Oliver Ortega
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 27
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 4.82 8 0 0 9.1 4 1.50
2022 1 3 3.71 27 0 1 34 33 1.47
2023 0 1 4.30 10 0 0 14.2 14 1.23
3 Seasons 2 4 4.03 45 0 1 58 51 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 8 1-0 4.82 9.1 4 1.50
2022 27 1-3 3.71 34 33 1.47
2023 10 0-1 4.30 14.2 14 1.23
3 Seasons 45 2-4 4.03 58 51 1.41
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
2021 24 139 32 1 3.1 2.6 91.2 113.9 1.2 6.3 .223 .348 .363 .282 .278 53.1 10.3 5.1 4.82 3.32
2022 25 567 96 7 7.3 4.7 90.4 110.8 9.3 30.2 .263 .418 .332 .344 .394 43.8 22.3 12.2 3.71 5.04
2023 26 239 41 2 4.9 3.2 88.7 110.3 21.5 22.0 .175 .314 .278 .260 .274 34.1 22.6 9.7 4.29 2.79
Player 945 169 10 5.9 4.0 90.2 113.9 10.6 23.7 .235 .381 .323 .313 .343 43.2 20.5 10.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ortega relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(35.1%) ,
Curveball
(24.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(22.2%) ,
Sinker
(17.2%) ,
Sweeper
(1.3%) ,


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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
2021 75.0 18.8 3.1 3.1 37.5 46.9 15.6 3.1 53.1 12.5 21.9 6.3 3.1 2.6
2022 51.0 16.7 25.0 7.3 43.8 35.4 20.8 2.1 30.2 19.8 35.4 5.2 7.3 4.7
2023 36.6 39.0 12.2 12.2 41.5 34.1 24.4 7.3 19.5 46.3 14.6 4.9 4.9 3.2
Player 52.1 22.5 17.8 7.7 42.0 37.3 20.7 3.6 32.0 24.9 27.8 5.3 5.9 4.0
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 4.7
! 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 Sweeper MIN R 3 83.8 37.0 -1.5 -4 15.5 2.2 16
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 53 95.3 17.4 -2.8 -19 9.0 0.7 9
2023 Curveball MIN R 58 82.3 47.6 -2.1 -4 5.5 -2.6 -32
2023 Slider MIN R 84 84.3 33.1 -4.1 -11 5.8 -0.1 -2
2023 Sinker MIN R 41 95.7 20.0 -1.8 -8 14.2 -1.3 -8
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 331 95.9 15.2 -1.4 -10 2.2 -5.3 -71
2022 Sinker LAA R 13 96.6 17.8 -3.0 -14 12.7 -2.7 -18
2022 Sweeper LAA R 32 82.8 46.2 6.4 16 15.2 1.4 10
2022 Curveball LAA R 191 82.2 48.9 -1.9 -4 4.8 -2.1 -30
2021 Curveball LAA R 62 82.7 46.8 -2.5 -5 4.1 -3.4 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 77 96.6 13.8 0.0 0 3.9 -3.7 -49
! 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 Slider -1.5 -1 84 35.1 21 .167 .389 .264 45.5 38.1 27.6 .099 .197 .175 27.3
2023 Curveball 3.6 2 58 24.3 22 .273 .273 .214 23.3 22.7 23.8 .158 .212 .159 29.4
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 0 53 22.2 8 .167 .667 .425 22.7 12.5 8.3 .287 .800 .507 60.0
2023 Sinker 2.2 1 41 17.2 11 .125 .125 .273 7.7 0.0 0.0 .309 .478 .434 37.5
2023 Sweeper -1.0 0 3 1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 1 331 58.4 107 .239 .348 .330 12.6 15.0 16.2 .287 .445 .366 42.9
2022 Curveball -2.1 -4 191 33.7 32 .321 .643 .444 45.5 40.6 22.4 .225 .413 .325 53.3
2022 Sweeper -0.1 0 32 5.6 8 .143 .143 .200 41.7 37.5 23.1 .124 .140 .189 25.0
2022 Sinker 1.8 0 13 2.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 0 77 55.4 26 .375 .500 .408 5.4 11.5 20.0 .229 .317 .273 52.4
2021 Curveball -1.1 -1 62 44.6 13 .250 .333 .288 10.0 7.7 7.1 .210 .410 .298 54.5
! 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 57 82.3 69 11.1 7:30 7:00 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 53 95.3 80 15.1 12:45 1:15 -30
2023 Sinker 41 95.7 79 17.4 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Slider 82 84.3 28 7.9 8:45 10:00 -75
2022 Curveball 190 82.2 70 11.8 7:00 6:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 305 95.9 79 14.4 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 12 96.6 77 17.3 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Sweeper 32 82.8 70 18.1 7:15 8:00 -45
2021 Curveball 62 82.7 70 10.1 7:00 6:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 77 96.6 85 15.6 12:30 12:30 0
! 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
2021 39 139 -1 3 -1 -1 0
2022 148 567 -1 6 -5 -3 -3
2023 62 239 -1 5 -1 -1 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 %
2021 139 51.1 60.6 97.7 20.6 78.6 46.0 56.4 41.0 7.0 8.6 66.7
2022 567 46.7 71.7 88.4 32.1 51.5 41.6 57.4 50.6 23.7 7.4 78.6
2023 239 51.9 60.5 81.3 29.6 44.1 44.4 67.7 45.6 30.3 10.0 54.2
Player 945 48.7 67.0 88.0 29.9 52.4 43.0 59.8 47.9 23.2 8.3 69.2
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
2021 91 73 10 10
2022 82 68 28 11
2023 76 68 43 12
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 27.8 1 1.1 0 1 0 1 100.0
2022 23.8 5 4.8 0 1 2 3 60.0
2023 24.3 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 100.0
Player 24.4 8 7.9 0 2 2 6 75.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2022 5 6 4 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 4 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 6 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 4
2023 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 8 9 7 8 8 8 8 7 6 8 7 7 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 9 7 10 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 7
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.6 95.9 -0.7 95.5 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 82.7 82.3 -0.4 83.5 1.2
Exit Velocity 91.2 90.4 -0.8 88.7 -1.7
Launch Angle 1.2 9.3 8.1 21.5 12.2
Barrel % 3.1 7.3 4.2 4.9 -2.4
Hard Hit % 53.1 43.8 -9.3 34.1 -9.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 6.3 30.2 23.9 22.0 -8.2
xBA .223 .263 0.040 .175 -0.088
BA .333 .250 -0.083 .204 -0.046
xwOBA .282 .344 0.062 .260 -0.084
wOBA .363 .332 -0.031 .278 -0.054
xSLG .348 .418 0.070 .314 -0.104
SLG .444 .398 -0.046 .333 -0.065
K% 10.3 22.3 12.0 22.6 0.3
BB% 5.1 12.2 7.1 9.7 -2.5
Swing % 41.0 50.6 9.6 45.6 -5.0
Whiff% 7.0 23.7 16.7 30.3 6.6
In Zone % 51.1 46.7 -4.4 51.9 5.2
Out of Zone % 48.9 53.3 4.4 48.1 -5.2
Out of Zone Swing % 20.6 32.1 11.5 29.6 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 20.5 35.8 15.3 27.4 -8.4
First Pitch Strike % 56.4 57.4 1.0 67.7 10.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 39 .363 24 2 8.3 15 8 53.3
2022 Shifts 148 .332 96 21 21.9 52 40 76.9
2023 Shades 62 .278 30 13 43.3 32 25 78.1
! 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 %
2021 35 18.1 14.3% 0.0% 35 23.8 0.0% 20.0%
2022 138 17.5 18.1% 2.2% 82 23.7 0.0% 13.4%
2023 68 14.6 58.8% 0.0% 32 19.5 3.1% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution