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Phil Bickford
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #18, San Francisco Giants | CC of Southern Nevada
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 2 2.81 57 0 1 51.1 59 1.07
2 Seasons 4 2 3.44 58 0 1 52.1 61 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 57 4-2 2.81 51.1 59 1.07
2 Seasons 58 4-2 3.44 52.1 61 1.13

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
2020 25 33 5 0 0 91.9 97.1 18.3 80 .405 .467 .594 .457 .531 20 22.2 0 36.00 10.51
2021 26 776 126 10 7.9 90.4 109.9 12.1 23.8 .207 .353 .263 .273 .350 39.7 28.5 9.2 2.81 3.15
809 131 10 7.6 90.5 109.9 12.3 26 .214 .357 .277 .281 .357 38.9 28.2 8.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bickford relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.2%) ,
Slider
(35.3%) ,
Changeup
(0.4%) ,
Sinker
(0.1%) ,


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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 498 309 189 64.2 93.9 127 114 22 13 3 0 6 38 78 .193 .222 .377 .415 .274 .305 91.4 16 2344 6.9 27.5 26.6
2021 Slider 274 231 43 35.3 84.0 73 69 14 10 2 1 1 21 48 .203 .181 .304 .251 .242 .217 86.3 6 2324 6.9 33.1 23.1
2021 Changeup 3 0 3 0.4 84.9 1180 6.8 100.0
2021 Sinker 1 0 1 0.1 92.3 1964 6.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 27 16 11 81.8 89.4 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 3 .400 .243 .600 .294 .511 .373 93.2 22 2249 7.2 29.4 33.3
2020 Slider 5 5 0 15.2 79.6 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .810 1.000 .900 .883 .750 90.0 13 2271 7.0 0.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 1 1 0 3.0 89.2 2211 7.9


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 0 20 80 0 20 40 40 0 0 20 80 0 0
2021 46.8 25.4 19 8.7 32.5 38.9 28.6 4 35.7 24.6 21.4 5.6 7.9
45 25.2 21.4 8.4 32.1 38.9 29 3.8 34.4 24.4 23.7 5.3 7.6
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

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 Sinker LAD R 1 92.3 26.2 0.7 3 16.1 0.1 1
2021 Slider LAD R 273 84 37.6 0 0 6.2 -1.1 -15
2021 4-Seamer LAD R 498 93.9 14.4 1.1 7 4 -4.2 -51
2021 Changeup LAD R 3 84.9 30.7 -3.7 -11 10 -4.5 -31
2020 Sinker MIL R 1 89.2 22 -3.8 -15 10.5 -3.2 -23
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 27 89.4 20.4 -0.5 -3 6.1 -0.6 -9
2020 Slider MIL R 3 79.5 43.2 0.6 1 6.1 -6 -50
! 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 Slider -2.1 -6 274 35.3 73 .203 .304 .258 33.1 28.8 23.1 .181 .251 .217 31.3
2021 4-Seamer -2.2 -11 498 64.2 127 .193 .377 .277 27.5 29.9 26.6 .222 .415 .306 44.9
2021 Sinker 2.6 0 1 0.1
2021 Changeup 3 0 3 0.4 100 0
2020 Slider 24.1 1 5 15.2 2 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .81 .9 .75 0
2020 4-Seamer 6.3 2 27 81.8 7 .4 .6 .507 29.4 28.6 33.3 .243 .294 .365 33.3
2020 Sinker 4.6 0 1 3
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 27 89.4 75 14.4 1:30 12:45 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 498 93.9 86 16.7 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 272 84 44 7.1 9:15 9:00 15
! 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
2021 212 814 -14 -12 5 3 -19
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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 %
2020 33 60.6 90 72.2 15.4 100 30.3 55.6 60.6 25 3 100
2021 776 55.8 70.9 77.5 25.1 41.9 42.1 62.3 50.6 29.8 11.2 73.6
809 56 71.7 77.2 24.7 43.2 41.7 62 51.1 29.5 10.9 73.9
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
2020
2021 85 83 74 58 74 81 48 15 40 81 37 76 85 62 72
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 22.4 7 6.2 1 2 6 2 28.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 7 6 7 6 9 6 7 7 7 4 8 8 3 7 7 7 4 6 7 7 4 6 7 4 5 7 6 5 4 7 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 89.4 93.9 4.5
Offspeed Velocity 0 84.9 0
Breaking Velocity 79.6 84 4.4
Exit Velocity 91.9 90.4 -1.5
Launch Angle 18.3 12.1 -6.2
Barrel % 0 7.9 7.9
Hard Hit % 20 39.7 19.7
Sweet Spot % 80 23.8 -56.2
xBA .405 .207 -0.198
BA .571 .197 -0.374
xwOBA .457 .273 -0.184
wOBA .594 .263 -0.331
xSLG .467 .353 -0.114
SLG .714 .35 -0.364
K% 22.2 28.5 6.3
BB% 0 9.2 9.2
Swing % 60.6 50.6 -10
Whiff% 25 29.8 4.8
In Zone % 60.6 55.8 -4.8
Out of Zone % 39.4 44.2 4.8
Out of Zone Swing % 15.4 25.1 9.7
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 35.3 2
First Pitch Strike % 55.6 62.3 6.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 9 .594 5 1 20.0 4 3 75.0
2021 200 .263 140 57 40.7 60 44 73.3

Pitch Distribution