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Bubba Starling
Popularity: ↓ 26%
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #5, Kansas City Royals | Gardner Edgerton (KS) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 64 59 5 10 1 5 0 .169 .219 .237 .456
2 Seasons 261 245 31 50 5 17 2 .204 .246 .298 .544
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .169 1 5 0 .456
2 Seasons .204 5 17 2 .544

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 684 131 3 2.3 81.8 12.1 35.9 .216 .312 .247 .250 .325 17.6 28.4 4.6
2020 259 33 1 3.0 84.2 8.1 36.4 .186 .242 .201 .214 .332 30.3 42.2 6.3
ALL 943 164 4 2.4 82.3 11.3 36.0 .209 .295 .236 .241 .327 20.1 31.8 5.0
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 144 55.6 37 33 6 6 0 0 0 11 23 .182 .253 .182 .335 .197 .282 88.8 10 23.0 26.8
2020 Breaking 89 34.4 18 18 4 2 1 0 1 13 5 .222 .108 .444 .138 .272 .104 83.1 28 66.7 43.3
2020 Offspeed 26 10.0 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .000 .088 .000 .091 .077 .155 64.3 -21 35.7 30.0
2019 Fastballs 395 57.7 124 114 26 18 5 0 3 18 97 .228 .243 .351 .375 .275 .294 82.0 14 13.8 20.5
2019 Breaking 227 33.2 59 58 11 9 1 0 1 34 24 .190 .176 .259 .223 .198 .183 84.7 13 61.3 43.6
2019 Offspeed 62 9.1 14 14 3 2 1 0 0 4 10 .214 .171 .286 .183 .211 .157 72.8 -11 39.0 21.1


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 Curveball 5.4 1 20 7.7 3 .333 .667 .417 66.7 66.7 50.0 .157 .157 .141 100.0
2020 Cutter -6.9 -1 20 7.7 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 33.3 20.0 .244 .266 .226 50.0
2020 Changeup -3.4 -1 26 10.0 9 .000 .000 .178 35.7 33.3 30.0 .088 .091 .157 0.0
2020 Sinker -1.4 -1 41 15.8 11 .222 .222 .227 28.6 18.2 22.2 .351 .386 .348 37.5
2020 Slider -1.7 -1 69 26.6 15 .200 .400 .253 66.7 73.3 42.3 .098 .135 .097 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.4 -2 83 32.0 23 .190 .190 .217 16.3 34.8 29.6 .212 .323 .259 38.5
2019 Splitter -5.7 0 5 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .132 .143 .119 0.0
2019 Curveball -2.5 -2 64 9.4 10 .111 .111 .160 71.4 80.0 44.4 .101 .131 .160 100.0
2019 Cutter 0.7 0 31 4.5 11 .333 .444 .375 30.0 27.3 30.0 .295 .329 .315 0.0
2019 Changeup -4.3 -2 57 8.3 13 .231 .308 .235 40.5 30.8 25.0 .174 .187 .160 0.0
2019 Sinker -0.8 -1 86 12.6 20 .235 .471 .329 17.1 5.0 6.7 .225 .341 .314 18.8
2019 Slider -3.0 -5 163 23.8 49 .204 .286 .213 59.5 53.1 43.3 .189 .239 .187 17.4
2019 4-Seamer -2.5 -7 278 40.6 93 .216 .318 .252 10.6 15.1 22.2 .242 .386 .288 20.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 196 680 -13 -8 1 3 -17
2020 64 255 -1 -5 1 0 -5
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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 48.7 69.1 85.7 30.5 36.4 39.6 33.0 49.3 30.0 7.6 82.7
2020 259 49.4 61.7 75.9 36.6 39.6 43.6 26.6 49.0 37.8 6.2 87.5
ALL 943 48.9 67.0 83.2 32.2 37.4 40.7 31.4 49.2 32.1 7.2 83.8
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 45.8 23.7 25.2 5.3 45.0 35.9 19.1 9.2 31.3 27.5 22.1 4.6 2.3
2020 51.5 15.2 27.3 6.1 36.4 51.5 12.1 15.2 30.3 21.2 24.2 6.1 3.0
ALL 47.0 22.0 25.6 5.5 43.3 39.0 17.7 10.4 31.1 26.2 22.6 4.9 2.4
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 87
2020 78
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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 3.4 0.6 4 2 2 50.0
2020 20.5 1 1.0 0.0 1 0 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 5 4 4 4 3 2 4 2 6 3 3 2 2 3 4 2 4 3 4 2 4 2 3 4 3 3 4 5 3 4
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 81.8 84.2 2.4
Launch Angle 12.1 8.1 -4
Barrel % 2.3 3 0.7
Hard Hit % 17.6 30.3 12.7
Sweet Spot % 35.9 36.4 0.5
xBA 0.216 0.186 -0.03
BA 0.215 0.169 -0.046
xwOBA 0.25 0.214 -0.036
wOBA 0.247 0.201 -0.046
xSLG 0.312 0.242 -0.07
SLG 0.317 0.237 -0.08
K% 28.4 42.2 13.8
BB% 4.6 6.3 1.7
Swing % 49.3 49 -0.3
Whiff% 30 37.8 7.8
In Zone Swing % 48.7 49.4 0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 51.3 50.6 -0.7
First Pitch Swing % 33 26.6 -6.4
First Pitch Strike % 65 70.3 5.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 R 197 19 9.6 .253 .192
2020 R 64 9 14.1 .222 .077