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Joakim Soria
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 37

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 4 5.06 41 0 6 37.1 40 1.37
14 Seasons 36 45 3.11 773 1 229 763.0 831 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 41 1-4 5.06 37.1 40 1.37
14 Seasons 773 36-45 3.11 763.0 831 1.13

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
2015 31 1155 186 7 3.8 87.1 116.1 11.4 32.3 .212 .309 .276 .261 .305 31.7 23.5 7 2.53 2.90
2016 32 1193 196 18 9.2 87.9 114.4 10.8 28.1 .266 .455 .344 .343 .411 32.7 23.2 9.2 4.05 5.25
2017 33 993 147 6 4.1 86.8 110.9 5.4 29.9 .215 .317 .263 .269 .332 27.2 27.6 8.6 3.70 3.12
2018 34 1049 162 8 4.9 85 111.7 16.3 37 .208 .320 .271 .259 .334 29.2 29.4 6.3 3.12 2.83
2019 35 1116 176 16 9.1 87.4 116 15.1 34.7 .211 .381 .261 .283 .358 34.3 28.4 7.2 4.30 3.56
2020 36 377 62 2 3.2 88 107.7 22.8 32.3 .202 .315 .247 .257 .306 33.9 25 10.4 2.82 2.77
2021 37 605 106 8 7.5 88.3 109.3 18.2 34.9 .244 .391 .344 .304 .370 38.7 25.2 7.5 5.06 3.92
6488 1035 65 6.3 87.1 116.1 13.2 32.6 .224 .360 .288 .285 .349 32.1 26.1 7.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Soria relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(59.3%) ,
Slider
(21.3%) ,
Changeup
(14.4%) ,
Curveball
(4.3%) ,
Sinker
(0.7%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 359 232 127 59.3 92.8 74 66 21 10 7 1 3 10 56 .318 .305 .591 .513 .414 .384 88.7 20 2337 6.6 18.9 14.1
2021 Slider 129 115 14 21.3 77.7 39 35 9 7 2 0 0 10 26 .257 .216 .314 .266 .275 .243 84.3 22 2765 6.7 24.6 26.3
2021 Changeup 87 34 53 14.4 87.6 41 39 8 4 1 0 3 17 22 .205 .181 .462 .324 .297 .237 89.2 6 1659 6.8 43.4 30.9
2021 Curveball 26 12 14 4.3 70.0 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 .200 .129 .400 .198 .248 .136 96.8 6 2659 6.5 75.0 27.3
2021 Sinker 4 3 1 0.7 93.3 2280 6.6 33.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 247 188 59 65.5 92.4 48 41 11 8 2 0 1 9 34 .268 .230 .390 .384 .313 .309 89.9 24 2278 6.6 17.9 17.0
2020 Slider 75 74 1 19.9 77.4 22 19 5 4 1 0 0 6 14 .263 .235 .316 .306 .280 .268 81.6 35 2725 6.6 30.6 18.8
2020 Changeup 34 8 26 9.0 87.0 15 15 1 1 0 0 0 5 10 .067 .128 .067 .233 .059 .154 92.5 7 1472 6.7 33.3 29.4
2020 Curveball 19 16 3 5.0 71.0 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 .143 .133 .143 .149 .126 .123 82.7 11 2758 6.6 33.3 23.1
2020 Cutter 2 0 2 0.5 88.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1405 6.8 100.0 50.0
! 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 %
2015 44.1 22.6 25.8 7.5 32.3 40.3 26.9 3.2 35.5 26.9 21 3.2 3.8
2016 52 18.9 21.9 7.1 34.2 38.8 27 3.6 36.7 17.3 26.5 1.5 9.2
2017 58.5 16.3 22.4 2.7 40.8 34 25.2 3.4 44.2 15.6 26.5 5.4 4.1
2018 39.5 17.9 30.2 12.3 33.3 40.7 25.9 4.3 29.6 28.4 24.7 4.9 4.9
2019 38.1 23.9 27.8 10.2 28.4 38.6 33 2.8 29 30.7 23.9 1.7 9.1
2020 29 33.9 25.8 11.3 33.9 38.7 27.4 1.6 21 41.9 22.6 9.7 3.2
2021 33 27.4 29.2 10.4 42.5 32.1 25.5 2.8 24.5 34 29.2 1.9 7.5
43.9 21.6 26 8.5 34.5 38 27.4 3.3 32.9 26 24.8 3.5 6.3
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 TOR R 359 92.8 14.2 1.2 8 4.9 -2.2 -31
2021 Curveball TOR R 26 70 73.6 5.4 8 12.8 0.3 2
2021 Slider TOR R 127 77.7 52.8 7.9 17 15 2.9 24
2021 Sinker TOR R 4 93.3 15.2 -7.3 -32 13 -2.1 -14
2021 Changeup TOR R 87 87.6 28.8 0.6 2 11 -2.6 -19
2020 Slider OAK R 75 77.4 52.2 6.7 15 15.2 3.7 32
2020 4-Seamer OAK R 246 92.4 14.8 1.2 7 5.9 -1.5 -21
2020 Cutter OAK R 2 88 24 4 14 2.1 -1 -32
2020 Curveball OAK R 19 71 74.5 7.1 11 10.9 -0.9 -8
2020 Changeup OAK R 32 87 29.2 0.1 0 9.2 -3.9 -30
2019 Slider OAK R 129 81.5 43.9 3 7 13.1 4.4 51
2019 4-Seamer OAK R 710 92.6 15 1.4 8 5.3 -2.3 -30
2019 Changeup OAK R 78 87.6 28.3 -0.7 -2 10.7 -3.3 -23
2019 Curveball OAK R 143 73 67.2 4.2 7 16.1 4 34
2019 Sinker OAK R 39 93.3 18.8 -4.1 -18 13.1 -2.1 -14
2018 Slider MIL R 121 78.6 45.9 1.8 4 17.2 6.7 64
2018 Sinker MIL R 9 91.7 26.1 1.5 6 15 -0.1 -1
2018 Changeup MIL R 157 86.8 31.4 1.2 4 8.4 -5.5 -40
2018 Curveball MIL R 80 70 76.2 7.2 10 11.5 0.8 8
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 680 92.3 16.1 0.5 3 4.2 -3.4 -45
2017 Slider KC R 68 81 44.4 4.1 10 7.8 0.5 6
2017 4-Seamer KC R 505 92.8 15.4 -0.5 -3 7.7 -0.3 -4
2017 Curveball KC R 117 70.5 72.9 7.1 11 9.4 -2 -18
2017 Changeup KC R 302 88 30.6 3.5 13 12.3 -1.6 -12
2016 Curveball KC R 135 71.9 69.3 6.2 10 10.6 -0.2 -1
2016 Slider KC R 91 81 43.9 4.4 11 7.9 3.1 65
2016 4-Seamer KC R 697 93.1 15.7 -1.3 -9 5.8 -2.8 -33
2016 Cutter KC R 65 92.6 14.5 4.8 25 0.1 -0.4 -76
2016 Changeup KC R 172 86.9 31.2 3.6 13 9.4 -4.2 -31
! 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 Curveball 1.9 0 26 4.3 5 .2 .4 .25 75 60 27.3 .129 .198 .136 50
2021 Slider -0.7 -1 129 21.3 39 .257 .314 .279 24.6 25.6 26.3 .216 .266 .242 30.8
2021 Changeup 1.7 1 87 14.4 41 .205 .462 .299 43.4 41.5 30.9 .181 .324 .237 45.5
2021 4-Seamer 1.3 5 359 59.3 74 .318 .591 .418 18.9 13.5 14.1 .305 .513 .385 39.3
2021 Sinker -0.7 0 4 0.7 33.3 0
2020 Cutter -12.5 0 2 0.5 1 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2020 Curveball 0.7 0 19 5 7 .143 .143 .257 33.3 42.9 23.1 .133 .149 .123 0
2020 Changeup -11.8 -4 34 9 15 .067 .067 .06 33.3 33.3 29.4 .128 .233 .154 60
2020 Slider -0.1 0 75 19.9 22 .263 .316 .284 30.6 27.3 18.8 .235 .306 .268 21.4
2020 4-Seamer -1.3 -3 247 65.5 48 .268 .39 .317 17.9 18.8 17 .23 .384 .309 35.3
2019 Sinker -3.7 -1 39 3.5 7 0 0 0 35.3 42.9 21.4 .11 .156 .114 25
2019 Changeup 3.2 2 78 7 35 .242 .515 .339 31.9 34.3 23.1 .235 .42 .302 33.3
2019 Slider -3.8 -5 129 11.6 35 .061 .061 .117 27.6 25.7 17.3 .144 .243 .195 20.8
2019 Curveball -1.1 -2 143 12.8 55 .154 .173 .175 35.9 49.1 26 .186 .243 .213 16
2019 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 710 63.6 138 .252 .447 .347 27.1 19.6 19 .246 .491 .342 42.9
2018 Sinker -1 0 9 0.9 1 0 0 .9 0 0 0 .07 .07 .063 0
2018 Curveball 2.9 2 80 7.6 16 .4 .533 .425 41.9 12.5 11.1 .297 .371 .318 23.1
2018 Slider -1.1 -1 121 11.5 35 .2 .233 .29 43.3 48.6 26.6 .182 .262 .266 15.4
2018 Changeup 0.3 0 157 15 55 .173 .308 .265 32.9 41.8 20 .189 .302 .238 37.9
2018 4-Seamer -1.5 -10 680 64.8 146 .234 .358 .291 25.3 22.6 19.2 .214 .338 .263 29.5
2017 Slider -3.5 -2 68 6.8 13 .091 .091 .123 19.2 15.4 15.4 .119 .172 .241 20
2017 Curveball 3.6 4 117 11.8 23 .318 .5 .365 37.5 21.7 17.2 .204 .32 .243 17.6
2017 4-Seamer -1.5 -8 505 50.9 89 .234 .273 .288 30 23.6 22.8 .259 .412 .341 30.4
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 302 30.4 105 .23 .28 .265 29 34.3 20.8 .194 .26 .22 28.1
! 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 27 86.9 70 11.7 1:00 2:00 -60
2020 Curveball 17 71.2 99 25.7 7:00 6:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 201 92.4 86 18 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 68 77.4 75 18.7 8:15 8:00 15
2021 Changeup 84 87.6 78 13 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Curveball 26 70 98 24.8 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 359 92.8 88 17.9 1:00 12:30 30
2021 Slider 128 77.7 73 18.7 8:15 8:00 15
! 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
2008 253 1016 -13 -12 1 4 -19
2009 220 898 -6 -14 6 2 -12
2010 269 1093 -13 -18 5 5 -21
2011 256 1039 -4 -8 7 4 -1
2013 99 434 -3 -6 3 1 -5
2014 188 708 3 -4 3 2 3
2015 275 1173 -8 -11 6 4 -9
2016 293 1193 1 -6 1 5 1
2017 230 992 -11 -7 8 4 -5
2018 275 1135 -5 -15 4 7 -9
2019 270 1099 -8 -9 4 4 -10
2020 111 454 -9 -2 3 2 -6
2021 159 605 2 -2 4 2 5
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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 1155 48.7 69.6 81.6 30.4 68.3 43.6 61 49.5 22.2 7.9 75.8
2016 1193 52.1 67.7 77.9 26.1 60.4 42 62.8 47.8 26 8.4 80
2017 993 50.1 68.2 74.9 23.4 52.6 43 57.8 45.9 30 7.8 71.4
2018 1049 48.8 73.4 76.3 31.3 58.9 41.5 66.7 52 29.2 8.6 82.2
2019 1116 53 68 76 26.5 56.9 38.5 63.7 48.2 28.8 9.2 87.1
2020 377 49.3 69.4 78.3 26.2 72 45.1 57.3 47.5 23.5 9.3 80
2021 605 51.1 72.8 79.1 29.1 57 41.7 69.8 51.4 25.7 7.9 87.5
6488 50.6 69.6 77.6 27.7 60.5 41.9 62.9 48.9 26.7 8.4 80.4
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
2015 86 80 88 88 81 79 80 78 61 71 58 46 86 52 50 84
2016 14 19 14 14 16 41 4 66 66 67 29 74 14 55 39 77
2017 88 82 89 93 80 88 84 59 91 83 44 84 88 51 55 77
2018 93 82 87 87 93 82 78 99 92 87 80 77 93 44 54 81
2019 78 81 64 48 87 51 14 79 69 79 64 72 78 46 60 83
2020 92 83 86 82 77 88 94 55 67 57 31 28 92 44 48 80
2021 41 71 77
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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 23.3 9 7.7 1 2 8 2 22.2
2020 23 2 1.7 0 1 1 1 50
2021 24.6 6 6 0 2 3 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 10 6 9 10 9 7 10 5 7 7 10 4 4 6 8 4 10 5 10 3 8 6 7 10 10 9 9 9 10 10
2020 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 3
2021 6 4 7 4 7 5 5 7 5 5 8 5 4 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 4 6 5 7
! 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 92.7 93.1 0.4 92.8 -0.3 92.3 -0.5 92.7 0.4 92.4 -0.3 92.8 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 86.3 86.9 0.6 88 1.1 86.8 -1.2 87.6 0.8 87 -0.6 87.6 0.6
Breaking Velocity 75.6 75.5 -0.1 74.4 -1.1 75.2 0.8 77.1 1.9 76.1 -1 76.4 0.3
Exit Velocity 87.1 87.9 0.8 86.8 -1.1 85 -1.8 87.4 2.4 88 0.6 88.3 0.3
Launch Angle 11.4 10.8 -0.6 5.4 -5.4 16.3 10.9 15.1 -1.2 22.8 7.7 18.2 -4.6
Barrel % 3.8 9.2 5.4 4.1 -5.1 4.9 0.8 9.1 4.2 3.2 -5.9 7.5 4.3
Hard Hit % 31.7 32.7 1 27.2 -5.5 29.2 2 34.3 5.1 33.9 -0.4