Nate Pearson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 6" 255LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #28, Toronto Blue Jays | JC of Central Florida
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 1 4.20 12 1 0 15 20 1.73
2023 5 2 4.85 35 0 1 42.2 43 1.27
2024 0 1 4.66 21 0 1 19.1 24 1.50
4 Seasons 7 4 4.93 73 5 2 95 103 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 1-1 4.20 15 20 1.73
2023 35 5-2 4.85 42.2 43 1.27
2024 21 0-1 4.66 19.1 24 1.50
4 Seasons 73 7-4 4.93 95 103 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
2020 23 324 52 4 7.7 4.9 88.9 110.4 16.6 26.9 .220 .396 .337 .329 .337 38.5 19.8 16.0 6.00 4.64
2021 24 301 39 3 7.7 4.2 92.4 108.8 23.1 20.5 .189 .312 .332 .289 .323 46.2 28.2 16.9 4.20 3.50
2023 26 737 118 10 8.5 5.5 91.6 113.5 22.9 29.7 .222 .395 .310 .305 .352 47.5 23.6 9.9 4.85 3.90
2024 27 372 53 3 5.7 3.4 89.2 109.1 13.3 39.6 .216 .336 .324 .308 .358 41.5 27.0 11.2 4.66 3.69
Player 1734 262 20 7.6 4.7 90.7 113.5 19.7 29.8 .215 .369 .322 .307 .346 44.3 24.3 12.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Pearson relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(45.4%) ,
Slider
(43.3%) ,
Curveball
(11.3%) ,


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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
2020 38.5 32.7 19.2 9.6 50.0 26.9 23.1 1.9 30.8 26.9 23.1 9.6 7.7 4.9
2021 41.0 35.9 12.8 10.3 43.6 35.9 20.5 0.0 28.2 35.9 23.1 5.1 7.7 4.2
2023 30.5 30.5 21.2 17.8 44.1 33.9 22.0 1.7 22.9 39.8 22.0 5.1 8.5 5.5
2024 39.6 34.0 26.4 0.0 32.1 49.1 18.9 3.8 30.2 24.5 24.5 11.3 5.7 3.4
Player 35.5 32.4 20.6 11.5 42.7 35.9 21.4 1.9 26.7 33.6 22.9 7.3 7.6 4.7
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 4.7
! 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
2024 Slider TOR R 161 88.0 34.3 1.4 4 6.5 2.6 66
2024 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 169 97.5 12.6 0.6 4 8.3 0.2 2
2024 Curveball TOR R 42 81.5 53.7 3.4 7 12.0 3.3 38
2023 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 456 97.9 11.2 2.1 16 7.5 -1.0 -12
2023 Slider TOR R 176 87.4 35.7 2.1 6 7.1 2.8 63
2023 Curveball TOR R 105 80.4 54.7 2.9 6 12.0 3.3 38
2021 Changeup TOR R 3 83.3 28.5 -3.3 -10 13.4 -0.1 -1
2021 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 189 97.8 11.1 1.6 12 7.7 -0.5 -6
2021 Curveball TOR R 5 74.4 62.6 1.1 2 11.2 0.4 4
2021 Slider TOR R 104 87.0 36.1 2.6 8 6.0 1.6 36
2020 Curveball TOR R 21 77.2 59.6 2.9 5 11.2 1.3 14
2020 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 164 96.3 11.3 2.1 15 6.3 -1.2 -16
2020 Slider TOR R 117 84.5 40.0 2.6 7 6.6 1.5 30
2020 Changeup TOR R 22 87.7 26.1 -2.5 -9 12.7 -0.4 -3
! 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 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -3 169 45.4 44 .400 .571 .463 11.0 11.4 11.4 .300 .499 .414 45.2
2024 Slider 2.8 4 161 43.3 34 .138 .138 .168 41.8 35.3 25.5 .168 .210 .225 31.6
2024 Curveball -3.8 -2 42 11.3 11 .100 .400 .245 40.0 63.6 22.6 .067 .127 .137 66.7
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 5 456 61.9 119 .229 .381 .313 24.3 20.2 21.1 .233 .421 .325 51.9
2023 Slider 0.2 0 176 23.9 42 .237 .526 .343 30.9 26.2 23.9 .214 .390 .270 37.9
2023 Curveball -2.0 -2 105 14.2 19 .188 .313 .289 35.0 42.1 20.5 .165 .232 .254 37.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 189 62.8 47 .211 .342 .345 30.7 31.9 39.5 .186 .316 .306 52.2
2021 Slider -0.3 0 104 34.6 21 .263 .474 .350 43.6 23.8 15.6 .178 .294 .249 42.9
2021 Curveball -10.1 -1 5 1.7 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .703 .793 .652 0.0
2021 Changeup 3.1 0 3 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .006 .008 .005 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -2 164 50.6 50 .205 .385 .349 16.7 16.0 18.2 .241 .433 .376 41.9
2020 Slider -1.2 -1 117 36.1 27 .240 .600 .374 34.7 25.9 17.5 .210 .381 .284 38.9
2020 Changeup 2.2 0 22 6.8 3 .000 .000 .000 36.4 33.3 16.7 .027 .027 .022 0.0
2020 Curveball 1.5 0 21 6.5 1 .000 .000 .000 60.0 0.0 0.0 .064 .064 .070 0.0
! 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 Curveball 38 81.4 86 19.5 7:30 7:15 15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 162 97.5 97 18.0 1:15 1:00 15
2024 Slider 153 87.9 37 7.2 10:00 9:00 60
2023 Curveball 105 80.4 85 19.5 7:15 7:15 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 452 97.9 95 18.8 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Slider 174 87.4 39 8.1 9:45 8:45 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 189 97.8 97 19.0 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 104 87.0 34 6.9 9:45 8:30 75
2020 Changeup 22 87.7 84 15.8 12:45 2:00 -75
2020 Curveball 18 77.3 87 19.8 7:00 7:15 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 160 96.4 97 18.9 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 113 84.5 44 7.9 9:00 8:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 87 352 0 2 -1 -2 -2
2021 70 301 3 2 -5 -1 -1
2023 180 737 3 8 -4 -4 3
2024 89 372 6 -3 -2 -2 -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 %
2020 324 47.2 63.4 83.5 23.4 50.0 39.8 51.9 42.3 26.3 5.2 70.6
2021 301 44.2 62.4 72.3 19.6 48.5 46.8 51.4 38.5 34.5 9.3 82.1
2023 737 48.2 67.9 82.6 20.2 45.5 37.7 53.8 43.1 26.4 7.9 77.6
2024 372 48.1 62.6 82.1 24.4 53.2 41.1 66.3 42.7 25.8 9.1 64.7
Player 1,734 47.3 65.0 81.1 21.6 48.7 40.4 55.7 42.1 27.5 7.9 74.5
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
2020 37 70 51 38 26 65 41 38 42 28 4 47 16 90 61 88
2021 98 42 80
2023 95 69 65 87
2024 55 80 83 79 43 79 74 38 31 78 21 55 16 95 31 89
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 25.2 5 4.5 1 0 2 3 60.0
2021 25.7 2 1.3 1 0 1 1 50.0
2023 25.3 7 6.5 1 3 6 2 28.6
2024 22.8 2 1.3 1 2 2 0 0.0
Player 25.0 16 13.5 3 5 11 6 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 3
2021 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1
2023 7 3 4 9 8 7 8 6 6 5 6 8 5 6 7 9 8 5 7 8 5 6 10 8 6 4 7 7 5 7 4
2024 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
Player 16 10 11 16 15 15 16 13 11 11 13 18 11 13 15 17 15 11 14 15 12 12 18 15 14 10 14 15 13 14 9
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.3 -- 1.5 -- -- 97.9 -- 97.5 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 -- -4.4 -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.4 -- 3.1 -- -- 84.8 -- 86.6 1.8
Exit Velocity 88.9 -- 3.5 -- -- 91.6 -- 89.2 -2.4
Launch Angle 16.6 -- 6.5 -- -- 22.9 -- 13.3 -9.6
Barrel % 7.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 8.5 -- 5.7 -2.8
Hard Hit % 38.5 -- 7.7 -- -- 47.5 -- 41.5 -6.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 26.9 -- -6.4 -- -- 29.7 -- 39.6 9.9
xBA .220 -- -0.031 -- -- .222 -- .216 -0.006
BA .209 -- 0.028 -- -- .226 -- .257 0.031
xwOBA .329 -- -0.040 -- -- .305 -- .308 0.003
wOBA .337 -- -0.005 -- -- .310 -- .324 0.014
xSLG .396 -- -0.084 -- -- .395 -- .336 -0.059
SLG .448 -- -0.058 -- -- .409 -- .378 -0.031
K% 19.8 -- 8.4 -- -- 23.6 -- 27.0 3.4
BB% 16.0 -- 0.9 -- -- 9.9 -- 11.2 1.3
Swing % 42.3 -- -3.8 -- -- 43.1 -- 42.7 -0.4
Whiff% 26.3 -- 8.2 -- -- 26.4 -- 25.8 -0.6
In Zone % 47.2 -- -3.0 -- -- 48.2 -- 48.1 -0.1
Out of Zone % 52.8 -- 3.0 -- -- 51.8 -- 51.9 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 23.4 -- -3.8 -- -- 20.2 -- 24.4 4.2
First Pitch Swing % 18.5 -- 4.4 -- -- 28.0 -- 29.2 1.2
First Pitch Strike % 51.9 -- -0.5 -- -- 53.8 -- 66.3 12.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 81 .337 42 11 26.2 39 19 48.7
2021 Shifts 70 .332 43 7 16.3 27 22 81.5
2023 Shades 179 .305 106 0 0.0 73 11 15.1
2024 Shades 89 .324 57 16 28.1 32 21 65.6
! 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 %
2020 106 19.9 4.7% 2.8% 54 24.1 0.0% 11.1%
2021 81 21.9 2.5% 4.9% 77 24.3 0.0% 9.1%
2023 190 15.6 33.7% 0.0% 156 19.3 0.6% 1.3%
2024 84 15.8 28.6% 0.0% 69 18.9 4.3% 1.4%
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Pitch Distribution