Projected stats for the rest of the season as calculated by Steamer, which uses past performance and aging trends to develop a future projection for players.
It also uses pitch tracking data to help forecast pitchers.
He was viewed as the top defensive shortstop prospect in the draft with a rocket arm and questionable skills at the plate.
Scouted by Tim Mc William and scouting director Bill Gayton, Bush signed in June for a club-record .15 million and made his pro debut that summer.
In a draft with no perceived true top pick, the San Diego Padres opted to select a local pick who was likely to sign early and for a reasonable bonus.Read More After signing with the Rays in January 2010, he spent the next two months at the Winning Inning Baseball Academy in Clearwater, Fla., where he was employed, worked out and lived in the same room where Josh Hamilton resided just before returning to professional baseball in 2006... COL, and allowed 5 of 18 (27.8%) inherited runners to score…opponents hit just .149 (7-47) with RISP…When the Padres drafted Matt with the first overall pick in the 2004 June Draft, he became the second San Diego native to be selected by the Padres with their top pick..1979, the Padres selected catcher and current Oakland A's manager Bob Geren 24th overall out of Clairemont (Calif.) High School... entered all appearances in the 7th-or-later…entered game with Texas ahead or tied in 45 of 58 outings…had no errors in 18 total chances…had contract purchased from Frisco on 5/13 and posted 1.02 ERA (2 ER/17.2 IP) over 1st 19 ML outings through 6/22…gave up career-high 4 R and 2 HR in blown Spent the season with Double-A Montgomery and worked out of the Biscuits bullpen, going 5-3 with 5 saves...Today, Bush, after sitting out of organized baseball the past four years, playing only for his prison softball team, has blossomed into the most remarkable comeback story in all of baseball.Bush, sober for four years and two months, with just 17 minor-league innings before making his major-league debut on May 13, he has been a savior for the Rangers’ bullpen.had a 6.41 ERA (26.2-IP, 19-ER) with 15 BB before the All-Star break (19 apps)... Finished the season on a streak of 8 straight scoreless apps (11-IP), recording 20 SO in that span.Spent the season with Class-A Charlotte but was limited by injuries to 10 appearances - 6 with the Stone Crabs and 4 with the Gulf Coast League Rays on a rehabilitation stint. pitched to a combined 3.37 ERA (13.2-IP, 5-ER) with 20 strikeouts and 3 walks. Has fanned 42 percent of the batters (36 of 86) he has faced since converting from shortstop to pitcher in 2007..averaged 15.19 SO/9 IP (21.1-IP, 36-SO) in his career. Began the season at the Rays extended spring training camp ... it was his first game action in nearly three years ... his longest outing was 2 innings, twice, matching his career high...earned a GCL win with 2 scoreless innings over the Twins on Aug 10 ...Read More Projected stats for the rest of the season as calculated by Steamer, which uses past performance and aging trends to develop a future projection for players. OBP (8th, .244), WHIP (9th, 0.941), holds (10th, 22), ERA (15th, 2.48) in his 1st major league action…the 7 relief wins tied Tony Barnette (and Keone Kela in 2015) for 4th-most by a rookie in Texas history, trailing only Danny Patterson (10 in 1997), Jeff Zimmerman (9 in 1999), and Mitch Williams (8 in 1986)… averaged 8.90 SO per 9 innings, 5th-best ever by a qualifying rookie reliever for Texas…his 15 games finished were T3rdmost on the Texas staff…It also uses pitch tracking data to help forecast pitchers. went 1-for-4 in save chances, lone save on 8/10 vs.His 20 season were disappointments as he failed to produce much offensively.He hit .268/.333/.310 in 21 games for the 2006 Fort Wayne Wizards but was rated as having the best infield arm in the Midwest League by Baseball America.You know the ones—the mom scolds her kids for dumping their leftover cell phone minutes like freezer-burned leftovers or faded clothes.Even years ago, you could see Matt perfecting his deadpan humor.Some of the people want to go to the game just to give people a hard time.