Tyler Thornburg
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 190LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 3, #96, Milwaukee Brewers | Charleston Southern
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 7.71 16 0 0 18.2 22 1.66
2020 0 0 3.86 7 0 0 7 10 1.57
2022 0 1 3.32 14 0 0 19 14 1.42
9 Seasons 16 10 3.46 206 10 13 288.1 287 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 16 0-0 7.71 18.2 22 1.66
2020 7 0-0 3.86 7 10 1.57
2022 14 0-1 3.32 19 14 1.42
9 Seasons 206 16-10 3.46 288.1 287 1.28
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
2015 26 645 102 4 3.9 2.6 88.3 110.5 14.0 35.3 .262 .423 .312 .333 .396 33.3 22.5 7.9 3.67 4.67
2016 27 1145 146 8 5.5 3.0 88.9 109.8 18.9 33.6 .191 .331 .240 .269 .361 39.0 34.2 9.5 2.15 3.00
2018 29 430 75 5 6.7 4.7 88.5 111.3 19.4 32.0 .283 .457 .382 .353 .402 37.3 19.6 9.3 5.63 5.44
2019 30 382 53 8 15.1 9.3 92.4 112.7 20.4 39.6 .242 .581 .399 .378 .469 56.6 25.6 11.6 7.71 6.66
2020 31 147 17 1 5.9 3.1 91.1 100.1 31.6 41.2 .228 .366 .286 .322 .400 41.2 31.3 15.6 3.86 4.42
2022 33 362 61 1 1.6 1.1 88.6 109.8 21.3 24.6 .188 .292 .285 .275 .256 36.1 16.1 12.6 3.32 3.10
Player 3111 454 27 5.9 3.7 89.2 112.7 18.9 33.5 .227 .395 .302 .311 .376 39.2 26.3 10.1
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thornburg relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(58.0%) ,
Curveball
(21.5%) ,
Changeup
(13.8%) ,
Slider
(6.6%) ,


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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
2015 35.3 23.5 33.3 7.8 47.1 34.3 17.6 2.9 28.4 26.5 28.4 6.9 3.9 2.6
2016 35.6 25.3 27.4 11.6 32.9 39.7 26.7 2.7 25.3 33.6 21.9 8.9 5.5 3.0
2018 37.3 25.3 25.3 12.0 49.3 36.0 14.7 1.3 22.7 32.0 34.7 2.7 6.7 4.7
2019 30.2 35.8 26.4 7.5 41.5 37.7 20.8 3.8 22.6 28.3 15.1 15.1 15.1 9.3
2020 23.5 23.5 23.5 29.4 29.4 70.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 47.1 41.2 5.9 5.9 3.1
2022 32.8 34.4 21.3 11.5 39.3 37.7 23.0 6.6 21.3 47.5 13.1 9.8 1.6 1.1
Player 34.4 27.3 27.3 11.0 40.5 38.5 20.5 3.1 23.8 33.5 24.2 8.1 5.9 3.7
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
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 209 93.5 12.3 2.8 19 6.5 -0.9 -12
2022 Curveball MIN R 78 76.1 63.5 5.0 9 8.2 -2.1 -20
2022 Changeup MIN R 50 84.7 27.7 -3.7 -12 11.7 -2.4 -17
2022 Slider MIN R 24 83.4 43.6 5.3 14 1.3 -5.1 -80
2020 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 85 93.0 10.9 4.4 29 7.3 0.3 4
2020 Changeup CIN R 30 83.8 28.5 -2.5 -8 10.7 -2.4 -18
2020 Curveball CIN R 32 76.6 62.4 4.8 8 9.9 -0.2 -2
2019 Changeup BOS R 72 85.5 24.9 -5.0 -17 10.9 -2.5 -19
2019 Curveball BOS R 100 78.3 61.2 5.5 10 10.5 1.2 13
2019 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 210 93.7 11.5 4.2 27 5.5 -1.8 -25
2018 Changeup BOS R 65 84.8 27.6 -3.6 -12 11.3 -2.2 -16
2018 Curveball BOS R 126 77.9 59.7 3.2 6 10.5 1.2 13
2018 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 239 92.9 12.9 3.3 20 6.6 -0.8 -11
2016 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 729 94.8 11.8 3.1 21 4.5 -2.9 -39
2016 Curveball MIL R 274 79.4 61.2 7.2 13 8.4 -0.6 -7
2016 Changeup MIL R 100 86.2 27.5 -2.3 -8 10.8 -1.7 -13
2016 Cutter MIL R 2 95.2 15.0 4.3 22 3.5 0.3 9
2015 Cutter MIL R 2 91.5 17.6 4.9 22 5.7 3.7 184
2015 Curveball MIL R 107 75.8 63.6 4.7 8 7.9 -1.9 -19
2015 Changeup MIL R 177 84.5 28.3 -2.0 -7 9.9 -2.6 -21
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 330 92.8 13.3 2.5 16 0.9 -6.0 -87
! 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 %
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -1 210 58.0 58 .213 .319 .322 20.2 15.5 15.0 .171 .275 .280 38.5
2022 Curveball -2.1 -2 78 21.5 12 .273 .364 .388 19.2 25.0 14.3 .270 .372 .316 37.5
2022 Changeup -2.3 -1 50 13.8 11 .300 .300 .309 26.3 9.1 8.3 .223 .375 .300 33.3
2022 Slider 5.8 1 24 6.6 6 .000 .000 .000 20.0 16.7 12.5 .112 .137 .106 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -1 85 57.8 20 .250 .250 .320 27.8 25.0 20.0 .291 .514 .412 45.5
2020 Curveball -2.5 -1 32 21.8 6 .333 .500 .358 33.3 50.0 33.3 .237 .259 .217 66.7
2020 Changeup 3.4 1 30 20.4 6 .000 .000 .117 42.9 33.3 25.0 .015 .024 .129 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -3 210 55.0 47 .275 .675 .437 14.4 23.4 17.2 .282 .774 .461 62.1
2019 Curveball 0.3 0 100 26.2 23 .227 .364 .272 22.0 34.8 17.4 .187 .369 .250 50.0
2019 Changeup -5.7 -4 72 18.8 16 .385 .769 .525 38.2 18.8 16.7 .210 .345 .322 50.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 0 239 55.6 54 .306 .571 .403 11.4 13.0 9.6 .309 .543 .394 45.2
2018 Curveball -1.8 -2 126 29.3 36 .281 .500 .372 33.3 33.3 27.9 .208 .276 .264 30.0
2018 Changeup -0.3 0 65 15.1 17 .286 .500 .359 35.5 11.8 15.4 .364 .568 .418 23.1
! 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
2022 Changeup 50 84.7 98 15.6 1:30 1:45 -15
2022 Curveball 78 76.1 92 20.9 6:45 6:45 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 209 93.5 95 19.8 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 24 83.4 44 6.4 7:00 6:30 30
2020 Changeup 27 83.8 97 14.2 1:15 1:45 -30
2020 Curveball 20 76.0 91 21.1 6:45 7:00 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 83 93.0 97 21.6 12:45 12:45 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 95 380 0 2 -2 -2 -1
2013 267 1,062 12 12 -9 -6 10
2014 131 509 7 -1 -5 -2 -2
2015 150 641 1 3 -3 -3 -1
2016 262 1,141 14 11 -3 -4 16
2018 107 430 1 2 -4 -2 -3
2019 86 382 -4 4 -3 -3 -6
2020 32 147 1 1 -1 -1 0
2022 87 362 4 2 -5 -3 -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 %
2015 645 50.1 66.6 83.3 28.0 64.4 43.6 60.9 47.3 21.6 7.4 77.1
2016 1,145 48.3 64.9 75.5 28.5 60.9 42.1 56.3 46.1 28.6 6.5 75.7
2018 430 47.2 65.0 84.8 28.2 67.2 37.4 55.1 45.6 20.9 7.4 68.8
2019 382 46.6 66.9 87.4 26.0 60.4 40.3 55.8 45.0 20.9 7.6 79.3
2020 147 46.3 58.8 75.0 24.1 52.6 40.1 53.1 40.1 32.2 7.5 54.5
2022 362 43.4 64.3 87.1 23.4 62.5 41.2 55.2 41.2 20.8 5.2 94.7
Player 3,111 47.6 65.2 81.2 27.2 62.3 41.3 56.7 45.3 24.4 6.8 76.1
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
2015 51 68 49 41
2016 88 96 87 64 90 82 61 37 15 97 26 86 45 77 96 88 40
2018 49 94 78 44
2019 58 96 89 36
2020 44 98 48
2022 43 89 69 46
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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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 -- 1.9 -- -- 92.9 -- 93.7 0.8 93.0 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 84.4 -- 1.8 -- -- 84.8 -- 85.5 0.7 83.8 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 75.8 -- 3.6 -- -- 77.9 -- 78.3 0.4 76.6 -1.7
Exit Velocity 88.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 88.5 -- 92.4 3.9 91.1 -1.3
Launch Angle 14.0 -- 4.9 -- -- 19.4 -- 20.4 1.0 31.6 11.2
Barrel % 3.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 6.7 -- 15.1 8.4 5.9 -9.2
Hard Hit % 33.3 -- 5.7 -- -- 37.3 -- 56.6 19.3 41.2 -15.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.3 -- -1.7 -- -- 32.0 -- 39.6 7.6 41.2 1.6
xBA .262 -- -0.071 -- -- .283 -- .242 -0.041 .228 -0.014
BA .231 -- -0.069 -- -- .295 -- .280 -0.015 .222 -0.058
xwOBA .333 -- -0.064 -- -- .353 -- .378 0.025 .322 -0.056
wOBA .312 -- -0.072 -- -- .382 -- .399 0.017 .286 -0.113
xSLG .423 -- -0.092 -- -- .457 -- .581 0.124 .366 -0.215
SLG .418 -- -0.124 -- -- .537 -- .600 0.063 .259 -0.341
K% 22.5 -- 11.7 -- -- 19.6 -- 25.6 6.0 31.3 5.7
BB% 7.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 9.3 -- 11.6 2.3 15.6 4.0
Swing % 47.3 -- -1.2 -- -- 45.6 -- 45.0 -0.6 40.1 -4.9
Whiff% 21.6 -- 7.0 -- -- 20.9 -- 20.9 0.0 32.2 11.3
In Zone % 50.1 -- -1.8 -- -- 47.2 -- 46.6 -0.6 46.3 -0.3
Out of Zone % 49.9 -- 1.8 -- -- 52.8 -- 53.4 0.6 53.7 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.0 -- 0.5 -- -- 28.2 -- 26.0 -2.2 24.1 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 25.8 -- -1.1 -- -- 27.1 -- 23.3 -3.8 25.0 1.7
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 -- -4.6 -- -- 55.1 -- 55.8 0.7 53.1 -2.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 255 .235 148 20 13.5 107 38 35.5
2018 Shifts 107 .382 63 2 3.2 44 21 47.7
2019 Shifts 86 .399 58 1 1.7 28 13 46.4
2020 Shifts 32 .286 12 1 8.3 20 15 75.0
2022 Shifts 87 .285 51 19 37.3 36 17 47.2
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2012 136 14.6 55.1% 1.5% 39 19.8 2.6% 2.6%
2013 332 15.5 44.3% 0.9% 185 22.3 2.2% 9.2%
2014 145 16.0 36.6% 2.1% 95 22.2 1.1% 5.3%
2015 175 16.2 38.3% 2.3% 109 24.7 9.2% 17.4%
2016 331 17.4 31.4% 2.4% 185 24.4 3.8% 19.5%
2018 122 15.2 48.4% 0.8% 68 19.9 1.5% 0.0%
2019 111 16.4 27.0% 0.9% 72 22.5 0.0% 12.5%
2020 50 15.0 48.0% 0.0% 27 22.0 0.0% 14.8%
2022 78 15.2 43.6% 0.0% 101 22.2 0.0% 6.9%
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Pitch Distribution