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 2 2 6.64 4 4 0 20.1 19 1.33
3 Seasons 23 17 3.56 60 60 0 341 324 1.12
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 4 2-2 6.64 20.1 19 1.33
3 Seasons 60 23-17 3.56 341 324 1.12
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .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 26 347 67 5 7.5 5.6 87.7 111.9 19.3 38.8 .261 .411 .338 .295 .360 26.9 21.3 2.2 6.64 3.41
Player 5264 1009 81 8.0 5.8 89.2 115.6 12.4 32.2 .250 .406 .295 .296 .370 39.1 23.3 3.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kirby relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(41.8%) ,
Slider
(21.3%) ,
Sinker
(18.7%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(9.2%) ,
Split Finger
(8.9%) ,


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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 34.3 23.9 25.4 16.4 35.8 35.8 28.4 6.0 23.9 31.3 29.9 1.5 7.5 5.6
Player 44.6 25.6 22.0 7.8 35.5 35.1 29.4 2.9 34.1 24.7 24.6 5.6 8.0 5.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 Curveball SEA R 32 81.9 55.8 5.6 11 9.4 1.0 12
2024 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 145 95.5 13.7 0.0 0 9.3 1.8 24
2024 Split-Finger SEA R 31 84.8 40.1 5.2 15 10.0 -0.4 -4
2024 Slider SEA R 74 86.1 39.7 4.9 14 8.1 3.4 73
2024 Sinker SEA R 65 95.4 18.1 -2.3 -11 15.6 0.4 3
2023 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 1,112 96.1 14.4 -0.5 -4 8.3 0.6 8
2023 Sinker SEA R 609 95.8 19.4 -1.0 -5 15.8 0.7 5
2023 Curveball SEA R 324 81.8 53.9 3.8 8 9.2 0.9 11
2023 Slider SEA R 556 86.3 39.2 4.2 12 11.0 6.4 139
2023 Changeup SEA R 51 86.6 31.3 0.5 2 16.0 1.6 11
2023 Split-Finger SEA R 171 84.9 37.5 3.6 11 10.3 -1.0 -9
2022 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 950 95.3 15.1 -1.1 -8 8.8 1.3 17
2022 Slider SEA R 187 85.5 38.1 2.5 7 10.1 5.1 103
2022 Curveball SEA R 278 80.8 53.6 2.6 5 9.9 1.0 11
2022 Changeup SEA R 167 86.0 33.5 2.5 8 15.3 0.9 6
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
! 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 1.7 3 145 41.8 40 .263 .421 .296 22.6 25.0 18.5 .238 .369 .264 20.7
2024 Slider -2.1 -2 74 21.3 12 .333 .583 .392 18.2 25.0 20.0 .284 .572 .359 22.2
2024 Sinker -1.6 -1 65 18.7 18 .294 .471 .397 15.4 11.1 8.3 .297 .415 .329 40.0
2024 Curveball 0.1 0 32 9.2 6 .167 .333 .208 37.5 33.3 12.5 .158 .199 .153 25.0
2024 Split-Finger -10.3 -3 31 8.9 13 .455 .545 .481 25.0 15.4 11.8 .319 .488 .402 30.0
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 .288 .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 .315 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 4-Seam Fastball 145 95.5 95 18.6 1:15 1:00 15
2024 Splitter 22 84.6 75 10.7 2:45 3:30 -45
2024 Knuckle Curve 32 81.9 83 20.0 7:15 7:00 15
2024 Sinker 64 95.4 91 19.7 1:15 1:45 -30
2024 Slider 74 86.1 43 10.0 7:15 8:00 -45
2023 Changeup 50 86.6 99 17.2 2:00 2:30 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1,076 96.1 88 17.0 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Splitter 139 84.7 84 11.3 2:30 3:00 -30
2023 Knuckle Curve 312 81.8 84 18.2 7:15 7:00 15
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 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 Knuckle Curve 274 80.8 85 17.6 7:15 7:15 0
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
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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 89 347 2 -1 -3 -2 -3
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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 347 55.6 72.0 80.6 31.8 69.4 45.8 69.7 54.2 21.8 6.9 83.3
Player 5,264 56.0 71.4 81.8 31.3 65.1 45.4 68.8 53.7 22.2 8.5 80.7
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
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 84 45 30 47
2024 65 34 40 49 76 11 44 63 89 43 95 31 77 77 35 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 14.1 -1 13 14 4 30.8
2023 22.8 22 21.5 1 12 18 8 36.4
2024 27.5 2 1.9 0 0 1 1 50.0
Player 23.6 37 37.6 -1 25 33 13 35.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 13 10 11 18 15 14 17 10 9 10 10 19 17 12 16 19 15 11 12 16 11 14 24 15 9 9 19 21 14 14 12
2023 22 18 17 22 25 21 25 19 21 18 20 19 21 18 25 23 23 20 20 27 19 20 33 26 19 16 21 24 22 23 21
2024 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 37 30 29 42 42 37 44 31 31 30 32 40 40 32 43 44 40 33 34 45 32 36 59 43 30 27 42 47 38 39 35
! 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.0 96.0 2.0 95.5 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 86.0 85.3 -0.7 84.8 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 82.7 84.6 1.9 84.8 0.2
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.2 -0.1 87.7 -1.5
Launch Angle 11.3 12.4 1.1 19.3 6.9
Barrel % 8.9 7.5 -1.4 7.5 0.0
Hard Hit % 38.7 40.9 2.2 26.9 -14.0
Sweet Spot % 31.4 32.0 0.6 38.8 6.8
xBA .233 .262 0.029 .261 -0.001
BA .264 .246 -0.018 .298 0.052
xwOBA .284 .305 0.021 .295 -0.010
wOBA .302 .284 -0.018 .338 0.054
xSLG .379 .425 0.046 .411 -0.014
SLG .393 .395 0.002 .464 0.069
K% 24.5 22.7 -1.8 21.3 -1.4
BB% 4.1 2.5 -1.6 2.2 -0.3
Swing % 52.6 54.5 1.9 54.2 -0.3
Whiff% 21.2 22.9 1.7 21.8 -1.1
In Zone % 55.1 56.8 1.7 55.6 -1.2
Out of Zone % 44.9 43.2 -1.7 44.4 1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.0 32.9 3.9 31.8 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 38.6 37.5 -1.1 42.7 5.2
First Pitch Strike % 67.7 69.5 1.8 69.7 0.2
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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 89 .338 40 9 22.5 49 16 32.7
! 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 57 16.9 3.5% 0.0% 39 20.2 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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