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Matt Chico PNationals

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 220 7 15 0 128 4.95 0.3
Birth Date6-10-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2007 WAS MLB 31 31 167.0 183 74 94 26 .259 96 9.9 4.0 1.4 5.1 34% .286 .291 1.54 5.50 4.63 118 5.46 0.5
2008 WAS MLB 11 8 48.0 63 17 31 10 .269 95 11.8 3.2 1.9 5.8 41% .331 .321 1.67 5.65 6.19 107 7.36 -1.0
2010 WAS MLB 1 1 5.0 6 0 3 0 .259 91 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4 61% .333 .256 1.20 2.51 3.60 103 4.68 0.0
CareerMLB4340220.02529112836.2619510.33.71.55.236%.298.2971.565.464.951165.86-0.5

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
2003 YAK A- 17 13 71.3 75 25 71 4 .000 9.5 3.2 0.5 9.0 0% .348 .000 1.40 3.36 3.53
2004 SBN A 14 14 87.7 59 27 89 9 .000 6.1 2.8 0.9 9.1 0% .229 .000 0.98 3.80 2.57
2004 ELP AA 14 12 62.3 82 36 59 7 .000 11.8 5.2 1.0 8.5 0% .375 .000 1.89 4.81 5.78
2005 LNC A+ 18 18 110.0 101 39 102 13 .000 8.3 3.2 1.1 8.3 0% -.561 .000 1.27 4.68 3.76
2005 TEN AA 10 10 52.7 75 15 35 8 .261 50 12.8 2.6 1.4 6.0 36% .360 .296 1.71 4.96 5.98
2006 LNC A+ 10 10 50.2 48 11 49 5 .284 74 8.6 2.0 0.9 8.8 45% .333 .242 1.18 3.82 3.76
2006 HAR AA 4 4 22.2 28 8 13 3 .250 84 11.4 3.2 1.2 5.3 55% .314 .283 1.62 5.02 3.24
2006 TEN AA 13 13 81.1 62 21 63 6 .254 88 6.9 2.3 0.7 7.0 41% .254 .209 1.02 3.16 2.22
2007 WAS MLB 31 31 167.0 183 74 94 26 .259 96 9.9 4.0 1.4 5.1 34% .286 .291 1.54 5.50 4.63
2007 COH AAA 2 2 11.0 9 5 7 1 .250 95 7.4 4.1 0.8 5.7 28% .258 .241 1.27 4.45 3.27
2008 WAS MLB 11 8 48.0 63 17 31 10 .269 95 11.8 3.2 1.9 5.8 41% .331 .321 1.67 5.65 6.19
2008 COH AAA 1 1 4.0 7 2 1 0 .256 87 15.8 4.5 0.0 2.2 35% .412 .346 2.25 4.32 9.00
2009 HAG A 3 3 11.0 11 0 8 2 .273 83 9.0 0.0 1.6 6.5 38% .281 .262 1.00 4.64 2.45
2009 HAR AA 12 12 50.3 54 28 36 2 .265 94 9.7 5.0 0.4 6.4 41% .333 .289 1.63 3.89 4.29
2010 WAS MLB 1 1 5.0 6 0 3 0 .259 91 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4 61% .333 .256 1.20 2.51 3.60
2010 HAR AA 5 5 26.0 26 7 17 2 .245 104 9.0 2.4 0.7 5.9 46% .289 .243 1.27 3.86 3.12
2010 SYR AAA 21 21 115.7 120 34 69 12 .254 102 9.3 2.6 0.9 5.4 42% .287 .257 1.33 4.33 3.73
2011 HAR AA 10 0 14.0 25 7 16 3 .266 85 16.1 4.5 1.9 10.3 33% .458 .418 2.29 5.84 10.93
2011 SYR AAA 8 0 10.7 16 5 8 0 .258 95 13.5 4.2 0.0 6.8 45% .421 .287 1.97 3.14 5.06
2011 NAT Rk 9 2 21.3 19 2 14 0 .261 99 8.0 0.8 0.0 5.9 47% .279 .223 0.98 2.39 2.95

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 801 0.4894 0.4395 0.8324 0.6250 0.2616 0.8776 0.7290 0.1648
2010 79 0.4810 0.4557 0.8889 0.6579 0.2683 0.9600 0.7273 0.1111
Career8800.48860.4410.83750.6280.26220.8850.72880.16

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
2011-06-09 2011-07-21 Minors 42 38 - Not Disclosed Released After - -
2009-03-28 2009-07-08 60-DL 102 82 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-07-03
2008-05-23 2008-09-05 Minors 105 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-07-03

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 WAS $431,000
2008 WAS $409,000
2007 WAS $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,220,000
3 yrTotal$1,220,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 100 d2012

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/11 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 3/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 2/4/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10. Designated for optional assignment by Washington 5/9/10 (optional ML waivers required as player more than 3 years removed from first appearance on Major League roster). DFA by Washington, sent outright to Triple-A 12/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.431M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09.
  • 1 year/$0.409M (2008). Re-signed by Washington 1/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Re-signed by Washington 1/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Acquired in trade 8/06, with Washington paying Arizona about $2M to cover a portion of remaining money due on Livan Hernandez' contract.
  • Drafted 2003 (3-96). $0.365M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Matt Chico is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part ThreeSam Miller2015-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: San Diego High School Baseball at the Turn of the MillenniumGeoff Young2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East UpdateChristina Kahrl2011-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSeidnotes: A Streak of MyersEric Seidman2010-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Optional WaiversJeff Euston2010-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Optional WaiversEric Seidman2010-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #13Craig Brown2010-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Youthful Orient-ationChristina Kahrl2010-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2010-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Mayhem EditionChristina Kahrl2010-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL EastChristina Kahrl2010-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Capital Offenses?Christina Kahrl2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Nationals Disgrace?Steven Goldman2009-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Add-OnsChristina Kahrl2009-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Rewind and ReviewWill Carroll2009-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East Rosters ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-04-02
Prospectus Preview: Opening Day's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Washington NationalsWill Carroll2008-03-30
UTK Wrap: Getting CloserWill Carroll2008-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: National League QuestionsJohn Perrotto2008-02-10
Spring Training Preview: NL EastJoe Sheehan2008-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Matchups That MatterJim Baker2007-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: A Mailbag Double PlayDan Fox2007-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Blowing Hot and ColdJim Baker2007-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessRebuilding on the River: The 2007 NationalsJohn Perrotto2007-08-09
Prospectus Hit List: Friday the 13th EditionJay Jaffe2007-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Saves, Strikes, and RetreadsJohn Perrotto2007-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Busting Out from BelowJay Jaffe2007-05-25
Transaction Analysis: NL-Brand KetchupChristina Kahrl2007-05-24
Transaction of the Day: Studies in Damage ControlChristina Kahrl2007-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Never a Dull MomentWill Carroll2007-04-30
Prospectus Hit List: Three Weeks InJay Jaffe2007-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Drought and DespairJohn Perrotto2007-04-15
Prospectus Today: Opening Day ObservationsJoe Sheehan2007-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessRule 5 Preview: Top 20 Eligible PlayersDavid Regan2005-12-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did I make the right decission sending John Lannan down to AAA instead of Matt Chico to start the season?
(Jim Bowden from Washington, DC)
Absolutely. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Matt Chico threw 1,450 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph) and Change (82mph).