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37 Matt Wisler SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/197 | Birthdate: 9/12/1992 | Birthplace: Bryan, OH | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 22/7 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Braves SP Matt Wisler gets rocked in second-career start


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Braves rookie pitcher Matt Wisler's second-career start was not as impressive as his debut last week. On Thursday, the right-hander lasted just four innings against the Nationals, giving up six runs (four earned) on nine hits. He did not record a walk or a strikeout in the 6-0 loss.

Wisler (1-1) gave up runs in each of the first three innings on Thursday, including a two-run home run to Ian Desmond in the second inning. After throwing eight innings of one-run ball against the Mets on Friday, the 22-year-old now owns a 3.75 ERA in his young career.

"It's going to be a learning curve and I still have a long way to go," said Wisler, per MLB.com. "Obviously I'm 22 and I still have a lot to learn. I've just got to watch this and learn from it. I'll think about it a little bit tonight, move on and get better."


Braves SP Matt Wisler earns win in MLB debut vs. Mets on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Making his Major League debut, Braves right hander Matt Wisler was outstanding on Friday against the Mets, as he picked up his first career win. The 22-year-old limited the Mets to one run on six hits over eight brilliant innings. He struck out two and did not issue a walk.

"I honestly felt more calm than I probably should have out there," Wisler said, per MLB.com. "I kept telling myself, 'Don't get too comfortable, because it's going to burn you.'"

The only run the rookie gave up came on an RBI single by Michael Cuddyer in the sixth inning. The last Braves to pitch eight innings in his big-league debut was Hall-of-Famer John Smoltz in 1988, against the Mets, according to the Braves radio network.

Wisler more-than-likely earned himself at least one more start, and he'll take his next turn on Thursday on the road against the Nationals.


Braves confirm top-100 prospect Matt Wisler to make debut Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) The Braves have confirmed starting pitcher prospect Matt Wisler will make his MLB debut Friday against the Mets. Wisler's promotion comes after the Braves optioned starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A Gwinnett earlier in the week, opening a spot in the rotation.

Wisler was one of the key pieces in the April trade that sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. to the Padres. 

The 22-year-old right-hander has a five-pitch repertoire, which includes a low-to-mid 90s four-seam fastball, a sinking two-seam fastball, a low 90s plus-slider, a changeup and a curveball, according to MLB.com.

Wisler, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 34) and MLB.com (No. 69), is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA in 12 starts at Triple-A. He is 28-19 with a 3.53 ERA in his career.


Report: Braves to promote Matt Wisler to start Friday vs. Mets


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Braves starting pitcher prospect Matt Wisler will be promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his major-league debut Friday against the Mets, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Wisler, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 34) and MLB.com (No. 69), is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA in 12 starts at Triple-A. He is 28-19 with a 3.53 ERA in his career.


Braves' Gonzalez on Wisler: We might see him in majors soon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez hinted Monday starting pitcher prospect Matt Wisler, who was acquired Sunday in a trade with the Padres, could be close to joining the major-league roster.

"We may see one of those kids up here, Wisler in particular. We may see him up here soon," Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Wisler was considered the Padres' top prosect by Baseball America before being traded Sunday. Wisler, who is also considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 34) and MLB.com (No. 69), is 25-15 with a 3.40 ERA in 396 2/3 innings in the minors.


Padres acquire Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Padres and Braves have an agreement in place for a trade that would send closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton to San Diego for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and the No. 41 overall pick in next year's draft, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The teams later confirmed the report.

Kimbrel led the league in saves in 2014 with 47 and a 1.61 ERA in 61 2/3 innings pitched. Upton will join his brother, Justin, in San Diego. He hit .208 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 519 at-bats in 2014.

The Braves are also expected to designate Quentin for assignment after the trade, according to Heyman. Quentin hit .177 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 130 at-bats in 2014.


Robbie Erlin, Matt Wisler among Padres' camp cuts Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) The Padres optioned pitchers Robbie Erlin and Leonel Campos to Triple-A El Paso and re-assigned shortstop Diego Goris and pitchers Matt Wisler and Jay Jackson to minor-league camp Sunday.

Erlin has started 20 games for the major-league team over the last two seasons. He finishes his spring with two earned runs allowed in six innings. Wisler, who is considered one of the team's top pitching prospects, allowed eight earned runs in five innings over three appearances.


Black: Morrow, Despaigne might have slight edge for No. 5 SP role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) While Padres manager Bud Black is not ready to put odds on the competition for the final spot in the team's rotation, he did seem to indicate Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne might be a little ahead of Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler , per U-T San Diego.

"I think we're going to look at them all, but Morrow and Despaigne have a little something to them," Black said. "It doesn't hurt Matt to go back to the minors. Robbie Erlin was in our rotation last year, made some starts and pitched well at times. He's still developing. I don't know if there's a front-runner, but you can maybe say that Morrow and Despaigne are out there just a touch."


Matthew Wisler gets first Cactus League win despite rocky outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Padres pitching prospect Matthew Wisler got the win in his first Cactus League start on Sunday against the Rangers.

Wisler allowed five runs on five hits over 2 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two during the outing.

Wisler owns a 6.97 ERA and 5:4 K:BB ratio over 10 1/3 innings. He is battling with Robbie Erlin to replace starting pitcher Josh Johnson in the rotation.

Robbie Erlin, Matt Wisler candidates to replace injured SP


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Padres manager Bud Black said pitchers Robbie Erlin and Matthew Wisler are the leading candidates to replace starting pitcher Josh Johnson in the rotation, per MLB.com. Johnson is expected to miss a month with a forearm injury.

Padres' top two prospects among 18 non-roster invites


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) The Padres announced Thursday 18 players received non-roster invites to spring training. Among the 18 players invited to spring training are catcher Austin Hedges and starting pitcher Matt Wisler, who are considered the team's top two prospects by Baseball America.

Other top prospects receiving invites were shortstop Jace Peterson (No. 7) and starting pitcher Joe Ross (No. 10). 2011 first-round pick Cory Spangenberg was also on the list.

The remaining players coming to camp as non-roster invites are Blaine Boyer, Leonel Campos, Anthony Carter, Dennis O'Grady, Adys Portillo, Kevin Quackenbush, Cody Decker, Alex Dickerson, Rico Noel, Daniel Robertson, Jonathan Galvez, Alberto Gonzalez and Xavier Nady.


Matthew Wisler earns win in Double-A debut


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2013) Padres pitching prospect Matthew Wisler won his debut with Double-A San Antonio Sunday. Winsler, who was making his first start with the Missions after being promoted from Class A Lake Elsinore last Monday, allowed three runs on two hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked three during the outing.

Winsler is considered the team's eighth-best prospect, according to MLB.com.

Padres' prospect earns promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2013) Padres starting pitcher prospect Matt Wisler was promoted from Class A Lake Elsinore to Double-A San Antonio Monday, according to MLB.com. Wisler is 2-1 with a 2.03 ERA and .196 opponents' batting average in six starts.

He struck out 28, walked six and allowed one home run in 31 innings in the hitter-friendly California League. Wisler entered the season as the Padres' eighth-best prospect, according to MLB.com.

"He has a plus-fastball, good natural movement and can run through a lineup," Lake Elsinore manager Shawn Wooten said last week. "The ball jumps out of his hand. He has a nice, slow rhythm. He knows how to use his slider, which right now is probably ahead of his curveball. He's a soft-mannered kid, but his demeanor is bulldoggish."