Phil Hughes
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 240LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2004 | Rd: 1, #23, New York Yankees | Foothill HS (CA)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 1 7 5.95 12 11 0 59 34 1.51
2017 4 3 5.87 14 9 0 53.2 38 1.58
2018 0 0 6.34 23 2 0 32.2 32 1.65
12 Seasons 88 79 4.52 290 211 3 1,291 1,040 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 12 1-7 5.95 59 34 1.51
2017 14 4-3 5.87 53.2 38 1.58
2018 23 0-0 6.34 32.2 32 1.65
12 Seasons 290 88-79 4.52 1,291 1,040 1.31
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
2015 29 2255 539 41 7.6 6.3 89.8 113.1 15.7 37.1 .302 .523 .347 .365 .419 40.6 14.4 2.5 4.40 5.74
2016 30 907 212 17 8.0 6.6 91.7 116.9 16.9 37.7 .320 .548 .362 .384 .427 43.9 13.1 5.0 5.95 6.61
2017 31 907 192 19 9.9 7.8 90.8 111.3 19.2 41.1 .292 .541 .378 .363 .414 37.0 15.6 5.3 5.87 5.89
2018 32 562 109 19 17.4 12.5 92.2 112.4 19.3 45.0 .321 .668 .403 .434 .538 45.0 21.1 6.6 6.34 9.06
Player 4631 1052 96 9.1 7.4 90.6 116.9 16.9 38.8 .306 .548 .362 .376 .432 41.1 15.2 4.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hughes relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(55.5%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(17.6%) ,
Cutter
(16.2%) ,
Sinker
(10.1%) ,
Changeup
(0.5%) ,


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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
2015 36.7 25.2 29.9 8.2 32.7 39.0 28.2 2.0 27.3 25.2 30.4 6.1 7.6 6.3
2016 36.3 27.8 27.8 8.0 34.9 41.5 23.6 2.8 23.1 29.2 29.7 6.6 8.0 6.6
2017 30.2 31.8 30.7 7.3 37.5 37.0 25.5 1.0 24.5 31.8 24.0 8.3 9.9 7.8
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 12.5
Player 34.6 28.4 29.4 7.6 34.7 38.7 26.5 2.0 24.9 27.7 28.6 6.7 9.1 7.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2018 Cutter SD R 91 87.2 25.1 3.2 11 1.4 -3.6 -162
2018 4-Seam Fastball SD R 312 90.6 19.3 -1.6 -9 9.3 1.8 25
2018 Curveball SD R 99 78.4 55.1 -0.4 -1 8.7 -0.7 -7
2018 Changeup SD R 3 80.7 31.9 -2.5 -7 15.8 2.3 17
2018 Sinker SD R 57 89.8 25.5 0.9 4 17.5 3.0 20
2017 Changeup MIN R 129 82.4 31.9 -0.1 0 11.3 -2.4 -18
2017 Cutter MIN R 167 86.1 27.0 1.9 6 0.4 -2.7 -118
2017 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 291 90.0 18.8 -1.7 -10 8.3 -0.2 -2
2017 Sinker MIN R 138 89.4 24.2 0.6 3 14.1 -0.7 -5
2017 Curveball MIN R 182 77.2 55.4 -0.4 -1 7.4 -1.6 -18
2016 Curveball MIN R 206 77.6 57.3 1.4 2 13.8 3.6 36
2016 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 398 91.0 19.3 -1.4 -8 6.7 -1.0 -13
2016 Cutter MIN R 200 88.2 24.5 3.2 12 1.3 -0.7 -34
2016 Changeup MIN R 34 85.8 29.5 -1.5 -5 7.4 -5.1 -41
2016 Sinker MIN R 66 91.1 23.1 0.4 2 11.5 -2.5 -18
2015 Curveball MIN R 355 76.9 58.7 2.0 4 13.2 2.8 27
2015 Slider MIN R 18 87.0 26.0 -7.8 -23 1.4 -3.1 -69
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 1,018 91.3 18.7 -1.3 -8 7.4 0.0 0
2015 Cutter MIN R 383 88.2 25.1 2.4 9 1.8 -0.6 -23
2015 Changeup MIN R 139 85.9 29.4 -1.6 -5 9.1 -3.7 -29
2015 Sinker MIN R 326 91.1 22.8 -1.0 -4 12.3 -2.2 -15
! 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 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -8 312 55.5 82 .347 .773 .487 25.0 18.3 19.0 .361 .876 .532 55.0
2018 Curveball 0.9 1 99 17.6 21 .238 .238 .214 25.0 19.0 11.4 .239 .293 .229 23.5
2018 Cutter 0.2 0 91 16.2 31 .207 .379 .263 16.7 41.9 28.9 .270 .421 .307 35.3
2018 Sinker -4.5 -3 57 10.1 16 .500 .714 .550 9.4 0.0 0.0 .353 .658 .466 42.9
2018 Changeup 1.0 0 3 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .007 .014 .008 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 2.1 6 291 32.1 86 .259 .383 .308 19.5 18.6 18.6 .266 .431 .313 33.3
2017 Curveball -2.9 -5 182 20.1 44 .318 .591 .385 5.6 9.1 7.3 .317 .548 .362 30.0
2017 Cutter -2.7 -4 167 18.4 44 .300 .675 .433 21.6 27.3 19.4 .297 .601 .401 53.6
2017 Sinker -1.7 -2 138 15.2 40 .378 .568 .435 12.8 10.0 13.8 .287 .555 .358 32.4
2017 Changeup -5.2 -7 129 14.2 28 .423 .808 .534 8.6 7.1 6.3 .331 .758 .468 45.8
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 152 617 -3 5 -4 -2 -4
2009 383 1,592 13 17 -9 -7 15
2010 795 3,255 10 19 -13 -13 4
2011 341 1,318 0 7 -9 -5 -7
2012 857 3,373 9 11 -14 -12 -6
2013 638 2,534 3 0 -12 -10 -19
2014 853 3,039 4 17 -7 -4 10
2015 651 2,254 -1 7 -6 -5 -4
2016 259 907 1 -5 -4 -1 -9
2017 242 907 -2 3 -11 -3 -13
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 2,255 57.2 67.3 89.6 30.3 79.1 43.8 71.7 51.4 12.4 9.3 78.6
2016 907 55.8 69.6 87.2 23.4 75.5 44.2 70.3 49.2 14.1 8.9 80.2
2017 907 55.7 72.5 86.3 23.1 76.3 43.7 67.9 50.6 15.3 7.9 84.7
2018 562 52.1 72.4 82.1 27.1 61.6 44.5 60.9 50.7 21.8 8.4 89.4
Player 4,631 56.0 69.3 87.6 27.1 75.7 43.9 69.5 50.7 14.4 8.9 81.2
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2015 2 1 1 1 30 1 10 7 3 12 100 1 58 28 30 64 38
2016 1 1 1 2 7 42 11 1 1 4 90 2 4 22 31 45 17
2017 7 5 2 2 32 37 2 1 16 12 93 3 7 11 28 32 28
2018 18 18 39 31
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.4 11 10.6 0 3 11 3 27.3
2017 22.3 12 9.9 2 5 10 2 16.7
2018 22.8 11 10.4 1 4 6 6 54.5
Player 22.5 34 30.9 3 12 27 11 32.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 11 12 9 11 11 9 11 9 9 6 11 12 11 9 12 11 6 8 12 13 9 9 13 13 10 12 12 16 12 12 8
2017 12 9 4 12 12 12 13 11 9 7 11 14 7 6 12 13 7 11 6 11 7 8 14 13 9 8 11 16 9 9 6
2018 11 14 9 11 11 9 12 10 9 6 8 11 14 9 8 12 9 9 11 12 10 12 12 13 9 7 11 13 14 10 6
Player 34 35 22 34 34 30 36 30 27 19 30 37 32 24 32 36 22 28 29 36 26 29 39 39 28 27 34 45 35 31 20
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.6 90.1 -0.5 88.8 -1.3 89.8 1.0
Offspeed Velocity 85.9 85.8 -0.1 82.4 -3.4 80.7 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 77.4 77.6 0.2 77.2 -0.4 78.4 1.2
Exit Velocity 89.8 91.7 1.9 90.8 -0.9 92.2 1.4
Launch Angle 15.7 16.9 1.2 19.2 2.3 19.3 0.1
Barrel % 7.6 8.0 0.4 9.9 1.9 17.4 7.5
Hard Hit % 40.6 43.9 3.3 37.0 -6.9 45.0 8.0
Sweet Spot % 37.1 37.7 0.6 41.1 3.4 45.0 3.9
xBA .302 .320 0.018 .292 -0.028 .321 0.029
BA .293 .313 0.020 .316 0.003 .314 -0.002
xwOBA .365 .384 0.019 .363 -0.021 .434 0.071
wOBA .347 .362 0.015 .378 0.016 .403 0.025
xSLG .523 .548 0.025 .541 -0.007 .668 0.127
SLG .501 .506 0.005 .553 0.047 .600 0.047
K% 14.4 13.1 -1.3 15.6 2.5 21.1 5.5
BB% 2.5 5.0 2.5 5.3 0.3 6.6 1.3
Swing % 51.4 49.2 -2.2 50.6 1.4 50.7 0.1
Whiff% 12.4 14.1 1.7 15.3 1.2 21.8 6.5
In Zone % 57.2 55.8 -1.4 55.7 -0.1 52.1 -3.6
Out of Zone % 42.8 44.2 1.4 44.3 0.1 47.9 3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 30.3 23.4 -6.9 23.1 -0.3 27.1 4.0
First Pitch Swing % 34.1 34.7 0.6 31.7 -3.0 33.8 2.1
First Pitch Strike % 71.7 70.3 -1.4 67.9 -2.4 60.9 -7.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 259 .362 170 15 8.8 89 23 25.8
2017 Shifts 242 .378 143 17 11.9 99 33 33.3
2018 Shifts 151 .403 82 5 6.1 69 19 27.5
! 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 %
2010 907 17.0 27.5% 2.5% 426 24.5 0.0% 16.9%
2011 329 14.5 56.2% 0.9% 212 21.4 1.9% 5.2%
2012 1002 14.5 55.8% 0.6% 404 21.1 1.2% 6.2%
2013 730 14.9 50.7% 2.6% 398 22.9 0.0% 9.0%
2014 816 15.6 42.0% 0.6% 321 21.7 0.6% 6.9%
2015 643 17.3 30.5% 4.7% 343 25.4 2.9% 27.4%
2016 274 17.3 32.1% 2.9% 137 26.6 2.9% 32.8%
2017 269 17.7 22.3% 4.1% 132 25.7 0.0% 16.7%
2018 156 15.6 41.0% 0.0% 86 22.1 0.0% 2.3%
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Pitch Distribution


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