Mike Pelfrey
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 7" 240LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2005 | Rd: 1, #9, New York Mets | Wichita State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 6 11 4.26 30 30 0 164.2 86 1.48
2016 4 10 5.07 24 22 0 119 56 1.73
2017 3 12 5.93 34 21 0 120 79 1.58
12 Seasons 68 103 4.68 275 256 1 1,476.1 838 1.51
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2015 30 6-11 4.26 164.2 86 1.48
2016 24 4-10 5.07 119 56 1.73
2017 34 3-12 5.93 120 79 1.58
12 Seasons 275 68-103 4.68 1,476.1 838 1.51
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 31 2663 571 26 4.6 3.6 88.3 113.9 7.0 33.1 .293 .433 .339 .347 .366 37.1 12.0 6.3 4.26 5.10
2016 32 2054 433 24 5.5 4.4 89.0 115.5 7.5 31.4 .311 .477 .378 .370 .379 39.3 10.4 8.5 5.07 6.05
2017 33 2291 395 30 7.6 5.5 87.8 114.7 8.6 29.9 .267 .463 .362 .356 .369 37.2 14.5 11.4 5.92 5.63
Player 7008 1399 80 5.7 4.4 88.4 115.5 7.6 31.7 .291 .455 .358 .357 .371 37.8 12.3 8.5
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

Pelfrey relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(58.8%) ,
Curveball
(15%) ,
Split Finger
(13.6%) ,
Slider
(12.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.5%) ,


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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 52.7 18.2 24.5 4.6 30.5 40.5 29.1 3.7 40.6 17.2 27.8 3.9 4.6 3.6
2016 52.2 14.1 27.7 6.0 32.8 41.1 24.2 5.1 39.7 15.9 27.7 4.6 5.5 4.4
2017 50.4 20.0 23.0 6.6 37.5 40.5 21.8 4.8 41.0 21.0 20.8 4.3 7.6 5.5
Player 51.9 17.4 25.1 5.6 33.2 40.7 25.5 4.4 40.5 17.9 25.8 4.2 5.7 4.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 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
2017 Splitter CWS R 310 81.3 43.1 6.3 17 10.1 -0.2 -2
2017 Sinker CWS R 1,344 91.9 23.4 2.6 13 18.5 3.9 27
2017 Curveball CWS R 342 70.2 63.8 -2.3 -3 9.1 -2.8 -23
2017 Slider CWS R 278 82.9 35.0 -1.8 -5 0.4 -5.6 -108
2017 4-Seamer CWS R 12 92.7 14.6 -0.2 -1 12.7 5.5 77
2016 Sinker DET R 1,347 93.4 20.7 1.7 9 15.4 1.6 12
2016 4-Seamer DET R 54 92.9 16.9 -2.6 -18 11.0 4.1 60
2016 Curveball DET R 97 73.6 56.7 -3.7 -6 9.3 -4.4 -32
2016 Splitter DET R 318 81.7 40.3 4.2 12 8.7 -1.4 -14
2016 Slider DET R 195 84.3 32.4 -1.0 -3 3.7 -1.2 -24
2015 Sinker MIN R 1,625 93.9 -- -- 13.3 -0.3 -2
2015 Slider MIN R 241 84.3 -- -- 4.6 -0.6 -11
2015 Curveball MIN R 90 73.6 -- -- 8.5 -3.8 -31
2015 Splitter MIN R 373 81.4 -- -- 6.9 -2.2 -24
2015 4-Seamer MIN R 307 93.6 -- -- 10.0 3.4 51
! 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 %
2017 Sinker -1.6 -21 1,344 58.7 348 .307 .564 .434 10.5 12.6 10.6 .288 .522 .392 41.9
2017 Curveball -0.1 0 342 14.9 46 .205 .410 .311 39.4 21.7 13.3 .227 .360 .305 26.7
2017 Splitter 0.0 0 310 13.5 92 .224 .376 .286 25.8 16.3 12.6 .235 .369 .288 29.6
2017 Slider -0.9 -2 278 12.1 50 .178 .289 .286 22.9 16.0 8.7 .238 .367 .300 27.0
2017 4-Seamer 16.9 2 12 0.5 5 .200 .400 .250 0.0 20.0 50.0 .224 .277 .219 50.0
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 841 3,282 23 27 -19 -19 12
2009 811 3,118 5 17 -21 -16 -14
2010 864 3,384 19 18 -19 -11 7
2011 849 3,187 5 10 -17 -10 -12
2012 85 305 2 4 0 -1 5
2013 680 2,726 3 12 -18 -11 -13
2014 118 456 -4 1 -5 -1 -9
2015 713 2,657 6 12 -23 -12 -17
2016 541 2,054 -1 8 -16 -10 -18
2017 541 2,286 -10 23 -19 -15 -21
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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 2,663 48.8 66.8 89.7 25.1 72.5 43.5 57.8 45.4 13.9 6.6 81.1
2016 2,054 47.5 64.8 86.6 24.7 74.2 43.6 58.4 43.8 16.4 7.2 73.0
2017 2,291 45.1 63.0 87.8 22.2 68.8 41.7 59.3 40.5 17.4 6.6 74.0
Player 7,008 47.2 65.0 88.2 24.0 71.8 43.0 58.5 43.4 15.7 6.8 76.3
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 9 2 18 53 5 17 62 43 15 3 69 2 8 66 4 9 95
2016 3 1 10 40 1 30 61 34 12 1 41 5 8 57 5 4 96
2017 11 24 18 19 6 13 18 34 15 8 12 7 3 34 3 5 95
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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 21.9 15 15.6 -1 4 13 7 46.7
2017 22.4 25 21.4 4 10 13 11 44.0
Player 22.2 40 37.0 3 14 26 18 45.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 15 19 13 16 18 12 19 15 17 10 13 19 14 12 17 15 10 12 17 19 15 12 22 20 14 15 18 20 18 16 11
2017 25 23 21 18 23 22 23 20 18 18 22 24 22 20 23 21 19 19 24 21 22 24 26 21 20 18 21 26 24 23 17
Player 40 42 34 34 41 34 42 35 35 28 35 43 36 32 40 36 29 31 41 40 37 36 48 41 34 33 39 46 42 39 28
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 93.4 -0.5 91.9 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 81.3 81.7 0.4 81.3 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 81.4 80.8 -0.6 75.9 -4.9
Exit Velocity 88.3 89.0 0.7 87.8 -1.2
Launch Angle 7.0 7.5 0.5 8.6 1.1
Barrel % 4.6 5.5 0.9 7.6 2.1
Hard Hit % 37.1 39.3 2.2 37.2 -2.1
Sweet Spot % 33.1 31.4 -1.7 29.9 -1.5
xBA .293 .311 0.018 .267 -0.044
BA .304 .332 0.028 .270 -0.062
xwOBA .347 .370 0.023 .356 -0.014
wOBA .339 .378 0.039 .362 -0.016
xSLG .433 .477 0.044 .463 -0.014
SLG .413 .483 0.070 .488 0.005
K% 12.0 10.4 -1.6 14.5 4.1
BB% 6.3 8.5 2.2 11.4 2.9
Swing % 45.4 43.8 -1.6 40.5 -3.3
Whiff% 13.9 16.4 2.5 17.4 1.0
In Zone % 48.8 47.5 -1.3 45.1 -2.4
Out of Zone % 51.2 52.5 1.3 54.9 2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.1 24.7 -0.4 22.2 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 25.0 -0.5 22.5 -2.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 58.4 0.6 59.3 0.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 538 .371 264 1 0.4 274 72 26.3
2017 Shifts 541 .359 287 43 15.0 254 150 59.1
! 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 %
2010 949 15.0 49.2% 0.7% 673 23.0 0.3% 10.5%
2011 907 14.7 53.6% 0.2% 563 22.7 1.8% 10.7%
2012 91 16.9 27.5% 1.1% 59 21.9 0.0% 6.8%
2013 800 17.4 22.5% 0.4% 551 25.9 1.1% 19.1%
2014 131 17.1 24.4% 0.8% 102 23.8 1.0% 12.7%
2015 783 18.1 23.6% 4.0% 495 26.3 3.4% 33.3%
2016 605 19.0 17.7% 4.3% 389 28.4 3.9% 38.6%
2017 719 18.2 15.0% 3.1% 454 26.7 0.0% 26.2%
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Pitch Distribution