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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Eastern Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Shoemaker allowed seven runs -- six earned -- over three-plus innings Sunday in a loss to the Mariners.
It's actually impressive that Shoemaker was able to make it into the fourth inning after the M's pounced for four runs in the top of the first. The right-hander gave up six total hits, including a first-inning three-run shot to Kyle Seager and a fourth-inning two-run bomb to Leonys Martin. Shoemaker will carry a rough 6.87 ERA into his next start on the road against the Rangers. Apr 24 - 6:48 PM

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Matt Shoemaker allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Shoemaker was done in by a couple of solo homers, first by Todd Frazier and later by Jose Abreu. He gave up six hits and a walk in total, striking out four. That's two good starts in a row after a clunker to start the season, and the righty owns a 4.70 ERA and 1.37 WHIP overall. He'll look for a better result Sunday against the Mariners.
Apr 19 - 11:29 PM

Matt Shoemaker pitched admirably in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the A's, tossing six innings of one-hit ball.

As you might expect given the lack of hits surrendered, Shoemaker did not allow a run over his six innings of work. He struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. Nice rebound work from the 29-year-old right-hander, who coughed up six runs in three-plus innings against the Rangers in his first start of the season. Despite Wednesday's shiny result, there is little fantasy upside here. Tyler Skaggs could actually replace Shoemaker in the rotation once he has recovered from his elbow injury -- he is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Salt Lake. That's a story for a future day. Shoemaker is next scheduled to start on the road against the White Sox.
Apr 13 - 6:42 PM

Matt Shoemaker was lit up for six runs in three-plus innings by the Rangers on Friday.

Shoemaker probably wouldn't have made the Angels' rotation if not for C.J. Wilson's injury. He'll get to stick around for a while now than Andrew Heaney's down, too, but unless he starts throwing better than he did in March and in his first start here, he could find himself in Triple-A once Tyler Skaggs proves ready.
Apr 9 - 2:06 AM

Matt Shoemaker allowed two earned runs over five innings Sunday in an exhibition start against the Cubs.

Shoemaker gave up only three hits, but two of them were long solo home runs (Addison Russell in third, Anthony Rizzo in the fourth). The right-hander has a spot in the Angels' starting rotation as the 2016 regular season opens, but that's mostly by default. He should be avoided in standard fantasy formats.
Apr 3 - 5:53 PM

Matt Shoemaker yielded four runs over six innings in a win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Shoemaker struck out four and walked one. He was a little better than the box score suggests, as the two-run homer he gave up to Jimmy Rollins in the first inning deflected off Kole Calhoun’s glove in right field and went over the fence. The two-run homer by Brett Lawrie later on in the game was more legitimate. Shoemaker disappointed with a 4.46 ERA last season before being shut down with a forearm injury, but he still likely has the edge over Nick Tropeano for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
Mar 24 - 7:48 PM

Matt Shoemaker yielded four runs over five innings against the Royals on Friday.

Shoemaker’s shaky spring continues. He now holds an 8.36 ERA through four appearances (three starts) during Cactus League play. He figures to begin the year with a rotation with C.J. Wilson sidelined and Jered Weaver’s status up in the air, but there won’t be much leash here.
Mar 18 - 6:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker delivered four innings of one-run ball Sunday afternoon against the Rangers.

That line looks much better than his previous Cactus League outing, when the Reds pounded him for seven runs in just three innings, but Shoemaker did walk four Texas hitters on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. He will likely open the 2016 season in the Angels' rotation because of C.J. Wilson's shoulder tendinitis, but Shoemaker should probably be off the radar for fantasy owners in standard leagues.
Mar 13 - 7:48 PM

Matt Shoemaker was pummeled for seven runs across three frames in Monday's loss to the Reds.

Shoemaker yielded a whopping 10 hits -- including a trio of longballs -- while also walking one batter. The right-hander could be needed to make a start or two with C.J. Wilson (shoulder) expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but this showing certainly won't inspire any confidence.
Mar 7 - 7:42 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed one run over two innings Wednesday in his spring debut against the Giants.

Shoemaker struck out three in the abbreviated appearance, but he also issued a walk and gave up a solo home run to Giants infielder Conor Gillaspie. The right-hander posted a disappointing 4.46 ERA in 135 1/3 innings last season for the Angels and will probably be ticketed for Triple-A to open the 2016 campaign.
Mar 2 - 5:54 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) won't pitch again in the regular season.

The right-hander could become available for the playoffs if the Angels advance and his forearm stops barking. Shoemaker will finish the 2015 regular season with a disappointing 4.46 ERA in 135 1/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) still hasn't been cleared to throw off a mound.

Shoemaker hasn't been on the bump since he felt continued soreness in his right forearm during a September 20 start. While he's feeling better, it would appear to be a long shot that he'll make another start this season.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 06:53:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will not start on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Shoemaker's nagging forearm injury flared up again when he started a week ago and he's not ready to take the mound yet. It would seem likely that he won't make another start this season. Nick Tropeano will take the ball in his place Tuesday.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 01:45:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) remains questionable to start on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Shoemaker has been dealing with right forearm tightness of late and "came out a little bit stiff" following his start last Sunday, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Nick Tropeano will get the ball if Shoemaker is unable to go. "Just came out of it a little sore," Shoemaker said. "Hopefully we'll come out of this."
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Matt Shoemaker "came out a little bit stiff" following his start on Sunday.

Shoemaker had been out nearly three weeks with right forearm tightness prior to Sunday's outing. It doesn't sound like he'll be shut down but he will not making another start until at least next Tuesday. Between the injury and a demotion to the minors, Shoemaker has made only eight starts for the Angels since the All-Star break.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 09:49:00 AM

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4Hector Santiago
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