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Rafael Ortega
RF | B/T: L/R | 5' 11" 180LBS | Age: 30

Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 330 296 44 86 11 33 12 .291 .360 .463 .823
5 Seasons 777 706 85 180 14 66 29 .255 .318 .363 .680
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .291 11 33 12 .823
5 Seasons .255 14 66 29 .680

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2016 25 724 165 0 0 85.7 107.2 6.4 23.6 .256 .313 .257 .276 .282 24.1 11.4 6.5
2018 27 556 110 0 0 84.9 107.2 12.8 30.9 .262 .324 .251 .287 .311 22.7 16.1 7
2019 28 408 66 3 4.5 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 88.3 109.5 18.3 36.8 .249 .373 .355 .309 .351 34.6 21.2 9.1
3025 569 16 2.8 86.7 109.5 13.4 31.6 .250 .346 .297 .293 .320 28.4 17.9 7.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 726 54.3 181 160 54 35 10 2 7 28 132 .338 .281 .556 .428 .414 .350 89.8 18 15.8 13.2
2021 Breaking 413 30.9 100 91 18 14 2 0 2 35 57 .198 .175 .286 .242 .246 .222 81.0 18 31.0 25.5
2021 Offspeed 198 14.8 48 45 14 10 2 0 2 7 39 .311 .285 .489 .445 .355 .331 87.5 14 20.7 10.6
2019 Fastballs 238 58.3 53 48 12 7 3 0 2 9 39 .250 .254 .438 .437 .322 .327 88.9 16 17.7 12.0
2019 Breaking 112 27.5 21 19 2 2 0 0 0 5 14 .105 .168 .105 .302 .149 .243 81.7 16 23.1 11.4
2019 Offspeed 58 14.2 22 21 4 4 0 0 0 8 13 .190 .191 .190 .218 .189 .201 85.0 6 35.3 27.6
! 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 %
2016 59.4 13.3 19.4 7.9 35.8 38.8 25.5 3 46.1 15.8 26.1 3.6 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
2019 39.4 21.2 28.8 10.6 50 27.3 22.7 3 33.3 28.8 22.7 7.6 4.5
2021 35.1 31.1 25 8.8 43.4 31.6 25 4.8 24.6 32.5 27.2 4.8 5.7
44.8 22.5 24.4 8.3 40.2 34.1 25.7 4.2 32.5 26.4 27.8 4.4 2.8
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

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 %
2021 Splitter -7.4 -2 30 2.2 11 .182 .273 .195 41.2 36.4 28.6 .143 .246 .169 42.9
2021 Cutter -0.2 0 64 4.8 17 .333 .467 .388 28.9 29.4 21.7 .263 .307 .303 50
2021 Curveball 0.2 0 147 11 27 .208 .208 .244 30 33.3 23.7 .155 .19 .212 20
2021 Changeup 1.2 2 168 12.6 37 .353 .559 .41 15.7 8.1 5.8 .331 .509 .381 28.1
2021 Sinker 0 0 166 12.4 46 .256 .512 .366 10.8 17.4 20.5 .243 .346 .285 37.1
2021 Slider -0.3 -1 266 19.9 73 .194 .313 .264 31.3 35.6 26.3 .182 .26 .226 23.8
2021 4-Seamer 3 15 496 37.1 118 .373 .588 .467 15.2 12.7 10 .3 .48 .384 41.4
2019 Splitter -8.9 -1 6 1.5 2 0 0 0 33.3 0 0 .524 .547 .472 0
2019 Curveball -1.4 -1 48 11.8 6 .167 .167 .15 28.6 0 0 .319 .476 .337 16.7
2019 Cutter -0.5 0 35 8.6 7 .286 .429 .307 26.3 28.6 12.5 .223 .322 .235 40
2019 Slider -4.7 -3 64 15.7 15 .077 .077 .153 19.4 33.3 14.3 .098 .222 .206 12.5
2019 Sinker 2.9 2 79 19.4 16 .357 .643 .459 15.4 0 0 .307 .463 .377 35.7
2019 Changeup -2.3 -1 52 12.7 20 .211 .211 .215 35.5 40 28.6 .156 .183 .174 9.1
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 0 124 30.4 30 .185 .333 .268 16.7 23.3 16.7 .234 .454 .324 40
2018 Cutter -4.8 -1 13 2.3 2 0 0 0 20 0 0 .082 .088 .078 0
2018 Splitter 1.1 0 23 4.1 9 .375 .375 .378 0 0 0 .274 .341 .322 25
2018 Curveball -0.3 0 54 9.7 11 .182 .364 .227 16.7 18.2 10.5 .267 .326 .259 0
2018 Slider -3 -2 71 12.8 16 .188 .25 .191 30.3 31.3 20.8 .241 .35 .253 27.3
2018 Changeup 1.1 1 56 10.1 17 .294 .294 .318 21.4 11.8 11.8 .31 .35 .292 13.3
2018 Sinker -0.7 -1 100 18 32 .241 .276 .273 11.1 18.8 30 .289 .325 .311 43.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -3 238 42.8 56 .22 .24 .258 9.2 14.3 11.4 .241 .312 .291 19
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 194 711 -7 -7 5 2 -6
2018 143 555 -5 -4 2 1 -5
2019 99 424 1 -9 2 1 -4
2021 329 1337 7 -8 9 6 14
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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 90.2 32.3 72.4 44 26.9 47.8 14.2 6.8 64.6
2018 556 49.2 61.9 88.2 24.1 75 45.2 18.9 42.6 14.3 8.5 68.1
2019 408 50.7 69.1 85.3 33.3 61.2 42.4 25 51.5 21.9 6.4 73.1
2021 1337 48.1 66.3 85.4 25.1 57.5 43.2 20 44.9 21.2 8.2 77.3
3025 48.3 65.6 87 27.7 65 43.7 22.2 46 18.4 7.7 72.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 80
2018 72
2019 64
2021 61 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 %
2019 23.5 2 1.6 0 1 1 1 50
2021 24.2 11 7.5 4 6 6 3 27.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
2021 11 7 8 8 9 8 8 9 8 4 13 9 4 8 7 8 5 6 7 8 4 8 8 8 9 9 8 6 6 7 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 and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 84.9 1.7 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 12.8 1.1 undefined undefined
Barrel % 0 4.5 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 22.7 4.6 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 30.9 3.9 undefined undefined
xBA .262 -0.042 undefined undefined
BA .233 -0.028 undefined undefined
xwOBA .287 -0.007 undefined undefined
wOBA .251 0.003 undefined undefined
xSLG .324 0.032 undefined undefined
SLG .271 0.036 undefined undefined
K% 16.1 6.8 undefined undefined
BB% 7 1.3 undefined undefined
Swing % 42.6 8.9 undefined undefined
Whiff% 14.3 7.6 undefined undefined
In Zone % 49.2 1.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 50.8 -1.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 24.1 9.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 18.9 6.1 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 58.7 8 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 183 1 0.5 .250 .000
2018 L 143 2 1.4 .244 .785
2019 L 96 34 35.4 .278 .209
2021 L 329 152 46.2 .354 .356

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