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Matt Albers

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Albers' 2015 success seemed fairly unsustainable, so his 2016 certainly came as a bit of a surprise. His ERA skyrocketed to 6.31, his strikeout rate dipped to 5.3 K/9 and he allowed nearly two homers ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 264   DOB: 1/20/1983   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: San Jacinto (TX) JC   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Nationals in March of 2017.

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Matt Albers 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 21 A LEX 22 21 0 111.3 95 41 3 140 57 8 3 0 3.31 1.37
2005 22 A SAL 28 27 0 148.2 161 77 15 146 62 8 12 0 4.66 1.50
2006 23 AA COR 19 19 0 116.0 96 28 4 95 47 10 2 0 2.17 1.23
2006 23 AAA ROU 4 4 0 25.0 24 11 2 26 10 2 1 0 3.96 1.36
2006 23 MAJ HOU 4 2 0 15.0 17 10 1 11 7 0 2 0 6.00 1.60
2007 24 AAA ROU 9 9 0 53.0 50 22 6 43 22 2 3 0 3.74 1.36
2007 24 MAJ HOU 31 18 0 110.7 127 72 18 71 50 4 11 0 5.86 1.60
2008 25 A ABE 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 25 MAJ BAL 28 3 0 49.0 43 19 4 26 22 3 3 0 3.49 1.33
2009 26 AAA NOR 10 0 0 12.7 18 8 1 12 5 1 0 0 5.68 1.82
2009 26 MAJ BAL 56 0 0 67.0 80 41 3 49 36 3 6 0 5.51 1.73
2010 27 MAJ BAL 62 0 0 75.7 78 38 6 49 34 5 3 0 2 7 4.52 1.48
2011 28 AAA PAW 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2011 28 MAJ BOS 56 0 0 64.7 62 34 7 68 31 4 4 0 3 10 4.73 1.44
2012 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 0 39.3 30 10 6 25 15 2 0 0 4 7 2.29 1.14
2012 29 MAJ ARI 23 0 0 21.0 16 6 3 19 7 1 1 0 2 2 2.57 1.10
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 0 60.3 46 16 9 44 22 3 1 0 6 9 2.39 1.13
2013 30 MAJ CLE 56 0 0 63.0 57 22 2 35 23 3 1 0 0 1 3.14 1.27
2014 31 MAJ HOU 8 0 0 10.0 10 1 0 8 3 0 0 0 1 3 0.90 1.30
2015 32 AA BIR 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2015 32 AAA CHA 7 0 0 9.2 10 6 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.59 1.20
2015 32 MAJ CWS 30 0 0 37.3 31 5 3 28 9 2 0 0 0 6 1.21 1.07
2016 33 MAJ CWS 58 1 0 51.3 67 36 10 30 19 2 6 0 4 13 6.31 1.68
2017 34 MAJ WAS 6 0 0 7.3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.41
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3-Year Averages     32 0 0 32.9 36 14 4 22 10 1 2 0 1 7 3.83 1.40
Career  (View All)     458 24 0 611.3 621 294 63 422 256 29 37 0 4.33 1.43

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Matt Albers 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
Apr. 27 @Col 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.41
Apr. 25 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 24 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 19 @Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Apr. 15 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 10 StL 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.50
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.38
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
7.3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.41
Last 60 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
7.3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.41

Matt Albers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20176202000.333
2016778820414.308
2015597714201.275

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201718101000.059
20161602211471216.326
20159021217202.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20173.00002000.000.67
201625.711019744.211.36
201524.010020621.501.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20174.30001000.000.23
201625.7150111268.421.99
201513.31008310.680.90
Matt Albers 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 21 A LEX 22 21 111.3 11.32 4.61 2.46 0.24 74.5% 3.31 2.57 .346
2005 22 A SAL 28 27 148.2 8.87 3.77 2.35 0.91 70.2% 4.66 3.80 .349
2006 23 AA COR 19 19 116.0 7.37 3.65 2.02 0.31 82.7% 2.17 3.54 .284
2006 23 AAA ROU 4 4 25.0 9.36 3.60 2.60 0.72 71.9% 3.96 3.60 .331
2006 23 MAJ HOU 4 2 15.0 6.60 4.20 1.57 0.60 1.83 60.9% 6.00 4.05 .338
2007 24 AAA ROU 9 9 53.0 7.30 3.74 1.95 1.02 75.8% 3.74 4.41 .292
2007 24 MAJ HOU 31 18 110.7 5.77 4.07 1.42 1.46 1.36 66% 5.86 5.43 .311
2008 25 A ABE 2 0 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.70 .379
2008 25 MAJ BAL 28 3 49.0 4.78 4.04 1.18 0.73 1.44 75.4% 91.1 MPH 3.49 4.59 .258
2009 26 AAA NOR 10 0 12.7 8.53 3.55 2.40 0.71 68.2% 5.68 3.52 .417
2009 26 MAJ BAL 56 0 67.0 6.58 4.84 1.36 0.40 1.64 66.4% 92.8 MPH 5.51 3.99 .355
2010 27 MAJ BAL 62 0 75.7 5.83 4.04 1.44 0.71 2.12 69.8% 92.5 MPH 4.52 4.36 .305
2011 28 AAA PAW 2 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .134
2011 28 MAJ BOS 56 0 64.7 9.46 4.31 2.19 0.97 1.41 68.6% 93.6 MPH 4.73 4.17 .325
2012 29 MAJ BOS 40 0 39.3 5.72 3.43 1.67 1.37 1.85 89.7% 93.7 MPH 2.29 5.13 .218
2012 29 MAJ ARI 23 0 21.0 8.14 3.00 2.71 1.29 2.20 85% 93.7 MPH 2.57 4.39 .244
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 60.3 6.56 3.28 2.00 1.34 1.96 88.1% 93.7 MPH 2.39 4.81 .227
2013 30 MAJ CLE 56 0 63.0 5.00 3.29 1.52 0.29 4.33 74.4% 93.4 MPH 3.14 3.64 .278
2014 31 MAJ HOU 8 0 10.0 7.20 2.70 2.67 0.00 2.83 92.3% 92.6 MPH 0.90 2.80 .331
2015 32 AA BIR 1 0 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2015 32 AAA CHA 7 0 9.2 4.89 0.98 5.00 1.96 55.6% 5.59 5.27 .276
2015 32 MAJ CWS 30 0 37.3 6.75 2.17 3.11 0.72 2.36 94.6% 89.7 MPH 1.21 3.55 .266
2016 33 MAJ CWS 58 1 51.3 5.26 3.33 1.58 1.75 1.68 65.8% 92.0 MPH 6.31 5.85 .332
2017 34 MAJ WAS 6 0 7.3 3.68 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 100% 92.0 MPH 0.00 2.79 .145
Today's Projections     0 0 .2 5.15 3.55 1.45 1.97 69.4% 5.42 2.88 .276
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.2 5.43 3.25 1.67 1.57 66.2% 5.41 5.34 .289
Rest Of Season     0 0 23.8 5.16 3.41 1.51 1.64 67% 5.42 5.56 .285
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3-Year Averages     32 0 32.9 6.02 2.74 2.20 1.09 76.2% 3.83 4.36 .311
Career     458 24 611.3 6.21 3.77 1.65 0.93 71.6% 4.33 4.46 .300

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Matt Albers Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 37.3 0 6 0 0 24 0 0 0
2016 P 51.3 -3 7 -3 0 26 -1 0 0
2017 P 7.3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 P 0 1 0 0 -2 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Albers    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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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
3.68 K/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
92.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
4.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
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0.41 WHIP
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2.79 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.145 BABIP
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100.0% Strand Rate
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Matt Albers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Albers re-signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals and will begin the season with Triple-A Syracuse, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Albers was released by the Nationals on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Albers agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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The White Sox declined their 2017 option for Albers' contract, making him a free agent.

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Albers has allowed 12 earned runs since July 1, giving up 25 hits and six walks while striking out just seven over 16.1 innings.

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Albers will start Saturday against the Tigers in place of Chris Sale, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Albers (2-4) worked around two hits and a walk in two scoreless frames Wednesday against the Mets, and he helped his own cause by doubling and scoring the game-winning run in the top of the 13th.

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Albers allowed a two-run, game-winning home run against the Astros on Tuesday en route to his third loss of the season.

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Albers allowed three runs on two hits in just two-thirds of an inning against the Rangers on Tuesday to take his first loss of he season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Albers broke his finger in a scrum with the Royals in late-April and sat out the next two months. He returned shortly after the All-Star break, and after a couple initial hiccups, made 21 straight scoreless appearances to end the season. The right-hander lacks the gas of the prototypical late-inning arm, instead relying upon a sinker that induces swings-and-misses and a slider that induces groundballs. He enters the offseason as a free agent, and should be able to land a middle-relief role, with the potential for some holds depending on where he lands.

2015

A free agent signing by Houston, Albers allowed one run in 10 relief innings to open 2014 before right shoulder tendinitis forced him to the disabled list in late April. The injury wasn't expected to sideline him much longer than his initial 15-day DL stint, but pain and discomfort in the shoulder persisted, causing the veteran reliever to miss the remainder of the season. While the Astros weren't willing to gamble on Albers' health for 2015 -- they declined his option for $3 million in October -- the extreme groundballer (4.33 GB/FB in 2013) will likely find a new team who can offer him a low-leverage middle-relief or situational role out of the bullpen.

2014

Albers took a small step back in his first season with the Indians in a middle-relief role, posting ratios that were worse than his combined results from 2012 between Arizona and Boston. At this stage, the strikeout-per-inning performance he delivered in 2011 appears to be an outlier, and as a contact-inducing reliever, Albers seems best suited for lower-leverage opportunities. He might also find use in the occasional situation where a groundball could induce a double play, as he carried an excellent 4.33 GB/FB mark last season. Albers will work in a late-inning role with the Astros after signing a one-year deal with Houston in December.

2013

The D-Backs acquired Albers from the Red Sox in July to bolster their right-handed bullpen depth. Over the final two months, Albers' strikeout rate jumped to 8.1 K/9, while he carried the highest groundball rate of his career (57.1%). The success Albers had overall in 2012 was hinged to an improved walk rate (3.3 BB/9), but his xFIP (3.90) is one indication that the 2.39 ERA he carried is unsustainable. Sent to Cleveland in December, Albert could wind up in a setup role at some point now that he's on a roster with less bullpen depth than the D-Backs.

2012

Albers was a bright light out of the Red Sox bullpen for much of last season and filled the role Boston expected Bobby Jenks to perform. All that ended in August when Albers couldn't buy an out and his ERA topped four once again. He's walked more than four batters per nine innings in his career, which isn't a good trait in relievers. We don't see a big role for him in Boston, should he make the 25-man roster out of spring training.

2011

The Orioles non-tendered Albers, who struggled throughout most of the season in the bullpen. He is 28-years-old, and odds are that a team will use him in middle relief since he doesn't miss enough bats (5.8 K/9IP) to warrant consideration for a high-leverage setup role. Albers signed with Boston in the offseason and pitched well enough in spring training to earn a spot on the major league roster.

2010

After returning from shoulder surgery, Albers spent the 2009 season on the shuttle between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. His time in Baltimore wasn't pretty, and he may have lost some stuff after surgery in late 2008. Look for Albers in middle relief if he makes the team at all this spring.

2009

After he failed to make the rotation out of spring training, Albers became a very reliable pitcher out of the bullpen. Eventually, he earned another look in the rotation, but a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder ended his season prematurely. Keep an eye on Albers in spring training to see whether the Orioles want to put him back in the bullpen or make him a starter, but don't expect him to go back and forth again after the shoulder injury.

2008

Albers began last season at Triple-A Round Rock, but spent the vast majority of the year in the majors. He made 18 starts, and added 13 relief appearances, posting a 4-11 record with a 5.86 ERA, with unimpressive K:BB and HR rates. He'll be 25 years old when the season starts, so he still has time to develop, but he projects no higher than an end-of-the-rotation starter. The Astros sent him to the Orioles as part of the Miguel Tejada deal in December, so he'll try to break camp as Baltimore's No. 4 or No. 5 starter.

2007

Albers went 10-2 with a 2.17 ERA at Double-A Corpus Christi and 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA at Triple-A Round Rock before getting called up to the big league club. He went 0-2 in four appearances -- including two starts -- with the Astros. He consistently hits 93-94 mph with his fastball, and can get it up to 97 mph. His curveball and slider both have the potential to be plus pitches, and he has a chance to be the fifth starter in the rotation this season, competing with Fernando Nieve for that spot.

2006

Albers bounced back from suspension and rehab in 2004, and a rocky start to 2005, to stay among the Astros' top pitching prospects. He's a four-pitch guy who sits in the low 90s and projects as No. 4 starter in the majors. He's at least a year away.

2005

Albers enjoyed an 8-3 campaign with a 3.31 ERA and finished with 140 strikeouts in 111 innings for Low-A Lexington and should move up another level in the Astros minor league system in 2005.

2004

Alvers, a 23rd round Junior College pick in 2001, led the New York-Penn League in strikeouts in 2003 with 94 in 86 and a third innings. Largely ignored because of a squat size, hes lost body fat from his six-foot frame since turning pro and needs to be considered a prospect based on his low-minor results thus far. He has a fastball that can get into the mid 90s and a hard, sharp breaking pitch. Despite the low level, he already has the makings of a change up, and will throw any pitch at any time. A showing at low Single-A is likely in 2004, and the 21-year-old should find himself at high Single-A by the end of the season. Older because of college time, his true test will be at the higher levels. If hes able to continue his strikeout rate, he becomes a legitimate prospect.