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Anthony Swarzak
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 2, #61, Minnesota Twins | Nova HS (FL)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 9.49 13 0 0 12.1 9 1.70
11 Seasons 26 37 4.42 388 32 10 653.1 494 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 13 0-1 9.49 12.1 9 1.70
11 Seasons 388 26-37 4.42 653.1 494 1.36

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 30 198 44 1 2.3 91.4 107.7 7.5 45.5 .316 .473 .343 .359 .442 40.9 21.3 6.6 3.38 5.79
2016 31 488 85 8 9.4 87.6 107.4 13.2 21.2 .195 .392 .352 .273 .333 30.6 25 5.6 5.52 3.20
2017 32 1259 188 8 4.3 87.4 112.5 15.4 24.5 .192 .303 .255 .241 .310 29.9 30 7.3 2.33 2.50
2018 33 489 70 5 7.1 89.1 110.1 17.1 40 .238 .434 .370 .337 .411 37.1 26.7 12.1 6.15 4.96
2019 34 941 155 14 9 89.9 113.1 12.9 32.9 .250 .455 .332 .333 .390 45.8 22.2 11.5 4.56 5.06
2021 36 199 45 6 13.3 91 108 16.2 51.1 .326 .624 .458 .410 .479 42.2 16.1 1.8 9.49 7.87
3574 587 42 7.2 88.9 113.1 14.1 31.7 .231 .404 .323 .301 .369 36.9 25.4 8.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Swarzak relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(55.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(42.7%) ,
Sinker
(1.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Slider 111 77 34 55.8 85.9 32 32 12 7 1 1 3 2 30 .375 .359 .750 .725 .468 .452 91.0 13 2397 6.2 20.0 6.9
2021 4-Seam Fastball 85 47 38 42.7 93.0 24 22 8 4 3 0 1 7 15 .364 .279 .636 .477 .444 .354 88.5 17 2282 6.3 12.2 29.2
2021 Sinker 3 1 2 1.5 92.8 1997 6.3 0.0
2019 Slider 559 372 187 59.4 86.1 138 123 29 20 3 1 5 33 90 .236 .234 .398 .411 .309 .314 88.1 13 2449 5.7 36.8 20.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball 338 182 156 35.9 93.4 86 77 22 14 1 0 7 19 58 .286 .287 .571 .552 .386 .380 92.1 15 2284 6.1 16.3 18.8
2019 Sinker 44 39 5 4.7 92.5 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 .143 .138 .143 .146 .124 .128 78.7 -18 2117 6.1 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 %
2015 38.6 22.7 38.6 0 29.5 52.3 18.2 0 34.1 9.1 40.9 13.6 2.3
2016 45.9 25.9 12.9 15.3 38.8 30.6 30.6 3.5 37.6 31.8 15.3 2.4 9.4
2017 44.1 25 21.3 9.6 29.3 45.2 25.5 3.2 35.1 32.4 21.3 2.7 4.3
2018 31.4 31.4 32.9 4.3 31.4 42.9 25.7 1.4 25.7 30 27.1 7.1 7.1
2019 47.7 18.7 25.2 8.4 41.9 30.3 27.7 3.9 31 21.3 27.1 7.1 9
2021 28.9 24.4 42.2 4.4 37.8 33.3 28.9 4.4 24.4 31.1 20 6.7 13.3
42.2 24 25.4 8.3 34.9 38.5 26.6 3.1 32.4 27.3 24 5.5 7.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Sinker KC R 3 92.8 19.1 -2.5 -12 14.8 0.1 1
2021 4-Seamer KC R 85 93 15.2 -0.1 -1 6.2 -0.8 -12
2021 Slider KC R 111 85.9 34.4 -0.6 -2 4.5 -0.1 -3
2019 Sinker ATL R 44 92.5 19 -3.6 -16 14.5 -0.2 -1
2019 Slider ATL R 559 86.1 34.3 -0.9 -2 4.5 0.3 6
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 338 93.4 14.6 1.3 8 8.2 0.7 9
2018 Slider NYM R 227 85.4 38 2 6 4.2 -0.4 -9
2018 Sinker NYM R 2 93.5 16.9 -4.9 -23 14.3 -0.5 -3
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 259 93.9 13.5 1.9 13 7.1 -0.3 -4
2017 Slider MIL R 646 87.1 31.4 -0.6 -2 1.8 -1.5 -45
2017 4-Seamer MIL R 610 94.7 11.8 1.7 12 10.4 2.3 28
2016 Sinker NYY R 1 94.5 14 -4 -22 20.4 5.5 37
2016 Slider NYY R 247 87.2 29.5 -1.2 -4 2.3 -0.1 -3
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 230 94 11.5 2 15 10.8 2.1 24
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 4-Seamer 2.2 2 85 42.7 24 .364 .636 .448 12.2 29.2 29.2 .279 .477 .354 46.7
2021 Slider 4.1 5 111 55.8 32 .375 .75 .473 20 6.3 6.9 .359 .725 .452 40
2021 Sinker -4 0 3 1.5 0
2019 Sinker -0.8 0 44 4.7 7 .143 .143 .257 0 0 .138 .146 .128 28.6
2019 4-Seamer 1.1 4 338 35.9 86 .286 .571 .397 16.3 22.1 18.8 .287 .552 .381 56.9
2019 Slider -0.8 -4 559 59.4 138 .236 .398 .318 36.8 23.9 20.4 .234 .411 .315 40
2018 Sinker 35.5 1 2 0.4 2 1 1 .8 0 0 0 .145 .175 .415 0
2018 Slider 0.2 0 227 46.4 45 .317 .463 .371 28.2 24.4 18.6 .24 .37 .3 26.7
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 259 53 69 .241 .5 .363 18.8 29 19.6 .239 .484 .361 46.2
2017 Slider -0.4 -2 646 51.3 128 .271 .415 .311 35.3 19.5 14.7 .246 .378 .286 26
2017 4-Seamer -2.9 -18 610 48.5 170 .167 .256 .222 26.6 38.8 25.4 .152 .248 .209 34.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 4-Seam Fastball 85 93 92 16.9 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 111 85.9 28 5.4 10:45 9:30 75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 268 1052 3 -7 9 5 10
2011 439 1673 -4 -11 9 5 -1
2012 405 1425 -7 4 8 1 5
2013 384 1492 -6 -9 9 3 -3
2014 373 1386 -8 11 10 4 17
2015 60 194 -1 2 0 0 1
2016 124 488 8 -5 2 2 5
2017 298 1256 -21 -11 8 4 -20
2018 116 488 -3 -2 3 2 -1
2019 231 941 -3 -8 6 4 -1
2021 56 199 3 3 0 1 6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 198 49.5 67.3 86.4 34 61.8 49 73.8 50.5 21 5.6 90.9
2016 488 49 64 85.6 30.9 63.6 39.5 67.7 47.1 21.7 6.4 90.3
2017 1259 50.2 68.7 76.2 31.3 52 41.7 65.3 50.2 31 8 66.3
2018 489 48.2 62.6 85.7 26.5 58.2 47.3 68.1 43.8 22.4 6.8 69.7
2019 941 43.1 67 83.5 26.9 49.3 41 58.5 44.2 28.1 5.8 80
2021 199 54.8 68.8 85.3 25.6 78.3 45.2 57.1 49.2 16.3 11.1 68.2
3574 48.1 66.7 81.6 29.2 55.5 42.6 64.3 47.3 26.5 7.1 73.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2016 69 71
2017 98 93 93 88 95 78 80 43 75 91 67 88 98 78 76
2018 69 66
2019 25 39 23 18 22 56 16 17 2 47 11 68 25 55 52
2021
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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 22.7 12 11.7 0 0 8 7 58.3
2021 24.3 4 4.4 0 0 2 3 75

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 12 13 11 13 11 12 14 9 11 13 13 8 11 9 15 9 13 10 11 8 12 11 13 11 15 13 9 13 12 15
2021 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 3 5 4 5 3 5 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 5
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 94 1.3 94.7 0.7 93.9 -0.8 -0.6 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 84.2 87.2 3 87.1 -0.1 85.4 -1.7 0.7 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 91.4 87.6 -3.8 87.4 -0.2 89.1 1.7 0.8 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 7.5 13.2 5.7 15.4 2.2 17.1 1.7 -4.2 undefined undefined
Barrel % 2.3 9.4 7.1 4.3 -5.1 7.1 2.8 1.9 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 40.9 30.6 -10.3 29.9 -0.7 37.1 7.2 8.7 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 45.5 21.2 -24.3 24.5 3.3 40 15.5 -7.1 undefined undefined
xBA .316 .195 -0.121 .192 -0.003 .238 0.046 0.012 undefined undefined
BA .316 .243 -0.073 .211 -0.032 .28 0.069 -0.029 undefined undefined
xwOBA .359 .273 -0.086 .241 -0.032 .337 0.096 -0.004 undefined undefined
wOBA .343 .352 0.009 .255 -0.097 .37 0.115 -0.038 undefined undefined
xSLG .473 .392 -0.081 .303 -0.089 .434 0.131 0.021 undefined undefined
SLG .439 .557 0.118 .324 -0.233 .49 0.166 -0.036 undefined undefined
K% 21.3 25 3.7 30 5 26.7 -3.3 -4.5 undefined undefined
BB% 6.6 5.6 -1 7.3 1.7 12.1 4.8 -0.6 undefined undefined
Swing % 50.5 47.1 -3.4 50.2 3.1 43.8 -6.4 0.4 undefined undefined
Whiff% 21 21.7 0.7 31 9.3 22.4 -8.6 5.7 undefined undefined
In Zone % 49.5 49 -0.5 50.2 1.2 48.2 -2 -5.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 50.5 51 0.5 49.8 -1.2 51.8 2 5.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 34 30.9 -3.1 31.3 0.4 26.5 -4.8 0.4 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 42.6 28.2 -14.4 32.7 4.5 35.3 2.6 -6.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 73.8 67.7 -6.1 65.3 -2.4 68.1 2.8 -9.6 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 123 .355 78 5 6.4 45 18 40.0
2017 292 .252 190 25 13.2 102 37 36.3
2018 116 .370 69 6 8.7 47 16 34.0
2019 231 .332 151 16 10.6 80 30 37.5
2021 56 .458 36 8 22.2 20 11 55.0

Pitch Distribution