Nick Mears
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 26
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 5.01 30 0 0 23.1 23 1.63
2022 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2 2 1.00
2023 0 1 3.72 16 0 0 19.1 21 1.45
4 Seasons 1 1 4.35 52 0 0 49.2 53 1.59
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 1-0 5.01 23.1 23 1.63
2022 2 0-0 0.00 2 2 1.00
2023 16 0-1 3.72 19.1 21 1.45
4 Seasons 52 1-1 4.35 49.2 53 1.59
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
2020 23 114 12 1 8.3 3.8 93.4 109.3 13.8 33.3 .279 .423 .380 .396 .450 41.7 26.9 26.9 5.40 7.17
2021 24 452 71 5 7.0 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
2022 25 31 5 0 0.0 0.0 85.4 102.0 19.2 20.0 .175 .211 .197 .235 .238 20.0 25.0 12.5 0.00 2.26
2023 26 362 51 1 2.0 1.1 89.9 107.4 21.8 17.6 .168 .257 .299 .271 .256 41.2 24.1 16.1 3.72 3.02
Player 959 139 7 5.0 3.1 88.3 110.8 18.2 28.1 .220 .351 .328 .315 .339 34.5 23.2 15.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mears relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(59.9%) ,
Curveball
(21.5%) ,
Slider
(18%) ,
Changeup
(0.6%) ,


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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
2022 40.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2023 35.3 33.3 19.6 11.8 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 27.5 43.1 17.6 9.8 2.0 1.1
Player 38.1 30.9 22.3 8.6 32.4 38.8 28.8 1.4 27.3 31.7 25.9 7.9 5.0 3.1
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
2023 Changeup COL R 2 89.5 17.0 -10.5 -38 5.1 -9.4 -65
2023 Curveball COL R 78 80.3 55.2 3.3 6 2.3 -5.6 -71
2023 4-Seamer COL R 217 95.8 12.2 1.1 8 2.4 -4.3 -64
2023 Slider COL R 65 85.1 40.3 4.0 11 1.1 -3.6 -76
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 17 96.6 9.4 3.6 28 2.3 -4.7 -67
2022 Slider PIT R 6 85.2 39.8 3.9 11 9.5 4.5 89
2022 Curveball PIT R 8 80.1 56.3 4.3 8 1.7 -6.9 -80
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 290 95.6 10.9 2.8 20 3.8 -3.6 -48
2021 Curveball PIT R 162 79.1 55.4 1.7 3 3.8 -5.9 -61
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 78 95.7 11.0 2.8 20 5.2 -2.2 -30
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 %
2023 4-Seamer 0.3 1 217 59.9 50 .231 .359 .352 12.0 10.0 9.8 .190 .325 .325 38.2
2023 Curveball 2.7 2 78 21.5 18 .118 .176 .158 43.5 61.1 37.9 .100 .127 .131 50.0
2023 Slider -2.0 -1 65 18.0 19 .188 .375 .355 44.4 26.3 17.9 .188 .229 .262 45.5
2023 Changeup 0.5 0 2 0.6 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer 4.3 1 17 54.8 3 .000 .000 .000 30.8 33.3 20.0 .201 .242 .196 50.0
2022 Curveball 3.0 0 8 25.8 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 100.0 .032 .032 .029 0.0
2022 Slider -2.5 0 6 19.4 3 .500 .500 .533 0.0 0.0 0.0 .280 .344 .414 0.0
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 1.1 1 78 68.4 18 .250 .583 .425 34.3 22.2 26.7 .319 .519 .432 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
! 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 76 80.3 80 15.6 6:15 6:15 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 215 95.8 98 17.1 12:30 12:15 15
2023 Slider 61 85.0 26 5.0 7:45 6:45 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 17 96.6 96 19.8 12:15 12:15 0
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
2020 Curveball 36 78.3 76 15.8 6:30 6:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 77 95.7 96 19.1 12:45 12:30 15
! 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
2020 26 114 1 1 -2 -1 0
2021 106 452 4 -1 -5 -4 -6
2023 87 362 4 3 -4 -1 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 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
2022 31 41.9 92.3 83.3 44.4 50.0 48.4 75.0 64.5 30.0 6.5 100.0
2023 362 46.7 61.5 85.6 24.4 57.4 42.0 58.6 41.7 23.2 8.6 58.1
Player 959 45.9 67.0 80.3 27.0 59.3 42.4 57.3 45.4 26.4 6.7 71.9
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
2020 86 78 65
2021 83 39 26 80
2023 80 37 44 97
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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 0.8 0 1 1 0 0.0
2021 22.8 5 2.3 3 4 2 1 20.0
2023 23.3 1 1.3 0 0 3 0 0.0
Player 23.0 7 4.5 3 5 6 1 14.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
2021 5 3 1 5 3 2 3 2 1 1 2 4 3 1 2 3 2 2 1 3 1 2 5 2 2 1 4 4 1 1 3
2023 1 1 0 2 3 1 2 1 3 0 3 3 0 0 3 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
Player 7 6 2 7 6 4 6 3 4 1 5 8 4 2 6 5 5 4 4 7 2 4 9 5 4 1 5 6 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.7 95.6 -0.1 96.6 1.0 95.8 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 89.5 0.0
Breaking Velocity 78.3 79.1 0.8 82.3 3.2 82.5 0.2
Exit Velocity 93.4 86.6 -6.8 85.4 -1.2 89.9 4.5
Launch Angle 13.8 16.2 2.4 19.2 3.0 21.8 2.6
Barrel % 8.3 7.0 -1.3 0.0 -7.0 2.0 2.0
Hard Hit % 41.7 29.6 -12.1 20.0 -9.6 41.2 21.2
Sweet Spot % 33.3 35.2 1.9 20.0 -15.2 17.6 -2.4
xBA .279 .252 -0.027 .175 -0.077 .168 -0.007
BA .222 .269 0.047 .143 -0.126 .194 0.051
xwOBA .396 .338 -0.058 .235 -0.103 .271 0.036
wOBA .380 .349 -0.031 .197 -0.152 .299 0.102
xSLG .423 .422 -0.001 .211 -0.211 .257 0.046
SLG .444 .462 0.018 .143 -0.319 .319 0.176
K% 26.9 21.5 -5.4 25.0 3.5 24.1 -0.9
BB% 26.9 12.1 -14.8 12.5 0.4 16.1 3.6
Swing % 43.0 47.6 4.6 64.5 16.9 41.7 -22.8
Whiff% 40.8 25.1 -15.7 30.0 4.9 23.2 -6.8
In Zone % 40.4 46.9 6.5 41.9 -5.0 46.7 4.8
Out of Zone % 59.6 53.1 -6.5 58.1 5.0 53.3 -4.8
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 28.3 3.3 44.4 16.1 24.4 -20.0
First Pitch Swing % 11.5 36.8 25.3 62.5 25.7 23.0 -39.5
First Pitch Strike % 42.3 58.5 16.2 75.0 16.5 58.6 -16.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 26 .380 17 0 0.0 9 7 77.8
2021 Shifts 104 .336 61 4 6.6 43 28 65.1
2022 Shifts 8 .197 4 1 25.0 4 3 75.0
2023 Shades 87 .299 43 0 0.0 44 17 38.6
! 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 25 18.1 0.0% 0.0% 28 22.2 0.0% 3.6%
2021 112 20.8 0.0% 0.9% 77 25.7 0.0% 16.9%
2022 6 21.2 0.0% 0.0% 4 19.8 0.0% 0.0%
2023 104 17.8 2.9% 1.9% 55 19.5 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution