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Zac Grotz
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 28, #829, Houston Astros | Embry-Riddle University
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 14.73 5 0 0 7.1 4 3.00
2 Seasons 1 0 7.30 19 0 0 24.2 22 1.78
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 5 0-0 14.73 7.1 4 3.00
2 Seasons 19 1-0 7.30 24.2 22 1.78

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 26 299 46 1 2.2 89.4 111.7 2.5 30.4 .241 .304 .261 .287 .329 32.6 24.7 11 4.15 3.66
2020 27 202 27 3 11.1 87.9 111.9 12.4 40.7 .303 .616 .552 .500 .459 44.4 8.7 23.9 14.73 13.61
501 73 4 5.5 88.8 111.9 6.2 34.2 .261 .405 .374 .370 .377 37 18.5 16
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Grotz relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(53%) ,
Curveball
(20.8%) ,
Split Finger
(20.3%) ,
Slider
(5.9%) ,


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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%
2020 Sinker 107 91 16 53.0 91.6 23 13 4 2 2 0 0 1 13 .308 .308 .462 .510 .459 .512 90.4 11 1981 6.7 7.1 3.3
2020 Curveball 42 38 4 20.8 81.7 8 5 4 2 0 0 2 0 5 .800 .431 2.000 1.128 .981 .657 90.3 15 2326 6.7 37.5 0.0
2020 Split Finger 41 32 9 20.3 82.1 12 9 2 1 0 0 1 3 6 .222 .217 .556 .361 .418 .363 85.6 9 1024 6.7 22.7 12.5
2020 Slider 12 11 1 5.9 85.9 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .333 .327 1.333 .989 .660 .534 77.1 22 2325 6.6 20.0 0.0
2019 Split Finger 121 64 57 40.5 82.3 27 26 5 4 1 0 0 6 20 .192 .290 .231 .352 .201 .295 91.5 2 1025 6.3 28.6 12.2
2019 4-Seam Fastball 108 60 48 36.1 92.2 30 24 6 5 1 0 0 11 14 .250 .211 .292 .287 .301 .294 90.7 9 2001 6.6 11.6 26.8
2019 Sinker 36 32 4 12.0 91.0 10 9 3 2 1 0 0 1 8 .333 .186 .444 .235 .365 .233 79.6 -1 1836 6.8 23.5 11.1
2019 Slider 26 24 2 8.7 87.7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .206 .000 .227 .173 .324 93.2 -14 2184 6.5 0.0 0.0
2019 Curveball 8 7 1 2.7 81.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .311 .000 .351 .000 .280 95.4 -2 2406 6.0 25.0 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 65.2 8.7 23.9 2.2 54.3 30.4 15.2 2.2 52.2 10.9 28.3 4.3 2.2
2020 40.7 11.1 33.3 14.8 37 33.3 29.6 7.4 33.3 18.5 18.5 11.1 11.1
56.2 9.6 27.4 6.8 47.9 31.5 20.5 4.1 45.2 13.7 24.7 6.8 5.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2020 Slider SEA R 12 85.9 33.3 -1.4 -4 1.1 -3.2 -75
2020 Curveball SEA R 41 81.7 41.2 -3.9 -9 8.9 -3.1 -26
2020 Splitter SEA R 41 82.1 45.2 0.4 1 10.4 -0.1 -1
2020 Sinker SEA R 107 91.6 24.9 -1.1 -4 14.6 -1.6 -10
2019 Curveball SEA R 8 81.3 43.2 -5.5 -11 11.5 -0.7 -6
2019 Splitter SEA R 120 82.3 43.8 2.4 6 7.8 -0.9 -10
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 108 92.2 18.9 -1.8 -11 11.5 3.4 42
2019 Sinker SEA R 36 91 27.4 2.2 9 15.8 0.7 4
2019 Slider SEA R 26 87.7 29 -3.4 -10 0.7 -4.6 -117
! 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 %
2020 Slider 6.2 1 12 5.9 3 .333 1.333 .667 20 0 0 .327 .989 .534 33.3
2020 Curveball 11.8 5 42 20.8 8 .8 2 .988 37.5 0 0 .431 1.128 .653 60
2020 Splitter 5.6 2 41 20.3 12 .222 .556 .417 22.7 25 12.5 .217 .361 .359 50
2020 Sinker 1.7 2 107 53 23 .308 .462 .461 7.1 4.3 3.3 .308 .51 .511 38.5
2019 Curveball -4 0 8 2.7 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 .311 .351 .28 100
2019 Slider -3.4 -1 26 8.7 4 0 0 .175 0 0 0 .206 .227 .326 33.3
2019 Sinker -2.1 -1 36 12 10 .333 .444 .375 23.5 10 11.1 .186 .235 .234 25
2019 Splitter -1.3 -2 121 40.5 27 .192 .231 .206 28.6 22.2 12.2 .29 .352 .294 35
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -1 108 36.1 30 .25 .292 .308 11.6 36.7 26.8 .211 .287 .295 28.6
! 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 Curveball 41 81.7 36 9.9 7:30 8:30 -60
2020 Splitter 41 82.1 94 12.9 3:15 4:00 -45
2020 Sinker 95 91.6 94 16.7 2:15 2:15 0
2020 Slider 12 85.9 11 2.9 11:00 11:15 -15
! 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 72 298 -4 -5 3 1 -5
2020 46 202 5 0 2 3 10
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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 299 46.5 58.3 88.9 29.4 63.8 37.5 63 42.8 20.3 8.4 68
2020 202 40.1 50.6 92.7 24.8 63.3 41.1 47.8 35.1 19.7 5.9 58.3
501 43.9 55.5 90.2 27.4 63.6 38.9 57.1 39.7 20.1 7.4 64.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 35 3 37
2020
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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 0 0 0 1 0 0
2020 24 4 3.3 1 0 2 2 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 3 4
! 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 91.9 91.6 -0.3 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 82.3 82.1 -0.2 undefined
Breaking Velocity 86.2 82.7 -3.5 undefined
Exit Velocity 89.4 87.9 -1.5 undefined
Launch Angle 2.5 12.4 9.9 undefined
Barrel % 2.2 11.1 8.9 undefined
Hard Hit % 32.6 44.4 11.8 undefined
Sweet Spot % 30.4 40.7 10.3 undefined
xBA .241 .303 0.062 undefined
BA .222 .367 0.145 undefined
xwOBA .287 .5 0.213 undefined
wOBA .261 .552 0.291 undefined
xSLG .304 .616 0.312 undefined
SLG .27 .833 0.563 undefined
K% 24.7 8.7 -16 undefined
BB% 11 23.9 12.9 undefined
Swing % 42.8 35.1 -7.7 undefined
Whiff% 20.3 19.7 -0.6 undefined
In Zone % 46.5 40.1 -6.4 undefined
Out of Zone % 53.5 59.9 6.4 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 29.4 24.8 -4.6 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 20.5 15.2 -5.3 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 63 47.8 -15.2 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 72 .261 45 0 0.0 27 12 44.4
2020 46 .552 38 6 15.8 8 7 87.5

Pitch Distribution