Bubba Starling
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 30

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

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 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 6.7 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.




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 44.9 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.

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-Seamer -3.5 -3 83 32.0 23 .190 .190 .217 14.0 30.4 26.9 .232 .344 .285 35.7
2020 Slider -2.3 -2 78 30.1 17 .176 .353 .224 69.2 76.5 44.8 .088 .128 .093 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
2019 4-Seamer -2.7 -7 278 40.6 93 .216 .318 .249 10.4 15.1 22.2 .234 .372 .279 20.3
2019 Slider -3.2 -5 154 22.5 46 .196 .283 .208 56.8 52.2 43.6 .183 .233 .182 13.6
2019 Sinker -0.9 -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 1.2 0 32 4.7 12 .400 .500 .423 28.6 25.0 30.0 .328 .363 .335 12.5
2019 Sweeper -5.9 -1 10 1.5 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 40.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 Splitter -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 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 84
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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 3.8 0 4 3 2 50.0
2020 20.5 1 1.0 0 2 1 0 0.0
Player 20.2 5 4.8 0 6 4 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 5 4 4 3 4 2 5 4 6 3 3 2 2 3 6 2 6 2 3 6 3 3 3 4 3 5 4 6 3 6
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
Player 5 6 5 5 4 5 2 6 5 7 6 4 3 3 4 7 3 7 2 4 7 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 6 4 8
! 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 +/-  
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 % 36.6 36.4 -0.2
xBA .21 .191 -0.019
BA .215 .169 -0.046
xwOBA .243 .223 -0.02
wOBA .247 .204 -0.043
xSLG .303 .25 -0.053
SLG .317 .237 -0.08
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
First Pitch Swing % 34 31.3 -2.7
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 .225 .078

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 196 16.4 36.2% 0.5% 106 22.2 0.9% 12.3%
2020 69 16.5 36.2% 1.4% 39 21.4 2.6% 2.6%
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