Luke Bard
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 200LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2012 | Rd: C-A, #42, Minnesota Twins | Georgia Tech
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 1 1.93 8 0 0 14.0 8 1.00
4 Seasons 4 4 4.50 54 3 0 80.0 68 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 8 1-1 1.93 14.0 8 1.00
4 Seasons 54 4-4 4.50 80.0 68 1.13

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 27 213 32 4 12.5 7.5 89.1 110.8 23.0 34.4 .248 .566 .352 .392 .483 40.6 24.5 9.4 5.40 6.99
2019 28 818 141 10 7.1 5 87.5 112.9 17.8 31.9 .251 .427 .294 .319 .365 32.6 20.1 6.5 4.78 4.50
2020 29 79 16 4 25 17.4 92.4 105.7 27.9 37.5 .273 .651 .409 .381 .547 50.0 30.4 0.0 6.75 6.52
2022 31 225 39 2 5.1 3.6 88.3 105.9 16.0 33.3 .289 .400 .246 .363 .361 30.8 14.3 12.5 1.93 5.65
Player 1335 228 20 8.8 6 88.2 112.9 19.0 32.9 .258 .462 .303 .343 .394 34.7 20.5 7.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bard relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(34.2%) ,
Slider
(26.2%) ,
Curveball
(18.2%) ,
Cutter
(16.4%) ,
Changeup
(4.4%) ,
Sinker
(0.4%) ,


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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
2018 31.3 37.5 18.8 12.5 43.8 28.1 28.1 0.0 25.0 34.4 25.0 3.1 12.5 7.5
2019 36.9 28.4 24.1 10.6 39.7 34.0 26.2 2.8 29.8 31.9 22.0 4.3 7.1 5.0
2020 18.8 37.5 25.0 18.8 25.0 37.5 37.5 0.0 18.8 31.3 18.8 6.3 25.0 17.4
2022 41.0 23.1 30.8 5.1 28.2 38.5 33.3 2.6 20.5 23.1 43.6 5.1 5.1 3.6
Player 35.5 29.4 24.6 10.5 37.3 34.2 28.5 2.2 26.8 30.7 25.9 4.4 8.8 6.0
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 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 Slider TB R 59 86.2 33.0 -2.1 -6 4.6 -1.1 -19
2022 4-Seamer TB R 77 93.9 13.6 1.7 11 11.3 3.4 42
2022 Curveball TB R 41 77.8 46.7 -7.6 -14 19.3 8.5 78
2022 Sinker TB R 1 94.3 12.2 -9.7 -44 17.0 1.8 12
2022 Cutter TB R 37 90.1 23.8 1.2 5 0.3 -2.2 -113
2022 Changeup TB R 10 85.7 34.1 2.5 8 18.1 3.9 28
2020 Changeup LAA R 4 88.1 31.0 1.2 4 17.0 3.2 23
2020 4-Seamer LAA R 36 94.0 14.0 1.5 9 8.7 1.0 12
2020 Slider LAA R 39 85.5 37.6 1.8 5 6.3 1.6 33
2019 Slider LAA R 400 86.0 36.3 0.5 1 5.4 0.6 13
2019 Changeup LAA R 43 87.2 29.9 0.4 1 16.5 2.3 16
2019 Sinker LAA R 76 94.2 16.4 -5.3 -25 13.6 -1.4 -9
2019 4-Seamer LAA R 275 94.2 14.6 1.1 7 10.4 2.3 29
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 116 92.2 15.7 1.2 7 6.7 -1.2 -15
2018 Sinker LAA R 2 92.6 18.2 -5.0 -22 12.5 -2.4 -16
2018 Slider LAA R 81 84.5 39.5 1.6 4 7.8 2.3 42
2018 Changeup LAA R 14 85.9 34.1 3.1 10 17.2 3.1 22
! 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 4-Seamer 0.8 1 77 34.2 20 .188 .250 .293 19.4 5.0 4.8 .287 .401 .376 33.3
2022 Slider -5.2 -3 59 26.2 17 .133 .267 .200 25.8 11.8 18.2 .334 .516 .388 35.7
2022 Curveball -3.8 -2 41 18.2 11 .000 .000 .064 50.0 36.4 17.4 .115 .123 .161 0.0
2022 Cutter -1.1 0 37 16.4 6 .250 .250 .383 18.8 16.7 20.0 .511 .623 .564 66.7
2022 Changeup 9.2 1 10 4.4 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .491 .538 .573 0.0
2022 Sinker -1.8 0 1 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Slider 0.4 0 39 49.4 12 .333 .500 .358 55.0 33.3 36.4 .152 .283 .183 25.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 0 36 45.6 11 .273 .909 .477 6.3 27.3 42.9 .404 1.053 .596 75.0
2020 Changeup 0.3 0 4 5.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider -1.2 -5 400 48.9 94 .211 .311 .254 38.0 27.7 21.8 .230 .342 .271 32.8
2019 4-Seamer 2.4 7 275 33.6 69 .300 .550 .395 15.8 8.7 8.3 .291 .531 .380 32.7
2019 Sinker -0.3 0 76 9.3 23 .100 .400 .265 20.6 26.1 18.8 .208 .535 .351 35.7
2019 Changeup 0.5 0 43 5.3 6 .167 .167 .150 50.0 16.7 11.1 .340 .380 .314 20.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.9 -1 116 54.5 28 .130 .391 .300 15.8 21.4 18.8 .231 .564 .400 58.8
2018 Slider -0.3 0 81 38.0 21 .263 .579 .386 28.6 33.3 26.9 .223 .566 .365 25.0
2018 Changeup 6.9 1 14 6.6 3 .667 .667 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 .539 .587 .497 0.0
2018 Sinker -0.6 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 32 94.1 80 18.7 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 20 85.6 23 6.9 11:00 8:30 150
2022 Curveball 38 77.7 65 20.4 8:00 8:45 -45
2022 Cutter 37 90.1 48 9.2 12:30 12:00 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 77 93.9 86 20.7 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Slider 58 86.2 27 6.0 10:30 10:00 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 52 213 1 -3 1 1 0
2019 192 794 -1 -7 6 4 2
2022 56 225 -6 -1 2 1 -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 %
2018 213 46.9 72.0 87.5 27.4 58.1 37.6 58.5 48.4 20.4 9.4 75.0
2019 818 47.9 65.3 84.7 27.8 42.6 38.9 63.1 45.7 28.3 7.3 75.9
2020 79 51.9 65.9 85.2 23.7 11.1 39.2 60.9 45.6 33.3 15.2 91.7
2022 225 45.3 66.7 77.9 26.8 60.6 45.8 62.5 44.9 26.7 7.6 82.4
Player 1,335 47.5 66.6 84.1 27.3 46.8 39.9 62.1 46.0 27.0 8.2 78.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 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
2018 43 100 52
2019 69 100 53
2022 38 99 61
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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 21.9 4 3.9 0 0 2 2 50.0
2019 21.9 8 6.6 1 5 4 3 37.5
2020 22.3 2 2.2 0 2 1 1 50.0
2022 -- 0 0.8 -1 0 1 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
2019 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 8 6 4 7 7 6 5 6 7 6 8 5 6 8 6 6 6 7 6 7 6 8 7 8
2020 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 2 3 2 4 2 2
2022 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 92.2 94.2 2 94 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.9 87.2 1.3 88.1 0.9
Breaking Velocity 84.5 86 1.5 85.5 -0.5
Exit Velocity 89.1 87.5 -1.6 92.4 4.9
Launch Angle 23 17.8 -5.2 27.9 10.1
Barrel % 12.5 7.1 -5.4 25 17.9
Hard Hit % 40.6 32.6 -8 50 17.4
Sweet Spot % 34.4 31.9 -2.5 37.5 5.6
xBA .248 .251 0.003 .273 0.022
BA .222 .228 0.006 .304 0.076
xwOBA .392 .319 -0.073 .381 0.062
wOBA .352 .294 -0.058 .409 0.115
xSLG .566 .427 -0.139 .651 0.224
SLG .489 .394 -0.095 .696 0.302
K% 24.5 20.1 -4.4 30.4 10.3
BB% 9.4 6.5 -2.9 0 -6.5
Swing % 48.4 45.7 -2.7 45.6 -0.1
Whiff% 20.4 28.3 7.9 33.3 5
In Zone % 46.9 47.9 1 51.9 4
Out of Zone % 53.1 52.1 -1 48.1 -4
Out of Zone Swing % 27.4 27.8 0.4 23.7 -4.1
First Pitch Swing % 34 27.3 -6.7 39.1 11.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 63.1 4.6 60.9 -2.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 52 .352 22 0 0.0 30 5 16.7
2019 190 .294 118 19 16.1 72 24 33.3
2020 23 .409 15 6 40.0 8 5 62.5
2022 56 .246 35 7 20.0 21 18 85.7

Pitch Tempo

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