Hirokazu Sawamura
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 212LBS | Age: 34

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 3.60 18 0 0 15.0 13 1.33
2 Seasons 5 2 3.18 73 0 0 68.0 74 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 18 0-1 3.60 15.0 13 1.33
2 Seasons 73 5-2 3.18 68.0 74 1.43

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 33 945 138 15 10.9 6.5 89.5 111.3 11.3 29.0 .220 .400 .324 .316 .382 42.8 26.3 13.4 3.06 4.24
2022 34 226 39 3 7.7 5.3 88.7 110.2 10.6 35.9 .248 .423 .269 .310 .374 43.6 22.8 8.8 3.21 3.43
Player 1171 177 18 10.2 6.2 89.3 111.3 11.2 30.5 .226 .405 .313 .315 .381 42.9 25.6 12.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sawamura relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50%) ,
Split Finger
(27.9%) ,
Slider
(22.1%) ,


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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 51.4 22.5 18.8 7.2 41.3 37.0 21.7 5.1 38.4 21.7 20.3 3.6 10.9 6.5
2022 48.7 15.4 25.6 10.3 48.7 25.6 25.6 10.3 33.3 20.5 17.9 10.3 7.7 5.3
Player 50.8 20.9 20.3 7.9 42.9 34.5 22.6 6.2 37.3 21.5 19.8 5.1 10.2 6.2
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Slider BOS R 50 85.1 32.9 -3.5 -10 8.4 2.1 32
2022 Splitter BOS R 63 91.3 29.3 -0.4 -1 8.4 -2.6 -23
2022 4-Seamer BOS R 113 95.3 13.9 0.2 1 8.5 0.9 11
2021 Splitter BOS R 371 91.6 28.6 0.3 1 7.3 -2.0 -22
2021 Slider BOS R 144 86.3 30.8 -3.5 -10 4.2 -0.8 -16
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 430 96.0 13.2 0.7 5 8.3 0.4 6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.0 0 113 50.0 31 .269 .423 .369 15.1 3.2 6.7 .368 .617 .443 53.8
2022 Splitter 0.4 0 63 27.9 15 .267 .267 .240 40.6 46.7 23.3 .192 .353 .229 37.5
2022 Slider -2.7 -1 50 22.1 10 .100 .100 .090 51.9 50.0 33.3 .021 .024 .019 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 430 45.5 107 .247 .584 .406 19.3 15.9 20.5 .269 .556 .404 47.9
2021 Splitter -0.6 -2 371 39.3 103 .202 .245 .276 46.7 40.8 30.0 .154 .199 .203 34.6
2021 Slider 0.7 1 144 15.2 16 .267 .667 .463 45.6 12.5 12.5 .347 .735 .471 46.2
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 428 96.1 97 18.0 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Splitter 340 91.6 66 8.2 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Slider 141 86.4 24 7.3 10:00 10:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 111 95.3 95 18.1 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Splitter 51 91.1 66 8.4 1:00 2:30 -90
2022 Slider 48 85.1 27 10.2 8:45 9:45 -60
! 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
2021 237 990 -5 -17 12 8 -2
2022 56 226 -1 -1 0 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 945 38.8 73.0 78.7 30.3 44.0 41.7 49.3 46.9 35.0 5.2 87.8
2022 226 46.9 76.4 72.8 25.8 54.8 43.4 53.6 49.6 31.3 7.5 88.2
Player 1,171 40.4 73.8 77.4 29.5 45.6 42.0 50.2 47.4 34.2 5.6 87.9
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021 44 74 47 31 27 57 9 33 19 68 5 95 44 88 24
2022 61 52 50 49 57 67 46 49 26 52 41 84 61 77 17
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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 22.9 9 8.0 1 5 6 4 44.4
2022 23.3 1 1.4 0 0 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 9 9 9 7 7 9 8 8 9 8 9 8 5 6 5 9 10 8 6 7 12 8 8 7 9 9 8 7 8 6 11
2022 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96 95.3 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 91.6 91.3 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 86.3 85.1 -1.2
Exit Velocity 89.5 88.7 -0.8
Launch Angle 11.3 10.6 -0.7
Barrel % 10.9 7.7 -3.2
Hard Hit % 42.8 43.6 0.8
Sweet Spot % 29 35.9 6.9
xBA .22 .248 0.028
BA .227 .235 0.008
xwOBA .316 .31 -0.006
wOBA .324 .269 -0.055
xSLG .4 .423 0.023
SLG .429 .314 -0.115
K% 26.3 22.8 -3.5
BB% 13.4 8.8 -4.6
Swing % 46.9 49.6 2.7
Whiff% 35 31.3 -3.7
In Zone % 38.8 46.9 8.1
Out of Zone % 61.2 53.1 -8.1
Out of Zone Swing % 30.3 25.8 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 33.9 5.1
First Pitch Strike % 49.3 53.6 4.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 225 .325 161 23 14.3 64 49 76.6
2022 56 .269 37 13 35.1 19 14 73.7

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 220 22.6 0.9% 10.0% 206 31.9 0.0% 61.7%
2022 45 21.3 8.9% 4.4% 55 28.6 1.8% 36.4%

Pitch Distribution