Ethan Roberts
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 180LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 4, #128, Chicago Cubs | Tennessee Tech
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 8.22 9 0 0 7.2 9 2.09
2024 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 6 6 1.50
2 Seasons 0 1 4.61 13 0 0 13.2 15 1.83
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 9 0-1 8.22 7.2 9 2.09
2024 4 0-0 0.00 6 6 1.50
2 Seasons 13 0-1 4.61 13.2 15 1.83
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2022 24 177 22 4 18.2 10.5 89.1 109.6 13.8 45.5 .300 .576 .494 .434 .529 54.5 23.7 15.8 8.22 8.91
2024 26 105 18 0 0.0 0.0 90.1 109.4 20.1 55.6 .280 .374 .306 .311 .373 38.9 23.1 7.7 0.00 3.90
Player 282 40 4 10.0 6.3 89.5 109.6 16.7 50.0 .291 .488 .417 .384 .459 47.5 23.4 12.5
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Roberts relies on 2 pitches.
Sweeper
(61.0%) ,
Cutter
(39.0%) ,


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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
2022 36.4 22.7 36.4 4.5 36.4 40.9 22.7 9.1 31.8 9.1 27.3 4.5 18.2 10.5
2024 22.2 38.9 38.9 0.0 38.9 22.2 38.9 0.0 16.7 27.8 38.9 16.7 0.0 0.0
Player 30.0 30.0 37.5 2.5 37.5 32.5 30.0 5.0 25.0 17.5 32.5 10.0 10.0 6.3
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Cutter CHC R 41 88.3 29.8 -2.6 -10 4.3 2.7 176
2024 Sweeper CHC R 64 80.6 44.3 4.1 10 19.9 5.0 34
2022 Curveball CHC R 11 80.5 54.2 5.0 10 12.4 1.7 15
2022 Sweeper CHC R 46 82.9 42.0 4.2 11 21.1 7.0 50
2022 Cutter CHC R 120 93.2 22.2 -0.3 -1 2.3 1.7 247
! 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 %
2024 Sweeper 3.0 2 64 61.0 17 .250 .313 .274 36.7 29.4 20.8 .191 .270 .226 45.5
2024 Cutter 0.3 0 41 39.0 9 .375 .375 .378 6.7 11.1 14.3 .457 .581 .474 28.6
2022 Cutter -2.4 -3 120 67.8 24 .278 .556 .438 18.3 25.0 14.3 .281 .474 .419 66.7
2022 Sweeper -5.7 -3 46 26.0 12 .273 .636 .404 20.0 25.0 15.8 .244 .392 .314 25.0
2022 Curveball -16.1 -2 11 6.2 2 1.000 3.000 1.625 14.3 0.0 0.0 .780 2.502 1.367 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Cutter 41 88.3 38 6.2 11:45 10:30 75
2024 Sweeper 61 80.5 70 21.1 8:00 8:30 -30
2022 Curveball 10 80.6 79 19.4 7:30 7:30 0
2022 Cutter 120 93.2 50 8.8 12:15 11:30 45
2022 Sweeper 36 82.9 69 22.6 8:00 8:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 38 177 -4 0 -2 -1 -7
2024 26 105 0 3 -1 0 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 %
2022 177 52.5 73.1 85.3 22.6 68.4 44.1 50.0 49.2 18.4 6.2 81.8
2024 105 50.5 60.4 90.6 25.0 30.8 37.1 65.4 42.9 26.7 6.7 71.4
Player 282 51.8 68.5 87.0 23.5 53.1 41.5 56.3 46.8 21.2 6.4 77.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 38 .494 26 10 38.5 12 9 75.0
2024 Shades 26 .306 11 1 9.1 15 5 33.3
! 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 40 25.3 0.0% 12.5% 35 30.1 0.0% 51.4%
2024 23 18.0 0.0% 0.0% 19 19.1 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution