Nate Jones
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2007 | Rd: 5, #179, Chicago White Sox | Northern Kentucky
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 3.48 13 0 1 10.1 10 1.65
2020 0 1 6.27 21 0 0 18.2 23 1.66
2021 0 2 5.68 20 0 0 19 14 1.47
10 Seasons 22 16 3.45 325 0 9 329 355 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 0-1 3.48 10.1 10 1.65
2020 21 0-1 6.27 18.2 23 1.66
2021 20 0-2 5.68 19 14 1.47
10 Seasons 325 22-16 3.45 329 355 1.26
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 29 281 39 4 10.3 5.6 91.8 109.6 12.4 33.3 .195 .368 .300 .281 .424 43.6 37.5 8.3 3.32 3.22
2016 30 1009 176 9 5.1 3.3 89.6 109.6 10.6 27.8 .217 .350 .237 .266 .354 36.9 29.2 5.5 2.29 2.93
2017 31 203 27 2 7.4 4.1 91.6 111.0 8.1 18.5 .226 .392 .296 .316 .410 40.7 30.6 12.2 2.31 4.30
2018 32 515 87 9 10.3 6.6 89.0 112.8 13.6 40.2 .249 .433 .320 .343 .397 35.6 23.4 10.9 3.00 5.09
2019 33 206 29 1 3.4 2.1 91.8 113.2 11.0 24.1 .227 .300 .341 .298 .306 41.4 21.3 14.9 3.48 3.89
2020 34 361 55 6 10.9 7.0 93.5 113.0 16.2 40.0 .263 .485 .399 .345 .443 56.4 26.7 7.0 6.27 5.16
2021 35 309 60 7 11.7 8.0 90.1 112.8 18.4 38.3 .256 .511 .349 .362 .396 46.7 16.1 13.8 5.68 5.77
Player 2884 473 38 8.0 5.1 90.4 113.2 12.9 32.6 .232 .400 .300 .307 .384 41.2 26.7 8.9
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

Jones relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(36.6%) ,
Slider
(36.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(26.2%) ,
Changeup
(1%) ,


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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 48.7 20.5 23.1 7.7 28.2 43.6 28.2 0.0 33.3 23.1 23.1 2.6 10.3 5.6
2016 47.2 21.0 24.4 7.4 33.5 34.7 31.3 3.4 34.1 22.7 24.4 6.3 5.1 3.3
2017 59.3 22.2 14.8 3.7 40.7 37.0 22.2 7.4 37.0 18.5 29.6 0.0 7.4 4.1
2018 41.4 20.7 28.7 9.2 31.0 46.0 23.0 6.9 28.7 23.0 23.0 8.0 10.3 6.6
2019 51.7 31.0 17.2 0.0 34.5 51.7 13.8 0.0 34.5 31.0 31.0 0.0 3.4 2.1
2020 40.0 34.5 23.6 1.8 34.5 30.9 34.5 0.0 25.5 23.6 29.1 10.9 10.9 7.0
2021 33.3 31.7 25.0 10.0 38.3 36.7 25.0 3.3 28.3 28.3 16.7 11.7 11.7 8.0
Player 44.6 24.5 24.1 6.8 33.8 38.5 27.5 3.4 31.5 23.9 24.3 6.8 8.0 5.1
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
2021 Slider LAD R 112 87.2 33.4 -0.1 0 1.6 -2.2 -57
2021 4-Seamer LAD R 81 95.5 12.8 1.0 7 6.4 -0.5 -7
2021 Sinker LAD R 113 95.6 13.5 -6.9 -34 9.7 -5.2 -35
2021 Changeup LAD R 3 89.4 21.5 -6.6 -24 13.0 -1.4 -10
2020 Changeup CIN R 1 89.3 20.1 -8.5 -30 11.7 -2.5 -18
2020 Slider CIN R 167 88.0 30.5 -2.0 -6 1.0 -2.2 -69
2020 Sinker CIN R 188 95.9 13.9 -5.7 -29 12.7 -2.1 -14
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 5 95.5 13.5 0.5 3 3.7 -3.5 -49
2019 Slider CWS R 80 87.1 31.6 -3.3 -9 0.2 -3.7 -95
2019 Sinker CWS R 120 94.9 14.8 -6.4 -30 13.7 -1.3 -9
2019 Changeup CWS R 6 87.7 21.6 -8.1 -27 13.3 -0.6 -4
2018 Sinker CWS R 333 97.2 13.9 -5.5 -28 12.1 -2.7 -18
2018 Changeup CWS R 11 88.5 23.9 -5.2 -18 12.6 -1.5 -11
2018 Slider CWS R 171 88.8 31.8 -1.2 -4 2.0 -1.8 -47
2017 Slider CWS R 95 88.0 33.1 1.4 5 1.1 -1.8 -62
2017 Changeup CWS R 2 88.4 23.7 -4.8 -17 9.0 -4.8 -35
2017 Sinker CWS R 106 97.2 12.4 -5.9 -32 14.9 -0.9 -6
2016 Sinker CWS R 613 97.5 13.5 -3.1 -19 12.8 -1.2 -9
2016 Curveball CWS R 6 81.0 44.7 -5.8 -12 15.7 7.4 89
2016 4-Seamer CWS R 4 96.5 8.2 4.3 35 5.8 -1.8 -24
2016 Slider CWS R 358 88.9 33.1 3.7 12 3.4 -0.8 -18
2016 Changeup CWS R 4 88.6 22.8 -3.9 -15 15.5 3.2 26
2015 Curveball CWS R 1 81.2 -- -- 16.6 7.0 73
2015 4-Seamer CWS R 1 95.9 -- -- 9.1 1.7 22
2015 Changeup CWS R 4 89.0 -- -- 13.6 1.4 11
2015 Slider CWS R 123 90.0 -- -- 3.9 -0.2 -4
2015 Sinker CWS R 150 98.2 -- -- 12.3 -1.6 -12
! 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 -0.8 -1 113 36.6 32 .214 .750 .428 17.2 9.4 13.6 .273 .689 .434 48.0
2021 Slider -3.9 -4 112 36.2 28 .192 .462 .334 39.6 32.1 22.5 .186 .291 .241 35.3
2021 4-Seamer 2.9 2 81 26.2 22 .222 .278 .275 29.2 9.1 9.5 .296 .527 .391 58.8
2021 Changeup -10.9 0 3 1.0 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .889 .962 .822 0.0
2020 Sinker -1.4 -3 188 52.1 42 .421 .632 .462 17.6 14.3 12.0 .343 .586 .409 69.7
2020 Slider -0.3 0 167 46.3 41 .216 .486 .333 47.2 39.0 19.5 .176 .385 .277 38.1
2020 4-Seamer -12.4 -1 5 1.4 2 .500 1.000 .625 50.0 50.0 20.0 .370 .425 .360 0.0
2020 Changeup 5.3 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker 2.5 3 120 58.3 31 .259 .481 .365 13.7 16.1 16.7 .222 .305 .289 40.9
2019 Slider -0.9 -1 80 38.8 14 .273 .273 .343 46.4 35.7 16.1 .249 .293 .333 50.0
2019 Changeup 12.1 1 6 2.9 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .120 .241 .142 0.0
2018 Sinker -1.3 -4 333 64.7 86 .275 .377 .375 21.2 12.8 16.9 .299 .493 .399 38.3
2018 Slider -0.5 -1 171 33.2 45 .167 .381 .280 48.9 44.4 23.8 .161 .334 .242 22.7
2018 Changeup 7.6 1 11 2.1 6 .333 .500 .358 14.3 16.7 50.0 .294 .430 .316 60.0
2017 Sinker 0.0 0 106 52.2 30 .269 .462 .363 22.4 23.3 29.2 .241 .490 .357 52.6
2017 Slider 2.4 2 95 46.8 17 .143 .143 .200 38.5 47.1 19.0 .169 .187 .224 0.0
2017 Changeup 7.6 0 2 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .640 .705 .576 100.0
! 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
2021 4-Seam Fastball 81 95.5 88 17.8 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 113 95.6 90 18.9 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Slider 112 87.2 14 2.6 11:30 10:00 90
2020 Sinker 179 95.9 88 20.3 1:00 1:15 -15
2020 Slider 158 88.0 20 3.8 12:30 11:15 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 298 1,155 3 7 -9 -4 -2
2013 311 1,230 6 3 -4 -4 0
2015 72 281 3 -1 1 0 3
2016 271 996 6 14 1 -4 17
2017 48 203 1 4 -1 -2 2
2018 137 515 -3 6 -2 -5 -4
2019 46 206 4 4 -2 -3 3
2020 85 361 -5 5 -1 -2 -4
2021 83 309 2 1 -3 -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 %
2015 281 52.3 60.5 77.5 35.1 38.3 42.7 59.7 48.4 35.3 7.1 75.0
2016 1,009 51.5 67.8 80.8 34.4 47.3 41.9 63.9 51.1 29.5 8.5 77.6
2017 203 45.8 71.0 81.8 21.8 41.7 35.5 60.4 44.3 28.9 5.4 81.8
2018 515 48.0 72.1 77.5 27.2 49.3 42.1 57.7 48.7 30.7 7.8 80.0
2019 206 45.6 63.8 80.0 18.8 57.1 37.9 63.0 39.3 25.9 8.3 88.2
2020 361 50.4 74.7 80.9 26.3 25.5 33.0 74.1 50.7 32.8 10.2 78.4
2021 309 49.2 80.3 77.0 24.8 59.0 38.5 72.6 52.1 27.3 7.4 87.0
Player 2,884 49.7 69.9 79.5 28.9 45.5 39.8 64.2 49.2 30.2 8.1 79.8
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 99 96 43
2016 90 84 79 71 92 76 68 21 29 91 87 87 93 97 94 19
2017 96 92 22
2018 96 93 26
2019 76 90 18
2020 24 27 16 14 37 46 12 1 1 67 70 83 36 87 89 15
2021 83 89 12
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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 21.8 7 6.8 0 4 8 1 14.3
2017 22.6 1 1.4 0 0 2 0 0.0
2018 19.8 4 3.2 1 4 4 0 0.0
2019 25.2 2 0.9 1 0 2 0 0.0
2020 24.9 5 4.4 1 1 5 1 20.0
2021 23.2 7 6.7 0 1 4 3 42.9
Player 22.7 26 23.5 3 10 25 5 19.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 6 5 6 7 9 8 6 7 8 3 6 8 7 7 6 9 10 6 7 7 9 8 7 3
2017 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1
2018 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 2 0 2 3 3 5 3 1 4 3 4 2 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 2 3 5 3 2
2019 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 0
2020 5 4 4 5 5 7 5 6 2 2 2 5 6 4 4 5 6 6 4 5 5 4 7 5 4 2 5 5 6 2 1
2021 7 7 5 7 6 7 7 7 4 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 6
Player 26 24 20 23 25 26 27 23 12 18 21 27 29 23 20 27 21 24 23 25 26 23 32 29 24 21 21 28 29 22 13
! 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 98.2 97.5 -0.7 97.2 -0.3 97.2 0.0 94.9 -2.3 95.8 0.9 95.6 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 89.0 88.6 -0.4 88.4 -0.2 88.5 0.1 87.7 -0.8 89.3 1.6 89.4 0.1
Breaking Velocity 89.9 88.8 -1.1 88.0 -0.8 88.8 0.8 87.1 -1.7 88.0 0.9 87.2 -0.8
Exit Velocity 91.8 89.6 -2.2 91.6 2.0 89.0 -2.6 91.8 2.8 93.5 1.7 90.1 -3.4
Launch Angle 12.4 10.6 -1.8 8.1 -2.5 13.6 5.5 11.0 -2.6 16.2 5.2 18.4 2.2
Barrel % 10.3 5.1 -5.2 7.4 2.3 10.3 2.9 3.4 -6.9 10.9 7.5 11.7 0.8
Hard Hit % 43.6 36.9 -6.7 40.7 3.8 35.6 -5.1 41.4 5.8 56.4 15.0 46.7 -9.7
Sweet Spot % 33.3 27.8 -5.5 18.5 -9.3 40.2 21.7 24.1 -16.1 40.0 15.9 38.3 -1.7
xBA .195 .217 0.022 .226 0.009 .249 0.023 .227 -0.022 .263 0.036 .256 -0.007
BA .188 .190 0.002 .220 0.030 .239 0.019 .256 0.017 .325 0.069 .219 -0.106
xwOBA .281 .266 -0.015 .316 0.050 .343 0.027 .298 -0.045 .345 0.047 .362 0.017
wOBA .300 .237 -0.063 .296 0.059 .320 0.024 .341 0.021 .399 0.058 .349 -0.050
xSLG .368 .350 -0.018 .392 0.042 .433 0.041 .300 -0.133 .485 0.185 .511 0.026
SLG .438 .310 -0.128 .341 0.031 .385 0.044 .410 0.025 .571 0.161 .534 -0.037
K% 37.5 29.2 -8.3 30.6 1.4 23.4 -7.2 21.3 -2.1 26.7 5.4 16.1 -10.6
BB% 8.3 5.5 -2.8 12.2 6.7 10.9 -1.3 14.9 4.0 7.0 -7.9 13.8 6.8
Swing % 48.4 51.1 2.7 44.3 -6.8 48.7 4.4 39.3 -9.4 50.7 11.4 52.1 1.4
Whiff% 35.3 29.5 -5.8 28.9 -0.6 30.7 1.8 25.9 -4.8 32.8 6.9 27.3 -5.5
In Zone % 52.3 51.5 -0.8 45.8 -5.7 48.0 2.2 45.6 -2.4 50.4 4.8 49.2 -1.2
Out of Zone % 47.7 48.5 0.8 54.2 5.7 52.0 -2.2 54.4 2.4 49.6 -4.8 50.8 1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 35.1 34.4 -0.7 21.8 -12.6 27.2 5.4 18.8 -8.4 26.3 7.5 24.8 -1.5
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 33.9 0.6 31.3 -2.6 33.6 2.3 23.9 -9.7 38.8 14.9 52.4 13.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.7 63.9 4.2 60.4 -3.5 57.7 -2.7 63.0 5.3 74.1 11.1 72.6 -1.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 264 .237 158 2 1.3 106 20 18.9
2017 Shifts 48 .296 21 3 14.3 27 10 37.0
2018 Shifts 137 .320 79 4 5.1 58 21 36.2
2019 Shifts 46 .341 32 5 15.6 14 9 64.3
2020 Shifts 84 .393 48 4 8.3 36 33 91.7
2021 Shifts 83 .349 53 18 34.0 30 16 53.3
! 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 %
2012 286 16.3 32.9% 1.4% 239 21.0 0.4% 9.2%
2013 337 17.6 22.6% 1.5% 205 21.7 1.5% 6.3%
2014 4 15.9 25.0% 0.0% 11 22.4 0.0% 9.1%
2015 84 18.8 28.6% 3.6% 44 21.5 6.8% 13.6%
2016 246 19.0 17.5% 5.7% 183 22.6 8.2% 13.7%
2017 51 21.1 2.0% 3.9% 39 23.7 0.0% 2.6%
2018 126 19.9 5.6% 3.2% 94 23.3 0.0% 16.0%
2019 57 19.5 8.8% 7.0% 38 25.2 0.0% 18.4%
2020 87 18.4 12.6% 1.1% 55 21.9 1.8% 16.4%
2021 73 17.8 12.3% 2.7% 47 22.3 2.1% 8.5%
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Pitch Distribution