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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Broward (FL) CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 11 (0) / SD
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White Sox released RHP Mat Latos.
Latos was designated for assignment by the White Sox on June 9 after allowing 29 earned runs over his final 36 innings with Chicago. He signed a one-year, $3 million free agent deal in February. Latos shouldn't have an issue catching on elsewhere quickly now that he can be had cheaply. Jun 16 - 3:26 PM

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White Sox designated RHP Mat Latos for assignment.

Latos' rough outing Tuesday night against the Nationals was the final straw. He got off to a promising start this season with Chicago, posting a 0.74 ERA over his first four appearances, but the 28-year-old right-hander had allowed 29 earned runs over his last 36 innings. Latos will likely pass through waivers and hit the free agent market. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the White Sox in February.
Jun 9 - 3:38 PM

Mat Latos was clobbered in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, giving up six runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Latos also issued four free passes while striking out one. With Saturday's addition of James Shields, it wasn't the best time for Latos to have such a brutal outing, as he could be the odd-man out in the rotation. He now owns a 4.62 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season. If he stays in the rotation, his next start will come on Sunday against the Royals. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats.
Jun 8 - 12:09 AM

Mat Latos allowed four runs -- two earned -- over five innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Tuesday.

Latos gave up a home run among his four hits allowed, and he also walked three on the evening. The right-hander remains 6-1 with a 4.02 ERA through 10 starts, but he's fallen off after a strong start to the year. His next start will come Tuesday against the Nationals.
May 31 - 10:19 PM

Mat Latos yielded three runs over six innings as the White Sox took the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Indians.

Latos struck out four and walked one. All the damage came via the home run ball, as he gave up a solo shot to Mike Napoli in the second inning before Marlon Byrd took him deep for a two-run blast in the fifth. It was the first time since April 24 that he had allowed fewer than four earned runs while completing at least six innings. While Latos improved to 6-1, he remains a shaky option in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 23 - 8:50 PM

Just as he did last time out, Mat Latos gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Astros.

It was his same line from a loss to the Rangers last week. Oddly enough, Latos' velocity has climbed with his ERA this month. He had a 1.84 mark during April, but he's up to 4.00 now. He's given up 14 runs, 25 hits and nine walks in 15 2/3 innings this month. That he's throwing harder would seem to help his chances of rebounding, but we're not optimistic that he'll be of use in fantasy leagues.
May 18 - 11:49 PM

Mat Latos yielded five earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday as the White Sox fell to the Rangers.

Latos has now struggled in three straight outings after opening the season on fire. He still stands 5-0 because the Rangers didn't take the lead for good on Wednesday until he was out of the game, but the writing is on the wall here. Latos, now with a 3.40 ERA and 1.34 WHIP, is doubtful to hold consistency fantasy relevance throughout the 2016 season.
May 11 - 5:18 PM

Mat Latos improved to 5-0 after allowing four runs over five innings Friday against the Twins.

While Latos is still perfect, it was his second straight shaky outing. He gave up seven hits, including four in a row in the fourth inning. The big blow was a two-run homer by Oswaldo Arcia. Latos walked two and struck out four in the victory. His ERA has increased from 0.74 to 2.62 over his last two starts and we expect it to keep climbing.
May 7 - 12:00 AM

Mat Latos allowed 11 hits and four runs over five innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Orioles.

Things could have been much worse for the right-hander, as both of the home runs he allowed came without men on base. It has been something of a high-wire act for Latos to this point, as he's got a 1.84 ERA and 1.09 WHIP despite not striking out many batters. Strikeouts aren't everything, of course, but relying on batted ball luck will only get you so far. We'll see if Saturday's start was an aberration or a sign of things to come when Latos meets up with the Twins on Friday.
Apr 30 - 11:21 PM

Mat Latos turned in a nice start in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Rangers, yielding just one run on seven hits over six innings.

Latos struck out two and walked two, with only a solo home run by Nomar Mazara in the first inning preventing him from a shutout. After a disappointing 2015 campaign, Latos has been nothing but solid through his first four starts in 2016. He holds a 0.74 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 13/7 K/BB ratio across 24 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander will try to improve to 5-0 when he takes to the mound in a road showdown with the Orioles in his next scheduled start.
Apr 24 - 5:53 PM

Mat Latos pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings to help the White Sox blank the Angels 5-0 on Tuesday.

Latos yielded just two hits while walking three and striking out five. It was the third straight dominant start for the right-hander, who now owns a 0.49 ERA and 0.60 WHIP through three starts. We've seen dominance from Latos before, so this isn't completely out of the blue, but we're talking about the same guy who pitched for three different teams in 2015. Given this season's success, some would argue we're not talking about the same guy. We'll see if this new guy continues to show up Sunday against the Rangers.
Apr 19 - 11:56 PM

Mat Latos moved to 2-0 by limiting the Twins to one run and three hits in six innings Thursday.

The White Sox starters are fattening up on the A's and Twins, perhaps the AL's two weakest links this year. We still have little faith that Latos will prove to be a quality starter this year, but the 0.75 ERA makes for a nice beginning.
Apr 14 - 4:49 PM

Mat Latos limited the A's to one hit over six scoreless innings in winning Thursday in his White Sox debuted.

Latos only occasionally broke 90 mph on the radar gun today, but he had the A's befuddled. We wouldn't want to count on him posting similar results against better offenses. Maybe he's picked up a trick or two, but his arm simply isn't what it was.
Apr 7 - 7:04 PM

Mat Latos surrendered three runs in 4 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Padres.

The White Sox really wanted to see better from Latos tonight, especially with this one taking place in Petco Park rather than a spring training stadium. Latos, though, hasn't had the best of stuff this spring, as his 10.38 ERA illustrates. He's not recommended in AL-only leagues.
Apr 2 - 1:40 AM

Mat Latos was lit up for six runs -- five earned -- over four innings Sunday versus the Giants.

Another rough showing for the well-traveled right-hander, who got hammered for seven earned runs over 4 2/3 innings last Tuesday by the Giants. That was his Cactus League debut. He's probably going to open the 2016 regular season as a member of the White Sox rotation, but there is little to trust here from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 27 - 7:30 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
SS1Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Avisail Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Matt Purke
10Michael Ynoa
11Chris Beck