Andrew Wantz
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 235LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2018 | Rd: 7, #211, Los Angeles Angels | UNC Greensboro

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 1 3.22 42 1 0 50.1 52 1.15
2 Seasons 3 1 3.82 63 1 0 77.2 90 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 42 2-1 3.22 50.1 52 1.15
2 Seasons 63 3-1 3.82 77.2 90 1.18

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 .218 .377 .294 .306 .360 34.9 25.5 10.3 3.22 3.89
Player 1314 196 22 11.2 6.8 87.8 112.8 21.3 39.8 .221 .390 .299 .309 .381 34.7 27.8 9.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wantz relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.5%) ,
Slider
(28.5%) ,
Cutter
(16.5%) ,
Changeup
(5.5%) ,


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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
Player 30.1 32.1 26.5 11.2 36.2 32.1 31.6 3.1 21.9 32.7 24.5 6.6 11.2 6.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup LAA R 46 86.9 32.2 2.1 7 10.8 -3.3 -24
2022 Slider LAA R 237 81.3 40.7 -0.3 -1 13.6 3.7 38
2022 Cutter LAA R 137 87.9 31.7 -4.3 -16 6.2 3.5 127
2022 4-Seamer LAA R 411 93.8 13.6 1.0 7 3.0 -3.8 -56
2021 Slider LAA R 86 83.3 41.5 3.1 8 5.9 -0.6 -9
2021 Cutter LAA R 140 88.4 29.2 -1.9 -7 5.3 2.7 102
2021 Changeup LAA R 37 86.9 31.0 1.4 5 11.6 -2.5 -18
2021 4-Seamer LAA R 220 93.2 14.6 0.4 3 4.4 -2.6 -37
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -2.1 -9 411 49.5 105 .136 .295 .273 30.3 27.6 22.5 .207 .374 .321 37.3
2022 Slider 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 .388 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-Seamer 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 0.7 1 86 17.8 22 .182 .227 .252 28.9 27.3 21.4 .202 .285 .240 31.3
2021 Changeup -0.7 0 37 7.7 11 .111 .444 .309 31.6 18.2 13.3 .287 .663 .449 28.6
! 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
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 86 83.3 40 7.6 8:30 8:00 30
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 Slider 235 81.3 55 14.6 8:00 8:45 -45
! 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
2021 119 483 7 -6 3 3 7
2022 204 831 -6 -12 5 5 -7
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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 39.8 55.9 47.1 31.7 7.3 77.0
Player 1,314 48.2 70.0 76.6 26.2 48.3 40.4 59.1 47.3 31.2 7.2 74.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 23 80 34
2022 48 73 52 31 49 58 6 65 73 68 17 88 19 33 89 34
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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 5.5 -1 1 6 2 40.0
2022 23.1 8 8.7 -1 1 9 1 12.5
Player 23.8 13 14.2 -1 2 15 3 23.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 4 8 3 7 6 7 7 5 4 6 6 3 4 5 7 6 4 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 7 6 3 4 6 8
2022 8 8 10 8 10 10 9 6 9 8 9 7 7 8 8 10 9 10 7 9 10 8 10 10 9 9 10 9 9 6 10
Player 13 12 18 11 17 16 16 13 14 12 15 13 10 12 13 17 15 14 12 15 15 14 16 16 14 16 16 12 13 12 18
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 92.3 1
Offspeed Velocity 86.9 86.9 0
Breaking Velocity 83.3 81.3 -2
Exit Velocity 87.8 87.8 0
Launch Angle 20.8 21.6 0.8
Barrel % 11.9 10.9 -1
Hard Hit % 34.3 34.9 0.6
Sweet Spot % 49.3 34.9 -14.4
xBA .227 .218 -0.009
BA .219 .206 -0.013
xwOBA .316 .306 -0.01
wOBA .308 .294 -0.014
xSLG .412 .377 -0.035
SLG .4 .367 -0.033
K% 31.7 25.5 -6.2
BB% 9.2 10.3 1.1
Swing % 47.8 47.1 -0.7
Whiff% 30.3 31.7 1.4
In Zone % 51.6 46.3 -5.3
Out of Zone % 48.4 53.7 5.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.2 26.7 1.5
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 26 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 64.7 55.9 -8.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 119 .308 73 11 15.1 46 27 58.7
2022 204 .294 122 26 21.3 82 54 65.9

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 114 16.2 35.1% 2.6% 111 21.6 0.0% 9.0%
2022 217 15.8 41.9% 2.8% 168 22.7 1.2% 11.9%
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Pitch Distribution