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Daniel Mengden
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 4, #106, Houston Astros | Westside, Houston, TX
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 3.65 4 1 0 12.1 10 1.70
5 Seasons 17 20 4.64 60 48 1 302.2 224 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-1 3.65 12.1 10 1.70
5 Seasons 60 17-20 4.64 302.2 224 1.31

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
2016 23 1309 224 13 5.8 88 114.5 13 32.1 .260 .434 .355 .339 .388 35.3 21.4 9.9 6.50 5.11
2017 24 650 131 8 6.1 88.9 109.6 13.5 35.1 .272 .469 .277 .333 .383 36.6 17.2 5.3 3.14 4.93
2018 25 1775 375 32 8.5 89.8 112.6 13.3 35.7 .280 .492 .300 .350 .392 37.6 15.1 5.5 4.05 5.41
2019 26 1048 191 11 5.8 89.1 112.6 19 30.9 .257 .430 .322 .330 .351 36.1 16.2 10.4 4.83 4.96
2020 27 231 40 2 5 92.4 106 18.4 22.5 .233 .374 .372 .318 .320 50 17.2 12.1 3.65 4.33
5013 961 66 6.9 89.3 114.5 14.6 33.3 .267 .457 .319 .340 .378 37.1 17.3 7.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mengden relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.2%) ,
Cutter
(26.8%) ,
Changeup
(12.6%) ,
Curveball
(9.1%) ,
Sinker
(1.3%) ,


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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%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 116 31 85 50.2 90.0 29 21 7 6 0 0 1 3 19 .333 .273 .476 .350 .420 .366 91.5 17 2218 6.7 14.6 10.3
2020 Cutter 62 30 32 26.8 83.7 18 18 5 1 4 0 0 4 14 .278 .233 .500 .389 .324 .265 95.2 21 2307 6.5 29.0 23.5
2020 Changeup 29 2 27 12.6 82.8 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 .167 .123 .167 .151 .147 .126 87.0 17 1968 6.6 6.7 0.0
2020 Curveball 21 6 15 9.1 73.0 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 .250 .193 1.000 .771 .542 .455 103.2 32 2573 6.6 37.5 20.0
2020 Sinker 3 1 2 1.3 91.0 2267 6.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 338 151 187 32.3 91.5 97 82 25 17 3 1 4 12 71 .305 .269 .512 .483 .385 .368 90.3 23 2217 6.5 8.2 9.2
2019 Sinker 213 77 136 20.3 90.4 44 40 5 1 3 0 1 2 38 .125 .231 .275 .400 .210 .304 88.9 18 2086 6.3 12.8 7.7
2019 Cutter 152 52 100 14.5 86.0 42 38 12 6 6 0 0 6 32 .316 .261 .474 .383 .364 .311 87.6 22 2178 6.2 16.7 23.1
2019 Slider 127 90 37 12.1 83.4 28 26 4 3 1 0 0 9 17 .154 .185 .192 .235 .186 .216 86.7 18 2342 6.0 24.5 17.3
2019 Changeup 116 27 89 11.1 82.9 25 23 8 6 1 0 1 2 21 .348 .348 .522 .536 .390 .401 86.2 7 1945 6.2 14.6 10.5
2019 Curveball 102 32 70 9.7 72.5 24 23 5 2 2 0 1 11 12 .217 .238 .435 .480 .283 .311 95.6 14 2526 6.2 33.3 25.0
! 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 %
2016 42.4 23.2 29.5 4.9 27.7 41.5 30.4 4.9 26.8 24.1 29 7.1 5.8
2017 39.7 29 25.2 6.1 34.4 38.9 26.7 3.1 29.8 30.5 23.7 6.1 6.1
2018 40.5 25.1 27.7 6.7 42.4 37.9 19.5 1.6 31.7 26.4 23.2 7.2 8.5
2019 37.7 28.3 23 11 41.4 33.5 25.1 2.6 26.2 31.4 25.7 7.9 5.8
2020 40 32.5 17.5 10 50 35 15 0 27.5 40 25 2.5 5
40.3 26.1 26.4 7.2 38 37.9 23.9 2.7 29 28 25.2 7 6.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 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
2020 4-Seamer OAK R 116 90 14.6 2.5 15 9.5 3 46
2020 Curveball OAK R 21 73 67.5 4.3 7 11.7 0.3 3
2020 Changeup OAK R 29 82.8 30.7 -2 -6 15.7 2.5 19
2020 Cutter OAK R 62 83.7 35 -1.7 -5 5.4 1.6 44
2020 Sinker OAK R 3 91 15.5 -7.5 -33 14 -0.4 -3
2019 Cutter OAK R 152 86 32 -2.2 -7 4.5 2 80
2019 4-Seamer OAK R 338 91.5 13.8 2.8 17 6.5 -0.6 -8
2019 Changeup OAK R 116 82.9 30.6 -1.3 -4 15.9 2.5 19
2019 Sinker OAK R 213 90.4 18.4 -5.2 -22 11.9 -2.3 -16
2019 Slider OAK R 127 83.4 40.9 2.5 6 5.8 0.2 3
2019 Curveball OAK R 102 72.5 70.8 6.1 9 10.1 -1.8 -15
2018 Changeup OAK R 230 82.1 33 0.2 1 16.2 3.1 24
2018 4-Seamer OAK R 704 92.3 13.8 2.4 15 6.8 -0.2 -2
2018 Curveball OAK R 182 72.2 71.9 6.4 10 9 -1.5 -14
2018 Sinker OAK R 235 91.6 17.2 -5.2 -23 12.3 -2 -14
2018 Slider OAK R 305 82.9 42.2 3 8 5.1 -0.4 -7
2018 Cutter OAK R 115 86.8 32.1 -3.5 -12 3.9 1.5 61
2017 Curveball OAK R 94 72.6 68.4 6.1 10 9.4 -1.7 -16
2017 4-Seamer OAK R 359 92.2 13.1 1.7 11 6.1 -1.3 -17
2017 Sinker OAK R 2 91.7 20.9 -0.2 -1 11.1 -3.6 -25
2017 Changeup OAK R 86 80.8 33.5 2.1 7 14.3 1.5 11
2017 Slider OAK R 107 84.1 38.3 2.4 7 5.2 0.9 20
2016 Changeup OAK R 192 81.9 33.6 3 10 14.6 2 16
2016 4-Seamer OAK R 657 92.8 13.4 0.7 5 7.2 -1.1 -13
2016 Curveball OAK R 154 75.4 65.8 7.5 13 10.7 1.6 18
2016 Slider OAK R 221 87.5 27.7 -2.4 -8 4.2 2.2 106
2016 Sinker OAK R 54 91.3 16.9 -2.9 -15 12.4 -1.8 -13
! 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 %
2020 Curveball 6.4 1 21 9.1 5 .25 1 .54 37.5 60 20 .193 .771 .449 100
2020 Changeup -5.9 -2 29 12.6 6 .167 .167 .15 6.7 0 0 .122 .151 .126 16.7
2020 Cutter -3.4 -2 62 26.8 18 .278 .5 .328 29 22.2 23.5 .233 .389 .265 64.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 1 116 50.2 29 .333 .476 .424 14.6 10.3 10.3 .273 .35 .367 47.4
2020 Sinker -3.6 0 3 1.3
2019 Curveball 0.8 1 102 9.7 24 .217 .435 .292 33.3 45.8 25 .238 .48 .311 66.7
2019 Changeup 1.7 2 116 11.1 25 .348 .522 .402 14.6 8 10.5 .348 .536 .402 33.3
2019 Slider -2.1 -3 127 12.1 28 .154 .192 .191 24.5 32.1 17.3 .185 .235 .217 29.4
2019 Cutter -0.2 0 152 14.5 42 .316 .474 .374 16.7 14.3 23.1 .261 .383 .312 31.3
2019 Sinker -2.3 -5 213 20.3 44 .125 .275 .215 12.8 4.5 7.7 .231 .4 .305 28.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 1 338 32.3 97 .305 .512 .406 8.2 12.4 9.2 .269 .483 .37 39.4
2018 Cutter -0.7 -1 115 6.5 28 .2 .48 .359 31.6 21.4 30 .144 .297 .238 26.3
2018 Curveball -1 -2 182 10.3 48 .191 .298 .234 27.2 39.6 21.8 .186 .275 .224 28.6
2018 Changeup -1.3 -3 230 13 53 .294 .373 .288 10.6 0 0 .375 .613 .416 41.5
2018 Slider -1.3 -4 305 17.2 72 .19 .238 .265 27.7 16.7 16 .239 .375 .307 28.3
2018 Sinker 0.7 2 235 13.2 73 .279 .544 .37 6.3 2.7 4.4 .35 .627 .426 38.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 8 704 39.7 202 .23 .471 .342 16.3 16.3 14.4 .284 .529 .371 42.2
2018 N/A 1 0.1 0
2017 Changeup -0.2 0 86 13.2 22 .35 .4 .334 22.2 9.1 11.8 .377 .474 .384 26.3
2017 Curveball -1.2 -1 94 14.5 23 .043 .174 .087 41.2 52.2 29.3 .085 .202 .118 18.2
2017 Slider -1.1 -1 107 16.5 30 .241 .276 .291 38.6 20 19.4 .33 .55 .372 37.5
2017 4-Seamer -1 -4 359 55.2 94 .247 .471 .334 11 9.6 10.7 .277 .512 .363 41.6
2017 Sinker -3.9 0 2 0.3 0
! 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
2020 Changeup 25 82.8 99 18.4 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 Curveball 20 72.9 94 22.4 7:00 7:00 0
2020 Cutter 49 83.8 42 8 10:45 9:45 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 110 90.1 99 21.2 1:00 1:00 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 332 1309 -1 -3 12 4 13
2017 169 648 -8 -5 5 2 -6
2018 476 1772 -1 -12 9 5 0
2019 260 1048 -3 -13 9 4 -4
2020 58 231 -3 -3 3 1 -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 %
2016 1309 52.3 62 82.1 26.4 64.2 40.7 61.4 45.1 21.9 7.6 76.8
2017 650 50.3 65 86.8 22 53.5 40.4 58 43.7 21.5 8 75
2018 1775 52.7 66.1 86.9 27.3 67.7 43.9 61.6 47.8 18.2 7.7 79.4
2019 1048 49.4 64.7 90.4 21.9 67.2 41.7 61.5 43 15.1 7.8 81.7
2020 231 48.5 59.8 89.6 29.4 62.9 45.9 60.3 44.2 19.6 5.2 75
5013 51.4 64.3 86.5 25.3 64.8 42.2 61 45.4 19 7.6 78.5
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
2016 16 26 25 25 12 55 54 65 42 55 21 40 16 49 29 73
2017 43 21 39
2018 8 6 2 3 31 14 16 12 30 6 89 7 8 32 24 51
2019 27 30 36 45 25 69 73 37 53 7 19 0 27 13 28 54
2020
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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 23.2 7 6.9 0 5 7 2 28.6
2020 21.4 2 2.4 0 1 2 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 6 9 7 9 5 6 7 6 8 9 5 5 9 6 9 4 8 7 9 2 5 5 7 6 10 7 5 8 6 11
2020 2 3 4 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 2 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 3
! 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 92.7 92.2 -0.5 91.5 -0.7 90 -1.5 87.9 -2.1 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 81.9 80.8 -1.1 82.1 1.3 82.9 0.8 82.8 -0.1 undefined
Breaking Velocity 82.5 78.7 -3.8 78.9 0.2 78.6 -0.3 73 -5.6 undefined
Exit Velocity 88 88.9 0.9 89.8 0.9 89.1 -0.7 92.4 3.3 undefined
Launch Angle 13 13.5 0.5 13.3 -0.2 19 5.7 18.4 -0.6 undefined
Barrel % 5.8 6.1 0.3 8.5 2.4 5.8 -2.7 5 -0.8 undefined
Hard Hit % 35.3 36.6 1.3 37.6 1 36.1 -1.5 50 13.9 undefined
Sweet Spot % 32.1 35.1 3 35.7 0.6 30.9 -4.8 22.5 -8.4 undefined
xBA .26 .272 0.012 .28 0.008 .257 -0.023 .233 -0.024 undefined
BA .284 .229 -0.055 .234 0.005 .254 0.02 .286 0.032 undefined
xwOBA .339 .333 -0.006 .35 0.017 .33 -0.02 .318 -0.012 undefined
wOBA .355 .277 -0.078 .3 0.023 .322 0.022 .372 0.05 undefined
xSLG .434 .469 0.035 .492 0.023 .43 -0.062 .374 -0.056 undefined
SLG .455 .382 -0.073 .42 0.038 .422 0.002 .49 0.068 undefined
K% 21.4 17.2 -4.2 15.1 -2.1 16.2 1.1 17.2 1 undefined
BB% 9.9 5.3 -4.6 5.5 0.2 10.4 4.9 12.1 1.7 undefined
Swing % 45.1 43.7 -1.4 47.8 4.1 43 -4.8 44.2 1.2 undefined
Whiff% 21.9 21.5 -0.4 18.2 -3.3 15.1 -3.1 19.6 4.5 undefined
In Zone % 52.3 50.3 -2 52.7 2.4 49.4 -3.3 48.5 -0.9 undefined
Out of Zone % 47.7 49.7 2 47.3 -2.4 50.6 3.3 51.5 0.9 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 26.4 22 -4.4 27.3 5.3 21.9 -5.4 29.4 7.5 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 25.9 21.9 -4 26.3 4.4 23.8 -2.5 17.2 -6.6 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.4 58 -3.4 61.6 3.6 61.5 -0.1 60.3 -1.2 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 323 .355 168 6 3.6 155 33 21.3
2017 169 .277 84 0 0.0 85 15 17.6
2018 476 .300 266 18 6.8 210 67 31.9
2019 260 .322 111 5 4.5 149 61 40.9
2020 58 .372 22 0 0.0 36 13 36.1

Pitch Distribution