Jordan Balazovic
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 215LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 5, #153, Minnesota Twins | St. Martin SS (Canada)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0 4.44 18 0 0 24.1 17 1.56
1 Season 1 0 4.44 18 0 0 24.1 17 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 18 1-0 4.44 24.1 17 1.56
1 Season 18 1-0 4.44 24.1 17 1.56
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
2023 24 392 79 6 7.6 5.6 92.1 112.7 14.3 30.4 .272 .459 .358 .353 .377 49.4 15.7 11.1 4.44 5.41
Player 392 79 6 7.6 5.6 92.1 112.7 14.3 30.4 .272 .459 .358 .353 .377 49.4 15.7 11.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Balazovic relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(47.4%) ,
Curveball
(24.0%) ,
Slider
(19.6%) ,
Changeup
(8.9%) ,


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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
2023 44.3 31.6 19.0 5.1 34.2 41.8 24.1 1.3 32.9 24.1 27.8 6.3 7.6 5.6
Player 44.3 31.6 19.0 5.1 34.2 41.8 24.1 1.3 32.9 24.1 27.8 6.3 7.6 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 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
2023 Curveball MIN R 94 81.7 51.4 0.8 2 2.7 -5.4 -66
2023 Slider MIN R 77 86.3 33.3 -1.7 -5 2.2 -2.4 -52
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 186 95.1 13.4 0.7 5 5.5 -1.6 -23
2023 Changeup MIN R 35 88.6 27.6 -1.7 -6 11.0 -3.6 -25
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -1 186 47.4 55 .283 .478 .386 15.1 18.2 18.5 .245 .448 .358 52.8
2023 Curveball -0.8 -1 94 24.0 31 .300 .567 .377 16.3 12.9 17.4 .322 .525 .370 50.0
2023 Slider 3.1 2 77 19.6 18 .200 .400 .289 25.7 5.6 7.1 .281 .432 .356 46.7
2023 Changeup -2.3 -1 35 8.9 4 .250 .250 .225 27.3 50.0 22.2 .171 .175 .155 0.0
! 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
2023 Changeup 34 88.6 93 13.0 1:30 2:00 -30
2023 Curveball 94 81.7 77 13.1 7:00 6:30 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 186 95.1 99 17.2 12:45 12:45 0
2023 Slider 77 86.3 22 3.5 11:30 10:30 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 108 392 1 1 -2 -1 -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 %
2023 392 52.3 69.3 90.1 21.4 50.0 38.0 61.1 46.4 18.1 8.2 78.1
Player 392 52.3 69.3 90.1 21.4 50.0 38.0 61.1 46.4 18.1 8.2 78.1
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
2023 69 2 8 51
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 23.8 5 5.0 0 0 4 2 40.0
Player 23.8 5 5.0 0 0 4 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 5 6 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 6 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 3 4 5 5 6 5 4
Player 5 6 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 6 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 3 4 5 5 6 5 4
! 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 108 .358 63 12 19.0 45 28 62.2
! 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 %
2023 92 14.6 59.8% 0.0% 78 18.8 3.8% 1.3%
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Pitch Distribution