Brian Flynn
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 8" 245LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 7, #227, Detroit Tigers | Wichita State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 0 3.86 1 0 0 2.1 0 1.29
2018 3 5 4.04 48 0 1 75.2 47 1.61
2019 2 2 5.22 11 1 0 29.1 22 1.88
6 Seasons 6 12 4.41 102 7 1 187.2 134 1.58
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 1 0-0 3.86 2.1 0 1.29
2018 48 3-5 4.04 75.2 47 1.61
2019 11 2-2 5.22 29.1 22 1.88
6 Seasons 102 6-12 4.41 187.2 134 1.58
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
2016 26 815 153 9 5.9 4.1 89.0 112.3 7.5 23.5 .238 .379 .268 .311 .342 34.0 19.9 10.4 2.60 4.08
2017 27 29 8 0 0.0 0.0 86.4 98.6 12.3 62.5 .308 .412 .498 .309 .309 25.0 0.0 0.0 3.86 4.09
2018 28 1250 251 16 6.4 4.8 90.8 114.5 8.1 35.9 .285 .444 .344 .353 .371 40.6 14.0 10.4 4.04 5.44
2019 29 513 97 5 5.2 3.6 90.6 110.9 12.0 39.2 .315 .471 .379 .380 .409 36.1 15.8 12.2 5.22 6.74
Player 2607 509 30 5.9 4.3 90.2 114.5 8.7 33.2 .276 .429 .329 .344 .369 37.5 16.1 10.7
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

Flynn relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(41.7%) ,
Sinker
(36.5%) ,
Four Seamer
(20.5%) ,
Changeup
(1.4%) ,


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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
2016 56.9 15.7 19.6 7.8 44.4 34.0 20.9 3.3 39.9 20.3 22.2 2.6 5.9 4.1
2017 37.5 25.0 37.5 0.0 50.0 12.5 37.5 0.0 50.0 25.0 12.5 12.5 0.0 0.0
2018 50.6 18.7 27.9 2.8 39.0 39.8 21.1 1.2 37.1 18.7 29.5 6.8 6.4 4.8
2019 46.4 20.6 28.9 4.1 32.0 41.2 26.8 3.1 27.8 20.6 33.0 6.2 5.2 3.6
Player 51.5 18.3 25.7 4.5 39.5 37.9 22.4 2.2 36.3 19.6 27.7 5.5 5.9 4.3
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
2019 4-Seam Fastball KC L 105 90.7 18.2 -1.8 -11 8.1 2.1 35
2019 Changeup KC L 7 82.6 29.2 -0.4 -1 10.6 -1.7 -14
2019 Slider KC L 214 82.4 39.3 -0.1 0 4.2 -0.8 -16
2019 Sinker KC L 187 90.3 23.1 0.9 4 13.3 -0.1 -1
2018 4-Seam Fastball KC L 273 92.2 18.9 -3.1 -20 7.2 1.1 18
2018 Sinker KC L 585 91.6 23.3 1.8 8 13.0 -0.9 -6
2018 Changeup KC L 7 83.6 31.8 0.8 2 13.7 0.9 7
2018 Slider KC L 384 85.5 36.1 0.9 3 3.4 -0.9 -20
2017 4-Seam Fastball KC L 10 92.8 17.4 -3.9 -29 0.6 -5.7 -90
2017 Slider KC L 10 85.7 37.7 4.3 13 9.7 6.3 188
2017 Sinker KC L 9 92.5 21.9 3.4 18 8.5 -5.5 -39
2016 Sinker KC L 289 93.0 19.4 -1.0 -5 13.4 0.1 1
2016 Changeup KC L 29 84.4 26.4 -3.2 -11 13.2 1.3 11
2016 Curveball KC L 14 76.1 56.2 -4.0 -7 11.8 2.5 27
2016 Slider KC L 217 86.0 33.0 -1.4 -4 2.9 -1.7 -37
2016 4-Seam Fastball KC L 248 93.2 16.1 -0.9 -6 7.3 1.2 20
! 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 %
2019 Slider -0.8 -2 214 41.7 54 .289 .356 .357 26.6 18.5 15.2 .284 .364 .335 18.9
2019 Sinker -2.0 -4 187 36.5 55 .413 .630 .474 17.2 10.9 15.8 .338 .532 .409 47.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 2 105 20.5 28 .261 .348 .330 5.7 21.4 21.4 .330 .563 .409 44.4
2019 Changeup -0.5 0 7 1.4 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker 1.2 7 585 46.8 184 .301 .411 .352 14.1 9.8 18.8 .299 .452 .361 45.6
2018 Slider -0.5 -2 384 30.7 74 .194 .328 .268 35.3 24.3 13.7 .271 .462 .349 36.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 -8 273 21.8 73 .391 .531 .460 8.1 15.1 13.9 .265 .408 .337 31.5
2018 Changeup 1.8 0 7 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .118 .142 .106 0.0
2017 Slider 2.7 0 10 34.5 3 .333 1.000 .533 0.0 0.0 0.0 .522 .586 .480 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 0 10 34.5 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .131 .219 .152 33.3
2017 Sinker -6.4 -1 9 31.0 2 .500 1.500 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .252 .443 .287 50.0
! 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
2013 88 340 -4 -2 -3 -2 -11
2014 35 140 -1 1 -2 0 -3
2016 221 815 4 17 -9 -4 8
2018 332 1,249 7 6 -8 -8 -2
2019 137 513 4 4 -7 -5 -4
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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 %
2016 815 46.6 68.2 81.5 26.7 57.8 43.8 55.2 46.0 25.3 7.1 81.0
2017 29 65.5 47.4 100.0 0.0 -- 37.9 75.0 31.0 0.0 6.9 0.0
2018 1,250 46.8 70.4 89.1 24.7 57.3 40.3 48.5 46.1 19.3 7.8 75.5
2019 513 44.8 70.4 85.2 21.6 63.9 40.5 64.2 43.5 19.7 5.5 82.1
Player 2,607 46.6 69.4 86.1 24.5 58.7 41.4 54.0 45.4 21.1 7.1 77.4
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
2016 50 64 62 63 38 76 51 34 54 41 17 69 23 52 78 95
2018 7 3 18 40 2 49 49 2 8 3 18 11 14 33 69 79
2019 14 47 89
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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 21.8 5 4.8 0 2 3 3 60.0
2018 23.1 5 6.8 -2 4 9 1 20.0
2019 23.7 2 1.8 0 1 3 0 0.0
Player 22.6 12 13.4 -1 7 15 4 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 5 4 6 5 5 7 6 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 6 3 4 4 5 4 3 6 6 6 4 6 7 5 4 4
2018 5 11 5 5 7 6 11 6 6 3 6 8 8 5 8 8 5 3 9 8 7 8 9 9 5 3 7 6 10 7 5
2019 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 4 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1
Player 12 18 11 12 14 13 21 14 11 8 11 16 15 11 14 15 10 8 15 15 13 12 19 17 12 9 14 15 17 13 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 92.7 -0.4 91.8 -0.9 90.5 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 84.4 0.0 0.0 83.6 0.0 82.6 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 85.4 85.7 0.3 85.5 -0.2 82.4 -3.1
Exit Velocity 89.0 86.4 -2.6 90.8 4.4 90.6 -0.2
Launch Angle 7.5 12.3 4.8 8.1 -4.2 12.0 3.9
Barrel % 5.9 0.0 -5.9 6.4 6.4 5.2 -1.2
Hard Hit % 34.0 25.0 -9.0 40.6 15.6 36.1 -4.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 23.5 62.5 39.0 35.9 -26.6 39.2 3.3
xBA .238 .308 0.070 .285 -0.023 .315 0.030
BA .198 .375 0.177 .295 -0.080 .333 0.038
xwOBA .311 .309 -0.002 .353 0.044 .380 0.027
wOBA .268 .498 0.230 .344 -0.154 .379 0.035
xSLG .379 .412 0.033 .444 0.032 .471 0.027
SLG .313 .875 0.562 .417 -0.458 .465 0.048
K% 19.9 0.0 -19.9 14.0 14.0 15.8 1.8
BB% 10.4 0.0 -10.4 10.4 10.4 12.2 1.8
Swing % 46.0 31.0 -15.0 46.1 15.1 43.5 -2.6
Whiff% 25.3 0.0 -25.3 19.3 19.3 19.7 0.4
In Zone % 46.6 65.5 18.9 46.8 -18.7 44.8 -2.0
Out of Zone % 53.4 34.5 -18.9 53.2 18.7 55.2 2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 0.0 -26.7 24.7 24.7 21.6 -3.1
First Pitch Swing % 30.8 0.0 -30.8 29.0 29.0 32.8 3.8
First Pitch Strike % 55.2 75.0 19.8 48.5 -26.5 64.2 15.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 215 .267 138 6 4.3 77 7 9.1
2017 Shifts 8 .498 3 0 0.0 5 1 20.0
2018 Shifts 333 .344 230 36 15.7 103 38 36.9
2019 Shifts 137 .379 83 7 8.4 54 8 14.8
! 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 %
2013 88 15.1 46.6% 1.1% 73 20.0 4.1% 5.5%
2014 33 15.4 39.4% 0.0% 28 22.4 0.0% 3.6%
2016 224 17.7 27.2% 5.4% 139 21.0 8.6% 9.4%
2017 12 15.1 41.7% 0.0% 7 17.1 0.0% 0.0%
2018 324 16.1 36.1% 0.9% 233 19.9 0.9% 2.6%
2019 124 17.5 17.7% 0.8% 100 20.7 0.0% 2.0%
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Pitch Distribution