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Matt Strahm
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 21, #643, Kansas City Royals | Neosho CC
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 8.10 6 1 0 6.2 4 2.40
6 Seasons 13 24 3.81 157 25 0 260.0 273 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 0-1 8.10 6.2 4 2.40
6 Seasons 157 13-24 3.81 260.0 273 1.20

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 25 433 46 1 2.2 85.8 109.3 10.8 37 .182 .255 .227 .250 .307 32.6 34.1 12.5 1.23 2.68
2017 26 647 92 6 6.5 86.3 112.5 15.7 30.4 .207 .365 .338 .310 .339 30.4 24 14.3 5.45 4.21
2018 27 998 152 14 9.2 86.4 108.2 17 34.2 .203 .369 .250 .284 .352 29.6 28.2 8.6 2.05 3.42
2019 28 1789 340 33 9.7 89 112.6 15.9 35.6 .255 .475 .326 .322 .408 40 24.2 4.5 4.71 4.70
2020 29 308 59 3 5.1 86.3 115.8 13.8 33.9 .240 .430 .275 .330 .356 33.9 18.1 4.8 2.61 4.70
2021 30 136 31 1 3.2 87.5 108.7 8.9 41.9 .321 .411 .441 .320 .363 35.5 11.1 2.8 8.10 4.44
4311 720 58 8.1 87.6 115.8 15.3 34.9 .233 .415 .302 .307 .374 35.4 25 7.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Strahm relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.3%) ,
Slider
(22.1%) ,
Curveball
(13.2%) ,
Sinker
(10.3%) ,
Changeup
(8.1%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 63 52 11 46.3 93.1 17 16 8 5 3 0 0 3 14 .500 .296 .688 .421 .508 .313 83.1 1 2282 6.2 21.1 12.5
2021 Slider 30 14 16 22.1 88.1 8 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 7 .250 .212 .375 .244 .265 .197 86.2 14 2508 6.1 15.4 14.3
2021 Curveball 18 13 5 13.2 83.0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .366 .333 .434 .293 .347 88.9 -3 2643 6.0 18.2 0.0
2021 Sinker 14 1 13 10.3 93.3 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 .400 .370 .400 .449 .352 .360 79.1 5 2286 6.2 20.0 0.0
2021 Changeup 11 11 0 8.1 86.4 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.000 .770 1.500 .875 1.061 .729 92.9 11 2118 6.1 28.6 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 90 54 36 29.2 92.9 26 23 6 5 0 0 1 4 19 .261 .246 .391 .453 .328 .341 87.3 14 2350 6.0 15.0 17.4
2020 Sinker 82 15 67 26.6 92.9 25 25 2 1 0 0 1 7 18 .080 .188 .200 .339 .114 .225 82.0 4 2309 6.0 27.9 29.2
2020 Curveball 68 25 43 22.1 81.5 17 16 4 2 2 0 0 1 15 .250 .291 .375 .505 .292 .360 86.4 20 2553 5.7 24.3 4.8
2020 Slider 36 25 11 11.7 86.4 10 7 2 1 0 0 1 2 5 .286 .292 .714 .569 .505 .469 93.2 18 2444 5.8 13.3 11.1
2020 Changeup 32 29 3 10.4 85.8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .244 .000 .302 .280 .422 96.2 46 2140 6.0 27.3 12.5
! 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 %
2016 50 15.2 26.1 8.7 30.4 34.8 34.8 10.9 34.8 19.6 26.1 4.3 2.2
2017 42.4 29.3 19.6 8.7 34.8 34.8 30.4 9.8 28.3 26.1 21.7 7.6 6.5
2018 36.8 25 25.7 12.5 31.6 37.5 30.9 2.6 29.6 34.2 19.1 3.9 9.2
2019 37.6 28.2 25.3 8.8 40.3 33.8 25.9 2.4 27.1 27.4 25 6.8 9.7
2020 44.1 22 25.4 8.5 40.7 30.5 28.8 3.4 42.4 20.3 18.6 10.2 5.1
2021 51.6 16.1 32.3 0 41.9 32.3 25.8 9.7 38.7 19.4 22.6 6.5 3.2
40 25.8 25 9.2 37.2 34.4 28.3 4.3 30 27.2 22.8 6.4 8.1
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

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 Curveball SD L 18 83 39.1 -8.9 -18 4 -5.3 -57
2021 Slider SD L 30 88.1 29.7 -2.9 -9 1.5 -3 -66
2021 4-Seamer SD L 63 93.1 18.3 -2 -12 12.8 4.3 51
2021 Changeup SD L 11 86.4 31.2 -0.4 -1 14.1 -0.8 -5
2021 Sinker SD L 14 93.3 21 -2 -9 17.7 2.8 18
2020 Curveball SD L 66 81.5 41.4 -6.6 -14 6.6 -2.6 -28
2020 4-Seamer SD L 89 92.9 19.8 -3.2 -19 14.5 5.6 62
2020 Slider SD L 36 86.4 28.8 -6 -17 2.8 -2 -42
2020 Changeup SD L 32 85.8 33.3 0.9 3 18 3.6 25
2020 Sinker SD L 82 92.9 22.7 -0.9 -4 18.2 2.8 18
2019 Sinker SD L 17 92.6 26.2 1.7 7 18.9 3.1 19
2019 Curveball SD L 313 80.2 44.7 -7.3 -14 7.7 -2.2 -22
2019 Changeup SD L 249 84.3 35.5 1.1 3 17.7 2.7 18
2019 4-Seamer SD L 672 91.4 20.4 -2 -11 14.1 5.4 62
2019 Slider SD L 538 86 30.6 -5.4 -15 2.9 -2.7 -48
2018 4-Seamer SD L 579 93.4 17.8 -1.1 -6 13.1 4.5 53
2018 Curveball SD L 121 77.9 53 -3.6 -6 14 4.7 50
2018 Changeup SD L 143 86 33.6 1 3 17.7 3.2 23
2018 Slider SD L 155 87 33.5 -1.4 -4 6.2 1.6 35
2017 Curveball KC L 43 77.3 53.9 -1.5 -3 18.1 8.9 98
2017 Changeup KC L 58 84.8 32.3 0.3 1 12.2 -2.2 -15
2017 4-Seamer KC L 435 93.7 18.5 -2.6 -17 11.2 1.8 19
2017 Slider KC L 110 83.4 39.4 0.9 2 10.8 5.2 94
2016 Slider KC L 10 86.5 33.3 0.7 2 3.7 1.7 83
2016 Changeup KC L 36 84.9 30.4 -1.3 -4 17.7 3.3 23
2016 Curveball KC L 48 77.1 58 2.8 5 14.3 6.1 73
2016 4-Seamer KC L 332 94.5 17.5 -2.6 -18 15.2 5.5 56
! 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 Changeup 13.3 1 11 8.1 2 1 1.5 1.075 28.6 0 0 .77 .875 .729 50
2021 Curveball 0 0 18 13.2 3 .333 .333 .3 18.2 0 0 .366 .434 .347 33.3
2021 Sinker -0.4 0 14 10.3 5 .4 .4 .36 20 0 0 .37 .449 .36 40
2021 Slider 0.2 0 30 22.1 8 .25 .375 .269 15.4 12.5 14.3 .212 .244 .197 28.6
2021 4-Seamer 3.3 2 63 46.3 17 .5 .688 .516 21.1 17.6 12.5 .295 .42 .313 35.7
2020 Changeup -1.4 0 32 10.4 5 0 0 .28 27.3 20 12.5 .244 .302 .422 50
2020 Slider 6.3 2 36 11.7 10 .286 .714 .5 13.3 20 11.1 .292 .569 .46 60
2020 Curveball -0.4 0 68 22.1 17 .25 .375 .294 24.3 5.9 4.8 .291 .505 .359 40
2020 Sinker -5.5 -4 82 26.6 25 .08 .2 .116 27.9 28 29.2 .188 .339 .225 27.8
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 90 29.2 26 .261 .391 .331 15 15.4 17.4 .246 .453 .34 26.3
2019 Sinker -5 -1 17 1 4 0 0 0 20 50 16.7 .063 .201 .102 50
2019 Changeup 0.5 1 249 13.9 80 .315 .534 .396 18.2 15 21.8 .216 .386 .28 30.2
2019 Curveball -3.7 -12 313 17.5 85 .169 .265 .198 24.4 28.2 23.3 .204 .312 .23 37.3
2019 Slider 0.3 1 538 30.1 147 .279 .429 .33 27.3 29.9 20.7 .253 .404 .296 36.5
2019 4-Seamer 1.6 11 672 37.6 167 .294 .621 .408 20.7 21.6 20.3 .307 .678 .42 49.2
2018 Curveball 0.7 1 121 12.1 25 .208 .458 .33 7.5 8 9.5 .186 .332 .237 18.2
2018 Slider -0.3 0 155 15.5 40 .111 .111 .183 55.7 40 21.9 .134 .209 .204 10
2018 Changeup -4 -6 143 14.3 47 .156 .244 .195 20 19.1 18.4 .22 .394 .281 30.6
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -6 579 58 132 .202 .36 .305 25.8 31.8 22.1 .222 .417 .325 37.8
2017 Curveball 1.4 1 43 6.6 13 .308 .385 .304 31.8 30.8 30.8 .229 .268 .21 22.2
2017 Changeup 3.4 2 58 9 17 .294 .588 .371 12.5 0 0 .259 .484 .313 41.2
2017 Slider 0.9 1 110 17 31 .276 .414 .324 20.4 29 19.6 .238 .345 .276 10
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 1 435 67.2 91 .191 .382 .35 28.2 26.4 19.4 .176 .363 .336 37
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 28 85.8 94 18.9 10:00 9:15 45
2020 Curveball 46 81.3 38 8.3 3:00 3:30 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 69 93 97 18.8 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Sinker 64 93 97 20.8 10:15 9:45 30
2020 Slider 32 86.4 33 8.5 12:15 12:30 -15
2021 Changeup 11 86.4 95 15.3 10:00 9:30 30
2021 Curveball 18 83 35 4.5 3:00 3:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 63 93.1 97 18.3 10:15 10:30 -15
2021 Sinker 14 93.3 99 20.9 10:15 10:00 15
2021 Slider 30 88.1 36 4.8 11:45 12:30 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 87 429 -5 -9 3 2 -9
2017 152 646 1 -7 7 3 4
2018 244 998 -11 -8 5 3 -12
2019 483 1789 -10 -3 9 5 1
2020 98 370 -1 -3 2 3 1
2021 35 136 1 1 1 0 4
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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 %
2016 433 45.5 65.5 71.3 25.4 56.7 40.9 53.4 43.6 31.7 8.3 69.4
2017 647 55.4 63.4 77.5 20.1 60.3 42 59.1 44 25.3 8.5 80
2018 998 54.5 66.5 79 26.2 48.7 45 66.5 48.2 27.7 7.1 81.7
2019 1789 56.3 67.4 81 29.3 62.4 42.9 67.6 50.8 23.1 9.2 80.6
2020 308 53.2 66.5 82.6 25.7 62.2 41.9 62.7 47.4 21.9 8.8 88.9
2021 136 57.4 74.4 81 36.2 66.7 43.4 61.1 58.1 20.3 12.5 82.4
4311 54.5 66.6 79.3 26.7 58.6 43 64.4 48.4 25 8.6 80.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 77 79 97
2017 64 73 91
2018 73 85 59 32 81 56 8 91 89 82 44 69 73 62 86 89
2019 36 31 15 8 63 16 10 39 21 59 96 32 36 29 61 61
2020 35 48 36 28 43 74 75 85 67 17 92 17 35 50 60 57
2021
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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 23.3 22 22.1 0 7 12 13 59.1
2020 23.1 3 3.5 -1 3 3 1 33.3
2021 0 0.6 -1 1 1 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 22 25 21 23 26 21 22 25 22 23 24 24 17 18 23 24 16 24 21 23 17 21 20 23 24 23 23 22 23 21 24
2020 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 4
2021 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.5 93.7 -0.8 93.4 -0.3 91.5 -1.9 92.9 1.4 93.1 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 84.8 -0.1 86 1.2 84.3 -1.7 85.8 1.5 86.4 0.6
Breaking Velocity 78.7 81.7 3 83 1.3 83.8 0.8 83.2 -0.6 86.2 3
Exit Velocity 85.8 86.3 0.5 86.4 0.1 89 2.6 86.3 -2.7 87.5 1.2
Launch Angle 10.8 15.7 4.9 17 1.3 15.9 -1.1 13.8 -2.1 8.9 -4.9
Barrel % 2.2 6.5 4.3 9.2 2.7 9.7 0.5 5.1 -4.6 3.2 -1.9
Hard Hit % 32.6 30.4 -2.2 29.6 -0.8 40 10.4 33.9 -6.1 35.5 1.6
Sweet Spot % 37 30.4 -6.6 34.2 3.8 35.6 1.4 33.9 -1.7 41.9 8
xBA .182 .207 0.025 .203 -0.004 .255 0.052 .24 -0.015 .321 0.081
BA .173 .236 0.063 .178 -0.058 .267 0.089 .189 -0.078 .441 0.252
xwOBA .25 .31 0.06 .284 -0.026 .322 0.038 .33 0.008 .32 -0.01
wOBA .227 .338 0.111 .25 -0.088 .326 0.076 .275 -0.051 .441 0.166
xSLG .255 .365 0.11 .369 0.004 .475 0.106 .43 -0.045 .411 -0.019
SLG .2 .417 0.217 .306 -0.111 .477 0.171 .338 -0.139 .588 0.25
K% 34.1 24 -10.1 28.2 4.2 24.2 -4 18.1 -6.1 11.1 -7
BB% 12.5 14.3 1.8 8.6 -5.7 4.5 -4.1 4.8 0.3 2.8 -2
Swing % 43.6 44 0.4 48.2 4.2 50.8 2.6 47.4 -3.4 58.1 10.7
Whiff% 31.7 25.3 -6.4 27.7 2.4 23.1 -4.6 21.9 -1.2 20.3 -1.6
In Zone % 45.5 55.4 9.9 54.5 -0.9 56.3 1.8 53.2 -3.1 57.4 4.2
Out of Zone % 54.5 44.6 -9.9 45.5 0.9 43.7 -1.8 46.8 3.1 42.6 -4.2
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 20.1 -5.3 26.2 6.1 29.3 3.1 25.7 -3.6 36.2 10.5
First Pitch Swing % 27.3 26 -1.3 24.9 -1.1 33.7 8.8 34.9 1.2 36.1 1.2
First Pitch Strike % 53.4 59.1 5.7 66.5 7.4 67.6 1.1 62.7 -4.9 61.1 -1.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 87 .227 61 0 0.0 26 1 3.8
2017 152 .338 113 1 0.9 39 4 10.3
2018 244 .250 168 0 0.0 76 11 14.5
2019 483 .326 348 27 7.8 135 31 23.0
2020 83 .275 38 1 2.6 45 17 37.8
2021 35 .441 19 2 10.5 16 6 37.5

Pitch Distribution