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Matt Belisle

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

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ERA

1.76

WHIP

1.09

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32

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0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Belisle proved to be a well-spent $3.5 million for the Cardinals in 2015, providing versatile innings out of the bullpen and delivering a 2.67 ERA across 33.2 frames. Belisle's 1.46 WHIP and 25:15 K:B...

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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 minor league contract with the Nationals in February of 2016 that includes an invitation to spring training.

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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 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 A A 59 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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
2015 35 MAJ STL 34 0 0 33.7 34 10 1 25 15 1 1 0 1 8 2.67 1.46
2016 36 A POT 3 0 0 4.0 6 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.75
2016 36 AA HAR 3 0 0 4.0 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
2016 36 AAA SYR 3 0 0 3.0 4 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2016 36 MAJ WAS 40 0 0 46.0 43 9 2 32 7 0 0 0 0 4 1.76 1.09
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3-Year Averages     57 0 0 57.1 61 26 4 43 16 3 5 0 2 12 4.10 1.35
Career  (View All)     599 44 0 834.0 927 389 84 632 204 49 55 5 4.20 1.36

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Matt Belisle Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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. 28 Ari 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.76 1.09
Sep. 25 @Pit 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.81 1.12
Sep. 8 Phi 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.88 1.12
Sep. 6 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.98 1.15
Sep. 3 @NYM 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.03 1.15
Aug. 28 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 1.12
Aug. 27 Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.88 1.15
Aug. 23 @Bal 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.89 1.16
Aug. 20 @Atl 0.3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.06 1.17
Aug. 19 @Atl 0.3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.08 1.10
Aug. 17 @Col 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 1.08
Aug. 15 @Col 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.95 1.11
Aug. 14 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.03 1.13
Aug. 12 Atl 0.7 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.10 1.13
Aug. 10 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.84 1.09
Aug. 2 @Ari 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.91 1.13
Jul. 31 @SF 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.98 1.10
Jul. 27 @Cle 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.71 1.03
Jul. 24 SD 2.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.73 1.04
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
3.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
8.0 5 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.13 0.75
Last 60 Games (Team)
19 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
22.7 22 8 4 1 2 13 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.59 1.06

Matt Belisle Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167618310311.139
20155610711111.256
2014126261133324.289

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169913431401.333
20159315823300.271
2014156178411001.295

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201621.300012512.111.08
201518.301010801.471.42
201435.0120181335.401.63

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201621.700019211.661.15
201515.310015714.111.50
201429.735025624.251.21
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 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 A A 59 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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
2015 35 MAJ STL 34 0 33.7 6.68 4.01 1.67 0.27 2.33 81.3% 90.6 MPH 2.67 3.70 .321
2016 36 A POT 3 0 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 2.25 83.3% 4.50 4.70 .443
2016 36 AA HAR 3 0 4.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 60% 4.50 2.20 .350
2016 36 AAA SYR 3 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 3.00 1.53 .473
2016 36 MAJ WAS 40 0 46.0 6.26 1.37 4.57 0.39 1.82 85.4% 91.0 MPH 1.76 2.90 .296
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 6.12 4.08 1.50 1.15 71.8% 4.71 1.67 .306
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.0 5.89 3.80 1.55 1.19 72.3% 4.59 4.88 .303
Rest Of Season     0 0 1.0 5.89 3.80 1.55 1.19 72.3% 4.59 4.88 .303
3-Year Averages     57 0 57.1 6.78 2.52 2.69 0.63 69.9% 4.10 3.45 .326
Career     599 44 834.0 6.82 2.20 3.10 0.91 70.9% 4.20 3.75 .329

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2016 Stat Review for Matt Belisle    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.57 K/BB
GREAT
6.26 K/9
POOR
1.37 BB/9
ELITE
91.0 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
1.82 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.76 ERA
ELITE
1.09 WHIP
GOOD
2.90 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.296 BABIP
AVERAGE
85.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Belisle (calf) was reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday.

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Belisle (calf) gave up two hits and one earned run in one inning Sunday for Double-A Harrisburg.

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Belisle (calf) will likely have his rehab assignment moved to Double-A Harrisburg, Chase Hughes of CSN Maryland reports.

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Belisle (calf) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Monday, The Washington Post reports.

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Belisle (calf) has been throwing from flat ground and could get back on a mound this weekend, the Washington Post reports. "Iíve been putting a batter to stand in, been going through all my pitches and made sure to keep it going," Belisle said. "I think a lot of it is the mental side, too. Each throw, if Iím really working on what Iím doing, the transition [to real games] will be a lot easier. The mound is just an acclimation to the incline, then go, go, go."

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Belisle (calf) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a right calf strain.

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Belisle left Tuesday's game with a calf strain, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

After tossing 317 mostly-effective relief innings over the previous four seasons, Belisle's massive workload finally caught up to him in 2014. While the 34-year-old didn't notice a decline in velocity, Belisle's diminished control and inability to avoid hard contact resulted in a 4.87 ERA over 66 appearances, his worst mark since the 2009 season. Signed by the Cardinals in the offseason, Belisle's surface numbers probably stand to improve simply by moving away from Coors Field, but park factors alone shouldn't be attributed to his dropoff in performance. Belisle saw his walk, strikeout and groundball rates all veer off fairly substantially in undesired directions, suggesting that a dramatic correction in his ERA may not be in the offing. The former fireman seems to be a replacement-level bullpen arm at this stage of his career, but the Cardinals will attempt to turn him back in the right direction after signing Belisle to a one-year deal in December.

2014

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 each passing year. Along with his ERA, his average fastball velocity has tailed off in each of his four seasons in Denver, a sign that the excessive workload is beginning to take its toll. The offseason addition of LaTroy Hawkins to the back end of the bullpen should lessen some of the burden on Belisle, who still maintained acceptable 7.6 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 rates last season, even with the quality of his arsenal on the decline. Expect him to see most of his duty in the seventh inning this year, with Wilton Lopez and Adam Ottavino also likely to receive looks there on the occasions that Belisle needs rest.

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.