J.P. France
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 198LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 14, #432, Houston Astros | Mississippi State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 11 6 3.83 24 23 0 136.1 101 1.36
2024 0 3 7.46 5 5 0 25.1 22 1.70
2 Seasons 11 9 4.40 29 28 0 161.2 123 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 24 11-6 3.83 136.1 101 1.36
2024 5 0-3 7.46 25.1 22 1.70
2 Seasons 29 11-9 4.40 161.2 123 1.41
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 28 2202 431 35 8.1 6.0 89.6 118.3 13.1 33.9 .267 .454 .319 .337 .376 38.7 17.4 8.1 3.83 4.86
2024 29 466 86 8 9.3 6.6 87.9 114.6 19.4 39.5 .277 .501 .376 .368 .413 32.6 18.2 9.9 7.46 5.59
Player 2668 517 43 8.3 6.1 89.3 118.3 14.1 34.8 .269 .462 .329 .343 .382 37.7 17.5 8.4
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

France relies on 6 pitches.
Four Seamer
(29.4%) ,
Cutter
(23.8%) ,
Changeup
(22.7%) ,
Curveball
(19.3%) ,
Sweeper
(3.0%) ,
Sinker
(1.7%) ,


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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
2023 42.2 25.8 24.6 7.4 36.9 37.4 25.8 1.6 33.2 26.7 23.9 6.3 8.1 6.0
2024 30.2 37.2 24.4 8.1 40.7 33.7 25.6 4.7 22.1 32.6 22.1 9.3 9.3 6.6
Player 40.2 27.7 24.6 7.5 37.5 36.8 25.7 2.1 31.3 27.7 23.6 6.8 8.3 6.1
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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 Changeup HOU R 106 82.3 29.3 -5.6 -16 15.0 1.9 14
2024 Cutter HOU R 111 86.8 30.3 -1.1 -4 6.2 2.9 90
2024 Sinker HOU R 8 91.2 22.6 -1.8 -8 13.2 -1.8 -12
2024 Curveball HOU R 90 74.2 70.2 8.3 13 9.4 -2.2 -19
2024 Sweeper HOU R 14 78.5 45.7 2.7 6 15.2 0.2 1
2024 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 137 92.2 14.8 1.4 9 5.9 -1.5 -20
2023 Changeup HOU R 334 81.8 31.1 -4.9 -14 15.1 1.2 8
2023 Sweeper HOU R 200 80.1 43.3 1.7 4 15.4 0.2 1
2023 Curveball HOU R 302 76.0 66.3 8.8 15 9.9 -1.6 -14
2023 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 949 93.0 16.1 -0.1 -1 1.5 -6.3 -81
2023 Cutter HOU R 417 86.8 31.2 -2.0 -7 6.1 3.5 129
! 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 4-Seam Fastball -2.7 -4 137 29.4 40 .375 .563 .446 15.1 2.5 4.8 .373 .634 .472 40.6
2024 Cutter -2.0 -2 111 23.8 27 .346 .615 .452 22.4 22.2 26.1 .286 .505 .348 40.0
2024 Changeup 1.0 1 106 22.7 24 .095 .238 .208 29.7 20.8 17.9 .146 .302 .251 18.8
2024 Curveball 1.0 1 90 19.3 22 .200 .200 .227 38.1 36.4 25.0 .126 .149 .173 16.7
2024 Sweeper -15.6 -2 14 3.0 8 .500 1.375 .856 30.0 25.0 50.0 .588 1.360 .902 33.3
2024 Sinker 2.8 0 8 1.7 -- -- -- 20.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -2 949 43.1 250 .308 .481 .395 10.6 10.4 11.8 .317 .573 .419 50.5
2023 Cutter 0.5 2 417 18.9 108 .317 .446 .350 22.0 11.1 15.8 .280 .458 .322 33.3
2023 Changeup 2.0 7 334 15.2 98 .183 .237 .196 30.8 23.5 21.3 .199 .268 .217 18.1
2023 Curveball 0.5 1 302 13.7 61 .145 .273 .258 42.2 41.0 21.7 .154 .294 .238 36.7
2023 Sweeper -0.6 -1 200 9.1 63 .250 .533 .345 29.8 22.2 18.9 .284 .466 .335 34.8
! 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
2024 Changeup 106 82.3 97 18.6 1:30 2:00 -30
2024 Curveball 90 74.2 99 25.3 6:45 6:45 0
2024 Cutter 111 86.8 32 8.9 10:15 10:15 0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 137 92.2 83 18.0 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Sweeper 14 78.5 55 16.5 8:15 8:30 -15
2023 Changeup 331 81.8 99 18.1 1:45 2:00 -15
2023 Curveball 302 76.0 98 24.0 6:45 6:45 0
2023 Cutter 411 86.9 31 8.6 10:15 10:15 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 941 93.1 73 15.1 12:45 12:15 30
2023 Sweeper 199 80.1 55 16.6 8:15 8:45 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 596 2,268 18 12 -16 -11 3
2024 121 466 -1 1 -3 -3 -6
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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 %
2023 2,202 51.4 65.1 84.7 23.5 58.3 41.2 58.2 44.9 21.9 7.4 71.6
2024 466 44.0 66.3 77.9 23.0 66.7 45.3 57.0 42.1 25.5 6.4 76.7
Player 2,668 50.1 65.3 83.6 23.4 59.9 41.9 58.0 44.4 22.5 7.2 72.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2023 24 21 20 23 37 16 46 34 52 13 55 19 6 32 89 60 25
2024 6 11 4 4 15 48 23 71 86 23 27 51 9 21 77 52 24
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 23.7 19 20.1 -1 6 15 7 36.8
2024 25.8 5 6.3 -1 1 4 3 60.0
Player 24.1 24 26.4 -2 7 19 10 41.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 19 15 17 22 21 20 21 19 20 19 20 21 21 18 21 22 21 19 21 22 19 20 26 21 18 18 20 21 21 21 18
2024 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 8 4 6 5 6 7 5 6 4 6 6 7 7 8 5 8 8 5 6 6 6 8 6 6
Player 24 20 23 29 28 27 28 27 24 25 25 27 28 23 27 26 27 25 28 29 27 25 34 29 23 24 26 27 29 27 24
! 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 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 89.8 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 81.8 82.3 0.5
Breaking Velocity 77.7 74.8 -2.9
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.9 -1.7
Launch Angle 13.1 19.4 6.3
Barrel % 8.1 9.3 1.2
Hard Hit % 38.7 32.6 -6.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 33.9 39.5 5.6
xBA .267 .277 0.010
BA .263 .290 0.027
xwOBA .337 .368 0.031
wOBA .319 .376 0.057
xSLG .454 .501 0.047
SLG .414 .505 0.091
K% 17.4 18.2 0.8
BB% 8.1 9.9 1.8
Swing % 44.9 42.1 -2.8
Whiff% 21.9 25.5 3.6
In Zone % 51.4 44.0 -7.4
Out of Zone % 48.6 56.0 7.4
Out of Zone Swing % 23.5 23.0 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 27.0 32.2 5.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.2 57.0 -1.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 580 .320 303 37 12.2 277 168 60.6
2024 Shades 121 .376 53 22 41.5 68 41 60.3
! 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 %
2023 654 15.5 37.9% 0.2% 377 19.6 0.5% 0.0%
2024 110 16.7 18.2% 0.0% 105 20.1 0.0% 1.0%
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Pitch Distribution