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
2021 3 6 3.62 17 14 1 87 94 1.21
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
5 Seasons 17 37 3.83 91 84 1 456.1 448 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 17 3-6 3.62 87 94 1.21
2022 27 6-9 2.91 148.2 151 1.34
2023 28 7-13 4.11 144.2 128 1.51
5 Seasons 91 17-37 3.83 456.1 448 1.37
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
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 .273 .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 .341 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 .246 .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 .261 .403 .318 .333 .366 35.1 19.6 11.3 4.11 4.73
Player 7832 1316 84 6.4 4.2 87.2 114.4 8.9 33.2 .248 .384 .307 .317 .365 35.8 22.6 10.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sandoval relies on 6 pitches.
Slider
(26%) ,
Changeup
(25.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(25.5%) ,
Sinker
(11.2%) ,
Curveball
(9%) ,
Sweeper
(2.6%) ,


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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
Player 48.9 20.9 24.4 5.9 39.4 38.4 22.3 4.5 35.9 20.5 27.1 4.7 6.4 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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 Curveball LAA L 236 76.5 60.0 1.9 3 8.6 -0.5 -6
2023 Sinker LAA L 293 93.2 17.9 -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-Seamer LAA L 667 93.0 14.8 0.5 3 4.4 -2.3 -35
2023 Sweeper LAA L 67 81.8 43.0 2.5 6 16.8 2.6 19
2023 Slider LAA L 681 87.0 32.5 -1.7 -5 6.2 1.8 40
2022 4-Seamer LAA L 561 93.1 15.1 -0.1 -1 4.0 -2.7 -40
2022 Slider LAA L 715 86.3 35.6 1.0 3 6.6 2.3 52
2022 Curveball LAA L 227 78.6 56.5 0.9 2 7.6 -0.4 -5
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 Sinker LAA L 270 93.3 18.4 -2.7 -13 12.2 -2.3 -16
2021 Slider LAA L 248 85.4 37.0 1.3 4 7.1 2.5 54
2021 Curveball LAA L 145 78.4 58.2 3.0 5 6.2 -1.8 -22
2021 Changeup LAA L 428 84.6 28.2 -1.8 -6 13.1 -0.5 -4
2021 4-Seamer LAA L 352 93.2 15.0 -0.1 -1 2.8 -4.1 -60
2020 Curveball LAA L 44 78.2 55.2 -0.6 -1 7.1 -0.4 -5
2020 Changeup LAA L 137 84.2 28.8 -0.8 -3 11.4 -1.6 -13
2020 4-Seamer 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
2019 Curveball LAA L 96 78.0 54.9 -1.0 -2 4.5 -3.0 -40
2019 Changeup LAA L 221 83.6 30.2 -1.2 -4 12.0 -1.2 -9
2019 Slider LAA L 66 86.6 34.0 -1.5 -4 5.9 1.9 47
2019 4-Seamer LAA L 331 93.0 15.5 0.4 3 6.1 -0.9 -13
! 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 -0.6 -4 681 26.0 183 .267 .323 .323 28.3 18.6 15.5 .281 .380 .330 33.8
2023 Changeup 0.1 1 675 25.8 193 .184 .330 .273 43.2 30.6 21.5 .221 .387 .290 27.5
2023 4-Seamer -1.6 -11 668 25.5 163 .338 .511 .429 15.6 11.7 10.9 .307 .491 .406 44.3
2023 Sinker 0.7 2 293 11.2 66 .264 .321 .361 12.8 7.6 11.1 .276 .352 .345 38.8
2023 Curveball -0.1 0 236 9.0 24 .286 .286 .374 23.7 16.7 30.8 .220 .286 .260 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 .265 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-Seamer -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 .392 .336 26.7
2021 Changeup 1.7 7 428 29.6 132 .139 .209 .223 51.4 42.4 31.1 .147 .215 .222 31.7
2021 4-Seamer 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 1.6 4 248 17.2 66 .188 .313 .229 38.3 33.3 25.0 .212 .310 .240 28.6
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-Seamer -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 .349 .242 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-Seamer -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
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 659 93.0 93 16.9 11:15 11:30 -15
2023 Sinker 281 93.3 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 699 86.3 33 7.7 2:45 3:00 -15
2021 Changeup 420 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 248 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
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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
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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
Player 7,832 47.3 66.0 78.8 29.7 52.0 42.4 57.8 46.9 29.8 7.1 77.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2019 45 3 78 17
2020 20 19 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 39 63 82 29 34 76 77 79 57 28 76 73 38 7 87 21
2023 27 26 49 70 13 22 65 78 77 25 14 63 53 34 2 81 23
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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 15.8 -4 5 13 7 58.3
Player 23.5 47 51.9 -5 14 35 25 53.2

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 15 11 16 17 13 14 21 16 19 15 16 18 17 16 23 18 13 12 16 16 17 16 13
Player 47 46 46 53 54 55 58 47 43 42 48 53 49 50 58 53 55 50 53 57 55 56 66 55 44 47 53 57 56 53 46
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.0 92.8 -0.2 93.3 0.5 93.2 -0.1 93.1 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.6 84.2 0.6 84.6 0.4 83.7 -0.9 83.0 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 81.5 83.2 1.7 82.8 -0.4 84.4 1.6 84.1 -0.3
Exit Velocity 88.4 88.1 -0.3 85.4 -2.7 87.3 1.9 87.6 0.3
Launch Angle 9.2 3.6 -5.6 6.3 2.7 11.4 5.1 9.4 -2.0
Barrel % 5.6 7.9 2.3 6.1 -1.8 5.7 -0.4 7.0 1.3
Hard Hit % 34.6 47.4 12.8 35.4 -12.0 34.0 -1.4 35.1 1.1
Sweet Spot % 32.7 28.9 -3.8 29.3 0.4 31.6 2.3 38.0 6.4
xBA .250 .273 0.023 .219 -0.054 .246 0.027 .261 0.015
BA .240 .252 0.012 .215 -0.037 .246 0.031 .256 0.010
xwOBA .323 .351 0.028 .291 -0.060 .307 0.016 .333 0.026
wOBA .322 .345 0.023 .288 -0.057 .294 0.006 .318 0.024
xSLG .400 .486 0.086 .342 -0.144 .359 0.017 .403 0.044
SLG .425 .510 0.085 .349 -0.161 .333 -0.016 .374 0.041
K% 24.9 20.8 -4.1 25.9 5.1 23.7 -2.2 19.6 -4.1
BB% 11.2 7.5 -3.7 9.9 2.4 9.4 -0.5 11.3 1.9
Swing % 43.7 47.5 3.8 46.6 -0.9 48.2 1.6 46.6 -1.6
Whiff% 32.7 27.5 -5.2 33.9 6.4 29.5 -4.4 27.7 -1.8
In Zone % 45.5 49.7 4.2 45.1 -4.6 48.2 3.1 47.7 -0.5
Out of Zone % 54.5 50.3 -4.2 54.9 4.6 51.8 -3.1 52.3 0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.2 26.9 0.7 30.3 3.4 31.8 1.5 29.1 -2.7
First Pitch Swing % 24.3 26.4 2.1 25.9 -0.5 28.7 2.8 26.7 -2.0
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 56.0 2.2 57.9 1.9 58.0 0.1 59.0 1.0
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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
! 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%
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Pitch Distribution