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Michael Saunders
LF | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 34

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

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 .701
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2017 .202 6 21 0 .600
9 Seasons .232 81 263 55 .701

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 29 159 21 1 4.8 91.3 106.3 -4.1 14.3 .174 .257 .242 .257 .278 42.1 27.8 13.9
2016 30 2383 337 26 7.7 90 110.4 11.1 33.2 .232 .401 .348 .316 .394 45 28.1 10.6
2017 31 985 163 11 6.7 85.9 108.3 11.9 26.4 .224 .363 .256 .276 .333 32.1 23.5 6.4
3527 521 38 7.3 88.8 110.4 10.8 30.3 .227 .384 .317 .302 .370 40.9 26.8 9.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2017 Fastballs 609 62.1 149 136 28 18 5 0 5 25 111 .206 .239 .353 .410 .274 .311 86.4 12 14.8 16.7
2017 Breaking 249 25.4 50 49 11 5 4 2 0 17 32 .224 .230 .388 .354 .262 .258 87.1 14 33.1 19.5
2017 Offspeed 123 12.5 31 31 4 3 0 0 1 13 18 .129 .142 .226 .172 .149 .136 80.0 7 44.1 26.0
2016 Fastballs 1369 58.1 329 278 82 47 17 3 15 64 218 .295 .271 .540 .474 .396 .369 91.2 11 20.7 17.4
2016 Breaking 645 27.4 132 124 23 11 7 0 5 60 64 .185 .166 .363 .268 .257 .216 86.2 16 40.2 25.3
2016 Offspeed 344 14.6 88 82 16 6 8 0 2 31 51 .195 .217 .366 .385 .266 .285 86.5 2 41.3 31.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 76.2 9.5 14.3 0 42.9 38.1 19 0 57.1 4.8 19 0 4.8
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
2017 45.4 25.8 19.6 9.2 36.2 43.6 20.2 4.9 35 25.8 23.3 3.1 6.7
44.1 24.4 25 6.5 37 39.2 23.8 3.8 34.2 23.4 22.5 7.1 7.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Knuckleball -10.7 -1 9 0.9 3 0 0 0 40 66.7 100 .083 .101 .075 0
2017 Splitter -8.3 -1 12 1.2 5 0 0 0 66.7 80 44.4 .096 .107 .088 0
2017 Cutter -3.4 -2 56 5.7 16 .25 .5 .316 32.3 25 28.6 .187 .376 .234 25
2017 Curveball 0.1 0 121 12.3 19 .211 .316 .226 32 26.3 14.3 .25 .371 .267 28.6
2017 Changeup -3.4 -4 111 11.3 26 .154 .269 .181 40.7 34.6 22 .15 .184 .145 11.8
2017 Slider -0.6 -1 119 12.1 28 .259 .481 .325 33.3 35.7 20 .232 .371 .272 23.5
2017 Sinker -1.8 -4 217 22 56 .188 .292 .293 11.4 12.5 14.9 .277 .467 .369 41.5
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -4 336 34.1 77 .208 .361 .273 13.4 18.2 15.7 .225 .38 .285 36.2
! 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 1366 -8 -9 6 4 -7
2011 178 761 -11 -14 2 1 -21
2012 546 2154 6 -17 7 9 5
2013 461 1868 -8 -11 12 6 -1
2014 258 1014 -3 0 6 3 7
2015 34 148 -1 1 1 0 0
2016 571 2450 -5 -10 10 9 4
2017 231 983 -4 -19 5 4 -15
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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 48 59.2 88.1 24.7 47.4 45.3 33.3 43.4 23.2 6.1 55.6
2016 2383 47.4 68.2 80.5 23.2 44.4 43.2 27.1 44.7 29.1 7.1 83.4
2017 985 47 71.4 84.8 26.9 55 43.6 16.2 47.9 23.7 7.7 84.2
3527 47.3 68.7 82.1 24.3 47.9 43.4 24.3 45.5 27.3 7.3 82.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 29
2016 44 19 41 53 46 55 60 66 88 10 81 15 50
2017 63
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.3 90 -1.3 -4.1 undefined undefined
Launch Angle -4.1 11.1 15.2 0.8 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.8 7.7 2.9 -1 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 42.1 45 2.9 -12.9 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 14.3 33.2 18.9 -6.8 undefined undefined
xBA .174 .232 0.058 -0.008 undefined undefined
BA .194 .253 0.059 -0.051 undefined undefined
xwOBA .257 .316 0.059 -0.04 undefined undefined
wOBA .242 .348 0.106 -0.092 undefined undefined
xSLG .257 .401 0.144 -0.038 undefined undefined
SLG .194 .478 0.284 -0.134 undefined undefined
K% 27.8 28.1 0.3 -4.6 undefined undefined
BB% 13.9 10.6 -3.3 -4.2 undefined undefined
Swing % 43.4 44.7 1.3 3.2 undefined undefined
Whiff% 23.2 29.1 5.9 -5.4 undefined undefined
In Zone % 48 47.4 -0.6 -0.4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52 52.6 0.6 0.4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 24.7 23.2 -1.5 3.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 27.1 -6.2 -10.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 69.4 55.2 -14.2 -4.3 undefined undefined
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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

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