Braden Shipley
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 190LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 1, #15, Arizona Diamondbacks | Nevada - Reno
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 4 5 5.27 13 11 0 70 43 1.54
2017 0 1 5.76 10 3 0 25 18 1.84
2018 0 0 7.20 3 0 0 5 3 1.20
3 Seasons 4 6 5.49 26 14 0 100 64 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 13 4-5 5.27 70 43 1.54
2017 10 0-1 5.76 25 18 1.84
2018 3 0-0 7.20 5 3 1.20
3 Seasons 26 4-6 5.49 100 64 1.60
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2016 24 1181 234 19 8.1 6.2 90.1 112.6 11.3 31.6 .317 .529 .379 .389 .426 40.6 14.1 9.2 5.27 6.83
2017 25 487 87 7 8.0 5.8 88.5 113.5 13.8 33.3 .268 .466 .392 .353 .367 36.0 14.9 12.4 5.76 5.52
2018 26 82 15 3 20.0 14.3 89.2 107.8 7.8 26.7 .293 .571 .267 .415 .441 46.7 14.3 9.5 7.20 8.07
Player 1750 336 29 8.6 6.5 89.7 113.5 11.8 31.8 .303 .515 .377 .381 .411 39.7 14.3 10.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Shipley relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(36.6%) ,
Curveball
(30.5%) ,
Changeup
(22.0%) ,
Sinker
(11.0%) ,


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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
2016 44.9 21.8 28.6 4.7 36.8 38.9 21.8 1.3 30.8 21.8 30.8 5.1 8.1 6.2
2017 43.7 29.9 21.8 4.6 41.4 37.9 20.7 4.6 27.6 29.9 23.0 5.7 8.0 5.8
2018 46.7 20.0 26.7 6.7 46.7 46.7 6.7 6.7 40.0 13.3 13.3 6.7 20.0 14.3
Player 44.6 23.8 26.8 4.8 38.4 39.0 20.8 2.4 30.4 23.5 28.0 5.4 8.6 6.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2018 Changeup AZ R 18 85.5 28.0 -3.5 -11 16.5 2.9 21
2018 Curveball AZ R 25 79.6 59.2 5.5 10 4.1 -4.6 -53
2018 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 30 94.2 15.1 0.6 4 10.6 2.8 36
2018 Sinker AZ R 9 94.5 16.9 -4.3 -20 13.9 -0.9 -6
2017 Changeup AZ R 86 84.9 27.4 -2.4 -8 14.7 1.1 8
2017 Curveball AZ R 103 79.5 58.5 5.5 10 3.1 -4.4 -58
2017 Sinker AZ R 141 92.2 20.5 -0.8 -4 14.8 -0.3 -2
2017 Slider AZ R 9 87.6 29.5 -1.9 -6 4.2 -7.3 -238
2017 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 147 93.1 13.7 0.8 5 9.9 1.8 23
2016 Curveball AZ R 287 80.3 56.2 4.0 8 5.6 -3.3 -37
2016 Sinker AZ R 205 91.1 21.9 -0.6 -3 14.0 0.0 0
2016 Changeup AZ R 238 85.1 26.2 -4.9 -16 12.3 -0.2 -2
2016 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 443 92.2 17.6 -0.8 -5 8.4 0.7 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 %
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.1 -1 30 36.6 10 .125 .125 .230 18.2 10.0 16.7 .289 .566 .432 57.1
2018 Curveball -7.9 -2 25 30.5 5 .400 .400 .360 20.0 20.0 9.1 .282 .541 .350 50.0
2018 Changeup 6.2 1 18 22.0 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 33.3 33.3 .216 .223 .194 0.0
2018 Sinker 8.9 1 9 11.0 3 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 .454 1.184 .685 50.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -3.2 -5 147 30.2 41 .378 .757 .521 11.3 9.8 9.1 .302 .561 .394 36.4
2017 Sinker -0.8 -1 141 29.0 33 .259 .519 .400 12.1 15.2 16.7 .258 .402 .336 34.8
2017 Curveball -4.8 -5 103 21.1 21 .333 .556 .426 32.3 23.8 12.2 .323 .519 .406 69.2
2017 Changeup 2.8 2 86 17.7 23 .105 .158 .185 31.1 17.4 16.7 .159 .327 .260 12.5
2017 Slider -4.4 0 9 1.8 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .333 .414 .336 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 305 1,177 -4 6 -7 -4 -9
2017 119 486 2 -2 -7 -2 -9
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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 %
2016 1,181 42.2 68.1 85.5 27.2 68.3 43.4 58.5 44.5 18.9 5.9 71.4
2017 487 41.6 68.3 83.3 24.3 69.6 46.5 59.2 42.7 19.2 5.1 84.0
2018 82 41.5 64.7 86.4 25.0 66.7 34.1 47.6 41.5 20.6 8.5 71.4
Player 1,750 42.0 68.0 85.0 26.3 68.5 43.9 58.2 43.8 19.0 5.8 74.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2016 1 1 1 6 1 39 10 8 7 8 29 18 28 34 18 17 10
2017 47 19 9 23
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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 21.5 14 13.2 1 6 8 7 50.0
2017 23.9 5 4.8 0 3 3 3 60.0
Player 22.1 19 18.0 1 9 11 10 52.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 13 11 14 13 11 13 13 10 11 12 14 15 13 12 15 10 11 14 13 15 10 17 16 14 13 13 20 15 13 11
2017 5 4 6 5 6 4 6 3 4 3 5 8 4 4 4 5 3 3 4 5 4 5 7 5 5 5 4 8 5 6 4
Player 19 17 17 19 19 15 19 16 14 14 17 22 19 17 16 20 13 14 18 18 19 15 24 21 19 18 17 28 20 19 15
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.9 92.7 0.8 94.3 1.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.1 84.9 -0.2 85.5 0.6
Breaking Velocity 80.3 80.1 -0.2 79.6 -0.5
Exit Velocity 90.1 88.5 -1.6 89.2 0.7
Launch Angle 11.3 13.8 2.5 7.8 -6.0
Barrel % 8.1 8.0 -0.1 20.0 12.0
Hard Hit % 40.6 36.0 -4.6 46.7 10.7
Sweet Spot % 31.6 33.3 1.7 26.7 -6.6
xBA .317 .268 -0.049 .293 0.025
BA .293 .301 0.008 .222 -0.079
xwOBA .389 .353 -0.036 .415 0.062
wOBA .379 .392 0.013 .267 -0.125
xSLG .529 .466 -0.063 .571 0.105
SLG .542 .553 0.011 .222 -0.331
K% 14.1 14.9 0.8 14.3 -0.6
BB% 9.2 12.4 3.2 9.5 -2.9
Swing % 44.5 42.7 -1.8 41.5 -1.2
Whiff% 18.9 19.2 0.3 20.6 1.4
In Zone % 42.2 41.6 -0.6 41.5 -0.1
Out of Zone % 57.8 58.4 0.6 58.5 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 24.3 -2.9 25.0 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 27.5 30.0 2.5 14.3 -15.7
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 59.2 0.7 47.6 -11.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 301 .384 128 6 4.7 173 53 30.6
2017 Shifts 119 .388 63 3 4.8 56 9 16.1
2018 Shifts 21 .267 12 0 0.0 9 1 11.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 361 17.5 26.9% 2.2% 209 26.2 2.9% 28.7%
2017 114 15.3 43.0% 0.0% 121 24.9 0.0% 10.7%
2018 15 15.4 40.0% 0.0% 21 26.8 0.0% 28.6%
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Pitch Distribution