Mike Mayers
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 3, #93, St. Louis Cardinals | Mississippi
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 5 3.84 72 2 2 75 90 1.29
2022 1 1 5.68 24 3 0 50.2 45 1.38
2023 1 2 6.15 6 2 0 26.1 17 1.67
8 Seasons 12 11 5.21 204 8 5 262.2 265 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 72 5-5 3.84 75 90 1.29
2022 24 1-1 5.68 50.2 45 1.38
2023 6 1-2 6.15 26.1 17 1.67
8 Seasons 204 12-11 5.21 262.2 265 1.43
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2016 24 120 29 3 10.3 8.6 86.3 104.4 8.7 37.9 .400 .658 .589 .468 .468 27.6 5.7 8.6 27.00 11.09
2017 25 101 18 3 16.7 12.0 91.8 107.4 17.8 50.0 .394 .960 .530 .558 .629 50.0 12.0 16.0 11.57 19.42
2018 26 908 161 10 6.2 4.4 88.3 114.3 12.4 32.9 .256 .415 .348 .313 .375 34.8 21.7 6.6 4.70 4.15
2019 27 357 60 5 8.3 5.6 90.1 109.9 22.7 40.0 .298 .515 .370 .384 .433 44.6 18.0 13.5 6.63 6.92
2020 28 512 68 4 5.9 3.3 89.0 109.3 20.1 32.4 .170 .298 .219 .239 .323 38.2 35.5 7.4 2.10 2.38
2021 29 1236 196 16 8.2 5.1 91.0 111.8 16.0 32.7 .220 .391 .323 .299 .379 41.8 28.6 8.3 3.84 3.76
2022 30 890 158 20 12.7 9.0 91.2 114.0 16.9 34.2 .262 .486 .360 .352 .410 48.1 20.2 8.1 5.68 5.31
2023 31 455 92 4 4.3 3.4 91.1 114.3 14.2 28.3 .284 .419 .369 .331 .353 35.9 14.3 8.4 6.15 4.67
Player 4579 782 65 8.3 5.6 90.1 114.3 15.8 33.6 .251 .434 .345 .326 .389 40.5 23.0 8.4
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mayers relies on 6 pitches.
Slider
(31.2%) ,
Four Seamer
(31.0%) ,
Sinker
(11.4%) ,
Changeup
(10.8%) ,
Cutter
(9.2%) ,
Curveball
(6.4%) ,


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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
2016 48.3 20.7 27.6 3.4 27.6 37.9 34.5 3.4 41.4 13.8 31.0 0.0 10.3 8.6
2017 27.8 33.3 38.9 0.0 27.8 44.4 27.8 0.0 27.8 16.7 16.7 22.2 16.7 12.0
2018 43.5 18.6 29.2 8.7 39.1 36.0 24.8 4.3 34.2 26.1 25.5 3.1 6.2 4.4
2019 21.7 30.0 38.3 10.0 26.7 43.3 30.0 1.7 16.7 30.0 28.3 8.3 8.3 5.6
2020 33.8 29.4 26.5 10.3 26.5 36.8 36.8 2.9 26.5 35.3 17.6 11.8 5.9 3.3
2021 38.8 31.1 23.0 7.1 27.0 44.4 28.6 6.1 25.0 28.6 23.5 8.7 8.2 5.1
2022 38.6 32.3 21.5 7.6 38.6 39.9 21.5 4.4 23.4 29.1 25.9 3.8 12.7 9.0
2023 44.6 27.2 22.8 5.4 43.5 29.3 27.2 3.3 29.3 23.9 28.3 10.9 4.3 3.4
Player 38.7 27.7 26.0 7.5 33.8 39.0 27.2 4.2 27.2 27.5 24.9 7.0 8.3 5.6
MLB 44.5 23.7 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 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 Slider KC R 142 83.9 40.7 2.9 8 3.8 -2.4 -38
2023 Cutter KC R 42 88.6 27.4 -0.2 -1 3.6 1.2 52
2023 Curveball KC R 29 75.9 58.0 -0.7 -1 10.7 0.2 2
2023 Changeup KC R 49 85.8 31.0 -0.6 -2 14.6 0.3 2
2023 4-Seam Fastball KC R 141 92.9 15.0 1.1 7 8.0 0.3 4
2023 Sinker KC R 52 91.7 22.5 -1.9 -8 14.3 -0.8 -5
2022 Slider LAA R 310 84.4 38.6 1.4 4 4.1 -1.5 -26
2022 Cutter LAA R 74 88.3 27.5 -1.1 -4 1.8 0.0 -3
2022 Changeup LAA R 67 86.7 30.1 -0.7 -2 15.7 1.4 10
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 407 93.5 15.0 0.5 3 11.0 3.1 39
2022 Curveball LAA R 23 77.2 56.7 0.0 0 9.6 -0.4 -4
2022 Sinker LAA R 9 92.3 23.0 -0.6 -3 16.2 1.0 7
2021 Changeup LAA R 2 87.7 26.3 -3.6 -12 16.9 2.5 18
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 476 94.5 14.4 0.7 5 11.2 3.3 42
2021 Cutter LAA R 367 91.2 21.1 3.1 13 1.3 -3.1 -170
2021 Curveball LAA R 1 76.7 44.1 -12.6 -22 4.6 -3.8 -45
2021 Slider LAA R 390 85.1 37.0 1.0 3 3.0 -2.1 -42
2020 Cutter LAA R 124 90.3 24.4 0.2 1 1.2 -0.6 -33
2020 Slider LAA R 202 85.3 36.9 1.2 3 3.1 -1.1 -26
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 172 94.2 14.4 0.8 5 10.3 2.7 36
2020 Curveball LAA R 13 77.0 56.9 0.9 2 9.2 0.4 4
2019 Curveball STL R 29 76.8 60.1 2.1 4 11.6 1.3 13
2019 Changeup STL R 6 89.2 18.8 -9.7 -34 10.3 -4.3 -30
2019 Slider STL R 128 85.7 38.2 2.2 6 3.9 -0.7 -16
2019 4-Seam Fastball STL R 175 94.8 14.0 1.5 10 9.9 1.7 20
2018 Curveball STL R 4 79.9 55.1 1.1 2 6.9 -1.5 -18
2018 Changeup STL R 11 89.4 26.0 -1.9 -7 11.8 -2.3 -16
2018 Slider STL R 344 86.8 37.1 2.7 8 3.0 -1.2 -29
2018 Sinker STL R 4 94.6 18.4 -2.6 -13 13.6 -1.3 -9
2018 4-Seam Fastball STL R 543 96.1 13.5 1.3 9 9.2 1.3 16
2017 Slider STL R 43 85.4 34.9 0.3 1 1.9 -1.7 -47
2017 Changeup STL R 4 85.9 28.1 -1.1 -4 13.2 -0.6 -4
2017 4-Seam Fastball STL R 53 93.9 15.0 -0.5 -4 12.6 3.9 46
2016 Slider STL R 23 85.7 36.3 1.1 3 2.1 -2.6 -55
2016 4-Seam Fastball STL R 80 93.8 17.9 -1.6 -9 12.7 4.9 63
2016 Changeup STL R 17 85.8 34.9 3.8 12 14.2 1.2 9
! 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 Slider -3.2 -4 142 31.2 39 .382 .471 .418 28.8 20.5 14.8 .273 .379 .334 38.5
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 141 31.0 34 .233 .500 .357 16.7 11.8 8.0 .196 .352 .265 37.0
2023 Sinker 5.0 3 52 11.4 16 .133 .400 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 .340 .584 .408 46.7
2023 Changeup -0.7 0 49 10.8 14 .429 .429 .386 14.8 14.3 14.3 .322 .370 .305 25.0
2023 Cutter 1.8 1 42 9.2 8 .500 .625 .494 18.5 0.0 0.0 .540 .643 .515 12.5
2023 Curveball -5.3 -2 29 6.4 8 .286 .714 .450 37.5 37.5 50.0 .219 .387 .312 50.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -3 407 45.7 104 .207 .500 .333 20.6 24.0 18.2 .242 .498 .352 52.9
2022 Slider -1.2 -4 310 34.8 74 .290 .536 .407 34.0 18.9 15.9 .294 .488 .357 57.1
2022 Cutter -2.6 -2 74 8.3 22 .412 .647 .552 21.1 4.5 10.0 .317 .578 .454 31.3
2022 Changeup -2.0 -1 67 7.5 18 .222 .444 .281 41.4 27.8 19.2 .188 .362 .234 15.4
2022 Curveball -3.8 -1 23 2.6 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .436 .593 .446 50.0
2022 Sinker -0.1 0 9 1.0 3 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .181 .214 .168 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -2 476 38.5 132 .221 .459 .317 29.7 35.6 27.5 .184 .386 .275 40.0
2021 Slider 1.5 6 390 31.6 96 .218 .322 .275 33.7 22.9 19.8 .232 .327 .276 40.3
2021 Cutter -1.3 -5 367 29.7 86 .338 .514 .414 23.0 23.3 23.8 .267 .480 .369 46.3
2021 Changeup 2.4 0 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Curveball -3.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Slider -0.7 -1 203 39.6 46 .209 .256 .257 31.4 30.4 17.5 .166 .229 .205 34.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 1 172 33.6 42 .111 .222 .263 38.0 35.7 26.8 .193 .401 .310 42.9
2020 Cutter 1.9 2 124 24.2 33 .156 .281 .283 36.9 42.4 43.8 .151 .274 .196 38.9
2020 Curveball -1.3 0 13 2.5 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 0 175 49.0 48 .250 .500 .379 18.3 20.8 18.2 .275 .478 .377 43.3
2019 Slider 0.5 1 128 35.9 28 .240 .360 .305 45.0 17.9 14.7 .299 .487 .366 45.0
2019 Curveball -1.1 0 29 8.1 4 .500 1.250 .725 12.5 0.0 0.0 .548 1.200 .709 50.0
2019 Changeup -0.4 0 6 1.7 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 -- .393 .492 .382 50.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -4 543 59.8 139 .285 .480 .371 17.1 20.9 18.8 .258 .419 .321 33.3
2018 Slider -0.3 -1 344 37.9 85 .287 .487 .355 31.1 23.5 17.5 .252 .404 .301 36.1
2018 Changeup -1.6 0 11 1.2 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Curveball -8.1 0 4 0.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .487 .729 .507 100.0
2018 Sinker 1.1 0 4 0.4 -- -- -- 66.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball -8.7 -5 53 52.5 9 .667 2.000 .978 13.3 0.0 0.0 .555 1.890 .816 57.1
2017 Slider -2.2 -1 43 42.6 14 .333 .500 .357 26.3 21.4 15.8 .320 .473 .391 40.0
2017 Changeup 7.7 0 4 4.0 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .313 1.209 .609 100.0
! 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 49 85.8 87 16.0 1:45 2:30 -45
2023 Curveball 29 75.9 81 17.4 7:45 7:15 30
2023 Cutter 40 88.6 52 7.5 12:00 11:00 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 137 93.0 88 18.1 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Sinker 49 91.7 91 17.5 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Slider 141 83.8 36 5.8 9:00 7:30 90
2022 Changeup 62 86.8 95 17.3 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 Curveball 21 77.1 72 16.6 7:30 7:15 15
2022 Cutter 68 88.3 42 7.1 12:15 11:30 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 391 93.6 93 19.5 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Slider 284 84.5 21 5.2 9:30 8:15 75
2021 Cutter 354 91.2 64 11.2 12:45 12:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 473 94.5 93 19.7 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Slider 380 85.1 20 3.9 9:45 8:30 75
2020 Curveball 11 77.2 70 16.2 7:30 7:15 15
2020 Cutter 96 90.3 60 8.3 12:45 11:30 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 150 94.2 95 19.3 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 172 85.3 18 3.9 10:15 8:30 105
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 35 120 -5 -3 -2 -1 -11
2017 24 101 -7 3 -1 -1 -5
2018 225 906 -1 4 -5 -4 -5
2019 82 338 4 0 -4 -1 0
2020 121 512 5 3 -3 -2 2
2021 315 1,236 -6 21 -12 -4 -1
2022 223 890 2 -5 -4 -3 -11
2023 119 455 2 -2 -3 -1 -4
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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 %
2016 120 52.5 79.4 88.0 28.1 62.5 41.7 77.1 55.0 16.7 10.0 91.7
2017 101 57.4 77.6 86.7 16.3 42.9 40.6 66.7 51.5 19.2 13.9 85.7
2018 908 49.7 66.0 82.5 27.4 60.8 43.2 63.6 46.5 23.0 6.5 62.7
2019 357 42.9 63.4 82.6 25.4 49.0 43.5 56.3 42.3 28.5 5.3 88.9
2020 512 47.7 66.0 75.2 26.1 38.6 39.8 62.0 45.1 35.5 6.3 75.0
2021 1,236 48.1 68.2 76.5 29.3 58.0 45.1 60.3 48.0 29.2 6.1 86.8
2022 890 47.2 69.8 85.0 28.7 48.1 41.0 57.8 48.1 25.9 7.1 82.5
2023 455 51.6 69.4 85.9 23.6 61.5 47.0 55.5 47.3 19.5 7.3 78.8
Player 4,579 48.5 68.2 81.3 27.3 53.9 43.2 60.5 47.1 26.4 6.7 79.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2016 65 59 32
2017 65 57 33
2018 42 26 31 41 51 72 55 50 55 47 78 37 42 91 80 43
2019 75 73 38
2020 97 96 91 74 98 65 63 37 44 94 66 91 34 66 75 12
2021 66 73 53 38 75 54 43 6 25 81 50 72 64 68 78 33
2022 6 17 2 1 24 41 1 2 1 31 46 55 43 43 67 34
2023 27 50 41
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93.9 0.1 96.1 2.2 94.8 -1.3 92.5 -2.3 93.0 0.5 92.7 -0.3 91.9 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 85.9 0.1 89.4 3.5 89.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 87.7 0.0 86.7 -1.0 85.8 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 85.7 85.4 -0.3 86.7 1.3 84.1 -2.6 84.8 0.7 85.1 0.3 83.9 -1.2 82.5 -1.4
Exit Velocity 86.3 91.8 5.5 88.3 -3.5 90.1 1.8 89.0 -1.1 91.0 2.0 91.2 0.2 91.1 -0.1
Launch Angle 8.7 17.8 9.1 12.4 -5.4 22.7 10.3 20.1 -2.6 16.0 -4.1 16.9 0.9 14.2 -2.7
Barrel % 10.3 16.7 6.4 6.2 -10.5 8.3 2.1 5.9 -2.4 8.2 2.3 12.7 4.5 4.3 -8.4
Hard Hit % 27.6 50.0 22.4 34.8 -15.2 44.6 9.8 38.2 -6.4 41.8 3.6 48.1 6.3 35.9 -12.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 37.9 50.0 12.1 32.9 -17.1 40.0 7.1 32.4 -7.6 32.7 0.3 34.2 1.5 28.3 -5.9
xBA .400 .394 -0.006 .256 -0.138 .298 0.042 .170 -0.128 .220 0.050 .262 0.042 .284 0.022
BA .533 .421 -0.112 .289 -0.132 .276 -0.013 .162 -0.114 .250 0.088 .259 0.009 .315 0.056
xwOBA .468 .558 0.090 .313 -0.245 .384 0.071 .239 -0.145 .299 0.060 .352 0.053 .331 -0.021
wOBA .589 .530 -0.059 .348 -0.182 .370 0.022 .219 -0.151 .323 0.104 .360 0.037 .369 0.009
xSLG .658 .960 0.302 .415 -0.545 .515 0.100 .298 -0.217 .391 0.093 .486 0.095 .419 -0.067
SLG .867 .947 0.080 .485 -0.462 .513 0.028 .252 -0.261 .430 0.178 .517 0.087 .491 -0.026
K% 5.7 12.0 6.3 21.7 9.7 18.0 -3.7 35.5 17.5 28.6 -6.9 20.2 -8.4 14.3 -5.9
BB% 8.6 16.0 7.4 6.6 -9.4 13.5 6.9 7.4 -6.1 8.3 0.9 8.1 -0.2 8.4 0.3
Swing % 55.0 51.5 -3.5 46.5 -5.0 42.3 -4.2 45.1 2.8 48.0 2.9 48.1 0.1 47.3 -0.8
Whiff% 16.7 19.2 2.5 23.0 3.8 28.5 5.5 35.5 7.0 29.2 -6.3 25.9 -3.3 19.5 -6.4
In Zone % 52.5 57.4 4.9 49.7 -7.7 42.9 -6.8 47.7 4.8 48.1 0.4 47.2 -0.9 51.6 4.4
Out of Zone % 47.5 42.6 -4.9 50.3 7.7 57.1 6.8 52.3 -4.8 51.9 -0.4 52.8 0.9 48.4 -4.4
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 16.3 -11.8 27.4 11.1 25.4 -2.0 26.1 0.7 29.3 3.2 28.7 -0.6 23.6 -5.1
First Pitch Swing % 48.6 41.7 -6.9 28.4 -13.3 33.3 4.9 28.9 -4.4 33.0 4.1 30.9 -2.1 28.6 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 77.1 66.7 -10.4 63.6 -3.1 56.3 -7.3 62.0 5.7 60.3 -1.7 57.8 -2.5 55.5 -2.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 34 .547 19 1 5.3 15 2 13.3
2017 Shifts 24 .530 11 0 0.0 13 1 7.7
2018 Shifts 225 .348 123 3 2.4 102 4 3.9
2019 Shifts 82 .363 50 2 4.0 32 13 40.6
2020 Shifts 121 .219 58 11 19.0 63 28 44.4
2021 Shifts 315 .323 173 27 15.6 142 116 81.7
2022 Shifts 223 .360 120 41 34.2 103 71 68.9
2023 Shades 119 .369 59 9 15.3 60 33 55.0
! 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 %
2016 19 13.0 68.4% 0.0% 26 21.8 3.8% 15.4%
2017 27 15.0 44.4% 0.0% 17 20.2 0.0% 0.0%
2018 222 18.8 8.1% 1.4% 200 23.9 0.5% 10.0%
2019 91 17.0 35.2% 1.1% 74 22.7 0.0% 8.1%
2020 158 19.6 5.1% 2.5% 93 24.2 0.0% 17.2%
2021 340 20.5 5.0% 2.4% 228 24.2 0.4% 17.5%
2022 275 17.4 24.0% 2.5% 123 23.6 0.0% 10.6%
2023 119 16.0 37.0% 0.0% 86 20.4 1.2% 1.2%
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Pitch Distribution