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Lucas Sims
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #21, Atlanta Braves | Brookwood HS (GA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 1 5.02 28 0 7 28.2 44 1.33
5 Seasons 12 8 4.96 95 14 7 170.2 195 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 28 4-1 5.02 28.2 44 1.33
5 Seasons 95 12-8 4.96 170.2 195 1.33

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
2017 23 985 184 9 4.9 86.7 114.1 15.2 34.8 .262 .435 .366 .334 .365 29.9 17.3 9 5.62 4.96
2018 24 312 46 3 6.5 88 109.4 16.9 39.1 .227 .394 .361 .343 .355 37 20.8 16.9 7.47 5.16
2019 25 751 99 6 6.1 88.7 112 25 37.4 .176 .340 .302 .270 .336 31.3 32.2 10.7 4.61 3.23
2020 26 464 55 1 1.8 87.3 107.4 18.8 20 .132 .207 .257 .227 .236 34.5 32.7 11.5 2.46 2.18
2021 27 519 63 3 4.8 85.5 112.2 18.6 52.4 .189 .334 .308 .279 .368 34.9 34.9 11.9 5.02 3.10
3031 447 22 4.9 87.2 114.1 18.5 36.5 .207 .359 .325 .295 .342 32.2 26.4 11.1
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sims relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.8%) ,
Slider
(31%) ,
Curveball
(28.1%) ,


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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 212 108 104 40.8 94.9 51 41 6 2 2 0 2 18 24 .146 .164 .341 .400 .287 .311 88.8 32 2624 5.6 25.8 20.7
2021 Slider 161 132 29 31.0 85.0 37 33 8 4 4 0 0 12 23 .242 .208 .364 .292 .268 .234 81.2 10 2854 5.5 44.9 24.0
2021 Curveball 146 60 86 28.1 82.9 35 30 9 6 2 0 1 14 16 .300 .201 .467 .288 .382 .282 81.3 1 3220 5.4 36.2 32.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 223 107 116 48.1 93.9 59 49 9 3 3 0 3 13 36 .184 .168 .429 .287 .328 .280 90.5 23 2771 5.8 29.0 19.7
2020 Curveball 141 43 98 30.4 81.4 26 23 2 1 1 0 0 13 10 .087 .105 .130 .141 .162 .177 85.1 15 3349 5.6 48.9 31.7
2020 Slider 93 64 29 20.0 83.1 18 16 2 2 0 0 0 7 9 .125 .068 .125 .074 .177 .136 77.2 6 2650 5.6 33.3 24.1
2020 Changeup 7 1 6 1.5 87.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2118 5.9 100.0 50.0
! 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 %
2017 40.2 27.2 23.9 8.7 34.2 38.6 27.2 5.4 28.8 26.6 23.9 7.6 4.9
2018 37 21.7 30.4 10.9 30.4 39.1 30.4 2.2 26.1 30.4 28.3 6.5 6.5
2019 26.3 39.4 20.2 14.1 38.4 37.4 24.2 2 19.2 46.5 17.2 8.1 6.1
2020 41.8 25.5 20 12.7 40 30.9 29.1 5.5 32.7 36.4 16.4 5.5 1.8
2021 27 31.7 31.7 9.5 30.2 39.7 30.2 11.1 12.7 34.9 23.8 12.7 4.8
35.1 29.8 24.4 10.7 34.9 37.6 27.5 5.1 24.6 33.8 21.9 8.1 4.9
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 Curveball CIN R 146 82.9 42.1 -3.9 -9 11 2.4 28
2021 Slider CIN R 161 85 37.2 0.9 2 7.9 1.8 30
2021 4-Seamer CIN R 211 94.9 12.1 3 20 8.5 0.6 8
2020 Curveball CIN R 141 81.4 46 -1.6 -3 15.3 6.4 72
2020 Slider CIN R 93 83.1 40.9 2.6 7 13.3 6.9 106
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 223 93.9 12.8 3 19 7.2 -0.9 -11
2020 Changeup CIN R 7 87.5 30.5 0.1 0 16.3 2 14
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 376 93.5 14.8 2 12 9.1 0.4 5
2019 Sinker CIN R 4 95.3 17.3 -5.9 -26 14.5 -1.8 -11
2019 Changeup CIN R 42 86.5 35.1 3.6 12 15.1 0.4 3
2019 Curveball CIN R 186 81.6 47.7 -2 -4 12 2.7 29
2019 Slider CIN R 143 83.3 35.7 -3.8 -10 11.5 3.4 41
2018 Sinker CIN R 30 93 20 -3.5 -15 12.9 -2.3 -15
2018 Changeup CIN R 37 86 35.3 2.6 8 14.6 0.6 5
2018 Slider CIN R 15 89.1 29.2 -3.6 -11 5.7 1.2 28
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 145 92.3 18.8 -1.5 -9 5.6 -2.6 -32
2018 Curveball CIN R 85 79.9 51 -1.9 -4 13.8 4.2 44
2017 Curveball ATL R 129 76.7 55.8 -2.1 -4 15.1 4.9 49
2017 Changeup ATL R 128 83.5 36.9 3.3 10 16.7 2.9 21
2017 Sinker ATL R 215 92.3 22.5 -1 -4 16 0.3 2
2017 Slider ATL R 267 86.4 32.4 -2.8 -8 4.8 0.6 13
2017 4-Seamer ATL R 246 91.2 18 -0.6 -4 5.3 -3.9 -42
! 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 0.7 1 146 28.1 35 .3 .467 .383 36.2 40 32.6 .201 .288 .281 43.8
2021 Slider -1.4 -2 161 31 37 .242 .364 .27 44.9 32.4 24 .208 .292 .235 30.4
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 1 212 40.8 51 .146 .341 .286 25.8 35.3 20.7 .164 .4 .311 33.3
2020 Changeup 6.6 0 7 1.5 1 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2020 Slider -0.6 -1 93 20 18 .125 .125 .178 33.3 38.9 24.1 .068 .074 .134 22.2
2020 Curveball -3.2 -4 141 30.4 26 .087 .13 .163 48.9 50 31.7 .105 .141 .177 20
2020 4-Seamer 0.1 0 223 48.1 59 .184 .429 .345 29 22 19.7 .168 .287 .279 41.7
2019 Sinker -5.2 0 4 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .013 .028 .018 0
2019 Changeup 4.8 2 42 5.6 11 .25 .625 .455 50 36.4 30.8 .312 .738 .499 50
2019 Slider -1 -1 143 19 39 .167 .25 .238 55.2 56.4 41.5 .104 .146 .171 14.3
2019 Curveball -1.8 -3 186 24.8 45 .14 .233 .183 30.5 35.6 22.2 .19 .296 .228 22.2
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 4 376 50.1 81 .258 .606 .409 26.4 18.5 13 .191 .431 .324 39.6
2018 Slider -0.6 0 15 4.8 5 0 0 .28 14.3 0 0 .455 .521 .536 66.7
2018 Changeup 2.4 1 37 11.9 11 .2 .4 .291 40 27.3 23.1 .184 .257 .233 14.3
2018 Sinker 7.4 2 30 9.6 12 .5 .75 .542 9.1 25 42.9 .378 .593 .417 66.7
2018 Curveball -0.3 0 85 27.2 15 .143 .143 .167 36.7 33.3 17.9 .146 .186 .18 22.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.8 3 145 46.5 33 .217 .522 .426 25 15.2 15.2 .187 .458 .4 33.3
2017 Changeup 2.1 3 128 13 33 .387 .645 .456 25.4 18.2 17.6 .308 .474 .355 36
2017 Curveball 5.3 7 129 13.1 40 .324 .541 .395 25 25 16.4 .248 .384 .299 18.5
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 246 25 57 .31 .595 .452 15.5 14 12.1 .236 .454 .38 40.5
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 215 21.8 61 .302 .434 .346 12.9 13.1 12.5 .32 .461 .359 25
2017 Slider -1.9 -5 267 27.1 62 .186 .407 .269 24.2 19.4 18.8 .214 .41 .282 29.8
! 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 Curveball 130 81.4 60 17.8 7:45 8:15 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 201 93.9 82 19.2 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Curveball 142 82.9 54 13.2 8:00 8:15 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 212 94.9 90 20 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Slider 112 85.2 32 8.8 8:30 8:45 -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
2017 253 985 7 -12 4 5 5
2018 76 312 0 0 4 2 5
2019 177 751 -7 0 3 4 1
2020 113 503 -7 -8 5 3 -6
2021 123 519 -2 -6 3 4 0
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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 %
2017 985 47.4 63.8 84.9 27.6 62.9 42.7 66.7 44.8 20.2 7.6 68
2018 312 43.9 61.3 75 29.1 64.7 38.8 53.2 43.3 27.4 7.7 66.7
2019 751 40.5 64.8 76.6 34.9 51.9 40.3 66.1 47 34 5.6 59.5
2020 464 45 56 77.8 25.9 40.9 42 51.9 39.4 35 6.9 56.3
2021 519 46.8 58.4 73.2 30.1 47 37.6 56.3 43.4 35.1 6.7 68.6
3031 44.9 61.6 79 29.9 54.1 40.7 61.3 44.1 29.1 6.9 64.4
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
2017 24 26 28 35 19 72 70 62 75 19 37 20 24 35 71 93
2018 46 79 92
2019 58 99 100
2020 98 99 99 97 93 97 98 68 63 89 22 90 98 63 100 100
2021 84 93 82 64 57 87 83 95 74 95 18 92 84 74 98 99
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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 23.7 8 6.3 2 1 5 3 37.5
2020 22.2 3 1.3 2 3 1 0 0
2021 25 3 3.6 -1 1 1 3 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 8 6 6 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 4 4 7 7 5 6 5 6 4 6 6 6 7 7 8 6 7 6 8
2020 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 2 2 1 3 1 2
2021 3 4 4 3 5 3 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 4
! 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 91.7 92.4 0.7 93.5 1.1 93.9 0.4 94.9 1
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 86 2.5 86.5 0.5 87.5 1 0 0
Breaking Velocity 83.2 81.3 -1.9 82.3 1 82.1 -0.2 84 1.9
Exit Velocity 86.7 88 1.3 88.7 0.7 87.3 -1.4 85.5 -1.8
Launch Angle 15.2 16.9 1.7 25 8.1 18.8 -6.2 18.6 -0.2
Barrel % 4.9 6.5 1.6 6.1 -0.4 1.8 -4.3 4.8 3
Hard Hit % 29.9 37 7.1 31.3 -5.7 34.5 3.2 34.9 0.4
Sweet Spot % 34.8 39.1 4.3 37.4 -1.7 20 -17.4 52.4 32.4
xBA 0.262 0.227 -0.035 0.176 -0.051 0.132 -0.044 0.189 0.057
BA 0.288 0.242 -0.046 0.201 -0.041 0.146 -0.055 0.221 0.075
xwOBA 0.334 0.343 0.009 0.27 -0.073 0.227 -0.043 0.279 0.052
wOBA 0.366 0.361 -0.005 0.302 -0.059 0.257 -0.045 0.308 0.051
xSLG 0.435 0.394 -0.041 0.34 -0.054 0.207 -0.133 0.334 0.127
SLG 0.505 0.435 -0.07 0.416 -0.019 0.292 -0.124 0.385 0.093
K% 17.3 20.8 3.5 32.2 11.4 32.7 0.5 34.9 2.2
BB% 9 16.9 7.9 10.7 -6.2 11.5 0.8 11.9 0.4
Swing % 44.8 43.3 -1.5 47 3.7 39.4 -7.6 43.4 4
Whiff% 20.2 27.4 7.2 34 6.6 35 1 35.1 0.1
In Zone % 47.4 43.9 -3.5 40.5 -3.4 45 4.5 46.8 1.8
Out of Zone % 52.6 56.1 3.5 59.5 3.4 55 -4.5 53.2 -1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 27.6 29.1 1.5 34.9 5.8 25.9 -9 30.1 4.2
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 28.6 2.3 26.6 -2 19.2 -7.4 19.8 0.6
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 53.2 -13.5 66.1 12.9 51.9 -14.2 56.3 4.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 253 .366 140 5 3.6 113 29 25.7
2018 76 .361 40 0 0.0 36 3 8.3
2019 177 .302 100 5 5.0 77 38 49.4
2020 102 .262 49 7 14.3 53 39 73.6
2021 123 .308 71 3 4.2 52 32 61.5

Pitch Distribution