David Bednar
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 0" 225LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 35, #1044, San Diego Padres | Lafayette College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 4 2.61 45 0 19 51.2 69 1.12
2023 3 3 2.00 66 0 39 67.1 80 1.10
2024 1 1 11.57 8 0 2 7 10 1.43
6 Seasons 10 11 2.96 197 0 63 204 255 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 45 3-4 2.61 51.2 69 1.12
2023 66 3-3 2.00 67.1 80 1.10
2024 8 1-1 11.57 7 10 1.43
6 Seasons 197 10-11 2.96 204 255 1.12
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 24 196 29 2 6.9 4.2 88.6 112.5 17.6 37.9 .229 .431 .356 .314 .407 31.0 29.2 10.4 6.54 4.35
2020 25 118 25 2 8.0 6.3 93.7 108.8 13.5 40.0 .341 .628 .415 .424 .486 56.0 15.6 6.3 7.11 8.53
2021 26 934 140 8 5.7 3.4 87.2 111.3 15.4 38.6 .188 .304 .249 .246 .323 31.4 32.5 8.0 2.23 2.51
2022 27 842 124 9 7.3 4.3 90.5 112.5 15.3 37.9 .224 .349 .271 .280 .388 46.0 32.9 7.6 2.61 3.22
2023 28 1105 173 9 5.2 3.2 88.0 109.0 15.6 29.5 .196 .319 .259 .262 .333 40.5 28.9 7.6 2.00 2.84
2024 29 151 21 1 4.8 2.9 88.8 109.6 11.4 33.3 .227 .370 .334 .308 .377 28.6 28.6 5.7 11.57 3.73
Player 3346 512 31 6.1 3.7 88.7 112.5 15.3 35.2 .210 .343 .274 .273 .357 39.1 30.4 7.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bednar relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(64.9%) ,
Curveball
(22.5%) ,
Split Finger
(12.6%) ,


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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 34.5 41.4 24.1 0.0 48.3 27.6 24.1 3.4 27.6 34.5 20.7 3.4 6.9 4.2
2020 36.0 24.0 36.0 4.0 52.0 44.0 4.0 0.0 28.0 16.0 24.0 24.0 8.0 6.3
2021 42.1 25.7 23.6 8.6 26.4 39.3 34.3 4.3 27.9 32.9 23.6 5.7 5.7 3.4
2022 33.9 26.6 32.3 7.3 38.7 41.1 20.2 1.6 28.2 29.0 26.6 5.6 7.3 4.3
2023 42.2 30.1 18.5 9.2 37.6 38.7 23.7 5.8 28.9 29.5 21.4 9.2 5.2 3.2
2024 42.9 19.0 33.3 4.8 47.6 33.3 19.0 4.8 38.1 23.8 23.8 4.8 4.8 2.9
Player 39.5 27.9 25.0 7.6 36.5 38.9 24.6 3.9 28.7 29.7 23.4 7.6 6.1 3.7
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
2024 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 98 96.6 10.7 2.2 17 7.4 0.2 3
2024 Curveball PIT R 34 77.4 56.4 0.2 0 9.1 -0.9 -9
2024 Split-Finger PIT R 19 92.4 26.9 -2.0 -7 10.1 -2.4 -19
2023 Split-Finger PIT R 183 91.6 28.4 -0.9 -3 7.3 -3.7 -34
2023 Curveball PIT R 280 77.9 53.6 -2.1 -4 8.1 -1.6 -16
2023 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 638 96.6 11.7 1.8 13 8.3 0.6 8
2022 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 451 96.4 12.4 1.1 8 10.2 2.5 32
2022 Curveball PIT R 248 77.1 56.7 0.1 0 8.3 -1.7 -17
2022 Split-Finger PIT R 142 89.8 28.8 -1.0 -3 4.5 -6.0 -57
2022 Sinker PIT R 1 95.2 15.7 -5.1 -25 16.7 1.4 9
2021 Curveball PIT R 220 77.5 58.0 2.2 4 9.2 -0.5 -5
2021 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 521 96.7 12.7 0.6 4 8.9 1.0 13
2021 Split-Finger PIT R 193 89.6 29.2 -0.7 -2 3.1 -6.1 -66
2020 4-Seam Fastball SD R 70 95.7 14.2 0.0 0 9.1 1.3 17
2020 Curveball SD R 17 75.2 61.1 1.0 2 9.1 -1.5 -14
2020 Split-Finger SD R 31 88.9 29.9 0.0 0 2.6 -8.2 -76
2019 Split-Finger SD R 68 88.1 33.6 2.0 6 0.2 -10.4 -102
2019 4-Seam Fastball SD R 82 95.3 15.5 -0.9 -6 5.7 -2.0 -26
2019 Curveball SD R 44 76.8 56.7 -1.2 -2 7.5 -3.0 -29
2019 Cutter SD R 2 93.2 21.8 -0.6 -3 1.3 -0.6 -32
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -3.2 -3 98 64.9 24 .318 .364 .410 35.2 29.2 24.1 .250 .320 .285 33.3
2024 Curveball -0.9 0 34 22.5 6 .000 .000 .233 10.0 16.7 12.5 .102 .114 .296 0.0
2024 Split-Finger -4.8 -1 19 12.6 5 .200 .800 .400 40.0 40.0 20.0 .229 .796 .420 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 12 641 58.0 165 .188 .315 .253 30.3 29.1 21.1 .181 .332 .256 44.8
2023 Curveball -0.3 -1 281 25.4 63 .196 .268 .265 40.5 36.5 25.8 .182 .237 .232 23.5
2023 Split-Finger 0.3 0 183 16.6 45 .333 .381 .347 33.6 20.0 15.8 .267 .384 .323 44.1
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 1 451 53.6 112 .245 .415 .299 32.5 31.3 25.4 .239 .416 .303 52.1
2022 Curveball 1.4 4 248 29.5 48 .190 .286 .268 38.1 41.7 27.4 .217 .308 .288 40.9
2022 Split-Finger 2.8 4 142 16.9 47 .182 .205 .210 30.9 29.8 24.1 .198 .232 .224 36.7
2022 Sinker 25.6 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .100 .118 .091 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 9 521 55.8 134 .195 .350 .269 27.9 29.9 24.4 .198 .325 .261 32.5
2021 Curveball 2.2 5 220 23.6 44 .128 .282 .215 46.8 43.2 27.9 .178 .286 .239 19.0
2021 Split-Finger 2.1 4 193 20.7 57 .204 .296 .242 35.8 31.6 20.0 .173 .268 .217 36.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 70 59.3 22 .300 .550 .391 28.6 18.2 21.1 .301 .598 .402 62.5
2020 Split-Finger 0.4 0 31 26.3 8 .375 .500 .381 25.0 12.5 7.1 .405 .723 .475 57.1
2020 Curveball -9.4 -2 17 14.4 2 1.000 1.000 .900 33.3 0.0 -- .487 .537 .458 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -4.2 -3 82 41.8 23 .313 .563 .460 19.0 8.7 9.1 .296 .422 .368 35.3
2019 Split-Finger -2.8 -2 68 34.7 22 .190 .571 .327 35.9 50.0 31.4 .164 .444 .266 30.0
2019 Curveball 0.8 0 44 22.4 3 .333 .333 .300 72.7 33.3 20.0 .322 .382 .306 0.0
2019 Cutter 0.0 0 2 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- 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
2024 Curveball 34 77.4 73 16.3 7:30 7:15 15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 97 96.6 96 20.0 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Splitter 17 92.4 77 11.7 1:00 2:15 -75
2023 Curveball 275 77.9 66 14.0 7:45 7:15 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 624 96.6 97 19.3 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Splitter 169 91.6 69 8.2 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Curveball 245 77.1 70 15.8 7:30 7:00 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 449 96.4 99 19.7 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Splitter 139 89.8 62 6.6 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Curveball 219 77.5 77 17.9 7:30 7:00 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 520 96.7 97 18.6 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Splitter 191 89.6 49 5.5 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Curveball 17 75.2 76 17.8 7:30 7:00 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 58 95.8 93 18.3 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Splitter 29 88.8 47 5.2 1:00 1:15 -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
2019 48 196 2 -5 -1 -1 -5
2020 32 118 -2 1 0 -1 -1
2021 235 934 8 13 -1 -3 18
2022 208 842 2 12 -2 -2 9
2023 273 1,105 9 14 -8 -4 11
2024 35 151 0 -2 -2 -1 -4
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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 196 51.5 72.3 74.0 20.0 42.1 42.9 56.3 46.9 32.6 8.2 56.3
2020 118 56.8 77.6 75.0 25.5 61.5 39.8 59.4 55.1 27.7 12.7 80.0
2021 934 53.3 72.9 75.8 31.4 45.3 42.1 66.9 53.5 32.6 10.6 84.8
2022 842 50.1 70.9 74.6 29.0 46.7 41.7 60.6 50.0 33.3 9.5 78.8
2023 1,105 47.9 75.4 74.4 34.5 52.8 42.7 60.1 54.1 32.8 7.2 76.3
2024 151 48.3 60.3 75.0 38.5 56.7 49.7 54.3 49.0 32.4 3.3 80.0
Player 3,346 50.5 72.8 74.9 31.4 49.4 42.5 61.7 52.3 32.6 8.8 79.0
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 80 39 77
2020 86 56 76
2021 97 93 94 87 96 90 82 82 92 94 54 87 82 92 66 49 82
2022 76 66 70 71 71 82 48 7 4 94 52 92 45 87 68 42 71
2023 95 95 92 82 97 83 87 72 40 85 62 89 96 89 93 45 72
2024 54 63 57 53 55 68 67 47 87 79 79 85 97 90 94 72
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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 3 3.8 -1 0 2 2 66.7
2020 20.0 1 1.6 -1 0 2 0 0.0
2021 22.6 5 4.7 0 3 5 1 20.0
2022 24.6 4 5.2 -1 2 5 1 25.0
2023 22.1 3 4.8 -2 5 5 1 33.3
2024 21.9 1 1.5 -1 0 2 0 0.0
Player 23.1 17 21.6 -5 10 21 5 29.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4
2020 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1
2021 5 4 4 6 5 5 6 6 3 2 2 7 5 3 5 6 5 5 7 6 5 4 6 6 4 3 6 6 4 3 3
2022 4 3 5 5 5 6 6 5 3 4 3 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 4 5 5 5 6 8 5 5 5 6 6 5 6
2023 3 5 2 5 4 5 4 5 4 3 3 5 6 5 5 4 6 5 5 7 7 6 9 6 3 3 4 4 7 4 2
2024 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 0
Player 17 18 17 24 21 23 24 24 16 15 15 24 24 19 23 24 24 23 23 26 24 20 29 28 19 17 23 23 24 18 16
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.3 95.7 0.4 96.7 1.0 96.4 -0.3 96.6 0.2 96.6 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 88.1 88.9 0.8 89.6 0.7 89.8 0.2 91.6 1.8 92.4 0.8
Breaking Velocity 76.8 75.2 -1.6 77.5 2.3 77.1 -0.4 77.9 0.8 77.4 -0.5
Exit Velocity 88.6 93.7 5.1 87.2 -6.5 90.5 3.3 88.0 -2.5 88.8 0.8
Launch Angle 17.6 13.5 -4.1 15.4 1.9 15.3 -0.1 15.6 0.3 11.4 -4.2
Barrel % 6.9 8.0 1.1 5.7 -2.3 7.3 1.6 5.2 -2.1 4.8 -0.4
Hard Hit % 31.0 56.0 25.0 31.4 -24.6 46.0 14.6 40.5 -5.5 28.6 -11.9
Sweet Spot % 37.9 40.0 2.1 38.6 -1.4 37.9 -0.7 29.5 -8.4 33.3 3.8
xBA .229 .341 0.112 .188 -0.153 .224 0.036 .196 -0.028 .227 0.031
BA .250 .367 0.117 .185 -0.182 .218 0.033 .215 -0.003 .258 0.043
xwOBA .314 .424 0.110 .246 -0.178 .280 0.034 .262 -0.018 .308 0.046
wOBA .356 .415 0.059 .249 -0.166 .271 0.022 .259 -0.012 .334 0.075
xSLG .431 .628 0.197 .304 -0.324 .349 0.045 .319 -0.030 .370 0.051
SLG .550 .567 0.017 .324 -0.243 .337 0.013 .316 -0.021 .387 0.071
K% 29.2 15.6 -13.6 32.5 16.9 32.9 0.4 28.9 -4.0 28.6 -0.3
BB% 10.4 6.3 -4.1 8.0 1.7 7.6 -0.4 7.6 0.0 5.7 -1.9
Swing % 46.9 55.1 8.2 53.5 -1.6 50.0 -3.5 54.1 4.1 49.0 -5.1
Whiff% 32.6 27.7 -4.9 32.6 4.9 33.3 0.7 32.8 -0.5 32.4 -0.4
In Zone % 51.5 56.8 5.3 53.3 -3.5 50.1 -3.2 47.9 -2.2 48.3 0.4
Out of Zone % 48.5 43.2 -5.3 46.7 3.5 49.9 3.2 52.1 2.2 51.7 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 20.0 25.5 5.5 31.4 5.9 29.0 -2.4 34.5 5.5 38.5 4.0
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 31.3 4.2 40.3 9.0 30.8 -9.5 32.2 1.4 20.0 -12.2
First Pitch Strike % 56.3 59.4 3.1 66.9 7.5 60.6 -6.3 60.1 -0.5 54.3 -5.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 48 .356 21 1 4.8 27 11 40.7
2020 Shifts 32 .415 15 0 0.0 17 5 29.4
2021 Shifts 231 .250 135 16 11.9 96 70 72.9
2022 Shifts 207 .272 119 18 15.1 88 59 67.0
2023 Shades 272 .256 142 9 6.3 130 55 42.3
2024 Shades 35 .334 18 0 0.0 17 0 0.0
! 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 68 18.0 7.4% 0.0% 22 23.1 0.0% 13.6%
2020 19 18.1 15.8% 0.0% 21 21.8 0.0% 4.8%
2021 240 21.9 0.0% 3.3% 130 29.5 0.0% 46.9%
2022 232 20.5 2.2% 4.7% 135 24.7 0.0% 14.1%
2023 244 16.2 25.8% 0.0% 190 19.7 3.2% 1.1%
2024 40 16.8 17.5% 2.5% 23 18.0 13.0% 4.3%
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Pitch Distribution


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