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Matt Harrison

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Back and shoulder injuries limited Harrison to just two starts in 2013, but early indications are that he'll be healthy for spring training. He had a two-year track record of solid numbers -- 32 wins,...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  4/29/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/16/1985
BORN: Durham, NC   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Harrison Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension with the Rangers in January of 2013.

April 20, 2014  –  Matt Harrison News

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Harrison (back) will travel with the Rangers on their road trip to Oakland beginning Monday, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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Matt Harrison 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
2005 19 A Rom 27 27 1 167.0 151 60 17 118 30 12 7 0 3.23 1.08
2006 20 A A 13 13 1 81.1 77 28 6 60 16 8 4 0 3.10 1.15
2006 20 AA MIS 13 12 0 77.3 84 32 6 54 17 3 4 0 3.72 1.31
2007 21 AA MIS 20 20 0 116.7 118 44 6 78 34 5 7 0 3.39 1.30
2008 22 AA FRI 9 9 0 46.0 49 17 3 35 14 3 2 0 3.33 1.37
2008 22 AAA OKL 6 6 0 38.0 40 15 3 20 14 3 1 0 3.55 1.42
2008 22 MAJ TEX 15 15 1 83.7 100 51 12 42 31 9 3 0 5.49 1.57
2009 23 AA FRI 3 3 0 9.0 9 3 0 7 4 0 1 0 3.00 1.44
2009 23 MAJ TEX 11 11 1 63.3 81 43 9 34 23 4 5 0 6.11 1.64
2010 24 AA Fri 1 0 0 3.0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.00 1.00
2010 24 AAA Okl 1 1 0 4.1 9 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.23 2.44
2010 24 MAJ TEX 37 6 0 78.3 80 41 10 46 39 3 2 2 1 3 4.71 1.52
2011 25 MAJ TEX 31 30 0 185.7 180 70 13 126 57 14 9 0 0 0 3.39 1.28
2012 26 MAJ TEX 32 32 2 213.3 210 78 22 133 59 18 11 0 0 0 3.29 1.26
2013 27 AA Fri 1 2 0 5.0 5 1 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.80 1.40
2013 27 AAA Rou 1 1 0 3.0 3 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 1.67
2013 27 MAJ TEX 2 2 0 10.7 14 10 2 12 7 0 2 0 0 0 8.44 1.97
2014 28 AA Fri 3 3 0 16.0 12 3 0 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 1.69 1.00
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Harrison
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 0 136.6 134 52 12 90 41 10 7 0 0 0 3.43 1.28
Career  (View All) MAJ   128 96 4 635.0 665 293 68 393 216 48 32 2 4.15 1.39

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Matt Harrison Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Matt Harrison Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312712000.182
2012221371044625.209
20112204213561115.277

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013395612212.375
2012655964916634517.276
201152880431192528.249

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20135.00103429.002.40
201291.38405924103.551.30
201192.3850642373.801.33

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20135.70109307.941.59
2012122.010707435123.101.23
201187.3640583363.091.24
Matt Harrison 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
2005 19 A Rom 27 27 167.0 6.36 1.62 3.93 0.92 73.8% 3.23 3.65 .275
2006 20 A A 13 13 81.1 6.66 1.78 3.75 0.67 74.7% 3.10 3.42 .296
2006 20 AA MIS 13 12 77.3 6.28 1.98 3.18 0.70 72.6% 3.72 3.51 .322
2007 21 AA MIS 20 20 116.7 6.02 2.62 2.29 0.46 74% 3.39 3.43 .309
2008 22 AA FRI 9 9 46.0 6.85 2.74 2.50 0.59 76.7% 3.33 3.44 .327
2008 22 AAA OKL 6 6 38.0 4.74 3.32 1.43 0.71 76.5% 3.55 4.28 .298
2008 22 MAJ TEX 15 15 83.7 4.52 3.33 1.35 1.29 0.98 67.2% 90.2 MPH 5.49 5.21 .312
2009 23 AA FRI 3 3 9.0 7.00 4.00 1.75 0.00 76.9% 3.00 2.98 .329
2009 23 MAJ TEX 11 11 63.3 4.83 3.27 1.48 1.28 1.38 64.2% 90.9 MPH 6.11 5.10 .332
2010 24 AA Fri 1 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.00 .53 .402
2010 24 AAA Okl 1 1 4.1 8.78 2.20 4.00 2.20 77.8% 6.23 5.15 .514
2010 24 MAJ TEX 37 6 78.3 5.29 4.48 1.18 1.15 1.50 71.6% 92.2 MPH 4.71 5.26 .286
2011 25 MAJ TEX 31 30 185.7 6.11 2.76 2.21 0.63 1.45 74.6% 92.8 MPH 3.39 3.69 .296
2012 26 MAJ TEX 32 32 213.3 5.61 2.49 2.25 0.93 1.53 77.3% 92.1 MPH 3.29 4.14 .286
2013 27 AA Fri 1 2 5.0 9.00 3.60 2.50 0.00 85.7% 1.80 2.40 .355
2013 27 AAA Rou 1 1 3.0 0.00 6.00 0.00 3.00 50% 9.00 9.53 .191
2013 27 MAJ TEX 2 2 10.7 10.13 5.91 1.71 1.69 1.27 57.9% 91.2 MPH 8.44 5.36 .399
2014 28 AA Fri 3 3 16.0 5.63 2.25 2.50 0.00 81.3% 1.69 2.70 .255
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Harrison
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 136.6 5.93 2.70 2.20 0.79 75.5% 3.43 3.92 .293
Career MAJ   128 96 635.0 5.57 3.06 1.82 0.96 72.3% 4.15 4.41 .299

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Harrison    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.50 K/BB
WEAK
5.63 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.25 BB/9
GOOD
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.69 ERA
ELITE
1.00 WHIP
ELITE
2.70 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.255 BABIP
LOW
81.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Matt Harrison (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Evan Longoria TB 9 6 3 9 0 1 0 .667 1.778 2.444
Ryan Raburn CLE 15 8 2 7 1 4 0 .533 1.067 1.629
B.J. Upton ATL 8 4 1 4 1 2 0 .500 1.000 1.556
Billy Butler KC 14 9 1 4 2 0 1 .643 .929 1.540
Jonny Gomes BOS 12 6 1 3 1 1 0 .500 .917 1.455
Yunel Escobar TB 11 6 0 3 0 0 0 .545 .909 1.455
J.J. Hardy BAL 9 4 1 1 0 2 0 .444 .889 1.333
Albert Pujols ANA 9 3 1 3 3 0 0 .333 .778 1.278
Adam Lind TOR 8 3 1 3 0 1 0 .375 .875 1.250
Eduardo Escobar MIN 10 4 0 1 0 1 0 .400 .800 1.200

Best Matchups for Matt Harrison (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tyler Flowers CHI-A 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 .125 .125 .250
Jed Lowrie OAK 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Danny Valencia KC 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .236
Chris Carter HOU 10 0 0 0 2 3 0 .000 .000 .167
Mike Aviles CLE 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 .077 .077 .154
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
Dustin Ackley SEA 19 1 0 1 0 3 0 .053 .053 .103
Miguel Olivo LA 21 1 0 1 0 8 0 .048 .048 .093
Mike Carp BOS 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Harrison (back) threw eight scoreless innings and needed just 86 pitches during his rehab start Saturday for Double-A Frisco.

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Harrison (back) will make at least one additional rehab start after Saturday's outing for Double-A Frisco, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Harrison (back) threw 77 pitches in 3.1 innings during his rehab start Monday, the team's web site reports.

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Harrison (back) gave up one run on three hits and no walks, while striking out three in 4.2 innings, during Tuesday's rehab start.

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Harrison (back) pitched just two innings in his first rehab start Thursday before rain cancelled the game.

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Harrison (back) will make a rehab start Thursday at Double-A Frisco, ESPNDallas.com reports.

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Harrison (back) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Harrison is on a schedule that could have him return on April 23, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Harrison (back) showed increased velocity during his three-inning appearance against minor leaguers Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Harrison built upon 2011's unlikely breakout, eclipsing the prior season in every regard. The peripherals don't scream "ace" but it's hard to deny the numbers the past two years: 32 wins, 3.33 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. His groundball inducing ways, right into the teeth of the best left side infield defense in all of baseball, certainly helps. There are safer gambles out there given Harrison's shaky peripherals, but you shouldn't hesitate to pounce if the bidding stops well short of expectations.

2012

Harrison emerged after a few mediocre seasons to win 14 games and post a 3.39 ERA. His peripherals (126:57 K:BB in 185.2 innings) don't point to continued success, though an excellent infield defense will help hide some of his flaws. That said, Harrison maintained the increase in his swinging-strike percentage from 2010 (7.6 percent) and he continues to induce plenty of outs on the ground. He rebounded from a poor August (6.07 ERA, 1.517 WHIP) with an excellent September (2.64 ERA, 1.174 WHIP), so he shouldn't have any issues shouldering a full workload again in 2012 as a member of the rotation.

2011

Harrison began the year in the rotation, but a trip to the DL with biceps tendinitis put a quick end to that in early May and he struggled out of the bullpen upon his return. He walks too many to be an effective lefty specialist, and he's destined to spend another year in middle-to-long relief out of the Texas bullpen as something of a spare part.

2010

Harrison was cuffed around (again) for the most part, though he did have some success early in the season for a string of starts. He battled shoulder injuries, making just two starts after June and eventually underwent surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in July. He was able to come back for a few starts in the AFL, showing good velocity but not much command. His major league career totals aren't very good (147 innings, 181 hits, 76:54 K:BB) despite pitching pretty well in the minors leading up to his debut in 2008. He's too young, and showed enough promise in the minors, to dismiss him completely, though the improved infield defense that Texas now sports won't help him as much as others given his flyball tendencies. He'll compete for a rotation spot this spring, and the shoulder shouldn't be a limiting factor.

2009

Quick quiz: Predict the W/L record for the following stat line: 83.2 innings, 100 hits, 31 walks, 42 K, 5.49 ERA. Let's assume 9-3 wasn't your answer. He'll be a swimmer in the rather large pool of rotation candidates with Texas next spring, which is all you need to know about Texas' pitching. That said, he's a 23-year-old lefty who has had success across his minor league stops, so Harrison has more upside than most of his competition for open spots in the Rangers' rotation.

2008

Harrison was shut down by Texas due to shoulder discomfort after being acquired in the Mark Teixeira trade, but did manage to return to make seven starts in the Arizona Fall League (27 hits, 16 hits, 19:7 K:BB ratio). His numbers at Double-A Mississippi (116.2 innings, 188 hits, 78:34 K:BB ratio) while still with Atlanta were a drop off from his 2006 season in terms of K/9IP, but we can give him a shoulder-related mulligan. He'll see significant time at Triple-A in 2008 and could be ready for a rotation spot at this time next year.

2007

Harrison, a 2003 third-round pick, had an outstanding 114:33 K:BB in 159 innings between High-A and Double-A last season. Scouts rave about his command of three pitches at a young age. A strong full season at Double-A in 2007 could make him a factor in the majors in 2008. He's a minor league keeper to grab as a result.

2006

Harrison showed outstanding control at High-A Rome (118/30 K/BB ratio in 167 innings) and scouts rave about his command of three pitches at a very early age. He could rise quickly in the Atlanta farm system as a result.