Clay Holmes
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 245LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 9, #272, Pittsburgh Pirates | Slocomb (AL) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 7 4 2.54 62 0 20 63.2 65 1.02
2023 4 4 2.86 66 0 24 63 71 1.17
2024 1 3 2.82 39 0 21 38.1 40 1.23
7 Seasons 22 20 3.71 283 4 65 312.2 332 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 62 7-4 2.54 63.2 65 1.02
2023 66 4-4 2.86 63 71 1.17
2024 39 1-3 2.82 38.1 40 1.23
7 Seasons 283 22-20 3.71 312.2 332 1.29
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 .256 .349 .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 .230 .367 .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 .276 .299 .294 .256 .307 20.0 16.7 0.0 0.00 2.73
2021 28 1124 181 7 3.9 2.4 87.1 111.4 -6.5 21.0 .197 .291 .262 .263 .303 34.8 26.7 9.9 3.60 2.88
2022 29 981 165 3 1.8 1.2 89.1 112.2 -7.9 17.6 .186 .247 .251 .244 .265 43.8 25.0 7.7 2.54 2.43
2023 30 1024 165 4 2.4 1.5 89.5 111.7 -3.4 23.0 .209 .285 .265 .260 .303 43.0 27.1 8.8 2.86 2.79
2024 31 645 112 7 6.3 4.3 88.1 111.2 0.0 21.4 .225 .334 .287 .271 .326 35.7 24.5 4.9 2.82 2.91
Player 5210 849 32 3.8 2.4 88.5 112.2 -3.1 22.9 .212 .304 .286 .281 .311 39.3 24.6 10.3
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Holmes relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(61.1%) ,
Slider
(25.9%) ,
Sweeper
(13.0%) ,


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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 66.7 10.9 20.6 1.8 37.0 41.2 21.8 2.4 53.3 11.5 24.2 6.1 2.4 1.5
2024 66.1 13.4 17.0 3.6 38.4 41.1 20.5 4.5 50.0 12.5 25.0 1.8 6.3 4.3
Player 67.0 12.0 18.3 2.7 36.6 40.9 22.5 3.7 52.8 12.0 22.7 3.9 3.8 2.4
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.7 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Sweeper NYY R 84 83.4 46.3 5.4 13 17.7 4.5 34
2024 Sinker NYY R 394 96.4 25.3 5.3 27 14.9 0.7 5
2024 Slider NYY R 167 87.0 40.4 6.3 19 2.3 -1.7 -42
2023 Sinker NYY R 712 96.0 26.5 6.1 30 15.3 0.5 3
2023 Slider NYY R 214 87.5 39.3 6.1 18 2.3 -2.1 -48
2023 Sweeper NYY R 98 83.9 42.9 2.6 7 16.2 3.1 23
2022 Sweeper NYY R 129 84.9 39.5 1.2 3 15.2 3.0 25
2022 Sinker NYY R 781 97.0 23.9 4.0 20 16.8 1.7 11
2022 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 1 98.0 17.0 -4.8 -39 8.6 1.2 16
2022 Slider NYY R 64 88.3 38.6 6.4 20 2.7 -1.0 -27
2021 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 1 96.0 16.1 -3.1 -24 4.7 -1.9 -29
2021 Sinker NYY R 662 96.0 23.9 4.6 24 15.2 0.6 4
2021 Curveball NYY R 150 82.7 53.8 4.1 8 7.5 0.8 12
2021 Slider NYY R 311 87.7 36.9 4.2 13 2.5 -1.1 -31
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
2020 Slider PIT R 2 84.4 39.2 2.2 6 2.3 -2.5 -51
2019 Sinker PIT R 460 94.3 27.8 6.7 32 14.6 -0.1 0
2019 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 90 94.0 20.5 -5.1 -34 9.4 2.0 27
2019 Changeup PIT R 10 87.0 31.2 2.0 7 11.6 -2.2 -16
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
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 Cutter PIT R 56 89.5 29.5 -3.0 -11 0.6 -1.7 -75
2018 Slider PIT R 3 87.4 37.1 4.4 13 2.5 -1.2 -32
2018 Sinker PIT R 242 94.2 24.8 4.4 22 15.1 0.8 6
2018 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 113 94.5 18.4 -3.6 -24 8.9 1.9 27
! 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 %
2024 Sinker -0.7 -3 394 61.1 107 .320 .420 .365 18.6 13.1 14.0 .281 .408 .323 38.4
2024 Slider 4.9 8 167 25.9 36 .063 .094 .118 41.3 44.4 21.6 .113 .224 .188 35.3
2024 Sweeper -3.2 -3 84 13.0 20 .263 .316 .278 42.1 50.0 20.8 .119 .132 .140 11.1
2023 Sinker 0.0 0 712 69.5 193 .260 .343 .328 17.4 15.5 18.0 .248 .337 .305 45.0
2023 Slider 3.4 7 214 20.9 42 .128 .205 .167 43.1 52.4 24.4 .144 .210 .176 44.4
2023 Sweeper 3.3 3 98 9.6 27 .077 .077 .093 44.2 70.4 40.4 .050 .060 .072 0.0
2022 Sinker 1.2 9 783 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-Seam Fastball 13.0 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 .194 .280 .275 35.0
2021 Slider 0.4 1 311 27.7 76 .178 .260 .225 37.8 35.5 23.9 .179 .242 .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-Seam Fastball -0.7 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 .081 .086 .077 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 .251 .418 .369 40.8
2019 Curveball -0.4 -1 208 22.7 63 .217 .333 .284 43.1 52.4 44.6 .197 .267 .234 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-Seam Fastball -3.5 -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 .272 .557 .340 50.0
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 242 48.5 64 .213 .234 .337 16.3 12.5 19.5 .231 .293 .357 33.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball -4.7 -5 113 22.6 32 .480 .720 .536 5.3 3.1 5.3 .325 .471 .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
2024 Sinker 369 96.4 74 16.1 1:15 2:30 -75
2024 Slider 165 87.0 32 6.7 7:30 6:45 45
2024 Sweeper 83 83.4 60 20.6 7:15 8:15 -60
2023 Sinker 650 96.0 74 16.3 1:30 2:45 -75
2023 Slider 211 87.5 30 6.1 7:45 6:45 60
2023 Sweeper 95 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 647 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
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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 7 3 -6 -9 -6
2021 295 1,140 5 16 -7 -7 7
2022 278 1,062 6 16 -5 -7 9
2023 262 1,024 16 6 -8 -4 10
2024 163 645 2 6 -2 -3 3
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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 1,024 51.5 62.2 82.9 24.5 48.4 42.1 58.8 43.9 26.2 9.2 71.3
2024 645 50.2 62.7 82.3 29.0 50.5 42.2 64.4 45.9 27.4 7.3 68.1
Player 5,210 48.7 61.2 82.6 24.7 48.2 41.7 57.9 42.4 27.2 7.6 70.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 66 75 81 2 92 84 50 25 55 2 64 2 68 8 73 56
2021 92 90 95 96 78 92 96 83 79 71 28 62 3 86 47 76 35
2022 96 94 99 99 80 99 100 32 11 65 51 77 55 92 44 27
2023 96 88 98 99 84 99 99 37 22 77 44 51 8 85 25 12
2024 88 74 86 90 87 69 70 65 72 66 91 67 58 88 36 13
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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
2024 24.4 2 2.5 -1 2 1 2 100.0
Player 23.2 18 18.8 -1 11 11 9 50.0

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 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 4 2 0 1 2 2 2 2
2024 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2
Player 18 19 16 20 19 21 21 17 15 17 19 22 20 16 18 21 18 18 18 20 18 19 24 24 17 16 20 21 19 18 14
! 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 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 94.3 0.7 92.4 -1.9 96.0 3.6 97.0 1.0 96.0 -1.0 96.4 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 86.3 87.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 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 85.8 -0.6
Exit Velocity 89.6 88.6 -1.0 75.9 -12.7 87.1 11.2 89.1 2.0 89.5 0.4 88.1 -1.4
Launch Angle 3.9 0.4 -3.5 1.2 0.8 -6.5 -7.7 -7.9 -1.4 -3.4 4.5 0.0 3.4
Barrel % 4.8 5.1 0.3 0.0 -5.1 3.9 3.9 1.8 -2.1 2.4 0.6 6.3 3.9
Hard Hit % 38.6 39.3 0.7 20.0 -19.3 34.8 14.8 43.8 9.0 43.0 -0.8 35.7 -7.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 25.3 31.2 5.9 20.0 -11.2 21.0 1.0 17.6 -3.4 23.0 5.4 21.4 -1.6
xBA .256 .230 -0.026 .276 0.046 .197 -0.079 .186 -0.011 .209 0.023 .225 0.016
BA .291 .232 -0.059 .333 0.101 .206 -0.127 .196 -0.010 .218 0.022 .258 0.040
xwOBA .349 .336 -0.013 .256 -0.080 .263 0.007 .244 -0.019 .260 0.016 .271 0.011
wOBA .368 .332 -0.036 .294 -0.038 .262 -0.032 .251 -0.011 .265 0.014 .287 0.022
xSLG .349 .367 0.018 .299 -0.068 .291 -0.008 .247 -0.044 .285 0.038 .334 0.049
SLG .398 .366 -0.032 .333 -0.033 .284 -0.049 .261 -0.023 .291 0.030 .338 0.047
K% 16.3 23.3 7.0 16.7 -6.6 26.7 10.0 25.0 -1.7 27.1 2.1 24.5 -2.6
BB% 17.8 15.0 -2.8 0.0 -15.0 9.9 9.9 7.7 -2.2 8.8 1.1 4.9 -3.9
Swing % 36.9 37.6 0.7 40.9 3.3 41.8 0.9 46.5 4.7 43.9 -2.6 45.9 2.0
Whiff% 21.2 27.3 6.1 44.4 17.1 27.4 -17.0 29.6 2.2 26.2 -3.4 27.4 1.2
In Zone % 43.7 45.4 1.7 27.3 -18.1 51.7 24.4 47.1 -4.6 51.5 4.4 50.2 -1.3
Out of Zone % 56.3 54.6 -1.7 72.7 18.1 48.3 -24.4 52.9 4.6 48.5 -4.4 49.8 1.3
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 29.0 4.5
First Pitch Swing % 20.3 21.3 1.0 33.3 12.0 21.7 -11.6 25.9 4.2 22.5 -3.4 19.6 -2.9
First Pitch Strike % 49.2 55.6 6.4 50.0 -5.6 61.0 11.0 56.0 -5.0 58.8 2.8 64.4 5.6
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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 286 .262 191 12 6.3 95 45 47.4
2022 Shifts 258 .251 153 12 7.8 105 58 55.2
2023 Shades 261 .258 147 1 0.7 114 18 15.8
2024 Shades 163 .287 87 0 0.0 76 4 5.3
! 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 %
2018 122 17.0 14.8% 1.6% 145 25.2 0.0% 16.6%
2019 220 21.3 0.9% 0.9% 222 27.0 0.0% 23.0%
2020 9 20.3 0.0% 0.0% 3 32.4 0.0% 66.7%
2021 333 22.3 0.0% 4.5% 215 25.9 0.0% 16.7%
2022 268 21.8 0.0% 2.6% 183 25.2 0.0% 14.2%
2023 269 16.3 20.8% 0.7% 200 19.0 1.0% 1.0%
2024 165 16.0 26.1% 0.6% 129 17.9 3.1% 0.8%
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Pitch Distribution