Joey Wentz
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2016 | Rd: CB-A, #40, Atlanta Braves | Shawnee Mission East (KS) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 3.03 7 7 0 32.2 27 1.10
2023 3 13 6.90 25 19 0 105.2 98 1.68
2 Seasons 5 15 5.99 32 26 0 138.1 125 1.55
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 7 2-2 3.03 32.2 27 1.10
2023 25 3-13 6.90 105.2 98 1.68
2 Seasons 32 5-15 5.99 138.1 125 1.55
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
2022 24 555 94 7 7.4 5.2 88.8 109.4 12.9 31.9 .214 .346 .270 .296 .323 35.1 20.0 9.6 3.03 3.62
2023 25 1930 347 40 11.5 8.1 89.9 115.2 17.4 36.6 .276 .502 .380 .363 .421 41.5 19.9 9.6 6.90 5.77
Player 2485 441 47 10.7 7.5 89.7 115.2 16.4 35.6 .263 .470 .357 .349 .400 40.1 19.9 9.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wentz relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(41.6%) ,
Cutter
(25.1%) ,
Changeup
(17.5%) ,
Curveball
(15.8%) ,


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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
2022 40.4 29.8 21.3 8.5 40.4 33.0 26.6 4.3 26.6 33.0 20.2 7.4 7.4 5.2
2023 36.9 29.1 24.2 9.8 40.6 36.3 23.1 2.0 26.5 28.8 26.2 4.9 11.5 8.1
Player 37.6 29.3 23.6 9.5 40.6 35.6 23.8 2.5 26.5 29.7 24.9 5.4 10.7 7.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2023 Changeup DET L 337 85.0 27.2 -4.2 -13 16.4 2.4 17
2023 Curveball DET L 305 77.5 57.3 1.0 2 8.9 -0.3 -3
2023 4-Seam Fastball DET L 803 93.4 16.1 -1.0 -7 12.1 5.6 85
2023 Cutter DET L 485 86.0 30.8 -0.3 -1 1.4 -1.8 -56
2022 Changeup DET L 75 84.1 27.0 -3.5 -12 15.0 1.3 10
2022 4-Seam Fastball DET L 306 92.4 15.6 -0.5 -3 11.9 5.6 90
2022 Curveball DET L 52 75.4 58.8 -1.9 -3 8.6 -1.3 -13
2022 Cutter DET L 122 83.4 34.7 -0.8 -2 1.7 -2.6 -60
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.9 -23 803 41.6 204 .374 .682 .479 19.0 17.6 15.7 .321 .634 .437 57.3
2023 Cutter -0.3 -1 485 25.1 134 .271 .500 .378 29.1 17.9 20.3 .265 .476 .361 41.1
2023 Changeup 0.1 0 337 17.5 79 .189 .392 .296 31.8 16.5 11.7 .239 .434 .310 21.3
2023 Curveball -0.9 -3 305 15.8 75 .247 .356 .285 28.5 33.3 18.9 .221 .292 .233 20.8
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 1 306 55.1 81 .209 .343 .313 14.1 13.6 12.0 .215 .370 .335 41.4
2022 Cutter 1.9 2 122 22.0 27 .154 .423 .228 38.9 33.3 39.1 .172 .254 .176 33.3
2022 Changeup -2.4 -2 75 13.5 16 .267 .333 .347 24.3 18.8 14.3 .292 .413 .332 8.3
2022 Curveball 1.8 1 52 9.4 11 .100 .100 .145 26.3 36.4 14.8 .196 .325 .267 33.3
! 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
2023 Changeup 335 85.0 99 19.7 10:00 10:00 0
2023 Curveball 304 77.5 73 17.2 4:30 5:00 -30
2023 Cutter 483 86.0 34 5.7 11:30 12:45 -75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 799 93.4 99 19.4 10:45 10:45 0
2022 Changeup 74 84.1 97 19.1 10:00 10:00 0
2022 Curveball 52 75.4 80 16.2 4:30 4:45 -15
2022 Cutter 119 83.4 26 5.0 12:30 1:30 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 306 92.4 100 20.2 10:45 10:45 0
! 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
2022 135 555 4 4 -4 -2 3
2023 492 1,930 -4 1 -17 -7 -27
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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 %
2022 555 49.0 65.1 83.6 26.5 62.7 46.1 57.8 45.4 21.8 6.8 86.8
2023 1,930 50.5 69.8 82.1 25.4 52.3 44.7 62.2 47.8 25.2 7.4 83.2
Player 2,485 50.1 68.8 82.4 25.7 54.7 45.0 61.2 47.3 24.5 7.3 84.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2022 26 64 24 34
2023 6 12 5 3 16 11 5 26 33 26 32 44 13 39 47 53 43
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.2 2 3.4 -1 7 4 0 0.0
2023 23.6 25 24.4 1 8 17 11 44.0
Player 23.7 27 27.9 -1 15 21 11 40.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 2 4 2 3 4 4 5 1 2 1 4 5 6 3 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 7 3 2 2 3 6 4 3 4
2023 25 21 21 27 26 22 25 23 24 20 23 26 25 21 26 27 28 21 26 31 23 25 32 30 21 18 25 27 29 21 19
Player 27 25 23 30 30 26 30 24 26 21 27 31 31 24 30 31 31 24 28 34 26 28 39 33 23 20 28 33 33 24 23
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.8 90.6 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 85.0 0.9
Breaking Velocity 75.4 77.5 2.1
Exit Velocity 88.8 89.9 1.1
Launch Angle 12.9 17.4 4.5
Barrel % 7.4 11.5 4.1
Hard Hit % 35.1 41.5 6.4
Sweet Spot % 31.9 36.6 4.7
xBA .214 .276 0.062
BA .195 .295 0.100
xwOBA .296 .363 0.067
wOBA .270 .380 0.110
xSLG .346 .502 0.156
SLG .339 .532 0.193
K% 20.0 19.9 -0.1
BB% 9.6 9.6 0.0
Swing % 45.4 47.8 2.4
Whiff% 21.8 25.2 3.4
In Zone % 49.0 50.5 1.5
Out of Zone % 51.0 49.5 -1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 25.4 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 30.4 30.1 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.2 4.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 135 .270 100 23 23.0 35 22 62.9
2023 Shades 492 .380 370 39 10.5 122 47 38.5
! 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 %
2022 194 17.5 16.5% 0.5% 79 22.9 0.0% 6.3%
2023 548 16.2 31.8% 0.0% 310 18.5 2.9% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution