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Sam Clay
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 227LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 4, #110, Minnesota Twins | Buford HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 5 5.60 58 0 0 45.0 34 1.71
1 Season 0 5 5.60 58 0 0 45.0 34 1.71
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 58 0-5 5.60 45.0 34 1.71
1 Season 58 0-5 5.60 45.0 34 1.71

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
2021 28 803 153 9 5.9 89.7 112 0.6 29.4 .267 .406 .342 .333 .354 40.5 15.9 10.3 5.60 4.85
803 153 9 5.9 89.7 112 0.6 29.4 .267 .406 .342 .333 .354 40.5 15.9 10.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Clay relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(65.8%) ,
Slider
(24.4%) ,
Changeup
(9.8%) ,


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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 Sinker 528 293 235 65.8 92.3 140 123 40 31 6 0 3 17 107 .325 .282 .447 .420 .370 .347 90.8 -5 1926 5.7 16.2 13.7
2021 Slider 196 70 126 24.4 84.4 47 43 8 6 1 0 1 15 28 .186 .223 .279 .407 .241 .305 84.9 22 2539 5.6 34.1 22.7
2021 Changeup 79 71 8 9.8 87.0 22 20 7 5 2 0 0 2 18 .350 .271 .450 .323 .377 .301 90.7 -2 1765 5.7 17.1 13.3


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2021 60.1 13.7 23.5 2.6 27.5 42.5 30.1 2 50.3 13.1 25.5 2.6 5.9
60.1 13.7 23.5 2.6 27.5 42.5 30.1 2 50.3 13.1 25.5 2.6 5.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 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 Slider WSH L 196 84.4 42.9 6 16 11.2 5.5 97
2021 Changeup WSH L 79 87 32.3 2.7 9 14.8 0.7 5
2021 Sinker WSH L 526 92.3 25.4 3.1 14 15.7 1 6
! 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 Changeup 3 2 79 9.8 22 .35 .45 .423 17.1 9.1 13.3 .271 .323 .301 44.4
2021 Slider -1.1 -2 196 24.4 47 .186 .279 .244 34.1 31.9 22.7 .223 .407 .305 25
2021 Sinker 1.1 6 528 65.8 140 .325 .447 .376 16.2 12.1 13.7 .282 .42 .347 43.9
! 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
2021 Changeup 74 87 89 15.9 10:15 9:15 60
2021 Sinker 513 92.3 91 17.5 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Slider 194 84.4 33 13.7 5:00 4:00 60
! 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
2021 209 803 -2 -3 7 4 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 %
2021 803 49.8 63.2 85.8 25.8 56.7 44.1 50.9 44.5 20.7 6.7 79.6
803 49.8 63.2 85.8 25.8 56.7 44.1 50.9 44.5 20.7 6.7 79.6
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
2021 24 16 40 65 7 85 81 29 34 5 23 13 24 33 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 22.5 4 4.4 0 3 3 2 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 4 5 7 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 4 4 2 4 5 3 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 4
! 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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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 209 .342 116 15 12.9 93 39 41.9

Pitch Distribution