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Jeffrey Springs
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 218LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 30, #888, Texas Rangers | Appalachian State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 1 3.09 30 0 2 32.0 41 1.03
4 Seasons 9 5 4.78 89 2 2 116.2 132 1.52
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 4-1 3.09 32.0 41 1.03
4 Seasons 89 9-5 4.78 116.2 132 1.52

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 26 562 95 6 6.3 86.7 108 17.6 41.1 .255 .408 .324 .326 .378 27.4 22 9.9 3.38 4.60
2019 27 665 99 6 6.1 88 110 21 45.5 .275 .431 .375 .353 .388 38.4 20.6 14.8 6.40 5.78
2020 28 405 63 8 12.7 86.5 116.3 15.2 41.3 .270 .491 .405 .345 .459 36.5 28.3 7.1 7.08 5.20
2021 29 535 77 12 15.6 86.1 112.9 11.3 35.1 .218 .396 .291 .287 .399 32.5 32.5 6.3 3.09 3.29
2167 334 32 9.6 86.9 116.3 16.7 41 .254 .428 .346 .328 .401 33.5 25.3 10
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Springs relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(39.8%) ,
Slider
(34.2%) ,
Changeup
(26%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 213 118 95 39.8 93.4 50 45 10 7 1 1 1 22 24 .222 .154 .356 .268 .282 .220 85.1 27 2305 6.7 34.7 30.1
2021 Slider 183 81 102 34.2 83.1 46 43 11 5 2 0 4 9 36 .256 .319 .581 .639 .343 .402 89.2 8 2311 6.4 27.3 15.5
2021 Changeup 139 137 2 26.0 83.7 30 27 4 3 0 0 1 10 17 .148 .165 .259 .220 .225 .219 74.5 -3 1469 6.4 44.4 22.7
2020 Sinker 190 104 86 46.9 92.1 42 38 12 6 3 0 3 15 23 .316 .279 .632 .591 .423 .393 90.1 16 2229 6.7 39.8 25.4
2020 Slider 110 34 76 27.2 83.0 30 29 13 8 4 0 1 3 27 .448 .320 .690 .463 .466 .326 85.8 9 2177 6.3 17.6 10.0
2020 Changeup 105 96 9 25.9 81.5 26 23 5 3 1 0 1 10 13 .217 .194 .391 .361 .306 .288 78.4 21 1444 6.3 52.8 27.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 32.6 24.2 30.5 12.6 32.6 37.9 29.5 3.2 25.3 32.6 26.3 5.3 6.3
2019 25.3 37.4 31.3 6.1 29.3 34.3 36.4 1 21.2 33.3 28.3 10.1 6.1
2020 38.1 14.3 34.9 12.7 41.3 28.6 30.2 9.5 25.4 23.8 27 1.6 12.7
2021 39 28.6 23.4 9.1 37.7 32.5 29.9 6.5 31.2 23.4 20.8 2.6 15.6
32.9 27.2 29.9 9.9 34.4 33.8 31.7 4.5 25.4 29 25.7 5.4 9.6
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2021 Changeup TB L 139 83.7 28.2 -1.8 -6 12.7 -0.7 -5
2021 Sinker TB L 213 93.4 13.6 -7.3 -35 11.1 -3.8 -26
2021 Slider TB L 182 83.1 42.1 3.4 9 3.7 -2.4 -40
2020 Sinker BOS L 190 92.1 15.5 -6.5 -30 10.2 -4.2 -29
2020 Changeup BOS L 105 81.5 31.2 0 0 10.7 -1.5 -12
2020 Slider BOS L 110 83 40.9 1.7 4 4.2 -2.1 -33
2019 Sinker TEX L 386 92.1 16.3 -6.2 -28 10.7 -3.7 -26
2019 Changeup TEX L 204 80.3 30.5 -1.5 -5 9.3 -3.1 -25
2019 Slider TEX L 75 83.7 39.4 1.2 3 4.8 -0.7 -12
2018 Slider TEX L 77 81.9 42.2 1.4 4 4.8 -1.3 -22
2018 Changeup TEX L 130 79 31.4 -1.9 -6 9.7 -2.1 -18
2018 Curveball TEX L 2 75.4 53.4 -7.2 -12 1.4 -8.1 -85
2018 Sinker TEX L 352 91.3 18.3 -4.4 -19 12.6 -1.7 -12
! 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 %
2021 Changeup -0.1 0 139 26 30 .148 .259 .227 44.4 33.3 22.7 .165 .22 .22 11.8
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 183 34.2 46 .256 .581 .361 27.3 19.6 15.5 .319 .639 .402 41.7
2021 Sinker 0.1 0 213 39.8 50 .222 .356 .285 34.7 44 30.1 .154 .268 .221 33.3
2020 Changeup -1.6 -2 105 25.9 26 .217 .391 .31 52.8 38.5 27.8 .194 .361 .288 30.8
2020 Slider 3.1 3 110 27.2 30 .448 .69 .503 17.6 10 10 .32 .463 .326 29.6
2020 Sinker 3.7 7 190 46.9 42 .316 .632 .427 39.8 35.7 25.4 .279 .591 .393 47.8
2019 Slider 3.9 3 75 11.3 17 .438 .875 .518 12.5 11.8 7.7 .355 .605 .371 26.7
2019 Changeup 0.9 2 204 30.7 55 .271 .458 .36 41.5 23.6 17.6 .266 .435 .345 40
2019 Sinker 0.8 3 386 58 83 .277 .415 .378 24.7 20.5 12.8 .263 .386 .361 40.8
2018 Slider -3.5 -3 77 13.7 18 .176 .176 .189 22.9 16.7 12 .166 .2 .192 21.4
2018 Changeup 0.3 0 130 23.1 37 .222 .417 .282 44.7 21.6 27.6 .201 .3 .229 10.7
2018 Sinker 0.7 3 352 62.6 85 .292 .458 .387 18.4 23.5 20.2 .303 .511 .398 37.7
2018 Curveball -0.2 0 2 0.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 103 81.5 98 14.3 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Sinker 188 92.1 98 19.4 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Slider 109 83 29 5.8 3:00 4:15 -75
2021 Changeup 139 83.7 99 16.8 10:15 10:15 0
2021 Sinker 213 93.4 99 21 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Slider 180 83.1 30 6.2 3:15 4:30 -75
! 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
2018 140 561 -3 -2 3 2 0
2019 155 665 0 2 5 1 8
2020 98 405 5 0 2 2 9
2021 126 535 1 -5 2 2 -1
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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 %
2018 562 53.5 63.7 72.8 23.4 72.1 45.8 60.3 44.8 27 9.3 59.6
2019 665 51 67.3 74.1 23.6 57.1 41.8 61.9 45.9 30.2 8.3 80
2020 405 50.9 68.9 66.9 27.6 50.9 42.5 61.6 48.6 37.6 7.2 82.8
2021 535 48.4 62.2 73.9 31.5 48.3 43.4 64.3 46.4 33.9 6.9 75.7
2167 51 65.4 72.3 26.4 56.4 43.4 62 46.2 31.7 8 73.4
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 29 30 4
2019 37 36
2020 23 21 13 14 39 33 6 83 54 74 69 95 23 37 39
2021 77 71 53 39 88 30 2 90 85 88 79 88 77 51 55
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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 23.5 4 4.3 0 4 3 2 50
2020 23.9 5 5.9 -1 2 5 3 60
2021 23.3 6 5.3 1 1 2 4 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 6 4 6 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 2 4 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 4 4 4 2 5 5 4 6 4 5
2020 5 8 6 8 7 8 4 6 6 7 7 7 3 5 5 6 4 7 5 6 3 5 4 8 7 7 7 4 5 4 7
2021 6 6 7 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 92.1 0.8 92.1 0 93.4 1.3
Offspeed Velocity 79 80.3 1.3 81.5 1.2 83.7 2.2
Breaking Velocity 81.7 83.7 2 83 -0.7 83.1 0.1
Exit Velocity 86.7 88 1.3 86.5 -1.5 86.1 -0.4
Launch Angle 17.6 21 3.4 15.2 -5.8 11.3 -3.9
Barrel % 6.3 6.1 -0.2 12.7 6.6 15.6 2.9
Hard Hit % 27.4 38.4 11 36.5 -1.9 32.5 -4
Sweet Spot % 41.1 45.5 4.4 41.3 -4.2 35.1 -6.2
xBA .255 .275 0.02 .27 -0.005 .218 -0.052
BA .256 .295 0.039 .333 0.038 .217 -0.116
xwOBA .326 .353 0.027 .345 -0.008 .287 -0.058
wOBA .324 .375 0.051 .405 0.03 .291 -0.114
xSLG .408 .431 0.023 .491 0.06 .396 -0.095
SLG .408 .488 0.08 .589 0.101 .417 -0.172
K% 22 20.6 -1.4 28.3 7.7 32.5 4.2
BB% 9.9 14.8 4.9 7.1 -7.7 6.3 -0.8
Swing % 44.8 45.9 1.1 48.6 2.7 46.4 -2.2
Whiff% 27 30.2 3.2 37.6 7.4 33.9 -3.7
In Zone % 53.5 51 -2.5 50.9 -0.1 48.4 -2.5
Out of Zone % 46.5 49 2.5 49.1 0.1 51.6 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.4 23.6 0.2 27.6 4 31.5 3.9
First Pitch Swing % 26.2 31 4.8 29.3 -1.7 31 1.7
First Pitch Strike % 60.3 61.9 1.6 61.6 -0.3 64.3 2.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 139 .317 100 3 3.0 39 8 20.5
2019 155 .375 101 13 12.9 54 19 35.2
2020 97 .402 55 4 7.3 42 10 23.8
2021 119 .283 72 6 8.3 47 27 57.4

Pitch Distribution