Brandon Bielak
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 208LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 11, #331, Houston Astros | Notre Dame

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 3.65 5 0 0 12.1 12 1.22
3 Seasons 6 7 5.15 45 8 1 94.1 84 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 5 0-0 3.65 12.1 12 1.22
3 Seasons 45 6-7 5.15 94.1 84 1.48

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
2020 24 597 103 9 8.7 6.1 87.7 110.4 14.1 35.9 .294 .540 .411 .397 .442 39.8 17.6 11.5 6.75 7.22
2021 25 835 148 7 4.7 3.2 87.2 117.4 10.4 33.8 .246 .369 .314 .309 .343 34.5 21.1 9.6 4.50 4.03
2022 26 226 35 4 11.4 7.4 88.7 111.0 10.9 14.3 .215 .392 .322 .319 .352 40.0 22.2 7.4 3.65 4.25
Player 1658 286 20 7.0 4.8 87.6 117.4 11.8 32.2 .259 .432 .349 .341 .380 37.1 20.0 10.0
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

Bielak relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35%) ,
Sinker
(24.3%) ,
Curveball
(14.2%) ,
Slider
(14.2%) ,
Changeup
(12.4%) ,


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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
2020 36.9 28.2 28.2 6.8 35.0 38.8 26.2 4.9 30.1 20.4 22.3 12.6 8.7 6.1
2021 46.6 21.6 26.4 5.4 35.8 34.5 29.7 6.8 35.8 25.0 23.6 4.1 4.7 3.2
2022 51.4 37.1 5.7 5.7 37.1 34.3 28.6 5.7 34.3 25.7 20.0 2.9 11.4 7.4
Player 43.7 25.9 24.5 5.9 35.7 36.0 28.3 5.9 33.6 23.4 22.7 7.0 7.0 4.8
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 Sinker HOU R 55 93.2 21.9 0.4 2 16.2 1.7 12
2022 4-Seamer HOU R 79 93.4 13.9 0.5 3 7.3 0.5 7
2022 Curveball HOU R 32 79.8 58.4 6.7 13 5.7 -1.0 -15
2022 Slider HOU R 32 82.8 41.7 1.9 5 11.6 4.7 67
2022 Changeup HOU R 28 87.3 28.8 -0.9 -3 16.2 2.2 16
2021 Slider HOU R 141 83.0 40.0 1.3 3 9.8 3.3 50
2021 Sinker HOU R 132 93.2 20.6 -1.3 -6 13.5 -1.1 -7
2021 Changeup HOU R 96 88.2 27.6 -1.6 -6 16.5 2.0 14
2021 Cutter HOU R 44 90.0 25.4 0.1 0 2.5 0.2 10
2021 Curveball HOU R 87 80.3 59.0 8.5 17 6.6 -1.2 -15
2021 4-Seamer HOU R 335 94.0 15.8 -1.0 -7 5.2 -1.7 -24
2020 Curveball HOU R 50 79.7 59.2 7.1 14 6.5 -0.7 -9
2020 Cutter HOU R 80 88.9 27.5 -1.5 -6 3.8 1.7 77
2020 Slider HOU R 67 83.4 38.5 0.8 2 8.2 3.0 59
2020 4-Seamer HOU R 295 93.2 15.3 -0.2 -1 8.4 1.6 23
2020 Changeup HOU R 104 86.4 30.1 -0.1 0 16.2 2.5 18
2020 Sinker HOU R 1 89.3 15.9 -8.8 -35 9.5 -4.8 -33
! 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 4-Seamer -1.2 -1 79 35.0 20 .278 .500 .368 18.6 20.0 21.1 .238 .417 .325 50.0
2022 Sinker 3.0 2 55 24.3 14 .364 .636 .486 19.0 14.3 18.2 .313 .590 .453 44.4
2022 Curveball 0.6 0 32 14.2 8 .286 .286 .313 15.4 12.5 7.7 .149 .173 .214 16.7
2022 Slider -1.6 -1 32 14.2 5 .000 .000 .140 33.3 60.0 27.3 .043 .043 .173 0.0
2022 Changeup -6.3 -2 28 12.4 7 .000 .000 .000 23.1 28.6 16.7 .168 .433 .256 40.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 0 335 40.1 78 .295 .393 .382 23.8 17.9 13.6 .260 .395 .353 50.0
2021 Slider 4.1 6 141 16.9 36 .265 .676 .386 35.9 33.3 24.0 .212 .526 .313 30.4
2021 Sinker -0.6 -1 132 15.8 41 .250 .306 .305 10.0 7.3 16.7 .303 .359 .324 23.5
2021 Changeup -3.9 -4 96 11.5 27 .192 .231 .206 31.3 25.9 20.6 .248 .302 .258 15.8
2021 Curveball 0.1 0 87 10.4 24 .182 .227 .223 32.4 29.2 29.2 .153 .186 .195 46.7
2021 Cutter 2.8 1 44 5.3 12 .300 .300 .342 22.2 25.0 27.3 .267 .297 .322 14.3
2020 4-Seamer 1.1 3 295 49.4 64 .327 .712 .480 15.4 7.8 7.8 .345 .634 .461 47.9
2020 Changeup -1.6 -2 104 17.4 38 .125 .188 .224 43.9 28.9 24.4 .164 .218 .252 14.3
2020 Cutter 3.5 3 80 13.4 18 .471 .824 .561 30.4 11.1 9.5 .382 .797 .505 40.0
2020 Slider -0.1 0 67 11.2 18 .333 .556 .403 35.9 22.2 14.8 .301 .541 .358 35.7
2020 Curveball 7.9 4 50 8.4 10 .444 .778 .540 26.7 40.0 21.1 .276 .659 .416 80.0
2020 Sinker -- 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 148 596 2 -3 5 4 8
2021 218 835 -2 -10 9 5 2
2022 54 226 -2 -3 1 2 -1
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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 %
2020 597 44.9 67.5 79.6 28.3 58.1 43.7 56.8 45.9 27.4 5.2 77.4
2021 835 49.2 68.6 83.3 25.9 50.9 42.5 52.3 46.9 25.3 8.7 76.7
2022 226 53.5 63.6 87.0 18.1 52.6 40.3 51.9 42.5 19.8 8.8 80.0
Player 1,658 48.3 67.5 82.6 25.9 54.1 42.6 53.8 46.0 25.3 7.5 77.4
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
2020 3 6 5 7 4 28 29 61 31 14 22 54 55 43 73 35 3
2021 54 40 65 82 32 92 92 82 81 31 32 43 28 55 83 56 4
2022 47 75 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 22.4 9 8.3 1 4 5 4 44.4
2021 22.1 5 5.4 0 1 6 1 20.0
2022 24.5 2 2.0 0 0 2 1 50.0
Player 22.6 16 15.7 0 5 13 6 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 9 8 8 8 8 8 0 9 9 10 8 7 7 8 7 8 9 9 7 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 8 6 11 7 10
2021 5 5 7 4 7 7 6 7 6 5 6 6 3 2 4 6 6 6 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 3 4 6 8
2022 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 1 3 2 2 3 3
Player 16 16 16 14 17 17 7 18 16 17 16 15 11 11 12 16 16 18 16 16 17 15 15 16 17 16 16 11 17 16 21
! 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 92.3 93.5 1.2 93.3 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 86.4 88.2 1.8 87.3 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 81.8 81.9 0.1 81.3 -0.6
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.2 -0.5 88.7 1.5
Launch Angle 14.1 10.4 -3.7 10.9 0.5
Barrel % 8.7 4.7 -4 11.4 6.7
Hard Hit % 39.8 34.5 -5.3 40 5.5
Sweet Spot % 35.9 33.8 -2.1 14.3 -19.5
xBA .294 .246 -0.048 .215 -0.031
BA .305 .254 -0.051 .234 -0.02
xwOBA .397 .309 -0.088 .319 0.01
wOBA .411 .314 -0.097 .322 0.008
xSLG .54 .369 -0.171 .392 0.023
SLG .578 .381 -0.197 .383 0.002
K% 17.6 21.1 3.5 22.2 1.1
BB% 11.5 9.6 -1.9 7.4 -2.2
Swing % 45.9 46.9 1 42.5 -4.4
Whiff% 27.4 25.3 -2.1 19.8 -5.5
In Zone % 44.9 49.2 4.3 53.5 4.3
Out of Zone % 55.1 50.8 -4.3 46.5 -4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.3 25.9 -2.4 18.1 -7.8
First Pitch Swing % 27 24.8 -2.2 14.8 -10
First Pitch Strike % 56.8 52.3 -4.5 51.9 -0.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 148 .411 67 15 22.4 81 57 70.4
2021 207 .313 121 22 18.2 86 71 82.6
2022 54 .322 31 9 29.0 23 21 91.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 170 16.6 25.3% 0.6% 102 22.4 0.0% 10.8%
2021 234 18.7 9.0% 2.6% 145 22.5 0.0% 12.4%
2022 65 16.5 24.6% 3.1% 49 20.4 0.0% 6.1%
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Pitch Distribution