Spencer Patton
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 24, #726, Kansas City Royals | Southern Illinois - Edwardsville
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 2 3.83 42 0 2 42.1 48 1.20
2022 0 0 3.86 7 0 0 7 5 1.00
2023 0 0 5.11 12 0 0 12.1 7 1.54
6 Seasons 5 4 5.11 113 0 2 116.1 118 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 42 2-2 3.83 42.1 48 1.20
2022 7 0-0 3.86 7 5 1.00
2023 12 0-0 5.11 12.1 7 1.54
6 Seasons 113 5-4 5.11 116.1 118 1.33
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 27 477 65 8 12.3 7.3 89.9 109.7 13.0 35.4 .266 .492 .378 .380 .470 32.3 25.7 11.0 9.00 6.31
2016 28 391 64 3 4.7 3.0 89.8 115.2 11.3 45.3 .257 .398 .321 .340 .374 42.2 21.8 13.9 5.48 4.97
2021 33 705 109 5 4.6 2.9 85.9 109.4 12.8 31.2 .210 .324 .287 .269 .329 28.4 27.9 8.7 3.83 3.01
2022 34 111 19 1 5.3 3.4 87.6 111.7 11.6 21.1 .188 .295 .284 .288 .255 36.8 17.2 10.3 3.86 3.41
2023 35 205 42 6 14.3 10.9 89.6 108.4 23.2 40.5 .290 .578 .372 .393 .423 42.9 12.7 10.9 5.11 6.99
Player 1889 299 23 7.7 4.9 88.2 115.2 13.9 35.8 .241 .405 .325 .326 .377 34.8 23.6 10.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Patton relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.7%) ,
Slider
(43.4%) ,
Split Finger
(2%) ,
Sinker
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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 40.0 23.1 35.4 1.5 32.3 32.3 35.4 4.6 27.7 23.1 24.6 4.6 12.3 7.3
2016 42.2 25.0 31.3 1.6 32.8 23.4 43.8 1.6 32.8 25.0 29.7 6.3 4.7 3.0
2021 40.4 26.6 25.7 7.3 32.1 34.9 33.0 5.5 29.4 27.5 27.5 5.5 4.6 2.9
2022 52.6 21.1 10.5 15.8 47.4 36.8 15.8 10.5 36.8 26.3 15.8 5.3 5.3 3.4
2023 23.8 52.4 19.0 4.8 38.1 35.7 26.2 2.4 16.7 38.1 23.8 4.8 14.3 10.9
Player 39.1 28.8 27.1 5.0 34.1 32.1 33.8 4.3 28.4 27.4 26.1 5.4 7.7 4.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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 Splitter OAK R 4 84.1 32.3 -3.8 -11 15.9 3.9 32
2023 Sinker OAK R 2 89.7 24.1 -4.0 -14 15.1 -0.3 -2
2023 4-Seamer OAK R 110 91.3 18.8 -0.8 -4 7.8 -1.1 -13
2023 Slider OAK R 89 81.4 40.6 0.1 0 13.3 4.6 53
2022 Splitter TEX R 14 85.1 31.0 -0.6 -2 17.1 4.3 34
2022 4-Seamer TEX R 54 92.1 17.4 -0.5 -3 8.6 -0.3 -3
2022 Slider TEX R 43 81.7 41.7 2.2 6 14.3 5.8 69
2021 Splitter TEX R 69 85.6 30.0 -2.2 -7 13.9 1.3 10
2021 Slider TEX R 237 83.7 40.8 2.7 7 12.1 4.7 63
2021 Sinker TEX R 1 94.1 18.7 -3.6 -16 15.1 -0.2 -1
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 398 93.4 15.7 0.5 3 9.6 0.8 10
2016 Slider CHC R 123 84.6 35.8 1.3 4 3.0 -1.9 -38
2016 Changeup CHC R 17 84.4 30.1 -1.3 -4 8.2 -5.3 -39
2016 4-Seamer CHC R 228 92.9 16.0 -0.2 -1 7.4 -0.5 -6
2016 Sinker CHC R 22 91.8 19.3 -2.7 -12 10.7 -3.8 -26
2015 Slider TEX R 137 83.0 -- -- 7.0 0.1 1
2015 Changeup TEX R 7 82.3 -- -- 8.4 -5.4 -39
2015 4-Seamer TEX R 302 92.7 -- -- 5.6 -2.5 -31
2015 Sinker TEX R 25 91.0 -- -- 12.8 -2.2 -15
! 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 4-Seamer 0.6 1 110 53.7 32 .192 .577 .341 18.2 18.8 18.2 .278 .720 .440 54.5
2023 Slider -1.6 -1 89 43.4 21 .350 .500 .386 21.1 4.8 4.2 .275 .362 .297 26.3
2023 Splitter 0.1 0 4 2.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 Sinker -31.4 -1 2 1.0 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .911 1.205 .925 100.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.1 0 54 48.6 10 .143 .571 .410 26.1 10.0 9.1 .299 .605 .477 50.0
2022 Slider 3.9 2 43 38.7 15 .154 .154 .167 22.7 20.0 20.0 .142 .164 .168 36.4
2022 Splitter -2.2 0 14 12.6 4 .333 .333 .400 33.3 25.0 33.3 .129 .137 .265 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.1 1 398 56.5 88 .224 .382 .319 26.2 27.3 21.4 .214 .367 .309 32.7
2021 Slider 1.4 3 237 33.6 68 .185 .277 .235 30.5 33.8 24.2 .181 .266 .214 26.2
2021 Splitter -3.9 -3 69 9.8 16 .438 .563 .438 12.5 6.3 9.1 .310 .358 .292 20.0
2021 Sinker -6.1 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 110 91.3 89 15.5 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Slider 88 81.4 52 14.1 8:00 9:00 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 54 92.1 93 16.8 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Splitter 14 85.1 97 18.8 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 Slider 41 81.7 45 15.2 7:45 8:45 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 396 93.4 96 18.1 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Splitter 69 85.6 96 15.9 2:15 2:15 0
2021 Slider 233 83.8 31 13.5 8:00 8:30 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 35 142 2 1 0 -1 3
2015 109 476 -4 0 -4 -4 -12
2016 101 391 2 -1 -4 -3 -5
2021 172 705 3 4 -4 -2 1
2022 29 111 3 1 -1 -1 1
2023 54 205 1 0 -2 -1 -1
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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 477 51.4 63.3 74.8 24.6 57.9 39.2 52.3 44.4 28.8 8.2 66.7
2016 391 48.8 66.0 80.2 20.0 47.5 41.4 54.5 42.5 26.5 5.1 60.0
2021 705 46.5 66.2 79.3 28.4 58.9 39.7 54.7 46.0 26.9 7.5 69.8
2022 111 45.9 74.5 78.9 16.7 60.0 48.6 44.8 43.2 25.0 4.5 100.0
2023 205 46.8 68.8 92.4 25.7 50.0 34.1 57.4 45.9 19.1 9.3 78.9
Player 1,889 48.2 66.1 79.7 24.7 55.8 39.9 53.8 44.7 26.3 7.2 69.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 49 41 55
2016 47 17 45
2021 47 12 50
2022 21 7 47
2023 13 9 44
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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 23.7 3 3.0 0 2 1 2 66.7
2021 23.5 4 3.1 1 2 2 1 25.0
2022 23.5 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0.0
2023 21.8 3 3.1 0 2 2 1 33.3
Player 23.0 11 10.2 1 6 6 4 36.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 3 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 2 3 3 4 3 3 3
2021 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 1 3 3 3 5 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
2023 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 3 3 3 4 4 3 3
Player 11 9 9 11 10 9 10 12 7 9 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 10 10 14 13 9 10 10 12 11 9 9
! 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 92.6 -- 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 93.4 -- 92.1 -1.3 91.2 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 82.3 -- 2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 85.6 -- 85.1 -0.5 84.1 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 83.0 -- 1.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 83.7 -- 81.7 -2.0 81.4 -0.3
Exit Velocity 89.9 -- -0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 85.9 -- 87.6 1.7 89.6 2.0
Launch Angle 13.0 -- -1.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.8 -- 11.6 -1.2 23.2 11.6
Barrel % 12.3 -- -7.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6 -- 5.3 0.7 14.3 9.0
Hard Hit % 32.3 -- 9.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 28.4 -- 36.8 8.4 42.9 6.1
Sweet Spot % 35.4 -- 9.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31.2 -- 21.1 -10.1 40.5 19.4
xBA .266 -- -0.009 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .210 -- .188 -0.022 .290 0.102
BA .261 -- -0.028 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .229 -- .174 -0.055 .277 0.103
xwOBA .380 -- -0.040 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .269 -- .288 0.019 .393 0.105
wOBA .378 -- -0.057 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .287 -- .284 -0.003 .372 0.088
xSLG .492 -- -0.094 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .324 -- .295 -0.029 .578 0.283
SLG .500 -- -0.128 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .357 -- .304 -0.053 .574 0.270
K% 25.7 -- -3.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 27.9 -- 17.2 -10.7 12.7 -4.5
BB% 11.0 -- 2.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.7 -- 10.3 1.6 10.9 0.6
Swing % 44.4 -- -1.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 46.0 -- 43.2 -2.8 45.9 2.7
Whiff% 28.8 -- -2.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 26.9 -- 25.0 -1.9 19.1 -5.9
In Zone % 51.4 -- -2.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 46.5 -- 45.9 -0.6 46.8 0.9
Out of Zone % 48.6 -- 2.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 53.5 -- 54.1 0.6 53.2 -0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 24.6 -- -4.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 28.4 -- 16.7 -11.7 25.7 9.0
First Pitch Swing % 21.1 -- -1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 23.3 -- 20.7 -2.6 29.6 8.9
First Pitch Strike % 52.3 -- 2.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 54.7 -- 44.8 -9.9 57.4 12.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 100 .312 61 0 0.0 39 7 17.9
2021 Shifts 161 .294 88 9 10.2 73 57 78.1
2022 Shifts 29 .284 21 8 38.1 8 7 87.5
2023 Shades 54 .372 33 0 0.0 21 13 61.9
! 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 %
2014 28 15.1 46.4% 0.0% 40 23.1 0.0% 2.5%
2015