Pete Fairbanks
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 6" 225LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 9, #258, Texas Rangers | Missouri
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 6 3.59 47 0 5 42.2 56 1.43
2022 0 0 1.13 24 0 8 24 38 0.67
2023 2 4 2.49 46 0 24 43.1 65 0.95
5 Seasons 13 16 3.20 165 2 39 157.2 226 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 47 3-6 3.59 42.2 56 1.43
2022 24 0-0 1.13 24 38 0.67
2023 46 2-4 2.49 43.1 65 0.95
5 Seasons 165 13-16 3.20 157.2 226 1.21
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2019 25 387 61 5 8.2 5.1 91.4 115.0 9.2 41.0 .277 .469 .368 .349 .453 45.9 28.3 10.1 6.86 5.51
2020 26 490 62 3 4.8 2.6 89.8 112.8 13.6 30.6 .199 .299 .294 .281 .350 43.5 33.3 12.0 2.70 3.30
2021 27 774 111 8 7.2 4.2 87.9 110.9 12.5 32.4 .196 .304 .294 .269 .324 31.5 29.6 11.1 3.59 3.01
2022 28 352 45 1 2.2 1.1 87.3 107.3 9.5 22.2 .132 .182 .176 .154 .249 26.7 43.7 3.4 1.13 1.03
2023 29 683 89 3 3.4 1.7 85.6 112.3 10.3 28.1 .174 .254 .229 .241 .320 36.0 37.6 9.2 2.49 2.39
Player 2686 368 20 5.4 3.0 88.2 115.0 11.3 31.3 .194 .298 .273 .261 .340 36.4 34.0 9.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Fairbanks relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(51.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(47.9%) ,
Split Finger
(0.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 42.6 19.7 32.8 4.9 42.6 32.8 24.6 1.6 34.4 18.0 29.5 8.2 8.2 5.1
2020 48.4 17.7 24.2 9.7 41.9 38.7 19.4 1.6 32.3 24.2 30.6 4.8 4.8 2.6
2021 42.3 25.2 24.3 8.1 33.3 33.3 33.3 6.3 33.3 29.7 19.8 3.6 7.2 4.2
2022 53.3 24.4 17.8 4.4 40.0 33.3 26.7 2.2 46.7 26.7 17.8 4.4 2.2 1.1
2023 50.6 16.9 22.5 10.1 34.8 39.3 25.8 12.4 36.0 21.3 23.6 3.4 3.4 1.7
Player 46.7 20.9 24.5 7.9 37.5 35.6 26.9 5.7 35.6 24.5 23.9 4.6 5.4 3.0
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Slider TB R 351 86.8 43.3 9.1 27 4.0 0.1 3
2023 Splitter TB R 5 94.1 22.1 -2.0 -8 10.4 -0.2 -2
2023 4-Seamer TB R 327 98.9 9.2 0.9 9 0.0 -5.8 -99
2022 4-Seamer TB R 216 99.0 7.5 2.2 23 0.1 -5.1 -99
2022 Splitter TB R 2 95.8 21.5 -1.3 -6 15.3 0.3 2
2022 Slider TB R 134 85.8 44.4 9.8 28 2.5 -1.8 -42
2021 Slider TB R 326 85.7 42.3 6.4 18 2.4 -1.7 -41
2021 4-Seamer TB R 446 97.1 11.1 0.4 4 1.2 -6.5 -122
2021 Sinker TB R 2 94.1 21.9 4.1 23 10.9 -1.9 -15
2020 Slider TB R 200 87.2 40.5 5.3 15 2.9 -0.6 -16
2020 4-Seamer TB R 281 97.4 12.0 -0.1 -1 0.3 -5.0 -95
2020 Sinker TB R 9 93.4 25.7 6.4 33 13.3 -0.5 -4
2019 4-Seamer TB R 170 97.4 13.2 -0.8 -6 2.4 -4.0 -62
2019 Slider TB R 217 89.9 34.5 3.6 12 4.0 0.6 18
! 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 %
2023 Slider 3.3 12 351 51.4 78 .183 .183 .224 31.1 32.1 26.0 .212 .247 .245 34.8
2023 4-Seamer 1.3 4 327 47.9 95 .146 .280 .247 29.7 42.1 32.3 .141 .261 .238 37.2
2023 Splitter 1.1 0 5 0.7 -- -- -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer 2.9 6 216 61.4 54 .118 .196 .166 38.1 53.7 33.3 .101 .164 .147 31.8
2022 Slider 3.2 4 134 38.1 32 .200 .200 .191 30.8 28.1 25.0 .178 .208 .181 22.7
2022 Splitter -6.7 0 2 0.6 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .292 .293 .265 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 1.0 5 446 57.6 86 .200 .280 .284 31.3 27.9 19.5 .188 .318 .274 30.8
2021 Slider -0.6 -2 326 42.1 101 .278 .378 .340 29.7 31.7 27.1 .204 .295 .268 32.8
2021 Sinker 5.4 0 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .058 .063 .068 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.7 2 281 57.3 57 .277 .340 .370 33.3 28.1 23.2 .225 .303 .313 41.9
2020 Slider 1.9 4 200 40.8 60 .185 .278 .277 42.7 38.3 25.8 .177 .295 .262 45.2
2020 Sinker 0.2 0 9 1.8 -- -- -- 66.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Slider 1.4 3 217 56.1 59 .196 .321 .261 42.3 35.6 30.9 .245 .357 .276 51.4
2019 4-Seamer -5.9 -10 170 43.9 40 .424 .879 .641 21.1 17.5 14.6 .332 .658 .459 38.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 325 98.9 88 18.6 12:15 12:00 15
2023 Slider 350 86.8 43 10.0 7:45 6:45 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 216 99.0 87 20.3 12:15 12:00 15
2022 Slider 132 85.8 43 9.7 7:30 6:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 445 97.1 82 17.7 12:15 11:45 30
2021 Slider 318 85.6 44 7.7 7:30 6:45 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 280 97.4 82 16.4 12:15 12:00 15
2020 Slider 192 87.2 38 7.2 8:15 7:00 75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 99 387 0 -2 -3 -1 -7
2020 170 700 5 9 -4 -5 6
2021 197 808 6 7 -6 -3 3
2022 89 363 7 4 -1 -1 10
2023 173 683 8 12 -1 -2 16
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 387 49.1 65.3 77.4 29.4 39.7 38.2 59.6 47.0 34.1 6.7 80.8
2020 490 46.1 69.9 72.8 29.9 40.5 41.6 60.7 48.4 37.6 4.9 95.8
2021 774 49.6 64.8 74.7 28.5 57.7 45.3 60.8 46.5 30.6 7.2 83.9
2022 352 51.7 66.5 72.7 37.1 47.6 43.8 65.5 52.3 35.3 9.4 72.7
2023 683 55.1 61.4 74.9 30.0 55.4 44.2 64.2 47.3 30.7 8.2 67.9
Player 2,686 50.6 65.0 74.5 30.3 49.6 43.1 62.1 47.9 33.0 7.3 78.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 96 81 93
2020 77 84 90 89 57 74 78 24 16 91 18 95 70 96 84 91
2021 94 86 81
2022 99 98 75
2023 98 93 71
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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 21.2 5 3.7 1 1 5 0 0.0
2020 22.4 5 4.4 1 3 3 2 40.0
2021 20.9 3 3.6 -1 1 4 1 33.3
2022 24.1 1 1.4 0 0 2 0 0.0
2023 25.6 3 2.8 0 0 2 1 33.3
Player 22.4 17 15.9 1 5 16 4 23.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 5 5 3 3 3 4 4 5 2
2020 5 4 5 5 6 4 5 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 6 4 5 3 6 5 5 5 3
2021 3 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 1 3 5 5 3 3 5 2 3 4 4 3 3 5 4 3 3 5 4 5 3 2
2022 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 2 1
2023 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 1
Player 17 14 18 18 21 16 18 16 11 10 14 20 18 15 17 19 15 15 16 16 14 14 21 16 15 11 19 17 19 16 9
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.4 97.3 -0.1 97.1 -0.2 99.0 1.9 98.9 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 95.8 0.0 94.1 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 89.9 87.2 -2.7 85.7 -1.5 85.8 0.1 86.8 1.0
Exit Velocity 91.4 89.8 -1.6 87.9 -1.9 87.3 -0.6 85.6 -1.7
Launch Angle 9.2 13.6 4.4 12.5 -1.1 9.5 -3.0 10.3 0.8
Barrel % 8.2 4.8 -3.4 7.2 2.4 2.2 -5.0 3.4 1.2
Hard Hit % 45.9 43.5 -2.4 31.5 -12.0 26.7 -4.8 36.0 9.3
Sweet Spot % 41.0 30.6 -10.4 32.4 1.8 22.2 -10.2 28.1 5.9
xBA .277 .199 -0.078 .196 -0.003 .132 -0.064 .174 0.042
BA .281 .228 -0.053 .241 0.013 .159 -0.082 .163 0.004
xwOBA .349 .281 -0.068 .269 -0.012 .154 -0.115 .241 0.087
wOBA .368 .294 -0.074 .294 0.000 .176 -0.118 .229 0.053
xSLG .469 .299 -0.170 .304 0.005 .182 -0.122 .254 0.072
SLG .528 .307 -0.221 .331 0.024 .207 -0.124 .235 0.028
K% 28.3 33.3 5.0 29.6 -3.7 43.7 14.1 37.6 -6.1
BB% 10.1 12.0 1.9 11.1 -0.9 3.4 -7.7 9.2 5.8
Swing % 47.0 48.4 1.4 46.5 -1.9 52.3 5.8 47.3 -5.0
Whiff% 34.1 37.6 3.5 30.6 -7.0 35.3 4.7 30.7 -4.6
In Zone % 49.1 46.1 -3.0 49.6 3.5 51.7 2.1 55.1 3.4
Out of Zone % 50.9 53.9 3.0 50.4 -3.5 48.3 -2.1 44.9 -3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 29.4 29.9 0.5 28.5 -1.4 37.1 8.6 30.0 -7.1
First Pitch Swing % 23.2 35.9 12.7 29.6 -6.3 29.9 0.3 31.2 1.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.6 60.7 1.1 60.8 0.1 65.5 4.7 64.2 -1.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 99 .368 53 16 30.2 46 28 60.9
2020 Shifts 117 .294 62 29 46.8 55 39 70.9
2021 Shifts 177 .294 102 25 24.5 75 56 74.7
2022 Shifts 87 .176 49 7 14.3 38 28 73.7
2023 Shades 173 .229 91 4 4.4 82 45 54.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 91 19.4 2.2% 0.0% 73 23.5 0.0% 6.8%
2020 104 23.0 0.0% 8.7% 85 27.6 0.0% 30.6%
2021 201 23.7 0.0% 8.5% 135 27.8 0.0% 35.6%
2022 106 23.1 0.0% 5.7% 45 24.9 0.0% 13.3%
2023 147 17.4 3.4% 2.0% 109 19.1 1.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution