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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mat Latos picked up his fifth win with a 10-strikeout performance in Wednesday's start against the Cubs.
Latos reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season, vastly eclipsing his previous season-high of seven. He did run into some trouble early, allowing second-inning solo home runs to Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler. Overall, he gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk. He'll take a 3.15 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 67/24 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore. Aug 27 - 10:43 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mat Latos and Mike Leake went on revocable waivers Tuesday.

Rosenthal notes that both are "likely to be claimed," but "neither figures to be traded." It was Rosenthal over the weekend who noted that the Reds are likely to trade at least one starter over the offseason, and he reiterated that point Wednesday. He's said that Latos is "perhaps the most likely" of the Reds' starters to be dealt. Latos, Leake, Cueto and Alfredo Simon are all under team control for just one more season.
Aug 27 - 10:11 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal thinks that Mat Latos is "perhaps the most likely" of the Reds' starters to be traded over the offseason.

Rosenthal notes that Latos, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon are all under team control for just one more season, and the club might trade "at least one of them" over the winter. Cincy's preference would surely be to ink Cueto to a long-term extension, though he'll likely cost quite a bit more than Homer Bailey ($105 million). Rosenthal adds that none of the Reds' starters have been placed on waivers yet and that a deal involving them in August is unlikely.
Aug 24 - 10:32 AM

Mat Latos pitched six innings on Friday, allowing one run to the Braves.

Latos gave up nine hits in his six innings of work, but he only walked two batters and was able to dance out of trouble when necessary. The lone run against Latos came on a Tommy La Stella RBI groundout. On the season, Latos holds a 2.99 ERA and a nice 1.08 WHIP. He'll face the Cubs in his next start.
Aug 23 - 12:33 AM

Mat Latos got a no-decision, allowing three runs in five innings as the Reds were victims of the Rockies' 10-9 walk-off victory in the first game of Sunday's double-header.

The Rockies got to Latos early, scoring twice in the first and once more in the second. Latos was able to correct himself over his final three innings. Overall, he allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out seven. The right-hander now owns a 3.10 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 54/21 K/BB ratio. He'll go up against the Braves at home on Friday next.
Aug 17 - 8:52 PM

Mat Latos was saddled with a tough-luck no-decision after holding the Red Sox to one run over seven innings, as the Reds surrendered their lead late and lost on Tuesday.

Latos has now gone at least seven innings in all three August starts. Against the Red Sox, he yielded only five hits and a walk while striking out five. He was in line for the win until Jonathan Broxton gave up a go-ahead two-run home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the eighth inning. Latos will take a 2.95 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 47/18 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Aug 12 - 11:08 PM

Mat Latos pitched 7 2/3 innings and allowed three runs Wednesday in the Reds' 8-3 defeat of the Indians.

Latos doesn't look like the pitcher of 2012 and 2013, but he's been just as successful so far, even with is strikeout rate down. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five tonight. He'll face the Red Sox at home next time out.
Aug 6 - 11:11 PM

Mat Latos allowed only one run over seven innings against the Marlins on Friday.

Latos struck out five, walked four and surrendered five hits. The lone Marlin run off Latos was knocked in on a Jordany Valdespin RBI single in the fifth. That's two starts in a row in which Latos has walked four, but his ERA still sits at a nice 3.07. He'll take on the Indians and try to improve on this one.
Aug 1 - 10:41 PM

The Reds have dangled Mat Latos in trade discussions, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.

Cincinnati isn't buying this season, and they may decide to sell -- perhaps even their ace. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has seen the attractive packages front-line starters Jeff Samardzija and Jon Lester have garnered and may want in on the action. Latos has a 3.31 ERA in eight starts this year after missing the first two and a half months with injury.
Jul 31 - 1:56 PM

Mat Latos gave up five runs -- four earned -- in seven innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

There's been no public concern expressed for Latos' elbow of late, but one imagines that the Reds would have had him start one of their first couple of games after the break if they hadn't believed he'd benefit from the extra rest. As is, he's had a couple of pretty mediocre starts his last two times out after three very strong outings previously. He's far from a sure thing in the second half.
Jul 21 - 11:42 PM

Mat Latos limited the Brewers to two runs over eight innings Sunday to earn his second win.

Latos was sharp, yielding only four hits and one walk while fanning three. He's now 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 18/5 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings since joining the Reds' rotation on June 14. The right-hander will take on the Cubs at home next time out.
Jul 6 - 3:56 PM

Mat Latos was slapped with a hard-luck loss versus his former team on Monday, yielding only one run on one hit over seven innings in a 1-0 setback in San Diego.

Latos punched out four and walked one in his fourth start of the season. Latos, who was employed between 2009-11 in San Diego, matched a season-high of seven innings pitched. He is still working on his velocity, but that will come, as will an increase in strikeouts. The Reds, 6-0-1 in their past seven series, saw their five-game winning streak snapped. Latos (1-1, 2.45 ERA) hosts Milwaukee this weekend.
Jul 1 - 1:00 AM

Mat Latos earned his first win of the season, yielding only one run over seven innings as the Reds topped the Cubs on Wednesday.

It was vintage Latos on Wednesday, his third start of the season. The right-hander surrendered only five hits without issuing a walk while striking out five on the evening. Latos will bring a 2.89 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and an 11/3 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings into next week's start against the Padres at Petco Park.
Jun 25 - 11:00 PM

Mat Latos gave up five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Latos was given a huge lead early on in the game, but he let the Blue Jays back into the game by giving up nine hits (including a three-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion) and three walks before being pulled in the sixth inning. He was actually in line for the win before the bullpen blew the lead in the eighth. Latos struck out two in the no-decision and will look for better results in a tasty matchup against the Cubs next week in Chicago.
Jun 20 - 11:59 PM

Mat Latos tossed six shutout innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

It was his first start of the 2014 season and he looked flat-out dominant, yielding only two hits and striking out four batters without issuing a walk. He was pulled at 87 pitches as a precautionary measure and the Cincinnati bullpen coughed up the lead. Latos will try to notch his first win of the season next week against the Blue Jays. He'll be a must-start fantasy pitcher the rest of the way.
Jun 14 - 10:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Manny Parra
4Sam LeCure
5Jumbo Diaz
6Logan Ondrusek
7Pedro Villarreal
8Trevor Bell
9Sean Marshall