Shane Bieber
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 200LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 4, #122, Cleveland Indians | UC Santa Barbara
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 4 3.17 16 16 0 96.2 134 1.21
2022 13 8 2.88 31 31 0 200 198 1.04
2023 6 6 3.80 21 21 0 128 107 1.23
6 Seasons 60 32 3.27 134 132 0 831 938 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 16 7-4 3.17 96.2 134 1.21
2022 31 13-8 2.88 200 198 1.04
2023 21 6-6 3.80 128 107 1.23
6 Seasons 134 60-32 3.27 831 938 1.12
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2018 23 1805 342 24 7.0 4.9 89.6 112.1 10.4 35.7 .256 .426 .335 .314 .395 38.3 24.3 4.7 4.55 4.18
2019 24 3332 554 47 8.5 5.5 90.6 113.5 12.6 32.5 .236 .418 .280 .295 .405 43.3 30.2 4.7 3.27 3.80
2020 25 1238 153 11 7.2 3.7 89.3 112.9 9.6 26.1 .185 .319 .222 .251 .391 43.1 41.1 7.1 1.63 2.62
2021 26 1559 234 21 9.0 5.2 89.7 115.3 9.6 38.0 .224 .385 .294 .298 .405 43.6 33.1 8.1 3.17 3.73
2022 27 2875 555 40 7.2 5.1 89.9 110.2 10.0 32.4 .245 .386 .269 .292 .369 43.1 25.0 4.6 2.88 3.51
2023 28 1954 387 30 7.8 5.6 91.6 116.3 9.5 34.4 .284 .446 .307 .336 .394 47.8 20.1 6.4 3.80 4.83
Player 12763 2225 173 7.8 5.1 90.3 116.3 10.5 33.4 .243 .403 .286 .300 .392 43.3 27.8 5.5
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.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bieber relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35.2%) ,
Cutter
(26.9%) ,
Slider
(20.6%) ,
Curveball
(13.8%) ,
Changeup
(3.5%) ,


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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
2018 46.5 23.7 26.3 3.5 34.5 36.3 29.2 2.0 35.7 20.8 28.1 6.4 7.0 4.9
2019 44.8 21.7 26.5 7.0 36.8 37.5 25.6 1.4 32.7 22.0 25.5 6.0 8.5 5.5
2020 48.4 19.0 25.5 7.2 38.6 39.2 22.2 3.9 32.7 22.2 27.5 3.3 7.2 3.7
2021 44.9 21.4 27.4 6.4 33.8 38.0 28.2 2.1 34.6 23.1 25.2 6.0 9.0 5.2
2022 48.8 20.9 24.3 5.9 39.5 36.6 24.0 2.9 35.7 21.4 25.9 6.7 7.2 5.1
2023 47.5 22.0 26.1 4.4 35.7 38.8 25.6 3.1 36.2 20.9 26.6 5.4 7.8 5.6
Player 46.8 21.6 25.9 5.7 36.7 37.5 25.8 2.4 34.7 21.6 26.3 5.9 7.8 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 4-Seamer CLE R 687 91.3 15.7 1.3 7 9.6 2.9 43
2023 Cutter CLE R 526 86.5 29.2 0.9 3 2.5 -0.6 -18
2023 Changeup CLE R 68 87.2 28.6 -1.8 -6 14.0 -0.4 -3
2023 Curveball CLE R 270 82.5 50.1 1.4 3 11.6 3.5 43
2023 Slider CLE R 403 84.6 37.6 0.7 2 3.1 -2.3 -42
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 990 91.3 15.3 1.4 8 8.5 1.2 16
2022 Slider CLE R 848 85.0 35.1 -1.1 -3 2.8 -2.6 -48
2022 Curveball CLE R 514 82.0 51.6 2.4 5 9.9 0.9 9
2022 Changeup CLE R 67 86.4 30.3 -0.8 -3 12.9 -1.5 -10
2022 Cutter CLE R 455 86.9 27.0 1.2 4 1.9 -0.7 -26
2021 Slider CLE R 397 85.7 35.6 0.5 1 2.1 -3.2 -61
2021 Curveball CLE R 487 83.1 52.8 3.9 8 8.6 0.1 1
2021 Changeup CLE R 73 87.4 27.5 -2.6 -9 15.1 0.8 5
2021 Cutter CLE R 50 88.2 24.3 2.9 11 1.3 -0.9 -42
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 550 92.8 13.3 2.5 16 9.7 2.1 28
2020 Curveball CLE R 325 83.6 53.6 5.7 12 9.0 1.2 15
2020 Changeup CLE R 105 88.7 29.9 0.8 3 15.9 2.0 14
2020 Slider CLE R 144 84.5 42.0 4.6 12 1.3 -3.9 -74
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 468 94.1 12.6 2.6 17 8.9 1.2 16
2020 Cutter CLE R 196 89.2 24.9 1.2 5 1.9 -0.3 -12
2019 Slider CLE R 854 85.0 34.9 -1.1 -3 1.4 -3.1 -69
2019 Curveball CLE R 660 82.7 50.6 0.9 2 4.0 -3.7 -48
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 1,474 93.1 13.6 2.3 15 8.3 0.7 10
2019 Changeup CLE R 234 87.6 28.4 -0.5 -2 15.7 1.5 10
2019 Sinker CLE R 1 93.7 19.6 -1.9 -9 13.7 -1.1 -7
2018 4-Seamer CLE R 1,035 93.0 16.0 0.0 0 11.0 3.5 47
2018 Curveball CLE R 289 80.0 57.0 4.2 8 7.1 -1.8 -20
2018 Slider CLE R 409 83.7 40.3 1.9 5 2.2 -3.0 -58
2018 Changeup CLE R 69 87.8 23.6 -5.6 -19 11.2 -2.8 -20
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer 0.7 5 687 35.2 169 .257 .434 .331 9.3 14.2 17.3 .316 .512 .383 62.0
2023 Cutter -0.2 -1 526 26.9 127 .319 .469 .394 29.1 7.9 14.9 .324 .508 .392 37.9
2023 Slider 0.7 3 403 20.6 140 .182 .333 .255 32.7 31.4 23.3 .211 .355 .257 34.1
2023 Curveball -0.2 0 270 13.8 82 .231 .359 .298 32.6 34.1 21.2 .258 .371 .292 54.0
2023 Changeup -3.3 -2 68 3.5 14 .500 .571 .539 8.3 0.0 0.0 .462 .548 .441 57.1
2022 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 990 34.4 246 .292 .434 .356 15.1 16.3 20.0 .314 .513 .381 55.3
2022 Slider 1.4 12 849 29.5 263 .191 .287 .233 40.0 31.2 27.2 .196 .297 .235 34.3
2022 Curveball 1.6 8 514 17.9 158 .191 .276 .214 40.7 41.8 25.6 .202 .312 .232 48.9
2022 Cutter 1.2 6 455 15.8 108 .245 .392 .296 23.2 9.3 20.0 .277 .408 .311 30.9
2022 Changeup 0.0 0 67 2.3 16 .250 .438 .294 13.0 0.0 0.0 .250 .526 .326 31.3
2021 4-Seamer 0.1 1 551 35.3 140 .272 .480 .360 22.8 33.6 29.4 .232 .422 .321 56.4
2021 Curveball 0.1 0 487 31.2 145 .233 .333 .319 41.8 37.9 29.1 .233 .376 .314 36.0
2021 Slider 2.1 8 398 25.5 98 .181 .266 .223 45.5 31.6 24.8 .188 .296 .227 39.7
2021 Changeup 2.9 2 73 4.7 12 .182 .455 .300 31.3 0.0 0.0 .285 .593 .398 27.3
2021 Cutter 1.1 1 50 3.2 10 .125 .500 .340 42.9 10.0 100.0 .295 .714 .472 42.9
2020 4-Seamer 1.2 5 468 37.8 108 .218 .347 .272 25.4 39.8 28.7 .227 .398 .290 55.2
2020 Curveball 3.1 10 325 26.3 89 .095 .143 .138 51.5 56.2 30.7 .115 .159 .153 35.3
2020 Cutter 3.5 7 196 15.8 39 .270 .378 .312 33.9 10.3 21.1 .289 .467 .345 42.4
2020 Slider 0.8 1 144 11.6 43 .135 .297 .273 61.2 53.5 34.3 .131 .377 .282 35.7
2020 Changeup 0.7 1 105 8.5 18 .063 .063 .178 53.7 11.1 20.0 .173 .204 .228 21.4
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 10 1,474 44.2 379 .231 .440 .323 13.7 26.4 23.4 .263 .503 .345 48.4
2019 Slider 0.8 7 854 25.6 231 .208 .330 .259 43.5 34.6 30.8 .206 .314 .241 35.5
2019 Curveball 1.1 7 660 19.8 163 .212 .346 .270 48.4 39.9 27.7 .204 .368 .259 43.5
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 234 7.0 56 .309 .436 .347 21.9 10.7 16.2 .304 .492 .340 38.8
2019 Sinker 3.0 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -5 1,035 57.3 280 .310 .510 .383 14.9 22.9 21.6 .268 .441 .341 42.5
2018 Slider 0.9 4 409 22.7 119 .254 .390 .281 43.1 27.7 28.7 .223 .385 .263 28.2
2018 Curveball 0.2 0 289 16.0 71 .232 .406 .285 31.3 28.2 20.2 .263 .405 .292 36.0
2018 Changeup -3.4 -2 69 3.8 15 .357 .643 .397 20.8 6.7 25.0 .293 .600 .354 50.0
! 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
2023 Changeup 68 87.2 98 16.3 2:00 2:15 -15
2023 Cutter 523 86.5 37 6.8 12:15 11:00 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 684 91.3 96 19.2 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Knuckle Curve 269 82.5 83 17.2 7:00 7:30 -30
2023 Slider 402 84.6 20 4.6 9:45 8:30 75
2022 Changeup 66 86.4 98 14.8 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Cutter 450 86.9 39 8.4 12:30 11:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 987 91.3 97 19.2 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Knuckle Curve 511 82.0 82 17.1 7:00 7:15 -15
2022 Slider 835 85.0 17 4.2 10:45 9:30 75
2021 Changeup 73 87.4 99 17.6 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Cutter 49 88.2 39 9.8 12:45 11:45 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 545 92.8 97 20.6 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Knuckle Curve 479 83.1 84 18.0 7:00 7:00 0
2021 Slider 394 85.7 17 3.4 9:30 9:15 15
2020 Changeup 99 88.7 95 17.3 2:00 2:30 -30
2020 Cutter 179 89.2 46 8.6 12:30 11:30 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 463 94.1 98 20.0 1:00 1:00 0
2020 Knuckle Curve 313 83.6 89 19.3 7:00 7:00 0
2020 Slider 142 84.5 27 6.1 7:30 6:30 60
! 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
2018 485 1,802 1 8 -9 -4 -3
2019 829 3,223 21 17 -10 -4 24
2020 322 1,343 4 22 -2 -2 20
2021 405 1,559 0 22 -1 -8 12
2022 842 3,075 -1 41 -5 -7 28
2023 531 1,952 -4 20 -8 -5 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 %
2018 1,805 53.6 62.4 82.3 29.1 52.3 45.1 66.4 46.9 26.1 8.9 71.4
2019 3,332 46.3 65.4 83.0 32.6 44.8 42.4 65.3 47.8 30.6 6.4 69.8
2020 1,238 40.9 64.2 77.5 34.6 36.0 41.9 63.0 46.7 40.7 5.2 68.8
2021 1,559 48.0 65.7 78.3 31.5 34.5 40.5 62.5 47.9 36.4 7.2 75.0
2022 2,875 50.3 67.4 83.9 31.8 39.6 40.8 66.0 49.7 29.7 7.4 79.0
2023 1,954 48.3 64.4 87.5 29.0 49.5 42.2 67.4 46.1 24.2 6.0 78.8
Player 12,763 48.2 65.2 82.8 31.5 42.9 42.1 65.4 47.7 30.5 6.9 74.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2018 41 26 27 29 68 29 38 16 26 62 94 59 63 50 61 7 79
2019 71 57 46 38 87 2 23 8 6 86 95 81 83 47 51 23 78
2020 94 91 83 69 96 19 48 31 17 98 69 98 94 65 73 28 74
2021 67 69 56 48 72 40 29 29 14 94 52 97 83 36 74 38 78
2022 64 41 45 52 78 7 50 15 14 65 93 78 73 15 44 14 82
2023 25 8 23 47 31 25 51 2 3 28 80 37 49 13 53 19 84
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.6 13 16.1 -3 9 11 8 61.5
2019 22.9 31 29.3 2 15 23 11 35.5
2020 23.2 9 9.4 0 0 7 4 44.4
2021 23.7 11 11.3 0 7 6 6 54.5
2022 23.6 20 18.3 2 10 16 6 30.0
2023 23.8 14 14.9 -1 7 18 3 21.4
Player 23.3 98 99.3 -1 48 81 38 38.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 13 19 14 14 18 13 19 15 14 10 14 20 18 13 14 18 14 15 16 19 20 16 22 19 15 11 15 18 21 16 14
2019 31 34 28 30 33 31 33 27 26 21 28 33 36 26 30 27 23 26 27 32 27 34 36 27 24 27 29 32 37 31 23
2020 9 9 11 8 8 10 10 10 5 9 8 8 10 10 9 10 10 9 10 10 11 10 11 9 9 9 10 9 11 10 8
2021 11 12 11 10 12 11 11 12 7 9 10 11 13 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 12 9 11 13 12 9 10
2022 20 15 14 20 19 18 21 15 13 13 15 25 20 18 21 22 17 14 18 19 18 19 26 24 12 15 21 24 20 16 17
2023 14 16 8 16 15 13 19 12 13 8 12 17 16 13 18 18 17 12 19 22 15 11 23 21 12 9 17 17 18 12 9
Player 98 105 86 98 105 96 113 91 78 70 87 114 113 90 103 107 93 88 102 114 103 103 132 114 84 80 103 113 119 94 81
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.0 93.1 0.1 92.7 -0.4 92.4 -0.3 89.9 -2.5 89.2 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 87.8 87.6 -0.2 88.7 1.1 87.4 -1.3 86.4 -1.0 87.2 0.8
Breaking Velocity 82.2 84.0 1.8 83.9 -0.1 84.3 0.4 83.9 -0.4 83.8 -0.1
Exit Velocity 89.6 90.6 1.0 89.3 -1.3 89.7 0.4 89.9 0.2 91.6 1.7
Launch Angle 10.4 12.6 2.2 9.6 -3.0 9.6 0.0 10.0 0.4 9.5 -0.5
Barrel % 7.0 8.5 1.5 7.2 -1.3 9.0 1.8 7.2 -1.8 7.8 0.6
Hard Hit % 38.3 43.3 5.0 43.1 -0.2 43.6 0.5 43.1 -0.5 47.8 4.7
Sweet Spot % 35.7 32.5 -3.2 26.1 -6.4 38.0 11.9 32.4 -5.6 34.4 2.0
xBA .256 .236 -0.020 .185 -0.051 .224 0.039 .245 0.021 .284 0.039
BA .285 .230 -0.055 .167 -0.063 .229 0.062 .230 0.001 .253 0.023
xwOBA .314 .295 -0.019 .251 -0.044 .298 0.047 .292 -0.006 .336 0.044
wOBA .335 .280 -0.055 .222 -0.058 .294 0.072 .269 -0.025 .307 0.038
xSLG .426 .418 -0.008 .319 -0.099 .385 0.066 .386 0.001 .446 0.060
SLG .467 .393 -0.074 .265 -0.128 .373 0.108 .347 -0.026 .406 0.059
K% 24.3 30.2 5.9 41.1 10.9 33.1 -8.0 25.0 -8.1 20.1 -4.9
BB% 4.7 4.7 0.0 7.1 2.4 8.1 1.0 4.6 -3.5 6.4 1.8
Swing % 46.9 47.8 0.9 46.7 -1.1 47.9 1.2 49.7 1.8 46.1 -3.6
Whiff% 26.1 30.6 4.5 40.7 10.1 36.4 -4.3 29.7 -6.7 24.2 -5.5
In Zone % 53.6 46.3 -7.3 40.9 -5.4 48.0 7.1 50.3 2.3 48.3 -2.0
Out of Zone % 46.4 53.7 7.3 59.1 5.4 52.0 -7.1 49.7 -2.3 51.7 2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 29.1 32.6 3.5 34.6 2.0 31.5 -3.1 31.8 0.3 28.9 -2.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.7 31.9 2.2 35.0 3.1 35.8 0.8 33.2 -2.6 31.5 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 66.4 65.3 -1.1 63.0 -2.3 62.5 -0.5 66.0 3.5 67.4 1.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 485 .335 228 4 1.8 257 91 35.4
2019 Shifts 858 .280 450 25 5.6 408 229 56.1
2020 Shifts 297 .222 155 22 14.2 142 102 71.8
2021 Shifts 405 .294 200 21 10.5 205 119 58.0
2022 Shifts 791 .269 436 22 5.0 355 216 60.8
2023 Shades 531 .308 269 2 0.7 262 131 50.0
! 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 %
2018 536 16.0 36.8% 0.7% 290 22.4 0.0% 6.6%
2019 1073 15.1 48.1% 1.1% 357 23.4 0.0% 8.1%
2020 417 16.9 28.3% 1.2% 132 24.7 0.0% 12.1%
2021 457 16.3 33.9% 2.0% 226 25.5 0.0% 14.6%
2022 944 14.6 56.3% 0.4% 316 22.2 0.0% 2.2%
2023 623 14.0 66.5% 0.2% 250 18.8 1.2% 0.8%
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Pitch Distribution