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 3.55 66 0 1 58.1 78 1.17
6 Seasons 18 7 3.02 251 0 1 241.0 256 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 66 4-3 3.55 58.1 78 1.17
6 Seasons 251 18-7 3.02 241.0 256 1.15

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 35 981 145 10 6.9 4.1 84.6 113.4 21.5 37.2 .192 .307 .270 .249 .331 25.5 32.4 7.5 3.55 2.54
Player 2539 377 32 8.5 5.3 86.4 113.5 20.7 34.0 .206 .352 .278 .273 .353 31.0 29.9 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
(49.3%) ,
Slider
(25%) ,
Curveball
(24.6%) ,
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 31.0 33.8 24.8 10.3 34.5 32.4 33.1 6.2 19.3 39.3 24.1 4.1 6.9 4.1
Player 34.0 32.1 23.6 10.3 37.7 34.0 28.4 8.0 20.4 36.1 21.2 5.3 8.5 5.3
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 Curveball MIN L 241 73.0 68.3 2.7 4 10.5 -1.3 -11
2022 Slider MIN L 245 81.3 39.9 -1.1 -3 14.3 4.5 46
2022 Changeup MIN L 11 82.7 28.3 -3.7 -12 3.8 -9.7 -72
2022 4-Seamer MIN L 484 92.8 12.4 2.8 18 3.2 -3.6 -53
2021 Slider MIN L 380 80.2 41.2 -1.0 -2 14.5 5.4 59
2021 4-Seamer MIN L 542 91.3 13.5 2.5 16 2.7 -4.1 -60
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
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
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
! 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 -1.6 -8 484 49.3 117 .243 .364 .308 29.3 35.0 25.8 .202 .350 .278 31.8
2022 Slider -1.4 -3 245 25.0 58 .176 .176 .228 29.3 25.9 17.2 .152 .197 .206 13.5
2022 Curveball 0.9 2 241 24.6 64 .238 .397 .278 32.7 34.4 22.4 .206 .322 .238 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 241 73.0 94 22.7 5:00 5:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 484 92.8 92 19.2 11:30 11:45 -15
2022 Slider 242 81.3 36 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 -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 240 981 -10 -6 2 4 -9
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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 981 52.8 73.0 72.2 33.3 61.7 43.6 68.8 54.2 29.9 8.6 82.1
Player 2,539 53.3 70.1 75.5 29.3 59.5 41.9 63.5 51.0 27.9 8.8 81.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 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 95 91 89 81 95 76 56 99 100 93 52 78 87 39 65 44 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

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 5 5 4 5 4 7
! 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 77.2 -0.3
Exit Velocity 85.1 88.4 3.3 84.6 -3.8
Launch Angle 22.4 20.8 -1.6 21.5 0.7
Barrel % 3.9 12 8.1 6.9 -5.1
Hard Hit % 25.5 39.2 13.7 25.5 -13.7
Sweet Spot % 35.3 32.5 -2.8 37.2 4.7
xBA .207 .222 0.015 .192 -0.03
BA .192 .232 0.04 .225 -0.007
xwOBA .276 .304 0.028 .249 -0.055
wOBA .236 .3 0.064 .27 -0.03
xSLG .313 .418 0.105 .307 -0.111
SLG .219 .401 0.182 .329 -0.072
K% 26.8 28.9 2.1 32.4 3.5
BB% 11 7.5 -3.5 7.5 0
Swing % 49.3 49.5 0.2 54.2 4.7
Whiff% 29 26.3 -2.7 29.9 3.6
In Zone % 51.2 54.5 3.3 52.8 -1.7
Out of Zone % 48.8 45.5 -3.3 47.2 1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 26.6 0.1 33.3 6.7
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 29.7 0.4 37.5 7.8
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 59.8 0 68.8 9
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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 240 .270 151 42 27.8 89 63 70.8

Pitch Tempo