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Paul DeJong
Popularity: ↑ 17%
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 27

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
2020 174 152 17 38 3 25 1 .250 .322 .349 .670
4 Seasons 1771 1588 237 398 77 236 12 .251 .319 .455 .774
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .250 3 25 1 .670
4 Seasons .251 77 236 12 .774

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 1757 294 27 9.2 86.5 17.9 41.8 .266 .495 .359 .340 .461 40.7 28.0 4.7
2018 1913 318 29 9.1 89.3 19.1 37.7 .236 .452 .321 .331 .406 40.3 25.1 7.3
2019 2579 440 38 8.6 87.1 18.2 33.0 .239 .448 .322 .333 .386 33.9 22.4 9.3
2020 682 106 8 7.5 89.2 21.7 41.5 .240 .408 .292 .303 .380 40.6 28.7 9.8
ALL 6931 1158 102 8.8 87.8 18.7 37.3 .245 .457 .328 .331 .409 38.0 25.2 7.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




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%
2020 Fastballs 375 55.1 100 84 25 20 3 0 2 22 64 0.298 0.256 0.405 0.437 0.346 0.335 91.2 23 23.2 22.4
2020 Breaking 236 34.7 54 49 11 7 3 0 1 18 33 0.224 0.237 0.347 0.349 0.255 0.260 87.1 20 38.6 23.4
2020 Offspeed 70 10.3 20 19 2 2 0 0 0 10 9 0.105 0.180 0.105 0.429 0.122 0.262 82.5 23 53.8 34.5
2019 Fastballs 1491 58.7 370 312 85 48 19 0 18 71 246 0.272 0.272 0.506 0.518 0.369 0.381 88.5 20 20.1 19.3
2019 Breaking 785 30.9 200 183 38 18 9 1 10 54 130 0.208 0.213 0.432 0.401 0.293 0.291 86.1 17 31.8 21.3
2019 Offspeed 265 10.4 83 78 12 8 2 0 2 23 55 0.154 0.168 0.256 0.283 0.202 0.221 82.8 13 28.3 22.8
! 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 %
2020 Splitter 8.9 0 5 0.7 2 0.500 0.500 0.450 33.3 50.0 25.0 0.454 0.529 0.408 0.0
2020 Cutter -1.9 -1 39 5.7 7 0.200 0.200 0.329 18.8 14.3 8.3 0.341 0.555 0.456 50.0
2020 Curveball 1.8 1 63 9.2 11 0.273 0.545 0.345 30.8 27.3 23.1 0.331 0.440 0.324 37.5
2020 Changeup -5.7 -4 65 9.5 18 0.059 0.059 0.089 55.6 50.0 36.0 0.148 0.417 0.246 37.5
2020 Sinker 4.3 4 102 15.0 28 0.417 0.667 0.473 12.2 10.7 15.8 0.368 0.599 0.417 54.5
2020 Slider 0.0 0 174 25.5 43 0.211 0.289 0.241 41.6 34.9 23.4 0.209 0.323 0.244 32.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 234 34.3 65 0.255 0.309 0.308 28.6 27.7 26.9 0.199 0.356 0.288 39.5
2019 Splitter -5.9 -1 16 0.6 9 0.222 0.333 0.239 33.3 33.3 30.0 0.180 0.226 0.172 0.0
2019 Cutter 2.2 4 163 6.3 37 0.419 0.645 0.497 24.3 16.2 14.6 0.351 0.481 0.411 28.0
2019 Curveball -0.4 -1 233 9.0 55 0.213 0.447 0.337 24.5 29.1 21.9 0.225 0.451 0.340 35.5
2019 Changeup -0.8 -2 248 9.6 73 0.147 0.250 0.243 28.0 27.4 22.2 0.168 0.295 0.230 20.8
2019 Sinker -1.5 -6 425 16.5 119 0.306 0.439 0.372 13.2 8.4 11.5 0.301 0.463 0.385 36.3
2019 Slider -0.8 -4 552 21.4 145 0.206 0.426 0.294 34.5 26.2 21.1 0.209 0.383 0.273 29.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 2 903 35.0 214 0.230 0.519 0.372 22.8 25.7 22.9 0.243 0.553 0.375 43.1
2018 Splitter -7.7 -2 26 1.4 9 0.111 0.111 0.100 55.6 44.4 36.4 0.233 0.440 0.286 60.0
2018 Cutter -2.3 -3 113 5.9 33 0.161 0.258 0.212 31.0 27.3 27.3 0.234 0.437 0.311 31.8
2018 Changeup 2.1 3 161 8.4 41 0.222 0.361 0.332 34.8 26.8 19.0 0.143 0.246 0.217 19.2
2018 Curveball 1.6 3 163 8.5 42 0.237 0.526 0.360 25.8 28.6 23.5 0.259 0.557 0.368 40.7
2018 Slider 2.9 9 324 16.9 99 0.311 0.578 0.401 28.9 26.3 21.5 0.253 0.458 0.335 30.3
2018 Sinker 0.2 1 419 21.9 114 0.267 0.475 0.360 10.9 16.7 20.0 0.292 0.531 0.391 47.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -5 700 36.6 149 0.208 0.362 0.302 26.2 27.5 23.7 0.203 0.419 0.315 47.8
2017 Splitter 0.1 0 22 1.3 6 0.167 0.167 0.150 62.5 50.0 33.3 0.111 0.148 0.110 33.3
2017 Cutter -3.3 -3 98 5.6 22 0.143 0.333 0.189 31.1 36.4 25.8 0.175 0.370 0.218 35.7
2017 Changeup 0.8 1 139 7.9 33 0.355 0.581 0.417 24.7 24.2 18.2 0.251 0.404 0.308 39.1
2017 Curveball 0.8 2 213 12.1 48 0.239 0.457 0.330 36.1 37.5 25.0 0.201 0.356 0.256 35.7
2017 Slider -1.6 -5 303 17.2 78 0.253 0.453 0.315 43.4 41.0 29.9 0.213 0.372 0.267 23.3
2017 Sinker 2.0 7 375 21.3 99 0.359 0.554 0.433 16.0 13.1 15.5 0.343 0.570 0.408 43.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.3 7 545 31.0 140 0.285 0.662 0.415 23.8 28.6 23.0 0.294 0.628 0.404 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 431 1730 13 -16 4 6 7
2018 476 1900 12 -24 12 6 6
2019 671 2645 -8 -28 15 10 -11
2020 186 729 -5 -5 5 5 0
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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 52.0 41.4 28.0 51.6 27.9 8.8 82.4
2018 1913 50.9 65.7 83.9 25.3 49.2 43.8 15.9 45.9 25.4 7.6 74.7
2019 2579 49.9 69.4 84.0 28.1 54.3 42.7 21.7 48.8 24.2 7.4 79.9
2020 682 47.5 75.3 79.1 24.3 35.6 37.5 27.0 48.5 32.3 9.4 78.1
ALL 6931 50.4 69.4 82.3 27.5 50.6 42.2 22.2 48.7 26.3 8.0 79.0
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 33.0 26.2 30.3 10.5 42.9 36.7 20.4 7.1 21.1 26.5 22.4 8.8 9.2
2018 32.1 28.6 28.3 11.0 42.5 30.2 27.4 2.8 25.2 30.8 22.3 9.7 9.1
2019 37.7 28.0 22.0 12.3 45.2 35.2 19.5 4.8 26.8 32.0 20.9 4.5 8.6
2020 28.3 30.2 32.1 9.4 42.5 33.0 24.5 0.9 21.7 38.7 23.6 7.5 7.5
ALL 34.1 27.9 26.8 11.2 43.6 34.0 22.4 4.5 24.4 30.9 21.9 7.3 8.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2017 53 57 78 78 24 57 74 24 77 11 7 24 83 6
2018 49 21 65 78 28 61 67 60 65 21 35 40 79 10
2019 46 17 49 61 39 76 58 15 22 41 57 55 68 97
2020 35 35 42 47 36 34 46 57 57 18 59 16 42 2
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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 29.0 1.0 10 14 18 60.0
2020 22.6 3 3.3 -0.3 5 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 30 30 34 29 33 28 31 33 28 31 31 28 24 24 27 32 23 28 28 32 24 28 27 31 27 31 29 28 33 26 31
2020 3 3 6 3 5 1 3 4 4 4 4 2 1 3 3 3 3 2 5 4 3 3 2 4 3 4 2 4 5 2 5
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.5 89.3 2.8 87.1 -2.2 89.2 2.1
Launch Angle 17.9 19.1 1.2 18.2 -0.9 21.7 3.5
Barrel % 9.2 9.1 -0.1 8.6 -0.5 7.5 -1.1
Hard Hit % 40.7 40.3 -0.4 33.9 -6.4 40.6 6.7
Sweet Spot % 41.8 37.7 -4.1 33 -4.7 41.5 8.5
xBA 0.266 0.236 -0.03 0.239 0.003 0.24 0.001
BA 0.285 0.241 -0.044 0.233 -0.008 0.25 0.017
xwOBA 0.34 0.331 -0.009 0.333 0.002 0.303 -0.03
wOBA 0.359 0.321 -0.038 0.322 0.001 0.292 -0.03
xSLG 0.495 0.452 -0.043 0.448 -0.004 0.408 -0.04
SLG 0.532 0.433 -0.099 0.444 0.011 0.349 -0.095
K% 28 25.1 -2.9 22.4 -2.7 28.7 6.3
BB% 4.7 7.3 2.6 9.3 2 9.8 0.5
Swing % 51.6 45.9 -5.7 48.8 2.9 48.5 -0.3
Whiff% 27.9 25.4 -2.5 24.2 -1.2 32.3 8.1
In Zone Swing % 51.6 50.9 -0.7 49.9 -1 47.5 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 48.4 49.1 0.7 50.1 1 52.5 2.4
First Pitch Swing % 28 15.9 -12.1 21.7 5.8 27 5.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.4 58.4 -3 61.6 3.2 59.8 -1.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2017 R 435 15 3.4 .364 .314
2018 R 487 40 8.2 .321 .318
2019 R 653 160 24.5 .324 .326
2020 R 174 100 57.5 .341 .256

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