Brandon Woodruff
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 243LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 12 4 3.05 26 26 0 147.1 183 1.09
6 Seasons 40 25 3.19 118 103 1 607.1 707 1.07
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 26 12-4 3.05 147.1 183 1.09
6 Seasons 118 40-25 3.19 607.1 707 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 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 .340 .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 2340 354 26 7.3 4.5 88.7 118.4 16.8 34.5 .213 .348 .286 .279 .363 37.6 30.1 7.0 3.18 3.19
Player 9806 1544 90 5.8 3.7 86.7 118.4 12.2 33.9 .223 .354 .274 .282 .360 33.3 28.7 6.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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
(37.8%) ,
Sinker
(22.2%) ,
Changeup
(15.9%) ,
Curveball
(12.7%) ,
Slider
(11.3%) ,


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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 38.1 30.2 22.9 8.8 36.4 32.2 31.4 5.4 25.7 30.5 23.7 6.8 7.3 4.5
Player 44.9 23.5 23.8 7.8 33.0 38.1 28.8 6.0 31.9 25.1 25.1 5.6 5.8 3.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer MIL R 883 96.3 12.1 1.4 10 5.9 -1.6 -22
2022 Sinker MIL R 520 95.8 15.9 -3.9 -20 13.9 -1.0 -7
2022 Changeup MIL R 373 86.2 27.9 -2.4 -8 15.7 1.6 11
2022 Curveball MIL R 298 84.0 46.1 -1.2 -3 2.6 -4.2 -62
2022 Slider MIL R 264 88.1 32.0 -0.4 -1 3.9 -0.4 -9
2021 Changeup MIL R 400 86.5 29.7 0.0 0 14.7 0.7 5
2021 Slider MIL R 241 86.4 39.2 5.0 15 3.8 -0.8 -18
2021 4-Seamer MIL R 942 96.5 12.7 0.7 5 6.4 -1.4 -18
2021 Curveball MIL R 468 83.8 51.3 3.2 7 4.5 -2.7 -38
2021 Sinker MIL R 751 96.2 16.8 -2.4 -12 14.0 -0.9 -6
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 417 96.6 12.1 1.2 9 6.6 -1.0 -13
2020 Sinker MIL R 370 96.3 16.1 -2.7 -14 13.8 -0.6 -4
2020 Curveball MIL R 78 83.5 49.3 0.9 2 4.0 -2.9 -42
2020 Slider MIL R 129 88.2 34.2 1.9 6 2.9 -0.9 -25
2020 Changeup MIL R 212 86.7 26.9 -2.8 -9 15.4 2.2 17
2019 Sinker MIL R 510 96.0 18.4 -1.6 -8 15.1 0.4 3
2019 4-Seamer MIL R 757 96.3 14.3 -0.2 -2 8.7 1.0 13
2019 Curveball MIL R 37 81.2 43.5 -8.3 -16 2.6 -5.4 -67
2019 Slider MIL R 392 88.4 32.8 0.9 3 3.2 -0.1 -3
2019 Changeup MIL R 282 87.0 27.9 -0.9 -3 16.0 2.3 17
2018 Slider MIL R 178 86.8 36.1 2.4 7 3.3 -0.8 -20
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
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 1.7 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 1.8 5 3.6 0.1 3
2017 Changeup MIL R 92 84.7 30.5 2.4 9 14.8 1.8 14
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 885 37.8 253 .187 .378 .288 28.2 34.8 23.1 .193 .370 .290 46.7
2022 Sinker -0.7 -4 520 22.2 140 .272 .368 .325 15.5 15.0 19.3 .278 .381 .333 31.1
2022 Changeup -0.5 -2 373 15.9 81 .221 .377 .280 53.4 42.0 27.4 .198 .311 .244 25.6
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 298 12.7 52 .240 .500 .342 26.4 25.0 17.1 .225 .374 .272 43.2
2022 Slider -1.2 -3 264 11.3 48 .188 .208 .176 46.0 35.4 18.5 .150 .194 .150 29.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 -8 947 33.7 260 .190 .328 .271 30.5 43.5 25.6 .212 .348 .283 33.6
2021 Sinker -2.0 -15 751 26.7 181 .242 .342 .309 15.0 7.7 10.7 .279 .418 .342 37.8
2021 Curveball -1.3 -6 468 16.7 111 .140 .206 .181 31.8 40.5 23.4 .184 .277 .206 28.1
2021 Changeup -1.5 -6 400 14.2 92 .193 .295 .242 41.0 26.1 21.6 .214 .342 .259 21.9
2021 Slider -0.5 -1 244 8.7 64 .242 .435 .298 30.6 23.4 25.0 .232 .349 .248 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 -- .500 1.000 .639 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 394 86.5 89 16.4 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 464 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 239 86.4 28 6.4 8:45 7:30 75
2022 Changeup 362 86.2 92 18.3 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 296 84.1 49 10.1 7:15 6:30 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 865 96.3 90 18.1 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 508 95.8 92 19.7 1:00 1:30 -30
2022 Slider 260 88.1 26 5.2 11:00 9:45 75
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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 -6 6 3 -6
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 574 2,340 -12 -19 12 6 -13
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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 50.6 70.2 85.0 31.9 69.0 43.9 62.0 51.3 19.1 7.3 65.4
2018 750 51.6 65.5 80.2 24.1 56.3 43.6 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 7.3 78.5
2020 1,211 50.1 69.9 74.5 26.7 60.9 43.3 66.6 48.3 28.9 6.4 75.6
2021 2,810 52.2 68.5 75.8 32.1 59.7 43.5 66.0 51.1 28.2 8.6 78.8
2022 2,340 50.5 66.8 76.3 31.2 52.9 44.4 66.2 49.2 30.8 9.0 71.0
Player 9,806 51.0 68.9 77.7 30.2 58.6 44.2 64.1 49.9 27.5 8.0 75.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 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 80 60 93 97 92 81 78 50 60 90 40 69
2020 89 84 77 63 93 11 48 79 67 84 80 66 40 92 82 62 78
2021 83 67 77 79 83 29 80 92 90 86 81 66 88 90 69 74 64
2022 78 77 70 57 83 27 48 45 52 86 61 84 69 87 73 51 75
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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 3.4 1 4 4 0 0.0
2019 23.3 13 10.5 3 7 6 5 38.5
2020 22.6 9 9.0 0 3 7 3 33.3
2021 21.8 19 18.2 1 5 17 5 26.3
2022 23.8 17 17.1 0 6 12 8 47.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 3 5 4 5 3 3 6 4 3 6 5 4 5 3 4 5 5
2018 4 5 5 2 3 3 3 6 4 2 2 5 1 4 3 4 4 5 3 2 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 1 5 1 6
2019 13 11 12 10 10 10 11 13 10 9 8 11 9 7 11 11 8 12 10 10 12 10 10 11 11 11 14 10 14 9 11
2020 9 9 10 8 10 9 0 11 9 9 10 10 8 5 8 9 9 9 6 8 9 10 10 9 9 10 9 8 9 10 10
2021 19 19 20 15 20 22 17 23 19 11 17 20 12 14 15 22 21 19 14 16 21 20 19 19 17 20 20 17 17 18 23
2022 17 18 19 17 16 19 19 14 19 16 20 15 13 12 14 19 18 19 16 19 20 19 16 17 15 18 18 14 17 16 22
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 95.3 1 96.2 0.9 96.4 0.2 96.4 0 96.1 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.7 0 87 2.3 86.7 -0.3 86.5 -0.2 86.2 -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
Exit Velocity 83.4 87.7 4.3 86.1 -1.6 86.7 0.6 86.2 -0.5 88.7 2.5
Launch Angle 9.7 5.3 -4.4 12.4 7.1 13.3 0.9 10.6 -2.7 16.8 6.2
Barrel % 3 7.1 4.1 4.1 -3 7.2 3.1 5.8 -1.4 7.3 1.5
Hard Hit % 28.9 35.4 6.5 30.2 -5.2 33.9 3.7 32.7 -1.2 37.6 4.9
Sweet Spot % 28.9 31 2.1 38.1 7.1 26.1 -12 36 9.9 34.5 -1.5
xBA .251 .23 -0.021 .232 0.002 .199 -0.033 .226 0.027 .213 -0.013
BA .259 .226 -0.033 .24 0.014 .204 -0.036 .2 -0.004 .217 0.017
xwOBA .306 .298 -0.008 .283 -0.015 .264 -0.019 .28 0.016 .279 -0.001
wOBA .313 .284 -0.029 .281 -0.003 .264 -0.017 .252 -0.012 .286 0.034
xSLG .379 .362 -0.017 .361 -0.001 .34 -0.021 .353 0.013 .348 -0.005
SLG .392 .346 -0.046 .357 0.011 .341 -0.016 .317 -0.024 .371 0.054
K% 17.4 26.7 9.3 29 2.3 31.1 2.1 29.8 -1.3 30.1 0.3
BB% 7.6 8 0.4 6.1 -1.9 6.1 0 6.1 0 7 0.9
Swing % 51.3 45.6 -5.7 51.3 5.7 48.3 -3 51.1 2.8 49.2 -1.9
Whiff% 19.1 25.4 6.3 25.4 0 28.9 3.5 28.2 -0.7 30.8 2.6
In Zone % 50.6 51.6 1 50.2 -1.4 50.1 -0.1 52.2 2.1 50.5 -1.7
Out of Zone % 49.4 48.4 -1 49.8 1.4 49.9 0.1 47.8 -2.1 49.5 1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 31.9 24.1 -7.8 30 5.9 26.7 -3.3 32.1 5.4 31.2 -0.9
First Pitch Swing % 32.1 25.6 -6.5 33.9 8.3 34.1 0.2 34.2 0.1 32.2 -2
First Pitch Strike % 62 56.3 -5.7 61.1 4.8 66.6 5.5 66 -0.6 66.2 0.2
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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 708 .252 348 4 1.1 360 81 22.5
2022 574 .286 312 22 7.1 262 132 50.4

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 206 17.2 19.9% 0.0% 103 25.3 0.0% 14.6%
2018 256 18.5 10.9% 0.8% 103 25.1 1.0% 13.6%
2019 564 18.1 8.9% 1.1% 283 24.2 1.1% 11.3%
2020 374 19.9 16.6% 1.6% 160 25.8 3.8% 22.5%
2021 863 20.8 1.4% 3.9% 361 25.7 0.0% 20.5%
2022 728 19.6 3.2% 2.6% 331 24.2 0.9% 17.2%
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Pitch Distribution