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Ben Heller
Trending: ↑ 7%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 22, #651, Cleveland Indians | Olivet Nazarene
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 3.00 6 0 0 6.0 6 1.17
4 Seasons 2 0 2.59 31 0 0 31.1 30 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 6 0-0 3.00 6.0 6 1.17
4 Seasons 31 2-0 2.59 31.1 30 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 170 28 3 10.7 85.1 12.9 39.3 .303 .539 .453 .402 .435 32.1 15.0 10.0 6.43 7.05
2017 181 28 1 3.6 87.4 13.9 17.9 .212 .324 .214 .292 .301 28.6 20.9 14.0 0.82 3.46
2019 102 16 1 6.3 90.1 11.6 25.0 .238 .452 .308 .318 .460 43.8 32.1 10.7 1.23 4.29
2020 111 17 1 5.9 88.8 18.5 47.1 .258 .493 .358 .357 .402 35.3 22.2 7.4 3.00 6.04
ALL 564 89 6 6.7 87.4 14.1 31.5 .253 .446 .330 .342 .390 33.7 21.7 10.9 0.00 0.00
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3 0.00 0.00

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Heller relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.4%) ,
Curveball
(36%) ,
Changeup
(12.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 57 17 40 51.4 93.3 17 13 4 2 1 0 1 0 13 .308 .355 .615 .552 .454 .442 90.3 25 2412 3.4 0.0
2020 Curveball 40 27 13 36.0 81.3 8 8 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 .125 .167 .500 .522 .243 .266 84.1 -3 2514 60.0 26.7
2020 Changeup 14 0 14 12.6 85.6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1548 60.0 50.0
2019 Sinker 50 28 22 49.0 93.1 13 10 2 2 0 0 0 1 10 .200 .272 .200 .452 .260 .373 91.8 20 2405 7.1 50.0
2019 Slider 43 36 7 42.2 83.2 10 10 3 1 1 0 1 6 4 .300 .233 .700 .554 .403 .319 97.9 8 2393 55.6 46.2
2019 Changeup 8 0 8 7.8 84.9 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .223 .333 .259 .290 .204 66.6 -17 1473 40.0 100.0
2019 Curveball 1 1 0 1.0 81.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2413 100.0 100.0
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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
2020 Curveball NYY R 40 81.3 41.5 -5.1 -11 12.7 1.5 13
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 57 93.3 18.8 -2.8 -17 16.7 8.5 104
2020 Changeup NYY R 14 85.6 31.7 -1.7 -5 15.7 1.7 12
2019 Changeup NYY R 8 84.9 33.7 2.1 7 16 1.8 13
2019 Curveball NYY R 1 81 49.3 0.4 1 16.9 5.8 52
2019 Sinker NYY R 50 93.1 20.5 -2 -9 17.7 2.7 18
2019 Slider NYY R 43 83.2 41.9 2.5 6 9.9 1.7 21
2017 Curveball NYY R 60 82.7 45 0.5 1 2.7 -6.3 -70
2017 4-Seamer NYY R 93 94.8 17 -2.7 -19 18.4 9.7 111
2017 Changeup NYY R 28 85 32.9 2.5 8 15.6 1.6 11
2016 Changeup NYY R 16 85.2 31.5 2 7 14.3 0.8 6
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 92 96.2 14.4 -1.5 -12 18.4 9 96
2016 Curveball NYY R 58 83.4 43.3 -1.3 -3 3 -5 -62
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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 %
2016 170 43.5 63.5 89.4 29.2 71.4 37.1 57.5 44.1 17.3 9.4 68.8
2017 181 47.0 64.7 70.9 26.0 40.0 39.2 60.5 44.2 38.8 7.2 53.8
2019 102 36.3 45.9 88.2 32.3 42.9 31.4 46.4 37.3 36.8 5.9 50.0
2020 111 44.1 61.2 90.0 30.6 47.4 39.6 59.3 44.1 26.5 5.4 50.0
ALL 564 43.4 60.8 82.6 29.2 51.6 37.2 56.5 42.9 29.3 7.3 58.5
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 42.9 21.4 28.6 7.1 35.7 35.7 28.6 3.6 35.7 17.9 17.9 14.3 10.7
2017 50.0 32.1 10.7 7.1 32.1 39.3 28.6 0.0 39.3 28.6 21.4 7.1 3.6
2019 50.0 31.3 12.5 6.3 56.3 37.5 6.3 6.3 25.0 25.0 18.8 12.5 6.3
2020 29.4 23.5 35.3 11.8 35.3 29.4 35.3 0.0 23.5 29.4 29.4 11.8 5.9
ALL 43.8 27.0 21.3 7.9 38.2 36.0 25.8 2.2 32.6 24.7 21.3 11.2 6.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 40 .453 21 1 4.8 19 9 47.4
2017 43 .214 21 0 0.0 22 11 50.0
2019 27 .308 16 6 37.5 11 9 81.8
2020 27 .358 12 3 25.0 15 6 40.0

Pitch Distribution