Blaine Hardy
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 218LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 22, #655, Kansas City Royals | Lewis-Clark State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 4 5 3.56 30 13 1 86 66 1.17
2019 1 1 4.47 39 0 0 44.1 29 1.15
2021 0 1 18.00 1 0 0 1 1 4.00
7 Seasons 14 11 3.78 234 13 1 290.2 230 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 30 4-5 3.56 86 66 1.17
2019 39 1-1 4.47 44.1 29 1.15
2021 1 0-1 18.00 1 1 4.00
7 Seasons 234 14-11 3.78 290.2 230 1.34
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2015 28 968 187 10 5.3 3.8 88.4 110.8 13.7 32.1 .228 .354 .304 .293 .337 27.3 20.8 8.3 3.08 3.51
2016 29 444 80 4 5.0 3.6 88.8 109.3 11.2 28.7 .232 .383 .309 .304 .327 40.0 17.9 10.7 3.51 3.88
2017 30 593 115 10 8.7 6.4 89.3 110.5 16.2 35.7 .296 .549 .384 .382 .442 45.2 17.9 8.3 5.94 6.65
2018 31 1368 261 16 6.1 4.6 87.3 113.8 15.4 26.8 .225 .365 .300 .289 .327 34.5 18.8 6.3 3.56 3.50
2019 32 689 140 15 10.7 8.2 86.0 110.8 12.2 34.3 .251 .484 .308 .340 .378 29.3 15.9 7.1 4.47 5.19
2021 34 31 5 0 0.0 0.0 71.2 74.3 19.5 40.0 .262 .287 .555 .318 .304 0.0 14.3 14.3 18.00 4.30
Player 4093 788 55 7.0 5.1 87.7 113.8 14.1 31.0 .242 .411 .317 .314 .355 33.8 18.5 7.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hardy relies on 4 pitches.
Cutter
(48.4%) ,
Changeup
(41.9%) ,
Curveball
(6.5%) ,
Four Seamer
(3.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 42.2 25.1 24.6 8.0 39.6 37.4 23.0 3.2 30.5 28.9 23.5 3.7 5.3 3.8
2016 48.8 22.5 20.0 8.8 45.0 38.8 15.0 2.5 38.8 21.3 22.5 8.8 5.0 3.6
2017 33.9 30.4 26.1 9.6 42.6 35.7 21.7 1.7 27.8 28.7 27.8 5.2 8.7 6.4
2018 42.5 30.3 18.0 9.2 39.8 36.8 23.4 4.6 30.7 32.2 20.7 5.0 6.1 4.6
2019 50.0 21.4 20.0 8.6 42.1 36.4 21.4 7.9 33.6 22.1 18.6 5.7 10.7 8.2
2021 60.0 0.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 60.0 20.0 20.0 40.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 43.3 26.5 21.3 8.9 41.0 37.1 21.8 4.3 31.6 27.9 22.2 5.2 7.0 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 1 90.4 13.9 2.9 17 8.6 1.8 26
2021 Curveball MIL L 2 77.2 60.6 3.2 6 8.1 -1.2 -13
2021 Cutter MIL L 15 85.7 26.4 3.4 11 1.7 -1.1 -40
2021 Changeup MIL L 13 79.6 35.6 0.9 3 17.3 3.7 27
2019 4-Seam Fastball DET L 132 88.2 16.3 2.4 13 8.1 1.5 22
2019 Curveball DET L 138 76.5 62.7 4.1 7 6.2 -3.8 -38
2019 Sinker DET L 13 88.8 20.3 -5.0 -20 14.5 0.1 1
2019 Changeup DET L 309 79.2 34.1 -0.6 -2 17.1 3.1 22
2019 Cutter DET L 97 86.1 23.5 6.2 21 1.8 -0.6 -25
2018 4-Seam Fastball DET L 437 87.8 16.8 1.9 10 5.4 -0.8 -12
2018 Changeup DET L 330 79.6 32.9 -1.3 -4 16.4 3.6 28
2018 Cutter DET L 459 83.5 31.5 0.9 3 5.0 1.5 45
2018 Sinker DET L 15 88.8 21.2 -3.4 -14 13.8 -0.2 -1
2018 Curveball DET L 126 75.3 64.8 4.1 7 5.9 -3.9 -40
2017 Sinker DET L 1 92.4 21.5 0.1 0 10.6 -4.1 -28
2017 Changeup DET L 161 80.3 29.7 -2.4 -7 16.4 3.4 26
2017 Curveball DET L 83 77.0 59.7 4.6 8 2.8 -6.0 -68
2017 4-Seam Fastball DET L 264 89.8 12.7 3.6 22 6.2 -1.2 -17
2017 Cutter DET L 83 85.3 27.0 2.8 9 4.7 2.2 87
2016 Changeup DET L 99 79.4 35.1 0.0 0 17.3 5.1 42
2016 Curveball DET L 80 75.9 65.2 5.0 8 4.2 -7.1 -63
2016 4-Seam Fastball DET L 217 89.0 14.6 4.1 22 5.4 -1.1 -16
2016 Cutter DET L 39 84.7 27.2 4.6 14 3.1 -0.4 -11
2015 4-Seam Fastball DET L 402 88.8 15.0 3.4 18 5.7 -1.1 -16
2015 Slider DET L 3 83.0 34.3 -5.1 -13 4.3 -0.9 -18
2015 Cutter DET L 166 84.4 29.9 2.4 8 5.2 0.6 14
2015 Changeup DET L 153 79.4 34.6 -0.6 -2 18.1 5.4 43
2015 Curveball DET L 227 77.2 63.8 6.6 12 2.4 -8.1 -77
! 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 %
2021 Cutter -4.8 -1 15 48.4 4 .500 .500 .533 0.0 25.0 25.0 .035 .035 .257 0.0
2021 Changeup -11.0 -1 13 41.9 3 .667 .667 .600 12.5 0.0 0.0 .413 .455 .382 0.0
2021 Curveball -5.0 0 2 6.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 1 3.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Changeup 2.5 8 309 44.8 99 .165 .286 .231 29.6 21.2 19.4 .195 .302 .243 20.8
2019 Curveball -1.1 -2 138 20.0 31 .226 .355 .271 13.8 12.9 11.8 .313 .540 .378 40.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball -4.5 -6 132 19.2 33 .440 1.160 .626 11.5 6.1 8.0 .392 1.017 .573 44.0
2019 Cutter -0.2 0 97 14.1 18 .250 .625 .382 13.2 11.1 8.0 .238 .607 .438 26.7
2019 Sinker -5.9 -1 13 1.9 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .085 .106 .092 0.0
2018 Cutter 0.8 4 459 33.6 131 .250 .350 .293 18.9 19.8 15.7 .246 .349 .300 33.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -7 437 31.9 85 .307 .560 .414 11.5 11.8 10.2 .271 .532 .379 45.5
2018 Changeup 0.9 3 330 24.1 102 .211 .358 .267 31.3 25.5 20.8 .176 .272 .225 27.1
2018 Curveball -0.5 -1 126 9.2 27 .185 .407 .248 13.0 14.8 8.5 .171 .304 .206 30.4
2018 Sinker 3.7 1 15 1.1 5 .200 .200 .180 0.0 0.0 0.0 .267 .316 .255 40.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 2 264 44.5 64 .327 .558 .416 15.2 10.9 14.3 .349 .643 .460 55.3
2017 Changeup -3.4 -6 161 27.2 44 .302 .535 .385 39.8 31.8 28.6 .242 .462 .304 27.6
2017 Cutter -4.2 -4 83 14.0 22 .450 .800 .516 17.9 9.1 14.3 .334 .726 .463 47.4
2017 Curveball -0.5 0 83 14.0 25 .292 .333 .266 20.5 20.0 13.5 .250 .353 .250 45.0
2017 Sinker -1.5 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 13 79.6 100 19.1 9:45 9:30 15
2021 Cutter 15 85.7 54 10.1 11:45 12:15 -30
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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 263 960 7 3 -8 -1 2
2016 111 440 2 0 -4 -1 -2
2017 155 592 2 -2 -6 -2 -7
2018 350 1,368 6 6 -7 -5 0
2019 182 689 -2 8 -4 -3 -1
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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 55.3 65.4 81.1 24.5 55.7 42.0 67.9 47.1 24.1 10.6 74.8
2016 444 52.7 61.1 78.3 26.2 69.1 40.1 64.3 44.6 23.7 7.9 62.9
2017 593 54.4 65.8 81.6 21.9 52.5 41.2 57.4 45.7 24.4 10.0 64.4
2018 1,368 50.2 62.3 86.4 28.5 64.9 44.7 67.4 45.5 20.1 8.3 70.2
2019 689 46.4 68.1 83.0 30.6 68.1 40.5 62.6 48.0 21.8 7.8 75.9
2021 31 32.3 50.0 80.0 38.1 100.0 48.4 42.9 41.9 7.7 3.2 0.0
Player 4,093 51.5 64.3 82.9 27.0 63.4 42.4 64.8 46.2 22.3 8.9 70.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 68 70 72 68 62 63 41 40 92 53 33 63 6 7 45 10 79
2016 8 37 1 79
2017 11 40 1 56
2018 71 68 66 62 81 49 56 76 58 24 80 15 57 3 35 2 60
2019 3 45 1 47
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 26.5 2 2.6 -1 1 3 1 50.0
2017 22.5 7 6.7 0 5 2 5 71.4
2018 22.4 10 11.6 -2 4 12 3 30.0
2019 22.4 10 10.9 -1 2 7 6 60.0
Player 22.7 29 31.9 -3 12 24 15 51.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 3 4 4 2 2 3 3 4 2 2
2017 7 7 5 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 11 6 6 6 7 6 6 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 7 10 8 7 6
2018 10 15 6 11 14 9 13 12 9 8 11 14 14 10 11 12 11 11 12 14 14 12 16 14 9 8 12 12 15 11 9
2019 10 11 10 12 11 11 12 12 9 10 8 11 14 11 11 11 9 11 12 12 11 11 12 13 9 10 9 12 14 10 9
Player 29 35 24 32 34 28 34 32 27 26 28 40 38 29 30 33 27 30 35 36 34 32 39 37 26 26 31 37 41 30 26
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.5 88.3 0.8 88.7 0.4 85.7 -3.0 87.4 1.7
Offspeed Velocity 79.4 79.4 0.0 80.3 0.9 79.6 -0.7 79.2 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 77.3 75.9 -1.4 77.0 1.1 75.3 -1.7 76.5 1.2
Exit Velocity 88.4 88.8 0.4 89.3 0.5 87.3 -2.0 86.0 -1.3
Launch Angle 13.7 11.2 -2.5 16.2 5.0 15.4 -0.8 12.2 -3.2
Barrel % 5.3 5.0 -0.3 8.7 3.7 6.1 -2.6 10.7 4.6
Hard Hit % 27.3 40.0 12.7 45.2 5.2 34.5 -10.7 29.3 -5.2
Sweet Spot % 32.1 28.7 -3.4 35.7 7.0 26.8 -8.9 34.3 7.5
xBA .228 .232 0.004 .296 0.064 .225 -0.071 .251 0.026
BA .260 .253 -0.007 .331 0.078 .245 -0.086 .232 -0.013
xwOBA .293 .304 0.011 .382 0.078 .289 -0.093 .340 0.051
wOBA .304 .309 0.005 .384 0.075 .300 -0.084 .308 0.008
xSLG .354 .383 0.029 .549 0.166 .365 -0.184 .484 0.119
SLG .383 .374 -0.009 .547 0.173 .404 -0.143 .470 0.066
K% 20.8 17.9 -2.9 17.9 0.0 18.8 0.9 15.9 -2.9
BB% 8.3 10.7 2.4 8.3 -2.4 6.3 -2.0 7.1 0.8
Swing % 47.1 44.6 -2.5 45.7 1.1 45.5 -0.2 48.0 2.5
Whiff% 24.1 23.7 -0.4 24.4 0.7 20.1 -4.3 21.8 1.7
In Zone % 55.3 52.7 -2.6 54.4 1.7 50.2 -4.2 46.4 -3.8
Out of Zone % 44.7 47.3 2.6 45.6 -1.7 49.8 4.2 53.6 3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 24.5 26.2 1.7 21.9 -4.3 28.5 6.6 30.6 2.1
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 23.2 -10.0 25.2 2.0 23.4 -1.8 23.1 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 67.9 64.3 -3.6 57.4 -6.9 67.4 10.0 62.6 -4.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 109 .315 71 0 0.0 38 4 10.5
2017 Shifts 155 .384 99 0 0.0 56 8 14.3
2018 Shifts 350 .300 260 32 12.3 90 45 50.0
2019 Shifts 182 .308 123 16 13.0 59 36 61.0
2021 Shifts 7 .555 3 0 0.0 4 1 25.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 148 15.9 35.1% 0.7% 143 21.2 0.7% 6.3%
2015 240 16.5 33.3% 4.2% 172 22.8 14.5% 17.4%
2016 112 15.8 42.0% 3.6% 94 19.8 11.7% 7.4%
2017 144 15.9 38.9% 0.7% 131 20.7 6.9% 4.6%
2018 446 14.4 58.1% 0.7% 201 20.5 7.5% 3.0%
2019 221 15.8 42.5% 1.8% 88 17.9 15.9% 3.4%
2021 0 -- -- -- 14 15.3 42.9% 7.1%
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Pitch Distribution