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52 Matt Shoemaker SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 9/27/1986 | Birthplace: Wyandotte, MI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 89/72 | Average Draft Position: 389.17
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Matt Shoemaker set for MRI Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:09 am ET) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker will undergo an MRI on his side to determine the cause of him discomfort in his left rib cage, MLB.com reported Monday.

Shoemaker left his start Monday in the eighth inning with the discomfort, but it is not considered a serious issue at this point. It is not clear whether this is expected to impact his availability for his scheduled start against the Rangers Saturday.  


Matt Shoemaker stays dominant in win over M's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1:15 am ET) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker dominated the Mariners for the win Monday night, improving to 16-4 on the year. He allowed one run on five hits and no walk while striking out five over 7 2/3 innings of an 8-1 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 14 1/3 innings, Shoemaker has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 3.04 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 136 innings of work. His next start will come Saturday at home against Texas.

Matt Shoemaker wins his 15th game Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker won his 15th game Wednesday against the Rangers.

Shoemaker allowed one run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two and did not issue a walk during the outing. Shoemaker was excellent to begin the game, tossing six scoreless frames to open the start. He gave up his only run in his final inning. With two outs and two men on base, Shoemaker gave up a run-scoring single. He was pulled from the game at that point.

With the win, Shoemaker improved to 15-4. He'll take on the Mariners in his next start. 


Matt Shoemaker goes four innings Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker lasted just four innings Friday against the Twins.

Shoemaker allowed three runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out two and walked three during the outing. Shoemaker only tossed one scoreless inning over the start. A sac fly brought in a run during the first inning. In the second, Shoemaker gave up a leadoff home run to Oswaldo Arcia. He kept Minnesota off the board in the third, but gave up another run in the fourth inning. Shoemaker was pulled after getting out of the inning. He threw 90 pitches. 

Shoemaker left with the game tied, earning the no-decision. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start.


Matt Shoemaker stays dominant vs. A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker dominated the A's on Sunday, scattering five hits over seven shutout innings to improve to 14-4 on the season. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk in an 8-1 victory.

Shoemaker has not allowed a run over his last three starts (21 2/3 innings). He owns a 3.14 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 117 2/3 innings of work. His next start will come Saturday at Minnesota.

Matt Shoemaker twirls seven scoreless innings Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker earned a win Tuesday, giving up just two hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out six in his team's 8-2 victory over the Marlins.

Shoemaker (13-4) has delivered back-to-back gems, allowing just three hits in 14 2/3 innings while striking out 15 during that stretch. He now owns a 3.33 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 108:21 K:BB ratio in 110 2/3 innings. Shoemaker will look to keep rolling Sunday against the A's.


Jump on the Matt Shoemaker bandwagon


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/22/2014) I'm tired of playing the Matt Shoemaker skeptic. If nine starts aren't enough to tell us anything -- maybe not everything, but something -- then we might as well stop commenting on players midseason. Since that's not going to happen, I'm looking at what Shoemaker has done in his last nine -- a 2.54 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings -- and jumping on the bandwagon before it's too late.

So what if he was terrible in the minors? (And yes, he was terrible, getting stuck there until age 27 thanks to a 4.52 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in seven seasons.) So was Dallas Keuchel, and it didn't stop us from swimming to him like sharks to chum when he looked good in April and May. And for the most part, he's kept it up.

In Shoemaker's case, there were a few standout years in there -- most notably 2011, when he had a 3.15 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. You know what was so special about that year? It was the only one after 2009 when he spent any time anywhere other than the heavy-hitting California and Pacific Coast leagues. In 23 starts at Double-A Arkansas that year, he had a 2.48 ERA.

Of course, that doesn't explain why Shoemaker is so much more of a strikeout pitcher in the majors, and like Keuchel, I think he'll regress in that area a bit. But by now, I think he's proven his worth to Fantasy owners.


Matt Shoemaker dominates Red Sox Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker gave up one hit against the Red Sox.

Shoemaker went 7 2/3 innings, giving up one hit and one walk. He struck out nine during the outing. Shoemaker was actually throwing a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings before Will Middlebrooks doubled. Middlebrooks did not start the game, and was a replacement for Yoenis Cespedes, who left due to personal reasons. Shoemaker gave up his walk in the eighth inning, and was pulled from the game at that point. He threw 116 pitches during the start.

With the win, Shoemaker improved to 12-4. He’ll take on the Marlins in his next start. 


Matt Shoemaker picks up a win Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker turned in a solid start against the Rangers Saturday.

Shoemaker allowed two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one. Things started out well for Shoemaker, as he tossed three scoreless innings to start the game. He was tagged for both runs in the fourth. A solo home run by Shin-Soo Choo accounted for the first run against Shoemaker. J.P. Arencibia would later single in a run during the inning. 

With the win, Shoemaker improved to 11-4. He’ll take on the Red Sox in his next start. 


Angels make adjustments to rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) The Angels made some adjustments to their rotation on Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Matt Shoemaker will be pushed back until next Saturday after throwing 102 pitches on Wednesday and 41 in Saturday's 5-4 victory over Boston. As a result, C.J. Wilson will take his spot on Tuesday against the Phillies, followed by Jered Weaver on Wednesday and Garrett Richards on Friday against Texas.

Matt Shoemaker takes loss in quality start vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was stuck with a loss Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on six hits and two walks in six innings and striking out five in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Dodgers.

Shoemaker (9-4) gave up a solo home run and a second run in the second inning but managed to work four scoreless innings after the two-run frame to record his third straight start with two earned runs or fewer. He owns a 4.02 ERA and 83:17 K:BB ratio in 87 1/3 innings. Shoemaker is slated to face the Phillies Tuesday.


Matt Shoemaker wins second straight decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was not at his best but picked up the win Friday night against the Rays in Tampa, improving to 9-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits and no walks while striking out one over five innings of a 5-3 win.

Shoemaker owns a 4.09 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 81 1/3 innings of work this season. He will look for his third straight win Wednesday at home against the Dodgers.

Matt Shoemaker twirls seven scoreless innings in win vs. Tigers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker shined in a win Saturday, giving up just three hits and no walks in seven scoreless innings and striking out five in his team's 4-0 victory over the Tigers.

Shoemaker (8-3) excelled against a very tough offense Saturday, giving up only a first-inning double, a third-inning single and a sixth-inning single before leaving after just 78 pitches. He owns a 4.13 ERA and 77:15 K:BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings. Shoemaker is scheduled to face the Rays Friday.


Matt Shoemaker strikes out 10 in loss vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was hung with a loss Monday after giving up four earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out 10 in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Orioles.

Shoemaker (7-3) matched his season high for strikeouts without issuing a walk, but he was doomed by a pair of two-run home runs by Adam Jones. The Angels pitcher owns a 4.54 ERA and 72:15 K:BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Tigers Saturday.


Relief emergency forces Angels rotation changes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) The Angels have pushed Hector Santiago to start Thursday's game against the Rangers according to MLB.com, after Matt Shoemaker was pressed into emergency relief duty Monday.

Santiago was expected to start Friday, but has been available in the bullpen Tuesday if needed. He will be followed by Garrett Richards, Jered Weaver and Tyler Skaggs to close out the Rangers series, while Shoemaker is not expected to start  before the break. 


Matt Shoemaker earns win in relief Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker picked up a win in a relief role Monday, giving up two earned runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 5-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Shoemaker (7-2) threw 102 pitches in a start last Thursday and was not expected to pitch again until this Thursday, but an injury to Monday starter Jered Weaver caused the team to call upon the righty, who lasted 61 pitches in the relief outing. Shoemaker owns a 4.38 ERA and 62:15 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings. The team will turn to another pitcher for Thursday's game, with Hector Santiago a logical choice for the start.


Matt Shoemaker bounces back with win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker bounced back from his worst start of the season with a quality start Thursday, in a 5-2 win over the Astros.

After allowing eight runs in his last outing, Shoemaker held the Astros to just two runs over six innings Thursday. He scattered seven hits and three walks in the outing, while striking out seven batters on 102 pitches in the win.

Shoemaker dropped his last decision, but got back on the winning side to improve his record to 6-2. He carries a 4.35 ERA over 60 innings into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Blue Jays. 


Matt Shoemaker hit hard in second loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker's run of solid starts came to an end Friday, in an 8-6 loss to the Royals.

The offense actually gave Shoemaker an early lead, but he handed it right back as the Royals jumped on him in the third inning. He allowed eight runs on 11 hits in four innings of work, and seven of those runs came during the third. He struck out just two batters and walked one on 79 pitches.

Shoemaker fell to 5-2 with the loss, his first since mid-April. He has a 4.50 in 54 innings heading into his next start, scheduled for Wednesday against the White Sox.


Wait and see on Matt Shoemaker


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/23/2014) I'll admit I didn't see this coming for Matt Shoemaker. I assumed he got the call to replace a struggling Hector Santiago back in mid-May simply because the Angels had no one better in their depleted farm system. But after back-to-back impressive starts -- one at Cleveland and the other against Texas -- I have to at least entertain the possibility that he might be something useful in Fantasy.

Yes, he's only now getting an extended look at age 27, which suggests the Angels themselves didn't believe in him, and his minor-league track record is mostly terrible. But in more recent years, his terrible numbers have come at Triple-A Salt Lake of the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League, where even the best pitching prospects struggle. In 23 starts at Double-A Arkansas before his promotion in 2011, he had a 2.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Of course, even then, he wasn't nearly the strikeout pitcher he is now, which makes his recent performance even fishier. And in those two impressive starts, he still allowed his share of baserunners.

So I'm keeping an open mind, but in leagues where Jake Arrieta, Jake Odorizzi, Kyle Gibson, Chase Whitley and the like are still available, I'm probably letting someone else have Shoemaker.


Matt Shoemaker stays on a roll


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was brilliant for the second straight outing, allowing one run over 7 2/3 innings in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers. Shoemaker struck out six, walked two and scattered eight hits. He improved to 5-1 while lowering his ERA to 3.42.

Shoemaker has allowed three runs over his last 15 2/3 innings, with 16 strikeouts. He'll visit the Royals on Friday.


Angels' rotation changed for Rangers series


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) The Angels have shuffled their rotation for the weekend series against the Rangers, pushing Hector Santiago into the bullpen for at least one turn MLB.com reports.

Santiago will pitch out of the bullpen at least until next weekend's series in Kansas City. The move was made to get Jered Weaver on the mound Saturday, followed by Matt Shoemaker Sunday.  


Matt Shoemaker fans 10 in career game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker twirled the finest start of his career Tuesday, in a 9-3 win over the Indians.

Shoemaker appeared to be well on his way to a complete game, the first of his career, but an 11-minute rain delay ended his game after 94 pitches in the ninth inning. He limited the Indians to two runs on five hits in eight innings of work, while walking just one batter and striking out a career-high 10.

Shoemaker has mostly held his own as a start for the Angels, even though he has been moved in and out of the rotation at times. He is 4-1 with a 3.83 ERA in 42 1/3 innings on the season, though his ERA is just 3.40 as a starter. His next outing is set for Sunday against the Rangers. 


Offense bails Matt Shoemaker out in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker had trouble fooling White Sox hitters Saturday, as he settled for a no-decision in a 6-5 win.

Shoemaker finished five innings, but pitched into the sixth before he was removed. He was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits, and was pulled after allowing a leadoff home run to Adam Dunn in the sixth inning.

Shoemaker struck out six batters and did not walk any in the outing, but left down 4-0 and in line for a loss before the offense rallied. He remains 3-1 with a 4.24 ERA in 34 innings on the season. His next start is set for Friday in Atlanta.


Matt Shoemaker picks up third win in solid outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker fell two outs shy of a quality start on Thursday, picking up his third win of the season in his team's 7-5 victory over the Mariners in Seattle.

Shoemaker (3-1) surrendered a two-run home run to Michael Saunders in the fourth and was charged with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and yielded three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out six for the win. Of his 73 pitches, 46 were strikes.

Shoemaker owns a 3.54 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in seven appearances, including four starts (28 innings). He will take the mound Wednesday at Houston.

Matt Shoemaker called back up, will start Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) The Angels recalled pitcher Matt Shoemaker from Triple-A Salt Lake Wednesday, after Sean Burnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Shoemaker will start Thursday's game against the Mariners, the team announced. Shoemaker allowed five runs in 16 innings in three starts with the Angels before he was sent down earlier in the week.