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David Hale
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 3, #87, Atlanta Braves | Princeton
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 5.65 10 0 0 14.1 10 1.26
8 Seasons 13 11 4.30 111 22 3 261.1 175 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 10 0-1 5.65 14.1 10 1.26
8 Seasons 111 13-11 4.30 261.1 175 1.43

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1300 263 21 8 89.4 110.4 8.4 33.5 .255 .425 .366 .317 .363 35.1 17.6 5.8 6.09 4.34
2016 48 9 1 11.1 95.9 108.9 16.6 44.4 .368 .811 .503 .521 .541 66.7 8.3 16.7 13.50 15.79
2018 226 48 3 6.3 89.5 109.6 16.7 35.4 .256 .435 .380 .333 .343 33.3 12.9 8.1 4.61 4.83
2019 602 126 3 2.4 86.1 108.3 8.7 28.6 .243 .345 .297 .270 .296 27.6 14.6 4.5 3.11 3.23
2020 282 57 4 7 88.6 109.6 5 42.1 .309 .512 .370 .368 .435 38.6 18.7 5.3 3.71 6.05
2021 251 45 5 11.1 89.8 113.4 10.2 35.6 .284 .505 .315 .364 .408 37.8 16.4 8.2 5.65 5.43
2709 548 37 6.8 88.7 113.4 9.1 33.8 .262 .430 .351 .321 .360 34.4 16.4 6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hale relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.2%) ,
Changeup
(24.3%) ,
Curveball
(18.7%) ,
Sinker
(8.8%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 121 59 62 48.2 93.0 27 24 7 6 1 0 0 4 20 .292 .327 .333 .534 .320 .403 92.9 11 2220 6.6 15.1 14.3
2021 Changeup 61 13 48 24.3 83.0 19 18 2 0 0 0 2 5 13 .111 .258 .444 .507 .253 .339 90.3 15 1613 6.6 21.2 22.7
2021 Curveball 47 31 16 18.7 82.4 9 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 7 .250 .239 .625 .535 .408 .372 77.9 0 2303 6.6 16.7 5.6
2021 Sinker 22 16 6 8.8 92.2 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 .400 .243 .400 .307 .354 .239 69.7 0 2179 6.7 8.3 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 125 74 51 44.3 92.8 35 33 11 7 3 0 1 6 27 .333 .324 .515 .544 .379 .387 92.5 4 2279 6.6 21.7 16.7
2020 Changeup 88 24 64 31.2 82.6 22 21 6 4 2 0 0 4 17 .286 .287 .381 .361 .305 .302 81.3 0 1634 6.6 26.7 16.7
2020 Curveball 44 42 2 15.6 81.6 14 13 5 2 2 0 1 4 9 .385 .262 .769 .556 .494 .368 86.8 19 2293 6.6 26.7 28.6
2020 Sinker 25 14 11 8.9 92.4 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .451 .250 .908 .221 .566 98.1 5 2159 6.6 0.0 0.0
! 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 %
2015 48.7 15.6 31.2 4.6 38 38.4 23.6 1.5 40.3 22.8 21.7 3.8 8
2016 33.3 22.2 44.4 0 44.4 33.3 22.2 11.1 22.2 11.1 22.2 22.2 11.1
2018 41.7 18.8 27.1 12.5 35.4 41.7 22.9 2.1 29.2 31.3 20.8 10.4 6.3
2019 50.8 16.7 24.6 7.9 34.9 38.9 26.2 4 40.5 25.4 22.2 3.2 2.4
2020 52.6 8.8 33.3 5.3 28.1 43.9 28.1 5.3 33.3 17.5 28.1 7 7
2021 44.4 24.4 24.4 6.7 46.7 31.1 22.2 11.1 24.4 20 24.4 6.7 11.1
48.4 16.2 29.2 6.2 36.9 38.7 24.5 3.5 37 23.2 22.6 5.1 6.8
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2021 Curveball PHI R 47 82.4 40.4 -9.2 -19 4.6 -4.5 -50
2021 4-Seamer PHI R 121 93 18.6 -3.7 -25 9.4 1.8 24
2021 Changeup PHI R 61 83 30.9 -1.5 -5 13.1 -1.4 -10
2021 Sinker PHI R 22 92.2 20.9 -0.7 -3 16.7 1.5 10
2020 Sinker PHI R 25 92.4 20.9 -1.2 -5 14.4 -0.2 -1
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 125 92.8 18.5 -2.6 -17 7.1 -0.4 -5
2020 Curveball PHI R 44 81.6 43.8 -6.1 -12 6.2 -2.6 -29
2020 Changeup PHI R 88 82.6 30.9 -1.8 -6 12.3 -1 -8
2019 Changeup NYY R 126 82.2 31.4 -1.5 -5 13.3 -0.4 -3
2019 Sinker NYY R 165 93 22.6 0.3 1 14.9 0.2 1
2019 4-Seamer NYY R 181 93.7 18.7 -2.8 -18 8.3 0.3 4
2019 Curveball NYY R 109 82.1 40.4 -9.9 -20 6.5 -1.9 -23
2018 Changeup NYY R 85 79.2 33.9 -1.3 -4 13.6 0.6 4
2018 Curveball NYY R 30 80.1 40.6 -12 -23 9.9 0.9 9
2018 Slider NYY R 2 85.2 30.7 -5.9 -16 3.4 -1.7 -34
2018 Sinker NYY R 68 90.8 23.5 0 0 16.1 1.7 12
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 41 91.2 19.6 -2.5 -14 6.9 -0.4 -5
2016 4-Seamer COL R 17 90.3 18.9 -2.7 -17 13 4.5 52
2016 Changeup COL R 2 80.6 36.4 3.6 11 19.2 6.4 50
2016 Curveball COL R 14 80.3 32.8 -16.9 -34 6.5 -1.1 -14
2016 Sinker COL R 13 90.3 18.8 -2.4 -11 16.3 1.7 12
! 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 %
2021 Sinker 1.6 0 22 8.8 5 .4 .4 .36 8.3 0 0 .243 .307 .239 20
2021 Curveball 5.7 3 47 18.7 9 .25 .625 .4 16.7 11.1 5.6 .239 .535 .369 14.3
2021 Changeup 1.1 1 61 24.3 19 .111 .444 .247 21.2 26.3 22.7 .258 .507 .339 38.5
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 0 121 48.2 27 .292 .333 .324 15.1 14.8 14.3 .327 .534 .404 50
2020 Sinker 1.1 0 25 8.9 4 .25 .25 .225 0 0 0 .451 .908 .566 75
2020 Curveball 8.1 4 44 15.6 14 .385 .769 .5 26.7 28.6 28.6 .262 .556 .368 44.4
2020 Changeup -1.1 -1 88 31.2 22 .286 .381 .309 26.7 18.2 16.7 .287 .361 .302 23.5
2020 4-Seamer -2.6 -3 125 44.3 35 .333 .515 .384 21.7 17.1 16.7 .324 .544 .387 40.7
2019 Changeup -0.6 -1 126 20.9 27 .259 .444 .3 31.5 18.5 12.8 .275 .441 .3 22.7
2019 Curveball 1.3 1 109 18.1 30 .233 .5 .305 30.2 33.3 21.3 .171 .335 .207 25
2019 4-Seamer -2.1 -4 181 30.1 44 .244 .341 .305 10.1 9.1 7 .282 .357 .307 37.8
2019 Sinker -0.7 -1 165 27.4 51 .304 .413 .336 8.8 5.9 8.8 .258 .313 .282 22.7
2018 Curveball 9.6 3 30 13.3 8 .5 1 .631 25 25 22.2 .199 .338 .228 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 0 41 18.1 13 .25 .333 .288 5 0 0 .335 .508 .384 33.3
2018 Sinker -4.8 -3 68 30.1 17 .067 .067 .135 21.9 17.6 17.6 .197 .268 .264 33.3
2018 Changeup 1.9 2 85 37.6 24 .381 .81 .523 31.4 12.5 10.3 .275 .55 .391 33.3
2018 Slider -1.3 0 2 0.9 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 Changeup 87 82.7 96 15.1 2:00 2:00 0
2020 Curveball 43 81.6 46 8.1 8:45 7:45 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 120 92.8 84 14.6 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Sinker 24 92.4 82 18.1 1:00 1:45 -45
2021 Changeup 61 83 95 15.8 2:00 2:00 0
2021 Curveball 47 82.4 38 5.6 9:00 8:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 121 93 84 15.7 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 21 92.2 85 20.3 1:00 2:00 -60
! 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
2013 47 172 -2 -3 0 0 -6
2014 375 1380 -9 -2 3 8 0
2015 343 1285 -5 7 6 6 14
2018 62 226 1 -2 1 1 1
2019 152 580 -2 -8 3 2 -4
2020 75 282 1 -4 2 1 0
2021 60 251 0 1 0 2 3
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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 %
2015 1300 47.7 68.9 80.7 31.2 61.6 41.3 60.7 49 24.8 8.7 77.9
2016 48 52.1 72 88.9 30.4 71.4 45.8 58.3 52.1 16 4.2 100
2018 226 40.3 69.2 84.1 40 66.7 42.5 62.9 51.8 23.1 7.5 94.1
2019 602 44.8 71.5 86 31.5 76.2 44.4 53.5 49.5 17.1 6.4 83.8
2020 282 48.9 65.9 87.9 31.3 55.6 44.7 62.7 48.2 22.8 6.4 66.7
2021 251 41.4 72.1 84 27.9 75.6 43.4 47.5 46.2 16.4 5.6 92.9
2709 46 69.5 83.3 31.7 66.2 42.7 58.3 49.1 21.8 7.5 80.6
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 28 27 17 16 46 29 6 15 36 32 77 66 28 28 27 8
2016
2018
2019 56 41 24
2020 12 2 8 21 22 65 52 45 40 20 88 23 12 48 44 23
2021 17 15 15 18 24 38 23 36 55 13 53 6 17 50 41 23
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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 22.6 2 2 0 1 0 2 100
2020 23.7 2 2.2 0 3 0 2 100
2021 21.8 3 3.2 0 1 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2020 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 4 3 4 3 3 1 4 2 3 3 3 2 4 3 3 4 2 4
! 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 91 -0.7 91 93.4 2.4 92.8 -0.6 92.9 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 79.8 0.8 79.2 82.2 3 82.6 0.4 83 0.4
Breaking Velocity 81.7 -1.4 80.4 82.1 1.7 81.6 -0.5 82.4 0.8
Exit Velocity 89.4 6.5 89.5 86.1 -3.4 88.6 2.5 89.8 1.2
Launch Angle 8.4 8.2 16.7 8.7 -8 5 -3.7 10.2 5.2
Barrel % 8 3.1 6.3 2.4 -3.9 7 4.6 11.1 4.1
Hard Hit % 35.1 31.6 33.3 27.6 -5.7 38.6 11 37.8 -0.8
Sweet Spot % 33.5 10.9 35.4 28.6 -6.8 42.1 13.5 35.6 -6.5
xBA .255 0.113 .256 .243 -0.013 .309 0.066 .284 -0.025
BA .298 0.102 .286 .264 -0.022 .324 0.06 .236 -0.088
xwOBA .317 0.204 .333 .27 -0.063 .368 0.098 .364 -0.004
wOBA .366 0.137 .38 .297 -0.083 .37 0.073 .315 -0.055
xSLG .425 0.386 .435 .345 -0.09 .512 0.167 .505 -0.007
SLG .52 0.18 .536 .412 -0.124 .507 0.095 .418 -0.089
K% 17.6 -9.3 12.9 14.6 1.7 18.7 4.1 16.4 -2.3
BB% 5.8 10.9 8.1 4.5 -3.6 5.3 0.8 8.2 2.9
Swing % 49 3.1 51.8 49.5 -2.3 48.2 -1.3 46.2 -2
Whiff% 24.8 -8.8 23.1 17.1 -6 22.8 5.7 16.4 -6.4
In Zone % 47.7 4.4 40.3 44.8 4.5 48.9 4.1 41.4 -7.5
Out of Zone % 52.3 -4.4 59.7 55.2 -4.5 51.1 -4.1 58.6 7.5
Out of Zone Swing % 31.2 -0.8 40 31.5 -8.5 31.3 -0.2 27.9 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 0.1 37.1 29.3 -7.8 29.3 0 26.2 -3.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.7 -2.4 62.9 53.5 -9.4 62.7 9.2 47.5 -15.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 12 .503 10 6 60.0 2 2 100.0
2018 62 .380 32 7 21.9 30 16 53.3
2019 152 .300 88 15 17.0 64 26 40.6
2020 73 .380 41 7 17.1 32 12 37.5
2021 60 .315 31 11 35.5 29 12 41.4

Pitch Distribution