Yusei Kikuchi
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 31

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 7 5.19 32 20 1 100.2 124 1.50
4 Seasons 21 31 5.02 102 90 1 466.1 450 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 6-7 5.19 100.2 124 1.50
4 Seasons 102 21-31 5.02 466.1 450 1.42

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
2019 28 2721 549 42 7.7 5.8 89.2 115.1 12.3 32.1 .278 .477 .368 .346 .384 39.1 16.1 6.9 5.46 5.41
2020 29 795 127 5 3.9 2.6 89.4 112.1 4.3 29.1 .227 .319 .299 .282 .321 36.2 24.2 10.3 5.17 3.33
2021 30 2562 436 48 11.0 7.2 91.9 115.5 7.9 37.4 .261 .463 .325 .347 .423 47.0 24.5 9.3 4.41 5.23
2022 31 1843 263 39 14.8 8.6 91.6 117.0 10.0 38.0 .247 .463 .367 .361 .448 47.9 27.3 12.8 5.18 5.63
Player 7921 1375 134 9.7 6.6 90.5 117.0 9.7 34.6 .261 .454 .347 .343 .403 43.1 22.1 9.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kikuchi relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.6%) ,
Slider
(30.7%) ,
Changeup
(13.3%) ,
Cutter
(5.4%) ,


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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
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 5.8
2020 52.8 16.5 26.8 3.9 44.1 26.0 29.9 4.7 39.4 23.6 26.0 2.4 3.9 2.6
2021 49.8 22.0 25.2 3.0 35.8 42.0 22.2 2.5 37.4 18.3 25.5 4.8 11.0 7.2
2022 44.5 24.0 25.9 5.7 44.9 36.5 18.6 2.7 33.1 15.2 27.0 6.5 14.8 8.6
Player 47.1 21.8 25.5 5.7 39.2 36.1 24.7 2.7 35.2 20.1 25.7 5.1 9.7 6.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer TOR L 932 94.9 13.6 1.2 8 11.5 3.3 40
2022 Slider TOR L 566 86.5 34.5 0.3 1 3.1 -2.5 -45
2022 Cutter TOR L 99 91.1 21.9 1.9 8 0.3 -2.3 -113
2022 Changeup TOR L 246 87.0 28.1 -2.2 -7 10.5 -4.1 -28
2021 Changeup SEA L 269 86.2 31.2 1.3 4 10.6 -3.2 -23
2021 Slider SEA L 484 82.5 43.0 3.5 9 2.6 -5.0 -66
2021 Cutter SEA L 894 91.3 23.1 0.1 1 0.0 -1.6 -102
2021 4-Seamer SEA L 914 95.1 14.0 0.4 3 10.2 2.2 28
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 299 95.0 12.1 2.1 15 6.5 -0.9 -12
2020 Changeup SEA L 50 86.8 29.3 0.1 0 10.8 -2.2 -17
2020 Cutter SEA L 317 92.1 22.9 0.1 0 1.1 -1.0 -47
2020 Slider SEA L 127 83.3 40.7 1.6 4 1.6 -4.7 -75
2019 Slider SEA L 736 86.0 34.0 -0.9 -2 3.5 -0.9 -21
2019 4-Seamer SEA L 1,287 92.5 16.1 0.0 0 5.7 -1.5 -21
2019 Curveball SEA L 406 75.0 63.7 2.7 4 6.9 -4.0 -37
2019 Changeup SEA L 200 84.5 29.1 -1.5 -5 11.5 -2.0 -15
! 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-Seamer 1.3 12 932 50.6 184 .252 .497 .393 26.6 23.4 20.9 .275 .562 .424 52.8
2022 Slider 1.3 7 566 30.7 172 .288 .608 .421 33.0 27.9 23.9 .249 .452 .344 45.7
2022 Changeup -1.8 -4 246 13.3 70 .116 .188 .141 39.6 42.9 29.1 .167 .239 .173 35.0
2022 Cutter 4.6 5 99 5.4 27 .286 .714 .546 29.8 11.1 15.8 .327 .654 .549 66.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 914 35.7 168 .209 .419 .321 30.6 33.3 21.4 .257 .497 .362 51.1
2021 Cutter -0.5 -4 894 34.9 255 .276 .476 .395 19.1 9.0 14.7 .315 .557 .427 51.1
2021 Slider 0.9 4 484 18.9 157 .266 .468 .320 31.2 31.2 25.5 .238 .416 .286 43.8
2021 Changeup -1.0 -3 269 10.5 86 .176 .282 .208 39.6 40.7 24.0 .175 .255 .194 31.4
2020 Cutter -0.6 -2 318 40.0 96 .244 .366 .329 24.8 21.9 20.2 .223 .296 .288 43.5
2020 4-Seamer 0.9 3 300 37.7 56 .265 .388 .350 30.8 26.8 19.5 .261 .353 .318 35.3
2020 Slider -0.6 -1 127 16.0 31 .167 .367 .216 38.7 25.8 19.5 .162 .329 .205 21.7
2020 Changeup 2.3 1 50 6.3 11 .273 .273 .245 35.3 27.3 18.8 .287 .317 .269 25.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 12 1,287 47.3 321 .326 .622 .429 15.9 12.8 14.7 .296 .529 .377 45.0
2019 Slider 1.3 10 736 27.0 254 .270 .478 .368 25.9 22.0 18.1 .233 .391 .303 32.6
2019 Curveball 0.6 2 406 14.9 71 .348 .623 .434 15.4 11.3 12.9 .380 .608 .424 44.3
2019 Changeup -1.8 -4 200 7.4 56 .200 .364 .246 23.5 14.3 13.6 .259 .426 .295 25.5
! 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 13.0 10:45 10:00 45
2020 Cutter 270 92.1 59 8.5 11:30 12:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 249 95.0 97 19.1 11:00 11:15 -15
2020 Slider 110 83.2 26 4.0 4:00 5:00 -60
2021 Changeup 257 86.3 87 12.3 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Cutter 891 91.3 57 8.8 11:15 12:00 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 914 95.1 95 19.1 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Slider 482 82.5 32 5.9 4:00 5:00 -60
2022 Changeup 243 87.0 89 13.3 10:45 10:00 45
2022 Cutter 99 91.1 60 10.3 11:15 12:00 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 931 94.9 96 20.5 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Slider 566 86.5 26 5.2 1:45 2:45 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 702 2,628 -11 5 16 10 20
2020 194 795 -7 -1 5 4 1
2021 666 2,561 -18 -6 12 8 -3
2022 453 1,843 4 -6 11 10 20
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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 2,721 51.8 67.3 86.4 26.8 61.8 43.6 59.2 47.7 19.9 8.1 83.1
2020 795 51.2 66.1 75.8 26.0 52.5 41.5 50.5 46.5 29.7 8.7 81.2
2021 2,562 51.6 66.7 81.3 29.1 48.3 42.9 62.9 48.5 27.7 8.7 82.5
2022 1,843 48.3 68.6 75.6 27.7 52.7 41.8 57.3 47.5 31.0 7.2 75.0
Player 7,921 50.9 67.3 81.2 27.7 54.1 42.7 59.2 47.8 26.0 8.1 81.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2019 16 11 15 23 28 4 34 33 27 7 70 11 22 41 16 51 82
2020 77 62 84 93 60 56 86 29 55 54 32 71 32 60 39 87
2021 17 22 16 14 24 2 8 1 3 57 35 63 62 51 54 81
2022 3 37 7 2 3 8 1 1 1 77 3 85 29 68 59 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 %
2019 23.2 36 33.4 3 10 18 19 52.8
2020 27.2 3 3.2 0 1 0 3 100.0
2021 23.8 27 29.0 -2 8 22 11 40.7
2022 23.9 23 21.2 2 4 16 8 34.8
Player 23.7 89 86.8 2 23 56 41 46.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 36 35 40 31 35 33 36 39 35 30 37 35 26 32 31 38 33 38 25 30 38 29 28 31 31 38 39 28 36 27 39
2020 3 4 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4
2021 27 35 28 26 28 31 26 33 30 27 25 34 22 16 25 32 31 33 29 28 31 29 32 30 31 29 30 26 29 30 35
2022 23 19 24 19 24 23 23 17 23 23 21 20 20 17 22 24 25 21 20 22 23 19 21 21 21 23 22 20 18 15 26
Player 89 93 95 79 90 90 85 92 91 84 86 92 71 68 81 97 92 96 77 83 95 80 84 85 87 93 94 77 86 75 104
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 93.5 1 93.2 -0.3 94.6 1.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 86.8 2.3 86.2 -0.6 87 0.8
Breaking Velocity 82.1 83.3 1.2 82.5 -0.8 86.5 4
Exit Velocity 89.2 89.4 0.2 91.9 2.5 91.6 -0.3
Launch Angle 12.3 4.3 -8 7.9 3.6 10 2.1
Barrel % 7.7 3.9 -3.8 11 7.1 14.8 3.8
Hard Hit % 39.1 36.2 -2.9 47 10.8 47.9 0.9
Sweet Spot % 32.1 29.1 -3 37.4 8.3 38 0.6
xBA .278 .227 -0.051 .261 0.034 .247 -0.014
BA .295 .238 -0.057 .243 0.005 .243 0
xwOBA .346 .282 -0.064 .347 0.065 .361 0.014
wOBA .368 .299 -0.069 .325 0.026 .367 0.042
xSLG .477 .319 -0.158 .463 0.144 .463 0
SLG .539 .366 -0.173 .432 0.066 .493 0.061
K% 16.1 24.2 8.1 24.5 0.3 27.3 2.8
BB% 6.9 10.3 3.4 9.3 -1 12.8 3.5
Swing % 47.7 46.5 -1.2 48.5 2 47.5 -1
Whiff% 19.9 29.7 9.8 27.7 -2 31 3.3
In Zone % 51.8 51.2 -0.6 51.6 0.4 48.3 -3.3
Out of Zone % 48.2 48.8 0.6 48.4 -0.4 51.7 3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.8 26 -0.8 29.1 3.1 27.7 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 24.2 -1.9 32.7 8.5 30.6 -2.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 50.5 -8.7 62.9 12.4 57.3 -5.6
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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 654 .320 511 89 17.4 143 80 55.9
2022 453 .366 354 181 51.1 99 29 29.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 805 18.2 14.9% 3.4% 458 24.8 0.0% 20.5%
2020 247 18.9 10.9% 3.2% 123 24.6 0.0% 18.7%
2021 746 19.7 2.0% 3.6% 415 25.4 0.0% 19.5%
2022 483 19.9 4.6% 6.0% 337 24.4 0.0% 10.7%
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Pitch Distribution