Matt Bush
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 9" 180LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 1, #1, San Diego Padres | Mission Bay HS (CA)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 1 2.95 40 5 1 36.2 45 1.01
5 Seasons 12 9 3.45 205 6 14 200.2 217 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 40 2-1 2.95 36.2 45 1.01
5 Seasons 205 12-9 3.45 200.2 217 1.18

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 30 941 167 7 4.2 2.9 86.1 114.7 11.3 33.5 .218 .324 .232 .260 .317 27.5 25.1 5.8 2.48 2.80
2017 31 944 159 10 6.3 4.2 85.5 109.8 16.0 34.0 .241 .386 .325 .305 .360 27.0 24.2 7.9 3.78 3.98
2018 32 414 73 3 4.1 2.8 91.4 112.4 10.3 31.5 .253 .406 .356 .343 .355 47.9 17.6 13.0 4.70 5.09
2021 35 69 11 2 18.2 11.8 90.6 108.6 20.0 27.3 .184 .511 .446 .309 .414 36.4 29.4 5.9 6.75 4.03
2022 36 909 149 8 5.4 3.3 90.3 110.4 15.2 30.9 .186 .317 .274 .254 .325 39.6 30.3 7.4 3.47 2.64
Player 3277 559 30 5.4 3.5 87.8 114.7 13.8 32.6 .219 .353 .290 .283 .338 33.5 25.5 7.7
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

Bush relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.8%) ,
Curveball
(35.2%) ,
Cutter
(16%) ,


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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 44.9 19.8 27.5 7.8 32.9 39.5 27.5 4.2 34.7 26.9 24.0 4.8 4.2 2.9
2017 39.0 24.5 25.2 11.3 34.0 35.8 30.2 6.9 27.0 30.2 26.4 3.1 6.3 4.2
2018 47.9 21.9 26.0 4.1 28.8 30.1 41.1 1.4 41.1 21.9 23.3 8.2 4.1 2.8
2021 27.3 45.5 18.2 9.1 54.5 0.0 45.5 0.0 27.3 45.5 0.0 9.1 18.2 11.8
2022 42.3 34.2 16.8 6.7 27.5 37.6 34.9 2.7 30.9 31.5 20.1 8.7 5.4 3.3
Player 42.6 25.8 23.6 8.1 31.7 36.0 32.4 4.1 32.2 28.8 23.1 5.9 5.4 3.5
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 MIL R 444 97.3 10.1 3.6 26 6.7 -2.0 -22
2022 Cutter MIL R 145 92.9 22.2 -0.5 -2 2.2 0.7 48
2022 Curveball MIL R 320 81.0 51.8 2.7 6 8.4 -2.1 -20
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 37 95.1 11.2 3.9 26 6.9 -1.5 -18
2021 Curveball TEX R 12 78.9 54.7 2.2 4 12.0 1.0 9
2021 Cutter TEX R 1 90.1 28.3 -2.8 -11 5.7 4.1 257
2021 Slider TEX R 19 85.9 35.8 0.8 2 6.8 0.9 15
2018 Sinker TEX R 37 96.0 14.2 -6.3 -31 12.6 -2.6 -17
2018 Curveball TEX R 96 80.1 54.0 1.5 3 11.3 1.4 14
2018 Cutter TEX R 51 91.8 25.8 -1.6 -7 5.0 3.5 240
2018 4-Seamer TEX R 230 96.2 11.4 3.6 24 3.9 -4.5 -53
2017 Changeup TEX R 1 90.5 21.0 -3.7 -15 15.1 0.8 5
2017 Slider TEX R 45 85.3 34.4 -0.6 -2 9.2 5.4 141
2017 4-Seamer TEX R 426 97.5 10.4 2.3 18 7.3 -2.0 -22
2017 Curveball TEX R 130 80.0 53.2 2.2 4 9.8 0.4 5
2017 Cutter TEX R 114 91.6 26.4 -3.8 -17 1.0 -0.7 -43
2017 Sinker TEX R 227 97.5 13.7 -4.2 -24 13.1 -2.4 -16
2016 Changeup TEX R 1 92.4 24.7 -2.3 -9 12.0 -1.7 -13
2016 4-Seamer TEX R 633 97.7 11.4 1.5 11 7.2 -2.8 -28
2016 Sinker TEX R 5 98.2 11.7 -5.4 -31 15.5 -0.3 -2
2016 Curveball TEX R 172 81.1 50.6 2.3 5 10.9 3.1 39
2016 Slider TEX R 125 91.9 26.5 1.8 7 5.6 4.1 274
! 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 4-Seamer 0.0 0 444 48.8 121 .190 .362 .315 26.5 31.4 30.4 .183 .338 .284 45.6
2022 Curveball -2.2 -7 320 35.2 91 .163 .291 .213 34.4 31.9 28.2 .164 .256 .203 29.3
2022 Cutter 2.5 4 145 16.0 30 .321 .607 .457 29.0 23.3 23.3 .260 .426 .295 47.8
2021 4-Seamer 1.9 1 37 53.6 8 .286 1.143 .588 26.3 0.0 0.0 .228 .791 .445 28.6
2021 Slider 2.3 0 19 27.5 5 .200 .800 .400 40.0 60.0 50.0 .162 .415 .237 50.0
2021 Curveball -1.7 0 12 17.4 4 .250 .250 .225 40.0 50.0 33.3 .133 .141 .127 50.0
2021 Cutter 2.1 0 1 1.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 4 230 55.6 66 .269 .577 .419 18.1 16.7 19.0 .291 .513 .405 51.2
2018 Curveball 0.9 1 96 23.2 16 .214 .357 .356 37.9 31.3 17.9 .155 .220 .227 55.6
2018 Cutter 2.0 1 51 12.3 12 .273 .273 .283 40.9 16.7 9.5 .283 .349 .310 44.4
2018 Sinker 0.7 0 37 8.9 14 .231 .308 .268 12.0 7.1 11.1 .177 .222 .219 33.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 1 426 45.1 98 .276 .460 .369 29.5 32.7 26.9 .209 .379 .289 37.5
2017 Sinker 0.0 0 227 24.0 64 .214 .393 .341 21.4 20.3 19.4 .266 .433 .345 25.6
2017 Curveball 1.7 2 130 13.8 39 .316 .474 .350 16.9 20.5 14.0 .260 .392 .289 20.0
2017 Cutter 1.3 1 114 12.1 28 .292 .333 .370 25.9 10.7 10.3 .283 .364 .339 23.8
2017 Slider -1.8 -1 45 4.8 11 .182 .182 .245 23.1 18.2 18.2 .207 .233 .192 0.0
2017 Changeup 3.6 0 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
2021 Curveball 12 78.9 71 18.2 7:45 7:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 36 95.2 88 20.0 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 17 86.1 42 8.0 9:45 9:15 30
2022 Curveball 320 81.0 67 15.4 7:45 7:15 30
2022 Cutter 145 92.9 52 9.4 11:45 11:30 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 444 97.3 94 19.9 12:45 12:45 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 256 993 -6 -18 3 4 -18
2017 240 943 -5 4 1 4 4
2018 108 414 -3 1 5 3 7
2022 242 909 1 -12 4 4 -4
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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 941 54.2 72.0 74.9 27.4 62.7 44.6 65.8 51.5 27.8 8.2 81.8
2017 944 53.7 71.5 80.7 30.4 57.9 40.7 55.4 52.5 25.2 9.2 75.9
2018 414 52.2 63.9 82.6 21.7 58.1 44.9 53.7 43.7 23.2 7.0 75.9
2021 69 42.0 69.0 90.0 22.5 22.2 43.5 52.9 42.0 31.0 2.9 50.0
2022 909 52.1 62.2 78.0 27.8 50.4 41.5 65.3 45.8 29.8 7.8 77.5
Player 3,277 53.0 68.1 78.6 27.5 56.4 42.6 60.9 49.0 27.1 8.1 77.8
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
2016 92 83 89 91 94 87 81 94 92 77 82 81 31 98 99 55 44
2017 59 55 63 64 58 66 42 89 93 65 57 55 76 95 99 57 53
2018 87 96 59 29
2022 92 94 87 62 94 87 80 8 31 87 54 78 31 87 98 49 38
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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 22.2 4 3.7 0 0 3 2 50.0
2017 22.5 7 6.6 0 3 8 1 14.3
2018 24.7 3 1.1 2 1 3 0 0.0
2021 22.5 3 2.7 0 0 2 1 33.3
2022 23.7 11 7.8 3 1 9 1 9.1
Player 23.1 28 22.0 6 5 25 5 17.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 4 5 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 5 4 3 2 3 4 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 5 5 2 5 4 3 5 5
2017 7 5 9 6 8 6 8 5 8 5 8 7 4 5 5 9 7 6 2 7 8 8 7 7 6 7 8 5 6 8 9
2018 3 2 2 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4
2021 3 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 1 3
2022 11 10 8 8 8 10 9 8 9 5 8 7 7 6 6 9 8 10 6 7 10 10 8 6 7 8 9 6 5 7 10
Player 28 23 25 19 24 24 23 22 24 16 27 24 16 17 17 26 21 25 15 21 26 24 23 22 21 21 27 18 17 21 31
! 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 97.7 96.6 -1.1 -1.1 95 96.2 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 92.4 90.5 -1.9 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 85.5 81.4 -4.1 -1.3 83.2 81 -2.2
Exit Velocity 86.1 85.5 -0.6 5.9 90.6 90.3 -0.3
Launch Angle 11.3 16 4.7 -5.7 20 15.2 -4.8
Barrel % 4.2 6.3 2.1 -2.2 18.2 5.4 -12.8
Hard Hit % 27.5 27 -0.5 20.9 36.4 39.6 3.2
Sweet Spot % 33.5 34 0.5 -2.5 27.3 30.9 3.6
xBA .218 .241 0.023 0.012 .184 .186 0.002
BA .196 .264 0.068 -0.008 .25 .196 -0.054
xwOBA .26 .305 0.045 0.038 .309 .254 -0.055
wOBA .232 .325 0.093 0.031 .446 .274 -0.172
xSLG .324 .386 0.062 0.02 .511 .317 -0.194
SLG .281 .417 0.136 0.05 .813 .365 -0.448
K% 25.1 24.2 -0.9 -6.6 29.4 30.3 0.9
BB% 5.8 7.9 2.1 5.1 5.9 7.4 1.5
Swing % 51.5 52.5 1 -8.8 42 45.8 3.8
Whiff% 27.8 25.2 -2.6 -2 31 29.8 -1.2
In Zone % 54.2 53.7 -0.5 -1.5 42 52.1 10.1
Out of Zone % 45.8 46.3 0.5 1.5 58 47.9 -10.1
Out of Zone Swing % 27.4 30.4 3 -8.7 22.5 27.8 5.3
First Pitch Swing % 33.7 30.8 -2.9 -3.9 17.6 28.9 11.3
First Pitch Strike % 65.8 55.4 -10.4 -1.7 52.9 65.3 12.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 240 .231 149 2 1.3 91 10 11.0
2017 240 .325 142 1 0.7 98 21 21.4
2018 108 .356 75 1 1.3 33 4 12.1
2021 17 .446 11 1 9.1 6 4 66.7
2022 242 .274 150 28 18.7 92 60 65.2

Pitch Tempo