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Paul DeJong
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 4, #131, St. Louis Cardinals | Illinois State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 402 356 44 70 19 45 4 .197 .284 .390 .674
5 Seasons 2173 1944 281 468 96 281 16 .241 .312 .443 .756
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .197 19 45 4 .674
5 Seasons .241 96 281 16 .756

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2017 24 1757 294 27 9.2 86.5 108.6 17.8 41.8 .258 .475 .359 .327 .435 40.1 28 4.7
2018 25 1913 318 30 9.4 89.3 110.4 19.1 38.1 .235 .448 .321 .327 .400 39.9 25.1 7.3
2019 26 2579 440 37 8.4 87 111.7 18.3 32.5 .231 .432 .322 .323 .369 33.6 22.4 9.3
2020 27 682 106 8 7.5 89.2 105.5 21.7 41.5 .238 .406 .296 .315 .398 40.6 28.7 9.8
2021 28 1578 255 27 10.6 86.3 109.5 16.4 33.3 .211 .416 .293 .312 .371 35.3 25.6 8.7
8509 1413 129 9.1 87.5 111.7 18.3 36.5 .234 .440 .322 .322 .392 37.2 25.3 7.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 868 55.0 211 186 49 29 7 1 12 54 133 .263 .247 .505 .506 .363 .360 87.6 18 26.1 21.7
2021 Breaking 518 32.8 131 119 15 7 3 0 5 35 85 .126 .160 .277 .296 .211 .236 86.3 18 31.0 19.6
2021 Offspeed 191 12.1 60 51 6 4 0 0 2 14 37 .118 .201 .235 .366 .230 .310 81.7 7 28.2 17.1
2020 Fastballs 377 55.4 101 85 26 21 3 0 2 22 65 .306 .257 .412 .439 .356 .348 91.1 22 22.9 22.2
2020 Breaking 234 34.4 53 48 10 6 3 0 1 18 32 .208 .229 .333 .344 .247 .268 87.1 20 39.3 23.7
2020 Offspeed 70 10.3 20 19 2 2 0 0 0 10 9 .105 .176 .105 .416 .123 .270 82.5 23 53.8 34.5
! 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 33 26.2 30.3 10.5 42.5 37.4 20.1 7.1 22.4 27.2 22.4 8.8 9.2
2018 32.1 28.6 28.3 11 42.5 30.2 27.4 2.8 25.2 30.8 22.3 9.4 9.4
2019 37.7 28 22 12.3 45.2 35.2 19.5 4.8 26.4 32 20.9 4.3 8.4
2020 28.3 29.2 32.1 10.4 42.5 33 24.5 0.9 21.7 38.7 23.6 7.5 7.5
2021 38.4 34.5 19.6 7.5 41.6 35.7 22.7 6.7 28.6 31 16.1 7.1 10.6
34.9 29 25.5 10.6 43.2 34.5 22.4 4.9 25.3 31.1 20.9 7.1 9.1
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

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 Splitter 1.4 0 25 1.6 7 0 0 .3 35.7 28.6 18.2 .036 .04 .32 0
2021 Cutter 3.6 3 72 4.6 11 .3 .6 .409 23.3 9.1 4.3 .318 .734 .46 22.2
2021 Curveball 1.1 2 163 10.3 40 .167 .278 .264 36.4 35 24.6 .139 .192 .198 27.3
2021 Changeup -2.6 -4 166 10.5 53 .128 .255 .223 27.2 22.6 16.9 .215 .394 .309 31.4
2021 Sinker 0.7 2 261 16.5 81 .319 .569 .414 17.3 21 26.2 .299 .587 .409 34.5
2021 Slider -2 -7 355 22.5 90 .11 .28 .201 29.1 23.3 17.1 .171 .346 .255 33.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 535 33.9 119 .221 .452 .33 30.4 30.3 22.4 .205 .428 .318 44.9
2020 Splitter 8.8 0 5 0.7 2 .5 .5 .45 33.3 50 25 .45 .522 .433 0
2020 Cutter -0.9 0 41 6 8 .333 .333 .4 16.7 12.5 7.7 .372 .562 .474 40
2020 Curveball 2.1 1 65 9.5 12 .273 .545 .375 32 25 21.4 .339 .453 .373 37.5
2020 Changeup -5.7 -4 65 9.5 18 .059 .059 .089 55.6 50 36 .144 .403 .252 37.5
2020 Sinker 4.1 4 102 15 28 .417 .667 .473 12.2 10.7 15.8 .364 .606 .439 54.5
2020 Slider -0.2 0 170 24.9 41 .189 .27 .213 42 36.6 24.2 .196 .311 .236 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -0.9 -2 234 34.3 65 .255 .309 .308 28.6 27.7 26.9 .198 .352 .294 39.5
2019 Splitter -5.6 -1 17 0.7 9 .222 .333 .239 33.3 33.3 30 .184 .248 .185 0
2019 Cutter 2.2 4 172 6.7 40 .412 .706 .51 24.1 15 13.6 .336 .478 .399 28.6
2019 Curveball 0 0 235 9.1 57 .224 .449 .341 25 29.8 23 .211 .411 .318 32.3
2019 Changeup -0.9 -2 245 9.5 71 .136 .242 .237 27.6 26.8 21.3 .171 .303 .234 21.3
2019 Sinker -1.2 -5 428 16.6 119 .306 .439 .372 13.2 8.4 11.4 .302 .465 .385 36.3
2019 Slider -0.8 -4 543 21.1 142 .203 .406 .286 34.8 26.8 21.5 .203 .374 .268 29.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 3 900 34.9 214 .23 .519 .37 22.8 25.7 23 .236 .534 .365 42.2
2018 Splitter -5.3 -1 27 1.4 11 .182 .182 .164 57.9 45.5 41.7 .254 .418 .28 50
2018 Cutter -2.3 -3 113 5.9 33 .161 .258 .212 31 27.3 27.3 .253 .506 .345 27.3
2018 Changeup 1 2 160 8.4 39 .206 .353 .303 34.1 25.6 17.5 .134 .232 .209 20
2018 Curveball 2 3 162 8.5 42 .237 .526 .36 25.8 28.6 23.5 .26 .548 .366 40.7
2018 Slider 3.2 10 325 17 99 .311 .578 .401 28.9 26.3 21.5 .249 .444 .326 30.3
2018 Sinker 0.5 2 421 22 114 .267 .475 .36 10.8 16.7 20 .287 .523 .385 47.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 698 36.5 149 .208 .362 .302 26.3 27.5 23.7 .2 .412 .31 47.8
2017 Knuckleball 1.3 0 13 0.7 3 .667 .667 .6 16.7 0 0 .452 .489 .415 33.3
2017 Splitter 0.1 0 22 1.3 6 .167 .167 .15 62.5 50 33.3 .109 .158 .116 33.3
2017 Cutter -3.1 -3 104 5.9 22 .143 .333 .189 31.9 36.4 25.8 .17 .366 .212 35.7
2017 Changeup 1.1 2 140 8 33 .355 .581 .417 24.7 24.2 17.8 .247 .388 .293 39.1
2017 Curveball 0.6 1 208 11.8 46 .25 .477 .325 35.5 34.8 23.5 .206 .361 .258 35.7
2017 Slider -2.2 -7 327 18.6 86 .229 .41 .286 43.1 41.9 30.3 .197 .332 .238 21.3
2017 Sinker 2.2 8 375 21.3 99 .359 .554 .433 16 13.1 15.5 .334 .561 .401 43
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 7 545 31 140 .285 .662 .415 23.8 28.6 23 .293 .622 .402 50
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 435 1734 13 -16 4 7 8
2018 487 1906 11 -23 13 8 9
2019 679 2633 -9 -27 17 11 -9
2020 188 731 -5 -5 4 6 0
2021 403 1583 -3 -25 10 10 -9
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 1757 51.6 71.3 79.6 30.2 52 41.4 28 51.6 27.9 8.8 82.4
2018 1913 51 65.7 83.9 25.3 49.6 43.8 15.9 45.9 25.4 7.7 74.7
2019 2579 49.8 69.4 83.9 28.1 54.2 42.7 21.7 48.8 24.2 7.3 79.8
2020 682 47.5 75.3 79.1 24.3 35.6 37.7 27 48.5 32.3 9.4 78.1
2021 1578 47.8 74.8 81.4 27.2 48.7 42.6 24.4 50 27.9 8 81.1
8509 49.9 70.4 82.1 27.4 50.3 42.3 22.6 48.9 26.6 8 79.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2017 51 53 74 75 19 56 73 25 75 11 7 23 82 1
2018 52 27 69 79 32 63 69 60 64 21 35 38 80 5
2019 45 16 45 59 40 73 55 14 21 41 57 53 68 91
2020 36 34 44 47 35 34 46 57 57 18 59 16 42 9
2021 31 4 44 71 14 44 70 8 24 22 47 27 62 89
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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 22.8 30 30.2 0 8 17 18 60
2020 22.6 3 3.7 -1 5 3 0 0
2021 23.4 19 23.3 -4 7 14 1 5.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 30 28 37 28 34 27 31 34 29 34 31 31 24 26 30 34 24 31 30 36 23 27 27 31 29 36 30 27 34 26 36
2020 3 2 6 3 4 1 5 5 3 5 4 2 1 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 3 1 2 4 3 5 3 4 5 2 5
2021 19 22 25 22 25 18 20 23 19 25 22 21 12 19 17 25 18 26 22 25 13 17 17 21 23 25 23 17 26 14 25
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.5 89.3 2.8 87 -2.3 89.2 2.2 86.3 -2.9
Launch Angle 17.8 19.1 1.3 18.3 -0.8 21.7 3.4 16.4 -5.3
Barrel % 9.2 9.4 0.2 8.4 -1 7.5 -0.9 10.6 3.1
Hard Hit % 40.1 39.9 -0.2 33.6 -6.3 40.6 7 35.3 -5.3
Sweet Spot % 41.8 38.1 -3.7 32.5 -5.6 41.5 9 33.3 -8.2
xBA .258 .235 -0.023 .231 -0.004 .238 0.007 .211 -0.027
BA .285 .241 -0.044 .233 -0.008 .25 0.017 .197 -0.053
xwOBA .327 .327 0 .323 -0.004 .315 -0.008 .312 -0.003
wOBA .359 .321 -0.038 .322 0.001 .296 -0.026 .293 -0.003
xSLG .475 .448 -0.027 .432 -0.016 .406 -0.026 .416 0.01
SLG .532 .433 -0.099 .444 0.011 .349 -0.095 .39 0.041
K% 28 25.1 -2.9 22.4 -2.7 28.7 6.3 25.6 -3.1
BB% 4.7 7.3 2.6 9.3 2 9.8 0.5 8.7 -1.1
Swing % 51.6 45.9 -5.7 48.8 2.9 48.5 -0.3 50 1.5
Whiff% 27.9 25.4 -2.5 24.2 -1.2 32.3 8.1 27.9 -4.4
In Zone % 51.6 51 -0.6 49.8 -1.2 47.5 -2.3 47.8 0.3
Out of Zone % 48.4 49 0.6 50.2 1.2 52.5 2.3 52.2 -0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 25.3 -4.9 28.1 2.8 24.3 -3.8 27.2 2.9
First Pitch Swing % 28 15.9 -12.1 21.7 5.8 27 5.3 24.4 -2.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.4 58.4 -3 61.6 3.2 59.8 -1.8 55.2 -4.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2017 R 435 15 3.4 .364 .314
2018 R 488 41 8.4 .321 .318
2019 R 648 160 24.7 .322 .326
2020 R 174 100 57.5 .346 .260
2021 R 402 121 30.1 .305 .268

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