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Matt Barnes
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 208LBS | Age: 30

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 2.12 16 0 7 17.0 29 0.53
8 Seasons 27 21 3.99 341 2 22 354.1 467 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 16 1-0 2.12 17.0 29 0.53
8 Seasons 341 27-21 3.99 354.1 467 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 790 143 10 7 90.1 112.6 12.8 37.1 .248 .432 .383 .327 .373 37.7 19.6 7.5 5.44 4.65
2016 1195 182 10 5.5 89.9 110.2 9.6 36.3 .237 .383 .314 .315 .368 38.5 24.7 11.1 4.05 4.34
2017 1204 175 8 4.6 86.3 108.7 8.7 30.3 .210 .322 .287 .276 .338 29.1 28.9 9.8 3.88 3.27
2018 1109 136 11 8.1 90.8 110.8 6.1 31.6 .180 .309 .284 .274 .358 39.7 36.2 11.7 3.65 3.17
2019 1310 134 7 5.2 89.5 111.6 9.1 30.6 .184 .295 .297 .272 .366 34.1 38.6 13.3 3.78 3.28
2020 455 55 6 10.9 91.3 112.6 11.1 32.7 .236 .431 .319 .349 .439 45.5 30.4 13.7 4.30 5.34
2021 247 27 2 7.4 91.8 115 17.3 25.9 .130 .233 .151 .179 .314 44.4 49.2 5.1 2.12 1.22
6310 852 54 6.3 89.4 115 9.6 33 .209 .345 .303 .290 .364 36.6 30.9 10.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Barnes relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(59.9%) ,
Curveball
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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 148 89 59 59.9 95.7 37 35 5 3 1 0 1 16 19 .143 .118 .257 .269 .199 .187 89.2 24 2328 6.8 33.7 28.1
2021 Curveball 99 58 41 40.1 85.5 22 21 1 1 0 0 0 13 8 .048 .152 .048 .174 .072 .166 98.0 2 2169 6.6 53.2 33.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 246 134 112 54.1 95.6 59 49 11 8 1 0 2 16 33 .224 .231 .367 .421 .327 .349 92.2 9 2315 6.9 26.9 20.3
2020 Curveball 196 101 95 43.1 84.6 38 32 7 5 0 0 2 14 20 .219 .262 .406 .481 .321 .366 85.1 8 2170 6.7 31.7 19.2
2020 Split Finger 13 3 10 2.9 88.4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .038 .000 .042 .175 .203 75.6 24 2224 7.0 16.7 14.3
! 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 %
2015 42 20.3 30.1 7.7 34.3 37.1 28.7 1.4 31.5 25.9 23.8 5.6 7
2016 46.2 23.6 23.6 6.6 32.4 41.8 25.8 2.2 35.7 22 24.7 7.1 5.5
2017 49.1 16.6 27.4 6.9 29.1 38.3 32.6 5.1 40 20.6 24.6 4.6 4.6
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
2019 48.5 23.9 22.4 5.2 35.1 38.1 26.9 3 35.8 22.4 27.6 4.5 5.2
2020 49.1 16.4 29.1 5.5 32.7 34.5 32.7 7.3 29.1 20 30.9 1.8 10.9
2021 40.7 33.3 14.8 11.1 29.6 40.7 29.6 0 29.6 33.3 22.2 7.4 7.4
47.5 21.2 24.9 6.3 31.7 39.1 29.2 2.9 37 21.8 24.4 5.5 6.3
45.3 22 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
2021 Curveball BOS R 99 85.5 48.4 0 0 3.8 -1.6 -30
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 148 95.7 11.2 1.4 11 10.4 3.4 49
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 245 95.6 13.2 0.1 1 10.9 4.2 62
2020 Curveball BOS R 195 84.6 48.6 1.5 3 3.7 -1.2 -24
2020 Splitter BOS R 13 88.4 26.6 -2.5 -9 16.6 7 74
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 607 96.6 12 1.1 8 10.2 3.3 48
2019 Curveball BOS R 656 85.5 50 2.8 6 3.6 -0.9 -20
2019 Splitter BOS R 26 88.1 24.8 -4.9 -16 13.5 4.4 48
2018 Splitter BOS R 51 89.3 30 0.8 3 12.8 3.3 35
2018 Curveball BOS R 450 84.5 50.2 2.7 6 3.2 -2.5 -44
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 606 96.6 12.3 0.9 7 9.3 2.7 42
2017 Slider BOS R 163 88 26.8 -2.4 -8 3.2 0.2 6
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 0.5 8
2016 Curveball BOS R 292 82.9 49.8 2.9 6 4.4 -1.3 -23
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 821 97 10.7 0.8 7 8 -0.2 -2
2016 Changeup BOS R 60 88.6 21.2 -3.6 -14 10.9 -2.5 -19
! 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 %
2021 Curveball -3.1 -3 99 40.1 22 .048 .048 .073 53.2 59.1 33.3 .152 .174 .166 75
2021 4-Seamer -1.3 -2 148 59.9 37 .143 .257 .199 33.7 43.2 28.1 .118 .269 .187 31.6
2020 Splitter -4.4 -1 13 2.9 4 0 0 .175 16.7 25 14.3 .038 .042 .203 0
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 196 43.1 38 .219 .406 .324 31.7 36.8 19.2 .262 .481 .366 40
2020 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 246 54.1 59 .224 .367 .345 26.9 27.1 20.3 .231 .421 .348 51.5
2019 Splitter 2.5 1 26 2 5 0 0 .42 57.1 20 33.3 .038 .04 .434 0
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 4 607 46.3 110 .253 .471 .389 29.7 28.2 16.7 .241 .409 .361 37.5
2019 Curveball -1.7 -11 656 50.1 164 .179 .272 .25 41.3 47 31.7 .157 .239 .214 32
2018 Splitter 2.6 1 51 4.6 14 .385 .615 .45 33.3 28.6 33.3 .222 .459 .316 33.3
2018 Curveball -2 -9 450 40.6 109 .146 .188 .212 44.6 44 35 .138 .207 .22 24
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 607 54.7 141 .231 .397 .348 29.7 31.2 22.2 .208 .374 .313 50.6
2017 Slider 0.8 1 163 13.5 48 .333 .571 .425 35.3 12.5 22.2 .267 .453 .353 27.8
2017 Curveball -1.1 -4 377 31.3 86 .195 .244 .227 33.8 34.9 24.6 .16 .184 .175 15.4
2017 4-Seamer -0.8 -5 661 54.9 153 .208 .354 .299 27.1 30.7 20.4 .224 .367 .31 37.9
2017 N/A 1 0.1
! 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 Curveball 183 84.7 70 13.3 6:45 6:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 245 95.6 100 20 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Splitter 11 88.6 95 19.7 2:15 2:15 0
2021 Curveball 99 85.5 68 13.7 6:45 6:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 147 95.7 100 21.3 1:15 1:00 15
! 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
2014 39 157 0 0 -1 1 -1
2015 192 766 0 3 3 1 7
2016 290 1197 -9 -13 11 4 -8
2017 287 1201 -14 -8 10 4 -8
2018 299 1268 -8 -20 6 6 -17
2019 279 1289 -9 -11 12 3 -6
2020 101 455 -1 -6 2 2 -2
2021 59 247 -2 -3 0 0 -5
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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 50.9 67.2 84.4 29.8 58 42 57.8 49.1 21.9 7.7 71.2
2016 1195 46.5 59.8 81.3 27.5 52.6 41.5 58 42.4 27.8 6.7 60.8
2017 1204 46.4 65.4 77.3 24.8 49.4 42.5 57.8 43.8 30.2 6.5 66.7
2018 1109 45.3 59.4 75.2 26.9 39.9 40.4 55.8 41.7 35.9 5.5 59
2019 1310 42.2 62.5 80 30.7 39.3 38.1 58.6 44.3 36 6.1 66.7
2020 455 46.6 59.4 79.4 28.8 57.1 38.9 60.8 43.1 28.6 7.7 65.7
2021 247 52.6 66.9 72.4 36.8 32.6 41.3 72.9 52.6 40.8 9.7 79.2
6310 46.2 62.6 79.1 28.3 46.7 40.7 58.5 44.2 31.1 6.6 65.7
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
2015 86 59 30
2016 38 59 56 57 24 72 61 12 21 75 10 81 38 96 62 19
2017 83 86 88 88 77 78 74 71 80 87 27 86 83 83 58 12
2018 85 96 91 73 78 68 20 2 13 97 8 97 85 95 82 32
2019 86 94 97 95 63 92 83 25 70 98 5 95 86 94 84 21
2020 20 52 35 25 16 46 12 6 11 82 10 64 20 86 58 13
2021 99 99 96 83 99 69 58 12 26 99 83 97 99
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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 22.5 8 7.4 1 1 6 3 37.5
2020 24.8 4 4.5 -1 0 2 3 75
2021 22.3 1 1 0 1 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 8 8 8 9 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 5 7 6 8 6 8 5 7 5 7 7 8 8 9 8 7 6 6 9
2020 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 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 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 95.4 97 1.6 95.2 -1.8 96.6 1.4 96.6 0 95.6 -1 95.7 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.9 88.6 1.7 0 0 89.3 0 88.1 -1.2 88.4 0.3 0 0
Breaking Velocity 82.5 82.9 0.4 83 0.1 84.5 1.5 85.5 1 84.6 -0.9 85.5 0.9
Exit Velocity 90.1 89.9 -0.2 86.3 -3.6 90.8 4.5 89.5 -1.3 91.3 1.8 91.8 0.5
Launch Angle 12.8 9.6 -3.2 8.7 -0.9 6.1 -2.6 9.1 3 11.1 2 17.3 6.2
Barrel % 7 5.5 -1.5 4.6 -0.9 8.1 3.5 5.2 -2.9 10.9 5.7 7.4 -3.5
Hard Hit % 37.7 38.5 0.8 29.1 -9.4 39.7 10.6 34.1 -5.6 45.5 11.4 44.4 -1.1
Sweet Spot % 37.1 36.3 -0.8 30.3 -6 31.6 1.3 30.6 -1 32.7 2.1 25.9 -6.8
xBA .248 .237 -0.011 .21 -0.027 .18 -0.03 .184 0.004 .236 0.052 .13 -0.106
BA .311 .248 -0.063 .224 -0.024 .204 -0.02 .21 0.006 .214 0.004 .107 -0.107
xwOBA .327 .315 -0.012 .276 -0.039 .274 -0.002 .272 -0.002 .349 0.077 .179 -0.17
wOBA .383 .314 -0.069 .287 -0.027 .284 -0.003 .297 0.013 .319 0.022 .151 -0.168
xSLG .432 .383 -0.049 .322 -0.061 .309 -0.013 .295 -0.014 .431 0.136 .233 -0.198
SLG .517 .372 -0.145 .354 -0.018 .322 -0.032 .346 0.024 .369 0.023 .179 -0.19
K% 19.6 24.7 5.1 28.9 4.2 36.2 7.3 38.6 2.4 30.4 -8.2 49.2 18.8
BB% 7.5 11.1 3.6 9.8 -1.3 11.7 1.9 13.3 1.6 13.7 0.4 5.1 -8.6
Swing % 49.1 42.4 -6.7 43.8 1.4 41.7 -2.1 44.3 2.6 43.1 -1.2 52.6 9.5
Whiff% 21.9 27.8 5.9 30.2 2.4 35.9 5.7 36 0.1 28.6 -7.4 40.8 12.2
In Zone % 50.9 46.5 -4.4 46.4 -0.1 45.3 -1.1 42.2 -3.1 46.6 4.4 52.6 6
Out of Zone % 49.1 53.5 4.4 53.6 0.1 54.7 1.1 57.8 3.1 53.4 -4.4 47.4 -6
Out of Zone Swing % 29.8 27.5 -2.3 24.8 -2.7 26.9 2.1 30.7 3.8 28.8 -1.9 36.8 8
First Pitch Swing % 30.7 26.4 -4.3 21.3 -5.1 24.5 3.2 26.7 2.2 26.5 -0.2 32.2 5.7
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 58 0.2 57.8 -0.2 55.8 -2 58.6 2.8 60.8 2.2 72.9 12.1
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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 .284 158 2 1.3 106 50 47.2
2019 273 .299 161 2 1.2 112 65 58.0
2020 100 .315 55 2 3.6 45 12 26.7
2021 59 .151 37 2 5.4 22 15 68.2

Pitch Distribution