Austin Hedges
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 2, #82, San Diego Padres | J Serra (CA) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 338 294 26 48 7 2 .163 .241 .248 .489
2023 212 185 14 34 1 1 .184 .234 .227 .461
2024 37 36 2 5 1 1 .139 .135 .250 .385
10 Seasons 2,250 2,033 189 382 68 14 .188 .244 .320 .564
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .163 7 2 .489
2023 .184 1 1 .461
2024 .139 1 1 .385
10 Seasons .188 68 14 .564
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 22 536 105 1 1.0 0.7 88.1 108.3 12.8 31.4 .190 .259 .203 .222 .270 24.8 25.0 5.3
2016 23 96 18 1 5.6 3.8 91.2 112.6 18.1 22.2 .172 .281 .143 .204 .254 38.9 26.9 0.0
2017 24 1536 269 18 6.7 4.3 87.8 108.9 17.8 29.0 .196 .344 .278 .253 .332 34.3 29.3 5.5
2018 25 1298 214 14 6.5 4.3 85.6 108.2 16.1 30.8 .203 .345 .301 .260 .332 29.9 27.6 6.4
2019 26 1373 206 17 8.3 4.9 86.7 108.7 21.6 32.0 .195 .347 .242 .265 .346 32.5 31.4 7.8
2020 27 335 52 4 7.7 4.8 90.2 108.8 18.6 26.9 .204 .330 .232 .277 .340 38.5 27.7 7.2
2021 28 1185 209 8 3.8 2.6 85.8 110.0 19.0 28.2 .191 .287 .227 .228 .292 30.1 27.9 4.8
2022 29 1274 229 7 3.1 2.1 84.2 107.1 16.7 31.9 .180 .261 .225 .238 .257 22.3 23.1 7.4
2023 30 741 151 1 0.7 0.5 87.2 108.1 15.4 29.1 .215 .289 .209 .253 .296 31.1 22.2 5.2
2024 31 154 23 1 4.3 2.7 80.1 99.9 21.8 17.4 .117 .177 .164 .124 .200 17.4 37.8 0.0
Player 8528 1476 72 4.9 3.2 86.4 112.6 17.6 29.9 .194 .310 .244 .246 .306 29.9 27.3 6.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 46.7 22.9 22.9 7.6 39.0 38.1 22.9 1.0 36.2 33.3 20.0 2.9 1.0 0.7
2016 44.4 33.3 16.7 5.6 33.3 38.9 27.8 0.0 33.3 38.9 11.1 11.1 5.6 3.8
2017 38.3 23.8 22.7 15.2 33.8 41.3 24.5 3.0 26.0 34.2 21.6 5.2 6.7 4.3
2018 39.3 25.7 22.0 13.1 44.9 35.5 19.2 7.5 23.8 32.2 22.9 6.5 6.5 4.3
2019 33.5 29.1 23.3 14.1 46.6 35.4 18.0 1.9 25.2 36.4 20.4 5.8 8.3 4.9
2020 48.1 26.9 15.4 9.6 46.2 38.5 15.4 17.3 25.0 23.1 21.2 5.8 7.7 4.8
2021 38.3 28.2 20.6 12.9 44.0 32.5 23.4 8.1 27.3 34.4 23.0 2.9 3.8 2.6
2022 40.6 24.0 23.6 11.8 41.0 34.9 24.0 9.2 30.1 33.6 19.2 4.4 3.1 2.1
2023 45.7 20.5 23.8 9.9 40.4 38.4 21.2 10.6 24.5 30.5 29.1 4.0 0.7 0.5
2024 34.8 30.4 13.0 21.7 56.5 30.4 13.0 8.7 26.1 43.5 13.0 4.3 4.3 2.7
Player 39.8 25.4 22.2 12.6 41.6 36.6 21.7 6.4 27.0 33.5 21.8 4.8 4.9 3.2
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.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -1 54 35.1 12 .182 .455 .242 37.1 33.3 14.8 .186 .304 .195 37.5
2024 Slider 0.4 0 43 27.9 15 .133 .200 .203 34.8 46.7 36.8 .090 .141 .099 12.5
2024 Sinker -1.1 0 22 14.3 5 .200 .200 .180 7.7 0.0 0.0 .115 .131 .110 0.0
2024 Changeup -2.4 0 17 11.0 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 20.0 -- -- .000 --
2024 Cutter -5.3 0 7 4.5 1 .000 .000 .000 75.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2024 Sweeper -10.9 -1 7 4.5 3 .000 .000 .000 20.0 33.3 50.0 .081 .090 .078 0.0
2024 Curveball -0.9 0 4 2.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -4 252 34.0 65 .228 .246 .254 27.3 18.5 20.0 .246 .298 .265 34.7
2023 Slider -5.2 -7 141 19.0 40 .103 .103 .071 40.8 42.5 33.3 .175 .200 .163 13.0
2023 Sinker -1.9 -3 131 17.7 44 .212 .242 .271 11.3 4.5 9.1 .300 .432 .378 41.7
2023 Changeup -0.8 -1 67 9.0 22 .111 .111 .152 37.5 27.3 20.0 .131 .165 .213 28.6
2023 Cutter -2.3 -1 57 7.7 15 .231 .308 .268 28.1 0.0 0.0 .276 .470 .344 14.3
2023 Curveball 3.4 2 48 6.5 11 .300 .700 .523 23.5 45.5 35.7 .148 .289 .231 60.0
2023 Sweeper -3.0 -1 36 4.9 12 .167 .250 .179 36.4 41.7 35.7 .098 .129 .098 28.6
2023 Split-Finger -3.2 0 4 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .104 .104 .096 0.0
2023 Slurve -16.9 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .023 .052 .028 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.4 -11 448 35.2 116 .122 .224 .227 29.4 25.9 23.1 .156 .247 .241 26.8
2022 Slider -1.1 -3 313 24.6 84 .205 .321 .235 32.1 25.0 21.6 .166 .220 .184 14.8
2022 Sinker 0.5 1 215 16.9 63 .231 .346 .323 11.5 9.5 14.0 .278 .424 .366 31.9
2022 Curveball -1.4 -1 87 6.8 24 .182 .182 .187 13.2 16.7 13.3 .200 .256 .219 15.8
2022 Changeup -1.6 -1 76 6.0 21 .176 .176 .271 40.6 33.3 20.0 .163 .215 .234 18.2
2022 Cutter -3.8 -3 73 5.7 14 .091 .091 .082 24.2 21.4 21.4 .180 .256 .186 18.2
2022 Sweeper -7.3 -3 46 3.6 13 .000 .000 .000 41.7 38.5 45.5 .064 .079 .062 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -14.1 -1 9 0.7 3 .000 .000 .000 57.1 66.7 40.0 .071 .084 .065 100.0
2022 Slurve 1.2 0 7 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -6 495 41.8 118 .200 .360 .275 24.5 22.0 18.6 .193 .294 .251 30.5
2021 Slider -1.9 -5 275 23.2 81 .165 .253 .204 42.4 39.5 31.7 .163 .221 .179 25.5
2021 Sinker -2.4 -4 165 13.9 47 .209 .372 .277 22.4 21.3 30.3 .233 .376 .289 38.2
2021 Changeup -1.8 -1 71 6.0 16 .125 .125 .113 21.1 37.5 18.2 .192 .322 .218 30.0
2021 Cutter -1.6 -1 66 5.6 23 .182 .455 .291 28.3 17.4 20.0 .210 .336 .226 31.6
2021 Curveball -2.2 -1 66 5.6 15 .067 .067 .060 27.6 33.3 19.2 .136 .168 .135 10.0
2021 Sweeper -3.2 -1 28 2.4 6 .167 .333 .208 38.5 16.7 11.1 .308 .474 .333 60.0
2021 Split-Finger -6.9 -1 14 1.2 4 .000 .000 .000 57.1 75.0 33.3 .012 .013 .011 0.0
2021 Slurve 18.3 1 5 0.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .871 .979 .826 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -2 125 37.3 32 .091 .227 .260 17.0 18.8 18.2 .172 .287 .320 42.1
2020 Sinker -3.5 -2 58 17.3 17 .200 .400 .281 11.1 11.8 15.4 .247 .458 .318 35.7
2020 Slider -4.2 -2 56 16.7 15 .133 .133 .120 46.2 60.0 50.0 .151 .180 .144 33.3
2020 Curveball -1.4 -1 42 12.5 9 .222 .333 .239 14.3 22.2 13.3 .290 .374 .286 42.9
2020 Cutter -2.0 -1 32 9.6 7 .200 .800 .400 41.7 28.6 28.6 .344 .699 .428 40.0
2020 Changeup -2.1 0 19 5.7 2 .000 .000 .000 22.2 50.0 14.3 .013 .028 .018 0.0
2020 Split-Finger 0.8 0 2 0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sweeper -15.9 0 1 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -4 507 36.9 124 .213 .407 .313 28.5 24.2 19.9 .242 .489 .343 38.8
2019 Slider -3.4 -10 285 20.8 77 .110 .178 .165 47.7 44.2 37.0 .156 .225 .191 25.6
2019 Curveball -0.4 -1 191 13.9 35 .125 .219 .194 39.2 42.9 23.8 .140 .180 .208 17.6
2019 Sinker 0.4 1 175 12.7 46 .262 .381 .335 17.4 19.6 20.0 .246 .420 .317 36.4
2019 Changeup -2.2 -2 95 6.9 31 .179 .250 .220 36.8 41.9 35.1 .127 .200 .175 18.8
2019 Cutter 2.3 2 83 6.0 22 .150 .450 .286 24.4 18.2 15.4 .165 .408 .272 37.5
2019 Split-Finger -10.1 -2 20 1.5 5 .000 .000 .000 36.4 40.0 28.6 .088 .097 .086 33.3
2019 Sweeper -2.3 0 9 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 60.0 50.0 100.0 .056 .056 .059 0.0
2019 Knuckleball -20.3 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 Slurve 2.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -5 453 34.9 106 .210 .470 .315 29.1 26.4 20.3 .205 .418 .287 36.1
2018 Sinker 0.2 0 223 17.2 62 .304 .482 .398 16.2 17.7 19.6 .259 .429 .323 34.8
2018 Slider 1.2 2 208 16.0 58 .259 .481 .340 33.3 31.0 25.0 .202 .296 .249 25.0
2018 Curveball -1.7 -3 176 13.6 34 .125 .156 .184 42.9 44.1 28.8 .116 .142 .147 17.6
2018 Cutter 1.4 2 119 9.2 26 .385 .692 .458 19.0 23.1 23.1 .280 .470 .321 35.0
2018 Changeup -2.5 -2 88 6.8 28 .143 .250 .168 32.3 32.1 32.1 .148 .199 .151 15.8
2018 Sweeper -3.0 -1 18 1.4 5 .000 .000 .140 0.0 40.0 25.0 .018 .018 .162 0.0
2018 Split-Finger -1.9 0 12 0.9 4 .000 .000 .175 42.9 25.0 33.3 .116 .123 .253 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 -9 475 30.9 122 .185 .353 .234 30.9 32.8 28.6 .203 .414 .260 43.8
2017 Sinker 0.4 1 362 23.6 99 .302 .465 .374 17.3 13.1 15.5 .265 .442 .352 35.6
2017 Slider -3.3 -9 281 18.3 77 .123 .233 .184 49.0 42.9 32.4 .133 .192 .166 17.1
2017 Curveball -2.3 -5 202 13.2 47 .190 .286 .234 36.6 34.0 23.5 .157 .188 .196 22.2
2017 Changeup -0.5 0 97 6.3 29 .214 .464 .297 45.2 41.4 34.3 .136 .214 .167 25.0
2017 Cutter 1.8 1 73 4.8 26 .280 .560 .354 18.9 7.7 11.8 .234 .493 .302 37.5
2017 Split-Finger 14.4 2 14 0.9 4 .500 1.500 .813 44.4 50.0 28.6 .348 .629 .405 100.0
2017 Knuckleball 0.4 0 9 0.6 2 .500 1.000 .625 20.0 50.0 50.0 .330 .584 .373 100.0
2017 Sweeper -8.4 0 4 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .173 .175 .158 100.0
2017 Slurve 6.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 151 531 -5 -9 0 1 -13
2017 407 1,518 -11 -13 1 5 -19
2018 323 1,298 -1 -9 2 3 -6
2019 344 1,371 -5 -22 2 8 -16
2020 84 341 -6 -5 2 2 -8
2021 311 1,185 -15 -12 3 4 -20
2022 356 1,358 -12 -27 10 6 -24
2023 213 744 -8 -14 3 2 -17
2024 37 154 -2 -1 0 0 -3
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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 52.8 67.5 82.2 34.8 50.0 42.0 27.6 52.1 27.2 10.1 68.5
2016 96 51.0 69.4 79.4 42.6 50.0 41.7 53.8 56.3 31.5 9.4 77.8
2017 1,536 48.6 71.4 77.8 35.8 49.5 42.2 33.7 53.1 32.0 7.6 80.9
2018 1,298 49.6 65.4 81.0 33.0 54.2 44.4 27.6 49.1 27.9 6.6 75.6
2019 1,373 45.9 71.1 76.1 34.6 46.7 40.7 29.8 51.3 33.2 6.8 74.2
2020 335 47.2 60.8 84.4 22.6 50.0 40.3 16.9 40.6 24.3 5.7 68.4
2021 1,185 49.6 74.5 77.6 33.8 51.0 41.7 34.1 54.0 29.4 8.5 81.2
2022 1,274 47.7 68.4 80.8 28.5 50.0 42.7 33.4 47.6 27.1 6.7 71.8
2023 741 48.7 72.0 79.6 33.2 54.0 43.5 35.8 52.1 28.0 7.6 82.1
2024 154 55.2 80.0 72.1 31.9 50.0 42.9 40.5 58.4 32.2 8.4 92.3
Player 8,528 48.7 70.0 79.0 33.0 50.4 42.3 31.7 51.0 29.6 7.4 76.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 62 44
2016 89 13
2017 1 1 7 31 1 38 54 46 67 41 8 12 7 8 38
2018 61 29
2019 2 1 6 25 1 22 54 12 63 18 4 36 6 16 12
2020 57 3
2021 71 12
2022 29 4
2023 36 4
2024 6 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.0 18 12.5 6 4 10 6 33.3
2018 25.2 14 12.1 2 4 8 8 57.1
2019 24.1 11 12.1 -1 2 11 4 36.4
2020 23.6 3 1.9 1 2 1 1 33.3
2021 25.0 10 9.3 1 2 4 7 70.0
2022 25.9 7 6.6 0 3 6 2 28.6
2023 27.5 1 1.4 0 2 2 0 0.0
2024 21.3 1 0.8 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 24.5 65 56.6 8 19 43 28 43.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 18 12 12 14 16 11 16 11 10 8 12 17 11 11 11 13 10 10 14 14 10 14 17 16 11 9 12 17 15 14 7
2018 14 15 11 10 10 10 13 12 11 9 12 15 14 10 10 13 10 10 13 14 15 14 17 13 9 9 11 13 15 13 11
2019 11 14 8 10 13 14 14 11 12 7 12 12 15 11 12 11 9 11 11 13 13 15 15 13 12 12 11 14 16 12 10
2020 3 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 1
2021 10 11 9 8 11 9 10 9 9 7 9 11 8 7 9 9 7 8 10 10 11 11 11 10 7 9 10 9 10 10 10
2022 7 5 5 6 6 7 10 4 5 4 7 8 7 8 7 9 7 4 7 6 8 6 8 6 4 5 8 9 8 8 6
2023 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2024 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
Player 65 60 50 51 59 55 67 52 50 37 56 68 59 51 54 59 49 48 59 61 62 64 73 63 46 47 55 66 70 61 47
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 91.2 3.1 87.8 -3.4 85.6 -2.2 86.7 1.1 90.2 3.5 85.8 -4.4 84.2 -1.6 87.2 3.0 80.1 -7.1
Launch Angle 12.8 18.1 5.3 17.8 -0.3 16.1 -1.7 21.6 5.5 18.6 -3.0 19.0 0.4 16.7 -2.3 15.4 -1.3 21.8 6.4
Barrel % 1.0 5.6 4.6 6.7 1.1 6.5 -0.2 8.3 1.8 7.7 -0.6 3.8 -3.9 3.1 -0.7 0.7 -2.4 4.3 3.6
Hard Hit % 24.8 38.9 14.1 34.3 -4.6 29.9 -4.4 32.5 2.6 38.5 6.0 30.1 -8.4 22.3 -7.8 31.1 8.8 17.4 -13.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 31.4 22.2 -9.2 29.0 6.8 30.8 1.8 32.0 1.2 26.9 -5.1 28.2 1.3 31.9 3.7 29.1 -2.8 17.4 -11.7
xBA .190 .172 -0.018 .196 0.024 .203 0.007 .195 -0.008 .204 0.009 .191 -0.013 .180 -0.011 .215 0.035 .117 -0.098
BA .168 .125 -0.043 .214 0.089 .231 0.017 .176 -0.055 .145 -0.031 .178 0.033 .163 -0.015 .184 0.021 .139 -0.045
xwOBA .222 .204 -0.018 .253 0.049 .260 0.007 .265 0.005 .277 0.012 .228 -0.049 .238 0.010 .253 0.015 .124 -0.129
wOBA .203 .143 -0.060 .278 0.135 .301 0.023 .242 -0.059 .232 -0.010 .227 -0.005 .225 -0.002 .209 -0.016 .164 -0.045
xSLG .259 .281 0.022 .344 0.063 .345 0.001 .347 0.002 .330 -0.017 .287 -0.043 .261 -0.026 .289 0.028 .177 -0.112
SLG .248 .167 -0.081 .398 0.231 .429 0.031 .311 -0.118 .290 -0.021 .308 0.018 .248 -0.060 .227 -0.021 .250 0.023
K% 25.0 26.9 1.9 29.3 2.4 27.6 -1.7 31.4 3.8 27.7 -3.7 27.9 0.2 23.1 -4.8 22.2 -0.9 37.8 15.6
BB% 5.3 0.0 -5.3 5.5 5.5 6.4 0.9 7.8 1.4 7.2 -0.6 4.8 -2.4 7.4 2.6 5.2 -2.2 0.0 -5.2
Swing % 52.1 56.3 4.2 53.1 -3.2 49.1 -4.0 51.3 2.2 40.6 -10.7 54.0 13.4 47.6 -6.4 52.1 4.5 58.4 6.3
Whiff% 27.2 31.5 4.3 32.0 0.5 27.9 -4.1 33.2 5.3 24.3 -8.9 29.4 5.1 27.1 -2.3 28.0 0.9 32.2 4.2
In Zone % 52.8 51.0 -1.8 48.6 -2.4 49.6 1.0 45.9 -3.7 47.2 1.3 49.6 2.4 47.7 -1.9 48.7 1.0 55.2 6.5
Out of Zone % 47.2 49.0 1.8 51.4 2.4 50.4 -1.0 54.1 3.7 52.8 -1.3 50.4 -2.4 52.3 1.9 51.3 -1.0 44.8 -6.5
Out of Zone Swing % 34.8 42.6 7.8 35.8 -6.8 33.0 -2.8 34.6 1.6 22.6 -12.0 33.8 11.2 28.5 -5.3 33.2 4.7 31.9 -1.3
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 53.8 26.2 33.7 -20.1 27.6 -6.1 29.8 2.2 16.9 -12.9 34.1 17.2 33.4 -0.7 35.8 2.4 40.5 4.7
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 76.9 15.7