Michael Plassmeyer
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 197LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 4, #118, Seattle Mariners | Missouri
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 3.68 2 0 0 7.1 7 1.36
2023 0 1 22.09 1 1 0 3.2 4 2.18
2 Seasons 0 2 9.82 3 1 0 11 11 1.64
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 2 0-1 3.68 7.1 7 1.36
2023 1 0-1 22.09 3.2 4 2.18
2 Seasons 3 0-2 9.82 11 11 1.64
MLB Percentile Rankings

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2022 25 99 21 2 9.5 6.9 86.3 104.6 13.6 38.1 .311 .475 .365 .353 .460 33.3 24.1 3.4 3.68 5.35
2023 26 85 16 5 31.3 21.7 89.3 108.1 22.0 43.8 .363 .825 .564 .525 .618 43.8 17.4 0.0 22.09 15.59
Player 184 37 7 18.9 13.5 87.6 108.1 17.4 40.5 .333 .624 .453 .431 .530 37.8 21.2 1.9
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Plassmeyer relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(61.2%) ,
Changeup
(23.5%) ,
Slider
(15.3%) ,


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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
2022 47.6 23.8 28.6 0.0 52.4 28.6 19.0 0.0 38.1 14.3 28.6 4.8 9.5 6.9
2023 31.3 43.8 12.5 12.5 37.5 31.3 31.3 6.3 18.8 25.0 18.8 0.0 31.3 21.7
Player 40.5 32.4 21.6 5.4 45.9 29.7 24.3 2.7 29.7 18.9 24.3 2.7 18.9 13.5
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.

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 4-Seam Fastball PHI L 52 88.8 17.2 2.8 14 10.0 1.3 15
2023 Slider PHI L 13 76.4 47.6 -0.6 -1 16.2 4.4 38
2023 Changeup PHI L 20 83.1 37.2 1.8 5 17.2 3.2 23
2022 Slider PHI L 15 75.9 46.9 0.7 1 8.2 -4.0 -33
2022 4-Seam Fastball PHI L 57 89.2 18.8 -0.7 -4 7.9 -0.1 -1
2022 Changeup PHI L 27 82.5 37.5 2.8 8 16.5 2.0 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -9.9 -5 52 61.2 12 .455 1.273 .708 25.8 25.0 25.0 .345 .941 .544 50.0
2023 Changeup -0.2 0 20 23.5 6 .167 .167 .300 33.3 16.7 12.5 .287 .490 .330 40.0
2023 Slider -20.0 -3 13 15.3 5 .667 1.000 .710 14.3 0.0 0.0 .579 1.074 .699 33.3
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -1 57 57.6 14 .462 .846 .564 14.3 14.3 15.4 .432 .749 .522 54.5
2022 Changeup 6.4 2 27 27.3 10 .100 .100 .090 37.5 30.0 27.3 .176 .199 .163 14.3
2022 Slider -1.8 0 15 15.2 5 .400 .400 .225 50.0 40.0 66.7 .255 .277 .238 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 Changeup 17 82.9 88 18.8 10:00 9:15 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 51 88.8 81 20.0 10:30 11:00 -30
2023 Slider 12 76.3 45 17.4 4:00 3:15 45
2022 Changeup 26 82.5 88 17.8 10:00 9:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 57 89.2 78 17.0 10:30 11:00 -30
2022 Slider 15 75.9 40 9.1 4:00 3:15 45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 %
2022 99 46.5 63.0 82.8 37.7 50.0 40.4 62.1 49.5 30.6 6.1 83.3
2023 85 48.2 78.0 78.1 34.1 66.7 35.3 43.5 55.3 25.5 9.4 100.0
Player 184 47.3 70.1 80.3 36.1 57.1 38.0 53.8 52.2 28.1 7.6 92.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 22.5 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2023 25.7 3 3.0 0 1 1 2 66.7
Player 24.9 4 4.0 0 1 1 3 75.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2023 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.2 88.8 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 82.5 83.1 0.6
Breaking Velocity 75.9 76.4 0.5
Exit Velocity 86.3 89.3 3.0
Launch Angle 13.6 22.0 8.4
Barrel % 9.5 31.3 21.8
Hard Hit % 33.3 43.8 10.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.1 43.8 5.7
xBA .311 .363 0.052
BA .321 .400 0.079
xwOBA .353 .525 0.172
wOBA .365 .564 0.199
xSLG .475 .826 0.351
SLG .500 .900 0.400
K% 24.1 17.4 -6.7
BB% 3.4 0.0 -3.4
Swing % 49.5 55.3 5.8
Whiff% 30.6 25.5 -5.1
In Zone % 46.5 48.2 1.7
Out of Zone % 53.5 51.8 -1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 37.7 34.1 -3.6
First Pitch Swing % 41.4 34.8 -6.6
First Pitch Strike % 62.1 43.5 -18.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 29 .365 27 4 14.8 2 2 100.0
2023 Shades 23 .564 16 0 0.0 7 0 0.0
! 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 %
2022 37 19.1 8.1% 2.7% 11 22.3 0.0% 0.0%
2023 16 15.5 37.5% 0.0% 15 19.6 0.0% 6.7%
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