Aníbal Sánchez
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 207LBS | Age: 40
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 11 8 3.85 30 30 0 166 134 1.27
2020 4 5 6.62 11 11 0 53 43 1.66
2022 4 6 4.28 14 14 0 69.1 48 1.27
16 Seasons 116 119 4.06 364 341 0 2,017.2 1,774 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 30 11-8 3.85 166 134 1.27
2020 11 4-5 6.62 53 43 1.66
2022 14 4-6 4.28 69.1 48 1.27
16 Seasons 364 116-119 4.06 2,017.2 1,774 1.31
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 31 2532 472 29 6.1 4.4 87.6 113.9 14.7 32.4 .241 .387 .330 .304 .355 31.1 20.9 7.4 4.99 3.80
2016 32 2577 475 29 6.1 4.3 88.6 110.4 16.3 31.2 .255 .428 .353 .324 .373 35.2 20.2 7.9 5.87 4.46
2017 33 1855 345 26 7.5 5.4 88.2 111.5 17.1 37.7 .268 .478 .380 .338 .407 36.8 21.6 6.0 6.41 4.99
2018 34 2130 372 19 5.1 3.4 85.0 113.0 12.2 27.2 .210 .342 .277 .275 .325 26.3 24.4 7.6 2.83 3.15
2019 35 2690 516 34 6.6 4.8 87.0 113.7 14.7 37.8 .251 .421 .296 .312 .356 28.3 18.8 8.1 3.85 4.29
2020 36 971 181 17 9.4 6.9 88.9 114.2 13.5 37.6 .284 .479 .383 .354 .401 37.6 17.6 7.3 6.62 5.48
2022 38 1232 207 16 7.7 5.5 88.5 111.0 18.8 31.9 .250 .411 .320 .332 .348 37.2 16.4 11.3 4.28 4.65
Player 13987 2568 170 6.6 4.7 87.5 114.2 15.2 33.5 .248 .415 .329 .315 .364 32.3 20.4 7.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sánchez relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(27.3%) ,
Changeup
(25.6%) ,
Sinker
(19.1%) ,
Four Seamer
(16.8%) ,
Slider
(5.7%) ,
Curveball
(5.6%) ,


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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 41.1 22.9 26.9 9.1 41.1 33.9 25.0 3.4 30.7 27.8 25.0 4.9 6.1 4.4
2016 40.6 25.9 22.9 10.5 39.6 33.9 25.5 3.4 28.4 27.8 25.3 6.7 6.1 4.3
2017 36.5 25.8 28.7 9.0 35.7 37.7 26.7 5.5 25.2 27.8 26.4 6.4 7.5 5.4
2018 47.0 23.4 21.2 8.3 35.2 36.3 28.5 6.5 33.9 25.3 19.9 6.2 5.1 3.4
2019 39.1 26.6 27.1 7.2 37.0 37.6 25.4 2.5 29.8 29.7 24.4 5.8 6.6 4.8
2020 40.9 26.5 27.1 5.5 33.7 44.8 21.5 4.4 29.8 27.1 23.8 5.5 9.4 6.9
2022 39.1 30.9 21.3 8.7 41.1 31.9 27.1 4.8 23.7 31.9 25.1 6.8 7.7 5.5
Player 40.7 25.5 25.2 8.6 37.9 36.1 25.8 4.1 29.2 28.1 24.3 6.0 6.6 4.7
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
2022 Cutter WSH R 336 87.2 23.6 4.4 16 0.4 -2.6 -88
2022 Curveball WSH R 69 75.4 51.1 -9.3 -15 3.0 -7.4 -71
2022 Slider WSH R 70 83.0 35.1 -3.7 -10 5.1 -1.6 -24
2022 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 207 89.8 17.2 -0.1 -1 3.8 -2.7 -42
2022 Sinker WSH R 235 89.1 21.1 -3.4 -14 12.3 -1.9 -14
2022 Changeup WSH R 315 79.9 35.3 -0.5 -1 13.4 0.3 2
2020 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 260 89.3 17.1 0.4 2 5.7 -0.9 -14
2020 Split-Finger WSH R 283 81.8 34.1 -1.6 -4 13.9 2.6 23
2020 Cutter WSH R 224 87.5 22.9 4.9 18 0.2 -2.3 -93
2020 Curveball WSH R 60 76.3 48.6 -9.1 -16 4.0 -6.4 -61
2020 Sinker WSH R 77 89.6 19.3 -4.7 -20 12.7 -1.8 -12
2020 Slider WSH R 4 83.5 34.4 -4.2 -11 6.9 1.4 25
2020 Changeup WSH R 63 69.6 50.2 0.7 2 9.5 0.2 2
2019 Cutter WSH R 632 87.6 23.6 4.3 15 3.7 1.7 88
2019 Changeup WSH R 120 70.7 44.5 2.1 5 8.9 2.4 38
2019 Split-Finger WSH R 633 84.3 30.7 -2.7 -8 14.0 3.3 31
2019 Sinker WSH R 261 90.4 18.8 -5.1 -21 11.9 -2.5 -18
2019 Slider WSH R 74 83.2 35.7 -3.1 -8 5.9 0.3 6
2019 Curveball WSH R 160 76.9 49.4 -8.4 -15 3.7 -6.7 -65
2019 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 809 90.2 16.6 0.9 5 3.3 -3.6 -52
2018 Slider ATL R 104 83.3 35.5 -3.1 -8 5.4 0.3 7
2018 Changeup ATL R 126 71.0 45.1 0.5 1 7.6 0.1 1
2018 Curveball ATL R 197 77.9 48.6 -7.7 -14 4.3 -5.0 -54
2018 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 701 90.4 17.0 0.3 2 2.4 -4.5 -65
2018 Cutter ATL R 429 88.1 23.4 3.9 14 4.6 2.5 117
2018 Sinker ATL R 165 91.1 18.9 -4.1 -18 11.2 -3.1 -22
2018 Split-Finger ATL R 404 83.9 32.2 -1.9 -6 13.3 2.7 25
2017 Changeup DET R 44 71.1 42.8 0.2 0 7.7 -0.6 -7
2017 Cutter DET R 135 89.2 19.7 5.1 21 3.7 1.9 108
2017 Curveball DET R 190 76.9 48.5 -6.8 -12 4.6 -4.6 -50
2017 4-Seam Fastball DET R 486 90.7 14.6 1.2 8 3.6 -4.0 -52
2017 Slider DET R 228 84.6 31.5 -3.5 -10 4.6 0.6 15
2017 Sinker DET R 434 90.7 18.0 -3.9 -18 11.6 -2.9 -20
2017 Split-Finger DET R 336 83.1 32.1 -1.8 -5 13.1 2.6 25
2016 Curveball DET R 254 78.2 49.4 -6.3 -11 7.1 -3.0 -29
2016 Sinker DET R 363 91.8 16.8 -5.2 -24 10.8 -2.9 -21
2016 Changeup DET R 25 71.2 44.1 2.9 7 6.2 0.4 6
2016 Slider DET R 396 85.3 32.6 -2.9 -8 6.4 1.4 29
2016 Cutter DET R 172 91.2 15.1 8.6 36 2.2 -0.3 -11
2016 4-Seam Fastball DET R 924 91.7 14.1 2.6 16 3.6 -3.4 -49
2016 Split-Finger DET R 422 84.8 30.9 -2.4 -7 12.3 1.7 17
2015 Changeup DET R 39 74.0 39.6 0.8 2 7.6 -0.6 -8
2015 Cutter DET R 223 91.7 16.4 6.0 27 3.2 0.6 25
2015 Sinker DET R 275 92.7 16.7 -5.1 -23 10.8 -3.0 -22
2015 Curveball DET R 209 78.4 51.6 -3.9 -7 6.3 -3.5 -36
2015 4-Seam Fastball DET R 886 92.4 13.8 2.4 15 2.5 -4.2 -62
2015 Split-Finger DET R 399 86.3 28.1 -3.5 -11 12.0 0.6 5
2015 Slider DET R 466 87.1 30.6 -2.7 -8 6.3 1.6 35
! 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 Cutter 1.9 6 336 27.3 74 .200 .215 .248 19.9 20.3 13.2 .201 .271 .265 30.0
2022 Changeup -0.6 -2 315 25.6 105 .200 .422 .328 26.9 21.9 15.6 .242 .367 .321 30.9
2022 Sinker 0.9 2 235 19.1 55 .265 .531 .362 7.5 9.1 9.1 .284 .463 .350 40.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 207 16.8 36 .219 .438 .349 13.7 5.6 3.3 .304 .641 .433 56.7
2022 Slider -2.0 -1 70 5.7 12 .200 .800 .450 40.0 25.0 20.0 .240 .603 .409 57.1
2022 Curveball -0.8 -1 69 5.6 8 .286 .714 .450 5.6 0.0 0.0 .323 .596 .434 28.6
2020 Split-Finger 2.6 7 283 29.1 85 .211 .250 .256 35.5 28.2 22.6 .193 .256 .249 26.9
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.4 -9 260 26.8 55 .426 .889 .554 13.4 5.5 5.3 .391 .801 .500 54.9
2020 Cutter -1.4 -3 224 23.1 55 .306 .469 .391 15.2 16.4 10.1 .276 .417 .342 37.5
2020 Sinker -3.7 -3 77 7.9 15 .500 1.000 .643 25.0 6.7 10.0 .509 .953 .633 54.5
2020 Changeup -1.7 -1 63 6.5 18 .333 .389 .369 25.7 22.2 11.8 .265 .335 .262 21.4
2020 Curveball -1.0 -1 60 6.2 13 .308 .846 .473 27.3 15.4 16.7 .236 .482 .298 18.2
2020 Slider 8.2 0 4 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .171 .186 .158 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 2 809 30.1 145 .267 .474 .342 16.2 12.4 10.8 .304 .588 .391 46.2
2019 Split-Finger 0.4 3 633 23.5 197 .237 .409 .314 32.4 23.4 19.9 .218 .342 .263 22.1
2019 Cutter 1.8 11 632 23.5 215 .188 .318 .285 18.6 21.4 20.3 .216 .344 .283 23.8
2019 Sinker -1.2 -3 261 9.7 59 .370 .500 .417 12.0 8.5 12.2 .314 .489 .361 20.0
2019 Curveball 0.5 1 160 5.9 20 .350 .750 .458 28.6 10.0 16.7 .384 .657 .435 33.3
2019 Changeup 2.0 2 120 4.5 41 .083 .194 .187 30.9 34.1 15.7 .193 .281 .262 22.7
2019 Slider -2.3 -2 74 2.8 25 .292 .542 .392 14.6 12.0 10.3 .331 .607 .389 22.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -2 701 32.9 128 .262 .458 .355 18.8 17.2 17.2 .235 .402 .323 34.1
2018 Cutter 2.4 10 429 20.1 135 .206 .357 .263 20.2 25.2 23.8 .227 .376 .281 26.6
2018 Split-Finger 2.8 11 404 19.0 116 .164 .255 .218 36.9 28.4 23.9 .167 .265 .210 16.7
2018 Curveball -0.4 -1 197 9.2 31 .379 .586 .418 25.4 19.4 28.6 .329 .565 .402 34.8
2018 Sinker -2.8 -5 165 7.7 52 .326 .465 .412 12.9 17.3 11.5 .273 .412 .366 32.4
2018 Changeup 4.3 5 126 5.9 64 .089 .089 .158 38.7 42.2 29.0 .089 .104 .163 10.3
2018 Slider 0.8 1 104 4.9 24 .174 .522 .283 14.6 16.7 14.3 .229 .441 .273 30.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -8 486 26.2 107 .340 .608 .437 22.6 19.6 17.8 .309 .580 .397 50.6
2017 Sinker -1.7 -7 434 23.4 142 .311 .561 .399 11.9 16.9 17.1 .293 .542 .370 43.6
2017 Split-Finger 0.9 3 336 18.1 99 .239 .413 .310 35.3 34.3 32.4 .214 .365 .272 23.7
2017 Slider -3.8 -9 228 12.3 41 .471 .882 .578 30.5 7.3 10.0 .320 .678 .445 28.1
2017 Curveball -2.4 -4 190 10.2 39 .436 .718 .495 19.2 5.1 8.7 .318 .484 .341 29.7
2017 Cutter 1.1 2 135 7.3 36 .235 .324 .268 19.7 33.3 20.0 .168 .202 .191 18.2
2017 Changeup 0.9 0 44 2.4 17 .125 .188 .168 45.8 47.1 22.9 .107 .148 .142 25.0
! 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
2022 Changeup 307 80.1 94 16.0 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 Curveball 66 75.5 39 6.6 8:30 7:00 90
2022 Cutter 334 87.2 74 11.5 12:15 12:00 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 207 89.8 90 16.4 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Sinker 220 89.1 87 17.9 12:30 1:30 -60
2022 Slider 70 83.0 42 7.0 11:00 10:00 60
2020 Changeup 56 69.3 89 11.2 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Curveball 56 76.3 38 6.0 8:45 7:30 75
2020 Cutter 206 87.5 75 11.7 12:15 12:00 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 240 89.3 93 17.4 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Splitter 258 81.8 95 15.6 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 Sinker 72 89.5 93 19.2 12:45 1:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 231 853 1 1 -5 -3 -6
2009 374 1,446 18 6 -9 -5 10
2010 833 3,210 19 10 -18 -12 -2
2011 821 3,195 11 13 -12 -7 5
2012 895 3,365 12 23 -9 -10 16
2013 820 3,296 14 37 -16 -9 26
2014 518 2,122 10 15 -8 -5 11
2015 659 2,527 11 0 -19 -7 -15
2016 667 2,573 -8 7 -20 -9 -30
2017 481 1,853 -19 11 -11 -5 -24
2018 570 2,206 11 28 -11 -8 20
2019 777 2,972 28 19 -17 -10 20
2020 243 971 1 1 -7 -3 -9
2022 290 1,232 10 13 -12 -6 5
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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 2,532 49.1 62.5 82.6 29.1 63.7 46.4 65.5 45.5 23.0 7.2 69.4
2016 2,577 50.1 66.0 83.5 27.4 65.3 43.4 66.6 46.7 21.6 7.5 78.2
2017 1,855 51.3 65.9 82.3 24.4 57.7 42.9 61.4 45.6 23.6 8.4 76.9
2018 2,130 47.0 65.7 79.8 29.3 61.5 44.4 66.5 46.5 24.7 6.5 73.2
2019 2,690 45.7 67.8 83.2 32.2 66.4 42.4 64.1 48.4 22.3 6.3 74.7
2020 971 45.4 70.3 81.6 28.7 61.8 43.5 64.5 47.6 23.4 5.5 73.6
2022 1,232 44.7 68.6 84.4 26.0 68.9 42.0 57.4 45.0 19.5 6.7 82.9
Player 13,987 48.0 66.1 82.5 28.5 63.9 43.7 64.3 46.6 22.7 7.0 75.2
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
2015 53 52 49 45 61 12 24 65 66 53 49 52 46 47 87 19 57
2016 33 38 33 30 41 21 46 48 44 44 49 36 31 31 72 18 56
2017 23 23 12 11 50 21 21 23 17 49 86 46 18 20 42 12 62
2018 84 82 81 70 87 41 74 99 98 62 60 50 65 19 49 11 51
2019 50 40 43 49 49 13 58 86 97 20 50 25 80 12 41 8 43
2020 19 11 16 26 25 2 20 38 47 14 66 28 61 8 23 4 45
2022 18 34 29 26 11 51 41 50 57 10 10 9 13 5 7 2 46
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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 22.6 30 28.3 2 12 16 16 53.3
2017 22.9 26 23.7 2 9 19 9 34.6
2018 23.7 17 18.2 -1 7 10 11 64.7
2019 22.4 24 25.8 -2 14 17 11 45.8
2020 22.5 11 10.9 0 3 7 6 54.5
2022 24.1 13 13.3 0 0 8 7 53.8
Player 22.9 121 120.3 1 45 77 60 49.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 30 29 20 27 27 26 30 31 27 21 29 36 28 26 29 30 19 28 28 33 27 26 34 35 24 26 29 37 31 29 26
2017 26 25 20 20 27 25 27 22 19 21 25 30 25 23 24 26 21 21 25 24 22 21 27 24 20 21 25 30 26 25 20
2018 17 21 17 16 20 18 20 15 19 14 19 21 17 16 18 19 14 17 20 21 19 21 22 19 13 14 20 20 20 19 18
2019 24 32 19 31 29 27 28 27 22 19 22 27 27 23 27 27 26 24 24 29 23 31 31 31 22 24 23 30 29 24 17
2020 11 13 11 11 11 12 12 10 10 10 10 11 10 9 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 13 12 11 9 10 12 11 12 12 8
2022 13 11 11 13 14 14 15 14 12 12 12 13 13 13 15 15 13 14 13 14 14 12 15 15 12 12 14 15 14 13 13
Player 121 131 98 118 128 122 132 119 109 97 117 138 120 110 123 127 103 116 122 133 117 124 141 135 100 107 123 143 132 122 102
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 91.7 -0.6 90.5 -1.2 89.8 -0.7 89.3 -0.5 88.6 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 85.2 84.0 -1.2 81.7 -2.3 80.9 -0.8 82.1 1.2 79.6 -2.5
Breaking Velocity 84.3 82.5 -1.8 81.1 -1.4 79.8 -1.3 78.9 -0.9 76.8 -2.1
Exit Velocity 87.6 88.6 1.0 88.2 -0.4 85.0 -3.2 87.0 2.0 88.9 1.9
Launch Angle 14.7 16.3 1.6 17.1 0.8 12.2 -4.9 14.7 2.5 13.5 -1.2
Barrel % 6.1 6.1 0.0 7.5 1.4 5.1 -2.4 6.6 1.5 9.4 2.8
Hard Hit % 31.1 35.2 4.1 36.8 1.6 26.3 -10.5 28.3 2.0 37.6 9.3
Sweet Spot % 32.4 31.2 -1.2 37.7 6.5 27.2 -10.5 37.8 10.6 37.6 -0.2
xBA .241 .255 0.014 .268 0.013 .210 -0.058 .251 0.041 .284 0.033
BA .252 .285 0.033 .313 0.028 .213 -0.100 .236 0.023 .313 0.077
xwOBA .304 .324 0.020 .338 0.014 .275 -0.063 .312 0.037 .354 0.042
wOBA .330 .353 0.023 .380 0.027 .277 -0.103 .296 0.019 .383 0.087
xSLG .387 .428 0.041 .478 0.050 .342 -0.136 .421 0.079 .479 0.058
SLG .459 .483 0.024 .547 0.064 .354 -0.193 .406 0.052 .536 0.130
K% 20.9 20.2 -0.7 21.6 1.4 24.4 2.8 18.8 -5.6 17.6 -1.2
BB% 7.4 7.9 0.5 6.0 -1.9 7.6 1.6 8.1 0.5 7.3 -0.8
Swing % 45.5 46.7 1.2 45.6 -1.1 46.5 0.9 48.4 1.9 47.6 -0.8
Whiff% 23.0 21.6 -1.4 23.6 2.0 24.7 1.1 22.3 -2.4 23.4 1.1
In Zone % 49.1 50.1 1.0 51.3 1.2 47.0 -4.3 45.7 -1.3 45.4 -0.3
Out of Zone % 50.9 49.9 -1.0 48.7 -1.2 53.0 4.3 54.3 1.3 54.6 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 29.1 27.4 -1.7 24.4 -3.0 29.3 4.9 32.2 2.9 28.7 -3.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 31.9 3.0 25.3 -6.6 32.7 7.4 33.3 0.6 34.3 1.0
First Pitch Strike % 65.5 66.6 1.1 61.4 -5.2 66.5 5.1 64.1 -2.4 64.5 0.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 650 .349 313 2 0.6 337 73 21.7
2017 Shifts 479 .382 242 1 0.4 237 51 21.5
2018 Shifts 553 .277 286 54 18.9 267 95 35.6
2019 Shifts 702 .296 380 15 3.9