Bruce Zimmermann
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 5, #140, Atlanta Braves | Mount Olive (NC)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 5 5.04 14 13 0 64.1 56 1.51
2022 2 5 5.99 15 13 0 73.2 49 1.48
2023 2 0 4.73 7 0 0 13.1 14 1.28
4 Seasons 8 10 5.57 38 27 0 158.1 126 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 14 4-5 5.04 64.1 56 1.51
2022 15 2-5 5.99 73.2 49 1.48
2023 7 2-0 4.73 13.1 14 1.28
4 Seasons 38 8-10 5.57 158.1 126 1.46
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .301 .555 .407 .381 .437 42.8 15.3 3.8 5.99 6.41
2023 28 215 45 4 8.9 6.6 88.2 109.7 7.8 33.3 .258 .428 .343 .305 .381 42.2 23.0 0.0 4.72 3.88
Player 2557 527 60 11.4 8.6 91.0 119.3 13.3 37.4 .292 .532 .378 .372 .435 43.6 18.1 5.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Zimmermann relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(39.5%) ,
Changeup
(23.3%) ,
Sinker
(14%) ,
Curveball
(13%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(10.2%) ,


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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
2023 51.1 22.2 20.0 6.7 44.4 28.9 26.7 2.2 37.8 17.8 24.4 8.9 8.9 6.6
Player 41.7 26.0 25.4 6.8 46.1 35.1 18.8 2.8 29.8 23.5 24.9 7.0 11.4 8.6
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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
2023 Slider BAL L 85 84.8 39.7 3.0 8 1.3 -6.5 -126
2023 Curveball BAL L 28 81.3 52.2 0.9 2 6.2 -1.4 -19
2023 Changeup BAL L 50 84.6 30.6 -0.8 -3 16.8 2.8 20
2023 4-Seamer BAL L 22 90.1 19.8 -2.5 -15 5.4 -0.3 -6
2023 Sinker BAL L 30 90.2 25.7 1.8 8 13.1 -1.3 -9
2022 Sinker BAL L 114 90.5 23.3 0.4 2 14.4 0.4 3
2022 Curveball BAL L 150 81.1 48.8 -3.3 -6 1.6 -5.7 -78
2022 Slider BAL L 206 85.1 34.7 -1.5 -4 1.2 -6.3 -123
2022 Changeup BAL L 332 84.6 28.3 -2.4 -8 16.7 2.9 21
2022 4-Seamer BAL L 328 90.6 16.6 -0.2 -1 7.9 1.8 29
2021 Changeup BAL L 285 84.4 28.2 -2.1 -7 16.4 2.7 20
2021 4-Seamer BAL L 466 91.4 16.5 -0.9 -6 6.3 -0.3 -4
2021 Slider BAL L 207 86.1 33.9 -0.8 -2 1.3 -5.7 -129
2021 Curveball BAL L 147 81.9 46.9 -4.0 -8 1.1 -6.2 -85
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 -3.5 -7 2.9 -4.7 -62
2020 Slider BAL L 15 84.3 38.8 1.8 5 1.0 -6.0 -119
2020 Changeup BAL L 26 84.6 26.0 -4.2 -14 15.4 2.4 18
! 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 %
2023 Slider 4.7 4 85 39.5 25 .200 .360 .238 48.9 40.0 37.0 .163 .261 .183 40.0
2023 Changeup 0.5 0 50 23.3 12 .333 .333 .375 25.0 8.3 8.3 .373 .556 .403 27.3
2023 Sinker 1.6 0 30 14.0 8 .429 .429 .450 16.7 0.0 -- .480 .557 .405 75.0
2023 Curveball -7.3 -2 28 13.0 9 .333 .778 .461 20.0 33.3 27.3 .151 .382 .224 33.3
2023 4-Seamer -14.9 -3 22 10.2 7 .400 1.200 .664 11.1 0.0 0.0 .343 .858 .555 40.0
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 .745 .492 51.7
2022 Slider -1.4 -3 206 18.2 71 .292 .585 .387 33.3 26.8 27.5 .277 .528 .377 44.7
2022 Curveball 2.2 3 150 13.3 36 .176 .324 .239 21.4 25.0 19.6 .212 .331 .260 36.0
2022 Sinker -3.4 -4 114 10.1 36 .361 .833 .521 6.6 5.6 25.0 .373 .709 .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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 48 84.7 95 18.8 10:15 9:45 30
2023 Curveball 23 81.3 61 14.7 5:30 5:00 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 22 90.1 69 14.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2023 Sinker 27 90.1 77 15.3 10:45 9:45 60
2023 Slider 77 84.8 14 4.7 7:00 6:45 15
2022 Changeup 323 84.7 96 19.8 10:15 10:00 15
2022 Curveball 147 81.1 53 10.1 5:15 5:45 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 324 90.6 78 18.1 11:00 11:00 0
2022 Sinker 114 90.5 85 17.7 10:45 10:00 45
2022 Slider 203 85.0 15 2.8 9:30 10:15 -45
2021 Changeup 275 84.4 99 19.7 10:00 10:00 0
2021 Curveball 143 81.9 42 8.8 5:30 5:45 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 449 91.4 81 16.9 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Slider 203 86.1 20 2.6 10:15 10:30 -15
2020 Changeup 25 84.6 99 19.7 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Curveball 10 81.6 43 9.0 5:15 5:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 55 91.4 81 17.3 11:00 11:00 0
2020 Slider 14 84.2 17 3.1 6:15 7:30 -75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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
2023 61 215 0 -1 0 0 -1
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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 47.7 65.9 50.8 18.6 8.2 67.7
2023 215 48.4 71.2 83.8 35.1 38.5 42.3 67.2 52.6 31.9 8.8 68.4
Player 2,557 50.6 67.2 83.8 30.2 60.9 45.6 62.1 48.9 22.7 7.7 72.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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 22 74 46
2021 3 3 2 3 10 42 16 6 10 22 58 45 51 19 72 67 42
2022 1 1 1 1 20 13 1 3 15 6 98 6 71 9 75 37 28
2023 8 82 28
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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 1.3 1 0 1 1 50.0
2021 23.2 14 14.3 0 3 9 7 50.0
2022 23.6 21 21.4 0 2 14 10 47.6
2023 22.5 3 3.7 -1 0 2 2 66.7
Player 23.5 40 40.6 -1 5 26 20 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1
2021 14 14 15 11 14 15 15 13 9 12 12 14 15 14 14 15 15 14 14 13 15 16 17 16 15 15 15 16 16 15 14
2022 21 17 18 19 23 23 24 19 19 20 20 23 21 20 23 23 21 21 22 23 20 22 25 22 19 22 22 24 21 24 22
2023 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4
Player 40 36 37 33 42 43 45 37 32 36 37 43 40 39 42 43 41 39 41 42 40 44 48 43 38 41 43 46 42 45 41
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.4 91.4 0.0 90.6 -0.8 90.1 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 84.6 84.4 -0.2 84.6 0.2 84.6 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.3 84.4 1.1 83.4 -1.0 83.9 0.5
Exit Velocity 95.0 91.0 -4.0 91.1 0.1 88.2 -2.9
Launch Angle 12.4 13.7 1.3 14.0 0.3 7.8 -6.2
Barrel % 10.0 9.8 -0.2 13.2 3.4 8.9 -4.3
Hard Hit % 45.0 44.9 -0.1 42.8 -2.1 42.2 -0.6
Sweet Spot % 25.0 37.1 12.1 39.3 2.2 33.3 -6.0
xBA .244 .294 0.050 .301 0.007 .258 -0.043
BA .222 .291 0.069 .321 0.030 .293 -0.028
xwOBA .363 .378 0.015 .381 0.003 .305 -0.076
wOBA .334 .359 0.025 .407 0.048 .343 -0.064
xSLG .492 .531 0.039 .555 0.024 .428 -0.127
SLG .444 .492 0.048 .613 0.121 .500 -0.113
K% 22.6 19.6 -3.0 15.3 -4.3 23.0 7.7
BB% 6.5 7.7 1.2 3.8 -3.9 0.0 -3.8
Swing % 48.6 46.3 -2.3 50.8 4.5 52.6 1.8
Whiff% 19.2 25.6 6.4 18.6 -7.0 31.9 13.3
In Zone % 51.4 47.9 -3.5 53.6 5.7 48.4 -5.2
Out of Zone % 48.6 52.1 3.5 46.4 -5.7 51.6 5.2
Out of Zone Swing % 30.8 28.0 -2.8 31.5 3.5 35.1 3.6
First Pitch Swing % 29.0 27.7 -1.3 37.2 9.5 36.1 -1.1
First Pitch Strike % 51.6 57.9 6.3 65.9 8.0 67.2 1.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 31 .334 21 2 9.5 10 6 60.0
2021 Shifts 284 .358 224 25 11.2 60 43 71.7
2022 Shifts 320 .407 265 31 11.7 55 37 67.3
2023 Shades 61 .343 44 0 0.0 17 6 35.3
! 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 %
2020 32 16.7 25.0% 0.0% 14 20.6 0.0% 0.0%
2021 329 18.1 9.7% 1.2% 177 24.6 0.0% 6.2%
2022 355 18.1 9.3% 3.4% 141 23.9 0.0% 9.9%
2023 39 16.0 35.9% 0.0% 41 21.2 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution