A.J. Minter
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2015 | Rd: CB-B, #75, Atlanta Braves | Texas A&M

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 3 5 6.04 30 0 8 28.1 35 1.24
7 Seasons 19 24 3.53 305 0 33 278.0 340 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 30 3-5 6.04 28.1 35 1.24
7 Seasons 305 19-24 3.53 278.0 340 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
2017 23 248 32 2 6.3 3.3 88.6 111.0 18.3 28.1 .188 .294 .255 .220 .369 40.6 43.3 3.3 3.00 2.05
2018 24 1045 167 3 1.8 1.2 87.6 114.6 15.6 36.5 .237 .338 .285 .288 .352 35.2 26.5 8.5 3.23 3.47
2019 25 588 88 5 5.7 3.4 87.9 114.5 11.8 38.6 .264 .440 .360 .346 .410 34.1 23.8 15.6 7.06 5.41
2020 26 397 52 2 3.8 2.4 84.5 107.1 9.4 34.6 .210 .305 .260 .264 .328 23.1 28.2 10.6 0.83 2.90
2021 27 876 142 6 4.2 2.7 86.7 116.3 11.8 31.0 .213 .319 .282 .269 .315 35.2 25.8 9.0 3.78 3.01
2022 28 1111 159 14 8.8 5.2 88.3 112.2 18.0 32.1 .182 .304 .246 .242 .336 34.0 34.7 5.5 2.06 2.39
2023 29 469 73 6 8.2 5.2 88.6 108.7 19.6 42.5 .238 .393 .304 .305 .415 37.0 30.4 6.1 6.04 3.77
Player 4734 713 38 5.3 3.3 87.5 116.3 15.0 34.8 .218 .339 .283 .277 .354 34.3 29.3 8.5
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Minter relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.5%) ,
Cutter
(38.6%) ,
Changeup
(11.9%) ,


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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
2017 34.4 31.3 28.1 6.3 40.6 34.4 25.0 3.1 25.0 37.5 25.0 3.1 6.3 3.3
2018 38.9 22.2 26.9 12.0 33.5 34.1 31.7 1.2 31.1 28.1 28.1 7.8 1.8 1.2
2019 39.8 23.9 33.0 3.4 31.8 45.5 22.7 2.3 26.1 23.9 34.1 6.8 5.7 3.4
2020 50.0 19.2 21.2 9.6 30.8 53.8 15.4 5.8 42.3 23.1 19.2 5.8 3.8 2.4
2021 47.9 22.5 21.8 7.7 37.3 35.9 26.8 6.3 33.1 24.6 23.9 7.7 4.2 2.7
2022 39.6 27.0 22.0 11.3 34.6 35.2 30.2 5.0 28.9 33.3 18.2 5.0 8.8 5.2
2023 32.9 27.4 31.5 8.2 32.9 34.2 32.9 5.5 20.5 26.0 30.1 8.2 8.2 5.2
Player 41.0 24.3 25.7 9.1 34.4 37.6 27.9 4.1 29.9 27.9 25.2 6.7 5.3 3.3
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! 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
2023 Cutter ATL L 177 89.5 30.0 -3.9 -15 5.5 3.2 135
2023 4-Seamer ATL L 226 95.7 12.7 1.2 9 7.1 -0.8 -11
2023 Changeup ATL L 52 86.6 31.2 0.7 2 15.9 1.0 7
2022 Cutter ATL L 357 90.3 29.0 -4.1 -17 5.1 3.3 187
2022 Changeup ATL L 201 87.6 32.3 1.8 6 16.2 1.7 12
2022 4-Seamer ATL L 553 96.6 12.0 1.7 13 6.5 -1.8 -22
2021 Changeup ATL L 117 87.2 32.9 2.5 8 16.6 2.0 14
2021 Cutter ATL L 387 89.0 30.3 -3.8 -14 5.1 3.2 160
2021 4-Seamer ATL L 372 96.1 13.0 1.4 10 6.3 -2.0 -24
2020 4-Seamer ATL L 154 95.5 13.2 1.5 10 8.0 -0.1 -2
2020 Changeup ATL L 74 85.4 34.5 2.0 6 15.6 1.8 13
2020 Cutter ATL L 169 87.9 31.2 -3.9 -14 4.4 2.4 119
2019 Slider ATL L 1 86.3 30.2 -4.5 -13 4.8 0.6 13
2019 Sinker ATL L 1 94.2 20.2 -2.9 -12 11.9 -3.8 -24
2019 Cutter ATL L 261 91.5 25.2 -0.3 -1 3.3 1.5 89
2019 4-Seamer ATL L 230 96.0 13.8 1.3 9 6.8 -2.0 -22
2019 Changeup ATL L 95 86.1 33.2 2.2 7 13.8 -0.8 -5
2018 Cutter ATL L 493 91.6 25.9 -1.9 -8 4.0 2.7 210
2018 Changeup ATL L 32 86.2 37.2 4.6 14 13.1 -1.4 -10
2018 4-Seamer ATL L 495 96.6 13.8 1.3 9 7.1 -1.6 -19
2017 4-Seamer ATL L 127 96.1 12.8 1.2 8 6.1 -3.4 -36
2017 Cutter ATL L 120 90.0 28.3 -2.6 -10 5.6 3.7 206
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 232 49.5 49 .238 .429 .329 23.9 28.6 21.5 .217 .414 .331 44.8
2023 Cutter 2.6 5 181 38.6 53 .294 .412 .308 38.0 30.2 25.8 .273 .421 .314 38.9
2023 Changeup -0.6 0 56 11.9 13 .231 .231 .150 34.5 38.5 16.7 .163 .201 .160 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -2.1 -12 553 49.8 141 .152 .272 .226 31.3 36.9 27.1 .161 .318 .256 48.0
2022 Cutter 0.9 3 357 32.1 81 .338 .500 .369 36.2 28.4 24.0 .235 .331 .268 27.8
2022 Changeup -2.9 -6 201 18.1 49 .102 .102 .092 30.7 38.8 23.2 .155 .224 .165 10.0
2021 Cutter -1.6 -6 387 44.2 112 .182 .303 .270 31.9 25.9 25.0 .186 .315 .252 32.9
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 1 372 42.5 75 .242 .371 .329 30.3 30.7 20.7 .233 .316 .309 37.5
2021 Changeup 0.2 0 117 13.4 34 .324 .441 .332 32.3 14.7 13.2 .255 .334 .256 37.9
2020 Cutter -4.2 -7 169 42.6 37 .152 .212 .203 35.2 32.4 19.4 .141 .175 .186 9.1
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -2 154 38.8 28 .208 .375 .313 24.6 28.6 14.8 .262 .436 .356 37.5
2020 Changeup -2.5 -2 74 18.6 18 .278 .444 .308 22.2 22.2 11.8 .266 .369 .276 28.6
2019 Cutter -1.3 -3 261 44.4 72 .274 .371 .335 33.8 26.4 22.1 .231 .379 .312 34.1
2019 4-Seamer 4.5 10 230 39.1 47 .368 .684 .494 21.1 21.3 15.9 .328 .614 .449 46.4
2019 Changeup -2.8 -3 95 16.2 22 .200 .200 .195 38.1 27.3 20.7 .206 .264 .218 13.3
2019 Slider -7.6 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker 60.3 1 1 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .960 1.174 .917 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.6 3 495 47.4 116 .257 .376 .342 24.5 21.6 17.7 .224 .346 .299 33.8
2018 Cutter -1.4 -7 493 47.2 128 .250 .317 .274 37.7 32.0 24.3 .250 .336 .279 37.5
2018 Changeup -1.2 0 32 3.1 9 .111 .111 .200 23.5 22.2 15.4 .172 .232 .175 14.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 0 127 51.2 28 .259 .444 .314 30.6 42.9 26.1 .217 .370 .262 40.0
2017 Cutter -2.6 -3 120 48.4 32 .194 .258 .213 40.3 43.8 34.1 .163 .227 .183 41.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 71 85.3 91 16.7 9:45 9:15 30
2020 Cutter 161 87.9 27 5.7 1:00 2:00 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 152 95.5 93 18.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Changeup 115 87.2 90 17.5 10:00 9:15 45
2021 Cutter 383 89.0 29 6.5 1:00 2:15 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 363 96.1 88 17.4 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Changeup 197 87.6 92 17.2 10:00 9:15 45
2022 Cutter 350 90.3 29 6.6 12:30 2:00 -90
2022 4-Seam Fastball 552 96.6 90 18.1 11:00 11:15 -15
2023 Changeup 55 86.5 92 17.2 10:00 9:30 30
2023 Cutter 177 89.5 32 6.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 232 95.7 91 18.2 11:00 11:15 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 60 247 -2 -1 -1 1 -3
2018 262 1,058 -14 -2 4 6 -6
2019 142 588 -1 -1 3 3 5
2020 106 496 -8 -6 1 2 -11
2021 268 1,058 -13 -4 5 4 -7
2022 281 1,154 -8 -15 3 5 -16
2023 115 469 -3 2 3 1 3
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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 %
2017 248 51.4 70.9 75.6 36.7 36.4 41.3 63.3 54.4 35.6 8.9 90.9
2018 1,045 48.9 70.9 75.7 30.8 49.1 41.1 58.7 50.0 31.8 7.8 81.3
2019 588 45.7 73.2 78.7 30.1 50.0 38.6 55.6 49.8 30.4 7.1 83.3
2020 397 47.6 72.5 77.4 28.4 55.9 41.3 59.0 49.4 29.1 6.3 80.0
2021 876 52.2 69.6 75.5 27.7 46.6 41.3 64.3 49.5 31.3 8.8 77.9
2022 1,111 49.4 69.9 74.2 33.6 51.3 45.4 66.1 51.6 33.0 6.8 77.3
2023 469 51.4 71.8 77.5 32.0 49.3 47.8 60.0 52.5 30.9 7.9 86.5
Player 4,734 49.5 70.9 76.0 31.0 49.2 42.5 61.5 50.7 31.7 7.6 81.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 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
2017 57 94 26
2018 72 54 82 93 51 99 99 71 51 73 45 88 82 72 93 30
2019 59 77 26
2020 90 78 90 91 71 88 87 96 99 73 29 67 56 31 74 37
2021 89 81 90 91 82 96 94 87 76 64 39 81 47 38 90 36
2022 96 96 90 75 98 58 24 55 79 96 86 90 88 61 96 37
2023 62 55 56 55 73 56 47 57 63 88 79 83 81 44 92 41
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 25.2 1 1.2 0 1 0 1 100.0
2018 24.0 3 3.9 -1 1 3 2 66.7
2019 23.5 3 4.1 -1 0 4 2 66.7
2020 23.1 3 3.7 -1 0 2 3 100.0
2021 25.7 2 2.5 -1 5 2 1 50.0
2022 21.9 5 6.3 -1 7 6 1 20.0
2023 24.1 3 3.2 0 0 4 0 0.0
Player 23.5 20 24.9 -5 14 21 10 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
2018 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 2 4 6 4 2 4 5 2 4 4 5 4 4 5 3 2 4 4 5 5 4 4
2019 3 5 3 4 5 5 6 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 3 3 4 5 5 4 4 6 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4
2020 3 4 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3
2021 2 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 1 2 2 6 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 4 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
2022 5 5 7 7 8 7 8 6 4 4 5 8 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 7 6 8 9 7 4 5 8 9 7 6 4
2023 3 2 4 3 4 4 4 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 4 3 2 2 4 4 3 4 2
Player 20 23 24 27 28 27 31 25 20 18 22 35 25 19 27 24 20 24 25 27 24 24 35 25 20 20 27 30 26 25 20
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 94.1 1.0 93.6 -0.5 91.5 -2.1 92.5 1.0 94.2 1.7 93.0 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 86.2 0.0 86.1 -0.1 85.4 -0.7 87.2 1.8 87.6 0.4 86.5 -1.1
Breaking Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 86.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Exit Velocity 88.6 87.6 -1.0 87.9 0.3 84.5 -3.4 86.7 2.2 88.3 1.6 88.6 0.3
Launch Angle 18.3 15.6 -2.7 11.8 -3.8 9.4 -2.4 11.8 2.4 18.0 6.2 19.6 1.6
Barrel % 6.3 1.8 -4.5 5.7 3.9 3.8 -1.9 4.2 0.4 8.8 4.6 8.2 -0.6
Hard Hit % 40.6 35.2 -5.4 34.1 -1.1 23.1 -11.0 35.2 12.1 34.0 -1.2 37.0 3.0
Sweet Spot % 28.1 36.5 8.4 38.6 2.1 34.6 -4.0 31.0 -3.6 32.1 1.1 42.5 10.4
xBA .188 .237 0.049 .264 0.027 .210 -0.054 .213 0.003 .182 -0.031 .238 0.056
BA .224 .244 0.020 .298 0.054 .200 -0.098 .226 0.026 .198 -0.028 .264 0.066
xwOBA .220 .288 0.068 .346 0.058 .264 -0.082 .269 0.005 .242 -0.027 .305 0.063
wOBA .255 .285 0.030 .360 0.075 .260 -0.100 .282 0.022 .246 -0.036 .304 0.058
xSLG .294 .338 0.044 .440 0.102 .305 -0.135 .319 0.014 .304 -0.015 .393 0.089
SLG .345 .329 -0.016 .446 0.117 .320 -0.126 .349 0.029 .306 -0.043 .396 0.090
K% 43.3 26.5 -16.8 23.8 -2.7 28.2 4.4 25.8 -2.4 34.7 8.9 30.4 -4.3
BB% 3.3 8.5 5.2 15.6 7.1 10.6 -5.0 9.0 -1.6 5.5 -3.5 6.1 0.6
Swing % 54.4 50.0 -4.4 49.8 -0.2 49.4 -0.4 49.5 0.1 51.6 2.1 52.5 0.9
Whiff% 35.6 31.8 -3.8 30.4 -1.4 29.1 -1.3 31.3 2.2 33.0 1.7 30.9 -2.1
In Zone % 51.4 48.9 -2.5 45.7 -3.2 47.6 1.9 52.2 4.6 49.4 -2.8 51.4 2.0
Out of Zone % 48.6 51.1 2.5 54.3 3.2 52.4 -1.9 47.8 -4.6 50.6 2.8 48.6 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 36.7 30.8 -5.9 30.1 -0.7 28.4 -1.7 27.7 -0.7 33.6 5.9 32.0 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 38.3 34.7 -3.6 33.3 -1.4 34.9 1.6 34.8 -0.1 42.4 7.6 31.3 -11.1
First Pitch Strike % 63.3 58.7 -4.6 55.6 -3.1 59.0 3.4 64.3 5.3 66.1 1.8 60.0 -6.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 60 .255 38 1 2.6 22 4 18.2
2018 258 .286 171 14 8.2 87 13 14.9
2019 142 .360 86 10 11.6 56 12 21.4
2020 83 .260 57 2 3.5 26 0 0.0
2021 215 .281 119 18 15.1 96 27 28.1
2022 271 .246 194 14 7.2 77 14 18.2
2023 115 .304 76 0 0.0 39 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo