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

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 3 6.03 9 9 0 37.1 44 1.39
8 Seasons 48 51 4.33 150 145 0 767.2 740 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 9 3-3 6.03 37.1 44 1.39
8 Seasons 150 48-51 4.33 767.2 740 1.33

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 2.55
2016 25 2153 382 17 4.5 3.1 88.7 115.3 7.1 26.4 .228 .347 .299 .277 .336 36.1 23.6 5.7 3.40 3.19
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 32 7.4 4.9 89.1 112.2 8.1 29.0 .227 .375 .317 .302 .349 36.6 23.2 8.9 3.97 3.84
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 31 677 111 12 10.8 7.3 89.6 111.9 13.7 41.4 .282 .456 .350 .332 .434 41.4 26.8 4.9 6.03 4.07
Player 13161 2288 163 7.1 5 88.7 115.3 9.5 31.2 .249 .408 .325 .312 .371 37.8 22.5 7.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .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

Matz relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(48.3%) ,
Changeup
(28.7%) ,
Curveball
(19.8%) ,
Slider
(3.2%) ,


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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 29.6 38.5 31.9 3.1 39.8 20.2 24.1 4.2 4.5 3.1
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 39.2 22.4 21.0 5.8 7.4 4.9
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 36.9 22.5 32.4 8.1 39.6 32.4 27.9 1.8 27.0 27.0 28.8 4.5 10.8 7.3
Player 48.2 22.3 23.8 5.7 35.0 36.3 28.6 3.7 35.7 21.7 25.2 5.0 7.1 5.0
MLB 45.0 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 Curveball STL L 132 77.6 55.8 0.4 1 14.6 4.5 44
2022 Sinker STL L 317 94.4 18.5 -2.7 -13 15.5 0.3 2
2022 Changeup STL L 187 85.2 35.4 4.1 13 15.2 1.0 7
2022 Slider STL L 22 89.6 25.9 -4.8 -16 2.2 -5.7 -165
2021 Curveball TOR L 425 77.6 54.8 -0.7 -1 13.3 3.4 34
2021 Slider TOR L 206 88.9 28.9 -2.4 -8 1.0 -4.6 -127
2021 Changeup TOR L 598 85.1 34.6 3.4 11 15.9 1.9 13
2021 Sinker TOR L 1,328 94.5 18.4 -2.1 -10 15.0 0.3 2
2020 Curveball NYM L 95 77.7 55.6 0.9 2 14.1 3.5 33
2020 Sinker NYM L 340 94.5 18.0 -2.5 -12 14.9 0.3 2
2020 Changeup NYM L 168 84.8 36.1 4.3 14 16.3 2.8 21
2020 Slider NYM L 30 89.6 28.7 -2.1 -7 1.6 -5.0 -147
2019 Curveball NYM L 401 78.5 53.0 -1.9 -4 12.3 1.7 16
2019 Slider NYM L 391 89.5 29.0 -0.6 -2 3.1 -5.7 -216
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
2018 Changeup NYM L 426 84.1 33.2 1.4 4 16.9 3.3 24
2018 Curveball NYM L 422 78.5 54.9 0.6 1 10.0 0.3 3
2018 Sinker NYM L 1,600 93.4 20.5 -0.8 -4 15.2 0.7 5
2018 4-Seamer NYM L 15 93.6 14.6 1.0 6 10.6 3.1 41
2018 Slider NYM L 229 88.2 30.3 -0.7 -2 0.8 -4.0 -124
2017 Sinker NYM L 687 93.1 19.7 -0.6 -3 13.1 -1.6 -11
2017 Changeup NYM L 157 83.6 30.9 0.5 2 15.7 2.3 17
2017 Slider NYM L 50 85.7 33.6 0.6 2 2.4 -0.9 -28
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
2016 Slider NYM L 206 87.9 29.9 1.0 4 1.7 0.1 6
2016 Changeup NYM L 253 83.8 29.5 0.0 0 15.6 2.4 18
2016 4-Seamer NYM L 4 92.0 19.0 -3.9 -26 1.6 -6.8 -81
2016 Sinker NYM L 1,315 94.3 18.6 0.3 2 13.7 -1.0 -7
2016 Curveball NYM L 359 78.8 53.1 0.8 2 8.8 1.0 13
! 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 2.0 7 327 48.3 67 .371 .661 .459 27.5 31.3 17.8 .348 .552 .404 46.3
2022 Changeup -0.8 -2 194 28.7 60 .193 .298 .251 24.3 23.3 21.9 .221 .312 .250 44.2
2022 Curveball 1.8 2 134 19.8 31 .258 .484 .315 25.0 25.8 15.7 .267 .555 .340 34.8
2022 Slider 7.6 2 22 3.2 6 .400 .400 .417 10.0 16.7 20.0 .240 .273 .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 .268 .535 .336 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 2 1,600 59.4 355 .235 .437 .352 18.2 21.4 17.8 .222 .393 .323 39.0
2018 Changeup -0.4 -2 426 15.8 114 .250 .490 .340 29.5 21.9 24.0 .266 .418 .319 29.6
2018 Curveball 0.1 0 422 15.7 122 .207 .371 .279 30.0 33.6 21.8 .199 .305 .238 31.6
2018 Slider -0.5 -1 229 8.5 59 .236 .291 .279 25.8 15.3 14.8 .239 .346 .283 45.7
2018 4-Seamer -3.0 0 15 0.6 2 .000 .000 .350 40.0 50.0 33.3 -- -- .350 --
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 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
! 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 187 85.2 85 16.1 9:15 9:00 15
2022 Curveball 132 77.6 87 20.0 4:45 4:15 30
2022 Sinker 316 94.4 100 19.9 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 545 2,145 -21 0 6 5 -9
2017 296 1,169 0 0 8 5 13
2018 652 2,692 -14 -19 20 11 -1
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 164 677 -3 7 3 2 9
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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 55.3 63.3 82.3 27.5 58.9 43.9 64.9 47.3 22.3 8.2 73.3
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 54.2 62.4 80.7 21.2 58.2 43.7 56.6 43.5 23.0 8.3 70.5
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 677 54.9 69.1 77.0 26.6 65.4 46.2 64.6 49.9 25.4 9.6 76.9
Player 13,161 53.2 64.5 82.0 25.2 61.4 44.7 59.5 46.1 22.3 8.0 73.4
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
2015 82 24 59
2016 85 74 80 81 86 42 76 44 34 70 85 42 85 74 14 50
2017 17 8 15 26 22 47 36 19 12 15 83 10 17 57 17 39
2018 56 64 56 51 51 13 30 25 38 55 39 37 56 62 16 40
2019 35 36 27 25 47 6 22 42 31 45 60 30 35 54 17 40
2020 4 2 2 2 19 11 4 5 3 62 70 28 4 75 41 35
2021 53 30 50 66 57 17 61 72 58 39 76 21 53 72 37 31
2022 42 17 34 52 49 27 12 29 31 76 88 49 42 66 55 30
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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 22.8 14 14.6 -1 6 9 7 50.0
2017 22.7 12 10.2 2 7 7 4 33.3
2018 22.2 25 21.3 4 10 15 9 36.0
2019 22.9 27 30.5 -4 8 20 15 55.6
2020 24.0 14 11.6 2 2 7 6 42.9
2021 24.6 18 20.9 -3 7 14 10 55.6
2022 23.0 8 6.8 1 2 8 1 12.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 15 16 15 15 16 13 16 15 11 17 16 12 13 14 16 14 18 13 17 17 10 15 14 15 14 17 16 9 13 17
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 24 28 20 19 23 19 25 23 23 19 18 16 19 21 22 22 27 18 23 22 17 17 25 25 23 22 14 23 15 26
2019 27 38 32 31 29 31 31 33 31 27 32 28 24 26 29 34 28 37 22 29 34 29 27 30 32 33 32 29 30 28 38
2020 14 9 13 12 12 11 0 12 12 13 12 11 8 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 11 13 11 13 13 12 10 8 13 9 14
2021 18 20 23 19 22 23 23 23 20 21 18 21 16 13 20 24 24 22 20 21 22 20 20 23 20 22 22 19 22 19 26
2022 8 8 8 6 5 8 6 2 7 7 6 7 5 5 6 7 7 9 7 7 10 7 6 8 8 6 9 6 7 5 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 94.3 -0.7 93.1 -1.2 93.4 0.3 93.3 -0.1 94.5 1.2 94.5 0 94.4 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 83.8 -0.3 83.6 -0.2 84.1 0.5 84.3 0.2 84.8 0.5 85.1 0.3 85.2 0.1
Breaking Velocity 78.5 82.1 3.6 79.4 -2.7 81.9 2.5 84 2.1 80.5 -3.5 81.3 0.8 79.3 -2
Exit Velocity 87.5 88.7 1.2 88.4 -0.3 89.1 0.7 88.9 -0.2 91.5 2.6 87.8 -3.7 89.6 1.8
Launch Angle 10.4 7.1 -3.3 9 1.9 8.1 -0.9 10.3 2.2 15.2 4.9 9.6 -5.6 13.7 4.1
Barrel % 1 4.5 3.5 6.6 2.1 7.4 0.8 8.6 1.2 13.5 4.9 7 -6.5 10.8 3.8
Hard Hit % 31.7 36.1 4.4 37.7 1.6 36.6 -1.1 38.6 2 49 10.4 37.9 -11.1 41.4 3.5
Sweet Spot % 27.9 26.4 -1.5 31.1 4.7 29 -2.1 31.9 2.9 42.7 10.8 32.2 -10.5 41.4 9.2
xBA .213 .228 0.015 .285 0.057 .227 -0.058 .255 0.028 .305 0.05 .253 -0.052 .282 0.029
BA .25 .257 0.007 .305 0.048 .232 -0.073 .26 0.028 .323 0.063 .265 -0.058 .284 0.019
xwOBA .251 .277 0.026 .346 0.069 .302 -0.044 .326 0.024 .392 0.066 .31 -0.082 .332 0.022
wOBA .288 .299 0.011 .363 0.064 .317 -0.046 .325 0.008 .439 0.114 .315 -0.124 .35 0.035
xSLG .283 .347 0.064 .469 0.122 .375 -0.094 .452 0.077 .577 0.125 .396 -0.181 .456 0.06
SLG .346 .382 0.036 .504 0.122 .419 -0.085 .454 0.035 .7 0.246 .405 -0.295 .484 0.079
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 26.8 4.5
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 4.9 -1.7
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 49.9 3
Whiff% 20.8 22.3 1.5 18 -4.3 23 5 22.8 -0.2 23.4 0.6 22.3 -1.1 25.4 3.1
In Zone % 55.4 55.3 -0.1 51.8 -3.5 54.2 2.4 50.5 -3.7 50.1 -0.4 53.6 3.5 54.9 1.3
Out of Zone % 44.6 44.7 0.1 48.2 3.5 45.8 -2.4 49.5 3.7 49.9 0.4 46.4 -3.5 45.1 -1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.4 27.5 -0.9 23.8 -3.7 21.2 -2.6 26.3 5.1 26.9 0.6 25.4 -1.5 26.6 1.2
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 28.7 3.8
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 64.6 5.4
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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 142 .439 111 17 15.3 31 9 29.0
2021 620 .312 481 62 12.9 139 69 49.6
2022 164 .350 126 17 13.5 38 8 21.1

Pitch Tempo