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John Means
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 235LBS | Age: 28

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 6 9 3.62 26 26 0 146.2 134 1.03
4 Seasons 20 24 3.82 68 63 0 348.2 301 1.08
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 26 6-9 3.62 146.2 134 1.03
4 Seasons 68 20-24 3.82 348.2 301 1.08

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 25 66 12 1 8.3 90 110.2 16.5 41.7 .336 .564 .471 .386 .514 41.7 25 0 13.50 6.82
2019 26 2681 472 32 6.8 87.5 115.3 20 37.3 .236 .416 .295 .301 .343 30.7 19 6 3.60 4.05
2020 27 745 123 10 8.1 88.2 117 17 21.1 .190 .376 .304 .268 .320 37.4 23.9 4 4.53 3.02
2021 28 2328 426 43 10.1 87.9 115.9 20.3 37.1 .239 .433 .294 .308 .377 37.8 22.7 4.4 3.62 4.06
5820 1033 86 8.3 87.8 117 19.8 35.3 .233 .420 .298 .301 .356 34.6 21.2 5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Means relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48%) ,
Changeup
(27.3%) ,
Curveball
(16.5%) ,
Slider
(8.3%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1117 877 240 48.0 92.8 239 220 51 24 10 1 16 50 172 .232 .260 .505 .548 .331 .366 91.2 27 2399 6.2 21.2 14.9
2021 Changeup 635 588 47 27.3 83.4 216 207 47 27 8 0 12 47 161 .227 .222 .440 .391 .294 .277 84.4 17 2256 6.1 30.0 22.1
2021 Curveball 383 337 46 16.5 78.0 80 79 13 11 0 0 2 28 51 .165 .194 .241 .267 .180 .208 85.2 8 2278 6.0 24.5 20.4
2021 Slider 193 39 154 8.3 86.3 55 51 14 11 3 0 0 9 42 .275 .287 .333 .363 .294 .316 86.5 16 2326 6.2 31.1 18.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 390 288 102 52.3 93.8 77 71 11 6 0 0 5 28 43 .155 .126 .366 .262 .253 .205 92.5 29 2458 6.1 28.9 19.4
2020 Changeup 184 174 10 24.7 84.9 56 51 14 10 0 0 4 4 48 .275 .263 .510 .523 .349 .358 86.1 16 2407 6.1 23.4 6.7
2020 Curveball 94 75 19 12.6 79.0 16 16 3 3 0 0 0 6 10 .188 .173 .188 .185 .165 .163 81.4 -18 2345 6.0 27.8 13.6
2020 Slider 77 21 56 10.3 86.5 27 26 8 3 2 0 3 4 22 .308 .230 .731 .517 .436 .325 87.6 12 2472 6.0 20.9 17.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 25 16.7 50 8.3 66.7 8.3 25 0 25 25 41.7 0 8.3
2019 31.6 32 26.5 10 34.7 34.1 31.1 3.6 22.2 38.1 21.8 7.2 6.8
2020 43.9 24.4 18.7 13 41.5 39 19.5 3.3 31.7 33.3 17.9 4.9 8.1
2021 33.3 30.5 23.2 12.9 38.7 40.6 20.7 4.7 23.9 31.7 20.7 8.9 10.1
33.7 30.3 24.5 11.5 37.6 37.1 25.4 4 24.1 34.8 21.1 7.6 8.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 4-Seamer BAL L 1117 92.8 11.9 2.6 18 6.7 0.4 6
2021 Curveball BAL L 382 78 52.2 -3.4 -6 13.1 5.6 75
2021 Changeup BAL L 635 83.4 22.7 -7 -23 12.8 -0.2 -2
2021 Slider BAL L 192 86.3 27.5 -7 -20 3.5 -0.7 -18
2020 Curveball BAL L 94 79 54.3 -0.2 0 13.6 5.9 77
2020 4-Seamer BAL L 390 93.8 11.8 2.4 17 6.4 0 -1
2020 Changeup BAL L 182 84.9 20.9 -7.9 -27 13.4 0.7 5
2020 Slider BAL L 77 86.5 30 -3.9 -12 4.2 0.5 13
2019 4-Seamer BAL L 1362 91.7 13.3 2.8 17 5.9 -0.3 -5
2019 Changeup BAL L 773 80.9 24.6 -6.6 -21 12.3 -0.2 -1
2019 Curveball BAL L 165 77 51.9 -5.7 -10 3.8 -3.6 -48
2019 Slider BAL L 380 83.6 33.4 -5 -13 4.6 -0.3 -5
2018 Curveball BAL L 5 77 50.3 -9.7 -16 0 -7.9 -99
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 25 90.1 16.2 1.2 7 3.8 -1.3 -25
2018 Slider BAL L 23 84.2 34.5 -3.8 -10 3.4 -1.3 -28
2018 Changeup BAL L 13 83.4 22.2 -9.6 -30 11 -1.8 -14
! 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 %
2021 Slider -0.8 -1 193 8.3 55 .275 .333 .332 31.1 16.4 18 .287 .363 .316 33.3
2021 Curveball -1.5 -6 383 16.5 80 .165 .241 .2 24.5 35 20.4 .194 .267 .226 25.5
2021 Changeup -0.3 -2 635 27.3 216 .227 .44 .297 30 21.8 22.1 .222 .391 .278 28.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.1 1 1117 48 239 .232 .505 .341 21.2 20.9 14.9 .26 .548 .367 51.2
2020 Curveball -0.3 0 94 12.6 16 .188 .188 .225 27.8 37.5 13.6 .173 .185 .163 30
2020 Slider 0.4 0 77 10.3 27 .308 .731 .441 20.9 14.8 17.4 .23 .516 .325 31.8
2020 Changeup 1.6 3 184 24.7 56 .275 .51 .354 23.4 7.1 6.7 .263 .523 .358 35.4
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -3 390 52.3 77 .155 .366 .255 28.9 36.4 19.4 .126 .262 .204 44.2
2019 Curveball 4.7 8 165 6.2 24 .458 1.042 .625 26.7 16.7 15.4 .339 .718 .427 45
2019 Slider -1.1 -4 380 14.2 94 .149 .241 .216 28.2 23.4 12.2 .194 .284 .241 21.5
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -5 1362 50.8 254 .27 .446 .336 18 19.7 12.9 .257 .478 .335 40.2
2019 Changeup -1 -8 773 28.8 265 .207 .39 .293 24.8 17 15.9 .22 .374 .282 23.6
2018 Changeup -2.3 0 13 19.7 4 .25 .5 .313 28.6 25 50 .151 .173 .142 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 17.3 4 25 37.9 5 .8 1.8 1.08 14.3 0 0 .722 1.397 .898 80
2018 Slider -1.3 0 23 34.8 7 .143 .143 .129 28.6 42.9 33.3 .167 .192 .159 0
2018 Curveball -0.5 0 5 7.6 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 174 84.9 99 21.4 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Curveball 82 79.1 69 19 5:00 4:30 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 349 93.9 95 19.9 11:15 11:15 0
2020 Slider 68 86.5 35 6.8 12:15 1:30 -75
2021 Changeup 635 83.4 98 20.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Curveball 372 78.1 56 16.8 4:45 4:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1113 92.8 97 20.7 11:15 11:15 0
2021 Slider 187 86.4 53 8.9 12:00 1:00 -60
! 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 637 2680 -11 -26 16 12 -9
2020 176 745 2 -9 4 2 0
2021 590 2328 -14 -13 13 6 -8
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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 54.5 22.2 15.2 100
2019 2681 45.9 71.8 81 27.9 69.6 43.8 63.3 48 22.1 6.2 80.7
2020 745 50.6 70.8 76.8 29.9 66.4 44 63.6 50.6 26.3 6.7 80
2021 2328 51.2 73 76.3 26.9 67.9 45 69.3 50.5 25.3 8.5 80.4
5820 48.6 72.3 78.5 27.8 68.5 44.2 65.7 49.4 24 7.3 80.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018
2019 61 55 45 39 77 17 53 77 89 22 80 23 61 32 75 17
2020 86 88 59 30 97 23 35 52 48 53 95 47 86 62 88 29
2021 52 45 26 16 84 5 13 71 58 44 96 43 52 41 84 25
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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 0 10 12 13 56.5
2020 23 12 8.2 4 4 8 2 16.7
2021 23.3 30 26.2 4 7 27 8 26.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 22 25 24 25 20 23 25 25 26 28 23 17 20 22 26 19 24 23 26 17 20 21 23 23 27 25 23 25 19 24
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
2021 30 27 32 28 36 22 24 31 25 30 26 29 12 21 25 33 17 29 29 30 15 21 24 27 30 33 28 25 27 19 32
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.1 91.7 1.6 93.8 2.1 92.8 -1
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 80.9 -2.5 84.9 4 83.4 -1.5
Breaking Velocity 82.9 81.6 -1.3 82.4 0.8 80.8 -1.6
Exit Velocity 90 87.5 -2.5 88.2 0.7 87.9 -0.3
Launch Angle 16.5 20 3.5 17 -3 20.3 3.3
Barrel % 8.3 6.8 -1.5 8.1 1.3 10.1 2
Hard Hit % 41.7 30.7 -11 37.4 6.7 37.8 0.4
Sweet Spot % 41.7 37.3 -4.4 21.1 -16.2 37.1 16
xBA .336 .236 -0.1 .19 -0.046 .239 0.049
BA .375 .234 -0.141 .22 -0.014 .224 0.004
xwOBA .386 .301 -0.085 .268 -0.033 .308 0.04
wOBA .471 .295 -0.176 .304 0.009 .294 -0.01
xSLG .564 .416 -0.148 .376 -0.04 .433 0.057
SLG .75 .417 -0.333 .451 0.034 .427 -0.024
K% 25 19 -6 23.9 4.9 22.7 -1.2
BB% 0 6 6 4 -2 4.4 0.4
Swing % 54.5 48 -6.5 50.6 2.6 50.5 -0.1
Whiff% 22.2 22.1 -0.1 26.3 4.2 25.3 -1
In Zone % 42.4 45.9 3.5 50.6 4.7 51.2 0.6
Out of Zone % 57.6 54.1 -3.5 49.4 -4.7 48.8 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 31.6 27.9 -3.7 29.9 2 26.9 -3
First Pitch Swing % 37.5 30.9 -6.6 36.9 6 37.6 0.7
First Pitch Strike % 50 63.3 13.3 63.6 0.3 69.3 5.7
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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 .304 129 34 26.4 47 15 31.9
2021 590 .294 465 48 10.3 125 66 52.8

Pitch Distribution