Matt Joyce
RF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 2" 194LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2005 | Rd: 12, #360, Detroit Tigers | Florida Southern
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 238 200 32 59 7 0 .295 .408 .450 .858
2020 148 127 16 32 2 1 .252 .351 .331 .682
2021 69 55 6 5 2 0 .091 .261 .218 .479
14 Seasons 4,355 3,718 537 898 149 35 .242 .342 .425 .767
AVG HR SB OPS
2019 .295 7 0 .858
2020 .252 2 1 .682
2021 .091 2 0 .479
14 Seasons .242 149 35 .767
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2015 30 1074 183 6 3.3 2.1 85.7 107.7 16.1 29.5 .198 .297 .255 .270 .294 27.9 23.6 10.6
2016 31 1301 164 15 9.1 5.1 89.0 108.4 13.3 28.7 .230 .430 .375 .364 .399 39.0 22.9 20.1
2017 32 2266 363 32 8.8 5.9 88.2 109.7 15.1 38.3 .254 .480 .343 .356 .404 34.4 20.8 12.1
2018 33 999 157 11 7.0 4.5 87.4 107.9 14.8 38.2 .225 .402 .299 .326 .357 31.8 21.5 14.2
2019 34 999 155 10 6.5 4.2 87.7 106.7 16.8 38.1 .270 .438 .372 .360 .384 33.5 18.9 16.0
2020 35 602 87 3 3.4 2.0 86.7 106.2 12.5 36.8 .227 .337 .310 .310 .368 32.2 27.7 13.5
2021 36 272 40 4 10.0 5.8 85.7 105.7 14.8 25.0 .162 .299 .219 .275 .270 27.5 23.2 17.4
Player 7513 1149 81 7.0 4.4 87.5 109.7 15.0 34.9 .234 .409 .325 .334 .369 33.2 22.1 14.3
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.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 42.1 21.9 25.7 10.4 39.3 41.0 18.6 4.9 32.2 32.8 22.4 2.2 3.3 2.1
2016 48.2 26.2 18.9 6.7 45.1 31.1 22.6 2.4 34.1 22.6 22.0 3.7 9.1 5.1
2017 38.3 29.5 26.2 6.1 39.1 36.9 24.0 2.8 28.9 27.0 23.7 8.3 8.8 5.9
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 7.0 4.5
2019 34.8 25.2 31.6 8.4 42.6 30.3 27.1 2.6 25.8 29.0 29.7 6.5 6.5 4.2
2020 41.4 27.6 26.4 4.6 41.4 36.8 21.8 5.7 24.1 26.4 31.0 8.0 3.4 2.0
2021 50.0 30.0 12.5 7.5 55.0 27.5 17.5 5.0 40.0 27.5 12.5 5.0 10.0 5.8
Player 40.3 26.5 25.9 7.3 41.7 35.3 22.6 3.4 29.9 27.4 24.3 6.4 7.0 4.4
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.

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 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -1 70 25.7 18 .133 .333 .278 16.1 11.1 10.5 .188 .376 .314 23.1
2021 Sinker -5.5 -3 54 19.9 13 .000 .000 .108 25.0 15.4 22.2 .107 .214 .228 22.2
2021 Changeup 0.2 0 46 16.9 11 .111 .111 .209 52.0 36.4 26.7 .104 .120 .204 20.0
2021 Slider -7.5 -3 37 13.6 11 .000 .000 .127 46.7 45.5 38.5 .181 .324 .299 25.0
2021 Curveball -1.6 0 26 9.6 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .069 .079 .064 0.0
2021 Cutter -3.2 -1 21 7.7 7 .167 .333 .279 20.0 28.6 50.0 .293 .453 .374 75.0
2021 Split-Finger -3.1 0 11 4.0 2 .000 .000 .350 60.0 50.0 100.0 -- -- .350 --
2021 Slurve -6.7 0 4 1.5 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 -- .051 .057 .056 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 1 162 26.9 40 .313 .469 .433 17.7 15.0 15.4 .249 .422 .366 34.6
2020 Changeup -0.3 0 128 21.3 26 .200 .200 .208 47.1 38.5 24.4 .208 .267 .228 6.7
2020 Curveball -1.1 -1 97 16.1 20 .211 .211 .260 37.8 35.0 28.0 .217 .310 .248 58.3
2020 Slider 3.8 3 78 13.0 22 .278 .500 .407 42.9 27.3 21.4 .183 .379 .344 38.5
2020 Sinker 3.0 2 67 11.1 17 .429 .500 .462 20.0 35.3 66.7 .271 .328 .339 37.5
2020 Cutter -1.9 -1 33 5.5 9 .125 .125 .178 18.2 11.1 12.5 .267 .331 .311 14.3
2020 Split-Finger -5.8 -2 33 5.5 13 .000 .000 .231 60.0 38.5 55.6 .139 .158 .262 40.0
2020 Sweeper -8.1 0 3 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Slurve 60.7 1 1 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .840 .968 .783 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 2.9 8 291 29.1 81 .384 .658 .469 17.1 11.1 11.8 .332 .625 .426 50.0
2019 Slider -2.0 -3 170 17.0 34 .074 .111 .207 41.0 41.2 21.5 .068 .082 .196 0.0
2019 Sinker 2.6 4 169 16.9 38 .333 .481 .478 12.9 2.6 3.2 .301 .490 .438 26.9
2019 Changeup 0.9 1 128 12.8 29 .292 .292 .338 36.7 20.7 20.0 .276 .319 .334 5.6
2019 Curveball 0.5 1 122 12.2 20 .333 .333 .340 36.1 25.0 19.2 .278 .325 .305 23.1
2019 Cutter -0.2 0 68 6.8 21 .235 .588 .410 25.7 19.0 19.0 .239 .416 .356 46.2
2019 Split-Finger 3.7 1 34 3.4 10 .300 .300 .270 38.9 30.0 27.3 .403 .593 .423 42.9
2019 Slurve -3.4 0 7 0.7 4 .000 .000 .175 50.0 50.0 50.0 .038 .039 .201 0.0
2019 Sweeper -2.8 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 2 314 31.4 86 .318 .530 .425 12.4 9.3 10.3 .312 .525 .427 36.7
2018 Sinker 0.9 1 167 16.7 43 .237 .447 .358 15.4 14.0 14.6 .260 .540 .378 43.8
2018 Curveball -1.9 -3 159 15.9 29 .037 .037 .079 34.0 37.9 20.8 .092 .160 .147 31.3
2018 Changeup -0.8 -1 143 14.3 32 .179 .393 .284 32.8 28.1 22.0 .227 .455 .328 15.0
2018 Slider -1.2 -1 118 11.8 30 .160 .200 .248 49.1 43.3 24.5 .163 .290 .278 50.0
2018 Split-Finger -4.1 -2 48 4.8 14 .071 .143 .089 51.9 28.6 19.0 .064 .076 .062 0.0
2018 Cutter 0.6 0 46 4.6 9 .125 .125 .178 27.3 22.2 13.3 .182 .206 .227 0.0
2018 Sweeper 2.3 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 10 675 29.8 177 .293 .671 .448 16.9 13.6 13.3 .305 .670 .458 46.7
2017 Sinker -1.9 -9 475 21.0 125 .264 .391 .316 11.3 13.6 16.8 .285 .482 .362 32.3
2017 Curveball -0.8 -3 319 14.1 58 .164 .255 .207 35.6 34.5 20.0 .153 .249 .196 20.0
2017 Changeup 1.5 4 284 12.5 68 .258 .532 .369 39.0 23.5 20.0 .260 .476 .341 23.9
2017 Slider -0.2 0 283 12.5 56 .146 .292 .262 41.2 37.5 19.4 .148 .260 .248 37.0
2017 Cutter 0.1 0 96 4.2 27 .304 .522 .404 29.8 14.8 17.4 .334 .562 .425 47.4
2017 Split-Finger 2.1 2 73 3.2 21 .200 .550 .326 40.5 28.6 22.2 .224 .399 .281 7.1
2017 Sweeper -7.9 -2 24 1.1 6 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 33.3 .014 .018 .013 0.0
2017 Knuckleball 0.8 0 19 0.8 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 50.0 14.3 -- -- .350 --
2017 Slurve 1.5 0 4 0.2 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 50.0 33.3 .486 .518 .445 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 269 1,064 -2 0 6 5 9
2009 37 142 4 -4 -1 1 0
2010 268 1,117 -7 4 12 5 14
2011 522 2,134 1 -7 11 9 14
2012 456 1,861 -7 1 7 12 13
2013 488 2,025 -13 -18 20 8 -2
2014 489 1,998 -10 -11 12 12 4
2015 283 1,072 -15 -9 4 4 -16
2016 289 1,284 0 -10 17 7 14
2017 544 2,257 -16 -15 20 13 2
2018 244 999 -7 -16 12 7 -3
2019 249 1,048 -3 -6 13 7 10
2020 161 660 -5 -4 7 3 1
2021 67 272 -3 -5 2 2 -5
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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 1,074 48.0 71.7 79.1 23.6 52.3 41.7 33.8 46.6 27.3 7.2 84.4
2016 1,301 45.7 63.8 74.4 15.6 45.5 42.9 24.9 37.6 31.9 6.1 87.3
2017 2,266 48.8 66.7 79.3 19.0 60.9 42.3 25.2 42.3 24.9 7.1 83.2
2018 999 46.6 73.4 78.4 22.5 62.5 40.1 32.0 46.2 25.5 8.1 87.7
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 43.4 34.5 43.7 32.7 6.6 85.0
2021 272 48.9 69.2 73.9 21.6 56.7 39.3 23.9 44.9 30.3 6.6 72.2
Player 7,513 47.2 67.8 78.0 20.7 56.2 42.0 28.4 42.9 27.4 6.9 84.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 58 39
2016 63 33
2017 78 40 75 79 70 69 70 51 73 42 47 84 39 95 40 57
2018 58 34
2019 47 31
2020 32 22 10 11 57 6 12 17 34 20 22 84 14 58 21 18
2021 39 35
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.2 13 10.8 2 4 7 5 38.5
2017 22.5 25 26.4 -1 7 26 8 32.0
2018 23.3 7 8.0 -1 6 7 3 42.9
2019 23.0 7 8.2 -1 7 7 2 28.6
2020 21.6 2 1.5 1 0 3 0 0.0
2021 24.4 2 2.1 0 1 0 2 100.0
Player 23.1 56 57.1 -1 25 50 20 35.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 13 13 9 12 13 10 10 12 10 9 11 12 13 8 10 11 8 10 9 12 8 10 14 11 14 10 12 14 13 10 7
2017 25 26 21 29 27 24 32 27 18 20 25 32 27 25 24 28 23 22 29 26 30 27 33 35 28 23 23 34 32 25 17
2018 7 10 6 8 10 6 10 7 9 6 7 11 10 7 8 9 6 7 7 10 6 7 12 9 6 6 7 10 9 9 5
2019 7 10 5 10 9 10 10 9 7 3 5 11 10 9 7 8 8 6 9 9 10 8 11 12 7 6 8 9 9 7 5
2020 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 1 1 0 2 2 3 1 0
2021 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 56 63 45 63 62 55 65 61 47 40 50 69 66 51 53 61 48 49 57 61 58 55 76 70 58 47 54 71 68 54 36
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.7 89.0 3.3 88.2 -0.8 87.4 -0.8 87.7 0.3 86.7 -1.0 85.7 -1.0
Launch Angle 16.1 13.3 -2.8 15.1 1.8 14.8 -0.3 16.8 2.0 12.5 -4.3 14.8 2.3
Barrel % 3.3 9.1 5.8 8.8 -0.3 7.0 -1.8 6.5 -0.5 3.4 -3.1 10.0 6.6
Hard Hit % 27.9 39.0 11.1 34.4 -4.6 31.8 -2.6 33.5 1.7 32.2 -1.3 27.5 -4.7
Sweet Spot % 29.5 28.7 -0.8 38.3 9.6 38.2 -0.1 38.1 -0.1 36.8 -1.3 25.0 -11.8
xBA .198 .230 0.032 .254 0.024 .225 -0.029 .270 0.045 .227 -0.043 .162 -0.065
BA .174 .242 0.068 .243 0.001 .208 -0.035 .295 0.087 .252 -0.043 .091 -0.161
xwOBA .270 .364 0.094 .356 -0.008 .326 -0.030 .360 0.034 .310 -0.050 .275 -0.035
wOBA .255 .375 0.120 .343 -0.032 .299 -0.044 .372 0.073 .310 -0.062 .219 -0.091
xSLG .297 .430 0.133 .480 0.050 .402 -0.078 .438 0.036 .337 -0.101 .299 -0.038
SLG .291 .463 0.172 .473 0.010 .353 -0.120 .450 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 -8.0 14.2 2.1 16.0 1.8 13.5 -2.5 17.4 3.9
Swing % 46.6 37.6 -9.0 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 -7.0 25.5 0.6 25.5 0.0 32.7 7.2 30.3 -2.4
In Zone % 48.0 45.7 -2.3 48.8 3.1 46.6 -2.2 46.3 -0.3 44.2 -2.1 48.9 4.7
Out of Zone % 52.0 54.3 2.3 51.2 -3.1 53.4 2.2 53.7 0.3 55.8 2.1 51.1 -4.7
Out of Zone Swing % 23.6 15.6 -8.0 19.0 3.4 22.5 3.5 22.8 0.3 25.6 2.8 21.6 -4.0
First Pitch Swing % 33.8 24.9 -8.9 25.2 0.3 32.0 6.8 27.7 -4.3 34.5 6.8 23.9 -10.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.6 54.9 -5.7 54.4 -0.5 55.3 0.9 54.2 -1.1 57.4 3.2 56.7 -0.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 272 134 49.3 .341 .396
2017 Shifts L 544 306 56.3 .336 .348
2018 Shifts L 244 197 80.7 .233 .315
2019 Shifts L 238 184 77.3 .315 .388
2020 Shifts L 148 93 62.8 .228 .358
2021 Shifts L 67 49 73.1 .184 .231
! 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