Steven Matz Dealing With Blister

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Steven Matz is dealing with a blister on his throwing hand, although he is not expected to miss any starts. He says he feels comfortable enough with the blister so he will not need a stint on the IL.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Steven Matz to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 4.37 projected fantasy points puts him at #73 behind Collin McHugh and ahead of Max Fried. He has averaged -0.06 fantasy points in his past 60 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 0.91 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#84) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 77%, he is the #65 most highly owned starting pitcher. Steven Matz is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #67 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#71 Caleb Smith (87% OWN)4.5 FP, 0.89 per game108 FP, 38 gp, 2.8 per game (#18)
#72 Collin McHugh (17% OWN)4.4 FP, 2.01 per game64 FP, 58 gp, 1.11 per game (#57)
#73 Steven Matz (77% OWN)4.4 FP, 0.91 per game64 FP, 58 gp, 1.11 per game (#57)
#74 Max Fried (94% OWN)4.4 FP, 0.91 per game64 FP, 58 gp, 1.11 per game (#57)
#75 Ross Stripling (39% OWN)4.3 FP, 1.08 per game56 FP, 33 gp, 1.7 per game (#49)

WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Steven Matz is projected for 0.65 fantasy points in 2 games in week 24 which ranks him as the #78 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Logan Webb but behind Eduardo Rodriguez. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#84). He is projected for 0.41 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#76 Miles Mikolas (88% OWN)0.76 FP (63% ST)0.78 FP
#77 Eduardo Rodriguez (96% OWN)0.73 FP (61% ST)0.99 FP
#78 Steven Matz (77% OWN)0.65 FP (40% ST)0.91 FP
#79 Logan Webb (15% OWN)0.6 FP (6% ST)0.82 FP
#80 Ariel Jurado (15% OWN)0.59 FP (7% ST)-0.8 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#82 Jaime Barria (8% OWN)0.56 FP (2% ST)-0.65 FP
#83 Adam Plutko (46% OWN)0.47 FP (27% ST)0.69 FP
#84 Steven Matz (77% OWN)0.41 FP (40% ST)0.91 FP
#85 Alex Young (42% OWN)0.4 FP (24% ST)1.83 FP
#86 Noah Syndergaard (97% OWN)0.36 FP (87% ST)2.35 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

STEVEN MATZFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20194.41.61.525247.4
-- Per Game (5 Proj)0.910.330.305.35.01.5
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.650.330.285.05.41.7
9/9 to 9/15 (2 Games)0.410.290.355.25.11.5
2019 Season20.79813412839
-- Per Game (30 GP)0.690.300.274.54.31.3
2018 to 2019-3.57141928528097
-- Per Game (60 GP)-0.060.230.324.74.71.6