Scott Van Slyke
LF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2005 | Rd: 14, #436, Los Angeles Dodgers | John Burroughs HS, MO
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2015 253 222 19 53 6 3 .239 .317 .383 .700
2016 113 102 10 23 1 1 .225 .292 .314 .606
2017 48 41 6 5 2 1 .122 .250 .293 .543
6 Seasons 869 760 84 184 29 11 .242 .326 .417 .743
AVG HR SB OPS
2015 .239 6 3 .700
2016 .225 1 1 .606
2017 .122 2 1 .543
6 Seasons .242 29 11 .743
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2015 28 950 164 9 5.5 3.6 88.2 108.5 17.1 32.3 .204 .346 .305 .283 .329 31.7 24.5 9.1
2016 29 401 79 6 7.6 5.3 86.0 108.3 15.6 36.7 .277 .457 .267 .348 .414 35.4 21.2 4.4
2017 30 200 26 4 15.4 8.3 86.5 107.7 17.9 38.5 .200 .398 .236 .304 .390 42.3 31.3 14.6
Player 1551 269 19 7.1 4.6 87.4 108.5 16.7 34.2 .224 .383 .287 .303 .360 33.8 24.4 8.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 40.2 22.6 23.8 13.4 47.6 34.1 17.7 2.4 32.3 29.3 20.1 9.1 5.5 3.6
2016 39.2 19.0 30.4 11.4 35.4 43.0 21.5 5.1 25.3 22.8 30.4 6.3 7.6 5.3
2017 30.8 42.3 19.2 7.7 50.0 30.8 19.2 11.5 19.2 34.6 11.5 7.7 15.4 8.3
Player 39.0 23.4 25.3 12.3 44.2 36.4 19.0 4.1 29.0 27.9 22.3 8.2 7.1 4.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 -2 93 46.5 18 .133 .333 .278 14.3 27.8 33.3 .207 .475 .350 40.0
2017 Sinker 0.1 0 47 23.5 12 .100 .100 .267 29.4 25.0 25.0 .135 .262 .254 42.9
2017 Slider -3.6 -1 27 13.5 8 .000 .000 .088 36.4 50.0 44.4 .168 .265 .246 66.7
2017 Changeup -3.6 0 13 6.5 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 33.3 33.3 .296 .433 .307 50.0
2017 Cutter 3.5 0 12 6.0 4 .250 1.000 .500 66.7 50.0 50.0 .206 .623 .332 50.0
2017 Curveball -3.7 0 8 4.0 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .425 .469 .389 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 57 218 2 -5 1 1 -2
2013 152 632 -8 0 6 3 0
2014 243 967 3 -5 5 4 7
2015 251 945 -4 -8 3 4 -4
2016 112 399 -4 -6 2 2 -6
2017 47 200 -5 -1 3 1 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 950 49.3 69.2 77.5 24.9 54.2 42.0 30.4 46.7 28.4 8.1 81.8
2016 401 50.4 66.8 80.0 28.1 62.5 43.9 28.3 47.6 25.1 7.5 66.7
2017 200 49.5 61.6 77.0 14.9 66.7 39.0 18.8 38.0 23.7 5.0 50.0
Player 1,551 49.6 67.6 78.1 24.5 57.6 42.1 28.5 45.8 27.0 7.5 75.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 64 66
2016 62 57
2017 58 51
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.8 1 2.0 -1 4 1 1 100.0
2017 21.6 2 0.9 1 0 2 0 0.0
Player 21.7 3 2.8 0 4 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 1 2 2 5 1 2 1
2017 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 0
Player 3 3 1 3 3 2 4 2 3 1 2 4 4 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 5 5 2 3 2 7 3 3 1
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.2 86.0 -2.2 86.5 0.5
Launch Angle 17.1 15.6 -1.5 17.9 2.3
Barrel % 5.5 7.6 2.1 15.4 7.8
Hard Hit % 31.7 35.4 3.7 42.3 6.9
Sweet Spot % 32.3 36.7 4.4 38.5 1.8
xBA .204 .277 0.073 .200 -0.077
BA .239 .225 -0.014 .122 -0.103
xwOBA .283 .348 0.065 .304 -0.044
wOBA .305 .267 -0.038 .236 -0.031
xSLG .346 .457 0.111 .398 -0.059
SLG .383 .314 -0.069 .293 -0.021
K% 24.5 21.2 -3.3 31.3 10.1
BB% 9.1 4.4 -4.7 14.6 10.2
Swing % 46.7 47.6 0.9 38.0 -9.6
Whiff% 28.4 25.1 -3.3 23.7 -1.4
In Zone % 49.3 50.4 1.1 49.5 -0.9
Out of Zone % 50.7 49.6 -1.1 50.5 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 24.9 28.1 3.2 14.9 -13.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.4 28.3 -2.1 18.8 -9.5
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 56.6 -4.7 41.7 -14.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 110 38 34.5 .256 .301
2017 Shifts R 47 4 8.5 .258 .000
! 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 %
2012 52 14.9 53.8% 0.0% 46 21.9 0.0% 4.3%
2013 179 15.6 43.6% 3.4% 128 21.7 6.3% 10.2%
2014 247 15.4 46.6% 0.8% 208 22.2 1.0% 8.7%
2015 252 16.6 39.7% 4.4% 183 23.8 8.2% 19.1%
2016 101 18.9 25.7% 7.9% 74 24.0 5.4% 13.5%
2017 49 15.7 40.8% 0.0% 59 23.4 0.0% 11.9%
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