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Matt Bush

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 195   DOB: 2/8/1986   BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Rays in October of 2012.

December 14, 2012  –  Matt Bush News

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Bush will accept a plea deal to end his DUI hit-and-run case, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Matt Bush 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 18 A EUG 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2005 19 A FOR 126 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 20 A A 21 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 21 R AZL 6 0 0 7.3 5 1 0 16 2 1 0 0 1.23 0.95
2007 21 A LAK 29 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 21 A FOR 1 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 24 A+ CHA 4 0 0 8.1 7 4 1 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.32 1.11
2010 24 R GUL 4 1 0 5.1 2 1 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.69 0.59
2011 25 AA MON 36 0 0 50.1 48 27 5 77 24 5 3 5 0 0 4.83 1.44

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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 18 A EUG 7 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2005 19 A FOR 126 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2006 20 A A 21 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2007 21 R AZL 6 0 7.3 19.64 2.45 8.00 0.00 85.7% 1.23 0.06 .517
2007 21 A LAK 29 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2007 21 A FOR 1 0 .3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2010 24 A+ CHA 4 0 8.1 13.33 2.22 6.00 1.11 62.5% 4.32 2.58 .356
2010 24 R GUL 4 1 5.1 14.12 1.76 8.00 0.00 66.7% 1.69 1.24 .239
2011 25 AA MON 36 0 50.1 13.83 4.31 3.21 0.90 67.2% 4.83 2.98 .401

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

Bush was released by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Bush was charged with several DUI charges for a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a 72-year-old man, the Sports Network reports.

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Bush agreed to a minor league contract with the Rays on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Bush was released by the Blue Jays on Wednesday, according to the National Post.

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Bush (elbow) has been charged with misdemeanor battery for an alleged assault on some San Diego-area high school students, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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The Blue Jays have acquired Bush (elbow) from the Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, TSN.ca reports.

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The Padres designated Bush (elbow) for assignment on Thursday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Bush (elbow) still has not thrown from a mound since having reconstructive elbow surgery in August 2007, but his recent flat-ground throws are gaining notice, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Bush.

2012

After signing a minor league deal with the Rays, Bush appeared in 36 games at Double-A Montgomery posting a 4.83 ERA with a 1.437 WHIP. The former No. 1 overall pick from the 2004 draft has seen his once promising career derailed by an elbow injury along with off-field issues. Now 25, he possesses little upside although his 77 strikeouts in 50.1 innings is likely enough for him to catch on with another club if the Rays don't re-sign him.

2006

Bush struggled at Single-A in 2005, showing no power, weak on-base skills, less speed than expected and even erratic defense. That isn't what you want from a first-round pick, let alone the first overall pick in the 2004 draft. Bush is young enough to rebound, but right now the risk of this pick being a complete bust is fairly high. There are even rumors that he might be converted to pitcher if his bat doesn't come around.

2005

The Padres made the young shortstop the first pick in the 2004 draft because he was signable at an inexpensive price and a native of the San Diego area. The local boy makes good marketing angle blew up in their face after an incident in an Arizona nightclub had him facing misdemeanor charges, and his performance subsequent to a team suspension didn't wow anybody. The 19-year-old is too young to be considered a bust, but suffice to say there were better, albeit more expensive, options in the entry draft.

2004

Bush projects as a quality defender with a powerful arm. Solid defensively, his bat is more of a concern as he could be a .290 hitter as a major leaguer, but scouts say his power will be limited to gap range. He's a smart baserunner who accelerates on the base paths, but is not a speed demon and tends to be slow out of the box. As a high schooler he's likely a few years away from being a concern as his bat needs to develop to catch his defensive prowess.