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Matt Albers

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers

2018 Stats

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3-2

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3.45

WHIP

1.15

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25

SV

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Due to injuries and poor performance at the back end of the Nationals' bullpen during the first half, Albers fell into the closer role briefly, earning his first two career saves in his 12th major-lea...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  7/27/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 264   DOB: 1/20/1983
BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: San Jacinto (TX) JC   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Albers Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2018.

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Albers (shoulder) pitched a simulated game Saturday that he and manager Craig Counsell said went well, meaning Albers will next pitch for Triple-A Colorado Springs on a date yet to be determined, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Matt Albers Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 21 A LEX 22 21 0 111.3 95 41 3 140 57 8 3 0 3.31 1.37
2005 22 A SAL 28 27 0 148.2 161 77 15 146 62 8 12 0 4.66 1.50
2006 23 AA COR 19 19 0 116.0 96 28 4 95 47 10 2 0 2.17 1.23
2006 23 AAA ROU 4 4 0 25.0 24 11 2 26 10 2 1 0 3.96 1.36
2006 23 MAJ HOU 4 2 0 15.0 17 10 1 11 7 0 2 0 6.00 1.60
2007 24 AAA ROU 9 9 0 53.0 50 22 6 43 22 2 3 0 3.74 1.36
2007 24 MAJ HOU 31 18 0 110.7 127 72 18 71 50 4 11 0 5.86 1.60
2008 25 A ABE 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 25 MAJ BAL 28 3 0 49.0 43 19 4 26 22 3 3 0 3.49 1.33
2009 26 AAA NOR 10 0 0 12.7 18 8 1 12 5 1 0 0 5.68 1.82
2009 26 MAJ BAL 56 0 0 67.0 80 41 3 49 36 3 6 0 5.51 1.73
2010 27 MAJ BAL 62 0 0 75.7 78 38 6 49 34 5 3 0 2 7 4.52 1.48
2011 28 AAA PAW 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2011 28 MAJ BOS 56 0 0 64.7 62 34 7 68 31 4 4 0 3 10 4.73 1.44
2012 29 MAJ ARI 23 0 0 21.0 16 6 3 19 7 1 1 0 2 2 2.57 1.10
2012 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 0 39.3 30 10 6 25 15 2 0 0 4 7 2.29 1.14
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ARI/BOS 63 0 0 60.3 46 16 9 44 22 3 1 0 6 9 2.39 1.13
2013 30 MAJ CLE 56 0 0 63.0 57 22 2 35 23 3 1 0 0 1 3.14 1.27
2014 31 MAJ HOU 8 0 0 10.0 10 1 0 8 3 0 0 0 1 3 0.90 1.30
2015 32 AA BIR 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2015 32 AAA CHA 7 0 0 9.2 10 6 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.59 1.20
2015 32 MAJ CWS 30 0 0 37.3 31 5 3 28 9 2 0 0 0 6 1.21 1.07
2016 33 MAJ CWS 58 1 0 51.3 67 36 10 30 19 2 6 0 4 13 6.31 1.68
2017 34 MAJ WAS 63 0 0 61.0 35 11 6 63 17 7 2 2 3 14 1.62 0.85
2018 35 A WIS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2018 35 MAJ MIL 25 0 0 28.7 26 11 5 25 7 3 2 1 1 7 3.45 1.15
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3-Year Averages     50 0 0 49.9 44 17 6 40 15 3 2 0 2 11 3.07 1.18
Career  (View All)     540 24 0 693.7 679 316 74 507 280 39 41 3 4.10 1.38

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Matt Albers Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 11 ChC 0.7 3 5 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.45 1.15
Jun. 8 @Phi 1.7 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.04
Jun. 3 @CWS 1.0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.05 0.99
Jun. 1 @CWS 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.42 0.95
May. 28 StL 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.08 0.88
May. 22 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.17 0.91
May. 21 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.23 0.95
May. 16 @Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.29 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
8.7 10 8 8 3 3 9 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 2 8.31 1.50
Matt Albers Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 18 Dayton 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00

Matt Albers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20184911410103.233
20178619813312.171
2016778820414.308

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20186814316012.258
201714744922104.163
20161602211471216.326

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201811.721011313.860.86
201734.361132721.050.64
201625.711019744.211.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201817.011114443.181.35
201726.7111311042.361.13
201625.7150111268.421.99
Matt Albers vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Matt Albers Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 21 A LEX 22 21 111.3 11.32 4.61 2.46 0.24 74.5% 3.31 2.57 .346
2005 22 A SAL 28 27 148.2 8.87 3.77 2.35 0.91 70.2% 4.66 3.80 .349
2006 23 AA COR 19 19 116.0 7.37 3.65 2.02 0.31 82.7% 2.17 3.54 .284
2006 23 AAA ROU 4 4 25.0 9.36 3.60 2.60 0.72 71.9% 3.96 3.60 .331
2006 23 MAJ HOU 4 2 15.0 6.60 4.20 1.57 0.60 1.83 60.9% 6.00 4.05 .338
2007 24 AAA ROU 9 9 53.0 7.30 3.74 1.95 1.02 75.8% 3.74 4.41 .292
2007 24 MAJ HOU 31 18 110.7 5.77 4.07 1.42 1.46 1.36 66% 5.86 5.43 .311
2008 25 A ABE 2 0 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.70 .379
2008 25 MAJ BAL 28 3 49.0 4.78 4.04 1.18 0.73 1.44 75.4% 91.1 MPH 3.49 4.59 .258
2009 26 AAA NOR 10 0 12.7 8.53 3.55 2.40 0.71 68.2% 5.68 3.52 .417
2009 26 MAJ BAL 56 0 67.0 6.58 4.84 1.36 0.40 1.64 66.4% 92.8 MPH 5.51 3.99 .355
2010 27 MAJ BAL 62 0 75.7 5.83 4.04 1.44 0.71 2.12 69.8% 92.5 MPH 4.52 4.36 .305
2011 28 AAA PAW 2 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .134
2011 28 MAJ BOS 56 0 64.7 9.46 4.31 2.19 0.97 1.41 68.6% 93.6 MPH 4.73 4.17 .325
2012 29 MAJ ARI 23 0 21.0 8.14 3.00 2.71 1.29 2.20 85% 93.7 MPH 2.57 4.39 .244
2012 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 39.3 5.72 3.43 1.67 1.37 1.85 89.7% 93.7 MPH 2.29 5.13 .218
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ARI/BOS 63 0 60.3 6.56 3.28 2.00 1.34 1.96 88.1% 93.7 MPH 2.39 4.81 .227
2013 30 MAJ CLE 56 0 63.0 5.00 3.29 1.52 0.29 4.33 74.4% 93.4 MPH 3.14 3.64 .278
2014 31 MAJ HOU 8 0 10.0 7.20 2.70 2.67 0.00 2.83 92.3% 92.6 MPH 0.90 2.80 .331
2015 32 AA BIR 1 0 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2015 32 AAA CHA 7 0 9.2 4.89 0.98 5.00 1.96 55.6% 5.59 5.27 .276
2015 32 MAJ CWS 30 0 37.3 6.75 2.17 3.11 0.72 2.36 94.6% 89.7 MPH 1.21 3.55 .266
2016 33 MAJ CWS 58 1 51.3 5.26 3.33 1.58 1.75 1.68 65.8% 92.0 MPH 6.31 5.85 .332
2017 34 MAJ WAS 63 0 61.0 9.30 2.51 3.71 0.89 1.85 89.1% 93.3 MPH 1.62 3.45 .210
2018 35 A WIS 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2018 35 MAJ MIL 25 0 28.7 7.85 2.20 3.57 1.57 1.28 78.6% 91.5 MPH 3.45 4.67 .273
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.4 6.86 2.93 2.34 1.17 77.8% 3.32 4.35 .266
Rest Of Season     0 0 21.0 7.20 2.83 2.54 1.17 76.4% 3.42 4.23 .270
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3-Year Averages     50 0 49.9 7.22 2.71 2.67 1.08 79.2% 3.07 4.06 .274
Career     540 24 693.7 6.58 3.63 1.81 0.96 72.7% 4.10 4.38 .295

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Matt Albers Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 61 -1 - 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 28.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Matt Albers    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.57 K/BB
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7.85 K/9
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2.20 BB/9
GREAT
91.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.28 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.45 ERA
WEAK
1.15 WHIP
GOOD
4.67 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.273 BABIP
AVERAGE
78.6% Strand Rate
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Matt Albers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Albers (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Wisconsin on Wednesday.

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Albers (shoulder) is slated to throw a bullpen session Friday and Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Albers (shoulder) will begin a throwing program Tuesday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Albers is dealing with shoulder inflammation and will take a break from throwing for a few days, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Albers was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday due to right shoulder soreness.

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Albers pitched a clean sixth inning and picked up his third win of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

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Albers tossed 1.2 scoreless innings in Thursday's victory over the Rockies.

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Albers tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's victory over the Royals.

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Albers tossed a scoreless seventh inning and struck out two batters in Sunday's victory over the Marlins.

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Albers was not summoned in a save situation in either of the Brewers' wins Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Albers threw 0.2 innings and served up a walk-off home run to Wilmer Flores in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

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Albers recorded the final two outs of Wednesday's victory over the Cardinals and recorded his first save of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Albers' 2015 success seemed fairly unsustainable, so his 2016 certainly came as a bit of a surprise. His ERA skyrocketed to 6.31, his strikeout rate dipped to 5.3 K/9 and he allowed nearly two homers per nine innings. Although his stats weren't necessarily good at home (4.21 ERA, 1.36 WHIP), his road numbers really dragged him down, as he posted a 8.42 ERA and 1.99 WHIP while striking out fewer batters than he walked. Albers' control was poor (3.3 BB/9) and even though his FIP was lower than his ERA, a 5.85 FIP is still nothing to write home about. Even after signing a minor league contract with the Nationals, last season's tough campaign will make it hard for the right-hander to garner anything more than a middle-relief role in Washington's unsettled bullpen, especially at age 33.

2016

Albers broke his finger in a scrum with the Royals in late-April and sat out the next two months. He returned shortly after the All-Star break, and after a couple initial hiccups, made 21 straight scoreless appearances to end the season. The right-hander lacks the gas of the prototypical late-inning arm, instead relying upon a sinker that induces swings-and-misses and a slider that induces groundballs. He enters the offseason as a free agent, and should be able to land a middle-relief role, with the potential for some holds depending on where he lands.

2015

A free agent signing by Houston, Albers allowed one run in 10 relief innings to open 2014 before right shoulder tendinitis forced him to the disabled list in late April. The injury wasn't expected to sideline him much longer than his initial 15-day DL stint, but pain and discomfort in the shoulder persisted, causing the veteran reliever to miss the remainder of the season. While the Astros weren't willing to gamble on Albers' health for 2015 -- they declined his option for $3 million in October -- the extreme groundballer (4.33 GB/FB in 2013) will likely find a new team who can offer him a low-leverage middle-relief or situational role out of the bullpen.

2014

Albers took a small step back in his first season with the Indians in a middle-relief role, posting ratios that were worse than his combined results from 2012 between Arizona and Boston. At this stage, the strikeout-per-inning performance he delivered in 2011 appears to be an outlier, and as a contact-inducing reliever, Albers seems best suited for lower-leverage opportunities. He might also find use in the occasional situation where a groundball could induce a double play, as he carried an excellent 4.33 GB/FB mark last season. Albers will work in a late-inning role with the Astros after signing a one-year deal with Houston in December.

2013

The D-Backs acquired Albers from the Red Sox in July to bolster their right-handed bullpen depth. Over the final two months, Albers' strikeout rate jumped to 8.1 K/9, while he carried the highest groundball rate of his career (57.1%). The success Albers had overall in 2012 was hinged to an improved walk rate (3.3 BB/9), but his xFIP (3.90) is one indication that the 2.39 ERA he carried is unsustainable. Sent to Cleveland in December, Albert could wind up in a setup role at some point now that he's on a roster with less bullpen depth than the D-Backs.

2012

Albers was a bright light out of the Red Sox bullpen for much of last season and filled the role Boston expected Bobby Jenks to perform. All that ended in August when Albers couldn't buy an out and his ERA topped four once again. He's walked more than four batters per nine innings in his career, which isn't a good trait in relievers. We don't see a big role for him in Boston, should he make the 25-man roster out of spring training.

2011

The Orioles non-tendered Albers, who struggled throughout most of the season in the bullpen. He is 28-years-old, and odds are that a team will use him in middle relief since he doesn't miss enough bats (5.8 K/9IP) to warrant consideration for a high-leverage setup role. Albers signed with Boston in the offseason and pitched well enough in spring training to earn a spot on the major league roster.

2010

After returning from shoulder surgery, Albers spent the 2009 season on the shuttle between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. His time in Baltimore wasn't pretty, and he may have lost some stuff after surgery in late 2008. Look for Albers in middle relief if he makes the team at all this spring.

2009

After he failed to make the rotation out of spring training, Albers became a very reliable pitcher out of the bullpen. Eventually, he earned another look in the rotation, but a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder ended his season prematurely. Keep an eye on Albers in spring training to see whether the Orioles want to put him back in the bullpen or make him a starter, but don't expect him to go back and forth again after the shoulder injury.

2008

Albers began last season at Triple-A Round Rock, but spent the vast majority of the year in the majors. He made 18 starts, and added 13 relief appearances, posting a 4-11 record with a 5.86 ERA, with unimpressive K:BB and HR rates. He'll be 25 years old when the season starts, so he still has time to develop, but he projects no higher than an end-of-the-rotation starter. The Astros sent him to the Orioles as part of the Miguel Tejada deal in December, so he'll try to break camp as Baltimore's No. 4 or No. 5 starter.

2007

Albers went 10-2 with a 2.17 ERA at Double-A Corpus Christi and 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA at Triple-A Round Rock before getting called up to the big league club. He went 0-2 in four appearances -- including two starts -- with the Astros. He consistently hits 93-94 mph with his fastball, and can get it up to 97 mph. His curveball and slider both have the potential to be plus pitches, and he has a chance to be the fifth starter in the rotation this season, competing with Fernando Nieve for that spot.

2006

Albers bounced back from suspension and rehab in 2004, and a rocky start to 2005, to stay among the Astros' top pitching prospects. He's a four-pitch guy who sits in the low 90s and projects as No. 4 starter in the majors. He's at least a year away.

2005

Albers enjoyed an 8-3 campaign with a 3.31 ERA and finished with 140 strikeouts in 111 innings for Low-A Lexington and should move up another level in the Astros minor league system in 2005.

2004

Alvers, a 23rd round Junior College pick in 2001, led the New York-Penn League in strikeouts in 2003 with 94 in 86 and a third innings. Largely ignored because of a squat size, hes lost body fat from his six-foot frame since turning pro and needs to be considered a prospect based on his low-minor results thus far. He has a fastball that can get into the mid 90s and a hard, sharp breaking pitch. Despite the low level, he already has the makings of a change up, and will throw any pitch at any time. A showing at low Single-A is likely in 2004, and the 21-year-old should find himself at high Single-A by the end of the season. Older because of college time, his true test will be at the higher levels. If hes able to continue his strikeout rate, he becomes a legitimate prospect.