Taylor Williams
P | Bats/Throws: S/R | 5' 11" 185LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 4, #122, Milwaukee Brewers | Kent State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 1 9.82 10 0 0 14.2 15 1.98
2020 1 1 6.14 15 0 6 14.2 20 1.43
2021 0 0 4.63 11 0 0 11.2 9 1.71
5 Seasons 3 5 5.29 97 0 6 98.2 105 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 10 1-1 9.82 14.2 15 1.98
2020 15 1-1 6.14 14.2 20 1.43
2021 11 0-0 4.63 11.2 9 1.71
5 Seasons 97 3-5 5.29 98.2 105 1.56
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
2017 25 78 14 1 7.1 5.0 86.3 103.8 6.3 50.0 .288 .400 .280 .334 .379 42.9 20.0 10.0 1.93 4.86
2018 26 940 153 8 5.2 3.4 88.2 109.3 15.3 41.2 .247 .367 .320 .304 .363 35.3 24.2 10.6 4.25 3.90
2019 27 267 49 3 6.1 4.1 93.4 112.3 -2.6 28.6 .311 .455 .373 .365 .430 53.1 20.5 9.6 9.82 6.12
2020 28 272 37 3 8.1 4.5 89.3 111.9 11.9 27.0 .209 .379 .317 .312 .387 40.5 29.9 10.4 6.14 4.13
2021 29 219 36 2 5.6 3.6 91.6 112.8 9.6 33.3 .256 .396 .359 .351 .342 47.2 16.4 14.5 4.63 5.37
Player 1776 289 17 5.9 3.8 89.5 112.8 10.7 36.7 .255 .388 .331 .322 .376 40.8 23.3 10.9
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

Williams relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(45.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(31.5%) ,
Sinker
(22.8%) ,


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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
2017 42.9 7.1 50.0 0.0 28.6 50.0 21.4 14.3 28.6 14.3 35.7 0.0 7.1 5.0
2018 39.2 18.3 33.3 9.2 33.3 32.7 34.0 5.9 26.1 26.8 30.1 4.6 5.2 3.4
2019 61.2 6.1 28.6 4.1 32.7 34.7 32.7 0.0 49.0 6.1 32.7 4.1 6.1 4.1
2020 40.5 32.4 21.6 5.4 51.4 29.7 18.9 5.4 27.0 27.0 18.9 10.8 8.1 4.5
2021 47.2 25.0 25.0 2.8 47.2 30.6 22.2 2.8 36.1 22.2 25.0 8.3 5.6 3.6
Player 44.3 18.3 30.8 6.6 37.0 33.2 29.8 4.8 31.5 22.1 28.7 5.5 5.9 3.8
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
2021 4-Seamer MIA R 69 93.7 20.3 -2.9 -17 8.0 -1.6 -16
2021 Slider MIA R 100 83.9 37.9 -0.9 -2 1.8 -6.2 -78
2021 Sinker MIA R 50 93.8 29.1 4.3 17 16.1 0.0 0
2020 Slider SD R 149 85.9 35.4 0.2 0 0.5 -3.0 -85
2020 Sinker SD R 8 94.6 24.4 0.1 1 16.3 -0.3 -2
2020 4-Seamer SD R 115 95.0 19.4 -2.0 -11 11.5 1.5 15
2019 4-Seamer MIL R 163 95.3 18.8 -2.4 -15 6.4 -3.1 -32
2019 Changeup MIL R 15 89.6 25.8 -3.8 -13 14.7 -1.3 -8
2019 Sinker MIL R 6 95.2 24.7 3.9 19 10.4 -4.8 -32
2019 Slider MIL R 83 86.3 36.7 1.1 3 1.6 -3.6 -69
2018 Slider MIL R 322 85.6 38.6 1.4 4 2.9 -2.2 -43
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 606 95.6 18.3 -2.2 -13 5.9 -3.3 -36
2018 Changeup MIL R 8 89.2 25.6 -6.6 -20 13.1 -2.5 -16
2018 Sinker MIL R 3 93.9 24.7 0.1 0 11.1 -5.0 -31
2017 Sinker MIL R 2 96.1 20.6 0.2 1 8.0 -7.8 -50
2017 4-Seamer MIL R 62 95.8 14.5 -0.4 -3 4.7 -4.6 -49
2017 Slider MIL R 14 85.2 40.7 5.0 14 1.8 -1.7 -48
! 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 Slider -0.4 0 100 45.7 23 .158 .263 .239 37.0 30.4 24.1 .200 .268 .259 46.2
2021 4-Seamer -2.6 -2 69 31.5 20 .353 .412 .393 6.9 5.0 5.3 .290 .396 .357 43.8
2021 Sinker -1.4 -1 50 22.8 12 .375 .750 .550 26.1 8.3 11.1 .320 .696 .518 57.1
2020 Slider 0.9 1 149 54.8 34 .129 .258 .217 44.9 44.1 28.3 .128 .287 .222 31.3
2020 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 115 42.3 30 .375 .458 .433 13.3 16.7 25.0 .300 .483 .407 47.4
2020 Sinker -6.6 -1 8 2.9 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .326 .503 .348 50.0
2019 4-Seamer -5.2 -8 163 61.0 46 .450 .550 .484 17.9 13.0 13.0 .366 .497 .416 50.0
2019 Slider 1.8 1 83 31.1 19 .167 .333 .284 50.0 47.4 40.9 .207 .413 .277 55.6
2019 Changeup 5.5 1 15 5.6 3 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .197 .233 .190 33.3
2019 Sinker -5.6 0 6 2.2 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .337 .373 .318 100.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -3 607 64.6 161 .267 .393 .356 19.8 18.6 17.0 .267 .387 .337 39.1
2018 Slider -0.6 -2 322 34.3 67 .246 .431 .290 57.6 40.3 28.4 .204 .311 .225 23.1
2018 Changeup -1.0 0 8 0.9 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 .313 .597 .380 33.3
2018 Sinker 6.3 0 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .233 .691 .364 100.0
2017 4-Seamer 2.7 2 62 79.5 13 .182 .273 .273 25.9 23.1 33.3 .191 .239 .264 25.0
2017 Slider -0.4 0 14 17.9 7 .286 .429 .307 12.5 14.3 16.7 .439 .654 .467 66.7
2017 Sinker 0.9 0 2 2.6 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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
2021 4-Seam Fastball 69 93.7 77 13.2 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 46 93.8 71 16.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Slider 99 83.9 16 2.5 8:30 8:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 91 94.9 83 16.0 1:45 1:45 0
2020 Slider 126 85.8 11 1.6 9:00 10:00 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 232 940 0 8 -7 -6 -5
2019 71 267 -4 1 -1 -3 -7
2020 66 272 -1 3 -2 -2 -2
2021 55 219 -3 4 -1 -3 -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 %
2017 78 53.8 69.0 82.8 19.4 42.9 37.2 70.0 46.2 25.0 7.7 83.3
2018 940 46.0 67.1 75.9 28.3 47.9 42.3 60.3 46.2 32.0 6.7 81.0
2019 267 46.4 75.8 78.7 25.2 58.3 39.7 55.6 48.7 26.2 6.7 100.0
2020 272 44.9 60.7 79.7 28.0 47.6 39.0 57.6 42.6 31.9 7.0 78.9
2021 219 46.1 70.3 85.9 22.9 37.0 37.9 61.8 44.7 25.5 3.7 50.0
Player 1,776 46.2 68.0 78.5 26.8 48.0 40.7 59.7 45.8 30.0 6.4 81.6
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
2018 54 39 65 82 27 83 72 53 49 61 17 89 54 87 75 33
2019 80 78 55
2020 79 60 40
2021 53 72 34
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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 21.8 6 5.4 1 1 5 2 33.3
2019 22.2 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2020 25.9 1 1.4 0 0 1 1 100.0
2021 23.2 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 22.4 9 8.8 0 1 6 5 55.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 6 7 2 6 6 5 7 5 7 2 5 8 5 4 6 6 5 5 5 7 6 4 7 6 4 3 7 6 5 6 4
2019 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2020 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 9 10 6 10 9 9 11 9 10 5 8 11 9 7 9 10 8 8 9 10 10 7 11 10 7 6 10 9 9 9 7
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 95.6 -0.3 95.3 -0.3 95.0 -0.3 93.7 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 89.2 0.0 89.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 85.2 85.6 0.4 86.3 0.7 85.9 -0.4 83.9 -2.0
Exit Velocity 86.3 88.2 1.9 93.4 5.2 89.3 -4.1 91.6 2.3
Launch Angle 6.3 15.3 9.0 -2.6 -17.9 11.9 14.5 9.6 -2.3
Barrel % 7.1 5.2 -1.9 6.1 0.9 8.1 2.0 5.6 -2.5
Hard Hit % 42.9 35.3 -7.6 53.1 17.8 40.5 -12.6 47.2 6.7
Sweet Spot % 50.0 41.2 -8.8 28.6 -12.6 27.0 -1.6 33.3 6.3
xBA .288 .247 -0.041 .311 0.064 .209 -0.102 .256 0.047
BA .222 .260 0.038 .344 0.084 .246 -0.098 .273 0.027
xwOBA .334 .304 -0.030 .365 0.061 .312 -0.053 .351 0.039
wOBA .280 .320 0.040 .373 0.053 .317 -0.056 .359 0.042
xSLG .400 .367 -0.033 .455 0.088 .379 -0.076 .396 0.017
SLG .333 .407 0.074 .453 0.046 .351 -0.102 .409 0.058
K% 20.0 24.2 4.2 20.5 -3.7 29.9 9.4 16.4 -13.5
BB% 10.0 10.6 0.6 9.6 -1.0 10.4 0.8 14.5 4.1
Swing % 46.2 46.2 0.0 48.7 2.5 42.6 -6.1 44.7 2.1
Whiff% 25.0 32.0 7.0 26.2 -5.8 31.9 5.7 25.5 -6.4
In Zone % 53.8 46.0 -7.8 46.4 0.4 44.9 -1.5 46.1 1.2
Out of Zone % 46.2 54.0 7.8 53.6 -0.4 55.1 1.5 53.9 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 19.4 28.3 8.9 25.2 -3.1 28.0 2.8 22.9 -5.1
First Pitch Swing % 40.0 30.8 -9.2 36.1 5.3 24.2 -11.9 27.3 3.1
First Pitch Strike % 70.0 60.3 -9.7 55.6 -4.7 57.6 2.0 61.8 4.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 20 .280 9 0 0.0 11 0 0.0
2018 Shifts 232 .320 147 17 11.6 85 27 31.8
2019 Shifts 71 .373 41 9 22.0 30 19 63.3
2020 Shifts 65 .321 35 3 8.6 30 25 83.3
2021 Shifts 51 .348 25 3 12.0 26 14 53.8
! 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 %
2017 10 16.0 30.0% 0.0% 26 20.8 0.0% 3.8%
2018 273 19.4 9.9% 2.2% 154 25.5 0.0% 23.4%
2019 65 19.6 6.2% 0.0% 46 23.7 0.0% 6.5%
2020 64 21.1 0.0% 1.6% 64 26.1 0.0% 23.4%
2021 43 22.4 0.0% 9.3% 52 25.4 0.0% 15.4%
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Pitch Distribution