John Lackey
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 235LBS | Age: 44

Draft: 1999 | Rd: 2, #68, Anaheim Angels | Grayson CC

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 12 12 4.59 31 30 0 170.2 149 1.28
15 Seasons 188 147 3.92 448 446 0 2840.1 2294 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 31 12-12 4.59 170.2 149 1.28
15 Seasons 448 188-147 3.92 2840.1 2294 1.29

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
2015 36 3127 664 37 5.6 4.1 88.3 112.8 11.6 30.0 .244 .382 .295 .295 .345 32.5 19.5 5.9 2.77 3.56
2016 37 2853 506 30 5.9 4.0 89.7 111.9 14.5 32.6 .247 .412 .280 .316 .387 38.1 24.1 7.1 3.35 4.22
2017 38 2772 517 35 6.8 4.8 88.2 114.0 14.3 34.8 .268 .470 .331 .344 .402 36.2 20.4 7.3 4.59 5.20
Player 8752 1687 102 6.0 4.3 88.7 114.0 13.3 32.2 .253 .418 .302 .317 .375 35.3 21.2 6.7
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lackey relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(39.4%) ,
Cutter
(35.5%) ,
Sinker
(12.9%) ,
Curveball
(7.4%) ,
Changeup
(4.6%) ,


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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
2015 48.0 18.8 25.6 7.5 32.4 40.2 27.4 3.9 36.4 24.4 22.4 3.2 5.6 4.1
2016 43.5 23.1 27.1 6.3 34.8 34.6 27.5 2.2 29.6 24.9 24.9 6.3 5.9 4.0
2017 42.7 22.6 27.1 7.5 36.4 39.5 24.2 3.9 27.9 23.8 27.1 7.9 6.8 4.8
Player 45.1 21.3 26.5 7.2 34.3 38.3 26.4 3.4 31.8 24.4 24.6 5.6 6.0 4.3
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2017 Cutter CHC R 979 82.5 38.5 -3.6 -10 4.3 0.6 17
2017 Changeup CHC R 128 83.5 29.7 0.7 2 14.5 1.5 11
2017 4-Seamer CHC R 1,086 91.0 17.3 -1.8 -12 9.2 1.8 24
2017 Curveball CHC R 205 77.5 49.7 -5.8 -10 7.4 -0.4 -6
2017 Sinker CHC R 356 90.7 25.2 3.1 14 16.5 2.0 14
2016 Curveball CHC R 369 78.9 49.2 -3.8 -7 8.7 -0.4 -5
2016 Changeup CHC R 149 84.9 27.5 -0.3 -1 14.8 2.3 18
2016 4-Seamer CHC R 1,016 92.4 15.1 -0.9 -7 5.6 -1.1 -16
2016 Sinker CHC R 571 92.2 21.4 1.5 8 14.0 0.2 1
2016 Cutter CHC R 620 83.9 38.2 -6.6 -21 6.5 2.2 51
! 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 %
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 7 1,086 39.2 241 .267 .548 .384 19.5 19.9 16.1 .278 .514 .369 38.1
2017 Cutter -1.1 -11 979 35.3 294 .211 .352 .286 32.4 28.6 22.2 .216 .364 .281 27.1
2017 Sinker 1.8 6 356 12.8 113 .337 .594 .432 8.1 6.2 10.1 .346 .577 .415 42.7
2017 Curveball 1.1 2 205 7.4 39 .306 .694 .421 24.0 10.3 17.4 .350 .721 .460 60.6
2017 Changeup -1.2 -1 128 4.6 37 .206 .353 .239 16.9 16.2 12.8 .298 .458 .342 34.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 707 2,509 -5 -24 3 7 -20
2009 828 3,070 -18 -26 13 11 -20
2010 926 3,583 2 -27 17 16 7
2011 742 2,837 1 3 13 18 34
2013 887 3,279 -3 -28 9 9 -13
2014 880 3,250 6 -14 6 8 5
2015 923 3,236 -15 -30 10 8 -28
2016 803 3,072 -8 -35 11 11 -22
2017 741 2,824 0 -20 14 12 7
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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 3,127 53.6 68.3 85.2 30.3 60.5 41.4 70.8 50.7 20.1 8.9 78.7
2016 2,853 49.6 67.3 82.2 31.1 55.5 42.2 68.0 49.0 25.2 7.5 75.6
2017 2,772 49.2 66.9 82.8 28.8 60.8 42.4 65.5 47.5 23.0 7.6 74.2
Player 8,752 50.9 67.6 83.5 30.1 58.9 42.0 68.3 49.1 22.6 8.0 76.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2015 65 47 52 55 68 3 33 43 53 44 75 28 58 21 35 26 63
2016 45 49 43 41 52 20 51 19 19 72 61 68 76 16 53 34 71
2017 19 23 15 14 30 7 33 23 21 39 67 40 63 4 36 25 52
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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 21.3 24 22.8 1 15 15 12 50.0
2017 22.1 37 33.2 4 14 21 16 43.2
Player 21.8 61 56.0 5 29 36 28 45.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 24 27 18 25 24 19 25 22 20 16 21 26 23 19 23 25 13 20 23 26 21 18 32 32 23 22 21 31 25 24 19
2017 37 31 30 37 34 33 37 33 27 28 32 44 34 30 33 35 30 30 36 34 34 30 41 38 32 30 31 43 36 32 22
Player 61 58 48 62 58 52 62 55 47 44 53 70 57 49 56 60 43 50 59 60 55 48 73 70 55 52 52 74 61 56 41
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.3 90.0 -0.3 87.5 -2.5
Offspeed Velocity 84.3 84.9 0.6 83.5 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 78.6 78.9 0.3 77.5 -1.4
Exit Velocity 88.3 89.7 1.4 88.2 -1.5
Launch Angle 11.6 14.5 2.9 14.3 -0.2
Barrel % 5.6 5.9 0.3 6.8 0.9
Hard Hit % 32.5 38.1 5.6 36.2 -1.9
Sweet Spot % 30.0 32.6 2.6 34.8 2.2
xBA .244 .247 0.003 .268 0.021
BA .256 .218 -0.038 .252 0.034
xwOBA .295 .316 0.021 .344 0.028
wOBA .295 .280 -0.015 .331 0.051
xSLG .382 .412 0.030 .470 0.058
SLG .376 .364 -0.012 .469 0.105
K% 19.5 24.1 4.6 20.4 -3.7
BB% 5.9 7.1 1.2 7.3 0.2
Swing % 50.7 49.0 -1.7 47.5 -1.5
Whiff% 20.1 25.2 5.1 23.0 -2.2
In Zone % 53.6 49.6 -4.0 49.2 -0.4
Out of Zone % 46.4 50.4 4.0 50.8 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 30.3 31.1 0.8 28.8 -2.3
First Pitch Swing % 37.1 37.7 0.6 31.6 -6.1
First Pitch Strike % 70.8 68.0 -2.8 65.5 -2.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 718 .282 406 7 1.7 312 25 8.0
2017 722 .330 366 0 0.0 356 23 6.5

Pitch Tempo

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