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Mat Latos (SP)

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Mat Latos gets roughed up

Fri, Sep 4th 1:38am EDT
By Stan Son

Mat Latos returned to the starting rotation and was rudely welcomed back by the San Diego Padres. Latos allowed four earned runs and eight hits in four innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out three. 40-of-54 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Latos is not fantasy relevant. If you need to use him at this critical time of the season, may the force be with you.

 

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Mat Latos was not able to get out of the fifth inning Saturday night against the Cubs. He allowed two earned runs, four hits, walked three, and struck out five. 51-of-86 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: After getting shelved for two weeks, Latos returned to the rotation and kept the Dodgers in the game. As for fantasy relevance, I don't think he can be trusted. Since coming to the Dodgers, Latos has not been able to pitch deep into games and is walking batters while not racking up strikeouts.

 

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Mat Latos's turn in the rotation will be skipped. He is being sent to the bullpen for 10-11 days. Alex Wood starts tomorrow. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Latos has been terrible since arriving in LA. He's obviously too risky to utilize for fantasy.

 

The Cincinnati Reds tagged Mat Latos for four earned runs (five runs) on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings Thursday night. Latos walked one and struck out seven. 55-of-85 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Since arriving in LA, Latos has allowed 11 earned runs in 14 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts. Not the performance that the Dodgers were hoping for when they acquired him from the Marlins. It's been a very inconsistent season for Latos, as he's had stretches of dominance and utter futility. His mental weakness and inconsistency makes him tough to trust in the fantasy stretch run.

 

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The Pirates tagged Mat Latos for six earned runs in the first three innings Saturday afternoon. The big blow was serving up a three-run home run to Francisco Liriano, the opposing pitcher. Latos allowed seven hits, walked one, and did not record a strikeout. 52-of-78 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Latos has always had talent but struggles with bouts of mental weakness. Nine of 17 starts on the season have been quality starts. Unfortunately, he's allowed more than five runs in four starts. Since returning from the DL in June, Latos has pitched very well, but there's been two starts allowing five plus runs. Latos can be a viable fantasy option as he strikes out eight batters per nine innings. Just don't be surprised at the occassional blowup.

 

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Mat Latos pitched six innings and allowed one earned run on four hits Sunday against the Angels. He walked one, but only struck out one. 52-of-80 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers bullpen let him down as he left the game in-line for the win. That shouldn't be a frequent occurrence, though, so wins should aplenty with the good Dodgers defense and offense behind him.

 

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Mat Latos expected to start Sunday

Thu, Jul 30th 10:11pm EDT
By Stan Son

Newly acquired Mat Latos is slated to start Sunday for the Dodgers. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Latos has been good since returning from the disabled list. He remains in the National League, so the adjustment period shouldn't be too bad. The Dodgers sport a good defense and offense which could elevate his fantasy stock. Also, being around Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke can only be a good thing.

 

The Miami Marlins traded right handed starter Mat Latos to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday as part of a three team deal. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Latos' fantasy value should improve a bit given that he will be playing for a much better team that will play much more meaningful games. He should slide right into the rotation and as long as he continues the success he has had since returning from the DL, he could be a solid fantasy piece.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos put together a quality start on Sunday, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Latos didn't walk anyone in what was almost certainly his last start in a Marlins uniform. His Marlins career likely ends with a 4.48 ERA, although he has been much better lately.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos pitched a brilliant game, securing a win and a quality start. He tossed seven innings and allowed no runs on four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Latos boosted his trade value in what may be his last start as a Marlin. He had a very tough start to the year, but has been excellent of late, stringing together a 1.35 ERA over his past three starts.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos will be scratched from Saturday's start with a foot issue. Lefty Adam Conley will be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to take his place. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Latos seems to be the prime target for other teams ahead of the July 31st trade deadline, but this move is strictly due to injury. It is unclear for now whether or not he will require another DL stint.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed only one run on one hit over seven innings but was saddled with the loss as the Fish couldn't score a run.

Fantasy Impact: He struck out seven and walked two. The only run he allowed came on his own wild pitch in the first inning. Latos has looked much better since returning from the Disabled List and may be an interesting trade chip for competitors before the July 31st deadline.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos earned a quality start on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Latos did not allow a walk and one of the runs was unearned. He was pitching fairly well but was lifted for a pinch hitter despite having thrown only 90 pitches. It was the first of several questionable moves made by Marlins manager Dan Jennings in this game.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos had a strangely ineffective start on Wednesday, pitching seven innings and allowing only three hits and two walks, but allowing all five base runners to score.

Fantasy Impact: Latos struck out three but allowed a two-run home run and a three-run home run. His velocity looked good in the first inning, even touching 96, but he faded as the game went on. He has looked a bit better since returning from the DL, but should still only be an option in NL-only leagues.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos pitched 5.2 innings, allowing nine hits and three runs while striking out six and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Latos missed the quality start by just one out, but he labored throughout the game, throwing 108 pitches, 69 for strikes. Latos looked excellent in his last outing but took a step back today.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos came off the DL to have his best start of the season, pitching seven innings and allowing only one run on four hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Latos struck out 11 and looked great all day. He had more zip on his fastball and more break on his soft stuff. Maybe the DL stint was all Latos needed to become the pitcher he was earlier in his career.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos was reinstated from the Disabled List after Friday's game. He had been on the DL with a knee injury. (Source: MarlinsBaseball.com on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Latos will return to the Marlins rotation and start Saturday's game against the Rockies. Fantasy owners should be careful with Latos and may want to let him get in a groove before adding him to their lineups.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos was placed on the 15-day Disabled List with left knee inflammation. (Source: MarlinsBaseball.com on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were probably ready to move on from Latos already, and now have an even easier excuse to do so. Latos has been mostly ineffective all season and has been banged up for a few years in a row now.

 

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Mat Latos roughed up again

Thu, May 21st 4:02pm EDT
By David A Marcillo

Miami Marlins pitcher Mat Latos was knocked around again on Thursday, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Latos did strike out seven, but he got hit hard and left the Marlins in a tough spot. His ERA has climbed up to 6.12 and with his continued diminished velocity, it may be time for fantasy owners to swallow their pride and let him go. Latos-intolerance is spreading.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos was knocked around for five runs on eight hits over three innings before leaving with an injury.

Fantasy Impact: Latos gave up a grand slam to Jace Peterson before leaving in the fourth after taking a Cameron Maybin liner off the leg. He reportedly has a "lower leg contusion" and is considered day-to-day. Fantasy owners may be beggining to feel Latos-intolerant, and today's start won't help make them feel any better.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed only one run and scattered seven hits over seven innings as he picked up his second consecutive quality start.

Fantasy Impact: Latos struck out five and didn't walk anyone. He has looked much better since a disastrous start to the season and may be beginning to show signs of being able to contribute in mixed leagues. The time to buy low may be coming to an end.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos continued to show improvement on Tuesday, pitching 6.1 innings, allowing only one run on two hits with six strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Latos walked five and only threw 60 of his 102 pitches for strikes, but he mostly hit his spots when he needed to and was difficult to hit hard when he got the ball over the plate. Latos picked up a win and a quality start and saw his ERA drop to 5.60.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos is not yet ruling out making his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Nationals. (Source: Manny Navarro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Latos injured his hamstring running out a single during his last start. Latos says his hamstring is "sore, not tight" and is waiting to see how his bullpen session goes before deciding if he will be able to take the mound as scheduled.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning with a left hamstring strain. He had pitched five innings, giving up three runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Latos came up limping after running out a single in the fifth inning and was replaced by a pinch runner. He is listed as day-to-day for now. If he misses a start, lefty Brad Hand may slide into the rotation for a turn.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos had another good start on Friday, pitching 6.1 innings while allowing two runs on six hits with only one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Latos struck out four and earned a quality start. He started off the game looking sharp and hitting 93 with his fastball, but the velocity tailed off quickly and he had trouble even reaching 90 by the fifth inning. Still, it was a step in the right direction for Latos, who may be inching his way toward fantasy relevance.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos showed more signs of improvement on Saturday, pitching five innings and allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Latos saw his ERA drop to 10.24 and might be a decent buy-extremely-low candidate, although his velocity was still down and he got some pretty loud outs. If you drafted him, you might as well hang on and see what happens, but he seems like a shell of his former self at least so far.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed three runs and five hits in four innings on Monday, getting the loss against the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Only two of the runs Latos allowed were earned, and he had to deal with a one hour rain delay before the game began followed by a 30 minute one in the middle of his outing. He looked significantly better than he did in his last outing in which he gave up seven runs and only got two outs, but he certainly still didn't look like the pitcher the Marlins wanted when they traded for him.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos was knocked around by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, allowing seven earned runs on six hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Fantasy Impact: Latos was pulled with two outs in the first inning. He had absolutely nothing on his pitches and gave the Braves lineup some extra batting practice before giving way to Brad Hand. Latos' ERA sits at 94.50. While it will obviously go down, today's outing was a bad sign for Latos' season as his fastball rarely reached 91 mph.

 

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Miami Marlins pitcher Mat Latos pitched well on Saturday, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing only 1 run on 6 hits. He struck out 3 and walked 2.

Fantasy Impact: Latos came back strong after a very rough start last time out. His Grapefruit League ERA dropped to a still awful 7.04, but he should be ready for the regular season. If he can get the velocity back that he lost last year, he can be an asset to a fantasy team. Keep an eye on the radar gun in his next start.

 

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Miami Marlins starter Mat Latos got roughed up by the New York Mets on Monday, allowing 9 runs on 8 hits in 3 innings. He walked 2 and struck out only 1.

Fantasy Impact: Latos simply didn't have it on Monday and gave up 8 runs in the 2nd inning before coming back for the 3rd and giving up one more. Latos should be a decent mixed league option this year as long as he stays healthy and this one bad outing isn't much to be concerned about.

 

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Miami Marlins right hander Mat Latos threw four innings on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals, allowing two runs on two hits with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Latos did not allow a walk in the game and was actually perfect through three innings before giving up both of the runs and hits in the fourth. If he is fully recovered from the injuries that sidelined him for much of 2014, Latos could be a great mixed league pitcher in 2015.

 

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Miami Marlins righty Mat Latos pitched 3 innings on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing 2 walks, 2 hits, and no runs while striking out 2.

Fantasy Impact: Latos made his Marlins debut after being pushed back a few times and throwing only simulated games. If healthy, Latos could put up huge numbers pitching in a pitcher friendly home park with a very pitcher friendly defensive outfield.

 

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Miami Marlins pitcher Mat Latos will miss his scheduled Grapefruit League debut on Monday and will instead pitch in a simulated game due to being "a little banged up" according to manager Mike Redmond. (Source: The Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Latos is coming off an injury filled season, so this is a bit worrying, although Redmond insists nothing is really wrong with Latos and that he should be fine for his next start. Always a talented arm, Latos can have a huge fantasy season as a member of the Marlins rotation if he remains healthy.

 

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The Miami Marlins won their arbitration case against Mat Latos in the MLB's first salary arbitration case to go to a hearing this year. Latos will receive the Marlins' offer of $9.4 million instead of his offer for $10.4 million. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Even $9.4 million is a bit too generous, considering that he made $7.25 million last season and put together a 5-5 record in 16 starts with the Reds in 2014. In October 2013, he also had surgery to remove two bone spurs in his pitching elbow and had another surgery on Feb. 14, 2014 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. After registering a 3.25 ERA in 2014, Latos didn't play after his Sept. 7 start due to a bone bruise on his pitching elbow. Latos is 60-45 with a 3.34 ERA over his six year career.

 

Pitcher Mat Latos and the Miami Marlins remained $1 million apart on arbitration deal negotiations. Mat Latos filed for $10.4 million, while the team filed for $9.4 million. (Source: Marlin Maniac)

Fantasy Impact: Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors projected Latos to earn only $8.4 million this year, so both of those figures seem high. Latos was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for prospects Anthony DeSclafani and Chad Wallach. Latos had a 3.25 ERA over 102 1/3 innings with 6.5 strikeouts and 2.3 walks per nine innings in 2014. Latos was good overall in 2014, but Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs had empirically concluded that Latos' pitch velocity is unlikely to ever return, so the heat he threw towards the beginning of his burgeoning MLB career seems to be gone for good. In 2012 and 2013, Latos struck out 8.0 hitters per nine innings, so the velocity dip last season reflects the decline in strikeouts. All things considered, the Marlins will win arbitration and Latos will earn $9.4 million in 2015. That salary would be fully covered by the Dodgers with the money they sent to Miami if Dan Haren can't be traded.

 

Marlins bring home Mat Latos

Sun, Dec 14th 12:17pm EST
By Jeff Rosenberg

Continuing their scale-up from 2014 to 2015, the Miami Marlins agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Reds on a trade that sends RHP Anthony DeScalfani and C Chad Wallach to Cincinnati in exchange for SP Mat Latos. Latos, a South Florida native who attended Coconut Creek High School and Broward Community College before being drafted by the San Diego Padres, enters his final season of arbitration and could be a free agent at the end of the 2015 season. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Jose Fernandez likely to miss most of the first half of the season Latos is a shoe-in to start the year as Miami's ace. Latos missed the first half of 2014 with issues in his right elbow, but finished the season going 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 74 Ks in 102.1 IP over 16 starts. A full offseason of rest coupled with a switch from the hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark to the spacious Marlins Stadium bodes well for an improved year for Latos. Latos projects as a Top 25 SP in 2015.

 

Mat Latos traded to Marlins

Fri, Dec 12th 12:51pm EST
By Jonathan Ebanks

The Miami Marlins acquired P Mat Latos in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Latos will likely enter the Marlins' rotation as their second starter for 2015. (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer)

Fantasy Impact: With Latos set to make over $10 million in 2015 and other Reds' pitchers Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, and Alfredo Simon about to hit the market, the Reds' needed to free up some funds to try and get back Cueto and Leake. Simon was also traded on Thursday and the Reds managed to save at least $17 million while getting five players in return in their dealings. Latos also gets to return home. The Coconut Creek, FL native played for Broward Community College in 2005 before the Padres drafted him in 2006. Expect Latos' fantasy value to rise a bit since he is leaving a hitters' park for a pitchers' park. He'll provide owners with mid-round value in 2015.