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
2024 0 0 3.86 13 0 0 18.2 24 1.55
3 Seasons 5 15 5.73 45 26 0 157 149 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
2024 13 0-0 3.86 18.2 24 1.55
3 Seasons 45 5-15 5.73 157 149 1.55
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
2022 24 555 94 7 7.4 5.2 88.8 109.4 12.9 31.9 .214 .346 .270 .296 .322 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
2024 26 324 51 2 3.9 2.5 88.7 110.0 13.6 37.3 .261 .363 .343 .317 .379 39.2 25.9 7.4 3.78 3.95
Player 2809 492 49 10.0 6.9 89.6 115.2 16.1 35.8 .263 .458 .355 .345 .398 40.0 20.6 9.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wentz relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(37.3%) ,
Cutter
(31.5%) ,
Changeup
(21.9%) ,
Curveball
(9.3%) ,


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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
2024 45.1 21.6 29.4 3.9 49.0 27.5 23.5 5.9 25.5 23.5 37.3 3.9 3.9 2.5
Player 38.4 28.5 24.2 8.9 41.5 34.8 23.8 2.8 26.4 29.1 26.2 5.3 10.0 6.9
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 Curveball DET L 30 79.2 53.5 0.0 0 7.3 -1.0 -12
2024 4-Seam Fastball DET L 121 94.2 13.2 0.9 6 7.9 1.2 18
2024 Changeup DET L 71 85.9 26.1 -4.8 -15 14.2 0.0 0
2024 Cutter DET L 102 86.2 32.5 -2.7 -9 3.4 -0.4 -11
2023 4-Seam Fastball DET L 803 93.4 16.1 -1.0 -7 12.1 5.6 85
2023 Changeup DET L 337 85.0 27.2 -4.2 -13 16.4 2.3 17
2023 Cutter DET L 485 86.0 30.8 -0.4 -1 1.4 -1.8 -56
2023 Curveball DET L 305 77.5 57.3 0.9 2 8.9 -0.3 -3
2022 Cutter DET L 122 83.4 34.7 -1.9 -6 1.7 -2.6 -61
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 Changeup DET L 75 84.1 27.0 -3.5 -12 15.0 1.3 10
! 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 -0.9 -1 121 37.3 40 .394 .576 .491 16.2 15.0 14.6 .303 .448 .389 40.7
2024 Cutter 1.2 1 102 31.5 22 .190 .190 .195 34.5 31.8 24.1 .261 .342 .279 35.7
2024 Changeup 0.8 1 71 21.9 15 .200 .267 .203 53.3 46.7 31.8 .182 .237 .179 37.5
2024 Curveball -1.9 -1 30 9.3 4 .333 .333 .400 20.0 25.0 5.6 .189 .216 .308 50.0
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 .290 .411 .331 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
2024 Changeup 71 85.9 97 18.0 10:15 10:00 15
2024 Curveball 30 79.2 62 14.5 4:30 5:00 -30
2024 Cutter 102 86.2 27 4.9 12:30 1:45 -75
2024 4-Seam Fastball 120 94.2 95 19.1 11:00 11:15 -15
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
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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
2024 81 324 5 -1 -2 -2 0
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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
2024 324 49.1 68.6 79.8 32.7 51.9 43.5 66.7 50.3 29.4 9.0 75.9
Player 2,809 50.0 68.8 82.1 26.5 54.3 44.9 61.9 47.6 25.1 7.5 82.9
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
2022 26 63 24 34
2023 6 12 5 4 16 11 5 26 33 26 32 44 13 39 47 51 43
2024 47 30 69 87 28 85 87 51 46 71 61 75 83 54 55 49
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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
2024 27.7 1 1.7 -1 1 1 1 100.0
Player 23.8 28 29.6 -2 16 22 12 42.9

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
2024 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 3
Player 28 26 25 32 33 28 32 25 28 22 29 34 32 25 32 33 32 25 29 36 27 29 41 34 24 22 30 35 36 26 26
! 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 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.8 90.6 0.8 90.5 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 85.0 0.9 85.9 0.9
Breaking Velocity 75.4 77.5 2.1 79.2 1.7
Exit Velocity 88.8 89.9 1.1 88.7 -1.2
Launch Angle 12.9 17.4 4.5 13.6 -3.8
Barrel % 7.4 11.5 4.1 3.9 -7.6
Hard Hit % 35.1 41.5 6.4 39.2 -2.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 31.9 36.6 4.7 37.3 0.7
xBA .214 .276 0.062 .261 -0.015
BA .195 .295 0.100 .292 -0.003
xwOBA .296 .363 0.067 .317 -0.046
wOBA .270 .380 0.110 .343 -0.037
xSLG .346 .502 0.156 .363 -0.139
SLG .339 .532 0.193 .389 -0.143
K% 20.0 19.9 -0.1 25.9 6.0
BB% 9.6 9.6 0.0 7.4 -2.2
Swing % 45.4 47.8 2.4 50.3 2.5
Whiff% 21.8 25.2 3.4 29.4 4.2
In Zone % 49.0 50.5 1.5 49.1 -1.4
Out of Zone % 51.0 49.5 -1.5 50.9 1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 25.4 -1.1 32.7 7.3
First Pitch Swing % 30.4 30.1 -0.3 38.3 8.2
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.2 4.4 66.7 4.5
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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
2024 Shades 81 .343 52 4 7.7 29 14 48.3
! 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%
2024 62 17.9 0.0% 0.0% 59 17.8 3.4% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution