Michael Busch
1B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 1, #31, Los Angeles Dodgers | North Carolina
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 81 72 9 12 2 1 .167 .247 .292 .539
2024 243 208 33 55 9 1 .264 .358 .462 .820
2 Seasons 324 280 42 67 11 2 .239 .330 .418 .748
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .167 2 1 .539
2024 .264 9 1 .820
2 Seasons .239 11 2 .748
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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 25 353 46 3 6.5 3.7 89.1 108.3 4.7 15.2 .182 .341 .241 .264 .343 50.0 33.3 9.9
2024 26 1024 131 17 13.0 7.0 89.1 109.0 19.5 42.0 .224 .456 .358 .337 .455 38.2 32.6 12.4
Player 1377 177 20 11.3 6.2 89.1 109.0 15.6 35.0 .213 .426 .329 .318 .426 41.2 32.8 11.8
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 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 58.7 30.4 8.7 2.2 34.8 39.1 26.1 4.3 47.8 21.7 13.0 6.5 6.5 3.7
2024 31.3 34.4 27.5 6.9 35.1 36.6 28.2 6.1 19.8 29.0 23.7 8.4 13.0 7.0
Player 38.4 33.3 22.6 5.6 35.0 37.3 27.7 5.6 27.1 27.1 20.9 7.9 11.3 6.2
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 4.8
! 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 0.4 2 376 36.7 90 .224 .434 .356 25.4 28.9 20.3 .229 .516 .366 43.1
2024 Slider -0.2 0 153 14.9 40 .171 .286 .259 54.7 52.5 35.6 .113 .258 .223 35.7
2024 Changeup -1.5 -2 115 11.2 26 .182 .364 .302 44.3 30.8 22.9 .215 .501 .359 35.7
2024 Curveball -0.2 0 100 9.8 20 .316 .474 .325 22.5 35.0 18.4 .233 .429 .271 23.1
2024 Sinker 0.5 0 93 9.1 25 .409 .500 .436 23.8 24.0 26.1 .317 .474 .381 50.0
2024 Cutter 2.6 2 91 8.9 22 .421 .684 .505 22.5 22.7 33.3 .289 .458 .371 14.3
2024 Sweeper 3.2 2 60 5.9 12 .333 1.000 .579 47.6 33.3 23.5 .263 .696 .471 60.0
2024 Split-Finger 1.2 0 33 3.2 5 .250 .500 .250 22.2 40.0 12.5 .101 .178 .149 66.7
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -2 123 34.8 26 .091 .136 .163 27.6 46.2 28.6 .112 .203 .193 54.5
2023 Slider -1.1 -1 58 16.4 11 .182 .455 .264 42.4 36.4 17.4 .289 .579 .364 57.1
2023 Changeup 0.3 0 47 13.3 12 .200 .300 .296 23.1 16.7 13.3 .199 .349 .310 25.0
2023 Sinker -2.6 -1 37 10.5 11 .111 .111 .209 12.5 9.1 10.0 .227 .293 .312 37.5
2023 Curveball 2.5 1 34 9.6 8 .286 .714 .450 42.9 50.0 30.8 .141 .279 .241 66.7
2023 Cutter -4.2 -1 22 6.2 3 .333 .333 .300 44.4 33.3 33.3 .092 .116 .086 100.0
2023 Sweeper -3.5 -1 16 4.5 4 .250 .500 .313 16.7 0.0 0.0 .328 1.083 .567 50.0
2023 Split-Finger 1.9 0 9 2.5 3 .333 .333 .300 50.0 66.7 28.6 .117 .124 .107 100.0
2023 Screwball 6.4 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 81 352 -1 -8 2 1 -5
2024 241 1,024 0 -9 9 4 5
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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 353 45.0 70.4 77.7 29.4 52.6 46.5 33.3 47.9 30.2 6.8 62.5
2024 1,024 47.6 67.8 75.5 24.0 46.5 44.8 30.7 44.8 32.2 7.2 83.8
Player 1,377 46.9 68.4 76.0 25.4 48.4 45.2 31.4 45.6 31.7 7.1 78.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 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 37 38
2024 68 16 73 88 55 70 85 49 51 39 5 90 10 72 47 88 1 19 50
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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 20.3 2 1.2 1 1 2 0 0.0
2024 21.8 9 9.0 0 2 6 5 55.6
Player 21.5 11 10.2 1 3 8 5 45.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 2
2024 9 9 9 8 9 10 9 9 6 7 8 10 10 8 7 8 8 8 8 9 11 9 11 11 10 9 8 10 11 10 10
Player 11 11 9 9 10 11 10 11 7 8 9 12 11 9 9 9 10 10 9 11 13 9 13 13 11 9 8 10 13 11 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 89.1 89.1 0.0
Launch Angle 4.7 19.5 14.8
Barrel % 6.5 13.0 6.5
Hard Hit % 50.0 38.2 -11.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 15.2 42.0 26.8
xBA .182 .224 0.042
BA .167 .266 0.099
xwOBA .264 .337 0.073
wOBA .241 .358 0.117
xSLG .341 .456 0.115
SLG .292 .464 0.172
K% 33.3 32.6 -0.7
BB% 9.9 12.4 2.5
Swing % 47.9 44.8 -3.1
Whiff% 30.2 32.2 2.0
In Zone % 45.0 47.6 2.6
Out of Zone % 55.0 52.4 -2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 29.4 24.0 -5.4
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 30.7 -2.6
First Pitch Strike % 56.8 58.5 1.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades L 81 44 54.3 .292 .197
2024 Shades L 241 132 54.8 .380 .340
! 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 106 14.8 50.9% 0.0% 47 19.2 4.3% 0.0%
2024 260 15.6 42.3% 0.4% 164 18.6 5.5% 0.6%
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