Bowden Francis
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 7, #204, Milwaukee Brewers | Chipola Junior College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 1 1.50
2023 1 0 1.73 20 0 1 36.1 35 0.83
2024 3 2 5.82 16 3 0 38.2 34 1.47
3 Seasons 4 2 3.81 37 3 1 75.2 70 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-0 0.00 0.2 1 1.50
2023 20 1-0 1.73 36.1 35 0.83
2024 16 3-2 5.82 38.2 34 1.47
3 Seasons 37 4-2 3.81 75.2 70 1.16
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2022 26 9 2 0 0.0 0.0 73.3 77.8 -13.8 50.0 .138 .147 .420 .126 .189 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.00 0.73
2023 27 539 92 10 10.9 7.4 90.0 108.8 18.0 35.9 .221 .402 .238 .297 .370 41.3 25.7 5.9 1.73 3.69
2024 28 663 123 12 9.8 6.9 88.5 112.2 16.2 44.7 .263 .458 .356 .340 .388 36.6 19.7 8.1 5.82 4.75
Player 1211 217 22 10.1 7.1 89.0 112.2 16.7 41.0 .243 .430 .305 .319 .379 38.2 22.4 7.1
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Francis relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(53.6%) ,
Curveball
(28.4%) ,
Split Finger
(12.1%) ,
Slider
(5.9%) ,


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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
2022 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2023 35.9 34.8 21.7 7.6 40.2 35.9 23.9 5.4 21.7 34.8 18.5 8.7 10.9 7.4
2024 34.1 30.9 27.6 7.3 45.5 33.3 21.1 4.1 23.6 31.7 23.6 7.3 9.8 6.9
Player 35.5 32.3 24.9 7.4 43.8 34.1 22.1 4.6 23.5 32.7 21.2 7.8 10.1 7.1
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Slider TOR R 39 83.8 34.5 -3.3 -9 4.2 -1.7 -29
2024 Curveball TOR R 188 73.5 60.7 -2.4 -4 15.5 4.2 37
2024 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 355 93.3 13.3 2.0 13 7.1 0.0 1
2024 Split-Finger TOR R 80 84.5 33.0 -1.4 -4 9.2 -0.4 -4
2023 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 278 94.4 12.9 1.8 12 7.3 0.3 4
2023 Curveball TOR R 183 74.3 61.2 -0.9 -1 16.2 5.6 52
2023 Slider TOR R 78 85.0 34.4 -2.0 -6 5.3 0.4 8
2022 Slider TOR R 1 80.7 42.3 1.8 4 5.6 -3.2 -36
2022 Curveball TOR R 3 74.9 56.2 -3.8 -6 20.0 8.3 71
2022 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 4 92.4 14.5 1.2 8 6.8 -0.3 -4
2022 Changeup TOR R 1 82.9 32.1 -2.4 -7 17.6 2.7 18
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 1 355 53.5 98 .233 .442 .336 18.2 17.3 18.1 .278 .547 .390 43.5
2024 Curveball -2.7 -5 188 28.4 41 .297 .486 .354 22.5 19.5 15.1 .271 .348 .295 16.7
2024 Split-Finger -4.4 -4 80 12.1 23 .348 .348 .352 20.5 26.1 14.3 .193 .225 .182 29.4
2024 Slider -5.3 -2 39 5.9 11 .400 1.100 .623 29.4 27.3 37.5 .261 .634 .402 71.4
2023 4-Seam Fastball 2.2 6 278 51.6 84 .197 .382 .280 16.9 25.0 21.4 .229 .453 .329 51.8
2023 Curveball 2.8 5 183 34.0 39 .154 .231 .167 35.5 33.3 20.6 .183 .269 .193 15.4
2023 Slider 1.7 1 78 14.5 13 .091 .182 .204 25.8 7.7 5.0 .302 .522 .399 50.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 26.2 1 4 44.4 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 100.0 .039 .039 .037 0.0
2022 Curveball -34.0 -1 3 33.3 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .337 .362 .303 0.0
2022 Changeup -5.5 0 1 11.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 Slider 7.7 0 1 11.1 -- -- -- 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
2024 Curveball 188 73.5 89 20.6 7:30 7:45 -15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 354 93.3 91 19.3 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Split-Finger 65 84.4 87 11.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2024 Slider 39 83.8 33 6.9 10:45 10:00 45
2023 Curveball 183 74.3 92 22.2 7:30 7:45 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 276 94.5 88 19.0 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Slider 78 85.0 35 6.4 10:15 9:45 30
! 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
2023 136 539 6 10 -2 -1 13
2024 173 662 4 -1 -9 -3 -10
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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 %
2022 9 55.6 100.0 100.0 50.0 0.0 44.4 66.7 77.8 28.6 22.2 100.0
2023 539 51.4 68.6 83.2 29.4 59.7 39.9 64.0 49.5 23.2 8.3 68.9
2024 663 53.7 72.5 82.9 23.5 69.4 42.5 58.4 49.8 20.0 10.0 81.8
Player 1,211 52.7 71.0 83.2 26.4 63.6 41.4 60.9 49.9 21.5 9.3 77.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2023 56 94 68 80
2024 21 24 13 13 33 40 16 55 65 30 47 13 8 35 82 24 83
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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 22.5 5 5.2 0 3 5 1 20.0
2024 24.1 8 6.4 2 2 4 4 50.0
Player 23.5 13 11.6 1 5 9 5 38.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 5 7 5 6 6 5 5 5 3 6 4 3 6 5 5 6 6 5 4 6 5 4 9 7 6 4 5 5 6 4 3
2024 8 4 7 6 7 6 7 5 5 5 7 8 6 6 5 5 6 5 6 7 6 7 8 6 7 6 7 8 9 8 7
Player 13 11 12 12 13 11 12 10 8 11 11 11 12 11 10 11 12 10 10 13 11 11 17 13 13 10 12 13 15 12 10
! 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.4 94.4 2.0 93.3 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 82.9 0.0 0.0 84.5 0.0
Breaking Velocity 76.3 77.5 1.2 75.3 -2.2
Exit Velocity 73.3 90.0 16.7 88.5 -1.5
Launch Angle -13.8 18.0 31.8 16.2 -1.8
Barrel % 0.0 10.9 10.9 9.8 -1.1
Hard Hit % 0.0 41.3 41.3 36.6 -4.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 50.0 35.9 -14.1 44.7 8.8
xBA .138 .221 0.083 .263 0.042
BA .333 .175 -0.158 .276 0.101
xwOBA .126 .297 0.171 .340 0.043
wOBA .420 .238 -0.182 .356 0.118
xSLG .147 .402 0.255 .458 0.056
SLG .667 .317 -0.350 .481 0.164
K% 33.3 25.7 -7.6 19.7 -6.0
BB% 0.0 5.9 5.9 8.1 2.2
Swing % 77.8 49.5 -28.3 49.8 0.3
Whiff% 28.6 23.2 -5.4 20.0 -3.2
In Zone % 55.6 51.4 -4.2 53.7 2.3
Out of Zone % 44.4 48.6 4.2 46.3 -2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 50.0 29.4 -20.6 23.5 -5.9
First Pitch Swing % 66.7 31.6 -35.1 31.8 0.2
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 64.0 -2.7 58.4 -5.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 3 .420 2 2 100.0 1 1 100.0
2023 Shades 136 .238 63 13 20.6 73 24 32.9
2024 Shades 173 .356 93 42 45.2 80 56 70.0
! 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 %
2022 0 -- -- -- 2 15.6 0.0% 0.0%
2023 141 16.3 29.8% 0.7% 92 19.6 1.1% 1.1%
2024 142 16.3 23.9% 0.7% 120 19.8 0.8% 0.8%
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Pitch Distribution