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Tyler Matzek | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Tyler Matzek earned his third win, allowing two runs over seven innings in Monday's win over the Giants.
Matzek struck out seven and walked two. The lefty allowed eight hits, including a solo homer to Andrew Susac. He came into this game 0-4 with a 7.89 ERA in four August starts, so you can guess why we're hesitant to trust him. Matzek (3-9, 5.14 ERA) travels to Arizona this weekend. Aug 26 - 1:21 AM

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Tyler Matzek took his eighth loss, yielding five runs over six innings on Wednesday against the Padres.

Matzek had the swing-and-miss stuff working -- he struck out nine -- but the Padres, particularly Jedd Gyorko, were otherwise able to square him up with regularity. The lefty allowed eight hits, including home runs to Rymer Liriano and Abraham Almonte, while walking two. Matzek's ERA rises to 5.50, and he has a 1.54 WHIP and a 48/27 K/BB ratio as well. The Royals await him in his next start, which will occur at home next Tuesday.
Aug 13 - 9:56 PM

Tyler Matzek was shelled for eight runs on ten hits on Saturday.

Matzek simply didn't have it. The Tigers scored in every inning he was in the game (actually, they scored in every inning of the game, regardless of pitcher). He allowed ten hits and eight runs. It's hard to single out a particular killing blow here, but we'll go with Miguel Cabrera's third inning, 445-foot home run to dead center. Matzek's ERA climbed to 5.31 after this one, while his record dropped to 2-6.
Aug 2 - 11:38 PM

Tyler Matzek hurled seven innings of shutout ball Saturday to help the Rockies rout the Pirates.

Matzek was backed by an active Colorado offense and simply cruised, allowing only three hits and two walks. He struck out three. The 23-year-old left-hander is now 2-4 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings this season. He has the talent to put together a nice string of outings, but consistency has been an issue in 2014 for Matzek and the entire Rockies pitching staff.
Jul 26 - 11:09 PM

Tyler Matzek fell to 1-3 after surrendering five runs in six innings Monday against the Padres.

Matzek hasn't embarrassed himself since his callup, but there's no way he can give up five runs and win with the way the Rockies are hitting now. He's 1-3 with a 4.79 ERA and a 22/11 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings over six starts.
Jul 8 - 1:03 AM

Tyler Matzek got a no-decision, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Overall a solid start for Matzek, who yielded all three of his runs in the fourth on a Jayson Werth two-run homer and an Ian Desmond RBI single. The lefty allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six in the effort. Now with a 4.25 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and an 18/7 K/BB ratio, Matzek will take on the light-hitting Padres at home in his next start.
Jul 2 - 9:44 PM

Tyler Matzek allowed one run over six innings in his start against the Brewers on Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

Matzek dueled with Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse in what was a low-scoring affair. He struck out three over six innings, scattered five hits and walked one. The lone run to cross the plate against Matzek came on a sixth inning Jonathan Lucroy single. This was just Matzek's fourth start of the season. He bounced back nicely from his last start, in which he gave up five runs to (them again) the Brewers.
Jun 28 - 12:11 AM

Tyler Matzek allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Matzek has gotten progressively worse in his three starts, with Sunday being the worst of the bunch. He gave up seven hits, including an Aramis Ramirez two-run homer, and walked four more on the afternoon. He owns a 5.19 ERA and 1.62 WHIP through 17 1/3 innings, and he'll get his shot at redemption when the two clubs meet again on Friday.
Jun 22 - 9:27 PM

Tyler Matzek allowed three runs on 10 hits over five innings Monday, taking the loss against the Dodgers.

Matzek impressed in his MLB debut Wednesday -- limiting the Braves to two runs over seven-plus innings -- but Los Angeles ensured his first game against a division rival didn't go as smoothly. The rookie 23-year-old left-hander was pitching about an hour away from his hometown of Mission Viejo, and it's possible nerves were an issue. Despite possessing good stuff, the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft failed to strike out a batter tonight. Matzek has a Sunday matinee scheduled against the Brewers on Blake Street.
Jun 17 - 1:29 AM

Tyler Matzek held the Braves to two runs over seven-plus innings Wednesday, earning a win in his MLB debut.

It was an impressive outing from the 23-year-old left-hander, who hadn't exactly been lighting it up this season at the Triple-A level. He struck out seven Atlanta batters and did not issue a walk, carrying a shutout into the eighth inning. Matzek was once considered a top pitching prospect and wouldn't be the very first pitcher to suddenly blossom in the majors. But we still consider him a risky fantasy play going forward.
Jun 12 - 1:28 AM

Rockies recalled LHP Tyler Matzek from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Matzek is scheduled to make his major league debut on Wednesday night against the Braves. The 23-year-old hasn't posted great numbers this season at the Triple-A level and is not a good fantasy bet versus Atlanta. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft.
Jun 11 - 5:06 PM

The Rockies will call up left-hander Tyler Matzek to start Wednesday against the Braves.

It will be his major league debut. The move is mostly out of necessity, as Jordan Lyles (hand) and Eddie Butler (shoulder) have both hit the disabled list over the past few days. Matzek, 23, has a 4.05 ERA and 61/31 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings over 12 starts in Triple-A this season. He has improved his control somewhat, but he's a risky play in fantasy leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 10 - 8:43 AM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that it will be either Tyler Matzek or Franklin Morales taking Eddie Butler's (shoulder) spot in the rotation Wednesday.

It was Morales who was booted from the rotation last week when Butler arrived, but the Rockies seem more likely to give Matzek a shot. The former first-round pick has put up a 4.05 ERA while striking out 61 in 66 2/3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs this season. A start at Coors against the Braves would certainly be a stiff first test.
Jun 9 - 6:19 PM

Rockies right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Matzek struck out nine batters in six innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Matzek's well-documented command struggles contribute to his inconsistent results despite electric stuff. Colorado Springs is one of the best hitting environments in the major leagues, and opposing batters are hitting .265/.340/.413 against him for the season. However, he has 61 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings, and his walk rate has dropped to 4.2 BB/9, which is the lowest level of his professional career.
Jun 7 - 11:31 AM

The Rockies could promote pitching prospect Tyler Matzek to replace Franklin Morales in the rotation.

Morales holds a 6.03 ERA over 62 2/3 innings this season and is probably bound for the bullpen shortly. Matzek, the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, holds a 3.20 ERA with 50 strikeouts over 56 1/3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He's still walking too many (25), but the lefty probably deserves a shot at this point.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 1 - 11:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio