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Howie Kendrick
2B | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 225LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 10, #294, Anaheim Angels | St. John's River Community College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 100 91 11 25 2 14 0 .275 .320 .385 .705
15 Seasons 6421 5950 792 1747 127 724 126 .294 .337 .430 .767
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .275 2 14 0 .705
15 Seasons .294 127 724 126 .767

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 1863 384 15 3.9 90.4 111.6 1.2 31.3 .281 .406 .325 .322 .364 41.8 16.6 5.5
2016 2069 394 23 5.8 90.5 111 1.7 26.9 .263 .409 .305 .328 .359 42.6 17.7 9.2
2017 1310 239 19 7.9 87.5 113.3 1.2 33.9 .270 .449 .361 .334 .388 34 20.4 6.6
2018 557 124 6 4.8 90.2 109.6 8 35.5 .267 .414 .342 .308 .360 44.3 18.1 3.1
2019 1397 290 33 11.4 91.7 112.4 10.8 36.9 .332 .614 .402 .420 .460 48.3 13.2 7.3
2020 384 76 5 6.6 88.8 109.6 7.3 39.5 .282 .450 .298 .332 .382 39.5 17 7
7580 1507 101 6.7 90.1 113.3 4.1 32.4 .283 .455 .340 .343 .386 42.1 17 6.9
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 221 57.6 56 50 15 13 2 0 0 5 47 .300 .291 .340 .438 .299 .342 88.0 3 13.4 9.3
2020 Breaking 120 31.3 26 25 5 3 2 0 0 7 18 .200 .260 .280 .347 .224 .279 87.7 21 33.3 15.9
2020 Offspeed 43 11.2 16 16 5 3 0 0 2 5 11 .313 .288 .688 .650 .413 .386 94.1 5 30.4 26.3
2019 Fastballs 836 59.8 240 215 78 50 17 1 10 23 194 .363 .359 .591 .665 .421 .451 92.7 11 10.2 10.6
2019 Breaking 448 32.1 94 87 29 19 4 0 6 20 69 .333 .284 .586 .532 .396 .359 90.1 10 28.9 12.8
2019 Offspeed 113 8.1 35 32 8 5 2 0 1 6 27 .250 .281 .406 .496 .289 .369 87.7 13 26.8 15.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 60.4 10.7 28.6 0.3 24.7 43.2 32 1.8 48.7 10.2 29.7 4.2 3.9
2016 61.2 12.4 24.9 1.5 22.3 43.9 33.8 3 45.9 11.4 26.1 5.6 5.8
2017 58.6 13 27.2 1.3 25.9 44.4 29.7 4.2 46.4 10.9 25.9 3.3 7.9
2018 46.8 21 28.2 4 28.2 45.2 26.6 2.4 37.1 18.5 26.6 8.9 4.8
2019 48.3 23.1 24.1 4.5 28.3 45.9 25.9 3.4 31 18.3 27.2 8.6 11.4
2020 46.1 11.8 38.2 3.9 30.3 46.1 23.7 5.3 35.5 15.8 30.3 6.6 6.6
56.1 14.8 27 2.1 25.5 44.4 30.1 3.1 42.6 13.1 27.5 5.8 6.7
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 %
2020 Splitter -0.8 0 4 1 2 .5 .5 .45 33.3 0 0 .408 .537 .406 50
2020 Cutter -6.6 -2 27 7 5 0 0 0 38.5 60 42.9 .059 .061 .055 50
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 46 12 10 .2 .3 .215 13.3 20 11.8 .324 .456 .335 50
2020 Changeup 2.6 1 39 10.2 14 .286 .714 .414 30 35.7 29.4 .27 .666 .383 66.7
2020 Slider -1.7 -1 74 19.3 16 .2 .267 .234 41.7 31.3 18.5 .218 .275 .243 20
2020 Sinker 1 1 73 19 21 .389 .389 .367 8.9 0 0 .292 .364 .338 42.1
2020 4-Seamer -3.5 -4 121 31.5 30 .296 .37 .31 11.5 6.7 6.7 .334 .558 .393 30.8
2019 Splitter -1.5 0 12 0.9 4 0 0 .35 25 0 0 .132 .139 .41 50
2019 Cutter 1.5 2 109 7.8 29 .24 .4 .362 19 10.3 11.1 .278 .449 .361 50
2019 Changeup 0.7 1 101 7.2 31 .267 .433 .29 27 19.4 16.7 .29 .519 .364 40
2019 Curveball 3.8 7 188 13.5 34 .387 .774 .488 25.9 14.7 7.2 .461 .873 .543 48.1
2019 Slider 0.3 1 259 18.5 60 .304 .482 .362 30.3 25 17.2 .186 .343 .256 35.7
2019 Sinker 1.7 5 272 19.5 83 .455 .584 .476 8.9 7.2 9.4 .373 .543 .416 50
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 5 455 32.6 128 .327 .637 .45 8.7 10.9 11.2 .367 .795 .495 54
2018 Splitter -17 -1 5 0.9 3 0 0 0 25 33.3 25 .095 .225 .139 50
2018 Cutter 1.8 1 34 6.1 7 .286 .714 .414 22.2 14.3 6.7 .392 .774 .495 66.7
2018 Changeup -0.9 0 43 7.7 13 .231 .615 .346 20 23.1 21.4 .276 .598 .369 20
2018 Curveball -0.7 -1 75 13.5 22 .227 .273 .22 28.6 22.7 17.2 .126 .162 .127 17.6
2018 Slider 1 1 90 16.2 25 .32 .6 .388 39.6 32 23.5 .217 .358 .248 41.2
2018 Sinker 1.1 1 130 23.3 39 .417 .472 .418 5.4 5.1 7.1 .324 .399 .348 52.9
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -2 170 30.5 48 .273 .432 .321 22.1 18.8 20 .321 .503 .368 52.8
2017 Splitter -0.2 0 5 0.4 1 0 0 0 50 0 0 .165 .165 .149 0
2017 Knuckleball -13.9 -1 4 0.3 2 0 0 0 33.3 0 .25 .506 .315 50
2017 Cutter -0.1 0 77 5.9 21 .333 .381 .317 25.6 28.6 19.4 .281 .381 .286 33.3
2017 Curveball -2.4 -3 114 8.7 28 .148 .259 .223 40.4 39.3 27.5 .192 .269 .215 37.5
2017 Changeup 6.2 7 116 8.9 43 .35 .65 .464 27.5 20.9 17.6 .319 .634 .418 35.5
2017 Slider 1.8 4 234 17.9 58 .321 .643 .404 37.3 37.9 25 .241 .531 .319 40
2017 Sinker 1.6 4 272 20.8 67 .368 .491 .437 8.1 4.5 4.3 .276 .406 .353 29.6
2017 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 482 36.8 112 .313 .394 .35 14.4 15.2 12.3 .288 .427 .345 33.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 356 1246 3 -4 2 2 4
2009 416 1577 5 -8 6 5 7
2010 649 2381 -15 1 8 6 0
2011 578 2291 1 -13 9 10 8
2012 592 2146 0 -11 5 6 -1
2013 508 1904 -13 1 6 6 1
2014 677 2526 14 -17 14 7 18
2015 505 1872 0 0 6 5 11
2016 558 2145 -17 -8 13 7 -5
2017 336 1317 -6 2 7 6 10
2018 157 548 1 -4 1 2 -1
2019 434 1666 6 -2 10 8 22
2020 98 383 -4 -4 0 3 -6
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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 %
2015 1863 51.4 69.6 86.4 32.4 66.3 43.9 29.5 51.2 19.7 8.3 73.3
2016 2069 50.4 67.1 86.6 28.3 61.4 42.4 29.7 47.9 20.8 9.2 76.7
2017 1310 50.4 64.4 83 31.4 67.5 41.7 21.9 48 21.5 8.2 79.4
2018 557 52.9 71 85.9 36 61.3 44.5 29.4 54.2 21.2 6.9 81.6
2019 1397 49.5 64.1 91.2 31.2 66.4 43.3 21.6 47.5 17 8.2 72.2
2020 384 48.2 65.9 87.7 35.7 64.8 41.7 21 50.3 20.7 7 51.9
7580 50.5 66.9 86.8 31.3 64.8 42.9 26.4 49.2 20 8.3 74.8
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 61 92 58 36 63 40 37 81 78 63 23 59 48
2016 57 68 46 37 72 47 42 76 78 62 65 58 48
2017 45 17
2018 36
2019 99 100 98 94 96 62 81 90 93 91 33 88 21 20
2020 10
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.1 19 19.3 0 6 15 9 47.4
2020 23.4 2 2.2 0 4 1 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 19 21 23 21 24 18 18 21 18 21 21 21 14 16 18 22 13 21 18 22 12 17 17 19 20 21 21 19 22 16 24
2020 2 3 4 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.4 90.5 0.1 87.5 -3 90.2 2.7 91.7 1.5 88.8 -2.9 undefined
Launch Angle 1.2 1.7 0.5 1.2 -0.5 8 6.8 10.8 2.8 7.3 -3.5 undefined
Barrel % 3.9 5.8 1.9 7.9 2.1 4.8 -3.1 11.4 6.6 6.6 -4.8 undefined
Hard Hit % 41.8 42.6 0.8 34 -8.6 44.3 10.3 48.3 4 39.5 -8.8 undefined
Sweet Spot % 31.3 26.9 -4.4 33.9 7 35.5 1.6 36.9 1.4 39.5 2.6 undefined
xBA .281 .263 -0.018 .27 0.007 .267 -0.003 .332 0.065 .282 -0.05 undefined
BA .295 .255 -0.04 .315 0.06 .303 -0.012 .344 0.041 .275 -0.069 undefined
xwOBA .322 .328 0.006 .334 0.006 .308 -0.026 .42 0.112 .332 -0.088 undefined
wOBA .325 .305 -0.02 .361 0.056 .342 -0.019 .402 0.06 .298 -0.104 undefined
xSLG .406 .409 0.003 .449 0.04 .414 -0.035 .614 0.2 .45 -0.164 undefined
SLG .409 .366 -0.043 .475 0.109 .474 -0.001 .572 0.098 .385 -0.187 undefined
K% 16.6 17.7 1.1 20.4 2.7 18.1 -2.3 13.2 -4.9 17 3.8 undefined
BB% 5.5 9.2 3.7 6.6 -2.6 3.1 -3.5 7.3 4.2 7 -0.3 undefined
Swing % 51.2 47.9 -3.3 48 0.1 54.2 6.2 47.5 -6.7 50.3 2.8 undefined
Whiff% 19.7 20.8 1.1 21.5 0.7 21.2 -0.3 17 -4.2 20.7 3.7 undefined
In Zone Swing % 51.4 50.4 -1 50.4 0 52.9 2.5 49.5 -3.4 48.2 -1.3 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 48.6 49.6 1 49.6 0 47.1 -2.5 50.5 3.4 51.8 1.3 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 29.5 29.7 0.2 21.9 -7.8 29.4 7.5 21.6 -7.8 21 -0.6 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 62.6 63.7 1.1 62.6 -1.1 68.1 5.5 66.2 -1.9 62 -4.2 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 527 1 0.2 .304 .000
2017 R 333 0 0.0 .360
2018 R 157 0 0.0 .339
2019 R 369 3 0.8 .400 .647
2020 R 98 5 5.1 .292 .396

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