Taylor Widener
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 0" 203LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #368, New York Yankees | South Carolina
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 6.00 3 0 0 3.0 2 2.00
3 Seasons 2 2 4.44 38 13 0 93.1 97 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 3 0-0 6.00 3.0 2 2.00
3 Seasons 38 2-2 4.44 93.1 97 1.44

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 .330 .369 37.3 25.0 13.6 4.50 4.64
2021 26 1216 202 19 9.4 6 89.9 111.9 17.8 38.6 .249 .478 .343 .356 .417 45.0 22.9 11.6 4.35 5.54
2022 27 58 12 3 25 18.8 96.7 109.2 23.0 50.0 .386 .916 .470 .554 .620 75.0 12.5 6.3 6.00 15.46
Player 1638 265 27 10.2 6.4 89.6 111.9 17.6 37.4 .246 .482 .346 .358 .417 44.9 22.9 11.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Widener relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(81%) ,
Changeup
(10.3%) ,
Slider
(8.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 47 36 11 81.0 93.7 10 9 3 1 1 0 1 1 8 .333 .415 .778 1.162 .500 .645 96.3 23 2129 6.7 4.3 7.7
2022 Changeup 6 5 1 10.3 85.2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .128 .000 .146 .181 .269 91.1 30 1490 6.9 25.0 33.3
2022 Slider 5 5 0 8.6 81.0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .639 1.000 .963 .894 .669 103.8 15 2254 6.6 0.0 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 809 435 374 66.5 92.6 202 166 43 24 9 0 10 40 131 .259 .275 .494 .539 .372 .395 89.0 17 2143 6.6 20.2 20.0
2021 Slider 212 134 78 17.4 83.9 61 57 13 6 5 0 2 20 37 .228 .204 .421 .362 .300 .270 89.3 17 2239 6.5 27.1 23.5
2021 Changeup 195 41 154 16.0 85.6 53 47 9 5 2 0 2 13 34 .191 .212 .362 .404 .284 .309 84.9 16 1715 6.7 32.1 25.5
! 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 % 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 16.7 41.7 41.7 0.0 58.3 16.7 25.0 0.0 16.7 33.3 16.7 8.3 25.0 18.8
Player 34.7 34.0 23.4 7.9 38.5 37.7 23.8 5.3 24.5 28.7 21.9 9.4 10.2 6.4
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Slider ARI R 5 81.0 51.1 10.4 26 6.3 -4.7 -43
2022 4-Seamer ARI R 47 93.7 15.6 -0.1 -1 6.9 -1.7 -20
2022 Changeup ARI R 6 85.2 31.2 -3.0 -9 15.2 0.6 4
2021 Slider ARI R 212 83.9 39.6 2.0 5 4.4 -2.7 -38
2021 4-Seamer ARI R 809 92.6 16.7 -0.4 -3 5.8 -2.2 -27
2021 Changeup ARI R 195 85.6 28.7 -3.7 -11 15.5 1.1 8
2020 4-Seamer ARI R 233 94.5 13.6 2.1 13 6.8 -1.7 -20
2020 Sinker ARI R 4 94.4 14.4 -7.6 -35 12.7 -2.4 -16
2020 Slider ARI R 76 85.9 36.3 0.9 2 5.6 0.5 9
2020 Changeup ARI R 51 86.3 29.3 -4.0 -12 16.0 2.0 14
! 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 0.9 0 47 81.0 10 .333 .778 .485 4.3 10.0 7.7 .415 1.162 .645 75.0
2022 Changeup -0.7 0 6 10.3 4 .000 .000 .175 25.0 25.0 33.3 .128 .146 .263 50.0
2022 Slider 26.8 1 5 8.6 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .638 .963 .669 100.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 2 809 66.5 202 .259 .494 .388 20.2 19.8 20.0 .275 .539 .396 50.4
2021 Slider 0.3 1 212 17.4 61 .228 .421 .317 27.1 32.8 23.5 .204 .362 .270 40.5
2021 Changeup 0.3 1 195 16.0 53 .191 .362 .304 32.1 24.5 25.5 .212 .404 .309 29.4
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 .239 .383 .321 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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 212 83.9 33 5.8 9:00 8:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 46 93.7 85 16.8 1:15 12:45 30
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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 1,216 -1 -15 12 8 3
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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 1,216 49.8 69.1 80.7 23.0 59.3 42.5 54.4 46.0 23.1 8.0 78.4
2022 58 53.4 71.0 95.5 25.9 85.7 36.2 62.5 50.0 6.9 10.3 100.0
Player 1,638 50.2 69.2 78.9 22.2 62.4 43.1 56.0 45.8 23.9 7.7 82.5
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 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% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 36 81 44 19 29 56 17 77 49 57 10 71 36 75 77
2021 10 37 11 4 10 45 21 24 9 46 15 26 10 39 28
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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 6.6 -2.0 1 5 3 60.0
2021 24.5 14 16.6 -3.0 8 9 11 78.6
2022 19.4 1 1.1 0.0 1 0 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 8 7 8 8 7 0 8 5 8 5 7 4 6 5 8 4 8 7 7 3 7 3 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 8
2021 14 17 20 16 20 16 18 17 14 17 19 19 13 16 18 19 12 16 16 17 11 17 15 18 16 19 18 14 17 13 19
2022 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.5 92.6 -1.9 93.7 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.3 85.6 -0.7 85.2 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 85.9 83.9 -2 81 -2.9
Exit Velocity 86.8 89.9 3.1 96.7 6.8
Launch Angle 15.6 17.8 2.2 23 5.2
Barrel % 9.8 9.4 -0.4 25 15.6
Hard Hit % 37.3 45 7.7 75 30
Sweet Spot % 29.4 38.6 9.2 50 11.4
xBA .205 .249 0.044 .386 0.137
BA .192 .241 0.049 .357 0.116
xwOBA .33 .356 0.026 .554 0.198
wOBA .334 .343 0.009 .47 0.127
xSLG .414 .478 0.064 .916 0.438
SLG .452 .456 0.004 .643 0.187
K% 25 22.9 -2.1 12.5 -10.4
BB% 13.6 11.6 -2 6.3 -5.3
Swing % 44.5 46 1.5 50 4
Whiff% 29.6 23.1 -6.5 6.9 -16.2
In Zone % 50.8 49.8 -1 53.4 3.6
Out of Zone % 49.2 50.2 1 46.6 -3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 19 23 4 25.9 2.9
First Pitch Swing % 30.7 27.5 -3.2 37.5 10
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 54.4 -5.8 62.5 8.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 87 .334 48 17 35.4 39 18 46.2
2021 316 .343 161 34 21.1 155 86 55.5
2022 16 .470 12 2 16.7 4 3 75.0

Pitch Distribution