Heston Kjerstad
RF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2020 | Rd: 1, #2, Baltimore Orioles | Arkansas
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 33 30 3 7 2 0 .233 .281 .467 .748
1 Season 33 30 3 7 2 0 .233 .281 .467 .748
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .233 2 0 .748
1 Season .233 2 0 .748
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Statcast Batting 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%
2023 24 124 20 4 20.0 12.1 92.3 107.6 19.3 45.0 .268 .551 .318 .363 .512 55.0 30.3 6.1
Player 124 20 4 20.0 12.1 92.3 107.6 19.3 45.0 .268 .551 .318 .363 .512 55.0 30.3 6.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 30.0 40.0 30.0 0.0 40.0 30.0 30.0 0.0 15.0 30.0 20.0 15.0 20.0 12.1
Player 30.0 40.0 30.0 0.0 40.0 30.0 30.0 0.0 15.0 30.0 20.0 15.0 20.0 12.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 1 44 35.5 16 .231 .462 .369 20.8 18.8 21.4 .314 .554 .428 70.0
2023 Curveball -5.2 -1 25 20.2 7 .000 .000 .000 40.0 57.1 44.4 .242 .795 .420 66.7
2023 Changeup 2.7 0 14 11.3 4 .250 .500 .313 50.0 50.0 50.0 .090 .105 .082 50.0
2023 Slider -2.0 0 13 10.5 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 0.0 0.0 .457 .460 .411 0.0
2023 Cutter 11.2 1 12 9.7 3 .667 1.667 .967 42.9 33.3 100.0 .252 .703 .392 50.0
2023 Split-Finger 1.9 0 10 8.1 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 0.0 0.0 .341 .391 .317 0.0
2023 Sinker -3.5 0 4 3.2 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 Sweeper 1.1 0 2 1.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 33 124 1 -2 1 0 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 124 48.4 58.3 80.0 35.9 39.1 47.6 36.4 46.8 36.2 5.6 57.1
Player 124 48.4 58.3 80.0 35.9 39.1 47.6 36.4 46.8 36.2 5.6 57.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2023 32 64
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 23.6 2 1.1 1 2 0 1 50.0
Player 23.6 2 1.1 1 2 0 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades L 33 24 72.7 .463 .270
! 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 %
2023 47 15.6 31.9% 0.0% 9 19.8 0.0% 0.0%
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