David Bednar
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 250LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 35, #1044, San Diego Padres | Lafayette College

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 4 2.61 45 0 19 51.2 69 1.12
4 Seasons 6 7 2.98 123 0 22 129.2 165 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 45 3-4 2.61 51.2 69 1.12
4 Seasons 123 6-7 2.98 129.2 165 1.12

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 .408 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 .189 .304 .249 .246 .324 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
Player 2090 318 21 6.6 4.0 89.1 112.5 15.4 38.4 .216 .353 .278 .277 .369 39.0 31.3 8.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bednar relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.6%) ,
Curveball
(29.5%) ,
Split Finger
(16.9%) ,
Sinker
(0.1%) ,


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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
Player 37.7 27.4 28.0 6.9 35.2 39.3 25.5 2.8 28.0 30.2 24.5 6.9 6.6 4.0
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Splitter PIT R 142 89.8 28.8 -1.1 -4 4.5 -5.8 -56
2022 Curveball PIT R 248 77.1 56.7 0.3 0 8.3 -1.8 -18
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 451 96.4 12.4 1.1 8 10.2 2.6 34
2022 Sinker PIT R 1 95.2 15.7 -5.0 -24 16.7 1.5 10
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 521 96.7 12.7 0.5 4 8.9 1.1 14
2021 Curveball PIT R 220 77.5 58.0 2.3 4 9.2 -0.5 -5
2021 Splitter PIT R 193 89.6 29.2 -0.7 -2 3.1 -6.1 -66
2020 Curveball SD R 17 75.2 61.1 1.0 2 9.1 -1.5 -14
2020 Splitter SD R 31 88.9 29.9 0.0 0 2.6 -8.1 -76
2020 4-Seamer SD R 70 95.7 14.2 -0.1 -1 9.1 1.4 18
2019 Splitter SD R 68 88.1 33.6 1.9 6 0.2 -10.5 -102
2019 4-Seamer SD R 82 95.3 15.5 -0.9 -6 5.7 -2.0 -26
2019 Curveball SD R 44 76.8 56.7 -1.1 -2 7.5 -3.1 -29
2019 Cutter SD R 2 93.2 21.8 -1.0 -5 1.3 -0.7 -34
! 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 4-Seamer -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 Splitter -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 .091 .108 .082 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -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 .179 .287 .240 19.0
2021 Splitter -2.1 -4 193 20.7 57 .204 .296 .242 35.8 31.6 20.0 .174 .269 .217 36.1
2020 4-Seamer -0.1 0 70 59.3 22 .300 .550 .391 28.6 18.2 21.1 .301 .598 .402 62.5
2020 Splitter -0.4 0 31 26.3 8 .375 .500 .381 25.0 12.5 7.1 .405 .724 .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-Seamer 4.3 4 82 41.8 23 .313 .563 .460 19.0 8.7 9.1 .297 .422 .368 35.3
2019 Splitter 2.7 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
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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
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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 41.6 60.6 50.0 33.3 9.5 78.8
Player 2,090 52.1 72.3 75.1 29.0 46.4 41.8 63.0 51.6 32.6 10.0 80.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 81 37 77
2020 87 53 76
2021 97 93 94 87 96 90 82 82 92 94 54 87 82 92 63 49 83
2022 76 66 70 71 71 82 48 7 4 94 52 92 45 89 65 42 71
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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 1 3 100.0
2020 20.0 1 1.5 -1 1 2 0 0.0
2021 22.6 5 4.8 0 3 5 1 20.0
2022 24.6 4 5.5 -2 3 5 1 25.0
Player 23.4 13 15.7 -3 7 13 5 38.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
2020 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2
2021 5 5 6 3 5 6 5 5 6 5 7 6 2 3 2 6 6 5 4 3 5 5 5 6 3 6 6 3 4 6 6
2022 4 6 5 5 6 6 6 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 5 6 6 6 7 5 7 6 5 4 6 5 8 5 6 6 6
Player 13 17 16 13 16 18 15 14 16 15 18 17 10 11 12 18 18 18 15 12 18 16 14 16 15 17 20 13 15 17 18
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.3 95.7 0.4 96.7 1 96.4 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 88.1 88.9 0.8 89.6 0.7 89.8 0.2
Breaking Velocity 76.8 75.2 -1.6 77.5 2.3 77.1 -0.4
Exit Velocity 88.6 93.7 5.1 87.2 -6.5 90.5 3.3
Launch Angle 17.6 13.5 -4.1 15.4 1.9 15.3 -0.1
Barrel % 6.9 8 1.1 5.7 -2.3 7.3 1.6
Hard Hit % 31 56 25 31.4 -24.6 46 14.6
Sweet Spot % 37.9 40 2.1 38.6 -1.4 37.9 -0.7
xBA .229 .341 0.112 .189 -0.152 .224 0.035
BA .25 .367 0.117 .185 -0.182 .218 0.033
xwOBA .314 .424 0.11 .246 -0.178 .28 0.034
wOBA .356 .415 0.059 .249 -0.166 .271 0.022
xSLG .431 .628 0.197 .304 -0.324 .349 0.045
SLG .55 .567 0.017 .324 -0.243 .337 0.013
K% 29.2 15.6 -13.6 32.5 16.9 32.9 0.4
BB% 10.4 6.3 -4.1 8 1.7 7.6 -0.4
Swing % 46.9 55.1 8.2 53.5 -1.6 50 -3.5
Whiff% 32.6 27.7 -4.9 32.6 4.9 33.3 0.7
In Zone % 51.5 56.8 5.3 53.3 -3.5 50.1 -3.2
Out of Zone % 48.5 43.2 -5.3 46.7 3.5 49.9 3.2
Out of Zone Swing % 20 25.5 5.5 31.4 5.9 29 -2.4
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 31.3 4.2 40.3 9 30.8 -9.5
First Pitch Strike % 56.3 59.4 3.1 66.9 7.5 60.6 -6.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 48 .356 21 1 4.8 27 11 40.7
2020 32 .415 15 0 0.0 17 5 29.4
2021 235 .249 137 15 10.9 98 57 58.2
2022 207 .272 119 14 11.8 88 51 58.0

Pitch Tempo

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