Paul DeJong
SS | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 4, #131, St. Louis Cardinals | Illinois State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 237 210 19 33 6 3 .157 .245 .286 .531
2023 400 372 41 77 14 4 .207 .258 .355 .613
2024 242 224 29 53 14 2 .237 .285 .473 .758
8 Seasons 3,052 2,750 370 631 130 25 .229 .298 .422 .720
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .157 6 3 .531
2023 .207 14 4 .613
2024 .237 14 2 .758
8 Seasons .229 130 25 .720
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
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
2023 29 1424 253 17 6.7 4.3 85.5 107.6 16.8 34.8 .219 .361 .266 .278 .368 33.2 30.3 5.3
2024 30 919 149 16 10.7 6.6 88.7 109.6 21.0 38.3 .220 .419 .327 .297 .407 44.3 31.8 3.7
Player 11829 1948 175 9.0 5.7 87.3 111.7 18.6 35.8 .229 .423 .309 .313 .392 37.4 27.1 7.3
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 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, Sweeper, Slurve, 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
2023 39.9 28.1 21.7 10.3 43.9 26.1 30.0 7.5 24.1 29.6 26.5 5.5 6.7 4.3
2024 30.2 36.2 25.5 8.1 43.6 32.9 23.5 5.4 20.1 30.9 22.8 10.1 10.7 6.6
Player 35.0 29.9 24.6 10.4 43.5 32.5 24.0 5.2 24.5 31.5 21.8 7.1 9.0 5.7
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.

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 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -6 313 34.1 80 .214 .414 .311 43.2 41.3 30.8 .176 .351 .273 57.9
2024 Slider -0.8 -1 152 16.5 35 .250 .313 .286 36.0 34.3 21.8 .232 .327 .279 30.0
2024 Sinker -2.5 -4 145 15.8 40 .216 .432 .305 19.8 17.5 20.0 .247 .504 .342 33.3
2024 Changeup -1.8 -1 80 8.7 20 .158 .316 .225 46.8 40.0 26.7 .196 .386 .268 54.5
2024 Cutter 5.1 4 80 8.7 21 .429 .952 .576 18.4 9.5 10.0 .308 .628 .391 47.4
2024 Curveball -0.8 -1 72 7.8 22 .238 .524 .302 30.8 36.4 30.8 .227 .352 .254 50.0
2024 Sweeper -0.8 0 66 7.2 19 .158 .474 .258 25.6 26.3 22.7 .194 .431 .260 35.7
2024 Split-Finger 7.7 1 8 0.9 3 .000 .000 .300 60.0 66.7 40.0 .046 .046 .045 0.0
2024 Slurve 37.8 1 3 0.3 2 1.000 2.500 1.450 0.0 0.0 -- .790 2.003 1.167 50.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -6 474 33.3 132 .200 .392 .285 34.1 34.8 33.6 .202 .384 .284 30.7
2023 Slider -1.8 -5 296 20.8 78 .178 .260 .222 43.4 33.3 31.3 .208 .319 .255 27.7
2023 Sinker -0.3 -1 187 13.1 54 .333 .431 .359 10.0 5.6 9.7 .322 .449 .362 34.7
2023 Changeup -4.9 -6 121 8.5 39 .184 .184 .179 34.2 25.6 22.7 .199 .258 .210 21.4
2023 Curveball -2.8 -3 112 7.9 28 .077 .231 .166 41.1 46.4 34.2 .170 .363 .255 46.2
2023 Cutter 3.1 3 105 7.4 27 .391 .826 .539 42.0 18.5 26.3 .289 .570 .409 38.9
2023 Sweeper 0.5 0 86 6.0 28 .185 .444 .277 46.0 35.7 33.3 .214 .307 .240 52.9
2023 Split-Finger -7.7 -2 28 2.0 10 .000 .000 .000 47.1 60.0 46.2 .112 .120 .104 50.0
2023 Slurve -12.4 -1 11 0.8 3 .000 .000 .000 60.0 66.7 50.0 .021 .023 .020 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -2 306 31.3 76 .150 .333 .297 41.0 35.5 26.2 .159 .351 .309 38.2
2022 Slider -0.3 -1 214 21.9 44 .205 .359 .276 43.0 43.2 26.0 .148 .297 .232 33.3
2022 Sinker -0.7 -1 184 18.8 57 .192 .365 .276 19.8 14.0 17.0 .263 .432 .333 52.3
2022 Curveball -3.3 -4 113 11.6 25 .042 .042 .064 42.1 52.0 29.5 .086 .105 .109 18.2
2022 Changeup -3.1 -2 75 7.7 17 .176 .235 .179 28.9 23.5 16.0 .228 .337 .248 23.1
2022 Cutter -2.7 -1 37 3.8 7 .286 .286 .257 16.7 14.3 12.5 .293 .421 .312 16.7
2022 Sweeper -8.2 -2 24 2.5 8 .000 .000 .000 40.0 62.5 62.5 .134 .307 .187 33.3
2022 Split-Finger -3.0 -1 17 1.7 3 .000 .000 .000 44.4 66.7 20.0 .003 .005 .003 0.0
2022 Slurve -1.8 0 7 0.7 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -2 532 33.7 120 .231 .471 .343 30.5 30.0 22.4 .212 .444 .329 46.4
2021 Slider -2.5 -8 306 19.4 77 .100 .243 .184 30.5 24.7 17.9 .156 .295 .231 34.6
2021 Sinker 0.3 1 263 16.7 79 .310 .549 .399 17.7 21.5 27.0 .290 .570 .396 33.3
2021 Changeup -2.6 -4 165 10.5 53 .128 .255 .223 26.5 20.8 15.3 .220 .399 .314 30.6
2021 Curveball 1.0 2 162 10.3 40 .167 .278 .264 36.9 35.0 25.5 .139 .192 .198 27.3
2021 Cutter 2.3 2 82 5.2 13 .250 .500 .346 20.6 7.7 3.3 .290 .639 .411 18.2
2021 Sweeper -2.0 -1 31 2.0 9 .125 .250 .217 28.6 22.2 22.2 .202 .495 .335 16.7
2021 Split-Finger 4.7 1 27 1.7 8 .000 .000 .375 37.5 37.5 25.0 .029 .032 .280 0.0
2021 Slurve 15.9 1 9 0.6 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .588 1.699 .933 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -2 240 35.2 65 .259 .315 .318 27.7 27.7 26.5 .198 .354 .302 40.5
2020 Slider 0.1 0 161 23.6 37 .206 .294 .218 41.9 37.8 24.1 .208 .329 .237 36.4
2020 Sinker 3.7 4 96 14.1 28 .400 .640 .448 14.3 10.7 16.7 .359 .592 .422 52.2
2020 Curveball 2.3 2 65 9.5 12 .300 .600 .433 29.2 16.7 15.4 .373 .499 .432 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 -1.8 -1 47 6.9 10 .250 .250 .320 21.1 20.0 12.5 .295 .441 .391 33.3
2020 Split-Finger 8.8 0 5 0.7 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 50.0 25.0 .450 .522 .433 0.0
2020 Slurve -3.3 0 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Sweeper -14.8 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .060 .172 .093 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 3 885 34.3 211 .228 .522 .371 22.7 25.6 23.0 .241 .555 .374 43.0
2019 Slider -1.1 -6 536 20.8 142 .203 .406 .286 34.6 26.1 21.6 .205 .375 .270 29.9
2019 Sinker -0.9 -4 443 17.2 121 .310 .440 .381 13.5 8.3 11.0 .306 .467 .386 36.6
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 0.2 0 235 9.1 56 .229 .458 .347 25.2 30.4 23.0 .216 .433 .329 32.3
2019 Cutter 2.1 3 163 6.3 40 .412 .706 .510 25.0 15.0 14.3 .342 .492 .406 28.6
2019 Split-Finger -7.3 -1 19 0.7 11 .182 .273 .195 35.7 36.4 33.3 .152 .204 .152 0.0
2019 Sweeper 1.8 0 15 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 20.0 100.0 12.5 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -5 684 35.8 147 .209 .364 .301 26.5 27.2 24.0 .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 3.4 11 315 16.5 96 .318 .591 .406 29.0 27.1 22.2 .249 .448 .324 29.7
2018 Changeup 2.0 3 160 8.4 39 .206 .353 .326 34.1 25.6 17.5 .134 .232 .209 20.0
2018 Curveball 1.8 3 159 8.3 42 .237 .526 .360 25.8 28.6 23.5 .262 .559 .370 40.7
2018 Cutter -2.6 -3 117 6.1 35 .152 .242 .200 30.0 25.7 24.3 .236 .427 .307 33.3
2018 Split-Finger -5.3 -1 27 1.4 11 .182 .182 .164 57.9 45.5 41.7 .254 .418 .280 50.0
2018 Sweeper 1.9 0 8 0.4 1 -- -- .700 50.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2018 Slurve 3.1 0 4 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 9 544 31.0 140 .292 .692 .433 23.6 28.6 22.9 .297 .647 .413 51.1
2017 Sinker 1.7 6 376 21.4 99 .348 .511 .413 16.3 13.1 15.7 .336 .539 .394 41.8
2017 Slider -2.4 -8 320 18.2 83 .225 .400 .285 42.6 42.2 29.7 .202 .334 .242 20.0
2017 Curveball 0.8 2 208 11.8 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 -2.7 -3 110 6.3 24 .174 .391 .225 35.3 37.5 28.1 .172 .385 .221 40.0
2017 Split-Finger 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
2017 Slurve 1.4 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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
2023 400 1,424 -2 -28 4 5 -21
2024 242 919 4 -16 1 3 -7
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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
2023 1,424 48.9 71.3 76.1 35.8 42.7 43.0 37.5 53.2 35.4 7.6 82.4
2024 919 52.8 81.4 72.4 32.9 47.6 43.6 39.3 58.5 34.2 7.5 88.4
Player 11,829 49.9 71.4 79.8 28.9 48.4 42.5 26.3 50.2 29.1 7.8 80.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2017 58 60 78 76 24 56 73 26 65 75 11 7 23 32 83 1
2018 49 23 64 75 31 61 67 60 76 65 21 35 38 65 79 5
2019 50 20 51 65 45 76 58 14 82 23 41 57 53 52 67 92
2020 34 34 43 47 35 35 47 57 28 57 17 59 16 65 42 5 29
2021 30 4 42 69 14 44 70 8 65 25 22 47 27 51 62 87 32
2022 66 60 87 23
2023 6 9 14 29 2 19 32 2 32 15 11 10 5 11 37 94 22
2024 27 13 54 74 7 68 75 39 60 69 6 3 4 20 47 53 26 48 87
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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 20.9 4 12 19 7 28.0
2018 23.2 19 22.1 -3 8 18 8 42.1
2019 22.8 30 30.4 0 12 13 19 63.3
2020 22.6 3 4.1 -1 7 4 1 33.3
2021 23.4 19 20.6 -2 5 15 10 52.6
2022 23.2 6 6.9 -1 3 3 4 66.7
2023 22.7 14 14.7 -1 6 9 7 50.0
2024 22.5 14 11.1 3 6 10 3 21.4
Player 22.7 130 130.7 -1 59 91 59 45.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 25 25 17 18 23 19 25 23 15 15 21 21 21 19 21 22 17 17 22 20 21 21 26 24 20 19 18 30 27 25 14
2018 19 28 19 21 22 18 26 20 20 14 19 27 21 18 21 24 17 21 29 29 23 24 29 27 14 17 21 23 27 23 20
2019 30 33 31 26 34 33 33 29 25 26 29 36 31 29 31 29 27 27 28 32 29 33 38 32 28 27 29 36 33 31 27
2020 3 5 8 5 4 3 6 1 4 2 3 7 3 2 4 1 5 3 4 5 4 6 6 2 2 3 4 8 5 4 3
2021 19 21 23 18 19 19 23 21 17 15 18 22 21 17 19 23 18 20 22 21 21 23 26 24 18 18 22 25 24 19 22
2022 6 5 7 6 8 7 8 6 6 7 7 10 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 5 6 8 9 7 7 7
2023 14 11 15 14 15 15 15 13 14 13 15 16 15 13 16 16 15 13 15 17 13 15 19 17 13 13 15 17 14 15 13
2024 14 8 11 13 9 13 14 12 7 10 11 16 10 9 12 10 10 8 11 13 11 11 15 14 9 10 10 13 12 12 10
Player 130 136 131 121 134 127 150 125 108 102 123 155 128 114 131 132 115 116 138 143 129 140 166 147 109 113 127 161 149 136 116
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.6 89.3 2.7 87.0 -2.3 89.2 2.2 86.3 -2.9 87.6 1.3 85.5 -2.1 88.7 3.2
Launch Angle 18.1 19.1 1.0 18.3 -0.8 21.7 3.4 16.4 -5.3 21.7 5.3 16.8 -4.9 21.0 4.2
Barrel % 9.2 9.1 -0.1 8.6 -0.5 7.5 -1.1 10.6 3.1 9.8 -0.8 6.7 -3.1 10.7 4.0
Hard Hit % 40.1 40.3 0.2 33.9 -6.4 40.6 6.7 35.3 -5.3 37.6 2.3 33.2 -4.4 44.3 11.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 42.2 37.7 -4.5 33.0 -4.7 41.5 8.5 33.3 -8.2 25.6 -7.7 34.8 9.2 38.3 3.5
xBA .264 .234 -0.030 .237 0.003 .238 0.001 .211 -0.027 .182 -0.029 .219 0.037 .220 0.001
BA .285 .241 -0.044 .233 -0.008 .250 0.017 .197 -0.053 .157 -0.040 .207 0.050 .237 0.030
xwOBA .335 .326 -0.009 .331 0.005 .315 -0.016 .312 -0.003 .267 -0.045 .278 0.011 .297 0.019
wOBA .359 .321 -0.038 .322 0.001 .296 -0.026 .293 -0.003 .241 -0.052 .266 0.025 .327 0.061
xSLG .487 .444 -0.043 .446 0.002 .406 -0.040 .416 0.010 .327 -0.089 .361 0.034 .419 0.058
SLG .532 .433 -0.099 .444 0.011 .349 -0.095 .390 0.041 .286 -0.104 .355 0.069 .473 0.118
K% 28.0 25.1 -2.9 22.4 -2.7 28.7 6.3 25.6 -3.1 33.3 7.7 30.3 -3.0 31.8 1.5
BB% 4.7 7.3 2.6 9.3 2.0 9.8 0.5 8.7 -1.1 8.9 0.2 5.3 -3.6 3.7 -1.6
Swing % 51.6 45.9 -5.7 48.8 2.9 48.5 -0.3 50.0 1.5 48.8 -1.2 53.2 4.4 58.5 5.3
Whiff% 27.9 25.4 -2.5 24.2 -1.2 32.3 8.1 27.9 -4.4 35.2 7.3 35.4 0.2 34.2 -1.2
In Zone % 51.5 51.0 -0.5 49.9 -1.1 47.4 -2.5 47.7 0.3 48.9 1.2 48.9 0.0 52.8 3.9
Out of Zone % 48.5 49.0 0.5 50.1 1.1 52.6 2.5 52.3 -0.3 51.1 -1.2 51.1 0.0 47.2 -3.9
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 25.4 -4.8 28.1 2.7 24.5 -3.6 27.5 3.0 27.9 0.4 35.8 7.9 32.9 -2.9
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 16.0 -12.0 21.7 5.7 27.0