David Hale
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 35

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 2 6.41 17 1 0 26.2 21 1.46
8 Seasons 13 12 4.44 118 23 3 273.2 186 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 17 0-2 6.41 26.2 21 1.46
8 Seasons 118 13-12 4.44 273.2 186 1.44

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
2015 27 1300 263 21 8.0 6.1 89.4 110.4 8.4 33.5 .256 .427 .366 .319 .366 35.0 17.6 5.8 6.09 4.22
2016 28 48 9 1 11.1 8.3 95.9 108.9 16.6 44.4 .368 .811 .503 .521 .541 66.7 8.3 16.7 13.50 15.25
2018 30 226 48 3 6.3 4.8 89.5 109.6 16.7 35.4 .256 .435 .380 .333 .343 33.3 12.9 8.1 4.61 4.76
2019 31 602 126 3 2.4 1.9 86.1 108.3 8.7 28.6 .248 .351 .297 .275 .303 27.6 14.6 4.5 3.11 3.28
2020 32 282 57 4 7.0 5.3 88.6 109.6 5.0 42.1 .313 .519 .370 .373 .443 38.6 18.7 5.3 3.71 6.20
2021 33 461 85 10 11.8 8.6 89.3 113.4 11.7 38.8 .292 .513 .355 .369 .427 43.5 18.1 7.8 6.41 6.03
Player 2919 588 42 7.1 5.5 88.7 113.4 9.4 34.4 .267 .440 .354 .327 .369 35.4 16.7 6.1
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hale relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.9%) ,
Changeup
(24.3%) ,
Curveball
(20.2%) ,
Sinker
(8.7%) ,


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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
2015 48.7 15.6 31.2 4.6 38.0 38.4 23.6 1.5 40.3 22.8 21.7 3.8 8.0 6.1
2016 33.3 22.2 44.4 0.0 44.4 33.3 22.2 11.1 22.2 11.1 22.2 22.2 11.1 8.3
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 4.8
2019 50.8 16.7 24.6 7.9 34.9 38.9 26.2 4.0 40.5 25.4 22.2 3.2 2.4 1.9
2020 52.6 17.5 24.6 5.3 28.1 43.9 28.1 5.3 33.3 17.5 28.1 7.0 7.0 5.3
2021 41.2 22.4 29.4 7.1 38.8 29.4 31.8 10.6 22.4 22.4 25.9 5.9 11.8 8.6
Player 47.6 17.3 28.7 6.3 36.4 37.9 25.7 3.9 35.9 23.3 23.0 5.1 7.1 5.5
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2021 4-Seamer PHI R 216 92.8 18.5 -3.0 -20 9.3 2.1 29
2021 Sinker PHI R 40 92.2 21.0 -1.2 -5 16.1 1.4 10
2021 Changeup PHI R 112 82.7 31.3 -1.7 -5 12.5 -1.2 -9
2021 Curveball PHI R 93 82.7 39.5 -10.0 -20 5.1 -3.1 -37
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 125 92.8 18.5 -2.6 -17 7.1 -0.4 -5
2020 Changeup PHI R 88 82.6 30.9 -1.8 -6 12.3 -1.0 -8
2020 Sinker PHI R 25 92.4 20.9 -1.3 -6 14.4 -0.2 -2
2020 Curveball PHI R 44 81.6 43.8 -6.3 -13 6.2 -2.2 -26
2019 Changeup NYY R 125 82.2 31.4 -1.5 -4 13.3 -0.4 -3
2019 Sinker NYY R 165 93.0 22.6 0.3 2 14.9 0.2 1
2019 4-Seamer NYY R 181 93.7 18.7 -2.8 -17 8.3 0.3 4
2019 Curveball NYY R 109 82.1 40.4 -10.0 -20 6.5 -1.6 -20
2018 Slider NYY R 2 85.2 30.7 -5.9 -16 3.4 -1.5 -30
2018 Curveball NYY R 30 80.1 40.6 -12.2 -23 9.9 1.1 12
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 41 91.2 19.6 -2.4 -14 6.9 -0.5 -6
2018 Sinker NYY R 68 90.8 23.5 -0.1 -1 16.1 1.7 12
2018 Changeup NYY R 85 79.2 33.9 -1.3 -4 13.6 0.6 4
2016 4-Seamer COL R 17 90.3 18.9 -2.7 -17 10.9 3.5 48
2016 Curveball COL R 14 80.3 32.8 -17.0 -34 9.9 0.0 0
2016 Changeup COL R 2 80.6 36.4 3.6 11 17.2 5.2 44
2016 Sinker COL R 13 90.3 18.8 -2.5 -12 14.6 0.7 5
! 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 4-Seamer 4.0 9 216 46.9 57 .353 .510 .399 16.2 17.5 17.9 .361 .602 .441 63.4
2021 Changeup 0.4 0 112 24.3 27 .154 .423 .254 26.2 22.2 15.8 .239 .406 .291 25.0
2021 Curveball 1.3 1 93 20.2 20 .158 .316 .225 26.3 25.0 16.7 .165 .350 .240 7.1
2021 Sinker 5.1 2 40 8.7 11 .500 .900 .605 5.0 0.0 0.0 .328 .657 .438 50.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.9 -4 125 44.3 35 .333 .515 .369 21.7 17.1 16.7 .334 .561 .399 40.7
2020 Changeup -1.1 -1 88 31.2 22 .286 .381 .309 26.7 18.2 16.7 .286 .359 .301 23.5
2020 Curveball 8.0 4 44 15.6 14 .385 .769 .500 26.7 28.6 28.6 .262 .556 .369 44.4
2020 Sinker 1.0 0 25 8.9 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .451 .908 .566 75.0
2019 4-Seamer -2.1 -4 188 31.2 46 .256 .349 .298 9.8 10.9 8.3 .275 .348 .300 37.8
2019 Sinker -1.2 -2 173 28.7 53 .292 .396 .336 8.2 5.7 7.5 .258 .313 .282 22.7
2019 Changeup -0.7 -1 127 21.1 27 .259 .444 .300 32.7 18.5 12.5 .275 .440 .300 22.7
2019 Curveball 1.1 1 110 18.3 30 .233 .500 .305 30.2 33.3 20.8 .171 .334 .206 25.0
2018 Changeup 1.9 2 85 37.6 24 .381 .810 .523 31.4 12.5 10.3 .275 .550 .391 33.3
2018 Sinker -4.9 -3 68 30.1 17 .067 .067 .135 21.9 17.6 17.6 .197 .268 .264 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 0 41 18.1 13 .250 .333 .288 5.0 0.0 0.0 .335 .508 .384 33.3
2018 Curveball 9.7 3 30 13.3 8 .500 1.000 .631 25.0 25.0 22.2 .199 .338 .228 33.3
2018 Slider -1.3 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 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 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 112 82.7 94 15.1 2:00 2:00 0
2021 Curveball 93 82.7 38 6.0 9:15 8:30 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 214 92.8 83 15.9 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 39 92.2 82 19.8 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 1,380 -8 -3 3 8 0
2015 344 1,291 -6 6 6 6 13
2018 62 226 1 -2 1 1 1
2019 152 580 -2 -8 3 2 -5
2020 75 282 0 -4 2 1 -1
2021 115 461 5 1 4 3 12
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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 1,300 47.6 69.1 80.8 30.7 61.2 41.3 60.7 49.0 24.8 8.7 77.9
2016 48 52.1 72.0 88.9 30.4 71.4 45.8 58.3 52.1 16.0 4.2 100.0
2018 226 40.3 69.2 84.1 40.0 66.7 43.4 62.9 51.8 23.1 7.5 94.1
2019 602 44.8 71.5 86.0 31.5 76.2 44.6 53.8 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 461 44.3 74.5 82.9 25.7 69.7 42.7 48.7 47.3 19.7 6.3 93.1
Player 2,919 46.1 70.2 83.3 30.9 65.8 42.8 57.8 49.0 21.9 7.5 81.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2015 32 30 20 18 53 29 6 15 32 32 77 66 63 28 27 5 92
2018 26 62 78
2019 55 41 22 66
2020 10 1 8 21 21 65 52 45 40 20 88 23 80 48 48 72
2021 41 45 27 79
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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 23.9 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2018 22.8 3 2.3 1 0 3 0 0.0
2019 22.6 2 2.1 0 1 0 2 100.0
2020 23.7 2 2.2 0 2 0 2 100.0
2021 22.4 5 4.4 1 1 2 3 60.0
Player 22.9 13 12.0 1 4 5 8 61.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2018 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2
2020 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
2021 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 6 4 5 4
Player 13 12 11 14 14 12 12 10 11 11 12 13 13 11 12 12 12 11 11 12 11 12 14 11 12 11 13 14 12 13 11
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.0 -- -0.7 -- -- 91.0 -- 93.4 2.4 92.8 -0.6 92.7 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 79.8 -- 0.8 -- -- 79.2 -- 82.2 3.0 82.6 0.4 82.7 0.1
Breaking Velocity 81.7 -- -1.4 -- -- 80.4 -- 82.1 1.7 81.6 -0.5 82.7 1.1
Exit Velocity 89.4 -- 6.5 -- -- 89.5 -- 86.1 -3.4 88.6 2.5 89.3 0.7
Launch Angle 8.4 -- 8.2 -- -- 16.7 -- 8.7 -8.0 5.0 -3.7 11.7 6.7
Barrel % 8.0 -- 3.1 -- -- 6.3 -- 2.4 -3.9 7.0 4.6 11.8 4.8
Hard Hit % 35.0 -- 31.7 -- -- 33.3 -- 27.6 -5.7 38.6 11.0 43.5 4.9
Sweet Spot % 33.5 -- 10.9 -- -- 35.4 -- 28.6 -6.8 42.1 13.5 38.8 -3.3
xBA .256 -- 0.112 -- -- .256 -- .248 -0.008 .313 0.065 .292 -0.021
BA .298 -- 0.102 -- -- .286 -- .264 -0.022 .324 0.060 .283 -0.041
xwOBA .319 -- 0.202 -- -- .333 -- .275 -0.058 .373 0.098 .369 -0.004
wOBA .366 -- 0.137 -- -- .380 -- .297 -0.083 .370 0.073 .355 -0.015
xSLG .427 -- 0.384 -- -- .435 -- .351 -0.084 .519 0.168 .513 -0.006
SLG .520 -- 0.180 -- -- .536 -- .412 -0.124 .507 0.095 .491 -0.016
K% 17.6 -- -9.3 -- -- 12.9 -- 14.6 1.7 18.7 4.1 18.1 -0.6
BB% 5.8 -- 10.9 -- -- 8.1 -- 4.5 -3.6 5.3 0.8 7.8 2.5
Swing % 49.0 -- 3.1 -- -- 51.8 -- 49.5 -2.3 48.2 -1.3 47.3 -0.9
Whiff% 24.8 -- -8.8 -- -- 23.1 -- 17.1 -6.0 22.8 5.7 19.7 -3.1
In Zone % 47.6 -- 4.5 -- -- 40.3 -- 44.8 4.5 48.9 4.1 44.3 -4.6
Out of Zone % 52.4 -- -4.5 -- -- 59.7 -- 55.2 -4.5 51.1 -4.1 55.7 4.6
Out of Zone Swing % 30.7 -- -0.3 -- -- 40.0 -- 31.5 -8.5 31.3 -0.2 25.7 -5.6
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 -- 0.1 -- -- 37.1 -- 29.5 -7.6 29.3 -0.2 28.7 -0.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.7 -- -2.4 -- -- 62.9 -- 53.8 -9.1 62.7 8.9 48.7 -14.0
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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 112 .364 65 14 21.5 47 18 38.3

Pitch Tempo