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

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 30, #910, Detroit Tigers | Western Oregon
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 1 4.61 10 10 0 41.0 23 1.49
2 Seasons 3 8 6.59 26 20 0 95.2 58 1.61
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 10 1-1 4.61 41.0 23 1.49
2 Seasons 26 3-8 6.59 95.2 58 1.61

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
2021 28 960 199 22 11.1 8.6 90.7 115.2 17.1 38.2 .303 .557 .405 .391 .428 38.2 13.7 7.5 8.07 6.94
2022 29 669 139 14 10.1 7.7 91.2 112.8 13.1 39.6 .296 .547 .354 .390 .411 40.3 12.6 9.3 4.61 5.99
Player 1629 338 36 10.7 8.2 90.9 115.2 15.5 38.8 .300 .553 .384 .391 .421 39.1 13.3 8.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Watkins relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(38.4%) ,
Cutter
(22.9%) ,
Slider
(19.7%) ,
Curveball
(11.1%) ,
Changeup
(7.9%) ,


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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
2021 34.2 30.7 29.1 6.0 46.2 29.1 24.6 3.5 27.6 29.1 21.1 7.0 11.1 8.6
2022 38.8 30.2 25.2 5.8 35.3 35.3 29.5 1.4 28.8 31.7 25.2 2.9 10.1 7.7
Player 36.1 30.5 27.5 5.9 41.7 31.7 26.6 2.7 28.1 30.2 22.8 5.3 10.7 8.2
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Cutter BAL R 149 87.4 29.3 -0.5 -2 6.0 2.5 71
2022 Changeup BAL R 53 86.3 25.8 -2.9 -10 10.7 -3.0 -22
2022 Curveball BAL R 72 77.3 60.3 3.1 5 5.9 -2.7 -32
2022 4-Seamer BAL R 252 91.8 16.3 -1.0 -6 0.5 -5.6 -92
2022 Slider BAL R 132 79.0 46.0 2.3 5 14.7 3.5 31
2021 Changeup BAL R 58 85.6 26.1 -2.9 -10 10.5 -2.9 -21
2021 4-Seamer BAL R 447 90.8 15.4 0.5 3 0.3 -6.0 -96
2021 Cutter BAL R 297 86.7 28.7 0.4 1 5.6 2.3 68
2021 Curveball BAL R 158 79.1 51.7 -2.8 -5 0.5 -7.5 -94
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 1.1 3 257 38.4 71 .250 .467 .377 14.2 8.5 8.7 .320 .643 .445 48.1
2022 Cutter 2.3 4 153 22.9 50 .333 .467 .382 27.8 20.0 23.3 .293 .407 .340 34.3
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 132 19.7 36 .167 .361 .244 22.7 16.7 14.0 .230 .515 .307 33.3
2022 Curveball 1.0 1 74 11.1 11 .375 .750 .536 32.0 9.1 7.1 .383 .805 .549 42.9
2022 Changeup 2.7 1 53 7.9 14 .385 .462 .461 20.0 0.0 0.0 .326 .525 .384 38.5
2021 4-Seamer 2.7 12 447 46.6 109 .347 .643 .443 13.1 15.6 16.8 .318 .602 .416 41.0
2021 Cutter 0.2 1 297 30.9 91 .275 .450 .350 19.0 12.1 13.6 .287 .468 .360 35.7
2021 Curveball 5.1 8 158 16.5 36 .382 .765 .524 26.1 19.4 12.3 .327 .673 .449 39.3
2021 Changeup 2.2 1 58 6.0 19 .278 .667 .408 22.6 0.0 0.0 .243 .498 .337 33.3
! 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 58 85.6 90 15.0 12:45 1:30 -45
2021 Curveball 158 79.1 55 10.4 7:00 6:00 60
2021 Cutter 297 86.7 53 8.9 11:30 10:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 446 90.8 89 17.2 12:15 12:00 15
2022 Changeup 53 86.3 88 14.8 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Curveball 71 77.3 71 18.3 7:00 6:45 15
2022 Cutter 146 87.4 49 8.5 11:30 10:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 250 91.8 87 15.5 12:30 12:00 30
2022 Slider 132 79.0 56 16.3 7:45 8:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 255 960 6 3 8 4 22
2022 182 669 6 -6 4 3 8
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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 960 46.4 69.9 87.8 25.2 67.7 45.8 55.7 45.9 17.9 6.1 74.6
2022 669 52.9 66.4 86.4 23.8 52.0 40.5 63.7 46.3 21.6 7.2 72.9
Player 1,629 49.0 68.3 87.2 24.7 62.0 43.6 59.0 46.1 19.4 6.6 73.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021 1 1 1 1 7 36 7 10 54 2 62 3 1 9 63 29
2022 4 8 7 7 7 25 17 7 36 2 31 22 4 12 75 60
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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 14 15.7 -2 10 8 9 64.3
2022 24.6 5 7.3 -2 6 4 3 60.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 14 17 20 12 15 19 14 17 14 16 16 17 12 13 14 15 15 16 15 16 17 15 15 17 15 15 18 14 16 16 19
2022 5 10 9 7 7 7 8 6 7 7 8 7 7 4 7 7 7 8 6 6 9 7 7 7 7 7 8 6 8 6 12
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.2 90.2 1
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 86.3 0.7
Breaking Velocity 79.1 78.4 -0.7
Exit Velocity 90.7 91.2 0.5
Launch Angle 17.1 13.1 -4
Barrel % 11.1 10.1 -1
Hard Hit % 38.2 40.3 2.1
Sweet Spot % 38.2 39.6 1.4
xBA .303 .296 -0.007
BA .322 .272 -0.05
xwOBA .391 .39 -0.001
wOBA .405 .354 -0.051
xSLG .557 .547 -0.01
SLG .596 .457 -0.139
K% 13.7 12.6 -1.1
BB% 7.5 9.3 1.8
Swing % 45.9 46.3 0.4
Whiff% 17.9 21.6 3.7
In Zone % 46.4 52.9 6.5
Out of Zone % 53.6 47.1 -6.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25.2 23.8 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 28 1.7
First Pitch Strike % 55.7 63.7 8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 255 .405 137 18 13.1 118 66 55.9
2022 182 .354 111 19 17.1 71 37 52.1

Pitch Tempo