Patrick Sandoval
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 3" 190LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 11, #319, Houston Astros | Mission Viejo (CA) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 9 2.91 27 27 0 148.2 151 1.34
2023 7 13 4.11 28 28 0 144.2 128 1.51
2024 2 8 5.08 16 16 0 79.2 81 1.51
6 Seasons 19 45 4.01 107 100 1 536 529 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 27 6-9 2.91 148.2 151 1.34
2023 28 7-13 4.11 144.2 128 1.51
2024 16 2-8 5.08 79.2 81 1.51
6 Seasons 107 19-45 4.01 536 529 1.39
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
2019 22 714 107 6 5.6 3.6 88.4 111.3 9.2 32.7 .250 .400 .322 .323 .384 34.6 24.9 11.2 5.03 4.63
2020 23 598 114 9 7.9 5.7 88.1 110.4 3.6 28.9 .272 .486 .345 .351 .416 47.4 20.8 7.5 5.64 5.37
2021 24 1444 229 14 6.1 3.9 85.4 112.1 6.3 29.3 .219 .342 .288 .291 .340 35.4 25.9 9.9 3.62 3.55
2022 25 2456 421 24 5.7 3.8 87.3 111.0 11.4 31.6 .245 .359 .294 .307 .359 34.0 23.7 9.4 2.91 3.91
2023 26 2620 445 31 7.0 4.8 87.6 114.4 9.4 38.0 .260 .402 .318 .332 .366 35.1 19.6 11.3 4.11 4.70
2024 27 1444 234 12 5.1 3.4 87.9 112.6 11.0 32.9 .259 .395 .331 .322 .376 36.3 22.9 9.9 5.08 4.16
Player 9276 1550 96 6.2 4.1 87.3 114.4 9.3 33.2 .250 .386 .311 .318 .367 35.9 22.7 10.1
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 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

Sandoval relies on 6 pitches.
Changeup
(28.3%) ,
Slider
(24.7%) ,
Sinker
(17.4%) ,
Four Seamer
(16.0%) ,
Curveball
(9.0%) ,
Sweeper
(4.6%) ,


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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
2019 49.5 24.3 24.3 1.9 32.7 43.0 24.3 4.7 32.7 17.8 30.8 5.6 5.6 3.6
2020 55.3 22.8 20.2 1.8 43.0 36.8 20.2 3.5 38.6 14.0 27.2 7.9 7.9 5.7
2021 51.1 20.1 22.3 6.6 38.9 37.1 24.0 6.1 38.9 21.4 23.6 3.5 6.1 3.9
2022 47.7 22.1 23.0 7.1 39.4 37.5 23.0 4.0 35.4 22.3 28.3 3.3 5.7 3.8
2023 47.0 18.9 27.9 6.3 40.2 39.1 20.7 4.3 35.1 20.7 26.7 5.6 7.0 4.8
2024 45.7 23.9 26.1 4.3 41.0 38.0 20.9 3.8 35.0 23.5 27.8 4.7 5.1 3.4
Player 48.4 21.4 24.6 5.6 39.6 38.3 22.1 4.4 35.8 21.0 27.2 4.7 6.2 4.1
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 4.8
! 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
2024 Sweeper LAA L 66 81.3 42.7 1.6 4 17.4 3.4 24
2024 Changeup LAA L 409 82.9 30.0 -2.6 -8 14.2 0.5 4
2024 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 231 93.7 15.1 -0.2 -1 6.8 -0.4 -5
2024 Curveball LAA L 130 76.3 60.7 2.7 5 10.8 1.0 10
2024 Slider LAA L 357 87.8 31.5 -1.8 -5 7.6 3.4 80
2024 Sinker LAA L 251 93.7 17.6 -4.1 -19 13.0 -1.6 -11
2023 Curveball LAA L 236 76.5 60.0 1.8 3 8.6 -0.5 -6
2023 Sinker LAA L 290 93.2 18.0 -3.7 -17 13.3 -1.3 -9
2023 Changeup LAA L 675 83.0 29.5 -3.1 -9 14.2 0.5 3
2023 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 670 93.0 14.8 0.5 3 4.4 -2.3 -34
2023 Sweeper LAA L 67 81.8 43.0 2.3 6 16.8 2.7 19
2023 Slider LAA L 681 87.0 32.5 -1.8 -5 6.2 1.8 41
2022 Curveball LAA L 227 78.6 56.5 0.9 2 7.6 -0.4 -6
2022 Slider LAA L 716 86.3 35.6 1.0 3 6.6 2.3 53
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 561 93.1 15.1 -0.1 -1 4.0 -2.7 -40
2022 Sinker LAA L 348 93.4 19.0 -2.1 -10 13.7 -0.7 -5
2022 Changeup LAA L 604 83.7 30.6 -0.6 -2 14.3 0.5 4
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 352 93.2 15.0 -0.1 -1 2.8 -4.1 -60
2021 Slider LAA L 249 85.4 36.9 1.3 4 7.1 2.5 53
2021 Curveball LAA L 145 78.4 58.2 3.0 5 6.2 -1.8 -22
2021 Changeup LAA L 427 84.6 28.2 -1.8 -6 13.1 -0.5 -4
2021 Sinker LAA L 270 93.3 18.4 -2.7 -13 12.2 -2.3 -16
2020 Changeup LAA L 137 84.2 28.8 -0.8 -3 11.4 -1.6 -13
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 267 92.8 16.3 -1.3 -9 5.1 -1.5 -22
2020 Slider LAA L 150 84.6 35.4 -1.1 -3 6.6 2.3 53
2020 Curveball LAA L 44 78.2 55.2 -0.6 -1 7.1 -0.4 -5
2019 Slider LAA L 66 86.6 34.0 -1.5 -4 5.9 1.9 47
2019 Curveball LAA L 96 78.0 54.9 -1.1 -2 4.5 -3.0 -40
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 331 93.0 15.5 0.4 3 6.1 -0.9 -13
2019 Changeup LAA L 221 83.6 30.2 -1.2 -4 12.0 -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 %
2024 Changeup 0.2 1 409 28.3 115 .208 .292 .264 38.5 31.3 21.8 .216 .288 .250 19.7
2024 Slider 0.5 2 357 24.7 90 .265 .434 .337 24.3 20.0 18.9 .304 .463 .353 50.0
2024 Sinker -2.6 -6 251 17.4 54 .413 .565 .484 14.2 13.0 18.9 .343 .525 .420 46.2
2024 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -6 231 16.0 49 .381 .524 .438 16.0 16.3 13.1 .261 .467 .363 41.2
2024 Curveball 2.0 3 130 9.0 23 .118 .118 .230 25.6 17.4 14.3 .145 .175 .264 14.3
2024 Sweeper -2.1 -1 66 4.6 19 .235 .471 .339 28.1 36.8 20.6 .218 .432 .318 40.0
2023 Slider -0.6 -4 681 26.0 183 .267 .323 .323 28.3 18.6 15.5 .280 .380 .330 33.8
2023 Changeup 0.1 1 675 25.8 193 .184 .330 .273 43.2 30.6 21.5 .221 .387 .289 27.5
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -10 671 25.6 164 .336 .507 .427 15.6 11.6 10.9 .307 .494 .406 44.8
2023 Sinker 0.6 2 290 11.1 65 .269 .327 .367 12.9 7.7 11.1 .277 .343 .343 37.5
2023 Curveball -0.1 0 236 9.0 24 .286 .286 .374 23.7 16.7 30.8 .219 .285 .259 33.3
2023 Sweeper 1.1 1 67 2.6 21 .200 .500 .310 30.6 33.3 22.6 .143 .392 .241 23.1
2022 Slider 1.3 9 716 29.2 214 .201 .261 .247 33.5 28.5 26.8 .212 .318 .264 31.7
2022 Changeup -0.3 -2 604 24.6 184 .215 .288 .280 44.5 39.7 24.4 .214 .295 .275 30.4
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -5 561 22.8 137 .372 .558 .444 12.9 8.8 10.4 .319 .521 .412 40.4
2022 Sinker 2.2 8 348 14.2 87 .227 .267 .304 12.0 5.7 13.5 .275 .356 .331 35.2
2022 Curveball 0.7 2 227 9.2 16 .333 .400 .403 39.0 0.0 0.0 .320 .391 .335 26.7
2021 Changeup 1.6 7 427 29.6 131 .140 .211 .224 51.6 42.7 31.1 .148 .216 .223 32.2
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 352 24.4 83 .282 .451 .378 17.6 9.6 11.1 .282 .483 .380 34.4
2021 Sinker -0.1 0 270 18.7 67 .250 .429 .384 18.7 11.9 15.4 .277 .454 .375 43.8
2021 Slider 1.8 4 249 17.2 67 .185 .308 .225 38.0 32.8 25.0 .210 .307 .238 27.9
2021 Curveball -1.8 -3 146 10.1 15 .467 .800 .540 13.8 0.0 0.0 .283 .378 .282 46.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -2 267 44.6 82 .324 .568 .427 8.1 8.5 13.0 .342 .571 .420 55.2
2020 Slider 1.3 2 150 25.1 39 .108 .351 .236 45.8 41.0 29.1 .167 .348 .241 42.9
2020 Changeup -4.3 -6 137 22.9 32 .200 .533 .411 45.9 31.3 25.6 .234 .461 .318 35.0
2020 Curveball -0.9 0 44 7.4 6 .500 .667 .508 11.8 0.0 0.0 .270 .439 .308 16.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -6 331 46.4 78 .302 .556 .426 15.9 15.4 15.4 .329 .541 .424 39.6
2019 Changeup 2.0 4 221 31.0 53 .196 .239 .233 49.6 30.2 19.5 .191 .250 .246 25.8
2019 Curveball 2.0 2 96 13.4 17 .063 .250 .159 37.9 41.2 26.9 .220 .418 .290 44.4
2019 Slider -1.3 -1 66 9.2 21 .286 .571 .405 35.3 33.3 28.0 .168 .290 .192 28.6
! 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
2024 Changeup 409 82.9 98 17.2 9:45 10:00 -15
2024 Curveball 130 76.3 75 20.1 4:45 4:45 0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 231 93.7 94 17.1 11:00 11:15 -15
2024 Sinker 250 93.7 93 18.7 11:15 10:30 45
2024 Slider 357 87.8 40 9.0 2:00 2:30 -30
2024 Sweeper 66 81.3 55 19.0 4:00 3:15 45
2023 Changeup 663 83.0 98 17.5 10:00 10:00 0
2023 Curveball 222 76.5 69 18.4 5:00 5:00 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 662 93.0 93 16.9 11:15 11:30 -15
2023 Sinker 278 93.2 94 18.9 11:00 10:30 30
2023 Slider 632 87.0 36 7.5 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 Sweeper 55 81.7 51 18.3 4:15 3:30 45
2022 Changeup 591 83.7 99 16.8 9:45 9:45 0
2022 Curveball 222 78.6 63 16.9 4:45 5:00 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 554 93.1 88 16.5 11:15 11:30 -15
2022 Sinker 332 93.4 88 18.4 11:15 10:15 60
2022 Slider 700 86.3 33 7.7 2:45 3:00 -15
2021 Changeup 419 84.6 99 16.5 9:45 10:00 -15
2021 Curveball 142 78.4 66 17.5 5:00 5:15 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 347 93.3 86 16.1 11:15 11:45 -30
2021 Sinker 267 93.3 86 17.8 11:15 10:30 45
2021 Slider 249 85.4 33 8.2 3:15 3:15 0
2020 Changeup 121 84.1 96 14.7 10:00 10:15 -15
2020 Curveball 43 78.2 64 15.0 5:00 5:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 241 92.8 94 15.6 11:15 11:15 0
2020 Slider 136 84.7 33 7.9 3:15 2:45 30
! 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
2019 169 714 1 7 -4 -5 0
2020 159 598 0 2 -3 -4 -6
2021 363 1,444 6 21 -10 -9 8
2022 638 2,456 14 26 -17 -11 12
2023 650 2,620 -2 20 -15 -13 -11
2024 350 1,444 -1 8 -10 -6 -9
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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 %
2019 714 45.5 64.6 75.2 26.2 50.0 41.3 53.8 43.7 32.7 6.6 72.3
2020 598 49.7 68.4 79.3 26.9 54.3 41.8 56.0 47.5 27.5 8.7 80.8
2021 1,444 45.1 66.5 75.3 30.3 47.9 41.6 57.9 46.6 33.9 6.4 75.3
2022 2,456 48.2 65.9 79.0 31.8 52.8 44.2 58.0 48.2 29.5 7.2 72.9
2023 2,620 47.7 65.8 81.1 29.1 53.8 41.7 59.0 46.6 27.7 7.1 84.3
2024 1,444 50.2 65.1 81.1 27.1 53.3 44.0 55.5 46.2 26.2 7.5 75.9
Player 9,276 47.8 65.9 79.1 29.3 52.2 42.7 57.5 46.8 29.3 7.1 77.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 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
2019 45 3 78 17
2020 20 20 15 17 39 28 38 54 5 34 63 54 42 41 9 8
2021 73 75 82 82 62 61 76 97 74 65 28 92 72 46 8 86 21
2022 46 40 63 82 28 34 76 77 79 57 28 76 73 38 7 86 21
2023 27 27 51 70 12 22 65 78 77 25 14 63 53 34 2 81 23
2024 41 30 53 67 27 34 83 72 67 55 27 56 39 45 5 83 26
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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 22.4 6 6.8 -1 1 5 3 50.0
2020 22.2 10 8.3 2 2 3 6 60.0
2021 24.0 11 10.5 1 3 6 5 45.5
2022 23.7 8 10.6 -3 3 8 4 50.0
2023 24.2 12 15.9 -4 5 13 7 58.3
2024 25.3 8 7.2 1 1 4 4 50.0
Player 23.8 55 59.3 -4 15 39 29 52.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 8 6 6 7 8 8 7 4 4 6 6 6 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 9 8 7 5
2020 10 9 9 8 7 9 9 7 6 7 6 7 10 8 9 8 9 8 10 9 9 10 10 9 8 7 8 9 10 8 6
2021 11 11 9 11 11 11 11 11 8 10 9 10 11 10 11 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11 10 10 11 11 10 11 11 11
2022 8 5 11 11 12 11 12 9 10 10 11 13 9 10 11 11 10 10 10 12 11 11 14 10 6 10 12 13 10 11 11
2023 12 13 11 17 17 16 18 13 16 12 16 17 13 14 22 16 18 15 16 18 17 16 23 18 14 12 16 16 18 16 13
2024 8 7 6 7 7 8 7 6 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 7 7 6 8 9 8 7
Player 55 53 52 60 61 63 65 53 51 49 55 60 56 57 66 60 61 57 60 64 63 64 74 64 52 54 59 65 66 61 53
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.0 92.8 -0.2 93.3 0.5 93.2 -0.1 93.1 -0.1 93.7 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 83.6 84.2 0.6 84.6 0.4 83.7 -0.9 83.0 -0.7 82.9 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 81.5 83.2 1.7 82.8 -0.4 84.4 1.6 84.1 -0.3 84.3 0.2
Exit Velocity 88.4 88.1 -0.3 85.4 -2.7 87.3 1.9 87.6 0.3 87.9 0.3
Launch Angle 9.2 3.6 -5.6 6.3 2.7 11.4 5.1 9.4 -2.0 11.0 1.6
Barrel % 5.6 7.9 2.3 6.1 -1.8 5.7 -0.4 7.0 1.3 5.1 -1.9
Hard Hit % 34.6 47.4 12.8 35.4 -12.0 34.0 -1.4 35.1 1.1 36.3 1.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.7 28.9 -3.8 29.3 0.4 31.6 2.3 38.0 6.4 32.9 -5.1
xBA .250 .272 0.022 .219 -0.053 .245 0.026 .260 0.015 .259 -0.001
BA .240 .252 0.012 .215 -0.037 .246 0.031 .256 0.010 .272 0.016
xwOBA .323 .351 0.028 .291 -0.060 .307 0.016 .332 0.025 .322 -0.010
wOBA .322 .345 0.023 .288 -0.057 .294 0.006 .318 0.024 .331 0.013
xSLG .400 .486 0.086 .342 -0.144 .359 0.017 .402 0.043 .395 -0.007
SLG .425 .510 0.085 .349 -0.161 .333 -0.016 .374 0.041 .401 0.027
K% 24.9 20.8 -4.1 25.9 5.1 23.7 -2.2 19.6 -4.1 22.9 3.3
BB% 11.2 7.5 -3.7 9.9 2.4 9.4 -0.5 11.3 1.9 9.9 -1.4
Swing % 43.7 47.5 3.8 46.6 -0.9 48.2 1.6 46.6 -1.6 46.2 -0.4
Whiff% 32.7 27.5 -5.2 33.9 6.4 29.5 -4.4 27.7 -1.8 26.2 -1.5
In Zone % 45.5 49.7 4.2 45.1 -4.6 48.2 3.1 47.7 -0.5 50.2 2.5
Out of Zone % 54.5 50.3 -4.2 54.9 4.6 51.8 -3.1 52.3 0.5 49.8 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.2 26.9 0.7 30.3 3.4 31.8 1.5 29.1 -2.7 27.1 -2.0
First Pitch Swing % 24.3 26.4 2.1 25.9 -0.5 28.7 2.8 26.7 -2.0 30.6 3.9
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 56.0 2.2 57.9 1.9 58.0 0.1 59.0 1.0 55.5 -3.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 169 .322 127 20 15.7 42 12 28.6
2020 Shifts 159 .345 94 33 35.1 65 22 33.8
2021 Shifts 363 .288 261 63 24.1 102 75 73.5
2022 Shifts 637 .295 507 96 18.9 130 78 60.0
2023 Shades 650 .318 536 29 5.4 114 45 39.5
2024 Shades 350 .332 296 101 34.1 54 32 59.3
! 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 %
2019 213 15.7 39.0% 0.9% 127 25.1 0.0% 7.9%
2020 180 18.1 19.4% 4.4% 89 25.7 0.0% 14.6%
2021 444 20.2 2.7% 4.1% 227 26.3 0.0% 20.3%
2022 645 19.1 7.9% 3.7% 455 25.8 0.0% 17.1%
2023 689 17.2 23.2% 0.6% 487 21.1 0.6% 1.6%
2024 395 17.4 17.5% 1.3% 246 20.1 0.8% 0.8%
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Pitch Distribution