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Taylor Widener
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 0" 203LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #368, New York Yankees | South Carolina
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 1 4.48 21 13 0 68.1 71 1.48
2 Seasons 2 2 4.48 33 13 0 88.1 93 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 21 2-1 4.48 68.1 71 1.48
2 Seasons 33 2-2 4.48 88.1 93 1.44

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 26 364 51 5 9.8 86.8 107.2 15.6 29.4 .206 .414 .334 .330 .369 37.3 25 13.6 4.50 4.70
2021 27 1181 197 18 9.1 89.8 111.9 18.3 38.6 .246 .469 .347 .354 .412 45.2 22.8 11.9 4.48 5.58
1545 248 23 9.3 89.2 111.9 17.8 36.7 .237 .457 .344 .349 .403 43.5 23.3 12.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Widener relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(66.4%) ,
Slider
(17.4%) ,
Changeup
(16.2%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 784 419 365 66.4 92.5 197 161 43 24 9 0 10 38 128 .267 .274 .509 .535 .381 .397 88.9 18 2141 6.6 20.0 20.0
2021 Slider 206 128 78 17.4 83.9 61 57 13 6 5 0 2 20 37 .228 .200 .421 .349 .300 .264 89.3 17 2239 6.5 27.4 24.1
2021 Changeup 191 41 150 16.2 85.6 51 45 8 5 1 0 2 13 32 .178 .205 .333 .386 .271 .302 84.8 17 1714 6.7 32.9 26.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 233 134 99 64.0 94.5 56 47 9 4 2 1 2 17 30 .191 .193 .404 .414 .319 .323 90.3 25 2397 7.0 29.4 21.5
2020 Slider 76 64 12 20.9 85.9 14 12 2 0 0 0 2 3 9 .167 .217 .667 .454 .383 .339 85.9 15 2352 6.9 29.2 15.8
2020 Changeup 51 9 42 14.0 86.3 16 14 3 2 0 0 1 2 12 .214 .237 .429 .381 .323 .321 78.7 -8 1857 7.0 28.6 15.4
2020 Sinker 4 1 3 1.1 94.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .699 .699 2332 7.0 100.0 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 37.3 27.5 25.5 9.8 41.2 41.2 17.6 3.9 31.4 29.4 17.6 7.8 9.8
2021 34.5 34.5 22.8 8.1 36.5 38.6 24.9 6.1 22.3 28.9 23.9 9.6 9.1
35.1 33.1 23.4 8.5 37.5 39.1 23.4 5.6 24.2 29 22.6 9.3 9.3
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

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
2021 Changeup ARI R 191 85.6 28.8 -3.6 -11 15.5 1.1 8
2021 4-Seamer ARI R 783 92.5 16.8 -0.5 -3 5.8 -2.2 -28
2021 Slider ARI R 206 83.9 39.6 2 5 4.4 -2.7 -38
2020 Slider ARI R 76 85.9 36.3 1.1 3 5.6 0.5 10
2020 4-Seamer ARI R 233 94.5 13.6 2 13 6.8 -1.7 -20
2020 Changeup ARI R 51 86.3 29.3 -3.9 -12 16 2 14
2020 Sinker ARI R 4 94.4 14.4 -8.5 -37 12.7 -3 -19
! 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 %
2021 Changeup 0.3 1 191 16.2 51 .178 .333 .291 32.9 25.5 26.5 .205 .386 .302 28.1
2021 Slider 0.3 1 206 17.4 61 .228 .421 .317 27.4 32.8 24.1 .2 .349 .264 40.5
2021 4-Seamer 0 0 784 66.4 197 .267 .509 .384 20 19.3 20 .274 .535 .398 50.8
2020 Sinker 0.8 0 4 1.1 1 .7 100 0 0 .7
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 16 .214 .429 .381 28.6 12.5 15.4 .237 .381 .32 16.7
2020 4-Seamer -1 -2 233 64 56 .191 .404 .321 29.4 30.4 21.5 .193 .414 .323 43.3
! 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 38 6.5 10:00 9:00 60
2021 Changeup 191 85.6 93 17.8 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 780 92.5 84 15.8 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 206 83.9 33 5.9 9:00 8:15 45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 309 1181 -4 -15 12 8 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 70.6 46.2 60.2 44.5 29.6 6.3 95.7
2021 1181 49.8 69 80.8 23.3 58.7 42.6 54.2 46.1 23.2 8 78.7
1545 50 69.1 78.3 22.3 61 43.4 55.5 45.7 24.6 7.6 82.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 35 80 43 19 27 56 17 77 49 57 10 71 35 73 75
2021 10 35 11 5 10 46 28 26 8 45 12 27 10 36 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 5 6.4 -1 1 5 3 60
2021 24.5 14 16.3 -2 7 8 11 78.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 8 7 8 8 7 6 8 5 8 5 7 4 6 5 7 3 8 7 7 3 7 4 8 8 6 6 7 6 5 8
2021 14 17 20 16 20 16 17 17 15 17 18 18 11 14 16 19 12 16 16 19 12 16 15 16 16 19 18 14 17 13 18
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.5 92.5 -2
Offspeed Velocity 86.3 85.6 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 85.9 83.9 -2
Exit Velocity 86.8 89.8 3
Launch Angle 15.6 18.3 2.7
Barrel % 9.8 9.1 -0.7
Hard Hit % 37.3 45.2 7.9
Sweet Spot % 29.4 38.6 9.2
xBA .206 .246 0.04
BA .192 .243 0.051
xwOBA .33 .354 0.024
wOBA .334 .347 0.013
xSLG .414 .469 0.055
SLG .452 .46 0.008
K% 25 22.8 -2.2
BB% 13.6 11.9 -1.7
Swing % 44.5 46.1 1.6
Whiff% 29.6 23.2 -6.4
In Zone % 50.8 49.8 -1
Out of Zone % 49.2 50.2 1
Out of Zone Swing % 19 23.3 4.3
First Pitch Swing % 30.7 27.9 -2.8
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 54.2 -6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 87 .334 48 17 35.4 39 18 46.2
2021 309 .347 157 34 21.7 152 85 55.9

Pitch Distribution