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#31 Matt Nevarez -- RHP


Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and third overall with the Wingnuts…signed by Wingnuts on 2/16/14...has undergone two arm surgeries...…career 16-5 record with 25 saves and a 3.42 ERA in 186 games, ten as a starter…84 career games finished…247.2 career IP, allowing 175 hits, 168 walks, and 11 home runs…303 career strikeouts…averages 11 strikeouts per nine innings pitched over career...drafted in the tenth round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers straight out of San Fernando High School


Montgomery (Southern/AA): 2-1 with one save and a 2.31 ERA for the Biscuits in nine games, all in relief...six games finished...11.2 IP, allowing nine hits, five walks, and no home runs…struck out 13…did not allow an earned run in first six appearances of season spanning 8.2 innings...struck out three in 2.0 innings of work on 4/24 at Tennessee


Wichita (American Association/Ind.): 3-2 with seven saves and a 3.08 ERA for the Wingnuts in 25 games, all in relief...17 games finished...26.1 IP, allowing 17 hits, 11 walks, and two home runs…struck out 45…allowed one earned run in 21 appearances over 23.0 IP with 38 strikeouts from 5/20-7/12...struck out the side four times

Charlotte (Florida State/A+):  1-1 with one save and a 0.57 ERA for the Stone Crabs in nine games, all in relief...five games finished...15.2 IP, allowing three hits, three walks, and one home run…struck out 18…pitched 1.2 perfect innings with one strikeout on 7/27 at Dunedin...stuck out four of seven batters faced in 2.2 perfect innings of relief on 8/14 at Bradenton...struck out five of six batters faced in 2.0 perfect innings and earned save on 8/17 vs. St. Lucie...struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings and earned the win on 8/19 vs. St.Lucie...worked 2.1 perfect innings in relief striking out three on 8/25 at St. Lucie

Montgomery (Southern/AA): 0-0 with one save and a 3.38 ERA in three games for the Biscuits, all in relief...two games finished...2.2 IP allowing two hits, one walk, and one home run...struck out five...pitched perfect inning with two strikeouts on 8/28 vs. Jacksonville...struck out two of three batters faced in one perfect inning on 9/2 vs. Huntsville


Corpus Christi (Texas/AA): 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA for the Hooks in 17 games, all in relief…finished two games...16.1 IP, allowing eight hits, six walks, and no home runs…struck out 19...struck out two of three hitters faced in perfect inning on 5/28 at Springfield...threw 2.0 no-hit innings allowing alone walk on 7/1 at Tulsa...struck out season-high four batters in two perfect innings at Arkansas on 8/14...struck out 13 batters combined in final five appearances of season spanning 7.0 innings while allowing two runs from 8/21-9/5

Wichita (American Association/Ind.):  0-1 with one save and a 2.76 ERA for the Wingnuts in 18 games, all in relief…finished five games…24.0 IP, allowing 25 hits, 16 walks, and three home runs…struck out 16…did not allow a run in 16 of 18 appearances...part of combined no-hitter, throwing final two outs of eighth inning, on 7/13 vs. Shreveport-Bossier


Corpus Christi (Texas/AA):  2-1 with one save and a 3.76 ERA for the Hooks in 36 games, all in relief…finished nine games…38.1 IP, allowing 30 hits, 46 walks, and one home run…struck out 41…averaged 9/6 strikeouts per nine innings of work...did not allowed an earned run in 22 of 36 games...posted an eight game, 10.1 inning scoreless streak from 8/5-8/30...struck two of three batters faced in perfect inning 0n 4/18 vs. Northwest perfect inning on 5/28 at Springfield struck out two...had back-to-back no-hit appearances with one walk each on 6/18 & 6/20 vs. Frisco


Hickory (South Atlantic/A):  1-4 with nine saves and a 2.83 ERA for the Crawdads in 34 games, all in relief…finished 29 games…35.0 IP, allowing 22 hits, 15 walks, and one home run…struck out 50…averaged 12.9 strikeout per nine innings pitched...did not allow an earned run in 26 of 34 appearances...10.0 inning scoreless streak spanning 12.2 innings from 4/17-5/23...threw two no-hit innings with two strikeouts on 4/21 vs. Lexington...struck out three of four batters faced in 1.0 innings save on 5/1 vs. Lakewood...struck out two of three batters faced in perfect inning on 5/8 at Lake County...threw 4.1 consecutive hitless innings over three games between 5/17-5/23

Lexington (South Atlantic/A):  1-0 with four saves and a 0.00 ERA for the Legends in eight games, all in relief…finished eight games…8.1 IP, allowing three hits, no walks, and no home runs…struck out 13…0.360 WHIP...struck out four over 2.0 perfect innings on 8/30 vs. Greenville...notched a save after a perfect inning on 9/1 at 1.0 inning save with two strikeouts, allowed one hit on 9/4 at Bowling Green...earned save after throwing perfect inning and striking out two of three batters faced on 9/6 at Bowling Green


Spokane (Northwest/A-): 4-2 with a 4.36 ERA for the Indians in 16 games, seven of them starts…finished one game…43.1 IP, allowing 39 hits, 43 walks, and three home runs…struck out 50…tossed 2.0 hitless innings while striking out three on 6/22 at Eugene...struck out eight in 4.0 innings pitched allowing one earned run, four walks, and eight strikeouts on 8/3 at Tri-City


AZL Rangers (Arizona/Rookie): appeared in one game with the Rangers allowing one run on a home run in 1.0 IP for a 9.00 ERA


AZL Rangers (Arizona/Rookie):  2-1 with a 1.61 ERA for the Rangers in ten games, three of which were starts...28.0 IP, allowing 18 hits, 13 walks, and one home run…struck out 24…averaged 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings

Kevin Hooper on Matt: We have had Matty in the past and are ecstatic to have him back to begin this season.  He is coming off of surgery and if he can show he is healthy we may not have him for long.  Not many guys are blessed with a mid to upper 90's fastball, but he is one of them.  

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