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

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 8 4.00 16 16 0 90.0 66 1.40
5 Seasons 22 25 4.61 74 58 0 337.2 240 1.47
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 16 5-8 4.00 90.0 66 1.40
5 Seasons 74 22-25 4.61 337.2 240 1.47

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 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 1433 288 30 10.4 7.8 90.3 114.7 18.8 34.7 .281 .510 .330 .365 .411 42.0 17.1 8.3 4.00 5.09
Player 5580 1097 83 7.6 5.6 89.3 114.7 13.7 34.7 .269 .456 .340 .343 .376 38.7 16.3 8.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Flexen relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.9%) ,
Cutter
(34.3%) ,
Changeup
(15.6%) ,
Slider
(4.7%) ,
Curveball
(4.5%) ,


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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
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 33.3 34.4 23.3 9.0 30.2 38.2 31.6 3.5 22.6 31.6 25.7 6.3 10.4 7.8
Player 39.8 29.2 24.8 6.2 33.3 38.1 28.5 4.3 28.7 27.7 24.8 6.4 7.6 5.6
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 491 87.3 28.5 0.7 2 6.3 1.9 44
2022 Curveball SEA R 65 75.0 63.4 2.0 3 9.2 0.2 3
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 585 91.6 13.8 0.8 6 2.7 -2.9 -52
2022 Slider SEA R 67 81.4 41.6 1.4 4 7.4 0.2 3
2022 Changeup SEA R 223 80.9 33.5 1.4 5 12.6 0.0 0
2021 Curveball SEA R 430 77.2 59.1 3.2 6 7.9 2.0 34
2021 Cutter SEA R 826 89.1 27.0 -0.6 -2 5.0 1.7 51
2021 Changeup SEA R 431 82.7 30.2 0.8 3 12.2 -0.4 -3
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 1,124 92.8 13.5 0.5 4 2.0 -3.7 -65
2019 Changeup NYM R 33 83.6 32.3 2.3 8 11.4 -1.3 -10
2019 Cutter NYM R 60 88.1 31.0 -3.2 -12 5.3 3.3 159
2019 Curveball NYM R 10 78.1 59.8 3.9 7 7.3 0.2 3
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 160 94.3 13.9 0.7 5 5.4 -1.3 -19
2019 Sinker NYM R 11 92.5 18.4 -3.3 -15 10.5 -3.6 -26
2018 Cutter NYM R 24 88.2 31.0 -3.1 -11 6.4 4.0 171
2018 Changeup NYM R 9 82.8 27.1 -5.0 -16 8.5 -4.3 -34
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 62 92.7 14.6 1.0 6 4.3 -2.2 -34
2018 Sinker NYM R 32 92.3 18.9 -2.6 -12 12.0 -2.3 -16
2018 Curveball NYM R 24 80.1 51.5 -2.3 -4 8.5 1.1 15
2017 Cutter NYM R 210 86.4 32.7 -4.4 -16 4.4 2.1 90
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 315 92.6 14.3 -0.1 -1 6.2 -1.0 -14
2017 Slider NYM R 1 90.5 23.8 -1.9 -7 3.3 0.9 39
2017 Curveball NYM R 55 76.3 58.4 1.4 2 7.2 -1.7 -19
2017 Changeup NYM R 94 82.3 30.8 0.8 3 11.8 -0.9 -7
2017 Sinker NYM R 236 92.3 18.3 -1.7 -9 15.3 0.9 6
! 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 0.0 0 586 40.9 150 .308 .508 .394 14.9 12.7 12.9 .305 .610 .421 52.7
2022 Cutter -0.2 -1 492 34.3 148 .257 .364 .293 23.8 16.9 19.5 .271 .451 .325 37.4
2022 Changeup -0.9 -2 223 15.6 60 .164 .273 .229 30.6 25.0 23.8 .254 .439 .326 27.5
2022 Slider -3.1 -2 67 4.7 17 .125 .125 .147 28.1 35.3 22.2 .131 .146 .155 10.0
2022 Curveball 5.0 3 65 4.5 12 .636 1.364 .767 9.5 8.3 9.1 .474 .965 .667 63.6
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 .449 .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 26.7 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 .356 .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 220 80.9 99 15.0 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 Curveball 65 75.0 75 20.0 6:45 7:00 -15
2022 Cutter 487 87.3 52 9.2 11:30 10:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 584 91.5 92 18.6 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Slider 67 81.4 36 9.3 8:30 8:30 0
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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 387 1,433 -2 -15 10 5 -2
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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 42.3 50.7 42.0 20.0 6.2 58.8
2021 2,811 49.1 71.7 85.7 28.6 67.5 43.5 63.4 49.8 19.2 7.3 81.6
2022 1,433 44.5 72.5 86.6 27.0 61.4 43.8 60.5 47.2 21.1 5.5 73.4
Player 5,580 47.5 70.8 85.2 26.8 66.8 43.5 61.7 47.7 19.7 6.6 78.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 4 20 24 33 1 66 42 71 65 11 1 18 4 24 37 72
2018 34 27
2019 44 40
2021 43 22 33 43 62 11 72 33 56 9 89 5 43 22 38 79
2022 15 19 15 16 25 1 15 18 25 15 44 18 15 9 44 75
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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 22.7 -4 12 20 9 47.4
2022 24.4 11 11.9 -1 11 12 2 18.2

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 30 22 25 28 17 25 26 14 16 18 26 29 21 20 21 26 20 19 22 21 27 28 17 23 18 31
2022 11 15 18 11 12 14 11 9 13 13 10 8 9 5 10 13 15 13 13 10 14 10 9 11 12 11 14 10 16 9 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 90.8 91.7 0.9 0.9 91.2 89.6 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 82.3 82.8 0.5 0.8 82.7 80.9 -1.8
Breaking Velocity 76.6 80.1 3.5 -2 77.2 78.2 1
Exit Velocity 86.3 89 2.7 0.6 89.5 90.3 0.8
Launch Angle 11.1 12.3 1.2 6.6 11.5 18.8 7.3
Barrel % 6.3 13.3 7 -6.9 6.3 10.4 4.1
Hard Hit % 31.3 40 8.7 8.9 38.1 42 3.9
Sweet Spot % 35 43.3 8.3 -5 33.9 34.7 0.8
xBA .271 .337 0.066 -0.088 .261 .281 0.02
BA .321 .424 0.103 -0.156 .268 .267 -0.001
xwOBA .369 .45 0.081 -0.101 .317 .365 0.048
wOBA .416 .529 0.113 -0.179 .311 .33 0.019
xSLG .448 .622 0.174 -0.218 .427 .51 0.083
SLG .554 .758 0.204 -0.329 .414 .423 0.009
K% 15.5 7.5 -8 6.8 16.9 17.1 0.2
BB% 15 15 0 3.6 5.4 8.3 2.9
Swing % 44.6 42.4 -2.2 -0.4 49.8 47.2 -2.6
Whiff% 19.7 14.1 -5.6 5.9 19.2 21.1 1.9
In Zone % 47.9 46.4 -1.5 -1.1 49.1 44.5 -4.6
Out of Zone % 52.1 53.6 1.5 1.1 50.9 55.5 4.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 21 -2.8 -0.3 28.6 27 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 30 -0.5 -9.7 32.7 33.3 0.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.8 60 -1.8 -9.3 63.4 60.5 -2.9
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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 387 .330 221 88 39.8 166 129 77.7

Pitch Tempo