Zach Thompson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 7" 250LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 10 5.18 29 22 0 121.2 90 1.51
2 Seasons 6 17 4.44 55 36 0 196.2 156 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 3-10 5.18 121.2 90 1.51
2 Seasons 55 6-17 4.44 196.2 156 1.40

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 .226 .365 .293 .295 .330 34.4 21.0 8.9 3.24 3.65
2022 28 2080 404 26 6.4 4.8 88.3 111.1 11.3 34.2 .281 .442 .346 .346 .382 39.6 16.6 8.5 5.18 5.11
Player 3274 622 41 6.6 4.8 88.1 117.2 12.2 32.2 .261 .414 .327 .328 .364 37.8 18.2 8.6
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thompson relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(33.3%) ,
Sinker
(21.1%) ,
Curveball
(20.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(16.2%) ,
Changeup
(8.5%) ,


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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 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 45.8 21.8 24.0 8.4 42.3 33.9 23.8 4.0 34.9 19.8 28.2 6.2 6.4 4.8
Player 45.5 24.8 22.3 7.4 39.7 35.7 24.6 4.8 33.0 23.0 25.6 6.8 6.6 4.8
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2022 Sinker PIT R 438 92.2 24.1 3.5 17 9.7 -3.7 -28
2022 Cutter PIT R 692 86.8 32.1 -2.6 -9 3.4 -0.7 -17
2022 Changeup PIT R 177 85.7 31.6 2.9 10 12.1 -1.4 -11
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 337 92.3 18.1 -3.6 -25 2.0 -3.9 -66
2022 Curveball PIT R 434 76.6 56.5 -2.7 -4 5.0 -3.0 -38
2021 Cutter MIA R 419 87.1 30.5 -1.6 -6 3.8 0.3 9
2021 4-Seamer MIA R 323 92.2 17.1 -2.4 -16 2.5 -3.6 -59
2021 Curveball MIA R 202 77.2 55.9 -1.5 -3 3.8 -4.0 -51
2021 Sinker MIA R 98 92.1 25.1 4.3 21 11.4 -2.7 -19
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 0.9 6 693 33.3 162 .289 .530 .395 23.3 13.6 12.1 .296 .496 .370 42.5
2022 Sinker -0.8 -3 438 21.1 145 .320 .391 .369 6.9 2.8 5.3 .319 .419 .363 40.0
2022 Curveball 0.4 2 434 20.9 102 .211 .326 .270 44.8 41.2 26.1 .181 .250 .229 22.6
2022 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 337 16.2 81 .225 .352 .315 25.5 19.8 13.8 .260 .459 .358 38.2
2022 Changeup 6.6 12 177 8.5 53 .360 .700 .479 25.5 11.3 10.9 .355 .685 .459 52.3
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 .250 .276 .255 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 175 85.7 72 13.7 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 432 76.6 79 13.7 7:00 6:45 15
2022 Cutter 688 86.8 29 4.8 11:00 10:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 336 92.3 69 13.4 12:45 12:15 30
2022 Sinker 436 92.2 73 12.5 12:45 1:45 -60
! 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
2021 314 1,194 -7 -14 8 6 -7
2022 543 2,079 3 -11 14 10 16
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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 47.3 70.1 81.6 29.4 52.4 41.6 61.0 48.7 26.5 7.5 80.0
2022 2,080 46.5 68.0 84.2 28.7 58.6 43.4 63.0 47.0 24.0 7.5 77.4
Player 3,274 46.8 68.8 83.2 28.9 56.3 42.7 62.2 47.6 24.9 7.5 78.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2021 70 68 69 69 66 57 62 76 82 30 41 53 65 11 91 23 50
2022 9 4 13 28 9 30 68 55 31 11 40 35 43 8 91 20 37
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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 5.8 0 3 6 2 33.3
2022 24.1 19 18.7 0 10 13 9 47.4
Player 24.2 25 24.5 1 13 19 11 44.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 6 6 6 7 7 4 7 6 4 2 3 8 6 4 4 9 4 5 8 8 4 8 9 7 4 3 9 8 6 4 4
2022 19 14 18 20 18 20 19 16 17 13 18 23 18 16 20 24 18 16 19 18 18 18 27 22 14 15 20 24 21 18 18
Player 25 20 24 27 25 24 26 22 21 15 21 31 24 20 24 33 22 21 27 26 22 26 36 29 18 18 29 32 27 22 22
! 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 2021 2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.6 89.6 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 85.7 0.3
Breaking Velocity 77.2 76.6 -0.6
Exit Velocity 87.6 88.3 0.7
Launch Angle 13.9 11.3 -2.6
Barrel % 6.9 6.4 -0.5
Hard Hit % 34.4 39.6 5.2
Sweet Spot % 28.4 34.2 5.8
xBA .226 .281 0.055
BA .227 .280 0.053
xwOBA .295 .346 0.051
wOBA .293 .346 0.053
xSLG .365 .442 0.077
SLG .374 .446 0.072
K% 21.0 16.6 -4.4
BB% 8.9 8.5 -0.4
Swing % 48.7 47.0 -1.7
Whiff% 26.5 24.0 -2.5
In Zone % 47.3 46.5 -0.8
Out of Zone % 52.7 53.5 0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 29.4 28.7 -0.7
First Pitch Swing % 33.0 30.2 -2.8
First Pitch Strike % 61.0 63.0 2.0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 307 .295 159 65 40.9 148 71 48.0
2022 543 .346 287 63 22.0 256 158 61.7

Pitch Tempo

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