Phil Bickford
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #18, San Francisco Giants | CC of Southern Nevada
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
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
2024 0 0 14.40 5 0 0 5 4 1.80
5 Seasons 11 8 4.70 184 0 2 185.2 208 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 60 2-1 4.72 61 67 1.10
2023 61 5-5 4.95 67.1 76 1.46
2024 5 0-0 14.40 5 4 1.80
5 Seasons 184 11-8 4.70 185.2 208 1.25
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
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 .211 .403 .312 .290 .371 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 .241 .425 .319 .335 .397 42.2 25.0 12.8 4.95 4.80
2024 28 105 20 2 10.0 7.4 92.5 107.1 20.3 25.0 .240 .405 .386 .307 .328 50.0 14.8 3.7 14.40 3.79
Player 3133 500 50 10.0 6.3 90.2 116.1 18.3 29.8 .225 .400 .308 .306 .376 39.2 26.2 9.2
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bickford relies on 2 pitches.
Four Seamer
(81.0%) ,
Slider
(19.0%) ,


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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
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
2024 35.0 40.0 20.0 5.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 5.0 30.0 30.0 25.0 0.0 10.0 7.4
Player 36.6 30.6 21.8 11.0 35.0 34.0 31.0 5.0 25.4 31.0 22.2 5.4 10.0 6.3
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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 Slider NYY R 20 84.9 36.0 -0.4 -1 5.7 0.3 5
2024 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 85 93.5 15.7 1.3 8 6.8 -2.7 -28
2023 Changeup NYM R 25 87.5 28.8 -4.0 -12 4.3 -10.1 -70
2023 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 873 93.7 15.4 1.1 7 5.7 -3.1 -35
2023 Slider NYM R 331 83.9 37.4 0.0 0 6.5 0.3 6
2022 Slider LAD R 316 83.3 37.6 -0.1 0 6.5 -0.6 -8
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 673 94.1 15.2 0.9 6 4.8 -4.2 -47
2022 Changeup LAD R 1 88.7 18.6 -14.0 -43 7.7 -6.7 -46
2021 Changeup LAD R 3 84.9 30.7 -3.7 -11 10.0 -4.5 -31
2021 Slider LAD R 274 84.0 37.6 0.2 1 6.2 -0.1 -2
2021 Sinker LAD R 1 92.3 26.2 0.3 1 16.1 -0.1 -1
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 498 93.9 14.4 1.1 7 4.0 -4.2 -51
2020 Sinker MIL R 1 89.2 22.0 -3.8 -15 10.5 -3.2 -23
2020 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 27 89.4 20.4 -0.4 -2 6.1 -0.8 -12
2020 Slider MIL R 3 79.5 43.2 0.0 0 6.1 -3.9 -39
! 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 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 -3 85 81.0 22 .368 .579 .489 22.9 9.1 8.7 .255 .454 .354 52.9
2024 Slider -0.2 0 20 19.0 5 .200 .200 .180 57.1 40.0 50.0 .184 .219 .175 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 12 873 71.0 205 .183 .290 .286 30.0 27.8 21.0 .219 .376 .325 39.1
2023 Slider -4.3 -14 331 26.9 89 .325 .614 .428 28.6 19.1 13.1 .294 .542 .376 49.3
2023 Changeup 0.3 0 25 2.0 6 .200 .200 .267 33.3 33.3 25.0 .122 .131 .209 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -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-Seam Fastball 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 .217 31.3
2021 Changeup -3.1 0 3 0.4 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker -2.6 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -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
2024 4-Seam Fastball 82 93.5 87 16.8 1:15 12:45 30
2024 Slider 19 84.9 39 6.5 10:00 9:15 45
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 221 848 14 13 -5 -3 19
2022 247 990 1 3 -6 -2 -3
2023 300 1,229 7 5 -7 -7 -2
2024 27 105 -1 0 -1 -1 -3
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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
2024 105 45.7 58.3 71.4 24.6 64.3 51.4 63.0 40.0 28.6 11.4 66.7
Player 3,133 51.6 71.0 77.3 26.9 55.4 43.9 63.8 49.7 28.1 8.3 80.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 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
2021 86 83 73 60 74 81 48 15 40 81 37 76 19 57 77 91
2022 67 80 33 7 90 44 3 41 74 76 82 46 15 54 82 87
2023 25 54 32 27 14 46 15 7 26 61 5 75 48 44 79 86
2024 40 45 90
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.4 93.9 4.5 94.1 0.2 93.7 -0.4 93.5 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 84.9 0.0 88.7 3.8 87.5 -1.2 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.6 84.0 4.4 83.3 -0.7 83.9 0.6 84.9 1.0
Exit Velocity 91.9 90.4 -1.5 88.8 -1.6 90.9 2.1 92.5 1.6
Launch Angle 18.3 12.1 -6.2 18.4 6.3 22.3 3.9 20.3 -2.0
Barrel % 0.0 7.9 7.9 11.6 3.7 10.3 -1.3 10.0 -0.3
Hard Hit % 20.0 39.7 19.7 34.8 -4.9 42.2 7.4 50.0 7.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 80.0 23.8 -56.2 28.0 4.2 34.6 6.6 25.0 -9.6
xBA .405 .210 -0.195 .211 0.001 .241 0.030 .240 -0.001
BA .571 .197 -0.374 .233 0.036 .230 -0.003 .333 0.103
xwOBA .457 .274 -0.183 .290 0.016 .335 0.045 .307 -0.028
wOBA .594 .263 -0.331 .312 0.049 .319 0.007 .386 0.067
xSLG .467 .359 -0.108 .403 0.044 .425 0.022 .405 -0.020
SLG .714 .350 -0.364 .449 0.099 .393 -0.056 .500 0.107
K% 22.2 28.5 6.3 27.1 -1.4 25.0 -2.1 14.8 -10.2
BB% 0.0 9.2 9.2 5.7 -3.5 12.8 7.1 3.7 -9.1
Swing % 60.6 50.6 -10.0 50.6 0.0 48.8 -1.8 40.0 -8.8
Whiff% 25.0 29.8 4.8 25.1 -4.7 29.7 4.6 28.6 -1.1
In Zone % 60.6 55.8 -4.8 55.4 -0.4 46.3 -9.1 45.7 -0.6
Out of Zone % 39.4 44.2 4.8 44.6 0.4 53.7 9.1 54.3 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 15.4 25.1 9.7 26.2 1.1 28.8 2.6 24.6 -4.2
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 36.3 3.0 28.7 -7.6 37.5 8.8 18.5 -19.0
First Pitch Strike % 55.6 64.2 8.6 61.1 -3.1 66.1 5.0 63.0 -3.1
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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 200 .263 140 57 40.7 60 46 76.7
2022 Shifts 247 .312 163 55 33.7 84 72 85.7
2023 Shades 300 .319 177 5 2.8 123 47 38.2
2024 Shades 27 .386 19 0 0.0 8 3 37.5
! 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 %
2020 2 19.5 0.0% 0.0% 8 22.6 0.0% 0.0%
2021 206 23.1 0.0% 4.9% 130 27.0 0.0% 24.6%
2022 302 21.7 0.0% 1.0% 135 23.8 0.0% 7.4%
2023 284 15.9 31.3% 0.0% 235 18.1 2.6% 0.9%
2024 27 16.5 7.4% 0.0% 27 18.1 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution