Clay Holmes
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 245LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 9, #272, Pittsburgh Pirates | Slocomb (AL) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 8 4 3.60 69 0 0 70 78 1.17
2022 7 4 2.54 62 0 20 63.2 65 1.02
2023 4 4 2.90 65 0 23 62 69 1.19
6 Seasons 21 17 3.85 243 4 43 273.1 290 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 69 8-4 3.60 70 78 1.17
2022 62 7-4 2.54 63.2 65 1.02
2023 65 4-4 2.90 62 69 1.19
6 Seasons 243 21-17 3.85 273.1 290 1.31
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
2018 25 499 83 4 4.8 3.1 89.6 110.1 3.9 25.3 .255 .348 .368 .349 .338 38.6 16.3 17.8 6.83 5.30
2019 26 915 138 7 5.1 2.9 88.6 109.2 0.4 31.2 .231 .368 .332 .336 .358 39.3 23.3 15.0 5.58 5.06
2020 27 22 5 0 0.0 0.0 75.9 98.6 1.2 20.0 .278 .301 .294 .258 .310 20.0 16.7 0.0 0.00 2.77
2021 28 1124 181 7 3.9 2.4 87.1 111.4 -6.5 21.0 .198 .292 .262 .264 .304 34.8 26.7 9.9 3.60 2.90
2022 29 981 165 3 1.8 1.2 89.1 112.2 -7.9 17.6 .187 .247 .251 .244 .266 43.8 25.0 7.7 2.54 2.43
2023 30 1012 164 4 2.4 1.5 89.5 111.7 -3.3 23.2 .212 .290 .268 .265 .308 43.3 26.6 8.9 2.90 2.89
Player 4553 736 25 3.4 2.1 88.6 112.2 -3.6 23.1 .211 .301 .286 .283 .310 39.9 24.5 11.0
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

Holmes relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(69.5%) ,
Slider
(20.8%) ,
Sweeper
(9.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.3%) ,


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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
2018 57.8 15.7 24.1 2.4 38.6 33.7 27.7 0.0 47.0 16.9 28.9 1.2 4.8 3.1
2019 60.1 15.2 22.5 2.2 41.3 39.9 18.8 4.3 44.2 13.8 24.6 4.3 5.1 2.9
2020 60.0 20.0 0.0 20.0 60.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 40.0 20.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2021 68.5 13.3 14.4 3.9 29.8 43.1 27.1 6.6 54.1 12.7 19.9 2.8 3.9 2.4
2022 77.0 6.1 15.2 1.8 37.0 42.4 20.6 2.4 63.0 7.3 17.6 5.5 1.8 1.2
2023 66.5 11.0 20.7 1.8 37.2 40.9 22.0 2.4 53.0 11.6 24.4 6.1 2.4 1.5
Player 67.1 11.8 18.5 2.6 36.4 40.8 22.8 3.5 53.1 12.0 22.4 4.2 3.4 2.1
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 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 Slider NYY R 210 87.5 39.3 6.1 18 2.3 -2.1 -49
2023 Sinker NYY R 703 96.0 26.5 6.1 30 15.3 0.5 4
2023 Sweeper NYY R 96 83.9 42.9 2.7 7 16.2 3.1 23
2023 4-Seamer NYY R 3 94.3 27.0 -12.8 -90 8.0 1.4 22
2022 Slider NYY R 64 88.3 38.6 6.4 20 2.7 -1.0 -27
2022 4-Seamer NYY R 1 98.0 17.0 -4.8 -39 8.6 1.2 16
2022 Sinker NYY R 781 97.0 23.9 4.0 20 16.8 1.7 11
2022 Sweeper NYY R 129 84.9 39.5 1.0 3 15.2 2.9 24
2021 Curveball NYY R 150 82.7 53.8 4.2 8 7.5 0.8 12
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 1 96.0 16.1 -3.1 -24 4.7 -1.9 -29
2021 Slider NYY R 311 87.7 36.9 4.2 13 2.5 -1.1 -31
2021 Sinker NYY R 661 96.0 23.9 4.6 24 15.2 0.6 4
2020 Slider PIT R 2 84.4 39.2 2.2 6 2.3 -2.5 -51
2020 Sinker PIT R 7 92.4 25.9 4.7 22 15.1 0.9 6
2020 Curveball PIT R 13 79.5 58.2 4.0 7 8.2 0.1 1
2019 Sinker PIT R 460 94.3 27.8 6.7 32 14.6 -0.1 0
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 90 94.0 20.5 -5.2 -34 9.4 2.0 27
2019 Curveball PIT R 207 81.6 55.2 3.5 7 9.9 2.4 33
2019 Slider PIT R 104 86.8 38.1 3.7 11 2.8 -1.1 -28
2019 Changeup PIT R 10 87.0 31.2 2.0 7 11.6 -2.2 -16
2018 Cutter PIT R 56 89.5 29.5 -3.0 -11 0.6 -1.7 -75
2018 Changeup PIT R 17 86.3 32.6 3.2 11 11.6 -1.7 -13
2018 Curveball PIT R 68 81.6 54.4 2.4 5 7.2 0.2 3
2018 Slider PIT R 3 87.4 37.1 4.4 13 2.5 -1.2 -32
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 113 94.5 18.4 -3.6 -24 8.9 1.9 27
2018 Sinker PIT R 242 94.2 24.8 4.4 22 15.1 0.8 6
! 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 Sinker 0.0 0 703 69.5 190 .259 .343 .329 17.7 15.3 17.8 .252 .343 .310 45.7
2023 Slider 3.4 7 210 20.8 42 .128 .205 .167 42.1 52.4 24.7 .141 .205 .176 44.4
2023 Sweeper 3.2 3 96 9.5 26 .080 .080 .096 43.9 69.2 39.1 .059 .070 .081 0.0
2023 4-Seamer -12.4 0 3 0.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .228 .252 .216 0.0
2022 Sinker 1.2 10 783 79.8 206 .199 .254 .266 26.2 21.4 22.7 .199 .263 .263 46.3
2022 Sweeper -1.5 -2 129 13.1 40 .162 .270 .224 41.8 45.0 31.6 .138 .188 .184 36.8
2022 Slider 0.3 0 64 6.5 9 .222 .333 .239 45.2 33.3 33.3 .126 .160 .124 16.7
2022 4-Seamer 12.9 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .246 .311 .226 0.0
2021 Sinker 0.9 6 662 58.9 187 .206 .269 .280 21.6 23.5 27.0 .195 .281 .275 35.0
2021 Slider 0.4 1 311 27.7 76 .178 .260 .225 37.8 35.5 23.9 .180 .243 .208 25.5
2021 Curveball -1.3 -2 150 13.3 27 .292 .458 .365 31.1 25.9 17.5 .276 .512 .372 58.8
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Curveball -3.9 -1 13 59.1 3 .667 .667 .600 66.7 33.3 50.0 .362 .405 .338 50.0
2020 Sinker 7.7 1 7 31.8 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .087 .092 .084 0.0
2020 Slider 5.7 0 2 9.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .407 .407 .366 0.0
2019 Sinker -1.2 -5 460 50.3 107 .247 .376 .404 17.4 8.4 13.2 .252 .418 .369 40.8
2019 Curveball -0.5 -1 208 22.7 63 .217 .333 .284 43.1 52.4 44.6 .198 .267 .235 37.0
2019 Slider 3.9 4 104 11.4 27 .167 .333 .265 34.7 29.6 29.6 .206 .456 .316 37.5
2019 4-Seamer -3.7 -3 90 9.8 29 .313 .563 .536 15.2 6.9 13.3 .338 .420 .498 35.7
2019 Changeup -2.6 0 10 1.1 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .266 .550 .335 50.0
2018 Sinker 0.2 0 242 48.5 64 .213 .234 .337 16.3 12.5 19.5 .230 .292 .356 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -4.7 -5 113 22.6 32 .480 .720 .536 5.3 3.1 5.3 .324 .470 .426 48.0
2018 Curveball -0.2 0 68 13.6 17 .235 .471 .297 42.3 47.1 34.8 .209 .347 .237 55.6
2018 Cutter -1.3 -1 56 11.2 12 .182 .182 .208 30.4 25.0 27.3 .208 .245 .245 12.5
2018 Changeup -4.9 -1 17 3.4 3 .667 .667 .600 50.0 33.3 20.0 .507 .576 .474 50.0
2018 Slider 0.7 0 3 0.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 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 Sinker 641 96.0 74 16.4 1:30 2:45 -75
2023 Slider 207 87.5 30 6.1 7:45 6:45 60
2023 Sweeper 94 83.9 54 17.9 7:30 8:30 -60
2022 Sinker 764 97.0 82 18.3 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Slider 64 88.3 27 6.3 8:00 7:00 60
2022 Sweeper 128 84.9 47 16.5 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Curveball 148 82.7 72 18.0 7:15 6:45 30
2021 Sinker 646 96.1 77 16.8 1:15 2:30 -75
2021 Slider 309 87.7 20 4.8 8:30 7:30 60
2020 Curveball 12 79.4 76 19.5 7:15 7:00 15
! 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
2018 128 499 5 0 -6 -5 -7
2019 228 872 6 3 -6 -9 -6
2021 295 1,140 5 16 -7 -7 7
2022 278 1,062 6 17 -5 -7 10
2023 259 1,012 15 6 -8 -4 10
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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 %
2018 499 43.7 61.0 84.2 18.1 60.8 46.5 49.2 36.9 21.2 5.8 86.2
2019 915 45.4 56.1 86.5 22.4 48.6 40.1 55.6 37.6 27.3 7.6 65.2
2020 22 27.3 66.7 100.0 31.3 20.0 36.4 50.0 40.9 44.4 4.5 100.0
2021 1,124 51.7 60.1 80.8 22.3 42.1 41.9 61.0 41.8 27.4 7.9 65.2
2022 981 47.1 64.8 80.9 30.0 47.7 40.0 56.0 46.5 29.6 7.0 76.5
2023 1,012 51.6 62.3 83.1 24.5 49.2 42.0 58.7 44.0 25.8 9.3 71.3
Player 4,553 48.4 61.0 82.7 24.1 47.9 41.6 57.0 41.9 27.0 7.7 70.9
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
2018 72 21 59 45
2019 25 65 74 81 2 92 84 50 25 55 2 64 2 68 8 73 55
2021 91 90 95 96 78 92 96 83 79 71 28 62 3 87 46 76 35
2022 96 94 99 99 80 99 100 32 11 65 51 77 55 92 44 28
2023 94 84 97 99 79 99 99 35 21 74 41 47 8 84 25 12
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 23.1 2 2.1 0 2 0 2 100.0
2019 22.9 5 5.9 -1 1 4 3 60.0
2021 21.1 5 5.0 0 1 4 1 20.0
2022 28.8 2 1.6 0 3 0 1 50.0
2023 22.9 2 1.7 0 2 2 0 0.0
Player 23.1 16 16.4 0 9 10 7 43.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2019 5 6 5 6 6 7 7 5 5 6 6 6 7 6 5 6 6 6 5 7 6 6 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 5
2021 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 3 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 4 2
2022 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 4 2 2 1 1
2023 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 4 2 0 1 2 2 2 2
Player 16 17 13 18 16 18 19 15 12 14 16 18 18 14 15 19 16 16 16 17 16 17 21 21 15 14 18 18 17 15 12
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 94.3 0.7 92.4 -1.9 96.0 3.6 97.0 1.0 96.0 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 86.3 87.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 81.8 83.3 1.5 80.1 -3.2 86.1 6.0 86.0 -0.1 86.4 0.4
Exit Velocity 89.6 88.6 -1.0 75.9 -12.7 87.1 11.2 89.1 2.0 89.5 0.4
Launch Angle 3.9 0.4 -3.5 1.2 0.8 -6.5 -7.7 -7.9 -1.4 -3.3 4.6
Barrel % 4.8 5.1 0.3 0.0 -5.1 3.9 3.9 1.8 -2.1 2.4 0.6
Hard Hit % 38.6 39.3 0.7 20.0 -19.3 34.8 14.8 43.8 9.0 43.3 -0.5
Sweet Spot % 25.3 31.2 5.9 20.0 -11.2 21.0 1.0 17.6 -3.4 23.2 5.6
xBA .255 .231 -0.024 .278 0.047 .198 -0.080 .187 -0.011 .212 0.025
BA .291 .232 -0.059 .333 0.101 .206 -0.127 .196 -0.010 .221 0.025
xwOBA .349 .336 -0.013 .258 -0.078 .264 0.006 .244 -0.020 .265 0.021
wOBA .368 .332 -0.036 .294 -0.038 .262 -0.032 .251 -0.011 .268 0.017
xSLG .348 .368 0.020 .301 -0.067 .292 -0.009 .247 -0.045 .290 0.043
SLG .398 .366 -0.032 .333 -0.033 .284 -0.049 .261 -0.023 .294 0.033
K% 16.3 23.3 7.0 16.7 -6.6 26.7 10.0 25.0 -1.7 26.6 1.6
BB% 17.8 15.0 -2.8 0.0 -15.0 9.9 9.9 7.7 -2.2 8.9 1.2
Swing % 36.9 37.6 0.7 40.9 3.3 41.8 0.9 46.5 4.7 44.0 -2.5
Whiff% 21.2 27.3 6.1 44.4 17.1 27.4 -17.0 29.6 2.2 25.8 -3.8
In Zone % 43.7 45.4 1.7 27.3 -18.1 51.7 24.4 47.1 -4.6 51.6 4.5
Out of Zone % 56.3 54.6 -1.7 72.7 18.1 48.3 -24.4 52.9 4.6 48.4 -4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 18.1 22.4 4.3 31.3 8.9 22.3 -9.0 30.0 7.7 24.5 -5.5
First Pitch Swing % 20.3 21.3 1.0 33.3 12.0 21.7 -11.6 25.9 4.2 22.8 -3.1
First Pitch Strike % 49.2 55.6 6.4 50.0 -5.6 61.0 11.0 56.0 -5.0 58.7 2.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 128 .368 69 6 8.7 59 18 30.5
2019 Shifts 229 .333 135 43 31.9 94 55 58.5
2020 Shifts 6 .294 3 2 66.7 3 1 33.3
2021 Shifts 277 .257 182 11 6.0 95 45 47.4
2022 Shifts 258 .251 153 12 7.8 105 58 55.2
2023 Shades 258 .261 145 1 0.7 113 17 15.0
! 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