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 1 1 5.32 4 4 0 23.2 23 1.23
2 Seasons 4 10 5.64 23 22 0 119.2 117 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 19 3-9 5.72 96 94 1.41
2024 4 1-1 5.32 23.2 23 1.23
2 Seasons 23 4-10 5.64 119.2 117 1.37
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
2023 24 1612 298 35 11.7 8.3 90.1 113.4 18.2 37.2 .253 .458 .362 .325 .391 44.0 22.3 6.2 5.72 4.48
2024 25 367 73 6 8.2 5.9 87.8 114.4 17.0 34.2 .252 .419 .340 .304 .373 34.2 22.8 3.0 5.32 3.65
Player 1979 371 41 11.1 7.9 89.7 114.4 18.0 36.7 .253 .450 .358 .321 .388 42.0 22.4 5.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Pfaadt relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(33.5%) ,
Sweeper
(30.8%) ,
Sinker
(21.8%) ,
Changeup
(10.4%) ,
Curveball
(3.5%) ,


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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
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 38.4 31.5 21.9 8.2 39.7 28.8 31.5 2.7 30.1 28.8 21.9 6.8 8.2 5.9
Player 33.7 33.4 24.5 8.4 42.0 34.0 24.0 3.0 24.0 31.0 24.8 5.9 11.1 7.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 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
2024 Sweeper AZ R 113 84.3 31.8 -3.9 -11 9.5 -3.2 -25
2024 Curveball AZ R 13 79.1 51.1 -2.7 -5 12.2 1.9 18
2024 Sinker AZ R 80 92.4 25.2 1.3 6 15.3 -0.2 -1
2024 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 123 92.5 17.7 -1.6 -10 6.2 -1.6 -21
2024 Changeup AZ R 38 87.5 32.2 0.3 1 16.2 1.3 9
2023 Changeup AZ R 196 86.7 33.2 0.9 3 15.8 1.3 9
2023 Sweeper AZ R 435 83.8 33.0 -4.5 -12 11.8 -1.5 -11
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 0.9 4 15.5 0.4 2
2023 Curveball AZ R 89 78.8 51.9 -2.1 -4 13.2 3.5 36
! 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 3.1 4 123 33.5 30 .138 .276 .192 16.4 16.7 13.5 .219 .428 .286 41.7
2024 Sweeper -6.0 -7 113 30.8 36 .333 .727 .444 37.3 27.8 20.4 .256 .473 .321 29.2
2024 Sinker -1.1 -1 80 21.8 26 .292 .375 .372 5.3 26.9 33.3 .244 .314 .278 35.3
2024 Changeup -0.9 0 38 10.4 8 .375 .375 .450 33.3 12.5 11.1 .303 .386 .297 14.3
2024 Curveball -0.8 0 13 3.5 1 1.000 1.000 .900 33.3 0.0 0.0 .891 1.064 .855 100.0
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 .186 .315 .240 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 38 87.5 80 17.3 1:45 2:45 -60
2024 Curveball 13 79.1 74 16.2 8:00 7:45 15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 123 92.5 69 15.2 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Sinker 79 92.4 76 17.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2024 Sweeper 112 84.3 38 11.7 9:00 10:00 -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
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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 101 367 -2 2 -3 -2 -4
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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 367 55.0 65.8 82.7 32.7 59.3 43.3 78.2 51.0 23.5 4.9 94.4
Player 1,979 53.4 66.9 82.2 29.7 55.5 43.2 66.7 49.6 24.7 7.6 78.8
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2023 37 35 18 12 67 16 3 20 16 40 82 42 53 40 91 49 80
2024 56 41 39 34 72 9 35 61 68 52 90 40 81 25 91 71
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 23.4 25 24.6 0 11 12 15 60.0
2024 23.6 4 4.0 0 2 1 3 75.0
Player 23.5 29 28.6 0 13 13 18 62.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 25 22 21 28 28 26 26 22 27 19 24 28 27 20 27 28 26 23 23 28 19 22 35 27 21 18 26 27 25 23 21
2024 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3
Player 29 26 25 32 32 30 30 26 31 23 28 34 31 24 31 32 30 27 27 32 23 26 39 31 25 21 30 31 29 27 24
! 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 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 92.4 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 87.5 0.8
Breaking Velocity 82.9 83.8 0.9
Exit Velocity 90.1 87.8 -2.3
Launch Angle 18.2 17.0 -1.2
Barrel % 11.7 8.2 -3.5
Hard Hit % 44.0 34.2 -9.8
Sweet Spot % 37.2 34.2 -3.0
xBA .253 .252 -0.001
BA .282 .274 -0.008
xwOBA .325 .304 -0.021
wOBA .362 .340 -0.022
xSLG .458 .419 -0.039
SLG .534 .474 -0.060
K% 22.3 22.8 0.5
BB% 6.2 3.0 -3.2
Swing % 49.3 51.0 1.7
Whiff% 25.0 23.5 -1.5
In Zone % 53.1 55.0 1.9
Out of Zone % 46.9 45.0 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 29.1 32.7 3.6
First Pitch Swing % 34.0 46.5 12.5
First Pitch Strike % 63.9 78.2 14.3
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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 101 .340 54 0 0.0 47 24 51.1
! 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 %
2023 458 16.2 26.2% 0.4% 259 20.0 1.5% 0.4%
2024 71 15.4 36.6% 0.0% 36 20.4 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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