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Luke Bard
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 200LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2012 | Rd: CA, #42, Minnesota Twins | Georgia Tech
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 6.75 6 0 0 5.1 7 1.31
3 Seasons 3 3 5.05 46 3 0 66.0 60 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 6 0-0 6.75 5.1 7 1.31
3 Seasons 46 3-3 5.05 66.0 60 1.15

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 28 213 32 4 12.5 89.1 110.8 23 34.4 .248 .564 .352 .391 .482 40.6 24.5 9.4 5.40 7.04
2019 29 818 141 10 7.1 87.5 112.9 17.8 31.9 .247 .421 .297 .318 .358 32.6 20.1 6.5 4.78 4.54
2020 30 79 16 4 25 92.4 105.7 27.9 37.5 .273 .652 .409 .381 .548 50 30.4 0 6.75 6.57
1110 189 18 9.5 88.2 112.9 19.6 32.8 .249 .468 .317 .338 .395 35.5 21.8 6.5
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bard relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(49.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(45.6%) ,
Changeup
(5.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 39 28 11 49.4 85.5 12 12 4 3 0 1 0 4 8 .333 .153 .500 .284 .350 .184 86.3 24 2909 6.1 55.0 36.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 36 22 14 45.6 94.0 11 11 3 0 1 0 2 3 8 .273 .404 .909 1.053 .472 .596 98.6 32 2720 6.3 6.3 42.9
2020 Changeup 4 1 3 5.1 88.1 1870 6.3
2019 Slider 400 274 126 50.4 86.0 94 90 19 14 3 0 2 26 64 .211 .230 .311 .342 .247 .271 86.6 8 2891 5.6 38.0 21.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball 275 168 107 34.6 94.2 69 60 18 11 3 0 4 6 55 .300 .292 .550 .532 .385 .380 88.6 28 2746 6.1 15.8 8.3
2019 Sinker 76 33 43 9.6 94.2 23 20 2 0 0 0 2 6 14 .100 .208 .400 .535 .260 .351 88.5 19 2755 6.1 20.6 18.8
2019 Changeup 43 6 37 5.4 87.2 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 .167 .340 .167 .380 .145 .314 84.3 33 1823 6.2 50.0 11.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 31.3 37.5 18.8 12.5 43.8 28.1 28.1 0 25 34.4 25 3.1 12.5
2019 36.9 28.4 24.1 10.6 39.7 34 26.2 2.8 29.8 31.9 22 4.3 7.1
2020 18.8 31.3 31.3 18.8 25 37.5 37.5 0 18.8 31.3 18.8 6.3 25
34.4 30.2 23.8 11.6 39.2 33.3 27.5 2.1 28 32.3 22.2 4.2 9.5
45.2 22.1 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2020 Changeup LAA R 4 88.1 31 1.3 4 17 3.2 23
2020 Slider LAA R 39 85.5 37.6 1.9 5 6.3 1.6 34
2020 4-Seamer LAA R 36 94 14 1.5 9 8.7 1 13
2019 Slider LAA R 400 86 36.3 0.5 1 5.4 0.6 13
2019 4-Seamer LAA R 275 94.2 14.6 1.1 7 10.4 2.3 29
2019 Sinker LAA R 76 94.2 16.4 -5.4 -25 13.6 -1.4 -9
2019 Changeup LAA R 43 87.2 29.9 0.4 1 16.5 2.3 16
2018 Sinker LAA R 2 92.6 18.2 -5.1 -22 12.5 -2.4 -16
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 116 92.2 15.7 1.2 7 6.7 -1.1 -14
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 %
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 0 36 45.6 11 .273 .909 .477 6.3 27.3 42.9 .404 1.053 .596 75
2020 Slider 0.4 0 39 49.4 12 .333 .5 .358 55 33.3 36.4 .153 .284 .184 25
2020 Changeup 0.3 0 4 5.1
2019 Changeup 0.5 0 43 5.3 6 .167 .167 .15 50 16.7 11.1 .34 .38 .314 20
2019 Sinker -0.1 0 76 9.3 23 .1 .4 .265 20.6 26.1 18.8 .208 .535 .351 35.7
2019 4-Seamer 2.5 7 275 33.6 69 .3 .55 .395 15.8 8.7 8.3 .292 .532 .38 32.7
2019 Slider -1.1 -4 400 48.9 94 .211 .311 .254 38 27.7 21.8 .23 .342 .271 32.8
2018 Changeup 6.9 1 14 6.6 3 .667 .667 .6 0 0 0 .539 .587 .497 0
2018 Slider -0.3 0 81 38 21 .263 .579 .386 28.6 33.3 26.9 .221 .56 .364 25
2018 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 116 54.5 28 .13 .391 .3 15.8 21.4 18.8 .231 .564 .4 58.8
2018 Sinker -0.5 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 29 85.5 28 6.9 10:30 8:30 120
! 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 52 213 1 -3 1 1 0
2019 192 794 -1 -6 6 4 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 213 46.9 72 87.5 27.4 58.1 37.6 58.5 48.4 20.4 9.4 75
2019 818 47.9 65.3 84.7 27.8 42.6 38.9 62.8 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
1110 48 66.6 85.3 27.4 43.9 38.7 61.8 46.2 27.1 8.3 77.8
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018
2019 71 100
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.9 8 7.1 1 4 3 5 62.5
2020 22.3 2 1.8 0 2 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 8 9 8 8 6 6 8 7 7 8 7 6 6 6 7 6 8 5 7 6 6 6 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 9
2020 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 4 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 94.2 2 94 -0.2 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.9 87.2 1.3 88.1 0.9 undefined
Breaking Velocity 84.5 86 1.5 85.5 -0.5 undefined
Exit Velocity 89.1 87.5 -1.6 92.4 4.9 undefined
Launch Angle 23 17.8 -5.2 27.9 10.1 undefined
Barrel % 12.5 7.1 -5.4 25 17.9 undefined
Hard Hit % 40.6 32.6 -8 50 17.4 undefined
Sweet Spot % 34.4 31.9 -2.5 37.5 5.6 undefined
xBA .248 .247 -0.001 .273 0.026 undefined
BA .222 .228 0.006 .304 0.076 undefined
xwOBA .391 .318 -0.073 .381 0.063 undefined
wOBA .352 .297 -0.055 .409 0.112 undefined
xSLG .564 .42 -0.143 .652 0.232 undefined
SLG .489 .394 -0.095 .696 0.302 undefined
K% 24.5 20.1 -4.4 30.4 10.3 undefined
BB% 9.4 6.5 -2.9 0 -6.5 undefined
Swing % 48.4 45.7 -2.7 45.6 -0.1 undefined
Whiff% 20.4 28.3 7.9 33.3 5 undefined
In Zone % 46.9 47.9 1 51.9 4 undefined
Out of Zone % 53.1 52.1 -1 48.1 -4 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 27.4 27.8 0.4 23.7 -4.1 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 34 27.1 -6.9 39.1 12 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 62.8 4.3 60.9 -1.9 undefined
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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 .298 118 19 16.1 72 24 33.3
2020 23 .409 15 6 40.0 8 5 62.5

Pitch Distribution