Taylor Clarke
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 217LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 3, #76, Arizona Diamondbacks | College of Charleston

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 1 4.04 47 0 3 49.0 48 1.18
4 Seasons 12 9 4.78 125 20 4 220.1 195 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 47 3-1 4.04 49.0 48 1.18
4 Seasons 125 12-9 4.78 220.1 195 1.34

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
2019 26 1512 265 32 12.1 8.7 89.3 114.3 16.0 30.6 .257 .512 .361 .353 .398 39.8 18.4 8.1 5.32 5.66
2020 27 703 122 12 9.8 6.6 89.8 109.4 16.1 32.0 .242 .461 .310 .338 .393 39.3 21.9 11.5 4.36 4.93
2021 28 754 141 11 7.8 5.7 91.9 113.1 15.8 35.5 .263 .439 .331 .322 .381 43.3 20.1 7.2 4.99 4.42
2022 29 859 146 9 6.2 4.4 89.5 109.2 19.1 34.9 .230 .373 .309 .277 .343 39.0 23.6 3.9 4.04 3.15
Player 3828 674 64 9.5 6.7 90.0 114.3 16.7 32.8 .249 .456 .334 .328 .381 40.3 20.5 7.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .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

Clarke relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.4%) ,
Slider
(36.2%) ,
Changeup
(21.4%) ,


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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
2019 40.0 28.7 21.5 9.8 37.0 38.1 24.9 3.8 29.1 29.8 18.5 6.0 12.1 8.7
2020 44.3 26.2 20.5 9.0 41.8 33.6 24.6 3.3 33.6 27.0 20.5 4.1 9.8 6.6
2021 38.3 27.7 27.7 6.4 33.3 37.6 29.1 1.4 27.7 30.5 27.0 5.0 7.8 5.7
2022 36.3 28.8 23.3 11.6 37.0 33.6 29.5 2.7 25.3 34.2 26.0 5.5 6.2 4.4
Player 39.6 28.0 23.0 9.3 37.1 36.2 26.7 3.0 28.8 30.4 22.3 5.3 9.5 6.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 Slider KC R 311 88.4 31.4 -0.7 -2 3.6 -0.4 -9
2022 4-Seamer KC R 364 95.6 12.3 1.5 11 5.5 -1.7 -23
2022 Changeup KC R 184 89.0 29.5 0.4 1 14.1 -0.4 -3
2021 4-Seamer AZ R 403 95.5 12.6 1.2 8 6.1 -1.0 -14
2021 Changeup AZ R 118 89.3 28.4 0.2 1 14.6 0.3 2
2021 Curveball AZ R 13 78.7 55.5 1.6 3 7.0 -0.5 -7
2021 Slider AZ R 220 87.5 31.7 -1.4 -4 2.1 -1.8 -45
2020 Changeup AZ R 119 88.9 27.8 -0.8 -3 14.4 0.6 4
2020 4-Seamer AZ R 320 94.3 12.6 1.7 12 5.4 -1.5 -21
2020 Slider AZ R 190 86.3 33.8 -0.4 -1 4.5 0.6 14
2020 Curveball AZ R 74 79.9 53.4 0.4 1 5.3 -2.4 -31
2019 Slider AZ R 384 85.3 36.6 0.7 2 4.7 0.5 11
2019 Changeup AZ R 178 86.8 25.8 -3.8 -13 11.9 -1.7 -12
2019 4-Seamer AZ R 693 93.7 14.3 1.0 7 6.5 -0.6 -8
2019 Sinker AZ R 110 93.1 19.3 -2.2 -10 12.9 -1.5 -11
2019 Curveball AZ R 146 79.3 57.1 2.6 5 4.1 -2.6 -39
! 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 4-Seamer 1.3 5 364 42.4 86 .296 .506 .363 15.3 18.6 12.9 .264 .485 .341 50.8
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 311 36.2 78 .192 .329 .235 35.5 33.3 23.0 .192 .267 .218 22.4
2022 Changeup 0.9 2 184 21.4 39 .316 .447 .364 28.3 15.4 10.2 .232 .338 .257 40.6
2021 4-Seamer 1.6 6 403 53.4 109 .380 .610 .449 16.3 16.5 13.3 .313 .515 .375 50.6
2021 Slider -1.4 -3 220 29.2 47 .156 .178 .190 44.0 38.3 24.3 .152 .231 .188 29.6
2021 Changeup -3.3 -4 118 15.6 35 .182 .212 .210 16.4 8.6 10.7 .240 .396 .298 33.3
2021 Curveball 8.1 1 13 1.7 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .966 3.637 1.855 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.3 1 320 45.5 79 .217 .449 .349 16.3 19.0 17.0 .268 .539 .384 44.4
2020 Slider -0.2 0 190 27.0 54 .229 .333 .298 32.6 33.3 25.7 .194 .285 .250 32.3
2020 Changeup -3.6 -4 119 16.9 38 .118 .294 .232 20.7 15.8 23.1 .216 .462 .330 32.1
2020 Curveball 3.6 3 74 10.5 10 .500 1.100 .665 17.6 10.0 7.1 .383 .768 .480 55.6
2019 4-Seamer 1.1 8 693 45.8 168 .279 .694 .437 15.3 16.7 12.6 .271 .592 .392 45.1
2019 Slider 0.6 2 384 25.4 92 .232 .451 .327 42.2 34.8 19.2 .205 .376 .278 32.7
2019 Changeup 2.0 4 178 11.8 49 .186 .372 .309 17.8 6.1 7.1 .220 .409 .318 27.5
2019 Curveball 1.2 2 146 9.7 26 .348 .478 .371 17.1 11.5 11.1 .331 .520 .368 42.9
2019 Sinker -3.7 -4 110 7.3 33 .290 .419 .359 15.6 6.1 18.2 .323 .629 .415 44.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 368 1,511 -1 -5 9 8 11
2020 181 703 -3 -4 4 3 -1
2021 192 753 1 -9 5 3 0
2022 203 859 -1 -1 5 2 5
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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 %
2019 1,512 46.1 72.1 84.5 28.1 59.4 42.4 64.5 48.4 23.0 6.8 85.3
2020 703 46.9 66.1 86.2 23.3 56.3 44.2 64.5 43.4 22.3 8.1 75.4
2021 754 47.9 76.2 81.5 28.5 65.2 44.6 63.5 51.3 22.7 5.2 87.2
2022 859 48.5 76.5 81.8 32.1 58.5 44.2 66.5 53.7 25.2 6.5 92.9
Player 3,828 47.1 72.8 83.5 28.2 59.8 43.6 64.7 49.2 23.3 6.6 85.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2019 12 34 6 2 34 17 2 31 22 17 50 31 39 59 59 46 52
2020 29 47 22 16 38 13 17 24 36 41 22 20 16 72 65 43 40
2021 83 41 40
2022 79 59 54 49 90 82 70 23 41 55 97 48 76 80 59 33
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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 23.4 23 23.7 -1 7 18 9 39.1
2020 22.5 8 7.8 0 1 3 5 62.5
2021 22.0 4 5.1 -1 5 6 0 0.0
2022 23.3 6 7.3 -1 2 6 3 50.0
Player 23.0 41 43.9 -3 15 33 17 41.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 26 25 22 23 24 24 27 25 22 22 23 19 19 24 27 21 26 22 24 25 21 22 24 24 26 26 24 27 20 28
2020 8 7 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 7 9 8 7 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 8
2021 4 6 8 3 5 8 4 5 5 3 8 6 4 2 4 6 6 5 3 4 6 5 5 6 6 5 6 4 3 6 7
2022 6 8 9 6 8 9 7 7 7 5 9 7 6 7 5 9 9 7 7 6 8 7 7 6 7 8 9 6 6 6 10
Player 41 47 50 39 44 49 35 47 45 37 48 44 36 36 41 50 44 45 40 42 47 41 42 44 45 47 49 41 43 38 53
! 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 93.6 94.3 0.7 95.5 1.2 95.6 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 88.9 2.1 89.3 0.4 89 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 83.7 84.5 0.8 87 2.5 88.4 1.4
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.8 0.5 91.9 2.1 89.5 -2.4
Launch Angle 16 16.1 0.1 15.8 -0.3 19.1 3.3
Barrel % 12.1 9.8 -2.3 7.8 -2 6.2 -1.6
Hard Hit % 39.8 39.3 -0.5 43.3 4 39 -4.3
Sweet Spot % 30.6 32 1.4 35.5 3.5 34.9 -0.6
xBA .257 .242 -0.015 .263 0.021 .23 -0.033
BA .263 .217 -0.046 .291 0.074 .26 -0.031
xwOBA .353 .338 -0.015 .322 -0.016 .277 -0.045
wOBA .361 .31 -0.051 .331 0.021 .309 -0.022
xSLG .512 .461 -0.051 .439 -0.022 .373 -0.066
SLG .55 .422 -0.128 .436 0.014 .427 -0.009
K% 18.4 21.9 3.5 20.1 -1.8 23.6 3.5
BB% 8.1 11.5 3.4 7.2 -4.3 3.9 -3.3
Swing % 48.4 43.4 -5 51.3 7.9 53.7 2.4
Whiff% 23 22.3 -0.7 22.7 0.4 25.2 2.5
In Zone % 46.1 46.9 0.8 47.9 1 48.5 0.6
Out of Zone % 53.9 53.1 -0.8 52.1 -1 51.5 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 23.3 -4.8 28.5 5.2 32.1 3.6
First Pitch Swing % 35.5 36.1 0.6 39.6 3.5 38.4 -1.2
First Pitch Strike % 64.5 64.5 0 63.5 -1 66.5 3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 369 .361 178 44 24.7 191 105 55.0
2020 181 .310 103 31 30.1 78 44 56.4
2021 188 .324 111 20 18.0 77 34 44.2
2022 203 .309 121 17 14.0 82 37 45.1

Pitch Tempo

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