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Justus Sheffield
Popularity: ↓ 6%
P | B/T: L/L | 5' 10" 195LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #31, Cleveland Indians | Tullahoma (TN) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 4 3 3.58 10 10 0 55.1 48 1.30
3 Seasons 4 4 4.50 21 17 0 94.0 85 1.50
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 10 4-3 3.58 55.1 48 1.30
3 Seasons 21 4-4 4.50 94.0 85 1.50

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2018 57 11 1 9.1 85.3 9.1 27.3 .333 .573 .508 .453 .388 27.3 0.0 21.4 10.13 9.75
2019 673 109 6 5.5 90.7 7.1 29.4 .246 .405 .376 .328 .369 43.1 22.0 10.7 5.50 4.60
2020 880 161 6 3.7 90.7 9.6 29.8 .258 .369 .280 .303 .338 46.6 20.7 8.6 3.58 4.18
ALL 1610 281 13 4.6 90.5 8.6 29.5 .255 .389 .326 .318 .352 44.5 20.5 9.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sheffield relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(47.4%) ,
Slider
(33.5%) ,
Changeup
(18.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.7%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 417 314 103 47.4 91.8 107 92 28 25 2 0 1 15 77 .304 .299 .359 .416 .341 .353 89.8 4 1941 13.3 18.1
2020 Slider 295 188 107 33.5 81.8 81 73 14 12 2 0 0 30 44 .192 .189 .219 .258 .219 .233 90.6 19 2503 28.5 23.1
2020 Changeup 162 152 10 18.4 86.3 43 41 10 8 1 0 1 2 40 .244 .297 .341 .470 .251 .320 91.3 8 1724 16.7 8.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 6 4 2 0.7 92.9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1891 100.0 20.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 322 227 95 47.8 92.8 83 67 20 12 5 0 3 6 62 .299 .278 .507 .460 .395 .377 91.4 7 1835 12.8 7.1
2019 Slider 240 167 73 35.7 84.2 59 53 16 10 4 0 2 29 24 .302 .217 .491 .369 .367 .291 91.4 16 2475 47.5 30.2
2019 Changeup 110 110 0 16.3 87.7 26 25 8 6 1 1 0 2 23 .320 .220 .440 .336 .333 .255 87.8 1 1730 34.0 11.8
2019 Curveball 1 0 1 0.1 79.4 2404
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 6 92.9 18 -1.8 -11 8.1 -0.1 -1
2020 Sinker SEA L 417 91.8 24.9 0.9 4 15.5 0.3 2
2020 Slider SEA L 295 81.8 42.1 2.2 5 5.7 -1.8 -24
2020 Changeup SEA L 162 86.3 34.6 2.9 9 14.5 0.4 3
2019 Slider SEA L 240 84.2 40.8 2.2 6 4.4 -2.3 -35
2019 Changeup SEA L 110 87.7 34.1 2.3 7 13.8 -1.1 -7
2019 Curveball SEA L 1 79.4 48.1 -6.4 -12 5.6 -3.4 -38
2019 4-Seamer SEA L 322 92.8 21.1 -3.7 -22 7.2 -1.4 -17
2018 Curveball NYY L 1 82.6 49.1 0.9 2 4.8 -4.5 -48
2018 Slider NYY L 19 84.6 40 0.8 2 4.5 -1.8 -28
2018 Changeup NYY L 6 89.9 32.2 1.5 5 15.9 0.8 6
2018 4-Seamer NYY L 31 94.3 19.1 -2.7 -17 9.6 0.8 10
! 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 %
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 0 6 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 20.0 .000
2020 Changeup -0.9 -1 162 18.4 43 .244 .341 .259 16.7 4.7 8.0 .297 .470 .320 50.0
2020 Slider -1.7 -5 295 33.5 81 .192 .219 .236 28.5 37.0 23.1 .189 .258 .233 38.6
2020 Sinker -0.5 -2 417 47.4 107 .304 .359 .350 13.3 14.0 18.1 .299 .416 .354 49.4
2019 Changeup -1.8 -2 110 16.3 26 .320 .440 .344 34.0 7.7 11.8 .220 .336 .255 30.4
2019 Slider 3.2 8 240 35.7 59 .302 .491 .376 47.5 49.2 30.2 .217 .369 .291 41.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.1 0 322 47.8 83 .299 .507 .409 12.8 7.2 7.1 .278 .460 .383 48.4
2019 Curveball 6.6 0 1 0.1
2018 Changeup 41.9 3 6 10.5 3 .667 1.667 .967 0.0 0.0 .418 1.165 .655 33.3
2018 Slider -4.1 -1 19 33.3 5 .200 .400 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .187 .220 .176 20.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.9 0 31 54.4 6 .333 .333 .500 12.5 0.0 0.0 .492 .570 .588 33.3
2018 Curveball 8.1 0 1 1.8 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 157 86.3 83 15.4 9:00 10:15 75
2020 Slider 287 81.8 35 7.1 4:00 3:30 -30
2020 Sinker 397 91.8 87 17.6 9:45 10:30 45
! 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
2019 165 669 1 0 -1 5 6
2020 229 873 -15 -5 7 4 -8
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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 %
2018 57 45.6 50.0 100.0 19.4 83.3 49.1 35.7 33.3 5.3 7.0 100.0
2019 673 45.6 69.1 83.5 25.7 38.3 41.6 62.5 45.5 30.1 5.8 82.1
2020 880 50.0 62.3 90.5 24.8 54.1 40.1 63.4 43.5 19.8 7.4 67.7
ALL 1610 48.0 64.6 87.8 25.0 47.8 41.1 62.1 44.0 23.9 6.7 74.1
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 54.5 9.1 18.2 18.2 18.2 36.4 45.5 0.0 45.5 18.2 27.3 0.0 9.1
2019 54.1 17.4 22.9 5.5 37.6 36.7 25.7 2.8 40.4 22.9 23.9 3.7 5.5
2020 50.3 16.1 26.1 7.5 41.0 39.1 19.9 3.7 37.3 18.6 28.6 8.1 3.7
ALL 52.0 16.4 24.6 7.1 38.8 38.1 23.1 3.2 38.8 20.3 26.7 6.0 4.6
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018
2019 48 0 36
2020 52 32 63 84 35 46 89 12 8 34 50 10 52 34 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 26.5 5 5.0 0.0 2 3 3 60.0
2020 24.1 2 2.5 -0.5 7 0 2 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 4 6 5 5 4 6 5 5 5 7 5 4 5 6 6 3 4 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 4 5 6
2020 2 4 4 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 6 2 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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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 92.8 -1.5 91.9 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 89.9 87.7 -2.2 86.3 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 84.5 84.2 -0.3 81.8 -2.4
Exit Velocity 85.3 90.7 5.4 90.7 0
Launch Angle 9.1 7.1 -2 9.6 2.5
Barrel % 9.1 5.5 -3.6 3.7 -1.8
Hard Hit % 27.3 43.1 15.8 46.6 3.5
Sweet Spot % 27.3 29.4 2.1 29.8 0.4
xBA .333 .246 -0.087 .258 0.012
BA .364 .303 -0.061 .251 -0.052
xwOBA .453 .328 -0.125 .303 -0.025
wOBA .508 .376 -0.132 .28 -0.096
xSLG .573 .405 -0.168 .369 -0.036
SLG .727 .49 -0.237 .304 -0.186
K% 0 22 22 20.7 -1.3
BB% 21.4 10.7 -10.7 8.6 -2.1
Swing % 33.3 45.5 12.2 43.5 -2
Whiff% 5.3 30.1 24.8 19.8 -10.3
In Zone Swing % 45.6 45.6 0 50 4.4
Out of Zone Swing % 54.4 54.4 0 50 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 21.4 31 9.6 29.3 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 35.7 62.5 26.8 63.4 0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 14 .508 6 0 0.0 8 5 62.5
2019 168 .376 131 16 12.2 37 20 54.1
2020 232 .280 175 19 10.9 57 46 80.7

Pitch Distribution