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Blaine Hardy
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 218LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 22, #655, Kansas City Royals | Lewis-Clark State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 1 4.47 39 0 0 44.1 29 1.15
6 Seasons 14 10 3.73 233 13 1 289.2 229 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 39 1-1 4.47 44.1 29 1.15
6 Seasons 233 14-10 3.73 289.2 229 1.33

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
2015 968 187 10 5.3 88.4 110.8 13.7 32.1 .222 .345 .304 .286 .326 28 20.8 8.3 3.08 3.48
2016 444 80 4 5 88.8 109.3 11.2 28.7 .230 .379 .309 .301 .323 40.5 17.9 10.7 3.51 3.93
2017 593 115 10 8.7 89.2 110.5 16 34.8 .295 .542 .384 .379 .438 44.7 17.9 8.3 5.94 6.62
2018 1368 261 16 6.1 87.3 113.8 15.4 26.8 .224 .362 .300 .287 .324 34.5 18.8 6.3 3.56 3.47
2019 689 140 15 10.7 86 110.8 12.2 34.3 .250 .480 .312 .341 .374 29.3 15.9 7.1 4.47 5.34
4062 783 55 7 87.7 113.8 14.1 30.8 .239 .406 .316 .311 .350 34.1 18.6 7.7
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hardy relies on 5 pitches.
Changeup
(44.8%) ,
Curveball
(20%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(19.2%) ,
Cutter
(14.1%) ,
Sinker
(1.9%) ,


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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 Changeup 309 257 52 44.8 79.2 99 91 15 10 2 0 3 21 72 .165 .196 .286 .302 .215 .243 83.2 9 1982 5.8 29.6 19.4
2019 Curveball 138 66 72 20.0 76.5 31 31 7 4 2 1 0 4 27 .226 .314 .355 .540 .263 .378 88.9 6 1952 5.7 13.8 11.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball 132 72 60 19.2 88.2 33 25 11 4 1 1 5 2 25 .440 .391 1.160 1.016 .608 .569 87.9 21 2235 6.1 11.5 8.0
2019 Cutter 97 46 51 14.1 86.1 18 16 4 2 0 0 2 2 15 .250 .222 .625 .561 .350 .407 85.5 23 2357 6.0 13.2 8.0
2019 Sinker 13 12 1 1.9 88.8 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .085 1.000 .106 .870 .092 87.1 -15 2173 6.0 0.0 0.0
2018 Cutter 459 289 170 33.6 83.5 131 120 30 22 5 2 1 26 97 .250 .242 .350 .343 .277 .295 87.3 15 2361 6.0 18.9 15.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball 437 331 106 32.0 87.8 85 75 23 13 5 1 4 10 66 .307 .272 .560 .532 .400 .379 91.1 28 2163 6.2 11.5 10.2
2018 Changeup 330 314 16 24.1 79.6 102 95 20 12 5 0 3 26 70 .211 .176 .358 .270 .265 .224 82.1 7 2026 5.9 31.3 20.8
2018 Curveball 126 76 50 9.2 75.3 27 27 5 3 0 0 2 4 23 .185 .172 .407 .305 .248 .206 89.7 11 1953 5.8 13.0 8.5
2018 Sinker 15 15 0 1.1 88.8 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .267 .200 .316 .176 .255 86.6 3 2102 6.1 0.0 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 %
2015 42.2 25.1 24.6 8 39.6 37.4 23 3.2 30.5 28.9 23.5 3.7 5.3
2016 48.8 22.5 20 8.8 46.3 38.8 15 2.5 38.8 21.3 22.5 8.8 5
2017 33.9 30.4 26.1 9.6 42.6 35.7 21.7 1.7 27.8 28.7 27.8 4.3 8.7
2018 42.5 30.3 18 9.2 39.8 36.8 23.4 4.6 30.7 32.2 20.7 5 6.1
2019 50 21.4 20 8.6 42.1 36.4 21.4 7.9 33.6 22.1 18.6 5.7 10.7
43.2 26.7 21.3 8.8 41.3 36.9 21.8 4.2 31.5 28 22.2 5.1 7
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 4-Seamer DET L 132 88.2 16.3 2.4 13 8.1 1.8 29
2019 Sinker DET L 13 88.8 20.3 -4.6 -18 14.5 0.3 2
2019 Changeup DET L 309 79.2 34.1 -0.6 -2 17.1 3.1 22
2019 Curveball DET L 138 76.5 62.7 4.1 7 6.2 -3.8 -38
2019 Cutter DET L 97 86.1 23.5 6.5 22 1.8 -0.7 -29
2018 Sinker DET L 15 88.8 21.2 -3.3 -13 13.8 -0.1 -1
2018 Changeup DET L 330 79.6 32.9 -1.3 -4 16.4 3.6 28
2018 4-Seamer DET L 437 87.8 16.8 1.8 10 5.4 -0.7 -11
2018 Curveball DET L 126 75.3 64.8 4.1 7 5.9 -3.9 -40
2018 Cutter DET L 459 83.5 31.5 0.8 3 5 1.5 45
2017 Changeup DET L 158 80.4 29.6 -2.5 -8 16.4 3.4 26
2017 4-Seamer DET L 262 89.8 12.7 3.6 22 6.2 -1.2 -16
2017 Curveball DET L 82 77.1 59.6 4.6 8 2.7 -6 -69
2017 Sinker DET L 1 92.4 21.5 0.1 0 10.6 -4.1 -28
2017 Cutter DET L 82 85.4 27 2.7 9 4.7 2.2 90
2016 Changeup DET L 99 79.4 33.4 0.3 1 15.6 2.9 22
2016 Curveball DET L 80 75.9 63.1 5.8 10 4.4 -4.7 -52
2016 4-Seamer DET L 217 89 13.4 3.4 20 4.3 -3.3 -44
2016 Cutter DET L 39 84.7 25.2 4.5 15 3.4 2 143
! 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 Sinker 5.8 1 13 1.9 1 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .085 .106 .092 0
2019 Cutter 0.3 0 97 14.1 18 .25 .625 .361 13.2 11.1 8 .222 .561 .407 26.7
2019 Curveball 1.1 2 138 20 31 .226 .355 .271 13.8 12.9 11.8 .314 .54 .378 40.7
2019 4-Seamer 4.5 6 132 19.2 33 .44 1.16 .626 11.5 6.1 8 .391 1.016 .571 44
2019 Changeup -2.7 -8 309 44.8 99 .165 .286 .221 29.6 21.2 19.4 .196 .302 .243 20.8
2018 Sinker -3.7 -1 15 1.1 5 .2 .2 .18 0 0 0 .267 .316 .255 40
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 126 9.2 27 .185 .407 .248 13 14.8 8.5 .172 .305 .206 30.4
2018 4-Seamer 1.5 7 437 31.9 85 .307 .56 .414 11.5 11.8 10.2 .272 .532 .38 45.5
2018 Changeup -0.8 -3 330 24.1 102 .211 .358 .267 31.3 25.5 20.8 .176 .27 .225 27.1
2018 Cutter -1 -4 459 33.6 131 .25 .35 .288 18.9 19.8 15.7 .242 .343 .295 33
2017 Cutter 4.3 4 83 14 22 .45 .8 .516 17.9 9.1 14.3 .334 .726 .464 47.4
2017 Curveball 0.6 0 83 14 25 .292 .333 .266 20.5 20 13.5 .251 .354 .251 45
2017 Changeup 3.5 6 161 27.2 44 .302 .535 .385 39.8 31.8 28.6 .242 .462 .304 27.6
2017 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 264 44.5 64 .327 .558 .416 15.2 10.9 14.3 .343 .624 .452 54.3
2017 Sinker 1.5 0 1 0.2 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 164 631 -6 -7 4 2 -7
2015 257 951 -7 -3 8 1 -1
2016 110 438 -2 -2 4 1 1
2017 153 585 -2 2 6 2 8
2018 350 1368 -6 -7 7 5 0
2019 182 689 2 -8 4 3 0
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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 %
2015 968 55.1 65.3 80.9 24.6 55.7 41.5 67.9 47.1 24.1 10.8 75
2016 444 52.5 61.2 78.2 26.2 69.1 40 64.3 44.6 23.7 7.9 62.9
2017 593 54.5 65.8 81.4 21.4 54.4 41.5 57.1 45.7 24.4 9.7 66.7
2018 1368 50.3 62.4 86.5 28.4 64.8 44.6 67.2 45.5 20.1 8.3 70.2
2019 689 46.4 68.1 83 30.6 68.1 40.6 62.6 48 21.8 7.8 75.9
4062 51.6 64.4 82.8 26.8 63 42.2 64.8 46.2 22.4 9 71.2
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 68 70 72 67 63 63 41 40 92 53 33 63 68 4 50 14
2016 5 43 2
2017 8 55 2
2018 70 66 65 62 82 49 57 78 57 24 80 15 70 1 57 3
2019 2 55 1
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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 22.4 10 10.1 0 5 5 6 60

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 10 11 12 9 11 9 11 12 11 9 12 10 9 9 10 11 9 9 9 10 8 10 11 11 9 12 10 10 9 9 12
! 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 87.5 88.3 0.8 88.8 0.5 85.7 -3.1 1.7 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 79.4 79.4 0 80.4 1 79.6 -0.8 -0.4 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 77.3 75.9 -1.4 77.1 1.2 75.3 -1.8 1.2 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.4 88.8 0.4 89.2 0.4 87.3 -1.9 -1.3 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 13.7 11.2 -2.5 16 4.8 15.4 -0.6 -3.2 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.3 5 -0.3 8.7 3.7 6.1 -2.6 4.6 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 28 40.5 12.5 44.7 4.2 34.5 -10.2 -5.2 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 32.1 28.7 -3.4 34.8 6.1 26.8 -8 7.5 undefined undefined
xBA .222 .23 0.008 .295 0.065 .224 -0.071 0.026 undefined undefined
BA .26 .253 -0.007 .331 0.078 .245 -0.086 -0.013 undefined undefined
xwOBA .286 .301 0.015 .379 0.078 .287 -0.092 0.054 undefined undefined
wOBA .304 .309 0.005 .384 0.075 .3 -0.084 0.012 undefined undefined
xSLG .345 .379 0.034 .542 0.163 .362 -0.18 0.118 undefined undefined
SLG .383 .374 -0.009 .547 0.173 .404 -0.143 0.066 undefined undefined
K% 20.8 17.9 -2.9 17.9 0 18.8 0.9 -2.9 undefined undefined
BB% 8.3 10.7 2.4 8.3 -2.4 6.3 -2 0.8 undefined undefined
Swing % 47.1 44.6 -2.5 45.7 1.1 45.5 -0.2 2.5 undefined undefined
Whiff% 24.1 23.7 -0.4 24.4 0.7 20.1 -4.3 1.7 undefined undefined
In Zone % 55.1 52.5 -2.6 54.5 2 50.3 -4.2 -3.9 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 44.9 47.5 2.6 45.5 -2 49.7 4.2 3.9 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 24.6 26.2 1.6 21.4 -4.8 28.4 7 2.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 23.2 -10 25 1.8 23.4 -1.6 -0.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 67.9 64.3 -3.6 57.1 -7.2 67.2 10.1 -4.6 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 109 .315 71 0 0.0 38 3 7.9
2017 153 .389 98 0 0.0 55 8 14.5
2018 350 .300 260 27 10.4 90 34 37.8
2019 182 .312 123 15 12.2 59 33 55.9

Pitch Distribution