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Birth Date9-16-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 10 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.02010
3.12011
1.52012
-0.02013
0.32014
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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
2008 TEX 22 15 15 83.7 83.7 0.0 9 3 0 0 6 0 372 100 57 51 12 173 31 29 2 42 5.49 5.21 5.83 5.3 0.5
2009 TEX 23 11 11 63.3 63.3 0.0 4 5 0 0 2 0 283 81 43 43 9 128 23 23 2 34 6.11 5.10 5.85 3.1 0.5
2010 TEX 24 37 6 78.3 34.0 44.3 3 2 2 2 3 0 356 80 45 41 10 126 39 36 2 46 4.71 5.10 5.70 1.2 -0.0
2011 TEX 25 31 30 185.7 183.7 2.0 14 9 0 0 20 0 772 180 79 70 13 262 57 56 1 126 3.39 3.55 4.22 26.4 3.1
2012 TEX 26 32 32 213.3 213.3 0.0 18 11 0 0 20 2 876 210 82 78 22 330 59 59 1 133 3.29 3.98 4.63 15.5 1.5
2013 TEX 27 2 2 10.7 10.7 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 51 14 11 10 2 24 7 5 0 12 8.44 5.23 5.71 -0.1 -0.0
2014 TEX 28 4 4 17.3 17.3 0.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 84 20 8 8 1 27 12 12 1 10 4.15 5.01 5.14 0.1 0.0
Career132100652.3606.046.3493322522279468532530169107022822094034.154.314.9651.45.6

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
2004 DNV Rk 13 12 66.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROM A 27 27 167.0 5.54 51 .229 .263 .344 .398 .269 .280 69 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2006 MYR A+ 13 13 81.0 5.51 72 .198 .247 .334 .367 .252 .302 84 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2006 MIS AA 13 12 77.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MIS AA 20 20 116.7 5.15 73 .260 .253 .328 .383 .261 .304 89 -4.4 -0.4 -5.8 -0.6
2007 gcr Wnt 7 7 27.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .194 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TEX MLB 15 15 83.7 5.83 91 .282 .263 .326 .403 .255 .309 114 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5
2008 FRI AA 9 9 46.0 4.56 90 .270 .274 .349 .417 .280 .311 88 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2008 OKL AAA 6 6 38.0 6.17 77 .260 .261 .332 .402 .253 .303 100 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2009 TEX MLB 11 11 63.3 5.85 88 .282 .261 .327 .422 .257 .335 109 3.7 0.4 3.1 0.5
2009 FRI AA 3 3 9.0 3.90 121 .225 .264 .344 .378 .248 .333 109 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2009 gcr Wnt 5 4 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .192 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 TEX MLB 37 6 78.3 5.70 86 .278 .259 .325 .394 .256 .270 112 1.3 0.1 1.2 -0.0
2010 FRI AA 2 0 3.0 1.34 166 .201 .273 .346 .429 .269 .375 90 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2010 OKL AAA 1 1 4.3 5.66 92 .361 .285 .356 .431 .271 .500 105 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 TEX MLB 31 30 185.7 4.22 115 .239 .257 .318 .407 .261 .290 111 28.3 3.0 26.4 3.1
2012 TEX MLB 32 32 213.3 4.63 98 .246 .252 .313 .400 .259 .284 103 14.3 1.5 15.5 1.5
2013 TEX MLB 2 2 10.7 5.71 70 .345 .254 .322 .415 .272 .400 102 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2013 FRI AA 2 2 5.0 3.60 122 .228 .270 .331 .390 .269 .357 107 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2013 ROU AAA 1 1 3.0 10.80 -56 .345 .288 .356 .447 .275 .167 89 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2014 TEX MLB 4 4 17.3 5.14 77 .294 .264 .321 .406 .265 .317 99 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 FRI AA 3 3 16.0 3.45 117 .245 .239 .311 .355 .252 .245 95 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2

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
2004 DNV Rk 4 4 0 13 12 66.0 72 10 49 3 0% .321 9.8 1.4 0.4 6.7 1.24 4.09 0.0 0.0
2005 ROM A 12 7 0 27 27 167.0 151 30 118 17 41% .280 8.1 1.6 0.9 6.4 1.08 3.23 0.5 0.1
2006 MIS AA 3 4 0 13 12 77.0 83 17 54 6 0% .306 9.7 2.0 0.7 6.3 1.30 3.62 0.0 0.0
2006 MYR A+ 8 4 0 13 13 81.0 77 16 60 6 51% .302 8.6 1.8 0.7 6.7 1.15 3.11 3.1 0.3
2007 MIS AA 5 7 0 20 20 116.7 118 34 78 6 49% .304 9.1 2.6 0.5 6.0 1.30 3.39 -5.8 -0.6
2007 gcr Wnt 5 0 0 7 7 27.0 16 7 19 2 0% .194 5.3 2.3 0.7 6.3 0.85 2.00 0.0 0.0
2008 FRI AA 3 2 0 9 9 46.0 49 14 35 3 47% .311 9.6 2.7 0.6 6.8 1.37 3.33 2.5 0.3
2008 TEX MLB 9 3 0 15 15 83.7 100 31 42 12 40% .309 10.8 3.3 1.3 4.5 1.57 5.49 5.3 0.5
2008 OKL AAA 3 1 0 6 6 38.0 40 14 20 3 54% .303 9.5 3.3 0.7 4.7 1.42 3.55 -0.4 -0.0
2009 gcr Wnt 1 2 0 5 4 9.0 5 6 6 0 0% .192 5.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 1.22 5.00 0.0 0.0
2009 FRI AA 0 1 0 3 3 9.0 9 4 7 0 67% .333 9.0 4.0 0.0 7.0 1.44 3.00 2.6 0.3
2009 TEX MLB 4 5 0 11 11 63.3 81 23 34 9 48% .335 11.5 3.3 1.3 4.8 1.64 6.11 3.1 0.5
2010 OKL AAA 0 1 0 1 1 4.3 9 1 4 1 59% .500 18.8 2.1 2.1 8.4 2.33 6.28 0.4 0.0
2010 TEX MLB 3 2 2 37 6 78.3 80 39 46 10 48% .270 9.2 4.5 1.1 5.3 1.52 4.71 1.2 -0.0
2010 FRI AA 0 0 1 2 0 3.0 3 0 4 0 62% .375 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 1.00 3.00 1.3 0.1
2011 TEX MLB 14 9 0 31 30 185.7 180 57 126 13 50% .290 8.7 2.8 0.6 6.1 1.28 3.39 26.4 3.1
2012 TEX MLB 18 11 0 32 32 213.3 210 59 133 22 50% .284 8.9 2.5 0.9 5.6 1.26 3.29 15.5 1.5
2013 ROU AAA 0 1 0 1 1 3.0 3 2 0 1 54% .167 9.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 1.67 9.00 -1.4 -0.1
2013 TEX MLB 0 2 0 2 2 10.7 14 7 12 2 47% .400 11.8 5.9 1.7 10.1 1.97 8.44 -0.1 -0.0
2013 FRI AA 0 1 0 2 2 5.0 5 2 5 0 57% .357 9.0 3.6 0.0 9.0 1.40 1.80 1.3 0.1
2014 FRI AA 1 0 0 3 3 16.0 12 4 10 0 49% .245 6.8 2.2 0.0 5.6 1.00 1.69 2.2 0.2
2014 TEX MLB 1 1 0 4 4 17.3 20 12 10 1 51% .317 10.4 6.2 0.5 5.2 1.85 4.15 0.1 0.0

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
2008 1359 0.4901 0.4555 0.8417 0.6441 0.2742 0.8904 0.7316 0.1567
2009 1067 0.4733 0.4400 0.8635 0.6515 0.2491 0.9119 0.7500 0.1322
2010 1382 0.5210 0.4432 0.8284 0.5986 0.2734 0.8886 0.6851 0.1699
2011 3002 0.5040 0.4504 0.8321 0.6173 0.2807 0.8897 0.7033 0.1679
2012 3243 0.5113 0.4471 0.8221 0.5983 0.2890 0.8831 0.6900 0.1752
2013 189 0.4497 0.4813 0.6889 0.6471 0.3365 0.8000 0.5143 0.3111
2014 342 0.4035 0.4152 0.8380 0.6739 0.2402 0.9247 0.6735 0.1549
Career105840.49940.44750.83060.61830.2780.88940.70090.1675

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-14 - 60-DL - - - Low Back Surgery Spinal Fusion for Spondylolisthesis L5 on S1 2014-06-04 -
2014-03-29 2014-04-27 15-DL 29 24 - Back Inflammation - -
2014-03-18 2014-03-28 Camp 10 0 - Back Soreness - -
2014-02-18 2014-03-17 Camp 27 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2013-09-09 2013-10-02 On-Alr 23 21 Left Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2013-09-09 -
2013-05-01 2013-05-01 On-Alr 0 0 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2013-05-01 -
2013-04-07 2013-10-02 60-DL 178 158 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2013-04-23 -
2013-03-09 2013-03-12 Camp 3 0 Left Inflammation 2nd Toe - -
2012-08-08 2012-08-08 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness GI - -
2012-06-24 2012-06-24 DTD 0 0 Left Low Back Tightness - -
2011-06-12 2011-06-12 DTD 0 0 Left Upper Arm Contusion Batted Ball on Triceps -
2011-06-04 2011-06-04 On-Alr 0 0 General Medical Illness Kidney Stones -
2011-05-29 2011-06-07 DTD 9 9 Left Fingers Blister -
2010-05-07 2010-05-29 15-DL 22 19 Left Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2009-06-24 2009-10-05 60-DL 103 93 Left Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2009-07-27
2009-05-26 2009-06-17 15-DL 22 19 Left Shoulder Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -
2008-04-22 2008-06-05 Minors 44 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-07-26 2007-09-05 Minors 41 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2007-02-18 2007-02-28 Camp 10 0 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TEX $2,000,000
2017 TEX $13,200,000
2016 TEX $13,200,000
2015 TEX $13,200,000
2014 TEX $8,200,000
2013 TEX $5,200,000
2012 TEX $2,950,000
2011 TEX $428,830
2010 TEX $406,090
2009 TEX $405,500
2008 TEX $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$9,780,420
2011Current$8,200,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$17,980,420
4 yrFuture$41,600,000
11 yrTotal$59,580,420

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 83 dLevinsons ACES5 years/$55M (2013-17), 2018 option

Details
  • 5 years/$55M (2013-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed extension with Texas 1/16/13 (avoided arbitration). $1M signing bonus. 13:$5M, 14:$8M, 15:$13M, 16:$13M, 17:$13M, 18:$13.25M club option ($2M buyout). 2018 option guaranteed with 600 innings in 2015-17, including 200 IP in 2017. Salary for 2018 option increases $0.5M with each season of 200 IP in 2013-17. Award bonuses: $0.25M each for Cy Young, WS MVP.
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration, $3.5M-$2.45M).
  • 1 year/$428,830 (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/22/11.
  • 1 year/$406,090 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09. Award bonus: $10,000 for All Star.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07. Re-signed 2/6/08. Performance bonus: $10,000 for Rookie of the Year.
  • Acquired by Texas in trade from Atlanta 7/31/07 (Mark Teixeira deal).
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2003 (3-97). $0.395M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .274 .348 .223
11 vs R (Multi) .277 .337 .435 .267
18 Split (Multi) -.049 -.063 -.087 -.044
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .182 .250 .182 .175
31 vs R (2013) .375 .462 .688 .382
38 Split (2013) -.193 -.212 -.506 -.207
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Harrison's K/BB ratio in the last three months: 3.7/1. Is his breakout real? Can Harrison be a good 3/solid 2?
(Or from DENTON!!)
Solid #3; he's basically showing his sustainable ceiling as we speak. As I've been saying for a while, Harrison has great stuff; even better than Holland. He just couldn't put it together. Harrison has always been in his head, not showing much fortitude in the face of failure. He was a different arm this season. He stopped nibbling and started trusting his stuff. He took a major step forward. (Jason Parks)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Going forward, pick one: Matt Harrison or Derek Holland?
(Or from DENTON!!)
Tough call. I'll go with Harrison. He's reading books now. The future is his. (Jason Parks)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Considering Matt Harrison's fast start, what numbers should we expect from him to finish out this season?
(Tavis Bregel from Covington, KY)
Not very good ones. PECOTA and I aren't believers, despite the fast start. Let's wait until that BABIP noses up over .162 to get excited. Marc warned us not to believe the hype over a week ago (I'm a link machine today: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=13441), and the same holds true after a second successful start. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you at all surprised that Texas decided on CJ Wilson in the rotation considering the other possibilities and leaving late inning duties to the oft-injured Frank Francisco, Netali Feliz who has never thrown in back-to-back games, and Darren Oliver coming off a career year at age 39?
(Jake from Chicago)
The Rangers have a ton of candidates for their rotation, many of which I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot clown pole (Brandon McCarthy and Matt Harrison come to mind). Because he's a lefty who can miss bats, Wilson is already much more interesting than those two, and worth taking a chance on. A for Feliz, his time will come, but he hasn't shown much in spring training (11.57 ERA), and he's not even 22 yet. I'm a bit more concerned about the Rangers' bullpen, but I do like Oliver, and think that perhaps some of those surplus arms can be useful down there. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Eric Hurley and Matt Harrison return to the Rangers next year, if so, Do they go into spring training with ALL of Millwood, Feldman, Hunter, Hurley, Harrison, Holland, McCarthy, and Feliz in the rotation?
(Ira from North Texas)
Both should return, but no, they won't go with an eight man rotation. They'll pick the best five, period. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for your great work, Marc. Your Player Profiles are my favorite BP articles. Just wanted to ask you your thoughts on Eric Patterson and Matt Harrison. I'm in a keeper league and am inclined to gamble on their upsides. Thanks!
(Dennis from LA)
Thanks Dennis, I appreciate that! Hopefully you all saw the Mike Gonzalez collaboration we ran a few weeks back. I'm looking forward to more of those, plus solo efforts like the Edwin Encarnacion one I mentioned earlier.

I'm not sure either is a keeper guy honestly, though some may love them more than I. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you don't see the Braves re-signing Teix, then do you see them trading him at the deadline?
(JoshEngleman from Tamaqua, PA)
They gave up A LOT to get him, including Elvis Andrus and Matt Harrison, both of whom are considered very good prospects. If I were to give you my best guess, I don't think they'll move him b/c I don't think they'll get a lot. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't feel like you've seen a lot of players dealt at the deadline the last few years who were FAs to be/"rent a player types" who have gotten produced a lot in return. It seems like teams have been more inclined to "ride it out" even if the team isn't playing well b/c they get the compensatory draft pick. (Jon "Boog" Sciambi)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Harrison has thrown 11,600 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph) and Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (85mph) and Slider (86mph).