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Nico Hoerner
2B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2018 | Rd: 1, #24, Chicago Cubs | Stanford
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 170 149 13 45 0 16 5 .302 .382 .369 .752
3 Seasons 378 335 45 91 3 46 8 .272 .342 .349 .691
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .302 0 16 5 .752
3 Seasons .272 3 46 8 .691

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 22 298 68 1 1.5 85.6 103.4 3.9 36.8 .309 .401 .305 .315 .355 23.5 13.4 3.7
2020 23 523 86 1 1.2 87.5 106.7 0.8 27.9 .241 .312 .265 .295 .306 37.2 19 9.5
2021 24 650 125 2 1.6 87 107.8 7.7 31.2 .279 .358 .330 .320 .333 34.4 14.7 10
1471 279 4 1.4 86.8 107.8 4.7 31.5 .274 .353 .303 .311 .330 32.6 15.9 8.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 355 54.7 100 87 33 25 8 0 0 13 74 .379 .313 .471 .411 .409 .365 90.4 8 13.5 12.0
2021 Breaking 220 33.9 51 46 10 9 1 0 0 10 37 .217 .231 .239 .259 .235 .254 79.9 3 25.3 17.9
2021 Offspeed 74 11.4 15 15 2 1 1 0 0 2 13 .133 .218 .200 .303 .141 .223 83.2 13 27.8 8.0
2020 Fastballs 307 58.8 78 63 15 12 3 0 0 7 58 .238 .278 .286 .372 .296 .344 89.1 1 7.6 8.5
2020 Breaking 167 32.0 35 32 9 8 1 0 0 12 20 .281 .209 .313 .233 .297 .240 80.9 -3 34.4 21.1
2020 Offspeed 48 9.2 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 .000 .154 .000 .231 .000 .164 84.8 11 34.8 21.1
! 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 52.9 17.6 26.5 2.9 39.7 39.7 20.6 1.5 45.6 16.2 30.9 4.4 1.5
2020 57 12.8 24.4 5.8 29.1 46.5 24.4 5.8 40.7 17.4 27.9 5.8 1.2
2021 50.4 17.6 26.4 5.6 29.6 36.8 33.6 5.6 39.2 20 28.8 4.8 1.6
53 16.1 25.8 5 31.9 40.5 27.6 4.7 41.2 18.3 29 5 1.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 N/A 13.6 0 3 0.5 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 .657 1.428 .868 100
2021 Splitter 12.5 0 1 0.2 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .251 .311 .236 0
2021 Changeup -4.2 -3 70 10.8 13 0 0 0 29.4 15.4 8 .181 .216 .172 9.1
2021 Cutter -2.7 -2 65 10 17 .067 .067 .135 16 17.6 16.7 .175 .207 .23 16.7
2021 Curveball -0.1 0 78 12 23 .273 .273 .304 12.9 13 16.7 .295 .369 .308 21.1
2021 Sinker 3.5 3 77 11.8 24 .455 .5 .448 6.8 0 0 .384 .495 .41 40.9
2021 Slider -1.1 -2 143 22 29 .16 .2 .271 31.1 24.1 18.4 .184 .199 .224 21.1
2021 4-Seamer 4.7 10 213 32.8 59 .44 .58 .496 15.5 16.9 14.1 .323 .436 .399 55
2020 Splitter -5 0 3 0.6 1 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2020 Cutter 5.9 2 40 7.6 10 .556 .556 .61 0 0 0 .336 .366 .354 33.3
2020 Changeup -5.4 -2 45 8.6 11 0 0 0 31.8 27.3 17.6 .168 .252 .178 50
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 53 10.1 12 .167 .167 .15 39.1 41.7 22.7 .165 .187 .161 14.3
2020 Slider 0.9 1 115 22 24 .333 .381 .365 33.3 33.3 22.2 .223 .248 .269 23.1
2020 Sinker -1.3 -1 86 16.4 25 .25 .35 .292 11.1 12 13.6 .246 .286 .279 36.8
2020 4-Seamer -1 -2 181 34.6 43 .147 .176 .28 7.7 9.3 7.7 .282 .425 .386 46.7
2019 Cutter 2.5 0 11 3.7 2 .5 .5 .45 33.3 0 0 .533 .633 .501 0
2019 Changeup 0 0 11 3.7 3 .333 .333 .3 16.7 0 0 .166 .185 .15 0
2019 Curveball 7.7 2 32 10.7 8 .25 .625 .363 30.8 12.5 11.1 .218 .38 .248 14.3
2019 Sinker 0.5 0 56 18.8 19 .316 .316 .284 8.8 10.5 15.4 .247 .32 .248 41.2
2019 4-Seamer 1.3 1 108 36.2 23 .286 .619 .407 4.9 8.7 5.9 .42 .555 .441 31.6
2019 Slider -2 -2 80 26.8 26 .24 .32 .235 35.3 23.1 22.2 .293 .347 .278 10
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 81 298 1 3 0 -1 3
2020 126 523 -2 -3 0 3 -2
2021 167 650 -5 3 5 3 7
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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 %
2019 298 49.3 68.7 92.1 46.4 67.1 47.3 29.3 57.4 18.1 7 85.7
2020 523 47 58.1 90.9 32.5 63.3 42.3 27 44.6 18 6.9 75
2021 650 45.4 69.5 87.3 30.4 67.6 42.9 31.8 48.2 18.5 6 92.3
1471 46.8 65.3 89.5 34.2 66 43.6 29.6 48.7 18.3 6.5 84.4
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 89
2020 20 39 5 3 52 1 4 28 39 68 55 88 93 98
2021 91 97
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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 20.7 3 2.5 1 0 1 2 66.7
2020 0 0.1 0 1 0 0
2021 0 0.5 -1 1 1 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
2020 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.6 87.5 1.9 87 -0.5
Launch Angle 3.9 .8 -3.1 7.7 6.9
Barrel % 1.5 1.2 -0.3 1.6 0.4
Hard Hit % 23.5 37.2 13.7 34.4 -2.8
Sweet Spot % 36.8 27.9 -8.9 31.2 3.3
xBA .309 .241 -0.068 .279 0.038
BA .282 .222 -0.06 .302 0.08
xwOBA .315 .295 -0.02 .32 0.025
wOBA .305 .265 -0.04 .33 0.065
xSLG .401 .312 -0.089 .358 0.046
SLG .436 .259 -0.177 .369 0.11
K% 13.4 19 5.6 14.7 -4.3
BB% 3.7 9.5 5.8 10 0.5
Swing % 57.4 44.6 -12.8 48.2 3.6
Whiff% 18.1 18 -0.1 18.5 0.5
In Zone % 49.3 47 -2.3 45.4 -1.6
Out of Zone % 50.7 53 2.3 54.6 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 46.4 32.5 -13.9 30.4 -2.1
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 27 -2.3 31.8 4.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 54.8 -3.7 59.4 4.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 R 81 0 0.0 .305
2020 R 126 0 0.0 .265
2021 R 167 0 0.0 .330