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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Shoemaker blanked the Astros for seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven, in a no-decision Thursday.
Shoemaker was supposed to be bumped from the Angels rotation by now. Instead, he's back looking like a legitimate mixed-league SP with his performance of late. It's going to leave the Angels with a very difficult call to make on Jered Weaver. Their current five would seem to be their best five. Jul 31 - 12:48 AM

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Matt Shoemaker dominated the Twins in Tuesday's win, striking out 10 batters in six shutout innings.

The right-hander held the Twins to two hits (both singles) and three walks in the effort, what turned out to be one of his best starts of the season. Shoemaker has a mediocre 4.55 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP, and an 84/24 K/BB ratio over 97 innings, but we'd bet on that ERA coming down as the season wanes. He'll take on the Rangers at home next.
Jul 22 - 1:15 AM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register suspects Matt Shoemaker will be the odd man out in the Angels' rotation when Jered Weaver (hip) returns.

Weaver is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Wednesday, so he's getting pretty close. Andrew Heaney has been very good since his late-June promotion and Shoemaker has regressed predictably after his out-of-nowhere 2014 season. It's not clear whether Shoemaker will be sent to Triple-A or moved into a long relief role.
Jul 16 - 2:28 PM

Matt Shoemaker held the Rockies to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday's no-decision.

Shoemaker gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out two. His case to remain in the rotation when Jered Weaver (hip) returns remains shaky. Here's the facts: Shoemaker is 4-7 with a 4.80 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He's been unable to build upon his excellent 2014 season (16-4, 3.04 ERA), a development that his Triple-A numbers suggested was inevitable.
Jul 9 - 2:18 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings but was handed a loss on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Opposing starter Nathan Eovaldi was just a bit better on this particular evening. Shoemaker allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out three. One of the hits was a solo home run to Garrett Jones in the sixth inning. Shoemaker will bring a 4.91 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 71/19 K/BB ratio over 84 1/3 innings into a road start versus the Rockies.
Jul 1 - 10:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Wednesday to Friday against the Mariners.

The Angels have shifted Shoemaker around a couple times this month, as they no doubt have been frustrated by his inconsistency. The right-hander has a nice 66/16 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings this season but has allowed 15 home runs and sports a 5.20 ERA.
Jun 24 - 12:36 PM

Matt Shoemaker was tagged for five runs over four innings Friday in a no-decision against the Athletics.

Shoemaker allowed eight hits, including a three-run homer to Ben Zobrist and a solo shot to Stephen Vogt. Fortunately for him, the Angels' offense bailed him out. Shoemaker struck out a pair and walked one and now owns a disappointing 5.20 ERA through 13 starts this season. While he has a solid 66/16 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings, he has allowed 15 home runs.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

Matt Shoemaker failed to match Sonny Gray's efforts in Sunday's loss to the A's, allowing four runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings.

Facing off against Sonny Gray, Shoemaker struck out five without walking a batter. The A's managed six hits against him in what was a sloppy games by both teams, with the Angels committing three errors and the A's committing two. Three of the four runs against Shoemaker scored in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander is the unfortunate owner of a 4.85 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 64/15 K/BB ratio over 69 innings. While the strikeout numbers are just dandy, the ERA sings a different tune. Shoemaker will face off with Gray again next Friday, though he won't have the home crowd behind him next time around.
Jun 14 - 6:56 PM

Matt Shoemaker notched the win on Tuesday, holding the Rays to two runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Angels earned an 8-2 victory.

Shoemaker scattered five hits and a walk while striking out six. Both runs came in the sixth inning on Joey Butler's two-run double. A couple of dreadful starts aside, Shoemaker has mostly kept the Angels in the game in his starts. He'll look to improve on his 4.86 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 59/15 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings when he faces the Athletics in a home start next.
Jun 9 - 10:38 PM

Matt Shoemaker will return to the Angels rotation on Tuesday against the Rays.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia opted to use an off-day to skip Shoemaker in the rotation and keep everyone else on regular rest. The right-hander has been a major disappointment after his breakout 2014 campaign, registering a 5.08 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 53/14 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings while allowing a league-worst 13 home runs.
Jun 6 - 10:01 AM

Matt Shoemaker will pitch out of the bullpen for the next few days.

Shoemaker has a rough 5.08 ERA in 56 2/3 innings this season and off days Thursday and Monday will allow the Angels to use Jered Weaver on Friday, Garrett Richards on Saturday, and C.J. Wilson on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Shoemaker had an excellent 2014 season, but his Triple-A numbers suggest he was pitching way over his head.
Jun 4 - 1:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker struggled with his command a bit in Sunday's no-decision against the Tigers, issuing four free passes over 5 1/3 innings.

Shoemaker allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits on the night while punching out five. The only earned run he surrendered came home on a sacrifice fly by James McCann in the second inning. While he has been much better of late, the right-hander still sports an unsightly 5.08 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 53/14 K/BB ratio across 56 2/3 innings on the year. He'll look to get back in the win column on Saturday when he does battle against the Yankees in New York.
May 31 - 11:31 PM

Matt Shoemaker hurled seven scoreless innings but got a no-decision as the Angels lost 4-0 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Shoemaker was locked in a pitcher's duel with opposing starter Odrisamer Despaigne. The right-hander allowed only four hits -- all singles -- along with a walk and six strikeouts. He's had a forgettable 2015 campaign, carrying a 5.44 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 48/10 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings, but he has plenty of time to turn things around. He has allowed 13 home runs, a rate of more than two per nine innings, which is not something he is likely to sustain over the long haul. Shoemaker will take on the Tigers in a home start next.
May 27 - 1:43 AM

Matt Shoemaker was lit up for eight runs -- seven earned -- in six innings by the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Shoemaker gave up two homers tonight, bringing his season total to 13 in 44 1/3 innings. Last year, he gave up a total of 14 in 136 innings. That's really the only difference between the campaigns; he has a fine 42/9 K/BB ratio and he's not giving up a ton of singles. One would think he's not going to maintain a 6.29 ERA all year, but the slight dip in his velocity has ruined his margin for error and his fantasy value.
May 21 - 9:54 PM

Matt Shoemaker pitched seven innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

In a game that was delayed by rain for an hour before getting underway, Matt Shoemaker proved himself an all-weather pitcher. He allowed a home run to Steve Pearce in the fourth inning, but otherwise didn't run into much trouble. Over his seven innings on the mound, Shoemaker surrendered just three hits while striking out seven without walking a batter. This was the best we've seen from Shoemaker so far this season. The start lowered his ERA to 5.63 and his WHIP to 1.17, numbers that should drop if he's able to find a semblance of his 2014 velocity. He'll try to replicate Saturday's results when he faces the Blue Jays in a road start next time he toes the rubber.
May 16 - 10:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
4Daniel Robertson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Trevor Gott
6Cesar Ramos