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Austin Hedges
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 223LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 2, #82, San Diego Padres | J Serra (CA) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 312 286 32 51 10 31 1 .178 .220 .308 .527
7 Seasons 1663 1518 147 295 59 177 10 .194 .249 .347 .596
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .178 10 31 1 .527
7 Seasons .194 59 177 10 .596

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 23 536 105 1 1 88.1 108.3 12.8 31.4 .192 .260 .203 .221 .267 25.5 25 5.3
2016 24 96 18 1 5.6 91.2 112.6 18.1 22.2 .176 .285 .143 .207 .258 38.9 26.9 0
2017 25 1536 269 18 6.7 87.8 108.9 17.8 29 .195 .339 .278 .250 .326 34.3 29.3 5.5
2018 26 1298 214 14 6.5 85.6 108.2 16.1 30.8 .204 .346 .301 .262 .333 29.9 27.6 6.4
2019 27 1373 206 17 8.3 86.7 108.7 21.6 32 .195 .347 .242 .265 .345 32.5 31.4 7.8
2020 28 335 52 4 7.7 90.2 108.8 18.6 26.9 .209 .336 .232 .281 .347 38.5 27.7 7.2
2021 29 1185 209 8 3.8 85.7 110 18.9 27.8 .193 .284 .227 .228 .292 30.1 27.9 4.8
6359 1073 63 5.9 86.9 112.6 17.9 29.7 .197 .324 .255 .250 .319 31.7 28.6 6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 720 60.8 186 163 33 20 5 0 8 40 133 .202 .206 .380 .317 .273 .257 82.8 18 24.1 20.9
2021 Breaking 380 32.1 105 103 16 12 2 0 2 38 65 .155 .179 .233 .238 .176 .191 82.0 18 40.5 27.0
2021 Offspeed 85 7.2 20 20 2 2 0 0 0 9 11 .100 .150 .100 .247 .088 .171 88.4 6 26.7 21.4
2020 Fastballs 215 64.2 56 42 6 3 0 0 3 10 38 .143 .225 .357 .403 .279 .335 82.1 10 18.6 18.9
2020 Breaking 99 29.6 25 25 4 3 1 0 0 12 13 .160 .199 .200 .247 .155 .193 86.7 13 36.6 35.3
2020 Offspeed 21 6.3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .014 .000 .028 .000 .018 89.1 38 22.2 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.7 22.9 22.9 7.6 39 38.1 22.9 1 36.2 33.3 20 2.9 1
2016 44.4 33.3 16.7 5.6 33.3 38.9 27.8 0 33.3 38.9 11.1 11.1 5.6
2017 38.3 23.8 22.7 15.2 34.2 41.3 24.5 3 26 34.2 21.6 5.2 6.7
2018 39.3 25.7 22 13.1 44.9 35.5 19.6 7.5 23.8 32.2 22.9 6.5 6.5
2019 33.5 29.1 23.3 14.1 46.6 35.4 18 1.9 25.2 36.4 20.4 5.8 8.3
2020 48.1 19.2 23.1 9.6 46.2 38.5 15.4 17.3 25 23.1 21.2 5.8 7.7
2021 38.3 28.2 20.6 12.9 44 32.5 23.4 8.1 27.3 34 22.5 2.9 3.8
39 25.9 22.2 13 41.7 36.8 21.5 5.1 26.7 33.6 21.4 5 5.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 %
2021 Splitter -6.6 -1 14 1.2 4 0 0 0 57.1 75 33.3 .013 .015 .012 0
2021 Changeup -1.7 -1 71 6 16 .125 .125 .113 21.1 37.5 18.2 .185 .305 .21 30
2021 Curveball -0.6 0 76 6.4 18 .167 .222 .169 27.3 27.8 16.1 .245 .286 .238 23.1
2021 Cutter -0.6 0 60 5.1 21 .2 .5 .319 24.4 19 22.2 .219 .356 .24 35.3
2021 Sinker -2.6 -4 171 14.4 47 .209 .372 .277 26.1 23.4 32.4 .234 .375 .29 39.4
2021 Slider -2.2 -7 304 25.7 87 .153 .235 .19 43.1 37.9 30 .165 .227 .181 25
2021 4-Seamer -1 -5 489 41.3 118 .2 .36 .275 23.3 21.2 18 .192 .284 .248 30.1
2020 Changeup -2.2 0 19 5.7 2 0 0 0 22.2 50 14.3 .013 .028 .018 0
2020 Cutter -1.9 -1 32 9.6 7 .2 .8 .4 41.7 28.6 28.6 .344 .699 .428 40
2020 Curveball -1.2 -1 43 12.8 9 .222 .333 .239 14.3 22.2 13.3 .3 .384 .296 42.9
2020 Slider -4.5 -3 56 16.7 16 .125 .125 .113 48.1 62.5 52.6 .142 .17 .136 33.3
2020 Sinker -3.5 -2 62 18.5 17 .188 .375 .265 10.3 11.8 12.5 .268 .473 .333 42.9
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 121 36.1 32 .095 .238 .269 17.8 18.8 20 .163 .279 .318 36.8
2020 Splitter 0.8 0 2 0.6
2019 N/A 9 0 3 0.2 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .92 1.24 .914 100
2019 Knuckleball -20.2 0 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 100 100 0
2019 Splitter -8.5 -2 18 1.3 4 0 0 0 30 25 16.7 .12 .134 .117 33.3
2019 Cutter 2.6 2 81 5.9 21 .158 .474 .3 25.6 19 16 .175 .431 .286 40
2019 Changeup -2.1 -2 95 6.9 31 .179 .25 .22 36.8 41.9 35.1 .129 .202 .177 18.8
2019 Curveball -0.4 -1 195 14.2 36 .121 .212 .208 39 41.7 23.4 .132 .17 .197 16.7
2019 Sinker 0.7 1 174 12.7 45 .268 .39 .342 17.9 20 20.5 .255 .435 .327 37.5
2019 Slider -3.5 -10 294 21.4 80 .105 .171 .159 48.1 45 38.3 .153 .219 .187 25
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -4 510 37.1 125 .211 .404 .308 28.3 24 19.7 .24 .482 .339 38.3
2018 Splitter -1.9 0 12 0.9 4 0 0 .175 42.9 25 33.3 .116 .123 .253 0
2018 Cutter 1.3 1 115 8.9 25 .36 .68 .44 19.3 24 24 .271 .466 .316 31.6
2018 Changeup -2.5 -2 88 6.8 28 .143 .25 .168 32.3 32.1 32.1 .15 .201 .153 15.8
2018 Curveball -2.5 -4 176 13.6 34 .125 .156 .157 42.9 44.1 28.8 .119 .145 .15 17.6
2018 Sinker 0 0 211 16.3 60 .315 .5 .389 15.6 16.7 19.6 .267 .44 .331 35.6
2018 Slider 1 2 230 17.7 64 .254 .458 .333 31.7 31.3 24.7 .2 .288 .25 25.6
2018 4-Seamer -1.2 -5 465 35.8 108 .206 .461 .309 28.9 26.9 20.3 .202 .411 .282 35.6
2017 Knuckleball 0.4 0 9 0.6 2 .5 1 .625 20 50 50 .33 .584 .373 100
2017 Splitter 14.3 2 14 0.9 4 .5 1.5 .813 44.4 50 28.6 .348 .629 .405 100
2017 Cutter 0.4 0 72 4.7 25 .25 .5 .317 18.9 8 12.5 .208 .461 .276 34.8
2017 Changeup -0.3 0 100 6.5 29 .214 .464 .297 46 41.4 31.6 .139 .217 .17 25
2017 Curveball -2.3 -5 202 13.2 47 .19 .286 .244 37.1 34 23.9 .153 .183 .19 22.2
2017 Slider -2.9 -8 283 18.4 79 .133 .253 .193 47.4 41.8 32 .145 .205 .175 20.9
2017 Sinker 0.4 2 363 23.6 100 .299 .46 .376 17.2 13 15.5 .269 .444 .354 36.5
2017 4-Seamer -1.9 -9 475 30.9 121 .186 .356 .236 31 33.1 28.6 .202 .414 .259 43
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 146 516 -6 -8 0 1 -13
2017 407 1518 -11 -13 1 5 -18
2018 323 1298 -1 -10 0 3 -8
2019 344 1371 -4 -22 2 8 -16
2020 84 341 -6 -5 2 2 -8
2021 311 1185 -15 -11 3 4 -19
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 536 52.7 67.2 82.6 35.4 50.6 42.3 27.6 52.1 27.2 10.4 68.5
2016 96 51 69.4 79.4 42.6 50 41.7 53.8 56.3 31.5 9.4 77.8
2017 1536 48.7 71.3 77.8 35.8 49.5 42.4 33.6 53.1 32 7.5 80.7
2018 1298 49.6 65.4 81 33 54.2 44.2 27.6 49.1 27.9 6.7 75.9
2019 1373 46 71.2 76.2 34.5 46.5 40.7 29.7 51.3 33.2 6.8 74.2
2020 335 47.2 60.8 84.4 22.6 50 40.6 16.9 40.6 24.3 5.7 68.4
2021 1185 49.6 74.5 77.6 33.8 51 41.7 34 54 29.4 8.5 81.2
6359 48.8 69.7 78.8 33.9 50.1 42.2 30.6 51.4 30.2 7.5 76.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 46
2016 12
2017 0 0 6 31 0 38 54 46 42 8 12 7 38
2018 29
2019 2 0 7 26 1 22 55 12 18 4 36 6 12
2020 3
2021 12
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.1 11 11.9 -1 4 9 6 54.5
2020 23.6 3 2.2 1 3 1 1 33.3
2021 25 10 9.5 1 3 4 6 60

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 11 11 15 12 14 12 13 13 12 14 11 12 7 12 13 14 11 11 13 14 8 9 11 12 12 14 12 12 12 7 13
2020 3 3 3 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 1 1 2 2 1 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2
2021 10 9 12 10 10 9 10 10 11 10 11 10 6 10 10 10 8 10 10 10 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 10 7 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 91.2 3.1 87.8 -3.4 85.6 -2.2 86.7 1.1 90.2 3.5 85.7 -4.5
Launch Angle 12.8 18.1 5.3 17.8 -0.3 16.1 -1.7 21.6 5.5 18.6 -3 18.9 0.3
Barrel % 1 5.6 4.6 6.7 1.1 6.5 -0.2 8.3 1.8 7.7 -0.6 3.8 -3.9
Hard Hit % 25.5 38.9 13.4 34.3 -4.6 29.9 -4.4 32.5 2.6 38.5 6 30.1 -8.4
Sweet Spot % 31.4 22.2 -9.2 29 6.8 30.8 1.8 32 1.2 26.9 -5.1 27.8 0.9
xBA .192 .176 -0.016 .195 0.019 .204 0.009 .195 -0.009 .209 0.014 .193 -0.016
BA .168 .125 -0.043 .214 0.089 .231 0.017 .176 -0.055 .145 -0.031 .178 0.033
xwOBA .221 .207 -0.014 .25 0.043 .262 0.012 .265 0.003 .281 0.016 .228 -0.053
wOBA .203 .143 -0.06 .278 0.135 .301 0.023 .242 -0.059 .232 -0.01 .227 -0.005
xSLG .26 .285 0.025 .339 0.054 .346 0.007 .347 0.001 .336 -0.011 .283 -0.053
SLG .248 .167 -0.081 .398 0.231 .429 0.031 .311 -0.118 .29 -0.021 .308 0.018
K% 25 26.9 1.9 29.3 2.4 27.6 -1.7 31.4 3.8 27.7 -3.7 27.9 0.2
BB% 5.3 0 -5.3 5.5 5.5 6.4 0.9 7.8 1.4 7.2 -0.6 4.8 -2.4
Swing % 52.1 56.3 4.2 53.1 -3.2 49.1 -4 51.3 2.2 40.6 -10.7 54 13.4
Whiff% 27.2 31.5 4.3 32 0.5 27.9 -4.1 33.2 5.3 24.3 -8.9 29.4 5.1
In Zone % 52.7 51 -1.7 48.7 -2.3 49.6 0.9 46 -3.6 47.2 1.2 49.6 2.4
Out of Zone % 47.3 49 1.7 51.3 2.3 50.4 -0.9 54 3.6 52.8 -1.2 50.4 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 35.4 42.6 7.2 35.8 -6.8 33 -2.8 34.5 1.5 22.6 -11.9 33.8 11.2
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 53.8 26.2 33.6 -20.2 27.6 -6 29.7 2.1 16.9 -12.8 34 17.1
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 76.9 15.7 61.9 -15 56.7 -5.2 59.1 2.4 54.2 -4.9 63.5 9.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 26 0 0.0 .143
2017 R 407 15 3.7 .272 .295
2018 R 323 32 9.9 .312 .206
2019 R 344 103 29.9 .248 .230
2020 R 82 35 42.7 .227 .240
2021 R 308 100 32.5 .224 .227

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