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Matt Albers

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Albers took a small step back in his first season with the Indians in a middle-relief role, posting ratios that were worse than his combined results from 2012 between Arizona and Boston. At this stage...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 225   DOB: 1/20/1983
BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: San Jacinto (TX) JC  DRAFTED: 23rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Albers Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.45 million contract, which includes a $3 million club option for 2015, with the Astros in December of 2013.

August 5, 2014  –  Matt Albers News

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Albers (shoulder) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Matt Albers 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 21 A LEX 22 21 0 111.3 95 41 3 140 57 8 3 0 3.31 1.37
2005 22 A SAL 28 27 0 148.2 161 77 15 146 62 8 12 0 4.66 1.50
2006 23 AA COR 19 19 0 116.0 96 28 4 95 47 10 2 0 2.17 1.23
2006 23 AAA ROU 4 4 0 25.0 24 11 2 26 10 2 1 0 3.96 1.36
2006 23 MAJ HOU 4 2 0 15.0 17 10 1 11 7 0 2 0 6.00 1.60
2007 24 AAA ROU 9 9 0 53.0 50 22 6 43 22 2 3 0 3.74 1.36
2007 24 MAJ HOU 31 18 0 110.7 127 72 18 71 50 4 11 0 5.86 1.60
2008 25 A ABE 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 25 MAJ BAL 28 3 0 49.0 43 19 4 26 22 3 3 0 3.49 1.33
2009 26 AAA NOR 10 0 0 12.7 18 8 1 12 5 1 0 0 5.68 1.82
2009 26 MAJ BAL 56 0 0 67.0 80 41 3 49 36 3 6 0 5.51 1.73
2010 27 MAJ BAL 62 0 0 75.7 78 38 6 49 34 5 3 0 2 7 4.52 1.48
2011 28 AAA PAW 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2011 28 MAJ BOS 56 0 0 64.7 62 34 7 68 31 4 4 0 3 10 4.73 1.44
2012 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 0 39.3 30 10 6 25 15 2 0 0 4 7 2.29 1.14
2012 29 MAJ ARI 23 0 0 21.0 16 6 3 19 7 1 1 0 2 2 2.57 1.10
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 0 60.3 46 16 9 44 22 3 1 0 6 9 2.39 1.13
2013 30 MAJ CLE 56 0 0 63.0 57 22 2 35 23 3 1 0 0 1 3.14 1.27
2014 31 MAJ HOU 8 0 0 10.0 10 1 0 8 3 0 0 0 1 3 0.90 1.30
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3-Year Averages     58 0 0 62.7 55 24 6 49 25 3 2 0 3 6 3.45 1.28
Career  (View All)     364 23 0 515.3 520 253 50 361 228 25 31 0 4.42 1.45

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Matt Albers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201425426200.261
201311491127411.262
2012101161617104.207

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201417414100.267
2013148261230401.226
201214028629105.220

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20145.70007100.001.06
201336.3110201322.481.07
201232.0100191352.811.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20144.30001202.081.62
201326.7200151004.051.54
201228.321025941.910.95
Matt Albers 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 21 A LEX 22 21 111.3 11.32 4.61 2.46 0.24 74.5% 3.31 2.57 .346
2005 22 A SAL 28 27 148.2 8.87 3.77 2.35 0.91 70.2% 4.66 3.80 .349
2006 23 AA COR 19 19 116.0 7.37 3.65 2.02 0.31 82.7% 2.17 3.54 .284
2006 23 AAA ROU 4 4 25.0 9.36 3.60 2.60 0.72 71.9% 3.96 3.60 .331
2006 23 MAJ HOU 4 2 15.0 6.60 4.20 1.57 0.60 1.83 60.9% 6.00 4.05 .338
2007 24 AAA ROU 9 9 53.0 7.30 3.74 1.95 1.02 75.8% 3.74 4.41 .292
2007 24 MAJ HOU 31 18 110.7 5.77 4.07 1.42 1.46 1.36 66% 5.86 5.43 .311
2008 25 A ABE 2 0 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.70 .379
2008 25 MAJ BAL 28 3 49.0 4.78 4.04 1.18 0.73 1.44 75.4% 91.1 MPH 3.49 4.59 .258
2009 26 AAA NOR 10 0 12.7 8.53 3.55 2.40 0.71 68.2% 5.68 3.52 .417
2009 26 MAJ BAL 56 0 67.0 6.58 4.84 1.36 0.40 1.64 66.4% 92.8 MPH 5.51 3.99 .355
2010 27 MAJ BAL 62 0 75.7 5.83 4.04 1.44 0.71 2.12 69.8% 92.5 MPH 4.52 4.36 .305
2011 28 AAA PAW 2 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .134
2011 28 MAJ BOS 56 0 64.7 9.46 4.31 2.19 0.97 1.41 68.6% 93.6 MPH 4.73 4.17 .325
2012 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 39.3 5.72 3.43 1.67 1.37 1.85 89.7% 93.7 MPH 2.29 5.13 .218
2012 29 MAJ ARI 23 0 21.0 8.14 3.00 2.71 1.29 2.20 85% 93.7 MPH 2.57 4.39 .244
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 60.3 6.56 3.28 2.00 1.34 1.96 88.1% 93.7 MPH 2.39 4.81 .227
2013 30 MAJ CLE 56 0 63.0 5.00 3.29 1.52 0.29 4.33 74.4% 93.4 MPH 3.14 3.64 .278
2014 31 MAJ HOU 8 0 10.0 7.20 2.70 2.67 0.00 2.83 92.3% 92.6 MPH 0.90 2.80 .331
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 5.9 7.48 2.92 2.56 0.73 75.1% 3.42 3.57 .306
3-Year Averages     58 0 62.7 7.04 3.59 1.96 0.86 75.7% 3.45 4.08 .277
Career     364 23 515.3 6.30 3.98 1.58 0.87 70.9% 4.42 4.43 .301

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Albers    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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2.67 K/BB
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7.20 K/9
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2.70 BB/9
GOOD
92.6 MPH Fastball
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0.0 HR/9
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2.83 GB/FB Ratio
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0.90 ERA
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1.30 WHIP
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2.80 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.331 BABIP
HIGH
92.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Albers (shoulder) hopes to throw off a mound Friday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Albers was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday.

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Albers does not appear close to a return, reports the Houston Chronicle.

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Albers (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Albers (shoulder) isn't close to going on a minor league rehab assignment, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Albers (shoulder) is at least a week away from throwing, and will remain in Houston to continue his rehab while the team embarks on a 10-game road trip starting Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Albers received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder Tuesday and will be shut down for 10 days, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The D-Backs acquired Albers from the Red Sox in July to bolster their right-handed bullpen depth. Over the final two months, Albers' strikeout rate jumped to 8.1 K/9, while he carried the highest groundball rate of his career (57.1%). The success Albers had overall in 2012 was hinged to an improved walk rate (3.3 BB/9), but his xFIP (3.90) is one indication that the 2.39 ERA he carried is unsustainable. Sent to Cleveland in December, Albert could wind up in a setup role at some point now that he's on a roster with less bullpen depth than the D-Backs.

2012

Albers was a bright light out of the Red Sox bullpen for much of last season and filled the role Boston expected Bobby Jenks to perform. All that ended in August when Albers couldn't buy an out and his ERA topped four once again. He's walked more than four batters per nine innings in his career, which isn't a good trait in relievers. We don't see a big role for him in Boston, should he make the 25-man roster out of spring training.

2011

The Orioles non-tendered Albers, who struggled throughout most of the season in the bullpen. He is 28-years-old, and odds are that a team will use him in middle relief since he doesn't miss enough bats (5.8 K/9IP) to warrant consideration for a high-leverage setup role. Albers signed with Boston in the offseason and pitched well enough in spring training to earn a spot on the major league roster.

2010

After returning from shoulder surgery, Albers spent the 2009 season on the shuttle between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. His time in Baltimore wasn't pretty, and he may have lost some stuff after surgery in late 2008. Look for Albers in middle relief if he makes the team at all this spring.

2009

After he failed to make the rotation out of spring training, Albers became a very reliable pitcher out of the bullpen. Eventually, he earned another look in the rotation, but a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder ended his season prematurely. Keep an eye on Albers in spring training to see whether the Orioles want to put him back in the bullpen or make him a starter, but don't expect him to go back and forth again after the shoulder injury.

2008

Albers began last season at Triple-A Round Rock, but spent the vast majority of the year in the majors. He made 18 starts, and added 13 relief appearances, posting a 4-11 record with a 5.86 ERA, with unimpressive K:BB and HR rates. He'll be 25 years old when the season starts, so he still has time to develop, but he projects no higher than an end-of-the-rotation starter. The Astros sent him to the Orioles as part of the Miguel Tejada deal in December, so he'll try to break camp as Baltimore's No. 4 or No. 5 starter.

2007

Albers went 10-2 with a 2.17 ERA at Double-A Corpus Christi and 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA at Triple-A Round Rock before getting called up to the big league club. He went 0-2 in four appearances -- including two starts -- with the Astros. He consistently hits 93-94 mph with his fastball, and can get it up to 97 mph. His curveball and slider both have the potential to be plus pitches, and he has a chance to be the fifth starter in the rotation this season, competing with Fernando Nieve for that spot.

2006

Albers bounced back from suspension and rehab in 2004, and a rocky start to 2005, to stay among the Astros' top pitching prospects. He's a four-pitch guy who sits in the low 90s and projects as No. 4 starter in the majors. He's at least a year away.

2005

Albers enjoyed an 8-3 campaign with a 3.31 ERA and finished with 140 strikeouts in 111 innings for Low-A Lexington and should move up another level in the Astros minor league system in 2005.

2004

Alvers, a 23rd round Junior College pick in 2001, led the New York-Penn League in strikeouts in 2003 with 94 in 86 and a third innings. Largely ignored because of a squat size, hes lost body fat from his six-foot frame since turning pro and needs to be considered a prospect based on his low-minor results thus far. He has a fastball that can get into the mid 90s and a hard, sharp breaking pitch. Despite the low level, he already has the makings of a change up, and will throw any pitch at any time. A showing at low Single-A is likely in 2004, and the 21-year-old should find himself at high Single-A by the end of the season. Older because of college time, his true test will be at the higher levels. If hes able to continue his strikeout rate, he becomes a legitimate prospect.