JT Brubaker
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 185LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 6, #187, Pittsburgh Pirates | Akron

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 12 4.58 27 27 0 141.1 145 1.46
3 Seasons 9 28 4.95 62 60 0 313.0 322 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 27 3-12 4.58 141.1 145 1.46
3 Seasons 62 9-28 4.95 313.0 322 1.38

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 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 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 2334 426 32 7.5 5.1 89.6 116.9 10.9 35.7 .254 .410 .339 .327 .385 41.1 22.9 8.4 4.58 4.49
Player 5082 925 75 8.1 5.5 88.9 116.9 11.6 34.7 .251 .421 .338 .327 .390 38.9 23.4 7.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Brubaker relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(41.6%) ,
Slider
(31.3%) ,
Curveball
(16%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(6.1%) ,
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 44.1 23.7 26.5 5.6 40.6 38.3 21.1 3.8 31.5 22.1 27.9 6.6 7.5 5.1
Player 45.0 23.9 25.1 5.9 38.8 40.6 20.5 4.6 30.6 22.6 26.8 6.8 8.1 5.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 4-Seamer PIT R 143 92.7 16.1 -1.2 -8 9.4 2.7 41
2022 Curveball PIT R 373 80.0 50.9 -1.4 -3 6.5 -0.8 -11
2022 Sinker PIT R 970 93.1 21.7 0.2 1 16.1 1.7 12
2022 Slider PIT R 729 86.7 34.3 -0.1 0 0.9 -3.4 -80
2022 Changeup PIT R 118 87.2 29.6 0.0 0 15.2 1.2 9
2021 Curveball PIT R 202 79.5 51.9 -0.9 -2 6.4 -1.1 -15
2021 Sinker PIT R 478 93.4 20.5 -0.8 -4 15.7 1.0 7
2021 Slider PIT R 665 87.2 32.9 -0.6 -2 1.3 -2.6 -67
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 475 92.9 15.8 -0.7 -5 8.7 1.8 27
2021 Changeup PIT R 123 87.2 28.2 -1.1 -4 15.6 1.6 12
2020 Sinker PIT R 282 93.8 21.5 0.5 2 15.8 1.2 8
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 116 93.4 16.8 -1.7 -11 8.0 1.1 15
2020 Curveball PIT R 110 80.6 49.8 -1.9 -4 8.2 0.2 2
2020 Slider PIT R 260 87.5 33.0 0.0 0 1.6 -1.9 -53
2020 Changeup PIT R 36 87.9 27.6 -1.6 -5 13.0 -0.8 -6
! 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 -0.3 -2 970 41.6 281 .287 .443 .375 14.2 16.4 18.7 .272 .424 .352 44.7
2022 Slider 1.5 11 730 31.3 210 .255 .432 .350 40.8 34.3 24.8 .225 .389 .298 35.5
2022 Curveball -1.1 -4 373 16.0 89 .209 .326 .269 31.8 24.7 23.2 .229 .354 .267 39.1
2022 4-Seamer 3.8 5 143 6.1 26 .409 .773 .563 16.3 11.5 10.3 .326 .520 .417 36.8
2022 Changeup 3.0 4 118 5.1 27 .292 .458 .370 22.2 7.4 10.0 .324 .538 .406 47.8
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 .408 .672 .461 34.5
2020 Sinker 1.0 3 282 35.1 91 .268 .439 .345 17.0 12.1 15.3 .266 .438 .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 -0.6 0 36 4.5 5 .400 .600 .430 35.7 20.0 50.0 .289 .376 .295 25.0
! 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 Changeup 35 87.9 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
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
2022 Changeup 115 87.2 91 16.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Curveball 371 80.0 57 12.9 7:15 7:00 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 143 92.7 92 18.1 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 964 93.1 88 19.1 1:15 2:00 -45
2022 Slider 730 86.7 13 2.3 11:30 10:00 90
! 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
2020 205 803 -3 -3 6 3 3
2021 536 1,944 11 -22 12 10 12
2022 633 2,334 -8 3 12 6 13
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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 45.6 63.5 80.7 30.7 55.2 43.4 61.5 45.6 27.2 6.0 72.9
2021 1,944 48.1 68.1 82.1 28.4 48.8 42.1 61.8 47.5 27.3 6.8 78.8
2022 2,334 47.9 63.7 85.6 30.6 46.8 42.9 64.1 46.5 27.3 6.4 73.8
Player 5,082 47.6 65.4 83.4 29.8 48.9 42.7 62.8 46.8 27.3 6.5 75.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 62 54 86 19
2021 30 32 26 25 43 17 32 48 49 54 71 61 54 49 46 87 15
2022 24 29 29 35 24 14 44 20 22 49 42 64 63 43 58 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 6.4 0 2 3 4 66.7
2021 22.7 28 25.4 3 5 20 11 39.3
2022 23.7 17 20.2 -3 10 13 11 64.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 6 7 5 6 7 6 0 7 7 6 7 7 6 5 4 7 6 7 7 7 5 7 7 6 8 7 5 5 5 6 8
2021 28 27 28 20 27 28 25 31 27 24 24 27 18 18 22 29 27 28 26 22 27 25 26 27 22 28 27 20 25 23 34
2022 17 22 22 17 20 24 20 19 22 18 23 20 16 16 18 21 25 20 18 18 25 21 17 19 21 22 21 16 22 16 27
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.7 93.1 -0.6 93.1 0
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 87.2 -0.7 87.2 0
Breaking Velocity 85.5 85.4 -0.1 84.4 -1
Exit Velocity 87.1 88.9 1.8 89.6 0.7
Launch Angle 11.2 12.6 1.4 10.9 -1.7
Barrel % 8 8.8 0.8 7.5 -1.3
Hard Hit % 32.8 38.7 5.9 41.1 2.4
Sweet Spot % 35 33.4 -1.6 35.7 2.3
xBA .241 .252 0.011 .254 0.002
BA .262 .254 -0.008 .269 0.015
xwOBA .322 .329 0.007 .327 -0.002
wOBA .328 .34 0.012 .339 -0.001
xSLG .403 .44 0.037 .41 -0.03
SLG .426 .48 0.054 .435 -0.045
K% 23.4 24 0.6 22.9 -1.1
BB% 8.3 6.9 -1.4 8.4 1.5
Swing % 45.6 47.5 1.9 46.5 -1
Whiff% 27.2 27.3 0.1 27.3 0
In Zone % 45.6 48.1 2.5 47.9 -0.2
Out of Zone % 54.4 51.9 -2.5 52.1 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 30.7 28.4 -2.3 30.6 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.2 34.1 3.9 32.9 -1.2
First Pitch Strike % 61.5 61.8 0.3 64.1 2.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 205 .328 89 37 41.6 116 64 55.2
2021 536 .340 278 40 14.4 258 180 69.8
2022 632 .339 340 77 22.6 292 169 57.9

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 233 17.1 27.5% 3.4% 137 26.8 1.5% 22.6%
2021 571 16.4 31.7% 1.2% 282 24.6 0.7% 18.1%
2022 625 15.8 40.2% 1.1% 424 20.1 5.0% 5.7%
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Pitch Distribution