Duane Underwood Jr.
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 2, #67, Chicago Cubs | Pope HS (GA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 4.25 29 0 0 36.0 38 1.47
5 Seasons 4 7 4.53 102 1 0 145.0 146 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 1-3 4.25 36.0 38 1.47
5 Seasons 102 4-7 4.53 145.0 146 1.44

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
2018 23 77 10 1 10 6.3 93.7 115.3 11.5 40.0 .251 .546 .311 .403 .439 40.0 18.8 18.8 2.25 7.49
2019 24 211 34 1 2.9 2 90.8 106.7 8.7 26.5 .240 .407 .358 .305 .377 47.1 25.5 5.9 5.40 4.08
2020 25 335 54 5 9.3 5.7 92.0 108.5 11.9 42.6 .252 .460 .390 .324 .444 46.3 30.7 6.8 5.66 4.48
2021 26 1177 224 17 7.6 5.3 89.3 111.5 8.8 36.6 .277 .443 .333 .344 .397 42.9 20.3 8.4 4.33 5.12
2022 27 621 103 4 3.9 2.5 87.3 107.6 7.6 37.9 .247 .352 .313 .314 .356 37.9 23.5 10.5 4.25 4.07
Player 2421 425 28 6.6 4.4 89.4 115.3 9.0 36.9 .262 .422 .337 .332 .393 42.4 22.9 8.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Underwood relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(28.2%) ,
Cutter
(23.3%) ,
Changeup
(21.7%) ,
Curveball
(13.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(13%) ,


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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 50.0 20.0 20.0 10.0 50.0 30.0 20.0 0.0 40.0 20.0 10.0 20.0 10.0 6.3
2019 52.9 20.6 20.6 5.9 23.5 44.1 32.4 2.9 38.2 11.8 23.5 17.6 2.9 2.0
2020 38.9 31.5 29.6 0.0 25.9 38.9 35.2 3.7 25.9 22.2 29.6 9.3 9.3 5.7
2021 44.2 24.1 25.9 5.8 38.8 30.8 30.4 4.0 32.1 18.8 29.9 6.7 7.6 5.3
2022 48.5 17.5 29.1 4.9 49.5 32.0 18.4 7.8 38.8 18.4 27.2 3.9 3.9 2.5
Player 45.4 23.1 26.6 4.9 38.8 33.2 28.0 4.7 33.6 18.6 28.2 7.5 6.6 4.4
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 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 4-Seamer PIT R 81 96.1 14.5 -1.1 -9 7.5 0.6 9
2022 Sinker PIT R 175 95.6 18.4 -1.1 -6 14.0 -0.7 -5
2022 Cutter PIT R 145 92.3 25.5 -2.9 -13 0.6 -1.7 -75
2022 Changeup PIT R 135 89.9 27.7 0.5 2 14.8 0.5 4
2022 Curveball PIT R 85 82.1 52.7 2.1 4 7.9 0.9 13
2021 Curveball PIT R 293 80.6 53.3 0.9 2 8.5 0.7 9
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 425 94.1 15.4 -1.2 -8 8.4 1.6 24
2021 Cutter PIT R 10 90.1 24.2 1.0 4 0.8 -3.2 -135
2021 Sinker PIT R 119 93.3 20.6 -0.1 0 14.2 -0.3 -2
2021 Slider PIT R 9 85.2 35.6 -0.2 -1 5.6 0.5 10
2021 Changeup PIT R 321 87.8 28.1 -0.1 0 14.5 0.9 7
2020 Changeup CHC R 95 87.2 29.9 1.7 6 14.0 0.9 7
2020 Slider CHC R 3 85.3 29.4 -6.4 -18 0.5 -5.2 -111
2020 Sinker CHC R 11 94.2 20.3 0.8 4 13.9 -0.2 -1
2020 Curveball CHC R 82 81.4 50.4 -0.5 -1 7.4 -0.1 -2
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 143 94.5 15.7 -1.6 -11 7.8 0.9 12
2019 Changeup CHC R 52 88.3 30.0 1.9 7 14.1 0.2 1
2019 Sinker CHC R 8 92.9 25.1 3.4 15 14.9 0.5 4
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 118 94.8 16.4 -1.7 -11 8.8 1.4 19
2019 Curveball CHC R 32 82.0 53.3 2.3 4 6.9 -0.5 -7
2018 Changeup CHC R 21 84.9 27.7 -2.9 -9 12.9 -0.2 -1
2018 Curveball CHC R 15 74.5 63.4 0.8 1 10.0 0.3 3
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 33 92.7 16.7 -0.8 -5 7.8 0.8 11
2018 Sinker CHC R 8 90.6 22.9 0.2 1 14.1 0.1 0
! 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 Sinker -1.0 -2 175 28.2 56 .289 .333 .375 15.5 10.7 22.2 .279 .384 .370 30.8
2022 Cutter -0.1 0 145 23.3 34 .241 .379 .331 27.5 20.6 20.0 .262 .389 .344 22.7
2022 Changeup -0.4 -1 135 21.7 34 .156 .250 .231 43.8 41.2 26.9 .207 .277 .240 50.0
2022 Curveball 2.9 2 85 13.7 19 .421 .474 .397 28.9 21.1 17.4 .309 .458 .334 53.3
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 0 81 13.0 18 .188 .313 .267 22.5 38.9 20.6 .137 .215 .211 55.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 2 425 36.1 110 .250 .380 .346 16.6 13.6 13.0 .275 .468 .366 40.0
2021 Changeup -0.1 0 321 27.3 90 .241 .422 .327 34.2 31.1 28.9 .236 .384 .296 44.6
2021 Curveball 1.0 3 293 24.9 76 .250 .375 .292 26.8 25.0 21.1 .277 .438 .326 52.8
2021 Sinker 1.9 2 119 10.1 40 .429 .771 .555 12.5 5.0 9.1 .359 .519 .421 27.3
2021 Cutter 6.2 1 10 0.8 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .803 .933 .760 100.0
2021 Slider -6.0 -1 9 0.8 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .333 .386 .318 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 2.1 3 144 43.0 43 .368 .711 .469 26.5 23.3 26.3 .288 .557 .379 55.2
2020 Changeup -2.2 -2 95 28.4 21 .200 .400 .274 52.1 52.4 36.7 .140 .299 .205 33.3
2020 Curveball -0.3 0 82 24.5 18 .278 .500 .328 31.0 27.8 21.7 .271 .442 .300 38.5
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 11 3.3 4 .500 .500 .450 33.3 25.0 50.0 .395 .424 .366 33.3
2020 Slider 3.6 0 3 0.9 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2019 4-Seamer 2.3 3 118 55.9 26 .360 .800 .490 22.2 30.8 27.6 .269 .515 .339 70.6
2019 Changeup -4.7 -2 52 24.6 15 .077 .154 .189 34.5 33.3 22.7 .177 .275 .263 25.0
2019 Curveball 4.0 1 32 15.2 6 .600 .600 .567 25.0 0.0 0.0 .373 .409 .397 40.0
2019 Sinker -17.2 -1 8 3.8 4 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .082 .132 .095 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 2.5 1 33 42.9 9 .286 .714 .478 5.9 0.0 0.0 .409 .910 .588 57.1
2018 Changeup -3.7 -1 21 27.3 5 .000 .000 .140 37.5 60.0 27.3 .052 .127 .199 0.0
2018 Curveball -1.4 0 15 19.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .044 .044 .062 0.0
2018 Sinker -6.0 0 8 10.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .155 .179 .140 0.0
! 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
2020 Changeup 72 87.3 89 15.5 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Curveball 72 81.5 69 13.8 7:30 7:00 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 129 94.5 90 16.3 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Changeup 315 87.8 92 16.5 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 288 80.7 73 16.2 7:30 7:00 30
2021 Cutter 10 90.1 44 8.8 11:45 12:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 424 94.1 92 17.2 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 117 93.3 85 17.9 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Changeup 135 89.9 94 16.3 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Curveball 85 82.1 73 16.6 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Cutter 145 92.3 54 6.6 12:00 11:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 81 96.1 88 16.6 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Sinker 173 95.6 87 18.2 1:00 1:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 51 210 1 -3 2 1 0
2020 87 335 4 -3 -1 1 1
2021 319 1,177 0 -7 7 6 7
2022 161 621 -4 -3 4 4 0
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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 77 48.1 67.6 84.0 20.0 100.0 36.4 37.5 42.9 12.1 6.5 100.0
2019 211 48.6 67.6 79.7 29.6 53.1 46.2 51.0 48.3 26.5 8.1 94.1
2020 335 46.0 59.1 71.4 33.7 50.8 43.3 65.5 45.4 36.2 5.1 47.1
2021 1,177 50.7 66.2 82.5 24.0 53.2 40.1 62.1 45.4 23.8 7.6 74.2
2022 621 45.1 69.3 83.0 29.6 52.5 41.4 56.5 47.5 27.1 6.4 75.0
Player 2,421 48.3 66.2 81.1 27.3 53.7 41.3 59.6 46.1 26.3 6.9 74.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 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
2019 75 34 81
2020 41 36 23 20 57 56 22 2 8 83 74 92 91 75 23 23 68
2021 18 12 25 43 12 50 52 36 19 27 47 32 10 61 28 38 67
2022 39 40 69 87 13 94 92 76 50 56 17 64 55 67 24 43 66
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 19.7 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2019 23.4 2 2.0 0 0 1 1 50.0
2020 23.3 5 4.9 0 4 3 3 60.0
2021 23.4 9 9.2 0 7 7 4 44.4
2022 22.0 1 2.7 -2 0 5 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 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
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2020 5 6 5 4 6 4 0 5 4 5 7 5 3 4 3 6 4 6 4 4 5 6 5 5 6 4 6 4 5 4 7
2021 9 8 13 7 9 12 9 10 11 8 13 11 5 5 6 12 13 7 6 5 11 8 9 9 7 11 12 5 10 9 14
2022 1 1 4 2 3 4 3 2 4 3 2 1 1 1 3 4 3 3 3 4 5 1 2 2 2 5 3 2 2 1 5
! 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 92.3 94.7 2.4 94.5 -0.2 93.8 -0.7 94.5 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 88.3 3.4 87.2 -1.1 87.8 0.6 89.9 2.1
Breaking Velocity 74.5 82 7.5 81.6 -0.4 80.8 -0.8 82.1 1.3
Exit Velocity 93.7 90.8 -2.9 92 1.2 89.3 -2.7 87.3 -2
Launch Angle 11.5 8.7 -2.8 11.9 3.2 8.8 -3.1 7.6 -1.2
Barrel % 10 2.9 -7.1 9.3 6.4 7.6 -1.7 3.9 -3.7
Hard Hit % 40 47.1 7.1 46.3 -0.8 42.9 -3.4 37.9 -5
Sweet Spot % 40 26.5 -13.5 42.6 16.1 36.6 -6 37.9 1.3
xBA 0.251 0.24 -0.011 0.252 0.012 0.277 0.025 0.247 -0.03
BA 0.154 0.277 0.123 0.313 0.036 0.27 -0.043 0.255 -0.015
xwOBA 0.403 0.305 -0.098 0.324 0.019 0.344 0.02 0.314 -0.03
wOBA 0.311 0.358 0.047 0.39 0.032 0.333 -0.057 0.313 -0.02
xSLG 0.546 0.407 -0.139 0.46 0.053 0.443 -0.017 0.352 -0.091
SLG 0.385 0.532 0.147 0.575 0.043 0.439 -0.136 0.34 -0.099
K% 18.8 25.5 6.7 30.7 5.2 20.3 -10.4 23.5 3.2
BB% 18.8 5.9 -12.9 6.8 0.9 8.4 1.6 10.5 2.1
Swing % 42.9 48.3 5.4 45.4 -2.9 45.4 0 47.5 2.1
Whiff% 12.1 26.5 14.4 36.2 9.7 23.8 -12.4 27.1 3.3
In Zone % 48.1 48.6 0.5 46 -2.6 50.7 4.7 45.1 -5.6
Out of Zone % 51.9 51.4 -0.5 54 2.6 49.3 -4.7 54.9 5.6
Out of Zone Swing % 20 29.6 9.6 33.7 4.1 24 -9.7 29.6 5.6
First Pitch Swing % 12.5 17.6 5.1 24.1 6.5 31.7 7.6 31.7 0
First Pitch Strike % 37.5 51 13.5 65.5 14.5 62.1 -3.4 56.5 -5.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 16 .311 8 0 0.0 8 2 25.0
2019 51 .358 35 2 5.7 16 5 31.3
2020 86 .384 43 8 18.6 43 23 53.5
2021 318 .334 178 26 14.6 140 93 66.4
2022 161 .313 96 22 22.9 65 40 61.5

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 27 15.4 33.3% 3.7% 10 23.4 0.0% 20.0%
2019 37 15.2 45.9% 0.0% 60 23.5 0.0% 11.7%
2020 84 18.2 4.8% 2.4% 71 22.3 0.0% 7.0%
2021 337 18.1 13.4% 1.5% 198 24.0 0.0% 13.6%
2022 135 20.7 0.0% 3.7% 130 23.3 0.0% 11.5%
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Pitch Distribution