Jackson Stephens
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 18, #562, Cincinnati Reds | Oxford HS (AL)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 3 3.69 39 1 2 53.2 47 1.34
3 Seasons 7 7 4.31 75 5 2 117.0 101 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 39 3-3 3.69 53.2 47 1.34
3 Seasons 75 7-7 4.31 117.0 101 1.41

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
2017 23 414 70 6 8.6 5.9 86.5 114.1 19.3 32.9 .250 .466 .310 .339 .390 28.6 20.8 8.9 4.68 5.03
2018 24 678 132 9 6.8 4.9 85.3 106.8 11.9 43.2 .291 .465 .377 .356 .408 29.5 18.0 8.2 4.93 5.55
2022 28 944 162 8 4.9 3.4 87.0 113.8 8.8 33.3 .248 .361 .286 .305 .341 32.1 20.0 9.8 3.69 3.86
Player 2036 364 23 6.3 4.4 86.3 114.1 12.0 36.8 .263 .419 .323 .329 .374 30.5 19.5 9.1
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Stephens relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(36.5%) ,
Curveball
(28.8%) ,
Sinker
(21.5%) ,
Changeup
(9.6%) ,
Slider
(3.5%) ,


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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
2017 35.7 35.7 17.1 11.4 30.0 42.9 27.1 2.9 30.0 28.6 24.3 5.7 8.6 5.9
2018 40.9 18.9 34.1 6.1 32.6 35.6 31.8 7.6 28.0 19.7 28.8 6.8 6.8 4.9
2022 47.5 16.0 30.2 6.2 34.0 35.2 30.9 4.9 35.8 22.8 29.0 2.5 4.9 3.4
Player 42.9 20.9 29.1 7.1 32.7 36.8 30.5 5.5 31.9 22.8 28.0 4.7 6.3 4.4
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2022 Curveball ATL R 272 76.8 57.8 0.1 0 16.0 7.2 82
2022 Sinker ATL R 203 94.0 21.7 0.3 2 15.2 0.4 3
2022 Changeup ATL R 91 85.9 35.2 4.6 15 8.2 -5.9 -42
2022 Slider ATL R 33 86.9 35.6 1.6 5 4.8 0.8 20
2022 4-Seamer ATL R 345 94.1 16.2 -1.8 -12 6.1 -0.9 -13
2018 Changeup CIN R 21 87.6 31.3 -0.6 -2 16.1 2.0 14
2018 Slider CIN R 103 87.5 32.5 -1.9 -6 4.5 0.3 8
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 291 94.1 18.1 -2.1 -13 5.4 -2.6 -32
2018 Sinker CIN R 157 93.9 23.6 1.4 6 15.1 -0.1 0
2018 Curveball CIN R 103 75.9 64.6 4.5 8 17.0 6.9 69
2017 4-Seamer CIN R 154 93.8 15.5 -0.9 -6 7.4 -1.2 -14
2017 Curveball CIN R 83 77.0 53.9 -2.6 -5 14.8 5.8 64
2017 Slider CIN R 46 84.9 32.0 -3.9 -11 3.1 -1.2 -28
2017 Sinker CIN R 98 93.2 20.9 -0.6 -3 15.6 0.2 1
2017 Changeup CIN R 32 86.3 27.2 -3.5 -11 15.0 1.2 9
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.3 -5 345 36.5 77 .209 .299 .294 24.9 28.6 16.3 .212 .316 .290 33.3
2022 Curveball -0.3 -1 272 28.8 58 .182 .218 .234 25.5 22.4 11.7 .189 .241 .216 16.7
2022 Sinker 0.1 0 203 21.5 62 .283 .415 .338 15.8 11.3 13.0 .300 .499 .375 34.7
2022 Changeup 2.5 2 91 9.6 28 .320 .440 .370 18.4 14.3 14.3 .348 .465 .391 42.9
2022 Slider 4.0 1 33 3.5 6 .333 .333 .300 25.0 16.7 9.1 .294 .313 .266 80.0
2018 4-Seamer 1.6 5 291 42.9 73 .281 .516 .386 24.5 23.3 22.4 .298 .497 .375 34.7
2018 Sinker 0.7 1 157 23.2 57 .288 .385 .368 17.6 7.0 16.0 .290 .451 .355 27.1
2018 Slider 6.2 6 103 15.2 19 .529 1.059 .671 31.8 21.1 19.0 .389 .637 .464 46.2
2018 Curveball 1.6 2 103 15.2 27 .192 .269 .219 38.6 29.6 20.0 .189 .217 .200 11.1
2018 Changeup 11.4 2 21 3.1 3 1.000 2.000 1.267 0.0 0.0 0.0 .472 1.200 .695 33.3
2017 4-Seamer 1.5 2 154 37.2 41 .270 .622 .404 19.8 17.1 18.9 .290 .674 .425 30.0
2017 Sinker -1.4 -1 98 23.7 21 .211 .263 .255 11.1 14.3 9.4 .306 .420 .352 43.8
2017 Curveball -2.5 -2 83 20.0 28 .120 .280 .223 25.0 32.1 21.4 .164 .244 .230 12.5
2017 Slider 0.2 0 46 11.1 8 .143 .143 .200 30.8 25.0 28.6 .205 .334 .289 20.0
2017 Changeup 2.6 1 32 7.7 3 .333 1.333 .667 15.4 0.0 0.0 .214 .344 .238 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 78 85.9 64 8.7 1:45 3:00 -75
2022 Curveball 248 76.8 79 21.9 7:45 7:45 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 343 94.1 86 15.3 1:15 12:45 30
2022 Sinker 200 94.0 87 18.1 1:15 2:00 -45
2022 Slider 33 86.9 30 5.6 9:30 8:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 101 413 0 -5 4 1 0
2018 180 676 -1 2 10 4 16
2022 238 971 -9 -6 8 4 -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 %
2017 414 49.5 68.3 85.0 29.2 63.9 39.4 57.4 48.6 19.4 6.8 89.3
2018 678 49.7 71.5 81.7 26.1 56.2 39.4 59.7 48.7 24.5 8.4 75.4
2022 944 52.0 69.9 82.8 26.3 62.2 44.3 60.3 48.9 22.1 6.5 77.0
Player 2,036 50.7 70.1 82.9 26.8 60.6 41.7 59.5 48.8 22.4 7.2 78.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2017 64 25 97 18
2018 71 23 99 22
2022 50 36 63 82 20 87 86 82 90 29 24 22 15 60 7 96 7
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.5 6 5.4 1 3 2 4 66.7
2018 23.0 7 6.1 1 5 6 2 28.6
2022 23.7 3 2.3 1 2 0 2 66.7
Player 23.3 16 13.8 2 10 8 8 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 6 5 5 7 6 5 5 7 5 4 5 7 5 4 5 7 5 5 4 5 6 4 7 7 6 4 5 6 6 6 4
2018 7 9 5 7 7 6 7 6 7 4 6 10 6 4 6 6 4 5 5 9 6 5 9 4 4 4 7 8 5 6 5
2022 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
Player 16 17 12 17 15 13 14 16 14 10 13 20 14 10 13 15 11 13 11 16 14 11 20 13 12 10 14 16 14 14 11
! 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 2017 2018 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 94.0 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 86.3 87.6 1.3
Breaking Velocity 79.8 81.7 1.9
Exit Velocity 86.5 85.3 -1.2
Launch Angle 19.3 11.9 -7.4
Barrel % 8.6 6.8 -1.8
Hard Hit % 28.6 29.5 0.9
Sweet Spot % 32.9 43.2 10.3
xBA .250 .291 0.041
BA .209 .307 0.098
xwOBA .339 .356 0.017
wOBA .310 .377 0.067
xSLG .466 .465 -0.001
SLG .440 .515 0.075
K% 20.8 18.0 -2.8
BB% 8.9 8.2 -0.7
Swing % 48.6 48.7 0.1
Whiff% 19.4 24.5 5.1
In Zone % 49.5 49.7 0.2
Out of Zone % 50.5 50.3 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.2 26.1 -3.1
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 34.3 5.6
First Pitch Strike % 57.4 59.7 2.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 101 .310 57 0 0.0 44 6 13.6
2018 180 .377 106 1 0.9 74 10 13.5
2022 231 .286 127 11 8.7 104 40 38.5

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 138 15.1 47.1% 0.0% 47 23.2 0.0% 0.0%
2018 145 15.6 38.6% 0.0% 148 22.4 0.0% 6.8%
2022 233 16.9 30.0% 0.9% 184 24.1 0.0% 17.9%
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Pitch Distribution