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Justus Sheffield
P | B/T: L/L | 5' 10" 195LBS | Age: 25

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 8 6.83 21 15 0 80.1 63 1.84
4 Seasons 11 12 5.58 42 32 0 174.1 148 1.66
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 21 7-8 6.83 80.1 63 1.84
4 Seasons 42 11-12 5.58 174.1 148 1.66

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
2018 22 57 11 1 9.1 85.3 107.5 9.1 27.3 .317 .549 .508 .439 .371 27.3 0 21.4 10.13 9.47
2019 23 673 109 6 5.5 90.7 112 7.1 29.4 .246 .406 .375 .328 .370 43.1 22 10.7 5.50 4.89
2020 24 880 161 6 3.7 90.7 111.8 9.6 29.8 .257 .367 .285 .312 .350 46.6 20.7 8.6 3.58 4.16
2021 25 1470 274 32 11.7 92.9 115.8 10.2 32.1 .297 .519 .390 .393 .432 47.1 16.4 11.2 6.83 7.13
3080 555 45 8.1 91.7 115.8 9.4 30.8 .275 .451 .358 .357 .394 45.8 18.5 10.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sheffield relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(46.4%) ,
Slider
(32.1%) ,
Changeup
(20.8%) ,
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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 682 475 207 46.4 92.3 176 141 48 34 8 0 6 12 129 .340 .342 .525 .603 .432 .464 92.0 5 2034 5.9 10.9 10.0
2021 Slider 472 329 143 32.1 81.7 133 123 28 12 9 0 7 46 80 .228 .224 .472 .452 .306 .305 91.9 20 2570 5.8 29.6 20.0
2021 Changeup 306 303 3 20.8 85.8 73 67 29 21 7 0 1 4 65 .433 .341 .582 .471 .443 .383 92.4 6 1760 5.8 19.3 12.9
2021 4-Seam Fastball 10 6 4 0.7 93.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .346 .346 2057 5.8 33.3 16.7
2020 Sinker 413 311 102 46.9 91.9 107 92 28 25 2 0 1 15 77 .304 .298 .359 .414 .346 .363 89.8 4 1941 6.0 13.3 18.1
2020 Slider 295 188 107 33.5 81.8 81 73 14 12 2 0 0 30 44 .192 .187 .219 .257 .222 .241 90.6 19 2503 5.8 28.1 23.1
2020 Changeup 164 154 10 18.6 86.3 43 41 10 8 1 0 1 2 40 .244 .297 .341 .468 .255 .329 91.3 8 1725 5.8 16.2 8.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 8 5 3 0.9 92.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1917 6.0 50.0 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 45.5 18.2 27.3 0 9.1
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
2020 50.3 16.1 26.1 7.5 41 39.1 19.9 3.7 37.3 18.6 28.6 8.1 3.7
2021 47.1 22.6 26.3 4 41.2 35.4 23.4 2.9 34.7 20.1 25.9 4.4 11.7
49.5 19.5 25.4 5.6 40 36.8 23.2 3.2 36.8 20.2 26.3 5.2 8.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 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 Slider SEA L 468 81.7 43.5 3.2 8 7.5 -1 -12
2021 4-Seamer SEA L 10 93.5 19.6 -3.4 -21 6.6 -1.6 -20
2021 Sinker SEA L 675 92.3 24.1 0.3 1 14.9 -0.1 0
2021 Changeup SEA L 304 85.7 33.7 2.2 7 12.6 -1.9 -13
2020 Changeup SEA L 164 86.3 34.5 2.9 9 14.6 0.4 2
2020 Sinker SEA L 413 91.9 24.9 1 4 15.5 0.4 2
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 8 92.5 18.7 -2.3 -14 8.9 0.7 9
2020 Slider SEA L 295 81.8 42.1 2.3 6 5.7 -1.7 -23
2019 4-Seamer SEA L 322 92.8 21.1 -3.8 -22 7.2 -1.5 -17
2019 Changeup SEA L 110 87.7 34.1 2.3 7 13.8 -1.2 -8
2019 Curveball SEA L 1 79.4 48.1 -6.5 -12 5.6 -3.5 -39
2019 Slider SEA L 240 84.2 40.8 2.2 6 4.4 -2.3 -34
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 0.8 2 4.5 -1.8 -28
2018 Curveball NYY L 1 82.6 49.1 0.9 2 4.8 -4.5 -48
2018 4-Seamer NYY L 31 94.3 19.1 -2.8 -17 9.6 0.8 9
! 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 4-Seamer 1.5 0 10 0.7 2 0 0 .35 33.3 50 16.7 .35
2021 Changeup 2 6 306 20.8 73 .433 .582 .476 19.3 5.5 12.9 .341 .471 .383 49.2
2021 Slider 1.6 8 472 32.1 133 .228 .472 .308 29.6 34.6 20 .224 .452 .304 40
2021 Sinker 1.6 11 682 46.4 176 .34 .525 .448 10.9 6.8 10 .342 .603 .466 50.4
2020 4-Seamer -1.7 0 8 0.9 1 0 0 0 50 100 20 0
2020 Changeup -1 -2 164 18.6 43 .244 .341 .259 16.2 4.7 8 .297 .468 .329 50
2020 Slider -1.7 -5 295 33.5 81 .192 .219 .236 28.1 37 23.1 .187 .257 .24 38.6
2020 Sinker -0.5 -2 413 46.9 107 .304 .359 .35 13.3 14 18.1 .298 .414 .363 49.4
2019 Changeup -1.8 -2 110 16.3 26 .32 .44 .344 34 7.7 11.8 .227 .342 .261 30.4
2019 Slider 3.5 8 240 35.7 59 .302 .491 .376 47.5 49.2 30.2 .214 .367 .29 41.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.1 0 322 47.8 83 .299 .507 .409 12.7 7.2 7.1 .279 .46 .384 48.4
2019 Curveball 6.4 0 1 0.1
2018 Changeup 41.9 3 6 10.5 3 .667 1.667 .967 0 0 .362 1.092 .601 33.3
2018 Slider -3.9 -1 19 33.3 5 .2 .4 .25 0 0 0 .195 .233 .194 20
2018 4-Seamer 0.8 0 31 54.4 6 .333 .333 .5 12.5 0 0 .477 .533 .567 33.3
2018 Curveball 7.9 0 1 1.8 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 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 3:30 4:00 -30
2021 Changeup 291 85.8 73 13.5 10:30 9:15 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 10 93.5 83 13 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Sinker 653 92.3 81 17.1 11:00 9:45 75
2021 Slider 467 81.7 45 9.4 3:45 4:00 -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
2019 168 673 1 -1 -1 6 6
2020 232 880 -15 -5 7 4 -9
2021 384 1470 13 -8 10 9 25
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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 50 100 19.4 83.3 49.1 35.7 33.3 5.3 7 100
2019 673 45.6 69.4 83.1 25.7 38.3 41.6 62.5 45.6 30 5.8 82.1
2020 880 50 63 89.5 25 53.6 40.1 63.4 44 19.6 7.4 69.2
2021 1470 47.3 66.1 88 24.7 59.2 41.4 62.6 44.3 19.8 8 83.8
3080 47.7 65.6 87.5 24.9 53.1 41.2 62.3 44.3 21.8 7.3 79.6
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
2018
2019 49 0 36
2020 53 31 63 83 36 46 89 12 8 34 50 9 53 34 3
2021 0 1 2 4 0 17 5 0 3 7 16 8 0 33 9
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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 3 3 3 60
2020 24.1 2 2.5 -1 7 0 2 100
2021 24.3 14 14 0 6 9 8 57.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 4 7 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 2 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
2021 14 19 13 17 16 13 11 15 11 16 15 16 9 10 11 16 10 17 14 15 10 13 13 14 14 14 16 15 17 13 16
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 92.8 -1.5 91.9 -0.9 92.3 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 89.9 87.7 -2.2 86.3 -1.4 85.8 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 84.5 84.2 -0.3 81.8 -2.4 81.7 -0.1
Exit Velocity 85.3 90.7 5.4 90.7 0 92.9 2.2
Launch Angle 9.1 7.1 -2 9.6 2.5 10.2 0.6
Barrel % 9.1 5.5 -3.6 3.7 -1.8 11.7 8
Hard Hit % 27.3 43.1 15.8 46.6 3.5 47.1 0.5
Sweet Spot % 27.3 29.4 2.1 29.8 0.4 32.1 2.3
xBA .317 .246 -0.071 .257 0.011 .297 0.04
BA .364 .303 -0.061 .251 -0.052 .316 0.065
xwOBA .439 .328 -0.111 .312 -0.016 .393 0.081
wOBA .508 .375 -0.133 .285 -0.09 .39 0.105
xSLG .549 .406 -0.143 .367 -0.039 .519 0.152
SLG .727 .49 -0.237 .304 -0.186 .515 0.211
K% 0 22 22 20.7 -1.3 16.4 -4.3
BB% 21.4 10.7 -10.7 8.6 -2.1 11.2 2.6
Swing % 33.3 45.6 12.3 44 -1.6 44.3 0.3
Whiff% 5.3 30 24.7 19.6 -10.4 19.8 0.2
In Zone % 45.6 45.6 0 50 4.4 47.3 -2.7
Out of Zone % 54.4 54.4 0 50 -4.4 52.7 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 19.4 25.7 6.3 25 -0.7 24.7 -0.3
First Pitch Swing % 21.4 31.5 10.1 31 -0.5 30.9 -0.1
First Pitch Strike % 35.7 62.5 26.8 63.4 0.9 62.6 -0.8
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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 .375 131 16 12.2 37 20 54.1
2020 232 .285 175 19 10.9 57 46 80.7
2021 384 .390 291 53 18.2 93 53 57.0

Pitch Distribution