Casey Sadler
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 223LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 25, #747, Pittsburgh Pirates | Western Oklahoma State College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 4 0 2.14 33 1 1 46.1 31 1.17
2020 1 2 5.12 17 0 0 19.1 21 1.40
2021 0 1 0.67 42 0 0 40.1 37 0.72
6 Seasons 6 4 2.86 101 2 1 125.2 104 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 33 4-0 2.14 46.1 31 1.17
2020 17 1-2 5.12 19.1 21 1.40
2021 42 0-1 0.67 40.1 37 0.72
6 Seasons 101 6-4 2.86 125.2 104 1.15
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 24 77 13 2 15.4 10.5 90.7 111.8 8.5 46.2 .247 .503 .323 .342 .447 46.2 26.3 5.3 3.60 4.93
2018 27 86 19 1 5.3 4.0 90.7 104.5 0.7 21.1 .249 .398 .473 .328 .322 42.1 12.0 12.0 8.31 4.60
2019 28 696 146 4 2.7 2.1 88.6 112.5 9.1 26.7 .249 .376 .284 .300 .323 36.3 16.0 6.7 2.14 3.94
2020 29 348 53 2 3.8 2.3 87.3 107.6 12.3 32.1 .245 .347 .314 .317 .358 26.4 24.4 14.0 5.12 4.27
2021 30 581 97 3 3.1 2.1 85.4 109.7 3.5 18.6 .197 .273 .185 .241 .281 30.9 25.5 6.9 0.67 2.41
Player 1788 328 12 3.7 2.6 87.6 112.5 7.4 25.6 .232 .345 .270 .288 .321 33.8 20.7 8.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sadler relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(40.8%) ,
Curveball
(31.5%) ,
Sinker
(27%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.3%) ,
Changeup
(0.3%) ,


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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 46.2 15.4 30.8 7.7 53.8 46.2 0.0 0.0 46.2 23.1 7.7 7.7 15.4 10.5
2018 57.9 15.8 26.3 0.0 31.6 47.4 21.1 0.0 52.6 15.8 21.1 5.3 5.3 4.0
2019 53.4 23.3 17.8 5.5 43.8 40.4 15.8 4.1 41.1 24.0 22.6 4.1 2.7 2.1
2020 43.4 22.6 28.3 5.7 49.1 26.4 24.5 5.7 28.3 26.4 30.2 3.8 3.8 2.3
2021 63.9 15.5 13.4 7.2 47.4 39.2 13.4 7.2 44.3 19.6 22.7 3.1 3.1 2.1
Player 54.9 20.1 19.2 5.8 45.4 38.4 16.2 4.9 40.9 22.6 23.2 4.0 3.7 2.6
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2021 Cutter SEA R 237 88.2 29.5 -2.1 -8 3.7 1.3 57
2021 Changeup SEA R 2 90.4 25.1 -2.4 -9 23.2 8.7 60
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 2 93.4 17.3 -2.1 -14 4.6 -2.8 -38
2021 Curveball SEA R 183 79.6 53.4 0.3 1 12.1 2.9 32
2021 Sinker SEA R 157 93.1 22.8 0.8 4 16.6 1.7 11
2020 4-Seamer SEA R 1 93.1 15.4 0.3 2 7.5 0.1 1
2020 Sinker SEA R 122 92.9 21.5 -0.5 -2 16.6 1.8 12
2020 Curveball SEA R 129 80.7 50.0 -0.4 -1 10.7 1.6 18
2020 Cutter SEA R 80 88.9 27.4 -1.3 -5 3.2 1.1 55
2020 Changeup SEA R 16 86.7 32.0 1.7 6 15.7 1.9 14
2019 Cutter LAD R 217 90.2 27.3 -1.3 -5 2.3 0.4 24
2019 Curveball LAD R 191 81.7 50.2 -0.5 -1 10.8 2.6 32
2019 4-Seamer LAD R 4 93.3 17.2 -0.9 -5 10.0 2.0 25
2019 Sinker LAD R 263 93.4 23.8 1.6 7 15.9 1.0 6
2019 Changeup LAD R 21 86.8 31.7 1.7 6 13.2 -1.0 -7
2018 Sinker PIT R 51 92.0 25.2 2.2 9 16.2 1.5 10
2018 Curveball PIT R 10 81.8 47.5 -3.7 -7 11.3 2.9 34
2018 Cutter PIT R 18 89.1 26.5 0.0 0 0.7 -1.0 -60
2018 Changeup PIT R 6 86.4 32.9 1.8 6 16.2 2.2 16
2018 Slider PIT R 1 88.0 37.4 3.7 11 4.3 0.0 1
2015 Sinker PIT R 53 91.3 -- -- 15.6 1.5 11
2015 Slider PIT R 13 86.2 -- -- 4.1 -0.7 -15
2015 Changeup PIT R 9 84.7 -- -- 15.0 2.2 17
! 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 %
2021 Cutter 1.2 3 237 40.8 50 .239 .326 .282 24.3 18.0 20.0 .225 .327 .274 32.4
2021 Curveball 3.3 6 183 31.5 51 .067 .133 .143 31.3 27.5 20.0 .186 .286 .251 31.3
2021 Sinker 4.4 7 157 27.0 44 .119 .119 .155 13.1 31.8 25.9 .178 .200 .193 28.6
2021 4-Seamer -2.7 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Changeup -6.7 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Curveball 2.3 3 129 37.1 32 .138 .138 .220 44.4 43.8 28.0 .157 .198 .213 18.8
2020 Sinker -0.7 -1 122 35.1 28 .227 .500 .388 24.5 10.7 14.3 .273 .404 .379 31.6
2020 Cutter -1.0 -1 80 23.0 26 .273 .636 .462 19.6 15.4 16.7 .328 .480 .399 27.8
2020 Changeup 1.0 0 16 4.6 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -14.0 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker -0.4 -1 263 37.8 79 .314 .457 .395 16.4 12.7 21.7 .266 .393 .323 39.3
2019 Cutter 2.5 5 217 31.2 52 .222 .400 .320 18.2 9.6 11.6 .269 .419 .332 35.7
2019 Curveball 1.5 3 191 27.4 53 .157 .235 .224 37.8 30.2 18.0 .224 .343 .258 37.1
2019 Changeup 2.2 0 21 3.0 8 .125 .125 .113 16.7 0.0 0.0 .144 .196 .154 12.5
2019 4-Seamer -1.1 0 4 0.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker -4.3 -2 51 59.3 16 .385 .615 .478 8.7 6.3 10.0 .294 .482 .402 41.7
2018 Cutter -7.6 -1 18 20.9 4 .500 .750 .763 18.2 0.0 0.0 .225 .257 .209 50.0
2018 Curveball -8.0 -1 10 11.6 3 .333 .667 .417 33.3 33.3 25.0 .213 .442 .276 50.0
2018 Changeup -16.5 -1 6 7.0 2 .500 .500 .800 66.7 50.0 33.3 .059 .073 .410 0.0
2018 Slider 0.0 0 1 1.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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
2021 Curveball 177 79.5 62 17.9 7:45 7:30 15
2021 Cutter 232 88.2 27 6.6 11:45 10:30 75
2021 Sinker 153 93.1 82 19.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Changeup 12 86.9 87 17.3 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Curveball 94 80.7 58 15.5 8:00 7:30 30
2020 Cutter 56 88.9 31 7.2 12:00 11:00 60
2020 Sinker 102 93.0 86 19.8 1:15 2:00 -45
! 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
2014 49 161 -1 1 -2 -1 -2
2019 192 696 5 7 -1 -4 8
2020 86 348 -1 6 -1 -3 1
2021 145 581 13 8 -3 -2 15
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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 77 55.8 58.1 80.0 23.5 62.5 57.1 57.9 42.9 18.2 2.6 50.0
2018 86 46.5 70.0 92.9 28.3 61.5 39.5 52.0 47.7 17.1 7.0 83.3
2019 696 44.4 66.0 87.3 30.2 57.3 45.5 55.7 46.1 22.4 6.5 75.6
2020 348 42.8 58.4 85.1 31.7 49.2 43.4 53.5 43.1 30.0 5.2 66.7
2021 581 47.0 59.3 89.5 30.8 53.7 39.2 56.6 44.2 23.7 8.3 64.6
Player 1,788 45.5 62.2 87.5 30.4 54.7 43.3 55.5 44.9 23.8 6.7 69.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2019 51 71 94 45
2020 49 44 74 88 19 88 87 68 96 54 8 74 84 43 85 90 32
2021 42 43 88 32
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.9 -1 0 1 0 --
2019 22.2 5 4.5 1 1 3 2 40.0
2020 25.0 3 2.7 0 2 2 1 33.3
2021 20.9 1 1.1 0 1 0 1 100.0
Player 23.0 9 9.2 0 4 6 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
2019 5 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 4 4
2020 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 5 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 1 2 3 3 3 3 2
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 9 10 8 9 9 8 10 10 7 7 8 11 10 9 10 10 10 10 9 10 9 10 11 10 8 9 8 10 10 9 7
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 92.0 0.7 91.3 -0.7 90.2 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.4 86.8 0.4 86.7 -0.1 90.4 3.7
Breaking Velocity 82.4 81.7 -0.7 80.7 -1.0 79.6 -1.1
Exit Velocity 90.7 88.6 -2.1 87.3 -1.3 85.4 -1.9
Launch Angle 0.7 9.1 8.4 12.3 3.2 3.5 -8.8
Barrel % 5.3 2.7 -2.6 3.8 1.1 3.1 -0.7
Hard Hit % 42.1 36.3 -5.8 26.4 -9.9 30.9 4.5
Sweet Spot % 21.1 26.7 5.6 32.1 5.4 18.6 -13.5
xBA .249 .249 0.000 .245 -0.004 .197 -0.048
BA .409 .236 -0.173 .205 -0.031 .143 -0.062
xwOBA .328 .300 -0.028 .317 0.017 .241 -0.076
wOBA .473 .284 -0.189 .314 0.030 .185 -0.129
xSLG .398 .376 -0.022 .347 -0.029 .273 -0.074
SLG .636 .362 -0.274 .397 0.035 .195 -0.202
K% 12.0 16.0 4.0 24.4 8.4 25.5 1.1
BB% 12.0 6.7 -5.3 14.0 7.3 6.9 -7.1
Swing % 47.7 46.1 -1.6 43.1 -3.0 44.2 1.1
Whiff% 17.1 22.4 5.3 30.0 7.6 23.7 -6.3
In Zone % 46.5 44.4 -2.1 42.8 -1.6 47.0 4.2
Out of Zone % 53.5 55.6 2.1 57.2 1.6 53.0 -4.2
Out of Zone Swing % 28.3 30.2 1.9 31.7 1.5 30.8 -0.9
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 26.0 -2.0 23.3 -2.7 22.1 -1.2
First Pitch Strike % 52.0 55.7 3.7 53.5 -2.2 56.6 3.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 25 .473 11 2 18.2 14 0 0.0
2019 Shifts 192 .284 96 55 57.3 96 81 84.4
2020 Shifts 85 .309 43 5 11.6 42 21 50.0
2021 Shifts 136 .185 91 22 24.2 45 28 62.2
! 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 %
2014 42 15.4 40.5% 0.0% 23 20.8 8.7% 4.3%
2015 31 14.9 54.8% 0.0% 7 20.5 14.3% 0.0%
2018 14 13.6 64.3% 0.0% 24 18.7 4.2% 0.0%
2019 223 16.0 39.5% 1.3% 98 21.4 0.0% 14.3%
2020 89 18.8 12.4% 1.1% 68 24.0 0.0% 8.8%
2021 186 17.6 18.3% 2.2% 94 25.7 0.0% 20.2%
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Pitch Distribution