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Matthew Boyd
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 223LBS | Age: 30

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 8 3.89 15 15 0 78.2 67 1.27
7 Seasons 37 62 4.96 149 145 0 784.1 759 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 15 3-8 3.89 78.2 67 1.27
7 Seasons 149 37-62 4.96 784.1 759 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 89.5 109.5 21.9 32.4 .257 .510 .412 .359 .405 37.2 17.1 7.9 7.54 5.79
2016 25 1683 297 21 7.1 87.5 114.4 18.5 31.6 .229 .391 .328 .295 .333 30.6 19.9 7 4.53 3.77
2017 26 2356 439 26 5.9 86.6 115.5 15.7 34.4 .258 .437 .350 .328 .366 30.3 18.2 8.8 5.27 4.77
2018 27 2860 488 31 6.4 87.4 113.6 22.3 34.6 .209 .372 .305 .288 .330 32.1 22.4 7.2 4.39 3.52
2019 28 3118 491 43 8.8 89.2 114.9 19.5 32.2 .218 .402 .320 .291 .385 35.3 30.2 6.3 4.57 3.77
2020 29 1086 184 20 10.9 87.4 110.8 15.4 37 .258 .476 .378 .348 .409 37 22.1 8.1 6.71 5.31
2021 30 1273 240 19 7.9 87.8 112.9 17.1 28.7 .244 .408 .311 .313 .353 36.3 19.9 6.8 3.89 4.18
13379 2327 178 7.6 87.9 115.5 18.9 33.1 .233 .415 .334 .309 .363 33.5 22.5 7.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Boyd relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42%) ,
Changeup
(22.5%) ,
Slider
(22.4%) ,
Curveball
(7.6%) ,
Sinker
(5.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 535 453 82 42.0 92.0 147 127 35 24 6 1 4 21 109 .276 .245 .433 .451 .342 .335 90.3 23 2333 6.3 18.0 13.6
2021 Changeup 286 284 2 22.5 79.9 80 77 19 13 5 0 1 13 64 .247 .300 .351 .430 .271 .328 85.7 15 1858 6.1 29.9 15.5
2021 Slider 285 157 128 22.4 80.4 80 72 18 11 3 0 4 24 49 .250 .214 .458 .393 .330 .295 83.0 8 2368 6.2 24.3 18.9
2021 Curveball 97 85 12 7.6 73.4 14 11 1 1 0 0 0 6 5 .091 .081 .091 .108 .217 .219 86.6 17 2554 6.1 38.9 17.1
2021 Sinker 70 7 63 5.5 90.9 16 15 4 4 0 0 0 3 13 .267 .209 .267 .230 .220 .213 84.0 -1 2292 6.2 13.2 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 546 481 65 50.3 91.7 130 115 37 17 11 1 8 17 99 .322 .299 .643 .560 .433 .398 88.4 20 2304 6.1 17.5 13.2
2020 Slider 246 184 62 22.7 79.3 57 48 11 3 3 1 4 21 28 .229 .224 .583 .540 .378 .368 85.9 7 2324 6.2 39.4 20.6
2020 Changeup 187 186 1 17.2 79.1 56 52 13 8 2 0 3 14 38 .250 .193 .462 .316 .326 .252 86.5 10 1882 6.1 42.5 26.4
2020 Curveball 81 76 5 7.5 74.1 16 15 2 2 0 0 0 7 8 .133 .180 .133 .214 .156 .208 84.5 17 2506 6.0 40.0 23.3
2020 Sinker 26 7 19 2.4 90.5 12 11 4 3 1 0 0 1 11 .364 .383 .455 .441 .324 .346 82.4 9 2255 6.2 5.9 9.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 33.5 32.4 20.7 13.3 43.1 39.9 17 2.1 24.5 36.2 19.7 6.4 9.6
2016 39.1 27.6 20.5 12.8 38.7 36.4 24.2 3.7 25.9 30.6 21.2 5.4 7.1
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
2018 30.5 32.2 24 13.3 41 34.2 24.4 2.9 22.7 38.9 19.7 8.6 6.4
2019 36 27.3 24.6 12 40.5 34 25.5 2.9 24.6 32.6 23.6 4.5 8.8
2020 38 20.7 33.7 7.6 40.2 36.4 23.4 3.8 30.4 29.3 20.7 4.9 10.9
2021 39.6 29.2 21.3 10 32.9 35.8 31.3 5.4 26.7 31.3 22.1 6.3 7.9
36.3 27.3 24.5 11.9 39.8 35.4 24.6 3.7 25.2 32.9 22.1 6.2 7.6
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Sinker DET L 69 91 22.2 -1.2 -5 16.5 1.9 13
2021 Changeup DET L 286 79.9 37 2.1 6 16.2 2.5 18
2021 4-Seamer DET L 535 92 17.2 -1.4 -9 10.7 3.5 48
2021 Curveball DET L 97 73.4 67.5 4.5 7 12.5 1.5 14
2021 Slider DET L 285 80.4 44.1 2.1 5 3.3 -7 -68
2020 Curveball DET L 81 74.1 65 2.7 4 12.9 2.2 21
2020 Sinker DET L 26 90.5 22.7 -0.8 -3 16.1 1.5 10
2020 Slider DET L 246 79.3 46.8 3.7 9 3.4 -6.5 -66
2020 Changeup DET L 184 79.1 37 1.8 5 16 2.4 18
2020 4-Seamer DET L 545 91.7 18.3 -2.1 -13 11.2 4.1 58
2019 Sinker DET L 119 90.2 23.1 -0.9 -4 14.4 0.1 0
2019 4-Seamer DET L 1509 92.1 17.3 -0.5 -3 10.2 2.5 33
2019 Changeup DET L 182 79.1 32.3 -3.4 -10 11.4 -2.7 -19
2019 Curveball DET L 122 72.2 61.1 -3 -5 14.6 2.1 17
2019 Cutter DET L 1 90.5 12.8 12.1 49 0.3 -2 -116
2019 Slider DET L 1091 79.6 46 2.4 5 4.2 -6.4 -60
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 Curveball DET L 352 72.1 58.3 -6.5 -10 14.5 3.2 28
2018 Sinker DET L 417 90.1 22.4 -1.8 -8 14.3 -0.1 -1
2018 4-Seamer DET L 975 90.5 18.2 -0.7 -4 9 2 28
2017 Changeup DET L 487 80.9 30.4 -2 -6 13.7 0.7 5
2017 Slider DET L 271 86.2 29.4 -4.2 -12 4.1 -7.4 -220
2017 Curveball DET L 423 74.6 48.4 -10.4 -18 12.3 1.3 11
2017 4-Seamer DET L 586 92.6 15.7 -0.6 -4 10.2 2 25
2017 Sinker DET L 572 91.5 20.6 -1.8 -8 15.4 0.4 3
2016 Slider DET L 198 84.3 32.1 -2.4 -7 0.4 -3.4 -114
2016 Changeup DET L 250 79.8 26.9 -4.7 -15 11.6 -0.5 -4
2016 Curveball DET L 175 74.2 52.2 -8.5 -14 10.2 0.8 9
2016 4-Seamer DET L 974 91.7 15 -0.4 -2 11.5 3.6 45
! 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 %
2021 Curveball 0 0 97 7.6 14 .091 .091 .279 38.9 42.9 17.1 .081 .108 .214 20
2021 Sinker -2.7 -2 70 5.5 16 .267 .267 .225 13.2 18.8 20 .209 .23 .213 30.8
2021 Slider 0.7 2 285 22.4 80 .25 .458 .343 24.3 30 18.9 .214 .393 .294 30.6
2021 Changeup -0.7 -2 286 22.5 80 .247 .351 .298 29.9 16.3 15.5 .3 .43 .328 32.8
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 535 42 147 .276 .433 .347 18 14.3 13.6 .245 .451 .336 42.2
2020 Sinker 2.9 1 26 2.4 12 .364 .455 .329 5.9 8.3 9.1 .383 .441 .346 9.1
2020 Curveball 1.3 1 81 7.5 16 .133 .133 .156 40 43.8 23.3 .18 .214 .206 12.5
2020 Changeup -0.9 -2 187 17.2 56 .25 .462 .346 42.5 25 26.4 .193 .316 .252 28.9
2020 Slider 3.6 9 246 22.7 57 .229 .583 .396 39.4 36.8 20.6 .224 .54 .366 46.4
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 3 546 50.3 130 .322 .643 .438 17.5 13.1 13.2 .299 .56 .398 42.4
2019 Cutter 21.8 0 1 0 1 .7 0 0 .7
2019 Curveball 2.2 3 122 3.9 14 .5 1.143 .686 35 14.3 25 .396 .97 .552 50
2019 Sinker 0.4 1 119 3.8 37 .29 .419 .401 14.7 10.8 17.4 .253 .373 .35 39.3
2019 Changeup 0.9 2 182 5.8 46 .262 .357 .339 37.3 17.4 20 .277 .364 .303 11.4
2019 Slider -0.4 -4 1091 35 274 .189 .339 .26 43.6 41.2 25.8 .188 .331 .246 30.6
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 3 1509 48.4 394 .269 .535 .369 24.1 26.4 23.7 .234 .459 .318 40
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 2 229 8 58 .283 .547 .368 28.6 10.3 12.2 .269 .552 .373 31.3
2018 Sinker 2.7 11 417 14.6 99 .352 .67 .464 10.4 6.1 9.1 .285 .54 .385 44.6
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 -1.5 -13 881 30.8 252 .179 .306 .242 32.7 33.7 24.1 .174 .291 .239 28.4
2017 Slider 2.2 6 271 11.5 74 .371 .586 .427 26.3 20.3 15.2 .277 .443 .327 21.8
2017 Curveball -0.7 -3 423 18 83 .164 .219 .212 28.8 28.9 22.4 .161 .221 .209 7.7
2017 Changeup 0.2 1 487 20.7 131 .276 .422 .353 31.7 18.3 18.6 .236 .383 .312 23.9
2017 4-Seamer 0.6 3 586 24.9 141 .276 .52 .369 19.8 21.3 14.9 .258 .492 .341 35.4
2017 Sinker 0.8 5 572 24.3 168 .34 .547 .4 12.5 9.5 11.3 .321 .547 .395 42.8
! 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 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 535 92 89 18.3 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Sinker 69 91 89 20.1 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Slider 285 80.4 31 5.9 3:15 4:30 -75
! 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 1003 6 5 5 3 20
2016 412 1683 -5 -4 6 5 2
2017 597 2339 0 -6 9 9 12
2018 707 2855 -5 -25 17 14 2
2019 766 3024 5 -19 14 4 4
2020 271 1086 6 -8 7 7 12
2021 337 1273 -2 -17 9 6 -4
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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 1003 51.7 63.2 82.3 25.4 68.3 42.1 59.1 45 20.6 8.4 66.7
2016 1683 51.4 68.6 82.6 31.3 71.5 43.3 62.9 50.4 20.3 8.9 72
2017 2356 50.9 68.9 81.6 27.8 63.9 46.1 59.5 48.6 22.6 7.6 79.8
2018 2860 49.7 67.5 82.3 25.7 58.3 42.5 58.5 46.5 23.4 7.4 73
2019 3118 50.2 68.9 77.4 30.7 48.5 42.9 64.5 49.8 31.1 7.5 73.7
2020 1086 45.4 70.2 82.4 30.5 51.9 42.3 59.4 48.5 27.9 6.5 66.2
2021 1273 52 69.2 81.4 31.1 66.3 43.9 71.8 50.9 22.7 6.8 70.1
13379 50.3 68.2 81 28.8 59.5 43.4 62.1 48.6 24.8 7.6 72.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 3 25 1 0 27 38 1 13 14 27 42 31 3 37 89 38
2016 65 70 53 40 76 34 23 76 78 41 64 27 65 35 82 24
2017 29 30 27 28 34 21 50 65 72 24 41 38 29 40 59 20
2018 69 81 57 35 82 16 49 76 73 51 68 40 69 18 61 26
2019 72 75 54 34 87 4 19 33 60 86 76 84 72 37 76 18
2020 21 30 17 15 35 1 12 65 51 42 57 59 21 32 55 50
2021 46 42 44 44 55 45 48 72 67 24 72 23 46 28 69 65
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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 22.9 39 38 1 10 19 23 59
2020 24.6 15 14.6 0 3 9 1 6.7
2021 22 9 9.8 -1 2 6 1 11.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 39 40 44 35 43 37 38 41 38 40 39 38 28 40 37 44 34 43 36 42 27 35 34 34 36 43 37 35 41 35 46
2020 15 14 14 15 16 13 14 16 16 16 14 14 11 13 13 16 12 16 13 15 7 13 13 16 15 16 14 13 16 11 16
2021 9 8 11 8 12 8 10 11 8 8 10 11 5 9 8 11 6 9 6 9 5 9 9 8 9 10 9 7 8 7 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 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
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
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
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
Exit Velocity 89.5 87.5 -2 86.6 -0.9 87.4 0.8 89.2 1.8 87.4 -1.8 87.8 0.4
Launch Angle 21.9 18.5 -3.4 15.7 -2.8 22.3 6.6 19.5 -2.8 15.4 -4.1 17.1 1.7
Barrel % 9.6 7.1 -2.5 5.9 -1.2 6.4 0.5 8.8 2.4 10.9 2.1 7.9 -3
Hard Hit % 37.2 30.6 -6.6 30.3 -0.3 32.1 1.8 35.3 3.2 37 1.7 36.3 -0.7
Sweet Spot % 32.4 31.6 -0.8 34.4 2.8 34.6 0.2 32.2 -2.4 37 4.8 28.7 -8.3
xBA .257 .229 -0.028 .258 0.029 .209 -0.049 .218 0.009 .258 0.04 .244 -0.014
BA .313 .258 -0.055 .291 0.033 .228 -0.063 .247 0.019 .278 0.031 .255 -0.023
xwOBA .359 .295 -0.064 .328 0.033 .288 -0.04 .291 0.003 .348 0.057 .313 -0.035
wOBA .412 .328 -0.084 .35 0.022 .305 -0.045 .32 0.015 .378 0.058 .311 -0.067
xSLG .51 .391 -0.119 .437 0.046 .372 -0.065 .402 0.03 .476 0.074 .408 -0.068
SLG .612 .449 -0.163 .472 0.023 .41 -0.062 .465 0.055 .552 0.087 .397 -0.155
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
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
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
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
In Zone % 51.7 51.4 -0.3 50.9 -0.5 49.7 -1.2 50.2 0.5 45.4 -4.8 52 6.6
Out of Zone % 48.3 48.6 0.3 49.1 0.5 50.3 1.2 49.8 -0.5 54.6 4.8 48 -6.6
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 31.3 5.9 27.8 -3.5 25.7 -2.1 30.7 5 30.5 -0.2 31.1 0.6
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
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
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 390 .322 321 4 1.2 69 9 13.0
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

Pitch Distribution