Matt Vierling
CF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 5, #137, Philadelphia Phillies | Notre Dame
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 357 325 41 80 6 7 .246 .297 .351 .648
2023 530 479 63 125 10 6 .261 .329 .388 .717
2024 62 60 9 16 1 0 .267 .290 .367 .657
4 Seasons 1,026 935 124 244 19 15 .261 .318 .381 .699
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .246 6 7 .648
2023 .261 10 6 .717
2024 .267 1 0 .657
4 Seasons .261 19 15 .699
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%
2021 24 300 52 2 3.8 2.6 91.5 111.5 6.3 30.8 .292 .411 .356 .320 .415 53.8 26.0 5.2
2022 25 1404 261 13 5.0 3.6 91.2 112.1 12.0 35.2 .275 .404 .285 .324 .374 47.1 19.6 6.4
2023 26 2133 369 17 4.6 3.2 89.1 113.0 9.1 32.2 .266 .396 .315 .322 .371 42.8 21.1 8.3
2024 27 228 46 3 6.5 4.8 92.7 111.2 19.4 45.7 .301 .425 .293 .325 .408 50.0 22.6 3.2
Player 4065 728 35 4.8 3.4 90.2 113.0 10.6 34.1 .273 .402 .306 .323 .378 45.6 21.1 7.1
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
2021 53.8 17.3 26.9 1.9 34.6 34.6 30.8 5.8 30.8 15.4 38.5 5.8 3.8 2.6
2022 41.4 23.4 27.6 7.7 28.4 42.5 29.1 1.1 31.8 24.5 29.9 7.7 5.0 3.6
2023 49.1 20.3 23.8 6.8 32.0 34.4 33.6 3.0 38.2 21.7 26.0 5.1 4.6 3.2
2024 28.3 19.6 37.0 15.2 39.1 37.0 23.9 6.5 15.2 30.4 34.8 6.5 6.5 4.8
Player 45.3 21.2 26.2 7.3 31.3 37.5 31.2 2.7 33.9 22.8 28.8 6.2 4.8 3.4
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 -2.4 -2 68 29.8 20 .300 .500 .343 17.1 25.0 27.8 .260 .360 .268 60.0
2024 Sinker -2.3 -1 56 24.6 15 .200 .267 .203 13.6 33.3 38.5 .297 .428 .313 60.0
2024 Slider -4.1 -1 36 15.8 11 .300 .300 .309 14.3 18.2 18.2 .441 .528 .446 25.0
2024 Sweeper -3.9 -1 22 9.6 5 .000 .000 .000 36.4 20.0 9.1 .046 .100 .059 25.0
2024 Cutter 0.3 0 21 9.2 4 .333 .333 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 .330 .661 .486 33.3
2024 Changeup -1.9 0 17 7.5 6 .333 .500 .358 33.3 16.7 20.0 .385 .589 .410 60.0
2024 Curveball 3.4 0 7 3.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .497 .596 .494 100.0
2024 Split-Finger 3.9 0 1 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -4 790 37.0 166 .250 .410 .340 18.0 23.5 16.2 .251 .404 .334 48.6
2023 Slider 0.5 2 421 19.7 110 .262 .388 .325 25.4 20.9 16.9 .269 .418 .319 40.0
2023 Sinker -1.8 -6 314 14.7 85 .266 .367 .337 8.9 14.1 17.9 .272 .350 .296 36.8
2023 Changeup 0.5 1 171 8.0 59 .245 .396 .311 16.8 8.5 7.4 .336 .471 .377 44.9
2023 Curveball -0.6 -1 163 7.6 40 .200 .286 .271 30.8 40.0 22.2 .172 .257 .248 36.8
2023 Cutter -2.4 -3 141 6.6 32 .267 .300 .280 19.5 15.6 12.2 .315 .446 .351 44.0
2023 Sweeper 3.3 3 85 4.0 22 .381 .571 .425 22.2 22.7 16.1 .259 .422 .308 31.3
2023 Split-Finger 3.1 1 32 1.5 11 .300 .300 .309 31.6 54.5 30.0 .272 .327 .302 75.0
2023 Screwball 0.0 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 1 456 32.5 92 .304 .443 .369 18.4 22.8 14.2 .287 .458 .366 54.2
2022 Sinker -1.2 -4 306 21.8 76 .258 .288 .299 8.7 14.5 16.7 .286 .342 .318 53.4
2022 Slider -2.1 -6 268 19.1 78 .147 .267 .196 29.4 25.6 23.0 .213 .333 .255 40.0
2022 Curveball -2.1 -3 122 8.7 34 .161 .194 .184 20.0 17.6 11.3 .262 .422 .312 46.2
2022 Changeup 0.6 1 107 7.6 35 .333 .485 .393 19.6 14.3 16.1 .328 .442 .378 39.3
2022 Cutter -1.8 -2 88 6.3 28 .296 .481 .321 14.6 14.3 14.8 .316 .535 .380 45.8
2022 Sweeper -1.3 0 38 2.7 9 .222 .333 .239 38.1 22.2 16.7 .312 .384 .304 57.1
2022 Split-Finger 3.0 0 11 0.8 2 .500 .500 .450 40.0 50.0 16.7 .393 .459 .379 0.0
2022 Slurve 10.9 0 3 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .823 .955 .788 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -2 118 39.3 22 .263 .421 .350 24.1 36.4 25.0 .195 .370 .303 36.4
2021 Slider -1.4 -1 63 21.0 22 .238 .238 .236 24.1 22.7 25.0 .276 .333 .287 68.8
2021 Sinker 1.9 1 44 14.7 8 .375 .625 .425 26.3 37.5 37.5 .180 .194 .168 80.0
2021 Changeup 5.6 2 32 10.7 10 .500 .900 .595 25.0 10.0 12.5 .501 .754 .539 44.4
2021 Curveball 4.3 1 30 10.0 11 .400 .600 .473 23.1 18.2 25.0 .455 .584 .407 55.6
2021 Cutter 1.0 0 7 2.3 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Sweeper 13.4 1 4 1.3 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .095 .105 .087 0.0
2021 Split-Finger 4.0 0 2 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 76 300 0 -1 1 1 2
2022 372 1,450 -14 -7 4 4 -12
2023 526 2,120 -20 -8 12 8 -8
2024 62 228 -3 -3 2 0 -5
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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 %
2021 300 52.7 60.8 84.4 26.8 52.6 39.7 19.7 44.7 24.6 12.7 65.8
2022 1,404 51.6 59.9 86.9 28.3 63.5 41.7 17.4 44.6 19.5 8.3 67.5
2023 2,133 51.5 59.1 86.5 28.5 66.2 42.7 19.5 44.3 19.3 7.7 72.0
2024 228 60.5 60.9 84.5 18.9 64.7 38.2 14.5 44.3 17.8 11.0 64.0
Player 4,065 52.1 59.6 86.3 27.8 64.3 41.9 18.5 44.4 19.7 8.5 69.2
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
2021 80 94
2022 61 88 54 32 64 13 24 86 82 85 58 25 80 58 96 46 80
2023 45 69 31 19 64 19 13 44 84 60 56 47 83 46 91 57 76
2024 59 88 64 38 53 36 46 91 86 86 43 7 82 93 89 33
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 21.2 2 1.9 0 0 1 1 50.0
2022 20.8 6 6.0 0 7 2 4 66.7
2023 23.0 10 12.3 -2 3 9 6 60.0
2024 19.9 1 0.3 1 2 0 0 0.0
Player 21.9 19 20.4 -1 12 12 11 57.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2022 6 5 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 9 9 6 5 8 6 5 6 5 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 7 6 5
2023 10 10 12 8 12 13 13 12 11 10 12 12 12 11 14 13 14 10 15 14 13 14 15 16 9 10 12 13 14 13 12
2024 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Player 19 17 20 15 19 20 22 19 18 17 20 24 23 19 21 23 22 17 23 22 22 23 24 25 16 17 19 21 24 22 19
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.5 91.2 -0.3 89.1 -2.1 92.7 3.6
Launch Angle 6.3 12.0 5.7 9.1 -2.9 19.4 10.3
Barrel % 3.8 5.0 1.2 4.6 -0.4 6.5 1.9
Hard Hit % 53.8 47.1 -6.7 42.8 -4.3 50.0 7.2
Sweet Spot % 30.8 35.2 4.4 32.2 -3.0 45.7 13.5
xBA .292 .275 -0.017 .266 -0.009 .301 0.035
BA .324 .246 -0.078 .261 0.015 .267 0.006
xwOBA .320 .324 0.004 .322 -0.002 .325 0.003
wOBA .356 .285 -0.071 .315 0.030 .293 -0.022
xSLG .411 .404 -0.007 .396 -0.008 .425 0.029
SLG .479 .351 -0.128 .388 0.037 .367 -0.021
K% 26.0 19.6 -6.4 21.1 1.5 22.6 1.5
BB% 5.2 6.4 1.2 8.3 1.9 3.2 -5.1
Swing % 44.7 44.6 -0.1 44.3 -0.3 44.3 0.0
Whiff% 24.6 19.5 -5.1 19.3 -0.2 17.8 -1.5
In Zone % 52.7 51.6 -1.1 51.5 -0.1 60.5 9.0
Out of Zone % 47.3 48.4 1.1 48.5 0.1 39.5 -9.0
Out of Zone Swing % 26.8 28.3 1.5 28.5 0.2 18.9 -9.6
First Pitch Swing % 19.7 17.4 -2.3 19.5 2.1 14.5 -5.0
First Pitch Strike % 67.1 64.7 -2.4 64.3 -0.4 59.7 -4.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2021 Shifts R 76 3 3.9 .358 .293
2022 Shifts R 356 5 1.4 .290 .000
2023 Shades R 525 14 2.7 .306 .556
2024 Shades R 62 1 1.6 .298 .000
! 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 %
2021 106 17.9 16.0% 0.9% 43 23.9 0.0% 16.3%
2022 413 17.2 24.9% 0.5% 261 22.8 0.0% 9.2%
2023 555 14.7 53.7% 0.4% 367 19.0 6.3% 0.5%
2024 55 14.3 65.5% 0.0% 32 18.3 9.4% 0.0%
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Statcast Rankings

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