Dennis Santana
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 28
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 8 5.22 63 1 1 58.2 54 1.33
2023 1 0 5.91 9 0 0 10.2 12 1.59
2024 2 0 4.58 15 0 2 17.2 13 1.19
7 Seasons 10 14 5.11 158 1 3 167.1 153 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 63 3-8 5.22 58.2 54 1.33
2023 9 1-0 5.91 10.2 12 1.59
2024 15 2-0 4.58 17.2 13 1.19
7 Seasons 158 10-14 5.11 167.1 153 1.40
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 22 70 13 0 0.0 0.0 87.8 101.3 11.7 61.5 .391 .468 .431 .409 .496 30.8 21.1 5.3 12.27 7.77
2019 23 104 15 0 0.0 0.0 86.4 103.8 6.5 60.0 .245 .361 .413 .369 .383 26.7 22.2 14.8 7.20 6.28
2020 24 284 46 4 8.7 5.5 85.3 106.1 11.3 47.8 .257 .447 .338 .348 .415 32.6 24.7 9.6 5.29 5.27
2021 25 909 156 10 6.4 4.2 88.0 112.8 9.6 35.3 .261 .413 .310 .346 .374 35.9 19.4 13.5 4.28 5.19
2022 26 991 169 8 4.7 3.1 86.6 112.6 9.7 35.5 .245 .341 .287 .306 .333 33.1 21.2 11.0 5.22 3.89
2023 27 221 30 4 13.3 8.0 88.7 104.7 19.1 46.7 .262 .475 .355 .366 .424 36.7 24.0 14.0 5.91 5.89
2024 28 264 51 3 5.9 4.2 89.4 107.8 13.7 35.3 .233 .347 .270 .292 .311 41.2 18.3 9.9 4.58 3.27
Player 2843 480 29 6.0 4.0 87.4 112.8 10.8 38.8 .255 .388 .311 .331 .363 34.8 20.9 11.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Santana relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(36.7%) ,
Cutter
(25.8%) ,
Slider
(23.9%) ,
Changeup
(8.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(5.3%) ,


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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 30.8 7.7 61.5 0.0 30.8 61.5 7.7 0.0 23.1 7.7 61.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 46.7 20.0 33.3 0.0 53.3 26.7 20.0 0.0 33.3 13.3 46.7 6.7 0.0 0.0
2020 34.8 21.7 37.0 6.5 45.7 37.0 17.4 13.0 23.9 21.7 23.9 8.7 8.7 5.5
2021 51.3 22.4 22.4 3.8 37.2 48.7 14.1 6.4 34.0 18.6 27.6 7.1 6.4 4.2
2022 48.5 18.3 27.2 5.9 35.5 45.0 19.5 4.7 36.1 23.1 29.0 2.4 4.7 3.1
2023 26.7 40.0 30.0 3.3 36.7 36.7 26.7 6.7 13.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 13.3 8.0
2024 41.2 23.5 29.4 5.9 33.3 47.1 19.6 7.8 33.3 27.5 19.6 5.9 5.9 4.2
Player 45.4 21.7 28.1 4.8 37.3 45.0 17.7 6.3 32.1 21.9 28.7 4.8 6.0 4.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2024 Changeup NYY R 22 88.8 25.5 -4.5 -15 17.9 2.9 19
2024 Cutter NYY R 68 89.5 26.0 0.3 1 2.6 0.1 4
2024 Slider NYY R 63 85.1 38.4 2.3 6 2.5 -3.1 -56
2024 Sinker NYY R 97 95.1 20.1 -1.9 -9 17.6 2.2 15
2024 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 14 95.8 13.3 0.9 6 11.5 3.4 43
2023 Cutter NYM R 24 88.3 31.6 -4.1 -15 3.5 1.0 39
2023 Slider NYM R 54 83.5 38.5 0.2 1 4.6 -1.8 -28
2023 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 43 95.2 14.1 0.6 4 13.4 5.3 66
2023 Changeup NYM R 31 88.0 26.6 -3.6 -12 17.2 2.6 18
2023 Sinker NYM R 69 94.8 20.1 -2.0 -9 18.3 3.0 20
2022 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 72 97.7 13.9 -0.6 -4 12.8 4.1 47
2022 Slider TEX R 401 85.8 39.4 4.0 11 1.7 -3.0 -64
2022 Sinker TEX R 386 96.7 20.5 -0.4 -2 17.6 1.9 12
2022 Changeup TEX R 132 89.9 25.7 -3.1 -11 17.2 2.4 16
2021 Sinker TEX R 384 95.3 20.7 -0.2 -1 17.7 2.5 17
2021 Cutter TEX R 4 88.1 32.8 -5.2 -19 2.3 -0.2 -9
2021 Curveball TEX R 23 81.9 40.8 -10.0 -20 12.9 5.1 64
2021 Slider TEX R 257 83.8 41.0 3.4 9 3.1 -2.6 -46
2021 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 54 96.0 15.0 -0.9 -6 11.6 3.9 51
2021 Changeup TEX R 185 87.5 27.6 -1.7 -6 17.3 3.1 22
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 12 94.9 16.5 -1.7 -12 12.3 4.8 64
2020 Slider LAD R 131 84.3 40.1 3.1 9 4.7 0.0 0
2020 Sinker LAD R 96 94.3 23.1 1.6 8 17.5 2.4 16
2020 Changeup LAD R 44 86.7 30.0 0.4 1 15.7 2.1 15
2019 Slider LAD R 30 80.7 49.1 6.2 14 6.2 -1.7 -21
2019 Sinker LAD R 58 92.6 27.5 4.1 18 14.9 -0.3 -2
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 1 94.0 18.4 -2.2 -13 9.4 1.1 13
2019 Changeup LAD R 15 83.9 35.7 4.1 13 14.4 0.6 5
2018 Slider LAD R 25 80.4 46.4 2.7 6 3.0 -4.3 -59
2018 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 18 93.1 24.3 -7.5 -45 6.0 -2.1 -25
2018 Changeup LAD R 8 85.7 32.8 1.5 5 8.1 -5.6 -41
2018 Sinker LAD R 18 93.0 27.9 4.9 21 11.0 -4.1 -27
! 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 %
2024 Sinker 0.1 0 97 36.7 33 .222 .259 .317 4.9 6.1 16.7 .288 .395 .358 53.8
2024 Cutter 1.0 1 68 25.8 16 .267 .400 .313 16.2 25.0 22.2 .225 .345 .270 36.4
2024 Slider -0.8 -1 63 23.9 12 .273 .364 .313 36.4 16.7 7.7 .182 .236 .222 22.2
2024 Changeup 1.2 0 22 8.3 4 .250 .250 .225 50.0 50.0 25.0 .167 .189 .151 0.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 4.2 1 14 5.3 5 .000 .000 .000 0.0 40.0 15.4 .166 .531 .282 33.3
2023 Sinker -4.0 -3 69 31.2 12 .400 .900 .567 12.1 8.3 7.1 .378 .641 .475 33.3
2023 Slider -5.1 -3 54 24.4 12 .250 .750 .504 52.9 41.7 19.2 .194 .594 .446 66.7
2023 4-Seam Fastball 3.9 2 43 19.5 9 .125 .125 .178 38.1 22.2 10.0 .229 .466 .337 33.3
2023 Changeup 5.2 2 31 14.0 10 .222 .222 .180 41.2 30.0 21.4 .280 .335 .242 28.6
2023 Cutter 4.2 1 24 10.9 6 .200 .200 .267 7.7 0.0 0.0 .209 .312 .300 40.0
2022 Slider 0.6 2 401 40.5 95 .200 .282 .273 41.0 32.6 23.8 .209 .284 .258 29.1
2022 Sinker -3.2 -12 386 39.0 96 .354 .468 .441 11.3 8.3 14.8 .338 .460 .402 41.7
2022 Changeup 4.6 6 132 13.3 43 .128 .205 .162 23.2 11.6 15.2 .210 .334 .256 25.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 3.6 3 72 7.3 20 .000 .000 .140 32.3 50.0 27.0 .064 .071 .188 16.7
2021 Sinker 0.6 2 384 42.2 106 .253 .299 .326 16.3 5.7 13.6 .363 .538 .443 50.6
2021 Slider 2.8 7 257 28.3 61 .189 .264 .243 30.8 31.1 21.6 .149 .269 .231 19.4
2021 Changeup -2.5 -5 187 20.6 43 .293 .439 .334 39.8 30.2 20.3 .202 .274 .229 17.9
2021 4-Seam Fastball -5.7 -3 54 5.9 20 .235 .588 .395 24.2 40.0 20.5 .226 .562 .382 33.3
2021 Curveball -4.5 -1 23 2.5 3 -- -- .700 66.7 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2021 Cutter 6.8 0 4 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .320 .384 .307 0.0
2020 Slider -1.3 -2 131 46.1 32 .258 .548 .350 37.7 34.4 25.6 .249 .504 .327 40.0
2020 Sinker 0.2 0 97 34.2 26 .238 .381 .385 15.2 11.5 18.8 .270 .400 .368 33.3
2020 Changeup 0.9 0 44 15.5 14 .167 .333 .279 30.0 28.6 23.5 .255 .381 .332 12.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 12 4.2 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2019 Sinker 0.8 0 58 55.8 13 .300 .500 .369 23.1 7.7 14.3 .208 .312 .324 20.0
2019 Slider -2.8 -1 30 28.8 8 .200 .200 .375 50.0 37.5 23.1 .274 .326 .423 0.0
2019 Changeup -8.1 -1 15 14.4 5 .400 1.000 .580 30.0 40.0 25.0 .289 .493 .330 66.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball -35.1 0 1 1.0 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2018 Slider -8.7 -2 25 35.7 9 .444 .778 .517 56.3 44.4 57.1 .338 .404 .321 40.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -3.3 -1 18 25.7 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .980 1.066 .798 0.0
2018 Sinker -1.8 0 18 25.7 5 .333 .333 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 .484 .642 .536 50.0
2018 Changeup 3.1 0 8 11.4 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .097 .105 .087 0.0
! 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
2024 Changeup 22 88.8 94 20.5 1:45 2:15 -30
2024 Cutter 68 89.5 36 8.0 12:15 11:15 60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 14 95.8 89 20.1 1:30 1:15 15
2024 Sinker 97 95.1 90 20.7 1:30 2:00 -30
2024 Slider 63 85.1 18 4.0 9:30 7:30 120
2023 Changeup 31 88.0 93 19.7 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 Cutter 24 88.3 26 4.7 12:00 10:00 120
2023 4-Seam Fastball 42 95.2 94 21.1 1:30 1:30 0
2023 Sinker 67 94.9 93 21.5 1:30 2:00 -30
2023 Slider 54 83.5 22 5.9 8:45 8:30 15
2022 Changeup 131 89.9 95 19.5 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 67 97.6 94 19.8 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Sinker 382 96.7 91 20.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Slider 400 85.8 18 4.8 8:15 6:45 90
2021 Changeup 186 87.5 90 19.4 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 23 81.9 35 14.0 7:30 8:45 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 53 96.0 91 18.6 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 376 95.3 91 20.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Slider 254 83.8 26 5.9 8:30 7:30 60
2020 Changeup 32 86.6 83 17.0 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Sinker 54 94.4 84 19.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 98 84.3 25 6.5 8:45 7:45 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
2019 27 104 0 0 -1 -1 -2
2020 73 284 -4 4 0 -2 -1
2021 235 909 4 16 -11 -7 1
2022 254 991 -5 18 -7 -8 -1
2023 49 221 1 0 -2 -1 -1
2024 70 264 3 1 -2 -1 1
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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 70 45.7 65.6 85.7 31.6 41.7 42.9 52.6 47.1 30.3 2.9 100.0
2019 104 39.4 65.9 77.8 30.2 57.9 44.2 59.3 44.2 30.4 6.7 57.1
2020 284 52.1 55.4 76.8 27.9 60.5 41.2 58.9 42.3 28.3 8.1 73.9
2021 909 44.7 67.5 81.8 29.4 55.4 41.0 57.2 46.4 26.8 5.4 69.4
2022 991 42.1 61.9 84.9 31.4 55.0 40.4 52.8 44.2 27.4 6.3 67.7
2023 221 44.3 59.2 81.0 35.0 58.1 47.5 76.0 45.7 28.7 6.3 71.4
2024 264 51.5 62.5 91.8 30.5 56.4 40.5 69.0 47.0 19.4 8.0 61.9
Player 2,843 45.0 63.0 83.2 30.6 55.7 41.4 58.2 45.2 26.8 6.3 68.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2019 39 97 19
2020 69 76 11
2021 17 22 42 56 3 81 71 68 70 21 4 55 65 79 90 22
2022 47 40 76 93 15 87 89 88 85 39 11 64 70 90 93 17
2023 68 89 22
2024 69 63 76 78 61 68 68 33 34 24 31 14 69 72 91 18
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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 22.3 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2020 22.5 4 3.2 1 1 0 3 75.0
2021 22.9 4 5.2 -1 1 4 2 50.0
2022 24.1 2 2.7 -1 1 2 1 50.0
2023 24.7 2 2.0 0 0 2 1 50.0
2024 -- 0 0.5 -1 2 1 0 --
Player 23.2 13 14.7 -2 5 9 8 61.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 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
2020 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3
2021 4 7 3 5 5 5 5 7 4 4 4 4 7 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 7 4 7 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5
2022 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2
2023 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 1 3 2 2
2024 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0
Player 13 16 10 15 15 15 15 16 12 12 11 14 17 13 14 14 14 15 16 16 16 15 19 17 13 14 16 13 19 15 13
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.0 92.6 -0.4 94.4 1.8 95.3 0.9 96.8 1.5 93.8 -3.0 93.0 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 83.9 -1.8 86.7 2.8 87.5 0.8 89.9 2.4 88.0 -1.9 88.8 0.8
Breaking Velocity 80.4 80.7 0.3 84.3 3.6 83.7 -0.6 85.8 2.1 83.5 -2.3 85.1 1.6
Exit Velocity 87.8 86.4 -1.4 85.3 -1.1 88.0 2.7 86.6 -1.4 88.7 2.1 89.4 0.7
Launch Angle 11.7 6.5 -5.2 11.3 4.8 9.6 -1.7 9.7 0.1 19.1 9.4 13.7 -5.4
Barrel % 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.7 8.7 6.4 -2.3 4.7 -1.7 13.3 8.6 5.9 -7.4
Hard Hit % 30.8 26.7 -4.1 32.6 5.9 35.9 3.3 33.1 -2.8 36.7 3.6 41.2 4.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 61.5 60.0 -1.5 47.8 -12.2 35.3 -12.5 35.5 0.2 46.7 11.2 35.3 -11.4
xBA .391 .245 -0.146 .257 0.012 .261 0.004 .245 -0.016 .262 0.017 .233 -0.029
BA .375 .300 -0.075 .234 -0.066 .240 0.006 .228 -0.012 .244 0.016 .222 -0.022
xwOBA .409 .369 -0.040 .348 -0.021 .346 -0.002 .306 -0.040 .366 0.060 .292 -0.074
wOBA .431 .413 -0.018 .338 -0.075 .310 -0.028 .287 -0.023 .355 0.068 .270 -0.085
xSLG .468 .361 -0.107 .447 0.086 .413 -0.034 .341 -0.072 .475 0.134 .347 -0.128
SLG .563 .550 -0.013 .453 -0.097 .340 -0.113 .315 -0.025 .463 0.148 .286 -0.177
K% 21.1 22.2 1.1 24.7 2.5 19.4 -5.3 21.2 1.8 24.0 2.8 18.3 -5.7
BB% 5.3 14.8 9.5 9.6 -5.2 13.5 3.9 11.0 -2.5 14.0 3.0 9.9 -4.1
Swing % 47.1 44.2 -2.9 42.3 -1.9 46.4 4.1 44.2 -2.2 45.7 1.5 47.0 1.3
Whiff% 30.3 30.4 0.1 28.3 -2.1 26.8 -1.5 27.4 0.6 28.7 1.3 19.4 -9.3
In Zone % 45.7 39.4 -6.3 52.1 12.7 44.7 -7.4 42.1 -2.6 44.3 2.2 51.5 7.2
Out of Zone % 54.3 60.6 6.3 47.9 -12.7 55.3 7.4 57.9 2.6 55.7 -2.2 48.5 -7.2
Out of Zone Swing % 31.6 30.2 -1.4 27.9 -2.3 29.4 1.5 31.4 2.0 35.0 3.6 30.5 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 15.8 25.9 10.1 16.4 -9.5 30.5 14.1 23.6 -6.9 36.0 12.4 31.0 -5.0
First Pitch Strike % 52.6 59.3 6.7 58.9 -0.4 57.2 -1.7 52.8 -4.4 76.0 23.2 69.0 -7.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 19 .431 11 1 9.1 8 6 75.0
2019 Shifts 27 .413 18 2 11.1 9 7 77.8
2020 Shifts 73 .338 49 31 63.3 24 23 95.8
2021 Shifts 235 .310 141 30 21.3 94 73 77.7
2022 Shifts 254 .287 161 28 17.4 93 63 67.7
2023 Shades 49 .362 31 0 0.0 18 12 66.7
2024 Shades 70 .274 50 0 0.0 20 11 55.0
! 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 %
2018 15 17.5 6.7% 0.0% 14 24.1 0.0% 21.4%
2019 23 19.2 8.7% 0.0% 20 23.7 0.0% 5.0%
2020 66 18.2 9.1% 0.0% 73 22.0 0.0% 4.1%
2021 206 22.7 0.5% 8.7% 194 25.6 0.0% 23.7%
2022 234 22.9 0.0% 9.0% 238 24.8 0.0% 14.3%
2023 59 16.7 18.6% 0.0% 39 18.6 2.6% 0.0%
2024 68 16.3 14.7% 1.5% 41 17.8 2.4% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution