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Kevin Newman
Popularity: ↓ 15%
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #19, Pittsburgh Pirates | Arizona
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 172 156 12 35 1 10 0 .224 .281 .276 .556
3 Seasons 800 740 80 206 13 80 16 .278 .325 .384 .709
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .224 1 10 0 .556
3 Seasons .278 13 80 16 .709

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2018 329 69 1 1.4 83.5 5.7 34.8 .213 .267 .211 .228 .276 17.4 23.7 4.1
2019 1882 434 9 2.1 85.3 8.5 33.4 .271 .370 .340 .300 .313 24.8 11.7 5.3
2020 662 138 1 0.7 85.5 8.7 32.6 .246 .328 .251 .284 .287 28.3 12.2 7
2873 641 11 1.7 85.1 8.2 33.4 .258 .349 .305 .288 .304 24.8 13.3 5.5
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 396 59.8 106 97 22 17 4 0 1 8 90 .227 .281 .299 .389 .260 .319 88.8 7 4.5 8.4
2020 Breaking 219 33.1 56 50 10 10 0 0 0 8 43 .200 .171 .200 .208 .224 .216 76.4 8 30.5 11.4
2020 Offspeed 47 7.1 10 9 3 2 1 0 0 5 5 .333 .290 .444 .336 .300 .282 80.7 9 33.3 31.3
2019 Fastballs 1072 57.4 295 274 86 67 9 4 6 31 244 .314 .286 .442 .393 .343 .318 87.1 7 8.3 10.8
2019 Breaking 613 32.8 171 161 47 34 7 1 5 27 134 .292 .265 .441 .362 .329 .293 84.3 9 23.8 13.8
2019 Offspeed 183 9.8 58 54 17 11 4 1 1 3 53 .315 .230 .481 .305 .338 .243 78.2 14 15.1 5.3
! 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 %
2020 Changeup -1.3 -1 46 6.9 10 .333 .444 .305 33.3 50 31.3 .29 .336 .282 40
2020 Cutter -2.8 -1 44 6.6 13 .154 .385 .223 11.8 15.4 14.3 .197 .314 .216 18.2
2020 Curveball 0.3 0 83 12.5 17 .231 .231 .356 25.9 5.9 3.2 .16 .164 .254 0
2020 Slider -0.2 0 136 20.5 39 .189 .189 .244 32.7 17.9 17.9 .175 .224 .201 10
2020 Sinker -3.3 -6 167 25.2 44 .262 .262 .241 4 9.1 10.5 .297 .357 .293 28.2
2020 4-Seamer -0.2 0 185 27.9 49 .214 .31 .312 3.4 4.1 4.7 .291 .446 .369 52.5
2020 Splitter 4.1 0 1 0.2
2019 Splitter 8 1 12 0.6 3 .5 .5 .533 20 0 0 .132 .146 .315 0
2019 Cutter 2.3 2 99 5.3 21 .429 .571 .436 18.2 0 0 .251 .379 .264 28.6
2019 Changeup 0.1 0 171 9.1 55 .308 .481 .356 14.9 5.5 5.9 .234 .311 .239 13.7
2019 Curveball 0.6 1 212 11.3 60 .246 .316 .284 19.8 13.3 12.1 .256 .314 .271 18.4
2019 Slider 0.6 2 401 21.3 111 .317 .51 .385 25.5 17.1 14.6 .27 .389 .306 23.5
2019 Sinker -2 -7 355 18.9 134 .274 .323 .307 4.7 8.2 12.8 .283 .353 .305 25.4
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 4 618 32.8 140 .333 .535 .411 9.1 14.3 10.9 .293 .433 .34 33
2018 Splitter -17 -1 4 1.2 3 0 0 0 75 100 75 0
2018 Changeup -1 0 10 3 4 .25 .5 .313 0 0 0 .246 .335 .256 0
2018 Curveball 2.4 1 26 7.9 5 .333 .667 .53 20 0 0 .255 .574 .489 33.3
2018 Cutter -4.9 -1 16 4.9 6 .167 .167 .15 33.3 33.3 40 .326 .368 .303 25
2018 Sinker -3.4 -3 75 22.8 21 .19 .19 .171 11.8 23.8 22.7 .185 .237 .184 25
2018 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 108 32.8 24 .273 .273 .283 14.3 16.7 18.2 .271 .326 .298 22.2
2018 Slider -3.8 -3 90 27.4 33 .188 .188 .164 32.6 27.3 31 .183 .215 .169 8.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 96 329 -5 -6 2 1 -8
2019 524 1868 -4 -11 7 12 4
2020 172 662 -7 -6 3 3 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 329 49.5 62.6 88.2 30.7 56.9 43.5 23.7 46.5 21.6 8.2 70.4
2019 1882 47.4 70 91.9 33.8 73.8 43.3 34.3 51 13.8 6.6 78
2020 662 48.2 60.2 94.3 28 66.7 41.5 23.3 43.5 14.6 7.7 64.7
2873 47.8 66.8 92 32.1 70.6 42.9 30.6 48.7 14.8 7 73.6
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 29 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 55.1 15.9 24.6 4.3 29 44.9 26.1 2.9 49.3 20.3 24.6 1.4 1.4
2019 50 18.9 26.3 4.8 32.3 39.9 27.9 3.5 39.2 22.6 28.3 2.8 2.1
2020 50.7 18.1 27.5 3.6 29.7 39.9 30.4 8 35.5 26.8 21 5.1 0.7
50.7 18.4 26.4 4.5 31.4 40.4 28.2 4.4 39.5 23.2 26.4 3.1 1.7
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2018 92
2019 18 76 13 6 39 9 4 5 6 97 13 97 84 5
2020 11 46 9 6 24 1 2 7 9 96 26 96 69 8
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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 21.8 12 11.4 1 2 4 9 75
2020 21.1 1 1.5 -1 4 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 12 12 11 12 10 10 13 10 13 11 12 10 11 11 12 10 11 12 12 10 11 10 14 12 12 12 11 13 9 13
2020 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 4 0 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 83.5 85.3 1.8 85.5 0.2
Launch Angle 5.7 8.5 2.8 8.7 0.2
Barrel % 1.4 2.1 0.7 .7 -1.4
Hard Hit % 17.4 24.8 7.4 28.3 3.5
Sweet Spot % 34.8 33.4 -1.4 32.6 -0.8
xBA .213 .271 0.058 .246 -0.025
BA .209 .308 0.099 .224 -0.084
xwOBA .228 .3 0.072 .284 -0.016
wOBA .211 .34 0.129 .251 -0.089
xSLG .267 .37 0.103 .328 -0.042
SLG .231 .446 0.215 .276 -0.17
K% 23.7 11.7 -12 12.2 0.5
BB% 4.1 5.3 1.2 7 1.7
Swing % 46.5 51 4.5 43.5 -7.5
Whiff% 21.6 13.8 -7.8 14.6 0.8
In Zone Swing % 49.5 47.4 -2.1 48.2 0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 50.5 52.6 2.1 51.8 -0.8
First Pitch Swing % 23.7 34.3 10.6 23.3 -11
First Pitch Strike % 67 63.8 -3.2 64.5 0.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2018 R 96 0 0.0 .211
2019 R 525 5 1.0 .334 .832
2020 R 171 0 0.0 .252

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