Matthew Boyd

Matthew Boyd

SP - DET
Age: 28College: Oregon StateBats: LThrows: L

Next Game

TEX @ DET
Wed, 6/26 7:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank P #36
Projection (?) 19.2 pts

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Through seven starts, as of May 7, Boyd boasts a 3.01 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 97 strikeouts, and 15 walks in 77.2 innings. He also resides in the top 10 of contact and swinging-strike rate by relying heavily on his wipeout slider. This may not be a fluke, as he punched out a batter per frame in 2018's second half. The Tigers lefty looks like an early favorite for the year's biggest waiver-wire addition who could finish as a top-20 starter like Patrick Corbin in 2018.

Boyd has emerged from relative obscurity to emerge as one of the better pitchers in the American League. Wins could be hard to come by on a rebuilding Tigers team, but with a pristine strikeout-to-walk ratio, Boyd's mid-3.00s ERA is as likely to go down as it is to go up.