26-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Mets
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
After having bone spurs removed from his elbow prior to the 2017 campaign, Matz opened the season on the disabled list with renewed elbow discomfort. He came off the DL at the beginning of June and pi...
Matz allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two across four innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He did not factor into the decision.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Steven Matz||3-Year Averages||13||13||0||78.2||82||34||10||70||20||5||5||0||0||0||3.91||1.30|
|Career (View All)||49||49||0||271.3||278||122||39||247||76||16||18||0||–||–||4.05||1.30|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.0 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.6 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.6 IP/G
Steven Matz Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||5.7||8.68||2.60||3.34||0.94||–||70%||–||4.22||3.50||.332|
|Rest Of Season||0||20||110.9||7.96||2.51||3.17||1.06||–||71.7%||–||4.09||3.79||.320|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Steven Matz||3-Year Averages||13||13||78.2||8.05||2.30||3.50||1.15||–||73.9%||–||3.91||3.84||.323|
Steven Matz Defensive Stats
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2018 Stat Review for Steven Matz As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
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New York Mets Roster
MajorsBlevins, Jerry (P)
AAAAsche, Cody (DH)
AAAlonso, Peter (1B)
A+Becerra, Wuilmer (OF)
ABrodey, Quinn (OF)
RookieBuchmann, Connor (P)
Steven Matz: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Unfortunately, nothing about Matz's outlook changed in 2016. He was seen as a high-end No. 3 starter with durability concerns, and sure enough, he posted a 3.39 FIP and 129:31 K:BB in 132.1 innings but missed the final six weeks of the season with a shoulder injury. He did not need shoulder surgery, but he did have an offseason procedure to remove a bone spur from his elbow, further adding to the litany of arm issues on his resume at the age of 25. At his best, Matz pairs a mid-90s sinker that can miss bats with above-average secondaries in his curveball and changeup. His 51.1 percent groundball rate ranked 18th among starters with 130-plus innings, and for a sinkerballer, his 23.6 percent strikeout rate is pretty impressive. Matz will enter spring training as the Mets' No. 4 starter, and he will be appropriately discounted in drafts due to the durability concerns. If he ever stays healthy for a full season, his owners will enjoy the profits.
Already flush with an obscene amount of pitching, the Mets called up Matz in late June and he appeared ready to join the conversation as the next big thing along with his young rotation-mates. His first two starts were 13.2 IP of a 1.32 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with 14 strikeouts and five walks. A torn lat muscle halted his speedy ascent and cost him two months, but he was good in September and throughout the postseason with a 3.19 ERA across 36.2 IP. The skills arenít really in question, even after just 50 IP (regular & postseason), but health was an issue coming up through the minors and seeing him hit the DL after just two MLB starts is worrisome. At the same time, this kind of profile can net big returns as long as the price isnít through the roof. Betting on health when the skills are already in place is a worthy gamble and a better use of resources than hoping for skills growth in areas of weakness.
Tommy John surgery prevented Matz, a 2009 second-rounder, from debuting as a pro until 2012. He wouldnít make his full season debut until a year later, and while the numbers were impressive, he was as a 22-year-old in A-ball. Matz took a big step forward in 2014, not only with another injury-free season during which he managed a career-high innings total (141), but he dominated yet again, splitting time between High-A and Double-A with a low-2.00s ERA in both. He works at 92-94 mph from the left side with solid command. His slow curve can be a plus pitch and should also miss bats regularly. The growth of his changeup will determine his future. When right, it looks great, but it is inconsistent. He has made up for the missed time and now sits on the doorstep of the big leagues, but the Mets may not have a need anytime soon. Consider Matz a worthwhile pick in leagues with minor league focus, otherwise wait until he is in the majors to act on him.
Matz, the Mets' top selection in the 2009 draft, had a slow recovery from May 2010 Tommy John surgery, finally pitching this year in the minors. He made the most of the year, tossing an impressive season for Low-A Savannah and posting a 2.62 ERA with 121 strikeouts over 106.1 innings. He has a fastball that tops out around 94 mph in addition to a good feel for his curveball and changeup. Matz was added to the 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, and he should begin 2014 at High-A St. Lucie.