Matt Bowman
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 13, #410, New York Mets | Princeton

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 0 3.66 27 0 0 32.0 25 1.25
4 Seasons 7 13 4.02 183 0 2 181.1 149 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 27 2-0 3.66 32.0 25 1.25
4 Seasons 183 7-13 4.02 181.1 149 1.26

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
2016 25 1060 208 5 2.4 1.8 85.0 106.8 1.4 25.5 .225 .299 .271 .258 .283 22.1 18.5 7.1 3.46 2.76
2017 26 977 178 7 3.9 2.8 85.2 111.1 7.2 26.4 .231 .337 .285 .279 .302 28.8 18.6 7.3 3.99 3.30
2018 27 439 71 6 8.5 5.5 88.8 113.0 10.1 35.2 .248 .431 .374 .332 .411 32.4 23.9 10.1 6.26 4.73
2019 28 561 99 2 2.0 1.5 85.5 108.9 6.0 25.3 .226 .306 .263 .261 .284 29.9 18.2 9.5 3.66 2.95
Player 3037 556 20 3.6 2.6 85.6 113.0 5.1 27.0 .230 .330 .288 .275 .305 26.9 19.3 8.0
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bowman relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(37.9%) ,
Slider
(17.7%) ,
Split Finger
(15.7%) ,
Cutter
(14.6%) ,
Curveball
(11.5%) ,
Sinker
(2.7%) ,


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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
2016 63.5 11.5 22.1 2.9 38.9 40.4 20.7 4.3 51.9 14.4 24.0 2.4 2.4 1.8
2017 56.2 23.0 17.4 3.4 36.5 38.2 25.3 6.7 41.6 21.9 20.8 2.2 3.9 2.8
2018 50.7 19.7 25.4 4.2 32.4 43.7 21.1 2.8 38.0 16.9 23.9 7.0 8.5 5.5
2019 55.6 17.2 21.2 6.1 34.3 42.4 23.2 3.0 43.4 21.2 23.2 4.0 2.0 1.5
Player 58.1 17.3 20.9 3.8 36.5 40.5 22.7 4.7 45.3 18.3 22.8 3.2 3.6 2.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2019 Slider CIN R 97 89.3 28.2 -3.2 -10 4.6 1.4 44
2019 Splitter CIN R 86 82.0 40.4 3.6 10 7.9 -0.9 -11
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 208 92.5 25.6 -9.4 -58 16.2 8.9 124
2019 Curveball CIN R 63 80.6 43.7 -9.2 -17 15.8 8.8 124
2019 Cutter CIN R 80 93.5 18.0 2.7 13 6.3 -8.1 -447
2019 Sinker CIN R 15 91.3 36.3 10.8 42 16.5 0.5 3
2018 Slider STL R 90 84.6 33.3 -5.5 -14 11.1 6.2 128
2018 4-Seamer STL R 41 93.3 17.3 -1.6 -10 9.8 2.7 37
2018 Curveball STL R 29 76.1 63.3 1.6 3 13.4 4.9 57
2018 Splitter STL R 56 80.9 41.4 2.0 5 10.3 0.4 4
2018 Sinker STL R 223 91.2 25.9 3.2 14 17.3 2.9 20
2017 Splitter STL R 236 80.2 39.7 2.2 6 9.4 -1.0 -10
2017 4-Seamer STL R 32 91.7 18.6 -3.6 -24 8.9 1.2 16
2017 Sinker STL R 589 90.9 24.3 2.9 14 16.5 2.0 13
2017 Slider STL R 117 86.4 30.6 -3.0 -9 5.8 2.1 55
2016 Slider STL R 234 87.2 32.1 1.3 4 4.3 -0.4 -8
2016 Changeup STL R 151 81.6 39.1 8.5 28 8.3 -3.8 -31
2016 4-Seamer STL R 296 92.7 19.7 -5.6 -40 13.9 7.0 100
2016 Sinker STL R 367 92.1 24.6 5.2 27 17.3 3.5 26
! 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 4-Seamer -1.1 -2 208 37.1 58 .260 .380 .329 17.2 19.0 15.5 .216 .290 .275 27.5
2019 Slider -0.7 -1 97 17.3 17 .235 .235 .212 5.0 0.0 0.0 .338 .408 .324 23.5
2019 Splitter 0.1 0 86 15.3 27 .200 .400 .285 25.5 18.5 10.6 .237 .380 .293 35.0
2019 Cutter -4.3 -3 80 14.3 20 .111 .167 .188 31.6 35.0 24.1 .108 .126 .128 16.7
2019 Curveball 0.1 0 63 11.2 8 .375 .625 .425 15.0 0.0 0.0 .334 .437 .334 62.5
2019 Sinker -0.4 0 15 2.7 1 .000 .000 .000 16.7 100.0 9.1 -- -- .000 --
2018 Sinker 1.0 2 223 50.8 61 .321 .547 .414 13.6 18.0 17.5 .271 .452 .355 33.3
2018 Slider 0.1 0 90 20.5 16 .231 .308 .322 41.9 37.5 16.7 .157 .203 .259 28.6
2018 Splitter 2.5 1 56 12.8 15 .429 .643 .480 17.9 13.3 10.5 .290 .529 .369 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -1 41 9.3 11 .182 .182 .164 15.4 54.5 27.3 .129 .142 .121 0.0
2018 Curveball 2.0 1 29 6.6 3 .333 1.333 .667 12.5 33.3 100.0 .496 1.673 .883 100.0
2017 Sinker -0.7 -4 589 60.3 147 .242 .344 .329 16.5 15.0 14.5 .245 .335 .298 34.9
2017 Splitter -1.1 -3 236 24.2 58 .173 .231 .239 34.6 24.1 14.4 .177 .250 .226 12.8
2017 Slider -0.2 0 117 12.0 27 .269 .577 .339 29.2 29.6 18.6 .276 .553 .336 36.8
2017 4-Seamer 9.8 3 32 3.3 12 .455 .545 .479 13.3 16.7 22.2 .207 .249 .182 10.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 279 1,050 -2 -13 4 2 -9
2017 244 974 -1 -12 4 6 -4
2018 106 439 -3 3 4 0 4
2019 131 549 -8 -6 6 2 -6
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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 %
2016 1,060 44.3 63.3 84.2 30.2 61.2 43.7 62.6 44.8 22.9 5.9 67.7
2017 977 43.9 64.5 82.6 31.9 63.2 46.5 64.1 46.2 23.1 5.6 76.4
2018 439 48.5 63.4 86.7 26.5 63.3 45.1 52.8 44.4 20.5 5.0 81.8
2019 561 49.0 61.7 83.1 27.1 75.0 44.1 68.7 44.6 19.6 6.9 68.4
Player 3,037 45.6 63.4 83.9 29.7 64.3 44.9 62.8 45.1 22.0 5.9 72.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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
2016 94 77 96 98 86 94 96 99 100 30 61 48 66 43 9 63
2017 81 70 86 91 72 85 88 92 83 26 67 41 88 25 9 25
2018 32 9 21
2019 45 9 42 70
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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 22.3 4 1.9 2 5 2 0 0.0
2017 24.5 4 5.8 -2 2 3 4 100.0
2018 21.3 4 3.5 1 1 2 2 50.0
2019 24.2 2 2.1 0 2 0 2 100.0
Player 22.8 14 13.3 1 10 7 8 57.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 4 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 4 4 1 3 2 4 3 2 1
2017 4 5 4 6 8 5 7 5 6 5 6 7 6 6 6 7 5 5 5 6 6 4 6 7 6 5 6 7 6 6 5
2018 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3
2019 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 14 13 11 13 15 11 14 12 12 11 12 16 14 11 12 14 11 11 13 13 14 14 17 17 13 14 13 17 16 14 11
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 90.9 -1.4 91.5 0.6 92.7 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 81.6 80.2 -1.4 80.9 0.7 82.0 1.1
Breaking Velocity 87.2 86.4 -0.8 82.6 -3.8 85.9 3.3
Exit Velocity 85.0 85.2 0.2 88.8 3.6 85.5 -3.3
Launch Angle 1.4 7.2 5.8 10.1 2.9 6.0 -4.1
Barrel % 2.4 3.9 1.5 8.5 4.6 2.0 -6.5
Hard Hit % 22.1 28.8 6.7 32.4 3.6 29.9 -2.5
Sweet Spot % 25.5 26.4 0.9 35.2 8.8 25.3 -9.9
xBA .225 .231 0.006 .248 0.017 .226 -0.022
BA .229 .239 0.010 .309 0.070 .221 -0.088
xwOBA .258 .279 0.021 .332 0.053 .261 -0.071
wOBA .271 .285 0.014 .374 0.089 .263 -0.111
xSLG .299 .337 0.038 .431 0.094 .306 -0.125
SLG .337 .353 0.016 .511 0.158 .336 -0.175
K% 18.5 18.6 0.1 23.9 5.3 18.2 -5.7
BB% 7.1 7.3 0.2 10.1 2.8 9.5 -0.6
Swing % 44.8 46.2 1.4 44.4 -1.8 44.6 0.2
Whiff% 22.9 23.1 0.2 20.5 -2.6 19.6 -0.9
In Zone % 44.3 43.9 -0.4 48.5 4.6 49.0 0.5
Out of Zone % 55.7 56.1 0.4 51.5 -4.6 51.0 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 31.9 1.7 26.5 -5.4 27.1 0.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 26.9 -0.9 27.4 0.5 22.4 -5.0
First Pitch Strike % 62.6 64.1 1.5 52.8 -11.3 68.7 15.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 279 .271 178 2 1.1 101 17 16.8
2017 240 .291 136 2 1.5 104 9 8.7
2018 106 .374 59 4 6.8 47 9 19.1
2019 134 .263 75 12 16.0 59 30 50.8

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 292 18.4 16.4% 4.8% 223 24.8 5.4% 19.3%
2017 238 20.0 2.9% 1.3% 206 26.0 0.0% 14.1%
2018 113 19.9 3.5% 3.5% 95 24.7 0.0% 3.2%
2019 155 18.9 7.7% 3.2% 112 23.1 0.0% 8.9%
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Pitch Distribution