Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 2 2 5.96 51 0 1 74.0 61 1.39
11 Seasons 51 55 4.31 476 76 11 998.2 862 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 51 2-2 5.96 74.0 61 1.39
11 Seasons 476 51-55 4.31 998.2 862 1.29

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
2015 31 927 172 5 2.9 2 87.7 111.1 15.9 27.9 .230 .358 .293 .292 .339 35.5 22.0 8.4 2.95 3.51
2016 32 1193 243 21 8.6 6.5 89.5 108.3 13.4 35.8 .290 .497 .368 .347 .417 36.2 19.0 4.4 5.96 5.24
Player 2120 415 26 6.3 4.6 88.8 111.1 14.4 32.5 .264 .438 .335 .323 .385 35.9 20.3 6.1
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

Villanueva relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(31.2%) ,
Slider
(28.8%) ,
Curveball
(14.4%) ,
Sinker
(12.6%) ,
Changeup
(12.5%) ,
Eephus
(0.4%) ,


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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 42.4 26.2 22.7 8.7 37.8 35.5 26.7 1.7 31.4 28.5 23.3 7.0 2.9 2.0
2016 44.0 21.0 27.6 7.4 43.2 34.6 21.8 1.2 30.5 22.2 28.8 5.3 8.6 6.5
Player 43.4 23.1 25.5 8.0 41.0 34.9 23.9 1.4 30.8 24.8 26.5 6.0 6.3 4.6
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
2016 Sinker SD R 148 88.6 19.7 -2.3 -10 14.2 0.7 5
2016 Changeup SD R 146 82.9 28.0 -1.3 -4 8.2 -4.3 -35
2016 Curveball SD R 166 75.0 52.9 -6.1 -10 8.8 0.7 9
2016 4-Seamer SD R 362 88.8 15.9 0.5 3 6.4 -0.5 -7
2016 Slider SD R 337 83.1 35.3 -0.7 -2 3.5 -0.3 -7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 461 1,769 -8 -8 8 7 -1
2009 413 1,594 0 -1 -2 6 3
2010 229 918 -6 -5 3 6 -3
2011 448 1,715 -6 -15 7 7 -8
2012 517 1,999 -3 -11 8 5 -1
2013 519 1,971 0 -17 8 6 -3
2014 336 1,275 6 -6 5 4 9
2015 255 942 -11 -6 5 3 -9
2016 317 1,180 9 -7 7 4 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 %
2015 927 45.8 66.1 81.9 29.9 52.0 45.2 62.8 46.5 27.4 5.9 80.0
2016 1,193 49.9 63.7 82.8 31.1 58.6 44.2 65.7 47.4 24.1 6.9 69.5
Player 2,120 48.1 64.7 82.4 30.5 55.7 44.6 64.4 47.0 25.5 6.5 73.7
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
2015 69 65 70 65 55 90 91 62 26 62 31 82 53 9 43 17 62
2016 12 4 4 7 34 34 6 24 34 35 95 58 75 8 33 37 51
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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 17 13.8 3 5 15 4 23.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 17 13 13 10 15 17 11 18 15 8 17 14 9 10 12 14 15 20 11 16 18 8 12 16 13 13 20 14 10 13 18
! 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 88.9 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 81.9 1
Breaking Velocity 81.4 -1.2
Exit Velocity 87.7 1.8
Launch Angle 15.9 -2.5
Barrel % 2.9 5.7
Hard Hit % 35.5 0.7
Sweet Spot % 27.9 7.9
xBA .23 0.06
BA .223 0.074
xwOBA .292 0.055
wOBA .293 0.075
xSLG .358 0.139
SLG .384 0.169
K% 22 -3
BB% 8.4 -4
Swing % 46.5 0.9
Whiff% 27.4 -3.3
In Zone % 45.8 4.1
Out of Zone % 54.2 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 1.2
First Pitch Swing % 25.6 3.7
First Pitch Strike % 62.8 2.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 307 .371 186 9 4.8 121 55 45.5

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 257 22.0 1.2% 7.0% 177 27.0 2.3% 29.9%
2011 522 17.2 25.3% 1.5% 271 24.9 2.6% 20.3%
2012 594 17.6 16.7% 3.5% 308 26.5 0.6% 25.6%
2013 598 17.7 19.4% 3.2% 301 25.3 2.3% 20.6%
2014 298 18.5 16.8% 4.0% 227 27.2 1.8% 29.1%
2015 274 17.4 29.6% 5.5% 146 26.3 3.4% 30.1%
2016 363 20.0 15.7% 8.0% 187 25.3 3.2% 26.7%
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Pitch Distribution