Phil Maton

Phil Maton

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Houston Astros
Out
Injury Hand
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Phil Maton in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Astros in March of 2022.
Out with fractured hand
PHouston Astros
Hand
October 11, 2022
Maton will miss the postseason after undergoing surgery on a broken right hand, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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The injury was self-inflicted, as it occurred after Maton punched his locker following a poor outing to close the regular season last Wednesday against the Phillies. Maton wasn't one of Houston's highest-leverage options this season, but the Astros still would have preferred having him and his 3.84 ERA available out of the bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Phil Maton generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Phil Maton generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .244 320 76 28 68 18 1 9
Since 2020vs Right .253 352 113 34 77 15 4 8
2022vs Left .242 138 26 13 29 8 0 5
2022vs Right .232 143 47 11 29 2 1 5
2021vs Left .233 134 33 12 27 9 1 3
2021vs Right .268 163 52 20 37 12 1 3
2020vs Left .279 48 17 3 12 1 0 1
2020vs Right .268 46 14 3 11 1 2 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-6%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.19 1.22 77.1 5 2 0 11.1 3.0 1.0
Since 2020Away 4.46 1.47 76.2 4 3 0 11.2 4.2 0.9
2022Home 3.21 0.95 33.2 0 1 0 11.2 2.1 1.3
2022Away 4.50 1.56 32.0 0 1 0 8.7 4.5 1.4
2021Home 4.68 1.47 32.2 3 0 0 11.0 4.4 0.8
2021Away 4.76 1.41 34.0 3 0 0 11.9 4.2 0.8
2020Home 5.73 1.27 11.0 2 1 0 10.6 1.6 0.8
2020Away 3.38 1.41 10.2 1 2 0 16.0 3.4 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Phil Maton compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.04
 
K/9
10.0
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
90.9 mph
 
ERA
3.84
 
WHIP
1.25
 
BABIP
.300
 
GB/FB
1.16
 
Left On Base
70.6%
 
Exit Velocity
78.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.2%
 
Spin Rate
2685 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.2%
 
Swinging Strike
14.3%
 
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Cleveland acquired Maton's services from San Diego in July of 2019 in exchange for international bonus pool allotments. His 2020 season appears underwhelming at a glance, but below the surface Maton looks like a potential stud reliever in the making. The right-hander struck out exactly one-third of the 96 batters he faced, with his four-seamer, cutter and curveball all registering whiff rates north of 32%, per Statcast. While they should not be taken as gospel, the estimators all agree Maton deserved an ERA of 3.00 or lower. His velocity is not overpowering, but regardless Maton gets enough strikeouts to profile as a late-inning arm for Cleveland. James Karinchak looks like a shoo-in at closer. If that does not work out for whatever reason, Maton may even be considered for the ninth.
Outside of a 5.5-week stretch on the disabled list with a lat strain, Maton spent most of last season in the big leagues, tossing 47.1 innings with a 4.37 ERA. He struck batters out at a 25.7% clip, but his walk rate was high at 10.8%. Maton benefited from good luck in some areas (5.6% HR/FB) while being hit with bad luck in others (.359 BABIP). Taken altogether, he looks to be a capable but not particularly fantasy-relevant middle reliever. His fastball is notable for having a very high spin rate, but it averaged just 91.8 mph and has been squared up easily enough in his first two major-league seasons. Maton has already exceeded expectations for a 597th overall pick, but the Padres now have a large number of more interesting bullpen arms who popped up last season, so the odds of him ending up in a high-leverage role this season are low.
Through Maton's first 10 appearances out of the Padres' bullpen, he looked the part of a future high-leverage arm. His high-spin 93-mph heater carried him to 11 strikeouts, zero walks and zero runs allowed over 8.1 innings. Then he came crashing back to earth, allowing six runs on two home runs over his next four appearances. He was up and down over the rest of the season, continuing to miss bats at a solid clip while giving up too many home runs. His control is adequate, but his command in the zone was what got him into trouble. Maton's slider isn't a wipeout pitch, but when he is locating his fastball, he can look filthy. The Padres will continue to groom him for a late-inning role, with Brad Hand, who is under control for two more years, taking the saves over the first half of the season. San Diego will look to shop Hand again at the deadline, and if they find a suitor, it could be Maton or Kirby Yates in the ninth inning the rest of the way.
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Works immaculate inning
PHouston Astros
June 16, 2022
Maton struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.
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Reaches deal for upcoming season
PHouston Astros
March 22, 2022
Maton signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Astros on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Earns win in relief
PHouston Astros
October 3, 2021
Maton (6-0) earned the win Saturday against the Athletics by recording one out, allowing one hit and one walk.
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Survives for win
PHouston Astros
September 29, 2021
Maton (5-0) allowed one run on two hits while striking out two over 1.1 innings to earn the win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
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Yields pair of runs in win
PHouston Astros
August 27, 2021
Maton (3-0) allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two in one inning to earn the win Friday versus Texas.
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