Brad Ziegler
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 44
Draft: 2003 | Rd: 20, #595, Philadelphia Phillies | Southwest Missouri St U (MO)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 4 7 2.25 69 0 22 68 58 1.37
2017 1 4 4.79 53 0 10 47 26 1.55
2018 2 6 3.91 82 0 10 73.2 50 1.30
11 Seasons 37 38 2.75 739 0 105 717.1 479 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 69 4-7 2.25 68 58 1.37
2017 53 1-4 4.79 47 26 1.55
2018 82 2-6 3.91 73.2 50 1.30
11 Seasons 739 37-38 2.75 717.1 479 1.26
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 35 954 208 7 3.4 2.7 88.6 110.1 -1.3 20.7 .234 .328 .231 .276 .295 27.9 13.7 6.5 1.85 3.10
2016 36 1035 202 8 4.0 2.8 89.1 112.8 0.0 24.3 .237 .353 .290 .287 .325 35.6 20.1 9.0 2.25 3.43
2017 37 697 163 1 0.6 0.5 85.7 111.0 1.1 28.8 .274 .354 .326 .304 .314 36.2 12.3 7.6 4.79 3.95
2018 38 1067 228 11 4.8 3.6 90.1 111.3 -3.9 22.8 .257 .372 .304 .306 .338 41.7 16.4 8.2 3.91 3.95
Player 3753 801 27 3.4 2.5 88.6 112.8 -1.2 23.8 .250 .352 .286 .293 .319 35.5 15.9 7.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ziegler relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(73.1%) ,
Curveball
(18.5%) ,
Changeup
(8.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(0.1%) ,


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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 74.5 8.7 15.4 1.4 48.6 28.4 22.6 1.0 56.7 11.5 19.2 1.4 3.4 2.7
2016 65.3 9.4 22.3 3.0 40.1 38.1 19.8 4.5 51.5 10.9 24.8 3.5 4.0 2.8
2017 65.0 5.5 23.3 6.1 41.7 41.1 17.2 9.2 45.4 11.0 27.6 4.3 0.6 0.5
2018 71.5 10.1 16.2 2.2 33.3 45.2 21.5 2.2 58.3 7.0 22.8 3.1 4.8 3.6
Player 69.4 8.6 19.0 3.0 40.7 38.2 20.5 3.9 53.6 10.0 23.3 3.0 3.4 2.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2018 Changeup AZ R 89 76.4 60.2 0.2 0 6.1 -0.2 -3
2018 Sinker AZ R 780 84.3 49.8 0.2 0 12.0 -0.2 -1
2018 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 1 86.0 26.2 -4.3 -20 12.3 3.4 38
2018 Curveball AZ R 197 73.8 41.1 -0.7 -2 11.1 -0.4 -3
2017 Sinker MIA R 394 83.1 51.1 0.0 0 12.2 0.1 1
2017 Curveball MIA R 146 73.5 40.2 -0.3 -1 10.5 -0.3 -3
2017 Changeup MIA R 155 75.8 61.0 0.1 0 6.4 0.0 1
2016 Changeup BOS R 243 76.9 61.2 0.6 1 6.0 -0.5 -7
2016 Curveball BOS R 182 74.1 42.8 -0.2 -1 13.8 0.0 0
2016 Sinker BOS R 582 84.4 49.5 0.5 1 10.9 -0.5 -4
2015 Changeup AZ R 203 77.4 60.8 0.2 0 7.3 -0.1 -1
2015 Sinker AZ R 595 84.5 49.1 0.2 0 11.6 -0.1 -1
2015 Curveball AZ R 98 74.1 42.9 -0.1 0 12.9 0.1 0
! 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 %
2018 Sinker 1.0 7 780 73.1 211 .292 .396 .343 14.4 6.2 12.5 .291 .397 .336 47.0
2018 Curveball -0.1 0 197 18.5 58 .164 .345 .238 42.7 48.3 22.8 .157 .249 .202 14.8
2018 Changeup -0.3 0 89 8.3 30 .207 .448 .298 42.2 30.0 30.0 .226 .439 .297 30.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 0.1 0 394 56.5 114 .359 .427 .381 14.4 3.5 11.1 .331 .409 .346 47.1
2017 Changeup -2.1 -3 155 22.2 36 .267 .367 .347 17.1 2.8 3.1 .263 .409 .354 20.7
2017 Curveball 0.9 1 146 20.9 54 .231 .288 .245 36.3 38.9 25.0 .172 .220 .189 16.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 225 819 13 12 -3 -4 18
2009 309 1,175 11 1 -4 -8 0
2010 246 868 9 4 -1 -5 8
2011 240 881 11 4 -2 -6 7
2012 261 922 5 17 -3 -4 15
2013 291 958 9 12 -1 -5 15
2014 269 941 -6 12 -2 -5 0
2015 259 941 13 13 -2 -5 19
2016 286 1,027 9 5 3 -6 11
2017 205 696 -4 13 -5 -5 -1
2018 299 1,067 2 14 -3 -6 7
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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 954 39.9 68.8 86.6 35.6 71.1 45.6 59.2 48.8 18.7 5.0 75.0
2016 1,035 41.1 68.0 84.1 35.6 59.0 44.2 56.1 48.9 25.3 3.3 79.4
2017 697 43.7 72.0 83.1 30.6 71.7 44.4 62.4 48.6 20.1 4.6 84.4
2018 1,067 45.2 72.4 84.5 29.7 62.1 46.8 64.2 49.0 21.6 3.7 82.5
Player 3,753 42.4 70.3 84.6 33.1 65.3 45.3 60.4 48.9 21.6 4.1 79.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 82 61 84 93 72 79 85 32 88 9 67 17 94 1 1 3 19
2016 77 64 77 83 52 82 85 32 39 43 33 69 97 1 3 7 18
2017 61 16 79 99 13 100 100 85 21 2 63 19 78 1 2 8 17
2018 52 25 59 86 33 68 79 7 4 13 48 29 70 1 1 10 22
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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 21.3 2 2.8 -1 2 3 1 50.0
2017 22.0 1 1.6 -1 0 1 1 100.0
2018 23.3 8 6.8 1 2 4 4 50.0
Player 22.7 11 11.1 0 4 8 6 54.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 4 2 3 3 1 4 3 3 1 1 3 3 2 3 3 1 1 4 3 3 2 4 5 2 2 3 5 4 3 2
2017 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
2018 8 9 6 7 7 6 8 7 6 5 6 7 7 5 7 7 6 6 8 7 8 7 8 8 6 6 7 7 8 6 6
Player 11 15 9 11 12 9 14 11 11 7 9 12 11 8 12 11 8 8 14 12 12 11 14 14 9 9 12 14 14 11 10
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 84.5 84.5 0.0 83.1 -1.4 84.4 1.3
Offspeed Velocity 77.4 76.9 -0.5 75.8 -1.1 76.4 0.6
Breaking Velocity 74.1 74.1 0.0 73.5 -0.6 73.8 0.3
Exit Velocity 88.6 89.1 0.5 85.7 -3.4 90.1 4.4
Launch Angle -1.3 0.0 1.3 1.1 1.1 -3.9 -5.0
Barrel % 3.4 4.0 0.6 0.6 -3.4 4.8 4.2
Hard Hit % 27.9 35.6 7.7 36.2 0.6 41.7 5.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 20.7 24.3 3.6 28.8 4.5 22.8 -6.0
xBA .234 .237 0.003 .274 0.037 .257 -0.017
BA .198 .261 0.063 .306 0.045 .257 -0.049
xwOBA .276 .287 0.011 .304 0.017 .306 0.002
wOBA .231 .290 0.059 .326 0.036 .304 -0.022
xSLG .328 .353 0.025 .354 0.001 .372 0.018
SLG .272 .335 0.063 .376 0.041 .391 0.015
K% 13.7 20.1 6.4 12.3 -7.8 16.4 4.1
BB% 6.5 9.0 2.5 7.6 -1.4 8.2 0.6
Swing % 48.8 48.9 0.1 48.6 -0.3 49.0 0.4
Whiff% 18.7 25.3 6.6 20.1 -5.2 21.6 1.5
In Zone % 39.9 41.1 1.2 43.7 2.6 45.2 1.5
Out of Zone % 60.1 58.9 -1.2 56.3 -2.6 54.8 -1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 35.6 35.6 0.0 30.6 -5.0 29.7 -0.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 28.0 -1.8 33.2 5.2 34.1 0.9
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 56.1 -3.1 62.4 6.3 64.2 1.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 276 .279 164 11 6.7 112 30 26.8
2017 Shifts 205 .326 107 3 2.8 98 16 16.3
2018 Shifts 299 .304 183 14 7.7 116 28 24.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 260 13.3 71.9% 1.2% 156 18.0 7.1% 6.4%
2011 185 14.1 61.6% 0.0% 225 20.3 6.2% 4.4%
2012 231 14.6 55.4% 1.7% 186 22.1 0.0% 5.9%
2013 252 15.4 46.0% 0.4% 168 22.6 0.0% 11.9%
2014 247 15.5 42.9% 0.4% 158 24.2 0.0% 9.5%
2015 293 16.7 38.9% 1.7% 147 24.5 3.4% 23.1%
2016 240 16.2 40.8% 2.1% 215 23.8 9.8% 20.0%
2017 170 14.8 51.2% 0.0% 153 22.3 0.7% 6.5%
2018 302 14.7 53.0% 0.0% 194 22.9 0.0% 8.2%
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Pitch Distribution