A.J. Griffin
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 13, #395, Oakland Athletics | San Diego

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 6 6 5.94 18 15 0 77.1 61 1.34
4 Seasons 34 21 4.34 88 85 0 478.2 403 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 18 6-6 5.94 77.1 61 1.34
4 Seasons 88 34-21 4.34 478.2 403 1.22

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 28 2063 349 30 8.6 5.9 89.2 111.7 21.1 38.1 .264 .480 .353 .353 .412 38.7 21.0 9.0 5.07 5.42
2017 29 1322 243 22 9.1 6.5 86.8 112.5 23.9 32.9 .233 .462 .356 .330 .361 31.7 18.0 8.3 5.93 4.73
Player 3385 592 52 8.8 6.1 88.2 112.5 22.3 36.0 .251 .473 .354 .344 .391 35.8 19.8 8.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Griffin relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.7%) ,
Curveball
(30.4%) ,
Changeup
(11.1%) ,
Cutter
(5.7%) ,
Sinker
(1.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 30.7 28.9 26.9 13.5 37.2 39.8 22.9 3.2 19.5 32.1 25.8 7.7 8.6 5.9
2017 29.2 32.1 21.0 17.7 38.3 38.3 23.5 4.1 20.2 42.0 20.2 3.7 9.1 6.5
Player 30.1 30.2 24.5 15.2 37.7 39.2 23.1 3.5 19.8 36.1 23.5 6.1 8.8 6.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2017 Sinker TEX R 15 86.6 24.3 -0.8 -3 17.0 3.8 29
2017 Cutter TEX R 75 82.5 30.8 2.0 6 2.3 -4.9 -187
2017 Changeup TEX R 146 80.0 29.9 -1.5 -5 14.3 2.2 18
2017 Curveball TEX R 401 66.1 77.7 3.0 4 12.6 1.2 10
2017 4-Seamer TEX R 683 87.3 17.4 1.2 6 12.1 5.3 79
2016 4-Seamer TEX R 1,115 88.2 16.2 1.2 7 8.2 2.1 35
2016 Changeup TEX R 194 81.4 27.4 -2.9 -10 8.8 -3.0 -25
2016 Curveball TEX R 386 67.2 73.8 5.1 7 15.7 2.3 17
2016 Slider TEX R 342 83.7 30.5 -4.4 -13 3.5 -1.7 -33
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2017 4-Seamer 2.1 14 683 51.7 176 .296 .671 .443 13.6 14.2 14.1 .267 .574 .388 40.3
2017 Curveball 0.2 1 401 30.3 100 .217 .315 .270 31.8 30.0 18.8 .170 .242 .211 11.1
2017 Changeup -2.1 -3 146 11.0 44 .128 .308 .229 25.7 11.4 15.2 .182 .309 .266 28.6
2017 Cutter 2.7 2 75 5.7 14 .385 .846 .529 11.5 7.1 10.0 .443 1.092 .635 50.0
2017 Sinker 10.4 2 15 1.1 4 .250 1.000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 .215 .731 .383 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 357 1,505 -13 -4 5 4 -7
2013 820 3,206 -29 -4 18 9 -7
2016 508 2,057 -5 -2 13 8 14
2017 338 1,321 -3 0 13 6 16
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 2,063 50.6 62.9 81.6 25.0 63.5 43.1 57.2 44.2 22.8 7.6 71.3
2017 1,322 51.7 66.3 81.7 23.2 73.6 42.5 61.8 45.5 20.1 8.8 76.7
Player 3,385 51.0 64.3 81.6 24.3 67.2 42.9 59.0 44.7 21.7 8.1 73.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 10 29 9 5 18 20 7 30 16 52 33 47 10 6 68 78 93
2017 30 67 19 4 61 30 4 59 62 23 51 19 7 3 58 67 94
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.0 28 24.3 4 8 14 13 46.4
2017 23.6 20 17.5 3 4 10 10 50.0
Player 23.3 48 41.8 6 12 24 23 47.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 28 24 25 23 23 27 22 27 23 21 27 24 21 20 23 27 25 25 19 26 32 19 22 26 25 25 26 24 23 24 30
2017 20 18 21 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 17 16 16 17 19 16 21 13 17 20 16 16 21 18 17 19 16 17 17 20
Player 48 42 46 41 40 44 39 44 40 38 45 41 37 36 40 46 41 46 32 43 52 35 38 47 43 42 45 40 40 41 50
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.2 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 81.4 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 74.9 -8.8
Exit Velocity 89.2 -2.4
Launch Angle 21.1 2.8
Barrel % 8.6 0.5
Hard Hit % 38.7 -7
Sweet Spot % 38.1 -5.2
xBA .264 -0.031
BA .256 -0.003
xwOBA .353 -0.023
wOBA .353 0.003
xSLG .48 -0.018
SLG .501 0.026
K% 21 -3
BB% 9 -0.7
Swing % 44.2 1.3
Whiff% 22.8 -2.7
In Zone % 50.6 1.1
Out of Zone % 49.4 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25 -1.8
First Pitch Swing % 23.2 2.2
First Pitch Strike % 57.2 4.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 496 .354 259 15 5.8 237 61 25.7
2017 338 .356 198 8 4.0 140 39 27.9

Pitch Tempo

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