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 4 3 3.20 15 7 1 39.1 52 1.04
8 Seasons 21 31 3.74 222 32 5 344.0 377 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 15 4-3 3.20 39.1 52 1.04
8 Seasons 222 21-31 3.74 344.0 377 1.19

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 .324 .411 40.0 24.2 4.5 4.71 4.66
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 31 590 86 8 9.3 5.4 90.3 111.3 18.6 36.0 .201 .364 .268 .272 .378 43.0 34.5 6.8 3.13 2.96
Player 5665 925 75 8.1 5.2 87.9 115.8 16.0 35.2 .226 .402 .298 .301 .372 36.0 26.2 7.5
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Strahm relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.1%) ,
Slider
(24.9%) ,
Sinker
(17.8%) ,
Cutter
(13.4%) ,
Changeup
(0.8%) ,


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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 36.0 29.1 24.4 10.5 40.7 38.4 20.9 7.0 20.9 31.4 23.3 8.1 9.3 5.4
Player 39.5 26.6 24.3 9.6 37.2 35.5 27.4 4.6 28.8 28.3 22.6 6.6 8.1 5.2
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2023 Cutter PHI L 79 87.2 27.0 1.8 6 2.1 -0.4 -17
2023 Sinker PHI L 105 92.8 21.5 -2.5 -10 18.2 2.6 16
2023 Changeup PHI L 5 86.4 30.0 -2.4 -7 17.9 2.8 19
2023 4-Seamer PHI L 254 93.1 15.7 0.2 1 13.6 5.2 62
2023 Slider PHI L 147 82.5 36.2 -2.9 -7 11.0 3.3 43
2022 4-Seamer BOS L 298 94.2 15.2 0.3 2 13.5 4.9 57
2022 Changeup BOS L 70 88.2 27.8 -3.2 -10 18.4 3.6 24
2022 Curveball BOS L 131 82.7 40.6 -7.5 -16 6.2 -2.7 -30
2022 Sinker BOS L 105 94.0 19.7 -3.3 -15 17.6 2.0 13
2022 Cutter BOS L 159 88.7 27.8 -1.7 -7 2.3 0.7 44
2021 Cutter SD L 30 88.1 29.7 -2.0 -7 1.5 -0.5 -25
2021 Changeup SD L 11 86.4 31.2 -0.5 -1 14.1 -0.8 -5
2021 Curveball SD L 18 83.0 39.1 -9.7 -20 4.0 -4.9 -55
2021 4-Seamer SD L 63 93.1 18.3 -2.0 -13 12.8 4.2 50
2021 Sinker SD L 14 93.3 21.0 -2.1 -9 17.7 2.7 18
2020 Changeup SD L 32 85.8 33.3 0.9 3 18.0 3.6 25
2020 Cutter SD L 35 86.4 28.3 0.5 2 1.7 0.0 2
2020 Curveball SD L 69 81.6 41.4 -7.1 -15 7.1 -2.2 -24
2020 Sinker SD L 78 92.8 23.1 -0.6 -2 18.2 2.8 18
2020 4-Seamer SD L 94 93.0 19.6 -3.0 -18 14.6 5.7 64
2019 Curveball SD L 314 80.2 44.6 -7.4 -14 7.6 -2.0 -21
2019 Cutter SD L 538 86.0 30.6 0.4 1 2.9 0.4 15
2019 Changeup SD L 249 84.3 35.5 1.1 3 17.7 2.7 18
2019 Sinker SD L 49 92.9 24.2 -0.2 -1 18.0 2.2 14
2019 4-Seamer SD L 639 91.3 20.3 -1.8 -10 13.9 5.2 60
2018 Changeup SD L 143 86.0 33.6 1.0 3 17.7 3.2 22
2018 Curveball SD L 123 78.0 52.9 -3.7 -7 14.0 4.7 51
2018 Cutter SD L 153 87.1 33.4 -4.7 -16 6.0 3.9 179
2018 4-Seamer SD L 579 93.4 17.8 -1.1 -6 13.1 4.5 53
2017 Changeup KC L 59 84.9 32.1 0.2 1 12.3 -2.1 -15
2017 Cutter KC L 101 83.6 38.3 -5.4 -16 10.2 7.3 250
2017 Curveball KC L 52 78.0 53.4 -1.5 -3 18.0 9.2 103
2017 4-Seamer KC L 434 93.7 18.5 -2.7 -17 11.2 1.8 19
2016 Changeup KC L 36 84.9 30.4 -1.2 -4 19.0 5.1 37
2016 4-Seamer KC L 332 94.5 17.5 -2.7 -18 16.4 8.2 101
2016 Curveball KC L 48 77.1 58.0 2.8 5 15.3 4.8 46
2016 Cutter KC L 10 86.5 33.3 -4.4 -15 4.3 1.4 47
! 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 -1.4 -4 254 43.1 58 .157 .353 .272 31.2 41.4 32.4 .168 .384 .287 51.9
2023 Slider -3.1 -5 147 24.9 40 .158 .237 .161 41.1 42.5 27.9 .147 .235 .158 21.7
2023 Sinker -1.7 -2 105 17.8 29 .321 .357 .316 26.2 24.1 25.0 .291 .351 .296 38.1
2023 Cutter 0.1 0 79 13.4 20 .235 .471 .358 21.4 15.0 23.1 .263 .595 .412 64.3
2023 Changeup 4.3 0 5 0.8 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .331 .734 .447 100.0
2022 4-Seamer -1.5 -4 299 39.1 63 .140 .281 .227 30.4 44.4 29.8 .134 .276 .223 31.0
2022 Cutter -0.6 -1 159 20.8 35 .241 .310 .326 27.8 22.9 19.0 .202 .287 .278 36.4
2022 Curveball -1.3 -2 131 17.1 42 .132 .316 .235 20.0 31.0 17.8 .180 .363 .275 40.0
2022 Sinker -0.6 -1 105 13.7 30 .269 .308 .315 9.1 6.7 7.1 .234 .343 .311 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 Cutter 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 -0.2 0 94 30.5 24 .286 .429 .358 15.0 12.5 12.5 .266 .493 .365 27.8
2020 Sinker -6.4 -5 78 25.3 27 .074 .185 .107 27.9 29.6 34.8 .176 .316 .211 26.3
2020 Curveball -0.8 -1 69 22.4 19 .222 .333 .263 25.6 10.5 8.7 .282 .482 .344 37.5
2020 Cutter 7.1 2 35 11.4 8 .400 1.000 .625 7.7 12.5 6.3 .323 .673 .520 75.0
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 1.5 10 639 35.7 156 .296 .641 .414 20.7 21.2 20.8 .315 .714 .436 49.1
2019 Cutter 0.4 2 538 30.1 149 .282 .430 .330 27.2 29.5 20.6 .260 .412 .302 36.7
2019 Curveball -3.7 -12 314 17.6 83 .160 .259 .203 24.6 28.9 23.3 .197 .304 .224 36.8
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 0.8 0 49 2.7 15 .200 .267 .263 20.0 33.3 17.2 .192 .256 .195 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 Cutter -0.1 0 153 15.3 39 .114 .114 .187 55.9 41.0 22.2 .134 .211 .206 10.5
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 0.4 0 123 12.3 26 .200 .440 .317 9.5 7.7 9.1 .183 .323 .231 17.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 1 434 67.1 90 .191 .382 .350 28.4 26.7 19.4 .176 .363 .336 37.8
2017 Cutter 1.0 1 101 15.6 29 .296 .444 .347 22.0 31.0 23.1 .252 .354 .288 16.7
2017 Changeup 3.1 2 59 9.1 18 .294 .588 .371 12.1 0.0 0.0 .259 .484 .313 38.9
2017 Curveball 0.8 0 52 8.0 15 .267 .333 .263 26.9 26.7 20.0 .204 .241 .188 18.2
! 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 47 81.4 38 8.7 3:00 3:30 -30
2020 Cutter 31 86.6 33 8.0 12:15 12:30 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 74 93.0 97 19.0 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Sinker 59 93.0 97 20.7 10:15 9:45 30
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 Cutter 30 88.1 36 4.8 11:45 12:30 -45
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
2022 Changeup 68 88.1 97 20.3 10:00 9:30 30
2022 Curveball 129 82.7 39 7.2 3:15 3:30 -15
2022 Cutter 155 88.7 38 6.8 12:00 12:45 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 286 94.2 97 20.7 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Sinker 99 94.0 98 21.2 10:30 10:00 30
2023 Cutter 79 87.2 42 8.4 11:45 12:30 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 251 93.1 96 20.9 10:30 10:30 0
2023 Sinker 101 92.8 97 21.2 10:30 9:45 45
2023 Slider 143 82.5 37 12.0 3:30 2:30 60
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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
2023 148 590 -6 -9 4 2 -9
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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 590 53.7 66.2 76.2 28.2 48.1 50.2 58.1 48.6 31.0 7.5 68.2
Player 5,665 54.7 66.2 79.1 26.7 58.3 44.0 63.6 48.3 25.4 8.4 78.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2016 73 79 39
2017 36 82 93 29
2018 74 85 59 31 80 56 8 90 90 82 43 70 28 41 91 88 24
2019 37 34 14 9 65 16 10 39 20 59 96 32 52 7 75 58 16
2020 36 50 37 29 44 74 75 85 67 17 92 17 29 35 67 53 18
2021 28 74 37
2022 36 70 76 44
2023 83 87 68 46 94 37 30 24 28 94 70 84 47 28 85 36
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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 0.3 0 2 0 0 --
2017 21.4 6 6.0 0 3 5 2 33.3
2018 23.7 6 8.1 -2 3 4 5 83.3
2019 23.3 22 23.6 -2 9 12 14 63.6
2020 23.1 3 2.9 0 2 3 0 0.0
2022 24.4 5 5.9 -1 2 5 1 20.0
2023 26.0 4 4.3 0 1 3 2 50.0
Player 23.5 46 51.1 -5 22 32 24 52.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 6 7 6 5 7 7 7 6 6 3 5 8 3 5 7 6 3 6 7 7 5 7 7 7 3 5 6 9 7 7 5
2018 6 9 7 8 8 7 8 9 7 7 7 8 11 6 7 9 8 7 8 9 9 9 9 10 7 7 8 9 11 8 5
2019 22 27 20 24 25 22 26 24 18 20 21 24 28 24 22 23 22 21 24 25 26 24 29 28 23 24 18 25 28 23 21
2020 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2
2022 5 3 5 4 6 7 7 6 4 6 5 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 6 4 6 7 7 6 6 5
2023 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4
Player 46 54 44 48 54 50 55 53 42 43 45 55 59 48 50 52 47 48 54 55 55 53 62 58 43 48 46 57 61 51 42
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 91.8 -2.4 92.1 0.3 89.1 -3.0 91.8 2.7 91.7 -0.1 92.6 0.9 92.0 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 84.9 0.0 86.0 1.1 84.3 -1.7 85.8 1.5 86.4 0.6 88.2 1.8 86.4 -1.8
Breaking Velocity 77.1 78.0 0.9 78.0 0.0 80.2 2.2 81.6 1.4 83.0 1.4 82.7 -0.3 82.5 -0.2
Exit Velocity 85.8 86.4 0.6 86.4 0.0 89.0 2.6 86.3 -2.7 87.5 1.2 87.5 0.0 90.3 2.8
Launch Angle 10.8 15.7 4.9 17.0 1.3 15.9 -1.1 13.8 -2.1 8.9 -4.9 18.3 9.4 18.6 0.3
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 9.3 1.7
Hard Hit % 32.6 31.5 -1.1 29.6 -1.9 40.0 10.4 33.9 -6.1 35.5 1.6 33.6 -1.9 43.0 9.4
Sweet Spot % 37.0 30.4 -6.6 34.2 3.8 35.6 1.4 33.9 -1.7 41.9 8.0 37.0 -4.9 36.0 -1.0
xBA .184 .207 0.023 .204 -0.003 .256 0.052 .240 -0.016 .316 0.076 .204 -0.112 .201 -0.003
BA .173 .236 0.063 .178 -0.058 .267 0.089 .189 -0.078 .441 0.252 .224 -0.217 .207 -0.017
xwOBA .253 .309 0.056 .286 -0.023 .324 0.038 .330 0.006 .313 -0.017 .285 -0.028 .272 -0.013
wOBA .227 .338 0.111 .250 -0.088 .326 0.076 .275 -0.051 .441 0.166 .296 -0.145 .268 -0.028
xSLG .258 .363 0.105 .372 0.009 .478 0.106 .430 -0.048 .407 -0.023 .346 -0.061 .364 0.018
SLG .200 .417 0.217 .306 -0.111 .477 0.171 .338 -0.139 .588 0.250 .353 -0.235 .348 -0.005
K% 34.1 24.0 -10.1 28.2 4.2 24.2 -4.0 18.1 -6.1 11.1 -7.0 26.9 15.8 34.5 7.6
BB% 12.5 14.3 1.8 8.6 -5.7 4.5 -4.1 4.8 0.3 2.8 -2.0 8.8 6.0 6.8 -2.0
Swing % 43.6 44.0 0.4 48.2 4.2 50.8 2.6 47.4 -3.4 58.1 10.7 47.6 -10.5 48.6 1.0
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 31.0 7.6
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 -1.0 53.7 -2.7
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 1.0 46.3 2.7
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 28.2 2.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.3 26.3 -1.0 24.9 -1.4 33.7 8.8 34.9 1.2 37.1 2.2 30.2 -6.9 33.1 2.9
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 -0.9 58.1 -3.9
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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 148 .268 114 0 0.0 34 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo