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 1.79 57 0 34 60.1 69 0.99
8 Seasons 27 33 3.64 358 10 65 408.0 428 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 57 6-4 1.79 60.1 69 0.99
8 Seasons 358 27-33 3.64 408.0 428 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 4.8 90.1 111.2 10.5 31.8 .230 .372 .296 .306 .365 47.0 26.0 7.7 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 26.4 11.6 5.21 4.21
2022 37 953 148 7 4.7 2.9 87.7 113.8 7.0 22.3 .178 .264 .232 .247 .280 37.8 28.3 9.8 1.79 2.49
Player 2574 395 22 5.6 3.4 88.5 113.8 10.2 31.4 .212 .324 .297 .288 .334 40.3 27.0 10.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bard relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(52%) ,
Slider
(42.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(2.8%) ,
Changeup
(2.4%) ,


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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 4.8
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 51.4 20.3 18.2 10.1 28.4 43.9 27.7 4.7 42.6 22.3 21.6 3.4 4.7 2.9
Player 46.8 21.5 23.0 8.6 35.7 38.0 26.3 4.6 37.5 22.8 24.1 4.8 5.6 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 4-Seamer COL R 27 98.0 16.3 -3.2 -24 6.6 -2.0 -23
2022 Sinker COL R 496 98.0 21.4 1.2 6 14.5 -1.3 -8
2022 Slider COL R 407 88.4 32.6 0.2 1 7.5 3.6 93
2022 Changeup COL R 23 90.2 27.1 -1.5 -5 16.0 1.2 8
2021 Sinker COL R 178 97.3 23.3 2.7 13 14.5 -1.2 -8
2021 4-Seamer COL R 412 97.5 18.5 -4.3 -30 9.4 0.2 2
2021 Changeup COL R 66 89.8 32.4 3.4 12 15.9 0.8 5
2021 Slider COL R 561 87.1 33.2 -0.5 -1 9.3 4.7 104
2020 Changeup COL R 51 89.7 35.3 5.1 17 16.2 1.0 6
2020 Sinker COL R 52 96.8 22.7 1.5 7 15.4 -0.8 -5
2020 4-Seamer COL R 175 97.1 17.6 -3.3 -23 8.2 -0.6 -7
2020 Slider COL R 125 87.6 34.0 0.8 2 6.2 2.2 57
! 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 -1.3 -6 496 52.0 114 .188 .267 .273 18.9 16.7 23.5 .235 .337 .300 43.9
2022 Slider -1.7 -7 407 42.7 120 .133 .229 .224 35.7 40.0 26.5 .122 .195 .202 27.6
2022 4-Seamer 4.3 1 27 2.8 6 .333 .333 .300 33.3 33.3 9.5 .200 .281 .207 50.0
2022 Changeup -4.1 -1 23 2.4 4 .000 .000 .000 22.2 0.0 0.0 .164 .251 .176 50.0
2021 Slider -1.3 -7 561 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 .330 .453 .414 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 23 90.2 97 17.7 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 27 98.0 79 13.5 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 486 98.0 82 16.5 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 394 88.3 37 8.6 9:45 9:15 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 54.5 68.6 76.8 24.5 51.1 46.3 58.7 48.5 28.6 8.7 74.3
2021 1,217 50.2 68.1 77.4 24.4 49.3 40.6 60.7 46.3 30.0 9.0 75.5
2022 953 52.7 63.1 79.2 24.8 51.8 42.8 59.4 45.0 27.5 7.7 74.0
Player 2,574 51.8 66.3 77.9 24.6 50.5 42.3 59.9 46.2 28.8 8.5 74.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 50 56 43 19 6 63 58 64 20 96 99 32
2021 45 55 75 83 15 81 85 54 38 68 12 77 12 96 100 34
2022 95 97 99 96 86 92 89 69 52 82 19 64 8 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
Player 23.3 13 12.2 1 10 7 6 46.2

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
Player 13 11 15 9 12 14 10 13 14 12 12 12 8 10 12 15 14 11 11 12 14 10 10 15 10 14 14 10 15 9 17
! 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 90.2 0.4
Breaking Velocity 87.6 87.1 -0.5 88.4 1.3
Exit Velocity 90.1 88.6 -1.5 87.7 -0.9
Launch Angle 10.5 12.7 2.2 7 -5.7
Barrel % 7.6 5.5 -2.1 4.7 -0.8
Hard Hit % 47 39.8 -7.2 37.8 -2
Sweet Spot % 31.8 38.7 6.9 22.3 -16.4
xBA .23 .235 0.005 .178 -0.057
BA .237 .265 0.028 .162 -0.103
xwOBA .306 .315 0.009 .247 -0.068
wOBA .296 .35 0.054 .232 -0.118
xSLG .372 .357 -0.015 .264 -0.093
SLG .344 .431 0.087 .245 -0.186
K% 26 26.4 0.4 28.3 1.9
BB% 7.7 11.6 3.9 9.8 -1.8
Swing % 48.5 46.3 -2.2 45 -1.3
Whiff% 28.6 30 1.4 27.5 -2.5
In Zone % 54.5 50.2 -4.3 52.7 2.5
Out of Zone % 45.5 49.8 4.3 47.3 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 24.5 24.4 -0.1 24.8 0.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 30 -4.6 26.6 -3.4
First Pitch Strike % 58.7 60.7 2 59.4 -1.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 104 .296 48 0 0.0 56 24 42.9
2021 294 .345 144 5 3.5 150 37 24.7
2022 244 .232 108 8 7.4 136 32 23.5

Pitch Tempo

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