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Matt Lindstrom

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

5.40

WHIP

2.00

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2

SV

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The White Sox added Lindstrom to their bullpen prior to the 2013 season, and he quickly became manager Robin Ventura's favorite toy in the bullpen. He was the third-most used AL pitcher in 2013 with 7...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 2/11/1980   BORN: Rexburg, ID   COLLEGE: Ricks (ID) JC   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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The White Sox picked up his club option for 2014 in October of 2013.

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Matt Lindstrom 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 A St. 14 14 0 79.7 83 33 5 50 20 5 5 0 3.73 1.29
2004 24 A Cap 13 12 0 56.0 47 20 3 64 10 3 2 0 3.21 1.02
2005 25 AA BIN 34 10 0 72.3 88 44 11 57 54 2 5 0 5.47 1.96
2006 26 A A 11 0 0 18.0 14 5 2 16 7 1 0 2 2.50 1.17
2006 26 AA BIN 35 0 0 40.7 42 17 2 54 14 2 4 11 3.76 1.38
2007 27 MAJ FLA 71 0 0 67.0 66 23 2 62 21 3 4 0 3.09 1.30
2008 28 AAA ALB 3 0 0 4.0 5 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
2008 28 MAJ FLA 66 0 0 57.3 57 20 1 43 26 3 3 5 3.14 1.45
2009 29 A Jup 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2009 29 AA JAC 2 2 0 2.0 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 9.00 1.00
2009 29 MAJ FLA 54 0 0 47.3 54 31 5 39 24 2 1 15 5.89 1.65
2010 30 AA Cor 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 30 MAJ HOU 58 0 0 53.3 68 26 5 43 20 2 5 23 6 4 4.39 1.65
2011 31 AAA Col 2 0 0 2.0 4 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.00
2011 31 MAJ COL 63 0 0 54.0 52 18 3 36 14 2 2 2 3 15 3.00 1.22
2012 32 R Gul 2 2 0 2.0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2012 32 AA Bow 2 1 0 2.1 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 2.38
2012 32 MAJ ARI 12 0 0 10.7 10 3 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 3 2.53 1.13
2012 32 MAJ BAL 34 0 0 36.3 35 11 2 30 12 1 0 0 1 2 2.72 1.29
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ARI/BAL 46 0 0 47.0 45 14 2 40 14 1 0 0 1 5 2.68 1.26
2013 33 MAJ CWS 76 0 0 60.7 64 21 2 46 23 2 4 0 4 20 3.12 1.43
2014 34 MAJ CWS 5 0 0 5.0 8 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 5.40 2.00
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Lindstrom
3-Year Averages MAJ   61 0 0 53.9 53 17 2 40 17 1 2 0 2 13 2.84 1.30
Career  (View All) MAJ   439 0 0 391.7 414 156 20 311 144 16 20 46 3.58 1.42

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Matt Lindstrom Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 13 Cle 1.0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 W 0 1 0 5.40 2.00
Apr. 10 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.75
Apr. 6 @KC 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.33
Apr. 3 Min 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 9.00 2.00
Mar. 31 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 8 5 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1-1 1 2 0 5.40 2.00
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 8 5 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1-1 1 2 0 5.40 2.00
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 8 5 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1-1 1 2 0 5.40 2.00

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Matt Lindstrom Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201395141126500.317
20128617621301.284
2011919521222.256

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013165321238402.255
201211423824211.226
201113327930501.252

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.7030211624.851.85
201222.710016925.161.68
201127.700021724.231.34

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.021025701.451.03
201224.300024500.370.86
201126.022215711.731.08
Matt Lindstrom 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 A St. 14 14 79.7 5.65 2.26 2.50 0.56 71.4% 3.73 3.51 .309
2004 24 A Cap 13 12 56.0 10.29 1.61 6.40 0.48 68.5% 3.21 2.15 .319
2005 25 AA BIN 34 10 72.3 7.09 6.72 1.06 1.37 74.8% 5.47 6.05 .344
2006 26 A A 11 0 18.0 8.00 3.50 2.29 1.00 84.2% 2.50 4.03 .257
2006 26 AA BIN 35 0 40.7 11.95 3.10 3.86 0.44 72.2% 3.76 2.59 .397
2007 27 MAJ FLA 71 0 67.0 8.33 2.82 2.95 0.27 1.18 75.3% 3.09 2.71 .335
2008 28 AAA ALB 3 0 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 2.25 40% 9.00 5.20 .355
2008 28 MAJ FLA 66 0 57.3 6.75 4.08 1.65 0.16 1.31 76.8% 96.9 MPH 3.14 3.33 .321
2009 29 A Jup 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .177
2009 29 AA JAC 2 2 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 4.50 0% 9.00 6.70 .275
2009 29 MAJ FLA 54 0 47.3 7.42 4.56 1.63 0.95 1.17 64.4% 96.3 MPH 5.89 4.50 .342
2010 30 AA Cor 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 4.20 .000
2010 30 MAJ HOU 58 0 53.3 7.26 3.38 2.15 0.84 1.54 74.7% 95.7 MPH 4.39 3.93 .370
2011 31 AAA Col 2 0 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 33.3% 13.50 5.70 .647
2011 31 MAJ COL 63 0 54.0 6.00 2.33 2.57 0.50 1.64 76.2% 96.0 MPH 3.00 3.48 .296
2012 32 R Gul 2 2 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 4.50 1.20 .355
2012 32 AA Bow 2 1 2.1 4.29 4.29 1.00 0.00 80% 3.86 3.68 .448
2012 32 MAJ ARI 12 0 10.7 8.44 1.69 5.00 0.00 1.89 75% 94.8 MPH 2.53 2.17 .332
2012 32 MAJ BAL 34 0 36.3 7.43 2.97 2.50 0.50 1.71 80% 94.8 MPH 2.72 3.59 .313
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ARI/BAL 46 0 47.0 7.66 2.68 2.86 0.38 1.75 78.9% 94.8 MPH 2.68 2.97 .317
2013 33 MAJ CWS 76 0 60.7 6.82 3.41 2.00 0.30 2.23 77.6% 95.0 MPH 3.12 3.30 .331
2014 34 MAJ CWS 5 0 5.0 3.60 3.60 1.00 0.00 4.33 70% 93.6 MPH 5.40 3.60 .398
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Lindstrom
3-Year Averages MAJ   61 0 53.9 6.68 2.84 2.35 0.33 77.9% 2.84 3.14 .313
Career MAJ   439 0 391.7 7.15 3.31 2.16 0.46 74.7% 3.58 3.42 .332

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Lindstrom    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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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
3.60 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.60 BB/9
POOR
93.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
4.33 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.40 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.00 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.60 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.398 BABIP
HIGH
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Salvador Perez KC 5 3 1 2 0 0 1 .600 1.400 2.000
Yan Gomes CLE 5 4 0 3 0 0 0 .800 1.000 1.800
Carlos Beltran NY-A 10 5 2 4 1 2 0 .500 1.200 1.745
Mark Teixeira NY-A 5 3 0 0 1 1 0 .600 .800 1.467
Shane Victorino BOS 9 3 2 8 1 0 0 .333 1.000 1.400
Angel Pagan SF 6 3 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .833 1.333
Omar Infante KC 7 4 0 1 2 2 0 .571 .571 1.238
Jayson Werth WAS 9 5 0 2 0 1 0 .556 .667 1.222
Joe Mauer MIN 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .800 1.200
Ian Desmond WAS 5 3 0 2 0 2 0 .600 .600 1.200

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brian McCann NY-A 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 .191
Hunter Pence SF 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .167
Tony Gwynn Jr. PHI 6 0 0 2 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonny Gomes BOS 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Torii Hunter DET 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Adrian Beltre TEX 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Austin Jackson DET 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Gerardo Parra AZ 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Yoenis Cespedes OAK 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Russell Martin PIT 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Lindstrom tossed a clean ninth inning during Thursday's non-save situation against Cleveland.

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Lindstrom allowed a run on three hits in a non-save situation inning against the Royals on Sunday.

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Lindstrom blew the save in the ninth inning of Thursday's 10-9 loss to Minnesota.

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Lindstrom gave up a hit, but struck out one and recorded the save in his first opportunity as the White Sox's closer Monday against Minnesota.

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Lindstrom will be the closer for the White Sox to begin the season according to manager Robin Ventura, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Manager Robin Ventura hinted he may use a closer by committee to start the regular season, which may involve Lindstrom, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "From where we were at in spring training, limited appearances for a lot of these guys, we donít really have the guy that you just roll out there and heís the guy," Ventura said.

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Lindstrom surrendered two hits and an earned run while recording a strikeout in one inning against the Rockies Sunday.

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Lindstrom (oblique) struck out one in a scoreless inning against the Cubs on Friday.

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Lindstrom (oblique) plans to pitch in a game Friday, Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports.

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Lindstrom (oblique) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Lindstrom was a late-August acquisition for the D-Backs when starter Joe Saunders was sent packing, but Arizona elected to decline his 2013 option in October. Between his two teams, Lindstrom had his best big league season yet thanks to a career-low 2.7 BB/9 and 0.4 HR/9, along with a career-high 50.7 percent groundball rate. Although he hasn't been racking up strikeouts as many expected during the early years of his career with the Marlins, Lindstrom appears to have developed into a stable middle reliever capable of limiting the damage of free passes and long balls, issues that plagued him with the Marlins and Astros when he was utilized as a ninth-inning option.

2012

Perhaps the days of considering him a closer-in-waiting are over, but Lindstrom had his best season since 2008 during his first run with the Rockies. A big part of that success can be attributed to his improved walk rate (2.33 BB/9IP), the lowest mark he's delivered in any big league campaign. Unfortunately for those trying to use him as a staff filler/closer insurance for Huston Street, Lindstrom's strikeout rate tumbled (6.00 K/9IP) and he only picked up a pair of saves while Rafael Betancourt took over the ninth-inning role in late August. After getting traded to Baltimore, Lindstrom has a better chance of entering the closer mix as the Orioles don't have a true incumbent for the job as spring training begins.

2011

Lindstrom battled back problems through much of 2010, ultimately coughing up the closer's role to Brandon Lyon in June despite a fast start out of gate. Lindstrom throws hard and has more of the prototypical skills of a closer, but that didn't appear to mean much to the Astros as he was traded to Colorado this offseason. He'll provide the Rockies with an insurance policy for the closer spot if Huston Street spends time on the DL this season. Otherwise, he'll be a part of the bridge to the ninth inning with a late-inning setup role this season.

2010

Lindstrom opened the season as the Marlins' closer, but elbow problems soon came calling and by the time he returned to action Leo Nunez had lain claim to the job. Lindstrom still has that traditional back-of-the-bullpen power arsenal, but at some point he's going to have to start finding the plate more often if he's going to make it as a closer. He'll likely open the season working the ninth inning for the Astros after being acquired by Houston in December.

2009

Lindstrom won the Marlins' Closer of the Future lottery in 2008, replacing Kevin Gregg late in the season when the incumbent went down with a knee injury and not doing anything to blow his chance in the spotlight. Lindstrom has closer-worthy stuff with a lively fastball and wicked slider, so don't expect manager Fredi Gonzalez to rock the boat here. Barring an injury Lindstrom will be the team's latest bargain stopper. The big caveat is the organization's history of turning to veteran pitchers if there's any uncertainty at the closer position, but right now the team doesn't look like they'll have much experience in the 'pen behind Lindstrom so even if he struggles out of the gate his job should be fairly safe.

2008

Lindstrom used his mid-90's fastball and biting slider to settle in as a valuable set-up man for the Marlins in 2007. Kevin Gregg should return as the closer, but Lindstrom would be a candidate to replace him should anything (such as winning his arbitration hearing) happen to Gregg.

2007

Lindstrom rebounded from a stress fracture of the humerus bone in his upper right arm that occurred in the AFL in 2005 to pitch fairly well for Double-A Binghamton last season, posting a 3.76 ERA and .266 BAA while striking out 54 in 40.2 innings. He has adjusted well to being moved from the starting rotation to bullpen in 2004, where his 92-94 mph fastball that reaches 96 mph; a slider that reaches the high-80s and has good bite, a curveball that needs work; and a developing change-up are better suited. The Mets tired of waiting for him to be ready to reach that next level since he is 27, shipping him off to Florida with Henry Owens in a deal for Jason Vargas and a prospect.

2006

Lindstrom, who still seems to be regaining his feel for pitching after missing two years on a Mormon mission, struggled so much with his control at Double-A Binghamton that he was moved out of the starting rotation into the bullpen. While pitching in the Arizona Fall League, he had a stress fracture of the humerus bone in his upper right arm that shut him down for two months. When healthy, Lindstrom throws a 92-94 mph fastball that reaches 96 mph; a slider that reaches the high-80s, has good bite, and has shown flashes of being a plus pitch; a curveball that needs work; and a developing change-up. But at 26, injured and coming off a poor season, his star in the Mets' eyes has clearly waned and he will need a big year in the minors to avoid being waived.

2005

Lindstrom is still regaining his feel for pitching after missing two years on a Mormon mission. He throws a 92-94 mph fastball that reaches 96 mph; a slider that reaches the high-80s, has good bite, and has shown flashes of being a plus pitch; a curveball that needs work; and a developing change-up. After advancing through low and high Single-A in 2004, he was sent to the Arizona Fall League, where he made strides on using the inner half of the plate. He turns 25 in February, and given his advanced age, will need to make solid strides in 2005 to have a shot at the majors. He should open the season back in high Single-A Port St. Lucie and, with a solid start, should move up to Double-A Binghamton.