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Kirby Yates
P | B/T: L/R | 5' 10" 205LBS | Age: 34

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 Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 89.4 107.3 18.7 34.9 .266 .577 .421 .387 .477 42.9 22.8 7.6 7.97 6.93
2016 29 800 111 4 3.6 88.2 109.8 13.8 30.6 .215 .311 .327 .284 .330 28.8 27.2 10.3 5.23 3.48
2017 30 965 122 14 11.5 87.2 109.6 21.8 37.7 .182 .378 .295 .270 .399 36.1 38.1 8.2 3.97 3.14
2018 31 1047 139 10 7.2 87.1 109 12.6 30.9 .179 .318 .236 .252 .348 39.7 36 6.8 2.14 2.68
2019 32 1021 122 5 4.1 86.9 109.5 11 30.3 .171 .260 .228 .226 .339 36.1 41.6 5.3 1.19 2.26
2020 33 101 13 1 7.7 86.2 108 14.9 38.5 .259 .430 .403 .348 .455 30.8 32 16 12.46 5.31
4342 570 44 7.7 87.5 109.8 15.2 32.8 .194 .343 .284 .270 .370 36.2 34.9 7.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Yates relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.4%) ,
Split Finger
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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 65 25 40 64.4 93.6 15 11 3 3 0 0 0 4 8 .273 .242 .273 .290 .316 .312 84.4 21 2282 6.0 41.4 21.1
2020 Split Finger 36 16 20 35.6 85.8 10 9 4 3 0 0 1 4 5 .444 .278 .778 .600 .533 .403 89.1 6 1500 6.1 41.2 30.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball 582 255 327 57.0 93.5 114 102 22 13 7 0 2 50 54 .216 .175 .343 .304 .272 .247 89.0 24 2307 5.6 34.4 28.2
2019 Split Finger 430 199 231 42.1 86.3 127 118 18 15 3 0 0 51 67 .153 .168 .178 .224 .181 .208 85.3 1 1399 5.6 34.4 30.0
2019 Slider 9 6 3 0.9 85.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 .047 2.000 .083 1.217 .042 86.7 29 2265 5.4 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 28.6 25.4 3.2 23.8 27 22.2 7.9 15.9
2016 44.1 20.7 24.3 10.8 36 41.4 22.5 2.7 34.2 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 38.5 19.7 4.9 11.5
2018 43.2 23 23 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 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 7.7
40 28.6 21.9 9.5 36.8 38.6 24.6 4 28.6 28.8 24.2 5.1 7.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 -0.5 -3 13.3 5.4 67
2020 Splitter SD R 36 85.8 36 2.4 7 14.1 2.3 19
2019 Slider SD R 9 85.2 35.7 -1.3 -3 2.1 -3.9 -66
2019 4-Seamer SD R 582 93.5 17.3 -0.4 -2 14.2 5.5 62
2019 Splitter SD R 430 86.3 37.6 3.7 11 13.6 1.7 14
2018 Splitter SD R 366 87.3 34.4 1.1 3 13.2 1.3 11
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
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
2017 Slider SD R 257 86 34 -0.6 -2 3.1 -6.7 -185
2016 Slider NYY R 250 85 33.5 -1.2 -4 0.8 -2.1 -72
2016 Changeup NYY R 25 84.8 27 -3.7 -12 16.1 2.4 18
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 %
2020 Splitter 8.8 3 36 35.6 10 .444 .778 .61 41.2 40 30.8 .278 .6 .473 60
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 65 64.4 15 .273 .273 .32 41.4 26.7 21.1 .242 .29 .312 12.5
2019 Slider 11.6 1 9 0.9 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 .047 .083 .042 0
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -8 582 57 114 .216 .343 .302 34.4 43.9 28.2 .175 .304 .247 35.2
2019 Splitter -3.6 -15 430 42.1 127 .153 .178 .193 34.4 40.2 30 .168 .224 .208 37.3
2018 Slider -0.9 0 54 5.2 7 .429 .429 .386 43.5 0 0 .148 .176 .147 14.3
2018 Splitter -2.1 -8 366 35 116 .164 .227 .2 43.8 47.4 30.6 .162 .259 .203 28.6
2018 4-Seamer -1.9 -11 589 56.3 118 .184 .33 .276 26.4 27.1 20.6 .21 .409 .309 50.7
2017 Sinker 1.4 1 85 8.8 14 .2 .2 .393 50 28.6 22.2 .251 .309 .374 50
2017 Splitter -4.3 -4 105 10.9 35 .029 .029 .046 55.4 80 40 .042 .066 .065 16.7
2017 Slider 1.7 4 257 26.6 68 .297 .656 .405 40 35.3 30 .227 .466 .303 31.7
2017 4-Seamer -1 -5 515 53.4 111 .22 .42 .314 29.3 27.9 20.1 .196 .438 .305 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 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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 153 677 -1 -10 5 3 -3
2015 92 408 3 5 2 1 11
2016 183 796 -5 -5 5 5 1
2017 228 962 -3 -7 3 3 -4
2018 241 1009 -6 -18 0 4 -20
2019 242 1021 -10 -21 4 5 -22
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 66.3 83.1 26.9 63.2 42.6 65.2 45.8 23 6.9 85.7
2016 800 49 66.3 74.2 26 67 41 63.6 45.8 27.3 7.6 77
2017 965 50.4 70.9 70.6 31.7 47 43.7 62.8 51.5 36.4 7.6 79.5
2018 1047 45.8 73.8 68.9 37.1 57.1 44.1 60.4 53.2 34.3 7.1 90.3
2019 1021 47.4 70.5 70.1 30.9 54.2 46.1 61.3 49.7 34.3 6.4 78.5
2020 101 47.5 68.8 66.7 24.5 38.5 41.6 68 45.5 41.3 3 100
4342 48.1 70.1 71.8 31.2 55.9 43.7 62.3 49.7 32.8 7 82.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 56 74 52
2016 66 81 45
2017 87 96 66 15 95 50 1 49 22 98 53 99 87 66 73
2018 95 97 88 60 97 72 35 82 13 97 74 94 95 69 71
2019 99 99 99 99 97 97 93 88 53 99 90 92 99 58 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 3.5 -2 4 3 1 50
2020 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 5 5 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 4 4 2 4 3 4 2 6 2 3 2 3 2 3 4 5 3 2 4 4 4
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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93 93.8 0.8 93.8 0 93.9 0.1 93.5 -0.4 93.6 0.1 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 84.6 0.5 86.8 2.2 87.3 0.5 86.3 -1 85.8 -0.5 undefined
Breaking Velocity 81.8 84.1 2.3 86 1.9 86.8 0.8 85.2 -1.6 0 0 undefined
Exit Velocity 89.4 88.2 -1.2 87.2 -1 87.1 -0.1 86.9 -0.2 86.2 -0.7 undefined
Launch Angle 18.7 13.8 -4.9 21.8 8 12.6 -9.2 11 -1.6 14.9 3.9 undefined
Barrel % 15.9 3.6 -12.3 11.5 7.9 7.2 -4.3 4.1 -3.1 7.7 3.6 undefined
Hard Hit % 42.9 28.8 -14.1 36.1 7.3 39.7 3.6 36.1 -3.6 30.8 -5.3 undefined
Sweet Spot % 34.9 30.6 -4.3 37.7 7.1 30.9 -6.8 30.3 -0.6 38.5 8.2 undefined
xBA .266 .215 -0.051 .182 -0.033 .179 -0.003 .171 -0.008 .259 0.088 undefined
BA .274 .258 -0.016 .211 -0.047 .181 -0.03 .186 0.005 .35 0.164 undefined
xwOBA .387 .284 -0.103 .27 -0.014 .252 -0.018 .226 -0.026 .348 0.122 undefined
wOBA .421 .327 -0.094 .295 -0.032 .236 -0.059 .228 -0.008 .403 0.175 undefined
xSLG .577 .311 -0.266 .378 0.067 .318 -0.06 .26 -0.058 .43 0.17 undefined
SLG .667 .396 -0.271 .416 0.02 .279 -0.137 .262 -0.017 .5 0.238 undefined
K% 22.8 27.2 4.4 38.1 10.9 36 -2.1 41.6 5.6 32 -9.6 undefined
BB% 7.6 10.3 2.7 8.2 -2.1 6.8 -1.4 5.3 -1.5 16 10.7 undefined
Swing % 45.8 45.8 0 51.5 5.7 53.2 1.7 49.7 -3.5 45.5 -4.2 undefined
Whiff% 23 27.3 4.3 36.4 9.1 34.3 -2.1 34.3 0 41.3 7 undefined
In Zone % 48 49 1 50.4 1.4 45.8 -4.6 47.4 1.6 47.5 0.1 undefined
Out of Zone % 52 51 -1 49.6 -1.4 54.2 4.6 52.6 -1.6 52.5 -0.1 undefined
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 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 27.7 1.6 31.6 3.9 34 2.4 30.9 -3.1 40 9.1 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 65.2 63.6 -1.6 62.8 -0.8 60.4 -2.4 61.3 0.9 68 6.7 undefined
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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

Pitch Distribution