Scott McGough
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 190LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 5, #164, Los Angeles Dodgers | Oregon
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 0 0 9.45 6 0 0 6.2 4 2.40
2023 2 7 4.73 63 1 9 70.1 86 1.28
2024 1 3 7.33 22 2 0 27 20 1.70
3 Seasons 3 10 5.71 91 3 9 104 110 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2015 6 0-0 9.45 6.2 4 2.40
2023 63 2-7 4.73 70.1 86 1.28
2024 22 1-3 7.33 27 20 1.70
3 Seasons 91 3-10 5.71 104 110 1.46
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 25 144 27 0 0.0 0.0 88.8 108.3 0.4 37.0 .317 .396 .413 .356 .360 25.9 11.4 11.4 9.45 5.45
2023 33 1233 183 19 10.4 6.3 91.3 112.2 10.5 30.1 .238 .409 .318 .317 .403 48.6 28.6 10.0 4.74 4.24
2024 34 479 85 10 11.8 8.1 90.8 110.3 13.4 34.1 .256 .485 .386 .365 .377 41.2 16.1 14.5 7.33 5.60
Player 1856 295 29 9.8 6.3 91.0 112.2 10.4 31.9 .249 .427 .343 .333 .392 44.4 23.9 11.3
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McGough relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(49.1%) ,
Split Finger
(33.2%) ,
Slider
(13.6%) ,
Sinker
(4.2%) ,


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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
2015 63.0 0.0 33.3 3.7 29.6 37.0 33.3 0.0 55.6 11.1 29.6 3.7 0.0 0.0
2023 49.2 23.0 22.4 5.5 45.4 33.3 21.3 2.7 36.6 18.0 25.7 6.6 10.4 6.3
2024 41.2 28.2 24.7 5.9 24.7 48.2 27.1 1.2 32.9 28.2 18.8 7.1 11.8 8.1
Player 48.1 22.4 24.1 5.4 38.0 38.0 24.1 2.0 37.3 20.3 24.1 6.4 9.8 6.3
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Slider AZ R 65 87.3 31.2 -2.4 -7 5.0 0.9 22
2024 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 235 93.1 13.3 1.9 13 8.1 0.6 8
2024 Split-Finger AZ R 159 85.0 29.3 -5.7 -16 6.9 -2.3 -25
2024 Sinker AZ R 20 93.4 15.6 -7.2 -32 13.8 -1.1 -8
2023 Slider AZ R 113 86.6 33.6 -1.1 -3 5.6 1.1 24
2023 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 625 93.5 13.2 2.0 13 8.6 1.1 14
2023 Sinker AZ R 5 93.7 15.9 -6.2 -28 14.8 -0.2 -1
2023 Split-Finger AZ R 489 85.7 30.6 -3.6 -10 6.1 -3.6 -37
2015 Curveball MIA R 33 83.7 39.2 -7.4 -16 10.3 1.1 12
2015 Changeup MIA R 6 89.6 22.3 -7.0 -24 13.5 1.1 9
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 94 94.2 16.0 -0.1 -1 13.9 6.0 76
2015 Slider MIA R 10 87.7 30.8 -2.7 -8 1.2 -5.6 -128
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -5.1 -12 235 49.1 68 .370 .741 .515 19.2 14.7 18.5 .316 .675 .471 59.1
2024 Split-Finger 0.5 1 159 33.2 36 .133 .267 .263 40.5 25.0 14.8 .202 .304 .283 18.2
2024 Slider 1.9 1 65 13.6 16 .267 .400 .269 20.0 6.3 7.1 .169 .224 .161 26.7
2024 Sinker 6.6 1 20 4.2 4 .000 .000 .000 12.5 0.0 0.0 .157 .179 .144 25.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 2 625 50.7 131 .239 .460 .354 18.0 26.0 22.2 .250 .441 .343 58.0
2023 Split-Finger 0.0 0 490 39.7 139 .198 .389 .291 41.9 32.4 21.8 .218 .357 .283 42.7
2023 Slider -1.7 -2 113 9.2 28 .308 .615 .411 44.1 25.0 25.9 .291 .533 .372 36.8
2023 Sinker 17.3 1 5 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .056 .056 .054 0.0
! 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
2024 4-Seam Fastball 235 93.1 97 19.7 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Split-Finger 154 85.1 94 10.5 1:15 1:30 -15
2024 Sinker 20 93.4 98 20.9 1:00 1:30 -30
2024 Slider 65 87.3 34 6.7 11:00 10:00 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 619 93.5 98 19.7 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Split-Finger 435 85.7 91 9.1 1:15 1:45 -30
2023 Slider 111 86.6 30 6.7 10:15 9:30 45
! 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
2015 35 144 -1 0 -3 0 -3
2023 299 1,233 4 9 -5 -6 1
2024 124 479 -5 4 -5 -3 -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 %
2015 144 48.6 58.6 95.1 27.0 55.0 48.6 51.4 42.4 16.4 6.9 70.0
2023 1,233 48.2 64.8 79.2 31.8 45.8 42.3 58.0 47.7 31.8 7.6 80.9
2024 479 49.8 72.0 77.9 24.5 59.3 45.6 57.3 48.2 26.8 6.9 78.8
Player 1,856 48.6 66.2 79.9 29.6 49.3 43.7 57.3 47.4 29.4 7.4 79.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2015 70 71 11
2023 46 60 43 38 47 46 13 4 1 84 26 87 81 41 75 5
2024 33 75 7
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 93.1 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.0 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 86.6 87.3 0.7
Exit Velocity 91.3 90.8 -0.5
Launch Angle 10.5 13.4 2.9
Barrel % 10.4 11.8 1.4
Hard Hit % 48.6 41.2 -7.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 30.1 34.1 4.0
xBA .238 .256 0.018
BA .226 .275 0.049
xwOBA .317 .365 0.048
wOBA .318 .386 0.068
xSLG .409 .485 0.076
SLG .440 .529 0.089
K% 28.6 16.1 -12.5
BB% 10.0 14.5 4.5
Swing % 47.7 48.2 0.5
Whiff% 31.8 26.8 -5.0
In Zone % 48.2 49.8 1.6
Out of Zone % 51.8 50.2 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 31.8 24.5 -7.3
First Pitch Swing % 29.7 35.5 5.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.0 57.3 -0.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 299 .318 162 4 2.5 137 81 59.1
2024 Shades 124 .386 77 0 0.0 47 22 46.8
! 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 %
2015 32 16.4 28.1% 9.4% 36 18.1 25.0% 13.9%
2023 299 16.6 24.7% 0.0% 223 19.3 3.1% 0.0%
2024 104 16.0 34.6% 2.9% 87 18.7 0.0% 1.1%
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Pitch Distribution