Daniel Bard
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #28, Boston Red Sox | UNC Chapel Hill

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 4 1.88 55 0 32 57.1 63 0.99
8 Seasons 27 33 3.67 356 10 63 405.0 422 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 55 6-4 1.88 57.1 63 0.99
8 Seasons 356 27-33 3.67 405.0 422 1.25

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 35 404 66 5 7.6 4.7 90.1 111.2 10.5 31.8 .230 .372 .296 .306 .365 47.0 25.5 9.4 3.65 3.96
2021 36 1217 181 10 5.5 3.3 88.6 111.0 12.7 38.7 .235 .357 .350 .315 .367 39.8 26.3 11.8 5.21 4.21
2022 37 912 142 7 4.9 3 87.9 113.8 7.3 23.2 .184 .274 .232 .256 .286 38.0 27.0 10.7 1.88 2.69
Player 2533 389 22 5.7 3.4 88.6 113.8 10.3 31.9 .216 .329 .299 .292 .337 40.4 26.4 11.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bard relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(53.8%) ,
Slider
(42.3%) ,
Changeup
(2.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.8%) ,


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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 48.5 22.7 22.7 6.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 1.5 40.9 21.2 21.2 6.1 7.6 4.7
2021 42.5 22.1 27.1 8.3 41.4 33.7 24.9 5.5 32.0 23.8 27.1 5.5 5.5 3.3
2022 50.7 19.7 19.0 10.6 27.5 44.4 28.2 4.9 42.3 21.8 21.8 3.5 4.9 3.0
Player 46.5 21.3 23.4 8.7 35.5 38.0 26.5 4.6 37.3 22.6 24.2 4.9 5.7 3.4
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup COL R 19 90.3 27.2 -1.2 -4 15.9 1.1 7
2022 Sinker COL R 491 98.1 21.4 1.1 6 14.4 -1.4 -9
2022 4-Seamer COL R 16 97.1 18.3 -4.7 -35 4.4 -4.0 -48
2022 Slider COL R 386 88.3 32.8 0.3 1 7.7 3.6 90
2021 Changeup COL R 66 89.8 32.4 3.4 12 15.9 0.8 5
2021 4-Seamer COL R 412 97.5 18.5 -4.3 -30 9.4 0.2 2
2021 Sinker COL R 178 97.3 23.3 2.7 13 14.5 -1.2 -8
2021 Slider COL R 561 87.1 33.2 -0.5 -2 9.3 4.7 102
2020 Slider COL R 125 87.6 34.0 0.8 2 6.2 2.2 56
2020 Changeup COL R 51 89.7 35.3 5.1 17 16.2 1.0 6
2020 4-Seamer COL R 175 97.1 17.6 -3.3 -23 8.2 -0.6 -7
2020 Sinker COL R 52 96.8 22.7 1.5 7 15.4 -0.8 -5
! 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 %
2022 Sinker -1.2 -6 491 53.8 109 .188 .271 .277 19.2 15.6 19.8 .241 .344 .308 43.0
2022 Slider -1.8 -7 386 42.3 114 .121 .222 .220 35.0 38.6 25.4 .128 .205 .211 28.6
2022 Changeup -4.9 -1 19 2.1 4 .000 .000 .000 12.5 0.0 0.0 .164 .251 .176 50.0
2022 4-Seamer 9.3 1 16 1.8 5 .400 .400 .360 33.3 40.0 18.2 .239 .335 .247 66.7
2021 Slider -1.4 -8 561 46.1 140 .165 .315 .259 40.8 39.3 30.1 .181 .276 .239 34.2
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 2 412 33.9 101 .341 .524 .434 23.8 21.8 17.2 .261 .422 .367 45.0
2021 Sinker 3.2 6 178 14.6 49 .385 .513 .465 8.2 6.1 9.7 .331 .454 .415 38.9
2021 Changeup 6.0 4 66 5.4 13 .417 .750 .581 15.0 0.0 0.0 .327 .463 .368 50.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 176 43.6 46 .244 .366 .311 29.2 30.4 23.3 .249 .409 .326 70.4
2020 Slider -3.1 -4 125 30.9 37 .235 .382 .300 32.3 29.7 28.2 .206 .373 .281 39.1
2020 Sinker -0.4 0 52 12.9 14 .273 .273 .300 16.7 7.1 11.1 .248 .278 .344 30.0
2020 Changeup -1.7 -1 51 12.6 7 .143 .143 .129 27.8 14.3 8.3 .210 .277 .220 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 48 89.7 90 17.1 2:30 3:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 165 97.1 77 13.8 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Sinker 51 96.8 79 17.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 115 87.5 37 6.7 10:00 9:00 60
2021 Changeup 66 89.8 94 16.9 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 407 97.5 75 13.6 1:30 1:30 0
2021 Sinker 176 97.3 78 16.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Slider 522 87.0 45 10.0 9:15 9:15 0
2022 Changeup 19 90.3 97 17.5 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 16 97.1 68 11.0 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 482 98.1 82 16.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 374 88.3 37 8.7 9:45 9:15 30
! 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
2009 211 873 -2 -8 1 3 -6
2010 286 1,107 -9 -16 3 2 -20
2011 285 1,088 -19 -13 7 6 -18
2012 275 1,040 -3 -4 11 9 13
2020 104 404 -6 -6 3 3 -6
2021 303 1,216 -3 -10 8 9 4
2022 232 912 -11 -13 5 6 -12
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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 404 54.7 68.8 77.0 24.0 50.0 46.3 58.7 48.5 28.6 8.7 74.3
2021 1,217 50.3 68.0 77.4 24.5 49.3 40.5 60.7 46.3 30.0 9.1 75.7
2022 912 52.5 63.0 80.1 24.7 51.4 41.8 59.5 44.8 26.9 7.6 75.4
Player 2,533 51.8 66.3 78.3 24.5 50.2 41.9 59.9 46.2 28.7 8.5 75.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 57 59 62 63 43 56 43 19 6 62 41 64 19 96 99 32
2021 45 55 75 83 15 81 85 54 38 68 13 77 14 96 100 34
2022 91 96 98 95 76 90 86 64 50 75 15 61 7 97 97 20
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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 24.8 2 1.9 0 2 1 1 50.0
2021 22.6 8 7.0 1 6 6 2 25.0
2022 23.6 3 3.3 0 2 0 3 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2
2021 8 6 9 5 7 9 6 8 9 7 6 7 4 5 7 9 9 6 7 6 8 5 5 10 6 9 8 5 8 4 11
2022 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 4
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97 97.4 0.4 98 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 89.7 89.8 0.1 90.3 0.5
Breaking Velocity 87.6 87.1 -0.5 88.3 1.2
Exit Velocity 90.1 88.6 -1.5 87.9 -0.7
Launch Angle 10.5 12.7 2.2 7.3 -5.4
Barrel % 7.6 5.5 -2.1 4.9 -0.6
Hard Hit % 47 39.8 -7.2 38 -1.8
Sweet Spot % 31.8 38.7 6.9 23.2 -15.5
xBA .23 .235 0.005 .184 -0.051
BA .237 .265 0.028 .157 -0.108
xwOBA .306 .315 0.009 .256 -0.059
wOBA .296 .35 0.054 .232 -0.118
xSLG .372 .357 -0.015 .274 -0.083
SLG .344 .431 0.087 .245 -0.186
K% 25.5 26.3 0.8 27 0.7
BB% 9.4 11.8 2.4 10.7 -1.1
Swing % 48.5 46.3 -2.2 44.8 -1.5
Whiff% 28.6 30 1.4 26.9 -3.1
In Zone % 54.7 50.3 -4.4 52.5 2.2
Out of Zone % 45.3 49.7 4.4 47.5 -2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 24 24.5 0.5 24.7 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 30 -4.6 26.3 -3.7
First Pitch Strike % 58.7 60.7 2 59.5 -1.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 104 .296 48 0 0.0 56 24 42.9
2021 303 .350 148 8 5.4 155 39 25.2
2022 232 .232 102 8 7.8 130 32 24.6

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 272 21.0 2.2% 6.3% 204 26.0 2.9% 23.0%
2011 277 20.9 1.4% 7.6% 182 25.7 1.1% 19.8%
2012 269 16.2 33.1% 0.4% 272 24.9 0.7% 23.5%
2013 11 21.1 0.0% 0.0% 6 20.4 0.0% 33.3%
2020 89 20.2 6.7% 5.6% 93 25.4 5.4% 22.6%
2021 270 21.4 0.7% 5.9% 300 27.6 0.3% 34.0%
2022 281 21.5 0.0% 8.2% 155 25.1 0.0% 22.6%
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Pitch Distribution