Matt Barnes
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 208LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #19, Boston Red Sox | Connecticut
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 6 5 3.79 60 0 24 54.2 84 1.12
2022 0 4 4.31 44 0 8 39.2 34 1.44
2023 1 0 5.48 24 1 0 21.1 20 1.64
10 Seasons 33 30 4.13 453 3 47 453 576 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 60 6-5 3.79 54.2 84 1.12
2022 44 0-4 4.31 39.2 34 1.44
2023 24 1-0 5.48 21.1 20 1.64
10 Seasons 453 33-30 4.13 453 576 1.36
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 25 790 143 10 7.0 5.0 90.1 112.6 12.8 37.1 .255 .444 .383 .335 .387 36.4 19.6 7.5 5.44 4.71
2016 26 1195 182 10 5.5 3.5 89.9 110.2 9.6 36.3 .240 .387 .314 .319 .374 37.9 24.7 11.1 4.05 4.31
2017 27 1204 175 8 4.6 2.8 86.3 108.7 8.7 30.3 .210 .322 .287 .276 .338 29.1 28.9 9.8 3.88 3.22
2018 28 1109 136 11 8.1 4.2 90.8 110.8 6.1 31.6 .181 .311 .279 .270 .363 39.7 36.2 11.7 3.65 3.04
2019 29 1310 134 7 5.2 2.5 89.5 111.6 9.1 30.6 .186 .297 .292 .269 .371 34.1 38.6 13.3 3.78 3.14
2020 30 455 55 6 10.9 5.9 91.3 112.6 11.1 32.7 .236 .431 .312 .343 .440 45.5 30.4 13.7 4.30 5.10
2021 31 919 116 11 9.5 5.0 89.8 115.0 18.0 23.3 .177 .325 .278 .256 .365 41.4 37.8 9.0 3.79 2.72
2022 32 693 118 10 8.5 5.7 91.1 113.0 11.1 28.8 .229 .382 .305 .320 .339 44.9 19.3 11.9 4.31 4.28
2023 33 400 68 4 5.9 4.0 89.2 111.2 10.0 30.9 .279 .401 .330 .333 .377 35.3 20.2 10.1 5.48 4.73
Player 8075 1127 77 6.8 4.0 89.6 115.0 10.5 31.6 .214 .355 .305 .295 .367 37.4 29.5 10.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Barnes relies on 3 pitches.
Curveball
(48.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(45.5%) ,
Split Finger
(6%) ,


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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 42.0 20.3 30.1 7.7 34.3 37.1 28.7 1.4 31.5 25.9 23.8 5.6 7.0 5.0
2016 46.2 23.6 23.6 6.6 32.4 41.8 25.8 2.2 35.7 22.0 24.7 7.1 5.5 3.5
2017 49.1 16.6 27.4 6.9 29.1 38.3 32.6 5.1 40.0 20.6 24.6 4.6 4.6 2.8
2018 52.9 22.1 20.6 4.4 27.9 41.2 30.9 1.5 46.3 16.9 19.1 6.6 8.1 4.2
2019 48.5 23.9 22.4 5.2 35.1 38.1 26.9 3.0 35.8 22.4 27.6 4.5 5.2 2.5
2020 49.1 20.0 25.5 5.5 32.7 34.5 32.7 7.3 29.1 20.0 30.9 1.8 10.9 5.9
2021 42.2 29.3 15.5 12.9 37.1 35.3 27.6 4.3 26.7 31.9 23.3 4.3 9.5 5.0
2022 44.9 30.5 19.5 5.1 34.7 41.5 23.7 2.5 28.8 27.1 23.7 9.3 8.5 5.7
2023 50.0 14.7 26.5 8.8 44.1 35.3 20.6 4.4 33.8 19.1 36.8 0.0 5.9 4.0
Player 47.0 22.5 23.5 6.9 33.4 38.7 28.0 3.2 35.0 23.0 25.0 5.4 6.8 4.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 4-Seamer MIA R 182 93.4 14.7 -0.2 -1 10.5 4.7 81
2023 Splitter MIA R 24 87.9 32.3 1.4 5 12.7 2.4 23
2023 Curveball MIA R 194 83.4 47.3 -2.0 -4 1.4 -4.4 -75
2022 Splitter BOS R 6 86.0 28.7 -3.1 -10 20.5 9.2 81
2022 Curveball BOS R 324 84.1 49.0 1.1 2 3.7 -2.2 -38
2022 4-Seamer BOS R 318 95.0 13.7 0.0 0 10.9 4.2 63
2022 Changeup BOS R 45 87.4 27.8 -0.4 -1 17.4 3.4 24
2021 Changeup BOS R 16 87.7 28.4 0.5 2 17.1 3.6 27
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 458 95.8 12.4 0.6 5 10.9 4.0 57
2021 Curveball BOS R 445 85.3 47.6 1.2 3 3.8 -1.8 -32
2020 Curveball BOS R 195 84.6 48.6 1.5 3 3.7 -1.1 -24
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 245 95.6 13.2 0.1 1 10.9 4.0 58
2020 Changeup BOS R 13 88.4 26.6 0.0 0 16.6 4.0 31
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 607 96.6 12.0 1.1 8 10.2 3.3 48
2019 Changeup BOS R 26 88.1 24.8 -3.0 -11 13.5 -0.1 -1
2019 Curveball BOS R 656 85.5 50.0 2.6 6 3.6 -0.9 -19
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 606 96.6 12.3 0.9 7 9.3 2.7 42
2018 Changeup BOS R 1 89.9 17.0 -8.0 -32 9.3 -4.4 -32
2018 Curveball BOS R 450 84.5 50.2 2.4 5 3.2 -2.4 -43
2018 Splitter BOS R 50 89.3 30.2 0.7 2 12.8 3.4 36
2017 Curveball BOS R 377 80.9 55.2 4.5 9 2.3 -3.9 -63
2017 4-Seamer BOS R 661 95.2 11.1 1.1 9 7.2 0.6 9
2017 Slider BOS R 163 88.0 26.8 -2.2 -7 3.2 0.3 9
2016 Changeup BOS R 60 88.8 20.3 -4.4 -18 11.0 -1.5 -12
2016 Curveball BOS R 281 82.7 50.7 3.3 7 7.4 -0.6 -8
2016 Slider BOS R 67 89.7 24.4 -2.5 -9 4.0 -0.4 -10
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 765 97.4 9.8 1.5 13 6.4 -0.2 -3
2015 Curveball BOS R 173 82.5 -- -- 6.1 -2.8 -31
2015 Slider BOS R 13 87.6 -- -- 0.5 -4.2 -90
2015 4-Seamer BOS R 471 95.4 -- -- 7.3 0.8 12
2015 Changeup BOS R 109 86.8 -- -- 10.8 -1.4 -12
! 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 %
2023 Curveball 0.9 2 194 48.5 47 .205 .273 .260 28.0 21.3 15.6 .267 .370 .299 38.2
2023 4-Seamer -1.3 -2 182 45.5 45 .395 .553 .457 10.6 17.8 17.4 .313 .469 .392 33.3
2023 Splitter -0.8 0 24 6.0 6 .167 .167 .150 27.3 33.3 28.6 .150 .192 .147 25.0
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 324 46.8 83 .266 .316 .298 31.9 26.5 20.2 .216 .312 .259 43.9
2022 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 318 45.9 80 .238 .397 .349 23.6 13.8 13.6 .250 .488 .388 50.0
2022 Changeup 2.1 1 45 6.5 10 .000 .000 .210 42.1 10.0 11.1 .184 .237 .337 16.7
2022 Splitter 6.1 0 6 0.9 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .249 .249 .462 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.2 -5 458 49.8 121 .240 .481 .361 26.0 27.3 21.7 .189 .403 .306 40.3
2021 Curveball 2.1 9 445 48.4 96 .174 .228 .198 41.5 51.0 32.2 .169 .247 .201 44.2
2021 Changeup 5.7 1 16 1.7 3 .000 .000 .000 71.4 66.7 66.7 .005 .011 .007 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.8 2 246 54.1 59 .224 .367 .345 26.9 27.1 20.3 .231 .422 .348 51.5
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 196 43.1 38 .219 .406 .324 31.7 36.8 19.2 .262 .483 .367 40.0
2020 Changeup 4.8 1 13 2.9 4 .000 .000 .175 16.7 25.0 14.3 .038 .042 .203 0.0
2019 Curveball 1.6 11 664 50.7 166 .183 .275 .248 41.0 47.0 31.7 .156 .237 .213 32.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -6 620 47.3 112 .261 .477 .392 29.7 27.7 16.2 .241 .408 .364 37.5
2019 Changeup -2.5 -1 26 2.0 5 .000 .000 .420 57.1 20.0 33.3 .038 .040 .434 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.5 3 607 54.7 141 .231 .397 .344 29.7 31.2 22.2 .210 .377 .315 50.6
2018 Curveball 2.0 9 450 40.6 109 .146 .188 .206 44.6 44.0 35.0 .139 .209 .221 24.0
2018 Splitter -2.6 -1 50 4.5 14 .385 .615 .450 33.3 28.6 36.4 .221 .458 .315 33.3
2018 Changeup -2.9 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 6 661 54.9 153 .208 .354 .299 27.1 30.7 20.4 .224 .367 .310 37.9
2017 Curveball 1.1 4 377 31.3 86 .195 .244 .227 33.8 34.9 24.6 .160 .183 .175 15.4
2017 Slider -1.0 -2 163 13.5 48 .333 .571 .425 35.3 12.5 22.2 .267 .453 .353 27.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 180 93.4 99 19.5 1:15 1:15 0
2023 Splitter 22 88.1 89 13.2 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Knuckle Curve 191 83.4 72 10.4 7:00 6:15 45
2022 Changeup 45 87.4 95 19.6 2:15 2:15 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 305 95.0 99 19.8 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Knuckle Curve 311 84.1 72 13.1 7:00 6:30 30
2021 Changeup 16 87.7 92 18.9 2:30 2:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 457 95.8 100 20.4 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Knuckle Curve 444 85.3 70 13.0 6:45 6:30 15
2020 Changeup 11 88.6 95 19.7 2:15 2:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 245 95.6 100 20.0 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Knuckle Curve 183 84.7 70 13.3 6:45 6:30 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 39 157 0 0 1 -1 1
2015 199 790 0 -3 -3 -1 -8
2016 294 1,215 9 12 -11 -4 6
2017 287 1,201 14 8 -10 -4 8
2018 299 1,268 9 20 -6 -6 17
2019 279 1,289 10 12 -12 -3 6
2020 101 455 1 6 -2 -2 3
2021 226 952 0 11 -4 -2 6
2022 175 693 -1 11 -6 -4 1
2023 98 400 -2 3 -2 0 -1
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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 790 51.3 67.7 84.7 29.6 57.0 42.3 57.8 49.1 21.9 7.8 72.6
2016 1,195 46.7 59.7 81.4 27.3 52.3 41.6 58.0 42.4 27.8 6.8 60.5
2017 1,204 46.4 65.4 77.3 24.8 49.4 42.7 57.8 43.8 30.2 6.4 66.2
2018 1,109 45.1 59.4 75.1 27.0 40.2 40.4 56.1 41.7 35.9 5.6 59.7
2019 1,310 42.1 62.4 80.2 30.8 39.1 38.2 58.8 44.3 36.0 6.1 66.7
2020 455 46.6 59.4 79.4 28.8 57.1 38.9 61.4 43.1 28.6 7.7 65.7
2021 919 48.4 63.1 81.1 32.1 38.8 40.0 68.8 47.1 33.7 6.9 82.5
2022 693 45.3 64.0 82.6 25.9 49.0 39.8 62.9 43.1 28.4 8.1 73.2
2023 400 43.8 58.3 94.1 25.3 52.6 43.5 61.2 39.8 20.8 6.0 75.0
Player 8,075 46.1 62.5 80.7 28.1 46.6 40.7 59.8 44.0 30.4 6.7 68.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 86 59 25 79
2016 39 61 57 59 25 72 61 12 21 75 10 81 29 97 67 19 84
2017 84 86 89 88 78 78 74 71 80 87 27 86 21 82 60 10 93
2018 89 97 90 73 77 68 20 2 14 97 8 97 37 94 85 29 95
2019 89 95 98 96 66 92 83 25 70 98 5 95 69 92 85 18 93
2020 26 53 36 26 17 46 12 6 11 82 10 64 62 85 64 12 92
2021 94 97 88 60 94 76 20 25 28 98 39 91 88 85 62 10 92
2022 70 55 3 90
2023 39 34 3 84
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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 21.8 6 8.7 -3 6 4 5 83.3
2017 23.2 7 6.2 1 2 7 1 14.3
2018 24.8 6 5.3 1 3 5 2 33.3
2019 22.5 8 7.1 1 1 7 2 25.0
2020 24.8 4 4.6 -1 0 1 4 100.0
2021 25.1 8 8.8 -1 2 2 7 87.5
2022 26.5 2 3.0 -1 0 3 1 50.0
2023 25.5 2 2.1 0 1 0 2 100.0
Player 23.9 43 46.0 -3 15 29 24 55.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 10 6 9 8 8 9 8 7 8 9 11 9 8 8 8 7 8 9 10 9 9 11 11 8 8 10 11 9 9 7
2017 7 6 5 8 7 7 7 5 4 3 5 9 5 7 7 7 5 6 9 6 7 6 8 6 5 5 5 6 9 7 5
2018 6 7 4 8 6 4 6 5 3 3 4 8 6 5 5 7 4 6 4 7 6 4 8 6 5 4 3 5 7 6 4
2019 8 8 7 9 8 7 8 8 6 5 6 9 8 6 7 8 7 7 8 8 5 6 9 8 7 6 7 8 8 5 5
2020 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 4
2021 8 10 8 8 9 8 9 10 7 8 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 10 8 9 10 8 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 10
2022 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3
2023 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 43 50 39 51 47 44 49 46 35 35 40 55 48 45 45 51 43 47 47 50 47 41 56 51 44 41 43 50 53 46 40
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.5 97.4 1.9 95.2 -2.2 96.6 1.4 96.6 0.0 95.6 -1.0 95.8 0.2 95.0 -0.8 93.4 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 88.8 2.0 0.0 0.0 89.3 0.0 88.1 -1.2 88.4 0.3 87.7 -0.7 87.2 -0.5 87.9 0.7
Breaking Velocity 82.9 84.1 1.2 83.0 -1.1 84.5 1.5 85.5 1.0 84.6 -0.9 85.3 0.7 84.1 -1.2 83.4 -0.7
Exit Velocity 90.1 89.9 -0.2 86.3 -3.6 90.8 4.5 89.5 -1.3 91.3 1.8 89.8 -1.5 91.1 1.3 89.2 -1.9
Launch Angle 12.8 9.6 -3.2 8.7 -0.9 6.1 -2.6 9.1 3.0 11.1 2.0 18.0 6.9 11.1 -6.9 10.0 -1.1
Barrel % 7.0 5.5 -1.5 4.6 -0.9 8.1 3.5 5.2 -2.9 10.9 5.7 9.5 -1.4 8.5 -1.0 5.9 -2.6
Hard Hit % 36.4 37.9 1.5 29.1 -8.8 39.7 10.6 34.1 -5.6 45.5 11.4 41.4 -4.1 44.9 3.5 35.3 -9.6
Sweet Spot % 37.1 36.3 -0.8 30.3 -6.0 31.6 1.3 30.6 -1.0 32.7 2.1 23.3 -9.4 28.8 5.5 30.9 2.1
xBA .255 .240 -0.015 .210 -0.030 .181 -0.029 .186 0.005 .236 0.050 .177 -0.059 .229 0.052 .279 0.050
BA .311 .248 -0.063 .224 -0.024 .204 -0.020 .210 0.006 .214 0.004 .206 -0.008 .240 0.034 .284 0.044
xwOBA .335 .319 -0.016 .276 -0.043 .270 -0.006 .269 -0.001 .343 0.074 .256 -0.087 .320 0.064 .333 0.013
wOBA .383 .314 -0.069 .287 -0.027 .279 -0.008 .292 0.013 .312 0.020 .278 -0.034 .305 0.027 .330 0.025
xSLG .444 .387 -0.057 .322 -0.065 .311 -0.011 .297 -0.014 .431 0.134 .325 -0.106 .382 0.057 .401 0.019
SLG .517 .372 -0.145 .354 -0.018 .322 -0.032 .346 0.024 .369 0.023 .357 -0.012 .333 -0.024 .386 0.053
K% 19.6 24.7 5.1 28.9 4.2 36.2 7.3 38.6 2.4 30.4 -8.2 37.8 7.4 19.3 -18.5 20.2 0.9
BB% 7.5 11.1 3.6 9.8 -1.3 11.7 1.9 13.3 1.6 13.7 0.4 9.0 -4.7 11.9 2.9 10.1 -1.8
Swing % 49.1 42.4 -6.7 43.8 1.4 41.7 -2.1 44.3 2.6 43.1 -1.2 47.1 4.0 43.1 -4.0 39.8 -3.3
Whiff% 21.9 27.8 5.9 30.2 2.4 35.9 5.7 36.0 0.1 28.6 -7.4 33.7 5.1 28.4 -5.3 20.8 -7.6
In Zone % 51.3 46.7 -4.6 46.4 -0.3 45.1 -1.3 42.1 -3.0 46.6 4.5 48.4 1.8 45.3 -3.1 43.8 -1.5
Out of Zone % 48.7 53.3 4.6 53.6 0.3 54.9 1.3 57.9 3.0 53.4 -4.5 51.6 -1.8 54.7 3.1 56.3 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 29.6 27.3 -2.3 24.8 -2.5 27.0 2.2 30.8 3.8 28.8 -2.0 32.1 3.3 25.9 -6.2 25.3 -0.6
First Pitch Swing % 30.7 26.4 -4.3 21.3 -5.1 24.6 3.3 26.8 2.2 26.7 -0.1 31.7 5.0 28.6 -3.1 27.6 -1.0
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 58.0 0.2 57.8 -0.2 56.1 -1.7 58.8 2.7 61.4 2.6 68.8 7.4 62.9 -5.9 61.2 -1.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 279 .311 173 1 0.6 106 24 22.6
2017 Shifts 287 .287 183 1 0.5 104 30 28.8
2018 Shifts 264 .279 158 2 1.3 106 54 50.9
2019 Shifts 273 .294 161 3 1.9 112 71 63.4
2020 Shifts 100 .308 55 3 5.5 45 15 33.3
2021 Shifts 220 .278 143 16 11.2 77 49 63.6
2022 Shifts 170 .305 104 15 14.4 66 51 77.3
2023 Shades 98 .330 65 12 18.5 33 17 51.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo