Taylor Widener
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 0" 203LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #368, New York Yankees | South Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 4.50 12 0 0 20 22 1.30
2021 2 1 4.35 23 13 0 70.1 73 1.45
2022 0 1 3.63 14 0 0 17.1 14 1.56
3 Seasons 2 3 4.26 49 13 0 107.2 109 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 0-1 4.50 20 22 1.30
2021 23 2-1 4.35 70.1 73 1.45
2022 14 0-1 3.63 17.1 14 1.56
3 Seasons 49 2-3 4.26 107.2 109 1.44
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2020 25 364 51 5 9.8 5.7 86.8 107.2 15.6 29.4 .205 .414 .334 .329 .368 37.3 25.0 13.6 4.50 4.64
2021 26 1217 202 19 9.4 6.0 89.9 111.9 17.8 38.6 .249 .477 .343 .356 .416 45.0 22.9 11.6 4.35 5.54
2022 27 329 60 4 6.7 4.9 88.2 110.6 21.0 33.3 .238 .403 .349 .311 .337 40.0 17.1 6.1 3.63 4.02
Player 1910 313 28 8.9 5.7 89.0 111.9 18.0 36.1 .239 .453 .342 .343 .393 42.8 22.3 11.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Widener relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(67.9%) ,
Slider
(20.2%) ,
Changeup
(10.4%) ,
Curveball
(1.2%) ,
Cutter
(0.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 37.3 31.4 21.6 9.8 41.2 41.2 17.6 3.9 31.4 29.4 17.6 7.8 9.8 5.7
2021 35.1 34.2 22.8 7.9 36.6 38.1 25.2 5.9 23.3 28.2 23.3 9.9 9.4 6.0
2022 31.7 31.7 25.0 11.7 36.7 28.3 35.0 1.7 26.7 35.0 16.7 13.3 6.7 4.9
Player 34.8 33.2 23.0 8.9 37.4 36.7 25.9 4.8 25.2 29.7 21.1 10.2 8.9 5.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Curveball AZ R 4 80.1 51.6 0.3 1 6.5 -3.7 -36
2022 Changeup AZ R 34 84.8 30.6 -3.4 -10 15.7 1.3 9
2022 Slider AZ R 66 85.0 37.3 0.8 2 5.4 -0.6 -10
2022 Cutter AZ R 1 87.1 21.5 6.4 23 3.7 -5.9 -266
2022 4-Seamer AZ R 222 94.0 15.4 0.3 2 7.2 -1.4 -16
2021 Changeup AZ R 195 85.6 28.7 -3.7 -11 15.5 1.1 8
2021 Cutter AZ R 1 85.7 20.3 8.7 30 7.0 -9.7 -360
2021 Curveball AZ R 1 79.0 45.5 -8.3 -15 4.5 -5.2 -53
2021 4-Seamer AZ R 809 92.6 16.7 -0.4 -3 5.8 -2.2 -28
2021 Slider AZ R 211 84.0 39.5 2.1 6 4.4 -1.9 -31
2020 Sinker AZ R 4 94.4 14.4 -7.9 -35 12.7 -2.6 -17
2020 Changeup AZ R 51 86.3 29.3 -4.0 -12 16.0 2.0 14
2020 4-Seamer AZ R 233 94.5 13.6 2.1 13 6.8 -1.7 -20
2020 Slider AZ R 76 85.9 36.3 0.8 2 5.6 0.8 17
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 1.8 4 222 67.5 58 .236 .400 .294 15.4 19.0 15.1 .226 .414 .295 36.4
2022 Slider -4.4 -3 66 20.1 9 .714 .714 .656 34.5 11.1 4.3 .257 .292 .342 33.3
2022 Changeup -2.4 -1 34 10.3 12 .200 .300 .296 30.0 16.7 18.2 .199 .292 .289 50.0
2022 Curveball -33.1 -1 4 1.2 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .693 1.031 .740 100.0
2022 Cutter -2.6 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 809 66.5 202 .259 .494 .388 20.2 19.8 20.0 .275 .537 .395 50.4
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 211 17.3 60 .232 .429 .323 26.3 31.7 22.6 .207 .368 .275 40.5
2021 Changeup -0.3 -1 195 16.0 53 .191 .362 .304 32.5 24.5 25.5 .212 .404 .309 29.4
2021 Curveball 21.7 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Cutter 8.7 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 1.1 2 233 64.0 56 .191 .404 .321 29.4 30.4 21.5 .192 .413 .322 43.3
2020 Slider -1.6 -1 76 20.9 14 .167 .667 .386 29.2 21.4 15.8 .217 .454 .339 44.4
2020 Changeup -2.5 -1 51 14.0 16 .214 .429 .381 28.6 12.5 15.4 .237 .381 .320 16.7
2020 Sinker -0.8 0 4 1.1 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 34 84.8 95 17.7 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 218 94.0 85 16.9 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Slider 65 85.0 29 6.4 9:45 8:45 60
2021 Changeup 195 85.6 93 17.9 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 805 92.6 84 15.8 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 211 84.0 33 5.8 9:00 8:15 45
2020 Changeup 49 86.3 87 17.8 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 214 94.5 83 18.1 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 67 86.0 38 6.5 10:00 9:00 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 87 364 -1 5 -2 -3 0
2021 316 1,217 1 15 -12 -8 -4
2022 81 327 0 5 -3 -3 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 364 50.8 69.2 70.3 19.0 70.6 46.2 60.2 44.5 29.6 6.3 95.7
2021 1,217 49.9 69.2 80.7 22.8 59.0 42.6 54.4 45.9 23.1 8.1 78.6
2022 329 52.9 71.8 84.8 31.6 67.3 38.0 63.0 52.9 20.1 8.8 89.7
Player 1,910 50.6 69.7 79.5 23.5 62.6 42.5 56.9 46.9 23.7 7.9 83.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2020 37 81 44 19 28 56 17 77 49 57 10 71 2 71 79 92
2021 10 36 11 4 11 45 21 24 9 46 15 26 5 32 31 75
2022 52 44 76
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 21.0 5 4.4 1 3 3 2 40.0
2021 24.5 14 13.1 1 6 7 8 57.1
2022 21.0 2 1.7 0 2 2 0 0.0
Player 23.7 21 19.1 2 11 12 10 47.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 6 6 5 4 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 6 3 5 6 5 6 4 4 4 4 6 5 4
2021 14 15 13 13 13 13 14 14 9 11 12 16 13 11 12 14 12 13 16 13 13 14 16 16 12 12 12 13 13 12 12
2022 2 2 0 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 1
Player 21 23 19 21 19 21 20 18 14 15 17 21 20 15 18 19 18 19 23 18 19 21 24 24 17 17 18 20 20 19 17
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.5 92.5 -2.0 94.0 1.5
Offspeed Velocity 86.3 85.6 -0.7 84.8 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 85.9 83.9 -2.0 84.7 0.8
Exit Velocity 86.8 89.9 3.1 88.2 -1.7
Launch Angle 15.6 17.8 2.2 21.0 3.2
Barrel % 9.8 9.4 -0.4 6.7 -2.7
Hard Hit % 37.3 45.0 7.7 40.0 -5.0
Sweet Spot % 29.4 38.6 9.2 33.3 -5.3
xBA .205 .249 0.044 .238 -0.011
BA .192 .241 0.049 .297 0.056
xwOBA .329 .356 0.027 .311 -0.045
wOBA .334 .343 0.009 .349 0.006
xSLG .414 .477 0.063 .403 -0.074
SLG .452 .456 0.004 .432 -0.024
K% 25.0 22.9 -2.1 17.1 -5.8
BB% 13.6 11.6 -2.0 6.1 -5.5
Swing % 44.5 45.9 1.4 52.9 7.0
Whiff% 29.6 23.1 -6.5 20.1 -3.0
In Zone % 50.8 49.9 -0.9 52.9 3.0
Out of Zone % 49.2 50.1 0.9 47.1 -3.0
Out of Zone Swing % 19.0 22.8 3.8 31.6 8.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.7 27.5 -3.2 37.0 9.5
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 54.4 -5.8 63.0 8.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 87 .334 48 18 37.5 39 24 61.5
2021 Shifts 307 .336 159 35 22.0 148 89 60.1
2022 Shifts 81 .349 55 7 12.7 26 18 69.2
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 112 17.5 14.3% 0.0% 52 24.2 0.0% 21.2%
2021 330 19.0 2.4% 3.6% 227 27.5 0.0% 26.9%
2022 75 16.5 18.7% 0.0% 56 25.2 0.0% 12.5%
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Pitch Distribution