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

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 6 4.58 49 1 1 55.0 51 1.47
5 Seasons 4 10 4.61 122 2 1 164.0 159 1.45
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 49 1-6 4.58 55.0 51 1.47
5 Seasons 122 4-10 4.61 164.0 159 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
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 27 949 166 6 3.6 2.4 88.0 113.3 7.2 35.5 .262 .364 .306 .322 .354 37.3 20.3 10.2 4.67 4.36
Player 2749 488 30 6.1 4.2 89.3 115.3 8.7 36.3 .265 .418 .332 .333 .387 41.6 21.9 8.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Underwood relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(27.2%) ,
Sinker
(26.6%) ,
Changeup
(20.9%) ,
Curveball
(13.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(11.9%) ,


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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 50.0 18.7 27.1 4.2 41.6 38.6 19.9 4.8 39.2 18.1 28.9 5.4 3.6 2.4
Player 46.3 22.7 26.2 4.7 37.5 35.2 27.3 4.1 34.4 18.4 28.7 7.6 6.1 4.2
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 Curveball PIT R 128 82.6 51.4 1.3 3 7.4 0.7 10
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 113 95.9 15.1 -1.7 -13 7.2 0.3 5
2022 Changeup PIT R 198 89.7 27.7 0.4 1 14.7 0.4 3
2022 Cutter PIT R 258 92.4 25.2 -2.7 -12 0.4 -1.8 -83
2022 Sinker PIT R 252 95.3 19.0 -0.7 -4 14.1 -0.5 -3
2021 Cutter PIT R 10 90.1 24.2 1.0 4 0.8 -3.2 -135
2021 Changeup PIT R 321 87.8 28.1 -0.1 0 14.5 0.9 7
2021 Slider PIT R 9 85.2 35.6 -0.2 -1 5.6 0.5 10
2021 Sinker PIT R 119 93.3 20.6 -0.1 0 14.2 -0.3 -2
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 425 94.1 15.4 -1.2 -8 8.4 1.6 24
2021 Curveball PIT R 293 80.6 53.3 0.9 2 8.5 0.7 9
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 143 94.5 15.7 -1.6 -11 7.8 0.9 12
2020 Curveball CHC R 82 81.4 50.4 -0.5 -1 7.4 -0.1 -2
2020 Sinker CHC R 11 94.2 20.3 0.8 4 13.9 -0.2 -1
2020 Slider CHC R 3 85.3 29.4 -6.4 -18 0.5 -5.2 -111
2020 Changeup CHC R 95 87.2 29.9 1.7 6 14.0 0.9 7
2019 Curveball CHC R 32 82.0 53.3 2.3 4 6.9 -0.5 -7
2019 Sinker CHC R 8 92.9 25.1 3.4 15 14.9 0.5 4
2019 Changeup CHC R 52 88.3 30.0 1.9 7 14.1 0.2 1
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 118 94.8 16.4 -1.7 -11 8.8 1.4 19
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 Cutter -0.6 -2 258 27.2 63 .232 .268 .289 26.3 14.3 14.1 .295 .381 .341 29.8
2022 Sinker -0.2 0 252 26.6 75 .286 .333 .378 15.6 12.0 26.5 .268 .353 .341 33.3
2022 Changeup 0.7 1 198 20.9 52 .222 .356 .313 42.1 32.7 19.1 .208 .321 .280 44.8
2022 Curveball 2.1 3 128 13.5 31 .310 .345 .318 32.1 25.8 17.8 .292 .432 .340 42.9
2022 4-Seamer 0.2 0 113 11.9 24 .273 .364 .313 19.3 29.2 15.6 .230 .347 .286 53.3
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 .139 .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 198 89.7 94 16.3 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Curveball 128 82.6 70 15.7 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Cutter 258 92.4 53 6.5 12:15 11:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 113 95.9 85 16.1 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Sinker 250 95.3 85 18.1 1:00 1:45 -45
! 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 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 245 949 -4 -5 6 6 2
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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 949 46.3 71.5 81.8 29.4 55.3 42.1 57.1 48.9 26.5 7.1 74.6
Player 2,749 48.4 67.3 81.0 27.5 54.6 41.6 59.5 46.7 26.1 7.1 74.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 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 29 18 60 89 7 94 96 62 54 32 20 57 50 61 21 38 60
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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 3.0 -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 2 4 2 4 4 4 2 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 3 3 4 4 5 1 2 2 3 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 94.2 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 88.3 3.4 87.2 -1.1 87.8 0.6 89.7 1.9
Breaking Velocity 74.5 82 7.5 81.6 -0.4 80.8 -0.8 82.6 1.8
Exit Velocity 93.7 90.8 -2.9 92 1.2 89.3 -2.7 88 -1.3
Launch Angle 11.5 8.7 -2.8 11.9 3.2 8.8 -3.1 7.2 -1.6
Barrel % 10 2.9 -7.1 9.3 6.4 7.6 -1.7 3.6 -4
Hard Hit % 40 47.1 7.1 46.3 -0.8 42.9 -3.4 37.3 -5.6
Sweet Spot % 40 26.5 -13.5 42.6 16.1 36.6 -6 35.5 -1.1
xBA .251 .24 -0.011 .252 0.012 .277 0.025 .262 -0.015
BA .154 .277 0.123 .313 0.036 .27 -0.043 .26 -0.01
xwOBA .403 .305 -0.098 .324 0.019 .344 0.02 .322 -0.022
wOBA .311 .358 0.047 .39 0.032 .333 -0.057 .306 -0.027
xSLG .546 .407 -0.139 .46 0.053 .443 -0.017 .364 -0.079
SLG .385 .532 0.147 .575 0.043 .439 -0.136 .326 -0.113
K% 18.8 25.5 6.7 30.7 5.2 20.3 -10.4 20.3 0
BB% 18.8 5.9 -12.9 6.8 0.9 8.4 1.6 10.2 1.8
Swing % 42.9 48.3 5.4 45.4 -2.9 45.4 0 48.9 3.5
Whiff% 12.1 26.5 14.4 36.2 9.7 23.8 -12.4 26.5 2.7
In Zone % 48.1 48.6 0.5 46 -2.6 50.7 4.7 46.3 -4.4
Out of Zone % 51.9 51.4 -0.5 54 2.6 49.3 -4.7 53.7 4.4
Out of Zone Swing % 20 29.6 9.6 33.7 4.1 24 -9.7 29.4 5.4
First Pitch Swing % 12.5 17.6 5.1 24.1 6.5 31.7 7.6 32.7 1
First Pitch Strike % 37.5 51 13.5 65.5 14.5 62.1 -3.4 57.1 -5
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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 245 .306 151 33 21.9 94 52 55.3

Pitch Tempo