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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 1 1 7.36 16 0 0 11.0 6 1.82
12 Seasons 36 30 3.83 547 33 22 619.2 566 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 16 1-1 7.36 11.0 6 1.82
12 Seasons 547 36-30 3.83 619.2 566 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 32 756 135 5 3.7 86.9 112.5 3.5 23 .209 .302 .299 .260 .287 22.2 20.5 7.4 1.43 2.88
2016 33 883 158 6 3.8 86.7 110.2 4.1 32.3 .251 .357 .315 .294 .336 27.2 20 6.8 4.09 3.74
2017 34 193 39 3 7.7 86.5 107.2 4.2 35.9 .285 .488 .396 .374 .374 28.2 11.5 13.5 7.36 6.46
1832 332 14 4.2 86.8 112.5 3.9 28.9 .237 .348 .318 .289 .320 25.3 19.3 7.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Howell relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(62.2%) ,
Curveball
(28.6%) ,
Changeup
(8.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2017 Sinker 115 59 56 62.2 85.0 35 28 7 3 4 0 0 2 26 .250 .215 .393 .290 .355 .311 84.6 -2 1837 5.4 10.0 20.0
2017 Curveball 53 28 25 28.6 78.8 15 15 5 1 2 0 2 3 12 .333 .394 .867 .845 .487 .509 85.7 13 2387 4.7 29.2 15.8
2017 Changeup 15 15 0 8.1 79.9 1429 5.4 100.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 2 1 1 1.1 83.6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .880 1.000 1.143 .877 .909 101.8 10 1842 5.5 0.0
2016 Sinker 437 239 198 49.9 85.9 110 100 28 24 2 0 2 16 85 .280 .284 .360 .391 .307 .325 87.6 2 1961 5.4 17.7 17.6
2016 Curveball 411 207 204 46.9 78.9 101 94 26 19 4 2 1 28 68 .277 .209 .394 .294 .303 .240 86.1 7 2350 4.8 30.5 18.7
2016 Changeup 28 18 10 3.2 82.3 7 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 .400 .399 1.000 .884 .619 .589 79.7 10 1832 5.3 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 60 12.6 23.7 3.7 37 40 23 2.2 45.2 15.6 23 2.2 3.7
2016 60.1 12 25.9 1.9 33.5 38.6 27.8 3.2 47.5 12 26.6 3.8 3.8
2017 59 12.8 25.6 2.6 38.5 38.5 23.1 5.1 46.2 12.8 23.1 5.1 7.7
59.9 12.3 25 2.7 35.5 39.2 25.3 3 46.4 13.6 24.7 3.3 4.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 4-Seamer TOR L 2 83.6 28 -4.2 -18 10.8 0.9 9
2017 Curveball TOR L 53 78.8 52.4 -4.4 -8 12 4.7 65
2017 Changeup TOR L 15 79.9 39.3 6.3 19 12.1 -1.2 -9
2017 Sinker TOR L 115 85 37 10.6 40 14.9 0.8 5
2016 Changeup LAD L 28 82.3 35.2 4.3 14 12.3 -0.3 -2
2016 Sinker LAD L 433 85.9 32.4 6.1 23 15.1 0.7 5
2016 Curveball LAD L 410 78.9 49.5 -5.4 -10 9.6 3.2 49
! 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 4-Seamer 19.5 0 2 1 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .88 1.143 .909 100
2017 Curveball 9.3 5 54 28 15 .333 .867 .493 29.2 20 15 .394 .845 .509 33.3
2017 Sinker 0.5 1 120 62.2 36 .241 .379 .375 14 8.3 27.3 .208 .28 .304 23.1
2017 Changeup 2.7 0 15 7.8 100 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 414 1680 -22 -18 9 7 -23
2009 275 1094 -3 -16 6 4 -10
2011 133 518 1 1 4 3 8
2012 201 816 1 -8 4 5 2
2013 269 1051 -18 -18 9 5 -22
2014 203 812 -5 -14 7 3 -10
2015 193 764 -4 -7 4 2 -5
2016 218 877 0 -11 4 4 -3
2017 51 185 7 -4 2 1 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 %
2015 756 41.4 63.9 87.5 27.1 50.8 39.2 58.9 42.3 25 6.1 63
2016 883 46 57.4 87.1 25.8 52.8 38.6 59.1 40.3 23.3 6.3 64.3
2017 193 37.8 55.7 94.9 23.5 63 41.6 40.4 35.8 20.3 3.2 66.7
1832 43.3 59.8 87.9 26.1 53 39.1 56.9 40.7 23.8 5.9 63.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 4 12 50
2016 65 40 72 89 46 91 88 88 93 43 67 51 65 1 4 41
2017
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.6 85.9 -1.7 -0.9 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 81.2 82.3 1.1 -2.4 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 80.9 78.9 -2 -0.1 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 86.9 86.7 -0.2 -0.2 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 3.5 4.1 0.6 0.1 undefined undefined
Barrel % 3.7 3.8 0.1 3.9 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 22.2 27.2 5 1 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 23 32.3 9.3 3.6 undefined undefined
xBA .209 .251 0.042 0.034 undefined undefined
BA .272 .281 0.009 0.008 undefined undefined
xwOBA .26 .294 0.034 0.08 undefined undefined
wOBA .299 .315 0.016 0.081 undefined undefined
xSLG .302 .357 0.055 0.131 undefined undefined
SLG .341 .392 0.051 0.164 undefined undefined
K% 20.5 20 -0.5 -8.5 undefined undefined
BB% 7.4 6.8 -0.6 6.7 undefined undefined
Swing % 42.3 40.3 -2 -4.5 undefined undefined
Whiff% 25 23.3 -1.7 -3 undefined undefined
In Zone % 41.4 46 4.6 -8.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 58.6 54 -4.6 8.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 27.1 25.8 -1.3 -2.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 20 -8.4 -6.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 59.1 0.2 -18.7 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 214 .312 113 6 5.3 101 23 22.8
2017 51 .404 27 2 7.4 24 2 8.3

Pitch Distribution