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Ben Lively
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 190LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 4, #135, Cincinnati Reds | Central Florida
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 3.00
3 Seasons 4 10 4.80 26 20 0 120.0 80 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-0 27.00 1.0 1 3.00
3 Seasons 26 4-10 4.80 120.0 80 1.44

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 1411 288 17 5.9 85.4 110.9 16.5 32.6 .251 .443 .343 .327 .346 27.5 14 6.5 4.26 4.70
2018 541 100 7 7 88.7 113.9 15.9 41 .300 .498 .387 .381 .431 42 18.6 10.3 5.64 6.61
2019 27 5 1 20 88 110.2 13.7 80 .454 1.054 .613 .609 .731 40 16.7 0 27.00 27.89
1979 393 25 6.4 86.3 113.9 16.3 35.4 .267 .466 .358 .345 .372 31.4 15.3 7.5
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lively relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.9%) ,
Curveball
(44.4%) ,
Sinker
(3.7%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2019 4-Seam Fastball 14 10 4 51.9 92.2 4 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .500 .437 1.250 1.330 .702 .694 96.9 21 2025 6.6 33.3 16.7
2019 Curveball 12 6 6 44.4 74.5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .488 .500 .503 .435 .439 74.6 3 2023 6.1 25.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 1 0 1 3.7 94.1 1970 6.5
2018 4-Seam Fastball 250 126 124 46.2 91.2 62 53 17 13 1 0 3 10 44 .321 .320 .509 .558 .392 .411 90.0 21 2041 6.7 16.7 16.7
2018 Curveball 142 50 92 26.2 75.5 38 32 9 6 1 1 1 10 22 .281 .214 .469 .336 .376 .309 81.1 14 2057 5.8 21.7 25.0
2018 Sinker 78 15 63 14.4 91.6 20 19 6 5 1 0 0 0 19 .316 .374 .368 .577 .318 .425 91.0 13 1997 6.6 6.9 0.0
2018 Slider 67 54 13 12.4 83.6 23 21 8 5 3 0 0 7 14 .381 .307 .524 .494 .414 .373 93.0 6 1957 6.3 37.1 31.8
2018 Changeup 4 0 4 0.7 85.7 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 .427 2.000 1.054 1.247 .607 98.1 24 1807 6.3 0.0
! 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 %
2017 38.9 26 22.6 12.5 35.1 38.5 26.4 5.2 27.4 30.2 21.9 8 5.9
2018 35 24 30 11 37 37 26 3 26 21 31 12 7
2019 20 60 20 0 20 80 0 0 20 0 40 20 20
37.7 26 24.4 12 35.4 38.7 26 4.6 27 27.5 24.4 9.2 6.4
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2019 Sinker KC R 1 94.1 22.8 0.2 1 16.5 1.3 9
2019 Curveball KC R 12 74.5 57.1 -1.3 -2 13.8 0.8 6
2019 4-Seamer KC R 14 92.2 16.9 0.6 3 7.9 -0.6 -7
2018 Sinker KC R 78 91.6 20.4 -3.7 -15 14.8 0 0
2018 4-Seamer KC R 250 91.2 16.1 1.6 9 6.3 -1.1 -15
2018 Slider KC R 67 83.6 36.1 -2.1 -6 6.4 0.2 2
2018 Curveball KC R 142 75.5 56.1 -2.4 -4 12.3 -0.3 -2
2018 Changeup KC R 4 85.7 24.7 -7.8 -24 13.4 -1 -7
2017 Changeup PHI R 74 84.9 28.8 -2 -7 14.9 0.8 5
2017 4-Seamer PHI R 605 91.3 15.8 0.8 5 5.6 -2.5 -31
2017 Curveball PHI R 285 75.5 51 -3.9 -7 12 0 0
2017 Sinker PHI R 259 91.2 21.9 -1.4 -6 14.3 -1.1 -7
2017 Slider PHI R 182 81.9 37.9 -0.4 -1 6.2 -0.7 -10
! 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 %
2019 Curveball -2.6 0 12 44.4 2 .5 .5 .45 25 0 0 .488 .503 .439 0
2019 4-Seamer 18.2 3 14 51.9 4 .5 1.25 .725 33.3 25 16.7 .436 1.329 .694 66.7
2019 Sinker 9.3 0 1 3.7 0
2018 Changeup 19.8 1 4 0.7 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 .427 1.054 .607 100
2018 Sinker -0.5 0 78 14.4 20 .316 .368 .323 6.9 0 0 .374 .577 .424 57.9
2018 Slider 1.3 1 67 12.4 23 .381 .524 .42 37.1 30.4 31.8 .307 .494 .374 57.1
2018 Curveball 0 0 142 26.2 38 .281 .469 .38 21.7 26.3 25 .214 .335 .31 13.6
2018 4-Seamer 1 2 250 46.2 62 .321 .509 .396 16.7 16.1 16.7 .32 .558 .412 43.2
2017 Changeup 3.6 3 74 5.2 21 .368 .842 .488 0 0 0 .302 .665 .394 25
2017 Slider -1.7 -3 182 12.9 52 .188 .354 .257 31.8 30.8 27.1 .119 .199 .168 18.2
2017 Sinker 1 3 259 18.4 58 .321 .509 .401 15 6.9 6.7 .3 .483 .362 26.5
2017 Curveball 0.6 2 285 20.2 81 .26 .438 .336 12.5 11.1 9.9 .241 .414 .304 21.2
2017 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 605 42.9 158 .262 .489 .354 18.7 14.6 15.5 .278 .5 .37 34.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 370 1405 -2 -12 9 7 1
2018 144 541 1 -2 1 4 4
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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 %
2017 1411 52.1 65.7 85 27.3 71.7 43.6 59.1 47.4 17.5 8.2 73.9
2018 541 52.1 61.7 81 20.5 73.6 41.4 56.6 42 19.8 7.9 72.1
2019 27 55.6 46.7 71.4 25 66.7 37 83.3 37 30 11.1 100
1979 52.2 64.3 83.8 25.4 72.1 42.9 58.7 45.8 18.2 8.2 73.9
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 31 40 24 19 50 41 50 90 90 6 81 7 31 30 2 8
2018 29 8 8
2019
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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 22.6 1 1 0 0 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 91.3 0 1 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 85.7 0.8 0 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 78 78.1 0.1 -3.6 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 85.4 88.7 3.3 -0.7 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 16.5 15.9 -0.6 -2.2 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.9 7 1.1 13 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 27.5 42 14.5 -2 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 32.6 41 8.4 39 undefined undefined
xBA .251 .3 0.049 0.154 undefined undefined
BA .269 .325 0.056 0.175 undefined undefined
xwOBA .327 .381 0.054 0.228 undefined undefined
wOBA .343 .387 0.044 0.226 undefined undefined
xSLG .443 .498 0.055 0.556 undefined undefined
SLG .484 .492 0.008 0.508 undefined undefined
K% 14 18.6 4.6 -1.9 undefined undefined
BB% 6.5 10.3 3.8 -10.3 undefined undefined
Swing % 47.4 42 -5.4 -5 undefined undefined
Whiff% 17.5 19.8 2.3 10.2 undefined undefined
In Zone % 52.1 52.1 0 3.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 47.9 47.9 0 -3.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 27.3 20.5 -6.8 4.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 25.8 22.1 -3.7 11.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 59.1 56.6 -2.5 26.7 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 369 .339 180 5 2.8 189 25 13.2
2018 144 .387 66 8 12.1 78 23 29.5
2019 6 .613 4 1 25.0 2 0 0.0

Pitch Distribution