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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Mat Latos was saddled with the loss on Saturday after allowing two runs over five innings to the Mets.
This was Latos' most routine start of the year. In his first outing, the Braves rocked him for seven runs in the first inning, and in his second outing, Mother Nature handed him a 40-minute rain delay after four frames, from which Latos did not return. On Saturday, he finally managed to make it past the fourth inning. Latos struck out five, walked one and scattered six hits against the Mets. Other than a Juan Lagares RBI single in the second inning and a Travis d'Arnaurd solo home run in the third, Latos pitched cleanly. This was definitely a step in the right direction for the pitcher, who spoke of mechanical issues in the spring. Until he's able to show some kind of consistency, though, it might be best to avoid him in mixed leagues. He'll look to continue on the uptrend when he faces the Nationals in his next start. Apr 18 - 10:26 PM

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Mat Latos took the loss on Monday, allowing three runs (two earned) in four innings versus the Braves.

Latos' night was interrupted by rain, which was unfortunate for the right-hander. He allowed one run in the fourth inning on a wild pitch, then sat down for 40 minutes. He came back out for the fifth inning after a 40-minute delay, gave up a single and a double, and then was replaced by reliever Sam Dyson, who gave up consecutive RBI singles. Latos, overall, yielded five hits and three walks while striking out five. It's hard to start a season off any worse than Latos has. He'll try to turn things around in his next start against the Mets at Citi Field.
Apr 14 - 12:07 AM

Mat Latos couldn't escape the first inning in his Marlins debut Tuesday, allowing seven runs over 2/3 of an inning in a loss to the Braves.

It certainly wasn't what Latos or the Marlins envisioned for the right-hander, whom they acquired from the Reds over the offseason. Latos allowed six hits and walked two, failing to strike out a batter before exiting. Latos is a solid bet to improve on his 94.50 ERA and 12.00 WHIP going forward, and he'll have another shot at the Braves when the two sides meet Monday in Atlanta.
Apr 7 - 10:40 PM

Mat Latos bounced back from Monday's shelling to hold the Astros to one run in 5 1/3 innings Saturday.

Latos allowed six hits, walked two and struck out three, so it wasn't exactly a dominant outing. Still, it was better than giving up nine runs in three innings, like he did against the Mets. We'd be a bit nervous about playing him in mixed leagues early on.
Mar 28 - 5:00 PM

Mat Latos was torched for nine runs in three innings by the Mets on Monday.

"Struggling to find my mechanics, my balance, my release point," Latos said afterwards. "Everything was terrible. No other way to put it… I was destined to have a [bad] outing. I just didn’t know it was going to be one like that. That was borderline embarrassing. We’ll see if we can figure it out." With his velocity still down, we're not expecting anything close to greatness from Latos this season. He could still be a solid starter for the Marlins, but he's not someone to target in fantasy leagues.
Source: SunSentinel
Mar 23 - 4:21 PM

Mat Latos surrendered two runs and two hits in four innings Wednesday versus the Nationals.

It doesn't sound like Latos's velocity has bounced back following last year's decline, but that wouldn't necessarily prevent him from being an effective starter for the Marlins; it'd just leave him without his previous upside.
Mar 18 - 4:24 PM

Matt Latos blanked the Cardinals for three innings as the Marlins won 6-3 in his spring debut Friday.

Latos pitched a simulated game earlier this week, as the Marlins didn't want him having to field his position because he was a "little banged up." We don't have particularly high expectations for him this year after his elbow injury and velocity drop last season. He didn't look bad today, but there were no velocity readings available during the broadcast.
Mar 13 - 4:55 PM

Mat Latos will pitch in a simulated game against minor leaguers on Monday instead of making his first Grapefruit League start

The reason, Marlins manager Mike Redmond says, is because Latos is a "little banged up." It's worrisome after last year's knee and elbow issues, though Redmond insists Latos is not experiencing any arm problems and has not missed a bullpen session this spring. "We just want to make sure he eases into it and make sure he's healthy for the season -- coming off his knee last year," Redmond said. "He's fine. We're just being cautious with him and let him get back on the mound, control how many hitters and how many pitches he throws. He's getting all his work in."
Source: Miami Herald
Mar 8 - 11:07 AM

Marlins RHP Mat Latos has been awarded $9.4 million through arbitration.

Latos wanted $10.4 million, but the arbiter sided with the club. That's obviously still a nice chunk of change for the 27-year-old right-hander, who is in his final year of arbitration-eligibility and can become a free agent for the first time after the 2015 season. Latos posted a 3.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 74/26 K/BB ratio in 102 1/3 innings last year for the Reds. He has great fantasy potential in pitcher-friendly Miami.
Feb 5 - 11:17 AM

Mat Latos requested $10.4 million and was offered $9.4 million from the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged. projected Latos to earn just $8.4 million through arbitration, so it looks like he'll make out nicely regardless of which side comes out on top here. He was limited to just 16 starts in 2014, but still posted a solid 3.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 74/26 K/BB ratio over his 102 1/3 innings.
Jan 17 - 12:36 AM

Marlins acquired RHP Mat Latos from the Reds for RHP Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach.

Latos is due to become a free agent after the 2015 season, but he should be an excellent rental property for the Fish. The 27-year-old right-hander owns a 3.27 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 8.2 K/9 in 901 1/3 innings since the beginning of the 2010 season. He should take on even more fantasy value now that he'll be making half his starts at pitcher-friendly Marlins Park as opposed to the very-hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Mat Latos has been traded to the Marlins, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Anthony DeSclafani, a right-handed starter, and Chad Wallach, a 23-year-old catching prospect, will be heading to Cincinnati in return. The Reds have also dealt Alfredo Simon to the Tigers, so it appears the rebuild is underway. Latos, 27, had a terrific 3.31 ERA in 522 1/3 innings with the Reds, making half his starts at the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park. He should flourish in Miami if his health cooperates.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:52:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Marlins and Reds are making progress on a Mat Latos trade.

But no deal is close yet and the Reds could be trying to drive other teams into the bidding with the leak of this story. Latos, 27, owns an outstanding 3.27 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 8.2 K/9 in 901 1/3 innings since the beginning of the 2010 season. He can become a free agent next winter.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Reds are willing to discuss trading Mat Latos and Mike Leake.

But they're unlikely to deal Johnny Cueto, so Passan's report essentially is just backing up a previous report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Cincinnati will also surely listen on Alfredo Simon, though it remains to be seen how much of a market there would be for him. All four pitchers are slated for free agency following the 2015 season.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Mat Latos had stem cell surgery on his right elbow recently in an effort to regrow some tissue and cartilage.

Latos, who revealed the news about the surgery Tuesday in an interview on SiriusXM, said the operation was needed because of his previous surgery last offseason to remove bone chips. It's not clear at this point how long his rehab will take, but Latos should be fine for spring training. He's a trade candidate this winter.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:20:00 PM

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C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
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2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
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3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
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RF1Giancarlo Stanton
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S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Fernandez
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R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
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4Bryan Morris
5Sam Dyson
6Brad Hand
7Jose Urena
8Aaron Crow