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Justin Steele
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 205LBS | Age: 26

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 4 4 4.26 20 9 0 57.0 59 1.35
1 Season 4 4 4.26 20 9 0 57.0 59 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 20 4-4 4.26 57.0 59 1.35
1 Season 20 4-4 4.26 57.0 59 1.35

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 26 964 157 9 5.7 87.9 112.1 8.3 29.3 .226 .367 .332 .308 .350 35 23.8 10.9 4.26 4.04
964 157 9 5.7 87.9 112.1 8.3 29.3 .226 .367 .332 .308 .350 35 23.8 10.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Steele relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(45.2%) ,
Sinker
(20.3%) ,
Slider
(16.7%) ,
Curveball
(15.4%) ,
Changeup
(2.4%) ,


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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 436 346 90 45.2 93.1 121 97 22 13 3 0 6 29 69 .227 .198 .443 .310 .360 .309 80.7 7 2494 6.4 29.6 26.1
2021 Sinker 196 138 58 20.3 93.0 46 44 13 10 1 0 2 4 40 .295 .310 .455 .444 .335 .343 92.2 -5 2467 6.3 18.2 15.4
2021 Slider 161 101 60 16.7 83.0 38 33 6 3 1 0 2 11 22 .182 .234 .394 .425 .301 .333 88.2 27 2764 6.3 29.3 12.9
2021 Curveball 148 130 18 15.4 79.1 30 30 6 3 2 0 1 14 16 .200 .176 .367 .317 .238 .208 94.0 14 2601 6.3 34.6 37.8
2021 Changeup 23 22 1 2.4 87.7 11 11 3 1 1 0 1 1 10 .273 .258 .636 .520 .375 .330 86.4 12 1744 6.4 21.4 50.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2021 52.2 23.6 19.7 4.5 40.1 35.7 24.2 5.1 41.4 22.3 21 4.5 5.7
52.2 23.6 19.7 4.5 40.1 35.7 24.2 5.1 41.4 22.3 21 4.5 5.7
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 Curveball CHC L 145 79.1 52.8 -1.3 -2 12.1 3.7 43
2021 Slider CHC L 161 83 42.6 3.7 10 12.7 6.1 93
2021 Sinker CHC L 193 93 20.1 -1.3 -6 11.8 -2.9 -20
2021 4-Seamer CHC L 435 93.1 16 -0.9 -6 2 -5 -71
2021 Changeup CHC L 23 87.7 25.3 -3.5 -12 10.7 -3.2 -23
! 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 0.6 0 23 2.4 11 .273 .636 .377 21.4 9.1 50 .258 .52 .33 30
2021 Curveball -1.8 -3 148 15.4 30 .2 .367 .24 34.6 46.7 37.8 .176 .317 .208 50
2021 Slider -0.1 0 161 16.7 38 .182 .394 .301 29.3 28.9 12.9 .234 .425 .332 45.5
2021 Sinker 2.1 4 196 20.3 46 .295 .455 .36 18.2 8.7 15.4 .31 .444 .343 50
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 436 45.2 121 .227 .443 .37 29.6 24 26.1 .198 .31 .311 20.3
! 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 Changeup 23 87.7 87 14.6 11:00 10:15 45
2021 Curveball 144 79.1 76 17.2 4:45 4:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 433 93.1 71 15 11:15 11:45 -30
2021 Sinker 188 93 72 16.4 11:15 10:15 60
2021 Slider 158 83 55 14.3 4:00 3:45 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
2021 246 964 -5 -10 8 7 -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 %
2021 964 49.3 63.2 80 26.2 54.7 40.8 57.7 44.4 27.6 8.2 70.9
964 49.3 63.2 80 26.2 54.7 40.8 57.7 44.4 27.6 8.2 70.9
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
2021 53 67 65 67 32 87 82 71 78 52 19 63 53 47 93 71
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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 23.7 12 10.3 2 3 6 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 12 9 11 8 10 8 10 10 10 10 11 10 5 9 9 10 8 10 7 11 6 8 8 10 9 10 10 7 12 8 12
! 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 246 .332 195 31 15.9 51 21 41.2

Pitch Distribution