Kwang Hyun Kim
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 34

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 7 3.46 27 21 1 106.2 80 1.28
2 Seasons 10 7 2.97 35 28 2 145.2 104 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 27 7-7 3.46 106.2 80 1.28
2 Seasons 35 10-7 2.97 145.2 104 1.22

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
2020 31 613 118 5 4.2 3.2 87.1 111.3 7.8 31.4 .255 .381 .251 .301 .328 31.4 15.6 7.8 1.61 3.82
2021 32 1784 329 23 7 5.1 88.0 111.7 9.2 32.5 .253 .418 .300 .323 .355 35.9 17.7 8.6 3.46 4.45
Player 2397 447 28 6.3 4.6 87.8 111.7 8.8 32.2 .253 .408 .287 .317 .348 34.7 17.2 8.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kim relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41%) ,
Slider
(37.6%) ,
Changeup
(11.8%) ,
Curveball
(8.9%) ,
Sinker
(0.8%) ,


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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
2020 50.0 19.5 26.3 4.2 39.0 34.7 26.3 7.6 33.9 25.4 24.6 4.2 4.2 3.2
2021 48.0 24.0 21.9 6.1 38.9 38.3 22.8 4.0 37.7 23.1 22.5 5.8 7.0 5.1
Player 48.5 22.8 23.0 5.6 38.9 37.4 23.7 4.9 36.7 23.7 23.0 5.4 6.3 4.6
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 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
2021 Sinker STL L 14 89.0 18.1 -6.3 -26 8.2 -6.0 -42
2021 4-Seamer STL L 731 89.1 18.7 -1.0 -6 0.7 -5.4 -88
2021 Curveball STL L 158 69.6 65.9 -3.1 -5 6.0 -6.3 -51
2021 Changeup STL L 210 80.4 29.3 -4.9 -14 11.2 -2.2 -16
2021 Slider STL L 671 83.5 34.8 -3.2 -9 5.2 -1.5 -22
2020 Slider STL L 191 83.2 36.5 -2.6 -7 5.3 -1.3 -20
2020 Curveball STL L 72 70.2 63.2 -5.7 -8 5.1 -6.3 -55
2020 Changeup STL L 52 80.3 28.6 -5.4 -16 10.7 -2.5 -19
2020 4-Seamer STL L 298 89.9 18.3 -1.1 -6 0.4 -6.2 -94
! 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-Seamer -0.4 -3 731 41.0 176 .295 .442 .371 10.1 6.8 7.6 .299 .476 .369 41.5
2021 Slider -1.3 -8 671 37.6 181 .205 .304 .276 27.4 28.7 19.3 .212 .370 .295 36.4
2021 Changeup 1.0 2 210 11.8 61 .246 .456 .339 27.7 14.8 21.4 .241 .430 .314 25.0
2021 Curveball -0.2 0 158 8.9 27 .192 .269 .219 36.0 25.9 19.4 .267 .370 .294 21.1
2021 Sinker -4.4 -1 14 0.8 5 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .204 .249 .196 20.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.6 -8 298 48.6 71 .182 .303 .280 13.1 12.7 11.5 .253 .386 .304 33.3
2020 Slider -0.8 -2 191 31.2 60 .228 .333 .280 20.6 23.3 16.3 .237 .342 .271 27.9
2020 Curveball 1.7 1 72 11.7 10 .375 .875 .555 21.1 0.0 0.0 .448 .796 .560 37.5
2020 Changeup -4.1 -2 52 8.5 11 .000 .000 .000 36.4 9.1 11.1 .222 .254 .207 30.0
! 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 Changeup 52 80.3 93 16.8 11:15 10:30 45
2020 Curveball 71 70.3 61 11.9 4:30 5:00 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 277 89.8 84 14.8 11:45 12:00 -15
2020 Slider 179 83.2 35 6.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Changeup 209 80.4 92 16.6 11:15 10:30 45
2021 Curveball 158 69.6 66 14.0 4:30 5:00 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 721 89.1 84 14.9 11:30 12:00 -30
2021 Sinker 14 89.0 88 17.8 11:30 11:00 30
2021 Slider 662 83.5 38 6.6 1:00 2:15 -75
! 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
2020 170 689 -3 -11 2 2 -10
2021 450 1,784 -12 -24 18 9 -10
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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 %
2020 613 48.3 63.5 90.4 28.4 63.3 45.5 56.5 45.4 18.3 5.5 82.4
2021 1,784 46.0 65.0 83.9 26.2 62.5 42.4 60.4 44.1 21.6 7.3 74.8
Player 2,397 46.6 64.6 85.6 26.8 62.7 43.2 59.4 44.4 20.8 6.9 76.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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
2020 62 34 57 74 53 56 84 71 84 8 60 4 57 14 29 10 86
2021 35 30 37 44 36 34 61 68 70 12 46 17 31 9 26 12 85
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 21.8 3 4.2 -1 3 5 1 33.3
2021 24.1 12 12.4 0 5 13 4 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 3 5 3 3 4 0 6 5 9 2 2 1 4 2 5 5 7 4 4 6 3 3 6 3 6 5 2 7 2 6
2021 12 12 17 8 14 15 13 16 12 12 14 14 8 6 10 14 15 12 12 10 13 12 12 14 12 12 13 10 12 10 17
! 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 89.9 89.1 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 80.3 80.4 0.1
Breaking Velocity 79.6 80.9 1.3
Exit Velocity 87.1 88 0.9
Launch Angle 7.8 9.2 1.4
Barrel % 4.2 7 2.8
Hard Hit % 31.4 35.9 4.5
Sweet Spot % 31.4 32.5 1.1
xBA .255 .253 -0.002
BA .197 .242 0.045
xwOBA .301 .323 0.022
wOBA .251 .3 0.049
xSLG .381 .418 0.037
SLG .324 .373 0.049
K% 15.6 17.7 2.1
BB% 7.8 8.6 0.8
Swing % 45.4 44.1 -1.3
Whiff% 18.3 21.6 3.3
In Zone % 48.3 46 -2.3
Out of Zone % 51.7 54 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.4 26.2 -2.2
First Pitch Swing % 20.1 27.7 7.6
First Pitch Strike % 56.5 60.4 3.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 152 .251 122 10 8.2 30 8 26.7
2021 450 .300 347 45 13.0 103 25 24.3

Pitch Tempo