Matthew Boyd
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 223LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 6, #175, Toronto Blue Jays | Oregon State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 0 1.35 10 0 0 13.1 13 0.98
8 Seasons 39 62 4.90 159 145 0 797.2 772 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 10 2-0 1.35 13.1 13 0.98
8 Seasons 159 39-62 4.90 797.2 772 1.32

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
2015 24 1003 188 18 9.6 7.1 89.5 109.5 21.9 32.4 .260 .515 .412 .362 .409 37.2 17.1 7.9 7.54 5.62
2016 25 1683 297 22 7.4 5.3 87.8 114.4 18.2 32.7 .241 .415 .328 .311 .355 32.7 19.9 7.0 4.53 4.08
2017 26 2356 439 26 5.9 4.3 86.6 115.5 15.7 34.4 .263 .445 .350 .333 .374 30.3 18.2 8.8 5.27 4.83
2018 27 2860 488 30 6.1 4.2 87.4 113.6 22.3 34.4 .209 .370 .305 .287 .329 32.3 22.4 7.2 4.39 3.45
2019 28 3118 491 43 8.8 5.5 89.2 114.9 19.5 32.2 .222 .410 .320 .296 .396 35.3 30.2 6.3 4.57 3.83
2020 29 1086 184 20 10.9 7.4 87.4 110.8 15.4 37.0 .258 .479 .378 .349 .411 37.0 22.1 8.1 6.71 5.30
2021 30 1273 240 19 7.9 5.6 87.8 112.9 17.1 28.7 .244 .409 .311 .314 .354 36.3 19.9 6.8 3.89 4.18
2022 31 192 31 1 3.2 1.9 82.3 107.8 15.8 32.3 .188 .269 .175 .257 .281 19.4 24.5 15.1 1.35 2.70
Player 13571 2358 179 7.6 5.2 87.8 115.5 18.8 33.2 .236 .420 .331 .313 .369 33.6 22.5 7.5
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

Boyd relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(32.8%) ,
Slider
(32.3%) ,
Changeup
(18.8%) ,
Sinker
(14.6%) ,
Curveball
(1.6%) ,


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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
2015 33.5 32.4 20.7 13.3 43.1 39.9 17.0 2.1 24.5 36.2 19.7 6.4 9.6 7.1
2016 39.1 27.6 20.5 12.8 38.7 36.7 23.9 3.7 27.9 32.0 22.2 5.4 7.4 5.3
2017 39.6 21.4 27.3 11.6 40.8 34.9 24.1 5.5 25.5 28.9 25.3 6.4 5.9 4.3
2018 30.5 32.2 24.0 13.3 41.0 34.2 24.4 2.9 22.7 39.1 19.7 8.6 6.1 4.2
2019 36.0 27.3 24.6 12.0 40.5 34.0 25.5 2.9 24.6 32.6 23.6 4.5 8.8 5.5
2020 38.0 28.3 26.1 7.6 40.2 36.4 23.4 3.8 30.4 29.3 20.7 4.9 10.9 7.4
2021 39.6 29.2 21.3 10.0 32.9 35.8 31.3 5.4 26.7 31.3 22.1 6.3 7.9 5.6
2022 45.2 25.8 19.4 9.7 25.8 51.6 22.6 16.1 29.0 32.3 19.4 0.0 3.2 1.9
Player 36.4 27.9 23.9 11.8 39.7 35.6 24.5 3.9 25.5 33.1 22.2 6.1 7.6 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
2022 Changeup SEA L 36 80.6 37.9 2.4 7 14.8 0.6 4
2022 Sinker SEA L 28 90.6 24.2 -0.2 -1 16.5 1.6 11
2022 4-Seamer SEA L 63 92.6 17.2 -1.3 -8 11.4 3.7 48
2022 Curveball SEA L 3 72.0 67.0 0.2 0 12.8 0.2 2
2022 Slider SEA L 62 80.8 43.1 2.3 6 3.4 -8.1 -71
2021 4-Seamer DET L 534 92.0 17.2 -1.4 -9 10.7 3.4 47
2021 Curveball DET L 97 73.4 67.5 4.5 7 12.5 1.5 14
2021 Changeup DET L 286 79.9 37.0 2.2 6 16.2 2.5 18
2021 Sinker DET L 71 90.9 22.1 -1.6 -7 16.5 1.7 12
2021 Slider DET L 285 80.4 44.1 2.1 5 3.3 -7.1 -68
2020 Curveball DET L 81 74.1 65.0 2.7 4 12.9 2.2 21
2020 Sinker DET L 26 90.5 22.7 -0.9 -4 16.1 1.4 10
2020 4-Seamer DET L 546 91.7 18.3 -2.0 -13 11.2 4.1 57
2020 Changeup DET L 187 79.1 37.0 1.8 5 15.9 2.4 17
2020 Slider DET L 246 79.3 46.8 3.6 8 3.4 -6.6 -66
2019 Changeup DET L 182 79.1 32.3 -3.4 -10 11.4 -2.7 -19
2019 Sinker DET L 119 90.2 23.1 -1.2 -5 14.4 -0.1 -1
2019 Curveball DET L 122 72.2 61.1 -3.1 -5 14.6 2.1 17
2019 4-Seamer DET L 1,509 92.1 17.3 -0.5 -3 10.2 2.5 33
2019 Slider DET L 1,091 79.6 46.0 2.4 5 4.2 -6.4 -60
2019 Cutter DET L 1 90.5 12.8 12.1 49 0.3 -2.0 -116
2018 Changeup DET L 229 78.6 34.6 -0.6 -2 10.3 -2.4 -19
2018 Slider DET L 881 80.5 41.3 -1.9 -4 2.4 -5.9 -71
2018 Sinker DET L 417 90.1 22.4 -1.9 -8 14.3 -0.1 -1
2018 Curveball DET L 352 72.1 58.3 -6.5 -10 14.5 3.2 28
2018 4-Seamer DET L 975 90.5 18.2 -0.7 -4 9.0 1.9 27
2017 Changeup DET L 487 80.9 30.4 -2.0 -6 13.7 0.7 5
2017 Sinker DET L 572 91.5 20.6 -1.8 -8 15.4 0.4 3
2017 Curveball DET L 423 74.6 48.4 -10.4 -18 12.3 1.3 12
2017 Slider DET L 271 86.2 29.4 -4.2 -12 4.1 -7.4 -220
2017 4-Seamer DET L 586 92.6 15.7 -0.6 -4 10.2 2.0 25
2016 4-Seamer DET L 1,018 91.8 15.0 -0.4 -3 12.8 6.0 89
2016 Curveball DET L 190 74.2 52.6 -8.2 -13 10.3 -1.3 -11
2016 Slider DET L 205 84.3 32.2 -2.4 -7 0.8 -6.1 -116
2016 Changeup DET L 262 79.8 26.9 -4.7 -15 13.1 1.3 11
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.7 -1 63 32.8 16 .231 .231 .300 18.2 18.8 13.0 .266 .331 .340 30.0
2022 Slider -2.3 -1 62 32.3 14 .143 .143 .129 34.6 35.7 22.7 .113 .143 .107 11.1
2022 Changeup -2.7 -1 36 18.8 9 .000 .000 .088 58.8 33.3 27.3 .112 .120 .177 0.0
2022 Sinker -5.0 -1 28 14.6 11 .000 .000 .127 14.3 18.2 100.0 .251 .489 .388 28.6
2022 Curveball -1.2 0 3 1.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 534 41.9 146 .270 .405 .335 18.0 14.4 13.6 .244 .444 .334 41.7
2021 Changeup -0.8 -2 286 22.5 80 .247 .351 .302 29.9 16.3 15.5 .304 .436 .332 32.8
2021 Slider 0.6 2 285 22.4 80 .250 .458 .343 24.3 30.0 18.9 .214 .392 .294 30.6
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 97 7.6 14 .091 .091 .279 38.9 42.9 17.1 .081 .108 .214 20.0
2021 Sinker -1.6 -1 71 5.6 17 .313 .500 .329 12.8 17.6 20.0 .218 .299 .241 35.7
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 3 546 50.3 130 .322 .643 .438 17.5 13.1 13.2 .301 .565 .400 42.4
2020 Slider 4.2 10 246 22.7 57 .229 .583 .411 39.4 36.8 20.6 .223 .540 .366 46.4
2020 Changeup -1.0 -2 187 17.2 56 .250 .462 .346 42.5 25.0 26.4 .193 .316 .252 28.9
2020 Curveball 1.3 1 81 7.5 16 .133 .133 .156 40.0 43.8 23.3 .180 .214 .206 12.5
2020 Sinker 2.8 1 26 2.4 12 .364 .455 .329 5.9 8.3 9.1 .383 .441 .346 9.1
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 4 1,509 48.4 394 .269 .535 .370 24.1 26.4 23.7 .234 .460 .319 40.0
2019 Slider -0.4 -5 1,091 35.0 274 .189 .339 .260 43.6 41.2 25.8 .188 .331 .246 30.6
2019 Changeup 0.9 2 182 5.8 46 .262 .357 .339 37.3 17.4 20.0 .277 .364 .303 11.4
2019 Curveball 2.2 3 122 3.9 14 .500 1.143 .686 35.0 14.3 25.0 .396 .970 .552 50.0
2019 Sinker 0.3 0 119 3.8 37 .290 .419 .401 14.7 10.8 17.4 .253 .374 .350 39.3
2019 Cutter 21.8 0 1 0.0 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 975 34.1 241 .215 .379 .306 17.6 21.2 16.7 .203 .364 .287 31.5
2018 Slider -1.4 -13 881 30.8 252 .179 .306 .243 32.7 33.7 24.1 .172 .282 .235 29.1
2018 Sinker 2.6 11 417 14.6 99 .352 .670 .464 10.4 6.1 9.1 .285 .540 .385 44.6
2018 Curveball 1.2 4 352 12.3 57 .245 .434 .318 28.6 19.3 12.1 .213 .317 .262 23.8
2018 Changeup 1.0 2 229 8.0 58 .283 .547 .368 28.6 10.3 12.2 .269 .553 .373 31.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.6 3 586 24.9 141 .276 .520 .364 19.8 21.3 14.9 .264 .506 .350 35.4
2017 Sinker 0.7 4 572 24.3 168 .340 .547 .399 12.5 9.5 11.3 .326 .555 .400 42.8
2017 Changeup 0.1 1 487 20.7 131 .276 .422 .356 31.7 18.3 18.6 .238 .386 .314 23.9
2017 Curveball -0.7 -3 423 18.0 83 .164 .219 .212 28.8 28.9 22.4 .161 .221 .209 7.7
2017 Slider 2.1 6 271 11.5 74 .371 .586 .427 26.3 20.3 15.2 .277 .443 .326 21.8
! 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 159 79.1 90 17.6 10:15 9:30 45
2020 Curveball 76 74.2 92 22.3 4:45 4:45 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 528 91.7 91 17.8 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Sinker 24 90.6 93 19.4 10:30 10:00 30
2020 Slider 233 79.3 33 7.0 4:00 5:00 -60
2021 Changeup 281 79.9 87 17.6 10:15 9:30 45
2021 Curveball 97 73.4 94 23.5 4:45 4:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 534 92.0 90 18.3 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Sinker 70 91.0 89 20.1 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Slider 285 80.4 31 5.9 3:15 4:30 -75
2022 Changeup 32 80.5 83 16.0 10:00 9:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 59 92.6 86 18.4 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sinker 28 90.6 86 19.1 10:30 9:45 45
2022 Slider 60 80.7 31 4.9 3:45 4:15 -30
! 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
2015 252 1,003 6 7 5 3 21
2016 412 1,683 -6 -4 6 5 1
2017 597 2,339 0 -7 9 9 11
2018 707 2,855 -6 -24 18 14 2
2019 766 3,024 4 -18 14 4 4
2020 271 1,086 8 -9 7 7 13
2021 337 1,273 -3 -17 9 6 -5
2022 53 200 -1 -5 1 1 -5
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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 %
2015 1,003 51.7 63.2 82.3 25.4 68.3 42.1 59.1 45.0 20.6 8.4 66.7
2016 1,683 51.4 68.6 82.6 31.3 71.5 43.3 62.9 50.4 20.3 8.8 71.6
2017 2,356 50.8 68.9 81.7 27.9 63.9 46.1 59.5 48.6 22.6 7.6 79.8
2018 2,860 49.7 67.6 82.3 25.7 58.3 42.6 58.5 46.5 23.4 7.4 73.0
2019 3,118 50.1 68.8 77.5 30.7 48.5 42.9 64.5 49.8 31.1 7.5 73.6
2020 1,086 45.4 70.2 82.4 30.5 51.9 42.3 59.4 48.5 27.9 6.5 66.2
2021 1,273 52.0 69.2 81.4 31.1 66.3 43.9 71.8 50.9 22.7 6.8 70.1
2022 192 42.7 65.9 79.6 32.7 55.6 43.8 68.0 46.9 30.0 7.8 46.7
Player 13,571 50.1 68.2 81.0 28.9 59.4 43.4 62.1 48.6 24.9 7.6 72.5
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
2015 3 27 1 1 30 38 1 13 14 27 42 31 10 38 89 33 65
2016 50 60 41 29 68 32 19 69 66 41 64 27 77 36 82 21 69
2017 28 28 27 27 32 21 50 65 72 24 41 38 56 39 60 17 49
2018 73 82 61 38 82 18 56 75 73 51 68 40 24 18 62 24 38
2019 71 75 52 31 85 4 18 33 61 86 76 84 67 36 76 15 65
2020 21 31 17 15 35 1 12 66 51 42 57 59 75 33 57 47 32
2021 47 43 44 44 54 45 48 72 67 24 72 23 81 29 70 62 45
2022 28 94 35
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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 22.3 17 17.4 0 4 7 12 70.6
2017 23.0 18 21.2 -3 9 12 12 66.7
2018 23.1 27 28.3 -1 13 22 12 44.4
2019 22.9 39 39.9 -1 8 20 25 64.1
2020 24.6 15 14.7 0 3 8 8 53.3
2021 22.0 9 9.8 -1 3 7 5 55.6
2022 -- 0 0.4 0 1 1 0 --
Player 23.0 125 131.7 -7 41 77 74 59.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 17 16 20 17 17 18 16 18 18 17 17 17 14 16 17 19 18 18 15 17 20 13 16 19 17 19 20 17 18 19 19
2017 18 21 26 21 20 21 20 18 22 25 22 21 17 17 20 24 19 23 15 21 30 18 18 24 24 22 22 18 19 20 27
2018 27 27 38 23 27 30 25 37 33 27 24 26 20 25 29 33 29 30 24 29 32 26 24 29 27 36 29 20 31 23 37
2019 39 42 45 36 40 38 43 47 44 39 38 39 32 40 37 45 38 43 33 41 44 36 35 34 37 43 42 38 43 36 48
2020 15 14 14 15 16 16 0 16 16 16 15 13 12 13 11 16 15 16 13 16 15 14 14 16 15 16 14 12 16 13 17
2021 9 8 12 7 12 12 11 12 11 8 10 11 6 8 9 11 10 8 10 8 12 11 11 9 8 11 10 7 8 11 12
2022 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Player 125 128 156 119 132 136 116 148 146 133 126 127 101 119 123 149 131 138 110 133 154 118 118 131 128 148 137 112 135 122 161
! 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 91.7 91.8 0.1 92 0.2 90.4 -1.6 92 1.6 91.7 -0.3 91.9 0.2 92 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 79.2 79.8 0.6 80.9 1.1 78.6 -2.3 79.1 0.5 79.1 0 79.9 0.8 80.6 0.7
Breaking Velocity 77.5 79.4 1.9 79.1 -0.3 78.1 -1 78.9 0.8 78 -0.9 78.6 0.6 80.3 1.7
Exit Velocity 89.5 87.8 -1.7 86.6 -1.2 87.4 0.8 89.2 1.8 87.4 -1.8 87.8 0.4 82.3 -5.5
Launch Angle 21.9 18.2 -3.7 15.7 -2.5 22.3 6.6 19.5 -2.8 15.4 -4.1 17.1 1.7 15.8 -1.3
Barrel % 9.6 7.4 -2.2 5.9 -1.5 6.1 0.2 8.8 2.7 10.9 2.1 7.9 -3 3.2 -4.7
Hard Hit % 37.2 32.7 -4.5 30.3 -2.4 32.3 2 35.3 3 37 1.7 36.3 -0.7 19.4 -16.9
Sweet Spot % 32.4 32.7 0.3 34.4 1.7 34.4 0 32.2 -2.2 37 4.8 28.7 -8.3 32.3 3.6
xBA .26 .241 -0.019 .263 0.022 .209 -0.054 .222 0.013 .258 0.036 .244 -0.014 .188 -0.056
BA .313 .258 -0.055 .291 0.033 .228 -0.063 .247 0.019 .278 0.031 .255 -0.023 .116 -0.139
xwOBA .362 .311 -0.051 .333 0.022 .287 -0.046 .296 0.009 .349 0.053 .314 -0.035 .257 -0.057
wOBA .412 .328 -0.084 .35 0.022 .305 -0.045 .32 0.015 .378 0.058 .311 -0.067 .175 -0.136
xSLG .515 .415 -0.1 .445 0.03 .37 -0.075 .41 0.04 .479 0.069 .409 -0.07 .269 -0.14
SLG .612 .449 -0.163 .472 0.023 .41 -0.062 .465 0.055 .552 0.087 .397 -0.155 .116 -0.281
K% 17.1 19.9 2.8 18.2 -1.7 22.4 4.2 30.2 7.8 22.1 -8.1 19.9 -2.2 24.5 4.6
BB% 7.9 7 -0.9 8.8 1.8 7.2 -1.6 6.3 -0.9 8.1 1.8 6.8 -1.3 15.1 8.3
Swing % 45 50.4 5.4 48.6 -1.8 46.5 -2.1 49.8 3.3 48.5 -1.3 50.9 2.4 46.9 -4
Whiff% 20.6 20.3 -0.3 22.6 2.3 23.4 0.8 31.1 7.7 27.9 -3.2 22.7 -5.2 30 7.3
In Zone % 51.7 51.4 -0.3 50.8 -0.6 49.7 -1.1 50.1 0.4 45.4 -4.7 52 6.6 42.7 -9.3
Out of Zone % 48.3 48.6 0.3 49.2 0.6 50.3 1.1 49.9 -0.4 54.6 4.7 48 -6.6 57.3 9.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 31.3 5.9 27.9 -3.4 25.7 -2.2 30.7 5 30.5 -0.2 31.1 0.6 32.7 1.6
First Pitch Swing % 25.4 24.5 -0.9 27.1 2.6 23.6 -3.5 33.8 10.2 31.7 -2.1 37.7 6 30 -7.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.1 62.9 3.8 59.5 -3.4 58.5 -1 64.5 6 59.4 -5.1 71.8 12.4 68 -3.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 410 .324 336 4 1.2 74 9 12.2
2017 599 .350 505 7 1.4 94 11 11.7
2018 709 .305 554 39 7.0 155 37 23.9
2019 766 .317 620 127 20.5 146 78 53.4
2020 271 .378 232 114 49.1 39 23 59.0
2021 337 .311 258 93 36.0 79 47 59.5
2022 50 .175 24 5 20.8 26 13 50.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 325 17.4 28.6% 4.6% 162 25.1 5.6% 22.2%
2016 538 16.0 37.2% 2.4% 207 23.3 1.9% 14.0%
2017 687 15.7 41.9% 1.6% 388 25.1 0.3% 18.8%
2018 928 14.8 53.0% 1.4% 438 21.7 0.2% 11.2%
2019 918 15.6 40.7% 1.5% 454 22.8 0.0% 13.4%
2020 309 14.8 53.7% 0.6% 195 23.4 0.0% 9.2%
2021 348 14.3 58.6% 0.9% 198 23.4 0.5% 13.1%
2022 59 16.0 44.1% 1.7% 32 25.0 0.0% 15.6%
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Pitch Distribution