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Nick Wittgren
Popularity: ↑ 12%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 216LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 9, #287, Miami Marlins | Purdue
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 0 3.42 25 0 0 23.2 28 1.01
5 Seasons 16 6 3.36 198 0 4 209.0 204 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 25 2-0 3.42 23.2 28 1.01
5 Seasons 198 16-6 3.36 209.0 204 1.19

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 842 160 10 6.3 90.1 13 36.3 .252 .413 .286 .305 .366 35.0 19.7 4.7 3.14 3.72
2017 753 126 7 5.6 90 15.9 42.9 .264 .460 .334 .334 .415 40.5 23.6 7.1 4.68 4.63
2018 601 101 7 6.9 90.9 10.9 32.7 .223 .380 .273 .299 .341 37.6 20.9 10.1 2.94 3.60
2019 975 156 15 9.6 92.4 15.8 31.4 .254 .466 .285 .325 .416 50.0 25.9 6.9 2.81 4.51
2020 377 59 6 10.2 89.3 14.2 42.4 .243 .467 .295 .321 .416 37.3 28.6 6.1 3.42 4.74
ALL 3548 602 45 7.5 90.7 14.1 36.4 .249 .438 .295 .317 .390 40.7 23.4 6.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wittgren relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(60.5%) ,
Changeup
(24.1%) ,
Slider
(15.1%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 228 109 119 60.5 92.9 52 46 6 2 2 0 2 18 29 .130 .214 .304 .396 .227 .285 87.8 16 2221 28.2 22.0
2020 Changeup 91 33 58 24.1 86.1 28 24 4 3 1 0 0 4 20 .167 .213 .208 .382 .238 .310 86.5 11 1745 25.6 23.5
2020 Slider 57 52 5 15.1 85.3 16 16 8 4 2 0 2 6 10 .500 .372 1.000 .799 .612 .457 93.6 10 2493 36.7 33.3
2020 Sinker 1 1 0 0.3 93.3 2189
2019 4-Seam Fastball 642 400 242 66.4 92.3 170 158 33 18 8 0 7 51 107 .209 .251 .392 .468 .278 .326 92.3 18 2189 23.2 19.6
2019 Slider 182 168 14 18.8 83.7 22 22 6 4 2 0 0 3 19 .273 .229 .364 .355 .269 .251 91.1 20 2450 30.9 7.1
2019 Changeup 142 32 110 14.7 85.6 36 33 8 4 1 0 3 5 28 .242 .304 .545 .570 .350 .391 93.9 6 1891 18.2 20.0
2019 Curveball 1 1 0 0.1 78.4 2211 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Slider CLE R 57 85.3 37.6 1.5 4 4.7 -0.2 -4
2020 Changeup CLE R 91 86.1 34.3 3.8 12 14.7 1.3 10
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 228 92.9 15.4 0 0 9.8 2.7 39
2020 Sinker CLE R 1 93.3 12 -9.2 -44 16.7 2.2 15
2019 Slider CLE R 182 83.7 40.7 2.7 7 5 -0.2 -4
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 642 92.3 15.5 0.4 3 8.1 1.1 16
2019 Changeup CLE R 142 85.6 33.7 3.8 13 13.4 -0.2 -2
2019 Curveball CLE R 1 78.4 50.8 -5.4 -10 6 -3.5 -36
2018 Sinker MIA R 45 91.8 21.6 -0.8 -3 14.2 -0.1 -1
2018 Changeup MIA R 94 85.4 34.5 3.8 12 12.9 -0.7 -5
2018 4-Seamer MIA R 376 92.1 16.5 -0.2 -1 6.9 -0.1 -2
2018 Slider MIA R 77 82.5 43.2 3.3 8 6.1 0.4 6
2018 Cutter MIA R 8 87.2 30.7 -2.6 -9 5.9 3.5 148
2017 4-Seamer MIA R 439 92.6 14.2 0.4 3 6.3 -1 -14
2017 Slider MIA R 135 83.2 40.2 2.9 8 5.7 0.6 13
2017 Sinker MIA R 106 92.2 19 -1.6 -8 11.2 -3.5 -24
2017 Changeup MIA R 68 86 30.7 2.4 9 14 0.3 2
2016 4-Seamer MIA R 625 92.8 14.7 -0.6 -4 10.1 1.9 23
2016 Slider MIA R 94 81.7 40.1 1.8 5 3.1 -1.2 -29
2016 Changeup MIA R 106 85.8 32 3.6 13 14.8 1.2 9
! 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 %
2020 Slider 5.8 3 57 15.1 16 .500 1.000 .631 36.7 37.5 33.3 .372 .799 .457 70.0
2020 Changeup -2.8 -3 91 24.1 28 .167 .208 .241 25.6 14.3 23.5 .213 .382 .308 20.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.4 -6 228 60.5 52 .130 .304 .231 28.2 34.6 22.0 .214 .396 .284 37.9
2020 Sinker 2.8 0 1 0.3 0.0
2019 Slider 0.2 0 182 18.7 22 .273 .364 .318 30.9 13.6 7.1 .229 .355 .251 47.4
2019 Changeup -0.8 -1 142 14.6 36 .242 .545 .360 18.2 13.9 20.0 .304 .570 .391 53.6
2019 4-Seamer -1.4 -9 642 65.8 170 .209 .392 .293 23.2 30.0 19.6 .251 .468 .327 49.5
2019 Curveball -10.5 0 1 0.1 0.0
2018 Cutter 9.2 1 8 1.3 3 .333 1.333 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 .549 2.064 1.060 100.0
2018 Sinker -1.6 -1 45 7.5 13 .250 .250 .262 13.6 7.7 5.6 .267 .390 .318 36.4
2018 Slider 7.5 6 77 12.8 18 .556 .778 .578 8.3 0.0 0.0 .393 .590 .424 44.4
2018 Changeup 1.3 1 94 15.6 26 .240 .280 .352 19.1 11.5 11.5 .171 .240 .202 22.7
2018 4-Seamer -2.7 -10 376 62.6 84 .127 .197 .222 27.8 32.1 20.3 .169 .290 .267 37.0
2017 Changeup 4.6 3 68 9.0 16 .500 .750 .538 23.5 0.0 0.0 .370 .595 .414 43.8
2017 Slider 1.6 2 135 17.9 30 .286 .607 .372 23.2 13.3 13.8 .293 .522 .350 32.0
2017 Sinker 4.4 5 106 14.1 34 .406 .781 .489 20.3 20.6 16.7 .373 .664 .456 40.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.8 -8 439 58.3 101 .189 .278 .242 28.6 31.7 20.5 .199 .347 .278 43.3
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 228 92.9 96 18.7 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 57 85.3 25 5.9 9:30 8:30 60
2020 Changeup 91 86.1 87 15.4 2:00 3:00 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 207 819 -11 -7 5 2 -10
2017 181 751 -3 -2 5 1 2
2018 144 599 -8 -3 4 3 -3
2019 228 966 -6 -13 6 3 -10
2020 97 394 -3 -6 2 1 -6
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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 %
2016 842 53.8 68.0 83.8 25.4 84.8 44.4 62.0 48.3 16.0 9.0 76.3
2017 753 53.1 67.8 76.0 23.2 67.1 44.5 65.4 46.9 26.1 10.5 84.8
2018 601 52.1 70.6 80.5 22.2 67.2 39.3 66.2 47.4 22.5 9.0 81.5
2019 975 50.7 65.9 80.5 27.0 67.4 44.0 61.2 46.7 23.3 7.8 81.3
2020 377 47.7 70.6 77.2 24.9 55.1 41.6 57.1 46.7 29.0 7.2 74.1
ALL 3548 51.9 68.1 80.0 24.8 70.0 43.1 62.7 47.2 22.6 8.8 80.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 41.3 26.3 26.3 6.3 30.6 43.1 26.3 1.9 30.6 29.4 25.0 3.1 6.3
2017 32.5 30.2 31.7 5.6 22.2 42.9 34.9 2.4 23.8 28.6 25.4 13.5 5.6
2018 46.5 23.8 25.7 4.0 34.7 30.7 34.7 1.0 36.6 26.7 19.8 7.9 6.9
2019 39.7 28.8 24.4 7.1 24.4 42.9 32.7 0.6 30.1 26.3 25.6 7.1 9.6
2020 33.9 23.7 39.0 3.4 32.2 44.1 23.7 5.1 27.1 23.7 25.4 8.5 10.2
ALL 39.2 27.1 28.1 5.6 28.1 41.0 30.9 1.8 29.7 27.4 24.4 7.6 7.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 66 49 45 46 80 72 40 8 47 39 92 4 66 50 14
2017 47 34
2018 39 25
2019 43 42 24 16 65 53 11 0 0 68 70 32 43 39 32 14
2020 32 47 20 14 40 46 15 31 49 74 80 66 32 49 37
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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 23.5 10 11.2 -1.2 5 7 6 60.0
2020 24.3 4 4.0 0.0 2 2 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 10 12 14 11 14 10 11 11 12 12 17 11 8 10 10 13 9 12 9 11 9 10 10 12 12 13 11 9 11 10 12
2020 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 4
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 92.5 -0.3 92 -0.5 92.3 0.3 92.9 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.9 86 0.1 85.4 -0.6 85.6 0.2 86.1 0.5
Breaking Velocity 81.7 83.2 1.5 82.5 -0.7 83.6 1.1 85.3 1.7
Exit Velocity 90.1 90 -0.1 90.9 0.9 92.4 1.5 89.3 -3.1
Launch Angle 13 15.9 2.9 10.9 -5 15.8 4.9 14.2 -1.6
Barrel % 6.3 5.6 -0.7 6.9 1.3 9.6 2.7 10.2 0.6
Hard Hit % 35 40.5 5.5 37.6 -2.9 50 12.4 37.3 -12.7
Sweet Spot % 36.3 42.9 6.6 32.7 -10.2 31.4 -1.3 42.4 11
xBA .252 .264 0.012 .223 -0.041 .254 0.031 .243 -0.011
BA .254 .277 0.023 .223 -0.054 .218 -0.005 .209 -0.009
xwOBA .305 .334 0.029 .299 -0.035 .325 0.026 .321 -0.004
wOBA .286 .334 0.048 .273 -0.061 .285 0.012 .295 0.01
xSLG .413 .46 0.047 .38 -0.08 .466 0.086 .467 0.001
SLG .381 .476 0.095 .323 -0.153 .407 0.084 .407 0
K% 19.7 23.6 3.9 20.9 -2.7 25.9 5 28.6 2.7
BB% 4.7 7.1 2.4 10.1 3 6.9 -3.2 6.1 -0.8
Swing % 48.3 46.9 -1.4 47.4 0.5 46.7 -0.7 46.7 0
Whiff% 16 26.1 10.1 22.5 -3.6 23.3 0.8 29 5.7
In Zone Swing % 53.8 53.1 -0.7 52.1 -1 50.7 -1.4 47.7 -3
Out of Zone Swing % 46.2 46.9 0.7 47.9 1 49.3 1.4 52.3 3
First Pitch Swing % 29.1 34.1 5 35.8 1.7 27.2 -8.6 29.6 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 62 65.4 3.4 66.2 0.8 61.2 -5 57.1 -4.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 207 .287 110 0 0.0 97 2 2.1
2017 180 .336 107 2 1.9 73 18 24.7
2018 140 .267 65 10 15.4 75 15 20.0
2019 231 .285 142 7 4.9 89 35 39.3
2020 96 .295 49 4 8.2 47 22 46.8

Pitch Distribution