Josh Hader
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 5' 11" 180LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 19, #582, Baltimore Orioles | Old Mill Senior HS (MD)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 2 1.23 60 0 34 58.2 102 0.84
2022 2 5 5.22 56 0 36 50 81 1.28
2023 2 3 1.28 61 0 33 56.1 85 1.10
7 Seasons 20 21 2.50 349 0 165 388.2 648 0.94
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 60 4-2 1.23 58.2 102 0.84
2022 56 2-5 5.22 50 81 1.28
2023 61 2-3 1.28 56.1 85 1.10
7 Seasons 349 20-21 2.50 388.2 648 0.94
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2017 23 779 94 5 5.3 2.7 86.1 109.9 22.4 25.5 .158 .265 .251 .249 .312 25.5 36.2 11.7 2.08 2.61
2018 24 1316 132 14 10.6 4.6 87.5 113.9 20.4 39.4 .149 .271 .219 .231 .376 32.6 46.7 9.8 2.43 2.22
2019 25 1181 127 16 12.6 5.5 90.8 110.0 26.0 33.1 .154 .322 .247 .235 .422 42.0 47.8 6.9 2.62 2.39
2020 26 372 34 5 14.7 6.4 85.4 108.0 23.9 26.5 .144 .285 .259 .268 .346 26.5 39.7 12.8 3.79 2.99
2021 27 964 96 6 6.3 2.7 87.5 115.1 22.0 40.6 .154 .239 .200 .229 .349 30.2 45.5 10.7 1.23 2.18
2022 28 943 113 13 11.5 5.9 87.7 113.2 16.4 45.1 .197 .359 .313 .292 .412 36.3 37.0 9.6 5.22 3.51
2023 29 1042 113 5 4.4 2.2 87.0 112.0 20.5 33.6 .156 .229 .239 .239 .294 28.3 36.8 13.0 1.28 2.35
Player 6597 709 64 9.0 4.2 87.7 115.1 21.4 36.0 .159 .283 .244 .246 .363 32.5 42.2 10.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hader relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(73.4%) ,
Slider
(23.2%) ,
Changeup
(3.4%) ,


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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
2017 36.2 28.7 20.2 14.9 33.0 35.1 31.9 6.4 21.3 39.4 20.2 5.3 5.3 2.7
2018 31.1 28.0 28.0 12.9 31.8 35.6 32.6 6.8 22.7 34.1 20.5 3.8 10.6 4.6
2019 22.0 33.1 26.0 18.9 31.5 33.9 34.6 0.8 15.7 37.0 22.0 5.5 12.6 5.5
2020 26.5 29.4 20.6 23.5 41.2 35.3 23.5 5.9 14.7 47.1 14.7 2.9 14.7 6.4
2021 32.3 32.3 22.9 12.5 36.5 34.4 29.2 3.1 17.7 36.5 27.1 7.3 6.3 2.7
2022 31.0 31.9 30.1 7.1 36.3 32.7 31.0 3.5 23.0 29.2 26.5 6.2 11.5 5.9
2023 37.2 31.9 20.4 10.6 31.9 33.6 34.5 6.2 24.8 37.2 23.0 4.4 4.4 2.2
Player 31.0 30.9 24.7 13.4 33.7 34.3 32.0 4.5 20.6 36.0 22.7 5.2 9.0 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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 Slider SD L 242 85.7 35.8 0.2 0 2.0 -3.1 -61
2023 Sinker SD L 765 96.1 11.0 -9.8 -47 7.5 -7.7 -51
2023 Changeup SD L 35 88.5 25.9 -5.3 -17 13.5 -1.0 -7
2022 Changeup SD L 21 88.6 27.9 -4.1 -13 13.4 -1.2 -8
2022 Sinker SD L 655 97.4 11.3 -8.2 -42 8.5 -6.8 -44
2022 Slider SD L 267 84.0 38.3 1.1 3 4.1 -2.4 -37
2021 4-Seamer MIL L 1 96.4 9.0 5.3 37 2.9 -5.4 -65
2021 Sinker MIL L 607 96.4 12.1 -7.6 -39 9.8 -5.5 -36
2021 Slider MIL L 258 83.6 37.4 -1.2 -3 3.9 -3.7 -48
2021 Changeup MIL L 64 87.7 31.8 -1.0 -3 14.2 -0.7 -5
2020 Sinker MIL L 252 94.5 13.6 -7.4 -35 9.9 -5.0 -34
2020 Slider MIL L 120 80.3 42.7 0.9 2 7.5 -0.8 -9
2019 Changeup MIL L 3 86.8 29.6 -2.3 -7 13.6 -1.2 -8
2019 Sinker MIL L 960 95.5 12.6 -7.0 -36 9.6 -4.6 -32
2019 Slider MIL L 176 81.9 39.1 -1.4 -4 7.5 -0.3 -3
2018 Slider MIL L 269 81.9 36.9 -3.0 -7 5.8 -1.7 -22
2018 Sinker MIL L 1,038 94.5 13.5 -6.9 -34 9.4 -4.6 -33
2018 Changeup MIL L 5 85.2 31.3 -1.4 -4 9.0 -5.3 -37
2017 Sinker MIL L 634 94.3 11.4 -8.2 -42 7.8 -7.1 -48
2017 Slider MIL L 87 80.3 37.7 -1.7 -4 8.9 1.4 18
2017 Changeup MIL L 57 85.3 28.9 -1.6 -5 10.8 -3.3 -23
! 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 Sinker 1.5 12 765 73.4 165 .190 .270 .282 27.9 29.1 19.3 .185 .267 .278 26.7
2023 Slider 3.0 7 242 23.2 54 .100 .120 .131 51.7 61.1 38.4 .078 .124 .121 33.3
2023 Changeup -0.4 0 35 3.4 10 .111 .111 .160 21.4 40.0 15.4 .161 .229 .222 40.0
2022 Sinker -0.6 -4 655 69.5 156 .241 .406 .336 30.7 32.7 25.0 .207 .368 .309 38.1
2022 Slider 0.0 0 267 28.3 54 .163 .327 .252 54.3 50.0 33.8 .143 .271 .235 26.1
2022 Changeup -3.6 -1 21 2.2 9 .333 .778 .561 18.2 33.3 27.3 .328 .698 .436 50.0
2021 Sinker 2.6 16 630 65.4 136 .103 .171 .196 40.5 45.6 29.8 .140 .230 .229 37.5
2021 Slider 2.4 6 268 27.8 69 .159 .238 .217 57.3 49.3 35.1 .158 .232 .214 13.8
2021 Changeup 1.6 1 65 6.7 18 .176 .176 .189 43.8 33.3 27.3 .238 .328 .271 36.4
2021 4-Seamer -19.7 0 1 0.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 252 67.7 49 .179 .462 .353 33.3 30.6 17.2 .164 .361 .315 29.2
2020 Slider 1.9 2 120 32.3 29 .038 .038 .103 51.0 55.2 29.1 .116 .172 .186 20.0
2019 Sinker 1.0 10 960 81.3 229 .171 .424 .284 40.7 48.5 34.8 .170 .366 .259 46.5
2019 Slider 3.4 6 176 14.9 44 .070 .140 .118 45.8 52.3 27.4 .089 .138 .126 20.0
2019 Changeup -2.7 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker 1.3 14 1,038 78.9 245 .131 .280 .238 35.6 44.5 30.5 .159 .306 .257 35.5
2018 Slider 1.8 5 269 20.4 61 .138 .207 .152 55.4 55.7 37.4 .112 .142 .131 20.0
2018 Changeup -4.6 0 5 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 1.6 10 634 81.4 155 .162 .292 .273 37.3 37.4 27.4 .167 .271 .262 28.4
2017 Slider 4.0 3 87 11.2 21 .053 .053 .110 41.3 38.1 23.5 .070 .083 .128 0.0
2017 Changeup -0.7 0 57 7.3 11 .273 .545 .290 23.8 18.2 16.7 .217 .540 .312 33.3
! 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 94 16.3 9:45 10:00 -15
2023 Sinker 739 96.0 99 20.0 11:00 11:15 -15
2023 Slider 232 85.7 14 3.6 2:45 2:45 0
2022 Changeup 20 88.6 95 15.7 9:45 9:45 0
2022 Sinker 634 97.4 99 19.3 11:00 11:00 0
2022 Slider 262 84.0 19 5.0 3:45 3:15 30
2021 Changeup 63 87.6 98 15.2 9:45 9:15 30
2021 Sinker 585 96.3 99 19.8 11:00 11:00 0
2021 Slider 255 83.5 18 4.7 3:00 2:45 15
2020 Sinker 231 94.6 98 19.5 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Slider 110 80.3 37 8.7 4:00 3:30 30
! 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
2017 187 778 9 11 -4 -2 13
2018 341 1,450 17 16 -6 -3 24
2019 279 1,169 6 16 0 -8 14
2020 82 391 6 4 -3 -4 3
2021 233 995 13 19 -4 -5 24
2022 237 1,023 8 4 -10 -4 -2
2023 229 1,042 15 16 -8 -5 19
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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 %
2017 779 53.5 68.8 65.4 27.6 53.0 43.4 58.5 49.6 37.0 6.0 85.1
2018 1,316 51.6 73.0 66.3 29.8 45.3 45.4 60.5 52.1 39.2 8.7 86.0
2019 1,181 52.4 80.6 61.7 34.9 48.1 42.9 63.4 59.0 41.8 7.8 86.5
2020 372 46.8 69.0 70.0 24.7 38.8 37.4 52.6 45.4 38.5 6.7 80.0
2021 964 47.1 73.1 65.7 31.2 32.1 42.4 60.3 50.9 45.2 6.2 90.0
2022 943 46.8 68.3 67.8 28.3 52.8 41.9 52.5 47.0 36.6 5.9 82.1
2023 1,042 44.4 70.5 75.2 33.6 50.8 42.8 57.6 50.1 33.1 6.7 72.9
Player 6,597 49.2 72.7 66.8 30.7 46.3 42.9 58.8 51.4 39.0 7.0 83.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2017 70 19 94
2018 99 99 97 79 99 56 2 73 73 100 25 99 72 74 11 94
2019 99 100 94 51 100 51 1 6 9 100 70 100 95 82 20 94
2020 87 99 95 63 77 56 1 92 96 98 14 96 22 71 12 88
2021 99 100 100 97 97 96 72 78 95 100 20 100 81 89 17 80
2022 64 90 63 26 69 62 4 69 63 98 25 97 37 94 9 86
2023 99 100 100 99 91 97 92 87 97 99 5 91 92 85 24 80
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 19.6 4 3.6 0 4 1 3 75.0
2018 22.9 9 9.8 -1 4 8 3 33.3
2019 22.9 15 12.6 2 2 10 6 40.0
2020 23.6 3 2.3 1 0 2 1 33.3
2021 24.3 4 3.3 1 2 0 3 75.0
2022 23.3 8 7.6 0 6 4 5 62.5
2023 22.9 3 4.2 -1 4 4 1 33.3
Player 22.9 46 43.5 3 22 29 22 47.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 6 4 3 3 3 6 4 3 3
2018 9 11 6 11 10 10 12 8 8 7 10 14 11 8 10 12 10 9 9 13 9 9 13 9 8 7 10 12 10 11 6
2019 15 14 11 11 13 13 13 12 12 9 12 13 16 11 13 14 12 12 10 12 12 14 16 14 12 12 12 16 15 13 10
2020 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
2021 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3
2022 8 6 5 9 7 7 8 7 5 6 6 8 10 6 8 9 7 6 8 8 8 8 12 7 6 6 10 13 8 8 7
2023 3 2 5 5 6 3 5 3 4 3 5 6 4 4 4 6 6 3 3 5 3 3 5 4 4 3 6 5 4 4 3
Player 46 42 36 47 45 43 47 39 36 33 42 50 52 37 43 51 44 39 41 46 42 43 59 45 38 36 46 57 48 44 34
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 94.5 0.2 95.5 1.0 94.5 -1.0 96.4 1.9 97.4 1.0 96.1 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 85.2 -0.1 86.8 1.6 0.0 0.0 87.7 0.0 88.6 0.9 88.5 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 80.3 81.9 1.6 81.9 0.0 80.3 -1.6 83.6 3.3 84.0 0.4 85.7 1.7
Exit Velocity 86.1 87.5 1.4 90.8 3.3 85.4 -5.4 87.5 2.1 87.7 0.2 87.0 -0.7
Launch Angle 22.4 20.4 -2.0 26.0 5.6 23.9 -2.1 22.0 -1.9 16.4 -5.6 20.5 4.1
Barrel % 5.3 10.6 5.3 12.6 2.0 14.7 2.1 6.3 -8.4 11.5 5.2 4.4 -7.1
Hard Hit % 25.5 32.6 7.1 42.0 9.4 26.5 -15.5 30.2 3.7 36.3 6.1 28.3 -8.0
Sweet Spot % 25.5 39.4 13.9 33.1 -6.3 26.5 -6.6 40.6 14.1 45.1 4.5 33.6 -11.5
xBA .158 .149 -0.009 .154 0.005 .144 -0.010 .154 0.010 .197 0.043 .156 -0.041
BA .156 .132 -0.024 .155 0.023 .123 -0.032 .127 0.004 .225 0.098 .163 -0.062
xwOBA .249 .231 -0.018 .235 0.004 .268 0.033 .229 -0.039 .292 0.063 .239 -0.053
wOBA .251 .219 -0.032 .247 0.028 .259 0.012 .200 -0.059 .313 0.113 .239 -0.074
xSLG .265 .271 0.006 .322 0.051 .285 -0.037 .239 -0.046 .359 0.120 .229 -0.130
SLG .281 .265 -0.016 .366 0.101 .292 -0.074 .193 -0.099 .403 0.210 .224 -0.179
K% 36.2 46.7 10.5 47.8 1.1 39.7 -8.1 45.5 5.8 37.0 -8.5 36.8 -0.2
BB% 11.7 9.8 -1.9 6.9 -2.9 12.8 5.9 10.7 -2.1 9.6 -1.1 13.0 3.4
Swing % 49.6 52.1 2.5 59.0 6.9 45.4 -13.6 50.9 5.5 47.0 -3.9 50.1 3.1
Whiff% 37.0 39.2 2.2 41.8 2.6 38.5 -3.3 45.2 6.7 36.6 -8.6 33.1 -3.5
In Zone % 53.5 51.6 -1.9 52.4 0.8 46.8 -5.6 47.1 0.3 46.8 -0.3 44.4 -2.4
Out of Zone % 46.5 48.4 1.9 47.6 -0.8 53.2 5.6 52.9 -0.3 53.2 0.3 55.6 2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 27.6 29.8 2.2 34.9 5.1 24.7 -10.2 31.2 6.5 28.3 -2.9 33.6 5.3
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 37.6 8.9 43.9 6.3 24.4 -19.5 31.7 7.3 26.9 -4.8 30.1 3.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 60.5 2.0 63.4 2.9 52.6 -10.8 60.3 7.7 52.5 -7.8 57.6 5.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 186 .248 114 6 5.3 72 9 12.5
2018 Shifts 306 .219 204 0 0.0 102 9 8.8
2019 Shifts 287 .247 221 1 0.5 66 10 15.2
2020 Shifts 78 .259 62 10 16.1 16 10 62.5
2021 Shifts 224 .200 174 7 4.0 50 14 28.0
2022 Shifts 219 .313 170 18 10.6 49 15 30.6
2023 Shades 225 .241 178 3 1.7 47 13 27.7
! 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