45-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Matheny in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Mike Matheny Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal in December 2004. Retired from baseball in Feb. of 2007.
Matheny retired Thursday after his doctor refused to clear him to play because of his multiple concussions, the Associated Press reports.
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Mike Matheny: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Mike Matheny.
Matheny was hitting his normal .231/.293/.344 line when a concussion in May ended his season prematurely. The post-concussion syndrome he suffered proved to be much more serious than originally thought, indicating he had received numerous concussions throughout his career. He is almost certain to retire.
Approached or exceeded career highs in just about everything at 34, giving him fantasy value in NL-only leagues. Hard to bet on it happening again, but he'll play enough to be a $2/endgame catcher.
Matheny picked up his third gold glove but the Cardinals allowed him to sign with San Francisco because they have another strong defensive catcher in Yadier Molina. That's what happens when a player can't hit for beans. Eventually, someone comes along who can do the other things well. In fairness, Matheny does have his moments, like when he hit five doubles and two home runs in September, raising his OPS nearly 200 points from the previous month. However, a move to San Francisco's SBC Park won't help improve his hitting stats.
Matheny would have no fantasy value at all except that he plays so much that he makes himself into a $1/late-round catcher.
Despite making modifications to his batting stance last offseason, Matheny put up another abysmal season with the bat, going .244/.313/.317 in 315 at-bats. Matheny should see another 300 or so at-bats in 2003 on the basis of his solid defense and the trust of his manager.