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Shawn Armstrong
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 31

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 6.75 31 0 0 36.0 44 1.50
7 Seasons 5 2 4.63 153 0 5 167.0 174 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 31 1-0 6.75 36.0 44 1.50
7 Seasons 153 5-2 4.63 167.0 174 1.36

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 25 131 17 2 11.8 90.7 110 14.6 41.2 .182 .337 .257 .253 .365 52.9 36.7 6.7 2.25 2.72
2016 26 201 32 1 3.1 81.5 109.5 11.6 25 .252 .359 .280 .293 .321 15.6 15.9 11.4 2.53 3.71
2017 27 430 77 5 6.5 86.8 111 16.9 31.2 .253 .454 .319 .338 .374 32.5 18.5 9.3 4.38 5.10
2018 28 204 36 2 5.6 88.1 111.3 13.7 27.8 .205 .336 .245 .273 .326 41.7 26.3 5.3 1.23 3.15
2019 29 1132 175 16 9.1 88.1 111.5 21.1 38.9 .254 .449 .347 .343 .403 34.9 23.2 10.7 5.74 5.41
2020 30 237 39 3 7.7 88.1 106.9 10.6 35.9 .221 .363 .233 .281 .338 33.3 24.6 5.3 1.80 3.33
2021 31 685 104 15 14.4 90.6 115.1 19.4 38.5 .243 .477 .367 .342 .428 44.2 26.7 9.1 6.75 5.09
3020 480 44 9.2 88.1 115.1 17.8 35.6 .242 .430 .323 .325 .386 36.3 23.8 9.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Armstrong relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.3%) ,
Cutter
(32.8%) ,
Slider
(11.8%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 379 224 155 55.3 93.9 85 74 15 8 4 1 2 27 48 .203 .188 .365 .375 .289 .288 89.9 27 2460 6.6 32.8 21.6
2021 Cutter 225 145 80 32.8 89.2 60 54 16 9 3 0 4 11 43 .296 .265 .574 .480 .397 .354 89.8 13 2659 6.6 33.1 19.6
2021 Slider 81 50 31 11.8 85.4 20 19 8 4 0 0 4 6 13 .421 .392 1.053 .866 .612 .534 95.9 11 2704 6.5 23.5 16.2
2020 Cutter 109 72 37 46.0 88.6 24 24 6 4 2 0 0 4 20 .250 .220 .333 .265 .250 .214 83.7 5 2621 6.6 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 .242 .190 .426 .212 .348 94.5 23 2479 6.6 27.5 16.7
2020 Slider 26 11 15 11.0 82.0 8 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 .125 .170 .500 .490 .247 .271 89.4 1 2839 6.5 30.8 15.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 35.3 0 47.1 17.6 29.4 41.2 29.4 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 3.1
2017 40.3 32.5 20.8 6.5 32.5 37.7 29.9 6.5 26 28.6 24.7 7.8 6.5
2018 44.4 27.8 22.2 5.6 30.6 44.4 25 2.8 27.8 30.6 19.4 11.1 5.6
2019 30.3 25.1 32 12.6 33.7 34.3 32 2.9 21.7 32.6 26.9 6.3 9.1
2020 43.6 25.6 28.2 2.6 38.5 41 20.5 0 41 30.8 12.8 5.1 7.7
2021 31.7 29.8 27.9 10.6 37.5 33.7 28.8 0 26.9 32.7 18.3 6.7 14.4
36 26.5 27.9 9.6 34 36.3 29.8 2.5 27.5 31.3 21.9 6.7 9.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 4-Seamer TB R 378 93.8 14.9 -0.3 -2 3.6 -3.5 -49
2021 Cutter TB R 221 89.3 29.8 -3.7 -14 7.4 4.8 188
2021 Slider TB R 78 85.5 39.8 4.2 12 11.6 6.7 138
2020 Slider BAL R 26 82 46.5 5.8 14 12.7 6.3 98
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 102 93.6 13.5 1.1 8 4.5 -2.5 -36
2020 Cutter BAL R 109 88.6 30.6 -3.7 -14 7.1 3.9 120
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 676 93.4 14.3 1.3 9 5.6 -1.8 -24
2019 Slider BAL R 141 83 42.6 3.5 9 13.1 7.3 127
2019 Cutter BAL R 315 89.9 24.7 0.7 3 5.2 3.4 191
2018 Sinker SEA R 1 92.3 18.8 -3.3 -15 10.1 -4.2 -29
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 81 93.7 14 1.6 10 5.9 -1.6 -21
2018 Cutter SEA R 78 90.4 24.4 0.5 2 1.9 0 -2
2018 Slider SEA R 44 85.2 37.7 1.7 5 10.5 5.9 129
2017 Cutter CLE R 80 90.7 23.4 -1.2 -5 1.2 -0.2 -16
2017 Sinker CLE R 29 93 16.7 -3.3 -17 11.5 -3.3 -22
2017 Slider CLE R 73 85.7 31.9 -1.4 -4 8.6 5.1 146
2017 4-Seamer CLE R 248 93.2 14.3 0.1 1 4.5 -3.1 -41
2016 Cutter CLE R 95 88.4 27 -2.1 -8 5.4 4.1 326
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 98 93.3 14.2 0.1 1 4.7 -3.9 -45
! 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 %
2021 Slider 10.4 8 81 11.8 20 .421 1.053 .615 23.5 30 16.2 .392 .866 .534 61.5
2021 Cutter 2.4 5 225 32.8 60 .296 .574 .401 33.1 18.3 19.6 .265 .48 .355 41.9
2021 4-Seamer 0 0 379 55.3 85 .203 .365 .302 32.8 31.8 21.6 .188 .375 .288 41.7
2020 Slider -0.2 0 26 11 8 .125 .5 .25 30.8 25 15.4 .17 .49 .271 33.3
2020 Cutter -0.5 -1 109 46 24 .25 .333 .292 24.1 16.7 13.8 .22 .265 .214 15
2020 4-Seamer -3.7 -4 102 43 25 .095 .19 .212 27.5 32 16.7 .242 .426 .347 61.5
2019 Slider 2.9 4 141 12.5 38 .361 .556 .436 11.6 7.9 5.8 .333 .625 .416 39.4
2019 Cutter 1.3 4 315 27.8 78 .294 .441 .367 24.2 16.7 16.3 .274 .455 .357 27.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 676 59.7 154 .254 .423 .343 30.9 30.5 21.7 .222 .398 .319 37.9
2018 Slider -7.1 -3 44 21.6 11 .091 .091 .082 45.8 63.6 53.8 .076 .081 .074 50
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 0 81 39.7 21 .111 .222 .219 24.4 33.3 24.1 .15 .326 .273 27.3
2018 Cutter -1.7 -1 78 38.2 24 .3 .5 .344 11.9 4.2 7.1 .326 .484 .363 47.6
2018 Sinker 2 0 1 0.5
2017 Sinker 2.9 1 29 6.7 8 .5 .5 .45 11.1 12.5 12.5 .347 .4 .326 28.6
2017 Slider 0.8 1 73 17 17 .176 .471 .265 25 35.3 15.8 .172 .369 .221 27.3
2017 Cutter 5 4 80 18.6 19 .389 .556 .474 15.9 0 0 .373 .5 .39 16.7
2017 4-Seamer -2 -5 248 57.7 64 .167 .352 .293 24.8 20.3 18.1 .226 .474 .355 41.5
! 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 219 89.3 44 8.8 10:45 9:45 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 376 93.9 77 16.2 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 75 85.5 48 13 9:15 8:30 45
! 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
2015 30 131 -1 -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 -4
2019 270 1132 0 -9 10 5 6
2020 57 237 -2 -6 2 1 -4
2021 165 685 -7 11 7 3 14
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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 51.2 69.9 83.3 28.6 64.3 39.8 70.5 49.8 21 10 70
2017 430 54 78 82.9 23.2 58.7 40 61.1 52.8 22 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 74.7 77.1 22.1 58.2 41.1 56.5 49 26.7 8.3 90.4
2020 237 48.5 71.3 82.9 32.8 55 45.6 71.9 51.5 26.2 8 89.5
2021 685 50.1 71.7 75.6 27.8 48.4 41 63.6 49.8 32 9.1 82.3
3020 51.1 73.5 78.7 25.5 55.4 41.7 60.7 50 26.9 8.4 84.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

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 17 35 27 24 16 51 14 65 63 53 17 60 17 40 96
2020
2021 32 96
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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 8.1 0 4 3 6 75
2020 25.6 1 1.4 0 0 1 0 0
2021 23.6 10 11.8 -2 2 5 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 10 7 9 8 8 7 8 8 9 10 8 6 6 7 9 6 9 8 8 6 8 7 8 8 8 9 8 9 9 11
2020 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2
2021 10 10 12 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 10 10 8 10 11 12 7 12 11 12 7 10 10 11 11 12 11 9 11 10 12
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
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
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 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 85.4 3.4
Exit Velocity 90.7 81.5 -9.2 86.8 5.3 88.1 1.3 88.1 0 88.1 0 90.6 2.5
Launch Angle 14.6 11.6 -3 16.9 5.3 13.7 -3.2 21.1 7.4 10.6 -10.5 19.4 8.8
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
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
Sweet Spot % 41.2 25 -16.2 31.2 6.2 27.8 -3.4 38.9 11.1 35.9 -3 38.5 2.6
xBA .182 .252 0.07 .253 0.001 .205 -0.048 .254 0.049 .221 -0.033 .243 0.022
BA .179 .237 0.058 .237 0 .184 -0.053 .282 0.098 .17 -0.112 .265 0.095
xwOBA .253 .293 0.04 .338 0.045 .273 -0.065 .343 0.07 .281 -0.062 .342 0.061
wOBA .257 .28 0.023 .319 0.039 .245 -0.074 .347 0.102 .233 -0.114 .367 0.134
xSLG .337 .359 0.022 .454 0.095 .336 -0.118 .449 0.113 .363 -0.086 .477 0.114
SLG .357 .342 -0.015 .423 0.081 .306 -0.117 .449 0.143 .302 -0.147 .531 0.229
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
BB% 6.7 11.4 4.7 9.3 -2.1 5.3 -4 10.7 5.4 5.3 -5.4 9.1 3.8
Swing % 44.3 49.8 5.5 52.8 3 52.5 -0.3 49 -3.5 51.5 2.5 49.8 -1.7
Whiff% 34.5 21 -13.5 22 1 24.3 2.3 26.7 2.4 26.2 -0.5 32 5.8
In Zone % 47.3 51.2 3.9 54 2.8 52.5 -1.5 51.2 -1.3 48.5 -2.7 50.1 1.6
Out of Zone % 52.7 48.8 -3.9 46 -2.8 47.5 1.5 48.8 1.3 51.5 2.7 49.9 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 27.5 28.6 1.1 23.2 -5.4 27.8 4.6 22.1 -5.7 32.8 10.7 27.8 -5
First Pitch Swing % 23.3 31.8 8.5 33.3 1.5 28.1 -5.2 32.1 4 36.8 4.7 37 0.2
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 70.5 3.8 61.1 -9.4 49.1 -12 56.5 7.4 71.9 15.4 63.6 -8.3
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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 165 .367 101 14 13.9 64 35 54.7

Pitch Distribution