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Jason Motte

31-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

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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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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  4/27/2014
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.

April 12, 2014  –  Jason Motte News

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Motte (elbow) continued his rehab with no setbacks Friday, throwing 18 pitches at increased velocity, 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 0 999.99 0.00
2005 23 AA SPR 1 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 0 999.99 0.00
2006 24 AAA MEM 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
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3-Year Averages MAJ   72 0 0 70.0 49 19 5 74 16 4 3 25 5 9 2.44 0.93
Career  (View All) MAJ   282 0 0 260.0 201 83 26 273 77 17 13 54 2.87 1.07

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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
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0 Games:  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 Days
0 Games:  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 Days
0 Games:  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

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Jason Motte Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012134431015202.122
20119918824711.270

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201214543734707.254
201116945825611.162

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201242.7332349672.320.77
201134.740729923.120.81

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201229.31219371123.381.13
201133.312234701.351.11
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 .00 .000
2005 23 AA SPR 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2006 24 AA SPR 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2006 24 AAA MEM 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .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 2.29 .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 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Motte
3-Year Averages MAJ   72 0 70.0 9.51 2.06 4.63 0.64 76.7% 2.44 2.70 .263
Career MAJ   282 0 260.0 9.45 2.67 3.55 0.90 77.4% 2.87 3.32 .276

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Worst Matchups for Jason Motte (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Norichika Aoki KC 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Prince Fielder TEX 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 .750 1.000 1.800
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Jonny Gomes BOS 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Kevin Kouzmanoff TEX 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Dexter Fowler HOU 5 2 1 4 1 1 0 .400 1.000 1.500
James Loney TB 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Carlos Ruiz PHI 7 3 1 2 0 0 0 .429 1.000 1.429
Adam LaRoche WAS 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.417
Mark Reynolds MIL 5 2 1 2 0 3 0 .400 1.000 1.400

Best Matchups for Jason Motte (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Russell Martin PIT 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Snyder TEX 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Wright NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Eric Hosmer KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Ross BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston WAS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Ellis LA 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
George Kottaras CLE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Castro HOU 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Motte threw well in a 15-pitch appearance in an extended spring training game Saturday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Motte threw 20-25 pitches in another simulated game Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

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Motte threw 20-to-25 pitches in a simulated game Saturday and is hoping to throw in an actual game Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Motte is planning on pitching in a minor league game Saturday, MLB.com reports.

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Motte will throw his third live batting practice this spring and if all goes well he could be cleared to pitch in games, MLB.com reports.

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Motte threw his second live batting practice Monday and displayed better command than in his first appearance, MLB.com reports.

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Motte (elbow) will face hitters for the first time during a live batting-practice session Friday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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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.