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

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 2 2.80 55 0 5 45.0 38 1.33
12 Seasons 35 52 3.62 519 43 131 718.1 723 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 55 3-2 2.80 45.0 38 1.33
12 Seasons 519 35-52 3.62 718.1 723 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 5.0 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 .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 32 817 131 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
Player 8613 1361 84 6.2 3.8 87.7 114.2 12.8 33.9 .223 .366 .290 .294 .364 33.7 27.4 8.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hand relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(52.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(29.9%) ,
Sinker
(18%) ,


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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 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
Player 43.4 24.2 25.9 6.5 36.4 36.4 26.7 4.0 32.5 25.6 23.7 6.6 6.2 3.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 Slider PHI L 425 79.3 47.9 3.8 9 16.4 6.2 60
2022 4-Seamer PHI L 244 92.6 17.1 -2.2 -14 10.3 3.6 54
2022 Sinker PHI L 147 92.4 21.8 0.5 2 17.1 3.3 24
2021 Slider NYM L 458 80.1 45.6 3.1 7 16.8 7.9 89
2021 4-Seamer NYM L 433 92.9 16.7 -1.3 -8 11.9 4.8 67
2021 Sinker NYM L 185 93.0 22.8 1.2 5 17.5 3.2 22
2020 Slider CLE L 184 79.6 44.3 1.0 2 15.9 7.5 89
2020 4-Seamer CLE L 124 91.4 17.6 -1.4 -8 11.6 4.5 63
2020 Sinker CLE L 50 91.5 23.1 0.2 1 17.7 3.3 23
2020 Curveball CLE L 5 76.0 53.4 -4.7 -8 14.1 6.9 95
2019 Sinker CLE L 33 91.9 24.3 0.7 3 16.6 2.1 14
2019 4-Seamer CLE L 401 92.7 17.4 -0.7 -4 11.4 2.9 35
2019 Slider CLE L 512 81.2 45.6 1.3 3 15.8 7.0 79
2018 4-Seamer CLE L 354 93.8 18.1 -1.2 -7 10.5 2.0 24
2018 Slider CLE L 630 82.0 49.4 3.0 6 17.7 6.6 59
2018 Sinker CLE L 182 93.3 28.2 5.3 23 16.5 1.3 9
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 4-Seamer SD L 318 93.5 17.3 -2.3 -15 6.6 -1.9 -22
2017 Slider SD L 536 81.9 47.4 3.7 8 20.4 10.2 100
2017 Curveball SD L 43 77.2 65.2 5.3 9 16.3 8.6 113
2016 Slider SD L 86 85.4 39.2 3.9 11 7.1 4.2 147
2016 Sinker SD L 519 93.4 23.0 3.9 21 17.4 2.8 19
2016 Curveball SD L 449 82.1 45.6 -4.0 -8 9.2 3.5 61
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
! 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 0.8 3 425 52.0 95 .222 .321 .289 22.0 25.3 16.7 .214 .297 .289 16.9
2022 4-Seamer 0.7 2 244 29.9 66 .222 .333 .342 17.3 18.2 15.2 .242 .472 .377 38.1
2022 Sinker -3.0 -4 147 18.0 35 .200 .267 .297 11.9 5.7 8.7 .265 .370 .324 31.0
2021 Slider -0.7 -3 458 42.6 109 .184 .286 .237 27.9 29.4 23.0 .192 .310 .250 24.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 2 433 40.2 112 .242 .451 .364 17.9 22.3 18.1 .265 .480 .372 44.3
2021 Sinker 2.4 4 185 17.2 53 .327 .571 .393 12.9 7.5 15.4 .340 .587 .403 45.7
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 .472 .403 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 421 92.9 89 19.1 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Sinker 184 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 244 92.6 86 17.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sinker 146 92.4 88 20.3 10:45 10:00 45
2022 Slider 425 79.3 68 18.4 4:15 3:45 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
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 221 917 -7 -10 10 8 2
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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 47.3 61.9 81.2 30.7 46.4 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 39.6 62.7 42.8 20.7 7.6 80.5
2022 817 49.6 59.0 85.8 21.9 68.9 38.5 56.3 40.4 18.5 6.9 76.8
Player 8,613 49.1 62.3 81.8 26.8 54.2 41.5 58.6 44.3 25.9 7.3 72.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! 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 53 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 79 61 93 1
2018 82 93 86 69 70 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 35 72 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 26.1 3 4.2 -1 3 4 2 66.7
Player 23.9 44 46.9 -3 19 39 18 40.9

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 3 7 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 2 2 4 3 4 6 5 4 4 8 3 2 5 5 4 5 2 5 2 7
Player 44 55 54 40 46 51 42 54 49 41 47 44 33 36 43 52 48 53 37 47 59 39 43 53 51 51 53 40 46 41 57
! 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 92.5 -0.5
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 79.3 -0.8
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 87.2 -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 14.3 -0.1
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 5.3 -3.3
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 26.9 -10.4
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 32.8 -3.4
xBA .277 .198 -0.079 .192 -0.006 .193 0.001 .226 0.033 .174 -0.052 .25 0.076 .232 -0.018
BA .292 .195 -0.097 .191 -0.004 .198 0.007 .242 0.044 .169 -0.073 .235 0.066 .223 -0.012
xwOBA .34 .268 -0.072 .251 -0.017 .279 0.028 .284 0.005 .247 -0.037 .33 0.083 .324 -0.006
wOBA .342 .258 -0.084 .255 -0.003 .289 0.034 .292 0.003 .216 -0.076 .31 0.094 .297 -0.013
xSLG .434 .331 -0.103 .302 -0.029 .326 0.024 .379 0.053 .317 -0.062 .432 0.115 .367 -0.065
SLG .432 .313 -0.119 .319 0.006 .359 0.04 .384 0.025 .26 -0.124 .408 0.148 .319 -0.089
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 19.2 -2.7
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 11.6 2.2
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 40.4 -2.4
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 18.5 -2.2
In Zone % 48.5 47.2 -1.3 47.3 0.1 50.2 2.9 50.7 0.5 51.2 0.5 51.1 -0.1 49.6 -1.5
Out of Zone % 51.5 52.8 1.3 52.7 -0.1 49.8 -2.9 49.3 -0.5 48.8 -0.5 48.9 0.1 50.4 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 29.3 4 30.7 1.4 25.7 -5 31.3 5.6 26 -5.3 22.2 -3.8 21.9 -0.3