Jake Woodford
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2015 | Rd: CB-A, #39, St. Louis Cardinals | H.B. Plant (FL) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 4 3.99 26 8 0 67.2 50 1.34
2022 4 0 2.23 27 1 0 48.1 24 1.12
2023 2 3 6.23 15 8 0 47.2 29 1.74
4 Seasons 10 7 4.29 80 18 0 184.2 119 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 26 3-4 3.99 67.2 50 1.34
2022 27 4-0 2.23 48.1 24 1.12
2023 15 2-3 6.23 47.2 29 1.74
4 Seasons 80 10-7 4.29 184.2 119 1.37
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2020 23 360 64 9 14.1 10.6 89.9 110.3 12.2 21.9 .271 .529 .343 .357 .419 40.6 18.8 5.9 5.57 5.59
2021 24 1156 210 12 5.7 4.1 90.3 115.4 13.2 32.4 .266 .405 .322 .332 .353 41.0 17.1 8.5 3.99 4.73
2022 25 697 152 8 5.3 4.3 88.0 117.7 9.4 25.0 .276 .378 .268 .310 .331 36.2 12.8 5.9 2.23 4.00
2023 26 909 168 19 11.3 8.6 92.1 116.6 5.8 35.1 .306 .530 .404 .394 .417 49.4 13.1 9.9 6.23 7.04
Player 3122 594 48 8.1 6.1 90.2 117.7 10.0 30.1 .280 .447 .335 .347 .372 42.1 15.1 8.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Woodford relies on 7 pitches.
Sinker
(50.2%) ,
Sweeper
(22.2%) ,
Curveball
(10.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(6.8%) ,
Cutter
(5.6%) ,
Changeup
(4.1%) ,
Slider
(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
2020 45.3 26.6 21.9 6.3 42.2 35.9 21.9 0.0 37.5 21.9 23.4 3.1 14.1 10.6
2021 42.4 24.3 25.7 7.6 34.8 36.7 28.6 2.4 30.5 25.7 27.1 8.1 5.7 4.1
2022 53.3 18.4 19.7 8.6 40.8 38.2 21.1 6.6 39.5 20.4 25.0 3.3 5.3 4.3
2023 51.2 19.6 25.6 3.6 41.1 41.1 17.9 3.0 37.5 16.7 21.4 8.9 11.3 8.6
Player 48.0 21.7 23.7 6.6 38.9 38.2 22.9 3.4 35.5 21.4 24.6 6.6 8.1 6.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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
2023 4-Seamer STL R 60 92.3 18.6 -1.9 -12 5.8 -1.9 -24
2023 Curveball STL R 92 76.3 61.6 4.0 7 10.9 -0.3 -2
2023 Changeup STL R 35 86.2 31.2 -0.7 -2 12.1 -2.4 -16
2023 Slider STL R 9 82.9 34.3 -4.0 -10 7.3 0.2 2
2023 Sweeper STL R 191 81.7 43.6 3.6 9 12.5 -2.2 -15
2023 Sinker STL R 427 91.9 26.2 1.3 5 13.3 -1.9 -12
2023 Cutter STL R 51 89.8 25.6 0.1 0 0.9 -1.0 -53
2022 4-Seamer STL R 149 92.4 18.4 -2.7 -17 5.5 -1.7 -24
2022 Slider STL R 2 83.7 39.2 1.1 3 7.2 0.7 10
2022 Changeup STL R 26 85.2 29.9 -1.8 -6 12.1 -2.2 -15
2022 Sweeper STL R 195 82.1 43.8 3.7 9 12.8 -2.2 -15
2022 Sinker STL R 266 91.8 24.3 0.9 4 12.6 -2.3 -16
2022 Curveball STL R 59 75.3 66.2 6.3 11 10.7 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider STL R 45 84.0 39.3 1.9 5 3.5 -2.5 -41
2021 Sweeper STL R 215 81.8 43.5 2.0 5 13.4 -1.8 -12
2021 Changeup STL R 69 85.1 28.1 -3.0 -10 12.4 -1.7 -12
2021 Sinker STL R 425 91.4 23.3 0.1 0 12.9 -1.9 -13
2021 4-Seamer STL R 257 92.1 17.7 -1.8 -12 4.7 -2.6 -36
2021 Curveball STL R 145 76.3 64.6 7.1 12 10.0 -0.1 -1
2020 4-Seamer STL R 156 92.7 17.7 -1.8 -11 5.2 -2.3 -30
2020 Slider STL R 97 84.5 39.6 2.4 7 3.8 -1.4 -26
2020 Curveball STL R 76 76.3 65.2 7.8 14 10.6 0.0 0
2020 Changeup STL R 4 85.7 28.7 -2.2 -7 13.0 -0.4 -3
2020 Sinker STL R 27 93.0 19.2 -2.6 -12 11.3 -3.4 -23
! 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 %
2023 Sinker -0.3 -1 456 50.2 114 .299 .536 .401 11.0 12.3 13.9 .305 .511 .394 47.1
2023 Sweeper -0.7 -1 202 22.2 63 .241 .448 .327 18.6 12.7 12.1 .277 .468 .343 49.0
2023 Curveball -2.5 -2 92 10.1 12 .455 .727 .525 20.0 8.3 3.4 .324 .596 .411 40.0
2023 4-Seamer -10.5 -7 62 6.8 16 .571 1.357 .788 29.6 25.0 16.0 .463 1.041 .632 80.0
2023 Cutter -1.8 -1 51 5.6 9 .500 .625 .517 16.7 11.1 7.1 .253 .381 .317 57.1
2023 Changeup 0.7 0 37 4.1 8 .167 .167 .288 18.2 12.5 9.1 .284 .309 .371 40.0
2023 Slider 1.3 0 9 1.0 -- -- -- 25.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Sinker 0.9 2 266 38.2 105 .284 .337 .327 14.8 10.5 15.9 .280 .361 .315 41.9
2022 Sweeper 1.1 2 195 28.0 37 .194 .333 .219 26.1 18.9 12.1 .222 .356 .249 23.3
2022 4-Seamer 0.7 1 149 21.4 26 .208 .208 .227 16.9 15.4 7.5 .296 .364 .322 30.0
2022 Curveball 2.3 1 59 8.5 10 .000 .000 .070 0.0 20.0 18.2 .191 .355 .279 28.6
2022 Changeup -4.6 -1 26 3.7 8 .500 .750 .538 0.0 0.0 0.0 .483 .726 .523 50.0
2022 Slider 26.7 1 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .429 .482 .396 0.0
2021 Sinker 2.1 9 425 36.8 117 .240 .390 .349 15.0 11.1 15.9 .285 .440 .356 42.2
2021 4-Seamer -1.4 -4 257 22.2 63 .250 .385 .314 16.4 17.5 11.0 .246 .344 .302 47.7
2021 Sweeper -2.8 -6 215 18.6 58 .283 .377 .324 29.3 32.8 24.4 .217 .346 .280 32.4
2021 Curveball -2.8 -4 145 12.5 32 .280 .480 .384 18.4 12.5 11.1 .332 .513 .426 45.5
2021 Changeup -2.3 -2 69 6.0 13 .385 .615 .427 28.6 0.0 0.0 .323 .406 .318 30.8
2021 Slider 6.2 3 45 3.9 10 .200 .300 .215 36.4 30.0 17.6 .188 .409 .250 28.6
2020 4-Seamer -2.0 -3 156 43.3 42 .316 .711 .438 15.6 11.9 10.9 .296 .564 .385 44.1
2020 Slider 0.9 1 97 26.9 25 .240 .400 .274 22.2 20.0 16.7 .301 .601 .377 45.0
2020 Curveball -1.1 -1 76 21.1 9 .222 .556 .322 10.5 11.1 5.9 .227 .524 .312 12.5
2020 Sinker 1.3 0 27 7.5 8 .000 .000 .175 62.5 62.5 55.6 .059 .062 .216 100.0
2020 Changeup 6.8 0 4 1.1 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .206 .254 .185 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 32 86.2 88 13.8 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 Curveball 91 76.3 90 20.7 7:15 7:00 15
2023 Cutter 51 89.8 43 7.6 12:30 11:30 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 60 92.3 81 14.1 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Sinker 417 91.9 82 14.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Sweeper 186 81.7 48 14.1 7:45 8:15 -30
2022 Changeup 25 85.2 99 14.4 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Curveball 59 75.3 95 23.5 7:00 7:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 149 92.4 84 14.1 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Sinker 257 91.9 82 15.0 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Sweeper 195 82.1 42 14.5 7:45 8:15 -30
2021 Changeup 69 85.1 97 15.6 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Curveball 144 76.3 97 22.9 6:45 7:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 256 92.1 86 14.7 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Sinker 420 91.4 84 15.9 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 45 84.0 26 5.3 9:15 8:00 75
2021 Sweeper 215 81.8 46 14.9 7:45 8:30 -45
2020 Curveball 75 76.3 98 23.6 7:00 7:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 150 92.7 86 14.4 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Sinker 27 93.0 90 16.6 1:00 1:30 -30
2020 Slider 88 84.5 34 6.2 9:45 8:00 105
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 85 360 -2 3 -2 -2 -2
2021 293 1,156 9 11 -16 -7 -4
2022 187 697 6 5 -2 -2 6
2023 222 909 -1 2 -8 -5 -12
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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 %
2020 360 47.2 66.5 85.0 25.8 67.3 43.6 63.5 45.0 20.4 7.8 75.0
2021 1,156 49.6 67.2 84.7 20.9 59.8 43.8 58.4 43.9 20.1 8.7 73.3
2022 697 48.6 72.0 87.7 28.8 70.9 47.3 60.4 49.8 17.3 7.0 83.7
2023 909 49.7 66.2 86.6 17.5 75.0 42.2 59.9 41.7 15.8 6.8 82.3
Player 3,122 49.1 67.9 86.0 22.3 67.5 44.1 59.8 44.7 18.3 7.7 77.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2020 16 21 7 5 51 28 3 23 28 21 82 13 30 41 50 48 63
2021 27 17 45 69 12 72 82 17 31 10 47 10 1 22 21 54 58
2022 21 18 58 66
2023 1 1 2 4 2 46 6 1 1 1 28 1 1 20 11 41 63
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.8 7 5.7 1 0 4 3 42.9
2021 23.5 7 5.9 1 4 5 2 28.6
2022 24.9 1 2.0 -1 4 2 1 100.0
2023 24.3 11 10.1 1 4 7 4 36.4
Player 24.2 26 23.8 2 12 18 10 38.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 7 7 5 5 5 7 6 5 4 5 5 6 7 5 6 6 7 7 5 6 6 6 7 7 5 5 5 6 7 6 3
2021 7 6 4 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 4 9 6 4 7 7 5 6 5 6 4 6 8 6 5 5 6 8 6 7 4
2022 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 1 1 4 3 4 1 4
2023 11 7 9 11 10 10 11 10 11 10 10 11 9 8 10 10 10 10 13 12 8 12 12 12 9 10 11 12 10 10 6
Player 26 21 21 25 23 25 26 23 20 20 20 28 23 20 24 26 23 25 26 25 20 28 30 28 20 21 26 29 27 24 17
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 91.7 -1.1 92.1 0.4 91.9 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.1 -0.6 85.2 0.1 86.2 1.0
Breaking Velocity 80.9 80.1 -0.8 80.5 0.4 80.0 -0.5
Exit Velocity 89.9 90.3 0.4 88.0 -2.3 92.1 4.1
Launch Angle 12.2 13.2 1.0 9.4 -3.8 5.8 -3.6
Barrel % 14.1 5.7 -8.4 5.3 -0.4 11.3 6.0
Hard Hit % 40.6 41.0 0.4 36.2 -4.8 49.4 13.2
Sweet Spot % 21.9 32.4 10.5 25.0 -7.4 35.1 10.1
xBA .271 .266 -0.005 .276 0.010 .306 0.030
BA .253 .261 0.008 .249 -0.012 .314 0.065
xwOBA .357 .332 -0.025 .310 -0.022 .394 0.084
wOBA .343 .322 -0.021 .268 -0.054 .404 0.136
xSLG .529 .405 -0.124 .378 -0.027 .530 0.152
SLG .532 .403 -0.129 .318 -0.085 .572 0.254
K% 18.8 17.1 -1.7 12.8 -4.3 13.1 0.3
BB% 5.9 8.5 2.6 5.9 -2.6 9.9 4.0
Swing % 45.0 43.9 -1.1 49.8 5.9 41.7 -8.1
Whiff% 20.4 20.1 -0.3 17.3 -2.8 15.8 -1.5
In Zone % 47.2 49.6 2.4 48.6 -1.0 49.7 1.1
Out of Zone % 52.8 50.4 -2.4 51.4 1.0 50.3 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.8 20.9 -4.9 28.8 7.9 17.5 -11.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.7 26.3 1.6 29.4 3.1 20.7 -8.7
First Pitch Strike % 63.5 58.4 -5.1 60.4 2.0 59.9 -0.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 85 .343 46 7 15.2 39 16 41.0
2021 Shifts 270 .330 146 5 3.4 124 59 47.6
2022 Shifts 182 .268 129 19 14.7 53 28 52.8
2023 Shades 209 .422 105 1 1.0 104 35 33.7
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 116 21.4 1.7% 0.9% 58 24.1 0.0% 3.4%
2021 336 17.6 21.1% 0.9% 223 24.1 0.0% 8.1%
2022 190 17.7 14.7% 2.6% 123 23.0 0.8% 3.3%
2023 274 15.2 44.9% 0.4% 184 19.2 1.6% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution