Rafael Ortega
CF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 33
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 371 316 35 76 7 12 .241 .331 .358 .689
2023 136 114 16 25 1 6 .219 .341 .272 .613
2024 17 14 4 1 0 2 .071 .176 .071 .247
8 Seasons 1,301 1,150 140 282 22 49 .245 .322 .349 .671
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .241 7 12 .689
2023 .219 1 6 .613
2024 .071 0 2 .247
8 Seasons .245 22 49 .671
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%
2016 25 724 165 0 0.0 0.0 85.7 107.2 6.4 23.6 .265 .323 .257 .284 .292 23.6 11.4 6.5
2018 27 556 110 0 0.0 0.0 84.9 107.2 12.8 30.9 .264 .327 .251 .289 .314 22.7 16.1 7.0
2019 28 408 66 3 4.5 3.1 86.6 105.6 13.9 34.8 .220 .356 .254 .280 .323 27.3 22.9 8.3
2021 30 1337 228 13 5.7 3.9 88.3 109.5 18.3 36.8 .252 .381 .355 .311 .355 34.6 21.2 9.1
2022 31 1517 250 12 4.8 3.2 87.2 108.4 17.1 37.6 .241 .346 .305 .307 .331 33.7 19.9 11.9
2023 32 583 82 0 0.0 0.0 86.8 104.6 10.6 30.5 .211 .269 .288 .283 .291 26.8 24.3 14.7
2024 33 68 11 0 0.0 0.0 85.1 104.1 11.6 18.2 .198 .240 .134 .272 .294 45.5 23.5 11.8
Player 5193 912 28 3.1 2.2 86.8 109.5 14.1 33.0 .245 .341 .296 .298 .323 29.9 19.2 9.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.2 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
2016 59.4 13.3 19.4 7.9 35.8 38.8 25.5 3.0 46.1 15.8 26.1 3.6 0.0 0.0
2018 46.4 19.1 28.2 6.4 34.5 36.4 29.1 5.5 28.2 28.2 34.5 2.7 0.0 0.0
2019 39.4 21.2 28.8 10.6 50.0 27.3 22.7 3.0 33.3 28.8 22.7 7.6 4.5 3.1
2021 35.1 31.1 25.0 8.8 43.4 31.6 25.0 4.8 24.6 32.5 27.2 4.8 5.7 3.9
2022 34.4 33.2 24.8 7.6 40.4 35.2 24.4 3.6 26.0 33.2 26.8 5.2 4.8 3.2
2023 50.0 25.6 20.7 3.7 47.6 30.5 22.0 4.9 36.6 28.0 25.6 3.7 0.0 0.0
2024 54.5 36.4 0.0 9.1 36.4 27.3 36.4 18.2 18.2 27.3 27.3 9.1 0.0 0.0
Player 42.5 25.9 23.9 7.7 40.9 34.0 25.1 4.3 30.9 28.4 27.3 4.6 3.1 2.2
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 4.7
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -4.3 -1 34 50.0 8 .000 .000 .175 21.4 25.0 22.2 .144 .168 .276 25.0
2024 Cutter 0.9 0 10 14.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .117 .426 .221 100.0
2024 Slider -11.8 -1 7 10.3 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 33.3 .042 .047 .039 0.0
2024 Sweeper -6.6 0 5 7.4 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 25.0 .117 .121 .106 100.0
2024 Curveball -2.8 0 4 5.9 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 0.0 -- .455 .474 .409 0.0
2024 Sinker -7.5 0 4 5.9 2 .000 .000 .450 0.0 0.0 -- .569 .639 .547 100.0
2024 Split-Finger 1.7 0 3 4.4 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2024 Changeup 5.1 0 1 1.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 209 35.8 46 .235 .353 .363 25.9 26.1 20.0 .192 .275 .321 26.1
2023 Slider 1.9 2 111 19.0 28 .231 .231 .275 23.1 21.4 13.3 .229 .267 .249 30.0
2023 Sinker -3.6 -3 77 13.2 19 .125 .125 .217 7.7 15.8 15.8 .226 .284 .299 30.8
2023 Changeup -1.1 -1 73 12.5 14 .091 .091 .214 27.3 14.3 6.5 .267 .328 .352 11.1
2023 Curveball -2.1 -1 53 9.1 12 .182 .273 .238 23.5 25.0 20.0 .096 .134 .148 12.5
2023 Cutter 1.7 0 22 3.8 5 .400 .600 .430 0.0 40.0 33.3 .198 .216 .180 33.3
2023 Split-Finger 5.3 1 20 3.4 5 .600 .600 .540 12.5 20.0 10.0 .413 .476 .387 50.0
2023 Sweeper 5.3 1 16 2.7 6 .200 .200 .267 62.5 66.7 50.0 .162 .208 .249 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -3 466 30.7 107 .224 .329 .310 20.8 27.1 19.0 .196 .312 .305 40.0
2022 Changeup 0.4 1 231 15.2 56 .280 .380 .320 21.9 14.3 12.3 .284 .348 .310 31.0
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 212 14.0 53 .184 .429 .275 26.3 32.1 21.8 .159 .257 .210 33.3
2022 Sinker 1.8 4 210 13.8 68 .379 .483 .432 11.5 10.3 14.6 .363 .511 .429 49.0
2022 Curveball -0.4 -1 195 12.9 40 .206 .265 .280 13.8 12.5 7.4 .255 .330 .323 10.3
2022 Cutter -4.5 -6 126 8.3 27 .042 .167 .126 9.8 18.5 19.2 .110 .237 .183 15.0
2022 Split-Finger -0.9 0 30 2.0 8 .250 .250 .225 15.8 12.5 7.7 .437 .507 .415 42.9
2022 Sweeper -3.2 -1 29 1.9 6 .000 .000 .117 33.3 16.7 9.1 .241 .278 .306 25.0
2022 Slurve 4.7 0 5 0.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 -- .480 .568 .478 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 3.0 15 490 36.6 118 .379 .592 .461 15.6 13.6 10.6 .304 .490 .384 40.2
2021 Slider -0.5 -1 249 18.6 69 .185 .308 .236 30.9 36.2 28.4 .189 .274 .221 24.4
2021 Sinker 0.1 0 172 12.9 46 .238 .500 .382 9.6 15.2 18.4 .240 .348 .290 40.0
2021 Changeup 1.0 2 162 12.1 37 .353 .559 .410 15.9 8.1 5.9 .336 .512 .382 28.1
2021 Curveball 0.1 0 150 11.2 27 .208 .208 .244 32.7 33.3 23.7 .153 .189 .210 20.0
2021 Cutter 0.4 0 67 5.0 18 .333 .467 .406 24.4 27.8 17.9 .269 .318 .329 50.0
2021 Split-Finger -5.7 -2 36 2.7 11 .182 .273 .195 38.9 36.4 26.7 .146 .252 .170 42.9
2021 Sweeper 4.9 1 11 0.8 3 .500 .500 .533 50.0 33.3 16.7 .072 .083 .282 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -1 124 30.4 31 .179 .321 .260 16.4 22.6 16.3 .227 .439 .315 38.1
2019 Sinker 3.0 2 79 19.4 15 .385 .692 .490 15.8 0.0 0.0 .329 .495 .400 38.5
2019 Slider -5.3 -3 59 14.5 15 .077 .077 .153 20.0 33.3 15.2 .098 .222 .206 12.5
2019 Changeup -2.5 -1 52 12.7 20 .211 .211 .215 35.5 40.0 28.6 .156 .183 .174 9.1
2019 Curveball -1.4 -1 48 11.8 6 .167 .167 .150 28.6 0.0 0.0 .319 .476 .337 16.7
2019 Cutter -0.5 0 36 8.8 7 .286 .429 .307 25.0 28.6 11.8 .223 .322 .235 40.0
2019 Split-Finger -9.0 -1 6 1.5 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .524 .547 .472 0.0
2019 Sweeper 0.3 0 3 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slurve 3.1 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -3 238 42.8 56 .220 .240 .263 9.2 14.3 11.4 .246 .319 .296 19.0
2018 Sinker -0.8 -1 100 18.0 32 .241 .276 .273 11.1 18.8 30.0 .289 .325 .311 43.5
2018 Slider -3.3 -2 70 12.6 16 .188 .250 .191 30.3 31.3 21.7 .241 .350 .253 27.3
2018 Changeup 0.8 0 59 10.6 20 .300 .300 .315 19.4 10.0 11.1 .309 .349 .291 11.1
2018 Curveball -0.4 0 54 9.7 11 .182 .364 .227 16.7 18.2 10.5 .267 .326 .259 0.0
2018 Split-Finger 1.7 0 20 3.6 6 .400 .400 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 .256 .341 .342 40.0
2018 Cutter -4.8 -1 13 2.3 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .082 .088 .078 0.0
2018 Slurve 5.5 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 201 724 -6 -6 5 2 -5
2018 143 555 -5 -4 2 1 -6
2019 99 424 1 -9 2 1 -5
2021 329 1,337 7 -8 9 6 14
2022 367 1,510 -13 -18 16 8 -7
2023 136 583 -8 0 5 2 -1
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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 %
2016 724 46.4 65.2 90.0 32.7 70.9 43.9 26.9 47.8 14.2 6.6 62.5
2018 556 49.2 61.9 88.2 24.1 75.0 45.2 18.9 42.6 14.3 8.5 68.1
2019 408 50.7 69.1 85.3 33.3 61.2 42.2 25.0 51.5 21.9 6.4 73.1
2021 1,337 48.1 66.3 85.4 25.1 57.5 43.3 20.1 44.9 21.2 8.2 77.3
2022 1,517 46.7 67.5 88.7 25.8 59.6 42.8 27.4 45.4 19.3 7.1 78.5
2023 583 50.3 62.8 82.1 23.1 55.2 44.1 25.0 43.1 22.3 6.7 79.5
2024 68 51.5 57.1 75.0 21.2 57.1 51.5 23.5 39.7 29.6 7.4 100.0
Player 5,193 48.1 65.7 86.7 26.7 62.3 43.5 24.0 45.4 19.2 7.4 74.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 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
2016 53 80
2018 54 73
2019 41 64
2021 65 61 26 72
2022 40 40 16 13 71 10 20 16 44 16 57 90 82 70 44 57
2023 14 46 66
2024 12 20
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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 1 0.1 1 1 0 0 0.0
2018 -- 0 0.1 0 2 0 0 --
2019 23.5 2 1.6 0 0 1 1 50.0
2021 24.2 11 7.8 3 4 6 3 27.3
2022 23.3 7 9.0 -2 4 7 3 42.9
2023 22.0 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 23.6 22 19.6 2 11 15 7 31.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1
2021 11 8 4 11 7 7 8 10 7 6 7 8 8 7 8 9 7 8 10 7 9 6 10 8 8 7 10 8 8 7 7
2022 7 10 5 10 10 9 10 9 9 7 7 10 10 8 9 10 9 10 8 10 9 6 12 10 9 7 10 11 8 9 9
2023 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 22 21 11 26 19 18 21 22 18 15 16 21 21 17 19 23 19 20 21 21 21 14 27 21 20 16 22 23 19 18 18
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 84.9 -- 1.7 -- -- 88.3 -- 87.2 -1.1 86.8 -0.4 85.1 -1.7
Launch Angle 12.8 -- 1.1 -- -- 18.3 -- 17.1 -1.2 10.6 -6.5 11.6 1.0
Barrel % 0.0 -- 4.5 -- -- 5.7 -- 4.8 -0.9 0.0 -4.8 0.0 0.0
Hard Hit % 22.7 -- 4.6 -- -- 34.6 -- 33.7 -0.9 26.8 -6.9 45.5 18.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 30.9 -- 3.9 -- -- 36.8 -- 37.6 0.8 30.5 -7.1 18.2 -12.3
xBA .264 -- -0.044 -- -- .252 -- .241 -0.011 .211 -0.030 .198 -0.013
BA .233 -- -0.028 -- -- .291 -- .241 -0.050 .219 -0.022 .071 -0.148
xwOBA .289 -- -0.009 -- -- .311 -- .307 -0.004 .283 -0.024 .272 -0.011
wOBA .251 -- 0.003 -- -- .355 -- .305 -0.050 .288 -0.017 .134 -0.154
xSLG .327 -- 0.029 -- -- .381 -- .346 -0.035 .269 -0.077 .240 -0.029
SLG .271 -- 0.036 -- -- .463 -- .358 -0.105 .272 -0.086 .071 -0.201
K% 16.1 -- 6.8 -- -- 21.2 -- 19.9 -1.3 24.3 4.4 23.5 -0.8
BB% 7.0 -- 1.3 -- -- 9.1 -- 11.9 2.8 14.7 2.8 11.8 -2.9
Swing % 42.6 -- 8.9 -- -- 44.9 -- 45.4 0.5 43.1 -2.3 39.7 -3.4
Whiff% 14.3 -- 7.6 -- -- 21.2 -- 19.3 -1.9 22.3 3.0 29.6 7.3
In Zone % 49.2 -- 1.5 -- -- 48.1 -- 46.7 -1.4 50.3 3.6 51.5 1.2
Out of Zone % 50.8 -- -1.5 -- -- 51.9 -- 53.3 1.4 49.7 -3.6 48.5 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 24.1 -- 9.2 -- -- 25.1 -- 25.8 0.7 23.1 -2.7 21.2 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 18.9 -- 6.1 -- -- 20.1 -- 27.4 7.3 25.0 -2.4 23.5 -1.5
First Pitch Strike % 58.7 -- 8.0 -- -- 56.8 -- 59.6 2.8 64.7 5.1 58.8 -5.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 183 2 1.1 .251 .000
2018 Shifts L 143 3 2.1 .246 .523
2019 Shifts L 96 39 40.6 .303 .182
2021 Shifts L 329 165 50.2 .342 .367
2022 Shifts L 368 205 55.7 .302 .308
2023 Shades L 136 53 39.0 .272 .314
2024 Shades L 17 7 41.2 .158 .099
! 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