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Matt Bush

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2017 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

3.25

WHIP

1.45

K

31

SV

9

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

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Matt Bush Contract Information:

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

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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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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 28 0 0 27.7 30 10 5 31 10 2 3 9 4 1 3.25 1.45
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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)     86 0 0 89.3 74 27 9 92 24 9 5 10 2.72 1.10

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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
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
Jun. 9 @Was 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.42 1.25
Jun. 7 NYM 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.49 1.25
Jun. 6 NYM 1.0 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.61 1.16
May. 31 TB 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.37 0.97
May. 30 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.96 0.96
May. 28 @Tor 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.02 1.02
May. 26 @Tor 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.08 0.96
May. 19 @Det 1.0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.10 0.98
May. 18 Phi 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.17 0.85
May. 16 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.23 0.89
May. 14 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.32 0.95
May. 13 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.42 0.95
May. 10 SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.54 1.03
May. 5 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.69 1.03
May. 4 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.86 0.93
Apr. 29 LAA 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 0.69
Apr. 23 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.35 0.65
Apr. 22 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.70 0.75
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 10 4 4 1 2 7 1 0 0 0-2 2 2 0 6.75 2.25
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.3 19 9 8 4 5 10 1 0 0 0-3 4 3 0 6.35 2.12
Last 60 Games (Team)
23 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
22.0 27 11 8 4 9 21 1 0 0 2-3 9 3 0 3.27 1.64

Matt Bush Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20175817714203.280
20169328720302.238

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20176714316102.258
201615033724402.171

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201717.712420644.081.25
201634.332131733.150.99

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201710.011511411.801.80
201627.340030711.650.88
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 28 0 27.7 10.08 3.25 3.10 1.63 1.07 85.7% 97.8 MPH 3.25 4.61 .347
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.79 2.54 3.46 0.69 76% 2.76 -0.11 .268
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.2 9.11 2.17 4.20 0.65 75.5% 2.68 2.84 .273
Rest Of Season     0 0 35.7 9.14 2.22 4.11 0.76 77.2% 2.64 3.01 .270
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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     86 0 89.3 9.27 2.42 3.83 0.91 79.8% 2.72 3.28 .289

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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 27.7 0 3 0 0 18 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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3.10 K/BB
GOOD
10.08 K/9
GOOD
3.25 BB/9
WEAK
97.8 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.07 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.25 ERA
AVERAGE
1.45 WHIP
POOR
4.61 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.347 BABIP
HIGH
85.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

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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Bush threw 1.1 scoreless innings Tuesday in Houston, allowing a hit and striking out one en route to his eighth save.

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Bush gave up a hit while recording the final two outs of Friday's 5-2 win over the Nationals to notch his seventh save of the season.

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Bush (2-1) gave up an unearned run on a hit and two walks in the ninth inning against the Mets on Wednesday, leaving him with the loss. He struck out two.

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Bush gave up four hits -- including a pair of homers -- and three runs in a non-save situation against the Mets on Tuesday. He struck out one and walked one.

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Bush gave up a solo homer to Tampa's Kevin Kiermaier in the ninth inning Wednesday, resulting in a blown save. He finished out the inning without any other blemishes.

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Bush allowed two hits during a scoreless ninth inning to collect his sixth save of the season during Sunday's win over Toronto.

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Bush allowed no runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two in one inning of work to notch his fifth save Friday against the Tigers.

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Bush pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his fourth save of the season in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Athletics.

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Bush tossed a perfect ninth inning and struck out two batters to claim his third save of the season in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Athletics.

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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.