Ian Hamilton
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 11, #326, Chicago White Sox | Washington State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 6.75 1 0 0 2.2 0 1.50
2023 3 2 2.64 39 3 2 58 69 1.22
2024 0 0 3.07 10 0 0 14.2 12 1.02
5 Seasons 4 4 3.09 64 3 2 87.1 90 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-0 6.75 2.2 0 1.50
2023 39 3-2 2.64 58 69 1.22
2024 10 0-0 3.07 14.2 12 1.02
5 Seasons 64 4-4 3.09 87.1 90 1.23
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
2018 23 117 25 1 4.0 3.0 85.2 106.0 13.4 36.0 .249 .380 .293 .306 .320 32.0 15.2 6.1 4.50 3.95
2020 25 83 11 0 0.0 0.0 89.3 108.0 17.2 45.5 .332 .430 .351 .425 .456 36.4 20.0 25.0 4.50 8.58
2022 27 42 10 0 0.0 0.0 90.5 100.9 17.5 50.0 .352 .427 .446 .371 .340 40.0 0.0 9.1 6.75 6.01
2023 28 979 141 8 5.7 3.3 86.0 112.8 4.8 31.2 .220 .321 .275 .290 .350 36.9 28.9 10.9 2.64 3.50
2024 29 209 36 2 5.6 3.6 91.7 108.2 12.8 30.6 .261 .362 .258 .315 .344 38.9 21.8 10.9 3.29 3.88
Player 1430 223 11 4.9 3.1 87.2 112.8 8.3 33.2 .239 .342 .284 .305 .350 36.8 25.1 11.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hamilton relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(57.9%) ,
Sinker
(26.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(15.8%) ,


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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
2018 48.0 28.0 20.0 4.0 48.0 24.0 28.0 8.0 36.0 28.0 24.0 0.0 4.0 3.0
2020 27.3 18.2 54.5 0.0 27.3 45.5 27.3 9.1 27.3 27.3 36.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
2022 30.0 20.0 50.0 0.0 70.0 20.0 10.0 0.0 20.0 30.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2023 56.0 14.9 24.8 4.3 41.1 39.7 19.1 6.4 40.4 17.0 27.0 3.5 5.7 3.3
2024 47.2 22.2 22.2 8.3 38.9 36.1 25.0 0.0 38.9 25.0 30.6 0.0 5.6 3.6
Player 51.1 17.9 26.5 4.5 42.2 36.8 21.1 5.4 38.1 20.6 28.7 2.2 4.9 3.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2024 Slider NYY R 121 88.1 31.4 -1.4 -4 0.7 -3.2 -82
2024 Sinker NYY R 55 95.3 23.0 0.8 4 16.9 1.3 8
2024 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 33 95.9 14.9 -1.0 -8 9.4 1.2 14
2023 Slider NYY R 531 88.1 32.1 -1.0 -3 1.1 -3.0 -73
2023 Sinker NYY R 229 95.6 21.0 0.2 1 16.4 1.2 8
2023 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 219 96.2 14.1 -0.4 -3 8.7 0.9 12
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 22 93.9 14.5 -0.4 -3 6.7 0.2 4
2022 Slider MIN R 20 86.7 32.4 -2.0 -6 2.6 -1.4 -36
2020 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 62 94.3 14.4 0.0 0 6.6 -0.2 -3
2020 Changeup CWS R 3 85.0 25.2 -4.2 -14 12.7 -0.4 -3
2020 Slider CWS R 18 84.0 34.3 -2.9 -8 3.4 -1.4 -30
2018 Sinker CWS R 3 94.3 19.1 -2.1 -10 15.7 1.0 7
2018 Slider CWS R 29 88.9 30.7 -2.0 -6 0.3 -3.5 -91
2018 Changeup CWS R 5 88.9 27.2 -2.1 -7 13.7 -0.5 -3
2018 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 80 96.6 14.9 -0.5 -4 8.7 0.9 12
! 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 %
2024 Slider -0.4 -1 121 57.9 33 .143 .214 .215 48.5 33.3 22.9 .223 .325 .285 27.8
2024 Sinker 2.3 1 55 26.3 15 .417 .500 .463 10.5 0.0 0.0 .395 .529 .461 58.3
2024 4-Seam Fastball 7.4 2 33 15.8 7 .000 .000 .000 18.8 14.3 10.0 .170 .196 .137 33.3
2023 Slider 2.5 13 531 54.2 139 .156 .234 .210 42.5 39.6 25.3 .179 .269 .232 30.1
2023 Sinker -1.0 -2 229 23.4 56 .378 .422 .439 11.5 5.4 14.3 .322 .373 .381 47.6
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 3 219 22.4 43 .222 .361 .307 29.8 25.6 15.5 .240 .443 .356 38.5
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 0 22 52.4 5 .200 .800 .400 10.0 0.0 0.0 .236 .292 .229 20.0
2022 Slider -5.2 -1 20 47.6 6 .400 .600 .475 11.1 0.0 0.0 .468 .562 .491 60.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -1 62 74.7 16 .273 .273 .388 30.4 12.5 10.5 .367 .493 .477 44.4
2020 Slider 4.0 1 18 21.7 3 .000 .000 .000 62.5 66.7 40.0 .002 .002 .002 0.0
2020 Changeup -15.1 0 3 3.6 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .940 1.021 .873 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 0 80 68.4 21 .211 .368 .300 14.0 14.3 12.0 .236 .300 .252 35.3
2018 Slider -1.7 -1 29 24.8 8 .143 .143 .200 54.5 25.0 22.2 .225 .251 .270 20.0
2018 Changeup -53.4 -3 5 4.3 2 1.000 4.000 1.350 66.7 0.0 0.0 .853 3.252 1.184 100.0
2018 Sinker 28.4 1 3 2.6 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .152 .153 .149 0.0
! 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
2024 4-Seam Fastball 33 95.9 92 17.4 1:15 1:15 0
2024 Sinker 50 95.3 84 18.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2024 Slider 121 88.1 27 3.2 12:45 11:30 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 218 96.2 92 17.5 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Sinker 226 95.6 86 19.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Slider 519 88.1 26 2.9 12:15 10:45 90
2022 4-Seam Fastball 20 93.9 92 17.4 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 18 86.7 54 4.7 12:00 10:30 90
2020 4-Seam Fastball 57 94.3 93 17.3 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 16 83.8 45 4.7 12:00 10:45 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 33 117 -2 2 -1 -1 -2
2023 238 979 7 19 -6 -6 14
2024 55 209 0 6 -1 -2 3
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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 %
2018 117 47.0 70.9 92.3 32.3 45.0 48.7 48.5 50.4 23.7 9.4 81.8
2020 83 45.8 63.2 66.7 20.0 55.6 32.5 60.0 39.8 36.4 8.4 57.1
2022 42 42.9 66.7 91.7 29.2 85.7 42.9 54.5 45.2 10.5 4.8 50.0
2023 979 46.2 66.2 73.7 31.3 49.1 42.1 58.4 47.5 34.4 5.8 77.2
2024 209 46.7 67.3 78.8 31.3 34.3 44.8 56.4 48.3 36.6 5.2 81.8
Player 1,430 46.2 66.6 76.2 30.6 47.9 42.5 57.1 47.3 33.2 6.1 76.1
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2018 93 62 15
2023 78 78 91 92 49 87 83 94 64 85 18 94 77 83 52 17
2024 49 32 60 77 31 54 63 9 47 46 31 96 75 79 23 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.8 2 1.6 0 1 1 1 50.0
2022 25.1 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 0.0
2023 21.3 2 3.0 -1 2 4 0 0.0
Player 22.7 5 4.8 0 4 5 1 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 2
2022 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2023 2 4 1 1 2 2 4 3 1 3 2 1 4 4 5 2 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 5 3 2 1 1 4 3 4
Player 5 6 3 2 4 5 7 4 3 4 4 5 5 5 7 4 5 4 5 6 6 4 7 6 4 3 3 5 5 6 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 95.9 2.0 95.5 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 86.7 88.1 1.4 88.1 0.0
Exit Velocity 90.5 86.0 -4.5 91.7 5.7
Launch Angle 17.5 4.8 -12.7 12.8 8.0
Barrel % 0.0 5.7 5.7 5.6 -0.1
Hard Hit % 40.0 36.9 -3.1 38.9 2.0
Sweet Spot % 50.0 31.2 -18.8 30.6 -0.6
xBA .352 .220 -0.132 .261 0.041
BA .300 .215 -0.085 .196 -0.019
xwOBA .371 .290 -0.081 .315 0.025
wOBA .446 .275 -0.171 .258 -0.017
xSLG .427 .321 -0.106 .362 0.041
SLG .700 .297 -0.403 .261 -0.036
K% 0.0 28.9 28.9 21.8 -7.1
BB% 9.1 10.9 1.8 10.9 0.0
Swing % 45.2 47.5 2.3 48.3 0.8
Whiff% 10.5 34.4 23.9 36.6 2.2
In Zone % 42.9 46.2 3.3 46.7 0.5
Out of Zone % 57.1 53.8 -3.3 53.3 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.2 31.3 2.1 31.3 0.0
First Pitch Swing % 36.4 30.7 -5.7 34.5 3.8
First Pitch Strike % 54.5 58.4 3.9 56.4 -2.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 33 .293 21 1 4.8 12 3 25.0
2020 Shifts 20 .351 8 0 0.0 12 9 75.0
2022 Shifts 11 .446 9 2 22.2 2 2 100.0
2023 Shades 238 .275 130 1 0.8 108 43 39.8
2024 Shades 55 .258 31 0 0.0 24 12 50.0
! 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 %
2018 29 23.0 0.0% 6.9% 18 28.5 0.0% 38.9%
2020 27 25.1 0.0% 11.1% 15 26.0 0.0% 33.3%
2022 8 17.3 0.0% 0.0% 10 19.3 0.0% 0.0%
2023 226 16.7 22.1% 0.4% 189 19.1 3.2% 0.5%
2024 50 16.0 28.0% 0.0% 29 16.9 13.8% 3.4%
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Pitch Distribution


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