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 3 3 7.45 22 0 10 19.1 22 1.34
6 Seasons 12 13 3.08 211 0 71 216.1 267 1.13
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 22 3-3 7.45 19.1 22 1.34
6 Seasons 211 12-13 3.08 216.1 267 1.13
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 29 365 58 6 10.3 6.8 88.6 109.8 12.5 36.2 .245 .472 .329 .340 .419 36.2 25.0 6.8 7.86 4.93
Player 3560 549 36 6.6 4.0 88.7 112.5 15.2 35.3 .213 .354 .277 .278 .363 39.2 29.9 7.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 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
(59.5%) ,
Curveball
(21.9%) ,
Split Finger
(18.6%) ,


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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 34.5 31.0 27.6 6.9 34.5 39.7 25.9 3.4 29.3 29.3 20.7 6.9 10.3 6.8
Player 38.8 28.6 25.0 7.7 35.9 39.2 25.0 3.8 28.4 29.9 23.1 7.7 6.6 4.0
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 217 96.7 10.7 2.2 17 7.5 0.3 5
2024 Split-Finger PIT R 68 91.9 27.3 -2.5 -8 8.9 -2.7 -23
2024 Curveball PIT R 80 77.0 57.0 0.0 0 9.4 -0.6 -6
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 Curveball PIT R 248 77.1 56.7 0.1 0 8.3 -1.7 -17
2022 Sinker PIT R 1 95.2 15.7 -5.1 -25 16.7 1.4 9
2022 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 451 96.4 12.4 1.1 8 10.2 2.5 32
2022 Split-Finger PIT R 142 89.8 28.8 -1.0 -3 4.5 -6.0 -57
2021 Curveball PIT R 220 77.5 58.0 2.1 4 9.2 -0.5 -5
2021 Split-Finger PIT R 193 89.6 29.2 -0.7 -2 3.1 -6.1 -66
2021 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 521 96.7 12.7 0.6 4 8.9 1.0 13
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 0.1 0 2.6 -8.2 -76
2020 4-Seam Fastball SD R 70 95.7 14.2 0.0 0 9.1 1.3 17
2019 Cutter SD R 2 93.2 21.8 -0.6 -3 1.3 -0.6 -32
2019 Curveball SD R 44 76.8 56.7 -1.2 -2 7.5 -3.0 -29
2019 4-Seam Fastball SD R 82 95.3 15.5 -0.9 -6 5.7 -2.0 -26
2019 Split-Finger SD R 68 88.1 33.6 2.0 6 0.2 -10.4 -102
! 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 -2.4 -5 217 59.5 59 .308 .519 .413 26.2 18.6 16.7 .303 .580 .405 47.6
2024 Curveball 0.6 0 80 21.9 11 .000 .000 .127 16.7 27.3 18.8 .079 .135 .203 0.0
2024 Split-Finger 0.6 0 68 18.6 18 .222 .389 .261 42.5 44.4 22.9 .161 .328 .208 10.0
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 .268 .385 .324 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 .285 .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 80 77.0 73 16.6 7:30 7:15 15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 217 96.7 97 19.8 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Split-Finger 63 91.9 74 10.3 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 Split-Finger 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 Split-Finger 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 Split-Finger 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 Split-Finger 29 88.8 47 5.2 1:00 1:15 -15
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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 88 365 3 -3 -3 -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 365 49.6 64.1 80.2 34.8 54.7 46.8 59.1 49.3 28.9 4.9 77.8
Player 3,560 50.5 72.4 75.3 31.4 49.6 42.6 61.7 52.1 32.3 8.7 78.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 41 71
2023 95 95 92 82 96 83 87 72 40 85 62 89 96 89 93 45 72
2024 27 49 18 6 56 41 15 54 65 67 68 72 92 92 95 32 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 25.5 3 3.7 -1 3 2 2 66.7
Player 23.5 19 23.8 -5 13 21 7 36.8

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 3 3 3 5 5 4 5 4 4 3 3 6 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 5 3 2 4 5 3 3 4 3 4 4 3
Player 19 20 19 27 24 26 27 26 18 17 16 28 26 21 25 26 26 24 25 29 26 21 31 31 21 19 25 25 27 20 19
! 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 96.7 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.1 88.9 0.8 89.6 0.7 89.8 0.2 91.6 1.8 91.9 0.3
Breaking Velocity 76.8 75.2 -1.6 77.5 2.3 77.1 -0.4 77.9 0.8 77.0 -0.9
Exit Velocity 88.6 93.7 5.1 87.2 -6.5 90.5 3.3 88.0 -2.5 88.6 0.6
Launch Angle 17.6 13.5 -4.1 15.4 1.9 15.3 -0.1 15.6 0.3 12.5 -3.1
Barrel % 6.9 8.0 1.1 5.7 -2.3 7.3 1.6 5.2 -2.1 10.3 5.1
Hard Hit % 31.0 56.0 25.0 31.4 -24.6 46.0 14.6 40.5 -5.5 36.2 -4.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 37.9 40.0 2.1 38.6 -1.4 37.9 -0.7 29.5 -8.4 36.2 6.7
xBA .229 .341 0.112 .188 -0.153 .224 0.036 .196 -0.028 .245 0.049
BA .250 .367 0.117 .185 -0.182 .218 0.033 .215 -0.003 .253 0.038
xwOBA .314 .424 0.110 .246 -0.178 .280 0.034 .262 -0.018 .340 0.078
wOBA .356 .415 0.059 .249 -0.166 .271 0.022 .259 -0.012 .329 0.070
xSLG .431 .628 0.197 .304 -0.324 .349 0.045 .319 -0.030 .472 0.153
SLG .550 .567 0.017 .324 -0.243 .337 0.013 .316 -0.021 .430 0.114
K% 29.2 15.6 -13.6 32.5 16.9 32.9 0.4 28.9 -4.0 25.0 -3.9
BB% 10.4 6.3 -4.1 8.0 1.7 7.6 -0.4 7.6 0.0 6.8 -0.8
Swing % 46.9 55.1 8.2 53.5 -1.6 50.0 -3.5 54.1 4.1 49.3 -4.8
Whiff% 32.6 27.7 -4.9 32.6 4.9 33.3 0.7 32.8 -0.5 28.9 -3.9
In Zone % 51.5 56.8 5.3 53.3 -3.5 50.1 -3.2 47.9 -2.2 49.6 1.7
Out of Zone % 48.5 43.2 -5.3 46.7 3.5 49.9 3.2 52.1 2.2 50.4 -1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 20.0 25.5 5.5 31.4 5.9 29.0 -2.4 34.5 5.5 34.8 0.3
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 31.3 4.2 40.3 9.0 30.8 -9.5 32.2 1.4 23.9 -8.3
First Pitch Strike % 56.3 59.4 3.1 66.9 7.5 60.6 -6.3 60.1 -0.5 59.1 -1.0
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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 88 .329 43 3 7.0 45 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 91 16.9 12.1% 1.1% 54 19.5 5.6% 1.9%
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Pitch Distribution