Taylor Ward
LF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #26, Los Angeles Angels | Fresno State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 564 495 73 139 23 5 .281 .360 .473 .833
2023 409 356 60 90 14 4 .253 .335 .421 .756
2024 108 101 16 28 7 2 .277 .315 .525 .840
7 Seasons 1,615 1,431 216 367 59 16 .256 .332 .435 .767
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .281 23 5 .833
2023 .253 14 4 .756
2024 .277 7 2 .840
7 Seasons .256 59 16 .767
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%
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 2297 380 47 12.4 8.3 90.0 112.6 15.8 41.8 .268 .474 .362 .361 .420 42.9 21.3 10.6
2023 29 1635 282 23 8.2 5.6 90.7 111.4 14.3 34.0 .254 .430 .329 .338 .374 43.9 19.6 9.5
2024 30 376 77 11 14.3 10.6 91.7 108.6 16.7 49.4 .311 .590 .358 .409 .499 48.1 20.2 5.8
Player 6358 1070 109 10.2 6.8 90.1 112.6 15.2 39.4 .256 .446 .334 .342 .406 42.7 23.1 9.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 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
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 35.5 31.3 27.1 6.1 38.4 36.1 25.5 3.4 25.0 25.3 26.3 7.4 12.4 8.3
2023 41.1 32.3 22.0 4.6 37.6 37.2 25.2 1.4 31.9 27.7 23.8 6.0 8.2 5.6
2024 28.6 36.4 32.5 2.6 28.6 35.1 36.4 1.3 22.1 28.6 26.0 6.5 14.3 10.6
Player 37.7 30.8 26.4 5.0 36.6 36.3 27.1 3.3 27.7 26.5 24.7 7.1 10.2 6.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 2.4 2 89 23.7 23 .318 .500 .367 9.3 8.7 8.3 .406 .821 .527 60.0
2024 Sinker -3.1 -3 87 23.1 24 .261 .261 .226 18.2 20.8 29.4 .273 .374 .297 50.0
2024 Slider 4.0 2 59 15.7 14 .308 .615 .475 18.5 21.4 15.0 .378 .733 .483 40.0
2024 Cutter -1.2 -1 51 13.6 17 .133 .333 .306 29.0 17.6 21.4 .241 .514 .362 33.3
2024 Sweeper 12.4 4 34 9.0 9 .444 1.222 .683 14.3 22.2 25.0 .300 .546 .360 28.6
2024 Changeup -3.7 -1 26 6.9 11 .111 .444 .245 31.3 36.4 44.4 .195 .434 .404 66.7
2024 Curveball 7.3 2 21 5.6 6 .500 .667 .508 30.0 33.3 25.0 .318 .708 .428 50.0
2024 Split-Finger -1.2 0 9 2.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 1 570 34.9 152 .259 .489 .362 18.4 18.4 15.6 .257 .519 .367 51.4
2023 Slider -1.5 -5 350 21.4 74 .169 .277 .234 27.0 24.3 17.6 .202 .297 .258 42.9
2023 Sinker -1.0 -3 254 15.5 68 .283 .358 .387 10.9 11.8 17.0 .299 .419 .395 42.2
2023 Curveball -0.5 -1 133 8.1 31 .154 .269 .250 28.3 19.4 13.0 .268 .489 .366 42.9
2023 Changeup 7.2 8 112 6.9 31 .483 .828 .568 19.2 19.4 15.8 .313 .481 .362 43.5
2023 Sweeper -1.2 -1 91 5.6 21 .211 .421 .350 31.4 28.6 19.4 .255 .384 .314 15.4
2023 Cutter 0.0 0 80 4.9 17 .412 .471 .391 20.0 17.6 21.4 .268 .340 .265 42.9
2023 Split-Finger -0.9 0 30 1.8 10 .000 .000 .140 43.8 20.0 18.2 .128 .153 .236 0.0
2023 Slurve -4.3 0 7 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 4 826 36.0 192 .270 .460 .367 20.9 19.8 15.1 .273 .535 .397 53.2
2022 Slider 0.7 3 444 19.3 118 .243 .430 .321 35.1 32.2 28.8 .222 .400 .307 43.7
2022 Sinker 1.7 6 340 14.8 78 .313 .433 .424 8.3 7.7 10.0 .319 .489 .400 45.9
2022 Curveball 0.0 0 198 8.6 52 .260 .420 .308 19.0 17.3 12.5 .274 .414 .313 22.0
2022 Changeup 1.6 3 186 8.1 54 .298 .532 .423 21.8 20.4 17.2 .279 .458 .366 38.9
2022 Cutter 4.7 8 168 7.3 38 .438 .781 .546 22.4 21.1 17.0 .315 .588 .435 41.7
2022 Sweeper 0.1 0 115 5.0 26 .208 .375 .229 25.6 30.8 17.8 .190 .329 .209 16.7
2022 Split-Finger 5.3 1 13 0.6 4 .333 1.000 .575 50.0 50.0 25.0 .178 .520 .392 100.0
2022 Slurve -2.0 0 6 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .122 .144 .118 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 267 30.5 64 .185 .444 .319 13.8 20.3 17.3 .264 .554 .387 45.2
2021 Slider 3.0 6 186 21.3 55 .320 .560 .415 26.8 21.8 17.6 .279 .565 .380 51.3
2021 Sinker -0.9 -1 152 17.4 41 .263 .395 .315 19.4 19.5 22.9 .267 .356 .301 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 2.8 2 73 8.4 16 .200 .400 .338 48.1 56.3 56.3 .225 .434 .305 33.3
2021 Cutter 3.5 2 58 6.6 17 .400 .667 .525 26.9 23.5 28.6 .257 .362 .293 25.0
2021 Sweeper 3.1 1 34 3.9 9 .333 .500 .472 66.7 33.3 25.0 .277 .323 .410 33.3
2021 Split-Finger 1.4 0 8 0.9 3 .333 .333 .300 40.0 33.3 16.7 .093 .104 .086 0.0
2021 Slurve -3.6 0 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .017 .041 .022 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 129 33.0 30 .148 .259 .285 12.5 16.7 14.3 .266 .490 .359 54.5
2020 Slider -0.8 -1 75 19.2 22 .286 .333 .293 35.9 36.4 24.2 .178 .245 .205 30.8
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 53 13.6 14 .286 .571 .357 41.7 50.0 33.3 .166 .322 .201 85.7
2020 Cutter 2.0 1 42 10.7 13 .333 .417 .358 14.3 23.1 25.0 .299 .516 .372 33.3
2020 Changeup 1.4 0 23 5.9 5 .333 .333 .460 33.3 0.0 0.0 .428 .499 .529 66.7
2020 Split-Finger 1.5 0 2 0.5 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sweeper 7.3 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 -2 67 32.4 18 .143 .214 .275 16.0 27.8 20.8 .173 .317 .315 66.7
2019 Slider 1.2 1 43 20.8 8 .250 .625 .363 71.4 75.0 37.5 .182 .301 .202 50.0
2019 Curveball -2.7 -1 22 10.6 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 Sweeper -0.1 0 6 2.9 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Split-Finger -14.4 0 2 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -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 1.5 1 95 16.4 26 .154 .423 .246 44.4 50.0 34.2 .280 .503 .334 53.8
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 -2.8 -1 39 6.7 8 .143 .143 .200 23.5 12.5 6.7 .134 .165 .202 16.7
2018 Cutter -7.1 -3 37 6.4 12 .083 .083 .075 6.7 25.0 50.0 .115 .158 .115 22.2
2018 Sweeper -1.1 0 6 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 Split-Finger -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 1 -11 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 8
2022 564 2,297 -5 -4 24 10 25
2023 406 1,627 -17 -6 12 10 -1
2024 104 376 1 2 2 1 6
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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 44.8 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 52.9 63.3 86.3 23.9 45.5 45.8 17.6 44.8 23.4 8.2 78.1
2021 874 51.5 67.3 82.5 25.5 53.7 40.7 32.1 47.0 25.1 8.2 83.3
2022 2,297 50.1 62.3 83.9 20.6 58.9 44.3 26.2 41.4 22.2 7.0 78.9
2023 1,635 48.6 66.8 87.5 23.2 55.2 43.1 33.0 44.3 21.1 7.7 78.4
2024 376 56.1 72.5 86.9 21.8 55.6 41.0 31.7 50.3 19.0 8.5 84.4
Player 6,358 50.7 64.1 84.5 22.3 54.8 43.4 28.4 43.5 22.9 7.6 78.2
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 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
2018 51 78
2019 41 81
2020 55 89 85
2021 71 78 66
2022 92 82 89 82 88 88 86 69 86 66 48 79 63 93 79 68 71
2023 66 48 54 55 72 32 48 74 71 65 65 61 72 82 65 75 46
2024 94 92 96 94 74 96 87 85 58 81 59 21 77 81 54 89 39
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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 5.5 1 1 4 3 50.0
2019 -- 1 0.9 0 1 2 0 0.0
2020 -- 0 1.4 -1 1 3 0 --
2021 23.4 8 7.4 1 2 3 5 62.5
2022 23.2 23 19.9 3 13 20 4 17.4
2023 23.2 14 14.0 0 5 12 3 21.4
2024 24.4 6 5.6 0 3 5 2 33.3
Player 23.3 58 54.6 3 26 49 17 29.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 6 7 5 4 5 5 6 6 5 3 5 7 6 6 5 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 3 3 5 6 6 5 5
2019 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 1 1
2020 0 3 1 2 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 1 0 3 2 1 1 1
2021 8 7 6 8 8 8 8 8 6 7 7 8 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 8 8 9 7 7 8 7 7 7 7
2022 23 19 13 15 18 18 23 21 10 15 17 17 24 20 24 25 24 23 19 19 23 18 28 24 16 18 21 26 22 17 19
2023 14 6 11 13 16 14 15 12 15 14 14 13 13 13 16 14 15 13 15 16 14 15 19 14 13 13 16 15 15 15 14
2024 6 5 6 3 6 6 7 5 3 4 6 6 7 5 6 4 7 5 4 8 5 4 7 7 8 5 2 4 8 9 5
Player 58 49 42 45 55 52 64 53 42 43 50 53 58 53 60 58 61 55 54 61 58 55 74 65 48 46 55 62 61 55 52
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.9 91.7 4.8 91.1 -0.6 89.6 -1.5 90.0 0.4 90.7 0.7 91.7 1.0
Launch Angle 16.2 11.2 -5.0 10.4 -0.8 16.4 6.0 15.8 -0.6 14.3 -1.5 16.7 2.4
Barrel % 7.8 10.5 2.7 4.5 -6.0 10.3 5.8 12.4 2.1 8.2 -4.2 14.3 6.1
Hard Hit % 33.3 52.6 19.3 47.0 -5.6 39.7 -7.3 42.9 3.2 43.9 1.0 48.1 4.2
Sweet Spot % 42.2 47.4 5.2 31.8 -15.6 39.1 7.3 41.8 2.7 34.0 -7.8 49.4 15.4
xBA .202 .191 -0.011 .250 0.059 .259 0.009 .268 0.009 .254 -0.014 .311 0.057
BA .178 .190 0.012 .277 0.087 .250 -0.027 .281 0.031 .253 -0.028 .278 0.025
xwOBA .277 .269 -0.008 .309 0.040 .344 0.035 .361 0.017 .338 -0.023 .409 0.071
wOBA .255 .275 0.020 .314 0.039 .333 0.019 .362 0.029 .329 -0.033 .358 0.029
xSLG .355 .306 -0.049 .396 0.090 .453 0.057 .474 0.021 .430 -0.044 .590 0.160
SLG .333 .333 0.000 .383 0.050 .438 0.055 .473 0.035 .421 -0.052 .505 0.084
K% 30.6 47.9 17.3 27.5 -20.4 23.2 -4.3 21.3 -1.9 19.6 -1.7 20.2 0.6
BB% 6.1 12.5 6.4 7.8 -4.7 8.4 0.6 10.6 2.2 9.5 -1.1 5.8 -3.7
Swing % 39.8 40.6 0.8 44.8 4.2 47.0 2.2 41.4 -5.6 44.3 2.9 50.3 6.0
Whiff% 23.5 41.7 18.2 23.4 -18.3 25.1 1.7 22.2 -2.9 21.1 -1.1 19.0 -2.1
In Zone % 53.5 49.5 -4.0 52.9 3.4 51.5 -1.4 50.1 -1.4 48.6 -1.5 56.1 7.5
Out of Zone % 46.5 50.5 4.0 47.1 -3.4 48.5 1.4 49.9 1.4 51.4 1.5 43.9 -7.5
Out of Zone Swing % 20.8 24.5 3.7 23.9 -0.6 25.5 1.6 20.6 -4.9 23.2 2.6 21.8 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 25.0 0.5 17.6 -7.4 32.1 14.5 26.2 -5.9 33.0 6.8 31.7 -1.3
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.5 4.7 58.8 -3.7 64.6 5.8 58.7 -5.9 55.7 -3.0 67.3 11.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2018 Shifts R 147 5 3.4 .253 .320
2019 Shifts R 47 3 6.4 .285 .230
2020 Shifts R 102 15 14.7 .340 .164
2021 Shifts R 237 22 9.3 .332 .348
2022 Shifts R 564 203 36.0 .356 .373
2023 Shades R 406 13 3.2 .330 .385
2024 Shades R 104 10 9.6 .374 .211
! 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

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