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Matt Albers    \AL-burrs\

Matthew James Albers

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: January 20, 1983 in Houston, TX
High School: Clements HS (Sugar Land, TX)
School: San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed May 31, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 2006 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Orioles/RedSox/Indians/Astros/Diamondbacks 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$2.25M (14) & 15 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.141, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Select Sports Group [*]
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2006 23 HOU NL 0 2 .000 6.00 3.95 4 2 0 0 0 0 15.0 17 10 10 1 7 0 11 0 0 0 66 76 1.600 10.2 0.6 4.2 6.6 1.57
2007 24 HOU NL 4 11 .267 5.86 5.62 31 18 2 0 0 0 110.2 127 77 72 18 50 6 71 7 0 7 508 76 1.599 10.3 1.5 4.1 5.8 1.42
2008 25 BAL AL 3 3 .500 3.49 4.60 28 3 5 0 0 0 49.0 43 21 19 4 22 1 26 2 0 1 208 128 1.327 7.9 0.7 4.0 4.8 1.18
2009 26 BAL AL 3 6 .333 5.51 3.92 56 0 13 0 0 0 67.0 80 43 41 3 36 3 49 2 0 3 309 83 1.731 10.7 0.4 4.8 6.6 1.36
2010 27 BAL AL 5 3 .625 4.52 4.24 62 0 19 0 0 0 75.2 78 41 38 6 34 5 49 2 0 2 329 92 1.480 9.3 0.7 4.0 5.8 1.44
2011 28 BOS AL 4 4 .500 4.73 4.00 56 0 10 0 0 0 64.2 62 35 34 7 31 1 68 5 0 2 289 91 1.438 8.6 1.0 4.3 9.5 2.19
2012 29 TOT MLB 3 1 .750 2.39 4.77 63 0 12 0 0 0 60.1 46 21 16 9 22 3 44 2 0 1 241 176 1.127 6.9 1.3 3.3 6.6 2.00
2012 29 BOS AL 2 0 1.000 2.29 5.03 40 0 8 0 0 0 39.1 30 14 10 6 15 3 25 1 0 0 157 186 1.144 6.9 1.4 3.4 5.7 1.67
2012 29 ARI NL 1 1 .500 2.57 4.29 23 0 4 0 0 0 21.0 16 7 6 3 7 0 19 1 0 1 84 161 1.095 6.9 1.3 3.0 8.1 2.71
2013 30 CLE AL 3 1 .750 3.14 3.49 56 0 21 0 0 0 63.0 57 25 22 2 23 3 35 1 0 6 262 120 1.270 8.1 0.3 3.3 5.0 1.52
2014 31 HOU AL 0 0 1.69 2.01 4 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 5 1 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 23 255 1.125 8.4 0.0 1.7 10.1 6.00
9 Yrs 25 31 .446 4.46 4.44 360 23 83 0 0 0 510.2 515 274 253 50 226 22 359 22 0 22 2235 96 1.451 9.1 0.9 4.0 6.3 1.59
162 Game Avg. 4 6 .446 4.46 4.44 64 4 15 0 0 0 91 91 49 45 9 40 4 64 4 0 4 397 96 1.451 9.1 0.9 4.0 6.3 1.59
BAL (3 yrs) 11 12 .478 4.60 4.22 146 3 37 0 0 0 191.2 201 105 98 13 92 9 124 6 0 6 846 95 1.529 9.4 0.6 4.3 5.8 1.35
HOU (3 yrs) 4 13 .235 5.70 5.28 39 20 3 0 0 0 131.0 149 88 83 19 58 6 88 8 0 7 597 78 1.580 10.2 1.3 4.0 6.0 1.52
BOS (2 yrs) 6 4 .600 3.81 4.39 96 0 18 0 0 0 104.0 92 49 44 13 46 4 93 6 0 2 446 113 1.327 8.0 1.1 4.0 8.0 2.02
ARI (1 yr) 1 1 .500 2.57 4.29 23 0 4 0 0 0 21.0 16 7 6 3 7 0 19 1 0 1 84 161 1.095 6.9 1.3 3.0 8.1 2.71
CLE (1 yr) 3 1 .750 3.14 3.49 56 0 21 0 0 0 63.0 57 25 22 2 23 3 35 1 0 6 262 120 1.270 8.1 0.3 3.3 5.0 1.52
AL (7 yrs) 20 17 .541 4.08 4.11 302 3 77 0 0 0 364.0 355 180 165 28 162 16 258 14 0 14 1577 104 1.420 8.8 0.7 4.0 6.4 1.59
NL (3 yrs) 5 14 .263 5.40 5.26 58 20 6 0 0 0 146.2 160 94 88 22 64 6 101 8 0 8 658 82 1.527 9.8 1.4 3.9 6.2 1.58

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2006 23 HOU NL 15.0 4 2 10 6.00 4.66 0.28 -0.00 91.2 3.99 -3 -0.3 .3 0.0 -0.2 -2 .424 .498
2007 24 HOU NL 110.2 31 18 77 6.26 4.72 -0.35 0.11 98.8 5.11 -14 -1.3 .6 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .458 .492
2008 25 BAL AL 49.0 28 3 21 3.86 4.71 -0.01 -0.23 102.0 4.59 3 0.3 1.3 -0.1 0.7 9 .511 .502 $395,000
2009 26 BAL AL 67.0 56 0 43 5.78 4.96 -0.12 -0.37 103.1 4.87 -7 -0.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.2 1 .487 .496 $410,000
2010 27 BAL AL 75.2 62 0 41 4.88 4.75 -0.17 -0.36 102.7 4.67 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.2 0.4 6 .496 .499 $680,000
2011 28 BOS AL 64.2 56 0 35 4.87 4.54 0.19 -0.35 105.3 4.21 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.2 0.0 2 .491 .497 $875,000
2012 29 BOS AL 39.1 40 0 14 3.20 4.52 0.27 -0.33 107.0 4.18 4 0.5 1.2 -0.0 0.8 8 .511 .503 $1,075,000
2012 29 ARI NL 21.0 23 0 7 3.00 4.48 0.04 -0.33 102.4 4.20 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.4 5 .512 .502
2013 30 CLE AL 63.0 56 0 25 3.57 4.16 -0.24 -0.31 95.0 3.89 1 0.1 .6 -0.2 0.6 8 .502 .501 $1,750,000
2014 31 HOU AL 5.1 4 0 1 1.69 4.40 -0.39 -0.33 104.0 4.64 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .543 .501 $2,250,000
9 Seasons 510.2 360 23 274 4.83 4.63 -0.10 -0.22 101.2 4.55 -19 -1.7 1.0 -0.9 2.4 35 .495 .499 $7,435,000
BAL (3 yrs) 191.2 146 3 105 4.93 4.81 -0.11 -0.33 102.7 4.72 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.5 0.9 16 .496 .498 $1,485,000
HOU (3 yrs) 131.0 39 20 88 6.05 4.70 -0.28 0.08 98.1 4.96 -15 -1.4 .7 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .463 .493 $2,250,000
BOS (2 yrs) 104.0 96 0 49 4.24 4.53 0.22 -0.34 106.0 4.20 -1 -0.1 1.1 -0.2 0.8 10 .499 .499 $1,950,000
ARI (1 yr) 21.0 23 0 7 3.00 4.48 0.04 -0.33 102.4 4.20 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.4 5 .512 .502
CLE (1 yr) 63.0 56 0 25 3.57 4.16 -0.24 -0.31 95.0 3.89 1 0.1 .6 -0.2 0.6 8 .502 .501 $1,750,000

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 23 HOU NL 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2007 24 HOU NL 31 32 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 .069 .069 .069 .138 -64 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
2008 25 BAL AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 26 BAL AL 56 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 27 BAL AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 28 BOS AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 29 TOT MLB 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 29 BOS AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 29 ARI NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 30 CLE AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 31 HOU AL 4 0 /1
9 Yrs 360 37 34 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 .059 .059 .059 .118 -69 2 0 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 17 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .059 .059 .118 -69 1
BAL (3 yrs) 146 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (3 yrs) 39 36 33 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 .061 .061 .061 .121 -68 2 0 0 3 0 0
BOS (2 yrs) 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARI (1 yr) 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 302 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 58 36 33 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 .061 .061 .061 .121 -68 2 0 0 3 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 23 HOU NL 4 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
2007 24 HOU NL 31 32 -8 -0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
2008 25 BAL AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $395,000 1
2009 26 BAL AL 56 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $410,000 1
2010 27 BAL AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $680,000 1
2011 28 BOS AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $875,000 1
2012 29 BOS AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,075,000 1
2012 29 ARI NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2013 30 CLE AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,750,000 1
8 Seasons 356 37 -9 -0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.3 -2 $5,185,000
BAL (3 yrs) 146 1 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $1,485,000
BOS (2 yrs) 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 1 $1,950,000
HOU (2 yrs) 35 36 -9 -0 0 0 5 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4
ARI (1 yr) 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CLE (1 yr) 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,750,000

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2006 HOU NL 23 P 4 2 0 15.0 8 4 4 0 1 1.000 0 0 4.80 2.00 .958 1.74 1.70 1 0 0% 28% 0
2007 HOU NL 24 P 31 18 0 110.2 21 7 13 1 2 .952 -2 -3 1.63 0.65 .965 1.68 1.67 11 3 21% 25% 0
2008 BAL AL 25 P 28 3 0 49.0 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.02 0.39 .952 1.60 1.59 3 1 25% 27% 0
2009 BAL AL 26 P 56 0 0 67.0 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 1.34 0.18 .953 1.53 1.51 9 3 25% 26% 0
2010 BAL AL 27 P 62 0 0 75.2 22 6 15 1 3 .955 -1 -3 2.50 0.34 .953 1.63 1.61 8 2 20% 26% 0
2011 BOS AL 28 P 56 0 0 64.2 10 1 8 1 0 .900 -1 -3 1.25 0.16 .949 1.60 1.59 6 4 40% 28% 0
2012 TOT MLB 29 P 63 0 0 60.1 10 1 8 1 1 .900 0 0 1.34 0.14 .953 1.64 1.63 6 2 25% 26% 0
2012 BOS AL 29 P 40 0 0 39.1 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.83 0.20 .954 1.58 1.56 6 2 25% 26% 0
2012 ARI NL 29 P 23 0 0 21.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0 0 0.43 0.04 .950 1.76 1.75 0 0 0
2013 CLE AL 30 P 56 0 0 63.0 16 4 11 1 1 .938 1 3 2.14 0.27 .957 1.54 1.53 2 3 60% 26% 0
2014 HOU AL 31 P 4 0 0 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.69 1.65 1 1 50% 26% 0
9 Seasons P 360 23 0 510.2 108 32 71 5 8 .954 -3 -1 1.82 0.29 .956 1.62 1.59 47 19 29% 26% 0
9 Seasons TOT 360 23 0 510.2 108 32 71 5 8 .954 -3 -6 1.82 0.29 .956 1.62 1.59 47 19 29% 26% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
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  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2024), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1756), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (876th), 2.2 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200825Baltimore Orioles$395,000
200926Baltimore Orioles$410,000
201027Baltimore Orioles$680,000
201128Boston Red Sox$875,000
201229Boston Red Sox$1,075,000contracts
201330Cleveland Indians$1,750,000contracts
201431Houston Astros$2,250,000
201532Houston Astros*$3,000,000$3M Team Option
Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,435,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Matthew James Matt matthew Albers

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