Nicholas Padilla
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 13, #388, Tampa Bay Rays | Grayson CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 5.40 1 0 0 1.2 1 2.40
2023 0 1 5.79 3 0 0 4.2 6 2.14
2 Seasons 0 1 5.68 4 0 0 6.1 7 2.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-0 5.40 1.2 1 2.40
2023 3 0-1 5.79 4.2 6 2.14
2 Seasons 4 0-1 5.68 6.1 7 2.21
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
2022 25 39 6 0 0.0 0.0 88.8 102.5 11.0 50.0 .274 .377 .391 .373 .329 50.0 11.1 22.2 5.40 6.09
2023 26 100 16 4 25.0 17.4 96.7 110.1 16.4 75.0 .442 .752 .471 .516 .698 68.8 26.1 4.3 5.79 14.77
Player 139 22 4 18.2 12.5 94.5 110.1 14.9 68.2 .401 .662 .449 .476 .598 63.6 21.9 9.4
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

Padilla relies on 4 pitches.
Sweeper
(30.0%) ,
Cutter
(29.0%) ,
Sinker
(22.0%) ,
Curveball
(19.0%) ,


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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
2022 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 33.3 33.3 33.3 16.7 0.0 33.3 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2023 12.5 18.8 62.5 6.3 31.3 37.5 31.3 0.0 6.3 18.8 37.5 12.5 25.0 17.4
Player 18.2 22.7 54.5 4.5 31.8 36.4 31.8 4.5 4.5 22.7 40.9 9.1 18.2 12.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2023 Sinker CWS R 22 93.9 25.9 3.2 14 10.0 -5.2 -34
2023 Curveball CWS R 19 80.0 56.9 4.2 8 11.7 2.9 32
2023 Sweeper CWS R 30 81.9 48.1 7.7 19 17.0 2.6 18
2023 Cutter CWS R 29 92.2 23.7 -0.6 -3 3.2 1.5 91
2022 Cutter CHC R 24 92.9 21.8 0.2 1 2.0 0.2 10
2022 Sinker CHC R 6 93.6 26.0 3.3 15 14.6 -0.6 -4
2022 Sweeper CHC R 9 82.2 42.5 2.4 6 16.7 2.2 15
! 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 %
2023 Sweeper -8.3 -2 30 30.0 8 .500 1.000 .631 46.2 37.5 23.1 .405 .769 .498 40.0
2023 Cutter -1.3 0 29 29.0 6 .400 .600 .475 36.4 16.7 14.3 .501 .742 .559 100.0
2023 Sinker 4.2 1 22 22.0 7 .286 .286 .257 20.0 28.6 33.3 .477 .826 .555 80.0
2023 Curveball 0.9 0 19 19.0 2 .500 1.000 .625 40.0 0.0 0.0 .317 .452 .328 50.0
2022 Cutter -7.3 -2 24 61.5 5 .500 .750 .570 0.0 0.0 0.0 .366 .535 .451 75.0
2022 Sweeper 9.5 1 9 23.1 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 33.3 .152 .166 .140 0.0
2022 Sinker -3.3 0 6 15.4 1 -- -- .700 50.0 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
! 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
2023 Curveball 19 80.0 88 20.7 7:15 7:15 0
2023 Cutter 29 92.2 51 8.0 12:15 11:00 75
2023 Sinker 22 93.9 63 11.2 12:45 2:15 -90
2023 Sweeper 25 81.9 77 20.1 7:30 8:00 -30
2022 Cutter 24 92.9 56 9.0 12:30 11:30 60
! 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
2023 23 100 -1 0 -1 0 -2
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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 %
2022 39 41.0 43.8 100.0 21.7 60.0 33.3 22.2 30.8 16.7 7.7 33.3
2023 100 41.0 65.9 81.5 28.8 41.2 43.0 52.2 44.0 34.1 4.0 100.0
Player 139 41.0 59.6 85.3 26.8 45.5 40.3 43.8 40.3 30.4 5.0 71.4
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.

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 21.9 1 1.0 0 1 0 1 100.0
Player 21.9 1 1.0 0 1 0 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.0 92.9 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 82.2 81.2 -1.0
Exit Velocity 88.8 96.7 7.9
Launch Angle 11.0 16.4 5.4
Barrel % 0.0 25.0 25.0
Hard Hit % 50.0 68.8 18.8
Sweet Spot % 50.0 75.0 25.0
xBA .274 .442 0.168
BA .286 .409 0.123
xwOBA .373 .516 0.143
wOBA .391 .471 0.080
xSLG .377 .752 0.375
SLG .429 .682 0.253
K% 11.1 26.1 15.0
BB% 22.2 4.3 -17.9
Swing % 30.8 44.0 13.2
Whiff% 16.7 34.1 17.4
In Zone % 41.0 41.0 0.0
Out of Zone % 59.0 59.0 0.0
Out of Zone Swing % 21.7 28.8 7.1
First Pitch Swing % 0.0 30.4 30.4
First Pitch Strike % 22.2 52.2 30.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 9 .391 4 0 0.0 5 3 60.0
2023 Shades 23 .471 15 0 0.0 8 3 37.5
! 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 %
2022 5 18.1 0.0% 0.0% 19 22.3 0.0% 0.0%
2023 29 17.7 10.3% 0.0% 20 18.8 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution