Matt Thaiss
C | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #16, Los Angeles Angels | Virginia
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 81 69 9 15 2 1 .217 .321 .319 .640
2023 307 262 32 56 9 2 .214 .319 .340 .659
2024 18 14 2 4 0 0 .286 .444 .429 .873
6 Seasons 603 520 64 110 20 3 .212 .313 .358 .671
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .217 2 1 .640
2023 .214 9 2 .659
2024 .286 0 0 .873
6 Seasons .212 20 3 .671
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2019 24 711 95 6 6.3 3.7 89.1 106.6 15.9 34.7 .209 .358 .303 .283 .366 43.2 31.7 10.4
2020 25 110 13 1 7.7 4.0 88.1 104.6 8.9 30.8 .132 .217 .262 .236 .240 38.5 32.0 16.0
2021 26 27 6 0 0.0 0.0 86.2 110.0 19.9 33.3 .250 .301 .196 .296 .279 16.7 12.5 12.5
2022 27 324 46 3 6.5 3.7 88.5 107.2 7.5 21.7 .212 .325 .286 .289 .352 37.0 29.6 13.6
2023 28 1241 182 19 10.4 6.2 88.5 110.0 9.2 34.6 .232 .408 .295 .331 .400 40.7 27.0 11.7
2024 29 84 8 0 0.0 0.0 93.5 109.4 32.4 50.0 .224 .299 .399 .332 .395 50.0 33.3 22.2
Player 2497 350 29 8.3 4.8 88.7 110.0 11.5 33.1 .219 .371 .297 .308 .376 40.6 28.9 12.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 3.7
2020 46.2 15.4 30.8 7.7 61.5 38.5 0.0 0.0 46.2 38.5 7.7 0.0 7.7 4.0
2021 33.3 16.7 33.3 16.7 66.7 33.3 0.0 0.0 33.3 33.3 16.7 16.7 0.0 0.0
2022 56.5 19.6 13.0 10.9 41.3 30.4 28.3 0.0 45.7 21.7 26.1 0.0 6.5 3.7
2023 42.9 27.5 24.2 5.5 37.9 35.2 26.9 5.5 31.3 23.1 23.1 6.6 10.4 6.2
2024 0.0 37.5 50.0 12.5 25.0 37.5 37.5 0.0 0.0 50.0 37.5 12.5 0.0 0.0
Player 42.6 26.3 24.0 7.1 42.6 33.7 23.7 3.4 32.0 25.7 24.6 6.0 8.3 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 8.6 3 36 42.9 7 .500 .750 .607 50.0 0.0 0.0 .464 .619 .569 75.0
2024 Slider -7.6 -1 17 20.2 4 .000 .000 .000 60.0 75.0 50.0 .020 .028 .020 0.0
2024 Sinker -3.1 0 13 15.5 4 .250 .500 .313 42.9 50.0 40.0 .078 .144 .091 50.0
2024 Changeup 5.6 1 10 11.9 2 1.000 1.000 .800 40.0 0.0 0.0 .886 1.025 .768 0.0
2024 Cutter -4.1 0 7 8.3 1 .000 .000 .000 60.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2024 Curveball 26.0 0 1 1.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -3 509 41.0 113 .187 .341 .304 38.6 31.0 25.9 .221 .439 .362 39.7
2023 Changeup -2.9 -6 208 16.8 55 .173 .250 .232 30.2 23.6 21.3 .202 .313 .237 37.5
2023 Slider 1.4 2 153 12.3 36 .273 .394 .324 27.9 22.2 17.0 .297 .468 .356 48.0
2023 Sinker -1.6 -2 119 9.6 32 .167 .292 .322 22.9 21.9 24.1 .222 .429 .381 47.1
2023 Curveball 4.3 4 86 6.9 29 .375 .583 .462 27.0 27.6 22.2 .347 .585 .447 50.0
2023 Sweeper 3.4 2 59 4.8 14 .231 .462 .321 32.3 28.6 19.0 .178 .446 .288 33.3
2023 Cutter -1.0 -1 59 4.8 15 .200 .200 .180 37.1 26.7 28.6 .221 .266 .210 18.2
2023 Split-Finger -3.0 -1 42 3.4 11 .200 .200 .227 42.9 36.4 33.3 .107 .118 .152 50.0
2023 Slurve 16.4 1 6 0.5 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.1 1 102 31.5 25 .263 .579 .436 32.1 28.0 20.6 .194 .468 .382 25.0
2022 Curveball -5.1 -2 44 13.6 11 .100 .100 .082 47.1 45.5 38.5 .145 .158 .128 50.0
2022 Slider -4.7 -2 44 13.6 8 .000 .000 .000 45.0 37.5 18.8 .188 .223 .182 60.0
2022 Changeup 3.1 1 44 13.6 13 .200 .300 .396 33.3 30.8 26.7 .188 .317 .328 50.0
2022 Sinker 1.2 0 37 11.4 9 .500 .500 .478 13.3 0.0 0.0 .392 .456 .413 37.5
2022 Cutter -5.0 -1 28 8.6 8 .125 .125 .113 23.5 12.5 20.0 .188 .213 .179 28.6
2022 Sweeper -3.1 0 16 4.9 3 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 Split-Finger -4.9 0 3 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 0 10 37.0 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .011 .019 .355 0.0
2021 Slider 0.1 0 5 18.5 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .413 .523 .405 50.0
2021 Changeup -5.7 0 5 18.5 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 33.3 .062 .071 .056 0.0
2021 Sinker -3.2 0 4 14.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .686 .794 .636 0.0
2021 Cutter -7.2 0 3 11.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .101 .107 .107 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -7.0 -2 27 24.5 6 .000 .000 .117 37.5 66.7 33.3 .001 .001 .118 0.0
2020 Sinker -0.2 0 24 21.8 6 .250 .250 .383 20.0 0.0 0.0 .252 .331 .402 50.0
2020 Changeup -3.4 -1 19 17.3 8 .143 .143 .200 53.8 37.5 33.3 .033 .037 .114 25.0
2020 Slider -1.4 0 16 14.5 1 .000 .000 .000 11.1 0.0 0.0 .013 .030 .020 0.0
2020 Curveball 6.1 1 16 14.5 2 .500 2.000 1.000 25.0 50.0 11.1 .370 .859 .504 100.0
2020 Cutter -8.1 0 6 5.5 2 .000 .000 .000 40.0 0.0 0.0 .393 .616 .427 50.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 2.0 6 286 40.2 66 .298 .684 .448 33.3 33.3 25.0 .224 .494 .346 54.3
2019 Changeup -5.2 -7 132 18.6 30 .071 .071 .107 45.2 30.0 28.1 .138 .204 .185 26.3
2019 Sinker -3.7 -3 83 11.7 14 .000 .000 .150 12.5 21.4 12.5 .182 .312 .312 50.0
2019 Slider 3.7 3 72 10.1 15 .231 .692 .420 48.1 46.7 22.6 .133 .240 .229 50.0
2019 Curveball 0.8 1 65 9.1 19 .333 .500 .376 24.2 31.6 23.1 .289 .346 .293 50.0
2019 Cutter -5.4 -3 51 7.2 12 .083 .083 .075 19.0 25.0 23.1 .243 .272 .227 11.1
2019 Sweeper 1.4 0 10 1.4 3 .333 .333 .300 40.0 33.3 20.0 .248 .288 .227 50.0
2019 Split-Finger -2.2 0 8 1.1 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .385 .486 .369 50.0
2019 Slurve -12.4 0 3 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
! 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
2022 80 324 -3 -6 5 1 -3
2023 306 1,241 -3 -19 11 7 -4
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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 49.3 74.3 71.2 16.7 48.3 41.5 33.5 45.1 33.0 7.0 90.0
2020 110 47.3 73.1 76.3 25.9 46.7 42.7 24.0 48.2 32.1 8.2 88.9
2021 27 51.9 78.6 100.0 15.4 0.0 29.6 62.5 48.1 15.4 3.7 100.0
2022 324 49.7 69.6 74.1 24.5 42.5 39.8 33.3 46.9 34.2 8.0 88.5
2023 1,241 50.7 72.3 70.5 19.0 47.4 43.9 39.9 46.0 33.6 7.2 86.5
2024 84 42.9 63.9 60.9 18.8 22.2 56.0 44.4 38.1 50.0 7.1 66.7
Player 2,497 49.8 72.4 71.5 19.3 45.5 42.9 37.0 45.7 33.7 7.3 87.3
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2019 46 23
2020 22 31
2022 30 4
2023 58 5
2024 67 12
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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 4.8 3 3 4 2 25.0
2020 21.3 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0.0
2022 23.6 2 1.8 0 1 1 1 50.0
2023 23.3 9 8.6 0 2 6 5 55.6
Player 22.8 20 15.9 4 6 12 8 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 5 2 6 6 4 5 4 6 4 4 5 9 4 5 5 4 4 4 6 4 5 6 4 4 4 5 5 7 4 4
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
2022 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1
2023 9 9 5 9 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 12 9 7 10 11 8 8 9 10 8 8 11 10 8 8 9 10 8 8 7
Player 20 17 9 19 15 15 17 14 16 14 13 19 22 13 18 19 14 14 16 18 15 15 21 17 14 14 18 18 18 14 12
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 88.1 -1.0 86.2 -1.9 88.5 2.3 88.5 0.0 93.5 5.0
Launch Angle 15.9 8.9 -7.0 19.9 11.0 7.5 -12.4 9.2 1.7 32.4 23.2
Barrel % 6.3 7.7 1.4 0.0 -7.7 6.5 6.5 10.4 3.9 0.0 -10.4
Hard Hit % 43.2 38.5 -4.7 16.7 -21.8 37.0 20.3 40.7 3.7 50.0 9.3
Sweet Spot % 34.7 30.8 -3.9 33.3 2.5 21.7 -11.6 34.6 12.9 50.0 15.4
xBA .209 .132 -0.077 .250 0.118 .212 -0.038 .232 0.020 .224 -0.008
BA .211 .143 -0.068 .143 0.000 .217 0.074 .214 -0.003 .286 0.072
xwOBA .283 .236 -0.047 .296 0.060 .289 -0.007 .331 0.042 .332 0.001
wOBA .303 .262 -0.041 .196 -0.066 .286 0.090 .295 0.009 .399 0.104
xSLG .358 .217 -0.141 .301 0.084 .325 0.024 .408 0.083 .299 -0.109
SLG .422 .286 -0.136 .143 -0.143 .319 0.176 .340 0.021 .429 0.089
K% 31.7 32.0 0.3 12.5 -19.5 29.6 17.1 27.0 -2.6 33.3 6.3
BB% 10.4 16.0 5.6 12.5 -3.5 13.6 1.1 11.7 -1.9 22.2 10.5
Swing % 45.1 48.2 3.1 48.1 -0.1 46.9 -1.2 46.0 -0.9 38.1 -7.9
Whiff% 33.0 32.1 -0.9 15.4 -16.7 34.2 18.8 33.6 -0.6 50.0 16.4
In Zone % 49.3 47.3 -2.0 51.9 4.6 49.7 -2.2 50.7 1.0 42.9 -7.8
Out of Zone % 50.7 52.7 2.0 48.1 -4.6 50.3 2.2 49.3 -1.0 57.1 7.8
Out of Zone Swing % 16.7 25.9 9.2 15.4 -10.5 24.5 9.1 19.0 -5.5 18.8 -0.2
First Pitch Swing % 33.5 24.0 -9.5 62.5 38.5 33.3 -29.2 39.9 6.6 44.4 4.5
First Pitch Strike % 60.4 64.0 3.6 62.5 -1.5 56.8 -5.7 57.8 1.0 55.6 -2.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2019 Shifts L 164 102 62.2 .332 .285
2020 Shifts L 24 21 87.5 .233 .278
2021 Shifts L 8 7 87.5 .879 .099
2022 Shifts L 80 68 85.0 .205 .301
2023 Shades L 306 152 49.7 .321 .270
2024 Shades L 18 14 77.8 .321 .422
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 205 18.8 12.2% 3.4% 131 24.0 0.0% 14.5%
2020 31 20.0 6.5% 3.2% 16 26.6 0.0% 31.3%
2021 5 19.1 0.0% 0.0% 6 22.3 0.0% 0.0%
2022 76 19.3 13.2% 5.3% 70 22.3 0.0% 5.7%
2023 322 16.4 28.3% 0.6% 216 19.9 1.4% 0.5%
2024 23 15.1 43.5% 0.0% 8 20.4 0.0% 12.5%
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