Kirby Yates
P | B/T: L/R | 5' 10" 205LBS | Age: 35

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 9.00 3 0 0 1.0 0 4.00
8 Seasons 12 17 3.56 294 0 57 283.1 400 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 3 0-0 9.00 1.0 0 4.00
8 Seasons 294 12-17 3.56 283.1 400 1.16

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 28 408 63 10 15.9 10.9 89.4 107.3 18.7 34.9 .266 .577 .421 .387 .477 42.9 22.8 7.6 7.97 6.60
2016 29 800 111 4 3.6 2.2 88.2 109.8 13.8 30.6 .218 .315 .327 .287 .336 28.8 27.2 10.3 5.23 3.43
2017 30 965 122 14 11.5 6.1 87.2 109.6 21.8 37.7 .183 .381 .295 .272 .403 36.1 38.1 8.2 3.97 3.13
2018 31 1047 139 10 7.2 4 87.1 109.0 12.6 30.9 .182 .322 .236 .255 .356 39.7 36.0 6.8 2.14 2.70
2019 32 1021 122 5 4.1 2.1 86.9 109.5 11.0 30.3 .172 .262 .228 .226 .342 36.1 41.6 5.3 1.19 2.22
2020 33 101 13 1 7.7 4 86.2 108.0 14.9 38.5 .259 .430 .403 .348 .455 30.8 32.0 16.0 12.46 5.27
2022 35 33 5 2 40 28.6 95.7 102.7 16.0 40.0 .324 .719 .557 .511 .439 60.0 0.0 28.6 9.00 14.07
Player 4375 575 46 8 4.5 87.6 109.8 15.2 32.9 .196 .347 .286 .274 .376 36.4 34.7 7.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Yates relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57.6%) ,
Split Finger
(42.4%) ,


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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 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 10.9
2016 44.1 20.7 24.3 10.8 36.0 41.4 22.5 2.7 34.2 25.2 28.8 2.7 3.6 2.2
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 6.1
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 4.0
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 2.1
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 4.0
2022 40.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 80.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 40.0 28.6
Player 40.0 28.5 21.9 9.6 37.2 38.3 24.5 4.0 28.7 28.7 24.0 5.0 8.0 4.5
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Splitter ATL R 14 87.0 36.5 4.9 16 14.4 2.0 16
2022 4-Seamer ATL R 19 93.3 16.6 -0.4 -2 14.4 5.5 63
2020 Splitter SD R 36 85.8 36.0 2.4 7 14.1 2.3 19
2020 4-Seamer SD R 65 93.6 16.3 -0.5 -3 13.3 5.4 67
2019 Slider SD R 9 85.2 35.7 -1.3 -4 2.1 -3.9 -66
2019 Splitter SD R 430 86.3 37.6 3.7 11 13.6 1.7 15
2019 4-Seamer SD R 582 93.5 17.3 -0.4 -2 14.2 5.5 62
2018 Splitter SD R 366 87.3 34.4 1.1 3 13.2 1.3 11
2018 Slider SD R 54 86.8 32.5 -2.4 -7 1.2 -5.8 -127
2018 4-Seamer SD R 589 93.9 16.4 -0.1 -1 13.5 5.1 61
2017 Sinker SD R 85 93.4 21.8 -1.6 -7 20.6 5.0 32
2017 4-Seamer SD R 515 93.9 15.8 -0.2 -1 15.3 6.0 64
2017 Splitter SD R 105 86.8 34.7 1.4 4 15.9 2.3 17
2017 Slider SD R 257 86.0 34.0 -0.6 -2 3.1 -6.7 -185
2016 Changeup NYY R 25 84.8 27.0 -3.7 -12 16.1 2.4 17
2016 Slider NYY R 250 85.0 33.5 -1.2 -4 0.8 -2.1 -72
2016 Curveball NYY R 37 78.3 53.9 1.3 2 10.8 2.1 24
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 473 93.8 13.8 1.6 10 14.1 4.4 46
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 2.2 0 19 57.6 3 .500 1.000 .650 0.0 0.0 0.0 .284 .754 .520 50.0
2022 Splitter 6.2 1 14 42.4 4 .333 .667 .488 25.0 0.0 0.0 .351 .695 .508 66.7
2020 4-Seamer 0.1 0 65 64.4 15 .273 .273 .320 41.4 26.7 21.1 .242 .290 .312 12.5
2020 Splitter 8.8 3 36 35.6 10 .444 .778 .610 41.2 40.0 30.8 .278 .600 .473 60.0
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -8 582 57.0 114 .216 .343 .294 34.4 43.9 28.2 .177 .307 .249 35.2
2019 Splitter -3.5 -15 430 42.1 127 .153 .178 .200 34.4 40.2 30.0 .168 .224 .208 37.3
2019 Slider 11.6 1 9 0.9 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .047 .083 .042 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -2.0 -12 589 56.3 118 .184 .330 .276 26.4 27.1 20.6 .210 .409 .309 50.7
2018 Splitter -2.2 -8 366 35.0 116 .164 .227 .200 43.8 47.4 30.6 .162 .259 .203 28.6
2018 Slider -0.9 0 54 5.2 7 .429 .429 .386 43.5 0.0 0.0 .148 .176 .147 14.3
2017 4-Seamer -1.0 -5 515 53.4 111 .220 .420 .308 29.3 27.9 20.1 .198 .444 .308 39.1
2017 Slider 1.6 4 257 26.6 68 .297 .656 .405 40.0 35.3 30.0 .227 .466 .303 31.7
2017 Splitter -4.3 -4 105 10.9 35 .029 .029 .046 55.4 80.0 40.0 .042 .066 .065 16.7
2017 Sinker 1.4 1 85 8.8 14 .200 .200 .393 50.0 28.6 22.2 .251 .309 .374 50.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 64 93.6 99 19.8 1:30 1:30 0
2020 Splitter 34 85.8 97 14.7 2:30 3:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 19 93.3 94 20.7 1:45 1:30 15
2022 Splitter 14 87.0 96 15.6 2:30 3:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 153 677 -1 -10 5 3 -4
2015 92 408 3 5 3 1 12
2016 183 796 -5 -5 5 5 1
2017 228 962 -4 -7 3 3 -4
2018 241 1,009 -6 -18 0 4 -20
2019 242 1,021 -10 -20 4 5 -21
2020 25 101 0 1 1 2 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 48.0 66.3 83.1 26.9 63.2 42.6 65.2 45.8 23.0 6.9 85.7
2016 800 49.0 66.3 74.2 26.0 67.0 41.0 63.6 45.8 27.3 7.6 77.0
2017 965 50.4 70.9 70.6 31.7 47.0 43.7 63.3 51.5 36.4 7.6 79.5
2018 1,047 45.8 73.8 68.9 37.1 57.1 44.1 60.4 53.2 34.3 7.1 90.3
2019 1,021 47.4 70.5 70.1 30.9 54.2 46.1 61.6 49.7 34.3 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
2022 33 42.4 64.3 100.0 5.3 0.0 39.4 42.9 30.3 10.0 0.0 --
Player 4,375 48.0 70.1 71.9 30.9 55.8 43.7 62.4 49.6 32.7 7.0 82.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.7 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 56 74 47 31
2016 67 81 20
2017 87 97 66 17 95 51 1 49 23 98 53 99 87 66 74 21
2018 95 96 88 61 98 72 34 81 14 97 74 94 100 69 72 16
2019 100 99 100 99 98 97 93 88 53 99 90 92 70 57 62 10
2020 60 53 19
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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 24.2 5 3.3 2 1 3 1 20.0
2017 23.7 12 9.7 2 6 4 6 50.0
2018 22.3 6 6.0 0 2 2 5 83.3
2019 22.5 2 4.4 -2 4 4 1 50.0
2020 -- 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2022 -- 0 1.4 -1 0 2 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 3 3 4 3 3 3 5 4 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 2 5 1 4 4 1 2 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4
2017 12 11 13 10 9 10 10 9 11 10 10 9 8 9 8 10 9 12 6 10 10 8 9 9 11 9 10 9 10 10 11
2018 6 7 7 6 6 7 5 6 7 6 7 6 5 5 5 6 6 7 5 6 7 5 5 6 6 6 7 5 5 5 7
2019 2 8 5 4 5 5 4 6 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 3 7 2 3 7 4 3 4 4 5 6 3 4 4 5
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2022 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 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, 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 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
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 13.8 -4.9 21.8 8 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 .266 .218 -0.048 .183 -0.035 .182 -0.001 .172 -0.01 .259 0.087
BA .274 .258 -0.016 .211 -0.047 .181 -0.03 .186 0.005 .35 0.164
xwOBA .387 .287 -0.1 .272 -0.015 .255 -0.017 .226 -0.029 .348 0.122
wOBA .421 .327 -0.094 .295 -0.032 .236 -0.059 .228 -0.008 .403 0.175
xSLG .577 .315 -0.262 .381 0.066 .322 -0.059 .262 -0.06 .43 0.168
SLG .667 .396 -0.271 .416 0.02 .279 -0.137 .262 -0.017 .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 45.8 0 51.5 5.7 53.2 1.7 49.7 -3.5 45.5 -4.2
Whiff% 23 27.3 4.3 36.4 9.1 34.3 -2.1 34.3 0 41.3 7
In Zone % 48 49 1 50.4 1.4 45.8 -4.6 47.4 1.6 47.5 0.1
Out of Zone % 52 51 -1 49.6 -1.4 54.2 4.6 52.6 -1.6 52.5 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 26.9 26 -0.9 31.7 5.7 37.1 5.4 30.9 -6.2 24.5 -6.4
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 27.7 1.6 31.9 4.2 34 2.1 31 -3 40 9
First Pitch Strike % 65.2 63.6 -1.6 63.3 -0.3 60.4 -2.9 61.6 1.2 68 6.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 179 .314 119 7 5.9 60 19 31.7
2017 228 .296 131 5 3.8 97 31 32.0
2018 241 .233 132 0 0.0 109 24 22.0
2019 242 .228 111 12 10.8 131 42 32.1
2020 25 .403 10 0 0.0 15 7 46.7
2022 7 .557 5 0 0.0 2 2 100.0

Pitch Tempo

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