Brandon Hughes
P | B/T: S/L | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 16, #495, Chicago Cubs | Michigan State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 2 4.76 13 0 0 11.1 15 1.24
2 Seasons 2 5 3.39 70 0 8 69.0 83 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 13 0-2 4.76 11.1 15 1.24
2 Seasons 70 2-5 3.39 69.0 83 1.12

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
2022 26 973 144 16 11.1 6.7 88.8 112.4 19.0 39.6 .217 .393 .298 .305 .383 38.3 28.3 9.2 3.12 3.86
2023 27 184 27 2 7.4 4.2 90.0 106.6 12.8 33.3 .238 .427 .307 .327 .443 40.7 31.3 10.4 4.76 4.39
Player 1157 171 18 10.5 6.3 89.0 112.4 18.1 38.6 .220 .398 .299 .309 .393 38.7 28.8 9.4
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hughes relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(53.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(41.3%) ,
Sinker
(4.9%) ,


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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
2022 34.0 32.6 24.3 9.0 37.5 36.8 25.7 5.6 25.0 28.5 22.2 5.6 11.1 6.7
2023 44.4 33.3 22.2 0.0 59.3 29.6 11.1 7.4 29.6 18.5 29.6 7.4 7.4 4.2
Player 35.7 32.7 24.0 7.6 40.9 35.7 23.4 5.8 25.7 26.9 23.4 5.8 10.5 6.3
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2023 4-Seamer CHC L 76 93.3 16.4 -0.9 -6 11.0 3.4 45
2023 Sinker CHC L 9 93.1 21.5 -1.5 -7 17.0 1.5 10
2023 Slider CHC L 99 83.3 36.0 -2.1 -5 3.6 -3.1 -47
2022 Changeup CHC L 11 85.3 30.7 -1.9 -6 17.4 3.0 21
2022 4-Seamer CHC L 449 93.2 16.8 -1.1 -7 12.9 4.9 61
2022 Slider CHC L 425 82.9 36.6 -1.9 -5 3.9 -3.5 -48
2022 Sinker CHC L 46 93.2 21.6 -1.5 -7 16.3 1.0 7
! 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 Slider -1.0 -1 99 53.8 23 .182 .182 .187 55.8 39.1 26.5 .234 .286 .245 38.5
2023 4-Seamer 1.0 1 76 41.3 22 .222 .611 .393 13.8 27.3 24.0 .240 .608 .403 46.2
2023 Sinker 0.3 0 9 4.9 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 -- .265 .266 .472 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 460 47.3 118 .214 .456 .343 19.0 23.7 19.2 .241 .492 .355 43.4
2022 Slider -0.4 -2 435 44.7 97 .172 .356 .278 49.1 38.1 24.0 .190 .303 .271 29.4
2022 Sinker 0.7 0 46 4.7 16 .357 .357 .369 15.4 0.0 0.0 .255 .299 .299 42.9
2022 Changeup 1.9 0 11 1.1 -- -- -- 33.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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
2022 4-Seam Fastball 434 93.2 95 19.5 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Sinker 46 93.2 95 19.3 10:30 10:00 30
2022 Slider 416 82.9 21 5.1 2:00 2:15 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 76 93.3 95 18.5 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Slider 99 83.3 24 5.0 2:15 2:00 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 231 952 2 -13 2 6 -3
2023 47 184 -2 1 0 1 0
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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 %
2022 973 45.7 69.0 78.0 32.3 45.5 39.7 67.2 48.7 33.1 6.6 87.3
2023 184 42.9 63.3 80.0 31.4 30.3 40.8 61.7 45.1 39.8 4.9 66.7
Player 1,157 45.2 68.1 78.3 32.2 43.0 39.9 66.3 48.1 34.1 6.3 84.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2022 50 74 40 16 47 51 4 41 47 83 30 91 78 46 66 42
2023 50 63 55
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.6 11 8.5 3 2 7 4 36.4
2023 24.4 2 1.3 1 0 1 1 50.0
Player 24.6 13 9.8 3 2 8 5 38.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 11 9 6 8 7 8 8 7 5 5 7 9 11 8 9 13 9 7 10 8 10 9 12 11 7 6 10 10 12 8 6
2023 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1
Player 13 10 8 9 9 9 9 8 6 6 8 10 12 9 10 14 10 8 12 10 11 11 14 13 8 7 12 12 13 10 7
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 93.3 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 82.9 83.3 0.4
Exit Velocity 88.8 90.0 1.2
Launch Angle 19.0 12.8 -6.2
Barrel % 11.1 7.4 -3.7
Hard Hit % 38.3 40.7 2.4
Sweet Spot % 39.6 33.3 -6.3
xBA .217 .238 0.021
BA .200 .220 0.020
xwOBA .305 .327 0.022
wOBA .298 .307 0.009
xSLG .393 .427 0.034
SLG .395 .390 -0.005
K% 28.3 31.3 3.0
BB% 9.2 10.4 1.2
Swing % 48.7 45.1 -3.6
Whiff% 33.1 39.8 6.7
In Zone % 45.7 42.9 -2.8
Out of Zone % 54.3 57.1 2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 31.4 -0.9
First Pitch Swing % 36.1 27.7 -8.4
First Pitch Strike % 67.2 61.7 -5.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2022 231 .306 138 30 21.7 93 48 51.6
2023 47 .307 25 0 0.0 22 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 242 17.8 10.7% 0.4% 159 21.1 0.0% 5.0%
2023 21 16.2 33.3% 4.8% 19 19.6 15.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution