Brendan Donovan
LF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 7, #213, St. Louis Cardinals | University of South Alabama
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 468 391 64 110 5 2 .281 .394 .379 .773
2023 371 327 48 93 11 5 .284 .365 .422 .787
2024 94 78 10 17 2 0 .218 .330 .372 .702
3 Seasons 933 796 122 220 18 7 .276 .376 .396 .772
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .281 5 2 .773
2023 .284 11 5 .787
2024 .218 2 0 .702
3 Seasons .276 18 7 .772
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2022 25 1966 324 11 3.4 2.4 87.7 107.0 6.0 32.7 .266 .365 .349 .339 .332 37.7 15.0 12.8
2023 26 1431 276 16 5.8 4.3 89.3 109.1 10.6 37.3 .287 .438 .345 .354 .371 40.6 14.3 8.9
2024 27 377 62 6 9.7 6.5 90.5 104.9 15.0 37.1 .248 .425 .315 .347 .353 43.5 17.4 9.8
Player 3774 662 33 5.0 3.5 88.6 109.1 8.8 35.0 .273 .401 .344 .346 .350 39.4 14.9 11.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 54.3 19.1 24.4 2.2 32.4 37.3 30.2 4.0 40.7 17.9 28.7 4.9 3.4 2.4
2023 46.7 22.5 25.4 5.4 39.9 29.7 30.4 4.0 33.3 19.6 29.7 7.6 5.8 4.3
2024 35.5 33.9 24.2 6.5 35.5 37.1 27.4 1.6 27.4 32.3 24.2 4.8 9.7 6.5
Player 49.4 21.9 24.8 3.9 35.8 34.1 30.1 3.8 36.4 19.9 28.7 6.0 5.0 3.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -2 142 37.7 34 .226 .258 .237 11.5 20.6 19.4 .264 .436 .320 52.0
2024 Sinker 3.8 2 48 12.7 14 .250 .500 .479 6.3 0.0 0.0 .404 .806 .590 62.5
2024 Changeup 0.0 0 48 12.7 12 .250 .583 .346 14.3 25.0 15.0 .220 .373 .251 22.2
2024 Slider 3.4 1 43 11.4 12 .111 .222 .279 33.3 41.7 31.3 .191 .339 .340 100.0
2024 Curveball 1.2 0 36 9.5 8 .143 .571 .338 25.0 12.5 12.5 .099 .224 .203 33.3
2024 Cutter -0.4 0 26 6.9 6 .250 .250 .383 0.0 0.0 0.0 .322 .368 .432 0.0
2024 Sweeper -4.5 -1 14 3.7 5 .250 .500 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .212 .381 .206 20.0
2024 Split-Finger -0.9 0 14 3.7 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .247 .247 .223 0.0
2024 Knuckleball 0.6 0 6 1.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 518 36.2 130 .309 .427 .386 11.5 13.8 13.8 .298 .488 .390 43.5
2023 Slider 1.5 4 242 16.9 70 .227 .455 .332 15.9 18.6 14.4 .273 .429 .316 50.0
2023 Sinker 2.7 4 165 11.5 44 .378 .622 .493 11.3 9.1 13.3 .345 .572 .439 42.4
2023 Curveball -0.3 -1 154 10.8 33 .200 .300 .259 22.4 21.2 13.0 .189 .233 .230 21.7
2023 Changeup 2.5 4 142 9.9 34 .344 .438 .390 24.6 20.6 18.9 .272 .366 .300 24.0
2023 Cutter -0.4 0 117 8.2 28 .200 .240 .248 8.7 7.1 10.5 .270 .368 .319 39.1
2023 Split-Finger 4.1 2 47 3.3 16 .429 .500 .403 19.0 6.3 7.7 .320 .418 .382 42.9
2023 Sweeper -5.0 -2 39 2.7 13 .167 .167 .192 15.8 7.7 7.1 .383 .519 .413 45.5
2023 Slurve -2.1 0 7 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .026 .035 .023 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 5 720 36.6 176 .324 .428 .399 12.1 15.9 13.6 .295 .408 .375 38.5
2022 Sinker 0.6 2 270 13.7 63 .308 .500 .407 10.2 15.9 19.6 .255 .352 .340 57.1
2022 Slider 1.1 3 264 13.4 57 .295 .364 .371 26.3 17.5 10.4 .282 .359 .364 28.6
2022 Cutter 1.7 4 218 11.1 52 .256 .326 .325 5.3 7.7 7.8 .272 .405 .357 32.5
2022 Changeup 1.8 4 216 11.0 62 .228 .316 .321 25.3 11.3 9.3 .223 .308 .258 37.3
2022 Curveball -0.7 -1 168 8.5 27 .174 .174 .246 17.3 18.5 8.6 .215 .290 .295 27.8
2022 Split-Finger 5.7 3 52 2.6 16 .267 .267 .325 31.8 25.0 23.5 .232 .270 .251 27.3
2022 Sweeper 6.4 2 37 1.9 10 .222 .444 .320 23.5 20.0 13.3 .217 .279 .268 14.3
2022 Slurve 1.8 0 12 0.6 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 474 1,991 -6 -5 19 11 19
2023 369 1,431 2 -8 9 8 11
2024 92 377 -5 -2 4 3 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 1,966 48.7 55.7 90.4 21.4 66.7 42.2 11.6 38.1 15.6 8.0 65.2
2023 1,431 49.3 63.4 90.6 22.9 69.3 44.9 22.2 42.8 14.8 7.3 66.7
2024 377 47.2 58.4 89.4 16.6 69.7 40.1 17.4 36.3 13.9 9.5 63.9
Player 3,774 48.8 58.9 90.4 21.5 68.0 43.0 16.4 39.7 15.1 7.9 65.6
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2022 76 79 29 11 98 9 8 25 28 35 88 93 92 90 47 19 65
2023 80 92 63 35 89 17 25 50 46 49 91 56 96 83 44 12 82
2024 72 52 63 67 75 76 68 71 27 63 73 57 94 97 29 13
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 21.2 5 6.3 -1 6 6 2 40.0
2023 21.2 11 11.5 -1 3 7 6 54.5
2024 21.6 2 2.5 -1 1 4 0 0.0
Player 21.2 18 20.3 -2 10 17 8 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 5 6 3 8 10 7 8 6 6 3 5 9 4 5 8 8 7 7 5 7 5 5 9 8 5 5 9 7 5 5 4
2023 11 13 10 12 12 11 11 13 11 11 10 14 12 11 14 12 13 12 11 11 13 10 14 12 8 11 11 11 13 12 7
2024 2 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 3 1 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 1 5 2 1 4 4 2 1 3 1 5 3 1
Player 18 20 14 22 25 21 22 23 20 15 18 26 19 18 25 23 22 21 17 23 20 16 27 24 15 17 23 19 23 20 12
! 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.7 89.3 1.6 90.5 1.2
Launch Angle 6.0 10.6 4.6 15.0 4.4
Barrel % 3.4 5.8 2.4 9.7 3.9
Hard Hit % 37.7 40.6 2.9 43.5 2.9
Sweet Spot % 32.7 37.3 4.6 37.1 -0.2
xBA .266 .287 0.021 .248 -0.039
BA .281 .284 0.003 .211 -0.073
xwOBA .339 .354 0.015 .347 -0.007
wOBA .349 .345 -0.004 .315 -0.030
xSLG .365 .438 0.073 .425 -0.013
SLG .379 .422 0.043 .368 -0.054
K% 15.0 14.3 -0.7 17.4 3.1
BB% 12.8 8.9 -3.9 9.8 0.9
Swing % 38.1 42.8 4.7 36.3 -6.5
Whiff% 15.6 14.8 -0.8 13.9 -0.9
In Zone % 48.7 49.3 0.6 47.2 -2.1
Out of Zone % 51.3 50.7 -0.6 52.8 2.1
Out of Zone Swing % 21.4 22.9 1.5 16.6 -6.3
First Pitch Swing % 11.6 22.2 10.6 17.4 -4.8
First Pitch Strike % 56.7 62.1 5.4 58.7 -3.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts L 464 148 31.9 .356 .321
2023 Shades L 361 110 30.5 .373 .285
2024 Shades L 92 23 25.0 .292 .384
! 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 %
2022 701 16.7 31.8% 1.0% 340 21.5 2.1% 4.1%
2023 431 14.8 52.7% 0.2% 241 18.9 5.4% 0.0%
2024 98 15.5 42.9% 2.0% 35 18.9 2.9% 2.9%
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