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Kyle Zimmer
Popularity: ↓ 14%
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
2020 1 0 1.57 16 1 0 23.0 26 1.04
2 Seasons 1 1 5.66 31 1 0 41.1 44 1.72
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 16 1-0 1.57 23.0 26 1.04
2 Seasons 31 1-1 5.66 41.1 44 1.72

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 435 65 5 7.7 85.4 11.5 44.6 .296 .480 .422 .395 .418 35.4 17.6 18.6 10.80 7.12
2020 373 54 3 5.6 88 9.9 31.5 .213 .289 .244 .268 .310 29.6 28.6 11.0 1.57 3.23
ALL 808 119 8 6.7 86.6 10.8 38.7 .255 .386 .338 .335 .369 32.8 22.8 15.0
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Zimmer relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48%) ,
Slider
(34.3%) ,
Curveball
(13.9%) ,
Changeup
(3.8%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 179 75 104 48.0 94.1 39 31 5 3 2 0 0 14 17 .161 .172 .226 .222 .272 .275 89.3 2 2162 28.6 29.8
2020 Slider 128 69 59 34.3 82.9 36 33 6 3 3 0 0 8 25 .182 .223 .273 .302 .231 .257 88.6 14 2095 32.1 16.0
2020 Curveball 52 10 42 13.9 77.2 12 12 3 1 2 0 0 4 8 .250 .264 .417 .404 .275 .269 85.2 8 1889 30.8 22.2
2020 Changeup 14 0 14 3.8 86.2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .303 .000 .350 .000 .282 85.1 22 1441 0.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 266 163 103 61.1 96.4 66 52 20 14 6 0 0 10 42 .385 .352 .500 .595 .442 .460 85.7 8 2282 18.0 13.9
2019 Slider 112 84 28 25.7 85.2 25 24 6 2 1 1 2 7 17 .250 .176 .625 .246 .362 .201 83.1 18 2179 44.8 16.3
2019 Curveball 36 22 14 8.3 79.7 7 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .308 .400 .479 .371 .432 91.2 16 2016 22.2 11.1
2019 Changeup 21 5 16 4.8 87.9 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .262 .500 .285 .563 .463 86.7 23 1439 30.0 0.0


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
2020 Curveball KC R 52 77.2 58.4 2.2 4 3.7 -6.5 -64
2020 Slider KC R 128 82.9 37.7 -1.5 -4 2.4 -4.1 -63
2020 Changeup KC R 14 86.2 26.2 -4.2 -14 6.3 -7.1 -53
2020 4-Seamer KC R 179 94.1 15.7 -0.6 -4 0.3 -7.1 -96
2019 Slider KC R 112 85.2 36.6 0.2 1 3.3 -1.3 -29
2019 Curveball KC R 36 79.7 59.3 5.8 11 5.2 -3.9 -43
2019 Changeup KC R 21 87.9 27 -2 -7 5.7 -8.4 -59
2019 4-Seamer KC R 266 96.4 13.5 0.7 5 0.7 -7.2 -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 %
2020 Changeup -5.2 -1 14 3.8 4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .303 .350 .282 0.0
2020 Curveball -0.4 0 52 13.9 12 .250 .417 .283 30.8 33.3 22.2 .264 .404 .269 12.5
2020 Slider -3.0 -4 128 34.3 36 .182 .273 .238 32.1 22.2 16.0 .223 .302 .258 36.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.5 -3 179 48.0 39 .161 .226 .300 28.6 35.9 29.8 .172 .222 .277 35.3
2019 Changeup 6.4 1 21 4.8 4 .500 .500 .575 30.0 0.0 0.0 .262 .285 .468 0.0
2019 Curveball 4.1 1 36 8.3 7 .200 .400 .379 22.2 14.3 11.1 .308 .479 .435 50.0
2019 Slider 1.0 1 112 25.7 25 .250 .625 .374 44.8 28.0 16.3 .176 .246 .201 29.4
2019 4-Seamer 2.5 7 266 61.1 66 .385 .500 .467 18.0 15.2 13.9 .352 .595 .462 38.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 14 86.2 91 11.4 1:15 12:30 -45
2020 Curveball 51 77.2 89 15.7 6:30 6:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 178 94.1 87 14.4 12:00 12:15 15
2020 Slider 104 82.9 37 3.0 9:30 11:00 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 101 434 2 -2 8 3 11
2020 90 372 -6 -3 1 1 -8
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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 24.9 52.6 41.4 56.9 45.7 26.6 8.7 89.5
2020 373 49.1 57.9 86.8 34.2 43.1 42.4 59.3 45.8 29.8 6.4 70.8
ALL 808 48.1 63.8 83.9 29.1 47.5 41.8 58.0 45.8 28.1 7.7 82.3
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 37.0 18.5 0.0 37.0 24.1 29.6 3.7 5.6
ALL 46.2 15.1 31.9 6.7 40.3 31.1 28.6 2.5 37.8 19.3 29.4 4.2 6.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 91 55 3
2020 81 76 93 98 59 74 66 55 88 74 25 71 81 66 26 1
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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 -1.2 4 3 1 50.0
2020 0 1.1 -1.1 1 2 0

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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.4 94.1 -2.3
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 86.2 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 83.9 81.2 -2.7
Exit Velocity 85.4 88 2.6
Launch Angle 11.5 9.9 -1.6
Barrel % 7.7 5.6 -2.1
Hard Hit % 35.4 29.6 -5.8
Sweet Spot % 44.6 31.5 -13.1
xBA .296 .213 -0.083
BA .337 .175 -0.162
xwOBA .395 .268 -0.127
wOBA .422 .244 -0.178
xSLG .48 .289 -0.191
SLG .53 .263 -0.267
K% 17.6 28.6 11
BB% 18.6 11 -7.6
Swing % 45.7 45.8 0.1
Whiff% 26.6 29.8 3.2
In Zone Swing % 47.4 49.1 1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 52.6 50.9 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 38.2 27.5 -10.7
First Pitch Strike % 56.9 59.3 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 .244 44 15 34.1 47 26 55.3

Pitch Distribution