Bubba Starling
CF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #5, Kansas City Royals | Gardner Edgerton (KS) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 197 186 26 40 4 2 .215 .255 .317 .572
2020 64 59 5 10 1 0 .169 .219 .237 .456
2 Seasons 261 245 31 50 5 2 .204 .246 .298 .544
AVG HR SB OPS
2019 .215 4 2 .572
2020 .169 1 0 .456
2 Seasons .204 5 2 .544
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2019 26 684 131 3 2.3 1.5 81.8 106.9 12.1 36.6 .210 .303 .247 .243 .315 17.6 28.4 4.6
2020 27 259 33 1 3.0 1.6 84.2 109.4 8.1 36.4 .191 .250 .204 .223 .348 30.3 42.2 6.3
Player 943 164 4 2.4 1.5 82.3 109.4 11.3 36.6 .206 .290 .237 .238 .322 20.1 31.8 5.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 45.8 23.7 25.2 5.3 45.0 35.9 19.1 9.9 31.3 27.5 22.1 4.6 2.3 1.5
2020 51.5 18.2 24.2 6.1 36.4 51.5 12.1 15.2 30.3 21.2 24.2 6.1 3.0 1.6
Player 47.0 22.6 25.0 5.5 43.3 39.0 17.7 11.0 31.1 26.2 22.6 4.9 2.4 1.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.5 -3 83 32.0 23 .190 .190 .217 14.0 30.4 26.9 .232 .344 .285 35.7
2020 Slider -2.0 -1 71 27.4 16 .188 .375 .238 71.1 75.0 46.2 .094 .136 .099 0.0
2020 Sinker -0.3 0 41 15.8 11 .222 .222 .227 31.8 27.3 30.0 .313 .348 .316 42.9
2020 Changeup -3.7 -1 26 10.0 9 .000 .000 .178 35.7 33.3 30.0 .099 .102 .162 0.0
2020 Cutter -5.9 -1 16 6.2 2 .000 .000 .000 22.2 0.0 0.0 .382 .439 .386 50.0
2020 Curveball 7.4 1 15 5.8 2 .500 1.000 .625 25.0 50.0 33.3 .243 .254 .219 100.0
2020 Sweeper -5.9 0 7 2.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -2.7 -7 278 40.6 93 .216 .318 .249 10.4 15.1 22.2 .234 .372 .279 20.3
2019 Slider -3.6 -5 147 21.5 44 .182 .273 .197 58.3 54.5 44.4 .167 .218 .168 15.0
2019 Sinker -1.0 -1 86 12.6 20 .235 .471 .329 17.1 5.0 6.7 .206 .322 .303 18.8
2019 Curveball -1.8 -1 62 9.1 10 .111 .111 .160 69.2 80.0 44.4 .099 .130 .158 100.0
2019 Changeup -4.4 -3 57 8.3 13 .231 .308 .235 40.5 30.8 25.0 .179 .195 .163 0.0
2019 Cutter 1.9 1 34 5.0 14 .417 .500 .427 26.1 21.4 30.0 .361 .397 .358 10.0
2019 Sweeper -3.7 -1 15 2.2 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2019 Split-Finger -5.6 0 5 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .145 .158 .136 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 197 684 -13 -8 1 3 -17
2020 64 259 -1 -5 0 0 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 684 48.5 70.2 84.5 30.4 36.4 39.6 34.0 49.7 29.7 7.6 84.6
2020 259 49.4 64.1 73.2 37.4 38.8 43.6 31.3 50.6 36.6 6.2 87.5
Player 943 48.8 68.5 81.6 32.3 37.2 40.7 33.3 49.9 31.6 7.2 85.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2019 48 87
2020 64 77 87
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 20.2 4 3.9 0 4 2 2 50.0
2020 20.5 1 1.0 0 2 1 0 0.0
Player 20.2 5 5.0 0 6 3 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 6 4 3 3 3 6 3 2 2 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 6 6 5 3 4 2 5 6 3 3
2020 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Player 5 7 5 6 4 4 7 4 3 3 4 6 6 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 5 6 8 5 4 4 3 6 7 4 3
! 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 2019 2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 81.8 84.2 2.4
Launch Angle 12.1 8.1 -4.0
Barrel % 2.3 3.0 0.7
Hard Hit % 17.6 30.3 12.7
Sweet Spot % 36.6 36.4 -0.2
xBA .210 .191 -0.019
BA .215 .169 -0.046
xwOBA .243 .223 -0.020
wOBA .247 .204 -0.043
xSLG .303 .250 -0.053
SLG .317 .237 -0.080
K% 28.4 42.2 13.8
BB% 4.6 6.3 1.7
Swing % 49.7 50.6 0.9
Whiff% 29.7 36.6 6.9
In Zone % 48.5 49.4 0.9
Out of Zone % 51.5 50.6 -0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 30.4 37.4 7.0
First Pitch Swing % 34.0 31.3 -2.7
First Pitch Strike % 65.0 70.3 5.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2019 Shifts R 197 25 12.7 .255 .195
2020 Shifts R 64 9 14.1 .225 .078
! 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 %
2019 195 16.4 36.4% 0.0% 104 22.2 1.0% 10.6%
2020 69 16.5 36.2% 1.4% 38 21.2 2.6% 0.0%
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