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Shohei Ohtani
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 210LBS | Age: 27

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 9 2 3.36 21 21 0 115.1 136 1.12
3 Seasons 13 5 3.68 33 33 0 168.2 202 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 21 9-2 3.36 115.1 136 1.12
3 Seasons 33 13-5 3.68 168.2 202 1.19

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
2018 24 853 125 6 4.8 87 111.9 16 43.2 .207 .338 .277 .284 .352 31.2 29.9 10.4 3.31 3.42
2020 26 80 5 0 0 97.6 102 10.8 40 .238 .349 .515 .476 .405 60 18.8 50 37.80 11.78
2021 27 1807 288 20 6.9 88.7 112.7 12.2 31.9 .206 .334 .282 .282 .345 40.6 28.8 8.7 3.35 3.38
2740 418 26 6.2 88.3 112.7 13.4 35.4 .207 .335 .286 .287 .348 38 28.9 10.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ohtani relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.8%) ,
Slider
(20.8%) ,
Split Finger
(15.4%) ,
Cutter
(13.3%) ,
Curveball
(3.7%) ,


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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 846 366 480 46.8 95.6 182 148 43 26 10 0 7 31 121 .291 .278 .500 .443 .390 .375 90.6 8 2228 6.8 20.9 21.7
2021 Slider 375 245 130 20.8 81.8 115 105 21 14 5 0 2 36 69 .200 .180 .305 .276 .256 .240 84.9 16 2363 6.8 30.2 25.7
2021 Split Finger 279 93 186 15.4 87.7 107 100 8 6 2 0 0 65 37 .080 .080 .100 .127 .106 .125 81.9 2 1401 6.8 52.1 35.7
2021 Cutter 240 176 64 13.3 86.9 55 52 12 7 3 0 2 1 51 .231 .277 .404 .496 .290 .351 89.0 17 2261 6.7 20.3 5.9
2021 Curveball 67 23 44 3.7 74.8 14 13 4 2 1 0 1 3 10 .308 .273 .615 .494 .409 .355 88.5 28 2378 6.6 25.0 17.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 39 25 14 48.8 93.8 10 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 3 .500 .422 .500 .643 .596 .602 98.8 17 2155 6.8 16.7 11.1
2020 Slider 23 21 2 28.8 79.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .699 .699 2385 6.7 33.3 0.0
2020 Split Finger 13 6 7 16.3 85.8 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 .250 .055 .250 .056 .316 .181 61.1 38 1631 6.7 28.6 28.6
2020 Curveball 5 1 4 6.3 71.9 2569 6.5
! 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 %
2018 40 24 25.6 10.4 36.8 32.8 30.4 6.4 27.2 28.8 24.8 8 4.8
2020 40 0 40 20 20 20 60 20 20 0 40 20 0
2021 45.8 23.3 23.3 7.6 39.9 36.5 23.6 6.3 31.9 24.3 22.2 8.3 6.9
44 23.2 24.2 8.6 38.8 35.2 26.1 6.5 30.4 25.4 23.2 8.4 6.2
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 LAA R 845 95.6 14.6 -1.1 -8 3.8 -3.3 -47
2021 Slider LAA R 373 81.8 38.5 -1.9 -5 16.4 8.9 118
2021 Splitter LAA R 278 87.7 33.5 1.1 3 3.8 -4.8 -56
2021 Cutter LAA R 240 86.9 32.2 -3.6 -12 3.6 0.5 16
2021 Curveball LAA R 67 74.8 63.5 2.3 4 12 2 20
2020 Curveball LAA R 5 71.9 66.7 1 2 13.2 1.1 9
2020 Splitter LAA R 13 85.8 35.6 3.1 10 2.8 -7.8 -74
2020 4-Seamer LAA R 39 93.8 16.6 -1.6 -11 2.6 -4.6 -64
2020 Slider LAA R 23 79.1 39 -4.6 -11 14.6 4.7 48
2018 Splitter LAA R 191 87.3 33.6 2.5 8 5.6 -4.8 -46
2018 Curveball LAA R 56 73.9 66.7 3.8 6 11.1 1.3 14
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 395 96.7 13.1 0.8 6 6.3 -1 -13
2018 Slider LAA R 210 81.5 39.6 -1.3 -3 15.1 8.7 137
! 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 Curveball 0.8 1 67 3.7 14 .308 .615 .411 25 21.4 17.6 .273 .494 .353 40
2021 Cutter -0.9 -2 240 13.3 55 .231 .404 .294 20.3 1.8 5.9 .277 .496 .352 39.2
2021 Splitter -3.3 -9 279 15.4 107 .08 .1 .113 52.1 60.7 35.7 .08 .127 .131 29.7
2021 Slider -2 -8 375 20.8 115 .2 .305 .26 30.2 31.3 25.7 .18 .276 .24 30.4
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 846 46.8 182 .291 .5 .398 20.9 17 21.7 .278 .443 .38 50.4
2020 Slider 5.4 1 23 28.7 1 .7 33.3 0 0 .7
2020 Splitter 7.9 1 13 16.3 5 .25 .25 .32 28.6 40 28.6 .055 .056 .181 0
2020 4-Seamer 11.3 4 39 48.8 10 .5 .5 .6 16.7 10 11.1 .421 .643 .602 100
2020 Curveball -0.3 0 5 6.3
2018 Curveball -1.6 -1 56 6.6 7 0 0 .1 37.5 14.3 16.7 .085 .18 .198 20
2018 Slider -1.2 -3 210 24.6 54 .14 .36 .243 39.3 35.2 29.2 .139 .255 .209 16.1
2018 Splitter -3.3 -6 191 22.4 59 .036 .055 .084 56.4 59.3 36.1 .103 .179 .159 30
2018 4-Seamer 0.4 2 395 46.3 91 .382 .539 .442 21.1 8.8 12.1 .337 .521 .418 39.1
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 28 93.3 76 14.3 12:45 12:15 30
2020 Slider 15 79.4 53 14.8 8:30 9:45 -75
2021 Curveball 66 74.7 88 21.1 7:15 7:15 0
2021 Cutter 237 86.9 36 5.3 11:00 10:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 843 95.6 80 15.5 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Splitter 263 87.7 54 4.9 1:30 2:45 -75
2021 Slider 372 81.8 58 17.4 8:15 9:00 -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
2018 211 853 -9 -8 5 4 -8
2021 473 1807 -19 -22 14 8 -19
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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 853 49.8 65.9 76.8 23.4 31 40.9 55 44.5 34.7 7.6 73.8
2020 80 38.8 48.4 80 20.4 70 41.3 50 31.3 24 10 62.5
2021 1807 51.5 68.7 79.7 25 47.5 40 58.8 47.5 28.3 9.2 82
2740 50.6 67.4 78.8 24.3 43.2 40.3 57.4 46.1 30.1 8.8 79.2
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
2018 73 82 81 71 68 92 79 84 82 88 18 96 73 95 33 37
2020
2021 80 83 82 74 74 37 63 52 33 81 43 67 80 55 48 38
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 22.9 12 10.9 1 8 8 5 41.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 12 13 12 10 14 9 9 14 13 10 13 11 7 9 10 12 7 10 11 11 7 9 10 13 11 14 11 10 14 10 13
! 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 93.8 93.6 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 87.7 1.9
Breaking Velocity 77.8 80.8 3
Exit Velocity 97.6 88.7 -8.9
Launch Angle 10.8 12.2 1.4
Barrel % 0 6.9 6.9
Hard Hit % 60 40.6 -19.4
Sweet Spot % 40 31.9 -8.1
xBA .238 .206 -0.032
BA .375 .211 -0.164
xwOBA .476 .282 -0.194
wOBA .515 .282 -0.233
xSLG .349 .334 -0.015
SLG .375 .347 -0.028
K% 18.8 28.8 10
BB% 50 8.7 -41.3
Swing % 31.3 47.5 16.2
Whiff% 24 28.3 4.3
In Zone % 38.8 51.5 12.7
Out of Zone % 61.3 48.5 -12.8
Out of Zone Swing % 20.4 25 4.6
First Pitch Swing % 12.5 30.2 17.7
First Pitch Strike % 50 58.8 8.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 211 .277 119 0 0.0 92 1 1.1
2020 16 .515 11 4 36.4 5 2 40.0
2021 473 .282 232 37 15.9 241 159 66.0

Pitch Distribution