Matt Bowman

Matt Bowman

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Matt Bowman in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Twins in January of 2024.
Invited to Twins' camp
PMinnesota Twins  NRI
January 18, 2024
Bowman signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Thursday and received an invitation to major-league spring training, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
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In 2023, Bowman returned to the majors for the first time since 2019, though he appeared in just three games for the Yankees and surrendered four earned runs in four innings. The 32-year-old reliever posted a 3.99 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in Triple-A and will now have an outside shot at making the Twins' Opening Day roster.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
28
Last 10 Games
28
Last 5 Games
28
How many pitches does Matt Bowman generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Matt Bowman generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-57%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-57%
BAA vs RHP
2022
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .667 4 0 1 2 1 0 0
Since 2021vs Right .286 16 3 1 4 0 0 1
2023vs Left .667 4 0 1 2 1 0 0
2023vs Right .286 16 3 1 4 0 0 1
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Since 2021Away 9.00 2.00 4.0 0 0 0 6.8 4.5 2.3
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 9.00 2.00 4.0 0 0 0 6.8 4.5 2.3
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Matt Bowman 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
1.50
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
2.3
 
Fastball
93.1 mph
 
ERA
9.00
 
WHIP
2.00
 
BABIP
.377
 
GB/FB
1.75
 
Left On Base
60.6%
 
Exit Velocity
84.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.8%
 
Spin Rate
2212 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.2%
 
Swinging Strike
4.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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This player will receive an outlook for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
Bowman followed an injury-plagued 2018 campaign with a rough start to his first season in Cincinnati, posting a 5.48 ERA through 21.1 innings and logging significant time in the minors. The right-hander turned things around after being called up in September, however, as he finished the season with 10.2 scoreless innings during which he allowed only three hits. The strong month evoked reminders of Bowman's 2016-17 campaigns with St. Louis in which he collectively pitched in 134 games and collected 36 holds. Bowman doesn't offer much strikeout potential -- he owns a career 19.3 K% -- but he does an excellent job of limiting hard contact and keeping the ball on the ground, posting a 55.6 GB% last season. His performance in September and past big-league success could be enough to earn Bowman a spot in the Reds' bullpen in 2020, though saves are out of the question and plentiful holds are unlikely.
A year after leading the Cardinals in appearances and finishing top 10 in the majors with 75, Bowman took the mound just 22 times in 2018 and just twice after the All-Star break. Blister issues put Bowman on the disabled list on a couple occasions in the first half, and he ended up undergoing surgery later in the year to address a finger-circulation issue. The results on the field were ugly and St. Louis left Bowman exposed to waivers at the conclusion of the season, with the Reds taking advantage. Before what was essentially a lost season, Bowman had shown an ability to keep the ball on the ground as well as an ability to retire hitters on both sides of the plate. He doesn't have the bat-missing ability to ever be a closer (career 19.5 K%), but with better health Bowman should have little trouble securing a spot on Cincinnati's Opening Day roster. Double-digit holds are well within reach.
Bowman made 75 appearances last season, leading the Cardinals and tying for seventh in the majors. He performed well and the peripherals once again mostly supported the strong surface ratios; the right-hander certainly didn't miss bats at a prolific clip (7.1 K/9), but he limited the free passes (7.3 percent walk rate) and homers thanks to a 54.6 percent groundball rate. Bowman relies on his sinker as his primary pitch, but he also throws a splitter, and the ability to change speeds effectively has led him to a great deal of success against lefties through two major-league seasons. In fact, he has a reverse platoon split, with lefty bats combining for a .258 wOBA compared to .290 for righties. Manager Mike Matheny will continue to call on Bowman to get out of late-inning jams, but the lack of swing-and-miss stuff figures to keep Bowman from challenging for the ninth-inning role.
The speed at which Bowman acclimated to the majors came as a pleasant surprise as he was coming off a subpar go-around at Triple-A Memphis in 2015. While his 3.46 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 18.5 percent strikeout rate may not jump off the page, Bowman was excellent at retiring batters via the groundball -- he rounded out the season with a 4.00 GB/FB ratio. As he continued to progress, St. Louis opted to use Bowman more frequently in high-leverage situations. He picked up eight holds over his last 15 appearances and finished the season with 13, which was good for third on the team. Heading into his second season, Bowman will look to add something to his strikeout rate and solidify a prominent role the bullpen.
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Heads to market
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November 6, 2023
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Outrighted off 40-man
PNew York Yankees  NRI
November 2, 2023
The Yankees outrighted Bowman to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
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Returns to big-league bullpen
PNew York Yankees  NRI
September 25, 2023
The Yankees recalled Bowman from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PNew York Yankees  NRI
September 14, 2023
The Yankees optioned Bowman to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
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Recalled from SWB
PNew York Yankees  NRI
September 10, 2023
The Yankees recalled Bowman from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
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