Will Vest
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 180LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 12, #365, Detroit Tigers | Stephen F. Austin State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 3 4.00 59 2 1 63.0 63 1.33
2 Seasons 4 3 4.78 91 2 1 98.0 90 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 59 3-3 4.00 63.0 63 1.33
2 Seasons 91 4-3 4.78 98.0 90 1.43

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
2021 26 607 108 6 5.6 3.8 89.9 112.2 10.0 38.0 .288 .416 .355 .352 .373 37.0 17.3 11.5 6.17 5.40
2022 27 1083 183 13 7.1 4.8 87.8 109.2 5.8 32.8 .240 .382 .304 .311 .366 44.3 23.2 8.1 4.00 4.02
Player 1690 291 19 6.5 4.4 88.6 112.2 7.3 34.7 .257 .394 .323 .326 .368 41.6 21.0 9.3
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

Vest relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56%) ,
Slider
(33.2%) ,
Changeup
(10.5%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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
2021 41.7 22.2 32.4 3.7 26.9 39.8 33.3 5.6 32.4 20.4 29.6 6.5 5.6 3.8
2022 50.3 21.3 25.1 3.3 26.8 42.1 31.1 6.6 38.8 13.1 25.7 8.7 7.1 4.8
Player 47.1 21.6 27.8 3.4 26.8 41.2 32.0 6.2 36.4 15.8 27.1 7.9 6.5 4.4
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
2022 Changeup DET R 114 86.8 32.6 1.8 6 15.5 1.2 8
2022 Slider DET R 360 86.4 38.6 3.9 11 9.0 3.9 76
2022 4-Seamer DET R 606 95.1 14.8 -0.3 -2 9.3 1.3 16
2022 Sinker DET R 3 95.3 22.0 0.8 4 13.9 -1.6 -10
2021 Slider SEA R 142 85.2 40.6 4.7 13 7.3 1.4 24
2021 Changeup SEA R 120 84.5 34.2 2.9 9 15.2 1.0 7
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 345 93.5 16.9 -1.4 -9 11.3 3.5 46
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.1 0 606 56.0 150 .313 .430 .353 18.4 21.3 19.9 .258 .394 .331 50.0
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 360 33.2 87 .211 .303 .283 30.4 27.6 21.4 .225 .386 .304 40.0
2022 Changeup 0.5 1 114 10.5 33 .161 .258 .212 30.8 21.2 17.5 .190 .316 .246 33.3
2022 Sinker 4.1 0 3 0.3 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 0.0 0.0 .449 .485 .413 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 345 56.8 76 .242 .371 .330 21.3 17.1 16.7 .265 .380 .340 41.2
2021 Slider 3.7 5 142 23.4 36 .448 .586 .481 31.5 13.9 10.9 .391 .502 .428 40.0
2021 Changeup 3.4 4 120 19.8 44 .244 .415 .330 19.4 20.5 17.3 .251 .409 .311 28.1
! 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
2021 Changeup 120 84.5 99 16.2 2:30 2:45 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 337 93.5 97 18.1 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Slider 141 85.2 32 9.5 6:45 8:00 -75
2022 Changeup 114 86.8 97 16.6 2:15 2:45 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 605 95.1 96 17.8 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Slider 354 86.4 37 10.7 6:45 8:15 -90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 156 607 -1 -3 8 3 7
2022 272 1,083 -8 -10 10 7 -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 %
2021 607 47.4 71.5 79.1 24.8 72.2 40.0 64.1 47.0 22.8 6.4 82.1
2022 1,083 50.5 67.5 83.7 28.2 56.3 44.4 62.1 48.0 23.7 6.7 76.7
Player 1,690 49.4 68.9 82.1 26.9 61.7 42.8 62.9 47.6 23.4 6.6 78.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2021 55 6 20
2022 41 47 49 50 43 62 52 65 10 51 46 32 34 74 14 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 %
2021 23.6 2 1.9 0 0 2 0 0.0
2022 24.1 6 5.8 0 2 5 2 33.3
Player 23.9 8 7.7 0 2 7 2 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2022 6 8 5 7 7 7 6 4 5 6 5 7 4 4 5 7 5 8 7 5 7 6 5 6 7 5 7 4 4 4 8
Player 8 10 6 9 9 9 7 6 7 8 7 9 6 5 7 9 7 10 9 7 9 8 7 8 9 7 9 6 6 6 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 93.5 95.1 1.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 86.8 2.3
Breaking Velocity 85.2 86.4 1.2
Exit Velocity 89.9 87.8 -2.1
Launch Angle 10 5.8 -4.2
Barrel % 5.6 7.1 1.5
Hard Hit % 37 44.3 7.3
Sweet Spot % 38 32.8 -5.2
xBA .288 .24 -0.048
BA .288 .262 -0.026
xwOBA .352 .311 -0.041
wOBA .355 .304 -0.051
xSLG .416 .382 -0.034
SLG .432 .367 -0.065
K% 17.3 23.2 5.9
BB% 11.5 8.1 -3.4
Swing % 47 48 1
Whiff% 22.8 23.7 0.9
In Zone % 47.4 50.5 3.1
Out of Zone % 52.6 49.5 -3.1
Out of Zone Swing % 24.8 28.2 3.4
First Pitch Swing % 35.9 28.3 -7.6
First Pitch Strike % 64.1 62.1 -2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 156 .355 86 15 17.4 70 36 51.4
2022 272 .304 155 20 12.9 117 77 65.8

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 134 18.9 3.0% 0.7% 140 23.5 0.0% 17.1%
2022 246 19.0 1.6% 2.8% 221 21.9 0.0% 6.8%
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Pitch Distribution