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Matt Garza

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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6-9

ERA

4.94

WHIP

1.45

K

79

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Garza enters 2017 in a contract year, something both sides will no doubt be happy about. The two worst seasons of Garza's career have come on the hapless Brewers squads of the past two years. In that ...

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2017 ADP:  670.97

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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:

Signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2014. Contract includes a $5 million club option for 2018.

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Garza's contract no longer carries a club option for 2018, as that was voided after he crossed a threshold of games, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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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 27 27 1 163.3 143 66 12 126 50 8 8 0 0 0 3.64 1.18
2015 31 MAJ MIL 26 25 0 148.7 176 93 23 104 57 6 14 0 0 0 5.63 1.57
2016 32 A WIS 3 3 0 11.1 13 6 1 10 1 0 2 0 0 0 4.76 1.26
2016 32 MAJ MIL 19 19 0 101.7 117 51 11 70 36 6 8 0 0 0 4.51 1.50
2017 33 A WIS 1 1 0 5.2 9 4 1 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.35 2.12
2017 33 AAA COL 1 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2017 33 MAJ MIL 24 22 0 114.7 121 63 17 79 45 6 9 0 0 0 4.94 1.45
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3-Year Averages     24 23 0 137.9 145 70 15 100 47 6 10 0 0 0 4.57 1.39
Career  (View All)     290 284 4 1,710.7 1,681 777 198 1,380 581 93 106 1 4.09 1.32

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Matt Garza Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201724629295814010.270
20162212723571017.292
201532045298720111.303

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20172585016631147.270
20162404313601704.274
201534659288917012.286

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201764.7530432983.761.36
201645.3420351853.381.32
201580.33806026154.821.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201750.0160361696.481.56
201656.3260351865.431.65
201568.3360443186.591.73
Matt Garza vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 27 27 163.3 6.94 2.76 2.52 0.66 1.27 70.2% 92.5 MPH 3.64 3.60 .281
2015 31 MAJ MIL 26 25 148.7 6.30 3.45 1.82 1.39 1.52 66.7% 92.7 MPH 5.63 5.00 .327
2016 32 A WIS 3 3 11.1 8.11 0.81 10.00 0.81 61.5% 4.76 3.11 .360
2016 32 MAJ MIL 19 19 101.7 6.20 3.19 1.94 0.97 2.37 71.8% 92.2 MPH 4.51 4.38 .328
2017 33 A WIS 1 1 5.2 13.85 3.46 4.00 1.73 70% 6.35 3.78 .546
2017 33 AAA COL 1 1 5.0 7.20 3.60 2.00 1.80 100% 1.80 5.40 .090
2017 33 MAJ MIL 24 22 114.7 6.20 3.53 1.76 1.33 1.22 69.1% 91.9 MPH 4.94 4.95 .299
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3-Year Averages     24 23 137.9 6.53 3.07 2.13 0.98 68.9% 4.57 4.19 .310
Career     290 284 1,710.7 7.26 3.06 2.38 1.04 71.9% 4.09 4.14 .301

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Matt Garza Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 148.7 -2 15 -2 0 80 1 0 0
2016 P 101.7 -5 10 -5 0 45 0 0 0
2017 P 114.7 0 7 0 0 63 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -3 0 -3
2017 P -1 -2 0 0 0 0 -3

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Garza    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.76 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.20 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.53 BB/9
POOR
91.9 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
1.22 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.94 ERA
POOR
1.45 WHIP
POOR
4.95 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
69.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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

The Brewers named Aaron Wilkerson as their starter for Wednesday's series finale with the Pirates, likely meaning that Garza will remain in the bullpen this week.

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Garza will not start Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

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Garza (6-9) gave up five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over 2.2 innings in a losing effort against the Reds on Wednesday.

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Garza will start Wednesday's game against the Reds.

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Manager Craig Counsell said Garza will no longer start Sunday's game against the Nationals, but he's still expected to remain in the team's rotation down the stretch, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Garza will remain in the team's rotation for the time being, putting the right-hander in line to start Sunday against the Nationals, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Garza (6-8) was slashed for six runs (three earned) on four hits and five walks over just 3.1 innings in a 10-2 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

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Garza allowed a single run on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters through five innings during Wednesday's loss to San Francisco. He didn't factor into the decision.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

After a passable 2014, Garza had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2015. The right-hander lost a career-high 14 games while posting a 5.63 ERA and 1.57 WHIP, both of which were only marginally better than his first season in the majors. Garza also had some of the worst strikeout and walk rates of his career. The 31-year-old has two years left on his contract with Milwaukee, so his position in the rotation is still fairly safe. However, if he continues to regress, the Brewers may look to their younger starters more frequently in order to put them in a better position for the future.

2015

Garza got off to a bit of a bumpy start in his first season in Milwaukee, but he finished the campaign strong, posting a 2.80 ERA over his final 17 starts. His strikeout rate dropped nearly a full point last season, but he kept his ERA low by giving up just 12 home runs -- his lowest total since becoming a full-time starter. He is locked into a rotation spot for the Brewers after signing a four-year deal prior to last season, but exactly where he slots in will not be determined until spring training.

2014

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 been pretty durable throughout his career, save for an arm injury that shelved him for the second half of 2012 and early 2013. He was scooped up by the Brewers in free agency, and will slot in somewhere among the top three pitchers in the starting rotation.

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.