Brad Hand
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 3" 224LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 2, #52, Florida Marlins | Chaska HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 6 7 3.90 68 0 21 64.2 61 1.27
2022 3 2 2.80 55 0 5 45 38 1.33
2023 5 3 5.53 60 0 1 53.2 59 1.42
13 Seasons 40 55 3.75 579 43 132 772 782 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 68 6-7 3.90 64.2 61 1.27
2022 55 3-2 2.80 45 38 1.33
2023 60 5-3 5.53 53.2 59 1.42
13 Seasons 579 40-55 3.75 772 782 1.26
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 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 4.90
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 5.0 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 .327 .289 .279 .377 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 .316 .216 .247 .336 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 .329 .383 37.3 21.9 9.4 3.90 4.63
2022 32 817 131 7 5.3 3.5 87.2 107.4 14.3 32.8 .232 .367 .297 .324 .339 26.9 19.2 11.6 2.80 4.40
2023 33 969 150 11 7.3 4.7 88.8 109.6 14.2 38.0 .257 .401 .344 .329 .401 37.3 25.0 9.3 5.53 4.61
Player 9582 1511 95 6.3 3.9 87.8 114.2 12.9 34.3 .226 .369 .295 .298 .368 34.0 27.2 8.6
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

Hand relies on 3 pitches.
Sweeper
(49.8%) ,
Four Seamer
(33.2%) ,
Sinker
(16.9%) ,


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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
2015 48.4 19.9 28.8 2.9 34.6 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 42.0 24.4 26.0 7.6 47.3 31.3 21.4 6.1 32.1 26.7 21.4 6.1 5.3 3.5
2023 39.3 21.3 32.7 6.7 45.3 29.3 25.3 6.7 26.0 24.0 31.3 4.7 7.3 4.7
Player 43.0 24.0 26.5 6.6 37.2 35.7 26.5 4.3 31.9 25.5 24.4 6.4 6.3 3.9
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.7 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
2023 Sinker ATL L 164 92.7 23.5 1.9 9 15.6 1.3 9
2023 Sweeper ATL L 483 81.0 41.8 -0.5 -1 14.3 0.1 1
2023 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 322 92.6 19.6 -4.0 -26 11.2 4.3 63
2022 4-Seam Fastball PHI L 229 92.6 16.9 -2.0 -13 10.0 3.3 50
2022 Sinker PHI L 162 92.4 21.6 0.3 1 16.8 3.0 22
2022 Sweeper PHI L 425 79.3 47.9 2.4 5 16.4 0.9 6
2021 Sweeper NYM L 458 80.1 45.6 2.3 5 16.8 1.2 8
2021 Sinker NYM L 177 93.0 22.9 1.3 6 17.7 3.4 24
2021 4-Seam Fastball NYM L 441 92.9 16.8 -1.4 -9 11.9 4.8 67
2020 Sweeper CLE L 187 79.5 44.4 1.6 4 15.9 0.4 2
2020 Sinker CLE L 51 91.5 23.0 0.2 1 17.6 3.2 23
2020 4-Seam Fastball CLE L 123 91.4 17.6 -1.3 -8 11.6 4.5 63
2020 Curveball CLE L 2 76.1 60.7 2.1 4 13.0 6.4 98
2019 Sweeper CLE L 512 81.2 45.6 0.5 1 15.8 -1.1 -7
2019 Sinker CLE L 32 91.9 24.3 0.9 4 16.7 2.2 15
2019 4-Seam Fastball CLE L 402 92.7 17.4 -0.7 -4 11.4 2.9 35
2018 Sweeper CLE L 630 82.0 49.4 0.9 2 17.7 0.1 1
2018 4-Seam Fastball CLE L 352 93.8 18.1 -1.2 -7 10.5 2.0 23
2018 Sinker CLE L 184 93.3 28.1 5.2 23 16.5 1.3 8
2017 Sinker SD L 285 93.2 25.6 4.7 23 13.8 -2.0 -13
2017 Sweeper SD L 536 81.9 47.4 1.3 3 20.4 1.1 6
2017 4-Seam Fastball SD L 329 93.5 17.3 -2.3 -15 6.9 -1.6 -19
2017 Curveball SD L 43 77.2 65.2 5.3 9 16.3 8.6 112
2016 Sinker SD L 473 93.4 23.9 3.1 15 19.3 5.1 36
2016 4-Seam Fastball SD L 396 93.5 17.2 -1.3 -8 12.9 5.0 63
2016 Changeup SD L 11 87.7 26.6 -1.2 -4 13.5 1.9 16
2016 Curveball SD L 166 80.7 48.7 -4.4 -8 8.6 1.9 28
2016 Slider SD L 7 85.3 39.9 3.3 9 9.1 4.4 93
2016 Sweeper SD L 363 83.5 41.8 0.9 2 9.4 -1.6 -15
2015 Sinker MIA L 561 92.5 22.9 0.6 3 18.6 4.2 29
2015 Curveball MIA L 192 78.9 49.3 -5.3 -10 10.0 2.3 30
2015 Slider MIA L 126 84.8 37.1 -0.4 -1 4.9 -0.3 -5
2015 Changeup MIA L 161 86.2 26.2 -2.7 -9 12.8 0.4 3
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIA L 495 93.0 16.2 -0.2 -1 13.1 5.2 66
! 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 Sweeper -0.6 -3 483 49.8 119 .236 .415 .314 28.6 32.8 20.2 .214 .318 .270 29.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 1 322 33.2 74 .298 .474 .369 15.0 20.3 17.9 .260 .410 .360 36.7
2023 Sinker -1.0 -2 164 16.9 40 .324 .568 .404 17.3 12.5 20.8 .378 .624 .444 56.3
2022 Sweeper -0.8 -3 425 52.0 95 .222 .321 .289 22.0 25.3 16.7 .214 .297 .289 16.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 229 28.0 61 .200 .280 .318 18.3 19.7 15.6 .243 .487 .382 36.8
2022 Sinker 1.6 3 162 19.8 40 .235 .353 .342 11.1 5.0 8.0 .261 .361 .324 33.3
2021 Sweeper 0.7 3 458 42.6 109 .184 .286 .237 27.9 29.4 23.0 .192 .310 .250 24.6
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -3 441 41.0 113 .253 .462 .368 16.8 22.1 17.7 .260 .475 .365 43.7
2021 Sinker -1.8 -3 177 16.4 52 .306 .551 .384 15.4 7.7 17.4 .347 .594 .417 46.7
2020 Sweeper 2.0 4 187 51.5 37 .139 .167 .174 39.4 45.9 25.0 .138 .237 .173 21.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 1 123 33.9 38 .161 .290 .266 10.0 31.6 20.7 .131 .205 .243 35.0
2020 Sinker 2.8 1 51 14.0 11 .300 .500 .373 19.2 0.0 0.0 .435 .949 .586 50.0
2020 Curveball 0.4 0 2 0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sweeper 1.3 7 512 54.1 120 .204 .310 .257 42.6 43.3 28.9 .183 .314 .236 29.5
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 3 402 42.5 111 .270 .440 .340 19.9 28.8 22.7 .262 .427 .325 44.9
2019 Sinker -2.6 -1 32 3.4 6 .500 .833 .567 6.7 0.0 -- .432 .792 .505 50.0
2018 Sweeper 1.2 7 636 52.6 147 .158 .278 .247 40.5 44.9 30.1 .170 .269 .238 20.9
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 352 29.1 99 .202 .429 .326 27.2 34.3 24.1 .191 .380 .303 30.8
2018 Sinker -0.3 -1 184 15.2 45 .324 .514 .420 17.8 0.0 0.0 .310 .471 .403 40.5
2017 Sweeper 2.4 13 540 45.0 148 .104 .187 .183 45.5 52.7 32.0 .105 .157 .172 14.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball 2.3 8 329 27.4 83 .203 .365 .291 25.9 30.1 22.3 .160 .292 .245 28.6
2017 Sinker 0.8 2 285 23.7 77 .347 .528 .386 13.0 1.3 12.5 .383 .580 .418 34.2
2017 Curveball 2.0 1 44 3.7 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .323 .351 .291 50.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 311 92.6 88 16.4 10:15 10:30 -15
2023 Sinker 155 92.7 91 17.8 10:30 9:45 45
2023 Sweeper 477 81.0 58 15.2 4:00 3:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 229 92.6 86 17.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sinker 161 92.4 88 20.2 10:45 10:00 45
2022 Sweeper 425 79.3 68 18.4 4:15 3:45 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 429 92.9 89 19.1 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Sinker 176 93.0 90 20.2 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Sweeper 448 80.1 63 18.3 4:15 3:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 121 91.4 89 18.8 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Sinker 51 91.5 90 20.4 10:30 9:45 45
2020 Sweeper 181 79.5 52 16.8 4:00 3:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 262 1,082 -1 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 -1 9 -12 -5 -9
2016 360 1,434 8 19 -3 -4 21
2017 310 1,199 15 17 -3 -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 8 -11 -6 -3
2022 221 917 7 10 -10 -8 -2
2023 238 992 0 8 -6 -5 -3
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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 74.3
2016 1,447 47.3 61.9 80.0 29.3 53.4 41.1 58.5 44.7 28.4 6.6 76.0
2017 1,201 47.2 61.8 81.4 30.8 46.2 42.1 57.7 45.5 30.8 7.1 67.1
2018 1,210 50.2 57.9 76.5 25.7 46.7 41.6 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 7.7 79.5
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 39.7 62.7 42.8 20.7 7.5 80.2
2022 817 49.6 59.0 85.8 21.9 68.9 38.5 56.3 40.4 18.5 6.9 76.8
2023 969 49.0 62.3 86.5 28.1 54.0 40.9 60.0 44.9 22.3 8.0 73.1
Player 9,582 49.1 62.3 82.3 27.0 54.1 41.5 58.7 44.4 25.5 7.4 72.5
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 14 11 17 31 13 41 33 30 20 22 43 22 10 50 77 77 1
2016 89 93 87 71 87 61 60 51 22 93 21 84 56 57 88 85 1
2017 94 93 94 89 94 72 68 78 94 96 83 88 81 56 94 1
2018 82 93 85 67 70 72 51 96 93 96 32 91 24 60 91 1
2019 78 71 67 65 70 80 58 61 37 95 61 82 73 41 85 1
2020 95 95 85 62 98 65 34 64 76 92 92 37 32 21 88 2
2021 29 34 30 29 24 54 37 64 61 37 34 13 2 40 80 5
2022 27 74 5
2023 32 31 52 69 16 74 61 55 62 61 35 23 40 27 62 10
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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 9.2 -1 4 6 4 50.0
2017 24.3 9 7.7 1 1 4 5 55.6
2018 24.8 9 8.8 0 2 7 3 33.3
2019 21.5 6 6.6 -1 2 5 3 50.0
2020 -- 0 0.6 -1 2 1 0 --
2021 24.2 9 9.3 0 2 8 4 44.4
2022 26.1 3 4.1 -1 4 3 2 66.7
2023 24.2 7 7.1 0 2 7 2 28.6
Player 24.0 51 53.4 -2 19 41 23 45.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 10 8 11 10 9 10 9 7 8 9 11 10 10 9 11 5 9 10 10 10 6 10 10 10 9 9 11 10 10 6
2017 9 8 8 7 7 6 9 8 6 6 7 7 9 9 7 8 7 7 9 7 9 8 9 9 8 7 7 9 10 8 5
2018 9 11 5 9 9 9 11 8 8 8 9 11 9 6 9 9 8 8 9 10 9 8 10 9 8 8 10 10 10 9 7
2019 6 9 5 7 7 5 8 5 5 4 6 9 8 7 7 6 7 5 8 7 7 7 8 8 6 6 6 6 8 6 5
2020 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1
2021 9 12 8 8 9 9 11 10 7 5 8 8 10 7 10 10 9 11 12 10 9 8 12 11 9 9 11 10 9 9 8
2022 3 4 4 5