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Thomas Eshelman
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 2, #46, Houston Astros | Cal State Fullerton
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 3 7.16 9 6 0 27.2 11 1.59
3 Seasons 4 6 5.77 31 14 0 98.1 49 1.47
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 0-3 7.16 27.2 11 1.59
3 Seasons 31 4-6 5.77 98.1 49 1.47

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
2019 25 609 130 12 9.2 90.5 110.5 16.7 36.9 .309 .557 .389 .390 .430 41.5 13.4 6.7 6.50 7.34
2020 26 529 117 11 9.4 88.5 112.8 17 38.5 .298 .535 .342 .374 .394 35 11.1 6.9 3.89 6.28
2021 27 441 104 9 8.7 88.6 112.9 19 31.7 .279 .461 .377 .351 .352 33.7 8.7 7.9 7.16 5.41
1579 351 32 9.1 89.3 112.9 17.5 35.9 .297 .522 .370 .373 .395 37 11.3 7.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Eshelman relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(43.1%) ,
Slider
(26.8%) ,
Changeup
(14.3%) ,
Curveball
(10.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.4%) ,


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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 Sinker 190 128 62 43.1 86.6 61 55 20 13 5 0 2 5 50 .364 .333 .564 .521 .423 .397 87.1 17 1845 6.3 7.9 14.3
2021 Slider 118 95 23 26.8 77.8 35 34 6 3 0 0 3 4 30 .176 .196 .441 .380 .267 .254 88.9 28 1907 6.2 24.5 11.1
2021 Changeup 63 29 34 14.3 81.3 11 9 2 1 1 0 0 1 9 .222 .252 .333 .290 .256 .322 84.6 10 1474 6.3 9.1 5.6
2021 Curveball 46 10 36 10.4 76.2 12 11 4 1 2 0 1 0 11 .364 .302 .818 .586 .505 .401 89.1 4 1835 6.1 9.1 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 24 9 15 5.4 85.7 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 4 .400 .260 .600 .380 .501 .392 87.8 13 1821 6.3 22.2 33.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 126 73 53 23.8 86.0 41 36 12 9 1 0 2 4 32 .333 .346 .528 .608 .406 .440 90.1 12 1863 6.4 6.7 13.8
2020 Slider 125 114 11 23.6 77.9 37 36 5 1 3 0 1 9 27 .139 .230 .306 .378 .197 .271 83.9 22 1856 6.3 36.4 21.4
2020 Sinker 108 71 37 20.4 86.6 23 19 5 2 1 0 2 2 19 .263 .339 .632 .663 .363 .415 87.4 20 1778 6.5 11.9 11.1
2020 Curveball 101 29 72 19.1 76.5 23 21 5 1 4 0 0 0 21 .238 .266 .429 .418 .314 .328 91.1 16 1771 6.3 15.9 0.0
2020 Changeup 69 20 49 13.0 79.4 20 19 7 3 2 0 2 1 18 .368 .328 .789 .696 .489 .435 91.0 17 1277 6.4 6.5 5.9
! 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 %
2019 33.1 28.5 30.8 7.7 42.3 36.9 20.8 1.5 25.4 29.2 28.5 6.2 9.2
2020 35.9 21.4 33.3 9.4 42.7 32.5 24.8 5.1 25.6 29.9 23.1 6 9.4
2021 37.5 31.7 23.1 7.7 45.2 32.7 22.1 5.8 24 32.7 25 3.8 8.7
35.3 27.1 29.3 8.3 43.3 34.2 22.5 4 25.1 30.5 25.6 5.4 9.1
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 4-Seamer BAL R 24 85.7 25.3 -5.4 -27 3.5 -3.4 -49
2021 Slider BAL R 118 77.8 41.5 -3.5 -8 7.1 -4.7 -40
2021 Changeup BAL R 63 81.3 33.4 -0.3 -1 13.9 0.2 2
2021 Curveball BAL R 46 76.2 53.1 -4.7 -8 7.2 -2.6 -27
2021 Sinker BAL R 187 86.6 25.6 0 0 11 -2.8 -20
2020 Sinker BAL R 108 86.6 23.1 -1.6 -6 9.8 -3 -23
2020 Slider BAL R 125 77.9 41.3 -3.6 -8 9.3 -1.6 -15
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 126 86 24.2 -4.2 -21 0.5 -5.3 -91
2020 Curveball BAL R 101 76.5 53.2 -3.9 -7 6 -4.4 -42
2020 Changeup BAL R 69 79.4 34.5 -0.2 -1 5.6 -8 -59
2019 Changeup BAL R 109 78.7 34.5 -1.9 -5 5.5 -8.4 -60
2019 Slider BAL R 129 80.8 36.6 -5.5 -13 3.8 -5.3 -58
2019 Curveball BAL R 92 76.2 54.9 -3.5 -6 4.5 -6.7 -60
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 167 85.5 22.9 -1.1 -5 2.8 -5.4 -66
2019 Sinker BAL R 112 85.6 23.7 -2.7 -10 10.8 -3.5 -24
! 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 4-Seamer 4 1 24 5.4 7 .4 .6 .507 22.2 14.3 33.3 .26 .38 .394 25
2021 Changeup 0.7 0 63 14.3 11 .222 .333 .259 9.1 9.1 5.6 .252 .29 .322 22.2
2021 Curveball 5.9 3 46 10.4 12 .364 .818 .508 9.1 0 0 .302 .586 .402 27.3
2021 Slider -0.6 -1 118 26.8 35 .176 .441 .269 24.5 11.4 11.1 .196 .38 .254 26.7
2021 Sinker 2.1 4 190 43.1 61 .364 .564 .429 7.9 8.2 14.3 .333 .521 .397 42
2020 Changeup 2.6 2 69 13 20 .368 .789 .495 6.5 5 5.9 .328 .696 .435 38.9
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 101 19.1 23 .238 .429 .357 15.9 0 0 .266 .418 .328 28.6
2020 Sinker 0.6 1 108 20.4 23 .263 .632 .367 11.9 8.7 11.1 .339 .663 .415 36.8
2020 Slider -4.5 -6 125 23.6 37 .139 .306 .199 36.4 24.3 21.4 .23 .378 .271 22.2
2020 4-Seamer 3.4 4 126 23.8 41 .333 .528 .411 6.7 9.8 13.8 .346 .608 .44 46.9
2019 Sinker 3.7 4 112 18.4 23 .474 .947 .657 4.9 4.3 6.3 .435 .843 .56 50
2019 Curveball -0.3 0 92 15.1 26 .2 .36 .256 26.8 30.8 17.4 .243 .383 .281 29.4
2019 Slider 4.2 5 129 21.2 37 .324 .757 .45 21.2 18.9 21.9 .315 .619 .388 56.7
2019 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 167 27.4 38 .265 .382 .287 13.3 5.3 4.8 .278 .424 .346 32.4
2019 Changeup 1.6 2 109 17.9 39 .343 .6 .433 10.9 10.3 12.9 .311 .591 .409 38.7
! 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 65 79.4 92 9.9 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Curveball 97 76.5 69 11 7:45 7:15 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 119 86 83 11.8 12:15 12:00 15
2020 Sinker 105 86.6 83 16.1 12:15 1:15 -60
2020 Slider 124 77.9 38 10.6 8:45 9:30 -45
2021 Changeup 62 81.3 94 16.2 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 46 76.2 70 11.5 7:45 7:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 24 85.7 84 11.5 12:30 12:45 -15
2021 Sinker 174 86.7 80 15 12:30 1:45 -75
2021 Slider 115 77.8 43 8.6 8:15 9:15 -60
! 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
2019 163 609 7 -5 5 2 9
2020 144 529 -3 0 3 2 1
2021 126 441 0 1 4 2 7
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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 %
2019 609 51.7 66.3 89.5 26.2 70.1 47.5 54.9 47 15.4 7.6 76.1
2020 529 51.2 63.5 90.1 27.5 64.8 42 56.9 45.9 17.3 8.5 73.3
2021 441 53.7 61.2 90.3 24.5 74 43.5 58.7 44.2 13.3 9.1 72.5
1579 52.1 63.9 89.9 26.2 69.2 44.5 56.7 45.9 15.5 8.3 74
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
2019 1 0 1
2020 9 4 6 9 20 19 20 47 61 1 72 3 9 2 0 0
2021 1 1 1
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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 23.3 12 10.7 1 6 8 5 41.7
2020 24.3 7 8.2 -1 4 5 0 0
2021 24.9 6 6.2 0 3 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 8 17 9 13 9 11 15 11 11 15 10 8 12 11 13 8 11 8 11 6 10 8 11 8 15 10 8 11 8 14
2020 7 7 11 7 9 6 7 9 8 9 11 6 5 9 7 9 7 9 8 8 6 5 7 9 8 9 10 6 10 5 9
2021 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 8 5 7 6 6 4 5 5 5 4 7 5 5 5 6 4 8 6 5 6 5 6 5 6
! 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 85.5 86.3 0.8 86.5 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 78.7 79.4 0.7 81.3 1.9
Breaking Velocity 78.9 77.3 -1.6 77.3 0
Exit Velocity 90.5 88.5 -2 88.6 0.1
Launch Angle 16.7 17 0.3 19 2
Barrel % 9.2 9.4 0.2 8.7 -0.7
Hard Hit % 41.5 35 -6.5 33.7 -1.3
Sweet Spot % 36.9 38.5 1.6 31.7 -6.8
xBA .309 .298 -0.011 .279 -0.019
BA .313 .26 -0.053 .298 0.038
xwOBA .39 .374 -0.016 .351 -0.023
wOBA .389 .342 -0.047 .377 0.035
xSLG .557 .535 -0.022 .461 -0.074
SLG .593 .504 -0.089 .535 0.031
K% 13.4 11.1 -2.3 8.7 -2.4
BB% 6.7 6.9 0.2 7.9 1
Swing % 47 45.9 -1.1 44.2 -1.7
Whiff% 15.4 17.3 1.9 13.3 -4
In Zone % 51.7 51.2 -0.5 53.7 2.5
Out of Zone % 48.3 48.8 0.5 46.3 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.2 27.5 1.3 24.5 -3
First Pitch Swing % 25.6 25 -0.6 27 2
First Pitch Strike % 54.9 56.9 2 58.7 1.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 163 .389 97 38 39.2 66 45 68.2
2020 144 .342 86 27 31.4 58 25 43.1
2021 126 .377 80 4 5.0 46 28 60.9

Pitch Distribution