Wade LeBlanc
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 2, #61, San Diego Padres | Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 9.45 6 1 0 6.2 6 1.80
13 Seasons 46 49 4.54 258 129 3 931.1 671 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 0-1 9.45 6.2 6 1.80
13 Seasons 258 46-49 4.54 931.1 671 1.35

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 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 6.6 87.4 111.9 16.1 36.2 .251 .434 .306 .318 .371 34.6 19.6 6.0 3.72 4.30
2019 34 1955 408 32 7.8 6 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 .488 .353 .362 .388 36.8 13.1 7.7 4.41 5.77
Player 7577 1550 123 7.9 6 87.8 114.9 14.9 37.2 .268 .463 .330 .333 .383 34.7 18.0 6.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

LeBlanc relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(28%) ,
Sinker
(23.9%) ,
Changeup
(22.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(15%) ,
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 41.5 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 41.8 34.1 23.5 3.9 28.5 28.2 23.7 6.3 7.9 6.0
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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-Seamer STL L 119 87.5 19.9 -1.4 -8 7.8 0.5 7
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 3.5 11 0.1 -2.8 -97
2021 Sinker STL L 190 87.6 25.0 -1.1 -4 15.0 0.5 4
2021 Curveball STL L 86 73.3 56.9 -5.9 -9 12.6 1.4 13
2020 Cutter BAL L 102 83.6 29.8 3.0 9 1.0 -2.4 -71
2020 4-Seamer BAL L 18 86.8 20.7 -1.5 -8 8.9 2.3 35
2020 Curveball BAL L 49 72.6 57.6 -6.8 -11 13.1 1.5 13
2020 Sinker BAL L 70 86.9 25.4 -0.5 -2 15.2 1.7 12
2020 Changeup BAL L 128 78.9 36.2 1.0 3 14.1 0.5 4
2019 Sinker SEA L 432 86.1 26.1 -0.7 -2 15.3 1.0 7
2019 Cutter SEA L 591 84.1 28.1 4.8 15 0.3 -3.4 -108
2019 Curveball SEA L 213 72.5 61.6 -3.0 -5 13.2 0.9 7
2019 Changeup SEA L 608 78.6 37.6 1.7 5 14.1 0.1 1
2019 4-Seamer SEA L 111 86.3 21.6 -1.2 -6 10.4 3.0 41
2018 Cutter SEA L 626 83.4 29.4 2.8 9 1.2 -2.1 -63
2018 Curveball SEA L 220 72.5 61.2 -2.8 -4 11.8 0.1 1
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 -0.7 -3 15.0 0.7 5
2018 4-Seamer SEA L 186 86.2 21.4 -1.1 -5 9.2 2.2 31
2018 Slider SEA L 2 77.7 45.4 -0.7 -2 5.9 -3.9 -40
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 Changeup PIT L 291 78.4 37.1 3.6 11 11.3 -0.5 -4
2017 4-Seamer PIT L 227 87.2 20.4 -1.6 -9 9.2 1.5 20
2017 Slider PIT L 71 80.4 37.0 -4.3 -10 7.2 -0.3 -4
2017 Cutter PIT L 281 84.9 25.9 3.9 13 2.3 0.2 7
2016 4-Seamer PIT L 102 87.4 19.6 -1.0 -5 9.1 1.1 14
2016 Curveball PIT L 61 74.7 56.9 -2.2 -4 7.6 -2.3 -23
2016 Cutter PIT L 226 85.1 25.6 3.3 11 0.7 -2.1 -148
2016 Slider PIT L 12 81.5 34.1 -4.8 -12 4.4 -0.2 -4
2016 Changeup PIT L 261 78.3 37.2 2.9 9 14.2 1.1 8
2016 Sinker PIT L 218 87.4 22.5 -1.1 -5 14.2 -0.3 -2
! 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 .348 .562 .436 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-Seamer -3.1 -4 119 15.0 40 .189 .351 .254 10.7 10.0 11.8 .276 .519 .353 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 .339 .271 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-Seamer -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 .257 .438 .301 26.2
2019 Cutter 0.8 5 591 30.2 182 .274 .506 .368 16.5 22.0 19.3 .304 .538 .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-Seamer 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 .579 .401 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 0.8 2 220 9.0 42 .220 .463 .317 30.4 21.4 32.1 .191 .330 .235 40.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 186 7.6 25 .238 .286 .281 25.5 12.0 12.0 .251 .425 .357 27.8
2018 Slider 40.9 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-Seamer -1.7 -4 227 21.3 70 .200 .400 .278 9.8 24.3 27.9 .233 .400 .290 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 .415 .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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 90 341 1 4 1 1 7
2009 192 765 -4 -10 5 5 -4
2010 619 2,395 -20 2 13 9 5
2011 337 1,318 -3 -4 8 3 4
2012 283 1,074 -2 -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 7 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 50.9 64.7 81.4 32.3 69.3 48.0 63.1 48.8 22.1 7.3 69.6
2017 1,068 49.6 67.1 82.3 25.5 62.8 45.7 59.9 46.2 22.3 6.8 80.6
2018 2,448 47.5 64.2 82.3 30.1 68.4 43.7 63.1 46.2 21.7 7.0 76.5
2019 1,955 47.1 66.3 84.8 30.0 63.2 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 47.5 66.8 82.5 28.5 72.3 43.5 61.4 46.7 20.5 7.4 72.9
Player 7,577 48.2 65.4 82.7 29.4 66.5 44.7 63.8 46.8 22.0 6.5 72.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 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 36 9 4 80 46 8 80 85 44 95 41 83 2 4 26 71
2017 23 10 18 30 36 54 44 69 61 30 86 36 26 2 4 11 74
2018 37 33 23 18 62 1 10 75 56 31 84 29 75 1 3 15 47
2019 18 9 11 13 41 17 32 28 28 14 83 23 60 1 2 18 39
2020 43 33 43 49 44 74 89 87 88 1 60 35 56 1 1 27
2021 6 4 8 19 9 57 33 72 65 1 58 12 55 1 5 28 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 23.9 14 13.1 1 2 8 7 50.0
2017 23.6 10 10.4 0 9 4 6 60.0
2018 23.8 24 24.2 0 12 12 14 58.3
2019 22.3 28 26.8 1 11 16 14 50.0
2020 23.5 6 4.6 1 0 4 2 33.3
2021 24.0 8 8.3 0 7 6 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 11 14 13 13 12 12 14 13 13 13 11 10 13 14 15 14 13 12 15 16 11 11 14 13 16 14 12 12 12 17
2017 10 12 14 10 9 11 10 9 10 9 11 9 10 8 9 12 9 10 9 10 15 10 9 10 11 9 12 10 13 9 12
2018 24 30 25 21 24 26 21 30 24 21 23 25 19 20 22 25 24 31 19 26 27 19 20 25 28 26 28 20 24 22 31
2019 28 28 30 26 27 23 27 35 28 25 27 26 20 25 25 28 24 30 22 26 30 25 23 27 28 29 30 24 31 22 32
2020 6 3 5 5 5 4 0 6 5 6 3 3 3 5 3 6 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 6 5 6 5 3 6 2 6
2021 8 7 11 7 9 9 10 9 10 8 9 8 6 6 7 10 11 7 7 8 10 7 8 7 7 9 8 7 8 8 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 86.4 86.2 -0.2 85 -1.2 85 0 85.1 0.1 86.5 1.4
Offspeed Velocity 78.4 78.4 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 89.4 2 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 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 4.4 29.6 -9.4 36.8 7.2
Sweet Spot % 38.9 33.2 -5.7 36.2 3 38.5 2.3 38.3 -0.2 39.2 0.9
xBA .257 .282 0.025 .251 -0.031 .28 0.029 .256 -0.024 .291 0.035
BA .247 .243 -0.004 .246 0.003 .291 0.045 .293 0.002 .283 -0.01
xwOBA .326 .338 0.012 .318 -0.02 .343 0.025 .323 -0.02 .362 0.039
wOBA .325 .304 -0.021 .306 0.002 .359 0.053 .37 0.011 .353 -0.017
xSLG .478 .463 -0.015 .434 -0.029 .491 0.057 .415 -0.076 .488 0.073
SLG .498 .426 -0.072 .419 -0.007 .534 0.115 .533 -0.001 .48 -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 1.6 6 0 5.8 -0.2 7.8 2 7.7 -0.1
Swing % 48.8 46.2 -2.6 46.2 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 % 50.9 49.6 -1.3 47.5 -2.1 47.1 -0.4 49.9 2.8 47.5 -2.4
Out of Zone % 49.1 50.4 1.3 52.5 2.1 52.9 0.4 50.1 -2.8 52.5 2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 25.5 -6.8 30.1 4.6 30 -0.1 28.3 -1.7 28.5 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 28 0.2 27.5 -0.5 30.5 3 31.1 0.6 26.4 -4.7
First Pitch Strike %