Jake Diekman
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 4" 195LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 30, #923, Philadelphia Phillies | Cloud County CC

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 1 4.23 44 0 1 38.1 51 1.49
11 Seasons 25 29 3.87 599 0 15 513.2 660 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 44 5-1 4.23 38.1 51 1.49
11 Seasons 599 25-29 3.87 513.2 660 1.40

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
2015 28 1097 157 9 5.7 3.5 87.6 108.7 5.6 26.8 .199 .303 .310 .281 .316 31.2 26.5 11.9 4.01 3.22
2016 29 932 133 7 5.3 3.2 87.6 111.1 11.2 30.1 .206 .316 .267 .285 .326 32.3 26.7 11.8 3.40 3.38
2017 30 188 22 1 4.5 2.2 86.3 113.1 3.8 27.3 .175 .282 .247 .304 .325 31.8 28.9 22.2 2.53 3.95
2018 31 1012 140 7 5.0 2.9 87.1 112.2 10.0 30.0 .220 .338 .319 .306 .355 34.3 27.2 12.8 4.72 3.95
2019 32 1184 148 6 4.1 2.1 88.0 108.3 9.1 35.1 .205 .302 .303 .301 .340 31.8 29.8 13.8 4.64 3.97
2020 33 354 40 3 7.5 3.6 86.0 115.9 6.7 20.0 .134 .245 .202 .241 .292 42.5 36.9 14.3 0.42 2.42
2021 34 1118 141 15 10.6 5.7 90.0 108.7 16.6 37.6 .218 .398 .312 .323 .418 39.7 31.7 13.0 3.86 4.45
2022 35 1172 140 10 7.1 3.7 89.8 112.0 15.9 38.6 .209 .349 .353 .319 .370 39.3 29.4 15.6 4.99 4.25
Player 7057 921 58 6.3 3.5 88.2 115.9 10.9 32.2 .205 .329 .305 .300 .350 35.0 29.1 13.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Diekman relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(44.4%) ,
Slider
(35.1%) ,
Sinker
(19.5%) ,
Changeup
(1%) ,


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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
2015 56.7 17.2 19.7 6.4 29.3 38.9 31.8 3.8 47.8 21.0 17.8 3.2 5.7 3.5
2016 49.6 20.3 23.3 6.8 39.8 31.6 27.8 4.5 35.3 28.6 21.8 3.8 5.3 3.2
2017 59.1 13.6 22.7 4.5 45.5 22.7 31.8 4.5 45.5 18.2 22.7 4.5 4.5 2.2
2018 50.7 20.0 20.7 8.6 36.4 40.7 22.9 2.9 36.4 22.1 24.3 7.1 5.0 2.9
2019 48.0 11.5 31.1 9.5 39.9 37.8 22.3 3.4 36.5 23.0 29.7 2.7 4.1 2.1
2020 62.5 27.5 5.0 5.0 27.5 42.5 30.0 15.0 40.0 20.0 10.0 5.0 7.5 3.6
2021 36.2 29.8 26.2 7.8 30.5 42.6 27.0 3.5 24.8 25.5 27.7 7.8 10.6 5.7
2022 40.7 20.7 28.6 10.0 33.6 40.0 26.4 4.3 30.0 28.6 25.0 5.0 7.1 3.7
Player 48.1 20.0 24.0 7.9 34.7 38.4 26.7 4.2 35.8 24.3 23.7 4.9 6.3 3.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Sinker CWS L 229 95.3 22.5 0.9 4 17.8 2.2 14
2022 Slider CWS L 411 81.4 40.3 0.1 0 16.0 5.4 51
2022 4-Seamer CWS L 520 95.6 17.6 -3.2 -22 15.9 7.6 92
2022 Changeup CWS L 12 86.4 32.9 1.9 6 14.3 0.0 0
2021 4-Seamer OAK L 623 95.4 16.7 -2.4 -17 14.2 6.6 85
2021 Changeup OAK L 9 87.1 30.7 0.9 3 13.4 -0.9 -6
2021 Slider OAK L 359 83.3 37.5 -0.9 -2 13.3 6.0 83
2021 Sinker OAK L 104 95.3 21.9 1.5 7 16.9 2.0 13
2020 Sinker OAK L 13 94.8 23.5 3.0 15 16.7 2.0 14
2020 4-Seamer OAK L 195 95.1 17.2 -2.7 -18 13.2 5.6 73
2020 Changeup OAK L 1 89.4 26.9 -2.3 -8 17.0 2.9 21
2020 Slider OAK L 143 82.5 39.7 0.0 0 14.0 7.0 101
2019 4-Seamer OAK L 575 95.8 19.0 -4.0 -27 14.0 5.7 68
2019 Sinker OAK L 61 95.5 24.9 4.0 19 17.6 2.5 16
2019 Slider OAK L 545 85.0 41.6 4.9 13 5.9 0.0 -1
2019 Changeup OAK L 3 90.0 35.2 6.1 21 17.4 1.7 11
2018 Slider AZ L 365 82.8 44.3 4.3 11 7.0 -0.1 -1
2018 4-Seamer AZ L 466 95.1 18.5 -3.0 -19 13.9 5.5 66
2018 Sinker AZ L 181 94.6 23.6 2.0 9 17.8 2.7 18
2017 4-Seamer TEX L 94 94.8 19.6 -4.9 -34 13.6 4.5 49
2017 Slider TEX L 60 82.3 44.6 5.7 15 7.4 0.6 9
2017 Sinker TEX L 34 94.6 26.4 5.6 27 16.4 1.1 7
2016 Changeup TEX L 12 87.6 27.1 -1.4 -5 13.3 0.2 2
2016 Sinker TEX L 675 95.8 18.6 0.4 2 17.3 3.0 21
2016 Slider TEX L 232 85.5 36.0 2.7 8 0.6 -4.2 -88
! 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 -0.2 -1 520 44.4 112 .224 .376 .351 35.9 29.5 21.6 .195 .302 .319 38.9
2022 Slider 1.4 6 411 35.1 103 .216 .420 .333 35.7 33.0 18.5 .204 .389 .312 36.4
2022 Sinker 1.8 4 229 19.5 50 .341 .512 .428 20.0 22.0 19.6 .256 .366 .347 46.7
2022 Changeup -3.7 0 12 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 25.0 .097 .173 .112 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 3 640 57.2 157 .241 .466 .371 31.9 28.7 22.3 .238 .458 .355 45.5
2021 Slider -1.2 -4 361 32.3 73 .121 .212 .196 47.0 45.2 25.6 .157 .283 .236 24.2
2021 Sinker 3.7 4 108 9.7 29 .304 .478 .417 21.3 17.2 20.0 .284 .400 .379 42.1
2021 Changeup -4.6 0 9 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .065 .070 .062 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -3.3 -7 197 55.6 48 .053 .132 .200 37.9 37.5 27.7 .151 .333 .299 52.4
2020 Slider -1.5 -2 143 40.4 32 .172 .172 .206 46.8 40.6 22.4 .105 .138 .161 31.3
2020 Sinker -5.4 -1 13 3.7 3 .333 .333 .300 25.0 0.0 0.0 .194 .204 .194 33.3
2020 Changeup -2.7 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -10 575 48.6 137 .213 .287 .310 28.3 27.0 21.1 .233 .335 .331 37.0
2019 Slider -0.1 -1 545 46.0 128 .213 .315 .300 44.9 35.2 24.1 .176 .252 .259 27.7
2019 Sinker 6.8 4 61 5.2 15 .273 .636 .523 19.4 13.3 9.5 .221 .491 .401 22.2
2019 Changeup -5.4 0 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .076 .090 .068 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 466 46.0 105 .256 .419 .363 24.1 27.6 21.2 .238 .376 .342 42.1
2018 Slider 0.9 3 365 36.1 93 .222 .346 .307 43.0 35.5 24.1 .181 .293 .256 20.0
2018 Sinker 0.6 1 181 17.9 43 .243 .270 .357 12.9 9.3 14.3 .263 .346 .329 42.4
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 0 94 50.0 22 .133 .133 .345 25.0 22.7 22.7 .180 .213 .339 20.0
2017 Slider -6.0 -4 60 31.9 13 .000 .000 .000 47.8 46.2 31.6 .158 .171 .181 42.9
2017 Sinker 1.2 0 34 18.1 9 .286 .714 .478 16.7 22.2 18.2 .190 .603 .404 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 128 523 0 -2 3 3 5
2013 162 629 -3 -10 4 2 -8
2014 308 1,297 -7 -2 3 6 0
2015 278 1,168 -6 -3 3 3 -3
2016 229 959 -11 -1 7 6 1
2017 44 188 -1 -5 1 1 -3
2018 241 1,012 -4 -4 3 9 4
2019 282 1,190 -10 -14 7 10 -6
2020 103 435 -10 -4 4 2 -9
2021 260 1,118 -5 -6 5 8 2
2022 267 1,172 4 -14 12 7 9
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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 1,097 48.4 64.8 79.9 28.7 52.5 43.0 59.2 46.2 28.2 5.8 71.9
2016 932 45.5 64.4 77.3 25.6 56.9 38.7 53.4 43.2 27.8 6.3 64.4
2017 188 44.7 60.7 84.3 25.0 42.3 43.6 54.5 41.0 29.9 5.3 80.0
2018 1,012 46.5 59.7 79.4 27.4 56.1 39.3 56.2 42.4 28.4 7.5 60.5
2019 1,184 47.1 62.7 76.9 29.4 39.7 41.5 59.4 45.1 35.2 6.6 70.5
2020 354 52.5 60.8 68.1 26.2 36.4 40.7 66.3 44.4 40.8 8.8 67.7
2021 1,118 47.4 64.3 76.0 25.3 39.6 40.3 59.6 43.8 35.1 7.2 77.5
2022 1,172 46.4 62.7 77.1 25.5 43.8 41.3 61.9 42.7 32.7 7.1 73.5
Player 7,057 47.2 62.9 77.4 26.9 47.0 40.8 58.8 43.9 31.9 6.8 70.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2015 77 94 93 86 55 70 31 65 65 82 4 85 42 96 26 59
2016 79 91 92 87 54 87 64 74 68 85 5 81 13 88 12 55
2017 79 32 51
2018 52 73 82 85 17 89 76 81 61 77 5 73 43 81 28 56
2019 65 87 96 98 16 94 93 68 85 84 4 94 53 86 36 65
2020 97 99 98 83 88 74 44 87 20 96 7 98 35 83 43 58
2021 35 76 48 31 25 57 10 22 40 92 7 96 21 80 42 56
2022 32 82 70 53 5 78 52 16 36 85 1 90 11 80 53 52
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.2 5 5.3 0 3 0 5 100.0
2017 22.6 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0.0
2018 22.2 4 4.7 -1 3 5 1 25.0
2019 25.5 3 2.3 1 2 0 2 66.7
2020 24.0 2 2.9 -1 1 3 1 50.0
2021 23.4 10 10.7 -1 3 7 6 60.0
2022 24.3 9 8.1 1 0 5 4 44.4
Player 23.5 34 35.0 -1 12 21 19 55.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 6 7 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 6 5 5
2017 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
2018 4 5 7 4 5 6 4 6 5 4 4 5 2 4 5 6 6 5 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 6 6 2 6 2 7
2019 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4
2020 2 2 5 2 4 2 0 3 2 3 4 4 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 2 2 5 2 2 2 2 5
2021 10 10 13 8 11 12 10 12 11 9 10 11 8 9 11 13 13 10 11 10 13 8 9 12 9 12 13 10 13 8 13
2022 9 9 8 9 9 9 8 8 9 6 8 8 7 6 7 9 9 9 8 8 9 8 7 9 9 7 9 7 9 7 9
Player 34 36 44 31 37 37 30 37 35 30 37 36 27 28 33 40 38 36 31 34 39 32 33 36 32 39 39 28 39 27 44
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.1 95.8 -1.3 94.8 -1 94.9 0.1 95.7 0.8 95.1 -0.6 95.3 0.2 95.5 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 89.2 87.6 -1.6 0 0 0 0 90 0 89.4 -0.6 87.1 -2.3 86.4 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 85.3 85.5 0.2 82.3 -3.2 82.8 0.5 85 2.2 82.5 -2.5 83.3 0.8 81.4 -1.9
Exit Velocity 87.6 87.6 0 86.3 -1.3 87.1 0.8 88 0.9 86 -2 90 4 89.8 -0.2
Launch Angle 5.6 11.2 5.6 3.8 -7.4 10 6.2 9.1 -0.9 6.7 -2.4 16.6 9.9 15.9 -0.7
Barrel % 5.7 5.3 -0.4 4.5 -0.8 5 0.5 4.1 -0.9 7.5 3.4 10.6 3.1 7.1 -3.5
Hard Hit % 31.2 32.3 1.1 31.8 -0.5 34.3 2.5 31.8 -2.5 42.5 10.7 39.7 -2.8 39.3 -0.4
Sweet Spot % 26.8 30.1 3.3 27.3 -2.8 30 2.7 35.1 5.1 20 -15.1 37.6 17.6 38.6 1
xBA .199 .206 0.007 .175 -0.031 .22 0.045 .205 -0.015 .134 -0.071 .218 0.084 .209 -0.009
BA .235 .189 -0.046 .121 -0.068 .24 0.119 .215 -0.025 .114 -0.101 .211 0.097 .241 0.03
xwOBA .281 .285 0.004 .304 0.019 .306 0.002 .301 -0.005 .241 -0.06 .323 0.082 .319 -0.004
wOBA .31 .267 -0.043 .247 -0.02 .319 0.072 .303 -0.016 .202 -0.101 .312 0.11 .353 0.041
xSLG .303 .316 0.013 .282 -0.034 .338 0.056 .302 -0.036 .245 -0.057 .398 0.153 .349 -0.049
SLG .354 .3 -0.054 .212 -0.088 .363 0.151 .316 -0.047 .157 -0.159 .39 0.233 .417 0.027
K% 26.5 26.7 0.2 28.9 2.2 27.2 -1.7 29.8 2.6 36.9 7.1 31.7 -5.2 29.4 -2.3
BB% 11.9 11.8 -0.1 22.2 10.4 12.8 -9.4 13.8 1 14.3 0.5 13 -1.3 15.6 2.6
Swing % 46.2 43.2 -3 41 -2.2 42.4 1.4 45.1 2.7 44.4 -0.7 43.8 -0.6 42.7 -1.1
Whiff% 28.2 27.8 -0.4 29.9 2.1 28.4 -1.5 35.2 6.8 40.8 5.6 35.1 -5.7 32.7 -2.4
In Zone % 48.4 45.5 -2.9 44.7 -0.8 46.5 1.8 47.1 0.6 52.5 5.4 47.4 -5.1 46.4 -1
Out of Zone % 51.6 54.5 2.9 55.3