Aaron Brooks
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 230LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 9, #276, Kansas City Royals | Cal State San Bernardino
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 2.2 1 1.13
2019 6 8 5.65 29 18 0 110 82 1.38
2022 0 0 7.71 5 0 0 9.1 7 1.39
5 Seasons 9 13 6.55 52 28 0 180 130 1.50
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 3 0-0 0.00 2.2 1 1.13
2019 29 6-8 5.65 110 82 1.38
2022 5 0-0 7.71 9.1 7 1.39
5 Seasons 52 9-13 6.55 180 130 1.50
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2015 25 885 194 16 8.2 6.4 89.7 111.6 12.9 36.1 .296 .510 .381 .373 .418 40.7 15.2 5.6 6.67 6.04
2018 28 42 7 0 0.0 0.0 89.3 103.3 13.1 0.0 .147 .163 .226 .253 .165 28.6 10.0 20.0 0.00 2.66
2019 29 1899 356 28 7.9 5.8 89.7 111.5 12.2 32.3 .267 .482 .348 .349 .386 41.6 17.0 7.1 5.64 5.51
2022 32 154 33 8 24.2 18.6 91.1 114.8 7.9 45.5 .336 .690 .393 .456 .531 39.4 16.3 4.7 7.71 10.18
Player 2980 590 52 8.8 6.6 89.8 114.8 12.2 33.9 .279 .499 .359 .361 .402 41.0 16.3 6.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Brooks relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(25.3%) ,
Changeup
(24.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(23.4%) ,
Slider
(22.7%) ,
Curveball
(3.9%) ,


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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
2015 44.8 20.1 28.9 6.2 44.3 30.9 24.7 2.1 32.0 23.2 26.3 5.7 8.2 6.4
2018 71.4 14.3 0.0 14.3 28.6 57.1 14.3 0.0 71.4 28.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 44.4 26.7 21.9 7.0 38.8 36.0 25.3 2.2 34.3 27.2 21.1 6.7 7.9 5.8
2022 39.4 36.4 24.2 0.0 51.5 24.2 24.2 0.0 30.3 18.2 21.2 6.1 24.2 18.6
Player 44.6 24.9 24.1 6.4 41.2 33.9 24.9 2.0 33.7 25.4 22.5 6.3 8.8 6.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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
2022 Changeup STL R 38 85.6 35.0 4.6 15 8.5 -5.5 -39
2022 Slider STL R 35 85.6 37.4 2.0 6 3.9 -1.0 -21
2022 4-Seamer STL R 36 93.6 17.4 -2.7 -18 10.4 3.5 52
2022 Curveball STL R 6 78.9 46.7 -7.8 -14 6.7 -1.2 -15
2022 Sinker STL R 39 92.8 23.2 1.9 9 17.2 2.9 20
2019 Changeup BAL R 391 84.7 37.7 7.3 24 14.5 1.4 11
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 487 92.0 17.9 -1.6 -10 12.4 5.6 83
2019 Slider BAL R 426 85.6 36.0 0.0 0 1.5 -2.7 -64
2019 Curveball BAL R 63 78.6 50.5 -4.7 -9 3.1 -4.5 -59
2019 Sinker BAL R 531 91.8 23.3 0.9 4 17.2 2.9 20
2018 Slider OAK R 4 84.0 39.8 2.1 6 4.7 0.1 2
2018 Sinker OAK R 11 91.1 25.3 2.5 11 17.0 2.7 19
2018 Changeup OAK R 14 84.1 37.8 6.4 20 14.9 1.7 13
2018 4-Seamer OAK R 9 91.9 17.8 -1.2 -7 11.6 4.6 66
2018 Curveball OAK R 4 77.7 53.0 -5.3 -9 1.9 -6.2 -77
2015 Slider OAK R 127 85.7 -- -- 5.3 0.3 5
2015 Changeup OAK R 188 83.1 -- -- 13.9 1.2 9
2015 Sinker OAK R 168 91.8 -- -- 13.8 0.1 1
2015 4-Seamer OAK R 362 92.2 -- -- 9.5 2.5 35
2015 Curveball OAK R 36 77.7 -- -- 14.7 5.3 56
! 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 %
2022 Sinker -10.5 -4 39 25.3 16 .467 .867 .572 5.9 6.3 16.7 .417 .863 .554 42.9
2022 Changeup 0.8 0 38 24.7 10 .200 .600 .325 22.7 20.0 16.7 .324 .778 .469 37.5
2022 4-Seamer 0.6 0 36 23.4 9 .125 .125 .178 33.3 33.3 23.1 .299 .357 .335 40.0
2022 Slider 1.4 0 35 22.7 8 .143 .571 .450 17.6 12.5 10.0 .223 .573 .381 33.3
2022 Curveball 2.1 0 6 3.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker -0.4 -2 531 28.0 155 .271 .486 .360 8.8 9.7 11.0 .271 .464 .339 36.4
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -8 487 25.6 95 .280 .683 .440 15.0 23.2 14.6 .294 .694 .443 51.7
2019 Slider 0.3 1 426 22.4 117 .215 .374 .293 33.3 29.9 22.0 .187 .308 .249 34.2
2019 Changeup -1.2 -5 391 20.6 110 .316 .439 .367 23.0 9.1 8.4 .315 .492 .375 47.2
2019 Curveball -1.1 -1 63 3.3 5 .400 1.200 .640 25.0 0.0 0.0 .478 1.047 .618 60.0
2018 Changeup 6.6 1 14 33.3 5 .000 .000 .140 0.0 0.0 0.0 .196 .220 .291 25.0
2018 Sinker -4.5 0 11 26.2 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 50.0 25.0 -- -- .350 --
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 0 9 21.4 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .132 .141 .133 33.3
2018 Curveball 0.8 0 4 9.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Slider -7.0 0 4 9.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 36 85.6 58 9.3 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 36 93.6 92 17.2 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Sinker 38 92.7 91 19.7 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Slider 35 85.6 22 5.4 8:45 8:30 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
2015 250 884 -5 0 -4 -3 -12
2019 482 1,898 10 -5 -10 -9 -14
2022 43 154 -4 3 0 -2 -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 %
2015 885 51.1 69.2 84.7 28.9 68.8 45.6 62.8 49.5 18.0 7.5 74.2
2018 42 45.2 68.4 100.0 13.0 100.0 40.5 80.0 38.1 0.0 7.1 66.7
2019 1,899 47.3 66.9 86.8 27.4 65.3 44.2 58.9 46.0 19.5 6.7 74.0
2022 154 53.2 59.8 87.8 31.9 65.2 45.5 62.8 46.8 19.4 6.5 90.0
Player 2,980 48.7 67.2 86.4 27.8 66.6 44.6 60.6 47.0 18.8 6.9 74.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2015 1 2 1 2 6 45 4 8 2 15 78 14 45 40 15 30
2019 14 20 12 11 30 26 31 21 11 11 65 9 29 29 10 18 28
2022 38 12 43
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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 23.2 21 23.1 -2 10 12 13 61.9
2022 26.9 3 3.4 0 1 3 1 33.3
Player 23.6 24 26.5 -3 11 15 14 58.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 21 25 20 22 25 25 25 24 22 18 22 25 26 21 23 22 20 20 22 26 23 25 28 27 18 20 21 26 26 23 22
2022 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 2 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 3 1
Player 24 28 24 26 29 28 29 27 25 20 24 29 30 25 26 26 23 24 26 30 27 29 32 31 21 22 25 30 30 26 23
! 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 2018 2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.5 91.9 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 84.7 0.6
Breaking Velocity 80.8 84.7 3.9
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.7 0.4
Launch Angle 13.1 12.2 -0.9
Barrel % 0.0 7.9 7.9
Hard Hit % 28.6 41.6 13.0
Sweet Spot % 0.0 32.3 32.3
xBA .147 .267 0.120
BA .125 .271 0.146
xwOBA .253 .349 0.096
wOBA .226 .348 0.122
xSLG .163 .482 0.319
SLG .125 .493 0.368
K% 10.0 17.0 7.0
BB% 20.0 7.1 -12.9
Swing % 38.1 46.0 7.9
Whiff% 0.0 19.5 19.5
In Zone % 45.2 47.3 2.1
Out of Zone % 54.8 52.7 -2.1
Out of Zone Swing % 13.0 27.4 14.4
First Pitch Swing % 10.0 28.0 18.0
First Pitch Strike % 80.0 58.9 -21.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 10 .226 3 0 0.0 7 0 0.0
2019 Shifts 482 .348 238 65 27.3 244 138 56.6
2022 Shifts 43 .393 22 4 18.2 21 10 47.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 15 15.1 46.7% 0.0% 23 21.4 4.3% 8.7%
2015 231 17.4 31.2% 5.6% 165 26.7 4.8% 29.1%
2018 13 13.7 69.2% 0.0% 9 23.7 0.0% 11.1%
2019 601 15.3 45.4% 1.0% 277 23.3 0.0% 5.1%
2022 49 15.3 49.0% 2.0% 26 25.8 0.0% 11.5%
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Pitch Distribution