Matt Albers
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 225LBS | Age: 39

Draft: 2001 | Rd: 23, #686, Houston Astros | Clements School HS (Sugar Land, TX)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 8 6 5.13 67 0 4 59.2 57 1.37
14 Seasons 47 48 4.35 616 24 7 759.0 571 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 67 8-6 5.13 59.2 57 1.37
14 Seasons 616 47-48 4.35 759.0 571 1.40

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
2015 32 566 111 5 4.5 3.4 85.6 108.1 3.4 25.2 .206 .325 .258 .261 .297 23.4 18.8 6.0 1.21 2.78
2016 33 891 184 18 9.8 7.6 89.5 113.4 9.9 32.1 .285 .528 .397 .375 .401 38.4 12.7 8.1 6.31 6.29
2017 34 966 149 5 3.4 2.1 83.4 110.7 7.9 28.2 .190 .283 .232 .248 .292 21.9 27.0 7.3 1.62 2.59
2018 35 673 111 10 9 6.4 87.2 110.7 10.5 34.2 .268 .482 .400 .348 .412 35.1 20.4 7.6 7.34 5.26
2019 36 1005 169 8 4.7 3.1 86.8 110.6 8.4 29.0 .223 .346 .311 .294 .328 31.0 22.1 11.2 5.13 3.78
Player 4101 724 46 6.4 4.5 86.7 113.4 8.2 29.8 .234 .391 .318 .305 .347 30.4 20.3 8.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .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

Albers relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(47.4%) ,
Slider
(33.1%) ,
Changeup
(10%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.5%) ,


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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
2015 58.6 17.1 19.8 4.5 37.8 36.0 26.1 3.6 50.5 19.8 17.1 2.7 4.5 3.4
2016 49.5 21.7 22.3 6.5 35.3 39.1 25.5 3.3 39.1 17.4 19.0 6.0 9.8 7.6
2017 51.7 16.8 22.8 8.7 37.6 36.2 26.2 4.7 40.3 22.1 22.1 3.4 3.4 2.1
2018 46.8 21.6 21.6 9.9 39.6 37.8 20.7 5.4 36.9 19.8 19.8 7.2 9.0 6.4
2019 52.1 16.6 24.3 7.1 42.0 37.9 20.1 4.1 36.1 20.1 21.9 4.7 4.7 3.1
Player 51.5 18.8 22.4 7.3 38.4 37.6 23.8 4.1 40.1 19.8 20.2 4.8 6.4 4.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 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
2019 Changeup MIL R 95 83.7 35.1 0.7 2 14.8 0.1 0
2019 4-Seamer MIL R 90 93.2 19.2 -2.7 -17 13.1 5.0 61
2019 Slider MIL R 314 83.4 39.2 0.5 1 5.4 -2.3 -30
2019 Sinker MIL R 449 92.7 25.6 2.4 10 17.5 2.6 18
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 136 91.9 19.8 -2.5 -15 13.3 5.3 67
2018 Slider MIL R 160 85.1 33.7 -3.0 -8 3.6 -1.6 -31
2018 Sinker MIL R 300 91.5 26.5 2.3 9 17.4 2.6 18
2018 Changeup MIL R 76 83.1 37.1 2.4 7 14.4 -0.1 -1
2017 4-Seamer WSH R 355 93.4 17.2 -2.2 -15 13.2 4.9 58
2017 Changeup WSH R 57 84.5 32.7 1.5 5 11.1 -3.0 -21
2017 Curveball WSH R 1 77.2 46.4 -6.9 -13 11.7 1.3 13
2017 Sinker WSH R 289 92.9 24.1 2.6 12 17.4 2.2 15
2017 Slider WSH R 252 86.8 27.8 -4.5 -14 3.8 1.0 36
2016 Curveball CWS R 16 80.4 42.1 -7.2 -15 6.4 -1.9 -23
2016 Changeup CWS R 100 84.2 33.5 1.4 5 12.0 -2.2 -15
2016 Sinker CWS R 592 92.7 22.4 0.4 2 17.6 2.1 13
2016 4-Seamer CWS R 14 92.9 15.9 0.1 1 11.2 1.8 19
2016 Slider CWS R 90 86.9 29.7 -1.6 -5 0.7 -1.0 -59
! 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 %
2019 Sinker -1.6 -7 449 44.7 138 .221 .328 .311 20.7 24.6 25.2 .206 .316 .277 29.5
2019 Slider -0.3 -1 314 31.2 58 .245 .358 .304 31.1 25.9 20.0 .261 .381 .311 33.3
2019 Changeup 1.8 2 95 9.5 18 .154 .385 .356 34.9 5.6 7.7 .260 .369 .386 25.0
2019 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 90 9.0 27 .217 .478 .294 17.0 25.9 16.3 .206 .416 .270 36.8
2018 Sinker 1.8 5 300 44.6 81 .333 .569 .429 14.4 17.3 14.0 .283 .516 .373 42.4
2018 Slider 1.9 3 160 23.8 26 .208 .417 .269 33.3 26.9 12.1 .194 .286 .232 27.8
2018 4-Seamer 1.4 2 136 20.2 38 .382 .735 .468 28.0 26.3 15.9 .276 .583 .388 32.0
2018 Changeup 1.7 1 76 11.3 10 .300 .600 .375 36.8 10.0 5.9 .317 .384 .306 11.1
2017 4-Seamer -1.0 -4 355 36.7 96 .188 .294 .286 16.6 21.9 19.1 .199 .259 .256 26.6
2017 Sinker -2.9 -8 289 29.9 79 .125 .181 .176 23.3 32.9 28.6 .180 .274 .234 19.1
2017 Slider -0.1 0 252 26.1 46 .190 .381 .267 30.9 26.1 18.2 .186 .286 .245 13.3
2017 Changeup -0.7 0 57 5.9 8 .125 .500 .250 40.0 37.5 30.0 .239 .638 .356 40.0
2017 Curveball 2.1 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] 0.0 -- -- -- [object Object]
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 193 727 -6 -9 4 3 -8
2009 305 1,185 9 -15 8 9 10
2010 322 1,276 -6 -16 8 10 -5
2011 289 1,166 -7 -5 9 5 3
2012 238 882 -11 0 7 5 1
2013 259 933 -4 -9 8 4 -1
2014 42 170 -1 -2 2 1 -1
2015 147 557 -9 -9 6 2 -10
2016 225 852 14 -1 5 5 23
2017 238 995 -13 -9 4 4 -14
2018 155 673 8 -4 4 3 11
2019 241 948 -4 -17 6 7 -8
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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 %
2015 566 45.1 60.4 87.7 28.0 70.1 41.5 59.1 42.6 17.4 6.5 67.6
2016 891 45.3 64.4 87.2 29.1 72.1 40.3 60.2 45.0 17.2 6.3 68.5
2017 966 48.6 62.7 82.8 25.9 62.2 43.5 61.8 43.9 22.9 6.4 83.6
2018 673 44.3 73.5 83.1 30.7 63.5 43.1 63.1 49.6 23.4 7.6 90.2
2019 1,005 41.6 61.2 85.9 28.0 56.1 41.4 61.2 41.9 23.8 7.4 80.0
Player 4,101 45.0 64.2 85.1 28.2 64.2 41.9 61.1 44.4 21.2 6.8 78.8
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
2015 23 9 89
2016 2 6 1 1 7 40 1 24 18 3 46 7 51 50 13 80
2017 96 95 98 97 93 93 92 99 99 80 67 40 30 58 16 84
2018 34 11 78
2019 72 73 86 90 40 86 89 90 88 45 14 39 37 46 10 80
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.9 10 11.2 -1 6 9 4 40.0
2017 21.7 6 5.9 0 3 6 2 33.3
2018 25.5 10 7.8 2 1 2 6 60.0
2019 22.1 8 6.4 2 3 4 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 10 12 12 11 10 11 9 12 11 11 13 11 9 9 10 12 10 14 7 12 15 7 10 11 12 13 15 10 9 12 16
2017 6 6 9 6 5 6 5 6 8 4 6 6 4 4 6 8 5 7 4 6 9 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 8
2018 10 9 7 8 8 8 7 9 8 7 6 8 7 7 7 8 7 9 7 8 7 8 8 9 9 8 9 8 8 7 8
2019 8 8 7 5 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 8 4 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 7 6 7 6 7
! 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 90.4 92.7 2.3 93.2 0.5 91.7 -1.5 1
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 84.2 2 84.5 0.3 83.1 -1.4 0.6
Breaking Velocity 84.1 85.9 1.8 86.8 0.9 85.1 -1.7 -1.7
Exit Velocity 85.6 89.5 3.9 83.4 -6.1 87.2 3.8 -0.4
Launch Angle 3.4 9.9 6.5 7.9 -2 10.5 2.6 -2.1
Barrel % 4.5 9.8 5.3 3.4 -6.4 9 5.6 -4.3
Hard Hit % 23.4 38.4 15 21.9 -16.5 35.1 13.2 -4.1
Sweet Spot % 25.2 32.1 6.9 28.2 -3.9 34.2 6 -5.2
xBA .206 .285 0.079 .19 -0.095 .268 0.078 -0.045
BA .228 .321 0.093 .166 -0.155 .321 0.155 -0.082
xwOBA .261 .375 0.114 .248 -0.127 .348 0.1 -0.054
wOBA .258 .397 0.139 .232 -0.165 .4 0.168 -0.089
xSLG .325 .528 0.203 .283 -0.245 .482 0.199 -0.136
SLG .324 .56 0.236 .28 -0.28 .586 0.306 -0.19
K% 18.8 12.7 -6.1 27 14.3 20.4 -6.6 1.7
BB% 6 8.1 2.1 7.3 -0.8 7.6 0.3 3.6
Swing % 42.6 45 2.4 43.9 -1.1 49.6 5.7 -7.7
Whiff% 17.4 17.2 -0.2 22.9 5.7 23.4 0.5 0.4
In Zone % 45.1 45.3 0.2 48.6 3.3 44.3 -4.3 -2.7
Out of Zone % 54.9 54.7 -0.2 51.4 -3.3 55.7 4.3 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 28 29.1 1.1 25.9 -3.2 30.7 4.8 -2.7
First Pitch Swing % 17.4 25.8 8.4 27 1.2 35.7 8.7 -9.8
First Pitch Strike % 59.1 60.2 1.1 61.8 1.6 63.1 1.3 -1.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 224 .397 152 0 0.0 72 18 25.0
2017 230 .231 145 3 2.1 85 14 16.5
2018 155 .400 91 29 31.9 64 16 25.0
2019 241 .288 171 48 28.1 70 41 58.6

Pitch Tempo