Matt Barnes
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 208LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #19, Boston Red Sox | Connecticut

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 4 4.31 44 0 8 39.2 34 1.44
9 Seasons 32 30 4.07 429 2 47 431.2 556 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 44 0-4 4.31 39.2 34 1.44
9 Seasons 429 32-30 4.07 431.2 556 1.34

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 .312 .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
Player 7675 1059 73 6.9 4.0 89.6 115.0 10.5 31.6 .211 .352 .303 .293 .367 37.6 30.0 10.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .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

Barnes relies on 3 pitches.
Curveball
(46.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(45.9%) ,
Changeup
(7.2%) ,


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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
Player 46.8 23.0 23.3 6.8 32.7 38.9 28.4 3.1 35.1 23.2 24.3 5.8 6.9 4.0
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 BOS R 318 95.0 13.7 0.0 0 10.9 4.2 64
2022 Curveball BOS R 325 84.1 48.9 1.0 2 3.7 -2.2 -38
2022 Changeup BOS R 50 87.2 27.8 -0.5 -2 18.1 4.2 30
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 458 95.8 12.4 0.6 5 10.9 4.0 59
2021 Changeup BOS R 16 87.7 28.4 0.5 2 17.1 3.6 27
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 4.1 59
2020 Splitter BOS R 13 88.4 26.6 -2.4 -8 16.6 6.8 70
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 607 96.6 12.0 1.1 8 10.2 3.3 48
2019 Splitter BOS R 26 88.1 24.8 -5.0 -17 13.5 4.3 46
2019 Curveball BOS R 656 85.5 50.0 2.6 6 3.6 -0.9 -19
2018 Splitter BOS R 51 89.3 30.0 0.8 3 12.8 3.3 35
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 606 96.6 12.3 0.9 7 9.3 2.7 42
2018 Curveball BOS R 450 84.5 50.2 2.6 6 3.2 -2.5 -44
2017 Curveball BOS R 377 80.9 55.2 4.5 9 2.3 -3.9 -63
2017 Slider BOS R 163 88.0 26.8 -2.5 -9 3.2 0.1 5
2017 4-Seamer BOS R 661 95.2 11.1 1.1 9 7.2 0.6 9
2016 Changeup BOS R 60 88.6 21.2 -3.6 -14 9.0 -3.3 -27
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 821 97.0 10.7 0.8 7 5.8 -0.7 -11
2016 Curveball BOS R 292 82.9 49.8 2.9 6 7.3 -0.9 -11
! 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 Curveball -0.1 0 325 46.9 83 .266 .316 .298 31.9 26.5 20.2 .216 .312 .260 43.9
2022 4-Seamer 0.2 1 318 45.9 80 .238 .397 .349 23.6 13.8 13.6 .251 .488 .388 50.0
2022 Changeup -2.7 -1 50 7.2 12 .000 .000 .233 40.0 8.3 9.1 .192 .239 .358 14.3
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 Splitter -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 Splitter 2.5 1 26 2.0 5 .000 .000 .420 57.1 20.0 33.3 .038 .040 .434 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 607 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 .140 .209 .222 24.0
2018 Splitter 2.6 1 51 4.6 14 .385 .615 .450 33.3 28.6 33.3 .221 .458 .315 33.3
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 .184 .175 15.4
2017 Slider 0.8 1 163 13.5 48 .333 .571 .425 35.3 12.5 22.2 .267 .453 .353 27.8
! 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 245 95.6 100 20.0 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Splitter 11 88.6 95 19.7 2:15 2:15 0
2020 Knuckle Curve 183 84.7 70 13.3 6:45 6:30 15
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
2022 Changeup 50 87.2 97 20.3 2:15 2:15 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 305 95.0 99 19.8 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Knuckle Curve 312 84.1 72 13.1 7:00 6:30 30
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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 -9
2018 299 1,268 -9 -21 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
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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
Player 7,675 46.2 62.7 80.1 28.2 46.3 40.6 59.8 44.2 30.9 6.7 68.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 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
2015 87 59 25 80
2016 39 61 57 59 25 72 61 12 21 75 10 81 29 96 62 17 84
2017 84 86 89 88 78 78 74 71 80 87 27 86 21 84 59 10 94
2018 89 97 90 72 77 68 20 2 14 97 8 97 37 95 83 29 96
2019 89 95 98 96 66 92 83 25 70 98 5 95 69 93 83 18 93
2020 26 53 36 26 17 46 12 6 11 82 10 64 62 87 61 12 92
2021 94 97 88 60 94 76 20 25 28 98 39 91 88 86 58 10 92
2022 73 52 4 90
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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 8.6 -3 6 4 5 83.3
2017 23.2 7 6.1 1 3 6 1 14.3
2018 24.8 6 5.3 1 2 5 2 33.3
2019 22.5 8 7.1 1 1 7 2 25.0
2020 24.8 4 4.5 -1 0 1 4 100.0
2021 25.1 8 8.7 -1 2 3 6 75.0
2022 26.5 2 2.9 -1 0 3 1 50.0
Player 23.8 41 43.2 -2 14 29 21 51.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 9 9 8 8 8 8 9 8 6 9 8 8 6 9 9 8 10 7 9 12 7 8 9 8 9 11 8 9 8 12
2017 7 5 8 6 6 7 7 6 7 6 7 5 4 4 5 7 5 6 5 7 7 5 6 9 8 6 6 4 6 5 8
2018 6 6 6 5 5 7 4 7 6 4 6 5 3 3 4 6 3 7 5 6 6 5 6 4 6 7 6 4 4 5 8
2019 8 8 7 7 8 9 7 8 7 7 9 8 5 6 5 8 7 8 5 5 8 7 6 8 7 7 8 6 6 8 9
2020 4 5 4 4 4 5 0 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5
2021 8 9 9 8 9 9 8 10 9 8 8 9 8 7 8 9 8 9 10 9 9 9 9 8 10 9 9 9 7 9 9
2022 2 4 2 4 3 4 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 4 4 4 2 3 2 4 3 2 3 3
Player 41 46 45 42 43 49 36 47 44 38 46 43 34 32 37 46 38 49 39 43 51 41 43 45 47 45 49 38 38 42 54
! 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 95.4 97 1.6 95.2 -1.8 96.6 1.4 96.6 0 95.6 -1 95.8 0.2 95 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 86.9 88.6 1.7 0 0 89.3 0 88.1 -1.2 88.4 0.3 87.7 -0.7 87.2 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 82.6 82.9 0.3 83 0.1 84.5 1.5 85.5 1 84.6 -0.9 85.3 0.7 84.1 -1.2
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
Launch Angle 12.8 9.6 -3.2 8.7 -0.9 6.1 -2.6 9.1 3 11.1 2 18 6.9 11.1 -6.9
Barrel % 7 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
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
Sweet Spot % 37.1 36.3 -0.8 30.3 -6 31.6 1.3 30.6 -1 32.7 2.1 23.3 -9.4 28.8 5.5
xBA .255 .24 -0.015 .21 -0.03 .181 -0.029 .186 0.005 .236 0.05 .177 -0.059 .229 0.052
BA .311 .248 -0.063 .224 -0.024 .204 -0.02 .21 0.006 .214 0.004 .206 -0.008 .24 0.034
xwOBA .335 .319 -0.016 .276 -0.043 .27 -0.006 .269 -0.001 .343 0.074 .256 -0.087 .32 0.064
wOBA .383 .314 -0.069 .287 -0.027 .279 -0.008 .292 0.013 .312 0.02 .278 -0.034 .305 0.027
xSLG .444 .387 -0.057 .322 -0.065 .312 -0.01 .297 -0.015 .431 0.134 .325 -0.106 .382 0.057
SLG .517 .372 -0.145 .354 -0.018 .322 -0.032 .346 0.024 .369 0.023 .357 -0.012 .333 -0.024
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
BB% 7.5 11.1 3.6 9.8 -1.3 11.7 1.9 13.3 1.6 13.7 0.4 9 -4.7 11.9 2.9
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 43.1 -4
Whiff% 21.9 27.8 5.9 30.2 2.4 35.9 5.7 36 0.1 28.6 -7.4 33.7 5.1 28.4 -5.3
In Zone % 51.3 46.7 -4.6 46.4 -0.3 45.1 -1.3 42.1 -3 46.6 4.5 48.4 1.8 45.3 -3.1
Out of Zone % 48.7 53.3 4.6 53.6 0.3 54.9 1.3 57.9 3 53.4 -4.5 51.6 -1.8 54.7 3.1
Out of Zone Swing % 29.6 27.3 -2.3 24.8 -2.5 27 2.2 30.8 3.8 28.8 -2 32.1 3.3 25.9 -6.2
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 28.6 -3.1
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 58 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
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 279 .311 173 0 0.0 106 18 17.0
2017 287 .287 183 0 0.0 104 25 24.0
2018 264 .279 158 2 1.3 106 50 47.2
2019 273 .294 161 2 1.2 112 65 58.0
2020 100 .308 55 2 3.6 45 12 26.7
2021 220 .278 143 14 9.8 77 47 61.0
2022 170 .305 104 13 12.5 66 50 75.8

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 40 17.6 7.5% 5.0% 26 22.7 0.0% 7.7%
2015 202 17.9 23.8% 4.5% 150 25.1 6.0% 27.3%
2016 291 23.8 4.1% 13.4% 291 28.8 0.3% 45.0%
2017 398 23.7 0.0% 9.8% 180 29.0 0.0% 41.1%
2018 331 21.7 0.0% 6.9% 213 27.2 0.0% 27.7%
2019 346 22.4 0.3% 9.5% 252 28.7 0.0% 42.1%
2020 110 23.0 0.0% 7.3% 106 28.2 0.0% 36.8%
2021 241 19.6 7.1% 2.5% 165 23.9 0.6% 13.9%
2022 202 22.8 0.0% 15.3% 129 26.6 0.0% 33.3%
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Pitch Distribution