Zach Thompson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 7" 250LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 5, #138, Chicago White Sox | Texas-Arlington
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 3 5.47 7 6 0 26.1 22 1.52
2 Seasons 5 10 3.82 33 20 0 101.1 88 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 7 2-3 5.47 26.1 22 1.52
2 Seasons 33 5-10 3.82 101.1 88 1.29

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
2021 27 1194 218 15 6.9 4.8 87.6 117.2 13.9 28.4 .227 .365 .293 .295 .330 34.4 21.0 8.9 3.24 3.65
2022 28 466 86 6 7 4.9 87.3 110.2 12.2 29.1 .272 .466 .329 .354 .389 37.2 18.0 10.7 5.47 4.52
Player 1660 304 21 6.9 4.8 87.6 117.2 13.4 28.6 .239 .393 .303 .312 .347 35.2 20.1 9.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.1 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thompson relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(31.8%) ,
Sinker
(24%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(17.8%) ,
Changeup
(15.2%) ,
Curveball
(11.2%) ,


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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%
2022 Cutter 148 91 57 31.8 86.5 32 27 6 3 2 0 1 8 19 .222 .213 .407 .408 .340 .328 83.9 11 2592 6.0 38.1 19.0
2022 Sinker 112 77 35 24.0 92.3 38 31 10 9 0 0 1 2 30 .323 .319 .419 .483 .378 .393 88.5 11 2211 6.1 15.5 9.1
2022 4-Seam Fastball 83 30 53 17.8 92.5 20 19 3 1 1 0 1 7 12 .158 .269 .368 .601 .251 .376 92.6 30 2378 6.1 33.3 24.1
2022 Changeup 71 8 63 15.2 86.2 21 20 6 5 0 0 1 3 17 .300 .339 .450 .540 .348 .385 83.0 4 1869 6.1 23.7 13.0
2022 Curveball 52 19 33 11.2 78.0 11 10 2 2 0 0 0 2 8 .200 .157 .200 .171 .229 .195 84.0 1 2246 5.9 25.0 11.1
2021 Cutter 419 228 191 35.1 87.1 113 102 19 11 7 0 1 20 86 .186 .215 .284 .336 .227 .262 86.1 15 2545 6.3 21.3 21.1
2021 4-Seam Fastball 323 145 178 27.1 92.2 89 73 22 9 9 0 4 15 58 .301 .257 .589 .508 .429 .388 88.7 20 2409 6.3 25.2 14.3
2021 Curveball 202 88 114 16.9 77.2 52 47 10 7 2 1 0 20 28 .213 .189 .298 .266 .251 .242 80.7 5 2267 6.2 36.9 27.0
2021 Changeup 152 64 88 12.7 85.4 36 34 6 4 1 0 1 9 25 .176 .230 .294 .338 .226 .269 88.2 4 1740 6.4 43.4 20.9
2021 Sinker 98 73 25 8.2 92.1 24 22 6 5 0 1 0 2 21 .273 .251 .364 .278 .289 .255 83.8 4 2209 6.4 8.7 10.5


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 45.0 30.3 19.3 5.5 34.9 39.0 26.1 6.4 29.4 28.9 20.6 7.8 6.9 4.8
2022 48.8 16.3 22.1 12.8 39.5 36.0 24.4 5.8 33.7 20.9 27.9 4.7 7.0 4.9
Player 46.1 26.3 20.1 7.6 36.2 38.2 25.7 6.3 30.6 26.6 22.7 6.9 6.9 4.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 Cutter PIT R 148 86.5 32.3 -2.2 -7 3.7 -0.4 -11
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 83 92.5 16.3 -2.1 -15 3.1 -3.0 -49
2022 Changeup PIT R 71 86.2 31.8 3.5 12 13.7 0.1 0
2022 Sinker PIT R 112 92.3 23.7 3.2 16 11.2 -2.4 -17
2022 Curveball PIT R 52 78.0 54.2 -1.4 -2 3.1 -3.0 -49
2021 Curveball MIA R 202 77.2 55.9 -1.4 -3 3.8 -4.0 -52
2021 Sinker MIA R 98 92.1 25.1 4.3 21 11.4 -2.6 -19
2021 Cutter MIA R 419 87.1 30.5 -1.8 -6 3.8 0.3 8
2021 4-Seamer MIA R 323 92.2 17.1 -2.4 -16 2.5 -3.6 -59
2021 Changeup MIA R 152 85.4 32.6 4.1 14 13.6 0.3 2
! 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 Cutter 1.2 2 148 31.8 32 .222 .407 .334 38.1 25.0 19.0 .213 .408 .328 31.6
2022 Sinker 0.5 1 112 24.0 38 .323 .419 .424 15.5 5.3 9.1 .319 .483 .394 43.3
2022 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 83 17.8 20 .158 .368 .243 33.3 35.0 24.1 .269 .601 .376 50.0
2022 Changeup 7.3 5 71 15.2 21 .300 .450 .386 23.7 14.3 13.0 .338 .540 .385 35.3
2022 Curveball 0.3 0 52 11.2 11 .200 .200 .227 25.0 18.2 11.1 .157 .171 .193 12.5
2021 Cutter -2.8 -12 419 35.1 113 .186 .284 .236 21.3 17.7 21.1 .215 .336 .269 31.4
2021 4-Seamer 1.7 6 323 27.1 89 .301 .589 .474 25.2 16.9 14.3 .257 .508 .390 39.7
2021 Curveball 0.8 2 202 16.9 52 .213 .298 .271 36.9 38.5 27.0 .189 .266 .241 28.6
2021 Changeup -1.1 -2 152 12.7 36 .176 .294 .229 43.4 25.0 20.9 .230 .338 .270 40.0
2021 Sinker -1.1 -1 98 8.2 24 .273 .364 .335 8.7 8.3 10.5 .251 .278 .256 33.3
! 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
2021 Changeup 148 85.4 74 14.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Curveball 202 77.2 72 13.2 6:45 6:30 15
2021 Cutter 419 87.1 29 6.1 11:45 10:30 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 323 92.2 75 14.6 1:00 12:15 45
2021 Sinker 98 92.1 76 13.5 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Changeup 70 86.1 74 15.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Curveball 52 78.0 72 12.3 7:00 6:30 30
2022 Cutter 147 86.5 29 5.2 11:00 10:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 83 92.5 73 15.3 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Sinker 110 92.3 77 14.0 12:45 2:00 -75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 314 1,194 -8 -13 8 6 -7
2022 122 466 1 -2 3 4 6
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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 1,194 47.5 70.0 81.6 29.3 52.2 41.6 61.0 48.7 26.5 7.5 80.0
2022 466 45.1 65.2 80.3 28.9 58.1 42.3 63.1 45.3 27.5 6.9 62.5
Player 1,660 46.8 68.7 81.3 29.2 53.9 41.8 61.6 47.7 26.8 7.3 75.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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
2021 70 67 69 69 66 57 62 76 82 30 41 53 70 11 91 22
2022 30 30 33 39 28 27 55 73 59 27 30 61 30 10 89 20
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24.5 6 6.0 0.0 2 7 2 33.3
2022 24.9 4 4.8 -1.0 2 1 4 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 6 6 8 5 6 5 6 8 6 9 8 5 2 5 4 8 5 7 4 8 3 4 5 8 4 9 6 4 8 4 9
2022 4 4 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 6 5 5 4 5 4 6 4 5 5 6 4 4 4 5 5 6 5 4 5 4 5
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity undefined 89.6 89.8 0.2
Offspeed Velocity undefined 85.4 86.2 0.8
Breaking Velocity undefined 77.2 78 0.8
Exit Velocity undefined 87.6 87.3 -0.3
Launch Angle undefined 13.9 12.2 -1.7
Barrel % undefined 6.9 7 0.1
Hard Hit % undefined 34.4 37.2 2.8
Sweet Spot % undefined 28.4 29.1 0.7
xBA undefined .227 .272 0.045
BA undefined .227 .252 0.025
xwOBA undefined .295 .354 0.059
wOBA undefined .293 .329 0.036
xSLG undefined .365 .466 0.101
SLG undefined .374 .393 0.019
K% undefined 21 18 -3
BB% undefined 8.9 10.7 1.8
Swing % undefined 48.7 45.3 -3.4
Whiff% undefined 26.5 27.5 1
In Zone % undefined 47.5 45.1 -2.4
Out of Zone % undefined 52.5 54.9 2.4
Out of Zone Swing % undefined 29.3 28.9 -0.4
First Pitch Swing % undefined 33 30.3 -2.7
First Pitch Strike % undefined 61 63.1 2.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 313 .294 162 68 42.0 151 72 47.7
2022 122 .329 62 6 9.7 60 32 53.3

Pitch Distribution