Matt Chapman Toronto Blue Jays

Age: 29 (April 28, 1993) | 6' 0" | 215lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-150 SS-3
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
OAK A+ 2018 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0 25 .333 n/a
PIT AA 2018 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 25 0.00 n/a
OAK AL 2018 145 547 100 152 58 146 42 6 24 68 1 2 .278 .356 .508 9 24 .338 40/20/39 20 22
OAK AL 2019 156 583 102 145 73 147 36 3 36 91 1 1 .249 .342 .506 11 22 .270 41/15/43 18 19
OAK AL 2020 37 142 22 33 8 54 9 2 10 25 0 0 .232 .276 .535 5 36 .291 26/24/51 14 14
OAK AL 2021 151 529 75 111 80 202 15 3 27 72 3 2 .210 .314 .403 13 32 .272 34/15/52 12 12
TOR AL 2022 35 121 11 22 13 37 5 0 5 15 0 0 .182 .259 .347 10 27 .212 36/14/49 1 1
Career 6yrs 608 2212 349 531 264 678 130 16 116 311 5 8 .240 .326 .471 10 27 .289 n/a
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It looks like he's heading to the Jays. The Toronto pitching corps has to be ecstatic with this move. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mar 16

Statcast xBA: .207

Statcast xSA: .414

With such a low LD% and high SO%, I'm surprised his xBA isn't lower.

Right down to Launch Angle and Pull%, Chapman is the poster boy of the modern-day hitter. Rob Mains shows what it all adds up to in an article today:

The addition of extra-inning zombie runners and seven-inning doubleheaders have made per-game figures unreliable for the past two years. As I’ve written, we’ve redefined what constitutes a game the past two years. So for the next graph, I’m using a per-27-outs measure.

Take at bats, subtract strikeouts and homers, and add sacrifice hits and sacrifice flies, and you’ve got balls in play. But in 2021 baseball, you had fewer than ever.

-- baseballprospectus.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11

He's worth more to us as well at short.

Rotoworld:

12.30: During an appearance on the Michael Kay Show, ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Yankees have discussed internally the possibility of acquiring Matt Chapman to play shortstop. (Chapman
is known as one of the best defensive third baseman in baseball, and
while he's only played 10 innings at the position, it seems more than
plausible he could move to the middle of the diamond and be a quality
option defensively. The Athletics are in rebuild mode, and Chapman is a
player that can help Oakland acquire prospects while also unloading
payroll -- even if the 28-year-old shouldn't exactly be considered a
sunk cost or anything close to that. )

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 2

His 14.6 LD% was the worst in the majors (qualified batters).

Across the board, the Statcast stats concur: he was much worse than the year before, when he wasn't that great.

His 51.8 FB% was third highest in the majors. His HR/FB, however, was just average, considerably down from the year before..

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 30 '21
2020: EV 93.6 HardHit 52% Barrel 18% HR/FB 22% LA 24.1 Pull 49% Cent 29% Oppo 21%
2021: EV 89.7 HardHit 42% Barrel 14% HR/FB 16% LA 18.6 Pull 41% Cent 38% Oppo 22%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21