Matthew Festa
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 7, #207, Seattle Mariners | East Stroudsburg
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 4.35 21 0 0 20.2 31 1.16
3 Seasons 0 2 4.56 49 1 0 51.1 56 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 21 0-0 4.35 20.2 31 1.16
3 Seasons 49 0-2 4.56 51.1 56 1.38

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
2018 25 159 33 2 6.1 5 88.3 109.5 12.7 48.5 .335 .483 .375 .379 .396 33.3 10.0 5.0 2.16 6.44
2019 26 407 65 7 10.8 6.9 89.1 107.2 16.3 30.8 .249 .489 .355 .361 .417 39.0 20.8 11.9 5.64 5.97
2022 29 372 47 6 12.8 6.9 86.8 112.6 20.1 38.3 .192 .418 .330 .299 .419 27.7 35.6 8.0 4.36 3.26
Player 938 145 15 10.3 6.6 88.1 112.6 16.7 37.2 .243 .459 .349 .340 .413 33.8 24.6 9.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Festa relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(54.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(44.1%) ,
Curveball
(0.8%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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
2018 33.3 18.2 45.5 3.0 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 27.3 27.3 39.4 0.0 6.1 5.0
2019 40.0 24.6 23.1 12.3 32.3 49.2 18.5 1.5 29.2 24.6 18.5 4.6 10.8 6.9
2022 34.0 36.2 19.1 10.6 42.6 27.7 29.8 8.5 23.4 34.0 17.0 4.3 12.8 6.9
Player 36.6 26.9 26.9 9.7 35.9 38.6 25.5 3.4 26.9 28.3 22.8 3.4 10.3 6.6
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 Slider SEA R 204 82.9 37.6 -1.1 -3 16.4 6.6 67
2022 Curveball SEA R 3 83.9 45.7 1.1 3 16.1 4.1 34
2022 Sinker SEA R 1 93.9 19.3 -6.0 -24 13.7 -2.2 -14
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 164 92.7 17.5 -0.4 -2 5.2 -3.9 -43
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 176 92.6 17.0 0.2 1 4.8 -3.7 -44
2019 Slider SEA R 150 86.2 32.1 -3.3 -9 7.2 2.1 42
2019 Curveball SEA R 28 81.7 47.7 -2.4 -5 7.1 -2.0 -22
2019 Sinker SEA R 24 92.0 25.2 0.7 3 13.6 -1.9 -12
2019 Cutter SEA R 3 92.1 19.6 5.1 21 2.2 0.7 44
2018 Sinker SEA R 9 93.1 24.8 1.9 8 13.6 -1.4 -9
2018 Curveball SEA R 4 80.5 50.9 -1.3 -2 6.2 -3.0 -33
2018 Slider SEA R 79 86.9 34.0 -0.4 -1 6.7 2.4 56
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 67 92.8 18.9 -1.6 -10 4.7 -3.8 -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 %
2022 Slider 0.6 1 204 54.8 40 .263 .316 .278 34.9 40.0 24.6 .179 .247 .207 22.7
2022 4-Seamer -1.0 -2 164 44.1 46 .154 .513 .335 32.5 32.6 26.8 .191 .521 .353 29.2
2022 Curveball 33.2 1 3 0.8 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .746 2.892 1.463 100.0
2022 Sinker 7.4 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 0 176 43.2 36 .231 .769 .480 16.5 19.4 15.2 .304 .799 .514 60.0
2019 Slider 0.9 1 150 36.9 42 .243 .405 .293 29.9 23.8 19.2 .210 .291 .252 27.6
2019 Curveball 3.6 1 28 6.9 6 .333 .500 .358 38.5 16.7 12.5 .203 .237 .195 20.0
2019 Sinker 6.6 2 24 5.9 8 .333 .833 .538 10.0 12.5 33.3 .386 .788 .533 40.0
2019 Cutter -9.6 0 3 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 Slider 4.4 3 79 49.7 21 .476 .619 .479 19.5 9.5 6.9 .370 .529 .388 26.3
2018 4-Seamer -1.0 -1 67 42.1 14 .182 .182 .279 7.4 0.0 0.0 .377 .563 .469 45.5
2018 Sinker -4.2 0 9 5.7 4 .250 .500 .313 33.3 25.0 33.3 .126 .143 .119 33.3
2018 Curveball -4.1 0 4 2.5 1 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
! 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
2022 4-Seam Fastball 164 92.7 72 14.7 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Slider 203 82.9 48 17.4 8:15 9:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 40 159 -1 2 0 1 2
2019 93 381 2 -4 3 3 4
2022 87 372 0 -2 2 1 1
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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 %
2018 159 52.8 64.3 87.0 26.7 70.0 42.8 62.5 46.5 16.2 4.4 85.7
2019 407 49.9 67.9 82.9 22.0 54.8 44.1 54.5 45.0 23.5 7.9 80.0
2022 372 50.0 61.8 75.7 30.6 43.9 42.7 59.8 46.2 33.7 8.1 86.7
Player 938 50.4 64.8 80.9 26.3 52.1 43.3 57.9 45.7 26.3 7.3 83.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 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
2018 53 41
2019 41 53
2022 37 75
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2019 23.5 5 4.5 1 1 2 3 60.0
2022 25.1 5 5.1 0 1 1 4 80.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2019 5 6 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 6 3 5 6 4 4 4 5 4 6 4 5 5 5
2022 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6
! 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 92.8 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 0 0
Breaking Velocity 86.6 -1.1
Exit Velocity 88.3 0.8
Launch Angle 12.7 3.6
Barrel % 6.1 4.7
Hard Hit % 33.3 5.7
Sweet Spot % 48.5 -17.7
xBA .335 -0.086
BA .351 -0.11
xwOBA .379 -0.018
wOBA .375 -0.02
xSLG .483 0.006
SLG .459 0.071
K% 10 10.8
BB% 5 6.9
Swing % 46.5 -1.5
Whiff% 16.2 7.3
In Zone % 52.8 -2.9
Out of Zone % 47.2 2.9
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 -4.7
First Pitch Swing % 25 -5.2
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 -8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 40 .375 25 2 8.0 15 7 46.7
2019 93 .373 59 0 0.0 34 15 44.1
2022 87 .330 58 24 41.4 29 25 86.2

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 41 17.5 14.6% 2.4% 38 20.1 0.0% 5.3%
2019 118 17.1 22.0% 0.0% 78 22.6 1.3% 6.4%
2022 102 20.7 1.0% 5.9% 76 23.1 0.0% 13.2%
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Pitch Distribution