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Andrew Knizner
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 225LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 7, #226, St. Louis Cardinals | North Carolina State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 64 58 9 12 0 1 0 .207 .281 .259 .540
3 Seasons 139 127 17 28 2 12 2 .220 .281 .315 .596
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .207 0 1 0 .540
3 Seasons .220 2 12 2 .596

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 24 197 39 1 2.6 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 94.3 109.5 -3.8 33.3 .262 .324 .229 .298 .422 50 29.4 0
2021 26 230 47 1 2.1 84.2 107 9.7 31.9 .215 .305 .243 .262 .277 29.8 17.2 6.3
492 98 3 3.1 86.9 109.5 7.2 26.5 .203 .299 .260 .256 .289 33.7 21.6 5.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 132 57.6 37 34 8 7 1 0 0 6 28 .235 .233 .265 .347 .258 .284 87.2 10 20.6 17.1
2021 Breaking 72 31.4 18 17 3 1 2 0 0 5 12 .176 .169 .294 .243 .230 .206 79.4 24 21.4 14.7
2021 Offspeed 25 10.9 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 .143 .240 .143 .252 .201 .286 80.1 -14 9.1 0.0
2020 Fastballs 43 66.2 12 11 3 3 0 0 0 2 10 .273 .265 .273 .289 .221 .306 92.2 -8 25.0 13.3
2020 Breaking 17 26.2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 50.0 42.9
2020 Offspeed 5 7.7 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .637 1.000 1.008 .619 .698 103.4 16 25.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 61.5 17.9 7.7 12.8 20.5 46.2 33.3 0 48.7 28.2 15.4 5.1 2.6
2020 66.7 0 33.3 0 50 33.3 16.7 0 41.7 0 33.3 8.3 8.3
2021 51.1 14.9 21.3 12.8 19.1 42.6 38.3 6.4 42.6 25.5 19.1 4.3 2.1
57.1 14.3 17.3 11.2 23.5 42.9 33.7 3.1 44.9 23.5 19.4 5.1 3.1
45.2 22.1 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Splitter -22.2 0 2 0.9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .112 .116 .102 0
2021 Cutter 0.2 0 13 5.7 4 .25 .5 .313 12.5 25 50 .273 .821 .446 66.7
2021 Changeup -1.2 0 23 10 6 .2 .2 .267 11.1 0 0 .291 .307 .343 40
2021 Curveball -3 -1 25 10.9 8 .125 .25 .156 12.5 25 20 .106 .121 .1 0
2021 Slider -4.4 -2 47 20.4 10 .222 .333 .285 25 30 12.5 .226 .352 .289 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -4.9 -3 69 30 16 .125 .125 .113 29.4 31.3 22.7 .16 .188 .152 27.3
2021 Sinker 0.8 0 51 22.2 17 .357 .357 .388 11.1 0 0 .304 .393 .373 35.7
2020 Cutter -10.7 -1 5 7.7 1 0 0 0 40 0 0 .122 .135 .146 0
2020 Changeup 4.5 0 5 7.7 2 .5 1 .625 25 0 0 .637 1.008 .698 100
2020 Curveball -2.4 0 11 16.9 3 0 0 0 66.7 100 50 0
2020 Sinker 1.2 0 13 20 5 .2 .2 .18 14.3 0 0 .212 .226 .192 60
2020 4-Seamer -1.3 0 25 38.5 6 .4 .4 .3 25 33.3 18.2 .346 .382 .427 25
2020 Slider -2.5 0 6 9.2 33.3 0
2019 Cutter -2.9 0 7 3.6 3 .333 .333 .3 20 33.3 33.3 .148 .169 .134 0
2019 Changeup -4.3 -1 17 8.6 6 .2 .2 .267 23.1 0 0 .185 .22 .26 20
2019 Curveball -8.5 -2 25 12.7 7 0 0 0 41.7 42.9 37.5 .072 .085 .069 0
2019 Sinker -2 -1 27 13.7 12 .2 .3 .371 6.3 0 0 .202 .318 .305 40
2019 Slider 7.3 3 45 22.8 14 .385 .692 .475 50 35.7 31.3 .163 .219 .202 25
2019 4-Seamer 0 0 75 38.1 16 .2 .4 .281 25.7 31.3 25 .207 .461 .302 60
2019 Splitter -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 0
2021 63 230 -4 -5 1 1 -6
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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 51.3 71.3 81.9 34.4 45.5 45.7 32.8 53.3 29.5 6.1 83.3
2020 65 44.6 75.9 77.3 44.4 62.5 30.8 35.3 58.5 28.9 7.7 100
2021 230 48.7 64.3 86.1 30.5 69.4 40.9 39.1 47 19.4 8.7 65
492 49.2 68.6 83.1 34 58.8 41.5 36 51 25.1 7.5 75.7
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 33
2020 17
2021 25
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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
2021 0 0.8 -1 0 1 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 4 2 4 1 2 2 4 2 4 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 1 2 2 1 4
2021 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 94.3 6.2 84.2 -10.1
Launch Angle 7.3 -3.8 -11.1 9.7 13.5
Barrel % 2.6 8.3 5.7 2.1 -6.2
Hard Hit % 33.3 50 16.7 29.8 -20.2
Sweet Spot % 17.9 33.3 15.4 31.9 -1.4
xBA .172 .262 0.09 .215 -0.047
BA .226 .25 0.024 .207 -0.043
xwOBA .237 .298 0.061 .262 -0.036
wOBA .289 .229 -0.06 .243 0.014
xSLG .286 .324 0.038 .305 -0.019
SLG .377 .313 -0.064 .259 -0.054
K% 24.1 29.4 5.3 17.2 -12.2
BB% 6.9 0 -6.9 6.3 6.3
Swing % 53.3 58.5 5.2 47 -11.5
Whiff% 29.5 28.9 -0.6 19.4 -9.5
In Zone % 51.3 44.6 -6.7 48.7 4.1
Out of Zone % 48.7 55.4 6.7 51.3 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 34.4 44.4 10 30.5 -13.9
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 35.3 2.5 39.1 3.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.5 64.7 -0.8 68.8 4.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 R 58 3 5.2 .305 .000
2020 R 17 1 5.9 .188 .883
2021 R 63 0 0.0 .243