Brad Boxberger
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 211LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2009 | Rd: C-A, #43, Cincinnati Reds | Southern California
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 4 3.34 71 0 4 64.2 83 1.07
2022 4 3 2.95 70 0 1 64 68 1.23
2023 0 1 4.95 22 0 2 20 17 1.30
12 Seasons 31 38 3.50 506 0 84 477.2 581 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 71 5-4 3.34 64.2 83 1.07
2022 70 4-3 2.95 64 68 1.23
2023 22 0-1 4.95 20 17 1.30
12 Seasons 506 31-38 3.50 477.2 581 1.27
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
2015 27 1140 163 13 8.0 4.8 85.7 114.5 15.6 35.0 .230 .385 .306 .312 .390 28.8 27.3 11.8 3.71 4.05
2016 28 471 71 2 2.8 1.8 87.8 110.2 14.3 19.7 .196 .308 .329 .294 .278 31.0 19.5 15.9 4.81 3.61
2017 29 500 69 5 7.2 4.1 86.8 116.0 16.5 24.6 .178 .322 .279 .251 .341 31.9 33.1 9.1 3.38 2.66
2018 30 975 131 10 7.6 4.3 90.3 113.4 13.7 23.7 .207 .352 .316 .298 .374 38.2 30.2 13.6 4.39 3.73
2019 31 487 77 6 7.8 4.9 85.9 107.2 15.3 35.1 .229 .366 .326 .318 .343 35.1 22.1 13.9 5.40 4.47
2020 32 357 52 4 7.7 5.1 88.6 113.0 10.3 32.7 .244 .434 .325 .344 .402 38.5 22.8 10.1 3.00 5.13
2021 33 1074 151 10 6.6 3.8 88.3 112.6 19.2 27.8 .202 .348 .274 .286 .364 35.1 31.2 9.4 3.34 3.42
2022 34 1090 171 11 6.4 4.1 86.4 110.2 19.1 32.2 .211 .349 .288 .289 .340 33.9 25.4 10.1 2.95 3.44
2023 35 338 55 4 7.3 4.8 90.5 109.4 14.5 32.7 .244 .418 .314 .334 .364 41.8 20.2 13.1 4.95 4.77
Player 6432 940 65 6.9 4.2 87.6 116.0 16.1 29.6 .213 .360 .302 .299 .357 34.3 26.9 11.6
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Boxberger relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(54.4%) ,
Slider
(32.5%) ,
Changeup
(13.0%) ,


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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 37.4 30.7 24.5 7.4 32.5 41.7 25.8 5.5 23.9 28.2 25.8 4.3 8.0 4.8
2016 49.3 18.3 16.9 15.5 43.7 23.9 32.4 2.8 45.1 31.0 15.5 2.8 2.8 1.8
2017 46.4 30.4 17.4 5.8 40.6 40.6 18.8 4.3 31.9 31.9 15.9 5.8 7.2 4.1
2018 48.1 26.0 17.6 8.4 41.2 37.4 21.4 1.5 32.8 29.8 24.4 2.3 7.6 4.3
2019 40.3 26.0 23.4 10.4 35.1 31.2 33.8 6.5 29.9 27.3 20.8 6.5 7.8 4.9
2020 51.9 21.2 21.2 5.8 38.5 42.3 19.2 3.8 36.5 23.1 21.2 7.7 7.7 5.1
2021 39.7 25.8 22.5 11.9 42.4 32.5 25.2 6.6 25.8 31.8 21.2 6.6 6.6 3.8
2022 36.8 32.2 21.6 9.4 38.0 39.2 22.8 7.0 27.5 32.2 22.8 4.1 6.4 4.1
2023 43.6 25.5 25.5 5.5 45.5 32.7 21.8 1.8 34.5 27.3 20.0 9.1 7.3 4.8
Player 42.1 27.3 21.4 9.1 39.0 36.4 24.6 4.9 30.1 29.8 21.8 5.0 6.9 4.2
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.

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
2023 Slider CHC R 110 86.6 29.6 -5.2 -15 5.9 1.3 27
2023 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 184 91.1 16.2 0.6 4 6.1 -1.4 -19
2023 Changeup CHC R 44 81.0 37.0 1.5 4 11.8 -1.6 -12
2022 Slider MIL R 245 87.3 29.2 -4.3 -13 7.0 3.4 95
2022 Changeup MIL R 246 81.2 35.9 1.2 3 11.2 -2.6 -19
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 599 92.7 14.5 1.0 6 6.0 -1.5 -20
2021 Slider MIL R 248 88.0 28.5 -4.1 -13 6.3 3.1 93
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 584 93.5 14.1 1.6 10 6.1 -1.8 -23
2021 Changeup MIL R 209 82.5 35.3 2.5 8 12.2 -1.7 -12
2020 Slider MIA R 63 88.3 25.6 -6.7 -21 4.9 2.0 66
2020 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 197 92.5 14.1 2.0 12 5.7 -1.9 -25
2020 Curveball MIA R 2 78.0 55.5 2.3 4 0.8 -7.7 -91
2020 Changeup MIA R 95 81.2 36.3 2.5 7 14.5 0.9 7
2019 Changeup KC R 161 78.2 43.2 6.3 17 14.2 -0.5 -4
2019 4-Seam Fastball KC R 238 90.0 20.1 -1.4 -7 5.5 -2.2 -29
2019 Slider KC R 88 85.3 31.7 -5.7 -15 4.7 -0.2 -4
2018 Slider AZ R 29 85.8 33.9 -3.4 -9 7.5 2.8 60
2018 Changeup AZ R 300 79.6 39.8 3.8 11 13.7 -0.1 -1
2018 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 646 91.3 19.3 -1.5 -8 3.6 -4.5 -56
2017 Curveball TB R 2 79.9 43.1 -12.0 -22 6.6 -0.7 -10
2017 Slider TB R 55 85.4 34.9 -0.6 -2 4.5 0.6 14
2017 4-Seam Fastball TB R 328 92.4 17.1 -1.0 -6 7.4 -1.5 -17
2017 Changeup TB R 115 80.6 38.1 4.6 14 17.0 3.7 28
2016 Changeup TB R 147 79.8 39.5 4.1 12 11.5 -1.1 -9
2016 4-Seam Fastball TB R 273 92.6 14.3 2.7 16 2.6 -5.4 -68
2016 Cutter TB R 35 86.1 31.6 -2.1 -7 9.5 7.5 363
2016 Curveball TB R 8 82.7 39.6 -8.7 -18 11.5 3.3 40
2015 Cutter TB R 2 87.3 26.1 1.6 6 7.5 6.5 615
2015 4-Seam Fastball TB R 686 93.3 13.6 2.7 17 4.7 -3.2 -40
2015 Changeup TB R 372 80.4 39.7 5.4 16 12.8 0.0 0
2015 Curveball TB R 43 78.0 58.6 3.1 6 7.6 -2.4 -24
2015 Sinker TB R 2 94.7 19.2 -2.2 -10 13.6 -0.8 -6
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -2 184 54.4 41 .182 .424 .339 12.9 19.5 16.7 .215 .438 .354 52.0
2023 Slider 2.5 3 110 32.5 30 .259 .296 .292 27.3 13.3 14.8 .278 .361 .317 30.4
2023 Changeup -3.2 -1 44 13.0 12 .167 .583 .300 47.4 41.7 29.4 .246 .492 .311 42.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 5 599 55.0 142 .185 .319 .278 25.3 33.8 21.7 .176 .307 .276 38.7
2022 Changeup 1.8 4 246 22.6 86 .250 .316 .299 23.1 16.3 15.9 .265 .392 .321 34.4
2022 Slider -0.5 -1 245 22.5 39 .289 .474 .337 23.7 15.4 14.3 .215 .398 .274 21.9
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 11 601 56.0 157 .181 .333 .274 33.7 39.5 26.5 .191 .351 .282 46.8
2021 Slider 1.5 4 256 23.8 49 .205 .308 .295 33.9 24.5 28.6 .167 .262 .258 26.7
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 217 20.2 59 .212 .346 .303 24.8 15.3 12.5 .258 .404 .326 20.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 2 197 55.2 44 .194 .389 .328 26.7 34.1 23.4 .191 .390 .325 33.3
2020 Changeup -0.6 -1 95 26.6 28 .333 .481 .373 18.0 10.7 7.1 .291 .447 .345 40.0
2020 Slider 0.3 0 63 17.6 7 .167 .333 .279 28.6 0.0 0.0 .355 .638 .461 50.0
2020 Curveball -4.0 0 2 0.6 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 1 238 48.9 69 .250 .375 .333 26.5 27.5 24.7 .241 .382 .342 47.4
2019 Changeup -2.6 -4 161 33.1 39 .206 .441 .347 33.3 20.5 12.7 .187 .340 .282 26.9
2019 Slider 1.1 1 88 18.1 14 .308 .385 .332 28.2 0.0 0.0 .287 .362 .315 15.4
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 2 646 66.3 148 .240 .388 .340 25.5 33.1 24.5 .202 .324 .308 40.5
2018 Changeup 0.4 1 300 30.8 79 .173 .400 .284 28.5 26.6 21.0 .206 .379 .273 35.2
2018 Slider -5.0 -1 29 3.0 4 .667 1.000 .538 36.4 25.0 11.1 .415 .824 .494 33.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball 2.9 9 328 65.6 77 .181 .250 .196 32.5 39.0 26.5 .160 .296 .217 25.0
2017 Changeup 0.0 0 115 23.0 31 .231 .462 .356 30.2 25.8 20.5 .173 .263 .269 38.9
2017 Slider -3.6 -2 55 11.0 10 .444 1.111 .650 22.7 20.0 20.0 .329 .698 .455 57.1
2017 Curveball -0.9 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- 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
2023 Changeup 44 81.0 87 12.8 1:45 2:30 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 183 91.1 87 17.3 12:45 12:45 0
2023 Slider 110 86.6 49 8.7 11:15 10:15 60
2022 Changeup 246 81.2 86 12.6 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 599 92.7 91 17.9 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 245 87.3 47 9.5 11:15 10:15 60
2021 Changeup 204 82.5 90 13.3 1:45 2:30 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 570 93.5 90 17.7 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 245 88.0 48 9.1 11:15 10:15 60
2020 Changeup 95 81.2 93 15.7 2:00 2:30 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 196 92.5 89 18.3 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 62 88.3 53 10.0 11:30 10:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 118 562 9 0 -5 -2 2
2013 94 393 5 2 -6 -1 -1
2014 247 1,056 14 8 -3 -3 16
2015 266 1,120 0 13 -7 -5 1
2016 112 467 5 3 -5 -2 2
2017 118 500 6 5 -1 -2 7
2018 231 975 3 12 -9 -4 1
2019 122 487 1 4 -6 -1 -2
2020 91 412 4 5 -3 -3 3
2021 272 1,112 12 22 -12 -6 16
2022 267 1,090 7 16 -11 -4 8
2023 83 338 3 -1 -2 -1 -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 1,140 46.1 64.2 77.4 32.6 62.5 44.9 55.7 47.1 27.2 6.1 78.3
2016 471 49.3 59.9 79.1 29.7 66.2 40.6 58.4 44.6 25.2 9.8 78.3
2017 500 52.2 64.0 74.3 26.4 52.4 41.8 60.2 46.0 30.9 10.6 75.5
2018 975 49.3 62.6 77.1 23.5 60.3 43.8 61.9 42.8 26.9 7.0 76.5
2019 487 47.6 67.7 72.0 25.1 68.8 39.6 60.7 45.4 29.0 8.0 82.1
2020 357 50.7 68.0 78.9 19.3 64.7 43.1 58.2 44.0 24.2 9.8 71.4
2021 1,074 51.1 68.7 70.3 21.9 59.1 42.8 56.8 45.8 31.9 9.5 81.4
2022 1,090 51.1 61.4 79.2 23.6 65.1 41.7 66.3 42.9 24.4 8.3 71.1
2023 338 49.1 62.0 81.6 19.2 60.6 45.0 59.5 40.2 23.5 5.6 78.9
Player 6,432 49.5 64.3 76.1 25.3 62.2 42.8 59.9 44.6 27.4 8.1 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
2015 40 65 50 33 22 53 6 95 81 85 4 82 80 59 66 1
2016 44 75 7
2017 42 64 7
2018 60 83 76 52 38 72 26 5 27 89 4 66 8 26 61 7
2019 11 40 6
2020 25 45 34 29 34 65 41 45 42 48 33 32 3 38 93 8
2021 77 88 79 62 71 81 67 60 76 90 34 85 1 49 84 4
2022 69 80 70 54 61 72 68 90 81 67 20 40 3 30 86 4
2023 12 78 4
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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 22.8 3 1.6 1 0 1 1 33.3
2017 24.4 4 3.8 0 0 3 1 25.0
2018 22.5 9 7.9 1 2 3 5 55.6
2019 22.8 3 4.4 -1 3 4 1 33.3
2020 23.7 3 3.1 0 2 1 2 66.7
2021 24.9 8 7.2 1 3 3 5 62.5
2022 26.0 6 7.4 -1 3 8 3 50.0
2023 23.7 3 3.2 0 2 2 1 33.3
Player 23.9 39 38.5 1 15 25 19 48.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
2017 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3
2018 9 9 7 9 8 8 8 9 7 7 8 9 7 7 8 9 8 8 7 8 8 7 10 8 8 7 8 8 8 7 6
2019 3 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 6 6 6 5 3 4 6 6 4 2
2020 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 2
2021 8 7 7 7 6 6 8 9 5 6 6 8 9 6 6 9 8 6 7 7 8 7 10 8 7 7 6 7 8 7 7
2022 6 7 8 7 6 6 8 5 4 5 5 8 10 7 7 10 5 6 7 8 10 8 13 9 5 5 8 10 11 6 7
2023 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 2 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
Player 39 39 37 42 36 36 40 39 29 32 34 46 43 35 37 44 37 35 36 42 40 38 54 42 36 33 38 44 45 35 30
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 91.9 -1.3 92.4 0.5 91.3 -1.1 90.0 -1.3 92.5 2.5 93.5 1.0 92.7 -0.8 91.1 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 80.4 79.8 -0.6 80.6 0.8 79.6 -1.0 78.2 -1.4 81.2 3.0 82.5 1.3 81.2 -1.3 81.0 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 78.0 82.7 4.7 85.2 2.5 85.8 0.6 85.3 -0.5 88.0 2.7 88.0 0.0 87.3 -0.7 86.6 -0.7
Exit Velocity 85.7 87.8 2.1 86.8 -1.0 90.3 3.5 85.9 -4.4 88.6 2.7 88.3 -0.3 86.4 -1.9 90.5 4.1
Launch Angle 15.6 14.3 -1.3 16.5 2.2 13.7 -2.8 15.3 1.6 10.3 -5.0 19.2 8.9 19.1 -0.1 14.5 -4.6
Barrel % 8.0 2.8 -5.2 7.2 4.4 7.6 0.4 7.8 0.2 7.7 -0.1 6.6 -1.1 6.4 -0.2 7.3 0.9
Hard Hit % 28.8 31.0 2.2 31.9 0.9 38.2 6.3 35.1 -3.1 38.5 3.4 35.1 -3.4 33.9 -1.2 41.8 7.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.0 19.7 -15.3 24.6 4.9 23.7 -0.9 35.1 11.4 32.7 -2.4 27.8 -4.9 32.2 4.4 32.7 0.5
xBA .230 .196 -0.034 .178 -0.018 .207 0.029 .229 0.022 .244 0.015 .202 -0.042 .211 0.009 .244 0.033
BA .231 .250 0.019 .215 -0.035 .221 0.006 .243 0.022 .246 0.003 .192 -0.054 .223 0.031 .208 -0.015
xwOBA .312 .294 -0.018 .251 -0.043 .298 0.047 .318 0.020 .344 0.026 .286 -0.058 .289 0.003 .334 0.045
wOBA .306 .329 0.023 .279 -0.050 .316 0.037 .326 0.010 .325 -0.001 .274 -0.051 .288 0.014 .314 0.026
xSLG .385 .308 -0.077 .322 0.014 .352 0.030 .366 0.014 .434 0.068 .348 -0.086 .349 0.001 .418 0.069
SLG .376 .348 -0.028 .374 0.026 .402 0.028 .398 -0.004 .420 0.022 .332 -0.088 .343 0.011 .403 0.060
K% 27.3 19.5 -7.8 33.1 13.6 30.2 -2.9 22.1 -8.1 22.8 0.7 31.2 8.4 25.4 -5.8 20.2 -5.2
BB% 11.8 15.9 4.1 9.1 -6.8 13.6 4.5 13.9 0.3 10.1 -3.8 9.4 -0.7 10.1 0.7 13.1 3.0
Swing % 47.1 44.6 -2.5 46.0 1.4 42.8 -3.2 45.4 2.6 44.0 -1.4 45.8 1.8 42.9 -2.9 40.2 -2.7
Whiff% 27.2 25.2 -2.0 30.9 5.7 26.9 -4.0 29.0 2.1 24.2 -4.8 31.9 7.7 24.4 -7.5 23.5 -0.9
In Zone % 46.1 49.3 3.2 52.2 2.9 49.3 -2.9 47.6 -1.7 50.7 3.1 51.1 0.4 51.1 0.0 49.1 -2.0
Out of Zone % 53.9 50.7 -3.2 47.8 -2.9 50.7 2.9 52.4 1.7 49.3 -3.1 48.9 -0.4 48.9 0.0 50.9 2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 32.6 29.7 -2.9 26.4 -3.3 23.5 -2.9 25.1 1.6 19.3 -5.8 21.9 2.6 23.6 1.7 19.2 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 24.7 24.8 0.1 21.2 -3.6 25.5 4.3 28.7 3.2 24.1 -4.6 27.1 3.0 25.5 -1.6 20.2 -5.3
First Pitch Strike % 55.7 58.4 2.7 60.2 1.8 61.9 1.7 60.7 -1.2 58.2 -2.5 56.8 -1.4 66.3 9.5 59.5 -6.8