Joey Wendle
2B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 6, #203, Cleveland Indians | West Chester
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 371 347 27 90 3 12 .259 .297 .360 .657
2023 318 297 33 63 2 7 .212 .248 .306 .554
2024 37 36 3 8 0 1 .222 .243 .250 .493
9 Seasons 2,337 2,142 268 561 32 62 .262 .311 .384 .695
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .259 3 12 .657
2023 .212 2 7 .554
2024 .222 0 1 .493
9 Seasons .262 32 62 .695
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2016 26 353 82 1 1.2 1.0 91.0 105.9 5.4 32.9 .275 .355 .265 .298 .328 36.6 15.4 5.8
2017 27 46 10 1 10.0 7.1 92.8 103.0 11.6 30.0 .273 .451 .382 .307 .399 50.0 21.4 7.1
2018 28 1981 403 11 2.7 2.0 88.8 110.1 10.7 31.8 .260 .367 .338 .304 .335 35.7 17.6 6.8
2019 29 1025 194 3 1.5 1.1 87.4 108.2 11.6 31.4 .257 .342 .275 .294 .319 32.5 17.9 5.3
2020 30 673 134 5 3.7 2.7 86.7 104.9 5.1 32.8 .256 .375 .335 .304 .342 32.1 19.0 5.4
2021 31 1857 350 16 4.6 3.2 87.9 108.7 6.2 30.6 .238 .356 .317 .286 .338 34.6 22.6 5.6
2022 32 1281 301 5 1.7 1.3 87.5 107.6 3.0 27.9 .250 .331 .289 .276 .294 36.2 13.5 4.0
2023 33 1180 236 8 3.4 2.5 89.2 106.5 3.8 31.8 .233 .326 .242 .263 .310 39.4 21.1 4.1
2024 34 134 27 0 0.0 0.0 88.3 99.9 4.8 37.0 .230 .307 .221 .245 .311 25.9 24.3 2.7
Player 8530 1737 50 2.9 2.1 88.2 110.1 6.9 31.0 .249 .350 .300 .288 .324 35.4 18.7 5.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 53.7 13.4 29.3 3.7 35.4 37.8 26.8 0.0 45.1 23.2 26.8 2.4 1.2 1.0
2017 50.0 20.0 20.0 10.0 40.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 40.0 20.0 30.0 0.0 10.0 7.1
2018 47.4 19.4 26.3 6.9 32.0 39.0 28.3 2.0 35.0 24.6 29.8 5.2 2.7 2.0
2019 44.3 21.6 27.8 6.2 30.9 42.8 26.3 1.5 35.1 27.3 30.4 4.1 1.5 1.1
2020 49.3 17.2 29.1 4.5 35.1 35.1 29.9 5.2 37.3 20.9 27.6 3.7 3.7 2.7
2021 50.0 22.0 25.1 2.9 35.7 34.3 30.0 3.7 38.6 22.9 25.4 4.3 4.6 3.2
2022 55.1 19.3 23.3 2.3 31.6 37.2 31.2 3.7 42.9 21.3 25.2 5.0 1.7 1.3
2023 55.9 19.9 21.6 2.5 29.2 39.4 31.4 5.1 44.9 18.2 23.3 5.1 3.4 2.5
2024 51.9 25.9 18.5 3.7 29.6 22.2 48.1 3.7 44.4 18.5 25.9 7.4 0.0 0.0
Player 50.6 19.9 25.3 4.3 32.6 37.6 29.6 3.2 39.3 22.6 26.9 4.6 2.9 2.1
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 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 -3.9 -2 43 32.1 10 .100 .100 .090 14.3 30.0 21.4 .221 .323 .234 28.6
2024 Changeup -1.9 0 24 17.9 4 .000 .000 .175 54.5 25.0 14.3 .054 .058 .212 0.0
2024 Curveball 3.2 1 16 11.9 6 .500 .500 .450 33.3 33.3 28.6 .458 .550 .436 50.0
2024 Sinker -5.4 -1 15 11.2 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .097 .105 .092 0.0
2024 Split-Finger -6.6 -1 11 8.2 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 66.7 66.7 .087 .094 .078 0.0
2024 Slider 5.8 1 11 8.2 6 .333 .500 .358 25.0 16.7 25.0 .201 .359 .241 40.0
2024 Cutter -4.5 0 8 6.0 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .330 .378 .297 0.0
2024 Sweeper 3.4 0 6 4.5 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .326 .370 .310 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.0 -4 406 34.4 114 .241 .324 .302 15.7 19.3 18.8 .275 .377 .303 43.0
2023 Changeup -2.5 -5 201 17.0 50 .149 .149 .154 37.6 26.0 19.1 .163 .201 .186 37.1
2023 Slider 0.2 0 149 12.6 43 .262 .452 .313 34.5 23.3 18.2 .182 .261 .202 31.3
2023 Sinker -0.6 -1 138 11.7 41 .286 .429 .329 12.3 4.9 11.8 .273 .408 .322 52.8
2023 Cutter -2.6 -3 104 8.8 26 .182 .318 .270 22.0 15.4 21.1 .253 .350 .312 21.1
2023 Curveball -2.6 -3 97 8.2 20 .158 .263 .170 28.9 45.0 23.7 .222 .283 .227 36.4
2023 Split-Finger -2.9 -1 38 3.2 9 .000 .000 .000 27.8 22.2 16.7 .137 .158 .129 14.3
2023 Sweeper -2.3 -1 35 3.0 10 .200 .300 .215 35.0 20.0 15.4 .300 .535 .347 37.5
2023 Slurve -8.7 0 5 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2023 Knuckleball 2.9 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 2 420 32.8 111 .298 .394 .330 10.9 11.7 12.1 .275 .347 .299 37.4
2022 Curveball -0.1 0 183 14.3 48 .200 .333 .276 23.9 16.7 12.3 .258 .365 .298 40.5
2022 Sinker 0.3 0 173 13.5 59 .302 .434 .339 5.6 6.8 11.4 .246 .348 .284 39.2
2022 Slider -0.9 -2 163 12.7 52 .216 .353 .238 21.7 25.0 20.6 .225 .333 .242 30.8
2022 Cutter 1.6 2 146 11.4 45 .308 .410 .369 14.1 11.1 19.2 .246 .303 .284 37.1
2022 Changeup -2.8 -3 122 9.5 34 .235 .235 .238 30.3 8.8 7.7 .258 .301 .245 29.0
2022 Sweeper -1.5 -1 49 3.8 13 .250 .333 .288 25.0 23.1 13.6 .221 .310 .266 33.3
2022 Split-Finger -8.7 -2 22 1.7 8 .000 .000 .000 14.3 12.5 14.3 .115 .141 .115 42.9
2022 Slurve -20.6 0 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .050 .093 .053 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -2 608 32.7 150 .279 .411 .361 17.5 20.0 18.3 .262 .339 .320 38.0
2021 Sinker -0.6 -2 310 16.7 75 .282 .394 .355 15.0 14.7 18.0 .252 .368 .291 41.7
2021 Slider -1.6 -5 285 15.3 90 .190 .357 .265 28.2 25.6 22.8 .202 .340 .258 33.9
2021 Curveball -0.3 -1 246 13.2 65 .234 .391 .274 40.2 36.9 30.0 .171 .251 .190 27.5
2021 Changeup 3.7 6 169 9.1 49 .333 .646 .419 31.4 26.5 21.3 .246 .436 .300 22.9
2021 Cutter -1.3 -2 155 8.3 47 .295 .341 .313 24.1 17.0 23.5 .267 .376 .290 29.7
2021 Split-Finger 3.3 2 49 2.6 14 .308 .538 .415 34.5 7.1 6.7 .273 .419 .328 41.7
2021 Sweeper 0.2 0 19 1.0 5 .200 .200 .180 40.0 40.0 40.0 .342 .480 .353 33.3
2021 Slurve -2.5 0 12 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -1 220 32.7 56 .235 .314 .273 12.6 16.1 14.3 .230 .291 .258 23.3
2020 Sinker -1.0 -1 103 15.3 28 .320 .360 .345 11.4 21.4 17.1 .279 .351 .322 31.6
2020 Changeup 4.0 4 88 13.1 30 .500 .867 .603 16.9 10.0 13.6 .358 .614 .414 44.4
2020 Slider -0.4 0 86 12.8 22 .200 .300 .259 29.8 27.3 22.2 .189 .264 .241 42.9
2020 Curveball -1.1 -1 80 11.9 20 .167 .333 .260 23.3 35.0 29.2 .178 .347 .270 36.4
2020 Cutter -1.8 -1 58 8.6 17 .313 .563 .388 21.2 11.8 16.7 .313 .489 .364 35.7
2020 Split-Finger -3.7 -1 33 4.9 9 .143 .143 .256 36.8 22.2 15.4 .214 .241 .313 0.0
2020 Sweeper -8.2 0 3 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .076 .077 .071 0.0
2020 Slurve -1.4 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 -7 363 35.4 86 .187 .347 .270 10.8 12.8 10.2 .248 .341 .300 36.4
2019 Sinker -1.3 -2 174 17.0 54 .314 .392 .365 11.3 13.0 16.3 .295 .401 .320 38.6
2019 Slider -1.2 -2 163 15.9 45 .186 .326 .238 36.9 37.8 25.4 .172 .221 .194 30.8
2019 Changeup -1.9 -2 128 12.5 37 .235 .265 .242 27.0 16.2 17.6 .311 .430 .328 27.6
2019 Curveball -0.6 -1 111 10.8 18 .200 .333 .306 34.3 22.2 12.1 .215 .255 .284 27.3
2019 Cutter 4.4 3 63 6.1 17 .357 .429 .462 25.0 11.8 10.0 .366 .418 .410 25.0
2019 Split-Finger 0.8 0 16 1.6 4 .250 .250 .225 11.1 0.0 0.0 .239 .324 .243 0.0
2019 Sweeper -6.9 0 7 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .083 .173 .109 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 5 674 34.0 177 .333 .522 .394 17.4 16.4 17.1 .270 .419 .327 39.8
2018 Sinker -0.6 -2 349 17.6 86 .306 .375 .362 8.8 8.1 12.1 .284 .396 .348 42.6
2018 Curveball -0.9 -2 274 13.8 58 .218 .309 .245 36.4 37.9 29.3 .158 .200 .175 23.5
2018 Slider 1.6 4 270 13.6 74 .313 .469 .366 35.4 32.4 25.0 .237 .314 .282 40.5
2018 Changeup -1.1 -3 262 13.2 92 .295 .409 .304 13.7 4.3 7.0 .315 .423 .329 29.9
2018 Cutter 1.7 1 80 4.0 31 .321 .500 .370 14.0 19.4 23.1 .247 .349 .302 36.4
2018 Split-Finger -2.5 -1 54 2.7 21 .200 .250 .221 18.5 14.3 21.4 .237 .281 .252 17.6
2018 Slurve 1.2 0 9 0.5 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2018 Sweeper -2.2 0 6 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 8.0 1 15 32.6 5 .400 .400 .360 27.3 20.0 25.0 .219 .240 .203 25.0
2017 Sinker -2.6 0 12 26.1 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 .420 .559 .420 66.7
2017 Sweeper -2.0 0 6 13.0 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2017 Changeup -3.4 0 5 10.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .072 .082 .069 0.0
2017 Split-Finger -12.7 0 3 6.5 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 50.0 .277 .308 .249 100.0
2017 Slider 108.5 3 3 6.5 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .567 2.284 1.149 100.0
2017 Cutter -9.6 0 1 2.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Curveball 1.4 0 1 2.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 104 352 0 -2 -1 1 -2
2018 541 1,978 0 -15 9 8 2
2019 273 1,073 -7 -15 4 5 -13
2020 246 924 -7 -10 1 6 -9
2021 501 1,871 -4 -11 5 7 -3
2022 371 1,280 -8 -8 9 3 -4
2023 317 1,180 -11 -12 2 4 -18
2024 37 134 0 -3 0 0 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 353 47.0 68.7 91.2 33.2 72.6 43.6 36.5 49.9 15.3 7.9 71.4
2017 46 63.0 69.0 85.0 52.9 66.7 52.2 46.2 63.0 20.7 4.3 100.0
2018 1,981 46.6 61.2 88.3 34.1 64.4 45.0 23.4 46.7 20.5 6.5 63.3
2019 1,025 46.0 60.6 88.5 35.6 65.5 42.4 23.2 47.1 20.1 6.2 65.6
2020 673 48.3 64.6 91.4 36.5 62.2 41.5 23.5 50.1 18.7 8.5 59.6
2021 1,857 48.4 64.4 83.4 32.8 58.1 42.5 27.7 48.1 25.0 8.1 70.2
2022 1,281 50.0 66.6 89.2 39.8 69.8 42.2 32.6 53.2 16.7 7.3 73.1
2023 1,180 48.9 62.5 83.7 33.4 56.4 42.0 23.9 47.7 25.0 6.3 57.3
2024 134 52.2 51.4 91.7 40.6 46.2 32.1 24.3 46.3 27.4 11.2 40.0
Player 8,530 48.1 63.3 87.1 35.1 63.0 42.8 26.6 48.7 21.2 7.2 65.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2016 47 89
2017 34 71
2018 29 65 23 11 49 12 9 48 74 40 71 28 70 16 81 88
2019 58 86 83
2020 26 58 24 15 37 16 13 17 25 20 68 16 85 9 83 85 14
2021 8 26 14 14 11 18 17 25 57 21 42 11 44 13 71 95 26
2022 9 55 8 5 17 1 3 22 35 28 92 5 90 5 50 82 26
2023 24 61 18 20
2024 5 59
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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 19.1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2017 20.2 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2018 20.1 7 8.4 -1 9 6 3 42.9
2019 19.6 3 1.9 1 5 2 0 0.0
2020 20.5 4 4.1 0 5 3 1 25.0
2021 21.3 11 11.4 0 3 10 5 45.5
2022 21.3 3 4.4 -1 4 5 1 33.3
2023 19.6 2 2.5 -1 2 2 1 50.0
Player 20.5 32 34.5 -3 28 28 13 40.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2017 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2018 7 14 7 10 9 7 9 9 6 6 6 11 12 7 6 9 6 7 9 9 9 10 10 11 7 6 7 10 11 7 5
2019 3 2 2 1 3 3 3 0 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 4 3 2 1
2020 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 2 4 3 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 6 5 5 2 3 4 5 5 5 3
2021 11 15 8 12 11 11 14 13 8 7 9 12 12 9 13 15 12 12 12 11 12 9 15 13 11 8 15 12 11 8 11
2022 3 4 2 8 5 5 7 3 2 4 2 8 5 4 5 7 4 4 3 4 3 1 7 5 4 3 7 5 4 3 3
2023 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 4 1 2 3 2 4 2 2 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 3 4 1 2 3
Player 32 43 27 40 37 36 42 33 26 25 26 45 37 28 34 40 34 33 34 35 33 32 45 42 29 25 39 42 37 29 28
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.0 92.8 1.8 88.8 -4.0 87.4 -1.4 86.7 -0.7 87.9 1.2 87.5 -0.4 89.2 1.7 88.3 -0.9
Launch Angle 5.4 11.6 6.2 10.7 -0.9 11.6 0.9 5.1 -6.5 6.2 1.1 3.0 -3.2 3.8 0.8 4.8 1.0
Barrel % 1.2 10.0 8.8 2.7 -7.3 1.5 -1.2 3.7 2.2 4.6 0.9 1.7 -2.9 3.4 1.7 0.0 -3.4
Hard Hit % 36.6 50.0 13.4 35.7 -14.3 32.5 -3.2 32.1 -0.4 34.6 2.5 36.2 1.6 39.4 3.2 25.9 -13.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.9 30.0 -2.9 31.8 1.8 31.4 -0.4 32.8 1.4 30.6 -2.2 27.9 -2.7 31.8 3.9 37.0 5.2
xBA .275 .273 -0.002 .260 -0.013 .257 -0.003 .256 -0.001 .238 -0.018 .250 0.012 .233 -0.017 .230 -0.003
BA .260 .308 0.048 .300 -0.008 .231 -0.069 .286 0.055 .265 -0.021 .259 -0.006 .212 -0.047 .222 0.010
xwOBA .298 .307 0.009 .304 -0.003 .294 -0.010 .304 0.010 .286 -0.018 .276 -0.010 .263 -0.013 .245 -0.018
wOBA .265 .382 0.117 .338 -0.044 .275 -0.063 .335 0.060 .317 -0.018 .289 -0.028 .242 -0.047 .221 -0.021
xSLG .355 .451 0.096 .367 -0.084 .342 -0.025 .375 0.033 .356 -0.019 .331 -0.025 .326 -0.005 .307 -0.019
SLG .302 .615 0.313 .435 -0.180 .340 -0.095 .435 0.095 .422 -0.013 .360 -0.062 .306 -0.054 .250 -0.056
K% 15.4 21.4 6.0 17.6 -3.8 17.9 0.3 19.0 1.1 22.6 3.6 13.5 -9.1 21.1 7.6 24.3 3.2
BB% 5.8 7.1 1.3 6.8 -0.3 5.3 -1.5 5.4 0.1 5.6 0.2 4.0 -1.6 4.1 0.1 2.7 -1.4
Swing % 49.9 63.0 13.1 46.7 -16.3 47.1 0.4 50.1 3.0 48.1 -2.0 53.2 5.1 47.7 -5.5 46.3 -1.4
Whiff% 15.3 20.7 5.4 20.5 -0.2 20.1 -0.4 18.7 -1.4 25.0 6.3 16.7 -8.3 25.0 8.3 27.4 2.4
In Zone % 47.0 63.0 16.0 46.6 -16.4 46.0 -0.6 48.3 2.3 48.4 0.1 50.0 1.6 48.9 -1.1 52.2 3.3
Out of Zone % 53.0 37.0 -16.0 53.4 16.4 54.0 0.6 51.7 -2.3 51.6 -0.1 50.0 -1.6 51.1 1.1 47.8 -3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 33.2 52.9 19.7 34.1 -18.8 35.6 1.5 36.5 0.9 32.8 -3.7 39.8 7.0 33.4 -6.4 40.6 7.2
First Pitch Swing % 36.5 46.2 9.7 23.4 -22.8 23.2 -0.2 23.5 0.3 27.7 4.2 32.6 4.9 23.9 -8.7 24.3 0.4
First Pitch Strike % 67.3 84.6 17.3 57.5 -27.1 61.2 3.7 63.9 2.7 64.3 0.4 68.2 3.9 62.6 -5.6 81.1 18.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 104 23 22.1 .302 .136
2017 Shifts L 12 0 0.0 .414
2018 Shifts L 541 84 15.5 .333 .365
2019 Shifts L 263 60 22.8 .272 .285
2020 Shifts L 183 35 19.1 .333 .342
2021 Shifts L 493 135 27.4 .313 .306
2022 Shifts L 371 60 16.2 .284 .311
2023 Shades L 317 57 18.0 .255 .188
2024 Shades L 37 10 27.0 .179 .336
! 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