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Jason Motte

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

W-L

8-1

ERA

3.91

WHIP

1.22

K

34

SV

6

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

One of the more popular sleeper picks last offseason, Motte failed to return to his form from 2012 when he was one of the best ninth-inning options in the National League. Motte made his return in lat...

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2015 ADP:  530.61

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  9/8/2015
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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Signed a one-year deal with the Cubs in December 2014.

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Motte was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday due to a right shoulder strain, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com 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
2015 33 MAJ CHC 57 0 0 48.3 48 21 4 34 11 8 1 6 1 9 3.91 1.22
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3-Year Averages     48 0 0 48.5 39 17 8 51 13 2 2 21 3 0 3.15 1.07
Career  (View All)     368 0 0 333.3 278 117 37 324 97 26 14 60 3.16 1.13

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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
Aug. 23 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.91 1.22
Aug. 21 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.99 1.25
Aug. 19 Det 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.08 1.27
Aug. 18 Det 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.77 1.24
Aug. 16 @CWS 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.63 1.23
Aug. 13 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.65 1.24
Aug. 8 SF 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.74 1.25
Aug. 6 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.56 1.21
Aug. 5 @Pit 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.64 1.24
Aug. 1 @Mil 0.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.51 1.22
Jul. 31 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 3.32 1.20
Jul. 28 Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.40 1.21
Jul. 27 Col 0.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.49 1.22
Jul. 24 Phi 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.79 1.14
Jul. 22 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.63 1.12
Jul. 21 @Cin 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.70 1.12
Jul. 19 @Atl 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.86 1.10
Jul. 18 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.88 1.08
Jul. 7 StL 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.97 1.08
Jul. 7 StL 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.78 1.02
Jul. 5 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.84 1.04
Jul. 1 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.93 1.08
Jun. 30 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.03 1.11
Jun. 28 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.14 1.15
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
7.7 10 6 6 0 0 6 1 1 0 1-0 0 0 3 7.04 1.30
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
20.7 25 11 11 1 2 16 1 2 0 3-0 4 1 4 4.79 1.31

Jason Motte Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157511520213.294
201442748003.211

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201513123628711.233
20146810521404.344

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201526.030318344.851.19
201415.31009544.111.30

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201522.351316802.821.25
20149.70008435.591.86
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
2015 33 MAJ CHC 57 0 48.3 6.33 2.05 3.09 0.74 0.67 69.1% 95.0 MPH 3.91 3.68 .301
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 .7 8.38 2.35 3.57 1.46 77.9% 3.36 4.23 .268
Rest Of Season     0 0 8.5 8.38 2.34 3.58 1.18 75.4% 3.36 3.82 .277
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3-Year Averages     48 0 48.5 9.46 2.41 3.92 1.48 79.5% 3.15 4.05 .265
Career     368 0 333.3 8.75 2.62 3.34 1.00 76.3% 3.16 3.60 .281

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2015 Stat Review for Jason Motte    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.09 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.33 K/9
POOR
2.05 BB/9
GREAT
95.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.7 HR/9
WEAK
0.67 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.91 ERA
WEAK
1.22 WHIP
WEAK
3.68 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.301 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
69.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Motte pitched a scoreless sixth inning and earned his eighth win of the season Friday.

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Motte did not pitch in Friday's game and has made just one appearance in the Cubs' last five games.

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Motte gave up one run and two hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Giants on Saturday.

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The Cubs used Hector Rondon, and not Motte, to save games both Wednesday and Thursday.

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Motte pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies in a non-save situation Tuesday.

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Motte failed to record an out and was charged with three runs in the ninth inning of Monday's eventual 9-8 win over the Rockies.

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Motte gave up a run on a pair of hits while blowing a save opportunity for the first time this season in Friday's game against the Phillies.

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Motte struck out one during a clean ninth inning Sunday against the Marlins to earn his fourth save of the season.

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In his last 16 innings, Motte has given up just one run and nine hits with a 12:2 K:BB. Not coincidentally, he has also earned three saves in that time.

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Motte earned the save Tuesday, setting the Mets down in order in the ninth inning.

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Motte picked up his second save Monday against the Dodgers, but gave up two hits and a run on Joc Pederson's solo home run.

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Motte tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday, giving up one hit, to pick up his fourth win of the season.

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Motte struck out one during a perfect ninth inning to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the Nationals.

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Motte struck out the only batter he faced in a win over the Nationals on Thursday, earning his fifth hold in the process.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 setup role with Trevor Rosenthal positioned as the team's closer heading into 2014. Motte will also join Kevin Siegrist and possibly Carlos Martinez in a bullpen that projects to miss a ton of bats. Motte struck out 86 batters in 72 innings during his 2012 campaign and the Cardinals are hoping he can return to his old form as he gets further away from surgery.

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.