Jeremy Jeffress
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #16, Milwaukee Brewers | Halifax County Sr HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 8 1 1.29 73 0 15 76.2 89 0.99
2019 3 4 5.02 48 0 1 52 46 1.37
2020 4 1 1.54 22 0 8 23.1 17 0.94
11 Seasons 32 12 3.08 414 1 52 424.1 387 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 73 8-1 1.29 76.2 89 0.99
2019 48 3-4 5.02 52 46 1.37
2020 22 4-1 1.54 23.1 17 0.94
11 Seasons 414 32-12 3.08 424.1 387 1.32
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 1066 193 7 3.6 2.5 87.5 111.7 1.1 31.6 .248 .357 .290 .297 .362 30.1 23.5 7.7 2.65 3.64
2016 28 867 177 2 1.1 0.8 85.1 110.9 -0.9 31.6 .245 .321 .287 .280 .302 26.6 17.4 7.5 2.33 3.26
2017 29 1144 208 11 5.3 3.7 84.3 109.8 3.0 28.8 .247 .399 .354 .323 .346 25.9 17.3 11.5 4.68 4.51
2018 30 1211 182 8 4.4 2.7 88.3 110.7 3.1 27.5 .203 .310 .234 .260 .330 40.1 29.8 9.0 1.29 2.81
2019 31 877 157 9 5.7 4.0 86.9 109.6 7.6 32.5 .263 .428 .319 .333 .381 36.1 20.4 7.6 5.02 4.96
2020 32 340 57 2 3.5 2.3 89.9 106.0 2.9 29.8 .248 .364 .223 .328 .340 45.6 19.3 13.6 1.54 4.61
Player 5505 974 39 4.0 2.7 86.6 111.7 2.7 30.3 .240 .361 .291 .299 .343 32.3 21.8 9.1
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Jeffress relies on 4 pitches.
Split Finger
(32.1%) ,
Sinker
(31.5%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(25.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(11.5%) ,


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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 59.6 9.8 29.5 1.0 30.6 43.0 26.4 2.6 46.6 10.4 28.5 3.1 3.6 2.5
2016 61.0 9.6 27.1 2.3 29.4 43.5 27.1 4.5 53.1 12.4 24.3 3.4 1.1 0.8
2017 59.6 13.5 22.6 4.3 33.7 46.6 19.7 8.2 43.3 14.9 21.2 3.8 5.3 3.7
2018 58.2 17.0 20.9 3.8 32.4 48.9 18.1 3.8 45.1 17.6 23.1 5.5 4.4 2.7
2019 49.0 20.4 27.4 3.2 30.6 47.8 21.7 6.4 35.0 17.8 28.7 4.5 5.7 4.0
2020 54.4 14.0 28.1 3.5 31.6 42.1 26.3 0.0 43.9 15.8 26.3 10.5 3.5 2.3
Player 57.6 13.9 25.6 3.0 31.4 45.7 22.8 4.8 44.8 14.6 25.1 4.4 4.0 2.7
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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
2020 Sinker CHC R 107 93.1 22.7 1.1 5 16.1 1.4 9
2020 Curveball CHC R 85 80.5 47.1 -3.8 -7 8.3 -1.1 -12
2020 Split-Finger CHC R 109 88.7 31.1 1.2 4 11.0 0.2 2
2020 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 39 93.3 16.8 -1.2 -8 7.8 0.3 3
2019 Sinker MIL R 293 93.7 23.0 1.5 7 16.6 2.0 13
2019 Curveball MIL R 244 81.0 48.4 -3.4 -7 9.4 0.7 8
2019 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 245 94.0 16.1 -0.6 -4 7.2 -0.4 -5
2019 Split-Finger MIL R 78 90.2 28.3 -1.1 -4 13.8 3.6 36
2018 Curveball MIL R 373 81.2 51.0 -0.7 -1 9.7 1.4 17
2018 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 300 95.5 14.7 -0.1 -1 6.5 -1.0 -13
2018 Split-Finger MIL R 192 90.6 31.6 1.4 5 11.4 0.0 0
2018 Sinker MIL R 346 95.1 22.3 2.1 11 17.2 2.6 18
2017 Curveball MIL R 213 80.2 50.2 -1.0 -2 8.8 1.1 14
2017 Split-Finger MIL R 166 89.4 30.3 1.9 7 9.7 0.0 0
2017 Sinker MIL R 550 94.4 21.8 2.5 13 17.4 2.6 18
2017 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 199 94.8 14.7 -1.3 -10 8.6 0.7 10
2016 Changeup TEX R 49 90.9 29.6 1.6 6 12.3 -0.2 -1
2016 Sinker TEX R 544 95.9 22.5 2.5 12 16.1 2.1 15
2016 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 85 96.1 15.7 -0.9 -6 7.7 0.5 7
2016 Curveball TEX R 175 81.1 50.0 -1.2 -2 11.4 1.9 20
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 272 96.2 14.9 -0.7 -5 7.1 0.4 6
2015 Curveball MIL R 214 80.8 53.1 1.0 2 12.3 2.7 28
2015 Sinker MIL R 510 95.9 21.6 1.7 8 15.7 2.1 15
2015 Changeup MIL R 16 89.4 32.4 3.9 14 11.6 -0.6 -5
! 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 %
2020 Split-Finger 3.5 4 109 32.1 34 .152 .182 .163 30.0 26.5 31.0 .204 .282 .225 37.5
2020 Sinker 4.1 4 107 31.5 26 .158 .316 .308 11.4 11.5 15.0 .266 .342 .363 58.8
2020 Curveball 1.6 1 85 25.0 13 .000 .000 .162 41.4 30.8 17.4 .184 .332 .327 33.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 2.0 1 39 11.5 14 .182 .182 .279 5.9 7.1 9.1 .404 .675 .511 50.0
2019 Sinker -0.8 -2 293 33.4 92 .287 .400 .352 10.0 14.1 16.7 .318 .469 .385 38.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 1 245 27.9 52 .222 .311 .287 22.7 28.8 17.6 .252 .423 .332 32.3
2019 Curveball 0.0 0 244 27.8 55 .222 .407 .291 34.0 27.3 24.2 .198 .393 .254 35.9
2019 Split-Finger -0.9 -1 78 8.9 23 .400 .500 .423 17.8 13.0 9.1 .245 .369 .303 33.3
2018 Curveball 2.9 11 373 30.8 77 .151 .233 .177 42.5 40.3 27.4 .177 .303 .217 29.5
2018 Sinker 1.6 6 346 28.6 88 .215 .304 .294 20.9 20.5 27.3 .227 .323 .286 32.8
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 2 300 24.8 62 .170 .377 .297 31.3 37.1 22.1 .186 .343 .293 43.3
2018 Split-Finger 3.7 7 192 15.9 68 .188 .188 .226 27.3 25.0 18.3 .219 .273 .246 57.4
2017 Sinker -0.6 -3 550 48.1 150 .331 .567 .431 15.1 8.0 9.3 .296 .513 .395 28.2
2017 Curveball -1.7 -4 213 18.6 47 .227 .409 .335 38.6 31.9 21.7 .198 .296 .274 10.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -1 199 17.4 38 .355 .516 .436 23.9 13.2 11.6 .235 .366 .337 30.8
2017 Split-Finger 1.3 2 166 14.5 53 .192 .231 .213 35.4 35.8 26.4 .176 .232 .186 27.3
! 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
2020 Curveball 76 80.5 60 11.5 8:00 7:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 39 93.3 90 16.0 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Split-Finger 101 88.6 90 11.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2020 Sinker 81 93.1 91 18.5 1:15 2:15 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 41 179 3 1 -1 -1 2
2011 66 301 3 -2 -4 -2 -5
2012 73 287 1 -5 -4 -1 -9
2013 43 188 0 2 0 0 1
2014 133 503 4 -4 1 -1 0
2015 280 1,050 3 14 -4 -4 8
2016 242 868 5 12 -2 -4 12
2017 288 1,129 2 5 -7 -6 -6
2018 339 1,367 12 15 -4 -4 19
2019 222 860 3 7 -6 -5 -2
2020 95 374 6 9 -3 -2 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 1,066 46.9 65.0 81.5 29.7 56.0 42.8 55.8 46.3 26.3 6.3 59.7
2016 867 50.2 57.5 85.2 34.0 63.3 47.2 61.0 45.8 22.4 5.4 59.6
2017 1,144 47.3 63.9 85.9 29.4 56.0 45.6 54.0 45.7 23.7 6.4 62.5
2018 1,211 50.8 65.0 77.5 29.4 49.7 43.8 50.8 47.5 31.0 9.0 78.0
2019 877 50.0 68.6 86.8 29.1 56.8 43.8 61.8 48.7 20.4 8.4 69.4
2020 340 45.9 57.7 90.0 22.3 43.9 42.9 57.5 38.5 24.4 5.3 77.8
Player 5,505 48.8 63.7 83.4 29.7 55.5 44.5 56.3 46.3 25.1 7.0 68.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2015 62 42 70 81 38 79 83 66 73 71 45 77 52 89 30 21 79
2016 82 55 90 98 50 99 100 99 96 23 56 43 91 88 25 31 84
2017 38 48 52 56 20 62 63 98 95 19 11 47 69 74 18 33 81
2018 92 86 92 90 84 83 86 50 11 88 37 83 67 83 32 49 75
2019 28 25 39 55 26 80 75 88 53 29 59 13 49 60 17 31 75
2020 38 40 66 81 12 88 91 23 10 24 10 33 11 48 10 32 72
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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 22.0 2 1.1 1 2 0 1 50.0
2017 23.3 10 7.0 3 5 6 3 30.0
2018 23.2 7 4.8 2 4 6 2 28.6
2019 23.8 5 6.0 -1 2 5 2 40.0
2020 26.5 2 2.5 -1 0 3 0 0.0
Player 23.6 26 21.4 5 13 20 8 30.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
2017 10 7 7 6 7 7 8 6 6 5 6 10 8 6 7 8 4 5 9 7 6 8 9 8 6 6 7 10 9 7 4
2018 7 8 3 4 3 3 5 6 2 3 3 5 9 3 4 6 5 3 6 3 8 4 9 7 6 3 2 5 9 4 3
2019 5 7 4 7 6 6 7 6 5 4 6 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 5 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 6 7 6 3
2020 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2
Player 26 26 17 22 19 20 24 22 16 15 18 25 27 19 22 23 20 18 24 21 25 22 29 24 21 18 18 27 28 20 13
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.0 95.9 -0.1 94.5 -1.4 95.3 0.8 93.8 -1.5 93.2 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 89.4 90.8 1.4 89.4 -1.4 90.6 1.2 90.2 -0.4 88.7 -1.5
Breaking Velocity 80.8 81.1 0.3 80.2 -0.9 81.2 1.0 81.0 -0.2 80.5 -0.5
Exit Velocity 87.5 85.1 -2.4 84.3 -0.8 88.3 4.0 86.9 -1.4 89.9 3.0
Launch Angle 1.1 -0.9 -2.0 3.0 3.9 3.1 0.1 7.6 4.5 2.9 -4.7
Barrel % 3.6 1.1 -2.5 5.3 4.2 4.4 -0.9 5.7 1.3 3.5 -2.2
Hard Hit % 30.1 26.6 -3.5 25.9 -0.7 40.1 14.2 36.1 -4.0 45.6 9.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 31.6 31.6 0.0 28.8 -2.8 27.5 -1.3 32.5 5.0 29.8 -2.7
xBA .248 .245 -0.003 .247 0.002 .203 -0.044 .263 0.060 .248 -0.015
BA .249 .255 0.006 .284 0.029 .182 -0.102 .269 0.087 .137 -0.132
xwOBA .297 .280 -0.017 .323 0.043 .260 -0.063 .333 0.073 .328 -0.005
wOBA .290 .287 -0.003 .354 0.067 .234 -0.120 .319 0.085 .223 -0.096
xSLG .357 .321 -0.036 .399 0.078 .310 -0.089 .428 0.118 .364 -0.064
SLG .350 .333 -0.017 .459 0.126 .271 -0.188 .393 0.122 .192 -0.201
K% 23.5 17.4 -6.1 17.3 -0.1 29.8 12.5 20.4 -9.4 19.3 -1.1
BB% 7.7 7.5 -0.2 11.5 4.0 9.0 -2.5 7.6 -1.4 13.6 6.0
Swing % 46.3 45.8 -0.5 45.7 -0.1 47.5 1.8 48.7 1.2 38.5 -10.2
Whiff% 26.3 22.4 -3.9 23.7 1.3 31.0 7.3 20.4 -10.6 24.4 4.0
In Zone % 46.9 50.2 3.3 47.3 -2.9 50.8 3.5 50.0 -0.8 45.9 -4.1
Out of Zone % 53.1 49.8 -3.3 52.7 2.9 49.2 -3.5 50.0 0.8 54.1 4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 29.7 34.0 4.3 29.4 -4.6 29.4 0.0 29.1 -0.3 22.3 -6.8
First Pitch Swing % 24.9 25.3 0.4 23.4 -1.9 25.1 1.7 32.4 7.3 23.0 -9.4
First Pitch Strike % 55.8 61.0 5.2 54.0 -7.0 50.8 -3.2 61.8 11.0 57.5 -4.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 237 .289 139 12 8.6 98 29 29.6
2017 Shifts 288 .357 199 21 10.6 89 25 28.1
2018 Shifts 295 .234 183 45 24.6 112 25 22.3
2019 Shifts 225 .319 129 33 25.6 96 39 40.6
2020 Shifts 87 .223 37 7 18.9 50 28 56.0
! 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 %
2010 59 15.9 42.4% 0.0% 30 23.9 0.0% 20.0%
2011 68 19.5 5.9% 5.9% 81 23.3 1.2% 9.9%
2012 62 17.8 12.9% 1.6% 75 24.1 1.3% 9.3%
2013 63 20.4 0.0% 1.6% 34 24.8 0.0% 23.5%
2014 142 20.4 2.8% 0.7% 100 24.9 1.0% 15.0%
2015 263 19.7 12.9% 7.2% 209 25.5 7.2% 27.8%
2016 236 23.0 3.4% 8.1% 158 28.9 0.6% 43.0%
2017 282 20.4 1.1% 3.2% 242 26.1 0.0% 23.1%
2018 365 20.4 1.4% 5.8% 177 26.5 0.0% 25.4%
2019 246 20.8 0.4% 2.8% 141 24.6 0.0% 12.8%
2020 98 22.3 0.0% 4.1% 78 27.2 0.0% 20.5%
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Pitch Distribution