Matt Bush

Matt Bush #51

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 9" /180
  • Age: 32


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Matt Bush 2017 Stats

57 3-4 3.78 52.1 58 1.45

Matt Bush MLB Career Stats

115 10-6 3.08 114.0 119 1.18

Matt Bush Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Brian Bush
  • Nickname: Matty Ice
  • Born: 2/8/1986 in San Diego, CA
  • Draft: 2004, San Diego Padres, 1st rd. (1st overall)
  • High School: Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
  • Debut: 5/13/2016
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2017 Stats 3 4 3.78 57 0 10 52.1 58 1.45
MLB Career Stats 10 6 3.08 115 0 11 114.0 119 1.18
  • Status: Active

Matt Bush Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Rangers AL 348 Four-seam FB 97.3 97.02 2,538.93 6.22 84.75
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.21 92.86 2,253.22 6.18 87.27
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Rangers AL 348 Four-seam FB 97.3 97.02 2,538.93 6.22 84.75
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.21 92.86 2,253.22 6.18 87.27


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Matt Bush Stats

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Matt Bush Advanced Stats

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Matt Bush Awards

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Fort Wayne MID

Matt Bush Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2017 10 18th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2016 22 10th in AL

Matt Bush Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 10, 2017 Texas Rangers activated RHP Matt Bush from the 10-day disabled list.
August 21, 2017 Texas Rangers placed RHP Matt Bush on the 10-day disabled list. RIght MCL sprain.
May 13, 2016 Texas Rangers selected the contract of RHP Matt Bush from Frisco RoughRiders.
March 23, 2016 RHP Matt Bush assigned to Texas Rangers.
December 30, 2015 RHP Matt Bush assigned to Frisco RoughRiders.
December 18, 2015 Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Matt Bush to a minor league contract.
October 5, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays released RHP Matt Bush.
March 30, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Matt Bush on the restricted list.
March 18, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Matt Bush to Durham Bulls.
October 1, 2011 Matt Bush roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
September 7, 2011 Matt Bush assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
September 7, 2011 Durham Bulls activated RHP Matt Bush.
September 5, 2011 Matt Bush roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
March 11, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Matt Bush to Montgomery Biscuits.
November 6, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of Matt Bush from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
September 14, 2010 Matt Bush roster status changed by Charlotte Stone Crabs.
August 20, 2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Matt Bush on the 7-day disabled list.
August 14, 2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs activated RHP Matt Bush from the 7-day disabled list.
July 29, 2010 sent RHP Matt Bush on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
June 20, 2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Matt Bush on the 7-day disabled list. Left oblique strain
June 1, 2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs activated RHP Matt Bush from the 7-day disabled list.
May 7, 2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Matt Bush on the 7-day disabled list.
April 28, 2010 RHP Matt Bush assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
January 25, 2010 Durham Bulls signed free agent RHP Matt Bush.

Matthew Brian Bush Bio Info

Matthew Brian Bush… married the former Mary Claire Johnston on 11/18/17…signed by Padres scout Tim McWilliams…batted .450 (55-123) with 11 doubles, one triple, 11 HR, 35 RBI and 12 SB in his senior season at Mission Bay (Calif.) High School, leading the Buccaneers to a 2nd San Diego Section Division III championship in 3 years… split his time between shortstop and the mound, where he compiled a 9-1 record with a 0.42 ERA (5 ER/66.0 IP) and 91 strikeouts as a pitcher...set several state records during his prep career at Mission Bay, including hits (211) and runs scored (196)...also finished with 24 career homers…was first team All-America as a senior and a second team selection following his junior season after batting .458 (54-118) with 8 HR, 34 RBI and 21 SB…named the Best Defensive Infielder and Best Arm among high school eligible players in Baseball America 's annual Best Tools survey of the top 100 prospects entering the draft.


Despite being sidelined by a pair of health issues, still ranked 2nd on the staff in games (57), games finished (22), and saves (10) in his sophomore season…posted a 3.78 ERA that was over one-and-a-quarter runs higher than last year (2.48)… his 10.0 SO/9 was an improvement over his rookie season (8.9), but had higher BB/9 (3.3), HR/9 (1.2) and WHIP (1.452), with the WHIP figure being over 500 points higher than 2016 (0.941)… went 10-for-15 in save chances, with team-high 5 blown saves ranking T10th-most in A.L…served as club's primary closer from late April through end of June…converted 8 of 9 chances from 4/23-6/13, but was 2-for-last-5 in save tries, with last save chance being blown save on 6/30 at CWS…allowed runs in 2 of 1st 3 outings, then had a 0.00 ERA (2 R-0 ER/15.0 IP) over 16 outings from 4/16-5/30 to lower season figure to 0.96…final 38 outings beg. 5/31: 5.35 ERA (20 ER/33.2 IP), .297/.370/.493/.863 opp. slash with 6 HR allowed. INJURIES // Had an injection in his right AC joint on 4/12 and did not pitch 4/10-15…was on the disabled list from 8/21-9/9 with a right knee MCL sprain suffered in a collision with Joey Gallo while catching a popup on 8/20 vs. CWS.


Ranked among the A.L. relief leaders in opp. OPS (4th, .525), wins (T5th, 7), opp. SLG (7th, .281), opp. 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)…his 22 holds were 2nd among Rangers (Diekman-26)… averaged 8.90 SO per 9 innings, 5th-best ever by a qualifying rookie reliever for Texas…his 15 games finished were T3rd-most on the Texas staff… entered all appearances in the 7th-or-later…entered game with Texas ahead or tied in 45 of 58 outings… 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 save on 7/27 vs. OAK…beginning 8/24, compiled 1.40 ERA (3 ER/19.1 IP) in last 17 appearances, including 11.1 scoreless innings in last 10 outings starting 9/9… pitched twice in big league spring games for Texas, both in Surprise: 3/23 vs. CHC (2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO, 25 pitches) and 3/27 vs. ARI (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 20 pitches)…went 0-2, 2.65 (5 ER/17.0 IP) with 0.765 WHIP in 12 relief appearances with Frisco (AA), converting all 5 save chances in his first regular season action since 2011

2011 Spent the season with Double-A Montgomery and worked out of the Biscuits bullpen, going 5-3 with 5 saves...Posted a 13.8 SO/9 IP ratio with 77 SO in 50.1 IP...his 77 SO ranked 3rd among Southern League relievers...recorded multiple strikeouts in 23 of his 36 apps...had 3 or more strikeouts in 12 of his 36 apps...Had a 3.04 ERA (23.2-IP, 8-ER) with 35 SO and only 9 BB after the All-Star break (17 apps)... had a 6.41 ERA (26.2-IP, 19-ER) with 15 BB before the All-Star break (19 apps)...Recorded 4 or more outs in 19 of his 36 apps...Finished the season on a streak of 8 straight scoreless apps (11-IP), recording 20 SO in that span. 2010 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...has averaged 15.19 SO/9 IP (21.1-IP, 36-SO) in his career. ...Began the season at the Rays extended spring training camp ... assigned to Charlotte and made his debut on April 29 vs. St. Lucie (Mets) ... it was his first game action in nearly three years ... fanned the first two hitters then allowed a home run, the only homer he has allowed as a pro. ... Held opponents to a .173 average (9-for-52) ... 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 ... saved Charlotte's 1-0, 12-inning win over Daytona (Cubs) on June 4. ... Spent a month on the DL with right arm soreness, missing the majority of May ... after the season underwent surgery on his right radial nerve (upper arm) by Dr. Koco Eaton in St. Petersburg ... in addition, spent nearly 2 months (June 20-Aug 14) on the DL with a left oblique strain, and appeared in 4 games with the GCL Rays on a rehabilitation assignment before his return to Charlotte.