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Matt Belisle

34-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

W-L

4-7

ERA

4.87

WHIP

1.44

K

43

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Belisle maintained his reputation as a bullpen iron man by surpassing the 70-inning plateau for his fourth straight campaign with the Rockies, but he seems to be showing diminishing effectiveness with...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 6/6/1980   BORN: Austin, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Belisle Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Cardinals in December of 2014.

December 2, 2014  –  Matt Belisle News

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Matt Belisle 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 24 AAA LOU 28 28 0 162.7 192 95 16 106 51 9 11 0 5.26 1.49
2005 25 MAJ CIN 61 5 0 85.7 101 42 11 59 25 4 8 1 4.41 1.47
2006 26 A A 59 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 26 A A 19 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 26 A A 2 0 0 4.0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0.00 0.75
2006 26 AA CHA 2 1 0 3.3 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.90
2006 26 AAA LOU 8 1 0 9.0 4 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0.00 0.56
2006 26 MAJ CIN 30 2 0 40.0 43 16 5 26 19 2 0 0 3.60 1.55
2007 27 AAA LOU 1 1 0 6.0 7 2 0 7 2 0 1 0 3.00 1.50
2007 27 MAJ CIN 30 30 0 177.7 212 105 26 125 43 8 9 0 5.32 1.44
2008 28 A SAR 1 1 0 8.2 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.24
2008 28 AA CHA 1 1 0 9.0 7 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 2.00 0.78
2008 28 AAA LOU 26 1 0 38.0 43 18 1 27 11 5 1 4 4.26 1.42
2008 28 MAJ CIN 6 6 0 29.7 47 24 4 14 6 1 4 0 7.28 1.79
2009 29 AAA COL 33 4 0 58.3 58 20 2 47 15 1 1 8 3.09 1.25
2009 29 MAJ COL 24 0 0 31.0 35 19 6 22 5 3 1 0 5.52 1.29
2010 30 MAJ COL 76 0 0 92.0 84 30 7 91 16 7 5 1 1 21 2.93 1.09
2011 31 MAJ COL 74 0 0 72.0 77 26 5 58 14 10 4 0 7 14 3.25 1.26
2012 32 MAJ COL 80 0 0 80.0 91 33 5 69 18 3 8 3 7 26 3.71 1.36
2013 33 MAJ COL 72 0 0 73.0 76 35 6 62 15 5 7 0 5 24 4.32 1.25
2014 34 MAJ COL 66 1 0 64.7 74 35 5 43 19 4 7 0 2 6 4.87 1.44
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3-Year Averages     75 0 0 75.0 81 31 5 63 15 6 6 1 6 21 3.72 1.28
Career  (View All)     525 44 0 754.3 850 370 81 575 182 48 54 5 4.41 1.37

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Matt Belisle Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 @Ari 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.87 1.44
Sep. 24 @ChC 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.03 1.48
Sep. 18 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.14 1.52
Sep. 10 @Cin 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.31 1.52
Sep. 2 Pit 0.3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 5.37 1.53
Aug. 31 ChC 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.78 1.47
Aug. 26 @Pit 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.63 1.44
Aug. 23 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.80 1.49
Aug. 22 @Phi 1.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.89 1.52
Aug. 15 SD 3.0 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.47
Aug. 11 @Mia 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.93 1.46
Aug. 10 @Bal 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.99 1.44
Aug. 6 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.03 1.45
Aug. 5 Bos 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.13 1.44
Aug. 2 Mil 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.28 1.48
Jul. 31 @SD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.32 1.48
Jul. 29 @SD 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.50
Jul. 27 @ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.53 1.51
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
4.3 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.46
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
6.3 8 6 6 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 8.53 1.42
Last 60 Days
18 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
21.0 20 9 9 0 7 13 0 0 0 2-1 0 1 1 3.86 1.29

Matt Belisle Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014126261133324.289
2013121237321111.283
2012151291442811.313

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014156178411001.295
201318039844705.259
2012197404491014.259

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201435.0120181335.401.63
201338.343032744.461.30
201240.013134634.501.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201429.735025624.251.21
201334.714030824.151.18
201240.0252351222.931.30
Matt Belisle 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 24 AAA LOU 28 28 162.7 5.86 2.82 2.08 0.89 65.2% 5.26 4.32 .333
2005 25 MAJ CIN 61 5 85.7 6.20 2.63 2.36 1.16 73% 4.41 4.40 .330
2006 26 A A 59 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2006 26 A A 19 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2006 26 A A 2 0 4.0 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .266
2006 26 AA CHA 2 1 3.3 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.80 .357
2006 26 AAA LOU 8 1 9.0 9.00 1.00 9.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.53 .196
2006 26 MAJ CIN 30 2 40.0 5.85 4.28 1.37 1.13 1.27 80.7% 3.60 5.00 .304
2007 27 AAA LOU 1 1 6.0 10.50 3.00 3.50 0.00 77.8% 3.00 1.87 .414
2007 27 MAJ CIN 30 30 177.7 6.33 2.18 2.91 1.32 0.97 65.5% 5.32 4.45 .331
2008 28 A SAR 1 1 8.2 3.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.47 .090
2008 28 AA CHA 1 1 9.0 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 71.4% 2.00 2.53 .238
2008 28 AAA LOU 26 1 38.0 6.39 2.61 2.45 0.24 67.9% 4.26 3.31 .344
2008 28 MAJ CIN 6 6 29.7 4.25 1.82 2.33 1.21 2.13 59.2% 90.6 MPH 7.28 4.64 .382
2009 29 AAA COL 33 4 58.3 7.25 2.31 3.13 0.31 74.6% 3.09 2.81 .323
2009 29 MAJ COL 24 0 31.0 6.39 1.45 4.40 1.74 0.92 61.8% 92.2 MPH 5.52 4.80 .307
2010 30 MAJ COL 76 0 92.0 8.90 1.57 5.69 0.68 1.43 75.3% 92.3 MPH 2.93 2.80 .314
2011 31 MAJ COL 74 0 72.0 7.25 1.75 4.14 0.63 2.05 75.6% 92.0 MPH 3.25 3.24 .332
2012 32 MAJ COL 80 0 80.0 7.76 2.03 3.83 0.56 1.94 73.1% 90.7 MPH 3.71 3.08 .354
2013 33 MAJ COL 72 0 73.0 7.64 1.85 4.13 0.74 2.06 65.9% 90.6 MPH 4.32 3.19 .327
2014 34 MAJ COL 66 1 64.7 5.98 2.64 2.26 0.70 1.72 65.9% 91.3 MPH 4.87 3.80 .331
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3-Year Averages     75 0 75.0 7.56 1.80 4.20 0.60 71.4% 3.72 2.99 .339
Career     525 44 754.3 6.86 2.17 3.16 0.97 69.6% 4.41 3.82 .331

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Belisle    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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2.26 K/BB
WEAK
5.98 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.64 BB/9
GOOD
91.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.7 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.72 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.87 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.44 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.80 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.331 BABIP
HIGH
65.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Belisle was charged with his seventh loss of the season Tuesday against the Giants, giving up four runs on four hits while recording just one out.

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Belisle gave up one run on four hits over three innings pitched on Friday facing the Reds.

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Belisle will start Friday against the Reds.

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Belisle picked up the loss in his second consecutive appearance Sunday against the Pirates, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk while recording just two outs.

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Belisle was charged with the loss Friday against the Pirates, after he was blasted for two runs on three hits while recording just one out.

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Belisle was handed his third loss of the season Friday against the Brewers, after surrendering a walkoff single to Ryan Braun with two outs in the ninth inning.

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Belisle was bombed for five runs on five hits over one inning of relief duty in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Belisle worked a shaky sixth inning Saturday, allowing two hits, a walk and a wild pitch, but escaping without allowing a run.

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Belisle gave up one run on two hits while pitching the eighth inning in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night.

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Belisle (0-1) imploded Thursday in Miami, taking the loss after giving up four runs on four hits and a walk in an inning of work.

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Belisle compiled a 5.40 ERA over 10 innings in spring training.

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The Rockies exercised the $4.25 million option on Belisle for the 2014 season, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Belisle was arguably the team's best pitcher through the first half of last season, compiling a 1.93 ERA while holding opposing batters to a .255 average. However, things dipped dramatically after the All-Star break for Belisle, who gave up 23 runs over 33.1 innings. That swoon may have had more to do with an increased workload beginning in July when the team limited its starters to 75 pitchers per outing, resulting in the overuse of many of the team's relievers. In spite of the sour end to last season, Belisle's ability to command the strike zone and avoid home runs should allow him to reprise his role as one of the top setup men to Rafael Betancourt. Even so, Belisle's upside remains somewhat limited since the team would likely turn to Rex Brothers or Wilton Lopez at closer if Betancourt were to get injured or traded.

2012

Although he's seldom in the mix for save opportunities, Belisle has emerged as a valuable bullpen contributor for the Rockies over the last three seasons. For fantasy owners who have plugged him in as a cheap stiff filler, he's managed to contribute 17 wins in relief since 2010 while racking up 164 innings during that span. Anything relievers provide in that department should be considered a bonus, however. While there may be some long-term concerns here about a breakdown given that workload, his increasing groundball rate and steady control should help him remain valuable as a setup man even if the strikeouts continue to slip away (8.90 K/9IP in 2010 down to 7.25 in 2011).

2011

Belisle had a very productive 2010 season out of the bullpen as he posted a 7-5 record with a 2.93 ERA and 1.087 WHIP, both career lows. He improved his strikeout rate to a career-high 8.90 K/9IP, while keeping his walk rate in check at 1.57 BB/9IP. He lowered his flyball rate (33.3 percent) and raised his groundball rate (46.3 percent), both of which are keys to pitching well in Coors Field. Considering the volatile nature of relief pitchers and that this is Belisle's real first taste of success, it's tough to tell if he can carry the progress he made into 2011. Either way, it's doubtful that Belisle finds himself closing games for the Rockies, so his value is limited to fantasy owners.

2010

Belisle was originally in the mix for a rotation spot in 2009, as he impressed the Rockies out of spring training -- 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA, seven strikeouts and two walks -- but the peripherals showed opponents batting .350 and slugging .500, and he began the year in the minors. He fought his way into the bullpen, only to muff the opportunity, clear waivers and be reassigned to Colorado Springs. The Rockies have re-signed him to a one-year deal for 2010, and you can expect more of the same unreliability and inconsistency.

2009

Belisle began the year on the DL with a strained forearm and then got hammered in six starts upon his return, essentially ending any chance of being in the rotation again. The Reds converted him to relief work at Triple-A Louisville, and he ended the year by blowing out his knee. As a result, Belisle was non-tendered in December.

2008

It speaks volumes as to the state of the Reds' starting rotation that Belisle is still slotted for the third or fourth starter's slot, despite his bumpy 2007 campaign. Belisle is just too hittable, allowing 212 hits in 177.2 IP last year, keeping in line with his career numbers. Look for Belisle to begin the year in the rotation, but with Johnny Cueto near ready and with the Reds having a surplus of outfielders to trade for a starter, he almost certainly won't end the year in the rotation.

2007

Belisle has been in the Reds organization since 2003, and they still haven't figured out if he's a starter or a reliever. At one point he even received consideration as a closer, but those days are gone. He's had faint glimpses of glory with the team as a starter, but at his best he was just a six-inning pitcher with a low strikeout rate. He's going to get consideration as a fifth starter, but will probably end up in middle relief.

2006

After picking up a save in July, there was some speculation that Belisle would be groomed as a potential closer. Three blown saves and a mediocre strikeout rate later, closing no longer seems like a plausible option. He'll return as a set-up man for the Reds.

2005

While exceptions exist, when the Braves come knocking and offer one of their pitching prospects, check your wallet. Belisle's star began fading once he hit the Double-A wall in 2003, and he took another step backwards at Triple-A Louisville in 2004. Belisle's fading strikeout rate is the key stat to follow here.

2004

Of the Reds' dump-trades in 2003, their trade of two months' worth of Kent Mercker for Belisle might have been their best value. Belisle's K-rate dropped in 2003, but it's not too long ago that he was considered one of the Braves' best pitching prospects. Back problems that sidelined him in 2001 loom as a concern.

2003

The Braves still consider this 6'3?, 195, right-hander, who turns 23 in June, one of their top prospects despite missing all of 2001 with a ruptured disc in his back. His ERA last year at Double-A won't get you excited, but check out the amazing 123/39 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Look for a promotion to Triple-A, and a possible late-season major league audition.