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 5 3 2.87 8 8 0 47.0 36 1.19
17 Seasons 189 108 3.34 433 366 3 2422.2 2040 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 8 5-3 2.87 47.0 36 1.19
17 Seasons 433 189-108 3.34 2422.2 2040 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 4.65
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 .232 .387 .327 .313 .358 24.0 22.1 9.9 4.46 4.15
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 4.45
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 40 736 135 10 7.4 5.3 87.0 110.9 8.3 31.1 .258 .439 .290 .332 .373 28.1 19.0 9.5 2.87 3.92
Player 14075 2671 158 5.9 4.3 87.5 114.8 10.1 34.4 .263 .413 .312 .320 .368 33.6 19.8 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wainwright relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(30.2%) ,
Sinker
(28.4%) ,
Cutter
(22.1%) ,
Changeup
(11.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(7.9%) ,


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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%
2022 Sinker 209 89 120 29.2 88.3 45 40 7 6 0 0 1 11 29 .175 .279 .250 .587 .243 .395 92.0 18 2152 6.5 5.7 16.9
2022 Curveball 202 59 143 28.2 73.0 63 57 12 9 2 0 1 14 44 .211 .238 .298 .322 .257 .279 85.9 4 2711 6.3 20.2 16.5
2022 Cutter 163 73 90 22.8 84.7 47 43 13 7 4 0 2 9 34 .302 .263 .535 .486 .392 .346 87.0 12 2383 6.5 18.6 22.0
2022 Changeup 84 8 76 11.7 82.5 16 15 3 2 0 1 0 0 15 .200 .238 .333 .462 .257 .317 85.9 2 1766 6.5 12.5 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 58 11 47 8.1 88.0 14 11 2 2 0 0 0 2 9 .182 .292 .182 .334 .276 .364 80.2 -10 2168 6.5 5.3 5.7
2021 Curveball 1,034 455 579 33.8 73.5 289 273 57 40 8 1 8 72 202 .209 .237 .333 .361 .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 .290 .454 .450 .326 .342 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
! 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 % 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 50.4 25.9 19.3 4.4 40.0 34.8 25.2 3.7 37.8 22.2 23.0 5.9 7.4 5.3
Player 48.1 19.8 26.8 5.2 38.4 38.3 23.2 4.2 35.4 21.3 26.1 5.1 5.9 4.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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 Sinker STL R 209 88.3 22.8 -1.1 -5 13.4 -0.7 -5
2022 Changeup STL R 84 82.5 32.0 0.9 3 14.9 1.3 10
2022 Cutter STL R 163 84.7 29.6 2.5 8 6.0 1.3 28
2022 Curveball STL R 222 72.5 67.8 1.4 2 17.0 5.3 45
2022 4-Seamer STL R 58 88.0 19.6 -2.1 -12 1.8 -3.9 -69
2021 Cutter STL R 674 84.9 31.1 0.0 0 6.4 2.6 69
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 4-Seamer STL R 290 89.0 19.8 -2.5 -14 1.9 -3.9 -67
2021 Sinker STL R 861 89.1 22.2 -1.1 -5 12.7 -1.1 -8
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 0.0 0 12.1 -1.6 -12
2020 Cutter STL R 213 85.0 31.3 -0.1 0 6.0 2.4 66
2020 4-Seamer STL R 86 89.2 19.5 -2.3 -13 2.3 -3.4 -60
2020 Curveball STL R 356 73.5 65.5 1.9 3 16.8 5.6 50
2019 Sinker STL R 699 90.0 23.9 0.4 2 12.9 -0.9 -7
2019 4-Seamer STL R 378 89.6 20.1 -2.6 -15 3.1 -3.2 -51
2019 Cutter STL R 625 84.9 32.3 -1.1 -4 5.5 2.6 90
2019 Curveball STL R 1,025 74.9 62.4 1.1 2 18.4 7.9 75
2019 Changeup STL R 57 83.9 31.0 0.1 0 14.4 1.1 9
2018 Changeup STL R 42 81.0 34.3 0.7 2 16.1 3.1 23
2018 Sinker STL R 196 89.5 24.8 1.0 4 13.7 -0.3 -2
2018 Cutter STL R 154 83.9 32.0 -0.1 0 6.1 2.6 75
2018 Curveball STL R 262 73.6 65.4 2.2 3 19.0 9.0 89
2018 4-Seamer STL R 70 89.5 20.0 -2.4 -13 4.5 -1.7 -28
2017 Changeup STL R 88 81.4 31.8 1.2 4 13.8 1.1 8
2017 4-Seamer STL R 410 90.1 18.8 -3.0 -19 4.7 -2.4 -34
2017 Sinker STL R 570 89.7 22.8 0.7 3 13.7 -0.2 -2
2017 Cutter STL R 502 84.2 32.6 -0.9 -3 5.5 2.6 88
2017 Curveball STL R 556 72.5 67.6 4.5 7 15.7 5.4 53
2016 Sinker STL R 866 91.1 21.4 1.4 7 15.1 0.9 6
2016 4-Seamer STL R 409 90.8 17.3 -2.1 -14 6.5 -1.1 -14
2016 Cutter STL R 941 85.9 29.3 -1.1 -4 2.2 0.6 37
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
! 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 -2.0 -4 222 30.2 67 .213 .311 .259 19.2 20.9 16.1 .239 .323 .278 25.0
2022 Sinker -0.7 -1 209 28.4 45 .175 .250 .262 5.7 24.4 16.9 .279 .587 .395 41.4
2022 Cutter 0.5 1 163 22.1 47 .302 .535 .385 18.6 19.1 22.0 .263 .486 .346 26.5
2022 Changeup 0.0 0 84 11.4 16 .200 .333 .256 12.5 0.0 0.0 .238 .462 .318 33.3
2022 4-Seamer 0.0 0 58 7.9 14 .182 .182 .279 5.3 14.3 5.7 .292 .334 .366 0.0
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 -15 861 28.1 225 .175 .225 .235 9.6 22.2 22.3 .231 .343 .293 47.0
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 7 290 9.5 75 .257 .500 .345 12.1 30.7 16.8 .262 .483 .340 57.4
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 .150 .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 .534 .950 .646 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 283 89.0 77 14.0 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Sinker 850 89.0 82 17.5 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Changeup 83 82.6 90 17.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 202 73.0 96 25.7 7:30 7:30 0
2022 Cutter 163 84.7 49 9.7 11:30 10:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 58 88.0 77 15.0 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 207 88.3 83 18.2 12:45 1:45 -60
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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 189 736 -2 -10 6 1 -5
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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 736 48.2 61.7 93.6 24.1 66.3 42.7 65.1 42.3 14.5 8.3 70.5
Player 14,075 48.2 62.2 86.6 26.6 62.9 42.8 61.4 43.8