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Taylor Ward
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
2021 41 35 5 7 2 5 0 .200 .275 .400 .675
4 Seasons 338 306 39 65 9 27 4 .212 .282 .356 .638
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .200 2 5 0 .675
4 Seasons .212 9 27 4 .638

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2018 25 578 90 7 7.8 86.9 106.7 16.2 42.2 .203 .350 .255 .275 .356 33.3 30.6 6.1
2019 26 207 19 2 10.5 91.7 105.7 11.2 47.4 .193 .309 .275 .271 .467 52.6 47.9 12.5
2020 27 391 66 3 4.5 91.1 108.6 10.4 31.8 .255 .401 .314 .314 .400 47 27.5 7.8
2021 28 135 26 2 7.7 85.9 106.4 8.4 38.5 .232 .429 .281 .308 .361 34.6 21.6 8.1
1311 201 14 7 88.7 108.6 12.9 38.8 .221 .369 .279 .290 .382 39.8 31.1 7.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 75 55.6 26 21 5 2 1 0 2 4 19 .238 .260 .571 .522 .369 .362 84.4 8 11.4 18.2
2021 Breaking 43 31.9 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 .167 .172 .167 .201 .148 .165 72.3 9 76.9 27.3
2021 Offspeed 17 12.6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .189 .000 .312 .000 .213 82.3 5 42.9 33.3
2020 Fastballs 232 59.3 58 53 14 10 3 1 0 13 40 .264 .290 .358 .447 .303 .350 91.9 12 12.2 21.7
2020 Breaking 133 34.0 39 38 11 7 3 1 0 15 23 .289 .191 .421 .329 .312 .231 90.9 12 37.3 27.8
2020 Offspeed 26 6.6 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .445 .333 .517 .456 .538 83.4 -22 40.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 35.6 21.1 2.2 7.8
2019 36.8 15.8 42.1 5.3 42.1 42.1 15.8 0 31.6 21.1 31.6 5.3 10.5
2020 45.5 25.8 28.8 0 19.7 45.5 34.8 4.5 31.8 24.2 24.2 10.6 4.5
2021 53.8 30.8 15.4 0 42.3 30.8 26.9 7.7 46.2 7.7 11.5 19.2 7.7
41.8 26.9 26.9 4.5 34.8 38.3 26.9 3.5 32.8 26.9 21.9 7.5 7
45.2 22.1 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Curveball 9 1 12 8.9 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .58 .687 .575 0
2021 Cutter 3.2 0 12 8.9 3 1 1 .8 0 0 0 .606 .68 .624 50
2021 Slider -5.1 -2 31 23 5 0 0 0 83.3 60 27.3 .09 .103 .082 0
2021 Changeup -6.5 -1 17 12.6 5 0 0 0 42.9 20 33.3 .189 .312 .213 25
2021 Sinker -0.5 0 32 23.7 11 .2 .5 .327 16.7 18.2 25 .225 .35 .291 25
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 0 31 23 12 .2 .6 .329 10.5 16.7 18.2 .261 .679 .386 55.6
2020 Changeup 1.6 0 24 6.1 5 .333 .333 .46 33.3 0 0 .445 .517 .538 66.7
2020 Cutter 2.3 1 38 9.7 10 .333 .444 .375 11.8 30 25 .281 .389 .328 33.3
2020 Curveball -1 -1 58 14.8 15 .267 .533 .333 42.3 53.3 34.8 .169 .317 .2 85.7
2020 Sinker 2.2 2 76 19.4 20 .368 .421 .413 11.1 30 40 .323 .397 .336 30.8
2020 Slider -0.2 0 75 19.2 24 .304 .348 .306 34.1 29.2 22.6 .206 .337 .251 31.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 118 30.2 28 .16 .28 .273 13 14.3 12.1 .267 .505 .368 57.1
2020 Splitter -4.4 0 1 0.3 100
2020 N/A -3.9 0 1 0.3
2019 Splitter -14.3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2019 Curveball -2.2 -1 23 11.1 4 0 0 0 60 100 57.1 0
2019 Changeup -4.5 -1 19 9.2 4 .25 .5 .313 37.5 50 28.6 .26 .289 .238 0
2019 Cutter -7.3 -2 21 10.1 5 .2 .2 .18 37.5 60 60 .123 .147 .117 50
2019 Sinker 0.4 0 21 10.1 6 .5 .75 .592 0 0 0 .621 1.038 .698 50
2019 Slider 0.9 0 48 23.2 8 .25 .625 .363 72.7 75 37.5 .182 .301 .202 50
2019 4-Seamer -3.1 -2 68 32.9 18 .143 .214 .275 16 27.8 20.8 .178 .323 .319 66.7
2018 Splitter -4.9 0 3 0.5 1 0 0 0 50 100 100 0
2018 Changeup -2.6 -1 39 6.7 8 .143 .143 .2 23.5 12.5 6.7 .137 .17 .205 16.7
2018 Curveball -2.6 -1 56 9.7 11 .182 .182 .164 37.5 36.4 28.6 .185 .221 .181 42.9
2018 Cutter -8.5 -3 36 6.2 11 0 0 0 7.1 27.3 60 .063 .1 .069 25
2018 Slider 1.8 2 102 17.6 28 .179 .429 .252 44.7 50 32.6 .28 .484 .326 50
2018 Sinker 1.2 1 111 19.2 32 .231 .462 .369 8.2 9.4 13 .239 .497 .389 21.7
2018 4-Seamer -1.2 -3 231 40 56 .196 .353 .275 22.3 33.9 26.4 .189 .316 .26 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 147 578 0 -10 2 3 -5
2019 47 202 -3 -3 0 1 -5
2020 102 391 0 -3 4 2 2
2021 37 135 0 -3 1 0 -1
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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 65.2
2019 207 49.5 57 71.9 24.5 28 42.1 25 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 135 45.2 59 75 25.7 57.9 43.7 24.3 40.7 30.9 5.2 85.7
1311 52 58.6 81.4 23 48.6 44.5 22.5 41.5 27 7.6 71.7
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2018 77
2019 82
2020 89
2021 90
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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 1 2 0 0
2020 0 1.2 -1 1 2 0
2021 22.1 2 1.4 1 1 1 1 50

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 1 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
2021 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.9 91.7 4.8 91.1 -0.6 85.9 -5.2
Launch Angle 16.2 11.2 -5 10.4 -0.8 8.4 -2
Barrel % 7.8 10.5 2.7 4.5 -6 7.7 3.2
Hard Hit % 33.3 52.6 19.3 47 -5.6 34.6 -12.4
Sweet Spot % 42.2 47.4 5.2 31.8 -15.6 38.5 6.7
xBA .203 .193 -0.01 .255 0.062 .232 -0.023
BA .178 .19 0.012 .277 0.087 .188 -0.089
xwOBA .275 .271 -0.004 .314 0.043 .308 -0.006
wOBA .255 .275 0.02 .314 0.039 .281 -0.033
xSLG .35 .309 -0.041 .401 0.092 .429 0.028
SLG .333 .333 0 .383 0.05 .406 0.023
K% 30.6 47.9 17.3 27.5 -20.4 21.6 -5.9
BB% 6.1 12.5 6.4 7.8 -4.7 8.1 0.3
Swing % 39.8 40.6 0.8 44.8 4.2 40.7 -4.1
Whiff% 23.5 41.7 18.2 23.4 -18.3 30.9 7.5
In Zone % 53.5 49.5 -4 53.5 4 45.2 -8.3
Out of Zone % 46.5 50.5 4 46.5 -4 54.8 8.3
Out of Zone Swing % 20.8 24.5 3.7 24.2 -0.3 25.7 1.5
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 25 0.5 17.6 -7.4 24.3 6.7
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.5 4.7 58.8 -3.7 70.3 11.5
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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 37 2 5.4 .298 .000