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Matt Garza    \GAR-zuh\

Matthew Scott Garza (twitter: @Gdeuceswild)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: November 26, 1983 in Selma, California, United States
High Schools: Washington Union HS (Fresno, CA), Washington Union HS (Washington Union, CA)
School: California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 40th round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from Washington Union HS (Fresno, CA) and the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th) of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft from California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2007: Rated #21 Prospect
Prospect Ratings by BaseballProspectus.com:
Pre-2007: Rated #13 Prospect

Major League Stats

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2005 21 -0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk MIN 4 4 .500 3.57 4.04 14 14 0 0 0 0 75.2 67 34 30 8 21 0 89 5 0 3 313 1.163 8.0 1.0 2.5 10.6 4.24
2005 21 0.4 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 1 1 .500 3.66 4.58 4 4 0 0 0 0 19.2 14 10 8 3 6 0 25 1 0 2 78 1.017 6.4 1.4 2.7 11.4 4.17
2005 21 -0.7 Beloit MIDW A MIN 3 3 .500 3.54 3.86 10 10 0 0 0 0 56.0 53 24 22 5 15 0 64 4 0 1 235 1.214 8.5 0.8 2.4 10.3 4.27
2006 22 -2.7 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA MIN 14 4 .778 1.99 2.79 23 23 0 2 1 0 135.2 87 42 30 6 32 0 154 8 0 3 531 0.877 5.8 0.4 2.1 10.2 4.81
2006 22 -1.0 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 5 1 .833 1.42 2.64 8 8 0 0 0 0 44.1 27 13 7 3 11 0 53 2 0 0 177 0.857 5.5 0.6 2.2 10.8 4.82
2006 22 -2.8 New Britain EL AA MIN 6 2 .750 2.51 3.45 10 10 0 0 0 0 57.1 40 22 16 2 14 0 68 3 0 3 228 0.942 6.3 0.3 2.2 10.7 4.86
2006 22 -5.0 Rochester IL AAA MIN 3 1 .750 1.85 1.85 5 5 0 2 1 0 34.0 20 7 7 1 7 0 33 3 0 0 126 0.794 5.3 0.3 1.9 8.7 4.71
2006 22 -6.4 MIN AL MLB MIN 3 6 .333 5.76 5.94 10 9 0 0 0 0 50.0 62 33 32 6 23 0 38 0 0 1 232 1.700 11.2 1.1 4.1 6.8 1.65
2007 23 -4.1 Rochester IL AAA MIN 4 6 .400 3.62 4.21 16 16 0 1 0 0 92.0 93 43 37 5 31 0 95 5 0 6 401 1.348 9.1 0.5 3.0 9.3 3.06
2007 23 -5.4 MIN AL MLB MIN 5 7 .417 3.69 4.77 16 15 1 0 0 0 83.0 96 44 34 8 32 4 67 4 0 4 367 1.542 10.4 0.9 3.5 7.3 2.09
2008 24 0.9 Vero Beach FLOR A+ TBR 0 0 9.82 9.82 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 4 4 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 20 3.000 19.6 0.0 7.4 9.8 1.33
2008 24 -4.3 TBR AL MLB TBR 11 9 .550 3.70 4.05 30 30 0 3 2 0 184.2 170 83 76 19 59 2 128 6 2 3 772 1.240 8.3 0.9 2.9 6.2 2.17
2009 25 -3.1 TBR AL MLB TBR 8 12 .400 3.95 4.12 32 32 0 0 0 0 203.0 177 93 89 25 79 0 189 11 0 3 861 1.261 7.8 1.1 3.5 8.4 2.39
2010 26 -2.0 TBR AL MLB TBR 15 10 .600 3.91 4.13 33 32 1 3 1 1 204.2 193 94 89 28 63 2 150 7 2 12 855 1.251 8.5 1.2 2.8 6.6 2.38
2011 27 -1.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 10 10 .500 3.32 4.09 31 31 0 2 0 0 198.0 186 90 73 14 63 5 197 3 0 6 839 1.258 8.5 0.6 2.9 9.0 3.13
2012 28 -0.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 5 7 .417 3.91 4.17 18 18 0 0 0 0 103.2 90 48 45 15 32 0 96 4 0 1 424 1.177 7.8 1.3 2.8 8.3 3.00
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 29 3.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA CHC 1 1 .500 1.17 1.17 4 4 0 0 0 0 15.1 10 2 2 0 4 0 11 1 0 0 60 0.913 5.9 0.0 2.3 6.5 2.75
2013 29 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB TEX-CHC 10 6 .625 3.82 4.23 24 24 0 1 0 0 155.1 150 73 66 20 42 3 136 5 0 6 652 1.236 8.7 1.2 2.4 7.9 3.24
2013 29 4.7 Tennessee SOUL AA CHC 0 1 .000 1.50 1.50 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 26 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
2013 29 2.3 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1 0 1.000 0.96 0.96 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.1 6 1 1 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 34 0.643 5.8 0.0 0.0 8.7
2013 29 0.9 CHC NL MLB CHC 6 1 .857 3.17 3.30 11 11 0 0 0 0 71.0 61 26 25 8 20 2 62 4 0 2 293 1.141 7.7 1.0 2.5 7.9 3.10
2013 29 0.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 4 5 .444 4.38 5.02 13 13 0 1 0 0 84.1 89 47 41 12 22 1 74 1 0 4 359 1.316 9.5 1.3 2.3 7.9 3.36
2014 30 1.5 MIL NL MLB MIL 8 8 .500 3.64 4.24 27 27 0 1 1 0 163.1 143 77 66 12 50 2 126 4 1 3 680 1.182 7.9 0.7 2.8 6.9 2.52
2015 31 2.6 MIL NL MLB MIL 6 14 .300 5.63 6.17 26 25 1 0 0 0 148.2 176 102 93 23 57 3 104 2 0 7 666 1.567 10.7 1.4 3.5 6.3 1.82
2016 32 10.2 Wisconsin MIDW A MIL 0 2 .000 4.76 5.56 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.1 13 7 6 1 1 0 10 1 0 1 46 1.235 10.3 0.8 0.8 7.9 10.00
2016 32 3.9 MIL NL MLB MIL 1 4 .200 5.94 6.94 7 7 0 0 0 0 36.1 51 28 24 4 13 1 22 2 0 2 172 1.761 12.6 1.0 3.2 5.4 1.69
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 82 93 .469 4.04 4.50 254 250 3 10 4 1 1530.2 1494 765 687 174 513 22 1253 48 5 48 6520 1.311 8.8 1.0 3.0 7.4 2.44
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 23 17 .575 2.94 3.56 61 61 0 3 1 0 333.2 278 132 109 20 92 0 363 20 0 13 1371 1.109 7.5 0.5 2.5 9.8 3.95
All Levels (12 Seasons) 105 110 .488 3.84 4.33 315 311 3 13 5 1 1864.1 1772 897 796 194 605 22 1616 68 5 61 7891 1.275 8.6 0.9 2.9 7.8 2.67
A (2 seasons) Minors 3 5 .375 3.74 4.14 13 13 0 0 0 0 67.1 66 31 28 6 16 0 74 5 0 2 281 1.218 8.8 0.8 2.1 9.9 4.63
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 5 1 .833 2.06 3.19 9 9 0 0 0 0 48.0 35 17 11 3 14 0 57 2 0 0 197 1.021 6.6 0.6 2.6 10.7 4.07
AA (2 seasons) Minors 6 3 .667 2.42 3.27 12 12 0 0 0 0 63.1 44 23 17 2 18 0 70 3 0 3 254 0.979 6.3 0.3 2.6 9.9 3.89
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 8 7 .533 2.99 3.39 23 23 0 3 1 0 135.1 119 51 45 6 38 0 137 9 0 6 561 1.160 7.9 0.4 2.5 9.1 3.61

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2005 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 21 0.6 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 21 -0.9 Beloit MIDW A MIN 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-A+ MIN 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 -1.0 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 -3.0 New Britain EL AA MIN 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 -5.3 Rochester IL AAA MIN 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 -7.1 MIN AL MLB MIN 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 -4.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 -6.2 MIN AL MLB MIN 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008 24 1.1 Vero Beach FLOR A+ TBR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 -4.9 TBR AL MLB TBR 30 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 1 0 0
2009 25 -4.0 TBR AL MLB TBR 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 26 -3.0 TBR AL MLB TBR 33 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2011 27 -1.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 31 71 64 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 42 .094 .121 .094 .215 6 1 1 5 0 0
2012 28 -0.4 CHC NL MLB CHC 18 34 30 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 .067 .067 .100 .167 3 0 0 4 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 29 3.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA CHC 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CHC-TEX 24 20 18 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .222 .263 .278 .541 5 0 1 1 0 0
2013 29 4.8 Tennessee SOUL AA CHC 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 2.1 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 0.7 CHC NL MLB CHC 11 20 18 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .222 .263 .278 .541 5 0 1 1 0 0
2013 29 0.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 1.8 MIL NL MLB MIL 27 57 49 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 .061 .080 .082 .162 4 0 0 7 0 0
2015 31 2.8 MIL NL MLB MIL 26 47 39 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 21 .077 .100 .077 .177 3 0 0 7 0 0
2016 32 3.6 MIL NL MLB MIL 7 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .100 .200 1 0 0 2 0 0
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 254 256 221 5 19 3 0 0 3 0 1 4 131 .086 .110 .100 .210 22 1 2 29 0 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 58 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) 312 259 224 5 19 3 0 0 3 0 1 4 133 .085 .109 .098 .207 22 1 2 29 0 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2005 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk MIN P 14 14 75.2 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.43 0.86 2 5 71%
2005 21 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN P 4 4 19.2 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.83 1.00 0 2 100%
2005 21 Beloit MIDW A MIN P 10 10 56.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.80 2 3 60%
2006 22 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA MIN P 23 23 135.2 27 13 11 3 1 .889 1.59 1.04 5 10 67%
2006 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN P 8 8 44.1 11 6 3 2 1 .818 1.83 1.13 3 2 40%
2006 22 New Britain EL AA MIN P 10 10 57.1 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 1.10 0.70 1 3 75%
2006 22 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 5 5 34.0 9 3 5 1 0 .889 2.12 1.60 1 5 83%
2006 22 MIN AL MLB MIN P 10 50.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.08 0.60
2007 23 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 16 16 92.0 18 5 11 2 0 .889 1.57 1.00 4 3 43%
2007 23 MIN AL MLB MIN P 16 83.0 13 1 10 2 0 .846 1.19 0.69
2008 24 Vero Beach FLOR A+ TBR P 1 1 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0
2008 24 TBR AL MLB TBR P 30 185.0 27 14 11 2 0 .926 1.22 0.83
2009 25 TBR AL MLB TBR P 32 203.0 22 10 11 1 1 .955 0.93 0.66
2010 26 TBR AL MLB TBR P 33 205.0 24 10 13 1 0 .958 1.01 0.70
2011 27 CHC NL MLB CHC P 31 198.0 33 10 16 7 1 .788 1.18 0.84
2012 28 CHC NL MLB CHC P 18 104.0 19 4 12 3 0 .842 1.38 0.89
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2013 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA CHC P 4 4 15.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.76 0.75 2 0 0%
2013 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB TEX-CHC P 24 155.0 26 13 11 2 0 .923 1.39 1.00
2013 29 Tennessee SOUL AA CHC P 2 2 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 2 0 0%
2013 29 Iowa PCL AAA CHC P 2 2 9.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.96 0.50 0 0
2013 29 CHC NL MLB CHC P 11 71.0 10 6 4 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.91
2013 29 TEX AL MLB TEX P 13 84.0 16 7 7 2 0 .875 1.50 1.08
2014 30 MIL NL MLB MIL P 27 163.1 29 11 15 3 0 .897 1.43 0.96
2015 31 MIL NL MLB MIL P 26 148.2 26 9 16 1 0 .962 1.51 0.96
2016 32 Wisconsin MIDW A MIL P 3 3 11.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.79 0.33
2016 32 MIL NL MLB MIL P 7 7 36.1 5 2 1 2 0 .600 0.74 0.43
MLB (11 seasons) MLB P 254 7 1531.1 230 89 117 24 2 .896 1.21 0.81
Minors (6 seasons) Minors P 61 61 333.2 61 23 33 5 1 .918 1.51 0.92 13 18 58%
All Levels (12 Seasons) P 315 68 1865.0 291 112 150 29 3 .900 1.26 0.83 13 18 58%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2005 21 Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Rk 2005-06-24 2005-07-10
2005 21 Beloit Snappers Midwest League A 2005-07-17 2005-09-04
2006 22 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ 2006-04-06 2006-05-13
2006 22 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2006-05-18 2006-07-05
2006 22 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2006-07-15 2006-08-04
2006 22 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2006-08-11 2006-09-30
2007 23 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2007-04-07 2007-06-26
2007 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2007-07-02 2007-09-30
2008 24 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB 1 2008-04-02 2008-09-27
2008 24 Vero Beach Devil Rays Florida State League A+ 2008-04-20 2008-04-20
2009 25 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB 1 2009-04-09 2009-10-01
2010 26 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB 1 2010-04-07 2010-09-30
2011 27 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 2011-04-03 2011-09-27
2012 28 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 2012-04-07 2012-07-21
2013 29 Tennessee Smokies Southern League AA 2013-05-01 2013-05-11
2013 29 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA 2013-05-06 2013-05-16
2013 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 2013-05-21 2013-07-13
2013 29 Texas Rangers American League MLB 2 2013-07-24 2013-09-26
2014 30 Milwaukee Brewers National League MLB 1 2014-04-02 2014-09-20
2015 31 Milwaukee Brewers National League MLB 1 2015-04-07 2015-09-05
2016 32 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League A 2016-05-31 2016-06-09
2016 32 Milwaukee Brewers National League MLB 1 2016-06-14 2016-07-21

Sabr ID: 337313f5

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