Kevin Ginkel
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 4" 235LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 22, #659, Arizona Diamondbacks | Arizona
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 6.35 32 0 0 28.1 31 1.55
2022 1 1 3.38 30 0 1 29.1 30 1.30
2023 9 1 2.48 60 0 4 65.1 70 0.98
5 Seasons 13 5 3.58 166 0 8 163.1 177 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 0-1 6.35 28.1 31 1.55
2022 30 1-1 3.38 29.1 30 1.30
2023 60 9-1 2.48 65.1 70 0.98
5 Seasons 166 13-5 3.58 163.1 177 1.25
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
2019 25 396 58 2 3.4 2.1 88.2 110.6 15.8 46.6 .205 .329 .236 .268 .332 27.6 29.2 9.4 1.48 3.11
2020 26 340 48 3 6.3 3.8 89.9 108.4 19.7 33.3 .248 .435 .406 .347 .397 33.3 22.8 16.5 6.75 5.23
2021 27 556 82 11 13.4 8.5 86.4 109.2 15.7 41.5 .249 .462 .383 .350 .416 36.6 24.0 10.9 6.35 5.33
2022 28 479 82 4 4.9 3.2 89.0 109.7 8.6 26.8 .209 .305 .290 .266 .301 32.9 24.2 8.9 3.38 2.90
2023 29 1055 159 12 7.5 4.7 88.0 112.5 9.5 32.1 .201 .337 .246 .274 .327 37.1 27.5 9.4 2.48 3.11
Player 2826 429 32 7.5 4.7 88.1 112.5 12.5 35.0 .217 .364 .297 .294 .347 34.5 25.9 10.4
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.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ginkel relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.3%) ,
Slider
(43%) ,
Sinker
(9.7%) ,


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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
2019 34.5 29.3 27.6 8.6 43.1 32.8 24.1 0.0 31.0 32.8 24.1 8.6 3.4 2.1
2020 29.2 33.3 29.2 8.3 33.3 37.5 29.2 2.1 22.9 37.5 22.9 8.3 6.3 3.8
2021 42.7 29.3 22.0 6.1 26.8 48.8 24.4 7.3 29.3 23.2 24.4 2.4 13.4 8.5
2022 50.0 22.0 20.7 7.3 32.9 41.5 25.6 2.4 42.7 25.6 18.3 6.1 4.9 3.2
2023 49.7 23.3 21.4 5.7 30.2 35.8 34.0 3.1 41.5 25.2 17.6 5.0 7.5 4.7
Player 44.1 26.1 23.1 6.8 32.2 39.2 28.7 3.3 35.9 27.3 20.5 5.6 7.5 4.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 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
2023 4-Seamer AZ R 499 95.7 15.2 -2.0 -15 9.7 3.5 55
2023 Slider AZ R 454 86.7 38.5 3.9 11 3.3 -1.0 -23
2023 Sinker AZ R 102 94.9 19.9 -0.3 -1 16.5 1.9 13
2022 4-Seamer AZ R 297 96.4 14.8 -2.2 -17 11.2 5.0 80
2022 Slider AZ R 180 85.4 41.1 5.8 16 1.4 -3.5 -71
2022 Changeup AZ R 1 84.2 31.8 2.2 7 12.8 -0.7 -5
2021 4-Seamer AZ R 330 94.7 14.9 -1.3 -9 10.6 3.9 59
2021 Changeup AZ R 2 84.8 24.4 -5.1 -17 15.3 2.1 16
2021 Slider AZ R 224 83.8 40.8 3.0 8 4.2 -0.8 -15
2020 4-Seamer AZ R 203 95.5 13.7 -0.7 -5 10.3 3.7 56
2020 Slider AZ R 133 84.1 39.8 2.0 5 3.3 -1.5 -31
2020 Changeup AZ R 3 84.9 26.0 -3.4 -12 12.1 -1.0 -8
2019 4-Seamer AZ R 214 93.5 16.5 -1.8 -12 9.7 3.3 52
2019 Changeup AZ R 4 83.7 31.5 1.9 7 13.7 1.0 8
2019 Slider AZ R 178 83.5 40.4 2.4 6 2.4 -2.0 -45
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer -0.1 0 499 47.3 113 .229 .375 .319 24.2 19.5 15.0 .252 .473 .357 38.7
2023 Slider 1.6 7 454 43.0 124 .162 .248 .202 40.4 37.1 25.6 .161 .230 .191 37.0
2023 Sinker 3.7 4 102 9.7 17 .000 .000 .165 15.2 11.8 22.2 .183 .307 .323 27.3
2022 4-Seamer -1.2 -4 297 62.0 81 .279 .397 .361 15.3 14.8 14.1 .255 .389 .337 35.1
2022 Slider 0.2 0 181 37.8 43 .186 .233 .205 44.3 41.9 26.9 .136 .172 .135 28.0
2022 Changeup -4.9 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 -3 330 59.4 72 .311 .590 .426 15.2 19.4 14.9 .278 .562 .402 41.7
2021 Slider -3.3 -7 224 40.3 57 .216 .490 .368 39.2 29.8 20.7 .214 .342 .286 29.4
2021 Changeup -6.9 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -2.0 -4 203 59.7 46 .410 .615 .482 22.3 19.6 16.4 .275 .442 .365 36.7
2020 Slider 0.7 1 134 39.4 30 .192 .423 .317 50.9 30.0 15.8 .206 .427 .323 23.5
2020 Changeup 1.2 0 3 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .294 .336 .269 100.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.0 0 214 54.0 51 .261 .457 .344 21.0 15.7 14.3 .285 .471 .353 34.2
2019 Slider 4.7 8 178 44.9 45 .075 .075 .158 44.9 44.4 26.3 .113 .165 .183 15.0
2019 Changeup -5.0 0 4 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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
2023 4-Seam Fastball 492 95.7 88 17.4 1:30 1:15 15
2023 Sinker 101 94.8 92 19.8 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Slider 451 86.7 21 5.6 8:30 7:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 297 96.4 92 18.4 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Slider 177 85.3 26 5.8 7:45 6:30 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 311 94.7 92 18.8 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Slider 217 83.8 30 6.1 8:30 7:45 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 195 95.6 94 19.1 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 130 84.0 27 5.0 8:30 7:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 96 396 6 5 -1 -1 8
2020 77 340 3 -1 -3 -2 -3
2021 129 556 2 -4 -4 -4 -10
2022 124 479 1 -2 -1 -2 -3
2023 300 1,244 5 15 -1 -4 16
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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 %
2019 396 45.2 69.3 78.2 30.0 46.2 37.4 59.4 47.7 32.3 6.3 72.0
2020 340 44.4 67.5 80.4 26.5 40.0 38.5 59.7 44.7 32.9 6.8 73.9
2021 556 46.6 66.8 85.5 26.9 47.5 39.2 51.9 45.5 24.9 6.5 77.8
2022 479 49.5 60.8 84.7 31.0 49.3 41.8 66.9 45.7 26.9 7.5 66.7
2023 1,055 46.4 67.3 82.4 29.2 41.8 38.1 61.8 46.8 31.2 6.4 75.0
Player 2,826 46.5 66.3 82.6 28.8 44.6 38.9 60.3 46.2 29.6 6.7 73.4
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
2019 53 26 88
2020 23 40 34 30 9 74 59 23 71 48 2 84 39 84 77 95
2021 71 85 93
2022 87 81 88
2023 90 92 86 74 88 68 58 72 63 79 34 85 54 76 83 88
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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 20.8 2 2.2 0 3 1 1 50.0
2020 21.0 3 3.1 0 1 4 1 33.3
2021 23.5 7 6.2 1 3 6 2 28.6
2022 23.7 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0.0
2023 22.5 3 4.3 -1 1 4 1 33.3
Player 22.4 16 16.7 -1 8 16 5 31.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 2 4 2 2 2
2020 3 4 3 3 2 4 4 3 2 1 2 2 4 3 5 1 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 2 4 1 2 3 5 3 3
2021 7 10 5 4 6 5 8 6 4 3 5 6 7 5 5 9 7 6 8 6 6 8 8 9 5 5 6 5 7 5 7
2022 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
2023 3 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 2 4 4 3 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 5 4 4
Player 16 22 14 12 15 18 20 17 11 10 14 15 19 15 18 18 19 17 18 18 18 19 22 19 15 13 14 18 20 15 17
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 95.5 2.0 94.7 -0.8 96.4 1.7 95.5 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.7 84.9 1.2 84.8 -0.1 84.2 -0.6 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.5 84.0 0.5 83.8 -0.2 85.4 1.6 86.7 1.3
Exit Velocity 88.2 89.9 1.7 86.4 -3.5 89.0 2.6 88.0 -1.0
Launch Angle 15.8 19.7 3.9 15.7 -4.0 8.6 -7.1 9.5 0.9
Barrel % 3.4 6.3 2.9 13.4 7.1 4.9 -8.5 7.5 2.6
Hard Hit % 27.6 33.3 5.7 36.6 3.3 32.9 -3.7 37.1 4.2
Sweet Spot % 46.6 33.3 -13.3 41.5 8.2 26.8 -14.7 32.1 5.3
xBA .205 .248 0.043 .249 0.001 .209 -0.040 .201 -0.008
BA .174 .318 0.144 .268 -0.050 .243 -0.025 .181 -0.062
xwOBA .268 .347 0.079 .350 0.003 .266 -0.084 .274 0.008
wOBA .236 .406 0.170 .383 -0.023 .290 -0.093 .246 -0.044
xSLG .329 .435 0.106 .462 0.027 .305 -0.157 .337 0.032
SLG .279 .530 0.251 .545 0.015 .333 -0.212 .288 -0.045
K% 29.2 22.8 -6.4 24.0 1.2 24.2 0.2 27.5 3.3
BB% 9.4 16.5 7.1 10.9 -5.6 8.9 -2.0 9.4 0.5
Swing % 47.7 44.7 -3.0 45.5 0.8 45.7 0.2 46.8 1.1
Whiff% 32.3 32.9 0.6 24.9 -8.0 26.9 2.0 31.2 4.3
In Zone % 45.2 44.4 -0.8 46.6 2.2 49.5 2.9 46.4 -3.1
Out of Zone % 54.8 55.6 0.8 53.4 -2.2 50.5 -2.9 53.6 3.1
Out of Zone Swing % 30.0 26.5 -3.5 26.9 0.4 31.0 4.1 29.2 -1.8
First Pitch Swing % 31.3 27.3 -4.0 24.8 -2.5 27.4 2.6 29.5 2.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.4 59.7 0.3 51.9 -7.8 66.9 15.0 61.8 -5.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 96 .236 54 14 25.9 42 27 64.3
2020 Shifts 77 .406 43 9 20.9 34 18 52.9
2021 Shifts 129 .383 78 14 17.9 51 29 56.9
2022 Shifts 124 .290 84 8 9.5 40 29 72.5
2023 Shades 253 .244 150 2 1.3 103 52 50.5
! 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 %
2019 111 20.8 1.8% 0.9% 63 26.3 0.0% 25.4%
2020 86 19.7 1.2% 2.3% 56 26.5 0.0% 23.2%
2021 166 19.2 7.2% 3.6% 87 21.8 2.3% 10.3%
2022 138 19.0 0.0% 3.6% 87 22.6 0.0% 4.6%
2023 330 15.4 41.8% 0.3% 132 17.9 5.3% 0.8%
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Pitch Distribution