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Chris Flexen
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 250LBS | Age: 27

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
2021 14 6 3.61 31 31 0 179.2 125 1.25
4 Seasons 17 17 4.83 58 42 0 247.2 174 1.49
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 31 14-6 3.61 179.2 125 1.25
4 Seasons 58 17-17 4.83 247.2 174 1.49

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 23 911 160 10 6.3 86.3 113.7 11.1 35 .267 .439 .416 .364 .369 31.3 15.5 15 7.88 6.05
2018 24 151 30 4 13.3 89 113.5 12.3 43.3 .337 .622 .529 .450 .446 40 7.5 15 12.79 10.12
2019 25 274 47 3 6.4 89.6 108 18.9 38.3 .249 .404 .350 .349 .343 48.9 14.3 18.6 6.58 5.63
2021 27 2811 572 36 6.3 89.5 114.4 11.5 33.9 .260 .426 .311 .316 .356 38.1 16.9 5.4 3.61 4.27
4147 809 53 6.6 88.9 114.4 11.9 34.7 .264 .434 .344 .333 .361 37.5 16.1 8.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Flexen relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40%) ,
Cutter
(29.4%) ,
Changeup
(15.3%) ,
Curveball
(15.3%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1124 704 420 40.0 92.8 257 231 63 39 13 3 8 59 174 .273 .242 .459 .461 .342 .332 91.1 21 2107 6.0 18.0 17.4
2021 Cutter 826 515 311 29.4 89.1 259 240 74 53 14 2 5 26 217 .308 .294 .446 .447 .341 .343 90.0 6 2299 6.0 15.7 11.8
2021 Changeup 431 84 347 15.3 82.7 123 119 19 14 1 0 4 26 95 .160 .198 .269 .305 .187 .223 82.6 11 1326 6.0 26.5 16.5
2021 Curveball 430 275 155 15.3 77.2 102 100 29 21 6 0 2 14 86 .290 .296 .410 .436 .307 .322 90.2 6 2708 5.9 22.9 13.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 160 97 63 58.4 94.3 36 29 5 2 3 0 0 5 25 .172 .216 .276 .375 .265 .336 90.0 20 2144 6.2 12.3 16.7
2019 Cutter 60 50 10 21.9 88.1 16 13 5 3 1 0 1 2 11 .385 .298 .692 .470 .490 .397 86.9 9 2460 5.8 30.8 11.1
2019 Changeup 33 5 28 12.0 83.6 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 .111 .143 .111 .242 .097 .154 88.5 34 1275 6.5 33.3 22.2
2019 Sinker 11 2 9 4.0 92.5 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.000 .384 1.500 .635 .867 .558 100.9 15 1980 6.3 0.0 0.0
2019 Curveball 10 6 4 3.6 78.1 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .667 .582 1.000 .725 .695 .555 91.7 17 2766 5.5 33.3 16.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 32.5 40.6 26.3 7.5 30 23.1 25 5.6 6.3
2018 40 20 30 10 33.3 36.7 30 6.7 26.7 26.7 16.7 10 13.3
2019 34 27.7 29.8 8.5 23.4 46.8 29.8 4.3 23.4 31.9 27.7 6.4 6.4
2021 43 28.1 24.1 4.7 35.8 36.7 27.4 3.7 32 26.7 24.5 6.5 6.3
42.2 27.3 25.3 5.2 34.4 38.1 27.4 4.6 30.9 26.3 24.5 6.4 6.6
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Changeup SEA R 431 82.7 30.2 0.8 3 12.2 -0.4 -3
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 1124 92.8 13.5 0.5 4 2 -3.8 -65
2021 Curveball SEA R 430 77.2 59.1 3.1 6 7.9 2 34
2021 Cutter SEA R 825 89.1 27 -0.6 -2 5 1.7 51
2019 Changeup NYM R 33 83.6 32.3 2.3 8 11.4 -1.3 -10
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 160 94.3 13.9 0.7 5 5.4 -1.3 -19
2019 Cutter NYM R 60 88.1 31 -3.2 -12 5.3 3.3 158
2019 Curveball NYM R 10 78.1 59.8 3.9 7 7.3 0.2 3
2019 Sinker NYM R 11 92.5 18.4 -3.3 -15 10.5 -3.6 -26
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 62 92.7 14.6 1 6 4.3 -2.2 -34
2018 Curveball NYM R 24 80.1 51.5 -2.3 -4 8.5 1.1 15
2018 Sinker NYM R 32 92.3 18.9 -2.6 -12 12 -2.3 -16
2018 Changeup NYM R 9 82.8 27.1 -5 -16 8.5 -4.3 -34
2018 Cutter NYM R 24 88.2 31 -3.1 -11 6.4 4 171
2017 Slider NYM R 1 90.5 23.8 -1.8 -7 3.3 1 45
2017 Cutter NYM R 210 86.4 32.7 -4.4 -16 4.4 2.1 90
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 -8 15.3 0.9 6
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 315 92.6 14.3 -0.1 -1 6.2 -1 -14
2017 Curveball NYM R 55 76.3 58.4 1.4 2 7.2 -1.7 -19
! 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 Curveball 0.1 0 430 15.3 102 .29 .41 .312 22.9 13.7 13 .296 .436 .322 41.9
2021 Changeup -2.4 -10 431 15.3 123 .16 .269 .196 26.5 21.1 16.5 .198 .305 .223 16.8
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -7 1124 40 257 .273 .459 .346 18 23 17.4 .242 .461 .332 43.1
2021 Cutter 0.8 7 826 29.4 259 .308 .446 .349 15.7 10 11.8 .294 .447 .344 41.9
2019 Curveball 11 1 10 3.6 3 .667 1 .717 33.3 33.3 16.7 .582 .725 .555 50
2019 Sinker 26.8 3 11 4 4 1 1.5 .888 0 0 0 .384 .635 .563 100
2019 Changeup -5.5 -2 33 12 9 .111 .111 .1 33.3 22.2 22.2 .143 .242 .154 42.9
2019 Cutter 4 2 60 21.9 16 .385 .692 .503 30.8 12.5 11.1 .298 .47 .399 45.5
2019 4-Seamer -1.6 -3 160 58.4 36 .172 .276 .296 12.3 13.9 16.7 .216 .375 .338 48
2018 Curveball 2.5 1 24 15.9 8 .375 .5 .381 23.1 12.5 10 .22 .356 .256 14.3
2018 Sinker 7.5 2 32 21.2 9 .333 .667 .611 8.3 0 .432 .741 .56 66.7
2018 Cutter 24.7 6 24 15.9 9 .75 .875 .717 23.1 11.1 12.5 .458 .563 .474 42.9
2018 4-Seamer 2.7 2 62 41.1 13 .273 .909 .512 7.7 7.7 7.7 .283 .793 .479 40
2018 Changeup 4.8 0 9 6 0
2017 Curveball 14.7 8 55 6 14 .571 1.571 .879 12.5 14.3 12.5 .396 .92 .541 50
2017 Changeup 7.9 7 94 10.3 28 .333 .667 .461 28.6 7.1 8.3 .225 .365 .313 13.6
2017 Cutter 0.5 1 210 23.1 49 .308 .436 .371 19.2 12.2 8.3 .296 .493 .402 34.3
2017 Sinker 2.6 6 236 25.9 66 .333 .556 .439 16.7 15.2 16.4 .258 .418 .362 29.5
2017 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 315 34.6 76 .258 .355 .342 20.1 21.1 19.8 .242 .345 .329 34
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 6:45 7:00 -15
2021 Cutter 825 89.1 54 8.3 11:30 10:45 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1118 92.8 92 17.9 12:30 12:15 15
! 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
2017 233 911 -3 5 12 5 20
2018 39 151 4 4 2 1 11
2019 68 274 0 -2 3 1 2
2021 741 2811 -9 -33 20 11 -11
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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 88.2 41.7 60 42.4 14.1 6 55.6
2019 274 45.3 67.7 81 20.7 71 42.3 50 42 20 6.2 58.8
2021 2811 49.1 71.7 85.7 28.6 67.5 43.5 63.4 49.8 19.2 7.3 81.6
4147 48.5 70.3 84.8 26.7 68.8 43.5 62.1 47.8 19.2 7 79.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 5 21 26 35 2 66 42 71 65 11 1 18 5 23 37 74
2018
2019 44 39 85
2021 43 22 32 43 63 11 72 33 56 9 89 5 43 21 37 81
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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 -1 1 2 0 0
2021 23.5 19 23.6 -5 13 14 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 3
2021 19 20 26 20 24 21 23 23 22 20 26 22 14 18 19 26 14 21 19 23 9 21 20 19 18 29 24 17 23 18 28
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.8 91.7 0.9 0.9 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 82.3 82.8 0.5 0.8 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 76.6 80.1 3.5 -2 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 86.3 89 2.7 0.6 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 11.1 12.3 1.2 6.6 undefined undefined
Barrel % 6.3 13.3 7 -6.9 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 31.3 40 8.7 8.9 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 35 43.3 8.3 -5 undefined undefined
xBA .267 .337 0.07 -0.088 undefined undefined
BA .321 .424 0.103 -0.156 undefined undefined
xwOBA .364 .45 0.086 -0.101 undefined undefined
wOBA .416 .529 0.113 -0.179 undefined undefined
xSLG .439 .622 0.183 -0.218 undefined undefined
SLG .554 .758 0.204 -0.329 undefined undefined
K% 15.5 7.5 -8 6.8 undefined undefined
BB% 15 15 0 3.6 undefined undefined
Swing % 44.6 42.4 -2.2 -0.4 undefined undefined
Whiff% 19.7 14.1 -5.6 5.9 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.9 46.4 -1.5 -1.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.1 53.6 1.5 1.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 21 -2.8 -0.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 30 -0.5 -10 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.8 60 -1.8 -10 undefined 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
2021 741 .311 402 62 15.4 339 194 57.2

Pitch Distribution