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 224 195 40 61 11 31 2 .313 .402 .554 .956
5 Seasons 758 674 107 171 26 86 7 .254 .333 .436 .769
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .313 11 31 2 .956
5 Seasons .254 26 86 7 .769

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 28 928 144 21 14.6 9.4 89.2 109.7 14.1 44.4 .295 .578 .412 .406 .493 42.0 22.8 12.9
Player 2978 475 49 10.3 6.5 89.3 110.0 14.6 40.6 .252 .452 .335 .340 .424 40.7 26.6 9.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 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 36.8 29.2 28.5 5.6 41.0 34.0 25.0 5.6 26.4 18.8 25.0 8.3 14.6 9.4
Player 38.5 28.2 28.2 5.1 37.3 35.4 27.4 5.3 27.8 24.2 23.8 8.0 10.3 6.5
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 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 1.4 4 308 33.2 73 .283 .483 .394 20.6 23.3 19.1 .316 .657 .455 58.1
2022 Slider 2.4 5 227 24.5 51 .271 .521 .375 34.6 37.3 27.9 .222 .492 .318 31.0
2022 Sinker 2.6 4 149 16.1 31 .357 .500 .405 4.0 3.2 3.4 .322 .560 .402 37.0
2022 Changeup 1.7 1 89 9.6 28 .286 .476 .435 31.6 21.4 19.4 .289 .474 .419 33.3
2022 Curveball 0.6 1 88 9.5 21 .250 .500 .333 21.9 19.0 12.9 .254 .420 .303 31.3
2022 Cutter 9.4 6 63 6.8 18 .563 1.063 .686 25.0 22.2 22.2 .423 .797 .528 41.7
2022 Splitter 30.6 1 3 0.3 1 1.000 3.000 1.600 0.0 0.0 0.0 .669 2.317 1.207 100.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 265 30.3 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 -1 153 17.5 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 0.2 0 118 30.2 28 .160 .280 .273 13.0 14.3 12.1 .261 .498 .362 57.1
2020 Sinker 2.0 2 76 19.4 20 .368 .421 .413 11.1 30.0 40.0 .316 .390 .330 30.8
2020 Slider -1.0 -1 73 18.7 22 .286 .333 .293 34.2 31.8 22.6 .217 .360 .265 35.7
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 -4 239 41.3 59 .185 .333 .261 22.2 32.2 26.0 .180 .302 .249 34.3
2018 Sinker 2.8 3 103 17.8 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 223 927 3 5 11 4 23
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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 928 49.7 57.3 83.3 18.2 56.5 42.8 25.9 37.7 22.9 6.8 71.4
Player 2,978 51.5 60.8 82.5 21.9 51.9 42.9 26.4 42.0 25.0 7.6 74.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2018 77
2019 82
2020 89
2021 79
2022 94 87 92 92 93 83 92 52 62 43 92 61 76 80
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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 22.7 11 10.4 1 9 10 2 18.2

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 11 13 10 9 11 13 9 9 8 8 7 10 7 5 8 12 11 13 12 8 15 11 12 11 10 9 14 9 13 10 16
! 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 89.2 -0.4
Launch Angle 16.2 11.2 -5 10.4 -0.8 16.4 6 14.1 -2.3
Barrel % 7.8 10.5 2.7 4.5 -6 10.3 5.8 14.6 4.3
Hard Hit % 33.3 52.6 19.3 47 -5.6 39.7 -7.3 42 2.3
Sweet Spot % 42.2 47.4 5.2 31.8 -15.6 39.1 7.3 44.4 5.3
xBA .202 .191 -0.011 .25 0.059 .259 0.009 .295 0.036
BA .178 .19 0.012 .277 0.087 .25 -0.027 .313 0.063
xwOBA .277 .269 -0.008 .309 0.04 .344 0.035 .406 0.062
wOBA .255 .275 0.02 .314 0.039 .333 0.019 .412 0.079
xSLG .355 .306 -0.049 .396 0.09 .453 0.057 .578 0.125
SLG .333 .333 0 .383 0.05 .438 0.055 .554 0.116
K% 30.6 47.9 17.3 27.5 -20.4 23.2 -4.3 22.8 -0.4
BB% 6.1 12.5 6.4 7.8 -4.7 8.4 0.6 12.9 4.5
Swing % 39.8 40.6 0.8 44.8 4.2 47 2.2 37.7 -9.3
Whiff% 23.5 41.7 18.2 23.4 -18.3 25.1 1.7 22.9 -2.2
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 18.2 -6.9
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 25 0.5 17.6 -7.4 32.1 14.5 25.9 -6.2
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.5 4.7 58.8 -3.7 64.6 5.8 58 -6.6
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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 223 62 27.8 .438 .351

Pitch Tempo