Will Vest
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 180LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 12, #365, Detroit Tigers | Stephen F. Austin State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 3 4.00 59 2 1 63 63 1.33
2023 2 1 2.98 48 4 2 48.1 56 1.10
2024 1 1 3.86 19 0 0 21 11 1.14
4 Seasons 7 5 4.14 158 6 3 167.1 157 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 59 3-3 4.00 63 63 1.33
2023 48 2-1 2.98 48.1 56 1.10
2024 19 1-1 3.86 21 11 1.14
4 Seasons 158 7-5 4.14 167.1 157 1.30
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
2021 26 607 108 6 5.6 3.8 89.9 112.2 10.0 38.0 .288 .415 .355 .351 .372 37.0 17.3 11.5 6.17 5.37
2022 27 1083 183 13 7.1 4.8 87.8 109.2 5.8 32.8 .239 .380 .304 .310 .366 44.3 23.2 8.1 4.00 4.00
2023 28 780 129 7 5.4 3.5 90.2 111.0 11.0 35.7 .227 .355 .259 .274 .354 45.0 28.1 6.5 2.98 3.11
2024 29 301 68 1 1.5 1.2 89.4 105.9 9.4 38.2 .284 .415 .288 .325 .351 33.8 13.1 6.0 3.86 4.17
Player 2771 488 27 5.5 3.8 89.1 112.2 8.6 35.5 .251 .384 .301 .311 .362 41.4 22.1 8.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Vest relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(49.5%) ,
Slider
(24.6%) ,
Sinker
(17.6%) ,
Changeup
(8.3%) ,


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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
2023 44.2 24.8 26.4 4.7 22.5 35.7 41.9 3.9 31.8 24.0 26.4 8.5 5.4 3.5
2024 45.6 23.5 26.5 4.4 32.4 35.3 32.4 1.5 35.3 20.6 29.4 11.8 1.5 1.2
Player 46.1 22.7 27.3 3.9 26.4 38.9 34.6 4.9 35.0 18.6 27.3 8.6 5.5 3.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2024 4-Seam Fastball DET R 149 95.2 14.3 0.3 2 9.6 1.5 19
2024 Slider DET R 74 86.7 38.8 4.2 12 5.0 0.2 3
2024 Sinker DET R 53 93.9 22.2 -1.0 -4 16.3 0.9 6
2024 Changeup DET R 25 88.2 29.7 -1.2 -4 14.8 0.0 0
2023 Changeup DET R 96 87.3 31.9 1.1 4 15.4 0.8 6
2023 Sinker DET R 24 95.1 22.0 -0.4 -2 16.4 0.9 6
2023 4-Seam Fastball DET R 400 95.3 14.8 -0.1 -1 9.7 1.6 20
2023 Slider DET R 260 86.1 38.6 3.3 9 6.6 1.8 38
2022 4-Seam Fastball DET R 607 95.1 14.8 -0.3 -2 9.3 1.2 16
2022 Slider DET R 360 86.4 38.6 3.9 11 9.0 4.6 102
2022 Changeup DET R 114 86.8 32.6 1.8 6 15.5 1.2 8
2022 Sinker DET R 2 94.2 23.5 1.5 7 14.5 -0.9 -6
2021 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 345 93.5 16.9 -1.4 -9 11.3 3.5 46
2021 Changeup SEA R 120 84.5 34.2 2.9 9 15.2 1.0 7
2021 Slider SEA R 142 85.2 40.6 4.7 13 7.3 1.9 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 2.6 4 149 49.5 38 .133 .200 .235 21.1 13.2 13.2 .243 .424 .345 42.9
2024 Slider -6.9 -5 74 24.6 27 .370 .519 .387 28.2 18.5 16.7 .338 .410 .324 27.3
2024 Sinker -1.0 -1 53 17.6 13 .385 .615 .427 23.3 7.7 12.5 .251 .326 .249 25.0
2024 Changeup 4.9 1 25 8.3 6 .000 .000 .000 27.3 0.0 0.0 .313 .581 .374 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 2 400 51.3 99 .209 .363 .280 22.4 34.3 26.0 .216 .398 .293 56.1
2023 Slider 0.9 2 260 33.3 63 .213 .246 .248 28.2 23.8 21.1 .228 .299 .242 37.0
2023 Changeup -2.7 -3 96 12.3 29 .259 .407 .376 21.2 17.2 16.1 .288 .362 .311 36.4
2023 Sinker -2.0 0 24 3.1 7 .167 .167 .229 30.0 28.6 40.0 .123 .220 .221 25.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 607 56.0 151 .310 .426 .351 18.3 21.2 19.8 .257 .392 .330 49.5
2022 Slider 0.4 1 360 33.2 87 .211 .303 .283 30.4 27.6 21.4 .224 .385 .304 40.0
2022 Changeup -0.5 -1 114 10.5 33 .161 .258 .212 30.8 21.2 17.5 .187 .305 .243 33.3
2022 Sinker -14.1 0 2 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .774 .848 .715 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 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 .390 .501 .427 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.
! 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
2024 Changeup 25 88.2 95 16.4 2:00 2:30 -30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 144 95.3 95 18.3 1:15 1:00 15
2024 Sinker 53 93.9 89 18.8 1:30 2:15 -45
2024 Slider 72 86.7 29 7.4 6:30 7:45 -75
2023 Changeup 96 87.3 97 16.4 2:15 2:45 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 395 95.2 95 18.0 1:15 1:15 0
2023 Sinker 24 95.1 90 18.6 1:30 2:15 -45
2023 Slider 260 86.1 33 8.4 6:30 8:00 -90
2022 Changeup 114 86.8 97 16.6 2:15 2:45 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 606 95.1 96 17.8 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Slider 354 86.4 37 10.7 6:45 8:15 -90
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
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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
2023 198 780 4 2 -3 -2 2
2024 84 301 1 1 -1 -1 0
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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 44.5 62.1 48.0 23.7 6.7 76.7
2023 780 51.8 60.6 80.8 33.5 64.3 43.8 65.2 47.6 24.3 6.2 70.8
2024 301 54.2 71.2 78.4 29.0 70.0 43.5 60.7 51.8 23.7 8.6 69.2
Player 2,771 50.6 66.8 81.3 28.9 63.4 43.2 63.2 48.1 23.6 6.7 75.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 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
2021 49 6 19
2022 42 49 50 52 43 62 52 65 10 51 46 32 34 71 16 33
2023 71 22 28
2024 41 12 40 69 43 94 97 34 79 5 78 38 58 66 17 26
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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 1.5 1 0 2 0 0.0
2022 24.1 6 5.9 0 0 8 1 16.7
2023 24.8 3 2.9 0 0 1 2 66.7
2024 24.4 1 0.2 1 3 0 0 0.0
Player 24.2 12 10.6 1 3 11 3 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1
2022 6 6 5 5 5 6 7 6 4 4 5 4 8 7 7 8 8 5 6 5 7 5 9 8 4 4 5 7 8 5 5
2023 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2024 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 12 11 9 10 11 11 12 12 7 9 9 10 14 11 11 13 12 8 10 10 11 8 15 13 9 8 10 12 14 9 9
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 95.1 1.6 95.2 0.1 94.9 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 86.8 2.3 87.3 0.5 88.2 0.9
Breaking Velocity 85.2 86.4 1.2 86.1 -0.3 86.7 0.6
Exit Velocity 89.9 87.8 -2.1 90.2 2.4 89.4 -0.8
Launch Angle 10.0 5.8 -4.2 11.0 5.2 9.4 -1.6
Barrel % 5.6 7.1 1.5 5.4 -1.7 1.5 -3.9
Hard Hit % 37.0 44.3 7.3 45.0 0.7 33.8 -11.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.0 32.8 -5.2 35.7 2.9 38.2 2.5
xBA .288 .239 -0.049 .227 -0.012 .284 0.057
BA .288 .262 -0.026 .216 -0.046 .250 0.034
xwOBA .351 .310 -0.041 .274 -0.036 .325 0.051
wOBA .355 .304 -0.051 .259 -0.045 .288 0.029
xSLG .415 .380 -0.035 .355 -0.025 .415 0.060
SLG .432 .367 -0.065 .324 -0.043 .368 0.044
K% 17.3 23.2 5.9 28.1 4.9 13.1 -15.0
BB% 11.5 8.1 -3.4 6.5 -1.6 6.0 -0.5
Swing % 47.0 48.0 1.0 47.6 -0.4 51.8 4.2
Whiff% 22.8 23.7 0.9 24.3 0.6 23.7 -0.6
In Zone % 47.4 50.5 3.1 51.8 1.3 54.2 2.4
Out of Zone % 52.6 49.5 -3.1 48.2 -1.3 45.8 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 24.8 28.2 3.4 33.5 5.3 29.0 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 35.9 28.3 -7.6 30.3 2.0 33.3 3.0
First Pitch Strike % 64.1 62.1 -2.0 65.2 3.1 60.7 -4.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 156 .355 86 16 18.6 70 39 55.7
2022 Shifts 272 .304 155 23 14.8 117 82 70.1
2023 Shades 198 .259 114 3 2.6 84 50 59.5
2024 Shades 84 .288 55 5 9.1 29 16 55.2
! 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 %
2021 134 18.9 3.0% 0.7% 134 23.4 0.0% 13.4%
2022 245 19.0 1.6% 2.4% 216 21.8 0.0% 4.6%
2023 224 15.0 50.0% 0.0% 114 17.3 7.9% 0.0%
2024 48 14.0 72.9% 0.0% 56 15.2 41.1% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution