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Matt Foster
Trending: ↑ 48%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 210LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 20, #596, Chicago White Sox | Alabama
MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 6 1 2.36 22 2 0 26.2 30 0.86
1 Season 6 1 2.36 22 2 0 26.2 30 0.86
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 22 6-1 2.36 26.2 30 0.86
1 Season 22 6-1 2.36 26.2 30 0.86

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2020 CWS AL 101 6 1 2.36 22 2 0 26.2 16 8 7 2 7 30 0.86
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

Foster turned down the D-backs as a 29th-round pick from an Alabama high school in 2013, spending his next two seasons as a starter at Gulf Coast State (Fla.) JC and a third as a set-up man at Alabama. A 20th-round pick in 2016, he took the first two months of 2017 to attend to personal matters but has made steady progress since. The most effective reliever at Triple-A Charlotte last year, he earned a spot on the 40-man roster in November.

Though Foster primarily worked with a fastball and slider as an amateur, his changeup has become his best pitch in pro ball and helped him limit left-handers to a .198/.249/.288 line in 2018-19. He works with a four-seam fastball that sits at 90-93 mph, peaks at 95 and has some riding life to keep it off barrels. His low-80s slider is the third pitch in his arsenal.

While Foster can't overpower hitters, he's not afraid to challenge them. He consistently throws strikes and has some of the best pitchability among the system's relief prospects. He has the ceiling of a seventh-inning role and should make his big league debut in 2020.



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 397 61 8 13.1 86.7 16.7 47.5 .266 .502 .233 .346 .478 37.7 30.6 7.1 2.45 4.79
ALL 397 61 8 13.1 86.7 16.7 47.5 .266 .502 .233 .346 .478 37.7 30.6 7.1
MLB 43517 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .416 .317 .322 .378 34.9 21.8 8.3

Rankings



Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/29/2020 Chicago White Sox recalled RHP Matt Foster from White Sox Alternate Training Site.
07/14/2020 RHP Matt Foster assigned to White Sox Alternate Training Site from Charlotte Knights.
03/06/2020 Chicago White Sox optioned RHP Matt Foster to Charlotte Knights.
11/20/2019 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of Matt Foster from Charlotte Knights.
04/29/2019 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
02/24/2019 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Chicago White Sox.
06/21/2018 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
04/05/2018 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis Intimidators.
03/03/2018 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Chicago White Sox.
08/23/2017 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Kannapolis Intimidators from Winston-Salem Dash.
07/25/2017 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis Intimidators.
06/22/2017 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Kannapolis Intimidators from Great Falls Voyagers.
08/13/2016 RHP Matt Foster assigned to Great Falls Voyagers from AZL White Sox.
06/20/2016 RHP Matt Foster assigned to AZL White Sox.
06/18/2016 Chicago White Sox signed RHP Matt Foster.