Biographical

Portrait of Matt Bush

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date2-8-1986
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 FTW A 1 0 0.3 4.73 83 -.005 .258 .326 .379 .262 .000 94 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2007 PDR Rk 6 0 7.3 0.81 186 .157 .254 .341 .347 .262 .500 108 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2010 PCH A+ 6 0 8.3 1.79 153 .266 .252 .340 .366 .265 .375 73 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2010 RAY Rk 4 1 5.3 3.04 139 .152 .247 .297 .324 .250 .167 112 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2011 MNT AA 36 0 50.3 3.77 126 .252 .268 .344 .411 .260 .384 107 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2

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
2007 PDR Rk 1 0 0 6 0 7.3 5 2 16 0 50% .500 6.2 2.5 0.0 19.7 0.96 1.23 4.8 0.5
2007 FTW A 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 -0.0 -0.0
2010 PCH A+ 0 0 1 6 0 8.3 7 2 12 1 41% .375 7.6 2.2 1.1 13.0 1.08 4.34 3.0 0.3
2010 RAY Rk 1 0 0 4 1 5.3 2 1 8 0 67% .167 3.4 1.7 0.0 13.6 0.57 1.70 1.7 0.2
2011 MNT AA 5 3 5 36 0 50.3 48 24 77 5 44% .384 8.6 4.3 0.9 13.8 1.43 4.83 12.3 1.2

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
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

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dKen Felder, Greg Genske

Details
  • signed as a free agent from TOR 1/28/10 (minor-league contract)
  • released 4/1/09 optioned A 3/16/09 re-signed 2/23/09, 1 year/$0.4M (09)
  • acquired in trade from SD 2/10/09 designated for assignment 2/5/09 contract purchased 11/20/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed 6/04 $3.15M signing bonus
  • High School (CA) 04 1-1

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Santo Luis 2012 0.00 DNP
2 88 Robert Hinton 2013 0.00 DNP
3 86 Juan Abreu 2013 0.00 DNP
4 85 Joe Bisenius 2011 0.00 DNP
5 84 Corey Madden 2012 0.00 DNP
6 84 David Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
7 84 Matt Yourkin 2010 0.00 DNP
8 84 Jeff Sues 2011 0.00 DNP
9 84 Brian Akin 2010 0.00 DNP
10 84 Felix Romero 2008 0.00 DNP
11 83 Chris Schroder 2007 3.38
12 83 Josh Perrault 2010 0.00 DNP
13 82 Oneli Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
14 82 Mike Zagurski 2011 5.40
15 82 Mumba Rivera 2009 0.00 DNP
16 82 Jason Waddell 2009 5.40
17 82 Ryan Houston 2008 0.00 DNP
18 81 Pedro Viola 2011 9.82
19 81 Victor Garate 2013 0.00 DNP
20 81 Paul Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
21 81 Kyler Newby 2013 0.00 DNP
22 81 Nelson Payano 2011 0.00 DNP
23 81 Mike Bumatay 2008 0.00 DNP
24 80 Judd Songster 2008 0.00 DNP
25 80 Wilkins Arias 2009 0.00 DNP
26 80 Tracy Thorpe 2009 0.00 DNP
27 80 Ryan Keefer 2010 0.00 DNP
28 79 Daniel Sattler 2012 0.00 DNP
29 79 Casey Fien 2012 2.31
30 79 Federico Baez 2010 0.00 DNP
31 79 Dustin Richardson 2012 0.00 DNP
32 79 Greg Atencio 2010 0.00 DNP
33 79 Sung-Ki Jung 2008 0.00 DNP
34 79 Carlos Guevara 2010 0.00 DNP
35 79 Chris Mobley 2012 0.00 DNP
36 79 Jason Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
37 79 Eammon Portice 2013 0.00 DNP
38 78 John Gaub 2013 0.00 DNP
39 78 Beau Vaughan 2009 0.00 DNP
40 78 Brad Kilby 2011 0.00 DNP
41 78 Jorge Vasquez 2007 0.00 DNP
42 78 Steve Bray 2009 0.00 DNP
43 78 Carlos Martinez 2010 0.00 DNP
44 77 Jeff Ridgway 2009 0.00 DNP
45 77 James Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
46 77 Justin Hedrick 2010 0.00 DNP
47 77 John Hudgins 2010 0.00 DNP
48 77 Jason Motte 2010 2.06
49 77 Brandon Gomes 2013 6.98
50 77 Joe Esposito 2013 0.00 DNP
51 77 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
52 77 German Melendez 2009 0.00 DNP
53 76 Henry Owens 2007 2.74
54 76 Dustin Molleken 2013 0.00 DNP
55 76 Adam Carr 2012 0.00 DNP
56 76 Marcos Mateo 2012 0.00 DNP
57 76 Bill Murphy 2009 3.18
58 76 Francisco Felix 2012 0.00 DNP
59 76 Kazuhito Tadano 2008 0.00 DNP
60 76 Ben Julianel 2008 0.00 DNP
61 76 Jose Valdez 2011 9.00
62 76 Marcus McBeth 2009 0.00 DNP
63 76 Brian Sanches 2007 6.75
64 76 A.J. Battisto 2012 0.00 DNP
65 75 Lee Hyde 2013 0.00 DNP
66 75 Will Harris 2013 2.91
67 75 Derrick Loop 2012 0.00 DNP
68 75 Jose Lugo 2012 0.00 DNP
69 75 Reid Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
70 75 Andy Graham 2012 0.00 DNP
71 75 Dewon Day 2009 0.00 DNP
72 75 Joe Torres 2011 0.00 DNP
73 74 Darren Clarke 2009 0.00 DNP
74 74 Steve Colyer 2007 4.91
75 74 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
76 74 Pat Venditte 2013 0.00 DNP
77 74 Jim Henderson 2011 0.00 DNP
78 74 Dirk Hayhurst 2009 2.78
79 74 Andy Cavazos 2009 0.00 DNP
80 74 Fernando Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
81 74 Michael Wuertz 2007 3.73
82 74 John Lujan 2012 0.00 DNP
83 74 T.J. Beam 2009 0.00 DNP
84 74 Stuart Pomeranz 2013 0.00 DNP
85 74 Ricky Brooks 2013 0.00 DNP
86 74 Jason Anderson 2007 0.00 DNP
87 74 Rommie Lewis 2011 14.40
88 74 B.J. LaMura 2009 0.00 DNP
89 74 Juan Salas 2007 4.71
90 73 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
91 73 Jarrett Grube 2010 0.00 DNP
92 73 Mike Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
93 73 Zach Simons 2013 0.00 DNP
94 73 Michael James 2009 0.00 DNP
95 73 Josh Lueke 2013 5.06
96 73 Wilkin De La Rosa 2013 0.00 DNP
97 73 Jim Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
98 73 Mike Dunn 2013 2.79
99 73 Mike DeMark 2011 0.00 DNP
100 73 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Matt Bush's DUI hit-and-run in spring training cost the former overall number-one pick his season and earned him his October release from the Rays and four years in state prison.
2012 One of the former top five overall draft picks on the 40-man roster, the former shortstop is now a power reliever with with a live arm and improving command. In just 50 innings of work (36 outings) in Double-A, he struck out 77 batters while walking 24. He has yet to pitch in Triple-A, but he could very well be on the Durham-St.Pete shuttle a time or three in 2012.
2011 One of the biggest first-round busts in history, ex-shortstop/problem drinker Matt Bush drifted to the Rays, where he showed mid-90s velocity in a handful of outings despite battling elbow soreness; his electric arm and off-field progress were enough for the team to protect him on the 40-man roster.
2009 Former number one overall mistake Matt Bush missed all of 2008 recovering from Tommy John surgery, but the Padres had some hope for his conversion to the mound as he was touching the upper 90s before his elbow exploded.
2007 After injuries derailed Matt Bush in 2006, his outside chance at being the new Royce Clayton got a little more outside; he could always go back to the mound, where he was projected as a second-round talent coming out of high school.
2006 The Padres have a recent history of busted 1st-round shortstops, and Bush is a good bet to continue the tradition. He`s got a major league arm, but otherwise he hasn`t shown much aptitude for the position. That`s a problem, because his bat is not likely to carry him at another position. This is what happens when teams take a hard line on draft picks` bonuses, then fall back on the local kid as Plan B; having Stephen Drew and Khalil Greene on the same team is a problem the Pads would kill to have right about now.

BP Articles

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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-IfsBaseball Prospectus2014-06-04
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The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Chris Mosch2013-11-11
The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Andrew Koo2013-11-11
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The BP Wayback Machine: Taking a Step Back, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2012-06-08
Wezen-Ball: A Guaranteed Draft Return?Larry Granillo2012-06-01
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Western Front: They Came from Across the SeaGeoff Young2012-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-20
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Advantage of Low ExpectationsM.J. Lloyd2012-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: One of These Days, Baseball Will Come Back to Save MeJason Parks2011-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Constructing a ChampionKevin Goldstein2011-09-30
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Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
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Future Shock: First-Round RecapKevin Goldstein2009-06-10
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Future Shock: Risers and Fallers, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-10
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Under The Knife: A Cold StartWill Carroll2007-04-06
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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)