Hunter Cervenka
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 250LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 27, #832, Boston Red Sox | Ross S Sterling HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 0 15.43 5 0 0 4.2 6 1.93
2 Seasons 1 0 4.69 73 0 0 48.0 48 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 5 0-0 15.43 4.2 6 1.93
2 Seasons 73 1-0 4.69 48.0 48 1.42

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
2016 26 759 111 7 6.3 3.8 86.2 111.6 12.0 24.3 .209 .339 .291 .297 .326 24.3 23.1 15.4 3.53 3.69
2017 27 98 8 0 0.0 0.0 82.0 102.8 14.4 25.0 .101 .133 .342 .361 .189 12.5 25.0 33.3 15.43 5.81
Player 857 119 7 5.9 3.4 86.0 111.6 12.1 24.4 .201 .323 .297 .305 .317 23.5 23.3 17.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cervenka relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(41.8%) ,
Curveball
(29.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(24.5%) ,
Sinker
(4.1%) ,


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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
2016 49.5 23.4 20.7 6.3 31.5 35.1 31.5 4.5 34.2 25.2 19.8 4.5 6.3 3.8
2017 50.0 12.5 25.0 12.5 37.5 12.5 50.0 12.5 25.0 37.5 12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 49.6 22.7 21.0 6.7 31.9 33.6 32.8 5.0 33.6 26.1 19.3 4.2 5.9 3.4
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 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
2017 Curveball MIA L 29 80.7 51.2 -0.6 -1 15.3 6.8 80
2017 Slider MIA L 41 90.2 26.5 -2.7 -9 3.7 1.1 44
2017 Sinker MIA L 4 93.1 24.4 3.3 16 15.7 0.7 5
2017 4-Seamer MIA L 24 93.5 16.6 -1.4 -10 3.8 -4.9 -56
2016 Slider MIA L 366 88.8 29.0 -0.3 -1 3.5 -0.7 -17
2016 4-Seamer MIA L 305 93.3 15.1 -0.5 -4 6.5 -1.1 -15
2016 Curveball MIA L 55 79.4 57.7 5.3 10 11.3 2.1 22
! 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 %
2017 Slider 3.5 1 41 41.8 10 .250 .250 .489 15.4 0.0 0.0 .260 .345 .503 20.0
2017 Curveball -1.2 0 29 29.6 8 .000 .000 .175 63.6 62.5 45.5 .014 .018 .185 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 2.3 1 24 24.5 6 .000 .000 .350 16.7 16.7 33.3 .042 .055 .387 0.0
2017 Sinker 4.5 0 4 4.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 177 743 -10 -5 4 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 %
2016 759 43.5 65.2 87.9 29.8 52.3 37.7 45.1 45.2 24.2 7.5 77.2
2017 98 40.8 55.0 77.3 15.5 44.4 42.9 54.2 31.6 32.3 6.1 66.7
Player 857 43.2 64.1 86.9 28.1 51.8 38.3 46.1 43.6 24.9 7.4 76.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2016 59 88 83 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.6 3 3.4 0 3 3 1 33.3
Player 22.6 3 3.4 0 3 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 3 5 2 3 4 3 4 4 2 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 7 2 3 3 2 4 5 3 2 3 6
Player 3 3 5 2 3 4 3 4 4 2 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 7 2 3 3 2 4 5 3 2 3 6
! 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 93.3 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 0 0
Breaking Velocity 87.6 -1.3
Exit Velocity 86.2 -4.2
Launch Angle 12 2.4
Barrel % 6.3 -6.3
Hard Hit % 24.3 -11.8
Sweet Spot % 24.3 0.7
xBA .209 -0.108
BA .204 -0.121
xwOBA .297 0.064
wOBA .291 0.051
xSLG .339 -0.206
SLG .336 -0.253
K% 23.1 1.9
BB% 15.4 17.9
Swing % 45.2 -13.6
Whiff% 24.2 8.1
In Zone % 43.5 -2.7
Out of Zone % 56.5 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 29.8 -14.3
First Pitch Swing % 26.9 2.3
First Pitch Strike % 45.1 9.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 172 .290 77 3 3.9 95 11 11.6
2017 24 .342 13 1 7.7 11 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 181 19.7 9.9% 8.3% 153 24.8 2.0% 26.8%
2017 28 18.5 10.7% 3.6% 25 23.7 0.0% 24.0%
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Pitch Distribution