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

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 2 4.76 8 8 0 39.2 49 1.29
6 Seasons 33 23 3.35 100 85 1 499.2 573 1.09
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 8 5-2 4.76 39.2 49 1.29
6 Seasons 100 33-23 3.35 499.2 573 1.09

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 2.88
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 29 749 106 9 8.5 5.3 88.9 109.1 16.3 36.8 .247 .418 .330 .320 .422 43.4 28.7 7.0 4.76 3.63
Player 8215 1296 73 5.6 3.6 86.3 115.3 11.3 34.0 .228 .361 .275 .286 .364 32.9 28.3 6.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 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%) ,
Sinker
(22.8%) ,
Changeup
(17.1%) ,
Curveball
(11.7%) ,
Slider
(11.3%) ,


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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%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 277 142 135 37.0 95.9 64 56 9 3 2 0 4 23 33 .161 .225 .411 .500 .295 .343 91.6 28 2358 6.6 26.8 17.4
2022 Sinker 171 101 70 22.8 95.3 50 43 15 12 3 0 0 6 39 .349 .283 .419 .383 .369 .349 84.3 13 2275 6.6 12.9 15.0
2022 Changeup 128 33 95 17.1 86.0 34 32 8 6 1 0 1 15 17 .250 .222 .375 .287 .286 .234 85.3 3 1976 6.7 54.2 31.3
2022 Curveball 88 51 37 11.7 83.6 10 9 4 1 2 0 1 0 9 .444 .362 1.000 .786 .626 .496 96.0 11 2547 6.5 19.4 0.0
2022 Slider 85 74 11 11.3 88.8 13 13 3 2 1 0 0 5 8 .231 .200 .308 .232 .236 .185 89.8 12 2441 6.6 45.5 17.2
2021 4-Seam Fastball 947 438 509 33.7 96.5 260 232 44 30 4 2 8 113 122 .190 .212 .328 .349 .264 .283 85.4 19 2356 6.5 30.5 25.6
2021 Sinker 751 372 379 26.7 96.2 181 161 39 29 7 0 3 14 148 .242 .279 .342 .418 .295 .342 86.2 3 2288 6.5 15.0 10.7
2021 Curveball 468 226 242 16.7 83.8 111 107 15 10 4 0 1 45 64 .140 .184 .206 .277 .155 .207 84.9 5 2646 6.4 31.8 23.4
2021 Changeup 400 62 338 14.2 86.5 92 88 17 13 1 1 2 24 64 .193 .214 .295 .342 .229 .259 81.5 11 1906 6.5 41.0 21.6
2021 Slider 244 224 20 8.7 86.4 64 62 15 11 0 0 4 15 49 .242 .233 .435 .350 .281 .248 87.9 11 2554 6.4 30.6 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 39.6 27.4 24.5 8.5 38.7 33.0 28.3 7.5 18.9 27.4 30.2 5.7 8.5 5.3
Player 46.3 22.0 24.2 7.6 32.6 39.4 28.1 6.3 32.6 23.8 25.8 5.2 5.6 3.6
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.5 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 Changeup MIL R 128 86.0 28.5 -1.9 -6 16.1 1.7 11
2022 Curveball MIL R 88 83.6 48.5 0.4 1 4.0 -3.2 -45
2022 Sinker MIL R 171 95.3 15.3 -4.3 -22 13.8 -1.3 -9
2022 Slider MIL R 85 88.8 31.1 -0.4 -1 5.0 1.2 30
2022 4-Seamer MIL R 275 95.9 11.8 1.7 12 5.4 -2.0 -27
2021 Curveball MIL R 468 83.8 51.3 3.2 7 4.5 -2.8 -38
2021 Changeup MIL R 400 86.5 29.7 0.0 0 14.7 0.7 5
2021 Sinker MIL R 751 96.2 16.8 -2.3 -12 14.0 -0.8 -6
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 -1.3 -17
2020 Slider MIL R 129 88.2 34.2 1.9 6 2.9 -0.9 -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 -2.8 -9 15.4 2.2 17
2020 Curveball MIL R 78 83.5 49.3 1.0 2 4.0 -2.9 -42
2020 Sinker MIL R 370 96.3 16.1 -2.7 -14 13.8 -0.6 -4
2019 Changeup MIL R 282 87.0 27.9 -0.9 -3 16.0 2.3 17
2019 Slider MIL R 392 88.4 32.8 0.9 3 3.2 -0.1 -4
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 Sinker MIL R 510 96.0 18.4 -1.6 -8 15.1 0.4 3
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 413 95.1 16.1 -1.3 -9 9.1 1.5 20
2018 Changeup MIL R 85 84.7 30.8 -0.1 0 15.1 1.7 13
2018 Sinker MIL R 64 96.2 18.5 -0.9 -5 13.6 -1.0 -7
2018 Slider MIL R 178 86.8 36.1 2.4 7 3.3 -0.8 -20
2018 Curveball MIL R 6 79.3 44.7 -9.5 -17 2.2 -6.3 -74
2017 4-Seamer MIL R 432 94.3 16.3 -2.9 -22 7.6 0.0 0
2017 Changeup MIL R 92 84.7 30.5 2.4 9 14.8 1.8 14
2017 Slider MIL R 192 85.8 34.9 1.8 5 3.6 0.1 3
! 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 -0.3 -1 277 37.0 64 .161 .411 .294 26.8 35.9 17.4 .225 .500 .349 57.6
2022 Sinker 1.2 2 171 22.8 50 .349 .419 .376 12.9 12.0 15.0 .283 .383 .348 33.3
2022 Changeup -0.7 -1 128 17.1 34 .250 .375 .305 54.2 44.1 31.3 .222 .287 .248 29.4
2022 Curveball 3.1 3 88 11.7 10 .444 1.000 .610 19.4 0.0 0.0 .362 .786 .497 44.4
2022 Slider 1.2 1 85 11.3 13 .231 .308 .235 45.5 38.5 17.2 .200 .232 .185 62.5
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 -8 947 33.7 260 .190 .328 .271 30.5 43.5 25.6 .212 .349 .284 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 .207 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 .233 .350 .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 .142 .310 .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 .266 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 .318 .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 .443 .339 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 125 86.0 92 18.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 88 83.6 53 12.5 7:15 6:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 273 95.9 89 18.5 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Sinker 170 95.4 91 20.3 12:45 1:30 -45
2022 Slider 85 88.8 29 6.2 11:15 9:45 90
! 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 -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 171 749 -3 -1 5 4 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 50.6 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 749 48.7 68.2 78.3 32.8 55.6 45.4 67.3 50.1 29.1 8.0 73.3
Player 8,215 50.9 69.5 78.1 30.1 60.0 44.3 63.8 50.2 26.7 7.7 77.1
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 73 22
2018 85 26
2019 80 64 78 86 80 60 93 97 92 81 78 50 80 90 40
2020 90 84 78 63 93 11 48 79 67 84 80 66 90 92 82 62
2021 83 68 77 79 84 29 81 92 90 86 81 66 83 90 69 73
2022 52 55 53 53 55 15 37 48 27 81 62 72 52 83 72 59
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 13 11.3 2.0 8 6 5 38.5
2020 22.6 9 8.6 0.0 3 8 2 22.2
2021 21.8 19 19.0 0.0 6 15 8 42.1
2022 24.6 6 4.8 1.0 2 5 1 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 13 11 15 11 12 11 12 13 9 15 10 12 8 8 11 13 8 11 10 15 6 11 10 13 11 16 13 10 14 9 12
2020 9 9 10 8 10 8 0 10 8 8 10 10 8 5 8 9 6 9 8 8 5 9 10 8 9 9 9 8 9 9 10
2021 19 22 20 19 23 19 17 23 19 15 22 21 13 15 18 22 14 22 15 20 11 20 22 19 19 21 20 18 20 19 23
2022 6 4 6 4 6 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 6 4 6 5 6 2 5 5 5 4 6 6 4 5 5 6
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 95.3 1 96.2 0.9 96.4 0.2 96.4 0 95.7 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.7 0 87 2.3 86.7 -0.3 86.5 -0.2 86 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 85.8 86.5 0.7 87.8 1.3 86.4 -1.4 84.7 -1.7 86.2 1.5
Exit Velocity 83.4 87.7 4.3 86.1 -1.6 86.7 0.6 86.2 -0.5 88.9 2.7
Launch Angle 9.7 5.3 -4.4 12.4 7.1 13.3 0.9 10.6 -2.7 16.3 5.7
Barrel % 3 7.1 4.1 4.1 -3 7.2 3.1 5.8 -1.4 8.5 2.7
Hard Hit % 28.9 35.4 6.5 30.2 -5.2 33.9 3.7 32.7 -1.2 43.4 10.7
Sweet Spot % 28.9 31 2.1 38.1 7.1 26.1 -12 36 9.9 36.8 0.8
xBA .251 .23 -0.021 .232 0.002 .199 -0.033 .226 0.027 .247 0.021
BA .259 .226 -0.033 .24 0.014 .204 -0.036 .2 -0.004 .255 0.055
xwOBA .306 .298 -0.008 .283 -0.015 .264 -0.019 .28 0.016 .32 0.04
wOBA .313 .284 -0.029 .281 -0.003 .264 -0.017 .252 -0.012 .33 0.078
xSLG .379 .362 -0.017 .361 -0.001 .34 -0.021 .353 0.013 .418 0.065
SLG .392 .346 -0.046 .357 0.011 .341 -0.016 .317 -0.024 .431 0.114
K% 17.4 26.7 9.3 29 2.3 31.1 2.1 29.8 -1.3 28.7 -1.1
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 50.1 -1
Whiff% 19.1 25.4 6.3 25.4 0 28.9 3.5 28.2 -0.7 29.1 0.9
In Zone % 50.6 51.6 1 50.2 -1.4 50.1 -0.1 52.2 2.1 48.7 -3.5
Out of Zone % 49.4 48.4 -1 49.8 1.4 49.9 0.1 47.8 -2.1 51.3 3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 31.9 24.1 -7.8 30 5.9 26.7 -3.3 32.1 5.4 32.8 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 32.1 25.6 -6.5 33.9 8.3 34.1 0.2 34.2 0.1 30.4 -3.8
First Pitch Strike % 62 56.3 -5.7 61.1 4.8 66.6 5.5 66 -0.6 67.3 1.3
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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 171 .330 97 7 7.2 74 44 59.5

Pitch Distribution