Shogo Akiyama
CF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 36
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 183 155 16 38 0 7 .245 .357 .297 .654
2021 183 162 16 33 0 2 .204 .282 .253 .535
2 Seasons 366 317 32 71 0 9 .224 .320 .274 .594
AVG HR SB OPS
2020 .245 0 7 .654
2021 .204 0 2 .535
2 Seasons .224 0 9 .594
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2020 32 821 121 1 0.8 0.5 85.1 104.0 2.9 34.7 .244 .326 .304 .315 .317 26.4 18.6 13.7
2021 33 757 124 1 0.8 0.5 86.5 108.0 1.9 29.8 .236 .308 .243 .280 .313 31.5 21.9 7.7
Player 1578 245 2 0.8 0.5 85.8 108.0 2.4 32.2 .240 .317 .274 .297 .315 29.0 20.2 10.7
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 54.5 14.9 28.1 2.5 23.1 38.8 38.0 4.1 45.5 19.0 24.8 5.0 0.8 0.5
2021 56.5 12.9 27.4 3.2 25.8 37.9 36.3 6.5 43.5 19.4 23.4 5.6 0.8 0.5
Player 55.5 13.9 27.8 2.9 24.5 38.4 37.1 5.3 44.5 19.2 24.1 5.3 0.8 0.5
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.7 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 4-Seam Fastball -2.2 -7 303 40.0 74 .231 .308 .286 16.8 21.6 18.8 .285 .400 .338 42.0
2021 Slider -0.1 0 122 16.1 28 .174 .174 .318 33.3 32.1 22.0 .196 .249 .283 14.3
2021 Sinker -3.6 -3 95 12.5 21 .056 .056 .143 18.8 23.8 21.7 .190 .223 .257 53.8
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 90 11.9 21 .190 .238 .231 26.2 19.0 14.8 .234 .264 .218 23.5
2021 Curveball 4.1 3 64 8.5 14 .385 .538 .421 33.3 28.6 13.8 .152 .223 .204 33.3
2021 Cutter -7.6 -4 54 7.1 17 .063 .063 .056 17.9 5.9 7.7 .152 .185 .147 12.5
2021 Split-Finger 0.5 0 16 2.1 4 .333 .333 .400 22.2 25.0 12.5 .351 .393 .422 0.0
2021 Sweeper 8.5 1 13 1.7 3 .667 .667 .600 33.3 0.0 0.0 .458 .528 .425 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 3 329 40.1 71 .278 .315 .368 14.8 11.3 7.7 .265 .351 .370 26.1
2020 Sinker -1.0 -1 150 18.3 34 .222 .333 .344 7.8 8.8 8.8 .275 .367 .368 25.0
2020 Slider -2.4 -3 119 14.5 26 .160 .160 .200 35.2 30.8 17.8 .190 .261 .212 35.3
2020 Curveball -0.7 -1 100 12.2 24 .273 .318 .298 26.2 33.3 20.0 .246 .317 .282 21.4
2020 Changeup 1.3 1 86 10.5 20 .300 .350 .288 30.0 25.0 18.5 .235 .306 .240 26.7
2020 Cutter -3.2 -1 25 3.0 2 .000 .000 .000 8.3 0.0 0.0 .143 .144 .139 0.0
2020 Slurve 4.3 0 6 0.7 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 50.0 100.0 .280 .314 .256 0.0
2020 Split-Finger -13.5 -1 4 0.5 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 50.0 .168 .382 .227 50.0
2020 Sweeper 14.5 0 2 0.2 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 188 838 -8 -4 6 3 -3
2021 182 757 -9 -10 4 5 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 821 50.2 61.7 86.6 23.5 65.6 41.4 21.3 42.6 19.1 6.9 71.9
2021 757 47.2 63.9 82.9 26.8 65.4 40.8 24.6 44.3 22.7 7.1 77.8
Player 1,578 48.7 62.7 84.9 25.1 65.5 41.1 23.0 43.4 20.9 7.0 74.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2020 34 40 8 5 76 1 2 5 20 5 71 85 84 73 72 79 25
2021 53 75 31
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2021 -- 0 0.3 0 4 0 0 --
Player -- 0 0.3 0 5 0 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Player 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
! 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 2020 2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.1 86.5 1.4
Launch Angle 2.9 1.9 -1.0
Barrel % 0.8 0.8 0.0
Hard Hit % 26.4 31.5 5.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 34.7 29.8 -4.9
xBA .244 .236 -0.008
BA .245 .204 -0.041
xwOBA .315 .280 -0.035
wOBA .304 .243 -0.061
xSLG .326 .308 -0.018
SLG .297 .253 -0.044
K% 18.6 21.9 3.3
BB% 13.7 7.7 -6.0
Swing % 42.6 44.3 1.7
Whiff% 19.1 22.7 3.6
In Zone % 50.2 47.2 -3.0
Out of Zone % 49.8 52.8 3.0
Out of Zone Swing % 23.5 26.8 3.3
First Pitch Swing % 21.3 24.6 3.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 57.4 -4.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2020 Shifts L 183 30 16.4 .320 .218
2021 Shifts L 182 16 8.8 .231 .376
! 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 %
2020 297 16.3 35.0% 0.0% 101 21.4 2.0% 3.0%
2021 213 17.1 28.2% 1.9% 151 22.0 0.7% 6.0%
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