Masataka Yoshida
LF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 8" 192LBS | Age: 30
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 580 537 71 155 15 8 .289 .338 .445 .783
2024 97 87 12 23 2 0 .264 .340 .368 .708
2 Seasons 677 624 83 178 17 8 .285 .338 .434 .772
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .289 15 8 .783
2024 .264 2 0 .708
2 Seasons .285 17 8 .772
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2023 29 2197 458 30 6.6 5.2 89.0 112.3 3.9 29.5 .273 .425 .339 .325 .350 40.6 14.0 5.9
2024 30 392 74 2 2.7 2.1 88.0 108.4 8.3 31.1 .251 .364 .320 .309 .311 35.1 13.4 7.2
Player 2589 532 32 6.0 4.7 88.8 112.3 4.5 29.7 .270 .417 .336 .323 .344 39.8 13.9 6.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 55.0 19.4 21.4 4.1 35.4 35.2 29.5 3.9 41.9 17.2 25.8 3.9 6.6 5.2
2024 47.3 23.0 23.0 6.8 41.9 33.8 24.3 4.1 35.1 23.0 25.7 9.5 2.7 2.1
Player 53.9 19.9 21.6 4.5 36.3 35.0 28.8 3.9 41.0 18.0 25.8 4.7 6.0 4.7
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -1 134 34.2 34 .286 .286 .335 11.6 11.8 14.8 .286 .443 .380 33.3
2024 Slider 3.3 2 66 16.8 13 .455 .455 .454 20.0 7.7 5.3 .414 .487 .439 50.0
2024 Sinker 2.2 1 59 15.1 21 .263 .632 .402 6.7 0.0 0.0 .198 .322 .267 31.6
2024 Changeup 0.0 0 38 9.7 10 .300 .400 .305 16.7 10.0 10.0 .288 .344 .274 33.3
2024 Curveball -2.5 -1 33 8.4 7 .143 .143 .129 27.8 57.1 26.7 .094 .108 .087 33.3
2024 Sweeper -3.2 -1 22 5.6 4 .000 .000 .000 12.5 50.0 28.6 .124 .142 .117 50.0
2024 Cutter -4.8 -1 22 5.6 6 .000 .000 .150 20.0 0.0 0.0 .162 .302 .201 16.7
2024 Split-Finger -1.0 0 15 3.8 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 14.3 -- -- .000 --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 9 723 32.9 205 .369 .556 .445 9.7 8.8 11.3 .325 .497 .382 47.9
2023 Sinker -0.5 -2 317 14.4 91 .291 .395 .334 11.9 13.2 17.9 .231 .305 .257 32.4
2023 Slider -0.5 -2 313 14.2 75 .217 .377 .279 30.1 24.0 16.7 .217 .316 .256 50.0
2023 Changeup 1.0 3 292 13.3 69 .270 .492 .375 26.4 11.6 9.4 .276 .478 .354 34.5
2023 Curveball -0.4 -1 219 10.0 55 .269 .404 .313 24.5 21.8 16.4 .283 .479 .343 39.0
2023 Cutter -3.6 -7 183 8.3 45 .122 .171 .178 14.8 13.3 17.6 .206 .327 .268 20.0
2023 Sweeper 1.7 1 78 3.6 18 .167 .444 .250 27.8 27.8 16.7 .189 .400 .245 23.1
2023 Split-Finger 3.1 1 47 2.1 18 .294 .294 .289 25.0 11.1 10.5 .293 .428 .332 46.7
2023 Slurve -0.4 0 14 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .474 1.265 .692 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 580 2,197 -14 -2 12 8 5
2024 97 392 -1 -3 3 2 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 2,197 51.2 58.6 86.5 27.3 71.0 42.8 15.0 43.3 18.3 8.6 68.6
2024 392 50.0 59.7 88.9 22.4 70.5 40.8 14.4 41.1 16.1 9.9 61.5
Player 2,589 51.0 58.7 86.9 26.6 70.9 42.5 14.9 43.0 18.0 8.8 67.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2023 51 80 48 37 49 54 31 42 79 49 93 17 86 57 22 52
2024 45 19
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 22.0 15 14.6 0 10 16 3 20.0
2024 22.7 2 2.7 -1 0 2 1 50.0
Player 22.1 17 17.3 0 10 18 4 23.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 15 15 9 15 15 12 15 14 10 11 12 13 16 14 17 17 20 13 19 18 15 14 25 20 11 10 17 14 16 12 10
2024 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2
Player 17 17 12 17 18 15 18 17 13 13 15 16 18 17 20 20 22 15 22 21 18 17 28 23 13 12 20 17 19 15 12
! 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 2023 2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.0 88.0 -1.0
Launch Angle 3.9 8.3 4.4
Barrel % 6.6 2.7 -3.9
Hard Hit % 40.6 35.1 -5.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 29.5 31.1 1.6
xBA .273 .251 -0.022
BA .289 .264 -0.025
xwOBA .325 .309 -0.016
wOBA .339 .320 -0.019
xSLG .425 .364 -0.061
SLG .445 .368 -0.077
K% 14.0 13.4 -0.6
BB% 5.9 7.2 1.3
Swing % 43.3 41.1 -2.2
Whiff% 18.3 16.1 -2.2
In Zone % 51.2 50.0 -1.2
Out of Zone % 48.8 50.0 1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 27.3 22.4 -4.9
First Pitch Swing % 15.0 14.4 -0.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.5 52.6 -6.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades L 580 183 31.6 .334 .347
2024 Shades L 97 45 46.4 .367 .264
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2023 677 14.9 52.9% 0.0% 418 18.2 7.7% 0.5%
2024 94 15.0 48.9% 0.0% 72 18.2 6.9% 0.0%
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