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John Means
Popularity: ↑ 36%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 230LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 11, #331, Baltimore Orioles | West Virginia
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 4 4.53 10 10 0 43.2 42 0.98
3 Seasons 14 15 3.97 42 37 0 202.0 167 1.11
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 10 2-4 4.53 43.2 42 0.98
3 Seasons 42 14-15 3.97 202.0 167 1.11

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2018 66 12 1 8.3 90 16.5 41.7 .355 .597 .471 .407 .543 41.7 25.0 0.0 13.50 7.36
2019 2681 472 32 6.8 87.5 20 36.9 .241 .430 .295 .309 .353 30.7 19.0 6.0 3.60 4.03
2020 745 123 10 8.1 88.2 17 21.1 .194 .381 .299 .262 .312 37.4 23.9 4.0 4.53 3.09
ALL 3492 607 43 7.1 87.7 19.3 33.8 .233 .423 .300 .301 .349 32.3 20.1 5.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Means relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(52.3%) ,
Changeup
(24.7%) ,
Curveball
(12.6%) ,
Slider
(10.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 390 288 102 52.3 93.8 77 71 11 6 0 0 5 28 43 .155 .129 .366 .268 .249 .201 92.5 29 2458 28.9 19.4
2020 Changeup 184 174 10 24.7 84.9 56 51 14 10 0 0 4 4 48 .275 .266 .510 .525 .343 .346 86.1 16 2414 23.4 6.7
2020 Curveball 94 75 19 12.6 79.0 16 16 3 3 0 0 0 6 10 .188 .178 .188 .191 .163 .168 81.4 -18 2345 27.8 13.6
2020 Slider 77 21 56 10.3 86.5 27 26 8 3 2 0 3 4 22 .308 .234 .731 .518 .428 .313 87.6 12 2472 20.9 17.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1362 1040 322 50.8 91.7 254 233 63 39 14 3 7 50 184 .270 .263 .446 .495 .325 .342 91.7 23 2376 18.2 12.9
2019 Changeup 773 731 42 28.8 80.9 265 246 51 28 12 0 11 45 203 .207 .223 .390 .382 .272 .285 84.6 19 2331 24.8 15.9
2019 Slider 380 122 258 14.2 83.6 94 87 13 7 5 0 1 22 65 .149 .204 .241 .300 .202 .250 85.1 16 2324 28.2 12.2
2019 Curveball 165 146 19 6.2 77.0 24 24 11 5 2 0 4 4 20 .458 .353 1.042 .771 .606 .457 87.3 15 2239 26.7 15.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Slider BAL L 77 86.5 30 -3.8 -11 4.2 0.4 12
2020 4-Seamer BAL L 390 93.8 11.8 2.4 17 6.4 0 0
2020 Changeup BAL L 184 84.9 20.9 -8 -28 13.4 0.7 5
2020 Curveball BAL L 94 79 54.3 -0.5 -1 13.6 5.9 77
2019 Curveball BAL L 165 77 51.9 -6.3 -11 3.8 -3.8 -50
2019 Changeup BAL L 773 80.9 24.6 -8.6 -26 12.3 2 19
2019 Slider BAL L 380 83.6 33.4 -5.1 -13 4.6 -0.3 -6
2019 4-Seamer BAL L 1362 91.7 13.3 2.8 17 5.9 -0.3 -5
2018 Changeup BAL L 13 83.4 22.2 -9.8 -31 11 -1.6 -13
2018 Curveball BAL L 5 77 50.3 -10.5 -17 0 -8.1 -99
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 25 90.1 16.2 1.2 7 3.8 -1.2 -25
2018 Slider BAL L 23 84.2 34.5 -3.9 -10 3.4 -1.4 -29
! 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 %
2020 Curveball -0.3 0 94 12.6 16 .188 .188 .225 27.8 37.5 13.6 .178 .191 .168 30.0
2020 Slider 0.5 0 77 10.3 27 .308 .731 .441 20.9 14.8 17.4 .234 .518 .313 31.8
2020 Changeup 1.6 3 184 24.7 56 .275 .510 .354 23.4 7.1 6.7 .266 .525 .347 35.4
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -5 390 52.3 77 .155 .366 .258 28.9 36.4 19.4 .129 .268 .200 44.2
2019 Curveball 4.8 8 165 6.2 24 .458 1.042 .625 26.7 16.7 15.4 .353 .771 .457 45.0
2019 Slider -1.2 -4 380 14.2 94 .149 .241 .216 28.2 23.4 12.2 .204 .300 .250 21.5
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -5 1362 50.8 254 .270 .446 .334 18.2 19.7 12.9 .263 .495 .344 40.2
2019 Changeup -0.9 -7 773 28.8 265 .207 .390 .293 24.8 17.0 15.9 .223 .382 .286 23.6
2018 Changeup -2.2 0 13 19.7 4 .250 .500 .313 28.6 25.0 50.0 .165 .235 .167 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 17.3 4 25 37.9 5 .800 1.800 1.080 14.3 0.0 0.0 .728 1.413 .908 80.0
2018 Slider -1.3 0 23 34.8 7 .143 .143 .129 28.6 42.9 33.3 .197 .222 .187 0.0
2018 Curveball -0.5 0 5 7.6 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Curveball 87 79.0 69 19.1 4:30 5:00 30
2020 Slider 72 86.6 35 6.8 1:30 12:15 -75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 367 93.9 94 19.9 11:15 11:15 0
2020 Changeup 181 84.9 98 21.5 10:45 10:30 -15
! 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
2019 632 2669 -12 -25 17 12 -9
2020 172 741 2 -9 3 2 -2
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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 %
2018 66 42.4 85.7 83.3 31.6 66.7 31.8 50.0 54.5 22.2 15.2 100.0
2019 2681 45.9 71.5 81.3 27.7 69.9 43.8 63.3 47.8 22.2 6.2 80.1
2020 745 50.7 70.6 76.8 30.0 66.4 44.0 63.6 50.6 26.3 6.7 80.0
ALL 3492 46.9 71.5 80.3 28.2 69.1 43.6 63.1 48.5 23.1 6.5 81.0
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 25.0 16.7 50.0 8.3 66.7 8.3 25.0 0.0 25.0 25.0 41.7 0.0 8.3
2019 31.6 32.0 26.5 10.0 34.7 34.1 31.1 3.0 22.2 38.1 21.8 7.2 6.8
2020 43.9 25.2 18.7 12.2 41.5 39.0 19.5 3.3 31.7 33.3 17.9 4.9 8.1
ALL 33.9 30.3 25.4 10.4 36.7 34.6 28.7 3.0 24.2 36.9 21.4 6.6 7.1
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018
2019 62 57 43 34 79 18 53 77 89 22 80 23 62 32 75 16
2020 84 87 59 31 97 23 35 52 48 53 95 46 84 61 87 28
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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 22.6 23 23.1 -0.1 7 13 13 56.5
2020 23 12 8.2 3.8 4 8 2 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 23 26 25 26 20 22 25 25 26 26 23 17 21 22 25 19 24 23 26 17 20 21 23 23 27 25 23 26 19 25
2020 12 9 9 9 9 7 8 9 8 9 9 8 4 5 8 9 6 9 8 9 5 7 7 10 9 9 9 9 12 7 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.1 91.7 1.6 93.8 2.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 80.9 -2.5 84.9 4
Breaking Velocity 82.9 81.6 -1.3 82.4 0.8
Exit Velocity 90 87.5 -2.5 88.2 0.7
Launch Angle 16.5 20 3.5 17 -3
Barrel % 8.3 6.8 -1.5 8.1 1.3
Hard Hit % 41.7 30.7 -11 37.4 6.7
Sweet Spot % 41.7 36.9 -4.8 21.1 -15.8
xBA .355 .241 -0.114 .194 -0.047
BA .375 .234 -0.141 .22 -0.014
xwOBA .407 .309 -0.098 .262 -0.047
wOBA .471 .295 -0.176 .299 0.004
xSLG .597 .43 -0.167 .381 -0.049
SLG .75 .417 -0.333 .451 0.034
K% 25 19 -6 23.9 4.9
BB% 0 6 6 4 -2
Swing % 54.5 47.8 -6.7 50.6 2.8
Whiff% 22.2 22.2 0 26.3 4.1
In Zone Swing % 42.4 45.9 3.5 50.7 4.8
Out of Zone Swing % 57.6 54.1 -3.5 49.3 -4.8
First Pitch Swing % 37.5 30.6 -6.9 36.9 6.3
First Pitch Strike % 50 63.3 13.3 63.6 0.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 16 .471 9 0 0.0 7 1 14.3
2019 637 .295 488 90 18.4 149 86 57.7
2020 176 .299 129 34 26.4 47 15 31.9

Pitch Distribution