Ken Waldichuk
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2019 | Rd: 5, #165, New York Yankees | St. Marys

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 4.93 7 7 0 34.2 33 1.21
1 Season 2 2 4.93 7 7 0 34.2 33 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 7 2-2 4.93 34.2 33 1.21
1 Season 7 2-2 4.93 34.2 33 1.21

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 24 586 99 12 12.1 8.2 88.7 112.9 16.9 33.3 .246 .437 .337 .330 .389 39.4 22.6 6.8 4.93 4.59
Player 586 99 12 12.1 8.2 88.7 112.9 16.9 33.3 .246 .437 .337 .330 .389 39.4 22.6 6.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Waldichuk relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56.5%) ,
Slider
(21%) ,
Changeup
(14.5%) ,
Curveball
(8%) ,


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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 36.4 30.3 24.2 9.1 38.4 35.4 26.3 4.0 26.3 26.3 24.2 6.1 12.1 8.2
Player 36.4 30.3 24.2 9.1 38.4 35.4 26.3 4.0 26.3 26.3 24.2 6.1 12.1 8.2
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer OAK L 331 94.1 15.4 -0.6 -4 10.5 2.8 37
2022 Changeup OAK L 85 82.4 36.2 0.4 1 15.4 0.6 4
2022 Curveball OAK L 47 75.2 58.3 -1.0 -2 15.5 3.9 34
2022 Slider OAK L 123 81.0 43.3 3.3 8 17.8 6.5 58
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 2.0 6 331 56.5 84 .311 .608 .429 21.3 21.4 16.7 .284 .497 .378 50.0
2022 Slider -0.9 -1 123 21.0 38 .121 .273 .216 33.9 34.2 22.0 .148 .326 .252 23.8
2022 Changeup -2.2 -2 85 14.5 19 .263 .368 .274 30.2 5.3 7.7 .275 .442 .309 27.8
2022 Curveball -1.4 -1 47 8.0 5 .000 .000 .000 20.0 20.0 10.0 .218 .281 .212 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 85 82.4 99 16.4 9:45 9:15 30
2022 Curveball 47 75.2 82 20.5 4:45 4:15 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 331 94.1 95 18.6 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Slider 121 81.0 60 19.1 3:45 3:15 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 146 586 -7 4 4 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 586 50.2 74.8 82.3 26.7 52.6 41.5 61.6 50.9 25.2 7.2 92.9
Player 586 50.2 74.8 82.3 26.7 52.6 41.5 61.6 50.9 25.2 7.2 92.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 60 75 94
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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 25.1 5 6.1 -1 4 3 4 80.0
Player 25.1 5 6.1 -1 4 3 4 80.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 5 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 7 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 5 6 8 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 8 5 9
Player 5 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 7 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 5 6 8 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 8 5 9
! 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 Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2022 146 .337 115 22 19.1 31 7 22.6

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 145 18.6 4.8% 0.0% 109 26.0 0.0% 14.7%
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Pitch Distribution