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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 6 3.44 13 13 0 70.2 56 1.20
7 Seasons 37 60 4.93 147 143 0 776.1 748 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 13 3-6 3.44 70.2 56 1.20
7 Seasons 147 37-60 4.93 776.1 748 1.32

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 30.8 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 3.75
2020 29 1086 184 20 10.9 87.4 110.8 15.4 37 .258 .479 .378 .349 .411 37 22.1 8.1 6.71 5.34
2021 30 1119 217 16 7.4 87.9 112.9 17.7 27.6 .241 .391 .296 .306 .340 36.9 18.8 6.4 3.44 3.94
13225 2304 175 7.6 87.9 115.5 19 33 .233 .414 .333 .309 .363 33.5 22.4 7.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Boyd relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.5%) ,
Changeup
(22.7%) ,
Slider
(22.3%) ,
Curveball
(7.5%) ,
Sinker
(6%) ,


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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 464 385 79 41.5 92.0 134 117 30 22 5 1 2 19 100 .256 .238 .368 .414 .313 .323 89.8 22 2332 6.3 18.5 14.0
2021 Changeup 254 252 2 22.7 80.0 72 70 16 10 5 0 1 10 60 .229 .293 .343 .432 .257 .325 85.2 16 1869 6.1 29.6 13.9
2021 Slider 250 128 122 22.3 80.3 68 61 16 10 3 0 3 20 42 .262 .219 .459 .378 .337 .294 84.1 12 2369 6.2 23.6 17.7
2021 Curveball 84 72 12 7.5 73.5 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 .111 .093 .111 .124 .212 .209 86.2 9 2565 6.1 37.5 16.1
2021 Sinker 67 5 62 6.0 90.9 13 12 3 3 0 0 0 2 11 .250 .184 .250 .195 .204 .182 85.9 -3 2291 6.2 11.4 15.4
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 2305 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 1900 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 39.4 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 41.2 34.4 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 40.1 28.1 20.7 11.1 30.9 38.2 30.9 5.1 26.7 31.8 22.6 6 7.4
36.3 27.2 24.5 12 39.8 35.6 24.5 3.7 25.2 32.9 22.1 6.2 7.6
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Curveball DET L 84 73.5 67.7 4.6 7 12.8 1.8 16
2021 Changeup DET L 254 80 37 2 6 16.3 2.6 19
2021 4-Seamer DET L 464 92 17.2 -1.5 -9 10.8 3.6 49
2021 Slider DET L 250 80.3 44.4 2 5 3.4 -6.9 -67
2021 Sinker DET L 66 90.9 22.4 -1.1 -5 16.5 1.8 12
2020 Slider DET L 246 79.3 46.8 3.7 9 3.4 -6.6 -66
2020 4-Seamer DET L 546 91.7 18.3 -2.1 -13 11.2 4.1 58
2020 Sinker DET L 26 90.5 22.7 -0.7 -3 16.1 1.5 10
2020 Curveball DET L 81 74.1 65 2.7 4 12.9 2.2 21
2020 Changeup DET L 187 79.1 37 1.8 5 15.9 2.4 17
2019 Cutter DET L 1 90.5 12.8 12.1 49 0.3 -2 -116
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 -0.8 -4 14.4 0.1 1
2019 Curveball DET L 122 72.2 61.1 -3 -5 14.6 2.1 17
2019 Slider DET L 1091 79.6 46 2.4 5 4.2 -6.4 -60
2019 4-Seamer DET L 1509 92.1 17.3 -0.5 -3 10.2 2.6 33
2018 Sinker DET L 417 90.1 22.4 -1.8 -7 14.3 -0.1 -1
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 Changeup DET L 229 78.6 34.6 -0.6 -2 10.3 -2.4 -19
2018 4-Seamer DET L 975 90.5 18.2 -0.7 -4 9 2 29
2017 Sinker DET L 572 91.5 20.6 -1.8 -8 15.4 0.4 3
2017 Changeup DET L 487 80.9 30.4 -2 -6 13.7 0.7 5
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 Slider DET L 271 86.2 29.4 -4.2 -12 4.1 -7.4 -222
2016 Curveball DET L 175 74.2 52.2 -8.5 -14 10.2 0.8 9
2016 Changeup DET L 250 79.8 26.9 -4.7 -15 11.6 -0.5 -4
2016 Slider DET L 198 84.3 32.1 -2.3 -7 0.4 -3.4 -114
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 0.4 0 84 7.5 11 .111 .111 .291 37.5 45.5 16.1 .093 .124 .204 25
2021 Sinker -3.1 -2 67 6 13 .25 .25 .208 11.4 15.4 15.4 .184 .195 .182 36.4
2021 Slider 0.8 2 250 22.3 68 .262 .459 .351 23.6 29.4 17.7 .219 .378 .293 33.3
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 254 22.7 72 .229 .343 .284 29.6 13.9 13.9 .293 .432 .325 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -1 -5 464 41.5 134 .256 .368 .317 18.5 14.2 14 .238 .414 .324 41
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 .301 .565 .4 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 161 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 529 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 249 80 87 17.7 10:15 9:30 45
2021 Curveball 84 73.5 94 23.9 4:45 4:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 464 92 90 18.4 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Sinker 66 90.9 89 20.1 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Slider 250 80.3 32 6.2 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 251 998 6 5 5 3 20
2016 410 1675 -6 -4 6 5 1
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 298 1119 -7 -14 9 6 -6
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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 82.8 25.5 68.3 42.1 59.1 45 20.6 8.3 66.3
2016 1683 51.2 68.7 82.9 31.3 71.5 43.3 62.9 50.4 20.3 8.8 72.8
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 1119 53.1 68.9 81.2 31.4 67.3 42.6 71.1 51.3 22.5 7.6 69.4
13225 50.3 68.2 81 28.8 59.5 43.3 61.9 48.6 24.8 7.7 73
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

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 19 27 42 31 3 37 89 38
2016 65 70 53 40 76 34 23 76 79 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 81 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 36 76 17
2020 20 30 16 15 34 1 12 65 51 42 57 59 20 32 55 50
2021 53 41 49 53 64 32 54 67 64 17 75 20 53 26 64 63
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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 37.6 1 9 19 24 61.5
2020 24.6 15 13.7 1 2 10 6 40
2021 22 6 5.8 0 3 5 3 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 39 41 44 35 43 37 37 40 39 40 39 38 29 39 37 41 32 36 36 41 30 36 35 36 36 42 35 36 41 34 44
2020 15 14 14 15 16 13 13 15 16 16 14 13 8 13 12 16 12 15 13 15 8 13 13 15 14 16 13 13 15 11 16
2021 6 6 8 5 9 5 6 8 7 5 7 8 3 6 5 8 3 5 4 6 3 7 5 5 6 7 6 4 5 5 8
! 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 91.8 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 80 0.9
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 87.9 0.5
Launch Angle 21.9 18.5 -3.4 15.7 -2.8 22.3 6.6 19.5 -2.8 15.4 -4.1 17.7 2.3
Barrel % 9.6 7.1 -2.5 5.9 -1.2 6.4 0.5 8.8 2.4 10.9 2.1 7.4 -3.5
Hard Hit % 37.2 30.8 -6.4 30.3 -0.5 32.1 1.8 35.3 3.2 37 1.7 36.9 -0.1
Sweet Spot % 32.4 31.6 -0.8 34.4 2.8 34.6 0.2 32.2 -2.4 37 4.8 27.6 -9.4
xBA .257 .229 -0.028 .258 0.029 .209 -0.049 .218 0.009 .258 0.04 .241 -0.017
BA .313 .258 -0.055 .291 0.033 .228 -0.063 .247 0.019 .278 0.031 .245 -0.033
xwOBA .359 .295 -0.064 .328 0.033 .288 -0.04 .291 0.003 .349 0.058 .306 -0.043
wOBA .412 .328 -0.084 .35 0.022 .305 -0.045 .32 0.015 .378 0.058 .296 -0.082
xSLG .51 .391 -0.119 .437 0.046 .372 -0.065 .402 0.03 .479 0.077 .391 -0.088
SLG .612 .449 -0.163 .472 0.023 .41 -0.062 .465 0.055 .552 0.087 .368 -0.184
K% 17.1 19.9 2.8 18.2 -1.7 22.4 4.2 30.2 7.8 22.1 -8.1 18.8 -3.3
BB% 7.9 7 -0.9 8.8 1.8 7.2 -1.6 6.3 -0.9 8.1 1.8 6.4 -1.7
Swing % 45 50.4 5.4 48.6 -1.8 46.5 -2.1 49.8 3.3 48.5 -1.3 51.3 2.8
Whiff% 20.6 20.3 -0.3 22.6 2.3 23.4 0.8 31.1 7.7 27.9 -3.2 22.5 -5.4
In Zone % 51.7 51.2 -0.5 50.9 -0.3 49.7 -1.2 50.2 0.5 45.4 -4.8 53.1 7.7
Out of Zone % 48.3 48.8 0.5 49.1 0.3 50.3 1.2 49.8 -0.5 54.6 4.8 46.9 -7.7
Out of Zone Swing % 25.5 31.3 5.8 27.8 -3.5 25.7 -2.1 30.7 5 30.5 -0.2 31.4 0.9
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 36.6 4.9
First Pitch Strike % 59.1 62.9 3.8 59.5 -3.4 58.5 -1 64.5 6 59.4 -5.1 71.1 11.7
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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 298 .296 223 83 37.2 75 45 60.0

Pitch Distribution