Luke Jackson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2010 | Rd: C-A, #45, Texas Rangers | Calvary Christian Academy
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 0 6.84 19 0 0 26.1 20 1.97
2021 2 2 1.98 71 0 0 63.2 70 1.16
2023 2 2 3.13 32 0 0 31.2 41 1.29
8 Seasons 18 8 4.12 285 0 19 303.2 325 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 19 2-0 6.84 26.1 20 1.97
2021 71 2-2 1.98 63.2 70 1.16
2023 32 2-2 3.13 31.2 41 1.29
8 Seasons 285 18-8 4.12 303.2 325 1.46
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
2015 23 110 19 3 15.8 11.1 94.5 109.1 6.0 31.6 .293 .567 .272 .390 .482 63.2 22.2 7.4 4.26 6.73
2016 24 242 51 2 3.9 3.2 87.8 105.0 17.4 41.2 .277 .457 .498 .356 .325 31.4 4.8 12.9 10.80 5.52
2017 25 815 168 11 6.5 4.9 89.2 113.0 10.7 33.3 .286 .472 .324 .354 .386 41.5 14.7 8.5 4.62 5.55
2018 26 708 115 4 3.5 2.2 89.2 114.6 7.3 31.3 .237 .357 .321 .304 .359 39.1 25.0 11.4 4.43 3.90
2019 27 1254 181 13 7.2 4.1 88.8 115.9 2.4 27.1 .199 .340 .311 .263 .362 33.7 33.7 8.3 3.84 3.00
2020 28 488 97 3 3.1 2.3 90.0 111.2 4.1 22.7 .275 .368 .371 .326 .336 38.1 15.2 9.8 6.83 4.54
2021 29 1055 160 13 8.1 5.0 90.5 116.4 6.2 28.7 .231 .393 .270 .313 .381 41.3 26.8 11.1 1.98 4.15
2023 31 502 81 7 8.6 5.1 88.6 108.5 7.6 30.9 .205 .350 .286 .288 .363 39.5 29.7 10.9 3.13 3.44
Player 5174 872 56 6.4 4.2 89.4 116.4 6.9 29.9 .238 .388 .318 .309 .367 38.8 24.2 9.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Jackson relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(70.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(27.1%) ,
Curveball
(2.8%) ,


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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
2015 52.6 10.5 31.6 5.3 52.6 21.1 26.3 0.0 36.8 10.5 21.1 15.8 15.8 11.1
2016 33.3 31.4 27.5 7.8 31.4 39.2 29.4 2.0 29.4 29.4 23.5 11.8 3.9 3.2
2017 42.9 21.4 28.0 7.7 29.8 41.1 29.2 4.8 29.2 23.8 25.0 4.8 6.5 4.9
2018 49.6 13.9 29.6 7.0 27.8 44.3 27.8 2.6 40.0 22.6 26.1 4.3 3.5 2.2
2019 60.2 15.5 20.4 3.9 34.3 38.7 27.1 3.3 51.9 14.9 18.8 2.8 7.2 4.1
2020 61.9 12.4 19.6 6.2 45.4 39.2 15.5 2.1 43.3 16.5 32.0 3.1 3.1 2.3
2021 53.8 18.8 24.4 3.1 41.3 40.0 18.8 5.0 36.3 19.4 25.6 5.6 8.1 5.0
2023 50.6 25.9 19.8 3.7 44.4 34.6 21.0 3.7 44.4 21.0 16.0 6.2 8.6 5.1
Player 51.8 18.5 24.3 5.4 36.2 39.4 24.3 3.6 39.8 20.0 23.7 5.0 6.4 4.2
MLB 44.7 23.4 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
2023 Slider SF R 352 87.2 40.3 6.5 19 0.6 -4.8 -114
2023 4-Seamer SF R 136 94.4 13.4 0.6 4 4.9 -0.9 -16
2023 Curveball SF R 14 83.2 48.9 -0.7 -1 1.3 -4.4 -77
2021 4-Seamer ATL R 376 95.8 12.3 0.5 4 7.2 0.9 14
2021 Slider ATL R 545 87.6 41.0 8.0 24 1.3 -2.7 -67
2021 Curveball ATL R 134 84.1 51.0 3.0 6 5.3 -0.6 -10
2020 Cutter ATL R 6 89.8 26.7 -2.0 -8 2.3 -1.0 -29
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 174 94.4 12.3 1.4 10 8.0 1.3 20
2020 Slider ATL R 213 86.4 42.1 7.4 21 2.1 -1.8 -46
2020 Curveball ATL R 95 83.3 52.2 3.3 7 6.6 1.0 17
2019 Curveball ATL R 106 83.8 53.6 4.6 9 7.7 1.6 26
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 475 96.1 12.3 1.2 9 7.2 0.3 5
2019 Changeup ATL R 1 83.7 24.4 -6.6 -21 9.8 -2.6 -21
2019 Slider ATL R 671 87.7 42.8 10.1 31 2.2 -1.2 -35
2018 Slider ATL R 308 86.7 40.8 7.7 23 0.1 -3.9 -103
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 294 94.2 13.8 0.7 5 5.9 -0.6 -9
2018 Curveball ATL R 103 82.4 53.2 2.6 5 4.8 -1.9 -29
2018 Cutter ATL R 2 90.0 20.0 4.7 19 0.5 -2.9 -84
2017 Sinker ATL R 3 95.5 15.6 -2.2 -12 19.7 5.1 35
2017 Curveball ATL R 134 81.5 51.5 1.9 4 3.3 -3.5 -51
2017 4-Seamer ATL R 403 94.6 12.4 0.5 4 6.6 -0.5 -7
2017 Changeup ATL R 9 85.6 41.2 13.3 48 23.2 9.9 74
2017 Slider ATL R 236 85.9 39.0 6.3 19 0.9 -4.1 -127
2016 Slider TEX R 44 86.9 28.3 -2.5 -8 5.9 1.4 30
2016 Changeup TEX R 15 82.9 26.2 -3.2 -11 5.5 -6.6 -55
2016 Curveball TEX R 37 79.8 53.8 2.1 4 7.5 -2.0 -21
2016 4-Seamer TEX R 145 94.8 9.9 2.7 21 2.8 -3.7 -57
2015 4-Seamer TEX R 74 96.8 -- -- 2.8 -3.2 -53
2015 Changeup TEX R 7 82.2 -- -- 8.4 -3.9 -32
2015 Curveball TEX R 29 80.3 -- -- 5.6 -3.9 -41
! 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 %
2023 Slider 1.1 4 352 70.1 103 .206 .309 .277 27.9 30.1 25.2 .195 .320 .248 33.3
2023 4-Seamer 0.4 1 136 27.1 29 .190 .381 .343 41.2 34.5 29.4 .213 .427 .393 58.3
2023 Curveball -14.7 -2 14 2.8 3 .667 1.667 .950 0.0 0.0 -- .501 .751 .544 100.0
2021 Slider 2.6 14 545 51.7 158 .162 .246 .247 34.9 31.0 22.7 .196 .301 .258 29.8
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 376 35.6 78 .270 .492 .383 22.2 21.8 15.5 .299 .629 .440 62.5
2021 Curveball 1.9 3 134 12.7 23 .227 .273 .241 31.4 17.4 14.8 .259 .307 .268 44.4
2020 Slider -3.6 -8 213 43.6 66 .357 .429 .389 29.8 19.7 14.4 .260 .301 .310 37.8
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 174 35.7 45 .324 .514 .390 10.8 8.9 8.9 .310 .510 .395 40.0
2020 Curveball 0.7 1 95 19.5 20 .316 .316 .350 26.7 15.0 27.3 .243 .280 .255 31.3
2020 Cutter -25.9 -2 6 1.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .453 .469 .408 100.0
2019 Slider 2.2 15 671 53.5 188 .227 .304 .251 42.0 39.4 28.1 .161 .240 .191 31.8
2019 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 475 37.9 106 .341 .545 .428 26.2 26.4 21.7 .250 .472 .367 32.8
2019 Curveball -2.4 -3 106 8.5 17 .294 .706 .468 42.2 23.5 30.8 .331 .720 .433 53.8
2019 Changeup -5.4 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Slider 0.6 2 308 43.5 88 .235 .370 .305 32.9 34.1 25.2 .212 .310 .265 35.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 4 294 41.5 73 .237 .339 .322 16.8 17.8 20.6 .231 .376 .333 37.5
2018 Curveball -1.8 -2 103 14.5 20 .444 .667 .489 20.0 15.0 13.6 .382 .516 .387 56.3
2018 Cutter 3.2 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -1.2 -5 403 49.4 106 .344 .500 .407 13.0 8.5 11.3 .332 .564 .418 43.4
2017 Slider 0.3 1 236 29.0 58 .151 .226 .212 41.4 31.0 19.8 .224 .310 .264 44.4
2017 Curveball 0.1 0 134 16.4 43 .256 .442 .338 13.0 11.6 14.3 .265 .487 .317 36.8
2017 Changeup 2.6 0 9 1.1 3 .000 .000 .233 60.0 33.3 50.0 .004 .004 .235 0.0
2017 Sinker -54.3 -2 3 0.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .920 1.054 .855 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
2023 Curveball 11 82.9 64 12.4 7:00 6:15 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 127 94.5 95 17.5 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Slider 320 87.3 36 6.4 7:15 5:45 90
2021 Curveball 134 84.1 72 15.6 7:00 6:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 374 95.8 96 18.6 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 544 87.6 41 7.6 7:15 6:15 60
2020 Curveball 94 83.3 72 16.6 7:00 6:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 172 94.3 97 19.9 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 210 86.4 44 7.8 7:30 6:30 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 27 110 1 1 0 0 0
2016 62 241 -1 -5 -3 -2 -11
2017 211 785 -4 10 -5 -6 -5
2018 181 707 -1 13 -4 -4 4
2019 329 1,330 3 6 2 -6 4
2020 132 488 -9 5 -3 -4 -11
2021 298 1,204 11 18 -11 -7 11
2023 135 502 5 2 -3 -1 2
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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 %
2015 110 56.4 71.0 77.3 33.3 56.3 46.4 74.1 54.5 28.3 12.7 71.4
2016 242 52.5 62.2 87.3 23.5 85.2 43.4 51.6 43.8 11.3 7.0 76.5
2017 815 45.1 73.2 85.7 29.9 59.7 39.6 62.9 49.6 22.0 7.6 80.0
2018 708 44.8 68.1 85.6 29.5 53.0 41.0 62.6 46.8 25.1 6.6 76.6
2019 1,254 43.6 66.8 77.3 35.1 42.3 40.9 65.3 48.9 36.7 6.1 71.1
2020 488 44.7 70.6 85.7 29.6 58.8 44.7 61.4 48.0 23.1 6.1 70.0
2021 1,055 46.0 70.1 79.4 28.4 48.8 41.3 56.2 47.6 30.5 6.5 71.0
2023 502 47.6 70.7 81.1 28.9 43.4 40.0 61.8 48.8 30.2 6.6 72.7
Player 5,174 45.7 69.3 81.9 30.5 50.9 41.3 61.5 48.2 28.3 6.7 73.7
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
2015 94 47 87
2016 77 31 86
2017 12 8 14 24 7 62 38 8 2 9 47 33 74 75 28 25 74
2018 71 30 41 83
2019 92 90 88 76 91 60 45 45 74 93 46 97 96 88 63 68 87
2020 40 16 64 93 16 74 95 20 45 8 37 26 67 69 49 45 90
2021 48 60 52 47 38 67 45 13 28 71 17 80 54 85 44 43 86
2023 55 41 85
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.8 4 2.7 1 2 3 0 0.0
2017 26.0 4 3.8 0 5 4 1 25.0
2018 22.9 3 3.6 -1 2 2 2 66.7
2019 24.9 11 11.7 -1 4 3 9 81.8
2020 23.0 2 1.8 0 0 1 1 50.0
2021 24.3 7 8.3 -1 3 7 2 28.6
2023 26.0 3 2.8 0 1 2 2 66.7
Player 24.3 34 34.6 -1 17 22 17 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 4 3 1 5 2 3 3 4 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 3 3 3 1 2 5 4 3 2 2 4 3 4 2
2017 4 3 2 3 5 4 5 3 4 1 4 6 3 3 4 3 3 2 6 4 4 4 6 5 3 2 4 7 5 4 1
2018 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 2 5 4 3 6 3 3 3 2 5 4 4 3
2019 11 13 11 12 12 13 12 12 10 10 12 13 11 12 11 11 12 11 10 13 12 13 13 11 12 11 10 12 12 12 11
2020 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1
2021 7 9 7 10 8 7 9 9 5 8 8 10 9 7 9 10 7 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 8 9 8 8 8 8 7
2023 3 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 2 2 3 3 4 3 3
Player 34 37 29 39 35 35 37 35 28 26 34 40 34 30 34 36 32 32 34 38 33 37 45 39 33 30 31 41 38 37 28
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.8 94.8 -2.0 94.6 -0.2 94.2 -0.4 96.1 1.9 94.2 -1.9 95.8 1.6
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 82.9 0.7 85.6 2.7 0.0 0.0 83.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 80.3 83.7 3.4 84.3 0.6 85.6 1.3 87.2 1.6 85.4 -1.8 86.9 1.5
Exit Velocity 94.5 87.8 -6.7 89.2 1.4 89.2 0.0 88.8 -0.4 90.0 1.2 90.5 0.5
Launch Angle 6.0 17.4 11.4 10.7 -6.7 7.3 -3.4 2.4 -4.9 4.1 1.7 6.2 2.1
Barrel % 15.8 3.9 -11.9 6.5 2.6 3.5 -3.0 7.2 3.7 3.1 -4.1 8.1 5.0
Hard Hit % 63.2 31.4 -31.8 41.5 10.1 39.1 -2.4 33.7 -5.4 38.1 4.4 41.3 3.2
Sweet Spot % 31.6 41.2 9.6 33.3 -7.9 31.3 -2.0 27.1 -4.2 22.7 -4.4 28.7 6.0
xBA .293 .277 -0.016 .286 0.009 .237 -0.049 .199 -0.038 .275 0.076 .231 -0.044
BA .200 .415 0.215 .278 -0.137 .259 -0.019 .266 0.007 .345 0.079 .198 -0.147
xwOBA .390 .356 -0.034 .354 -0.002 .304 -0.050 .263 -0.041 .326 0.063 .313 -0.013
wOBA .272 .498 0.226 .324 -0.174 .321 -0.003 .311 -0.010 .371 0.060 .270 -0.101
xSLG .567 .457 -0.110 .472 0.015 .357 -0.115 .340 -0.017 .368 0.028 .393 0.025
SLG .360 .717 0.357 .409 -0.308 .392 -0.017 .402 0.010 .442 0.040 .317 -0.125
K% 22.2 4.8 -17.4 14.7 9.9 25.0 10.3 33.7 8.7 15.2 -18.5 26.8 11.6
BB% 7.4 12.9 5.5 8.5 -4.4 11.4 2.9 8.3 -3.1 9.8 1.5 11.1 1.3
Swing % 54.5 43.8 -10.7 49.6 5.8 46.8 -2.8 48.9 2.1 48.0 -0.9 47.6 -0.4
Whiff% 28.3 11.3 -17.0 22.0 10.7 25.1 3.1 36.7 11.6 23.1 -13.6 30.5 7.4
In Zone % 56.4 52.5 -3.9 45.1 -7.4 44.8 -0.3 43.6 -1.2 44.7 1.1 46.0 1.3
Out of Zone % 43.6 47.5 3.9 54.9 7.4 55.2 0.3 56.4 1.2 55.3 -1.1 54.0 -1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 33.3 23.5 -9.8 29.9 6.4 29.5 -0.4 35.1 5.6 29.6 -5.5 28.4 -1.2
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 24.2 -5.4 36.2 12.0 35.2 -1.0 34.7 -0.5 33.3 -1.4 30.0 -3.3
First Pitch Strike % 74.1 51.6 -22.5 62.9 11.3 62.6 -0.3 65.3 2.7 61.4 -3.9 56.2 -5.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 62 .498 32 2 6.3 30 7 23.3
2017 Shifts 211 .321 123 8 6.5 88 17 19.3
2018 Shifts 181 .321 110 12 10.9 71 16 22.5
2019 Shifts 311 .311 196 14 7.1 115 28 24.3
2020 Shifts 131 .374 72 14 19.4 59 8 13.6
2021 Shifts 255 .274 150 65 43.3 105 53 50.5
2023 Shades 135 .283 94 2 2.1 41 23 56.1
! 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

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