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Lucas Sims
Popularity: ↓ 12%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 26

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0 2.45 20 0 0 25.2 34 0.94
4 Seasons 8 7 4.94 67 14 0 142.0 151 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 20 3-0 2.45 25.2 34 0.94
4 Seasons 67 8-7 4.94 142.0 151 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 985 184 9 4.9 86.7 15.2 34.8 .263 .436 .366 .334 .366 29.9 17.3 9 5.62 4.93
2018 312 46 3 6.5 88 16.9 39.1 .228 .394 .362 .343 .356 37 20.8 16.9 7.47 5.13
2019 751 99 6 6.1 88.7 25 37.4 .176 .340 .306 .274 .336 31.3 32.2 10.7 4.61 3.33
2020 464 55 1 1.8 87.3 18.8 20 .132 .208 .257 .227 .237 34.5 32.7 11.5 2.46 2.17
2512 384 19 4.9 87.5 18.5 33.9 .211 .364 .329 .299 .338 31.8 24.6 10.9
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sims relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.1%) ,
Curveball
(33%) ,
Slider
(17.5%) ,
Changeup
(1.5%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 223 107 116 48.1 93.9 59 49 9 3 3 0 3 13 36 0.184 0.168 0.429 0.287 0.328 0.280 90.5 23 2771 29.0 19.7
2020 Curveball 153 54 99 33.0 81.5 27 24 2 1 1 0 0 14 10 0.083 0.101 0.125 0.135 0.156 0.170 85.1 15 3322 45.8 30.4
2020 Slider 81 53 28 17.5 83.2 17 15 2 2 0 0 0 6 9 0.133 0.074 0.133 0.080 0.188 0.145 77.2 6 2597 37.0 25.0
2020 Changeup 7 1 6 1.5 87.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 2118 100.0 50.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 376 197 179 50.1 93.5 81 66 17 5 6 1 5 15 53 0.258 0.191 0.606 0.431 0.398 0.322 91.1 33 2641 26.4 13.0
2019 Curveball 186 102 84 24.8 81.6 45 43 6 4 1 0 1 16 27 0.140 0.190 0.233 0.296 0.179 0.228 86.4 14 3120 30.5 22.2
2019 Slider 143 118 25 19.0 83.3 39 36 6 5 0 0 1 22 14 0.167 0.104 0.250 0.146 0.232 0.170 82.0 20 3004 55.2 41.5
2019 Changeup 42 9 33 5.6 86.5 11 8 2 1 0 0 1 4 4 0.250 0.312 0.625 0.738 0.446 0.499 93.4 18 1923 50.0 30.8
2019 Sinker 4 1 3 0.5 95.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.013 0.000 0.028 0.000 0.018 90.9 60 2619 0.0
! 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 Curveball CIN R 153 81.5 45.7 -1.8 -4 15 6.2 70
2020 Changeup CIN R 7 87.5 30.5 0 0 16.3 2 14
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 223 93.9 12.8 3.1 19 7.2 -0.9 -11
2020 Slider CIN R 81 83.2 40.7 2.5 7 13.5 7.1 110
2019 Changeup CIN R 42 86.5 35.1 3.5 11 15.1 0.5 3
2019 Slider CIN R 143 83.3 35.7 -3.9 -10 11.5 3.3 40
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 376 93.5 14.8 2 12 9.1 0.5 5
2019 Curveball CIN R 186 81.6 47.7 -2 -4 12 2.7 29
2019 Sinker CIN R 4 95.2 17.3 -5.9 -25 14.5 -1.8 -11
2018 Changeup CIN R 37 86 35.3 2.6 8 14.6 0.7 5
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 145 92.3 18.8 -1.5 -8 5.6 -2.6 -32
2018 Curveball CIN R 85 79.9 51 -2 -4 13.8 4.2 43
2018 Slider CIN R 15 89.1 29.2 -3.7 -11 5.7 1.2 27
2018 Sinker CIN R 30 93 20 -3.5 -15 12.9 -2.3 -15
2017 4-Seamer ATL R 246 91.2 18 -0.5 -3 5.3 -3.9 -42
2017 Curveball ATL R 129 76.7 55.8 -2.1 -4 15.1 4.9 48
2017 Changeup ATL R 128 83.5 36.9 3.2 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 -2.9 -8 4.8 0.6 14
! 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 Changeup 6.6 0 7 1.5 1 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2020 Slider -0.6 0 81 17.5 17 0.133 0.133 0.188 37 35.3 25 0.074 0.08 0.143 22.2
2020 Curveball -3 -5 153 33 27 0.083 0.125 0.157 45.8 51.9 30.4 0.101 0.135 0.17 20
2020 4-Seamer 0.1 0 223 48.1 59 0.184 0.429 0.345 29 22 19.7 0.168 0.287 0.279 41.7
2019 Sinker -5.2 0 4 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.013 0.028 0.018 0
2019 Changeup 4.8 2 42 5.6 11 0.25 0.625 0.455 50 36.4 30.8 0.312 0.738 0.499 50
2019 Slider -1 -1 143 19 39 0.167 0.25 0.238 55.2 56.4 41.5 0.104 0.146 0.171 14.3
2019 Curveball -1.8 -3 186 24.8 45 0.14 0.233 0.183 30.5 35.6 22.2 0.19 0.296 0.228 22.2
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 4 376 50.1 81 0.258 0.606 0.409 26.4 18.5 13 0.191 0.431 0.323 39.6
2018 Slider -0.6 0 15 4.8 5 0 0 0.28 14.3 0 0 0.455 0.521 0.536 66.7
2018 Changeup 2.4 1 37 11.9 11 0.2 0.4 0.291 40 27.3 23.1 0.184 0.257 0.233 14.3
2018 Sinker 7.4 2 30 9.6 12 0.5 0.75 0.542 9.1 25 42.9 0.378 0.593 0.417 66.7
2018 Curveball -0.3 0 85 27.2 15 0.143 0.143 0.167 36.7 33.3 17.9 0.146 0.186 0.18 22.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.8 3 145 46.5 33 0.217 0.522 0.426 25 15.2 15.2 0.188 0.459 0.4 33.3
2017 Changeup 2.1 3 128 13 33 0.387 0.645 0.456 25.4 18.2 17.6 0.309 0.475 0.356 36
2017 Curveball 5.3 7 129 13.1 40 0.324 0.541 0.395 25 25 16.4 0.248 0.384 0.299 18.5
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 246 25 57 0.31 0.595 0.452 15.5 14 12.1 0.236 0.454 0.38 40.5
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 215 21.8 61 0.302 0.434 0.346 12.9 13.1 12.5 0.32 0.462 0.359 25
2017 Slider -1.9 -5 267 27.1 62 0.186 0.407 0.269 24.2 19.4 18.8 0.214 0.41 0.282 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 135 81.4 61 17.7 8:00 8:15 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 205 93.9 82 19.3 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 69 83.2 43 14.7 2:00 8:30 330
! 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
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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
2512 44.5 62.3 80.2 29.8 55.5 41.4 62.3 44.3 27.9 6.9 63.6
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

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
36.5 29.4 23.2 10.9 35.7 37.2 27.1 4.2 26.6 33.6 21.6 7.3 4.9
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 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
2017 24 25 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 98 93 97 98 68 63 89 22 90 98 63 100 100
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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

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
! 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 91.7 92.4 0.7 93.5 1.1 93.9 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 86 2.5 86.5 0.5 87.5 1
Breaking Velocity 83.2 81.3 -1.9 82.4 1.1 82.1 -0.3
Exit Velocity 86.7 88 1.3 88.7 0.7 87.3 -1.4
Launch Angle 15.2 16.9 1.7 25 8.1 18.8 -6.2
Barrel % 4.9 6.5 1.6 6.1 -0.4 1.8 -4.3
Hard Hit % 29.9 37 7.1 31.3 -5.7 34.5 3.2
Sweet Spot % 34.8 39.1 4.3 37.4 -1.7 20 -17.4
xBA 0.263 0.228 -0.035 0.176 -0.052 0.132 -0.044
BA 0.288 0.242 -0.046 0.201 -0.041 0.146 -0.055
xwOBA 0.334 0.343 0.009 0.274 -0.069 0.227 -0.047
wOBA 0.366 0.362 -0.004 0.306 -0.056 0.257 -0.049
xSLG 0.436 0.394 -0.042 0.34 -0.054 0.208 -0.132
SLG 0.505 0.435 -0.07 0.416 -0.019 0.292 -0.124
K% 17.3 20.8 3.5 32.2 11.4 32.7 0.5
BB% 9 16.9 7.9 10.7 -6.2 11.5 0.8
Swing % 44.8 43.3 -1.5 47 3.7 39.4 -7.6
Whiff% 20.2 27.4 7.2 34 6.6 35 1
In Zone Swing % 47.4 43.9 -3.5 40.5 -3.4 45 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 52.6 56.1 3.5 59.5 3.4 55 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 28.6 2.3 26.6 -2 19.2 -7.4
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 53.2 -13.5 66.1 12.9 51.9 -14.2
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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 .362 40 0 0.0 36 3 8.3
2019 177 .306 100 5 5.0 77 38 49.4
2020 102 .262 49 7 14.3 53 39 73.6

Pitch Distribution