Blake Taylor
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 2, #51, Pittsburgh Pirates | Dana Hills (CA) HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 1 3.94 19 0 0 16.0 9 1.56
3 Seasons 7 6 3.06 92 0 1 79.1 67 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 19 1-1 3.94 16.0 9 1.56
3 Seasons 92 7-6 3.06 79.1 67 1.39

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
2020 24 341 58 3 5.2 3.4 83.0 107.7 8.8 24.1 .180 .279 .257 .264 .258 22.4 19.5 13.8 2.18 2.90
2021 25 748 125 9 7.2 4.8 84.5 110.7 16.7 32.0 .204 .359 .310 .285 .314 28.8 21.8 11.7 3.16 3.39
2022 26 305 55 3 5.5 4.1 86.1 106.7 8.2 38.2 .255 .355 .299 .321 .306 32.7 12.2 12.2 3.94 4.31
Player 1394 238 15 6.3 4.3 84.5 110.7 12.8 31.5 .209 .338 .294 .288 .299 28.2 19.2 12.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Taylor relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(74.1%) ,
Slider
(25.9%) ,


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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
2020 51.7 22.4 17.2 8.6 37.9 29.3 32.8 6.9 41.4 25.9 12.1 5.2 5.2 3.4
2021 41.6 27.2 17.6 13.6 38.4 42.4 19.2 4.0 34.4 32.8 16.0 4.8 7.2 4.8
2022 45.5 23.6 27.3 3.6 32.7 40.0 27.3 5.5 32.7 27.3 25.5 3.6 5.5 4.1
Player 45.0 25.2 19.7 10.1 37.0 38.7 24.4 5.0 35.7 29.8 17.2 4.6 6.3 4.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer HOU L 226 92.6 15.4 -0.4 -3 2.0 -8.3 -131
2022 Slider HOU L 79 84.4 39.2 2.2 6 6.8 0.3 5
2021 4-Seamer HOU L 542 93.1 15.8 -1.0 -7 2.9 -9.7 -144
2021 Slider HOU L 206 82.6 41.2 1.9 5 7.3 0.6 9
2020 Slider HOU L 77 85.0 36.6 0.1 0 6.6 1.6 32
2020 4-Seamer HOU L 261 93.7 14.9 -0.1 0 1.2 -8.4 -117
2020 Changeup HOU L 3 88.5 24.5 -3.7 -13 8.1 -5.2 -39
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 226 74.1 56 .250 .292 .305 16.2 8.9 8.8 .269 .378 .341 30.2
2022 Slider 0.5 0 79 25.9 18 .188 .375 .339 32.4 22.2 17.4 .210 .287 .265 41.7
2021 4-Seamer -1.4 -8 542 72.5 132 .216 .288 .311 25.4 25.0 24.1 .185 .259 .265 23.8
2021 Slider 2.3 5 206 27.5 54 .269 .635 .391 22.4 14.8 11.8 .243 .569 .338 37.8
2020 4-Seamer -3.9 -10 261 76.5 61 .120 .140 .209 17.8 21.3 22.0 .135 .206 .249 18.9
2020 Slider 5.3 4 77 22.6 24 .292 .583 .463 25.6 16.7 12.9 .266 .400 .287 25.0
2020 Changeup -7.5 0 3 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .433 1.061 .640 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 111 433 -6 -7 3 2 -8
2021 202 811 1 -16 6 5 -4
2022 74 305 -4 -3 3 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 %
2020 341 53.7 66.1 83.5 16.5 61.5 36.7 51.2 43.1 19.7 9.7 69.7
2021 748 43.9 72.9 82.4 22.6 56.8 39.3 48.7 44.7 24.6 5.9 79.5
2022 305 41.0 71.2 85.4 27.8 70.0 40.0 55.4 45.6 20.1 5.6 88.2
Player 1,394 45.6 70.6 83.3 22.6 61.4 38.8 50.7 44.5 22.4 6.7 77.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2020 89 94 95 90 69 74 72 99 99 26 9 10 1 62 53 78
2021 49 68 83
2022 36 77 78
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 23.6 3 1.9 1 1 3 0 0.0
2021 23.5 6 6.4 0 3 3 4 66.7
2022 24.1 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 23.6 10 9.0 1 4 7 4 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 2 3 2 1 2 0 3 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 3 1 4
2021 6 6 7 4 6 7 6 8 7 7 5 7 5 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 6 7 6 7 6 5 9 5 8
2022 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
Player 10 8 11 7 8 9 7 11 10 9 8 8 7 8 8 11 10 8 9 10 10 7 8 9 9 11 8 7 12 6 13
! 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 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.7 93.1 -0.6 92.6 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 88.5 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 85 82.6 -2.4 84.4 1.8
Exit Velocity 83 84.5 1.5 86.1 1.6
Launch Angle 8.8 16.7 7.9 8.2 -8.5
Barrel % 5.2 7.2 2 5.5 -1.7
Hard Hit % 22.4 28.8 6.4 32.7 3.9
Sweet Spot % 24.1 32 7.9 38.2 6.2
xBA .18 .204 0.024 .254 0.05
BA .173 .233 0.06 .234 0.001
xwOBA .264 .285 0.021 .321 0.036
wOBA .257 .31 0.053 .299 -0.011
xSLG .279 .359 0.08 .355 -0.004
SLG .28 .399 0.119 .313 -0.086
K% 19.5 21.8 2.3 12.2 -9.6
BB% 13.8 11.7 -2.1 12.2 0.5
Swing % 43.1 44.7 1.6 45.6 0.9
Whiff% 19.7 24.6 4.9 20.1 -4.5
In Zone % 53.7 43.9 -9.8 41 -2.9
Out of Zone % 46.3 56.1 9.8 59 2.9
Out of Zone Swing % 16.5 22.6 6.1 27.8 5.2
First Pitch Swing % 25.6 28.3 2.7 35.1 6.8
First Pitch Strike % 51.2 48.7 -2.5 55.4 6.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 86 .257 46 9 19.6 40 31 77.5
2021 179 .310 112 22 19.6 67 47 70.1
2022 74 .299 36 9 25.0 38 25 65.8

Pitch Tempo

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