Brendon Little
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #27, Chicago Cubs | State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 40.50 1 0 0 0.2 0 4.50
2024 0 0 5.59 8 0 0 9.2 8 1.45
2 Seasons 0 1 7.84 9 0 0 10.1 8 1.65
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-1 40.50 0.2 0 4.50
2024 8 0-0 5.59 9.2 8 1.45
2 Seasons 9 0-1 7.84 10.1 8 1.65
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
2022 25 22 4 1 25.0 16.7 88.7 102.6 -3.5 25.0 .218 .531 .727 .446 .316 50.0 0.0 16.7 40.50 9.59
2024 27 133 32 2 6.3 4.8 86.4 109.3 -7.3 25.0 .258 .402 .325 .291 .351 40.6 19.0 4.8 5.59 3.30
Player 155 36 3 8.3 6.3 86.6 109.3 -6.9 25.0 .255 .414 .376 .310 .347 41.7 16.7 6.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Little relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(63.2%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(26.3%) ,
Cutter
(10.5%) ,


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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
2022 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 75.0 0.0 50.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 16.7
2024 68.8 9.4 18.8 3.1 46.9 34.4 18.8 6.3 53.1 9.4 25.0 0.0 6.3 4.8
Player 66.7 13.9 16.7 2.8 44.4 30.6 25.0 5.6 52.8 11.1 22.2 0.0 8.3 6.3
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 4.7
! 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
2024 Curveball TOR L 35 85.9 45.1 0.9 2 4.4 -3.2 -42
2024 Cutter TOR L 14 92.6 24.7 -1.5 -7 0.3 -1.1 -77
2024 Sinker TOR L 84 94.1 30.1 7.1 31 16.6 1.3 8
2022 Slider CHC L 7 86.2 44.9 9.9 28 1.8 -2.4 -57
2022 Sinker CHC L 15 94.5 26.3 5.0 24 17.3 2.4 16
! 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 %
2024 Sinker 0.9 1 84 63.2 20 .368 .421 .368 9.4 0.0 0.0 .307 .417 .330 42.1
2024 Curveball 2.6 1 35 26.3 16 .188 .188 .169 42.9 43.8 35.0 .131 .150 .123 22.2
2024 Cutter -11.2 -2 14 10.5 5 .400 1.200 .650 55.6 20.0 100.0 .480 1.153 .670 75.0
2022 Sinker -17.2 -3 15 68.2 4 .667 1.667 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .239 .651 .456 33.3
2022 Slider -3.2 0 7 31.8 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .152 .172 .420 100.0
! 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
2024 Curveball 35 85.9 77 11.3 5:15 5:15 0
2024 Cutter 14 92.6 37 6.1 10:45 12:15 -90
2024 Sinker 78 94.1 78 17.5 10:00 9:00 60
2022 Sinker 15 94.5 93 18.6 10:00 9:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2024 41 133 -1 2 0 0 0
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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 %
2022 22 40.9 55.6 100.0 15.4 100.0 36.4 66.7 31.8 0.0 4.5 0.0
2024 133 55.6 63.5 85.1 25.4 33.3 39.1 53.7 46.6 27.4 9.0 58.3
Player 155 53.5 62.7 86.5 23.6 41.2 38.7 55.3 44.5 24.6 8.4 53.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 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
2024 52 12 2
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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 26.8 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2024 23.9 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 25.4 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2024 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 6 .727 5 1 20.0 1 1 100.0
2024 Shades 41 .325 23 5 21.7 18 4 22.2
! 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 13 18.5 7.7% 0.0% 0 -- -- --
2024 42 17.8 2.4% 0.0% 25 18.3 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution