Brandon Pfaadt
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2020 | Rd: 5, #149, Arizona Diamondbacks | Bellarmine University
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 3 9 5.72 19 18 0 96 94 1.41
2024 4 6 3.97 19 19 0 113.1 104 1.16
2 Seasons 7 15 4.77 38 37 0 209.1 198 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 19 3-9 5.72 96 94 1.41
2024 19 4-6 3.97 113.1 104 1.16
2 Seasons 38 7-15 4.77 209.1 198 1.27
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 24 1612 298 35 11.7 8.3 90.1 113.4 18.2 37.2 .253 .457 .362 .325 .391 44.0 22.3 6.2 5.72 4.48
2024 25 1673 333 22 6.6 4.7 89.2 114.4 14.7 31.5 .243 .383 .295 .291 .351 39.9 22.3 5.6 3.97 3.38
Player 3285 631 57 9.0 6.4 89.6 114.4 16.3 34.2 .248 .418 .327 .307 .370 41.8 22.3 5.9
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Pfaadt relies on 6 pitches.
Four Seamer
(35.0%) ,
Sweeper
(28.6%) ,
Sinker
(21.1%) ,
Changeup
(10.2%) ,
Curveball
(4.1%) ,
Split Finger
(1.0%) ,


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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
2023 32.6 33.9 25.2 8.4 42.6 35.2 22.1 3.0 22.5 31.5 25.5 5.7 11.7 8.3
2024 43.5 27.6 21.6 7.2 44.4 31.2 24.3 2.4 29.1 27.9 28.5 4.5 6.6 4.7
Player 38.4 30.6 23.3 7.8 43.6 33.1 23.3 2.7 26.0 29.6 27.1 5.1 9.0 6.4
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Sweeper AZ R 479 84.5 31.7 -4.7 -13 11.6 -1.6 -12
2024 Changeup AZ R 171 87.6 32.4 0.6 2 15.5 1.1 8
2024 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 585 93.5 16.6 -0.9 -6 5.2 -2.4 -32
2024 Sinker AZ R 352 93.3 25.0 1.8 8 15.0 0.0 0
2024 Curveball AZ R 69 80.1 49.2 -2.7 -5 14.1 4.7 51
2024 Split-Finger AZ R 16 89.6 25.7 -5.6 -18 4.1 -7.3 -64
2023 Changeup AZ R 196 86.7 33.2 0.9 3 15.8 1.3 9
2023 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 730 93.7 15.7 -0.1 -1 6.3 -1.2 -16
2023 Sinker AZ R 160 93.1 24.4 0.8 4 15.5 0.3 2
2023 Curveball AZ R 89 78.8 51.9 -2.1 -4 13.2 3.5 36
2023 Sweeper AZ R 435 83.8 33.0 -4.5 -12 11.8 -1.5 -11
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 8 585 35.0 149 .246 .388 .318 20.1 15.4 17.6 .267 .437 .340 47.7
2024 Sweeper -1.4 -7 479 28.6 146 .186 .421 .270 35.0 34.2 24.0 .176 .316 .220 30.4
2024 Sinker -0.3 -1 353 21.1 117 .273 .364 .332 11.9 23.1 25.5 .272 .384 .308 41.0
2024 Changeup -0.2 0 171 10.2 38 .289 .316 .293 30.0 7.9 9.7 .275 .335 .264 34.3
2024 Curveball -1.2 -1 69 4.1 10 .500 .500 .500 26.1 10.0 12.5 .456 .694 .534 57.1
2024 Split-Finger -3.7 -1 16 1.0 5 .200 .800 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 .282 .676 .397 40.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -10 730 45.3 175 .327 .654 .430 17.6 14.9 13.4 .286 .543 .371 49.3
2023 Sweeper 1.7 8 435 27.0 147 .180 .323 .264 33.7 32.0 25.1 .180 .317 .245 36.0
2023 Changeup -4.0 -8 196 12.2 46 .400 .711 .497 33.0 19.6 16.7 .362 .592 .411 52.8
2023 Sinker -2.1 -3 160 9.9 35 .313 .563 .426 18.8 20.0 33.3 .274 .507 .362 40.0
2023 Curveball -1.9 -2 89 5.5 18 .294 .529 .369 29.4 27.8 27.8 .185 .314 .239 25.0
! 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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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 166 87.6 81 16.4 1:45 2:45 -60
2024 Curveball 69 80.1 72 17.4 8:00 8:00 0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 584 93.5 70 15.1 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Split-Finger 15 89.7 78 8.6 1:30 1:00 30
2024 Sinker 350 93.3 76 16.6 1:15 2:15 -60
2024 Sweeper 477 84.5 40 13.5 8:45 9:45 -60
2023 Changeup 192 86.7 86 16.7 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Curveball 89 78.8 76 17.4 7:45 7:45 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 730 93.7 77 16.2 1:15 12:45 30
2023 Sinker 160 93.1 83 17.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Sweeper 434 83.8 43 13.5 8:45 9:45 -60
! 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
2023 508 1,940 -6 6 -10 -5 -15
2024 465 1,673 -1 15 -10 -5 -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 %
2023 1,612 53.1 67.2 82.1 29.1 54.5 43.2 63.9 49.3 25.0 8.2 76.7
2024 1,673 53.6 67.4 83.3 29.3 56.1 44.4 71.2 49.7 23.9 8.1 80.7
Player 3,285 53.3 67.3 82.7 29.2 55.4 43.8 67.8 49.5 24.5 8.2 78.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2023 37 35 19 12 67 16 3 20 16 40 82 42 53 41 92 49 80
2024 73 51 60 65 77 16 67 41 40 51 83 39 60 38 94 62 76
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 93.4 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 87.8 1.1
Breaking Velocity 82.9 84.0 1.1
Exit Velocity 90.1 89.2 -0.9
Launch Angle 18.2 14.7 -3.5
Barrel % 11.7 6.6 -5.1
Hard Hit % 44.0 39.9 -4.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 37.2 31.5 -5.7
xBA .253 .243 -0.010
BA .282 .241 -0.041
xwOBA .325 .291 -0.034
wOBA .362 .295 -0.067
xSLG .457 .383 -0.074
SLG .534 .393 -0.141
K% 22.3 22.3 0.0
BB% 6.2 5.6 -0.6
Swing % 49.3 49.7 0.4
Whiff% 25.0 23.9 -1.1
In Zone % 53.1 53.6 0.5
Out of Zone % 46.9 46.4 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.1 29.3 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 34.0 40.3 6.3
First Pitch Strike % 63.9 71.2 7.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 421 .362 226 5 2.2 195 118 60.5
2024 Shades 465 .295 231 3 1.3 234 95 40.6
! 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 %
2023 458 16.2 26.2% 0.4% 259 20.0 1.5% 0.4%
2024 482 15.6 33.6% 0.2% 245 20.1 0.0% 0.4%
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Pitch Distribution