Orion Kerkering
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 204LBS | Age: 23
Draft: 2022 | Rd: 5, #152, Philadelphia Phillies | South Florida
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0 3.00 3 0 0 3 6 1.67
2024 1 0 1.56 16 0 0 17.1 14 0.98
2 Seasons 2 0 1.77 19 0 0 20.1 20 1.08
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 3 1-0 3.00 3 6 1.67
2024 16 1-0 1.56 17.1 14 0.98
2 Seasons 19 2-0 1.77 20.1 20 1.08
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 22 60 6 0 0.0 0.0 88.2 98.6 -7.3 33.3 .188 .221 .314 .250 .352 33.3 42.9 14.3 3.00 2.58
2024 23 288 49 1 2.0 1.4 84.6 105.0 6.1 24.5 .215 .309 .238 .268 .291 24.5 20.3 5.8 1.56 2.76
Player 348 55 1 1.8 1.2 85.0 105.0 4.6 25.5 .211 .295 .251 .265 .298 25.5 24.1 7.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kerkering relies on 3 pitches.
Sweeper
(58.7%) ,
Four Seamer
(32.3%) ,
Sinker
(9.0%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 66.7 0.0 33.3 0.0 66.7 16.7 16.7 0.0 66.7 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2024 59.2 22.4 14.3 4.1 32.7 36.7 30.6 8.2 44.9 20.4 20.4 4.1 2.0 1.4
Player 60.0 20.0 16.4 3.6 36.4 34.5 29.1 7.3 47.3 18.2 21.8 3.6 1.8 1.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.1 37.1 37.5 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.

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
2024 Sinker PHI R 26 96.1 21.4 -0.3 -2 15.9 0.4 3
2024 Sweeper PHI R 169 85.8 39.2 3.4 9 17.1 3.6 27
2024 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 93 97.7 12.6 0.2 1 10.4 2.6 33
2023 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 8 98.0 12.7 0.3 2 11.8 3.4 40
2023 Sweeper PHI R 51 86.0 39.8 2.8 8 18.6 6.3 52
2023 Sinker PHI R 1 96.4 18.6 -2.4 -12 15.8 0.5 3
! 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 %
2024 Sweeper 0.3 0 169 58.7 44 .263 .289 .299 24.1 18.2 12.7 .242 .311 .294 25.8
2024 4-Seam Fastball 2.4 2 93 32.3 15 .071 .071 .107 35.0 33.3 12.5 .141 .346 .235 11.1
2024 Sinker 7.1 2 26 9.0 10 .200 .200 .180 7.7 10.0 16.7 .216 .251 .203 33.3
2023 Sweeper -0.2 0 51 85.0 12 .300 .400 .371 40.0 33.3 30.8 .225 .265 .293 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball 8.6 1 8 13.3 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2023 Sinker -4.2 0 1 1.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 4-Seam Fastball 93 97.7 98 19.0 1:30 1:15 15
2024 Sinker 26 96.1 92 18.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2024 Sweeper 169 85.8 58 18.4 7:45 8:30 -45
2023 Sweeper 50 86.0 60 20.1 7:45 8:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 40 164 1 0 -1 0 -1
2024 69 288 7 1 -1 -1 5
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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 %
2023 60 46.7 42.9 66.7 31.3 50.0 38.3 71.4 36.7 40.9 11.7 42.9
2024 288 54.9 62.0 79.6 26.2 50.0 44.8 69.6 45.8 25.8 9.7 71.4
Player 348 53.4 59.1 78.2 27.2 50.0 43.7 69.9 44.3 27.9 10.1 65.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2024 87 81 90 91 78 95 95 97 98 35 80 55 30 94 73 34
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2024 -- 0 0.3 0 0 1 0 --
Player -- 0 0.3 0 0 1 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2024 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
! 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 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.8 97.4 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 86.0 85.8 -0.2
Exit Velocity 88.2 84.6 -3.6
Launch Angle -7.3 6.1 13.4
Barrel % 0.0 2.0 2.0
Hard Hit % 33.3 24.5 -8.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 33.3 24.5 -8.8
xBA .188 .215 0.027
BA .250 .210 -0.040
xwOBA .250 .268 0.018
wOBA .314 .238 -0.076
xSLG .221 .309 0.088
SLG .333 .226 -0.107
K% 42.9 20.3 -22.6
BB% 14.3 5.8 -8.5
Swing % 36.7 45.8 9.1
Whiff% 40.9 25.8 -15.1
In Zone % 46.7 54.9 8.2
Out of Zone % 53.3 45.1 -8.2
Out of Zone Swing % 31.3 26.2 -5.1
First Pitch Swing % 14.3 29.0 14.7
First Pitch Strike % 71.4 69.6 -1.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 14 .314 7 0 0.0 7 1 14.3
2024 Shades 67 .245 35 0 0.0 32 3 9.4
! 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 %
2023 15 13.3 73.3% 0.0% 16 16.0 31.3% 0.0%
2024 81 14.5 64.2% 0.0% 52 16.4 13.5% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution