Nick Vespi
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 3" 235LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 18, #553, Baltimore Orioles | Palm Beach CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 0 4.10 25 0 1 26.1 28 1.41
2023 1 0 4.30 9 0 0 14.2 9 1.23
2 Seasons 6 0 4.17 34 0 1 41 37 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 25 5-0 4.10 26.1 28 1.41
2023 9 1-0 4.30 14.2 9 1.23
2 Seasons 34 6-0 4.17 41 37 1.34
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
2022 26 446 75 8 10.7 7.1 87.7 110.5 10.0 44.0 .286 .491 .361 .357 .454 40.0 25.0 7.1 4.10 5.49
2023 27 202 47 3 6.4 5.1 87.2 108.6 14.2 36.2 .257 .412 .344 .299 .339 36.2 15.3 3.4 4.29 3.74
Player 648 122 11 9.0 6.4 87.5 110.5 11.6 41.0 .276 .463 .355 .337 .410 38.5 21.6 5.8
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

Vespi relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(50.0%) ,
Slider
(29.7%) ,
Curveball
(19.3%) ,
Sinker
(1.0%) ,


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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
2022 41.3 22.7 33.3 2.7 45.3 38.7 16.0 4.0 30.7 16.0 34.7 4.0 10.7 7.1
2023 46.8 23.4 25.5 4.3 53.2 31.9 14.9 4.3 36.2 23.4 17.0 12.8 6.4 5.1
Player 43.4 23.0 30.3 3.3 48.4 36.1 15.6 4.1 32.8 18.9 27.9 7.4 9.0 6.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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-Seam Fastball BAL L 101 89.0 29.1 -11.0 -61 2.5 -7.9 -145
2023 Curveball BAL L 39 80.4 48.1 -4.7 -9 11.1 4.5 68
2023 Slider BAL L 60 83.4 38.3 -0.3 -1 10.9 4.7 75
2023 Sinker BAL L 2 90.0 26.7 2.8 12 7.3 -6.6 -47
2022 Curveball BAL L 70 80.5 47.2 -5.8 -11 9.5 3.3 52
2022 Slider BAL L 165 83.7 36.8 -1.5 -4 10.3 4.6 79
2022 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 211 88.6 30.5 -12.5 -69 2.4 -7.4 -149
! 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-Seam Fastball 1.2 1 101 50.0 26 .250 .500 .344 10.2 0.0 0.0 .270 .360 .306 37.5
2023 Slider -3.6 -2 60 29.7 22 .364 .636 .425 27.3 27.3 28.6 .263 .503 .322 37.5
2023 Curveball 2.1 1 39 19.3 10 .200 .200 .180 30.0 30.0 20.0 .211 .339 .230 28.6
2023 Sinker 0.8 0 2 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 3 211 47.3 51 .341 .568 .418 28.3 17.6 25.0 .332 .506 .397 52.8
2022 Slider -2.7 -4 165 37.0 44 .262 .548 .356 34.4 38.6 23.3 .257 .556 .359 32.0
2022 Curveball 1.1 1 70 15.7 16 .188 .250 .247 34.5 12.5 8.3 .238 .280 .227 21.4
! 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 39 80.4 63 14.2 4:15 4:15 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 101 89.0 36 5.2 11:45 1:00 -75
2023 Slider 60 83.4 42 11.7 3:30 3:00 30
2022 Curveball 70 80.5 58 12.3 4:30 4:15 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 204 88.6 30 4.4 12:15 1:15 -60
2022 Slider 164 83.7 41 11.5 3:45 2:45 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 111 446 0 0 0 0 -1
2023 58 202 1 0 0 -1 0
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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 %
2022 446 44.6 64.3 82.8 36.4 46.7 40.1 59.5 48.9 31.7 5.6 64.0
2023 202 52.5 67.9 91.7 31.3 53.3 35.1 62.1 50.5 19.6 9.9 95.0
Player 648 47.1 65.6 86.0 35.0 48.3 38.6 60.4 49.4 27.8 6.9 77.8
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
2022 3 60 39 7
2023 4 51 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 23.5 5 5.4 0 1 2 4 80.0
2023 24.8 2 1.5 1 1 1 1 50.0
Player 23.9 7 6.9 0 2 3 5 71.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 6 5 5 6 6 4 5 5 6 6 5 7 6 4 4 6 6 6 5 5
2023 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 7 6 6 8 7 7 8 8 8 5 6 8 7 6 8 9 6 6 6 8 7 6 10 8 5 5 7 7 7 6 6
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.6 89.0 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 82.7 82.2 -0.5
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.2 -0.5
Launch Angle 10.0 14.2 4.2
Barrel % 10.7 6.4 -4.3
Hard Hit % 40.0 36.2 -3.8
Sweet Spot % 44.0 36.2 -7.8
xBA .286 .257 -0.029
BA .284 .286 0.002
xwOBA .357 .299 -0.058
wOBA .361 .344 -0.017
xSLG .491 .412 -0.079
SLG .510 .500 -0.010
K% 25.0 15.3 -9.7
BB% 7.1 3.4 -3.7
Swing % 48.9 50.5 1.6
Whiff% 31.7 19.6 -12.1
In Zone % 44.6 52.5 7.9
Out of Zone % 55.4 47.5 -7.9
Out of Zone Swing % 36.4 31.3 -5.1
First Pitch Swing % 20.7 29.3 8.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.5 62.1 2.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 111 .361 59 10 16.9 52 25 48.1
2023 Shades 58 .344 39 2 5.1 19 17 89.5
! 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 %
2022 115 14.5 56.5% 0.0% 83 19.2 2.4% 1.2%
2023 64 12.4 82.8% 0.0% 28 17.4 7.1% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution