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Chris Flexen
Popularity: ↑ 40%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 250LBS | Age: 26

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 3 6.59 9 1 0 13.2 10 2.05
3 Seasons 3 11 8.07 27 11 0 68.0 49 2.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 9 0-3 6.59 13.2 10 2.05
3 Seasons 27 3-11 8.07 68.0 49 2.13

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2017 911 160 9 5.6 86.2 11 34.4 .279 .451 .416 .377 .388 30.8 15.5 15.0 7.88 6.14
2018 151 30 4 13.3 89 12.3 43.3 .354 .648 .529 .468 .470 40.0 7.5 15.0 12.79 10.67
2019 274 47 3 6.4 89.6 18.9 38.3 .257 .421 .350 .359 .358 48.9 14.3 18.6 6.59 5.65
ALL 1336 237 16 6.8 87.2 12.8 36.3 .283 .468 .416 .384 .393 35.6 14.3 15.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Flexen relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(58.4%) ,
Slider
(21.9%) ,
Changeup
(12.8%) ,
Curveball
(3.6%) ,
Sinker
(3.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2019 4-Seam Fastball 160 97 63 58.4 94.3 36 29 5 2 3 0 0 5 25 .172 .224 .276 .384 .265 .343 90.0 20 2144 12.3 16.7
2019 Slider 60 50 10 21.9 88.1 16 13 5 3 1 0 1 2 11 .385 .318 .692 .510 .490 .418 86.9 9 2460 30.8 11.1
2019 Changeup 35 6 29 12.8 83.6 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 .111 .144 .111 .249 .156 .211 88.5 34 1267 35.3 20.0
2019 Curveball 10 6 4 3.6 78.1 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .667 .558 1.000 .717 .696 .546 91.7 17 2766 33.3 16.7
2019 Sinker 9 1 8 3.3 94.5 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.000 .410 1.500 .697 .926 .536 100.9 15 2168 0.0 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 64 40 24 42.4 92.7 13 11 3 0 1 0 2 1 10 .273 .289 .909 .800 .515 .487 91.8 31 2123 7.4 7.7
2018 Sinker 30 23 7 19.9 92.2 9 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 .333 .483 .667 .810 .510 .597 97.9 6 1962 9.1
2018 Slider 28 22 6 18.5 87.4 10 9 6 5 1 0 0 1 8 .667 .416 .778 .519 .634 .445 90.9 6 2449 23.5 10.0
2018 Curveball 20 15 5 13.2 79.6 7 7 3 2 1 0 0 1 6 .429 .267 .571 .437 .430 .302 73.1 -3 2755 22.2 12.5
2018 Changeup 9 1 8 6.0 82.8 1349
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2019 Curveball NYM R 10 78.1 59.8 3.4 6 7.3 -0.1 -1
2019 Slider NYM R 60 88.1 31 -1.9 -6 5.3 1.7 48
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 160 94.3 13.9 0.8 5 5.4 -1.3 -19
2019 Changeup NYM R 35 83.6 32 1.9 6 11.4 -1.3 -10
2019 Sinker NYM R 9 94.5 16.6 -3.9 -19 10.6 -3.8 -26
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 64 92.7 14.6 1 7 4.4 -2.1 -32
2018 Changeup NYM R 9 82.8 27.1 -5.1 -16 8.5 -4.3 -33
2018 Curveball NYM R 20 79.6 53.9 -1 -2 9 1.3 17
2018 Sinker NYM R 30 92.2 19.2 -2.4 -11 12.2 -2 -14
2018 Slider NYM R 28 87.4 32.2 -0.8 -2 6.3 2.5 65
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 177 92.9 12.9 1.2 9 4.3 -3 -41
2017 Slider NYM R 187 86.4 32.8 0.3 1 4.6 1.1 32
2017 Sinker NYM R 387 92 18 -2.2 -11 13 -1.3 -9
2017 Curveball NYM R 79 79.3 49.7 -2.9 -6 5.6 -2.5 -31
2017 Changeup NYM R 77 82.1 30.7 0.6 2 11.4 -1.3 -10
! 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 %
2019 Sinker 29.4 3 9 3.3 3 1.000 1.500 .950 0.0 0.0 0.0 .410 .697 .539 100.0
2019 Curveball 11.3 1 10 3.6 3 .667 1.000 .717 33.3 33.3 16.7 .558 .717 .546 50.0
2019 Changeup -2.3 -1 35 12.8 10 .111 .111 .160 35.3 20.0 20.0 .144 .249 .212 42.9
2019 Slider 4.1 2 60 21.9 16 .385 .692 .503 30.8 12.5 11.1 .318 .510 .420 45.5
2019 4-Seamer -1.6 -3 160 58.4 36 .172 .276 .296 12.3 13.9 16.7 .224 .384 .345 48.0
2018 Curveball 5.5 1 20 13.2 7 .429 .571 .436 22.2 14.3 12.5 .267 .437 .302 16.7
2018 Sinker 7.4 2 30 19.9 9 .333 .667 .611 9.1 0.0 .483 .810 .597 66.7
2018 Slider 19.5 5 28 18.5 10 .667 .778 .645 23.5 10.0 10.0 .416 .519 .446 37.5
2018 4-Seamer 2.5 2 64 42.4 13 .273 .909 .512 7.4 7.7 7.7 .289 .800 .488 40.0
2018 Changeup 5.0 0 9 6.0 0.0
2017 Curveball 10.0 8 79 8.7 16 .563 1.250 .756 11.1 12.5 11.1 .375 .683 .441 35.7
2017 Changeup 10.4 8 77 8.5 23 .400 .800 .555 31.7 8.7 9.5 .280 .466 .367 16.7
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 177 19.4 45 .297 .459 .385 29.6 31.1 31.1 .241 .376 .332 29.2
2017 Slider 0.1 0 187 20.5 46 .278 .417 .364 20.5 13.0 9.1 .291 .504 .417 37.5
2017 Sinker 1.0 4 387 42.5 102 .277 .422 .380 13.5 11.8 12.0 .272 .413 .372 31.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 231 905 -3 6 13 5 20
2018 38 150 4 4 2 1 11
2019 67 272 0 -2 3 2 3
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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 66.7 83.5 23.4 71.2 44.1 61.8 44.1 19.9 6.6 80.0
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 66.1 82.9 20.7 71.0 42.3 50.0 41.2 20.4 6.2 58.8
ALL 1336 47.2 66.7 83.6 22.5 73.0 43.5 59.2 43.3 19.3 6.4 73.3
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 41.9 25.6 27.5 5.0 32.5 40.6 26.9 7.5 30.0 23.1 25.0 5.6 5.6
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
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
ALL 40.1 25.3 28.3 6.3 30.8 41.4 27.8 6.8 28.3 25.3 24.5 6.3 6.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 4 15 27 40 1 71 55 75 69 11 1 17 4 44 14 59
2018
2019 72 23 84
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.2 1 1.5 -0.5 1 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 92.6 0.3 1.7 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 82.1 82.8 0.7 0.8 undefined
Breaking Velocity 84.3 84.2 -0.1 2.5 undefined
Exit Velocity 86.2 89 2.8 0.6 undefined
Launch Angle 11 12.3 1.3 6.6 undefined
Barrel % 5.6 13.3 7.7 -6.9 undefined
Hard Hit % 30.8 40 9.2 8.9 undefined
Sweet Spot % 34.4 43.3 8.9 -5 undefined
xBA .279 .354 0.075 -0.097 undefined
BA .321 .424 0.103 -0.156 undefined
xwOBA .377 .468 0.091 -0.109 undefined
wOBA .416 .529 0.113 -0.179 undefined
xSLG .451 .648 0.197 -0.227 undefined
SLG .554 .758 0.204 -0.329 undefined
K% 15.5 7.5 -8 6.8 undefined
BB% 15 15 0 3.6 undefined
Swing % 44.1 42.4 -1.7 -1.2 undefined
Whiff% 19.9 14.1 -5.8 6.3 undefined
In Zone Swing % 47.9 46.4 -1.5 -1.1 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 52.1 53.6 1.5 1.1 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 30 0.4 -10 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.8 60 -1.8 -10 undefined
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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

Pitch Distribution