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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 5.01 30 0 0 23.1 23 1.63
2 Seasons 1 0 5.08 34 0 0 28.1 30 1.73
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 1-0 5.01 23.1 23 1.63
2 Seasons 34 1-0 5.08 28.1 30 1.73

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
2020 23 114 12 1 8.3 3.8 93.4 109.3 13.8 33.3 .281 .425 .380 .397 .452 41.7 26.9 26.9 5.40 7.22
2021 24 452 71 5 7 4.7 86.6 110.8 16.2 35.2 .252 .422 .349 .338 .388 29.6 21.5 12.1 5.01 4.92
Player 566 83 6 7.2 4.5 87.6 110.8 15.8 34.9 .257 .423 .355 .350 .398 31.3 22.6 15.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mears relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.2%) ,
Curveball
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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 41.7 25.0 33.3 0.0 33.3 50.0 16.7 0.0 33.3 16.7 33.3 8.3 8.3 3.8
2021 39.4 31.0 22.5 7.0 32.4 40.8 26.8 2.8 26.8 25.4 29.6 7.0 7.0 4.7
Player 39.8 30.1 24.1 6.0 32.5 42.2 25.3 2.4 27.7 24.1 30.1 7.2 7.2 4.5
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Curveball PIT R 162 79.1 55.4 1.8 3 3.8 -5.9 -61
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 290 95.6 10.9 2.8 20 3.8 -3.5 -48
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 77 95.7 11.0 2.7 20 5.1 -2.1 -29
2020 Sinker PIT R 1 94.0 14.4 -6.4 -31 8.3 -6.3 -43
2020 Curveball PIT R 36 78.3 57.1 2.5 5 4.5 -5.0 -52
! 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 -0.1 0 290 64.2 70 .246 .439 .357 26.7 18.6 16.9 .253 .435 .370 33.3
2021 Curveball 4.0 6 162 35.8 36 .306 .500 .356 20.4 27.8 17.2 .250 .401 .278 23.1
2020 4-Seamer -0.9 -1 77 67.5 18 .250 .583 .425 35.3 22.2 26.7 .322 .521 .434 55.6
2020 Curveball 3.2 1 36 31.6 8 .167 .167 .400 57.1 37.5 20.0 .198 .231 .315 0.0
2020 Sinker -17.9 0 1 0.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 36 78.3 76 15.8 6:30 6:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 76 95.7 96 19.2 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Curveball 162 79.1 74 14.8 6:15 6:30 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 290 95.6 97 18.9 12:30 12:30 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 26 114 -1 -1 2 1 0
2021 106 452 -4 1 5 4 6
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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 114 40.4 69.6 71.9 25.0 35.3 41.2 42.3 43.0 40.8 6.1 100.0
2021 452 46.9 69.3 78.2 28.3 67.6 42.7 58.5 47.6 25.1 5.3 79.2
Player 566 45.6 69.4 77.1 27.6 61.2 42.4 55.3 46.6 28.0 5.5 83.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 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
2020 87 76 65
2021 84 37 26 81
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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 23.5 1 1.1 0 0 2 0 0.0
2021 22.8 5 2.4 3 3 3 1 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 2
2021 5 3 5 1 3 3 2 3 3 1 5 2 1 2 1 3 4 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 4 3 1 3 2 4
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.7 95.6 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 78.3 79.1 0.8
Exit Velocity 93.4 86.6 -6.8
Launch Angle 13.8 16.2 2.4
Barrel % 8.3 7 -1.3
Hard Hit % 41.7 29.6 -12.1
Sweet Spot % 33.3 35.2 1.9
xBA .281 .252 -0.029
BA .222 .269 0.047
xwOBA .397 .338 -0.059
wOBA .38 .349 -0.031
xSLG .425 .422 -0.003
SLG .444 .462 0.018
K% 26.9 21.5 -5.4
BB% 26.9 12.1 -14.8
Swing % 43 47.6 4.6
Whiff% 40.8 25.1 -15.7
In Zone % 40.4 46.9 6.5
Out of Zone % 59.6 53.1 -6.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25 28.3 3.3
First Pitch Swing % 11.5 36.8 25.3
First Pitch Strike % 42.3 58.5 16.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 26 .380 17 0 0.0 9 4 44.4
2021 106 .349 62 3 4.8 44 24 54.5

Pitch Tempo