Jason Gurka
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 170LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 15, #446, Baltimore Orioles | Angelina College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.2 0 4.50
3 Seasons 0 0 9.00 18 0 0 18.0 14 2.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 3 0-0 0.00 0.2 0 4.50
3 Seasons 18 0-0 9.00 18.0 14 2.17

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 27 143 30 2 6.7 5.1 90.1 104.4 7.8 40.0 .310 .498 .485 .366 .432 43.3 17.9 5.1 9.39 5.77
2016 28 155 36 1 2.8 2.2 89.2 109.8 4.3 36.1 .346 .462 .408 .368 .423 41.7 15.6 4.4 9.31 5.97
2017 29 21 4 0 0 0 90.8 102.2 20.2 100.0 .500 .635 .560 .536 .497 25.0 0.0 20.0 0.00 17.00
Player 319 70 3 4.3 3.4 89.7 109.8 6.7 41.4 .337 .486 .450 .377 .431 41.4 15.7 5.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gurka relies on 4 pitches.
Curveball
(47.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(33.3%) ,
Slider
(9.5%) ,
Sinker
(9.5%) ,


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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
2015 43.3 16.7 40.0 0.0 30.0 43.3 26.7 3.3 30.0 23.3 30.0 3.3 6.7 5.1
2016 52.8 13.9 30.6 2.8 25.0 55.6 19.4 5.6 33.3 11.1 33.3 11.1 2.8 2.2
2017 0.0 25.0 75.0 0.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 45.7 15.7 37.1 1.4 28.6 50.0 21.4 4.3 30.0 18.6 32.9 7.1 4.3 3.4
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.5 24.5 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
2017 Slider LAA L 2 79.6 43.8 1.0 2 8.6 0.3 3
2017 Curveball LAA L 10 77.3 54.6 0.0 0 13.3 4.3 48
2017 4-Seamer LAA L 7 91.1 18.0 -2.4 -15 9.8 2.0 25
2017 Sinker LAA L 2 92.0 22.2 1.5 7 15.5 1.0 7
2016 Changeup COL L 23 81.2 31.5 -0.1 0 12.1 -0.8 -6
2016 Sinker COL L 49 90.5 23.6 2.7 13 13.7 -0.6 -4
2016 Curveball COL L 37 76.8 52.3 -3.1 -6 10.7 2.2 26
2016 4-Seamer COL L 41 91.1 17.8 -2.1 -13 8.3 -0.1 -1
! 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 %
2017 Curveball -3.0 0 10 47.6 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .523 .632 .497 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 20.4 1 7 33.3 3 1.000 1.500 .950 0.0 0.0 0.0 .476 .639 .565 50.0
2017 Slider -1.0 0 2 9.5 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker -1.0 0 2 9.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 39 143 4 1 0 1 6
2016 45 155 4 2 1 1 8
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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 143 45.5 70.8 82.6 33.3 53.8 44.8 51.3 50.3 27.8 6.3 88.9
2016 155 54.2 65.5 92.7 36.6 76.9 43.9 53.3 52.3 12.3 6.5 90.0
2017 21 33.3 85.7 100.0 21.4 33.3 38.1 40.0 42.9 22.2 0.0 --
Player 319 48.9 68.6 88.8 33.7 63.6 43.9 51.7 50.8 19.8 6.0 89.5
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 43 89
2016 22 86
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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 21.2 1 0.7 0 1 1 0 0.0
2017 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 1
2017 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
! 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 92.1 90.8 -1.3 0.5
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 81.1 -2 0
Breaking Velocity 77.6 76.8 -0.8 0.9
Exit Velocity 90.1 89.2 -0.9 1.6
Launch Angle 7.8 4.3 -3.5 15.9
Barrel % 6.7 2.8 -3.9 -2.8
Hard Hit % 43.3 41.7 -1.6 -16.7
Sweet Spot % 40 36.1 -3.9 63.9
xBA .31 .346 0.036 0.154
BA .432 .381 -0.051 0.119
xwOBA .366 .368 0.002 0.168
wOBA .485 .408 -0.077 0.152
xSLG .498 .462 -0.036 0.173
SLG .676 .571 -0.105 0.179
K% 17.9 15.6 -2.3 -15.6
BB% 5.1 4.4 -0.7 15.6
Swing % 50.3 52.3 2 -9.4
Whiff% 27.8 12.3 -15.5 9.9
In Zone % 45.5 54.2 8.7 -20.9
Out of Zone % 54.5 45.8 -8.7 20.9
Out of Zone Swing % 33.3 36.6 3.3 -15.2
First Pitch Swing % 23.1 24.4 1.3 15.6
First Pitch Strike % 51.3 53.3 2 -13.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 43 .411 30 1 3.3 13 6 46.2
2017 5 .560 1 0 0.0 4 1 25.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 29 18.4 24.1% 3.4% 35 20.3 11.4% 11.4%
2016 24 19.6 4.2% 0.0% 41 22.4 2.4% 14.6%
2017 6 18.5 0.0% 0.0% 3 20.2 0.0% 0.0%

Pitch Distribution