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Kyle Zimmer
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #5, Kansas City Royals | San Francisco
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 0 1.95 24 1 2 27.2 28 0.94
3 Seasons 4 1 4.17 55 2 2 69.0 72 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 3-0 1.95 27.2 28 0.94
3 Seasons 55 4-1 4.17 69.0 72 1.41

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
2019 28 435 65 5 7.7 85.4 110.2 11.5 44.6 .291 .473 .422 .391 .412 35.4 17.6 18.6 10.80 7.38
2020 29 373 54 3 5.6 88 113.1 9.9 31.5 .211 .288 .248 .275 .321 29.6 28.6 11 1.56 3.18
2021 30 454 63 4 6.3 88.7 112.8 7.3 23.8 .181 .311 .226 .265 .309 41.3 27.5 10.8 1.95 2.79
1262 182 12 6.6 87.3 113.1 9.6 33.5 .226 .357 .301 .312 .349 35.7 24.4 13.6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Zimmer relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.4%) ,
Slider
(39.6%) ,
Curveball
(10.8%) ,
Changeup
(2%) ,
Sinker
(0.2%) ,


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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 215 97 118 47.4 94.2 43 35 6 6 0 0 0 7 30 .171 .198 .171 .286 .220 .288 90.1 0 2296 6.2 13.5 12.1
2021 Slider 180 117 63 39.6 82.9 46 41 6 2 3 0 1 16 25 .146 .160 .293 .337 .239 .259 89.2 23 2127 6.1 37.0 21.6
2021 Curveball 49 18 31 10.8 77.8 13 13 3 3 0 0 0 5 8 .231 .198 .231 .296 .204 .215 81.9 -10 2032 6.2 26.1 19.2
2021 Changeup 9 0 9 2.0 87.5 1873 6.3 0.0
2021 Sinker 1 0 1 0.2 95.4 2024 6.2
2020 4-Seam Fastball 179 75 104 48.0 94.1 39 31 5 3 2 0 0 14 17 .161 .173 .226 .227 .275 .283 89.3 2 2170 6.3 28.6 29.8
2020 Slider 128 69 59 34.3 82.9 36 33 6 3 3 0 0 8 25 .182 .219 .273 .301 .235 .264 88.6 14 2095 6.2 32.1 16.0
2020 Curveball 52 10 42 13.9 77.2 12 12 3 1 2 0 0 4 8 .250 .261 .417 .402 .280 .286 85.2 8 1889 6.3 30.8 22.2
2020 Changeup 14 0 14 3.8 86.2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .287 .000 .325 .000 .265 85.1 22 1441 6.4 0.0 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 %
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
2020 51.9 14.8 25.9 7.4 44.4 37 18.5 0 37 24.1 29.6 3.7 5.6
2021 52.4 27 15.9 3.2 36.5 47.6 14.3 1.6 46 23.8 11.1 9.5 6.3
48.4 19.2 26.4 5.5 39 36.8 23.6 2.2 40.7 20.9 23.1 6 6.6
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 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 Slider KC R 178 82.9 38.2 -0.7 -2 2.3 -4.2 -64
2021 Sinker KC R 1 95.4 13.7 -6.8 -33 6.5 -8.7 -57
2021 Changeup KC R 9 87.5 22.6 -6.6 -23 10.8 -3.6 -25
2021 Curveball KC R 49 77.8 60.7 5.1 9 4.5 -5.4 -54
2021 4-Seamer KC R 214 94.2 14.9 -0.4 -2 0 -7.5 -101
2020 Changeup KC R 14 86.2 26.2 -4.1 -13 6.3 -7.1 -53
2020 4-Seamer KC R 179 94.1 15.7 -0.7 -4 0.3 -7.1 -96
2020 Curveball KC R 52 77.2 58.4 2.3 4 3.7 -6.5 -64
2020 Slider KC R 128 82.9 37.7 -1.6 -4 2.4 -4.1 -63
2019 Slider KC R 112 85.2 36.6 0.3 1 3.3 -1.3 -28
2019 Changeup KC R 21 87.9 27 -2 -7 5.7 -8.3 -59
2019 Curveball KC R 36 79.7 59.3 5.8 11 5.2 -3.9 -43
2019 4-Seamer KC R 266 96.4 13.5 0.7 5 0.7 -7.1 -91
! 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 Curveball 1.4 1 49 10.8 13 .231 .231 .208 26.1 38.5 19.2 .198 .296 .215 37.5
2021 4-Seamer -2.6 -6 215 47.4 43 .171 .171 .223 13.5 16.3 12.1 .198 .286 .289 46.7
2021 Slider -2.2 -4 180 39.6 46 .146 .293 .24 37 34.8 21.6 .16 .337 .26 36
2021 Changeup 3.3 0 9 2 0
2021 Sinker -14.2 0 1 0.2
2020 Changeup -4.9 -1 14 3.8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .325 .265 0
2020 Curveball -0.5 0 52 13.9 12 .25 .417 .283 30.8 33.3 22.2 .261 .402 .286 12.5
2020 Slider -3.1 -4 128 34.3 36 .182 .273 .238 32.1 22.2 16 .219 .301 .265 36
2020 4-Seamer -1.5 -3 179 48 39 .161 .226 .3 28.6 35.9 29.8 .173 .227 .282 35.3
2019 Changeup 6.2 1 21 4.8 4 .5 .5 .575 30 0 0 .264 .292 .468 0
2019 Curveball 3.8 1 36 8.3 7 .2 .4 .379 22.2 14.3 11.1 .314 .493 .441 50
2019 Slider 0.5 1 112 25.7 25 .25 .625 .374 44.1 28 16.3 .163 .236 .192 29.4
2019 4-Seamer 2.4 6 266 61.1 66 .385 .5 .467 18 15.2 13.9 .349 .588 .459 38.1
! 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 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 171 94.1 87 14.5 12:15 12:00 15
2020 Slider 80 82.9 28 3.2 10:45 9:15 90
2021 Curveball 49 77.8 91 18.8 6:30 6:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 212 94.2 85 15.4 12:00 12:00 0
2021 Slider 174 82.9 22 3.1 10:00 9:00 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
2019 102 435 1 -2 7 3 10
2020 91 373 -6 -3 0 1 -8
2021 102 454 -10 -7 5 3 -9
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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 47.4 68.9 81.7 25.3 51.7 41.4 56.9 46 26.5 8.7 89.5
2020 373 48.8 58.2 86.8 34 43.1 42.1 59.3 45.8 29.8 6.2 73.9
2021 454 48.5 65.9 77.9 25.6 66.7 40.1 56.9 45.2 25.4 6.8 77.4
1262 48.2 64.6 81.7 28 53.6 41.1 57.6 45.6 27.1 7.3 81.5
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 92 56 4
2020 81 77 93 97 60 74 66 55 88 74 25 72 81 67 29 2
2021 89 93 89 75 88 79 70 53 35 70 25 41 89 65 53 4
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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 3.2 -1 4 3 1 50
2020 0 1.1 -1 1 2 0
2021 27.7 1 1.1 0 2 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 4 3 5 2 3 4 3 4 6 4 1 3 2 4 2 3 4 5 1 1 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 2 5
2020 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
2021 1 2 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 2 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 96.4 94.1 -2.3 94.2 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 86.2 -1.7 87.5 1.3
Breaking Velocity 83.9 81.2 -2.7 81.8 0.6
Exit Velocity 85.4 88 2.6 88.7 0.7
Launch Angle 11.5 9.9 -1.6 7.3 -2.6
Barrel % 7.7 5.6 -2.1 6.3 0.7
Hard Hit % 35.4 29.6 -5.8 41.3 11.7
Sweet Spot % 44.6 31.5 -13.1 23.8 -7.7
xBA .291 .211 -0.08 .181 -0.03
BA .337 .175 -0.162 .169 -0.006
xwOBA .391 .275 -0.116 .265 -0.01
wOBA .422 .248 -0.174 .226 -0.022
xSLG .473 .288 -0.185 .311 0.023
SLG .53 .263 -0.267 .236 -0.027
K% 17.6 28.6 11 27.5 -1.1
BB% 18.6 11 -7.6 10.8 -0.2
Swing % 46 45.8 -0.2 45.2 -0.6
Whiff% 26.5 29.8 3.3 25.4 -4.4
In Zone % 47.4 48.8 1.4 48.5 -0.3
Out of Zone % 52.6 51.2 -1.4 51.5 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 34 8.7 25.6 -8.4
First Pitch Swing % 38.2 27.5 -10.7 27.5 0
First Pitch Strike % 56.9 59.3 2.4 56.9 -2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 102 .422 63 9 14.3 39 8 20.5
2020 91 .248 44 15 34.1 47 26 55.3
2021 102 .226 56 13 23.2 46 17 37.0

Pitch Distribution