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Matt Garza
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 1, #25, Minnesota Twins | Fresno State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 6 9 4.94 24 22 0 114.2 79 1.45
12 Seasons 93 106 4.09 290 284 1 1710.2 1380 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 24 6-9 4.94 114.2 79 1.45
12 Seasons 290 93-106 4.09 1710.2 1380 1.32

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 2393 503 24 4.8 88 114.3 11.3 33.4 .265 .415 .359 .328 .357 32.2 15.6 8.6 5.63 4.68
2016 1717 352 17 4.8 89.3 114.3 7.4 23.3 .261 .393 .333 .311 .334 37.7 15.2 7.8 4.51 4.22
2017 1910 379 18 4.7 86.7 115.3 14.6 33 .268 .418 .337 .327 .353 31.7 15.7 8.9 4.95 4.70
6020 1234 59 4.8 88 115.3 11.2 30.4 .265 .409 .345 .323 .349 33.6 15.5 8.5
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Garza relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.6%) ,
Slider
(23.2%) ,
Sinker
(17%) ,
Curveball
(10.5%) ,
Changeup
(5.8%) ,


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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%
2017 4-Seam Fastball 832 373 459 43.6 92.0 229 204 65 39 12 3 11 15 197 .319 .303 .569 .500 .391 .366 89.0 16 2003 6.5 8.6 7.7
2017 Slider 443 328 115 23.2 82.4 126 113 23 15 3 0 5 48 65 .204 .196 .363 .364 .289 .287 84.6 15 2031 6.2 39.2 29.8
2017 Sinker 325 188 137 17.0 91.5 78 70 17 13 3 1 0 9 62 .243 .280 .314 .328 .276 .304 82.5 11 1969 6.4 14.5 9.4
2017 Curveball 200 63 137 10.5 73.9 43 39 9 4 4 0 1 5 35 .231 .249 .410 .311 .297 .274 79.5 12 2254 5.7 18.5 11.6
2017 Changeup 110 12 98 5.8 84.1 24 22 7 4 3 0 0 2 20 .318 .293 .455 .415 .358 .335 86.7 11 1413 6.4 15.2 12.5
2016 4-Seam Fastball 806 417 389 47.4 92.8 217 194 54 41 10 0 3 24 175 .278 .275 .376 .373 .313 .313 89.4 6 2017 6.5 11.1 11.8
2016 Sinker 370 166 204 21.8 92.8 118 105 27 19 6 0 2 10 98 .257 .292 .371 .478 .301 .354 90.6 8 1973 6.4 12.6 9.7
2016 Slider 310 233 77 18.2 83.4 80 76 22 11 8 0 3 29 47 .289 .202 .513 .348 .355 .255 86.7 9 1870 6.2 42.5 24.2
2016 Curveball 154 32 122 9.1 75.5 27 25 9 5 3 0 1 7 18 .360 .225 .600 .370 .426 .286 88.8 4 2351 6.0 36.4 21.2
2016 Changeup 61 0 61 3.6 85.5 14 11 3 2 0 0 1 0 11 .273 .273 .545 .385 .417 .372 90.5 16 1457 6.4 16.7 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 47.3 17.9 28 6.8 37 39 24.1 4 34 21.7 26.4 5.4 4.8
2016 57.1 14.8 22.2 6 40.1 35.8 24.1 3.4 40.6 17.3 26.4 4.3 4.8
2017 42.5 23.5 25.3 8.7 34.3 37.2 28.5 5.3 28.8 27.7 25.9 5 4.7
48.6 18.7 25.5 7.1 37 37.5 25.4 4.2 34.3 22.3 26.3 4.9 4.8
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 4-Seamer MIL R 832 92 14.5 0 0 6.8 -0.2 -3
2017 Curveball MIL R 200 73.9 63.2 2.2 4 9.5 -0.6 -6
2017 Slider MIL R 443 82.4 37.4 -0.6 -2 4.5 -0.7 -14
2017 Sinker MIL R 325 91.5 17.8 -2.6 -13 14.1 0 0
2017 Changeup MIL R 110 84.1 23.8 -4.6 -16 9.7 -3.3 -26
2016 Changeup MIL R 61 85.5 22.8 -4.5 -16 10.6 -2.4 -19
2016 4-Seamer MIL R 806 92.8 14.4 -0.7 -5 7.6 -0.4 -5
2016 Curveball MIL R 154 75.5 59.5 1.1 2 6.6 -1.9 -23
2016 Slider MIL R 310 83.4 34.8 -0.3 -1 2 -1 -33
2016 Sinker MIL R 370 92.8 15.6 -2.9 -16 12.7 -1.7 -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 %
2017 Changeup 1.4 1 110 5.8 24 .318 .455 .365 15.2 8.3 12.5 .293 .415 .335 30
2017 Curveball 0.8 2 200 10.5 43 .231 .41 .302 18.5 11.6 11.6 .249 .311 .275 14.3
2017 Sinker -0.6 -2 325 17 78 .243 .314 .293 14.5 11.5 9.4 .28 .328 .304 29
2017 Slider -1.4 -6 443 23.2 126 .204 .363 .294 39.2 38.1 29.8 .196 .364 .287 30.8
2017 4-Seamer 1 8 832 43.6 229 .319 .569 .398 8.6 6.6 7.7 .303 .5 .367 36
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 821 3147 -11 -26 12 12 -13
2009 853 3392 -22 -25 18 19 -10
2010 875 3360 -14 -28 16 16 -11
2011 833 3169 -13 -18 11 8 -13
2012 424 1697 -9 -8 9 8 0
2013 649 2413 -7 -14 11 9 -1
2014 678 2530 -4 -22 11 9 -7
2015 658 2363 24 -13 11 5 27
2016 457 1705 -2 -2 13 6 15
2017 500 1910 -5 -12 12 8 3
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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 2393 47.6 68.8 87.9 30.4 67.3 44.9 61.7 48.6 17.2 6.7 78.5
2016 1717 47.2 67.8 87.4 28.3 63.7 45 59.4 47 19 6.1 77.1
2017 1910 45.7 70.2 87.8 29.5 65.4 42.3 59.3 48.1 18.1 6.8 73.8
6020 46.9 68.9 87.7 29.5 65.7 44.1 60.3 48 18 6.6 76.6
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 17 16 23 37 14 22 55 54 61 18 26 11 17 59 7 38
2016 44 26 51 69 34 42 73 28 24 9 50 18 44 50 8 42
2017 31 20 38 56 25 39 73 62 62 13 38 11 31 38 7 26
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 92.8 -0.4 -0.9 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 85.5 -0.1 -1.4 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 80.4 80.8 0.4 -1 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88 89.3 1.3 -2.6 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 11.3 7.4 -3.9 7.2 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.8 4.8 0 -0.1 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 32.2 37.7 5.5 -6 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 33.4 23.3 -10.1 9.7 undefined undefined
xBA .265 .261 -0.004 0.007 undefined undefined
BA .294 .283 -0.011 -0.013 undefined undefined
xwOBA .328 .311 -0.017 0.016 undefined undefined
wOBA .359 .333 -0.026 0.004 undefined undefined
xSLG .415 .393 -0.022 0.025 undefined undefined
SLG .475 .432 -0.043 0.026 undefined undefined
K% 15.6 15.2 -0.4 0.5 undefined undefined
BB% 8.6 7.8 -0.8 1.1 undefined undefined
Swing % 48.6 47 -1.6 1.1 undefined undefined
Whiff% 17.2 19 1.8 -0.9 undefined undefined
In Zone Swing % 47.6 47.2 -0.4 -1.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 52.4 52.8 0.4 1.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 31 -2.2 -0.4 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 59.4 -2.3 -0.1 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 456 .325 239 14 5.9 217 54 24.9
2017 500 .337 257 53 20.6 243 83 34.2

Pitch Distribution