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Matt Bush

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2018 Stats

W-L

0-0

ERA

4.70

WHIP

1.61

K

19

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A popular closer-in-waiting heading into 2017, Bush took over the ninth inning less than a month into the season, but his campaign was derailed by shoulder and knee issues. The shoulder was something ...

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2018 ADP:  452.44

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  8/15/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/8/1986
BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Bush Contract Information:

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

July 8, 2018  –  Matt Bush News

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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 57 0 0 52.3 57 22 7 58 19 3 4 10 5 10 3.78 1.45
2018 32 AAA ROU 8 0 0 9.0 9 2 0 14 4 1 1 0 0 0 2.00 1.44
2018 32 MAJ TEX 21 0 0 23.0 23 12 3 19 14 0 0 0 0 3 4.70 1.61
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3-Year Averages     57 0 0 57.0 50 19 5 59 16 5 3 5 4 16 3.00 1.16
Career  (View All)     136 0 0 137.0 124 51 14 138 47 10 6 11 3.35 1.25

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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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. 13 @LAD 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.61
Jun. 12 @LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.57
Jun. 8 Hou 2.0 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.59
Jun. 6 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.55
May. 31 @Sea 2.0 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.58
May. 29 @Sea 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.76 1.41
May. 24 KC 2.7 3 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.17 1.53
May. 21 NYY 1.7 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.85 1.54
Apr. 24 Oak 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.97 1.50
Apr. 23 Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.22 1.41
Apr. 22 Sea 0.3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.35 1.35
Apr. 21 Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.60 1.20
Apr. 17 @TB 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.72 1.24
Apr. 14 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 1.27
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
14 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
15.3 19 10 9 3 8 11 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 5.28 1.76
Matt Bush Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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 ERA WHIP
May. 19 New Orleans 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 2.00

Matt Bush Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201833465300.192
20179827925504.284
20169328720302.238

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187515818513.281
2017142311032323.250
201615033724402.171

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201815.3000121125.871.63
201733.0124341153.821.15
201634.332131733.150.99

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20187.70007312.351.57
201719.322624823.721.97
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 57 0 52.3 9.97 3.27 3.05 1.20 1.00 78.3% 97.5 MPH 3.78 4.04 .358
2018 32 AAA ROU 8 0 9.0 14.00 4.00 3.50 0.00 84.6% 2.00 1.42 .442
2018 32 MAJ TEX 21 0 23.0 7.43 5.48 1.36 1.17 1.79 73.5% 96.3 MPH 4.70 5.33 .304
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 15.2 8.96 2.91 3.08 0.98 78.2% 3.18 3.60 .303
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3-Year Averages     57 0 57.0 9.32 2.53 3.69 0.79 77% 3.00 3.11 .307
Career     136 0 137.0 9.07 3.09 2.94 0.92 76.4% 3.35 3.58 .307

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Matt Bush Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 52.3 -1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2018 23 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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1.36 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.43 K/9
WEAK
5.48 BB/9
TERRIBLE
96.3 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
1.79 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.70 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.61 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.33 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.304 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
73.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Bush (elbow) underwent a stem cell injection and is expected to be out for another six weeks, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Bush was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right elbow strain, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

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Bush was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

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Bush was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

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Bush allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Astros.

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Bush, whose bid for the starting rotation ended Sunday when manager Jeff Banister announced he will pitch out of the bullpen, will be used as a "bridge" reliever, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Bush will be used out of the bullpen this coming season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Bush allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three over two innings in Friday's start against the Reds, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 most of the time in high-leverage spots. The demise of Shawn Tolleson opened the door for Bush, who clocked in with a 97.0 mph average on his four-seam fastball. Sam Dyson built up a decent leash on the closer role, but Bush probably ranks only behind Jeremy Jeffress on the depth chart for save speculation. Bush's ratios and strikeout potential can improve any deep fantasy club's pitching staff, and he's a gem in holds leagues. Adding closer opportunities to his skills could make the 31-year-old a highly valuable asset in all formats.

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.