Javier Assad
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 26
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 3.11 9 8 0 37.2 30 1.46
2023 5 3 3.05 32 10 0 109.1 94 1.23
2024 2 0 2.16 3 3 0 16.2 18 0.96
3 Seasons 9 5 2.97 44 21 0 163.2 142 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 9 2-2 3.11 37.2 30 1.46
2023 32 5-3 3.05 109.1 94 1.23
2024 3 2-0 2.16 16.2 18 0.96
3 Seasons 44 9-5 2.97 163.2 142 1.25
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
2022 24 690 116 6 5.2 3.6 87.5 113.0 17.8 32.8 .255 .388 .314 .327 .350 33.6 18.1 12.0 3.11 4.49
2023 25 1710 311 28 9.0 6.2 87.6 112.4 11.4 31.2 .259 .418 .303 .330 .379 41.2 20.9 9.1 3.05 4.64
2024 26 280 39 3 7.7 4.7 86.5 109.4 13.0 35.9 .215 .360 .268 .290 .359 28.2 28.1 7.8 2.16 3.35
Player 2680 466 37 7.9 5.4 87.5 113.0 13.2 32.0 .254 .405 .302 .326 .370 38.2 20.9 9.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Assad relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(28.2%) ,
Cutter
(25.7%) ,
Four Seamer
(21.8%) ,
Slider
(13.2%) ,
Changeup
(5.7%) ,
Curveball
(5.4%) ,


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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
2022 41.4 23.3 21.6 13.8 40.5 30.2 29.3 5.2 30.2 30.2 25.9 3.4 5.2 3.6
2023 47.3 22.8 21.9 8.0 30.9 40.5 28.6 7.1 34.1 20.6 23.5 5.8 9.0 6.2
2024 38.5 23.1 30.8 7.7 28.2 48.7 23.1 10.3 25.6 30.8 25.6 0.0 7.7 4.7
Player 45.1 23.0 22.5 9.4 33.0 38.6 28.3 6.9 32.4 23.8 24.2 4.7 7.9 5.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2024 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 61 92.0 15.8 0.2 1 6.7 -0.4 -5
2024 Slider CHC R 37 79.7 43.2 0.7 2 15.1 5.6 58
2024 Curveball CHC R 15 76.5 59.1 0.9 2 11.9 1.8 18
2024 Changeup CHC R 16 85.0 30.3 -1.7 -5 14.4 0.2 1
2024 Sinker CHC R 79 91.9 21.5 -1.7 -7 15.4 0.0 0
2024 Cutter CHC R 72 87.8 27.6 0.5 2 4.0 0.9 29
2023 Changeup CHC R 69 85.0 28.7 -2.6 -8 12.9 -1.1 -8
2023 Slider CHC R 228 80.6 41.4 -0.2 0 13.4 4.5 50
2023 Curveball CHC R 89 76.5 55.9 -2.3 -4 9.4 -0.1 -1
2023 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 332 93.1 15.7 -0.2 -2 5.3 -1.4 -21
2023 Sinker CHC R 524 92.7 21.1 -1.2 -5 13.8 -1.0 -6
2023 Cutter CHC R 468 89.1 26.1 0.7 3 3.3 0.6 22
2022 Sinker CHC R 215 92.3 20.0 -2.1 -10 14.2 -0.3 -2
2022 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 147 92.9 15.2 0.0 0 6.9 -0.1 -2
2022 Curveball CHC R 29 75.9 58.3 -0.8 -1 10.8 0.7 7
2022 Cutter CHC R 186 88.1 28.2 -0.9 -3 3.6 0.9 36
2022 Slider CHC R 67 81.2 37.7 -3.2 -8 10.8 2.4 29
2022 Changeup CHC R 46 85.4 29.6 -1.0 -3 14.2 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 %
2024 Sinker 3.2 3 79 28.2 23 .200 .250 .263 13.2 21.7 17.9 .199 .256 .263 20.0
2024 Cutter -0.8 -1 72 25.7 15 .308 .769 .480 15.8 20.0 23.1 .343 .803 .507 60.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 1 61 21.8 12 .182 .182 .208 21.4 41.7 21.7 .140 .182 .186 16.7
2024 Slider -0.1 0 37 13.2 5 .200 .200 .180 41.7 40.0 11.1 .185 .236 .185 33.3
2024 Changeup 2.0 0 16 5.7 4 .000 .000 .175 33.3 25.0 20.0 .274 .369 .387 0.0
2024 Curveball 7.6 1 15 5.4 5 .000 .000 .000 37.5 40.0 20.0 .109 .130 .106 0.0
2023 Sinker 2.4 13 524 30.6 159 .214 .324 .266 14.2 23.3 30.6 .272 .407 .321 47.3
2023 Cutter 1.1 5 468 27.4 126 .218 .418 .338 18.0 11.9 17.4 .275 .477 .366 44.2
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 332 19.4 77 .313 .484 .406 19.3 18.2 15.6 .266 .403 .370 41.2
2023 Slider 0.0 0 228 13.3 48 .149 .255 .183 46.8 41.7 22.5 .135 .278 .183 18.5
2023 Curveball -2.6 -2 89 5.2 24 .273 .545 .373 24.2 20.8 15.6 .296 .489 .364 29.4
2023 Changeup -2.2 -2 69 4.0 14 .357 .571 .396 29.2 21.4 14.3 .310 .492 .343 27.3
2022 Sinker 1.6 3 215 31.2 50 .171 .171 .252 16.8 18.0 14.1 .220 .259 .299 28.1
2022 Cutter 1.4 3 186 27.0 44 .256 .359 .338 22.6 11.4 11.4 .260 .346 .314 32.4
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 0 147 21.3 36 .281 .531 .382 24.6 16.7 12.5 .280 .548 .392 38.5
2022 Slider -2.3 -2 67 9.7 18 .294 .647 .411 26.7 22.2 13.8 .329 .621 .418 30.8
2022 Changeup -3.6 -2 46 6.7 10 .333 .444 .375 37.5 30.0 16.7 .264 .354 .314 66.7
2022 Curveball 3.1 1 29 4.2 8 .125 .125 .113 42.9 37.5 27.3 .142 .159 .133 20.0
! 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
2024 Changeup 16 85.0 99 16.4 1:45 2:15 -30
2024 Curveball 15 76.5 80 19.4 7:15 7:15 0
2024 Cutter 69 87.8 51 8.3 11:45 10:45 60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 60 92.1 91 17.4 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Sinker 72 92.0 90 18.8 1:00 2:00 -60
2024 Slider 35 79.7 58 16.4 7:45 8:45 -60
2023 Changeup 69 85.0 99 15.8 1:45 2:00 -15
2023 Curveball 89 76.5 71 15.4 7:30 7:15 15
2023 Cutter 459 89.1 57 8.1 12:00 11:00 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 327 93.1 88 16.2 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 512 92.7 90 17.5 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 221 80.6 50 14.3 8:00 8:45 -45
2022 Changeup 43 85.4 94 16.3 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Curveball 28 76.0 74 17.6 7:30 7:15 15
2022 Cutter 183 88.1 51 7.3 12:00 10:45 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 145 92.9 90 17.5 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 203 92.3 90 18.7 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Slider 65 81.3 43 11.9 8:30 9:30 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 166 690 5 7 -5 -2 3
2023 448 1,710 17 18 -15 -7 14
2024 64 280 0 6 -2 0 4
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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 %
2022 690 44.3 68.6 83.3 28.4 64.2 44.9 59.6 46.2 23.2 6.2 62.8
2023 1,710 47.8 64.6 86.0 23.1 60.7 42.6 57.0 42.9 20.7 6.5 75.9
2024 280 47.9 63.4 85.9 30.8 66.7 44.3 62.5 46.4 20.8 7.5 90.5
Player 2,680 46.9 65.5 85.3 25.3 62.5 43.4 58.2 44.1 21.4 6.6 74.4
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2022 28 18 69
2023 30 28 37 50 29 28 29 78 36 33 38 11 4 29 3 27 46
2024 69 70 61 52 71 22 42 78 86 73 59 24 72 18 1 56
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 21.7 4 4.1 0 0 4 1 25.0
2023 22.8 13 12.0 1 3 7 7 53.8
2024 24.1 2 2.0 0 0 1 1 50.0
Player 22.8 19 18.1 1 3 12 9 47.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 4
2023 13 13 10 13 12 12 11 12 10 12 11 11 13 12 13 12 14 13 11 12 12 13 15 13 12 11 10 11 13 13 11
2024 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Player 19 18 16 18 18 18 17 18 15 18 17 16 19 19 19 19 20 19 17 18 19 20 22 20 18 17 17 17 20 19 16
! 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 91.5 0.4 90.6 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 85.0 -0.4 85.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.6 79.5 -0.1 78.8 -0.7
Exit Velocity 87.5 87.6 0.1 86.5 -1.1
Launch Angle 17.8 11.4 -6.4 13.0 1.6
Barrel % 5.2 9.0 3.8 7.7 -1.3
Hard Hit % 33.6 41.2 7.6 28.2 -13.0
Sweet Spot % 32.8 31.2 -1.6 35.9 4.7
xBA .255 .259 0.004 .215 -0.044
BA .240 .231 -0.009 .193 -0.038
xwOBA .327 .330 0.003 .290 -0.040
wOBA .314 .303 -0.011 .268 -0.035
xSLG .388 .418 0.030 .360 -0.058
SLG .370 .388 0.018 .316 -0.072
K% 18.1 20.9 2.8 28.1 7.2
BB% 12.0 9.1 -2.9 7.8 -1.3
Swing % 46.2 42.9 -3.3 46.4 3.5
Whiff% 23.2 20.7 -2.5 20.8 0.1
In Zone % 44.3 47.8 3.5 47.9 0.1
Out of Zone % 55.7 52.2 -3.5 52.1 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.4 23.1 -5.3 30.8 7.7
First Pitch Swing % 29.5 30.1 0.6 23.4 -6.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.6 57.0 -2.6 62.5 5.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 166 .314 93 23 24.7 73 37 50.7
2023 Shades 448 .303 239 6 2.5 209 38 18.2
2024 Shades 64 .268 33 0 0.0 31 6 19.4
! 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 %
2022 198 17.7 16.2% 3.0% 113 24.8 0.0% 10.6%
2023 507 17.0 23.1% 0.4% 285 20.5 1.1% 1.1%
2024 46 15.5 39.1% 0.0% 35 18.3 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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