34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Matt DeSalvo in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Matt DeSalvo Contract Information:
The Mets signed DeSalvo to a minor-league deal and invited him to spring training in January of 2009.
DeSalvo was released by Tampa Bay, the Durham Independent Weekly reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Matt DeSalvo.
The Yankees did not tender DeSalvo a contract in December and he signed as a free agent with the Braves in January. With an abundance of major league ready right-handed pitchers at their disposal, DeSalvo had no chance of being anything more than organizational depth in New York, so he'll push for a spot in Atlanta, although he'll face plenty of competition there as well.
Entering 2006, DeSalvo was regarded as one of the brighter starting arms in the Yankees' farm system. He completely derailed however, and is almost certain to open up the upcoming season at Double-A Trenton unless he manages to completely turns his career around and show some control on the mound.
DeSalvo has gone from undrafted free agent to one of the Yankees' better starting pitching prospects. The 25-year-old is a big strikeout guy but needs work on his curve and change if he's to make an impact in the majors. The Yankees did add him to the 40-man roster, though, so clearly they see a future for him.
DeSalvo became the all-time NCAA career strikeout (603) and wins (53) leader. In doing so, he claimed his third Ohio Athletic Conference pitcher of the year award in 2003. At 6-foot, 170-pounds, with an unorthodox delivery, he was largely ignored as most scouts felt he was an injury waiting to happen that couldnít take his stuff to the pros. Signed as free-agent fifth-year senior from Marietta (Ohio) College, he features a fastball that tops out at 94 mph and is worked anywhere between 87-93, and he gets good depth on his 12-to-6 curveball. He is a three-pitch pitcher who might emerge as a starter but many have compared him to the A's Chad Bradford. After a solid 2003 rookie season in which he struck out in excess of a batter per inning, heís set to move to high Single-A and the organizationís lack of quality pitching prospects could have him moving quickly if he shows himself to be durable.