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Ryan Helsley
Popularity: ↑ 7%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 26

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 5.25 12 0 1 12.0 10 1.33
2 Seasons 3 1 3.51 36 0 1 48.2 42 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 1-1 5.25 12.0 10 1.33
2 Seasons 36 3-1 3.51 48.2 42 1.27

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 577 109 7 6.4 88.2 17.9 34.9 .241 .410 .304 .299 .351 35.8 20.9 7.8 2.95 3.76
2020 194 33 2 6.1 91.8 16.9 33.3 .217 .415 .322 .322 .329 45.5 19.2 15.4 5.25 4.77
ALL 771 142 9 6.3 89.1 17.7 34.5 .235 .411 .309 .305 .346 38.0 20.5 9.8
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Helsley relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.3%) ,
Cutter
(35.6%) ,
Curveball
(17%) ,
Changeup
(4.1%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 84 53 31 43.3 96.9 23 19 5 2 2 0 1 1 18 .263 .320 .526 .538 .387 .408 95.0 14 2534 14.0 6.3
2020 Cutter 69 52 17 35.6 87.3 15 13 3 1 0 0 2 5 8 .231 .151 .692 .458 .409 .294 90.8 8 2521 48.4 20.8
2020 Curveball 33 11 22 17.0 80.5 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .000 .118 .000 .150 .058 .162 84.9 35 2538 30.8 26.7
2020 Changeup 8 0 8 4.1 89.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .690 .690 1513 100.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 328 148 180 56.8 97.8 88 82 26 14 8 0 4 15 69 .317 .277 .561 .484 .373 .332 91.3 18 2510 15.9 18.8
2019 Cutter 183 121 62 31.7 88.8 54 49 8 5 1 1 1 13 36 .163 .217 .286 .349 .231 .279 83.7 15 2476 30.1 21.3
2019 Curveball 50 13 37 8.7 81.0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .000 .031 .000 .033 .000 .029 75.6 52 2421 35.0 17.4
2019 Changeup 16 0 16 2.8 87.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .690 .690 1621 100.0 0.0


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
2020 Curveball STL R 33 80.5 54.4 2.1 4 3.9 -4.5 -54
2020 Changeup STL R 8 89.3 23.3 -4.7 -17 14 0.3 2
2020 4-Seamer STL R 84 96.9 13.4 -0.3 -2 3.2 -4.1 -56
2020 Cutter STL R 69 87.3 33.6 -5 -18 4.4 1.3 43
2019 Cutter STL R 183 88.8 29 -2.2 -8 4.4 2.5 136
2019 Changeup STL R 16 87.7 25.1 -3.7 -13 10.6 -3.5 -25
2019 Curveball STL R 50 81 49.6 -2.8 -5 0.9 -7 -88
2019 4-Seamer STL R 328 97.8 12.2 1.1 8 7 -0.7 -9
! 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 %
2020 Changeup 0.8 0 8 4.1 1 .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 .700
2020 Curveball -8.4 -3 33 17.0 12 .000 .000 .058 30.8 33.3 26.7 .118 .150 .163 14.3
2020 Cutter 3.4 2 69 35.6 15 .231 .692 .480 48.4 33.3 20.8 .151 .458 .295 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 1 84 43.3 23 .263 .526 .435 14.0 4.3 6.3 .320 .538 .408 55.6
2019 Changeup 6.0 1 16 2.8 1 .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 .700
2019 Curveball -2.4 -1 50 8.7 8 .000 .000 .000 35.0 50.0 17.4 .031 .033 .029 0.0
2019 Cutter -2.2 -4 183 31.7 54 .163 .286 .238 30.1 24.1 21.3 .217 .349 .279 25.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 1 328 56.8 88 .317 .561 .399 15.9 17.0 18.8 .277 .484 .332 43.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Curveball 32 80.5 59 15.2 6:30 7:00 30
2020 Cutter 68 87.3 30 5.2 9:15 10:15 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 82 96.9 77 15.6 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 169 652 -3 -7 3 2 -6
2020 56 218 0 -2 2 1 0
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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 71.3 84.0 28.9 60.3 40.7 59.5 51.5 22.2 8.7 78.0
2020 194 50.5 70.4 85.5 22.9 13.6 38.7 59.6 46.9 31.9 8.8 88.2
ALL 771 52.5 71.1 84.4 27.3 50.0 40.2 59.5 50.3 24.5 8.7 80.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 3.7 22.0 33.0 26.6 6.4 6.4
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
ALL 34.5 29.6 27.5 8.5 43.7 30.3 26.1 2.8 23.9 33.1 23.9 8.5 6.3
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

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
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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 5.2 -0.2 4 3 3 60.0
2020 25.6 3 2.3 0.7 4 1 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 5 7 5 5 5 5 5 7 6 9 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 6 5 6 4 5 5 5 6
2020 3 3 4 2 3 2 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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 92.6 -2
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 89.3 1.6
Breaking Velocity 81 80.5 -0.5
Exit Velocity 88.2 91.8 3.6
Launch Angle 17.9 16.9 -1
Barrel % 6.4 6.1 -0.3
Hard Hit % 35.8 45.5 9.7
Sweet Spot % 34.9 33.3 -1.6
xBA .241 .217 -0.024
BA .245 .186 -0.059
xwOBA .299 .322 0.023
wOBA .304 .322 0.018
xSLG .41 .415 0.005
SLG .432 .442 0.01
K% 20.9 19.2 -1.7
BB% 7.8 15.4 7.6
Swing % 51.5 46.9 -4.6
Whiff% 22.2 31.9 9.7
In Zone Swing % 53.2 50.5 -2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 46.8 49.5 2.7
First Pitch Swing % 35.9 28.8 -7.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.5 59.6 0.1
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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 .322 30 2 6.7 21 2 9.5

Pitch Distribution