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Tyler Matzek | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Tyler Matzek has been sent home to take a mental break as he battles control issues.
The Rockies already held him out of games for a bit last month so he could work on his mechanics, but now they're shutting him down altogether. Matzek walked 19 over 22 frames with the big club before being sent down and has issued a whopping 15 free passes and hit two batters over 3 1/3 minor league innings. "We still believe he's going to be a top-of-the-rotation-type guy, and we're trying to get him back here," manager Walt Weiss said. Jun 29 - 11:01 PM

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Tyler Matzek will be held out of action for Triple-A Albuquerque indefinitely while he works on his mechanics.

Matzek allowed seven runs and walked seven batters in one inning of work in his lone start for Albuquerque after being sent down. "We're taking him out of competition for a bit," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He needs to work on some things." Control problems are nothing new for Matzek, although he appeared to turn a corner in 2014. Obviously he's regressed in 2015, walking 19 over 22 frames with the big club before his erratic Triple-A outing.
May 18 - 7:08 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Tyler Matzek to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Matzek certainly isn't the only member of the Rockies' rotation that's struggling right now, but he's arguably been their worst starter so far, posting a 4.09 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and ugly 15/19 K/BB ratio over 22 innings. It's not clear at this point who will replace him in the rotation, but Christian Bergman would seem to be the obvious candidate.
May 8 - 5:10 PM

Tyler Matzek allowed four earned runs in two innings Wednesday as the Rockies dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

Matzek was originally expected to pitch Monday, but back-to-back rainouts pushed him into an odd Wednesday afternoon start. And he did not look sharp, yielding six walks and three hits en route to his first loss of the 2015 season. The 24-year-old left-hander is now 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 22 innings.
May 6 - 6:50 PM

Monday's game between the Diamondbacks and Rockies has been postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been announced. Scheduled starters Josh Collmenter and Tyler Matzek will be pushed back a day.
May 4 - 11:16 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss expects Tyler Matzek (hamstring) to make his next start.

Matzek had to leave Monday's start against the Diamondbacks after five innings due to a left hamstring cramp, but the Rockies don't expect it to be a long-term issue. The southpaw owns a 2.70 ERA across his first four starts this season, but he has an underwhelming 13/13 K/BB ratio in 20 innings.
Apr 28 - 12:18 PM

Tyler Matzek improved to 2-0 after limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings on Monday.

Matzek had to leave after five frames due to a left hamstring cramp. Over his five innings, he worked around five hits and three walks, yielding the only two runs in his fifth and final inning. He struck out three on the evening. The lefty hasn't pitched deep into games, but sports a 2.70 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and a 13/13 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. If Matzek's hamstring problem isn't serious, he'll match up with the Padres at Petco Park next.
Apr 28 - 1:28 AM

Tyler Matzek had to leave Monday's outing versus the Diamondbacks with a left hamstring cramp.

It's probably the best-case scenario, as a cramp isn't nearly as bad as a strain. Consider Matzek day-to-day.
Apr 28 - 12:04 AM

Tyler Matzek exited Monday's start against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

Matzek signaled for the Rockies' trainer to come to the mound after he delivered his first pitch of the sixth inning and then eventually walked off the field. He appeared to be favoring his leg, but we'll have to wait and see what the Rockies say about the injury. Matzek allowed two runs over five frames before exiting.
Apr 27 - 11:50 PM

Tyler Matzek walked six batters over five decisions in a no-decision as the Rockies lost to the Padres on Tuesday.

Considering how often walks come back to haunt, Matzek was lucky to allow just the two runs. He also scattered four hits while striking out three. Tuesday's control problems aside, Matzek has had good results, sporting a 2.40 ERA. He'll try to pick up his second win of the season when he takes on the Giants at home next.
Apr 21 - 11:57 PM

Tyler Matzek fired six innings of one-run ball in a Wednesday victory against the Giants.

He struck out three, walked one and yielded five hits. No, NL-only owners, we aren't going to scold your perked ears; there may be fantasy value to be extracted, here. The former 11th overall pick was a long-time disappointment in the minors, but quietly put up a 1.69 ERA in four September starts for the Rockies to finish last season with a solid 4.05 ERA over 20 appearances (19 starts) overall. We guarantee nothing, but if you have an open NL-only roster spot and want to speculate, we give you permission. Matzek gets the Padres next.
Apr 16 - 1:08 AM

Tyler Matzek pitched decently in his season debut against the Cubs on Friday, but was unable to make it through five innings to earn a victory.

Matzek allowed just one run on four hits over his four innings, but he also issued three walks which played a role in his elevated pitch count and early exit. He's nothing more than an NL-only option at this point for Wednesday's matchup against the Giants in San Francisco.
Apr 10 - 8:01 PM

Tyler Matzek wasn't at his best in Tuesday's Cactus League tuneup against the Giants, allowing two runs on four hits over his four frames.

The 24-year-old hurler walked a pair and struck out two in the contest. Despite his 6.00 ERA this spring, he has already secured a spot in the Rockies' Opening Day rotation. While he's difficult to trust at home, he'll provide NL-only value when skimming his road starts.
Mar 31 - 9:49 PM

Tyler Matzek gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings in Wednesday's start versus the Padres.

Matzek allowed both runs in the third inning. He gave up three hits and a walk while striking out three overall. The 24-year-old, who posted a 4.05 ERA with a 91/44 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings in his rookie season in 2014, should grab the final spot in the Rockies' rotation.
Mar 18 - 7:21 PM

Tyler Matzek was brilliant in Friday's Cactus League start against the White Sox, allowing just one hit and a walk over three shutout innings.

Matzek racked up three strikeouts on the afternoon. The 24-year-old acclimated himself well to the big leagues in 2014, compiling a 4.05 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 91/44 K/BB ratio over 117 2/3 innings. He showed high strikeout potential in the minors and could be primed for a big step forward in 2015, though pitching half of his games at Coors Field limits his upside.
Mar 13 - 9:34 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Dustin Garneau
3Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
3Matt McBride
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
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PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5Yohan Flande
6Jon Gray
7Jordan Lyles
8Tyler Chatwood
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Scott Oberg
4Christian Friedrich
5Christian Bergman
6Gonzalez Germen
7Jairo Diaz
8Simon Castro
9Jason Gurka
10Adam Ottavino