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Adam Wainwright
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 7" 230LBS | Age: 40

Draft: 2000 | Rd: 1, #29, Atlanta Braves | Glynn Academy HS (Brunswick, GA)
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 17 7 3.05 32 32 0 206.1 174 1.06
16 Seasons 184 105 3.35 425 358 3 2375.2 2004 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 17-7 3.05 206.1 174 1.06
16 Seasons 425 184-105 3.35 2375.2 2004 1.21

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
2015 34 383 87 3 3.4 85.3 111.6 8.4 37.9 .232 .320 .258 .257 .297 26.4 18 3.6 1.61 2.81
2016 35 3195 622 37 5.9 86.9 110.6 11.1 37.5 .272 .423 .335 .326 .375 30.2 19 7 4.62 4.68
2017 36 2155 400 16 4 86.7 113.2 8.5 34.8 .272 .402 .340 .322 .356 33.2 17.6 8.2 5.11 4.58
2018 37 732 121 8 6.6 85.9 114.8 10.1 32.2 .231 .385 .327 .311 .355 24 22.1 9.9 4.46 4.15
2019 38 2876 520 34 6.5 88.9 113.6 10.2 32.1 .258 .418 .330 .321 .370 39.2 20.5 8.6 4.19 4.66
2020 39 930 191 12 6.3 87.3 113.2 12 33 .265 .436 .277 .324 .382 36.6 20.6 5.7 3.15 4.52
2021 40 3068 595 37 6.2 88.2 112.2 10 34.3 .251 .387 .273 .301 .353 35.6 21 6 3.05 3.84
13339 2536 147 5.8 87.5 114.8 10.2 34.6 .260 .406 .313 .315 .363 33.8 19.8 7.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wainwright relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(34.1%) ,
Sinker
(28.1%) ,
Cutter
(22%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.5%) ,
Changeup
(6.4%) ,


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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 Curveball 1034 455 579 33.8 73.5 289 273 57 40 8 1 8 72 202 .209 .237 .333 .360 .253 .279 86.0 9 2839 6.4 26.8 22.0
2021 Sinker 861 546 315 28.2 89.1 225 200 35 25 10 0 0 50 151 .175 .231 .225 .343 .228 .293 91.5 9 2229 6.6 9.6 22.3
2021 Cutter 674 343 331 22.1 84.9 188 174 45 30 5 1 9 28 148 .259 .289 .454 .448 .326 .340 85.6 10 2408 6.5 20.6 19.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 290 87 203 9.5 89.0 75 70 18 9 5 0 4 23 47 .257 .262 .500 .483 .342 .340 91.2 11 2227 6.6 12.1 16.8
2021 Changeup 196 23 173 6.4 82.7 47 47 12 6 6 0 0 1 46 .255 .248 .383 .365 .271 .262 86.5 7 1715 6.5 19.0 14.3
2020 Curveball 356 183 173 38.3 73.5 97 94 18 13 5 0 0 28 66 .191 .252 .245 .338 .204 .270 85.8 8 2791 6.5 33.0 28.9
2020 Sinker 252 159 93 27.1 89.3 72 65 13 7 2 0 4 17 48 .200 .239 .415 .449 .299 .331 85.7 11 2188 6.7 13.3 25.4
2020 Cutter 213 94 119 22.9 85.0 61 60 18 14 1 0 3 4 56 .300 .311 .467 .522 .332 .359 87.8 12 2343 6.6 22.4 13.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 86 21 65 9.2 89.2 26 19 4 2 1 0 1 5 15 .211 .254 .421 .439 .353 .380 85.8 21 2218 6.7 12.5 15.6
2020 Changeup 23 1 22 2.5 81.8 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 .167 .330 .667 .940 .330 .517 92.3 22 1683 6.6 12.5
! 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 %
2015 51.7 17.2 27.6 3.4 36.8 36.8 26.4 6.9 37.9 18.4 23 5.7 3.4
2016 45.2 17.8 30.9 6.1 36.8 39.4 23.8 4.3 34.1 22 26.5 5.1 5.9
2017 49.8 17.3 29.3 3.8 35.8 37.3 26.3 6.3 34.3 20.3 29.5 3.8 4
2018 51.2 19.8 21.5 7.4 41.3 36.4 22.3 3.3 41.3 20.7 19 5.8 6.6
2019 49.4 20 25 5.6 39.2 40.4 20.4 3.3 35.2 19.8 26 5 6.5
2020 44 21.5 27.7 6.8 39.3 39.8 20.9 5.2 31.9 25.1 26.2 5.2 6.3
2021 48.7 21.5 25.4 4.4 40 37.1 22.9 3.2 36.6 22 26.1 5.7 6.2
48 19.4 27.3 5.2 38.3 38.5 23.1 4.3 35.3 21.3 26.3 5.1 5.8
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

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 Cutter STL R 672 84.9 31.1 0 0 6.4 2.6 68
2021 Changeup STL R 195 82.7 32.1 1.5 5 13.9 0.9 7
2021 Curveball STL R 1040 73.4 66.5 3 5 16.6 5.9 55
2021 Sinker STL R 860 89.1 22.2 -1 -4 12.7 -1 -8
2021 4-Seamer STL R 287 89 19.8 -2.5 -14 1.9 -3.9 -67
2020 4-Seamer STL R 86 89.2 19.5 -2.3 -13 2.3 -3.4 -60
2020 Cutter STL R 213 85 31.3 -0.1 0 6 2.4 68
2020 Changeup STL R 23 81.8 33.8 2.5 8 13.6 1.4 12
2020 Sinker STL R 252 89.3 22.9 -0.1 0 12.1 -1.6 -12
2020 Curveball STL R 356 73.5 65.5 1.9 3 16.8 5.6 50
2019 Curveball STL R 1025 74.9 62.4 1.1 2 18.4 7.9 75
2019 Changeup STL R 57 83.9 31 0.1 0 14.4 1.2 9
2019 4-Seamer STL R 378 89.6 20.1 -2.6 -15 3.1 -3.2 -51
2019 Sinker STL R 699 90 23.9 0.4 2 12.9 -0.9 -7
2019 Cutter STL R 625 84.9 32.3 -1.2 -4 5.5 2.6 90
2018 Curveball STL R 262 73.6 65.4 2.2 3 19 9 89
2018 4-Seamer STL R 70 89.5 20 -2.4 -13 4.5 -1.7 -28
2018 Sinker STL R 196 89.5 24.8 1 4 13.7 -0.3 -2
2018 Cutter STL R 154 83.9 32 -0.1 0 6.1 2.6 75
2018 Changeup STL R 42 81 34.3 0.7 2 16.1 3.1 23
2017 Changeup STL R 88 81.4 31.8 1.2 4 13.8 1.1 8
2017 Sinker STL R 570 89.7 22.8 0.7 3 13.7 -0.2 -2
2017 Curveball STL R 556 72.5 67.6 4.5 7 15.7 5.4 53
2017 Cutter STL R 502 84.2 32.6 -0.9 -3 5.5 2.6 88
2017 4-Seamer STL R 410 90.1 18.8 -3 -19 4.7 -2.4 -34
2016 Changeup STL R 82 83.3 31.9 2.9 10 13.7 0.9 7
2016 Sinker STL R 866 91.1 21.4 1.4 7 15.1 0.9 6
2016 Curveball STL R 847 74.4 63.4 3.1 5 13.6 4.4 48
2016 Cutter STL R 940 85.9 29.3 -1.1 -4 2.2 0.6 37
2016 4-Seamer STL R 409 90.8 17.3 -2.1 -14 6.5 -1.1 -14
! 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 -0.7 -1 196 6.4 47 .255 .383 .274 19 2.1 14.3 .248 .365 .262 34.8
2021 4-Seamer 2.3 7 290 9.5 75 .257 .5 .345 12.1 30.7 16.8 .262 .483 .34 57.4
2021 Cutter -0.5 -4 674 22 188 .259 .454 .334 20.6 14.9 19 .289 .448 .34 28.4
2021 Sinker -1.7 -15 861 28.1 225 .175 .225 .235 9.6 22.2 22.3 .231 .343 .293 47
2021 Curveball -1 -11 1047 34.1 290 .212 .336 .261 27 24.8 22 .238 .361 .282 27.6
2020 Changeup 5.6 1 23 2.5 6 .167 .667 .333 12.5 0 .329 .939 .517 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 1 86 9.2 26 .211 .421 .356 12.5 19.2 15.6 .254 .439 .38 33.3
2020 Cutter -0.1 0 213 22.9 61 .3 .467 .352 22.4 6.6 13.8 .311 .522 .359 42.9
2020 Sinker -0.3 -1 252 27.1 72 .2 .415 .326 13.3 23.6 25.4 .239 .449 .33 37.5
2020 Curveball -2.3 -8 356 38.3 97 .191 .245 .207 33 28.9 28.9 .252 .338 .27 31.8
2019 Changeup 3.1 2 57 2 8 .429 .429 .425 26.7 12.5 11.1 .407 .473 .429 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.7 -3 378 13.1 105 .217 .391 .312 14.8 21.9 18.3 .237 .416 .326 42
2019 Cutter 0 0 625 21.7 151 .316 .504 .381 21.7 14.6 15.6 .284 .468 .35 32.2
2019 Sinker 0.9 7 699 24.3 174 .333 .535 .397 9.3 16.7 16.6 .324 .532 .389 55.7
2019 Curveball -0.7 -7 1025 35.6 276 .24 .36 .299 24.9 26.8 21.6 .227 .354 .279 30.8
2018 Changeup 3.2 1 42 5.7 5 .667 1 .71 20 0 0 .518 .647 .583 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 4.8 3 70 9.6 17 .545 1 .625 12.5 5.9 3.6 .534 .95 .646 50
2018 Cutter -0.1 0 154 21 33 .276 .448 .375 22.7 9.1 14.3 .232 .396 .309 22.2
2018 Sinker 1.8 4 196 26.8 51 .319 .511 .387 13.8 21.6 18.6 .254 .442 .319 35.1
2018 Curveball -3.1 -8 262 35.8 73 .152 .197 .199 33 34.2 24.3 .15 .233 .21 7.1
2017 Changeup -0.6 -1 88 4.1 13 .182 .182 .246 17.4 0 0 .351 .423 .396 36.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 4 410 19 96 .308 .41 .385 13 18.8 14 .3 .449 .38 36.5
2017 Cutter 0.5 2 502 23.3 125 .296 .478 .356 17.9 12 11.2 .256 .369 .295 28.4
2017 Curveball 0.4 2 556 25.8 137 .287 .465 .351 29.1 27.7 17.4 .256 .356 .287 28.6
2017 Sinker -0.6 -3 570 26.5 164 .273 .433 .338 9.3 14 17.4 .285 .456 .343 39.1
2017 N/A 2 0.1
! 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 22 81.9 89 15.4 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Curveball 345 73.5 97 24.9 7:30 7:30 0
2020 Cutter 189 85 48 8.3 11:15 10:15 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 79 89.1 77 14.2 12:30 12:15 15
2020 Sinker 242 89.3 79 16.5 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Changeup 191 82.7 90 15.9 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 1006 73.5 97 25.3 7:30 7:30 0
2021 Cutter 668 84.9 46 8.9 11:15 10:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 283 89 77 14 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Sinker 850 89 82 17.5 12:45 1:45 -60
! 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
2008 505 1823 -12 -13 5 6 -13
2009 990 3699 -25 -43 16 10 -42
2010 898 3322 -27 -27 7 10 -38
2012 892 3327 -3 -16 9 11 0
2013 1089 4028 -24 -25 10 11 -28
2014 969 3533 -20 -35 15 9 -30
2015 129 442 -4 -6 2 1 -7
2016 843 3180 -4 -12 14 11 9
2017 537 2134 -8 -13 18 8 5
2018 180 732 -2 -6 5 4 0
2019 778 3019 -10 -32 26 11 -5
2020 279 1002 -1 -15 6 5 -6
2021 846 3163 -25 -30 21 11 -24
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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 383 51.7 70.7 85.7 29.7 65.5 40.2 54.1 50.9 18.5 6.5 72
2016 3195 47.7 62.7 86.7 27.2 60.7 42.5 61.5 44.1 19.8 7.7 71.1
2017 2155 47.3 64.2 86.1 26.4 69.7 42.3 59.5 44.3 17.8 7.4 72
2018 732 45.5 61.3 84.3 24.3 55.7 41.4 54.7 41.1 23.3 5.9 81.4
2019 2876 48.2 60.9 86.6 25.1 63.3 41.5 58.7 42.4 19 7.8 74.3
2020 930 48.4 62.9 83.7 30.2 58.6 42.9 67.6 46 24.1 7.5 65.7
2021 3068 49.5 60.7 86.9 27.3 62.3 45.4 64.3 43.8 19.7 7.8 65.8
13339 48.2 62.3 86.3 26.8 62.7 42.8 61.1 43.9 19.7 7.6 70.8
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
2015 7 54 90
2016 26 10 32 51 29 8 51 86 81 35 64 22 26 8 51 83
2017 35 15 46 74 20 44 85 62 50 21 53 9 35 5 57 77
2018 3 45 83
2019 38 29 44 56 29 13 58 42 26 30 41 8 38 4 45 84
2020 41 23 31 41 52 13 59 68 53 33 84 31 41 5 43 83
2021 62 33 53 71 63 10 75 64 72 30 83 7 62 3 63 90
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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 22.5 23 24.2 -1 15 19 9 39.1
2020 22.1 9 9.6 -1 4 4 1 11.1
2021 22.8 22 25.1 -3 7 16 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 26 26 25 24 24 22 27 22 25 31 25 17 22 20 27 19 32 20 24 14 20 21 29 28 29 30 21 26 21 30
2020 9 9 12