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A.J. Griffin
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 33

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

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 % 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 89.2 111.7 21.1 38.1 .258 .469 .353 .345 .399 38.7 21 9 5.07 5.32
2017 29 1322 243 21 8.6 86.7 112.5 23.6 32.9 .229 .449 .356 .323 .352 31.3 18 8.3 5.93 4.61
Player 3385 592 51 8.6 88.1 112.5 22.1 36 .246 .461 .354 .336 .379 35.6 19.8 8.7
MLB 6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2017 4-Seam Fastball 683 357 326 51.7 87.3 176 152 45 16 15 0 14 25 129 .296 .260 .671 .548 .429 .376 89.7 26 2252 6.8 13.6 14.1
2017 Curveball 401 257 144 30.4 66.1 100 92 20 14 4 1 1 30 63 .217 .170 .315 .242 .257 .212 81.5 23 2587 6.1 31.8 18.8
2017 Changeup 146 56 90 11.1 80.0 44 39 5 2 1 0 2 5 35 .128 .180 .308 .304 .222 .264 84.3 17 1779 6.9 25.7 15.2
2017 Cutter 75 55 20 5.7 82.5 14 13 5 3 0 0 2 1 12 .385 .443 .846 1.092 .520 .635 88.1 11 2230 6.5 11.5 10.0
2017 Sinker 15 7 8 1.1 86.6 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .215 1.000 .731 .495 .383 86.2 56 2212 6.8 0.0 0.0
2016 4-Seam Fastball 1129 562 567 54.9 88.2 286 246 60 34 9 3 14 62 186 .244 .247 .476 .445 .351 .344 89.7 27 2305 6.7 17.6 18.7
2016 Curveball 388 240 148 18.9 67.1 99 91 17 13 1 0 3 33 59 .187 .208 .297 .340 .238 .264 83.8 19 2629 6.3 33.8 18.3
2016 Slider 346 180 166 16.8 83.7 76 71 26 15 3 2 6 7 64 .366 .329 .718 .591 .468 .410 91.7 12 2310 6.4 25.4 12.1
2016 Changeup 194 52 142 9.4 81.4 47 45 13 4 4 0 5 5 40 .289 .307 .711 .669 .424 .419 89.5 11 1789 6.9 26.5 13.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2017 29.2 32.1 21 17.7 38.3 38.3 23.5 4.1 20.6 42.4 20.2 3.7 8.6
Player 30.1 30.2 24.5 15.2 37.7 39.2 23.1 3.5 19.9 36.3 23.5 6.1 8.6
MLB 45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6
! 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 Cutter TEX R 75 82.5 30.8 2 6 2.3 -4.9 -187
2017 4-Seamer TEX R 683 87.3 17.4 1.2 6 12.1 5.3 79
2017 Changeup TEX R 146 80 29.9 -1.5 -5 14.3 2.2 18
2017 Curveball TEX R 401 66.1 77.7 3 4 12.6 1.2 10
2017 Sinker TEX R 15 86.6 24.3 -0.8 -3 17 3.8 29
2016 Slider TEX R 342 83.7 30.5 -4.3 -12 0.5 -2.5 -84
2016 4-Seamer TEX R 1115 88.2 16.2 1.2 7 10.5 3.3 46
2016 Curveball TEX R 386 67.2 73.8 5.1 7 12.2 1.6 15
2016 Changeup TEX R 194 81.4 27.4 -2.9 -10 10.9 -1.6 -13
! 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 Sinker 10.4 2 15 1.1 4 .25 1 .5 0 0 0 .215 .731 .383 50
2017 Cutter 2.7 2 75 5.7 14 .385 .846 .529 11.5 7.1 10 .443 1.092 .635 50
2017 Changeup -2 -3 146 11 44 .128 .308 .224 25.7 11.4 15.2 .18 .304 .263 28.6
2017 Curveball -0.1 0 401 30.3 100 .217 .315 .261 31.8 30 18.8 .17 .242 .211 11.1
2017 4-Seamer 2.1 15 683 51.7 176 .296 .671 .445 13.6 14.2 14.1 .26 .548 .376 39.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 357 1505 -12 -3 5 4 -7
2013 820 3206 -28 -5 18 8 -7
2016 508 2057 -5 -2 14 8 15
2017 338 1321 -4 0 13 6 15
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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 2063 50.6 62.9 81.6 25 63.5 43.1 57.2 44.2 22.8 7.6 71.3
2017 1322 51.8 66.4 81.7 23.1 73.5 42.5 61.8 45.5 20.1 8.8 76.7
Player 3385 51.1 64.3 81.6 24.3 67.2 42.9 59 44.7 21.7 8.1 73.6
MLB 48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 11 29 9 5 21 20 7 30 17 52 33 47 11 5 69 80
2017 34 70 22 6 63 31 7 62 65 23 51 19 34 3 57 70
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.2 -1.4 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 81.4 -1.4 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 74.9 -8.8 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.2 -2.5 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 21.1 2.5 undefined undefined
Barrel % 8.6 0 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 38.7 -7.4 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 38.1 -5.2 undefined undefined
xBA .258 -0.029 undefined undefined
BA .256 -0.003 undefined undefined
xwOBA .345 -0.022 undefined undefined
wOBA .353 0.003 undefined undefined
xSLG .469 -0.02 undefined undefined
SLG .501 0.026 undefined undefined
K% 21 -3 undefined undefined
BB% 9 -0.7 undefined undefined
Swing % 44.2 1.3 undefined undefined
Whiff% 22.8 -2.7 undefined undefined
In Zone % 50.6 1.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 49.4 -1.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 25 -1.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 23.2 2.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 57.2 4.6 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 496 .354 259 15 5.8 237 61 25.7
2017 337 .357 198 8 4.0 139 39 28.1

Pitch Distribution