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Richard Bleier
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 6, #183, Texas Rangers | Florida Gulf Coast
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 5.68 7 0 0 6.1 4 0.79
6 Seasons 10 2 3.06 192 1 4 197.1 99 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 7 1-0 5.68 6.1 4 0.79
6 Seasons 192 10-2 3.06 197.1 99 1.19

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 349 74 2 2.7 90.3 110.4 3.7 33.8 .280 .405 .256 .320 .351 43.2 14.1 4.3 1.96 4.49
2017 914 222 6 2.7 87.4 114.2 -1.2 18 .251 .358 .288 .284 .288 35.9 9.8 4.9 1.99 3.47
2018 452 113 2 1.8 89.3 108.5 1.5 27.4 .257 .359 .288 .285 .308 35.4 11.3 3 1.93 3.42
2019 762 193 6 3.1 89 110 1.9 28.5 .251 .380 .333 .286 .309 38.3 12.8 3.4 5.37 3.64
2020 218 51 1 2 86 108.1 -4.5 27.5 .266 .363 .257 .299 .331 35.3 16.4 6 2.16 3.79
2021 89 19 3 15.8 88.6 110.4 -2.1 47.4 .331 .701 .347 .427 .517 36.8 17.4 0 5.68 7.62
2784 672 20 3 88.4 114.2 0.4 25.9 .259 .380 .297 .294 .314 37.3 12.1 4
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bleier relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(55.1%) ,
Cutter
(32.6%) ,
Slider
(11.2%) ,
Changeup
(1.1%) ,


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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%
2021 Sinker 49 29 20 55.1 88.7 13 13 3 2 0 0 1 0 13 .231 .405 .462 .650 .296 .447 86.5 -13 1936 6.5 3.1 0.0
2021 Cutter 29 28 1 32.6 86.4 6 6 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .333 .357 1.333 1.240 .687 .638 99.4 28 1920 6.5 21.1 12.5
2021 Slider 10 0 10 11.2 78.5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .051 .000 .058 .000 .047 81.1 11 1940 6.4 37.5 33.3
2021 Changeup 1 1 0 1.1 82.9 1882 6.6 0.0
2020 Sinker 111 33 78 50.9 88.8 34 34 9 5 4 0 0 3 31 .265 .321 .382 .459 .275 .337 87.0 -8 1963 6.6 8.3 15.0
2020 Slider 53 0 53 24.3 78.7 15 14 1 0 1 0 0 7 7 .071 .103 .143 .157 .129 .150 75.7 5 1920 6.6 50.0 30.4
2020 Cutter 41 39 2 18.8 88.2 12 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 8 .111 .197 .111 .210 .251 .313 84.8 -12 1980 6.6 0.0 6.7
2020 Changeup 12 12 0 5.5 82.8 5 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 .600 .481 .600 .556 .530 .451 91.3 7 1674 6.7 25.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1 0 1 0.5 90.0 2097 6.6
! 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 55.4 16.2 27 1.4 33.8 40.5 25.7 1.4 44.6 16.2 24.3 10.8 2.7
2017 69.4 12.2 15.3 3.2 30.2 47.3 22.5 4.5 50.9 13.1 22.1 4.1 2.7
2018 58.4 15.9 23 2.7 33.6 39.8 26.5 2.7 50.4 16.8 22.1 6.2 1.8
2019 60.1 12.4 22.8 4.7 39.9 39.9 20.2 2.6 49.7 14.5 23.3 6.2 3.1
2020 72.5 2 23.5 2 35.3 37.3 27.5 5.9 58.8 2 23.5 7.8 2
2021 47.4 26.3 26.3 0 36.8 31.6 31.6 5.3 36.8 15.8 26.3 0 15.8
62.9 12.9 21 3.1 34.5 42 23.5 3.4 50 13.7 22.9 6 3
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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
2021 Changeup MIA L 1 82.9 31.9 2 7 16.8 2.9 21
2021 Cutter MIA L 29 86.4 31.1 -1.3 -4 1.2 -2 -62
2021 Slider MIA L 10 78.5 45.1 1 2 5.8 -4.1 -41
2021 Sinker MIA L 49 88.7 31.2 8.1 35 14 -0.3 -2
2020 Changeup MIA L 12 82.8 33.1 2.2 7 16.6 4.1 33
2020 Slider MIA L 53 78.7 45.5 1.6 4 5.1 -3.5 -41
2020 Cutter MIA L 41 88.2 27.6 -0.2 -1 1.4 -4.5 -144
2020 Sinker MIA L 111 88.8 29.3 6.1 26 15 1.5 11
2020 4-Seamer MIA L 1 90 21.6 -4.9 -30 8.4 2.5 42
2019 Changeup BAL L 36 81.4 36.9 4.2 13 15.3 2 15
2019 4-Seamer BAL L 3 85.8 32.8 -12.1 -59 3.9 -3.3 -45
2019 Sinker BAL L 487 89 30.6 6.5 27 13.6 -0.3 -2
2019 Cutter BAL L 186 87.5 29.3 -1.3 -5 0.8 -2.9 -140
2019 Slider BAL L 48 79.7 46.1 2.6 6 3 -5.6 -65
2018 Cutter BAL L 112 85.9 31.6 -1.8 -6 0.4 -2.4 -86
2018 Changeup BAL L 20 81.3 36.8 3.5 11 15 1.9 15
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 12 88.3 27.7 -9.2 -50 3.5 -2.6 -42
2018 Slider BAL L 37 78.2 47.6 1.7 4 4 -4.9 -55
2018 Sinker BAL L 270 87.9 32.2 6.9 27 12.1 -1.6 -12
2017 Cutter BAL L 231 86.4 29.5 -1.7 -6 1.4 -0.8 -35
2017 Sinker BAL L 505 89 30.3 7.2 31 14.3 0.2 1
2017 Slider BAL L 31 80.5 44.3 2.9 7 4.1 -2.9 -42
2017 Changeup BAL L 66 81.7 35.7 4.4 14 15.7 2.6 20
2017 4-Seamer BAL L 59 89 23.4 -6.4 -37 7.3 -0.4 -5
2016 Changeup NYY L 53 81.8 33 2.2 7 16.6 3.9 30
2016 Sinker NYY L 195 89.9 25.5 4.4 21 17.2 3.1 22
2016 Slider NYY L 81 83.2 34.4 -2.1 -6 0.5 -4.3 -113
2016 4-Seamer NYY L 19 90.9 20 -4.7 -30 12.9 4.8 60
! 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 %
2021 Slider -9.1 -1 10 11.2 4 0 0 0 37.5 50 33.3 .051 .057 .047 0
2021 Cutter 5 1 29 32.6 6 .333 1.333 .667 21.1 33.3 12.5 .357 1.24 .638 75
2021 Sinker -0.6 0 49 55.1 13 .231 .462 .292 3.1 0 0 .405 .65 .447 30.8
2021 Changeup 0 0 1 1.1 0 0
2020 Changeup 1.6 0 12 5.5 5 .6 .6 .54 25 0 0 .481 .556 .451 20
2020 Cutter 1.2 0 41 18.8 12 .111 .111 .25 0 8.3 6.7 .197 .21 .311 37.5
2020 Slider -4.4 -2 53 24.3 15 .071 .143 .13 50 46.7 30.4 .103 .157 .15 14.3
2020 Sinker -3.9 -4 111 50.9 34 .265 .382 .279 8.3 8.8 15 .321 .459 .337 41.9
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 0 1 0.5 0
2019 Changeup 4.6 2 36 4.7 11 .4 .9 .491 11.8 0 0 .192 .534 .266 27.3
2019 Slider 6.2 3 48 6.3 16 .313 .625 .394 52.4 43.8 26.9 .221 .307 .223 33.3
2019 Cutter 4.5 8 186 24.4 54 .327 .558 .405 21.4 18.5 16.4 .272 .412 .306 28.6
2019 Sinker -1.4 -7 487 63.9 152 .275 .394 .322 12.6 8.6 14.9 .252 .365 .287 42.7
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 0 3 0.4 0
2018 4-Seamer 4.5 1 12 2.7 3 .333 .333 .3 50 66.7 25 .178 .21 .176 100
2018 Slider -0.7 0 37 8.2 6 .167 .167 .15 57.1 16.7 14.3 .13 .17 .134 0
2018 Changeup -4.8 -1 20 4.4 6 .167 .167 .15 16.7 16.7 14.3 .197 .266 .21 60
2018 Cutter -1.9 -2 112 24.8 24 .292 .333 .277 24.2 8.3 7.4 .278 .402 .293 18.2
2018 Sinker -1.4 -4 270 59.7 93 .299 .402 .325 12.2 9.7 16.1 .266 .371 .301 40
2017 Slider 1.1 0 31 3.4 10 .333 .778 .415 43.8 40 44.4 .139 .24 .144 50
2017 Changeup 2.3 2 66 7.2 17 .235 .588 .435 37.9 17.6 16.7 .318 .573 .415 64.3
2017 4-Seamer 3.6 2 59 6.5 23 .235 .353 .409 16.7 13 10.3 .292 .464 .417 35.7
2017 Cutter -2.1 -5 231 25.3 64 .23 .393 .297 21.6 17.2 13.9 .269 .413 .295 26.9
2017 Sinker -2 -10 505 55.3 141 .277 .308 .285 12.8 3.5 4.9 .243 .31 .26 36.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 12 82.8 98 18.2 10:00 9:30 30
2020 Cutter 37 88.2 55 6.7 11:00 11:45 -45
2020 Sinker 103 88.8 85 16.4 10:30 9:30 60
2020 Slider 50 78.7 45 6.8 4:00 4:00 0
! 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
2016 92 348 -2 -2 -1 2 -3
2017 260 908 -7 -7 1 3 -11
2018 132 451 -2 -7 1 2 -7
2019 233 761 -3 4 3 3 6
2020 72 232 -2 -7 2 1 -7
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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 %
2016 349 46.3 67.7 85.3 35.8 73.1 39.9 59.8 50.4 19.3 9.5 75.8
2017 914 54.8 74.9 86.6 32.2 66.7 40.5 59.6 55.7 18.1 10.4 85.1
2018 452 56.3 72 85.8 27.9 60 40.1 65.4 52.9 18.8 8 80.6
2019 762 52.7 70.6 88.3 31.4 67.3 44.5 62.1 52 16.9 9.7 82.4
2020 218 48.2 61.9 92.3 37.2 66.7 43.6 70.1 49.1 16.8 6 69.2
2021 89 53.9 85.4 95.1 46.3 63.2 41.6 82.6 67.4 13.3 9 87.5
2784 52.9 71.8 87.5 32.7 66.8 41.8 62.8 53.4 17.8 9.3 81.8
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 15 2
2017 78 40 75 89 73 88 97 43 25 0 95 11 78 6 1
2018 3 1
2019 76 38 65 86 76 95 98 39 34 1 98 1 76 5 2
2020
2021 11 9 4 5 50 19 12 59 61 22 96 2 11
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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 22.3 6 5.1 1 0 2 4 66.7
2020 0 0.7 -1 0 2 0
2021 22.7 3 2.7 0 0 1 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 6 4 6 5 4 6 5 6 4 4 4 6 4 5 5 4 4 6 6 4 5 5 6
2020 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
2021 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 3
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90 88.3 -1.7 87.3 -1 88.6 1.3 88.7 0.1 87.9 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 81.8 81.7 -0.1 81.3 -0.4 81.4 0.1 82.8 1.4 82.9 0.1
Breaking Velocity 83.2 80.5 -2.7 78.2 -2.3 79.7 1.5 78.7 -1 78.5 -0.2
Exit Velocity 90.3 87.4 -2.9 89.3 1.9 89 -0.3 86 -3 88.6 2.6
Launch Angle 3.7 -1.2 -4.9 1.5 2.7 1.9 0.4 -4.5 -6.4 -2.1 2.4
Barrel % 2.7 2.7 0 1.8 -0.9 3.1 1.3 2 -1.1 15.8 13.8
Hard Hit % 43.2 35.9 -7.3 35.4 -0.5 38.3 2.9 35.3 -3 36.8 1.5
Sweet Spot % 33.8 18 -15.8 27.4 9.4 28.5 1.1 27.5 -1 47.4 19.9
xBA .28 .251 -0.029 .257 0.006 .251 -0.006 .266 0.015 .331 0.065
BA .233 .257 0.024 .286 0.029 .295 0.009 .226 -0.069 .217 -0.009
xwOBA .32 .284 -0.036 .285 0.001 .286 0.001 .299 0.013 .427 0.128
wOBA .256 .288 0.032 .288 0 .333 0.045 .257 -0.076 .347 0.09
xSLG .405 .358 -0.047 .359 0.001 .38 0.021 .363 -0.017 .701 0.338
SLG .314 .369 0.055 .365 -0.004 .473 0.108 .306 -0.167 .609 0.303
K% 14.1 9.8 -4.3 11.3 1.5 12.8 1.5 16.4 3.6 17.4 1
BB% 4.3 4.9 0.6 3 -1.9 3.4 0.4 6 2.6 0 -6
Swing % 50.4 55.7 5.3 52.9 -2.8 52 -0.9 49.1 -2.9 67.4 18.3
Whiff% 19.3 18.1 -1.2 18.8 0.7 16.9 -1.9 16.8 -0.1 13.3 -3.5
In Zone Swing % 46.3 54.8 8.5 56.3 1.5 52.7 -3.6 48.2 -4.5 53.9 5.7
Out of Zone Swing % 53.7 45.2 -8.5 43.7 -1.5 47.3 3.6 51.8 4.5 46.1 -5.7
First Pitch Swing % 32.6 29.1 -3.5 36.1 7 29.8 -6.3 31.3 1.5 52.2 20.9
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 59.6 -0.2 65.4 5.8 62.1 -3.3 70.1 8 82.6 12.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 92 .256 49 0 0.0 43 18 41.9
2017 260 .291 144 11 7.6 116 34 29.3
2018 132 .288 74 3 4.1 58 23 39.7
2019 233 .333 129 22 17.1 104 28 26.9
2020 64 .251 26 11 42.3 38 1 2.6
2021 23 .347 12 3 25.0 11 3 27.3

Pitch Distribution