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Matt Herges

44-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Matt Herges in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 4/1/1970   BORN: Champaign, IL   COLLEGE: Illinois State   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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The Royals signed Herges to a minor league contract in January of 2010.

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Herges will be sent to Triple-A Omaha, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Matt Herges 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
2005 35 AAA TUC 26 0 0 28.7 39 10 3 29 8 1 2 0 3.14 1.64
2006 36 MAJ FLA 66 0 0 71.0 94 34 5 36 28 2 3 0 4.31 1.72
2007 37 AAA COL 32 0 0 35.3 24 5 2 33 10 2 1 1 1.27 0.96
2007 37 MAJ COL 35 0 0 48.7 34 16 4 30 15 5 1 0 2.96 1.01
2008 38 AAA COL 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2008 38 MAJ COL 58 0 0 64.3 79 36 5 46 24 3 4 0 5.04 1.60
2009 39 AAA COL 13 0 0 18.3 13 4 1 14 4 3 2 0 1.96 0.93
2009 39 AAA COL 10 0 0 9.0 12 6 0 7 4 1 2 4 6.00 1.78
2009 39 MAJ CLE 21 0 0 25.3 24 10 3 18 6 2 1 0 3.55 1.18
2009 39 MAJ COL 9 0 0 9.3 10 3 2 8 2 1 0 0 2.89 1.29
2009  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ CLE/COL 30 0 0 34.7 34 13 5 26 8 3 1 0 3.38 1.21
2010 40 AAA Oma 43 5 0 89.1 102 46 10 49 36 9 4 0 0 0 4.63 1.55
Career  (View All) MAJ   539 4 0 662.0 700 277 60 464 245 42 34 34 3.77 1.43

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Matt Herges Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Matt Herges 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
2005 35 AAA TUC 26 0 28.7 9.10 2.51 3.63 0.94 84.1% 3.14 3.48 .410
2006 36 MAJ FLA 66 0 71.0 4.56 3.55 1.29 0.63 1.39 75.2% 4.31 4.32 .351
2007 37 AAA COL 32 0 35.3 8.41 2.55 3.30 0.51 90.6% 1.27 3.00 .248
2007 37 MAJ COL 35 0 48.7 5.55 2.77 2.00 0.74 1.28 73.3% 2.96 3.99 .219
2008 38 AAA COL 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 4.50 100% 4.50 8.70 .177
2008 38 MAJ COL 58 0 64.3 6.44 3.36 1.92 0.70 1.03 68.4% 88.5 MPH 5.04 3.94 .353
2009 39 AAA COL 13 0 18.3 6.87 1.96 3.50 0.49 81.3% 1.96 3.20 .241
2009 39 AAA COL 10 0 9.0 7.00 4.00 1.75 0.00 62.5% 6.00 2.98 .395
2009 39 MAJ CLE 21 0 25.3 6.39 2.13 3.00 1.07 1.42 74.1% 88.9 MPH 3.55 4.05 .282
2009 39 MAJ COL 9 0 9.3 7.71 1.93 4.00 1.93 1.42 90% 88.9 MPH 2.89 4.94 .304
2009  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ CLE/COL 30 0 34.7 6.75 2.08 3.25 1.30 1.42 78.4% 88.9 MPH 3.38 4.29 .288
2010 40 AAA Oma 43 5 89.1 4.95 3.64 1.36 1.01 71.9% 4.63 4.91 .313
Career MAJ   539 4 662.0 6.31 3.33 1.89 0.82 75.5% 3.77 4.12 .313

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Reynolds MIL 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Mark Teixeira NY-A 5 2 1 3 0 1 0 .400 1.200 1.600
James Loney TB 7 3 1 4 0 1 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Adam LaRoche WAS 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Carlos Beltran NY-A 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .857 1.286
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.167
Ryan Braun MIL 6 3 0 2 0 2 0 .500 .500 1.000
Alex Gonzalez DET 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .600 1.000
Scott Hairston WAS 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .833
Shane Victorino BOS 5 2 0 1 0 1 0 .400 .400 .800

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Juan Uribe LA 11 2 0 2 1 2 0 .182 .182 .432
Ryan Howard PHI 6 0 0 0 4 2 0 .000 .000 .400
Adrian Beltre TEX 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
Marlon Byrd PHI 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .200 .400
Brian McCann NY-A 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
Matt Kemp LA 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .200 .400
Jimmy Rollins PHI 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Snyder TEX 7 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Kouzmanoff TEX 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yadier Molina STL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

The Royals have signed Herges to a minor league contract, the team's official site reports.

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Herges was among the Rockies' relievers that filed for free agency.

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The Rockies recalled Herges from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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Herges signed a minor league contract with the Rockies on Thursday, the team's official site reports.

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The Indians designated Herges for assignment Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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Herges earned his second win of the season with a scoreless 10th inning in Cleveland's 4-3 extra inning victory over Kansas City on Thursday night.

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Herges was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

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The Indians have signed Herges to a minor league contract.

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The Rockies exercised Herges' $250,000 buyout clause on Tuesday, making him a free agent, the Denver Post reports.

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Herges faces an uncertain offseason, the Denver Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Herges.

2010

Herges joined the Rockies midseason as bullpen reinforcement. He dominated the competition while pitching in the minors, posting a 1.96 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 18.1 innings, earning him a spot start when Aaron Cook fell to injury. The Rockies' bottom part of their bullpen consisted of a lot of retread parts like Herges. He filed for free agency and will probably find work somewhere, perhaps with the Rockies again, but might have to sign another minor league deal to do it.

2009

Herges' walk, strikeout and home-run rates were all essentially the same in 2008 as they were the year before. His BABIP jumped from an unsustainable .213 to a fluky .347, taking his ERA with it. Relievers' numbers are simply too variable to be predicted outside of the performance of an elite few. Herges' projection above is realistic, but the error bars around it are very, very wide, and his end stat line is somewhat out of his control.

2008

The Rockies signed Herges to a minor league contract in 2007 and by midseason he was playing a vital middle-relief role. The 37-year-old Herges pitched 48.2 innings with an impressive 2.96 ERA and 1.007 WHIP. He re-signed with the Rockies in the offseason and will fill the same role, however he'll be 38 and a repeat performance is far from guaranteed.

2007

Herges got smacked around trying to be an elder statesman in the Marlins bullpen, and hopefully for Florida's sake the only lessons he passed along were how not to give up hits like him. He'll be lucky to find a spring NRI this offseason.

2006

How does one go from 23 saves for the Giants in 2004 to a spring NRI in 2006 if he's lucky? Check out those WHIPs for the last two years, even when he closed for the Giants. Herges is a long shot to close anywhere at Triple-A this season, much less the bigs.

2005

Midway through the 2004 season, Herges lost his closing job to Dustin Hermanson. In middle relief, he lost his confidence and struggled, falling into a pattern of sitting for long stretches. If he can regain his confidence and settle into a role as a set-up man, he could be worthy of fantasy attention, but with the Giants' offseason signing of Armando Benitez, Herges will see rare save opportunities in 2005, if any.

2004

Herges throws strikes and gets groundballs, and has been smart enough to spend most of his career in pitchers' parks. Most of his value is with ERA and WHIP, and he's not so dominant to be worth the risk. You want to get the next Matt Herges, not the last one.

2003

Was expected to battle for the closer's spot when the Expos traded Scott Strickland, but instead he lost a few precious miles per hour off his fastball and got smacked around (80 hits, 10 HR in 65 innings). His future success probably depends on finding that heat again, but with Herges at 33, don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen.