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

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 0 2 7.11 3 3 0 12.2 14 1.89
16 Seasons 167 100 3.40 396 329 3 2182.0 1844 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 3 0-2 7.11 12.2 14 1.89
16 Seasons 396 167-100 3.40 2182.0 1844 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 383 87 3 3.4 85.3 111.6 8.4 37.9 .232 .320 .258 .257 .297 27.4 18 3.6 1.61 2.79
2016 3195 622 37 5.9 86.9 110.6 11.1 37.5 .273 .423 .335 .326 .376 30.4 19 7 4.62 4.68
2017 2155 400 16 4 86.7 113.2 8.5 34.8 .272 .403 .340 .322 .356 33.2 17.6 8.2 5.11 4.54
2018 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 4.12
2019 2876 520 34 6.5 88.9 113.6 10.2 32.1 .258 .419 .330 .321 .370 39.2 20.5 8.6 4.19 4.66
2020 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 235 43 3 7 87.3 106.8 11.5 48.8 .282 .457 .385 .343 .414 34.9 22.2 7.9 7.11 4.41
10506 1984 113 5.7 87.3 114.8 10.3 35 .264 .413 .327 .320 .367 33.4 19.5 7.6
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wainwright relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(34%) ,
Cutter
(23.8%) ,
Sinker
(22.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(12.8%) ,
Changeup
(7.2%) ,


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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 80 40 40 34.0 73.7 19 19 6 6 0 0 0 4 15 .316 .205 .316 .270 .281 .204 82.5 5 2776 6.4 34.9 13.8
2021 Cutter 56 28 28 23.8 85.2 16 15 5 3 1 0 1 5 10 .333 .327 .600 .509 .420 .378 89.1 10 2305 6.6 43.3 41.7
2021 Sinker 52 40 12 22.1 89.8 17 15 6 4 2 0 0 4 11 .400 .279 .533 .387 .440 .332 91.4 16 2216 6.7 5.0 25.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 30 10 20 12.8 89.6 8 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 .333 .482 .833 1.149 .543 .677 92.1 25 2188 6.6 16.7 8.3
2021 Changeup 17 2 15 7.2 83.1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .096 .000 .285 .000 .150 80.2 6 1664 6.5 16.7 0.0
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 .312 .467 .522 .332 .360 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 36.3 37.3 26.5 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 41.9 25.6 27.9 4.7 20.9 37.2 41.9 4.7 23.3 25.6 32.6 7 7
47.7 18.9 27.9 5.5 37.5 38.9 23.6 4.6 34.6 21.2 26.5 4.9 5.7
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Sinker STL R 52 89.8 20.7 -1.4 -6 13.3 -1.4 -9
2021 Curveball STL R 80 73.7 66.1 2.1 3 18.3 7.7 72
2021 Cutter STL R 56 85.2 30.1 0.7 2 6.6 3.2 93
2021 4-Seamer STL R 30 89.6 18.4 -2.1 -13 2.3 -3.5 -61
2021 Changeup STL R 17 83.1 32.3 2.9 10 14.7 1.1 8
2020 Changeup STL R 23 81.8 33.8 2.5 8 13.6 1.4 12
2020 4-Seamer STL R 86 89.2 19.5 -2.3 -13 2.3 -3.4 -60
2020 Sinker STL R 252 89.3 22.9 0 0 12.1 -1.6 -11
2020 Cutter STL R 213 85 31.3 -0.1 0 6 2.4 68
2020 Curveball STL R 356 73.5 65.5 1.9 3 16.8 5.6 50
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 0.5 2 12.9 -0.9 -6
2019 Cutter STL R 625 84.9 32.3 -1.2 -4 5.5 2.6 90
2019 Curveball STL R 1025 74.9 62.4 1.2 2 18.4 7.9 75
2019 Changeup STL R 57 83.9 31 0.1 0 14.4 1.2 9
2018 4-Seamer STL R 70 89.5 20 -2.4 -14 4.5 -1.7 -27
2018 Cutter STL R 154 83.9 32 -0.2 -1 6.1 2.6 75
2018 Changeup STL R 42 81 34.3 0.7 2 16.1 3.1 23
2018 Curveball STL R 262 73.6 65.4 2.2 3 19 9 89
2018 Sinker STL R 196 89.5 24.8 1.1 5 13.7 -0.3 -2
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 -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 89
2017 Curveball STL R 556 72.5 67.6 4.5 7 15.7 5.4 53
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 Sinker STL R 866 91.1 21.4 1.4 7 15.1 0.9 6
2016 Changeup STL R 82 83.3 31.9 2.9 10 13.7 0.9 7
2016 Curveball STL R 846 74.4 63.4 3.2 5 13.6 4.4 48
! 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 -7.6 -1 17 7.2 2 0 0 0 16.7 0 0 .096 .284 .15 50
2021 4-Seamer 6.1 2 30 12.8 8 .333 .833 .538 16.7 12.5 8.3 .482 1.149 .678 60
2021 Cutter 2.4 1 56 23.8 16 .333 .6 .416 43.3 31.3 41.7 .327 .509 .376 30
2021 Sinker 4 2 52 22.1 17 .4 .533 .441 5 23.5 25 .279 .387 .333 45.5
2021 Curveball 0.8 1 80 34 19 .316 .316 .284 34.9 21.1 13.8 .205 .27 .204 20
2020 Changeup 5.6 1 23 2.5 6 .167 .667 .333 12.5 0 .33 .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 .312 .522 .36 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 .228 .355 .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 .353 .425 .397 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 14 83 88 16.6 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 79 73.6 98 26.6 7:30 7:30 0
2021 Cutter 51 85.2 50 9.6 11:00 10:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 28 89.6 75 15 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Sinker 49 89.7 81 18.6 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 893 3328 -3 -16 9 11 0
2013 1089 4028 -24 -25 10 11 -28
2014 969 3533 -20 -35 15 9 -30
2015 125 421 -4 -6 3 1 -6
2016 837 3160 -3 -11 14 11 10
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 62 235 -1 3 2 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 51.1 71.9 86.5 31.1 65.5 40.9 54.1 50.9 18.5 6.1 68.2
2016 3195 47.6 62.4 86.9 27.2 60.6 42.4 61.5 44.1 19.8 7.7 70.9
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 235 40.9 64.6 82.3 30.9 51.2 50.2 60.3 44.7 29.5 6 78.6
10506 47.6 62.7 86.1 26.7 62.5 42.2 60.1 43.9 20 7.4 72.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 7 53 90
2016 26 9 32 51 29 8 51 86 81 35 64 22 26 7 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 28 43 57 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 82
2021 41 27 40 47 35 24 56 70 68 42 56 64 41
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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 23.7 -1 16 16 11 47.8
2020 22.1 9 9.3 0 4 5 5 55.6
2021 22.9 2 1.4 1 1 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 29 26 26 25 24 21 25 28 24 32 24 16 20 20 24 18 25 20 23 16 20 21 28 26 29 27 21 24 21 28
2020 9 9 12 9 10 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 6 9 10 10 7 9 9 10 6 9 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 8 10
2021 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.5 88.8 0.3 88 -0.8 87.5 -0.5 88 0.5 87.6 -0.4 87.9 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 83.3 0.2 81.4 -1.9 81 -0.4 83.9 2.9 81.8 -2.1 83.1 1.3
Breaking Velocity 74.7 74.4 -0.3 72.3 -2.1 73.3 1 74.9 1.6 73.5 -1.4 73.7 0.2
Exit Velocity 85.3 86.9 1.6 86.7 -0.2 85.9 -0.8 88.9 3 87.3 -1.6 87.3 0
Launch Angle 8.4 11.1 2.7 8.5 -2.6 10.1 1.6 10.2 0.1 12 1.8 11.5 -0.5
Barrel % 3.4 5.9 2.5 4 -1.9 6.6 2.6 6.5 -0.1 6.3 -0.2 7 0.7
Hard Hit % 27.4 30.4 3 33.2 2.8 24 -9.2 39.2 15.2 36.6 -2.6 34.9 -1.7
Sweet Spot % 37.9 37.5 -0.4 34.8 -2.7 32.2 -2.6 32.1 -0.1 33 0.9 48.8 15.8
xBA .232 .273 0.041 .272 -0.001 .231 -0.041 .258 0.027 .265 0.007 .282 0.017
BA .238 .287 0.049 .286 -0.001 .263 -0.023 .273 0.01 .221 -0.052 .333 0.112
xwOBA .257 .326 0.069 .322 -0.004 .311 -0.011 .321 0.01 .324 0.003 .343 0.019
wOBA .258 .335 0.077 .34 0.005 .327 -0.013 .33 0.003 .277 -0.053 .385 0.108
xSLG .32 .423 0.103 .403 -0.02 .385 -0.018 .419 0.034 .436 0.017 .457 0.021
SLG .324 .446 0.122 .443 -0.003 .41 -0.033 .44 0.03 .369 -0.071 .491 0.122
K% 18 19 1 17.6 -1.4 22.1 4.5 20.5 -1.6 20.6 0.1 22.2 1.6
BB% 3.6 7 3.4 8.2 1.2 9.9 1.7 8.6 -1.3 5.7 -2.9 7.9 2.2
Swing % 50.9 44.1 -6.8 44.3 0.2 41.1 -3.2 42.4 1.3 46 3.6 44.7 -1.3
Whiff% 18.5 19.8 1.3 17.8 -2 23.3 5.5 19 -4.3 24.1 5.1 29.5 5.4
In Zone % 51.1 47.6 -3.5 47.3 -0.3 45.5 -1.8 48.2 2.7 48.4 0.2 40.9