MLB Draft League: Data/Stats Leaders (Hitters & Catchers)



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Contributors: Mike Rosenbaum, David Shapero, Trevor Madison, Eitan Leff, Joe Dattoli, Alex DaSilva, Brendan Kohler, Jack Joyce, Eeshaan Ashok, Caitlin Johnston, Cam Black-Araujo, Spencer Burns & Matt Bakowicz

The Trenton Thunder were crowned MLB Draft League champions last week after edging the West Virginia Black Bears down the stretch in both Points (98) and Points Percentage (.583) to finish with a 30-18-8 record. On top of that, more than 80 Draft League players, including 40-plus undrafted free agents, have now signed signed a professional contract.

But with the Draft League season now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to recap the statistical and analytical standouts from the Draft League’s inaugural season.

2021 MLB Draft League Stats/Data Leaders:



HITTERS

Top 20 ISO (50 PA min.)

Player Team ISO
Jorel Ortega FRE .470
Luis Vargas TRE .390 
Jake Plastiak FRE  .380 
Zach Dezenzo FRE  .380 
Kyle Hess WV  .360 
Jordan Hollins TRE  .330 
Grant Hussey WV  .320 
Nate Butterworth TRE .310
Carson Matthews TRE  .300 
Shawn Vazquez WV  .278 
Nathan Church SC  .270 
Luis Navarro WV  .270 
Colin Gordon WV  .260 
Kevin Dowdell WV  .250 
Ben Norman TRE  .250 
Bret Williams TRE  .240 
Paul McIntosh WV  .230 
Adan Fernandez TRE  .220 
Jordan Wiley TRE  .220 
Garrett Spain WV  .210 
Breydon Daniel WV  .200 

Top 20 xBA (50 PA min.)

Player Team xBA
Nathan Church SC  .352
Breydon Daniel WV  .346
Nate Butterworth TRE  .345
Luis Navarro WV  .340
Trent Lewis SC  .327
Jorel Ortega FRE  .320
Lance Logsdon WP  .317
Paul McIntosh WV  .317
Zach Dezenzo FRE  .314
Dan Harwood MV  .310
Bobby Sparling MV  .308
Carson Matthews TRE  .306
Ramon Bramasco WP  .302
Bret Williams TRE  .300
Colin Gordon WV  .298
Garrett Spain WV  .298
Freylin Minyety WV  .294
Luke Seidel SC  .291
Jonny Weaver TRE  .291
Yareb Martinez FRE  .290

Top 20 xwOBA (50 PA min.)

Player Team xwOBA
Jorel Ortega FRE  .486
Breydon Daniel WV  .474
Luis Navarro WV  .467
Nathan Church SC  .464
Bret Williams TRE  .462
Zach Dezenzo FRE  .447
Christian Lucio WV  .438
Colin Gordon WV  .432
Nate Butterworth TRE  .431
Bobby Sparling MV  .430
Trent Lewis SC  .430
Ben Norman TRE  .425
Tyler Finke TRE  .422
Lance Logsdon WP  .421
Mason Auer FRE  .421
Chad McDaniel TRE  .417
Carson Matthews TRE  .417
Shane Marshall TRE  .415
Dan Harwood MV  .415
Jordan Hollins TRE  .415


Top 20 90% Exit Velocity (MPH)

Player Team 90% EV Avg. (MPH)
Luis Vargas TRE  110.2
Bret Williams TRE  108.6
Zach Dezenzo FRE  106.4
Paul McIntosh WV  105.4
Ryan McCoy WV  104.5
Dakota Kotowski WP  104.4
Jason Hinchman MV  104.2
Grant Hussey WV  104.1
Zacchaeus Rasberry SC  103.8
Jake Plastiak FRE  103.6
Isaac Nunez WP  103.4
Anthony Herron Jr. FRE  103.4
Andrew Cossetti TRE  102.6
Adan Fernandez TRE  102.2
Luis Navarro WV  102.2
Jorel Ortega FRE  102.0
Amari Bartee WV  102.0
Max Ryerson FRE  101.8
Jordan Wiley TRE  101.6
Daniel Harris IV TRE 101.3


Top 20 Barrel Lite (95 MPH+ & 8°-32° LA)

Player Team Barrel Lite (Total)
Jason Hinchman MV  27
Jarrod Belbin MV  19
Marques Paige SC  19
Bobby Sparling MV  18
Andrew Cossetti TRE  16
Dakota Kotowski WP  16
Jalen Jones MV  15
Lance Logsdon WP  14
Sam Crail MV  14
Ryan McCoy WV  12
Breydon Daniel WV  12
Tucker Mitchell WV  12
Lukas Cook SC  12
Paul McIntosh WV  12
Hylan Hall SC  12
Isaac Nunez WP  11
Freddie Matos WP  11
Dan Harwood MV  10
Ben Norman TRE  10
Mark Vierling SC 10
Daryl Myers TRE 10
Garrett Spain WV 10
Zach Dezenzo FRE  10


Top 20 Chase%

Player Team Chase%
Elijah Hammill WV 6.1%
Eddie McCabe FRE  13.6%
Ryan McCoy WV  13.8%
Branden Comia MV  14.1%
Myles Austin SC 14.4%
Trent Lewis SC  15.0%
Mathieu Valleé MV  16.0%
Ethan Kavanagh MV  16.1%
Amir Wright TRE  16.5%
Bret Williams TRE  17.3%
Kameron Wells FRE  17.5%
Jordan Hollins TRE  17.7%
Christian Lucio WV  17.7%
Jared DeSantolo TRE  17.8%
Duncan Hewitt MV  18.5%
Luke Seidel SC  18.6%
Nick Hernandez FRE  18.7%
Chad McDaniel TRE  18.9%
Kaeber Rog WV  19.6%
Anthony Herron Jr. FRE  19.6%


Top 10 Batting Average (50 PA min.)

Player Team BA
Nate Butterworth TRE .396
Bobby Sparling MV .371
Haven Mangrum FRE .369
Bret Williams TRE .364
Breydon Daniel WV .344
Carson Matthews TRE .344
Kaeber Rog WV .344
Nathan Church SC .343
Zach Dezenzo FRE .339
Lance Logsdon WP .338

Top 10 OBP (50 PA min.)

Player Team OBP
Bobby Sparling MV  .488
Bret Williams TRE .483
Breydon Daniel WV .475
Kaeber Rog WV .475
Tyler Finke TRE .470
Christian Lucio WV  .466
Nate Butterworth TRE  .460
Zacchaeus Rasberry SC .455
Dan Harwood MV  .448
Myles Austin SC .448

Top 10 Slugging (50 PA min.)

Player Team SLG
Jorel Ortega FRE .791
Nate Butterworth TRE  .736
Zach Dezenzo FRE .732
Luis Vargas TRE  .702
Carson Matthews TRE  .641
Jake Plastiak FRE  .628
Nathan Church SC  .600
Grant Hussey WV  .598
Jordan Hollins TRE .593
Jordan Wiley TRE .559

Top 10 OPS (50 PA min.)

Player Team OPS
Jorel Ortega FRE 1.217
Nate Butterworth TRE  1.196
Zach Dezenzo FRE 1.119
Carson Matthews TRE 1.077
Luis Vargas TRE  1.077
Bret Williams TRE 1.041
Bobby Sparling MV 1.035
Breydon Daniel WV 1.022
Jordan Hollins TRE 1.020
Nathan Church SC  1.010

Top 10 HR

Player Team HR
Jake Plastiak FRE  9
Grant Hussey WV  8
Jason Hinchman MV  7
Zach Dezenzo FRE  6
Luis Vargas TRE  6
Marques Paige SC  6
Nate Butterworth TRE  5
Jordan Hollins TRE  5
Andrew Cossetti TRE  5
5 players   4

Top 10 Total Bases

Player Team TB
Bobby Sparling MV  93
Jason Hinchman MV  83
Sam Crail MV  68
Grant Hussey WV  67
Jarrod Belbin MV  65
Marques Paige SC  63
Dakota Kotowski WP  60
Ryan McCoy WV  59
Garrett Spain WV  59
Freddie Matos WP  59

Top 10 Hits

Player Team Hits
Bobby Sparling MV  63
Sam Crail MV  54
Jason Hinchman MV  50
Lance Logsdon WP  46
Jarrod Belbin MV  45
Freddie Matos WP  44
Buck Anderson MV  42
Dakota Kotowski WP  40
Jalen Jones MV  37
Trey Steffler WP  37

Top 10 Stolen Bases

Player Team SB
Buck Anderson MV  26
Zacchaeus Rasberry SC  18
Hylan Hall SC  18
Mathieu Valleé MV  17
Luke Seidel SC  16
Isaac Nunez WP  15
Zaid Walker MV  15
Curtis Washington Jr. SC  14
Ryan McCoy WV  13
Sam Crail MV  12

Top 10 RBI

Player Team RBI
Jason Hinchman MV  46
Bobby Sparling MV  43
Ryan McCoy WV  34
Dakota Kotowski WP  32
Sam Crail MV  31
Marques Paige SC  31
Jarrod Belbin MV  28
Trey Steffler WP  28
Dan Harwood MV  26
Grant Hussey WV  25
Jake Plastiak FRE 25

Top 10 Runs Scored

Player Team Runs
Jason Hinchman MV  43
Buck Anderson MV  40
Jarrod Belbin MV  34
Bobby Sparling MV  33
Ryan McCoy WV  33
Trey Steffler WP  30
Hylan Hall SC  30
Garrett Spain WV  28
Freddie Matos WP  27
Mathieu Valleé MV  27


CATCHERS

Top 10 Called Strikes Above Average (Cumulative)

Player Team CSAA
Nate Butterworth TRE  16.8
Tyler Gordon TRE  13.8
Rene Lastres FRE  13.4
Kenny Piper SC  12.4
Tucker Mitchell WV  12.0
Jack Kelly MV  11.6
Jorge Joel Bermudez Rodriguez WP  9.6
Kevin Saenz FRE  9.2
Ranko Stevanovic WV  7.8
Andrew Cossetti TRE  7.4

Top 10 CSAA/100 Pitches (300 pitches caught min.)

Player Team CSAA/100
Tyler Gordon TRE  2.63
Rene Lastres FRE  2.47
Sergio Guerra MV  2.28
Nate Butterworth TRE  2.09
Jorge Joel Bermudez Rodriguez WP  2.05
Paul McIntosh WV  1.38
Michael Trautwein WP  1.29
Kevin Saenz FRE  1.28
Ranko Stevanovic WV  1.14
Harrison Engstrom SC  1.01


Top 10 Framing Runs/100 pitches (300 pitch min.)

Player Team Framing Runs/100
Tyler Gordon TRE  2.35
Ranko Stevanovic WV  1.95
Jorge Joel Bermudez Rodriguez WP  1.65
Nate Butterworth TRE  1.64
Shawn Vazquez WV  1.63
Sergio Guerra MV  1.58
Andrew Cossetti TRE  1.54
Tucker Mitchell WV  1.46
Jack Surin SC  1.39
Zac Fascia FRE  1.37


Pop Times - 2nd base (median; 15 throws min.)

Player Team Pop Time (sec.)
Kenny Piper SC 1.89
Michael Trautwein WP 1.90
Hayden Jones MV 1.92
Zac Fascia FRE 1.96
Paul McIntosh WV 1.97
Andrew Cossetti TRE 1.98
Luis Navarro WV 1.99
Max Wright WV 2.00
Rob Marinec WP 2.00
Ranko Stevanovic WV 2.01



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