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Sam Tuivailala
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 230LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 3, #106, St. Louis Cardinals | Aragon HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 2.35 23 2 0 23.0 27 1.04
6 Seasons 8 7 3.33 124 2 0 127.0 119 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 23 1-0 2.35 23.0 27 1.04
6 Seasons 124 8-7 3.33 127.0 119 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 265 37 2 5.4 85 107.6 8.3 35.1 .177 .308 .320 .262 .323 26.5 30.8 12.3 3.07 2.90
2016 210 32 0 0 88.1 108.6 12.7 37.5 .290 .372 .351 .359 .353 25 14.9 12.8 6.00 5.83
2017 643 124 5 4 86.5 109.2 12.6 30.6 .242 .390 .267 .293 .341 31.3 19.9 6.4 2.55 3.70
2018 636 121 4 3.3 88.7 108.9 9.4 32.2 .256 .386 .320 .305 .343 33.1 18.2 7.3 3.40 3.95
2019 390 54 3 5.6 87.7 108.1 20.5 27.8 .197 .328 .250 .287 .326 37 28.4 12.6 2.35 3.66
2144 368 14 3.8 87.4 109.2 12.3 31.8 .235 .367 .294 .298 .339 31.7 21.7 9
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.9 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Tuivailala relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(33.3%) ,
Sinker
(28.5%) ,
Slider
(20.3%) ,
Curveball
(17.9%) ,


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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%
2019 4-Seam Fastball 130 59 71 33.3 93.5 23 17 6 4 1 0 1 5 13 .353 .215 .588 .382 .439 .335 94.3 24 2199 5.8 29.8 16.1
2019 Sinker 111 55 56 28.5 93.3 33 27 3 2 1 0 0 10 17 .111 .188 .148 .311 .216 .296 83.2 16 2137 5.9 22.6 31.3
2019 Slider 79 63 16 20.3 86.8 22 22 3 1 1 1 0 6 16 .136 .219 .273 .385 .164 .251 86.0 29 1957 5.7 28.6 24.0
2019 Curveball 70 40 30 17.9 78.8 17 14 1 1 0 0 0 6 8 .071 .156 .071 .204 .175 .253 90.2 9 2276 5.4 33.3 21.4
2018 Sinker 228 125 103 35.9 95.3 58 53 20 15 5 0 0 6 49 .377 .334 .472 .420 .378 .343 88.4 8 2240 6.1 17.8 11.5
2018 Slider 161 113 48 25.4 88.8 43 42 10 9 0 0 1 9 33 .238 .179 .310 .265 .247 .204 85.9 6 2031 5.9 23.1 20.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 148 63 85 23.3 94.9 34 27 5 1 2 0 2 10 18 .185 .235 .481 .535 .351 .388 91.9 14 2333 6.1 28.0 17.9
2018 Curveball 98 40 58 15.4 79.3 28 26 6 4 1 1 0 5 21 .231 .240 .346 .357 .277 .288 91.4 14 2399 5.5 24.4 15.2
! 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 %
2015 48.6 13.5 32.4 5.4 35.1 35.1 29.7 10.8 40.5 18.9 13.5 2.7 5.4
2016 43.8 18.8 31.3 6.3 34.4 31.3 34.4 6.3 18.8 25 46.9 3.1 0
2017 49.2 21 23.4 6.5 26.6 38.7 34.7 4.8 30.6 24.2 25 4 4
2018 50.4 21.5 25.6 2.5 36.4 43 20.7 3.3 38 20.7 24.8 6.6 3.3
2019 33.3 33.3 22.2 11.1 27.8 44.4 27.8 1.9 24.1 35.2 25.9 7.4 5.6
46.7 22 25.5 5.7 31.5 39.9 28.5 4.6 32.1 24.2 25.8 5.2 3.8
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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
2019 Curveball SEA R 70 78.8 54.6 0.3 0 11.3 1.5 15
2019 Slider SEA R 79 86.8 31 -3.4 -10 2.3 -2.1 -48
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 130 93.5 17.1 -0.6 -4 10.5 2.3 28
2019 Sinker SEA R 111 93.3 22.3 -0.3 -1 16.6 1.4 9
2018 Sinker SEA R 228 95.3 19.7 -1.1 -5 16.1 1 7
2018 Curveball SEA R 98 79.3 54.8 0.6 1 13.2 4.2 47
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 148 94.9 15.5 -0.1 0 9.8 1.7 22
2018 Slider SEA R 161 88.8 29.6 -2.4 -7 2.4 -1.5 -39
2017 4-Seamer STL R 275 95.7 14 -0.5 -4 8.5 -0.3 -3
2017 Sinker STL R 94 95.4 19.4 -0.3 -2 16.5 0.9 6
2017 Slider STL R 111 87 33.8 0.8 2 2.8 -0.5 -15
2017 Curveball STL R 118 79.6 53 0.7 1 14.3 5.9 69
2016 Sinker STL R 3 96.4 18 1.1 6 15.9 0.9 6
2016 Slider STL R 55 89.3 30.3 3 11 0.7 -2.1 -156
2016 Curveball STL R 19 81.6 49.8 1.9 4 7.7 0.4 5
2016 4-Seamer STL R 133 96.5 13.7 -1.1 -9 11.7 2.4 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 %
2019 Curveball -3.2 -2 70 17.9 17 .071 .071 .176 33.3 35.3 21.4 .156 .204 .253 37.5
2019 Slider -0.7 -1 79 20.3 22 .136 .273 .17 28.6 27.3 24 .219 .385 .251 37.5
2019 4-Seamer 2.6 3 130 33.3 23 .353 .588 .489 29.8 21.7 16.1 .215 .382 .337 46.2
2019 Sinker -4.1 -5 111 28.5 33 .111 .148 .22 22.6 30.3 31.3 .188 .311 .297 29.4
2018 Curveball -0.4 0 98 15.4 28 .231 .346 .28 24.4 17.9 15.2 .24 .357 .288 42.9
2018 4-Seamer 2 3 148 23.3 34 .185 .481 .406 28 29.4 17.9 .235 .535 .39 38.9
2018 Slider 0.1 0 161 25.3 43 .238 .31 .293 23.1 20.9 20 .179 .265 .204 12.1
2018 Sinker -0.7 -2 228 35.8 58 .377 .472 .383 17.8 10.3 11.5 .334 .42 .343 40.8
2017 Sinker -2.7 -3 94 14.6 27 .185 .333 .22 23.4 25.9 30.4 .234 .397 .267 30
2017 Curveball 2.9 3 118 18.4 35 .313 .438 .384 32.7 28.6 20.8 .273 .409 .327 22.7
2017 Slider -4.2 -5 111 17.3 37 .081 .162 .127 24.6 16.2 16.2 .226 .354 .244 35.5
2017 4-Seamer -1.4 -4 275 42.8 57 .314 .451 .364 19.3 17.5 16.4 .286 .476 .355 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 60 256 0 -4 2 1 0
2016 47 210 1 -3 3 2 2
2017 156 598 -3 -11 5 1 -8
2018 163 635 -2 -3 3 3 1
2019 95 390 -4 -5 2 3 -4
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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 %
2015 265 46.5 60 76.4 27.5 57.9 42.2 60 43 28.9 6.6 82.4
2016 210 54.8 60.9 85.7 15.8 66.7 39 57.4 40.5 17.6 11 73.9
2017 643 54.7 63.3 86 26.2 47.9 46.3 64.3 46 23 8.9 67.9
2018 636 52.9 68.2 83.4 27.8 57.8 41.3 59.4 49.1 22.4 7.6 75
2019 390 42.6 62 81.6 29 58.5 37.9 61.1 43.1 27.4 6.7 76.9
2144 50.9 64 83.4 26.5 55.9 42 61.1 45.5 23.8 8 73.7
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 96 92 24
2016
2017 88 65 47
2018 81 61 44
2019 56 29 21
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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 21.8 1 0.5 1 2 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 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 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 97.1 96.5 -0.6 95.6 -0.9 95.1 -0.5 -1.7 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 86.1 87.3 1.2 83.2 -4.1 85.2 2 -2.1 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 85 88.1 3.1 86.5 -1.6 88.7 2.2 -1 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 8.3 12.7 4.4 12.6 -0.1 9.4 -3.2 11.1 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.4 0 -5.4 4 4 3.3 -0.7 2.3 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 26.5 25 -1.5 31.3 6.3 33.1 1.8 3.9 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 35.1 37.5 2.4 30.6 -6.9 32.2 1.6 -4.4 undefined undefined
xBA .177 .29 0.113 .242 -0.048 .256 0.014 -0.059 undefined undefined
BA .228 .308 0.08 .223 -0.085 .277 0.054 -0.114 undefined undefined
xwOBA .262 .359 0.097 .293 -0.066 .305 0.012 -0.018 undefined undefined
wOBA .32 .351 0.031 .267 -0.084 .32 0.053 -0.07 undefined undefined
xSLG .308 .372 0.064 .39 0.018 .386 -0.004 -0.058 undefined undefined
SLG .421 .333 -0.088 .344 0.011 .405 0.061 -0.142 undefined undefined
K% 30.8 14.9 -15.9 19.9 5 18.2 -1.7 10.2 undefined undefined
BB% 12.3 12.8 0.5 6.4 -6.4 7.3 0.9 5.3 undefined undefined
Swing % 43 40.5 -2.5 46 5.5 49.1 3.1 -6 undefined undefined
Whiff% 28.9 17.6 -11.3 23 5.4 22.4 -0.6 5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 46.5 54.8 8.3 54.7 -0.1 52.9 -1.8 -10.3 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 53.5 45.2 -8.3 45.3 0.1 47.1 1.8 10.3 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 27.5 15.8 -11.7 26.2 10.4 27.8 1.6 1.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 26.2 21.3 -4.9 24.6 3.3 30.3 5.7 -6.1 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 60 57.4 -2.6 64.3 6.9 59.4 -4.9 1.7 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 47 .351 24 0 0.0 23 2 8.7
2017 156 .270 99 0 0.0 57 4 7.0
2018 163 .320 95 3 3.2 68 7 10.3
2019 95 .250 57 0 0.0 38 22 57.9

Pitch Distribution