Shane Baz
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 23

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #12, Pittsburgh Pirates | Concordia Lutheran (TX) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 3.38 4 4 0 18.2 21 1.02
2 Seasons 2 1 2.81 7 7 0 32.0 39 0.88
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 4 0-1 3.38 18.2 21 1.02
2 Seasons 7 2-1 2.81 32.0 39 0.88

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 22 198 28 3 10.7 6.1 88.3 111.7 20.3 32.1 .167 .356 .226 .247 .358 32.1 36.7 6.1 2.02 2.53
2022 23 297 45 4 8.9 5.4 91.4 109.4 17.3 37.8 .242 .456 .261 .335 .427 57.8 28.4 9.5 3.38 4.17
Player 495 73 7 9.6 5.7 90.2 111.7 18.5 35.6 .211 .415 .247 .300 .400 47.9 31.7 8.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Baz relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(39.7%) ,
Slider
(34%) ,
Curveball
(15.8%) ,
Changeup
(10.4%) ,


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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 37.8 22.2 26.7 13.3 40.0 48.9 11.1 2.2 28.9 28.9 22.2 8.9 8.9 5.4
Player 38.4 21.9 24.7 15.1 35.6 46.6 17.8 1.4 31.5 32.9 17.8 6.8 9.6 5.7
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 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 Slider TB R 101 87.8 30.5 -2.0 -6 2.8 -1.4 -34
2022 4-Seamer TB R 118 96.0 11.5 2.2 16 8.4 0.9 12
2022 Changeup TB R 31 88.5 24.9 -3.9 -13 16.0 1.7 12
2022 Curveball TB R 47 82.6 53.9 4.4 9 7.7 0.3 5
2021 Slider TB R 42 86.7 34.1 0.2 1 3.1 -1.8 -36
2021 Curveball TB R 37 82.5 55.2 6.1 12 8.3 -0.9 -9
2021 Changeup TB R 11 88.7 26.0 -2.9 -10 17.8 3.6 25
2021 4-Seamer TB R 108 97.0 11.2 2.2 16 9.7 1.5 18
! 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 3 118 39.7 28 .261 .435 .370 17.4 14.3 14.3 .341 .682 .474 63.2
2022 Slider -2.0 -2 101 34.0 33 .133 .267 .217 46.4 42.4 38.9 .172 .345 .260 43.8
2022 Curveball -3.8 -2 47 15.8 7 .143 .143 .129 50.0 42.9 25.0 .175 .194 .160 75.0
2022 Changeup -2.3 -1 31 10.4 6 .167 .167 .150 7.1 0.0 0.0 .288 .450 .308 66.7
2021 4-Seamer -1.7 -2 108 54.5 23 .143 .429 .274 30.4 39.1 31.0 .178 .477 .305 33.3
2021 Slider -2.3 -1 42 21.2 14 .077 .308 .193 40.7 21.4 21.4 .164 .274 .221 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
2022 Changeup 30 88.5 99 19.3 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Curveball 47 82.6 67 18.1 7:00 7:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 118 96.0 92 19.9 1:15 12:45 30
2022 Slider 101 87.8 21 4.9 11:45 10:30 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 74 297 -4 -2 3 2 -2
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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 51.5 71.6 68.5 30.2 55.2 47.0 53.1 51.5 35.3 6.1 75.0
2022 297 50.8 64.9 77.6 24.7 38.9 42.4 59.5 45.1 32.8 7.7 65.2
Player 495 51.1 67.6 73.7 26.9 46.2 44.2 56.9 47.7 33.9 7.1 68.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 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 94 86
2022 86 90
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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 25.3 4 4.5 -1 0 2 3 75.0
2022 27.2 2 2.6 -1 1 2 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5
2022 2 4 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 4 3 3 2 4
! 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 97 96 -1
Offspeed Velocity 88.7 88.5 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 84.7 86.2 1.5
Exit Velocity 88.3 91.4 3.1
Launch Angle 20.3 17.3 -3
Barrel % 10.7 8.9 -1.8
Hard Hit % 32.1 57.8 25.7
Sweet Spot % 32.1 37.8 5.7
xBA .167 .242 0.075
BA .13 .182 0.052
xwOBA .247 .335 0.088
wOBA .226 .261 0.035
xSLG .356 .456 0.1
SLG .348 .303 -0.045
K% 36.7 28.4 -8.3
BB% 6.1 9.5 3.4
Swing % 51.5 45.1 -6.4
Whiff% 35.3 32.8 -2.5
In Zone % 51.5 50.8 -0.7
Out of Zone % 48.5 49.2 0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 24.7 -5.5
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 33.8 9.3
First Pitch Strike % 53.1 59.5 6.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 49 .226 31 6 19.4 18 6 33.3
2022 74 .261 39 11 28.2 35 17 48.6

Pitch Tempo

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