Andrew Knizner
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 225LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 293 260 28 56 4 25 0 .215 .301 .300 .601
4 Seasons 553 490 54 100 7 45 2 .204 .292 .288 .580
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .215 4 25 0 .601
4 Seasons .204 7 45 2 .580

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
Player 2042 372 14 3.8 2.5 87.0 110.2 11.5 27.7 .210 .303 .263 .275 .296 34.9 21.7 9.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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
Player 50.0 20.7 18.0 11.3 31.2 40.9 28.0 4.0 37.1 26.6 23.9 4.3 3.8 2.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 380 34.5 88 .205 .329 .310 25.5 26.1 18.9 .209 .344 .317 42.0
2022 Slider -1.6 -4 271 24.6 76 .183 .254 .229 27.8 23.7 18.8 .200 .270 .233 22.2
2022 Sinker -0.6 -1 188 17.0 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 -5.1 -4 69 6.3 20 .211 .263 .233 12.5 5.0 5.9 .221 .331 .262 50.0
2022 Cutter 2.0 1 47 4.3 7 .200 .800 .486 20.0 14.3 11.1 .164 .455 .382 50.0
2022 Sweeper 5.6 1 24 2.2 7 .500 .500 .557 30.0 0.0 0.0 .351 .403 .489 0.0
2022 Splitter -4.0 0 12 1.1 5 .200 .200 .180 22.2 20.0 16.7 .291 .346 .273 25.0
2022 Slurve -5.4 0 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer -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 -7 148 21.9 39 .081 .108 .114 34.2 25.6 17.2 .163 .215 .193 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 -1.8 -1 34 5.0 10 .200 .300 .215 5.3 20.0 40.0 .206 .458 .278 37.5
2021 Splitter 6.0 0 6 0.9 4 .250 .500 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 .323 .396 .318 50.0
2020 4-Seamer -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-Seamer 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 -4.4 -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 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 -1
2021 183 677 -12 -14 6 4 -16
2022 293 1,102 -2 -19 3 6 -12
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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
Player 2,042 47.9 66.7 83.7 32.5 60.7 42.4 35.1 48.9 24.0 6.4 72.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 33
2020 65 17
2021 53 24
2022 64 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 2.2 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 1 5 1 25.0
Player 22.4 7 7.7 -1 5 7 3 42.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 4
2021 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2
2022 4 6 2 4 3 3 2 4 2 5 2 3 2 2 3 4 3 6 5 5 4 5 4 3 5 2 5 2 5 2 6
Player 7 12 8 8 7 7 6 8 6 9 7 8 5 6 7 8 7 10 9 9 8 9 7 7 9 6 9 5 9 4 12
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 94.3 6.2 87.5 -6.8 86 -1.5
Launch Angle 7.3 -3.8 -11.1 7.8 11.6 15.6 7.8
Barrel % 2.6 8.3 5.7 4.1 -4.2 3.5 -0.6
Hard Hit % 33.3 50 16.7 36.9 -13.1 33.2 -3.7
Sweet Spot % 17.9 33.3 15.4 28.7 -4.6 28.6 -0.1
xBA .172 .279 0.107 .203 -0.076 .219 0.016
BA .226 .25 0.024 .174 -0.076 .215 0.041
xwOBA .237 .317 0.08 .274 -0.043 .28 0.006
wOBA .289 .229 -0.06 .238 0.009 .275 0.037
xSLG .286 .346 0.06 .298 -0.048 .306 0.008
SLG .377 .313 -0.064 .236 -0.077 .3 0.064
K% 24.1 29.4 5.3 21.1 -8.3 21.2 0.1
BB% 6.9 0 -6.9 10.8 10.8 8.9 -1.9
Swing % 53.3 58.5 5.2 46.8 -11.7 48.8 2
Whiff% 29.5 28.9 -0.6 24 -4.9 22.7 -1.3
In Zone % 50.8 44.6 -6.2 45.9 1.3 48.8 2.9
Out of Zone % 49.2 55.4 6.2 54.1 -1.3 51.2 -2.9
Out of Zone Swing % 35.1 44.4 9.3 30.1 -14.3 32.9 2.8
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 35.3 2.5 35.7 0.4 35.2 -0.5
First Pitch Strike % 65.5 64.7 -0.8 62.2 -2.5 65.9 3.7
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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 180 5 2.8 .244 .176
2022 R 290 2 0.7 .270 .442

Pitch Tempo

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