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
2023 140 124 21 30 8 19 3 .242 .329 .476 .805
7 Seasons 2550 2278 321 531 110 325 22 .233 .307 .431 .738
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .242 8 19 3 .805
7 Seasons .233 110 325 22 .738

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
2023 29 528 84 9 10.7 6.6 86.9 107.6 17.4 38.1 .240 .462 .359 .345 .424 42.9 26.5 9.6
Player 10014 1630 151 9.3 5.9 87.5 111.7 18.6 35.8 .232 .436 .316 .321 .396 37.7 26.1 8.1
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 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 39.3 32.1 21.4 7.1 47.6 21.4 31.0 10.7 19.0 26.2 26.2 7.1 10.7 6.6
Player 34.9 29.8 24.8 10.5 43.6 32.9 23.4 5.2 24.7 31.5 21.2 7.1 9.3 5.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer 3.9 6 143 27.1 30 .364 .818 .548 25.4 26.7 19.5 .310 .675 .491 42.9
2023 Slider -2.4 -3 123 23.3 31 .138 .310 .219 43.8 32.3 32.3 .167 .367 .255 42.1
2023 Sinker 1.8 1 61 11.6 17 .375 .625 .444 8.3 5.9 12.5 .335 .562 .402 40.0
2023 Curveball -3.0 -2 58 11.0 15 .071 .143 .130 35.7 40.0 37.5 .178 .322 .243 62.5
2023 Cutter 6.2 3 55 10.4 13 .455 1.000 .623 38.1 23.1 30.0 .343 .866 .533 50.0
2023 Changeup -2.8 -1 42 8.0 17 .250 .250 .253 25.9 23.5 20.0 .231 .278 .250 25.0
2023 Sweeper 10.3 3 27 5.1 6 .400 1.000 .600 41.7 16.7 12.5 .166 .287 .280 50.0
2023 Splitter -7.7 -1 11 2.1 5 .000 .000 .000 42.9 40.0 40.0 .172 .195 .161 66.7
2023 Slurve -9.4 -1 8 1.5 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 33.3 .035 .035 .031 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 303 31.0 76 .148 .328 .297 40.1 35.5 26.2 .162 .353 .314 38.2
2022 Slider -0.6 -1 212 21.7 43 .184 .316 .253 44.0 44.2 26.8 .132 .248 .210 30.0
2022 Sinker -0.9 -2 187 19.1 57 .196 .373 .276 21.4 14.0 17.0 .262 .431 .327 52.3
2022 Curveball -3.2 -4 115 11.8 25 .042 .042 .064 41.4 52.0 28.9 .086 .105 .109 18.2
2022 Changeup -3.2 -2 75 7.7 17 .176 .235 .179 28.9 23.5 16.0 .228 .337 .248 23.1
2022 Cutter -1.3 -1 39 4.0 8 .375 .500 .381 15.0 12.5 10.0 .353 .637 .424 28.6
2022 Sweeper -9.1 -2 22 2.3 8 .000 .000 .000 42.9 62.5 71.4 .134 .307 .187 33.3
2022 Splitter -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-Seamer -0.5 -2 529 33.5 119 .231 .471 .340 30.6 30.3 22.5 .212 .444 .326 46.4
2021 Slider -2.3 -7 314 19.9 81 .108 .257 .190 29.9 24.7 18.5 .164 .327 .244 34.5
2021 Sinker 0.3 1 266 16.9 80 .310 .549 .403 17.6 21.3 26.6 .290 .570 .400 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 2 165 10.5 40 .167 .278 .264 36.4 35.0 24.6 .139 .192 .198 27.3
2021 Cutter 2.3 2 80 5.1 12 .273 .545 .375 21.2 8.3 3.4 .303 .682 .434 20.0
2021 Splitter 4.7 1 27 1.7 8 .000 .000 .375 37.5 37.5 25.0 .029 .032 .280 0.0
2021 Sweeper -3.7 -1 22 1.4 6 .000 .000 .117 36.4 16.7 16.7 .113 .121 .204 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-Seamer -0.9 -2 237 34.8 64 .259 .315 .313 27.9 28.1 26.5 .198 .354 .296 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 99 14.5 29 .400 .640 .457 14.0 10.3 16.7 .359 .592 .431 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 Splitter 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-Seamer 0.3 3 885 34.3 213 .231 .522 .372 22.6 25.4 23.0 .244 .555 .375 43.1
2019 Slider -1.1 -6 538 20.9 142 .203 .406 .286 34.6 26.1 21.6 .205 .375 .270 29.9
2019 Sinker -0.9 -4 443 17.2 119 .306 .439 .379 13.7 8.4 11.0 .302 .465 .385 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 0.2 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 Splitter -6.4 -1 18 0.7 10 .200 .300 .215 38.5 40.0 36.4 .166 .223 .166 0.0
2019 Sweeper 1.9 0 13 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 20.0 100.0 12.5 -- -- .000 --
2019 Forkball -22.8 0 1 0.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .013 .016 .012 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -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 3.2 10 321 16.8 97 .315 .584 .402 29.1 26.8 21.7 .251 .449 .325 30.8
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 -2.4 -3 116 6.1 34 .156 .250 .206 30.5 26.5 25.0 .229 .425 .305 30.4
2018 Splitter -5.3 -1 27 1.4 11 .182 .182 .164 57.9 45.5 41.7 .254 .418 .280 50.0
2018 Slurve 3.1 0 4 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sweeper 5.0 0 3 0.2 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
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
2023 136 528 5 -6 4 2 6
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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 528 47.9 68.0 79.7 28.4 41.0 42.2 30.9 47.3 32.4 7.4 87.2
Player 10,014 49.7 70.3 81.2 27.6 49.2 42.3 23.6 48.8 27.8 7.8 80.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.3 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 75 31 61 67 60 76 65 21 35 38 65 80 4
2019 50 20 51 65 45 76 58 14 82 22 41 57 53 52 68 92
2020 34 34 43 47 35 35 47 57 28 57 17 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
2023 71 35 74 82 54 36 67 16 31 59 25 58 13 41 31 80 21
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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 22.6 8 8.2 0 4 5 4 50.0
Player 22.7 110 113.2 -3 51 77 53 48.2

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 8 6 9 6 9 9 9 5 7 7 9 12 7 7 10 8 8 7 9 12 7 8 10 9 7 7 8 10 7 9 9
Player 110 123 114 100 119 108 130 105 94 86 106 135 110 99 113 114 98 102 121 125 112 122 142 125 94 97 110 141 130 118 102
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.6 89.3 2.7 87.0 -2.3 89.2 2.2 86.3 -2.9 87.6 1.3 86.9 -0.7
Launch Angle 18.1 19.1 1.0 18.3 -0.8 21.7 3.4 16.4 -5.3 21.7 5.3 17.4 -4.3
Barrel % 9.2 9.1 -0.1 8.6 -0.5 7.5 -1.1 10.6 3.1 9.8 -0.8 10.7 0.9
Hard Hit % 40.1 40.3 0.2 33.9 -6.4 40.6 6.7 35.3 -5.3 37.6 2.3 42.9 5.3
Sweet Spot % 42.2 37.7 -4.5 33.0 -4.7 41.5 8.5 33.3 -8.2 25.6 -7.7 38.1 12.5
xBA .264 .234 -0.030 .237 0.003 .238 0.001 .211 -0.027 .182 -0.029 .240 0.058
BA .285 .241 -0.044 .233 -0.008 .250 0.017 .197 -0.053 .157 -0.040 .250 0.093
xwOBA .335 .326 -0.009 .331 0.005 .315 -0.016 .312 -0.003 .267 -0.045 .345 0.078
wOBA .359 .321 -0.038 .322 0.001 .296 -0.026 .293 -0.003 .241 -0.052 .359 0.118
xSLG .487 .444 -0.043 .446 0.002 .406 -0.040 .416 0.010 .327 -0.089 .462 0.135
SLG .532 .433 -0.099 .444 0.011 .349 -0.095 .390 0.041 .286 -0.104 .492 0.206
K% 28.0 25.1 -2.9 22.4 -2.7 28.7 6.3 25.6 -3.1 33.3 7.7 26.5 -6.8
BB% 4.7 7.3 2.6 9.3 2.0 9.8 0.5 8.7 -1.1 8.9 0.2 9.6 0.7
Swing % 51.6 45.9 -5.7 48.8 2.9 48.5 -0.3 50.0 1.5 48.8 -1.2 47.3 -1.5
Whiff% 27.9 25.4 -2.5 24.2 -1.2 32.3 8.1 27.9 -4.4 35.2 7.3 32.4 -2.8
In Zone % 51.5 51.0 -0.5 49.9 -1.1 47.4 -2.5 47.7 0.3 48.9 1.2 47.9 -1.0
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 52.1 1.0
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 28.4 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 16.0 -12.0 21.7 5.7 27.0 5.3 24.4 -2.6 28.3 3.9 30.9 2.6
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 60.3 -3.8
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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
2023 R 136 0 0.0 .359

Pitch Tempo