Taylor Clarke
Taylor Clarke
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Clarke worked in a swing role for Arizona last year with mixed results. He lacks one plus pitch, but has a full bag of pitches he slings toward the plate to keep hitters off-balance and guessing. The troubles arise when he falls behind in the count as 22 of his 23 home runs came when the batter was even or ahead in the count. The league hit .194 against him when Clarke held the high ground, .206 when the hitter held the high ground, but a whopping .356 when the count was even. That speaks to an issue with pitch execution. He has the stuff and profile to be a solid fourth starter if it all comes together, but he does not have the stuff to get away with mistakes and was harshly reminded of that in 2019. He could be a Ryan Yarbrough with a delivery adjustment. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Diamondbacks in June of 2015 that includes a $801,900 signing bonus.
Optioned to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
March 26, 2020
Clarke was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Thursday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Clarke was never expected to open the season in Arizona's rotation, but the team's decision to send him to the minors to begin the season indicates he'll remain stretched out as starting depth. The righty made 23 appearances (15 starts) with the Diamondbacks in 2019, compiling a 5.31 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 84.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
66
Last 10 Games
47
Last 5 Games
49
How many pitches does Taylor Clarke generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Taylor Clarke generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .252 191 31 21 41 10 1 11
Since 2017vs Right .274 178 37 9 45 7 3 12
2019vs Left .252 191 31 21 41 10 1 11
2019vs Right .274 178 37 9 45 7 3 12
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.10 1.40 41.1 2 4 0 7.0 3.3 2.8
Since 2017Away 4.57 1.34 43.1 3 1 1 7.5 3.1 2.1
2019Home 6.10 1.40 41.1 2 4 0 7.0 3.3 2.8
2019Away 4.57 1.34 43.1 3 1 1 7.5 3.1 2.1
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Taylor Clarke compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.27
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
2.4
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
5.31
 
WHIP
1.37
 
BABIP
.270
 
GB/FB
1.02
 
Left On Base
72.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
11.4%
 
Spin Rate
2162 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.5%
 
Swinging Strike
9.7%
 
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Survives rocky first
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
March 11, 2020
Clarke allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out six over three innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Reds.
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Has second shaky start
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
March 1, 2020
Clarke allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out three over 2.2 innings in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers.
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Allows one run in no-decision
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 27, 2019
Clarke permitted one run on two hits and a walk while striking out four in three innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday.
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Starting Friday
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 25, 2019
Clarke will start Friday against the Padres, Jack Magruder of the Associated Press reports.
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Gets win as bulk reliever
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 22, 2019
Clarke (5-5) allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two over three innings to pick up the win over San Diego on Saturday.
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