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Kwang Hyun Kim
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 33

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 6 5 2.88 17 17 0 84.1 67 1.17
2 Seasons 9 5 2.48 25 24 1 123.1 91 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 17 6-5 2.88 84.1 67 1.17
2 Seasons 25 9-5 2.48 123.1 91 1.13

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
2020 32 613 118 5 4.2 87.1 111.3 7.8 31.4 .256 .381 .251 .301 .328 31.4 15.6 7.8 1.61 3.85
2021 33 1371 252 16 6.3 87.9 111.7 9.8 32.9 .236 .374 .274 .299 .331 35.7 19.1 8 2.88 3.75
1984 370 21 5.7 87.7 111.7 9.2 32.4 .242 .376 .267 .300 .330 34.3 18.1 7.9
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kim relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.2%) ,
Slider
(35.8%) ,
Changeup
(11%) ,
Curveball
(10.1%) ,
Sinker
(0.9%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 578 435 143 42.2 89.0 134 118 32 24 5 1 2 10 110 .271 .284 .381 .430 .322 .347 89.6 6 2131 6.8 10.6 8.5
2021 Slider 491 286 205 35.8 83.5 144 132 24 18 4 0 2 44 88 .182 .190 .258 .319 .231 .258 87.5 14 2114 6.7 28.8 21.9
2021 Changeup 151 148 3 11.0 80.4 41 38 10 7 1 0 2 6 32 .263 .247 .447 .432 .331 .320 81.4 2 1613 6.7 30.6 20.7
2021 Curveball 139 107 32 10.1 69.6 26 25 5 3 2 0 0 7 18 .200 .261 .280 .354 .225 .284 86.8 19 2142 6.5 36.4 21.2
2021 Sinker 12 10 2 0.9 88.8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .088 .000 .099 .000 .082 83.1 18 2078 6.8 20.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 298 234 64 48.7 89.9 71 66 12 8 2 0 2 9 57 .182 .254 .303 .387 .239 .304 86.4 4 2157 6.8 13.1 11.5
2020 Slider 191 134 57 31.2 83.2 60 57 13 7 6 0 0 14 43 .228 .237 .333 .342 .262 .271 88.5 12 2147 6.7 20.6 16.3
2020 Curveball 71 58 13 11.6 70.3 10 8 3 1 1 0 1 0 8 .375 .448 .875 .796 .550 .560 88.4 14 2138 6.5 21.1 0.0
2020 Changeup 52 52 0 8.5 80.3 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 .000 .222 .000 .254 .000 .207 83.8 9 1597 6.7 36.4 11.1


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 50 14.4 31.4 4.2 39 34.7 26.3 7.6 33.9 25.4 24.6 4.2 4.2
2021 47.2 23.8 21.4 7.5 36.5 41.3 22.2 4 38.1 24.2 21 6.3 6.3
48.1 20.8 24.6 6.5 37.3 39.2 23.5 5.1 36.8 24.6 22.2 5.7 5.7
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Curveball STL L 139 69.6 65.9 -3.2 -5 6 -6.1 -50
2021 Sinker STL L 12 88.8 17.6 -6 -26 8.4 -5.6 -40
2021 Slider STL L 491 83.5 34.6 -3.6 -9 5.2 -1.4 -21
2021 4-Seamer STL L 577 89 18.5 -0.9 -5 0.8 -4.8 -86
2021 Changeup STL L 151 80.4 28.9 -5.2 -15 11.3 -2.1 -16
2020 4-Seamer STL L 298 89.9 18.3 -1.1 -6 0.4 -5.9 -94
2020 Curveball STL L 72 70.2 63.2 -5.7 -8 5.1 -6.3 -55
2020 Slider STL L 191 83.2 36.5 -2.5 -6 5.3 -1.3 -20
2020 Changeup STL L 52 80.3 28.6 -5.4 -16 10.7 -2.5 -19
! 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 Sinker -4.6 -1 12 0.9 4 0 0 0 20 0 0 .088 .099 .082 25
2021 Curveball -0.2 0 139 10.1 26 .2 .28 .227 36.4 26.9 21.2 .261 .354 .284 22.2
2021 Changeup 1.4 2 151 11 41 .263 .447 .333 30.6 14.6 20.7 .247 .432 .321 28.1
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 578 42.2 134 .271 .381 .351 10.6 7.5 8.5 .284 .43 .352 41.8
2021 Slider -2.2 -11 491 35.8 144 .182 .258 .24 28.8 30.6 21.9 .19 .319 .258 34.1
2020 Curveball 1.7 1 72 11.7 10 .375 .875 .555 21.1 0 0 .448 .796 .56 37.5
2020 Changeup -3.9 -2 52 8.5 11 0 0 0 36.4 9.1 11.1 .222 .254 .207 30
2020 Slider -0.8 -2 191 31.2 60 .228 .333 .28 20.6 23.3 16.3 .237 .342 .271 27.9
2020 4-Seamer -2.5 -7 298 48.6 71 .182 .303 .28 13.1 12.7 11.5 .254 .387 .304 33.3
! 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 274 89.8 84 14.8 11:45 12:00 -15
2020 Slider 178 83.2 35 6.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Changeup 150 80.4 92 16.8 11:15 10:30 45
2021 Curveball 139 69.6 66 14 4:30 5:00 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 568 89 84 15.3 11:30 12:00 -30
2021 Sinker 12 88.8 88 18.5 11:30 11:00 30
2021 Slider 483 83.5 39 6.7 1:00 2:00 -60
! 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 -10 2 2 -9
2021 349 1371 -16 -18 13 7 -14
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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 1371 46 64.5 83 26.9 61.8 41.4 60 44.2 22.9 7.7 75.5
1984 46.7 64.2 85.4 27.3 62.3 42.6 58.9 44.6 21.5 7.1 77.1
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 60 32 56 74 51 56 84 71 84 8 60 4 60 15 25 10
2021 60 49 59 65 65 32 71 67 72 17 55 24 60 7 25 12
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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 3.1 0 4 4 1 33.3
2021 23 6 6.2 0 7 7 1 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 3 5 4 5 1 2 6 4 4 2 1 1 4 2 4 1 2 5 4 1 2 2 5 1 5 3 2 6 2 5
2021 6 6 9 6 10 5 5 8 6 7 9 7 2 4 6 8 3 6 8 6 3 5 5 8 6 9 5 5 8 4 8
! 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 89.9 89 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 80.3 80.4 0.1
Breaking Velocity 79.6 80.4 0.8
Exit Velocity 87.1 87.9 0.8
Launch Angle 7.8 9.8 2
Barrel % 4.2 6.3 2.1
Hard Hit % 31.4 35.7 4.3
Sweet Spot % 31.4 32.9 1.5
xBA .256 .236 -0.02
BA .197 .224 0.027
xwOBA .301 .299 -0.002
wOBA .251 .274 0.023
xSLG .381 .374 -0.007
SLG .324 .325 0.001
K% 15.6 19.1 3.5
BB% 7.8 8 0.2
Swing % 45.4 44.2 -1.2
Whiff% 18.3 22.9 4.6
In Zone % 48.3 46 -2.3
Out of Zone % 51.7 54 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.4 26.9 -1.5
First Pitch Swing % 20.1 27.7 7.6
First Pitch Strike % 56.5 60 3.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 152 .251 122 10 8.2 30 8 26.7
2021 349 .274 261 35 13.4 88 21 23.9

Pitch Distribution