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Wes Benjamin
Popularity: ↑ 50%
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 5, #156, Texas Rangers | Kansas
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 1 4.84 8 1 0 22.1 21 1.39
1 Season 2 1 4.84 8 1 0 22.1 21 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 8 2-1 4.84 22.1 21 1.39
1 Season 8 2-1 4.84 22.1 21 1.39

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 389 70 5 7.1 90.6 16.6 30.0 .238 .406 .317 .291 .338 44.3 21.4 7.1 4.84 3.84
ALL 389 70 5 7.1 90.6 16.6 30.0 .238 .406 .317 .291 .338 44.3 21.4 7.1
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Benjamin relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.4%) ,
Slider
(23.4%) ,
Curveball
(14.4%) ,
Changeup
(12.1%) ,
Sinker
(0.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 192 141 51 49.4 90.9 52 47 9 8 0 0 1 11 36 .191 .184 .255 .316 .238 .246 90.2 25 2366 20.7 20.8
2020 Slider 91 63 28 23.4 85.5 27 26 10 6 3 0 1 4 22 .385 .304 .615 .431 .426 .320 84.5 12 2396 21.6 13.3
2020 Curveball 56 40 16 14.4 78.6 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 4 4 .125 .099 .125 .104 .109 .095 87.6 -21 2585 39.1 17.4
2020 Changeup 47 44 3 12.1 84.5 11 10 4 2 0 0 2 2 8 .400 .435 1.000 1.008 .574 .571 94.3 11 1804 44.8 25.0
2020 Sinker 3 2 1 0.8 91.4 2417 0.0


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 4-Seamer TEX L 192 90.9 13.5 2.5 16 8.3 2 33
2020 Curveball TEX L 56 78.6 57.5 2.7 5 6.4 -0.7 -10
2020 Slider TEX L 91 85.5 31.8 -3.3 -10 2.5 -1.5 -37
2020 Sinker TEX L 3 91.4 14.6 -7.3 -33 13.4 -1 -7
2020 Changeup TEX L 47 84.5 23.7 -5.7 -19 8.3 -4.6 -36
! 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 Curveball -2.8 -2 56 14.4 8 .125 .125 .113 39.1 50.0 17.4 .099 .104 .095 25.0
2020 Changeup 2.0 1 47 12.1 11 .400 1.000 .591 44.8 18.2 25.0 .435 1.008 .572 50.0
2020 Slider 2.6 2 91 23.4 27 .385 .615 .472 21.6 14.8 13.3 .304 .431 .321 36.4
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -3 192 49.4 52 .191 .255 .244 20.7 21.2 20.8 .184 .316 .247 50.0
2020 Sinker -2.4 0 3 0.8 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 40 84.5 96 16.1 11:00 10:45 -15
2020 Curveball 55 78.6 74 17.4 5:15 5:15 0
2020 Slider 90 85.5 26 5.1 1:15 12:15 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 185 90.9 98 20.9 11:15 11:00 -15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 98 388 2 -6 2 1 -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 %
2020 389 48.6 70.9 81.3 28.5 54.4 46.8 64.3 49.1 26.7 6.7 80.8
ALL 389 48.6 70.9 81.3 28.5 54.4 46.8 64.3 49.1 26.7 6.7 80.8
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 35.7 31.4 27.1 5.7 37.1 37.1 25.7 4.3 24.3 35.7 22.9 5.7 7.1
ALL 35.7 31.4 27.1 5.7 37.1 37.1 25.7 4.3 24.3 35.7 22.9 5.7 7.1
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 61 53 48 44 72 56 51 13 15 38 69 50 61 23 69 61
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 23.5 4 3.4 0.6 3 2 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 4 5 4 4 4 3 2 4 3 2 4 4 2 2 3 4 2 4 4 3 2 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 98 .317 72 19 26.4 26 14 53.8

Pitch Distribution