Joel Payamps
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 30
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 6 3.23 41 0 0 55.2 41 1.37
2023 7 5 2.55 69 0 3 70.2 77 1.05
2024 1 1 4.15 10 0 3 8.2 7 0.69
6 Seasons 12 15 3.09 161 1 6 192.1 168 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 41 3-6 3.23 55.2 41 1.37
2023 69 7-5 2.55 70.2 77 1.05
2024 10 1-1 4.15 8.2 7 0.69
6 Seasons 161 12-15 3.09 192.1 168 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
2019 25 66 11 2 18.2 11.8 89.4 106.1 19.3 45.5 .372 .730 .347 .496 .586 45.5 17.6 17.6 4.50 13.72
2020 26 59 8 2 25.0 15.4 100.3 108.3 17.5 62.5 .430 .778 .324 .550 .632 87.5 15.4 23.1 3.00 18.25
2021 27 826 152 8 5.3 3.9 86.3 110.9 13.9 28.9 .215 .337 .286 .266 .296 30.3 18.5 6.8 3.40 2.94
2022 28 952 182 14 7.7 5.8 89.0 113.0 6.5 29.7 .243 .394 .325 .304 .339 43.4 17.0 6.6 3.23 3.83
2023 29 1120 187 9 4.8 3.1 87.8 110.0 13.8 34.2 .227 .345 .272 .279 .348 33.7 26.8 5.9 2.55 3.23
2024 30 136 24 1 4.2 3.0 88.0 109.1 13.0 33.3 .235 .339 .203 .274 .317 41.7 21.2 3.0 4.15 2.91
Player 3159 564 36 6.4 4.5 88.0 113.0 11.6 31.9 .235 .370 .291 .292 .338 37.2 21.1 6.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Payamps relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(33.1%) ,
Slider
(29.4%) ,
Sinker
(25.7%) ,
Changeup
(11.8%) ,


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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
2019 18.2 36.4 45.5 0.0 27.3 45.5 27.3 9.1 0.0 27.3 27.3 9.1 18.2 11.8
2020 12.5 25.0 62.5 0.0 37.5 37.5 25.0 0.0 12.5 12.5 37.5 12.5 25.0 15.4
2021 45.4 26.3 18.4 9.9 39.5 32.9 27.6 7.2 30.9 32.2 20.4 3.3 5.3 3.9
2022 54.4 17.6 18.7 9.3 42.3 36.8 20.9 6.0 39.6 18.1 21.4 6.0 7.7 5.8
2023 47.6 22.5 21.4 8.6 35.8 35.3 28.9 5.9 32.6 25.7 24.6 5.9 4.8 3.1
2024 37.5 25.0 29.2 8.3 45.8 33.3 20.8 0.0 33.3 25.0 29.2 8.3 4.2 3.0
Player 47.7 22.3 21.1 8.9 39.2 35.3 25.5 6.0 33.5 24.8 22.9 5.5 6.4 4.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2024 Sinker MIL R 35 94.5 21.4 -0.7 -3 16.3 0.7 5
2024 Changeup MIL R 16 89.3 30.1 0.5 2 17.2 1.8 12
2024 Slider MIL R 40 83.4 38.5 0.6 2 10.0 3.3 50
2024 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 45 94.2 14.8 0.1 1 9.4 1.5 18
2023 Slider MIL R 490 84.2 39.6 2.1 6 11.9 5.8 93
2023 Sinker MIL R 248 95.3 22.2 0.3 2 15.5 0.2 1
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 245 95.4 15.4 -0.7 -5 8.9 0.6 7
2023 Changeup MIL R 137 89.1 32.3 2.5 8 15.2 0.2 1
2022 Sinker OAK R 218 94.3 21.8 -0.1 -1 15.7 0.4 3
2022 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 260 94.8 14.7 -0.1 -1 8.9 1.2 15
2022 Slider OAK R 344 82.2 44.4 4.4 11 10.3 2.9 40
2022 Changeup OAK R 130 88.9 30.8 1.5 5 16.6 2.0 14
2021 Slider KC R 244 81.6 42.2 1.7 4 9.3 2.7 40
2021 Changeup KC R 81 87.0 30.3 0.6 2 16.0 1.8 13
2021 Sinker KC R 163 94.4 20.0 -1.3 -6 15.9 0.9 6
2021 4-Seam Fastball KC R 337 94.8 14.0 0.7 5 9.0 1.6 22
2020 Slider AZ R 19 82.9 38.1 -0.8 -2 6.2 0.6 11
2020 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 29 94.2 13.6 1.3 9 6.6 -0.7 -10
2020 Sinker AZ R 8 93.9 17.8 -3.6 -17 15.0 0.2 1
2020 Changeup AZ R 3 86.1 29.6 -0.5 -2 17.1 3.3 24
2019 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 32 93.2 16.2 0.0 0 7.3 -0.5 -7
2019 Sinker AZ R 7 92.3 25.8 2.7 12 15.3 0.5 3
2019 Slider AZ R 24 80.2 44.5 1.3 3 10.4 2.5 32
2019 Changeup AZ R 3 82.6 30.9 -1.6 -5 11.5 -2.1 -16
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 5.2 2 45 33.1 12 .083 .083 .075 27.3 50.0 25.0 .169 .207 .164 50.0
2024 Slider -4.5 -2 40 29.4 11 .300 .500 .373 11.8 9.1 9.1 .315 .460 .364 44.4
2024 Sinker 0.0 0 35 25.7 6 .200 .200 .267 14.3 0.0 0.0 .274 .299 .326 0.0
2024 Changeup 2.9 0 16 11.8 4 .000 .000 .000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .185 .485 .269 75.0
2023 Slider 1.0 5 490 43.8 117 .192 .279 .260 28.6 31.6 21.6 .196 .269 .247 27.5
2023 Sinker 1.2 3 248 22.1 65 .322 .542 .396 17.1 7.7 16.1 .342 .558 .406 32.7
2023 4-Seam Fastball 4.8 12 245 21.9 73 .118 .221 .182 38.6 45.2 32.7 .136 .229 .193 40.0
2023 Changeup 0.1 0 137 12.2 30 .345 .448 .335 19.7 6.7 12.5 .322 .451 .341 42.9
2022 Slider -0.6 -2 344 36.1 91 .302 .419 .340 23.2 22.0 17.4 .268 .409 .311 42.6
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 2 260 27.3 55 .234 .511 .362 28.9 23.6 15.9 .190 .452 .325 51.4
2022 Sinker -0.6 -1 218 22.9 64 .317 .483 .393 16.7 6.3 10.8 .278 .402 .322 37.5
2022 Changeup 0.5 1 130 13.7 29 .148 .185 .216 19.6 13.8 11.1 .178 .226 .211 47.8
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 5 337 40.8 77 .225 .380 .305 25.0 26.0 15.7 .200 .322 .259 33.3
2021 Slider -1.2 -3 244 29.5 65 .266 .469 .346 23.1 18.5 13.8 .243 .413 .286 32.7
2021 Sinker -1.2 -2 163 19.7 42 .297 .405 .362 14.0 7.1 10.0 .245 .324 .303 32.4
2021 Changeup 3.1 2 81 9.8 19 .000 .000 .084 31.6 15.8 13.0 .118 .146 .149 6.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 -1 29 49.2 10 .286 .429 .425 20.0 10.0 14.3 .436 .883 .593 83.3
2020 Slider -2.3 0 19 32.2 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Sinker 7.2 1 8 13.6 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 -- .623 .796 .613 100.0
2020 Changeup -0.9 0 3 5.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 5.5 2 32 48.5 9 .143 .143 .256 8.3 11.1 14.3 .313 .875 .520 50.0
2019 Slider -2.7 -1 24 36.4 6 .400 .400 .417 33.3 33.3 33.3 .345 .457 .405 33.3
2019 Sinker -12.5 -1 7 10.6 1 1.000 1.000 .900 66.7 0.0 -- .920 1.071 .852 100.0
2019 Changeup -7.5 0 3 4.5 1 -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- -- 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
2024 Changeup 15 89.5 75 18.2 1:45 2:45 -60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 45 94.2 80 18.4 1:00 1:00 0
2024 Sinker 35 94.5 79 19.0 1:00 2:00 -60
2024 Slider 40 83.4 38 10.9 8:00 9:00 -60
2023 Changeup 124 89.1 72 16.2 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 241 95.4 76 16.9 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Sinker 240 95.3 75 17.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Slider 485 84.2 48 13.0 7:45 8:30 -45
2022 Changeup 121 88.9 83 17.7 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 259 94.8 82 17.8 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 215 94.3 81 18.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 343 82.2 50 12.6 7:30 8:00 -30
2021 Changeup 80 87.0 80 17.5 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 329 94.8 85 18.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 157 94.3 86 19.4 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 240 81.6 42 10.5 7:45 8:30 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 29 94.2 86 18.1 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 19 82.9 25 7.4 8:30 9:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 203 825 1 12 -5 -4 3
2022 239 952 -1 9 -3 -5 -1
2023 291 1,138 13 18 -6 -4 21
2024 33 136 3 2 -2 -1 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 %
2019 66 50.0 54.5 83.3 12.1 50.0 40.9 47.1 33.3 22.7 7.6 60.0
2020 59 42.4 60.0 73.3 5.9 100.0 42.4 23.1 28.8 23.5 11.9 57.1
2021 826 48.3 69.2 78.6 30.0 72.7 45.0 57.6 48.9 22.8 7.3 78.3
2022 952 47.4 68.7 83.9 27.3 61.3 41.8 53.1 47.0 22.6 7.2 76.8
2023 1,120 48.8 62.7 79.6 25.7 54.4 42.5 64.0 43.8 26.9 7.9 62.5
2024 136 54.4 60.8 77.8 24.2 86.7 39.0 60.6 44.1 20.0 6.6 44.4
Player 3,159 48.4 65.9 80.5 26.6 63.3 42.8 57.9 45.6 24.0 7.5 69.7
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2021 90 79 83 84 89 90 86 92 94 16 72 24 69 71 84 14
2022 51 43 39 39 58 58 41 35 12 13 68 26 25 63 81 18
2023 88 70 83 85 82 83 91 75 84 75 85 57 14 73 86 19
2024 76 57 70 75 77 68 72 57 36 42 90 20 25 56 76 29
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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 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
2020 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
2021 26.0 6 6.0 0 4 5 2 33.3
2022 23.4 7 7.7 -1 2 7 2 28.6
2023 24.3 8 7.1 1 1 6 3 37.5
2024 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
Player 24.5 21 21.4 0 10 18 7 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2020 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2021 6 6 3 7 7 6 7 8 5 3 5 8 5 5 6 9 6 4 7 7 5 4 10 8 5 4 8 7 4 6 6
2022 7 8 5 7 8 7 9 7 6 6 6 7 9 8 9 8 7 8 7 9 9 8 11 9 6 6 9 9 10 7 7
2023 8 4 5 8 8 7 9 5 7 6 9 8 5 6 9 8 9 6 7 9 7 7 10 8 4 6 7 8 7 7 6
2024 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 21 18 13 23 24 20 26 21 18 15 20 24 21 19 24 25 22 18 21 27 21 20 34 26 15 16 24 26 22 20 19
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 94.1 1.0 94.7 0.6 94.6 -0.1 95.3 0.7 94.3 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 82.6 86.1 3.5 87.0 0.9 88.9 1.9 89.1 0.2 89.3 0.2
Breaking Velocity 80.2 82.9 2.7 81.6 -1.3 82.2 0.6 84.2 2.0 83.4 -0.8
Exit Velocity 89.4 100.3 10.9 86.3 -14.0 89.0 2.7 87.8 -1.2 88.0 0.2
Launch Angle 19.3 17.5 -1.8 13.9 -3.6 6.5 -7.4 13.8 7.3 13.0 -0.8
Barrel % 18.2 25.0 6.8 5.3 -19.7 7.7 2.4 4.8 -2.9 4.2 -0.6
Hard Hit % 45.5 87.5 42.0 30.3 -57.2 43.4 13.1 33.7 -9.7 41.7 8.0
Sweet Spot % 45.5 62.5 17.0 28.9 -33.6 29.7 0.8 34.2 4.5 33.3 -0.9
xBA .372 .430 0.058 .215 -0.215 .243 0.028 .227 -0.016 .235 0.008
BA .308 .200 -0.108 .232 0.032 .273 0.041 .219 -0.054 .161 -0.058
xwOBA .496 .550 0.054 .266 -0.284 .304 0.038 .279 -0.025 .274 -0.005
wOBA .347 .324 -0.023 .286 -0.038 .325 0.039 .272 -0.053 .203 -0.069
xSLG .730 .778 0.048 .337 -0.441 .394 0.057 .345 -0.049 .339 -0.006
SLG .308 .300 -0.008 .379 0.079 .427 0.048 .342 -0.085 .226 -0.116
K% 17.6 15.4 -2.2 18.5 3.1 17.0 -1.5 26.8 9.8 21.2 -5.6
BB% 17.6 23.1 5.5 6.8 -16.3 6.6 -0.2 5.9 -0.7 3.0 -2.9
Swing % 33.3 28.8 -4.5 48.9 20.1 47.0 -1.9 43.8 -3.2 44.1 0.3
Whiff% 22.7 23.5 0.8 22.8 -0.7 22.6 -0.2 26.9 4.3 20.0 -6.9
In Zone % 50.0 42.4 -7.6 48.3 5.9 47.4 -0.9 48.8 1.4 54.4 5.6
Out of Zone % 50.0 57.6 7.6 51.7 -5.9 52.6 0.9 51.2 -1.4 45.6 -5.6
Out of Zone Swing % 12.1 5.9 -6.2 30.0 24.1 27.3 -2.7 25.7 -1.6 24.2 -1.5
First Pitch Swing % 35.3 0.0 -35.3 26.6 26.6 26.4 -0.2 25.2 -1.2 18.2 -7.0
First Pitch Strike % 47.1 23.1 -24.0 57.6 34.5 53.1 -4.5 64.0 10.9 60.6 -3.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 17 .347 9 0 0.0 8 6 75.0
2020 Shifts 13 .324 8 2 25.0 5 5 100.0
2021 Shifts 182 .279 116 7 6.0 66 47 71.2
2022 Shifts 239 .325 161 31 19.3 78 42 53.8
2023 Shades 285 .270 170 1 0.6 115 30 26.1
2024 Shades 33 .203 16 0 0.0 17 3 17.6
! 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 %
2019 23 18.3 17.4% 4.3% 14 21.1 0.0% 7.1%
2020 15 15.3 40.0% 0.0% 13 21.4 0.0% 15.4%
2021 234 17.1 23.9% 0.9% 136 22.7 0.7% 10.3%
2022 258 18.4 8.5% 1.6% 176 21.2 1.1% 4.0%
2023 336 14.8 55.1% 0.0% 172 16.8 19.2% 0.6%
2024 47 14.7 55.3% 0.0% 18 15.7 22.2% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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