Nick Tropeano
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 205LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 5, #160, Houston Astros | SUNY Stony Brook
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 9.88 3 1 0 13.2 10 1.76
2020 1 0 1.15 7 0 0 15.2 19 1.15
2021 1 0 2.25 5 0 0 8 2 1.38
7 Seasons 14 14 4.22 54 39 0 241 214 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 3 0-1 9.88 13.2 10 1.76
2020 7 1-0 1.15 15.2 19 1.15
2021 5 1-0 2.25 8 2 1.38
7 Seasons 54 14-14 4.22 241 214 1.37
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
2015 24 651 113 4 3.5 2.5 87.7 112.7 13.6 31.9 .253 .380 .306 .299 .369 30.1 23.6 6.2 3.82 3.69
2016 25 1213 195 23 11.8 7.8 89.8 112.0 19.2 29.7 .237 .475 .358 .343 .413 31.8 23.0 10.5 3.56 5.07
2018 27 1179 219 20 9.1 6.3 89.3 112.8 14.8 36.1 .256 .467 .342 .344 .396 38.8 20.3 9.8 4.74 5.13
2019 28 273 48 6 12.5 9.1 90.1 111.7 21.4 39.6 .329 .619 .429 .424 .467 39.6 15.2 9.1 9.88 8.87
2020 29 242 41 3 7.3 4.5 92.3 111.4 16.8 39.0 .244 .428 .294 .317 .416 43.9 28.8 6.1 1.15 4.27
2021 30 120 29 1 3.4 2.9 88.1 113.7 17.7 31.0 .297 .414 .332 .343 .329 31.0 5.9 8.8 2.25 5.09
Player 3678 645 57 8.8 6.1 89.4 113.7 16.6 33.6 .255 .460 .343 .340 .400 35.2 21.4 9.1
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Tropeano relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(28.3%) ,
Sinker
(28.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(16.7%) ,
Changeup
(15.8%) ,
Split Finger
(10.8%) ,


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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
2015 41.6 20.4 32.7 5.3 46.0 30.1 23.9 2.7 28.3 25.7 29.2 6.2 3.5 2.5
2016 35.9 30.3 22.6 11.3 36.4 35.9 27.7 2.6 23.1 30.3 17.4 3.6 11.8 7.8
2018 37.9 27.9 25.6 8.7 41.6 32.9 24.2 2.3 27.4 25.1 26.0 10.0 9.1 6.3
2019 25.0 37.5 29.2 8.3 41.7 22.9 35.4 2.1 14.6 39.6 25.0 6.3 12.5 9.1
2020 31.7 22.0 36.6 9.8 34.1 43.9 22.0 4.9 19.5 29.3 26.8 12.2 7.3 4.5
2021 44.8 20.7 24.1 10.3 58.6 31.0 10.3 6.9 34.5 24.1 24.1 3.4 3.4 2.9
Player 36.9 27.3 26.8 9.0 41.1 33.2 25.3 2.8 25.1 28.1 23.9 7.0 8.8 6.1
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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
2021 Sinker NYM R 34 89.4 23.2 -1.2 -5 15.7 1.4 10
2021 Slider NYM R 34 78.5 44.3 -0.2 0 2.3 -5.3 -70
2021 Split-Finger NYM R 13 80.1 40.4 3.6 10 6.3 -3.0 -32
2021 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 20 90.6 17.3 -1.0 -6 12.3 5.4 79
2021 Changeup NYM R 19 80.3 29.9 -3.5 -11 14.9 1.5 12
2020 Slider PIT R 75 78.6 44.7 -0.3 -1 2.0 -5.3 -73
2020 Split-Finger PIT R 63 81.0 41.2 1.2 3 8.3 1.2 17
2020 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 58 90.9 18.5 -2.1 -13 13.8 6.8 99
2020 Changeup PIT R 31 81.1 31.3 -0.8 -3 17.2 4.2 33
2020 Sinker PIT R 15 91.1 21.3 -1.6 -7 17.1 2.8 20
2019 Slider LAA R 66 78.9 46.9 1.6 3 2.5 -5.9 -70
2019 Changeup LAA R 55 81.6 30.7 -2.1 -6 16.9 3.4 25
2019 Sinker LAA R 16 90.1 24.0 -0.7 -3 17.3 2.6 18
2019 Split-Finger LAA R 25 82.8 42.4 4.9 13 8.2 -2.0 -20
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 111 90.8 18.8 -1.2 -7 13.9 6.1 79
2018 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 327 90.6 18.7 -1.2 -7 13.6 6.4 89
2018 Sinker LAA R 232 89.9 24.0 -0.2 -1 17.9 3.3 22
2018 Changeup LAA R 163 82.3 30.1 -2.5 -8 16.2 2.9 22
2018 Split-Finger LAA R 171 82.4 41.6 4.2 11 10.3 -0.8 -7
2018 Slider LAA R 286 79.7 44.1 -0.1 0 1.6 -6.0 -79
2016 Sinker LAA R 297 91.7 18.7 -2.8 -13 14.1 0.0 0
2016 Changeup LAA R 259 82.4 31.2 -1.2 -4 13.3 0.7 5
2016 Slider LAA R 326 80.7 41.5 -1.1 -3 1.7 -5.7 -77
2016 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 272 91.3 16.3 0.9 5 10.0 2.4 31
2015 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 63 91.2 16.9 0.0 0 9.1 1.4 19
2015 Sinker LAA R 297 91.8 18.7 -3.5 -16 13.9 -0.2 -1
2015 Changeup LAA R 149 82.8 31.0 -1.0 -3 15.1 2.3 18
2015 Slider LAA R 140 80.7 43.6 0.7 2 1.3 -5.3 -81
! 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 Sinker -2.0 -1 34 28.3 16 .333 .750 .536 10.5 0.0 0.0 .364 .583 .467 46.2
2021 Slider 3.1 1 34 28.3 8 .250 .250 .225 47.1 25.0 25.0 .217 .274 .212 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 0 20 16.7 4 .500 .500 .450 12.5 0.0 0.0 .483 .593 .468 50.0
2021 Changeup 4.9 1 19 15.8 3 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 -- .128 .145 .120 0.0
2021 Split-Finger 0.4 0 13 10.8 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .186 .201 .175 33.3
2020 Slider 3.7 3 75 31.0 13 .077 .154 .096 57.1 53.8 43.8 .120 .270 .164 33.3
2020 Split-Finger -0.4 0 63 26.0 21 .250 .500 .333 42.4 42.9 34.6 .213 .403 .279 45.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 0 58 24.0 17 .286 .357 .356 11.1 17.6 25.0 .314 .448 .393 45.5
2020 Changeup 6.0 2 31 12.8 9 .143 .286 .294 23.1 0.0 0.0 .149 .360 .320 42.9
2020 Sinker 0.4 0 15 6.2 6 .500 .667 .508 0.0 0.0 0.0 .559 .887 .622 50.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -2 111 40.7 28 .292 .542 .436 11.8 10.7 12.5 .316 .641 .436 42.9
2019 Slider -0.8 -1 66 24.2 15 .333 .417 .403 42.3 20.0 13.6 .277 .361 .358 11.1
2019 Changeup -3.4 -2 55 20.1 10 .400 1.100 .615 48.0 10.0 12.5 .389 .830 .504 33.3
2019 Split-Finger -15.1 -4 25 9.2 9 .429 1.286 .622 36.4 33.3 20.0 .345 .771 .433 60.0
2019 Sinker 6.8 1 16 5.9 4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .391 .465 .373 75.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -4 327 27.7 102 .270 .539 .386 8.6 8.8 12.5 .317 .614 .430 53.8
2018 Slider -1.4 -4 286 24.3 66 .237 .525 .348 41.1 28.8 22.6 .193 .363 .277 24.4
2018 Sinker 1.8 4 232 19.7 64 .211 .456 .328 8.0 4.7 13.0 .296 .510 .379 38.2
2018 Split-Finger -1.1 -2 171 14.5 49 .213 .404 .297 38.3 42.9 29.6 .177 .343 .240 30.8
2018 Changeup -1.7 -3 163 13.8 33 .276 .448 .358 53.0 36.4 42.9 .244 .344 .308 17.6
! 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
2021 Changeup 19 80.3 99 19.2 2:00 1:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 20 90.6 99 20.0 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Split-Finger 11 80.1 86 7.8 2:45 2:45 0
2021 Sinker 34 89.4 98 19.2 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Slider 33 78.4 20 3.4 7:15 7:45 -30
2020 Changeup 25 81.0 98 20.1 2:00 2:15 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 51 90.9 99 20.0 1:30 1:30 0
2020 Split-Finger 34 81.1 82 10.7 2:45 3:15 -30
2020 Sinker 14 91.1 99 20.9 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 Slider 65 78.5 30 3.7 7:30 7:30 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 90 364 2 3 -2 -3 0
2015 161 649 4 5 -3 -2 4
2016 295 1,208 0 12 -5 -6 0
2018 314 1,179 -6 11 -7 -6 -8
2019 66 273 -1 -3 -1 -2 -7
2020 66 242 3 2 0 0 4
2021 34 120 2 1 -1 0 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 %
2015 651 46.5 61.4 80.6 29.6 58.3 39.3 64.0 44.4 27.0 8.1 73.6
2016 1,213 45.2 65.3 81.8 28.7 51.3 41.1 61.1 45.3 28.4 7.5 75.8
2018 1,179 44.1 67.1 82.8 26.4 50.0 40.5 56.0 44.4 27.2 6.4 72.4
2019 273 44.3 72.7 81.8 22.4 50.0 35.2 57.6 44.7 27.0 7.7 85.7
2020 242 43.4 67.6 81.7 27.0 37.8 39.3 56.1 44.6 33.3 7.9 84.2
2021 120 42.5 66.7 94.1 30.4 47.6 40.8 61.8 45.8 23.6 6.7 87.5
Player 3,678 44.8 65.9 82.3 27.6 51.1 40.0 59.3 44.8 27.8 7.3 76.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 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
2015 34 65 3
2016 18 64 11 1 33 31 1 16 71 66 15 84 47 28 48 2
2018 14 26 8 4 24 39 9 21 21 38 25 67 31 16 56 4
2019 16 61 3
2020 18 47 2
2021 8 36 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.7 14 14.0 0 10 8 7 50.0
2018 23.3 16 12.4 4 7 6 8 50.0
2019 25.0 6 4.4 2 1 4 1 16.7
2020 26.3 1 1.2 0 2 0 1 100.0
2021 25.8 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 0.0
Player 23.2 38 33.0 5 21 19 17 44.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 15 11 16 14 14 15 13 11 12 14 17 14 13 14 15 9 13 15 15 13 13 17 19 13 12 14 20 14 14 10
2018 16 15 9 13 12 11 11 13 12 10 11 15 15 11 11 14 11 11 12 13 14 13 15 14 12 11 13 13 15 11 11
2019 6 5 3 4 5 5 5 5 3 3 5 2 5 5 5 4 3 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 3 5 4 5 5 5 4
2020 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Player 38 37 27 35 33 32 33 33 28 27 32 38 36 31 32 36 25 31 33 35 34 33 41 40 30 30 33 41 36 32 26
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.7 -- -0.2 -- -- 90.3 -- 90.7 0.4 90.9 0.2 89.9 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 82.8 -- -0.4 -- -- 82.4 -- 82.0 -0.4 81.0 -1.0 80.2 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 80.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 79.7 -- 78.9 -0.8 78.6 -0.3 78.5 -0.1
Exit Velocity 87.7 -- 2.1 -- -- 89.3 -- 90.1 0.8 92.3 2.2 88.1 -4.2
Launch Angle 13.6 -- 5.6 -- -- 14.8 -- 21.4 6.6 16.8 -4.6 17.7 0.9
Barrel % 3.5 -- 8.3 -- -- 9.1 -- 12.5 3.4 7.3 -5.2 3.4 -3.9
Hard Hit % 30.1 -- 1.7 -- -- 38.8 -- 39.6 0.8 43.9 4.3 31.0 -12.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 31.9 -- -2.2 -- -- 36.1 -- 39.6 3.5 39.0 -0.6 31.0 -8.0
xBA .253 -- -0.016 -- -- .256 -- .329 0.073 .244 -0.085 .297 0.053
BA .270 -- 0.000 -- -- .242 -- .316 0.074 .233 -0.083 .267 0.034
xwOBA .299 -- 0.044 -- -- .344 -- .424 0.080 .317 -0.107 .343 0.026
wOBA .306 -- 0.052 -- -- .342 -- .429 0.087 .294 -0.135 .332 0.038
xSLG .380 -- 0.095 -- -- .467 -- .619 0.152 .428 -0.191 .414 -0.014
SLG .385 -- 0.109 -- -- .488 -- .667 0.179 .383 -0.284 .433 0.050
K% 23.6 -- -0.6 -- -- 20.3 -- 15.2 -5.1 28.8 13.6 5.9 -22.9
BB% 6.2 -- 4.3 -- -- 9.8 -- 9.1 -0.7 6.1 -3.0 8.8 2.7
Swing % 44.4 -- 0.9 -- -- 44.4 -- 44.7 0.3 44.6 -0.1 45.8 1.2
Whiff% 27.0 -- 1.4 -- -- 27.2 -- 27.0 -0.2 33.3 6.3 23.6 -9.7
In Zone % 46.5 -- -1.3 -- -- 44.1 -- 44.3 0.2 43.4 -0.9 42.5 -0.9
Out of Zone % 53.5 -- 1.3 -- -- 55.9 -- 55.7 -0.2 56.6 0.9 57.5 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 29.6 -- -0.9 -- -- 26.4 -- 22.4 -4.0 27.0 4.6 30.4 3.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 -- 3.8 -- -- 28.5 -- 30.3 1.8 27.3 -3.0 32.4 5.1
First Pitch Strike % 64.0 -- -2.9 -- -- 56.0 -- 57.6 1.6 56.1 -1.5 61.8 5.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 253 .348 120 12 10.0 133 68 51.1
2018 Shifts 314 .342 154 0 0.0 160 35 21.9
2019 Shifts 66 .429 33 17 51.5 33 4 12.1
2020 Shifts 66 .294 49 24 49.0 17 13 76.5
2021 Shifts 34 .332 16 6 37.5 18 10 55.6
! 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 %
2014 117 15.8 39.3% 1.7% 64 20.9 0.0% 3.1%
2015 242 16.2 33.5% 2.1% 83 22.4 6.0% 18.1%
2016 364 17.8 20.6% 3.6% 185 25.5 1.1% 25.4%
2018 424 19.1 10.1% 1.9% 143 25.0 0.0% 13.3%
2019 77 17.2 15.6% 0.0% 56 25.0 0.0% 14.3%
2020 66 21.1 3.0% 1.5% 45 27.9 0.0% 40.0%
2021 36 19.1 5.6% 5.6% 21 24.9 0.0% 19.0%
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Pitch Distribution