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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 34)
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Birth Date2-11-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 7 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
0.42011
0.62012
0.92013
-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
2007 FLO 27 71 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 3 4 0 2 0 0 284 66 27 23 2 82 21 17 3 62 3.09 2.79 3.19 17.7 1.7
2008 FLO 28 66 0 57.3 0.0 57.3 3 3 5 2 0 0 245 57 21 20 1 71 26 22 1 43 3.14 3.24 3.22 11.6 1.2
2009 FLO 29 54 0 47.3 0.0 47.3 2 1 15 2 0 0 219 54 35 31 5 84 24 22 2 39 5.89 4.43 5.23 1.2 0.1
2010 HOU 30 58 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 2 5 23 6 0 0 244 68 26 26 5 95 20 19 0 43 4.39 3.84 4.68 0.3 0.0
2011 COL 31 63 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 2 2 2 4 0 0 226 52 21 18 3 72 14 10 2 36 3.00 3.27 4.25 4.0 0.4
2012 ARI 32 12 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 10 3 3 0 13 2 2 1 10 2.53 2.10 3.02 1.4 0.1
2012 BAL 32 34 0 36.3 0.0 36.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 155 35 14 11 2 45 12 10 4 30 2.72 3.43 4.42 3.8 0.4
2013 CHA 33 76 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 2 4 0 5 0 0 260 64 23 21 2 79 23 22 1 46 3.12 3.17 3.39 8.0 0.9
2014 CHA 34 35 0 34.0 0.0 34.0 2 2 6 5 0 0 158 47 23 19 3 70 12 12 1 18 5.03 4.40 5.49 -2.4 -0.3
Career4690420.70.0420.71721512700183645319317223611154136153273.683.454.0745.64.6

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 FLO MLB 71 0 67.0 3.19 136 .228 .273 .337 .429 .263 .327 104 17.5 1.7 17.7 1.7
2008 FLO MLB 66 0 57.3 3.22 128 .237 .269 .339 .427 .267 .322 96 11.6 1.2 11.6 1.2
2009 FLO MLB 54 0 47.3 5.23 82 .286 .265 .336 .416 .265 .329 98 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 HOU MLB 58 0 53.3 4.68 85 .291 .261 .329 .414 .273 .358 93 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 COL MLB 63 0 54.0 4.25 107 .235 .253 .318 .385 .260 .288 110 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2011 CSP AAA 2 0 2.0 5.00 140 .331 .297 .363 .470 .273 .600 147 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2012 ARI MLB 12 0 10.7 3.02 130 .201 .266 .329 .401 .265 .312 100 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2012 BAL MLB 34 0 36.3 4.42 106 .238 .255 .320 .413 .265 .308 107 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2012 BOW AA 2 1 2.3 7.79 22 .347 .264 .316 .363 .256 .400 98 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 ORI Rk 2 2 2.0 2.28 153 .349 .252 .315 .339 .247 .333 95 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 76 0 60.7 3.39 121 .259 .255 .316 .402 .264 .330 99 8.0 0.9 8.0 0.9
2014 CHA MLB 35 0 34.0 5.49 72 .317 .258 .318 .393 .262 .355 103 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2014 CHR AAA 5 0 4.7 6.25 82 .324 .264 .334 .397 .256 .474 117 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0

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 FLO MLB 3 4 0 71 0 67.0 66 21 62 2 48% .327 8.9 2.8 0.3 8.3 1.30 3.09 17.7 1.7
2008 FLO MLB 3 3 5 66 0 57.3 57 26 43 1 49% .322 8.9 4.1 0.2 6.8 1.45 3.14 11.6 1.2
2009 FLO MLB 2 1 15 54 0 47.3 54 24 39 5 46% .329 10.3 4.6 1.0 7.4 1.65 5.89 1.2 0.1
2010 HOU MLB 2 5 23 58 0 53.3 68 20 43 5 50% .358 11.5 3.4 0.8 7.3 1.65 4.39 0.3 0.0
2011 CSP AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 4 0 4 1 33% .600 18.0 0.0 4.5 18.0 2.00 13.50 0.8 0.1
2011 COL MLB 2 2 2 63 0 54.0 52 14 36 3 50% .288 8.7 2.3 0.5 6.0 1.22 3.00 4.0 0.4
2012 BOW AA 0 0 0 2 1 2.3 4 1 1 0 70% .400 15.4 3.9 0.0 3.9 2.14 3.86 -0.1 -0.0
2012 BAL MLB 1 0 0 34 0 36.3 35 12 30 2 51% .308 8.7 3.0 0.5 7.4 1.29 2.72 3.8 0.4
2012 ARI MLB 0 0 0 12 0 10.7 10 2 10 0 53% .312 8.4 1.7 0.0 8.4 1.12 2.53 1.4 0.1
2012 ORI Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 83% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 4.50 1.0 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 2 4 0 76 0 60.7 64 23 46 2 57% .330 9.5 3.4 0.3 6.8 1.43 3.12 8.0 0.9
2014 CHA MLB 2 2 6 35 0 34.0 47 12 18 3 55% .355 12.4 3.2 0.8 4.8 1.74 5.03 -2.4 -0.3
2014 CHR AAA 0 1 0 5 0 4.7 9 3 3 0 53% .474 17.4 5.8 0.0 5.8 2.57 13.50 -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 821 0.5384 0.5213 0.8178 0.6833 0.3325 0.8510 0.7381 0.1799
2009 821 0.5323 0.4585 0.7686 0.6316 0.2604 0.8297 0.6000 0.2314
2010 894 0.4888 0.4866 0.8000 0.6705 0.3107 0.8942 0.6056 0.1954
2011 792 0.5215 0.4905 0.8144 0.6513 0.3140 0.8959 0.6303 0.1830
2012 767 0.4980 0.4668 0.7821 0.6387 0.2961 0.8689 0.5965 0.2179
2013 941 0.4846 0.4718 0.7901 0.6338 0.3175 0.9031 0.5779 0.2099
2014 555 0.5315 0.4631 0.8288 0.6407 0.2615 0.8783 0.6912 0.1712
Career55910.51190.48060.79880.65050.30120.87510.63030.1998

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-20 2014-08-12 15-DL 84 73 Left Ankle Surgery Peroneal Tendon Subluxation 2014-05-21 -
2014-02-27 2014-03-21 Camp 22 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-07-21 2012-07-25 DTD 4 4 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
2012-05-11 2012-06-27 15-DL 47 41 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
2012-04-11 2012-04-14 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Tightness - -
2012-03-25 2012-04-04 Camp 10 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-08 2012-03-14 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2011-08-06 2011-08-26 15-DL 20 18 Right Arm Nerve Injury - -
2011-05-07 2011-05-07 DTD 0 0 Arm Soreness -
2010-08-17 2010-09-01 15-DL 15 15 Low Back Strain -
2010-08-11 2010-08-16 DTD 5 4 Low Back Soreness -
2010-06-09 2010-06-16 DTD 7 6 Low Back Spasms -
2009-06-24 2009-08-01 15-DL 38 31 Right Elbow Sprain Been Bothering for Previous 3 Weeks -
2009-03-14 2009-04-08 Camp 25 2 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2008-05-01 2008-05-08 DTD 7 6 Low Back Stiffness Been Bothering for a Week Prior -
2007-07-18 2007-07-21 DTD 3 3 Low Back Spasms -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $4,000,000
2013 CHA $2,300,000
2012 BAL $3,600,000
2011 COL $2,800,000
2010 HOU $1,625,000
2009 FLO $410,000
2008 FLO $395,000
2007 FLO $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$11,510,000
2011Current$4,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$15,510,000
8 yrTotal$15,510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 0 dGreg Genske1 year/$2.8M (2013), 2014 option

Details
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/25/13. 13:$2.3M, 14:$4M club option, $0.5M buyout. May earn additional $2.25M in performance bonuses based on games finished. Chicago White Sox exercised 2014 option for $4M 10/31/13.
  • 2 years/$6.6M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed extension with Colorado 1/17/11. 11:$2.8M, 12:$3.6M, 13:$4M club option, $0.2M buyout. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Colorado 2/6/12. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Baltimore 8/26/12. Arizona declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2010). Signed by Houston 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Houston 12/23/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Renewed by Florida 3/09. Acquired by Houston in trade from Florida 12/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Renewed by Florida 3/2/08. Recalled 7/5/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Signed by Florida 2/07 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/06. Acquired by Florida in trade from NY Mets 11/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/04. Re-signed 3/05.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2002 (10-297) (Ricks JC, Idaho).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .296 .375 .385 .269
11 vs R (Multi) .255 .308 .324 .227
18 Split (Multi) .041 .067 .061 .043
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .317 .400 .378 .275
31 vs R (2013) .255 .307 .322 .226
38 Split (2013) .062 .093 .056 .048
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like best now and ros? Shaw, lindstrom, Doolittle, familia,O'day?
(mp from to)
I can't believe I'm typing this, but Matt Lindstrom. And yes, LOL Matt Lindstrom. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 14 team, 6 keepers per team league with traditional 5x5 roto scoring. We also get 20 minor leaguers who can be kept for 3 free years once they pass 120AB/50IP. I'm being offered a deal of Jose Reyes, Aramis Ramirez and either Huston Street or Eddie Butler for David Wright and Matt Lindstrom or Alex Gonzalez. Is the injury history of Reyes/Ramirez too much? Should I not give up the best player in a keeper league? Or does the quantity outweigh those concerns?
(oscarbluth from Madison, WI)
If you can only keep 6 players, I keep the Wright side. If you think you can win it all this year with another closer and some speed, then pull the trigger and pray for health. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've been getting crushed by injuries early. I'm in a 15 team mixed where my only healthy closer left is Latroy Hawkins, yeah I know. There are no closers on waivers and most of the really good closers in waiting are taken. I'm looking at names like A.J Ramos, Jake McGee and Edward Mujica. If you're speculating on future saves are there any under the radar options that people might not be that familiar with? Thanks.
(KcDozer from Florida)
Starting to think there are no healthy relievers left. I would say Cody Allen but Bret Sayre has blown him up already. Daniel Webb on the White Sox should get a look if Matt Lindstrom fails in Nate Jonesí absence. Jeurys Familia has his issues and isnít exactly holding it down this year but he still throws hard and has a slider which is the requisite closer starting kit. Dellin Betances can get a look, there are a few names out there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What really is the travesty is that he created this situation by trading their cheapest and youngest options a few years back. Heath Bell and Matt Lindstrom were both young and cheap (while also being effective.
(lornad11 from Dumont NJ)
Now, now. Who knew that a relief pitcher with great stuff, some nifty peripherals and limited major league exposure would turn a corner in a full-time role? I mean, it's not like he had three pitches, one of them a mid-90s fastball, and was essentially traded for someone who spent as much time playing for the Mets as I have. (Marc Normandin)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Shameless fantasy question... does Nunez keep the closer role in Florida?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
It's certainly possible that he'll eventually wrest the job away from Matt Lindstrom during the latter's absence, but it's also not entirely in his control. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Matt Lindstrom ever regain the closers role or is Nunez the man now?
(Thomas from NYC)
Leo Nunez has been effective, and has good short-reliever stuff. He's not a budding star, and I suspect the two will switch roles in a manner most disturbing to fantasy owners for some time.

Here's an idea: if NFL coaches can adapt to a tandem RB setup, where no one guy is the man, why can't MLB managers do that with short relievers? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Marlins send Volstad, John Baker, Matt Lindstrom, and another spec for Ramon Hernandez and Sherill.
(Miguel from Florida)
WAY too much for a declining catcher and a half-season wonder. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matt Lindstrom has thrown 5,834 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).