Gabe Speier
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 19, #563, Boston Red Sox | Dos Pueblos (CA) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 1.17 7 0 0 7.2 5 1.30
2022 0 1 2.33 17 1 0 19.1 14 1.09
2023 2 2 3.79 69 0 1 54.2 64 1.06
5 Seasons 2 4 3.80 110 1 1 94.2 99 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 7 0-0 1.17 7.2 5 1.30
2022 17 0-1 2.33 19.1 14 1.09
2023 69 2-2 3.79 54.2 64 1.06
5 Seasons 110 2-4 3.80 94.2 99 1.19
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2019 24 153 17 3 17.6 9.1 91.4 111.6 27.9 47.1 .223 .496 .333 .365 .464 41.2 30.3 18.2 7.36 6.12
2020 25 122 20 1 5.0 3.3 89.1 104.4 9.6 45.0 .365 .491 .418 .418 .491 45.0 20.0 13.3 7.94 8.22
2021 26 105 27 0 0.0 0.0 83.6 104.6 11.9 37.0 .233 .298 .288 .245 .273 18.5 15.2 0.0 1.17 2.49
2022 27 298 58 2 3.4 2.6 88.0 109.7 14.9 34.5 .205 .330 .273 .259 .285 32.8 18.2 6.5 2.33 2.74
2023 28 782 138 12 8.7 5.6 88.5 109.2 6.9 30.4 .244 .392 .278 .290 .395 42.0 29.6 5.1 3.79 3.50
Player 1460 260 18 6.9 4.6 88.1 111.6 10.8 34.2 .242 .386 .294 .296 .370 37.7 25.4 6.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Speier relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(45.8%) ,
Slider
(31.8%) ,
Four Seamer
(20.7%) ,
Changeup
(1.7%) ,


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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
2019 29.4 41.2 11.8 17.6 35.3 35.3 29.4 5.9 23.5 35.3 17.6 0.0 17.6 9.1
2020 45.0 10.0 40.0 5.0 45.0 35.0 20.0 0.0 30.0 10.0 50.0 0.0 5.0 3.3
2021 44.4 18.5 33.3 3.7 25.9 33.3 40.7 3.7 37.0 29.6 25.9 3.7 0.0 0.0
2022 46.6 25.9 19.0 8.6 29.3 51.7 19.0 0.0 39.7 31.0 15.5 8.6 3.4 2.6
2023 55.8 20.3 21.0 2.9 41.3 37.0 21.7 8.0 39.1 13.8 26.8 2.9 8.7 5.6
Player 50.0 21.9 22.7 5.4 36.9 39.6 23.5 5.0 37.3 20.4 25.4 3.8 6.9 4.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Slider SEA L 249 84.4 39.5 2.4 7 3.2 -2.9 -47
2023 Sinker SEA L 358 94.4 24.0 0.3 1 17.7 2.3 15
2023 Changeup SEA L 13 88.4 32.1 1.1 4 13.9 -1.3 -8
2023 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 162 95.1 15.0 0.2 1 9.8 0.9 10
2022 4-Seam Fastball KC L 73 93.6 17.5 -2.0 -13 10.3 2.0 24
2022 Sinker KC L 93 93.7 24.6 1.5 6 16.7 1.3 8
2022 Slider KC L 122 81.9 43.3 3.5 9 4.6 -3.5 -43
2022 Changeup KC L 10 87.3 34.6 3.7 12 12.4 -2.2 -15
2021 Changeup KC L 3 88.1 32.6 2.7 9 12.4 -2.4 -16
2021 Slider KC L 38 83.2 40.5 2.1 5 3.6 -3.4 -48
2021 Sinker KC L 38 93.9 25.3 2.3 10 16.5 1.3 9
2021 4-Seam Fastball KC L 26 93.9 18.3 -2.3 -14 9.6 1.3 15
2020 Slider KC L 29 84.1 36.5 -1.1 -3 4.5 -0.9 -16
2020 4-Seam Fastball KC L 26 92.4 17.6 -1.1 -7 10.0 1.6 19
2020 Sinker KC L 40 91.8 26.0 1.4 6 16.0 0.6 4
2020 Curveball KC L 26 77.9 45.2 -8.1 -15 9.4 -0.6 -6
2019 4-Seam Fastball KC L 80 94.4 16.8 -0.7 -4 11.4 2.7 31
2019 Changeup KC L 2 84.0 32.3 -1.1 -3 14.6 0.1 1
2019 Slider KC L 56 82.6 43.6 3.0 8 6.0 -1.3 -18
2019 Sinker KC L 15 93.7 19.2 -3.8 -16 14.2 -1.3 -8
! 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 %
2023 Sinker 1.0 3 358 45.8 104 .296 .439 .340 18.6 14.4 20.5 .279 .414 .319 37.3
2023 Slider 1.1 3 249 31.8 63 .183 .300 .226 45.7 47.6 26.3 .215 .318 .234 40.6
2023 4-Seam Fastball 3.6 6 162 20.7 42 .128 .231 .192 35.7 45.2 22.4 .186 .394 .275 60.0
2023 Changeup -11.4 -1 13 1.7 3 .667 1.667 .967 0.0 0.0 0.0 .413 1.106 .626 66.7
2022 Slider 2.2 3 122 40.9 35 .152 .152 .174 23.2 22.9 21.1 .176 .243 .195 34.6
2022 Sinker 0.9 1 93 31.2 29 .222 .333 .250 15.6 20.7 25.0 .174 .271 .229 28.6
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.1 -2 73 24.5 13 .455 1.000 .619 21.9 0.0 0.0 .362 .727 .502 36.4
2022 Changeup -2.5 0 10 3.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Slider -0.1 0 38 36.2 10 .333 .333 .340 35.7 20.0 22.2 .333 .405 .360 14.3
2021 Sinker 8.1 3 38 36.2 16 .250 .250 .225 13.6 6.3 33.3 .201 .264 .203 20.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -4.6 -1 26 24.8 7 .429 .429 .386 15.4 28.6 33.3 .176 .237 .173 20.0
2021 Changeup -0.4 0 3 2.9 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker 1.9 1 40 32.8 15 .333 .400 .346 26.3 20.0 37.5 .280 .338 .274 41.7
2020 Slider -2.5 -1 29 23.8 4 .333 .667 .488 50.0 25.0 14.3 .360 .408 .429 50.0
2020 Curveball 6.0 2 27 22.1 5 .200 .200 .180 33.3 40.0 28.6 .439 .558 .435 66.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball -5.6 -1 26 21.3 6 .667 1.667 .833 14.3 0.0 0.0 .642 1.176 .736 33.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 0 80 52.3 19 .143 .429 .355 18.8 21.1 16.0 .193 .531 .399 30.0
2019 Slider -1.4 -1 56 36.6 11 .300 .600 .409 28.6 36.4 18.2 .330 .595 .410 66.7
2019 Sinker 4.4 1 15 9.8 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 66.7 25.0 .002 .002 .002 0.0
2019 Changeup -6.7 0 2 1.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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
2023 Changeup 12 88.5 92 15.3 10:00 9:15 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 160 95.1 91 17.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Sinker 356 94.4 92 19.4 10:30 9:30 60
2023 Slider 245 84.4 27 4.8 2:45 4:15 -90
2022 4-Seam Fastball 73 93.6 92 16.9 10:15 10:45 -30
2022 Sinker 92 93.7 95 18.5 10:15 9:30 45
2022 Slider 121 81.9 33 6.8 3:15 4:30 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 26 93.9 85 15.5 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Sinker 36 93.9 91 18.0 10:30 9:30 60
2021 Slider 38 83.2 30 5.1 3:00 4:15 -75
2020 Curveball 15 78.0 52 10.8 3:45 3:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 14 92.3 86 17.3 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Sinker 23 91.5 86 17.8 10:30 9:30 60
2020 Slider 17 84.5 27 5.2 1:30 2:45 -75
! 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 33 153 0 1 -1 -1 -1
2020 30 122 0 2 0 -1 0
2021 33 105 3 0 -1 0 2
2022 77 298 5 0 -1 -2 2
2023 212 782 4 10 0 -4 11
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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 %
2019 153 47.1 65.3 85.1 27.2 54.5 41.8 54.5 45.1 24.6 6.5 70.0
2020 122 41.8 56.9 82.8 23.9 47.1 35.2 50.0 37.7 30.4 4.1 100.0
2021 105 58.1 62.3 84.2 27.3 58.3 46.7 69.7 47.6 22.0 11.4 58.3
2022 298 49.0 67.1 87.8 23.7 55.6 40.3 45.5 45.0 20.1 6.0 61.1
2023 782 47.4 67.4 81.2 39.7 50.3 37.9 79.3 52.8 30.0 6.1 66.7
Player 1,460 48.0 65.9 83.3 32.9 51.6 39.2 67.4 48.8 27.1 6.4 66.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 68 90 14
2020 29 41 14
2021 58 8 12
2022 47 12 16
2023 78 49 58 63 78 68 34 61 27 89 92 77 100 60 14 10
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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 25.4 2 2.4 0 0 3 0 0.0
2020 23.4 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2022 20.9 2 0.9 1 1 1 0 0.0
2023 23.1 7 6.7 0 2 4 3 42.9
Player 23.2 12 11.0 1 3 8 4 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 0 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 1
2020 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
2022 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
2023 7 6 6 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 6 8 6 7 6 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 8 6 6 7 7 8 7 6
Player 12 10 9 11 12 10 12 11 8 10 9 12 11 11 10 13 11 11 12 12 11 11 12 13 11 10 11 13 13 11 9
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 92.0 -2.3 93.9 1.9 93.7 -0.2 94.6 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 84.0 0.0 0.0 88.1 0.0 87.3 -0.8 88.4 1.1
Breaking Velocity 82.6 81.1 -1.5 83.2 2.1 81.9 -1.3 84.4 2.5
Exit Velocity 91.4 89.1 -2.3 83.6 -5.5 88.0 4.4 88.5 0.5
Launch Angle 27.9 9.6 -18.3 11.9 2.3 14.9 3.0 6.9 -8.0
Barrel % 17.6 5.0 -12.6 0.0 -5.0 3.4 3.4 8.7 5.3
Hard Hit % 41.2 45.0 3.8 18.5 -26.5 32.8 14.3 42.0 9.2
Sweet Spot % 47.1 45.0 -2.1 37.0 -8.0 34.5 -2.5 30.4 -4.1
xBA .223 .365 0.142 .233 -0.132 .205 -0.028 .244 0.039
BA .185 .346 0.161 .313 -0.033 .225 -0.088 .235 0.010
xwOBA .365 .418 0.053 .245 -0.173 .259 0.014 .290 0.031
wOBA .333 .418 0.085 .288 -0.130 .273 -0.015 .278 0.005
xSLG .496 .491 -0.005 .298 -0.193 .330 0.032 .392 0.062
SLG .444 .538 0.094 .313 -0.225 .352 0.039 .375 0.023
K% 30.3 20.0 -10.3 15.2 -4.8 18.2 3.0 29.6 11.4
BB% 18.2 13.3 -4.9 0.0 -13.3 6.5 6.5 5.1 -1.4
Swing % 45.1 37.7 -7.4 47.6 9.9 45.0 -2.6 52.8 7.8
Whiff% 24.6 30.4 5.8 22.0 -8.4 20.1 -1.9 30.0 9.9
In Zone % 47.1 41.8 -5.3 58.1 16.3 49.0 -9.1 47.4 -1.6
Out of Zone % 52.9 58.2 5.3 41.9 -16.3 51.0 9.1 52.6 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 23.9 -3.3 27.3 3.4 23.7 -3.6 39.7 16.0
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 16.7 -16.6 30.3 13.6 27.3 -3.0 43.2 15.9
First Pitch Strike % 54.5 50.0 -4.5 69.7 19.7 45.5 -24.2 79.3 33.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 33 .333 19 0 0.0 14 3 21.4
2020 Shifts 30 .418 19 5 26.3 11 6 54.5
2021 Shifts 33 .288 19 4 21.1 14 4 28.6
2022 Shifts 77 .273 48 4 8.3 29 18 62.1
2023 Shades 212 .278 108 14 13.0 104 56 53.8
! 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 %
2019 57 19.3 0.0% 5.3% 14 25.1 0.0% 7.1%
2020 43 19.8 9.3% 2.3% 19 20.0 0.0% 10.5%
2021 26 21.1 0.0% 0.0% 22 23.3 0.0% 9.1%
2022 78 18.8 2.6% 2.6% 67 22.2 1.5% 7.5%
2023 213 16.9 22.1% 0.5% 101 17.5 14.9% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution