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Matt Thaiss
Popularity: ↑ 29%
1B | B/T: L/R | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #16, Los Angeles Angels | Virginia
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 25 21 3 3 1 1 0 .143 .280 .286 .566
2 Seasons 189 168 20 34 9 24 0 .202 .291 .405 .696
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .143 1 1 0 .566
2 Seasons .202 9 24 0 .696

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 711 95 6 6.3 89.1 15.9 34.7 .212 .361 .303 .285 .369 43.2 31.7 10.4
2020 110 13 1 7.7 88.1 8.9 30.8 .135 .221 .262 .239 .244 38.5 32 16
821 108 7 6.5 89 15.1 34.3 .202 .344 .298 .279 .354 42.6 31.7 11.1
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 57 53.3 14 11 1 1 0 0 0 4 7 .091 .167 .091 .236 .213 .286 87.4 6 30.4 23.5
2020 Breaking 31 29.0 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .333 .251 1.333 .582 .660 .343 96.4 36 17.6 6.7
2020 Offspeed 19 17.8 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 .143 .037 .143 .041 .198 .118 85.2 1 53.8 33.3
2019 Fastballs 418 58.9 91 79 18 8 4 0 6 28 51 .228 .215 .506 .431 .349 .321 91.1 22 29.2 22.6
2019 Breaking 152 21.4 39 36 10 5 3 0 2 15 21 .278 .239 .528 .313 .358 .270 88.3 10 35.3 22.7
2019 Offspeed 140 19.7 34 32 3 3 0 0 0 9 23 .094 .172 .094 .242 .117 .209 83.7 5 41.8 26.5


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 Slider -1.4 0 16 14.5 1 0 0 0 11.1 0 0 .013 .03 .02 0
2020 Cutter -8.1 0 6 5.5 2 0 0 0 40 0 0 .393 .616 .427 50
2020 Curveball 6.1 1 16 14.5 2 .5 2 1 25 50 11.1 .37 .859 .504 100
2020 4-Seamer -7 -2 27 24.5 6 0 0 .117 37.5 66.7 33.3 .001 .001 .118 0
2020 Sinker -0.2 0 24 21.8 6 .25 .25 .383 20 0 0 .26 .34 .408 50
2020 Changeup -3.2 -1 19 17.3 8 .143 .143 .2 53.8 37.5 33.3 .037 .041 .118 25
2020 N/A -0.2 0 2 1.8
2019 Splitter 1 0 7 1 3 .333 .333 .3 0 0 0 .467 .601 .448 66.7
2019 Cutter -5.4 -3 49 6.9 11 .091 .091 .082 20 27.3 25 .192 .214 .179 12.5
2019 Sinker -3.6 -3 83 11.7 14 0 0 .15 12.5 21.4 12.5 .186 .316 .315 50
2019 Slider 3.8 3 82 11.5 18 .25 .625 .4 46.9 44.4 21.6 .202 .305 .269 50
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 70 9.8 21 .3 .45 .34 25 33.3 24.1 .269 .32 .272 46.2
2019 Changeup -5.1 -7 133 18.7 31 .069 .069 .103 44.4 29 28.1 .142 .205 .186 25
2019 4-Seamer 2 6 286 40.2 66 .298 .684 .448 33.3 33.3 25 .225 .495 .347 54.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 164 710 -7 -9 8 4 -4
2020 25 110 -1 -3 1 1 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 711 49.4 74.1 71.2 16.7 48.3 41.8 33.5 45.1 33 7 90
2020 110 47.3 73.1 76.3 25.9 46.7 43.6 24 48.2 32.1 8.2 88.9
821 49.1 73.9 71.8 18 48 42.1 32.3 45.6 32.9 7.2 89.8
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 29 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 38.9 28.4 25.3 7.4 49.5 31.6 18.9 2.1 27.4 28.4 28.4 7.4 6.3
2020 46.2 15.4 30.8 7.7 61.5 38.5 0 0 46.2 38.5 7.7 0 7.7
39.8 26.9 25.9 7.4 50.9 32.4 16.7 1.9 29.6 29.6 25.9 6.5 6.5
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 24
2020 30
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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 22.2 8 5 3 4 2 3 37.5
2020 21.3 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 9 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 4 6 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 3 5 5 4 4 6 5 5 6 4 6
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 88.1 -1
Launch Angle 15.9 8.9 -7
Barrel % 6.3 7.7 1.4
Hard Hit % 43.2 38.5 -4.7
Sweet Spot % 34.7 30.8 -3.9
xBA .212 .135 -0.077
BA .211 .143 -0.068
xwOBA .285 .239 -0.046
wOBA .303 .262 -0.041
xSLG .361 .221 -0.14
SLG .422 .286 -0.136
K% 31.7 32 0.3
BB% 10.4 16 5.6
Swing % 45.1 48.2 3.1
Whiff% 33 32.1 -0.9
In Zone Swing % 49.4 47.3 -2.1
Out of Zone Swing % 50.6 52.7 2.1
First Pitch Swing % 33.5 24 -9.5
First Pitch Strike % 60.4 64 3.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 L 164 96 58.5 .303 .303
2020 L 24 13 54.2 .307 .243