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Matt Foster
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 20, #596, Chicago White Sox | Alabama
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 1 6.00 37 0 1 39.0 40 1.44
2 Seasons 8 2 4.39 60 2 1 67.2 71 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 37 2-1 6.00 39.0 40 1.44
2 Seasons 60 8-2 4.39 67.2 71 1.20

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 25 436 69 8 11.6 87.2 109.4 17.8 44.9 .242 .450 .226 .325 .424 39.1 28.4 8.3 2.20 4.55
2021 26 729 119 11 9.2 90.3 109.5 21.3 37 .271 .494 .346 .357 .434 44.5 23 7.5 6.00 5.66
1165 188 19 10.1 89.2 109.5 20 39.9 .260 .477 .300 .345 .430 42.6 25.1 7.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Foster relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(63.5%) ,
Changeup
(22.5%) ,
Slider
(10.6%) ,
Cutter
(3.4%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 463 272 191 63.5 93.6 102 86 20 16 2 0 2 24 64 .233 .269 .326 .465 .297 .366 93.1 20 2298 6.0 22.9 19.7
2021 Changeup 164 63 101 22.5 84.3 45 44 14 7 2 0 5 11 33 .318 .280 .705 .623 .430 .385 86.3 21 1726 6.0 28.9 15.1
2021 Slider 77 63 14 10.6 85.2 19 19 5 4 1 0 0 4 15 .263 .226 .316 .266 .250 .216 86.2 27 2274 5.9 19.4 16.0
2021 Cutter 25 18 7 3.4 90.5 8 8 4 2 0 0 2 1 7 .500 .337 1.250 .641 .721 .418 84.3 18 2327 6.1 16.7 16.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 249 125 124 57.1 93.8 62 56 9 6 1 0 2 21 36 .161 .234 .286 .438 .229 .316 86.4 16 2322 5.9 27.1 26.9
2020 Changeup 146 61 85 33.5 83.8 39 36 6 2 4 0 0 9 27 .167 .240 .278 .421 .226 .312 83.0 22 1755 5.9 34.1 18.0
2020 Slider 40 33 7 9.2 85.3 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 .143 .320 .143 .701 .198 .457 91.9 11 2284 5.9 36.4 10.0
2020 Sinker 1 0 1 0.2 93.3 2269 5.9


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 36.2 23.2 30.4 10.1 26.1 49.3 24.6 8.7 24.6 27.5 20.3 7.2 11.6
2021 29.4 40.3 24.4 5.9 33.6 40.3 26.1 1.7 17.6 31.9 31.1 8.4 9.2
31.9 34 26.6 7.4 30.9 43.6 25.5 4.3 20.2 30.3 27.1 8 10.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Changeup CWS R 164 84.3 25.6 -4.5 -15 10.1 -3.5 -26
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 463 93.6 12.6 2.3 16 6.6 -0.3 -5
2021 Slider CWS R 77 85.2 33 -2.9 -8 3.6 -1.3 -27
2021 Cutter CWS R 25 90.5 18.7 5.9 24 2.5 0.3 15
2020 Sinker CWS R 1 93.3 14.7 -7.1 -32 15.1 0.4 3
2020 Slider CWS R 40 85.3 33.2 -2.4 -7 3 -1.3 -30
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 249 93.8 12.9 2 13 7.8 0.9 12
2020 Changeup CWS R 146 83.8 25.7 -4.6 -15 9.6 -3.5 -27
! 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 %
2021 Cutter 13.8 3 25 3.4 8 .5 1.25 .725 16.7 12.5 16.7 .337 .641 .418 42.9
2021 Slider -0.4 0 77 10.6 19 .263 .316 .255 19.4 21.1 16 .226 .266 .216 26.7
2021 Changeup 2.7 4 164 22.5 45 .318 .705 .433 28.9 24.4 15.1 .28 .623 .385 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 463 63.5 102 .233 .326 .327 22.9 23.5 19.7 .269 .465 .366 54.7
2020 Slider 0.1 0 40 9.2 8 .143 .143 .2 36.4 12.5 10 .32 .701 .457 50
2020 Changeup -2.1 -3 146 33.5 39 .167 .278 .228 34.1 23.1 18 .24 .421 .312 29.6
2020 4-Seamer -1.9 -5 249 57.1 62 .161 .286 .232 27.1 33.9 26.9 .234 .438 .316 44.4
2020 Sinker -7.1 0 1 0.2
! 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
2020 Changeup 142 83.8 97 15.9 1:30 1:15 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 243 93.8 97 19.4 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 34 85.4 28 5.2 11:00 10:30 30
2021 Changeup 164 84.3 96 16 1:30 1:30 0
2021 Cutter 25 90.5 75 14.2 12:00 11:30 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 459 93.6 98 19.5 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 77 85.2 37 5.8 11:15 10:00 75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 112 448 -6 -4 1 2 -7
2021 174 729 -7 0 10 3 5
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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 %
2020 436 52.5 69.4 74.2 25.1 55.8 42.9 65.1 48.4 30.3 6.7 82.8
2021 729 52.5 72.8 81 22.8 58.2 42.1 52.3 49.1 23.7 6.7 75.5
1165 52.5 71.6 78.5 23.7 57.3 42.4 57.2 48.8 26.2 6.7 78.2
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 40 46 26 19 62 33 10 70 37 74 54 75 40 62 60
2021 52 64
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.1 2 2.3 0 5 3 0 0
2021 24.9 9 7.7 1 1 6 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 3 3 3 4 2 2 3 1 1 4 4 0 1 2 2 0 2 3 4 0 2 3 2 4 3 2 3 1 3 3
2021 9 9 8 10 9 7 7 9 7 9 6 7 5 7 8 9 5 9 10 10 4 7 6 9 8 8 8 7 9 7 8
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93.4 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.8 84.3 0.5
Breaking Velocity 85.3 85.2 -0.1
Exit Velocity 87.2 90.3 3.1
Launch Angle 17.8 21.3 3.5
Barrel % 11.6 9.2 -2.4
Hard Hit % 39.1 44.5 5.4
Sweet Spot % 44.9 37 -7.9
xBA .242 .271 0.029
BA .162 .274 0.112
xwOBA .325 .357 0.032
wOBA .226 .346 0.12
xSLG .45 .494 0.044
SLG .273 .478 0.205
K% 28.4 23 -5.4
BB% 8.3 7.5 -0.8
Swing % 48.4 49.1 0.7
Whiff% 30.3 23.7 -6.6
In Zone % 52.5 52.5 0
Out of Zone % 47.5 47.5 0
Out of Zone Swing % 25.1 22.8 -2.3
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 23 -5.4
First Pitch Strike % 65.1 52.3 -12.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 109 .226 56 7 12.5 53 28 52.8
2021 174 .346 99 6 6.1 75 35 46.7

Pitch Distribution