Paul DeJong
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 237 210 19 33 6 25 3 .157 .245 .286 .531
6 Seasons 2410 2154 300 501 102 306 19 .233 .306 .428 .734
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .157 6 25 3 .531
6 Seasons .233 102 306 19 .734

Statcast Batting 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%
2017 23 1757 294 27 9.2 6.1 86.6 108.6 18.1 42.2 .264 .487 .359 .335 .450 40.1 28.0 4.7
2018 24 1913 318 29 9.1 5.9 89.3 110.4 19.1 37.7 .234 .444 .321 .326 .398 40.3 25.1 7.3
2019 25 2579 440 38 8.6 5.7 87.0 111.7 18.3 33.0 .237 .446 .322 .331 .383 33.9 22.4 9.3
2020 26 682 106 8 7.5 4.6 89.2 105.5 21.7 41.5 .238 .406 .296 .315 .398 40.6 28.7 9.8
2021 27 1578 255 27 10.6 6.7 86.3 109.5 16.4 33.3 .211 .416 .293 .312 .371 35.3 25.6 8.7
2022 28 977 133 13 9.8 5.5 87.6 110.3 21.7 25.6 .182 .327 .241 .267 .345 37.6 33.3 8.9
Player 9486 1546 142 9.2 5.9 87.5 111.7 18.6 35.7 .232 .434 .314 .320 .394 37.4 26.1 8.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 33.0 26.2 30.3 10.5 42.9 37.1 20.1 6.8 22.1 27.2 22.8 8.8 9.2 6.1
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 5.9
2019 37.7 28.0 22.0 12.3 45.2 35.2 19.5 4.8 26.8 32.3 20.9 4.5 8.6 5.7
2020 28.3 31.1 30.2 10.4 42.5 33.0 24.5 0.9 21.7 38.7 23.6 7.5 7.5 4.6
2021 38.4 34.5 19.6 7.5 41.6 35.7 22.7 6.7 28.6 31.0 16.1 7.1 10.6 6.7
2022 32.3 34.6 21.8 11.3 45.1 24.8 30.1 5.3 20.3 39.1 20.3 5.3 9.8 5.5
Player 34.7 29.6 25.0 10.7 43.4 33.6 23.0 4.9 25.0 31.8 20.9 7.1 9.2 5.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 -1 300 30.7 75 .150 .333 .301 40.7 36.0 26.5 .162 .355 .315 39.4
2022 Slider -1.3 -3 238 24.4 50 .156 .267 .218 43.4 46.0 29.9 .135 .264 .210 30.4
2022 Sinker -1.0 -2 190 19.4 58 .192 .365 .272 21.0 13.8 16.7 .260 .428 .325 51.1
2022 Curveball -3.3 -4 121 12.4 26 .040 .040 .062 41.7 53.8 29.2 .083 .100 .105 18.2
2022 Changeup -3.0 -2 77 7.9 17 .176 .235 .179 28.2 23.5 14.8 .228 .337 .248 23.1
2022 Cutter -1.3 0 36 3.7 8 .375 .500 .381 15.8 12.5 10.0 .353 .636 .424 28.6
2022 Splitter -4.0 -1 15 1.5 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 66.7 25.0 .003 .005 .003 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -3 529 33.5 119 .231 .471 .340 30.9 30.3 22.5 .212 .444 .326 46.4
2021 Slider -2.0 -7 349 22.1 89 .111 .284 .203 28.8 23.6 16.9 .172 .349 .257 34.4
2021 Sinker 0.3 1 265 16.8 80 .310 .549 .403 16.9 21.3 26.6 .290 .570 .400 33.3
2021 Changeup -2.7 -5 168 10.6 54 .125 .250 .219 26.9 22.2 16.4 .215 .390 .308 30.6
2021 Curveball 1.0 2 163 10.3 40 .167 .278 .264 36.9 35.0 25.5 .139 .192 .198 27.3
2021 Cutter 2.9 2 78 4.9 12 .273 .545 .375 24.2 8.3 4.2 .298 .677 .429 20.0
2021 Splitter 6.4 2 25 1.6 7 .000 .000 .429 35.7 28.6 18.2 .036 .040 .320 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.9 -2 236 34.6 64 .259 .315 .313 28.2 28.1 26.9 .198 .354 .296 40.5
2020 Slider -0.3 0 168 24.6 40 .189 .270 .201 42.0 37.5 24.2 .196 .311 .225 33.3
2020 Sinker 3.6 4 102 15.0 29 .400 .640 .457 13.7 10.3 15.8 .359 .592 .431 52.2
2020 Curveball 2.2 1 67 9.8 13 .273 .545 .400 32.0 23.1 21.4 .339 .453 .399 37.5
2020 Changeup -5.6 -4 65 9.5 18 .059 .059 .089 55.6 50.0 36.0 .144 .403 .252 37.5
2020 Cutter -1.1 0 39 5.7 8 .333 .333 .400 16.7 12.5 7.7 .372 .562 .474 40.0
2020 Splitter 8.8 0 5 0.7 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 50.0 25.0 .450 .522 .433 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 3 885 34.3 213 .231 .522 .372 22.6 25.4 23.0 .244 .555 .375 43.1
2019 Slider -0.9 -5 543 21.1 142 .203 .406 .286 34.8 26.8 21.5 .203 .375 .269 29.2
2019 Sinker -0.9 -4 444 17.2 120 .303 .434 .376 14.0 9.2 12.0 .299 .460 .381 36.3
2019 Changeup -0.9 -2 245 9.5 71 .136 .242 .237 27.6 26.8 21.3 .171 .303 .234 21.3
2019 Curveball 0.0 0 235 9.1 57 .224 .449 .341 25.0 29.8 23.0 .221 .434 .330 34.4
2019 Cutter 2.1 4 171 6.6 40 .412 .706 .510 24.1 15.0 13.6 .336 .478 .399 28.6
2019 Splitter -5.6 -1 17 0.7 9 .222 .333 .239 33.3 33.3 30.0 .184 .248 .185 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -5 685 35.8 147 .209 .364 .301 26.5 27.2 23.8 .201 .415 .309 47.8
2018 Sinker 0.4 2 432 22.6 116 .265 .471 .359 11.0 17.2 20.2 .284 .519 .385 47.6
2018 Slider 3.2 10 326 17.0 99 .311 .578 .401 28.9 26.3 21.3 .249 .444 .326 30.3
2018 Curveball 1.9 3 163 8.5 42 .237 .526 .360 25.8 28.6 23.5 .262 .559 .370 40.7
2018 Changeup 2.0 3 160 8.4 39 .206 .353 .326 34.1 25.6 17.5 .134 .232 .209 20.0
2018 Cutter -2.4 -3 113 5.9 33 .161 .258 .212 31.0 27.3 27.3 .235 .437 .312 31.8
2018 Splitter -5.3 -1 27 1.4 11 .182 .182 .164 57.9 45.5 41.7 .254 .418 .280 50.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 7 542 30.8 139 .287 .667 .421 23.7 28.8 23.1 .293 .628 .404 50.6
2017 Sinker 2.0 8 378 21.5 100 .355 .548 .429 16.2 13.0 15.3 .341 .567 .406 42.5
2017 Slider -2.3 -7 326 18.6 85 .232 .415 .293 43.4 42.4 30.3 .202 .340 .244 21.7
2017 Curveball 0.8 2 209 11.9 47 .244 .467 .337 35.1 34.0 23.5 .201 .353 .253 34.5
2017 Changeup 1.0 1 140 8.0 33 .355 .581 .417 24.7 24.2 17.8 .247 .388 .293 39.1
2017 Cutter -3.1 -3 104 5.9 22 .143 .333 .189 31.9 36.4 25.8 .170 .366 .212 35.7
2017 Splitter 0.1 0 22 1.3 6 .167 .167 .150 62.5 50.0 33.3 .109 .158 .116 33.3
2017 Knuckleball 1.3 0 13 0.7 3 .667 .667 .600 16.7 0.0 0.0 .452 .489 .415 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 435 1,734 13 -16 4 7 8
2018 487 1,906 11 -23 13 8 10
2019 684 2,659 -6 -29 17 11 -8
2020 188 731 -5 -5 4 6 0
2021 403 1,583 -3 -25 9 10 -8
2022 238 980 1 -24 5 4 -14
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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 1,757 51.5 71.3 79.6 30.2 52.0 41.4 28.0 51.6 27.9 8.8 82.4
2018 1,913 51.0 65.6 84.0 25.4 49.4 43.8 16.0 45.9 25.4 7.8 75.0
2019 2,579 49.9 69.4 84.0 28.1 54.3 42.6 21.7 48.8 24.2 7.4 79.9
2020 682 47.4 75.2 79.0 24.5 36.4 37.7 27.0 48.5 32.3 9.4 78.1
2021 1,578 47.7 74.7 81.3 27.5 49.3 42.7 24.4 50.0 27.9 7.9 80.6
2022 977 48.9 70.7 73.4 27.9 43.2 43.0 28.3 48.8 35.2 6.4 82.5
Player 9,486 49.8 70.4 81.2 27.5 49.7 42.3 23.2 48.9 27.5 7.9 79.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2017 58 60 78 76 24 56 73 26 65 75 11 7 23 32 83 1
2018 49 23 64 76 31 61 67 60 76 65 21 35 38 65 80 4
2019 50 20 51 64 45 76 58 14 81 22 41 57 53 52 68 92
2020 34 33 43 47 34 34 46 57 28 57 18 59 16 65 42 5 36
2021 31 4 42 69 13 44 70 8 65 25 22 47 27 51 62 88 31
2022 66 60 87 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 %
2017 21.5 25 20.2 5 10 20 6 24.0
2018 23.2 19 21.7 -3 6 18 9 47.4
2019 22.8 30 30.3 0 9 14 19 63.3
2020 22.6 3 3.9 -1 7 4 1 33.3
2021 23.4 19 20.9 -2 6 16 9 47.4
2022 23.2 6 7.0 -1 3 6 2 33.3
Player 22.7 102 104.1 -2 41 78 46 45.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 25 21 21 18 21 21 17 22 22 18 16 22 12 15 21 24 16 25 13 23 29 17 17 22 22 21 23 20 21 18 27
2018 19 20 24 17 20 23 18 29 22 20 19 19 15 20 19 25 21 28 21 22 24 17 19 27 22 30 28 14 26 14 29
2019 30 32 33 29 29 29 32 34 32 31 27 30 26 26 29 34 29 32 27 32 35 28 27 28 29 31 33 28 34 28 36
2020 3 3 7 2 3 1 0 5 4 8 6 1 2 4 3 6 4 4 3 4 8 4 3 4 3 5 2 2 5 2 6
2021 19 21 23 17 19 23 20 22 21 24 18 21 15 16 17 24 23 24 22 21 25 19 19 22 22 21 24 18 23 17 26
2022 6 6 10 7 8 7 9 4 8 8 6 5 5 6 8 9 8 7 6 8 10 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 7 5 8
Player 102 103 118 90 100 104 96 116 109 109 92 98 75 87 97 122 101 120 92 110 131 91 91 110 105 115 117 88 116 84 132
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.6 89.3 2.7 87 -2.3 89.2 2.2 86.3 -2.9 87.6 1.3
Launch Angle 18.1 19.1 1 18.3 -0.8 21.7 3.4 16.4 -5.3 21.7 5.3
Barrel % 9.2 9.1 -0.1 8.6 -0.5 7.5 -1.1 10.6 3.1 9.8 -0.8
Hard Hit % 40.1 40.3 0.2 33.9 -6.4 40.6 6.7 35.3 -5.3 37.6 2.3
Sweet Spot % 42.2 37.7 -4.5 33 -4.7 41.5 8.5 33.3 -8.2 25.6 -7.7
xBA .264 .234 -0.03 .237 0.003 .238 0.001 .211 -0.027 .182 -0.029
BA .285 .241 -0.044 .233 -0.008 .25 0.017 .197 -0.053 .157 -0.04
xwOBA .335 .326 -0.009 .331 0.005 .315 -0.016 .312 -0.003 .267 -0.045
wOBA .359 .321 -0.038 .322 0.001 .296 -0.026 .293 -0.003 .241 -0.052
xSLG .487 .444 -0.043 .446 0.002 .406 -0.04 .416 0.01 .327 -0.089
SLG .532 .433 -0.099 .444 0.011 .349 -0.095 .39 0.041 .286 -0.104
K% 28 25.1 -2.9 22.4 -2.7 28.7 6.3 25.6 -3.1 33.3 7.7
BB% 4.7 7.3 2.6 9.3 2 9.8 0.5 8.7 -1.1 8.9 0.2
Swing % 51.6 45.9 -5.7 48.8 2.9 48.5 -0.3 50 1.5 48.8 -1.2
Whiff% 27.9 25.4 -2.5 24.2 -1.2 32.3 8.1 27.9 -4.4 35.2 7.3
In Zone % 51.5 51 -0.5 49.9 -1.1 47.4 -2.5 47.7 0.3 48.9 1.2
Out of Zone % 48.5 49 0.5 50.1 1.1 52.6 2.5 52.3 -0.3 51.1 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 25.4 -4.8 28.1 2.7 24.5 -3.6 27.5 3 27.9 0.4
First Pitch Swing % 28 16 -12 21.7 5.7 27 5.3 24.4 -2.6 28.3 3.9
First Pitch Strike % 61.4 58.5 -2.9 61.7 3.2 59.8 -1.9 55.2 -4.6 64.1 8.9
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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 653 160 24.5 .324 .326
2020 R 174 100 57.5 .346 .260
2021 R 393 115 29.3 .305 .253
2022 R 237 80 33.8 .268 .188

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 436 17.5 9.6% 1.6% 291 22.7 0.0% 12.4%
2018 557 16.8 30.0% 0.5% 346 21.7 1.7% 6.9%
2019 760 17.1 23.0% 1.3% 389 22.5 1.0% 8.0%
2020 210 16.7 32.4% 2.4% 98 21.4 1.0% 9.2%
2021 442 17.2 24.7% 1.8% 233 23.1 0.9% 13.7%
2022 276 17.1 28.6% 1.4% 155 21.7 1.3% 7.1%
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Statcast Rankings