Chris Flexen
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 219LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 14, #440, New York Mets | Newark Memorial HS (CA)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 8 9 3.73 33 22 2 137.2 95 1.33
5 Seasons 25 26 4.44 91 64 2 385.1 269 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 33 8-9 3.73 137.2 95 1.33
5 Seasons 91 25-26 4.44 385.1 269 1.44

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 .271 .448 .416 .369 .377 31.3 15.5 15.0 7.88 6.12
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 .331 .361 40.0 16.1 8.6 3.73 4.62
Player 6351 1251 93 7.4 5.6 89.0 114.7 14.2 35.1 .262 .435 .334 .334 .363 38.4 16.1 8.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .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

Flexen relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(39.6%) ,
Cutter
(32.4%) ,
Changeup
(16.1%) ,
Slider
(8.3%) ,
Curveball
(3.6%) ,


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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
Player 39.6 29.2 24.7 6.5 33.5 38.8 27.6 4.9 28.3 28.5 24.2 6.2 7.4 5.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 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
2022 Cutter SEA R 713 87.4 28.4 0.7 2 6.6 2.2 51
2022 Changeup SEA R 355 81.1 32.9 1.2 4 12.6 -0.3 -2
2022 Curveball SEA R 79 74.6 64.6 2.8 5 8.4 -0.3 -3
2022 Slider SEA R 183 80.9 43.5 2.4 6 8.4 1.5 21
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 871 91.7 13.7 0.9 6 2.3 -3.5 -60
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
2021 Cutter SEA R 826 89.1 27.0 -0.6 -2 5.0 1.7 51
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 1,124 92.8 13.5 0.5 4 2.0 -3.7 -65
2019 Curveball NYM R 10 78.1 59.8 3.9 7 7.3 0.2 3
2019 Cutter NYM R 60 88.1 31.0 -3.2 -12 5.3 3.3 159
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 160 94.3 13.9 0.7 5 5.4 -1.3 -19
2019 Changeup NYM R 33 83.6 32.3 2.3 8 11.4 -1.3 -10
2019 Sinker NYM R 11 92.5 18.4 -3.3 -15 10.5 -3.6 -26
2018 Changeup NYM R 9 82.8 27.1 -5.0 -16 8.5 -4.3 -34
2018 Cutter NYM R 24 88.2 31.0 -3.1 -11 6.4 4.0 171
2018 Sinker NYM R 32 92.3 18.9 -2.6 -12 12.0 -2.3 -16
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 62 92.7 14.6 1.0 6 4.3 -2.2 -34
2018 Curveball NYM R 24 80.1 51.5 -2.3 -4 8.5 1.1 15
2017 Sinker NYM R 236 92.3 18.3 -1.7 -9 15.3 0.9 6
2017 Changeup NYM R 94 82.3 30.8 0.8 3 11.8 -0.9 -7
2017 Curveball NYM R 55 76.3 58.4 1.4 2 7.2 -1.7 -19
2017 Slider NYM R 1 90.5 23.8 -1.8 -7 3.3 1.0 45
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 315 92.6 14.3 -0.1 -1 6.2 -1.0 -14
2017 Cutter NYM R 210 86.4 32.7 -4.4 -16 4.4 2.1 90
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.3 3 872 39.6 222 .301 .527 .398 15.6 13.5 13.4 .283 .523 .396 52.5
2022 Cutter 0.0 0 715 32.4 198 .267 .396 .310 23.4 15.2 18.0 .268 .405 .310 37.7
2022 Changeup -1.6 -6 355 16.1 98 .165 .264 .220 33.1 22.4 21.4 .222 .354 .282 24.6
2022 Slider -5.1 -9 183 8.3 55 .058 .058 .091 23.5 21.8 13.0 .134 .238 .178 22.0
2022 Curveball 5.4 4 79 3.6 14 .615 1.308 .746 16.0 7.1 7.1 .446 .774 .572 53.8
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -8 1,124 40.0 257 .273 .459 .344 18.0 23.0 17.4 .244 .463 .333 43.1
2021 Cutter 0.7 6 826 29.4 259 .308 .446 .351 15.7 10.0 11.8 .295 .450 .345 41.9
2021 Changeup -2.2 -9 431 15.3 123 .160 .269 .204 26.5 21.1 16.5 .198 .307 .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 -1.7 -3 160 58.4 36 .172 .276 .296 12.3 13.9 16.7 .216 .375 .338 48.0
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 -5.5 -2 33 12.0 9 .111 .111 .100 33.3 22.2 22.2 .143 .242 .154 42.9
2019 Sinker 26.6 3 11 4.0 4 1.000 1.500 .888 0.0 0.0 0.0 .384 .635 .563 100.0
2019 Curveball 11.0 1 10 3.6 3 .667 1.000 .717 33.3 33.3 16.7 .582 .725 .555 50.0
2018 4-Seamer 2.7 2 62 41.1 13 .273 .909 .512 7.7 7.7 7.7 .283 .793 .479 40.0
2018 Sinker 7.3 2 32 21.2 9 .333 .667 .611 8.3 0.0 -- .432 .741 .560 66.7
2018 Curveball 2.3 1 24 15.9 8 .375 .500 .381 23.1 12.5 10.0 .220 .357 .256 14.3
2018 Cutter 24.7 6 24 15.9 9 .750 .875 .717 23.1 11.1 12.5 .458 .563 .474 42.9
2018 Changeup 4.8 0 9 6.0 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -0.8 -3 315 34.6 76 .258 .355 .347 20.1 21.1 19.8 .246 .351 .333 34.0
2017 Sinker 2.5 6 236 25.9 66 .333 .556 .439 16.7 15.2 16.4 .257 .417 .362 29.5
2017 Cutter 0.4 1 210 23.1 49 .308 .436 .379 19.2 12.2 8.3 .304 .508 .411 34.3
2017 Changeup 7.8 7 94 10.3 28 .333 .667 .478 28.6 7.1 8.3 .235 .380 .325 13.6
2017 Curveball 14.6 8 55 6.0 14 .571 1.571 .879 12.5 14.3 12.5 .401 .943 .554 50.0
2017 Slider 3.6 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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 707 87.4 51 9.4 11:30 10:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 859 91.7 92 18.5 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Slider 182 80.9 41 10.4 7:45 8:15 -30
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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 -9 -33 20 11 -11
2022 587 2,204 -6 -26 15 8 -8
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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 43.9 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 42.3 50.7 42.0 20.0 6.2 58.8
2021 2,811 49.1 71.7 85.7 28.6 67.5 43.3 63.4 49.8 19.2 7.3 81.6
2022 2,204 44.7 74.1 85.8 28.4 61.6 42.8 58.9 48.8 21.7 6.5 79.7
Player 6,351 47.2 71.6 85.1 27.3 66.0 43.1 61.0 48.2 20.1 6.8 79.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 24 33 1 66 42 71 65 11 1 18 13 24 37 72 54
2018 34 27 44
2019 44 40 49
2021 43 22 33 43 62 11 72 33 56 9 89 5 57 22 38 79 21
2022 19 24 18 18 27 7 19 32 30 9 40 19 39 9 47 76 19
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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 9.5 2 3 5 6 54.5
2018 24.5 2 2.0 0 1 0 2 100.0
2019 24.2 1 1.9 -1 0 3 0 0.0
2021 23.5 19 22.4 -3 13 19 9 47.4
2022 23.9 17 18.2 -1 18 18 5 29.4
Player 23.7 50 54.1 -4 35 45 22 44.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 11 9 10 11 9 9 10 8 11 10 9 10 8 7 10 11 8 11 7 10 12 9 8 10 10 11 10 8 8 10 12
2018 2 3 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
2019 1 3 2 3 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 2 3
2021 19 23 27 17 23 29 21 25 27 17 25 25 14 16 18 25 27 22 20 21 25 20 19 22 21 26 27 17 23 18 31
2022 17 21 25 16 20 20 17 18 18 21 22 15 14 8 15 21 23 20 19 17 19 16 17 16 18 17 18 15 18 14 29
Player 50 59 66 49 55 62 52 56 60 52 60 53 40 34 46 62 62 58 49 52 61 48 47 51 54 58 58 43 53 46 77
! 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 90.8 91.7 0.9 0.9 91.2 89.8 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 82.3 82.8 0.5 0.8 82.7 81.1 -1.6
Breaking Velocity 76.6 80.1 3.5 -2 77.2 79 1.8
Exit Velocity 86.3 89 2.7 0.6 89.5 89.1 -0.4
Launch Angle 11.1 12.3 1.2 6.6 11.5 18.4 6.9
Barrel % 6.3 13.3 7 -6.9 6.3 9 2.7
Hard Hit % 31.3 40 8.7 8.9 38.1 40 1.9
Sweet Spot % 35 43.3 8.3 -5 33.9 35.7 1.8
xBA .271 .337 0.066 -0.088 .261 .256 -0.005
BA .321 .424 0.103 -0.156 .268 .25 -0.018
xwOBA .369 .45 0.081 -0.101 .317 .331 0.014
wOBA .416 .529 0.113 -0.179 .311 .315 0.004
xSLG .448 .622 0.174 -0.218 .427 .43 0.003
SLG .554 .758 0.204 -0.329 .414 .408 -0.006
K% 15.5 7.5 -8 6.8 16.9 16.1 -0.8
BB% 15 15 0 3.6 5.4 8.6 3.2
Swing % 44.6 42.4 -2.2 -0.4 49.8 48.8 -1
Whiff% 19.7 14.1 -5.6 5.9 19.2 21.7 2.5
In Zone % 47.9 46.4 -1.5 -1.1 49.1 44.7 -4.4
Out of Zone % 52.1 53.6 1.5 1.1 50.9 55.3 4.4
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 21 -2.8 -0.3 28.6 28.4 -0.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 30 -0.5 -9.7 32.7 34.5 1.8
First Pitch Strike % 61.8 60 -1.8 -9.3 63.4 58.9 -4.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 233 .416 120 5 4.2 113 11 9.7
2018 39 .529 27 0 0.0 12 3 25.0
2019 68 .350 42 3 7.1 26 10 38.5
2021 741 .311 402 62 15.4 339 194 57.2
2022 587 .315 307 118 38.4 280 192 68.6

Pitch Tempo

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