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Kirby Yates
Popularity: ↓ 33%
P | B/T: L/R | 5' 10" 205LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 26, #798, Boston Red Sox | Kauai HS, HI
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 12.46 6 0 2 4.1 8 2.54
7 Seasons 12 17 3.54 291 0 57 282.1 400 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 6 0-1 12.46 4.1 8 2.54
7 Seasons 291 12-17 3.54 282.1 400 1.15

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 408 63 10 15.9 89.4 18.7 34.9 .262 .573 .421 .384 .473 42.9 22.8 7.6 7.97 6.21
2016 800 111 4 3.6 88.2 13.5 30.6 .221 .317 .327 .291 .343 28.8 27.2 10.3 5.23 3.37
2017 965 122 14 11.5 87.2 21.8 37.7 .186 .385 .295 .275 .409 36.1 38.1 8.2 3.97 3.05
2018 1047 139 10 7.2 87.1 12.6 30.9 .183 .329 .236 .259 .363 39.7 36.0 6.8 2.14 2.67
2019 1021 122 5 4.1 86.9 11 30.3 .174 .265 .228 .229 .347 36.1 41.6 5.3 1.19 2.18
2020 101 13 1 7.7 86.2 14.9 38.5 .260 .429 .397 .337 .435 30.8 32.0 16.0 12.46 5.29
ALL 4342 570 44 7.7 87.5 15.2 32.8 .197 .349 .284 .275 .380 36.2 34.9 7.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Yates relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.4%) ,
Split Finger
(35.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 65 25 40 64.4 93.6 15 11 3 3 0 0 0 4 8 0.273 0.240 0.273 0.283 0.312 0.301 84.4 21 2282 41.4 21.1
2020 Split Finger 36 16 20 35.6 85.8 10 9 4 3 0 0 1 4 5 0.444 0.283 0.778 0.607 0.524 0.391 89.1 6 1500 41.2 30.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball 582 255 327 57.0 93.5 114 102 22 13 7 0 2 50 54 0.216 0.180 0.343 0.309 0.272 0.252 89.0 24 2307 34.9 28.2
2019 Split Finger 430 199 231 42.1 86.3 127 118 18 15 3 0 0 51 67 0.153 0.169 0.178 0.228 0.181 0.210 85.3 1 1399 34.4 30.0
2019 Slider 9 6 3 0.9 85.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 0.075 2.000 0.160 1.217 0.099 86.7 29 2265 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 4-Seamer SD R 65 93.6 16.3 -0.4 -3 13.3 5.4 68
2020 Splitter SD R 36 85.8 36 3.1 9 14.1 2.4 21
2019 Splitter SD R 430 86.3 37.6 3.9 12 13.6 1.9 16
2019 4-Seamer SD R 582 93.5 17.3 -0.4 -2 14.2 5.5 63
2019 Slider SD R 9 85.2 35.7 -1.2 -3 2.1 -3.9 -66
2018 4-Seamer SD R 589 93.9 16.4 -0.1 -1 13.5 5.1 61
2018 Slider SD R 54 86.8 32.5 -2.4 -7 1.2 -5.8 -127
2018 Splitter SD R 366 87.3 34.4 1.1 3 13.2 1.3 11
2017 Slider SD R 257 86 34 -0.7 -2 3.1 -6.7 -186
2017 Splitter SD R 105 86.8 34.7 1.4 4 15.9 2.3 17
2017 Sinker SD R 85 93.4 21.8 -1.6 -7 20.6 5 32
2017 4-Seamer SD R 515 93.9 15.8 -0.2 -1 15.3 6 64
2016 Curveball NYY R 37 78.3 53.9 1.2 2 10.8 2.1 24
2016 Changeup NYY R 25 84.7 27 -3.7 -12 16.1 2.4 18
2016 Slider NYY R 250 85 33.5 -1.3 -4 0.8 -2.1 -72
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 471 93.8 13.8 1.6 11 14.1 4.5 46
2015 Curveball TB R 69 78.2 57.2 4.2 8 11.5 3.2 38
2015 Slider TB R 75 85 33.1 -2.7 -8 1.2 -2 -62
2015 Changeup TB R 36 84.1 30 -2 -6 14.5 0.3 2
2015 4-Seamer TB R 227 93 17.7 -1.4 -9 13.8 4.3 45
! 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 Splitter 7.3 3 36 35.6 10 0.444 0.778 0.540 41.2 40.0 30.8 0.283 0.607 0.392 60.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.5 0 65 64.4 15 0.273 0.273 0.320 41.4 26.7 21.1 0.240 0.283 0.303 12.5
2019 Slider 11.7 1 9 0.9 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.075 0.160 0.099 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -1.4 -8 582 57.0 114 0.216 0.343 0.294 34.9 43.9 28.2 0.180 0.309 0.252 35.2
2019 Splitter -3.7 -16 430 42.1 127 0.153 0.178 0.193 34.4 40.2 30.0 0.169 0.228 0.210 37.3
2018 Slider -0.8 0 54 5.2 7 0.429 0.429 0.386 45.5 0.0 0.0 0.127 0.147 0.122 14.3
2018 Splitter -2.1 -8 366 35.0 116 0.164 0.227 0.200 43.8 47.4 30.6 0.165 0.268 0.209 28.6
2018 4-Seamer -2.1 -12 589 56.3 118 0.184 0.330 0.276 26.8 27.1 20.6 0.212 0.417 0.313 50.7
2017 Sinker 1.5 1 85 8.8 14 0.200 0.200 0.393 50.0 28.6 22.2 0.259 0.324 0.380 50.0
2017 Splitter -4.3 -5 105 10.9 35 0.029 0.029 0.046 55.4 80.0 40.0 0.041 0.063 0.063 16.7
2017 Slider 1.7 4 257 26.6 68 0.297 0.656 0.405 40.3 35.3 30.0 0.225 0.465 0.302 31.7
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -6 515 53.4 111 0.220 0.420 0.308 29.3 27.9 20.1 0.205 0.454 0.316 39.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 36 85.8 97 14.8 2:30 3:00 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 64 93.6 99 19.8 1:30 1:30 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 175 777 -6 -5 3 4 -4
2017 226 959 -4 -7 3 3 -4
2018 238 1001 -6 -18 -1 4 -20
2019 235 1010 -10 -21 3 4 -23
2020 25 101 0 1 1 1 3
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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 408 47.8 66.7 83.1 26.8 63.2 42.6 65.2 45.8 23.0 6.9 85.7
2016 800 48.9 65.7 75.5 26.2 65.4 41.3 63.6 45.5 27.5 7.6 75.4
2017 965 50.4 70.7 70.8 31.7 47.0 43.7 62.8 51.4 36.5 7.6 79.5
2018 1047 45.8 72.9 69.7 36.9 57.4 44.1 60.4 52.7 34.6 7.1 88.9
2019 1021 47.4 69.8 70.7 30.7 54.5 46.1 61.3 49.3 34.6 6.4 78.5
2020 101 47.5 68.8 66.7 24.5 38.5 41.6 68.0 45.5 41.3 3.0 100.0
ALL 4342 48.0 69.6 72.4 31.1 55.8 43.8 62.3 49.5 33.0 7.0 81.5
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 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 %
2015 30.2 36.5 22.2 11.1 46.0 28.6 25.4 3.2 23.8 27.0 22.2 7.9 15.9
2016 44.1 20.7 24.3 10.8 36.0 41.4 22.5 2.7 35.1 25.2 28.8 2.7 3.6
2017 29.5 39.3 21.3 9.8 32.8 36.9 30.3 6.6 18.0 38.5 19.7 4.9 11.5
2018 43.2 23.0 23.0 10.8 35.3 45.3 19.4 3.6 32.4 28.8 20.1 5.8 7.2
2019 48.4 27.9 18.0 5.7 40.2 33.6 26.2 3.3 32.8 23.8 28.7 5.7 4.1
2020 38.5 23.1 30.8 7.7 23.1 53.8 23.1 7.7 23.1 23.1 38.5 0.0 7.7
ALL 40.0 28.6 21.9 9.5 36.8 38.6 24.6 4.0 28.8 28.8 24.2 5.1 7.7
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% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 55 73 51
2016 66 81 44
2017 89 97 68 20 96 51 1 49 23 98 53 99 89 65 73
2018 95 97 88 58 98 72 34 81 14 97 74 95 95 68 70
2019 100 99 100 99 98 97 94 88 53 99 90 92 100 57 61
2020
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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 22.5 2 2.7 -0.7 4 2 1 50.0
2020 1 1.0 0.0 0 0 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 4 4 2 4 2 2 4 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 4 2 3
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93 93.8 0.8 93.8 0 93.9 0.1 93.5 -0.4 93.6 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 84.6 0.5 86.8 2.2 87.3 0.5 86.3 -1 85.8 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 81.8 84.1 2.3 86 1.9 86.8 0.8 85.2 -1.6 0 0
Exit Velocity 89.4 88.2 -1.2 87.2 -1 87.1 -0.1 86.9 -0.2 86.2 -0.7
Launch Angle 18.7 13.5 -5.2 21.8 8.3 12.6 -9.2 11 -1.6 14.9 3.9
Barrel % 15.9 3.6 -12.3 11.5 7.9 7.2 -4.3 4.1 -3.1 7.7 3.6
Hard Hit % 42.9 28.8 -14.1 36.1 7.3 39.7 3.6 36.1 -3.6 30.8 -5.3
Sweet Spot % 34.9 30.6 -4.3 37.7 7.1 30.9 -6.8 30.3 -0.6 38.5 8.2
xBA 0.262 0.221 -0.041 0.186 -0.035 0.183 -0.003 0.174 -0.009 0.26 0.086
BA 0.274 0.258 -0.016 0.211 -0.047 0.181 -0.03 0.186 0.005 0.35 0.164
xwOBA 0.384 0.291 -0.093 0.275 -0.016 0.259 -0.016 0.229 -0.03 0.337 0.108
wOBA 0.421 0.327 -0.094 0.295 -0.032 0.236 -0.059 0.228 -0.008 0.397 0.169
xSLG 0.573 0.317 -0.256 0.385 0.068 0.329 -0.056 0.265 -0.064 0.429 0.164
SLG 0.667 0.396 -0.271 0.416 0.02 0.279 -0.137 0.262 -0.017 0.5 0.238
K% 22.8 27.2 4.4 38.1 10.9 36 -2.1 41.6 5.6 32 -9.6
BB% 7.6 10.3 2.7 8.2 -2.1 6.8 -1.4 5.3 -1.5 16 10.7
Swing % 45.8 45.5 -0.3 51.4 5.9 52.7 1.3 49.3 -3.4 45.5 -3.8
Whiff% 23 27.5 4.5 36.5 9 34.6 -1.9 34.6 0 41.3 6.7
In Zone Swing % 47.8 48.9 1.1 50.4 1.5 45.8 -4.6 47.4 1.6 47.5 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 52.2 51.1 -1.1 49.6 -1.5 54.2 4.6 52.6 -1.6 52.5 -0.1
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 27.2 1.1 31.6 4.4 33.2 1.6 30.5 -2.7 40 9.5
First Pitch Strike % 65.2 63.6 -1.6 62.8 -0.8 60.4 -2.4 61.3 0.9 68 6.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 180 .314 119 7 5.9 61 20 32.8
2017 228 .296 131 5 3.8 97 31 32.0
2018 240 .234 131 0 0.0 109 24 22.0
2019 242 .228 111 12 10.8 131 42 32.1
2020 25 .397 10 0 0.0 15 7 46.7

Pitch Distribution