Blake Sabol
C | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 7, #214, Pittsburgh Pirates | USC
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 344 310 36 73 13 4 .235 .301 .394 .695
2024 38 32 3 10 0 0 .313 .421 .375 .796
2 Seasons 382 342 39 83 13 4 .243 .313 .392 .705
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .235 13 4 .695
2024 .313 0 0 .796
2 Seasons .243 13 4 .705
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2023 25 1360 197 22 11.2 6.4 89.1 111.6 16.1 31.0 .199 .369 .303 .280 .383 38.6 34.0 7.0
2024 26 124 23 2 8.7 5.3 90.3 110.5 12.7 30.4 .244 .403 .355 .331 .381 43.5 23.7 13.2
Player 1484 220 24 10.9 6.3 89.2 111.6 15.8 30.9 .203 .372 .308 .285 .383 39.1 33.0 7.6
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 45.7 28.9 17.8 7.6 36.0 36.0 27.9 10.2 31.0 23.4 18.3 6.1 11.2 6.4
2024 47.8 21.7 21.7 8.7 43.5 21.7 34.8 4.3 21.7 30.4 30.4 4.3 8.7 5.3
Player 45.9 28.2 18.2 7.7 36.8 34.5 28.6 9.5 30.0 24.1 19.5 5.9 10.9 6.3
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -1 43 34.7 12 .100 .200 .221 23.8 33.3 30.8 .188 .542 .367 33.3
2024 Changeup -1.9 -1 29 23.4 6 .333 .500 .358 43.8 0.0 0.0 .135 .178 .134 16.7
2024 Sinker 14.1 2 15 12.1 6 .800 .800 .717 14.3 0.0 0.0 .458 .520 .468 60.0
2024 Slider -3.6 -1 14 11.3 6 .200 .200 .267 37.5 66.7 50.0 .094 .160 .207 100.0
2024 Split-Finger 0.8 0 12 9.7 4 .250 .250 .225 37.5 25.0 25.0 .448 .567 .439 100.0
2024 Cutter -2.0 0 6 4.8 2 .000 .000 .350 50.0 0.0 -- .117 .253 .426 0.0
2024 Curveball 9.3 0 5 4.0 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .437 .477 .402 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 3 426 31.3 120 .264 .443 .348 27.3 31.7 25.7 .222 .460 .323 51.4
2023 Changeup -0.9 -2 202 14.9 52 .125 .208 .238 53.7 42.3 29.7 .146 .237 .204 23.1
2023 Slider -2.4 -4 167 12.3 33 .065 .161 .130 51.2 51.5 29.3 .143 .340 .230 42.9
2023 Sinker 0.5 1 165 12.1 47 .317 .366 .357 19.8 27.7 28.3 .264 .360 .327 37.9
2023 Curveball 1.5 2 160 11.8 31 .222 .370 .311 34.5 29.0 17.0 .181 .249 .252 27.8
2023 Cutter 3.0 4 116 8.5 35 .424 .727 .499 27.7 22.9 38.1 .258 .472 .318 34.6
2023 Split-Finger -0.9 -1 62 4.6 12 .091 .182 .313 53.6 33.3 19.0 .087 .171 .155 14.3
2023 Sweeper 4.9 3 55 4.0 11 .300 .900 .509 44.4 54.5 27.3 .152 .466 .291 50.0
2023 Knuckleball -4.4 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .003 .003 .003 0.0
2023 Slurve 2.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 344 1,360 0 -7 8 5 6
2024 37 124 1 -1 1 0 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 1,360 50.8 75.6 69.4 28.1 41.5 44.1 43.6 52.3 35.4 7.5 84.3
2024 124 50.0 75.8 83.0 29.0 22.2 42.7 45.9 52.4 32.3 8.1 100.0
Player 1,484 50.8 75.6 70.5 28.2 39.8 44.0 43.8 52.3 35.2 7.5 85.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2023 8 1 17 48 2 30 74 44 74 35 2 33 5 51 52 60
2024 69 33
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 22.6 13 10.3 3 5 7 5 38.5
2024 -- 0 1.0 -1 1 1 0 --
Player 22.6 13 11.3 2 6 8 5 38.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 13 10 10 9 12 8 12 9 11 8 11 13 9 9 12 10 11 9 11 15 9 8 15 10 8 8 11 13 9 11 9
2024 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Player 13 11 11 10 13 9 13 10 12 9 12 15 10 10 13 11 12 10 12 16 10 9 16 11 9 9 12 14 10 12 9
! 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 2023 2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 90.3 1.2
Launch Angle 16.1 12.7 -3.4
Barrel % 11.2 8.7 -2.5
Hard Hit % 38.6 43.5 4.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 31.0 30.4 -0.6
xBA .199 .244 0.045
BA .235 .313 0.078
xwOBA .280 .331 0.051
wOBA .303 .355 0.052
xSLG .369 .403 0.034
SLG .394 .375 -0.019
K% 34.0 23.7 -10.3
BB% 7.0 13.2 6.2
Swing % 52.3 52.4 0.1
Whiff% 35.4 32.3 -3.1
In Zone % 50.8 50.0 -0.8
Out of Zone % 49.2 50.0 0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 29.0 0.9
First Pitch Swing % 43.6 45.9 2.3
First Pitch Strike % 63.1 59.5 -3.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades L 339 98 28.9 .288 .328
2024 Shades L 37 18 48.6 .363 .347
! 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 %
2023 346 15.4 45.4% 0.3% 188 19.2 4.8% 0.0%
2024 20 13.4 80.0% 0.0% 27 18.8 0.0% 3.7%
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