Ty Buttrey
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 6" 240LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 4, #151, Boston Red Sox | Providence Sr. HS (NC)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 1 3.31 16 0 4 16.1 20 1.22
2019 6 7 3.98 72 0 2 72.1 84 1.27
2020 2 3 5.81 27 0 5 26.1 18 1.41
3 Seasons 8 11 4.30 115 0 11 115 122 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 16 0-1 3.31 16.1 20 1.22
2019 72 6-7 3.98 72.1 84 1.27
2020 27 2-3 5.81 26.1 18 1.41
3 Seasons 115 8-11 4.30 115 122 1.30
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
2018 25 300 45 3 6.7 4.3 85.1 111.8 3.0 35.6 .280 .395 .262 .322 .426 28.9 28.6 7.1 3.31 4.42
2019 26 1225 197 11 5.6 3.6 90.0 109.6 13.6 35.0 .244 .396 .298 .310 .388 41.2 27.2 7.4 3.98 4.23
2020 27 428 84 6 7.1 5.4 90.1 115.0 5.5 34.5 .269 .450 .344 .324 .363 41.7 16.1 8.0 5.81 4.48
Player 1953 326 20 6.1 4.1 89.4 115.0 10.1 35.0 .255 .408 .303 .315 .387 39.6 24.8 7.5
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

Buttrey relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(58.2%) ,
Slider
(22.2%) ,
Changeup
(19.6%) ,


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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
2018 57.8 8.9 28.9 4.4 51.1 17.8 31.1 4.4 37.8 11.1 35.6 2.2 6.7 4.3
2019 44.7 20.8 26.4 8.1 31.5 33.0 35.5 1.0 33.5 24.9 27.4 6.1 5.6 3.6
2020 48.8 19.0 28.6 3.6 35.7 32.1 32.1 4.8 36.9 17.9 26.2 7.1 7.1 5.4
Player 47.5 18.7 27.3 6.4 35.3 30.7 34.0 2.5 35.0 21.2 28.2 5.8 6.1 4.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2020 Changeup LAA R 84 86.2 34.0 4.4 15 17.0 3.4 25
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 249 96.1 16.5 -3.4 -26 13.3 6.3 91
2020 Slider LAA R 95 82.2 42.9 3.4 9 0.6 -3.8 -86
2019 Sinker LAA R 1 95.3 24.0 3.0 14 22.5 7.6 51
2019 Slider LAA R 357 83.8 43.0 3.1 8 2.5 -2.4 -48
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 690 97.1 15.0 -1.4 -11 12.6 5.1 69
2019 Changeup LAA R 162 87.6 32.2 2.8 10 17.3 3.6 26
2018 Changeup LAA R 50 86.0 34.3 4.1 14 18.1 4.7 35
2018 Slider LAA R 75 82.1 43.8 2.1 5 0.3 -5.9 -106
2018 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 174 95.9 15.5 -1.3 -9 12.8 5.4 74
! 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 %
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 249 58.2 73 .318 .515 .376 16.8 15.1 14.1 .269 .458 .331 38.6
2020 Slider -1.0 -1 95 22.2 15 .250 .417 .320 28.6 6.7 4.0 .342 .510 .382 50.0
2020 Changeup 1.5 1 84 19.6 21 .190 .476 .276 22.2 28.6 20.7 .226 .391 .260 46.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 4 690 56.3 183 .262 .378 .331 25.5 25.7 23.4 .263 .411 .329 41.9
2019 Slider 0.9 3 357 29.1 92 .198 .349 .283 31.1 33.7 25.2 .205 .387 .278 35.7
2019 Changeup -1.3 -2 162 13.2 31 .308 .462 .369 26.1 19.4 17.1 .249 .334 .318 52.4
2019 Sinker -20.9 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 2 174 58.0 41 .243 .324 .281 19.3 26.8 18.3 .258 .426 .323 33.3
2018 Slider -0.2 0 76 25.3 16 .214 .286 .291 55.9 37.5 24.0 .306 .350 .314 33.3
2018 Changeup 0.0 0 50 16.7 13 .250 .250 .262 30.4 23.1 20.0 .316 .353 .332 11.1
! 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
2020 Changeup 71 86.1 93 17.7 2:15 2:45 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 235 96.1 99 18.8 1:30 1:30 0
2020 Slider 86 82.2 31 5.5 5:45 6:15 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 70 300 2 5 -5 0 2
2019 306 1,210 9 8 -8 -4 4
2020 109 428 2 3 -3 -3 -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 %
2018 300 47.7 68.5 73.5 29.9 59.6 41.7 58.6 48.3 29.7 6.3 68.4
2019 1,225 51.3 63.9 82.4 28.7 48.5 41.6 59.2 46.6 27.0 9.7 70.1
2020 428 48.8 72.2 85.4 24.7 64.8 38.3 54.5 47.9 20.0 8.2 71.4
Player 1,953 50.2 66.4 81.7 28.0 53.7 40.9 58.1 47.2 25.8 8.8 70.2
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 89 54 29
2019 53 49 59 65 52 69 76 15 13 74 61 62 46 95 46 31
2020 41 23 27 35 37 46 51 19 23 11 57 11 22 88 45 14
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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 -- 0 0.6 -1 1 1 0 --
2019 22.5 8 8.1 0 1 9 2 25.0
2020 22.3 4 4.9 -1 2 4 2 50.0
Player 22.5 12 13.7 -2 4 14 4 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
2019 8 8 7 8 8 7 9 9 5 5 7 9 10 9 6 9 6 6 9 10 10 7 12 11 9 6 6 10 10 9 6
2020 4 6 4 6 6 4 6 4 5 4 4 6 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 7 4 5 7 4 4 3 6 7 5 5 3
Player 12 15 11 14 15 12 16 13 11 9 12 16 15 13 12 14 11 12 14 18 15 13 20 15 13 9 13 18 16 15 10
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 97.1 1.2 96.1 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 86.0 87.6 1.6 86.2 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 82.1 83.8 1.7 82.2 -1.6
Exit Velocity 85.1 90.0 4.9 90.1 0.1
Launch Angle 3.0 13.6 10.6 5.5 -8.1
Barrel % 6.7 5.6 -1.1 7.1 1.5
Hard Hit % 28.9 41.2 12.3 41.7 0.5
Sweet Spot % 35.6 35.0 -0.6 34.5 -0.5
xBA .280 .244 -0.036 .269 0.025
BA .238 .247 0.009 .283 0.036
xwOBA .322 .310 -0.012 .324 0.014
wOBA .262 .298 0.036 .344 0.046
xSLG .395 .396 0.001 .450 0.054
SLG .302 .376 0.074 .495 0.119
K% 28.6 27.2 -1.4 16.1 -11.1
BB% 7.1 7.4 0.3 8.0 0.6
Swing % 48.3 46.6 -1.7 47.9 1.3
Whiff% 29.7 27.0 -2.7 20.0 -7.0
In Zone % 47.7 51.3 3.6 48.8 -2.5
Out of Zone % 52.3 48.7 -3.6 51.2 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 28.7 -1.2 24.7 -4.0
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 25.9 -2.7 30.0 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.6 59.2 0.6 54.5 -4.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 70 .262 37 0 0.0 33 5 15.2
2019 Shifts 305 .299 168 5 3.0 137 28 20.4
2020 Shifts 108 .339 59 11 18.6 49 15 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 %
2018 78 16.5 32.1% 3.8% 55 22.3 0.0% 12.7%
2019 344 15.5 43.3% 1.5% 208 20.7 2.4% 7.2%
2020 118 16.1 30.5% 1.7% 61 19.4 4.9% 4.9%
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Pitch Distribution