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Mike Fiers
Popularity: ↑ 26%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 211LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 22, #676, Milwaukee Brewers | Nova Southeastern
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 6 3 4.58 11 11 0 59.0 37 1.37
10 Seasons 75 62 4.04 216 197 0 1141.2 990 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 6-3 4.58 59.0 37 1.37
10 Seasons 216 75-62 4.04 1141.2 990 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 3042 511 30 5.9 87.9 15.6 34.6 .233 .393 .308 .307 .370 29.4 23.7 8.4 3.69 3.72
2016 2771 541 33 6.1 89.8 12.2 35.5 .277 .452 .342 .338 .390 39.2 18.5 5.8 4.48 4.67
2017 2630 449 36 8.0 86.5 12.9 33.0 .257 .445 .354 .343 .397 32.8 21.8 9.2 5.22 4.92
2018 2683 530 55 10.4 89.8 16.8 33.0 .258 .488 .319 .343 .405 37.4 19.5 5.2 3.56 4.88
2019 2899 566 41 7.2 88.1 15.8 31.6 .266 .473 .303 .343 .382 38.3 16.7 7.0 3.90 5.09
2020 916 200 15 7.5 88.6 20.3 33.5 .261 .449 .326 .320 .342 33.5 14.4 6.2 4.58 4.71
ALL 14941 2797 210 7.5 88.5 15.1 33.5 .259 .450 .325 .334 .385 35.4 19.6 7.1
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Fiers relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(31.6%) ,
Slider
(28.6%) ,
Changeup
(16%) ,
Curveball
(12.2%) ,
Sinker
(11.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 289 147 142 31.6 88.0 88 83 17 10 4 0 3 15 69 .205 .206 .361 .373 .252 .259 89.7 23 2158 11.5 16.0
2020 Slider 262 121 141 28.6 84.4 51 47 16 13 2 0 1 2 45 .340 .245 .447 .375 .363 .289 87.4 26 2278 12.5 16.7
2020 Changeup 147 36 111 16.0 82.1 53 48 16 11 2 1 2 8 40 .333 .341 .542 .563 .394 .400 83.0 7 1862 23.9 15.7
2020 Curveball 112 56 56 12.2 72.6 24 21 3 2 0 0 1 7 14 .143 .222 .286 .418 .242 .311 88.8 20 2675 29.7 15.2
2020 Sinker 106 65 41 11.6 88.2 41 37 13 10 1 0 2 5 32 .351 .319 .541 .584 .404 .390 90.4 19 2138 8.3 22.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 929 489 440 32.7 90.4 222 204 50 32 5 0 13 43 163 .245 .275 .461 .554 .316 .367 91.8 21 2322 17.1 13.9
2019 Sinker 556 389 167 19.6 90.2 141 120 33 24 2 1 6 15 108 .275 .300 .458 .559 .353 .401 85.5 16 2256 11.4 14.3
2019 Slider 502 305 197 17.7 85.7 115 106 31 22 5 0 4 9 100 .292 .284 .453 .447 .329 .335 86.5 17 2481 19.0 11.8
2019 Curveball 494 215 279 17.4 74.0 121 117 19 15 3 0 1 37 80 .162 .215 .214 .311 .177 .242 86.9 5 2781 29.6 15.2
2019 Changeup 356 93 263 12.5 84.1 136 121 28 18 4 1 5 19 103 .231 .257 .405 .440 .305 .336 87.4 14 1933 15.5 15.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Sinker OAK R 106 88.2 21.9 -3.3 -13 15.2 1.2 9
2020 4-Seamer OAK R 289 88 18.3 -0.1 0 10.6 3.8 56
2020 Slider OAK R 262 84.4 26.3 -10.4 -28 0.6 -3.9 -87
2020 Curveball OAK R 112 72.6 68.3 5.2 8 10.6 0.8 8
2020 Changeup OAK R 147 82.1 34.8 2.5 8 14.7 1.3 10
2019 4-Seamer OAK R 929 90.4 15.3 2 11 9 2.5 38
2019 Sinker OAK R 556 90.2 20.9 -3.5 -14 15.5 0.9 6
2019 Changeup OAK R 356 84.1 33.2 0.4 1 16.2 2.5 19
2019 Curveball OAK R 493 74 70.7 7.6 12 10.9 0.5 5
2019 Slider OAK R 501 85.7 28.3 -7.7 -21 3.2 -1.2 -27
2018 Curveball OAK R 422 72.4 73.2 8.3 13 11.2 0.7 7
2018 Sinker OAK R 272 89.2 20.7 -3.8 -16 14.2 0.1 0
2018 Changeup OAK R 487 83.3 33.6 0.8 3 15.7 2.2 16
2018 4-Seamer OAK R 1021 89.4 15.8 2 11 8.2 1.9 29
2018 Slider OAK R 465 85.2 27.1 -8.8 -25 1.2 -3.5 -75
2017 4-Seamer HOU R 861 89.5 15.9 0.4 3 7.3 0 0
2017 Sinker HOU R 536 89.6 19.7 -2.9 -13 14.4 0.3 2
2017 Slider HOU R 146 82.2 35.3 -3.5 -9 3.5 -2.2 -39
2017 Curveball HOU R 507 73.9 70.4 9.9 16 10.1 -0.7 -6
2017 Cutter HOU R 103 86.7 24.1 3.1 11 3.1 1.3 66
2017 Changeup HOU R 476 82.5 34.9 3.4 11 16.6 3 22
2016 Slider HOU R 197 82 38.3 0.2 0 7 2.7 64
2016 Changeup HOU R 538 83.1 32.7 3 10 11.4 -1.3 -11
2016 Curveball HOU R 530 74.4 69.4 9.1 15 9.6 0.1 2
2016 4-Seamer HOU R 1187 90.1 15 0.6 4 2.4 -4.8 -67
2016 Cutter HOU R 296 86.9 23.8 2.8 11 5.4 4 295
2015 Changeup HOU R 442 83.7 28.8 -0.6 -2 13.7 0.6 5
2015 Slider HOU R 3 77.8 46.5 1 2 1.7 -4.6 -73
2015 4-Seamer HOU R 1691 90 13.1 2.3 15 5.7 -1.9 -25
2015 Cutter HOU R 289 84.5 30 -0.5 -2 3.6 1.6 79
2015 Curveball HOU R 461 73 71.7 9.4 15 5.5 -3.4 -38
! 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 %
2020 Curveball 1.3 1 112 12.2 24 .143 .286 .283 29.7 29.2 15.2 .222 .418 .310 35.7
2020 Sinker 1.4 1 106 11.6 41 .351 .541 .416 8.3 12.2 22.7 .319 .584 .391 34.4
2020 Slider -0.1 0 262 28.6 51 .340 .447 .373 12.5 3.9 16.7 .245 .375 .289 31.1
2020 Changeup 2.9 4 147 16.0 53 .333 .542 .406 23.9 15.1 15.7 .341 .563 .401 20.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.6 -7 289 31.6 88 .205 .361 .262 11.5 17.0 16.0 .206 .373 .259 42.0
2019 Slider -0.4 -2 502 17.3 115 .292 .453 .340 19.0 7.8 11.8 .284 .447 .335 32.0
2019 Curveball -1.0 -5 494 17.0 121 .162 .214 .190 29.6 30.6 15.2 .215 .311 .242 31.3
2019 Changeup -1.6 -6 356 12.3 136 .231 .405 .313 15.5 14.0 15.3 .257 .440 .337 36.9
2019 Sinker -0.7 -4 556 19.2 141 .275 .458 .362 11.4 10.6 14.3 .300 .559 .402 31.5
2019 4-Seamer 0.0 0 929 32.0 222 .245 .461 .328 17.1 19.4 13.9 .275 .554 .367 50.9
2018 Sinker -1.0 -3 272 10.1 66 .305 .424 .363 10.5 6.1 7.3 .309 .477 .379 34.5
2018 Curveball -1.0 -4 422 15.7 86 .145 .181 .163 31.4 40.7 20.2 .182 .251 .208 22.9
2018 Slider 0.5 2 465 17.3 116 .277 .509 .360 13.5 6.9 8.4 .307 .614 .402 36.5
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 487 18.2 145 .277 .533 .359 23.6 20.0 19.0 .258 .453 .327 36.1
2018 4-Seamer -0.9 -9 1021 38.1 297 .245 .474 .327 19.5 21.2 18.8 .251 .528 .357 42.5
2017 Slider 0.9 1 146 5.6 29 .321 .571 .391 12.3 6.9 5.4 .267 .531 .347 26.9
2017 Cutter 3.7 4 103 3.9 31 .370 .889 .574 16.7 9.7 12.0 .316 .673 .452 29.2
2017 Curveball 0.7 4 507 19.3 121 .212 .398 .291 29.9 31.4 17.7 .210 .314 .257 34.2
2017 Changeup 0.3 1 476 18.1 136 .244 .454 .356 26.0 21.3 19.7 .220 .388 .314 26.7
2017 Sinker -1.0 -5 536 20.4 153 .291 .388 .339 12.3 13.1 17.5 .315 .447 .372 30.2
2017 4-Seamer 1.0 9 861 32.7 200 .272 .544 .404 22.8 27.0 22.0 .258 .524 .381 41.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 4-Seam Fastball 272 88.0 97 19.6 1:15 1:00 -15
2020 Changeup 141 82.1 89 16.0 2:30 1:45 -45
2020 Curveball 109 72.6 90 22.3 7:00 7:00 0
2020 Sinker 97 88.1 94 20.1 1:45 1:15 -30
2020 Slider 247 84.4 61 11.1 11:45 12:30 45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 712 2735 1 -20 11 8 1
2017 657 2605 -1 -13 18 10 14
2018 702 2649 -17 -22 19 8 -13
2019 727 2823 -20 -24 18 10 -16
2020 264 947 -9 -2 8 4 1
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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 %
2015 3042 47.8 67.0 84.2 29.5 65.2 40.8 60.7 47.4 22.0 7.9 73.9
2016 2771 50.4 64.3 83.3 26.8 66.6 41.2 62.7 45.7 21.6 7.6 71.9
2017 2630 49.9 63.7 84.1 27.7 65.5 42.4 60.2 45.7 21.5 7.6 70.5
2018 2683 51.1 64.6 85.2 27.1 67.8 43.5 66.4 46.3 20.0 7.9 79.0
2019 2899 51.7 66.0 85.3 26.9 72.3 43.0 65.1 47.1 18.3 8.0 68.1
2020 916 52.6 65.6 87.7 21.0 72.5 42.2 62.6 44.4 15.7 9.5 85.1
ALL 14941 50.3 65.2 84.7 27.3 67.6 42.2 63.0 46.3 20.4 7.9 73.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 39.9 24.5 27.0 8.6 36.8 37.2 26.0 2.3 28.8 28.6 25.2 4.1 5.9
2016 44.0 20.5 28.8 6.7 41.8 36.0 22.2 1.8 33.3 23.1 28.7 5.5 6.1
2017 43.2 25.2 24.5 7.1 40.8 37.4 21.8 5.8 30.1 23.8 25.6 5.1 8.0
2018 40.2 28.9 22.6 8.3 41.1 36.0 22.8 1.3 28.9 30.6 21.7 5.7 10.4
2019 40.3 24.9 24.7 10.1 41.7 33.6 24.7 4.8 27.7 27.6 24.2 4.9 7.2
2020 36.0 23.5 28.5 12.0 42.5 36.0 21.5 5.0 23.0 35.0 24.5 4.5 7.5
ALL 41.1 24.7 25.8 8.5 40.6 36.0 23.4 3.3 29.2 27.4 25.0 5.0 7.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 59 67 49 32 58 9 28 56 78 72 31 43 59 11 46 84
2016 28 15 23 29 39 16 46 16 14 30 82 34 28 11 45 84
2017 25 41 30 25 26 7 12 67 53 52 34 27 25 12 51 87
2018 18 29 4 2 60 0 3 11 32 30 92 14 18 10 65 87
2019 23 27 22 19 37 6 45 65 35 10 67 4 23 15 59 87
2020 34 30 29 29 47 6 44 45 70 5 79 2 34 5 23 69
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 30 26.4 3.6 10 17 13 43.3
2020 23.6 10 10.5 -0.5 3 8 4 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 30 30 31 27 31 26 24 29 29 27 32 28 16 23 26 29 22 27 18 28 20 25 24 25 27 30 29 26 29 22 32
2020 10 11 11 11 12 9 9 12 12 11 13 11 7 11 8 12 9 11 9 11 7 11 11 11 10 12 10 11 11 9 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 and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.2 89.4 0.2 89.3 -0.1 89.4 0.1 90.3 0.9 88.1 -2.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.6 83.1 -0.5 82.5 -0.6 83.3 0.8 84.1 0.8 82.1 -2
Breaking Velocity 72.9 76.5 3.6 75.7 -0.8 79.1 3.4 79.9 0.8 80.9 1
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 86.5 -3.3 89.8 3.3 88.1 -1.7 88.6 0.5
Launch Angle 15.6 12.2 -3.4 12.9 0.7 16.8 3.9 15.8 -1 20.3 4.5
Barrel % 5.9 6.1 0.2 8 1.9 10.4 2.4 7.2 -3.2 7.5 0.3
Hard Hit % 29.4 39.2 9.8 32.8 -6.4 37.4 4.6 38.3 0.9 33.5 -4.8
Sweet Spot % 34.6 35.5 0.9 33 -2.5 33 0 31.6 -1.4 33.5 1.9
xBA .233 .277 0.044 .257 -0.02 .258 0.001 .266 0.008 .261 -0.005
BA .238 .28 0.042 .266 -0.014 .249 -0.017 .243 -0.006 .275 0.032
xwOBA .307 .338 0.031 .343 0.005 .343 0 .343 0 .32 -0.023
wOBA .308 .342 0.034 .354 0.012 .319 -0.035 .303 -0.016 .326 0.023
xSLG .393 .452 0.059 .445 -0.007 .488 0.043 .473 -0.015 .449 -0.024
SLG .407 .474 0.067 .479 0.005 .45 -0.029 .408 -0.042 .436 0.028
K% 23.7 18.5 -5.2 21.8 3.3 19.5 -2.3 16.7 -2.8 14.4 -2.3
BB% 8.4 5.8 -2.6 9.2 3.4 5.2 -4 7 1.8 6.2 -0.8
Swing % 47.4 45.7 -1.7 45.7 0 46.3 0.6 47.1 0.8 44.4 -2.7
Whiff% 22 21.6 -0.4 21.5 -0.1 20 -1.5 18.3 -1.7 15.7 -2.6
In Zone Swing % 47.8 50.4 2.6 49.9 -0.5 51.1 1.2 51.7 0.6 52.6 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 52.2 49.6 -2.6 50.1 0.5 48.9 -1.2 48.3 -0.6 47.4 -0.9
First Pitch Swing % 30.4 25.7 -4.7 27.1 1.4 27.5 0.4 30.1 2.6 30 -0.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.7 62.7 2 60.2 -2.5 66.4 6.2 65.1 -1.3 62.6 -2.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 711 .341 397 98 24.7 314 178 56.7
2017 671 .354 340 123 36.2 331 190 57.4
2018 711 .317 347 37 10.7 364 123 33.8
2019 738 .301 381 31 8.1 357 186 52.1
2020 257 .326 125 27 21.6 132 81 61.4

Pitch Distribution