Zach Neal
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 17, #527, Florida Marlins | Oklahoma
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 0 7.98 6 0 0 14.2 10 1.36
2018 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1 0 2.00
2023 1 1 6.67 14 2 0 27 25 1.63
4 Seasons 3 5 5.35 45 8 2 112.2 62 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 6 0-0 7.98 14.2 10 1.36
2018 1 0-0 9.00 1 0 2.00
2023 14 1-1 6.67 27 25 1.63
4 Seasons 45 3-5 5.35 112.2 62 1.28
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2016 27 945 247 14 5.7 5.0 87.2 113.7 7.8 26.7 .264 .423 .306 .302 .324 33.6 9.6 2.1 4.24 3.82
2017 28 244 54 5 9.3 7.7 87.4 118.3 13.6 42.6 .316 .626 .384 .391 .458 27.8 15.4 1.5 7.98 7.04
2018 29 15 5 0 0.0 0.0 85.4 103.0 16.3 40.0 .329 .494 .582 .352 .352 40.0 0.0 0.0 9.00 5.40
2023 34 462 83 10 12.0 8.1 87.7 112.5 12.3 49.4 .299 .565 .403 .404 .473 41.0 20.2 11.3 6.67 7.49
Player 1666 389 29 7.5 6.1 87.3 118.3 9.7 33.9 .281 .486 .345 .341 .375 34.4 13.1 4.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Neal relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(31.8%) ,
Sinker
(27.7%) ,
Changeup
(18.4%) ,
Four Seamer
(12.3%) ,
Curveball
(9.7%) ,


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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
2016 52.6 17.0 23.1 7.3 43.7 36.4 19.8 3.2 42.5 22.7 20.6 4.9 5.7 5.0
2017 42.6 27.8 24.1 5.6 55.6 33.3 11.1 3.7 27.8 29.6 25.9 3.7 9.3 7.7
2018 40.0 20.0 40.0 0.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 20.0 20.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 0.0
2023 34.9 26.5 33.7 4.8 48.2 26.5 25.3 8.4 30.1 15.7 25.3 8.4 12.0 8.1
Player 47.3 20.6 25.7 6.4 46.0 33.9 20.1 4.4 37.5 22.1 22.6 5.7 7.5 6.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 57 89.0 20.7 -0.9 -5 9.0 1.2 15
2023 Cutter OAK R 147 86.2 30.7 -0.9 -3 0.5 -2.0 -81
2023 Sinker OAK R 128 89.2 29.7 2.2 8 16.2 0.9 6
2023 Changeup OAK R 85 82.4 36.5 1.0 3 14.4 0.4 3
2023 Curveball OAK R 45 69.8 66.2 -1.9 -3 9.6 -3.8 -28
2018 Sinker LAD R 9 90.3 29.9 4.7 19 16.0 1.2 8
2018 Cutter LAD R 3 86.7 28.8 0.0 0 0.1 -2.2 -94
2018 Changeup LAD R 2 84.9 31.6 -0.3 -1 15.5 1.5 11
2018 Curveball LAD R 1 75.3 52.6 -7.1 -12 3.1 -8.4 -73
2017 Curveball OAK R 11 74.8 52.8 -5.0 -9 5.7 -5.3 -48
2017 Cutter OAK R 47 85.8 34.1 -4.8 -16 0.4 -1.6 -79
2017 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 20 91.0 18.1 -1.7 -11 9.1 0.9 11
2017 Changeup OAK R 34 83.3 29.1 -1.9 -6 11.3 -2.2 -16
2017 Sinker OAK R 130 90.0 28.4 4.8 21 15.5 0.5 3
2016 Curveball OAK R 19 74.0 56.8 -4.8 -8 7.8 -5.6 -42
2016 Slider OAK R 8 82.5 42.9 3.1 8 4.4 -1.6 -27
2016 Sinker OAK R 384 90.3 31.2 6.1 24 12.1 -2.4 -16
2016 Cutter OAK R 204 86.2 35.8 -5.5 -18 1.1 -1.8 -61
2016 4-Seam Fastball OAK R 194 90.7 22.7 -4.0 -21 5.6 -2.2 -28
2016 Changeup OAK R 132 82.4 34.1 -0.4 -1 8.9 -3.7 -29
! 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 %
2023 Cutter -0.9 -1 147 31.8 30 .269 .538 .378 26.2 10.0 11.5 .265 .486 .355 29.2
2023 Sinker -2.0 -3 128 27.7 38 .294 .647 .425 11.3 13.2 22.7 .342 .721 .470 48.3
2023 Changeup -1.5 -1 85 18.4 32 .233 .600 .366 28.8 28.1 27.3 .297 .587 .391 47.6
2023 4-Seam Fastball -3.5 -2 57 12.3 14 .200 .400 .379 33.3 42.9 18.2 .174 .220 .321 50.0
2023 Curveball -4.8 -2 45 9.7 9 .571 .714 .694 30.8 22.2 13.3 .404 .492 .459 20.0
2018 Sinker -1.3 0 9 60.0 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .647 .762 .619 100.0
2018 Cutter -26.4 -1 3 20.0 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .128 .422 .226 50.0
2018 Changeup 22.2 0 2 13.3 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .370 .432 .344 0.0
2018 Curveball -2.7 0 1 6.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker -3.9 -5 130 53.3 34 .344 .688 .507 23.0 14.7 19.2 .320 .651 .402 35.7
2017 Cutter -1.1 -1 47 19.3 11 .364 .636 .427 34.8 27.3 14.3 .359 .535 .381 25.0
2017 Changeup -0.5 0 34 13.9 11 .182 .455 .264 5.6 9.1 11.1 .271 .576 .350 10.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 0 20 8.2 7 .286 .857 .464 12.5 0.0 0.0 .382 .883 .516 28.6
2017 Curveball 1.3 0 11 4.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .067 .211 .106 0.0
! 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
2023 Changeup 83 82.4 87 15.3 2:00 2:45 -45
2023 Curveball 43 69.7 75 16.3 7:45 7:15 30
2023 Cutter 147 86.2 31 5.0 12:45 11:45 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 57 89.0 76 16.0 1:30 1:15 15
2023 Sinker 125 89.2 78 17.4 1:30 2:30 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 281 945 -2 5 -5 -1 -3
2017 65 244 -5 1 -1 -1 -6
2023 123 462 -10 7 -4 -2 -9
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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 %
2016 945 50.1 75.7 87.4 33.7 66.7 42.8 61.6 54.7 18.6 7.2 82.4
2017 244 48.0 74.4 83.9 30.7 66.7 41.4 61.5 51.6 21.4 8.6 85.7
2018 15 60.0 77.8 100.0 50.0 100.0 40.0 60.0 66.7 0.0 6.7 100.0
2023 462 49.4 69.7 85.5 29.9 57.1 42.4 64.2 49.6 23.1 6.1 89.3
Player 1,666 49.6 73.9 86.6 32.3 64.6 42.4 62.2 52.9 20.0 7.1 84.7
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2016 62 29 35 46 85 52 56 82 57 1 100 16 88 16 44 62
2017 13 40 65
2023 4 43 61
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.0 9 11.1 -2 6 4 8 88.9
2017 21.4 5 5.4 0 2 5 1 20.0
2018 22.3 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2023 25.3 8 6.9 1 0 3 5 62.5
Player 23.4 23 24.4 -1 8 12 15 65.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 9 12 9 14 12 11 11 9 12 10 11 16 9 8 12 12 8 10 10 12 9 8 13 13 10 11 13 17 9 11 11
2017 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 3 5 6 8 5 5 6 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 7 5 5 5 6 7 5 6 4
2018 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2023 8 6 6 7 8 7 8 6 8 7 8 8 6 6 7 7 7 6 7 8 6 6 8 7 6 7 8 8 6 6 7
Player 23 24 22 27 27 25 26 21 24 23 26 33 21 20 26 25 20 22 24 26 21 20 29 26 22 24 28 33 21 24 23
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.3 89.1 -0.2 89.4 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 82.4 83.3 0.9 84.9 1.6
Breaking Velocity 76.5 74.8 -1.7 75.3 0.5
Exit Velocity 87.2 87.4 0.2 85.4 -2.0
Launch Angle 7.8 13.6 5.8 16.3 2.7
Barrel % 5.7 9.3 3.6 0.0 -9.3
Hard Hit % 33.6 27.8 -5.8 40.0 12.2
Sweet Spot % 26.7 42.6 15.9 40.0 -2.6
xBA .264 .316 0.052 .329 0.013
BA .265 .302 0.037 .400 0.098
xwOBA .302 .391 0.089 .352 -0.039
wOBA .306 .384 0.078 .582 0.198
xSLG .423 .626 0.203 .494 -0.132
SLG .441 .635 0.194 1.000 0.365
K% 9.6 15.4 5.8 0.0 -15.4
BB% 2.1 1.5 -0.6 0.0 -1.5
Swing % 54.7 51.6 -3.1 66.7 15.1
Whiff% 18.6 21.4 2.8 0.0 -21.4
In Zone % 50.1 48.0 -2.1 60.0 12.0
Out of Zone % 49.9 52.0 2.1 40.0 -12.0
Out of Zone Swing % 33.7 30.7 -3.0 50.0 19.3
First Pitch Swing % 39.1 35.4 -3.7 40.0 4.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.6 61.5 -0.1 60.0 -1.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 280 .307 139 4 2.9 141 41 29.1
2017 Shifts 65 .384 32 0 0.0 33 6 18.2
2018 Shifts 5 .582 2 0 0.0 3 1 33.3
2023 Shades 123 .403 78 0 0.0 45 18 40.0
! 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 %
2016 279 18.3 19.7% 2.9% 116 23.3 8.6% 12.9%
2017 73 17.6 23.3% 0.0% 34 21.2 0.0% 5.9%
2018 5 21.8 0.0% 0.0% 0 -- -- --
2023 111 13.9 68.5% 0.0% 93 18.8 4.3% 2.2%
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Pitch Distribution


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