Andrew Wantz
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 235LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 7, #211, Los Angeles Angels | UNC Greensboro
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 4.94 21 0 0 27.1 38 1.24
2022 2 1 3.22 42 1 0 50.1 52 1.15
2023 2 0 3.89 27 3 0 39.1 33 1.09
3 Seasons 5 1 3.85 90 4 0 117 123 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 21 1-0 4.94 27.1 38 1.24
2022 42 2-1 3.22 50.1 52 1.15
2023 27 2-0 3.89 39.1 33 1.09
3 Seasons 90 5-1 3.85 117 123 1.15
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
2021 25 483 67 8 11.9 6.7 87.8 109.5 20.8 49.3 .227 .412 .308 .316 .420 34.3 31.7 9.2 4.94 4.24
2022 26 831 129 14 10.9 6.9 87.8 112.8 21.6 34.9 .217 .377 .294 .306 .360 34.9 25.5 10.3 3.22 3.89
2023 27 658 111 9 8.1 5.6 85.1 109.6 20.3 28.8 .240 .397 .272 .310 .350 31.5 20.6 9.4 3.89 4.04
Player 1972 307 31 10.1 6.4 86.8 112.8 21.0 35.8 .227 .392 .290 .310 .370 33.6 25.4 9.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wantz relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(38.9%) ,
Cutter
(28.7%) ,
Sweeper
(26.0%) ,
Changeup
(6.4%) ,


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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
2021 29.9 25.4 32.8 11.9 40.3 34.3 25.4 4.5 22.4 28.4 22.4 10.4 11.9 6.7
2022 30.2 35.7 23.3 10.9 34.1 31.0 34.9 2.3 21.7 34.9 25.6 4.7 10.9 6.9
2023 30.6 33.3 20.7 15.3 39.6 37.8 22.5 6.3 18.9 40.5 20.7 5.4 8.1 5.6
Player 30.3 32.6 24.4 12.7 37.5 34.2 28.3 4.2 20.8 35.5 23.1 6.2 10.1 6.4
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 LAA R 189 89.4 27.3 -0.8 -3 5.0 2.4 96
2023 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 256 94.0 12.8 1.9 13 4.0 -2.8 -41
2023 Sweeper LAA R 171 83.8 33.4 -5.3 -14 12.2 -1.2 -9
2023 Changeup LAA R 42 87.7 33.0 3.0 10 12.4 -2.0 -14
2022 Cutter LAA R 137 87.9 31.7 -4.3 -16 6.2 3.5 127
2022 Sweeper LAA R 237 81.3 40.7 -0.5 -1 13.6 -1.2 -8
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 411 93.8 13.6 1.0 7 3.0 -3.8 -56
2022 Changeup LAA R 46 86.9 32.2 2.1 7 10.8 -3.3 -24
2021 Changeup LAA R 37 86.9 31.0 1.4 5 11.6 -2.5 -18
2021 Sweeper LAA R 4 82.9 43.0 2.4 6 4.0 -10.2 -72
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 220 93.2 14.6 0.4 3 4.4 -2.6 -37
2021 Cutter LAA R 140 88.4 29.2 -1.9 -7 5.3 2.7 106
2021 Slider LAA R 82 83.4 41.4 3.2 8 6.0 0.2 4
! 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-Seam Fastball -2.1 -5 256 38.9 52 .295 .568 .403 24.4 15.4 8.3 .280 .490 .371 43.2
2023 Cutter 0.4 1 189 28.7 46 .244 .439 .334 25.6 19.6 29.0 .261 .454 .345 37.5
2023 Sweeper 3.1 5 171 26.0 49 .067 .089 .142 26.1 22.4 16.4 .191 .290 .240 17.1
2023 Changeup -1.4 -1 42 6.4 12 .167 .250 .179 44.4 41.7 16.7 .207 .266 .202 14.3
2022 4-Seam Fastball 2.1 9 411 49.5 105 .136 .295 .273 30.3 27.6 22.5 .207 .374 .321 37.3
2022 Sweeper -0.2 0 237 28.5 56 .189 .321 .244 35.6 26.8 19.0 .177 .308 .236 21.1
2022 Cutter 0.8 1 137 16.5 31 .333 .593 .411 30.4 19.4 17.6 .285 .521 .387 50.0
2022 Changeup -4.1 -2 46 5.5 12 .500 .583 .479 30.0 16.7 9.1 .318 .371 .300 40.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -2 220 45.5 50 .250 .375 .356 30.7 32.0 22.2 .246 .418 .365 33.3
2021 Cutter -3.4 -5 140 29.0 36 .235 .529 .340 30.1 38.9 38.9 .204 .421 .283 40.0
2021 Slider -0.3 0 82 17.0 21 .190 .238 .221 29.7 28.6 23.1 .206 .292 .246 33.3
2021 Changeup 0.7 0 37 7.7 11 .111 .444 .309 31.6 18.2 13.3 .287 .663 .449 28.6
2021 Sweeper -8.0 0 4 0.8 1 .000 .000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .123 .146 .116 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 Changeup 30 87.8 66 13.5 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Cutter 173 89.4 41 7.9 11:30 10:30 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 237 94.0 83 18.2 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Sweeper 122 83.8 45 13.6 8:45 9:30 -45
2022 Changeup 43 86.9 67 11.7 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Cutter 132 87.9 32 7.2 10:45 9:30 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 395 93.8 78 17.3 12:45 12:15 30
2022 Sweeper 235 81.3 55 14.6 8:00 8:45 -45
2021 Changeup 35 86.9 78 13.2 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Cutter 139 88.3 38 7.5 11:15 10:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 217 93.2 81 16.9 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 82 83.4 40 7.7 8:45 8:00 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 119 483 -7 6 -3 -3 -7
2022 204 831 6 12 -5 -5 7
2023 159 658 7 4 -7 -4 0
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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 %
2021 483 51.6 69.1 76.2 25.2 50.8 41.4 64.7 47.8 30.3 7.0 70.6
2022 831 46.3 70.6 76.8 26.7 47.1 39.7 55.9 47.1 31.7 7.3 77.0
2023 658 48.2 70.7 78.6 27.9 62.1 41.5 63.5 48.5 26.3 7.8 80.4
Player 1,972 48.2 70.2 77.2 26.7 53.1 40.7 60.6 47.7 29.5 7.4 76.7
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
2021 44 64 36
2022 48 73 52 30 49 58 6 65 73 68 17 88 20 48 83 36
2023 49 89 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 %
2021 24.9 5 4.7 0 3 3 2 40.0
2022 23.1 8 8.8 -1 1 9 1 12.5
2023 24.2 4 4.5 -1 2 3 2 50.0
Player 23.9 17 17.9 -1 6 15 5 29.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 4 3 6 4 6 7 6 4 3 3 7 4 3 6 6 5 5 6 4 5 4 7 5 4 3 4 5 4 5 3
2022 8 6 8 10 9 9 10 8 8 9 8 9 9 7 10 10 8 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 6 9 9 10 10 9 6
2023 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 6 6 4 7 6 5 6 3 5 4 4 6 5 5
Player 17 14 14 20 17 19 21 18 16 16 16 19 17 13 20 20 17 21 22 17 20 19 22 21 13 17 17 19 20 19 14
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 92.3 1.0 92.1 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 86.9 86.9 0.0 87.7 0.8
Breaking Velocity 83.3 81.3 -2.0 83.8 2.5
Exit Velocity 87.8 87.8 0.0 85.1 -2.7
Launch Angle 20.8 21.6 0.8 20.3 -1.3
Barrel % 11.9 10.9 -1.0 8.1 -2.8
Hard Hit % 34.3 34.9 0.6 31.5 -3.4
Sweet Spot % 49.3 34.9 -14.4 28.8 -6.1
xBA .227 .217 -0.010 .240 0.023
BA .219 .206 -0.013 .197 -0.009
xwOBA .316 .306 -0.010 .310 0.004
wOBA .308 .294 -0.014 .272 -0.022
xSLG .412 .377 -0.035 .397 0.020
SLG .400 .367 -0.033 .352 -0.015
K% 31.7 25.5 -6.2 20.6 -4.9
BB% 9.2 10.3 1.1 9.4 -0.9
Swing % 47.8 47.1 -0.7 48.5 1.4
Whiff% 30.3 31.7 1.4 26.3 -5.4
In Zone % 51.6 46.3 -5.3 48.2 1.9
Out of Zone % 48.4 53.7 5.3 51.8 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 25.2 26.7 1.5 27.9 1.2
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 26.0 -1.7 34.0 8.0
First Pitch Strike % 64.7 55.9 -8.8 63.5 7.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 119 .308 73 13 17.8 46 30 65.2
2022 Shifts 204 .294 122 29 23.8 82 56 68.3
2023 Shades 159 .272 94 1 1.1 65 20 30.8
! 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 %
2021 114 16.2 35.1% 2.6% 108 21.5 0.0% 6.5%
2022 215 15.7 42.3% 2.3% 161 22.4 1.2% 8.7%
2023 185 14.3 62.2% 0.5% 105 18.5 2.9% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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