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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
2021 6 4 4.56 51 0 1 47.1 47 1.42
3 Seasons 9 5 4.03 87 0 2 96.0 89 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 51 6-4 4.56 47.1 47 1.42
3 Seasons 87 9-5 4.03 96.0 89 1.34

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
2019 25 577 109 7 6.4 88.2 111.7 17.9 34.9 .237 .400 .304 .294 .345 35.8 20.9 7.8 2.94 3.86
2020 26 194 33 2 6.1 91.8 109.6 16.9 33.3 .215 .408 .327 .330 .340 45.5 19.2 15.4 5.25 4.70
2021 27 805 132 11 8.3 90.9 112.6 12.5 32.6 .245 .406 .295 .329 .378 43.2 22.8 13.1 4.56 4.72
1576 274 20 7.3 89.9 112.6 15.2 33.6 .238 .404 .302 .316 .360 40.5 21.7 11.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Helsley relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.8%) ,
Cutter
(34.7%) ,
Curveball
(6.8%) ,
Changeup
(2.7%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 449 282 167 55.8 97.4 122 107 30 22 5 0 3 17 93 .280 .303 .411 .510 .330 .380 92.3 8 2525 6.5 16.4 18.3
2021 Cutter 279 223 56 34.7 88.2 68 57 9 5 3 0 1 25 32 .158 .160 .263 .263 .261 .263 85.9 24 2451 6.5 45.2 28.4
2021 Curveball 55 28 27 6.8 79.0 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 4 5 .111 .137 .111 .194 .098 .144 88.7 23 2503 6.4 35.7 25.0
2021 Changeup 22 2 20 2.7 87.4 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .091 .000 .091 .277 .326 71.0 3 1545 6.5 40.0 33.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 84 53 31 43.3 96.9 23 19 5 2 2 0 1 1 18 .263 .318 .526 .531 .393 .419 95.0 14 2534 6.5 14.0 6.3
2020 Cutter 69 52 17 35.6 87.3 15 13 3 1 0 0 2 5 8 .231 .147 .692 .445 .416 .300 90.8 8 2521 6.5 48.4 20.8
2020 Curveball 33 11 22 17.0 80.5 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .000 .119 .000 .151 .058 .168 84.9 35 2538 6.5 30.8 26.7
2020 Changeup 8 0 8 4.1 89.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .699 .699 1513 6.6 100.0 0.0
! 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 %
2019 34.9 26.6 30.3 8.3 43.1 30.3 26.6 4.6 22 33 26.6 6.4 6.4
2020 33.3 39.4 18.2 9.1 45.5 30.3 24.2 0 30.3 33.3 15.2 15.2 6.1
2021 42.4 22 26.5 9.1 34.1 43.9 22 3.8 33.3 25 22 7.6 8.3
38.3 25.9 27 8.8 39.1 36.9 24.1 3.6 28.5 29.2 23 8 7.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 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 Cutter STL R 278 88.2 29.7 -2.4 -9 3.3 0.5 16
2021 Changeup STL R 22 87.4 26.9 -2 -7 11.8 -2.1 -15
2021 4-Seamer STL R 446 97.4 11.8 0.8 6 3.6 -3.9 -52
2021 Curveball STL R 54 79 55.4 0.9 2 3.4 -4.9 -59
2020 4-Seamer STL R 84 96.9 13.4 -0.3 -2 3.2 -4.2 -56
2020 Changeup STL R 8 89.3 23.3 -4.8 -17 14 0.2 2
2020 Cutter STL R 69 87.3 33.6 -5.1 -18 4.4 1.4 47
2020 Curveball STL R 33 80.5 54.4 2.3 4 3.9 -4.5 -54
2019 4-Seamer STL R 328 97.8 12.2 1.1 8 7 -0.7 -9
2019 Changeup STL R 16 87.7 25.1 -3.7 -13 10.6 -3.5 -25
2019 Curveball STL R 50 80.9 49.6 -2.7 -5 0.9 -6.9 -88
2019 Cutter STL R 183 88.8 29 -2.2 -8 4.4 2.5 134
! 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 Changeup 0.1 0 22 2.7 5 0 0 .28 40 20 33.3 .091 .091 .33 0
2021 Curveball 0 0 55 6.8 9 .111 .111 .1 35.7 44.4 25 .137 .194 .144 20
2021 Cutter -1.8 -5 279 34.7 68 .158 .263 .264 45.2 36.8 28.4 .16 .263 .265 28.1
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 449 55.8 122 .28 .411 .34 16.4 13.9 18.3 .303 .51 .387 50.5
2020 Changeup 0.5 0 8 4.1 1 .7 100 0 0 .7
2020 Curveball -8.4 -3 33 17 12 0 0 .058 30.8 33.3 26.7 .119 .151 .168 14.3
2020 Cutter 3.1 2 69 35.6 15 .231 .692 .48 48.4 33.3 20.8 .147 .445 .3 50
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 1 84 43.3 23 .263 .526 .435 14 4.3 6.3 .318 .531 .418 55.6
2019 Changeup 5.9 1 16 2.8 1 .7 100 0 0 .7
2019 Curveball -2.4 -1 50 8.7 8 0 0 0 35 50 17.4 .022 .024 .021 0
2019 Cutter -2.2 -4 183 31.7 54 .163 .286 .238 30.1 24.1 21.3 .211 .345 .277 25
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 1 328 56.8 88 .317 .561 .394 15.6 17 18.8 .273 .47 .326 43.5
! 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 Cutter 67 87.3 30 5.2 10:15 9:15 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 81 96.9 77 15.6 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Changeup 22 87.4 96 14.7 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Curveball 54 79 63 14.6 7:00 6:30 30
2021 Cutter 278 88.2 34 6.2 11:15 10:30 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 445 97.4 81 17 12:30 12:30 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
2019 169 656 -3 -8 2 2 -6
2020 57 219 0 -2 2 1 0
2021 204 805 -8 -11 8 4 -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 %
2019 577 53.2 72.3 82.9 29.3 59.5 40.7 59.5 52.2 21.9 8.7 78
2020 194 50.5 70.4 85.5 22.9 13.6 38.1 59.6 46.9 31.9 8.8 88.2
2021 805 48.7 68.1 82 24.5 46.5 40.9 56.3 45.7 27.2 8 76.6
1576 50.6 70 82.8 25.9 48 40.5 57.9 48.2 25.7 8.3 78.6
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
2019 75 93 40
2020
2021 27 37 40 42 14 68 42 9 18 45 7 59 27 61 94 59
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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 5.4 0 6 3 3 60
2020 25.6 3 2.3 1 4 1 1 33.3
2021 25.3 4 3.6 0 2 2 2 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 5 8 5 5 5 5 5 8 6 10 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 6 5 7 4 5 6 5 7
2020 3 3 4 2 3 1 2 3 3 2 4 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 1 4
2021 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 5 3 4
! 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 94.6 92.6 -2 93.9 1.3
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 89.3 1.6 87.4 -1.9
Breaking Velocity 80.9 80.5 -0.4 79 -1.5
Exit Velocity 88.2 91.8 3.6 90.9 -0.9
Launch Angle 17.9 16.9 -1 12.5 -4.4
Barrel % 6.4 6.1 -0.3 8.3 2.2
Hard Hit % 35.8 45.5 9.7 43.2 -2.3
Sweet Spot % 34.9 33.3 -1.6 32.6 -0.7
xBA .237 .215 -0.022 .245 0.03
BA .245 .186 -0.059 .227 0.041
xwOBA .294 .33 0.036 .329 -0.001
wOBA .304 .327 0.023 .295 -0.032
xSLG .4 .408 0.008 .406 -0.002
SLG .432 .442 0.01 .341 -0.101
K% 20.9 19.2 -1.7 22.8 3.6
BB% 7.8 15.4 7.6 13.1 -2.3
Swing % 52.2 46.9 -5.3 45.7 -1.2
Whiff% 21.9 31.9 10 27.2 -4.7
In Zone % 53.2 50.5 -2.7 48.7 -1.8
Out of Zone % 46.8 49.5 2.7 51.3 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 29.3 22.9 -6.4 24.5 1.6
First Pitch Swing % 37.3 28.8 -8.5 32.5 3.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.5 59.6 0.1 56.3 -3.3
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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

Pitch Distribution