Matt Belisle
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 230LBS | Age: 42

Draft: 1998 | Rd: 2, #52, Atlanta Braves | A.N. McCallum HS (Austin, TX)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 0 5.06 8 0 0 10.2 4 0.94
15 Seasons 52 58 4.32 693 44 14 928.2 711 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 8 0-0 5.06 10.2 4 0.94
15 Seasons 693 52-58 4.32 928.2 711 1.36

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 35 594 106 2 1.9 1.3 86.9 109.7 7.4 34.0 .238 .320 .306 .297 .308 29.2 16.8 10.1 2.67 3.61
2016 36 671 146 4 2.7 2.2 87.8 112.5 10.5 33.6 .276 .391 .259 .299 .354 29.5 17.2 3.8 1.76 3.74
2017 37 937 169 9 5.3 3.6 84.8 112.6 14.3 32.5 .223 .366 .279 .282 .328 27.2 21.9 8.9 4.03 3.37
2018 38 586 123 9 7.3 5.6 89.3 110.8 10.8 33.3 .281 .478 .399 .356 .395 41.9 15.4 6.8 7.86 5.55
Player 2788 544 24 4.4 3.2 87.0 112.6 11.2 33.3 .252 .388 .306 .305 .346 31.4 18.3 7.4
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

Belisle relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.1%) ,
Slider
(37%) ,
Sinker
(8.9%) ,
Curveball
(7.9%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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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 54.7 21.7 21.7 1.9 30.2 44.3 25.5 3.8 38.7 22.6 25.5 1.9 1.9 1.3
2016 49.3 17.8 27.4 5.5 30.8 37.7 31.5 4.1 32.9 21.2 26.7 6.2 2.7 2.2
2017 42.6 21.3 28.4 7.7 34.3 37.3 28.4 5.9 32.5 28.4 21.3 5.3 5.3 3.6
2018 48.0 20.3 26.0 5.7 35.8 30.9 33.3 2.4 31.7 18.7 25.2 8.1 7.3 5.6
Player 48.0 20.2 26.3 5.5 32.9 37.3 29.8 4.2 33.6 23.2 24.4 5.5 4.4 3.2
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
2018 Curveball MIN R 45 73.5 60.0 -3.4 -5 12.9 3.4 35
2018 4-Seamer MIN R 264 90.3 18.5 -1.3 -7 7.1 0.9 15
2018 Sinker MIN R 51 91.4 28.2 4.4 19 16.7 2.4 17
2018 Slider MIN R 212 85.5 31.1 -3.7 -11 3.4 -0.6 -14
2018 Changeup MIN R 1 85.2 28.7 -1.7 -6 10.2 -2.8 -22
2017 Changeup MIN R 5 85.0 29.1 1.3 5 10.0 -2.9 -23
2017 Slider MIN R 305 85.8 26.6 -5.3 -17 2.6 -0.5 -17
2017 4-Seamer MIN R 430 90.6 14.6 0.8 5 6.9 0.2 4
2017 Sinker MIN R 88 90.3 20.8 -0.5 -2 12.5 -1.7 -12
2017 Curveball MIN R 107 73.7 56.1 -4.4 -7 12.8 2.9 29
2016 Curveball WSH R 64 75.3 53.0 -5.5 -9 12.4 0.5 5
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 317 91.5 14.7 0.0 0 6.1 0.0 0
2016 Slider WSH R 204 86.6 27.7 -3.0 -10 3.8 -0.4 -10
2016 Changeup WSH R 5 87.9 26.0 0.6 2 7.9 -5.1 -39
2016 Sinker WSH R 39 91.2 17.1 -2.5 -13 10.3 -3.3 -24
! 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 %
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 5 264 45.1 66 .397 .638 .468 16.5 9.1 9.1 .336 .602 .435 48.1
2018 Slider 0.0 0 212 36.2 59 .286 .375 .309 33.9 25.4 19.0 .217 .316 .257 34.1
2018 Sinker 2.6 1 51 8.7 17 .286 .429 .388 14.8 11.8 13.3 .280 .433 .356 38.5
2018 Curveball 6.7 3 45 7.7 13 .250 .833 .438 21.1 15.4 11.8 .315 .693 .421 45.5
2018 Changeup 2.0 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 430 45.9 107 .231 .385 .315 20.7 22.4 18.6 .233 .427 .327 34.3
2017 Slider -1.0 -3 305 32.6 84 .190 .354 .258 23.6 20.2 19.5 .218 .329 .262 21.0
2017 Curveball 2.2 2 107 11.4 26 .269 .462 .381 29.4 30.8 19.5 .213 .336 .233 16.7
2017 Sinker -2.0 -2 88 9.4 24 .208 .250 .202 26.1 20.8 17.9 .211 .286 .212 31.6
2017 Changeup 4.8 0 5 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 142 515 5 1 2 1 10
2009 132 516 -2 2 2 1 3
2010 358 1,433 -9 -8 3 2 -11
2011 298 1,169 -4 -2 4 2 0
2012 341 1,251 -4 -5 3 3 -3
2013 298 1,116 6 -9 4 2 3
2014 280 1,043 6 -6 4 3 7
2015 147 587 1 -8 1 2 -4
2016 183 660 -6 -7 2 1 -10
2017 244 947 -7 -5 5 2 -4
2018 155 573 2 1 3 3 9
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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 594 48.3 64.1 83.7 28.0 68.6 43.4 67.1 45.5 20.0 5.4 68.8
2016 671 53.4 76.0 86.0 33.5 68.6 44.0 68.8 56.2 18.0 8.2 80.0
2017 937 49.8 67.5 82.2 32.1 62.3 45.8 67.9 49.7 23.2 8.3 78.2
2018 586 46.8 73.5 81.2 35.7 67.0 42.6 65.2 53.8 23.8 7.5 83.7
Player 2,788 49.7 70.1 83.4 32.3 66.1 44.2 67.4 51.2 21.4 7.5 78.4
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 28 9 61 97
2016 31 15 40 99
2017 80 78 73 66 74 72 63 96 91 53 38 42 89 22 14 53 98
2018 20 10 98
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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 23.6 2 2.2 0 3 1 1 50.0
2017 23.6 7 8.8 -2 2 5 4 57.1
2018 23.5 6 3.7 2 4 4 1 16.7
Player 23.6 15 14.8 0 9 10 6 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 3
2017 7 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 10 9 9 7 8 9 8 9 5 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10
2018 6 5 4 3 2 3 2 6 4 4 3 4 2 4 3 5 4 5 2 5 4 3 2 3 4 5 5 2 5 3 6
Player 15 17 17 14 13 14 13 17 14 14 16 15 13 13 13 16 14 17 9 16 17 13 13 14 15 16 18 13 16 14 19
! 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 91 91.5 0.5 90.6 -0.9 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.4 88.1 1.7 85 -3.1 0.2
Breaking Velocity 83.4 84 0.6 82.6 -1.4 0.8
Exit Velocity 86.9 87.8 0.9 84.8 -3 4.5
Launch Angle 7.4 10.5 3.1 14.3 3.8 -3.5
Barrel % 1.9 2.7 0.8 5.3 2.6 2
Hard Hit % 29.2 29.5 0.3 27.2 -2.3 14.7
Sweet Spot % 34 33.6 -0.4 32.5 -1.1 0.8
xBA .238 .276 0.038 .223 -0.053 0.058
BA .266 .244 -0.022 .218 -0.026 0.118
xwOBA .297 .299 0.002 .282 -0.017 0.074
wOBA .306 .259 -0.047 .279 0.02 0.12
xSLG .32 .391 0.071 .366 -0.025 0.112
SLG .336 .335 -0.001 .368 0.033 0.18
K% 16.8 17.2 0.4 21.9 4.7 -6.5
BB% 10.1 3.8 -6.3 8.9 5.1 -2.1
Swing % 45.5 56.2 10.7 49.7 -6.5 4.1
Whiff% 20 18 -2 23.2 5.2 0.6
In Zone % 48.3 53.4 5.1 49.8 -3.6 -3
Out of Zone % 51.7 46.6 -5.1 50.2 3.6 3
Out of Zone Swing % 28 33.5 5.5 32.1 -1.4 3.6
First Pitch Swing % 26.2 39.8 13.6 27.6 -12.2 10.3
First Pitch Strike % 67.1 68.8 1.7 67.9 -0.9 -2.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 174 .260 101 7 6.9 73 16 21.9
2017 241 .279 161 17 10.6 80 21 26.3
2018 155 .390 84 14 16.7 71 34 47.9

Pitch Tempo