The Red Report: Mat Latos

Joe Robbins

An in-depth look at the Reds' de-facto number two starter for 2013.


Mat Latos

#55 / Pitcher / Cincinnati Reds

6-6

225

R

R

Dec 09, 1987


Fast Facts:

  • Mathew Adam Latos was born on December 9, 1987. Mat attended Coconut Creek High School in Broward County, Florida. Other notable alumni of Coconut Creek High School include former major leaguer Brad Eldred.

  • For his walkup music, Latos has not only used screamo band AFI, but also British dubstep performers the Foreign Beggars. In case you were wondering, Mat does not include "the drop" in his entrance.
  • Mat's wife, Dallas, is a social media fixture for the Cincinnati Reds. You can read her blog posts about Halloween Costumes, breakfast burritos, and autographs here.
  • Mat is sitting on 598 career strikeouts.
  • The baseballs that Mat Latos autographed in 2011 with an "I hate SF" postscript sold for $1,100 at a charity auction.
  • The feeling of hatred Mat has for The City By The Bay is likely mutual with San Francisco broadcasters. Once during batting practice, Mat Latos threw a ball out of the ball park and it landed on Giants' announcer Dave Flemming's Honda Civic, shattering the windshield.
  • Before signing with the Padres, Mat spent a year pitching for Broward College, a two-year school that spawned Nancy Valen, otherwise known as "Ginger" in Porky's Revenge.
  • Mat has a cat. The cat's name is Cat Latos. The cat allegedly has a Twitter personality of its own. A few people have asked who actually runs the Cat Latos account and even less people actually care.

Organizational History:

Drafted/Signed: by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2006 amateur draft.

Traded: by the San Diego Padres to the Cincinnati Reds for Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal, and Edinson Volquez on December 17, 2011.

Contract Status:

MLB Service Time: 3.079
2013 Contract Status: Signed: 2 yrs/$11.5M (13-14)

Career Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2009 21 SDP NL 4 5 .444 4.62 10 10 0 0 0 0 50.2 43 29 26 7 23 1 39 0 2 0 212 82 1.303 7.6 1.2 4.1 6.9 1.70
2010 22 SDP NL 14 10 .583 2.92 31 31 0 1 1 0 184.2 150 63 60 16 50 3 189 2 1 5 748 126 1.083 7.3 0.8 2.4 9.2 3.78 CYA-8
2011 23 SDP NL 9 14 .391 3.47 31 31 0 0 0 0 194.1 168 82 75 16 62 3 185 1 0 5 799 102 1.184 7.8 0.7 2.9 8.6 2.98
2012 24 CIN NL 14 4 .778 3.48 33 33 0 2 0 0 209.1 179 87 81 25 64 9 185 4 1 3 858 122 1.161 7.7 1.1 2.8 8.0 2.89
4 Yrs 41 33 .554 3.41 105 105 0 3 1 0 639.0 540 261 242 64 199 16 598 7 4 13 2617 112 1.156 7.6 0.9 2.8 8.4 3.01
162 Game Avg. 13 11 .554 3.41 34 34 0 1 0 0 207 175 85 78 21 64 5 194 2 1 4 847 112 1.156 7.6 0.9 2.8 8.4 3.01
SDP (3 yrs) 27 29 .482 3.37 72 72 0 1 1 0 429.2 361 174 161 39 135 7 413 3 3 10 1759 108 1.154 7.6 0.8 2.8 8.7 3.06
CIN (1 yr) 14 4 .778 3.48 33 33 0 2 0 0 209.1 179 87 81 25 64 9 185 4 1 3 858 122 1.161 7.7 1.1 2.8 8.0 2.89
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/23/2013.

Scouting:

Ratings via TheBaseballCube:

Control: 50

K-Rating: 86

Efficiency: 59

vsPower: 60

Mat Latos likes to strike out hitters and then cuddle with his cat.

2013 Projections:

Season Type W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB HBP SO
2013 RotoChamp 13 9 3.51 0 200.0 171 78 21 62 3 183
2013 Streamer 13 10 3.91 30 30 0 192.0 183 90 83 22 61 4 168
2013 Bill James 15 8 3.16 33 33 0 208.0 177 20 64 3 194
2013 Oliver 13 8 3.34
194.0 168 78 72 17 59 3 186
2013 ZIPS 32 32 0 197.3 173 81 76 22 57 187

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile:

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