Austin Hedges
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 223LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 329 287 26 48 7 30 2 .167 .241 .254 .495
8 Seasons 1992 1805 173 343 66 207 12 .190 .247 .332 .579
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .167 7 30 2 .495
8 Seasons .190 66 207 12 .579

Statcast Batting 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%
2015 22 536 105 1 1 0.7 88.1 108.3 12.8 31.4 .195 .264 .203 .226 .275 24.8 25.0 5.3
2016 23 96 18 1 5.6 3.8 91.2 112.6 18.1 22.2 .176 .285 .143 .207 .258 38.9 26.9 0.0
2017 24 1536 269 18 6.7 4.3 87.8 108.9 17.8 29.0 .199 .347 .278 .256 .336 34.3 29.3 5.5
2018 25 1298 214 14 6.5 4.3 85.6 108.2 16.1 30.8 .205 .347 .301 .262 .335 29.9 27.6 6.4
2019 26 1373 206 17 8.3 4.9 86.7 108.7 21.6 32.0 .197 .349 .242 .267 .349 32.5 31.4 7.8
2020 27 335 52 4 7.7 4.8 90.2 108.8 18.6 26.9 .209 .336 .232 .281 .347 38.5 27.7 7.2
2021 28 1185 209 8 3.8 2.6 85.8 110.0 19.0 28.2 .194 .290 .227 .231 .296 30.1 27.9 4.8
2022 29 1211 222 6 2.7 1.8 84.1 105.9 16.0 32.4 .186 .265 .227 .241 .263 22.5 22.8 7.1
Player 7570 1295 69 5.3 3.5 86.5 112.6 17.6 30.3 .197 .318 .250 .251 .314 30.1 27.7 6.2
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.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, 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 41.4 23.0 23.9 11.7 41.0 35.1 23.9 9.5 30.6 32.4 19.8 4.5 2.7 1.8
Player 39.4 25.7 22.2 12.7 41.5 36.5 21.9 5.9 27.4 33.5 21.2 4.9 5.3 3.5
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.

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 -9 430 35.5 110 .129 .237 .233 29.4 25.5 22.6 .168 .263 .251 27.9
2022 Slider -2.9 -10 347 28.7 96 .165 .231 .176 32.3 25.0 24.7 .157 .203 .165 12.7
2022 Sinker 0.4 1 196 16.2 59 .229 .354 .329 14.6 10.2 15.0 .277 .402 .363 32.6
2022 Curveball -0.5 0 91 7.5 22 .200 .200 .205 15.4 18.2 11.8 .221 .284 .242 17.6
2022 Changeup 0.9 1 78 6.4 24 .200 .350 .321 37.1 29.2 19.4 .165 .224 .229 14.3
2022 Cutter -3.0 -2 60 5.0 11 .125 .125 .113 27.6 27.3 25.0 .210 .307 .221 25.0
2022 Splitter -14.1 -1 9 0.7 3 .000 .000 .000 57.1 66.7 40.0 .077 .090 .070 100.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.2 -6 494 41.7 118 .200 .360 .275 24.2 22.0 18.6 .195 .297 .254 30.5
2021 Slider -2.1 -6 304 25.7 88 .163 .256 .202 41.8 37.5 30.0 .176 .242 .192 28.3
2021 Sinker -2.3 -4 166 14.0 47 .209 .372 .277 23.5 21.3 30.3 .237 .381 .293 38.2
2021 Curveball -0.8 -1 71 6.0 16 .125 .125 .113 29.0 31.3 17.2 .186 .223 .182 9.1
2021 Changeup -1.8 -1 71 6.0 16 .125 .125 .113 21.1 37.5 18.2 .193 .324 .220 30.0
2021 Cutter -1.3 -1 65 5.5 22 .190 .476 .305 28.9 18.2 20.0 .216 .343 .233 33.3
2021 Splitter -6.9 -1 14 1.2 4 .000 .000 .000 57.1 75.0 33.3 .013 .015 .012 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 126 37.6 33 .091 .227 .260 16.7 18.2 18.2 .176 .292 .323 40.0
2020 Slider -4.4 -3 57 17.0 16 .125 .125 .113 48.1 62.5 52.6 .142 .170 .136 33.3
2020 Sinker -3.6 -2 57 17.0 16 .200 .400 .281 11.5 12.5 15.4 .256 .468 .327 38.5
2020 Curveball -1.4 -1 42 12.5 9 .222 .333 .239 14.3 22.2 13.3 .300 .384 .296 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 Splitter 0.8 0 2 0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -4 510 37.1 125 .211 .404 .310 28.3 24.0 19.7 .242 .487 .341 38.3
2019 Slider -3.4 -10 293 21.3 79 .107 .173 .161 47.8 44.3 37.6 .155 .222 .189 25.0
2019 Curveball -0.4 -1 193 14.1 35 .125 .219 .194 40.0 42.9 23.8 .141 .181 .209 17.6
2019 Sinker 0.7 1 173 12.6 45 .268 .390 .342 17.9 20.0 20.5 .255 .435 .327 37.5
2019 Changeup -2.2 -2 95 6.9 31 .179 .250 .220 36.8 41.9 35.1 .129 .202 .177 18.8
2019 Cutter 2.3 2 83 6.0 22 .150 .450 .286 24.4 18.2 15.4 .167 .409 .273 37.5
2019 Splitter -10.1 -2 20 1.5 5 .000 .000 .000 36.4 40.0 28.6 .096 .107 .094 33.3
2019 N/A 9.0 0 3 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .920 1.240 .914 100.0
2019 Knuckleball -20.3 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 453 34.9 106 .210 .470 .315 29.1 26.4 20.3 .206 .419 .288 36.1
2018 Slider 1.0 2 230 17.7 64 .254 .458 .333 31.7 31.3 24.7 .200 .288 .250 25.6
2018 Sinker 0.2 1 223 17.2 62 .304 .482 .398 16.2 17.7 19.6 .262 .432 .326 34.8
2018 Curveball -1.7 -3 176 13.6 34 .125 .156 .184 42.9 44.1 28.8 .119 .145 .150 17.6
2018 Cutter 1.2 1 115 8.9 25 .360 .680 .440 19.3 24.0 24.0 .271 .466 .316 31.6
2018 Changeup -2.5 -2 88 6.8 28 .143 .250 .168 32.3 32.1 32.1 .150 .201 .153 15.8
2018 Splitter -2.0 0 12 0.9 4 .000 .000 .175 42.9 25.0 33.3 .116 .123 .253 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.9 -9 475 30.9 121 .186 .356 .236 31.0 33.1 28.6 .202 .414 .259 43.0
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 362 23.6 100 .299 .460 .370 17.2 13.0 15.5 .272 .449 .357 36.5
2017 Slider -2.9 -8 282 18.4 79 .133 .253 .196 47.7 41.8 32.4 .147 .207 .177 20.9
2017 Curveball -2.3 -5 203 13.2 47 .190 .286 .234 36.6 34.0 23.5 .161 .192 .199 22.2
2017 Changeup -0.4 0 101 6.6 29 .214 .464 .297 46.0 41.4 31.6 .139 .217 .170 25.0
2017 Cutter 0.3 0 72 4.7 25 .250 .500 .317 18.9 8.0 12.5 .211 .473 .283 34.8
2017 Splitter 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
! 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 325 1,211 -9 -24 7 5 -21
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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 48.7 71.3 77.8 35.8 49.5 42.4 33.7 53.1 32.0 7.5 80.7
2018 1,298 49.6 65.4 81.0 33.0 54.2 44.2 27.6 49.1 27.9 6.7 75.9
2019 1,373 46.0 71.2 76.2 34.5 46.5 40.7 29.8 51.3 33.2 6.8 74.2
2020 335 47.2 60.8 84.4 22.6 50.0 40.6 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 1,211 47.6 68.5 80.5 29.0 48.9 43.2 33.8 47.8 27.6 6.6 70.0
Player 7,570 48.6 69.5 79.0 33.1 49.9 42.3 31.2 50.8 29.8 7.4 75.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.4 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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
2015 61 46
2016 88 12
2017 1 1 7 31 1 38 54 46 67 41 8 12 7 8 38
2018 60 29
2019 2 1 6 26 1 22 54 12 63 18 4 36 6 16 12
2020 57 3
2021 71 12
2022 23 5
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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 12.9 5 3 9 7 38.9
2018 25.2 14 12.0 2 7 6 8 57.1
2019 24.1 11 12.4 -1 7 10 5 45.5
2020 23.6 3 2.3 1 2 2 1 33.3
2021 25.0 10 9.5 1 2 4 7 70.0
2022 25.9 7 6.8 0 2 6 2 28.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 18 11 16 10 12 14 11 12 15 13 15 12 10 11 13 16 14 14 8 13 18 10 10 14 11 15 16 10 13 12 18
2018 14 14 16 10 10 12 10 15 11 12 10 11 9 11 12 13 11 15 11 13 11 10 11 13 15 14 13 9 14 9 16
2019 11 15 17 12 11 12 13 14 13 12 10 12 7 12 11 14 11 16 10 12 15 10 11 11 12 13 13 11 15 11 15
2020 3 3 2 2 2 3 0 2 2 4 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 4 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 3
2021 10 8 12 8 10 10 10 9 11 10 7 10 7 10 9 11 11 10 10 10 11 7 8 10 10 10 10 8 10 8 10
2022 7 7 9 8 7 8 8 5 7 6 6 5 5 5 7 9 9 8 6 7 8 6 5 8 8 7 6 5 6 4 8
! 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 +/-  
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 84.1 -1.7
Launch Angle 12.8 18.1 5.3 17.8 -0.3 16.1 -1.7 21.6 5.5 18.6 -3 19 0.4 16 -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 2.7 -1.1
Hard Hit % 24.8 38.9 14.1 34.3 -4.6 29.9 -4.4 32.5 2.6 38.5 6 30.1 -8.4 22.5 -7.6
Sweet Spot % 31.4 22.2 -9.2 29 6.8 30.8 1.8 32 1.2 26.9 -5.1 28.2 1.3 32.4 4.2
xBA .195 .176 -0.019 .199 0.023 .205 0.006 .197 -0.008 .209 0.012 .194 -0.015 .186 -0.008
BA .168 .125 -0.043 .214 0.089 .231 0.017 .176 -0.055 .145 -0.031 .178 0.033 .166 -0.012
xwOBA .226 .207 -0.019 .256 0.049 .262 0.006 .267 0.005 .281 0.014 .231 -0.05 .241 0.01
wOBA .203 .143 -0.06 .278 0.135 .301 0.023 .242 -0.059 .232 -0.01 .227 -0.005 .227 0
xSLG .264 .285 0.021 .347 0.062 .347 0 .349 0.002 .336 -0.013 .29 -0.046 .265 -0.025
SLG .248 .167 -0.081 .398 0.231 .429 0.031 .311 -0.118 .29 -0.021 .308 0.018 .254 -0.054
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 22.8 -5.1
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 7.1 2.3
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 47.8 -6.2
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 27.6 -1.8
In Zone % 52.8 51 -1.8 48.7 -2.3 49.6 0.9 46 -3.6 47.2 1.2 49.6 2.4 47.6 -2
Out of Zone % 47.2 49 1.8 51.3 2.3 50.4 -0.9 54 3.6 52.8 -1.2 50.4 -2.4 52.4 2
Out of Zone Swing % 34.8 42.6 7.8 35.8 -6.8 33 -2.8 34.5 1.5 22.6 -11.9 33.8 11.2 29 -4.8
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 33.8 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 76.9 15.7 62 -14.9 56.7 -5.3 59.2 2.5 54.2 -5 63.7 9.5 66.5 2.8
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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
2022 R 325 127 39.1 .198 .270

Pitch Tempo