Chris Mazza
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 190LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 27, #838, Minnesota Twins | Menlo
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 2 4.80 9 6 0 30 29 1.63
2021 0 0 4.61 14 0 1 27.1 21 1.21
2022 1 0 11.81 2 0 0 5.1 5 2.81
4 Seasons 3 3 5.35 34 6 1 79 66 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 9 1-2 4.80 30 29 1.63
2021 14 0-0 4.61 27.1 21 1.21
2022 2 1-0 11.81 5.1 5 2.81
4 Seasons 34 3-3 5.35 79 66 1.56
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2019 29 285 54 2 3.7 2.7 90.3 110.7 10.5 55.6 .322 .495 .383 .388 .415 50.0 14.9 6.8 5.51 7.09
2020 30 538 90 5 5.6 3.7 86.4 112.9 17.0 44.4 .297 .464 .348 .371 .428 31.1 21.3 11.0 4.80 6.12
2021 31 413 82 7 8.5 6.3 85.5 109.4 18.2 30.5 .243 .415 .306 .309 .350 28.0 18.8 6.3 4.61 4.03
2022 32 135 22 3 13.6 8.6 89.7 108.5 14.1 40.9 .360 .672 .488 .503 .547 50.0 14.3 17.1 11.81 13.51
Player 1371 248 17 6.9 4.8 87.2 112.9 15.7 41.9 .290 .473 .356 .368 .410 35.9 18.5 9.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mazza relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(33.3%) ,
Slider
(31.9%) ,
Sinker
(25.9%) ,
Changeup
(5.2%) ,
Four Seamer
(3.7%) ,


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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
2019 40.7 13.0 42.6 3.7 37.0 35.2 27.8 1.9 29.6 20.4 35.2 9.3 3.7 2.7
2020 34.4 27.8 32.2 5.6 35.6 27.8 36.7 1.1 25.6 32.2 31.1 3.3 5.6 3.7
2021 36.6 24.4 20.7 18.3 36.6 36.6 26.8 6.1 28.0 31.7 19.5 6.1 8.5 6.3
2022 40.9 31.8 22.7 4.5 36.4 40.9 22.7 4.5 27.3 13.6 31.8 9.1 13.6 8.6
Player 37.1 23.8 29.8 9.3 36.3 33.5 30.2 3.2 27.4 27.8 28.2 6.0 6.9 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 Changeup TB R 7 82.8 42.4 7.7 22 15.7 0.7 5
2022 4-Seam Fastball TB R 5 90.0 21.1 -3.1 -17 10.3 2.3 29
2022 Slider TB R 43 77.2 41.6 -3.0 -7 14.7 3.5 31
2022 Cutter TB R 45 84.2 33.8 -2.5 -8 5.0 2.0 65
2022 Sinker TB R 35 89.2 28.6 1.9 7 19.4 4.2 28
2021 Sinker TB R 119 90.4 29.4 4.5 18 18.5 3.5 23
2021 Slider TB R 120 79.2 39.6 -3.0 -7 12.0 1.6 16
2021 Changeup TB R 8 83.1 41.8 6.9 20 13.4 -0.7 -5
2021 Cutter TB R 148 87.1 28.2 -0.1 0 1.8 -0.4 -20
2021 4-Seam Fastball TB R 18 90.0 21.7 -3.7 -20 11.3 4.3 61
2020 Slider BOS R 150 82.2 40.4 -0.1 0 7.8 1.3 20
2020 Cutter BOS R 161 88.5 28.2 -0.7 -3 2.7 0.4 16
2020 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 90 92.4 20.8 -4.4 -27 8.3 0.3 3
2020 Sinker BOS R 119 91.8 27.7 4.2 18 16.6 1.8 12
2020 Changeup BOS R 17 84.8 38.0 5.4 17 9.5 -3.9 -29
2019 Slider NYM R 57 82.0 36.9 -3.1 -8 9.9 2.8 40
2019 Changeup NYM R 12 84.5 38.6 7.1 22 6.0 -7.9 -57
2019 Cutter NYM R 70 88.3 28.3 -1.2 -4 2.6 0.7 40
2019 Sinker NYM R 136 92.0 29.8 6.0 25 15.3 0.4 3
2019 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 9 90.6 24.4 -6.3 -34 16.2 8.2 103
! 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 Cutter -12.4 -6 45 33.3 16 .308 .538 .538 21.7 6.3 12.5 .357 .648 .484 33.3
2022 Slider -2.2 -1 43 31.9 8 .167 .667 .425 30.0 37.5 14.3 .095 .257 .287 33.3
2022 Sinker -5.8 -2 35 25.9 7 .667 1.167 .771 0.0 0.0 0.0 .696 1.221 .811 83.3
2022 Changeup 8.0 1 7 5.2 3 .000 .000 .233 60.0 33.3 33.3 .175 .423 .404 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 0 5 3.7 1 -- -- .700 50.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2021 Cutter -1.5 -2 148 35.8 37 .323 .613 .424 29.1 13.5 17.9 .310 .601 .416 29.6
2021 Slider 2.6 3 120 29.1 36 .176 .176 .189 39.4 33.3 21.4 .196 .279 .244 30.4
2021 Sinker -0.8 -1 119 28.8 32 .300 .500 .394 12.0 6.3 15.4 .268 .449 .332 28.6
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 0 18 4.4 6 .167 .167 .150 27.3 33.3 18.2 .038 .052 .040 0.0
2021 Changeup -1.7 0 8 1.9 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Cutter 1.5 2 161 29.9 42 .270 .459 .363 28.4 16.7 18.9 .251 .417 .319 19.4
2020 Slider 1.2 2 150 27.9 32 .179 .214 .247 33.3 28.1 15.3 .273 .343 .323 36.8
2020 Sinker -2.0 -2 119 22.1 37 .419 .613 .488 14.8 10.8 22.2 .365 .626 .465 40.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -1 90 16.7 21 .263 .263 .281 41.5 42.9 20.0 .267 .308 .298 20.0
2020 Changeup -2.9 0 17 3.2 4 .333 .667 .488 16.7 0.0 0.0 .567 1.435 .785 66.7
2019 Sinker -1.9 -3 136 47.7 44 .375 .575 .418 9.2 11.4 15.6 .353 .593 .414 63.9
2019 Cutter 1.0 1 70 24.6 16 .182 .273 .353 21.6 12.5 7.7 .195 .232 .350 0.0
2019 Slider -2.6 -1 57 20.0 10 .300 .400 .305 30.4 30.0 12.0 .339 .416 .323 42.9
2019 Changeup -9.9 -1 12 4.2 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 16.7 0.0 0.0 .907 1.243 .911 100.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 9.4 1 9 3.2 3 .000 .000 .233 50.0 33.3 100.0 .006 .009 .238 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Cutter 45 84.2 30 6.7 11:00 10:15 45
2022 Sinker 35 89.2 87 20.9 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Slider 43 77.2 63 16.1 8:30 9:15 -45
2021 Cutter 147 87.0 44 7.6 12:30 11:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 18 90.0 86 16.4 1:45 1:30 15
2021 Sinker 117 90.4 91 19.6 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 Slider 120 79.2 53 13.4 8:45 9:15 -30
2020 Changeup 15 84.9 87 10.4 2:15 3:15 -60
2020 Cutter 155 88.5 39 6.3 12:15 11:00 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 87 92.4 80 13.7 1:45 1:15 30
2020 Sinker 112 91.7 87 17.8 1:45 2:30 -45
2020 Slider 143 82.2 42 8.7 9:15 8:30 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 74 284 -1 2 -1 -3 -4
2020 136 537 3 6 -5 -4 1
2021 111 413 2 2 -2 -2 0
2022 35 135 -5 0 -1 -3 -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 %
2019 285 48.2 70.1 86.5 26.5 71.8 39.1 62.2 47.7 17.6 8.5 83.3
2020 538 45.7 68.7 81.1 30.1 51.1 44.8 62.5 47.8 28.8 6.5 80.0
2021 413 47.5 70.4 81.2 32.3 51.4 40.7 59.5 50.4 28.4 8.7 86.1
2022 135 42.2 73.7 88.1 25.6 50.0 39.3 57.1 45.9 24.2 10.4 71.4
Player 1,371 46.4 70.0 82.9 29.6 54.8 41.8 61.0 48.4 25.9 8.0 81.7
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2019 29 1 86
2020 11 5 20 44 6 56 66 83 85 37 25 65 71 29 2 88
2021 10 1 92
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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 -- 0 1.1 -1 2 1 0 --
2020 27.5 3 3.7 -1 3 4 1 33.3
2021 24.4 3 2.8 0 2 2 2 66.7
2022 23.9 3 2.8 0 0 2 1 33.3
Player 25.3 9 10.4 -1 7 9 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 1
2020 3 3 5 4 4 5 5 3 4 2 4 4 3 3 4 3 5 4 2 4 3 5 5 4 4 2 3 5 3 4 2
2021 3 4 3 2 2 2 3 5 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 2 4 2 4
2022 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
Player 9 10 12 11 11 12 13 12 8 8 9 10 11 9 10 10 11 11 8 10 11 12 13 12 11 8 9 12 11 9 9
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.8 90.5 -0.3 88.7 -1.8 86.6 -2.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 84.8 0.3 83.1 -1.7 82.8 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 82.0 82.2 0.2 79.2 -3.0 77.2 -2.0
Exit Velocity 90.3 86.4 -3.9 85.5 -0.9 89.7 4.2
Launch Angle 10.5 17.0 6.5 18.2 1.2 14.1 -4.1
Barrel % 3.7 5.6 1.9 8.5 2.9 13.6 5.1
Hard Hit % 50.0 31.1 -18.9 28.0 -3.1 50.0 22.0
Sweet Spot % 55.6 44.4 -11.2 30.5 -13.9 40.9 10.4
xBA .322 .297 -0.025 .243 -0.054 .360 0.117
BA .328 .288 -0.040 .257 -0.031 .333 0.076
xwOBA .388 .371 -0.017 .309 -0.062 .503 0.194
wOBA .383 .348 -0.035 .306 -0.042 .488 0.182
xSLG .495 .464 -0.031 .415 -0.049 .672 0.257
SLG .500 .415 -0.085 .406 -0.009 .667 0.261
K% 14.9 21.3 6.4 18.8 -2.5 14.3 -4.5
BB% 6.8 11.0 4.2 6.3 -4.7 17.1 10.8
Swing % 47.7 47.8 0.1 50.4 2.6 45.9 -4.5
Whiff% 17.6 28.8 11.2 28.4 -0.4 24.2 -4.2
In Zone % 48.2 45.7 -2.5 47.5 1.8 42.2 -5.3
Out of Zone % 51.8 54.3 2.5 52.5 -1.8 57.8 5.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 30.1 3.6 32.3 2.2 25.6 -6.7
First Pitch Swing % 40.5 33.8 -6.7 34.2 0.4 37.1 2.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.2 62.5 0.3 59.5 -3.0 57.1 -2.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 74 .383 42 3 7.1 32 8 25.0
2020 Shifts 136 .348 79 16 20.3 57 19 33.3
2021 Shifts 111 .306 65 7 10.8 46 23 50.0
2022 Shifts 35 .488 24 2 8.3 11 8 72.7
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 66 15.6 40.9% 0.0% 63 20.0 3.2% 7.9%
2020 133 18.8 3.8% 1.5% 104 22.9 1.0% 5.8%
2021 104 19.1 8.7% 2.9% 75 21.6 0.0% 0.0%
2022 31 20.2 0.0% 3.2% 27 23.4 0.0% 3.7%
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Pitch Distribution


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