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Caleb Thielbar
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 34

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 5.14 5 0 0 7.0 15 1.43
5 Seasons 7 4 2.79 131 0 0 125.2 116 1.14
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 5 0-0 5.14 7.0 15 1.43
5 Seasons 131 7-4 2.79 125.2 116 1.14

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 81 15 0 0 87.7 97.9 4 13.3 .147 .175 .252 .140 .189 13.3 25 0 5.40 0.90
2020 371 51 2 3.9 85.1 107.2 22.4 35.3 .207 .312 .236 .276 .320 25.5 26.8 11 2.25 3.20
2021 126 15 3 20 92.4 109.4 18.5 53.3 .235 .499 .384 .303 .606 53.3 48.4 3.2 5.14 3.35
578 81 5 6.2 87 109.4 18.5 34.6 .204 .337 .272 .262 .351 28.4 31.6 7.5
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thielbar relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.5%) ,
Slider
(39.7%) ,
Curveball
(19.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 51 34 17 40.5 90.7 10 10 4 3 0 0 1 5 5 .400 .244 .700 .544 .473 .325 98.7 16 2368 6.3 26.5 33.3
2021 Slider 50 32 18 39.7 79.3 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 .000 .054 .000 .065 .000 .050 80.9 26 2456 6.2 33.3 37.5
2021 Curveball 25 22 3 19.8 70.1 10 10 5 3 0 0 2 4 6 .500 .406 1.100 .887 .679 .535 94.7 16 2446 6.3 46.2 36.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 202 139 63 54.4 89.8 54 47 10 9 1 0 0 14 33 .213 .205 .234 .322 .261 .286 84.9 27 2421 6.5 28.4 17.5
2020 Curveball 94 79 15 25.3 68.7 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 .000 .185 .000 .210 .000 .176 84.6 15 2556 6.5 37.5 18.4
2020 Slider 61 36 25 16.4 77.5 11 9 4 3 1 0 0 1 8 .444 .284 .556 .423 .480 .379 79.6 11 2502 6.5 24.0 7.1
2020 Cutter 14 2 12 3.8 78.8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .126 .000 .276 .000 .180 72.9 -1 2494 6.3 20.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 73.3 26.7 0 0 20 60 20 6.7 40 26.7 13.3 0 0
2020 31.4 21.6 31.4 15.7 41.2 31.4 27.5 9.8 19.6 39.2 21.6 5.9 3.9
2021 40 26.7 26.7 6.7 53.3 26.7 20 0 26.7 20 33.3 0 20
40.7 23.5 24.7 11.1 39.5 35.8 24.7 7.4 24.7 33.3 22.2 3.7 6.2
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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
2021 Curveball MIN L 25 70.1 74.2 5.3 8 9.3 -3.3 -26
2021 4-Seamer MIN L 51 90.7 13.2 2.6 17 2.6 -4.3 -62
2021 Slider MIN L 50 79.3 41.7 -2.1 -5 15.1 5.6 58
2020 Cutter MIN L 14 78.8 49.8 -5.3 -12 6.6 0.5 8
2020 4-Seamer MIN L 202 89.8 14.3 2.8 17 1.5 -4.7 -75
2020 Curveball MIN L 94 68.7 78.9 7.7 11 6.6 -4 -38
2020 Slider MIN L 61 77.5 44.3 -1.2 -3 15.2 4.3 39
! 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 %
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 0 51 40.5 10 .4 .7 .47 26.5 50 33.3 .244 .544 .325 80
2021 Slider -7.6 -4 50 39.7 10 0 0 0 33.3 60 37.5 .054 .065 .05 0
2021 Curveball 22 6 25 19.8 10 .5 1.1 .67 46.2 40 36.4 .406 .887 .535 66.7
2020 Cutter -3.8 -1 14 3.8 4 0 0 0 20 0 0 .126 .276 .179 25
2020 Slider 3.3 2 61 16.4 11 .444 .556 .486 24 9.1 7.1 .284 .423 .379 37.5
2020 Curveball -3.2 -3 94 25.3 13 0 0 0 37.5 53.8 18.4 .185 .21 .176 16.7
2020 4-Seamer -2.9 -6 202 54.4 54 .213 .234 .264 28.4 25.9 17.5 .205 .322 .286 24.2
! 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 11:30 11:45 -15
2020 Slider 59 77.6 44 16 3:45 3:00 45
2021 Curveball 25 70.1 98 23.7 5:15 5:15 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 51 90.7 90 19.7 11:30 11:45 -15
2021 Slider 49 79.3 41 16.1 3:45 3:00 45
! 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 -7
2014 205 809 -4 -10 7 4 -3
2020 84 384 -7 -3 2 1 -6
2021 30 126 2 0 0 0 2
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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 85.7 30.8 83.3 38.3 65 40.7 15.2 6.2 80
2020 371 51.2 71.1 76.3 26.5 50 41.5 59.8 49.3 29 8.9 75.8
2021 126 61.1 71.4 72.7 26.5 46.2 38.1 54.8 54 32.4 15.1 84.2
578 53.5 68.3 76.3 27.1 54.8 40.3 59.4 49.1 28.2 9.9 78.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2020 81 80 87 86 70 88 86 93 97 68 25 67 81 10 83 57
2021 62 56 29 18 86 24 4 16 10 98 88 77 62
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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 0.4 0 1 1 0
2021 25.4 3 3 0 0 0 3 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
2021 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.1 90.7 1.6
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 72.2 76.2 4
Exit Velocity 85.1 92.4 7.3
Launch Angle 22.4 18.5 -3.9
Barrel % 3.9 20 16.1
Hard Hit % 25.5 53.3 27.8
Sweet Spot % 35.3 53.3 18
xBA .207 .235 0.028
BA .192 .3 0.108
xwOBA .276 .303 0.027
wOBA .236 .384 0.148
xSLG .312 .499 0.187
SLG .219 .6 0.381
K% 26.8 48.4 21.6
BB% 11 3.2 -7.8
Swing % 49.3 54 4.7
Whiff% 29 32.4 3.4
In Zone % 51.2 61.1 9.9
Out of Zone % 48.8 38.9 -9.9
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 26.5 0
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 29 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 54.8 -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 30 .384 20 2 10.0 10 6 60.0

Pitch Distribution