David Peterson
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 6" 240LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #20, New York Mets | Oregon
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 6 5.54 15 15 0 66.2 69 1.40
2022 7 5 3.83 28 19 0 105.2 126 1.33
2023 3 8 5.03 27 21 0 111 128 1.57
4 Seasons 18 21 4.51 80 64 0 333 363 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 15 2-6 5.54 66.2 69 1.40
2022 28 7-5 3.83 105.2 126 1.33
2023 27 3-8 5.03 111 128 1.57
4 Seasons 80 18-21 4.51 333 363 1.41
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2020 24 812 138 10 7.2 4.9 87.4 109.3 13.0 29.7 .230 .388 .290 .321 .340 33.3 19.5 11.7 3.44 4.39
2021 25 1122 184 18 9.8 6.3 90.4 117.3 10.3 38.0 .279 .479 .345 .367 .445 42.9 24.0 10.1 5.54 5.96
2022 26 1889 273 21 7.7 4.6 89.7 112.1 8.1 33.7 .231 .362 .313 .308 .375 41.4 27.8 10.6 3.83 3.94
2023 27 1966 308 25 8.1 5.1 90.0 112.9 5.3 34.4 .263 .431 .357 .340 .416 44.5 26.0 10.2 5.03 4.96
Player 5789 903 74 8.2 5.1 89.6 117.3 8.3 34.2 .251 .413 .331 .332 .398 41.5 25.2 10.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Peterson relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(27.3%) ,
Sinker
(25.3%) ,
Slider
(19.7%) ,
Changeup
(18.9%) ,
Curveball
(8.8%) ,


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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
2020 44.9 24.6 22.5 8.0 34.1 38.4 27.5 5.8 31.2 27.5 23.9 3.6 7.2 4.9
2021 50.0 20.1 26.6 3.3 36.4 42.4 21.2 5.4 32.6 16.8 26.1 8.7 9.8 6.3
2022 49.8 17.9 27.1 5.1 34.1 38.1 27.8 4.0 37.4 19.0 28.2 3.7 7.7 4.6
2023 55.2 17.2 23.1 4.5 37.3 39.9 22.7 5.8 39.6 12.7 27.3 6.2 8.1 5.1
Player 50.9 19.2 24.9 5.0 35.7 39.6 24.7 5.2 36.2 17.7 26.8 5.5 8.2 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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
2023 Changeup NYM L 372 85.3 31.2 0.7 2 15.5 1.4 10
2023 Slider NYM L 386 85.3 37.7 1.6 4 2.4 -2.4 -50
2023 Sinker NYM L 497 91.5 25.9 2.7 11 15.3 0.4 2
2023 4-Seamer NYM L 536 92.7 17.7 -2.4 -15 6.4 0.1 2
2023 Curveball NYM L 173 78.6 52.6 -2.6 -5 5.0 -3.4 -41
2022 4-Seamer NYM L 716 93.7 17.5 -3.1 -21 9.0 2.1 31
2022 Curveball NYM L 95 78.5 52.5 -2.5 -5 7.3 -1.6 -17
2022 Slider NYM L 550 84.4 37.7 1.0 3 3.9 -1.7 -30
2022 Sinker NYM L 217 93.3 22.1 0.9 4 16.6 2.1 14
2022 Changeup NYM L 311 85.9 31.1 1.0 3 16.2 1.9 13
2021 Changeup NYM L 183 83.9 30.9 -0.1 0 17.6 4.3 32
2021 Sinker NYM L 322 92.4 20.0 -0.6 -3 16.0 2.3 17
2021 Slider NYM L 274 82.1 40.8 1.0 2 5.3 -0.9 -15
2021 4-Seamer NYM L 336 92.7 17.0 -2.2 -15 10.4 3.9 60
2021 Curveball NYM L 7 73.5 58.2 -5.2 -8 5.1 -6.0 -54
2020 Slider NYM L 210 81.3 43.2 1.8 4 6.8 0.0 0
2020 4-Seamer NYM L 304 92.1 18.3 -2.8 -18 11.4 4.5 66
2020 Sinker NYM L 128 91.8 21.8 0.2 1 16.3 2.2 16
2020 Curveball NYM L 18 74.5 57.0 -4.4 -7 7.9 -3.1 -28
2020 Changeup NYM L 152 83.7 31.2 -0.4 -1 16.4 3.4 26
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer -1.0 -5 536 27.3 99 .287 .425 .383 28.1 24.2 15.9 .286 .473 .386 46.6
2023 Sinker 0.9 5 498 25.3 118 .314 .486 .399 16.5 11.9 20.9 .303 .449 .363 47.3
2023 Slider -2.5 -10 387 19.7 140 .268 .472 .353 39.4 42.1 29.2 .233 .400 .308 55.9
2023 Changeup -1.0 -4 372 18.9 93 .325 .550 .422 30.9 17.2 20.3 .261 .490 .363 32.3
2023 Curveball 2.3 4 173 8.8 42 .200 .200 .210 36.5 35.7 32.6 .210 .281 .218 30.8
2022 4-Seamer 0.1 0 716 37.9 170 .280 .427 .371 20.4 19.4 20.1 .254 .409 .349 36.9
2022 Slider 0.9 5 550 29.1 150 .175 .292 .255 47.9 52.0 32.9 .173 .268 .236 51.7
2022 Changeup -1.6 -5 311 16.5 76 .215 .354 .313 21.7 10.5 11.6 .264 .372 .330 37.9
2022 Sinker -1.6 -3 217 11.5 43 .306 .500 .379 16.0 9.3 16.7 .295 .458 .375 44.1
2022 Curveball 0.5 0 95 5.0 14 .308 .538 .386 34.4 21.4 25.0 .253 .522 .350 40.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 1 336 29.9 79 .232 .391 .317 22.5 25.3 25.3 .252 .460 .347 42.0
2021 Sinker -1.1 -4 322 28.7 86 .264 .500 .389 17.7 18.6 20.3 .307 .503 .405 51.8
2021 Slider -2.0 -5 274 24.4 74 .299 .552 .393 37.2 37.8 27.2 .286 .531 .379 46.2
2021 Changeup -0.7 -1 183 16.3 47 .190 .310 .295 21.4 10.6 9.6 .254 .375 .307 26.3
2021 Curveball -7.1 0 7 0.6 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .637 .846 .632 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.9 6 304 37.4 74 .164 .262 .274 20.3 13.5 14.1 .213 .367 .327 39.2
2020 Slider 2.7 6 210 25.9 65 .119 .254 .209 37.1 36.9 22.4 .135 .255 .215 22.9
2020 Changeup -3.6 -5 152 18.7 40 .333 .556 .435 26.9 10.0 13.3 .305 .535 .392 31.3
2020 Sinker -1.0 -1 128 15.8 23 .368 .474 .426 17.5 8.7 14.3 .425 .591 .483 41.2
2020 Curveball 4.6 1 18 2.2 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .240 .353 .242 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 357 85.3 95 17.3 10:00 9:30 30
2023 Curveball 168 78.6 70 11.9 5:00 5:15 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 513 92.7 81 15.1 10:45 11:15 -30
2023 Sinker 473 91.5 80 17.0 10:45 9:45 60
2023 Slider 374 85.3 17 3.9 3:30 4:00 -30
2022 Changeup 311 85.9 99 17.8 9:45 9:30 15
2022 Curveball 95 78.5 67 13.1 4:45 4:45 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 713 93.7 88 16.1 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sinker 215 93.2 91 19.5 10:30 9:45 45
2022 Slider 548 84.4 19 5.2 4:00 3:15 45
2021 Changeup 183 83.9 99 19.7 9:45 9:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 336 92.7 95 17.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Sinker 313 92.4 96 20.2 10:30 10:00 30
2021 Slider 274 82.1 25 7.0 4:30 3:30 60
2020 Changeup 147 83.6 99 18.5 9:45 9:45 0
2020 Curveball 17 74.5 65 13.2 5:00 4:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 296 92.1 97 17.8 10:30 10:30 0
2020 Sinker 113 91.8 96 19.7 10:30 10:00 30
2020 Slider 202 81.3 25 8.7 4:30 3:45 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
2020 205 812 6 12 -8 -5 5
2021 287 1,122 -5 7 -5 -8 -10
2022 461 1,910 7 14 -9 -14 -3
2023 492 1,966 -5 14 -12 -8 -10
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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 %
2020 812 44.7 65.3 81.0 24.1 57.4 42.4 55.1 42.5 26.1 6.3 76.5
2021 1,122 46.4 69.7 81.0 27.0 56.8 42.1 58.2 46.8 25.1 7.2 85.2
2022 1,889 44.2 66.0 80.4 27.7 48.3 41.1 52.5 44.6 30.2 5.7 75.7
2023 1,966 44.4 66.7 79.9 29.3 50.9 41.3 56.7 45.9 29.2 6.7 68.9
Player 5,789 44.8 66.9 80.4 27.6 51.9 41.5 55.5 45.2 28.3 6.4 75.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2020 46 59 55 48 36 23 48 66 71 26 20 46 19 29 16 97
2021 5 10 10 15 5 47 16 15 19 54 25 42 39 30 18 97
2022 45 57 61 63 27 39 41 18 21 80 14 81 29 46 17 28 96
2023 20 24 31 41 16 35 46 23 12 71 23 72 56 20 24 33 95
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 22.9 5 5.2 0 2 3 3 60.0
2021 23.1 11 9.7 1 4 6 6 54.5
2022 24.0 11 10.6 0 1 10 2 18.2
2023 23.7 16 15.5 1 4 9 9 56.3
Player 23.6 43 41.1 2 11 28 20 46.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 6 5 5 5 5 7 4 5 4 5 6 4 5 6 4 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 7 5 6 5
2021 11 10 10 12 8 8 11 11 8 7 7 10 10 7 10 12 8 10 11 10 11 11 13 13 7 8 12 10 11 8 7
2022 11 9 9 9 10 11 11 10 6 10 10 10 13 12 11 11 11 11 10 11 12 11 12 12 10 10 10 12 12 12 11
2023 16 17 12 15 16 15 18 16 13 12 13 15 17 15 18 16 18 15 16 18 16 13 19 19 15 14 15 16 17 13 13
Player 43 42 36 41 39 39 47 41 32 33 35 41 44 39 45 43 42 41 43 44 44 41 50 49 37 37 42 45 45 39 36
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.0 92.5 0.5 93.6 1.1 92.1 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 83.7 83.9 0.2 85.9 2.0 85.3 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 80.7 81.8 1.1 83.5 1.7 83.2 -0.3
Exit Velocity 87.4 90.4 3.0 89.7 -0.7 90.0 0.3
Launch Angle 13.0 10.3 -2.7 8.1 -2.2 5.3 -2.8
Barrel % 7.2 9.8 2.6 7.7 -2.1 8.1 0.4
Hard Hit % 33.3 42.9 9.6 41.4 -1.5 44.5 3.1
Sweet Spot % 29.7 38.0 8.3 33.7 -4.3 34.4 0.7
xBA .230 .279 0.049 .231 -0.048 .263 0.032
BA .202 .255 0.053 .236 -0.019 .287 0.051
xwOBA .321 .367 0.046 .308 -0.059 .340 0.032
wOBA .290 .345 0.055 .313 -0.032 .357 0.044
xSLG .388 .479 0.091 .362 -0.117 .431 0.069
SLG .337 .454 0.117 .378 -0.076 .456 0.078
K% 19.5 24.0 4.5 27.8 3.8 26.0 -1.8
BB% 11.7 10.1 -1.6 10.6 0.5 10.2 -0.4
Swing % 42.5 46.8 4.3 44.6 -2.2 45.9 1.3
Whiff% 26.1 25.1 -1.0 30.2 5.1 29.2 -1.0
In Zone % 44.7 46.4 1.7 44.2 -2.2 44.4 0.2
Out of Zone % 55.3 53.6 -1.7 55.8 2.2 55.6 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 24.1 27.0 2.9 27.7 0.7 29.3 1.6
First Pitch Swing % 24.9 32.1 7.2 25.4 -6.7 29.9 4.5
First Pitch Strike % 55.1 58.2 3.1 52.5 -5.7 56.7 4.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 204 .291 168 30 17.9 36 13 36.1
2021 Shifts 287 .345 214 112 52.3 73 59 80.8
2022 Shifts 453 .313 357 104 29.1 96 66 68.8
2023 Shades 492 .357 375 1 0.3 117 63 53.8
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 249 15.1 49.0% 0.8% 152 22.9 0.0% 7.2%
2021 341 15.6 41.6% 0.6% 164 24.1 0.0% 7.9%
2022 550 14.8 52.7% 0.7% 335 21.1 0.0% 3.3%
2023 556 13.9 68.0% 0.4% 334 19.5 1.5% 0.3%
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Pitch Distribution