JP Sears
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 5' 11" 180LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 11, #333, Seattle Mariners | The Citadel
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 3 3.86 17 11 0 70 51 1.29
2023 5 14 4.54 32 32 0 172.1 161 1.26
2024 1 1 4.35 4 4 0 20.2 9 1.16
3 Seasons 12 18 4.35 53 47 0 263 221 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 17 6-3 3.86 70 51 1.29
2023 32 5-14 4.54 172.1 161 1.26
2024 4 1-1 4.35 20.2 9 1.16
3 Seasons 53 12-18 4.35 263 221 1.26
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
2022 26 1079 212 19 9.0 6.6 90.5 118.0 17.3 30.7 .258 .425 .314 .327 .365 43.4 17.7 8.0 3.86 4.49
2023 27 2867 505 56 11.1 7.6 88.6 112.1 22.6 32.7 .245 .448 .335 .330 .386 38.4 21.9 7.2 4.54 4.64
2024 28 344 66 4 6.1 4.6 90.0 111.0 22.4 37.9 .257 .446 .305 .347 .334 39.4 10.3 10.3 4.36 4.88
Player 4290 783 79 10.1 7.1 89.2 118.0 21.1 32.6 .250 .442 .328 .331 .376 39.8 19.9 7.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sears relies on 5 pitches.
Sweeper
(35.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(32.7%) ,
Changeup
(22.2%) ,
Sinker
(9.0%) ,
Slider
(1.2%) ,


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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
2022 41.5 28.8 19.8 9.9 36.3 38.7 25.0 2.4 28.3 28.3 26.4 5.7 9.0 6.6
2023 30.5 35.4 21.8 12.3 40.2 31.1 28.7 4.4 21.0 35.4 21.8 6.3 11.1 7.6
2024 28.8 33.3 25.8 12.1 39.4 31.8 28.8 6.1 16.7 39.4 19.7 12.1 6.1 4.6
Player 33.3 33.5 21.6 11.6 39.1 33.2 27.7 4.0 22.6 33.8 22.9 6.6 10.1 7.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 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
2024 Slider OAK L 4 80.0 33.4 -6.8 -17 0.6 -10.7 -95
2024 Sweeper OAK L 120 78.6 39.5 -0.5 -1 14.1 -1.1 -7
2024 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 112 92.7 16.2 1.3 8 11.9 1.3 12
2024 Sinker OAK L 31 90.7 27.6 -1.1 -4 17.9 1.4 8
2024 Changeup OAK L 76 84.6 36.2 -0.9 -2 17.6 1.2 7
2023 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 1,437 93.1 16.9 0.2 1 11.2 1.8 19
2023 Sinker OAK L 4 92.1 25.1 -2.7 -10 14.7 -1.6 -10
2023 Slider OAK L 352 82.1 33.3 -5.2 -13 1.5 -5.7 -79
2023 Changeup OAK L 434 84.1 35.4 -1.5 -4 16.7 1.2 7
2023 Sweeper OAK L 640 81.1 36.2 -2.2 -6 9.9 -3.4 -26
2022 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 611 93.2 17.9 -1.3 -8 12.1 2.9 32
2022 Curveball OAK L 278 79.2 47.3 -1.0 -2 7.3 -3.8 -34
2022 Changeup OAK L 188 82.7 36.9 -1.4 -4 18.1 3.0 20
2022 Sweeper OAK L 1 77.4 43.5 -0.6 -1 12.2 -3.8 -24
! 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 %
2024 Sweeper 1.5 2 120 34.9 35 .188 .250 .221 13.3 8.6 7.3 .243 .463 .320 33.3
2024 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -2 112 32.6 31 .182 .591 .402 23.7 16.1 10.6 .233 .454 .386 44.4
2024 Changeup 2.0 1 76 22.1 15 .214 .286 .250 23.7 6.7 5.6 .295 .404 .327 38.5
2024 Sinker -1.9 -1 31 9.0 6 .400 .400 .417 14.3 0.0 0.0 .339 .427 .395 60.0
2024 Slider 4.4 0 4 1.2 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 2 1,437 50.1 369 .256 .478 .365 21.7 23.6 17.8 .248 .467 .349 43.5
2023 Sweeper -1.3 -9 640 22.3 168 .239 .510 .349 30.0 23.2 17.5 .227 .428 .305 26.5
2023 Changeup 0.4 2 434 15.1 116 .277 .438 .337 22.5 9.5 13.1 .310 .518 .364 44.6
2023 Slider 0.9 3 352 12.3 80 .197 .352 .277 29.8 30.0 18.8 .175 .297 .248 29.2
2023 Sinker 1.3 0 4 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -8 611 56.6 168 .318 .494 .385 16.4 17.9 16.1 .298 .493 .367 51.2
2022 Curveball 1.0 3 278 25.8 61 .132 .226 .225 33.0 21.3 16.7 .158 .238 .241 25.0
2022 Changeup 2.4 5 189 17.5 58 .200 .291 .238 17.0 13.8 17.0 .245 .412 .306 38.3
2022 Sweeper 5.4 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 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
2024 Changeup 76 84.6 99 18.6 9:30 9:00 30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 112 92.7 96 19.6 10:30 10:45 -15
2024 Sinker 29 90.6 92 18.7 10:15 9:30 45
2024 Sweeper 119 78.6 44 15.6 3:30 2:30 60
2023 Changeup 429 84.1 99 17.7 9:30 9:15 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1,410 93.1 95 18.2 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Slider 351 82.1 23 6.5 2:00 12:30 90
2023 Sweeper 616 81.1 27 11.4 2:30 2:15 15
2022 Changeup 188 82.7 99 19.1 9:30 9:15 15
2022 Curveball 278 79.2 47 9.9 3:45 4:15 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 608 93.2 98 18.2 10:30 10:30 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 287 1,079 12 -2 -6 -5 -1
2023 733 2,867 9 17 -15 -13 -2
2024 87 343 4 0 -3 -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 %
2022 1,079 50.5 65.1 86.2 26.6 63.4 41.5 63.5 46.1 19.9 8.9 71.9
2023 2,867 51.2 71.6 79.5 29.4 63.6 43.5 64.8 51.0 24.7 7.9 79.3
2024 344 58.1 68.5 84.7 25.0 63.9 45.6 65.5 50.3 19.7 10.8 75.7
Player 4,290 51.6 69.8 81.5 28.4 63.6 43.2 64.5 49.7 23.2 8.4 76.9
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2022 24 21 20 23 29 44 19 7 12 17 48 10 18 38 31 51 59
2023 30 47 22 13 50 1 7 58 55 38 68 40 58 34 24 59
2024 30 38 26 22 31 19 56 29 44 3 36 19 30 24 9 50
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.4 8 10.5 -3 5 8 5 62.5
2023 23.0 34 37.5 -4 9 26 19 55.9
2024 23.2 2 1.7 0 4 0 1 50.0
Player 23.3 44 49.7 -6 18 34 25 56.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 8 8 11 9 13 9 14 7 7 8 10 12 9 10 11 11 8 8 12 13 8 15 13 12 7 9 15 14 11 11 10
2023 34 27 37 36 41 37 44 33 37 34 40 42 34 35 43 40 38 30 40 44 34 39 48 40 30 31 45 40 38 40 29
2024 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 1
Player 44 36 50 46 55 48 60 42 46 43 52 57 46 46 56 53 47 39 53 61 43 55 63 54 38 41 61 55 52 53 40
! 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 93.1 -0.1 92.3 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 82.7 84.1 1.4 84.6 0.5
Breaking Velocity 79.2 81.4 2.2 78.6 -2.8
Exit Velocity 90.5 88.6 -1.9 90.0 1.4
Launch Angle 17.3 22.6 5.3 22.4 -0.2
Barrel % 9.0 11.1 2.1 6.1 -5.0
Hard Hit % 43.4 38.4 -5.0 39.4 1.0
Sweet Spot % 30.7 32.7 2.0 37.9 5.2
xBA .258 .245 -0.013 .257 0.012
BA .256 .249 -0.007 .205 -0.044
xwOBA .327 .330 0.003 .347 0.017
wOBA .314 .335 0.021 .305 -0.030
xSLG .425 .448 0.023 .446 -0.002
SLG .397 .465 0.068 .370 -0.095
K% 17.7 21.9 4.2 10.3 -11.6
BB% 8.0 7.2 -0.8 10.3 3.1
Swing % 46.1 51.0 4.9 50.3 -0.7
Whiff% 19.9 24.7 4.8 19.7 -5.0
In Zone % 50.5 51.2 0.7 58.1 6.9
Out of Zone % 49.5 48.8 -0.7 41.9 -6.9
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 29.4 2.8 25.0 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 29.5 37.6 8.1 31.0 -6.6
First Pitch Strike % 63.5 64.8 1.3 65.5 0.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 287 .314 231 39 16.9 56 33 58.9
2023 Shades 733 .335 594 2 0.3 139 61 43.9
2024 Shades 87 .305 67 0 0.0 20 8 40.0
! 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 %
2022 324 21.1 0.3% 4.9% 193 26.8 0.0% 20.2%
2023 763 17.4 10.2% 0.0% 451 22.5 0.2% 2.4%
2024 68 17.0 5.9% 0.0% 33 21.0 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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