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

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 3 3.49 67 0 1 59.1 80 1.16
6 Seasons 18 7 3.01 252 0 1 242.0 258 1.14
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 67 4-3 3.49 59.1 80 1.16
6 Seasons 252 18-7 3.01 242.0 258 1.14

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 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 12.0 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 35 996 147 10 6.8 4.1 84.9 113.4 21.5 37.4 .193 .308 .271 .249 .333 25.9 32.7 7.3 3.49 2.53
Player 2554 379 32 8.4 5.2 86.5 113.5 20.7 34.0 .206 .352 .278 .273 .354 31.1 30.0 7.7
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.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thielbar relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.4%) ,
Slider
(24.8%) ,
Curveball
(24.7%) ,
Changeup
(1.1%) ,


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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 30.6 34.0 25.2 10.2 34.7 32.0 33.3 6.1 19.0 39.5 23.8 4.8 6.8 4.1
Player 33.8 32.2 23.7 10.3 37.7 33.8 28.5 7.9 20.3 36.1 21.1 5.5 8.4 5.2
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.

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 4-Seamer MIN L 492 92.8 12.3 2.8 19 3.2 -3.6 -53
2022 Curveball MIN L 246 73.0 68.3 2.7 4 10.5 -1.3 -11
2022 Changeup MIN L 11 82.7 28.3 -3.6 -11 3.8 -9.7 -72
2022 Slider MIN L 247 81.3 39.8 -1.1 -3 14.3 4.5 46
2021 Slider MIN L 380 80.2 41.2 -1.0 -2 14.5 5.4 59
2021 Changeup MIN L 3 82.4 24.5 -7.8 -24 4.0 -9.5 -70
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 -4.1 -60
2020 Slider MIN L 61 77.5 44.3 -1.3 -3 15.2 4.1 37
2020 Curveball MIN L 94 68.7 78.9 7.7 11 6.6 -4.0 -38
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 -5.0 -76
! 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 -1.5 -8 492 49.4 120 .245 .373 .310 29.6 35.0 25.8 .205 .353 .279 32.4
2022 Slider -1.4 -4 247 24.8 58 .176 .176 .228 28.8 25.9 17.2 .152 .197 .206 13.5
2022 Curveball 0.8 2 246 24.7 65 .234 .391 .274 33.0 35.4 23.0 .203 .317 .234 26.8
2022 Changeup -3.1 0 11 1.1 1 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .226 .415 .266 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 .219 .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 246 73.0 94 22.7 5:00 5:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 492 92.8 92 19.2 11:30 11:45 -15
2022 Slider 244 81.3 36 15.3 3:30 3:00 30
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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 -3 7 5 -6
2022 244 996 -10 -6 2 4 -10
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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 41.2 59.8 49.3 29.0 8.9 75.8
2021 1,106 54.5 68.7 77.8 26.6 58.2 40.9 59.8 49.5 26.3 9.1 82.2
2022 996 52.9 73.2 72.3 33.5 61.1 43.4 69.3 54.5 30.0 8.4 82.1
Player 2,554 53.3 70.2 75.5 29.4 59.3 41.8 63.7 51.2 27.9 8.7 81.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 80 80 87 86 71 88 86 93 97 68 25 67 39 10 84 54 66
2021 58 71 37 19 78 42 3 57 45 83 62 51 35 23 67 38 49
2022 94 92 89 81 95 78 60 99 100 93 55 80 87 39 65 45 44
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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 23.8 5 4.8 0 2 4 2 40.0
Player 24.2 13 17.2 -4 11 12 9 69.2

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 9 10 13 10 9 13 11 13 12 9 13 11 14
2022 5 6 6 4 4 5 5 3 5 5 5 3 4 3 4 5 6 6 5 6 7 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 7
Player 13 18 24 14 16 19 16 17 20 18 19 13 13 15 14 20 23 19 14 17 21 15 13 18 15 18 17 13 19 15 22
! 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 92.8 1.5
Offspeed Velocity 0 82.4 0 82.7 0.3
Breaking Velocity 72.2 77.5 5.3 77.1 -0.4
Exit Velocity 85.1 88.4 3.3 84.9 -3.5
Launch Angle 22.4 20.8 -1.6 21.5 0.7
Barrel % 3.9 12 8.1 6.8 -5.2
Hard Hit % 25.5 39.2 13.7 25.9 -13.3
Sweet Spot % 35.3 32.5 -2.8 37.4 4.9
xBA .207 .222 0.015 .193 -0.029
BA .192 .232 0.04 .226 -0.006
xwOBA .276 .304 0.028 .249 -0.055
wOBA .236 .3 0.064 .271 -0.029
xSLG .313 .418 0.105 .308 -0.11
SLG .219 .401 0.182 .332 -0.069
K% 26.8 28.9 2.1 32.7 3.8
BB% 11 7.5 -3.5 7.3 -0.2
Swing % 49.3 49.5 0.2 54.5 5
Whiff% 29 26.3 -2.7 30 3.7
In Zone % 51.2 54.5 3.3 52.9 -1.6
Out of Zone % 48.8 45.5 -3.3 47.1 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 26.6 0.1 33.5 6.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 29.7 0.4 38.1 8.4
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 59.8 0 69.3 9.5
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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 244 .271 154 42 27.3 90 63 70.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 191 16.9 26.2% 1.0% 92 22.4 3.3% 10.9%
2014 180 16.0 40.6% 0.6% 180 19.2 5.6% 4.4%
2015 31 15.6 48.4% 0.0% 14 21.8 14.3% 28.6%
2020 85 18.3 4.7% 0.0% 71 22.0 1.4% 7.0%
2021 278 18.9 1.8% 2.2% 196 23.2 0.0% 12.2%
2022 220 20.6 0.5% 2.7% 173 24.3 0.0% 12.7%
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Pitch Distribution