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Phil Hughes
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 240LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 1, #23, New York Yankees | Foothill HS (CA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 0 6.34 23 2 0 32.2 32 1.65
12 Seasons 88 79 4.52 290 211 3 1291.0 1040 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 23 0-0 6.34 32.2 32 1.65
12 Seasons 290 88-79 4.52 1291.0 1040 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 2255 539 41 7.6 89.8 113.1 15.7 37.1 .299 .518 .347 .362 .414 40.6 14.4 2.5 4.40 5.91
2016 30 907 212 17 8 91.7 116.9 16.9 37.7 .319 .544 .362 .382 .424 43.9 13.1 5 5.95 6.76
2017 31 907 192 19 9.9 90.8 111.3 19.2 41.1 .292 .541 .378 .363 .415 37 15.6 5.3 5.87 6.01
2018 32 562 109 19 17.4 92.2 112.4 19.3 45 .318 .661 .403 .430 .532 45 21.1 6.6 6.34 8.96
4631 1052 96 9.1 90.6 116.9 16.9 38.8 .304 .544 .362 .374 .428 41.1 15.2 4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hughes relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.5%) ,
Curveball
(17.6%) ,
Cutter
(16.2%) ,
Sinker
(10.1%) ,
Changeup
(0.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2018 4-Seam Fastball 312 178 134 55.5 90.6 82 75 26 12 5 0 9 15 60 .347 .360 .773 .871 .487 .530 94.5 24 2076 5.9 25.0 19.0
2018 Curveball 99 57 42 17.6 78.4 21 21 5 5 0 0 0 4 17 .238 .239 .238 .293 .209 .229 87.1 16 2385 5.6 25.0 11.4
2018 Cutter 91 56 35 16.2 87.2 31 29 6 3 2 0 1 13 17 .207 .261 .379 .408 .253 .298 91.4 18 2084 5.9 16.7 28.9
2018 Sinker 57 14 43 10.1 89.8 16 14 7 6 0 0 1 0 14 .500 .353 .714 .658 .543 .465 89.7 1 2045 5.9 9.4 0.0
2018 Changeup 3 0 3 0.5 80.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .007 .000 .014 .000 .008 89.8 51 1933 6.3 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 291 161 130 32.1 90.0 86 81 21 13 7 0 1 16 66 .259 .266 .383 .431 .291 .312 89.4 21 2125 5.9 19.5 18.6
2017 Curveball 182 127 55 20.1 77.2 44 44 14 8 3 0 3 4 40 .318 .318 .591 .549 .378 .363 90.7 10 2353 5.3 5.6 7.3
2017 Cutter 167 124 43 18.4 86.1 44 40 12 5 3 0 4 12 28 .300 .298 .675 .602 .427 .401 93.9 18 2156 5.7 21.6 19.4
2017 Sinker 138 62 76 15.2 89.4 40 37 14 9 4 0 1 4 34 .378 .287 .568 .555 .405 .358 90.4 22 2105 6.0 12.8 13.8
2017 Changeup 129 68 61 14.2 82.4 28 26 11 7 1 0 3 2 24 .423 .331 .808 .758 .526 .468 91.6 29 1349 5.6 8.6 6.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 36.7 25.2 29.9 8.2 32.7 39 28.2 2 27.3 25.2 30.4 6.1 7.6
2016 36.3 27.8 27.8 8 34.9 41.5 23.6 2.8 23.1 29.2 29.7 6.6 8
2017 30.2 31.8 30.7 7.3 37.5 37 25.5 1 24.5 31.8 24 8.3 9.9
2018 28.4 39.4 27.5 4.6 39.4 34.9 25.7 1.8 17.4 29.4 25.7 7.3 17.4
34.6 28.4 29.4 7.6 34.7 38.7 26.5 2 24.9 27.7 28.6 6.7 9.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2018 4-Seamer SD R 312 90.6 19.3 -1.7 -10 9.3 1.9 26
2018 Sinker SD R 57 89.8 25.5 0.9 4 17.5 3 20
2018 Changeup SD R 3 80.7 31.9 -2.5 -7 15.8 2.3 17
2018 Cutter SD R 91 87.2 25.1 3.1 11 1.4 -3.6 -163
2018 Curveball SD R 99 78.4 55.1 -0.3 -1 8.7 -0.7 -8
2017 Sinker MIN R 138 89.4 24.2 0.6 3 14.1 -0.7 -5
2017 Cutter MIN R 167 86.1 27 1.8 6 0.4 -2.6 -119
2017 Changeup MIN R 129 82.4 31.9 -0.1 0 11.3 -2.4 -18
2017 Curveball MIN R 182 77.2 55.4 -0.3 -1 7.4 -1.6 -18
2017 4-Seamer MIN R 291 90 18.8 -1.8 -10 8.3 -0.2 -2
2016 Curveball MIN R 206 77.6 54.3 -0.2 0 9.8 1.9 24
2016 4-Seamer MIN R 398 91 15.2 0.7 4 9.3 0.9 10
2016 Changeup MIN R 34 85.8 26.4 -2.8 -10 9.9 -3.1 -24
2016 Cutter MIN R 200 88.2 20.8 4.4 18 1.7 -1.8 -2330
2016 Sinker MIN R 66 91.1 16.7 -3.9 -19 13.9 -0.5 -4
! 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 %
2018 Changeup -0.9 0 3 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .007 .014 .008 0
2018 Sinker 4.6 3 57 10.1 16 .5 .714 .55 9.4 0 0 .353 .658 .466 42.9
2018 Curveball -0.9 -1 99 17.6 21 .238 .238 .214 25 19 11.4 .239 .293 .229 23.5
2018 Cutter -0.1 0 91 16.2 31 .207 .379 .255 16.7 41.9 28.9 .261 .408 .298 35.3
2018 4-Seamer 2.6 8 312 55.5 82 .347 .773 .487 25 18.3 19 .36 .871 .53 55
2017 Changeup 5.2 7 129 14.2 28 .423 .808 .534 8.6 7.1 6.3 .331 .758 .468 45.8
2017 Sinker 0.9 1 138 15.2 40 .378 .568 .413 12.8 10 13.8 .287 .555 .358 32.4
2017 Curveball 2.9 5 182 20.1 44 .318 .591 .385 5.6 9.1 7.3 .318 .549 .363 30
2017 Cutter 2.7 4 167 18.4 44 .3 .675 .433 21.6 27.3 19.4 .298 .602 .401 53.6
2017 4-Seamer -2 -6 291 32.1 86 .259 .383 .308 19.5 18.6 18.6 .266 .431 .313 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 152 617 3 -5 3 2 4
2009 383 1592 -14 -16 9 7 -15
2010 795 3255 -10 -18 13 13 -2
2011 341 1318 0 -6 9 5 8
2012 857 3373 -9 -10 13 12 6
2013 638 2534 -3 -2 13 10 18
2014 853 3039 -3 -18 7 4 -10
2015 651 2254 3 -8 6 5 6
2016 259 907 -1 5 4 1 9
2017 242 907 1 -3 11 3 12
2018 151 562 7 -3 3 3 10
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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 %
2015 2255 57.1 67.3 89.7 30.5 79 43.7 71.7 51.4 12.4 9.3 78.9
2016 907 55.6 69.8 87.2 23.3 75.5 44.3 70.3 49.2 14.1 9 80.5
2017 907 55.7 72.5 86.3 23.1 76.3 43.7 67.6 50.6 15.3 7.9 84.7
2018 562 52 72.3 82 27.4 62.2 44.3 60.5 50.7 21.8 8.4 89.4
4631 55.9 69.3 87.6 27.2 75.7 43.9 69.4 50.7 14.4 8.9 81.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 2 0 0 1 27 1 10 7 2 12 100 1 2 24 31 69
2016 1 0 0 1 6 42 11 0 1 4 90 2 1 16 31 48
2017 6 4 2 1 28 37 2 0 15 12 93 3 6 8 30 37
2018 13 16 42
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.6 90.1 -0.5 88.8 -1.3 1 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.9 85.8 -0.1 82.4 -3.4 -1.7 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 77.4 77.6 0.2 77.2 -0.4 1.2 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.8 91.7 1.9 90.8 -0.9 1.4 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 15.7 16.9 1.2 19.2 2.3 0.1 undefined undefined
Barrel % 7.6 8 0.4 9.9 1.9 7.5 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 40.6 43.9 3.3 37 -6.9 8 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 37.1 37.7 0.6 41.1 3.4 3.9 undefined undefined
xBA .299 .319 0.02 .292 -0.027 0.026 undefined undefined
BA .293 .313 0.02 .316 0.003 -0.002 undefined undefined
xwOBA .362 .382 0.02 .363 -0.019 0.067 undefined undefined
wOBA .347 .362 0.015 .378 0.016 0.025 undefined undefined
xSLG .518 .544 0.026 .541 -0.003 0.12 undefined undefined
SLG .501 .506 0.005 .553 0.047 0.047 undefined undefined
K% 14.4 13.1 -1.3 15.6 2.5 5.5 undefined undefined
BB% 2.5 5 2.5 5.3 0.3 1.3 undefined undefined
Swing % 51.4 49.2 -2.2 50.6 1.4 0.1 undefined undefined
Whiff% 12.4 14.1 1.7 15.3 1.2 6.5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 57.1 55.6 -1.5 55.7 0.1 -3.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 42.9 44.4 1.5 44.3 -0.1 3.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 30.5 23.3 -7.2 23.1 -0.2 4.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 34.1 34.7 0.6 31.6 -3.1 2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 71.7 70.3 -1.4 67.6 -2.7 -7.1 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 259 .362 170 14 8.2 89 22 24.7
2017 242 .378 143 10 7.0 99 29 29.3
2018 151 .403 82 5 6.1 69 16 23.2

Pitch Distribution