Ryan Helsley
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 9 1 1.25 54 0 19 64.2 94 0.74
4 Seasons 18 6 2.91 141 0 21 160.2 183 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 54 9-1 1.25 64.2 94 0.74
4 Seasons 141 18-6 2.91 160.2 183 1.10

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 27 962 125 11 8.8 4.6 88.8 112.0 22.2 27.2 .152 .275 .198 .223 .319 39.2 39.3 8.4 1.25 2.04
Player 2538 399 31 7.8 4.8 89.6 112.6 17.4 31.6 .206 .358 .264 .282 .349 40.1 28.2 10.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Helsley relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57%) ,
Slider
(32.1%) ,
Curveball
(10.3%) ,
Changeup
(0.6%) ,


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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 34.4 32.0 18.4 15.2 33.6 38.4 28.0 5.6 20.8 36.8 22.4 5.6 8.8 4.6
Player 37.1 27.8 24.3 10.8 37.3 37.3 25.3 4.3 26.1 31.6 22.8 7.3 7.8 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 6 89.7 22.0 -6.4 -22 10.9 -3.7 -25
2022 4-Seamer STL R 548 99.6 9.5 2.2 19 2.8 -5.2 -65
2022 Slider STL R 309 89.1 32.2 1.2 4 4.5 0.5 13
2022 Curveball STL R 99 80.7 53.7 1.8 4 6.7 -1.4 -18
2021 Sinker STL R 14 97.5 14.5 -3.9 -21 12.5 -2.4 -16
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
2020 Changeup STL R 8 89.3 23.3 -4.8 -17 14.0 0.2 2
2020 Slider STL R 69 87.3 33.6 0.2 1 4.4 0.5 12
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
2019 Sinker STL R 3 97.3 14.7 -4.5 -23 13.6 -1.1 -8
2019 4-Seamer STL R 324 97.8 12.1 1.1 8 6.9 -0.7 -10
2019 Slider STL R 184 88.8 28.9 -2.6 -8 4.3 1.1 35
2019 Changeup STL R 16 87.7 25.1 -3.6 -13 10.6 -3.5 -25
2019 Curveball STL R 50 80.9 49.6 -2.7 -5 0.9 -6.9 -88
! 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 -2.4 -13 548 57.0 146 .150 .233 .213 28.6 32.9 29.4 .170 .285 .240 40.0
2022 Slider -1.6 -5 309 32.1 78 .111 .292 .215 53.5 50.0 33.1 .135 .294 .229 42.4
2022 Curveball -2.9 -3 99 10.3 14 .000 .000 .000 42.4 50.0 23.3 .075 .092 .071 14.3
2022 Changeup -0.4 0 6 0.6 -- -- -- 33.3 -- 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 2.9 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 0.4 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 -2.5 -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 96 80.7 69 15.8 7:15 7:00 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 546 99.6 86 18.0 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Slider 305 89.1 30 6.0 10:45 9:15 90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 169 656 -4 -7 2 2 -7
2020 57 219 0 -2 2 1 0
2021 204 805 -8 -12 8 4 -8
2022 245 995 -9 -16 2 4 -19
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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 41.0 56.3 45.7 27.2 8.0 76.6
2022 962 50.8 71.2 74.1 34.2 35.8 42.5 63.4 53.0 37.8 8.2 72.2
Player 2,538 50.7 70.5 79.5 29.1 42.6 41.3 60.1 50.0 30.6 8.3 76.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 98 94 36 64
2020 95 95 62
2021 27 39 40 42 12 76 42 8 17 46 7 60 13 96 96 58 64
2022 99 99 97 74 99 72 24 41 37 99 43 97 91 100 99 57 77
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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 24.8 6 6.3 0 4 7 0 0.0
Player 24.4 18 18.1 0 12 13 7 38.9

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 6 7 7 6 7 8 7 6 6 3 7 6 5 3 4 7 6 6 6 8 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 9
Player 18 17 22 15 19 18 17 18 18 15 24 16 14 13 15 19 17 19 17 19 21 17 18 19 17 21 19 17 19 15 25
! 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 99.6 2.2
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 89.3 1.6 87.4 -1.9 89.7 2.3
Breaking Velocity 87.1 85.1 -2 86.7 1.6 87.1 0.4
Exit Velocity 88.2 91.8 3.6 90.9 -0.9 88.8 -2.1
Launch Angle 17.9 16.9 -1 12.5 -4.4 22.2 9.7
Barrel % 6.4 6.1 -0.3 8.3 2.2 8.8 0.5
Hard Hit % 35.8 45.5 9.7 43.2 -2.3 39.2 -4
Sweet Spot % 34.9 33.3 -1.6 32.6 -0.7 27.2 -5.4
xBA .237 .215 -0.022 .247 0.032 .152 -0.095
BA .245 .186 -0.059 .227 0.041 .128 -0.099
xwOBA .294 .33 0.036 .332 0.002 .223 -0.109
wOBA .304 .327 0.023 .295 -0.032 .198 -0.097
xSLG .4 .408 0.008 .414 0.006 .275 -0.139
SLG .432 .442 0.01 .341 -0.101 .237 -0.104
K% 20.9 19.2 -1.7 22.8 3.6 39.3 16.5
BB% 7.8 15.4 7.6 13.1 -2.3 8.4 -4.7
Swing % 52.2 46.9 -5.3 45.7 -1.2 53 7.3
Whiff% 21.9 31.9 10 27.2 -4.7 37.8 10.6
In Zone % 53.2 50.5 -2.7 48.7 -1.8 50.8 2.1
Out of Zone % 46.8 49.5 2.7 51.3 1.8 49.2 -2.1
Out of Zone Swing % 29.3 22.9 -6.4 24.5 1.6 34.2 9.7
First Pitch Swing % 37.5 29.4 -8.1 32.5 3.1 36.6 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 60.8 0.9 56.3 -4.5 63.4 7.1
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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 238 .198 139 19 13.7 99 41 41.4

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 135 18.7 10.4% 2.2% 100 26.0 0.0% 20.0%
2020 43 18.8 9.3% 11.6% 39 26.3 0.0% 15.4%
2021 241 22.7 0.4% 10.0% 136 27.3 0.0% 27.2%
2022 264 23.1 0.0% 10.6% 130 26.0 0.0% 19.2%
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Pitch Distribution