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Jeffrey Springs
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 218LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 1 3.43 43 0 2 44.2 63 1.10
4 Seasons 10 5 4.73 102 2 2 129.1 154 1.49
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 43 5-1 3.43 44.2 63 1.10
4 Seasons 102 10-5 4.73 129.1 154 1.49

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 .271 .492 .405 .346 .459 36.5 28.3 7.1 7.08 5.24
2021 29 751 102 12 11.8 87.2 112.9 10.2 34.3 .175 .323 .302 .248 .346 36.5 35.2 7.8 3.42 2.59
2383 359 32 8.9 87.2 116.3 16.3 40.4 .237 .402 .345 .312 .386 34.5 26.8 10.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Springs relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(41.9%) ,
Slider
(30.2%) ,
Changeup
(27.8%) ,


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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 315 190 125 41.9 93.4 76 68 14 8 2 1 3 36 33 .206 .135 .397 .235 .293 .207 85.6 28 2284 6.7 39.3 34.0
2021 Slider 227 100 127 30.2 82.9 56 53 15 5 4 1 5 9 46 .283 .326 .679 .646 .387 .413 90.2 10 2308 6.4 24.0 14.3
2021 Changeup 209 202 7 27.8 84.0 46 41 6 5 0 0 1 18 23 .146 .164 .220 .231 .214 .230 78.1 2 1476 6.5 48.2 24.0
2020 Sinker 190 104 86 46.9 92.1 42 38 12 6 3 0 3 15 23 .316 .280 .632 .591 .423 .394 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 .195 .391 .363 .306 .289 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 35.3 29.4 26.5 8.8 39.2 27.5 33.3 3.9 26.5 17.6 18.6 4.9 11.8
32.3 27.6 30.4 9.7 35.1 32.3 32.6 3.9 24.5 27 24.8 5.8 8.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 4-Seamer TB L 143 93.6 13.6 1.4 10 11.1 3.9 54
2021 Slider TB L 226 82.9 42.5 3.6 9 3.8 -2.7 -42
2021 Changeup TB L 209 84 27.8 -2.3 -8 12.6 -0.8 -6
2020 4-Seamer BOS L 190 92.1 15.5 0.5 3 10.2 3.1 44
2020 Slider BOS L 110 83 40.9 1.7 4 4.2 -2.1 -33
2020 Changeup BOS L 105 81.5 31.2 0 0 10.7 -1.5 -12
2019 Sinker TEX L 2 90.4 21.5 -2.7 -11 21.1 6.5 45
2019 Slider TEX L 75 83.7 39.4 1.2 3 4.8 -0.7 -13
2019 4-Seamer TEX L 384 92.1 16.2 0.2 1 10.6 3.3 46
2019 Changeup TEX L 204 80.3 30.5 -1.5 -5 9.3 -3.1 -25
2018 Slider TEX L 77 81.9 42.2 1.4 4 4.8 -1.3 -22
2018 Curveball TEX L 2 75.4 53.4 -7.2 -12 1.4 -8.1 -85
2018 4-Seamer TEX L 348 91.3 18.3 -1.5 -9 12.5 5.5 80
2018 Changeup TEX L 130 79 31.4 -1.9 -6 9.7 -2.1 -18
2018 Sinker TEX L 4 90.3 22.5 -1.3 -5 19.5 5.2 37
! 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 -0.8 -2 209 27.8 46 .146 .22 .217 48.2 39.1 24 .164 .231 .231 21.7
2021 Slider 0.7 1 227 30.2 56 .283 .679 .405 24 16.1 14.3 .326 .646 .413 43.5
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 315 41.9 76 .206 .397 .296 39.3 47.4 34 .064 .126 .138 37.5
2020 Changeup -1.6 -2 105 25.9 26 .217 .391 .31 52.8 38.5 27.8 .195 .363 .29 30.8
2020 Slider 3.1 3 110 27.2 30 .448 .69 .503 17.6 10 10 .32 .463 .326 29.6
2020 4-Seamer 3.7 7 190 46.9 42 .316 .632 .427 39.8 35.7 25.4 .28 .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 4-Seamer 0.8 3 384 57.7 83 .277 .415 .378 24.7 20.5 12.8 .262 .386 .361 40.8
2019 Sinker -2.2 0 2 0.3
2018 Sinker -2.6 0 4 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .007 .007 .007 0
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 4-Seamer 0.8 3 348 61.9 84 .296 .465 .392 18.6 23.8 20.2 .307 .518 .403 38.5
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 209 84 99 16.7 10:15 10:15 0
2021 Sinker 315 93.4 99 20.9 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Slider 224 82.9 31 6.5 3:30 4:45 -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 141 579 0 -6 3 3 -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 751 44.9 65.8 76.6 32 42.2 41.6 63.7 46.7 36.2 5.5 62.5
2383 50 66.2 73 26.7 53.9 42.9 62 46.4 32.7 7.6 70.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

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 19 13 14 39 33 6 83 54 74 69 95 23 37 39
2021 55 60
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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 22.9 9 7.1 2 2 5 4 44.4

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 9 7 11 7 8 6 7 8 9 8 8 7 4 8 7 8 6 5 7 8 4 7 6 8 7 9 6 6 7 5 9
! 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 93.6 1.5
Offspeed Velocity 79 80.3 1.3 81.5 1.2 84 2.5
Breaking Velocity 81.7 83.7 2 83 -0.7 82.9 -0.1
Exit Velocity 86.7 88 1.3 86.5 -1.5 87.2 0.7
Launch Angle 17.6 21 3.4 15.2 -5.8 10.2 -5
Barrel % 6.3 6.1 -0.2 12.7 6.6 11.8 -0.9
Hard Hit % 27.4 38.4 11 36.5 -1.9 36.5 0
Sweet Spot % 41.1 45.5 4.4 41.3 -4.2 34.3 -7
xBA .255 .275 0.02 .271 -0.004 .175 -0.096
BA .256 .295 0.039 .333 0.038 .216 -0.117
xwOBA .326 .353 0.027 .346 -0.007 .248 -0.098
wOBA .324 .375 0.051 .405 0.03 .302 -0.103
xSLG .408 .431 0.023 .492 0.061 .323 -0.169
SLG .408 .488 0.08 .589 0.101 .444 -0.145
K% 22 20.6 -1.4 28.3 7.7 35.2 6.9
BB% 9.9 14.8 4.9 7.1 -7.7 7.8 0.7
Swing % 44.8 45.9 1.1 48.6 2.7 46.7 -1.9
Whiff% 27 30.2 3.2 37.6 7.4 36.2 -1.4
In Zone % 53.5 51 -2.5 50.9 -0.1 44.9 -6
Out of Zone % 46.5 49 2.5 49.1 0.1 55.1 6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.4 23.6 0.2 27.6 4 32 4.4
First Pitch Swing % 26.2 31 4.8 29.3 -1.7 32.4 3.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.3 61.9 1.6 61.6 -0.3 63.7 2.1
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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 135 .305 84 5 6.0 51 33 64.7

Pitch Distribution