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Matt PurkeTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2016-2016
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-173Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Taylor Purke
Height6-3Weight175BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 17,1990 [28.095]PlaceSpring,Texas
High SchoolKlein (Klein,TX)
CollegeTexas Christian University (Fort Worth,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Washington Nationals [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (96th overall) of the 2011 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 2009 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$4,400,000Signing ScoutsEd GustafsonService Time0.114 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-WAS-#7 ... 2013-WAS-#10
MLB DebutMay 20,2016 [25.307]
OrganizationsWAS [4] CHA [2] NYN [1] Awards7
TBC Player ID148535Retrosheet IDpurkm001MLBAM ID545357
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (46.58%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (25.47%) -- Slider (12.73%) -- Splitter (10.56%) -- Changeup (3.42%) -- Curveball (1.24%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 92.38
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts59Walks33Hittable49SO/BB40vsPower49Hitting0Durability56Team.507Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2010Texas ChristianMWCNCAA-1Fr47ST191603.02201821000116.09148396341427601.077.040.462.6310.994.181.000-
2011Texas ChristianMWCNCAA-1So47ST20511.7111110000052.2362010220619001.066.150.343.4210.423.05.833-
2012Hagerstown SunsSALAwas-ST21025.87330000015.0151110112143001.768.800.597.048.221.17.000-
2013Hagerstown SunsSALAwasST22112.48660000029.0259837411001.107.760.932.1712.725.86.500-
2013Potomac NationalsCaroA+wasST22534.4312120000061.0673630318419101.399.890.442.666.052.28.625-
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0643.8018180000090.09245386258210101.309.200.602.508.203.28.600-
2014Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas40ST23168.04880000031.0423228518222101.9112.061.445.176.321.22.143-
2015Hagerstown SunsSALAwas37ST24233.03880000032.234161119211101.329.370.282.485.792.33.400-
2015Potomac NationalsCaroA+was38ST24000.0011000005.01000020000.201.80----3.600.00--
2015Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas30S/R24136.291055000024.033211727191001.6412.210.742.597.032.71.250-
2015Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--S/R0364.0619145000061.1683728316422101.359.870.442.326.102.63.333-
2016Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha47Rel25003.52261250014238.03020154233810001.387.040.945.408.921.65--
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha64Rel25015.5012012007018.0201211012152001.7810.00--6.007.501.25.0003.48
2017Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha47Rel26453.8448048005065.2612928428808101.368.360.553.8410.962.86.444-
2018Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAnynRel27227.1438038005146.25438372374211101.9510.410.397.148.101.14.500-
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter015.5012012007018.0201211012152001.7810.00--6.007.501.25.0000.33
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter16254.741604411600243347.03622121842515932046501.499.330.644.108.242.01.390-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter674.78112111100243149.21458780108816029201.558.660.605.269.561.82.462-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter297.2818135000055.2755345725413101.8012.131.134.046.631.64.182-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter534.0913130000066.0683630318439101.309.270.412.455.862.39.625-
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter363.3917170000076.1743629528765101.328.650.583.278.882.71.333-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2112.61312921000168.1127684985420316601.076.760.432.8810.813.76.955-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter015.5012012007018.0201211012152001.7810.00--6.007.501.25.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings0125.50147014700860220.0244147134014718324001.7810.00--6.007.501.25.0000.33
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10164.74101287300152220.02281341161610020229301.499.330.644.108.242.01.385-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2014Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas40p2345000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2015Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas30p2421100000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2018Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAnyn27221000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter287100000000301000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter221000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter66100000000301000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162416000000001706000.000.000.000.0000046.000.000.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2012Hagerstown Suns SALAwas21P3--131-54.8001.33------3100.02.1
2013Hagerstown Suns SALAwas22P6---31-43.7500.50------6100.04.4
2013Potomac Nationals CaroA+was22P12--1112-1412.8571.00------12100.08.6
2014Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas23P8---71-87.8750.88------8100.05.6
2015Hagerstown Suns SALAwas24P8--251-87.8750.88------8100.05.8
2015Potomac Nationals CaroA+was24P2---------------1200.01.4
2015Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas24P10--47211311.8461.10------10100.07.0
2016Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha25P26--351-98.8890.31------26100.018.1
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25P12-18-3-1331.0000.250.171-100.0-12100.07.4
2017Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26P48--16--771.0000.15------48100.033.8
2018Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn27P38---51-65.8330.13------38100.027.1
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12-18-3-1331.0000.250.171-100.0-120.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P112--4162-2220.9090.18------1120.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P18--414312118.8571.00------180.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P14--1112-1412.8570.86------140.00.0
A Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P17--3113-1714.8240.82------170.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2012Hagerstown Suns SALAwas213----------
2013Hagerstown Suns SALAwas226----------
2013Potomac Nationals CaroA+was2212----------
2014Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas238----------
2015Hagerstown Suns SALAwas248----------
2015Potomac Nationals CaroA+was242----------
2015Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas2410----------
2016Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha2526----------
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2512----------
2017Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha2648----------
2018Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn2738----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2011Scottsdale ScorpionsArizona Fall LgMinor200013.5071600007.1121111135002.1114.731.233.686.141.6713.50.000
2012Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB21102.7020200003.1511113101.9413.502.702.708.103.002.701.000
2013Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor22313.91660000023.02011100917001.267.830.003.526.651.894.30.750
2014Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB230011.8130300005.11077033202.5516.880.005.065.061.0011.81.000
2016Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB25000.0040400204.2400045001.907.710.007.719.641.250.00.000
2017Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB26002.2570700008.01022148101.7511.251.134.509.002.002.25.000
2018New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27003.6060600205.0722043102.2012.600.007.205.400.753.60.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs316.231376000030.332222111222001.459.490.303.566.531.836.53.750
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs104.1022022004026.336121221622501.9712.300.685.477.521.384.101.000

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2009High School All-American - 3rd Team (LHP)1
20101st Team College Freshman All-American (SP) ... 2nd Team College All-American (SP) ... College Freshman of the Year ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (P) ... Mountain West Conference All-Conference Team (P) ... Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year6

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-08-06PNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured28.020Team Roster on 2018-08-06
2018-05-07PNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-Minors--Reinstated to active roster27.294Team Roster on 2018-05-07
2018-05-04PNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-Restricted--Placed on temporarily inactive list27.291Team Roster on 2018-05-04
2018-04-03PNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Las Vegas (AAA)27.260Team Roster on 2018-04-03
2017-11-17PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract27.123Team Roster on 2017-11-17
2017-11-07PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency27.113  
2016-12-21PChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors26.157Team Roster on 2016-12-21
2016-12-13PChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment26.149Team Roster on 2016-12-13
2016-06-30PChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Charlotte (AAA)25.348Team Roster on 2016-06-30
2016-05-14PChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors25.301Team Roster on 2016-05-14
2016-04-25PChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Charlotte (AAA)25.282Team Roster on 2016-04-25
2016-04-23PChicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Birmingham (AA)25.280Team Roster on 2016-04-23
2016-04-07PChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Charlotte (AAA)25.264Team Roster on 2016-04-07
2015-12-15PChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract25.151Team Roster on 2015-12-15
2015-11-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency25.124  
2015-08-28PWashington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list25.042Team Roster on 2015-08-28
2015-08-25PWashington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured25.039Team Roster on 2015-08-25
2015-07-25PWashington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Harrisburg (AA)25.008Team Roster on 2015-07-25
2015-07-08PWashington NationalsPotomac (A+)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Potomac (A+)24.356Team Roster on 2015-07-08
2015-05-28PWashington NationalsHagerstown (A)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list24.315Team Roster on 2015-05-28
2015-04-11PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured24.268Team Roster on 2015-04-11
2014-11-18PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract24.124Team Roster on 2014-11-18
2014-11-15PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Nationals24.121  
2014-11-01PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL24.107Team Roster on 2014-11-01
2014-07-25PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Left elbow surgery24.008Team Roster on 2014-07-25
2014-07-25PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Harrisburg (AA)24.008Team Roster on 2014-07-25
2014-05-24PWashington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Injured23.311Team Roster on 2014-05-24
2014-04-12PWashington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Harrisburg (AA)23.269Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2013-10-08PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Potomac (A+)23.083Team Roster on 2013-10-08
2013-07-03PWashington NationalsPotomac (A+)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Potomac (A+)22.351Team Roster on 2013-07-03
2013-05-29PWashington NationalsHagerstown (A)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Hagerstown (A)22.316Team Roster on 2013-05-29
2013-03-06PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Hagerstown (A)22.232Team Roster on 2013-03-06
2013-03-06PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YMinorsContractSigned to minor league contract22.232Team Roster on 2013-03-06
2012-11-12PWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActive--22.118Team Roster on 2012-11-12
2012-10-08PWashington NationalsHagerstown (A)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL22.083Team Roster on 2012-10-08
2012-06-13PWashington NationalsHagerstown (A)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Injured21.331Team Roster on 2012-06-13
2012-05-25PWashington NationalsHagerstown (A)YMinors--21.312Team Roster on 2012-05-25
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-08-15ContractSigned by Nationals 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2011Washington Nationals-204,400,000-------4,400,000Signing Bonus out of 2011 Draft (3rd round - 96th overall)
2016Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll25507,5000.11477137-3,498,245507,5004,907,5002015-12-15 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* 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