Andrew Knizner
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 225LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 7, #226, St. Louis Cardinals | North Carolina State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 185 161 18 28 1 0 .174 .281 .236 .517
2022 293 260 28 56 4 0 .215 .301 .300 .601
2023 241 224 30 54 10 2 .241 .288 .424 .712
5 Seasons 794 714 84 154 17 4 .216 .290 .331 .621
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .174 1 0 .517
2022 .215 4 0 .601
2023 .241 10 2 .712
5 Seasons .216 17 4 .621
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2019 24 197 39 1 2.6 1.7 88.1 108.2 7.3 17.9 .172 .286 .289 .237 .263 33.3 24.1 6.9
2020 25 65 12 1 8.3 5.9 94.3 109.5 -3.8 33.3 .279 .346 .229 .317 .460 50.0 29.4 0.0
2021 26 677 122 5 4.1 2.7 87.5 108.0 7.8 28.7 .203 .298 .238 .274 .286 36.9 21.1 10.8
2022 27 1103 199 7 3.5 2.4 86.0 110.2 15.6 28.6 .219 .306 .275 .280 .300 33.2 21.2 8.9
2023 28 831 164 13 7.9 5.4 89.6 110.3 14.3 26.8 .221 .391 .306 .286 .356 40.9 25.7 5.0
Player 2873 536 27 5.0 3.4 87.8 110.3 12.4 27.4 .214 .330 .276 .278 .315 36.8 22.9 7.8
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.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 61.5 17.9 7.7 12.8 20.5 46.2 33.3 0.0 48.7 28.2 15.4 5.1 2.6 1.7
2020 66.7 0.0 33.3 0.0 50.0 33.3 16.7 0.0 41.7 0.0 33.3 8.3 8.3 5.9
2021 51.6 18.9 20.5 9.0 23.8 41.8 34.4 3.3 41.8 23.8 22.1 4.9 4.1 2.7
2022 45.7 23.6 17.6 13.1 36.7 39.7 23.6 5.5 31.7 29.6 26.1 3.5 3.5 2.4
2023 42.1 31.7 16.5 9.8 36.0 36.0 28.0 5.5 29.3 30.5 20.1 6.7 7.9 5.4
Player 47.6 24.1 17.5 10.8 32.6 39.4 28.0 4.5 34.7 27.8 22.8 5.0 5.0 3.4
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.

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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -3.6 -9 255 30.7 72 .152 .258 .212 26.0 31.9 29.5 .188 .389 .273 45.5
2023 Slider -0.6 -1 183 22.0 48 .244 .533 .349 38.5 33.3 28.1 .219 .411 .292 41.4
2023 Sinker 3.4 4 123 14.8 38 .500 .667 .518 13.0 15.8 26.1 .312 .392 .324 56.7
2023 Curveball -3.0 -2 77 9.3 24 .136 .136 .179 34.9 20.8 19.2 .221 .294 .241 27.8
2023 Changeup -5.5 -4 75 9.0 23 .000 .000 .030 36.6 21.7 22.7 .101 .127 .125 5.9
2023 Cutter 6.4 4 64 7.7 15 .538 1.231 .730 13.9 0.0 0.0 .454 1.064 .638 53.8
2023 Sweeper -4.4 -1 23 2.8 9 .125 .125 .178 22.2 33.3 25.0 .149 .184 .206 20.0
2023 Split-Finger 11.3 2 17 2.0 8 .375 .750 .475 11.1 12.5 12.5 .121 .198 .130 42.9
2023 Slurve -8.5 -1 6 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 381 34.5 88 .205 .329 .310 25.5 26.1 18.9 .209 .344 .317 42.0
2022 Slider -1.8 -4 246 22.3 68 .175 .254 .230 28.1 23.5 17.6 .190 .266 .230 25.0
2022 Sinker -0.6 -1 186 16.9 60 .302 .358 .339 11.6 18.3 25.6 .248 .296 .293 38.1
2022 Curveball -3.4 -3 101 9.2 25 .080 .120 .086 29.7 24.0 16.2 .223 .277 .217 21.1
2022 Changeup -5.0 -3 68 6.2 20 .211 .263 .233 12.8 5.0 5.9 .221 .331 .262 50.0
2022 Cutter 0.6 0 56 5.1 10 .125 .500 .340 15.4 10.0 8.3 .137 .319 .294 28.6
2022 Sweeper 4.5 1 28 2.5 8 .400 .400 .488 27.3 0.0 0.0 .328 .369 .455 0.0
2022 Slurve 4.9 1 14 1.3 5 .400 .400 .360 66.7 60.0 100.0 .346 .388 .328 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -4.6 -1 13 1.2 5 .200 .200 .180 20.0 20.0 16.7 .291 .346 .273 25.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -4 229 33.8 57 .119 .119 .263 31.3 33.3 32.2 .186 .236 .319 43.5
2021 Slider -5.0 -7 137 20.2 37 .086 .114 .120 34.8 21.6 15.4 .173 .227 .203 29.6
2021 Sinker 2.4 3 125 18.5 39 .371 .543 .450 14.3 5.1 7.4 .296 .462 .363 48.5
2021 Curveball -2.4 -2 76 11.2 15 .133 .200 .143 15.0 33.3 17.2 .112 .163 .123 10.0
2021 Changeup -10.3 -6 56 8.3 18 .059 .059 .089 19.4 5.6 7.1 .190 .305 .242 31.3
2021 Cutter -1.9 -1 32 4.7 10 .200 .300 .215 5.3 20.0 40.0 .206 .458 .278 37.5
2021 Sweeper -1.4 0 11 1.6 1 .000 .000 .000 20.0 100.0 20.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Split-Finger 5.9 0 6 0.9 4 .250 .500 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 .323 .396 .318 50.0
2021 Slurve -24.0 0 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 0 25 38.5 6 .400 .400 .300 25.0 33.3 18.2 .346 .382 .427 25.0
2020 Sinker 1.0 0 13 20.0 5 .200 .200 .225 14.3 0.0 0.0 .266 .282 .240 60.0
2020 Curveball -2.4 0 11 16.9 3 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Cutter -8.5 -1 7 10.8 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 0.0 0.0 .122 .135 .146 0.0
2020 Changeup 4.5 0 5 7.7 2 .500 1.000 .625 25.0 0.0 0.0 .637 1.008 .698 100.0
2020 Slider -3.4 0 4 6.2 -- -- -- 33.3 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 75 38.1 16 .200 .400 .281 25.7 31.3 25.0 .207 .461 .302 60.0
2019 Slider 7.1 3 45 22.8 14 .385 .692 .475 50.0 35.7 31.3 .163 .219 .202 25.0
2019 Sinker -2.6 -1 27 13.7 12 .200 .300 .371 6.3 0.0 0.0 .202 .318 .305 40.0
2019 Curveball -8.5 -2 25 12.7 7 .000 .000 .000 41.7 42.9 37.5 .072 .085 .069 0.0
2019 Changeup -4.3 -1 17 8.6 6 .200 .200 .267 23.1 0.0 0.0 .185 .220 .260 20.0
2019 Cutter -2.9 0 7 3.6 3 .333 .333 .300 20.0 33.3 33.3 .148 .169 .134 0.0
2019 Split-Finger -5.2 0 1 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 58 197 3 -5 0 1 -1
2021 183 677 -12 -14 6 4 -16
2022 293 1,102 -2 -19 3 6 -12
2023 240 827 -4 -9 3 5 -5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 197 50.8 71.0 81.7 35.1 47.1 45.7 32.8 53.3 29.5 6.1 83.3
2020 65 44.6 75.9 77.3 44.4 62.5 32.3 35.3 58.5 28.9 7.7 100.0
2021 677 45.9 66.6 82.6 30.1 63.6 38.7 35.7 46.8 24.0 6.9 72.3
2022 1,103 48.8 65.4 85.2 32.9 61.3 44.7 35.2 48.8 22.7 6.0 68.2
2023 831 50.3 72.1 78.0 37.0 60.5 40.5 46.9 54.8 27.3 9.1 77.3
Player 2,873 48.6 68.3 81.9 33.8 60.6 41.9 38.7 50.6 25.1 7.1 74.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2019 58 35
2020 65 18
2021 53 24
2022 64 18
2023 61 16
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.3 2 2.3 0 3 1 1 50.0
2021 25.3 1 1.9 -1 1 1 1 100.0
2022 21.5 4 3.6 0 2 4 1 25.0
2023 21.8 10 12.9 -3 1 11 6 60.0
Player 22.1 17 20.7 -4 7 17 9 52.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 2 4 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 4 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
2022 4 4 3 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 3 4 6 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 5 6 5 2 2 3 4 6 4 5
2023 10 9 12 12 14 15 14 12 14 9 12 15 11 11 16 14 14 10 15 16 11 14 17 16 10 8 15 13 13 13 12
Player 17 17 19 19 21 23 22 20 20 14 19 25 23 19 23 21 22 18 22 24 19 23 29 25 14 13 22 21 23 21 21
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 94.3 6.2 87.5 -6.8 86.0 -1.5 89.6 3.6
Launch Angle 7.3 -3.8 -11.1 7.8 11.6 15.6 7.8 14.3 -1.3
Barrel % 2.6 8.3 5.7 4.1 -4.2 3.5 -0.6 7.9 4.4
Hard Hit % 33.3 50.0 16.7 36.9 -13.1 33.2 -3.7 40.9 7.7
Sweet Spot % 17.9 33.3 15.4 28.7 -4.6 28.6 -0.1 26.8 -1.8
xBA .172 .279 0.107 .203 -0.076 .219 0.016 .221 0.002
BA .226 .250 0.024 .174 -0.076 .215 0.041 .241 0.026
xwOBA .237 .317 0.080 .274 -0.043 .280 0.006 .286 0.006
wOBA .289 .229 -0.060 .238 0.009 .275 0.037 .306 0.031
xSLG .286 .346 0.060 .298 -0.048 .306 0.008 .391 0.085
SLG .377 .313 -0.064 .236 -0.077 .300 0.064 .424 0.124
K% 24.1 29.4 5.3 21.1 -8.3 21.2 0.1 25.7 4.5
BB% 6.9 0.0 -6.9 10.8 10.8 8.9 -1.9 5.0 -3.9
Swing % 53.3 58.5 5.2 46.8 -11.7 48.8 2.0 54.8 6.0
Whiff% 29.5 28.9 -0.6 24.0 -4.9 22.7 -1.3 27.3 4.6
In Zone % 50.8 44.6 -6.2 45.9 1.3 48.8 2.9 50.3 1.5
Out of Zone % 49.2 55.4 6.2 54.1 -1.3 51.2 -2.9 49.7 -1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 35.1 44.4 9.3 30.1 -14.3 32.9 2.8 37.0 4.1
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 35.3 2.5 35.7 0.4 35.2 -0.5 46.9 11.7
First Pitch Strike % 65.5 64.7 -0.8 62.2 -2.5 65.9 3.7 68.9 3.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2019 Shifts R 58 4 6.9 .288 .304
2020 Shifts R 17 2 11.8 .200 .441
2021 Shifts R 183 6 3.3 .241 .147
2022 Shifts R 290 9 3.1 .268 .371
2023 Shades R 239 7 2.9 .302 .386
! 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 %
2019 61 19.4 1.6% 0.0% 19 22.9 0.0% 5.3%
2020 10 21.4 10.0% 10.0% 10 21.3 0.0% 0.0%
2021 180 20.6 3.3% 3.3% 114 24.5 0.9% 17.5%
2022 311 20.2 2.3% 1.6% 163 24.5 0.0% 11.0%
2023 162 15.0 48.1% 0.0% 142 19.2 4.2% 0.7%
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