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Nick Wittgren
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 216LBS | Age: 30

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 8 4.77 57 1 1 60.1 61 1.23
6 Seasons 18 14 3.68 255 1 5 269.1 265 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 57 2-8 4.77 60.1 61 1.23
6 Seasons 255 18-14 3.68 269.1 265 1.20

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 90 111.7 13.3 36.3 .247 .404 .286 .296 .353 35.2 19.7 4.7 3.13 3.80
2017 26 753 126 7 5.6 90 108.7 15.9 42.9 .259 .445 .334 .324 .399 40.5 23.6 7.1 4.68 4.64
2018 27 601 101 7 6.9 90.9 111.8 10.9 32.7 .222 .378 .273 .295 .335 37.6 20.9 10.1 2.94 3.70
2019 28 975 156 15 9.6 92.5 112.6 16.3 31.4 .250 .457 .285 .319 .406 50 25.9 6.9 2.81 4.60
2020 29 377 59 6 10.2 89.3 108.6 14.2 42.4 .241 .464 .300 .333 .435 37.3 28.6 6.1 3.42 4.80
2021 30 981 169 19 11.2 91.8 112.1 7.9 36.1 .282 .487 .325 .345 .443 52.1 24.6 6.5 4.77 5.26
4529 771 64 8.3 91 112.6 12.9 36.3 .253 .442 .302 .319 .395 43.2 23.6 6.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wittgren relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57%) ,
Changeup
(23.4%) ,
Slider
(10%) ,
Cutter
(9.6%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 559 303 256 57.0 92.5 132 120 29 16 3 0 10 39 84 .242 .267 .517 .502 .337 .347 91.6 12 2055 6.8 25.1 20.0
2021 Changeup 230 102 128 23.4 85.7 61 60 18 11 6 0 1 15 45 .300 .293 .450 .420 .325 .315 93.5 -1 1750 6.8 28.1 26.8
2021 Slider 98 87 11 10.0 83.7 22 19 5 4 1 0 0 3 17 .263 .292 .316 .497 .280 .359 85.9 7 2366 6.7 34.3 13.0
2021 Cutter 94 45 49 9.6 88.2 28 27 6 3 1 0 2 4 23 .222 .314 .481 .564 .307 .384 91.1 8 2318 6.8 26.1 16.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 228 109 119 60.5 92.9 52 46 6 2 2 0 2 18 29 .130 .211 .304 .391 .230 .295 87.8 16 2221 6.8 27.4 22.0
2020 Changeup 91 33 58 24.1 86.1 28 24 4 3 1 0 0 4 20 .167 .211 .208 .382 .242 .318 86.5 11 1745 6.7 25.6 23.5
2020 Slider 57 52 5 15.1 85.3 16 16 8 4 2 0 2 6 10 .500 .373 1.000 .799 .623 .484 93.6 10 2493 6.6 36.7 33.3
2020 Sinker 1 1 0 0.3 93.3 2189 6.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 3.1 30.6 30 25 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 34.7 30.7 34.7 1 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 28.8 26.3 25.6 7.1 9.6
2020 33.9 23.7 39 3.4 32.2 44.1 23.7 5.1 27.1 23.7 25.4 8.5 10.2
2021 47.9 22.5 26.6 3 34.9 35.5 29.6 3.6 36.7 14.8 26 7.7 11.2
41.1 26.1 27.8 5.1 29.6 39.8 30.6 2.5 31 24.8 24.8 7.7 8.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Changeup CLE R 230 85.7 35.2 3.9 12 12.5 -1.6 -11
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 558 92.5 16.9 -1.5 -10 8.4 1.6 24
2021 Cutter CLE R 94 88.2 28.5 -1.2 -4 3.9 1.6 67
2021 Slider CLE R 98 83.7 38 0.1 0 7.6 0.8 12
2020 Slider CLE R 57 85.3 37.6 1.4 4 4.7 -0.2 -4
2020 Sinker CLE R 1 93.3 12 -9.3 -44 16.7 2.2 15
2020 Changeup CLE R 91 86.1 34.3 3.8 13 14.7 1.4 10
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 228 92.9 15.4 0 0 9.8 2.7 38
2019 Curveball CLE R 1 78.4 50.8 -5.3 -9 6 -3.5 -36
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 642 92.3 15.5 0.4 2 8.1 1.1 15
2019 Slider CLE R 182 83.7 40.7 2.8 7 5 -0.2 -4
2019 Changeup CLE R 142 85.6 33.7 3.9 13 13.4 -0.2 -2
2018 Sinker MIA R 45 91.8 21.6 -0.7 -3 14.2 -0.1 -1
2018 Slider MIA R 77 82.5 43.2 3.4 9 6.1 0.4 7
2018 Changeup MIA R 94 85.4 34.5 3.8 12 12.9 -0.7 -5
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 0
2017 Slider MIA R 140 83.2 40.1 2.9 8 5.6 0.6 11
2017 Changeup MIA R 68 86 30.7 2.4 9 14 0.3 2
2017 4-Seamer MIA R 439 92.6 14.2 0.3 2 6.3 -1 -13
2017 Sinker MIA R 106 92.2 19 -1.6 -8 11.2 -3.5 -24
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
2016 Changeup MIA R 106 85.8 32 3.7 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 %
2021 Slider 0.8 1 98 10 22 .263 .316 .284 34.3 13.6 13 .292 .497 .359 35.3
2021 Cutter -1.6 -2 94 9.6 28 .222 .481 .309 26.1 14.3 16 .314 .564 .385 52.2
2021 Changeup 3 7 230 23.4 61 .3 .45 .344 28.1 24.6 26.8 .293 .42 .315 62.2
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 559 57 132 .242 .517 .339 25.1 29.5 20 .267 .502 .348 50
2020 Slider 5.4 3 57 15.1 16 .5 1 .631 36.7 37.5 33.3 .373 .799 .484 70
2020 Changeup -1.3 -1 91 24.1 28 .167 .208 .241 25.6 14.3 23.5 .211 .382 .315 20
2020 4-Seamer -2.2 -5 228 60.5 52 .13 .304 .231 27.4 34.6 22 .211 .391 .294 37.9
2020 Sinker 2.7 0 1 0.3 0
2019 Slider 0.1 0 182 18.7 22 .273 .364 .318 30.9 13.6 7.1 .218 .336 .238 47.4
2019 Changeup -0.8 -1 142 14.6 36 .242 .545 .36 18.2 13.9 20 .298 .556 .383 53.6
2019 4-Seamer -1.5 -10 642 65.8 170 .209 .392 .291 23.1 30 19.6 .249 .461 .323 49.5
2019 Curveball -10.3 0 1 0.1 0
2018 Cutter 9 1 8 1.3 3 .333 1.333 .667 0 0 0 .527 1.972 1.015 100
2018 Sinker -1.5 -1 45 7.5 13 .25 .25 .262 13.6 7.7 5.6 .27 .394 .319 36.4
2018 Slider 7.3 6 77 12.8 18 .556 .778 .578 8.1 0 0 .399 .586 .421 44.4
2018 Changeup 1.1 1 94 15.6 26 .24 .28 .352 19.1 11.5 11.5 .176 .248 .203 22.7
2018 4-Seamer -2.7 -10 376 62.6 84 .127 .197 .222 27.8 32.1 20.3 .165 .288 .262 37
2017 Changeup 4.6 3 68 9 16 .5 .75 .538 23.5 0 0 .363 .575 .397 43.8
2017 Slider 1.5 2 140 18.6 30 .286 .607 .372 24.6 13.3 13.8 .283 .498 .334 32
2017 Sinker 4.3 5 106 14.1 34 .406 .781 .512 20.3 20.6 16.7 .35 .626 .426 40
2017 4-Seamer -1.9 -8 439 58.3 101 .189 .278 .242 28.3 31.7 20.5 .2 .342 .276 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 Changeup 90 86.1 87 15.4 2:00 3:00 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 225 92.9 96 18.7 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 57 85.3 25 5.9 9:30 8:30 60
2021 Changeup 222 85.7 81 13.2 2:00 3:00 -60
2021 Cutter 94 88.2 37 7.2 12:15 10:45 90
2021 4-Seam Fastball 557 92.5 92 16.9 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Slider 97 83.6 30 8.7 8:30 8:45 -15
! 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
2016 208 825 -7 -12 6 2 -11
2017 181 753 -3 -2 5 1 1
2018 145 601 -7 -4 4 3 -4
2019 228 967 -6 -13 6 2 -11
2020 102 402 -3 -6 3 2 -4
2021 243 981 1 -12 8 5 2
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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 69 82.9 26 84 44.3 62 48.9 15.8 8.9 75.7
2017 753 53.1 68.3 75.5 23.2 67.1 44.5 65.4 47.1 25.9 10.5 84.8
2018 601 52.1 70.9 80.2 22.2 67.2 39.3 66.2 47.6 22.4 9 81.5
2019 975 50.7 66.1 80.2 27 67.4 44 61.2 46.8 23.2 7.8 81.3
2020 377 47.7 72.2 75.4 24.9 55.1 41.6 57.1 47.5 28.5 7.2 81.5
2021 981 51.1 67.3 78.6 24.4 57.3 45.2 60.5 46.3 26.7 6.7 78.8
4529 51.7 68.4 79.2 24.8 67.1 43.6 62.2 47.3 23.3 8.3 80.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 63 44 43 46 77 72 41 9 49 39 92 4 63 50 15
2017 47 34
2018 40 26
2019 41 39 23 16 60 53 10 0 0 68 70 32 41 40 32 15
2020 31 47 19 13 39 46 15 31 49 74 80 63 31 50 38
2021 16 6 6 11 26 43 7 1 0 58 76 55 16 27 19
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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 11.6 -2 6 9 6 60
2020 24.3 4 4 0 2 2 2 50
2021 23.8 13 11 2 4 11 3 23.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 10 13 15 11 15 10 11 12 13 12 18 11 8 12 10 14 9 12 9 11 9 10 10 12 12 14 12 9 11 10 14
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
2021 13 12 12 12 13 10 10 14 13 10 15 13 6 10 8 14 8 11 8 10 5 10 12 13 11 12 13 10 11 10 13
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 92.5 -0.3 92 -0.5 92.3 0.3 92.9 0.6 91.8 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 86 0.2 85.4 -0.6 85.6 0.2 86.1 0.5 85.7 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 81.7 83.2 1.5 82.5 -0.7 83.6 1.1 85.3 1.7 83.7 -1.6
Exit Velocity 90 90 0 90.9 0.9 92.5 1.6 89.3 -3.2 91.8 2.5
Launch Angle 13.3 15.9 2.6 10.9 -5 16.3 5.4 14.2 -2.1 7.9 -6.3
Barrel % 6.3 5.6 -0.7 6.9 1.3 9.6 2.7 10.2 0.6 11.2 1
Hard Hit % 35.2 40.5 5.3 37.6 -2.9 50 12.4 37.3 -12.7 52.1 14.8
Sweet Spot % 36.3 42.9 6.6 32.7 -10.2 31.4 -1.3 42.4 11 36.1 -6.3
xBA .247 .259 0.012 .222 -0.037 .25 0.028 .241 -0.009 .282 0.041
BA .254 .277 0.023 .223 -0.054 .218 -0.005 .209 -0.009 .257 0.048
xwOBA .296 .324 0.028 .295 -0.029 .319 0.024 .333 0.014 .345 0.012
wOBA .286 .334 0.048 .273 -0.061 .285 0.012 .3 0.015 .325 0.025
xSLG .404 .445 0.041 .378 -0.067 .457 0.079 .464 0.007 .487 0.023
SLG .381 .476 0.095 .323 -0.153 .407 0.084 .407 0 .478 0.071
K% 19.7 23.6 3.9 20.9 -2.7 25.9 5 28.6 2.7 24.6 -4
BB% 4.7 7.1 2.4 10.1 3 6.9 -3.2 6.1 -0.8 6.5 0.4
Swing % 48.9 47.1 -1.8 47.6 0.5 46.8 -0.8 47.5 0.7 46.3 -1.2
Whiff% 15.8 25.9 10.1 22.4 -3.5 23.2 0.8 28.5 5.3 26.7 -1.8
In Zone % 53.9 53.1 -0.8 52.1 -1 50.7 -1.4 47.7 -3 51.1 3.4
Out of Zone % 46.1 46.9 0.8 47.9 1 49.3 1.4 52.3 3 48.9 -3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26 23.2 -2.8 22.2 -1 27 4.8 24.9 -2.1 24.4 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 35.2 4.7 35.8 0.6 27.6 -8.2 31.6 4 32.3 0.7
First Pitch Strike % 62 65.4 3.4 66.2 0.8 61.2 -5 57.1 -4.1 60.5 3.4
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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 243 .325 138 7 5.1 105 45 42.9

Pitch Distribution