Matt Wisler
Matt Wisler
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Twins in December of 2019.
Leg up on bullpen role
PMinnesota Twins
February 24, 2020
Wisler threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Monday's spring training win over Boston. He appears to have a leg up on a spot in the bullpen, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Wisler had a 5.62 ERA last season between the Padres and Mariners, but had a 4.24 FIP and a 11.1 K/9. His strikeout ability could land him a spot in middle relief, but he faces competition from Zack Littell, Cody Stashak, Cory Gearrin, Sean Poppen, Blaine Hardy and Jorge Alcala for the final three spots in the bullpen. Fernando Romero's absence from spring training due to visa issues does improve Wisler's odds that he'll begin the season in Minnesota.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
22
How many pitches does Matt Wisler generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Matt Wisler generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .289 225 36 19 58 20 2 12
Since 2017vs Right .280 318 81 17 82 18 2 11
2019vs Left .257 77 19 7 18 7 1 5
2019vs Right .279 147 44 9 38 6 0 5
2018vs Left .261 74 8 3 18 4 0 4
2018vs Right .267 92 24 4 23 5 1 4
2017vs Left .355 74 9 9 22 9 1 3
2017vs Right .296 79 13 4 21 7 1 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.91 1.31 70.0 2 2 0 8.7 2.1 1.7
Since 2017Away 5.87 1.57 53.2 2 4 0 8.2 3.4 1.7
2019Home 5.63 1.17 24.0 1 0 0 10.5 1.9 1.9
2019Away 5.60 1.61 27.1 2 4 0 11.5 3.6 1.6
2018Home 3.20 1.07 25.1 1 1 0 8.2 1.1 1.4
2018Away 6.14 1.43 14.2 0 0 0 5.5 2.5 2.5
2017Home 9.58 1.79 20.2 0 1 0 7.4 3.5 1.7
2017Away 6.17 1.63 11.2 0 0 0 3.9 3.9 0.8
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Stat Review
How does Matt Wisler compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.94
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
92.8 mph
 
ERA
5.61
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.360
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
65.5%
 
Exit Velocity
88.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.4%
 
Spin Rate
2342 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.5%
 
Swinging Strike
14.7%
 
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The Reds have a lot of starters that haven't taken the leap and don't appear especially close to doing so, but it's not for a lack of pedigree. Whether they've been acquired early in the draft like Robert Stephenson, or acquired via trade like Brandon Finnegan, Cody Reed and Lucas Sims, there's a lot of early picks that just haven't taken root as reliable major-league starters. Perhaps the Reds are approaching it the wrong way, however, and would be better off emulating the Rays, A's, Rangers and even Brewers, adopting the opener model. Maybe that would open the door to a whole level of effectiveness for some of these erstwhile starters. Wisler could fall under that broad penumbra -- as a starter he just doesn't miss enough bats to be effective in today's game (career 16.4 K%). As an opener presumably he could be more of a max-effort guy, achieving a level he won't reach as a starter.
Wisler has been tried in the rotation, but did not miss enough bats. He has now been tried in relief, but he cannot strand runners nor can he keep the ball in the yard. In just under 300 innings as a major leaguer, he has allowed a 1.4 HR/9 while walking just over 3.0 BB/9. That dangerous combination has two shelters: low leverage mop-up duty in the big leagues, or any role in Triple-A. Wisler needs to find a changeup or a cutter in a hurry to help against lefties because they have crushed him over the past three seasons to the tune of a .289/.380/.505 line. You can let Wisler stay on the free-agent pile until he adds that new pitch because what he is currently bringing to the mound is not going to cut it in any fantasy format.
From a bottom line standpoint, Wisler was essentially the same pitcher we saw in 2015, but he went from a heavy platoon split (great vs. righties) to about average against both sides. Despite what the OPS says, he still has a platoon split. He had a 5.5 K/BB ratio against righties, but just a 1.3 mark against lefties. In fairness, it's up from 0.7 in 2015. His fastball just doesn't work against lefties. Wisler doesn't command it well enough when he's in the zone, which makes him start nibbling and gets him in further trouble. The slider is his put-away pitch against righties and lefties and remains his key building block. There's enough of a foundation here to bet on in deeper leagues. He posted a 63 percent quality start rate, well above the 47 percent league average. Plus, Wisler was a two-time Top 100 Prospect coming up. Fortunately, it won't cost you anything to take a shot in deep leagues.
A rookie who came up and didn’t dominate the league right away? Must be awful! That’s the mentality some will have about Wisler only a year after he was a unanimous top prospect, reaching as high as top-40 on some lists. As is the case with a lot of young pitchers, Wisler was horrific in a handful of starts and it tainted the whole bunch with his near-5.00 ERA. He allowed 21 of his 57 earned runs in nine innings over three starts – or 36 percent of his season earned runs in eight percent of his innings. He had a 3.24 ERA in the other 100 innings. One of those was a seven earned run massacre in Wrigley when the wind was blowing at a 15 MPH clip… just sayin’. The best part of his season was that the plus slider was as advertised with a .510 OPS, 10 points better than Madison Bumgarner’s from the time of Wisler’s call-up (June 19th). Keep him on your radar and take a $1 flier in deeper leagues with a reserve list.
Wisler started his 2014 campaign at Double-A San Antonio, but needed just six starts to prove that he was ready to move up to Triple-A. In 26 starts between 2013 and 2014 in the Texas League, Wisler carried a 138:33 K:BB with a 2.80 ERA and 1.067 WHIP over 135 innings, and he posted equal or better numbers at each of his previous two full-season stops. The Pacific Coast League brought new challenges, as he became much more susceptible to the long ball in the hitter-friendly parks on the circuit, and was forced to improve his changeup when his slider was ineffective in the dry conditions of El Paso. He still maintained an impressive ability to miss bats for a pitcher his age (7.8 K/9) and his walk rate was still acceptable (2.8 BB/9), but the Padres held off on giving him a taste of the big league action late last season despite adding him to the roster in September. Wisler set a new career-high with 146.2 innings last season, making it likely that he'll be on a limit in the 180-inning range in 2015, but he could be the first starter called up to San Diego if he fails to secure a rotation spot during spring training.
In 2013, Wisler thoroughly dominated both High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio with well-placed fastballs and curves, combining for 26 starts. 12 of his 20 outings at San Antonio followed the division's all-star break, during which he went 5-2 with a 2.18 ERA, 0.903 WHIP, and 67:13 K:BB ratio in 62 innings. Considering the late-season run, the Padres may place the 21-year-old righty immediately at Triple-A Tucson to begin the upcoming campaign.
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Claimed by Twins
PMinnesota Twins
October 29, 2019
Wisler was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Dinged with second loss
PSeattle Mariners
September 6, 2019
Wisler (1-2) was charged with the loss in an extra-innings defeat at the hands of the Astros on Thursday, allowing a game-winning two-run home run and a walk while also recording a strikeout over one-third of an inning.
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Takes first loss
PSeattle Mariners
September 3, 2019
Wisler (1-1) was credited with his fourth hold but also charged with a loss against the Cubs on Monday, allowing two earned runs on two walks while also recording three strikeouts across 1.1 innings.
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Named opener Monday
PSeattle Mariners
August 26, 2019
Wisler will serve as the opener Monday against the Yankees, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Picks up first win
PSeattle Mariners
August 23, 2019
Wisler (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning Friday, earning the win in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
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