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Matt CappsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2005-2012
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-594Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Dicus Capps
Height6-2Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 3,1983 [34.263]PlaceDouglasville,Georgia
High SchoolAlexander (Douglasville,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 7th round (193rd overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$155,000Signing ScoutsJack PowellService Time7.017 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2006-PIT-#10
MLB DebutSeptember 16,2005 [22.013]
OrganizationsPIT [8] MIN [3] CLE [2] WAS [1] ARI [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID21475Retrosheet IDcappm001MLBAM ID448165
Pitch Repertoire 2-Seam Fastball (53.51%) -- Fastball (22.27%) -- Slider (17.53%) -- Changeup (6.69%)
Fastball Velocity [2012] - 92.30 - [2011] - 92.80 - [2010] - 93.89
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts48Walks78Hittable46SO/BB76vsPower46Hitting0Durability56Team.469Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002Gulf Coast PiratesGCLRkpit-Rel18100.69707004113.013210681001.469.00--4.155.541.331.000-
2003Gulf Coast PiratesGCLRkpit-ST19511.8710100100062.240161319541000.785.740.141.297.766.00.833-
2003Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+pit-ST19005.4011000005.03330450001.405.40--7.209.001.25--
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0512.1311110100067.2431916113591000.835.720.131.737.854.54.8332.06
2004Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-pit31ST20354.8511110000065.084433574331001.3511.630.970.554.578.25.375-
2004Hickory CrawdadsSALApit-S/R202310.071284001042.0825547816270002.3317.571.713.435.791.69.400-
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0586.90231940010107.016698821520601001.7413.961.261.685.053.00.3854.31
2005Hickory CrawdadsSALApit-R/CL21342.523503500271453.247151505392000.977.88--0.846.547.80.429-
2005Altoona CurveEastAApit-Rel21022.70170170012720.0218621260101.109.450.900.4511.7026.00.000-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--R/CL0362.575205200392173.268232126652101.008.310.240.737.9410.83.3331.85
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit62Rel21004.5040400004.05220030011.2511.25----6.750.00-2.27
2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit55Rel22913.79850850015180.28137341212564031.159.041.341.346.254.67.9004.25
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit55R/CL23472.287607600471879.0642220516641031.017.290.571.827.294.00.3643.16
2008Gulf Coast PiratesGCLRkpit-ST24000.0022000002.02100020001.009.00----9.000.00--
2008Altoona CurveEastAApit-Rel24000.0030300003.00000150000.33----3.0015.005.00--
2008Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit-Rel24000.0010100001.20000310001.80----16.205.400.33--
2008Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0000.0062400006.22100480000.902.70--5.4010.802.00-2.53
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit55R/CL24233.024904900392153.247201855390020.977.880.840.846.547.80.4003.28
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit55CL25485.805705700502754.07336351017460031.6612.091.662.827.622.71.3334.90
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas55CL26332.744704700432646.051201459380001.309.980.981.767.434.22.5003.43
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin55R/CL26202.002702700231627.0247618211001.198.000.332.677.002.631.0002.89
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin55R/CL27474.256906900351565.26631311013341041.209.051.371.784.662.62.3644.75
2012Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-S/R28100.0021100002.01100010000.504.50----4.500.001.000-
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin55R/CL28143.683003000291429.028131254183001.098.591.531.235.524.50.2004.49
2013Columbus ClippersILAAAcle55Rel29001.2960600307.06111130001.007.711.291.293.863.00--
2014Arizona IndiansArizRkcle57S/R30007.2042200005.06541240001.6010.801.803.607.202.00--
2016Reno AcesPCLAAAari55Rel32405.15391380018350.2543429721472001.489.591.243.738.352.241.000-
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter29333.52444044400281138437.24391881725384319100161.198.991.081.726.533.80.4680.80
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter19154.1715036114106525330.235918415427732557101.309.710.731.976.903.49.559-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter404.55461450021358.0603530825512001.439.101.213.797.742.041.000-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter022.35200200012723.0218622310101.008.220.780.7812.1315.50.000-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter103.8632100007.04430460001.145.14--5.147.711.501.000-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter575.834783900281495.21297062821662001.5712.140.751.986.213.14.417-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter354.8511110000065.084433574331001.3511.630.970.554.578.25.375-
Rk Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter611.9623149104182.2612418217682000.946.640.221.857.404.00.857-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter19193.6127102710015167270.2270117109325020850121.188.941.061.666.894.16.500-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7113.611260126008745121.111851491625735041.178.701.181.845.392.92.389-
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter332.744704700432646.051201459380001.309.980.981.767.434.22.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15173.5222202220014169220.0220948627421605081.198.991.081.726.533.80.4690.80
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13104.17992475104317220.023712210218481695101.309.710.731.976.903.49.565-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit55p22822100000001100000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.500.23633.3333.331.000.000.000.00
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit55p237210100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.8960.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit55p24481000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas55p26451000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2016Reno AcesPCLAAAari55p32243000001000100001.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2475110000001300000.200.333.200.533106.500.000.200.00016.6750.003.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter243000001000100001.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter243000001000100001.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2024110000001200000.250.400.250.650105.500.000.250.00020.0040.002.000.000.000.00
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter451000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623110000001200000.200.333.200.533104.500.000.200.00016.6750.003.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16220000007000700007.000.000.000.0000020.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2002Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit18P7---1--111.0000.14------7100.011.7
2003Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit19P10--25-2771.0000.70------10100.017.9
2003Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit19P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2004Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-pit20P11--69-115151.0001.36------11100.014.9
2004Hickory Crawdads SALApit20P12--741-1211.9170.92------12100.08.6
2005Hickory Crawdads SALApit21P35--87-215151.0000.43------35100.026.1
2005Altoona Curve EastAApit21P17--11--221.0000.12------17100.012.0
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit21P4-4-2--221.0000.500.50-----4100.02.5
2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22P85-804102-1614.8750.160.18-----85100.052.5
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23P76-7918--991.0000.120.11-----76100.046.9
2008Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit24P2---------------2100.03.6
2008Altoona Curve EastAApit24P3---------------3100.02.1
2008Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit24P1---------------1100.00.7
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24P49-5323--551.0000.100.09-----49100.030.2
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P57-544511109.9000.160.17-----57100.035.4
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas26P47-4615--661.0000.130.13-----47100.029.0
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26P27-2723-1551.0000.190.19-----27100.016.7
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P69-65312--15151.0000.220.23-----69100.042.6
2012Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min28P2---------------2100.01.5
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P30-2911--221.0000.070.073-100.0-30100.018.5
2013Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle29P6---------------6100.04.2
2014Arizona Indians ArizRkcle30P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.07.5
2016Reno Aces PCLAAAari32P39--11-1221.0000.05------39100.027.1
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P444-4371849327067.9570.150.153-100.0-4440.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P46--11-1221.0000.04------460.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P20--11--221.0000.10------200.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P3---1--111.0000.33------30.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P47--1511122726.9630.55------470.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P11--69-115151.0001.36------110.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P23--27-2991.0000.39------230.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2002Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit187----------
2003Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit1910----------
2003Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit191----------
2004Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-pit2011----------
2004Hickory Crawdads SALApit2012----------
2005Hickory Crawdads SALApit2135----------
2005Altoona Curve EastAApit2117----------
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit214----------
2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2285----------
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2376----------
2008Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit242----------
2008Altoona Curve EastAApit243----------
2008Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit241----------
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2449----------
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2557----------
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas2647----------
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2627----------
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2769----------
2012Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min282----------
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2830----------
2013Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle296----------
2014Arizona Indians ArizRkcle304----------
2016Reno Aces PCLAAAari3239----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB22001.1380800328.0511104000.635.631.130.004.5001.13.000
2007Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB23008.6490900418.11288118001.6012.961.081.088.648.008.64.000
2008Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB24012.0890900208.2952016001.229.350.001.046.236.005.19.000
2009Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25000.0001-1001313.01100200000.857.621.380.000.0000.00.000
2010Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26017.7112012000011.2171010279102.1413.111.545.406.941.297.71.000
2010Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB26009.0010100101.02110000002.0018.000.000.000.0009.00.000
2011Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27000.0010010000010.0820009000.807.200.000.008.1001.80.000
2012Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28015.2512012003012.01477416011.2510.503.000.754.506.005.25.000
2013Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB29002.5770700117.0522134001.146.431.293.865.141.332.57.000
2015Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB31019.0020200002.0422010102.5018.000.004.500.000.009.00.000
2016Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB32000.0010100111.0100020003.009.000.0018.000.000.000.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 10 yrs043.53701690015881.7863732111646211.259.481.211.765.072.884.08.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs009.0010100101.0211000002.0018.000.000.000.0009.00.000

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2003Gulf Coast League All-Star (SP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-11-07PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency33.065  
2016-05-01PArizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list32.241Team Roster on 2016-05-01
2016-04-18PArizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured32.228Team Roster on 2016-04-18
2016-04-15PArizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Reno (AAA)32.225Team Roster on 2016-04-15
2016-02-28PArizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract32.178Team Roster on 2016-02-28
2015-05-01PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Braves31.241  
2015-04-13PAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.223Team Roster on 2015-04-13
2015-04-07PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Braves31.217  
2015-02-11PAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.161Team Roster on 2015-02-11
2014-11-08PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.066  
2014-09-29PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list31.026Team Roster on 2014-09-29
2014-09-01PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Assigned to Columbus (AAA)30.364Team Roster on 2014-09-01
2014-08-07PCleveland IndiansArizona Indians (Rk)-DL-7InjuredAssigned to AZL Indians (Rk) for rehab30.339Team Roster on 2014-08-07
2014-04-14PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured30.224Team Roster on 2014-04-14
2013-10-17PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-Minors--Re-signed to minor league contract30.044Team Roster on 2013-10-17
2013-09-19PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL30.016Team Roster on 2013-09-19
2013-04-25PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Right shoulder inflammation29.235Team Roster on 2013-04-25
2013-04-07PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Columbus (AAA)29.217Team Roster on 2013-04-07
2013-03-26PCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract29.205Team Roster on 2013-03-26
2013-03-25PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Indians29.204  
2013-02-01PCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract29.151Team Roster on 2013-02-01
2012-10-29PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency29.056  
2012-09-25RPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.022Team Roster on 2012-09-25
2012-07-17RPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right rotator cuff irritation28.318Team Roster on 2012-07-17
2012-07-13RPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.314Team Roster on 2012-07-13
2012-07-09RPMinnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Fort Myers (A+) for rehab28.310Team Roster on 2012-07-09
2012-06-25RPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder discomfort28.296Team Roster on 2012-06-25
2011-12-05RPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($4.5m) Club option for 201328.093Team Roster on 2011-12-05
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-12-07ContractSigned by Twins 
2011-10-30Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-07-30TradeTraded by Nationals to Twins for Wilson Ramos and Joe Testa 
2009-06-24ContractSigned by Nationals 
2008-08-23InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-07-02InjuredDisabled -- Bursitis in right shoulder 
2002-07-08Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2002Pittsburgh Pirates-18155,000-------155,000Signing Bonus out of 2002 Draft (7th round - 193rd overall)
2005Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll21300,000-79441-2,189,055300,000455,000
2006Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll22327,000-74238-2,365,072327,000782,000
2007Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll23401,000-57722282,459,737380,0001,183,000
2008Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll24435,500-51715432,696,252390,0001,618,500
2009Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll252,425,000-2947642,746,792400,0004,043,500
2010Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll263,500,000-2371074++2,812,412400,0007,543,500
2010Washington NationalsTeam Payroll263,500,000-237674++2,812,412400,0007,543,500
2011Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll277,150,000-122687++2,722,607414,00014,693,500
2012Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll284,500,000-206777++2,954,887480,00019,193,5002011-12-05 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($4.5m) Club option for 2013
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red