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Paolo Espino
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 215LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 10, #311, Cleveland Indians | The Pendleton School
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 5 3.94 33 17 1 102.2 90 1.20
3 Seasons 5 5 4.34 47 20 1 132.2 117 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 33 5-5 3.94 102.2 90 1.20
3 Seasons 47 5-5 4.34 132.2 117 1.25

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
2017 30 438 76 10 13.2 86.8 112.5 14.6 31.6 .268 .559 .365 .385 .434 30.3 18.3 9.2 6.00 6.92
2020 33 110 18 3 16.7 87.3 106.1 16 50 .355 .625 .367 .437 .578 33.3 25.9 7.4 4.50 9.31
2021 34 1615 310 36 11.6 89.7 112.2 17.4 41 .270 .477 .312 .337 .409 42.6 21.2 5.6 3.94 4.98
2163 404 49 12.1 89.1 112.5 16.8 39.6 .274 .499 .325 .351 .422 39.9 20.9 6.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Espino relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.2%) ,
Curveball
(24.8%) ,
Slider
(16%) ,
Changeup
(4%) ,


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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 891 388 503 55.2 89.0 225 208 58 33 16 0 9 35 178 .279 .283 .486 .520 .339 .357 90.5 20 2218 6.6 12.7 15.1
2021 Curveball 401 175 226 24.8 71.2 116 110 19 12 4 1 2 39 71 .173 .239 .282 .384 .218 .291 84.0 5 2985 6.5 35.0 24.1
2021 Slider 258 228 30 16.0 77.6 64 59 15 9 2 0 4 16 45 .254 .225 .492 .425 .326 .294 83.3 24 2692 6.5 26.8 23.9
2021 Changeup 65 13 52 4.0 83.8 18 16 7 4 1 1 1 0 16 .438 .476 .813 .743 .540 .541 96.5 7 1373 6.5 7.4 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 58 35 23 52.7 90.3 14 12 5 5 0 0 0 1 11 .417 .480 .417 .664 .415 .524 89.9 20 2135 6.7 17.2 6.3
2020 Curveball 34 25 9 30.9 71.1 10 10 2 0 1 0 1 5 5 .200 .185 .600 .436 .322 .260 75.2 7 2964 6.6 46.7 29.4
2020 Slider 10 9 1 9.1 81.4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .257 .500 .292 .441 .241 106.1 1 2455 6.6 50.0 100.0
2020 Changeup 6 0 6 5.5 82.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .767 .000 2.712 .000 1.395 101.2 27 1316 6.5 0.0
2020 Sinker 2 2 0 1.8 89.3 1919 6.6 0.0
! 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 %
2017 40.8 26.3 21.1 11.8 35.5 39.5 25 5.3 27.6 27.6 22.4 1.3 13.2
2020 44.4 22.2 27.8 5.6 38.9 27.8 33.3 5.6 16.7 11.1 50 0 16.7
2021 37.4 29 24.8 8.7 36.1 40.6 23.2 5.2 24.8 28.1 25.2 5.2 11.6
38.4 28.2 24.3 9.2 36.1 39.9 24 5.2 25 27.2 25.7 4.2 12.1
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 4-Seamer WSH R 890 89 15.3 2.4 14 3.6 -3 -45
2021 Changeup WSH R 65 83.8 34.2 1.1 3 12.2 -2 -14
2021 Slider WSH R 258 77.6 43.2 -1.9 -4 18.1 4.7 35
2021 Curveball WSH R 401 71.2 73.8 7 11 12.8 -0.4 -3
2020 4-Seamer WSH R 58 90.3 14.9 2.2 13 4.2 -2.6 -39
2020 Changeup WSH R 6 82.7 37 3.6 11 12.4 -1.3 -10
2020 Slider WSH R 10 81.4 42.1 0.9 2 6.7 -1.2 -15
2020 Curveball WSH R 34 71.1 75.2 10.2 16 12.3 0.2 1
2020 Sinker WSH R 2 89.3 24.1 -0.8 -3 16.3 1.8 13
2017 4-Seamer TEX R 158 88.7 16.1 1.3 8 9.2 1.3 17
2017 Slider TEX R 57 81.5 35.4 -4.3 -11 5.9 -0.7 -10
2017 Sinker TEX R 85 88.4 24.6 0.4 2 16.8 2.4 16
2017 Curveball TEX R 99 72.1 68 5.1 8 14.8 2.8 23
2017 Changeup TEX R 34 82.7 35.2 3.8 12 13 -0.2 -1
! 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 Changeup 1.8 1 65 4 18 .438 .813 .547 7.4 0 0 .476 .743 .542 68.8
2021 Slider -0.8 -2 258 16 64 .254 .492 .329 26.8 25 23.9 .225 .425 .294 26.7
2021 Curveball -0.9 -3 401 24.8 116 .173 .282 .221 35 33.6 24.1 .239 .384 .291 31
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 891 55.2 225 .279 .486 .351 12.7 15.6 15.1 .283 .52 .357 48.9
2020 Changeup -3 0 6 5.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .767 2.712 1.395 100
2020 Slider 4.3 0 10 9.1 2 .5 .5 .45 50 50 100 .257 .291 .241 100
2020 Curveball -3.8 -1 34 30.9 10 .2 .6 .325 46.7 50 29.4 .185 .436 .26 20
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 1 58 52.7 14 .417 .417 .421 17.2 7.1 6.3 .48 .664 .524 27.3
2020 Sinker 1.6 0 2 1.8 0 0
2017 Changeup 4.1 1 34 7.8 9 .222 .556 .322 14.3 11.1 11.1 .255 .61 .353 25
2017 Slider 4.8 3 57 13 20 .368 .684 .458 16.7 5 8.3 .364 .563 .409 22.2
2017 Sinker 0.9 1 85 19.4 21 .125 .188 .269 13.3 14.3 20 .148 .253 .296 23.1
2017 Curveball -3.1 -3 99 22.6 25 .16 .28 .188 39.6 40 23.3 .151 .312 .193 20
2017 4-Seamer 1.9 3 158 36.1 34 .308 .885 .559 10.3 14.7 11.9 .389 .963 .583 50
! 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 Curveball 25 71.2 100 27.2 7:00 7:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 54 90.3 92 18.4 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Slider 10 81.4 50 7.7 9:15 8:15 60
2021 Changeup 65 83.8 92 13.2 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 Curveball 381 71.2 98 26.5 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 888 89 94 19 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Slider 258 77.6 61 19.4 8:15 9:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 109 433 3 -5 4 3 5
2020 27 110 0 -1 0 0 0
2021 423 1615 1 -21 8 6 -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 %
2017 438 42.3 62.8 89.6 26 58.5 43.9 56.9 42 19.6 5.1 77.3
2020 110 49.1 74.1 67.5 19.6 81.8 40 59.3 46.4 27.5 6.4 85.7
2021 1615 50.5 62.9 85.2 29.4 60.9 44.6 60.7 46.3 20.9 7.4 74.2
2163 48.7 63.5 84.9 28.1 61.1 44.2 59.9 45.4 21 6.9 75.2
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
2017 7 15 94
2020
2021 21 14 10 11 46 9 5 28 22 32 87 14 21 7 45 96
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 20.5 1 1.4 0 1 1 1 100
2021 23.6 16 17.3 -1 6 14 8 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2
2021 16 19 21 19 22 17 16 19 21 20 17 19 10 16 18 19 12 17 18 18 9 13 14 18 19 21 18 14 17 14 23
! 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 90.2 89 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 82.7 83.8 1.1
Breaking Velocity 73.5 73.7 0.2
Exit Velocity 87.3 89.7 2.4
Launch Angle 16 17.4 1.4
Barrel % 16.7 11.6 -5.1
Hard Hit % 33.3 42.6 9.3
Sweet Spot % 50 41 -9
xBA .355 .27 -0.085
BA .32 .252 -0.068
xwOBA .437 .337 -0.1
wOBA .367 .312 -0.055
xSLG .625 .477 -0.148
SLG .48 .443 -0.037
K% 25.9 21.2 -4.7
BB% 7.4 5.6 -1.8
Swing % 46.4 46.3 -0.1
Whiff% 27.5 20.9 -6.6
In Zone % 49.1 50.5 1.4
Out of Zone % 50.9 49.5 -1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 19.6 29.4 9.8
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 27.5 -5.8
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 60.7 1.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 109 .365 60 10 16.7 49 21 42.9
2020 27 .367 17 7 41.2 10 5 50.0
2021 421 .311 207 67 32.4 214 158 73.8

Pitch Distribution