Mitch Spence
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 185LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 10, #315, New York Yankees | USC Aiken
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2024 4 3 3.86 18 7 0 63 50 1.21
1 Season 4 3 3.86 18 7 0 63 50 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2024 18 4-3 3.86 63 50 1.21
1 Season 18 4-3 3.86 63 50 1.21
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
2024 26 981 188 15 8.0 5.9 89.9 110.4 8.6 32.4 .249 .405 .310 .305 .353 42.0 19.7 5.9 3.86 3.65
Player 981 188 15 8.0 5.9 89.9 110.4 8.6 32.4 .249 .405 .310 .305 .353 42.0 19.7 5.9
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Spence relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(38.7%) ,
Slider
(38.5%) ,
Curveball
(10.4%) ,
Sinker
(10.3%) ,
Changeup
(2.0%) ,


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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
2024 48.4 22.9 22.9 5.9 38.8 46.3 14.9 2.1 38.8 21.3 23.4 6.4 8.0 5.9
Player 48.4 22.9 22.9 5.9 38.8 46.3 14.9 2.1 38.8 21.3 23.4 6.4 8.0 5.9
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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
2024 Changeup OAK R 20 89.0 31.2 1.6 5 9.0 -5.7 -39
2024 Slider OAK R 378 84.2 40.6 3.3 9 15.5 9.5 159
2024 Curveball OAK R 102 79.5 58.3 5.0 9 13.1 4.8 58
2024 Sinker OAK R 101 92.8 25.3 3.2 14 7.3 -7.2 -50
2024 Cutter OAK R 380 91.0 26.8 -2.7 -11 3.8 1.2 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 %
2024 Cutter 0.6 2 380 38.7 82 .250 .431 .340 17.4 15.9 16.5 .268 .465 .358 45.8
2024 Slider 0.8 3 378 38.5 101 .250 .427 .309 27.4 20.8 17.2 .247 .439 .310 40.0
2024 Curveball -2.0 -2 102 10.4 38 .243 .351 .268 30.5 36.8 19.4 .206 .257 .214 26.1
2024 Sinker 0.3 0 101 10.3 28 .286 .286 .257 12.2 7.1 12.5 .259 .297 .244 46.2
2024 Changeup -5.0 -1 20 2.0 5 .400 .600 .430 0.0 0.0 -- .286 .611 .377 80.0
! 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
2024 Changeup 19 89.0 68 9.8 1:30 2:30 -60
2024 Curveball 102 79.5 84 22.2 7:30 7:15 15
2024 Cutter 379 91.0 30 6.7 11:45 10:45 60
2024 Sinker 98 92.8 54 9.9 12:45 1:45 -60
2024 Slider 377 84.2 61 16.9 8:15 8:30 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2024 254 981 -6 13 -2 -2 3
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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 %
2024 981 50.3 72.0 87.3 32.2 51.0 41.7 62.6 52.2 22.5 9.0 83.0
Player 981 50.3 72.0 87.3 32.2 51.0 41.7 62.6 52.2 22.5 9.0 83.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 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
2024 61 45 45 49 73 24 43 26 26 32 79 33 84 30 5 87 22
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2024 22.4 6 6.0 0 5 7 0 0.0
Player 22.4 6 6.0 0 5 7 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2024 6 4 5 6 6 6 8 7 3 5 6 9 6 4 5 6 4 5 7 7 7 6 8 8 6 5 6 6 7 6 5
Player 6 4 5 6 6 6 8 7 3 5 6 9 6 4 5 6 4 5 7 7 7 6 8 8 6 5 6 6 7 6 5
! 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2024 Shades 254 .310 146 2 1.4 108 76 70.4
! 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 %
2024 247 16.3 20.6% 0.8% 112 19.6 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution