Matt Koch

Age 29 SP/RP
  • Born 11/02/1990
  • Bats L
  • Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Statistics
W-L
0-0
IP
20.2
ERA
9.15
WHIP
1.60
K
9
K%
9.3
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2018
2019
Changeup
16.5% Thrown 85.5 MPH 20 CSW%
Curveball
7.4% Thrown 79.8 MPH 7.4 CSW%
Four-Seamer
48.1% Thrown 92.3 MPH 24 CSW%
Cutter
28.0% Thrown 89.0 MPH 18.6 CSW%

His main secondary pitch besides his cutter, Koch throws his changeup over 16% of the time and averages just over 85 mph. It has good horizontal movement with an xMov score of -7.8.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren

Koch’s curveball has good downward break from an over-the-top arm-slot. Averaging almost 80 mph, Koch only throws it 7.42% of the time, making it his fourth pitch in his repertoire.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren

Thrown 48% of the time, Koch’s fastball averages 92 mph and did not fool many hitters in 2019. He gave up a slash line of .409/.447/.841, so look for Koch to lower his fastball usage in 2020.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren

Koch threw 102 very effective cutters in 2019, holding hitters to a .190/.320/.381 slash line. The pitch averages 89 mph, and Koch uses it to get his fair share of GBs, as evident by his 52.6% GB rate.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
42.9% Thrown 91.3 MPH
Cutter
25.5% Thrown 89.6 MPH
Changeup
16.0% Thrown 85.4 MPH
Slider
15.7% Thrown 79.8 MPH

Koch’s primary pitch is his fastball which he throws about 42% of the time. The pitch was only able to register a whiff rate of 4.3% and batters mashed off of it, hitting .327 with 12 home runs. Those long balls were good enough to warrant an astronomical .381 ISO

Koch’s go-to when he’s not throwing his fastball is his cutter, which was above-average in 2018. Hitters chased on 27% of Koch’s cutters, which helped him put up a positive pVal last season.

As a primary offspeed offering Koch relies on his changeup. The pitch has actually been surprisingly effective as hitters couldn’t manage to keep their OPS over .500 when facing the pitch.

Koch mixes in a slider as the final pitch in his repertoire. The pitch has been below-average for a breaking ball, putting up only a 9% whiff rate while giving up an OPS of .748.

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