Daniel Mengden
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 4, #106, Houston Astros | Westside, Houston, TX
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 2 4.83 13 9 1 59.2 42 1.44
2020 0 1 3.65 4 1 0 12.1 10 1.70
2022 0 1 5.14 5 1 1 7 8 1.57
6 Seasons 17 21 4.65 65 49 2 309.2 232 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 5-2 4.83 59.2 42 1.44
2020 4 0-1 3.65 12.1 10 1.70
2022 5 0-1 5.14 7 8 1.57
6 Seasons 65 17-21 4.65 309.2 232 1.32
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
2016 23 1309 224 13 5.8 3.9 88.0 114.5 13.0 32.1 .265 .448 .355 .346 .400 35.3 21.4 9.9 6.50 5.17
2017 24 650 131 8 6.1 4.7 88.9 109.6 13.5 35.1 .271 .468 .277 .333 .382 36.6 17.2 5.3 3.14 4.83
2018 25 1775 375 32 8.5 6.7 89.8 112.6 13.3 35.7 .281 .494 .300 .352 .394 37.6 15.1 5.5 4.05 5.40
2019 26 1048 191 11 5.8 4.2 89.1 112.6 19.0 30.9 .258 .431 .322 .331 .353 36.1 16.2 10.4 4.83 4.89
2020 27 231 40 2 5.0 3.4 92.4 106.0 18.4 22.5 .233 .374 .372 .318 .320 50.0 17.2 12.1 3.65 4.30
2022 29 119 23 3 13.0 9.4 88.0 109.5 12.1 47.8 .316 .505 .358 .354 .463 34.8 25.0 3.1 5.14 5.38
Player 5132 984 69 7.0 5.2 89.2 114.5 14.6 33.6 .270 .463 .320 .342 .384 37.1 17.5 7.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mengden relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(32.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(29.4%) ,
Changeup
(19.3%) ,
Curveball
(17.6%) ,
Slider
(0.8%) ,


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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
2016 42.4 23.2 29.5 4.9 27.7 41.5 30.4 4.9 26.8 24.1 29.0 7.1 5.8 3.9
2017 39.7 29.0 25.2 6.1 34.4 38.9 26.7 3.1 29.8 30.5 23.7 6.1 6.1 4.7
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 6.7
2019 37.7 28.3 23.0 11.0 41.4 33.5 25.1 2.6 26.2 31.4 25.7 7.9 5.8 4.2
2020 40.0 35.0 15.0 10.0 50.0 35.0 15.0 0.0 27.5 40.0 25.0 2.5 5.0 3.4
2022 34.8 21.7 39.1 4.3 52.2 26.1 21.7 4.3 26.1 21.7 34.8 0.0 13.0 9.4
Player 40.1 26.1 26.6 7.1 38.3 37.6 23.9 2.7 29.0 27.8 25.4 6.8 7.0 5.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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 KC R 23 84.0 32.0 0.9 3 12.7 -1.2 -9
2022 Cutter KC R 39 87.3 29.5 -1.4 -5 4.8 2.0 74
2022 Curveball KC R 21 72.3 66.0 -0.4 -1 12.4 0.1 1
2022 4-Seamer KC R 35 92.5 14.8 0.7 4 4.9 -2.1 -30
2022 Slider KC R 1 82.5 44.8 5.6 14 5.7 -0.9 -13
2020 4-Seamer OAK R 116 90.0 14.6 2.5 15 9.5 2.8 42
2020 Curveball OAK R 21 73.0 67.5 4.1 7 11.7 0.3 3
2020 Cutter OAK R 62 83.7 35.0 -2.4 -7 5.4 1.7 48
2020 Changeup OAK R 29 82.8 30.7 -2.0 -6 15.7 2.4 18
2020 Sinker OAK R 3 91.0 15.5 -7.8 -33 14.0 -0.5 -3
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 -5.4 -23 11.9 -2.4 -17
2019 4-Seamer OAK R 338 91.5 13.8 2.8 17 6.5 -0.6 -9
2019 Cutter OAK R 152 86.0 32.0 -2.4 -8 4.5 2.1 87
2019 Slider OAK R 127 83.4 40.9 2.5 7 5.8 0.6 12
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 0.2 1 16.2 3.1 24
2018 Curveball OAK R 182 72.2 71.9 6.4 10 9.0 -1.5 -15
2018 Slider OAK R 305 82.9 42.2 3.1 8 5.1 -0.1 -2
2018 Sinker OAK R 235 91.6 17.2 -5.2 -23 12.3 -2.0 -14
2018 4-Seamer OAK R 704 92.3 13.8 2.4 15 6.8 -0.2 -3
2018 Cutter OAK R 115 86.8 32.1 -3.5 -12 3.9 1.5 60
2017 Sinker OAK R 2 91.7 20.9 -0.2 -1 11.1 -3.6 -25
2017 4-Seamer OAK R 359 92.2 13.1 1.7 11 6.1 -1.3 -17
2017 Curveball OAK R 94 72.6 68.4 6.2 10 9.4 -1.7 -15
2017 Changeup OAK R 86 80.8 33.5 2.1 7 14.3 1.4 11
2017 Slider OAK R 107 84.1 38.3 2.5 7 5.2 1.1 26
2016 Curveball OAK R 154 75.4 65.8 7.6 13 13.5 1.9 17
2016 Slider OAK R 221 87.5 27.7 -2.5 -8 6.6 2.3 53
2016 4-Seamer OAK R 657 92.8 13.4 0.9 6 5.8 -1.4 -19
2016 Sinker OAK R 54 91.3 16.9 -3.1 -16 11.6 -2.2 -16
2016 Changeup OAK R 192 81.9 33.6 2.8 9 13.7 1.4 11
! 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 0.6 0 39 32.8 15 .214 .429 .253 20.8 20.0 25.0 .307 .539 .339 33.3
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 0 35 29.4 8 .286 .286 .313 38.5 50.0 30.8 .173 .194 .228 0.0
2022 Changeup -1.2 0 23 19.3 5 .400 .400 .360 8.3 0.0 0.0 .294 .327 .274 20.0
2022 Curveball -2.6 -1 21 17.6 3 .667 1.333 .833 20.0 33.3 11.1 .602 1.265 .799 100.0
2022 Slider -28.4 0 1 0.8 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .691 .836 .665 100.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 116 50.2 29 .333 .476 .424 14.6 10.3 10.3 .273 .350 .367 47.4
2020 Cutter 3.6 2 62 26.8 18 .278 .500 .328 29.0 22.2 23.5 .233 .389 .265 64.3
2020 Changeup 5.9 2 29 12.6 6 .167 .167 .150 6.7 0.0 0.0 .122 .151 .126 16.7
2020 Curveball -6.4 -1 21 9.1 5 .250 1.000 .540 37.5 60.0 20.0 .193 .771 .449 100.0
2020 Sinker 3.6 0 3 1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 338 32.3 97 .305 .512 .406 8.2 12.4 9.2 .269 .483 .370 39.4
2019 Sinker 2.3 5 213 20.3 44 .125 .275 .215 12.8 4.5 7.7 .231 .400 .305 28.9
2019 Cutter 0.2 0 152 14.5 42 .316 .474 .383 16.7 14.3 23.1 .268 .394 .319 31.3
2019 Slider 2.2 3 127 12.1 28 .154 .192 .191 24.5 32.1 17.3 .185 .235 .217 29.4
2019 Changeup -1.6 -2 116 11.1 25 .348 .522 .402 14.6 8.0 10.5 .348 .536 .402 33.3
2019 Curveball -0.8 -1 102 9.7 24 .217 .435 .292 33.3 45.8 25.0 .238 .480 .311 66.7
2018 4-Seamer -1.2 -8 704 39.7 202 .230 .471 .342 16.3 16.3 14.4 .284 .530 .372 42.2
2018 Slider 1.3 4 305 17.2 72 .190 .238 .265 27.7 16.7 16.0 .239 .375 .307 28.3
2018 Sinker -0.5 -1 235 13.2 73 .279 .544 .370 6.3 2.7 4.4 .350 .629 .426 38.2
2018 Changeup 1.4 3 230 13.0 53 .294 .373 .293 10.6 0.0 0.0 .382 .625 .424 41.5
2018 Curveball 1.0 2 182 10.3 48 .191 .298 .234 27.2 39.6 21.8 .186 .274 .224 28.6
2018 Cutter 0.8 1 115 6.5 28 .200 .480 .372 31.6 21.4 30.0 .149 .308 .247 26.3
2017 4-Seamer 1.0 4 359 55.2 94 .247 .471 .334 11.0 9.6 10.7 .277 .511 .363 41.6
2017 Slider 1.2 1 107 16.5 30 .241 .276 .291 38.6 20.0 19.4 .330 .550 .372 37.5
2017 Curveball 1.3 1 94 14.5 23 .043 .174 .087 41.2 52.2 29.3 .085 .202 .118 18.2
2017 Changeup 0.2 0 86 13.2 22 .350 .400 .334 22.2 9.1 11.8 .377 .474 .384 26.3
2017 Sinker 4.0 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- 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 Changeup 22 84.0 99 14.2 2:00 2:15 -15
2022 Curveball 20 72.2 96 21.0 7:15 7:15 0
2022 Cutter 39 87.3 49 7.7 11:45 10:30 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 35 92.5 97 17.2 12:45 12:30 15
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 8.0 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 1,309 0 3 -12 -4 -13
2017 169 648 8 5 -5 -2 6
2018 476 1,772 1 13 -9 -4 1
2019 260 1,048 4 14 -9 -4 4
2020 58 231 3 3 -3 -1 2
2022 32 119 0 -1 0 -1 -1
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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 1,309 52.3 61.9 82.1 26.6 64.5 40.6 61.4 45.1 21.9 7.6 77.0
2017 650 50.3 65.0 86.8 22.0 53.5 40.4 58.0 43.7 21.5 7.7 76.0
2018 1,775 52.6 66.0 86.9 27.5 68.0 44.0 61.6 47.8 18.2 7.7 78.8
2019 1,048 49.2 64.7 90.4 22.0 67.5 41.7 61.5 43.0 15.1 7.5 82.3
2020 231 48.5 59.8 89.6 29.4 62.9 45.9 60.3 44.2 19.6 5.2 75.0
2022 119 59.7 64.8 82.6 29.2 64.3 41.2 75.0 50.4 21.7 12.6 80.0
Player 5,132 51.5 64.3 86.3 25.5 65.0 42.3 61.3 45.5 19.1 7.7 78.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2016 14 27 23 21 12 55 54 65 42 55 21 40 22 46 30 70 44
2017 39 22 35 83
2018 8 7 2 3 33 13 16 11 31 6 89 7 44 37 26 48 77
2019 29 32 37 45 28 69 74 37 53 7 19 1 1 18 30 50 76
2020 12 41 83
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.1 9 10.6 -2 3 13 3 33.3
2017 23.5 6 5.2 1 4 6 1 16.7
2018 22.9 18 19.5 -2 15 10 10 55.6
2019 23.2 7 7.6 -1 7 6 3 42.9
2020 21.4 2 2.1 0 2 2 0 0.0
2022 25.7 1 1.7 -1 0 2 1 100.0
Player 23.1 43 46.8 -4 31 39 18 41.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 9 14 11 10 9 8 11 10 9 4 8 13 12 9 10 12 3 8 14 13 10 11 16 16 10 8 11 15 15 12 7
2017 6 3 6 7 8 6 7 5 3 3 7 9 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 6 4 4 9 5 4 3 5 9 4 5 3
2018 18 23 16 24 20 16 21 20 17 15 16 27 22 17 19 20 18 19 18 23 21 19 28 22 15 15 18 17 23 20 16
2019 7 7 7 9 9 6 9 7 7 5 8 11 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 10 7 8 12 10 6 6 6 11 9 8 7
2020 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 0
2022 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 3 2 2 1 1
Player 43 50 43 56 49 40 52 46 39 30 42 66 51 40 43 48 34 40 47 57 45 44 71 58 38 35 45 57 55 48 34
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 92.2 -0.5 91.5 -0.7 90.0 -1.5 87.9 -2.1
Offspeed Velocity 81.9 80.8 -1.1 82.1 1.3 82.9 0.8 82.8 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 82.5 78.7 -3.8 78.9 0.2 78.6 -0.3 73.0 -5.6
Exit Velocity 88.0 88.9 0.9 89.8 0.9 89.1 -0.7 92.4 3.3
Launch Angle 13.0 13.5 0.5 13.3 -0.2 19.0 5.7 18.4 -0.6
Barrel % 5.8 6.1 0.3 8.5 2.4 5.8 -2.7 5.0 -0.8
Hard Hit % 35.3 36.6 1.3 37.6 1.0 36.1 -1.5 50.0 13.9
Sweet Spot % 32.1 35.1 3.0 35.7 0.6 30.9 -4.8 22.5 -8.4
xBA .265 .271 0.006 .281 0.010 .258 -0.023 .233 -0.025
BA .284 .229 -0.055 .234 0.005 .254 0.020 .286 0.032
xwOBA .346 .333 -0.013 .352 0.019 .331 -0.021 .318 -0.013
wOBA .355 .277 -0.078 .300 0.023 .322 0.022 .372 0.050
xSLG .448 .468 0.020 .494 0.026 .431 -0.063 .374 -0.057
SLG .455 .382 -0.073 .420 0.038 .422 0.002 .490 0.068
K% 21.4 17.2 -4.2 15.1 -2.1 16.2 1.1 17.2 1.0
BB% 9.9 5.3 -4.6 5.5 0.2 10.4 4.9 12.1 1.7
Swing % 45.1 43.7 -1.4 47.8 4.1 43.0 -4.8 44.2 1.2
Whiff% 21.9 21.5 -0.4 18.2 -3.3 15.1 -3.1 19.6 4.5
In Zone % 52.3 50.3 -2.0 52.6 2.3 49.2 -3.4 48.5 -0.7
Out of Zone % 47.7 49.7 2.0 47.4 -2.3 50.8 3.4 51.5 0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 22.0 -4.6 27.5 5.5 22.0 -5.5 29.4 7.4
First Pitch Swing % 25.9 21.9 -4.0 26.3 4.4 23.8 -2.5 17.2 -6.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.4 58.0 -3.4 61.6 3.6 61.5 -0.1 60.3 -1.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 322 .356 167 6 3.6 155 36 23.2
2017 Shifts 169 .277 84 0 0.0 85 16 18.8
2018 Shifts 476 .300 266 20 7.5 210 73 34.8
2019 Shifts 260 .322 111 5 4.5 149 66 44.3
2020 Shifts 58 .372 22 0 0.0 36 14 38.9
2022 Shifts 32 .358 23 4 17.4 9 4 44.4
! 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

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