Brandon Woodruff
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 244LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 11, #326, Milwaukee Brewers | Mississippi State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0 0.79 2 2 0 11.1 12 0.88
7 Seasons 42 25 3.14 121 106 1 624.2 726 1.07
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 2 1-0 0.79 11.1 12 0.88
7 Seasons 121 42-25 3.14 624.2 726 1.07

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
2017 24 716 135 4 3.0 2.2 83.4 111.2 9.7 28.9 .251 .379 .313 .306 .333 28.9 17.4 7.6 4.81 4.01
2018 25 750 113 8 7.1 4.5 87.7 111.4 5.3 31.0 .230 .362 .284 .298 .365 35.4 26.7 8.0 3.61 3.73
2019 26 1979 315 13 4.1 2.6 86.1 113.3 12.4 38.1 .232 .361 .281 .283 .366 30.2 29.0 6.1 3.63 3.48
2020 27 1211 180 13 7.2 4.4 86.7 115.3 13.3 26.1 .199 .339 .264 .264 .345 33.9 31.1 6.1 3.05 2.90
2021 28 2810 447 26 5.8 3.7 86.2 114.0 10.6 36.0 .226 .353 .252 .280 .366 32.7 29.8 6.1 2.56 3.27
2022 29 2538 381 27 7.1 4.4 88.8 118.4 16.8 34.1 .212 .349 .282 .277 .365 37.5 30.6 6.8 3.05 3.15
2023 30 181 27 0 0.0 0.0 86.8 105.4 18.1 29.6 .204 .283 .234 .246 .306 40.7 28.6 7.1 0.79 2.42
Player 10185 1598 91 5.7 3.6 86.7 118.4 12.4 33.8 .222 .353 .273 .280 .359 33.5 28.9 6.5
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

Woodruff relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.1%) ,
Changeup
(19.9%) ,
Sinker
(12.2%) ,
Slider
(11.6%) ,
Curveball
(8.3%) ,


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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
2017 49.6 22.2 19.3 8.9 26.7 40.0 33.3 7.4 37.0 24.4 20.7 6.7 3.0 2.2
2018 54.0 21.2 20.4 4.4 32.7 41.6 25.7 4.4 38.9 16.8 29.2 3.5 7.1 4.5
2019 45.7 20.3 26.7 7.3 32.7 38.7 28.6 6.0 32.7 22.2 28.3 6.3 4.1 2.6
2020 51.1 20.6 17.2 11.1 35.0 36.1 28.9 4.4 35.6 26.1 22.2 2.8 7.2 4.4
2021 43.4 22.6 27.5 6.5 31.8 41.8 26.4 7.2 31.5 24.8 25.3 5.4 5.8 3.7
2022 38.3 30.2 22.8 8.7 35.7 33.1 31.2 5.2 25.5 30.4 23.9 7.3 7.1 4.4
2023 44.4 29.6 18.5 7.4 40.7 29.6 29.6 7.4 33.3 29.6 18.5 11.1 0.0 0.0
Player 44.8 23.7 23.7 7.8 33.0 38.1 28.8 6.0 31.8 25.3 25.0 5.8 5.7 3.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 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 Slider MIL R 21 88.3 29.7 -2.5 -8 3.3 -0.8 -19
2023 4-Seamer MIL R 87 96.1 12.1 1.4 10 6.2 -1.5 -20
2023 Changeup MIL R 36 86.4 28.3 -2.3 -8 17.8 3.0 21
2023 Curveball MIL R 15 84.3 44.5 -2.5 -5 2.2 -4.2 -66
2023 Sinker MIL R 22 95.2 18.2 -2.3 -11 13.6 -1.6 -10
2022 Curveball MIL R 319 84.0 46.0 -1.5 -3 2.5 -4.1 -62
2022 Sinker MIL R 545 95.8 15.9 -4.0 -20 14.0 -1.1 -7
2022 Changeup MIL R 413 86.1 28.0 -2.3 -8 15.8 1.6 12
2022 Slider MIL R 286 88.0 32.0 -0.6 -2 3.8 -0.3 -6
2022 4-Seamer MIL R 973 96.3 12.1 1.4 11 6.0 -1.6 -21
2021 Curveball MIL R 472 83.8 51.2 2.8 6 4.5 -2.5 -35
2021 Slider MIL R 238 86.5 39.2 5.0 15 3.8 -0.7 -16
2021 Sinker MIL R 751 96.2 16.8 -2.4 -12 14.0 -0.9 -6
2021 4-Seamer MIL R 942 96.5 12.7 0.7 5 6.4 -1.4 -18
2021 Changeup MIL R 399 86.5 29.7 0.0 0 14.7 0.7 5
2020 Curveball MIL R 78 83.5 49.3 0.9 2 4.0 -2.8 -42
2020 Slider MIL R 129 88.2 34.2 1.8 6 2.9 -1.0 -25
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 417 96.6 12.1 1.2 9 6.6 -1.0 -13
2020 Changeup MIL R 212 86.7 26.9 -2.7 -9 15.4 2.2 17
2020 Sinker MIL R 370 96.3 16.1 -2.7 -14 13.8 -0.6 -4
2019 Slider MIL R 392 88.4 32.8 0.8 3 3.2 -0.1 -3
2019 Curveball MIL R 37 81.2 43.5 -8.3 -16 2.6 -5.3 -67
2019 Sinker MIL R 510 96.0 18.4 -1.6 -8 15.1 0.4 3
2019 Changeup MIL R 282 87.0 27.9 -0.9 -3 16.0 2.3 17
2019 4-Seamer MIL R 757 96.3 14.3 -0.2 -2 8.7 1.0 13
2018 Curveball MIL R 6 79.3 44.7 -9.5 -17 2.2 -6.3 -74
2018 Changeup MIL R 85 84.7 30.8 -0.1 0 15.1 1.6 12
2018 Slider MIL R 178 86.8 36.1 2.5 7 3.3 -0.7 -18
2018 Sinker MIL R 64 96.2 18.5 -0.9 -5 13.6 -1.0 -7
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 413 95.1 16.1 -1.3 -9 9.1 1.5 20
2017 Changeup MIL R 92 84.7 30.5 2.5 9 14.8 1.7 13
2017 4-Seamer MIL R 432 94.3 16.3 -2.9 -22 7.6 0.0 0
2017 Slider MIL R 192 85.8 34.9 1.9 6 3.6 0.2 6
! 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 4-Seamer -1.9 -2 87 48.1 16 .200 .467 .303 31.4 31.3 16.7 .157 .250 .208 50.0
2023 Changeup -2.8 -1 36 19.9 11 .000 .000 .064 66.7 54.5 27.3 .074 .095 .130 0.0
2023 Sinker -9.2 -2 22 12.2 9 .125 .125 .178 15.4 0.0 0.0 .243 .371 .314 50.0
2023 Slider 4.6 1 21 11.6 4 .500 .500 .450 33.3 25.0 16.7 .492 .553 .467 33.3
2023 Curveball 1.2 0 15 8.3 2 .500 .500 .450 28.6 0.0 0.0 .470 .574 .452 50.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.6 -6 975 38.4 275 .184 .381 .287 28.5 35.6 23.6 .192 .374 .290 46.9
2022 Sinker -0.7 -4 545 21.5 145 .269 .362 .320 15.0 14.5 18.8 .276 .377 .329 30.6
2022 Changeup -0.8 -3 413 16.3 91 .207 .345 .259 54.0 42.9 27.7 .192 .297 .233 25.0
2022 Curveball -0.1 0 319 12.6 54 .231 .481 .330 25.2 24.1 16.7 .229 .374 .274 43.6
2022 Slider -1.1 -3 286 11.3 55 .218 .236 .203 45.1 34.5 18.3 .166 .229 .172 30.6
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 -8 947 33.7 260 .190 .328 .271 30.5 43.5 25.6 .212 .348 .284 33.6
2021 Sinker -2.0 -15 751 26.7 181 .242 .342 .309 15.0 7.7 10.7 .279 .417 .342 37.8
2021 Curveball -1.4 -7 472 16.8 112 .139 .204 .179 31.8 41.1 23.7 .183 .274 .205 28.1
2021 Changeup -1.5 -6 399 14.2 92 .193 .295 .242 40.7 26.1 21.6 .214 .341 .259 21.9
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 241 8.6 63 .246 .443 .303 31.2 22.2 24.1 .236 .355 .252 34.7
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 418 34.5 113 .194 .350 .273 33.6 45.1 27.0 .153 .285 .231 42.3
2020 Sinker -1.2 -4 371 30.6 88 .244 .308 .290 16.2 13.6 14.3 .245 .364 .303 35.8
2020 Changeup 0.2 1 212 17.5 54 .204 .426 .320 32.7 24.1 19.1 .254 .460 .303 22.0
2020 Slider -1.1 -1 132 10.9 25 .087 .217 .179 46.2 48.0 20.3 .141 .309 .229 45.5
2020 Curveball 1.7 1 78 6.4 13 .250 .333 .288 19.0 23.1 15.8 .154 .173 .193 11.1
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -10 757 38.3 191 .208 .286 .262 26.7 40.8 24.7 .198 .316 .265 35.1
2019 Sinker -1.7 -8 510 25.8 125 .241 .310 .282 18.3 20.8 25.2 .225 .302 .263 25.6
2019 Slider 0.0 0 392 19.8 98 .237 .344 .274 29.1 26.5 21.7 .233 .365 .276 23.9
2019 Changeup 0.7 2 282 14.2 74 .301 .562 .370 30.5 17.6 13.4 .305 .517 .350 36.7
2019 Curveball 3.5 1 37 1.9 5 .500 1.250 .720 33.3 0.0 -- .499 .997 .638 25.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 413 55.1 93 .225 .313 .299 21.1 24.7 18.7 .227 .317 .301 36.8
2018 Slider 0.4 1 178 23.7 41 .225 .500 .295 31.3 24.4 15.4 .267 .572 .365 38.7
2018 Changeup 0.5 0 85 11.3 19 .316 .316 .284 27.7 26.3 17.9 .284 .331 .273 21.4
2018 Sinker -2.9 -2 64 8.5 21 .167 .222 .245 21.9 33.3 28.0 .127 .163 .208 36.4
2018 Curveball -2.5 0 6 0.8 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 1.0 4 432 60.3 110 .292 .438 .369 17.3 18.2 15.4 .266 .422 .340 33.8
2017 Slider -3.2 -6 192 26.8 51 .180 .220 .186 22.4 21.6 15.3 .214 .270 .221 25.6
2017 Changeup 1.9 2 92 12.8 22 .300 .600 .409 20.4 4.5 4.5 .272 .442 .338 15.8
! 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 Changeup 209 86.7 97 18.1 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 Curveball 76 83.5 59 13.1 7:15 6:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 412 96.6 89 18.1 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 334 96.3 89 19.3 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 125 88.2 23 4.1 10:00 8:45 75
2021 Changeup 393 86.5 89 16.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 468 83.8 63 15.4 7:00 6:30 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 944 96.5 88 17.5 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 747 96.2 89 18.9 1:00 1:45 -45
2021 Slider 236 86.5 28 6.4 8:45 7:30 75
2022 Changeup 402 86.1 92 18.4 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 317 84.0 48 9.9 7:15 6:30 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 955 96.3 90 18.1 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 533 95.8 92 19.7 1:00 1:30 -30
2022 Slider 282 88.0 25 5.1 11:00 9:45 75
2023 Changeup 36 86.4 88 20.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2023 Curveball 15 84.3 46 8.7 7:15 6:30 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 87 96.1 87 18.3 12:45 12:45 0
2023 Sinker 22 95.2 85 18.2 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 21 88.3 29 5.9 11:30 10:30 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
2017 183 716 5 -11 2 3 0
2018 219 926 -9 -5 6 3 -7
2019 507 2,030 -6 -26 8 8 -16
2020 312 1,297 -3 -16 7 6 -6
2021 737 2,913 -23 -38 16 7 -39
2022 620 2,538 -13 -23 12 6 -17
2023 42 181 0 -6 1 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 %
2017 716 50.7 70.2 85.1 31.7 68.8 43.7 62.0 51.3 19.1 7.3 63.5
2018 750 51.6 65.5 80.2 24.1 56.3 43.7 56.3 45.6 25.4 7.8 82.8
2019 1,979 50.2 72.5 80.1 30.0 59.5 45.9 61.1 51.3 25.4 7.2 78.3
2020 1,211 50.1 69.9 74.5 26.7 60.9 43.2 66.6 48.3 28.9 6.4 75.6
2021 2,810 52.1 68.5 75.8 32.1 59.7 43.5 66.0 51.1 28.2 8.5 78.8
2022 2,538 50.6 66.9 76.4 31.4 51.4 44.3 65.6 49.4 31.1 9.0 71.5
2023 181 49.7 65.6 76.3 36.3 45.5 43.1 76.2 50.8 34.8 5.5 60.0
Player 10,185 51.0 68.9 77.6 30.3 57.8 44.1 64.2 50.0 27.7 7.9 75.4
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
2017 73 22 78
2018 85 26 65
2019 80 63 78 86 81 60 93 97 92 81 78 50 60 90 40 69
2020 90 84 78 63 93 11 48 79 67 84 80 66 40 91 82 62 78
2021 83 68 77 79 83 29 81 92 90 86 81 66 88 90 69 74 64
2022 79 78 70 56 84 26 52 41 54 89 63 85 70 86 72 50 74
2023 85 77 72
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.4 5 4.3 1 1 4 1 20.0
2018 21.5 4 3.5 1 4 3 1 25.0
2019 23.3 13 10.9 2 6 7 5 38.5
2020 22.6 9 8.8 0 3 7 3 33.3
2021 21.8 19 18.2 1 2 18 5 26.3
2022 23.7 18 17.8 0 3 15 7 38.9
2023 21.1 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 22.8 69 64.2 5 19 55 22 31.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 5 4 3 5 5 4 6 5 3 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 6 4 5 4 6 5 5 3 4 6 5 5 3
2018 4 7 2 3 4 3 4 5 4 1 2 4 6 2 4 3 3 4 2 4 3 5 6 4 1 1 4 3 6 2 2
2019 13 12 10 8 12 12 12 12 8 8 10 12 11 10 11 11 10 9 11 14 11 14 15 14 8 9 9 11 13 10 9
2020 9 10 10 9 9 10 9 10 5 8 8 11 9 8 10 9 10 10 8 10 9 9 10 8 9 8 8 8 9 8 6
2021 19 23 12 18 18 17 22 21 13 12 17 18 19 15 20 22 20 19 20 19 18 16 24 20 18 17 20 21 18 16 14
2022 18 14 17 19 20 18 20 17 12 15 15 19 19 18 18 20 18 16 17 18 17 19 22 20 17 14 19 20 19 19 18
2023 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Player 69 71 54 63 69 65 74 70 46 47 55 69 70 58 68 70 66 61 65 70 63 68 84 72 58 52 65 70 71 61 52
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 95.3 1.0 96.2 0.9 96.4 0.2 96.4 0.0 96.1 -0.3 95.9 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.7 0.0 87.0 2.3 86.7 -0.3 86.5 -0.2 86.1 -0.4 86.4 0.3
Breaking Velocity 85.8 86.5 0.7 87.8 1.3 86.4 -1.4 84.7 -1.7 85.9 1.2 86.6 0.7
Exit Velocity 83.4 87.7 4.3 86.1 -1.6 86.7 0.6 86.2 -0.5 88.8 2.6 86.8 -2.0
Launch Angle 9.7 5.3 -4.4 12.4 7.1 13.3 0.9 10.6 -2.7 16.8 6.2 18.1 1.3
Barrel % 3.0 7.1 4.1 4.1 -3.0 7.2 3.1 5.8 -1.4 7.1 1.3 0.0 -7.1
Hard Hit % 28.9 35.4 6.5 30.2 -5.2 33.9 3.7 32.7 -1.2 37.5 4.8 40.7 3.2
Sweet Spot % 28.9 31.0 2.1 38.1 7.1 26.1 -12.0 36.0 9.9 34.1 -1.9 29.6 -4.5
xBA .251 .230 -0.021 .232 0.002 .199 -0.033 .226 0.027 .212 -0.014 .204 -0.008
BA .259 .226 -0.033 .240 0.014 .204 -0.036 .200 -0.004 .215 0.015 .179 -0.036
xwOBA .306 .298 -0.008 .283 -0.015 .264 -0.019 .280 0.016 .277 -0.003 .246 -0.031
wOBA .313 .284 -0.029 .281 -0.003 .264 -0.017 .252 -0.012 .282 0.030 .234 -0.048
xSLG .379 .362 -0.017 .361 -0.001 .339 -0.022 .353 0.014 .349 -0.004 .283 -0.066
SLG .392 .346 -0.046 .357 0.011 .341 -0.016 .317 -0.024 .366 0.049 .282 -0.084
K% 17.4 26.7 9.3 29.0 2.3 31.1 2.1 29.8 -1.3 30.6 0.8 28.6 -2.0
BB% 7.6 8.0 0.4 6.1 -1.9 6.1 0.0 6.1 0.0 6.8 0.7 7.1 0.3
Swing % 51.3 45.6 -5.7 51.3 5.7 48.3 -3.0 51.1 2.8 49.4 -1.7 50.8 1.4
Whiff% 19.1 25.4 6.3 25.4 0.0 28.9 3.5 28.2 -0.7 31.1 2.9 34.8 3.7
In Zone % 50.7 51.6 0.9 50.2 -1.4 50.1 -0.1 52.1 2.0 50.6 -1.5 49.7 -0.9
Out of Zone % 49.3 48.4 -0.9 49.8 1.4 49.9 0.1 47.9 -2.0 49.4 1.5 50.3 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 31.7 24.1 -7.6 30.0 5.9 26.7 -3.3 32.1 5.4 31.4 -0.7 36.3 4.9
First Pitch Swing % 32.1 25.6 -6.5 33.9 8.3 34.1 0.2 34.2 0.1 32.3 -1.9 31.0 -1.3
First Pitch Strike % 62.0 56.3 -5.7 61.1 4.8 66.6 5.5 66.0 -0.6 65.6 -0.4 76.2 10.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 183 .313 92 14 15.2 91 32 35.2
2018 176 .284 89 6 6.7 87 22 25.3
2019 493 .281 261 36 13.8 232 67 28.9
2020 293 .264 112 27 24.1 181 117 64.6
2021 680 .244 338 4 1.2 342 78 22.8
2022 620 .282 327 30 9.2 293 142 48.5
2023 42 .234 20 0 0.0 22 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 206 17.3 19.9% 0.0% 98 25.1 0.0% 11.2%
2018 255 18.5 9.8% 0.8% 102 25.1 0.0% 13.7%
2019 563 18.2 8.7% 0.9% 273 24.1 0.4% 8.4%
2020 376 20.2 1.9% 1.9% 153 25.7 0.0% 20.3%
2021 859 20.7 0.9% 3.6% 352 25.6 0.0% 18.2%
2022 791 19.8 2.3% 2.4% 337 24.3 0.0% 15.7%
2023 60 17.2 10.0% 1.7% 20 18.2 5.0% 5.0%
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Pitch Distribution