Matt Shoemaker, Starting Pitcher, Los Angeles Angels, #52
Date of Birth: 9/27/1986
Birthplace: Wyandotte, Michigan
College: Eastern Michigan University
Current Salary: $3,325,000
Matt Shoemaker, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was signed by the Angels in 2008. He pitched in the Angels' minor league system from 2008 through 2013, joining the team for just one game in 2013. In 134 games in the minors, he pitched 761.0 innings and he had a 49-40 record with 624 strikeouts to 192 walks.
In 2014, Shoemaker was both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher with the Angels. He pitched 136.0 innings in 27 games and he had a 16-4 record and 3.04 ERA. He came in second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2014.
Shoemaker pitched in 25 games with the Angels in 2015. He finished the season with a 7-10 record, 116 strikeouts to 35 walks, and a 4.46 ERA in 135.1 innings.
Shoemaker finished the 2016 season with a 3.88 ERA in 27 games. He had 9 wins to 13 losses and 143 strikeouts to 30 walks in 160.0 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Shoemaker through 2016 include:
- 80 games played
- 436.1 innings pitched
- 32-27 win-loss record
- 388 strikeouts to 91 walks
- 3.75 ERA
Shoemaker married his wife Danielle in 2009. The had their first child in January, 2015.