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A.J. Minter
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 28

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 6 3.78 61 0 0 52.1 57 1.22
5 Seasons 11 15 3.71 200 0 20 179.2 211 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 61 3-6 3.78 52.1 57 1.22
5 Seasons 200 11-15 3.71 179.2 211 1.34

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
2017 24 248 32 2 6.3 88.6 111 18.3 28.1 .188 .294 .255 .220 .369 40.6 43.3 3.3 3.00 2.09
2018 25 1045 167 3 1.8 87.6 114.6 15.6 36.5 .234 .334 .285 .284 .346 35.2 26.5 8.5 3.23 3.42
2019 26 588 88 5 5.7 87.9 114.5 11.8 38.6 .264 .440 .360 .346 .410 34.1 23.8 15.6 7.06 5.52
2020 27 397 52 2 3.8 84.5 107.1 9.4 34.6 .210 .305 .260 .264 .329 23.1 28.2 10.6 0.83 2.92
2021 28 876 142 6 4.2 86.7 116.3 11.8 31 .210 .314 .282 .267 .312 35.2 25.8 9 3.78 3.01
3154 481 18 3.7 87.1 116.3 13.3 34.5 .226 .340 .293 .284 .347 34 27.3 9.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Minter relies on 3 pitches.
Cutter
(44.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(42.5%) ,
Changeup
(13.4%) ,


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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%
2021 Cutter 387 167 220 44.2 89.0 112 99 18 10 6 0 2 29 73 .182 .184 .303 .311 .239 .246 85.6 12 2542 6.1 31.9 25.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 372 190 182 42.5 96.1 75 62 15 8 6 1 0 23 40 .242 .232 .371 .312 .325 .306 87.5 15 2349 6.2 30.3 20.7
2021 Changeup 117 113 4 13.4 87.2 34 34 11 7 4 0 0 5 29 .324 .246 .441 .323 .327 .250 85.5 1 1723 6.2 32.3 13.2
2020 Cutter 169 104 65 42.6 87.9 37 33 5 3 2 0 0 12 22 .152 .141 .212 .175 .201 .186 77.5 13 2429 6.2 35.2 19.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 154 104 50 38.8 95.5 28 24 5 3 1 0 1 8 16 .208 .262 .375 .436 .309 .356 89.4 14 2320 6.2 24.6 14.8
2020 Changeup 74 66 8 18.6 85.4 18 18 5 3 1 1 0 4 14 .278 .266 .444 .370 .302 .277 87.3 -9 1632 6.2 22.2 11.8
! 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 %
2017 34.4 31.3 28.1 6.3 40.6 34.4 25 3.1 25 37.5 25 3.1 6.3
2018 38.9 22.2 26.9 12 33.5 34.1 32.3 1.2 31.1 28.1 28.1 7.8 1.8
2019 39.8 23.9 33 3.4 31.8 45.5 22.7 2.3 26.1 23.9 34.1 6.8 5.7
2020 50 17.3 23.1 9.6 30.8 53.8 15.4 5.8 42.3 23.1 19.2 5.8 3.8
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
42.6 22.7 26.2 8.5 34.5 38.9 26.6 3.5 31.6 26.4 26.8 7.1 3.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 4-Seamer ATL L 370 96.1 13 1.4 10 6.3 -2 -24
2021 Changeup ATL L 117 87.2 32.9 2.5 8 16.6 2 14
2021 Cutter ATL L 386 89 30.3 -3.7 -14 5.1 3.1 153
2020 Cutter ATL L 169 87.9 31.2 -3.6 -13 4.4 2.3 105
2020 4-Seamer ATL L 154 95.5 13.2 1.5 10 8 -0.1 -2
2020 Changeup ATL L 73 85.3 34.5 1.9 6 15.6 1.7 12
2019 Slider ATL L 1 86.3 30.2 -4.6 -13 4.8 0.2 4
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 -0.2 -1 3.3 1.5 84
2019 Changeup ATL L 95 86.1 33.2 2.2 7 13.8 -0.8 -5
2019 4-Seamer ATL L 230 96 13.8 1.3 9 6.8 -2 -22
2018 Cutter ATL L 493 91.6 25.9 -1.9 -8 4 2.7 202
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 8 7.1 -1.6 -19
2017 4-Seamer ATL L 127 96.1 12.8 1.2 8 6.1 -3.4 -35
2017 Cutter ATL L 120 90 28.3 -2.6 -10 5.6 3.7 199
! 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 %
2021 Changeup 0.3 0 117 13.4 34 .324 .441 .332 32.3 14.7 13.2 .246 .323 .25 37.9
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 1 372 42.5 75 .242 .371 .329 30.3 30.7 20.7 .232 .312 .308 37.5
2021 Cutter -1.8 -7 387 44.2 112 .182 .303 .262 31.9 25.9 25 .184 .311 .251 32.9
2020 Changeup -2 -2 74 18.6 18 .278 .444 .308 22.2 22.2 11.8 .266 .37 .277 28.6
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 Cutter -4.1 -7 169 42.6 37 .152 .212 .203 35.2 32.4 19.4 .141 .175 .186 9.1
2019 Sinker 60.4 1 1 0.2 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .96 1.174 .917 0
2019 Changeup -2.7 -3 95 16.2 22 .2 .2 .195 38.1 27.3 20.7 .206 .264 .218 13.3
2019 4-Seamer 4.6 11 230 39.1 47 .368 .684 .494 21.1 21.3 15.9 .328 .614 .449 46.4
2019 Cutter -1.2 -3 261 44.4 72 .274 .371 .335 33.8 26.4 22.1 .231 .379 .312 34.1
2019 Slider -7.5 0 1 0.2
2018 Changeup -1.1 0 32 3.1 9 .111 .111 .2 23.5 22.2 15.4 .172 .232 .175 14.3
2018 4-Seamer 0.6 3 495 47.4 116 .257 .376 .339 24.5 21.6 17.7 .222 .342 .296 33.8
2018 Cutter -1.4 -7 493 47.2 128 .25 .317 .274 37.7 32 24.3 .251 .336 .279 37.5
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 0 127 51.2 28 .259 .444 .314 30.6 42.9 26.1 .217 .37 .262 40
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 29 6.5 1:00 2:15 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 363 96.1 88 17.4 11:00 11:15 -15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 1058 -14 -2 5 6 -5
2019 142 588 0 0 3 3 5
2020 106 496 -8 -6 1 2 -10
2021 225 891 -11 -3 4 3 -6
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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 50.6 70.4 75 37.7 39.1 40.9 63.3 54.4 35.6 8.9 90.9
2018 1045 49.1 71.1 75.6 30.6 49.1 41.1 58.5 50 31.8 7.8 81.3
2019 588 45.9 73.3 78.8 29.9 49.5 38.6 54.4 49.8 30.4 7.1 83.3
2020 397 47.9 72.6 77.5 28 55.2 41.3 57.6 49.4 29.1 6.3 80
2021 876 52.2 69.6 75.5 27.7 46.6 41.7 64.3 49.5 31.3 8.8 77.9
3154 49.3 71.2 76.3 29.9 48.3 40.8 59.6 50.1 31.4 7.9 81.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017
2018 73 55 83 93 54 99 99 72 50 73 45 88 73 72 93
2019 60 78
2020 89 78 89 90 69 88 87 96 99 73 29 67 89 31 73
2021 88 80 90 90 82 96 94 87 76 64 39 81 88 36 91
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.5 3 3.9 -1 1 3 2 66.7
2020 23.1 3 4.2 -1 0 4 2 66.7
2021 25.7 2 2.6 -1 7 1 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 4 5 4 6 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 5 2 4 3 5 2 3 3 5 4 6 4 3 4 3 5
2020 3 5 4 5 6 3 4 6 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 3 5 5 4 2 3 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 6
2021 2 3 6 2 5 2 2 2 3 3 5 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 94.1 1 93.6 -0.5 91.5 -2.1 92.5 1
Offspeed Velocity 0 86.2 0 86.1 -0.1 85.4 -0.7 87.2 1.8
Breaking Velocity 0 0 0 86.3 0 0 0 0 0
Exit Velocity 88.6 87.6 -1 87.9 0.3 84.5 -3.4 86.7 2.2
Launch Angle 18.3 15.6 -2.7 11.8 -3.8 9.4 -2.4 11.8 2.4
Barrel % 6.3 1.8 -4.5 5.7 3.9 3.8 -1.9 4.2 0.4
Hard Hit % 40.6 35.2 -5.4 34.1 -1.1 23.1 -11 35.2 12.1
Sweet Spot % 28.1 36.5 8.4 38.6 2.1 34.6 -4 31 -3.6
xBA .188 .234 0.046 .264 0.03 .21 -0.054 .21 0
BA .224 .244 0.02 .298 0.054 .2 -0.098 .226 0.026
xwOBA .22 .284 0.064 .346 0.062 .264 -0.082 .267 0.003
wOBA .255 .285 0.03 .36 0.075 .26 -0.1 .282 0.022
xSLG .294 .334 0.04 .44 0.106 .305 -0.135 .314 0.009
SLG .345 .329 -0.016 .446 0.117 .32 -0.126 .349 0.029
K% 43.3 26.5 -16.8 23.8 -2.7 28.2 4.4 25.8 -2.4
BB% 3.3 8.5 5.2 15.6 7.1 10.6 -5 9 -1.6
Swing % 54.4 50 -4.4 49.8 -0.2 49.4 -0.4 49.5 0.1
Whiff% 35.6 31.8 -3.8 30.4 -1.4 29.1 -1.3 31.3 2.2
In Zone % 50.6 49.1 -1.5 45.9 -3.2 47.9 2 52.2 4.3
Out of Zone % 49.4 50.9 1.5 54.1 3.2 52.1 -2 47.8 -4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 37.7 30.6 -7.1 29.9 -0.7 28 -1.9 27.7 -0.3
First Pitch Swing % 38.3 34.6 -3.7 32.7 -1.9 34.1 1.4 34.8 0.7
First Pitch Strike % 63.3 58.5 -4.8 54.4 -4.1 57.6 3.2 64.3 6.7
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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 218 .286 120 19 15.8 98 27 27.6

Pitch Distribution