Andrew Saalfrank
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 6, #182, Arizona Diamondbacks | Indiana
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 0 0.00 10 0 0 10.1 6 1.06
2024 0 0 36.00 2 0 0 1 0 6.00
2 Seasons 0 0 3.18 12 0 0 11.1 6 1.50
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 10 0-0 0.00 10.1 6 1.06
2024 2 0-0 36.00 1 0 6.00
2 Seasons 12 0-0 3.18 11.1 6 1.50
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 25 156 31 0 0.0 0.0 86.7 107.7 -4.3 25.8 .266 .320 .207 .287 .303 48.4 14.6 9.8 0.00 3.43
2024 26 26 4 1 25.0 12.5 96.8 105.0 10.7 75.0 .506 .839 .655 .624 .574 75.0 0.0 50.0 36.00 27.43
Player 182 35 1 2.9 2.0 87.8 107.7 -2.6 31.4 .289 .371 .273 .337 .334 51.4 12.2 16.3
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Saalfrank relies on 2 pitches.
Sinker
(73.1%) ,
Curveball
(26.9%) ,


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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
2023 74.2 6.5 19.4 0.0 45.2 41.9 12.9 9.7 51.6 3.2 32.3 3.2 0.0 0.0
2024 25.0 0.0 75.0 0.0 75.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 12.5
Player 68.6 5.7 25.7 0.0 48.6 37.1 14.3 8.6 48.6 2.9 31.4 5.7 2.9 2.0
MLB 44.5 23.7 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Curveball AZ L 7 81.5 50.6 0.1 0 6.4 -1.5 -19
2024 Sinker AZ L 19 90.0 27.0 2.7 11 10.5 -3.6 -25
2023 Curveball AZ L 58 83.8 47.3 -1.1 -2 5.6 -1.2 -18
2023 Sinker AZ L 98 92.4 25.7 3.8 18 12.4 -1.9 -13
! 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 %
2024 Sinker -20.5 -4 19 73.1 7 .500 1.000 .657 11.1 0.0 0.0 .506 .839 .628 75.0
2024 Curveball -4.9 0 7 26.9 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 Sinker 3.5 3 98 62.8 28 .160 .160 .236 27.6 0.0 0.0 .299 .359 .330 52.0
2023 Curveball 0.2 0 58 37.2 12 .250 .250 .225 35.7 50.0 22.2 .197 .239 .189 33.3
! 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
2024 Sinker 18 90.0 71 12.5 11:00 10:00 60
2023 Curveball 58 83.8 66 12.1 5:30 5:00 30
2023 Sinker 96 92.4 76 14.1 10:45 9:45 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 67 265 6 2 -2 -2 3
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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 %
2023 156 42.3 69.7 82.6 44.4 50.0 37.8 57.5 55.1 30.2 9.0 71.4
2024 26 38.5 70.0 100.0 18.8 33.3 30.8 57.1 38.5 20.0 3.8 100.0
Player 182 41.8 69.7 84.9 40.6 48.8 36.8 57.4 52.7 29.2 8.2 73.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2023 25 16 9 14
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.4 90.0 -2.4
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.8 81.5 -2.3
Exit Velocity 86.7 96.8 10.1
Launch Angle -4.3 10.7 15.0
Barrel % 0.0 25.0 25.0
Hard Hit % 48.4 75.0 26.6
LA Sweet-Spot % 25.8 75.0 49.2
xBA .266 .506 0.240
BA .189 .500 0.311
xwOBA .287 .624 0.337
wOBA .207 .655 0.448
xSLG .320 .839 0.519
SLG .189 1.000 0.811
K% 14.6 0.0 -14.6
BB% 9.8 50.0 40.2
Swing % 55.1 38.5 -16.6
Whiff% 30.2 20.0 -10.2
In Zone % 42.3 38.5 -3.8
Out of Zone % 57.7 61.5 3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 44.4 18.8 -25.6
First Pitch Swing % 35.0 42.9 7.9
First Pitch Strike % 57.5 57.1 -0.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 40 .207 26 3 11.5 14 8 57.1
2024 Shades 7 .655 3 0 0.0 4 1 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 %
2023 24 15.7 37.5% 4.2% 29 18.9 3.4% 0.0%
2024 6 14.6 50.0% 0.0% 3 29.0 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution