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Kyle Zimmer
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 1 4.83 52 2 2 54.0 46 1.41
3 Seasons 5 2 5.19 83 3 2 95.1 90 1.54
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 52 4-1 4.83 54.0 46 1.41
3 Seasons 83 5-2 5.19 95.1 90 1.54

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 .289 .248 .275 .321 29.6 28.6 11 1.56 3.18
2021 30 934 147 14 9.5 89.1 112.8 10.7 26.5 .229 .398 .321 .331 .363 38.1 20.6 13.5 4.83 4.73
1742 266 22 8.3 88 113.1 10.7 32 .240 .391 .330 .333 .366 35.7 21.6 14.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Zimmer relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.4%) ,
Slider
(36.8%) ,
Curveball
(10.2%) ,
Changeup
(2.2%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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 471 250 221 50.4 94.1 103 80 24 19 3 0 2 13 69 .300 .254 .413 .372 .378 .361 88.9 1 2250 6.2 16.6 12.3
2021 Slider 344 221 123 36.8 83.4 89 80 16 6 5 0 5 25 56 .200 .214 .450 .471 .304 .321 91.2 23 2099 6.1 33.0 21.2
2021 Curveball 95 39 56 10.2 77.8 25 24 5 5 0 0 0 8 17 .208 .180 .208 .240 .176 .243 83.3 6 1994 6.2 26.7 18.2
2021 Changeup 21 0 21 2.2 87.0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .361 .250 .451 .220 .355 75.1 11 1698 6.3 12.5 0.0
2021 Sinker 3 1 2 0.3 94.9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .195 .000 .225 .000 .180 98.2 -13 2125 6.3 0.0
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 .265 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 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
49.2 21.4 23.3 5.6 38.3 36.1 25.2 3 37.2 21.4 25.2 4.1 8.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 KC R 95 77.8 59 3.5 6 3.2 -6.3 -66
2021 Slider KC R 341 83.4 37.4 -1 -3 2.5 -4.1 -62
2021 Changeup KC R 21 87 23.5 -6 -20 9.9 -4.2 -30
2021 Sinker KC R 3 94.9 14.5 -6 -29 6.3 -8.5 -58
2021 4-Seamer KC R 470 94.1 15.5 -0.7 -5 0.4 -7.7 -105
2020 4-Seamer KC R 179 94.1 15.7 -0.7 -5 0.3 -7.1 -96
2020 Slider KC R 128 82.9 37.7 -1.6 -4 2.4 -4.1 -63
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 2.3 4 3.7 -6.5 -64
2019 Changeup KC R 21 87.9 27 -2 -7 5.7 -8.3 -59
2019 Slider KC R 112 85.2 36.6 0.3 1 3.3 -1.3 -28
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 Sinker -33.4 -1 3 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .225 .18 100
2021 Changeup 1.8 0 21 2.2 4 .25 .25 .225 12.5 0 0 .361 .451 .355 50
2021 Curveball -0.5 -1 95 10.2 25 .208 .208 .18 26.7 32 18.2 .18 .24 .243 29.4
2021 Slider 0.1 0 344 36.8 89 .2 .45 .316 33 28.1 21.2 .214 .471 .322 35.7
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 4 471 50.4 103 .3 .412 .384 16.6 12.6 12.3 .254 .372 .362 40.6
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 Changeup 20 87 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
! 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 222 934 -8 -3 9 6 4
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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 934 46.5 64.5 82.1 25.6 59.4 40.1 55.2 43.7 24.8 6.5 73.8
1742 47.2 64.2 83 27.3 53.4 40.9 56.5 44.7 26.3 7 78.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

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 80 77 93 97 60 74 66 55 88 74 25 72 80 67 29 2
2021 27 61 48 41 22 61 20 41 56 28 4 39 27 66 51 5
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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 3.6 -2 3 4 1 50
2020 0 1.2 -1 1 2 0
2021 25.7 7 7.2 0 3 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 6 4 1 3 3 4 2 5 5 5 1 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 2 6
2020 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2
2021 7 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 7 5 7 6 6 5 6 6 7 7 8 7 6 8 6 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 96.4 94.1 -2.3 94.1 0
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 86.2 -1.7 87 0.8
Breaking Velocity 83.9 81.2 -2.7 82.2 1
Exit Velocity 85.4 88 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
xBA .291 .211 -0.08 .229 0.018
BA .337 .175 -0.162 .243 0.068
xwOBA .391 .275 -0.116 .331 0.056
wOBA .422 .248 -0.174 .321 0.073
xSLG .473 .289 -0.184 .398 0.109
SLG .53 .263 -0.267 .397 0.134
K% 17.6 28.6 11 20.6 -8
BB% 18.6 11 -7.6 13.5 2.5
Swing % 46 45.8 -0.2 43.7 -2.1
Whiff% 26.5 29.8 3.3 24.8 -5
In Zone % 47.4 48.8 1.4 46.5 -2.3
Out of Zone % 52.6 51.2 -1.4 53.5 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 34 8.7 25.6 -8.4
First Pitch Swing % 38.2 27.5 -10.7 28.3 0.8
First Pitch Strike % 56.9 59.3 2.4 55.2 -4.1
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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 222 .321 126 24 19.0 96 48 50.0

Pitch Distribution