Mike Wright Jr.
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 6" 240LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 3, #94, Baltimore Orioles | East Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 4 2 5.55 48 2 0 84.1 74 1.62
2019 0 1 7.98 19 0 1 29.1 30 1.91
2021 0 1 5.50 13 0 0 18 11 1.56
6 Seasons 10 13 5.97 123 23 1 276 219 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 48 4-2 5.55 84.1 74 1.62
2019 19 0-1 7.98 29.1 30 1.91
2021 13 0-1 5.50 18 11 1.56
6 Seasons 123 10-13 5.97 276 219 1.56
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 25 785 155 10 6.5 4.9 90.8 112.7 16.4 32.3 .275 .447 .376 .352 .367 38.7 12.7 8.8 6.04 5.27
2016 26 1296 243 13 5.3 4.0 88.5 112.4 13.9 32.5 .262 .442 .362 .343 .363 35.4 15.2 7.9 5.79 5.07
2017 27 417 71 6 8.5 5.5 88.8 115.1 11.3 33.8 .267 .455 .350 .338 .420 39.4 25.7 6.4 5.76 4.99
2018 28 1562 271 16 5.9 4.1 89.6 112.4 14.6 38.4 .286 .427 .360 .350 .392 38.0 19.1 9.3 5.55 5.33
2019 29 577 103 8 7.8 5.4 91.0 113.5 14.9 37.9 .299 .486 .396 .363 .427 46.6 20.4 8.2 7.98 6.04
2021 31 325 57 6 10.5 7.4 86.8 112.3 10.1 26.3 .257 .409 .333 .362 .356 35.1 13.6 13.6 5.50 5.77
Player 4962 900 59 6.6 4.7 89.4 115.1 14.2 34.6 .276 .443 .365 .350 .384 38.3 17.4 8.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wright relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(38.5%) ,
Slider
(30.2%) ,
Sinker
(22.2%) ,
Changeup
(9.2%) ,


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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 38.7 29.0 23.9 8.4 29.7 43.9 26.5 1.9 29.0 31.6 25.2 5.8 6.5 4.9
2016 43.2 21.8 26.7 8.2 34.6 32.1 33.3 3.7 32.1 25.9 22.6 8.6 5.3 4.0
2017 43.7 15.5 31.0 9.9 38.0 36.6 23.9 1.4 33.8 21.1 28.2 7.0 8.5 5.5
2018 36.9 21.4 33.6 8.1 27.3 38.7 33.9 2.2 26.2 25.8 34.7 4.8 5.9 4.1
2019 37.9 23.3 33.0 5.8 36.9 35.9 27.2 1.9 28.2 21.4 32.0 8.7 7.8 5.4
2021 47.4 29.8 19.3 3.5 35.1 36.8 28.1 5.3 43.9 22.8 15.8 1.8 10.5 7.4
Player 40.2 23.1 28.9 7.8 32.1 37.2 30.6 2.7 30.2 25.8 27.8 6.4 6.6 4.7
MLB 44.6 23.4 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
2021 Changeup CWS R 30 77.0 42.8 5.3 14 16.3 2.3 17
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 125 91.9 17.0 -1.3 -8 5.3 -1.6 -23
2021 Sinker CWS R 72 90.1 26.0 1.9 8 15.6 1.0 7
2021 Slider CWS R 98 85.8 35.1 0.0 0 4.6 -0.3 -6
2019 Slider SEA R 205 88.7 31.0 -1.1 -4 4.0 0.6 18
2019 Changeup SEA R 28 83.9 30.7 -0.7 -2 15.7 2.3 17
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 199 93.3 16.4 -0.4 -2 7.1 -0.3 -4
2019 Sinker SEA R 138 92.3 23.4 0.8 3 15.7 1.0 7
2019 Curveball SEA R 7 82.9 42.3 -7.4 -15 4.7 -2.5 -35
2018 Curveball BAL R 98 78.0 50.4 -6.5 -11 7.1 -1.6 -18
2018 Sinker BAL R 285 92.1 24.6 2.1 9 16.4 1.8 13
2018 4-Seamer BAL R 613 93.7 16.4 -0.7 -4 8.0 0.6 9
2018 Changeup BAL R 86 82.6 33.3 0.8 2 15.5 2.4 18
2018 Slider BAL R 478 89.4 29.1 -1.7 -5 2.4 -1.1 -31
2017 Sinker BAL R 131 93.0 23.7 2.7 13 17.1 2.1 14
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 124 94.0 16.6 -2.3 -16 10.8 2.4 29
2017 Changeup BAL R 30 85.4 29.6 0.2 1 16.9 3.3 24
2017 Slider BAL R 128 86.6 35.3 2.4 7 1.8 -1.5 -46
2017 Curveball BAL R 3 77.9 48.8 -6.1 -11 2.1 -6.6 -76
2017 Cutter BAL R 1 92.1 24.9 -3.6 -17 2.2 0.7 44
2016 Curveball BAL R 107 79.6 42.8 -8.7 -17 6.4 -3.0 -32
2016 Slider BAL R 177 84.1 37.9 2.8 8 5.9 0.5 9
2016 Sinker BAL R 288 92.5 19.0 -0.2 -1 14.1 0.4 3
2016 Changeup BAL R 101 81.2 29.6 -1.7 -5 13.7 1.5 12
2016 4-Seamer BAL R 622 94.2 13.6 -0.1 -1 8.3 1.1 15
2015 Sinker BAL R 109 92.4 -- -- 12.9 -0.9 -6
2015 4-Seamer BAL R 421 94.2 -- -- 6.8 -0.2 -3
2015 Curveball BAL R 29 76.9 -- -- 8.5 -1.0 -11
2015 Changeup BAL R 84 80.7 -- -- 12.3 -0.4 -3
2015 Slider BAL R 123 83.9 -- -- 7.5 2.4 47
! 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 4-Seamer 2.2 3 125 38.5 35 .226 .323 .290 19.1 14.3 13.9 .186 .264 .252 30.8
2021 Slider 1.0 1 98 30.2 26 .250 .450 .390 24.3 7.7 10.0 .344 .604 .472 33.3
2021 Sinker -3.5 -3 72 22.2 17 .308 .385 .356 7.1 17.6 21.4 .282 .475 .438 54.5
2021 Changeup -1.7 -1 30 9.2 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 33.3 12.5 .302 .327 .279 0.0
2019 Slider -4.6 -9 205 35.5 65 .339 .644 .462 28.2 23.1 19.2 .270 .460 .334 41.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 199 34.5 39 .343 .486 .395 23.7 30.8 16.9 .310 .456 .363 47.8
2019 Sinker -0.9 -1 138 23.9 36 .281 .375 .357 15.9 8.3 15.0 .320 .495 .383 51.7
2019 Changeup -14.6 -4 28 4.9 5 .750 1.750 .970 22.2 0.0 0.0 .481 1.139 .657 75.0
2019 Curveball 4.8 0 7 1.2 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .180 .214 .180 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 7 613 39.2 165 .252 .392 .319 18.4 24.2 16.0 .260 .408 .336 36.4
2018 Slider -2.4 -11 478 30.6 123 .319 .522 .397 23.9 20.3 18.5 .289 .420 .335 36.0
2018 Sinker -0.7 -2 285 18.2 53 .381 .452 .424 15.8 5.7 9.4 .368 .510 .437 55.0
2018 Curveball -3.7 -4 98 6.3 22 .368 .579 .416 18.4 9.1 7.7 .368 .533 .400 27.8
2018 Changeup -4.6 -4 86 5.5 24 .286 .571 .402 15.0 16.7 13.3 .213 .336 .294 29.4
2017 Sinker -1.4 -2 131 31.4 32 .379 .690 .477 8.3 3.1 5.9 .370 .668 .459 42.9
2017 Slider 0.1 0 128 30.7 31 .241 .276 .260 35.9 32.3 22.2 .185 .259 .223 31.6
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 0 124 29.7 38 .176 .441 .325 23.8 39.5 25.0 .240 .395 .313 42.1
2017 Changeup -2.1 -1 30 7.2 6 .250 1.000 .450 28.6 16.7 25.0 .339 .930 .476 25.0
2017 Curveball -9.8 0 3 0.7 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .533 .606 .481 100.0
2017 Cutter 7.3 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! 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 30 77.0 95 17.2 2:15 2:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 125 91.9 86 15.7 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 71 90.1 84 17.7 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Slider 98 85.8 28 5.3 10:45 9:15 90
! 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
2015 201 774 -2 2 -6 -4 -10
2016 328 1,296 4 2 -10 -9 -12
2017 109 417 -1 4 -3 -2 -3
2018 387 1,560 2 16 -21 -11 -14
2019 146 577 -1 -7 -3 -4 -15
2021 81 325 5 2 -3 -3 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 785 46.8 70.0 84.8 25.6 72.0 45.0 54.4 46.4 18.7 6.5 86.3
2016 1,296 48.8 67.3 88.0 25.8 72.5 40.3 58.5 46.1 16.1 8.6 75.0
2017 417 48.9 66.7 85.3 25.8 50.9 41.0 65.1 45.8 24.6 6.7 78.6
2018 1,562 49.7 66.6 83.0 25.3 71.7 41.7 57.6 45.8 19.8 8.0 83.2
2019 577 50.1 70.2 83.7 24.0 53.6 38.6 65.3 47.1 23.5 8.5 87.8
2021 325 45.8 64.4 91.7 24.4 58.1 39.1 53.1 42.8 18.7 10.2 75.8
Player 4,962 48.8 67.6 85.4 25.3 67.3 41.3 58.6 45.9 19.4 8.0 80.9
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 6 12 11 17 2 63 18 1 6 5 24 17 12 65 48 45
2016 18 30 25 23 18 55 64 51 41 9 49 5 16 63 34 30 49
2017 59 35 42
2018 9 3 26 59 2 49 61 16 28 26 32 14 20 54 33 28 43
2019 44 36 34
2021 18 34 55
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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 23.6 12 12.9 -1 8 11 5 41.7
2017 22.8 5 5.1 0 2 3 2 40.0
2018 22.1 12 9.3 3 6 7 3 25.0
2019 24.2 6 5.1 1 2 5 2 33.3
2021 22.5 1 1.3 0 3 0 1 100.0
Player 23.1 36 33.7 2 21 26 13 36.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 12 14 11 13 14 11 16 15 12 7 11 18 11 11 14 14 7 10 12 14 12 11 17 15 12 13 14 20 15 13 10
2017 5 5 4 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 3
2018 12 13 6 13 11 8 10 8 8 7 10 14 8 7 8 9 9 8 9 12 9 8 14 9 9 7 8 11 10 10 5
2019 6 6 5 4 6 5 7 6 7 2 4 7 3 5 5 3 4 4 6 7 5 6 7 7 4 2 3 5 6 6 6
2021 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Player 36 39 28 37 38 30 39 35 33 22 31 47 29 29 33 33 26 28 33 39 33 33 46 37 32 28 31 43 38 35 25
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93.7 -0.1 93.5 -0.2 93.2 -0.3 92.9 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 80.7 81.2 0.5 85.4 4.2 82.6 -2.8 83.9 1.3
Breaking Velocity 82.6 82.4 -0.2 86.4 4.0 87.5 1.1 88.5 1.0
Exit Velocity 90.8 88.5 -2.3 88.8 0.3 89.6 0.8 91.0 1.4
Launch Angle 16.4 13.9 -2.5 11.3 -2.6 14.6 3.3 14.9 0.3
Barrel % 6.5 5.3 -1.2 8.5 3.2 5.9 -2.6 7.8 1.9
Hard Hit % 38.7 35.4 -3.3 39.4 4.0 38.0 -1.4 46.6 8.6
Sweet Spot % 32.3 32.5 0.2 33.8 1.3 38.4 4.6 37.9 -0.5
xBA .275 .262 -0.013 .267 0.005 .286 0.019 .299 0.013
BA .291 .282 -0.009 .265 -0.017 .299 0.034 .336 0.037
xwOBA .352 .343 -0.009 .338 -0.005 .350 0.012 .363 0.013
wOBA .376 .362 -0.014 .350 -0.012 .360 0.010 .396 0.036
xSLG .447 .442 -0.005 .455 0.013 .427 -0.028 .486 0.059
SLG .520 .495 -0.025 .500 0.005 .464 -0.036 .565 0.101
K% 12.7 15.2 2.5 25.7 10.5 19.1 -6.6 20.4 1.3
BB% 8.8 7.9 -0.9 6.4 -1.5 9.3 2.9 8.2 -1.1
Swing % 46.4 46.1 -0.3 45.8 -0.3 45.8 0.0 47.1 1.3
Whiff% 18.7 16.1 -2.6 24.6 8.5 19.8 -4.8 23.5 3.7
In Zone % 46.8 48.8 2.0 48.9 0.1 49.7 0.8 50.1 0.4
Out of Zone % 53.2 51.2 -2.0 51.1 -0.1 50.3 -0.8 49.9 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.6 25.8 0.2 25.8 0.0 25.3 -0.5 24.0 -1.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 25.0 0.5 30.3 5.3 24.5 -5.8 39.5 15.0
First Pitch Strike % 54.4 58.5 4.1 65.1 6.6 57.6 -7.5 65.3 7.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 317 .361 185 14 7.6 132 39 29.5
2017 Shifts 109 .350 71 5 7.0 38 11 28.9
2018 Shifts 387 .360 230 34 14.8 157 54 34.4
2019 Shifts 146 .396 91 18 19.8 55 33 60.0
2021 Shifts 81 .333 52 4 7.7 29 18 62.1
! 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