Wade LeBlanc
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 2, #61, San Diego Padres | Alabama - Tuscaloosa
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 6 7 5.71 26 8 0 121.1 92 1.45
2020 1 0 8.06 6 6 0 22.1 13 1.57
2021 0 2 4.41 18 9 0 49 29 1.49
13 Seasons 46 49 4.54 258 129 3 931.1 671 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 26 6-7 5.71 121.1 92 1.45
2020 6 1-0 8.06 22.1 13 1.57
2021 18 0-2 4.41 49 29 1.49
13 Seasons 258 46-49 4.54 931.1 671 1.35
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 31 945 190 16 8.4 6.3 87.3 114.9 16.5 38.9 .257 .478 .325 .326 .396 29.5 20.2 4.4 3.77 4.52
2017 32 1068 211 13 6.2 4.6 86.4 112.6 11.2 33.2 .282 .463 .304 .338 .396 31.8 19.1 6.0 4.50 4.99
2018 33 2448 489 44 9.0 6.6 87.4 111.9 16.1 36.2 .251 .431 .306 .317 .370 34.6 19.6 6.0 3.72 4.27
2019 34 1955 408 32 7.8 6.0 89.4 112.6 13.9 38.5 .280 .491 .359 .343 .394 39.0 17.3 5.8 5.71 5.30
2020 35 367 81 3 3.7 2.9 86.1 109.7 14.6 38.3 .256 .415 .370 .323 .332 29.6 12.6 7.8 8.06 4.45
2021 36 794 171 15 8.8 6.8 87.8 112.8 16.7 39.2 .291 .487 .353 .361 .387 36.8 13.1 7.7 4.41 5.73
Player 7577 1550 123 7.9 6.0 87.8 114.9 14.9 37.2 .268 .462 .330 .333 .383 34.7 18.0 6.0
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

LeBlanc relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(28.0%) ,
Sinker
(23.9%) ,
Changeup
(22.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(15.0%) ,
Curveball
(10.8%) ,


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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
2016 35.3 30.5 26.8 7.4 47.4 30.0 18.4 4.2 24.2 30.5 19.5 6.8 8.4 6.3
2017 47.4 21.8 24.6 6.2 41.2 39.3 19.4 5.7 31.8 19.0 30.3 5.7 6.2 4.6
2018 37.4 27.4 26.4 8.8 41.3 34.2 24.1 3.5 29.0 30.5 21.9 5.3 9.0 6.6
2019 40.9 27.0 25.5 6.6 39.0 35.8 25.2 2.2 31.4 27.0 24.0 7.1 7.8 6.0
2020 38.3 24.7 28.4 8.6 43.2 28.4 28.4 8.6 24.7 35.8 19.8 7.4 3.7 2.9
2021 37.4 25.7 28.7 8.2 43.3 31.0 25.7 4.7 22.8 29.8 26.9 7.0 8.8 6.8
Player 39.5 26.6 26.3 7.6 41.7 34.1 23.5 3.9 28.5 28.2 23.7 6.3 7.9 6.0
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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-Seam Fastball STL L 119 87.5 19.9 -1.2 -7 7.8 0.3 4
2021 Changeup STL L 176 79.5 36.1 1.0 3 14.0 0.2 2
2021 Cutter STL L 222 85.0 27.2 3.0 10 0.1 -2.6 -97
2021 Sinker STL L 190 87.6 25.0 -1.2 -5 15.0 0.5 4
2021 Curveball STL L 86 73.3 56.9 -5.9 -9 12.6 1.4 13
2020 Changeup BAL L 128 78.9 36.2 1.0 3 14.1 0.5 4
2020 Sinker BAL L 70 86.9 25.4 -0.6 -2 15.2 1.8 13
2020 Curveball BAL L 49 72.6 57.6 -6.8 -11 13.1 1.5 13
2020 Cutter BAL L 102 83.6 29.8 2.4 8 1.0 -2.3 -71
2020 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 18 86.8 20.7 -1.3 -7 8.9 2.0 29
2019 Cutter SEA L 591 84.1 28.1 4.2 13 0.3 -3.3 -109
2019 Changeup SEA L 608 78.6 37.6 1.7 5 14.1 0.1 1
2019 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 111 86.3 21.6 -1.0 -5 10.4 2.6 33
2019 Sinker SEA L 432 86.1 26.1 -0.8 -3 15.3 1.0 7
2019 Curveball SEA L 213 72.5 61.6 -3.0 -5 13.2 0.9 7
2018 Cutter SEA L 626 83.4 29.4 2.8 9 1.2 -2.1 -63
2018 Slider SEA L 2 77.7 45.4 -0.7 -1 5.9 -3.5 -37
2018 Curveball SEA L 220 72.5 61.2 -2.8 -4 11.8 0.1 1
2018 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 186 86.2 21.4 -1.0 -5 9.2 1.9 26
2018 Changeup SEA L 729 77.7 39.0 2.1 6 13.9 1.2 9
2018 Sinker SEA L 680 86.3 25.9 -0.8 -3 15.0 0.7 5
2017 Changeup PIT L 291 78.4 37.1 3.6 11 11.3 -0.5 -5
2017 Cutter PIT L 281 84.9 25.9 4.0 13 2.3 0.2 8
2017 4-Seam Fastball PIT L 227 87.2 20.4 -1.6 -8 9.2 1.5 20
2017 Curveball PIT L 55 72.9 56.7 -5.2 -8 9.3 -2.0 -18
2017 Sinker PIT L 141 87.1 23.5 -1.2 -5 13.8 0.5 4
2017 Slider PIT L 71 80.4 37.0 -4.1 -10 7.2 0.2 3
2016 Sinker PIT L 218 87.4 27.6 1.5 6 15.3 1.6 12
2016 Cutter PIT L 226 85.1 30.0 0.9 3 0.7 -3.9 -121
2016 Changeup PIT L 261 78.3 42.7 6.0 16 15.2 2.6 21
2016 4-Seam Fastball PIT L 102 87.4 23.9 -3.6 -18 9.6 2.9 44
2016 Slider PIT L 12 81.5 38.7 -2.1 -5 5.0 -1.4 -21
2016 Curveball PIT L 61 74.7 60.1 -1.4 -2 7.8 -4.1 -35
! 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 Cutter -0.9 -2 222 28.0 51 .311 .556 .401 19.4 17.6 13.4 .277 .552 .383 48.6
2021 Sinker -0.5 -1 190 23.9 59 .360 .620 .461 15.6 15.3 18.8 .347 .561 .434 53.7
2021 Changeup -0.6 -1 177 22.3 48 .283 .391 .309 33.0 12.5 15.8 .288 .380 .307 20.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 3.1 4 119 15.0 40 .189 .351 .254 10.7 10.0 11.8 .276 .518 .352 35.3
2021 Curveball -1.6 -1 86 10.8 20 .200 .400 .298 19.4 5.0 8.3 .217 .344 .241 15.8
2020 Changeup -3.3 -4 128 34.9 40 .270 .459 .341 32.4 10.0 10.3 .215 .340 .272 21.2
2020 Cutter 1.2 1 102 27.8 33 .290 .452 .348 20.8 15.2 16.7 .286 .449 .318 29.6
2020 Sinker -3.3 -2 70 19.1 21 .375 .813 .545 13.0 19.0 17.4 .301 .541 .437 41.7
2020 Curveball 0.5 0 49 13.4 7 .333 .833 .414 30.8 0.0 0.0 .278 .433 .340 57.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 0 18 4.9 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .140 .228 .151 0.0
2019 Changeup -0.5 -3 608 31.1 165 .237 .438 .318 30.1 12.1 13.4 .256 .437 .301 26.2
2019 Cutter -0.8 -5 591 30.2 182 .274 .506 .368 16.5 22.0 19.3 .304 .539 .384 48.8
2019 Sinker -1.2 -5 432 22.1 128 .369 .582 .419 13.5 20.3 21.0 .289 .482 .339 43.8
2019 Curveball -4.0 -8 213 10.9 33 .406 .906 .552 34.3 9.1 11.5 .279 .534 .346 44.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -2 111 5.7 23 .200 .650 .391 16.1 13.0 15.0 .212 .520 .350 35.3
2018 Changeup 0.0 0 729 29.8 220 .255 .384 .294 27.1 15.9 15.0 .256 .396 .285 25.3
2018 Sinker -0.9 -6 680 27.8 194 .283 .543 .376 11.8 18.0 19.3 .293 .571 .399 43.3
2018 Cutter 1.6 10 626 25.6 179 .198 .333 .268 20.7 26.8 25.0 .212 .357 .284 38.3
2018 Curveball -0.7 -2 220 9.0 42 .220 .463 .317 30.4 21.4 32.1 .191 .330 .235 40.6
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 1 186 7.6 25 .238 .286 .281 25.5 12.0 12.0 .251 .425 .357 27.8
2018 Slider -41.0 -1 2 0.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .413 .495 .395 0.0
2017 Changeup -1.3 -4 291 27.2 79 .256 .385 .285 35.3 22.8 18.6 .243 .343 .257 28.3
2017 Cutter -0.7 -2 281 26.3 71 .242 .500 .339 14.8 11.3 11.4 .326 .590 .406 27.6
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 4 227 21.3 70 .200 .400 .278 9.8 24.3 27.9 .233 .400 .289 34.7
2017 Sinker 0.6 1 141 13.2 40 .250 .375 .406 20.9 25.0 24.4 .331 .548 .424 47.8
2017 Slider -0.8 -1 71 6.6 11 .455 .818 .595 33.3 0.0 0.0 .416 .674 .465 36.4
2017 Curveball 1.2 1 55 5.1 11 .182 .182 .164 18.2 9.1 11.1 .322 .487 .345 20.0
! 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 Changeup 176 79.5 99 15.7 10:00 9:45 15
2021 Curveball 85 73.3 65 15.6 4:30 4:00 30
2021 Cutter 221 85.0 64 9.5 11:00 12:00 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 119 87.5 95 17.1 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 188 87.6 94 18.3 10:45 10:00 45
2020 Changeup 98 79.0 99 16.3 10:00 9:45 15
2020 Curveball 33 73.4 62 15.5 4:15 4:00 15
2020 Cutter 34 83.7 57 7.8 11:15 12:15 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 12 86.8 96 17.5 10:30 11:00 -30
2020 Sinker 50 86.9 95 18.8 10:30 10:00 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 90 341 -2 -3 -1 -1 -7
2009 192 765 4 10 -5 -5 4
2010 619 2,395 20 -2 -14 -9 -5
2011 337 1,318 4 3 -8 -3 -4
2012 283 1,074 3 8 -5 -3 3
2013 256 959 6 -8 -9 -3 -14
2014 119 440 2 5 -3 0 3
2016 252 945 1 3 -5 -1 -2
2017 282 1,066 9 0 -6 -3 -1
2018 661 2,444 2 22 -15 -6 3
2019 531 1,955 -20 19 -16 -7 -24
2020 103 367 0 0 -3 -2 -5
2021 218 794 9 1 -8 -4 -2
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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 945 50.7 64.5 81.9 32.6 68.4 48.0 63.1 48.8 22.1 7.2 70.6
2017 1,068 49.5 67.2 82.3 25.5 62.8 45.3 59.9 46.2 22.3 6.8 80.6
2018 2,448 47.4 64.2 82.3 30.1 68.5 43.6 63.1 46.2 21.7 6.9 76.9
2019 1,955 47.0 66.3 84.7 30.1 63.5 44.5 67.3 47.1 22.1 5.0 65.3
2020 367 49.9 62.8 80.0 28.3 59.6 44.1 68.0 45.5 24.6 6.3 65.2
2021 794 47.4 66.8 82.5 28.7 72.5 43.5 61.4 46.7 20.5 7.6 71.7
Player 7,577 48.1 65.4 82.8 29.5 66.5 44.6 63.8 46.8 22.0 6.5 73.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 36 9 4 80 46 8 80 85 44 95 41 84 2 2 26 69
2017 23 10 18 30 36 54 44 69 61 30 86 36 26 2 2 11 74
2018 38 33 24 20 63 1 10 75 56 31 84 29 76 1 2 15 46
2019 18 9 11 14 41 17 32 28 28 14 83 23 61 1 2 18 37
2020 43 32 43 48 45 74 89 87 88 1 60 35 55 2 1 30
2021 6 4 8 19 9 57 33 72 65 1 58 12 57 2 3 28 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 %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 86.4 86.2 -0.2 85.0 -1.2 85.0 0.0 85.1 0.1 86.5 1.4
Offspeed Velocity 78.4 78.4 0.0 77.7 -0.7 78.6 0.9 78.9 0.3 79.5 0.6
Breaking Velocity 75.9 77.1 1.2 72.6 -4.5 72.5 -0.1 72.6 0.1 73.3 0.7
Exit Velocity 87.3 86.4 -0.9 87.4 1.0 89.4 2.0 86.1 -3.3 87.8 1.7
Launch Angle 16.5 11.2 -5.3 16.1 4.9 13.9 -2.2 14.6 0.7 16.7 2.1
Barrel % 8.4 6.2 -2.2 9.0 2.8 7.8 -1.2 3.7 -4.1 8.8 5.1
Hard Hit % 29.5 31.8 2.3 34.6 2.8 39.0 4.4 29.6 -9.4 36.8 7.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.9 33.2 -5.7 36.2 3.0 38.5 2.3 38.3 -0.2 39.2 0.9
xBA .257 .282 0.025 .251 -0.031 .280 0.029 .256 -0.024 .291 0.035
BA .247 .243 -0.004 .246 0.003 .291 0.045 .293 0.002 .283 -0.010
xwOBA .326 .338 0.012 .317 -0.021 .343 0.026 .323 -0.020 .361 0.038
wOBA .325 .304 -0.021 .306 0.002 .359 0.053 .370 0.011 .353 -0.017
xSLG .478 .463 -0.015 .431 -0.032 .491 0.060 .415 -0.076 .487 0.072
SLG .498 .426 -0.072 .419 -0.007 .534 0.115 .533 -0.001 .480 -0.053
K% 20.2 19.1 -1.1 19.6 0.5 17.3 -2.3 12.6 -4.7 13.1 0.5
BB% 4.4 6.0 1.6 6.0 0.0 5.8 -0.2 7.8 2.0 7.7 -0.1
Swing % 48.8 46.2 -2.6 46.2 0.0 47.1 0.9 45.5 -1.6 46.7 1.2
Whiff% 22.1 22.3 0.2 21.7 -0.6 22.1 0.4 24.6 2.5 20.5 -4.1
In Zone % 50.7 49.5 -1.2 47.4 -2.1 47.0 -0.4 49.9 2.9 47.4 -2.5
Out of Zone % 49.3 50.5 1.2 52.6 2.1 53.0 0.4 50.1 -2.9 52.6 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 32.6 25.5 -7.1 30.1 4.6 30.1 0.0 28.3 -1.8 28.7 0.4
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 28.0 0.2 27.5 -0.5 30.5 3.0 31.1 0.6 26.4 -4.7
First Pitch Strike % 63.1 59.9 -3.2 63.1 3.2 67.3 4.2 68.0 0.7 61.4 -6.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 234 .324 189 20 10.6 45 22 48.9
2017 Shifts 282 .304 188 15 8.0 94 32 34.0
2018 Shifts 661 .306 490 33 6.7 171 104 60.8
2019 Shifts 531 .359 409 39 9.5 122 68 55.7
2020 Shifts 103 .370 79 17 21.5 24 12 50.0
2021 Shifts 218 .353 147 25 17.0 71 43 60.6
! 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 %
2010 810 14.0 62.7% 1.7% 365 21.0 3.0% 9.9%
2011 397 14.1 63.5% 1.3% 205 22.0 1.0% 11.7%
2012 347 14.0 60.2% 2.0% 169 22.0 0.0% 5.9%
2013 230 15.6 43.9% 2.6% 181 21.5 1.7% 7.2%
2014 171 17.5 16.4% 4.7% 56 22.5 0.0% 14.3%
2016 317 15.7 40.7% 3.5% 119 22.8 6.7% 18.5%
2017 340 17.1 30.6% 2.1% 154 22.9 0.6% 16.2%
2018 815 17.0 23.9% 2.5% 345 22.2 0.6% 9.6%
2019 621 16.5 32.2% 2.7% 292 22.1 0.7% 10.3%
2020 128 17.9 21.1% 1.6% 44 22.5 0.0% 6.8%
2021 228 16.7 28.9% 1.3% 140 22.6 0.7% 13.6%
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Pitch Distribution