Matt Shoemaker
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 37
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 0 1.57 5 5 0 28.2 24 0.87
2020 0 1 4.71 6 6 0 28.2 26 1.08
2021 3 8 8.06 16 11 0 60.1 40 1.66
9 Seasons 46 41 4.24 128 115 0 662.2 580 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 5 3-0 1.57 28.2 24 0.87
2020 6 0-1 4.71 28.2 26 1.08
2021 16 3-8 8.06 60.1 40 1.66
9 Seasons 128 46-41 4.24 662.2 580 1.23
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
2015 28 2089 414 25 6.0 4.4 87.7 111.2 14.5 33.8 .236 .410 .326 .304 .356 34.5 20.4 6.2 4.46 3.80
2016 29 2476 488 34 7.0 5.1 87.8 111.4 14.3 35.0 .262 .442 .310 .323 .394 35.0 21.4 4.5 3.88 4.43
2017 30 1264 224 21 9.4 6.4 89.2 113.9 15.4 36.2 .243 .469 .336 .339 .393 34.4 21.2 8.6 4.52 5.03
2018 31 499 86 8 9.3 6.2 91.8 110.6 11.8 33.7 .280 .477 .304 .355 .449 48.8 25.4 7.7 4.93 5.51
2019 32 418 74 8 10.8 7.4 89.2 110.4 12.9 27.0 .250 .489 .238 .342 .405 39.2 22.2 8.3 1.57 5.26
2020 33 446 80 8 10.0 7.0 87.7 108.0 7.2 35.0 .247 .491 .312 .341 .413 38.8 22.6 7.8 4.71 5.03
2021 34 1064 213 21 9.9 7.4 89.1 111.5 12.2 31.5 .286 .531 .380 .380 .408 40.4 14.1 9.5 8.05 6.47
Player 8256 1579 125 7.9 5.7 88.4 113.9 13.6 33.9 .255 .456 .323 .332 .390 36.7 20.5 6.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Shoemaker relies on 5 pitches.
Split Finger
(33.3%) ,
Slider
(24.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(24.4%) ,
Sinker
(16.5%) ,
Curveball
(1.2%) ,


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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
2015 41.5 24.2 26.3 8.0 38.2 36.0 25.8 4.8 29.5 30.2 22.0 5.8 6.0 4.4
2016 42.4 23.8 25.8 8.0 40.0 35.0 25.0 3.5 28.7 23.8 26.6 5.1 7.0 5.1
2017 39.7 29.0 25.0 6.3 42.0 32.6 25.0 4.0 29.5 29.5 19.6 8.0 9.4 6.4
2018 44.2 20.9 30.2 4.7 45.3 39.5 15.1 2.3 25.6 19.8 34.9 7.0 9.3 6.2
2019 51.4 17.6 20.3 10.8 56.8 20.3 23.0 0.0 36.5 20.3 27.0 5.4 10.8 7.4
2020 51.2 22.5 18.8 7.5 46.3 31.3 22.5 3.8 41.3 17.5 20.0 7.5 10.0 7.0
2021 45.5 27.7 20.7 6.1 45.1 38.0 16.9 4.7 34.3 22.1 21.6 7.0 9.9 7.4
Player 43.2 24.6 24.8 7.4 41.9 34.7 23.4 3.9 30.6 25.3 23.9 6.2 7.9 5.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 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
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 260 91.6 16.0 -0.6 -4 8.9 2.4 37
2021 Sinker MIN R 176 91.7 21.8 0.0 0 15.6 1.3 9
2021 Curveball MIN R 13 77.3 47.6 -9.1 -16 8.8 0.7 8
2021 Slider MIN R 261 82.2 38.9 -0.9 -2 4.0 -2.1 -34
2021 Splitter MIN R 354 85.2 33.1 -0.5 -2 11.3 0.4 4
2020 Slider TOR R 82 81.4 39.5 -1.5 -4 5.3 -1.1 -18
2020 Curveball TOR R 22 75.4 50.5 -9.3 -16 10.8 0.6 6
2020 Sinker TOR R 114 91.9 21.6 -0.2 -1 15.9 1.6 11
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 83 92.1 15.5 0.0 0 8.3 1.8 27
2020 Splitter TOR R 145 85.4 32.9 0.0 0 10.3 -0.5 -5
2019 Sinker TOR R 126 90.5 21.9 -1.1 -5 16.1 2.1 15
2019 Curveball TOR R 10 76.4 51.8 -7.0 -12 10.4 0.9 10
2019 Splitter TOR R 136 84.3 34.1 -0.2 -1 12.0 2.6 28
2019 Slider TOR R 74 81.7 38.9 -2.0 -5 1.9 -3.8 -66
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 72 90.3 17.0 0.0 0 9.2 3.2 52
2018 Slider LAA R 117 82.2 37.3 -3.2 -8 1.1 -4.3 -79
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 62 91.3 16.6 -0.1 0 8.2 1.9 30
2018 Splitter LAA R 139 85.1 33.3 -0.3 -1 11.2 1.3 13
2018 Sinker LAA R 173 91.2 22.4 0.1 0 15.6 1.5 11
2018 Curveball LAA R 8 78.1 47.9 -8.8 -15 10.3 2.0 25
2017 Slider LAA R 239 82.7 35.2 -2.5 -7 0.4 -5.4 -109
2017 Curveball LAA R 25 76.2 48.1 -8.7 -15 7.2 -1.9 -21
2017 Sinker LAA R 296 91.5 21.6 1.1 5 15.9 1.7 12
2017 4-Seamer LAA R 319 91.7 15.2 -0.4 -3 7.6 0.4 6
2017 Splitter LAA R 381 85.1 31.9 1.1 4 12.0 1.1 10
2016 Changeup LAA R 968 84.9 32.0 3.4 12 9.0 -3.4 -27
2016 Slider LAA R 178 82.8 34.7 -2.2 -6 3.8 -2.3 -37
2016 Curveball LAA R 28 75.4 49.3 -8.9 -15 13.0 2.5 23
2016 Sinker LAA R 708 91.7 21.1 1.5 8 13.1 -0.4 -3
2016 4-Seamer LAA R 505 92.2 15.5 -1.3 -9 4.8 -2.0 -30
2015 Curveball LAA R 150 75.7 -- -- 13.3 3.5 36
2015 Sinker LAA R 480 90.7 -- -- 12.1 -1.4 -10
2015 Slider LAA R 233 81.8 -- -- 4.4 -1.1 -21
2015 4-Seamer LAA R 652 90.9 -- -- 3.8 -2.6 -40
2015 Changeup LAA R 528 84.3 -- -- 7.1 -5.4 -43
! 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 Splitter -0.6 -2 354 33.3 110 .245 .392 .306 29.2 22.7 17.5 .245 .371 .291 31.6
2021 Slider -2.1 -5 261 24.5 76 .238 .492 .337 23.6 11.8 12.7 .238 .513 .357 39.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 260 24.4 42 .361 .694 .516 18.6 7.1 6.5 .361 .808 .516 51.5
2021 Sinker -4.2 -7 176 16.5 53 .419 .651 .507 8.4 5.7 8.1 .375 .620 .477 47.5
2021 Curveball -24.6 -3 13 1.2 2 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .713 2.508 1.302 100.0
2020 Splitter 0.2 0 145 32.5 53 .143 .388 .289 34.4 28.3 21.7 .223 .441 .312 41.2
2020 Sinker -3.8 -4 114 25.6 31 .370 .815 .545 12.5 12.9 13.8 .335 .748 .475 41.7
2020 4-Seamer 2.7 2 83 18.6 15 .133 .133 .120 29.3 26.7 23.5 .194 .342 .224 45.5
2020 Slider -2.4 -2 82 18.4 15 .231 .462 .347 31.3 20.0 16.7 .235 .352 .316 20.0
2020 Curveball 2.2 0 22 4.9 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 -- .013 .023 .017 0.0
2019 Splitter 2.2 3 136 32.5 45 .163 .302 .220 43.2 40.0 24.7 .159 .335 .224 20.0
2019 Sinker 2.0 2 126 30.1 26 .125 .208 .219 7.7 7.7 5.9 .349 .701 .457 45.5
2019 Slider 2.5 2 74 17.7 18 .188 .250 .297 25.7 5.6 7.7 .352 .627 .440 40.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.8 1 72 17.2 19 .200 .533 .384 25.8 15.8 18.8 .239 .442 .372 66.7
2019 Curveball -1.4 0 10 2.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker -2.6 -4 173 34.7 45 .317 .488 .378 5.6 11.1 13.5 .381 .591 .442 61.1
2018 Splitter 3.3 5 139 27.9 48 .140 .163 .211 48.1 50.0 35.8 .157 .203 .214 42.1
2018 Slider -2.7 -3 117 23.4 25 .375 .750 .465 36.2 16.0 20.0 .298 .782 .460 45.0
2018 4-Seamer 2.1 1 62 12.4 10 .111 .111 .160 13.6 0.0 0.0 .412 .570 .454 33.3
2018 Curveball 5.4 0 8 1.6 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .081 .086 .074 0.0
2017 Splitter -0.6 -2 381 30.1 123 .226 .435 .301 32.5 31.7 20.3 .219 .395 .292 28.6
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 3 319 25.2 79 .239 .463 .356 20.0 16.5 20.0 .254 .535 .383 40.7
2017 Sinker -0.3 -1 296 23.4 78 .309 .471 .379 9.8 11.5 13.2 .279 .478 .363 36.7
2017 Slider -1.6 -4 239 18.9 42 .243 .568 .402 34.3 14.3 13.3 .238 .548 .367 32.3
2017 Curveball -3.5 -1 25 2.0 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 33.3 25.0 .215 .776 .395 50.0
! 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
2021 4-Seam Fastball 257 91.6 93 18.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Splitter 333 85.2 84 12.6 1:45 2:30 -45
2021 Knuckle Curve 13 77.3 44 11.8 7:45 8:15 -30
2021 Sinker 170 91.7 92 19.0 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 257 82.2 18 5.0 9:00 9:15 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 82 92.1 90 18.4 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Splitter 140 85.4 78 11.4 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Knuckle Curve 19 75.3 63 12.8 7:45 8:15 -30
2020 Sinker 107 92.0 88 19.4 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Slider 77 81.4 23 6.0 8:45 9:15 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 564 2,176 13 18 -9 -6 16
2015 567 2,078 7 2 -9 -5 -4
2016 667 2,468 -1 27 -10 -9 7
2017 325 1,260 -2 10 -8 -5 -5
2018 130 499 -1 5 -3 -2 -1
2019 108 418 8 3 -2 -1 8
2020 126 481 -1 3 -2 -2 -2
2021 283 1,064 -6 -5 -5 -4 -20
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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 2,089 47.3 65.9 85.1 29.2 62.3 41.9 60.6 46.5 21.2 7.0 70.7
2016 2,476 49.9 70.9 79.3 32.7 57.1 43.1 68.6 51.8 26.8 7.7 70.2
2017 1,264 46.3 70.7 82.6 30.6 58.0 42.6 64.7 49.3 25.2 7.4 80.6
2018 499 50.3 66.9 82.1 26.6 42.4 42.5 68.5 46.9 28.6 7.8 71.8
2019 418 45.0 68.6 82.2 33.9 53.8 44.5 68.5 49.5 28.5 4.5 63.2
2020 446 50.9 70.9 77.0 25.6 51.8 42.8 67.8 48.7 28.1 5.8 76.9
2021 1,064 47.3 70.2 85.6 30.8 60.7 44.5 64.3 49.4 22.2 7.0 81.3
Player 8,256 48.2 69.2 82.2 30.6 57.8 42.9 65.3 49.2 24.9 7.1 73.6
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
2015 53 58 32 15 74 19 26 62 36 50 71 37 47 23 31 7 61
2016 34 30 25 23 64 12 26 69 47 55 94 78 85 34 25 48
2017 22 53 15 5 48 31 4 8 39 45 44 55 78 29 44 61
2018 26 24 38
2019 13 19 45
2020 27 42 14 8 60 33 16 61 39 46 60 60 28 29 36 55
2021 1 6 2 2 8 40 15 41 34 3 33 20 78 21 39 27
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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 22.8 18 20.5 -3 14 16 8 44.4
2017 22.4 15 15.5 -1 5 10 8 53.3
2018 23.2 3 3.4 0 4 1 2 66.7
2019 22.3 3 3.6 -1 4 1 3 100.0
2020 22.8 8 7.4 1 4 7 2 25.0
2021 24.6 15 18.3 -3 3 13 8 53.3
Player 23.2 62 68.7 -7 34 48 31 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 18 24 17 19 21 17 21 21 16 17 19 26 22 18 19 22 14 18 21 21 22 16 27 27 21 19 20 28 25 20 17
2017 15 13 14 18 17 17 17 16 14 11 14 17 14 12 16 18 14 15 15 15 15 16 21 18 15 14 16 19 18 16 11
2018 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 5 4 3 3 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 4 4 3 4
2019 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 5 3 3
2020 8 7 7 7 7 8 9 7 6 5 6 9 6 8 8 7 9 6 6 10 9 10 10 8 4 6 8 8 7 8 5
2021 15 20 17 20 19 18 22 18 11 14 13 20 20 18 18 20 19 17 18 19 19 21 22 21 19 17 19 19 19 17 15
Player 62 73 60 72 71 66 76 68 53 52 58 82 70 62 67 74 63 62 66 73 72 72 90 82 65 62 68 81 78 67 55
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.8 91.9 1.1 91.6 -0.3 91.2 -0.4 90.4 -0.8 92.0 1.6 91.6 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.3 84.9 0.6 85.1 0.2 85.1 0.0 84.3 -0.8 85.4 1.1 85.2 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 79.3 81.8 2.5 82.1 0.3 81.9 -0.2 81.1 -0.8 80.2 -0.9 82.0 1.8
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.8 0.1 89.2 1.4 91.8 2.6 89.2 -2.6 87.7 -1.5 89.1 1.4
Launch Angle 14.5 14.3 -0.2 15.4 1.1 11.8 -3.6 12.9 1.1 7.2 -5.7 12.2 5.0
Barrel % 6.0 7.0 1.0 9.4 2.4 9.3 -0.1 10.8 1.5 10.0 -0.8 9.9 -0.1
Hard Hit % 34.5 35.0 0.5 34.4 -0.6 48.8 14.4 39.2 -9.6 38.8 -0.4 40.4 1.6
Sweet Spot % 33.8 35.0 1.2 36.2 1.2 33.7 -2.5 27.0 -6.7 35.0 8.0 31.5 -3.5
xBA .236 .262 0.026 .243 -0.019 .280 0.037 .250 -0.030 .247 -0.003 .286 0.039
BA .259 .266 0.007 .251 -0.015 .244 -0.007 .163 -0.081 .210 0.047 .297 0.087
xwOBA .304 .323 0.019 .339 0.016 .355 0.016 .342 -0.013 .341 -0.001 .380 0.039
wOBA .326 .310 -0.016 .336 0.026 .304 -0.032 .238 -0.066 .312 0.074 .380 0.068
xSLG .410 .442 0.032 .469 0.027 .477 0.008 .489 0.012 .491 0.002 .531 0.040
SLG .450 .418 -0.032 .464 0.046 .387 -0.077 .306 -0.081 .467 0.161 .537 0.070
K% 20.4 21.4 1.0 21.2 -0.2 25.4 4.2 22.2 -3.2 22.6 0.4 14.1 -8.5
BB% 6.2 4.5 -1.7 8.6 4.1 7.7 -0.9 8.3 0.6 7.8 -0.5 9.5 1.7
Swing % 46.5 51.8 5.3 49.3 -2.5 46.9 -2.4 49.5 2.6 48.7 -0.8 49.4 0.7
Whiff% 21.2 26.8 5.6 25.2 -1.6 28.6 3.4 28.5 -0.1 28.1 -0.4 22.2 -5.9
In Zone % 47.3 49.9 2.6 46.3 -3.6 50.3 4.0 45.0 -5.3 50.9 5.9 47.3 -3.6
Out of Zone % 52.7 50.1 -2.6 53.7 3.6 49.7 -4.0 55.0 5.3 49.1 -5.9 52.7 3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 29.2 32.7 3.5 30.6 -2.1 26.6 -4.0 33.9 7.3 25.6 -8.3 30.8 5.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.2 37.3 7.1 31.6 -5.7 32.3 0.7 33.3 1.0 35.7 2.4 31.1 -4.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.6 68.6 8.0 64.7 -3.9 68.5 3.8 68.5 0.0 67.8 -0.7 64.3 -3.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 627 .310 285 29 10.2 342 137 40.1
2017 Shifts 322 .340 179 4 2.2 143 57 39.9
2018 Shifts 130 .304 70 0 0.0 60 8 13.3
2019 Shifts 108 .238 65 5 7.7 43 25 58.1
2020 Shifts 115 .312 47 9 19.1 68 47 69.1
2021 Shifts 283 .380 144 23 16.0 139 105 75.5
! 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