Clarke Schmidt
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #16, New York Yankees | South Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 5.68 2 1 0 6.1 6 2.53
2022 5 5 3.12 29 3 2 57.2 56 1.20
2023 9 9 4.64 33 32 0 159 149 1.35
4 Seasons 14 15 4.36 67 37 2 229.1 218 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0-0 5.68 6.1 6 2.53
2022 29 5-5 3.12 57.2 56 1.20
2023 33 9-9 4.64 159 149 1.35
4 Seasons 67 14-15 4.36 229.1 218 1.36
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 24 126 19 2 10.5 6.1 88.1 106.2 14.2 31.6 .228 .402 .359 .361 .366 31.6 21.2 15.2 7.11 5.74
2021 25 143 26 1 3.8 2.6 83.9 109.6 0.8 30.8 .244 .345 .424 .326 .315 23.1 15.8 13.2 5.68 4.54
2022 26 930 155 15 9.7 6.4 89.1 117.3 13.5 34.2 .222 .359 .285 .292 .342 37.4 23.7 9.7 3.12 3.51
2023 27 2712 488 37 7.6 5.3 89.2 116.7 13.8 31.1 .256 .418 .334 .320 .373 41.0 21.5 6.6 4.64 4.33
Player 3911 688 55 8.0 5.5 88.9 117.3 13.3 31.8 .247 .401 .327 .315 .364 39.2 21.8 7.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Schmidt relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(28.1%) ,
Sweeper
(27.4%) ,
Sinker
(23.9%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(19.1%) ,
Changeup
(1.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 42.1 21.1 26.3 10.5 21.1 47.4 31.6 5.3 31.6 26.3 26.3 0.0 10.5 6.1
2021 61.5 19.2 19.2 0.0 42.3 34.6 23.1 7.7 50.0 15.4 23.1 0.0 3.8 2.6
2022 43.9 26.5 23.2 6.5 38.7 34.2 27.1 4.5 32.9 28.4 20.6 3.2 9.7 6.4
2023 43.6 24.6 23.8 8.0 43.6 32.0 24.4 2.9 32.4 25.8 25.2 5.5 7.6 5.3
Player 44.3 24.7 23.5 7.4 41.9 33.0 25.1 3.5 33.1 26.0 24.1 4.7 8.0 5.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Sinker NYY R 648 93.5 24.3 1.1 5 9.3 -5.9 -39
2023 Curveball NYY R 517 83.7 46.8 -0.8 -2 16.0 8.4 110
2023 Cutter NYY R 763 91.3 24.9 -0.9 -4 3.1 1.2 63
2023 Sweeper NYY R 741 86.0 32.3 -4.2 -12 9.0 -3.4 -28
2023 Changeup NYY R 40 89.5 31.3 1.2 4 8.5 -6.5 -43
2022 Sinker NYY R 212 94.9 23.4 1.4 7 14.3 -1.3 -8
2022 Changeup NYY R 45 89.6 30.9 1.1 4 7.9 -7.1 -47
2022 Curveball NYY R 168 83.5 48.8 1.0 2 15.0 7.7 106
2022 Sweeper NYY R 353 86.4 32.9 -3.1 -9 8.4 -2.7 -24
2022 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 149 94.7 16.6 -1.8 -12 4.9 -3.1 -39
2021 Sinker NYY R 33 93.0 23.9 1.0 4 13.3 -1.7 -11
2021 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 29 93.1 17.2 -1.7 -11 4.1 -3.4 -45
2021 Curveball NYY R 41 82.0 52.2 2.7 5 14.7 6.6 81
2021 Changeup NYY R 14 88.4 31.2 1.1 4 6.4 -8.6 -58
2021 Slider NYY R 26 88.0 26.7 -6.1 -18 1.8 -5.8 -145
2020 Curveball NYY R 47 84.5 51.2 6.0 13 14.3 7.3 103
2020 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 27 95.0 16.3 -1.6 -11 5.2 -2.4 -31
2020 Changeup NYY R 11 89.7 31.4 1.5 5 8.3 -6.8 -45
2020 Sinker NYY R 41 94.8 23.5 2.1 10 16.3 1.0 7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Cutter 0.0 0 763 28.1 206 .283 .460 .352 22.2 17.5 14.9 .244 .399 .308 35.1
2023 Sweeper -0.3 -2 742 27.4 160 .276 .559 .391 26.3 22.5 18.8 .267 .486 .347 37.8
2023 Sinker -0.2 -1 648 23.9 187 .288 .447 .361 11.0 11.2 15.8 .305 .487 .371 52.0
2023 Curveball 0.4 2 519 19.1 134 .198 .314 .269 34.5 41.8 18.6 .183 .265 .242 34.8
2023 Changeup -6.2 -2 40 1.5 7 .429 .429 .514 9.1 0.0 0.0 .380 .425 .356 42.9
2022 Sweeper 1.0 4 353 38.0 81 .183 .282 .251 40.7 34.6 25.9 .159 .282 .241 33.3
2022 Sinker 0.5 1 212 22.8 51 .318 .477 .400 13.9 5.9 9.1 .290 .459 .375 51.2
2022 Curveball 4.1 7 168 18.1 47 .068 .091 .095 24.3 38.3 20.7 .176 .236 .200 29.6
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -2 151 16.2 43 .350 .575 .411 16.7 16.3 16.7 .312 .508 .369 38.2
2022 Changeup -4.0 -2 46 4.9 11 .250 .375 .386 29.4 0.0 0.0 .223 .432 .394 12.5
2021 Curveball -6.9 -3 41 28.7 16 .231 .538 .503 23.8 25.0 22.2 .175 .324 .304 22.2
2021 Sinker 0.2 0 33 23.1 7 .400 .400 .457 7.7 14.3 25.0 .170 .225 .320 25.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -4.5 -1 29 20.3 7 .600 .800 .625 18.8 14.3 14.3 .375 .429 .407 20.0
2021 Slider 0.4 0 26 18.2 4 .250 .250 .450 23.1 0.0 0.0 .265 .300 .249 25.0
2021 Changeup -4.3 -1 14 9.8 4 .500 .500 .450 14.3 0.0 0.0 .380 .503 .382 25.0
2020 Curveball -1.1 -1 47 37.3 13 .250 .250 .262 44.4 38.5 25.0 .183 .381 .271 42.9
2020 Sinker -3.2 -1 41 32.5 8 .429 .714 .513 4.5 12.5 20.0 .401 .661 .487 16.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.8 -1 27 21.4 12 .143 .143 .367 8.3 8.3 16.7 .133 .179 .370 33.3
2020 Changeup -0.1 0 11 8.7 -- -- -- 66.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 40 89.5 47 9.2 2:00 2:45 -45
2023 Cutter 762 91.3 36 7.8 12:00 11:00 60
2023 Knuckle Curve 515 83.7 72 19.6 7:30 8:00 -30
2023 Sinker 628 93.4 52 11.5 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Sweeper 739 86.0 40 10.1 9:15 9:45 -30
2022 Changeup 45 89.6 53 8.9 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 150 94.7 67 14.3 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Knuckle Curve 157 83.5 70 19.8 7:15 7:45 -30
2022 Sinker 210 94.9 69 16.3 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Sweeper 351 86.4 37 9.3 9:15 9:30 -15
2021 Changeup 14 88.4 60 7.2 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 29 93.1 69 14.3 1:00 12:30 30
2021 Knuckle Curve 40 82.0 77 20.8 7:00 7:30 -30
2021 Sinker 33 93.0 66 15.5 1:00 2:15 -75
2021 Slider 26 88.0 27 8.4 11:00 12:30 -90
2020 Changeup 11 89.7 74 9.0 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 27 95.0 79 14.5 1:15 12:45 30
2020 Knuckle Curve 31 84.4 75 21.8 7:00 7:30 -30
2020 Sinker 38 94.8 78 18.1 1:15 2:30 -75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 33 126 -1 0 0 -1 -3
2021 38 143 -2 0 -2 -1 -5
2022 245 969 4 12 -8 -3 5
2023 694 2,712 0 16 -10 -10 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 126 51.6 63.1 97.6 23.0 21.4 46.0 51.5 43.7 21.8 6.3 50.0
2021 143 45.5 73.8 93.8 28.2 54.5 46.2 63.2 49.0 18.6 5.6 87.5
2022 930 50.4 66.0 82.2 27.6 50.4 42.7 58.3 46.9 26.6 9.3 79.1
2023 2,712 50.9 63.8 86.9 29.7 55.3 41.2 63.7 47.1 22.6 8.2 74.9
Player 3,911 50.6 64.6 86.4 28.9 53.3 41.9 62.0 47.0 23.4 8.3 75.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2020 77 85 9
2021 42 87 19
2022 64 69 63 56 52 55 12 32 55 57 25 59 28 66 95 94 28
2023 42 32 37 48 50 13 54 43 37 36 77 25 62 40 98 95 46
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 -- 0 0.9 -1 1 2 0 --
2021 26.2 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 0.0
2022 23.7 7 5.8 1 6 7 0 0.0
2023 23.2 24 22.3 2 8 18 9 37.5
Player 23.4 32 30.1 2 16 28 9 28.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0
2021 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0
2022 7 4 5 8 5 7 7 4 5 2 4 7 9 4 7 8 6 6 5 6 6 6 11 6 1 4 8 8 7 6 3
2023 24 22 18 24 23 19 26 23 19 18 18 22 25 21 24 25 27 21 25 26 24 16 29 26 21 18 23 21 27 20 19
Player 32 28 27 33 31 28 36 29 25 20 24 32 36 26 33 34 34 29 31 35 31 24 44 33 23 23 35 32 36 28 22
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.9 93.1 -1.8 94.8 1.7 92.3 -2.5
Offspeed Velocity 89.7 88.4 -1.3 89.6 1.2 89.5 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 84.5 84.3 -0.2 85.5 1.2 85.1 -0.4
Exit Velocity 88.1 83.9 -4.2 89.1 5.2 89.2 0.1
Launch Angle 14.2 0.8 -13.4 13.5 12.7 13.8 0.3
Barrel % 10.5 3.8 -6.7 9.7 5.9 7.6 -2.1
Hard Hit % 31.6 23.1 -8.5 37.4 14.3 41.0 3.6
Sweet Spot % 31.6 30.8 -0.8 34.2 3.4 31.1 -3.1
xBA .228 .244 0.016 .222 -0.022 .256 0.034
BA .269 .355 0.086 .222 -0.133 .268 0.046
xwOBA .361 .326 -0.035 .292 -0.034 .320 0.028
wOBA .359 .424 0.065 .285 -0.139 .334 0.049
xSLG .402 .345 -0.057 .359 0.014 .418 0.059
SLG .346 .516 0.170 .343 -0.173 .451 0.108
K% 21.2 15.8 -5.4 23.7 7.9 21.5 -2.2
BB% 15.2 13.2 -2.0 9.7 -3.5 6.6 -3.1
Swing % 43.7 49.0 5.3 46.9 -2.1 47.1 0.2
Whiff% 21.8 18.6 -3.2 26.6 8.0 22.6 -4.0
In Zone % 51.6 45.5 -6.1 50.4 4.9 50.9 0.5
Out of Zone % 48.4 54.5 6.1 49.6 -4.9 49.1 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.0 28.2 5.2 27.6 -0.6 29.7 2.1
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 36.8 12.6 30.2 -6.6 29.3 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 51.5 63.2 11.7 58.3 -4.9 63.7 5.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 33 .359 16 2 12.5 17 6 35.3
2021 Shifts 38 .424 20 0 0.0 18 9 50.0
2022 Shifts 233 .285 140 12 8.6 93 62 66.7
2023 Shades 693 .334 349 0 0.0 344 180 52.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 33 17.9 15.2% 3.0% 23 23.2 0.0% 13.0%
2021 18 17.5 0.0% 0.0% 36 25.9 0.0% 8.3%
2022 216 17.3 19.0% 3.2% 204 24.1 0.0% 14.2%
2023 777 14.6 55.1% 0.4% 440 19.5 0.7% 0.7%
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Pitch Distribution