Taylor Clarke
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 217LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0 3.16 23 1 0 25.2 29 1.29
5 Seasons 13 9 4.61 148 21 4 246.0 224 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 23 1-0 3.16 25.2 29 1.29
5 Seasons 148 13-9 4.61 246.0 224 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 .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 30 434 68 6 8.8 5.6 87.4 112.3 18.9 38.2 .223 .361 .307 .295 .361 36.8 26.9 8.3 3.16 3.51
Player 4262 742 70 9.4 6.6 89.7 114.3 16.9 33.3 .247 .446 .331 .324 .380 39.9 21.2 7.8
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Clarke relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(32.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(27.2%) ,
Sweeper
(24.7%) ,
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 32.4 27.9 27.9 11.8 48.5 29.4 22.1 8.8 14.7 36.8 25.0 5.9 8.8 5.6
Player 38.9 28.0 23.5 9.6 38.1 35.6 26.3 3.5 27.5 31.0 22.5 5.4 9.4 6.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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-Seamer KC R 117 94.7 13.1 1.2 8 5.3 -1.8 -26
2023 Slider KC R 141 88.1 30.8 -2.0 -6 5.0 0.8 20
2023 Changeup KC R 67 89.3 28.3 -0.4 -1 15.3 0.2 2
2023 Sweeper KC R 107 83.8 41.7 3.4 9 12.0 -1.8 -13
2022 Changeup KC R 184 89.0 29.5 0.4 1 14.1 -0.4 -3
2022 4-Seamer KC R 364 95.6 12.3 1.5 11 5.5 -1.7 -23
2022 Slider KC R 311 88.4 31.4 -0.8 -2 3.6 -0.2 -6
2021 Curveball AZ R 15 78.7 55.2 1.0 2 7.1 -0.1 -1
2021 Changeup AZ R 118 89.3 28.4 0.2 1 14.6 0.3 2
2021 4-Seamer AZ R 402 95.5 12.6 1.2 9 6.1 -1.0 -14
2021 Slider AZ R 218 87.6 31.5 -1.5 -4 2.1 -1.7 -45
2020 4-Seamer AZ R 320 94.3 12.6 1.7 12 5.4 -1.5 -21
2020 Changeup AZ R 119 88.9 27.8 -0.8 -3 14.4 0.6 4
2020 Curveball AZ R 74 79.9 53.4 0.3 1 5.3 -2.2 -29
2020 Slider AZ R 190 86.3 33.8 -0.5 -2 4.5 0.6 15
2019 Changeup AZ R 178 86.8 25.8 -3.8 -13 11.9 -1.7 -13
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 Slider AZ R 384 85.3 36.6 0.7 2 4.7 0.5 12
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 %
2023 Slider -2.5 -4 142 32.7 41 .216 .297 .270 36.6 26.8 25.6 .165 .318 .251 34.6
2023 4-Seamer -1.0 -1 118 27.2 28 .280 .520 .354 10.7 25.0 16.7 .281 .506 .372 57.9
2023 Sweeper 0.7 1 107 24.7 25 .227 .364 .308 31.9 36.0 18.0 .234 .296 .287 23.1
2023 Changeup 2.0 1 67 15.4 14 .333 .333 .357 28.1 14.3 12.5 .260 .315 .312 20.0
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 6 402 53.3 109 .380 .610 .449 16.3 16.5 13.4 .313 .515 .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 .395 .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-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 .217 .463 .331 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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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
2023 Changeup 67 89.3 95 16.9 2:00 2:30 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 110 94.8 89 17.7 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Slider 130 88.1 36 6.4 11:30 10:00 90
2023 Sweeper 102 83.8 54 13.5 7:30 8:15 -45
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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 108 434 -5 -1 2 1 -3
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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 434 47.1 64.4 84.8 37.0 52.9 42.1 61.1 50.0 27.6 6.4 64.3
Player 4,262 47.1 72.0 83.7 29.1 58.8 43.4 64.4 49.3 23.8 6.6 82.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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
2019 12 34 6 2 34 17 2 31 22 17 50 31 39 59 59 46 51
2020 29 47 22 16 38 13 17 24 36 41 22 20 17 72 64 43 40
2021 83 41 40
2022 79 59 54 49 90 82 70 23 41 55 97 48 76 80 59 33
2023 70 71 69 64 67 51 36 75 65 70 51 61 97 70 49 36
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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 23.4 3 3.2 0 2 5 0 0.0
Player 23.0 44 47.4 -3 10 38 19 43.2

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 3 2 1 2 4 4 4 1 4 2 3 5 3 1 5 3 5 3 4 5 2 3 6 4 0 3 3 4 4 4 2
Player 44 51 38 50 50 48 53 45 38 36 45 53 49 41 51 52 49 47 50 53 47 44 60 54 39 43 47 52 49 47 40
! 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 94.7 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 88.9 2.1 89.3 0.4 89.0 -0.3 89.3 0.3
Breaking Velocity 83.7 84.5 0.8 87.0 2.5 88.4 1.4 86.2 -2.2
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.8 0.5 91.9 2.1 89.5 -2.4 87.4 -2.1
Launch Angle 16.0 16.1 0.1 15.8 -0.3 19.1 3.3 18.9 -0.2
Barrel % 12.1 9.8 -2.3 7.8 -2.0 6.2 -1.6 8.8 2.6
Hard Hit % 39.8 39.3 -0.5 43.3 4.0 39.0 -4.3 36.8 -2.2
Sweet Spot % 30.6 32.0 1.4 35.5 3.5 34.9 -0.6 38.2 3.3
xBA .257 .242 -0.015 .263 0.021 .230 -0.033 .223 -0.007
BA .263 .217 -0.046 .291 0.074 .260 -0.031 .250 -0.010
xwOBA .353 .338 -0.015 .323 -0.015 .277 -0.046 .295 0.018
wOBA .361 .310 -0.051 .331 0.021 .309 -0.022 .307 -0.002
xSLG .512 .461 -0.051 .439 -0.022 .373 -0.066 .361 -0.012
SLG .550 .422 -0.128 .436 0.014 .427 -0.009 .375 -0.052
K% 18.4 21.9 3.5 20.1 -1.8 23.6 3.5 26.9 3.3
BB% 8.1 11.5 3.4 7.2 -4.3 3.9 -3.3 8.3 4.4
Swing % 48.4 43.4 -5.0 51.3 7.9 53.7 2.4 50.0 -3.7
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 47.1 -1.4
Out of Zone % 53.9 53.3 -0.6 52.3 -1.0 51.5 -0.8 52.9 1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 23.5 -4.6 28.4 4.9 32.1 3.7 37.0 4.9
First Pitch Swing % 35.5 36.1 0.6 39.6 3.5 38.4 -1.2 33.3 -5.1
First Pitch Strike % 64.5 64.5 0.0 63.5 -1.0 66.5 3.0 61.1 -5.4
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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
2023 108 .307 56 0 0.0 52 0 0.0

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 65 16.4 24.6% 0.0% 25 19.6 4.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution