Brad Hand
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 224LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 2, #52, Florida Marlins | Chaska HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 1 2.20 41 0 4 32.2 28 1.19
12 Seasons 34 51 3.61 505 43 130 706.0 713 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 41 2-1 2.20 32.2 28 1.19
12 Seasons 505 34-51 3.61 706.0 713 1.24

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
2015 25 1553 306 17 5.6 4.2 88.7 111.4 8.3 34.0 .277 .434 .342 .340 .377 36.3 16.4 7.8 5.30 4.87
2016 26 1447 216 12 5.6 3.3 88.5 113.7 10.6 28.2 .198 .331 .258 .268 .343 37.5 30.5 9.9 2.92 2.98
2017 27 1201 180 9 5 2.9 86.1 112.1 11.5 29.4 .192 .302 .255 .251 .331 26.7 33.4 6.4 2.15 2.66
2018 28 1210 158 10 6.3 3.3 85.7 112.0 12.1 33.5 .193 .326 .289 .279 .376 28.8 35.2 9.3 2.75 3.25
2019 29 946 136 9 6.6 3.7 88.2 114.1 20.7 47.8 .226 .379 .292 .284 .409 38.2 34.7 7.4 3.30 3.51
2020 30 363 49 4 8.2 4.7 87.5 108.0 24.2 32.7 .174 .317 .216 .247 .337 32.7 33.7 4.7 2.04 2.54
2021 31 1076 185 16 8.6 5.8 88.2 114.2 14.4 36.2 .250 .432 .310 .330 .384 37.3 21.9 9.4 3.90 4.66
2022 32 571 88 3 3.4 2.2 86.1 107.4 11.9 33.0 .205 .304 .268 .301 .298 25.3 20.3 12.3 2.20 3.72
Player 8367 1318 80 6.1 3.8 87.6 114.2 12.6 34.0 .221 .362 .287 .292 .363 33.8 27.7 8.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hand relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(53.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(30.5%) ,
Sinker
(16.3%) ,


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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 48.4 19.9 28.8 2.9 35.3 35.6 29.1 3.9 35.3 21.2 27.1 4.9 5.6 4.2
2016 47.2 22.7 22.2 7.9 31.9 40.3 25.0 1.4 38.4 23.1 21.3 8.3 5.6 3.3
2017 46.1 23.3 21.7 8.9 31.7 39.4 28.9 3.9 35.6 28.3 23.3 3.9 5.0 2.9
2018 46.2 19.0 27.2 7.6 34.2 37.3 28.5 3.8 36.1 23.4 22.8 4.4 6.3 3.3
2019 27.9 26.5 36.0 9.6 43.4 30.1 26.5 3.7 22.1 30.1 28.7 8.8 6.6 3.7
2020 26.5 42.9 22.4 8.2 32.7 38.8 28.6 4.1 14.3 42.9 20.4 10.2 8.2 4.7
2021 42.2 31.9 21.6 4.3 38.4 37.3 24.3 6.5 28.1 26.5 20.5 9.7 8.6 5.8
2022 44.3 21.6 26.1 8.0 47.7 31.8 20.5 5.7 35.2 26.1 19.3 6.8 3.4 2.2
Player 43.6 24.1 25.9 6.5 36.1 36.6 26.8 3.9 32.8 25.6 23.6 6.7 6.1 3.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 PHI L 174 92.5 17.2 -2.1 -14 10.4 3.8 58
2022 Slider PHI L 303 79.1 47.9 3.9 9 16.6 6.4 63
2022 Sinker PHI L 93 92.3 22.2 0.7 3 17.4 3.5 25
2021 Sinker NYM L 184 93.0 22.9 1.2 6 17.5 3.2 22
2021 Slider NYM L 458 80.1 45.6 3.1 7 16.8 7.9 89
2021 4-Seamer NYM L 434 92.9 16.7 -1.3 -9 11.9 4.8 68
2020 Sinker CLE L 50 91.5 23.1 0.2 1 17.7 3.3 23
2020 Slider CLE L 184 79.6 44.3 1.0 2 15.9 7.5 90
2020 4-Seamer CLE L 124 91.4 17.6 -1.4 -8 11.6 4.5 63
2020 Curveball CLE L 5 76.0 53.4 -4.7 -8 14.1 6.9 95
2019 Slider CLE L 512 81.2 45.6 1.3 3 15.8 7.0 79
2019 4-Seamer CLE L 401 92.7 17.4 -0.7 -4 11.4 2.9 35
2019 Sinker CLE L 33 91.9 24.3 0.7 3 16.6 2.1 14
2018 Sinker CLE L 182 93.3 28.2 5.3 23 16.5 1.3 9
2018 Slider CLE L 630 82.0 49.4 3.0 6 17.7 6.6 59
2018 4-Seamer CLE L 354 93.8 18.1 -1.2 -7 10.5 2.0 24
2017 Sinker SD L 295 93.2 25.3 4.4 21 13.9 -1.9 -12
2017 Changeup SD L 1 87.5 30.8 2.7 10 9.2 -4.1 -30
2017 Curveball SD L 43 77.2 65.2 5.3 9 16.3 8.6 113
2017 Slider SD L 536 81.9 47.4 3.7 8 20.4 10.2 100
2017 4-Seamer SD L 318 93.5 17.3 -2.3 -15 6.6 -1.9 -22
2016 4-Seamer SD L 349 93.5 16.1 -1.7 -12 11.7 2.8 31
2016 Changeup SD L 13 87.4 27.2 -0.1 0 11.0 -1.1 -9
2016 Curveball SD L 449 82.1 45.6 -4.0 -8 9.2 3.5 61
2016 Sinker SD L 519 93.4 23.0 3.9 21 17.4 2.8 19
2016 Slider SD L 86 85.4 39.2 3.9 11 7.1 4.2 147
! 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 Slider 0.4 1 303 53.1 71 .186 .237 .253 22.8 25.4 18.2 .214 .279 .291 18.6
2022 4-Seamer -0.1 0 174 30.5 42 .182 .212 .294 19.4 19.0 14.5 .180 .331 .323 28.0
2022 Sinker -5.3 -5 93 16.3 24 .190 .286 .278 15.0 8.3 12.5 .219 .333 .296 36.8
2021 Slider -0.7 -3 458 42.6 109 .184 .286 .237 27.9 29.4 23.0 .192 .311 .250 24.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.7 3 434 40.3 113 .250 .457 .368 17.9 22.1 18.1 .263 .476 .370 43.7
2021 Sinker 1.9 4 184 17.1 52 .313 .563 .384 13.0 7.7 15.4 .345 .597 .409 46.7
2020 Slider -2.1 -4 184 50.7 37 .139 .167 .174 38.6 45.9 25.0 .138 .237 .173 21.1
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -1 124 34.2 39 .156 .281 .259 9.8 30.8 20.7 .135 .207 .243 38.1
2020 Sinker -2.4 -1 50 13.8 10 .333 .556 .410 20.0 0.0 0.0 .459 1.027 .625 44.4
2020 Curveball 0.8 0 5 1.4 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider -1.3 -7 512 54.1 120 .204 .310 .257 42.6 43.3 28.9 .183 .314 .236 29.5
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -3 401 42.4 111 .270 .440 .340 19.9 28.8 22.7 .262 .427 .325 44.9
2019 Sinker 2.7 1 33 3.5 6 .500 .833 .567 6.7 0.0 -- .432 .792 .505 50.0
2018 Slider -1.2 -7 636 52.6 147 .158 .278 .247 40.5 44.9 30.1 .170 .266 .237 20.9
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 0 354 29.3 99 .202 .429 .326 26.9 34.3 24.1 .191 .380 .303 30.8
2018 Sinker 0.4 1 182 15.0 45 .324 .514 .420 18.3 0.0 0.0 .311 .473 .404 40.5
2017 Slider -2.4 -13 540 45.0 148 .104 .187 .183 45.5 52.7 32.0 .105 .157 .172 14.3
2017 4-Seamer -2.2 -7 318 26.5 83 .203 .365 .291 25.1 30.1 22.3 .160 .292 .245 28.6
2017 Sinker -0.9 -3 295 24.6 77 .347 .528 .386 14.5 1.3 12.5 .383 .581 .418 34.2
2017 Curveball -2.0 -1 44 3.7 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .323 .351 .291 50.0
2017 Changeup 5.0 0 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 4-Seam Fastball 122 91.4 89 18.8 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Sinker 50 91.5 90 20.4 10:30 9:45 45
2020 Slider 178 79.6 52 16.8 4:00 3:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 422 92.9 89 19.1 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Sinker 183 93.0 91 20.0 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Slider 448 80.1 63 18.3 4:15 3:30 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 174 92.5 86 17.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sinker 93 92.3 88 20.4 10:45 10:00 45
2022 Slider 303 79.1 68 18.6 4:15 3:45 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 262 1,082 2 -7 8 6 8
2013 82 300 -5 0 1 0 -4
2014 471 1,778 -9 0 7 7 4
2015 405 1,546 0 -9 12 5 9
2016 360 1,434 -9 -19 3 4 -21
2017 310 1,199 -15 -17 4 5 -23
2018 299 1,201 -12 -6 8 6 -5
2019 237 946 0 -14 3 2 -9
2020 92 392 -7 -3 4 2 -5
2021 274 1,076 -6 -7 11 6 4
2022 137 570 -12 -5 7 6 -4
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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 1,553 48.5 68.4 86.0 25.3 59.9 43.4 52.2 46.3 19.3 6.8 75.2
2016 1,447 47.2 61.9 79.9 29.3 53.6 40.9 58.5 44.7 28.4 6.6 76.0
2017 1,201 47.4 62.0 81.0 30.6 46.6 42.2 57.7 45.5 30.8 7.2 67.4
2018 1,210 50.2 57.9 76.5 25.7 46.7 41.5 59.5 42.1 32.4 8.8 62.1
2019 946 50.7 63.1 78.9 31.3 49.3 42.4 67.4 47.5 30.7 7.8 78.4
2020 363 51.2 59.7 81.1 26.0 60.9 44.4 57.0 43.3 24.8 7.2 57.7
2021 1,076 51.1 62.4 83.7 22.2 60.7 39.5 62.7 42.8 20.7 7.6 80.5
2022 571 50.2 55.9 84.4 19.7 66.1 36.5 58.7 38.0 20.3 6.7 76.3
Player 8,367 49.2 62.2 81.5 26.8 53.7 41.5 58.8 44.3 26.2 7.3 72.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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 14 11 17 31 13 41 33 30 20 22 43 22 9 52 77 75 1
2016 89 93 87 71 87 61 60 51 22 93 21 84 55 61 87 76 1
2017 94 93 94 89 94 72 68 78 94 96 83 88 78 61 93 1
2018 82 93 86 69 71 72 51 96 93 96 32 91 24 65 89 1
2019 78 71 67 65 70 80 58 61 37 95 61 82 73 46 83 1
2020 95 95 85 62 98 65 34 64 76 92 92 37 32 28 87 2
2021 28 35 30 29 25 54 37 64 61 37 34 13 2 46 76 4
2022 58 85 91 89 17 95 95 91 98 34 6 13 1 33 74 5
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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 23.0 8 9.4 -1 4 7 3 37.5
2017 24.3 9 7.4 2 2 3 5 55.6
2018 24.8 9 8.9 0 4 8 2 22.2
2019 21.5 6 7.2 -1 3 7 2 33.3
2020 -- 0 0.6 -1 1 2 0 --
2021 24.2 9 9.2 0 2 8 4 44.4
2022 -- 0 1.0 -1 1 2 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 10 12 10 9 11 10 10 10 8 11 9 8 6 10 10 10 10 6 10 13 4 9 10 9 11 10 9 7 10 10
2017 9 9 7 7 7 8 6 8 7 7 6 9 6 6 7 7 6 10 6 8 8 6 7 9 8 7 9 7 8 7 8
2018 9 9 12 6 9 9 9 11 10 6 9 8 7 7 9 11 10 9 6 9 11 8 8 10 9 11 10 8 9 8 10
2019 6 8 10 7 7 7 5 9 9 7 7 6 5 6 6 9 6 8 6 6 8 7 6 8 8 8 8 6 9 5 9
2020 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
2021 9 10 8 6 10 10 8 12 9 8 8 10 5 7 8 11 10 9 8 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 11 8 7 9 12
2022 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3
! 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 92.7 93.4 0.7 93.4 0 93.6 0.2 92.7 -0.9 91.4 -1.3 93 1.6 92.4 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 86.2 87.4 1.2 87.5 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81.2 82.7 1.5 81.5 -1.2 82 0.5 81.2 -0.8 79.5 -1.7 80.1 0.6 79.1 -1
Exit Velocity 88.7 88.5 -0.2 86.1 -2.4 85.7 -0.4 88.2 2.5 87.5 -0.7 88.2 0.7 86.1 -2.1
Launch Angle 8.3 10.6 2.3 11.5 0.9 12.1 0.6 20.7 8.6 24.2 3.5 14.4 -9.8 11.9 -2.5
Barrel % 5.6 5.6 0 5 -0.6 6.3 1.3 6.6 0.3 8.2 1.6 8.6 0.4 3.4 -5.2
Hard Hit % 36.3 37.5 1.2 26.7 -10.8 28.8 2.1 38.2 9.4 32.7 -5.5 37.3 4.6 25.3 -12
Sweet Spot % 34 28.2 -5.8 29.4 1.2 33.5 4.1 47.8 14.3 32.7 -15.1 36.2 3.5 33 -3.2
xBA .277 .198 -0.079 .192 -0.006 .193 0.001 .226 0.033 .174 -0.052 .25 0.076 .205 -0.045
BA .292 .195 -0.097 .191 -0.004 .198 0.007 .242 0.044 .169 -0.073 .235 0.066 .193 -0.042
xwOBA .34 .268 -0.072 .251 -0.017 .279 0.028 .284 0.005 .247 -0.037 .33 0.083 .301 -0.029
wOBA .342 .258 -0.084 .255 -0.003 .289 0.034 .292 0.003 .216 -0.076 .31 0.094 .268 -0.042
xSLG .434 .331 -0.103 .302 -0.029 .326 0.024 .379 0.053 .317 -0.062 .432 0.115 .304 -0.128
SLG .432 .313 -0.119 .319 0.006 .359 0.04 .384 0.025 .26 -0.124 .408 0.148 .246 -0.162
K% 16.4 30.5 14.1 33.4 2.9 35.2 1.8 34.7 -0.5 33.7 -1 21.9 -11.8 20.3 -1.6
BB% 7.8 9.9 2.1 6.4 -3.5 9.3 2.9 7.4 -1.9 4.7 -2.7 9.4 4.7 12.3 2.9
Swing % 46.3 44.7 -1.6 45.5 0.8 42.1 -3.4 47.5 5.4 43.3 -4.2 42.8 -0.5 38 -4.8
Whiff% 19.3 28.4 9.1 30.8 2.4 32.4 1.6 30.7 -1.7 24.8 -5.9 20.7 -4.1 20.3 -0.4
In Zone % 48.5 47.2 -1.3 47.4 0.2 50.2 2.8 50.7 0.5 51.2 0.5 51.1 -0.1 50.2 -0.9
Out of Zone % 51.5 52.8 1.3 52.6 -0.2 49.8 -2.8 49.3 -0.5 48.8 -0.5 48.9 0.1 49.8 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 29.3 4 30.6 1.3 25.7 -4.9 31.3 5.6 26 -5.3 22.2 -3.8 19.7 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 25 26.6 1.6 26.8 0.2 21.7 -5.1 27.2 5.5 22.1 -5.1 26.1 4 22.5 -3.6
First Pitch Strike % 52.2 58.5 6.3 57.7 -0.8 59.5 1.8 67.4 7.9 57 -10.4 62.7 5.7 58.7 -4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 350 .261 220 7 3.2 130 41 31.5
2017 310 .255 219 5 2.3 91 23 25.3
2018 292 .293 183 0 0.0 109 10 9.2
2019 237 .292 174 2 1.1 63 17 27.0
2020 86 .216 77 5 6.5 9 2 22.2
2021 272 .312 190 34 17.9 82 30 36.6
2022 138 .268 83 15 18.1 55 19 34.5

Pitch Tempo