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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 7 0 3.23 59 0 0 64.0 77 1.17
5 Seasons 14 4 2.86 185 0 0 182.2 178 1.14
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 59 7-0 3.23 64.0 77 1.17
5 Seasons 185 14-4 2.86 182.2 178 1.14

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 28 81 15 0 0 87.7 97.9 4 13.3 .147 .175 .252 .140 .189 13.3 25 0 5.40 0.91
2020 33 371 51 2 3.9 85.1 107.2 22.4 35.3 .207 .313 .236 .276 .321 25.5 26.8 11 2.25 3.20
2021 34 1106 166 20 12 88.4 113.5 20.8 32.5 .220 .412 .300 .303 .393 39.2 28.9 7.5 3.23 3.92
1558 232 22 9.5 87.6 113.5 20.2 31.9 .213 .376 .283 .288 .364 34.5 28.3 7.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thielbar relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49%) ,
Slider
(34.4%) ,
Curveball
(16.4%) ,
Changeup
(0.3%) ,


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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 542 367 175 49.0 91.3 134 119 27 14 9 0 4 37 86 .227 .223 .403 .481 .297 .326 92.3 23 2309 6.3 21.7 19.7
2021 Slider 380 194 186 34.4 80.2 82 71 12 7 3 0 2 19 54 .169 .216 .296 .339 .249 .288 79.7 22 2380 6.2 25.8 16.0
2021 Curveball 180 160 20 16.3 71.8 48 46 16 10 4 0 2 20 26 .348 .220 .565 .358 .399 .268 83.0 0 2383 6.3 46.6 27.0
2021 Changeup 3 2 1 0.3 82.4 2167 6.1 0.0
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 .287 .556 .426 .480 .381 79.6 11 2495 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 33.7 33.1 23.5 9.6 41 33.7 25.3 9 19.9 33.1 19.3 6.6 12
35.8 30.2 23.7 10.3 39.7 34.9 25.4 9.1 21.1 34.1 19.4 6 9.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Changeup MIN L 3 82.4 24.5 -7.8 -24 4 -9.4 -70
2021 4-Seamer MIN L 542 91.3 13.5 2.5 16 2.7 -4 -60
2021 Curveball MIN L 180 71.8 70.1 4.3 7 9.8 -2.6 -21
2021 Slider MIN L 379 80.2 41.2 -1 -2 14.4 5.4 60
2020 Slider MIN L 60 77.6 44.4 -1.1 -2 15.2 4.4 40
2020 4-Seamer MIN L 202 89.8 14.3 2.8 17 1.5 -4.7 -75
2020 Cutter MIN L 14 78.8 49.8 -5.3 -12 6.6 0.5 8
2020 Curveball MIN L 94 68.7 78.9 7.7 11 6.6 -4 -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 %
2021 Curveball 4.7 9 181 16.4 49 .34 .553 .396 47.3 42.9 28 .216 .35 .263 34.6
2021 Slider -0.7 -3 380 34.4 82 .169 .296 .251 25.8 23.2 16 .216 .339 .288 13
2021 4-Seamer -2.2 -12 542 49 134 .227 .403 .3 21.7 27.6 19.7 .223 .481 .327 57
2021 Changeup 3.9 0 3 0.3 0 0
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 .287 .426 .382 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 .287 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 58 77.6 43 16 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 11:30 11:45 -15
2021 Slider 370 80.2 38 15.3 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 -7
2014 205 809 -4 -10 7 4 -3
2020 84 384 -7 -3 2 1 -6
2021 265 1106 -14 -3 6 5 -6
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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 1106 54.5 68.7 77.8 26.6 58.2 40.8 59.8 49.5 26.3 9.1 82.2
1558 53.6 68.3 77.7 26.8 57.7 40.8 60.1 49 26.4 8.9 80.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2020 80 79 87 86 70 88 86 93 97 68 25 67 80 10 84 58
2021 56 71 35 17 79 42 3 57 45 83 62 51 56 22 66 39
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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 24.4 8 11.2 -3 9 4 8 100

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 8 13 15 11 11 11 10 13 13 12 14 9 9 11 11 11 10 10 12 10 9 10 9 13 11 13 11 9 13 10 12
! 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 91.3 2.2
Offspeed Velocity 0 82.4 0
Breaking Velocity 72.2 77.5 5.3
Exit Velocity 85.1 88.4 3.3
Launch Angle 22.4 20.8 -1.6
Barrel % 3.9 12 8.1
Hard Hit % 25.5 39.2 13.7
Sweet Spot % 35.3 32.5 -2.8
xBA .207 .22 0.013
BA .192 .232 0.04
xwOBA .276 .303 0.027
wOBA .236 .3 0.064
xSLG .313 .412 0.099
SLG .219 .401 0.182
K% 26.8 28.9 2.1
BB% 11 7.5 -3.5
Swing % 49.3 49.5 0.2
Whiff% 29 26.3 -2.7
In Zone % 51.2 54.5 3.3
Out of Zone % 48.8 45.5 -3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 26.6 0.1
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 29.7 0.4
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 59.8 0
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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

Pitch Distribution