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Statcast Search CSV Documentation

This is the documentation for the Statcast Search CSV data downloads.

pitch_type
  • The type of pitch derived from Statcast.

game_date
  • Date of the Game.

release_speed
  • Pitch velocities from 2008-16 are via Pitch F/X, and adjusted to roughly out-of-hand release point. All velocities from 2017 and beyond are Statcast, which are reported out-of-hand.

release_pos_x
  • Horizontal Release Position of the ball measured in feet from the catcher's perspective.

release_pos_z
  • Vertical Release Position of the ball measured in feet from the catcher's perspective.

player_name
  • Player's name tied to the event of the search.

batter
  • MLB Player Id tied to the play event.

pitcher
  • MLB Player Id tied to the play event.

events
  • Event of the resulting Plate Appearance.

description
  • Description of the resulting pitch.

spin_dir
  • * Deprecated field from the old tracking system.

spin_rate_deprecated
  • * Deprecated field from the old tracking system. Replaced by release_spin

break_angle_deprecated
  • * Deprecated field from the old tracking system.

break_length_deprecated
  • * Deprecated field from the old tracking system.

zone
  • Zone location of the ball when it crosses the plate from the catcher's perspective.

des
  • Plate appearance description from game day.

game_type
  • Type of Game. E = Exhibition, S = Spring Training, R = Regular Season, F = Wild Card, D = Divisional Series, L = League Championship Series, W = World Series

stand
  • Side of the plate batter is standing.

p_throws
  • Hand pitcher throws with.

home_team
  • Abbreviation of home team.

away_team
  • Abbreviation of away team.

type
  • Short hand of pitch result. B = ball, S = strike, X = in play.

hit_location
  • Position of first fielder to touch the ball.

bb_type
  • Batted ball type, ground_ball, line_drive, fly_ball, popup.

balls
  • Pre-pitch number of balls in count.

strikes
  • Pre-pitch number of strikes in count.

game_year
  • Year game took place.

pfx_x
  • Horizontal movement in feet from the catcher's perspective.

pfx_z
  • Vertical movement in feet from the catcher's perpsective.

plate_x
  • Horizontal position of the ball when it crosses home plate from the catcher's perspective.

plate_z
  • Vertical position of the ball when it crosses home plate from the catcher's perspective.

on_3b
  • Pre-pitch MLB Player Id of Runner on 3B.

on_2b
  • Pre-pitch MLB Player Id of Runner on 2B.

on_1b
  • Pre-pitch MLB Player Id of Runner on 1B.

outs_when_up
  • Pre-pitch number of outs.

inning
  • Pre-pitch inning number.

inning_topbot
  • Pre-pitch top or bottom of inning.

hc_x
  • Hit coordinate X of batted ball.

hc_y
  • Hit coordinate Y of batted ball.

tfs_deprecated
  • * Deprecated field from old tracking system.

tfs_zulu_deprecated
  • * Deprecated field from old tracking system.

fielder_2
  • Pre-pitch MLB Player Id of Catcher.

umpire
  • * Deprecated field from old tracking system.

sv_id
  • Non-unique Id of play event per game.

vx0
  • The velocity of the pitch, in feet per second, in x-dimension, determined at y=50 feet.

vy0
  • The velocity of the pitch, in feet per second, in y-dimension, determined at y=50 feet.

vy0
  • The velocity of the pitch, in feet per second, in z-dimension, determined at y=50 feet.

ax
  • The acceleration of the pitch, in feet per second per second, in x-dimension, determined at y=50 feet.

ay
  • The acceleration of the pitch, in feet per second per second, in y-dimension, determined at y=50 feet.

az
  • The acceleration of the pitch, in feet per second per second, in z-dimension, determined at y=50 feet.

sz_top
  • Top of the batter's strike zone set by the operator when the ball is halfway to the plate.

sz_bot
  • Bottom of the batter's strike zone set by the operator when the ball is halfway to the plate.

hit_distance
  • Projected hit distance of the batted ball.

launch_speed
  • Exit velocity of the batted ball as tracked by Statcast. For the limited subset of batted balls not tracked directly, estimates are included based on the process described here.

launch_angle
  • Launch angle of the batted ball as tracked by Statcast. For the limited subset of batted balls not tracked directly, estimates are included based on the process described here.

effective_speed
  • Derived speed based on the the extension of the pitcher's release.

release_spin
  • Spin rate of pitch tracked by Statcast.

release_extension
  • Release extension of pitch in feet as tracked by Statcast.

game_pk
  • Unique Id for Game.

pitcher
  • MLB Player Id tied to the play event.

fielder_2
  • MLB Player Id for catcher.

fielder_3
  • MLB Player Id for 1B.

fielder_4
  • MLB Player Id for 2B.

fielder_5
  • MLB Player Id for 3B.

fielder_6
  • MLB Player Id for SS.

fielder_7
  • MLB Player Id for LF.

fielder_8
  • MLB Player Id for CF.

fielder_9
  • MLB Player Id for RF.

release_pos_y
  • Release position of pitch measured in feet from the catcher's perspective.

estimated_ba_using_speedangle
  • Estimated Batting Avg based on launch angle and exit velocity.

estimated_woba_using_speedangle
  • Estimated wOBA based on launch angle and exit velocity.

woba_value
  • wOBA value based on result of play.

woba_denom
  • wOBA denominator based on result of play.

babip_value
  • BABIP value based on result of play.

iso_value
  • ISO value based on result of play.

launch_speed_angle
  • Launch speed/angle zone based on launch angle and exit velocity.
    1: Weak
    2: Topped
    3: Under
    4: Flare/Burner
    5: Solid Contact
    6: Barrel

at_bat_number
  • Plate appearance number of the game.

pitch_number
  • Total pitch number of the plate appearance.

pitch_name
  • The name of the pitch derived from the Statcast Data.

home_score
  • Pre-pitch home score

away_score
  • Pre-pitch away score

bat_score
  • Pre-pitch bat team score

fld_score
  • Pre-pitch field team score

post_home_score
  • Post-pitch home score

post_away_score
  • Post-pitch away score

post_bat_score
  • Post-pitch bat team score

if_fielding_alignment
  • Infield fielding alignment at the time of the pitch.

of_fielding_alignment
  • Outfield fielding alignment at the time of the pitch.