Drew Pomeranz
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 5" 246LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 1, #5, Cleveland Indians | Ole Miss
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 10 4.85 46 18 2 104 137 1.43
2020 1 0 1.45 20 0 4 18.2 29 1.02
2021 1 0 1.75 27 0 0 25.2 30 1.13
11 Seasons 48 58 3.91 289 140 9 858.1 883 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 46 2-10 4.85 104 137 1.43
2020 20 1-0 1.45 18.2 29 1.02
2021 27 1-0 1.75 25.2 30 1.13
11 Seasons 289 48-58 3.91 858.1 883 1.35
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
2015 26 1442 241 13 5.4 3.6 87.9 112.3 12.2 30.7 .229 .362 .286 .295 .343 32.4 23.0 8.7 3.66 3.56
2016 27 2841 451 33 7.3 4.7 88.1 115.8 11.6 28.4 .204 .349 .286 .279 .337 34.4 26.5 9.2 3.32 3.24
2017 28 3080 493 33 6.7 4.5 87.9 114.4 13.0 32.5 .247 .408 .310 .317 .375 35.7 23.5 9.2 3.32 4.33
2018 29 1447 230 23 10.0 6.7 90.2 113.3 14.1 41.3 .272 .469 .384 .368 .408 35.7 19.2 12.8 6.08 6.00
2019 30 1956 270 24 8.9 5.3 89.8 111.0 14.7 35.9 .229 .413 .340 .314 .408 35.8 30.1 9.7 4.85 4.35
2020 31 323 34 1 2.9 1.4 86.7 103.7 15.9 5.9 .118 .195 .220 .209 .243 29.4 39.7 13.7 1.45 1.83
2021 32 430 62 3 4.8 2.9 89.6 110.8 7.4 41.9 .211 .353 .267 .275 .348 38.7 29.4 9.8 1.75 3.15
Player 11519 1781 130 7.3 4.7 88.6 115.8 12.8 32.7 .229 .388 .311 .306 .367 34.9 25.4 9.8
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

Pomeranz relies on 2 pitches.
Four Seamer
(75.3%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(24.7%) ,


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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
2015 43.2 17.0 28.2 11.6 27.8 39.0 31.5 1.7 37.3 25.3 24.5 3.7 5.4 3.6
2016 48.6 24.6 20.0 6.9 33.5 38.1 27.3 4.2 35.7 26.6 18.8 5.3 7.3 4.7
2017 45.2 19.7 26.0 9.1 35.7 39.8 24.5 4.7 29.2 24.3 26.6 5.9 6.7 4.5
2018 38.3 25.7 29.6 6.5 40.9 31.7 26.1 3.0 27.4 26.5 26.1 7.0 10.0 6.7
2019 40.0 27.0 25.6 7.4 30.7 35.2 34.1 1.5 29.3 25.6 27.8 4.4 8.9 5.3
2020 47.1 32.4 2.9 17.6 29.4 26.5 44.1 5.9 32.4 41.2 14.7 2.9 2.9 1.4
2021 45.2 19.4 30.6 4.8 30.6 35.5 33.9 3.2 37.1 22.6 22.6 9.7 4.8 2.9
Player 44.1 22.7 24.9 8.3 33.7 37.1 28.5 3.4 32.1 25.8 24.1 5.4 7.3 4.7
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
2021 Curveball SD L 106 84.2 52.0 5.8 13 4.4 -1.9 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball SD L 324 93.9 12.3 2.4 17 2.3 -4.5 -66
2020 4-Seam Fastball SD L 257 94.6 12.0 2.5 17 4.1 -3.0 -42
2020 Curveball SD L 66 84.1 51.0 5.6 12 4.0 -1.6 -28
2019 Changeup MIL L 31 85.6 24.1 -7.1 -23 10.8 -2.7 -20
2019 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 1,022 92.8 13.8 2.6 16 6.1 -2.2 -27
2019 Curveball MIL L 619 81.2 59.5 5.2 9 3.5 -3.0 -46
2019 Cutter MIL L 113 88.0 24.0 5.9 20 0.0 -1.6 -99
2019 Sinker MIL L 156 91.3 18.6 -5.2 -22 13.3 -1.2 -8
2018 4-Seam Fastball BOS L 574 89.5 17.7 0.0 0 6.5 -0.5 -6
2018 Curveball BOS L 543 78.2 65.3 5.8 10 6.6 -1.4 -18
2018 Sinker BOS L 181 88.4 22.3 -3.1 -12 14.7 -0.2 -1
2018 Cutter BOS L 99 85.6 27.9 3.5 11 0.0 -2.7 -101
2018 Changeup BOS L 28 82.2 29.6 -4.8 -14 15.0 -0.1 -1
2017 Sinker BOS L 87 89.2 19.9 -2.2 -10 12.6 -2.1 -14
2017 Cutter BOS L 174 86.6 28.9 -1.3 -5 3.8 1.3 50
2017 Curveball BOS L 1,122 79.4 62.3 6.2 11 7.2 0.3 5
2017 4-Seam Fastball BOS L 1,614 91.4 15.1 0.2 1 6.0 -1.9 -24
2017 Changeup BOS L 43 81.1 30.7 -0.9 -3 12.5 -1.8 -13
2016 4-Seam Fastball BOS L 1,095 91.8 15.5 0.8 5 8.0 0.6 7
2016 Curveball BOS L 1,105 79.7 60.4 5.6 10 5.2 -1.9 -26
2016 Cutter BOS L 344 86.3 30.2 -3.0 -11 0.1 -0.7 -122
2016 Changeup BOS L 269 87.0 21.1 -6.9 -25 12.3 0.6 5
2015 Changeup OAK L 30 85.3 22.5 -7.8 -26 16.1 3.5 27
2015 Curveball OAK L 433 80.5 58.2 5.2 10 6.2 -2.5 -28
2015 Sinker OAK L 96 88.8 19.8 -4.3 -18 15.8 2.3 17
2015 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 850 92.5 14.7 1.4 8 7.5 0.0 0
2015 Cutter OAK L 2 92.5 24.5 -1.5 -7 3.0 -5.7 -210
! 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-Seam Fastball 1.1 4 324 75.3 74 .238 .413 .321 29.3 29.7 25.9 .209 .400 .303 46.5
2021 Curveball 2.5 3 106 24.7 27 .148 .148 .133 20.9 29.6 18.2 .216 .243 .202 21.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 2.9 7 257 79.6 55 .114 .182 .229 33.6 38.2 24.4 .111 .213 .236 29.2
2020 Curveball 0.7 0 66 20.4 18 .222 .222 .200 39.3 44.4 28.6 .136 .149 .129 30.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 6 1,022 52.2 251 .223 .459 .336 29.1 34.7 24.4 .205 .436 .317 35.6
2019 Curveball -0.3 -2 620 31.7 133 .273 .372 .309 26.5 30.8 20.5 .232 .328 .277 42.0
2019 Sinker -3.1 -5 156 8.0 39 .406 .750 .522 13.4 15.4 14.6 .312 .575 .420 37.0
2019 Cutter -5.5 -6 113 5.8 22 .450 .850 .561 20.5 9.1 4.4 .329 .478 .370 22.2
2019 Changeup 3.3 1 31 1.6 7 .143 .143 .129 20.0 0.0 0.0 .264 .309 .251 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -2 574 39.7 144 .242 .468 .357 21.1 24.3 18.7 .237 .451 .342 31.1
2018 Curveball -2.3 -13 564 39.0 137 .380 .529 .432 15.6 13.9 10.7 .318 .479 .389 42.3
2018 Sinker -2.1 -4 181 12.5 36 .240 .600 .454 13.8 16.7 15.4 .228 .518 .433 31.6
2018 Cutter 0.8 1 99 6.8 21 .158 .211 .212 12.5 28.6 20.0 .238 .329 .293 23.1
2018 Changeup -5.0 -1 28 1.9 5 .500 1.500 .790 20.0 0.0 -- .413 1.085 .641 25.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 3 1,614 52.4 380 .242 .451 .351 23.3 23.7 16.9 .246 .463 .346 36.4
2017 Curveball 1.0 11 1,125 36.5 290 .268 .324 .301 23.0 23.8 20.2 .254 .354 .284 35.6
2017 Cutter 0.1 0 174 5.6 36 .286 .400 .370 35.3 22.2 20.0 .272 .410 .302 37.0
2017 Sinker -0.5 0 87 2.8 19 .083 .333 .383 18.2 10.5 10.0 .145 .374 .403 10.0
2017 Changeup 0.6 0 43 1.4 4 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 -- .209 .240 .192 50.0
! 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
2021 Curveball 106 84.2 76 16.4 5:15 5:30 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 324 93.9 84 18.5 11:30 11:45 -15
2020 Curveball 59 84.1 77 15.1 5:15 5:30 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 226 94.6 89 18.6 11:15 11:30 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 77 266 -2 3 -1 0 0
2012 432 1,694 10 -3 -8 -7 -8
2013 104 413 3 -3 -3 -3 -6
2014 277 1,130 8 14 -9 -5 8
2015 356 1,440 8 3 -9 -4 -3
2016 716 2,906 24 23 -14 -9 24
2017 741 3,096 24 13 -15 -12 10
2018 343 1,446 -7 15 -18 -8 -19
2019 458 1,972 5 22 -23 -9 -5
2020 92 404 4 8 -4 -1 7
2021 101 430 5 7 -3 -2 6
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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 %
2015 1,442 50.8 65.6 77.3 28.9 64.4 46.7 58.8 47.6 25.8 7.6 77.3
2016 2,841 49.2 63.7 80.4 29.2 58.1 42.7 56.3 46.2 25.5 8.1 70.6
2017 3,080 47.0 63.9 83.3 27.5 59.7 40.3 60.4 44.6 24.0 7.5 66.8
2018 1,447 44.6 66.5 90.9 25.8 62.3 41.3 53.5 44.0 17.8 6.1 70.5
2019 1,956 49.6 64.8 77.8 26.8 60.3 42.6 57.6 45.8 26.7 7.3 78.9
2020 323 49.8 70.2 75.2 22.8 35.1 41.8 52.1 46.4 34.7 9.0 75.9
2021 430 53.7 67.5 76.9 17.1 52.9 43.3 58.8 44.2 27.4 10.0 69.8
Player 11,519 48.5 64.9 81.2 27.3 59.6 42.4 57.6 45.5 24.7 7.6 71.9
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
2015 65 68 66 59 58 53 38 56 54 69 25 74 45 40 93 27 8
2016 83 91 79 60 86 16 20 63 52 84 29 70 54 32 96 16 2
2017 45 48 45 45 47 10 35 31 28 63 34 49 49 26 80 18 2
2018 2 11 8 10 1 32 5 6 45 27 5 6 25 7 66 18 1
2019 48 67 50 35 52 34 18 20 56 85 25 60 22 39 87 20 1
2020 73 91 7 1
2021 57 96 18 3
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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 21.8 23 24.5 -2 9 14 13 56.5
2017 23.8 21 22.9 -2 10 16 12 57.1
2018 22.6 12 15.7 -4 9 10 6 50.0
2019 22.8 21 19.3 2 3 16 7 33.3
2020 25.1 1 1.1 0 2 0 1 100.0
2021 22.3 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 100.0
Player 22.8 80 85.4 -5 33 56 41 51.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 23 27 22 23 25 22 25 23 24 20 23 29 25 23 23 25 18 22 27 27 26 21 30 30 20 23 26 31 26 27 22
2017 21 20 19 24 22 22 26 22 18 18 23 27 25 21 21 23 20 18 26 21 25 22 33 25 24 19 22 32 27 24 17
2018 12 21 10 15 14 13 16 17 12 12 14 17 22 16 15 16 15 14 18 17 20 15 19 20 14 12 13 15 22 14 13
2019 21 25 17 16 22 20 24 17 17 11 17 19 20 19 17 18 17 16 21 22 19 24 24 24 14 17 19 21 25 20 17
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 80 96 71 81 86 80 94 82 74 64 80 96 95 82 79 85 73 73 95 90 93 86 109 102 75 74 83 102 103 88 72
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.1 90.5 -1.6 90.9 0.4 88.8 -2.1 92.2 3.4 94.6 2.4 93.9 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 87.0 1.7 81.1 -5.9 82.2 1.1 85.6 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 80.5 79.7 -0.8 79.4 -0.3 78.1 -1.3 81.2 3.1 84.1 2.9 84.2 0.1
Exit Velocity 87.9 88.1 0.2 87.9 -0.2 90.2 2.3 89.8 -0.4 86.7 -3.1 89.6 2.9
Launch Angle 12.2 11.6 -0.6 13.0 1.4 14.1 1.1 14.7 0.6 15.9 1.2 7.4 -8.5
Barrel % 5.4 7.3 1.9 6.7 -0.6 10.0 3.3 8.9 -1.1 2.9 -6.0 4.8 1.9
Hard Hit % 32.4 34.4 2.0 35.7 1.3 35.7 0.0 35.8 0.1 29.4 -6.4 38.7 9.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 30.7 28.4 -2.3 32.5 4.1 41.3 8.8 35.9 -5.4 5.9 -30.0 41.9 36.0
xBA .229 .204 -0.025 .247 0.043 .272 0.025 .229 -0.043 .118 -0.111 .211 0.093
BA .226 .217 -0.009 .252 0.035 .297 0.045 .261 -0.036 .145 -0.116 .211 0.066
xwOBA .295 .279 -0.016 .317 0.038 .368 0.051 .314 -0.054 .209 -0.105 .275 0.066
wOBA .286 .286 0.000 .310 0.024 .384 0.074 .340 -0.044 .220 -0.120 .267 0.047
xSLG .362 .349 -0.013 .408 0.059 .469 0.061 .413 -0.056 .195 -0.218 .353 0.158
SLG .354 .368 0.014 .388 0.020 .502 0.114 .467 -0.035 .194 -0.273 .333 0.139
K% 23.0 26.5 3.5 23.5 -3.0 19.2 -4.3 30.1 10.9 39.7 9.6 29.4 -10.3
BB% 8.7 9.2 0.5 9.2 0.0 12.8 3.6 9.7 -3.1 13.7 4.0 9.8 -3.9
Swing % 47.6 46.2 -1.4 44.6 -1.6 44.0 -0.6 45.8 1.8 46.4 0.6 44.2 -2.2
Whiff% 25.8 25.5 -0.3 24.0 -1.5 17.8 -6.2 26.7 8.9 34.7 8.0 27.4 -7.3
In Zone % 50.8 49.2 -1.6 47.0 -2.2 44.6 -2.4 49.6 5.0 49.8 0.2 53.7 3.9
Out of Zone % 49.2 50.8 1.6 53.0 2.2 55.4 2.4 50.4 -5.0 50.2 -0.2 46.3 -3.9
Out of Zone Swing % 28.9 29.2 0.3 27.5 -1.7 25.8 -1.7 26.8 1.0 22.8 -4.0 17.1 -5.7
First Pitch Swing % 30.3 24.9 -5.4 26.3 1.4 22.1 -4.2 25.3 3.2 20.5 -4.8 22.5 2.0
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 56.3 -2.5 60.4 4.1 53.5 -6.9 57.6 4.1 52.1 -5.5 58.8 6.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 691 .284 503 44 8.7 188 59 31.4
2017 Shifts 738 .309 573 40 7.0 165 52 31.5
2018 Shifts 343 .384 271 11 4.1 72 19 26.4
2019 Shifts 455 .340 323 28 8.7 132 37 28.0
2020 Shifts 73 .220 57 1 1.8 16 8 50.0
2021 Shifts 101 .267 65 3 4.6 36 21 58.3
! 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 %
2011 72 15.2 40.3% 1.4% 50 21.2 0.0% 10.0%
2012 481 16.6 23.1% 1.0% 313 22.9 0.6% 10.2%
2013 122 15.3 45.1% 0.0% 78 23.7 0.0% 12.8%
2014 363 18.7 1.1% 2.5% 192 23.7 0.5% 11.5%
2015 427 19.8 10.8% 5.9% 216 25.4 1.4% 25.9%
2016 847 16.5 32.9% 1.9% 442 24.2 1.6% 16.5%
2017 958 16.5 31.9% 1.6% 478 26.1 0.0% 22.4%
2018 418 15.9 38.5% 1.0% 267 25.4 0.0% 18.4%
2019 624 15.3 45.8% 1.0% 286 24.1 0.0% 12.2%
2020 83 16.3 25.3% 2.4% 70 24.8 0.0% 11.4%
2021 143 16.2 23.1% 2.8% 67 23.9 0.0% 4.5%
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Pitch Distribution