Nick Wittgren
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 216LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0 5.90 29 0 1 29.0 17 1.55
7 Seasons 19 15 3.96 287 1 6 300.1 282 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 1-0 5.90 29.0 17 1.55
7 Seasons 287 19-15 3.96 300.1 282 1.24

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
2016 25 842 160 10 6.3 4.7 90.0 111.7 13.3 36.3 .249 .406 .286 .298 .355 35.0 19.7 4.7 3.13 3.72
2017 26 753 126 7 5.6 3.8 90.0 108.7 15.9 42.9 .260 .448 .334 .326 .402 40.5 23.6 7.1 4.68 4.61
2018 27 601 101 7 6.9 4.7 90.9 111.8 10.9 32.7 .222 .378 .273 .295 .335 37.6 20.9 10.1 2.94 3.65
2019 28 975 156 15 9.6 6.5 92.5 112.6 16.3 31.4 .253 .463 .285 .323 .414 50.0 25.9 6.9 2.81 4.63
2020 29 377 59 6 10.2 6.1 89.3 108.6 14.2 42.4 .241 .464 .300 .333 .435 37.3 28.6 6.1 3.42 4.77
2021 30 1018 178 21 11.8 8.1 91.9 112.1 8.6 36.0 .287 .511 .331 .354 .450 51.1 23.6 6.6 5.05 5.47
2022 31 481 103 1 1 0.7 89.0 109.2 14.2 30.1 .263 .366 .346 .317 .318 34.0 12.7 7.5 5.90 4.20
Player 5047 883 67 7.6 5.3 90.8 112.6 13.1 35.6 .257 .441 .308 .322 .390 42.0 22.3 6.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wittgren relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(32%) ,
Changeup
(23.1%) ,
Cutter
(21.4%) ,
Sinker
(12.7%) ,
Slider
(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
2016 41.3 26.3 26.3 6.3 30.6 42.5 25.6 3.1 30.6 30.0 25.0 3.1 6.3 4.7
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 3.8
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 4.7
2019 39.7 28.8 24.4 7.1 24.4 42.9 32.7 0.6 28.8 26.3 25.6 7.1 9.6 6.5
2020 33.9 28.8 33.9 3.4 32.2 44.1 23.7 5.1 27.1 23.7 25.4 8.5 10.2 6.1
2021 47.2 24.2 25.8 2.8 34.3 34.8 30.9 3.9 36.0 16.3 24.7 7.3 11.8 8.1
2022 43.7 24.3 26.2 5.8 38.8 29.1 32.0 4.9 34.0 27.2 23.3 9.7 1.0 0.7
Player 41.3 26.5 27.1 5.1 30.6 38.3 30.9 2.8 31.3 25.3 24.3 7.8 7.6 5.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup STL R 111 84.0 36.9 3.1 9 12.5 -1.8 -13
2022 Sinker STL R 61 91.0 23.3 -0.2 -1 16.2 1.7 12
2022 Slider STL R 52 82.0 38.2 -1.3 -3 12.2 2.2 23
2022 4-Seamer STL R 154 91.4 17.4 -1.1 -7 8.5 1.6 24
2022 Cutter STL R 103 88.1 26.4 1.3 5 1.2 -1.3 -52
2021 Cutter CLE R 99 88.2 28.4 -1.1 -4 3.7 1.4 61
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 570 92.5 16.9 -1.5 -10 8.4 1.5 22
2021 Sinker CLE R 6 92.3 18.2 -3.5 -16 14.0 -0.6 -4
2021 Changeup CLE R 235 85.7 35.2 3.9 12 12.5 -1.6 -11
2021 Slider CLE R 108 83.6 38.1 0.2 1 7.9 1.2 17
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 228 92.9 15.4 0.0 0 9.8 2.7 37
2020 Slider CLE R 43 84.9 38.2 1.4 4 4.8 -0.3 -6
2020 Changeup CLE R 91 86.1 34.3 3.8 13 14.7 1.4 10
2020 Sinker CLE R 1 93.3 12.0 -9.4 -44 16.7 2.1 14
2020 Cutter CLE R 14 86.5 35.7 -5.9 -20 4.4 1.4 48
2019 Slider CLE R 182 83.7 40.7 2.8 7 5.0 -0.2 -4
2019 Changeup CLE R 142 85.6 33.7 3.9 13 13.4 -0.2 -2
2019 Curveball CLE R 1 78.4 50.8 -5.2 -9 6.0 -3.5 -36
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 642 92.3 15.5 0.4 2 8.1 1.0 15
2018 Changeup MIA R 94 85.4 34.5 3.8 12 12.9 -0.7 -5
2018 Slider MIA R 77 82.5 43.2 3.4 9 6.1 0.4 7
2018 Sinker MIA R 45 91.8 21.6 -0.8 -4 14.2 -0.1 -1
2018 Cutter MIA R 8 87.2 30.7 -2.8 -10 5.9 3.6 152
2018 4-Seamer MIA R 376 92.1 16.5 -0.3 -2 6.9 -0.1 -1
2017 Sinker MIA R 106 92.2 19.0 -1.6 -8 11.2 -3.5 -24
2017 Changeup MIA R 68 86.0 30.7 2.4 9 14.0 0.3 2
2017 4-Seamer MIA R 439 92.6 14.2 0.3 2 6.3 -1.0 -13
2017 Slider MIA R 140 83.2 40.1 2.9 8 5.6 0.6 11
2016 Changeup MIA R 106 85.8 32.0 3.7 13 14.8 1.2 9
2016 Slider MIA R 94 81.7 40.1 1.9 5 3.1 -1.2 -28
2016 4-Seamer MIA R 625 92.8 14.7 -0.6 -4 10.1 1.9 23
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 154 32.0 49 .295 .386 .339 22.4 22.4 18.6 .224 .303 .276 30.3
2022 Changeup 1.7 2 111 23.1 29 .296 .444 .353 19.6 6.9 7.4 .247 .387 .279 34.6
2022 Cutter -2.5 -3 103 21.4 27 .269 .346 .269 13.5 11.1 20.0 .316 .391 .307 29.2
2022 Sinker 2.3 1 61 12.7 18 .333 .500 .433 11.5 5.6 7.7 .319 .374 .430 33.3
2022 Slider 1.7 1 52 10.8 11 .375 .625 .500 5.9 0.0 0.0 .272 .551 .443 62.5
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 -5 570 56.0 136 .234 .500 .329 24.9 28.7 19.2 .271 .523 .354 48.9
2021 Changeup 3.6 8 235 23.1 63 .311 .492 .370 27.6 23.8 26.8 .308 .474 .347 63.0
2021 Slider 1.2 1 108 10.6 24 .300 .400 .326 31.7 12.5 11.5 .279 .475 .345 31.6
2021 Cutter -1.6 -2 99 9.7 30 .241 .483 .318 25.0 13.3 16.0 .315 .564 .380 52.0
2021 Sinker -1.9 0 6 0.6 -- -- -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -2.3 -5 228 60.5 52 .130 .304 .231 27.4 34.6 22.0 .211 .391 .294 37.9
2020 Changeup -1.6 -1 91 24.1 28 .167 .208 .241 25.6 14.3 23.5 .211 .382 .315 20.0
2020 Slider 5.0 2 43 11.4 11 .455 .909 .573 36.4 36.4 33.3 .402 .767 .485 71.4
2020 Cutter 6.9 1 14 3.7 5 .600 1.200 .760 37.5 40.0 33.3 .308 .869 .481 66.7
2020 Sinker 2.7 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.5 -10 642 65.8 170 .209 .392 .293 23.1 30.0 19.6 .251 .465 .325 49.5
2019 Slider 0.1 0 182 18.7 22 .273 .364 .318 30.9 13.6 7.1 .217 .335 .237 47.4
2019 Changeup -0.8 -1 142 14.6 36 .242 .545 .360 18.2 13.9 20.0 .297 .555 .382 53.6
2019 Curveball -10.4 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -2.7 -10 376 62.6 84 .127 .197 .222 27.8 32.1 20.3 .165 .288 .262 37.0
2018 Changeup 1.0 1 94 15.6 26 .240 .280 .352 19.1 11.5 11.5 .176 .247 .203 22.7
2018 Slider 7.3 6 77 12.8 18 .556 .778 .578 8.1 0.0 0.0 .399 .586 .421 44.4
2018 Sinker -1.6 -1 45 7.5 13 .250 .250 .262 13.6 7.7 5.6 .270 .394 .319 36.4
2018 Cutter 9.0 1 8 1.3 3 .333 1.333 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 .527 1.972 1.015 100.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.9 -8 439 58.3 101 .189 .278 .242 28.3 31.7 20.5 .200 .342 .276 43.3
2017 Slider 1.5 2 140 18.6 30 .286 .607 .372 24.6 13.3 13.8 .283 .498 .334 32.0
2017 Sinker 4.2 4 106 14.1 34 .406 .781 .489 20.3 20.6 16.7 .360 .645 .439 40.0
2017 Changeup 4.4 3 68 9.0 16 .500 .750 .538 23.5 0.0 0.0 .363 .575 .397 43.8
! 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 90 86.1 87 15.4 2:00 3:00 -60
2020 Cutter 14 86.5 25 5.5 9:45 9:00 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 225 92.9 96 18.7 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 43 84.9 25 6.0 9:30 8:30 60
2021 Changeup 227 85.7 81 13.2 2:00 3:00 -60
2021 Cutter 99 88.2 37 7.0 12:15 10:45 90
2021 4-Seam Fastball 568 92.5 92 16.9 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Slider 107 83.6 31 9.0 8:30 8:45 -15
2022 Changeup 111 84.0 81 13.2 2:00 3:00 -60
2022 Cutter 102 88.1 52 8.0 12:30 11:45 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 153 91.4 92 17.2 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 57 91.0 93 19.0 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 Slider 52 82.0 38 13.0 8:15 9:15 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 211 834 -7 -12 6 2 -10
2017 181 753 -3 -2 5 1 1
2018 145 601 -8 -4 4 3 -4
2019 228 967 -6 -13 5 2 -11
2020 102 402 -3 -6 3 2 -5
2021 253 1,018 2 -12 8 5 3
2022 134 481 -4 -3 5 3 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 %
2016 842 53.9 68.7 82.7 25.8 84.0 44.4 62.0 48.9 15.8 8.9 76.0
2017 753 53.1 68.3 75.5 23.2 67.1 44.5 65.7 47.1 25.9 10.5 84.8
2018 601 52.1 70.9 80.2 22.2 67.2 39.3 66.7 47.6 22.4 9.0 81.5
2019 975 50.7 66.1 80.2 27.0 67.4 44.0 61.5 46.8 23.2 7.8 81.3
2020 377 47.7 72.2 75.4 24.9 55.1 41.6 58.3 47.5 28.5 7.2 81.5
2021 1,018 50.7 67.8 78.6 24.3 59.0 44.8 60.8 46.4 26.3 7.1 80.6
2022 481 48.2 69.4 85.7 26.5 75.8 45.9 59.0 47.2 17.2 6.9 81.8
Player 5,047 51.3 68.5 79.7 24.9 68.3 43.7 62.1 47.3 22.7 8.2 81.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2016 65 48 47 47 81 72 41 9 47 39 92 4 16 51 16 86
2017 47 35 93
2018 40 26 93
2019 38 39 23 14 60 53 11 1 1 68 70 32 24 39 32 93
2020 34 49 20 13 41 46 15 31 49 74 80 63 24 45 43 85
2021 11 5 3 7 22 40 4 1 1 50 76 51 12 29 19 90
2022 12 19 92
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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 6 6.4 0 4 5 2 33.3
2017 22.9 5 4.4 1 6 5 1 20.0
2018 20.8 1 1.4 0 4 1 0 0.0
2019 23.5 10 11.9 -2 5 9 6 60.0
2020 24.3 4 4.2 0 2 1 3 75.0
2021 23.8 13 12.2 1 3 13 3 23.1
2022 27.3 1 2.0 -1 3 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 7 7 7 5 7 5 7 5 5 7 7 5 3 6 7 6 8 5 6 10 5 5 7 7 8 9 6 6 5 10
2017 5 3 8 4 4 3 4 6 4 5 4 3 2 3 4 6 4 5 2 5 7 2 4 6 3 5 5 3 6 3 8
2018 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 3
2019 10 14 15 12 12 11 12 14 14 10 16 11 8 12 10 14 11 13 9 11 13 10 10 12 11 13 12 9 11 11 17
2020 4 5 5 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 5
2021 13 13 13 10 14 16 11 15 12 11 14 15 7 9 8 15 16 12 8 8 13 11 11 15 13 13 15 9 11 12 15
2022 1 1 3 2 2 3 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 2 3 1 4 1 2
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 92.5 -0.3 92 -0.5 92.3 0.3 92.5 0.2 91.8 -0.7 90.3 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 85.9 86 0.1 85.4 -0.6 85.6 0.2 86.1 0.5 85.7 -0.4 84 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 81.7 83.2 1.5 82.5 -0.7 83.6 1.1 84.9 1.3 83.6 -1.3 82 -1.6
Exit Velocity 90 90 0 90.9 0.9 92.5 1.6 89.3 -3.2 91.9 2.6 89 -2.9
Launch Angle 13.3 15.9 2.6 10.9 -5 16.3 5.4 14.2 -2.1 8.6 -5.6 14.2 5.6
Barrel % 6.3 5.6 -0.7 6.9 1.3 9.6 2.7 10.2 0.6 11.8 1.6 1 -10.8
Hard Hit % 35 40.5 5.5 37.6 -2.9 50 12.4 37.3 -12.7 51.1 13.8 34 -17.1
Sweet Spot % 36.3 42.9 6.6 32.7 -10.2 31.4 -1.3 42.4 11 36 -6.4 30.1 -5.9
xBA .249 .26 0.011 .222 -0.038 .253 0.031 .241 -0.012 .287 0.046 .263 -0.024
BA .254 .277 0.023 .223 -0.054 .218 -0.005 .209 -0.009 .261 0.052 .299 0.038
xwOBA .298 .326 0.028 .295 -0.031 .323 0.028 .333 0.01 .354 0.021 .317 -0.037
wOBA .286 .334 0.048 .273 -0.061 .285 0.012 .3 0.015 .331 0.031 .346 0.015
xSLG .406 .448 0.042 .378 -0.07 .463 0.085 .464 0.001 .511 0.047 .366 -0.145
SLG .381 .476 0.095 .323 -0.153 .407 0.084 .407 0 .487 0.08 .419 -0.068
K% 19.7 23.6 3.9 20.9 -2.7 25.9 5 28.6 2.7 23.6 -5 12.7 -10.9
BB% 4.7 7.1 2.4 10.1 3 6.9 -3.2 6.1 -0.8 6.6 0.5 7.5 0.9
Swing % 48.9 47.1 -1.8 47.6 0.5 46.8 -0.8 47.5 0.7 46.4 -1.1 47.2 0.8
Whiff% 15.8 25.9 10.1 22.4 -3.5 23.2 0.8 28.5 5.3 26.3 -2.2 17.2 -9.1
In Zone % 53.9 53.1 -0.8 52.1 -1 50.7 -1.4 47.7 -3 50.7 3 48.2 -2.5
Out of Zone % 46.1 46.9 0.8 47.9 1 49.3 1.4 52.3 3 49.3 -3 51.8 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25.8 23.2 -2.6 22.2 -1 27 4.8 24.9 -2.1 24.3 -0.6 26.5 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 35.4 4.9 36.1 0.7 27.7 -8.4 32.3 4.6 32.5 0.2 32.1 -0.4
First Pitch Strike % 62 65.7 3.7 66.7 1 61.5 -5.2 58.3 -3.2 60.8 2.5 59 -1.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 202 .282 108 0 0.0 94 2 2.1
2017 179 .333 107 2 1.9 72 17 23.6
2018 140 .267 65 10 15.4 75 15 20.0
2019 231 .285 142 7 4.9 89 35 39.3
2020 96 .300 49 4 8.2 47 22 46.8
2021 253 .331 145 7 4.8 108 46 42.6
2022 134 .346 81 13 16.0 53 22 41.5

Pitch Tempo