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Matt Garza    \GAR-zuh\

Matthew Scott Garza (twitter: @Gdeuceswild)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 26, 1983 in Selma, CA
High Schools: Washington Union HS (Fresno, CA), Washington Union HS (Washington Union, CA)
School: California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 13, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 11, 2006 (Age 22.258)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Cubs/Twins/Brewers/Rangers 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 4 yrs/$50M (14-17) & 18 vesting option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.149, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo) [*]
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Standard Fielding

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 MIN AL 22 P 10 9 0 50.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -8 1.08 0.60 .958 1.57 1.54 2 0 0% 30% 0
2007 MIN AL 23 P 16 15 0 83.0 13 1 10 2 0 .846 -3 -7 1.19 0.69 .955 1.60 1.59 1 3 75% 26% 0
2008 TBR AL 24 P 30 30 3 184.2 27 14 11 2 0 .926 -4 -4 1.22 0.83 .952 1.60 1.59 5 1 17% 27% 0
2009 TBR AL 25 P 32 32 0 203.0 22 10 11 1 1 .955 0 0 0.93 0.66 .953 1.53 1.51 3 4 57% 26% 0
2010 TBR AL 26 P 33 32 3 204.2 24 10 13 1 0 .958 -2 -2 1.01 0.70 .953 1.63 1.61 9 4 31% 26% 1
2011 CHC NL 27 P 31 31 2 198.0 33 10 16 7 1 .788 -3 -3 1.18 0.84 .955 1.80 1.79 10 5 33% 28% 0
2012 CHC NL 28 P 18 18 0 103.2 19 4 12 3 0 .842 -5 -10 1.39 0.89 .950 1.77 1.75 2 3 60% 27% 1
2013 TOT MLB 29 P 24 24 1 155.1 26 13 11 2 0 .923 -4 -5 1.39 1.00 .960 1.64 1.64 5 3 38% 27% 0
2013 CHC NL 29 P 11 11 0 71.0 10 6 4 0 0 1.000 -2 -5 1.27 0.91 .964 1.76 1.76 2 1 33% 28% 0
2013 TEX AL 29 P 13 13 1 84.1 16 7 7 2 0 .875 -2 -5 1.49 1.08 .957 1.54 1.53 3 2 40% 26% 0
2014 MIL NL 30 P 22 22 1 139.2 25 10 13 2 0 .920 -1 -1 1.48 1.05 .956 1.76 1.76 2 2 50% 27% 0
9 Seasons P 216 213 10 1322.0 195 77 98 20 2 .897 -24 -3 1.19 0.81 .954 1.66 1.64 39 25 39% 27% 2
9 Seasons TOT 216 213 10 1322.0 195 77 98 20 2 .897 -24 -19 1.19 0.81 .954 1.66 1.64 39 25 39% 27% 2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • 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.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • 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.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2006 MIN AL 22 P -2 -8 -2 0
2007 MIN AL 23 P -3 -7 -2 -2 1
2008 TBR AL 24 P -4 -4 -3 -1 0
2009 TBR AL 25 P 0 0 -2 0 1 1
2010 TBR AL 26 P -2 -2 -2 0 0 0
2011 CHC NL 27 P -3 -3 -2 0 -1 1
2012 CHC NL 28 P -5 -10 -2 -4 1
2013 CHC NL 29 P -2 -5 -2 0 0
2013 TEX AL 29 P -2 -5 -2 0 0
2014 MIL NL 30 P 0 -1 -1 0 -1 1
9 Seasons P 0 -24 -3 -19 0 -8 5
9 Seasons TOT 0 -24 -19 -19 0 -8 5

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2006 MIN AL 22 10 9 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIN AL 23 16 15 1 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TBR AL 24 30 30 2 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 TBR AL 25 32 32 1 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 TBR AL 26 33 32 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CHC NL 27 31 31 30 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CHC NL 28 18 18 17 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TEX AL 29 13 13 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CHC NL 29 11 11 8 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 MIL NL 30 22 22 21 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 216 213 82 216 216 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2006 MIN AL 22 232 75% 28% 2 100% 0 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIN AL 23 367 75% 34% 12 67% 0 1 0 1 10 7 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0%
2008 TBR AL 24 772 76% 31% 21 71% 0 14 2 10 11 10 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2009 TBR AL 25 861 68% 26% 16 75% 2 10 2 8 11 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 100%
2010 TBR AL 26 855 78% 26% 19 74% 0 10 2 7 13 12 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33%
2011 CHC NL 27 839 71% 31% 27 67% 0 10 1 6 16 13 1 7 1 1 5 4 1 1 1 0 7 57%
2012 CHC NL 28 424 71% 32% 19 58% 0 4 1 3 12 8 1 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 7 29%
2013 TEX AL 29 359 75% 27% 9 78% 0 7 0 5 7 7 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
2013 CHC NL 29 293 72% 28% 8 63% 0 6 0 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2014 MIL NL 30 579 76% 31% 21 71% 0 10 2 7 13 11 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 71%
9 Seasons 5581 74% 29% 154 69% 2 77 11 54 98 79 6 20 1 1 18 12 2 1 1 1 35 51%
MLB Averages 76% 32% 85% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2008 AL ALCS MVP

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Aug 1st AL Player of the Week

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2011 NL  7 (1st)
Active  20 (13th)

             

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Name and misspellings: Matthew Matt matthew Scott Garza

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