeted you thought Moniak would be the worst 1.1 pick since Matt Bush on paper. What's not to like? The best prep bat (bat-to-ball ability) that projects to stay in CF. Have you seen him this spring at all?
(Jim from San Diego, CA)
1. He's not the best prep bat. He's the third best prep bat, in my opinion. 2. I've seen him multiple times this spring and summer. He's just not a guy I'd take with the first overall pick, and I LIKE him. Plus hit tool, fringe average pop, good defender. Not a 1.1 guy. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Describe to me your thoughts when you saw that Matt Bush signed with Texas
(Jake from Long Beach, CA)
I was very happy for him. He's certainly had bumps in the road and struggles with addiction, but I am always a proponent of addicts receiving another chance. I hope that people treat him with respect and dignity, looking ahead and not behind. He's got one hell of an arm; from a scouting standpoint, he's certainly an interesting conversion guy. There was talk about him falling back on pitching even leading up to him being drafted as a shortstop out of high school. He was before my time in terms of scouting him as an amateur--I believe I was doing things like wearing braces, listening to Nirvana (I still will do that from time to time) and going to middle school--but from what I recollect, it was his pure arm-strength from shortstop that was considered his best tool, even then.

It will be interesting to see if Bush--now 30--will be at all able to turn a mid-to-upper-90s fastball into a genuine middle relief mix. (Adam McInturff)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the most recent Donavan Tate news?
(Bryant from Oceanside, CA)
Hey Bryant, yeah, that's a bummer. For those who don't know, Donavan Tate, the third pick overall in 2009, is not in Padres camp due to "personal reasons." Tate owns a career .241/.358/.320 line in about 700 PA spread over three seasons, none above High-A. He isn't quite in Matt Bush territory yet, but he is fast approaching. What a complete disappointment. (Geoff Young)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)But whose call was it to draft me first instead of Justin Verlander?
(Matt Bush from Prison?)
Matt Bush is a pitcher now! Also I think a lot of the people responsible for that were cleared out when Sandy Alderson came on board. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageThe list of SD first round picks on the screen is just cruel to Padres fans. San Diego takes Donavan Tate, and that's the highest upside they've maybe ever selected. Grady Fuson loved this guy from day one, and unlike the Matt Bush disaster, they actually got the approval to spend the money on the guy they like. MONSTER athlete. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Bush has thrown 1,943 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph), also mixing in a Slider (90mph) and Curve (80mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (97mph) and Change (91mph).