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Taylor Ward
RF | 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 237 208 33 52 8 33 1 .250 .332 .438 .769
4 Seasons 534 479 67 110 15 55 5 .230 .305 .388 .693
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .250 8 33 1 .769
4 Seasons .230 15 55 5 .693

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 .200 .347 .255 .272 .352 33.3 30.6 6.1
2019 26 207 19 2 10.5 91.7 105.7 11.2 47.4 .191 .306 .275 .269 .463 52.6 47.9 12.5
2020 27 391 66 3 4.5 91.1 108.6 10.4 31.8 .250 .396 .314 .309 .393 47 27.5 7.8
2021 28 874 156 16 10.3 89.6 110 16.4 39.1 .256 .444 .333 .342 .405 39.7 23.2 8.4
2050 331 28 8.5 89.3 110 14.8 39 .233 .395 .303 .310 .391 40.2 28.3 8.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 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 473 54.1 120 105 26 13 8 0 5 24 83 .248 .267 .467 .457 .340 .349 87.1 18 16.5 19.5
2021 Breaking 300 34.3 83 74 21 11 7 0 3 25 50 .284 .253 .500 .484 .366 .351 87.9 17 35.0 25.8
2021 Offspeed 101 11.6 34 29 5 5 0 0 0 6 23 .172 .224 .172 .297 .232 .297 83.9 6 34.0 17.6
2020 Fastballs 234 59.8 59 54 15 11 3 1 0 13 41 .278 .283 .370 .438 .313 .343 91.7 12 13.0 21.7
2020 Breaking 131 33.5 38 37 10 6 3 1 0 15 22 .270 .186 .405 .326 .296 .228 91.1 13 36.9 27.8
2020 Offspeed 26 6.6 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .428 .333 .499 .456 .529 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 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
39.3 27.8 28.1 4.8 35.6 36 28.4 5.1 28.4 26.6 23.3 7.9 8.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Splitter 1.4 0 8 0.9 3 .333 .333 .3 40 33.3 16.7 .083 .094 .092 0
2021 Cutter 4.3 2 55 6.3 15 .462 .769 .6 21.7 20 23.1 .298 .414 .339 27.3
2021 Curveball 2.2 2 81 9.3 18 .176 .353 .3 44.8 50 50 .215 .437 .299 50
2021 Changeup -0.2 0 93 10.6 31 .154 .154 .229 33.3 16.1 17.9 .24 .321 .317 33.3
2021 Sinker -0.6 -1 154 17.6 40 .27 .405 .323 19.4 17.5 20.6 .272 .359 .307 30
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 264 30.2 65 .182 .436 .314 13.8 21.5 18.4 .256 .533 .379 45.2
2021 Slider 3.1 7 219 25.1 65 .316 .544 .416 32.4 24.6 20.3 .264 .498 .365 47.6
2020 Changeup 1.6 0 24 6.1 5 .333 .333 .46 33.3 0 0 .428 .499 .529 66.7
2020 Cutter 3.1 1 40 10.2 11 .4 .5 .423 15.8 27.3 25 .277 .377 .319 28.6
2020 Curveball -0.2 0 57 14.6 14 .286 .571 .357 44 57.1 34.8 .161 .317 .196 100
2020 Sinker 2.2 2 76 19.4 20 .368 .421 .413 11.1 30 40 .316 .39 .33 30.8
2020 Slider -1.3 -1 74 18.9 24 .261 .304 .269 32.5 29.2 22.6 .201 .332 .246 31.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 118 30.2 28 .16 .28 .273 13 14.3 12.1 .261 .498 .362 57.1
2020 N/A -3.9 0 1 0.3
2020 Splitter -4.4 0 1 0.3 100
2019 Splitter -14.3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2019 Changeup -4.5 -1 19 9.2 4 .25 .5 .313 37.5 50 28.6 .257 .286 .235 0
2019 Curveball -2.2 -1 23 11.1 4 0 0 0 60 100 57.1 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 .619 1.035 .697 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 .173 .317 .315 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 .134 .165 .202 16.7
2018 Curveball -2.6 -1 56 9.7 11 .182 .182 .164 37.5 36.4 28.6 .181 .216 .177 42.9
2018 Cutter -8.5 -3 36 6.2 11 0 0 0 7.1 27.3 60 .059 .094 .064 25
2018 Slider 1.8 2 102 17.6 28 .179 .429 .252 44.7 50 32.6 .276 .479 .322 50
2018 Sinker 1.2 1 111 19.2 32 .231 .462 .369 8.2 9.4 13 .234 .49 .385 21.7
2018 4-Seamer -1.2 -3 231 40 56 .196 .353 .275 22.3 33.9 26.4 .188 .315 .259 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 237 874 6 -7 6 4 9
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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 874 51.7 67.5 82.3 25.1 53.8 40.8 32.1 47 25.1 8.1 83.1
2050 52.3 62.3 82.2 23.7 50.2 43 26.6 43.9 25.9 8 76.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

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
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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 23.4 8 7.6 0 2 5 4 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 8 8 8 8 9 8 7 8 8 7 8 7 7 6 8 8 5 8 8 8 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 7 10 7 9
! 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 89.6 -1.5
Launch Angle 16.2 11.2 -5 10.4 -0.8 16.4 6
Barrel % 7.8 10.5 2.7 4.5 -6 10.3 5.8
Hard Hit % 33.3 52.6 19.3 47 -5.6 39.7 -7.3
Sweet Spot % 42.2 47.4 5.2 31.8 -15.6 39.1 7.3
xBA .2 .191 -0.009 .25 0.059 .256 0.006
BA .178 .19 0.012 .277 0.087 .25 -0.027
xwOBA .272 .269 -0.003 .309 0.04 .342 0.033
wOBA .255 .275 0.02 .314 0.039 .333 0.019
xSLG .347 .306 -0.041 .396 0.09 .444 0.048
SLG .333 .333 0 .383 0.05 .438 0.055
K% 30.6 47.9 17.3 27.5 -20.4 23.2 -4.3
BB% 6.1 12.5 6.4 7.8 -4.7 8.4 0.6
Swing % 39.8 40.6 0.8 44.8 4.2 47 2.2
Whiff% 23.5 41.7 18.2 23.4 -18.3 25.1 1.7
In Zone % 53.5 49.5 -4 53.5 4 51.7 -1.8
Out of Zone % 46.5 50.5 4 46.5 -4 48.3 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 20.8 24.5 3.7 24.2 -0.3 25.1 0.9
First Pitch Swing % 24.5 25 0.5 17.6 -7.4 32.1 14.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 62.5 4.7 58.8 -3.7 64.6 5.8
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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