JT Brubaker
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 180LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 6, #187, Pittsburgh Pirates | Akron
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 3 4.94 11 9 0 47.1 48 1.37
2021 5 13 5.36 24 24 0 124.1 129 1.29
2022 3 12 4.69 28 28 0 144 147 1.47
3 Seasons 9 28 4.99 63 61 0 315.2 324 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 1-3 4.94 47.1 48 1.37
2021 24 5-13 5.36 124.1 129 1.29
2022 28 3-12 4.69 144 147 1.47
3 Seasons 63 9-28 4.99 315.2 324 1.38
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
2020 26 804 137 11 8.0 5.4 87.1 114.0 11.2 35.0 .241 .403 .328 .322 .379 32.8 23.4 8.3 4.94 4.42
2021 27 1944 362 32 8.8 6.0 88.9 115.9 12.6 33.4 .252 .440 .340 .329 .401 38.7 24.0 6.9 5.36 4.63
2022 28 2381 436 33 7.6 5.1 89.6 116.9 10.8 36.2 .257 .414 .339 .329 .387 41.3 22.8 8.4 4.69 4.56
Player 5129 935 76 8.1 5.5 89.0 116.9 11.5 35.0 .252 .422 .338 .328 .391 39.0 23.3 7.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Brubaker relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(41.9%) ,
Slider
(31%) ,
Curveball
(16%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.9%) ,
Changeup
(5.1%) ,


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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
2020 48.9 21.9 24.1 5.1 35.0 41.6 23.4 3.6 33.6 24.8 24.8 5.1 8.0 5.4
2021 44.5 24.9 23.8 6.6 38.1 43.1 18.8 6.1 28.5 22.4 26.2 7.7 8.8 6.0
2022 43.8 23.4 27.1 5.7 40.1 38.8 21.1 3.9 31.2 22.0 28.2 6.4 7.6 5.1
Player 44.8 23.7 25.3 6.0 38.6 40.9 20.5 4.7 30.5 22.6 27.0 6.7 8.1 5.5
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2022 Changeup PIT R 121 87.2 29.6 -0.1 0 15.2 1.2 8
2022 Sinker PIT R 998 93.1 21.7 0.2 1 16.1 1.7 12
2022 Curveball PIT R 382 80.0 50.9 -2.4 -4 6.5 0.0 0
2022 Slider PIT R 738 86.7 34.3 0.0 0 0.9 -3.1 -78
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 141 92.7 16.2 -1.2 -8 9.3 2.6 38
2021 Curveball PIT R 202 79.5 51.9 -1.3 -2 6.4 -0.7 -10
2021 Sinker PIT R 478 93.4 20.5 -0.8 -4 15.7 1.0 7
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 475 92.9 15.8 -0.7 -5 8.7 1.8 26
2021 Changeup PIT R 123 87.2 28.2 -1.1 -4 15.6 1.6 11
2021 Slider PIT R 665 87.2 32.9 -0.6 -2 1.3 -2.6 -67
2020 Curveball PIT R 110 80.6 49.8 -2.1 -4 8.2 0.4 5
2020 Sinker PIT R 282 93.8 21.5 0.4 2 15.8 1.1 8
2020 Changeup PIT R 35 87.9 27.8 -1.4 -5 13.1 -0.7 -5
2020 Slider PIT R 260 87.5 33.0 0.0 0 1.6 -1.9 -53
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 116 93.4 16.8 -1.7 -11 8.0 1.1 15
! 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 Sinker 0.4 4 998 41.9 288 .283 .434 .369 14.7 16.3 18.7 .273 .427 .352 44.9
2022 Slider -1.5 -11 739 31.0 211 .255 .432 .351 41.0 34.1 24.5 .225 .389 .300 35.5
2022 Curveball 1.0 4 382 16.0 91 .216 .330 .273 31.5 24.2 22.7 .234 .359 .272 37.9
2022 4-Seamer -5.0 -7 141 5.9 28 .417 .750 .555 14.6 14.3 13.3 .336 .527 .420 40.0
2022 Changeup -3.9 -5 121 5.1 28 .320 .480 .389 21.7 7.1 9.5 .340 .550 .415 50.0
2021 Slider -0.4 -3 665 34.2 196 .228 .484 .319 42.5 36.7 32.7 .209 .411 .288 39.8
2021 Sinker -0.5 -2 478 24.6 176 .265 .444 .368 9.4 22.2 25.7 .273 .427 .354 40.4
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 0 476 24.5 94 .241 .506 .357 18.1 11.7 10.9 .261 .494 .350 38.7
2021 Curveball -2.1 -4 202 10.4 40 .243 .432 .341 30.9 15.0 12.0 .236 .327 .279 32.3
2021 Changeup -1.5 -2 123 6.3 30 .400 .633 .505 18.0 3.3 7.1 .406 .670 .459 34.5
2020 Sinker -1.0 -3 282 35.1 91 .268 .439 .345 17.0 12.1 15.3 .265 .437 .337 34.7
2020 Slider 1.3 3 260 32.3 62 .204 .352 .300 36.9 38.7 27.3 .164 .359 .289 32.3
2020 4-Seamer -4.1 -5 116 14.4 25 .450 .650 .520 18.4 12.0 7.9 .324 .440 .401 29.4
2020 Curveball 0.9 1 110 13.7 22 .182 .318 .255 36.4 40.9 23.1 .249 .358 .262 30.8
2020 Changeup 0.7 0 35 4.4 5 .400 .600 .430 35.7 20.0 50.0 .289 .376 .295 25.0
! 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
2022 Changeup 118 87.2 91 17.0 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Curveball 380 80.0 57 12.9 7:15 7:00 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 141 92.7 92 18.0 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 992 93.1 88 19.1 1:15 2:00 -45
2022 Slider 739 86.7 13 2.3 11:30 10:00 90
2021 Changeup 121 87.2 90 17.7 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 199 79.5 60 12.9 7:15 7:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 472 92.9 93 17.8 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 478 93.4 90 19.2 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 664 87.2 19 3.1 11:00 10:30 30
2020 Changeup 34 87.8 85 15.3 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Curveball 100 80.6 63 13.0 7:30 7:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 111 93.4 87 16.1 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Sinker 259 93.8 87 18.7 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Slider 255 87.5 20 3.0 10:45 10:15 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 205 803 3 3 -6 -3 -3
2021 536 1,944 -11 22 -12 -10 -12
2022 646 2,381 9 -4 -13 -7 -15
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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 %
2020 804 45.5 63.4 80.6 30.8 55.6 43.5 61.5 45.6 27.2 6.0 72.9
2021 1,944 48.1 68.2 82.0 28.4 49.0 42.1 61.8 47.5 27.3 6.7 79.2
2022 2,381 47.7 63.7 85.5 30.6 47.0 42.6 63.9 46.4 27.3 6.4 74.5
Player 5,129 47.5 65.4 83.4 29.8 49.1 42.5 62.8 46.7 27.3 6.5 76.1
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
2020 44 49 49 47 49 19 36 71 75 51 54 53 77 57 57 86 19
2021 29 31 26 26 43 17 33 48 49 54 71 61 54 42 48 87 15
2022 21 23 27 33 22 16 43 22 22 49 43 62 62 36 61 88 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.6 6 6.1 0 2 4 3 50.0
2021 22.7 28 25.7 2 4 20 11 39.3
2022 23.7 17 20.1 -3 8 14 10 58.8
Player 23.2 51 51.8 -1 14 38 24 47.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 6 6 5 7 7 8 7 6 4 5 4 5 6 6 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 4 7 5 6 5 6 6 7 7 6
2021 28 29 24 23 27 26 28 29 19 17 23 29 27 20 26 30 24 26 27 28 24 25 34 26 22 21 30 27 29 24 26
2022 17 19 17 21 22 20 22 18 16 16 19 24 22 17 20 24 21 19 20 22 19 22 27 21 16 16 25 24 20 17 17
Player 51 54 46 51 56 54 57 53 39 38 46 58 55 43 53 60 52 52 53 57 50 51 68 52 44 42 61 57 56 48 49
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.7 93.1 -0.6 93.1 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 87.2 -0.7 87.2 0.0
Breaking Velocity 85.5 85.4 -0.1 84.4 -1.0
Exit Velocity 87.1 88.9 1.8 89.6 0.7
Launch Angle 11.2 12.6 1.4 10.8 -1.8
Barrel % 8.0 8.8 0.8 7.6 -1.2
Hard Hit % 32.8 38.7 5.9 41.3 2.6
Sweet Spot % 35.0 33.4 -1.6 36.2 2.8
xBA .241 .252 0.011 .257 0.005
BA .262 .254 -0.008 .271 0.017
xwOBA .322 .329 0.007 .329 0.000
wOBA .328 .340 0.012 .339 -0.001
xSLG .403 .440 0.037 .414 -0.026
SLG .426 .480 0.054 .433 -0.047
K% 23.4 24.0 0.6 22.8 -1.2
BB% 8.3 6.9 -1.4 8.4 1.5
Swing % 45.6 47.5 1.9 46.4 -1.1
Whiff% 27.2 27.3 0.1 27.3 0.0
In Zone % 45.5 48.1 2.6 47.7 -0.4
Out of Zone % 54.5 51.9 -2.6 52.3 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 30.8 28.4 -2.4 30.6 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.2 34.1 3.9 32.4 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 61.5 61.8 0.3 63.9 2.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 205 .328 89 37 41.6 116 91 78.4
2021 Shifts 536 .340 278 40 14.4 258 204 79.1
2022 Shifts 646 .339 348 85 24.4 298 203 68.1
! 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 %
2020 236 17.3 18.2% 2.1% 132 26.8 0.0% 19.7%
2021 571 16.5 29.9% 0.7% 277 24.7 0.0% 17.3%
2022 647 15.7 41.3% 1.1% 422 19.9 4.0% 2.6%
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Pitch Distribution