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Steven Matz
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 201LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 3 4.26 13 13 0 69.2 75 1.35
7 Seasons 38 44 4.34 125 120 0 649.1 627 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 13 7-3 4.26 69.2 75 1.35
7 Seasons 125 38-44 4.34 649.1 627 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 24 576 104 1 1 87.5 108.5 10.4 27.9 .212 .280 .288 .249 .284 31.7 22.8 6.7 2.27 2.64
2016 25 2153 382 17 4.5 88.7 115.3 7.1 26.4 .224 .338 .299 .272 .327 36.3 23.6 5.7 3.40 3.18
2017 26 1170 228 15 6.6 88.4 110.5 9 31.1 .284 .467 .363 .345 .387 37.7 16.1 6.4 6.08 5.34
2018 27 2693 434 33 7.6 89.1 112.2 8.1 29.3 .226 .375 .317 .301 .348 36.4 23.2 8.9 3.97 3.87
2019 28 2702 479 41 8.6 88.9 113.6 10.3 31.9 .255 .451 .325 .326 .391 38.6 22.1 7.5 4.21 4.83
2020 29 633 96 13 13.5 91.5 114.7 15.2 42.7 .302 .573 .439 .389 .504 49 25.4 7 9.69 6.91
2021 30 1182 201 12 6 87.5 109.5 7.2 30.3 .239 .378 .327 .301 .363 39.3 24.8 7 4.26 3.65
11109 1924 132 6.9 88.7 115.3 9 30.3 .244 .402 .326 .308 .365 37.8 22.5 7.2
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Matz relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(47.3%) ,
Changeup
(23.8%) ,
Curveball
(16.6%) ,
Slider
(12.4%) ,


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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 559 420 139 47.3 94.9 151 135 36 25 8 1 2 40 95 .267 .252 .385 .394 .323 .321 89.2 7 2166 6.4 20.6 24.5
2021 Changeup 281 243 38 23.8 85.7 75 69 17 11 2 0 4 14 55 .246 .256 .449 .475 .327 .341 87.7 7 2240 6.5 26.5 14.7
2021 Curveball 196 135 61 16.6 77.9 43 40 11 8 1 1 1 16 24 .275 .188 .425 .242 .328 .223 85.3 13 2342 6.3 37.0 24.6
2021 Slider 146 116 30 12.4 88.8 33 32 9 6 1 0 2 5 27 .281 .207 .500 .270 .343 .223 81.2 4 2092 6.4 25.0 16.1
2020 Sinker 340 264 76 53.7 94.5 67 59 19 10 3 0 6 13 46 .322 .306 .678 .563 .448 .405 91.9 21 2230 6.4 20.6 14.9
2020 Changeup 168 138 30 26.5 84.8 51 47 14 6 3 0 5 15 34 .298 .318 .681 .607 .406 .396 90.0 7 2276 6.5 32.6 22.7
2020 Curveball 95 73 22 15.0 77.7 20 20 8 5 1 0 2 7 13 .400 .268 .750 .535 .480 .336 92.8 9 2426 6.4 17.5 14.9
2020 Slider 30 20 10 4.7 89.6 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 .250 .237 1.000 .501 .495 .305 77.5 34 2151 6.5 0.0 12.5
! 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 49 21.2 24 5.8 40.4 36.5 23.1 4.8 35.6 27.9 25 4.8 1
2016 54.2 17.3 23 5.5 29.6 38.5 31.9 3.1 39.8 20.2 24.1 4.2 4.5
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
2018 50.5 23.5 21.2 4.8 37.1 35.5 27.4 2.1 39.2 22.1 21 5.8 7.6
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
2020 34.4 18.8 41.7 5.2 37.5 32.3 30.2 4.2 21.9 21.9 32.3 5.2 13.5
2021 47.3 24.9 23.9 4 41.3 32.8 25.9 5 37.3 19.4 26.9 5.5 6
49.2 21.6 23.7 5.5 35.2 36.5 28.3 3.8 36.1 21.2 25.1 5.1 6.9
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 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 Changeup TOR L 281 85.7 33.2 2.6 9 16.3 1.9 13
2021 Slider TOR L 146 88.8 29.3 -2 -6 0.3 -4 -109
2021 Sinker TOR L 558 94.9 18.2 -2 -10 15.1 0 0
2021 Curveball TOR L 196 77.9 54.4 -0.7 -1 13.5 3.2 31
2020 Slider NYM L 30 89.6 28.7 -2 -6 1.6 -4.9 -148
2020 Changeup NYM L 168 84.8 36.1 4.3 14 16.3 2.8 21
2020 Curveball NYM L 95 77.7 55.6 0.9 2 14.1 3.5 32
2020 Sinker NYM L 340 94.5 18 -2.5 -12 14.9 0.3 2
2019 Slider NYM L 391 89.5 29 -0.7 -2 3.1 -5.7 -217
2019 Changeup NYM L 542 84.3 36.1 4.7 15 16.8 3 22
2019 Curveball NYM L 401 78.5 53 -2 -4 12.3 1.7 17
2019 Sinker NYM L 1367 93.3 20.7 -1.2 -5 15.8 1.1 8
2018 Slider NYM L 229 88.2 30.3 -0.6 -2 0.8 -3.9 -124
2018 Changeup NYM L 426 84.1 33.2 1.4 4 16.9 3.3 24
2018 Sinker NYM L 1600 93.4 20.5 -0.9 -4 15.2 0.7 5
2018 Curveball NYM L 422 78.5 54.9 0.6 1 10 0.3 3
2018 4-Seamer NYM L 15 93.6 14.6 1 6 10.6 3.1 41
2017 Curveball NYM L 272 78.2 52.5 0 0 9.2 -0.2 -2
2017 Changeup NYM L 157 83.6 30.9 0.5 2 15.7 2.3 17
2017 Sinker NYM L 687 93.1 19.7 -0.7 -3 13.1 -1.7 -11
2017 4-Seamer NYM L 3 92.5 16.6 -1.6 -10 5.5 -2.4 -30
2017 Slider NYM L 50 85.7 33.6 0.6 2 2.4 -0.9 -27
2016 Curveball NYM L 359 78.8 53.1 0.8 2 8.8 1 13
2016 Sinker NYM L 1314 94.3 18.6 0.3 2 13.7 -1 -7
2016 4-Seamer NYM L 4 92 19 -3.9 -26 1.6 -6.8 -81
2016 Slider NYM L 206 87.9 29.9 1 4 1.7 0.1 6
2016 Changeup NYM L 253 83.8 29.5 0 0 15.6 2.3 18
! 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 Slider 1.5 2 146 12.4 33 .281 .5 .344 25 15.2 16.1 .207 .27 .223 18.5
2021 Curveball 3.1 6 196 16.6 43 .275 .425 .35 37 37.2 24.6 .188 .242 .221 29.2
2021 Changeup 0 0 281 23.8 75 .246 .449 .352 26.5 18.7 14.7 .256 .475 .341 38.2
2021 Sinker -1.1 -6 559 47.3 151 .267 .385 .332 20.6 26.5 24.5 .252 .394 .322 48.4
2020 Slider 2.6 1 30 4.7 4 .25 1 .5 0 25 12.5 .237 .5 .305 33.3
2020 Curveball 2.9 3 95 15 20 .4 .75 .533 17.5 35 14.9 .268 .535 .336 61.5
2020 Changeup 3.3 5 168 26.5 51 .298 .681 .425 32.6 29.4 22.7 .318 .607 .41 47.1
2020 Sinker 2.8 9 340 53.7 67 .322 .678 .466 20.6 19.4 14.9 .306 .563 .405 47.8
2019 Slider 0.9 4 391 14.5 93 .282 .459 .354 19.7 10.8 16.1 .237 .377 .304 30.3
2019 Curveball 1.1 4 401 14.8 122 .214 .411 .303 26.2 39.3 23.1 .178 .314 .235 25.4
2019 Changeup -0.7 -4 542 20.1 156 .255 .51 .366 26.9 12.8 14.5 .317 .64 .416 40
2019 Sinker 0 1 1367 50.6 312 .276 .442 .345 20.2 23.7 20.8 .26 .432 .326 45
2018 4-Seamer -3 0 15 0.6 2 0 0 .35 40 50 33.3 .35
2018 Slider -0.4 -1 229 8.5 59 .236 .291 .279 25.8 15.3 14.8 .239 .346 .283 45.7
2018 Changeup -0.4 -2 426 15.8 114 .25 .49 .337 29.5 21.9 24 .264 .414 .316 29.6
2018 Curveball 0.1 1 422 15.7 122 .207 .371 .279 30 33.6 21.8 .205 .327 .249 30.3
2018 Sinker 0.1 2 1600 59.4 355 .235 .437 .353 18.2 21.4 17.8 .219 .387 .319 39
2017 4-Seamer 8.4 0 3 0.3 1 .7 0 0 .7
2017 Slider 1.3 1 50 4.3 12 .3 .4 .371 17.4 16.7 13.3 .25 .305 .313 12.5
2017 Changeup 1.2 2 157 13.4 47 .341 .523 .412 25.3 8.5 10.8 .288 .386 .314 32.5
2017 Curveball 0.7 2 272 23.2 65 .338 .431 .338 11.2 13.8 11.5 .303 .407 .306 26.8
2017 Sinker 1.2 8 687 58.7 171 .281 .536 .378 18.1 19.3 15.7 .278 .527 .369 46
! 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 281 85.7 88 17.3 9:15 9:15 0
2021 Curveball 196 77.9 82 18.5 4:45 4:15 30
2021 Sinker 556 94.9 100 19.6 10:15 10:15 0
2021 Slider 145 88.8 37 5.2 11:00 12:00 -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
2015 212 809 -7 -6 2 2 -9
2016 541 2138 -20 0 6 5 -9
2017 296 1169 0 0 8 5 13
2018 652 2692 -13 -18 20 11 0
2019 684 2702 -7 -17 19 10 4
2020 142 633 5 4 8 2 18
2021 302 1182 2 -12 8 5 2
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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 55.7 60.1 82.7 28.9 65.8 43.6 61.7 45.8 20.8 8.4 79.2
2016 2153 55.3 63.2 82.3 27.5 59.1 43.9 64.9 47.3 22.3 8.1 73
2017 1170 51.8 63.4 85.2 23.8 68.7 46.5 59.1 44.3 18 8 72.3
2018 2693 54.2 62.4 80.7 21.2 58.2 43.7 56.6 43.5 23 8.3 70.5
2019 2702 50.5 66.4 81.6 26.3 62.2 45.6 56.4 46.6 22.8 7 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
2021 1182 53 62.8 83.2 26.1 51.7 45.8 59.3 45.6 25 8.1 76
11109 53 63.8 82.2 25.2 60.4 44.7 59.3 45.6 22.4 7.9 73.1
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 81 24 64
2016 84 75 80 83 87 42 76 44 35 70 85 42 84 74 12 53
2017 15 7 15 24 20 47 36 19 12 15 83 10 15 56 17 42
2018 55 63 55 49 51 12 27 27 39 55 39 37 55 62 15 43
2019 32 31 26 23 41 6 22 42 31 45 60 30 32 55 16 44
2020 4 3 2 2 19 11 4 5 3 62 70 28 4 73 39 37
2021 63 51 64 70 63 30 74 74 48 51 69 40 63 75 27 28
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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 27 28.1 -1 8 19 14 51.9
2020 24 14 11.3 3 2 7 6 42.9
2021 24.5 9 9.2 0 4 6 5 55.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 27 34 32 31 33 24 28 31 28 28 32 28 21 23 28 33 24 29 22 30 18 28 23 31 29 33 29 26 28 25 34
2020 14 10 12 13 14 11 10 13 12 11 12 11 8 11 11 13 8 12 13 13 7 10 9 14 12 12 10 11 13 9 13
2021 9 11 11 11 12 8 8 10 8 10 11 10 6 7 6 10 8 11 10 11 5 9 8 9 10 10 8 9 9 9 11
! 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 95 94.3 -0.7 93.1 -1.2 93.4 0.3 93.3 -0.1 94.5 1.2 94.9 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 83.8 -0.3 83.6 -0.2 84.1 0.5 84.3 0.2 84.8 0.5 85.7 0.9
Breaking Velocity 78.5 82.1 3.6 79.4 -2.7 81.9 2.5 84 2.1 80.5 -3.5 82.6 2.1
Exit Velocity 87.5 88.7 1.2 88.4 -0.3 89.1 0.7 88.9 -0.2 91.5 2.6 87.5 -4
Launch Angle 10.4 7.1 -3.3 9 1.9 8.1 -0.9 10.3 2.2 15.2 4.9 7.2 -8
Barrel % 1 4.5 3.5 6.6 2.1 7.6 1 8.6 1 13.5 4.9 6 -7.5
Hard Hit % 31.7 36.3 4.6 37.7 1.4 36.4 -1.3 38.6 2.2 49 10.4 39.3 -9.7
Sweet Spot % 27.9 26.4 -1.5 31.1 4.7 29.3 -1.8 31.9 2.6 42.7 10.8 30.3 -12.4
xBA .212 .224 0.012 .284 0.06 .226 -0.058 .255 0.029 .302 0.047 .239 -0.063
BA .25 .257 0.007 .305 0.048 .232 -0.073 .26 0.028 .323 0.063 .264 -0.059
xwOBA .249 .272 0.023 .345 0.073 .301 -0.044 .326 0.025 .389 0.063 .301 -0.088
wOBA .288 .299 0.011 .363 0.064 .317 -0.046 .325 0.008 .439 0.114 .327 -0.112
xSLG .28 .338 0.058 .467 0.129 .375 -0.092 .451 0.076 .573 0.122 .378 -0.195
SLG .346 .382 0.036 .504 0.122 .419 -0.085 .454 0.035 .7 0.246 .42 -0.28
K% 22.8 23.6 0.8 16.1 -7.5 23.2 7.1 22.1 -1.1 25.4 3.3 24.8 -0.6
BB% 6.7 5.7 -1 6.4 0.7 8.9 2.5 7.5 -1.4 7 -0.5 7 0
Swing % 45.8 47.3 1.5 44.3 -3 43.5 -0.8 46.6 3.1 47.2 0.6 45.6 -1.6
Whiff% 20.8 22.3 1.5 18 -4.3 23 5 22.8 -0.2 23.4 0.6 25 1.6
In Zone % 55.7 55.3 -0.4 51.8 -3.5 54.2 2.4 50.5 -3.7 50.1 -0.4 53 2.9
Out of Zone % 44.3 44.7 0.4 48.2 3.5 45.8 -2.4 49.5 3.7 49.9 0.4 47 -2.9
Out of Zone Swing % 28.9 27.5 -1.4 23.8 -3.7 21.2 -2.6 26.3 5.1 26.9 0.6 26.1 -0.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.9 25.2 -5.7 24.2 -1 24.6 0.4 28.7 4.1 33.1 4.4 23.2 -9.9
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 64.9 3.2 59.1 -5.8 56.6 -2.5 56.4 -0.2 61.3 4.9 59.3 -2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 533 .295 405 7 1.7 128 3 2.3
2017 296 .363 226 1 0.4 70 9 12.9
2018 652 .317 524 30 5.7 128 23 18.0
2019 684 .325 542 40 7.4 142 27 19.0
2020 141 .428 110 16 14.5 31 9 29.0
2021 275 .321 206 18 8.7 69 38 55.1

Pitch Distribution