Derek Law
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 9, #297, San Francisco Giants | Miama Dade CC

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 4.50 2 0 0 2.0 2 2.50
6 Seasons 12 8 4.21 193 4 10 201.0 195 1.45
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 2 0-1 4.50 2.0 2 2.50
6 Seasons 193 12-8 4.21 201.0 195 1.45

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
2016 25 796 155 8 5.2 3.7 88.3 112.0 8.4 32.3 .250 .389 .247 .290 .362 30.3 23.4 4.2 2.13 3.51
2017 26 638 117 9 7.7 5.4 88.4 109.3 13.4 39.3 .261 .450 .355 .329 .384 36.8 21.1 7.2 5.06 4.70
2018 27 256 45 3 6.7 4.5 88.5 115.5 15.6 37.8 .208 .329 .370 .290 .286 26.7 18.2 12.1 7.42 3.52
2019 28 1194 175 8 4.6 2.8 89.5 113.7 8.5 33.7 .243 .387 .342 .326 .368 38.3 23.8 13.1 4.90 4.73
2021 30 292 45 4 8.9 6.0 89.9 109.3 10.8 35.6 .267 .446 .353 .347 .394 42.2 20.9 11.9 4.20 5.23
2022 31 352 65 6 9.2 6.5 84.7 109.5 7.6 33.8 .274 .412 .360 .336 .369 29.2 18.5 8.7 4.12 4.78
Player 3528 602 38 6.3 4.3 88.4 115.5 10.0 34.9 .250 .402 .326 .318 .366 34.4 22.0 9.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Law relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(49.4%) ,
Sinker
(15.3%) ,
Curveball
(12.8%) ,
Slider
(11.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(8%) ,
Changeup
(2.8%) ,


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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
2016 49.7 18.7 27.1 4.5 28.4 37.4 34.2 3.2 36.1 22.6 27.1 3.9 5.2 3.7
2017 40.2 19.7 31.6 8.5 34.2 37.6 28.2 2.6 29.9 25.6 25.6 6.8 7.7 5.4
2018 42.2 17.8 31.1 8.9 28.9 40.0 31.1 2.2 31.1 35.6 22.2 2.2 6.7 4.5
2019 50.9 17.1 28.0 4.0 38.3 39.4 22.3 5.1 37.1 22.3 22.9 7.4 4.6 2.8
2021 44.4 22.2 26.7 6.7 37.8 35.6 26.7 2.2 33.3 24.4 24.4 4.4 8.9 6.0
2022 49.2 20.0 24.6 6.2 27.7 47.7 24.6 4.6 43.1 16.9 24.6 1.5 9.2 6.5
Player 47.2 18.8 28.2 5.8 33.1 39.2 27.7 3.7 35.4 23.6 24.8 5.1 6.3 4.3
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
2022 Sinker CIN R 54 94.8 19.2 -0.5 -3 12.2 -2.2 -15
2022 4-Seamer CIN R 28 95.1 14.7 -1.3 -10 5.0 -1.4 -22
2022 Curveball CIN R 45 77.1 55.2 -3.3 -6 1.8 -6.8 -79
2022 Cutter CIN R 174 90.7 26.8 -2.2 -9 3.6 1.2 51
2022 Slider CIN R 41 85.8 39.6 4.7 13 3.2 -1.8 -35
2022 Changeup CIN R 10 87.9 28.4 0.4 2 13.6 -0.4 -3
2021 Slider MIN R 171 86.6 35.9 1.6 5 3.7 -0.5 -12
2021 Sinker MIN R 15 93.7 18.1 -2.0 -10 15.0 0.7 5
2021 Curveball MIN R 29 74.8 59.9 -2.1 -3 1.5 -8.5 -85
2021 Changeup MIN R 11 86.1 27.6 -1.1 -4 15.6 2.2 16
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 66 93.7 14.5 -0.4 -3 4.4 -1.9 -30
2019 Changeup TOR R 154 85.8 26.8 -2.1 -7 14.6 1.4 11
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 438 94.0 15.9 -1.3 -9 3.2 -3.4 -51
2019 Curveball TOR R 237 76.8 57.4 -0.7 -1 3.6 -4.9 -58
2019 Slider TOR R 364 84.7 41.8 5.3 14 4.5 0.3 7
2018 Changeup SF R 14 83.8 30.6 -0.7 -2 15.2 2.1 16
2018 Curveball SF R 34 76.6 57.0 -1.6 -3 3.6 -5.1 -58
2018 Slider SF R 76 84.6 41.1 4.5 12 4.3 -0.3 -6
2018 4-Seamer SF R 132 93.7 17.3 -2.1 -14 3.6 -3.3 -48
2017 Changeup SF R 46 83.0 27.7 -1.6 -5 12.7 0.0 0
2017 Curveball SF R 122 75.5 56.0 -2.3 -4 5.3 -3.6 -40
2017 4-Seamer SF R 330 93.7 14.3 -0.7 -5 1.7 -5.6 -77
2017 Slider SF R 123 80.9 44.5 4.1 10 5.9 -0.3 -4
2017 Sinker SF R 14 94.0 17.8 -0.6 -3 10.4 -4.0 -28
2016 Slider SF R 161 84.9 35.7 2.3 7 6.5 1.3 26
2016 4-Seamer SF R 413 93.5 14.9 -1.7 -13 1.5 -4.9 -77
2016 Curveball SF R 174 77.6 51.3 -4.1 -7 5.8 -3.5 -38
2016 Changeup SF R 39 83.5 28.3 0.0 0 14.3 2.1 17
! 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 %
2022 Cutter 0.5 1 174 49.4 43 .297 .486 .391 25.3 11.6 14.3 .329 .493 .388 24.2
2022 Sinker 1.4 1 54 15.3 18 .286 .500 .400 11.1 11.1 11.1 .237 .356 .337 7.7
2022 Curveball -3.2 -1 45 12.8 6 .000 .000 .117 40.0 16.7 9.1 .168 .188 .252 50.0
2022 Slider 9.2 4 41 11.6 17 .294 .529 .350 31.8 41.2 30.4 .222 .359 .252 40.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.1 0 28 8.0 6 .400 .400 .417 28.6 33.3 28.6 .167 .284 .271 66.7
2022 Changeup 2.1 0 10 2.8 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .439 .501 .410 100.0
2021 Slider 0.2 0 171 58.6 48 .220 .439 .312 41.1 22.9 17.5 .268 .475 .359 38.7
2021 4-Seamer 3.7 2 66 22.6 11 .444 .556 .486 16.7 9.1 4.8 .279 .362 .352 37.5
2021 Curveball 1.6 0 29 9.9 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .520 .548 .468 100.0
2021 Sinker -2.9 0 15 5.1 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 20.0 .148 .242 .171 50.0
2021 Changeup 14.9 2 11 3.8 4 .500 .750 .538 0.0 25.0 20.0 .256 .472 .303 66.7
2019 4-Seamer 2.1 9 438 36.7 114 .333 .489 .447 12.3 12.3 12.8 .293 .444 .389 51.3
2019 Slider -0.1 0 364 30.5 92 .208 .468 .342 41.9 34.8 22.9 .248 .463 .358 36.2
2019 Curveball -1.6 -4 237 19.8 40 .162 .243 .214 32.8 25.0 17.5 .126 .164 .169 11.1
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 154 12.9 36 .265 .441 .349 39.5 30.6 16.9 .224 .310 .255 30.4
2018 4-Seamer 4.7 6 132 51.6 44 .314 .514 .450 11.1 9.1 13.8 .262 .387 .350 31.3
2018 Slider 2.5 2 76 29.7 15 .286 .571 .383 50.0 40.0 23.1 .160 .329 .236 25.0
2018 Curveball -1.7 -1 34 13.3 6 .167 .167 .150 33.3 33.3 28.6 .023 .030 .023 0.0
2018 Changeup -3.5 0 14 5.5 1 .000 .000 .000 60.0 0.0 0.0 .079 .091 .081 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 0 330 51.7 103 .311 .456 .372 17.7 16.5 17.2 .308 .534 .391 42.7
2017 Slider -0.1 0 123 19.3 31 .296 .444 .324 44.0 35.5 28.2 .166 .321 .222 22.2
2017 Curveball 2.2 3 122 19.1 22 .286 .524 .359 28.6 31.8 16.7 .171 .282 .214 14.3
2017 Changeup 0.2 0 46 7.2 6 .167 .667 .333 41.2 0.0 0.0 .276 .421 .295 50.0
2017 Sinker 2.1 0 14 2.2 4 .500 .500 .450 16.7 0.0 0.0 .278 .347 .269 50.0
! 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
2021 Changeup 11 86.1 99 18.4 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Curveball 29 74.8 70 13.9 6:45 6:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 66 93.7 90 16.8 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Sinker 14 93.8 82 20.0 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Slider 170 86.6 33 5.7 10:00 8:30 90
2022 Changeup 10 87.9 97 15.4 2:00 2:15 -15
2022 Curveball 43 77.0 63 12.0 7:00 6:15 45
2022 Cutter 171 90.8 43 6.8 12:00 10:45 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 27 95.1 89 15.8 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Sinker 49 94.8 86 16.6 1:00 1:45 -45
2022 Slider 41 85.8 29 5.7 8:45 7:15 90
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 %
2016 796 51.3 62.5 85.5 26.3 49.0 40.7 62.6 44.8 24.6 10.1 76.3
2017 638 49.1 62.5 79.0 23.8 62.3 40.2 56.6 42.8 25.3 6.0 84.2
2018 256 46.1 61.0 80.6 21.7 40.0 45.7 59.1 39.8 28.4 6.3 50.0
2019 1,194 44.1 63.0 81.0 25.6 47.4 37.7 59.9 42.1 29.8 8.0 62.5
2021 292 44.5 71.5 77.4 29.0 42.6 39.4 58.2 47.9 34.3 9.6 82.1
2022 352 43.2 61.2 84.9 34.0 61.8 51.7 64.1 45.7 24.2 5.4 68.4
Player 3,528 46.7 63.1 81.7 26.4 51.1 40.9 60.2 43.5 27.5 7.9 71.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.9 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
2016 74 46 56 65 86 82 66 59 81 69 96 61 19 63 21 10 85
2017 65 36 5 69
2018 66 30 80
2019 35 51 63 73 9 87 91 25 35 58 4 78 13 67 21 4 85
2021 59 26 71
2022 29 56 67
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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 21.5 3 3.9 -1 2 4 1 33.3
2017 21.9 5 5.7 -1 4 4 2 40.0
2018 19.7 2 2.9 -1 0 2 1 50.0
2019 22.4 8 7.9 0 4 5 5 62.5
2021 22.5 2 2.5 -1 0 5 0 0.0
2022 22.6 3 2.2 1 2 1 1 33.3
Player 22.0 23 25.1 -2 12 21 10 43.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 5 2 5 7 3 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 5
2017 5 7 6 6 5 7 6 5 6 5 5 5 4 3 5 6 4 8 3 6 8 5 5 6 8 5 6 5 7 7 7
2018 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3
2019 8 7 10 7 8 7 10 8 9 7 11 7 6 8 7 9 6 9 7 7 10 6 6 8 7 9 9 7 8 6 11
2021 2 2 3 1 4 3 3 5 3 3 1 3 0 1 2 3 4 3 3 3 1 2 3 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 4
2022 3 3 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 4 2 3 2 3
Player 23 26 27 23 26 27 27 28 26 24 24 23 18 18 22 27 23 32 19 26 30 21 22 29 27 25 29 22 27 23 33
! 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 93.5 93.7 0.2 93.7 0 0.3 93.7 92.1 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 83 -0.5 83.8 0.8 2 86.1 87.9 1.8
Breaking Velocity 81.1 78.2 -2.9 82.1 3.9 -0.5 84.9 81.2 -3.7
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.4 0.1 88.5 0.1 1 89.9 84.7 -5.2
Launch Angle 8.4 13.4 5 15.6 2.2 -7.1 10.8 7.6 -3.2
Barrel % 5.2 7.7 2.5 6.7 -1 -2.1 8.9 9.2 0.3
Hard Hit % 30.3 36.8 6.5 26.7 -10.1 11.6 42.2 29.2 -13
Sweet Spot % 32.3 39.3 7 37.8 -1.5 -4.1 35.6 33.8 -1.8
xBA .25 .261 0.011 .208 -0.053 0.034 .267 .274 0.007
BA .215 .304 0.089 .286 -0.018 -0.03 .276 .291 0.015
xwOBA .29 .329 0.039 .29 -0.039 0.036 .347 .336 -0.011
wOBA .247 .355 0.108 .37 0.015 -0.028 .353 .36 0.007
xSLG .389 .45 0.061 .329 -0.121 0.058 .446 .412 -0.034
SLG .322 .473 0.151 .482 0.009 -0.045 .466 .468 0.002
K% 23.4 21.1 -2.3 18.2 -2.9 5.6 20.9 18.5 -2.4
BB% 4.2 7.2 3 12.1 4.9 1 11.9 8.7 -3.2
Swing % 44.8 42.8 -2 39.8 -3 2.3 47.9 45.7 -2.2
Whiff% 24.6 25.3 0.7 28.4 3.1 1.4 34.3 24.2 -10.1
In Zone % 51.3 49.1 -2.2 46.1 -3 -2 44.5 43.2 -1.3
Out of Zone % 48.7 50.9 2.2 53.9 3 2 55.5 56.8 1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 23.8 -2.5 21.7 -2.1 3.9 29 34 5
First Pitch Swing % 28 24.7 -3.3 21.2 -3.5 0.8 28.4 27.2 -1.2
First Pitch Strike % 62.6 56.6 -6 59.1 2.5 0.8 58.2 64.1 5.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 212 .245 131 4 3.1 81 10 12.3
2017 166 .355 95 0 0.0 71 5 7.0
2018 66 .370 31 3 9.7 35 12 34.3
2019 282 .342 144 15 10.4 138 83 60.1
2021 67 .353 39 4 10.3 28 17 60.7
2022 92 .360 55 11 20.0 37 27 73.0

Pitch Tempo