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Matt Cain
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 230LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 1, #25, San Francisco Giants | Houston HS (Germantown, Tenn)
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 3 11 5.43 27 23 0 124.1 75 1.66
13 Seasons 104 118 3.68 342 331 0 2085.2 1694 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 27 3-11 5.43 124.1 75 1.66
13 Seasons 342 104-118 3.68 2085.2 1694 1.23

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 993 206 22 10.7 89.2 112.2 16.8 36.9 .298 .557 .380 .391 .435 40.8 15.1 7.4 5.79 7.06
2016 1568 287 20 7 88.9 112.9 16.1 33.1 .266 .448 .367 .338 .377 33.8 18.1 8.1 5.64 5.08
2017 2083 441 27 6.1 88.5 112.4 12 34.9 .293 .483 .358 .358 .384 36.6 13.2 8.6 5.43 5.78
4644 934 69 7.4 88.8 112.9 14.3 34.8 .285 .488 .366 .359 .393 36.7 15.2 8.2
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cain relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35.3%) ,
Curveball
(23.1%) ,
Sinker
(19.9%) ,
Changeup
(10.9%) ,
Slider
(10.7%) ,


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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%
2017 4-Seam Fastball 728 400 328 35.3 89.3 181 161 55 37 9 2 7 29 133 .342 .323 .553 .552 .409 .403 89.8 7 2402 5.3 11.4 14.6
2017 Curveball 477 315 162 23.1 74.5 134 127 29 19 4 0 6 26 104 .228 .233 .402 .387 .270 .275 85.8 19 2657 4.7 16.8 17.6
2017 Sinker 411 244 167 19.9 89.0 123 108 40 29 8 0 3 13 97 .370 .312 .528 .504 .412 .381 89.3 15 2369 5.5 10.4 12.6
2017 Changeup 225 57 168 10.9 83.0 60 56 15 12 1 1 1 1 56 .268 .311 .375 .491 .289 .363 87.6 8 1590 5.2 9.7 2.9
2017 Slider 220 116 104 10.7 83.1 60 52 18 14 3 0 1 6 48 .346 .302 .462 .477 .375 .368 89.3 12 2433 5.0 13.0 10.2
2016 4-Seam Fastball 711 395 316 45.8 91.0 172 151 49 27 13 1 8 32 122 .325 .281 .583 .494 .412 .367 89.7 23 2457 5.5 16.9 13.9
2016 Slider 390 263 127 25.1 85.5 97 84 19 12 1 1 5 21 67 .226 .256 .440 .482 .312 .342 86.7 9 2724 5.2 24.2 18.4
2016 Curveball 214 134 80 13.8 77.0 47 42 9 9 0 0 0 8 39 .214 .220 .214 .263 .176 .200 83.2 13 2784 5.0 29.5 14.5
2016 Changeup 180 46 134 11.6 85.1 53 45 16 11 3 0 2 9 38 .356 .251 .556 .352 .423 .310 91.8 11 1662 5.4 33.3 19.1
2016 Sinker 58 36 22 3.7 90.8 21 18 9 7 1 0 1 0 18 .500 .403 .722 .703 .548 .503 94.2 11 2486 5.5 3.3 0.0
! 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 36.4 23.3 32 8.3 33.5 32 34.5 2.4 26.2 24.8 24.8 8.3 10.7
2016 40.8 21.6 27.2 10.5 34.1 39.7 25.8 2.4 29.6 25.4 24.4 6.6 7
2017 44.2 22.7 26.8 6.3 39 40.1 20.9 4.5 31.1 24 26.8 5.4 6.1
41.4 22.5 28.1 8 36.3 38.2 25.4 3.4 29.6 24.6 25.6 6.4 7.4
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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
2017 Curveball SF R 477 74.5 58.5 -2.2 -4 15.2 4.7 44
2017 Changeup SF R 225 83 37.4 5.1 16 12.2 -1.7 -12
2017 Sinker SF R 411 89 26.3 2.2 9 17.2 2.1 14
2017 Slider SF R 220 83.1 36.1 -3.5 -9 2.8 -3.2 -53
2017 4-Seamer SF R 728 89.3 21.2 -3.2 -18 11.2 2.5 28
2016 4-Seamer SF R 711 91 16.3 -0.1 -1 9.7 1.1 13
2016 Sinker SF R 58 90.8 20.8 0 0 14.8 0.5 3
2016 Changeup SF R 180 85.1 33.1 3.3 11 11.2 -1.6 -12
2016 Curveball SF R 214 77 53.9 -2.2 -4 11.1 3.4 43
2016 Slider SF R 390 85.5 30.2 -4 -12 1.5 -1.4 -47
! 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 %
2017 Slider 2.3 5 220 10.6 60 .346 .462 .413 13 10 10.2 .302 .477 .368 35.4
2017 Changeup -1.5 -3 225 10.8 60 .268 .375 .296 9.7 1.7 2.9 .311 .491 .363 35.7
2017 Sinker 2 8 411 19.7 123 .37 .528 .434 10.4 10.6 12.6 .312 .504 .382 35.1
2017 Curveball 0.4 2 477 22.9 134 .228 .402 .275 16.8 19.4 17.6 .233 .387 .275 29.8
2017 4-Seamer 0.6 4 728 34.9 181 .342 .553 .422 11.4 16 14.6 .323 .552 .404 44.4
2017 N/A 2 0.1 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 878 3420 -8 -27 19 11 -5
2009 862 3271 -34 -30 15 12 -38
2010 973 3789 -33 -24 11 13 -32
2011 900 3468 -24 -39 10 15 -38
2012 997 3807 -31 -35 16 14 -35
2013 755 2909 2 -30 13 14 -1
2014 372 1432 -1 -7 6 7 5
2015 270 981 11 -9 3 5 10
2016 390 1553 5 -14 13 6 11
2017 559 2064 -6 2 14 6 16
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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 993 47.9 66 86.1 30.7 67.5 43.4 59 47.3 19.8 6.7 72.7
2016 1568 48.2 65 83.8 25.7 62 40.6 63.2 44.7 21.8 6.9 73.1
2017 2083 49.5 64.3 90.1 23.2 77.3 42.9 63.3 43.5 12.5 7.5 74.2
4644 48.7 64.9 87.2 25.7 69.5 42.2 62.3 44.7 17.3 7.1 73.6
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 0 1 0 0 1 26 0 18 2 15 49 25 0 34 92 87
2016 17 19 18 18 19 36 26 37 59 28 44 38 17 22 95 91
2017 8 4 8 21 8 19 47 17 18 4 44 0 8 11 86 79
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.5 90.9 -0.6 -1.7 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 85.1 -0.5 -2.1 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 83.1 82.5 -0.6 -5.3 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.2 88.9 -0.3 -0.4 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 16.8 16.1 -0.7 -4.1 undefined undefined
Barrel % 10.7 7 -3.7 -0.9 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 40.8 33.8 -7 2.8 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 36.9 33.1 -3.8 1.8 undefined undefined
xBA .298 .266 -0.032 0.027 undefined undefined
BA .293 .299 0.006 0.011 undefined undefined
xwOBA .391 .338 -0.053 0.02 undefined undefined
wOBA .38 .367 -0.013 -0.009 undefined undefined
xSLG .557 .448 -0.109 0.035 undefined undefined
SLG .545 .501 -0.044 -0.024 undefined undefined
K% 15.1 18.1 3 -4.9 undefined undefined
BB% 7.4 8.1 0.7 0.5 undefined undefined
Swing % 47.3 44.7 -2.6 -1.2 undefined undefined
Whiff% 19.8 21.8 2 -9.3 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.9 48.2 0.3 1.3 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.1 51.8 -0.3 -1.3 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 30.7 25.7 -5 -2.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 29.5 25.7 -3.8 2.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 59 63.2 4.2 0.1 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 387 .366 222 3 1.4 165 22 13.3
2017 559 .356 311 9 2.9 248 30 12.1

Pitch Distribution