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Josh Hader
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 180LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 19, #582, Baltimore Orioles | Old Mill Senior HS (MD)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 2 1.23 60 0 34 58.2 102 0.84
5 Seasons 16 13 2.26 232 0 96 282.1 482 0.85
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 60 4-2 1.23 58.2 102 0.84
5 Seasons 232 16-13 2.26 282.1 482 0.85

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
2017 23 779 94 5 5.3 86.1 109.9 22.4 25.5 .157 .263 .251 .248 .308 25.5 36.2 11.7 2.08 2.65
2018 24 1316 132 14 10.6 87.5 113.9 20.4 39.4 .148 .270 .219 .230 .373 32.6 46.7 9.8 2.43 2.23
2019 25 1181 127 16 12.6 90.8 110 26 33.1 .149 .312 .247 .228 .395 42 47.8 6.9 2.62 2.30
2020 26 372 34 5 14.7 85.4 108 23.9 26.5 .144 .285 .259 .268 .346 26.5 39.7 12.8 3.79 3.02
2021 27 964 96 6 6.3 87.5 115.1 22 40.6 .153 .237 .200 .227 .342 30.2 45.5 10.7 1.23 2.16
4612 483 46 9.5 87.9 115.1 22.8 34.4 .151 .275 .231 .235 .358 32.6 44.4 9.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hader relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(65.5%) ,
Slider
(27.8%) ,
Changeup
(6.7%) ,


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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 631 476 155 65.5 96.4 137 117 12 8 2 0 2 62 56 .103 .138 .171 .226 .195 .228 89.7 28 2069 6.7 40.5 29.8
2021 Slider 268 202 66 27.8 83.6 69 63 10 7 2 0 1 34 29 .159 .158 .238 .232 .215 .214 82.5 15 2494 6.6 57.3 35.1
2021 Changeup 65 62 3 6.7 87.7 18 17 3 3 0 0 0 6 11 .176 .238 .176 .329 .185 .271 85.9 5 1465 6.8 43.8 27.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 252 209 43 67.7 94.5 49 39 7 2 2 0 3 15 24 .179 .164 .462 .361 .350 .315 89.8 28 2060 6.8 33.3 17.2
2020 Slider 120 90 30 32.3 80.3 29 26 1 1 0 0 0 16 10 .038 .116 .038 .172 .106 .189 74.9 14 2498 6.6 51.0 29.1
! 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 %
2017 36.2 28.7 20.2 14.9 33 35.1 31.9 6.4 21.3 39.4 20.2 5.3 5.3
2018 31.1 28 28 12.9 31.8 35.6 32.6 6.8 22.7 34.1 20.5 3.8 10.6
2019 22 33.1 26 18.9 31.5 33.9 34.6 0.8 15.7 37 22 5.5 12.6
2020 26.5 23.5 26.5 23.5 41.2 35.3 23.5 5.9 14.7 47.1 14.7 2.9 14.7
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
29.6 30 24.8 15.5 33.5 34.8 31.7 4.3 19 37.3 21.7 5.2 9.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 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 Changeup MIL L 63 87.6 31.8 -1 -3 14.1 -0.7 -5
2021 Slider MIL L 256 83.5 37.4 -1.1 -3 4 -4.5 -53
2021 4-Seamer MIL L 593 96.4 12.1 2.3 16 9.8 0.9 10
2020 4-Seamer MIL L 251 94.5 13.6 1.7 11 10 1.6 18
2020 Slider MIL L 120 80.3 42.7 1.1 3 7.5 -2.4 -24
2019 Slider MIL L 177 81.9 39 -1.4 -3 7.4 -1.6 -18
2019 Changeup MIL L 1 86.8 34.2 1.7 5 16.3 2.3 16
2019 Sinker MIL L 17 94.4 19.7 -2 -9 13.9 -1 -6
2019 4-Seamer MIL L 944 95.5 12.5 2.4 16 9.5 1.5 18
2018 4-Seamer MIL L 1014 94.5 13.3 2.2 14 9.3 1.1 14
2018 Changeup MIL L 5 86.7 27.6 -3.8 -12 12.8 -1.5 -10
2018 Slider MIL L 270 81.9 36.9 -2.9 -7 5.8 -2.5 -30
2018 Sinker MIL L 23 94 19.8 -2.2 -10 13 -1.7 -11
2017 Sinker MIL L 9 93.5 17.5 -3.6 -17 13.5 -1.9 -12
2017 Slider MIL L 88 80.3 37.8 -1.6 -4 8.8 0.6 8
2017 4-Seamer MIL L 622 94.4 11.3 3.2 22 7.7 -1 -12
2017 Changeup MIL L 59 85.6 28.2 -2.1 -7 11 -3 -22
! 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 Changeup -1.6 -1 65 6.7 18 .176 .176 .189 43.8 33.3 27.3 .238 .329 .271 36.4
2021 Slider -2.3 -6 268 27.8 69 .159 .238 .217 57.3 49.3 35.1 .158 .232 .214 13.8
2021 4-Seamer -2.5 -16 631 65.5 137 .103 .171 .197 40.5 45.3 29.8 .138 .226 .229 37.5
2020 Slider -1.9 -2 120 32.3 29 .038 .038 .103 51 55.2 29.1 .116 .172 .186 20
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 252 67.7 49 .179 .462 .353 33.3 30.6 17.2 .164 .361 .315 29.2
2019 Sinker 14.8 3 17 1.4 7 .4 .6 .507 33.3 28.6 28.6 .243 .343 .375 100
2019 Slider -3.4 -6 177 15 44 .07 .14 .118 45.8 52.3 27.4 .089 .138 .126 20
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -12 944 79.9 222 .166 .42 .277 40.7 49.1 34.8 .168 .366 .256 44.8
2019 Changeup -5.2 0 1 0.1 100
2018 Sinker 0 0 23 1.7 7 .167 .333 .279 7.7 14.3 11.1 .182 .318 .287 20
2018 Slider -1.8 -5 270 20.5 61 .138 .207 .164 55 55.7 37 .111 .14 .129 20
2018 4-Seamer -1.4 -14 1014 77.1 238 .13 .279 .237 36.3 45.4 31 .158 .305 .256 36.3
2018 Changeup 3.9 0 5 0.4 0
2017 Sinker 0.5 0 9 1.2 2 .5 1 .625 16.7 50 33.3 .327 .664 .406 100
2017 Changeup 0.4 0 59 7.6 12 .25 .5 .317 22.7 16.7 16.7 .205 .471 .28 40
2017 Slider -3.9 -3 88 11.3 21 .053 .053 .11 41.3 38.1 23.5 .07 .083 .128 0
2017 4-Seamer -1.6 -10 622 79.8 152 .157 .283 .27 37.8 37.5 27.3 .163 .264 .26 26.4
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 231 94.6 98 19.5 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Slider 110 80.3 37 8.7 4:00 3:30 30
2021 Changeup 63 87.6 98 15.2 9:45 9:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 586 96.3 99 19.8 11:00 11:00 0
2021 Slider 255 83.5 18 4.7 3:00 2:45 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
2017 187 778 -9 -11 4 2 -13
2018 341 1450 -17 -16 6 3 -24
2019 279 1169 -6 -16 1 8 -14
2020 82 391 -6 -4 3 4 -3
2021 233 995 -13 -19 4 5 -23
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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 43.2 58.5 49.6 37 6 85.1
2018 1316 51.7 73.1 66.2 29.7 45.5 45.3 60.5 52.1 39.2 8.7 86
2019 1181 52.5 80.4 61.7 34.9 48.1 42.8 63 59 41.8 7.8 86.5
2020 372 46.8 69 70 24.7 38.8 37.1 52.6 45.4 38.5 6.7 80
2021 964 47.1 73.1 65.7 31.2 32.1 42.6 60.3 50.9 45.2 6.2 90
4612 50.8 73.9 65 30.5 43.7 43.1 60.2 52.7 40.8 7.3 86.3
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
2017 75 18
2018 99 99 97 79 99 56 2 74 72 100 25 99 99 76 9
2019 99 100 95 55 100 51 1 5 9 100 70 100 99 84 19
2020 86 99 94 62 76 56 1 92 96 98 14 96 86 73 10
2021 99 100 100 97 97 96 72 78 95 100 20 100 99 89 14
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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 22.9 15 12.8 2 4 7 7 46.7
2020 23.6 3 2.3 1 2 0 1 33.3
2021 24.3 4 3.7 0 3 0 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 14 14 11 14 13 13 14 13 13 13 13 9 12 13 15 10 14 12 17 9 12 12 11 12 15 13 12 14 11 15
2020 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3
2021 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 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 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 94.4 94.5 0.1 95.5 1 94.5 -1 96.4 1.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 86.7 1.1 86.8 0.1 0 0 87.7 0
Breaking Velocity 80.3 81.9 1.6 81.9 0 80.3 -1.6 83.6 3.3
Exit Velocity 86.1 87.5 1.4 90.8 3.3 85.4 -5.4 87.5 2.1
Launch Angle 22.4 20.4 -2 26 5.6 23.9 -2.1 22 -1.9
Barrel % 5.3 10.6 5.3 12.6 2 14.7 2.1 6.3 -8.4
Hard Hit % 25.5 32.6 7.1 42 9.4 26.5 -15.5 30.2 3.7
Sweet Spot % 25.5 39.4 13.9 33.1 -6.3 26.5 -6.6 40.6 14.1
xBA .157 .148 -0.009 .149 0.001 .144 -0.005 .153 0.009
BA .156 .132 -0.024 .155 0.023 .123 -0.032 .127 0.004
xwOBA .248 .23 -0.018 .228 -0.002 .268 0.04 .227 -0.041
wOBA .251 .219 -0.032 .247 0.028 .259 0.012 .2 -0.059
xSLG .263 .27 0.007 .312 0.042 .285 -0.027 .237 -0.048
SLG .281 .265 -0.016 .366 0.101 .292 -0.074 .193 -0.099
K% 36.2 46.7 10.5 47.8 1.1 39.7 -8.1 45.5 5.8
BB% 11.7 9.8 -1.9 6.9 -2.9 12.8 5.9 10.7 -2.1
Swing % 49.6 52.1 2.5 59 6.9 45.4 -13.6 50.9 5.5
Whiff% 37 39.2 2.2 41.8 2.6 38.5 -3.3 45.2 6.7
In Zone % 53.5 51.7 -1.8 52.5 0.8 46.8 -5.7 47.1 0.3
Out of Zone % 46.5 48.3 1.8 47.5 -0.8 53.2 5.7 52.9 -0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 27.6 29.7 2.1 34.9 5.2 24.7 -10.2 31.2 6.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 37.6 8.9 43.6 6 24.4 -19.2 31.7 7.3
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 60.5 2 63 2.5 52.6 -10.4 60.3 7.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 186 .248 114 6 5.3 72 6 8.3
2018 306 .219 204 0 0.0 102 6 5.9
2019 287 .247 221 1 0.5 66 6 9.1
2020 78 .259 62 9 14.5 16 10 62.5
2021 224 .200 174 3 1.7 50 11 22.0

Pitch Distribution