Dustin McGowan
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 235LBS | Age: 40

Draft: 2000 | Rd: C, #33, Toronto Blue Jays | Long County HS (Ludowici, GA)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 8 2 4.75 63 0 0 77.2 64 1.34
10 Seasons 35 34 4.50 290 69 2 650.1 540 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 63 8-2 4.75 77.2 64 1.34
10 Seasons 290 35-34 4.50 650.1 540 1.38

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
2015 33 473 77 5 6.5 4.2 86.6 113.4 14.1 41.6 .283 .472 .407 .384 .415 32.5 17.8 16.9 6.94 6.48
2016 34 1080 181 7 3.9 2.5 86.8 113.8 5.1 28.7 .210 .337 .276 .280 .314 27.6 22.6 11.8 2.82 3.26
2017 35 1176 237 17 7.2 5.1 88.1 112.1 7.3 30.0 .270 .476 .328 .347 .405 38.4 19.3 8.5 4.75 5.30
Player 2729 495 29 5.9 4.0 87.4 113.8 7.6 31.3 .249 .423 .321 .327 .373 33.5 20.3 11.1
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

McGowan relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(33.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(31.6%) ,
Sinker
(27.8%) ,
Changeup
(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 41.6 19.5 32.5 6.5 37.7 35.1 27.3 5.2 28.6 22.1 27.3 9.1 6.5 4.2
2016 55.2 17.7 23.2 3.9 43.1 37.0 19.9 3.9 44.8 18.2 21.5 6.1 3.9 2.5
2017 52.3 21.5 22.4 3.8 35.0 47.7 16.9 4.2 38.8 16.9 23.2 7.2 7.2 5.1
Player 51.7 19.8 24.2 4.2 38.4 41.8 19.6 4.2 39.4 18.2 23.2 7.1 5.9 4.0
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
2017 Sinker MIA R 327 93.8 21.0 2.0 11 14.3 -0.2 -1
2017 Slider MIA R 395 86.7 34.2 2.7 8 6.5 3.4 110
2017 Changeup MIA R 82 87.8 28.8 3.0 11 13.7 0.0 0
2017 4-Seamer MIA R 371 93.8 16.1 -2.4 -18 7.5 0.2 3
2016 Slider MIA R 320 87.5 34.7 4.9 17 3.7 1.8 97
2016 Sinker MIA R 311 95.4 16.4 -0.5 -3 14.8 0.2 1
2016 4-Seamer MIA R 355 95.5 12.1 0.4 3 6.8 -1.6 -19
2016 Changeup MIA R 58 88.7 26.7 1.8 7 16.4 2.3 16
! 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 %
2017 Slider 0.1 1 395 33.6 104 .194 .337 .258 40.9 42.3 24.3 .210 .351 .264 36.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 1 371 31.5 111 .319 .553 .401 16.1 8.1 14.5 .297 .555 .400 42.2
2017 Sinker 0.5 2 327 27.8 89 .296 .543 .404 13.0 5.6 10.9 .331 .592 .413 39.0
2017 Changeup -1.4 -1 82 7.0 21 .200 .250 .233 33.3 23.8 25.0 .200 .255 .223 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 360 1,397 -9 -4 7 7 0
2011 96 376 1 -1 2 2 4
2013 113 450 -4 -2 1 3 -1
2014 353 1,399 -10 -3 8 8 3
2015 117 469 -5 4 7 4 9
2016 272 1,052 -4 -10 -1 4 -11
2017 325 1,175 8 -16 1 8 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 %
2015 473 47.8 66.4 78.0 25.1 61.3 41.6 55.9 44.8 25.9 7.0 69.7
2016 1,080 40.8 70.1 79.3 32.7 53.1 35.9 59.1 48.0 30.9 6.9 71.6
2017 1,176 43.9 72.1 84.1 31.0 58.3 41.3 59.3 49.0 24.3 7.5 87.5
Player 2,729 43.4 70.2 81.2 30.7 56.4 39.2 58.7 47.9 27.2 7.1 78.5
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
2015 74 73 93
2016 82 88 85 75 56 87 86 88 91 63 5 92 85 86 57 91
2017 16 20 13 12 22 41 26 26 10 32 46 51 82 66 42 91
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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 22.1 7 7.8 -1 2 6 3 42.9
2017 22.8 13 14.8 -2 4 12 7 53.8
Player 22.6 20 22.5 -3 6 18 10 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 8 10 8 8 9 6 8 8 6 9 10 6 6 8 9 8 8 5 8 9 5 7 8 8 9 10 7 3 9 10
2017 13 16 17 15 12 16 13 16 15 14 14 15 12 8 13 16 13 18 10 15 19 14 12 15 16 15 18 13 17 16 20
Player 20 24 27 23 20 25 19 24 23 20 23 25 18 14 21 25 21 26 15 23 28 19 19 23 24 24 28 20 20 25 30
! 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 94.2 95.5 1.3 -1.7
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 88.7 2 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 87.8 87.5 -0.3 -0.8
Exit Velocity 86.6 86.8 0.2 1.3
Launch Angle 14.1 5.1 -9 2.2
Barrel % 6.5 3.9 -2.6 3.3
Hard Hit % 32.5 27.6 -4.9 10.8
Sweet Spot % 41.6 28.7 -12.9 1.3
xBA .283 .21 -0.073 0.06
BA .296 .202 -0.094 0.06
xwOBA .384 .28 -0.104 0.067
wOBA .407 .276 -0.131 0.052
xSLG .472 .337 -0.135 0.139
SLG .531 .343 -0.188 0.113
K% 17.8 22.6 4.8 -3.3
BB% 16.9 11.8 -5.1 -3.3
Swing % 44.8 48 3.2 1
Whiff% 25.9 30.9 5 -6.6
In Zone % 47.8 40.8 -7 3.1
Out of Zone % 52.2 59.2 7 -3.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.1 32.7 7.6 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 34.1 3.6 2.3
First Pitch Strike % 55.9 59.1 3.2 0.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 269 .279 165 0 0.0 104 4 3.8
2017 326 .328 194 6 3.1 132 28 21.2

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 117 17.0 29.1% 0.0% 67 24.7 0.0% 23.9%
2013 129 19.1 7.0% 2.3% 82 22.6 2.4% 11.0%
2014 350 19.0 14.3% 1.7% 246 24.6 2.4% 12.6%
2015 125 18.7 14.4% 3.2% 96 25.3 4.2% 21.9%
2016 288 20.0 14.9% 5.9% 169 24.2 5.9% 21.9%
2017 302 19.1 10.9% 1.0% 185 23.1 1.6% 13.5%
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Pitch Distribution