Steven Souza Jr.
RF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2007 | Rd: 3, #100, Washington Nationals | Cascade (WA) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 31 27 3 4 1 1 .148 .258 .333 .591
2021 36 33 2 5 1 0 .152 .222 .333 .555
2022 19 19 0 3 0 0 .158 .158 .158 .316
8 Seasons 1,895 1,669 223 383 72 42 .229 .318 .411 .729
AVG HR SB OPS
2020 .148 1 1 .591
2021 .152 1 0 .555
2022 .158 0 0 .316
8 Seasons .229 72 42 .729
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

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%
2015 26 1717 231 22 9.5 5.2 88.9 113.2 13.9 27.7 .204 .361 .316 .297 .397 39.0 33.8 10.8
2016 27 1836 273 29 10.6 6.2 89.9 113.6 13.0 37.4 .228 .418 .308 .308 .438 38.1 34.0 6.6
2017 28 2490 347 40 11.5 6.5 88.8 116.2 11.7 33.4 .238 .458 .348 .350 .443 38.6 29.0 13.6
2018 29 1123 166 13 7.8 4.8 88.7 109.8 16.2 35.5 .233 .388 .299 .314 .385 39.8 27.6 10.3
2020 31 141 12 1 8.3 3.2 87.2 103.0 31.9 33.3 .113 .226 .262 .214 .319 50.0 48.4 12.9
2021 32 147 19 1 5.3 2.8 87.3 105.8 13.4 36.8 .123 .228 .241 .194 .257 31.6 38.9 5.6
2022 33 73 11 0 0.0 0.0 83.3 97.1 23.6 36.4 .181 .203 .140 .169 .291 18.2 42.1 0.0
Player 7527 1059 106 10.0 5.7 89.0 116.2 13.6 33.6 .222 .404 .318 .315 .416 38.5 31.8 10.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .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
2015 48.1 19.5 21.6 10.8 45.0 36.8 18.2 7.4 31.6 23.4 20.3 5.2 9.5 5.2
2016 42.9 24.5 26.7 5.9 43.2 33.0 23.4 3.3 32.6 21.6 22.3 7.7 10.6 6.2
2017 45.2 23.6 24.8 6.3 43.8 36.0 20.2 4.3 32.0 23.6 23.6 3.2 11.5 6.5
2018 38.0 22.9 28.9 10.2 37.3 37.3 25.3 4.8 27.7 27.7 25.9 6.0 7.8 4.8
2020 25.0 25.0 16.7 33.3 50.0 25.0 25.0 8.3 25.0 33.3 16.7 8.3 8.3 3.2
2021 36.8 42.1 15.8 5.3 47.4 21.1 31.6 0.0 36.8 42.1 10.5 5.3 5.3 2.8
2022 36.4 18.2 18.2 27.3 54.5 36.4 9.1 0.0 27.3 45.5 27.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 43.6 23.1 24.9 8.3 43.2 35.2 21.5 4.7 31.4 24.4 22.7 5.3 10.0 5.7
MLB 44.6 23.4 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -7.4 -2 25 34.2 7 .000 .000 .000 60.0 85.7 75.0 .051 .054 .047 100.0
2022 Slider -8.3 -2 18 24.7 3 .000 .000 .000 30.0 0.0 0.0 .212 .245 .194 0.0
2022 Changeup -0.1 0 11 15.1 3 .333 .333 .300 37.5 66.7 50.0 .224 .253 .211 0.0
2022 Sinker -14.2 -1 9 12.3 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .131 .151 .125 33.3
2022 Curveball -3.3 0 5 6.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .566 .572 .509 0.0
2022 Sweeper 28.6 1 3 4.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 66.7 0.0 0.0 .520 .600 .500 0.0
2022 Slurve 6.2 0 2 2.7 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .297 .360 .276 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -3.4 -2 50 34.0 10 .111 .222 .195 16.0 30.0 17.6 .161 .256 .227 16.7
2021 Slider -6.0 -2 34 23.1 11 .000 .000 .064 30.8 36.4 30.8 .018 .028 .082 50.0
2021 Sinker 6.9 2 27 18.4 9 .500 1.125 .678 0.0 11.1 25.0 .303 .616 .423 28.6
2021 Curveball -3.8 -1 15 10.2 3 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 60.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Changeup -6.6 -1 11 7.5 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 60.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Sweeper -0.6 0 6 4.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Cutter -0.8 0 3 2.0 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Splitter 2.7 0 1 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker -7.2 -2 34 24.1 9 .000 .000 .233 46.2 55.6 33.3 .010 .012 .240 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.3 -1 31 22.0 8 .125 .500 .250 53.3 62.5 45.5 .052 .164 .086 66.7
2020 Slider -4.6 -1 27 19.1 5 .000 .000 .140 38.5 20.0 9.1 .121 .135 .231 33.3
2020 Curveball -2.7 -1 21 14.9 5 .000 .000 .000 83.3 80.0 57.1 .105 .399 .201 100.0
2020 Changeup 10.3 1 11 7.8 3 .667 1.000 .717 0.0 0.0 0.0 .236 .359 .255 33.3
2020 Cutter 13.1 1 11 7.8 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 25.0 0.0 0.0 .867 1.121 .852 100.0
2020 Sweeper -1.9 0 4 2.8 -- -- -- 33.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Splitter 6.0 0 2 1.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 422 37.6 103 .247 .326 .320 21.2 22.3 15.6 .240 .358 .316 36.4
2018 Sinker -1.0 -3 270 24.0 65 .193 .368 .293 17.8 21.5 21.9 .267 .396 .339 48.8
2018 Slider -1.4 -2 155 13.8 41 .205 .385 .271 35.5 36.6 28.3 .160 .323 .228 20.8
2018 Curveball 3.2 3 101 9.0 25 .250 .667 .388 50.0 44.0 24.4 .262 .619 .383 61.5
2018 Changeup 0.5 0 80 7.1 17 .235 .353 .253 44.2 47.1 38.1 .235 .428 .280 55.6
2018 Cutter -2.2 -2 72 6.4 16 .182 .182 .331 25.0 18.8 20.0 .197 .246 .349 25.0
2018 Sweeper -8.2 -1 10 0.9 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 33.3 20.0 .023 .030 .022 0.0
2018 Splitter 6.4 1 10 0.9 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .700 1.516 .808 100.0
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 2 830 33.3 196 .226 .471 .379 32.9 33.7 24.8 .226 .481 .374 45.1
2017 Sinker 0.4 2 605 24.3 166 .270 .369 .347 17.9 16.3 19.4 .265 .400 .346 31.6
2017 Slider 0.9 4 452 18.2 110 .212 .444 .320 40.6 36.4 26.5 .207 .384 .293 37.3
2017 Curveball 1.6 4 213 8.6 43 .205 .513 .335 40.2 32.6 17.9 .255 .546 .366 36.0
2017 Changeup 1.4 3 187 7.5 45 .225 .650 .409 42.6 33.3 30.0 .231 .530 .350 46.2
2017 Cutter 2.4 3 133 5.3 37 .273 .485 .388 28.3 24.3 23.1 .289 .655 .423 50.0
2017 Splitter 0.1 0 32 1.3 4 .000 .000 .175 36.4 75.0 18.8 -- -- .175 --
2017 Slurve 7.1 1 19 0.8 8 .429 .857 .563 14.3 37.5 30.0 .210 .609 .379 25.0
2017 Knuckleball 0.0 0 10 0.4 3 .333 .333 .300 25.0 33.3 50.0 .343 .362 .310 0.0
2017 Sweeper -5.6 0 4 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 26 109 1 -3 0 0 -2
2015 426 1,716 -3 -12 8 5 -2
2016 468 1,836 -5 -19 10 5 -9
2017 613 2,486 -5 -12 22 14 19
2018 272 1,121 -8 -14 13 4 -4
2020 31 141 0 -3 0 1 -2
2021 45 183 -2 -4 1 1 -4
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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 %
2015 1,717 50.0 67.0 74.8 25.8 45.5 44.4 42.5 46.4 32.7 7.5 83.7
2016 1,836 51.7 70.6 71.3 27.5 51.6 44.3 49.6 49.8 33.7 7.1 83.1
2017 2,490 47.2 69.5 74.6 21.4 46.6 41.5 38.4 44.1 31.9 6.2 85.6
2018 1,123 47.7 67.3 80.6 22.7 48.1 42.7 35.7 44.0 27.5 7.0 84.6
2020 141 48.9 62.3 65.1 26.4 31.6 41.8 35.5 44.0 43.5 7.1 90.0
2021 147 56.5 59.0 89.8 21.9 28.6 44.2 25.0 42.9 23.8 8.8 76.9
2022 73 56.2 68.3 78.6 37.5 33.3 38.4 47.4 54.8 35.0 6.8 80.0
Player 7,527 49.3 68.5 74.8 24.3 47.1 43.1 41.5 46.1 32.0 6.9 84.2
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
2015 30 2 27 56 28 59 85 55 92 68 1 86 4 70 89
2016 28 9 49 64 11 61 85 64 93 57 1 26 4 59 91 83
2017 74 18 66 74 73 85 88 69 99 66 9 92 8 88 92 93
2018 73 78
2020 14 61
2021 39 56
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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 23.0 17 14.5 3 10 6 9 52.9
2017 23.5 30 26.5 4 9 13 17 56.7
2018 21.9 5 5.4 0 6 5 2 40.0
2020 23.5 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2021 21.6 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 23.2 54 48.4 6 25 25 29 53.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 17 14 14 16 15 13 14 16 13 12 14 19 15 14 14 15 11 13 15 14 15 11 18 16 13 14 14 20 17 13 13
2017 30 25 27 27 29 27 29 25 20 25 26 34 28 28 26 26 25 22 27 24 28 24 30 26 28 24 24 33 30 27 21
2018 5 9 2 3 5 5 6 3 4 3 6 6 7 6 4 5 5 4 7 7 6 11 7 7 3 4 4 6 8 6 4
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 54 50 44 48 51 47 51 46 39 42 48 61 52 50 46 48 43 41 51 47 51 47 57 51 46 44 44 61 57 48 40
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 89.9 1.0 88.8 -1.1 -- -0.1 -- -- 87.2 -- 87.3 0.1 83.3 -4.0
Launch Angle 13.9 13.0 -0.9 11.7 -1.3 -- 4.5 -- -- 31.9 -- 13.4 -18.5 23.6 10.2
Barrel % 9.5 10.6 1.1 11.5 0.9 -- -3.7 -- -- 8.3 -- 5.3 -3.0 0.0 -5.3
Hard Hit % 39.0 38.1 -0.9 38.6 0.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 50.0 -- 31.6 -18.4 18.2 -13.4
Sweet Spot % 27.7 37.4 9.7 33.4 -4.0 -- 2.1 -- -- 33.3 -- 36.8 3.5 36.4 -0.4
xBA .204 .228 0.024 .238 0.010 -- -0.005 -- -- .113 -- .123 0.010 .181 0.058
BA .225 .247 0.022 .239 -0.008 -- -0.019 -- -- .148 -- .152 0.004 .158 0.006
xwOBA .297 .308 0.011 .350 0.042 -- -0.036 -- -- .214 -- .194 -0.020 .169 -0.025
wOBA .316 .308 -0.008 .348 0.040 -- -0.049 -- -- .262 -- .241 -0.021 .140 -0.101
xSLG .361 .418 0.057 .458 0.040 -- -0.070 -- -- .226 -- .228 0.002 .203 -0.025
SLG .399 .409 0.010 .459 0.050 -- -0.090 -- -- .333 -- .333 0.000 .158 -0.175
K% 33.8 34.0 0.2 29.0 -5.0 -- -1.4 -- -- 48.4 -- 38.9 -9.5 42.1 3.2
BB% 10.8 6.6 -4.2 13.6 7.0 -- -3.3 -- -- 12.9 -- 5.6 -7.3 0.0 -5.6
Swing % 46.4 49.8 3.4 44.1 -5.7 -- -0.1 -- -- 44.0 -- 42.9 -1.1 54.8 11.9
Whiff% 32.7 33.7 1.0 31.9 -1.8 -- -4.4 -- -- 43.5 -- 23.8 -19.7 35.0 11.2
In Zone % 50.0 51.7 1.7 47.2 -4.5 -- 0.5 -- -- 48.9 -- 56.5 7.6 56.2 -0.3
Out of Zone % 50.0 48.3 -1.7 52.8 4.5 -- -0.5 -- -- 51.1 -- 43.5 -7.6 43.8 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.8 27.5 1.7 21.4 -6.1 -- 1.3 -- -- 26.4 -- 21.9 -4.5 37.5 15.6
First Pitch Swing % 42.5 49.6 7.1 38.4 -11.2 -- -2.7 -- -- 35.5 -- 25.0 -10.5 47.4 22.4
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 69.0 2.3 60.5 -8.5 -- 1.3 -- -- 58.1 -- 61.1 3.0 63.2 2.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 456 20 4.4 .312 .329
2017 Shifts R 611 78 12.8 .357 .281
2018 Shifts R 272 28 10.3 .293 .358
2020 Shifts R 31 9 29.0 .167 .495
2021 Shifts R 33 3 9.1 .248 .000
2022 Shifts R 19 16 84.2 .000 .166
! 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 27 18.3 18.5% 14.8% 21 22.0 0.0% 9.5%
2015 471 17.9 27.0% 4.7% 276 24.0 7.6%