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Matt Joyce
LF | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 194LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 12, #360, Detroit Tigers | Florida Southern
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 69 55 6 5 2 7 0 .091 .261 .218 .479
14 Seasons 4355 3718 537 898 149 503 35 .242 .342 .425 .767
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .091 2 7 0 .479
14 Seasons .242 149 503 35 .767

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 31 1074 183 6 3.3 85.7 107.7 16.1 29.5 .195 .294 .255 .267 .289 28.3 23.6 10.6
2016 32 1301 164 15 9.1 89 108.4 13.3 28.7 .219 .407 .375 .350 .372 41.3 22.9 20.1
2017 33 2266 363 32 8.8 88.1 109.7 14.8 37.2 .249 .470 .343 .351 .396 34.3 20.8 12.1
2018 34 999 157 11 7 87.4 107.9 14.8 38.2 .225 .402 .299 .326 .357 31.8 21.5 14.2
2019 35 999 155 10 6.5 87.7 106.7 16.8 38.1 .270 .438 .372 .360 .384 33.5 18.9 16
2020 36 602 87 3 3.4 86.7 106.2 12.5 36.8 .225 .334 .310 .308 .364 32.2 27.7 13.5
2021 37 272 40 3 7.5 85.3 105.7 14.3 25 .152 .260 .219 .258 .242 25.6 23.2 17.4
7513 1149 80 7 87.5 109.7 14.9 34.6 .230 .400 .325 .329 .361 33.4 22.1 14.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 143 53.2 37 31 2 1 1 0 0 6 25 .065 .170 .097 .282 .169 .275 85.7 17 20.0 18.8
2021 Breaking 66 24.5 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 .000 .150 .000 .255 .094 .234 85.6 15 32.0 23.8
2021 Offspeed 60 22.3 14 11 2 1 0 0 1 5 6 .182 .116 .455 .226 .354 .259 83.6 4 51.6 31.3
2020 Fastballs 261 43.4 65 53 16 12 3 0 1 13 40 .302 .253 .415 .380 .380 .350 85.3 11 18.4 23.2
2020 Breaking 179 29.7 43 38 10 8 1 0 1 13 26 .263 .217 .368 .360 .304 .310 92.5 21 39.0 24.1
2020 Offspeed 162 26.9 40 36 6 6 0 0 0 15 21 .167 .192 .167 .239 .202 .240 82.0 4 49.3 30.0
! 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 42.1 21.9 25.7 10.4 40.4 41 18.6 4.9 32.2 32.8 22.4 2.2 3.3
2016 48.2 26.2 18.9 6.7 45.1 31.7 23.2 2.4 34.1 22.6 22 3.7 9.1
2017 38.3 29.5 26.2 6.1 39.1 36.9 24 2.8 29.2 26.7 23.1 8 8.8
2018 36.9 24.8 30.6 7.6 42.7 35.7 21.7 3.2 29.9 26.1 24.2 9.6 7
2019 34.8 25.2 31.6 8.4 42.6 30.3 27.1 2.6 25.8 29 29.7 6.5 6.5
2020 41.4 26.4 27.6 4.6 41.4 36.8 21.8 5.7 24.1 26.4 31 8 3.4
2021 50 30 12.5 7.5 55 27.5 17.5 5 40 27.5 12.5 5 7.5
40.3 26.4 26 7.3 41.9 35.4 22.7 3.4 30 27.3 24.1 6.4 7
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

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 N/A 109.3 3 3 1.1 1 1 4 2 0 0 .373 1.416 .724 100
2021 Splitter -3.2 0 11 4 2 0 0 .35 60 50 100 .35
2021 Curveball -1.6 0 26 9.6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .084 .061 0
2021 Cutter -3.3 -1 22 8.1 7 .167 .333 .279 18.2 28.6 50 .297 .445 .372 75
2021 Changeup 0.2 0 46 16.9 11 .111 .111 .209 52 36.4 26.7 .101 .119 .202 20
2021 Slider -7.5 -3 40 14.7 12 0 0 .117 47.1 41.7 38.5 .165 .289 .276 20
2021 Sinker -5.5 -3 55 20.2 13 0 0 .108 25 15.4 22.2 .107 .206 .222 22.2
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 0 69 25.4 18 .133 .333 .278 16.1 11.1 10.5 .155 .255 .263 16.7
2020 Cutter -1.5 -1 33 5.5 9 .125 .125 .178 18.2 11.1 12.5 .267 .331 .311 14.3
2020 Splitter -5 -1 30 5 11 0 0 .273 61.5 36.4 50 .156 .168 .296 50
2020 Sinker 0.9 1 72 12 17 .357 .429 .409 21.4 35.3 54.5 .245 .299 .319 25
2020 Curveball -0.9 -1 98 16.3 20 .211 .211 .26 37.8 35 26.9 .217 .31 .248 58.3
2020 Slider 4 3 81 13.5 23 .316 .526 .428 40 26.1 21.4 .218 .41 .363 35.7
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 132 21.9 29 .214 .214 .21 46.3 37.9 26.2 .202 .259 .218 11.8
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 156 25.9 39 .323 .484 .421 17.3 15.4 16.2 .252 .43 .372 36
2019 Splitter 3.8 1 34 3.4 10 .3 .3 .27 38.9 30 27.3 .403 .593 .423 42.9
2019 Cutter -0.8 -1 65 6.5 20 .235 .588 .395 26.5 20 20 .239 .416 .339 46.2
2019 Curveball 0.4 1 127 12.7 23 .3 .3 .326 35.1 26.1 20.7 .256 .298 .301 21.4
2019 Changeup 0.9 1 128 12.8 29 .292 .292 .338 36.7 20.7 20 .276 .319 .334 5.6
2019 Slider -1.8 -3 178 17.8 36 .071 .107 .215 40.6 41.7 22.1 .066 .079 .205 0
2019 Sinker 2.7 5 167 16.7 37 .346 .5 .491 13.4 2.7 3.2 .31 .506 .448 28
2019 4-Seamer 2.8 8 293 29.3 82 .378 .649 .463 16.8 11 11.8 .329 .618 .422 49.2
2019 N/A -2.2 0 5 0.5 0 0
2018 Cutter 0.6 0 46 4.6 9 .125 .125 .178 27.3 22.2 13.3 .182 .206 .227 0
2018 Splitter -4.3 -2 45 4.5 13 .077 .154 .096 56 30.8 22.2 .065 .078 .063 0
2018 Curveball -1.9 -3 160 16 29 .037 .037 .079 34 37.9 20.8 .092 .16 .147 31.3
2018 Slider -1.1 -1 119 11.9 30 .16 .2 .248 49.1 43.3 24.1 .163 .29 .278 50
2018 Changeup -0.7 -1 146 14.6 33 .172 .379 .275 31.9 27.3 20.5 .221 .441 .32 14.3
2018 Sinker 0.9 2 166 16.6 43 .237 .447 .358 15.4 14 14.6 .26 .54 .378 43.8
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 2 315 31.5 86 .318 .53 .425 12.4 9.3 10.3 .312 .525 .427 36.7
2017 Knuckleball 0.8 0 19 0.8 2 0 0 .35 0 50 14.3 .35
2017 Splitter -0.4 0 71 3.1 20 .158 .368 .243 42.9 30 23.1 .232 .408 .289 7.7
2017 Cutter 0.5 0 93 4.1 26 .318 .545 .419 28.3 11.5 14.3 .349 .588 .441 47.4
2017 Curveball -0.8 -2 320 14.1 58 .164 .255 .207 35.6 34.5 20 .153 .249 .196 20
2017 Slider -0.8 -2 313 13.8 65 .14 .263 .235 41 40 21.3 .134 .222 .218 30
2017 Changeup 2.1 6 287 12.7 69 .27 .587 .388 38.8 23.2 19.8 .241 .448 .321 24.4
2017 Sinker -2 -10 481 21.2 126 .261 .387 .313 11.1 13.5 16.3 .284 .48 .36 33
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 11 668 29.5 176 .295 .676 .45 16.9 13.6 13.5 .302 .66 .454 45.8
2017 N/A 4 0.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 269 1064 -2 0 6 5 10
2009 37 142 4 -4 -1 1 0
2010 268 1117 -7 4 12 5 15
2011 522 2134 -1 -5 11 9 14
2012 456 1861 -7 1 7 12 13
2013 488 2025 -13 -17 20 8 -1
2014 489 1998 -11 -11 12 12 2
2015 277 1046 -16 -8 4 4 -16
2016 274 1238 3 -13 17 7 14
2017 540 2247 -16 -14 20 13 3
2018 244 999 -7 -15 12 7 -3
2019 249 1048 -3 -6 13 7 11
2020 161 660 -5 -5 7 3 0
2021 66 269 -4 -5 2 2 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1074 48.5 71.5 79.1 24.1 53.1 41.5 33.8 46.6 27.3 7.2 84
2016 1301 45.5 64.4 73.6 15.8 46.3 42.7 24.9 37.6 31.9 6 89.3
2017 2266 48.8 66.7 79.3 18.8 61.1 42.2 25.2 42.3 24.9 7.2 83.2
2018 999 46.7 73.2 78.4 22.6 62.5 40.1 31.7 46.2 25.5 8.4 86.9
2019 999 46.3 66.1 79.7 22.8 61.5 42.3 27.7 42.8 25.5 6.5 81.5
2020 602 44.2 66.5 75.7 25.6 47.7 43.5 34.5 43.7 32.7 6.6 85
2021 272 48.7 69.5 73.6 21.7 56.7 39.4 23.2 44.9 30.3 5.9 75
7513 47.2 67.9 77.8 20.7 56.5 41.9 28.4 42.9 27.4 7 84.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 39
2016 33
2017 76 36 71 77 68 69 70 51 42 47 84 39 41 30
2018 33
2019 31
2020 30 21 11 11 56 6 12 18 20 22 84 14 23
2021 34
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23 7 7.1 0 3 9 2 28.6
2020 21.6 2 1.8 0 1 3 0 0
2021 24.6 2 1 1 0 0 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 8 11 8 11 5 4 8 9 6 10 7 3 9 5 9 4 8 4 7 3 6 4 8 7 11 10 3 8 6 10
2020 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2
2021 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.7 89 3.3 88.1 -0.9 87.4 -0.7 87.7 0.3 86.7 -1 85.3 -1.4
Launch Angle 16.1 13.3 -2.8 14.8 1.5 14.8 0 16.8 2 12.5 -4.3 14.3 1.8
Barrel % 3.3 9.1 5.8 8.8 -0.3 7 -1.8 6.5 -0.5 3.4 -3.1 7.5 4.1
Hard Hit % 28.3 41.3 13 34.3 -7 31.8 -2.5 33.5 1.7 32.2 -1.3 25.6 -6.6
Sweet Spot % 29.5 28.7 -0.8 37.2 8.5 38.2 1 38.1 -0.1 36.8 -1.3 25 -11.8
xBA .195 .219 0.024 .249 0.03 .225 -0.024 .27 0.045 .225 -0.045 .152 -0.073
BA .174 .242 0.068 .243 0.001 .208 -0.035 .295 0.087 .252 -0.043 .091 -0.161
xwOBA .267 .35 0.083 .351 0.001 .326 -0.025 .36 0.034 .308 -0.052 .258 -0.05
wOBA .255 .375 0.12 .343 -0.032 .299 -0.044 .372 0.073 .31 -0.062 .219 -0.091
xSLG .294 .407 0.113 .47 0.063 .402 -0.068 .438 0.036 .334 -0.104 .26 -0.074
SLG .291 .463 0.172 .473 0.01 .353 -0.12 .45 0.097 .331 -0.119 .218 -0.113
K% 23.6 22.9 -0.7 20.8 -2.1 21.5 0.7 18.9 -2.6 27.7 8.8 23.2 -4.5
BB% 10.6 20.1 9.5 12.1 -8 14.2 2.1 16 1.8 13.5 -2.5 17.4 3.9
Swing % 46.6 37.6 -9 42.3 4.7 46.2 3.9 42.8 -3.4 43.7 0.9 44.9 1.2
Whiff% 27.3 31.9 4.6 24.9 -7 25.5 0.6 25.5 0 32.7 7.2 30.3 -2.4
In Zone % 48.5 45.5 -3 48.8 3.3 46.7 -2.1 46.3 -0.4 44.2 -2.1 48.7 4.5
Out of Zone % 51.5 54.5 3 51.2 -3.3 53.3 2.1 53.7 0.4 55.8 2.1 51.3 -4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 24.1 15.8 -8.3 18.8 3 22.6 3.8 22.8 0.2 25.6 2.8 21.7 -3.9
First Pitch Swing % 33.8 24.9 -8.9 25.2 0.3 31.7 6.5 27.7 -4 34.5 6.8 23.2 -11.3
First Pitch Strike % 60.6 54.9 -5.7 54.4 -0.5 54.9 0.5 54.2 -0.7 57.4 3.2 55.1 -2.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 272 105 38.6 .364 .375
2017 L 540 250 46.3 .317 .373
2018 L 244 178 73.0 .250 .317
2019 L 238 166 69.7 .302 .402
2020 L 148 89 60.1 .236 .358
2021 L 66 45 68.2 .158 .207

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