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Brad Ziegler
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 41

Draft: 2003 | Rd: 20, #595, Philadelphia Phillies | Southwest Missouri St U (MO)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
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
2018 82 2-6 3.91 73.2 50 1.30
11 Seasons 739 37-38 2.75 717.1 479 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 954 208 7 3.4 88.6 110.1 -1.3 20.7 .222 .310 .231 .262 .276 29.6 13.7 6.5 1.85 2.90
2016 1035 202 8 4 89.1 112.8 0 24.3 .237 .353 .292 .289 .325 35.6 20.1 9 2.25 3.61
2017 697 163 1 0.6 85.7 111 1.1 28.8 .274 .354 .326 .304 .313 36.2 12.3 7.6 4.79 4.01
2018 1067 228 12 5.3 90.3 111.3 -3.9 22.8 .256 .374 .304 .306 .337 41.2 16.4 8.2 3.91 3.98
3753 801 28 3.5 88.6 112.8 -1.2 23.8 .246 .348 .287 .290 .313 35.9 15.9 7.9
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ziegler relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(73.1%) ,
Curveball
(18.5%) ,
Changeup
(8.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.1%) ,


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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%
2018 Sinker 780 483 297 73.1 84.3 211 192 56 45 6 1 4 13 181 .292 .287 .396 .392 .325 .332 92.3 -7 1876 5.8 14.4 12.5
2018 Curveball 197 180 17 18.5 73.8 58 55 9 3 4 0 2 28 27 .164 .157 .345 .249 .237 .202 78.4 15 2113 5.8 42.7 22.8
2018 Changeup 89 5 84 8.3 76.4 30 29 6 3 1 0 2 9 20 .207 .236 .448 .492 .289 .323 88.2 0 1955 6.2 42.2 30.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1 0 1 0.1 86.0 1934 5.6
2017 Sinker 394 199 195 56.7 83.1 114 103 37 30 7 0 0 4 102 .359 .331 .427 .410 .365 .347 88.2 -6 1880 5.7 14.4 11.1
2017 Changeup 155 37 118 22.3 75.8 36 30 8 7 0 0 1 1 29 .267 .262 .367 .403 .343 .353 82.8 5 2006 6.0 17.1 3.1
2017 Curveball 146 113 33 21.0 73.5 54 52 12 9 3 0 0 21 31 .231 .172 .288 .220 .241 .189 79.3 18 2065 5.8 36.3 25.0
! 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 74.5 8.7 15.4 1.4 48.6 28.4 23.1 1 56.7 11.5 19.2 1.4 3.4
2016 65.3 9.4 22.3 3 41.1 39.1 19.8 4.5 51.5 10.9 24.8 3.5 4
2017 65 5.5 23.3 6.1 41.7 41.1 17.2 9.2 45.4 11 27.6 4.3 0.6
2018 71.5 10.1 16.2 2.2 33.3 45.2 21.5 2.2 58.3 7 22.8 2.6 5.3
69.4 8.6 19 3 40.9 38.5 20.6 3.9 53.6 10 23.3 2.9 3.5
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 ARI R 89 76.4 60.2 0.2 0 6.1 -0.2 -3
2018 Sinker ARI R 780 84.3 49.8 0.2 0 12 -0.2 -1
2018 Curveball ARI R 197 73.8 41.1 -0.7 -2 11.1 -0.4 -3
2018 4-Seamer ARI R 1 86 26.2 -4.3 -20 12.3 3.8 45
2017 Changeup MIA R 155 75.8 61 0.1 0 6.4 0 1
2017 Curveball MIA R 146 73.5 40.2 -0.5 -1 10.5 -0.4 -4
2017 Sinker MIA R 394 83.1 51.1 0 0 12.2 0.1 1
2016 Changeup BOS R 243 76.9 59.3 0.5 1 8.3 -0.4 -5
2016 Sinker BOS R 582 84.4 49 0.7 1 13 -0.3 -2
2016 Curveball BOS R 181 74.1 42.2 -0.4 -1 10 -0.2 -2
! 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 Changeup 0.5 0 89 8.3 30 .207 .448 .288 42.2 30 30 .236 .492 .322 25
2018 Curveball 0.1 0 197 18.5 58 .164 .345 .238 42.7 48.3 22.8 .157 .249 .202 14.8
2018 Sinker -1 -8 780 73.1 211 .292 .396 .342 14.4 6.2 12.5 .287 .392 .332 47
2018 4-Seamer 0.4 0 1 0.1 0
2017 Changeup 2.3 4 155 22.2 36 .267 .367 .347 17.1 2.8 3.1 .262 .403 .351 20.7
2017 Curveball -0.9 -1 146 20.9 54 .231 .288 .245 36.3 38.9 25 .172 .22 .189 16.1
2017 Sinker -0.2 -1 394 56.5 114 .359 .427 .373 14.4 3.5 11.1 .331 .41 .346 47.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 225 819 -12 -12 3 4 -17
2009 309 1174 -11 -1 4 8 1
2010 246 868 -10 -3 1 5 -8
2011 240 881 -12 -4 2 6 -8
2012 261 922 -5 -15 3 4 -13
2013 291 958 -8 -12 1 5 -14
2014 269 941 6 -12 2 5 2
2015 243 897 -10 -11 2 5 -14
2016 286 1025 -10 -8 -3 6 -15
2017 205 696 3 -13 5 5 1
2018 299 1067 -1 -15 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 40.2 69.6 86.6 34.7 69.8 45.2 59.2 48.8 18.7 5.2 78.7
2016 1035 41.3 68.1 84.1 35.5 58.6 44.2 56.1 48.9 25.3 3.4 80
2017 697 43.5 71.9 83.5 30.8 71.1 44.5 60.7 48.6 20.1 4.6 84.4
2018 1067 45.2 72.4 84.5 29.7 62.1 46.6 63 49 21.6 3.7 82.5
3753 42.6 70.5 84.7 32.9 64.7 45.2 59.7 48.9 21.6 4.2 81.2
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 85 70 87 95 79 79 85 32 83 9 67 17 85 1 1 5
2016 71 59 74 81 46 82 85 32 44 43 33 69 71 1 2 9
2017 59 13 78 99 12 100 100 85 21 2 63 19 59 0 2 9
2018 49 24 56 83 33 65 71 5 6 13 48 29 49 0 1 12
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 84.5 84.5 0 83.1 -1.4 1.3 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 77.4 76.9 -0.5 75.8 -1.1 0.6 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 74.1 74.1 0 73.5 -0.6 0.3 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.6 89.1 0.5 85.7 -3.4 4.6 undefined undefined
Launch Angle -1.3 0 1.3 1.1 1.1 -5 undefined undefined
Barrel % 3.4 4 0.6 .6 -3.4 4.7 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 29.6 35.6 6 36.2 0.6 5 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 20.7 24.3 3.6 28.8 4.5 -6 undefined undefined
xBA .222 .237 0.015 .274 0.037 -0.018 undefined undefined
BA .198 .261 0.063 .306 0.045 -0.049 undefined undefined
xwOBA .262 .289 0.027 .304 0.015 0.002 undefined undefined
wOBA .231 .292 0.061 .326 0.034 -0.022 undefined undefined
xSLG .31 .353 0.043 .354 0.001 0.02 undefined undefined
SLG .272 .335 0.063 .376 0.041 0.015 undefined undefined
K% 13.7 20.1 6.4 12.3 -7.8 4.1 undefined undefined
BB% 6.5 9 2.5 7.6 -1.4 0.6 undefined undefined
Swing % 48.8 48.9 0.1 48.6 -0.3 0.4 undefined undefined
Whiff% 18.7 25.3 6.6 20.1 -5.2 1.5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 40.2 41.3 1.1 43.5 2.2 1.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 59.8 58.7 -1.1 56.5 -2.2 -1.7 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 34.7 35.5 0.8 30.8 -4.7 -1.1 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 28 -1.8 32.2 4.2 1.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 56.1 -3.1 60.7 4.6 2.3 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 276 .282 164 10 6.1 112 28 25.0
2017 205 .326 107 3 2.8 98 12 12.2
2018 299 .304 183 14 7.7 116 26 22.4

Pitch Distribution