Matt Bowman
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 13, #410, New York Mets | Princeton
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 2 6.26 22 0 0 23 26 1.74
2019 2 0 3.66 27 0 0 32 25 1.25
2023 0 0 9.00 3 0 0 4 3 2.00
5 Seasons 7 13 4.13 186 0 2 185.1 152 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 22 0-2 6.26 23 26 1.74
2019 27 2-0 3.66 32 25 1.25
2023 3 0-0 9.00 4 3 2.00
5 Seasons 186 7-13 4.13 185.1 152 1.28
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
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
2023 32 83 15 1 6.7 5.0 89.3 103.7 5.2 46.7 .319 .543 .393 .367 .418 26.7 15.0 10.0 9.00 5.92
Player 3120 571 21 3.7 2.6 85.7 113.0 5.1 27.5 .232 .335 .291 .278 .308 26.9 19.1 8.1
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

Bowman relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(50.6%) ,
Sweeper
(33.7%) ,
Cutter
(14.5%) ,
Split Finger
(1.2%) ,


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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
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 36.0 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
2023 46.7 20.0 33.3 0.0 20.0 66.7 13.3 0.0 40.0 20.0 26.7 6.7 6.7 5.0
Player 57.8 17.3 21.2 3.7 35.9 41.2 22.4 4.6 45.2 18.4 22.9 3.3 3.7 2.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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 Split-Finger NYY R 1 84.2 36.2 1.8 5 14.4 3.4 31
2023 Sinker NYY R 42 93.1 26.6 3.6 16 17.4 2.4 16
2023 Sweeper NYY R 28 81.1 37.7 -2.9 -7 18.0 3.2 21
2023 Cutter NYY R 12 90.6 25.1 -0.3 -1 0.1 -2.2 -94
2019 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 208 92.5 25.6 -9.4 -58 16.2 8.9 124
2019 Split-Finger CIN R 86 82.0 40.4 3.6 10 7.9 -0.9 -11
2019 Sinker CIN R 15 91.3 36.3 10.8 42 16.5 0.5 3
2019 Curveball CIN R 63 80.6 43.7 -9.2 -17 15.8 8.8 124
2019 Slider CIN R 97 89.3 28.2 -3.2 -10 4.6 1.4 44
2019 Cutter CIN R 80 93.5 18.0 2.8 14 6.3 -8.1 -459
2018 Sinker STL R 223 91.2 25.9 3.2 14 17.3 2.9 20
2018 Curveball STL R 29 76.1 63.3 1.6 3 13.4 4.9 57
2018 Slider STL R 90 84.6 33.3 -5.4 -14 11.1 6.5 140
2018 4-Seam Fastball STL R 41 93.3 17.3 -1.6 -10 9.8 2.7 37
2018 Split-Finger STL R 56 80.9 41.4 2.0 5 10.3 0.4 4
2017 Slider STL R 117 86.4 30.6 -3.0 -9 5.8 2.1 58
2017 Split-Finger STL R 236 80.2 39.7 2.2 6 9.4 -1.0 -10
2017 4-Seam Fastball 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 1.9 13
2016 4-Seam Fastball STL R 296 92.7 21.2 -5.0 -31 13.9 6.9 98
2016 Changeup STL R 151 81.6 41.3 8.4 25 8.3 -3.9 -32
2016 Sinker STL R 367 92.1 26.5 4.5 20 17.3 3.5 25
2016 Slider STL R 234 87.2 32.8 -0.4 -1 4.3 -0.3 -6
! 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 Sinker -5.9 -2 42 50.6 9 .500 .875 .600 5.6 0.0 0.0 .346 .664 .453 25.0
2023 Sweeper -0.1 0 28 33.7 9 .250 .375 .239 20.0 22.2 25.0 .332 .490 .322 28.6
2023 Cutter -1.5 0 12 14.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 20.0 -- -- .000 --
2023 Split-Finger 2.3 0 1 1.2 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 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 .407 .324 23.5
2019 Split-Finger -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 .107 .124 .127 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 -0.9 -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 Split-Finger -2.5 -1 56 12.8 15 .429 .643 .480 17.9 13.3 10.5 .290 .529 .369 33.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball 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 Split-Finger 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-Seam Fastball -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.
! 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 Cutter 12 90.6 51 8.3 12:15 11:45 30
2023 Sinker 42 93.1 93 18.7 1:45 2:30 -45
2023 Sweeper 26 81.0 63 19.3 8:30 9:15 -45
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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
2023 83 45.8 60.5 95.7 20.0 66.7 45.8 68.4 38.6 12.5 6.0 80.0
Player 3,120 45.7 63.3 84.2 29.5 64.4 44.9 62.9 45.0 21.8 5.9 72.5
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
2016 94 77 96 98 86 94 96 99 100 30 61 48 66 38 9 62
2017 81 70 86 91 72 85 88 92 83 26 67 41 88 21 10 25
2018 29 10 20
2019 35 7 42 65
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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
2023 24.5 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0.0
Player 22.9 15 13.8 1 10 8 8 53.3

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
2023 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
Player 15 13 12 13 16 11 15 12 12 11 12 16 15 11 12 15 12 11 13 13 14 15 18 18 14 15 13 18 17 15 12
! 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 Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 279 .271 178 3 1.7 101 32 31.7
2017 Shifts 240 .291 136 4 2.9 104 12 11.5
2018 Shifts 106 .374 59 5 8.5 47 12 25.5
2019 Shifts 134 .263 75 13 17.3 59 33 55.9
2023 Shades 19 .393 16 0 0.0 3 2 66.7
! 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

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%
2023 20 16.4 5.0% 0.0% 23 19.6 0.0% 8.7%
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Pitch Distribution