Griffin Jax
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #93, Minnesota Twins | Air Force

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 3 6 4.44 26 0 0 24.1 27 1.40
3 Seasons 14 15 4.89 109 14 1 178.2 170 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 26 3-6 4.44 24.1 27 1.40
3 Seasons 109 14-15 4.89 178.2 170 1.24

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
2021 26 1394 261 33 12.6 9.2 90.8 113.3 19.8 33.0 .251 .524 .358 .358 .404 43.7 18.1 8.1 6.37 5.62
2022 27 1157 189 13 6.9 4.5 88.1 110.8 10.6 33.9 .220 .353 .265 .278 .349 37.0 26.9 6.9 3.36 3.17
2023 28 407 72 2 2.8 1.9 87.6 108.5 5.8 29.2 .217 .287 .282 .255 .302 36.1 25.0 8.3 4.44 2.60
Player 2958 522 48 9.2 6.3 89.4 113.3 14.6 32.8 .234 .424 .312 .313 .371 40.2 22.4 7.7
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Jax relies on 5 pitches.
Sweeper
(60.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(25.6%) ,
Changeup
(6.9%) ,
Cutter
(4.4%) ,
Sinker
(2.7%) ,


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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
2021 32.2 41.8 18.8 7.3 41.8 33.7 24.5 2.3 23.0 34.5 16.5 11.1 12.6 9.2
2022 46.0 24.9 24.3 4.8 32.3 40.7 27.0 3.7 39.2 23.3 20.1 6.3 6.9 4.5
2023 58.3 12.5 23.6 5.6 27.8 37.5 34.7 5.6 50.0 18.1 19.4 4.2 2.8 1.9
Player 40.8 31.6 21.5 6.1 36.4 36.8 26.8 3.3 32.6 28.2 18.2 8.4 9.2 6.3
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 4-Seamer MIN R 104 96.1 14.1 0.2 1 6.2 -2.7 -30
2023 Sinker MIN R 11 95.6 18.7 -3.0 -14 15.7 -0.1 0
2023 Sweeper MIN R 246 86.5 40.8 5.3 15 14.0 1.8 15
2023 Changeup MIN R 27 90.5 28.7 -0.2 -1 13.8 -1.6 -11
2023 Cutter MIN R 18 92.8 22.8 -1.0 -5 3.4 2.1 161
2022 Changeup MIN R 158 89.8 28.2 -0.7 -3 14.2 -0.7 -4
2022 Curveball MIN R 49 82.6 51.2 1.7 3 3.0 -4.6 -61
2022 Sweeper MIN R 560 86.4 38.8 2.3 6 11.4 0.6 6
2022 4-Seamer MIN R 390 95.4 13.5 1.0 7 8.6 0.5 6
2021 Changeup MIN R 195 85.6 29.4 -1.4 -4 14.2 0.0 0
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 640 92.6 15.8 0.3 2 12.1 4.2 53
2021 Curveball MIN R 125 79.8 56.4 3.9 7 5.7 -3.3 -36
2021 Sweeper MIN R 433 83.3 41.2 1.4 3 11.1 -2.5 -18
! 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 Sweeper -1.2 -3 246 60.4 69 .197 .212 .244 28.7 31.9 25.0 .184 .230 .203 31.8
2023 4-Seamer -0.1 0 104 25.6 21 .313 .438 .400 21.6 9.5 14.3 .277 .389 .368 53.3
2023 Changeup 8.0 2 28 6.9 11 .400 .700 .486 20.0 27.3 27.3 .269 .420 .331 28.6
2023 Cutter 0.2 0 18 4.4 4 .500 .500 .450 12.5 0.0 0.0 .257 .327 .257 25.0
2023 Sinker -0.3 0 11 2.7 2 .500 .500 .450 28.6 0.0 -- .506 .586 .482 50.0
2022 Sweeper -1.3 -7 560 48.4 161 .187 .260 .231 36.8 34.8 24.5 .194 .293 .238 34.4
2022 4-Seamer 0.5 2 390 33.7 75 .258 .530 .371 19.3 14.7 10.4 .260 .496 .362 44.6
2022 Changeup -0.3 -1 158 13.7 38 .222 .250 .232 31.7 26.3 27.8 .233 .329 .269 26.9
2022 Curveball 0.5 0 49 4.2 13 .250 .417 .315 15.8 7.7 7.7 .296 .393 .329 45.5
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 1 640 45.9 174 .268 .569 .386 12.8 10.9 11.6 .274 .616 .406 50.0
2021 Sweeper 1.6 7 434 31.1 126 .226 .470 .336 36.0 33.3 26.6 .189 .369 .272 29.7
2021 Changeup 4.6 9 195 14.0 39 .333 .694 .474 24.7 7.7 5.9 .310 .570 .398 48.5
2021 Curveball 0.1 0 125 9.0 20 .188 .375 .295 7.9 5.0 3.0 .344 .658 .451 43.8
! 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 Changeup 195 85.6 99 16.4 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 125 79.8 67 17.3 7:00 6:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 640 92.6 97 19.9 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sweeper 432 83.3 41 12.7 7:30 8:30 -60
2022 Changeup 153 89.8 90 15.7 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Curveball 49 82.6 55 13.9 7:00 6:30 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 390 95.4 92 18.4 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sweeper 555 86.4 38 12.9 7:15 8:30 -75
2023 Changeup 26 90.5 85 15.2 1:45 2:30 -45
2023 Cutter 18 92.8 46 8.9 12:15 11:15 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 103 96.2 86 16.3 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 11 95.6 87 19.5 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Sweeper 241 86.5 53 16.2 7:30 8:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 359 1,394 6 -4 9 6 18
2022 287 1,157 -5 -7 2 4 -6
2023 107 407 -2 -2 2 1 -1
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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 %
2021 1,394 49.9 69.0 86.3 27.7 59.1 41.7 59.2 48.3 21.2 8.8 81.1
2022 1,157 50.0 64.2 81.2 33.4 47.7 42.8 64.9 48.8 29.6 6.9 56.3
2023 407 51.1 61.5 84.4 34.2 51.5 47.4 57.0 48.2 26.0 6.1 84.0
Player 2,958 50.1 66.1 84.1 30.8 53.1 42.9 61.1 48.5 25.2 7.7 72.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2021 8 33 3 1 40 16 2 9 13 15 52 16 47 39 66 80 14
2022 78 71 68 61 77 62 57 59 59 74 61 77 87 78 86 13
2023 93 76 92 96 81 89 95 74 67 61 51 52 92 81 75 38
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24.0 23 23.7 -1 7 11 15 65.2
2022 25.2 7 7.8 -1 5 4 4 57.1
2023 -- 0 0.6 -1 2 1 0 --
Player 24.3 30 32.1 -2 14 16 19 63.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 23 25 21 22 26 24 26 28 20 20 20 28 23 22 24 27 23 24 25 26 24 24 27 25 19 21 26 21 23 22 24
2022 7 6 8 5 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 9 8 8 8 7 9 7 8 9 8 9 9 6 8 7 9 9 8 9
2023 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Player 30 31 29 28 35 32 34 35 28 27 28 36 33 30 33 35 32 33 32 35 33 33 38 37 25 29 34 31 33 31 33
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 95.4 2.8 95.6 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 89.8 4.2 90.4 0.6
Breaking Velocity 82.5 86.1 3.6 86.5 0.4
Exit Velocity 90.8 88.1 -2.7 87.6 -0.5
Launch Angle 19.8 10.6 -9.2 5.8 -4.8
Barrel % 12.6 6.9 -5.7 2.8 -4.1
Hard Hit % 43.7 37.0 -6.7 36.1 -0.9
Sweet Spot % 33.0 33.9 0.9 29.2 -4.7
xBA .251 .220 -0.031 .217 -0.003
BA .256 .212 -0.044 .255 0.043
xwOBA .358 .278 -0.080 .255 -0.023
wOBA .358 .265 -0.093 .282 0.017
xSLG .524 .353 -0.171 .287 -0.066
SLG .537 .333 -0.204 .316 -0.017
K% 18.1 26.9 8.8 25.0 -1.9
BB% 8.1 6.9 -1.2 8.3 1.4
Swing % 48.3 48.8 0.5 48.2 -0.6
Whiff% 21.2 29.6 8.4 26.0 -3.6
In Zone % 49.9 50.0 0.1 51.1 1.1
Out of Zone % 50.1 50.0 -0.1 48.9 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 33.4 5.7 34.2 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 31.7 30.2 -1.5 23.4 -6.8
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 64.9 5.7 57.0 -7.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 338 .360 206 27 13.1 132 105 79.5
2022 286 .261 186 43 23.1 100 72 72.0
2023 107 .282 62 0 0.0 45 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

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