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Adam Wainwright
Trending: ↑ 48%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 7" 230LBS | Age: 39

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
2020 5 3 3.15 10 10 0 65.2 54 1.05
15 Seasons 167 98 3.38 393 326 3 2169.1 1830 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 10 5-3 3.15 65.2 54 1.05
15 Seasons 393 167-98 3.38 2169.1 1830 1.22

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 383 87 3 3.4 85.3 8.4 37.9 .247 .345 .258 .277 .324 26.4 18.0 3.6 1.61 2.99
2016 3195 622 37 5.9 86.9 11.1 37.5 .279 .435 .335 .338 .393 30.2 19.0 7.0 4.62 4.67
2017 2155 400 17 4.3 86.7 8.6 34.8 .281 .422 .340 .337 .377 33.8 17.6 8.2 5.11 4.73
2018 732 121 8 6.6 85.9 10.1 32.2 .235 .387 .327 .315 .361 24.0 22.1 9.9 4.46 4.03
2019 2876 520 34 6.5 88.9 10.2 32.1 .269 .439 .330 .335 .391 39.2 20.5 8.6 4.19 4.82
2020 930 191 12 6.3 87.3 12 33.0 .266 .439 .273 .314 .369 36.6 20.6 5.7 3.15 4.52
ALL 10271 1941 111 5.7 87.3 10.3 34.7 .271 .427 .325 .331 .382 33.4 19.5 7.6
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wainwright relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(38.3%) ,
Sinker
(27.1%) ,
Cutter
(22.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.2%) ,
Changeup
(2.5%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Curveball 356 183 173 38.3 73.5 97 94 18 13 5 0 0 28 66 .191 .252 .245 .340 .201 .260 85.8 8 2791 33.0 28.9
2020 Sinker 252 159 93 27.1 89.3 72 65 13 7 2 0 4 17 48 .200 .242 .415 .454 .294 .321 85.7 11 2188 13.5 25.4
2020 Cutter 213 94 119 22.9 85.0 61 60 18 14 1 0 3 4 56 .300 .313 .467 .527 .326 .352 87.8 12 2343 22.6 13.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 86 21 65 9.2 89.2 26 19 4 2 1 0 1 5 15 .211 .256 .421 .444 .348 .369 85.8 21 2218 12.9 15.6
2020 Changeup 23 1 22 2.5 81.9 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 .167 .326 .667 .923 .323 .467 92.3 22 1683 12.5
2019 Curveball 1025 467 558 36.8 74.9 276 250 60 41 13 1 5 74 182 .240 .231 .360 .362 .281 .285 86.7 7 2752 25.3 21.6
2019 Sinker 699 459 240 25.1 90.0 174 159 53 34 12 1 6 29 131 .333 .333 .535 .546 .385 .399 93.7 8 2171 9.3 16.6
2019 Cutter 625 347 278 22.4 84.9 151 133 42 31 4 0 7 22 115 .316 .284 .504 .473 .370 .353 86.5 14 2341 22.0 15.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball 378 131 247 13.6 89.6 105 92 20 9 8 1 2 23 69 .217 .241 .391 .430 .305 .330 89.6 17 2191 14.8 18.3
2019 Changeup 57 8 49 2.0 83.9 8 7 3 3 0 0 0 1 6 .429 .415 .429 .478 .416 .430 84.3 7 1769 28.6 11.1
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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
2020 Sinker STL R 252 89.3 22.9 0 0 12.1 -1.6 -12
2020 Changeup STL R 23 81.9 33.8 2.4 8 13.6 1.4 12
2020 Cutter STL R 213 85 31.3 0.1 0 6 2.3 62
2020 Curveball STL R 356 73.5 65.5 1.8 3 16.8 5.5 49
2020 4-Seamer STL R 86 89.2 19.5 -2.2 -13 2.3 -3.4 -60
2019 Sinker STL R 699 90 23.9 0.4 2 12.9 -0.9 -7
2019 Curveball STL R 1025 74.9 62.4 1 2 18.4 7.8 74
2019 Changeup STL R 57 83.9 31 0 0 14.4 1.1 9
2019 4-Seamer STL R 378 89.6 20.1 -2.5 -14 3.1 -3.2 -51
2019 Cutter STL R 625 84.9 32.3 -1 -3 5.5 2.6 90
2018 Changeup STL R 42 81.1 34.3 0.6 2 16.1 3.1 24
2018 Cutter STL R 154 83.9 32 -0.1 0 6.1 2.6 73
2018 Curveball STL R 262 73.6 65.4 2 3 19 9 89
2018 4-Seamer STL R 70 89.5 20 -2.2 -13 4.5 -1.9 -29
2018 Sinker STL R 196 89.5 24.8 1 4 13.7 -0.3 -2
2017 Curveball STL R 556 72.5 67.6 4.4 7 15.7 5.4 52
2017 4-Seamer STL R 410 90.1 18.8 -3 -19 4.7 -2.4 -34
2017 Changeup STL R 88 81.4 31.8 1.1 4 13.8 1.1 8
2017 Cutter STL R 500 84.2 32.5 -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
2016 Curveball STL R 846 74.4 63.4 3.1 5 13.6 4.4 47
2016 Changeup STL R 82 83.3 31.9 2.8 10 13.7 0.9 7
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 Cutter STL R 941 85.9 29.3 -0.9 -3 2.2 0.5 33
2015 Cutter STL R 120 86.4 26.4 0.5 2 0.9 -0.5 -34
2015 Sinker STL R 84 90.2 21.2 0.5 2 16.7 2.4 17
2015 4-Seamer STL R 55 90.6 16.5 -1.5 -10 6.2 -1.4 -19
2015 Changeup STL R 6 83.1 26.3 -2.2 -8 17.6 4.6 35
2015 Curveball STL R 96 74.8 65.2 5.3 9 12.3 4.2 52
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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 51.4 70.1 87.0 29.0 66.7 40.2 54.1 50.1 18.8 6.8 73.1
2016 3195 47.7 61.3 88.7 27.0 61.2 42.8 61.5 43.3 20.3 7.6 68.6
2017 2155 47.3 63.3 87.3 25.9 70.8 42.3 59.5 43.7 18.1 7.4 71.3
2018 732 45.5 61.0 84.7 23.3 58.1 41.4 54.7 40.4 23.6 5.9 81.4
2019 2876 48.2 60.1 87.7 24.8 64.0 41.5 58.7 41.9 19.3 7.8 73.9
2020 930 48.3 62.4 84.6 30.1 58.6 42.8 67.6 45.7 24.2 7.5 64.3
ALL 10271 47.8 61.8 87.4 26.2 63.6 42.1 60.1 43.3 20.1 7.4 71.2
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 5.7 37.9 18.4 23.0 5.7 3.4
2016 45.2 17.8 30.9 6.1 36.8 39.4 23.8 3.5 34.1 22.0 26.5 5.1 5.9
2017 49.8 17.3 29.3 3.8 36.3 37.3 26.5 6.0 34.3 20.3 29.5 3.8 4.3
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
2019 49.4 20.0 25.0 5.6 39.2 40.4 20.4 2.9 35.2 19.8 26.0 5.0 6.5
2020 44.0 21.5 27.7 6.8 39.3 39.8 20.9 5.2 31.9 25.1 26.2 5.2 6.3
ALL 47.8 18.8 27.9 5.5 37.9 38.9 23.2 4.1 34.8 21.1 26.3 4.9 5.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 830 .336 456 13 2.9 374 58 15.5
2017 537 .339 273 5 1.8 264 28 10.6
2018 180 .327 84 3 3.6 96 18 18.8
2019 714 .331 389 25 6.4 325 120 36.9
2020 262 .273 134 28 20.9 128 49 38.3

Pitch Distribution