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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 1 1 9.72 10 0 0 8.1 14 1.32
2 Seasons 7 2 3.89 33 2 0 37.0 45 0.97
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 10 1-1 9.72 8.1 14 1.32
2 Seasons 33 7-2 3.89 37.0 45 0.97

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
2020 436 69 8 11.6 87.2 109.4 17.8 44.9 .242 .450 .226 .325 .423 39.1 28.4 8.3 2.20 4.55
2021 168 19 2 10.5 91.2 107.8 21.3 36.8 .239 .436 .340 .332 .500 47.4 37.8 8.1 9.72 4.20
604 88 10 11.4 88.1 109.4 18.6 43.2 .241 .447 .255 .327 .440 40.9 30.8 8.2
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Foster relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56.5%) ,
Changeup
(38.7%) ,
Slider
(4.8%) ,


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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 95 63 32 56.5 94.1 19 14 5 3 1 0 1 7 8 .357 .276 .643 .483 .461 .410 92.5 21 2373 6.0 35.6 25.0
2021 Changeup 65 31 34 38.7 84.9 16 16 3 2 0 0 1 6 10 .188 .199 .375 .408 .239 .248 88.5 23 1687 6.0 43.8 20.0
2021 Slider 8 5 3 4.8 83.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .296 .000 .327 .000 .267 107.8 4 2326 5.8 33.3 33.3
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 .239 .278 .420 .226 .311 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 31.6 36.8 26.3 5.3 31.6 52.6 15.8 0 15.8 26.3 42.1 5.3 10.5
35.2 26.1 29.5 9.1 27.3 50 22.7 6.8 22.7 27.3 25 6.8 11.4
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 65 84.9 24.6 -4.8 -16 9.8 -4.1 -30
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 95 94.1 12 2 14 6.6 -0.4 -6
2021 Slider CWS R 8 83 38.6 -0.3 -1 3.7 -2.5 -41
2020 Changeup CWS R 146 83.8 25.7 -4.6 -15 9.6 -3.5 -27
2020 Slider CWS R 40 85.3 33.2 -2.4 -7 3 -1.3 -30
2020 Sinker CWS R 1 93.3 14.7 -7.1 -32 15.1 0.5 4
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 249 93.8 12.9 2 13 7.8 0.9 12
! 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 Slider -1.5 0 8 4.8 2 0 0 0 33.3 50 33.3 .295 .327 .267 100
2021 Changeup -0.1 0 65 38.7 16 .188 .375 .238 43.8 37.5 20 .199 .408 .248 30
2021 4-Seamer 4.3 4 95 56.5 19 .357 .643 .508 35.6 36.8 25 .275 .483 .411 62.5
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 .239 .42 .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 65 84.9 97 16.3 1:15 1:15 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 92 94 96 19.9 12:45 12:45 0
! 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 37 168 -1 1 3 1 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 %
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 168 50.6 67.1 68.4 27.7 43.5 45.2 62.2 47.6 38.8 4.8 75
604 52 68.8 72.7 25.9 52 43.5 64.4 48.2 32.6 6.1 81.1
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

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 25 19 62 33 10 70 37 74 54 75 40 62 59
2021 43 54 46 38 49 69 29 18 15 93 53 95 43
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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 25.8 2 1.3 1 0 1 1 50

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 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1
! 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 94.1 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.8 84.9 1.1
Breaking Velocity 85.3 83 -2.3
Exit Velocity 87.2 91.2 4
Launch Angle 17.8 21.3 3.5
Barrel % 11.6 10.5 -1.1
Hard Hit % 39.1 47.4 8.3
Sweet Spot % 44.9 36.8 -8.1
xBA .242 .239 -0.003
BA .162 .25 0.088
xwOBA .325 .332 0.007
wOBA .226 .34 0.114
xSLG .45 .436 -0.014
SLG .273 .469 0.196
K% 28.4 37.8 9.4
BB% 8.3 8.1 -0.2
Swing % 48.4 47.6 -0.8
Whiff% 30.3 38.8 8.5
In Zone % 52.5 50.6 -1.9
Out of Zone % 47.5 49.4 1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 25.1 27.7 2.6
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 21.6 -6.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.1 62.2 -2.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 109 .226 56 7 12.5 53 28 52.8
2021 37 .340 20 0 0.0 17 8 47.1

Pitch Distribution