Brett Oberholtzer
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 225LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 8, #250, Atlanta Braves | Seminole CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2014 5 13 4.39 24 24 0 143.2 94 1.38
2015 2 2 4.46 8 8 0 38.1 27 1.59
2016 3 3 5.89 37 2 1 70.1 54 1.62
4 Seasons 14 23 4.36 82 44 1 324 220 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2014 24 5-13 4.39 143.2 94 1.38
2015 8 2-2 4.46 38.1 27 1.59
2016 37 3-3 5.89 70.1 54 1.62
4 Seasons 82 14-23 4.36 324 220 1.40
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
2015 25 655 126 5 4.0 2.9 88.8 111.3 10.2 28.6 .261 .377 .353 .323 .340 38.1 15.8 9.9 4.46 4.37
2016 26 1218 237 17 7.2 5.3 90.1 113.6 12.5 33.8 .281 .490 .384 .361 .403 39.7 16.8 9.0 5.89 5.71
Player 1873 363 22 6.1 4.5 89.7 113.6 11.7 32.0 .275 .451 .373 .348 .381 39.1 16.5 9.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Oberholtzer relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(32.0%) ,
Changeup
(28.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(26.1%) ,
Slider
(7.1%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(6.5%) ,


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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
2015 49.2 16.7 27.8 6.3 36.5 36.5 27.0 2.4 38.1 24.6 24.6 4.8 4.0 2.9
2016 43.0 22.8 28.7 5.5 41.8 38.4 19.8 2.5 30.4 23.2 28.3 7.6 7.2 5.3
Player 45.2 20.7 28.4 5.8 39.9 37.7 22.3 2.5 33.1 23.7 27.0 6.6 6.1 4.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.1 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
2016 Sinker LAA L 386 89.7 21.5 -2.3 -10 15.0 1.2 9
2016 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 316 89.6 17.9 0.6 3 10.2 3.0 42
2016 Changeup LAA L 341 80.5 33.8 -0.1 0 11.7 -0.4 -3
2016 Curveball LAA L 78 78.9 45.5 -8.9 -16 2.9 -6.6 -70
2016 Slider LAA L 86 82.3 35.6 -4.0 -10 5.8 -11.9 -196
2015 Slider HOU L 84 83.1 32.9 -6.1 -16 0.8 -6.0 -115
2015 Changeup HOU L 142 80.1 32.4 -0.7 -2 14.1 1.8 14
2015 Sinker HOU L 123 89.4 19.7 -4.6 -19 16.3 2.3 16
2015 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 255 89.1 17.5 0.4 2 9.9 2.8 39
2015 Curveball HOU L 47 78.2 51.3 -4.1 -7 1.4 -8.1 -85
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 293 1,101 5 9 -5 -2 7
2014 622 2,249 -7 13 -7 -6 -8
2015 171 655 2 -1 -3 -3 -5
2016 320 1,214 -12 6 -6 -3 -16
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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 %
2015 655 45.2 64.2 87.4 29.8 71.0 46.4 60.8 45.3 17.8 4.7 54.8
2016 1,218 52.1 66.9 84.7 27.9 71.2 44.3 62.3 48.2 18.4 9.4 80.7
Player 1,873 49.7 66.0 85.5 28.6 71.1 45.1 61.8 47.2 18.2 7.7 75.2
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
2015 9 27 21
2016 5 7 5 7 11 42 21 8 11 20 33 13 38 10 29 3 30
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.5 18 15.7 2 6 13 6 33.3
Player 22.5 18 15.7 2 6 13 6 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 18 18 16 18 15 15 17 15 12 12 15 20 14 13 15 17 10 13 17 16 16 15 21 17 15 18 14 18 16 17 15
Player 18 18 16 18 15 15 17 15 12 12 15 20 14 13 15 17 10 13 17 16 16 15 21 17 15 18 14 18 16 17 15
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.2 89.6 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 80.1 80.5 0.4
Breaking Velocity 81.3 80.7 -0.6
Exit Velocity 88.8 90.1 1.3
Launch Angle 10.2 12.5 2.3
Barrel % 4.0 7.2 3.2
Hard Hit % 38.1 39.7 1.6
LA Sweet-Spot % 28.6 33.8 5.2
xBA .261 .281 0.020
BA .293 .294 0.001
xwOBA .323 .361 0.038
wOBA .353 .384 0.031
xSLG .377 .490 0.113
SLG .447 .550 0.103
K% 15.8 16.8 1.0
BB% 9.9 9.0 -0.9
Swing % 45.3 48.2 2.9
Whiff% 17.8 18.4 0.6
In Zone % 45.2 52.1 6.9
Out of Zone % 54.8 47.9 -6.9
Out of Zone Swing % 29.8 27.9 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 31.6 36.4 4.8
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 62.3 1.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 310 .380 206 25 12.1 104 15 14.4
! 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 %
2013 338 17.6 14.8% 4.4% 152 24.0 0.0% 11.2%
2014 661 17.1 25.4% 2.9% 325 23.7 0.0% 14.5%
2015 183 18.2 25.1% 4.9% 116 23.7 10.3% 22.4%
2016 315 17.0 32.1% 1.3% 208 23.0 5.8% 12.5%
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Pitch Distribution