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34 Matt Shoemaker SP

Toronto Blue Jays

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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 30, 2020 11:08 AM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Three strong innings Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker threw three scoreless innings Tuesday while allowing two hits and striking out two in a no-decision against the Rays in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Round.

Shoemaker looked strong in his second outing since returning from a lat strain, throwing 27 of his 35 pitches for strikes. The right-hander recorded a 4.71 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 5.95 FIP in 28.2 innings of work during the regular season. The 34-year-old has been restricted to three innings of work in both of his outings since his return.

September 26, 2020 08:24 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Scratched but not hurt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker is healthy but will not make his scheduled start Saturday against the Orioles, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The Blue Jays made the change apparently to preserve their pitching options for the playoffs. Shoemaker threw a side session instead of making his scheduled start and could pitch in some capacity in the first game of the postseason. T.J. Zeuch will start in his place.

September 21, 2020 11:44 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Allows run in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker allowed one run on three hits and two walks across three innings in Monday's 11-5 win over the Yankees. He struck out one and did not factor in the decision.

It was a short start for Shoemaker, as he was only built up to throw a maximum of 60 pitches after being held out since Aug. 21 with a lat strain. He was able to log three innings on 54 pitches, allowing an RBI single to Gio Urshela in the second inning. The right-hander exited with the Blue Jays leading 5-1, but did not qualify for the win. He will look to go slightly deeper in the game when he takes the ball Sunday against Baltimore.

September 21, 2020 05:36 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (lat) was activated from the injured list as expected ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Yankees.

A strained lat will wind up keeping Shoemaker out for exactly a month. He didn't exactly excel prior to the injury, posting a 4.91 ERA over five starts, though that did come with a 1.01 WHIP and a solid combination of a 24.5 percent strikeout rate and a 6.9 percent walk rate. He likely won't pitch too deep into this contest, as he's only been built up to 60 pitches.

September 20, 2020 07:28 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Set to return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (lat) will start Monday's game against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Shoemaker is stretched out to about 60 pitches, and he'll return to the mound exactly one month after suffering a right lat strain. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that he wanted to give the team's other starters an extra day to rest, so Shoemaker will start Monday's series opener against the Yankees with Tanner Roark taking the mound Tuesday.

September 21, 2020 07:32 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Closing in on return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pitching coach Pete Walker said Shoemaker (lat) is stretched out to 60 pitches and is "pretty much ready to go," Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Toronto has yet to decide how to deploy the veteran right-hander upon his return, but it appears he's about ready to be activated after spending about a month on the shelf. Shoemaker started in his first five outings of the season before going down with the lat injury and posted a 4.91 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 25:7 K:BB over 25.2 innings.

September 18, 2020 01:52 AM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Successful throwing session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (lat) felt good after he threw 45 pitches during a live batting practice session Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The Blue Jays are still determining the next step for Shoemaker after his successful throwing session. He could throw again before returning to game action as the team hopes to stretch him out to around 60 pitches. The right-hander has had an encouraging recovery so far and could at least be available if the Blue Jays make the playoffs.

September 13, 2020 02:24 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Set to face hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said Sunday that Shoemaker (lat) is scheduled to throw live batting practice later this week, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The Blue Jays initially feared that Shoemaker's season might be over after he suffered a right lat strain during his Aug. 21 start, but the team has been encouraged by the progress he's made in his recovery over the past three weeks. Shoemaker will take an important step forward in the rehab process this week by facing hitters, after which Toronto could pinpoint a target date for his return. If the Blue Jays decide that they want to have Shoemaker build up his arm for starting duty, he might not be ready to go until the final weekend of the regular season, and he would likely be subjected to a limited pitch count initially.

September 6, 2020 12:40 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Making good progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Sunday that Shoemaker (lat) is progressing "quicker than we expected," Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

After being shut down with a right lat strain for a little over a week, Shoemaker was able to resume a throwing program during the final days of August. He's extended his flat-ground throwing to 120 feet and it sounds like a return to elevated ground may not be too far off. Shoemaker remains without a set timetable for his return to big-league action.

September 1, 2020 07:20 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Extends throwing distance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (lat) played catch from 105 feet Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Shoemaker is working his way back from a lat strain he suffered in late August. He was never shut down from throwing for very long and continues making progress, though he's yet to throw off a mound.

August 30, 2020 05:16 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Plays catch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Shoemaker (lat) played catch from 60 feet Sunday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

As expected, Shoemaker was able to initiate his throwing program just over a week after being shut down with a right lat strain. The right-hander still has several benchmarks to meet in his rehab, but the Blue Jays are holding out hope that he'll be able to return from the IL at some point in the second half of September.

August 29, 2020 11:04 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Will start throwing program Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (lat) is scheduled to start a throwing progression Sunday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day injured list last Sunday with a right lat strain. With just about four weeks remaining in the regular season, there is no guarantee that Shoemaker will be able to make a return before game 60. His timeline should become more clear once he dives into his throwing program and gets a sense of how he's feeling.

August 24, 2020 01:56 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Labeled week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays are labeling Shoemaker (shoulder) as week-to-week with a right lat strain after he was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Toronto listed Shoemaker's injury as right shoulder inflammation a day earlier, but follow-up tests have revealed a more serious setback for the right-hander, who has a checkered health history. Until Shoemaker is cleared to resume a throwing program, his return from the IL shouldn't be viewed as imminent, and the week-to-week timeline suggests there's a real possibility that he may be at risk of missing the remainder of the season. With Trent Thornton (elbow) and Nate Pearson (elbow) also on the IL, the Blue Jays could turn to long relievers like Anthony Kay, Thomas Hatch and Shun Yamaguchi to fill rotation spots or take on more innings as primary pitchers.

August 23, 2020 12:24 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Shut down with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays placed Shoemaker on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation.

Toronto recalled reliever Jacob Waguespack from the taxi squad in a corresponding move, but the Blue Jays will need to add a new pitcher to the rotation as a replacement for Shoemaker when his next turn comes up Wednesday versus the Red Sox. Shoemaker's move to the IL comes as a surprise, as the Blue Jays provided no indication that he was dealing with any sort of physical issue coming out of a strong outing in Friday's win over the Rays, during which he gave up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six in five innings. The fact that the Blue Jays are labeling Shoemaker's shoulder injury as inflammation rather than a strain offers hope that he'll be able to return from the IL in close to the minimum amount of time.

August 22, 2020 04:52 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Pitches well in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in Friday's win against the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.

Shoemaker was ejected during his last turn through the rotation, but he came back with one of his best performances since his season debut. He got solid run support from the Blue Jays via a four-run rally in the second inning and was in line for the win when he left the game. However, the bullpen quickly gave up the lead once he exited, forcing the right-hander to settle for yet another no-decision. Shoemaker now carries a 4.91 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over 25.2 innings to begin the season. He'll attempt to pick up his first win at home Thursday against the Red Sox.

August 16, 2020 08:12 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Reason for ejection given
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker was ejected from Sunday's game due to a minor verbal interaction with the umpire, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

It wasn't immediately clear why Shoemaker was thrown out of Sunday's contest, but he revealed after the game that he exchanged words with the umpire that resulted in the ejection. Given the relatively tepid reasoning behind his removal from the game, it's unlikely that he'll face further discipline. The right-hander's next start should come on the road Friday against the Rays.

August 16, 2020 08:08 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Ejected from Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker was ejected from Sunday's game against the Rays in the middle of the fourth inning.

It's unclear exactly why the right-hander was ejected, but he was thrown out along with manager Charlie Montoyo after he got done pitching in the top of the fourth inning. Shoemaker allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out seven over four innings prior to the ejection. Whether Shoemaker will face additional discipline remains to be seen.

August 10, 2020 03:48 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Strong showing in Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out six across six innings Sunday against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

Shoemaker allowed two solo home runs, one to Mitch Moreland and the other to Rafael Devers. However, the only other hit he allowed was a single to Jackie Bradley. Shoemaker has an inflated 4.86 ERA after getting hit hard in his second outing, though he has recorded quality starts in his other two efforts. He currently lines up to take his next turn in the rotation Sunday against Tampa Bay.

August 5, 2020 04:36 AM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Hammered by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker (0-1) took the loss Tuesday, surrendering six runs on six hits -- including three home runs -- and three walks over 4.2 innings in a 10-1 rout by Atlanta. He struck out two.

The right-hander wasn't sharp and has trouble locating his pitches, exiting after tossing 56 of 88 offerings for strikes, but the long layoff may be to blame -- Shoemaker last pitched July 25 as a result of the postponements in the Jays' schedule. He'll try to get back on track in his next outing, set for Sunday in Boston.

August 1, 2020 06:12 PM
Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker: Expected to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shoemaker is expected to be on the mound when the Blue Jays head to Atlanta on Tuesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

Shoemaker had been lined up to start Saturday against the Phillies, though the entirety of that weekend series was postponed due to fears that the Phillies had been caught up in the Marlins' coronavirus outbreak. He'll wind up starting on nine days' rest and will look to build on a strong season debut in which he held the Rays to just one run on three hits over six innings.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/29@ TBL 1-33.02002
09/21vs NYYW 11-53.03121
08/21@ TBW 6-55.04216
08/16vs TBL 5-74.03317
08/09@ BOSL 3-56.03206
08/04@ ATLL 1-1014.26632
07/25@ TBL 1-46.03124
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020TOR014.7166000028.722161580926
2019TOR301.5755000028.7167531924
2018LAA224.9477000031.0291717311033
2017LAA634.521414000077.77341391542869
2016LAA9133.8827271100160.0166716918730143
2015LAA7104.4625240000135.3135706724435116
2014LAA1643.040200000136.0122494614424124
2013LAA000.000100005.02000025
Total43333.8601041100602.05652712588521147540
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020TOR036221.6000100.2091.0811159.73
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
Total35596450.9037178117.2471.183247810.96
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:
09/27/1986
Age:
34
Hometown:
Wyandotte, MI
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:
Eastern Michigan
MLB Experience:
2