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Brad Hand
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 224LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 7 4.09 65 0 21 61.2 58 1.30
11 Seasons 31 50 3.69 461 43 126 670.1 682 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 65 5-7 4.09 61.2 58 1.30
11 Seasons 461 31-50 3.69 670.1 682 1.24

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 88.7 111.4 8.3 34 .275 .431 .342 .338 .373 36.5 16.4 7.8 5.30 5.04
2016 26 1447 216 12 5.6 88.5 113.7 10.6 28.2 .196 .328 .258 .266 .338 37.9 30.5 9.9 2.92 3.04
2017 27 1201 180 9 5 86.1 112.1 11.5 29.4 .192 .302 .255 .251 .331 26.7 33.4 6.4 2.15 2.71
2018 28 1210 158 11 7 85.7 112 12 34.2 .194 .334 .289 .281 .379 28.2 35.2 9.3 2.75 3.34
2019 29 946 136 9 6.6 88.2 114.1 20.7 47.8 .226 .379 .292 .284 .409 38.2 34.7 7.4 3.30 3.58
2020 30 363 49 4 8.2 87.5 108 24.2 32.7 .174 .317 .216 .247 .337 32.7 33.7 4.7 2.04 2.56
2021 31 1034 179 16 8.9 88.1 114.2 14.1 36.9 .254 .436 .317 .334 .390 38 21.7 9 4.09 4.88
7754 1224 78 6.4 87.7 114.2 12.6 34.2 .222 .366 .290 .291 .366 34.5 28.2 8.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hand relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(42.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(40.2%) ,
Sinker
(17.6%) ,
Curveball
(0.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Slider 435 300 135 42.1 80.2 102 91 18 12 4 0 2 30 64 .198 .202 .308 .319 .252 .262 82.4 14 2278 5.5 26.9 22.2
2021 4-Seam Fastball 416 234 182 40.2 93.0 110 90 23 14 3 2 4 25 69 .256 .258 .467 .466 .351 .365 90.2 18 2379 5.6 18.1 18.7
2021 Sinker 182 167 15 17.6 93.0 51 48 15 9 3 0 3 3 46 .313 .345 .563 .600 .373 .408 89.3 5 2301 5.6 12.9 12.0
2021 Curveball 1 1 0 0.1 78.1 2313 5.5
2020 Slider 184 168 16 50.7 79.6 37 36 5 4 1 0 0 17 19 .139 .138 .167 .237 .149 .173 84.6 25 2385 5.4 38.6 25.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 124 101 23 34.2 91.4 39 32 5 2 2 1 0 12 21 .156 .135 .281 .207 .245 .231 89.1 28 2453 5.5 9.8 20.7
2020 Sinker 50 50 0 13.8 91.5 10 9 3 1 2 0 0 0 9 .333 .459 .556 1.027 .373 .616 89.9 14 2438 5.5 20.0 0.0
2020 Curveball 5 5 0 1.4 76.0 2368 5.3 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2016 47.2 22.7 22.2 7.9 31.9 40.7 25.5 1.4 38.4 23.1 21.3 8.3 5.6
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
2018 46.2 19 27.2 7.6 34.2 37.3 28.5 3.8 36.1 22.8 22.8 4.4 7
2019 27.9 26.5 36 9.6 43.4 30.1 26.5 3.7 22.1 30.1 28.7 8.8 6.6
2020 26.5 34.7 30.6 8.2 32.7 38.8 28.6 4.1 14.3 42.9 20.4 10.2 8.2
2021 42.5 30.7 22.3 4.5 39.1 36.3 24.6 6.1 28.5 25.7 21.2 9.5 8.9
43.5 23.7 26.3 6.5 35.4 36.9 27.4 3.8 32.7 25.3 24 6.6 6.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Curveball NYM L 1 78.1 53.2 -1 -2 26 18.7 256
2021 Slider NYM L 435 80.2 45.5 3.2 7 16.6 7.9 90
2021 Sinker NYM L 182 93 22.7 0.9 4 17.6 3 21
2021 4-Seamer NYM L 416 93 16.6 -1.3 -8 11.7 4.7 67
2020 4-Seamer CLE L 124 91.4 17.6 -1.4 -8 11.6 4.5 63
2020 Slider CLE L 184 79.6 44.3 1.1 2 15.9 7.3 85
2020 Sinker CLE L 50 91.5 23.1 0.1 0 17.7 3.1 21
2020 Curveball CLE L 5 76 53.4 -4.6 -8 14.1 6.9 97
2019 4-Seamer CLE L 401 92.7 17.4 -0.7 -4 11.4 3 35
2019 Sinker CLE L 33 91.9 24.3 0.2 1 16.6 1.6 11
2019 Slider CLE L 512 81.2 45.6 1.3 3 15.8 7 79
2018 Sinker CLE L 182 93.3 28.2 5.3 23 16.5 1.3 9
2018 Slider CLE L 630 82 49.4 3 6 17.7 6.6 59
2018 4-Seamer CLE L 354 93.8 18.1 -1.2 -7 10.5 2 24
2017 4-Seamer SD L 318 93.5 17.3 -2.3 -15 6.6 -1.9 -22
2017 Curveball SD L 43 77.2 65.2 5.3 9 16.3 8.6 113
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 Slider SD L 536 81.9 47.4 3.7 8 20.4 10.2 100
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 -1.1 -9
2016 Curveball SD L 449 82.1 45.6 -4 -8 9.2 3.5 61
2016 Slider SD L 86 85.4 39.2 3.9 11 7.1 4.2 148
2016 Sinker SD L 519 93.4 23 3.9 21 17.4 2.8 19
! 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 %
2021 Sinker 2 4 182 17.6 51 .313 .563 .377 12.9 5.9 12 .345 .6 .408 45.7
2021 Slider -0.2 -1 435 42.1 102 .198 .308 .254 26.9 29.4 22.2 .202 .319 .261 25
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 2 416 40.2 110 .256 .467 .364 18.1 22.7 18.7 .258 .466 .366 44.9
2021 Curveball 8.3 0 1 0.1
2020 Sinker -2.4 -1 50 13.8 10 .333 .556 .41 20 0 0 .459 1.027 .625 44.4
2020 Slider -2.5 -5 184 50.7 37 .139 .167 .15 38.6 45.9 25 .138 .237 .173 21.1
2020 4-Seamer -1 -1 124 34.2 39 .156 .281 .259 9.8 30.8 20.7 .135 .207 .243 38.1
2020 Curveball 0.8 0 5 1.4 100
2019 Sinker 2.6 1 33 3.5 6 .5 .833 .567 6.7 0 .432 .792 .505 50
2019 4-Seamer -0.8 -3 401 42.4 111 .27 .44 .34 19.9 28.8 22.7 .262 .427 .325 44.9
2019 Slider -1.3 -7 512 54.1 120 .204 .31 .257 42.6 43.3 28.9 .183 .314 .236 29.5
2018 Sinker 0.6 1 182 15 45 .324 .514 .42 18.3 0 0 .333 .555 .439 37.8
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 0 354 29.3 99 .202 .429 .331 26.9 34.3 24.1 .189 .376 .3 30.8
2018 Slider -1.3 -8 636 52.6 147 .158 .278 .24 40.5 44.9 30.1 .17 .266 .237 20.9
2017 Curveball -2 -1 44 3.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .351 .291 50
2017 Sinker -0.8 -2 295 24.6 77 .347 .528 .386 14.5 1.3 12.5 .383 .58 .417 34.2
2017 4-Seamer -2.2 -7 318 26.5 83 .203 .365 .291 25.1 30.1 22.3 .16 .292 .245 28.6
2017 Slider -2.3 -13 540 45 148 .104 .187 .183 45.5 52.7 32 .105 .157 .172 14.3
2017 Changeup 5 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 404 93 88 19 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Sinker 181 93.1 91 20.2 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Slider 428 80.2 63 18.2 4:15 3:30 45
! 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
2011 262 1082 2 -7 8 6 8
2013 82 300 -5 0 1 0 -4
2014 471 1778 -8 0 7 7 5
2015 403 1538 1 -8 12 5 10
2016 356 1421 -8 -17 2 4 -19
2017 310 1199 -14 -17 4 5 -23
2018 299 1201 -13 -6 8 6 -5
2019 237 946 0 -14 3 2 -9
2020 92 392 -8 -3 4 2 -5
2021 263 1034 -4 -7 10 6 5
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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 1553 48.4 68.4 85.9 25.4 59.9 43.4 52.2 46.3 19.3 6.7 75
2016 1447 47.4 61.9 80 29.1 53.2 40.9 58.5 44.7 28.4 6.7 76
2017 1201 47.4 62 81 30.6 46.6 42.2 57.6 45.5 30.8 7.2 67.4
2018 1210 50.2 57.9 76.5 25.7 46.7 41.5 59.1 42.1 32.4 8.8 62.1
2019 946 50.7 63.1 78.9 31.3 49.3 42.4 66.5 47.5 30.7 7.8 78.4
2020 363 51.2 59.7 81.1 26 60.9 44.4 57 43.3 24.8 7.2 57.7
2021 1034 51.4 62.3 84.3 21.9 60.9 39.2 63.3 42.6 20.2 7.6 79.7
7754 49.1 62.7 81.4 27.3 53 41.8 58.7 44.7 26.6 7.4 72
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 11 8 14 28 11 41 33 30 23 22 43 22 11 52 76 78
2016 88 94 86 69 85 61 60 51 23 93 21 84 88 60 87 78
2017 94 93 94 88 93 72 68 78 94 96 83 88 94 61 92 98
2018 77 92 83 59 69 68 38 96 94 96 32 91 77 64 89
2019 77 69 66 64 67 80 57 61 36 95 61 82 77 46 83
2020 94 95 84 61 98 65 34 64 76 92 92 37 94 29 86 32
2021 23 25 26 26 20 52 32 65 55 36 41 10 23 45 76 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.5 6 6.8 -1 2 7 2 33.3
2020 0 0.2 0 3 0 0
2021 24.2 9 8.6 0 0 8 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 8 10 8 8 6 5 8 6 8 7 6 4 6 6 9 4 7 7 7 4 6 5 9 7 8 7 7 8 5 9
2020 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2021 9 8 7 10 12 7 8 12 9 8 10 11 4 8 8 11 5 9 9 9 5 7 8 9 10 10 10 8 8 7 12
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
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
Offspeed Velocity 86.2 87.4 1.2 87.5 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81.2 82.6 1.4 81.5 -1.1 82 0.5 81.2 -0.8 79.5 -1.7 80.2 0.7
Exit Velocity 88.7 88.5 -0.2 86.1 -2.4 85.7 -0.4 88.2 2.5 87.5 -0.7 88.1 0.6
Launch Angle 8.3 10.6 2.3 11.5 0.9 12 0.5 20.7 8.7 24.2 3.5 14.1 -10.1
Barrel % 5.6 5.6 0 5 -0.6 7 2 6.6 -0.4 8.2 1.6 8.9 0.7
Hard Hit % 36.5 37.9 1.4 26.7 -11.2 28.2 1.5 38.2 10 32.7 -5.5 38 5.3
Sweet Spot % 34 28.2 -5.8 29.4 1.2 34.2 4.8 47.8 13.6 32.7 -15.1 36.9 4.2
xBA .275 .196 -0.079 .192 -0.004 .194 0.002 .226 0.032 .174 -0.052 .254 0.08
BA .292 .195 -0.097 .191 -0.004 .198 0.007 .242 0.044 .169 -0.073 .245 0.076
xwOBA .338 .266 -0.072 .251 -0.015 .281 0.03 .284 0.003 .247 -0.037 .334 0.087
wOBA .342 .258 -0.084 .255 -0.003 .289 0.034 .292 0.003 .216 -0.076 .317 0.101
xSLG .431 .328 -0.103 .302 -0.026 .334 0.032 .379 0.045 <