Ryan Helsley
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 5, #161, St. Louis Cardinals | Northeastern State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 1 0.83 26 0 6 32.2 50 0.64
4 Seasons 13 6 3.22 113 0 8 128.2 139 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 26 4-1 0.83 32.2 50 0.64
4 Seasons 113 13-6 3.22 128.2 139 1.17

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 577 109 7 6.4 4.6 88.2 111.7 17.9 34.9 .237 .400 .304 .294 .345 35.8 20.9 7.8 2.94 3.78
2020 25 194 33 2 6.1 3.8 91.8 109.6 16.9 33.3 .215 .408 .327 .330 .340 45.5 19.2 15.4 5.25 4.67
2021 26 805 132 11 8.3 5.3 90.9 112.6 12.5 32.6 .247 .414 .295 .332 .382 43.2 22.8 13.1 4.56 4.73
2022 27 513 57 3 5.3 2.5 89.1 108.8 20.0 21.1 .127 .228 .162 .200 .280 35.1 42.4 9.3 0.83 1.46
Player 2089 331 23 6.9 4.3 89.8 112.6 16.0 31.4 .213 .367 .271 .291 .348 39.6 26.3 11.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Helsley relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.8%) ,
Slider
(33.1%) ,
Curveball
(10.5%) ,
Sinker
(0.4%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 34.9 26.6 30.3 8.3 43.1 30.3 26.6 4.6 22.0 33.0 26.6 6.4 6.4 4.6
2020 33.3 39.4 18.2 9.1 45.5 30.3 24.2 0.0 30.3 33.3 15.2 15.2 6.1 3.8
2021 42.4 22.0 26.5 9.1 34.1 43.9 22.0 3.8 33.3 25.0 22.0 7.6 8.3 5.3
2022 40.4 24.6 19.3 15.8 42.1 31.6 26.3 3.5 29.8 42.1 15.8 3.5 5.3 2.5
Player 38.7 25.7 25.7 10.0 39.6 36.0 24.5 3.6 28.7 31.4 21.8 7.3 6.9 4.3
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Changeup STL R 1 88.1 20.7 -9.9 -32 8.1 -6.2 -44
2022 Curveball STL R 54 79.4 55.3 1.8 3 7.8 -1.0 -11
2022 Slider STL R 170 88.4 32.4 0.9 3 4.5 0.5 12
2022 4-Seamer STL R 286 98.9 9.9 2.2 18 2.8 -5.0 -64
2022 Sinker STL R 2 90.4 21.0 -2.8 -12 12.8 -1.7 -12
2021 Changeup STL R 22 87.4 26.9 -2.1 -7 11.8 -2.1 -15
2021 4-Seamer STL R 435 97.4 11.7 0.9 7 3.3 -4.2 -56
2021 Curveball STL R 55 79.0 55.3 0.7 1 3.3 -5.0 -60
2021 Slider STL R 279 88.2 29.7 -2.5 -8 3.3 -0.6 -16
2021 Sinker STL R 14 97.5 14.5 -3.9 -21 12.5 -2.4 -16
2020 Curveball STL R 33 80.5 54.4 2.3 4 3.9 -4.5 -54
2020 4-Seamer STL R 84 96.9 13.4 -0.3 -2 3.2 -4.2 -56
2020 Slider STL R 69 87.3 33.6 0.2 1 4.4 0.5 12
2020 Changeup STL R 8 89.3 23.3 -4.8 -17 14.0 0.2 2
2019 Sinker STL R 3 97.3 14.7 -4.5 -23 13.6 -1.1 -8
2019 Slider STL R 184 88.8 28.9 -2.6 -8 4.3 1.1 35
2019 Curveball STL R 50 80.9 49.6 -2.7 -5 0.9 -6.9 -88
2019 4-Seamer STL R 324 97.8 12.1 1.1 8 6.9 -0.7 -10
2019 Changeup STL R 16 87.7 25.1 -3.6 -13 10.6 -3.5 -25
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -2.8 -8 286 55.8 70 .095 .159 .168 30.3 37.1 31.3 .153 .305 .242 43.2
2022 Slider -1.2 -2 170 33.1 40 .111 .194 .204 51.6 50.0 28.2 .102 .132 .178 25.0
2022 Curveball -3.1 -2 54 10.5 8 .000 .000 .000 27.8 50.0 21.1 .045 .061 .044 0.0
2022 Sinker -3.2 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Changeup -1.8 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 435 54.0 119 .279 .413 .341 15.7 13.4 17.6 .304 .523 .391 51.6
2021 Slider -1.8 -5 279 34.7 68 .158 .263 .264 45.2 36.8 28.4 .162 .266 .267 28.1
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 55 6.8 9 .111 .111 .100 35.7 44.4 25.0 .136 .193 .143 20.0
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 22 2.7 5 .000 .000 .280 40.0 20.0 33.3 .098 .100 .338 0.0
2021 Sinker 0.3 0 14 1.7 3 .333 .333 .300 37.5 33.3 50.0 .360 .426 .344 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 1 84 43.3 23 .263 .526 .435 14.0 4.3 6.3 .318 .531 .418 55.6
2020 Slider 3.0 2 69 35.6 15 .231 .692 .480 48.4 33.3 20.8 .147 .445 .300 50.0
2020 Curveball -8.5 -3 33 17.0 12 .000 .000 .058 30.8 33.3 26.7 .119 .151 .168 14.3
2020 Changeup 0.6 0 8 4.1 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 1 324 56.2 86 .325 .575 .404 15.8 17.4 18.8 .279 .481 .333 44.8
2019 Slider -2.3 -4 184 31.9 54 .163 .286 .238 29.8 24.1 21.3 .211 .345 .277 25.0
2019 Curveball -2.4 -1 50 8.7 8 .000 .000 .000 35.0 50.0 17.4 .022 .024 .021 0.0
2019 Changeup 5.9 1 16 2.8 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2019 Sinker -16.0 0 3 0.5 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .024 .024 .021 0.0
! 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 Curveball 31 80.4 60 15.3 7:15 6:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 81 96.9 77 15.6 12:30 12:30 0
2020 Slider 67 87.3 30 5.2 10:15 9:15 60
2021 Changeup 22 87.4 96 14.7 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Curveball 54 79.0 63 14.6 7:00 6:30 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 431 97.4 81 17.0 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Sinker 14 97.5 89 18.9 12:45 1:30 -45
2021 Slider 278 88.2 34 6.2 11:15 10:30 45
2022 Curveball 52 79.3 71 16.6 7:15 7:00 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 284 98.9 85 18.0 12:45 12:15 30
2022 Slider 166 88.4 32 6.1 10:45 9:30 75
! 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
2019 169 656 -4 -8 2 2 -7
2020 57 219 0 -2 2 1 0
2021 204 805 -8 -12 8 4 -8
2022 118 513 -5 -9 1 2 -12
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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 %
2019 577 53.2 72.3 82.9 29.3 59.5 40.7 59.9 52.2 21.9 8.7 78.0
2020 194 50.5 70.4 85.5 22.9 13.6 38.1 60.8 46.9 31.9 8.8 88.2
2021 805 48.7 68.1 82.0 24.5 46.5 40.9 56.3 45.7 27.2 8.0 76.6
2022 513 48.0 71.5 75.0 33.7 36.7 41.1 56.8 51.9 37.6 7.8 70.0
Player 2,089 49.9 70.4 80.9 27.9 44.5 40.6 57.9 49.1 28.8 8.2 76.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 98 94 35
2020 95 95
2021 27 39 41 42 12 76 42 8 17 46 7 60 27 96 96 58
2022 100 100 99 96 100 93 83 37 74 100 31 99 100 99 99 50
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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 22.6 5 5.5 -1 5 3 3 60.0
2020 25.6 3 2.4 1 3 2 1 33.3
2021 25.3 4 3.8 0 0 1 3 75.0
2022 27.8 1 0.8 0 1 1 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 5 7 4 5 5 6 6 6 5 9 4 4 4 5 5 5 7 5 5 8 4 4 6 5 7 6 5 6 5 8
2020 3 2 4 2 3 1 0 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 1 4
2021 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4
2022 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 2
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.8 96.9 -0.9 97.4 0.5 98.8 1.4
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 89.3 1.6 87.4 -1.9 88.1 0.7
Breaking Velocity 87.1 85.1 -2 86.7 1.6 86.3 -0.4
Exit Velocity 88.2 91.8 3.6 90.9 -0.9 89.1 -1.8
Launch Angle 17.9 16.9 -1 12.5 -4.4 20 7.5
Barrel % 6.4 6.1 -0.3 8.3 2.2 5.3 -3
Hard Hit % 35.8 45.5 9.7 43.2 -2.3 35.1 -8.1
Sweet Spot % 34.9 33.3 -1.6 32.6 -0.7 21.1 -11.5
xBA .237 .215 -0.022 .247 0.032 .127 -0.12
BA .245 .186 -0.059 .227 0.041 .093 -0.134
xwOBA .294 .33 0.036 .332 0.002 .2 -0.132
wOBA .304 .327 0.023 .295 -0.032 .162 -0.133
xSLG .4 .408 0.008 .414 0.006 .228 -0.186
SLG .432 .442 0.01 .341 -0.101 .159 -0.182
K% 20.9 19.2 -1.7 22.8 3.6 42.4 19.6
BB% 7.8 15.4 7.6 13.1 -2.3 9.3 -3.8
Swing % 52.2 46.9 -5.3 45.7 -1.2 51.9 6.2
Whiff% 21.9 31.9 10 27.2 -4.7 37.6 10.4
In Zone % 53.2 50.5 -2.7 48.7 -1.8 48 -0.7
Out of Zone % 46.8 49.5 2.7 51.3 1.8 52 0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 29.3 22.9 -6.4 24.5 1.6 33.7 9.2
First Pitch Swing % 37.5 29.4 -8.1 32.5 3.1 32.2 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 60.8 0.9 56.3 -4.5 56.8 0.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 151 .304 78 0 0.0 73 20 27.4
2020 51 .327 30 2 6.7 21 2 9.5
2021 204 .295 130 9 6.9 74 23 31.1
2022 118 .162 70 8 11.4 48 17 35.4

Pitch Tempo