Wes Benjamin
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 2 8.74 13 2 0 22.2 19 2.03
2 Seasons 2 3 6.80 21 3 0 45.0 40 1.71
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 13 0-2 8.74 22.2 19 2.03
2 Seasons 21 2-3 6.80 45.0 40 1.71

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
2020 26 389 70 5 7.1 5.1 90.6 105.8 16.6 30.0 .237 .401 .322 .301 .352 44.3 21.4 7.1 4.84 3.82
2021 27 461 76 7 9.2 6.3 90.5 111.8 20.8 39.5 .252 .457 .406 .366 .385 36.8 17.0 15.2 8.73 5.92
Player 850 146 12 8.2 5.7 90.6 111.8 18.8 34.9 .245 .430 .367 .336 .369 40.4 19.0 11.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Benjamin relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.6%) ,
Cutter
(27.3%) ,
Curveball
(16.5%) ,
Changeup
(12.6%) ,


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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
2020 35.7 32.9 24.3 7.1 37.1 37.1 25.7 4.3 24.3 35.7 22.9 5.7 7.1 5.1
2021 28.9 35.5 26.3 9.2 34.2 40.8 25.0 0.0 26.3 39.5 21.1 3.9 9.2 6.3
Player 32.2 34.2 25.3 8.2 35.6 39.0 25.3 2.1 25.3 37.7 21.9 4.8 8.2 5.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 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 Changeup TEX L 58 84.1 24.4 -5.1 -17 9.0 -4.3 -32
2021 Cutter TEX L 126 85.5 31.7 -1.6 -5 3.1 -0.2 -7
2021 4-Seamer TEX L 201 91.3 13.4 2.1 13 8.3 1.9 30
2021 Curveball TEX L 76 78.4 56.2 1.9 3 7.3 0.0 0
2020 Sinker TEX L 3 91.4 14.6 -6.9 -32 13.4 -0.8 -5
2020 Curveball TEX L 56 78.6 57.5 2.7 5 6.4 -0.8 -12
2020 4-Seamer TEX L 192 90.9 13.5 2.5 15 8.3 2.0 33
2020 Cutter TEX L 91 85.5 31.8 -2.5 -8 2.5 -0.3 -12
2020 Changeup TEX L 47 84.5 23.7 -5.6 -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 %
2021 4-Seamer 2.2 4 201 43.6 46 .286 .457 .429 19.1 15.2 11.3 .289 .506 .422 39.3
2021 Cutter 0.9 1 126 27.3 35 .258 .484 .359 28.6 25.7 20.9 .164 .275 .247 31.8
2021 Curveball 4.4 3 76 16.5 19 .375 .750 .474 10.3 10.5 6.5 .290 .636 .458 46.7
2021 Changeup 3.7 2 58 12.6 12 .417 .667 .467 21.2 8.3 10.0 .323 .548 .369 27.3
2020 4-Seamer -1.7 -3 192 49.4 52 .191 .255 .244 20.5 21.2 20.8 .183 .311 .257 50.0
2020 Cutter 2.4 2 91 23.4 27 .385 .615 .472 21.6 14.8 13.3 .305 .430 .331 36.4
2020 Curveball -2.8 -2 56 14.4 8 .125 .125 .113 39.1 50.0 17.4 .099 .105 .093 25.0
2020 Changeup 1.9 1 47 12.1 11 .400 1.000 .591 44.8 18.2 25.0 .423 .989 .594 50.0
2020 Sinker -2.5 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.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 36 84.5 96 15.9 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Curveball 52 78.6 74 17.4 5:15 5:15 0
2020 Cutter 85 85.6 27 5.2 12:15 1:15 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 179 90.9 98 20.9 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Changeup 57 84.1 97 16.3 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Curveball 76 78.4 70 16.5 5:00 5:00 0
2021 Cutter 121 85.5 30 6.0 12:15 1:30 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 200 91.3 98 20.7 11:00 11:15 -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 98 389 1 -7 2 1 -2
2021 112 461 4 1 3 3 11
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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 71.4 80.7 28.5 54.4 46.8 64.3 49.4 26.6 6.7 80.8
2021 461 49.5 71.9 79.3 23.6 76.4 42.1 56.3 47.5 21.0 7.8 88.9
Player 850 49.1 71.7 79.9 25.9 65.2 44.2 60.0 48.4 23.6 7.3 85.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 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
2020 62 52 49 46 74 56 51 13 15 38 69 50 58 10 74 60 11
2021 9 64 49 21
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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 3.6 0 2 2 2 50.0
2021 26.2 6 5.8 0 1 2 4 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 4 5 3 4 4 3 0 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 2 4 2 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5
2021 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 7 5 6 6 6 6 7 6 5 7 6 7 6 6
! 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 89.2 89.1 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 84.1 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 78.6 78.4 -0.2
Exit Velocity 90.6 90.5 -0.1
Launch Angle 16.6 20.8 4.2
Barrel % 7.1 9.2 2.1
Hard Hit % 44.3 36.8 -7.5
Sweet Spot % 30 39.5 9.5
xBA .237 .252 0.015
BA .264 .309 0.045
xwOBA .301 .366 0.065
wOBA .322 .406 0.084
xSLG .401 .457 0.056
SLG .429 .543 0.114
K% 21.4 17 -4.4
BB% 7.1 15.2 8.1
Swing % 49.4 47.5 -1.9
Whiff% 26.6 21 -5.6
In Zone % 48.6 49.5 0.9
Out of Zone % 51.4 50.5 -0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 28.5 23.6 -4.9
First Pitch Swing % 31.6 31.3 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 64.3 56.3 -8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 98 .322 72 19 26.4 26 14 53.8
2021 112 .406 75 6 8.0 37 27 73.0

Pitch Tempo

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