Adam Wainwright
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 7" 230LBS | Age: 42
Draft: 2000 | Rd: 1, #29, Atlanta Braves | Glynn Academy HS (Brunswick, GA)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 17 7 3.05 32 32 0 206.1 174 1.06
2022 11 12 3.71 32 32 0 191.2 143 1.28
2023 5 11 7.40 21 21 0 101 55 1.90
18 Seasons 200 128 3.53 478 411 3 2,668.1 2,202 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 17-7 3.05 206.1 174 1.06
2022 32 11-12 3.71 191.2 143 1.28
2023 21 5-11 7.40 101 55 1.90
18 Seasons 478 200-128 3.53 2,668.1 2,202 1.24
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .239 .330 .258 .265 .308 26.4 18.0 3.6 1.61 2.85
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 .363 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 .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 .353 35.6 21.0 6.0 3.05 3.84
2022 40 3133 599 39 6.5 4.9 87.8 112.3 11.0 37.4 .270 .419 .306 .328 .370 36.6 17.8 6.7 3.71 4.53
2023 41 1785 387 43 11.1 8.9 89.0 115.3 12.9 40.6 .326 .562 .414 .401 .427 38.8 11.4 8.5 7.40 7.35
Player 18257 3522 230 6.5 4.8 87.7 115.3 10.6 35.7 .271 .428 .322 .329 .375 34.9 18.6 7.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wainwright relies on 7 pitches.
Sinker
(31.4%) ,
Curveball
(30.5%) ,
Cutter
(22.6%) ,
Four Seamer
(9.9%) ,
Changeup
(5.1%) ,
Slider
(0.4%) ,
Slow Curve
(0.2%) ,


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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 43.7 25.2 26.5 4.5 41.1 35.1 23.9 4.2 30.9 24.2 27.4 6.7 6.5 4.9
2023 41.1 28.4 26.9 3.6 41.1 40.6 18.3 4.1 28.2 23.3 28.2 5.2 11.1 8.9
Player 46.5 21.5 27.1 4.9 39.1 38.2 22.7 4.2 33.7 22.0 26.7 5.4 6.5 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Cutter STL R 384 82.8 31.9 1.1 3 5.6 1.6 39
2023 Sinker STL R 534 86.9 25.0 -1.5 -6 13.2 -0.7 -5
2023 Slider STL R 6 75.9 49.6 1.7 4 15.2 4.7 45
2023 Changeup STL R 91 81.5 32.4 -0.7 -2 13.9 0.4 3
2023 4-Seam Fastball STL R 168 85.7 22.3 -1.8 -9 1.7 -3.2 -65
2023 Curveball STL R 529 71.5 68.1 1.1 2 16.5 4.5 37
2022 Cutter STL R 784 84.3 32.1 -0.2 -1 6.3 1.7 37
2022 Slider STL R 3 75.3 54.2 5.6 12 18.6 6.1 49
2022 Sinker STL R 871 88.6 22.7 -1.4 -6 13.0 -0.8 -6
2022 4-Seam Fastball STL R 292 88.0 20.2 -2.2 -12 1.4 -4.3 -76
2022 Changeup STL R 189 82.2 32.4 0.6 2 14.3 0.9 6
2022 Curveball STL R 993 72.8 67.5 2.0 3 16.1 5.1 46
2021 4-Seam Fastball STL R 289 89.0 19.7 -2.5 -14 1.9 -4.2 -68
2021 Changeup STL R 196 82.7 32.1 1.5 5 13.8 0.9 7
2021 Sinker STL R 862 89.1 22.2 -1.7 -7 12.7 -1.4 -10
2021 Cutter STL R 674 84.9 31.1 -0.1 0 6.4 2.7 74
2021 Curveball STL R 1,047 73.4 66.5 3.0 5 16.6 5.9 55
2020 Cutter STL R 213 85.0 31.3 -0.7 -2 6.0 2.6 74
2020 4-Seam Fastball STL R 86 89.2 19.5 -2.3 -13 2.3 -3.6 -62
2020 Sinker STL R 252 89.3 22.9 -0.7 -3 12.1 -1.9 -14
2020 Curveball STL R 356 73.5 65.5 1.9 3 16.8 5.6 49
2020 Changeup STL R 23 81.8 33.8 2.5 8 13.6 1.4 12
2019 Sinker STL R 699 90.0 23.9 0.2 1 12.9 -1.1 -8
2019 4-Seam Fastball STL R 378 89.6 20.1 -2.6 -15 3.1 -3.4 -53
2019 Curveball STL R 1,025 74.9 62.4 1.1 2 18.4 7.9 75
2019 Cutter STL R 625 84.9 32.3 -1.4 -4 5.5 2.7 94
2019 Changeup STL R 57 83.9 31.0 0.1 0 14.4 1.1 8
2018 Sinker STL R 196 89.5 24.8 1.0 4 13.7 -0.3 -2
2018 Curveball STL R 262 73.6 65.4 2.2 3 19.0 9.0 89
2018 Changeup STL R 42 81.0 34.3 0.7 2 16.1 3.0 23
2018 Cutter STL R 154 83.9 32.0 -0.1 0 6.1 2.6 75
2018 4-Seam Fastball STL R 70 89.5 20.0 -2.3 -13 4.5 -1.8 -29
2017 Cutter STL R 502 84.2 32.6 -0.9 -3 5.5 2.5 85
2017 4-Seam Fastball STL R 410 90.1 18.8 -3.0 -19 4.7 -2.5 -34
2017 Changeup STL R 88 81.4 31.8 1.2 4 13.8 1.0 8
2017 Sinker STL R 570 89.7 22.8 0.6 3 13.7 -0.2 -2
2017 Curveball STL R 556 72.5 67.6 4.7 7 15.7 5.4 53
2016 Changeup STL R 82 83.3 34.1 2.4 8 12.4 0.1 1
2016 4-Seam Fastball STL R 409 90.8 19.7 -2.4 -14 4.6 -2.0 -30
2016 Sinker STL R 866 91.1 23.4 0.7 3 13.6 0.0 0
2016 Curveball STL R 846 74.4 66.1 3.8 6 16.8 5.1 44
2016 Cutter STL R 941 85.9 31.5 -1.5 -5 4.9 1.4 39
2015 Sinker STL R 84 90.2 22.7 -0.8 -4 15.4 1.6 12
2015 4-Seam Fastball STL R 55 90.5 17.3 -0.5 -3 4.1 -2.3 -36
2015 Curveball STL R 96 74.7 66.6 4.6 7 15.2 5.1 50
2015 Cutter STL R 120 86.4 27.3 1.3 5 3.4 0.2 6
2015 Changeup STL R 6 83.1 31.9 0.6 2 16.6 4.2 33
! 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 %
2023 Sinker -4.1 -23 560 31.4 154 .394 .746 .499 9.3 14.3 18.2 .339 .636 .432 49.2
2023 Curveball -0.7 -4 548 30.7 157 .291 .475 .361 15.3 11.5 9.7 .318 .549 .390 32.5
2023 Cutter -0.9 -4 403 22.6 99 .344 .473 .391 14.7 6.1 12.8 .308 .490 .358 31.8
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -2 176 9.9 51 .326 .512 .414 11.7 17.6 17.3 .308 .488 .395 52.9
2023 Changeup -3.4 -3 91 5.1 21 .389 .611 .467 10.0 0.0 0.0 .372 .598 .451 22.2
2023 Slider -3.7 0 7 0.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .960 1.122 .920 0.0
2022 Curveball 1.0 10 993 31.7 275 .251 .353 .287 22.3 21.1 16.7 .248 .352 .291 29.0
2022 Sinker -0.2 -2 871 27.8 220 .255 .373 .302 8.9 22.7 18.9 .290 .479 .354 51.9
2022 Cutter 0.5 4 784 25.0 198 .283 .440 .344 17.9 11.1 12.3 .280 .460 .342 33.7
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -1 293 9.4 72 .281 .351 .366 15.1 16.7 10.9 .268 .369 .366 35.6
2022 Changeup 0.3 1 189 6.0 37 .222 .389 .272 18.1 2.7 5.6 .274 .421 .311 25.7
2022 Slider -1.9 0 3 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Curveball 1.1 11 1,047 34.1 290 .212 .336 .261 27.0 24.8 22.0 .238 .362 .283 27.6
2021 Sinker 1.8 16 862 28.1 226 .174 .224 .234 9.5 22.1 22.2 .229 .341 .292 46.7
2021 Cutter 0.6 4 674 22.0 188 .259 .454 .336 20.6 14.9 19.0 .290 .450 .341 28.4
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.3 -7 289 9.4 74 .261 .507 .349 12.2 31.1 16.9 .265 .490 .344 58.7
2021 Changeup 0.8 2 196 6.4 47 .255 .383 .274 19.0 2.1 14.3 .247 .365 .262 34.8
2020 Curveball 2.4 8 356 38.3 97 .191 .245 .207 33.0 28.9 28.9 .251 .338 .269 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-Seam Fastball -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 -- .330 .940 .517 33.3
2019 Curveball 0.7 8 1,025 35.6 276 .240 .360 .299 24.9 26.8 21.6 .227 .354 .278 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 .283 .468 .350 32.2
2019 4-Seam Fastball 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 .253 .441 .318 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-Seam Fastball -4.7 -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 .455 .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 -0.5 -3 502 23.3 125 .296 .478 .356 17.9 12.0 11.2 .262 .396 .307 29.4
2017 4-Seam Fastball -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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 90 81.5 92 16.7 1:30 2:00 -30
2023 Curveball 526 71.5 96 24.6 7:30 7:30 0
2023 Cutter 385 82.8 49 9.0 11:45 10:30 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 168 85.7 77 14.1 12:45 12:15 30
2023 Sinker 531 86.9 83 17.2 1:00 1:45 -45
2022 Changeup 186 82.2 91 16.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 949 72.9 97 25.1 7:30 7:30 0
2022 Cutter 781 84.3 46 8.7 11:15 10:15 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 287 88.0 76 14.5 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 862 88.6 83 17.7 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
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 505 1,822 12 13 -5 -6 14
2009 990 3,699 25 45 -16 -10 43
2010 898 3,322 28 26 -7 -10 38
2012 892 3,327 4 17 -9 -11 1
2013 1089 4,028 25 24 -9 -11 28
2014 969 3,533 22 36 -15 -9 33
2015 129 442 4 6 -2 -1 7
2016 843 3,180 1 14 -14 -11 -10
2017 537 2,134 8 13 -17 -9 -5
2018 180 732 3 6 -5 -4 0
2019 778 3,019 11 33 -26 -11 7
2020 279 1,002 1 16 -6 -5 7
2021 846 3,163 26 31 -21 -11 26
2022 802 3,133 17 32 -28 -9 12
2023 483 1,785 -17 4 -16 -7 -36
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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 71.1 85.7 29.6 65.5 40.2 54.1 50.9 18.5 6.8 73.1
2016 3,195 47.7 62.6 86.8 27.3 60.5 42.6 61.5 44.1 19.8 7.6 71.1
2017 2,155 47.2 64.3 86.1 26.3 69.7 42.4 59.6 44.3 17.8 7.3 71.8
2018 732 45.4 61.1 84.2 24.5 56.1 41.7 54.7 41.1 23.3 5.9 81.4
2019 2,876 48.1 60.9 86.5 25.2 63.5 41.5 58.7 42.4 19.0 7.8 74.3
2020 930 48.4 62.9 83.7 30.2 58.6 43.0 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 3,133 49.8 61.6 89.0 25.4 68.5 44.3 62.6 43.5 16.9 7.3 68.6
2023 1,785 48.4 62.3 91.1 21.7 74.0 42.9 54.5 41.3 13.0 7.3 70.8
Player 18,257 48.5 62.2 87.2 26.1 64.6 43.1 60.8 43.6 18.6 7.5 70.4
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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 19 43 88 75
2016 29 12 34 53 30 8 51 86 81 35 64 22 29 22 34 81 85
2017 33 15 42 72 21 41 80 63 45 21 53 9 35 12 43 76 69
2018 10 33 80 86
2019 30 23 38 55 22 13 59 42 26 30 41 8 10 9 33 81 83
2020 41 25 32 42 53 13 59 68 53 33 84 31 73 8 37 80 82
2021 62 33 55 71 64 10 75 64 73 30 83 7 44 5 50 89 72
2022 23 11 24 44 26 8 66 65 61 18 65 1 10 2 45 86 64
2023 1 1 1 1 2 7 7 49 51 1 47 1 2 1 32 73 59
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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 21.5 1 17 22 5 22.7
2017 22.8 14 13.5 1 5 10 5 35.7
2018 23.0 5 5.6 -1 1 5 2 40.0
2019 22.5 23 24.4 -1 16 16 12 52.2
2020 22.1 9 9.7 -1 5 5 5 55.6
2021 22.8 22 21.9 0 5 17 10 45.5
2022 23.7 16 19.2 -3 13 19 5 31.3
2023 22.6 20 19.6 0 9 20 5 25.0
Player 22.6 131 135.3 -4 71 114 49 37.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 22 20 16 28 22 18 25 22 14 16 21 27 23 19 21 27 12 19 22 23 21 14 32 29 22 18 20 36 22 22 14
2017 14 13 11 15 14 15 16 14 12 10 13 19 11 13 12 15 13 13 15 15 14 9 19 13 15 11 11 16 13 15 9
2018 5 7 3 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 7 5 5 7 5 5 5 5 7 6 6 5
2019 23 26 22 32 27 21 25 25 18 19 18 26 32 24 20 25 20 20 27 24 25 26 29 33 23 20 23 29 34 22 18
2020 9 10 13 9 10 10 10 9 9 7 9 13 9 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 9 11 11 9 8 8 11 9 9 11 7
2021 22 25 22 21 21 19 25 22 16 16 16 25 24 21 20 26 21 20 26 24 22 23 27 27 18 20 25 22 25 19 19
2022 16 13 17 16 22 20 25 15 13 14 16 22 22 18 21 20 18 15 19 21 19 23 25 21 15 14 23 26 21 21 21
2023 20 18 13 16 20 19 23 19 11 16 18 16 23 19 22 23 21 20 23 21 22