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Jake Cave
CF | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 200LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 6, #209, New York Yankees | Kecoughtan, Hampton, VA
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 49 43 4 6 0 0 1 .140 .229 .163 .392
4 Seasons 709 637 103 157 25 85 3 .246 .314 .432 .746
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .140 0 0 1 .392
4 Seasons .246 25 85 3 .746

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2018 1246 186 27 14.5 89.2 111.4 10.5 41.4 .256 .480 .332 .340 .492 38.2 33 5.8
2019 922 128 16 12.5 90.5 111.5 7.4 38.3 .259 .479 .346 .359 .477 43.8 31.1 9.2
2020 504 69 3 4.3 87.4 106.3 8.5 27.5 .213 .332 .293 .272 .382 39.1 35.8 4.1
2021 208 27 1 3.7 87.3 103.7 3.6 29.6 .228 .313 .192 .280 .382 33.3 34.7 8.2
2880 410 47 11.5 89.2 111.5 8.7 37.3 .247 .442 .321 .330 .462 39.8 33 6.8
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 121 58.2 30 27 3 3 0 0 0 9 18 .111 .266 .111 .387 .159 .319 92.4 6 20.6 27.3
2021 Breaking 49 23.6 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 .125 .166 .125 .190 .232 .266 72.5 -2 47.4 19.2
2021 Offspeed 38 18.3 9 8 2 1 1 0 0 3 6 .250 .163 .375 .187 .269 .152 70.3 -9 41.2 30.0
2020 Fastballs 289 57.5 68 62 20 12 3 2 3 18 44 .323 .283 .581 .446 .406 .347 90.9 8 29.2 23.1
2020 Breaking 148 29.4 36 32 3 3 0 0 0 17 15 .094 .091 .094 .137 .154 .169 75.2 9 52.7 30.9
2020 Offspeed 66 13.1 19 19 2 1 0 0 1 9 10 .105 .186 .263 .286 .151 .201 84.7 4 58.5 34.6
! 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 %
2018 45.2 23.7 30.6 0.5 32.8 43.5 23.7 3.2 34.9 13.4 26.9 6.5 14.5
2019 52.3 18 29.7 0 39.1 37.5 23.4 3.1 33.6 11.7 34.4 4.7 12.5
2020 50.7 21.7 27.5 0 34.8 39.1 26.1 5.8 36.2 14.5 29 10.1 4.3
2021 70.4 7.4 18.5 3.7 40.7 33.3 25.9 11.1 37 7.4 37 3.7 3.7
50 20.5 29 0.5 35.6 40.2 24.1 4.1 34.9 12.7 30.2 6.3 11.5
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Slider 0.2 0 20 9.6 4 .333 .333 .4 28.6 25 9.1 .411 .471 .461 0
2021 Cutter -7.2 -1 7 3.4 4 .25 .25 .225 40 50 66.7 .206 .247 .192 50
2021 Sinker -7.7 -2 28 13.5 6 0 0 0 17.6 16.7 16.7 .162 .179 .148 40
2021 Curveball -3 -1 29 13.9 6 0 0 .117 58.3 66.7 26.7 .019 .021 .131 0
2021 Changeup -2.9 -1 31 14.9 9 .25 .375 .269 43.8 33.3 37.5 .163 .187 .152 0
2021 4-Seamer -4.7 -4 86 41.3 20 .118 .118 .195 19.5 30 25 .317 .493 .396 54.5
2021 Splitter 2.8 0 7 3.4 0 0
2020 Splitter -4.1 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2020 Curveball -1.4 -1 62 12.3 11 .111 .111 .209 55.6 45.5 25 .124 .149 .226 0
2020 Cutter 3.5 1 34 6.7 13 .364 .909 .554 30 30.8 36.4 .344 .781 .502 57.1
2020 Sinker -0.9 -1 72 14.3 17 .353 .529 .379 23.1 11.8 13.3 .316 .422 .32 46.7
2020 Changeup -1.2 -1 61 12.1 17 .118 .294 .224 56.4 41.2 31.8 .208 .32 .225 20
2020 Slider -3.1 -3 87 17.3 25 .087 .087 .128 51.4 48 34.3 .078 .132 .14 9.1
2020 4-Seamer 2.1 4 183 36.3 38 .294 .5 .376 31.8 31.6 23.1 .247 .349 .304 59.1
2019 Splitter 7.3 1 19 2.1 5 .5 .5 .5 33.3 0 0 .346 .404 .403 25
2019 Cutter -2.5 -1 43 4.7 14 0 0 .214 57.1 35.7 27.8 .143 .164 .261 16.7
2019 Slider 1 1 113 12.3 32 .267 .7 .417 41.2 43.8 34.1 .259 .588 .363 50
2019 Curveball 3.4 5 136 14.8 34 .333 .5 .425 33.3 26.5 17.6 .215 .358 .296 28.6
2019 Sinker -1.4 -2 140 15.2 34 .25 .393 .329 19.4 20.6 24.1 .339 .571 .426 68.2
2019 Changeup -0.6 -1 127 13.8 38 .216 .27 .245 34.7 39.5 38.5 .189 .296 .237 27.3
2019 4-Seamer 0 0 344 37.3 71 .276 .534 .408 28.7 29.6 21 .305 .624 .439 51.4
2018 Splitter 5.3 1 17 1.4 6 .333 .333 .3 40 33.3 28.6 .379 .429 .363 50
2018 Cutter -1.3 -1 54 4.3 14 .286 .429 .307 23.3 35.7 35.7 .276 .325 .265 33.3
2018 Curveball 0 0 164 13.2 33 .233 .267 .244 38 42.4 20.6 .178 .223 .238 17.6
2018 Changeup 3.1 4 121 9.7 36 .4 .543 .443 31.9 30.6 26.2 .3 .408 .317 29.2
2018 Sinker 1.4 3 199 16 51 .267 .711 .45 16 19.6 25 .295 .719 .453 36.1
2018 Slider -2.2 -5 214 17.2 57 .167 .204 .17 49.1 49.1 35.4 .19 .358 .255 42.9
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 9 476 38.2 110 .273 .566 .388 25.6 29.1 20.3 .271 .565 .38 45.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 307 1246 10 -9 5 5 11
2019 232 939 -2 -9 8 5 3
2020 124 512 4 -8 0 3 0
2021 49 208 -4 -5 0 1 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 1246 50 66.6 78.6 32.1 49 45.3 26.5 49.4 30.4 6.9 75.6
2019 922 44.3 71.3 80.8 29 43.6 40.2 23.7 47.7 31.8 6.7 75.8
2020 504 46.8 66.1 71.8 31.3 38.1 45 13 47.6 39.6 6.3 62.5
2021 208 49.5 70.9 83.6 24.8 30.8 43.8 26.5 47.6 29.3 5.3 72.7
2880 47.6 68.2 78.5 30.4 44.2 43.5 23.3 48.4 32.4 6.6 73.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2018 68 31
2019 67
2020 74
2021 18 29 14 10 37 10 22 24 21 8 47 37 81 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.3 8 8.4 0 4 6 3 37.5
2020 22.1 4 1.8 2 2 1 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 8 12 9 11 9 8 10 8 8 10 7 7 5 8 10 6 9 8 10 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 10 7 9
2020 4 2 3 1 3 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 3
! 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.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.2 90.5 1.3 87.4 -3.1 87.3 -0.1
Launch Angle 10.5 7.4 -3.1 8.5 1.1 3.6 -4.9
Barrel % 14.5 12.5 -2 4.3 -8.2 3.7 -0.6
Hard Hit % 38.2 43.8 5.6 39.1 -4.7 33.3 -5.8
Sweet Spot % 41.4 38.3 -3.1 27.5 -10.8 29.6 2.1
xBA .256 .259 0.003 .213 -0.046 .228 0.015
BA .265 .258 -0.007 .221 -0.037 .14 -0.081
xwOBA .34 .359 0.019 .272 -0.087 .28 0.008
wOBA .332 .346 0.014 .293 -0.053 .192 -0.101
xSLG .48 .479 -0.001 .332 -0.147 .313 -0.019
SLG .473 .455 -0.018 .389 -0.066 .163 -0.226
K% 33 31.1 -1.9 35.8 4.7 34.7 -1.1
BB% 5.8 9.2 3.4 4.1 -5.1 8.2 4.1
Swing % 49.4 47.7 -1.7 47.6 -0.1 47.6 0
Whiff% 30.4 31.8 1.4 39.6 7.8 29.3 -10.3
In Zone % 50 44.3 -5.7 46.8 2.5 49.5 2.7
Out of Zone % 50 55.7 5.7 53.2 -2.5 50.5 -2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 32.1 29 -3.1 31.3 2.3 24.8 -6.5
First Pitch Swing % 26.5 23.7 -2.8 13 -10.7 26.5 13.5
First Pitch Strike % 64.1 57 -7.1 52 -5 63.3 11.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2018 L 307 43 14.0 .333 .328
2019 L 228 78 34.2 .326 .386
2020 L 123 64 52.0 .318 .269
2021 L 49 32 65.3 .177 .201