Jordan Zimmermann
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2007 | Rd: 2, #67, Washington Nationals | Wisconsin - Stevens Point
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 13 6.91 23 23 0 112 82 1.52
2020 0 0 7.94 3 2 0 5.2 6 2.29
2021 0 0 7.94 2 0 0 5.2 0 1.76
13 Seasons 95 91 4.07 279 275 0 1,614 1,271 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 23 1-13 6.91 112 82 1.52
2020 3 0-0 7.94 5.2 6 2.29
2021 2 0-0 7.94 5.2 0 1.76
13 Seasons 279 95-91 4.07 1,614 1,271 1.25
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
2015 29 3103 620 26 4.2 3.1 87.4 112.8 12.5 33.2 .256 .406 .304 .308 .363 32.9 19.7 4.7 3.66 3.93
2016 30 1707 356 23 6.5 5.1 88.0 111.6 16.0 30.6 .266 .469 .341 .333 .366 34.0 14.7 5.8 4.87 4.74
2017 31 2644 559 43 7.7 6.0 89.3 112.4 17.2 37.4 .294 .512 .372 .362 .400 35.4 14.4 6.2 6.08 5.85
2018 32 2076 417 40 9.6 7.2 89.1 111.8 16.8 38.6 .257 .467 .338 .327 .390 38.4 20.0 4.7 4.52 4.57
2019 33 1866 391 37 9.5 7.3 90.3 115.6 12.6 37.9 .297 .522 .363 .363 .415 38.4 16.3 5.0 6.91 6.04
2020 34 108 20 1 5.0 3.6 87.3 106.4 4.2 45.0 .326 .422 .422 .351 .422 45.0 21.4 7.1 7.94 5.37
2021 35 82 23 3 13.0 11.5 92.9 108.2 10.0 30.4 .366 .636 .437 .459 .428 47.8 0.0 7.7 7.94 10.54
Player 11586 2386 173 7.3 5.6 88.8 115.6 14.8 35.6 .274 .471 .343 .338 .387 35.7 17.1 5.3
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

Zimmermann relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(42.7%) ,
Sinker
(32.9%) ,
Four Seamer
(8.5%) ,
Changeup
(8.5%) ,
Curveball
(7.3%) ,


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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
2015 43.7 17.4 30.3 8.5 32.1 41.3 26.6 4.4 32.4 24.4 26.6 5.5 4.2 3.1
2016 44.1 24.2 21.1 10.7 33.7 36.2 30.1 2.2 32.6 28.1 22.5 6.5 6.5 5.1
2017 34.7 26.5 29.9 8.9 35.6 40.3 24.2 2.7 23.1 30.2 27.7 7.2 7.7 6.0
2018 36.9 27.1 27.3 8.6 33.3 41.2 23.3 3.8 26.1 29.0 23.3 7.7 9.6 7.2
2019 43.0 21.7 28.9 6.4 40.4 35.5 24.0 2.6 33.8 23.5 23.8 5.9 9.5 7.3
2020 45.0 5.0 50.0 0.0 30.0 30.0 40.0 5.0 35.0 10.0 35.0 10.0 5.0 3.6
2021 52.2 26.1 21.7 0.0 56.5 26.1 17.4 0.0 30.4 26.1 30.4 0.0 13.0 11.5
Player 40.4 22.9 28.2 8.5 35.0 39.1 25.6 3.2 29.4 26.9 25.3 6.5 7.3 5.6
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
2021 Curveball MIL R 6 80.3 45.6 -6.2 -12 6.0 -3.2 -35
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 7 89.7 17.5 -0.3 -2 5.1 -2.4 -32
2021 Changeup MIL R 7 84.5 34.3 3.3 11 11.0 -3.1 -22
2021 Slider MIL R 35 85.6 29.1 -6.3 -18 3.0 -2.0 -40
2021 Sinker MIL R 27 89.3 25.2 0.0 0 12.1 -2.6 -17
2020 Slider DET R 33 85.2 30.2 -5.8 -16 4.0 -0.6 -13
2020 4-Seam Fastball DET R 31 89.4 19.0 -1.5 -9 6.1 -0.7 -10
2020 Sinker DET R 28 89.2 27.1 2.7 11 13.1 -1.5 -10
2020 Changeup DET R 5 85.0 32.5 1.8 6 12.0 -1.3 -10
2020 Curveball DET R 11 80.0 45.7 -6.0 -12 4.4 -4.7 -52
2019 Curveball DET R 364 80.2 48.5 -4.1 -8 5.4 -3.6 -40
2019 Changeup DET R 39 87.1 30.1 0.5 2 12.8 -1.4 -10
2019 4-Seam Fastball DET R 642 90.5 17.9 -0.5 -3 6.9 -0.3 -4
2019 Sinker DET R 232 90.3 25.4 1.2 5 12.8 -1.8 -12
2019 Slider DET R 589 85.8 29.8 -5.5 -16 3.5 -0.8 -19
2018 Sinker DET R 45 90.8 24.6 1.0 4 14.6 0.1 1
2018 Curveball DET R 331 80.4 49.3 -3.4 -6 5.2 -3.3 -39
2018 Changeup DET R 117 86.6 30.4 0.0 0 14.2 0.4 3
2018 Slider DET R 689 86.7 28.8 -4.9 -15 3.1 -1.0 -24
2018 4-Seam Fastball DET R 891 91.2 17.2 -0.1 -1 7.4 0.1 1
2017 Slider DET R 641 87.0 29.4 -2.5 -8 2.8 -0.1 -5
2017 Sinker DET R 250 92.4 20.5 -0.8 -4 14.9 0.0 0
2017 Changeup DET R 162 86.3 28.2 -0.4 -1 14.9 1.0 7
2017 4-Seam Fastball DET R 1,175 92.2 15.5 -0.2 -1 8.0 -0.3 -3
2017 Curveball DET R 412 80.8 48.7 -2.3 -5 4.7 -2.9 -38
2016 Sinker DET R 5 92.4 22.6 1.1 5 15.9 2.1 15
2016 Changeup DET R 55 87.6 29.1 -0.4 -1 13.1 0.7 6
2016 Slider DET R 527 87.7 28.8 -3.8 -12 3.9 -0.4 -9
2016 4-Seam Fastball DET R 887 92.4 15.8 0.8 5 7.1 -0.2 -3
2016 Curveball DET R 226 80.6 50.5 -1.3 -3 6.8 -2.2 -25
2015 Sinker WSH R 27 94.1 22.3 0.9 4 13.6 -0.5 -4
2015 Slider WSH R 672 88.2 29.8 -2.5 -8 4.4 0.0 1
2015 Changeup WSH R 12 88.7 26.5 -2.4 -8 14.1 1.7 14
2015 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 1,860 93.7 17.2 -1.3 -8 7.2 0.1 1
2015 Curveball WSH R 462 81.0 51.9 0.6 1 6.5 -3.2 -33
! 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 %
2021 Slider 1.2 0 35 42.7 10 .250 .375 .355 9.5 0.0 0.0 .224 .304 .327 37.5
2021 Sinker -13.6 -4 27 32.9 13 .417 .750 .512 0.0 0.0 0.0 .471 .809 .557 58.3
2021 Changeup -2.2 0 7 8.5 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 3.4 0 7 8.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .057 .061 .051 0.0
2021 Curveball -22.4 -1 6 7.3 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .456 1.218 .684 50.0
2020 Slider 2.4 1 33 30.6 8 .286 .286 .313 33.3 25.0 18.2 .252 .337 .307 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 31 28.7 7 .333 .333 .357 25.0 28.6 20.0 .371 .530 .431 50.0
2020 Sinker -3.7 -1 28 25.9 8 .500 .625 .494 12.5 25.0 33.3 .306 .347 .294 50.0
2020 Curveball -21.3 -2 11 10.2 3 .667 1.000 1.017 0.0 0.0 0.0 .295 .456 .316 33.3
2020 Changeup -2.6 0 5 4.6 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .578 .647 .530 100.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -5 642 34.4 144 .289 .563 .384 13.3 13.9 14.1 .300 .599 .400 40.5
2019 Slider -1.4 -8 589 31.6 189 .311 .559 .385 22.8 16.9 17.5 .305 .552 .377 36.1
2019 Curveball -2.3 -8 364 19.5 110 .337 .481 .364 27.8 22.7 16.6 .261 .394 .292 37.0
2019 Sinker -1.1 -2 232 12.4 51 .306 .429 .351 17.9 9.8 11.6 .347 .530 .385 43.2
2019 Changeup -2.6 -1 39 2.1 8 .375 .375 .338 7.1 0.0 0.0 .229 .255 .217 37.5
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -14 891 42.9 195 .313 .620 .413 9.8 11.8 10.9 .304 .607 .405 46.8
2018 Slider 0.9 6 689 33.2 230 .206 .341 .272 27.2 27.0 23.0 .225 .378 .280 32.7
2018 Curveball 0.7 2 331 15.9 82 .263 .500 .323 27.9 26.8 24.2 .223 .401 .276 35.6
2018 Changeup -4.1 -5 117 5.6 38 .432 .757 .534 25.4 2.6 5.6 .278 .427 .318 30.6
2018 Sinker -4.5 -2 45 2.2 11 .273 .636 .459 6.7 27.3 50.0 .272 .535 .343 37.5
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -19 1,175 44.4 285 .340 .594 .426 13.5 13.0 10.9 .281 .509 .365 36.2
2017 Slider 2.9 18 641 24.2 214 .231 .362 .277 23.8 17.8 17.0 .266 .423 .310 26.8
2017 Curveball -3.9 -16 412 15.6 94 .379 .724 .454 21.6 19.1 13.7 .323 .646 .415 45.2
2017 Sinker -3.3 -8 250 9.5 61 .358 .566 .436 13.0 9.8 8.1 .304 .516 .383 40.8
2017 Changeup -1.5 -2 162 6.1 55 .352 .500 .366 18.7 7.3 10.8 .397 .638 .442 40.0
! 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
2021 Sinker 27 89.3 77 15.0 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 35 85.6 44 7.9 12:15 11:00 75
2020 Curveball 11 80.0 40 7.0 8:30 7:15 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 29 89.3 77 15.8 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 27 89.2 76 14.9 1:00 2:15 -75
2020 Slider 32 85.2 39 7.7 11:45 10:45 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
2009 384 1,551 -2 7 -8 -6 -9
2010 134 553 3 0 -3 -3 -4
2011 651 2,425 16 12 -10 -8 10
2012 821 3,158 22 16 -8 -10 21
2013 864 3,078 4 28 -9 -7 15
2014 827 3,021 7 30 -5 -7 24
2015 828 3,091 8 11 -7 -7 5
2016 450 1,707 -9 8 -8 -5 -13
2017 709 2,640 6 -12 -13 -8 -27
2018 556 2,073 -14 18 -12 -4 -12
2019 502 1,866 -4 0 -13 -7 -24
2020 28 108 0 -1 -1 -1 -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 %
2015 3,103 53.6 67.7 87.0 29.6 63.3 42.8 67.6 50.0 19.1 9.7 72.8
2016 1,707 51.8 66.9 87.3 29.2 68.8 42.5 65.8 48.7 17.3 8.8 71.5
2017 2,644 53.5 68.0 87.5 27.7 65.3 43.2 67.5 49.3 17.9 8.9 80.1
2018 2,076 48.1 68.3 85.5 30.1 63.9 47.3 64.9 48.5 20.5 6.8 79.3
2019 1,866 46.7 66.0 87.0 30.1 64.2 47.1 63.7 46.8 20.3 4.9 78.0
2020 108 47.2 74.5 86.8 26.3 66.7 45.4 71.4 49.1 18.9 3.7 75.0
2021 82 46.3 78.9 96.7 25.0 81.8 41.5 46.2 50.0 7.3 8.5 100.0
Player 11,586 51.1 67.6 87.0 29.2 64.9 44.3 66.1 48.9 18.9 8.0 76.2
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
2015 47 30 34 40 62 17 73 68 48 45 93 21 51 63 80 48 54
2016 24 24 13 9 56 31 36 65 54 9 82 8 54 41 84 40 44
2017 7 4 5 7 20 2 17 7 31 8 84 9 54 39 78 45 43
2018 29 25 8 4 70 4 5 25 25 35 94 19 76 25 69 39 46
2019 6 3 4 8 21 9 13 11 33 8 93 13 61 13 53 29 46
2020 8 50 24
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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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 92.4 -1.2 92.2 -0.2 91.1 -1.1 90.4 -0.7 89.3 -1.1 89.4 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.7 87.6 -1.1 86.3 -1.3 86.6 0.3 87.1 0.5 85.0 -2.1 84.5 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 85.3 85.6 0.3 84.6 -1.0 84.7 0.1 83.7 -1.0 83.9 0.2 84.8 0.9
Exit Velocity 87.4 88.0 0.6 89.3 1.3 89.1 -0.2 90.3 1.2 87.3 -3.0 92.9 5.6
Launch Angle 12.5 16.0 3.5 17.2 1.2 16.8 -0.4 12.6 -4.2 4.2 -8.4 10.0 5.8
Barrel % 4.2 6.5 2.3 7.7 1.2 9.6 1.9 9.5 -0.1 5.0 -4.5 13.0 8.0
Hard Hit % 32.9 34.0 1.1 35.4 1.4 38.4 3.0 38.4 0.0 45.0 6.6 47.8 2.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 33.2 30.6 -2.6 37.4 6.8 38.6 1.2 37.9 -0.7 45.0 7.1 30.4 -14.6
xBA .256 .266 0.010 .294 0.028 .257 -0.037 .297 0.040 .326 0.029 .366 0.040
BA .264 .284 0.020 .313 0.029 .269 -0.044 .311 0.042 .423 0.112 .348 -0.075
xwOBA .308 .333 0.025 .362 0.029 .327 -0.035 .363 0.036 .351 -0.012 .459 0.108
wOBA .304 .341 0.037 .372 0.031 .338 -0.034 .363 0.025 .422 0.059 .437 0.015
xSLG .406 .469 0.063 .512 0.043 .467 -0.045 .522 0.055 .422 -0.100 .636 0.214
SLG .394 .478 0.084 .528 0.050 .497 -0.031 .526 0.029 .500 -0.026 .609 0.109
K% 19.7 14.7 -5.0 14.4 -0.3 20.0 5.6 16.3 -3.7 21.4 5.1 0.0 -21.4
BB% 4.7 5.8 1.1 6.2 0.4 4.7 -1.5 5.0 0.3 7.1 2.1 7.7 0.6
Swing % 50.0 48.7 -1.3 49.3 0.6 48.5 -0.8 46.8 -1.7 49.1 2.3 50.0 0.9
Whiff% 19.1 17.3 -1.8 17.9 0.6 20.5 2.6 20.3 -0.2 18.9 -1.4 7.3 -11.6
In Zone % 53.6 51.8 -1.8 53.5 1.7 48.1 -5.4 46.7 -1.4 47.2 0.5 46.3 -0.9
Out of Zone % 46.4 48.2 1.8 46.5 -1.7 51.9 5.4 53.3 1.4 52.8 -0.5 53.7 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 29.6 29.2 -0.4 27.7 -1.5 30.1 2.4 30.1 0.0 26.3 -3.8 25.0 -1.3
First Pitch Swing % 31.5 30.2 -1.3 32.8 2.6 32.0 -0.8 27.8 -4.2 42.9 15.1 23.1 -19.8
First Pitch Strike % 67.6 65.8 -1.8 67.5 1.7 64.9 -2.6 63.7 -1.2 71.4 7.7 46.2 -25.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 443 .336 236 3 1.3 207 44 21.3
2017 Shifts 709 .372 353 5 1.4 356 63 17.7
2018 Shifts 556 .338 266 30 11.3 290 140 48.3
2019 Shifts 502 .363 243 28 11.5 259 171 66.0
2020 Shifts 28 .422 10 3 30.0 18 15 83.3
2021 Shifts 26 .437 15 1 6.7 11 2 18.2
! 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 %
2010 200 15.0 46.5% 1.5% 78 21.0 0.0% 5.1%
2011 751 14.1 60.1% 0.8% 332 21.4 0.9% 7.2%
2012 858 14.7 53.1% 1.0% 483 21.1 2.9% 5.2%
2013 929 14.4 56.0% 0.5% 415 20.9 3.4% 5.8%
2014 818 14.2 61.2% 0.6% 404 21.5 3.5% 9.4%
2015 958 14.3 53.9% 2.1% 426 20.8 16.0% 15.5%
2016 520 15.8 43.3% 4.4% 254 24.5 3.9% 23.2%
2017 704 16.5 33.4% 1.1% 480 24.8 1.0% 12.7%
2018 662 14.7 54.5% 0.9% 293 23.1 3.1% 12.3%
2019 533 15.0 50.3% 0.9% 332 22.1 0.9% 8.4%
2020 9 12.6 77.8% 0.0% 37 19.2 2.7% 0.0%
2021 25 17.9 40.0% 0.0% 11 19.3 0.0% 9.1%
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Pitch Distribution