Nick Sandlin
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 175LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 2, #67, Cleveland Indians | Southern Mississippi
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 1 2.94 34 0 0 33.2 48 1.13
2022 5 2 2.25 46 0 0 44 41 1.16
2023 5 5 3.75 61 0 0 60 66 1.03
3 Seasons 11 8 3.07 141 0 0 137.2 155 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 34 1-1 2.94 33.2 48 1.13
2022 46 5-2 2.25 44 41 1.16
2023 61 5-5 3.75 60 66 1.03
3 Seasons 141 11-8 3.07 137.2 155 1.10
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
2021 24 603 72 3 4.2 2.1 84.0 108.5 12.6 34.7 .157 .261 .269 .257 .300 27.8 34.0 12.1 2.94 2.74
2022 25 740 112 5 4.5 2.8 86.5 110.2 8.0 25.0 .212 .297 .253 .286 .303 37.5 22.8 13.3 2.25 3.36
2023 26 1008 147 15 10.2 6.3 86.7 111.8 16.9 25.9 .215 .406 .284 .306 .378 40.1 27.6 10.0 3.75 3.93
Player 2351 331 23 6.9 4.1 86.1 111.8 12.9 27.5 .200 .336 .270 .287 .335 36.6 27.7 11.6
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

Sandlin relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(49.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(27.3%) ,
Sinker
(18.7%) ,
Split Finger
(4.4%) ,


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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
2021 41.7 27.8 19.4 11.1 41.7 37.5 20.8 4.2 31.9 34.7 18.1 5.6 4.2 2.1
2022 56.3 19.6 16.1 8.0 40.2 37.5 22.3 7.1 37.5 25.9 23.2 1.8 4.5 2.8
2023 42.2 32.0 16.3 9.5 47.6 24.5 27.9 10.2 27.2 28.6 17.7 6.1 10.2 6.3
Player 46.8 26.9 16.9 9.4 43.8 31.7 24.5 7.9 31.7 29.0 19.6 4.5 6.9 4.1
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 4-Seamer CLE R 275 92.1 21.4 -1.9 -10 12.3 1.6 15
2023 Sinker CLE R 185 92.4 30.3 0.7 2 16.1 -0.6 -4
2023 Slider CLE R 500 79.1 36.8 -1.8 -5 9.9 -1.7 -15
2023 Splitter CLE R 44 85.9 39.9 1.2 3 11.6 -1.1 -8
2022 Slider CLE R 331 78.9 37.8 -0.4 -1 12.7 0.9 7
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 149 93.6 20.1 -2.4 -13 11.2 1.5 16
2022 Splitter CLE R 57 88.3 36.2 0.3 1 11.7 -0.4 -4
2022 Sinker CLE R 203 93.5 28.7 1.5 5 15.8 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider CLE R 280 79.3 36.7 -0.9 -2 12.5 0.4 3
2021 Sinker CLE R 214 94.5 27.3 2.5 10 16.6 0.0 0
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 96 94.4 19.2 -1.8 -10 12.9 3.0 30
2021 Splitter CLE R 13 87.3 36.5 -0.2 -1 9.4 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 %
2023 Slider 1.5 7 500 49.6 113 .154 .356 .253 38.5 29.2 19.9 .166 .320 .239 25.0
2023 4-Seamer 0.2 0 275 27.3 59 .178 .356 .334 30.5 35.6 21.0 .210 .422 .351 53.8
2023 Sinker 1.5 3 188 18.7 55 .200 .360 .272 13.0 18.2 29.4 .289 .507 .364 53.7
2023 Splitter -3.6 -2 44 4.4 11 .400 1.000 .591 36.4 18.2 16.7 .365 .725 .478 62.5
2022 Slider 0.1 0 331 44.7 78 .176 .250 .251 41.7 38.5 24.2 .123 .186 .207 15.8
2022 Sinker 2.0 4 203 27.4 53 .209 .326 .319 10.0 0.0 0.0 .298 .426 .387 51.2
2022 4-Seamer 1.8 3 149 20.1 34 .167 .200 .225 25.0 32.4 13.4 .264 .358 .321 52.6
2022 Splitter 0.2 0 57 7.7 12 .083 .083 .150 8.3 0.0 0.0 .283 .308 .262 33.3
2021 Slider 1.2 3 280 46.4 63 .100 .200 .259 47.7 39.7 29.1 .105 .174 .239 12.0
2021 Sinker 0.9 2 214 35.5 47 .293 .341 .346 16.3 17.0 19.0 .250 .364 .313 41.2
2021 4-Seamer -1.2 -1 96 15.9 31 .143 .357 .253 26.1 48.4 30.6 .115 .269 .211 23.1
2021 Splitter -1.0 0 13 2.2 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 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 4-Seam Fastball 271 92.1 80 16.3 2:00 1:45 15
2023 Splitter 41 85.9 84 13.2 2:45 3:45 -60
2023 Sinker 171 92.4 77 16.9 2:00 3:00 -60
2023 Slider 496 79.1 49 11.9 9:30 10:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 149 93.6 80 15.7 2:00 1:30 30
2022 Splitter 56 88.2 85 12.9 2:30 3:30 -60
2022 Sinker 190 93.5 78 16.8 2:00 2:45 -45
2022 Slider 331 78.9 53 14.3 9:15 9:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 96 94.4 82 17.3 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Splitter 12 87.4 85 10.9 2:45 3:30 -45
2021 Sinker 208 94.5 81 17.6 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 Slider 276 79.3 54 14.3 9:15 9:45 -30
! 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
2021 141 603 7 4 -3 -4 4
2022 180 759 9 8 -3 -6 8
2023 238 1,007 3 15 -4 -5 9
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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 %
2021 603 49.1 57.4 75.3 24.4 48.0 38.5 48.9 40.6 32.7 6.5 56.4
2022 740 45.5 69.1 79.4 27.0 56.0 43.6 54.5 46.2 27.5 5.7 73.8
2023 1,008 48.7 65.2 75.0 28.8 52.3 40.7 61.9 46.5 32.0 7.4 76.0
Player 2,351 47.8 64.3 76.5 27.1 52.6 41.0 56.3 44.9 30.7 6.6 70.5
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
2021 68 57 62
2022 43 47 69
2023 59 82 47 19 70 60 16 89 43 80 26 87 48 22 56 65
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24.5 2 1.9 0 2 1 1 50.0
2022 24.8 2 2.0 0 2 2 1 50.0
2023 23.9 12 11.5 1 5 6 6 50.0
Player 24.1 16 15.4 1 9 9 8 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
2022 2 1 3 2 2 3 4 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 5 2 1 1 4 5 1 2 1
2023 12 9 10 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 12 15 10 12 13 12 12 10 12 13 11 11 14 12 10 8 12 12 12 12 9
Player 16 12 15 16 16 17 18 14 15 13 16 22 12 14 17 16 14 13 16 17 14 15 21 16 12 11 18 19 15 16 12
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.5 93.5 -1.0 92.2 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 87.3 88.3 1.0 85.9 -2.4
Breaking Velocity 79.3 78.9 -0.4 79.1 0.2
Exit Velocity 84.0 86.5 2.5 86.7 0.2
Launch Angle 12.6 8.0 -4.6 16.9 8.9
Barrel % 4.2 4.5 0.3 10.2 5.7
Hard Hit % 27.8 37.5 9.7 40.1 2.6
Sweet Spot % 34.7 25.0 -9.7 25.9 0.9
xBA .157 .212 0.055 .215 0.003
BA .176 .176 0.000 .182 0.006
xwOBA .257 .286 0.029 .306 0.020
wOBA .269 .253 -0.016 .284 0.031
xSLG .261 .297 0.036 .406 0.109
SLG .286 .248 -0.038 .388 0.140
K% 34.0 22.8 -11.2 27.6 4.8
BB% 12.1 13.3 1.2 10.0 -3.3
Swing % 40.6 46.2 5.6 46.5 0.3
Whiff% 32.7 27.5 -5.2 32.0 4.5
In Zone % 49.1 45.5 -3.6 48.7 3.2
Out of Zone % 50.9 54.5 3.6 51.3 -3.2
Out of Zone Swing % 24.4 27.0 2.6 28.8 1.8
First Pitch Swing % 16.3 23.6 7.3 25.5 1.9
First Pitch Strike % 48.9 54.5 5.6 61.9 7.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 141 .269 92 2 2.2 49 20 40.8
2022 Shifts 177 .253 116 3 2.6 61 34 55.7
2023 Shades 235 .287 165 1 0.6 70 35 50.0
! 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 %
2021 170 15.5 44.1% 2.4% 142 23.0 0.0% 12.7%
2022 162 14.7 52.5% 0.6% 188 21.0 3.2% 3.7%
2023 277 13.6 74.4% 0.0% 196 18.2 9.2% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution