Steven Matz
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 201LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 2, #72, New York Mets | Ward Melville HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 3 5.44 12 10 0 44.2 52 1.25
8 Seasons 50 51 4.31 153 146 0 775.0 748 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 12 5-3 5.44 44.2 52 1.25
8 Seasons 153 50-51 4.31 775.0 748 1.32

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 24 576 104 1 1 0.7 87.5 108.5 10.4 27.9 .213 .283 .288 .251 .287 31.7 22.8 6.7 2.27 2.57
2016 25 2153 382 15 3.9 2.7 88.6 115.3 6.9 24.1 .221 .329 .299 .269 .330 35.1 23.6 5.7 3.40 3.02
2017 26 1170 228 15 6.6 5 88.4 110.5 9.0 31.1 .285 .469 .363 .346 .389 37.7 16.1 6.4 6.08 5.27
2018 27 2693 434 30 6.9 4.6 88.9 112.2 8.0 28.1 .225 .369 .317 .300 .349 36.0 23.2 8.9 3.97 3.79
2019 28 2702 479 41 8.6 5.9 88.9 113.6 10.3 31.9 .255 .452 .325 .326 .391 38.6 22.1 7.5 4.21 4.73
2020 29 633 96 13 13.5 9.2 91.5 114.7 15.2 42.7 .305 .577 .439 .392 .510 49.0 25.4 7.0 9.69 6.99
2021 30 2557 454 32 7 4.9 87.8 111.9 9.6 32.2 .253 .396 .315 .310 .366 37.9 22.3 6.6 3.82 4.06
2022 31 786 129 13 10.1 6.8 88.8 111.9 13.6 39.5 .253 .383 .321 .299 .386 37.2 27.1 4.7 5.44 3.69
Player 13270 2306 160 6.9 4.8 88.6 115.3 9.5 30.6 .247 .401 .323 .309 .369 37.4 22.5 7.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Matz relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(48.9%) ,
Changeup
(29.1%) ,
Curveball
(19.2%) ,
Slider
(2.8%) ,


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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
2015 49.0 21.2 24.0 5.8 40.4 36.5 23.1 4.8 35.6 27.9 25.0 4.8 1.0 0.7
2016 54.2 17.3 23.0 5.5 29.8 38.2 31.9 2.9 37.2 18.6 21.7 3.4 3.9 2.7
2017 48.7 21.5 23.7 6.1 30.7 40.4 28.9 5.3 32.9 19.3 28.5 5.7 6.6 5.0
2018 50.5 23.5 21.2 4.8 37.1 35.5 27.0 2.1 37.8 21.4 20.5 5.5 6.9 4.6
2019 48.2 22.8 22.8 6.3 36.1 36.3 27.6 4.4 34.4 21.1 25.9 4.8 8.6 5.9
2020 34.4 28.1 32.3 5.2 37.5 32.3 30.2 4.2 21.9 21.9 32.3 5.2 13.5 9.2
2021 46.3 24.4 24.0 5.3 35.7 34.8 29.5 4.2 36.8 21.6 25.6 4.8 7.0 4.9
2022 37.2 24.0 30.2 8.5 38.8 33.3 27.9 1.6 28.7 28.7 26.4 4.7 10.1 6.8
Player 48.1 22.4 23.7 5.7 35.0 36.3 28.6 3.6 35.0 21.4 24.6 4.8 6.9 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 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 Changeup STL L 222 85.1 35.8 4.3 14 15.1 1.1 8
2022 Slider STL L 22 89.6 25.9 -4.9 -16 2.2 -5.9 -161
2022 Curveball STL L 149 77.8 55.2 0.0 0 14.7 4.6 46
2022 Sinker STL L 374 94.5 18.4 -2.9 -14 15.3 0.2 1
2021 Sinker TOR L 1,328 94.5 18.4 -2.1 -10 15.0 0.3 2
2021 Changeup TOR L 598 85.1 34.6 3.4 11 15.9 1.9 13
2021 Slider TOR L 206 88.9 28.9 -2.4 -8 1.0 -4.6 -127
2021 Curveball TOR L 425 77.6 54.8 -0.7 -1 13.3 3.4 34
2020 Changeup NYM L 168 84.8 36.1 4.3 14 16.3 2.8 21
2020 Sinker NYM L 340 94.5 18.0 -2.5 -12 14.9 0.3 2
2020 Slider NYM L 30 89.6 28.7 -2.1 -7 1.6 -5.0 -147
2020 Curveball NYM L 95 77.7 55.6 0.9 2 14.1 3.5 33
2019 Curveball NYM L 401 78.5 53.0 -1.9 -4 12.3 1.7 16
2019 Sinker NYM L 1,367 93.3 20.7 -1.2 -5 15.8 1.1 8
2019 Changeup NYM L 542 84.3 36.1 4.7 15 16.8 3.0 22
2019 Slider NYM L 391 89.5 29.0 -0.7 -2 3.1 -5.7 -216
2018 Sinker NYM L 1,541 93.4 20.5 -0.8 -4 15.2 0.7 5
2018 Curveball NYM L 415 78.5 54.9 0.6 1 10.0 0.4 4
2018 4-Seamer NYM L 15 93.6 14.6 1.0 6 10.6 3.1 41
2018 Slider NYM L 211 88.3 30.2 -0.7 -2 0.9 -4.1 -127
2018 Changeup NYM L 405 84.2 33.1 1.3 4 16.9 3.3 24
2017 4-Seamer NYM L 3 92.5 16.6 -1.6 -10 5.5 -2.4 -30
2017 Curveball NYM L 272 78.2 52.5 0.0 0 9.2 -0.2 -2
2017 Changeup NYM L 157 83.6 30.9 0.4 1 15.7 2.3 17
2017 Sinker NYM L 687 93.1 19.7 -0.6 -3 13.1 -1.6 -11
2017 Slider NYM L 50 85.7 33.6 0.6 2 2.4 -0.9 -28
2016 Changeup NYM L 231 83.8 29.4 -0.1 0 15.6 2.4 18
2016 Slider NYM L 178 88.0 29.3 0.3 1 1.7 0.1 6
2016 Sinker NYM L 1,196 94.2 18.5 0.2 1 13.7 -1.0 -7
2016 Curveball NYM L 308 78.8 52.7 0.4 1 8.8 1.0 12
2016 4-Seamer NYM L 4 92.0 19.0 -3.9 -26 1.6 -6.8 -81
! 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 Sinker 1.4 5 384 48.9 80 .315 .562 .413 31.8 35.0 20.1 .291 .431 .347 44.4
2022 Changeup -1.1 -3 229 29.1 74 .197 .296 .245 25.4 20.3 20.3 .221 .313 .251 35.7
2022 Curveball 1.4 2 151 19.2 32 .250 .469 .305 25.0 25.0 14.5 .242 .444 .294 33.3
2022 Slider 7.9 2 22 2.8 6 .400 .400 .417 10.0 16.7 20.0 .233 .265 .301 0.0
2021 Sinker -0.5 -7 1,328 51.9 326 .296 .422 .355 18.7 21.8 19.1 .276 .426 .340 42.2
2021 Changeup -2.0 -12 598 23.4 192 .209 .341 .274 24.6 19.3 17.4 .237 .393 .291 34.5
2021 Curveball 1.3 5 425 16.6 83 .256 .410 .313 31.4 33.7 21.4 .220 .319 .255 35.3
2021 Slider 2.6 5 206 8.1 46 .302 .558 .426 21.1 17.4 16.3 .222 .345 .275 28.6
2020 Sinker 2.8 9 340 53.7 67 .322 .678 .466 20.6 19.4 14.9 .306 .563 .406 47.8
2020 Changeup 3.2 5 168 26.5 51 .298 .681 .434 32.6 29.4 22.7 .325 .620 .418 47.1
2020 Curveball 2.9 3 95 15.0 20 .400 .750 .533 17.5 35.0 14.9 .267 .534 .335 61.5
2020 Slider 2.6 1 30 4.7 4 .250 1.000 .500 0.0 25.0 12.5 .237 .501 .305 33.3
2019 Sinker 0.1 1 1,367 50.6 312 .276 .442 .349 20.2 23.7 20.8 .261 .434 .327 45.0
2019 Changeup -0.8 -4 542 20.1 156 .255 .510 .366 26.9 12.8 14.5 .317 .640 .416 40.0
2019 Curveball 1.3 5 401 14.8 122 .214 .411 .310 26.2 39.3 23.1 .178 .314 .235 25.4
2019 Slider 0.8 3 391 14.5 93 .282 .459 .354 19.7 10.8 16.1 .237 .378 .305 30.3
2018 Sinker 0.1 1 1,541 57.2 341 .234 .430 .348 18.3 21.1 17.5 .224 .392 .322 37.5
2018 Curveball -0.3 -1 415 15.4 118 .204 .345 .266 30.3 33.9 21.9 .193 .284 .224 31.1
2018 Changeup -0.3 -1 405 15.0 111 .257 .505 .350 29.7 21.6 24.0 .271 .427 .325 30.4
2018 Slider -0.1 0 211 7.8 55 .235 .294 .283 26.6 16.4 15.3 .248 .363 .294 47.6
2018 4-Seamer -3.0 0 15 0.6 2 .000 .000 .350 40.0 50.0 33.3 -- -- .350 [object Object]
2017 Sinker 1.1 8 687 58.7 171 .281 .536 .375 18.1 19.3 15.7 .279 .531 .371 46.0
2017 Curveball 0.9 2 272 23.2 65 .338 .431 .352 11.2 13.8 11.5 .303 .407 .306 26.8
2017 Changeup 1.1 2 157 13.4 47 .341 .523 .412 25.3 8.5 10.8 .288 .386 .314 32.5
2017 Slider 1.1 1 50 4.3 12 .300 .400 .371 17.4 16.7 13.3 .250 .305 .313 12.5
2017 4-Seamer 8.5 0 3 0.3 1 -- -- .700 [object Object] 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 [object Object]
! 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 163 84.8 85 17.2 9:15 9:00 15
2020 Curveball 93 77.7 86 19.6 4:45 4:15 30
2020 Sinker 330 94.4 99 19.6 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Slider 29 89.5 40 5.2 10:45 11:30 -45
2021 Changeup 597 85.1 86 16.9 9:15 9:15 0
2021 Curveball 425 77.6 82 18.3 4:45 4:15 30
2021 Sinker 1,322 94.5 99 19.5 10:15 10:15 0
2021 Slider 204 88.9 40 5.5 11:00 11:45 -45
2022 Changeup 222 85.1 83 16.0 9:15 9:00 15
2022 Curveball 149 77.8 86 19.8 4:45 4:15 30
2022 Sinker 373 94.5 99 19.8 10:15 10:15 0
2022 Slider 21 89.6 57 8.2 10:45 11:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 212 817 -7 -6 2 2 -9
2016 492 1,925 -19 1 5 5 -8
2017 296 1,169 0 0 8 5 13
2018 627 2,587 -13 -18 19 11 -2
2019 684 2,702 -6 -17 19 10 5
2020 142 633 5 4 8 2 18
2021 647 2,557 -9 -25 16 10 -8
2022 192 786 -3 4 4 2 7
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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 576 55.4 59.9 82.7 28.4 65.8 43.6 61.7 45.8 20.8 8.3 79.2
2016 2,153 55.6 64.0 82.7 28.2 58.7 43.4 64.9 47.3 22.3 8.3 74.4
2017 1,170 51.8 63.4 85.2 23.8 68.7 46.5 59.3 44.3 18.0 8.0 72.3
2018 2,693 54.8 62.5 80.3 21.3 58.2 43.5 56.6 43.5 23.0 8.4 71.4
2019 2,702 50.5 66.4 81.6 26.3 62.2 45.6 56.5 46.6 22.8 7.0 72.9
2020 633 50.1 67.5 82.7 26.9 61.2 43.9 61.3 47.2 23.4 7.6 75.0
2021 2,557 53.6 65.4 83.3 25.4 60.3 44.5 59.2 46.9 22.3 8.3 74.6
2022 786 54.7 68.4 75.5 26.7 61.1 47.6 64.1 49.5 27.8 8.8 73.9
Player 13,270 53.3 64.6 81.9 25.3 61.2 44.7 59.6 46.1 22.5 8.0 73.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2015 82 24 59 88
2016 88 79 87 89 88 48 86 48 45 70 85 42 41 73 14 48 82
2017 17 8 15 26 22 47 36 19 12 15 83 10 13 56 17 39 84
2018 58 67 62 56 51 17 40 32 43 55 39 37 1 62 16 41 84
2019 35 36 27 25 46 6 22 42 32 45 60 30 19 54 16 40 73
2020 4 2 2 2 19 11 4 5 3 62 70 28 42 75 41 35 58
2021 53 30 49 65 57 17 61 73 58 39 76 21 22 72 37 31 63
2022 67 56 30 53
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.0 14 11.7 2 6 8 5 35.7
2017 22.7 12 10.2 2 7 7 4 33.3
2018 22.1 25 19.3 6 11 15 7 28.0
2019 22.9 27 30.4 -3 8 20 15 55.6
2020 24.0 14 11.6 2 2 7 6 42.9
2021 24.6 18 20.8 -3 7 16 8 44.4
2022 23.0 8 7.4 1 3 6 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 11 13 12 12 13 10 13 12 9 14 13 9 10 11 13 11 15 10 14 14 7 12 11 12 12 14 13 7 10 14
2017 12 11 12 9 10 11 11 11 10 9 10 11 7 6 9 12 9 13 8 10 13 8 9 13 12 9 14 7 11 8 13
2018 25 22 26 18 17 21 17 23 21 21 17 16 14 17 19 20 20 25 16 21 20 15 15 23 23 21 20 12 22 13 24
2019 27 38 32 31 28 31 31 32 31 27 32 28 24 26 29 34 28 37 22 29 34 29 27 31 32 33 32 29 30 28 38
2020 14 9 13 12 12 11 0 12 12 13 12 11 8 11 11 14 11 12 11 13 11 13 11 13 13 12 10 8 13 9 14
2021 18 20 23 19 22 23 16 23 20 21 19 21 17 13 20 24 24 22 20 21 22 21 20 23 20 22 22 19 22 19 26
2022 8 8 7 7 6 10 6 5 7 9 7 7 5 5 5 8 9 10 7 7 10 7 8 9 8 6 10 5 8 6 9
! 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 95 94.2 -0.8 93.1 -1.1 93.4 0.3 93.3 -0.1 94.5 1.2 94.5 0 94.5 0
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 83.8 -0.3 83.6 -0.2 84.2 0.6 84.3 0.1 84.8 0.5 85.1 0.3 85.1 0
Breaking Velocity 78.5 82.2 3.7 79.4 -2.8 81.8 2.4 84 2.2 80.5 -3.5 81.3 0.8 79.3 -2
Exit Velocity 87.5 88.6 1.1 88.4 -0.2 88.9 0.5 88.9 0 91.5 2.6 87.8 -3.7 88.8 1
Launch Angle 10.4 6.9 -3.5 9 2.1 8 -1 10.3 2.3 15.2 4.9 9.6 -5.6 13.6 4
Barrel % 1 3.9 2.9 6.6 2.7 6.9 0.3 8.6 1.7 13.5 4.9 7 -6.5 10.1 3.1
Hard Hit % 31.7 35.1 3.4 37.7 2.6 36 -1.7 38.6 2.6 49 10.4 37.9 -11.1 37.2 -0.7
Sweet Spot % 27.9 24.1 -3.8 31.1 7 28.1 -3 31.9 3.8 42.7 10.8 32.2 -10.5 39.5 7.3
xBA .213 .221 0.008 .285 0.064 .225 -0.06 .255 0.03 .305 0.05 .253 -0.052 .253 0
BA .25 .257 0.007 .305 0.048 .232 -0.073 .26 0.028 .323 0.063 .265 -0.058 .26 -0.005
xwOBA .251 .269 0.018 .346 0.077 .3 -0.046 .326 0.026 .392 0.066 .31 -0.082 .299 -0.011
wOBA .288 .299 0.011 .363 0.064 .317 -0.046 .325 0.008 .439 0.114 .315 -0.124 .321 0.006
xSLG .283 .329 0.046 .469 0.14 .369 -0.1 .452 0.083 .577 0.125 .396 -0.181 .383 -0.013
SLG .346 .382 0.036 .504 0.122 .419 -0.085 .454 0.035 .7 0.246 .405 -0.295 .436 0.031
K% 22.8 23.6 0.8 16.1 -7.5 23.2 7.1 22.1 -1.1 25.4 3.3 22.3 -3.1 27.1 4.8
BB% 6.7 5.7 -1 6.4 0.7 8.9 2.5 7.5 -1.4 7 -0.5 6.6 -0.4 4.7 -1.9
Swing % 45.8 47.3 1.5 44.3 -3 43.5 -0.8 46.6 3.1 47.2 0.6 46.9 -0.3 49.5 2.6
Whiff% 20.8 22.3 1.5 18 -4.3 23 5 22.8 -0.2 23.4 0.6 22.3 -1.1 27.8 5.5
In Zone % 55.4 55.6 0.2 51.8 -3.8 54.8 3 50.5 -4.3 50.1 -0.4 53.6 3.5 54.7 1.1
Out of Zone % 44.6 44.4 -0.2 48.2 3.8 45.2 -3 49.5 4.3 49.9 0.4 46.4 -3.5 45.3 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.4 28.2 -0.2 23.8 -4.4 21.3 -2.5 26.3 5 26.9 0.6 25.4 -1.5 26.7 1.3
First Pitch Swing % 30.9 25.2 -5.7 24.2 -1 24.6 0.4 28.7 4.1 33.1 4.4 24.9 -8.2 29.2 4.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 64.9 3.2 59.3 -5.6 56.6 -2.7 56.5 -0.1 61.3 4.8 59.2 -2.1 64.1 4.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 480 .292 365 7 1.9 115 3 2.6
2017 296 .363 226 1 0.4 70 9 12.9
2018 627 .314 502 25 5.0 125 23 18.4
2019 684 .325 542 40 7.4 142 27 19.0
2020 142 .439 111 17 15.3 31 9 29.0
2021 620 .312 481 62 12.9 139 69 49.6
2022 192 .321 150 20 13.3 42 10 23.8

Pitch Tempo