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Kevin Newman
Popularity: ↓ 39%
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 Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 329 69 1 1.4 83.5 5.7 34.8 .218 .278 .211 .236 .288 17.4 23.7 4.1
2019 1882 434 9 2.1 85.3 8.5 33.4 .282 .387 .340 .314 .330 24.8 11.7 5.3
2020 662 138 1 0.7 85.5 8.7 32.6 .254 .336 .247 .283 .288 28.3 12.2 7.0
ALL 2873 641 11 1.7 85.1 8.2 33.4 .268 .363 .304 .298 .316 24.8 13.3 5.5
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 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 .287 .299 .394 .256 .314 88.8 7 4.5 8.4
2020 Breaking 219 33.1 56 50 10 10 0 0 0 8 43 .200 .179 .200 .217 .221 .224 76.4 8 30.5 11.4
2020 Offspeed 47 7.1 10 9 3 2 1 0 0 5 5 .333 .289 .444 .336 .296 .265 80.7 9 34.6 31.3
2019 Fastballs 1072 57.4 295 274 86 67 9 4 6 31 244 .314 .295 .442 .408 .343 .330 87.1 7 8.3 10.8
2019 Breaking 613 32.8 171 161 47 34 7 1 5 27 134 .292 .274 .441 .376 .329 .304 84.3 9 24.0 13.8
2019 Offspeed 183 9.8 58 54 17 11 4 1 1 3 53 .315 .243 .481 .319 .338 .254 79.1 15 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 -1.1 -1 46 6.9 10 .333 .444 .305 34.6 50.0 31.3 .289 .336 .265 40.0
2020 Cutter -2.8 -1 44 6.6 13 .154 .385 .242 11.8 15.4 14.3 .208 .325 .220 18.2
2020 Curveball 0.4 0 83 12.5 17 .231 .231 .356 25.9 5.9 3.2 .162 .167 .259 0.0
2020 Slider -0.1 0 136 20.5 39 .189 .189 .214 32.7 17.9 17.9 .185 .237 .210 10.0
2020 Sinker -3.1 -5 167 25.2 44 .262 .262 .241 4.0 9.1 10.5 .302 .357 .292 28.2
2020 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 185 27.9 49 .214 .310 .312 3.4 4.1 4.7 .296 .450 .358 52.5
2020 Splitter 4.3 0 1 0.2
2019 Splitter 8.7 1 13 0.7 3 .500 .500 .533 16.7 0.0 0.0 .135 .156 .319 0.0
2019 Cutter 2.4 2 99 5.3 21 .429 .571 .436 18.2 0.0 0.0 .248 .381 .269 28.6
2019 Changeup 0.3 0 170 9.0 55 .308 .481 .352 15.0 5.5 5.9 .247 .325 .251 13.7
2019 Curveball 0.2 0 212 11.3 60 .246 .316 .284 19.8 13.3 12.1 .268 .328 .284 18.4
2019 Slider 0.7 3 401 21.3 111 .317 .510 .380 25.7 17.1 14.6 .277 .402 .315 23.5
2019 Sinker -2.0 -7 355 18.9 134 .274 .323 .307 4.7 8.2 12.8 .292 .369 .317 25.4
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 4 618 32.8 140 .333 .535 .411 9.1 14.3 10.9 .305 .450 .352 33.0
2018 Splitter -16.8 -1 4 1.2 3 .000 .000 .000 75.0 100.0 75.0 .000
2018 Changeup -1.4 0 10 3.0 4 .250 .500 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 .242 .321 .244 0.0
2018 Curveball 2.7 1 26 7.9 5 .333 .667 .530 20.0 0.0 0.0 .259 .615 .497 33.3
2018 Cutter -4.8 -1 16 4.9 6 .167 .167 .150 33.3 33.3 40.0 .317 .366 .309 25.0
2018 Sinker -3.4 -3 75 22.8 21 .190 .190 .171 11.8 23.8 22.7 .206 .261 .207 25.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 108 32.8 24 .273 .273 .321 14.6 16.7 18.2 .276 .343 .306 22.2
2018 Slider -3.8 -3 90 27.4 33 .188 .188 .164 32.6 27.3 31.0 .180 .216 .172 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 95 327 -5 -5 2 1 -8
2019 517 1855 -4 -10 8 9 4
2020 171 660 -7 -6 3 3 -7
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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 30.1 58.0 43.5 22.7 46.2 21.7 8.2 70.4
2019 1882 47.4 69.4 92.7 33.7 74.0 43.3 33.1 50.6 13.9 6.6 78.0
2020 662 48.2 60.2 94.3 27.7 67.4 41.7 22.7 43.4 14.6 7.7 64.7
ALL 2873 47.8 66.4 92.5 31.9 71.0 43.0 29.6 48.5 14.9 7.0 73.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 29.0 44.9 26.1 2.9 49.3 20.3 24.6 1.4 1.4
2019 50.0 18.9 26.3 4.8 32.3 39.9 27.9 3.2 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 8.0 35.5 26.8 21.0 5.1 0.7
ALL 50.7 18.4 26.4 4.5 31.4 40.4 28.2 4.2 39.5 23.2 26.4 3.1 1.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2018 92
2019 25 80 16 6 44 9 4 5 6 97 13 97 84 3
2020 16 54 9 6 31 1 2 7 9 96 26 96 68 2
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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 11.0 1.0 2 3 9 75.0
2020 21.1 1 1.5 -0.5 4 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 11 10 12 11 12 10 10 11 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 10 12 12 11 12 11 12 9 12
2020 1 1 2 2 2 2 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 .218 .282 0.064 .254 -0.028
BA .209 .308 0.099 .224 -0.084
xwOBA .236 .314 0.078 .283 -0.031
wOBA .211 .34 0.129 .247 -0.093
xSLG .278 .387 0.109 .336 -0.051
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 % 46.2 50.6 4.4 43.4 -7.2
Whiff% 21.7 13.9 -7.8 14.6 0.7
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 % 22.7 33.1 10.4 22.7 -10.4
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 .249

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