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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 185 161 18 28 1 9 0 .174 .281 .236 .517
3 Seasons 260 230 26 44 3 20 2 .191 .281 .274 .555
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .174 1 9 0 .517
3 Seasons .191 3 20 2 .555

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 26 677 122 5 4.1 87.5 108 7.8 28.7 .200 .292 .238 .271 .281 36.9 21.1 10.8
939 173 7 4 88.1 109.5 6.9 26.6 .198 .293 .249 .265 .287 37 22.3 9.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 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 387 57.2 106 87 20 15 4 0 1 23 64 .230 .229 .310 .344 .315 .327 91.0 10 22.5 25.6
2021 Breaking 224 33.1 54 52 5 3 2 0 0 15 37 .096 .147 .135 .197 .121 .171 84.1 15 30.1 17.2
2021 Offspeed 65 9.6 23 22 3 2 1 0 0 1 21 .136 .211 .182 .310 .162 .250 82.9 -11 16.7 6.7
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 51.6 18.9 20.5 9 23.8 41.8 34.4 3.3 41.8 23.8 22.1 4.9 4.1
54.9 17.3 18.5 9.2 24.9 42.2 32.9 2.3 43.4 23.1 21.4 5.2 4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 N/A 4 0 3 0.4 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .209 .209 .188 0
2021 Splitter 7.6 0 6 0.9 4 .25 .5 .313 0 0 0 .33 .406 .323 50
2021 Cutter -1.7 -1 34 5 10 .2 .3 .215 5.3 20 40 .201 .429 .268 37.5
2021 Curveball -2.6 -2 79 11.7 16 .125 .188 .134 18.2 37.5 19.4 .105 .15 .113 10
2021 Changeup -9.7 -5 56 8.3 18 .059 .059 .089 19.4 5.6 7.1 .184 .294 .236 31.3
2021 Slider -5 -7 145 21.4 38 .083 .111 .117 33.8 23.7 16.1 .166 .218 .194 29.6
2021 Sinker 2 3 130 19.2 41 .371 .543 .44 16.2 9.8 12.9 .293 .457 .376 51.6
2021 4-Seamer -1.7 -4 224 33.1 55 .119 .119 .247 29.7 30.9 30.9 .183 .23 .302 40
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 -2.5 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 .201 .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 183 677 -12 -14 6 4 -16
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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 677 45.9 66.6 82.6 30.1 63.6 38.7 35.7 46.8 24 6.9 72.3
939 47 68.3 82.1 31.9 59.7 39.6 35 49 25.7 6.8 76.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 33
2020 17
2021 24
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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 25.3 1 1.8 -1 0 1 1 100

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 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2
! 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 87.5 -6.8
Launch Angle 7.3 -3.8 -11.1 7.8 11.6
Barrel % 2.6 8.3 5.7 4.1 -4.2
Hard Hit % 33.3 50 16.7 36.9 -13.1
Sweet Spot % 17.9 33.3 15.4 28.7 -4.6
xBA .172 .262 0.09 .2 -0.062
BA .226 .25 0.024 .174 -0.076
xwOBA .237 .298 0.061 .271 -0.027
wOBA .289 .229 -0.06 .238 0.009
xSLG .286 .324 0.038 .292 -0.032
SLG .377 .313 -0.064 .236 -0.077
K% 24.1 29.4 5.3 21.1 -8.3
BB% 6.9 0 -6.9 10.8 10.8
Swing % 53.3 58.5 5.2 46.8 -11.7
Whiff% 29.5 28.9 -0.6 24 -4.9
In Zone % 51.3 44.6 -6.7 45.9 1.3
Out of Zone % 48.7 55.4 6.7 54.1 -1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 34.4 44.4 10 30.1 -14.3
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 35.3 2.5 35.7 0.4
First Pitch Strike % 65.5 64.7 -0.8 62.2 -2.5
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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 183 5 2.7 .240 .176