Sam Hentges
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 6" 245LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 4, #128, Cleveland Indians | Mounds View (MN) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 1.17 14 0 0 15.1 18 0.59
2 Seasons 1 4 5.68 44 12 0 84.0 86 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 14 0-0 1.17 15.1 18 0.59
2 Seasons 44 1-4 5.68 84.0 86 1.56

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
2021 24 1260 218 21 9.6 6.6 89.1 114.2 10.9 33.9 .271 .478 .377 .356 .419 42.7 21.4 10.1 6.68 5.54
2022 25 223 34 1 2.9 1.8 87.3 109.5 -9.0 23.5 .194 .280 .159 .226 .304 35.3 32.7 3.6 1.17 1.78
Player 1483 252 22 8.7 5.9 88.8 114.2 8.2 32.5 .259 .448 .344 .337 .403 41.7 23.1 9.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hentges relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.8%) ,
Slider
(22%) ,
Sinker
(22%) ,
Curveball
(15.2%) ,


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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
2021 46.3 27.5 20.2 6.0 41.7 34.4 23.9 4.1 33.5 21.1 26.1 5.5 9.6 6.6
2022 67.6 14.7 17.6 0.0 44.1 35.3 20.6 11.8 50.0 11.8 17.6 5.9 2.9 1.8
Player 49.2 25.8 19.8 5.2 42.1 34.5 23.4 5.2 35.7 19.8 25.0 5.6 8.7 5.9
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.5 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 Sinker CLE L 49 94.4 21.0 1.3 7 13.7 -0.7 -5
2022 Slider CLE L 49 86.3 35.3 1.1 3 5.2 0.4 8
2022 Curveball CLE L 34 80.9 55.6 4.0 8 5.8 -0.8 -13
2022 4-Seamer CLE L 91 94.9 14.0 -0.7 -6 8.1 1.9 31
2021 Sinker CLE L 116 93.0 22.5 2.1 10 12.0 -2.2 -16
2021 Slider CLE L 301 86.1 34.2 -0.6 -2 3.4 -1.1 -25
2021 Curveball CLE L 314 80.2 57.5 4.3 8 7.1 0.2 3
2021 4-Seamer CLE L 523 94.6 15.7 -2.2 -16 6.3 0.0 1
2021 Changeup CLE L 6 88.4 24.4 -2.6 -10 10.6 -2.6 -20
! 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 -2.2 -2 91 40.8 18 .176 .176 .150 26.1 27.8 31.3 .211 .275 .198 46.2
2022 Slider -3.5 -2 49 22.0 14 .143 .214 .154 47.6 57.1 38.1 .147 .175 .139 16.7
2022 Sinker -2.1 -1 49 22.0 11 .222 .222 .291 21.7 9.1 14.3 .318 .622 .449 50.0
2022 Curveball -1.4 0 34 15.2 12 .000 .000 .117 20.0 33.3 16.7 .128 .144 .223 14.3
2021 4-Seamer 2.6 14 523 41.5 142 .403 .637 .481 10.9 5.6 7.7 .346 .668 .457 47.0
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 314 24.9 84 .158 .211 .233 32.8 48.8 28.5 .170 .255 .231 34.3
2021 Slider 1.1 3 301 23.9 62 .309 .527 .380 41.8 29.0 27.7 .241 .422 .326 33.3
2021 Sinker 2.4 3 116 9.2 30 .393 .536 .423 14.0 3.3 8.3 .269 .351 .299 48.1
2021 Changeup 1.2 0 6 0.5 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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
2021 Curveball 314 80.2 84 19.0 5:00 5:15 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 518 94.6 89 15.7 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Sinker 115 93.1 81 15.0 11:00 10:00 60
2021 Slider 296 86.1 18 4.9 2:15 2:15 0
2022 Curveball 33 80.9 81 17.4 5:00 5:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 90 94.9 88 18.2 11:00 11:00 0
2022 Sinker 47 94.3 81 16.7 11:00 10:00 60
2022 Slider 45 86.3 22 6.1 3:15 2:45 30
! 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
2021 318 1,260 -1 2 12 7 20
2022 55 223 -3 -4 0 1 -5
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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 %
2021 1,260 45.9 66.8 87.6 27.0 51.6 41.3 50.0 45.2 24.0 6.0 80.0
2022 223 50.7 63.7 79.2 30.0 51.5 39.0 58.2 47.1 28.6 9.0 70.0
Player 1,483 46.6 66.3 86.2 27.4 51.6 40.9 51.2 45.5 24.7 6.4 77.9
MLB 48.5 66.8 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
2021 10 15 10 11 14 40 19 41 20 33 25 33 10 69 29 57
2022 98 93 97 96 97 92 92 76 69 91 93 69 98 71 38
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24.7 10 13.2 -3 5 6 9 90.0
2022 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 10 14 15 11 13 15 13 14 13 16 14 11 10 12 13 14 17 12 12 13 17 11 10 17 13 14 12 10 11 11 18
2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
! 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 94.3 94.7 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 88.4 0 0
Breaking Velocity 83.1 84.1 1
Exit Velocity 89.1 87.3 -1.8
Launch Angle 10.9 -9 -19.9
Barrel % 9.6 2.9 -6.7
Hard Hit % 42.7 35.3 -7.4
Sweet Spot % 33.9 23.5 -10.4
xBA .271 .194 -0.077
BA .318 .137 -0.181
xwOBA .356 .226 -0.13
wOBA .377 .159 -0.218
xSLG .478 .28 -0.198
SLG .491 .157 -0.334
K% 21.4 32.7 11.3
BB% 10.1 3.6 -6.5
Swing % 45.2 47.1 1.9
Whiff% 24 28.6 4.6
In Zone % 45.9 50.7 4.8
Out of Zone % 54.1 49.3 -4.8
Out of Zone Swing % 27 30 3
First Pitch Swing % 25.8 30.9 5.1
First Pitch Strike % 50 58.2 8.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 318 .377 245 14 5.7 73 19 26.0
2022 55 .159 33 4 12.1 22 11 50.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 332 15.4 42.2% 1.8% 247 23.9 0.0% 14.2%
2022 81 17.4 4.9% 6.2% 24 20.5 0.0% 16.7%

Pitch Distribution