John Means
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 235LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 3.38 2 2 0 8.0 7 1.25
5 Seasons 20 24 3.81 70 65 0 356.2 308 1.08
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 2 0-0 3.38 8.0 7 1.25
5 Seasons 70 20-24 3.81 356.2 308 1.08

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
2018 25 66 12 1 8.3 6.3 90.0 110.2 16.5 41.7 .336 .564 .471 .386 .514 41.7 25.0 0.0 13.50 6.73
2019 26 2681 472 32 6.8 5 87.5 115.3 20.0 37.3 .236 .417 .295 .302 .344 30.7 19.0 6.0 3.60 4.00
2020 27 745 123 10 8.1 5.7 88.2 117.0 17.0 21.1 .191 .378 .304 .270 .323 37.4 23.9 4.0 4.53 3.04
2021 28 2328 426 43 10.1 7.3 87.9 115.9 20.3 37.1 .242 .441 .294 .310 .380 37.8 22.7 4.4 3.62 4.06
2022 29 135 25 1 4 2.9 88.5 109.7 17.2 28.0 .289 .418 .260 .323 .386 40.0 20.6 5.9 3.38 4.37
Player 5955 1058 87 8.2 6 87.8 117.0 19.7 35.2 .235 .424 .297 .303 .359 34.7 21.2 5.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Means relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.2%) ,
Changeup
(31.1%) ,
Curveball
(14.1%) ,
Slider
(12.6%) ,


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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
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 6.3
2019 31.6 32.0 26.5 10.0 34.7 34.1 31.1 3.6 22.2 38.1 21.8 7.2 6.8 5.0
2020 43.9 28.5 14.6 13.0 41.5 39.0 19.5 3.3 31.7 33.3 17.9 4.9 8.1 5.7
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 7.3
2022 36.0 20.0 28.0 16.0 48.0 36.0 16.0 12.0 20.0 28.0 24.0 8.0 4.0 2.9
Player 33.7 30.5 24.1 11.6 37.8 37.1 25.1 4.2 24.0 34.6 21.2 7.6 8.2 6.0
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer BAL L 57 91.7 11.6 3.5 23 8.1 2.1 35
2022 Curveball BAL L 19 76.8 54.1 -4.1 -7 15.5 7.4 92
2022 Slider BAL L 17 84.1 30.7 -6.6 -18 3.9 -1.7 -31
2022 Changeup BAL L 42 82.3 23.6 -7.5 -24 13.8 0.4 3
2021 Slider BAL L 195 86.3 27.5 -7.0 -20 3.4 -0.8 -19
2021 Curveball BAL L 382 78.0 52.3 -3.4 -6 13.1 5.7 76
2021 4-Seamer BAL L 1,116 92.8 11.9 2.6 18 6.7 0.4 6
2021 Changeup BAL L 635 83.4 22.7 -7.0 -23 12.8 -0.2 -2
2020 Slider BAL L 77 86.5 30.0 -3.9 -12 4.2 0.5 13
2020 Curveball BAL L 94 79.0 54.3 -0.2 0 13.6 5.9 76
2020 4-Seamer BAL L 390 93.8 11.8 2.4 17 6.4 -0.1 -1
2020 Changeup BAL L 184 84.9 20.9 -7.9 -27 13.4 0.7 5
2019 Changeup BAL L 773 80.9 24.6 -6.6 -21 12.3 -0.2 -2
2019 Slider BAL L 380 83.6 33.4 -5.0 -13 4.6 -0.3 -5
2019 4-Seamer BAL L 1,362 91.7 13.3 2.8 18 5.9 -0.4 -6
2019 Curveball BAL L 165 77.0 51.9 -5.7 -10 3.8 -3.5 -48
2018 Changeup BAL L 13 83.4 22.2 -9.6 -30 11.0 -1.8 -14
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 25 90.1 16.2 1.2 7 3.8 -1.3 -25
2018 Curveball BAL L 5 77.0 50.3 -9.7 -16 0.0 -7.9 -99
2018 Slider BAL L 23 84.2 34.5 -3.8 -10 3.4 -1.3 -28
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.0 0 57 42.2 13 .250 .250 .262 3.6 15.4 18.2 .257 .310 .283 40.0
2022 Changeup -2.2 -1 42 31.1 13 .308 .308 .300 35.7 38.5 31.3 .294 .380 .298 50.0
2022 Curveball -2.3 0 19 14.1 2 .000 .000 .000 42.9 0.0 0.0 .148 .172 .141 50.0
2022 Slider -0.6 0 17 12.6 6 .250 .500 .325 10.0 0.0 0.0 .439 .980 .522 20.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.1 2 1,116 47.9 238 .233 .507 .346 21.1 20.6 14.6 .265 .564 .372 51.2
2021 Changeup -0.3 -2 635 27.3 216 .227 .440 .297 30.0 21.8 22.1 .225 .399 .280 28.6
2021 Curveball -1.4 -5 382 16.4 80 .165 .241 .211 24.5 35.0 20.4 .197 .271 .226 25.5
2021 Slider -0.9 -2 195 8.4 56 .269 .327 .326 31.7 17.9 19.6 .284 .355 .308 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -3 390 52.3 77 .155 .366 .258 28.9 36.4 19.4 .128 .266 .206 44.2
2020 Changeup 1.6 3 184 24.7 56 .275 .510 .354 23.4 7.1 6.7 .263 .523 .358 35.4
2020 Curveball -0.4 0 94 12.6 16 .188 .188 .225 27.8 37.5 13.6 .173 .185 .163 30.0
2020 Slider 0.3 0 77 10.3 27 .308 .731 .441 20.9 14.8 17.4 .229 .516 .324 31.8
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -5 1,362 50.8 254 .270 .446 .334 18.0 19.7 12.9 .258 .481 .336 40.2
2019 Changeup -0.8 -6 773 28.8 265 .207 .390 .300 24.8 17.0 15.9 .220 .374 .282 23.6
2019 Slider -1.1 -4 380 14.2 94 .149 .241 .216 28.2 23.4 12.2 .194 .284 .241 21.5
2019 Curveball 4.7 8 165 6.2 24 .458 1.042 .625 26.7 16.7 15.4 .339 .718 .427 45.0
2018 4-Seamer 17.3 4 25 37.9 5 .800 1.800 1.080 14.3 0.0 0.0 .722 1.397 .898 80.0
2018 Slider -1.3 0 23 34.8 7 .143 .143 .129 28.6 42.9 33.3 .167 .192 .159 0.0
2018 Changeup -2.3 0 13 19.7 4 .250 .500 .313 28.6 25.0 50.0 .151 .173 .142 33.3
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.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 174 84.9 99 21.4 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Curveball 82 79.1 69 19.0 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 1,112 92.8 97 20.7 11:15 11:15 0
2021 Slider 188 86.4 53 8.9 12:00 1:00 -60
2022 Changeup 42 82.3 94 21.5 10:15 10:30 -15
2022 Curveball 19 76.8 64 19.3 4:45 4:00 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 57 91.7 98 22.4 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Slider 17 84.1 51 7.9 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 2,680 -12 -25 17 12 -8
2020 176 745 2 -9 4 2 -1
2021 590 2,328 -13 -13 13 6 -7
2022 34 135 -1 -1 1 0 -1
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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 2,681 45.9 71.8 81.0 27.9 69.6 43.8 63.3 48.0 22.1 6.2 80.7
2020 745 50.6 70.8 76.8 29.9 66.4 44.0 63.6 50.6 26.3 6.7 80.0
2021 2,328 51.2 73.0 76.3 26.9 67.9 45.0 69.3 50.5 25.3 8.5 80.4
2022 135 50.4 76.5 80.8 31.3 76.2 48.1 52.9 54.1 20.5 7.4 90.0
Player 5,955 48.6 72.4 78.5 27.9 68.7 44.3 65.4 49.5 23.9 7.3 81.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 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
2019 64 57 47 39 80 17 53 77 89 22 80 23 36 32 75 15 27
2020 86 88 59 30 97 23 35 52 48 53 95 47 71 64 89 25 30
2021 53 46 26 16 83 5 13 71 58 44 96 43 38 43 84 23 36
2022 24 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 %
2018 23.2 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2019 22.6 23 21.9 1 12 11 12 52.2
2020 23.0 12 9.1 3 4 9 2 16.7
2021 23.3 30 26.6 3 7 25 9 30.0
2022 -- 0 0.6 -1 0 1 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2019 23 23 25 21 21 21 22 23 24 22 25 21 17 18 20 24 19 25 19 22 26 18 21 21 21 23 23 21 25 19 26
2020 12 9 10 8 9 8 0 9 9 10 10 7 6 5 8 11 9 11 7 9 10 10 9 11 10 9 9 8 13 8 11
2021 30 25 33 20 28 29 26 30 29 28 19 30 18 17 23 33 30 27 28 27 32 22 25 26 27 31 29 24 25 22 34
2022 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.1 91.7 1.6 93.8 2.1 92.8 -1 91.7 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 80.9 -2.5 84.9 4 83.4 -1.5 82.3 -1.1
Breaking Velocity 82.9 81.6 -1.3 82.4 0.8 80.8 -1.6 80.3 -0.5
Exit Velocity 90 87.5 -2.5 88.2 0.7 87.9 -0.3 88.5 0.6
Launch Angle 16.5 20 3.5 17 -3 20.3 3.3 17.2 -3.1
Barrel % 8.3 6.8 -1.5 8.1 1.3 10.1 2 4 -6.1
Hard Hit % 41.7 30.7 -11 37.4 6.7 37.8 0.4 40 2.2
Sweet Spot % 41.7 37.3 -4.4 21.1 -16.2 37.1 16 28 -9.1
xBA .336 .236 -0.1 .191 -0.045 .242 0.051 .289 0.047
BA .375 .234 -0.141 .22 -0.014 .224 0.004 .258 0.034
xwOBA .386 .302 -0.084 .27 -0.032 .31 0.04 .323 0.013
wOBA .471 .295 -0.176 .304 0.009 .294 -0.01 .26 -0.034
xSLG .564 .417 -0.147 .378 -0.039 .441 0.063 .418 -0.023
SLG .75 .417 -0.333 .451 0.034 .427 -0.024 .29 -0.137
K% 25 19 -6 23.9 4.9 22.7 -1.2 20.6 -2.1
BB% 0 6 6 4 -2 4.4 0.4 5.9 1.5
Swing % 54.5 48 -6.5 50.6 2.6 50.5 -0.1 54.1 3.6
Whiff% 22.2 22.1 -0.1 26.3 4.2 25.3 -1 20.5 -4.8
In Zone % 42.4 45.9 3.5 50.6 4.7 51.2 0.6 50.4 -0.8
Out of Zone % 57.6 54.1 -3.5 49.4 -4.7 48.8 -0.6 49.6 0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 31.6 27.9 -3.7 29.9 2 26.9 -3 31.3 4.4
First Pitch Swing % 37.5 30.9 -6.6 36.9 6 37.6 0.7 32.4 -5.2
First Pitch Strike % 50 63.3 13.3 63.6 0.3 69.3 5.7 52.9 -16.4
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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
2022 34 .260 25 3 12.0 9 5 55.6

Pitch Tempo

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