Shane Baz
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #12, Pittsburgh Pirates | Concordia Lutheran (TX) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0 2.03 3 3 0 13.1 18 0.68
2022 1 2 5.00 6 6 0 27 30 1.33
2024 0 1 5.23 2 2 0 10.1 11 1.45
3 Seasons 3 3 4.26 11 11 0 50.2 59 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 3 2-0 2.03 13.1 18 0.68
2022 6 1-2 5.00 27 30 1.33
2024 2 0-1 5.23 10.1 11 1.45
3 Seasons 11 3-3 4.26 50.2 59 1.18
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
2021 22 198 28 3 10.7 6.1 88.3 111.7 20.3 32.1 .167 .357 .226 .247 .358 32.1 36.7 6.1 2.02 2.53
2022 23 444 77 6 7.8 5.1 91.1 111.3 12.0 36.4 .248 .415 .333 .319 .394 51.9 25.6 7.7 5.00 4.25
2024 25 160 32 5 15.6 11.1 93.0 108.4 25.7 40.6 .278 .561 .355 .366 .472 56.3 24.4 4.4 5.23 5.64
Player 802 137 14 10.2 6.6 91.0 111.7 16.9 36.5 .236 .433 .313 .312 .405 48.9 28.0 6.6
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Baz relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(47.5%) ,
Slider
(36.3%) ,
Curveball
(11.3%) ,
Changeup
(5.0%) ,


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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 39.3 21.4 21.4 17.9 28.6 42.9 28.6 0.0 35.7 39.3 10.7 3.6 10.7 6.1
2022 44.2 18.2 27.3 10.4 40.3 42.9 16.9 3.9 33.8 23.4 24.7 6.5 7.8 5.1
2024 25.0 37.5 28.1 9.4 31.3 25.0 43.8 3.1 21.9 28.1 18.8 12.5 15.6 11.1
Player 38.7 23.4 26.3 11.7 35.8 38.7 25.5 2.9 31.4 27.7 20.4 7.3 10.2 6.6
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 Changeup TB R 8 89.2 26.9 -2.4 -8 15.5 0.8 6
2024 4-Seam Fastball TB R 76 96.3 12.4 1.3 9 10.5 3.0 40
2024 Slider TB R 58 87.5 33.0 -0.5 -2 2.8 -1.4 -33
2024 Curveball TB R 18 84.2 52.7 5.9 13 6.3 -1.0 -14
2022 Slider TB R 165 87.7 30.4 -2.6 -8 2.2 -1.9 -46
2022 Changeup TB R 37 88.5 24.9 -3.9 -14 16.0 1.7 12
2022 4-Seam Fastball TB R 178 96.0 11.8 1.9 14 8.9 1.3 17
2022 Curveball TB R 64 82.3 53.8 4.0 8 7.2 -0.3 -3
2021 Curveball TB R 37 82.5 55.2 5.6 11 8.3 -0.3 -4
2021 Slider TB R 42 86.7 34.1 0.2 1 3.1 -1.5 -33
2021 4-Seam Fastball TB R 108 97.0 11.2 2.2 16 9.7 1.4 17
2021 Changeup TB R 11 88.7 26.0 -2.9 -10 17.8 3.6 25
! 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 -2.8 -2 76 47.5 23 .429 .762 .524 25.6 26.1 37.5 .274 .616 .398 66.7
2024 Slider 4.4 3 58 36.3 15 .067 .067 .060 20.7 26.7 20.0 .175 .372 .229 45.5
2024 Curveball -7.2 -1 18 11.3 7 .429 .571 .436 12.5 14.3 25.0 .513 .802 .560 50.0
2024 Changeup -3.0 0 8 5.0 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.4 -4 178 40.1 44 .289 .474 .399 16.4 13.6 15.4 .336 .603 .443 50.0
2022 Slider 1.1 2 165 37.2 49 .200 .422 .296 43.5 38.8 38.0 .172 .273 .233 50.0
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 64 14.4 14 .357 .429 .346 42.3 35.7 27.8 .210 .258 .203 66.7
2022 Changeup -3.3 -1 37 8.3 10 .200 .500 .380 5.6 0.0 0.0 .311 .557 .362 50.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 2 108 54.5 23 .143 .429 .274 30.4 39.1 31.0 .177 .476 .305 33.3
2021 Slider 2.3 1 42 21.2 14 .077 .308 .193 40.7 21.4 21.4 .166 .276 .223 30.0
2021 Curveball 0.8 0 37 18.7 9 .111 .111 .100 50.0 55.6 38.5 .125 .210 .144 50.0
2021 Changeup 2.6 0 11 5.6 3 .333 .667 .417 20.0 33.3 33.3 .228 .311 .236 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 Curveball 18 84.2 69 17.7 7:15 6:45 30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 76 96.3 97 20.1 1:15 1:00 15
2024 Slider 58 87.5 17 3.6 11:15 9:45 90
2022 Changeup 36 88.5 99 19.2 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Curveball 64 82.3 67 17.6 7:00 6:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 178 96.0 93 19.9 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Slider 164 87.6 21 4.8 11:30 11:00 30
2021 Changeup 11 88.7 97 20.2 2:00 2:15 -15
2021 Curveball 37 82.5 74 19.6 7:15 7:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 108 97.0 92 20.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Slider 42 86.7 13 3.9 10:45 9:30 75
! 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 62 245 -1 3 -1 -1 1
2022 117 444 3 -1 -4 -2 -4
2024 45 160 -2 3 -1 -1 -1
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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 198 52.0 70.9 68.5 30.5 55.2 46.5 53.1 51.5 35.3 6.1 75.0
2022 444 53.6 66.0 79.0 25.2 40.4 43.0 59.0 47.1 30.6 7.9 65.7
2024 160 54.4 74.7 84.6 21.9 50.0 42.5 66.7 50.6 22.2 5.6 77.8
Player 802 53.4 68.9 77.6 25.9 46.4 43.8 59.2 48.9 30.1 7.0 69.6
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
2021 93 89 80
2022 84 93 84 68
2024 86 90 57
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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 2021 2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.0 96.0 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 88.7 88.5 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 84.7 86.1 1.4
Exit Velocity 88.3 91.1 2.8
Launch Angle 20.3 12.0 -8.3
Barrel % 10.7 7.8 -2.9
Hard Hit % 32.1 51.9 19.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.1 36.4 4.3
xBA .167 .248 0.081
BA .130 .252 0.122
xwOBA .247 .319 0.072
wOBA .226 .333 0.107
xSLG .357 .415 0.058
SLG .348 .449 0.101
K% 36.7 25.6 -11.1
BB% 6.1 7.7 1.6
Swing % 51.5 47.1 -4.4
Whiff% 35.3 30.6 -4.7
In Zone % 52.0 53.6 1.6
Out of Zone % 48.0 46.4 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 30.5 25.2 -5.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 30.8 6.3
First Pitch Strike % 53.1 59.0 5.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 49 .226 31 6 19.4 18 6 33.3
2022 Shifts 117 .333 72 17 23.6 45 26 57.8
2024 Shades 45 .355 19 10 52.6 26 19 73.1
! 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 %
2021 76 21.4 0.0% 1.3% 10 25.0 0.0% 20.0%
2022 133 21.4 0.0% 5.3% 68 26.1 0.0% 16.2%
2024 43 18.5 2.3% 0.0% 24 20.6 0.0% 4.2%
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Pitch Distribution