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Andrew Knizner
Popularity: ↓ 20%
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 225LBS | Age: 25

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
2020 17 16 1 4 0 4 0 .250 .235 .313 .548
2 Seasons 75 69 8 16 2 11 2 .232 .280 .362 .642
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .250 0 4 0 .548
2 Seasons .232 2 11 2 .642

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 197 39 1 2.6 88.1 7.3 17.9 .182 .293 .289 .244 .274 33.3 24.1 6.9
2020 65 12 1 8.3 94.3 -3.8 33.3 .278 .338 .225 .291 .424 50.0 29.4 0.0
ALL 262 51 2 3.9 89.5 4.8 21.6 .203 .303 .274 .254 .307 37.3 25.3 5.3
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




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%
2020 Fastballs 43 66.2 12 11 3 3 0 0 0 2 10 .273 .323 .273 .373 .218 .343 93.2 -5 28.6 14.3
2020 Breaking 19 29.2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .038 .000 .043 .000 .037 88.8 -8 37.5 33.3
2020 Offspeed 3 4.6 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 .793 2.000 1.166 1.217 .741 109.5 13 0.0
2019 Fastballs 109 55.3 31 28 6 4 1 0 1 6 22 .214 .202 .357 .374 .281 .284 91.1 5 19.6 22.2
2019 Breaking 70 35.5 21 20 5 3 1 0 1 8 12 .250 .144 .450 .193 .309 .173 84.6 3 47.2 33.3
2019 Offspeed 18 9.1 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .220 .200 .246 .260 .286 83.1 26 23.1 0.0


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 %
2020 Cutter -7.0 0 5 7.7 1 .000 .000 .000 60.0 0.0 0.0 .436 .728 .420 100.0
2020 Changeup 13.9 0 3 4.6 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 .793 1.166 .741 100.0
2020 Slider -5.5 -1 12 18.5 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 50.0 20.0 .075 .085 .075 0.0
2020 Curveball -2.7 0 7 10.8 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 50.0 .000
2020 Sinker 1.2 0 13 20.0 5 .200 .200 .225 14.3 0.0 0.0 .265 .276 .250 60.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.3 0 25 38.5 6 .400 .400 .300 25.0 33.3 18.2 .346 .380 .392 25.0
2019 Cutter -2.7 0 7 3.6 3 .333 .333 .300 20.0 33.3 33.3 .159 .175 .163 0.0
2019 Changeup -4.4 -1 17 8.6 6 .200 .200 .267 23.1 0.0 0.0 .220 .246 .288 20.0
2019 Curveball -8.3 -2 25 12.7 7 .000 .000 .000 41.7 42.9 37.5 .075 .083 .070 0.0
2019 Sinker -1.9 -1 27 13.7 12 .200 .300 .371 6.3 0.0 0.0 .224 .328 .310 40.0
2019 Slider 5.2 2 45 22.8 14 .385 .692 .475 50.0 35.7 31.3 .181 .252 .223 25.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.0 0 75 38.1 16 .200 .400 .281 25.7 31.3 25.0 .197 .444 .290 60.0
2019 Splitter -5.3 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 57 196 3 -5 0 0 -1
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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 7.7 100.0
ALL 262 49.6 72.3 80.9 37.1 51.0 42.0 33.3 54.6 29.4 6.5 88.2
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 0.0 48.7 28.2 15.4 5.1 2.6
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
ALL 62.7 13.7 13.7 9.8 27.5 43.1 29.4 0.0 47.1 21.6 19.6 5.9 3.9
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 35
2020 17
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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 1.9 0.1 2 1 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 94.3 6.2
Launch Angle 7.3 -3.8 -11.1
Barrel % 2.6 8.3 5.7
Hard Hit % 33.3 50 16.7
Sweet Spot % 17.9 33.3 15.4
xBA .182 .278 0.096
BA .226 .25 0.024
xwOBA .244 .291 0.047
wOBA .289 .225 -0.064
xSLG .293 .338 0.045
SLG .377 .313 -0.064
K% 24.1 29.4 5.3
BB% 6.9 0 -6.9
Swing % 53.3 58.5 5.2
Whiff% 29.5 28.9 -0.6
In Zone Swing % 51.3 44.6 -6.7
Out of Zone Swing % 48.7 55.4 6.7
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 35.3 2.5
First Pitch Strike % 65.5 64.7 -0.8
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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 .185 .870