Graham Ashcraft
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 2" 248LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 6, #174, Cincinnati Reds | Alabama - Birmingham
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 6 4.89 19 19 0 105 71 1.42
2023 7 9 4.76 26 26 0 145.2 111 1.37
2 Seasons 12 15 4.81 45 45 0 250.2 182 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 19 5-6 4.89 105 71 1.42
2023 26 7-9 4.76 145.2 111 1.37
2 Seasons 45 12-15 4.81 250.2 182 1.39
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
2022 24 1756 355 17 4.8 3.7 86.9 115.9 3.8 31.0 .263 .375 .326 .311 .333 36.3 15.3 6.5 4.89 4.02
2023 25 2324 450 31 6.9 5.0 88.4 112.3 8.1 34.0 .272 .429 .339 .340 .374 38.9 17.8 8.3 4.76 4.96
Player 4080 805 48 6.0 4.4 87.7 115.9 6.2 32.7 .268 .406 .334 .327 .356 37.8 16.7 7.5
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

Ashcraft relies on 3 pitches.
Cutter
(52.9%) ,
Slider
(37.4%) ,
Sinker
(9.7%) ,


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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
2022 54.6 18.9 22.5 3.9 35.2 37.7 27.0 5.6 42.3 16.3 27.0 3.7 4.8 3.7
2023 48.0 22.4 24.4 5.1 34.2 41.1 24.7 5.3 36.2 20.7 26.0 4.4 6.9 5.0
Player 50.9 20.9 23.6 4.6 34.7 39.6 25.7 5.5 38.9 18.8 26.5 4.1 6.0 4.4
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 CIN R 867 88.3 35.5 2.5 8 13.2 9.3 233
2023 Cutter CIN R 1,227 95.8 22.8 -1.0 -4 2.1 0.3 19
2023 Sinker CIN R 225 96.5 21.8 0.9 4 6.7 -8.6 -56
2022 Slider CIN R 456 85.8 40.0 4.5 13 11.0 6.4 140
2022 Changeup CIN R 12 89.8 28.1 -0.7 -3 13.6 -1.3 -9
2022 Sinker CIN R 336 97.1 22.6 1.7 8 9.7 -5.8 -37
2022 Cutter CIN R 850 97.3 19.3 0.0 0 0.5 -0.4 -42
! 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 Cutter 0.1 1 1,229 52.9 352 .292 .436 .367 17.0 11.4 14.3 .294 .425 .359 39.9
2023 Slider -0.7 -6 869 37.4 217 .221 .461 .310 33.1 31.3 23.1 .220 .415 .293 30.9
2023 Sinker 0.0 0 225 9.7 54 .286 .429 .368 9.9 5.6 6.1 .355 .513 .404 56.5
2022 Cutter 0.3 2 898 51.1 233 .284 .380 .340 15.2 9.4 10.9 .269 .375 .323 33.2
2022 Slider -0.6 -3 476 27.1 118 .235 .409 .300 32.0 35.6 21.3 .229 .367 .269 32.9
2022 Sinker -1.6 -6 370 21.1 110 .316 .429 .369 10.9 6.4 10.4 .280 .363 .320 45.2
2022 Changeup -10.2 -1 12 0.7 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 20.0 0.0 0.0 .727 1.496 .948 50.0
! 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 Cutter 1,225 95.8 43 7.0 12:00 11:15 45
2023 Sinker 221 96.5 49 9.9 12:45 1:30 -45
2023 Slider 866 88.3 50 14.2 7:45 8:45 -60
2022 Changeup 12 89.8 81 15.0 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Cutter 826 97.3 56 9.1 12:30 11:45 45
2022 Sinker 322 97.1 63 11.7 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 445 85.8 53 12.9 7:45 8:15 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 463 1,756 -3 10 -7 -8 -7
2023 623 2,324 6 16 -14 -13 -5
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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 1,756 50.5 70.1 87.9 28.2 64.1 42.6 58.4 49.4 18.6 7.0 82.9
2023 2,324 51.3 68.0 86.1 27.3 54.4 43.0 59.8 48.2 22.1 8.3 75.0
Player 4,080 51.0 68.9 86.9 27.7 58.7 42.8 59.2 48.7 20.6 7.7 78.1
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
2022 41 15 53 83 29 49 88 83 63 6 70 6 34 93 38 3
2023 20 15 31 53 16 22 68 64 51 14 50 21 29 89 76 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.6 11 9.3 2 5 8 3 27.3
2023 23.3 23 17.3 6 4 16 7 30.4
Player 23.8 34 26.5 8 9 24 10 29.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 11 7 9 8 9 10 10 6 6 8 8 9 11 9 10 12 9 9 9 9 10 10 13 11 7 9 10 10 9 11 10
2023 23 17 13 17 21 16 18 16 15 13 16 18 17 15 20 18 22 15 18 22 15 15 25 21 14 14 15 20 20 18 14
Player 34 24 22 25 30 26 28 22 21 21 24 27 28 24 30 30 31 24 27 31 25 25 38 32 21 23 25 30 29 29 24
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.2 95.9 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 89.8 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 85.8 88.3 2.5
Exit Velocity 86.9 88.4 1.5
Launch Angle 3.8 8.1 4.3
Barrel % 4.8 6.9 2.1
Hard Hit % 36.3 38.9 2.6
Sweet Spot % 31.0 34.0 3.0
xBA .263 .272 0.009
BA .281 .265 -0.016
xwOBA .311 .340 0.029
wOBA .326 .339 0.013
xSLG .375 .429 0.054
SLG .404 .444 0.040
K% 15.3 17.8 2.5
BB% 6.5 8.3 1.8
Swing % 49.4 48.2 -1.2
Whiff% 18.6 22.1 3.5
In Zone % 50.5 51.3 0.8
Out of Zone % 49.5 48.7 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 28.2 27.3 -0.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.1 28.8 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 59.8 1.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 463 .326 251 24 9.6 212 115 54.2
2023 Shades 623 .339 326 43 13.2 297 176 59.3
! 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 486 18.4 6.8% 1.0% 288 21.8 0.3% 3.1%
2023 642 15.7 33.3% 0.8% 374 17.5 8.6% 0.3%
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Pitch Distribution