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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that five teams have "checked in" on free right-hander Mat Latos.

The five teams in question would be the Pirates, Orioles, Brewers, Rays and Royals. Per Crasnick, Latos is likely looking for a short-term offer in the hopes that he might rebuild his pitching profile after a tough 2015 campaign that saw him pitch to a 4.95 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 116 1/3 innings between the Marlins, Dodgers and Angels.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are interested in Mat Latos.

Keep lining up those reclamation projects. Latos had a rough 4.95 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 116 1/3 innings this summer between the Marlins, Dodgers, and Angels, but Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage specializes in breathing new life into struggling pitchers. Latos has seemingly been around forever, but he's only 28 years old. It's worth a try on a low-base-salary, incentives-driven one-year contract.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Angels signed RHP Mat Latos to a one-year contract.

The Angels are desperate for pitching help with Jered Weaver's (shoulder) and Matt Shoemaker's (forearm) statuses up in the air and Huston Street (groin) and Joe Smith (ankle) done for the regular season. It's unclear at this point if Latos might start in Weaver's place or if he'll just help out in relief. He's posted a 4.95 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 112 2/3 innings for the Marlins and Dodgers this season. Latos will not be eligible for the postseason roster should the Halos qualify.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Dodgers released RHP Mat Latos.

Latos had been designated for assignment on September 17 and it appears as though the club couldn't find a trade partner. Set to hit the open market after the season, it's likely that Latos will simply shut it down as opposed to trying to latch on elsewhere for the season's final week.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 09:27:00 AM

Dodgers designated RHP Mat Latos for assignment.

To stay that Latos wasn't the impact addition that the Dodgers hoped to acquire at the trade deadline would be an understatement. The veteran hurler went 0-3 with a 6.66 ERA and 1.52 WHIP before getting demoted to the bullpen and now cut. He could attract interest elsewhere for the league minimum.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 09:04:00 PM

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