Hyeon-Jong Yang
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 0" 200LBS | Age: 35
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 3 5.60 12 4 0 35.1 25 1.64
1 Season 0 3 5.60 12 4 0 35.1 25 1.64
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 0-3 5.60 35.1 25 1.64
1 Season 12 0-3 5.60 35.1 25 1.64
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 33 592 118 17 14.4 10.6 89.7 113.2 13.6 38.1 .298 .573 .383 .400 .443 42.4 15.6 10.0 5.60 7.34
Player 592 118 17 14.4 10.6 89.7 113.2 13.6 38.1 .298 .573 .383 .400 .443 42.4 15.6 10.0
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

Yang relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(45.8%) ,
Changeup
(27.4%) ,
Slider
(23.0%) ,
Curveball
(3.9%) ,


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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 43.2 24.6 25.4 6.8 39.8 37.3 22.9 5.1 32.2 21.2 19.5 6.8 14.4 10.6
Player 43.2 24.6 25.4 6.8 39.8 37.3 22.9 5.1 32.2 21.2 19.5 6.8 14.4 10.6
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
2021 Slider TEX L 136 80.5 43.0 1.2 3 4.9 -2.3 -32
2021 Changeup TEX L 162 81.4 31.3 -1.1 -4 13.7 0.6 4
2021 4-Seam Fastball TEX L 271 89.9 16.1 0.7 4 1.6 -4.8 -75
2021 Curveball TEX L 23 72.1 67.6 2.0 3 4.1 -8.2 -67
! 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 %
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 271 45.8 63 .340 .453 .417 18.5 11.1 13.2 .316 .501 .405 39.1
2021 Changeup -1.8 -3 162 27.4 47 .268 .512 .382 30.5 27.7 20.0 .268 .539 .370 41.4
2021 Slider -3.9 -5 136 23.0 45 .279 .674 .439 13.3 11.1 10.0 .306 .712 .435 47.4
2021 Curveball 3.7 1 23 3.9 5 .200 .400 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .279 .460 .321 40.0
! 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
2021 Changeup 162 81.4 89 16.7 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Curveball 23 72.1 82 18.4 5:30 5:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 271 89.9 87 17.1 11:30 11:45 -15
2021 Slider 136 80.5 30 6.4 2:45 4:00 -75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 160 592 7 -6 -5 -4 -8
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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 592 51.5 71.8 87.2 26.1 58.7 38.5 56.9 49.7 20.1 6.6 76.9
Player 592 51.5 71.8 87.2 26.1 58.7 38.5 56.9 49.7 20.1 6.6 76.9
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 35 78
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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 24.5 9 9.0 0 1 6 5 55.6
Player 24.5 9 9.0 0 1 6 5 55.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 9 11 7 8 9 9 9 10 8 8 8 10 9 8 9 9 9 10 9 9 10 7 10 9 9 9 10 9 11 8 9
Player 9 11 7 8 9 9 9 10 8 8 8 10 9 8 9 9 9 10 9 9 10 7 10 9 9 9 10 9 11 8 9
! 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 160 .383 115 34 29.6 45 33 73.3
! 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 %
2021 156 18.1 12.8% 1.9% 90 24.2 0.0% 11.1%
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Pitch Distribution