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Ricky Nolasco
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 235LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2001 | Rd: 4, #108, Chicago Cubs | Rialto HS (CA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 6 15 4.92 33 33 0 181.0 143 1.45
12 Seasons 114 118 4.56 330 312 0 1887.2 1513 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 33 6-15 4.92 181.0 143 1.45
12 Seasons 330 114-118 4.56 1887.2 1513 1.33

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
2015 33 665 123 7 5.7 88.2 110.5 12 37.4 .279 .438 .366 .341 .401 36.6 20.2 8.1 6.75 5.14
2016 34 3127 624 40 6.4 88.7 111.8 11.6 33.8 .260 .430 .318 .316 .360 35.9 17.6 5.4 4.42 4.37
2017 35 3091 582 49 8.4 90 114 14.6 36.6 .290 .515 .357 .364 .421 40 18.2 7.4 4.92 6.05
6883 1329 96 7.2 89.2 114 12.9 35.4 .275 .468 .340 .340 .390 37.8 18.1 6.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Nolasco relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(29.1%) ,
Slider
(27.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(19.3%) ,
Split Finger
(15%) ,
Curveball
(9.3%) ,


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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%
2017 Sinker 898 422 476 29.1 90.8 279 245 84 52 17 0 15 33 217 .343 .357 .596 .665 .422 .454 92.6 9 2009 5.6 12.6 17.1
2017 Slider 843 670 173 27.3 81.0 204 192 55 28 17 1 9 49 145 .286 .259 .526 .455 .354 .320 87.8 15 2319 5.2 33.8 19.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 595 306 289 19.3 91.0 144 128 35 17 10 0 8 27 101 .273 .270 .539 .552 .376 .380 91.0 24 2124 5.7 14.9 13.9
2017 Split Finger 464 80 384 15.0 80.9 101 98 20 13 5 0 2 22 78 .204 .239 .316 .315 .224 .242 86.0 16 1379 5.2 42.4 17.6
2017 Curveball 287 96 191 9.3 73.6 54 52 11 7 3 0 1 12 40 .212 .240 .327 .315 .246 .256 85.6 11 2544 5.1 31.0 15.2
2016 Slider 1029 763 266 32.9 81.7 240 229 57 40 10 2 5 69 162 .249 .195 .376 .306 .279 .230 84.8 12 2133 5.1 33.8 22.3
2016 Sinker 768 402 366 24.6 90.9 253 223 61 45 8 0 8 17 211 .274 .311 .417 .527 .329 .387 92.8 6 1986 5.5 9.7 9.4
2016 4-Seam Fastball 750 371 379 24.0 91.0 167 150 48 25 12 2 9 16 137 .320 .315 .607 .591 .408 .406 91.1 21 2099 5.6 9.0 10.1
2016 Curveball 345 175 170 11.0 73.6 98 97 20 11 6 0 3 32 66 .206 .201 .361 .279 .236 .205 83.4 10 2576 5.0 25.7 20.6
2016 Split Finger 234 24 210 7.5 80.0 59 57 16 10 5 0 1 10 48 .281 .277 .421 .376 .306 .289 81.3 10 1386 5.1 28.9 21.3
! 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 %
2015 42.3 23.6 27.6 6.5 42.3 33.3 24.4 3.3 35.8 20.3 29.3 5.7 5.7
2016 44.1 26 25.3 4.6 37 42 20.7 2.9 33.5 25.3 24.5 6.1 6.4
2017 41.4 25.1 27 6.5 42.6 34.5 22.9 3.4 26.8 26.6 28.2 5.3 8.4
42.7 25.4 26.3 5.6 40 37.9 22 3.2 30.8 25.4 26.6 5.7 7.2
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
2017 Sinker LAA R 898 90.8 24.3 1.9 8 16.4 1.3 9
2017 Splitter LAA R 464 80.9 39.8 2.6 7 12.5 0.2 1
2017 Slider LAA R 843 81 46.8 4.7 11 4 -3.2 -45
2017 Curveball LAA R 287 73.6 67.6 6 10 14.5 3.8 36
2017 4-Seamer LAA R 595 91 17.7 -1.7 -11 8.4 0.4 4
2016 Splitter LAA R 232 80 39.2 3 8 10.5 -1 -9
2016 Sinker LAA R 767 90.9 23.7 3 14 15.8 1.5 10
2016 4-Seamer LAA R 746 91 15.7 0 0 8.3 0.1 1
2016 Slider LAA R 1022 81.7 43.3 2.8 7 2.1 -2.9 -58
2016 Curveball LAA R 343 73.6 64.3 3 5 13.1 4.1 45
! 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 %
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 287 9.3 54 .212 .327 .249 31 22.2 15.2 .24 .315 .255 20
2017 Splitter -0.8 -4 464 15 101 .204 .316 .247 42.4 21.8 17.6 .239 .315 .242 24.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 4 595 19.2 144 .273 .539 .388 14.9 18.8 13.9 .27 .552 .381 42.6
2017 Slider 0.6 5 843 27.3 204 .286 .526 .369 33.8 24 19 .259 .455 .321 36.6
2017 Sinker 1.3 12 898 29.1 279 .343 .596 .429 12.6 11.8 17.1 .357 .665 .454 50.7
2017 N/A 1 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 836 3140 -14 -35 10 10 -28
2009 771 2990 5 -3 3 7 12
2010 663 2467 5 -13 3 10 4
2011 869 3112 8 -12 12 10 17
2012 822 2933 -2 -15 10 9 3
2013 848 3232 -6 -13 15 10 6
2014 694 2636 19 -12 16 11 34
2015 171 657 10 -3 1 2 11
2016 817 3126 -9 -10 11 10 3
2017 783 3089 10 -27 20 13 16
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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 665 47.7 64.4 86.3 28.2 60.2 40.5 52 45.4 21.9 6.5 65.1
2016 3127 47.1 66.1 88.5 29 58.7 41.5 61 46.5 20.7 7.1 70.6
2017 3091 44.9 70.2 81.5 26.1 58.7 41.4 60.3 45.9 25.2 6.6 79.8
6883 46.2 67.7 85.1 27.6 58.8 41.4 59.8 46.1 22.8 6.8 74.1
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
2015 27 12 85
2016 37 26 26 29 59 5 39 44 36 24 88 29 37 24 11 74
2017 5 5 3 4 17 1 8 1 5 24 65 55 5 25 14 63
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.9 91 0.1 -0.1 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 80.2 80 -0.2 0.9 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 78.9 79.7 0.8 -0.6 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.2 88.7 0.5 1.3 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 12 11.6 -0.4 3 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.7 6.4 0.7 2 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 36.6 35.9 -0.7 4.1 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 37.4 33.8 -3.6 2.8 undefined undefined
xBA .279 .26 -0.019 0.03 undefined undefined
BA .321 .267 -0.054 0.019 undefined undefined
xwOBA .341 .316 -0.025 0.048 undefined undefined
wOBA .366 .318 -0.048 0.039 undefined undefined
xSLG .438 .43 -0.008 0.085 undefined undefined
SLG .481 .435 -0.046 0.073 undefined undefined
K% 20.2 17.6 -2.6 0.6 undefined undefined
BB% 8.1 5.4 -2.7 2 undefined undefined
Swing % 45.4 46.5 1.1 -0.6 undefined undefined
Whiff% 21.9 20.7 -1.2 4.5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.7 47.1 -0.6 -2.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.3 52.9 0.6 2.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 28.2 29 0.8 -2.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 23.1 27.5 4.4 3.4 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 52 61 9 -0.7 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 806 .317 440 32 7.3 366 65 17.8
2017 780 .357 393 6 1.5 387 22 5.7

Pitch Distribution