Phil Bickford
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #18, San Francisco Giants | CC of Southern Nevada
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 2 2.81 57 0 1 51.1 59 1.07
2022 2 1 4.72 60 0 0 61 67 1.10
2023 5 5 4.95 61 0 1 67.1 76 1.46
4 Seasons 11 8 4.43 179 0 2 180.2 204 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 57 4-2 2.81 51.1 59 1.07
2022 60 2-1 4.72 61 67 1.10
2023 61 5-5 4.95 67.1 76 1.46
4 Seasons 179 11-8 4.43 180.2 204 1.24
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2020 24 33 5 0 0.0 0.0 91.9 97.1 18.3 80.0 .405 .467 .594 .457 .531 20.0 22.2 0.0 36.00 10.43
2021 25 776 126 10 7.9 4.8 90.4 109.9 12.1 23.8 .210 .359 .263 .274 .353 39.7 28.5 9.2 2.81 3.13
2022 26 990 164 19 11.6 7.7 88.8 113.0 18.4 28.0 .210 .403 .312 .290 .370 34.8 27.1 5.7 4.72 3.46
2023 27 1229 185 19 10.3 6.3 90.9 116.1 22.3 34.6 .239 .427 .319 .337 .401 42.2 25.0 12.8 4.95 4.83
Player 3028 480 48 10.0 6.3 90.1 116.1 18.2 30.0 .223 .401 .305 .306 .379 38.8 26.6 9.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bickford relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(71%) ,
Slider
(26.9%) ,
Changeup
(2%) ,


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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
2020 0.0 20.0 80.0 0.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 80.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2021 46.8 25.4 19.0 8.7 32.5 38.9 28.6 4.0 35.7 24.6 21.4 5.6 7.9 4.8
2022 38.4 30.5 20.1 11.0 36.0 31.1 32.9 4.9 28.0 32.3 16.5 4.9 11.6 7.7
2023 29.2 33.5 23.8 13.5 37.8 32.4 29.7 5.9 16.2 34.6 25.9 6.5 10.3 6.3
Player 36.7 30.2 21.9 11.3 35.6 33.8 30.6 5.0 25.2 31.0 22.1 5.6 10.0 6.3
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.

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
2023 Slider NYM R 331 83.9 37.4 0.1 0 6.5 -0.3 -5
2023 Changeup NYM R 25 87.5 28.8 -4.0 -12 4.3 -10.1 -70
2023 4-Seamer NYM R 873 93.7 15.4 1.1 6 5.7 -3.0 -35
2022 Changeup LAD R 1 88.7 18.6 -14.0 -43 7.7 -6.7 -46
2022 4-Seamer LAD R 673 94.1 15.2 0.9 6 4.8 -4.2 -47
2022 Slider LAD R 316 83.3 37.6 -0.2 -1 6.5 -1.0 -13
2021 Slider LAD R 274 84.0 37.6 0.0 0 6.2 -0.4 -6
2021 Changeup LAD R 3 84.9 30.7 -3.7 -11 10.0 -4.5 -31
2021 4-Seamer LAD R 498 93.9 14.4 1.1 7 4.0 -4.2 -51
2021 Sinker LAD R 1 92.3 26.2 0.3 1 16.1 -0.1 -1
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 27 89.4 20.4 -0.5 -2 6.1 -0.6 -9
2020 Sinker MIL R 1 89.2 22.0 -3.8 -15 10.5 -3.2 -23
2020 Slider MIL R 3 79.5 43.2 0.0 0 6.1 -4.7 -44
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer 1.4 12 873 71.0 205 .183 .290 .286 30.0 27.8 21.0 .218 .380 .327 39.1
2023 Slider -4.3 -14 331 26.9 89 .325 .614 .428 28.6 19.1 13.1 .290 .541 .376 49.3
2023 Changeup 0.3 0 25 2.0 6 .200 .200 .267 33.3 33.3 25.0 .122 .136 .212 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.1 0 673 68.0 151 .255 .445 .336 25.7 25.8 18.7 .203 .393 .294 35.4
2022 Slider -0.9 -3 316 31.9 95 .200 .456 .286 24.0 29.5 23.1 .222 .419 .280 33.8
2022 Changeup -10.3 0 1 0.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2021 4-Seamer 2.3 11 498 64.2 127 .193 .377 .279 27.5 29.9 26.6 .226 .421 .308 44.9
2021 Slider 2.2 6 274 35.3 73 .203 .304 .258 33.1 28.8 23.1 .183 .256 .218 31.3
2021 Changeup -3.1 0 3 0.4 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker -2.6 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -6.4 -2 27 81.8 7 .400 .600 .507 29.4 28.6 33.3 .243 .294 .365 33.3
2020 Slider -24.1 -1 5 15.2 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .810 .900 .750 0.0
2020 Sinker -4.6 0 1 3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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
2023 Changeup 25 87.5 77 7.4 1:30 1:15 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 857 93.7 82 16.4 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Slider 327 83.9 45 7.3 9:30 9:00 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 672 94.1 81 16.0 1:00 12:30 30
2022 Slider 316 83.3 47 7.4 9:15 9:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 498 93.9 86 16.7 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 272 84.0 44 7.1 9:15 9:00 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 27 89.4 75 14.4 1:30 12:45 45
! 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 221 848 14 13 -5 -3 20
2022 247 990 1 3 -6 -2 -3
2023 300 1,229 7 5 -7 -7 -2
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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 90.0 72.2 15.4 100.0 30.3 55.6 60.6 25.0 3.0 100.0
2021 776 55.8 70.9 77.5 25.1 41.9 42.0 64.2 50.6 29.8 11.1 73.3
2022 990 55.4 70.3 77.1 26.2 66.4 46.5 61.1 50.6 25.1 8.6 83.5
2023 1,229 46.3 72.1 77.8 28.8 53.7 42.6 66.1 48.8 29.7 6.2 85.5
Player 3,028 51.8 71.3 77.4 27.0 55.1 43.6 63.9 50.0 28.1 8.2 80.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2021 86 83 73 60 74 81 48 15 40 81 37 76 19 58 76 91
2022 68 81 33 7 90 44 3 41 74 76 82 46 15 54 82 87
2023 23 55 31 21 13 46 15 7 26 61 5 75 48 44 79 86
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2021 22.4 7 6.1 1 2 8 0 0.0
2022 23.0 12 11.3 1 5 7 6 50.0
2023 24.8 8 9.5 -2 3 8 4 50.0
Player 23.4 27 27.0 0 11 23 10 37.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 1 0 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
2021 7 8 2 7 8 6 7 6 5 3 6 7 5 3 7 7 6 7 6 8 6 3 10 6 5 6 9 7 5 6 6
2022 12 9 10 11 12 11 13 9 9 9 10 12 11 11 11 13 10 10 11 12 10 15 14 14 8 11 14 13 13 12 12
2023 8 7 8 9 10 10 11 9 10 8 10 11 8 9 11 8 11 9 10 11 11 8 12 10 9 8 10 10 9 10 8
Player 27 24 21 27 30 27 31 24 24 20 26 31 24 23 29 28 27 26 27 31 27 26 36 30 22 25 33 30 27 28 26
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.4 93.9 4.5 94.1 0.2 93.7 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 84.9 0.0 88.7 3.8 87.5 -1.2
Breaking Velocity 79.6 84.0 4.4 83.3 -0.7 83.9 0.6
Exit Velocity 91.9 90.4 -1.5 88.8 -1.6 90.9 2.1
Launch Angle 18.3 12.1 -6.2 18.4 6.3 22.3 3.9
Barrel % 0.0 7.9 7.9 11.6 3.7 10.3 -1.3
Hard Hit % 20.0 39.7 19.7 34.8 -4.9 42.2 7.4
Sweet Spot % 80.0 23.8 -56.2 28.0 4.2 34.6 6.6
xBA .405 .210 -0.195 .210 0.000 .239 0.029
BA .571 .197 -0.374 .233 0.036 .230 -0.003
xwOBA .457 .274 -0.183 .290 0.016 .337 0.047
wOBA .594 .263 -0.331 .312 0.049 .319 0.007
xSLG .467 .359 -0.108 .403 0.044 .427 0.024
SLG .714 .350 -0.364 .449 0.099 .393 -0.056
K% 22.2 28.5 6.3 27.1 -1.4 25.0 -2.1
BB% 0.0 9.2 9.2 5.7 -3.5 12.8 7.1
Swing % 60.6 50.6 -10.0 50.6 0.0 48.8 -1.8
Whiff% 25.0 29.8 4.8 25.1 -4.7 29.7 4.6
In Zone % 60.6 55.8 -4.8 55.4 -0.4 46.3 -9.1
Out of Zone % 39.4 44.2 4.8 44.6 0.4 53.7 9.1
Out of Zone Swing % 15.4 25.1 9.7 26.2 1.1 28.8 2.6
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 36.3 3.0 28.7 -7.6 37.5 8.8
First Pitch Strike % 55.6 64.2 8.6 61.1 -3.1 66.1 5.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 9 .594 5 1 20.0 4 3 75.0
2021 Shifts 193 .264 135 53 39.3 58 44 75.9
2022 Shifts 247 .312 163 55 33.7 84 72 85.7
2023 Shades 300 .319 177 5 2.8 123 47 38.2
! 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