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

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 8 8 3.42 22 22 0 134.1 108 1.24
17 Seasons 192 113 3.36 447 380 3 2510.0 2112 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 22 8-8 3.42 134.1 108 1.24
17 Seasons 447 192-113 3.36 2510.0 2112 1.21

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 33 383 87 3 3.4 2.7 85.3 111.6 8.4 37.9 .238 .330 .258 .264 .308 26.4 18.0 3.6 1.61 2.83
2016 34 3195 622 37 5.9 4.4 86.9 110.6 11.1 37.5 .275 .427 .335 .329 .380 30.2 19.0 7.0 4.62 4.61
2017 35 2155 400 17 4.3 3.1 86.7 113.2 8.5 34.8 .275 .412 .340 .327 .364 33.8 17.6 8.2 5.11 4.64
2018 36 732 121 8 6.6 4.4 85.9 114.8 10.1 32.2 .233 .391 .327 .314 .360 24.0 22.1 9.9 4.46 4.18
2019 37 2876 520 34 6.5 4.6 88.9 113.6 10.2 32.1 .265 .429 .330 .329 .382 39.2 20.5 8.6 4.19 4.82
2020 38 930 191 12 6.3 4.6 87.3 113.2 12.0 33.0 .265 .436 .277 .324 .382 36.6 20.6 5.7 3.15 4.48
2021 39 3068 595 37 6.2 4.5 88.2 112.2 10.0 34.3 .251 .388 .273 .302 .354 35.6 21.0 6.0 3.05 3.84
2022 40 2189 404 31 7.7 5.6 88.3 112.3 10.9 36.1 .262 .417 .310 .324 .372 36.9 19.4 6.8 3.42 4.38
Player 15528 2940 179 6.1 4.4 87.6 114.8 10.3 34.8 .263 .412 .312 .320 .369 34.3 19.8 7.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wainwright relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(29.6%) ,
Sinker
(28.1%) ,
Cutter
(24.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(10.7%) ,
Changeup
(6.7%) ,


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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 51.7 17.2 27.6 3.4 36.8 36.8 26.4 6.9 37.9 18.4 23.0 5.7 3.4 2.7
2016 45.2 17.8 30.9 6.1 36.8 39.4 23.8 4.3 34.1 22.0 26.5 5.1 5.9 4.4
2017 49.8 17.3 29.3 3.8 35.8 37.3 26.3 6.3 34.3 20.0 29.5 3.8 4.3 3.1
2018 51.2 19.8 21.5 7.4 41.3 36.4 22.3 3.3 41.3 20.7 19.0 5.8 6.6 4.4
2019 49.4 20.0 25.0 5.6 39.2 40.4 20.4 3.3 35.2 19.8 26.0 5.0 6.5 4.6
2020 44.0 23.0 26.2 6.8 39.3 39.8 20.9 5.2 31.9 25.1 26.2 5.2 6.3 4.6
2021 48.7 21.5 25.4 4.4 40.0 37.1 22.9 3.2 36.6 22.0 26.1 5.7 6.2 4.5
2022 45.8 25.0 24.5 4.7 40.1 35.1 24.8 4.0 33.4 22.8 25.0 6.9 7.7 5.6
Player 47.7 20.3 26.8 5.2 38.5 38.1 23.3 4.2 35.0 21.5 26.1 5.3 6.1 4.4
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup STL R 147 82.4 32.2 0.6 2 14.2 1.0 7
2022 Curveball STL R 649 72.6 67.8 2.0 3 16.5 5.4 48
2022 4-Seamer STL R 233 88.3 19.8 -1.8 -10 1.1 -4.6 -81
2022 Cutter STL R 543 84.5 31.7 0.7 2 6.4 1.7 37
2022 Sinker STL R 616 88.8 22.5 -1.7 -7 13.0 -0.8 -6
2021 Changeup STL R 196 82.7 32.1 1.5 5 13.8 0.9 7
2021 Curveball STL R 1,047 73.4 66.5 3.0 5 16.6 5.9 55
2021 Sinker STL R 862 89.1 22.2 -1.7 -7 12.7 -1.4 -10
2021 4-Seamer STL R 289 89.0 19.7 -2.5 -15 1.9 -4.2 -68
2021 Cutter STL R 674 84.9 31.1 0.0 0 6.4 2.6 69
2020 Curveball STL R 356 73.5 65.5 1.9 3 16.8 5.6 50
2020 Cutter STL R 213 85.0 31.3 0.0 0 6.0 2.4 65
2020 Sinker STL R 252 89.3 22.9 -0.6 -3 12.1 -1.9 -14
2020 4-Seamer STL R 86 89.2 19.5 -2.3 -13 2.3 -3.6 -62
2020 Changeup STL R 23 81.8 33.8 2.5 8 13.6 1.4 12
2019 Curveball STL R 1,025 74.9 62.4 1.1 2 18.4 7.9 75
2019 Sinker STL R 699 90.0 23.9 0.2 1 12.9 -1.1 -8
2019 Cutter STL R 625 84.9 32.3 -1.1 -4 5.5 2.6 90
2019 Changeup STL R 57 83.9 31.0 0.1 0 14.4 1.1 9
2019 4-Seamer STL R 378 89.6 20.1 -2.6 -15 3.1 -3.4 -53
2018 Sinker STL R 196 89.5 24.8 1.0 4 13.7 -0.3 -2
2018 Changeup STL R 42 81.0 34.3 0.7 2 16.1 3.1 23
2018 Cutter STL R 154 83.9 32.0 -0.1 0 6.1 2.6 75
2018 4-Seamer STL R 70 89.5 20.0 -2.3 -13 4.5 -1.8 -29
2018 Curveball STL R 262 73.6 65.4 2.2 3 19.0 9.0 89
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 Sinker STL R 570 89.7 22.8 0.6 3 13.7 -0.2 -2
2017 4-Seamer STL R 410 90.1 18.8 -3.0 -19 4.7 -2.4 -34
2017 Changeup STL R 88 81.4 31.8 1.2 4 13.8 1.1 8
2016 4-Seamer STL R 409 90.8 17.3 -2.1 -14 6.5 -1.1 -14
2016 Sinker STL R 866 91.1 21.4 1.4 7 15.1 0.9 6
2016 Curveball STL R 846 74.4 63.4 3.2 5 13.6 4.4 48
2016 Changeup STL R 82 83.3 31.9 2.9 10 13.7 0.9 7
2016 Cutter STL R 941 85.9 29.3 -1.1 -4 2.2 0.6 37
! 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 Curveball -1.5 -10 649 29.6 177 .242 .358 .285 25.9 24.9 19.2 .231 .332 .275 27.0
2022 Sinker 0.6 3 616 28.1 157 .265 .408 .319 8.0 23.6 19.7 .284 .491 .355 56.8
2022 Cutter -0.3 -1 543 24.8 133 .273 .488 .359 20.3 12.8 13.7 .281 .479 .354 32.4
2022 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 234 10.7 57 .239 .261 .315 13.4 17.5 10.6 .237 .304 .327 27.8
2022 Changeup -0.7 -1 147 6.7 31 .200 .400 .266 14.8 0.0 0.0 .279 .445 .325 30.0
2021 Curveball -1.1 -11 1,047 34.1 290 .212 .336 .261 27.0 24.8 22.0 .239 .362 .283 27.6
2021 Sinker -1.8 -15 862 28.1 226 .174 .224 .234 9.5 22.1 22.2 .230 .341 .292 46.7
2021 Cutter -0.6 -4 674 22.0 188 .259 .454 .336 20.6 14.9 19.0 .290 .450 .342 28.4
2021 4-Seamer 2.3 7 289 9.4 74 .261 .507 .349 12.2 31.1 16.9 .266 .490 .344 58.7
2021 Changeup -0.8 -2 196 6.4 47 .255 .383 .274 19.0 2.1 14.3 .248 .365 .262 34.8
2020 Curveball -2.4 -8 356 38.3 97 .191 .245 .207 33.0 28.9 28.9 .252 .338 .270 31.8
2020 Sinker -0.4 -1 252 27.1 72 .200 .415 .326 13.3 23.6 25.4 .239 .449 .330 37.5
2020 Cutter -0.2 0 213 22.9 61 .300 .467 .352 22.4 6.6 13.8 .312 .523 .360 42.9
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 1 86 9.2 26 .211 .421 .356 12.5 19.2 15.6 .254 .439 .380 33.3
2020 Changeup 5.6 1 23 2.5 6 .167 .667 .333 12.5 0.0 -- .329 .939 .517 33.3
2019 Curveball -0.8 -8 1,025 35.6 276 .240 .360 .299 24.9 26.8 21.6 .227 .354 .279 30.8
2019 Sinker 0.8 6 699 24.3 174 .333 .535 .397 9.3 16.7 16.6 .324 .532 .389 55.7
2019 Cutter -0.1 0 625 21.7 151 .316 .504 .381 21.7 14.6 15.6 .284 .468 .350 32.2
2019 4-Seamer -0.7 -3 378 13.1 105 .217 .391 .312 14.8 21.9 18.3 .237 .416 .326 42.0
2019 Changeup 3.1 2 57 2.0 8 .429 .429 .425 26.7 12.5 11.1 .407 .473 .429 33.3
2018 Curveball -3.2 -8 262 35.8 73 .152 .197 .199 33.0 34.2 24.3 .151 .233 .210 7.1
2018 Sinker 1.8 4 196 26.8 51 .319 .511 .387 13.8 21.6 18.6 .254 .442 .319 35.1
2018 Cutter -0.2 0 154 21.0 33 .276 .448 .358 22.7 9.1 14.3 .240 .410 .319 22.2
2018 4-Seamer 4.8 3 70 9.6 17 .545 1.000 .625 12.5 5.9 3.6 .537 1.006 .660 50.0
2018 Changeup 3.2 1 42 5.7 5 .667 1.000 .710 20.0 0.0 0.0 .518 .647 .583 33.3
2017 Sinker -0.5 -3 570 26.5 164 .273 .433 .344 9.3 14.0 17.4 .285 .456 .343 39.1
2017 Curveball 0.3 2 556 25.8 137 .287 .465 .347 29.1 27.7 17.4 .258 .359 .289 28.6
2017 Cutter 0.4 2 502 23.3 125 .296 .478 .356 17.9 12.0 11.2 .262 .396 .307 29.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 4 410 19.0 96 .308 .410 .385 13.0 18.8 14.0 .299 .449 .379 38.1
2017 Changeup -0.7 -1 88 4.1 13 .182 .182 .246 17.4 0.0 0.0 .351 .423 .396 36.4
! 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 85.0 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 1,006 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 282 89.0 77 14.1 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Sinker 851 89.0 82 17.5 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Changeup 145 82.4 91 16.4 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 609 72.9 97 25.5 7:30 7:30 0
2022 Cutter 542 84.5 47 9.1 11:15 10:15 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 230 88.3 76 14.6 12:30 12:00 30
2022 Sinker 613 88.8 84 17.8 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 1,823 -12 -13 5 6 -14
2009 990 3,699 -25 -44 16 9 -44
2010 898 3,322 -28 -27 7 10 -38
2012 892 3,327 -4 -17 8 11 -2
2013 1089 4,028 -25 -24 9 11 -28
2014 969 3,533 -21 -36 15 9 -33
2015 129 442 -4 -6 2 1 -7
2016 843 3,180 -3 -13 13 11 9
2017 537 2,134 -8 -13 18 8 4
2018 180 732 -2 -7 5 4 0
2019 778 3,019 -11 -33 26 11 -8
2020 279 1,002 -1 -16 6 5 -7
2021 846 3,163 -26 -31 21 11 -26
2022 555 2,189 -7 -25 16 6 -9
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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 72.0
2016 3,195 47.7 62.6 86.7 27.3 60.7 42.5 61.5 44.1 19.8 7.7 71.0
2017 2,155 47.3 64.2 86.1 26.4 69.7 42.3 59.6 44.3 17.8 7.4 72.0
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 2,876 48.2 60.9 86.6 25.1 63.3 41.5 58.7 42.4 19.0 7.8 74.3
2020 930 48.4 62.9 83.7 30.2 58.6 42.9 67.6 46.0 24.1 7.5 65.7
2021 3,068 49.5 60.7 86.9 27.3 62.3 45.4 64.4 43.8 19.7 7.8 65.8
2022 2,189 49.8 60.6 88.4 25.1 65.9 44.1 62.1 42.8 18.0 7.3 69.2
Player 15,528 48.4 62.0 86.5 26.5 63.2 43.0 61.3 43.7 19.5 7.5 70.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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 8 54 88 63
2016 29 12 34 53 30 8 51 86 81 35 64 22 29 8 52 81 74
2017 34 15 43 71 21 41 80 63 45 21 53 9 36 5 58 76 57
2018 3 46 80 79
2019 31 23 38 55 23 13 59 42 26 30 41 8 10 4 45 81 75
2020 41 25 33 42 54 13 59 68 53 33 84 31 73 4 46 80 82
2021 62 33 55 71 62 10 75 64 73 30 83 7 45 3 64 89 70
2022 29 22 28 40 35 4 45 55 60 28 64 5 12 2 63 86 65
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.7 22 22.7 -1 14 22 6 27.3
2017 22.8 14 13.1 1 5 11 4 28.6
2018 23.0 5 5.5 -1 1 5 2 40.0
2019 22.5 23 24.4 -1 14 16 11 47.8
2020 22.1 9 9.9 -1 6 5 5 55.6
2021 22.8 22 21.6 0 6 16 10 45.5
2022 24.1 13 15.3 -2 11 13 6 46.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 22 24 27 20 21 29 20 23 22 20 30 22 17 15 22 25 24 24 16 23 37 13 21 22 22 24 28 20 15 23 33
2017 14 11 18 14 12 14 15 13 15 11 16 14 9 10 12 16 12 13 10 14 16 12 12 13 13 13 12 11 9 14 19
2018 5 6 6 5 6 7 5 7 5 4 5 5 3 5 5 6 4 6 5 6 7 5 6 6 5 7 5 5 5 5 7
2019 23 31 25 25 21 24 21 27 26 20 28 24 18 19 19 26 23 33 18 22 27 20 20 27 29 26 34 21 26 22 30
2020 9 9 13 9 10 9 0 10 10 12 9 9 9 8 10 10 10 10 8 10 10 10 9 11 11 11 10 9 12 8 11
2021 22 25 21 19 20 27 18 23 21 23 21 22 16 16 16 24 24 25 20 19 22 21 19 25 24 24 27 20 22 18 26
2022 13 19 19 14 13 18 15 10 16 18 12 12 12 10 14 19 18 17 18 16 21 14 12 14 15 16 16 11 18 12 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.6 88.8 0.2 88 -0.8 87.5 -0.5 88 0.5 87.6 -0.4 87.5 -0.1 87 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 83.3 0.2 81.4 -1.9 81 -0.4 83.9 2.9 81.8 -2.1 82.7 0.9 82.4 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 74.8 74.4 -0.4 72.3 -2.1 73.3 1 74.9 1.6 73.5 -1.4 73.4 -0.1 72.6 -0.8
Exit Velocity 85.3 86.9 1.6 86.7 -0.2 85.9 -0.8 88.9 3 87.3 -1.6 88.2 0.9 88.3 0.1
Launch Angle 8.4 11.1 2.7 8.5 -2.6 10.1 1.6 10.2 0.1 12 1.8 10 -2 10.9 0.9
Barrel % 3.4 5.9 2.5 4.3 -1.6 6.6 2.3 6.5 -0.1 6.3 -0.2 6.2 -0.1 7.7 1.5
Hard Hit % 26.4 30.2 3.8 33.8 3.6 24 -9.8 39.2 15.2 36.6 -2.6 35.6 -1 36.9 1.3
Sweet Spot % 37.9 37.5 -0.4 34.8 -2.7 32.2 -2.6 32.1 -0.1 33 0.9 34.3 1.3 36.1 1.8
xBA .238 .275 0.037 .275 0 .233 -0.042 .265 0.032 .265 0 .251 -0.014 .262 0.011
BA .238 .287 0.049 .286 -0.001 .263 -0.023 .273 0.01 .221 -0.052 .22 -0.001 .253 0.033
xwOBA .264 .329 0.065 .327 -0.002 .314 -0.013 .329 0.015 .324 -0.005 .302 -0.022 .324 0.022
wOBA .258 .335 0.077 .34 0.005 .327 -0.013 .33 0.003 .277 -0.053 .273 -0.004 .31 0.037
xSLG .33 .427 0.097 .412 -0.015 .391 -0.021 .429 0.038 .436 0.007 .388 -0.048 .417 0.029
SLG .324 .446 0.122 .443 -0.003 .41 -0.033 .44 0.03 .369 -0.071 .352 -0.017 .397 0.045
K% 18 19 1 17.6 -1.4 22.1 4.5 20.5 -1.6 20.6 0.1 21 0.4 19.4 -1.6
BB% 3.6 7 3.4 8.2 1.2 9.9 1.7 8.6 -1.3 5.7 -2.9 6 0.3 6.8 0.8
Swing % 50.9 44.1 -6.8 44.3 0.2 41.1 -3.2 42.4 1.3 46 3.6 43.8 -2.2 42.8 -1
Whiff% 18.5 19.8 1.3 17.8 -2 23.3 5.5 19 -4.3 24.1 5.1 19.7 -4.4 18 -1.7
In Zone % 51.7 47.7 -4 47.3 -0.4 45.5 -1.8 48.2 2.7 48.4 0.2 49.5 1.1 49.8 0.3
Out of Zone % 48.3 52.3 4 52.7 0.4 54.5 1.8 51.8 -2.7 51.6 -0.2 50.5 -1.1 50.2 -0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 29.7 27.3 -2.4 26.4 -0.9 24.3 -2.1 25.1 0.8 30.2 5.1 27.3 -2.9 25.1 -2.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.6 28.7 -1.9 27.9 -0.8 26 -1.9