Alan Busenitz
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 180LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 25, #757, Los Angeles Angels | Kennesaw State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 1 1 1.99 28 0 0 31.2 23 0.98
2018 4 1 7.82 23 0 0 25.1 26 2.01
2023 0 0 2.57 6 0 0 7 5 1.29
3 Seasons 5 2 4.36 57 0 0 64 54 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 28 1-1 1.99 31.2 23 0.98
2018 23 4-1 7.82 25.1 26 2.01
2023 6 0-0 2.57 7 5 1.29
3 Seasons 57 5-2 4.36 64 54 1.42
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
2017 26 503 89 5 5.6 4.1 88.8 111.3 14.2 32.6 .230 .385 .259 .295 .332 39.3 19.0 7.4 1.99 3.71
2018 27 509 84 17 20.2 13.5 91.0 117.2 14.3 40.5 .272 .540 .440 .389 .457 46.2 20.6 11.1 7.82 6.86
2023 32 107 23 3 13.0 10.3 92.1 110.4 8.3 34.8 .343 .515 .278 .368 .448 52.2 17.2 3.4 2.57 5.96
Player 1119 196 25 12.8 9.1 90.1 117.2 13.5 36.2 .261 .468 .344 .345 .397 43.7 19.6 8.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Busenitz relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(36.4%) ,
Cutter
(26.2%) ,
Curveball
(24.3%) ,
Sweeper
(7.5%) ,
Changeup
(3.7%) ,
Sinker
(1.9%) ,


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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
2017 38.2 31.5 24.7 5.6 25.8 37.1 37.1 4.5 28.1 34.8 21.3 4.5 5.6 4.1
2018 35.7 28.6 31.0 4.8 27.4 41.7 31.0 4.8 23.8 21.4 17.9 4.8 20.2 13.5
2023 39.1 26.1 30.4 4.3 26.1 43.5 30.4 0.0 30.4 17.4 39.1 0.0 13.0 10.3
Player 37.2 29.6 28.1 5.1 26.5 39.8 33.7 4.1 26.5 27.0 21.9 4.1 12.8 9.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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 CIN R 28 91.5 25.0 -0.6 -2 1.3 -0.6 -33
2023 Sweeper CIN R 8 86.8 35.4 0.7 2 4.9 -1.2 -19
2023 Changeup CIN R 4 91.5 23.7 -4.8 -17 14.8 -0.7 -5
2023 Sinker CIN R 2 95.0 22.6 0.2 1 14.6 -0.7 -4
2023 4-Seamer CIN R 39 95.0 15.4 -0.7 -5 8.4 0.0 0
2023 Curveball CIN R 26 83.6 48.5 0.6 1 4.0 -3.0 -43
2018 Changeup MIN R 7 89.7 31.6 2.8 10 14.5 0.1 0
2018 Sinker MIN R 12 95.2 16.8 -4.2 -20 12.3 -2.8 -19
2018 4-Seamer MIN R 290 95.3 15.4 -0.1 0 7.1 -1.0 -12
2018 Curveball MIN R 164 82.7 54.2 3.3 6 8.6 1.0 14
2017 Changeup MIN R 3 90.2 23.4 -2.2 -8 18.5 4.5 32
2017 Curveball MIN R 146 83.2 47.3 -1.1 -2 7.0 0.3 4
2017 4-Seamer MIN R 304 95.7 11.7 1.8 13 7.6 -1.1 -12
2017 Sinker MIN R 50 95.8 14.9 -4.8 -24 14.3 -1.5 -9
! 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 4-Seamer -0.2 0 39 36.4 9 .222 .333 .239 26.1 22.2 11.1 .347 .495 .363 71.4
2023 Cutter 1.8 1 28 26.2 7 .429 .571 .436 23.5 0.0 0.0 .460 .597 .458 57.1
2023 Curveball -4.1 -1 26 24.3 8 .375 .375 .338 21.4 12.5 12.5 .290 .329 .273 28.6
2023 Sweeper 4.6 0 8 7.5 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 33.3 .061 .179 .096 0.0
2023 Changeup 13.8 1 4 3.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2023 Sinker 15.9 0 2 1.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .806 2.783 1.452 100.0
2018 4-Seamer -3.9 -11 290 57.0 76 .365 .683 .478 26.8 19.7 17.9 .251 .519 .384 46.9
2018 Curveball -3.1 -5 164 32.2 35 .294 .588 .407 26.8 22.9 17.4 .306 .591 .389 38.5
2018 Sinker -0.8 0 12 2.4 3 .333 .667 .417 20.0 0.0 0.0 .580 .938 .648 100.0
2018 Changeup -5.8 0 7 1.4 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 4 304 60.4 73 .234 .391 .303 18.8 20.5 16.0 .223 .402 .309 40.0
2017 Curveball 0.5 1 146 29.0 32 .161 .258 .225 13.7 21.9 12.7 .241 .317 .254 41.7
2017 Sinker 2.9 1 50 9.9 14 .200 .500 .207 9.4 0.0 0.0 .281 .567 .363 35.7
2017 Changeup 11.7 0 3 0.6 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 50.0 .013 .025 .013 0.0
! 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 Curveball 26 83.6 58 12.9 7:15 6:45 30
2023 Cutter 28 91.5 38 6.8 12:30 11:30 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 39 95.0 84 16.7 1:15 1:00 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 123 509 9 3 -5 -1 7
2018 115 473 -12 2 -5 -2 -17
2023 28 107 1 2 -1 0 1
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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 %
2017 503 54.3 64.8 84.2 30.0 76.8 41.0 57.0 48.9 17.1 7.4 73.0
2018 509 48.0 65.6 79.2 24.8 57.4 40.8 44.4 44.6 26.9 8.0 81.6
2023 107 61.7 72.7 79.2 26.8 72.7 49.5 71.4 55.1 22.0 7.5 100.0
Player 1,119 52.3 66.1 81.6 27.3 68.1 41.7 52.7 47.5 21.8 7.7 79.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2017 88 97 88 12
2018 83 96 87 15
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.9 4 3.4 1 2 5 0 0.0
2018 23.0 8 7.6 0 4 6 3 37.5
2023 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
Player 23.0 12 11.2 1 7 11 3 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 4 4 1 4 3 3 5 5 3 1 3 4 4 3 3 5 2 3 3 3 4 2 6 5 4 1 3 6 4 5 0
2018 8 10 5 7 7 5 7 9 4 5 7 9 10 6 7 8 8 9 7 9 10 7 11 10 5 6 6 7 10 9 7
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Player 12 14 6 11 10 8 12 14 7 6 10 13 15 9 10 13 11 12 10 12 14 9 18 16 9 7 9 14 15 15 7
! 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 2017 2018 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.7 95.3 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 90.2 89.7 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 83.2 82.7 -0.5
Exit Velocity 88.8 91.0 2.2
Launch Angle 14.2 14.3 0.1
Barrel % 5.6 20.2 14.6
Hard Hit % 39.3 46.2 6.9
Sweet Spot % 32.6 40.5 7.9
xBA .230 .272 0.042
BA .206 .339 0.133
xwOBA .295 .389 0.094
wOBA .259 .440 0.181
xSLG .385 .540 0.155
SLG .355 .624 0.269
K% 19.0 20.6 1.6
BB% 7.4 11.1 3.7
Swing % 48.9 44.6 -4.3
Whiff% 17.1 26.9 9.8
In Zone % 54.3 48.0 -6.3
Out of Zone % 45.7 52.0 6.3
Out of Zone Swing % 30.0 24.8 -5.2
First Pitch Swing % 25.6 19.0 -6.6
First Pitch Strike % 57.0 44.4 -12.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 121 .259 76 10 13.2 45 5 11.1
2018 Shifts 115 .447 75 4 5.3 40 12 30.0
2023 Shades 28 .278 20 1 5.0 8 2 25.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 140 16.1 27.9% 2.1% 85 22.1 0.0% 5.9%
2018 108 15.8 28.7% 0.0% 112 19.7 4.5% 0.9%
2023 22 14.4 63.6% 0.0% 20 16.1 20.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution