Drew Waters
RF | Bats/Throws: S/R | 6' 1" 185LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 2, #41, Atlanta Braves | Etowah (GA) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 109 96 14 23 5 0 .240 .324 .479 .803
2023 337 302 40 69 8 16 .228 .300 .377 .677
2024 8 8 0 1 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
3 Seasons 454 406 54 93 13 16 .229 .302 .397 .699
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .240 5 0 .803
2023 .228 8 16 .677
2024 .125 0 0 .250
3 Seasons .229 13 16 .699
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2022 23 433 56 7 12.5 6.4 84.1 110.6 10.4 41.1 .198 .379 .347 .296 .423 28.6 36.7 11.0
2023 24 1317 198 20 10.1 5.9 87.4 112.2 17.2 38.4 .235 .412 .296 .313 .420 35.9 31.8 8.0
2024 25 34 6 0 0.0 0.0 74.5 95.6 11.1 0.0 .069 .099 .111 .074 .098 16.7 25.0 0.0
Player 1784 260 27 10.4 5.9 86.4 112.2 15.6 38.1 .223 .398 .305 .305 .413 33.8 32.8 8.6
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 48.2 28.6 21.4 1.8 39.3 33.9 26.8 7.1 35.7 21.4 19.6 3.6 12.5 6.4
2023 34.3 34.8 26.3 4.5 40.4 35.4 24.2 4.5 24.7 25.3 27.8 7.6 10.1 5.9
2024 50.0 33.3 0.0 16.7 50.0 33.3 16.7 0.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 37.7 33.5 24.6 4.2 40.4 35.0 24.6 5.0 27.7 25.0 25.4 6.5 10.4 5.9
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 2.1 0 10 29.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 20.0 0.0 0.0 .187 .190 .171 0.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball -10.9 -1 7 20.6 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2024 Changeup -12.6 -1 7 20.6 3 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .098 .108 .090 0.0
2024 Cutter -7.8 0 5 14.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .001 .001 .000 0.0
2024 Slider -1.4 0 3 8.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .071 .277 .148 100.0
2024 Split-Finger 2.8 0 2 5.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -2 447 33.9 101 .253 .385 .326 25.2 23.8 18.0 .249 .419 .324 34.3
2023 Changeup 0.7 1 210 15.9 53 .191 .362 .272 37.2 26.4 21.5 .255 .378 .309 29.4
2023 Slider -2.5 -5 192 14.6 53 .163 .265 .223 41.7 45.3 34.3 .172 .294 .235 44.0
2023 Curveball -2.7 -4 147 11.2 36 .100 .200 .203 37.9 38.9 26.9 .192 .366 .303 52.9
2023 Cutter -1.2 -1 119 9.0 26 .238 .429 .337 35.6 30.8 29.6 .222 .397 .319 28.6
2023 Sinker 4.4 5 105 8.0 28 .519 .963 .630 14.6 21.4 30.0 .404 .947 .564 52.4
2023 Sweeper -5.3 -2 46 3.5 17 .133 .133 .188 45.8 52.9 50.0 .146 .214 .221 16.7
2023 Split-Finger -1.7 -1 42 3.2 18 .176 .235 .208 45.8 38.9 33.3 .162 .248 .203 20.0
2023 Slurve 13.8 1 9 0.7 4 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .407 .475 .386 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 2 185 42.7 44 .229 .343 .340 29.3 34.1 28.8 .199 .311 .319 15.0
2022 Sinker 1.5 1 53 12.2 12 .182 .273 .238 20.8 33.3 22.2 .149 .212 .200 14.3
2022 Changeup 1.6 1 52 12.0 13 .333 .500 .385 32.1 15.4 13.3 .271 .380 .314 20.0
2022 Curveball -0.6 0 47 10.9 16 .125 .313 .181 60.9 68.8 55.0 .080 .235 .133 40.0
2022 Cutter 3.3 2 46 10.6 9 .250 1.000 .522 27.3 33.3 50.0 .288 1.006 .557 60.0
2022 Slider 6.1 3 44 10.2 15 .357 .857 .513 32.0 33.3 33.3 .256 .486 .341 55.6
2022 Sweeper 2.1 0 5 1.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Split-Finger -4.6 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 109 433 5 -1 3 1 8
2023 336 1,317 2 -19 3 5 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 433 48.3 69.9 75.3 25.9 46.6 45.5 33.9 47.1 32.4 6.5 85.7
2023 1,317 47.3 73.0 76.9 31.8 47.5 43.9 35.3 51.3 32.4 8.1 86.9
2024 34 55.9 84.2 68.8 13.3 50.0 50.0 12.5 52.9 33.3 5.9 100.0
Player 1,784 47.7 72.5 76.3 30.1 47.3 44.4 34.6 50.3 32.4 7.7 86.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2022 69 83 98
2023 79 84 88 93
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 23.2 5 5.0 0 0 1 4 80.0
2023 23.7 8 11.6 -4 4 10 5 62.5
Player 23.6 13 16.5 -4 4 11 9 69.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
2023 8 13 7 12 14 12 14 11 10 8 11 14 11 11 14 11 13 11 13 14 10 12 16 13 11 9 12 13 10 10 7
Player 13 17 12 17 19 17 19 16 15 13 16 19 16 16 19 16 18 16 18 19 15 17 21 18 16 14 17 18 15 15 12
! 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 84.1 87.4 3.3 74.5 -12.9
Launch Angle 10.4 17.2 6.8 11.1 -6.1
Barrel % 12.5 10.1 -2.4 0.0 -10.1
Hard Hit % 28.6 35.9 7.3 16.7 -19.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 41.1 38.4 -2.7 0.0 -38.4
xBA .198 .235 0.037 .069 -0.166
BA .240 .228 -0.012 .125 -0.103
xwOBA .296 .313 0.017 .074 -0.239
wOBA .347 .296 -0.051 .111 -0.185
xSLG .379 .412 0.033 .099 -0.313
SLG .479 .377 -0.102 .125 -0.252
K% 36.7 31.8 -4.9 25.0 -6.8
BB% 11.0 8.0 -3.0 0.0 -8.0
Swing % 47.1 51.3 4.2 52.9 1.6
Whiff% 32.4 32.4 0.0 33.3 0.9
In Zone % 48.3 47.3 -1.0 55.9 8.6
Out of Zone % 51.7 52.7 1.0 44.1 -8.6
Out of Zone Swing % 25.9 31.8 5.9 13.3 -18.5
First Pitch Swing % 33.9 35.3 1.4 12.5 -22.8
First Pitch Strike % 56.0 63.5 7.5 50.0 -13.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts L 81 52 64.2 .439 .310
2022 Shifts R 28 0 0.0 .326
2023 Shades L 250 134 53.6 .354 .270
2023 Shades R 85 3 3.5 .274 .000
2024 Shades L 8 5 62.5 .296 .000
! 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 %
2022 113 17.6 24.8% 1.8% 71 22.6 1.4% 11.3%
2023 349 15.3 45.8% 0.0% 204 18.4 8.8% 0.0%
2024 9 15.6 44.4% 0.0% 7 19.1 0.0% 0.0%
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