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Yusei Kikuchi
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 200LBS | Age: 30

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 9 4.41 29 29 0 157.0 163 1.32
3 Seasons 15 24 4.97 70 70 0 365.2 326 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 29 7-9 4.41 157.0 163 1.32
3 Seasons 70 15-24 4.97 365.2 326 1.40

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
2019 28 2721 549 42 7.7 89.2 115.1 12.3 32.1 .271 .465 .368 .338 .373 39.1 16.1 6.9 5.46 5.24
2020 29 795 127 5 3.9 89.4 112.1 4.3 29.1 .228 .320 .299 .283 .322 36.2 24.2 10.3 5.17 3.37
2021 30 2562 436 48 11 91.9 115.5 7.9 37.4 .260 .462 .325 .346 .421 47 24.5 9.3 4.41 5.23
Player 6078 1112 95 8.5 90.3 115.5 9.6 33.8 .261 .446 .341 .334 .386 41.9 20.6 8.3
MLB 6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kikuchi relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35.6%) ,
Cutter
(35%) ,
Slider
(18.9%) ,
Changeup
(10.5%) ,


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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 912 756 156 35.6 95.1 168 148 31 15 8 1 7 56 92 .209 .257 .419 .498 .314 .362 92.5 18 2213 6.7 30.3 21.4
2021 Cutter 896 678 218 35.0 91.3 255 210 58 36 12 0 10 23 188 .276 .313 .476 .554 .382 .424 92.6 3 2301 6.7 19.5 14.7
2021 Slider 484 322 162 18.9 82.5 157 154 41 27 5 1 8 49 105 .266 .238 .468 .416 .316 .286 89.6 12 2404 6.7 31.2 25.5
2021 Changeup 269 268 1 10.5 86.2 86 85 15 10 3 0 2 35 51 .176 .173 .282 .253 .192 .191 88.9 -3 1452 6.8 39.6 24.0
2020 Cutter 318 227 91 40.0 92.1 96 82 20 13 5 1 1 21 62 .244 .224 .366 .297 .315 .289 90.6 1 2256 6.8 24.8 20.2
2020 4-Seam Fastball 300 205 95 37.7 95.0 56 49 13 7 6 0 0 15 34 .265 .261 .388 .353 .330 .318 91.3 16 2172 6.8 30.8 19.5
2020 Slider 127 83 44 16.0 83.3 31 30 5 3 0 0 2 8 23 .167 .162 .367 .329 .213 .205 87.1 6 2347 6.8 38.7 19.5
2020 Changeup 50 50 0 6.3 86.8 11 11 3 3 0 0 0 3 8 .273 .287 .273 .317 .241 .270 78.8 -26 1422 6.9 35.3 18.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 44.8 21.9 25.1 8.2 38.1 33.5 28.4 2.4 33.5 23.1 25.1 5.3 7.7
2020 52.8 16.5 26.8 3.9 44.1 26 29.9 4.7 39.4 23.6 26 2.4 3.9
2021 49.8 22 25.2 3 35.8 42 22.2 2.5 37.4 18.3 25.5 4.8 11
Player 47.7 21.3 25.4 5.7 37.9 36 26.2 2.7 35.7 21.3 25.4 4.8 8.5
MLB 45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6
! 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
2021 Slider SEA L 484 82.5 43 3.4 9 2.6 -5 -66
2021 Changeup SEA L 269 86.2 31.2 1.3 5 10.6 -3.1 -23
2021 Cutter SEA L 896 91.3 23.1 0.2 1 0 -1.6 -103
2021 4-Seamer SEA L 912 95.1 14 0.4 3 10.2 2.2 28
2020 Cutter SEA L 317 92.1 22.9 0.1 1 1.1 -1 -47
2020 Changeup SEA L 49 86.7 29.3 0.1 0 10.8 -2.2 -17
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 297 95 12.1 2.1 15 6.5 -0.9 -12
2020 Slider SEA L 127 83.3 40.7 1.6 4 1.6 -4.6 -74
2019 Changeup SEA L 200 84.5 29.1 -1.5 -5 11.5 -2 -15
2019 Curveball SEA L 406 75 63.7 2.7 4 6.9 -4 -37
2019 4-Seamer SEA L 1287 92.5 16.1 0 0 5.7 -1.5 -21
2019 Slider SEA L 736 86 34 -0.9 -3 3.5 -0.9 -20
! 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 Changeup -1.5 -4 269 10.5 86 .176 .282 .195 39.6 40.7 24 .173 .253 .191 31.4
2021 Slider 1 5 484 18.9 157 .266 .468 .32 31.2 31.2 25.5 .238 .416 .286 43.8
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 912 35.6 168 .209 .419 .316 30.3 33.3 21.4 .257 .498 .362 51.1
2021 Cutter -0.4 -4 896 35 255 .276 .476 .394 19.5 9 14.7 .313 .554 .425 51.1
2020 Changeup 2.4 1 50 6.3 11 .273 .273 .245 35.3 27.3 18.8 .287 .317 .27 25
2020 Slider -0.3 0 127 16 31 .167 .367 .216 38.7 25.8 19.5 .162 .329 .205 21.7
2020 4-Seamer 1 3 300 37.7 56 .265 .388 .35 30.8 26.8 19.5 .261 .353 .318 35.3
2020 Cutter -0.8 -3 318 40 96 .244 .366 .319 24.8 21.9 20.2 .224 .297 .289 43.5
2019 Changeup -1.8 -4 200 7.4 56 .2 .364 .246 23.5 14.3 13.6 .259 .426 .295 25.5
2019 Curveball 0.7 3 406 14.9 71 .348 .623 .434 15.4 11.3 12.9 .379 .607 .423 44.3
2019 Slider 1.4 10 736 27 254 .27 .478 .368 25.9 22 18.1 .234 .391 .303 32.6
2019 4-Seamer 0.8 11 1287 47.3 321 .326 .622 .428 15.9 12.8 14.7 .295 .527 .375 45
! 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 Changeup 44 86.9 89 13 10:45 10:00 45
2020 Cutter 270 92.1 59 8.5 11:30 12:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 249 95 97 19.1 11:00 11:15 -15
2020 Slider 110 83.2 26 4 4:00 5:00 -60
2021 Changeup 257 86.3 87 12.3 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Cutter 893 91.3 57 8.8 11:15 12:00 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 912 95.1 95 19.1 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Slider 482 82.5 32 5.9 4:00 5:00 -60
! 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
2019 702 2628 -11 5 16 10 20
2020 194 795 -7 -1 6 3 1
2021 666 2561 -18 -7 12 8 -4
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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 %
2019 2721 51.9 67.3 86.4 26.7 61.5 43.7 59.2 47.7 19.9 8.1 83.1
2020 795 51.3 65.9 75.8 26.1 52.5 41.6 50.5 46.5 29.7 8.7 81.2
2021 2562 51.7 66.7 81.3 29 48.2 42.8 62.9 48.5 27.7 8.7 82.5
Player 6078 51.7 66.9 82.9 27.6 54.4 43 59.7 47.9 24.5 8.4 82.6
MLB 48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 21 14 19 25 32 4 34 33 27 7 70 11 21 42 15 54
2020 75 60 83 93 60 56 86 29 55 54 32 71 75 58 37
2021 17 22 17 14 24 2 8 1 3 57 35 63 17 49 53
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 36 29.9 6 11 19 16 44.4
2020 27.2 3 3.1 0 1 0 3 100
2021 23.8 27 26.3 1 7 21 11 40.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 36 28 39 28 35 25 32 32 28 30 36 32 23 31 28 38 27 31 25 30 24 26 25 30 29 35 33 26 33 23 36
2020 3 4 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2021 27 30 27 29 29 26 26 30 27 25 27 31 17 19 23 29 20 34 28 29 14 24 27 27 28 30 27 22 26 24 33
! 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 92.5 93.5 1 93.2 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 86.8 2.3 86.2 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 82.1 83.3 1.2 82.5 -0.8
Exit Velocity 89.2 89.4 0.2 91.9 2.5
Launch Angle 12.3 4.3 -8 7.9 3.6
Barrel % 7.7 3.9 -3.8 11 7.1
Hard Hit % 39.1 36.2 -2.9 47 10.8
Sweet Spot % 32.1 29.1 -3 37.4 8.3
xBA .271 .228 -0.043 .26 0.032
BA .295 .238 -0.057 .243 0.005
xwOBA .338 .283 -0.055 .346 0.063
wOBA .368 .299 -0.069 .325 0.026
xSLG .465 .32 -0.145 .462 0.142
SLG .539 .366 -0.173 .432 0.066
K% 16.1 24.2 8.1 24.5 0.3
BB% 6.9 10.3 3.4 9.3 -1
Swing % 47.7 46.5 -1.2 48.5 2
Whiff% 19.9 29.7 9.8 27.7 -2
In Zone % 51.9 51.3 -0.6 51.7 0.4
Out of Zone % 48.1 48.7 0.6 48.3 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 26.1 -0.6 29 2.9
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 24.2 -1.9 32.7 8.5
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 50.5 -8.7 62.9 12.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 702 .372 563 32 5.7 139 57 41.0
2020 194 .299 137 7 5.1 57 37 64.9
2021 666 .325 520 93 17.9 146 83 56.8

Pitch Distribution