Kevin Quackenbush
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 235LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 8, #263, San Diego Padres | South Florida
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 2 7.86 20 0 0 26.1 23 1.82
2018 0 1 11.00 10 0 0 9 7 2.11
2021 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0.1 1 9.00
6 Seasons 13 15 4.41 204 0 8 208 187 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 20 0-2 7.86 26.1 23 1.82
2018 10 0-1 11.00 9 7 2.11
2021 1 0-0 27.00 0.1 1 9.00
6 Seasons 204 13-15 4.41 208 187 1.34
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 26 1044 164 10 6.1 4.1 89.6 114.2 12.1 29.9 .237 .371 .289 .303 .368 36.6 23.9 8.2 4.01 3.77
2016 27 1025 189 9 4.8 3.6 88.5 110.9 14.3 37.6 .275 .457 .315 .341 .381 38.1 16.6 8.7 3.92 5.00
2017 28 510 85 5 5.9 4.0 89.0 109.1 10.6 32.9 .240 .407 .374 .333 .351 29.4 18.4 12.8 7.86 4.83
2018 29 172 32 4 12.5 8.9 94.1 111.9 14.7 40.6 .338 .655 .442 .449 .510 53.1 15.6 13.3 11.00 9.93
2021 32 20 3 0 0.0 0.0 88.0 97.8 -0.6 33.3 .338 .408 .750 .319 .426 66.7 25.0 0.0 27.00 4.32
Player 2771 473 28 5.9 4.2 89.4 114.2 12.8 34.2 .259 .429 .328 .333 .380 37.2 19.6 9.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Quackenbush relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(45.0%) ,
Curveball
(40.0%) ,
Slider
(15.0%) ,


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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 43.9 25.6 26.2 4.3 28.0 39.6 32.3 1.8 34.1 27.4 24.4 4.3 6.1 4.1
2016 38.1 24.3 29.6 7.9 22.8 40.2 37.0 2.6 23.8 31.2 25.4 10.1 4.8 3.6
2017 47.1 20.0 25.9 7.1 27.1 38.8 34.1 3.5 34.1 25.9 23.5 5.9 5.9 4.0
2018 37.5 25.0 34.4 3.1 18.8 56.3 25.0 3.1 18.8 21.9 34.4 9.4 12.5 8.9
2021 66.7 0.0 33.3 0.0 33.3 0.0 66.7 0.0 66.7 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 41.9 23.9 28.1 6.1 25.2 40.6 34.2 2.5 29.2 28.1 25.4 7.2 5.9 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2021 Slider LAD R 3 81.1 41.6 0.8 2 4.6 -1.7 -27
2021 Curveball LAD R 8 76.7 60.3 3.4 6 6.1 -1.6 -21
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 9 88.1 19.4 -1.5 -8 3.0 -3.5 -54
2018 Slider CIN R 25 84.9 34.4 -2.6 -7 5.1 0.6 13
2018 Curveball CIN R 29 77.8 63.0 6.0 10 5.9 -2.4 -29
2018 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 118 90.1 17.7 -0.3 -2 2.1 -4.2 -67
2017 Slider SD R 84 83.1 40.0 1.5 4 1.8 -3.4 -66
2017 Curveball SD R 125 77.4 61.9 6.3 11 5.3 -3.0 -36
2017 4-Seam Fastball SD R 301 90.5 18.6 -2.4 -15 7.0 -1.0 -12
2016 4-Seam Fastball SD R 641 91.1 16.2 0.6 3 3.2 -3.6 -53
2016 Curveball SD R 328 78.9 57.6 2.6 5 9.3 0.5 6
2016 Slider SD R 40 83.4 38.1 -0.2 -1 7.3 1.1 18
2016 Changeup SD R 6 84.3 28.8 -1.8 -6 5.6 -6.7 -54
2015 4-Seam Fastball SD R 740 91.3 16.2 0.3 2 3.8 -3.2 -45
2015 Changeup SD R 14 84.6 28.1 -2.4 -8 6.6 -6.0 -48
2015 Curveball SD R 248 79.1 57.3 2.8 5 10.2 0.9 9
2015 Slider SD R 2 82.3 40.8 1.4 4 2.5 -3.1 -56
! 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 %
2021 4-Seam Fastball -20.6 -2 9 45.0 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 25.0 0.0 0.0 .465 .566 .449 50.0
2021 Curveball -2.2 0 8 40.0 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 50.0 20.0 .210 .251 .189 100.0
2021 Slider 1.8 0 3 15.0 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -3.2 -4 118 68.6 27 .304 .696 .457 22.0 14.8 12.1 .311 .674 .455 47.4
2018 Curveball -9.5 -3 29 16.9 9 .375 .750 .500 27.3 22.2 14.3 .398 .770 .519 83.3
2018 Slider 1.9 0 25 14.5 8 .375 .375 .338 38.5 12.5 25.0 .352 .485 .357 42.9
2017 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 -8 301 59.0 72 .350 .633 .475 14.1 9.7 8.5 .301 .555 .414 35.2
2017 Curveball 1.8 2 125 24.5 31 .148 .185 .247 29.8 32.3 19.6 .160 .214 .229 17.6
2017 Slider -3.7 -3 84 16.5 22 .350 .400 .366 28.6 27.3 17.1 .170 .231 .221 21.4
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 218 906 14 11 -4 -5 17
2015 240 1,033 2 10 -8 -3 2
2016 251 1,017 4 5 -6 -2 1
2017 125 510 -6 3 -5 -2 -9
2018 44 172 -8 3 -1 -1 -6
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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 1,044 48.7 66.3 82.8 26.5 66.9 41.2 59.7 45.9 21.5 6.9 76.4
2016 1,025 48.8 63.8 85.0 24.6 69.8 44.2 56.5 43.7 18.5 7.6 66.7
2017 510 46.3 63.1 89.3 24.8 60.3 41.6 58.4 42.5 19.8 5.9 90.0
2018 172 51.7 64.0 77.2 20.5 64.7 46.5 54.5 43.0 25.7 8.1 71.4
2021 20 40.0 62.5 80.0 33.3 75.0 30.0 75.0 45.0 22.2 10.0 50.0
Player 2,771 48.4 64.7 84.3 25.2 66.7 42.6 58.0 44.3 20.4 7.1 74.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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 57 57 59 58 50 63 24 10 17 73 36 42 19 27 42 18 28
2016 19 12 17 22 19 76 73 51 19 19 37 14 8 23 34 2 28
2017 18 20 2 18
2018 14 9 32
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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 22.3 8 7.9 0 6 7 3 37.5
2017 22.9 5 3.4 2 2 4 1 20.0
2018 21.7 3 2.3 1 0 2 1 33.3
Player 22.4 16 13.6 2 8 13 5 31.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 9 6 14 8 6 9 8 7 4 6 13 7 5 7 10 4 6 9 8 6 6 12 10 8 7 9 11 9 9 5
2017 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 2 2 2 5 3 3 3 4 2 2 4 3 3 3 5 3 4 2 2 6 3 5 3
2018 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2
Player 16 15 11 20 14 11 16 15 10 8 10 20 13 10 12 17 8 10 15 14 12 11 20 16 15 11 13 20 15 17 10
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 91.1 -0.1 90.5 -0.6 90.1 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.4 84.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.1 79.4 0.3 79.7 0.3 81.1 1.4
Exit Velocity 89.6 88.5 -1.1 89.0 0.5 94.1 5.1
Launch Angle 12.1 14.3 2.2 10.6 -3.7 14.7 4.1
Barrel % 6.1 4.8 -1.3 5.9 1.1 12.5 6.6
Hard Hit % 36.6 38.1 1.5 29.4 -8.7 53.1 23.7
Sweet Spot % 29.9 37.6 7.7 32.9 -4.7 40.6 7.7
xBA .237 .275 0.038 .240 -0.035 .338 0.098
BA .240 .242 0.002 .299 0.057 .333 0.034
xwOBA .303 .341 0.038 .333 -0.008 .449 0.116
wOBA .289 .315 0.026 .374 0.059 .442 0.068
xSLG .371 .457 0.086 .407 -0.050 .655 0.248
SLG .369 .436 0.067 .477 0.041 .641 0.164
K% 23.9 16.6 -7.3 18.4 1.8 15.6 -2.8
BB% 8.2 8.7 0.5 12.8 4.1 13.3 0.5
Swing % 45.9 43.7 -2.2 42.5 -1.2 43.0 0.5
Whiff% 21.5 18.5 -3.0 19.8 1.3 25.7 5.9
In Zone % 48.7 48.8 0.1 46.3 -2.5 51.7 5.4
Out of Zone % 51.3 51.2 -0.1 53.7 2.5 48.3 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 24.6 -1.9 24.8 0.2 20.5 -4.3
First Pitch Swing % 22.2 20.9 -1.3 23.2 2.3 20.5 -2.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.7 56.5 -3.2 58.4 1.9 54.5 -3.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 250 .311 152 13 8.6 98 43 43.9
2017 Shifts 124 .377 71 2 2.8 53 20 37.7
2018 Shifts 44 .442 27 1 3.7 17 7 41.2
2021 Shifts 4 .750 4 2 50.0 0 0 0.0
! 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 %
2014 237 18.5 0.4% 2.1% 160 24.5 0.0% 12.5%
2015 300 19.1 19.3% 4.3% 159 21.3 9.4% 13.8%
2016 333 19.1 15.3% 5.4% 149 23.0 4.0% 10.7%
2017 148 16.9 11.5% 0.0% 100 19.0 0.0% 0.0%
2018 51 17.5 23.5% 2.0% 35 19.9 0.0% 5.7%
2021 6 19.0 0.0% 0.0% 4 20.6 0.0% 25.0%
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Pitch Distribution