Kevin Newman
SS | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #19, Pittsburgh Pirates | Arizona
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 554 517 50 117 5 6 .226 .265 .309 .574
2022 309 288 31 79 2 8 .274 .316 .372 .688
2023 253 225 28 57 3 8 .253 .311 .364 .675
6 Seasons 1,916 1,770 189 459 23 38 .259 .304 .358 .662
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .226 5 6 .574
2022 .274 2 8 .688
2023 .253 3 8 .675
6 Seasons .259 23 38 .662
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2018 24 329 69 1 1.4 1.0 83.5 100.9 5.7 34.8 .213 .267 .211 .228 .276 17.4 23.7 4.1
2019 25 1882 434 9 2.1 1.7 85.3 107.1 8.5 33.4 .273 .374 .339 .303 .317 24.8 11.7 5.3
2020 26 662 138 1 0.7 0.6 85.5 104.7 8.7 32.6 .253 .337 .251 .290 .296 28.3 12.2 7.0
2021 27 1926 485 8 1.6 1.4 85.3 109.4 9.9 32.0 .255 .330 .249 .275 .277 26.0 7.4 4.9
2022 28 1080 243 4 1.6 1.3 85.8 108.2 13.1 31.7 .260 .332 .303 .285 .312 27.2 15.5 5.2
2023 29 912 198 5 2.5 2.0 86.5 105.7 12.0 35.4 .271 .369 .295 .311 .323 29.3 13.4 6.7
Player 6791 1567 28 1.8 1.5 85.5 109.4 10.0 32.9 .261 .345 .287 .288 .301 26.1 12.0 5.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 1.0
2019 50.0 18.9 26.3 4.8 32.3 39.9 27.9 3.5 39.2 22.6 28.3 2.8 2.1 1.7
2020 50.7 18.8 26.8 3.6 29.7 39.9 30.4 8.0 35.5 26.8 21.0 5.1 0.7 0.6
2021 45.8 21.4 25.2 7.6 31.8 42.9 25.4 7.4 35.5 28.9 23.1 3.5 1.6 1.4
2022 44.0 18.9 28.0 9.1 37.0 42.8 20.2 6.2 33.3 25.9 28.8 3.3 1.6 1.3
2023 44.9 22.7 27.8 4.5 38.4 35.9 25.8 5.6 31.3 25.8 29.8 5.1 2.5 2.0
Player 47.4 20.0 26.4 6.2 33.2 41.0 25.8 5.7 36.2 25.7 26.2 3.5 1.8 1.5
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2023 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 304 33.3 90 .274 .452 .353 13.5 15.6 16.3 .271 .414 .349 35.9
2023 Sinker -0.8 -1 180 19.7 46 .238 .310 .299 4.1 0.0 0.0 .298 .403 .341 35.7
2023 Slider -2.6 -4 152 16.7 42 .225 .300 .235 22.5 21.4 16.4 .287 .376 .291 34.4
2023 Curveball 0.0 0 84 9.2 16 .214 .214 .213 29.2 31.3 18.5 .155 .182 .176 10.0
2023 Changeup -1.6 -1 75 8.2 19 .235 .294 .282 13.0 10.5 9.1 .292 .376 .332 26.7
2023 Cutter 1.1 1 68 7.5 23 .273 .364 .335 18.4 8.7 13.3 .286 .329 .289 10.0
2023 Sweeper 4.8 2 40 4.4 13 .308 .462 .400 15.8 15.4 14.3 .237 .291 .230 9.1
2023 Splitter -9.9 -1 8 0.9 3 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .069 .075 .065 0.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.2 1 334 30.9 101 .297 .407 .345 10.1 11.9 15.0 .297 .397 .339 42.5
2022 Slider 0.2 0 233 21.6 61 .179 .268 .241 35.0 29.5 23.7 .162 .199 .194 12.8
2022 Sinker -1.8 -3 190 17.6 62 .281 .368 .306 6.8 11.3 23.3 .273 .336 .296 33.3
2022 Cutter 0.0 0 108 10.0 32 .290 .419 .348 11.1 9.4 10.0 .193 .276 .218 14.3
2022 Curveball 0.3 0 96 8.9 16 .313 .375 .303 7.4 12.5 9.1 .390 .462 .379 14.3
2022 Changeup 0.6 0 85 7.9 22 .273 .409 .350 23.3 13.6 10.7 .307 .376 .299 15.8
2022 Sweeper 8.3 2 24 2.2 12 .417 .417 .375 15.4 16.7 18.2 .309 .369 .297 0.0
2022 Splitter -0.5 0 10 0.9 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 33.3 20.0 .213 .247 .206 50.0
2021 4-Seamer -3.3 -20 608 31.6 188 .169 .256 .227 4.5 5.9 8.0 .254 .350 .294 25.8
2021 Slider -2.7 -12 440 22.8 105 .150 .180 .174 31.4 20.0 15.7 .184 .225 .201 18.8
2021 Sinker -0.3 -1 416 21.6 144 .279 .375 .301 2.5 0.7 1.6 .261 .335 .275 33.8
2021 Changeup 2.6 4 169 8.8 39 .444 .556 .464 16.9 7.7 5.4 .348 .415 .345 14.7
2021 Curveball -1.8 -3 149 7.7 33 .273 .333 .288 21.8 15.2 11.9 .277 .347 .294 17.9
2021 Cutter -0.8 -1 115 6.0 32 .200 .367 .313 8.5 0.0 0.0 .310 .399 .323 29.0
2021 Sweeper 1.7 0 13 0.7 4 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .415 .499 .394 25.0
2021 Splitter -11.6 -1 8 0.4 4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .037 .048 .037 0.0
2021 Slurve 1.1 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -0.1 0 192 29.0 52 .239 .326 .315 3.3 3.8 4.3 .279 .422 .346 50.0
2020 Sinker -2.7 -4 159 24.0 41 .237 .237 .254 4.3 9.8 11.8 .312 .376 .317 28.6
2020 Slider -0.8 -1 133 20.1 41 .179 .179 .208 31.5 19.5 21.1 .185 .237 .212 9.7
2020 Curveball 0.4 0 82 12.4 17 .231 .231 .356 25.9 5.9 3.2 .160 .164 .254 0.0
2020 Changeup -1.4 -1 46 6.9 10 .333 .444 .305 33.3 50.0 31.3 .290 .336 .282 40.0
2020 Cutter -2.0 -1 34 5.1 10 .200 .500 .290 7.7 10.0 12.5 .254 .405 .279 22.2
2020 Sweeper 0.5 0 13 2.0 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .007 .007 .006 0.0
2020 Splitter 3.4 0 3 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 4 592 31.5 135 .333 .524 .411 9.1 13.3 10.2 .292 .432 .334 32.4
2019 Slider -0.1 0 400 21.3 110 .298 .481 .357 24.9 17.3 14.6 .267 .384 .299 27.1
2019 Sinker -1.5 -6 381 20.2 139 .276 .339 .324 4.9 9.4 14.0 .285 .357 .312 26.1
2019 Curveball 1.6 3 205 10.9 57 .278 .352 .331 20.5 14.0 13.1 .258 .319 .275 15.2
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 165 8.8 53 .300 .480 .359 14.4 5.7 6.3 .239 .319 .245 12.2
2019 Cutter 2.4 2 99 5.3 20 .450 .600 .458 20.5 0.0 0.0 .263 .397 .276 30.0
2019 Splitter 8.0 1 12 0.6 3 .500 .500 .533 20.0 0.0 0.0 .132 .146 .315 0.0
2019 Sweeper 19.7 2 8 0.4 5 .500 .750 .570 0.0 0.0 0.0 .371 .471 .424 0.0
2019 Slurve -1.9 0 6 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .133 .143 .121 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 108 32.8 24 .273 .273 .321 14.3 16.7 18.2 .271 .326 .298 22.2
2018 Slider -3.9 -4 90 27.4 33 .188 .188 .164 32.6 27.3 31.0 .183 .215 .169 8.3
2018 Sinker -3.4 -3 75 22.8 21 .190 .190 .171 11.8 23.8 22.7 .185 .237 .184 25.0
2018 Curveball 2.2 1 26 7.9 5 .333 .667 .530 20.0 0.0 0.0 .255 .574 .489 33.3
2018 Cutter -4.9 -1 16 4.9 6 .167 .167 .150 33.3 33.3 40.0 .326 .368 .303 25.0
2018 Changeup -1.3 0 10 3.0 4 .250 .500 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 .246 .335 .256 0.0
2018 Splitter -17.0 -1 4 1.2 3 .000 .000 .000 75.0 100.0 75.0 -- -- .000 --
! 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 1,868 -3 -10 7 12 6
2020 172 662 -6 -7 3 3 -6
2021 551 1,925 -23 -31 13 9 -32
2022 309 1,080 -3 -3 2 3 0
2023 253 912 -6 -8 5 5 -5
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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 1,882 47.3 70.0 91.9 33.8 73.9 43.3 34.4 51.0 13.8 6.6 78.0
2020 662 48.2 60.2 94.3 28.0 66.7 41.2 23.3 43.5 14.6 7.7 64.7
2021 1,926 50.0 63.3 92.5 26.5 74.1 41.1 24.6 44.9 11.8 8.7 69.5
2022 1,080 50.2 64.9 90.3 31.2 70.2 46.9 31.1 48.1 15.6 8.4 69.2
2023 912 52.1 64.8 89.3 26.8 74.4 42.3 20.9 46.6 14.8 7.7 74.3
Player 6,791 49.4 65.2 91.5 29.7 71.9 42.9 27.7 47.3 14.1 7.8 71.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2018 27 92
2019 18 76 14 6 40 9 4 5 50 6 97 13 97 21 84 6
2020 13 55 10 6 30 1 2 7 23 9 96 26 96 44 68 11 19
2021 3 55 6 2 10 4 3 3 63 3 100 4 99 55 83 84 23
2022 42 65 43 17
2023 19 67 18 27
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
2019 21.8 12 11.0 1 2 6 6 50.0
2020 21.1 1 1.5 -1 2 2 0 0.0
2021 21.8 5 6.9 -2 2 7 2 40.0
2022 22.4 2 3.2 -1 2 3 1 50.0
2023 21.5 3 3.3 0 2 4 1 33.3
Player 21.8 23 26.2 -3 11 22 10 43.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2019 12 12 9 8 12 11 12 12 9 8 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 10 12 12 12 12 13 12 9 10 10 11 13 12 11
2020 1 3 1 0 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 0 3 2 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 2
2021 5 7 9 5 9 8 9 6 5 5 8 8 4 6 8 7 6 4 7 9 7 7 9 7 5 4 9 8 7 8 7
2022 2 3 4 4 4 3 4 2 1 2 3 3 3 4 3 5 4 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 2 4 3 4 3 4
2023 3 1 4 2 5 3 5 2 5 2 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 2 3 5 3 3 5 3 2 2 4 4 3 5 3
Player 23 27 27 19 32 27 32 23 22 17 27 28 23 25 27 29 26 18 28 31 28 29 33 28 18 18 29 27 30 30 27
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 83.5 85.3 1.8 85.5 0.2 85.3 -0.2 85.8 0.5 86.5 0.7
Launch Angle 5.7 8.5 2.8 8.7 0.2 9.9 1.2 13.1 3.2 12.0 -1.1
Barrel % 1.4 2.1 0.7 0.7 -1.4 1.6 0.9 1.6 0.0 2.5 0.9
Hard Hit % 17.4 24.8 7.4 28.3 3.5 26.0 -2.3 27.2 1.2 29.3 2.1
Sweet Spot % 34.8 33.4 -1.4 32.6 -0.8 32.0 -0.6 31.7 -0.3 35.4 3.7
xBA .213 .273 0.060 .253 -0.020 .255 0.002 .260 0.005 .271 0.011
BA .209 .308 0.099 .224 -0.084 .226 0.002 .274 0.048 .253 -0.021
xwOBA .228 .303 0.075 .290 -0.013 .275 -0.015 .285 0.010 .311 0.026
wOBA .211 .339 0.128 .251 -0.088 .249 -0.002 .303 0.054 .295 -0.008
xSLG .267 .374 0.107 .337 -0.037 .330 -0.007 .332 0.002 .369 0.037
SLG .231 .446 0.215 .276 -0.170 .309 0.033 .372 0.063 .364 -0.008
K% 23.7 11.7 -12.0 12.2 0.5 7.4 -4.8 15.5 8.1 13.4 -2.1
BB% 4.1 5.3 1.2 7.0 1.7 4.9 -2.1 5.2 0.3 6.7 1.5
Swing % 46.5 51.0 4.5 43.5 -7.5 44.9 1.4 48.1 3.2 46.6 -1.5
Whiff% 21.6 13.8 -7.8 14.6 0.8 11.8 -2.8 15.6 3.8 14.8 -0.8
In Zone % 49.5 47.3 -2.2 48.2 0.9 50.0 1.8 50.2 0.2 52.1 1.9
Out of Zone % 50.5 52.7 2.2 51.8 -0.9 50.0 -1.8 49.8 -0.2 47.9 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 30.7 33.8 3.1 28.0 -5.8 26.5 -1.5 31.2 4.7 26.8 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 23.7 34.4 10.7 23.3 -11.1 24.6 1.3 31.1 6.5 20.9 -10.2
First Pitch Strike % 67.0 64.1 -2.9 64.5 0.4 60.9 -3.6 65.4 4.5 62.5 -2.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2018 Shifts R 96 0 0.0 .211
2019 Shifts R 525 9 1.7 .335 .539
2020 Shifts R 171 0 0.0 .252
2021 Shifts R 536 8 1.5 .247 .110
2022 Shifts R 309 14 4.5 .291 .545
2023 Shades R 253 16 6.3 .294 .322
! 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 %
2018 97 16.7 33.0% 0.0% 68 22.1 0.0% 10.3%
2019 496 16.9 30.4% 1.6% 306 22.8 1.0% 7.5%
2020 217 16.6 29.0% 4.1% 113 22.4 2.7% 2.7%
2021 558 17.5 27.1% 1.1% 381 23.4 1.0% 12.1%
2022 325 17.1 24.0% 1.8% 177 22.5 2.3% 5.6%
2023 246 14.6 56.1% 0.0% 165 19.4 4.8% 0.0%
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