Anthony Bender
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 205LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 20, #613, Kansas City Royals | Santa Rosa Junior College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 4.50 16 0 6 14.0 13 1.57
2 Seasons 4 5 3.11 76 1 9 75.1 84 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 16 1-3 4.50 14.0 13 1.57
2 Seasons 76 4-5 3.11 75.1 84 1.15

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 26 973 150 9 6 3.6 88.2 111.3 6.6 34.7 .207 .311 .275 .270 .333 34.0 28.7 8.1 2.79 3.03
2022 27 215 42 5 11.9 8.2 86.8 107.3 0.3 38.1 .265 .491 .373 .357 .421 31.0 21.3 8.2 4.50 4.83
Player 1188 192 14 7.3 4.5 87.9 111.3 5.2 35.4 .219 .347 .294 .288 .352 33.3 27.3 8.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bender relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(57.7%) ,
Slider
(33%) ,
Changeup
(7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(2.3%) ,


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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 50.0 18.0 28.0 4.0 38.7 32.0 29.3 7.3 36.7 20.0 22.7 6.0 6.0 3.6
2022 54.8 19.0 21.4 4.8 35.7 31.0 33.3 7.1 45.2 7.1 23.8 2.4 11.9 8.2
Player 51.0 18.2 26.6 4.2 38.0 31.8 30.2 7.3 38.5 17.2 22.9 5.2 7.3 4.5
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 Sinker MIA R 124 97.9 26.3 6.0 29 17.5 1.8 12
2022 4-Seamer MIA R 5 98.3 16.6 -3.6 -28 8.8 0.3 3
2022 Slider MIA R 71 84.2 41.1 3.7 10 8.5 1.5 22
2022 Changeup MIA R 15 90.7 35.9 7.3 26 17.0 2.1 14
2021 Slider MIA R 450 84.6 40.6 3.9 11 9.1 2.8 45
2021 4-Seamer MIA R 12 97.5 15.4 -2.0 -15 6.5 -1.4 -18
2021 Changeup MIA R 7 90.1 37.0 8.6 30 14.3 -0.4 -3
2021 Sinker MIA R 504 96.8 26.9 6.4 31 15.7 0.3 2
! 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 Sinker 1.6 2 124 57.7 36 .313 .406 .394 26.0 16.7 30.0 .210 .260 .259 23.1
2022 Slider 1.3 1 71 33.0 19 .313 .688 .426 35.5 31.6 22.2 .357 1.001 .567 54.5
2022 Changeup -0.7 0 15 7.0 5 .400 .400 .360 14.3 20.0 25.0 .353 .377 .317 25.0
2022 4-Seamer 1.2 0 5 2.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .057 .057 .051 0.0
2021 Sinker -0.7 -3 504 51.8 122 .243 .383 .336 15.3 15.6 16.8 .259 .373 .327 38.2
2021 Slider -0.7 -3 450 46.2 117 .162 .314 .273 45.2 43.6 31.3 .147 .244 .209 26.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 0 12 1.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 10.0 .005 .009 .006 0.0
2021 Changeup 8.1 1 7 0.7 3 .667 .667 .600 16.7 0.0 0.0 .616 .712 .577 66.7
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 12 97.5 73 14.5 1:30 1:00 30
2021 Sinker 465 96.8 75 16.7 1:30 2:45 -75
2021 Slider 449 84.6 59 10.7 8:00 8:15 -15
2022 Changeup 14 90.7 87 18.5 2:30 3:30 -60
2022 Sinker 108 98.0 81 18.6 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 Slider 71 84.2 56 10.1 8:15 8:00 15
! 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 244 973 -11 -8 7 6 -6
2022 61 215 -3 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 %
2021 973 50.7 53.3 84.4 27.3 40.5 38.3 62.3 40.5 30.2 6.8 74.2
2022 215 51.2 52.7 79.3 29.5 58.1 41.4 62.3 41.4 28.1 11.2 54.2
Player 1,188 50.8 53.2 83.5 27.7 43.8 38.9 62.3 40.7 29.8 7.6 68.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021 88 85 93 92 74 87 79 64 84 83 52 78 88 93 54
2022 97 44
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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 22.1 5 4.8 0 2 5 2 40.0
2022 24.8 3 3.4 0 0 2 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 6 5 3 5 7 5 5 5 4 6 7 3 4 3 6 6 5 3 3 5 4 5 4 4 5 7 3 5 3 8
2022 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 2 3 4 4 3 3 4
! 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 96.8 97.9 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 90.1 90.7 0.6
Breaking Velocity 84.6 84.2 -0.4
Exit Velocity 88.2 86.8 -1.4
Launch Angle 6.6 .3 -6.3
Barrel % 6 11.9 5.9
Hard Hit % 34 31 -3
Sweet Spot % 34.7 38.1 3.4
xBA .207 .265 0.058
BA .207 .315 0.108
xwOBA .27 .357 0.087
wOBA .275 .373 0.098
xSLG .311 .491 0.18
SLG .35 .481 0.131
K% 28.7 21.3 -7.4
BB% 8.1 8.2 0.1
Swing % 40.5 41.4 0.9
Whiff% 30.2 28.1 -2.1
In Zone % 50.7 51.2 0.5
Out of Zone % 49.3 48.8 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 27.3 29.5 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 23 19.7 -3.3
First Pitch Strike % 62.3 62.3 0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 244 .275 145 40 27.6 99 33 33.3
2022 61 .373 34 12 35.3 27 18 66.7

Pitch Tempo