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

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

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 % 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 .413 .328 .310 .353 32.7 19.9 7.0 4.53 4.07
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 5.27
2021 30 1273 240 19 7.9 5.6 87.8 112.9 17.1 28.7 .245 .410 .311 .314 .354 36.3 19.9 6.8 3.89 4.18
Player 13379 2327 178 7.6 5.3 87.9 115.5 18.8 33.2 .237 .421 .334 .313 .370 33.8 22.5 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 .304 .351 .436 .271 .332 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 .301 .643 .565 .433 .400 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 .223 .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 % 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
Player 36.3 27.9 23.9 11.9 39.8 35.4 24.5 3.7 25.5 33.1 22.2 6.2 7.6 5.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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
2021 Sinker DET L 70 90.9 22.2 -1.3 -5 16.5 1.9 13
2021 4-Seamer DET L 535 92.0 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 Changeup DET L 286 79.9 37.0 2.2 6 16.2 2.5 18
2021 Slider DET L 285 80.4 44.1 2.1 5 3.3 -7.0 -68
2020 Sinker DET L 26 90.5 22.7 -0.8 -3 16.1 1.5 10
2020 Curveball DET L 81 74.1 65.0 2.7 4 12.9 2.2 21
2020 Slider DET L 246 79.3 46.8 3.6 8 3.4 -6.6 -66
2020 4-Seamer DET L 546 91.7 18.3 -2.0 -13 11.2 4.1 58
2020 Changeup DET L 187 79.1 37.0 1.8 5 15.9 2.4 17
2019 Cutter DET L 1 90.5 12.8 12.1 49 0.3 -2.0 -116
2019 Sinker DET L 119 90.2 23.1 -0.9 -4 14.4 0.1 1
2019 Curveball DET L 122 72.2 61.1 -3.0 -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 Changeup DET L 182 79.1 32.3 -3.4 -10 11.4 -2.7 -19
2019 Slider DET L 1,091 79.6 46.0 2.4 5 4.2 -6.4 -60
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 2.0 28
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 -1.8 -8 14.3 -0.1 -1
2018 Changeup DET L 229 78.6 34.6 -0.6 -2 10.3 -2.4 -19
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 4-Seamer DET L 586 92.6 15.7 -0.6 -4 10.2 2.0 25
2017 Slider DET L 271 86.2 29.4 -4.2 -12 4.1 -7.4 -220
2016 Changeup DET L 262 79.8 26.9 -4.7 -15 11.4 -0.7 -6
2016 4-Seamer DET L 1,018 91.8 15.0 -0.4 -3 11.4 3.5 43
2016 Curveball DET L 190 74.2 52.6 -8.2 -13 10.4 1.1 11
2016 Slider DET L 205 84.3 32.2 -2.3 -7 0.4 -3.3 -113
! 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 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 535 42.0 147 .276 .433 .347 18.0 14.3 13.6 .245 .451 .336 42.2
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 .393 .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 -3.0 -2 70 5.5 16 .267 .267 .225 13.2 18.8 20.0 .209 .230 .213 30.8
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 .235 .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 .373 .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 .552 .373 31.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.6 3 586 24.9 141 .276 .520 .364 19.8 21.3 14.9 .264 .504 .348 35.4
2017 Sinker 0.7 4 572 24.3 168 .340 .547 .399 12.5 9.5 11.3 .326 .554 .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 .327 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 535 92.0 89 18.3 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Sinker 69 91.0 89 20.1 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Slider 285 80.4 31 5.9 3:15 4:30 -75
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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 -5 -25 18 14 2
2019 766 3,024 4 -19 14 4 4
2020 271 1,086 7 -8 7 7 13
2021 337 1,273 -3 -17 9 6 -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 8.9 72.0
2017 2,356 50.9 68.9 81.6 27.8 63.9 46.1 59.5 48.6 22.6 7.6 79.8
2018 2,860 49.7 67.5 82.3 25.7 58.3 42.5 58.5 46.5 23.4 7.4 73.0
2019 3,118 50.2 68.9 77.4 30.7 48.5 42.9 64.5 49.8 31.1 7.5 73.7
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
Player 13,379 50.3 68.2 81.0 28.8 59.5 43.4 62.1 48.6 24.8 7.6 72.9
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 3 27 1 1 30 38 1 13 14 27 42 31 3 37 89 33
2016 50 59 41 30 68 32 19 69 66 41 64 27 50 36 82 21
2017 28 27 26 27 32 21 50 65 72 24 41 38 28 39 60 17
2018 73 82 60 38 82 18 56 75 73 51 68 40 73 18 62 24
2019 71 75 52 32 85 4 19 33 61 86 76 84 71 36 76 15
2020 22 31 17 15 35 1 12 66 51 42 57 59 22 33 57 48
2021 47 42 44 45 54 45 48 72 67 24 72 23 47 29 70 62
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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 38.0 1.0 10 19 23 59.0
2020 24.6 15 14.1 1.0 3 10 6 40.0
2021 22.0 9 8.7 0.0 2 8 4 44.4

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 0 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 10 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 +/-   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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
xBA .26 .241 -0.019 .263 0.022 .209 -0.054 .222 0.013 .258 0.036 .245 -0.013 undefined
BA .313 .258 -0.055 .291 0.033 .228 -0.063 .247 0.019 .278 0.031 .255 -0.023 undefined
xwOBA .362 .31 -0.052 .333 0.023 .287 -0.046 .296 0.009 .349 0.053 .314 -0.035 undefined
wOBA .412 .328 -0.084 .35 0.022 .305 -0.045 .32 0.015 .378 0.058 .311 -0.067 undefined
xSLG .515 .413 -0.102 .445 0.032 .37 -0.075 .41 0.04 .479 0.069 .41 -0.069 undefined
SLG .612 .449 -0.163 .472 0.023 .41 -0.062 .465 0.055 .552 0.087 .397 -0.155 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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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

Pitch Distribution