Brandon Waddell
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 3" 180LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 5, #157, Pittsburgh Pirates | Virginia
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 2.70 2 0 0 3.1 2 1.20
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
2020 2 0-0 2.70 3.1 2 1.20
2021 9 0-1 6.75 9.1 7 2.46
2 Seasons 11 0-1 5.68 12.2 9 2.13
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
2020 26 49 10 0 0.0 0.0 81.5 107.7 12.5 30.0 .215 .339 .277 .304 .285 30.0 14.3 14.3 2.70 3.90
2021 27 213 35 5 14.3 9.8 95.5 110.3 17.1 37.1 .333 .610 .450 .450 .478 54.3 13.7 17.6 6.75 9.98
Player 262 45 5 11.1 7.7 92.3 110.3 16.0 35.6 .307 .549 .413 .418 .435 48.9 13.8 16.9
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Waddell relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(46.9%) ,
Slider
(41.8%) ,
Changeup
(6.6%) ,
Sinker
(4.7%) ,


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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
2020 40.0 0.0 30.0 30.0 40.0 40.0 20.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 0.0 30.0 0.0 0.0
2021 37.1 22.9 31.4 8.6 51.4 25.7 22.9 0.0 22.9 22.9 28.6 8.6 14.3 9.8
Player 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 7.7
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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
2021 4-Seam Fastball STL L 100 92.5 15.5 -0.4 -2 3.2 -3.5 -53
2021 Sinker STL L 10 92.6 21.3 0.2 1 12.0 -2.4 -16
2021 Changeup STL L 14 86.0 31.1 1.3 4 13.3 -0.6 -5
2021 Slider STL L 89 85.8 34.4 -0.7 -2 5.0 0.6 15
2020 Slider PIT L 20 85.9 33.0 -2.0 -6 5.9 1.8 45
2020 Changeup PIT L 7 87.3 25.5 -3.9 -13 12.0 -1.5 -11
2020 4-Seam Fastball PIT L 11 93.4 14.8 0.1 1 2.7 -4.1 -60
2020 Sinker PIT L 11 93.0 20.9 -0.3 -2 12.3 -2.1 -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 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -2 100 46.9 23 .263 .579 .430 17.9 13.0 10.0 .261 .664 .438 50.0
2021 Slider -3.0 -3 89 41.8 24 .450 .750 .544 35.0 16.7 12.9 .416 .617 .484 56.3
2021 Changeup 1.0 0 14 6.6 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 0.0 0.0 .006 .013 .008 0.0
2021 Sinker 5.5 1 10 4.7 3 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 .326 .354 .431 100.0
2020 Slider 2.4 0 20 40.8 6 .333 .667 .417 30.0 0.0 -- .377 .616 .424 50.0
2020 Sinker 6.4 1 11 22.4 4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 66.7 .053 .058 .049 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 0 11 22.4 3 .000 .000 .467 0.0 0.0 0.0 .113 .145 .505 0.0
2020 Changeup 2.6 0 7 14.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0
! 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
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
2020 Slider 15 85.7 29 7.6 2:15 2:15 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 51 213 0 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 75.0 44.9 50.0 32.7 18.8 4.1 100.0
2021 213 42.7 74.7 79.4 17.2 57.1 44.1 56.9 41.8 25.8 5.2 72.7
Player 262 42.0 72.7 80.0 16.4 60.0 44.3 55.4 40.1 24.8 5.0 76.9
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
2021 30 76 25
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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 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2021 26.5 2 2.4 0 0 2 1 50.0
Player 26.5 2 2.4 0 1 2 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 2
Player 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 2
! 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 2020 2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 92.5 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 87.3 86.0 -1.3
Breaking Velocity 85.9 85.8 -0.1
Exit Velocity 81.5 95.5 14.0
Launch Angle 12.5 17.1 4.6
Barrel % 0.0 14.3 14.3
Hard Hit % 30.0 54.3 24.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 30.0 37.1 7.1
xBA .216 .333 0.117
BA .167 .333 0.166
xwOBA .304 .450 0.146
wOBA .277 .450 0.173
xSLG .339 .610 0.271
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 7.0
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 % 50.0 56.9 6.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 14 .277 8 7 87.5 6 4 66.7
2021 Shifts 51 .450 28 1 3.6 23 13 56.5
! 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 %
2020 17 15.7 35.3% 0.0% 11 25.4 0.0% 9.1%
2021 53 17.5 24.5% 0.0% 50 22.8 0.0% 2.0%
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Pitch Distribution