Kyle Zimmer
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #5, Kansas City Royals | San Francisco
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 10.80 15 0 0 18.1 18 2.56
2020 1 0 1.57 16 1 0 23 26 1.04
2021 4 1 4.83 52 2 2 54 46 1.41
3 Seasons 5 2 5.19 83 3 2 95.1 90 1.54
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 15 0-1 10.80 18.1 18 2.56
2020 16 1-0 1.57 23 26 1.04
2021 52 4-1 4.83 54 46 1.41
3 Seasons 83 5-2 5.19 95.1 90 1.54
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2019 27 435 65 5 7.7 4.9 85.4 110.2 11.5 44.6 .290 .473 .422 .391 .411 35.4 17.6 18.6 10.80 7.23
2020 28 373 54 3 5.6 3.3 88.0 113.1 9.9 31.5 .210 .288 .248 .275 .320 29.6 28.6 11.0 1.56 3.16
2021 29 934 147 14 9.5 6.3 89.1 112.8 10.7 26.5 .232 .403 .321 .334 .368 38.1 20.6 13.5 4.83 4.79
Player 1742 266 22 8.3 5.3 88.0 113.1 10.7 32.0 .241 .393 .330 .335 .369 35.7 21.6 14.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Zimmer relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(50.4%) ,
Slider
(36.8%) ,
Curveball
(10.2%) ,
Changeup
(2.2%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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
2019 41.5 15.4 36.9 6.2 36.9 26.2 36.9 4.6 38.5 15.4 29.2 4.6 7.7 4.9
2020 51.9 16.7 24.1 7.4 44.4 37.0 18.5 0.0 37.0 24.1 29.6 3.7 5.6 3.3
2021 51.7 26.5 16.3 4.8 36.7 40.1 22.4 3.4 36.7 23.1 21.8 4.1 9.5 6.3
Player 49.2 21.8 22.9 5.6 38.3 36.1 25.2 3.0 37.2 21.4 25.2 4.1 8.3 5.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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.

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 4-Seam Fastball KC R 471 94.1 15.5 -0.7 -5 0.4 -7.7 -105
2021 Changeup KC R 21 87.0 23.5 -6.0 -20 9.9 -4.2 -30
2021 Slider KC R 344 83.4 37.4 -0.9 -2 2.4 -3.4 -58
2021 Sinker KC R 3 94.9 14.5 -6.1 -30 6.3 -8.6 -58
2021 Curveball KC R 95 77.8 59.0 3.4 6 3.2 -6.2 -66
2020 Changeup KC R 14 86.2 26.2 -4.1 -13 6.3 -7.1 -53
2020 Curveball KC R 52 77.2 58.4 2.2 4 3.7 -6.5 -64
2020 4-Seam Fastball KC R 179 94.1 15.7 -0.6 -4 0.3 -7.2 -96
2020 Slider KC R 128 82.9 37.7 -1.5 -4 2.4 -3.4 -58
2019 Changeup KC R 21 87.9 27.0 -2.0 -7 5.7 -8.4 -59
2019 4-Seam Fastball KC R 266 96.4 13.5 0.7 5 0.7 -7.2 -91
2019 Slider KC R 112 85.2 36.6 0.3 1 3.3 -1.1 -25
2019 Curveball KC R 36 79.7 59.3 5.7 11 5.2 -3.8 -42
! 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-Seam Fastball -0.9 -4 471 50.4 103 .300 .412 .388 16.6 12.6 12.3 .256 .376 .365 40.6
2021 Slider 0.0 0 344 36.8 89 .200 .450 .320 33.0 28.1 21.2 .217 .480 .327 35.7
2021 Curveball 0.7 1 95 10.2 25 .208 .208 .180 26.7 32.0 18.2 .180 .240 .243 29.4
2021 Changeup -1.5 0 21 2.2 4 .250 .250 .225 12.5 0.0 0.0 .361 .451 .355 50.0
2021 Sinker 36.9 1 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .195 .225 .180 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 3 179 48.0 39 .161 .226 .300 28.6 35.9 29.8 .172 .226 .282 35.3
2020 Slider 3.1 4 128 34.3 36 .182 .273 .238 32.1 22.2 16.0 .218 .300 .264 36.0
2020 Curveball 0.6 0 52 13.9 12 .250 .417 .283 30.8 33.3 22.2 .261 .402 .286 12.5
2020 Changeup 5.0 1 14 3.8 4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .287 .325 .265 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 -7 266 61.1 66 .385 .500 .480 18.0 15.2 13.9 .348 .587 .459 38.1
2019 Slider -1.6 -2 112 25.7 25 .250 .625 .374 44.1 28.0 16.3 .163 .236 .192 29.4
2019 Curveball -3.8 -1 36 8.3 7 .200 .400 .379 22.2 14.3 11.1 .310 .489 .439 50.0
2019 Changeup -6.2 -1 21 4.8 4 .500 .500 .575 30.0 0.0 0.0 .264 .292 .468 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 20 87.0 90 15.3 12:30 1:30 -60
2021 Curveball 95 77.8 88 16.9 6:30 6:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 468 94.1 85 14.7 12:00 12:00 0
2021 Slider 335 83.3 26 3.2 10:15 9:15 60
2020 Changeup 12 86.2 91 11.1 12:30 1:15 -45
2020 Curveball 48 77.2 90 15.7 6:45 6:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 172 94.1 87 14.5 12:15 12:00 15
2020 Slider 80 82.9 28 3.2 10:45 9:15 90
! 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
2019 102 435 -1 0 -8 -3 -12
2020 91 373 6 3 0 -1 8
2021 222 934 8 3 -8 -6 -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 %
2019 435 47.1 69.3 81.7 25.2 51.7 41.6 56.9 46.0 26.5 8.7 89.5
2020 373 48.8 58.2 86.8 34.0 43.1 42.1 59.3 45.8 29.8 6.2 73.9
2021 934 46.5 64.5 82.1 25.6 59.4 40.1 55.4 43.7 24.8 6.5 73.8
Player 1,742 47.1 64.3 83.0 27.3 53.4 40.9 56.6 44.7 26.3 7.0 78.7
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2019 91 58 48
2020 81 78 93 97 61 74 66 55 88 74 25 72 92 65 30 1 49
2021 24 58 46 38 20 61 20 41 56 28 4 39 24 62 55 4 44
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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 24.3 2 3.5 -2 2 5 0 0.0
2020 -- 0 0.6 -1 2 1 0 --
2021 25.7 7 6.8 0 3 2 5 71.4
Player 25.4 9 11.0 -2 7 8 5 55.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 5 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 1 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 2 3 3 4 2 6 4 2 3 3 3 6 5 3
2020 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
2021 7 8 6 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 5 6 9 6 6 7 6 7 9 7 7 9 8 9 6 6 7 7 8 6 6
Player 9 13 10 12 12 11 11 12 10 7 8 11 13 10 10 12 9 9 12 11 12 12 16 14 8 9 11 10 15 11 9
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.4 94.1 -2.3 94.1 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 86.2 -1.7 87.0 0.8
Breaking Velocity 83.9 81.2 -2.7 82.2 1.0
Exit Velocity 85.4 88.0 2.6 89.1 1.1
Launch Angle 11.5 9.9 -1.6 10.7 0.8
Barrel % 7.7 5.6 -2.1 9.5 3.9
Hard Hit % 35.4 29.6 -5.8 38.1 8.5
Sweet Spot % 44.6 31.5 -13.1 26.5 -5.0
xBA .290 .210 -0.080 .232 0.022
BA .337 .175 -0.162 .243 0.068
xwOBA .391 .275 -0.116 .334 0.059
wOBA .422 .248 -0.174 .321 0.073
xSLG .473 .288 -0.185 .403 0.115
SLG .530 .263 -0.267 .397 0.134
K% 17.6 28.6 11.0 20.6 -8.0
BB% 18.6 11.0 -7.6 13.5 2.5
Swing % 46.0 45.8 -0.2 43.7 -2.1
Whiff% 26.5 29.8 3.3 24.8 -5.0
In Zone % 47.1 48.8 1.7 46.5 -2.3
Out of Zone % 52.9 51.2 -1.7 53.5 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.2 34.0 8.8 25.6 -8.4
First Pitch Swing % 38.2 27.5 -10.7 28.4 0.9
First Pitch Strike % 56.9 59.3 2.4 55.4 -3.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 102 .422 63 9 14.3 39 20 51.3
2020 Shifts 91 .248 44 16 36.4 47 37 78.7
2021 Shifts 222 .321 126 29 23.0 96 57 59.4
! 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 %
2019 95 19.7 2.1% 3.2% 87 25.7 0.0% 14.9%
2020 112 18.7 3.6% 0.9% 59 23.8 0.0% 11.9%
2021 252 21.3 2.0% 5.2% 182 23.9 0.0% 10.4%
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Pitch Distribution


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