Jon Matlack was a three time All Star with the New York Mets but was still an effective Starting Pitcher when he arrived in Texas. Matlack would alternate between starting and the bullpen in the last few years of his career.
The National League Rookie of the Year in 1972, Jon Matlack would go to three All Star Games and was named the All Star Game MVP in one of them. Matlack did not win the World Series in 1969 but he did help them get there in 1973. He would have five straight seasons where he would go over 13 Wins and in 1974 he would also lead the National League in FIP. Jon Matlack would also lead the NL in Shutouts twice.