Kevin Jepsen
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 235LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 2, #53, Anaheim Angels | Bishop Manogue HS (Reno, NV)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 3 5.94 21 0 0 16.2 8 1.56
10 Seasons 18 33 4.00 469 0 27 416.2 373 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 21 0-3 5.94 16.2 8 1.56
10 Seasons 469 18-33 4.00 416.2 373 1.37

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 30 1164 199 11 5.5 3.9 89.5 109.9 12.3 30.2 .230 .372 .251 .304 .345 38.2 20.7 9.5 2.33 3.80
2016 31 878 168 11 6.5 4.9 92.1 112.5 18.8 32.1 .283 .511 .389 .366 .407 43.5 15.6 9.4 5.98 5.90
2018 33 309 57 4 7.0 5.2 90.4 108.5 8.7 29.8 .273 .479 .358 .372 .363 43.9 10.4 14.3 5.94 6.15
Player 2351 424 26 6.1 4.4 90.6 112.5 14.4 30.9 .255 .438 .318 .336 .372 41.0 17.4 10.1
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

Jepsen relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(61.7%) ,
Curveball
(34.4%) ,
Changeup
(3.9%) ,


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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 46.7 21.1 24.1 8.0 30.2 44.2 25.6 4.0 34.7 24.1 24.1 6.0 5.5 3.9
2016 31.5 26.8 29.8 11.9 33.9 35.1 29.8 0.0 23.8 31.0 24.4 9.5 6.5 4.9
2018 49.1 24.6 22.8 3.5 38.6 36.8 24.6 3.5 36.8 21.1 22.8 8.8 7.0 5.2
Player 41.0 23.8 26.2 9.0 32.8 39.6 27.1 2.4 30.7 26.4 24.1 7.8 6.1 4.4
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
2018 Changeup TEX R 12 84.7 25.2 -6.4 -20 12.1 -1.7 -13
2018 Curveball TEX R 106 81.4 47.3 -1.1 -2 1.3 -8.3 -86
2018 4-Seamer TEX R 190 92.0 13.1 3.6 22 3.9 -3.6 -48
2016 Sinker TB R 52 93.8 15.1 -5.5 -27 10.1 -4.3 -30
2016 Changeup TB R 61 84.7 25.4 -5.0 -16 10.6 -2.3 -18
2016 4-Seamer TB R 501 94.2 11.2 3.1 21 3.7 -4.0 -52
2016 Curveball TB R 228 82.9 49.3 4.3 9 9.7 -0.9 -8
! 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 %
2018 4-Seamer 3.0 6 190 61.5 63 .269 .558 .465 9.0 7.9 9.4 .306 .549 .409 44.9
2018 Curveball -1.3 -1 106 34.3 11 .111 .222 .241 37.5 27.3 13.0 .111 .151 .220 33.3
2018 Changeup -1.6 0 12 3.9 1 .000 .000 .000 80.0 0.0 0.0 .136 .139 .126 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 31 123 0 -2 1 0 -1
2009 257 987 -7 -2 4 5 0
2010 248 977 -11 -6 5 6 -6
2011 64 211 2 -1 2 0 3
2012 177 706 -2 -11 3 3 -7
2013 160 656 -3 -2 3 4 3
2014 270 1,104 0 -16 4 4 -7
2015 283 1,158 -12 -14 8 4 -14
2016 222 873 2 3 5 3 13
2018 76 309 2 -4 4 1 4
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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 1,164 47.2 66.8 82.6 28.1 57.0 43.4 57.9 46.4 25.0 5.5 71.9
2016 878 44.7 67.9 87.2 26.0 61.9 41.4 57.6 44.6 20.9 5.8 70.6
2018 309 46.6 66.0 89.5 21.2 65.7 41.4 55.3 42.1 16.9 8.4 69.2
Player 2,351 46.2 67.1 85.2 26.4 59.8 42.4 57.4 45.2 22.5 6.0 70.9
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
2015 54 65 58 49 53 59 36 13 7 52 15 68 32 82 94 74 66
2016 4 6 2 2 10 65 36 1 1 12 27 30 18 73 88 48 62
2018 40 88 33 77
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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 23.4 12 9.2 3 7 8 4 33.3
2018 24.2 4 3.4 1 1 2 2 50.0
Player 23.7 16 12.6 3 8 10 6 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 12 8 11 7 10 8 7 10 10 9 10 11 5 8 9 10 9 12 8 9 17 4 6 10 10 11 12 8 5 8 15
2018 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 2 2 3 3 2 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 2 3 4
Player 16 11 15 10 14 12 11 14 14 12 13 15 7 10 12 13 11 16 12 13 20 8 10 13 14 15 15 11 7 11 19
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 82.5 0.4
Exit Velocity 89.5 2.6
Launch Angle 12.3 6.5
Barrel % 5.5 1
Hard Hit % 38.2 5.3
Sweet Spot % 30.2 1.9
xBA .23 0.053
BA .206 0.109
xwOBA .304 0.062
wOBA .251 0.138
xSLG .372 0.139
SLG .282 0.287
K% 20.7 -5.1
BB% 9.5 -0.1
Swing % 46.4 -1.8
Whiff% 25 -4.1
In Zone % 47.2 -2.5
Out of Zone % 52.8 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 -2.1
First Pitch Swing % 26.7 0.1
First Pitch Strike % 57.9 -0.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 208 .382 131 10 7.6 77 13 16.9
2018 76 .358 60 0 0.0 16 2 12.5

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 231 19.9 1.3% 3.0% 232 21.0 1.3% 14.2%
2011 40 20.5 0.0% 2.5% 49 25.1 0.0% 24.5%
2012 210 20.6 0.0% 1.4% 107 23.8 0.9% 16.8%
2013 165 21.7 0.0% 4.8% 113 24.3 0.0% 13.3%
2014 266 22.2 0.0% 6.0% 196 25.9 1.0% 15.8%
2015 323 22.8 4.0% 12.7% 211 24.7 3.8% 22.7%
2016 261 21.9 5.0% 11.9% 156 24.7 5.8% 21.2%
2018 78 23.0 0.0% 6.4% 70 25.9 0.0% 7.1%
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Pitch Distribution