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Taylor Ward
Popularity: ↑ 63%
OF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 27

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
2020 102 94 16 26 0 5 2 .277 .333 .383 .716
3 Seasons 297 271 34 58 7 22 4 .214 .283 .351 .633
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .277 0 5 2 .716
3 Seasons .214 7 22 4 .633

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 578 90 7 7.8 86.9 16.2 42.2 .208 .361 .255 .281 .368 33.3 30.6 6.1
2019 207 19 2 10.5 91.7 11.2 47.4 .195 .312 .275 .274 .474 52.6 47.9 12.5
2020 391 66 3 4.5 91.1 10.4 31.8 .251 .400 .309 .297 .376 47.0 27.5 7.8
ALL 1176 175 12 6.9 89 13.5 38.9 .221 .367 .277 .286 .382 40.6 32.3 7.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 229 58.6 57 52 13 9 3 1 0 13 39 .250 .273 .346 .439 .289 .326 91.9 12 12.5 22.0
2020 Breaking 136 34.8 40 39 12 8 3 1 0 15 24 .308 .208 .436 .341 .321 .231 90.9 12 36.8 27.3
2020 Offspeed 26 6.6 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .415 .333 .481 .450 .507 83.4 -22 40.0 0.0
2019 Fastballs 106 52.5 28 22 5 3 2 0 0 8 14 .227 .254 .318 .419 .328 .371 93.4 11 18.4 24.2
2019 Breaking 75 37.1 13 13 2 1 0 0 1 10 3 .154 .127 .385 .214 .216 .142 89.5 22 64.7 43.5
2019 Offspeed 21 10.4 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 .167 .164 .333 .188 .203 .153 83.3 -3 50.0 44.4
! 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 %
2020 Changeup 1.4 0 24 6.1 5 .333 .333 .460 33.3 0.0 0.0 .415 .481 .511 66.7
2020 Cutter 1.1 0 35 9.0 9 .250 .375 .317 13.3 33.3 27.3 .194 .310 .260 40.0
2020 Curveball -0.8 0 59 15.1 15 .267 .533 .333 44.0 53.3 34.8 .168 .305 .184 85.7
2020 Sinker 2.2 2 76 19.4 20 .368 .421 .413 11.1 30.0 40.0 .320 .404 .325 30.8
2020 Slider 0.6 0 77 19.7 25 .333 .375 .330 32.6 28.0 21.9 .234 .364 .260 29.4
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 118 30.2 28 .160 .280 .273 13.0 14.3 12.1 .262 .506 .348 57.1
2020 Splitter -0.8 0 2 0.5 100.0 0.0
2019 Splitter -14.3 0 2 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 .000
2019 Curveball -2.2 -1 23 11.1 4 .000 .000 .000 60.0 100.0 57.1 .000
2019 Cutter -7.4 -1 17 8.2 4 .250 .250 .225 50.0 75.0 60.0 .127 .137 .114 100.0
2019 Changeup -4.4 -1 19 9.2 4 .250 .500 .313 37.5 50.0 28.6 .246 .281 .229 0.0
2019 Sinker 0.6 0 21 10.1 6 .500 .750 .592 0.0 0.0 0.0 .612 1.003 .682 50.0
2019 Slider 0.4 0 52 25.1 9 .222 .556 .322 66.7 66.7 37.5 .183 .309 .205 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -3.0 -2 68 32.9 18 .143 .214 .275 16.0 27.8 20.8 .187 .332 .327 66.7
2018 Splitter -4.9 0 3 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 .000
2018 Changeup -2.6 -1 39 6.7 8 .143 .143 .200 23.5 12.5 6.7 .135 .174 .205 16.7
2018 Curveball -2.6 -1 56 9.7 11 .182 .182 .164 37.5 36.4 28.6 .188 .218 .180 42.9
2018 Cutter -8.6 -3 36 6.2 11 .000 .000 .000 7.1 27.3 60.0 .063 .100 .072 25.0
2018 Slider 1.9 2 102 17.6 28 .179 .429 .261 44.7 50.0 32.6 .295 .519 .351 50.0
2018 Sinker 0.8 1 111 19.2 32 .231 .462 .397 8.3 9.4 13.0 .242 .499 .388 21.7
2018 4-Seamer -1.4 -3 231 40.0 56 .196 .353 .275 22.3 33.9 26.4 .195 .326 .264 37.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 144 574 0 -10 3 1 -6
2019 47 202 -3 -3 0 1 -5
2020 102 390 0 -3 5 2 3
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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 56.0 82.7 20.8 57.1 44.6 23.8 39.6 23.6 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 62.2 86.9 24.2 45.5 45.8 16.7 44.5 23.6 8.2 78.1
ALL 1176 52.8 58.3 82.5 22.6 47.2 44.6 21.5 41.4 26.7 7.9 70.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
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
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
ALL 40.0 26.3 28.6 5.1 33.7 39.4 26.9 2.9 30.9 29.7 23.4 5.7 6.9
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2018 77
2019 81
2020 89
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 1 1.3 -0.3 1 2 0 0.0
2020 0 1.2 -1.2 1 2 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 3 1 3 1 3 1 2
2020 0 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 2 1 1 1 2
! 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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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.9 91.7 4.8 91.1 -0.6
Launch Angle 16.2 11.2 -5 10.4 -0.8
Barrel % 7.8 10.5 2.7 4.5 -6
Hard Hit % 33.3 52.6 19.3 47 -5.6
Sweet Spot % 42.2 47.4 5.2 31.8 -15.6
xBA .208 .195 -0.013 .251 0.056
BA .178 .19 0.012 .277 0.087
xwOBA .281 .274 -0.007 .297 0.023
wOBA .255 .275 0.02 .309 0.034
xSLG .361 .312 -0.049 .4 0.088
SLG .333 .333 0 .383 0.05
K% 30.6 47.9 17.3 27.5 -20.4
BB% 6.1 12.5 6.4 7.8 -4.7
Swing % 39.6 40.6 1 44.5 3.9
Whiff% 23.6 41.7 18.1 23.6 -18.1
In Zone Swing % 53.5 49.5 -4 53.5 4
Out of Zone Swing % 46.5 50.5 4 46.5 -4
First Pitch Swing % 23.8 25 1.2 16.7 -8.3
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.5 4.7 58.8 -3.7
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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 .323 .203