George Kirby
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 1, #20, Seattle Mariners | Elon University
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 8 5 3.39 25 25 0 130 133 1.21
2023 13 10 3.35 31 31 0 190.2 172 1.04
2024 7 7 3.29 20 20 0 117.2 116 0.99
3 Seasons 28 22 3.35 76 76 0 438.1 421 1.08
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 25 8-5 3.39 130 133 1.21
2023 31 13-10 3.35 190.2 172 1.04
2024 20 7-7 3.29 117.2 116 0.99
3 Seasons 76 28-22 3.35 438.1 421 1.08
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 .354 38.7 24.5 4.1 3.39 3.31
2023 25 2825 560 42 7.5 5.5 89.2 115.6 12.4 32.0 .262 .425 .284 .305 .382 40.9 22.7 2.5 3.35 3.90
2024 26 1780 337 27 8.0 5.7 88.6 113.9 15.1 31.5 .239 .401 .269 .287 .367 35.6 24.7 2.8 3.29 3.28
Player 6697 1279 103 8.1 5.8 89.1 115.6 12.8 31.7 .247 .405 .286 .294 .370 38.9 23.8 3.1
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kirby relies on 6 pitches.
Four Seamer
(36.0%) ,
Slider
(22.8%) ,
Sinker
(22.5%) ,
Split Finger
(10.6%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(7.5%) ,
Cutter
(0.6%) ,


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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
2023 44.6 25.7 22.1 7.5 38.2 31.4 30.4 2.3 34.5 24.3 25.5 5.9 7.5 5.5
2024 42.1 26.7 22.0 9.2 33.2 38.0 28.8 4.2 31.8 27.3 23.1 5.3 8.0 5.7
Player 44.5 26.0 21.8 7.7 34.9 35.8 29.3 3.0 34.0 25.0 23.9 5.7 8.1 5.8
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Cutter SEA R 11 92.3 23.6 -0.8 -3 1.0 -1.2 -54
2024 Split-Finger SEA R 188 85.7 37.3 3.6 11 9.1 -1.4 -13
2024 Sinker SEA R 401 95.8 18.5 -2.1 -10 15.9 1.2 8
2024 Slider SEA R 406 87.1 38.3 4.4 13 7.6 3.2 73
2024 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 641 95.8 13.9 0.0 0 9.3 1.9 26
2024 Curveball SEA R 133 83.1 53.9 5.8 12 8.9 1.3 18
2023 Curveball SEA R 324 81.8 53.9 3.8 7 9.2 1.0 12
2023 Changeup SEA R 51 86.6 31.3 0.5 2 16.0 1.6 11
2023 Slider SEA R 556 86.3 39.2 4.2 12 11.0 6.4 140
2023 Sinker SEA R 609 95.8 19.4 -1.0 -5 15.8 0.7 5
2023 Split-Finger SEA R 171 84.9 37.5 3.6 11 10.3 -1.0 -9
2023 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 1,112 96.1 14.4 -0.5 -4 8.3 0.6 8
2022 Changeup SEA R 167 86.0 33.5 2.5 8 15.3 0.9 6
2022 Curveball SEA R 278 80.8 53.6 2.5 5 9.9 1.0 12
2022 Slider SEA R 187 85.5 38.1 2.5 7 10.1 5.2 106
2022 Cutter SEA R 255 88.3 30.2 -2.9 -11 3.8 1.2 48
2022 Sinker SEA R 255 94.7 20.6 -0.1 -1 16.2 1.2 8
2022 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 950 95.3 15.1 -1.1 -8 8.8 1.3 17
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 2.2 14 641 36.0 173 .196 .350 .258 30.4 34.1 23.4 .220 .423 .289 38.7
2024 Slider 0.4 1 406 22.8 90 .253 .391 .294 28.0 23.3 23.9 .236 .422 .295 29.9
2024 Sinker 1.0 4 401 22.5 121 .256 .350 .288 9.7 13.2 14.0 .280 .393 .303 36.6
2024 Split-Finger -0.5 -1 188 10.6 54 .200 .320 .250 28.8 24.1 15.3 .236 .367 .283 35.9
2024 Curveball -3.9 -5 133 7.5 31 .333 .500 .400 32.3 22.6 11.3 .211 .322 .241 34.8
2024 Cutter 0.9 0 11 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .049 .082 .059 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 14 1,112 39.4 306 .234 .392 .288 28.0 28.4 21.7 .248 .435 .306 43.2
2023 Sinker 0.7 4 609 21.6 197 .261 .383 .303 13.1 18.3 17.5 .287 .415 .320 40.5
2023 Slider 1.1 6 556 19.7 110 .264 .377 .298 22.0 12.7 9.8 .271 .368 .286 28.0
2023 Curveball -0.2 -1 324 11.5 84 .265 .458 .315 15.9 17.9 17.4 .263 .497 .316 47.8
2023 Split-Finger 1.3 2 171 6.1 49 .143 .286 .181 35.7 40.8 23.3 .179 .315 .209 51.7
2023 Changeup -6.3 -3 51 1.8 10 .500 .900 .595 12.5 0.0 0.0 .469 .872 .564 40.0
2023 Knuckleball 0.1 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.9 18 950 45.4 237 .221 .345 .257 26.4 30.4 22.4 .208 .376 .266 42.9
2022 Curveball -0.2 -1 278 13.3 64 .293 .483 .350 13.8 10.9 14.0 .312 .504 .371 34.0
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 -1.1 -2 187 8.9 48 .298 .383 .345 13.8 18.8 12.3 .216 .262 .219 34.2
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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Curveball 133 83.1 81 19.4 7:15 7:00 15
2024 Cutter 11 92.3 55 7.8 12:30 11:45 45
2024 4-Seam Fastball 634 95.8 94 18.2 1:15 1:00 15
2024 Split-Finger 135 85.6 84 9.9 2:15 3:00 -45
2024 Sinker 391 95.8 91 19.8 1:15 2:00 -45
2024 Slider 401 87.1 39 9.4 7:15 8:00 -45
2023 Changeup 50 86.6 99 17.2 2:00 2:30 -30
2023 Curveball 312 81.8 84 18.2 7:15 7:00 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1,076 96.1 88 17.0 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Split-Finger 139 84.7 84 11.3 2:30 3:00 -30
2023 Sinker 593 95.8 86 19.1 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Slider 543 86.2 56 12.7 7:30 8:15 -45
2022 Changeup 167 86.0 99 16.3 2:15 2:45 -30
2022 Curveball 274 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 181 85.4 48 11.8 7:30 8:30 -60
! 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
2022 574 2,210 12 14 -8 -5 12
2023 756 2,825 16 17 -6 -5 23
2024 470 1,780 4 22 -7 -6 13
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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 45.5 67.7 52.6 21.2 8.7 84.1
2023 2,825 56.8 70.9 82.4 32.9 60.7 45.2 69.5 54.5 22.9 8.6 77.9
2024 1,780 51.6 73.4 79.7 33.9 62.7 45.3 67.9 54.3 24.9 7.2 85.3
Player 6,697 54.9 71.9 81.3 32.0 64.1 45.3 68.5 53.9 22.9 8.3 81.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 50 46 86 13 22 28 44 63 96 15 45 72 40 12 69
2023 60 25 32 47 84 9 58 43 38 43 100 27 88 85 45 30 47
2024 76 56 48 43 93 7 43 53 73 68 99 47 92 79 43 44 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 %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.0 96.0 2.0 95.7 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 86.0 85.3 -0.7 85.7 0.4
Breaking Velocity 82.7 84.6 1.9 86.2 1.6
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.2 -0.1 88.6 -0.6
Launch Angle 11.3 12.4 1.1 15.1 2.7
Barrel % 8.9 7.5 -1.4 8.0 0.5
Hard Hit % 38.7 40.9 2.2 35.6 -5.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 31.4 32.0 0.6 31.5 -0.5
xBA .233 .262 0.029 .239 -0.023
BA .264 .246 -0.018 .232 -0.014
xwOBA .284 .305 0.021 .287 -0.018
wOBA .302 .284 -0.018 .269 -0.015
xSLG .379 .425 0.046 .401 -0.024
SLG .393 .395 0.002 .364 -0.031
K% 24.5 22.7 -1.8 24.7 2.0
BB% 4.1 2.5 -1.6 2.8 0.3
Swing % 52.6 54.5 1.9 54.3 -0.2
Whiff% 21.2 22.9 1.7 24.9 2.0
In Zone % 55.1 56.8 1.7 51.6 -5.2
Out of Zone % 44.9 43.2 -1.7 48.4 5.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.0 32.9 3.9 33.9 1.0
First Pitch Swing % 38.6 37.5 -1.1 40.2 2.7
First Pitch Strike % 67.7 69.5 1.8 67.9 -1.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 542 .302 258 67 26.0 284 192 67.6
2023 Shades 756 .284 403 32 7.9 353 192 54.4
2024 Shades 469 .269 253 45 17.8 216 134 62.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 566 16.5 28.1% 0.7% 310 25.3 0.0% 12.6%
2023 793 16.2 27.2% 0.1% 353 21.3 0.0% 0.6%
2024 459 17.2 5.2% 0.7% 208 20.4 0.0% 1.9%
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Pitch Distribution