Shane Bieber
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 200LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 4, #122, Cleveland Indians | UC Santa Barbara

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 12 8 2.81 29 29 0 189.0 189 1.03
5 Seasons 53 26 3.16 111 109 0 692.0 822 1.09
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 12-8 2.81 189.0 189 1.03
5 Seasons 111 53-26 3.16 692.0 822 1.09

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 4.9 89.6 112.1 10.4 35.7 .256 .426 .335 .315 .395 38.3 24.3 4.7 4.55 4.21
2019 24 3332 554 47 8.5 5.5 90.6 113.5 12.6 32.5 .236 .421 .280 .296 .407 43.3 30.2 4.7 3.27 3.83
2020 25 1238 153 11 7.2 3.7 89.3 112.9 9.6 26.1 .186 .320 .222 .251 .391 43.1 41.1 7.1 1.63 2.62
2021 26 1559 234 21 9 5.2 89.7 115.3 9.6 38.0 .224 .385 .294 .298 .406 43.6 33.1 8.1 3.17 3.73
2022 27 2705 518 39 7.5 5.2 89.9 110.2 10.3 32.0 .244 .386 .266 .292 .370 43.1 25.4 4.7 2.81 3.51
Player 10639 1801 142 7.9 5.1 90.0 115.3 10.9 33.1 .235 .397 .282 .294 .393 42.3 29.5 5.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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
(34.5%) ,
Slider
(28.9%) ,
Curveball
(18%) ,
Cutter
(16.2%) ,
Changeup
(2.4%) ,


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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
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 49.0 21.2 23.7 6.0 40.3 35.9 23.7 2.9 35.5 21.4 25.9 6.6 7.5 5.2
Player 46.6 21.7 25.7 6.0 37.1 37.0 25.8 2.3 34.3 21.8 26.2 6.0 7.9 5.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 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 Curveball CLE R 488 82.0 51.6 2.7 5 9.8 0.4 4
2022 Slider CLE R 780 84.9 35.2 -1.0 -3 2.8 -3.7 -57
2022 Changeup CLE R 64 86.4 30.3 -0.8 -3 12.9 -1.4 -10
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 933 91.3 15.3 1.3 8 8.5 1.3 19
2022 Cutter CLE R 439 86.9 27.4 1.4 5 2.0 -0.8 -29
2021 Changeup CLE R 73 87.4 27.5 -2.6 -9 15.1 0.8 5
2021 Curveball CLE R 487 83.1 52.8 4.4 9 8.6 -0.5 -6
2021 Slider CLE R 397 85.7 35.6 0.4 1 2.1 -3.5 -63
2021 Cutter CLE R 50 88.2 24.3 3.1 11 1.3 -1.0 -43
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 550 92.8 13.3 2.5 16 9.7 2.1 28
2020 Cutter CLE R 196 89.2 24.9 1.4 5 1.9 -0.3 -14
2020 Curveball CLE R 325 83.6 53.6 6.2 13 9.0 0.6 7
2020 Changeup CLE R 105 88.7 29.9 0.8 3 15.9 2.0 15
2020 Slider CLE R 144 84.5 42.0 4.5 12 1.3 -4.3 -76
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 468 94.1 12.6 2.5 17 8.9 1.3 17
2019 Curveball CLE R 660 82.7 50.6 1.1 2 4.0 -4.1 -51
2019 Sinker CLE R 1 93.7 19.6 -1.9 -9 13.7 -1.1 -7
2019 Slider CLE R 854 85.0 34.9 -1.1 -3 1.4 -3.4 -71
2019 Changeup CLE R 234 87.6 28.4 -0.5 -2 15.7 1.5 10
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 1,474 93.1 13.6 2.3 15 8.3 0.7 10
2018 Changeup CLE R 69 87.8 23.6 -5.6 -19 11.2 -2.8 -20
2018 4-Seamer CLE R 1,035 93.0 16.0 0.0 0 11.0 3.5 47
2018 Slider CLE R 409 83.7 40.3 1.8 5 2.2 -3.3 -60
2018 Curveball CLE R 289 80.0 57.0 4.4 8 7.1 -1.9 -21
! 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 0.3 2 933 34.5 234 .290 .430 .355 15.0 16.2 20.1 .312 .512 .381 54.5
2022 Slider -1.3 -10 781 28.9 240 .200 .300 .241 39.5 30.4 28.1 .203 .310 .241 35.7
2022 Curveball -1.6 -8 488 18.0 151 .186 .276 .212 41.3 42.4 25.8 .197 .310 .229 48.2
2022 Cutter -1.9 -8 439 16.2 103 .208 .333 .262 26.3 13.6 21.5 .258 .375 .295 29.8
2022 Changeup 0.2 0 64 2.4 16 .250 .438 .294 13.6 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 .297 .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 .132 .378 .283 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 .264 .510 .348 48.4
2019 Slider -0.8 -7 854 25.6 231 .208 .330 .259 43.5 34.6 30.8 .207 .314 .241 35.5
2019 Curveball -1.1 -7 660 19.8 163 .212 .346 .270 48.4 39.9 27.7 .205 .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 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
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 .386 .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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 99 88.7 95 17.3 2:00 2:30 -30
2020 Curveball 313 83.6 89 19.3 7:00 7:00 0
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 Slider 142 84.5 27 6.1 7:30 6:30 60
2021 Changeup 73 87.4 99 17.6 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 479 83.1 84 18.0 7:00 7:00 0
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 Slider 394 85.7 17 3.4 9:30 9:15 15
2022 Changeup 63 86.4 98 14.8 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Curveball 485 82.0 82 17.0 7:00 7:15 -15
2022 Cutter 433 86.9 38 8.0 12:30 11:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 930 91.3 96 19.2 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Slider 768 84.9 17 4.2 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
2018 485 1,802 -1 -8 9 4 3
2019 829 3,223 -21 -17 10 4 -24
2020 322 1,343 -4 -22 3 2 -20
2021 405 1,559 2 -24 2 8 -12
2022 744 2,705 1 -34 4 5 -24
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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 62.5 82.1 28.9 52.5 45.1 66.4 46.9 26.1 9.0 71.6
2019 3,332 46.3 65.4 83.1 32.6 44.6 42.5 65.3 47.8 30.6 6.3 70.6
2020 1,238 40.9 64.2 77.5 34.6 36.0 41.9 63.0 46.7 40.7 5.1 69.8
2021 1,559 48.1 65.6 78.3 31.5 34.5 40.3 62.5 47.9 36.4 7.3 74.6
2022 2,705 50.2 67.8 83.7 31.9 39.1 40.6 66.1 49.9 30.1 7.4 78.6
Player 10,639 48.2 65.4 81.8 32.0 41.6 42.1 65.1 48.1 31.7 7.1 73.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 40 26 27 29 69 29 38 15 26 62 94 59 60 55 59 7 80
2019 70 57 44 35 87 2 23 8 6 86 95 81 83 52 49 23 79
2020 94 91 83 69 96 19 48 31 17 98 69 98 94 47 80 27 73
2021 67 69 57 48 72 40 29 29 14 94 52 97 83 36 77 38 76
2022 63 42 45 51 78 6 44 14 14 68 93 80 76 10 66 14 79
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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 15.2 -2 8 11 8 61.5
2019 22.9 31 29.3 2 11 21 13 41.9
2020 23.2 9 9.1 0 0 7 4 44.4
2021 23.7 11 11.3 0 7 6 6 54.5
2022 23.7 17 15.7 1 10 14 6 35.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 13 17 19 13 13 15 11 19 16 15 13 15 10 13 13 18 14 20 12 15 17 13 14 16 18 19 18 10 16 13 22
2019 31 34 35 26 30 26 30 33 33 30 30 27 22 27 29 31 30 35 23 31 32 24 26 28 26 32 29 26 31 25 37
2020 9 10 7 9 9 9 0 10 8 10 8 9 9 5 9 9 7 11 8 10 10 10 9 9 11 9 9 9 10 10 11
2021 11 12 11 10 11 13 11 13 12 10 10 12 9 7 10 11 12 13 10 9 12 12 12 11 12 11 14 10 13 12 13
2022 17 16 23 15 18 19 16 13 16 13 18 12 11 11 12 17 18 16 13 14 19 12 13 18 15 18 20 13 17 11 23
! 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 93 93.1 0.1 92.7 -0.4 92.4 -0.3 89.9 -2.5
Offspeed Velocity 87.8 87.6 -0.2 88.7 1.1 87.4 -1.3 86.4 -1
Breaking Velocity 82.2 84 1.8 83.9 -0.1 84.3 0.4 83.8 -0.5
Exit Velocity 89.6 90.6 1 89.3 -1.3 89.7 0.4 89.9 0.2
Launch Angle 10.4 12.6 2.2 9.6 -3 9.6 0 10.3 0.7
Barrel % 7 8.5 1.5 7.2 -1.3 9 1.8 7.5 -1.5
Hard Hit % 38.3 43.3 5 43.1 -0.2 43.6 0.5 43.1 -0.5
Sweet Spot % 35.7 32.5 -3.2 26.1 -6.4 38 11.9 32 -6
xBA .256 .236 -0.02 .186 -0.05 .224 0.038 .244 0.02
BA .285 .23 -0.055 .167 -0.063 .229 0.062 .227 -0.002
xwOBA .315 .296 -0.019 .251 -0.045 .298 0.047 .292 -0.006
wOBA .335 .28 -0.055 .222 -0.058 .294 0.072 .266 -0.028
xSLG .426 .421 -0.005 .32 -0.101 .385 0.065 .386 0.001
SLG .467 .393 -0.074 .265 -0.128 .373 0.108 .342 -0.031
K% 24.3 30.2 5.9 41.1 10.9 33.1 -8 25.4 -7.7
BB% 4.7 4.7 0 7.1 2.4 8.1 1 4.7 -3.4
Swing % 46.9 47.8 0.9 46.7 -1.1 47.9 1.2 49.9 2
Whiff% 26.1 30.6 4.5 40.7 10.1 36.4 -4.3 30.1 -6.3
In Zone % 53.6 46.3 -7.3 40.9 -5.4 48.1 7.2 50.2 2.1
Out of Zone % 46.4 53.7 7.3 59.1 5.4 51.9 -7.2 49.8 -2.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.9 32.6 3.7 34.6 2 31.5 -3.1 31.9 0.4
First Pitch Swing % 29.7 31.9 2.2 35 3.1 35.8 0.8 33.5 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 66.4 65.3 -1.1 63 -2.3 62.5 -0.5 66.1 3.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 485 .335 228 4 1.8 257 46 17.9
2019 858 .280 450 20 4.4 408 101 24.8
2020 297 .222 155 21 13.5 142 71 50.0
2021 405 .294 200 19 9.5 205 101 49.3
2022 744 .266 410 20 4.9 334 177 53.0

Pitch Tempo