Jay Jackson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 9, #281, Chicago Cubs | Furman
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 1 3.74 23 1 0 21.2 28 1.25
2022 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 1.1 1 0.75
2023 3 1 2.12 25 0 0 29.2 27 0.91
5 Seasons 6 2 3.50 84 1 0 87.1 107 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 23 2-1 3.74 21.2 28 1.25
2022 2 0-0 0.00 1.1 1 0.75
2023 25 3-1 2.12 29.2 27 0.91
5 Seasons 84 6-2 3.50 87.1 107 1.18
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
2015 27 73 15 2 13.3 10.0 93.3 110.4 10.7 40.0 .317 .576 .380 .403 .492 46.7 20.0 5.0 6.23 7.30
2019 31 560 65 7 10.8 5.3 88.9 106.2 15.3 36.9 .210 .413 .309 .320 .449 34.9 35.6 13.6 4.45 4.54
2021 33 391 50 6 12.0 6.7 91.3 109.8 21.6 42.0 .204 .405 .299 .316 .405 42.0 31.1 13.3 3.74 4.24
2022 34 12 4 0 0.0 0.0 99.3 104.2 45.8 25.0 .153 .225 .177 .163 .204 75.0 20.0 0.0 0.00 1.14
2023 35 443 79 6 7.6 5.2 87.0 114.9 18.2 29.1 .219 .390 .239 .286 .343 35.4 23.3 7.8 2.12 3.40
Player 1479 213 21 9.9 5.8 89.2 114.9 18.0 35.2 .217 .411 .287 .311 .397 38.4 29.5 11.0
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

Jackson relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(60%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(37.3%) ,
Sinker
(2.7%) ,


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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 40.0 20.0 40.0 0.0 46.7 40.0 13.3 0.0 46.7 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 10.0
2019 38.5 26.2 26.2 9.2 32.3 50.8 16.9 1.5 29.2 27.7 24.6 1.5 10.8 5.3
2021 32.0 40.0 24.0 4.0 38.0 28.0 34.0 6.0 20.0 32.0 22.0 8.0 12.0 6.7
2022 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 50.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 0.0
2023 45.6 30.4 12.7 11.4 38.0 43.0 19.0 6.3 30.4 32.9 19.0 3.8 7.6 5.2
Player 39.4 30.5 21.6 8.5 37.1 41.3 21.6 4.7 28.2 30.0 20.7 5.2 9.9 5.8
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 TOR R 165 93.3 15.7 0.1 1 9.7 2.1 27
2023 Slider TOR R 265 84.7 35.3 -1.7 -5 5.3 -0.2 -4
2023 Sinker TOR R 12 92.6 18.9 -4.8 -20 15.2 0.1 0
2022 4-Seamer ATL R 5 92.5 14.3 1.2 8 6.0 -1.1 -15
2022 Slider ATL R 7 83.8 34.2 -3.8 -10 5.5 -0.5 -8
2021 4-Seamer SF R 135 94.8 13.8 0.9 6 7.5 -0.1 -2
2021 Slider SF R 253 84.9 37.1 0.9 3 7.0 1.8 35
2021 Changeup SF R 3 89.5 18.1 -9.9 -35 8.9 -5.3 -37
2019 Slider MIL R 294 85.9 36.4 0.5 1 4.8 0.4 10
2019 4-Seamer MIL R 222 94.4 15.8 -0.2 -1 11.7 3.8 47
2019 Changeup MIL R 16 87.2 24.1 -5.2 -18 10.6 -3.4 -24
2015 4-Seamer SD R 49 95.2 -- -- 10.3 3.0 41
2015 Sinker SD R 1 95.0 -- -- 12.2 -1.7 -12
2015 Slider SD R 23 85.8 -- -- 6.2 1.2 24
! 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 Slider 3.2 8 265 59.8 71 .116 .261 .173 35.4 23.9 20.7 .227 .421 .283 26.9
2023 4-Seamer 0.5 1 165 37.2 41 .286 .429 .358 17.6 22.0 19.1 .208 .342 .290 51.9
2023 Sinker 1.1 0 12 2.7 2 .000 .000 .350 60.0 50.0 33.3 -- -- .350 --
2022 Slider 1.3 0 7 58.3 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 -- .109 .113 .107 50.0
2022 4-Seamer 3.2 0 5 41.7 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 33.3 100.0 .182 .300 .200 100.0
2021 Slider 1.0 3 253 64.7 57 .220 .440 .317 31.1 31.6 26.5 .209 .401 .306 39.4
2021 4-Seamer 1.1 2 135 34.5 33 .154 .269 .278 26.9 30.3 23.3 .196 .415 .338 47.1
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 3 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider 1.8 5 294 52.5 72 .172 .281 .235 44.1 38.9 27.5 .195 .314 .256 31.6
2019 4-Seamer -2.6 -6 222 39.6 50 .263 .658 .461 31.0 36.0 26.9 .227 .596 .406 47.6
2019 Changeup 9.0 1 16 2.9 4 .250 .250 .225 14.3 0.0 0.0 .335 .366 .311 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 4-Seam Fastball 165 93.3 95 18.2 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Sinker 12 92.6 92 20.3 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 254 84.7 25 6.2 9:45 9:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 133 94.8 93 18.0 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 250 84.9 29 7.8 8:30 8:45 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 126 532 3 4 -3 -3 1
2021 90 391 0 10 -4 -2 4
2023 114 442 1 10 -1 -1 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 73 46.6 82.4 85.7 41.0 43.8 42.5 70.0 60.3 29.5 12.3 100.0
2019 560 41.2 69.4 74.3 32.9 38.8 42.7 59.5 47.9 38.8 4.5 70.8
2021 391 44.5 67.8 82.2 25.8 44.6 43.7 51.1 44.5 29.9 6.9 77.8
2022 12 58.3 85.7 66.7 0.0 -- 8.3 40.0 50.0 33.3 0.0 --
2023 443 47.2 70.3 81.6 29.9 44.3 43.6 71.1 49.0 30.4 7.2 84.4
Player 1,479 44.3 70.1 79.4 30.3 42.0 42.9 61.4 47.9 33.4 6.3 80.4
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
2019 70 79 44
2021 73 64 50
2023 38 55 46
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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 22.5 6 5.2 1 1 5 1 16.7
2021 24.5 3 2.2 1 2 0 2 66.7
2023 24.0 4 3.7 0 0 3 1 25.0
Player 23.4 13 11.1 2 3 8 4 30.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 5 3 6 6 6 6 5 3 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 3
2021 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4
2023 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4
Player 13 11 8 11 12 12 12 12 7 11 11 10 12 11 12 11 11 12 10 12 12 11 12 12 11 11 10 12 12 11 11
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.8 92.5 -2.3 93.3 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 89.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.9 83.8 -1.1 84.7 0.9
Exit Velocity 91.3 99.3 8.0 87.0 -12.3
Launch Angle 21.6 45.8 24.2 18.2 -27.6
Barrel % 12.0 0.0 -12.0 7.6 7.6
Hard Hit % 42.0 75.0 33.0 35.4 -39.6
Sweet Spot % 42.0 25.0 -17.0 29.1 4.1
xBA .204 .153 -0.051 .219 0.066
BA .197 .200 0.003 .171 -0.029
xwOBA .316 .163 -0.153 .286 0.123
wOBA .299 .177 -0.122 .239 0.062
xSLG .405 .225 -0.180 .390 0.165
SLG .382 .200 -0.182 .314 0.114
K% 31.1 20.0 -11.1 23.3 3.3
BB% 13.3 0.0 -13.3 7.8 7.8
Swing % 44.5 50.0 5.5 49.0 -1.0
Whiff% 29.9 33.3 3.4 30.4 -2.9
In Zone % 44.5 58.3 13.8 47.2 -11.1
Out of Zone % 55.5 41.7 -13.8 52.8 11.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.8 0.0 -25.8 29.9 29.9
First Pitch Swing % 22.2 40.0 17.8 37.7 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 51.1 40.0 -11.1 71.1 31.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 131 .309 81 13 16.0 50 35 70.0
2021 Shifts 82 .268 51 11 21.6 31 20 64.5
2022 Shifts 5 .177 3 1 33.3 2 1 50.0
2023 Shades 114 .239 74 17 23.0 40 5 12.5
! 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 %
2015 19 20.2 26.3% 10.5% 8 25.9 0.0% 25.0%
2019 153 24.5 0.0% 16.3% 87 28.9 0.0% 46.0%
2021 102 22.1 0.0% 2.9% 81 25.0 0.0% 11.1%
2022 4 23.9 0.0% 0.0% 1 27.4 0.0% 0.0%
2023 142 18.6 0.0% 0.0% 54 20.8 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution