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Shawn Armstrong
Popularity: ↑ 13%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 18, #548, Cleveland Indians | East Carolina
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 0 1.80 14 0 0 15.0 14 0.80
6 Seasons 4 2 4.05 122 0 5 131.0 130 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 14 2-0 1.80 15.0 14 0.80
6 Seasons 122 4-2 4.05 131.0 130 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 131 17 2 11.8 90.7 14.6 41.2 .183 .341 .257 .254 .368 52.9 36.7 6.7 2.25 2.51
2016 201 32 1 3.1 81.5 11.6 25.0 .250 .361 .280 .300 .330 15.6 15.9 11.4 2.53 3.59
2017 430 77 5 6.5 86.8 16.9 31.2 .262 .464 .319 .348 .389 32.5 18.5 9.3 4.38 5.09
2018 204 36 2 5.6 88.1 13.7 27.8 .215 .351 .245 .281 .341 41.7 26.3 5.3 1.23 3.16
2019 1132 175 16 9.1 88.1 21.1 38.9 .260 .458 .347 .348 .411 34.9 23.2 10.7 5.74 5.26
2020 237 39 3 7.7 88.1 10.6 35.9 .228 .375 .229 .277 .334 33.3 24.6 5.3 1.80 3.46
ALL 2335 376 29 7.7 87.4 17.4 34.8 .247 .426 .310 .326 .383 34.0 22.9 9.2
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Armstrong relies on 3 pitches.
Cutter
(46%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(43%) ,
Slider
(11%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Cutter 109 72 37 46.0 88.6 24 24 6 4 2 0 0 4 20 .250 .223 .333 .268 .246 .212 83.7 5 2621 24.1 13.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 102 70 32 43.0 93.6 25 21 2 0 2 0 0 8 13 .095 .244 .190 .437 .209 .334 94.5 23 2479 27.5 16.7
2020 Slider 26 11 15 11.0 82.0 8 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 .125 .195 .500 .555 .243 .294 89.4 1 2839 30.8 15.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball 676 425 251 59.7 93.4 154 130 33 20 8 1 4 47 87 .254 .224 .423 .400 .329 .320 90.2 25 2521 31.1 21.7
2019 Cutter 315 210 105 27.8 89.9 78 68 20 14 4 0 2 13 55 .294 .281 .441 .466 .357 .363 84.4 18 2597 24.2 16.3
2019 Slider 141 73 68 12.5 83.0 38 36 13 10 1 0 2 3 33 .361 .352 .556 .655 .399 .433 87.3 15 2863 11.6 5.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 102 93.6 13.5 1.2 8 4.5 -2.4 -35
2020 Slider BAL R 26 82 46.5 5.6 14 12.7 6.1 92
2020 Cutter BAL R 109 88.6 30.6 -3.6 -13 7.1 3.9 120
2019 Cutter BAL R 315 89.9 24.7 0.8 3 5.2 3.4 193
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 676 93.4 14.3 1.4 9 5.6 -1.8 -24
2019 Slider BAL R 141 83 42.6 3.4 9 13.1 7.3 126
2018 Slider SEA R 44 85.2 37.7 1.7 5 10.5 5.9 129
2018 Sinker SEA R 1 92.3 18.8 -3.2 -15 10.1 -4.2 -29
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 81 93.7 14 1.7 11 5.9 -1.6 -21
2018 Cutter SEA R 78 90.4 24.4 0.6 2 1.9 0 -2
2017 Slider CLE R 73 85.7 31.9 -1.4 -4 8.6 5.1 147
2017 Cutter CLE R 80 90.7 23.4 -1.1 -5 1.2 -0.2 -17
2017 Sinker CLE R 29 93 16.7 -3.4 -17 11.5 -3.3 -22
2017 4-Seamer CLE R 248 93.2 14.3 0.3 2 4.5 -3.3 -42
2016 Cutter CLE R 95 88.4 27 -2 -8 5.4 4.1 317
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 98 93.3 14.2 0.2 1 4.7 -3.9 -45
2015 Slider CLE R 1 84.7 38.1 4.5 13 7.6 5 193
2015 Cutter CLE R 30 90.1 25.6 -2.9 -13 5.3 4.7 811
2015 4-Seamer CLE R 97 94.1 12.7 1.3 9 5.2 -3.4 -40
! 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 %
2020 Slider -0.1 0 26 11.0 8 .125 .500 .286 30.8 25.0 15.4 .195 .555 .294 33.3
2020 Cutter -0.4 0 109 46.0 24 .250 .333 .292 24.1 16.7 13.8 .223 .268 .212 15.0
2020 4-Seamer -4.1 -4 102 43.0 25 .095 .190 .212 27.5 32.0 16.7 .244 .437 .335 61.5
2019 Slider 3.0 4 141 12.5 38 .361 .556 .436 11.6 7.9 5.8 .352 .655 .434 39.4
2019 Cutter 1.0 3 315 27.8 78 .294 .441 .367 24.2 16.7 16.3 .281 .466 .364 27.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 676 59.7 154 .254 .423 .345 31.1 30.5 21.7 .224 .400 .320 37.9
2018 Slider -7.2 -3 44 21.6 11 .091 .091 .082 45.8 63.6 53.8 .076 .084 .070 50.0
2018 4-Seamer -2.5 -2 81 39.7 21 .111 .222 .219 24.4 33.3 24.1 .154 .334 .276 27.3
2018 Cutter -1.6 -1 78 38.2 24 .300 .500 .320 11.9 4.2 7.1 .352 .522 .385 47.6
2018 Sinker 2.1 0 1 0.5
2017 Sinker 3.0 1 29 6.7 8 .500 .500 .450 11.1 12.5 12.5 .357 .415 .342 28.6
2017 Slider 0.9 1 73 17.0 17 .176 .471 .265 25.0 35.3 15.8 .178 .372 .231 27.3
2017 Cutter 4.7 4 80 18.6 19 .389 .556 .474 15.9 0.0 0.0 .379 .517 .407 16.7
2017 4-Seamer -2.0 -5 248 57.7 64 .167 .352 .293 24.8 20.3 18.1 .235 .483 .364 41.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Slider 26 82.0 63 15.5 8:00 8:30 30
2020 Cutter 109 88.6 46 8.2 9:45 10:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 101 93.6 85 17.8 12:30 12:45 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 42 192 -3 -3 1 1 -3
2017 107 429 -3 -4 5 2 0
2018 53 201 -3 -5 1 1 -6
2019 266 1126 0 -9 9 5 5
2020 56 236 -2 -6 2 1 -5
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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 %
2015 131 47.3 62.9 74.4 27.5 47.4 51.1 66.7 44.3 34.5 5.3 71.4
2016 201 50.7 68.6 84.3 29.3 65.5 39.8 70.5 49.3 21.2 9.5 73.7
2017 430 54.0 78.0 82.9 23.2 58.7 40.0 61.1 52.8 22.0 8.6 83.8
2018 204 52.5 74.8 81.3 27.8 59.3 42.2 49.1 52.5 24.3 7.4 73.3
2019 1132 51.2 74.5 77.3 21.9 58.7 41.1 56.5 48.9 26.8 8.3 89.4
2020 237 48.5 71.3 82.9 32.8 55.0 45.6 71.9 51.5 26.2 8.0 89.5
ALL 2335 51.3 73.8 79.8 24.8 58.2 41.9 59.8 49.9 25.5 8.2 84.8
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 35.3 0.0 47.1 17.6 29.4 41.2 29.4 0.0 35.3 29.4 11.8 11.8 11.8
2016 53.1 21.9 18.8 6.3 28.1 34.4 37.5 3.1 43.8 28.1 18.8 0.0 3.1
2017 40.3 32.5 20.8 6.5 32.5 37.7 29.9 6.5 26.0 28.6 24.7 7.8 6.5
2018 44.4 27.8 22.2 5.6 30.6 44.4 25.0 2.8 27.8 30.6 19.4 11.1 5.6
2019 30.3 25.1 32.0 12.6 33.7 34.3 32.0 2.9 21.7 32.6 26.9 6.3 9.1
2020 43.6 25.6 28.2 2.6 38.5 41.0 20.5 0.0 41.0 30.8 12.8 5.1 7.7
ALL 37.2 25.5 27.9 9.3 33.0 37.0 30.1 3.2 27.7 30.9 22.9 6.6 7.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2016
2017 49 86
2018
2019 19 34 29 27 15 51 15 65 63 53 17 60 19 39 96
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.1 8 7.3 0.7 3 2 6 75.0
2020 25.6 1 1.3 -0.3 1 1 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 9 6 8 7 8 7 8 8 8 9 7 6 6 7 7 6 8 8 8 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 7
2020 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 90.9 -2.3 92.6 1.7 92.1 -0.5 92.3 0.2 91.1 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 84.7 0 0 85.7 0 85.2 -0.5 83 -2.2 82 -1
Exit Velocity 90.7 81.5 -9.2 86.8 5.3 88.1 1.3 88.1 0 88.1 0
Launch Angle 14.6 11.6 -3 16.9 5.3 13.7 -3.2 21.1 7.4 10.6 -10.5
Barrel % 11.8 3.1 -8.7 6.5 3.4 5.6 -0.9 9.1 3.5 7.7 -1.4
Hard Hit % 52.9 15.6 -37.3 32.5 16.9 41.7 9.2 34.9 -6.8 33.3 -1.6
Sweet Spot % 41.2 25 -16.2 31.2 6.2 27.8 -3.4 38.9 11.1 35.9 -3
xBA .183 .25 0.067 .262 0.012 .215 -0.047 .26 0.045 .228 -0.032
BA .179 .237 0.058 .237 0 .184 -0.053 .282 0.098 .17 -0.112
xwOBA .254 .3 0.046 .348 0.048 .281 -0.067 .348 0.067 .277 -0.071
wOBA .257 .28 0.023 .319 0.039 .245 -0.074 .347 0.102 .229 -0.118
xSLG .341 .361 0.02 .464 0.103 .351 -0.113 .458 0.107 .375 -0.083
SLG .357 .342 -0.015 .423 0.081 .306 -0.117 .449 0.143 .302 -0.147
K% 36.7 15.9 -20.8 18.5 2.6 26.3 7.8 23.2 -3.1 24.6 1.4
BB% 6.7 11.4 4.7 9.3 -2.1 5.3 -4 10.7 5.4 5.3 -5.4
Swing % 44.3 49.3 5 52.8 3.5 52.5 -0.3 48.9 -3.6 51.5 2.6
Whiff% 34.5 21.2 -13.3 22 0.8 24.3 2.3 26.8 2.5 26.2 -0.6
In Zone Swing % 47.3 50.7 3.4 54 3.3 52.5 -1.5 51.2 -1.3 48.5 -2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 52.7 49.3 -3.4 46 -3.3 47.5 1.5 48.8 1.3 51.5 2.7
First Pitch Swing % 23.3 29.5 6.2 33.3 3.8 28.1 -5.2 31.7 3.6 36.8 5.1
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 70.5 3.8 61.1 -9.4 49.1 -12 56.5 7.4 71.9 15.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 44 .280 22 0 0.0 22 1 4.5
2017 108 .319 62 4 6.5 46 6 13.0
2018 56 .245 42 3 7.1 14 6 42.9
2019 270 .347 169 52 30.8 101 61 60.4
2020 57 .229 38 9 23.7 19 9 47.4

Pitch Distribution