Anthony Swarzak
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 37

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 9.64 6 0 0 4.2 4 1.71
11 Seasons 26 37 4.42 388 32 10 653.1 494 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 0-1 9.64 4.2 4 1.71
11 Seasons 388 26-37 4.42 653.1 494 1.36

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2015 29 198 44 1 2.3 1.6 91.4 107.7 7.5 45.5 .316 .473 .343 .359 .442 40.9 21.3 6.6 3.38 5.52
2016 30 488 85 8 9.4 6.5 87.6 107.4 13.2 21.2 .194 .392 .352 .273 .333 30.6 25.0 5.6 5.52 3.09
2017 31 1259 188 8 4.3 2.6 87.4 112.5 15.4 24.5 .192 .304 .255 .242 .312 29.9 30.0 7.3 2.33 2.47
2018 32 489 70 5 7.1 4.3 89.1 110.1 17.1 40.0 .241 .439 .370 .340 .417 37.1 26.7 12.1 6.15 4.99
2019 33 941 155 14 9.0 6.0 89.9 113.1 12.9 32.9 .252 .457 .332 .335 .392 45.8 22.2 11.5 4.56 5.02
2021 35 199 45 6 13.3 10.7 91.0 108.0 16.2 51.1 .326 .624 .458 .410 .479 42.2 16.1 1.8 9.49 7.81
Player 3574 587 42 7.2 4.7 88.9 113.1 14.1 31.7 .232 .406 .323 .302 .371 36.9 25.4 8.4
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.

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



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 38.6 22.7 38.6 0.0 29.5 52.3 18.2 0.0 34.1 9.1 40.9 13.6 2.3 1.6
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 6.5
2017 44.1 25.0 21.3 9.6 29.3 45.2 25.5 3.2 35.1 32.4 21.3 2.7 4.3 2.6
2018 31.4 31.4 32.9 4.3 31.4 42.9 25.7 1.4 25.7 30.0 27.1 7.1 7.1 4.3
2019 47.7 18.7 25.2 8.4 41.9 30.3 27.7 3.9 31.0 21.3 27.1 7.1 9.0 6.0
2021 28.9 24.4 42.2 4.4 37.8 33.3 28.9 4.4 24.4 31.1 20.0 6.7 13.3 10.7
Player 42.2 24.0 25.4 8.3 34.9 38.5 26.6 3.1 32.4 27.3 24.0 5.5 7.2 4.7
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.

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 4-Seamer KC R 85 93.0 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
2021 Sinker KC R 3 92.8 19.1 -2.6 -12 14.8 0.2 1
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 338 93.4 14.6 1.3 8 8.2 0.7 9
2019 Sinker ATL R 44 92.5 19.0 -3.6 -16 14.5 -0.2 -1
2019 Slider ATL R 559 86.1 34.3 -0.8 -2 4.5 0.3 6
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 259 93.9 13.5 1.9 13 7.1 -0.3 -4
2018 Sinker NYM R 2 93.5 16.9 -4.9 -23 14.3 -0.5 -3
2018 Slider NYM R 227 85.4 38.0 2.0 6 4.2 -0.4 -9
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 Slider NYY R 247 87.2 29.5 -1.3 -4 4.9 0.2 3
2016 Sinker NYY R 1 94.5 14.0 -4.0 -22 18.9 4.8 34
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 230 94.0 11.5 2.0 15 9.1 1.7 23
! 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 Slider 3.9 4 111 55.8 32 .375 .750 .473 20.0 6.3 6.9 .359 .725 .452 40.0
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 Sinker -4.0 0 3 1.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider -0.9 -5 559 59.4 138 .236 .398 .318 36.8 23.9 20.4 .234 .411 .315 40.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.0 4 338 35.9 86 .286 .571 .402 16.3 22.1 18.8 .290 .560 .386 56.9
2019 Sinker -0.8 0 44 4.7 7 .143 .143 .257 0.0 0.0 -- .138 .146 .128 28.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 259 53.0 69 .241 .500 .363 18.8 29.0 19.6 .239 .484 .361 46.2
2018 Slider 0.1 0 227 46.4 45 .317 .463 .359 28.2 24.4 18.6 .246 .382 .308 26.7
2018 Sinker 35.5 1 2 0.4 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .145 .175 .415 0.0
2017 Slider -0.4 -3 646 51.3 128 .271 .415 .311 35.3 19.5 14.7 .246 .378 .286 26.0
2017 4-Seamer -2.9 -18 610 48.5 170 .167 .256 .222 26.6 38.8 25.4 .152 .247 .209 34.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 268 1,052 5 -7 8 5 13
2011 439 1,673 -2 -10 9 5 1
2012 405 1,425 -6 3 7 1 6
2013 384 1,492 -7 -9 9 3 -4
2014 373 1,386 -7 10 10 4 18
2015 60 194 0 2 0 0 2
2016 124 488 7 -5 2 2 5
2017 298 1,256 -21 -12 8 4 -21
2018 116 488 -3 -2 3 2 -1
2019 231 941 -3 -8 6 3 -2
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 34.0 61.8 49.0 73.8 50.5 21.0 5.6 90.9
2016 488 49.0 64.0 85.6 30.9 63.6 39.5 67.7 47.1 21.7 6.4 90.3
2017 1,259 50.2 68.7 76.2 31.3 52.0 41.7 66.2 50.2 31.0 8.0 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 43.0 66.9 83.4 27.1 49.7 41.0 59.1 44.2 28.1 5.8 80.0
2021 199 54.8 68.8 85.3 25.6 78.3 45.2 57.1 49.2 16.3 11.1 68.2
Player 3,574 48.1 66.7 81.6 29.2 55.5 42.6 64.8 47.3 26.5 7.1 73.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 53 51 14
2016 70 70 25
2017 98 93 94 88 96 78 80 43 75 91 67 88 84 78 77 42
2018 69 66 57
2019 27 40 25 17 23 56 16 17 2 47 11 68 24 54 52 49
2021 46 58 47
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.5 10 8.7 1 1 9 1 10.0
2017 24.3 6 7.1 -1 3 5 3 50.0
2018 23.6 6 5.1 1 2 1 4 66.7
2019 22.7 12 12.0 0 1 7 7 58.3
2021 24.3 4 4.3 0 0 2 3 75.0
Player 23.5 38 37.1 1 7 24 18 47.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 10 9 9 8 9 9 8 9 10 7 11 9 7 6 8 10 10 10 7 10 10 7 8 9 8 9 9 9 7 8 11
2017 6 6 9 6 7 9 7 7 9 5 9 7 5 7 7 8 7 7 5 6 9 7 7 7 6 8 7 6 6 7 9
2018 6 5 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
2019 12 12 12 10 12 12 13 15 13 11 13 13 8 11 10 14 11 13 9 10 12 13 11 13 11 14 14 9 13 13 14
2021 4 3 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 5
Player 38 35 42 33 38 40 38 40 42 32 43 39 28 33 34 42 38 39 29 35 40 37 35 39 34 41 39 32 35 37 44
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 94 1.3 94.7 0.7 93.9 -0.8 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 84.2 87.2 3 87.1 -0.1 85.4 -1.7 0.7
Exit Velocity 91.4 87.6 -3.8 87.4 -0.2 89.1 1.7 0.8
Launch Angle 7.5 13.2 5.7 15.4 2.2 17.1 1.7 -4.2
Barrel % 2.3 9.4 7.1 4.3 -5.1 7.1 2.8 1.9
Hard Hit % 40.9 30.6 -10.3 29.9 -0.7 37.1 7.2 8.7
Sweet Spot % 45.5 21.2 -24.3 24.5 3.3 40 15.5 -7.1
xBA .316 .194 -0.122 .192 -0.002 .241 0.049 0.01
BA .316 .243 -0.073 .211 -0.032 .28 0.069 -0.029
xwOBA .359 .273 -0.086 .242 -0.031 .34 0.098 -0.005
wOBA .343 .352 0.009 .255 -0.097 .37 0.115 -0.038
xSLG .473 .392 -0.081 .304 -0.088 .439 0.135 0.018
SLG .439 .557 0.118 .324 -0.233 .49 0.166 -0.036
K% 21.3 25 3.7 30 5 26.7 -3.3 -4.5
BB% 6.6 5.6 -1 7.3 1.7 12.1 4.8 -0.6
Swing % 50.5 47.1 -3.4 50.2 3.1 43.8 -6.4 0.4
Whiff% 21 21.7 0.7 31 9.3 22.4 -8.6 5.7
In Zone % 49.5 49 -0.5 50.2 1.2 48.2 -2 -5.2
Out of Zone % 50.5 51 0.5 49.8 -1.2 51.8 2 5.2
Out of Zone Swing % 34 30.9 -3.1 31.3 0.4 26.5 -4.8 0.6
First Pitch Swing % 42.6 28.2 -14.4 33.1 4.9 35.3 2.2 -6
First Pitch Strike % 73.8 67.7 -6.1 66.2 -1.5 68.1 1.9 -9
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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 Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 446 16.2 37.9% 3.1% 312 22.2 2.9% 16.3%
2012 442 16.1 36.9% 1.6% 226 22.7 0.0% 8.8%
2013 449 16.3 35.6% 1.1% 274 24.3 1.1% 15.0%
2014 373 15.9 39.1% 1.3% 255 22.0 2.0% 7.1%
2015 39 18.6 23.1% 5.1% 42 21.9 11.9% 26.2%
2016 148 20.5 18.9% 4.7% 79 27.6 6.3% 36.7%
2017 324 21.2 7.7% 5.9% 215 26.2 0.0% 24.2%
2018 133 20.1 10.5% 6.0% 95 24.8 0.0% 14.7%
2019 299 20.9 4.0% 4.3% 161 25.9 0.0% 21.7%
2021 64 18.8 6.3% 3.1% 27 22.7 0.0% 11.1%
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Pitch Distribution