Taylor Clarke
Taylor Clarke
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks
10-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 8/4/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Clarke broke through to the major leagues in 2019 and worked primarily as a starter. He posted a 5.31 ERA, buried by allowing 2.4 HR/9 across 84.2 innings. In 2020, his role changed thanks to the addition of Madison Bumgarner as he began the season in middle and long relief. He posted a passable 3.54 ERA, as a reliever, though his skills were far from spectacular, as he mustered only a 17:10 K:BB across 20.1 innings. Things only worsened once he was pushed back into the starting rotation after Bumgarner and Merrill Kelly landed on the injured list, as he logged a 5.09 ERA and 23:11 K:BB. Whether a starter or reliever, Clarke has been prone to the long ball, logging a 2.2 HR/9 across 128 total innings in the big leagues. Heading into 2021, Clarke projects to start the season as a long reliever and potential swing man. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
ADP
$Signed an $801,900 contract with the Diamondbacks in June of 2015.
Throws in rehab outing
PArizona Diamondbacks
Shoulder
July 28, 2021
Clarke (shoulder) allowed five runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning for High-A Hillsboro on Tuesday.
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This was Clarke's first appearance on rehab assignment. While the results were not good, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo indicated to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic prior to the outing that Clarke could be back with the team soon. "He's been feeling very, very good," Lovullo said. "He's going to fast-track this and get back to us as soon as possible." Clarke has been on the injured list since June 15.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
18
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
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Taylor Clarke generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .226 308 53 34 60 14 1 13
Since 2019vs Right .266 374 85 23 92 19 3 21
2021vs Left .213 51 10 4 10 2 0 0
2021vs Right .279 91 22 5 24 7 0 3
2020vs Left .161 66 12 9 9 2 0 2
2020vs Right .240 105 26 9 23 5 0 6
2019vs Left .252 191 31 21 41 10 1 11
2019vs Right .274 178 37 9 45 7 3 12
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-13%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.12 1.29 84.1 4 4 0 8.0 3.1 2.0
Since 2019Away 4.31 1.37 77.1 5 1 1 7.6 3.6 1.7
2021Home 3.50 1.17 18.0 0 0 0 8.0 1.5 0.5
2021Away 4.02 1.40 15.2 1 0 0 9.2 3.4 1.1
2020Home 4.68 1.20 25.0 2 0 0 9.7 4.0 1.8
2020Away 3.93 1.42 18.1 1 0 0 6.4 4.9 1.5
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
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Stat Review
How does Taylor Clarke compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
3.56
 
K/9
8.6
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
95.6 mph
 
ERA
3.74
 
WHIP
1.28
 
BABIP
.330
 
GB/FB
1.52
 
Left On Base
72.2%
 
Exit Velocity
84.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.9%
 
Spin Rate
2084 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.5%
 
Swinging Strike
10.9%
 
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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.
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Throws sim inning
PArizona Diamondbacks
Shoulder
July 26, 2021
Clarke (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch simulated inning Saturday.
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Lands on injured list
PArizona Diamondbacks
Shoulder
June 15, 2021
Clarke (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained right teres major muscle.
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Spoils Gallen's debut
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 14, 2021
Clarke allowed three runs on three hits while striking out three over 2.1 innings of relief in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Athletics.
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Beginning year in bullpen
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 28, 2021
Clarke is slated to begin the season in the bullpen after manager Torey Lovullo announced Sunday that Taylor Widener will open the year in the rotation as a replacement for Zac Gallen (forearm), Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Elevates innings, pitch count
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 27, 2021
Clarke threw five innings and 75 pitches in a simulated game on a back field Friday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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