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Jason Motte

32-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

4.68

WHIP

1.52

K

17

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Motte didn't pitch in 2013 as he tore an elbow ligament in spring training and underwent Tommy John surgery in May. The 31-year-old was one of the game's top closers in 2012, but will likely go into a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 6/22/1982   BORN: Port Huron, MI   COLLEGE: Iona   DRAFTED: 19th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Motte Contract Information:

Motte and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract in January of 2013, avoiding arbitration.

October 2, 2014  –  Jason Motte News

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Motte will not be on the Cardinals' NLDS roster, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Jason Motte 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 22 AAA MEM 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2005 23 AA SPR 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 24 AA SPR 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 24 AAA MEM 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 25 A PAL 9 0 0 10.0 7 1 0 6 1 1 0 3 0.90 0.80
2007 25 AA SPR 45 0 0 49.0 36 12 3 63 22 3 3 8 2.20 1.18
2008 26 AAA MEM 63 0 0 66.7 64 24 6 110 26 4 3 9 3.24 1.35
2008 26 MAJ STL 12 0 0 11.0 5 1 0 16 3 0 0 1 0.82 0.73
2009 27 MAJ STL 69 0 0 56.7 57 30 10 54 23 4 4 0 4.76 1.41
2010 28 AAA MEM 2 0 0 2.2 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.36
2010 28 MAJ STL 56 0 0 52.3 41 13 5 54 18 4 2 2 1 12 2.24 1.13
2011 29 MAJ STL 78 0 0 68.0 49 17 2 63 16 5 2 9 4 18 2.25 0.96
2012 30 MAJ STL 67 0 0 72.0 49 22 9 86 17 4 5 42 7 0 2.75 0.92
2014 32 AA SPR 5 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.48
2014 32 AAA MEM 2 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2014 32 MAJ STL 29 0 0 25.0 29 13 7 17 9 1 0 0 0 1 4.68 1.52
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3-Year Averages     72 0 0 70.0 49 19 5 74 16 4 3 25 5 9 2.44 0.93
Career  (View All)     311 0 0 285.0 230 96 33 290 86 18 13 54 3.03 1.11

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Jason Motte 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 BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 @Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.68 1.52
Sep. 21 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.54
Sep. 20 Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.94 1.61
Sep. 9 @Cin 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.01 1.63
Sep. 4 @Mil 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.84 1.57
Aug. 1 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.50
Jul. 29 @SD 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.14 1.48
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
1.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
3.0 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 1 3.00 1.67
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
5.0 5 2 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 1 3.60 1.60

Jason Motte Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201442748003.211
2012134431015202.122

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20146810521404.344
201214543734707.254

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201415.31009544.111.30
201242.7332349672.320.77

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20149.70008435.591.86
201229.31219371123.381.13
Jason Motte 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 22 AAA MEM 3 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2005 23 AA SPR 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2006 24 AA SPR 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2006 24 AAA MEM 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 25 A PAL 9 0 10.0 5.40 0.90 6.00 0.00 87.5% 0.90 2.30 .240
2007 25 AA SPR 45 0 49.0 11.57 4.04 2.86 0.55 83.6% 2.20 2.96 .305
2008 26 AAA MEM 63 0 66.7 14.85 3.51 4.23 0.81 78.6% 3.24 2.28 .426
2008 26 MAJ STL 12 0 11.0 13.09 2.45 5.33 0.00 0.89 87.5% 96.6 MPH 0.82 1.14 .250
2009 27 MAJ STL 69 0 56.7 8.58 3.65 2.35 1.59 0.88 71.4% 95.8 MPH 4.76 4.85 .308
2010 28 AAA MEM 2 0 2.2 8.18 4.09 2.00 0.00 66.7% 3.38 2.75 .322
2010 28 MAJ STL 56 0 52.3 9.29 3.10 3.00 0.86 0.91 85.2% 95.9 MPH 2.24 3.41 .278
2011 29 MAJ STL 78 0 68.0 8.34 2.12 3.94 0.26 1.21 76.2% 96.1 MPH 2.25 2.66 .267
2012 30 MAJ STL 67 0 72.0 10.75 2.13 5.06 1.13 1.01 77.2% 96.8 MPH 2.75 3.23 .255
2014 32 AA SPR 5 0 4.2 6.43 2.14 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.49 .102
2014 32 AAA MEM 2 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .236
2014 32 MAJ STL 29 0 25.0 6.12 3.24 1.89 2.52 1.00 80.6% 93.9 MPH 4.68 6.56 .291
Rest Of Season     0 0 1.9 8.68 3.54 2.45 1.48 75.1% 4.07 4.59 .292
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3-Year Averages     72 0 70.0 9.51 2.06 4.63 0.64 76.7% 2.44 2.70 .263
Career     311 0 285.0 9.16 2.72 3.37 1.04 77.7% 3.03 3.61 .277

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2014 Stat Review for Jason Motte    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.89 K/BB
POOR
6.12 K/9
POOR
3.24 BB/9
WEAK
93.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.68 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.52 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.56 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.291 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
80.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Jason Motte: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Motte (back) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

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Motte (back) was sent on a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Sunday and is expected to pitch Sunday night, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Motte (back) threw a bullpen session Friday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

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Motte, who is recovering from a lower back strain, has not been cleared to begin throwing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Motte (back) is not expected to return from the disabled list until September, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Motte (back) is hoping to return from lower back strain Sunday but the Cardinals are not optimistic about his chances, MLB.com reports.

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Motte was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday with a lower back strain.

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Motte made his season debut Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. He pitched 1.2 scoreless innings while punching out a batter.

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Motte (elbow) was officially activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

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2014

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2013

It took the Cardinals a long time in 2011 to realize they had a great closer on their roster, and in 2012, Motte rewarded them with another outstanding season, saving 42 games and winning four more. Motte's K/BB ratio continues to skyrocket as well, all the way up to an elite 5.06 last year. The only blip: nine home runs allowed in 72 innings. If Motte can take care of the long ball, he could be the best closer in the National League.

2012

Despite pitching in a dominating fashion all season, Motte didn't get a chance to close for the Cardinals until Fernando Salas blew two save opportunities in August. It helped that Motte was in the midst of going more than 10 weeks (33 appearances) without giving up an earned run. One bad week in September pushed his ERA over 2.00 for the year, but ultimately he was the best pitcher in the St. Louis bullpen and improved all of his numbers - most notably his now-elite K:BB and home-run rates - from his strong 2010 campaign. Now that the closer job is his going into the spring, expect to pay heavily. If the last two years are any indication, he'll be worth it.

2011

Motte was the closer for all of one day in 2009, but he recovered from his Opening Day meltdown to post serviceable numbers as a rookie. In 2010, he took a huge step up, and it's clear he's next in line to close should Ryan Franklin falter, perhaps as early as this season. Motte retired 32 batters in a row at one point last year, and his 54:18 K:BB ratio helped him earn two saves and 12 holds. He missed three weeks with a shoulder injury in August, but after coming back, he didn't give up a run the rest of the season.

2010

The Cardinals' 2009 Opening Day closer imploded in the first game and never got a real chance to close again, though that probably had more to do with the emergence of Ryan Franklin than Motte's skills. Motte struck out nearly a batter per inning, but he ultimately gave up too many baserunners to be counted on in key situations. After getting 14 holds in his first 35 appearances, he had just one in his last 34 appearances. Depending on how things unfold with Franklin in the closer's role, Motte could be limited to a setup spot this season.

2009

Motte was phenomenal in a brief stint with the Cardinals in 2008, striking out 16 and giving up just five hits in 11 innings. He was even better in the minors in 2008 (check out that strikeout rate), and he'll compete with Chris Perez for the closer's role this year. Don't forget his name on draft day.