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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
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 2.61 19 0 0 20.2 15 0.87
5 Seasons 13 23 3.69 151 24 0 253.1 269 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 19 0-1 2.61 20.2 15 0.87
5 Seasons 151 13-23 3.69 253.1 269 1.17

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 433 46 1 2.2 85.8 10.8 37.0 .189 .264 .227 .260 .328 32.6 34.1 12.5 1.23 2.67
2017 647 92 6 6.5 86.5 15.3 30.4 .216 .380 .338 .322 .359 31.9 24.0 14.3 5.45 4.27
2018 998 152 14 9.2 86.4 17 34.2 .213 .387 .250 .298 .374 29.6 28.2 8.6 2.05 3.58
2019 1789 340 33 9.7 89 15.9 35.6 .259 .481 .326 .327 .415 40.0 24.2 4.5 4.71 4.57
2020 308 59 3 5.1 86.3 13.8 33.9 .242 .431 .270 .320 .342 33.9 18.1 4.8 2.61 4.71
ALL 4175 689 57 8.3 87.7 15.5 34.5 .236 .425 .298 .313 .387 35.6 25.4 7.6
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Strahm relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(29.2%) ,
Sinker
(26.6%) ,
Curveball
(21.1%) ,
Slider
(12.7%) ,
Changeup
(10.4%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 90 54 36 29.2 92.9 26 23 6 5 0 0 1 4 19 .261 .248 .391 .459 .323 .335 87.3 14 2357 15.0 17.4
2020 Sinker 82 15 67 26.6 92.9 25 25 2 1 0 0 1 7 18 .080 .193 .200 .347 .112 .226 82.0 4 2309 27.9 29.2
2020 Curveball 65 25 40 21.1 81.5 17 16 4 2 2 0 0 1 15 .250 .291 .375 .500 .288 .337 86.4 20 2575 25.7 5.0
2020 Slider 39 25 14 12.7 86.1 10 7 2 1 0 0 1 2 5 .286 .279 .714 .536 .497 .439 93.2 18 2439 12.5 10.5
2020 Changeup 32 29 3 10.4 85.8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .245 .000 .296 .276 .408 96.2 46 2140 27.3 12.5
2019 4-Seam Fastball 672 482 190 37.6 91.4 167 153 45 22 9 1 13 36 120 .294 .308 .621 .676 .391 .420 92.8 19 2308 20.8 20.3
2019 Slider 538 383 155 30.1 86.0 147 140 39 26 9 0 4 44 96 .279 .259 .429 .419 .314 .305 87.5 15 2461 27.5 20.7
2019 Curveball 313 209 104 17.5 80.2 85 83 14 8 5 0 1 24 59 .169 .203 .265 .306 .193 .228 86.2 17 2572 24.6 23.3
2019 Changeup 249 213 36 13.9 84.3 80 73 23 15 4 0 4 12 63 .315 .228 .534 .403 .373 .292 86.8 9 2086 18.4 21.8
2019 Sinker 17 11 6 1.0 92.6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .075 .000 .250 .000 .126 93.5 45 2311 20.0 16.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Changeup SD L 32 85.8 33.3 0.9 3 18 3.6 25
2020 Curveball SD L 65 81.5 41.9 -6.2 -13 6.8 -2.3 -25
2020 Slider SD L 39 86.1 28.9 -6.2 -18 2.7 -2.2 -45
2020 Sinker SD L 82 92.9 22.7 -0.9 -4 18.2 2.8 18
2020 4-Seamer SD L 90 92.9 19.8 -3.2 -19 14.5 5.6 63
2019 Sinker SD L 17 92.6 26.2 1.6 6 18.9 3.1 20
2019 Slider SD L 538 86 30.6 -5.4 -15 2.9 -2.7 -48
2019 Changeup SD L 249 84.3 35.5 0.9 3 17.7 2.6 17
2019 4-Seamer SD L 672 91.4 20.4 -1.9 -10 14.1 5.4 62
2019 Curveball SD L 313 80.2 44.7 -7.3 -14 7.7 -2.2 -22
2018 4-Seamer SD L 579 93.4 17.8 -1.1 -6 13.1 4.5 53
2018 Changeup SD L 143 86 33.6 0.9 3 17.7 3.3 23
2018 Slider SD L 155 87 33.5 -1.5 -4 6.2 1.6 35
2018 Curveball SD L 121 77.9 53 -3.7 -7 14 4.6 49
2017 Slider KC L 102 83.4 39.4 0.8 2 10.7 5.1 91
2017 Changeup KC L 58 84.8 32.3 0.3 1 12.2 -2.2 -15
2017 Curveball KC L 43 77.3 53.9 -1.6 -3 18.1 8.9 97
2017 4-Seamer KC L 435 93.7 18.5 -2.6 -16 11.2 1.8 19
2016 Curveball KC L 48 77.1 58 2.8 5 14.3 6 73
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 4-Seamer KC L 332 94.4 17.5 -2.6 -18 15.2 5.5 57
! 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 %
2020 Changeup -1.0 0 32 10.4 5 .000 .000 .280 27.3 20.0 12.5 .245 .296 .412 50.0
2020 Slider 2.4 1 39 12.7 10 .286 .714 .500 12.5 20.0 10.5 .279 .536 .433 60.0
2020 Curveball -0.4 0 65 21.1 17 .250 .375 .294 25.7 5.9 5.0 .291 .500 .336 40.0
2020 Sinker -5.5 -5 82 26.6 25 .080 .200 .116 27.9 28.0 29.2 .193 .347 .226 27.8
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 90 29.2 26 .261 .391 .331 15.0 15.4 17.4 .248 .459 .335 26.3
2019 Sinker -4.9 -1 17 1.0 4 .000 .000 .000 20.0 50.0 16.7 .075 .250 .126 50.0
2019 Changeup 0.5 1 249 13.9 80 .315 .534 .396 18.4 15.0 21.8 .228 .403 .293 30.2
2019 Curveball -3.7 -12 313 17.5 85 .169 .265 .198 24.6 28.2 23.3 .203 .306 .228 37.3
2019 Slider 0.3 1 538 30.1 147 .279 .429 .328 27.5 29.9 20.7 .259 .419 .305 36.5
2019 4-Seamer 1.6 11 672 37.6 167 .294 .621 .410 20.8 21.6 20.3 .308 .676 .420 49.2
2018 Curveball 0.7 1 121 12.1 25 .208 .458 .330 7.5 8.0 9.5 .203 .373 .263 18.2
2018 Slider -0.7 -1 155 15.5 40 .111 .111 .183 55.7 40.0 21.9 .138 .213 .208 10.0
2018 Changeup -4.1 -6 143 14.3 47 .156 .244 .195 20.0 19.1 18.4 .242 .421 .306 30.6
2018 4-Seamer -1.0 -6 579 58.0 132 .202 .360 .295 26.1 31.8 22.1 .228 .431 .330 37.8
2017 Curveball 1.5 1 43 6.6 13 .308 .385 .304 33.3 30.8 30.8 .232 .280 .225 22.2
2017 Changeup 3.3 2 58 9.0 17 .294 .588 .371 12.5 0.0 0.0 .275 .496 .325 41.2
2017 Slider 1.5 2 102 15.8 28 .308 .462 .359 16.3 25.0 16.7 .265 .380 .312 15.8
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 1 435 67.2 91 .191 .382 .344 28.4 26.4 19.4 .185 .381 .347 37.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 30 85.8 94 19.0 9:15 10:00 45
2020 Slider 37 86.1 34 8.6 12:30 12:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 82 92.9 97 18.8 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Sinker 71 93.0 97 20.7 9:45 10:15 30
2020 Curveball 55 81.3 43 8.2 3:30 3:00 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 85 424 -4 -11 3 3 -9
2017 149 641 1 -7 7 3 4
2018 241 991 -12 -8 5 3 -12
2019 476 1777 -10 -2 9 4 1
2020 93 364 -1 -2 1 1 -1
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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 46.2 64.5 72.9 24.5 56.1 40.9 53.4 43.0 32.3 8.5 64.9
2017 647 55.3 63.0 78.2 20.1 60.3 41.8 59.1 43.7 25.4 8.5 80.0
2018 998 54.5 66.0 79.7 26.0 49.2 45.0 66.5 47.8 27.9 7.1 80.3
2019 1789 56.3 67.0 81.5 29.2 62.7 42.9 67.6 50.5 23.3 9.2 80.0
2020 308 53.2 65.9 83.3 25.7 62.2 41.9 62.7 47.1 22.1 8.8 88.9
ALL 4175 54.4 65.8 79.9 26.2 58.4 43.0 64.5 47.8 25.4 8.5 79.2
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 50.0 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 6.5 28.3 25.0 21.7 7.6 6.5
2018 36.8 25.0 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 2.1 27.1 27.4 25.0 6.8 9.7
2020 44.1 22.0 25.4 8.5 40.7 30.5 28.8 3.4 42.4 20.3 18.6 10.2 5.1
ALL 39.5 26.3 24.7 9.6 37.0 34.5 28.4 3.5 29.6 27.4 22.8 6.4 8.3
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 75 78 97
2017 64 73 91
2018 68 83 55 29 77 56 8 90 90 82 44 69 68 62 86 89
2019 40 35 18 10 68 16 11 39 20 59 96 32 40 29 61 60
2020 34 48 36 29 44 74 75 85 67 17 92 18 34 49 61 59
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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 21.7 0.3 5 12 13 59.1
2020 23.1 3 3.6 -0.6 3 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 22 24 20 23 25 21 22 23 21 23 24 24 17 17 22 23 16 24 21 23 17 21 20 23 24 22 22 22 22 21 24
2020 3 5 4 4 4 4 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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.4 93.7 -0.7 93.4 -0.3 91.5 -1.9 92.9 1.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 84.8 -0.1 86 1.2 84.3 -1.7 85.8 1.5
Breaking Velocity 78.7 81.6 2.9 83 1.4 83.8 0.8 83.2 -0.6
Exit Velocity 85.8 86.5 0.7 86.4 -0.1 89 2.6 86.3 -2.7
Launch Angle 10.8 15.3 4.5 17 1.7 15.9 -1.1 13.8 -2.1
Barrel % 2.2 6.5 4.3 9.2 2.7 9.7 0.5 5.1 -4.6
Hard Hit % 32.6 31.9 -0.7 29.6 -2.3 40 10.4 33.9 -6.1
Sweet Spot % 37 30.4 -6.6 34.2 3.8 35.6 1.4 33.9 -1.7
xBA .189 .216 0.027 .213 -0.003 .259 0.046 .242 -0.017
BA .173 .236 0.063 .178 -0.058 .267 0.089 .189 -0.078
xwOBA .26 .322 0.062 .298 -0.024 .327 0.029 .32 -0.007
wOBA .227 .338 0.111 .25 -0.088 .326 0.076 .27 -0.056
xSLG .264 .38 0.116 .387 0.007 .481 0.094 .431 -0.05
SLG .2 .417 0.217 .306 -0.111 .477 0.171 .338 -0.139
K% 34.1 24 -10.1 28.2 4.2 24.2 -4 18.1 -6.1
BB% 12.5 14.3 1.8 8.6 -5.7 4.5 -4.1 4.8 0.3
Swing % 43 43.7 0.7 47.8 4.1 50.5 2.7 47.1 -3.4
Whiff% 32.3 25.4 -6.9 27.9 2.5 23.3 -4.6 22.1 -1.2
In Zone Swing % 46.2 55.3 9.1 54.5 -0.8 56.3 1.8 53.2 -3.1
Out of Zone Swing % 53.8 44.7 -9.1 45.5 0.8 43.7 -1.8 46.8 3.1
First Pitch Swing % 23.9 25.3 1.4 24.5 -0.8 32.9 8.4 34.9 2
First Pitch Strike % 53.4 59.1 5.7 66.5 7.4 67.6 1.1 62.7 -4.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 88 .227 62 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 .270 38 1 2.6 45 17 37.8

Pitch Distribution