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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
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 2 2.95 68 0 0 58.0 44 0.98
6 Seasons 12 4 2.96 253 1 4 249.0 139 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 68 3-2 2.95 58.0 44 0.98
6 Seasons 253 12-4 2.96 249.0 139 1.15

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
2016 29 349 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 30 914 222 6 2.7 87.4 114.2 -1.2 18 .251 .358 .286 .282 .288 35.9 9.8 4.9 1.99 3.44
2018 31 452 113 2 1.8 89.3 108.5 1.5 27.4 .257 .359 .288 .285 .308 35.4 11.3 3 1.93 3.44
2019 32 762 193 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 33 218 51 1 2 86 108.1 -4.5 27.5 .265 .362 .257 .298 .330 35.3 16.4 6 2.16 3.76
2021 34 685 172 7 4.1 88 115.5 -5.2 26.2 .240 .342 .256 .268 .322 39 19.6 2.7 2.95 3.01
3380 825 24 2.9 88.3 115.5 -0.7 25.5 .253 .364 .286 .285 .311 37.7 13.7 3.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bleier relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(61.6%) ,
Cutter
(23.5%) ,
Slider
(12.6%) ,
Changeup
(1.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(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 422 223 199 61.6 90.0 145 138 39 34 4 0 1 15 126 .283 .274 .333 .359 .275 .295 88.1 -12 1990 6.6 14.2 21.1
2021 Cutter 161 159 2 23.5 87.2 47 44 8 2 3 0 3 18 27 .182 .218 .455 .428 .275 .286 86.9 12 1960 6.5 24.5 25.0
2021 Slider 86 1 85 12.6 78.9 24 24 1 1 0 0 0 11 13 .042 .084 .042 .100 .037 .079 81.6 7 2014 6.6 45.0 25.0
2021 Changeup 9 9 0 1.3 83.1 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 .750 .297 1.000 .358 .750 .288 78.1 15 1659 6.5 16.7 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 7 2 5 1.0 90.5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .168 .000 .182 .000 .175 82.6 -18 2059 6.5 0.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 111 33 78 50.9 88.8 34 34 9 5 4 0 0 3 31 .265 .320 .382 .459 .275 .336 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 .192 .111 .206 .251 .310 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 68 11 18 2.9 40.7 36.6 22.7 4.7 51.2 10.5 25 4.1 4.1
64.4 12.2 20.2 3.2 35.8 41.1 23.2 3.6 50.5 13 23.3 5.7 2.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 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
2021 Sinker MIA L 421 90 30.6 7.5 33 15.2 1.1 7
2021 4-Seamer MIA L 7 90.5 22.9 -6.6 -40 12.5 6 93
2021 Slider MIA L 86 78.9 45.6 1.9 4 7.4 -2.2 -23
2021 Cutter MIA L 158 87.2 30.6 -2 -7 1 -2 -66
2021 Changeup MIA L 9 83.1 33.4 2.2 7 16.8 3.4 25
2020 Sinker MIA L 111 88.8 29.3 6.1 26 15 1.4 10
2020 Cutter MIA L 41 88.2 27.6 -0.2 -1 1.4 -4.5 -144
2020 4-Seamer MIA L 1 90 21.6 -4.9 -30 8.4 2.5 42
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 -40
2019 Sinker BAL L 487 89 30.6 6.4 27 13.6 -0.3 -2
2019 Cutter BAL L 186 87.5 29.3 -1.3 -4 0.8 -2.9 -141
2019 Changeup BAL L 36 81.4 36.9 4.2 13 15.3 2 15
2019 Slider BAL L 48 79.7 46.1 2.6 6 3 -5.6 -65
2019 4-Seamer BAL L 3 85.8 32.8 -12.1 -59 3.9 -3.3 -45
2018 Slider BAL L 37 78.2 47.6 1.7 4 4 -4.9 -55
2018 Changeup BAL L 20 81.3 36.8 3.5 11 15 1.9 15
2018 Cutter BAL L 112 85.9 31.6 -1.8 -6 0.4 -2.4 -86
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 12 88.3 27.7 -9.2 -50 3.5 -2.6 -42
2018 Sinker BAL L 270 87.9 32.2 6.9 27 12.1 -1.6 -12
2017 Sinker BAL L 505 89 30.3 7.2 31 14.3 0.2 1
2017 Changeup BAL L 66 81.7 35.7 4.4 14 15.7 2.6 20
2017 Slider BAL L 31 80.5 44.3 2.9 7 4.1 -2.9 -42
2017 Cutter BAL L 231 86.4 29.5 -1.6 -6 1.4 -0.7 -35
2017 4-Seamer BAL L 59 89 23.4 -6.4 -37 7.3 -0.4 -5
2016 4-Seamer NYY L 19 90.9 20 -4.7 -30 12.9 4.8 60
2016 Slider NYY L 81 83.2 34.4 -2.1 -6 0.5 -4.3 -113
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
! 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 4-Seamer -11.4 -1 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .181 .175 0
2021 Changeup 13.3 1 9 1.3 4 .75 1 .763 16.7 0 0 .297 .357 .288 0
2021 Slider -4.6 -4 86 12.6 24 .042 .042 .038 45 45.8 25 .084 .1 .079 15.4
2021 Cutter -0.1 0 161 23.5 47 .182 .455 .276 24.5 38.3 25 .218 .428 .285 40.7
2021 Sinker -2.7 -12 422 61.6 145 .283 .333 .287 14.2 10.3 21.1 .274 .359 .295 42.9
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 .192 .206 .308 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 .32 .459 .336 41.9
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 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 .271 .412 .305 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 .294 .466 .418 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
2021 Cutter 155 87.3 38 4.6 11:15 12:30 -75
2021 Sinker 400 90 82 16.1 10:15 9:15 60
2021 Slider 86 78.9 54 8.8 4:00 3:45 15
! 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 92 349 -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
2021 222 685 -5 -12 0 2 -15
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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 46.1 67.7 85.3 35.6 73.1 39.8 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 685 59.4 71.5 84.5 36.7 61.8 43.9 71.1 57.4 19.8 10.2 71.4
3380 54.2 71.4 86.6 33.1 65.9 42.2 64.2 53.8 18.4 9.5 79.4
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
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 89 48 81 92 88 92 95 68 47 22 99 8 89 9 5
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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 5.2 1 0 2 4 66.7
2020 0 0.7 -1 0 2 0
2021 22.2 4 4.5 -1 1 2 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 5 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 5 4 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 6 6 4 5 5 6
2020 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
2021 4 5 6 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 2 5 4 4 2 4 4 4 3 5 3 3 4 4 5
! 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 89.3 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 81.8 81.7 -0.1 81.3 -0.4 81.4 0.1 82.8 1.4 83.1 0.3
Breaking Velocity 83.2 80.5 -2.7 78.2 -2.3 79.7 1.5 78.7 -1 78.9 0.2
Exit Velocity 90.3 87.4 -2.9 89.3 1.9 89 -0.3 86 -3 88 2
Launch Angle 3.7 -1.2 -4.9 1.5 2.7 1.9 0.4 -4.5 -6.4 -5.2 -0.7
Barrel % 2.7 2.7 0 1.8 -0.9 3.1 1.3 2 -1.1 4.1 2.1
Hard Hit % 43.2 35.9 -7.3 35.4 -0.5 38.3 2.9 35.3 -3 39 3.7
Sweet Spot % 33.8 18 -15.8 27.4 9.4 28.5 1.1 27.5 -1 26.2 -1.3
xBA .28 .251 -0.029 .256 0.005 .251 -0.005 .265 0.014 .24 -0.025
BA .233 .257 0.024 .286 0.029 .295 0.009 .226 -0.069 .241 0.015
xwOBA .32 .282 -0.038 .285 0.003 .286 0.001 .298 0.012 .268 -0.03
wOBA .256 .286 0.03 .288 0.002 .333 0.045 .257 -0.076 .256 -0.001
xSLG .405 .358 -0.047 .359 0.001 .38 0.021 .362 -0.018 .342 -0.02
SLG .314 .369 0.055 .365 -0.004 .473 0.108 .306 -0.167 .335 0.029
K% 14.1 9.8 -4.3 11.3 1.5 12.8 1.5 16.4 3.6 19.6 3.2
BB% 4.3 4.9 0.6 3 -1.9 3.4 0.4 6 2.6 2.7 -3.3
Swing % 50.4 55.7 5.3 52.9 -2.8 52 -0.9 49.1 -2.9 57.4 8.3
Whiff% 19.3 18.1 -1.2 18.8 0.7 16.9 -1.9 16.8 -0.1 19.8 3
In Zone % 46.1 54.8 8.7 56.3 1.5 52.7 -3.6 48.2 -4.5 59.4 11.2
Out of Zone % 53.9 45.2 -8.7 43.7 -1.5 47.3 3.6 51.8 4.5 40.6 -11.2
Out of Zone Swing % 35.6 32.2 -3.4 27.9 -4.3 31.4 3.5 37.2 5.8 36.7 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 32.6 29.1 -3.5 36.1 7 29.8 -6.3 31.3 1.5 39.6 8.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 59.6 -0.2 65.4 5.8 62.1 -3.3 70.1 8 71.1 1
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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 .288 144 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 222 .256 128 29 22.7 94 15 16.0

Pitch Distribution