John Means Baltimore Orioles

Age: 29 (April 24, 1993) | 6' 3" | 235lbs. | Throws: Left
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BAL AA 2018 1 4 0 0 8 7 46.0 43 6 13 41 4.30 1.22 1.27 2.5 8.0 .294 n/a
BAL AAA 2018 6 5 0 0 20 19 111.1 123 9 19 89 3.48 1.28 1.31 1.5 7.2 .336 n/a
BAL AL 2019 12 11 0 0 31 27 155.0 138 23 38 121 3.60 1.14 1.24 2.2 7.0 .267 31/19/50 21 18
BAL AL 2020 2 4 0 0 10 10 43.2 36 12 7 42 4.53 0.98 1.32 1.4 8.7 .228 44/11/45 11 12
BAL A+ 2021 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 1 1 0 2 4.50 0.50 1.25 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
BAL AA 2021 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.0 5 2 0 3 6.00 1.67 2.67 0.0 0.0 .355 n/a
BAL AAA 2021 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 5 0 3 4 6.00 2.67 2.17 9.0 12.0 .529 n/a
BAL AL 2021 6 9 0 0 26 26 146.1 125 30 26 134 3.63 1.03 1.25 1.6 8.2 .254 33/20/47 15 15
BAL AL 2022 0 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 8 0 2 7 3.38 1.25 1.12 2.2 7.9 .340 40/24/36 0 0
Career 4yrs 20 24 0 0 69 65 353.0 307 65 73 304 3.72 1.08 1.25 1.9 7.8 .259 n/a
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Found Lindy's Sports Baseball Preview 2022 this afternoon at Barnes & Noble. Lots of good stuff in it, even if the previews themselves are subject to drastic change as soon as the lockout ends.

A two-page spread called Value in Numbers ranks players in ways that simply didn't exist before the advent of Statcast.

First example --

FASTBALL: MOST RISE ON FOUR-SEAMER (PCT)

1. John Means 2.6

2. Triston McKenzie 2.5

3. Nick Pivetta 2.4

4. Walker Buehler 2.3

4. Dylan Cease 2.3

4. Cristian Javier 2.3

PCT I think is the amount the pitch moves (up, down, sideways) compared to the average of all such pitches.  We know that "rising fastballs" don't actually rise, so the statement being made here is that Means' four-seamer sinks 2.6 percent less than the average four-seamer sinks. Something like that.

Put simply, these six pitchers had the most "upward" movement on their four-seam fastballs and any kind of movement -- up, down, or sideways -- is a good thing.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 19

Rotowire's projected rotation:

Orioles

  1. 1. John Means (L)
  2. 2. Jordan Lyles (R)
  3. 3. Bruce Zimmermann (L)
  4. 4. Zac Lowther (L)
  5. X. Keegan Akin (L) OUT
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 22
2020: FB 52% FBv 93.8 EV 88.2 HardHit 37% Barrel 8% HR/FB 22% FIP 5.60
2021: FB 48% FBv 92.8 EV 87.9 HardHit 38% Barrel 10% HR/FB 15% FIP 4.61
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21