Shawn Armstrong
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 32

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 2.0 3 0.50
9 Seasons 7 5 4.53 204 3 7 230.2 243 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0-0 0.00 2.0 3 0.50
9 Seasons 204 7-5 4.53 230.2 243 1.35

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
2015 24 131 17 2 11.8 6.7 90.7 110.0 14.6 41.2 .182 .337 .257 .253 .365 52.9 36.7 6.7 2.25 2.59
2016 25 201 32 1 3.1 2.3 81.5 109.5 11.6 25.0 .252 .359 .280 .293 .321 15.6 15.9 11.4 2.53 3.59
2017 26 430 77 5 6.5 4.6 86.8 111.0 16.9 31.2 .253 .454 .319 .338 .374 32.5 18.5 9.3 4.38 4.99
2018 27 204 36 2 5.6 3.5 88.1 111.3 13.7 27.8 .209 .343 .245 .278 .335 41.7 26.3 5.3 1.23 3.23
2019 28 1132 175 16 9.1 5.9 88.1 111.5 21.1 38.9 .255 .451 .347 .344 .405 34.9 23.2 10.7 5.74 5.34
2020 29 237 39 3 7.7 5.3 88.1 106.9 10.6 35.9 .225 .370 .233 .286 .347 33.3 24.6 5.3 1.80 3.42
2021 30 685 104 15 14.4 9.1 90.6 115.1 19.4 38.5 .244 .481 .367 .344 .433 44.2 26.7 9.1 6.75 5.12
2022 31 1047 182 14 7.7 5.2 87.4 115.3 10.6 31.3 .227 .356 .326 .282 .340 33.5 24.4 6.7 4.38 3.27
2023 32 27 3 0 0.0 0.0 86.1 89.7 51.7 0.0 .007 .007 .100 .105 .012 0.0 42.9 14.3 0.00 0.52
Player 4094 665 58 8.7 5.7 87.9 115.3 16.0 34.3 .237 .409 .322 .313 .374 35.3 24.1 8.5
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Armstrong relies on 4 pitches.
Cutter
(40.7%) ,
Sinker
(25.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(18.5%) ,
Slider
(14.8%) ,


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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
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 6.7
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 2.3
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 4.6
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 3.5
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 5.9
2020 43.6 30.8 23.1 2.6 38.5 41.0 20.5 0.0 41.0 30.8 12.8 5.1 7.7 5.3
2021 31.7 29.8 27.9 10.6 37.5 33.7 28.8 0.0 26.9 32.7 18.3 6.7 14.4 9.1
2022 48.9 25.8 20.9 4.4 25.3 43.4 31.3 4.9 39.0 22.5 22.0 3.3 7.7 5.2
2023 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 39.4 26.9 25.6 8.1 31.4 38.0 30.5 3.2 30.5 29.2 21.8 5.7 8.7 5.7
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Sinker TB R 7 92.7 20.1 -2.9 -13 16.7 1.3 9
2023 Slider TB R 4 84.4 37.6 0.5 1 12.7 7.3 138
2023 4-Seamer TB R 5 93.4 13.0 2.2 14 7.7 0.5 7
2023 Cutter TB R 11 89.9 22.3 3.7 14 4.1 1.6 63
2022 Slider TB R 69 86.1 38.9 4.2 12 10.1 5.4 113
2022 4-Seamer TB R 303 95.3 14.2 -0.2 -1 5.2 -2.2 -30
2022 Sinker TB R 373 95.6 18.6 -1.5 -8 15.5 0.4 3
2022 Cutter TB R 302 92.3 23.9 -1.1 -5 4.7 2.6 124
2021 Slider TB R 81 85.4 40.0 4.4 12 11.8 7.1 150
2021 4-Seamer TB R 378 93.9 14.9 -0.2 -2 3.6 -3.5 -49
2021 Cutter TB R 226 89.3 29.7 -3.7 -14 7.4 4.8 185
2020 Cutter BAL R 109 88.6 30.6 -4.0 -15 7.1 4.0 126
2020 Slider BAL R 26 82.0 46.5 5.7 14 12.7 6.5 104
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 102 93.6 13.5 1.1 8 4.5 -2.5 -36
2019 Cutter BAL R 315 89.9 24.7 0.6 2 5.2 3.5 201
2019 Slider BAL R 141 83.0 42.6 3.6 9 13.1 7.7 144
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 676 93.4 14.3 1.4 9 5.6 -1.8 -24
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 81 93.7 14.0 1.6 10 5.9 -1.6 -21
2018 Slider SEA R 44 85.2 37.7 1.8 5 10.5 6.1 137
2018 Cutter SEA R 78 90.4 24.4 0.6 2 1.9 -0.1 -3
2018 Sinker SEA R 1 92.3 18.8 -3.3 -15 10.1 -4.3 -30
2017 4-Seamer CLE R 248 93.2 14.3 0.2 1 4.5 -3.1 -41
2017 Slider CLE R 73 85.7 31.9 -1.3 -4 8.6 5.2 155
2017 Cutter CLE R 80 90.7 23.4 -1.1 -5 1.2 -0.2 -17
2017 Sinker CLE R 29 93.0 16.7 -3.2 -16 11.5 -3.2 -22
2016 Cutter CLE R 95 88.4 27.0 -2.2 -9 8.7 5.4 164
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 98 93.3 14.2 0.1 1 2.0 -5.2 -72
! 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 Cutter -5.1 -1 11 40.7 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .011 .013 .010 0.0
2023 Sinker 3.0 0 7 25.9 1 -- -- .700 33.3 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2023 4-Seamer -7.8 0 5 18.5 3 .000 .000 .000 66.7 66.7 66.7 .006 .006 .005 0.0
2023 Slider -6.8 0 4 14.8 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2022 Sinker 0.3 1 373 35.6 98 .322 .448 .386 17.0 10.2 11.2 .261 .374 .320 26.9
2022 4-Seamer 0.1 0 303 28.9 83 .197 .355 .265 36.1 49.4 25.3 .145 .243 .204 41.7
2022 Cutter 0.4 1 302 28.8 63 .268 .482 .342 26.5 14.3 17.6 .268 .455 .331 28.0
2022 Slider 3.0 2 69 6.6 24 .348 .478 .344 23.7 25.0 18.2 .266 .423 .280 61.1
2021 4-Seamer 0.0 0 378 55.2 85 .203 .365 .302 32.4 31.8 21.6 .188 .375 .288 41.7
2021 Cutter 2.2 5 226 33.0 60 .296 .574 .392 33.6 18.3 19.6 .271 .490 .361 41.9
2021 Slider 10.3 8 81 11.8 20 .421 1.053 .615 23.5 30.0 16.2 .392 .866 .534 61.5
2020 Cutter -0.6 -1 109 46.0 24 .250 .333 .292 24.1 16.7 13.8 .220 .265 .214 15.0
2020 4-Seamer -3.8 -4 102 43.0 25 .095 .190 .212 27.5 32.0 16.7 .242 .426 .347 61.5
2020 Slider 4.6 1 26 11.0 8 .125 .500 .414 30.8 25.0 15.4 .194 .560 .310 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 676 59.7 154 .254 .423 .345 30.9 30.5 21.7 .224 .401 .321 37.9
2019 Cutter 1.6 5 315 27.8 78 .294 .441 .378 24.2 16.7 16.3 .274 .455 .357 27.3
2019 Slider 2.8 4 141 12.5 38 .361 .556 .436 11.6 7.9 5.8 .333 .625 .416 39.4
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 0 81 39.7 21 .111 .222 .219 24.4 33.3 24.1 .150 .326 .273 27.3
2018 Cutter -1.7 -1 78 38.2 24 .300 .500 .320 11.9 4.2 7.1 .343 .509 .378 47.6
2018 Slider -7.2 -3 44 21.6 11 .091 .091 .082 45.8 63.6 53.8 .076 .082 .074 50.0
2018 Sinker 2.0 0 1 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -2.1 -5 248 57.7 64 .167 .352 .293 24.8 20.3 18.1 .226 .474 .355 41.5
2017 Cutter 5.0 4 80 18.6 19 .389 .556 .474 15.9 0.0 0.0 .373 .499 .390 16.7
2017 Slider 0.8 1 73 17.0 17 .176 .471 .265 25.0 35.3 15.8 .172 .369 .221 27.3
2017 Sinker 2.8 1 29 6.7 8 .500 .500 .450 11.1 12.5 12.5 .347 .400 .326 28.6
! 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 Cutter 106 88.6 46 8.2 10:30 9:45 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 97 93.6 85 17.8 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Slider 24 82.1 60 15.1 8:30 8:00 30
2021 Cutter 220 89.3 44 8.8 10:45 9:45 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 375 93.9 77 16.2 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 75 85.5 48 13.0 9:15 8:30 45
2022 Cutter 301 92.3 47 9.1 11:45 10:45 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 301 95.3 81 16.4 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 369 95.6 85 19.4 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 69 86.1 45 11.4 9:15 8:15 60
2023 Cutter 11 89.9 57 11.4 11:45 11:15 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 30 131 -2 -1 0 1 -2
2016 42 193 -4 -1 1 1 -3
2017 108 430 -3 -4 5 2 0
2018 56 204 -3 -5 1 3 -5
2019 270 1,132 1 -9 10 5 7
2020 57 237 -2 -4 2 1 -3
2021 165 685 -7 11 7 3 13
2022 273 1,065 -4 -1 6 3 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 %
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 69.6 83.1 29.3 65.5 39.8 70.5 49.8 21.0 9.5 73.7
2017 430 54.0 78.0 82.9 23.2 58.7 40.0 61.1 52.8 22.0 8.8 84.2
2018 204 52.0 74.5 81.0 28.6 60.7 42.2 50.0 52.5 24.3 7.4 73.3
2019 1,132 51.2 74.7 77.1 22.1 58.2 41.0 56.7 49.0 26.7 8.3 90.4
2020 237 47.7 71.7 82.7 33.1 56.1 45.6 71.9 51.5 26.2 8.0 89.5
2021 685 50.1 71.7 75.6 27.8 48.4 41.2 63.6 49.8 32.0 9.1 82.3
2022 1,047 54.6 69.2 78.3 35.2 63.5 44.0 64.6 53.8 26.1 9.6 81.0
2023 27 51.9 78.6 63.6 23.1 0.0 33.3 57.1 51.9 50.0 7.4 100.0
Player 4,094 51.9 72.4 78.5 27.9 57.8 42.2 61.8 51.0 26.8 8.7 83.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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
2015 60 95 91
2016 24 99 93
2017 49 87 93
2018 41 99 67
2019 18 36 28 25 15 51 15 65 63 53 17 60 1 39 96 77
2020 24 96 73
2021 32 96 74
2022 75 62 66 65 72 58 41 75 83 62 65 56 95 67 64 74
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.9 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2017 22.6 5 4.9 0 3 3 2 40.0
2018 22.5 1 1.0 0 2 1 0 0.0
2019 24.1 8 8.1 0 4 3 6 75.0
2020 25.6 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2021 23.6 10 10.4 0 0 7 5 50.0
2022 24.3 7 6.2 1 1 6 2 28.6
Player 23.8 33 32.6 0 10 20 17 51.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2017 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 5 5 8 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 5 3
2018 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
2019 8 8 9 8 8 8 9 8 6 7 7 6 10 9 8 8 9 7 7 7 9 10 9 9 9 8 6 9 9 8 7
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 10 11 10 8 11 11 12 9 8 10 11 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 11 12 10 10 12 11 10 10 11 11 10 11 11
2022 7 6 6 7 5 5 7 6 4 4 4 5 8 8 6 9 8 7 7 6 6 4 8 8 6 4 6 7 7 6 6
Player 33 33 32 30 32 32 36 31 23 28 30 29 38 35 33 36 35 32 35 33 33 35 37 37 32 30 30 35 34 33 30
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.2 90.9 -2.3 92.6 1.7 92.1 -0.5 92.3 0.2 91.1 -1.2 92.1 1.0 94.5 2.4 91.5 -3.0
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.7 0.0 0.0 85.7 0.0 85.2 -0.5 83.0 -2.2 82.0 -1.0 85.4 3.4 86.1 0.7 84.4 -1.7
Exit Velocity 90.7 81.5 -9.2 86.8 5.3 88.1 1.3 88.1 0.0 88.1 0.0 90.6 2.5 87.4 -3.2 86.1 -1.3
Launch Angle 14.6 11.6 -3.0 16.9 5.3 13.7 -3.2 21.1 7.4 10.6 -10.5 19.4 8.8 10.6 -8.8 51.7 41.1
Barrel % 11.8 3.1 -8.7 6.5 3.4 5.6 -0.9 9.1 3.5 7.7 -1.4 14.4 6.7 7.7 -6.7 0.0 -7.7
Hard Hit % 52.9 15.6 -37.3 32.5 16.9 41.7 9.2 34.9 -6.8 33.3 -1.6 44.2 10.9 33.5 -10.7 0.0 -33.5
Sweet Spot % 41.2 25.0 -16.2 31.2 6.2 27.8 -3.4 38.9 11.1 35.9 -3.0 38.5 2.6 31.3 -7.2 0.0 -31.3
xBA .182 .252 0.070 .253 0.001 .209 -0.044 .255 0.046 .225 -0.030 .244 0.019 .227 -0.017 .007 -0.220
BA .179 .237 0.058 .237 0.000 .184 -0.053 .282 0.098 .170 -0.112 .265 0.095 .273 0.008 .000 -0.273
xwOBA .253 .293 0.040 .338 0.045 .278 -0.060 .344 0.066 .286 -0.058 .344 0.058 .282 -0.062 .105 -0.177
wOBA .257 .280 0.023 .319 0.039 .245 -0.074 .347 0.102 .233 -0.114 .367 0.134 .326 -0.041 .100 -0.226
xSLG .337 .359 0.022 .454 0.095 .343 -0.111 .451 0.108 .370 -0.081 .481 0.111 .356 -0.125 .007 -0.349
SLG .357 .342 -0.015 .423 0.081 .306 -0.117 .449 0.143 .302 -0.147 .531 0.229 .430 -0.101 .000 -0.430
K% 36.7 15.9 -20.8 18.5 2.6 26.3 7.8 23.2 -3.1 24.6 1.4 26.7 2.1 24.4 -2.3 42.9 18.5
BB% 6.7 11.4 4.7 9.3 -2.1 5.3 -4.0 10.7 5.4 5.3 -5.4 9.1 3.8 6.7 -2.4 14.3 7.6
Swing % 44.3 49.8 5.5 52.8 3.0 52.5 -0.3 49.0 -3.5 51.5 2.5 49.8 -1.7 53.8 4.0 51.9 -1.9
Whiff% 34.5 21.0 -13.5 22.0 1.0 24.3 2.3 26.7 2.4 26.2 -0.5 32.0 5.8 26.1 -5.9 50.0 23.9
In Zone % 47.3 50.7 3.4 54.0 3.3 52.0 -2.0 51.2 -0.8 47.7 -3.5 50.1 2.4 54.6 4.5 51.9 -2.7
Out of Zone % 52.7 49.3 -3.4 46.0 -3.3 48.0 2.0 48.8 0.8 52.3 3.5 49.9 -2.4 45.4 -4.5 48.1 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 27.5 29.3 1.8 23.2 -6.1 28.6 5.4 22.1 -6.5 33.1 11.0 27.8 -5.3 35.2 7.4 23.1 -12.1
First Pitch Swing % 23.3 31.8 8.5 33.3 1.5 28.6 -4.7 32.2 3.6 36.8 4.6 37.0 0.2 39.2 2.2 28.6 -10.6
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 70.5 3.8 61.1 -9.4 50.0 -11.1 56.7 6.7 71.9 15.2 63.6 -8.3 64.6 1.0 57.1 -7.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 42 .280 20 0 0.0 22 1 4.5
2017 107 .321 62 4 6.5 45 6 13.3
2018 56 .245 42 3 7.1 14 6 42.9
2019 270 .347 169 52 30.8 101 61 60.4
2020 57 .233 38 9 23.7 19 9 47.4
2021 158 .378 97 12 12.4 61 34 55.7
2022 268 .326 178 16 9.0 90 28 31.1
2023 7 .100 2 0 0.0 5 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

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