Kelvin Herrera
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 220LBS | Age: 33
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 2 3 2.44 48 0 17 44.1 38 1.20
2019 3 3 6.14 57 0 1 51.1 53 1.62
2020 0 0 15.43 2 0 0 2.1 3 1.71
10 Seasons 27 32 3.21 522 0 61 513.2 510 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 48 2-3 2.44 44.1 38 1.20
2019 57 3-3 6.14 51.1 53 1.62
2020 2 0-0 15.43 2.1 3 1.71
10 Seasons 522 27-32 3.21 513.2 510 1.20
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
2015 25 1089 194 9 4.6 3.1 86.9 110.2 10.8 30.4 .226 .351 .258 .296 .342 29.9 22.4 9.1 2.71 3.59
2016 26 1091 182 9 4.9 3.2 88.6 112.5 12.5 28.0 .207 .321 .257 .251 .334 33.5 30.4 4.2 2.75 2.61
2017 27 994 182 15 8.2 5.8 88.0 110.4 8.9 31.9 .247 .441 .327 .315 .375 38.7 21.7 7.4 4.25 4.27
2018 28 696 135 7 5.2 3.8 87.7 110.8 17.6 32.6 .240 .399 .298 .300 .354 36.3 20.7 5.4 2.44 3.79
2019 29 908 158 13 8.2 5.5 86.7 112.4 18.0 36.1 .263 .430 .339 .320 .386 31.6 22.6 9.8 6.14 4.54
2020 30 37 7 1 14.3 9.1 91.6 108.3 28.6 57.1 .276 .604 .504 .394 .519 42.9 27.3 9.1 15.43 7.08
Player 4815 858 54 6.3 4.3 87.6 112.5 13.3 31.8 .235 .386 .295 .296 .359 34.0 23.9 7.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Herrera relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(48.6%) ,
Changeup
(21.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(18.9%) ,
Slider
(5.4%) ,
Cutter
(2.7%) ,
Curveball
(2.7%) ,


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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 46.4 21.1 26.3 6.2 30.9 34.0 35.1 6.7 30.9 21.1 26.8 4.6 4.6 3.1
2016 45.6 24.2 24.7 5.5 36.8 32.4 30.8 2.2 35.2 24.7 25.8 5.5 4.9 3.2
2017 46.7 25.3 23.6 4.4 27.5 45.1 27.5 2.2 37.4 20.9 22.5 6.6 8.2 5.8
2018 37.8 31.1 23.0 8.1 34.8 31.9 33.3 4.4 28.1 31.1 20.0 8.9 5.2 3.8
2019 38.6 22.2 27.2 12.0 38.6 31.6 29.7 4.4 25.3 29.7 28.5 2.5 8.2 5.5
2020 14.3 28.6 42.9 14.3 42.9 14.3 42.9 0.0 14.3 28.6 28.6 14.3 14.3 9.1
Player 43.2 24.5 25.2 7.1 33.6 35.1 31.4 4.0 31.6 25.1 24.9 5.6 6.3 4.3
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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
2020 Changeup CWS R 8 86.2 31.3 0.8 3 12.4 -1.3 -9
2020 Slider CWS R 2 81.3 45.4 4.4 11 11.9 5.3 79
2020 Sinker CWS R 18 94.1 19.5 -1.4 -7 11.6 -3.1 -21
2020 Cutter CWS R 1 88.3 31.6 -4.6 -17 1.9 -0.4 -19
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 7 94.5 17.4 -2.8 -19 5.0 -2.3 -31
2020 Curveball CWS R 1 74.4 49.7 -12.7 -20 16.4 5.4 49
2019 Changeup CWS R 177 88.6 25.4 -3.4 -12 13.7 -0.7 -5
2019 Sinker CWS R 193 95.4 16.1 -4.6 -22 11.5 -3.4 -23
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 321 96.3 15.0 -0.7 -5 5.6 -2.2 -28
2019 Cutter CWS R 101 91.3 23.3 1.0 4 1.8 0.0 -2
2019 Slider CWS R 115 81.7 45.7 3.7 9 13.6 6.5 93
2018 4-Seamer WSH R 291 96.6 14.6 -0.4 -3 8.1 0.5 6
2018 Sinker WSH R 155 96.2 17.0 -2.6 -13 13.2 -1.4 -10
2018 Changeup WSH R 118 88.2 25.7 -3.6 -12 13.6 -0.5 -4
2018 Slider WSH R 132 80.7 48.7 5.7 13 15.5 8.3 117
2017 Sinker KC R 304 97.2 16.3 -1.2 -7 14.4 -0.6 -4
2017 Slider KC R 107 86.5 34.6 1.7 5 5.0 1.7 50
2017 4-Seamer KC R 403 97.2 13.0 -0.8 -7 8.3 -0.1 -1
2017 Changeup KC R 177 90.3 25.8 0.3 1 15.9 1.7 12
2016 Curveball KC R 125 82.1 48.1 0.4 1 13.7 5.1 59
2016 Sinker KC R 100 97.4 15.4 -1.0 -6 13.3 -0.6 -4
2016 Slider KC R 103 84.2 38.5 2.8 8 13.3 7.7 139
2016 Changeup KC R 201 89.3 27.0 0.7 3 14.4 1.9 15
2016 4-Seamer KC R 555 97.9 12.9 -1.0 -9 7.5 -0.1 -1
2015 Slider KC R 46 88.0 -- -- 8.6 3.8 77
2015 Changeup KC R 189 90.2 -- -- 15.1 2.8 23
2015 Sinker KC R 160 98.5 -- -- 13.7 -0.3 -2
2015 Curveball KC R 16 81.4 -- -- 13.4 4.0 42
2015 4-Seamer KC R 631 98.9 -- -- 7.7 -0.2 -2
! 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 %
2020 Sinker -12.6 -2 18 48.6 6 .400 1.000 .600 14.3 0.0 -- .367 .713 .493 40.0
2020 Changeup -8.0 -1 8 21.6 4 .250 1.000 .500 50.0 50.0 50.0 .232 .619 .344 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.9 0 7 18.9 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Slider -0.1 0 2 5.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Curveball -4.1 0 1 2.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Cutter -4.0 0 1 2.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.1 -4 321 35.4 83 .351 .568 .426 23.0 19.3 16.8 .332 .529 .388 38.3
2019 Sinker -1.7 -3 193 21.3 52 .333 .458 .362 18.6 17.3 21.4 .249 .346 .286 20.5
2019 Changeup 0.7 1 177 19.5 39 .222 .333 .258 27.9 15.4 12.5 .242 .353 .272 32.3
2019 Slider 0.2 0 115 12.7 27 .192 .346 .280 40.5 40.7 26.2 .181 .405 .255 20.0
2019 Cutter -3.4 -3 101 11.1 28 .208 .458 .339 38.0 39.3 28.2 .192 .430 .317 46.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.4 4 291 41.8 83 .228 .354 .260 19.6 13.3 14.1 .262 .437 .316 39.1
2018 Sinker 0.0 0 155 22.3 40 .314 .457 .380 17.6 12.5 15.2 .282 .462 .369 36.7
2018 Slider 2.6 3 132 19.0 31 .200 .333 .244 48.3 41.9 28.3 .129 .189 .158 29.4
2018 Changeup -0.9 -1 118 17.0 30 .296 .481 .359 35.8 30.0 19.6 .244 .441 .320 31.6
2017 4-Seamer 0.4 1 403 40.5 86 .263 .447 .358 24.2 22.1 18.8 .248 .435 .323 44.1
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 304 30.6 80 .253 .520 .358 27.4 21.3 22.4 .271 .466 .333 44.8
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 177 17.8 49 .244 .400 .330 21.6 18.4 13.6 .237 .432 .313 25.0
2017 Slider -2.0 -2 107 10.8 40 .237 .500 .328 32.7 27.5 26.2 .203 .414 .262 32.1
! 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
2020 Sinker 17 94.2 92 16.2 1:00 1:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 338 1,265 7 14 -2 -2 17
2013 243 1,002 -1 9 -1 -4 3
2014 344 1,371 13 22 -6 -6 24
2015 339 1,292 8 13 1 -6 17
2016 283 1,090 10 9 -4 -3 13
2017 255 991 3 2 -3 -3 -1
2018 184 696 6 4 -2 -2 6
2019 229 907 -2 4 -4 -7 -9
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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 1,089 46.5 72.1 77.8 37.0 63.0 41.7 61.2 53.4 27.0 8.3 78.9
2016 1,091 50.0 67.2 75.5 35.2 52.6 43.7 64.7 51.2 31.7 7.4 72.8
2017 994 50.4 71.1 80.0 32.3 61.6 44.1 61.3 52.0 25.5 9.0 78.7
2018 696 50.9 72.0 79.2 33.6 60.0 43.4 67.4 53.2 26.8 7.2 74.0
2019 908 48.0 69.0 77.3 32.4 65.4 40.6 68.1 49.9 26.3 7.7 80.0
2020 37 40.5 66.7 80.0 27.3 33.3 56.8 54.5 43.2 37.5 5.4 50.0
Player 4,815 49.0 70.1 77.9 34.2 60.2 42.8 64.1 51.8 27.6 7.9 77.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2015 63 72 73 70 50 70 62 84 75 64 19 80 97 100 60 26
2016 96 89 90 84 97 76 71 48 59 93 96 94 96 98 57 78 42
2017 47 48 28 20 69 47 9 29 8 51 65 59 90 96 59 58
2018 93 44 50
2019 42 24 37 51 25 60 27 93 86 50 23 57 82 86 41 33
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.0 6 6.2 0 1 4 3 50.0
2017 22.2 9 9.4 0 7 8 3 33.3
2018 22.4 6 4.6 1 5 6 0 0.0
2019 23.9 8 8.5 -1 4 4 5 62.5
2020 27.8 2 1.7 0 0 1 1 50.0
Player 23.4 31 30.4 1 17 23 12 38.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 8 5 6 6 7 4 5 7 7 6 6 7 7 4 6 7 6 7 7 6
2017 9 11 7 8 12 9 13 8 6 7 8 17 8 9 9 9 9 8 10 10 9 9 11 9 10 8 9 14 8 11 6
2018 6 6 4 4 4 3 6 3 4 2 3 7 5 2 3 7 2 3 6 6 6 6 7 6 4 2 4 7 6 5 4
2019 8 9 8 9 9 9 8 8 7 8 8 9 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 9 9 7 8 8 9 10 8 8
2020 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1
Player 31 35 27 29 33 29 36 27 24 23 28 43 30 28 28 33 25 25 33 33 32 32 36 32 27 25 30 38 33 33 25
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 98.8 97.8 -1.0 97.2 -0.6 96.4 -0.8 95.2 -1.2 94.0 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 90.1 89.3 -0.8 90.3 1.0 88.2 -2.1 88.6 0.4 86.2 -2.4
Breaking Velocity 86.2 83.0 -3.2 86.5 3.5 80.7 -5.8 81.7 1.0 79.0 -2.7
Exit Velocity 86.9 88.6 1.7 88.0 -0.6 87.7 -0.3 86.7 -1.0 91.6 4.9
Launch Angle 10.8 12.5 1.7 8.9 -3.6 17.6 8.7 18.0 0.4 28.6 10.6
Barrel % 4.6 4.9 0.3 8.2 3.3 5.2 -3.0 8.2 3.0 14.3 6.1
Hard Hit % 29.9 33.5 3.6 38.7 5.2 36.3 -2.4 31.6 -4.7 42.9 11.3
Sweet Spot % 30.4 28.0 -2.4 31.9 3.9 32.6 0.7 36.1 3.5 57.1 21.0
xBA .226 .207 -0.019 .247 0.040 .240 -0.007 .263 0.023 .276 0.013
BA .206 .214 0.008 .255 0.041 .251 -0.004 .288 0.037 .300 0.012
xwOBA .296 .251 -0.045 .315 0.064 .300 -0.015 .320 0.020 .394 0.074
wOBA .258 .257 -0.001 .327 0.070 .298 -0.029 .339 0.041 .504 0.165
xSLG .351 .321 -0.030 .441 0.120 .399 -0.042 .430 0.031 .604 0.174
SLG .298 .335 0.037 .472 0.137 .392 -0.080 .462 0.070 .900 0.438
K% 22.4 30.4 8.0 21.7 -8.7 20.7 -1.0 22.6 1.9 27.3 4.7
BB% 9.1 4.2 -4.9 7.4 3.2 5.4 -2.0 9.8 4.4 9.1 -0.7
Swing % 53.4 51.2 -2.2 52.0 0.8 53.2 1.2 49.9 -3.3 43.2 -6.7
Whiff% 27.0 31.7 4.7 25.5 -6.2 26.8 1.3 26.3 -0.5 37.5 11.2
In Zone % 46.5 50.0 3.5 50.4 0.4 50.9 0.5 48.0 -2.9 40.5 -7.5
Out of Zone % 53.5 50.0 -3.5 49.6 -0.4 49.1 -0.5 52.0 2.9 59.5 7.5
Out of Zone Swing % 37.0 35.2 -1.8 32.3 -2.9 33.6 1.3 32.4 -1.2 27.3 -5.1
First Pitch Swing % 38.5 30.4 -8.1 29.7 -0.7 39.7 10.0 31.4 -8.3 27.3 -4.1
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 64.7 3.5 61.3 -3.4 67.4 6.1 68.1 0.7 54.5 -13.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 279 .253 137 0 0.0 142 8 5.6
2017 Shifts 255 .328 121 1 0.8 134 10 7.5
2018 Shifts 184 .298 104 13 12.5 80 27 33.8
2019 Shifts 229 .339 141 15 10.6 88 39 44.3
2020 Shifts 11 .504 3 2 66.7 8 6 75.0
! 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 %
2011 10 17.6 20.0% 0.0% 3 18.9 0.0% 0.0%
2012 318 16.9 30.2% 1.3% 202 22.1 1.0% 6.4%
2013 268 18.6 12.7% 2.2% 161 21.2 1.9% 5.0%
2014 233 20.9 3.4% 6.0% 207 23.2 0.5% 11.6%
2015 255 22.8 5.5% 9.4% 188 24.7 3.2% 25.5%
2016 305 19.4 8.9% 5.2% 176 21.7 5.1% 15.9%
2017 271 19.3 3.0% 4.1% 150 21.3 1.3% 8.0%
2018 181 19.2 2.2% 1.1% 115 21.4 0.9% 10.4%
2019 228 21.5 0.0% 7.5% 155 25.5 0.0% 15.5%
2020 16 24.9 0.0% 6.3% 4 25.6 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution