Nico Hoerner
2B | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 1, #24, Chicago Cubs | Stanford
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 170 149 13 45 0 5 .302 .382 .369 .751
2022 517 481 60 135 10 20 .281 .327 .410 .737
2023 688 619 98 175 9 43 .283 .346 .383 .729
5 Seasons 1,583 1,435 203 401 22 71 .279 .339 .384 .723
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .302 0 5 .751
2022 .281 10 20 .737
2023 .283 9 43 .729
5 Seasons .279 22 71 .723
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2019 22 298 68 1 1.5 1.2 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 0.8 87.5 106.7 0.8 27.9 .243 .315 .265 .297 .309 37.2 19.0 9.5
2021 24 650 125 2 1.6 1.2 87.0 107.8 7.7 31.2 .279 .358 .330 .320 .333 34.4 14.7 10.0
2022 25 1831 426 11 2.6 2.1 87.2 109.7 10.6 32.4 .270 .367 .320 .301 .314 33.5 11.0 5.4
2023 26 2539 542 10 1.8 1.5 86.6 109.2 10.5 33.0 .272 .355 .322 .310 .312 33.4 12.1 7.1
Player 5841 1247 25 2.0 1.6 86.9 109.7 9.2 32.5 .272 .359 .317 .307 .317 33.3 12.6 6.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 1.2
2020 57.0 16.3 20.9 5.8 29.1 46.5 24.4 5.8 40.7 17.4 27.9 5.8 1.2 0.8
2021 50.4 17.6 26.4 5.6 29.6 36.8 33.6 5.6 39.2 20.0 28.8 4.8 1.6 1.2
2022 46.5 24.2 23.5 5.9 33.6 35.2 31.2 4.0 35.9 24.2 26.3 4.7 2.6 2.1
2023 47.2 20.3 25.5 7.0 30.6 40.6 28.8 4.6 38.4 25.8 24.7 4.2 1.8 1.5
Player 48.3 20.9 24.6 6.2 31.9 38.7 29.4 4.4 38.2 23.6 26.2 4.6 2.0 1.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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.

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 %
2023 4-Seamer 1.5 10 670 26.4 201 .307 .470 .404 6.6 8.0 8.5 .282 .402 .362 39.7
2023 Sinker 0.0 0 580 22.8 162 .269 .338 .320 6.1 7.4 10.8 .267 .350 .303 41.2
2023 Slider -0.1 0 452 17.8 111 .271 .336 .295 20.9 20.7 16.8 .252 .307 .256 23.5
2023 Curveball -0.3 -1 248 9.8 51 .217 .348 .287 21.8 17.6 9.5 .212 .270 .256 21.6
2023 Cutter 0.8 2 222 8.7 53 .383 .404 .395 14.4 9.4 12.5 .350 .430 .368 37.2
2023 Changeup 1.3 3 198 7.8 61 .267 .400 .310 15.5 11.5 11.3 .273 .343 .274 17.0
2023 Sweeper -1.8 -2 119 4.7 35 .206 .265 .240 24.5 25.7 25.0 .244 .308 .273 24.0
2023 Splitter 1.3 0 21 0.8 7 .286 .429 .307 25.0 14.3 10.0 .188 .240 .180 33.3
2023 Slurve 5.7 1 10 0.4 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .814 .945 .772 100.0
2023 Forkball 2.4 0 8 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 20.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seamer -1.2 -6 470 25.7 136 .256 .349 .285 8.0 11.8 12.2 .263 .408 .305 43.0
2022 Slider 4.5 17 381 20.8 111 .346 .561 .427 25.7 13.5 12.7 .323 .427 .341 37.4
2022 Sinker 0.9 3 317 17.3 103 .348 .424 .380 3.5 6.8 11.9 .327 .402 .354 34.1
2022 Changeup 0.1 0 223 12.2 63 .262 .410 .306 17.9 11.1 10.8 .215 .276 .231 22.2
2022 Curveball -0.2 0 198 10.8 40 .216 .378 .294 21.6 20.0 15.1 .177 .250 .226 20.7
2022 Cutter -5.7 -7 128 7.0 35 .182 .273 .226 13.4 5.7 8.3 .203 .263 .234 22.6
2022 Sweeper 0.1 0 56 3.1 10 .125 .375 .300 16.7 0.0 0.0 .152 .226 .270 12.5
2022 Splitter -5.3 -1 23 1.3 6 .000 .000 .000 20.0 16.7 14.3 .152 .172 .140 0.0
2022 Slurve -5.3 0 7 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .140 .145 .126 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 4.4 9 210 32.3 60 .423 .558 .476 15.5 16.7 14.5 .325 .453 .398 57.1
2021 Slider -1.2 -2 141 21.7 29 .160 .200 .271 29.5 20.7 16.2 .206 .227 .244 20.0
2021 Sinker 4.2 3 80 12.3 23 .500 .550 .498 6.8 0.0 0.0 .385 .457 .412 35.0
2021 Curveball -0.1 0 78 12.0 23 .273 .273 .304 12.9 13.0 16.7 .295 .369 .308 21.1
2021 Changeup -1.9 -1 70 10.8 13 .000 .000 .069 29.4 15.4 8.0 .181 .216 .172 9.1
2021 Cutter -2.7 -2 63 9.7 16 .071 .071 .144 20.0 18.8 16.7 .148 .172 .209 18.2
2021 Sweeper -3.8 0 4 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Splitter 12.5 0 1 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .251 .311 .236 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 182 34.8 44 .143 .171 .280 8.8 9.1 8.0 .250 .373 .359 38.7
2020 Slider -0.1 0 103 19.7 22 .368 .368 .382 31.6 27.3 18.2 .218 .236 .269 23.1
2020 Sinker -1.3 -1 85 16.3 24 .263 .368 .304 8.3 12.5 12.5 .316 .394 .340 50.0
2020 Curveball 0.0 0 54 10.3 12 .167 .167 .150 39.1 41.7 22.7 .165 .187 .161 14.3
2020 Changeup -5.4 -2 45 8.6 11 .000 .000 .000 31.8 27.3 17.6 .168 .252 .178 50.0
2020 Cutter 4.5 2 42 8.0 9 .500 .500 .578 0.0 0.0 0.0 .347 .381 .368 37.5
2020 Sweeper 15.9 1 9 1.7 3 .333 .667 .417 40.0 66.7 66.7 .267 .325 .257 0.0
2020 Splitter -5.0 0 3 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 1 108 36.2 23 .286 .619 .407 4.9 8.7 5.9 .420 .555 .441 31.6
2019 Slider -0.8 -1 74 24.8 25 .292 .375 .280 34.7 24.0 21.4 .314 .375 .297 10.5
2019 Sinker 0.4 0 56 18.8 19 .316 .316 .284 8.8 10.5 15.4 .247 .320 .248 41.2
2019 Curveball 7.9 2 31 10.4 8 .250 .625 .363 30.8 12.5 11.1 .218 .380 .248 14.3
2019 Changeup 0.0 0 11 3.7 3 .333 .333 .300 16.7 0.0 0.0 .166 .185 .150 0.0
2019 Cutter -5.0 0 10 3.4 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 0.0 0.0 .127 .133 .118 0.0
2019 Sweeper -5.1 0 8 2.7 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 -- .359 .413 .335 0.0
! 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 0 3 0 -1 3
2020 126 523 -2 -3 -1 3 -3
2021 167 650 -3 3 5 3 8
2022 506 1,807 3 -14 10 6 5
2023 688 2,539 -11 -9 21 11 12
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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 47.7 29.3 57.4 18.1 7.0 85.7
2020 523 47.0 58.1 90.9 32.5 63.3 42.3 27.0 44.6 18.0 6.7 74.3
2021 650 45.4 69.5 87.3 30.4 67.6 42.9 32.0 48.2 18.5 6.0 92.3
2022 1,831 49.1 65.1 92.6 33.8 72.0 42.7 27.7 49.2 14.2 7.5 68.9
2023 2,539 50.5 60.5 93.0 30.5 74.9 41.4 22.8 45.6 12.4 8.2 63.2
Player 5,841 49.1 63.1 92.0 32.5 71.5 42.3 26.1 47.5 14.5 7.5 69.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2019 31 89
2020 20 38 5 3 54 1 4 28 37 39 68 56 87 23 93 98 38
2021 51 90 97 52
2022 31 84 30 10 49 9 6 16 59 15 98 14 97 18 93 98 51
2023 29 80 12 4 68 6 2 10 48 16 96 35 99 36 80 98 15
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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 2.6 0 0 1 2 66.7
2020 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2021 -- 0 0.5 -1 2 1 0 --
2022 21.3 10 10.6 -1 3 12 2 20.0
2023 20.4 9 8.9 0 7 13 0 0.0
Player 20.9 22 22.7 -1 13 27 4 18.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2
2020 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
2022 10 3 11 7 13 13 14 6 11 8 11 15 8 8 13 12 7 8 12 13 9 11 14 12 5 7 14 15 12 13 12
2023 9 5 8 7 11 10 12 4 9 6 9 12 5 7 13 9 11 4 11 11 9 10 14 10 5 5 11 10 10 10 10
Player 22 12 24 18 28 26 30 12 22 16 22 31 16 18 28 25 21 14 26 27 20 25 33 25 13 15 28 29 25 26 25
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.6 87.5 1.9 87.0 -0.5 87.2 0.2 86.6 -0.6
Launch Angle 3.9 0.8 -3.1 7.7 6.9 10.6 2.9 10.5 -0.1
Barrel % 1.5 1.2 -0.3 1.6 0.4 2.6 1.0 1.8 -0.8
Hard Hit % 23.5 37.2 13.7 34.4 -2.8 33.5 -0.9 33.4 -0.1
Sweet Spot % 36.8 27.9 -8.9 31.2 3.3 32.4 1.2 33.0 0.6
xBA .309 .243 -0.066 .279 0.036 .270 -0.009 .272 0.002
BA .282 .222 -0.060 .302 0.080 .281 -0.021 .283 0.002
xwOBA .315 .297 -0.018 .320 0.023 .301 -0.019 .310 0.009
wOBA .305 .265 -0.040 .330 0.065 .320 -0.010 .322 0.002
xSLG .401 .315 -0.086 .358 0.043 .367 0.009 .355 -0.012
SLG .436 .259 -0.177 .369 0.110 .410 0.041 .383 -0.027
K% 13.4 19.0 5.6 14.7 -4.3 11.0 -3.7 12.1 1.1
BB% 3.7 9.5 5.8 10.0 0.5 5.4 -4.6 7.1 1.7
Swing % 57.4 44.6 -12.8 48.2 3.6 49.2 1.0 45.6 -3.6
Whiff% 18.1 18.0 -0.1 18.5 0.5 14.2 -4.3 12.4 -1.8
In Zone % 49.3 47.0 -2.3 45.4 -1.6 49.1 3.7 50.5 1.4
Out of Zone % 50.7 53.0 2.3 54.6 1.6 50.9 -3.7 49.5 -1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 46.4 32.5 -13.9 30.4 -2.1 33.8 3.4 30.5 -3.3
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 27.0 -2.3 32.0 5.0 27.7 -4.3 22.8 -4.9
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 54.8 -3.7 59.8 5.0 64.7 4.9 62.2 -2.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2019 Shifts R 81 0 0.0 .305
2020 Shifts R 126 1 0.8 .260 .883
2021 Shifts R 167 0 0.0 .330
2022 Shifts R 506 13 2.6 .315 .489
2023 Shades R 678 3 0.4 .323 .294
! 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 73 17.5 23.3% 0.0% 42 21.3 4.8% 4.8%
2020 138 16.5 32.6% 1.4% 114 22.5 2.6% 4.4%
2021 193 16.5 31.6% 0.5% 98 21.6 2.0% 4.1%
2022 513 16.5 35.3% 1.4% 301 20.7 3.0% 4.3%
2023 755 14.6 55.5% 0.1% 424 18.0 9.2% 0.2%
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