Matt Andriese

Matt Andriese

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Matt Andriese in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in August of 2021. Waived by the Mariners in September of 2021. Elected free agency in September of 2021.
Headed overseas
PFree Agent  F
December 16, 2021
Andriese is signing with the Yomiuri Giants of the NPB in Japan, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Andriese pitched for the Red Sox and Mariners in 2021, posting a 5.21 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across 48.1 innings. He has pitched nearly exclusively out of the bullpen since 2019 but was primarily a starter earlier in his career. It's unclear how the Giants plan to use Andriese, though he may have the opportunity to stick in the rotation.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
25
Last 10 Games
21
Last 5 Games
28
How many pitches does Matt Andriese generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Matt Andriese generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .260 276 58 24 63 13 3 11
Since 2019vs Right .273 382 104 27 95 15 2 9
2021vs Left .342 89 17 3 27 3 1 3
2021vs Right .311 133 33 10 38 5 1 4
2020vs Left .204 55 10 6 10 2 0 4
2020vs Right .169 71 23 5 11 1 1 1
2019vs Left .228 132 31 15 26 8 2 4
2019vs Right .286 178 48 12 46 9 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-83%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.40 1.39 73.1 6 7 1 9.7 2.6 1.4
Since 2019Away 4.29 1.38 77.2 3 5 3 9.6 3.5 1.0
2021Home 4.03 1.43 22.1 2 0 0 9.3 1.6 0.8
2021Away 6.23 1.77 26.0 0 3 1 9.3 3.1 1.7
2020Home 8.56 1.39 13.2 1 3 0 9.9 4.0 2.6
2020Away 1.47 0.71 18.1 1 1 2 8.8 2.5 0.5
2019Home 5.06 1.37 37.1 3 4 1 9.9 2.7 1.2
2019Away 4.32 1.44 33.1 2 1 0 10.3 4.3 0.8
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Stat Review
How does Matt Andriese compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.85
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.8 mph
 
ERA
5.21
 
WHIP
1.61
 
BABIP
.402
 
GB/FB
1.52
 
Left On Base
63.0%
 
Exit Velocity
83.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.0%
 
Spin Rate
2308 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.1%
 
Swinging Strike
9.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Andriese didn't have much fantasy relevance in 2020 as a middle reliever for the Angels, but he should have the chance to compete for a back-end starting role in 2021 after signing with Boston. The right-hander pitched well enough out of the bullpen last year, but he was especially productive over the final month of the season, posting a 1.46 ERA, 0.24 WHIP and 13:0 K:BB over 12.1 innings across his last eight appearances of the season. The right-hander's average fastball velocity has sat in the low-90s over the past several years, but he introduced a cutter as the fourth pitch in his repertoire in 2020. Andriese's 3.78 SIERA and 4.06 xFIP suggest that he may have been slightly unlucky in 2020, and he improved to a 33.3% hard-hit rate last year while allowing a .211 BABIP. The 31-year-old showed promise last year, and he could provide fantasy value in 2021 if he can maintain his output over a full season.
Andriese made 54 appearances in his first season as a full-time reliever, posting a 4.71 ERA over 70.2 innings of work. His 3.72 FIP was nearly a run better, however, as his strikeout rate jumped to 25.5%, solidly above his previous career high of 22.9%. He also kept the ball on the ground at a career-best 50.3% percent clip. His fastball velocity continued to rise, as it's done in each of his five seasons, coming in at 92.5 mph. That's still not a particularly noteworthy velocity, however, and even if Andriese is able to bring his ERA in line with his FIP, he still won't look like a high-leverage weapon. While the 30-year-old should be a useful arm for the Diamondbacks in his sixth big-league season, his clearest path to fantasy relevance probably involves moving back into the rotation, something which doesn't appear likely.
Andriese took a step back in his fourth major-league season, as he finished with a career-low five starts (plus 36 relief appearances) and a career-high 5.26 ERA. Judging by the underlying numbers, Andriese was largely the same pitcher he was in 2017, though that's hardly reason for optimism, as he's now been unremarkable at best for two straight seasons. His roughly average 22.9% strikeout rate did represent a career best, and he only walked 7.4% of opposing hitters, but he gave up 15 homers in 78.2 innings, leaving him with a 4.69 FIP. If the HR/FB regresses, perhaps Andriese will be able to maintain a role as a back-end starter. Chances are he will begin the year as a swingman.
The versatile Andriese had filled a swingman role for his first two Rays seasons, but left 2017 spring training as a starter. In 18 outings (17 starts), the right-hander posted his highest rates of strikeouts (8.0 per nine), swinging strikes (a solid 11.0 percent) and infield popups (15.2 percent). Andriese impressed in his first 12 starts, going 5-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 55 strikeouts through 61 innings, and his changeup once again stymied opponents. Unfortunately, Andriese missed more than two months with a stress reaction in his hip and finished with his highest ERA (4.50), walk rate (2.9) and HR/9 (1.67) while allowing the sixth-highest rate of hard contact (38.7 percent, per FanGraphs) among pitchers with 80-plus innings. Perhaps the injury deserves blame, but he is an incomplete product who needs more skills growth before fantasy owners get too excited. Andriese will likely have to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Andriese's 2016 season included two separate stints as a starter, a bullpen tenure and another stretch at Triple-A Durham. The 27-year-old saw a 6-2 pre-All-Star-break record flip the other direction after the Midsummer Classic despite an improvement in his strikeout rate. Andriese doesn't quite stand out in any one category, largely profiling as an average strikeout pitcher with serviceable control for much of his minor league career, as well during his two major league seasons. Therefore, heading into 2017, the Rays likely see Andriese in the same role he finished 2016 -- as a back-end starter. He's certainly capable of providing double-digit wins if he can remain free of injury, but that's about the extent of his upside.
The Rays used Andriese basically wherever they needed him as a rookie in 2015, moving him between Tampa Bay and Durham several times while deploying him as both a reliever and spot starter. He didn’t perform particularly well in either role, finishing with a mediocre 4.11 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 65.2 innings. He also struggled somewhat with the long ball, allowing more than a home run per nine innings. That’s somewhat understandable given that he uses some breed of fastball almost 70 percent of the time with average velocity, but it’s hard to see how he grows from that. He’ll likely serve in the same role in 2016: a depth option in the rotation and a long reliever when the bullpen needs some help. Unless a series of calamities befalls the Rays rotation, it’s hard to see him getting anywhere near the number of consistent appearances needed to be fantasy relevant, never mind his actual effectiveness when he’s on the mound.
Though Andriese struggled somewhat with Triple-A Tucson last season (4.45 ERA in 12 appearances), he showed promise at the Double-A level prior to his promotion (2.37 ERA over 15 starts). He has good control of his pitches (2.1 BB/9), and the move to Tampa following a seven-player swap between the Padres and Rays in January will likely benefit him, given the Rays' track record in developing pitching prospects.
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Elects free agency
PFree Agent  F
September 30, 2021
Andriese cleared waivers and elected free agency Thursday.
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Loses 40-man spot
PSeattle Mariners  F
September 28, 2021
The Mariners designated Andriese for assignment Tuesday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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Perfect through two appearances
PSeattle Mariners  F
August 28, 2021
Andriese, who fired a scoreless seventh inning in an extra-innings loss to the Royals on Friday, has logged two perfect frames during which he's recorded two strikeouts since joining the Mariners on Aug. 22.
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Signs on with Seattle
PSeattle Mariners  F
August 22, 2021
Andriese signed a one-year contract with the Mariners on Sunday and was added to the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster ahead of Seattle's series finale in Houston.
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Released by Red Sox
PFree Agent  F
August 19, 2021
Andriese was let go by Boston on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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