Mat Latos
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Latos signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Wednesday, Bruce Levine of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Latos went 4-0 with a 0.74 ERA and 0.82 WHIP through his first four starts of the season with the White Sox, but reverted back to his below-average ways in his next seven games, posting a 7.25 ERA and 1.89 WHIP, leading to his designation for assignment. The 28-year-old will now join the Nationals organization, although it will most likely be to serve as pitching depth as their rotation is already one of the best in the league, ranking third with a 3.44 ERA.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos has been designated for assignment Thursday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even though Latos has a record of 6-2 for the White Sox in 2016, over the past seven starts he has allowed four earned runs six times and couldn't reach the seventh inning in any of those games. In 60.1 innings on the mound this year, he has given up 31 earned runs and 63 hits, with a 32:25 strikeout to walk ratio. With the recent acquisition of James Shields, Latos will be bumped from his spot in the rotation and designated for assignment.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos was rocked for six runs on five hits and four walks in just 4.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals. He struck out one batter.

EDGE Analysis

Latos struggled to find the zone Tuesday, throwing just 52% of his pitches for strikes, and he was punished as he routinely fell behind in the count. The loss was just Latos' second of the season, but he has seen a noticeable drop-off since his hot start to the season and has a 7.25 ERA over his last seven starts. There were whispers that the acquisition of James Shields could bump Latos from his starting spot, and Tuesday's result did nothing to quell that notion. He is currently scheduled to start Sunday versus the Royals, but it remains to be seen if that will hold up through the weekend.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos will remain in the White Sox's rotation and will start Tuesday against the Nationals, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

James Shields' arrival threatened to bump Latos to the bullpen, but manager Robin Ventura said he would rather move Miguel Gonzalez to the 'pen. That said, the margin for Latos to err may be slim, and a few bad starts could see him removed from his role.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos could be in danger of losing his rotation spot after the White Sox acquired James Shields on Saturday, the CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager Rick Hahn said either Latos or Miguel Gonzalez will face the squeeze after the Shields addition. Latos began the year strong, but he just saw his ERA jump from 1.84 to 4.02 over the course of five May starts, and opposing batters have hit .335 against him over his last 37.2 innings. If Latos does lose a rotation spot, he could slot in the bullpen.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Latos has slowed down substantially since finishing April with a 1.84 ERA, as this marks the first time in May he has managed to hold an opponent under three earned runs. His five strikeouts tied a season high, and that might be the main problem with his game -- even when he's at his best, Latos's brutal 5.0 K/9 ranks among the worst in the league. Latos has a 4.02 ERA to go with an underwhelming 31:21 K:BB.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos held the Indians to three runs on five hits in six innings to earn the win in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians earned all of their runs against Latos on two home runs -- a solo shot by Mike Napoli and a two-run shot from Marlon Byrd. Latos has now allowed eight home runs on the season, six of which have come at the power-friendly confines of U.S. Cellular Field. The effort was good enough to earn him his first quality start of the month, but it was not enough to lead us to believe that he will return to his shutout ways from April.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos (5-1) gave up five runs on 11 hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in a loss against the Astros on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The good news is that if we told you prior to the season that Latos wouldn't suffer his first loss until May 18, you probably would have guessed that it'd be because he'd spent about a month on the DL. Instead, he was a surprising success story early this season. Unfortunately, those first four starts have at this point been overshadowed by the four he's made since -- a 20.2-inning span in which Latos has allowed 18 earned runs on a whopping 36 hits and 10 walks. His 22:18 K:BB and career-low fastball velocity don't offer much hope for a return to the glory days.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
2 months ago

Latos (5-0) allowed five runs on seven hits while walking five hitters and striking out none over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander stayed undefeated, but since allowing just two runs in his first four outings of the season, Latos has yielded 13 runs in the last 15.1 innings. He continues to record lots of ground balls, but five walks really plagued his outing Wednesday, as two of those walks came around to score. He has 15 walks versus 19 strikeouts this season. Latos will make his next start Wednesday against the Astros.

Mat Latos
SP CWS
3 months ago

Latos allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings against the Twins on Friday, but he still wound up with his fifth win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Latos allowed runs in bunches for the second straight start, but the White Sox staked him to a large enough lead to earn the win. His four-start stretch to begin the season (in which he allowed just two runs total) is looking like an outlier at this point. However, he may be able continue to pick up W's for a first place White Sox squad.