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Brandon Waddell
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 180LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 5, #157, Pittsburgh Pirates | Virginia
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 6.75 9 0 0 9.1 7 2.46
2 Seasons 0 1 5.68 11 0 0 12.2 9 2.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 0-1 6.75 9.1 7 2.46
2 Seasons 11 0-1 5.68 12.2 9 2.13

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 26 49 10 0 0 81.5 107.7 12.5 30 .216 .339 .277 .304 .286 30 14.3 14.3 2.70 3.93
2021 27 213 35 5 14.3 95.5 110.3 17.1 37.1 .325 .596 .450 .441 .465 54.3 13.7 17.6 6.75 9.52
262 45 5 11.1 92.3 110.3 16 35.6 .301 .539 .413 .411 .425 48.9 13.8 16.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Waddell relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.9%) ,
Slider
(41.8%) ,
Changeup
(6.6%) ,
Sinker
(4.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 100 57 43 46.9 92.5 23 19 5 1 3 0 1 3 16 .263 .247 .579 .629 .408 .418 95.6 28 2355 6.0 17.9 10.0
2021 Slider 89 35 54 41.8 85.8 24 20 9 5 3 0 1 4 16 .450 .416 .750 .617 .537 .483 94.9 9 2496 5.9 35.0 12.9
2021 Changeup 14 11 3 6.6 86.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .006 .000 .013 .000 .008 90.2 45 1446 6.1 40.0 0.0
2021 Sinker 10 7 3 4.7 92.6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .326 .000 .355 .231 .428 101.5 -13 2218 6.1 0.0 0.0
2020 Slider 20 7 13 40.8 85.9 6 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 .333 .377 .667 .616 .413 .424 83.3 5 2418 6.0 30.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 11 7 4 22.4 93.4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .113 .000 .145 .466 .504 70.7 52 2401 6.1 0.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 11 8 3 22.4 93.0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .053 .000 .058 .000 .049 84.5 -19 2271 6.1 0.0 66.7
2020 Changeup 7 7 0 14.3 87.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 76.1 80 1744 6.2 0.0 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 40 0 30 30 40 40 20 10 30 30 0 30 0
2021 37.1 22.9 31.4 8.6 51.4 25.7 22.9 0 22.9 22.9 28.6 8.6 14.3
37.8 17.8 31.1 13.3 48.9 28.9 22.2 2.2 24.4 24.4 22.2 13.3 11.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Sinker STL L 10 92.6 21.3 -0.1 0 12 -2.6 -18
2021 Slider STL L 89 85.8 34.4 -0.8 -2 5 0.6 14
2021 Changeup STL L 14 86 31.1 1.3 4 13.3 -0.6 -4
2021 4-Seamer STL L 100 92.5 15.5 -0.4 -3 3.2 -3.5 -53
2020 4-Seamer PIT L 11 93.4 14.8 0.1 1 2.7 -4 -60
2020 Slider PIT L 20 85.9 33 -1.9 -6 5.9 1.7 40
2020 Changeup PIT L 7 87.3 25.5 -3.9 -13 12 -1.4 -11
2020 Sinker PIT L 11 93 20.9 -0.4 -2 12.3 -2.2 -15
! 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 %
2021 Changeup -1.1 0 14 6.6 1 0 0 0 40 0 0 .006 .013 .008 0
2021 Sinker -5.4 -1 10 4.7 3 0 0 .233 0 0 0 .326 .354 .431 100
2021 4-Seamer 1.6 2 100 46.9 23 .263 .579 .411 17.9 13 10 .247 .629 .419 50
2021 Slider 3.1 3 89 41.8 24 .45 .75 .544 35 16.7 12.9 .416 .617 .484 56.3
2020 Changeup -2.6 0 7 14.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 4-Seamer 2 0 11 22.4 3 0 0 .467 0 0 0 .113 .145 .505 0
2020 Sinker -6.4 -1 11 22.4 4 0 0 0 0 50 66.7 .053 .058 .049 0
2020 Slider -2.1 0 20 40.8 6 .333 .667 .417 30 0 .377 .616 .424 50
! 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
2020 Slider 15 85.7 29 7.6 2:15 2:15 0
2021 Changeup 13 85.9 94 15.1 10:30 9:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 100 92.5 80 16.1 11:00 11:45 -45
2021 Sinker 10 92.6 86 15.7 11:00 10:15 45
2021 Slider 87 85.8 23 5.9 1:30 2:45 -75
! 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
2021 51 213 1 -1 3 1 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 %
2020 49 38.8 63.2 83.3 13.3 75 44.9 50 32.7 18.8 4.1 100
2021 213 42.7 74.7 79.4 17.2 57.1 44.1 56.9 41.8 25.8 5.2 72.7
262 42 72.7 80 16.4 60 44.3 55.4 40.1 24.8 5 76.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020
2021
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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 0 0.2 0 2 0 0
2021 26.5 2 2.7 -1 2 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2021 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 1 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 1 1 3 2 3 3 1 4 1 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 92.5 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 87.3 86 -1.3
Breaking Velocity 85.9 85.8 -0.1
Exit Velocity 81.5 95.5 14
Launch Angle 12.5 17.1 4.6
Barrel % 0 14.3 14.3
Hard Hit % 30 54.3 24.3
Sweet Spot % 30 37.1 7.1
xBA .215 .325 0.11
BA .167 .333 0.166
xwOBA .304 .441 0.137
wOBA .277 .45 0.173
xSLG .339 .596 0.257
SLG .333 .619 0.286
K% 14.3 13.7 -0.6
BB% 14.3 17.6 3.3
Swing % 32.7 41.8 9.1
Whiff% 18.8 25.8 7
In Zone % 38.8 42.7 3.9
Out of Zone % 61.2 57.3 -3.9
Out of Zone Swing % 13.3 17.2 3.9
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 23.5 -5.1
First Pitch Strike % 50 56.9 6.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 14 .277 8 7 87.5 6 2 33.3
2021 51 .450 28 1 3.6 23 9 39.1

Pitch Distribution