Matt Koch
Matt Koch
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Koch made 14 starts and five relief appearances for a banged-up Diamondbacks team last season, filling in capably with a 4.15 ERA. He showed good control, walking just 6.1% of batters, but he managed just a 13.9% strikeout rate. His 5.83 FIP makes a serious step back appear more likely than even a modest step forward, as does his 5.96 ERA in 11 starts for Triple-A Reno. Scouts were never particularly impressed with Koch's repertoire, as his fastball averages just 91.8 mph and none of his secondaries are much better than average. His low walk rate stemmed at least partially from how hittable he is, as opposing batters made contact on 85.9% of swings (compared to 77.0% on average). He'll be a fifth or sixth starter this season and is likely a streamer at best in most formats. Read Past Outlooks
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Receives starting nod Sunday
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 10, 2019
Koch (arm) will start Sunday's split-squad game against the Rockies in Mexico.
ANALYSIS
Koch was scratched from his first spring start Feb. 22 due to right arm fatigue but has since made two Cactus League appearances for the Diamondbacks. The 28-year-old should be ready to go for Opening Day as he attempts to earn a spot in Arizona's starting rotation.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-32%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
2017
Even Split
2016
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .200 195 37 16 35 7 0 8
Since 2016vs Right .294 237 23 11 64 12 1 12
2018vs Left .209 163 32 11 31 6 0 8
2018vs Right .315 197 18 11 57 9 1 11
2017vs Left 1.000 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
2017vs Right 1.000 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016vs Left .115 30 5 4 3 0 0 0
2016vs Right .167 39 5 0 6 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
 
 
-83%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.10 1.11 69.2 5 2 1 5.3 1.9 1.6
Since 2016Away 5.91 1.40 35.0 1 4 0 4.9 3.1 2.1
2018Home 3.59 1.16 57.2 4 2 0 5.3 1.9 1.9
2018Away 5.28 1.48 29.0 1 3 0 5.0 3.1 2.2
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0.00 0.00 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016Home 0.75 0.83 12.0 1 0 1 5.3 2.3 0.0
2016Away 4.50 0.50 6.0 0 1 0 4.5 1.5 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Matt Koch compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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.
K/BB
2.27
 
K/9
5.2
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
91.3 mph
 
ERA
4.15
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.262
 
GB/FB
1.39
 
Strand %
76.9%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Koch, who came over to Arizona in the 2015 Addison Reed trade with the Mets, made his Diamondbacks debut last season as a September callup. The 25-year-old impressed in his limited time with the club, appearing in seven games (two starts), and compiling a 2.00 ERA and 0.72 WHIP over 18 innings. That's a very small sample size, but it could be enough for Koch to get a longer look in 2017. He finished 2016 as Arizona's No. 5 starter, but with Zack Greinke coming back from injury and Patrick Corbin possibly reentering the rotation, Koch will likely be on the outside looking in to start the season. He gives the team a good option as an emergency starter or innings eater out of the bullpen. His upside is limited.
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Scratched from spring start
PArizona Diamondbacks
Arm
February 22, 2019
Koch was scratched from his upcoming spring debut Friday due to arm fatigue.
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Allows one run in spot start
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 26, 2018
Koch allowed one run on five hits and three walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Will make spot start Tuesday
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 22, 2018
Koch will start Tuesday against the Dodgers, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Shines in long relief
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 19, 2018
Koch struck out seven over four scoreless innings out of the bullpen Tuesday in the Diamondbacks' 9-1 loss to the Cubs. He gave up three hits and issued no walks in the 51-pitch appearance.
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Will stick in bullpen
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 18, 2018
Koch will head back to the bullpen with Matt Andriese set to replace the injured Clay Buchholz (elbow) in the rotation Tuesday against the Cubs, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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