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Ervin Santana
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 175LBS | Age: 38

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 5.40 2 1 0 5.0 2 1.20
16 Seasons 149 127 4.10 389 385 0 2426.1 1928 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0-0 5.40 5.0 2 1.20
16 Seasons 389 149-127 4.10 2426.1 1928 1.27

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1678 335 16 4.8 89.6 110.9 14.4 36.7 .277 .439 .317 .340 .384 41 17.9 7.9 4.00 5.07
2016 2931 542 32 5.9 88.3 116.8 13.1 32.8 .245 .398 .296 .303 .347 32.7 19.9 7.1 3.38 3.99
2017 3235 627 37 5.9 86 110.9 16.1 29.8 .233 .393 .291 .297 .334 30.1 19.4 7.1 3.28 3.81
2018 429 87 12 13.8 89.2 107.7 22.6 40.2 .289 .641 .426 .419 .461 36.8 14 7.9 8.03 8.32
2019 250 53 11 20.8 89.2 110.2 19 34 .319 .745 .471 .466 .484 39.6 7.8 9.4 9.45 11.70
2021 63 18 5 27.8 95.4 115.5 22.4 50 .442 1.006 .399 .596 .662 61.1 10 0 5.40 21.05
8586 1662 113 6.8 87.8 116.8 15.3 33.1 .253 .431 .311 .321 .363 34.2 18.6 7.3
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.9 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Santana relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.2%) ,
Slider
(46%) ,
Changeup
(4.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 31 20 11 49.2 93.0 12 12 5 1 2 1 1 1 11 .417 .496 1.000 1.387 .591 .763 99.5 19 2129 5.9 5.9 33.3
2021 Slider 29 18 11 46.0 83.6 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 .125 .361 .125 .436 .111 .344 88.8 28 2289 5.8 23.1 12.5
2021 Changeup 3 0 3 4.8 86.1 1622 6.1 0.0
2019 Slider 106 54 52 42.4 82.2 20 19 5 2 1 0 2 3 16 .263 .317 .632 .741 .376 .444 84.5 26 2307 5.4 23.4 8.1
2019 4-Seam Fastball 103 48 55 41.2 90.0 32 29 9 2 5 0 2 2 28 .310 .290 .690 .606 .409 .378 89.3 14 2070 5.9 5.7 8.0
2019 Sinker 26 12 14 10.4 90.1 8 5 3 0 1 1 1 0 6 .600 .421 1.800 1.170 .758 .743 98.9 21 2024 5.9 10.0 0.0
2019 Changeup 15 3 12 6.0 83.4 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .667 .440 1.667 1.406 .875 .720 94.3 32 1518 5.7 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 42.7 20.6 27.8 9 39.4 39.4 21.2 2.7 31.6 24.5 28.7 6.3 4.8
2016 43.5 23.4 25.6 7.4 36.5 38.2 25.3 3 31.4 24.9 26 4.2 5.9
2017 42.6 25.4 21.4 10.7 41.8 35.9 22.3 6.2 28.9 30.8 22.5 4 5.9
2018 23 36.8 29.9 10.3 36.8 34.5 28.7 3.4 17.2 36.8 20.7 8 13.8
2019 32.1 35.8 18.9 13.2 34 39.6 26.4 1.9 28.3 30.2 15.1 3.8 20.8
2021 16.7 50 33.3 0 16.7 61.1 22.2 0 11.1 27.8 22.2 11.1 27.8
41.3 25 24.5 9.2 38.8 37.7 23.5 4.1 29.4 27.9 24.5 4.8 6.8
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 4-Seamer KC R 31 93 16.8 -2 -13 5.2 -1.9 -27
2021 Slider KC R 29 83.6 36.1 -2.1 -6 4.6 -1 -18
2021 Changeup KC R 3 86.1 23.7 -4.8 -17 13 -0.7 -5
2019 Sinker CWS R 26 90.1 20.9 -2.8 -12 8.7 -5.6 -39
2019 Changeup CWS R 15 83.4 28.3 -2.9 -9 6.1 -6.8 -53
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 103 90 19.8 -2.5 -14 4.8 -1.4 -23
2019 Slider CWS R 106 82.2 38.7 -2.3 -6 4.6 -1.7 -27
2018 Slider MIN R 135 81.4 39.1 -2.6 -6 4.9 -1.5 -23
2018 Sinker MIN R 77 88.5 22.7 -2 -8 9.2 -4.4 -32
2018 Changeup MIN R 87 82.8 26.8 -5.4 -17 8.6 -4.3 -33
2018 4-Seamer MIN R 129 89.2 21.1 -3.3 -18 4.3 -1.9 -31
2017 Slider MIN R 1193 84.5 31.1 -4.5 -13 5.3 1 22
2017 Changeup MIN R 329 85.8 21.4 -6.1 -22 11.1 -2.1 -16
2017 Sinker MIN R 643 92.3 16.9 -3.1 -16 11.3 -3.1 -21
2017 4-Seamer MIN R 1066 93.2 12.1 2.1 15 4.8 -2.9 -37
2016 Sinker MIN R 48 91.7 19.2 -0.6 -3 13 -1.2 -8
2016 Slider MIN R 1105 84.1 32.5 -2.7 -8 5.5 1.8 49
2016 Changeup MIN R 216 85.6 22.1 -5.5 -20 10.4 -2.5 -19
2016 4-Seamer MIN R 1450 93.4 12.6 0.9 7 6.4 -1.9 -23
! 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 Slider -6.3 -2 29 46 8 .125 .125 .113 23.1 12.5 12.5 .361 .436 .344 42.9
2021 4-Seamer 7 2 31 49.2 12 .417 1 .583 5.9 8.3 33.3 .496 1.387 .763 72.7
2021 Changeup 0.9 0 3 4.8 0
2019 Changeup 17.7 3 15 6 4 .667 1.667 .9 0 0 0 .44 1.406 .723 66.7
2019 Sinker 7.6 2 26 10.4 8 .6 1.8 .781 10 0 0 .421 1.17 .746 66.7
2019 Slider 0.5 1 106 42.4 20 .263 .632 .388 23.4 15 8.1 .317 .741 .444 31.3
2019 4-Seamer 1.3 1 103 41.2 32 .31 .69 .42 5.7 6.3 8 .29 .606 .379 35.7
2018 Changeup 3.2 3 87 20.3 21 .3 .6 .395 12.8 19 18.2 .244 .518 .338 50
2018 Sinker 4 3 77 17.9 21 .412 .941 .588 2.7 0 0 .322 .737 .493 35.3
2018 Slider 0.8 1 135 31.5 34 .323 .581 .391 14.8 17.6 12.5 .313 .524 .378 15.4
2018 4-Seamer 3 4 129 30.1 38 .25 .656 .387 10.3 15.8 15.8 .278 .781 .46 50
2017 N/A 1 0 0 0
2017 Changeup 0.4 1 329 10.2 101 .276 .48 .333 20.9 9.9 15.4 .318 .532 .369 34.1
2017 Sinker 1.1 7 643 19.9 174 .333 .538 .403 12.1 6.9 9.6 .296 .465 .361 30.3
2017 Slider -1.8 -21 1193 36.9 291 .155 .266 .217 38.3 33.3 23.2 .164 .273 .213 27.5
2017 4-Seamer -1.6 -18 1066 33 293 .216 .405 .309 15.3 16 15.3 .236 .425 .321 30.7
! 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
2021 4-Seam Fastball 31 93 86 15.1 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 29 83.6 30 5.8 10:15 9:30 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
2008 868 3351 -20 -23 7 9 -27
2009 631 2360 -1 -10 9 12 10
2010 921 3440 2 -34 12 13 -7
2011 944 3428 -12 -19 13 8 -11
2012 762 2844 11 -15 11 9 17
2013 854 3175 -10 -20 10 10 -10
2014 813 2973 6 -23 14 9 6
2015 450 1644 -1 -9 4 5 -1
2016 726 2882 -16 -15 9 9 -14
2017 870 3295 -17 -35 12 13 -28
2018 114 428 5 1 2 3 11
2019 64 250 -1 3 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 1678 47.1 66.9 85.4 28.8 60.6 44.8 61.7 46.2 22.2 7.2 79.7
2016 2931 44.2 67.7 85.5 30.8 60.8 41.5 59 47.2 22.8 5.7 76.7
2017 3235 46.6 69.3 84.2 30.4 60.7 42.6 64.2 48.5 23.2 6.2 75.5
2018 429 46.7 66 96.2 28.1 73.4 42.3 67.5 45.7 10.7 7 66.7
2019 250 48.8 71.3 92 21.9 71.4 43.6 56.3 46 13 9.6 87.5
2021 63 55.6 68.6 95.8 25 57.1 38.1 80 49.2 12.9 7.9 80
8586 46 68.2 85.8 29.8 61.5 42.6 62 47.4 21.9 6.4 76.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 10 6 12 22 8 45 55 10 2 33 42 46 10 55 64
2016 55 47 46 49 61 18 51 59 69 41 61 47 55 58 52
2017 68 65 54 45 77 6 50 80 73 32 71 42 68 51 43
2018 7 16
2019 14 11
2021 0 0 0 0 4 8 1 1 3 2 97 2 0
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21 6 4.5 2 3 6 0 0
2021 21.8 1 2.1 -1 1 3 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 8 2 6 7 4 3 5 6 3 7 6 2 0 3 6 0 6 2 4 1 5 3 6 6 5 6 5 4 5 8
2021 1 3 1 3 4 2 1 4 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 3 2 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 1 3 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 93 93.3 0.3 92.8 -0.5 88.9 -3.9 1.2 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 85.6 0 85.8 0.2 82.8 -3 0.6 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 84.7 84.1 -0.6 84.5 0.4 81.4 -3.1 0.8 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.6 88.3 -1.3 86 -2.3 89.2 3.2 0 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 14.4 13.1 -1.3 16.1 3 22.6 6.5 -3.6 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.8 5.9 1.1 5.9 0 13.8 7.9 7 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 41 32.7 -8.3 30.1 -2.6 36.8 6.7 2.8 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 36.7 32.8 -3.9 29.8 -3 40.2 10.4 -6.2 undefined undefined
xBA .277 .245 -0.032 .233 -0.012 .289 0.056 0.03 undefined undefined
BA .253 .245 -0.008 .225 -0.02 .31 0.085 0.029 undefined undefined
xwOBA .34 .303 -0.037 .297 -0.006 .419 0.122 0.047 undefined undefined
wOBA .317 .296 -0.021 .291 -0.005 .426 0.135 0.045 undefined undefined
xSLG .439 .398 -0.041 .393 -0.005 .641 0.248 0.104 undefined undefined
SLG .411 .381 -0.03 .392 0.011 .67 0.278 0.151 undefined undefined
K% 17.9 19.9 2 19.4 -0.5 14 -5.4 -6.2 undefined undefined
BB% 7.9 7.1 -0.8 7.1 0 7.9 0.8 1.5 undefined undefined
Swing % 46.2 47.2 1 48.5 1.3 45.7 -2.8 0.3 undefined undefined
Whiff% 22.2 22.8 0.6 23.2 0.4 10.7 -12.5 2.3 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.1 44.2 -2.9 46.6 2.4 46.7 0.1 2.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.9 55.8 2.9 53.4 -2.4 53.3 -0.1 -2.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 28.8 30.8 2 30.4 -0.4 28.1 -2.3 -6.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 34.1 30.1 -4 31.9 1.8 29.8 -2.1 4.6 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 59 -2.7 64.2 5.2 67.5 3.3 -11.2 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 722 .294 367 9 2.5 355 48 13.5
2017 858 .290 470 1 0.2 388 3 0.8
2018 114 .426 43 2 4.7 71 8 11.3
2019 64 .471 30 3 10.0 34 14 41.2
2021 20 .399 12 5 41.7 8 6 75.0

Pitch Distribution