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Justin Steele
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 205LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 5, #139, Chicago Cubs | George County (MS) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0 2.03 11 0 0 13.1 21 1.05
1 Season 2 0 2.03 11 0 0 13.1 21 1.05
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 11 2-0 2.03 13.1 21 1.05
1 Season 11 2-0 2.03 13.1 21 1.05

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
2021 26 233 26 1 3.8 85.3 108.2 -9.6 15.4 .152 .203 .255 .229 .287 26.9 37.5 12.5 2.02 2.08
233 26 1 3.8 85.3 108.2 -9.6 15.4 .152 .203 .255 .229 .287 26.9 37.5 12.5
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Steele relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(45.5%) ,
Slider
(28.3%) ,
Sinker
(19.3%) ,
Curveball
(6.9%) ,


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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 106 64 42 45.5 94.0 30 25 3 2 0 0 1 11 14 .120 .118 .240 .140 .243 .215 82.6 -14 2474 6.5 48.8 37.9
2021 Slider 66 30 36 28.3 82.5 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 .000 .035 .000 .040 .109 .138 87.7 3 2809 6.4 44.4 25.8
2021 Sinker 45 19 26 19.3 93.8 10 10 4 2 1 0 1 1 9 .400 .383 .800 .563 .506 .414 88.6 -7 2520 6.5 13.3 16.7
2021 Curveball 16 12 4 6.9 78.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2595 6.3 33.3 50.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2021 73.1 11.5 15.4 0 38.5 30.8 30.8 3.8 57.7 11.5 23.1 0 3.8
73.1 11.5 15.4 0 38.5 30.8 30.8 3.8 57.7 11.5 23.1 0 3.8
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Sinker CHC L 44 93.8 18 -2.6 -13 11.3 -3.7 -25
2021 4-Seamer CHC L 106 94 15.9 -1.5 -10 0.4 -6.9 -94
2021 Curveball CHC L 16 78.3 57 1.7 3 12.3 3.2 35
2021 Slider CHC L 66 82.5 43.9 4.4 11 13.8 7.1 107
! 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 Curveball -1 0 16 6.9 1 0 0 0 33.3 100 50 0
2021 Sinker 5.2 2 45 19.3 10 .4 .8 .505 13.3 10 16.7 .383 .563 .414 44.4
2021 Slider -4 -3 66 28.3 13 0 0 .108 44.4 61.5 25.8 .035 .04 .137 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -4 -4 106 45.5 30 .12 .24 .243 48.8 36.7 37.9 .118 .14 .215 14.3
! 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
2021 Curveball 16 78.3 84 19.8 4:45 4:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 104 94 68 14.5 11:30 12:00 -30
2021 Sinker 39 93.8 71 17.2 11:30 10:30 60
2021 Slider 65 82.5 61 15.5 4:15 3:45 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
2021 54 233 -4 -4 2 1 -5
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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 %
2021 233 48.5 55.8 65.1 20.8 44 41.2 48.2 37.8 40.9 8.2 63.2
233 48.5 55.8 65.1 20.8 44 41.2 48.2 37.8 40.9 8.2 63.2
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 22.6 2 1.5 1 0 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 2
! 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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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 54 .255 30 6 20.0 24 9 37.5

Pitch Distribution