Michael Saunders
LF | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 11, #333, Seattle Mariners | Lambrick Park Ss (BC)

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2017 234 218 26 44 6 21 0 .202 .256 .344 .600
9 Seasons 2747 2455 324 570 81 263 55 .232 .305 .397 .702
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2017 .202 6 21 0 .600
9 Seasons .232 81 263 55 .702

Statcast Batting 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%
2015 28 159 21 1 4.8 2.8 91.3 106.3 -4.1 14.3 .192 .284 .242 .281 .324 38.1 27.8 13.9
2016 29 2383 337 26 7.7 4.7 90.0 110.4 11.1 33.2 .234 .404 .348 .318 .398 44.5 28.1 10.6
2017 30 985 163 11 6.7 4.7 85.9 108.3 11.9 26.4 .226 .367 .256 .278 .337 32.1 23.5 6.4
Player 3527 521 38 7.3 4.6 88.8 110.4 10.8 30.3 .230 .388 .317 .305 .377 40.4 26.8 9.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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
2015 76.2 9.5 14.3 0.0 42.9 38.1 19.0 0.0 57.1 4.8 19.0 0.0 4.8 2.8
2016 41.5 24.6 28.2 5.6 37.1 37.1 25.8 3.6 32.3 23.4 22.3 9.5 7.7 4.7
2017 45.4 25.8 19.6 9.2 36.2 43.6 20.2 4.9 35.0 25.8 23.3 3.1 6.7 4.7
Player 44.1 24.4 25.0 6.5 37.0 39.2 23.8 3.8 34.2 23.4 22.5 7.1 7.3 4.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2017 4-Seamer -1.2 -4 336 34.1 77 .208 .361 .273 13.4 18.2 15.7 .225 .380 .285 36.2
2017 Sinker -1.9 -4 217 22.0 56 .188 .292 .293 11.4 12.5 14.9 .277 .467 .369 41.5
2017 Curveball 0.0 0 121 12.3 19 .211 .316 .226 32.0 26.3 14.3 .250 .371 .267 28.6
2017 Slider -0.7 -1 119 12.1 28 .259 .481 .325 33.3 35.7 20.0 .232 .371 .272 23.5
2017 Changeup -3.5 -4 111 11.3 26 .154 .269 .181 40.7 34.6 22.0 .150 .184 .145 11.8
2017 Cutter -3.5 -2 56 5.7 16 .250 .500 .337 32.3 25.0 28.6 .199 .401 .249 25.0
2017 Splitter -8.3 -1 12 1.2 5 .000 .000 .000 66.7 80.0 44.4 .096 .107 .088 0.0
2017 Knuckleball -10.7 -1 9 0.9 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 66.7 100.0 .083 .101 .075 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 129 510 -4 -8 1 1 -10
2010 326 1,366 -9 -9 6 4 -8
2011 178 761 -11 -14 2 1 -22
2012 546 2,154 6 -18 7 9 4
2013 461 1,868 -8 -12 11 6 -2
2014 258 1,014 -3 1 6 3 8
2015 36 159 -2 1 1 0 0
2016 578 2,466 -5 -10 10 9 5
2017 231 983 -5 -20 4 4 -16
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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 %
2015 159 50.3 62.5 86.0 24.1 47.4 44.0 33.3 43.4 23.2 7.5 66.7
2016 2,383 47.6 68.3 80.3 23.2 44.5 43.2 27.1 44.7 29.1 7.1 83.5
2017 985 47.0 71.4 84.8 26.9 55.0 43.6 16.3 47.9 23.7 7.6 84.0
Player 3,527 47.5 68.9 81.8 24.3 47.9 43.3 24.3 45.5 27.3 7.3 82.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! 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
2015 49 29
2016 40 16 38 51 45 55 60 66 77 88 10 81 15 84 50
2017 62 63
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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 23.8 25 20.0 5 14 18 5 20.0
2017 23.3 6 7.1 -1 5 6 3 50.0
Player 23.7 31 27.1 4 19 24 8 25.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 25 18 31 16 19 21 18 21 24 16 19 18 13 17 21 24 22 22 15 22 35 10 16 20 19 24 25 18 14 16 27
2017 6 9 11 9 6 8 5 8 7 6 8 8 5 5 5 8 7 10 4 5 9 5 5 8 10 6 9 5 6 7 8
Player 31 27 42 25 25 29 23 29 31 22 27 26 18 22 26 32 29 32 19 27 44 15 21 28 29 30 34 23 20 23 35
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.3 90 -1.3 -4.1
Launch Angle -4.1 11.1 15.2 0.8
Barrel % 4.8 7.7 2.9 -1
Hard Hit % 38.1 44.5 6.4 -12.4
Sweet Spot % 14.3 33.2 18.9 -6.8
xBA .192 .234 0.042 -0.008
BA .194 .253 0.059 -0.051
xwOBA .281 .318 0.037 -0.04
wOBA .242 .348 0.106 -0.092
xSLG .284 .404 0.12 -0.037
SLG .194 .478 0.284 -0.134
K% 27.8 28.1 0.3 -4.6
BB% 13.9 10.6 -3.3 -4.2
Swing % 43.4 44.7 1.3 3.2
Whiff% 23.2 29.1 5.9 -5.4
In Zone % 50.3 47.6 -2.7 -0.6
Out of Zone % 49.7 52.4 2.7 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 24.1 23.2 -0.9 3.7
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 27.1 -6.2 -10.8
First Pitch Strike % 69.4 55.2 -14.2 -4.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 544 233 42.8 .351 .324
2017 L 231 91 39.4 .274 .232

Pitch Tempo