Matt Foster
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 200LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 20, #596, Chicago White Sox | Alabama
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 6 1 2.20 23 2 0 28.2 31 0.87
2021 2 1 6.00 37 0 1 39 40 1.44
2022 1 2 4.40 48 0 1 45 42 1.33
3 Seasons 9 4 4.39 108 2 2 112.2 113 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 23 6-1 2.20 28.2 31 0.87
2021 37 2-1 6.00 39 40 1.44
2022 48 1-2 4.40 45 42 1.33
3 Seasons 108 9-4 4.39 112.2 113 1.25
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
2020 25 436 69 8 11.6 7.3 87.2 109.4 17.8 44.9 .242 .450 .226 .325 .423 39.1 28.4 8.3 2.20 4.51
2021 26 729 119 11 9.2 6.3 90.3 109.5 21.3 37.0 .276 .505 .346 .362 .441 44.5 23.0 7.5 6.00 5.77
2022 27 768 134 8 6.0 4.1 88.2 114.6 20.4 39.6 .252 .399 .308 .317 .373 33.6 21.8 8.8 4.40 4.20
Player 1933 322 27 8.4 5.7 88.8 114.6 20.2 39.8 .259 .450 .303 .335 .409 38.8 23.7 8.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Foster relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(52.1%) ,
Slider
(30.7%) ,
Changeup
(9.8%) ,
Curveball
(6.9%) ,
Cutter
(0.5%) ,


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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
2020 36.2 26.1 27.5 10.1 26.1 49.3 24.6 8.7 24.6 27.5 20.3 7.2 11.6 7.3
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 6.3
2022 32.1 26.1 29.1 12.7 35.8 25.4 38.8 3.0 25.4 29.9 24.6 10.4 6.0 4.1
Player 32.0 31.4 27.0 9.6 32.9 36.0 31.1 3.7 22.4 30.1 26.1 9.0 8.4 5.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2022 Cutter CWS R 4 92.6 13.4 9.4 41 3.1 1.2 65
2022 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 400 93.7 12.6 2.2 15 5.8 -1.3 -18
2022 Slider CWS R 236 85.8 32.1 -3.2 -9 5.5 0.7 15
2022 Changeup CWS R 75 83.9 25.8 -5.6 -18 11.9 -2.0 -14
2022 Curveball CWS R 53 79.6 53.3 -0.3 -1 2.4 -6.0 -72
2021 Cutter CWS R 25 90.5 18.7 6.0 24 2.5 0.2 10
2021 Slider CWS R 77 85.2 33.0 -2.9 -8 3.6 -1.1 -24
2021 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 463 93.6 12.6 2.3 16 6.6 -0.4 -5
2021 Changeup CWS R 164 84.3 25.6 -4.5 -15 10.1 -3.6 -26
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 3.0 -1.2 -28
2020 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 249 93.8 12.9 2.0 13 7.8 0.8 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 %
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 400 52.1 103 .232 .411 .315 18.3 22.3 19.3 .244 .424 .319 38.9
2022 Slider -0.1 0 236 30.7 56 .271 .396 .335 26.3 23.2 16.0 .258 .384 .331 24.3
2022 Changeup -0.4 0 75 9.8 19 .353 .412 .376 29.0 26.3 16.7 .274 .328 .310 16.7
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 53 6.9 13 .154 .231 .235 9.5 7.7 14.3 .284 .390 .293 50.0
2022 Cutter -7.3 0 4 0.5 1 .000 .000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .009 .009 .008 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 3 463 63.5 102 .233 .326 .327 22.9 23.5 19.7 .275 .476 .371 54.7
2021 Changeup -2.7 -4 164 22.5 45 .318 .705 .433 28.9 24.4 15.1 .285 .634 .389 33.3
2021 Slider 0.5 0 77 10.6 19 .263 .316 .255 19.4 21.1 16.0 .231 .272 .222 26.7
2021 Cutter -13.8 -3 25 3.4 8 .500 1.250 .725 16.7 12.5 16.7 .348 .668 .432 42.9
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.9 5 249 57.1 62 .161 .286 .232 27.1 33.9 26.9 .234 .438 .316 44.4
2020 Changeup 2.2 3 146 33.5 39 .167 .278 .228 34.1 23.1 18.0 .239 .420 .312 29.6
2020 Slider -0.1 0 40 9.2 8 .143 .143 .200 36.4 12.5 10.0 .320 .701 .457 50.0
2020 Sinker 7.1 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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
2022 Changeup 73 83.9 98 17.3 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Curveball 51 79.6 65 13.1 7:00 6:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 399 93.7 98 19.0 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Slider 234 85.8 42 7.3 11:15 10:00 75
2021 Changeup 164 84.3 96 16.0 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
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
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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 8 0 -10 -3 -4
2022 192 768 9 -1 -6 -3 -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 %
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 81.0 22.8 58.2 42.1 52.3 49.1 23.7 6.7 75.5
2022 768 48.4 74.7 84.2 27.3 62.0 42.3 64.6 50.3 21.0 8.6 87.9
Player 1,933 50.9 72.8 80.7 25.2 59.4 42.4 60.2 49.4 24.1 7.4 82.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2020 41 47 27 20 62 33 10 70 37 74 54 75 24 59 65 16
2021 51 67 25
2022 47 53 10 33
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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 2.4 0 4 4 0 0.0
2021 24.9 9 8.5 1 1 7 4 44.4
2022 26.0 6 5.6 0 4 3 3 50.0
Player 25.2 17 16.5 1 9 14 7 41.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 2 5 2 4 2 4 1 1 1 4 3 1 3 2 4 4 1 3 3 1 6 2 2 1 2 1 3 1 1
2021 9 10 9 6 9 8 10 7 6 5 7 8 9 6 8 11 8 7 9 8 8 11 10 11 8 7 9 10 9 10 10
2022 6 5 4 8 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 7 6 5 6 8 6 5 5 6 5 5 8 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 5
Player 17 17 15 19 16 18 17 16 12 11 13 19 18 12 17 21 18 16 15 17 16 17 24 19 15 13 17 17 17 16 16
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93.4 -0.4 93.7 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.8 84.3 0.5 83.9 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 85.3 85.2 -0.1 84.7 -0.5
Exit Velocity 87.2 90.3 3.1 88.2 -2.1
Launch Angle 17.8 21.3 3.5 20.4 -0.9
Barrel % 11.6 9.2 -2.4 6.0 -3.2
Hard Hit % 39.1 44.5 5.4 33.6 -10.9
Sweet Spot % 44.9 37.0 -7.9 39.6 2.6
xBA .242 .276 0.034 .252 -0.024
BA .162 .274 0.112 .247 -0.027
xwOBA .325 .362 0.037 .317 -0.045
wOBA .226 .346 0.120 .308 -0.038
xSLG .450 .505 0.055 .399 -0.106
SLG .273 .478 0.205 .391 -0.087
K% 28.4 23.0 -5.4 21.8 -1.2
BB% 8.3 7.5 -0.8 8.8 1.3
Swing % 48.4 49.1 0.7 50.3 1.2
Whiff% 30.3 23.7 -6.6 21.0 -2.7
In Zone % 52.5 52.5 0.0 48.4 -4.1
Out of Zone % 47.5 47.5 0.0 51.6 4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.1 22.8 -2.3 27.3 4.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 23.0 -5.4 40.6 17.6
First Pitch Strike % 65.1 52.3 -12.8 64.6 12.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 109 .226 56 7 12.5 53 30 56.6
2021 Shifts 174 .346 99 8 8.1 75 37 49.3
2022 Shifts 192 .308 119 22 18.5 73 49 67.1
! 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 %
2020 150 22.3 0.0% 2.7% 50 27.3 0.0% 22.0%
2021 178 23.4 0.0% 7.3% 148 28.7 0.0% 29.1%
2022 172 23.7 0.0% 7.0% 147 26.5 0.0% 21.8%
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Pitch Distribution