Boyd
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
7-11
ERA
4.27
WHIP
1.111
K
121
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The lefty has enjoyed a great deal of success at Triple-A (2.54 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 8.5 K/9), but to this point he's been unable to sustain success at the highest level. His strikeout rate fell by two per nine with the jump between levels last season (to 7.3 K/9) while his walk... read more
The lefty has enjoyed a great deal of success at Triple-A (2.54 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 8.5 K/9), but to this point he's been unable to sustain success at the highest level. His strikeout rate fell by two per nine with the jump between levels last season (to 7.3 K/9) while his walk rate ticked up by more than a walk per nine (3.5 BB/9), but even so he probably deserved a little better than a 5.27 ERA -- Boyd was bit unlucky with a .330 BABIP and 68.7 percent strand rate. Just keep in mind that Boyd's BABIP will remain relatively high if he continues to allow line drives at a 22.3 percent clip. Boyd finished strong last season (2.95 ERA in September) and should have a rotation spot locked down on the rebuilding Tigers, so he has some appeal in the endgame of AL-only drafts and auctions, but he's waiver-wire fodder in mixed leagues until further notice.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'3"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 2/2/1991    Drafted: 6th Rd in 2013
Strikes out seven in loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 18, 2018
Boyd (7-11) allowed four runs on four hits in a loss to the Twins on Friday, striking out seven and walking zero in 6.1 innings.
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2018 Stat Review for Matt Boyd
2.95 K/BB
AVERAGE
8.07 K/9
GOOD
2.73 BB/9
AVERAGE
89.9 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.1 HR/9
GOOD
0.74 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
4.27 ERA
WEAK
1.11 WHIP
GREAT
4.06 FIP
AVERAGE
0.264 BABIP
LOW
64.2 % Strand Rate
LOW
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Catcher
  1. 1. JamesJ. McCann (R)
  2. X. JohnJ. Hicks (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. GraysonG. Greiner (R)
First Baseman
  1. X. JohnJ. Hicks (R) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. JimJ. Adduci (L)
  3. 2. NikoN. Goodrum (S)
  4. 3. VictorV. Martinez (S)
  5. X. MiguelM. Cabrera (R) 60-Day DL
Second Baseman
  1. 1. NikoN. Goodrum (S)
  2. 2. RonnyR. Rodriguez (R)
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  1. Matt Boyd 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Matt Boyd 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Boyd had one of those seasons we regularly see from young arms: he was either good or horrible. There was little in-between. He had four incredibly bad starts that accounted for 49 percent of his earned runs (24-of-49) in just 11 percent of his innings (11.2 out of 97.1) yielding a 18.46 ERA. He posted a 2.63 ERA in his other 85.7 innings (14 starts, two relief appearances). Boyd has a quality four-pitch mix with the slider and changeup both operating as swing-and-miss offerings against righties and lefties, but the fastball and curve were homer-prone versus righties which resulted in a 202-point OPS split. His key to success is keeping the fastball up versus righties and maybe shifting some of the curveball usage to his other secondaries unless he can stop hanging it so much. There's something to bet on here and he won't cost much at all.
  3. Matt Boyd 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Boyd went to Detroit in the David Price trade and had a cup of coffee as the Tigers' fifth starter last year. He struggled with control and the long ball. In fact, he allowed 17 homers in just 57.1 innings of work and finished 1-6 with a 1.59 WHIP and 43:20 K:BB rate. He's a power lefty who hit 95 mph as a starter, but his future might lie in the bullpen, as his heater could theoretically hit 97 or even 98 if he were restricted to just one or two innings of work, and that could make him remarkably successful given the deceit that comes with his arm slot. He isn't yet worth owning as a starter in most formats, although he will have an opportunity to compete for a spot in the rotation during spring training. His horrible numbers in limited work in the big leagues last year will scare everyone away, so if he does win a spot out of camp, he will be dirt cheap in AL-only leagues.
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Strikes out seven in loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 18, 2018
Boyd (7-11) allowed four runs on four hits in a loss to the Twins on Friday, striking out seven and walking zero in 6.1 innings.
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Snags impressive win against Twins
PDetroit Tigers
August 12, 2018
Boyd (7-10) pitched six innings of one-run ball to record the win Sunday against the Twins. He allowed just two hits and a walk, while striking out three.
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Allows two homers in loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 7, 2018
Boyd (6-10) allowed four runs on six hits -- including two home runs -- over 5.1 innings in a loss to the Angels on Monday. He struck out four and walked one.
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Dazzles in win Tuesday
PDetroit Tigers
July 31, 2018
Boyd (6-9) pitched eight scoreless innings to record the win Tuesday against the Reds. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out seven.
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Beats Royals for fifth win
PDetroit Tigers
July 25, 2018
Boyd (5-9) allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out seven over six innings in a win over the Royals on Wednesday. He did not walk a batter.
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