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34 Matt Shoemaker SP

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
29%10%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
28.23001.57249
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018LAA224.9477000031.0291717311033
2019TOR301.5750000028.2167531924

Player Updates

April 17, 2020 12:24 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Staying in shape
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker has been able to throw regularly at a bullpen facility near his home while the season remains suspended, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.

Keeping his arm in shape is important for Shoemaker -- the veteran right-hander has thrown only 137.1 innings over the last three seasons due to a variety of injuries, so ramping back up quickly and safely once MLB resumes operations could be a bigger challenge for him than other pitchers. Assuming he doesn't break down again, however, Shoemaker's expected to fill a mid-rotation role for the Jays in 2020.

March 9, 2020 03:52 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Keeps ERA pristine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker walked one batter and struck out four over four no-hit, scoreless innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

The right-hander has had incredibly bad injury luck since 2017, pitching a total of 137.1 innings over the last three seasons, but Shoemaker is healthy this spring and seems intent on proving he's more than just a journeyman. The 33-year-old has a 0.00 ERA, 0.30 WHIP and 9:1 K:BB through 6.2 innings, and he's on track to fill in a mid-rotation spot behind Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Jays.

March 2, 2020 02:44 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Shines in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker recorded eight outs, five of which came via strikeout, while allowing just a single hit and no runs in his spring debut Monday against the Pirates.

The veteran looked great in his first appearance since tearing his ACL last April. He picked off the only runner who reached base against him Monday.

February 28, 2020 05:00 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Spring debut scheduled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker will make his spring debut Monday against the Pirates, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shoemaker's 2019 campaign was cut short in late April due to a torn ACL, though the injury happened early enough in the season that it appears he'll be ready for Opening Day this year. It's unwise to overreact to the veteran's five-start sample last season, but his 1.57 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in those starts were certainly excellent marks. His 3.95 FIP and 4.46 xFIP caution against getting too excited, however.

February 27, 2020 05:36 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Progresses to simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker completed his first simulated game of spring training Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Manager Charlie Montoyo relayed that Shoemaker's sim game went well, so the right-hander should be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut as soon as Monday. That outing will mark his first competitive game action since late April, when he tore his ACL and missed the remainder of the season. Assuming he has no issue with building up to a starter's workload before Opening Day arrives, Shoemaker's spot in Toronto's rotation should be relatively secure.

February 24, 2020 10:56 AM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Throws bullpen Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker threw a bullpen session Sunday and felt good afterward, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shoemaker is being brought along slowly during spring training as he returns from knee surgery, but he's been throwing recently despite not participating in fielding drills yet. It's unclear when he could make his first Grapefruit League appearance, but he appears to be on track for Opening Day.

February 19, 2020 02:20 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: No timetable for spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker has yet to begin fielding drills this spring as the Jays bring him back slowly from last year's knee surgery, and there's no target date yet for his first Grapefruit League appearance, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.

The veteran right-hander is well into his throwing program however, and the team isn't concerned about him not being ready for the start of the regular season. "We would have a little bit more concern than we would have for someone who is not coming off surgery, but not more than that," Jays general manager Ross Atkins said. "It's just the fact that he's coming off surgery. There's nothing telling us that he will be late or set back. We're giving him a bit more of a transition to fielding his position. We're being cautious on that front, but we have the room to do that. He should be fine for Opening Day. He should be in the rotation for Opening Day." Shoemaker hasn't thrown more than 77.2 innings in a season since 2016 due to a variety of injuries, but the 33-year-old is still penciled in as a mid-rotation arm for Toronto this year.

January 10, 2020 11:52 AM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Settles for $4.2 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker has agreed to a one-year, $4.2 million deal with the Blue Jays, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

This is the 33-year-old righty's final year of arbitration before he hits the open market. Injuries limited him to five starts in 2019, but he should open the year in the Jays' rotation.

October 19, 2019 12:48 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Throwing bullpens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (knee) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, the pitcher reported on his own Twitter account.

Shoemaker had a 1.57 ERA through five starts with the Blue Jays before tearing his ACL in late April. He appears to be on target for the start of spring training.

July 22, 2019 01:04 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Expects to resume throwing soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (knee) anticipates that he'll be ready to resume a throwing program in the coming weeks and believes he'll be free of any restrictions for most of the offseason, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shoemaker was ruled out for the season shortly after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during his fifth start of the season April 20. Now three months into the rehab process for a surgery that typically carries a 6-to-9-month recovery timeline, Shoemaker has been working out in his native Michigan around five or six times per week and is pleased with the progress he's made thus far. Regardless of whether he's cleared for mound work in the near future, Shoemaker plans to return to Toronto before season's end for a checkup, at which time he'll receive a regimen for his rehab heading into the winter. The Blue Jays could have interest in re-signing Shoemaker -- an impending free agent -- after he dazzled in his five outings before suffering the season-ending injury. The right-hander posted a 1.57 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 28.2 innings.

May 15, 2019 11:12 AM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Shifted to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (knee) was transferred to the 60-day IL on Wednesday.

The move made room on the 40-man roster for Wednesday's starter, Edwin Jackson. Shoemaker is out for the season with a torn ACL.

April 21, 2019 07:52 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Done for the season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (knee) suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shoemaker suffered a knee injury Saturday that was originally diagnosed as a sprain. However, after further testing brought the dreaded diagnosis that his season was over. Sean Reid-Foley is a likely candidate to take Shoemaker's spot in the rotation while Ryan Borucki (elbow) and Clayton Richard (knee) remain out with injuries.

April 21, 2019 03:04 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Hits IL with knee sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain.

Due to scheduled off days, the Blue Jays can operate with a four-man rotation for a while, next needing a fifth starter on May 4, although Shoemaker would be eligible to return as early as May 1. If Shoemaker's injury lingers well into May, Sean Reid-Foley could be an option to rejoin the big-league rotation.

April 21, 2019 01:48 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Likely headed to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (knee) will likely be placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

He underwent an MRI earlier in the day, but the results are not yet known. Due to scheduled off days, the Blue Jays can operate with a four-man rotation for a while, next needing a fifth starter on May 4, although Shoemaker would be eligible to return as early as May 1.

April 20, 2019 07:12 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Undergoing MRI on knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker sprained his left knee Saturday and will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the extent of the damage, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shoemaker suffered the injury while chasing a baserunner in a rundown. He appeared to be in some pain following the incident, but a return timeline won't become clear until the results of the tests are known.

April 20, 2019 11:36 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Leaves with leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker left Saturday's game against the Athletics after three innings with an apparent leg injury, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Shoemaker appeared to twist his knee while taking part in a rundown and was in considerable pain. It's a tough break for a pitcher who had been pitching quite well after getting through a run of arm injuries. The nature and severity of this particular problem are not yet clear. Making matters worse, Shoemaker would have been in line for an easy win had he not have had to exit early, with the Blue Jays up way ahead early in a 10-1 win.

April 15, 2019 10:48 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Goes six innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker gave up three runs on four hits with four walks while striking out four through six innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Monday.

There was plenty of good for Shoemaker as he earned a quality start, and his splitter induced 11 swinging-strikes. On the other hand, the 32-year-old allowed four walks and gave up a three-run bomb to C.J. Cron. The right-hander has been stellar with a 3-0 record and a 1.75 ERA through four starts. Shoemaker will make his next start Saturday in Oakland.

April 9, 2019 06:04 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Notches third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (3-0) allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out four across 5.2 innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Shoemaker allowed solo homers to Mitch Moreland in the first and Mookie Betts in the fifth but didn't allow the Red Sox to generate any big innings. Although the results weren't as pristine as his first two outings, those were relatively easy matchups against the Tigers and Orioles, and this was a step up in competition. The 32-year-old will take an outstanding 0.92 ERA and 0.71 WHIP into his next start, now scheduled for Monday at Minnesota.

April 3, 2019 08:52 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Sharp again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (2-0) allowed two hits and a walk while striking out eight across seven scoreless innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Orioles.

Shoemaker was dominant throughout this outing, allowing only one runner to reach scoring position. The dominance was earned as he generated 18 swinging strikes on 92 pitches while also inducing seven groundball outs. Through two starts -- spanning 14 innings -- Shoemaker has not allowed a run and struck out 15 batters while walking just three. Though he's had relatively easy matchups against the Tigers and Orioles, his start to the season has been impressive.

March 29, 2019 10:20 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Seamless in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (1-0) picked up the win Friday against Detroit by after allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings.

Shoemaker was impressive in his first outing with the Blue Jays, blanking the Tigers through seven frames. After being held to just seven starts a season ago due to injury, he'll aim to turn over a new leaf in Toronto. Shoemaker is scheduled to toe the rubber next against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 10.100 0.870611
vs RHB 18.100 1.960313
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
3/29DET1007.02027
4/3BAL1007.02018
4/9@BOS1005.25224
4/15@MIN0006.04344
4/20@OAK0003.03001
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020TOR00---00000000000000
2019TOR301.5755000028.7167531924
2018LAA224.9477000031.0291717311033
2017LAA634.521414000077.77341391542869
2016LAA9133.8827271100160.0166716918730143
2015LAA7104.4625240000135.3135706724435116
2014LAA1643.040200000136.0122494614424124
2013LAA000.000100005.02000025
Total43323.810981100573.35432552437721138514
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020TOR000---00000------0---
2019TOR029291.0000001.1630.8721088.16
2018LAA026310.8000003.2441.25813011.61
2017LAA065860.8000212.2511.30032612.17
2016LAA11521700.9000102.2661.22566811.42
2015LAA21221570.8000203.2591.25656911.57
2014LAA01241450.9073205.2411.0735439.93
2013LAA0551.0010001.1180.800197.20
Total35236230.8035177117.2491.188236311.02
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2008R-Angels 4.03001014064.501.500
2009AFA-Rancho Cucamonga 17.0330100131143.180.882
2009AFX-Cedar Rapids 63.020504105423533.431.206
2010AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua122.020202780119391384.941.451
2010AAA-Salt Lake Bees 15.032021098206.001.867
2011AAA-Salt Lake Bees 21.04400201212288.141.905
2011AA-Arkansas Travelers156.0232351250129351322.481.071
2012AAA-Salt Lake Bees176.22929111100124452295.671.555
2013AAA-Salt Lake Bees184.12929011130160292124.641.309
2014AAA-Salt Lake Bees 25.2550100269346.431.706
2015AAA-Salt Lake Bees 6.01100105250.001.167
2016AAA-Salt Lake Bees 6.01101008261.501.333
2017AFA-Inland Empire 66ers 3.01100005020.000.667
2018AFA-Inland Empire 66ers 4.01100006200.000.500
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/225
Birthdate:
9/27/1986
Age:
33
Hometown:
Wyandotte, MI
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:
Eastern Michigan
MLB Experience:
7