Tony Sipp
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 40
Draft: 2004 | Rd: 45, #1333, Cleveland Indians | Clemson
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 1 5.79 46 0 0 37.1 39 1.39
2018 3 1 1.86 54 0 0 38.2 42 1.03
2019 1 2 4.71 36 0 0 21 18 1.33
11 Seasons 26 22 3.72 616 0 7 503.2 531 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 46 0-1 5.79 37.1 39 1.39
2018 54 3-1 1.86 38.2 42 1.03
2019 36 1-2 4.71 21 18 1.33
11 Seasons 616 26-22 3.72 503.2 531 1.24
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
2015 31 853 138 6 4.3 2.8 88.1 109.9 16.8 30.4 .191 .297 .265 .247 .312 26.8 28.7 6.9 1.99 2.47
2016 32 780 136 14 10.3 7.2 88.0 111.6 17.5 36.0 .272 .496 .399 .358 .418 36.8 20.5 9.2 4.95 5.60
2017 33 664 109 10 9.2 6.1 85.6 112.6 11.3 28.4 .224 .394 .344 .302 .357 33.3 23.6 9.7 5.79 3.90
2018 34 627 95 1 1.1 0.7 86.5 109.8 14.5 32.6 .205 .288 .258 .260 .313 22.3 27.8 8.6 1.86 2.81
2019 35 363 64 4 6.3 4.3 88.1 114.2 17.2 37.5 .251 .406 .282 .340 .381 34.4 19.6 9.8 4.71 5.19
Player 3287 542 35 6.5 4.3 87.3 114.2 15.5 32.7 .226 .374 .314 .298 .356 30.7 24.5 8.7
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

Sipp relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.9%) ,
Slider
(32%) ,
Split Finger
(20.1%) ,


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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
2015 41.3 27.5 22.5 8.7 42.0 34.1 23.9 1.4 29.7 34.8 21.0 5.1 4.3 2.8
2016 36.8 30.9 24.3 8.1 36.0 33.8 30.1 4.4 22.1 30.9 27.2 3.7 10.3 7.2
2017 50.5 18.3 22.9 8.3 35.8 36.7 26.6 6.4 35.8 19.3 20.2 6.4 9.2 6.1
2018 42.1 29.5 22.1 6.3 41.1 34.7 24.2 1.1 33.7 31.6 24.2 6.3 1.1 0.7
2019 37.5 28.1 25.0 9.4 45.3 35.9 18.8 1.6 28.1 32.8 23.4 7.8 6.3 4.3
Player 41.7 26.9 23.2 8.1 39.5 34.9 25.5 3.1 29.5 29.9 23.2 5.5 6.5 4.3
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
2019 Splitter WSH L 73 78.0 44.7 2.1 5 9.6 0.7 8
2019 Slider WSH L 116 83.2 35.6 -3.4 -9 0.8 -4.6 -85
2019 4-Seamer WSH L 174 90.4 17.2 0.1 1 8.2 1.5 22
2018 Sinker HOU L 4 90.6 18.6 -4.8 -20 12.1 -2.2 -15
2018 Slider HOU L 187 82.9 38.8 -0.8 -2 0.3 -5.1 -94
2018 4-Seamer HOU L 326 91.8 15.5 1.2 7 7.8 0.6 9
2018 Splitter HOU L 109 79.0 45.9 4.1 10 8.5 -1.1 -11
2017 4-Seamer HOU L 220 91.0 15.6 0.2 1 7.2 -0.6 -8
2017 Slider HOU L 266 82.6 38.2 -0.4 -1 1.0 -4.3 -81
2017 Splitter HOU L 70 77.9 46.0 4.9 12 6.0 -3.8 -39
2017 Sinker HOU L 107 90.0 20.2 -2.2 -10 12.4 -2.0 -14
2016 Sinker HOU L 47 91.2 21.6 0.5 2 16.9 2.8 20
2016 Changeup HOU L 135 77.9 44.5 10.6 31 14.6 2.7 23
2016 4-Seamer HOU L 327 91.4 14.8 0.5 3 10.0 2.8 39
2016 Slider HOU L 265 80.8 43.1 2.5 6 3.3 -10.1 -147
2015 Sinker HOU L 28 90.4 -- -- 15.9 1.3 9
2015 Slider HOU L 247 80.7 -- -- 3.9 -10.4 -161
2015 4-Seamer HOU L 397 91.6 -- -- 10.7 3.5 49
2015 Changeup HOU L 172 79.3 -- -- 14.6 1.9 15
! 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 %
2019 4-Seamer 2.0 3 174 47.9 40 .250 .281 .294 16.0 22.5 26.5 .269 .446 .385 40.0
2019 Slider 1.7 2 116 32.0 35 .188 .375 .256 24.1 8.6 10.0 .227 .409 .306 36.7
2019 Splitter -2.9 -2 73 20.1 17 .333 .333 .400 50.0 35.3 22.2 .267 .314 .308 11.1
2018 4-Seamer 1.5 5 326 52.0 66 .228 .351 .315 25.2 22.7 20.8 .209 .331 .298 31.0
2018 Slider 3.1 6 187 29.8 53 .191 .319 .246 28.9 24.5 17.1 .238 .318 .280 19.4
2018 Splitter 3.4 4 109 17.4 29 .138 .207 .148 51.6 48.3 25.5 .141 .159 .130 6.7
2018 Sinker -16.7 -1 4 0.6 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .238 .257 .466 0.0
2017 Slider -0.5 -1 266 40.1 61 .217 .467 .298 42.5 37.7 24.0 .169 .268 .191 21.6
2017 4-Seamer -2.0 -4 220 33.1 54 .289 .667 .464 16.0 11.1 13.3 .289 .570 .416 46.2
2017 Sinker -0.3 0 107 16.1 28 .318 .545 .435 15.4 7.1 11.8 .276 .458 .376 40.9
2017 Splitter 0.8 1 70 10.5 19 .167 .222 .197 28.6 42.1 24.2 .182 .288 .224 10.0
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 163 705 4 8 -5 -2 5
2010 262 1,118 -2 14 -8 -3 0
2011 248 1,010 11 4 -5 -5 5
2012 232 951 6 1 -6 -4 -3
2013 173 712 -2 4 -6 -4 -7
2014 196 810 8 4 -4 -3 5
2015 235 951 5 10 -1 -2 12
2016 195 780 -9 6 -5 -3 -11
2017 162 663 -6 10 -7 -3 -6
2018 157 657 6 13 -2 -3 14
2019 92 363 2 6 -3 -2 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 %
2015 853 44.2 69.8 79.5 33.1 49.7 42.7 64.8 49.2 30.7 6.7 86.0
2016 780 45.6 67.7 79.3 28.5 50.4 40.0 55.4 46.4 30.1 7.2 87.5
2017 664 43.6 72.7 82.4 29.4 50.9 38.2 53.4 48.3 28.0 5.7 78.9
2018 627 47.0 67.3 77.3 27.1 46.7 43.5 61.6 46.1 31.8 6.2 82.1
2019 363 49.0 74.2 80.3 25.4 55.3 43.8 54.3 49.3 26.3 9.4 88.2
Player 3,287 45.5 69.9 79.7 29.3 50.1 41.4 58.5 47.8 29.7 6.8 84.8
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
2015 96 95 94 85 95 85 70 50 93 90 61 92 84 31 41 53
2016 26 26 37
2017 20 31 50
2018 31 29 38
2019 13 13 33
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.2 12 9.0 3 6 3 7 58.3
2017 21.8 8 7.3 1 4 5 3 37.5
2018 22.7 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 0.0
2019 25.0 1 1.7 -1 2 1 1 100.0
Player 22.7 22 19.0 3 13 10 11 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 12 9 8 10 8 8 9 9 8 7 9 14 9 8 10 8 7 7 9 9 10 7 11 10 9 8 9 15 9 9 7
2017 8 7 5 9 7 6 8 7 5 6 6 9 7 8 7 9 8 6 8 6 8 7 10 8 8 8 6 9 8 7 5
2018 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2019 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 3 1 1
Player 22 20 15 22 18 16 21 18 16 15 17 27 19 18 19 20 17 15 20 19 20 18 24 21 19 18 18 28 21 18 14
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.5 91.4 -0.1 90.7 -0.7 91.7 1.0 90.4 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 79.2 77.9 -1.3 77.9 0.0 79.0 1.1 78.0 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 80.7 80.8 0.1 82.6 1.8 82.9 0.3 83.2 0.3
Exit Velocity 88.1 88.0 -0.1 85.6 -2.4 86.5 0.9 88.1 1.6
Launch Angle 16.8 17.5 0.7 11.3 -6.2 14.5 3.2 17.2 2.7
Barrel % 4.3 10.3 6.0 9.2 -1.1 1.1 -8.1 6.3 5.2
Hard Hit % 26.8 36.8 10.0 33.3 -3.5 22.3 -11.0 34.4 12.1
Sweet Spot % 30.4 36.0 5.6 28.4 -7.6 32.6 4.2 37.5 4.9
xBA .191 .272 0.081 .224 -0.048 .205 -0.019 .251 0.046
BA .208 .297 0.089 .247 -0.050 .200 -0.047 .241 0.041
xwOBA .247 .358 0.111 .302 -0.056 .260 -0.042 .340 0.080
wOBA .265 .399 0.134 .344 -0.055 .258 -0.086 .282 0.024
xSLG .297 .496 0.199 .394 -0.102 .288 -0.106 .406 0.118
SLG .340 .589 0.249 .507 -0.082 .311 -0.196 .329 0.018
K% 28.7 20.5 -8.2 23.6 3.1 27.8 4.2 19.6 -8.2
BB% 6.9 9.2 2.3 9.7 0.5 8.6 -1.1 9.8 1.2
Swing % 49.2 46.4 -2.8 48.3 1.9 46.1 -2.2 49.3 3.2
Whiff% 30.7 30.1 -0.6 28.0 -2.1 31.8 3.8 26.3 -5.5
In Zone % 44.2 45.6 1.4 43.6 -2.0 47.0 3.4 49.0 2.0
Out of Zone % 55.8 54.4 -1.4 56.4 2.0 53.0 -3.4 51.0 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 33.1 28.5 -4.6 29.4 0.9 27.1 -2.3 25.4 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 29.2 -4.1 31.9 2.7 31.1 -0.8 27.2 -3.9
First Pitch Strike % 64.8 55.4 -9.4 53.4 -2.0 61.6 8.2 54.3 -7.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 188 .401 94 24 25.5 94 52 55.3
2017 Shifts 162 .346 82 5 6.1 80 25 31.3
2018 Shifts 151 .258 75 7 9.3 76 44 57.9
2019 Shifts 92 .282 39 1 2.6 53 10 18.9
! 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 %
2010 292 18.0 12.0% 0.3% 216 22.0 1.9% 6.9%
2011 279 18.8 9.0% 2.5% 136 25.4 1.5% 21.3%
2012 273 18.7 8.4% 3.3% 158 24.6 1.9% 14.6%
2013 172 21.3 1.2% 5.2% 135 24.5 0.0% 11.9%
2014 260 24.4 0.4% 21.2% 108 29.0 0.9% 42.6%
2015 236 23.7 4.2% 18.6% 125 28.4 4.0% 42.4%
2016 244 19.5 13.5% 7.8% 116 23.3 9.5% 19.0%
2017 201 19.6 4.5% 2.5% 87 23.5 0.0% 6.9%
2018 190 22.7 0.0% 8.4% 100 26.6 0.0% 25.0%
2019 99 21.1 2.0% 3.0% 61 23.4 0.0% 6.6%
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Pitch Distribution