Spencer Torkelson
1B | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 24
Draft: 2020 | Rd: 1, #1, Detroit Tigers | Arizona State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 404 360 38 73 8 0 .203 .285 .319 .604
2023 684 606 88 141 31 3 .233 .313 .446 .759
2 Seasons 1,088 966 126 214 39 3 .222 .302 .399 .701
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .203 8 0 .604
2023 .233 31 3 .759
2 Seasons .222 39 3 .701
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Statcast Batting 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%
2022 22 1609 263 22 8.4 5.4 90.5 111.5 15.0 35.4 .226 .378 .272 .305 .358 41.8 24.5 9.2
2023 23 2814 440 62 14.1 9.1 91.8 112.7 17.1 33.2 .253 .487 .326 .352 .432 50.9 25.0 9.8
Player 4423 703 84 11.9 7.7 91.3 112.7 16.3 34.0 .243 .446 .306 .334 .404 47.5 24.8 9.6
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.




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
2022 40.7 25.9 25.9 7.6 39.2 34.2 26.6 0.8 32.7 27.8 22.1 8.0 8.4 5.4
2023 33.9 31.6 24.5 10.0 46.1 30.7 23.2 1.4 26.4 29.3 21.4 7.0 14.1 9.1
Player 36.4 29.4 25.0 9.1 43.5 32.0 24.5 1.1 28.7 28.7 21.6 7.4 11.9 7.7
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.

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 5 856 30.4 220 .265 .514 .386 20.5 20.5 19.1 .279 .573 .406 59.4
2023 Slider -0.7 -4 604 21.5 135 .203 .350 .297 31.7 34.8 22.2 .199 .320 .263 38.2
2023 Sinker -0.2 -1 435 15.5 122 .255 .418 .359 11.5 13.9 16.0 .318 .566 .405 60.2
2023 Changeup -1.3 -4 320 11.4 76 .127 .296 .201 33.1 27.6 17.5 .218 .422 .289 43.1
2023 Curveball 1.5 3 224 8.0 45 .220 .634 .380 27.0 37.8 21.5 .168 .459 .296 41.7
2023 Cutter -0.7 -1 156 5.5 34 .367 .700 .481 19.1 11.8 13.8 .348 .595 .434 46.2
2023 Sweeper 0.3 0 140 5.0 33 .194 .452 .273 41.0 42.4 22.6 .212 .487 .295 33.3
2023 Splitter -0.2 0 53 1.9 12 .300 .300 .342 35.5 33.3 14.3 .173 .192 .251 33.3
2023 Screwball 3.6 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer -1.4 -8 555 34.5 144 .175 .292 .286 19.5 21.5 19.4 .212 .390 .327 46.7
2022 Slider -1.3 -5 353 21.9 83 .205 .295 .237 38.8 36.1 24.8 .198 .329 .254 40.8
2022 Sinker 1.1 2 209 13.0 62 .356 .559 .408 13.8 12.9 25.8 .350 .585 .415 51.0
2022 Changeup -2.4 -4 167 10.4 47 .075 .075 .181 30.5 25.5 20.3 .150 .170 .226 28.6
2022 Curveball -1.7 -2 131 8.1 28 .148 .185 .166 30.0 35.7 25.0 .210 .286 .232 29.4
2022 Cutter -1.6 -2 104 6.5 20 .111 .278 .215 23.3 15.0 15.0 .226 .424 .319 40.0
2022 Sweeper 1.6 1 79 4.9 17 .333 .600 .432 31.0 29.4 15.6 .259 .424 .343 30.0
2022 Splitter -10.9 -1 6 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .074 .086 .070 0.0
2022 Slurve 5.2 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 404 1,609 -11 -27 13 8 -16
2023 678 2,790 -6 -19 14 10 -1
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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 %
2022 1,609 50.2 67.0 82.1 24.7 53.5 43.0 28.5 45.9 25.6 8.8 79.6
2023 2,814 51.4 67.5 82.4 23.6 54.1 40.4 29.0 46.2 24.7 8.3 77.3
Player 4,423 51.0 67.4 82.3 24.0 53.9 41.3 28.8 46.1 25.0 8.5 78.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2022 37 20 37 50 37 38 56 78 78 61 27 63 43 75 62 38 4
2023 78 47 84 87 61 97 89 87 83 94 30 67 52 80 51 6 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.3 8 11.5 -4 4 9 4 50.0
2023 23.7 31 35.2 -4 11 25 16 51.6
Player 23.9 39 46.7 -8 15 34 20 51.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 8 11 11 10 12 12 13 11 8 7 11 12 13 11 13 12 11 12 12 12 11 11 14 12 8 11 12 14 12 13 13
2023 31 26 30 32 39 36 40 30 37 32 39 42 29 31 40 38 39 30 38 41 32 38 42 42 25 30 37 38 33 38 33
Player 39 37 41 42 51 48 53 41 45 39 50 54 42 42 53 50 50 42 50 53 43 49 56 54 33 41 49 52 45 51 46
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.5 91.8 1.3
Launch Angle 15.0 17.1 2.1
Barrel % 8.4 14.1 5.7
Hard Hit % 41.8 50.9 9.1
Sweet Spot % 35.4 33.2 -2.2
xBA .226 .253 0.027
BA .203 .233 0.030
xwOBA .305 .352 0.047
wOBA .272 .326 0.054
xSLG .378 .487 0.109
SLG .319 .446 0.127
K% 24.5 25.0 0.5
BB% 9.2 9.8 0.6
Swing % 45.9 46.2 0.3
Whiff% 25.6 24.7 -0.9
In Zone % 50.2 51.4 1.2
Out of Zone % 49.8 48.6 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 24.7 23.6 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 28.5 29.0 0.5
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 60.6 2.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts R 404 69 17.1 .268 .293
2023 Shades R 678 71 10.5 .332 .287
! 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 %
2022 476 18.0 19.3% 1.5% 277 22.2 0.7% 4.3%
2023 771 15.5 43.1% 0.4% 474 19.2 4.4% 0.8%
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