Matthew Liberatore Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1999 (22)
Matthew Liberatore Season Stats
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Matthew Liberatore News
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Matthew Liberatore and Boston Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran will not be a part of Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics, according to a press release from USA Baseball. This comes as somewhat of a surprise, as it had seemed like they would both make the final cut for the team. It's not a guarantee, but it's possible the reason they were left off of the roster was because the Cardinals and Red Sox denied permission for them to compete in the Olympics due to plans to have them promoted to the majors in the near future. At this point that's just speculation, but managers in redraft leagues may want to look into stashing Liberatore and Duran in case they do get called up, as they could be impact players in most formats.
St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Matthew Liberatore was among 50 players selected to the All-Star Futures Game on July 11. The 21-year-old was 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in the Baseball Americas tournament while pitching for the U.S. team that qualified for the Olympics. Liberatore is also 2-4 with a 4.62 ERA in seven starts for Triple-A Memphis this year. The Cardinals top prospect, per MLB Pipeline, has a nice four-pitch mix that includes three future above-average offerings in his fastball, curveball and changeup. The 6-foot-4 southpaw does a good job of repeating his delivery to help him throw consistent strikes, and with more physical development in the minors, he has the potential to be a front-line starting pitcher at the next level.
St. Louis Cardinals left-handed pitching prospect Matthew Liberatore was brought in to throw a simulated game in order to help Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina ramp up for big league pitching. Ranked as the Cardinals No. 3 prospect -- and No. 62 overall in the Majors -- per MLB Pipeline, Liberatore is yet to make his Major League debut, but his being tabbed for such a role shows St. Louis belief in his abilities. He has compiled a 2.59 ERA across 111 Minor League innings thus far in his career, striking out 113 batters. Still just 20 years old, Liberatore should be a cornerstone of keepers leagues for years to come as owners await his arrival.