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David Hess
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 2 9.90 15 1 0 20.0 18 2.15
4 Seasons 6 22 6.25 62 34 0 210.1 161 1.53
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 15 2-2 9.90 20.0 18 2.15
4 Seasons 62 6-22 6.25 210.1 161 1.53

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 25 1752 335 30 9 88.2 111.8 18.3 33.7 .243 .446 .349 .329 .355 34.6 16.3 8.1 4.88 4.70
2019 26 1430 265 35 13.2 92.3 115.4 18.2 43.4 .302 .610 .390 .400 .469 49.8 18.6 8.2 7.09 7.81
2020 27 117 29 3 10.3 89.7 107.3 17.3 34.5 .317 .568 .408 .394 .387 34.5 3.1 6.3 6.43 7.13
2021 28 367 72 11 15.3 94.7 116.5 21.2 40.3 .306 .623 .491 .429 .496 50 17.6 10.8 9.90 8.85
3666 701 79 11.3 90.4 116.5 18.5 38.1 .275 .532 .382 .369 .414 41.9 16.9 8.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

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

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 213 88 125 58.0 94.0 59 48 16 8 3 0 5 10 39 .333 .302 .708 .626 .470 .450 94.7 19 2085 5.8 16.5 14.5
2021 Slider 140 86 54 38.1 82.0 38 36 16 7 4 0 5 8 29 .444 .311 .972 .638 .575 .408 93.1 21 2418 5.8 32.4 19.5
2021 Changeup 13 1 12 3.5 86.6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .315 .000 .459 .000 .328 93.9 20 1595 5.8 28.6 0.0
2021 Curveball 1 1 0 0.3 75.3 2451 5.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 79 47 32 67.5 92.8 24 22 7 3 2 1 1 1 21 .318 .313 .636 .639 .419 .423 91.7 18 2049 5.9 7.0 4.8
2020 Slider 25 18 7 21.4 79.7 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 .750 .439 1.000 .496 .751 .404 89.0 16 2296 6.0 7.7 0.0
2020 Changeup 9 1 8 7.7 85.5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .259 .000 .311 .000 .255 80.1 4 1499 5.9 0.0 0.0
2020 Curveball 4 0 4 3.4 76.1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .177 .000 .191 .000 .168 79.2 28 2387 5.8 25.0 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 %
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
2019 33.6 29.4 28.7 8.3 32.1 40 27.9 2.3 23.4 27.9 26 6.4 13.2
2020 37.9 27.6 27.6 6.9 44.8 27.6 27.6 0 24.1 27.6 34.5 3.4 10.3
2021 25 44.4 27.8 2.8 37.5 34.7 27.8 1.4 16.7 30.6 26.4 9.7 15.3
33.7 31 26.5 8.8 35.4 36.7 27.7 2.3 25.1 32 23.3 5.7 11.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Changeup TB R 13 86.6 27.2 -3.5 -11 13 -1.5 -11
2021 Slider TB R 140 82 41.6 1.5 4 6.5 -1.7 -21
2021 4-Seamer TB R 213 94 14.4 0.9 6 5 -2.6 -34
2021 Curveball TB R 1 75.3 48.1 -11.3 -19 12.9 3.4 36
2020 Curveball BAL R 4 76.1 58.3 0.1 0 7.8 -1.3 -14
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 78 92.8 14.8 1 6 5.4 -1.9 -26
2020 Changeup BAL R 9 85.5 27.6 -3.2 -10 10.5 -3.3 -24
2020 Slider BAL R 24 79.7 41.6 -1.3 -3 9.6 0.2 3
2019 Slider BAL R 352 83.4 36.9 -2.8 -7 5.1 -1.5 -23
2019 Sinker BAL R 82 92.5 18 -5.2 -22 13.2 -1.9 -12
2019 Curveball BAL R 65 77.3 52.2 -5.4 -9 7.9 -1.6 -17
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 764 93 15 1.6 10 3.7 -4.2 -53
2019 Changeup BAL R 167 85.5 29.1 -2 -7 13 -1 -7
2018 Slider BAL R 434 80 42.3 -1.9 -4 7.5 -0.8 -10
2018 Curveball BAL R 130 72.2 64.5 -0.6 -1 12.2 1.2 11
2018 Sinker BAL R 5 93 17.8 -5.1 -22 12.7 -2.3 -15
2018 4-Seamer BAL R 1023 91.9 15.8 1.2 7 2.9 -4.8 -62
2018 Changeup BAL R 158 83.6 31.3 -1.5 -5 10.3 -3.3 -24
! 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 Changeup -10.4 -1 13 3.5 4 0 0 0 28.6 0 0 .315 .459 .328 25
2021 Slider 5.9 8 140 38.1 38 .444 .972 .579 32.4 21.1 19.5 .311 .638 .408 48.3
2021 4-Seamer 3.3 7 213 58 59 .333 .708 .474 16.5 16.9 14.5 .302 .626 .451 53.8
2021 Curveball 3.9 0 1 0.3
2020 Curveball -5.6 0 4 3.4 2 0 0 0 25 0 0 .177 .191 .167 0
2020 Changeup -7 -1 9 7.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .311 .255 0
2020 Slider 6 1 25 21.4 4 .75 1 .763 7.7 0 0 .439 .496 .404 25
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 1 79 67.5 24 .318 .636 .425 7 4.2 4.8 .313 .639 .423 42.9
2019 Curveball -0.5 0 65 4.5 7 .286 .714 .543 31.8 0 0 .282 .729 .413 28.6
2019 Sinker 0.2 0 82 5.7 19 .211 .368 .292 9.8 0 0 .297 .38 .292 21.1
2019 Changeup 4.3 7 167 11.7 52 .306 .51 .387 15 11.5 13.6 .354 .595 .414 53.5
2019 Slider 2.1 7 352 24.6 91 .294 .659 .409 30.6 27.5 20.8 .269 .539 .348 44.3
2019 4-Seamer 1.8 14 764 53.4 196 .287 .635 .439 15 18.9 16.2 .306 .671 .433 56.3
2018 Sinker 13 1 5 0.3 2 .5 .5 .45 0 0 0 .455 .492 .427 100
2018 Curveball 1.4 2 130 7.4 21 .222 .333 .381 25.6 14.3 16.7 .182 .296 .308 33.3
2018 Changeup 0 0 158 9 47 .222 .533 .361 18.3 17 17.8 .227 .433 .293 39.5
2018 Slider -0.8 -3 434 24.8 127 .227 .403 .284 30.7 25.2 19.3 .192 .321 .24 21.3
2018 4-Seamer 1 10 1023 58.4 255 .291 .536 .397 13.3 12.2 11.8 .276 .528 .385 39.3
! 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 24 79.7 46 10.4 8:30 8:45 -15
2021 Changeup 12 86.6 99 16.4 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 213 94 94 16.8 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 140 82 41 8.3 9:15 8:30 45
! 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
2018 452 1750 -7 -3 12 8 9
2019 365 1430 8 3 11 6 28
2020 32 117 -2 2 2 0 2
2021 101 367 9 -1 4 2 14
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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 1752 49.6 70.4 86.7 25.2 64 44.3 61.5 47.5 19.1 7.7 77
2019 1430 46.7 74.6 86.3 26.9 64.9 42.9 62.5 49.2 19.3 7.3 83.8
2020 117 47.9 80.4 95.6 32.8 85 45.3 59.4 55.6 7.7 8.5 90
2021 367 49.3 77.3 80 22 65.9 39.5 57.8 49.3 23.2 9 78.8
3666 48.4 73 86.2 25.8 65.4 43.3 61.4 48.6 19.2 7.7 80.2
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 23 42 14 7 40 19 10 55 56 12 51 10 23 38 36 33
2019 1 2 0 0 5 12 0 0 0 18 48 8 1 50 28 30
2020
2021 63 17 50
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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 23.7 28 23.4 5 10 17 11 39.3
2020 21.5 1 1.3 0 0 2 0 0
2021 23.7 10 11.4 -1 5 5 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 28 26 24 23 28 24 25 30 20 24 26 24 16 18 23 27 14 29 22 28 13 22 17 26 25 27 24 20 24 23 31
2020 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2
2021 10 10 11 11 11 9 10 11 11 11 12 11 7 8 10 11 9 12 10 10 6 10 10 12 12 11 11 10 11 9 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 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 91.9 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 79.2 -3.3 81.9 2.7
Exit Velocity 88.2 92.3 4.1 89.7 -2.6 94.7 5
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 34.5 -15.3 50 15.5
Sweet Spot % 33.7 43.4 9.7 34.5 -8.9 40.3 5.8
xBA .243 .302 0.059 .317 0.015 .306 -0.011
BA .262 .287 0.025 .333 0.046 .364 0.031
xwOBA .329 .4 0.071 .394 -0.006 .429 0.035
wOBA .349 .39 0.041 .408 0.018 .491 0.083
xSLG .446 .61 0.164 .568 -0.042 .623 0.055
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 % 49.6 46.7 -2.9 47.9 1.2 49.3 1.4
Out of Zone % 50.4 53.3 2.9 52.1 -1.2 50.7 -1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.2 26.9 1.7 32.8 5.9 22 -10.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.4 38.6 8.2 46.9 8.3 34.3 -12.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.5 62.5 1 59.4 -3.1 57.8 -1.6
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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 32 .408 18 4 22.2 14 11 78.6
2021 101 .491 48 17 35.4 53 16 30.2

Pitch Distribution