Matt Festa
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 7, #207, Seattle Mariners | East Stroudsburg
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 2 5.64 20 0 0 22.1 21 1.43
2022 2 0 4.17 53 0 2 54 64 1.13
2023 0 0 4.00 8 0 0 9 13 1.78
4 Seasons 2 2 4.32 89 1 2 93.2 102 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 20 0-2 5.64 22.1 21 1.43
2022 53 2-0 4.17 54 64 1.13
2023 8 0-0 4.00 9 13 1.78
4 Seasons 89 2-2 4.32 93.2 102 1.32
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
2018 25 159 33 2 6.1 5.0 88.3 109.5 12.7 48.5 .335 .483 .375 .379 .396 33.3 10.0 5.0 2.16 6.44
2019 26 407 65 7 10.8 6.9 89.1 107.2 16.3 30.8 .249 .489 .355 .361 .417 39.0 20.8 11.9 5.64 5.97
2022 29 897 135 10 7.4 4.6 87.2 112.6 17.3 34.1 .222 .381 .312 .299 .384 31.1 29.2 8.2 4.17 3.70
2023 30 195 18 3 16.7 7.0 91.4 110.5 22.9 22.2 .163 .392 .319 .360 .397 33.3 30.2 27.9 4.00 5.66
Player 1658 251 22 8.8 5.5 88.1 112.6 16.8 34.3 .235 .417 .330 .329 .395 33.5 25.3 10.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Festa relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(51.3%) ,
Sweeper
(41.5%) ,
Cutter
(7.2%) ,


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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
2018 33.3 18.2 45.5 3.0 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 27.3 27.3 39.4 0.0 6.1 5.0
2019 40.0 24.6 23.1 12.3 32.3 49.2 18.5 1.5 29.2 24.6 18.5 4.6 10.8 6.9
2022 41.5 32.6 19.3 6.7 36.3 30.4 33.3 5.9 25.2 30.4 25.9 5.2 7.4 4.6
2023 33.3 44.4 11.1 11.1 27.8 55.6 16.7 0.0 33.3 44.4 0.0 5.6 16.7 7.0
Player 39.4 29.5 23.1 8.0 34.3 37.5 28.3 3.6 27.1 29.5 23.9 4.4 8.8 5.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 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 Sweeper SEA R 81 82.7 36.9 -1.4 -4 17.0 3.3 24
2023 Cutter SEA R 14 88.8 29.6 -3.0 -11 4.4 3.2 264
2023 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 100 91.8 19.1 -1.1 -6 2.1 -7.4 -78
2022 Sinker SEA R 2 92.5 23.0 -3.3 -13 13.1 -2.6 -17
2022 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 388 92.6 17.6 -0.3 -2 4.8 -4.6 -49
2022 Sweeper SEA R 507 82.9 37.1 -1.1 -3 15.6 1.5 10
2019 Curveball SEA R 28 81.7 47.7 -2.6 -5 7.1 -1.6 -18
2019 Cutter SEA R 3 92.1 19.6 5.1 21 2.2 0.7 44
2019 Sinker SEA R 24 92.0 25.2 0.7 3 13.6 -2.0 -13
2019 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 176 92.6 17.0 0.2 1 4.8 -3.7 -44
2019 Slider SEA R 150 86.2 32.1 -3.3 -9 7.2 2.6 55
2018 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 67 92.8 18.9 -1.6 -9 4.7 -3.8 -45
2018 Sinker SEA R 9 93.1 24.8 1.9 8 13.6 -1.4 -9
2018 Slider SEA R 79 86.9 34.0 -0.4 -1 6.7 2.6 65
2018 Curveball SEA R 4 80.5 50.9 -1.6 -3 6.2 -2.8 -31
! 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 4-Seam Fastball -2.3 -2 100 51.3 19 .300 .800 .568 37.8 21.1 17.4 .369 1.031 .634 66.7
2023 Sweeper 4.6 4 81 41.5 20 .053 .053 .080 40.6 40.0 27.6 .064 .086 .098 18.2
2023 Cutter 2.2 0 14 7.2 3 .000 .000 .233 25.0 33.3 33.3 .073 .102 .284 0.0
2022 Sweeper -0.5 -3 507 56.5 120 .248 .416 .301 31.5 32.5 22.5 .213 .334 .257 26.3
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 3 388 43.3 99 .179 .440 .323 28.9 25.3 20.8 .233 .445 .352 37.3
2022 Sinker -4.7 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 0 176 43.2 36 .231 .769 .480 16.5 19.4 15.2 .304 .798 .513 60.0
2019 Slider -0.9 -1 150 36.9 42 .243 .405 .293 29.9 23.8 19.2 .209 .291 .252 27.6
2019 Curveball -3.6 -1 28 6.9 6 .333 .500 .358 38.5 16.7 12.5 .203 .237 .195 20.0
2019 Sinker -6.6 -2 24 5.9 8 .333 .833 .538 10.0 12.5 33.3 .385 .787 .533 40.0
2019 Cutter 9.6 0 3 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 Slider -4.4 -3 79 49.7 21 .476 .619 .479 19.5 9.5 6.9 .370 .529 .388 26.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 1 67 42.1 14 .182 .182 .279 7.4 0.0 0.0 .377 .563 .469 45.5
2018 Sinker 4.2 0 9 5.7 4 .250 .500 .313 33.3 25.0 33.3 .126 .143 .119 33.3
2018 Curveball 4.1 0 4 2.5 1 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
! 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 14 88.8 38 6.2 11:30 10:15 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 98 91.8 64 12.9 12:45 12:15 30
2023 Sweeper 80 82.7 49 18.0 8:15 9:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 384 92.6 71 14.6 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sweeper 503 82.9 47 16.6 8:15 9:15 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 40 159 1 -2 0 -1 -2
2019 93 381 -2 4 -3 -3 -4
2022 230 934 3 8 -8 -2 2
2023 42 195 2 2 -1 -1 2
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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 %
2018 159 52.8 64.3 87.0 26.7 70.0 43.4 62.5 46.5 16.2 4.4 85.7
2019 407 49.6 68.3 82.9 21.9 54.8 44.1 54.5 45.0 23.5 7.9 80.0
2022 897 49.5 66.4 77.3 33.1 53.3 42.3 60.3 49.6 30.3 7.8 80.0
2023 195 46.2 67.8 67.2 19.0 45.0 43.1 32.6 41.5 38.3 8.7 76.5
Player 1,658 49.4 66.8 78.5 28.1 54.3 42.9 56.1 47.2 28.2 7.6 79.8
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2018 47 43 66
2019 36 54 48
2022 56 69 49 30 65 78 46 78 94 85 45 82 85 28 76 52
2023 17 79 47
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2019 23.5 5 4.8 0 0 4 2 40.0
2022 23.7 10 9.9 0 2 5 6 60.0
2023 22.7 1 1.6 -1 0 2 0 0.0
Player 23.6 16 16.3 0 3 11 8 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 5 6 4 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 6 5 4 6 4 4 4 4 6 5 5 6 6 6 4 6 6 5 3
2022 10 8 9 10 10 10 10 8 10 10 10 11 10 8 10 11 9 10 11 10 10 10 11 11 8 10 10 11 10 10 10
2023 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
Player 16 16 15 15 17 16 17 14 14 15 15 16 18 15 16 19 14 15 17 16 17 18 18 20 15 17 16 19 18 17 14
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 -- -0.3 -- -- -- -- 92.6 -- 91.4 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 86.6 -- -1.1 -- -- -- -- 82.9 -- 82.7 -0.2
Exit Velocity 88.3 -- 0.8 -- -- -- -- 87.2 -- 91.4 4.2
Launch Angle 12.7 -- 3.6 -- -- -- -- 17.3 -- 22.9 5.6
Barrel % 6.1 -- 4.7 -- -- -- -- 7.4 -- 16.7 9.3
Hard Hit % 33.3 -- 5.7 -- -- -- -- 31.1 -- 33.3 2.2
Sweet Spot % 48.5 -- -17.7 -- -- -- -- 34.1 -- 22.2 -11.9
xBA .335 -- -0.086 -- -- -- -- .222 -- .163 -0.059
BA .351 -- -0.110 -- -- -- -- .218 -- .129 -0.089
xwOBA .379 -- -0.018 -- -- -- -- .299 -- .360 0.061
wOBA .375 -- -0.020 -- -- -- -- .312 -- .319 0.007
xSLG .483 -- 0.006 -- -- -- -- .381 -- .392 0.011
SLG .459 -- 0.071 -- -- -- -- .426 -- .290 -0.136
K% 10.0 -- 10.8 -- -- -- -- 29.2 -- 30.2 1.0
BB% 5.0 -- 6.9 -- -- -- -- 8.2 -- 27.9 19.7
Swing % 46.5 -- -1.5 -- -- -- -- 49.6 -- 41.5 -8.1
Whiff% 16.2 -- 7.3 -- -- -- -- 30.3 -- 38.3 8.0
In Zone % 52.8 -- -3.2 -- -- -- -- 49.5 -- 46.2 -3.3
Out of Zone % 47.2 -- 3.2 -- -- -- -- 50.5 -- 53.8 3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 -- -4.8 -- -- -- -- 33.1 -- 19.0 -14.1
First Pitch Swing % 25.0 -- -5.2 -- -- -- -- 28.8 -- 23.3 -5.5
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 -- -8.0 -- -- -- -- 60.3 -- 32.6 -27.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 40 .375 25 2 8.0 15 9 60.0
2019 Shifts 93 .373 59 1 1.7 34 18 52.9
2022 Shifts 219 .312 133 47 35.3 86 62 72.1
2023 Shades 42 .310 23 4 17.4 19 7 36.8
! 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 %
2018 41 17.5 14.6% 2.4% 35 20.1 0.0% 0.0%
2019 106 16.8 22.6% 0.0% 75 22.6 1.3% 4.0%
2022 250 19.4 3.6% 2.8% 146 22.0 0.7% 8.2%
2023 46 17.1 8.7% 0.0% 42 19.4 4.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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