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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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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

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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

Making his Cactus League and White Sox debut, Mat Latos was lit up for seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday by the Giants.

Latos had a mostly clean first inning and worked around some threats in the second, but the Giants scored runs on sacrifice flies in the third and fourth and then went on an offensive tear in what wound up as a five-run top of the fifth. Latos yielded 11 hits in all, including two home runs. Not the best first showing in a White Sox uniform, and he will probably need some better results next time out to fully secure his Opening Day rotation spot.
Mar 22 - 7:23 PM

Mat Latos isn't expected to make his Cactus League debut until around March 19.

The reason why isn't entirely clear, but rest assured, White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper has a plan for him. "He seems fine," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura. "This has nothing to do with physically he has to stay back (at camp and throw batting practice). Coop has reasons for doing this." Latos posted a 4.95 ERA between three teams last season and has developed a poor reputation around the game, so he had to settle for a one-year, $3 million deal last month. He's the favorite for the fifth spot in Chicago's rotation, though Jacob Turner has impressed so far this spring.
Mar 7 - 9:50 PM

White Sox signed RHP Mat Latos to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Latos is coming off a 2015 campaign that saw him bounce around with three different teams and post a 4.95 ERA. He's also not throwing as hard as he used to and has drawn criticism for being a poor clubhouse presence. That said, there's little risk in a $3 million investment and the White Sox were lacking rotation depth. He'll push Erik Johnson either to the bullpen or Triple-A.
Feb 9 - 4:15 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the White Sox have signed free agent right-hander Mat Latos.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that it's a one-year, $3 million contract and the deal doesn't include incentives. Latos is coming off an inconsistent season where he posted a 4.95 ERA and 100/32 K/BB ratio over 116 1/3 innings between the Marlins, Dodgers, and Angels, but he's a fine gamble at these terms. He'll give Chicago some rotation depth on the cheap, but U.S. Cellular Field isn't the ideal environment for fantasy purposes.
Feb 9 - 1:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
2Jerry Sands
DH1Avisail Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3Carlos Rodon
4Mat Latos
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Erik Johnson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Matt Purke
10Tommy Kahnle