Taylor Clarke
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 217LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 3, #76, Arizona Diamondbacks | College of Charleston
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 3 4.98 43 0 0 43.1 39 1.52
2022 3 1 4.04 47 0 3 49 48 1.18
2023 3 6 5.95 58 2 3 59 65 1.61
5 Seasons 15 15 5.03 183 22 7 279.1 260 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 43 1-3 4.98 43.1 39 1.52
2022 47 3-1 4.04 49 48 1.18
2023 58 3-6 5.95 59 65 1.61
5 Seasons 183 15-15 5.03 279.1 260 1.40
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .440 .331 .323 .381 43.3 20.1 7.2 4.99 4.45
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
2023 30 1068 173 22 12.7 8.3 89.6 112.4 19.8 36.4 .251 .468 .376 .344 .421 41.6 24.4 9.0 5.95 5.10
Player 4896 847 86 10.2 7.1 89.9 114.3 17.3 33.5 .250 .459 .343 .331 .390 40.5 21.4 8.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Clarke relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(37.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(29.0%) ,
Sweeper
(18.6%) ,
Changeup
(15.4%) ,


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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
2023 31.8 32.4 24.9 11.0 49.1 31.8 19.1 6.4 19.1 32.9 24.3 4.6 12.7 8.3
Player 38.0 28.9 23.4 9.7 39.6 35.3 25.1 3.7 26.8 30.9 22.7 5.2 10.2 7.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 4-Seam Fastball KC R 309 94.8 13.0 1.4 10 4.9 -2.2 -31
2023 Sweeper KC R 199 83.9 41.3 2.7 7 11.2 -2.2 -16
2023 Slider KC R 394 88.5 29.8 -2.7 -8 4.4 0.4 9
2023 Changeup KC R 164 89.1 28.2 -0.9 -3 15.2 0.6 4
2022 Slider KC R 311 88.4 31.4 -0.8 -2 3.6 -0.2 -6
2022 Changeup KC R 184 89.0 29.5 0.4 1 14.1 -0.4 -3
2022 4-Seam Fastball KC R 364 95.6 12.3 1.5 11 5.5 -1.7 -24
2021 Changeup AZ R 118 89.3 28.4 0.2 1 14.6 0.3 2
2021 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 402 95.5 12.6 1.2 9 6.1 -1.1 -15
2021 Curveball AZ R 15 78.7 55.2 1.0 2 7.1 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider AZ R 218 87.6 31.5 -1.4 -4 2.1 -1.7 -45
2020 Slider AZ R 190 86.3 33.8 -0.5 -1 4.5 0.6 15
2020 Changeup AZ R 119 88.9 27.8 -0.8 -3 14.4 0.6 4
2020 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 320 94.3 12.6 1.7 12 5.4 -1.5 -22
2020 Curveball AZ R 74 79.9 53.4 0.3 1 5.3 -2.2 -29
2019 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 693 93.7 14.3 1.1 7 6.5 -0.6 -8
2019 Changeup AZ R 178 86.8 25.8 -3.8 -13 11.9 -1.7 -13
2019 Curveball AZ R 146 79.3 57.1 2.6 5 4.1 -2.6 -39
2019 Sinker AZ R 110 93.1 19.3 -2.2 -10 12.9 -1.5 -11
2019 Slider AZ R 384 85.3 36.6 0.7 2 4.7 0.5 12
! 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 %
2023 Slider 0.8 3 395 37.0 102 .242 .429 .329 32.3 24.5 20.3 .193 .369 .287 39.4
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -5 310 29.0 76 .354 .600 .422 15.4 21.1 15.1 .333 .667 .451 53.8
2023 Sweeper -2.0 -4 199 18.6 51 .298 .489 .367 31.6 31.4 16.8 .239 .370 .294 32.3
2023 Changeup -2.9 -5 164 15.4 36 .387 .613 .461 31.6 22.2 19.0 .269 .493 .366 33.3
2022 4-Seam Fastball -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-Seam Fastball -1.6 -6 402 53.3 109 .380 .610 .449 16.3 16.5 13.4 .313 .516 .375 50.6
2021 Slider 1.5 3 218 28.9 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 -7.6 -1 15 2.0 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .966 3.637 1.855 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -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 -3.7 -3 74 10.5 10 .500 1.100 .665 17.6 10.0 7.1 .383 .768 .480 55.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball -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 .375 .277 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 .630 .415 44.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 163 89.1 95 16.8 2:00 2:30 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 301 94.8 90 17.7 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Slider 381 88.6 40 6.4 11:30 10:15 75
2023 Sweeper 190 83.9 52 12.7 7:30 8:15 -45
2022 Changeup 180 89.1 96 15.4 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 363 95.6 91 18.1 1:00 12:30 30
2022 Slider 307 88.4 34 4.9 11:30 10:15 75
2021 Changeup 117 89.3 93 16.1 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 Curveball 15 78.7 73 15.5 7:15 7:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 401 95.5 92 18.1 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 218 87.6 29 4.3 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Changeup 116 88.9 94 16.4 2:00 2:15 -15
2020 Curveball 67 79.8 67 14.5 7:15 6:45 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 306 94.4 89 18.6 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Slider 175 86.4 30 5.3 10:15 9:30 45
! 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
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
2023 265 1,068 -2 0 -6 -3 -10
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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 72.0 84.5 28.1 59.4 42.5 64.5 48.4 23.0 6.8 85.3
2020 703 46.7 66.2 86.6 23.5 55.7 44.2 64.5 43.4 22.3 8.0 75.0
2021 754 47.7 76.4 81.5 28.4 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 44.1 66.5 53.7 25.2 6.5 92.9
2023 1,068 47.2 67.3 81.2 34.9 56.9 39.9 65.7 50.3 27.6 8.7 81.7
Player 4,896 47.1 71.7 83.1 29.7 59.0 42.8 64.9 49.5 24.3 7.1 84.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2019 12 34 6 2 34 17 2 31 22 17 50 31 39 55 61 46 50
2020 29 47 22 16 38 13 17 24 36 41 22 20 17 68 68 43 38
2021 81 43 40
2022 79 59 54 49 90 82 70 23 41 55 97 48 76 78 62 33
2023 19 39 14 6 33 40 1 34 32 57 40 63 98 64 55 31
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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 24.0 -1 2 18 11 47.8
2020 22.5 8 7.7 0 1 3 5 62.5
2021 22.0 4 5.1 -1 3 6 0 0.0
2022 23.3 6 7.3 -1 2 6 3 50.0
2023 23.7 12 13.6 -2 3 12 5 41.7
Player 23.2 53 57.8 -5 11 45 24 45.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 28 22 22 25 25 27 21 18 19 23 24 26 23 25 25 22 23 25 26 24 26 28 27 21 24 21 26 27 25 23
2020 8 8 7 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 6 7 8 8 7 8 7
2021 4 6 3 8 5 4 6 7 2 3 4 7 6 4 5 8 6 5 6 5 6 3 8 6 6 4 6 5 5 4 1
2022 6 7 5 9 8 7 8 8 6 5 7 9 7 6 8 8 8 8 7 9 7 5 10 9 6 5 9 9 6 6 7
2023 12 13 9 13 13 13 15 14 12 12 14 13 14 10 15 16 18 14 15 15 13 14 18 18 10 11 13 15 15 14 10
Player 53 62 46 61 59 57 64 58 46 46 56 61 60 50 61 65 62 58 61 63 58 55 72 68 49 51 57 63 60 57 48
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 94.3 0.7 95.5 1.2 95.6 0.1 94.8 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 88.9 2.1 89.3 0.4 89.0 -0.3 89.1 0.1
Breaking Velocity 83.7 84.5 0.8 87.0 2.5 88.4 1.4 87.0 -1.4
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.8 0.5 91.9 2.1 89.5 -2.4 89.6 0.1
Launch Angle 16.0 16.1 0.1 15.8 -0.3 19.1 3.3 19.8 0.7
Barrel % 12.1 9.8 -2.3 7.8 -2.0 6.2 -1.6 12.7 6.5
Hard Hit % 39.8 39.3 -0.5 43.3 4.0 39.0 -4.3 41.6 2.6
Sweet Spot % 30.6 32.0 1.4 35.5 3.5 34.9 -0.6 36.4 1.5
xBA .257 .242 -0.015 .263 0.021 .230 -0.033 .251 0.021
BA .263 .217 -0.046 .291 0.074 .260 -0.031 .303 0.043
xwOBA .353 .338 -0.015 .323 -0.015 .277 -0.046 .344 0.067
wOBA .361 .310 -0.051 .331 0.021 .309 -0.022 .376 0.067
xSLG .512 .461 -0.051 .440 -0.021 .373 -0.067 .468 0.095
SLG .550 .422 -0.128 .436 0.014 .427 -0.009 .513 0.086
K% 18.4 21.9 3.5 20.1 -1.8 23.6 3.5 24.4 0.8
BB% 8.1 11.5 3.4 7.2 -4.3 3.9 -3.3 9.0 5.1
Swing % 48.4 43.4 -5.0 51.3 7.9 53.7 2.4 50.3 -3.4
Whiff% 23.0 22.3 -0.7 22.7 0.4 25.2 2.5 27.6 2.4
In Zone % 46.1 46.7 0.6 47.7 1.0 48.5 0.8 47.2 -1.3
Out of Zone % 53.9 53.3 -0.6 52.3 -1.0 51.5 -0.8 52.8 1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 23.5 -4.6 28.4 4.9 32.1 3.7 34.9 2.8
First Pitch Swing % 35.5 36.1 0.6 39.6 3.5 38.4 -1.2 37.0 -1.4
First Pitch Strike % 64.5 64.5 0.0 63.5 -1.0 66.5 3.0 65.7 -0.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 369 .361 178 47 26.4 191 119 62.3
2020 Shifts 181 .310 103 38 36.9 78 52 66.7
2021 Shifts 191 .333 113 23 20.4 78 41 52.6
2022 Shifts 203 .309 121 19 15.7 82 46 56.1
2023 Shades 265 .376 135 19 14.1 130 65 50.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 483 17.4 16.6% 1.0% 162 24.7 0.0% 13.6%
2020 224 21.1 0.0% 4.0% 98 25.3 0.0% 9.2%
2021 199 22.0 0.0% 7.0% 96 25.6 0.0% 17.7%
2022 186 21.4 0.5% 6.5% 147 23.6 0.0% 4.8%
2023 284 16.3 23.9% 0.4% 130 18.4 4.6% 1.5%
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Pitch Distribution