Griffin Jax
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #93, Minnesota Twins | Air Force
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 5 6.37 18 14 0 82 65 1.35
2022 7 4 3.36 65 0 1 72.1 78 1.05
2023 6 10 3.86 71 0 4 65.1 68 1.18
3 Seasons 17 19 4.63 154 14 5 219.2 211 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 18 4-5 6.37 82 65 1.35
2022 65 7-4 3.36 72.1 78 1.05
2023 71 6-10 3.86 65.1 68 1.18
3 Seasons 154 17-19 4.63 219.2 211 1.20
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
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 1047 183 6 3.3 2.2 86.8 109.0 6.9 29.0 .214 .308 .282 .264 .309 33.3 24.8 6.9 3.86 2.87
Player 3598 633 52 8.2 5.6 88.8 113.3 13.3 32.1 .230 .405 .307 .305 .360 38.7 22.8 7.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Jax relies on 5 pitches.
Sweeper
(52.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(22.2%) ,
Sinker
(13.3%) ,
Changeup
(8.9%) ,
Cutter
(2.9%) ,


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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 56.8 17.5 19.7 6.0 39.9 32.8 27.3 5.5 44.8 20.2 21.3 4.9 3.3 2.2
Player 43.4 29.7 20.7 6.2 38.4 35.5 26.1 3.6 34.1 27.0 19.0 7.9 8.2 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 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 MIN R 92 91.1 28.1 -0.6 -2 14.3 -0.9 -6
2023 Cutter MIN R 30 92.6 24.0 -1.7 -7 3.3 1.7 109
2023 Sinker MIN R 139 96.5 17.8 -3.6 -17 14.3 -1.3 -8
2023 4-Seamer MIN R 232 96.5 13.3 1.1 7 6.4 -2.2 -26
2023 Sweeper MIN R 553 86.7 40.9 4.7 13 13.5 1.4 12
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 0.4 5
2022 Curveball MIN R 49 82.6 51.2 1.7 4 3.0 -4.6 -61
2022 Changeup MIN R 158 89.8 28.2 -0.7 -2 14.2 -0.7 -4
2021 Sweeper MIN R 433 83.3 41.2 1.3 3 11.1 -2.5 -18
2021 Changeup MIN R 195 85.6 29.4 -1.4 -4 14.2 0.0 0
2021 Curveball MIN R 125 79.8 56.4 3.9 7 5.7 -3.3 -36
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 640 92.6 15.8 0.3 2 12.1 4.2 53
! 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 1.1 6 553 52.8 157 .197 .320 .270 28.6 29.9 22.7 .194 .307 .245 32.0
2023 4-Seamer 1.6 4 232 22.2 42 .229 .314 .313 25.3 21.4 16.4 .192 .252 .277 38.5
2023 Sinker 1.2 2 139 13.3 35 .226 .290 .294 15.4 8.6 21.4 .273 .331 .306 34.5
2023 Changeup -2.8 -3 93 8.9 34 .344 .438 .363 36.5 26.5 29.0 .253 .316 .274 30.4
2023 Cutter -5.2 -2 30 2.9 5 .600 1.000 .680 8.3 0.0 0.0 .328 .520 .367 40.0
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 .368 .271 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 .342 .656 .450 43.8
! 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 90 91.1 85 15.6 1:45 2:30 -45
2023 Cutter 30 92.6 44 7.9 12:00 11:00 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 231 96.5 87 17.0 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 138 96.5 86 18.5 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Sweeper 548 86.7 53 15.8 7:30 8:15 -45
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
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
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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 273 1,047 5 13 -6 -5 7
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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 1,047 53.2 62.8 81.4 31.4 51.9 43.8 56.0 48.1 26.6 7.3 75.0
Player 3,598 50.9 65.6 83.3 30.6 53.0 42.7 60.0 48.4 25.5 7.7 72.3
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
2021 8 32 3 1 40 16 2 9 13 15 52 16 47 32 69 80 14
2022 78 71 68 61 77 62 57 59 59 74 61 77 87 76 87 13
2023 95 82 94 94 89 95 97 89 85 61 72 55 78 89 84 39
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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 25.7 5 5.2 0 3 3 3 60.0
Player 24.5 35 36.7 -2 15 18 22 62.9

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 5 4 4 6 5 5 5 5 6 4 5 7 5 4 6 6 7 5 5 6 4 5 7 7 4 4 5 5 5 6 5
Player 35 35 33 33 39 37 39 40 33 31 33 42 37 34 38 41 37 38 37 40 37 37 43 41 29 33 38 35 37 36 38
! 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 96.2 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 89.8 4.2 91.1 1.3
Breaking Velocity 82.5 86.1 3.6 86.7 0.6
Exit Velocity 90.8 88.1 -2.7 86.8 -1.3
Launch Angle 19.8 10.6 -9.2 6.9 -3.7
Barrel % 12.6 6.9 -5.7 3.3 -3.6
Hard Hit % 43.7 37.0 -6.7 33.3 -3.7
Sweet Spot % 33.0 33.9 0.9 29.0 -4.9
xBA .251 .220 -0.031 .214 -0.006
BA .256 .212 -0.044 .232 0.020
xwOBA .358 .278 -0.080 .264 -0.014
wOBA .358 .265 -0.093 .282 0.017
xSLG .524 .353 -0.171 .308 -0.045
SLG .537 .333 -0.204 .344 0.011
K% 18.1 26.9 8.8 24.8 -2.1
BB% 8.1 6.9 -1.2 6.9 0.0
Swing % 48.3 48.8 0.5 48.1 -0.7
Whiff% 21.2 29.6 8.4 26.6 -3.0
In Zone % 49.9 50.0 0.1 53.2 3.2
Out of Zone % 50.1 50.0 -0.1 46.8 -3.2
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 33.4 5.7 31.4 -2.0
First Pitch Swing % 31.7 30.2 -1.5 22.7 -7.5
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 64.9 5.7 56.0 -8.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 338 .360 206 28 13.6 132 117 88.6
2022 Shifts 286 .261 186 43 23.1 100 77 77.0
2023 Shades 273 .282 157 14 8.9 116 77 66.4
! 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 %
2021 437 15.8 38.9% 0.5% 162 25.0 0.0% 8.0%
2022 289 20.1 1.4% 5.2% 213 22.7 0.0% 4.7%
2023 271 16.2 25.5% 0.4% 165 19.5 0.6% 1.2%
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Pitch Distribution