Yohander Méndez
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 4" 230LBS | Age: 29
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 1 5.11 7 0 0 12.1 7 1.30
2018 2 2 5.53 8 5 0 27.2 18 1.55
2019 1 0 5.79 3 0 0 4.2 8 1.93
4 Seasons 3 3 6.23 20 5 0 47.2 33 1.57
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 7 0-1 5.11 12.1 7 1.30
2018 8 2-2 5.53 27.2 18 1.55
2019 3 1-0 5.79 4.2 8 1.93
4 Seasons 20 3-3 6.23 47.2 33 1.57
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 21 73 15 0 0.0 0.0 87.4 102.8 21.0 33.3 .272 .389 .382 .329 .281 26.7 0.0 11.8 18.00 4.61
2017 22 191 41 2 4.9 3.8 86.8 109.5 15.7 36.6 .287 .541 .364 .372 .404 39.0 13.5 5.8 5.11 6.24
2018 23 492 88 5 5.7 4.1 88.0 110.6 17.5 34.1 .212 .353 .345 .296 .290 28.4 14.9 12.4 5.53 3.68
2019 24 100 8 2 25.0 9.5 91.0 107.8 20.5 37.5 .233 .548 .432 .407 .636 37.5 38.1 23.8 5.79 7.99
Player 856 152 9 5.9 4.3 87.7 110.6 17.5 34.9 .238 .422 .362 .329 .338 31.6 15.6 11.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Méndez relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(45.0%) ,
Changeup
(37.0%) ,
Slider
(18.0%) ,


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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 33.3 20.0 33.3 13.3 46.7 20.0 33.3 0.0 26.7 46.7 20.0 6.7 0.0 0.0
2017 36.6 29.3 24.4 9.8 36.6 36.6 26.8 9.8 22.0 34.1 19.5 9.8 4.9 3.8
2018 39.8 21.6 26.1 12.5 46.6 28.4 25.0 2.3 31.8 38.6 14.8 6.8 5.7 4.1
2019 25.0 37.5 25.0 12.5 25.0 50.0 25.0 0.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 0.0 25.0 9.5
Player 37.5 24.3 26.3 11.8 42.8 30.9 26.3 3.9 28.3 37.5 17.1 7.2 5.9 4.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2019 4-Seam Fastball TEX L 45 93.3 16.8 -1.1 -7 9.8 2.7 38
2019 Changeup TEX L 37 85.0 30.5 0.2 1 13.9 0.6 4
2019 Slider TEX L 18 86.2 29.4 -5.4 -16 0.9 -3.1 -77
2018 Curveball TEX L 24 78.4 44.8 -10.9 -20 5.6 -2.6 -32
2018 4-Seam Fastball TEX L 216 92.2 17.6 -1.3 -8 7.9 0.9 13
2018 Sinker TEX L 75 90.4 22.9 -0.3 -1 14.9 0.7 5
2018 Slider TEX L 63 84.0 33.2 -4.3 -12 3.4 -1.4 -28
2018 Changeup TEX L 113 82.8 31.0 -1.5 -5 11.8 -1.5 -11
2017 Sinker TEX L 51 92.1 22.5 2.2 11 14.7 0.2 1
2017 Curveball TEX L 7 81.1 46.2 -4.4 -9 4.2 -2.7 -39
2017 Slider TEX L 38 83.8 37.0 0.7 2 3.2 -1.2 -28
2017 4-Seam Fastball TEX L 65 92.6 17.2 -2.7 -18 8.3 0.6 8
2017 Changeup TEX L 30 83.6 31.9 2.0 7 9.7 -3.7 -28
2016 Sinker TEX L 14 92.8 26.4 5.1 24 15.6 1.7 12
2016 4-Seam Fastball TEX L 13 92.2 17.9 -1.6 -10 8.3 1.1 15
2016 Changeup TEX L 31 85.4 29.9 -0.6 -2 12.3 -0.2 -1
2016 Curveball TEX L 9 79.6 47.1 -6.6 -12 2.4 -6.0 -72
2016 Slider TEX L 6 85.2 41.5 5.7 16 3.2 -2.0 -38
! 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 %
2019 4-Seam Fastball -5.3 -2 45 45.0 11 .250 1.000 .555 46.2 36.4 30.8 .244 .826 .497 50.0
2019 Changeup 0.6 0 37 37.0 7 .200 .200 .329 46.2 42.9 33.3 .213 .270 .351 0.0
2019 Slider -0.5 0 18 18.0 3 .333 .333 .300 20.0 33.3 33.3 .236 .271 .222 50.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -2 216 43.9 52 .227 .455 .350 15.5 11.5 10.0 .196 .349 .303 34.2
2018 Changeup 2.2 2 113 23.0 34 .226 .226 .274 41.0 26.5 27.3 .159 .192 .201 9.1
2018 Sinker 0.0 0 75 15.2 17 .214 .429 .347 12.0 17.6 20.0 .174 .276 .282 18.2
2018 Slider -7.4 -5 63 12.8 13 .500 .917 .608 12.5 0.0 0.0 .402 .867 .542 50.0
2018 Curveball -3.3 -1 24 4.9 5 .400 .400 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 .327 .376 .311 40.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -1 65 34.0 22 .286 .762 .443 13.2 13.6 14.3 .332 .736 .451 38.9
2017 Sinker 4.6 2 51 26.7 15 .077 .154 .177 16.0 6.7 9.1 .152 .341 .272 33.3
2017 Slider -2.0 -1 38 19.9 5 .200 .200 .360 43.8 40.0 18.2 .255 .329 .250 66.7
2017 Changeup -7.3 -2 30 15.7 7 .667 1.000 .714 15.4 0.0 0.0 .395 .450 .411 33.3
2017 Curveball -22.1 -2 7 3.7 3 .333 .333 .300 25.0 33.3 33.3 .398 .577 .413 50.0
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 52 191 0 -2 0 -1 -3
2018 121 491 6 -4 -5 -2 -5
2019 21 100 -2 1 0 -1 -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 73 43.8 75.0 79.2 24.4 50.0 39.7 41.2 46.6 26.5 9.6 57.1
2017 191 48.2 72.8 85.1 29.3 69.0 45.0 51.9 50.3 19.8 7.3 78.6
2018 492 48.8 67.1 82.6 23.4 66.1 40.9 42.1 44.7 21.4 6.9 79.4
2019 100 38.0 52.6 70.0 17.7 27.3 32.0 57.1 31.0 41.9 5.0 60.0
Player 856 47.0 67.7 82.0 24.0 61.5 40.7 46.0 44.5 23.1 7.0 75.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2017 42 28 51
2018 33 16 44
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.1 3 2.7 0 1 1 2 66.7
2018 21.2 4 4.3 0 1 3 2 50.0
2019 23.2 2 1.8 0 0 2 0 0.0
Player 22.3 9 8.8 0 2 6 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 4 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3
2018 4 5 3 3 5 4 5 4 5 3 5 6 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 3 5 5 5 5 4
2019 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1
Player 9 10 7 8 10 9 10 8 9 7 9 11 8 7 9 9 8 8 10 10 8 10 11 8 7 7 9 9 10 10 8
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 92.4 -0.1 91.8 -0.6 93.3 1.5
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 83.6 -1.8 82.8 -0.8 85.0 2.2
Breaking Velocity 81.9 83.4 1.5 82.4 -1.0 86.2 3.8
Exit Velocity 87.4 86.8 -0.6 88.0 1.2 91.0 3.0
Launch Angle 21.0 15.7 -5.3 17.5 1.8 20.5 3.0
Barrel % 0.0 4.9 4.9 5.7 0.8 25.0 19.3
Hard Hit % 26.7 39.0 12.3 28.4 -10.6 37.5 9.1
Sweet Spot % 33.3 36.6 3.3 34.1 -2.5 37.5 3.4
xBA .272 .287 0.015 .212 -0.075 .233 0.021
BA .333 .271 -0.062 .264 -0.007 .250 -0.014
xwOBA .329 .372 0.043 .296 -0.076 .407 0.111
wOBA .382 .364 -0.018 .345 -0.019 .432 0.087
xSLG .389 .541 0.152 .353 -0.188 .548 0.195
SLG .467 .542 0.075 .434 -0.108 .625 0.191
K% 0.0 13.5 13.5 14.9 1.4 38.1 23.2
BB% 11.8 5.8 -6.0 12.4 6.6 23.8 11.4
Swing % 46.6 50.3 3.7 44.7 -5.6 31.0 -13.7
Whiff% 26.5 19.8 -6.7 21.4 1.6 41.9 20.5
In Zone % 43.8 48.2 4.4 48.8 0.6 38.0 -10.8
Out of Zone % 56.2 51.8 -4.4 51.2 -0.6 62.0 10.8
Out of Zone Swing % 24.4 29.3 4.9 23.4 -5.9 17.7 -5.7
First Pitch Swing % 29.4 30.8 1.4 23.1 -7.7 19.0 -4.1
First Pitch Strike % 41.2 51.9 10.7 42.1 -9.8 57.1 15.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 17 .382 11 1 9.1 6 4 66.7
2017 Shifts 52 .364 34 2 5.9 18 6 33.3
2018 Shifts 121 .345 95 3 3.2 26 3 11.5
2019 Shifts 21 .432 11 2 18.2 10 6 60.0
! 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 %
2016 15 15.5 40.0% 0.0% 15 21.7 13.3% 13.3%
2017 55 13.8 54.5% 0.0% 32 20.6 3.1% 9.4%
2018 152 14.2 60.5% 0.0% 85 22.5 0.0% 5.9%
2019 36 18.6 2.8% 0.0% 20 21.1 0.0% 5.0%
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Pitch Distribution