Chris Flexen
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 219LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 14, #440, New York Mets | Newark Memorial HS (CA)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 14 6 3.61 31 31 0 179.2 125 1.25
2022 8 9 3.73 33 22 2 137.2 95 1.33
2023 2 8 6.86 29 16 0 102.1 74 1.67
6 Seasons 27 34 4.95 120 80 2 487.2 343 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 31 14-6 3.61 179.2 125 1.25
2022 33 8-9 3.73 137.2 95 1.33
2023 29 2-8 6.86 102.1 74 1.67
6 Seasons 120 27-34 4.95 487.2 343 1.48
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
2017 22 911 160 10 6.3 4.3 86.3 113.7 11.1 35.0 .270 .446 .416 .368 .376 31.3 15.5 15.0 7.88 6.08
2018 23 151 30 4 13.3 10.0 89.0 113.5 12.3 43.3 .337 .622 .529 .450 .446 40.0 7.5 15.0 12.79 9.99
2019 24 274 47 3 6.4 4.3 89.6 108.0 18.9 38.3 .249 .404 .350 .349 .343 48.9 14.3 18.6 6.58 5.51
2021 26 2811 572 36 6.3 4.9 89.5 114.4 11.5 33.9 .261 .427 .311 .317 .358 38.1 16.9 5.4 3.61 4.27
2022 27 2204 442 40 9.0 6.8 89.1 114.7 18.4 35.7 .256 .430 .315 .330 .361 40.0 16.1 8.6 3.73 4.59
2023 28 1755 350 33 9.4 7.1 89.4 113.5 15.1 38.6 .296 .508 .392 .374 .414 41.4 15.9 8.2 6.86 6.16
Player 8106 1601 126 7.9 5.9 89.0 114.7 14.4 35.9 .269 .450 .346 .342 .374 39.0 16.0 8.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Flexen relies on 7 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.1%) ,
Cutter
(29.2%) ,
Changeup
(16%) ,
Slider
(6.8%) ,
Sweeper
(3%) ,
Curveball
(2.3%) ,
Sinker
(1.7%) ,


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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
2017 41.9 25.6 27.5 5.0 32.5 40.6 26.3 7.5 30.0 23.1 25.0 5.6 6.3 4.3
2018 40.0 20.0 30.0 10.0 33.3 36.7 30.0 6.7 26.7 26.7 16.7 10.0 13.3 10.0
2019 34.0 27.7 29.8 8.5 23.4 46.8 29.8 4.3 23.4 31.9 27.7 6.4 6.4 4.3
2021 43.0 28.1 24.1 4.7 35.8 36.7 27.4 3.7 32.0 26.7 24.5 6.5 6.3 4.9
2022 35.1 32.6 23.5 8.8 31.9 40.3 27.8 5.4 23.5 32.6 23.8 5.7 9.0 6.8
2023 38.9 24.9 28.6 7.7 38.6 35.4 26.0 3.7 28.3 23.7 28.0 6.9 9.4 7.1
Player 39.5 28.2 25.5 6.7 34.6 38.1 27.2 4.6 28.3 27.5 25.0 6.3 7.9 5.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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
2023 Sinker COL R 30 90.8 18.0 -4.2 -19 7.7 -6.1 -44
2023 Cutter COL R 512 87.9 28.8 -1.7 -6 7.0 3.3 89
2023 Slider COL R 119 81.5 45.9 5.0 12 3.1 -0.9 -23
2023 Curveball COL R 40 71.7 65.8 -1.0 -1 7.2 -3.7 -34
2023 Changeup COL R 281 81.0 32.9 0.4 1 11.0 -1.8 -14
2023 Sweeper COL R 52 79.3 46.8 2.1 5 15.4 0.9 6
2023 4-Seamer COL R 721 91.9 15.8 -0.7 -5 0.3 -5.0 -95
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 868 91.7 13.7 0.9 6 2.3 -3.4 -60
2022 Cutter SEA R 715 87.4 28.5 0.5 2 6.6 2.2 50
2022 Slider SEA R 134 81.1 43.1 2.9 7 7.0 1.4 25
2022 Curveball SEA R 79 74.6 64.6 2.7 4 8.4 -0.3 -3
2022 Sweeper SEA R 47 80.2 44.6 -0.3 -1 12.6 -2.6 -17
2022 Sinker SEA R 3 92.6 12.9 -6.7 -34 9.0 -3.8 -30
2022 Changeup SEA R 355 81.1 32.9 1.2 4 12.6 -0.3 -2
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 1,124 92.8 13.5 0.5 4 2.0 -3.7 -65
2021 Cutter SEA R 826 89.1 27.0 -0.5 -2 5.0 1.6 48
2021 Curveball SEA R 430 77.2 59.1 3.2 6 7.9 2.0 34
2021 Changeup SEA R 431 82.7 30.2 0.8 3 12.2 -0.4 -3
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 166 94.3 14.0 0.6 4 5.6 -1.1 -17
2019 Sinker NYM R 3 94.8 16.1 -4.3 -21 12.2 -2.0 -14
2019 Cutter NYM R 60 88.1 31.0 -3.1 -11 5.3 3.2 154
2019 Curveball NYM R 10 78.1 59.8 3.9 7 7.3 0.3 4
2019 Changeup NYM R 35 83.6 32.0 2.0 7 11.4 -1.3 -11
2018 Sinker NYM R 26 92.2 19.5 -2.0 -9 12.7 -1.5 -11
2018 Cutter NYM R 24 88.2 31.0 -3.1 -11 6.4 4.0 166
2018 Changeup NYM R 9 82.8 27.1 -5.0 -16 8.5 -4.4 -34
2018 Curveball NYM R 24 80.1 51.5 -2.4 -4 8.5 1.1 16
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 68 92.7 14.7 0.8 5 4.7 -1.8 -28
2017 Curveball NYM R 56 76.4 58.2 1.3 2 7.1 -1.7 -19
2017 Changeup NYM R 94 82.3 30.8 0.9 3 11.8 -1.0 -8
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 366 92.6 14.7 -0.4 -3 7.3 0.0 0
2017 Cutter NYM R 210 86.4 32.6 -4.3 -15 4.5 2.1 86
2017 Sinker NYM R 185 92.3 18.6 -1.3 -6 15.6 1.3 9
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer -2.9 -21 721 41.1 185 .383 .740 .504 17.3 12.4 14.6 .348 .645 .462 53.3
2023 Cutter -0.6 -3 512 29.2 139 .287 .504 .369 20.2 10.1 12.2 .286 .501 .361 39.1
2023 Changeup 0.4 1 281 16.0 78 .213 .320 .249 39.7 29.5 24.2 .226 .340 .261 21.2
2023 Slider -2.2 -3 119 6.8 28 .296 .407 .321 27.3 35.7 15.6 .220 .341 .258 35.3
2023 Sweeper -4.6 -2 52 3.0 18 .389 .444 .369 14.8 11.1 12.5 .353 .414 .333 31.3
2023 Curveball 4.2 2 40 2.3 8 .125 .125 .113 35.7 25.0 25.0 .122 .171 .126 16.7
2023 Sinker -7.2 -2 30 1.7 10 .556 .667 .555 12.5 0.0 0.0 .392 .656 .470 55.6
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 869 39.4 221 .303 .530 .400 15.4 13.1 13.1 .284 .525 .398 52.5
2022 Cutter 0.0 0 717 32.5 200 .265 .392 .307 23.3 15.0 17.8 .266 .402 .307 37.9
2022 Changeup 1.6 6 355 16.1 98 .165 .264 .220 33.1 22.4 21.4 .222 .354 .281 24.6
2022 Slider 5.7 8 134 6.1 45 .071 .071 .091 24.7 22.2 14.9 .139 .266 .195 24.2
2022 Curveball -5.4 -4 79 3.6 14 .615 1.308 .746 16.0 7.1 7.1 .446 .774 .572 53.8
2022 Sweeper 3.0 1 47 2.1 8 .000 .000 .113 22.2 25.0 8.7 .118 .132 .110 0.0
2022 Sinker 3.9 0 3 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer 0.7 8 1,124 40.0 257 .273 .459 .344 18.0 23.0 17.4 .243 .463 .333 43.1
2021 Cutter -0.7 -6 826 29.4 259 .308 .446 .351 15.7 10.0 11.8 .295 .449 .345 41.9
2021 Changeup 2.2 9 431 15.3 123 .160 .269 .204 26.5 21.1 16.5 .198 .306 .224 16.8
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 430 15.3 102 .290 .410 .312 22.9 13.7 13.0 .296 .436 .322 41.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 0 166 60.6 38 .226 .355 .337 11.8 13.2 15.6 .227 .392 .342 51.9
2019 Cutter -3.8 -2 60 21.9 16 .385 .692 .503 30.8 12.5 11.1 .298 .470 .399 45.5
2019 Changeup 3.9 1 35 12.8 10 .111 .111 .160 33.3 20.0 20.0 .143 .242 .209 42.9
2019 Curveball -11.0 -1 10 3.6 3 .667 1.000 .717 33.3 33.3 16.7 .582 .725 .555 50.0
2019 Sinker -6.6 0 3 1.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2018 4-Seamer -1.7 -1 68 45.0 13 .273 .909 .512 10.3 7.7 7.7 .283 .793 .479 40.0
2018 Sinker -11.0 -3 26 17.2 9 .333 .667 .611 0.0 0.0 -- .432 .741 .560 66.7
2018 Cutter -24.7 -6 24 15.9 9 .750 .875 .717 23.1 11.1 12.5 .457 .561 .473 42.9
2018 Curveball -2.3 -1 24 15.9 8 .375 .500 .381 23.1 12.5 10.0 .220 .357 .256 14.3
2018 Changeup -4.8 0 9 6.0 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 366 40.2 92 .274 .452 .392 20.0 19.6 18.2 .255 .400 .363 35.7
2017 Cutter -0.6 -1 210 23.1 48 .316 .447 .387 19.4 12.5 8.3 .310 .520 .418 35.3
2017 Sinker -1.5 -3 185 20.3 50 .326 .442 .386 16.1 16.0 18.6 .244 .351 .317 25.7
2017 Changeup -7.8 -7 94 10.3 28 .333 .667 .478 28.6 7.1 8.3 .234 .380 .324 13.6
2017 Curveball -13.5 -8 56 6.1 15 .533 1.467 .820 11.8 13.3 12.5 .375 .863 .510 46.2
! 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
2023 Changeup 272 81.0 98 13.7 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Curveball 40 71.7 82 17.5 6:45 6:45 0
2023 Cutter 500 87.9 54 9.4 11:15 10:00 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 697 91.9 90 15.9 12:15 12:00 15
2023 Sinker 28 90.8 94 16.5 12:30 1:00 -30
2023 Slider 112 81.5 44 7.9 7:45 7:00 45
2023 Sweeper 52 79.3 49 17.3 7:30 8:30 -60
2022 Changeup 351 81.1 99 15.2 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 Curveball 79 74.6 77 20.4 6:45 7:00 -15
2022 Cutter 709 87.4 51 9.4 11:30 10:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 856 91.7 92 18.5 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Slider 134 81.1 39 9.3 8:00 8:15 -15
2022 Sweeper 46 80.2 47 14.1 7:30 8:30 -60
2021 Changeup 428 82.7 98 15.4 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Curveball 430 77.2 72 18.0 6:45 7:00 -15
2021 Cutter 825 89.1 54 8.3 11:30 10:45 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,118 92.8 92 17.9 12:30 12:15 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 233 911 3 -5 -12 -5 -20
2018 39 151 -4 -4 -2 -1 -11
2019 68 274 1 2 -3 -1 -2
2021 741 2,811 10 32 -21 -11 11
2022 587 2,204 6 25 -15 -8 8
2023 466 1,755 -12 5 -15 -6 -28
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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 %
2017 911 47.9 67.2 82.9 23.8 69.9 44.1 61.8 44.6 19.7 6.6 83.3
2018 151 46.4 67.1 85.1 21.0 88.2 41.7 60.0 42.4 14.1 6.0 55.6
2019 274 45.3 67.7 81.0 20.7 71.0 42.7 50.7 42.0 20.0 6.2 58.8
2021 2,811 49.1 71.7 85.6 28.7 67.6 43.4 63.4 49.8 19.2 7.3 81.6
2022 2,204 44.7 74.1 85.8 28.4 61.6 42.9 58.9 48.8 21.7 6.5 79.7
2023 1,755 48.3 70.0 84.7 27.4 59.8 42.8 61.8 48.0 22.3 6.5 78.9
Player 8,106 47.4 71.2 85.0 27.3 64.8 43.2 61.2 48.1 20.6 6.8 79.6
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
2017 4 20 26 33 1 66 42 71 65 11 1 18 13 44 21 72 62
2018 45 18 47
2019 68 26 60
2021 42 22 33 43 64 11 72 33 56 9 89 5 57 36 24 79 22
2022 20 24 18 18 27 7 19 32 30 9 40 19 39 18 25 74 20
2023 3 3 3 8 6 19 25 39 34 7 53 23 30 17 18 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.6 11 8.4 3 6 5 4 36.4
2018 24.5 2 2.0 0 1 0 2 100.0
2019 24.2 1 2.0 -1 0 3 0 0.0
2021 23.5 19 22.3 -3 15 18 9 47.4
2022 23.6 17 17.3 0 19 14 5 29.4
2023 23.3 25 22.3 3 7 15 9 36.0
Player 23.5 75 74.3 1 48 55 29 38.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 11 7 6 8 9 9 10 9 6 7 8 10 9 9 8 8 8 7 9 9 10 6 11 10 9 7 7 12 10 9 6
2018 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2019 1 3 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 1 3 2 2 3 3 2 1
2021 19 26 18 24 26 20 25 24 16 14 18 30 25 18 21 29 20 20 24 25 20 25 30 27 18 17 27 23 20 19 20
2022 17 15 15 21 16 18 20 13 8 13 15 23 22 15 19 20 17 15 16 17 18 16 26 18 14 14 21 22 19 18 15
2023 25 17 21 22 22 22 25 22 19 22 22 26 21 20 23 27 25 21 23 26 22 22 28 23 21 20 23 24 22 22 16
Player 75 70 63 79 77 73 85 71 52 60 66 93 83 67 74 88 73 66 75 81 75 73 100 81 67 62 82 86 76 72 60
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.8 91.7 0.9 -- 1.0 -- -- 91.2 -- 89.7 -1.5 90.3 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 82.3 82.8 0.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 82.7 -- 81.1 -1.6 81.0 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 76.4 80.1 3.7 -- -2.0 -- -- 77.2 -- 79.0 1.8 79.1 0.1
Exit Velocity 86.3 89.0 2.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 89.5 -- 89.1 -0.4 89.4 0.3
Launch Angle 11.1 12.3 1.2 -- 6.6 -- -- 11.5 -- 18.4 6.9 15.1 -3.3
Barrel % 6.3 13.3 7.0 -- -6.9 -- -- 6.3 -- 9.0 2.7 9.4 0.4
Hard Hit % 31.3 40.0 8.7 -- 8.9 -- -- 38.1 -- 40.0 1.9 41.4 1.4
Sweet Spot % 35.0 43.3 8.3 -- -5.0 -- -- 33.9 -- 35.7 1.8 38.6 2.9
xBA .270 .337 0.067 -- -0.088 -- -- .261 -- .256 -0.005 .296 0.040
BA .321 .424 0.103 -- -0.156 -- -- .268 -- .250 -0.018 .317 0.067
xwOBA .368 .450 0.082 -- -0.101 -- -- .317 -- .330 0.013 .374 0.044
wOBA .416 .529 0.113 -- -0.179 -- -- .311 -- .315 0.004 .392 0.077
xSLG .446 .622 0.176 -- -0.218 -- -- .427 -- .430 0.003 .508 0.078
SLG .554 .758 0.204 -- -0.329 -- -- .414 -- .408 -0.006 .545 0.137
K% 15.5 7.5 -8.0 -- 6.8 -- -- 16.9 -- 16.1 -0.8 15.9 -0.2
BB% 15.0 15.0 0.0 -- 3.6 -- -- 5.4 -- 8.6 3.2 8.2 -0.4
Swing % 44.6 42.4 -2.2 -- -0.4 -- -- 49.8 -- 48.8 -1.0 48.0 -0.8
Whiff% 19.7 14.1 -5.6 -- 5.9 -- -- 19.2 -- 21.7 2.5 22.3 0.6
In Zone % 47.9 46.4 -1.5 -- -1.1 -- -- 49.1 -- 44.7 -4.4 48.3 3.6
Out of Zone % 52.1 53.6 1.5 -- 1.1 -- -- 50.9 -- 55.3 4.4 51.7 -3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 21.0 -2.8 -- -0.3 -- -- 28.7 -- 28.4 -0.3 27.4 -1.0
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 30.0 -0.5 -- -9.7 -- -- 32.7 -- 34.5 1.8 33.9 -0.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.8 60.0 -1.8 -- -9.3 -- -- 63.4 -- 58.9 -4.5 61.8 2.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 233 .416 120 6 5.0 113 12 10.6
2018 Shifts 39 .529 27 0 0.0 12 3 25.0
2019 Shifts 68 .350 42 3 7.1 26 12 46.2
2021 Shifts 717 .312 400 80 20.0 317 211 66.6
2022 Shifts 586 .313 306 122 39.9 280 208 74.3
2023 Shades 466 .392 256 13 5.1 210 100 47.6
! 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

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