Exhibition Team logoLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim hat dark logoArizona Diamondbacks hat dark logoBaltimore Orioles hat dark logoBoston Red Sox hat dark logoChicago Cubs hat dark logoCincinnati Reds dark logoCleveland Indians hat dark logoColorado Rockies hat dark logoDetroit Tigers dark logoHouston Astros hat dark logoKansas City Royals hat dark logoLos Angeles Dodgers hat dark logoWashington Nationals dark logoNew York Mets hat dark logoOakland Athletics cap logoPittsburgh Pirates hat dark logoSan Diego Padres cap logo on lightSeattle Mariners hat dark logoSan Francisco Giants hat dark logoSt. Louis Cardinals dark logoTampa Bay Rays hat dark logoTexas Rangers cap logoToronto Blue Jays hat dark logoMinnesota Twins hat dark logoPhiladelphia Phillies hat dark logoAtlanta Braves hat dark logoChicago White Sox hat dark logoMiami Marlins cap logoNew York Yankees hat dark logoMilwaukee Brewers cap logo
Jack Flaherty
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #34, St. Louis Cardinals | Harvard-Westlake (CA) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 0 3.41 6 6 0 34.1 36 1.02
5 Seasons 28 22 3.37 82 81 0 443.1 518 1.07
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 5-0 3.41 34.1 36 1.02
5 Seasons 82 28-22 3.37 443.1 518 1.07

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 358 63 4 6.3 84.3 109.3 9.5 41.3 .250 .429 .354 .330 .377 22.6 21.3 10.6 6.33 4.80
2018 2587 363 25 6.9 86.9 110.8 15.5 31.1 .204 .326 .281 .280 .344 34.4 29.6 9.6 3.34 3.32
2019 3179 479 31 6.5 86.5 116.3 15.2 31.7 .206 .346 .255 .269 .344 29.7 29.9 7.1 2.75 3.20
2020 719 102 7 6.9 87.7 110.4 9.3 37.3 .262 .432 .299 .341 .438 32.4 28.8 9.4 4.91 5.07
2021 597 90 7 7.8 91.2 113.2 14.7 41.1 .249 .447 .273 .334 .415 43.3 25.9 7.2 3.41 4.26
7440 1097 74 6.7 87 116.3 14.4 33.4 .216 .359 .275 .288 .360 32.3 28.9 8.4
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Flaherty relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.3%) ,
Slider
(30.7%) ,
Curveball
(11.1%) ,
Sinker
(5%) ,
Changeup
(2%) ,


  •   
  •   
  •   

+ If Available Pitches Click to Video.


  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 306 163 143 51.3 93.4 74 65 9 4 3 0 2 20 47 .138 .230 .277 .435 .224 .322 91.3 14 2240 6.8 18.9 20.4
2021 Slider 183 116 67 30.7 83.4 48 42 12 8 3 0 1 12 31 .286 .279 .429 .502 .341 .368 87.0 16 2404 6.8 38.3 18.5
2021 Curveball 66 27 39 11.1 76.1 8 8 2 1 1 0 0 3 5 .250 .219 .375 .334 .268 .237 95.3 24 2383 6.6 28.6 16.7
2021 Sinker 30 18 12 5.0 90.9 7 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 7 .286 .324 .429 .425 .306 .321 95.8 -4 2123 6.9 9.1 0.0
2021 Changeup 12 0 12 2.0 84.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .361 .361 1606 6.8 60.0 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 318 140 178 44.2 94.0 74 63 15 11 1 0 3 21 43 .238 .305 .397 .562 .328 .410 89.9 17 2199 6.7 24.3 21.6
2020 Slider 206 122 84 28.7 84.4 57 51 9 6 1 0 2 21 30 .176 .179 .314 .289 .258 .252 82.7 6 2347 6.6 49.5 22.3
2020 Curveball 98 22 76 13.6 77.3 21 19 5 4 0 0 1 6 14 .263 .266 .421 .363 .297 .296 86.6 -1 2417 6.5 34.2 27.3
2020 Sinker 82 40 42 11.4 92.1 14 12 2 1 1 0 0 1 11 .167 .317 .250 .394 .251 .369 89.7 -3 2038 6.7 30.0 9.1
2020 Changeup 15 1 14 2.1 85.7 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 .500 .452 .750 .657 .530 .479 89.5 14 1842 6.6 16.7 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View More Seasons


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 49.2 25.4 25.4 0 33.3 49.2 17.5 6.3 41.3 20.6 20.6 3.2 6.3
2018 43.3 23.4 23.7 9.6 43 34.7 22.3 4.7 32 27.8 23.7 3.9 6.9
2019 40.7 23 24.6 11.7 37.8 35.1 27.1 4.6 30.1 26.5 22.8 5.8 6.5
2020 45.1 13.7 35.3 5.9 33.3 43.1 23.5 5.9 33.3 14.7 30.4 8.8 6.9
2021 37.8 27.8 28.9 5.6 34.4 34.4 31.1 2.2 28.9 25.6 25.6 10 7.8
42.2 22.8 25.7 9.3 38.6 36.5 25 4.6 31.5 25.4 23.9 5.7 6.7
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Curveball STL R 66 76.1 61.2 2.7 5 12.7 1.1 10
2021 Slider STL R 183 83.4 34.1 -4 -11 8.1 0.5 7
2021 Sinker STL R 30 90.9 24.1 1.1 5 12.2 -2.8 -19
2021 Changeup STL R 12 84.1 32.2 -0.3 -1 13.1 -1.5 -10
2021 4-Seamer STL R 306 93.4 15.8 -0.9 -6 4.2 -3.7 -47
2020 Sinker STL R 82 92.1 24 1.4 6 11.9 -2.7 -18
2020 Curveball STL R 98 77.3 58.1 2.6 5 13 2.4 23
2020 Changeup STL R 15 85.7 29.7 -1.6 -5 13.4 0 0
2020 Slider STL R 206 84.4 35.3 -2.2 -6 6.4 0.6 9
2020 4-Seamer STL R 318 94 15.9 -0.5 -3 5.8 -2.1 -27
2019 Changeup STL R 63 86.2 29.4 -0.8 -3 11.7 -2.5 -17
2019 Sinker STL R 364 92.1 23.5 0.3 1 11.5 -3 -21
2019 4-Seamer STL R 1437 94.3 15.8 -0.3 -2 4.8 -3.1 -39
2019 Slider STL R 842 84.8 33.3 -3 -8 6.4 0.8 14
2019 Curveball STL R 371 78.2 56.5 1.4 3 12.8 1.8 16
2018 Changeup STL R 77 85.3 30 -1.2 -4 12.5 -1.5 -11
2018 4-Seamer STL R 1034 93.2 16.7 -0.5 -3 4.7 -3 -39
2018 Slider STL R 774 83.6 34.7 -2.6 -7 5.4 -0.2 -4
2018 Sinker STL R 412 91.1 24.2 0.1 1 12.1 -2.3 -16
2018 Curveball STL R 288 77.2 57.5 2.3 4 13.3 1.9 17
2017 Slider STL R 89 84.5 33.5 -1.4 -4 2.5 -1.8 -41
2017 Curveball STL R 48 77.6 57.4 6.1 12 10.8 0.9 9
2017 Sinker STL R 92 92.6 18.6 -2.8 -13 12.5 -2.6 -17
2017 4-Seamer STL R 105 93.4 14 1 7 4.8 -3.4 -41
2017 Changeup STL R 21 87.4 22.7 -5.1 -18 13.6 -0.5 -4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Pitch Movement Leaderboard

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 Changeup 2.2 0 12 2 2 0 0 .35 60 50 100 .35
2021 Sinker 2.2 1 30 5 7 .286 .429 .307 9.1 0 0 .324 .425 .321 57.1
2021 Curveball 1.6 1 66 11.1 8 .25 .375 .269 28.6 37.5 16.7 .219 .334 .237 40
2021 Slider 0.3 1 183 30.7 48 .286 .429 .361 38.3 25 18.5 .279 .502 .369 35.5
2021 4-Seamer -1 -3 306 51.3 74 .138 .277 .235 18.9 27 20.4 .23 .435 .322 46.8
2020 Changeup 5.5 1 15 2.1 4 .5 .75 .538 16.7 0 0 .452 .657 .479 25
2020 Sinker -1.9 -2 82 11.4 14 .167 .25 .254 30 7.1 9.1 .317 .394 .369 45.5
2020 Curveball 2.4 2 98 13.6 21 .263 .421 .3 34.2 28.6 27.3 .266 .363 .294 28.6
2020 Slider -0.4 -1 206 28.7 57 .176 .314 .276 49.5 36.8 22.3 .179 .289 .252 23.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 1 318 44.2 74 .238 .397 .331 24.3 28.4 21.6 .305 .562 .41 37.2
2019 Changeup 1 1 63 2 17 .25 .625 .382 22.6 0 0 .386 .75 .484 37.5
2019 Curveball 0.2 1 371 11.7 50 .25 .354 .297 39.8 38 25.3 .214 .296 .246 33.3
2019 Sinker -2.2 -8 364 11.5 76 .147 .25 .216 23.5 15.8 15 .21 .28 .254 21.1
2019 Slider -1.4 -12 842 26.5 214 .182 .323 .251 44.9 40.7 27.9 .164 .265 .22 18
2019 4-Seamer -1.6 -22 1438 45.2 389 .19 .335 .269 21.9 27 20.5 .231 .415 .306 35.9
2018 Changeup -0.3 0 77 3 16 .133 .2 .178 37.9 18.8 23.1 .138 .196 .182 33.3
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 289 11.2 48 .178 .178 .213 49 50 30.8 .141 .178 .174 38.1
2018 Sinker -0.2 -1 412 15.9 96 .268 .354 .334 20.2 12.5 14.5 .274 .374 .343 35.7
2018 Slider -0.4 -3 774 29.9 215 .181 .356 .292 45.6 39.5 27.5 .171 .299 .262 25
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -11 1034 40 237 .198 .377 .291 19.6 24.5 17.3 .223 .372 .3 39.7
2017 Changeup 18 4 21 5.9 4 .667 2.667 1.175 11.1 0 0 .504 1.815 .872 66.7
2017 Curveball 1.1 1 49 13.7 9 .286 .429 .317 38.9 22.2 15.4 .256 .364 .299 33.3
2017 4-Seamer 2 2 105 29.3 24 .435 .609 .465 10.7 4.2 5.6 .347 .574 .406 36.4
2017 Sinker 1.8 2 92 25.7 25 .222 .333 .368 25.6 16 12.9 .219 .289 .354 7.1
2017 Slider -6.1 -5 89 24.9 30 .172 .276 .187 49.1 43.3 35.1 .173 .289 .199 5.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Run Value Leaderboard

Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 11 85.8 78 14.4 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Curveball 97 77.3 88 20.1 7:30 7:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 301 94 85 15.7 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 73 92.1 78 14.4 12:45 2:00 -75
2020 Slider 201 84.4 47 7.4 9:45 9:30 15
2021 Changeup 11 84.1 75 14.9 1:00 2:15 -75
2021 Curveball 66 76.1 88 21.2 7:30 7:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 301 93.4 79 15.6 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Sinker 30 90.9 73 14.9 12:30 2:00 -90
2021 Slider 182 83.4 53 9.7 9:15 9:45 -30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
+ View Complete Spin Direction Leaderboard

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 92 356 -1 -1 3 3 3
2018 612 2585 -19 -21 16 10 -14
2019 818 3377 -32 -35 11 15 -41
2020 196 829 -4 -6 6 3 0
2021 139 597 -5 -3 4 3 -1
+ View Complete Swing/Take Leaderboard

Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 358 49.7 72.9 76 25.7 50 39.3 63.8 49.2 28.4 8.1 69
2018 2587 47.9 66.9 76.7 27.8 47.1 42 57.2 46.5 31.2 7 79
2019 3179 48.6 67.5 77.5 29.7 50.9 44.2 60.4 48 30.7 6.7 74.3
2020 719 46.5 67.7 77.9 25.2 36.1 41 61.8 44.9 34.4 7.2 73.1
2021 597 50.1 65.2 82.1 22.8 47.1 40.2 53.2 44.1 27 7 90.5
7440 48.3 67.4 77.6 27.8 47.9 42.5 59.1 46.9 30.8 7 76.9
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 55 37 67
2018 79 85 85 79 66 28 40 86 58 87 27 84 79 50 27 46
2019 88 85 84 74 90 19 58 94 93 85 65 82 88 65 31 50
2020 27 27 35 41 24 38 53 61 79 76 41 88 27 58 27 36
2021 41 47 42 39 48 15 54 18 32 59 62 50 41 55 42 35
+ View Complete Percentile Rankings Leaderboard

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 27 23.4 4 11 14 12 44.4
2020 23.2 6 5.5 1 2 4 2 33.3
2021 22.2 3 4 -1 2 4 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 27 26 27 21 29 22 23 26 23 25 28 25 18 20 24 26 17 23 20 27 17 21 21 24 25 25 24 23 25 20 26
2020 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 7 6 4 3 5 6 5 6 5 6 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 6
2021 3 3 6 4 6 4 4 5 6 4 6 5 1 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 1 2 3 5 3 6 3 3 4 1 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 and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
+ View Complete Expected Home Runs Leaderboard

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93 92.6 -0.4 93.8 1.2 93.6 -0.2 93.2 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 87.4 85.3 -2.1 86.2 0.9 85.7 -0.5 84.1 -1.6
Breaking Velocity 82.1 81.9 -0.2 82.8 0.9 82.1 -0.7 81.5 -0.6
Exit Velocity 84.3 86.9 2.6 86.5 -0.4 87.7 1.2 91.2 3.5
Launch Angle 9.5 15.5 6 15.2 -0.3 9.3 -5.9 14.7 5.4
Barrel % 6.3 6.9 0.6 6.5 -0.4 6.9 0.4 7.8 0.9
Hard Hit % 22.6 34.4 11.8 29.7 -4.7 32.4 2.7 43.3 10.9
Sweet Spot % 41.3 31.1 -10.2 31.7 0.6 37.3 5.6 41.1 3.8
xBA .25 .203 -0.047 .206 0.003 .262 0.056 .249 -0.013
BA .284 .199 -0.085 .192 -0.007 .221 0.029 .203 -0.018
xwOBA .33 .28 -0.05 .269 -0.011 .341 0.072 .334 -0.007
wOBA .354 .281 -0.073 .255 -0.026 .299 0.044 .273 -0.026
xSLG .429 .326 -0.103 .346 0.02 .432 0.086 .447 0.015
SLG .481 .345 -0.136 .335 -0.01 .369 0.034 .341 -0.028
K% 21.3 29.6 8.3 29.9 0.3 28.8 -1.1 25.9 -2.9
BB% 10.6 9.6 -1 7.1 -2.5 9.4 2.3 7.2 -2.2
Swing % 49.2 46.5 -2.7 48 1.5 44.9 -3.1 44.1 -0.8
Whiff% 28.4 31.2 2.8 30.7 -0.5 34.4 3.7 27 -7.4
In Zone % 49.7 47.9 -1.8 48.6 0.7 46.5 -2.1 50.1 3.6
Out of Zone % 50.3 52.1 1.8 51.4 -0.7 53.5 2.1 49.9 -3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 25.7 27.8 2.1 29.7 1.9 25.2 -4.5 22.8 -2.4
First Pitch Swing % 33 27.2 -5.8 30.6 3.4 27.6 -3 28.1 0.5
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 57.2 -6.6 60.4 3.2 61.8 1.4 53.2 -8.6
+ View Complete Year to Year Changes Leaderboard

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 93 .354 48 0 0.0 45 3 6.7
2018 612 .281 303 5 1.7 309 40 12.9
2019 745 .251 369 4 1.1 376 149 39.6
2020 170 .299 76 6 7.9 94 27 28.7
2021 139 .273 77 7 9.1 62 33 53.2

Pitch Distribution