Bruce Zimmermann
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 5, #140, Atlanta Braves | Mount Olive (NC)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 5 5.99 15 13 0 73.2 49 1.48
3 Seasons 6 10 5.65 31 27 0 145.0 112 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 15 2-5 5.99 73.2 49 1.48
3 Seasons 31 6-10 5.65 145.0 112 1.48

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
2020 25 107 20 2 10.0 6.5 95.0 108.8 12.4 25.0 .244 .492 .334 .363 .420 45.0 22.6 6.5 7.71 5.81
2021 26 1105 205 20 9.8 7.0 91.0 119.3 13.7 37.1 .294 .531 .359 .378 .445 44.9 19.6 7.7 5.04 6.39
2022 27 1130 257 34 13.2 10.6 91.1 115.4 14.0 39.3 .302 .562 .407 .384 .441 42.8 15.3 3.8 5.99 6.53
Player 2342 482 56 11.6 8.8 91.2 119.3 13.8 37.8 .296 .545 .382 .380 .442 43.8 17.6 5.7
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

Zimmermann relies on 5 pitches.
Changeup
(29.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(29%) ,
Slider
(18.6%) ,
Curveball
(12.9%) ,
Sinker
(10.1%) ,


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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
2020 50.0 35.0 15.0 0.0 55.0 20.0 25.0 0.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 10.0 10.0 6.5
2021 41.0 23.9 27.3 7.8 45.4 39.0 15.6 3.9 29.3 23.9 25.9 7.3 9.8 7.0
2022 40.1 27.6 25.7 6.6 46.3 34.2 19.5 2.3 28.8 24.1 24.1 6.2 13.2 10.6
Player 40.9 26.3 25.9 6.8 46.3 35.7 18.0 2.9 29.0 24.1 24.9 6.8 11.6 8.8
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
2022 4-Seamer BAL L 328 90.6 16.6 -0.2 -2 7.9 1.8 28
2022 Slider BAL L 210 85.1 34.9 -1.3 -4 1.1 -6.7 -119
2022 Changeup BAL L 332 84.6 28.3 -2.4 -8 16.7 2.9 21
2022 Sinker BAL L 114 90.5 23.3 0.4 2 14.4 0.4 3
2022 Curveball BAL L 146 81.0 48.9 -3.0 -6 1.5 -6.2 -81
2021 Curveball BAL L 147 81.9 46.9 -3.7 -7 1.1 -6.3 -85
2021 4-Seamer BAL L 466 91.4 16.5 -0.9 -6 6.3 -0.3 -4
2021 Changeup BAL L 285 84.4 28.2 -2.1 -7 16.4 2.7 20
2021 Slider BAL L 207 86.1 33.9 -0.8 -2 1.3 -5.8 -128
2020 4-Seamer BAL L 55 91.4 16.8 -0.8 -5 7.9 1.4 21
2020 Curveball BAL L 11 81.9 46.6 -3.4 -7 2.9 -4.7 -62
2020 Changeup BAL L 26 84.6 26.0 -4.2 -14 15.4 2.4 18
2020 Slider BAL L 15 84.3 38.8 1.8 5 1.0 -6.2 -119
! 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 %
2022 Changeup 1.8 6 332 29.4 109 .305 .562 .392 18.4 13.8 14.9 .268 .477 .329 36.3
2022 4-Seamer 2.3 7 328 29.0 68 .435 .758 .512 12.0 5.9 5.1 .390 .746 .493 51.7
2022 Slider 1.4 3 210 18.6 72 .288 .576 .382 33.9 27.8 28.2 .273 .520 .372 44.7
2022 Curveball -2.3 -3 146 12.9 35 .182 .333 .246 20.3 22.9 18.2 .224 .398 .290 36.0
2022 Sinker 3.4 4 114 10.1 36 .361 .833 .521 6.6 5.6 25.0 .373 .710 .459 47.1
2021 4-Seamer 1.8 8 466 42.2 111 .392 .711 .496 13.4 8.1 8.3 .367 .686 .476 48.3
2021 Changeup 0.6 2 285 25.8 93 .271 .494 .342 27.0 15.1 21.2 .285 .591 .387 43.8
2021 Slider -2.3 -5 207 18.7 42 .225 .250 .235 36.8 35.7 22.7 .215 .275 .236 28.0
2021 Curveball -2.8 -4 147 13.3 39 .139 .167 .178 42.2 46.2 27.7 .205 .260 .240 55.6
2020 4-Seamer -1.7 -1 55 51.4 13 .182 .455 .331 4.0 7.7 14.3 .239 .578 .401 30.0
2020 Changeup 5.9 2 26 24.3 7 .286 .714 .414 14.3 14.3 50.0 .351 .751 .457 50.0
2020 Slider -3.3 -1 15 14.0 7 .167 .167 .229 44.4 42.9 37.5 .238 .265 .288 100.0
2020 Curveball 8.2 1 11 10.3 4 .333 .333 .575 75.0 50.0 40.0 .027 .028 .370 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 31 107 0 0 0 1 1
2021 285 1,105 5 -15 6 5 1
2022 320 1,130 16 -7 5 4 17
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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 %
2020 107 51.4 65.5 88.9 30.8 62.5 41.1 51.6 48.6 19.2 7.5 100.0
2021 1,105 47.9 66.4 82.1 28.0 57.1 44.5 57.9 46.3 25.6 6.9 76.3
2022 1,130 53.6 67.5 84.8 31.5 69.7 47.8 65.9 50.8 18.6 8.2 67.7
Player 2,342 50.8 66.9 83.8 29.7 63.5 45.9 61.6 48.6 21.8 7.6 72.9
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
2020 28 70 46
2021 3 3 2 3 10 42 16 6 10 22 58 45 51 24 69 67 43
2022 1 1 1 1 19 13 1 3 15 6 98 6 71 15 73 37 27
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 26.2 2 1.5 1 1 1 1 50.0
2021 23.2 14 14.0 0 4 8 7 50.0
2022 23.6 21 22.0 -1 3 13 11 52.4
Player 23.6 37 37.5 -1 8 22 19 51.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2
2021 14 15 13 14 13 16 15 14 13 15 11 12 11 9 11 15 14 16 14 15 16 15 15 14 15 12 16 15 16 15 16
2022 21 22 23 21 23 22 24 17 25 21 20 20 20 19 22 23 24 21 24 24 26 21 21 22 21 23 22 22 22 19 26
Player 37 38 39 36 37 39 39 33 40 38 32 33 32 30 34 40 40 38 39 41 44 37 37 38 37 37 39 38 40 35 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 91.4 91.4 0 90.6 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 84.6 84.4 -0.2 84.6 0.2
Breaking Velocity 83.3 84.4 1.1 83.4 -1
Exit Velocity 95 91 -4 91.1 0.1
Launch Angle 12.4 13.7 1.3 14 0.3
Barrel % 10 9.8 -0.2 13.2 3.4
Hard Hit % 45 44.9 -0.1 42.8 -2.1
Sweet Spot % 25 37.1 12.1 39.3 2.2
xBA .244 .294 0.05 .302 0.008
BA .222 .291 0.069 .321 0.03
xwOBA .363 .378 0.015 .384 0.006
wOBA .334 .359 0.025 .407 0.048
xSLG .492 .531 0.039 .562 0.031
SLG .444 .492 0.048 .613 0.121
K% 22.6 19.6 -3 15.3 -4.3
BB% 6.5 7.7 1.2 3.8 -3.9
Swing % 48.6 46.3 -2.3 50.8 4.5
Whiff% 19.2 25.6 6.4 18.6 -7
In Zone % 51.4 47.9 -3.5 53.6 5.7
Out of Zone % 48.6 52.1 3.5 46.4 -5.7
Out of Zone Swing % 30.8 28 -2.8 31.5 3.5
First Pitch Swing % 29 27.7 -1.3 37.2 9.5
First Pitch Strike % 51.6 57.9 6.3 65.9 8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 31 .334 21 2 9.5 10 3 30.0
2021 284 .358 224 20 8.9 60 43 71.7
2022 320 .407 265 24 9.1 55 36 65.5

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 32 16.7 25.0% 0.0% 15 21.0 0.0% 6.7%
2021 330 18.1 9.7% 1.5% 180 24.6 0.0% 7.2%
2022 355 18.1 9.3% 3.4% 148 24.1 0.0% 14.2%
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Pitch Distribution