Kevin Ginkel
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 4" 235LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 22, #659, Arizona Diamondbacks | Arizona
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
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
2024 6 2 2.49 43 0 5 43.1 43 1.08
6 Seasons 19 7 3.35 209 0 13 206.2 220 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 30 1-1 3.38 29.1 30 1.30
2023 60 9-1 2.48 65.1 70 0.98
2024 43 6-2 2.49 43.1 43 1.08
6 Seasons 209 19-7 3.35 206.2 220 1.21
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
2019 25 396 58 2 3.4 2.1 88.2 110.6 15.8 46.6 .205 .328 .236 .268 .331 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 .248 .461 .383 .350 .415 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 .273 .327 37.1 27.5 9.4 2.48 3.09
2024 30 702 122 7 5.7 4.0 89.9 112.4 11.1 36.1 .248 .381 .282 .290 .363 37.7 24.7 4.0 2.55 3.36
Player 3528 551 39 7.1 4.6 88.5 112.5 12.2 35.2 .223 .367 .294 .293 .350 35.2 25.7 9.1
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

Ginkel relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(52.3%) ,
Slider
(36.9%) ,
Sinker
(10.8%) ,


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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
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
2024 41.8 26.2 27.9 4.1 34.4 39.3 26.2 2.5 34.4 22.1 27.9 7.4 5.7 4.0
Player 43.6 26.1 24.1 6.2 32.7 39.2 28.1 3.1 35.6 26.1 22.1 6.0 7.1 4.6
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
2024 Sinker AZ R 76 94.5 19.9 -0.3 -2 15.0 0.9 6
2024 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 367 96.0 15.0 -2.0 -15 9.9 3.4 52
2024 Slider AZ R 259 87.6 35.4 1.9 6 3.8 -0.4 -10
2023 Sinker AZ R 107 94.8 19.9 -0.3 -1 16.4 1.7 12
2023 Slider AZ R 454 86.7 38.5 3.9 11 3.3 -1.0 -23
2023 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 494 95.7 15.2 -1.9 -15 9.7 3.4 54
2022 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 297 96.4 14.8 -2.2 -17 11.2 5.0 80
2022 Slider AZ R 181 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-Seam Fastball AZ R 330 94.7 14.9 -1.3 -9 10.6 3.9 59
2021 Sinker AZ R 1 84.6 25.2 -1.8 -7 17.1 4.2 33
2021 Changeup AZ R 1 85.0 23.7 -6.3 -21 13.5 0.2 2
2021 Slider AZ R 224 83.8 40.8 3.0 8 4.2 -0.6 -13
2020 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 203 95.5 13.7 -0.7 -5 10.3 3.7 56
2020 Changeup AZ R 3 84.9 26.0 -3.4 -12 12.1 -1.0 -8
2020 Slider AZ R 133 84.1 39.8 2.0 5 3.3 -1.5 -31
2019 Slider AZ R 178 83.5 40.4 2.4 6 2.4 -2.0 -45
2019 Changeup AZ R 4 83.7 31.5 1.9 7 13.7 1.0 8
2019 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 214 93.5 16.5 -1.8 -12 9.7 3.3 52
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.1 4 367 52.3 89 .235 .346 .279 18.4 21.3 16.7 .236 .391 .294 43.8
2024 Slider -0.8 -2 259 36.9 63 .246 .410 .293 39.2 36.5 24.2 .239 .368 .273 39.5
2024 Sinker 1.8 1 76 10.8 22 .286 .286 .359 11.6 4.5 9.1 .320 .381 .323 15.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 494 46.8 109 .226 .376 .316 24.6 20.2 15.0 .250 .478 .357 38.9
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 3.5 4 107 10.1 21 .063 .063 .210 13.9 9.5 22.2 .204 .307 .333 28.6
2022 4-Seam Fastball -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 .137 .172 .135 28.0
2022 Changeup -4.9 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -3 330 59.4 72 .311 .590 .426 15.2 19.4 14.9 .277 .561 .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 -11.0 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker -2.7 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -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-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 214 54.0 51 .261 .457 .344 21.0 15.7 14.3 .284 .470 .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
2024 4-Seam Fastball 365 96.0 89 17.4 1:30 1:15 15
2024 Sinker 75 94.5 92 18.6 1:15 2:00 -45
2024 Slider 258 87.6 19 4.9 9:15 8:30 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 487 95.7 88 17.4 1:30 1:15 15
2023 Sinker 106 94.8 92 19.7 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 178 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
2024 174 702 2 4 0 -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 %
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
2024 702 48.3 68.7 84.1 31.4 54.4 45.0 62.1 49.4 25.1 5.8 78.0
Player 3,528 46.9 66.8 82.9 29.3 46.6 40.1 60.7 46.9 28.7 6.5 74.2
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
2019 53 26 88
2020 23 40 34 30 9 74 59 23 71 48 2 84 39 84 77 95
2021 69 85 93
2022 87 80 88
2023 91 92 86 74 88 68 58 72 63 79 34 85 54 76 83 88
2024 75 43 62 71 80 72 80 24 57 68 96 50 79 79 84 85
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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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 95.5 2.0 94.6 -0.9 96.4 1.8 95.5 -0.9 95.8 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.7 84.9 1.2 85.0 0.1 84.2 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.5 84.0 0.5 83.8 -0.2 85.4 1.6 86.7 1.3 87.6 0.9
Exit Velocity 88.2 89.9 1.7 86.4 -3.5 89.0 2.6 88.0 -1.0 89.9 1.9
Launch Angle 15.8 19.7 3.9 15.7 -4.0 8.6 -7.1 9.5 0.9 11.1 1.6
Barrel % 3.4 6.3 2.9 13.4 7.1 4.9 -8.5 7.5 2.6 5.7 -1.8
Hard Hit % 27.6 33.3 5.7 36.6 3.3 32.9 -3.7 37.1 4.2 37.7 0.6
LA Sweet-Spot % 46.6 33.3 -13.3 41.5 8.2 26.8 -14.7 32.1 5.3 36.1 4.0
xBA .205 .248 0.043 .248 0.000 .209 -0.039 .201 -0.008 .248 0.047
BA .174 .318 0.144 .268 -0.050 .243 -0.025 .181 -0.062 .245 0.064
xwOBA .268 .347 0.079 .350 0.003 .266 -0.084 .273 0.007 .290 0.017
wOBA .236 .406 0.170 .383 -0.023 .290 -0.093 .246 -0.044 .282 0.036
xSLG .328 .435 0.107 .461 0.026 .305 -0.156 .337 0.032 .381 0.044
SLG .279 .530 0.251 .545 0.015 .333 -0.212 .288 -0.045 .362 0.074
K% 29.2 22.8 -6.4 24.0 1.2 24.2 0.2 27.5 3.3 24.7 -2.8
BB% 9.4 16.5 7.1 10.9 -5.6 8.9 -2.0 9.4 0.5 4.0 -5.4
Swing % 47.7 44.7 -3.0 45.5 0.8 45.7 0.2 46.8 1.1 49.4 2.6
Whiff% 32.3 32.9 0.6 24.9 -8.0 26.9 2.0 31.2 4.3 25.1 -6.1
In Zone % 45.2 44.4 -0.8 46.6 2.2 49.5 2.9 46.4 -3.1 48.3 1.9
Out of Zone % 54.8 55.6 0.8 53.4 -2.2 50.5 -2.9 53.6 3.1 51.7 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 30.0 26.5 -3.5 26.9 0.4 31.0 4.1 29.2 -1.8 31.4 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 31.3 27.3 -4.0 24.8 -2.5 27.4 2.6 29.5 2.1 31.6 2.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.4 59.7 0.3 51.9 -7.8 66.9 15.0 61.8 -5.1 62.1 0.3
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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
2024 Shades 170 .285 87 1 1.1 83 26 31.3
! 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%
2024 189 15.2 46.6% 0.0% 111 17.7 6.3% 0.9%
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Pitch Distribution