Ty Blach
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 5, #178, San Francisco Giants | Creighton
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 3 12.00 7 5 0 27 20 2.33
2022 1 0 5.89 24 1 1 44.1 29 1.40
2023 3 3 5.54 20 13 0 78 50 1.64
6 Seasons 20 25 5.18 136 58 1 448.2 257 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 7 1-3 12.00 27 20 2.33
2022 24 1-0 5.89 44.1 29 1.40
2023 20 3-3 5.54 78 50 1.64
6 Seasons 136 20-25 5.18 448.2 257 1.48
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
2016 25 241 47 0 0.0 0.0 87.8 111.1 10.2 17.0 .205 .280 .202 .250 .256 34.0 16.1 8.1 1.06 2.59
2017 26 2519 575 21 3.7 3.0 86.9 111.7 9.9 32.7 .289 .447 .326 .336 .352 33.0 10.5 6.2 4.78 4.93
2018 27 1879 395 19 4.8 3.7 88.3 112.3 6.0 30.1 .280 .413 .325 .331 .360 35.7 14.6 8.0 4.25 4.70
2019 28 521 102 7 6.9 5.0 90.2 109.5 15.2 46.1 .323 .565 .463 .410 .444 42.6 14.4 12.2 12.00 8.14
2022 31 674 151 9 6.0 4.7 87.4 110.0 13.6 35.8 .273 .403 .338 .313 .346 37.1 15.0 5.7 5.89 4.08
2023 32 1264 272 30 11.0 8.5 90.1 114.3 13.2 41.9 .332 .543 .389 .399 .439 43.4 14.2 6.8 5.54 7.26
Player 7098 1542 86 5.6 4.4 88.1 114.3 10.2 34.4 .293 .454 .344 .346 .372 36.6 13.2 7.2
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

Blach relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(55%) ,
Changeup
(22.1%) ,
Cutter
(16.5%) ,
Curveball
(6.4%) ,


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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
2016 59.6 14.9 17.0 8.5 29.8 34.0 36.2 4.3 40.4 27.7 19.1 6.4 0.0 0.0
2017 47.8 18.4 27.1 6.6 33.7 38.3 28.0 5.7 34.1 22.8 24.5 7.0 3.7 3.0
2018 54.9 15.4 26.1 3.5 30.1 44.3 25.6 3.0 42.0 15.4 27.3 5.1 4.8 3.7
2019 34.3 19.6 37.3 8.8 27.5 39.2 33.3 0.0 28.4 26.5 29.4 7.8 6.9 5.0
2022 43.0 31.1 21.9 4.0 33.1 33.1 33.8 6.0 30.5 27.8 25.2 4.6 6.0 4.7
2023 39.3 26.1 30.1 4.4 36.4 35.3 28.3 4.0 26.5 23.2 29.0 5.9 11.0 8.5
Player 47.1 20.2 27.2 5.4 32.7 38.7 28.6 4.3 34.2 21.9 26.3 6.1 5.6 4.4
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
2023 Curveball COL L 81 78.9 47.9 -6.3 -12 3.2 -5.0 -61
2023 Cutter COL L 208 83.7 34.5 0.0 0 2.5 -2.8 -854
2023 Sinker COL L 695 89.3 26.2 -0.2 -1 15.9 0.6 4
2023 Changeup COL L 279 79.9 44.0 4.1 10 15.0 1.5 11
2022 Changeup COL L 132 80.7 39.7 4.5 13 15.7 1.8 13
2022 Curveball COL L 58 79.2 49.9 -3.3 -6 4.5 -1.5 -25
2022 Sinker COL L 370 91.1 24.1 1.1 5 14.2 -0.7 -5
2022 Cutter COL L 114 85.0 33.0 -1.5 -5 0.1 -2.8 -102
2019 Sinker BAL L 295 90.2 24.5 -0.1 0 16.1 1.5 10
2019 Cutter BAL L 38 84.4 33.7 -1.1 -3 0.2 -2.5 -92
2019 Slider BAL L 7 81.9 43.2 -0.1 0 3.8 -2.1 -36
2019 Curveball BAL L 45 77.1 59.6 1.9 3 7.3 -0.2 -2
2019 Changeup BAL L 135 79.9 39.4 4.4 13 18.0 2.7 17
2018 Sinker SF L 1,082 90.0 24.4 -0.4 -2 15.0 -0.1 -1
2018 Changeup SF L 490 79.8 39.0 2.0 6 17.9 1.6 10
2018 Slider SF L 96 78.8 49.1 2.6 6 6.5 -1.9 -23
2018 Curveball SF L 210 75.7 65.0 2.6 4 9.2 0.3 4
2017 Curveball SF L 262 76.4 56.7 -1.6 -3 3.8 -4.3 -53
2017 4-Seamer SF L 163 89.8 21.4 -4.9 -30 9.4 1.6 20
2017 Changeup SF L 594 80.3 32.5 -0.2 -1 18.2 2.8 18
2017 Sinker SF L 1,345 90.1 19.8 -1.5 -7 16.3 1.0 7
2017 Slider SF L 146 79.3 44.8 1.5 3 0.1 -5.6 -98
2016 Curveball SF L 10 77.2 53.7 -1.9 -3 4.3 -4.2 -49
2016 Sinker SF L 130 91.8 20.8 1.6 8 16.1 2.3 16
2016 4-Seamer SF L 17 91.5 18.5 -3.3 -21 12.2 4.4 57
2016 Changeup SF L 35 81.9 34.3 3.0 10 17.3 4.7 37
2016 Slider SF L 48 82.1 39.4 0.2 0 0.6 -7.4 -108
! 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 %
2023 Sinker -0.9 -6 695 55.0 202 .322 .561 .407 10.2 15.8 17.9 .335 .579 .416 46.7
2023 Changeup -2.0 -6 279 22.1 76 .371 .486 .374 20.7 11.8 9.3 .367 .489 .385 39.1
2023 Cutter -3.6 -8 209 16.5 52 .348 .652 .445 18.4 9.6 11.1 .308 .571 .392 37.2
2023 Curveball -0.3 0 81 6.4 22 .211 .211 .259 25.7 18.2 9.8 .232 .333 .302 46.7
2022 Sinker -0.8 -3 370 54.9 98 .264 .437 .326 18.2 18.4 21.4 .262 .388 .309 44.4
2022 Changeup -3.2 -4 132 19.6 42 .436 .564 .423 19.4 9.5 11.1 .342 .455 .358 40.5
2022 Cutter 5.3 6 114 16.9 31 .067 .067 .081 30.0 16.1 12.8 .202 .242 .210 12.0
2022 Curveball -7.2 -4 58 8.6 20 .474 1.000 .620 11.1 10.0 9.5 .301 .619 .403 35.3
2019 Sinker -5.5 -16 295 56.6 82 .435 .768 .541 11.1 12.2 15.9 .364 .649 .466 54.2
2019 Changeup -5.4 -7 135 25.9 41 .351 .703 .468 26.2 14.6 12.5 .297 .530 .377 29.0
2019 Curveball 0.1 0 45 8.6 6 .167 .167 .150 31.3 33.3 22.2 .181 .221 .177 0.0
2019 Cutter 2.9 1 38 7.3 7 .143 .143 .129 7.1 14.3 7.7 .230 .321 .233 16.7
2019 Slider -0.5 0 7 1.3 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 50.0 25.0 .180 .193 .164 100.0
2018 Sinker -0.3 -3 1,082 57.6 316 .290 .402 .356 13.4 15.2 18.1 .278 .395 .337 39.7
2018 Changeup -0.7 -3 490 26.1 133 .273 .367 .298 28.5 15.0 16.1 .295 .447 .329 33.6
2018 Curveball 1.5 3 210 11.2 45 .233 .256 .243 13.7 13.3 12.0 .198 .223 .209 18.4
2018 Slider -4.5 -4 96 5.1 14 .571 1.071 .696 19.4 7.1 3.8 .446 1.055 .628 30.8
2017 Sinker 0.7 9 1,345 53.4 391 .280 .446 .340 10.3 9.5 11.0 .288 .456 .343 36.2
2017 Changeup -0.3 -2 594 23.6 173 .278 .444 .327 25.4 10.4 12.0 .260 .398 .293 20.8
2017 Curveball -3.2 -8 263 10.4 59 .356 .441 .351 16.0 13.6 13.6 .338 .466 .345 41.2
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 164 6.5 34 .286 .464 .406 13.2 2.9 3.0 .393 .606 .469 39.3
2017 Slider -0.2 0 146 5.8 29 .185 .259 .228 21.8 27.6 17.4 .273 .428 .325 42.1
! 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
2023 Changeup 269 79.9 99 16.2 9:00 8:30 30
2023 Curveball 80 78.9 54 7.3 4:30 5:00 -30
2023 Cutter 195 83.7 32 4.3 9:45 10:30 -45
2023 Sinker 657 89.4 99 18.0 9:45 9:45 0
2022 Changeup 129 80.7 99 16.4 9:30 9:00 30
2022 Curveball 58 79.2 59 10.1 4:30 5:00 -30
2022 Cutter 114 85.0 25 3.7 10:30 12:00 -90
2022 Sinker 360 91.1 99 16.7 10:00 10:00 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 73 284 5 4 -2 0 7
2017 686 2,512 12 16 -21 -9 -2
2018 508 1,878 6 6 -12 -8 -8
2019 138 520 -11 -5 -3 -3 -22
2022 191 674 3 -4 -2 -2 -5
2023 352 1,264 -12 9 -10 -6 -20
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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 %
2016 241 51.9 64.8 90.1 26.7 71.0 41.1 64.5 46.5 15.2 8.7 71.4
2017 2,519 51.6 66.8 86.7 23.4 73.2 43.0 61.7 45.8 15.4 7.8 80.2
2018 1,879 49.7 62.8 86.7 25.2 67.2 44.2 62.4 43.9 18.0 7.4 72.7
2019 521 48.8 64.2 89.6 24.8 69.7 40.8 64.0 44.1 16.1 6.7 74.3
2022 674 54.5 66.5 83.6 29.6 70.3 47.0 69.8 49.7 20.0 6.8 76.1
2023 1,264 51.3 67.0 91.0 30.5 69.1 44.8 64.2 49.2 15.1 8.5 78.7
Player 7,098 51.1 65.5 87.5 25.9 70.2 43.8 63.4 46.2 16.5 7.7 76.9
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
2016 31 27 2
2017 26 6 25 49 29 31 89 57 52 1 84 4 8 13 24 15 1
2018 24 7 34 70 16 41 79 50 45 6 53 7 18 13 26 47 1
2019 12 23 1
2022 13 38 33 1
2023 1 1 1 9 1 25 8 20 20 2 75 1 71 5 25 24 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 %
2016 16.2 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0.0
2017 22.8 17 19.7 -3 10 13 11 64.7
2018 22.4 8 8.8 -1 2 7 5 62.5
2019 22.0 8 6.6 1 1 8 1 12.5
2022 22.9 4 3.2 1 4 2 1 25.0
2023 23.2 15 15.9 -1 4 13 6 40.0
Player 22.6 53 54.6 -2 21 44 24 45.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
2017 17 19 20 22 21 18 21 19 18 17 18 27 22 18 18 20 17 18 22 19 22 17 24 22 17 16 19 23 22 19 15
2018 8 12 7 10 9 7 7 9 6 6 7 9 12 7 8 11 9 9 9 10 10 9 13 10 9 6 7 10 11 8 8
2019 8 9 5 8 8 7 7 9 4 4 6 6 8 5 8 6 6 6 7 8 7 6 9 8 7 5 3 7 8 6 6
2022 4 2 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 5 3 3 3
2023 15 14 11 15 16 16 19 17 13 14 15 18 15 16 20 17 19 16 19 18 16 14 20 19 13 14 15 14 17 14 14
Player 53 56 48 60 59 51 57 57 44 44 49 67 61 49 57 59 54 52 60 58 58 49 70 62 48 44 48 59 62 51 46
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.7 90.1 -1.6 90.0 -0.1 -- -0.4 -- -- -- -- 89.6 -- 88.0 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 81.9 80.3 -1.6 79.8 -0.5 -- 0.1 -- -- -- -- 80.7 -- 79.9 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 81.3 77.4 -3.9 76.7 -0.7 -- 1.1 -- -- -- -- 79.2 -- 78.9 -0.3
Exit Velocity 87.8 86.9 -0.9 88.3 1.4 -- 1.9 -- -- -- -- 87.4 -- 90.1 2.7
Launch Angle 10.2 9.9 -0.3 6.0 -3.9 -- 9.2 -- -- -- -- 13.6 -- 13.2 -0.4
Barrel % 0.0 3.7 3.7 4.8 1.1 -- 2.1 -- -- -- -- 6.0 -- 11.0 5.0
Hard Hit % 34.0 33.0 -1.0 35.7 2.7 -- 6.9 -- -- -- -- 37.1 -- 43.4 6.3
Sweet Spot % 17.0 32.7 15.7 30.1 -2.6 -- 16.0 -- -- -- -- 35.8 -- 41.9 6.1
xBA .205 .289 0.084 .280 -0.009 -- 0.043 -- -- -- -- .273 -- .332 0.059
BA .143 .283 0.140 .289 0.006 -- 0.088 -- -- -- -- .291 -- .330 0.039
xwOBA .250 .336 0.086 .331 -0.005 -- 0.079 -- -- -- -- .313 -- .399 0.086
wOBA .202 .326 0.124 .325 -0.001 -- 0.138 -- -- -- -- .338 -- .389 0.051
xSLG .280 .447 0.167 .413 -0.034 -- 0.152 -- -- -- -- .403 -- .543 0.140
SLG .232 .439 0.207 .399 -0.040 -- 0.273 -- -- -- -- .463 -- .537 0.074
K% 16.1 10.5 -5.6 14.6 4.1 -- -0.2 -- -- -- -- 15.0 -- 14.2 -0.8
BB% 8.1 6.2 -1.9 8.0 1.8 -- 4.2 -- -- -- -- 5.7 -- 6.8 1.1
Swing % 46.5 45.8 -0.7 43.9 -1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- -- -- 49.7 -- 49.2 -0.5
Whiff% 15.2 15.4 0.2 18.0 2.6 -- -1.9 -- -- -- -- 20.0 -- 15.1 -4.9
In Zone % 51.9 51.6 -0.3 49.7 -1.9 -- -0.9 -- -- -- -- 54.5 -- 51.3 -3.2
Out of Zone % 48.1 48.4 0.3 50.3 1.9 -- 0.9 -- -- -- -- 45.5 -- 48.7 3.2
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 23.4 -3.3 25.2 1.8 -- -0.4 -- -- -- -- 29.6 -- 30.5 0.9
First Pitch Swing % 25.8 25.9 0.1 27.2 1.3 -- 3.7 -- -- -- -- 30.2 -- 31.0 0.8
First Pitch Strike % 64.5 61.7 -2.8 62.4 0.7 -- 1.6 -- -- -- -- 69.8 -- 64.2 -5.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 62 .202 36 0 0.0 26 4 15.4
2017 Shifts 688 .326 500 16 3.2 188 23 12.2
2018 Shifts 506 .324 343 33 9.6 163 33 20.2
2019 Shifts 139 .463 102 25 24.5 37 17 45.9
2022 Shifts 191 .338 116 19 16.4 75 21 28.0
2023 Shades 352 .389 280 8 2.9 72 22 30.6
! 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 %
2016 80 16.2 41.3% 0.0% 25 19.1 20.0% 20.0%
2017 775 14.5 57.9% 0.1% 438 20.0 3.4% 3.4%
2018 591 14.2 60.9% 0.3% 337 20.2 2.1% 3.3%
2019 139 13.7 70.5% 0.0% 98 18.5 1.0% 2.0%
2022 168 14.0 68.5% 0.0% 132 19.7 2.3% 3.0%
2023 304 12.7 86.8% 0.3% 248 18.2 4.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution