Mike Fiers
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 211LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 22, #676, Milwaukee Brewers | Nova Southeastern
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 15 4 3.90 33 33 0 184.2 126 1.19
2020 6 3 4.58 11 11 0 59 37 1.37
2021 0 2 7.71 2 2 0 9.1 5 2.04
11 Seasons 75 64 4.07 218 199 0 1,151 995 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 33 15-4 3.90 184.2 126 1.19
2020 11 6-3 4.58 59 37 1.37
2021 2 0-2 7.71 9.1 5 2.04
11 Seasons 218 75-64 4.07 1,151 995 1.27
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2015 30 3042 511 30 5.9 3.9 87.9 112.4 15.7 34.6 .230 .388 .308 .303 .364 29.4 23.7 8.4 3.69 3.77
2016 31 2771 541 33 6.1 4.6 89.8 112.9 12.1 35.5 .274 .449 .342 .332 .382 39.2 18.5 5.8 4.48 4.71
2017 32 2630 449 36 8.0 5.4 86.5 112.7 12.9 33.0 .256 .445 .354 .341 .392 32.8 21.8 9.3 5.22 5.10
2018 33 2683 530 55 10.4 7.7 89.8 116.4 16.8 33.2 .254 .480 .319 .336 .396 37.4 19.5 5.2 3.56 4.86
2019 34 2899 566 41 7.2 5.4 88.1 111.3 15.7 31.6 .260 .463 .303 .336 .372 38.3 16.7 7.0 3.90 5.06
2020 35 916 200 15 7.5 5.8 88.6 108.4 20.3 33.5 .261 .448 .332 .335 .360 33.5 14.4 6.2 4.58 4.83
2021 36 152 36 5 13.9 11.1 90.5 109.8 17.2 36.1 .313 .586 .471 .407 .432 50.0 11.1 8.9 7.71 7.67
Player 15093 2833 215 7.6 5.5 88.5 116.4 15.1 33.6 .256 .447 .327 .331 .380 35.6 19.5 7.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Fiers relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(32.9%) ,
Slider
(25.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(23.0%) ,
Changeup
(11.2%) ,
Curveball
(7.9%) ,


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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
2015 39.9 24.5 27.0 8.6 36.6 37.2 26.2 2.5 28.6 28.6 25.2 4.1 5.9 3.9
2016 44.0 20.5 28.8 6.7 41.8 35.9 21.8 2.0 33.3 22.9 28.7 5.5 6.1 4.6
2017 43.2 25.2 24.5 7.1 40.5 37.4 21.8 6.2 30.1 23.6 25.6 5.1 8.0 5.4
2018 40.2 28.9 22.6 8.3 40.9 36.0 22.6 1.5 28.9 30.6 21.7 5.7 10.4 7.7
2019 40.3 24.9 24.7 10.1 41.7 33.6 24.7 5.3 27.7 27.4 24.0 4.9 7.2 5.4
2020 36.0 26.5 25.5 12.0 42.5 36.0 21.5 5.0 23.0 35.0 24.5 4.5 7.5 5.8
2021 50.0 27.8 13.9 8.3 38.9 33.3 27.8 5.6 25.0 27.8 25.0 2.8 13.9 11.1
Player 41.2 24.9 25.4 8.5 40.5 35.9 23.4 3.6 29.2 27.3 25.0 5.0 7.6 5.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2021 Curveball OAK R 12 71.6 72.3 7.5 12 10.3 -0.6 -5
2021 Changeup OAK R 17 81.4 34.0 1.7 5 17.1 3.6 26
2021 Sinker OAK R 50 86.9 21.4 -5.6 -21 15.3 1.1 8
2021 Slider OAK R 38 83.4 26.3 -12.0 -31 1.7 -3.9 -70
2021 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 35 87.0 16.3 2.3 12 9.5 3.2 51
2020 Curveball OAK R 112 72.7 68.3 3.8 6 10.6 -0.1 -1
2020 Sinker OAK R 109 88.2 21.9 -3.2 -13 15.2 1.1 8
2020 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 296 88.0 18.3 -0.1 0 10.4 3.6 53
2020 Changeup OAK R 148 82.1 34.8 2.4 7 14.6 1.1 8
2020 Slider OAK R 251 84.3 26.5 -10.2 -28 0.9 -3.4 -79
2019 Slider OAK R 501 85.8 28.3 -7.7 -21 3.2 -1.1 -25
2019 Changeup OAK R 356 84.1 33.2 0.5 2 16.2 2.5 18
2019 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 929 90.4 15.3 1.9 11 9.0 2.4 36
2019 Sinker OAK R 556 90.2 20.9 -3.5 -14 15.5 0.9 6
2019 Curveball OAK R 493 74.0 70.7 7.8 12 10.9 0.6 5
2018 Sinker OAK R 272 89.2 20.7 -3.8 -15 14.2 0.0 0
2018 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 1,021 89.4 15.8 2.0 11 8.2 1.8 28
2018 Curveball OAK R 422 72.4 73.2 8.4 13 11.2 0.7 7
2018 Slider OAK R 465 85.2 27.1 -8.7 -24 1.2 -3.3 -74
2018 Changeup OAK R 487 83.3 33.6 0.9 3 15.7 2.1 16
2017 Cutter HOU R 103 86.7 24.1 3.3 12 3.1 1.2 61
2017 Curveball HOU R 507 73.9 70.4 10.1 17 10.1 -0.6 -6
2017 Slider HOU R 145 82.2 35.3 -3.3 -9 3.4 -2.0 -36
2017 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 861 89.5 15.9 0.4 2 7.3 0.0 0
2017 Sinker HOU R 536 89.5 19.7 -2.8 -13 14.4 0.2 2
2017 Changeup HOU R 476 82.5 34.9 3.5 11 16.6 3.0 22
2016 Slider HOU R 197 82.0 37.6 -2.4 -6 9.8 3.5 55
2016 Changeup HOU R 538 83.1 32.5 0.7 2 9.9 -2.6 -21
2016 Cutter HOU R 296 86.9 23.4 4.9 17 8.0 4.7 143
2016 Curveball HOU R 530 74.4 70.4 8.1 13 12.4 0.6 5
2016 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 1,187 90.0 14.8 2.8 16 0.5 -5.8 -93
2015 Curveball HOU R 460 73.0 73.9 9.5 15 8.6 -2.2 -20
2015 Slider HOU R 3 77.7 45.7 -1.2 -3 5.2 -2.4 -31
2015 Cutter HOU R 289 84.5 31.5 -0.3 -1 6.7 3.0 79
2015 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 1,687 90.0 14.9 2.2 13 3.4 -3.2 -48
2015 Changeup HOU R 441 83.7 30.5 -0.7 -2 12.1 -0.6 -5
! 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 %
2021 Sinker -7.2 -4 50 32.9 15 .429 .714 .503 0.0 13.3 15.4 .311 .508 .372 58.3
2021 Slider -4.1 -2 38 25.0 9 .444 1.111 .644 18.2 11.1 16.7 .381 .808 .496 50.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 1 35 23.0 11 .222 .222 .291 14.3 0.0 0.0 .259 .504 .389 33.3
2021 Changeup -4.1 -1 17 11.2 7 .500 1.167 .693 18.2 14.3 16.7 .413 .812 .544 80.0
2021 Curveball 3.6 0 12 7.9 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 33.3 11.1 .078 .085 .077 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 2.5 7 296 32.3 89 .226 .393 .284 10.6 16.9 16.1 .215 .380 .279 42.9
2020 Slider 0.2 0 251 27.4 48 .318 .409 .351 13.1 4.2 16.7 .240 .365 .297 31.0
2020 Changeup -2.3 -3 148 16.2 54 .327 .531 .398 23.3 14.8 15.7 .336 .554 .410 19.5
2020 Curveball -1.4 -2 112 12.2 24 .143 .286 .283 29.7 29.2 15.2 .221 .418 .323 35.7
2020 Sinker -0.9 -1 109 11.9 42 .342 .526 .406 9.4 11.9 21.7 .311 .572 .402 33.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 1 929 32.0 222 .245 .461 .328 17.0 19.4 13.9 .267 .543 .359 50.9
2019 Sinker 0.7 4 556 19.2 141 .275 .458 .362 11.3 10.6 14.3 .299 .559 .400 31.5
2019 Slider 0.5 2 502 17.3 115 .292 .453 .345 18.9 7.8 11.8 .279 .440 .330 32.0
2019 Curveball 1.1 5 494 17.0 121 .162 .214 .190 29.6 30.6 15.2 .206 .292 .228 31.3
2019 Changeup 1.8 7 356 12.3 136 .231 .405 .313 15.5 14.0 15.3 .250 .430 .331 36.9
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 9 1,021 38.1 297 .245 .474 .326 19.4 21.2 18.8 .248 .518 .350 42.5
2018 Changeup -0.2 -1 487 18.2 145 .277 .533 .359 23.2 20.0 19.0 .252 .443 .319 36.1
2018 Slider -0.4 -2 465 17.3 116 .277 .509 .360 13.5 6.9 8.4 .305 .609 .398 36.5
2018 Curveball 0.8 4 422 15.7 86 .145 .181 .171 30.9 40.7 20.2 .178 .255 .213 22.9
2018 Sinker 0.6 2 272 10.1 66 .305 .424 .363 10.4 6.1 7.3 .306 .467 .373 34.5
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -9 861 32.7 200 .272 .544 .404 22.7 27.0 22.0 .258 .526 .380 41.4
2017 Sinker 0.8 4 536 20.4 152 .291 .388 .340 12.3 13.2 17.5 .309 .432 .358 30.2
2017 Curveball -0.7 -3 507 19.3 121 .212 .398 .291 29.5 31.4 17.7 .214 .324 .256 34.2
2017 Changeup -0.2 -1 476 18.1 136 .244 .454 .356 25.7 21.3 19.7 .220 .396 .316 26.7
2017 Slider -0.9 -1 145 5.5 29 .321 .571 .391 12.1 6.9 5.4 .261 .526 .343 26.9
2017 Cutter -3.6 -4 103 3.9 31 .370 .889 .574 16.4 9.7 12.0 .316 .656 .442 29.2
! 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
2021 Changeup 17 81.4 87 19.0 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Curveball 12 71.6 89 24.2 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 35 87.0 95 21.7 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Sinker 50 86.9 93 21.3 1:00 1:45 -45
2021 Slider 38 83.4 57 12.2 12:15 11:45 30
2020 Changeup 126 82.1 88 15.8 1:45 2:30 -45
2020 Curveball 104 72.6 90 22.3 7:00 7:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 257 87.9 97 19.5 1:00 1:15 -15
2020 Sinker 90 88.2 94 20.0 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 213 84.3 59 10.7 12:30 11:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 539 2,150 13 4 -6 -5 6
2013 103 402 -4 2 -4 -1 -8
2014 273 1,117 8 13 -4 -3 14
2015 760 3,029 7 17 -13 -11 1
2016 724 2,770 0 24 -13 -11 -1
2017 669 2,628 1 14 -18 -13 -15
2018 710 2,667 18 23 -18 -10 12
2019 735 2,837 20 26 -18 -10 19
2020 268 955 10 3 -8 -4 0
2021 45 152 -3 2 -2 -1 -5
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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 3,042 47.7 67.9 83.0 30.0 64.5 40.9 60.7 48.0 21.7 7.9 73.8
2016 2,771 50.4 64.5 83.1 27.1 65.9 41.2 62.7 45.9 21.5 7.5 72.2
2017 2,630 49.9 64.5 83.2 27.9 65.1 42.4 60.3 46.2 21.3 7.5 71.9
2018 2,683 51.1 65.1 84.6 27.4 67.2 43.5 66.4 46.6 19.8 7.9 81.0
2019 2,899 51.7 66.4 84.9 26.9 72.1 42.8 65.1 47.3 18.2 7.9 69.5
2020 916 52.5 65.7 87.3 21.8 70.5 42.2 62.6 44.9 15.6 9.4 86.0
2021 152 48.0 71.2 86.5 24.1 84.2 34.9 68.9 46.7 11.3 5.3 87.5
Player 15,093 50.2 65.8 84.0 27.5 67.2 42.1 63.1 46.7 20.1 7.8 74.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 57 65 47 29 56 9 27 56 78 72 31 43 55 15 47 81 70
2016 25 14 21 27 39 16 46 16 14 30 82 35 27 13 41 82 71
2017 20 36 27 22 22 7 12 67 54 52 33 28 56 10 51 87 65
2018 18 30 5 2 60 1 3 11 32 30 92 14 42 9 68 86 37
2019 26 29 23 19 41 6 45 65 35 10 67 4 23 12 61 85 20
2020 31 29 29 30 46 6 44 45 70 5 79 2 9 3 28 68 5
2021 2 57 6
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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 23.1 26 22.8 3 16 15 10 38.5
2017 22.8 32 28.6 3 5 16 15 46.9
2018 22.9 32 36.5 -5 18 21 18 56.3
2019 23.2 30 29.2 1 12 19 14 46.7
2020 23.6 10 10.8 -1 4 7 6 60.0
2021 22.1 4 4.0 0 0 1 3 75.0
Player 23.0 134 131.9 2 55 79 66 49.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 26 24 17 25 24 20 24 24 20 19 26 27 21 21 24 24 15 22 21 27 22 16 30 28 22 21 21 34 21 26 19
2017 32 28 24 30 31 29 31 29 21 27 27 31 30 30 28 31 28 27 29 30 30 28 31 30 29 27 29 31 30 29 22
2018 32 42 32 34 37 33 39 35 27 29 36 40 42 38 33 39 36 35 37 42 40 40 45 42 33 31 34 34 40 39 31
2019 30 31 23 33 32 30 32 31 24 22 24 34 35 28 29 31 26 26 27 32 32 30 36 33 27 27 27 34 35 26 19
2020 10 13 14 13 11 11 12 10 10 10 8 12 12 10 10 11 11 10 11 11 10 10 12 10 10 9 13 11 12 9 8
2021 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Player 134 142 114 139 139 127 142 133 106 111 125 148 144 131 128 140 120 124 129 146 138 127 158 147 125 119 128 148 142 133 103
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.2 89.4 0.2 89.3 -0.1 89.4 0.1 90.3 0.9 88.0 -2.3 86.9 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 83.1 -0.4 82.5 -0.6 83.3 0.8 84.1 0.8 82.1 -2.0 81.4 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 72.9 76.5 3.6 75.7 -0.8 79.1 3.4 79.9 0.8 80.7 0.8 80.6 -0.1
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 86.5 -3.3 89.8 3.3 88.1 -1.7 88.6 0.5 90.5 1.9
Launch Angle 15.7 12.1 -3.6 12.9 0.8 16.8 3.9 15.7 -1.1 20.3 4.6 17.2 -3.1
Barrel % 5.9 6.1 0.2 8.0 1.9 10.4 2.4 7.2 -3.2 7.5 0.3 13.9 6.4
Hard Hit % 29.4 39.2 9.8 32.8 -6.4 37.4 4.6 38.3 0.9 33.5 -4.8 50.0 16.5
Sweet Spot % 34.6 35.5 0.9 33.0 -2.5 33.2 0.2 31.6 -1.6 33.5 1.9 36.1 2.6
xBA .230 .274 0.044 .256 -0.018 .254 -0.002 .260 0.006 .261 0.001 .313 0.052
BA .238 .280 0.042 .266 -0.014 .249 -0.017 .243 -0.006 .275 0.032 .366 0.091
xwOBA .303 .332 0.029 .341 0.009 .336 -0.005 .336 0.000 .335 -0.001 .407 0.072
wOBA .308 .342 0.034 .354 0.012 .319 -0.035 .303 -0.016 .332 0.029 .471 0.139
xSLG .388 .449 0.061 .445 -0.004 .480 0.035 .463 -0.017 .448 -0.015 .586 0.138
SLG .407 .474 0.067 .479 0.005 .450 -0.029 .408 -0.042 .436 0.028 .707 0.271
K% 23.7 18.5 -5.2 21.8 3.3 19.5 -2.3 16.7 -2.8 14.4 -2.3 11.1 -3.3
BB% 8.4 5.8 -2.6 9.3 3.5 5.2 -4.1 7.0 1.8 6.2 -0.8 8.9 2.7
Swing % 48.0 45.9 -2.1 46.2 0.3 46.6 0.4 47.3 0.7 44.9 -2.4 46.7 1.8
Whiff% 21.7 21.5 -0.2 21.3 -0.2 19.8 -1.5 18.2 -1.6 15.6 -2.6 11.3 -4.3
In Zone % 47.7 50.4 2.7 49.9 -0.5 51.1 1.2 51.7 0.6 52.5 0.8 48.0 -4.5
Out of Zone % 52.3 49.6 -2.7 50.1 0.5 48.9 -1.2 48.3 -0.6 47.5 -0.8 52.0 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.0 27.1 -2.9 27.9 0.8 27.4 -0.5 26.9 -0.5 21.8 -5.1 24.1 2.3
First Pitch Swing % 31.3 26.1 -5.2 27.9 1.8 28.4 0.5 30.6 2.2 31.1 0.5 35.6 4.5
First Pitch Strike % 60.7 62.7 2.0 60.3 -2.4 66.4 6.1 65.1 -1.3 62.6 -2.5 68.9 6.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 709 .342 397 108 27.2 312 188 60.3
2017 Shifts 669 .354 339 124 36.6 330 196 59.4
2018 Shifts 712 .320 347 37 10.7 365 166 45.5
2019 Shifts 738 .301 381 31 8.1 357 186 52.1
2020 Shifts 257 .332 125 27 21.6 132 84 63.6
2021 Shifts 45 .471 32 8 25.0 13 11 84.6
! 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 %
2011 8 6.0 62.5% 0.0% 10 9.0 50.0% 0.0%
2012 637 16.7 24.2% 2.4% 317 25.5 0.6% 18.6%
2013 116 16.3 30.2% 2.6% 77 25.9 0.0% 24.7%
2014 413 18.4 12.8% 4.4% 117 26.9 0.9% 33.3%
2015 928 19.4 16.2% 8.1% 389 27.5 2.8% 32.9%
2016 842 18.2 22.8% 5.0% 445 25.0 5.8% 24.7%
2017 767 17.3 19.2% 1.6% 398 23.8 0.8% 14.1%
2018 844 17.1 26.7% 1.8% 398 24.6 0.0% 15.6%
2019 957 18.7 9.2% 3.4% 335 27.3 0.0% 31.0%
2020 289 18.7 7.3% 1.7% 139 26.5 0.0% 25.9%
2021 44 18.1 2.3% 0.0% 23 24.7 0.0% 30.4%
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Pitch Distribution