Matt Andriese
Matt Andriese
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Andriese took a step back in his fourth major-league season, as he finished with a career-low five starts (plus 36 relief appearances) and a career-high 5.26 ERA. Judging by the underlying numbers, Andriese was largely the same pitcher he was in 2017, though that's hardly reason for optimism, as he's now been unremarkable at best for two straight seasons. His roughly average 22.9% strikeout rate did represent a career best, and he only walked 7.4% of opposing hitters, but he gave up 15 homers in 78.2 innings, leaving him with a 4.69 FIP. If the HR/FB regresses, perhaps Andriese will be able to maintain a role as a back-end starter. Chances are he will begin the year as a swingman. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Reinstated from IL
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 11, 2019
Andriese (foot) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list prior to Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
He has been on the shelf since July 19 with a bruised foot. Andriese has a 5.91 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 51 strikeouts in 45.2 innings. Look for him to return to a low-to-mid-leverage role.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
22
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Matt Andriese generally throw?
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .233 434 92 40 91 23 2 13
Since 2017vs Right .291 574 136 39 152 36 2 25
2019vs Left .243 125 29 15 26 8 2 4
2019vs Right .281 169 45 11 43 9 0 3
2018vs Left .244 148 28 12 33 9 0 5
2018vs Right .290 192 50 13 51 11 2 10
2017vs Left .216 161 35 13 32 6 0 4
2017vs Right .301 213 41 15 58 16 0 12
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.37 1.33 119.1 9 6 1 9.1 2.3 1.5
Since 2017Away 5.38 1.46 112.0 4 11 1 8.6 3.9 1.4
2019Home 5.40 1.41 33.1 3 4 1 9.7 2.7 1.1
2019Away 4.32 1.44 33.1 2 1 0 10.3 4.3 0.8
2018Home 4.46 1.34 40.1 2 2 0 9.6 2.2 1.8
2018Away 6.10 1.43 38.1 1 5 0 8.2 3.5 1.6
2017Home 3.55 1.27 45.2 4 0 0 8.3 2.2 1.6
2017Away 5.58 1.49 40.1 1 5 1 7.6 3.8 1.8
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Stat Review
How does Matt Andriese compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.85
 
K/9
10.0
 
BB/9
3.5
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
4.86
 
WHIP
1.43
 
BABIP
.352
 
GB/FB
1.98
 
Left On Base
69.2%
 
Exit Velocity
88.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2325 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
31.5%
 
Swinging Strike
10.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The versatile Andriese had filled a swingman role for his first two Rays seasons, but left 2017 spring training as a starter. In 18 outings (17 starts), the right-hander posted his highest rates of strikeouts (8.0 per nine), swinging strikes (a solid 11.0 percent) and infield popups (15.2 percent). Andriese impressed in his first 12 starts, going 5-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 55 strikeouts through 61 innings, and his changeup once again stymied opponents. Unfortunately, Andriese missed more than two months with a stress reaction in his hip and finished with his highest ERA (4.50), walk rate (2.9) and HR/9 (1.67) while allowing the sixth-highest rate of hard contact (38.7 percent, per FanGraphs) among pitchers with 80-plus innings. Perhaps the injury deserves blame, but he is an incomplete product who needs more skills growth before fantasy owners get too excited. Andriese will likely have to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Andriese's 2016 season included two separate stints as a starter, a bullpen tenure and another stretch at Triple-A Durham. The 27-year-old saw a 6-2 pre-All-Star-break record flip the other direction after the Midsummer Classic despite an improvement in his strikeout rate. Andriese doesn't quite stand out in any one category, largely profiling as an average strikeout pitcher with serviceable control for much of his minor league career, as well during his two major league seasons. Therefore, heading into 2017, the Rays likely see Andriese in the same role he finished 2016 -- as a back-end starter. He's certainly capable of providing double-digit wins if he can remain free of injury, but that's about the extent of his upside.
The Rays used Andriese basically wherever they needed him as a rookie in 2015, moving him between Tampa Bay and Durham several times while deploying him as both a reliever and spot starter. He didn’t perform particularly well in either role, finishing with a mediocre 4.11 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 65.2 innings. He also struggled somewhat with the long ball, allowing more than a home run per nine innings. That’s somewhat understandable given that he uses some breed of fastball almost 70 percent of the time with average velocity, but it’s hard to see how he grows from that. He’ll likely serve in the same role in 2016: a depth option in the rotation and a long reliever when the bullpen needs some help. Unless a series of calamities befalls the Rays rotation, it’s hard to see him getting anywhere near the number of consistent appearances needed to be fantasy relevant, never mind his actual effectiveness when he’s on the mound.
Though Andriese struggled somewhat with Triple-A Tucson last season (4.45 ERA in 12 appearances), he showed promise at the Double-A level prior to his promotion (2.37 ERA over 15 starts). He has good control of his pitches (2.1 BB/9), and the move to Tampa following a seven-player swap between the Padres and Rays in January will likely benefit him, given the Rays' track record in developing pitching prospects.
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Throws bullpen session
PArizona Diamondbacks
Foot
July 31, 2019
Andriese (foot) threw a second bullpen session Monday since landing on the injured list, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Out with bruised foot
PArizona Diamondbacks
Foot
July 20, 2019
Andriese landed on the 10-day injured list with a left foot contusion Saturday.
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Not being considered as starter
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 28, 2019
Andriese will not be promoted to the starting rotation, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Records save Friday
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 27, 2019
Andriese allowed three hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings to earn his first save in Friday's 8-3 win over the Cubs.
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Picks up second win
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 10, 2019
Andriese (2-0) allowed one hit and struck out two over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Rangers.
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