Caleb Thielbar
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 18, #556, Milwaukee Brewers | South Dakota State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 0 5.67 31 0 1 27.0 35 1.44
6 Seasons 16 4 3.22 216 0 1 209.2 213 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 2-0 5.67 27.0 35 1.44
6 Seasons 216 16-4 3.22 209.2 213 1.18

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
2015 28 81 15 0 0 0 87.7 97.9 4.0 13.3 .155 .185 .252 .147 .204 13.3 25.0 0.0 5.40 0.94
2020 33 371 51 2 3.9 2.4 85.1 107.2 22.4 35.3 .207 .313 .236 .276 .321 25.5 26.8 11.0 2.25 3.18
2021 34 1106 166 20 12 7.5 88.4 113.5 20.8 32.5 .222 .418 .300 .304 .394 39.2 28.9 7.5 3.23 3.89
2022 35 479 69 5 7.2 4.3 83.2 113.4 21.7 39.1 .216 .373 .319 .297 .365 24.6 28.7 11.3 5.88 3.20
Player 2037 301 27 9 5.6 86.6 113.5 20.5 33.6 .215 .380 .291 .291 .366 32.2 28.4 8.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thielbar relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.1%) ,
Curveball
(24.4%) ,
Slider
(23.2%) ,
Changeup
(2.3%) ,


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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
2015 73.3 26.7 0.0 0.0 20.0 60.0 20.0 6.7 40.0 26.7 13.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020 31.4 25.5 27.5 15.7 41.2 31.4 27.5 9.8 19.6 39.2 21.6 5.9 3.9 2.4
2021 33.7 33.1 23.5 9.6 41.0 33.7 25.3 9.0 19.9 33.1 19.3 6.6 12.0 7.5
2022 31.9 33.3 24.6 10.1 30.4 29.0 40.6 8.7 17.4 37.7 26.1 2.9 7.2 4.3
Player 34.9 31.6 23.3 10.3 37.5 33.6 28.9 9.0 20.3 34.9 20.9 5.3 9.0 5.6
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 Slider MIN L 111 81.1 39.8 -1.5 -4 14.9 5.0 51
2022 4-Seamer MIN L 240 92.5 12.4 2.8 19 3.3 -3.2 -49
2022 Curveball MIN L 117 72.8 68.5 2.4 4 10.7 -1.7 -14
2022 Changeup MIN L 11 82.7 28.3 -3.5 -11 3.8 -9.6 -72
2021 Changeup MIN L 3 82.4 24.5 -7.8 -24 4.0 -9.5 -70
2021 Slider MIN L 380 80.2 41.2 -1.0 -2 14.5 5.4 59
2021 Curveball MIN L 181 71.8 70.1 4.3 7 9.8 -2.6 -21
2021 4-Seamer MIN L 542 91.3 13.5 2.5 16 2.7 -4.0 -60
2020 Slider MIN L 61 77.5 44.3 -1.3 -3 15.2 4.1 37
2020 Cutter MIN L 14 78.8 49.8 -5.3 -12 6.6 0.5 9
2020 4-Seamer MIN L 202 89.8 14.3 2.9 17 1.5 -4.8 -76
2020 Curveball MIN L 94 68.7 78.9 7.7 11 6.6 -4.0 -38
! 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 4-Seamer -1.0 -2 240 50.1 54 .277 .511 .381 28.8 33.3 24.7 .224 .436 .330 34.5
2022 Curveball 1.9 2 117 24.4 30 .276 .310 .275 28.8 26.7 15.4 .221 .361 .261 23.8
2022 Slider -0.4 0 111 23.2 30 .200 .200 .267 29.6 23.3 17.9 .195 .264 .279 11.1
2022 Changeup -3.1 0 11 2.3 1 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .243 .478 .293 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -2.3 -12 542 49.0 134 .227 .403 .300 21.7 27.6 19.7 .225 .487 .328 57.0
2021 Slider -0.5 -2 380 34.4 82 .169 .296 .262 25.8 23.2 16.0 .218 .344 .289 13.0
2021 Curveball 4.6 8 181 16.4 49 .340 .553 .396 47.3 42.9 28.0 .218 .355 .265 34.6
2021 Changeup 3.8 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -2.9 -6 202 54.4 54 .213 .234 .264 28.4 25.9 17.5 .205 .322 .287 24.2
2020 Curveball -3.3 -3 94 25.3 13 .000 .000 .000 37.5 53.8 18.4 .185 .210 .176 16.7
2020 Slider 3.3 2 61 16.4 11 .444 .556 .486 24.0 9.1 7.1 .287 .426 .382 37.5
2020 Cutter -3.8 -1 14 3.8 4 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .126 .276 .179 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 93 68.7 100 25.1 5:30 5:30 0
2020 Cutter 14 78.8 44 10.7 3:45 4:45 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 200 89.8 89 19.0 11:30 11:45 -15
2020 Slider 58 77.6 43 16.0 3:45 3:00 45
2021 Curveball 179 71.8 95 22.5 5:15 5:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 541 91.3 91 19.0 11:30 11:45 -15
2021 Slider 370 80.2 38 15.3 3:30 3:00 30
2022 Changeup 11 82.7 63 12.3 11:15 11:00 15
2022 Curveball 117 72.8 94 22.8 5:00 5:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 240 92.5 92 19.5 11:30 11:45 -15
2022 Slider 109 81.1 37 15.8 3:30 3:00 30
! 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
2013 167 645 -7 -6 2 4 -8
2014 205 809 -4 -10 7 4 -3
2020 84 384 -7 -3 2 1 -6
2021 265 1,106 -15 -2 7 5 -6
2022 115 479 -5 -1 2 3 -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 %
2015 81 51.9 50.0 85.7 30.8 83.3 38.3 65.0 40.7 15.2 6.2 80.0
2020 371 51.2 71.1 76.3 26.5 50.0 41.5 59.8 49.3 29.0 8.9 75.8
2021 1,106 54.5 68.7 77.8 26.6 58.2 40.8 59.8 49.5 26.3 9.1 82.2
2022 479 48.4 72.8 74.6 33.2 63.4 45.3 69.6 52.4 28.7 6.3 86.7
Player 2,037 52.4 69.3 77.0 28.5 59.4 41.9 62.3 49.8 27.0 8.3 81.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 80 80 87 86 71 88 86 93 97 68 25 67 80 10 84 54
2021 58 71 37 19 79 42 3 57 45 83 62 51 58 23 67 38
2022 76 83 77 66 64 69 53 99 99 83 14 69 76 35 58 38
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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 -- 0 0.6 -1 2 1 0 --
2021 24.4 8 11.8 -4 7 7 7 87.5
2022 24.3 3 2.8 0 2 3 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
2021 8 12 15 10 11 14 11 13 13 12 14 10 9 11 10 13 16 12 10 10 13 10 9 13 11 13 12 9 13 11 14
2022 3 3 4 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.1 91.3 2.2 92.5 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 0 82.4 0 82.7 0.3
Breaking Velocity 72.2 77.5 5.3 76.8 -0.7
Exit Velocity 85.1 88.4 3.3 83.2 -5.2
Launch Angle 22.4 20.8 -1.6 21.7 0.9
Barrel % 3.9 12 8.1 7.2 -4.8
Hard Hit % 25.5 39.2 13.7 24.6 -14.6
Sweet Spot % 35.3 32.5 -2.8 39.1 6.6
xBA .207 .222 0.015 .216 -0.006
BA .192 .232 0.04 .255 0.023
xwOBA .276 .304 0.028 .297 -0.007
wOBA .236 .3 0.064 .319 0.019
xSLG .313 .418 0.105 .373 -0.045
SLG .219 .401 0.182 .373 -0.028
K% 26.8 28.9 2.1 28.7 -0.2
BB% 11 7.5 -3.5 11.3 3.8
Swing % 49.3 49.5 0.2 52.4 2.9
Whiff% 29 26.3 -2.7 28.7 2.4
In Zone % 51.2 54.5 3.3 48.4 -6.1
Out of Zone % 48.8 45.5 -3.3 51.6 6.1
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 26.6 0.1 33.2 6.6
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 29.7 0.4 37.4 7.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 59.8 0 69.6 9.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 82 .236 57 7 12.3 25 8 32.0
2021 265 .300 173 13 7.5 92 54 58.7
2022 115 .319 71 17 23.9 44 28 63.6

Pitch Tempo

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