Paolo Espino
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 211LBS | Age: 35

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 5 4.20 32 12 0 81.1 61 1.29
4 Seasons 5 10 4.44 81 34 1 221.0 180 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 0-5 4.20 81.1 61 1.29
4 Seasons 81 5-10 4.44 221.0 180 1.27

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
2017 30 438 76 10 13.2 9.2 86.8 112.5 14.6 31.6 .271 .570 .365 .391 .442 30.3 18.3 9.2 6.00 7.04
2020 33 110 18 3 16.7 11.1 87.3 106.1 16.0 50.0 .355 .625 .367 .437 .578 33.3 25.9 7.4 4.50 9.24
2021 34 1735 337 39 11.6 8.6 89.6 112.2 17.4 39.8 .271 .483 .319 .337 .404 43.3 20.2 5.5 4.27 4.89
2022 35 1315 267 21 7.9 6.1 89.3 113.5 15.9 35.2 .273 .476 .336 .338 .393 39.7 17.7 4.3 4.21 4.80
Player 3598 698 73 10.5 7.8 89.1 113.5 16.5 37.4 .274 .494 .332 .346 .408 40.3 19.2 5.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Espino relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.9%) ,
Curveball
(25.8%) ,
Slider
(21.5%) ,
Changeup
(4.8%) ,


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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
2017 40.8 26.3 21.1 11.8 35.5 39.5 25.0 5.3 27.6 27.6 22.4 1.3 13.2 9.2
2020 44.4 22.2 27.8 5.6 38.9 27.8 33.3 5.6 16.7 11.1 50.0 0.0 16.7 11.1
2021 37.7 29.1 24.0 9.2 36.2 39.8 24.0 5.9 24.9 28.2 24.3 5.0 11.6 8.6
2022 38.2 34.1 22.8 4.9 39.7 35.6 24.7 3.4 27.3 28.5 24.3 8.2 7.9 6.1
Player 38.4 30.5 23.4 7.7 37.5 37.8 24.6 4.9 25.9 27.8 24.8 5.7 10.5 7.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 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 4-Seamer WSH R 630 88.5 16.0 2.2 12 2.4 -4.3 -64
2022 Slider WSH R 283 77.8 44.0 -0.6 -1 18.8 5.4 41
2022 Curveball WSH R 339 71.3 73.0 4.7 7 13.2 0.0 0
2022 Changeup WSH R 63 83.4 34.3 1.1 3 12.2 -1.9 -13
2021 Slider WSH R 285 77.6 43.4 -1.8 -4 18.0 4.7 35
2021 Curveball WSH R 420 71.1 74.0 7.1 11 12.9 -0.4 -3
2021 4-Seamer WSH R 958 89.0 15.4 2.3 13 3.5 -3.4 -49
2021 Changeup WSH R 72 83.7 34.1 1.0 3 12.0 -2.1 -15
2020 4-Seamer WSH R 58 90.3 14.9 2.3 13 4.2 -2.8 -40
2020 Sinker WSH R 2 89.3 24.1 -1.5 -6 16.3 1.5 10
2020 Slider WSH R 10 81.4 42.1 0.8 2 6.7 -1.3 -16
2020 Curveball WSH R 34 71.1 75.2 10.2 16 12.3 0.1 1
2020 Changeup WSH R 6 82.7 37.0 3.6 11 12.4 -1.4 -10
2017 Sinker TEX R 85 88.4 24.6 0.4 2 16.8 2.4 16
2017 Changeup TEX R 34 82.7 35.2 3.8 12 13.0 -0.2 -1
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 Curveball TEX R 99 72.1 68.0 5.1 8 14.8 2.8 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 3 630 47.9 168 .269 .436 .339 12.0 14.9 13.4 .283 .522 .368 45.0
2022 Curveball -0.5 -2 339 25.8 100 .247 .423 .285 24.5 27.0 21.1 .256 .411 .287 37.5
2022 Slider 1.1 3 283 21.5 63 .339 .627 .431 27.1 14.3 15.3 .277 .475 .344 21.6
2022 Changeup 2.7 2 63 4.8 14 .308 .538 .386 19.4 0.0 0.0 .278 .410 .324 69.2
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 4 958 55.2 243 .289 .524 .369 11.8 14.4 14.2 .289 .539 .364 49.7
2021 Curveball -1.0 -4 420 24.2 120 .175 .289 .224 33.3 32.5 23.1 .239 .385 .288 32.0
2021 Slider -1.0 -3 285 16.4 70 .246 .462 .313 26.8 25.7 24.7 .213 .402 .276 26.5
2021 Changeup 1.1 1 72 4.1 20 .389 .722 .493 6.9 0.0 0.0 .460 .698 .514 66.7
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 1 58 52.7 14 .417 .417 .421 17.2 7.1 6.3 .480 .664 .524 27.3
2020 Curveball -4.0 -1 34 30.9 10 .200 .600 .325 46.7 50.0 29.4 .185 .436 .260 20.0
2020 Slider 4.3 0 10 9.1 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 50.0 100.0 .257 .291 .241 100.0
2020 Changeup -3.0 0 6 5.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .767 2.712 1.395 100.0
2020 Sinker 1.5 0 2 1.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 1.9 3 158 36.1 34 .308 .885 .559 10.3 14.7 11.9 .389 .967 .584 50.0
2017 Curveball -3.2 -3 99 22.6 25 .160 .280 .158 39.6 40.0 23.3 .158 .325 .201 20.0
2017 Sinker 0.9 1 85 19.4 21 .125 .188 .269 13.3 14.3 20.0 .148 .253 .296 23.1
2017 Slider 6.3 4 57 13.0 20 .368 .684 .503 16.7 5.0 8.3 .364 .580 .416 22.2
2017 Changeup 4.1 1 34 7.8 9 .222 .556 .322 14.3 11.1 11.1 .255 .610 .353 25.0
! 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 72 83.7 92 13.1 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 Curveball 400 71.1 98 26.6 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 955 89.0 94 18.9 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Slider 285 77.6 61 19.3 8:15 9:00 -45
2022 Changeup 63 83.4 91 13.4 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Curveball 320 71.3 98 26.1 7:00 7:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 629 88.5 90 18.5 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Slider 282 77.8 62 20.1 8:15 9:00 -45
! 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
2017 109 433 3 -4 4 3 6
2020 27 110 0 -1 0 0 0
2021 453 1,735 2 -20 9 6 -2
2022 345 1,315 1 -9 9 4 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 26.0 58.5 43.9 56.9 42.0 19.6 5.1 77.3
2020 110 49.1 74.1 67.5 19.6 81.8 40.0 59.3 46.4 27.5 6.4 85.7
2021 1,735 50.5 62.9 86.2 29.0 61.8 44.5 60.0 46.1 19.9 7.6 73.3
2022 1,315 51.0 65.7 85.9 25.3 65.0 43.9 59.4 45.9 19.6 7.2 74.7
Player 3,598 49.6 64.3 85.8 27.0 62.9 44.1 59.4 45.5 20.0 7.1 74.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 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
2017 7 15 94 66
2020 17 20 81
2021 22 15 9 9 54 7 5 32 16 26 89 8 60 8 45 95 72
2022 18 11 6 6 51 22 39 28 35 16 96 10 13 4 49 98 69
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.2 7 6.8 0 1 2 5 71.4
2020 20.5 1 1.4 0 1 1 1 100.0
2021 23.2 19 19.7 -1 9 15 9 47.4
2022 23.8 16 14.6 1 6 13 4 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 7 6 8 6 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 8
2020 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 3
2021 19 21 24 15 19 21 19 22 23 21 18 21 12 15 16 23 23 22 19 19 28 14 16 20 20 24 21 14 18 16 28
2022 16 15 14 16 16 16 16 9 16 14 11 11 12 12 15 17 16 17 14 16 16 16 14 14 16 15 16 13 16 11 17
! 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 90.2 89 -1.2 88.5 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 82.7 83.7 1 83.4 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 73.5 73.7 0.2 74.2 0.5
Exit Velocity 87.3 89.6 2.3 89.3 -0.3
Launch Angle 16 17.4 1.4 15.9 -1.5
Barrel % 16.7 11.6 -5.1 7.9 -3.7
Hard Hit % 33.3 43.3 10 39.7 -3.6
Sweet Spot % 50 39.8 -10.2 35.2 -4.6
xBA .355 .271 -0.084 .273 0.002
BA .32 .256 -0.064 .277 0.021
xwOBA .437 .337 -0.1 .338 0.001
wOBA .367 .319 -0.048 .336 0.017
xSLG .625 .483 -0.142 .476 -0.007
SLG .48 .46 -0.02 .471 0.011
K% 25.9 20.2 -5.7 17.7 -2.5
BB% 7.4 5.5 -1.9 4.3 -1.2
Swing % 46.4 46.1 -0.3 45.9 -0.2
Whiff% 27.5 19.9 -7.6 19.6 -0.3
In Zone % 49.1 50.5 1.4 51 0.5
Out of Zone % 50.9 49.5 -1.4 49 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 19.6 29 9.4 25.3 -3.7
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 27.5 -5.8 26.4 -1.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 60 0.7 59.4 -0.6
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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 451 .319 223 76 34.1 228 166 72.8
2022 345 .336 188 37 19.7 157 116 73.9

Pitch Tempo