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Spenser Watkins
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 185LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 30, #910, Detroit Tigers | Western Oregon
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 7 8.42 14 10 0 51.1 33 1.77
1 Season 2 7 8.42 14 10 0 51.1 33 1.77
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 14 2-7 8.42 51.1 33 1.77
1 Season 14 2-7 8.42 51.1 33 1.77

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
2021 29 916 189 20 10.6 90.4 115.2 17.5 39.2 .303 .552 .412 .393 .428 37.6 13.6 7.8 8.42 7.17
916 189 20 10.6 90.4 115.2 17.5 39.2 .303 .552 .412 .393 .428 37.6 13.6 7.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Watkins relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.2%) ,
Cutter
(30.5%) ,
Curveball
(16.5%) ,
Changeup
(5.9%) ,


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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 432 236 196 47.2 90.7 104 93 33 19 6 2 6 16 79 .355 .318 .656 .603 .439 .420 91.6 23 2234 6.4 12.6 17.0
2021 Cutter 279 164 115 30.5 86.6 87 76 22 14 5 0 3 11 66 .289 .297 .474 .486 .362 .373 90.1 13 2365 6.4 18.0 14.5
2021 Curveball 151 66 85 16.5 79.1 34 32 12 6 4 0 2 6 27 .375 .308 .688 .602 .453 .396 86.4 12 2326 6.4 25.8 10.9
2021 Changeup 54 12 42 5.9 85.5 18 17 5 2 1 0 2 0 17 .294 .238 .706 .472 .428 .323 86.1 13 1532 6.4 23.3 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2021 33.3 30.2 30.2 6.3 45.5 29.6 24.9 3.7 27 29.1 21.7 7.4 10.6
33.3 30.2 30.2 6.3 45.5 29.6 24.9 3.7 27 29.1 21.7 7.4 10.6
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 Changeup BAL R 54 85.5 26.4 -2.6 -9 10.7 -2.6 -20
2021 4-Seamer BAL R 432 90.7 15.5 0.5 3 0.2 -6 -96
2021 Curveball BAL R 151 79.1 51.7 -2.7 -5 0.5 -7.5 -94
2021 Cutter BAL R 279 86.6 28.9 0.3 1 5.6 2.3 67
! 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 Changeup 2.8 2 54 5.9 18 .294 .706 .431 23.3 0 0 .238 .472 .324 35.3
2021 Curveball 5 8 151 16.5 34 .375 .688 .479 25.8 17.6 10.9 .308 .602 .417 37
2021 Cutter 0.7 2 279 30.5 87 .289 .474 .366 18 12.6 14.5 .297 .486 .374 34.8
2021 4-Seamer 2.9 12 432 47.2 104 .355 .656 .452 12.6 15.4 17 .318 .603 .42 40.5
! 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
2021 Changeup 54 85.5 90 15 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Curveball 151 79.1 55 10.4 7:00 6:00 60
2021 Cutter 279 86.6 53 8.8 11:15 10:30 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 431 90.7 89 17.1 12:15 12:00 15
! 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
2021 243 916 8 3 8 4 23
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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 %
2021 916 46.1 70.1 87.5 25.1 70.2 45.6 56 45.9 17.4 6.1 75
916 46.1 70.1 87.5 25.1 70.2 45.6 56 45.9 17.4 6.1 75
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
2021 0 1 0 1 4 40 11 15 58 2 56 1 0 7 61 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 %
2021 24.7 13 14.6 -2 8 9 7 53.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 13 15 17 15 16 14 14 15 13 15 18 15 11 12 14 15 12 15 15 16 12 14 14 16 15 14 16 15 15 14 16
! 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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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 243 .412 126 16 12.7 117 65 55.6

Pitch Distribution