Taylor Ward
RF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #26, Los Angeles Angels | Fresno State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 372 323 51 87 15 41 3 .269 .360 .458 .818
5 Seasons 906 802 118 197 30 96 8 .246 .327 .416 .743
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .269 15 41 3 .818
5 Seasons .246 30 96 8 .743

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%
2018 24 578 90 7 7.8 4.8 86.9 106.7 16.2 42.2 .202 .355 .255 .277 .360 33.3 30.6 6.1
2019 25 207 19 2 10.5 4.2 91.7 105.7 11.2 47.4 .191 .306 .275 .269 .463 52.6 47.9 12.5
2020 26 391 66 3 4.5 2.9 91.1 108.6 10.4 31.8 .250 .396 .314 .309 .393 47.0 27.5 7.8
2021 27 874 156 16 10.3 6.8 89.6 110.0 16.4 39.1 .259 .453 .333 .344 .407 39.7 23.2 8.4
2022 28 1542 236 30 12.7 8.1 89.6 109.7 15.6 39.8 .244 .441 .358 .343 .404 41.3 23.9 11.8
Player 3592 567 58 10.2 6.4 89.4 110.0 15.2 39.3 .239 .417 .325 .325 .399 40.6 26.5 9.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 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, 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
2018 36.7 28.9 25.6 8.9 42.2 34.4 23.3 2.2 30.0 35.6 21.1 2.2 7.8 4.8
2019 36.8 15.8 42.1 5.3 42.1 42.1 15.8 0.0 31.6 21.1 31.6 5.3 10.5 4.2
2020 45.5 25.8 28.8 0.0 19.7 45.5 34.8 4.5 31.8 24.2 24.2 10.6 4.5 2.9
2021 38.5 29.5 27.6 4.5 37.8 32.1 30.1 7.7 25.6 23.1 23.1 10.3 10.3 6.8
2022 39.0 30.9 23.7 6.4 40.3 34.7 25.0 3.8 26.7 24.2 24.6 7.2 12.7 8.1
Player 39.2 29.1 26.3 5.5 37.6 35.4 27.0 4.6 27.7 25.6 23.8 7.6 10.2 6.4
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 0.4 2 554 35.9 131 .236 .391 .338 23.0 23.7 17.9 .242 .476 .369 51.9
2022 Slider 0.1 0 353 22.9 83 .189 .351 .275 41.3 42.2 28.9 .157 .320 .244 36.6
2022 Sinker 2.1 5 239 15.5 55 .333 .458 .440 7.4 9.1 11.1 .310 .480 .388 41.9
2022 Curveball 0.2 0 161 10.4 39 .270 .432 .322 19.7 17.9 12.1 .238 .336 .273 20.0
2022 Changeup 2.0 3 133 8.6 39 .313 .625 .462 25.8 17.9 15.9 .279 .505 .402 36.0
2022 Cutter 7.3 7 93 6.0 22 .526 .947 .634 19.4 13.6 13.0 .385 .682 .491 43.8
2022 Splitter 10.2 1 8 0.5 2 .500 1.500 .800 33.3 50.0 20.0 .267 .779 .435 100.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 267 30.5 65 .182 .436 .314 13.8 21.5 18.4 .259 .544 .381 45.2
2021 Slider 2.8 6 223 25.5 66 .310 .534 .410 32.1 24.2 19.8 .270 .521 .373 48.8
2021 Sinker -0.7 -1 151 17.3 40 .270 .405 .323 19.4 17.5 20.6 .274 .366 .308 30.0
2021 Changeup -0.3 0 93 10.6 31 .154 .154 .229 33.3 16.1 17.9 .241 .319 .316 33.3
2021 Curveball 2.5 2 77 8.8 17 .188 .375 .318 46.4 52.9 56.3 .212 .409 .288 42.9
2021 Cutter 4.3 2 55 6.3 15 .462 .769 .600 21.7 20.0 23.1 .296 .416 .334 27.3
2021 Splitter 1.4 0 8 0.9 3 .333 .333 .300 40.0 33.3 16.7 .093 .104 .086 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.1 0 129 33.0 30 .148 .259 .285 12.5 16.7 14.3 .266 .490 .359 54.5
2020 Slider -1.0 -1 73 18.7 22 .286 .333 .293 34.2 31.8 22.6 .217 .360 .265 35.7
2020 Sinker 2.5 2 65 16.6 18 .412 .471 .408 12.0 27.8 38.5 .314 .391 .332 33.3
2020 Curveball -0.7 0 57 14.6 15 .267 .533 .333 42.3 53.3 34.8 .155 .301 .188 85.7
2020 Cutter 2.7 1 41 10.5 12 .364 .455 .388 15.0 25.0 25.0 .253 .344 .292 25.0
2020 Changeup 1.6 0 24 6.1 5 .333 .333 .460 33.3 0.0 0.0 .428 .499 .529 66.7
2020 N/A -3.9 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Splitter -4.4 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -3.1 -2 67 32.4 18 .143 .214 .275 16.0 27.8 20.8 .173 .317 .315 66.7
2019 Slider 0.9 0 48 23.2 8 .250 .625 .363 72.7 75.0 37.5 .182 .301 .202 50.0
2019 Curveball -2.2 -1 23 11.1 4 .000 .000 .000 60.0 100.0 57.1 -- -- .000 --
2019 Sinker -0.1 0 22 10.6 6 .500 .750 .592 0.0 0.0 0.0 .619 1.035 .697 50.0
2019 Cutter -7.3 -2 21 10.1 5 .200 .200 .180 37.5 60.0 60.0 .123 .147 .117 50.0
2019 Changeup -4.9 -1 19 9.2 4 .250 .500 .313 37.5 50.0 28.6 .257 .286 .235 0.0
2019 Splitter -14.4 0 2 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -1.7 -4 240 41.5 59 .185 .333 .261 22.2 32.2 26.0 .180 .302 .249 34.3
2018 Sinker 2.8 3 102 17.6 29 .261 .522 .438 6.8 10.3 13.6 .263 .576 .428 25.0
2018 Slider 1.8 2 102 17.6 28 .179 .429 .261 44.7 50.0 32.6 .286 .497 .334 50.0
2018 Curveball -2.6 -1 56 9.7 11 .182 .182 .164 37.5 36.4 28.6 .181 .216 .177 42.9
2018 Changeup -2.7 -1 39 6.7 8 .143 .143 .200 23.5 12.5 6.7 .134 .165 .202 16.7
2018 Cutter -8.5 -3 36 6.2 11 .000 .000 .000 7.1 27.3 60.0 .059 .094 .064 25.0
2018 Splitter -4.9 0 3 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 147 578 0 -10 2 3 -5
2019 47 202 -3 -4 0 1 -5
2020 102 391 0 -3 4 2 2
2021 237 874 6 -8 6 4 9
2022 371 1,541 -3 -1 15 7 18
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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 %
2018 578 53.5 56.3 82.2 20.8 57.1 44.6 24.5 39.8 23.5 8.0 65.2
2019 207 49.5 57.0 71.9 24.5 28.0 42.1 25.0 40.6 41.7 6.9 71.4
2020 391 53.5 62.7 86.3 24.2 45.5 45.8 17.6 44.8 23.4 8.2 78.1
2021 874 51.7 67.5 82.3 25.1 53.8 40.8 32.1 47.0 25.1 8.1 83.1
2022 1,542 49.7 58.6 83.7 20.5 52.2 43.6 24.7 39.5 24.3 6.3 74.2
Player 3,592 51.2 60.8 82.8 22.3 51.0 43.3 25.8 42.0 25.2 7.3 75.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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
2018 51 77
2019 41 82
2020 55 89
2021 71 79
2022 78 44 77 78 74 82 87 62 61 59 35 87 51 92 79 41
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.6 6 5.1 1 2 3 3 50.0
2019 -- 1 1.0 0 1 2 0 0.0
2020 -- 0 1.4 -1 1 2 0 --
2021 23.4 8 7.4 1 2 3 5 62.5
2022 23.0 15 13.2 2 12 13 3 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 6 6 7 5 5 6 4 6 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 6 3 6 3 7
2019 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 3 0 2
2020 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 0 1 1 3
2021 8 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 8 6 8 8 7 6 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 7 9 7 8
2022 15 16 13 11 15 17 12 12 11 11 11 12 8 6 11 16 13 16 14 11 18 15 15 12 13 14 17 11 14 12 20
! 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 86.9 91.7 4.8 91.1 -0.6 89.6 -1.5 89.6 0
Launch Angle 16.2 11.2 -5 10.4 -0.8 16.4 6 15.6 -0.8
Barrel % 7.8 10.5 2.7 4.5 -6 10.3 5.8 12.7 2.4
Hard Hit % 33.3 52.6 19.3 47 -5.6 39.7 -7.3 41.3 1.6
Sweet Spot % 42.2 47.4 5.2 31.8 -15.6 39.1 7.3 39.8 0.7
xBA .202 .191 -0.011 .25 0.059 .259 0.009 .244 -0.015
BA .178 .19 0.012 .277 0.087 .25 -0.027 .269 0.019
xwOBA .277 .269 -0.008 .309 0.04 .344 0.035 .343 -0.001
wOBA .255 .275 0.02 .314 0.039 .333 0.019 .358 0.025
xSLG .355 .306 -0.049 .396 0.09 .453 0.057 .441 -0.012
SLG .333 .333 0 .383 0.05 .438 0.055 .458 0.02
K% 30.6 47.9 17.3 27.5 -20.4 23.2 -4.3 23.9 0.7
BB% 6.1 12.5 6.4 7.8 -4.7 8.4 0.6 11.8 3.4
Swing % 39.8 40.6 0.8 44.8 4.2 47 2.2 39.5 -7.5
Whiff% 23.5 41.7 18.2 23.4 -18.3 25.1 1.7 24.3 -0.8
In Zone % 53.5 49.5 -4 53.5 4 51.7 -1.8 49.7 -2
Out of Zone % 46.5 50.5 4 46.5 -4 48.3 1.8 50.3 2
Out of Zone Swing % 20.8 24.5 3.7 24.2 -0.3 25.1 0.9 20.5 -4.6
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 25 0.5 17.6 -7.4 32.1 14.5 24.7 -7.4
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.5 4.7 58.8 -3.7 64.6 5.8 59.1 -5.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2018 R 147 4 2.7 .257 .180
2019 R 47 2 4.3 .278 .345
2020 R 102 12 11.8 .328 .205
2021 R 237 9 3.8 .339 .195
2022 R 370 108 29.2 .371 .331

Pitch Tempo