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Matt Capps

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2014
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 245   DOB: 9/3/1983
BORN: Douglasville, GA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Capps Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Indians in October of 2013, which includes an invite to spring training.

March 13, 2014  –  Matt Capps News

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Capps (shoulder) started his throwing program Monday and is up to a distance of 75 feet, MLB.com reports.

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Matt Capps 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 20 A Wil 11 11 0 65.0 84 35 7 33 4 3 5 0 4.85 1.35
2004 20 A Hic 12 8 0 42.0 82 47 8 27 16 2 3 0 10.07 2.33
2005 21 A Hic 35 0 0 53.2 47 15 0 39 5 3 4 14 2.52 0.98
2005 21 AA ALT 17 0 0 20.0 21 6 2 26 1 0 2 7 2.70 1.10
2005 21 AAA IND 2 0 0 2.3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.29
2005 21 MAJ PIT 4 0 0 4.0 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
2006 22 MAJ PIT 85 0 0 80.7 81 34 12 56 12 9 1 1 3.79 1.15
2007 23 MAJ PIT 76 0 0 79.0 64 20 5 64 16 4 7 18 2.28 1.01
2008 24 A GCL 2 2 0 2.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 24 AA ALT 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2008 24 AAA IND 1 0 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.80
2008 24 MAJ PIT 49 0 0 53.7 47 18 5 39 5 2 3 21 3.02 0.97
2009 25 MAJ PIT 57 0 0 54.3 73 35 10 46 17 4 8 27 5.80 1.66
2010 26 MAJ WAS 47 0 0 46.0 51 14 5 38 9 3 3 26 4 0 2.74 1.30
2010 26 MAJ MIN 27 0 0 27.0 24 6 1 21 8 2 0 16 2 0 2.00 1.19
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ WAS/MIN 74 0 0 73.0 75 20 6 59 17 5 3 42 6 0 2.47 1.26
2011 27 MAJ MIN 69 0 0 65.7 66 31 10 34 13 4 7 15 9 7 4.25 1.20
2012 28 A+ For 2 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2012 28 MAJ MIN 30 0 0 29.3 28 12 5 18 4 1 4 14 1 0 3.68 1.09
2013 29 AAA Col 6 0 0 7.0 6 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.29 1.00
3-Year Averages MAJ   49 0 0 47.5 47 21 7 26 8 2 5 14 5 3 3.98 1.16
Career  (View All) MAJ   444 0 0 439.7 439 172 53 319 84 29 33 138 3.52 1.19

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Matt Capps Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Matt Capps Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20125911210101.175
201112914632606.264

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012617218304.305
201114520734214.260

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201218.01459345.501.44
201135.714622954.791.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201211.30099110.790.53
201130.033912453.601.17
Matt Capps 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 20 A Wil 11 11 65.0 4.57 0.55 8.25 0.97 65.4% 4.85 3.77 .339
2004 20 A Hic 12 8 42.0 5.79 3.43 1.69 1.71 56.7% 10.07 5.53 .447
2005 21 A Hic 35 0 53.2 6.60 0.85 7.80 0.00 71.2% 2.52 2.02 .297
2005 21 AA ALT 17 0 20.0 11.70 0.45 26.00 0.90 80% 2.70 2.05 .385
2005 21 AAA IND 2 0 2.3 7.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.49 .396
2005 21 MAJ PIT 4 0 4.0 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 60% 4.50 1.70 .377
2006 22 MAJ PIT 85 0 80.7 6.25 1.34 4.67 1.34 1.06 72.8% 3.79 4.21 .287
2007 23 MAJ PIT 76 0 79.0 7.29 1.82 4.00 0.57 0.55 80% 2.28 3.03 .271
2008 24 A GCL 2 2 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2008 24 AA ALT 3 0 3.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .87 .000
2008 24 AAA IND 1 0 1.7 5.40 16.20 0.33 0.00 100% 0.00 7.40 .000
2008 24 MAJ PIT 49 0 53.7 6.54 0.84 7.80 0.84 0.55 72.3% 91.6 MPH 3.02 3.25 .272
2009 25 MAJ PIT 57 0 54.3 7.62 2.82 2.71 1.66 1.05 68.8% 93.6 MPH 5.80 4.87 .370
2010 26 MAJ WAS 47 0 46.0 7.43 1.76 4.22 0.98 1.58 83.6% 94.0 MPH 2.74 3.55 .334
2010 26 MAJ MIN 27 0 27.0 7.00 2.67 2.63 0.33 1.95 83.9% 94.0 MPH 2.00 3.01 .294
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ WAS/MIN 74 0 73.0 7.27 2.10 3.47 0.74 1.69 83.7% 94.0 MPH 2.47 3.37 .320
2011 27 MAJ MIN 69 0 65.7 4.66 1.78 2.62 1.37 1.01 69.6% 92.9 MPH 4.25 4.92 .270
2012 28 A+ For 2 1 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .177
2012 28 MAJ MIN 30 0 29.3 5.52 1.23 4.50 1.53 1.10 74.1% 92.4 MPH 3.68 4.60 .262
2013 29 AAA Col 6 0 7.0 3.86 1.29 3.00 1.29 100% 1.29 4.63 .230
3-Year Averages MAJ   49 0 47.5 4.93 1.52 3.25 1.33 70.8% 3.98 4.53 .270
Career MAJ   444 0 439.7 6.53 1.72 3.80 1.08 74.7% 3.52 3.91 .295

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Worst Matchups for Matt Capps (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brandon Phillips CIN 16 10 2 5 0 2 0 .625 1.063 1.688
Adrian Gonzalez LA 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Miguel Cabrera DET 8 4 1 4 1 1 0 .500 1.000 1.556
Adam Dunn CHI-A 10 4 1 3 1 3 0 .400 .900 1.317
Jay Bruce CIN 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .800 1.200
Gordon Beckham CHI-A 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.167
Jhonny Peralta STL 7 2 1 3 0 2 0 .286 .857 1.143
Corey Hart SEA 11 5 0 0 1 2 0 .455 .636 1.136
Cody Ross AZ 8 3 1 1 0 1 0 .375 .750 1.125
Skip Schumaker CIN 9 3 1 3 0 2 0 .333 .778 1.111

Best Matchups for Matt Capps (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Yadier Molina STL 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
Prince Fielder TEX 9 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .182
Jayson Werth WAS 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Jimmy Rollins PHI 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .143
Mark Reynolds MIL 8 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Avila DET 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Furcal MIA 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Ludwick CIN 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dioner Navarro TOR 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000

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Matt Capps: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Capps (shoulder) is at least a week away from resuming his throwing program, MLB.com reports.

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Capps (shoulder) is limited to just range-of-motion activities but has felt improvement each day since injuring his shoulder a week ago, MLB.com reports.

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An MRI on Capps' injured shoulder did not show any damage to the areas that were addressed during his surgery last season, MLB.com reports.

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Capps will be shut down for at least two weeks with a shoulder strain, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Capps signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Thursday, which includes an invite to spring training, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Capps tossed a perfect inning in relief for Triple-A Columbus Wednesday night.

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Capps has signed a minor league contract to remain with the Indians, according to the Associated Press.

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The Indians released Capps on Monday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Capps.

2013

Capps began last season as Minnesota's closer but struggled with a sore shoulder starting in June and made just three appearances after the All-Star break. He was sidelined from early July until late September with irritation in his rotator cuff. Before the injury, Capps had bounced back from a terrible 2011 season as he converted 14-of-15 save chances. However, both his strikeout rate (5.5 K/9) and velocity (92.4 mph average fastball) were still down significantly from his strong 2010 season. He returned to make a token appearance in September to show he was healthy, but do not expect him to take over a closer role. While a team may value his experience as a closer and like how he is not afraid to go after hitters, his declining velocity, strikeout rates and struggles giving up the long ball suggest he will have a hard time winning or keeping a closer job.

2012

Even though he struggled last season, blowing nine of 24 save chances, the Twins re-signed Capps and he enters 2012 as Minnesota's likely closer. Capps began the season as the team's top setup man after Joe Nathan returned from Tommy John surgery. However, Nathan struggled initially and he quickly took over the closer role. Capps fared even worse as he blew seven of 22 save chances with a 4.76 ERA before losing the job on July 15. He didn't fare much better in a setup role with a 3.46 ERA and just a 13:7 K:BB ratio in 26 innings the rest of the season. Capps' overall numbers were ugly as he had a career-low 4.66 K/9 IP and gave up 10 home runs in just 65.2 innings. However, he said after the season he pitched much of the year with wrist tendinitis. The Twins like how he's not afraid to go right after hitters in the closer role and have memories of his success as the closer in 2010 with Nathan hurt. Minnesota is also heavily invested in his success having traded Wilson Ramos for him in 2010 and perhaps there's some appetite to show it wasn't a wasted move. As a result, expect Capps to begin the season as the closer and be given a long leash. However, he doesn't have the dominant velocity or ability to keep the ball in the park of top closers, so don't invest too much in a comeback.

2011

After struggling with the Pirates in 2009, Capps was non-tendered and the Nationals struck gold when they signed him to a one-year deal. Capps found his previous All-Star form and saved 26-of-30 games for the Nationals with a 2.74 ERA and 38:9 K:BB ratio in 46 innings. He was then traded to Minnesota in July, where he took over closing duties and was equally as successful by converting 16 of 18 save chances with a 2.00 ERA. Capps improved his velocity (to an average 94 mph fastball), increased his groundball rate (to 43 percent) and kept the ball in the park after homers plagued him in 2009. He doesn't have a dominant strikeout rate for a closer (7.27 K/9IP), but goes right after hitters and keeps the ball on the ground. However, his status as Minnesota's closer is uncertain heading into 2010 as Joe Nathan is set to return after missing last season due to Tommy John surgery. Capps will likely begin the season as the closer, but he could cede the role to Nathan once he's back to full speed. It's also possible Nathan works in a setup role all season if he struggles and the two could share the closer role. Either way, it's going to be hard to pay full closer pricing for Capps given the uncertainty.

2010

Capps has battled elbow, shoulder and weight issues the past couple seasons and his performance has gotten progressively worse. Pittsburgh relied on the bulky right-hander as its undisputed closer in 2009 and suffered the consequences. Even though Capps successfully converted 27 of 32 saves opportunities, he posted career-worst marks in ERA (5.80), WHIP (1.656), and OBA (.324). Pittsburgh non-tendered Capps last fall, and he signed a one-year deal with the Nationals, where he'll likely take over as Washington's closer. He'll need to reverse his recent decline to keep the closer job even in Washington.

2009

Capps lost nearly two months of the 2008 season with shoulder bursitis, but still managed to save 21 games. At 25 years of age, he's already appeared in 214 major-league games. Admittedly out of shape last year, Capps lost 15 pounds during his DL stint last summer. Unfortunately, he also lost a few miles per hour off of his fastball. Once consistently clocked in the mid-90's, it wasn't unusual to see the still-burly righty hover around 90 mph with his impeccably-controlled heater. Capps' numbers, which included a 3.02 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and an amazing 39:5 K:BB ratio, give him fantasy value on a team that barely won more games (67) than Francisco Rodriguez saved (62). His ability to stay healthy will determine how far that fantasy value goes.

2008

Capps really only has one good pitch but it's a mid-90's fastball that continues to defy major league hitters with its pinpoint accuracy. Capps, a fearless bulldog on the mound, never backs down from a challenge and it's that kind of toughness that made the decision easier to turn the ninth inning over to him despite being just 24 years old last season. A set-up man a year earlier, Capps had just two blown saves after June 1. He improved in a number of statistical categories, lowering his earned run average from 3.79 to 2.28, his WHIP from 1.153 to 1.013, and his opponents' batting average from .266 to .220. There was plenty of concern that Pittsburgh was overworking him when he appeared in 85 games as a rookie, but the club reduced his games pitched to 76 while maintaining a nearly identical workload of 79 innings (as compared with 80.2 in 2006). Simply put, Capps represents the best bet for fantasy production from the Pirates' pitching staff and perhaps the entire team in 2008.

2007

There's not much not to like about Capps. The 23-year-old righthander is blessed with a mid-90s sinking fastball and pinpoint control. The rubber-armed reliever led all MLB rookies in games pitched (85) and threw better on no days rest (2.49 ERA) than overall 3.79. Capps' 10-1 record was the best by a Pirates' rookie reliever since 1977, when Kent Tekulve went 10-1 as Goose Gossage's set-up man. He walked just five batters unintentionally in 80.2 innings. As with any young pitcher with little track record, Capps could take a step backward. He did allow 12 home runs. That said, Capps' future is bright and if things break the right way he could be in line for the Pirates' closer's job sooner than anyone expects.

2006

Capps made the biggest organizational leap in the Pirates' organization in 2005, going from Single-A Hickory to the Bucs as a September callup. The 22-year-old right-hander possesses a 95-mph heater and good control. A converted starter, Capps saved 21 games in 2005 and walked just six batters in 79 innings. He'll likely start the 2006 season with Double-A Altoona.