Justus Sheffield
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 5' 10" 224LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #31, Cleveland Indians | Tullahoma (TN) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 4 3 3.58 10 10 0 55.1 48 1.30
2021 7 8 6.83 21 15 0 80.1 63 1.84
2022 1 0 3.86 6 1 0 11.2 7 1.29
5 Seasons 12 12 5.47 48 33 0 186 155 1.63
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 10 4-3 3.58 55.1 48 1.30
2021 21 7-8 6.83 80.1 63 1.84
2022 6 1-0 3.86 11.2 7 1.29
5 Seasons 48 12-12 5.47 186 155 1.63
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
2018 22 57 11 1 9.1 7.1 85.3 107.5 9.1 27.3 .315 .547 .508 .437 .368 27.3 0.0 21.4 10.13 9.23
2019 23 673 109 6 5.5 3.6 90.7 112.0 7.1 29.4 .246 .405 .375 .328 .369 43.1 22.0 10.7 5.50 4.79
2020 24 880 161 6 3.7 2.6 90.7 111.8 9.6 29.8 .256 .367 .285 .312 .349 46.6 20.7 8.6 3.58 4.13
2021 25 1470 274 32 11.7 8.3 92.9 115.8 10.2 32.1 .302 .530 .390 .396 .436 47.1 16.4 11.2 6.83 7.16
2022 26 179 37 1 2.7 2.0 93.5 111.3 3.5 24.3 .295 .408 .274 .354 .356 56.8 13.7 11.8 3.86 5.38
Player 3259 592 46 7.8 5.4 91.8 115.8 9.0 30.4 .278 .453 .353 .358 .394 46.5 18.2 10.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sheffield relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(35.2%) ,
Sinker
(35.2%) ,
Changeup
(17.9%) ,
Four Seamer
(11.7%) ,


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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
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 7.1
2019 54.1 17.4 22.9 5.5 37.6 36.7 25.7 3.7 40.4 22.9 23.9 3.7 5.5 3.6
2020 50.3 15.5 26.7 7.5 41.0 39.1 19.9 3.7 37.3 18.6 28.6 8.1 3.7 2.6
2021 47.1 22.6 26.3 4.0 41.2 35.4 23.4 2.9 34.7 20.1 25.9 4.4 11.7 8.3
2022 59.5 21.6 16.2 2.7 45.9 21.6 32.4 5.4 37.8 21.6 29.7 2.7 2.7 2.0
Player 50.2 19.4 25.0 5.4 40.4 35.8 23.8 3.4 36.8 20.3 26.5 5.1 7.8 5.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 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 Slider SEA L 63 81.6 41.8 1.4 3 12.3 4.2 52
2022 Sinker SEA L 63 91.7 24.2 0.1 0 14.9 -0.1 -1
2022 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 21 91.6 18.1 -1.7 -10 5.7 -1.8 -24
2022 Changeup SEA L 32 87.0 32.8 1.8 6 12.7 -2.0 -14
2021 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 11 93.3 19.4 -3.2 -19 7.1 -1.2 -15
2021 Sinker SEA L 681 92.3 24.1 0.2 1 14.9 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider SEA L 472 81.7 43.5 3.3 8 7.5 0.3 4
2021 Changeup SEA L 306 85.8 33.6 2.2 7 12.6 -1.9 -13
2020 Changeup SEA L 164 86.3 34.5 2.9 9 14.6 0.3 2
2020 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 8 92.5 18.7 -2.3 -14 8.9 0.7 8
2020 Sinker SEA L 413 91.9 24.9 0.9 4 15.5 0.3 2
2020 Slider SEA L 295 81.8 42.1 2.1 5 5.7 -0.7 -11
2019 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 322 92.8 21.1 -3.8 -22 7.2 -1.5 -17
2019 Slider SEA L 240 84.2 40.8 2.1 5 4.4 -1.5 -25
2019 Curveball SEA L 1 79.4 48.1 -6.5 -12 5.6 -3.5 -39
2019 Changeup SEA L 110 87.7 34.1 2.3 7 13.8 -1.2 -8
2018 4-Seam Fastball NYY L 31 94.3 19.1 -2.8 -17 9.6 0.8 9
2018 Changeup NYY L 6 89.9 32.2 1.5 5 15.9 0.8 5
2018 Slider NYY L 19 84.6 40.0 0.8 2 4.5 -1.3 -23
2018 Curveball NYY L 1 82.6 49.1 0.6 1 4.8 -4.1 -46
! 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 Slider -3.8 -2 63 35.2 16 .214 .429 .325 34.8 37.5 21.4 .160 .356 .281 50.0
2022 Sinker 1.1 1 63 35.2 21 .235 .235 .305 4.3 4.8 25.0 .350 .409 .402 50.0
2022 Changeup 7.5 2 32 17.9 11 .200 .200 .245 5.9 0.0 0.0 .394 .486 .354 63.6
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 0 21 11.7 3 .000 .000 .233 9.1 0.0 0.0 .273 .366 .416 100.0
2021 Sinker -2.1 -14 681 46.3 176 .340 .525 .464 10.9 6.8 10.0 .346 .613 .466 50.4
2021 Slider -1.5 -7 472 32.1 133 .228 .472 .308 29.6 34.6 20.0 .227 .463 .307 40.0
2021 Changeup -2.1 -6 306 20.8 73 .433 .582 .495 19.3 5.5 12.9 .351 .487 .392 49.2
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 0 11 0.7 2 .000 .000 .350 33.3 50.0 16.7 -- -- .350 --
2020 Sinker 0.6 2 413 46.9 107 .304 .359 .350 13.3 14.0 18.1 .297 .413 .362 49.4
2020 Slider 1.8 5 295 33.5 81 .192 .219 .236 28.1 37.0 23.1 .187 .257 .240 38.6
2020 Changeup 1.1 2 164 18.6 43 .244 .341 .259 16.2 4.7 8.0 .296 .467 .328 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 0 8 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 20.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 1 322 47.8 83 .299 .507 .409 12.7 7.2 7.1 .279 .460 .384 48.4
2019 Slider -3.4 -8 240 35.7 59 .302 .491 .376 47.5 49.2 30.2 .213 .364 .288 41.7
2019 Changeup 2.1 2 110 16.3 26 .320 .440 .344 34.0 7.7 11.8 .227 .342 .261 30.4
2019 Curveball -6.3 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 0 31 54.4 6 .333 .333 .500 12.5 0.0 0.0 .468 .523 .563 33.3
2018 Slider 4.1 1 19 33.3 5 .200 .400 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .195 .233 .194 20.0
2018 Changeup -41.8 -3 6 10.5 3 .667 1.667 .967 0.0 0.0 -- .362 1.092 .601 33.3
2018 Curveball -8.0 0 1 1.8 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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 30 87.0 76 13.3 10:30 9:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 21 91.6 88 14.9 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 61 91.7 79 17.4 11:00 9:45 75
2022 Slider 63 81.6 45 13.8 4:00 3:30 30
2021 Changeup 291 85.8 73 13.5 10:30 9:15 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 11 93.3 82 13.5 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Sinker 652 92.3 81 17.1 11:00 9:45 75
2021 Slider 467 81.7 45 9.4 3:45 4:00 -15
2020 Changeup 126 86.3 83 15.4 10:15 9:15 60
2020 Sinker 362 91.8 87 17.6 10:30 9:45 45
2020 Slider 278 81.8 35 7.0 3:30 4:00 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 168 673 -1 1 1 -6 -5
2020 232 880 15 6 -8 -4 9
2021 384 1,470 -14 5 -10 -9 -28
2022 51 179 0 4 -2 -1 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 %
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 69.4 83.1 25.7 38.3 41.8 62.5 45.6 30.0 5.6 81.6
2020 880 49.7 62.9 90.2 25.3 52.7 39.9 63.4 44.0 19.6 7.4 69.2
2021 1,470 47.4 66.0 88.0 24.7 59.2 41.3 62.6 44.3 19.8 8.0 83.8
2022 179 43.6 66.7 96.2 21.8 59.1 35.2 54.9 41.3 14.9 9.5 94.1
Player 3,259 47.4 65.6 88.2 24.8 53.2 40.8 61.9 44.1 21.5 7.4 80.5
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
2019 42 1 7
2020 53 32 65 84 37 46 89 12 8 34 50 9 26 28 3 18
2021 1 1 2 4 1 17 5 1 3 7 16 8 16 27 11 16
2022 18 5 20
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.3 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0.0
2019 26.5 5 4.7 0 4 3 2 40.0
2020 24.1 2 2.6 -1 5 1 2 100.0
2021 24.3 14 14.5 -1 5 10 8 57.1
2022 23.2 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 24.6 23 23.5 -1 14 15 13 56.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
2019 5 7 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 5 7 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 6 5 3 6 4 4 4 4 5 6 5 4
2020 2 3 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 6 4 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2
2021 14 16 14 13 13 12 17 17 10 10 10 14 19 14 14 16 15 15 16 13 16 15 17 17 14 14 15 14 17 14 15
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 23 28 24 22 21 20 26 25 17 16 18 25 28 23 23 24 25 23 25 23 25 25 29 25 22 22 23 24 28 23 22
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 92.8 -1.5 91.9 -0.9 92.3 0.4 91.7 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 89.9 87.7 -2.2 86.3 -1.4 85.8 -0.5 87.0 1.2
Breaking Velocity 84.5 84.2 -0.3 81.8 -2.4 81.7 -0.1 81.6 -0.1
Exit Velocity 85.3 90.7 5.4 90.7 0.0 92.9 2.2 93.5 0.6
Launch Angle 9.1 7.1 -2.0 9.6 2.5 10.2 0.6 3.5 -6.7
Barrel % 9.1 5.5 -3.6 3.7 -1.8 11.7 8.0 2.7 -9.0
Hard Hit % 27.3 43.1 15.8 46.6 3.5 47.1 0.5 56.8 9.7
Sweet Spot % 27.3 29.4 2.1 29.8 0.4 32.1 2.3 24.3 -7.8
xBA .315 .246 -0.069 .256 0.010 .302 0.046 .295 -0.007
BA .364 .303 -0.061 .251 -0.052 .316 0.065 .209 -0.107
xwOBA .437 .328 -0.109 .312 -0.016 .396 0.084 .354 -0.042
wOBA .508 .375 -0.133 .285 -0.090 .390 0.105 .274 -0.116
xSLG .547 .405 -0.142 .367 -0.038 .530 0.163 .408 -0.122
SLG .727 .490 -0.237 .304 -0.186 .515 0.211 .279 -0.236
K% 0.0 22.0 22.0 20.7 -1.3 16.4 -4.3 13.7 -2.7
BB% 21.4 10.7 -10.7 8.6 -2.1 11.2 2.6 11.8 0.6
Swing % 33.3 45.6 12.3 44.0 -1.6 44.3 0.3 41.3 -3.0
Whiff% 5.3 30.0 24.7 19.6 -10.4 19.8 0.2 14.9 -4.9
In Zone % 45.6 45.6 0.0 49.7 4.1 47.4 -2.3 43.6 -3.8
Out of Zone % 54.4 54.4 0.0 50.3 -4.1 52.6 2.3 56.4 3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 19.4 25.7 6.3 25.3 -0.4 24.7 -0.6 21.8 -2.9
First Pitch Swing % 21.4 31.5 10.1 31.0 -0.5 30.9 -0.1 33.3 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 35.7 62.5 26.8 63.4 0.9 62.6 -0.8 54.9 -7.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 14 .508 6 0 0.0 8 6 75.0
2019 Shifts 168 .375 131 29 22.1 37 21 56.8
2020 Shifts 232 .285 175 31 17.7 57 47 82.5
2021 Shifts 384 .390 291 68 23.4 93 55 59.1
2022 Shifts 51 .274 35 9 25.7 16 7 43.8
! 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 %
2018 16 16.3 12.5% 0.0% 16 23.7 0.0% 18.8%
2019 200 16.4 30.0% 1.0% 101 24.0 0.0% 5.0%
2020 272 17.5 14.7% 0.4% 141 25.6 0.0% 13.5%
2021 389 18.7 6.4% 1.0% 295 26.2 0.0% 22.4%
2022 56 17.9 23.2% 1.8% 29 25.2 0.0% 6.9%
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Pitch Distribution