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Blake Parker
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 16, #479, Chicago Cubs | U Arkansas Fayetteville
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 1 3.09 47 0 0 43.2 37 1.31
9 Seasons 16 11 3.47 350 3 34 345.1 383 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 47 2-1 3.09 43.2 37 1.31
9 Seasons 350 16-11 3.47 345.1 383 1.20

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 31 334 53 1 1.9 89.6 104.9 11.6 26.4 .200 .284 .314 .271 .267 34 19 11.4 4.67 3.16
2017 32 1068 151 10 6.6 87.4 111.9 9.9 33.1 .199 .355 .228 .263 .365 33.8 33.9 6.3 2.54 2.98
2018 33 1146 184 17 9.2 90.6 110.2 17.4 37 .246 .446 .322 .324 .405 39.7 25.4 6.9 3.26 4.54
2019 34 1020 165 15 9.1 88.9 114.7 14.6 41.2 .269 .477 .315 .349 .435 39.9 25.5 8.6 4.55 5.63
2020 35 315 35 2 5.7 88 109.5 16.1 37.1 .192 .315 .285 .262 .362 37.1 36.2 13 2.81 2.88
2021 36 713 132 9 6.8 86.7 110.2 16.6 32.6 .251 .399 .310 .313 .355 31.8 20 7.6 3.09 4.21
4596 720 54 7.5 88.6 114.7 14.6 35.6 .235 .406 .294 .306 .382 36.5 26.7 8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Parker relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.3%) ,
Split Finger
(34.8%) ,
Cutter
(11.1%) ,
Curveball
(7.9%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 330 155 175 46.3 90.7 86 76 24 16 5 0 3 10 68 .316 .275 .500 .466 .370 .346 91.4 17 2002 6.7 14.7 13.7
2021 Split Finger 248 86 162 34.8 79.3 76 69 16 13 1 1 1 26 43 .232 .222 .319 .307 .278 .274 79.9 17 804 6.8 36.3 20.3
2021 Cutter 79 54 25 11.1 88.9 15 14 2 1 0 0 1 0 14 .143 .254 .357 .486 .238 .341 82.9 17 2076 6.7 11.8 0.0
2021 Curveball 56 19 37 7.9 75.8 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 .125 .268 .125 .406 .110 .289 90.4 13 2092 6.6 42.9 33.3
2020 Split Finger 133 62 71 42.2 80.0 29 27 4 3 0 0 1 12 15 .148 .174 .259 .261 .208 .220 87.8 19 928 6.9 32.5 23.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 130 60 70 41.3 90.6 30 25 8 4 2 1 1 10 16 .320 .237 .600 .419 .411 .323 91.7 21 1999 6.8 17.8 25.6
2020 Curveball 52 19 33 16.5 76.1 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .101 .000 .152 .087 .188 73.5 -15 2159 6.7 46.7 21.4
! 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 %
2016 50.9 22.6 17 9.4 30.2 35.8 32.1 0 37.7 34 22.6 1.9 1.9
2017 47.7 25.8 21.2 5.3 35.1 37.7 26.5 4 37.1 24.5 21.9 5.3 6.6
2018 34.8 26.1 29.3 9.8 39.7 26.6 33.2 0.5 25.5 31.5 26.1 6.5 9.2
2019 39.4 25.5 28.5 6.7 36.4 37.6 26.1 4.2 23.6 23 32.7 4.8 9.1
2020 37.1 22.9 28.6 11.4 37.1 22.9 40 5.7 28.6 28.6 22.9 8.6 5.7
2021 40.2 27.3 21.2 11.4 40.2 31.8 28 2.3 30.3 30.3 25 5.3 6.8
40.8 25.7 25 8.5 37.2 32.9 29.4 2.6 29.4 27.9 26.1 5.4 7.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Curveball CLE R 56 75.8 56.3 -3.7 -6 5.4 -3.9 -42
2021 Splitter CLE R 248 79.3 40.5 0.9 2 7.6 -0.8 -9
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 330 90.7 17.3 -1.4 -9 2.7 -3.2 -54
2021 Cutter CLE R 79 88.9 24.6 1.8 7 3.7 0.6 22
2020 Splitter PHI R 132 80 41.2 1.8 5 8.8 0.2 3
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 130 90.6 16.3 -0.4 -2 2.9 -2.9 -50
2020 Curveball PHI R 52 76.1 58.4 -1.4 -2 5.3 -4.1 -44
2019 Cutter PHI R 61 88 25.3 0.6 2 2.1 0 1
2019 Curveball PHI R 154 76 59.4 -0.1 0 7.4 -2.2 -23
2019 4-Seamer PHI R 467 91.3 16.3 -0.5 -3 3 -3 -51
2019 Splitter PHI R 317 80 40.6 1.7 4 9 0.5 6
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 659 92.1 15.5 0.1 1 5 -1 -17
2018 Cutter LAA R 7 89.4 25.7 0.2 1 3.7 1.6 73
2018 Curveball LAA R 124 77.6 56.4 -0.6 -1 6.1 -2.2 -27
2018 Splitter LAA R 356 80.4 42.4 2.6 6 9.3 0.1 1
2017 Splitter LAA R 335 82.3 39.3 5.2 15 8.5 -0.5 -5
2017 Curveball LAA R 87 79.4 54 1.8 3 5.6 -1.8 -25
2017 Sinker LAA R 7 93.3 17.6 -1 -5 11.8 -2.3 -16
2017 4-Seamer LAA R 624 93.5 13.8 -0.3 -2 5 -1.9 -28
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 187 92.8 12.5 1.2 9 5.8 -2 -26
2016 Curveball NYY R 78 77.8 53.9 -0.7 -1 5.2 -2.1 -29
2016 Splitter NYY R 64 82 37 4.5 14 10.4 0.1 1
2016 Sinker NYY R 1 93.3 14.1 -4.7 -25 12.5 -2 -14
! 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 Curveball -2 -1 56 7.9 8 .125 .125 .225 42.9 12.5 33.3 .268 .406 .289 42.9
2021 Cutter -1.6 -1 79 11.1 15 .143 .357 .24 11.8 0 0 .254 .486 .342 21.4
2021 Splitter -0.2 0 248 34.8 76 .232 .319 .282 36.3 34.2 20.3 .222 .307 .274 16.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 -3 330 46.3 86 .316 .5 .385 14.7 11.6 13.7 .275 .466 .346 42.6
2020 Curveball -1.9 -1 52 16.5 8 0 0 .088 46.7 37.5 21.4 .101 .152 .188 0
2020 Splitter -1.7 -2 133 42.2 29 .148 .259 .241 32.5 41.4 23.1 .174 .261 .221 40
2020 4-Seamer 0.9 1 130 41.3 30 .32 .6 .417 17.8 33.3 25.6 .237 .419 .323 43.8
2019 Cutter 1.1 1 62 6.1 9 .143 .571 .378 20 11.1 10 .283 .6 .439 50
2019 Curveball 1.4 2 158 15.5 28 .32 .52 .385 14.9 10.7 14.3 .365 .498 .392 34.8
2019 Splitter -1.8 -6 325 31.9 92 .161 .322 .24 36.2 39.1 28.3 .202 .386 .268 27.5
2019 4-Seamer 0.1 0 475 46.6 126 .28 .505 .383 24.5 19.8 18.9 .301 .538 .393 48.2
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 124 10.8 18 .294 .471 .347 30 38.9 23.3 .283 .386 .312 30
2018 Splitter -2.1 -7 356 31.1 87 .12 .217 .177 40.4 41.4 21.3 .136 .214 .185 14.9
2018 4-Seamer 0.5 3 659 57.5 170 .314 .562 .401 15.4 15.9 15.5 .302 .579 .401 49.6
2018 Cutter 1.9 0 7 0.6 0 0
2017 Sinker -11.9 -1 7 0.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .485 .295 33.3
2017 Curveball 0.8 1 87 8.1 12 .4 .5 .388 40 8.3 7.7 .388 .459 .364 20
2017 Splitter -0.4 -1 335 31.4 114 .157 .287 .231 44.7 46.5 26.4 .146 .234 .189 21.8
2017 4-Seamer -2.6 -16 624 58.4 122 .174 .312 .238 22 24.6 21.6 .238 .469 .323 43.4
2017 N/A 1 0.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 50 76.1 71 14.9 7:15 6:45 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 122 90.6 93 16.5 12:45 12:15 30
2020 Splitter 115 80 56 10.3 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 Curveball 56 75.8 67 12.7 7:30 6:45 45
2021 Cutter 79 88.9 69 9.7 12:00 11:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 330 90.7 90 15.3 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Splitter 218 79.4 60 9.4 2:30 2:45 -15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 30 126 -1 -1 3 1 2
2013 194 808 -13 1 3 5 -4
2014 91 359 4 0 1 1 5
2016 78 330 -10 2 2 2 -4
2017 251 1053 -11 -12 3 3 -17
2018 275 1146 6 -19 5 5 -3
2019 251 999 -4 -8 4 6 -2
2020 67 315 -2 -5 3 2 -2
2021 185 713 -2 -15 7 5 -5
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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 334 46.4 62.7 81.3 24.3 53.5 40 60.8 41.6 27.3 7.9 53.8
2017 1068 48 67 75.2 29.7 54 42.6 59.4 47.4 31.8 6.8 81.9
2018 1146 47.9 68.9 83.3 25.5 52 41.2 59.8 46.2 24.9 7.9 76.9
2019 1020 46.8 64.5 80.5 26.2 55.4 42.6 59.2 43.9 27.2 7 70
2020 315 43.2 66.2 78.9 26.3 53.2 43.8 55.1 43.5 29.2 7.3 87
2021 713 45.6 66.8 82.5 30.4 64.4 41 61.1 47 23.6 8.8 66.7
4596 46.9 66.5 80.2 27.4 55.6 41.9 59.6 45.6 27.3 7.6 73.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 50 57 41
2017 90 90 77 49 96 66 36 43 44 96 83 91 90 62 47 24
2018 29 37 14 8 51 46 8 3 13 68 72 51 29 41 26 20
2019 13 17 13 15 18 53 14 42 22 66 41 63 13 22 24 13
2020 20 6 12
2021 14 7 10
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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 23.1 13 11.1 2 5 10 4 30.8
2020 24.6 2 2 0 0 0 2 100
2021 24.1 5 4.8 0 2 2 3 60

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 13 12 11 13 14 10 10 13 11 8 15 13 7 8 10 13 8 9 11 12 6 10 10 14 11 14 13 10 11 11 14
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 5 5 6 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
! 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 92.8 93.5 0.7 92.1 -1.4 90.9 -1.2 90.6 -0.3 90.3 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 82 82.3 0.3 80.4 -1.9 80 -0.4 80 0 79.3 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 77.8 79.4 1.6 77.6 -1.8 76 -1.6 76.1 0.1 75.8 -0.3
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.4 -2.2 90.6 3.2 88.9 -1.7 88 -0.9 86.7 -1.3
Launch Angle 11.6 9.9 -1.7 17.4 7.5 14.6 -2.8 16.1 1.5 16.6 0.5
Barrel % 1.9 6.6 4.7 9.2 2.6 9.1 -0.1 5.7 -3.4 6.8 1.1
Hard Hit % 34 33.8 -0.2 39.7 5.9 39.9 0.2 37.1 -2.8 31.8 -5.3
Sweet Spot % 26.4 33.1 6.7 37 3.9 41.2 4.2 37.1 -4.1 32.6 -4.5
xBA .2 .199 -0.001 .246 0.047 .269 0.023 .192 -0.077 .251 0.059
BA .25 .172 -0.078 .249 0.077 .235 -0.014 .203 -0.032 .257 0.054
xwOBA .271 .263 -0.008 .324 0.061 .349 0.025 .262 -0.087 .313 0.051
wOBA .314 .228 -0.086 .322 0.094 .315 -0.007 .285 -0.03 .31 0.025
xSLG .284 .355 0.071 .446 0.091 .477 0.031 .315 -0.162 .399 0.084
SLG .353 .302 -0.051 .443 0.141 .438 -0.005 .373 -0.065 .395 0.022
K% 19 33.9 14.9 25.4 -8.5 25.5 0.1 36.2 10.7 20 -16.2
BB% 11.4 6.3 -5.1 6.9 0.6 8.6 1.7 13 4.4 7.6 -5.4
Swing % 41.6 47.4 5.8 46.2 -1.2 43.9 -2.3 43.5 -0.4 47 3.5
Whiff% 27.3 31.8 4.5 24.9 -6.9 27.2 2.3 29.2 2 23.6 -5.6
In Zone % 46.4 48 1.6 47.9 -0.1 46.8 -1.1 43.2 -3.6 45.6 2.4
Out of Zone % 53.6 52 -1.6 52.1 0.1 53.2 1.1 56.8 3.6 54.4 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 24.3 29.7 5.4 25.5 -4.2 26.2 0.7 26.3 0.1 30.4 4.1
First Pitch Swing % 24.1 27.2 3.1 31.2 4 29 -2.2 29 0 31.4 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 59.4 -1.4 59.8 0.4 59.2 -0.6 55.1 -4.1 61.1 6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 76 .311 45 1 2.2 31 9 29.0
2017 251 .231 131 0 0.0 120 2 1.7
2018 275 .322 146 0 0.0 129 10 7.8
2019 251 .317 141 36 25.5 110 42 38.2
2020 67 .285 32 7 21.9 35 15 42.9
2021 185 .310 88 5 5.7 97 40 41.2

Pitch Distribution