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Matt Garza

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers

2014 Stats

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4.50

WHIP

1.31

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19

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Garza entered the winter as a free agent following another Garza-like season, split between the Cubs and Rangers. His ERA+ trend has been settling in the 105-110 range the last four seasons, but he's ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 11/26/1983   BORN: Selma, CA   COLLEGE: Fresno State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Garza Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2014.

April 19, 2014  –  Matt Garza News

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Matt Garza 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 21 A Bel 10 10 0 56.0 53 22 5 64 15 3 3 0 3.54 1.21
2006 22 A A 8 8 0 44.1 27 7 3 53 11 5 1 0 1.42 0.86
2006 22 AA NEW 10 10 0 57.3 40 16 2 68 14 6 2 0 2.51 0.94
2006 22 AAA ROC 5 5 0 34.0 20 7 1 33 7 3 1 0 1.85 0.79
2006 22 MAJ MIN 10 9 0 50.0 62 32 6 38 23 3 6 0 5.76 1.70
2007 23 AAA ROC 16 16 0 92.0 93 37 5 95 31 4 6 0 3.62 1.35
2007 23 MAJ MIN 16 15 0 83.0 96 34 8 67 32 5 7 0 3.69 1.54
2008 24 A Ver 1 1 0 3.2 8 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 9.82 3.44
2008 24 MAJ TAM 30 30 2 184.7 170 76 19 128 59 11 9 0 3.70 1.24
2009 25 MAJ TAM 32 32 0 203.0 177 89 25 189 79 8 12 0 3.95 1.26
2010 26 MAJ TB 33 32 1 204.7 193 89 28 150 63 15 10 1 0 0 3.91 1.25
2011 27 MAJ CHC 31 31 0 198.0 186 73 14 197 63 10 10 0 0 0 3.32 1.26
2012 28 MAJ CHC 18 18 0 103.7 90 45 15 96 32 5 7 0 0 0 3.91 1.18
2013 29 AA Ten 2 2 0 6.0 4 1 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 1.33
2013 29 AAA Iow 2 2 0 9.1 6 1 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.96 0.66
2013 29 MAJ CHC 11 11 0 71.0 61 25 8 62 20 6 1 0 0 0 3.17 1.14
2013 29 MAJ TEX 13 13 0 84.3 89 41 12 74 22 4 5 0 0 0 4.38 1.32
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/TEX 24 24 0 155.3 150 66 20 136 42 10 6 0 0 0 3.82 1.24
2014 30 MAJ MIL 4 4 0 26.0 27 13 3 19 7 0 2 0 0 0 4.50 1.31
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Garza
3-Year Averages MAJ   24 24 0 152.3 142 61 16 143 45 8 7 0 0 0 3.60 1.23
Career  (View All) MAJ   198 195 3 1,208.3 1151 517 138 1020 400 67 69 1 3.85 1.28

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Matt Garza Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 19 @Pit 5.0 8 6 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.31
Apr. 14 StL 7.0 9 4 4 2 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.43 1.10
Apr. 9 @Phi 6.0 8 4 3 0 2 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.57 0.93
Apr. 2 Atl 8.0 2 1 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.13 0.38
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 25 14 12 2 6 12 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.00 1.72
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
26.0 27 15 13 3 7 19 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 4.50 1.31
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
26.0 27 15 13 3 7 19 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 4.50 1.31

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Matt Garza Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201334575198615110.271
20122075314475110.247
201139210224891425.247

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201330761236414010.231
2012217431843615.224
20114479539971819.243

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201369.7520602184.001.36
201246.7310341112.121.11
2011117.065012333112.461.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201385.75407621123.681.13
201257.02606221145.371.23
201181.0450743034.561.46
Matt Garza 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 21 A Bel 10 10 56.0 10.29 2.41 4.27 0.80 73% 3.54 2.88 .338
2006 22 A A 8 8 44.1 10.82 2.24 4.82 0.61 88.6% 1.42 2.57 .252
2006 22 AA NEW 10 10 57.3 10.67 2.20 4.86 0.31 73.1% 2.51 2.17 .289
2006 22 AAA ROC 5 5 34.0 8.74 1.85 4.71 0.26 76.9% 1.85 2.52 .232
2006 22 MAJ MIN 10 9 50.0 6.84 4.14 1.65 1.08 0.73 67.1% 5.76 4.67 .352
2007 23 AAA ROC 16 16 92.0 9.29 3.03 3.06 0.49 73.1% 3.62 3.02 .349
2007 23 MAJ MIN 16 15 83.0 7.27 3.47 2.09 0.87 1.02 78.3% 3.69 4.03 .345
2008 24 A Ver 1 1 3.2 11.25 8.44 1.33 0.00 63.6% 9.82 3.51 .614
2008 24 MAJ TAM 30 30 184.7 6.24 2.88 2.17 0.93 0.90 72.9% 93.2 MPH 3.70 4.14 .278
2009 25 MAJ TAM 32 32 203.0 8.38 3.50 2.39 1.11 0.93 72.3% 92.9 MPH 3.95 4.15 .284
2010 26 MAJ TB 33 32 204.7 6.60 2.77 2.38 1.23 0.85 73.2% 93.3 MPH 3.91 4.54 .279
2011 27 MAJ CHC 31 31 198.0 8.95 2.86 3.13 0.64 1.47 74.9% 93.7 MPH 3.32 3.13 .322
2012 28 MAJ CHC 18 18 103.7 8.33 2.78 3.00 1.30 1.38 72% 93.6 MPH 3.91 4.27 .276
2013 29 AA Ten 2 2 6.0 3.00 6.00 0.50 0.00 87.5% 1.50 4.53 .211
2013 29 AAA Iow 2 2 9.1 8.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 0.96 1.55 .265
2013 29 MAJ CHC 11 11 71.0 7.86 2.54 3.10 1.01 1.19 76.7% 93.1 MPH 3.17 3.93 .277
2013 29 MAJ TEX 13 13 84.3 7.90 2.35 3.36 1.28 1.04 70.7% 93.1 MPH 4.38 4.11 .320
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/TEX 24 24 155.3 7.88 2.43 3.24 1.16 1.11 73.3% 93.1 MPH 3.82 3.96 .301
2014 30 MAJ MIL 4 4 26.0 6.58 2.42 2.71 1.04 1.71 67.7% 93.0 MPH 4.50 4.05 .306
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Garza
3-Year Averages MAJ   24 24 152.3 8.45 2.66 3.18 0.95 73.7% 3.60 3.57 .305
Career MAJ   198 195 1,208.3 7.60 2.98 2.55 1.03 73.2% 3.85 4.02 .298

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Garza    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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2.71 K/BB
WEAK
6.58 K/9
WEAK
2.42 BB/9
GOOD
93.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.71 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.50 ERA
POOR
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
4.05 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.306 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
67.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Matt Garza (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Swisher CLE 14 7 3 4 5 5 0 .500 1.214 1.846
Paul Konerko CHI-A 18 7 3 7 2 0 0 .389 1.000 1.429
David Ortiz BOS 29 8 4 8 13 9 1 .276 .793 1.293
Jay Bruce CIN 16 6 2 6 1 5 0 .375 .875 1.287
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 16 8 1 3 1 3 1 .500 .688 1.217
Adrian Beltre TEX 26 11 3 9 0 2 0 .423 .808 1.215
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 22 9 2 6 3 2 0 .409 .727 1.172
Raul Ibanez ANA 14 4 2 3 2 3 0 .286 .786 1.161
Adam Jones BAL 21 8 2 3 1 4 0 .381 .714 1.123
Garrett Jones MIA 13 5 1 2 1 6 1 .385 .692 1.121

Best Matchups for Matt Garza (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Dunn CHI-A 16 3 0 2 2 11 0 .188 .188 .465
Rickie Weeks MIL 20 3 0 0 2 9 0 .150 .150 .442
Jed Lowrie OAK 19 4 0 1 0 3 0 .211 .211 .421
Jeremy Hermida MIL 14 2 0 0 1 5 1 .143 .214 .414
Justin Upton ATL 13 2 0 1 0 5 0 .154 .231 .385
Jimmy Rollins PHI 20 3 0 0 2 1 0 .150 .150 .377
Nick Markakis BAL 34 4 0 4 5 5 0 .118 .118 .348
Shane Victorino BOS 14 2 0 1 1 2 1 .143 .143 .343
Seth Smith SD 15 2 0 0 1 5 0 .133 .133 .321
Jose Molina TB 14 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Garza took the loss Monday, allowing four runs in seven innings against the Cardinals.

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Garza allowed eight hits, three earned runs and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings Wednesday, but did not record a decision.

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Garza struck out seven and gave up one run on two hits over eight innings in a losing effort against the Braves on Wednesday.

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Garza gave up one run over six innings in a spring game against the Reds on Sunday. He allowed four hits and posted a 6:2 K:BB ratio in the contest.

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Garza will have his turn in the Cactus League rotation skipped Sunday against the Reds, and he will instead pitch next Friday, March 28, in the first of two exhibition games against the Royals at Miller Park, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Todd Rosiak reports. "Some guys don't seem to care too much; he would just as soon Cincinnati not see him, even though he pitched against them last year, I would think a few times," manager Ron Roenicke said.

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Garza will start a minor league game Monday to keep his pitching schedule in line, the Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Garza has struggled mightily so far in spring training, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits in only four innings pitched.

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Garza is in agreement with the Brewers on a four-year contract, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Even before a stress reaction in his elbow sidelined him for good in July, Garza was having a disappointing year, allowing 15 homers in 103.2 innings, a 3.91 ERA and posting just five wins. That said, his command was as strong as ever with a 96:32 K:BB. And his GB/FB ratio (1.38) was roughly in line with his 2011 mark (1.47). In other words, assuming he's at full health (in December, he was cleared to resume normal offseason activities), he should be considered more or less the same player he was heading into 2011. Just keep in mind that if he's not traded, the Cubs are probably a year or so away from offering consistent run support.

2012

He may have won only 10 games, and the Cubs probably gave up too much to get him, but Garza was every bit the pitcher the Cubs expected to anchor their staff. Garza struck out a batter per inning, walked just 63 and did an excellent job of keeping the ball in the park, thanks to a career-best groundball rate (1.47 GB/FB). Garza averaged 94 mph on his fastball and was clocked at 102 by one presumably generous radar gun in early July. The bottom line, Garza pitched like a staff ace last year, and given that he's in the National League Central which just lost Albert Pujols and almost certainly Prince Fielder (and perhaps Ryan Braun for 50 games), we'd expect another strong season.

2011

Garza headed into 2010 as the "No. 1-B" starter to ace James Shields and looked to fill the potential many thought he had. He started the season strong, posting a 2.06 ERA over 35 innings in April. However, his numbers dropped soon after and he only improved his overall ERA from the previous season by .04 points (3.91). Garza did win a career-high 15 games and eclipsed 200 innings for the second straight season. One particular concern is his declining K/9IP rate (down 1.7 from 2009). Fortunately, there was nothing wrong with his velocity so many feel his pitch selection was to blame. A move out of the AL East should boost his fantasy value, especially with the move to the National League after the Rays traded him to the Cubs in January. He'll only be 27 this season, so there's still room for improvement on the mound and a rebound in his strikeout rate seems like a good bet.

2010

Garza enters the season as one of the better No. 2 starters in baseball. He probably has the best stuff out of all of the Rays' starters, and he held opposing batters to a .233 BAA (fourth in the AL) in 2009. His improved control (2.16 K:BB in 2008 to 2.39 K:BB in 2009) coupled with a second straight season with a sub-1.300 WHIP suggests a drastic improvement for his 8-12 record is in store. Only 26, draft Garza with confidence as he has yet to reach his full potential.

2009

Garza made last winter's blockbuster trade with the Twins a stunning success for the Rays. After a mid-season tiff in a June game at Arlington with catcher Dioner Navarro, Garza emerged as a co-ace down the stretch for the Rays, posting a 3.07 ERA over his next 16 starts and holding batters to a .633 OPS. Garza followed that up with an MVP performance in the ALCS, including a Game 7 outing versus Boston that Rays fans have already bronzed on DVD. He'll return as the third starter in 2009.

2008

Garza will be the No. 3 starter for Tampa Bay after he was traded in six-player deal for Delmon Young. Before the trade, Garza was Minnesota's top pitching prospect (a 2005 first-round pick) and had established himself in the majors after he was called up in July after an up-and-down rookie season. Garza had outstanding strikeout and control numbers in the minors, averaging a strikeout per inning in Triple-A. While his strikeout rate wasn't as impressive initially in the majors, he's just 24 years old and should improve once he grows more confident with his breaking pitches. While he has a mid-90's fastball, Twins management wasn't happy with how little he used his off-speed stuff early in the season. One benefit from the trade is that Garza had a 5.91 career ERA at the Metrodome, so a new home ballpark certainly won't hurt.

2007

Garza is Minnesota's top pitching prospect and rose all the way from High-A to the majors last season. He dominated minor league competition with a 1.99 ERA and 154:32 K:BB in 135.2 innings across three levels. The Twins wanted to give him more seasoning in the high minors but a number of injuries thrust him into the big league rotation in early August. His first two months in the majors were inconsistent, including two quality starts and two horrible ones in which he didn't get out of the third inning. His strikeout rate and control were pedestrian compared to his outstanding minor league numbers. With a fastball that can hit the mid-90s and a strong slider, Garza will enter 2007 with a spot in the Minnesota rotation. His minor league numbers suggest he'll be a star, but will it be in 2007 with less than 100 career innings in the high minors?

2006

Garza, Minnesota's 25th pick in the first round of the 2005 draft, was dominant at Low-A with a 64/15 K/BB ratio in 56 innings. He has a fastball that can hit the mid-90s and has a strong slider. He was a bit old for his competition coming right from college, so Double-A will be a good test. His future may also be as a reliever, but he's another Minnesota pitching prospect to add to your minor league keepers who could make an impact in the majors in 2007.