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Matt Bush

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2017 Stats

W-L

3-4

ERA

3.06

WHIP

1.36

K

53

SV

10

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The No. 1 pick in the 2004 draft resurfaced as a relief pitcher in 2016 and delivered stellar numbers, including an 8.9 K/9 and a 2.0 BB/9. Those are closer-like peripherals, and Bush flashed them mos...

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2017 ADP:  347.87

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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Matt Bush Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers in December 2015.

August 12, 2017  –  Matt Bush News

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Bush struck out one and didn't allow any baserunners during 2.1 innings of relief for the Rangers on Saturday against the Astros.

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Matt Bush 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
2004 18 A EUG 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2005 19 A FOR 126 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 20 A A 21 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 21 R AZL 6 0 0 7.3 5 1 0 16 2 1 0 0 1.23 0.95
2007 21 A LAK 29 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 21 A FOR 1 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 24 A+ CHA 4 0 0 8.1 7 4 1 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.32 1.11
2010 24 R GUL 4 1 0 5.1 2 1 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.69 0.59
2011 25 AA MON 36 0 0 50.1 48 27 5 77 24 5 3 5 0 0 4.83 1.44
2016 30 AA FRI 12 0 0 17.0 9 5 2 18 4 0 2 5 0 0 2.65 0.76
2016 30 MAJ TEX 58 0 0 61.7 44 17 4 61 14 7 2 1 3 22 2.48 0.94
2017 31 MAJ TEX 48 0 0 47.0 46 16 5 53 18 3 4 10 5 7 3.06 1.36
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3-Year Averages     58 0 0 61.7 44 17 4 61 14 7 2 1 3 22 2.48 0.94
Career  (View All)     106 0 0 108.7 90 33 9 114 32 10 6 11 2.73 1.12

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Matt Bush Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 17 CWS 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.06 1.36
Aug. 15 Det 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.74 1.33
Aug. 14 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.82 1.37
Aug. 12 Hou 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.89 1.37
Aug. 6 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.05 1.45
Aug. 3 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.12 1.49
Aug. 2 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.20 1.50
Jul. 31 Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.29 1.51
Jul. 28 Bal 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.50
Jul. 25 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.49
Jul. 23 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.50 1.53
Jul. 19 @Bal 0.7 4 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.51
Jul. 16 @KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.40
Jul. 14 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.44 1.38
Jul. 8 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.42
Jul. 5 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.66 1.44
Jul. 3 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.77 1.48
Jul. 2 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.90 1.53
Jun. 30 @CWS 0.3 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 4.03 1.55
Jun. 27 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.14 1.43
Jun. 25 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.25 1.45
Jun. 23 @NYY 1.7 5 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.38 1.46
Jun. 19 Tor 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.88 1.36
Jun. 18 Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.21
Jun. 13 @Hou 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.28 1.23
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
8.7 4 2 2 0 2 9 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 4 2.08 0.69
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
13.0 10 8 3 0 7 16 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 4 2.08 1.31
Last 60 Games (Team)
25 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
24.7 26 15 10 1 10 29 1 1 0 1-3 3 3 6 3.65 1.46

Matt Bush Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20178626921303.276
20169328720302.238

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201711626922112.210
201615033724402.171

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201728.7124301042.510.98
201634.332131733.150.99

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201717.322622813.121.90
201627.340030711.650.88
Matt Bush vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Matt Bush 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
2004 18 A EUG 7 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2005 19 A FOR 126 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2006 20 A A 21 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2007 21 R AZL 6 0 7.3 19.64 2.45 8.00 0.00 85.7% 1.23 0.06 .517
2007 21 A LAK 29 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2007 21 A FOR 1 0 .3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2010 24 A+ CHA 4 0 8.1 13.33 2.22 6.00 1.11 62.5% 4.32 2.58 .356
2010 24 R GUL 4 1 5.1 14.12 1.76 8.00 0.00 66.7% 1.69 1.24 .239
2011 25 AA MON 36 0 50.1 13.83 4.31 3.21 0.90 67.2% 4.83 2.98 .401
2016 30 AA FRI 12 0 17.0 9.53 2.12 4.50 1.06 72.7% 2.65 3.49 .189
2016 30 MAJ TEX 58 0 61.7 8.90 2.04 4.36 0.58 1.49 75.9% 2.48 2.79 .262
2017 31 MAJ TEX 48 0 47.0 10.15 3.45 2.94 0.96 1.04 81.4% 97.7 MPH 3.06 3.60 .340
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 11.03 1.88 5.85 0.58 76% 2.62 -0.98 .315
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.2 9.75 2.30 4.23 0.64 76.5% 2.72 2.73 .295
Rest Of Season     0 0 17.7 9.56 2.42 3.95 0.76 76% 2.88 2.98 .289
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3-Year Averages     58 0 61.7 8.90 2.04 4.36 0.58 75.9% 2.48 2.75 .262
Career     106 0 108.7 9.44 2.65 3.56 0.75 78.8% 2.73 3.09 .296

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Matt Bush Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 61.7 3 8 3 0 34 3 0 0
2017 P 46 0 4 0 0 29 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Bush    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.94 K/BB
AVERAGE
10.15 K/9
GOOD
3.45 BB/9
WEAK
97.7 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.04 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.06 ERA
AVERAGE
1.36 WHIP
WEAK
3.60 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.340 BABIP
HIGH
81.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Bush worked around a hit to turn in a clean eighth inning and pick up his fourth hold of the season in a 4-1 win over the Twins on Thursday. He also struck out two batters.

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Bush tossed a perfect seventh inning in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Marlins, recording two strikeouts.

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Bush was rocked for five runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while recording strikeouts for both his outs in Wednesday's loss to Texas.

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Bush recorded a scoreless seventh inning Saturday, working around a hit and striking out two during the win against the Angels.

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Bush tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox in 11 innings.

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Bush has been removed from the closer role, effective Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Bush gave up three runs on four hits in the ninth inning while recording only one out to blow his fifth save of the season in Friday's 8-7 loss to the White Sox.

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Bush allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his 10th save of the season in a 2-1 win over Cleveland.

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Bush converted his save opportunity Sunday against the Yankees, striking out two while allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth.

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Bush blew his second consecutive save, allowing a solo home run to Brett Gardner on Friday night when asked to protect a 1-0 lead.

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Bush (2-2) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks during the ninth inning of Monday's loss to Toronto. It was his third blown save of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2012

After signing a minor league deal with the Rays, Bush appeared in 36 games at Double-A Montgomery posting a 4.83 ERA with a 1.437 WHIP. The former No. 1 overall pick from the 2004 draft has seen his once promising career derailed by an elbow injury along with off-field issues. Now 25, he possesses little upside although his 77 strikeouts in 50.1 innings is likely enough for him to catch on with another club if the Rays don't re-sign him.

2006

Bush struggled at Single-A in 2005, showing no power, weak on-base skills, less speed than expected and even erratic defense. That isn't what you want from a first-round pick, let alone the first overall pick in the 2004 draft. Bush is young enough to rebound, but right now the risk of this pick being a complete bust is fairly high. There are even rumors that he might be converted to pitcher if his bat doesn't come around.

2005

The Padres made the young shortstop the first pick in the 2004 draft because he was signable at an inexpensive price and a native of the San Diego area. The local boy makes good marketing angle blew up in their face after an incident in an Arizona nightclub had him facing misdemeanor charges, and his performance subsequent to a team suspension didn't wow anybody. The 19-year-old is too young to be considered a bust, but suffice to say there were better, albeit more expensive, options in the entry draft.

2004

Bush projects as a quality defender with a powerful arm. Solid defensively, his bat is more of a concern as he could be a .290 hitter as a major leaguer, but scouts say his power will be limited to gap range. He's a smart baserunner who accelerates on the base paths, but is not a speed demon and tends to be slow out of the box. As a high schooler he's likely a few years away from being a concern as his bat needs to develop to catch his defensive prowess.