Matthew Liberatore
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 23
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 1, #16, Tampa Bay Rays | Mountain Ridge HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 5.97 9 7 0 34.2 28 1.73
2023 3 6 5.52 19 11 0 58.2 44 1.52
2 Seasons 5 8 5.69 28 18 0 93.1 72 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 9 2-2 5.97 34.2 28 1.73
2023 19 3-6 5.52 58.2 44 1.52
2 Seasons 28 5-8 5.69 93.1 72 1.60
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2022 22 650 114 10 8.8 6.2 91.2 110.3 16.4 38.6 .268 .460 .391 .357 .390 48.2 17.4 11.2 5.97 5.49
2023 23 1018 191 17 8.9 6.4 90.3 113.2 12.6 36.6 .288 .484 .349 .371 .406 42.4 16.7 9.1 5.52 6.05
Player 1668 305 27 8.9 6.4 90.7 113.2 14.0 37.4 .281 .475 .365 .366 .400 44.6 16.9 9.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Liberatore relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(38.3%) ,
Curveball
(22.3%) ,
Sinker
(18.4%) ,
Slider
(12.6%) ,
Changeup
(8.4%) ,


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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
2022 39.5 26.3 24.6 9.6 40.4 36.0 23.7 4.4 27.2 24.6 25.4 9.6 8.8 6.2
2023 42.9 25.1 25.7 6.3 31.4 37.2 31.4 2.6 30.9 24.1 26.7 6.8 8.9 6.4
Player 41.6 25.6 25.2 7.5 34.8 36.7 28.5 3.3 29.5 24.3 26.2 7.9 8.9 6.4
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Slider STL L 124 86.5 35.8 1.1 3 3.9 -0.6 -14
2023 4-Seamer STL L 375 94.1 14.6 -0.2 -2 6.8 0.5 9
2023 Curveball STL L 214 76.4 66.1 7.2 12 11.0 2.4 28
2023 Sinker STL L 171 94.2 16.8 -3.9 -19 13.1 -1.5 -10
2023 Changeup STL L 78 87.2 25.2 -4.3 -14 12.2 -1.8 -13
2022 Sinker STL L 131 92.8 18.8 -2.2 -11 13.1 -0.9 -6
2022 Curveball STL L 151 74.3 67.2 4.2 7 11.6 1.5 15
2022 4-Seamer STL L 223 93.7 14.7 -0.5 -4 6.9 0.7 12
2022 Slider STL L 71 86.0 34.9 0.1 0 4.0 -0.8 -18
2022 Changeup STL L 73 85.9 28.2 -1.6 -5 12.8 -1.0 -8
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 390 38.3 106 .310 .490 .364 15.7 14.2 17.6 .317 .556 .390 45.9
2023 Curveball -2.2 -5 227 22.3 44 .229 .486 .349 33.8 27.3 15.2 .202 .337 .311 32.0
2023 Sinker 0.5 1 187 18.4 63 .224 .327 .347 10.2 15.9 18.9 .274 .497 .400 53.7
2023 Slider -4.3 -5 128 12.6 31 .345 .552 .403 29.5 22.6 17.9 .275 .399 .317 31.8
2023 Changeup -1.0 -1 86 8.4 20 .278 .389 .330 12.5 0.0 0.0 .348 .475 .392 27.8
2022 4-Seamer -1.9 -4 224 34.5 64 .351 .649 .449 18.8 15.6 14.7 .303 .606 .417 43.8
2022 Curveball -0.5 -1 151 23.2 30 .222 .519 .347 35.2 30.0 22.5 .201 .287 .260 38.9
2022 Sinker 1.6 2 131 20.2 40 .250 .321 .341 3.8 7.5 9.4 .257 .395 .378 57.1
2022 Changeup -2.0 -1 73 11.2 12 .455 .818 .550 31.0 0.0 0.0 .399 .633 .463 63.6
2022 Slider -1.4 -1 71 10.9 15 .267 .267 .300 29.4 40.0 16.7 .185 .209 .175 44.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 78 87.2 99 16.1 10:15 10:15 0
2023 Curveball 214 76.4 94 24.8 5:00 5:00 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 374 94.2 93 17.2 11:00 11:15 -15
2023 Sinker 171 94.2 91 19.1 11:15 10:30 45
2023 Slider 124 86.5 22 4.9 2:30 3:15 -45
2022 Changeup 73 85.9 99 15.7 10:15 10:00 15
2022 Curveball 150 74.3 96 23.7 5:00 5:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 224 93.7 94 17.4 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 119 92.9 90 18.4 11:00 10:30 30
2022 Slider 69 86.0 27 5.1 1:45 2:45 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 161 650 1 -1 -4 -2 -5
2023 264 1,018 0 6 -11 -6 -12
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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 %
2022 650 45.8 66.8 83.4 25.0 64.8 45.7 53.4 44.2 21.6 7.4 83.3
2023 1,018 49.3 66.7 89.0 24.4 60.3 41.5 54.2 45.3 18.9 7.8 77.2
Player 1,668 48.0 66.8 86.9 24.7 62.1 43.1 53.9 44.8 19.9 7.6 79.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2022 41 18 84 58
2023 4 4 8 16 4 50 31 17 25 11 39 6 8 53 20 92 39
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 22.7 5 5.8 -1 4 6 1 20.0
2023 23.8 5 8.2 -3 10 6 3 60.0
Player 23.3 10 14.1 -4 14 12 4 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 5 3 6 6 7 6 7 5 4 5 5 9 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 7 6 6 8 5 4 6 7 8 6 6 5
2023 5 7 5 9 8 7 10 6 7 6 7 11 8 7 10 10 12 6 9 10 7 9 12 13 8 5 8 8 7 8 7
Player 10 10 11 15 15 13 17 11 11 11 12 20 14 12 16 16 17 11 14 17 13 15 20 18 12 11 15 16 13 14 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, 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.4 94.2 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.9 87.3 1.4
Breaking Velocity 78.1 80.1 2.0
Exit Velocity 91.2 90.3 -0.9
Launch Angle 16.4 12.6 -3.8
Barrel % 8.8 8.9 0.1
Hard Hit % 48.2 42.4 -5.8
Sweet Spot % 38.6 36.6 -2.0
xBA .268 .288 0.020
BA .304 .281 -0.023
xwOBA .357 .371 0.014
wOBA .391 .349 -0.042
xSLG .460 .484 0.024
SLG .529 .455 -0.074
K% 17.4 16.7 -0.7
BB% 11.2 9.1 -2.1
Swing % 44.2 45.3 1.1
Whiff% 21.6 18.9 -2.7
In Zone % 45.8 49.3 3.5
Out of Zone % 54.2 50.7 -3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 24.4 -0.6
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 26.5 -1.5
First Pitch Strike % 53.4 54.2 0.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 161 .391 121 26 21.5 40 16 40.0
2023 Shades 250 .345 200 23 11.5 50 17 34.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 158 15.5 41.1% 0.0% 148 21.2 1.4% 4.7%
2023 265 13.4 73.6% 0.4% 183 18.2 7.7% 1.6%
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Pitch Distribution