Gavin Williams
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 6" 250LBS | Age: 24
Draft: 2021 | Rd: 1, #23, Cleveland Indians | East Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 3 5 3.29 16 16 0 82 81 1.26
1 Season 3 5 3.29 16 16 0 82 81 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 16 3-5 3.29 82 81 1.26
1 Season 16 3-5 3.29 82 81 1.26
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
2023 23 1386 223 12 5.4 3.5 88.0 112.1 14.6 34.1 .244 .381 .299 .316 .363 38.6 23.5 10.7 3.29 4.21
Player 1386 223 12 5.4 3.5 88.0 112.1 14.6 34.1 .244 .381 .299 .316 .363 38.6 23.5 10.7
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

Williams relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(55.3%) ,
Slider
(22.1%) ,
Curveball
(17.0%) ,
Changeup
(5.6%) ,


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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
2023 38.6 26.5 28.7 6.3 32.7 41.3 26.0 4.0 27.4 28.7 27.8 6.7 5.4 3.5
Player 38.6 26.5 28.7 6.3 32.7 41.3 26.0 4.0 27.4 28.7 27.8 6.7 5.4 3.5
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 Changeup CLE R 77 88.2 26.3 -2.1 -8 15.8 1.1 7
2023 Slider CLE R 306 84.9 36.7 0.2 0 3.7 -1.4 -27
2023 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 766 95.7 13.9 0.1 1 9.8 2.6 36
2023 Curveball CLE R 233 76.3 63.9 5.1 9 9.9 0.4 5
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 8 767 55.3 181 .250 .404 .334 24.9 20.4 17.3 .277 .442 .357 45.8
2023 Slider 2.8 8 306 22.1 91 .157 .241 .237 31.8 26.4 22.4 .196 .256 .239 30.5
2023 Curveball -0.6 -2 235 17.0 53 .174 .391 .284 35.2 30.2 17.8 .187 .321 .273 25.8
2023 Changeup -4.4 -3 78 5.6 19 .353 .588 .434 21.2 21.1 13.8 .335 .586 .422 38.5
! 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 78 88.2 99 18.3 2:00 2:15 -15
2023 Curveball 231 76.2 97 22.1 7:00 7:00 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 766 95.7 98 18.5 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Slider 305 84.9 36 4.7 10:15 9:00 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 344 1,386 15 10 -8 -6 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 %
2023 1,386 50.4 68.1 76.9 26.6 60.1 44.6 63.2 47.5 27.8 6.4 75.3
Player 1,386 50.4 68.1 76.9 26.6 60.1 44.6 63.2 47.5 27.8 6.4 75.3
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
2023 47 49 64 75 27 68 85 72 53 50 20 63 22 79 46 23 99
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 22.9 8 9.1 -1 4 10 1 12.5
Player 22.9 8 9.1 -1 4 10 1 12.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 8 9 5 8 10 9 10 7 8 8 9 7 10 8 11 10 10 9 9 10 9 11 12 12 9 8 9 9 10 9 9
Player 8 9 5 8 10 9 10 7 8 8 9 7 10 8 11 10 10 9 9 10 9 11 12 12 9 8 9 9 10 9 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 344 .299 162 0 0.0 182 87 47.8
! 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 %
2023 405 15.9 30.6% 0.5% 202 20.9 1.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution