Kyle Isbel
CF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 11" 190LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 3, #94, Kansas City Royals | UNLV
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 83 76 16 21 1 2 .276 .337 .434 .771
2022 278 256 32 54 5 9 .211 .264 .340 .604
2023 313 292 45 70 5 7 .240 .282 .380 .662
3 Seasons 674 624 93 145 11 18 .232 .281 .370 .651
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .276 1 2 .771
2022 .211 5 9 .604
2023 .240 5 7 .662
3 Seasons .232 11 18 .651
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2021 24 321 53 2 3.8 2.4 87.3 111.0 19.0 32.1 .204 .286 .333 .251 .302 30.2 27.7 8.4
2022 25 1074 184 9 4.9 3.2 89.7 111.2 10.6 30.4 .220 .323 .265 .266 .330 44.6 27.0 5.8
2023 26 1127 236 13 5.5 4.2 89.4 110.6 14.6 32.2 .244 .365 .286 .286 .326 39.8 18.8 5.4
Player 2522 473 24 5.1 3.6 89.3 111.2 13.5 31.5 .229 .338 .283 .273 .325 40.6 23.3 5.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 35.8 22.6 28.3 13.2 35.8 30.2 34.0 7.5 24.5 34.0 26.4 3.8 3.8 2.4
2022 44.0 20.1 25.5 10.3 47.3 32.6 20.1 6.5 32.6 25.0 23.4 7.1 4.9 3.2
2023 42.4 26.3 21.6 9.7 36.9 39.4 23.7 5.1 30.9 29.2 23.7 5.5 5.5 4.2
Player 42.3 23.5 23.9 10.4 40.8 35.7 23.5 5.9 30.9 28.1 23.9 5.9 5.1 3.6
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2023 4-Seamer 0.2 1 390 34.6 101 .308 .593 .402 12.7 13.9 14.4 .287 .485 .355 46.8
2023 Changeup -0.4 -1 144 12.8 50 .170 .255 .232 25.0 18.0 23.1 .182 .242 .215 18.4
2023 Curveball -0.5 -1 136 12.1 29 .185 .296 .240 38.2 31.0 25.0 .210 .287 .251 55.6
2023 Slider 1.0 1 133 11.8 31 .286 .357 .300 32.8 29.0 18.8 .261 .336 .279 35.0
2023 Sinker -4.1 -5 127 11.3 41 .211 .237 .235 15.1 26.8 37.9 .207 .297 .253 59.3
2023 Cutter 1.4 1 77 6.8 25 .280 .400 .294 12.5 8.0 11.8 .312 .412 .314 47.8
2023 Splitter -5.5 -4 64 5.7 22 .091 .091 .082 24.2 13.6 13.6 .186 .288 .203 21.1
2023 Sweeper -1.4 -1 40 3.5 10 .300 .500 .340 17.6 20.0 14.3 .187 .211 .175 0.0
2023 Slurve -7.3 -1 8 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .489 1.303 .754 100.0
2023 Forkball 21.3 0 2 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .914 .992 .847 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -3.6 -15 418 38.9 120 .173 .273 .224 17.6 27.5 30.3 .209 .321 .257 40.5
2022 Changeup 0.7 1 159 14.8 34 .219 .281 .247 28.2 20.6 13.7 .244 .306 .267 44.0
2022 Slider -0.9 -1 134 12.5 31 .194 .290 .210 30.6 29.0 18.4 .167 .214 .167 36.4
2022 Sinker -1.1 -1 110 10.2 38 .286 .486 .358 12.0 21.1 27.6 .244 .406 .313 55.6
2022 Curveball -1.5 -2 98 9.1 20 .211 .263 .233 24.0 40.0 22.9 .173 .245 .210 45.5
2022 Cutter 1.3 1 95 8.8 22 .294 .765 .483 26.0 22.7 20.0 .319 .475 .413 46.2
2022 Sweeper 2.9 1 32 3.0 6 .333 .500 .358 27.3 33.3 28.6 .312 .410 .315 75.0
2022 Splitter 2.0 0 21 2.0 5 .250 .250 .320 50.0 60.0 50.0 .121 .137 .230 100.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.7 -2 132 41.1 28 .174 .174 .254 26.7 32.1 25.0 .150 .171 .242 7.1
2021 Curveball 2.9 1 39 12.1 9 .333 .667 .417 35.7 33.3 16.7 .190 .268 .195 66.7
2021 Sinker 8.2 3 38 11.8 9 .750 1.125 .794 5.6 0.0 0.0 .303 .352 .331 37.5
2021 Changeup 2.4 1 37 11.5 10 .300 .500 .430 10.0 0.0 0.0 .390 .596 .418 40.0
2021 Cutter -6.6 -2 34 10.6 8 .125 .250 .156 25.0 37.5 60.0 .103 .181 .121 20.0
2021 Slider 4.4 1 30 9.3 13 .333 .583 .415 23.1 38.5 35.7 .250 .411 .312 42.9
2021 Splitter -15.2 -2 11 3.4 6 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .028 .042 .033 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 83 321 -1 0 0 1 0
2022 278 1,073 -8 -16 5 3 -16
2023 313 1,127 -10 -7 5 5 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2021 321 51.4 65.5 85.2 32.7 52.9 47.4 22.9 49.5 23.9 9.7 80.6
2022 1,074 49.1 65.1 84.0 28.2 61.0 45.3 21.9 46.3 21.9 6.6 77.5
2023 1,127 52.1 63.5 89.0 28.7 52.9 44.5 28.1 46.9 20.5 8.0 68.9
Player 2,522 50.7 64.4 86.4 29.0 56.4 45.2 24.9 46.9 21.5 7.6 74.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2021 78 78 77
2022 74 68 98 72
2023 63 55 97 43
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 23.0 1 1.2 0 1 1 0 0.0
2022 24.4 5 7.3 -2 2 7 2 40.0
2023 25.0 5 5.3 0 3 3 3 60.0
Player 24.5 11 13.8 -3 6 11 5 45.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
2022 5 7 6 11 8 7 8 7 6 5 4 6 9 7 8 10 8 7 7 8 7 6 9 9 5 6 10 8 9 6 6
2023 5 6 5 5 4 5 6 6 3 4 3 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 5 4
Player 11 14 13 18 14 13 15 14 10 10 8 12 16 14 15 18 15 14 14 15 14 11 17 16 12 12 17 14 16 12 12
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.3 89.7 2.4 89.4 -0.3
Launch Angle 19.0 10.6 -8.4 14.6 4.0
Barrel % 3.8 4.9 1.1 5.5 0.6
Hard Hit % 30.2 44.6 14.4 39.8 -4.8
Sweet Spot % 32.1 30.4 -1.7 32.2 1.8
xBA .204 .220 0.016 .244 0.024
BA .276 .211 -0.065 .240 0.029
xwOBA .251 .266 0.015 .286 0.020
wOBA .333 .265 -0.068 .286 0.021
xSLG .286 .323 0.037 .365 0.042
SLG .434 .340 -0.094 .380 0.040
K% 27.7 27.0 -0.7 18.8 -8.2
BB% 8.4 5.8 -2.6 5.4 -0.4
Swing % 49.5 46.3 -3.2 46.9 0.6
Whiff% 23.9 21.9 -2.0 20.5 -1.4
In Zone % 51.4 49.1 -2.3 52.1 3.0
Out of Zone % 48.6 50.9 2.3 47.9 -3.0
Out of Zone Swing % 32.7 28.2 -4.5 28.7 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 22.9 21.9 -1.0 28.1 6.2
First Pitch Strike % 56.6 59.0 2.4 61.3 2.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2021 Shifts L 83 43 51.8 .289 .373
2022 Shifts L 277 177 63.9 .299 .248
2023 Shades L 312 138 44.2 .289 .279
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 92 16.7 30.4% 4.3% 43 22.5 0.0% 16.3%
2022 298 17.9 17.4% 3.7% 186 22.0 0.0% 7.5%
2023 296 14.9 52.4% 0.7% 198 18.5 8.1% 0.0%
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