George Kirby
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2019 | Rd: 1, #20, Seattle Mariners | Elon University

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 8 5 3.39 25 25 0 130.0 133 1.21
1 Season 8 5 3.39 25 25 0 130.0 133 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 25 8-5 3.39 130.0 133 1.21
1 Season 25 8-5 3.39 130.0 133 1.21

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
2022 24 2092 382 34 8.9 6.3 89.3 111.5 11.3 31.4 .233 .379 .302 .284 .355 38.7 24.5 4.1 3.39 3.31
Player 2092 382 34 8.9 6.3 89.3 111.5 11.3 31.4 .233 .379 .302 .284 .355 38.7 24.5 4.1
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

Kirby relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(45.4%) ,
Curveball
(13.3%) ,
Cutter
(12.2%) ,
Sinker
(12.2%) ,
Slider
(8.9%) ,
Changeup
(8%) ,


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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
2022 46.3 25.7 21.2 6.8 31.4 40.3 28.3 3.1 35.3 24.1 22.3 5.8 8.9 6.3
Player 46.3 25.7 21.2 6.8 31.4 40.3 28.3 3.1 35.3 24.1 22.3 5.8 8.9 6.3
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 Cutter SEA R 255 88.3 30.2 -2.7 -10 3.8 1.2 48
2022 Sinker SEA R 255 94.7 20.6 0.0 0 16.2 1.2 8
2022 Slider SEA R 187 85.5 38.1 2.6 7 10.1 4.2 72
2022 Curveball SEA R 278 80.8 53.6 2.6 5 9.9 0.9 10
2022 Changeup SEA R 167 86.0 33.5 2.5 8 15.3 0.9 7
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 950 95.3 15.1 -1.1 -8 8.8 1.3 18
! 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 -1.9 -18 950 45.4 237 .221 .345 .257 26.4 30.4 22.4 .208 .376 .267 42.9
2022 Curveball 0.3 1 278 13.3 65 .305 .492 .359 13.7 10.8 14.0 .319 .509 .375 35.2
2022 Sinker 0.0 0 255 12.2 89 .266 .291 .299 11.9 28.1 26.0 .199 .268 .260 27.8
2022 Cutter 1.4 4 255 12.2 60 .362 .638 .450 21.5 23.3 14.3 .268 .432 .314 40.9
2022 Slider 1.0 2 187 8.9 47 .283 .370 .333 14.0 19.1 12.3 .205 .251 .210 32.4
2022 Changeup 1.6 3 167 8.0 44 .279 .395 .323 15.8 13.6 13.0 .283 .485 .336 45.9
! 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
2022 Changeup 167 86.0 99 16.3 2:15 2:45 -30
2022 Curveball 275 80.8 85 17.6 7:15 7:15 0
2022 Cutter 254 88.3 36 5.9 11:45 10:30 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 941 95.3 87 17.0 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 223 94.7 84 19.2 1:15 2:00 -45
2022 Slider 180 85.5 48 11.8 7:30 8:30 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 574 2,210 -12 -14 8 5 -12
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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 %
2022 2,092 55.1 71.9 81.2 29.0 70.7 45.6 67.7 52.6 21.2 8.7 84.1
Player 2,092 55.1 71.9 81.2 29.0 70.7 45.6 67.7 52.6 21.2 8.7 84.1
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
2022 71 55 51 46 86 13 22 28 44 63 96 15 45 58 36 12 74
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.3 13 14.4 -1 15 13 4 30.8
Player 24.3 13 14.4 -1 15 13 4 30.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 13 15 20 13 16 18 14 10 16 13 18 10 10 11 11 16 18 16 14 14 20 13 11 13 13 15 19 9 14 8 25
Player 13 15 20 13 16 18 14 10 16 13 18 10 10 11 11 16 18 16 14 14 20 13 11 13 13 15 19 9 14 8 25
! 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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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2022 542 .302 258 61 23.6 284 165 58.1

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 569 16.5 27.9% 1.2% 320 25.4 0.0% 15.3%
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Pitch Distribution