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Chris Heston
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 195LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 12, #357, San Francisco Giants | East Carolina
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 1 16.50 3 1 0 6.0 3 3.33
4 Seasons 13 13 4.55 41 33 0 194.0 151 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 3 0-1 16.50 6.0 3 3.33
4 Seasons 41 13-13 4.55 194.0 151 1.43

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
2015 27 2792 528 26 4.9 88.5 115 5.9 29.4 .246 .390 .320 .318 .351 36.9 18.9 8.6 3.95 4.40
2016 28 110 20 2 10 88.6 108.1 9.5 35 .279 .513 .479 .389 .387 30 10.3 20.7 10.80 7.07
2017 29 138 30 3 10 88.4 112 11 50 .371 .690 .551 .475 .486 36.7 7.9 13.2 16.50 12.03
3040 578 31 5.4 88.5 115 6.3 30.6 .253 .407 .336 .328 .359 36.6 18.1 9.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Heston relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(58.7%) ,
Slider
(18.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.4%) ,
Curveball
(7.2%) ,
Changeup
(6.5%) ,


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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%
2017 Sinker 81 38 43 58.7 87.1 23 19 9 7 0 1 1 0 19 .474 .445 .737 .764 .541 .539 90.1 14 2046 6.3 3.7 0.0
2017 Slider 25 24 1 18.1 75.8 5 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 .600 .312 1.400 .607 .818 .381 89.2 21 2259 5.8 12.5 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 13 7 6 9.4 87.7 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .058 .000 .066 .139 .182 86.4 -16 2147 6.2 25.0 25.0
2017 Curveball 10 7 3 7.2 71.9 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .457 1.000 .518 .877 .415 66.0 -5 2183 5.6 0.0 0.0
2017 Changeup 9 1 8 6.5 80.2 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .333 .357 1.333 1.303 .660 .661 94.6 2 1831 6.3 50.0 25.0
2016 Sinker 34 19 15 33.3 87.9 7 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 7 .667 .356 .833 .585 .646 .398 95.1 0 2043 6.4 7.1 0.0
2016 Slider 20 19 1 19.6 76.2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .233 .333 .277 .293 .219 81.7 39 2274 6.0 71.4 33.3
2016 Curveball 20 11 9 19.6 72.4 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 .143 .106 .286 .141 .242 .180 78.0 18 2236 5.6 45.5 22.2
2016 4-Seam Fastball 16 14 2 15.7 88.3 6 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .750 .589 1.500 1.434 .845 .792 95.8 14 2085 6.5 16.7 0.0
2016 Changeup 12 1 11 11.8 81.7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .108 .000 .113 .230 .296 88.2 -19 1865 6.4 33.3
! 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 %
2015 53.6 15.9 25.4 5.1 39.2 38.8 22 3 43.6 17.6 25 4.2 4.9
2016 50 20 20 10 25 45 30 0 40 20 15 10 10
2017 33.3 30 33.3 3.3 53.3 23.3 23.3 6.7 23.3 16.7 30 13.3 10
52.4 16.8 25.6 5.2 39.4 38.2 22.3 3.1 42.4 17.6 24.9 4.8 5.4
45.1 22.4 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
2017 4-Seamer MIN R 13 87.7 21 -0.7 -4 10.2 0.9 10
2017 Slider MIN R 25 75.8 42 -2 -5 12.9 0.6 5
2017 Sinker MIN R 81 87.1 28.6 2.2 8 15.8 1 7
2017 Changeup MIN R 9 80.2 36.9 2.3 7 14.6 0.7 5
2017 Curveball MIN R 10 71.9 60.3 -3 -5 16.7 3.9 30
2016 Slider SF R 20 76.2 45 -0.6 -1 11.7 2.2 23
2016 Sinker SF R 34 87.9 24.8 1.5 6 13.3 -1.5 -10
2016 Changeup SF R 12 81.7 33.6 1.3 4 10.2 -3.2 -24
2016 4-Seamer SF R 16 88.3 20.2 -2.4 -13 8.2 -0.2 -3
2016 Curveball SF R 20 72.4 57.5 -4.4 -7 11.6 1.5 15
! 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 %
2017 Curveball 14.9 1 10 7.2 2 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .457 .518 .414 0
2017 Changeup 16.7 2 9 6.5 3 .333 1.333 .667 50 33.3 25 .357 1.303 .661 50
2017 Slider 6 1 25 18.1 5 .6 1.4 .83 12.5 0 0 .312 .607 .381 40
2017 4-Seamer -2.5 0 13 9.4 5 0 0 .14 25 40 25 .058 .066 .183 0
2017 Sinker 6.1 5 81 58.7 23 .474 .737 .591 3.7 0 0 .445 .764 .541 42.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 24 103 -1 -1 1 0 0
2015 732 2725 -4 -20 14 16 6
2016 27 102 2 2 1 1 5
2017 38 138 1 4 3 1 9
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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 %
2015 2792 44.6 59.4 85 27.7 61.7 40.7 56.6 41.6 22.5 6.9 62.8
2016 110 43.1 61.7 82.8 24.2 40 45 48.3 40 31.8 6.4 57.1
2017 138 39.1 59.3 100 22.6 68.4 39.9 47.4 37 11.8 8 54.5
3040 44.3 59.5 85.5 27.3 61.2 40.8 55.8 41.3 22.4 6.9 62.1
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
2015 27 37 41 44 20 17 52 34 21 39 26 48 27 13 20 59
2016
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.5 88 -1.5 -0.8 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 82.7 81.7 -1 -1.5 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 75.8 74.3 -1.5 0.4 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.5 88.6 0.1 -0.2 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 5.9 9.5 3.6 1.5 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.9 10 5.1 0 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 36.9 30 -6.9 6.7 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29.4 35 5.6 15 undefined undefined
xBA .246 .279 0.033 0.092 undefined undefined
BA .253 .409 0.156 0.046 undefined undefined
xwOBA .318 .389 0.071 0.086 undefined undefined
wOBA .32 .479 0.159 0.072 undefined undefined
xSLG .39 .513 0.123 0.177 undefined undefined
SLG .397 .636 0.239 0.182 undefined undefined
K% 18.9 10.3 -8.6 -2.4 undefined undefined
BB% 8.6 20.7 12.1 -7.5 undefined undefined
Swing % 41.6 40 -1.6 -3 undefined undefined
Whiff% 22.5 31.8 9.3 -20 undefined undefined
In Zone % 44.6 43.1 -1.5 -4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 55.4 56.9 1.5 4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 24.2 -3.5 -1.6 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 24.3 20.7 -3.6 0.4 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 56.6 48.3 -8.3 -0.9 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 27 .479 17 0 0.0 10 2 20.0
2017 38 .551 22 1 4.5 16 3 18.8

Pitch Distribution