Taj Bradley
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 22
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 5, #150, Tampa Bay Rays | Redan HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 5 8 5.59 23 21 0 104.2 129 1.39
1 Season 5 8 5.59 23 21 0 104.2 129 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 23 5-8 5.59 104.2 129 1.39
1 Season 23 5-8 5.59 104.2 129 1.39
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
2023 22 1821 291 31 10.7 6.7 91.2 113.4 17.1 37.5 .244 .440 .344 .325 .417 46.4 28.0 8.5 5.59 4.48
Player 1821 291 31 10.7 6.7 91.2 113.4 17.1 37.5 .244 .440 .344 .325 .417 46.4 28.0 8.5
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

Bradley relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(45.0%) ,
Cutter
(24.6%) ,
Curveball
(16.7%) ,
Changeup
(13.7%) ,


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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
2023 36.4 24.1 27.8 11.7 37.5 35.1 27.5 3.8 25.8 27.1 26.1 6.5 10.7 6.7
Player 36.4 24.1 27.8 11.7 37.5 35.1 27.5 3.8 25.8 27.1 26.1 6.5 10.7 6.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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 Cutter TB R 448 88.9 29.4 -2.3 -9 4.5 1.6 58
2023 4-Seam Fastball TB R 819 96.1 10.9 2.7 20 4.9 -2.5 -34
2023 Curveball TB R 304 79.0 60.9 6.4 12 6.6 -1.8 -21
2023 Changeup TB R 250 89.3 26.8 -1.7 -6 9.3 -5.3 -36
! 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-Seam Fastball -0.6 -5 819 45.0 226 .277 .559 .398 19.1 23.5 19.6 .264 .492 .368 46.2
2023 Cutter -1.4 -6 448 24.6 102 .312 .581 .400 29.5 19.6 22.5 .284 .501 .359 51.4
2023 Curveball 0.7 2 304 16.7 69 .169 .338 .254 22.4 43.5 21.4 .199 .356 .260 45.7
2023 Changeup -0.4 -1 250 13.7 63 .190 .333 .237 41.0 41.3 34.7 .168 .276 .188 37.8
! 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 Changeup 235 89.3 76 12.0 12:45 2:00 -75
2023 Curveball 301 78.9 87 20.9 6:45 6:45 0
2023 Cutter 443 88.8 42 7.1 11:00 10:15 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 805 96.1 95 19.1 12:45 12:30 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 460 1,821 -16 19 -7 -6 -10
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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 %
2023 1,821 52.7 71.8 79.7 27.2 59.0 42.1 62.0 50.7 24.9 9.1 82.4
Player 1,821 52.7 71.8 79.7 27.2 59.0 42.1 62.0 50.7 24.9 9.1 82.4
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
2023 37 49 27 17 57 22 11 5 5 81 47 41 28 85 66 39 49
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 23.5 23 20.1 3 3 17 7 30.4
Player 23.5 23 20.1 3 3 17 7 30.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 23 16 20 17 21 20 22 14 16 20 20 17 21 20 20 22 23 20 22 22 21 23 24 24 18 20 19 20 23 20 19
Player 23 16 20 17 21 20 22 14 16 20 20 17 21 20 20 22 23 20 22 22 21 23 24 24 18 20 19 20 23 20 19
! 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 460 .344 230 33 14.3 230 98 42.6
! 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 %
2023 485 15.2 44.5% 0.8% 268 20.3 0.4% 0.4%
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Pitch Distribution