David Hess
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 5, #151, Baltimore Orioles | Tullahoma (TN) HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 2 8.00 14 1 0 18.0 16 1.89
4 Seasons 6 22 6.25 62 34 0 210.1 161 1.53
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 14 2-2 8.00 18.0 16 1.89
4 Seasons 62 6-22 6.25 210.1 161 1.53

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
2018 24 1752 335 30 9.0 6.6 88.2 111.8 18.3 33.7 .243 .446 .349 .329 .355 34.6 16.3 8.1 4.88 4.63
2019 25 1430 265 35 13.2 9.6 92.3 115.4 18.2 43.4 .303 .611 .390 .401 .470 49.8 18.6 8.2 7.09 7.70
2020 26 117 29 3 10.3 9.4 89.9 107.3 17.3 31.0 .297 .554 .408 .381 .372 35.7 3.1 6.3 6.43 6.52
2021 27 367 72 11 15.3 10.8 94.7 116.5 21.2 40.3 .306 .623 .491 .429 .496 50.0 17.6 10.8 9.90 8.79
Player 3666 701 79 11.3 8.3 90.5 116.5 18.5 37.9 .274 .532 .382 .369 .414 42.0 16.9 8.4
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

Hess relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(58%) ,
Slider
(38.1%) ,
Changeup
(3.5%) ,
Curveball
(0.3%) ,


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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
2018 35.2 29.6 24.5 10.7 36.7 35.2 27.5 2.7 28.4 35.8 19.4 4.5 9.0 6.6
2019 33.6 29.4 28.7 8.3 32.1 40.0 27.9 2.3 23.4 27.9 26.0 6.4 13.2 9.6
2020 37.9 27.6 27.6 6.9 44.8 27.6 27.6 0.0 24.1 27.6 31.0 3.4 10.3 9.4
2021 25.0 44.4 27.8 2.8 37.5 34.7 27.8 1.4 16.7 30.6 26.4 9.7 15.3 10.8
Player 33.7 31.0 26.5 8.8 35.4 36.7 27.7 2.3 25.1 32.0 23.1 5.7 11.3 8.3
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
2021 Slider TB R 140 82.0 41.6 1.5 4 6.5 -1.7 -21
2021 Curveball TB R 1 75.3 48.1 -11.4 -19 12.9 3.4 36
2021 Changeup TB R 13 86.6 27.2 -3.5 -11 13.0 -1.6 -11
2021 4-Seamer TB R 213 94.0 14.4 0.9 6 5.0 -2.7 -35
2020 Changeup BAL R 9 85.5 27.6 -3.2 -10 10.5 -3.3 -24
2020 Slider BAL R 27 79.1 44.0 0.4 1 9.5 -0.2 -2
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 78 92.8 14.8 1.0 6 5.4 -1.9 -26
2019 Sinker BAL R 82 92.5 18.0 -5.3 -23 13.2 -1.9 -12
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 764 93.0 15.0 1.6 10 3.7 -4.2 -53
2019 Changeup BAL R 167 85.5 29.1 -2.1 -7 13.0 -1.0 -7
2019 Slider BAL R 352 83.4 36.9 -2.8 -7 5.1 -1.5 -23
2019 Curveball BAL R 65 77.3 52.2 -5.4 -9 7.9 -1.6 -17
2018 Changeup BAL R 158 83.6 31.3 -1.5 -5 10.3 -3.3 -24
2018 Curveball BAL R 130 72.2 64.5 -0.6 -1 12.2 1.2 11
2018 Sinker BAL R 5 93.0 17.8 -5.1 -22 12.7 -2.3 -15
2018 4-Seamer BAL R 1,023 91.9 15.8 1.2 7 2.9 -4.8 -62
2018 Slider BAL R 434 80.0 42.3 -1.9 -4 7.5 -0.8 -10
! 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 4.3 9 213 58.0 59 .333 .708 .489 16.5 16.9 14.5 .302 .625 .450 53.8
2021 Slider 5.9 8 140 38.1 38 .444 .972 .579 32.4 21.1 19.5 .311 .637 .408 48.3
2021 Changeup -10.8 -1 13 3.5 4 .000 .000 .000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .315 .459 .328 25.0
2021 Curveball 3.9 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 1 79 67.5 24 .318 .636 .425 7.0 4.2 4.8 .313 .639 .423 42.9
2020 Slider 4.0 1 28 23.9 5 .400 .600 .430 12.5 0.0 0.0 .240 .279 .226 20.0
2020 Changeup -8.3 -1 9 7.7 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .259 .311 .255 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.8 14 764 53.4 196 .287 .635 .439 15.0 18.9 16.2 .306 .671 .433 56.3
2019 Slider 2.0 7 352 24.6 91 .294 .659 .409 30.6 27.5 20.8 .268 .539 .348 44.3
2019 Changeup 4.2 7 167 11.7 52 .306 .510 .387 15.0 11.5 13.6 .354 .595 .414 53.5
2019 Sinker 0.2 0 82 5.7 19 .211 .368 .292 9.8 0.0 0.0 .297 .380 .292 21.1
2019 Curveball -0.6 0 65 4.5 7 .286 .714 .483 31.8 0.0 0.0 .329 .850 .482 28.6
2018 4-Seamer 1.0 10 1,023 58.4 255 .291 .536 .397 13.3 12.2 11.8 .276 .529 .385 39.3
2018 Slider -0.6 -2 434 24.8 127 .227 .403 .291 30.7 25.2 19.3 .192 .321 .240 21.3
2018 Changeup -0.1 0 158 9.0 47 .222 .533 .361 18.3 17.0 17.8 .227 .433 .293 39.5
2018 Curveball 1.4 2 130 7.4 21 .222 .333 .381 25.6 14.3 16.7 .182 .296 .308 33.3
2018 Sinker 13.1 1 5 0.3 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .455 .492 .427 100.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 76 92.8 96 17.3 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 27 79.1 50 11.3 8:30 8:45 -15
2021 Changeup 12 86.6 99 16.4 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 213 94.0 94 16.8 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 140 82.0 41 8.3 9:15 8:30 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 452 1,750 -8 -2 12 8 10
2019 365 1,430 8 3 10 6 28
2020 31 116 -2 2 2 0 1
2021 101 367 11 -1 3 2 16
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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 %
2018 1,752 49.5 70.4 86.9 25.3 63.7 44.3 61.5 47.5 19.1 7.7 77.0
2019 1,430 46.7 74.6 86.3 26.9 64.9 42.9 62.5 49.2 19.3 7.3 83.8
2020 117 47.4 80.0 95.5 32.8 85.0 44.8 59.4 55.6 7.7 8.6 90.0
2021 367 49.3 77.3 80.0 22.0 65.9 39.2 58.4 49.3 23.2 9.0 78.8
Player 3,666 48.3 73.0 86.2 25.8 65.2 43.2 61.4 48.6 19.2 7.7 80.2
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
2018 26 46 16 7 42 18 10 53 56 12 51 10 19 38 36 30 13
2019 1 2 1 1 5 12 1 1 1 18 48 8 23 49 28 27 13
2020 48 10 13
2021 65 18 9
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.8 22 19.9 2 9 15 9 40.9
2019 23.7 28 23.0 5 10 15 12 42.9
2020 21.5 1 1.2 0 0 2 0 0.0
2021 23.7 10 9.2 1 5 8 3 30.0
Player 23.3 61 53.4 8 24 40 24 39.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 22 22 25 16 19 24 18 25 21 16 21 20 12 18 19 20 19 25 16 19 21 18 21 20 20 23 23 15 19 16 26
2019 28 26 24 22 22 23 24 30 27 21 21 21 19 17 20 27 17 28 19 25 28 22 17 20 24 25 24 20 24 23 30
2020 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 2 2
2021 10 9 11 8 9 10 9 10 11 10 8 9 8 6 9 11 11 9 9 8 11 8 8 11 9 10 10 8 9 7 11
Player 61 58 61 47 52 58 51 66 60 48 51 51 39 42 49 60 48 63 44 54 62 50 47 53 55 59 58 43 53 48 69
! 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 91.9 92.9 1 92.8 -0.1 94 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.6 85.5 1.9 85.5 0 86.6 1.1
Breaking Velocity 78.2 82.5 4.3 79.1 -3.4 81.9 2.8
Exit Velocity 88.2 92.3 4.1 89.9 -2.4 94.7 4.8
Launch Angle 18.3 18.2 -0.1 17.3 -0.9 21.2 3.9
Barrel % 9 13.2 4.2 10.3 -2.9 15.3 5
Hard Hit % 34.6 49.8 15.2 35.7 -14.1 50 14.3
Sweet Spot % 33.7 43.4 9.7 31 -12.4 40.3 9.3
xBA .243 .303 0.06 .297 -0.006 .306 0.009
BA .262 .287 0.025 .333 0.046 .364 0.031
xwOBA .329 .401 0.072 .381 -0.02 .429 0.048
wOBA .349 .39 0.041 .408 0.018 .491 0.083
xSLG .446 .611 0.165 .554 -0.057 .623 0.069
SLG .488 .609 0.121 .6 -0.009 .784 0.184
K% 16.3 18.6 2.3 3.1 -15.5 17.6 14.5
BB% 8.1 8.2 0.1 6.3 -1.9 10.8 4.5
Swing % 47.5 49.2 1.7 55.6 6.4 49.3 -6.3
Whiff% 19.1 19.3 0.2 7.7 -11.6 23.2 15.5
In Zone % 49.5 46.7 -2.8 47.4 0.7 49.3 1.9
Out of Zone % 50.5 53.3 2.8 52.6 -0.7 50.7 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 26.9 1.6 32.8 5.9 22 -10.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.4 38.6 8.2 46.9 8.3 34.7 -12.2
First Pitch Strike % 61.5 62.5 1 59.4 -3.1 58.4 -1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 452 .349 222 39 17.6 230 71 30.9
2019 365 .390 221 57 25.8 144 95 66.0
2020 31 .393 18 4 22.2 13 10 76.9
2021 101 .491 48 17 35.4 53 16 30.2

Pitch Tempo

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