Brandon Finnegan
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 5' 11" 216LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #17, Kansas City Royals | Texas Christian
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 10 11 3.98 31 31 0 172 145 1.36
2017 1 1 4.15 4 4 0 13 16 1.69
2018 0 3 7.40 5 5 0 20.2 14 2.03
5 Seasons 16 18 4.11 67 44 0 260.2 230 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 31 10-11 3.98 172 145 1.36
2017 4 1-1 4.15 13 16 1.69
2018 5 0-3 7.40 20.2 14 2.03
5 Seasons 67 16-18 4.11 260.2 230 1.39
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
2015 22 751 130 10 7.7 5.1 88.3 112.3 7.6 27.7 .236 .411 .312 .329 .384 33.8 22.8 10.7 3.56 4.52
2016 23 2884 501 40 8.0 5.4 88.3 113.2 13.9 38.9 .258 .444 .324 .347 .389 35.5 19.8 11.4 3.98 5.21
2017 24 241 30 1 3.3 1.7 87.6 112.7 1.9 30.0 .179 .286 .317 .308 .305 27.6 27.1 22.0 4.15 4.07
2018 25 396 74 5 6.8 4.9 88.5 109.9 13.0 32.4 .300 .478 .399 .376 .393 41.9 13.6 14.6 7.40 6.31
Player 4272 735 56 7.6 5.1 88.3 113.2 12.2 35.9 .254 .434 .328 .344 .385 35.6 20.1 12.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Finnegan relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(36.6%) ,
Sinker
(29%) ,
Slider
(23%) ,
Changeup
(11.5%) ,


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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 55.4 18.5 21.5 4.6 31.5 45.4 23.1 2.3 46.2 16.9 16.9 6.2 7.7 5.1
2016 40.9 21.6 31.3 6.2 35.5 37.1 27.3 3.8 28.3 26.7 25.5 5.4 8.0 5.4
2017 53.3 20.0 26.7 0.0 40.0 40.0 16.7 0.0 50.0 16.7 16.7 10.0 3.3 1.7
2018 40.5 29.7 27.0 2.7 41.9 32.4 25.7 1.4 36.5 24.3 21.6 9.5 6.8 4.9
Player 43.9 21.8 29.0 5.3 35.6 38.2 26.0 3.1 33.2 24.4 23.3 6.1 7.6 5.1
MLB 44.7 23.4 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 4-Seamer CIN L 140 91.3 16.3 0.9 5 6.9 -0.6 -8
2018 Changeup CIN L 44 82.9 31.9 -1.0 -3 12.4 -1.2 -9
2018 Sinker CIN L 111 90.4 21.6 -2.9 -12 14.5 -0.3 -2
2018 Slider CIN L 88 81.8 44.3 1.7 4 4.7 -2.3 -33
2017 Changeup CIN L 45 84.3 25.7 -4.6 -15 8.4 -5.2 -38
2017 Sinker CIN L 102 92.5 14.3 -6.9 -33 10.2 -4.8 -32
2017 4-Seamer CIN L 63 93.5 9.9 4.7 32 3.7 -4.7 -56
2017 Slider CIN L 30 84.5 35.3 -1.3 -3 6.6 2.0 45
2016 Sinker CIN L 1,505 92.3 15.0 -4.6 -23 13.5 -0.4 -3
2016 Changeup CIN L 329 85.5 25.0 -4.0 -14 13.3 0.7 5
2016 Slider CIN L 671 84.0 35.7 -0.5 -1 1.9 -3.8 -67
2016 4-Seamer CIN L 365 92.3 13.9 1.1 7 5.7 -1.8 -24
2015 4-Seamer CIN L 8 91.7 -- -- 5.7 -1.3 -19
2015 Sinker CIN L 524 93.2 -- -- 14.3 0.1 0
2015 Slider CIN L 156 82.8 -- -- 8.2 2.4 41
2015 Changeup CIN L 50 85.7 -- -- 13.6 0.7 5
! 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-Seamer -1.4 -2 140 35.4 44 .306 .639 .424 14.3 13.6 13.3 .264 .450 .347 48.5
2018 Sinker -1.0 -1 111 28.0 23 .350 .550 .428 12.2 4.3 9.1 .372 .669 .474 42.1
2018 Slider -1.5 -1 88 22.2 21 .250 .400 .300 25.0 23.8 15.2 .270 .364 .294 26.7
2018 Changeup -4.5 -2 44 11.1 8 .571 .714 .581 16.7 0.0 0.0 .451 .534 .463 42.9
2017 Sinker 0.7 1 102 42.3 25 .158 .316 .320 24.4 16.0 21.1 .198 .380 .352 26.7
2017 4-Seamer -3.4 -2 63 26.1 18 .308 .308 .394 35.0 38.9 31.8 .212 .229 .334 16.7
2017 Changeup -2.6 -1 45 18.7 11 .222 .444 .355 50.0 27.3 50.0 .148 .271 .268 33.3
2017 Slider 2.7 1 30 12.4 4 .000 .000 .000 37.5 50.0 14.3 .051 .057 .049 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 58 221 2 1 -4 -1 -2
2015 197 751 1 8 -4 -3 2
2016 732 2,879 9 20 -16 -10 3
2017 58 240 2 2 -4 -2 -2
2018 96 383 -1 1 -5 -2 -6
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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 751 49.1 64.2 82.3 25.7 56.1 43.3 57.9 44.6 24.2 5.2 79.5
2016 2,884 47.9 65.5 81.7 27.2 63.6 44.3 54.6 45.5 22.5 7.2 76.9
2017 241 43.3 63.5 75.8 19.9 44.4 38.8 49.2 39.0 33.0 9.2 72.7
2018 396 48.3 71.4 84.1 23.7 78.7 38.1 54.9 45.5 16.1 8.4 93.8
Player 4,272 47.9 65.7 81.8 26.2 62.7 43.3 54.9 45.0 22.7 7.1 78.7
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
2015 57 32 29
2016 14 34 24 18 11 5 11 59 40 40 8 44 28 38 40 24
2017 50 48 37
2018 22 37 20
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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 22.7 29 26.7 2 13 20 11 37.9
2017 23.9 1 1.0 0 1 0 1 100.0
2018 23.8 5 4.0 1 0 5 1 20.0
Player 22.9 35 31.8 3 14 25 13 37.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 29 28 23 32 29 23 30 23 23 19 26 30 27 25 26 32 14 25 26 30 27 20 35 35 23 24 29 35 28 30 24
2017 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2018 5 4 2 3 4 5 6 5 4 2 5 5 4 3 4 5 4 5 2 6 3 3 6 5 2 4 3 5 4 5 3
Player 35 33 26 36 35 29 37 29 28 22 32 36 32 29 31 38 19 31 29 37 31 24 42 41 26 29 33 41 33 36 28
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 92.3 -0.9 92.9 0.6 90.9 -2.0
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.5 -0.2 84.3 -1.2 82.9 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 82.8 84.0 1.2 84.5 0.5 81.8 -2.7
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.3 0.0 87.6 -0.7 88.5 0.9
Launch Angle 7.6 13.9 6.3 1.9 -12.0 13.0 11.1
Barrel % 7.7 8.0 0.3 3.3 -4.7 6.8 3.5
Hard Hit % 33.8 35.5 1.7 27.6 -7.9 41.9 14.3
Sweet Spot % 27.7 38.9 11.2 30.0 -8.9 32.4 2.4
xBA .236 .258 0.022 .179 -0.079 .300 0.121
BA .216 .236 0.020 .196 -0.040 .318 0.122
xwOBA .329 .347 0.018 .308 -0.039 .376 0.068
wOBA .312 .324 0.012 .317 -0.007 .399 0.082
xSLG .411 .444 0.033 .286 -0.158 .478 0.192
SLG .409 .421 0.012 .304 -0.117 .553 0.249
K% 22.8 19.8 -3.0 27.1 7.3 13.6 -13.5
BB% 10.7 11.4 0.7 22.0 10.6 14.6 -7.4
Swing % 44.6 45.5 0.9 39.0 -6.5 45.5 6.5
Whiff% 24.2 22.5 -1.7 33.0 10.5 16.1 -16.9
In Zone % 49.1 47.9 -1.2 43.3 -4.6 48.3 5.0
Out of Zone % 50.9 52.1 1.2 56.7 4.6 51.7 -5.0
Out of Zone Swing % 25.7 27.2 1.5 19.9 -7.3 23.7 3.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 27.4 -3.1 27.1 -0.3 26.5 -0.6
First Pitch Strike % 57.9 54.6 -3.3 49.2 -5.4 54.9 5.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 721 .321 557 16 2.9 164 59 36.0
2017 Shifts 58 .323 50 1 2.0 8 0 0.0
2018 Shifts 100 .396 79 1 1.3 21 6 28.6
! 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 %
2014 41 20.7 0.0% 2.4% 13 22.2 0.0% 7.7%
2015 231 20.2 10.8% 6.9% 112 23.3 8.9% 20.5%
2016 853 17.3 25.0% 2.2% 473 23.5 5.7% 16.9%
2017 68 16.9 16.2% 1.5% 48 23.3 0.0% 2.1%
2018 81 14.7 59.3% 0.0% 82 22.1 0.0% 3.7%
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Pitch Distribution