Nick Nelson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 4, #128, New York Yankees | Gulf Coast CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 2 4.85 47 2 1 68.2 69 1.49
2023 1 0 1.69 1 0 0 5.1 3 0.75
2024 0 0 5.40 3 0 0 3.1 5 1.80
5 Seasons 5 4 5.21 73 4 1 112.1 117 1.55
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 47 3-2 4.85 68.2 69 1.49
2023 1 1-0 1.69 5.1 3 0.75
2024 3 0-0 5.40 3.1 5 1.80
5 Seasons 73 5-4 5.21 112.1 117 1.55
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 24 374 61 6 9.8 6.7 88.0 109.3 4.6 36.1 .284 .477 .338 .369 .418 32.8 20.0 12.2 4.79 6.04
2021 25 338 37 2 5.4 2.6 89.7 105.9 10.4 54.1 .219 .367 .380 .360 .402 43.2 28.2 20.5 8.79 5.69
2022 26 1204 197 7 3.6 2.3 87.6 111.4 15.1 33.0 .222 .322 .311 .297 .320 32.5 22.5 11.8 4.85 3.64
2023 27 69 15 1 6.7 5.0 82.7 108.4 6.4 26.7 .258 .437 .214 .338 .358 26.7 15.0 10.0 1.69 4.90
2024 28 54 10 0 0.0 0.0 87.7 104.1 19.4 30.0 .234 .303 .401 .233 .349 40.0 33.3 0.0 5.40 2.15
Player 2039 320 16 5.0 3.1 87.7 111.4 12.3 35.6 .235 .361 .325 .319 .351 33.8 23.0 12.8
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Nelson relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(33.3%) ,
Slider
(33.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(20.4%) ,
Changeup
(13.0%) ,


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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
2020 55.7 19.7 23.0 1.6 32.8 39.3 27.9 1.6 45.9 13.1 26.2 3.3 9.8 6.7
2021 35.1 13.5 48.6 2.7 37.8 35.1 27.0 2.7 35.1 18.9 27.0 10.8 5.4 2.6
2022 39.1 25.4 26.9 8.6 35.5 35.0 29.4 3.6 31.0 29.9 25.4 6.6 3.6 2.3
2023 53.3 13.3 20.0 13.3 40.0 33.3 26.7 13.3 46.7 13.3 20.0 0.0 6.7 5.0
2024 40.0 10.0 30.0 20.0 30.0 30.0 40.0 10.0 20.0 20.0 40.0 10.0 0.0 0.0
Player 42.5 21.9 28.4 7.2 35.3 35.6 29.1 3.8 34.7 24.4 25.9 6.3 5.0 3.1
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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 Sinker PHI R 18 93.3 20.9 -2.2 -9 14.3 -0.6 -4
2024 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 11 93.4 16.7 -1.3 -8 5.0 -2.5 -33
2024 Changeup PHI R 7 86.5 28.5 -2.4 -8 15.6 1.4 10
2024 Slider PHI R 18 86.7 35.5 1.1 3 3.4 -1.2 -26
2023 Changeup PHI R 26 86.7 29.8 -1.2 -4 17.2 2.7 18
2023 Slider PHI R 4 84.7 40.9 4.0 11 1.5 -3.9 -72
2023 Sinker PHI R 17 92.7 21.1 -2.8 -12 16.4 1.2 8
2023 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 22 93.8 15.0 0.6 4 6.5 -1.4 -18
2022 Curveball PHI R 43 81.9 44.2 -5.5 -11 10.5 1.8 21
2022 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 517 96.3 13.2 0.6 4 6.6 -1.4 -17
2022 Changeup PHI R 352 87.9 28.3 -1.3 -4 16.1 1.8 13
2022 Sinker PHI R 1 91.4 24.4 0.8 3 17.1 2.5 17
2022 Slider PHI R 291 89.9 30.0 -0.7 -2 2.2 -1.3 -37
2021 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 182 96.4 11.9 1.9 14 7.9 -0.2 -2
2021 Curveball NYY R 13 79.9 57.1 4.6 9 8.1 -1.2 -13
2021 Changeup NYY R 115 89.2 27.7 -0.8 -3 16.0 1.6 11
2021 Slider NYY R 28 85.4 38.5 3.1 9 9.3 4.2 83
2020 Changeup NYY R 92 88.6 29.3 0.1 0 15.4 1.4 10
2020 Slider NYY R 46 84.5 41.9 4.7 13 11.2 6.1 119
2020 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 214 96.3 12.5 1.4 10 7.7 -0.3 -3
2020 Curveball NYY R 22 79.6 57.1 4.8 9 9.5 0.1 1
! 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 Slider 6.1 1 18 33.3 4 .000 .000 .000 50.0 75.0 42.9 .001 .001 .001 0.0
2024 Sinker -3.9 -1 18 33.3 6 .500 .500 .450 0.0 16.7 50.0 .273 .317 .257 20.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 0 11 20.4 4 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 25.0 33.3 .275 .430 .299 66.7
2024 Changeup -7.8 -1 7 13.0 1 1.000 1.000 .900 33.3 0.0 0.0 .774 .927 .751 100.0
2023 Changeup 3.8 1 26 37.7 7 .000 .000 .100 33.3 28.6 20.0 .203 .228 .265 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -3.7 -1 22 31.9 6 .333 .833 .483 16.7 0.0 0.0 .467 .979 .607 50.0
2023 Sinker 8.3 1 17 24.6 7 .000 .000 .100 20.0 14.3 33.3 .104 .104 .181 20.0
2023 Slider -3.6 0 4 5.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 517 42.9 138 .300 .409 .359 21.1 16.7 20.7 .251 .401 .347 41.5
2022 Changeup -2.5 -9 352 29.2 93 .286 .405 .330 34.2 25.8 19.2 .227 .313 .274 23.0
2022 Slider 1.4 4 291 24.2 66 .161 .196 .229 37.1 30.3 24.7 .176 .206 .239 27.0
2022 Curveball 0.9 0 43 3.6 8 .000 .000 .088 20.0 25.0 16.7 .073 .127 .161 20.0
2022 Sinker -22.2 0 1 0.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -5.3 -10 182 53.8 33 .450 .750 .612 23.0 15.2 12.2 .345 .682 .537 66.7
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 115 34.0 36 .172 .276 .251 29.0 33.3 25.5 .173 .225 .255 31.6
2021 Slider 5.3 1 28 8.3 7 .143 .143 .129 61.5 57.1 44.4 .078 .106 .084 0.0
2021 Curveball -3.4 0 13 3.8 2 .000 .000 .350 100.0 50.0 33.3 -- -- .350 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -1 214 57.2 44 .314 .629 .459 22.3 11.4 10.6 .340 .651 .473 43.3
2020 Changeup 0.8 1 92 24.6 28 .192 .308 .257 32.8 25.0 18.9 .224 .362 .268 25.0
2020 Slider 1.4 1 46 12.3 16 .267 .267 .269 37.5 31.3 23.8 .289 .328 .298 20.0
2020 Curveball -1.0 0 22 5.9 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 100.0 .050 .051 .053 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 4-Seam Fastball 11 93.4 92 15.1 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Sinker 18 93.3 85 17.8 1:00 2:00 -60
2024 Slider 18 86.7 24 4.4 10:30 8:45 105
2023 Changeup 26 86.7 99 19.0 2:15 2:30 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 22 93.8 97 17.1 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 14 92.7 83 19.7 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Changeup 351 87.9 97 18.1 2:15 2:15 0
2022 Curveball 43 81.9 47 12.4 7:15 8:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 516 96.3 96 17.3 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Slider 289 89.9 30 5.0 11:30 10:15 75
2021 Changeup 115 89.2 99 17.8 2:15 2:30 -15
2021 Curveball 13 79.9 79 19.0 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 179 96.4 97 19.0 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 27 85.4 41 11.4 7:30 8:15 -45
2020 Changeup 89 88.5 99 16.8 2:15 2:30 -15
2020 Curveball 22 79.6 83 19.2 7:00 7:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 206 96.3 96 18.4 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 45 84.5 50 13.2 7:30 8:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 97 402 0 7 -4 -2 1
2021 78 338 0 0 -5 -4 -9
2022 311 1,234 5 14 -13 -9 -4
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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 374 45.7 67.8 78.4 30.5 59.7 42.5 58.9 47.6 28.1 7.0 80.8
2021 338 46.4 67.5 75.5 25.4 52.2 37.6 48.7 45.0 30.3 4.7 81.3
2022 1,204 47.8 70.6 78.3 25.1 51.9 41.4 58.8 46.8 28.5 6.5 83.3
2023 69 44.9 80.6 80.0 34.2 69.2 42.0 75.0 55.1 23.7 4.3 100.0
2024 54 48.1 50.0 92.3 35.7 60.0 48.1 66.7 42.6 21.7 5.6 100.0
Player 2,039 47.1 69.4 78.2 26.8 54.7 41.2 58.2 46.8 28.4 6.2 83.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 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 12 11 17 28 10 46 17 55 75 29 17 60 75 89 15 54
2021 89 17 55
2022 58 69 85 89 30 92 96 71 89 47 6 71 9 87 5 42
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.3 96.4 0.1 96.3 -0.1 93.4 -2.9 93.3 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.6 89.2 0.6 87.9 -1.3 86.7 -1.2 86.5 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 82.9 83.7 0.8 88.8 5.1 84.7 -4.1 86.7 2.0
Exit Velocity 88.0 89.7 1.7 87.6 -2.1 82.7 -4.9 87.7 5.0
Launch Angle 4.6 10.4 5.8 15.1 4.7 6.4 -8.7 19.4 13.0
Barrel % 9.8 5.4 -4.4 3.6 -1.8 6.7 3.1 0.0 -6.7
Hard Hit % 32.8 43.2 10.4 32.5 -10.7 26.7 -5.8 40.0 13.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 36.1 54.1 18.0 33.0 -21.1 26.7 -6.3 30.0 3.3
xBA .284 .219 -0.065 .222 0.003 .258 0.036 .234 -0.024
BA .256 .263 0.007 .257 -0.006 .111 -0.146 .400 0.289
xwOBA .369 .360 -0.009 .297 -0.063 .338 0.041 .233 -0.105
wOBA .338 .380 0.042 .311 -0.069 .214 -0.097 .401 0.187
xSLG .477 .367 -0.110 .322 -0.045 .437 0.115 .303 -0.134
SLG .436 .421 -0.015 .350 -0.071 .278 -0.072 .533 0.255
K% 20.0 28.2 8.2 22.5 -5.7 15.0 -7.5 33.3 18.3
BB% 12.2 20.5 8.3 11.8 -8.7 10.0 -1.8 0.0 -10.0
Swing % 47.6 45.0 -2.6 46.8 1.8 55.1 8.3 42.6 -12.5
Whiff% 28.1 30.3 2.2 28.5 -1.8 23.7 -4.8 21.7 -2.0
In Zone % 45.7 46.4 0.7 47.8 1.4 44.9 -2.9 48.1 3.2
Out of Zone % 54.3 53.6 -0.7 52.2 -1.4 55.1 2.9 51.9 -3.2
Out of Zone Swing % 30.5 25.4 -5.1 25.1 -0.3 34.2 9.1 35.7 1.5
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 29.5 -3.8 32.7 3.2 55.0 22.3 26.7 -28.3
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 48.7 -10.2 58.8 10.1 75.0 16.2 66.7 -8.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 90 .338 47 11 23.4 43 18 41.9
2021 Shifts 78 .380 43 8 18.6 35 13 37.1
2022 Shifts 306 .311 159 42 26.4 147 64 43.5
2023 Shades 20 .214 9 0 0.0 11 4 36.4
2024 Shades 15 .401 9 0 0.0 6 2 33.3
! 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 %
2020 103 16.0 37.9% 0.0% 66 24.1 0.0% 1.5%
2021 53 18.8 13.2% 3.8% 87 22.7 0.0% 6.9%
2022 252 19.4 2.4% 3.2% 257 22.9 0.0% 6.2%
2023 22 14.2 50.0% 0.0% 3 17.8 0.0% 0.0%
2024 9 14.7 77.8% 0.0% 18 18.7 11.1% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution