Zach Pop
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 7, #220, Los Angeles Dodgers | Kentucky
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 0 2.77 35 0 0 39 25 1.15
2023 1 1 6.59 15 0 0 13.2 14 1.24
2024 0 3 5.90 34 0 0 29 19 1.41
4 Seasons 6 4 4.36 134 0 0 136.1 109 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 35 4-0 2.77 39 25 1.15
2023 15 1-1 6.59 13.2 14 1.24
2024 34 0-3 5.90 29 19 1.41
4 Seasons 134 6-4 4.36 136.1 109 1.33
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
2021 24 936 163 10 6.1 4.1 86.1 113.3 3.7 24.5 .233 .350 .316 .307 .331 33.1 20.7 9.8 4.12 3.98
2022 25 536 126 7 5.6 4.5 88.2 110.0 1.3 29.4 .256 .364 .287 .286 .323 45.2 15.9 2.5 2.77 3.36
2023 26 199 36 3 8.3 5.4 91.9 113.2 10.1 38.9 .253 .503 .334 .359 .442 44.4 25.0 10.7 6.58 5.62
2024 27 423 95 7 7.4 5.5 88.4 113.1 5.9 25.3 .266 .443 .350 .334 .360 44.2 15.0 9.4 5.90 4.56
Player 2094 420 27 6.4 4.6 87.8 113.3 4.1 27.4 .248 .388 .317 .312 .345 40.2 18.6 7.8
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Pop relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(73.7%) ,
Slider
(14.2%) ,
Cutter
(12.1%) ,


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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
2021 58.3 17.8 19.0 4.9 41.7 37.4 20.9 9.2 39.9 17.8 22.7 3.7 6.1 4.1
2022 57.1 15.9 22.2 4.8 38.1 35.7 26.2 4.0 47.6 15.9 24.6 2.4 5.6 4.5
2023 38.9 27.8 30.6 2.8 38.9 36.1 25.0 0.0 30.6 25.0 25.0 11.1 8.3 5.4
2024 52.6 24.2 17.9 5.3 48.4 31.6 20.0 7.4 36.8 18.9 24.2 3.2 7.4 5.5
Player 55.0 19.5 20.7 4.8 41.9 35.5 22.6 6.4 40.7 18.1 23.8 3.8 6.4 4.6
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
2024 Slider TOR R 60 86.2 39.8 4.8 14 7.2 2.2 44
2024 Sinker TOR R 303 96.3 25.2 3.5 16 15.7 0.4 3
2024 Cutter TOR R 51 93.7 23.4 -2.8 -14 0.5 -0.8 -63
2023 Sinker TOR R 120 95.8 26.9 5.0 23 17.6 2.0 13
2023 Slider TOR R 78 85.6 40.2 4.4 12 4.9 -0.1 -1
2022 Slider TOR R 123 85.0 38.6 2.1 6 7.9 2.3 42
2022 Changeup TOR R 1 89.3 30.5 0.2 1 10.2 -4.7 -32
2022 Sinker TOR R 412 96.5 24.5 3.8 18 17.0 1.3 8
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 13 94.3 20.9 -6.3 -43 5.7 -1.6 -22
2021 Slider MIA R 300 85.8 38.3 3.3 9 6.3 1.4 28
2021 Cutter MIA R 2 90.6 29.6 -5.0 -20 4.5 2.9 183
2021 Sinker MIA R 621 95.4 23.1 3.1 15 16.1 1.2 8
! 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 %
2024 Sinker -1.5 -5 311 73.5 97 .279 .500 .407 20.7 14.4 21.9 .295 .506 .377 52.1
2024 Slider -0.1 0 60 14.2 16 .143 .214 .143 24.0 25.0 11.4 .189 .217 .170 8.3
2024 Cutter -4.3 -2 51 12.1 12 .273 .818 .467 25.0 8.3 16.7 .140 .246 .206 30.0
2023 Sinker -1.1 -1 121 60.8 35 .233 .567 .384 25.0 22.9 26.7 .275 .541 .396 45.5
2023 Slider -1.0 -1 78 39.2 21 .200 .350 .257 29.7 28.6 22.2 .220 .445 .299 42.9
2022 Sinker 1.2 5 412 76.9 130 .282 .363 .302 18.0 13.8 22.5 .252 .359 .285 45.3
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 123 22.9 27 .222 .296 .226 20.8 25.9 14.6 .277 .392 .291 45.0
2022 Changeup -2.1 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker -0.2 -1 621 66.3 178 .243 .362 .336 23.1 20.2 24.8 .217 .323 .300 30.8
2021 Slider -2.9 -9 300 32.1 64 .283 .367 .324 31.3 23.4 15.5 .275 .423 .324 40.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -4.7 -1 13 1.4 2 .000 .000 .350 16.7 0.0 0.0 .043 .043 .379 0.0
2021 Cutter -0.8 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 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
2024 Cutter 50 93.7 49 7.0 1:00 11:45 75
2024 Sinker 295 96.3 75 16.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2024 Slider 59 86.2 43 9.2 8:30 8:00 30
2023 Sinker 100 95.8 81 18.5 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Slider 76 85.6 34 7.2 8:45 7:45 60
2022 Sinker 407 96.5 85 18.3 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Slider 123 85.0 40 8.9 8:30 8:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 13 94.3 80 10.9 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 600 95.4 82 18.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Slider 299 85.8 33 7.8 9:00 8:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 244 936 -3 5 -4 -8 -10
2022 160 550 3 5 -2 -2 4
2023 56 199 -3 0 2 -1 -2
2024 125 422 -6 3 -3 -1 -7
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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 %
2021 936 42.3 66.7 81.1 32.0 59.5 42.2 51.8 46.7 25.4 6.8 64.1
2022 536 48.7 64.0 87.4 39.3 70.4 45.7 61.1 51.3 18.5 5.2 75.0
2023 199 42.2 60.7 92.2 36.5 50.0 40.2 71.4 46.7 26.9 7.5 66.7
2024 423 44.2 71.7 87.3 35.6 63.1 42.3 60.8 51.5 21.6 8.3 71.4
Player 2,094 44.3 66.4 85.1 34.9 62.2 42.9 58.1 48.9 22.9 6.8 68.3
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
2021 55 56 78 87 26 81 76 93 88 29 29 44 87 79 31 48
2022 88 14 51
2023 80 36 44
2024 24 22 22 26 23 72 53 60 11 5 31 20 97 86 46 49
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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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.4 96.5 1.1 95.8 -0.7 95.9 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 89.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 85.8 85.0 -0.8 85.6 0.6 86.2 0.6
Exit Velocity 86.1 88.2 2.1 91.9 3.7 88.4 -3.5
Launch Angle 3.7 1.3 -2.4 10.1 8.8 5.9 -4.2
Barrel % 6.1 5.6 -0.5 8.3 2.7 7.4 -0.9
Hard Hit % 33.1 45.2 12.1 44.4 -0.8 44.2 -0.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 24.5 29.4 4.9 38.9 9.5 25.3 -13.6
xBA .233 .256 0.023 .253 -0.003 .266 0.013
BA .254 .272 0.018 .220 -0.052 .261 0.041
xwOBA .307 .286 -0.021 .359 0.073 .334 -0.025
wOBA .316 .287 -0.029 .334 0.047 .350 0.016
xSLG .350 .364 0.014 .503 0.139 .443 -0.060
SLG .362 .351 -0.011 .480 0.129 .495 0.015
K% 20.7 15.9 -4.8 25.0 9.1 15.0 -10.0
BB% 9.8 2.5 -7.3 10.7 8.2 9.4 -1.3
Swing % 46.7 51.3 4.6 46.7 -4.6 51.5 4.8
Whiff% 25.4 18.5 -6.9 26.9 8.4 21.6 -5.3
In Zone % 42.3 48.7 6.4 42.2 -6.5 44.2 2.0
Out of Zone % 57.7 51.3 -6.4 57.8 6.5 55.8 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 32.0 39.3 7.3 36.5 -2.8 35.6 -0.9
First Pitch Swing % 26.9 30.6 3.7 39.3 8.7 34.4 -4.9
First Pitch Strike % 51.8 61.1 9.3 71.4 10.3 60.8 -10.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 244 .316 152 46 30.3 92 29 31.5
2022 Shifts 157 .287 93 13 14.0 64 20 31.3
2023 Shades 56 .334 34 0 0.0 22 0 0.0
2024 Shades 125 .350 69 4 5.8 56 24 42.9
! 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 %
2021 252 22.1 0.0% 4.4% 178 27.1 0.0% 17.4%
2022 122 21.0 0.0% 2.5% 116 24.5 0.0% 13.8%
2023 48 17.6 8.3% 0.0% 40 19.9 2.5% 0.0%
2024 103 17.7 2.9% 0.0% 73 19.8 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution