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Nick Pivetta
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 214LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 4, #136, Washington Nationals | New Mexico Junior College
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 9 7 4.52 29 29 0 149.1 166 1.31
5 Seasons 30 37 5.17 123 102 1 555.2 600 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 29 9-7 4.52 149.1 166 1.31
5 Seasons 123 30-37 5.17 555.2 600 1.40

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 24 2439 383 28 7.3 88.3 114.4 13.1 36.6 .254 .433 .358 .333 .398 37.2 24 9.8 6.02 4.93
2018 25 2846 449 35 7.8 88.8 112.1 10.9 33 .213 .363 .322 .284 .353 34.8 27.1 7.3 4.77 3.42
2019 26 1619 289 29 10 89.7 113.2 11.2 36 .265 .466 .359 .346 .404 34.9 21.1 9.3 5.38 5.52
2020 27 290 47 5 10.6 91.3 110.2 20.4 42.6 .262 .511 .384 .362 .443 42.6 23.9 8.5 6.89 5.82
2021 28 2644 404 33 8.2 89.6 116.7 16.7 33.2 .220 .382 .317 .302 .362 40.1 26 9.9 4.52 3.91
9838 1572 130 8.3 89.1 116.7 13.3 34.7 .235 .407 .338 .314 .378 37 24.9 9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Pivetta relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.5%) ,
Curveball
(23.3%) ,
Slider
(22.2%) ,
Changeup
(2.8%) ,
Sinker
(0.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1362 810 552 51.5 94.8 321 280 72 44 17 1 10 76 205 .257 .235 .432 .408 .341 .326 91.6 23 2293 6.6 20.4 17.0
2021 Curveball 617 298 319 23.3 78.6 145 134 23 12 7 1 3 55 81 .172 .180 .306 .303 .228 .239 87.1 5 2739 6.5 25.6 21.9
2021 Slider 586 404 182 22.2 85.9 152 134 33 19 6 0 8 35 102 .246 .222 .470 .386 .335 .301 86.9 11 2287 6.5 31.1 21.1
2021 Changeup 75 26 49 2.8 87.9 19 16 5 3 0 0 2 0 16 .313 .259 .688 .539 .461 .397 83.8 23 1867 6.5 31.6 0.0
2021 Sinker 3 0 3 0.1 94.4 2315 6.4 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 143 83 60 49.3 92.8 40 36 11 5 2 1 3 9 27 .306 .255 .667 .552 .429 .372 93.9 25 2332 6.8 18.4 25.7
2020 Curveball 71 38 33 24.5 79.7 16 15 6 3 2 0 1 4 12 .400 .324 .733 .583 .444 .384 86.7 18 2607 6.6 20.7 18.2
2020 Slider 58 39 19 20.0 85.6 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 4 5 .111 .208 .111 .265 .207 .295 91.6 18 2350 6.7 46.2 21.1
2020 Changeup 18 2 16 6.2 85.9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .205 .000 .393 .182 .368 85.8 -8 1753 6.7 16.7 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 45.2 23.2 25.6 6 30.5 42 27.4 3.9 32.4 21.4 26.6 6.5 7.3
2018 49.7 20.3 22.9 7.1 32.5 38.1 29.2 4.7 34.1 22.3 23.2 4.2 7.8
2019 44.6 23.2 27 5.2 34.6 37 28.4 1.7 36.7 23.2 22.1 4.5 10
2020 27.7 34 29.8 8.5 25.5 42.6 31.9 0 23.4 34 23.4 8.5 10.6
2021 39.4 30.9 21 8.7 41.1 31.7 27.2 3 26.7 31.4 23.3 7.4 8.2
44.3 24.7 24 6.9 34.4 37.3 28.2 3.4 31.9 24.9 23.9 5.8 8.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 BOS R 617 78.6 63.5 8 15 8.1 1 15
2021 Sinker BOS R 3 94.4 12.9 -6.4 -33 12.2 -2.1 -15
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 1361 94.8 10.9 2.4 18 5.2 -1 -17
2021 Changeup BOS R 75 87.9 24.4 -2.7 -10 13.3 0.1 1
2021 Slider BOS R 586 85.9 35.2 0.2 1 5.5 1.2 27
2020 Curveball BOS R 71 79.7 56.2 1.9 3 8.9 1.6 21
2020 Changeup BOS R 18 85.9 27.3 -1 -4 13.2 0.6 5
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 143 92.8 12.4 2.1 14 7.9 1.6 25
2020 Slider BOS R 58 85.6 34.4 -1.3 -4 5.8 1.6 38
2019 Changeup PHI R 15 87.5 24.9 -3.5 -12 13.8 0.1 1
2019 Slider PHI R 200 85.7 36.4 1.3 4 4.7 0.5 13
2019 Sinker PHI R 35 92.8 19.1 -2.4 -11 14.7 0.5 4
2019 4-Seamer PHI R 798 94.6 12.8 1.8 12 9.9 2.9 41
2019 Curveball PHI R 570 80.5 59.1 6.2 12 11.7 3.7 45
2018 Curveball PHI R 608 80.1 57.2 4.3 8 12.9 4.8 58
2018 4-Seamer PHI R 1382 94.8 13 1.5 10 8.9 2 30
2018 Changeup PHI R 62 87.1 27.1 -2.1 -7 14.8 1 8
2018 Sinker PHI R 244 94.7 16.6 -3.1 -16 13.8 -0.4 -3
2018 Slider PHI R 464 84.8 38.4 2.5 7 7.9 3.2 68
2017 Changeup PHI R 99 86.5 24.9 -2.6 -10 12.4 -1.2 -9
2017 Curveball PHI R 361 79.5 53.3 2.2 4 13.5 5.1 61
2017 4-Seamer PHI R 1315 94.5 11.3 1.8 14 7.2 -0.1 -2
2017 Slider PHI R 367 83.1 37.6 0.8 2 8 2.9 56
2017 Sinker PHI R 296 93.8 15.9 -3.4 -18 15 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 %
2021 Changeup 4.3 3 75 2.8 19 .313 .688 .463 31.6 0 0 .259 .539 .397 31.3
2021 Curveball -0.7 -4 617 23.3 145 .172 .306 .243 25.6 37.9 21.9 .18 .303 .239 33.3
2021 Slider 0.6 3 586 22.2 152 .246 .47 .343 31.1 23 21.1 .222 .386 .306 35.3
2021 4-Seamer 0 0 1363 51.6 321 .257 .432 .348 20.4 23.7 17 .235 .408 .327 45.9
2021 Sinker -1.7 0 3 0.1 0
2020 Changeup -0.5 0 18 6.2 4 0 0 .175 16.7 0 0 .205 .393 .361 33.3
2020 Slider -2.9 -2 58 20 11 .111 .111 .209 46.2 36.4 21.1 .208 .265 .295 60
2020 Curveball 4.6 3 71 24.5 16 .4 .733 .45 20.7 25 18.2 .324 .583 .384 41.7
2020 4-Seamer 1.1 2 143 49.3 40 .306 .667 .435 18.4 22.5 25.7 .255 .552 .372 40.7
2019 Changeup 1.7 0 15 0.9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Sinker 6.6 2 35 2.2 8 .5 .667 .556 13.3 12.5 14.3 .496 .781 .578 20
2019 Slider 0.2 0 200 12.4 49 .244 .489 .327 31.4 18.4 18.4 .246 .472 .319 32.4
2019 Curveball -0.9 -5 570 35.2 177 .215 .35 .278 25.1 26 23.7 .208 .321 .255 25
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 12 798 49.3 184 .348 .697 .478 22.5 17.9 15.7 .322 .608 .435 46
2018 Changeup 1 1 62 2.2 18 .278 .667 .392 26.7 5.6 11.1 .339 .733 .451 35.3
2018 Sinker 2.2 5 244 8.6 70 .367 .55 .452 13.4 11.4 16.3 .31 .515 .405 48.1
2018 Slider 0.7 3 464 16.3 116 .224 .383 .307 37 25.9 17.5 .187 .304 .257 26
2018 Curveball -0.7 -4 608 21.4 178 .201 .266 .232 34.4 38.8 28.2 .176 .239 .204 29.4
2018 4-Seamer 0.1 2 1382 48.6 291 .279 .498 .372 24.3 25.8 18 .232 .436 .327 37.6
2017 Changeup 1.1 1 99 4.1 24 .261 .522 .344 18.6 0 0 .306 .629 .398 43.5
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 296 12.1 61 .28 .46 .368 14.2 13.1 10.4 .246 .382 .325 38.6
2017 Slider 1.1 4 367 15 100 .2 .389 .265 37.4 44 24.2 .163 .311 .221 21.2
2017 Curveball 0.8 3 361 14.8 107 .29 .43 .346 26.4 27.1 20.7 .239 .358 .294 34.7
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 12 1315 53.9 291 .313 .564 .414 18.4 20.3 17.1 .293 .505 .387 41.4
! 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 Changeup 17 85.8 98 16.5 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 Curveball 71 79.7 76 18.2 7:15 7:00 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 140 92.9 98 20.7 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 58 85.6 40 7.1 10:30 9:30 60
2021 Changeup 74 87.9 98 17.2 1:30 1:45 -15
2021 Curveball 610 78.6 94 23.4 6:45 6:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1359 94.8 97 20 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 579 86 34 6.6 10:15 9:15 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
2017 583 2438 -1 -4 15 9 20
2018 673 2760 0 -13 11 9 7
2019 419 1618 -1 -4 7 8 10
2020 71 290 3 -3 1 2 3
2021 637 2644 -3 -23 17 11 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 %
2017 2439 50.4 65.2 83.4 26.1 62 44.7 59.4 45.8 22.1 8 74.7
2018 2846 50.9 66.2 78.9 29.3 53.4 42.8 63 48.1 27.2 7.4 70.2
2019 1619 49.4 65.7 81.7 27.1 57.2 40.7 60.8 46.1 24.4 6.5 70.5
2020 290 48.3 67.9 85.3 28 52.4 35.9 66.2 47.2 24.1 10.7 87.1
2021 2644 50.7 69.9 82.8 25.7 55.2 42.5 63.9 48.1 24.2 8.4 79.2
9838 50.4 66.9 81.8 27.1 56.6 42.6 62.1 47.2 24.6 7.8 74.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 25 36 30 28 26 17 24 20 15 65 27 34 25 75 60 92
2018 73 77 64 48 84 10 23 35 54 77 66 67 73 79 56 93
2019 15 22 19 20 17 23 9 21 63 36 30 44 15 75 66 92
2020 48 61 65
2021 60 71 53 41 61 14 46 30 36 66 27 36 60 74 62 84
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.4 20 15.6 4 8 13 7 35
2020 25.5 4 3.1 1 2 2 2 50
2021 23.4 23 24.2 -1 12 16 12 52.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 20 18 18 16 21 11 13 20 17 13 18 16 10 16 13 19 10 16 14 17 9 15 12 19 16 18 17 13 19 14 20
2020 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 4 2 3 3 4 2 3 4 2 2 4 4 3 2 4 3
2021 23 23 27 26 29 22 22 30 25 24 29 24 18 21 21 29 18 24 27 25 17 22 24 27 24 28 23 23 27 21 27
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.4 94.8 0.4 94.5 -0.3 92.8 -1.7 94.8 2
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 87.1 0.6 87.5 0.4 85.9 -1.6 87.9 2
Breaking Velocity 81.3 82.1 0.8 81.8 -0.3 82.3 0.5 82.2 -0.1
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.8 0.5 89.7 0.9 91.3 1.6 89.6 -1.7
Launch Angle 13.1 10.9 -2.2 11.2 0.3 20.4 9.2 16.7 -3.7
Barrel % 7.3 7.8 0.5 10 2.2 10.6 0.6 8.2 -2.4
Hard Hit % 37.2 34.8 -2.4 34.9 0.1 42.6 7.7 40.1 -2.5
Sweet Spot % 36.6 33 -3.6 36 3 42.6 6.6 33.2 -9.4
xBA .254 .213 -0.041 .265 0.052 .262 -0.003 .22 -0.042
BA .281 .261 -0.02 .278 0.017 .286 0.008 .236 -0.05
xwOBA .333 .284 -0.049 .346 0.062 .362 0.016 .302 -0.06
wOBA .358 .322 -0.036 .359 0.037 .384 0.025 .317 -0.067
xSLG .433 .363 -0.07 .466 0.103 .511 0.045 .382 -0.129
SLG .492 .423 -0.069 .516 0.093 .571 0.055 .418 -0.153
K% 24 27.1 3.1 21.1 -6 23.9 2.8 26 2.1
BB% 9.8 7.3 -2.5 9.3 2 8.5 -0.8 9.9 1.4
Swing % 45.8 48.1 2.3 46.1 -2 47.2 1.1 48.1 0.9
Whiff% 22.1 27.2 5.1 24.4 -2.8 24.1 -0.3 24.2 0.1
In Zone % 50.4 50.9 0.5 49.4 -1.5 48.3 -1.1 50.7 2.4
Out of Zone % 49.6 49.1 -0.5 50.6 1.5 51.7 1.1 49.3 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.1 29.3 3.2 27.1 -2.2 28 0.9 25.7 -2.3
First Pitch Swing % 25.9 32.3 6.4 30.4 -1.9 42.3 11.9 31.8 -10.5
First Pitch Strike % 59.4 63 3.6 60.8 -2.2 66.2 5.4 63.9 -2.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 583 .359 298 8 2.7 285 57 20.0
2018 675 .319 373 48 12.9 302 114 37.7
2019 419 .359 220 7 3.2 199 60 30.2
2020 71 .384 41 8 19.5 30 6 20.0
2021 628 .316 372 45 12.1 256 184 71.9

Pitch Distribution