Luke Weaver
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 183LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #27, St. Louis Cardinals | Florida State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 6 4.25 13 13 0 65.2 62 1.19
2022 1 1 6.56 26 1 0 35.2 38 1.82
2023 3 6 6.40 29 25 0 123.2 109 1.58
8 Seasons 27 42 5.14 144 106 0 574.1 571 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 13 3-6 4.25 65.2 62 1.19
2022 26 1-1 6.56 35.2 38 1.82
2023 29 3-6 6.40 123.2 109 1.58
8 Seasons 144 27-42 5.14 574.1 571 1.44
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
2016 22 682 108 6 5.6 3.6 89.6 111.4 14.7 50.0 .310 .492 .370 .373 .498 34.3 26.9 7.2 5.70 6.17
2017 23 1046 162 9 5.6 3.6 86.3 116.5 7.7 33.3 .235 .373 .301 .288 .376 34.4 28.6 6.7 3.88 3.52
2018 24 2386 431 27 6.3 4.4 87.9 115.1 12.8 37.4 .259 .427 .340 .331 .379 35.0 19.9 8.9 4.95 4.70
2019 25 1053 174 11 6.3 4.2 89.9 115.0 14.6 34.5 .253 .426 .274 .309 .397 41.4 26.5 5.4 2.94 4.20
2020 26 968 162 15 9.3 6.4 89.8 112.8 19.3 36.4 .252 .464 .368 .333 .403 42.0 23.3 7.6 6.58 4.77
2021 27 1109 191 18 9.4 6.5 90.1 112.2 14.5 36.1 .253 .452 .317 .328 .401 41.4 22.5 7.3 4.25 4.60
2022 28 721 120 13 10.8 7.5 91.5 112.5 11.2 40.0 .292 .450 .367 .356 .423 45.0 21.8 7.5 6.56 5.45
2023 29 2258 410 40 9.8 7.1 89.3 115.1 15.4 40.2 .286 .494 .385 .357 .415 42.0 19.4 7.1 6.40 5.55
Player 10223 1758 139 7.9 5.5 89.1 116.5 13.9 38.1 .266 .448 .343 .335 .404 39.2 22.5 7.4
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

Weaver relies on 6 pitches.
Four Seamer
(43.6%) ,
Changeup
(20.0%) ,
Cutter
(10.9%) ,
Curveball
(10.8%) ,
Slider
(10.7%) ,
Sweeper
(4.0%) ,


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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
2016 37.0 18.5 39.8 4.6 37.0 37.0 25.9 1.9 18.5 20.4 35.2 10.2 5.6 3.6
2017 50.6 15.4 29.6 4.3 36.4 37.7 25.9 6.2 35.2 16.0 31.5 3.1 5.6 3.6
2018 43.9 21.6 26.9 7.7 34.1 36.7 29.0 3.2 31.6 23.9 26.0 7.2 6.3 4.4
2019 42.0 24.7 25.9 7.5 32.8 38.5 28.7 4.6 27.0 23.6 29.9 8.6 6.3 4.2
2020 33.3 35.2 26.5 4.9 40.7 32.7 26.5 2.5 22.8 30.9 23.5 10.5 9.3 6.4
2021 39.3 29.3 27.2 4.2 40.8 34.0 25.1 6.3 27.7 26.2 24.1 6.3 9.4 6.5
2022 40.8 18.3 36.7 4.2 35.0 35.8 29.2 0.8 32.5 20.0 28.3 7.5 10.8 7.5
2023 35.9 27.6 29.3 7.3 38.8 36.1 25.1 3.7 26.3 25.4 27.3 7.3 9.8 7.1
Player 40.3 24.4 29.1 6.2 36.9 36.1 27.0 3.8 28.3 23.9 27.5 7.4 7.9 5.5
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
2023 Sweeper NYY R 91 83.2 42.2 2.8 7 8.9 -4.8 -35
2023 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 984 94.0 15.0 0.3 2 7.5 -0.5 -6
2023 Curveball NYY R 243 81.6 47.6 -2.6 -5 2.2 -6.2 -74
2023 Changeup NYY R 452 86.1 28.8 -2.3 -7 13.3 -1.2 -8
2023 Cutter NYY R 246 90.3 20.4 4.9 19 1.6 -0.1 -4
2023 Slider NYY R 242 86.5 29.9 -5.0 -14 3.2 -1.4 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball KC R 414 94.9 14.1 0.6 4 8.8 0.6 7
2022 Changeup KC R 182 86.9 30.7 -0.2 -1 14.6 0.0 0
2022 Slider KC R 31 87.1 30.5 -3.1 -9 2.2 -1.5 -40
2022 Sinker KC R 9 94.2 15.9 -7.1 -31 15.1 -0.4 -3
2022 Curveball KC R 67 82.4 47.5 -1.6 -3 5.8 -1.8 -23
2021 Curveball AZ R 21 78.0 51.7 -3.3 -6 4.6 -4.8 -51
2021 Sinker AZ R 2 92.4 14.1 -8.7 -38 14.6 -0.3 -2
2021 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 686 93.6 13.8 1.6 11 7.4 -0.3 -4
2021 Changeup AZ R 333 85.4 26.9 -3.9 -13 12.6 -1.6 -12
2021 Slider AZ R 67 87.3 25.8 -7.6 -23 3.6 -0.6 -13
2020 Curveball AZ R 67 79.0 53.0 0.4 1 3.4 -6.1 -65
2020 Changeup AZ R 264 84.7 27.5 -3.9 -12 13.4 -0.1 -1
2020 Cutter AZ R 76 89.2 21.4 4.2 16 1.9 0.0 -1
2020 Slider AZ R 38 86.4 28.3 -6.3 -18 3.8 -0.3 -8
2020 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 523 94.0 12.7 2.6 17 7.4 -0.3 -3
2019 Curveball AZ R 96 81.3 50.9 -0.1 0 1.3 -7.2 -84
2019 Cutter AZ R 127 87.9 28.1 0.1 0 3.5 1.4 67
2019 Changeup AZ R 261 84.5 32.0 0.2 1 11.4 -2.6 -19
2019 Slider AZ R 20 85.1 32.5 -4.1 -11 3.3 -1.5 -31
2019 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 548 93.8 15.4 0.8 5 8.6 0.3 4
2019 Sinker AZ R 1 96.0 13.8 -8.1 -37 9.8 -6.1 -38
2018 Sinker STL R 3 92.1 23.9 -0.1 0 14.7 -0.2 -2
2018 Changeup STL R 593 85.4 29.7 -2.7 -8 12.2 -1.9 -14
2018 4-Seam Fastball STL R 1,372 93.7 15.6 0.6 4 8.5 0.3 4
2018 Cutter STL R 113 87.0 28.9 -0.3 -1 2.9 0.7 29
2018 Curveball STL R 304 80.8 47.7 -4.2 -8 8.7 -0.5 -5
2017 4-Seam Fastball STL R 616 93.2 15.5 0.2 1 9.1 0.2 2
2017 Sinker STL R 10 93.2 21.4 -0.4 -2 15.4 0.2 1
2017 Curveball STL R 122 79.6 47.8 -4.4 -9 9.1 -0.5 -5
2017 Changeup STL R 267 84.3 29.9 -2.2 -7 10.9 -3.1 -22
2017 Cutter STL R 24 88.5 23.9 2.5 10 1.9 -0.1 -4
2016 Cutter STL R 64 88.4 26.1 1.7 6 0.8 -3.8 -124
2016 Curveball STL R 50 80.1 51.5 -0.4 -1 5.2 -5.6 -52
2016 4-Seam Fastball STL R 386 92.5 17.8 -0.3 -2 11.0 3.2 41
2016 Changeup STL R 161 83.9 32.5 -1.0 -3 13.1 0.2 1
! 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 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -13 984 43.6 249 .311 .543 .407 17.5 18.9 15.5 .289 .499 .372 47.1
2023 Changeup -1.3 -6 452 20.0 120 .316 .547 .383 32.3 26.7 21.5 .275 .412 .304 30.6
2023 Cutter 1.0 3 246 10.9 63 .218 .473 .330 25.4 23.8 24.6 .222 .436 .321 39.0
2023 Curveball -1.1 -3 243 10.8 48 .200 .578 .341 19.1 8.3 8.2 .295 .718 .434 46.3
2023 Slider -1.4 -3 242 10.7 56 .377 .679 .479 16.2 14.3 11.6 .339 .550 .396 42.2
2023 Sweeper -4.6 -4 91 4.0 27 .346 .654 .431 22.5 11.1 12.0 .326 .453 .352 41.7
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -9 426 59.1 103 .326 .477 .391 22.0 23.3 16.3 .310 .523 .406 51.6
2022 Changeup -0.4 -1 187 25.9 51 .306 .367 .317 29.0 25.5 20.0 .250 .321 .264 35.1
2022 Curveball -3.6 -2 67 9.3 11 .455 .455 .409 14.3 0.0 0.0 .394 .526 .402 36.4
2022 Slider 0.4 0 32 4.4 8 .500 .750 .538 12.5 0.0 0.0 .252 .409 .284 50.0
2022 Sinker 6.6 1 9 1.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 3 686 61.9 163 .224 .448 .328 20.5 19.6 15.6 .256 .491 .357 40.9
2021 Changeup -2.9 -10 333 30.0 93 .267 .556 .384 26.8 23.7 16.4 .256 .408 .298 44.1
2021 Slider 3.2 2 67 6.0 9 .111 .111 .100 31.0 22.2 16.7 .286 .518 .340 14.3
2021 Curveball 1.3 0 21 1.9 7 .143 .286 .179 57.1 85.7 60.0 .109 .134 .106 100.0
2021 Sinker 10.4 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -4 523 54.0 127 .313 .583 .411 20.2 22.8 16.5 .260 .509 .352 49.4
2020 Changeup 0.6 1 264 27.3 81 .227 .387 .298 34.9 29.6 20.5 .210 .350 .273 25.5
2020 Cutter -1.5 -1 76 7.9 14 .250 .667 .421 28.6 7.1 7.7 .305 .698 .455 54.5
2020 Curveball -2.4 -2 67 6.9 10 .500 .700 .520 5.0 0.0 0.0 .412 .577 .426 50.0
2020 Slider -3.4 -1 38 3.9 4 .500 .500 .450 14.3 25.0 16.7 .258 .272 .232 33.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 4 548 52.0 127 .239 .410 .312 21.3 29.1 20.9 .259 .471 .331 45.7
2019 Changeup 2.8 7 261 24.8 83 .169 .273 .226 34.5 25.3 19.8 .227 .349 .276 33.9
2019 Cutter -0.7 -1 127 12.1 28 .296 .481 .346 17.2 17.9 23.8 .265 .486 .326 36.4
2019 Curveball -0.4 0 96 9.1 14 .357 .429 .346 29.0 21.4 17.6 .356 .443 .341 54.5
2019 Slider 5.3 1 20 1.9 6 .167 .167 .150 44.4 33.3 100.0 .217 .300 .223 50.0
2019 Sinker 8.1 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 5 1,372 57.5 329 .272 .409 .351 20.5 22.8 17.7 .252 .416 .340 34.7
2018 Changeup -1.9 -11 593 24.9 176 .269 .467 .349 28.1 19.3 15.9 .241 .403 .296 32.8
2018 Curveball -2.7 -8 304 12.7 77 .315 .562 .413 18.6 13.0 16.1 .308 .537 .379 44.4
2018 Cutter 0.2 0 113 4.7 23 .273 .273 .265 12.5 8.7 10.0 .323 .390 .325 25.0
2018 Sinker 23.4 1 3 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .239 .241 .221 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 6 616 58.9 126 .254 .412 .327 23.7 35.7 24.3 .260 .427 .325 46.5
2017 Changeup 1.7 4 267 25.5 86 .203 .253 .241 25.2 27.9 19.0 .193 .235 .227 16.4
2017 Curveball -3.7 -5 122 11.7 27 .296 .407 .374 20.0 7.4 11.1 .200 .366 .235 28.0
2017 Cutter -4.5 -1 24 2.3 5 .600 .800 .610 11.1 0.0 0.0 .397 .710 .468 40.0
2017 Sinker -33.4 -3 10 1.0 4 .750 2.250 1.225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .462 1.267 .707 100.0
! 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 Changeup 435 86.1 76 15.8 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Curveball 242 81.6 52 9.2 7:30 6:30 60
2023 Cutter 244 90.3 65 12.5 12:15 11:45 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 974 94.0 92 17.4 12:45 1:00 -15
2023 Slider 238 86.5 37 6.7 11:45 11:00 45
2023 Sweeper 90 83.2 52 10.6 7:30 8:00 -30
2022 Changeup 173 86.9 79 16.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Curveball 66 82.4 60 11.7 7:30 7:00 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 405 94.8 92 18.3 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Slider 31 87.1 39 5.4 11:30 10:45 45
2021 Changeup 328 85.3 86 16.5 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Curveball 21 78.0 52 10.4 7:15 7:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 684 93.6 95 18.7 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 67 87.3 54 10.0 12:00 11:15 45
2020 Changeup 251 84.7 89 17.0 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Curveball 64 79.1 68 12.2 7:00 6:30 30
2020 Cutter 64 89.3 63 12.1 12:00 11:30 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 497 94.0 98 19.5 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 38 86.4 51 8.6 11:45 11:00 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 167 682 -3 -1 -5 -3 -12
2017 248 1,039 5 2 -3 -3 2
2018 606 2,385 -2 19 -23 -8 -13
2019 259 1,053 5 15 -4 -4 11
2020 236 968 -3 6 -8 -2 -7
2021 272 1,109 2 3 -5 -3 -3
2022 174 721 -2 -1 -5 -3 -11
2023 563 2,258 -12 6 -15 -7 -27
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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 %
2016 682 47.7 68.6 81.2 26.6 65.3 40.3 56.3 46.6 22.0 7.6 78.8
2017 1,046 50.7 68.9 81.0 23.8 62.3 46.9 59.9 46.7 23.4 6.9 81.9
2018 2,386 50.6 68.0 81.1 24.7 65.3 45.2 60.1 46.6 22.2 7.0 81.3
2019 1,053 48.1 68.6 79.3 27.2 58.4 41.3 62.2 47.1 25.6 6.3 86.4
2020 968 50.7 72.1 80.5 23.1 56.4 44.9 60.2 47.9 24.8 7.7 86.7
2021 1,109 52.4 70.4 79.7 30.3 65.0 43.2 63.6 51.3 23.6 7.9 85.2
2022 721 49.1 75.7 84.0 30.8 60.2 42.2 55.7 52.8 22.8 6.0 88.4
2023 2,258 50.7 69.0 81.9 24.9 66.8 44.4 60.2 47.3 21.6 7.9 82.0
Player 10,223 50.3 69.6 81.1 25.9 63.3 44.0 60.2 47.9 23.0 7.2 83.2
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
2016 42 49 11 66
2017 76 63 70 71 79 72 56 71 39 86 77 44 13 55 53 11 33
2018 24 23 26 31 27 24 51 63 53 35 39 34 14 62 75 17 40
2019 55 39 39 47 65 69 64 17 12 70 89 51 26 62 64 14 21
2020 33 36 20 19 53 6 22 24 21 50 62 37 15 63 91 18 24
2021 30 30 22 17 52 47 21 21 28 42 65 29 72 51 93 18
2022 68 85 27 7
2023 9 7 7 11 21 11 20 41 27 22 70 15 11 49 85 17 8
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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 22.7 7 6.4 1 1 3 4 57.1
2017 22.7 7 6.0 1 3 3 4 57.1
2018 23.5 19 21.1 -2 11 11 12 63.2
2019 22.2 6 8.5 -3 7 9 2 33.3
2020 22.7 10 12.5 -3 7 10 5 50.0
2021 23.1 11 11.7 -1 1 10 4 36.4
2022 26.3 1 2.6 -2 3 3 1 100.0
2023 22.9 29 24.3 5 8 23 7 24.1
Player 23.0 90 93.1 -3 41 72 39 43.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 6 7 8 7 5 7 7 5 5 6 7 7 7 5 7 5 5 7 7 7 5 8 7 7 5 7 8 7 6 4
2017 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 5 5 5 6 7 5 6 6 5 5 5 7 6 6 7 6 8 5 5 6 7 6 7 5
2018 19 26 16 22 22 19 22 20 21 17 20 27 25 18 19 21 20 19 20 25 23 23 28 23 18 18 19 23 24 22 14
2019 6 13 5 11 11 10 12 8 10 3 8 12 9 5 9 9 6 6 4 12 6 11 13 14 6 6 8 11 8 7 3
2020 10 15 10 14 12 13 14 12 8 8 10 13 12 11 13 13 14 11 15 14 15 15 19 11 10 10 10 13 16 13 10
2021 11 13 7 13 12 13 14 13 9 8 12 14 12 9 13 13 11 12 12 12 11 10 14 13 13 10 12 13 12 12 9
2022 1 5 1 3 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 4 3 2 3 2 4 2 1 5 2 7 4 2 1 4 3 5 2 2
2023 29 20 21 23 27 24 28 20 23 21 23 27 23 22 26 26 27 19 28 28 26 27 31 31 20 20 27 24 25 22 20
Player 90 105 73 100 98 91 105 89 82 68 86 108 97 81 93 97 90 81 95 105 99 100 126 111 81 75 93 102 103 91 67
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.0 93.0 1.0 93.2 0.2 92.7 -0.5 93.4 0.7 93.6 0.2 94.9 1.3 93.3 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 84.3 0.4 85.4 1.1 84.5 -0.9 84.7 0.2 85.4 0.7 86.9 1.5 86.1 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 80.1 79.6 -0.5 80.8 1.2 82.0 1.2 81.7 -0.3 85.1 3.4 83.9 -1.2 83.9 0.0
Exit Velocity 89.6 86.3 -3.3 87.9 1.6 89.9 2.0 89.8 -0.1 90.1 0.3 91.5 1.4 89.3 -2.2
Launch Angle 14.7 7.7 -7.0 12.8 5.1 14.6 1.8 19.3 4.7 14.5 -4.8 11.2 -3.3 15.4 4.2
Barrel % 5.6 5.6 0.0 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.0 9.3 3.0 9.4 0.1 10.8 1.4 9.8 -1.0
Hard Hit % 34.3 34.4 0.1 35.0 0.6 41.4 6.4 42.0 0.6 41.4 -0.6 45.0 3.6 42.0 -3.0
Sweet Spot % 50.0 33.3 -16.7 37.4 4.1 34.5 -2.9 36.4 1.9 36.1 -0.3 40.0 3.9 40.2 0.2
xBA .310 .235 -0.075 .259 0.024 .253 -0.006 .252 -0.001 .253 0.001 .292 0.039 .286 -0.006
BA .311 .254 -0.057 .277 0.023 .227 -0.050 .292 0.065 .233 -0.059 .335 0.102 .301 -0.034
xwOBA .373 .288 -0.085 .331 0.043 .309 -0.022 .333 0.024 .328 -0.005 .356 0.028 .357 0.001
wOBA .370 .301 -0.069 .340 0.039 .274 -0.066 .368 0.094 .317 -0.051 .367 0.050 .385 0.018
xSLG .492 .373 -0.119 .427 0.054 .426 -0.001 .464 0.038 .452 -0.012 .450 -0.002 .494 0.044
SLG .507 .392 -0.115 .441 0.049 .368 -0.073 .523 0.155 .470 -0.053 .452 -0.018 .559 0.107
K% 26.9 28.6 1.7 19.9 -8.7 26.5 6.6 23.3 -3.2 22.5 -0.8 21.8 -0.7 19.4 -2.4
BB% 7.2 6.7