Kevin Herget
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 10" 185LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 39, #1175, St. Louis Cardinals | Kean University
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 7.71 3 0 0 7 4 1.29
2023 1 2 5.18 14 0 1 24.1 13 1.32
2024 0 0 2.08 5 0 1 8.2 7 0.81
3 Seasons 1 3 4.95 22 0 2 40 24 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 3 0-1 7.71 7 4 1.29
2023 14 1-2 5.18 24.1 13 1.32
2024 5 0-0 2.08 8.2 7 0.81
3 Seasons 22 1-3 4.95 40 24 1.20
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
2022 31 111 26 4 15.4 13.3 89.7 110.3 17.2 38.5 .250 .407 .328 .266 .307 38.5 13.3 0.0 7.71 2.90
2023 32 418 84 8 9.5 7.6 90.5 111.4 16.3 34.5 .273 .519 .346 .358 .384 44.0 12.4 5.7 5.18 5.59
2024 33 115 23 3 13.0 9.1 91.6 106.2 15.7 30.4 .274 .497 .217 .359 .425 56.5 21.2 9.1 2.08 5.39
Player 644 133 15 11.3 8.9 90.5 111.4 16.3 34.6 .269 .495 .317 .341 .376 45.1 14.3 5.4
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

Herget relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(43.5%) ,
Changeup
(33.9%) ,
Cutter
(20.0%) ,
Slider
(2.6%) ,


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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 34.6 34.6 23.1 7.7 42.3 26.9 30.8 3.8 23.1 34.6 19.2 3.8 15.4 13.3
2023 33.3 31.0 27.4 8.3 36.9 28.6 34.5 2.4 23.8 36.9 21.4 6.0 9.5 7.6
2024 34.8 26.1 30.4 8.7 26.1 65.2 8.7 0.0 26.1 13.0 34.8 13.0 13.0 9.1
Player 33.8 30.8 27.1 8.3 36.1 34.6 29.3 2.3 24.1 32.3 23.3 6.8 11.3 8.9
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 Slider MIL R 3 84.4 39.7 2.2 6 1.8 -4.9 -74
2024 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 50 93.1 14.2 0.9 6 7.1 -0.4 -5
2024 Cutter MIL R 23 87.1 30.0 -1.7 -6 2.5 -0.5 -17
2024 Changeup MIL R 39 82.6 28.2 -4.0 -13 16.7 2.8 20
2023 Changeup CIN R 147 83.3 28.0 -4.3 -13 14.8 0.9 6
2023 Slider CIN R 41 83.6 39.8 1.7 4 1.8 -4.9 -73
2023 Sinker CIN R 1 92.2 16.4 -5.3 -25 14.7 0.9 7
2023 Curveball CIN R 22 76.3 62.2 4.3 7 3.7 -4.1 -53
2023 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 184 92.2 15.7 0.1 1 6.5 -0.3 -4
2023 Sweeper CIN R 16 81.2 46.8 5.0 12 9.9 -4.3 -30
2023 Cutter CIN R 7 89.1 25.7 0.9 3 1.9 -0.2 -8
2022 Sweeper TB R 5 82.7 39.7 0.1 0 6.3 -7.8 -55
2022 Cutter TB R 29 83.8 35.9 -4.4 -14 1.5 -1.9 -55
2022 4-Seam Fastball TB R 36 92.0 14.7 1.0 6 7.4 0.6 9
2022 Changeup TB R 41 83.5 26.7 -5.0 -16 16.1 2.2 16
! 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 1.8 1 50 43.5 14 .091 .091 .214 29.2 14.3 13.3 .370 .561 .465 44.4
2024 Changeup 3.4 1 39 33.9 12 .167 .250 .179 35.0 33.3 28.6 .158 .269 .181 37.5
2024 Cutter -0.9 0 23 20.0 5 .200 .800 .400 12.5 20.0 100.0 .314 .726 .432 100.0
2024 Slider 13.8 0 3 2.6 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .348 .935 .518 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 2 184 44.0 47 .233 .395 .323 11.5 6.4 5.6 .282 .526 .370 60.0
2023 Changeup -0.6 -1 147 35.2 44 .286 .619 .392 25.6 20.5 16.1 .239 .524 .335 27.3
2023 Slider -1.4 -1 41 9.8 8 .375 .500 .381 21.4 0.0 0.0 .415 .566 .421 50.0
2023 Curveball 0.0 0 22 5.3 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .399 .465 .383 0.0
2023 Sweeper -3.2 -1 16 3.8 2 .000 .000 .350 42.9 0.0 0.0 .239 .239 .458 0.0
2023 Cutter 0.5 0 7 1.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 Sinker 20.6 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 Changeup -1.6 -1 41 36.9 16 .200 .400 .234 25.0 18.8 21.4 .145 .299 .176 46.2
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 36 32.4 8 .375 .500 .381 0.0 0.0 0.0 .360 .572 .397 37.5
2022 Cutter -4.5 -1 29 26.1 4 .750 1.000 .763 33.3 0.0 0.0 .482 .584 .470 25.0
2022 Sweeper 9.1 0 5 4.5 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 50.0 25.0 .000 .000 .052 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 Changeup 39 82.6 99 20.6 2:00 2:00 0
2024 Cutter 23 87.1 34 5.8 12:00 11:00 60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 50 93.1 98 18.5 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Changeup 146 83.3 98 18.6 1:45 2:00 -15
2023 Curveball 22 76.3 92 18.4 6:45 6:30 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 184 92.2 94 17.3 12:45 12:45 0
2023 Slider 41 83.6 28 4.8 8:45 7:45 60
2023 Sweeper 16 81.2 50 13.5 7:15 8:00 -45
2022 Changeup 41 83.5 98 20.4 2:00 1:45 15
2022 Cutter 28 83.8 20 3.9 11:15 10:30 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 36 92.0 93 19.0 1:00 12:45 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 30 111 1 0 -2 0 -1
2023 104 418 4 1 -2 -2 0
2024 33 115 3 1 0 0 2
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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 111 49.5 65.5 88.9 33.9 63.2 39.6 46.7 49.5 20.0 9.9 81.8
2023 418 52.2 67.0 85.6 27.0 66.7 39.5 54.8 47.8 19.5 6.7 75.0
2024 115 53.0 59.0 77.8 33.3 61.1 48.7 66.7 47.0 27.8 8.7 70.0
Player 644 51.9 65.3 84.9 29.4 64.8 41.1 55.7 48.0 21.0 7.6 75.5
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
2023 22 26 7
2024 33 39 4
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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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.3 92.1 3.8 91.2 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 83.3 -0.2 82.6 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 82.7 81.1 -1.6 84.4 3.3
Exit Velocity 89.7 90.5 0.8 91.6 1.1
Launch Angle 17.2 16.3 -0.9 15.7 -0.6
Barrel % 15.4 9.5 -5.9 13.0 3.5
Hard Hit % 38.5 44.0 5.5 56.5 12.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.5 34.5 -4.0 30.4 -4.1
xBA .250 .273 0.023 .274 0.001
BA .321 .268 -0.053 .133 -0.135
xwOBA .266 .358 0.092 .359 0.001
wOBA .328 .346 0.018 .217 -0.129
xSLG .407 .519 0.112 .497 -0.022
SLG .500 .495 -0.005 .267 -0.228
K% 13.3 12.4 -0.9 21.2 8.8
BB% 0.0 5.7 5.7 9.1 3.4
Swing % 49.5 47.8 -1.7 47.0 -0.8
Whiff% 20.0 19.5 -0.5 27.8 8.3
In Zone % 49.5 52.2 2.7 53.0 0.8
Out of Zone % 50.5 47.8 -2.7 47.0 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 33.9 27.0 -6.9 33.3 6.3
First Pitch Swing % 26.7 24.0 -2.7 18.2 -5.8
First Pitch Strike % 46.7 54.8 8.1 66.7 11.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 30 .328 16 4 25.0 14 5 35.7
2023 Shades 104 .346 60 2 3.3 44 26 59.1
2024 Shades 33 .217 20 1 5.0 13 2 15.4
! 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 %
2022 32 16.0 40.6% 0.0% 21 16.7 28.6% 9.5%
2023 127 13.5 82.7% 0.0% 62 14.3 61.3% 0.0%
2024 42 12.4 81.0% 0.0% 10 14.3 90.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution