Sam Gaviglio
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 5, #170, St. Louis Cardinals | Oregon State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 3 10 5.31 26 24 0 123.2 105 1.44
2019 4 2 4.61 52 0 0 95.2 88 1.12
2020 0 1 9.00 4 0 0 3 1 2.67
4 Seasons 11 18 4.88 98 37 0 296.2 243 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 26 3-10 5.31 123.2 105 1.44
2019 52 4-2 4.61 95.2 88 1.12
2020 4 0-1 9.00 3 1 2.67
4 Seasons 98 11-18 4.88 296.2 243 1.33
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2017 27 1169 235 19 8.1 6.1 88.2 110.5 8.9 32.8 .284 .495 .356 .361 .397 38.3 15.7 8.3 4.36 5.81
2018 28 2041 401 27 6.7 4.9 88.9 114.1 7.8 31.4 .265 .435 .344 .330 .380 40.4 19.2 6.9 5.31 4.67
2019 29 1427 278 18 6.5 4.6 88.3 113.8 10.2 25.9 .232 .428 .300 .302 .362 35.3 22.4 5.6 4.61 4.00
2020 30 67 11 1 9.1 5.9 95.8 107.0 26.4 45.5 .272 .432 .401 .434 .353 45.5 5.9 29.4 9.00 9.07
Player 4704 925 65 7.0 5.1 88.6 114.1 9.1 30.3 .259 .447 .335 .330 .379 38.4 19.1 7.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gaviglio relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(49.3%) ,
Slider
(23.9%) ,
Curveball
(20.9%) ,
Changeup
(4.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.5%) ,


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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
2017 50.2 20.0 23.8 6.0 42.1 36.6 21.3 5.5 37.0 20.0 23.0 5.1 8.1 6.1
2018 50.1 20.0 24.9 5.0 39.4 41.1 19.5 4.0 36.4 20.0 24.9 6.5 6.7 4.9
2019 48.2 26.6 18.3 6.8 38.1 39.6 22.3 4.7 36.7 25.5 19.1 7.2 6.5 4.6
2020 9.1 45.5 45.5 0.0 9.1 54.5 36.4 0.0 9.1 45.5 27.3 9.1 9.1 5.9
Player 49.1 22.3 22.9 5.7 39.4 39.7 21.0 4.5 36.3 21.9 22.7 6.4 7.0 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2020 Slider TOR R 16 82.5 36.7 -3.3 -8 3.2 -2.9 -47
2020 Changeup TOR R 3 83.3 32.9 -0.4 -1 15.4 2.2 17
2020 Curveball TOR R 14 81.5 42.1 -8.1 -16 4.9 -3.8 -43
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 1 85.9 27.8 -8.1 -41 7.2 0.6 9
2020 Sinker TOR R 33 88.0 29.1 3.3 13 14.7 1.0 8
2019 Curveball TOR R 51 79.8 47.0 -6.3 -12 5.2 -4.0 -43
2019 Slider TOR R 632 84.3 34.6 -2.2 -6 0.7 -4.1 -85
2019 Changeup TOR R 139 82.5 37.1 4.2 13 12.7 -1.1 -8
2019 Sinker TOR R 605 89.2 26.0 1.2 5 13.5 -0.5 -4
2018 Changeup TOR R 229 82.8 34.5 1.6 5 13.3 -0.3 -2
2018 Curveball TOR R 116 77.9 50.0 -6.1 -11 7.0 -2.5 -26
2018 Slider TOR R 579 83.0 36.7 -2.2 -6 2.4 -2.8 -54
2018 Sinker TOR R 1,115 88.0 26.7 1.2 5 13.5 -0.6 -4
2017 Sinker KC R 640 88.7 24.1 0.6 2 13.9 -0.2 -1
2017 Changeup KC R 114 83.9 32.6 2.8 9 14.3 0.9 7
2017 Slider KC R 238 83.3 35.9 -1.2 -3 1.9 -2.9 -61
2017 4-Seamer KC R 20 88.6 18.9 -1.5 -8 6.8 -0.8 -10
2017 Curveball KC R 155 79.1 46.8 -5.5 -11 5.9 -2.0 -26
! 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 Sinker 0.6 0 33 49.3 7 .250 .250 .429 12.5 14.3 14.3 .272 .380 .457 66.7
2020 Slider 4.1 1 16 23.9 6 .250 .250 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 .262 .378 .397 40.0
2020 Curveball -2.5 0 14 20.9 3 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 .092 .111 .302 0.0
2020 Changeup -77.0 -2 3 4.5 1 1.000 3.000 1.600 0.0 0.0 -- .680 1.499 .899 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 4.2 0 1 1.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider 1.4 9 632 44.3 188 .183 .400 .262 37.3 29.8 27.1 .190 .415 .264 31.0
2019 Sinker -0.5 -3 605 42.4 156 .301 .500 .384 13.4 14.7 18.3 .281 .456 .357 38.6
2019 Changeup 2.2 3 139 9.7 39 .162 .270 .240 28.2 23.1 25.7 .229 .340 .246 37.9
2019 Curveball -1.1 -1 51 3.6 9 .556 .778 .578 6.7 0.0 0.0 .365 .631 .408 44.4
2018 Sinker -2.0 -22 1,115 54.6 295 .336 .566 .433 10.8 14.9 18.0 .300 .514 .392 47.7
2018 Slider 1.3 8 579 28.4 175 .202 .375 .265 35.1 30.3 22.7 .216 .356 .257 31.6
2018 Changeup 0.7 2 229 11.2 57 .255 .345 .281 21.5 12.3 11.3 .235 .304 .239 26.5
2018 Curveball -0.6 -1 116 5.7 20 .316 .368 .319 17.9 5.0 5.9 .337 .471 .347 47.4
2017 Sinker 0.4 3 640 54.7 169 .311 .507 .389 8.9 11.2 13.9 .310 .484 .379 41.5
2017 Slider -1.7 -4 238 20.4 72 .234 .625 .382 32.0 25.0 19.1 .272 .589 .394 36.2
2017 Curveball 0.6 1 155 13.3 35 .200 .371 .241 27.1 25.7 18.0 .236 .408 .272 38.5
2017 Changeup 1.5 2 114 9.8 30 .172 .414 .243 16.4 10.0 11.5 .196 .417 .251 22.2
2017 4-Seamer -5.1 -1 20 1.7 6 .600 .800 .750 0.0 0.0 0.0 .570 .742 .591 60.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 13 81.5 19 6.0 8:30 8:00 30
2020 Sinker 32 88.0 73 16.4 1:15 2:30 -75
2020 Slider 16 82.5 14 4.2 9:45 10:00 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 312 1,167 -6 17 -8 -3 1
2018 547 2,039 -9 14 -11 -7 -14
2019 392 1,427 0 16 -3 -4 9
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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 %
2017 1,169 53.9 62.0 87.2 23.4 65.1 44.9 61.7 44.1 17.6 9.6 70.5
2018 2,041 47.3 63.5 88.7 26.1 56.6 42.0 64.2 43.8 20.9 6.4 73.1
2019 1,427 49.1 62.1 82.5 28.9 48.1 39.9 66.3 45.2 27.8 7.9 76.1
2020 67 35.8 58.3 100.0 14.0 66.7 37.3 47.1 29.9 5.0 6.0 75.0
Player 4,704 49.3 62.6 86.6 26.1 55.5 42.0 64.0 44.1 22.1 7.6 73.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2017 8 9 7 9 13 37 11 23 10 13 51 7 8 6 21 10 85
2018 25 16 22 30 36 24 42 32 10 27 72 23 27 3 12 10 88
2019 64 63 39 25 83 46 59 58 61 49 87 67 47 6 16 10 87
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 21.5 16 14.4 2 2 12 7 43.8
2018 21.8 21 20.7 0 5 20 6 28.6
2019 24.0 18 16.5 2 6 15 6 33.3
Player 22.5 55 51.6 3 13 47 19 34.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 16 12 11 19 16 14 18 14 12 11 14 18 14 14 15 18 11 12 15 16 14 15 18 17 13 11 15 18 16 12 10
2018 21 25 15 20 22 20 24 21 16 14 16 22 25 15 22 25 19 18 22 22 22 24 27 25 17 15 20 25 28 20 14
2019 18 20 18 17 16 18 20 17 12 9 15 19 20 18 15 14 15 12 19 17 20 18 21 18 15 13 13 20 21 15 11
Player 55 57 44 56 54 52 62 52 40 34 45 59 59 47 52 57 45 42 56 55 56 57 66 60 45 39 48 63 65 47 35
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.7 88.0 -0.7 89.2 1.2 87.9 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 82.8 -1.1 82.5 -0.3 83.3 0.8
Breaking Velocity 81.6 82.2 0.6 84.0 1.8 82.0 -2.0
Exit Velocity 88.2 88.9 0.7 88.3 -0.6 95.8 7.5
Launch Angle 8.9 7.8 -1.1 10.2 2.4 26.4 16.2
Barrel % 8.1 6.7 -1.4 6.5 -0.2 9.1 2.6
Hard Hit % 38.3 40.4 2.1 35.3 -5.1 45.5 10.2
Sweet Spot % 32.8 31.4 -1.4 25.9 -5.5 45.5 19.6
xBA .284 .265 -0.019 .232 -0.033 .272 0.040
BA .270 .281 0.011 .235 -0.046 .273 0.038
xwOBA .361 .330 -0.031 .302 -0.028 .434 0.132
wOBA .356 .344 -0.012 .300 -0.044 .401 0.101
xSLG .495 .435 -0.060 .428 -0.007 .432 0.004
SLG .512 .470 -0.042 .434 -0.036 .455 0.021
K% 15.7 19.2 3.5 22.4 3.2 5.9 -16.5
BB% 8.3 6.9 -1.4 5.6 -1.3 29.4 23.8
Swing % 44.1 43.8 -0.3 45.2 1.4 29.9 -15.3
Whiff% 17.6 20.9 3.3 27.8 6.9 5.0 -22.8
In Zone % 53.9 47.3 -6.6 49.1 1.8 35.8 -13.3
Out of Zone % 46.1 52.7 6.6 50.9 -1.8 64.2 13.3
Out of Zone Swing % 23.4 26.1 2.7 28.9 2.8 14.0 -14.9
First Pitch Swing % 27.2 27.7 0.5 28.3 0.6 17.6 -10.7
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 64.2 2.5 66.3 2.1 47.1 -19.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 312 .356 165 10 6.1 147 70 47.6
2018 Shifts 547 .344 295 12 4.1 252 107 42.5
2019 Shifts 392 .300 227 75 33.0 165 138 83.6
2020 Shifts 17 .401 11 5 45.5 6 5 83.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 378 16.4 28.6% 2.4% 188 24.1 0.5% 18.6%
2018 655 16.8 26.4% 2.0% 318 24.7 0.0% 13.2%
2019 479 18.2 11.7% 2.5% 210 25.3 0.0% 18.1%
2020 20 18.6 0.0% 0.0% 20 24.3 0.0% 20.0%
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Pitch Distribution