Matt Strahm
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0.00
8 Seasons 17 28 3.80 208 25 4 305.2 326 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0-0 0.00 1.0 1 0.00
8 Seasons 208 17-28 3.80 305.2 326 1.20

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
2016 24 433 46 1 2.2 1.1 85.8 109.3 10.8 37.0 .184 .258 .227 .253 .314 32.6 34.1 12.5 1.23 2.65
2017 25 647 92 6 6.5 3.9 86.4 112.5 15.7 30.4 .207 .363 .338 .309 .337 31.5 24.0 14.3 5.45 4.09
2018 26 998 152 14 9.2 5.7 86.4 108.2 17.0 34.2 .204 .372 .250 .286 .354 29.6 28.2 8.6 2.05 3.42
2019 27 1789 340 33 9.7 6.8 89.0 112.6 15.9 35.6 .256 .478 .326 .325 .411 40.0 24.2 4.5 4.71 4.69
2020 28 308 59 3 5.1 3.6 86.3 115.8 13.8 33.9 .240 .430 .275 .330 .355 33.9 18.1 4.8 2.61 4.67
2021 29 136 31 1 3.2 2.8 87.5 108.7 8.9 41.9 .316 .407 .441 .313 .355 35.5 11.1 2.8 8.10 4.15
2022 30 764 119 9 7.6 4.7 87.5 110.0 18.3 37.0 .204 .346 .296 .285 .337 33.6 26.9 8.8 3.83 3.34
2023 31 16 2 0 0.0 0.0 76.3 82.3 15.0 0.0 .020 .027 .000 .022 .033 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.00 0.04
Player 5091 841 67 8.0 5.2 87.6 115.8 15.7 35.1 .229 .405 .301 .304 .370 35.2 25.3 7.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Strahm relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(68.8%) ,
Slider
(18.8%) ,
Curveball
(12.5%) ,


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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
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 1.1
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 3.9
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 5.7
2019 37.6 28.2 25.3 8.8 40.3 33.8 25.9 2.4 27.1 27.4 25.0 6.8 9.7 6.8
2020 44.1 25.4 22.0 8.5 40.7 30.5 28.8 3.4 42.4 20.3 18.6 10.2 5.1 3.6
2021 51.6 16.1 32.3 0.0 41.9 32.3 25.8 9.7 38.7 19.4 22.6 6.5 3.2 2.8
2022 38.7 27.7 21.8 11.8 34.5 39.5 26.1 5.0 26.9 32.8 21.0 6.7 7.6 4.7
2023 50.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 39.8 26.3 24.3 9.6 36.7 35.3 27.9 4.4 29.6 28.1 22.5 6.4 8.0 5.2
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2023 4-Seamer PHI L 11 95.0 15.3 -1.0 -7 13.6 3.8 40
2023 Slider PHI L 3 85.6 32.0 -2.8 -8 13.3 8.4 170
2023 Curveball PHI L 2 85.4 34.9 -10.6 -23 12.9 1.0 8
2022 Slider BOS L 160 88.6 27.9 -4.5 -14 2.4 -1.7 -42
2022 Changeup BOS L 70 88.2 27.8 -3.2 -10 18.4 3.6 24
2022 Curveball BOS L 130 82.7 40.6 -7.4 -15 6.2 -2.7 -30
2022 4-Seamer BOS L 292 94.2 15.1 0.4 2 13.5 4.8 56
2022 Sinker BOS L 111 94.0 19.6 -3.4 -15 17.5 1.9 12
2021 Changeup SD L 11 86.4 31.2 -0.5 -1 14.1 -0.8 -5
2021 4-Seamer SD L 63 93.1 18.3 -2.0 -12 12.8 4.2 50
2021 Slider SD L 30 88.1 29.7 -3.0 -9 1.5 -3.0 -66
2021 Sinker SD L 14 93.3 21.0 -2.1 -9 17.7 2.7 18
2021 Curveball SD L 18 83.0 39.1 -9.7 -20 4.0 -4.9 -55
2020 Curveball SD L 68 81.5 41.4 -7.1 -15 6.6 -2.7 -29
2020 Sinker SD L 82 92.9 22.7 -0.9 -4 18.2 2.7 18
2020 4-Seamer SD L 90 92.9 19.8 -3.2 -19 14.5 5.6 63
2020 Changeup SD L 32 85.8 33.3 0.9 3 18.0 3.6 25
2020 Slider SD L 36 86.4 28.8 -6.1 -18 2.8 -1.8 -40
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 -2.0 -11 14.1 5.3 61
2019 Sinker SD L 17 92.6 26.2 1.7 7 18.9 3.1 20
2019 Curveball SD L 313 80.2 44.7 -7.5 -14 7.7 -2.0 -20
2019 Slider SD L 538 86.0 30.6 -5.4 -15 2.9 -2.2 -43
2018 Changeup SD L 143 86.0 33.6 1.0 3 17.7 3.2 23
2018 Slider SD L 155 87.0 33.5 -1.4 -4 6.2 1.7 39
2018 Curveball SD L 121 77.9 53.0 -3.7 -6 14.0 4.7 50
2018 4-Seamer SD L 579 93.4 17.8 -1.1 -6 13.1 4.5 53
2017 4-Seamer KC L 435 93.7 18.5 -2.7 -17 11.2 1.8 19
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 9.0 98
2017 Slider KC L 110 83.4 39.4 1.0 3 10.8 5.7 113
2016 Curveball KC L 48 77.1 58.0 2.8 5 15.3 4.8 46
2016 Changeup KC L 36 84.9 30.4 -1.3 -4 19.0 5.2 38
2016 Slider KC L 10 86.5 33.3 0.8 3 4.3 0.0 0
2016 4-Seamer KC L 332 94.5 17.5 -2.7 -18 16.4 8.2 100
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer -4.0 0 11 68.8 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .005 .007 .006 0.0
2023 Slider -2.6 0 3 18.8 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .050 .066 .053 0.0
2023 Curveball 1.5 0 2 12.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer -1.4 -4 293 38.4 62 .143 .286 .231 29.8 43.5 29.3 .136 .281 .226 31.0
2022 Slider -0.7 -1 160 20.9 36 .233 .300 .317 27.5 22.2 19.0 .198 .281 .272 34.8
2022 Curveball -1.1 -1 130 17.0 41 .135 .324 .240 20.3 31.7 17.8 .182 .371 .279 41.7
2022 Sinker -0.9 -1 111 14.5 31 .259 .296 .305 10.7 9.7 10.0 .225 .330 .300 29.2
2022 Changeup 5.2 4 70 9.2 22 .550 .750 .580 17.1 4.5 5.3 .411 .599 .464 31.6
2021 4-Seamer 3.2 2 63 46.3 17 .500 .688 .516 21.1 17.6 12.5 .297 .431 .313 35.7
2021 Slider 0.2 0 30 22.1 8 .250 .375 .269 15.4 12.5 14.3 .204 .226 .188 28.6
2021 Curveball -0.4 0 18 13.2 3 .333 .333 .300 18.2 0.0 0.0 .342 .400 .318 33.3
2021 Sinker -1.1 0 14 10.3 5 .400 .400 .360 20.0 0.0 0.0 .357 .430 .341 40.0
2021 Changeup 13.4 1 11 8.1 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 28.6 0.0 0.0 .775 .885 .733 50.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 90 29.2 26 .261 .391 .331 15.0 15.4 17.4 .244 .451 .339 26.3
2020 Sinker -5.5 -4 82 26.6 25 .080 .200 .116 27.9 28.0 29.2 .187 .339 .225 27.8
2020 Curveball -0.5 0 68 22.1 17 .250 .375 .294 24.3 5.9 4.8 .291 .505 .359 40.0
2020 Slider 6.3 2 36 11.7 10 .286 .714 .500 13.3 20.0 11.1 .292 .569 .460 60.0
2020 Changeup -1.5 0 32 10.4 5 .000 .000 .280 27.3 20.0 12.5 .244 .302 .422 50.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.6 11 672 37.6 167 .294 .621 .410 20.7 21.6 20.3 .309 .682 .422 49.2
2019 Slider 0.2 1 538 30.1 147 .279 .429 .328 27.3 29.9 20.7 .257 .410 .300 36.5
2019 Curveball -3.5 -11 313 17.5 85 .169 .265 .209 24.4 28.2 23.3 .204 .312 .230 37.3
2019 Changeup 0.3 1 249 13.9 80 .315 .534 .396 18.2 15.0 21.8 .216 .385 .280 30.2
2019 Sinker -4.9 -1 17 1.0 4 .000 .000 .000 20.0 50.0 16.7 .063 .201 .102 50.0
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -6 579 58.0 132 .202 .360 .301 25.8 31.8 22.1 .224 .423 .329 37.8
2018 Slider -0.3 -1 155 15.5 40 .111 .111 .183 55.7 40.0 21.9 .133 .208 .203 10.0
2018 Changeup -4.2 -6 143 14.3 47 .156 .244 .195 20.0 19.1 18.4 .219 .393 .281 30.6
2018 Curveball 0.7 1 121 12.1 25 .208 .458 .330 7.5 8.0 9.5 .186 .332 .237 18.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 1 435 67.2 91 .191 .382 .350 28.2 26.4 19.4 .176 .363 .336 37.0
2017 Slider 0.8 1 110 17.0 31 .276 .414 .324 20.4 29.0 19.6 .238 .334 .273 15.0
2017 Changeup 3.3 2 58 9.0 17 .294 .588 .371 12.5 0.0 0.0 .259 .484 .313 41.2
2017 Curveball 1.2 1 43 6.6 13 .308 .385 .304 31.8 30.8 30.8 .229 .268 .210 22.2
! 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 93.0 97 18.8 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Sinker 64 93.0 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 83.0 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
2022 Changeup 68 88.1 97 20.3 10:00 9:30 30
2022 Curveball 128 82.7 39 7.2 3:15 3:30 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 281 94.2 97 20.7 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Sinker 104 94.0 98 21.2 10:30 10:00 30
2022 Slider 156 88.6 38 6.8 12:00 1:00 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 11 95.0 97 20.2 10:30 10:30 0
! 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 0 -7 7 3 4
2018 244 998 -12 -8 5 3 -12
2019 483 1,789 -11 -2 9 5 1
2020 98 370 -1 -3 2 3 0
2021 35 136 1 1 1 0 3
2022 192 764 -3 -10 7 2 -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 46.2 65.5 71.8 24.9 55.2 40.9 53.4 43.6 31.7 8.5 67.6
2017 647 55.4 63.4 77.5 20.1 60.3 41.6 59.9 44.0 25.3 8.5 80.0
2018 998 54.5 66.5 79.0 26.2 48.7 45.2 66.5 48.2 27.7 7.2 81.9
2019 1,789 56.3 67.4 81.0 29.3 62.4 42.8 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 81.0 36.2 66.7 43.4 62.9 58.1 20.3 11.8 81.3
2022 764 56.4 64.3 79.4 26.1 66.7 44.9 62.0 47.6 23.4 8.0 78.7
2023 16 50.0 100.0 50.0 12.5 100.0 56.3 33.3 56.3 44.4 0.0 --
Player 5,091 54.8 66.3 79.3 26.5 59.7 43.3 64.1 48.3 24.9 8.5 79.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2016 77 79 40
2017 65 74 36
2018 74 85 59 31 80 56 8 90 90 82 43 70 28 62 87 88 28
2019 37 34 14 9 65 16 10 39 20 59 96 32 52 29 62 57 26
2020 36 50 37 29 44 74 75 85 67 17 92 17 29 51 63 53 21
2021 49 60 39
2022 59 62 77 48
2023
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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 -- 0 0.2 0 2 0 0 --
2017 21.4 6 6.2 0 2 5 2 33.3
2018 23.7 6 8.0 -2 4 4 5 83.3
2019 23.3 22 22.9 -1 9 13 13 59.1
2020 23.1 3 3.1 0 2 2 1 33.3
2021 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2022 24.4 5 5.8 -1 0 6 1 20.0
Player 23.2 42 46.3 -4 20 30 22 52.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
2017 6 5 9 7 6 5 6 7 7 6 5 7 3 6 6 7 6 7 5 7 8 5 5 6 7 7 7 5 7 5 7
2018 6 11 9 7 7 9 7 9 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 9 5 8 9 8 7 8 7 9 9 7 9 8 9
2019 22 27 23 23 22 23 22 28 24 22 23 23 19 18 21 24 17 27 19 22 26 21 21 21 25 24 26 22 22 23 28
2020 3 4 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5
2021 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2022 5 6 7 6 6 6 7 3 7 6 4 6 5 3 6 7 7 6 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 6 5 6 4 7
Player 42 54 53 46 44 46 42 51 49 45 44 47 37 37 43 49 41 53 36 46 53 43 41 45 48 50 52 42 48 43 57
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.5 93.7 -0.8 93.4 -0.3 91.5 -1.9 92.9 1.4 93.1 0.2 94.1 1
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 84.8 -0.1 86 1.2 84.3 -1.7 85.8 1.5 86.4 0.6 88.2 1.8
Breaking Velocity 78.7 81.7 3 83 1.3 83.8 0.8 83.2 -0.6 86.2 3 86 -0.2
Exit Velocity 85.8 86.4 0.6 86.4 0 89 2.6 86.3 -2.7 87.5 1.2 87.5 0
Launch Angle 10.8 15.7 4.9 17 1.3 15.9 -1.1 13.8 -2.1 8.9 -4.9 18.3 9.4
Barrel % 2.2 6.5 4.3 9.2 2.7 9.7 0.5 5.1 -4.6 3.2 -1.9 7.6 4.4
Hard Hit % 32.6 31.5 -1.1 29.6 -1.9 40 10.4 33.9 -6.1 35.5 1.6 33.6 -1.9
Sweet Spot % 37 30.4 -6.6 34.2 3.8 35.6 1.4 33.9 -1.7 41.9 8 37 -4.9
xBA .184 .207 0.023 .204 -0.003 .256 0.052 .24 -0.016 .316 0.076 .204 -0.112
BA .173 .236 0.063 .178 -0.058 .267 0.089 .189 -0.078 .441 0.252 .224 -0.217
xwOBA .253 .309 0.056 .286 -0.023 .325 0.039 .33 0.005 .313 -0.017 .285 -0.028
wOBA .227 .338 0.111 .25 -0.088 .326 0.076 .275 -0.051 .441 0.166 .296 -0.145
xSLG .258 .363 0.105 .372 0.009 .478 0.106 .43 -0.048 .407 -0.023 .346 -0.061
SLG .2 .417 0.217 .306 -0.111 .477 0.171 .338 -0.139 .588 0.25 .353 -0.235
K% 34.1 24 -10.1 28.2 4.2 24.2 -4 18.1 -6.1 11.1 -7 26.9 15.8
BB% 12.5 14.3 1.8 8.6 -5.7 4.5 -4.1 4.8 0.3 2.8 -2 8.8 6
Swing % 43.6 44 0.4 48.2 4.2 50.8 2.6 47.4 -3.4 58.1 10.7 47.6 -10.5
Whiff% 31.7 25.3 -6.4 27.7 2.4 23.1 -4.6 21.9 -1.2 20.3 -1.6 23.4 3.1
In Zone % 46.2 55.4 9.2 54.5 -0.9 56.3 1.8 53.2 -3.1 57.4 4.2 56.4 -1
Out of Zone % 53.8 44.6 -9.2 45.5 0.9 43.7 -1.8 46.8 3.1 42.6 -4.2 43.6 1
Out of Zone Swing % 24.9 20.1 -4.8 26.2 6.1 29.3 3.1 25.7 -3.6 36.2 10.5 26.1 -10.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.3 26.3 -1 24.9 -1.4 33.7 8.8 34.9 1.2 37.1 2.2 30.2 -6.9
First Pitch Strike % 53.4 59.9 6.5 66.5 6.6 67.6 1.1 62.7 -4.9 62.9 0.2 62 -0.9
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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
2022 189 .297 134 4 3.0 55 35 63.6
2023 3 .000 2 0 0.0 1 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

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