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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tyler Matzek was slapped around in his Cactus League debut Sunday, yielding four runs in 1 2/3 innings to the Padres.

Matzek gave up all four runs in the first inning, then settled down in the second inning before being removed. The left-hander pitched well in 19 starts last season for the Rockies, his first taste of the big leagues, finishing with a 4.05 ERA. Unless his struggles persist, he should open the season at the back of the Rockies' rotation.
Mar 8 - 8:27 PM

Tyler Matzek tossed six innings of one-run ball on Monday against the Padres.

Unfortunately, that run came in the first inning, and the Padres proceeded to slap nine consecutive zeroes across the Rockies. Colorado had been going for their longest winning streak (7) in 17 months. Matzek pitched well, striking out eight and walking one. He enjoys facing San Diego. In his last start against the Padres, on September 5, Matzek hurled a three-hitter in his first career complete game. He ends the season on a high note, going 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA in his last six starts. Overall, Matzek went 6-10 with a 4.05 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 91/44 K/BB rate.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 12:59:00 AM

Tyler Matzek surrendered 11 hits but managed to hold the Dodgers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday.

Matzek managed to escape danger until the sixth inning, when four hits and a run spelled the end of his night. The left-hander struck out six before exiting. It wasn't his strongest outing, but the win was his fourth in his last five starts to bring his record to 6-10. He hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since August 13. Matzek will look to keep that going Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:57:00 PM

Tyler Matzek pitched well yet again, but took a tough-luck loss after holding the Mets to two runs over 6 1/3 innings on Wednesday.

Matzek has been on a roll, now sporting a 1.75 ERA over his last five starts. Following a scoreless first inning, he brought his consecutive scoreless innings streak up to 22, but it was ended in the second with an Eric Young, Jr. RBI triple. The lefty yielded four hits and four walks overall while fanning seven. Matzek will bring his 4.23 ERA and 77/40 K/BB ratio into a start at home on Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Tyler Matzek hurled a shutout against the Padres on Friday, allowing just three hits in his first career complete game.

Matzek has suddenly tossed 16 scoreless innings in his last two starts, lowering his ERA from 5.14 to 4.38. Of course, it's certainly helped that those two outings were against the sad-sack Diamondbacks and Padres. We wouldn't want to count on him doing it again next week, whether he's facing the Mets on Wednesday or the Cardinals on Friday after Thursday's off day. Matzek has some talent, but he's not ready to be a consistent force in the majors.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:50:00 PM

Tyler Matzek delivered seven shutout innings Saturday to help the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 2-0.

Matzek gave up only three hits and three walks in the superb road performance. He struck out four. It's been an up-and-down season for the 23-year-old left-hander, who now stands 4-9 with a 4.75 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 64/35 K/BB ratio in 91 innings. Such is life for a Rockies pitcher.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 11:10:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 01:21:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 09:56:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6Christian Bergman
7David Hale
8Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
R1Adam Ottavino
2Rafael Betancourt
3Boone Logan
4LaTroy Hawkins
5John Axford
6Christian Friedrich
7Brooks Brown
8Jorge Rondon