Zack Littell
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 11, #327, Seattle Mariners | Eastern Alamance (NC) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 0 2.92 63 2 2 61.2 63 1.14
2022 3 3 5.08 39 0 1 44.1 39 1.38
2023 3 6 4.10 28 14 0 90 74 1.18
6 Seasons 16 11 4.09 173 18 3 259.2 225 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 63 4-0 2.92 61.2 63 1.14
2022 39 3-3 5.08 44.1 39 1.38
2023 28 3-6 4.10 90 74 1.18
6 Seasons 173 16-11 4.09 259.2 225 1.27
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
2018 22 427 72 4 5.6 4.0 88.6 111.9 10.8 34.7 .275 .442 .396 .365 .366 39.4 13.9 10.9 6.20 5.88
2019 23 551 105 10 9.5 6.8 91.2 114.4 14.1 39.0 .291 .490 .297 .350 .432 47.6 21.9 6.2 2.68 5.55
2020 24 117 24 5 20.8 16.1 87.8 108.4 14.6 41.7 .396 .849 .610 .543 .586 37.5 9.7 9.7 9.95 17.50
2021 25 993 163 13 8.0 5.2 90.4 113.7 12.0 29.4 .222 .395 .287 .303 .361 46.0 25.0 9.5 2.92 3.87
2022 26 758 137 11 8.0 5.8 88.0 110.1 13.7 29.2 .223 .393 .348 .297 .341 37.2 20.5 6.8 5.08 3.64
2023 27 1330 289 24 8.3 6.3 89.6 110.3 12.8 33.9 .272 .437 .308 .317 .379 41.9 19.5 3.2 4.10 4.24
Player 4176 790 67 8.5 6.1 89.6 114.4 12.8 33.2 .259 .439 .325 .325 .380 42.3 20.5 6.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Littell relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(32.2%) ,
Four Seamer
(31.4%) ,
Split Finger
(19.2%) ,
Sinker
(9.7%) ,
Sweeper
(7.5%) ,


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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
2018 44.4 16.7 30.6 8.3 29.2 43.1 27.8 4.2 30.6 26.4 27.8 4.2 5.6 4.0
2019 39.0 21.0 29.5 10.5 41.0 30.5 28.6 3.8 27.6 21.9 33.3 2.9 9.5 6.8
2020 33.3 37.5 29.2 0.0 37.5 37.5 25.0 4.2 16.7 20.8 29.2 4.2 20.8 16.1
2021 48.5 28.8 17.8 4.9 37.4 36.2 26.4 3.1 38.0 26.4 19.6 4.9 8.0 5.2
2022 43.1 30.7 18.2 8.0 38.0 31.4 30.7 3.6 35.0 28.5 16.8 8.0 8.0 5.8
2023 42.2 27.3 23.5 6.9 39.4 32.9 27.7 1.7 32.2 24.9 27.0 5.2 8.3 6.3
Player 43.2 26.7 23.0 7.1 38.0 34.1 28.0 2.9 32.7 25.4 24.7 5.2 8.5 6.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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 Sinker TB R 127 92.9 18.8 -3.2 -14 15.1 0.4 3
2023 Slider TB R 422 88.7 27.0 -5.4 -17 0.8 -3.3 -81
2023 Sweeper TB R 99 80.5 44.2 2.6 6 12.9 -2.1 -14
2023 Split-Finger TB R 254 84.3 36.4 0.9 2 8.8 -1.2 -12
2023 4-Seam Fastball TB R 414 94.1 13.6 1.1 8 8.3 1.5 21
2022 Split-Finger SF R 93 85.6 33.8 0.8 2 7.3 -4.6 -39
2022 Slider SF R 281 87.9 29.1 -3.4 -11 2.5 -1.6 -39
2022 4-Seam Fastball SF R 384 94.5 12.6 1.3 9 6.2 -0.1 -2
2021 4-Seam Fastball SF R 574 94.9 13.0 0.6 4 6.5 -0.1 -2
2021 Slider SF R 369 87.8 28.6 -4.0 -12 2.9 -0.8 -23
2021 Split-Finger SF R 50 86.4 32.0 -0.7 -2 7.5 -3.0 -29
2020 Changeup MIN R 3 87.8 21.7 -7.5 -26 10.7 -2.9 -21
2020 Slider MIN R 51 88.7 27.1 -4.5 -14 1.3 -4.8 -137
2020 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 63 93.9 13.9 0.9 6 7.6 0.3 5
2019 Changeup MIN R 12 87.9 27.0 -1.8 -6 7.8 -6.2 -44
2019 Sinker MIN R 1 91.6 21.1 -1.6 -7 14.1 -0.4 -3
2019 Slider MIN R 261 86.4 31.5 -2.4 -7 0.9 -2.8 -75
2019 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 269 93.8 15.7 -0.2 -1 7.8 0.4 5
2019 Curveball MIN R 6 74.1 64.0 1.4 2 9.7 -1.2 -11
2018 Slider MIN R 72 86.5 30.1 -3.2 -10 3.2 -0.5 -12
2018 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 204 92.0 16.6 -0.1 -1 7.1 -0.1 -1
2018 Curveball MIN R 56 74.7 63.0 2.7 4 8.6 -2.4 -22
2018 Changeup MIN R 48 85.4 30.7 -0.4 -1 15.3 1.5 11
2018 Sinker MIN R 46 91.1 20.5 -2.6 -11 13.8 -0.5 -4
! 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 Slider 0.9 4 428 32.2 121 .270 .470 .342 17.9 7.4 15.8 .309 .497 .357 45.8
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 4 418 31.4 105 .260 .440 .323 21.8 28.6 20.7 .224 .429 .290 50.7
2023 Split-Finger -0.9 -2 255 19.2 87 .268 .415 .325 28.1 25.3 18.3 .282 .386 .320 41.0
2023 Sinker 1.9 2 129 9.7 40 .237 .342 .296 6.6 10.0 15.4 .320 .434 .344 14.7
2023 Sweeper -0.5 -1 100 7.5 24 .250 .417 .285 30.0 33.3 16.7 .201 .385 .247 37.5
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -3 384 50.7 91 .265 .542 .370 25.1 22.0 16.4 .227 .479 .334 42.9
2022 Slider -0.7 -2 281 37.1 75 .319 .493 .359 29.2 17.3 16.0 .229 .315 .265 31.0
2022 Split-Finger -0.9 -1 93 12.3 24 .182 .227 .223 35.7 25.0 14.3 .189 .319 .260 37.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 8 574 57.8 140 .167 .333 .273 31.0 35.7 24.9 .183 .354 .281 47.9
2021 Slider 0.0 0 369 37.2 91 .226 .393 .323 26.5 12.1 11.7 .253 .417 .313 40.5
2021 Split-Finger -5.3 -3 50 5.0 20 .389 .556 .438 11.5 10.0 6.9 .340 .566 .417 62.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball -5.8 -4 63 53.8 15 .615 1.077 .707 11.8 6.7 5.0 .397 .751 .513 33.3
2020 Slider -3.5 -2 51 43.6 15 .308 1.000 .553 16.7 13.3 13.3 .424 1.004 .606 45.5
2020 Changeup 6.3 0 3 2.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .007 .015 .010 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 269 48.8 78 .239 .437 .324 24.0 25.6 19.6 .295 .504 .369 49.0
2019 Slider 2.8 7 261 47.4 61 .186 .254 .204 32.3 19.7 17.9 .247 .388 .278 41.7
2019 Changeup -10.0 -1 12 2.2 2 1.000 2.000 1.250 16.7 0.0 0.0 .546 1.230 .729 50.0
2019 Curveball -47.0 -3 6 1.1 3 1.000 1.667 1.133 0.0 0.0 0.0 .687 1.445 .871 100.0
2019 Sinker -34.1 0 1 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .900 1.044 .835 100.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -3 204 47.8 47 .297 .459 .423 16.0 10.6 7.9 .300 .434 .398 40.6
2018 Slider -4.5 -3 72 16.9 22 .318 .727 .477 23.1 9.1 9.5 .296 .636 .397 30.0
2018 Curveball -2.7 -2 56 13.1 13 .222 .444 .354 27.8 23.1 10.3 .159 .239 .286 42.9
2018 Changeup 1.7 1 48 11.2 13 .250 .333 .329 5.3 23.1 21.4 .244 .297 .232 50.0
2018 Sinker -0.9 0 46 10.8 5 .333 .333 .460 16.7 20.0 11.1 .278 .315 .435 50.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 418 94.1 97 18.9 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Splitter 218 84.3 72 9.3 2:00 2:45 -45
2023 Sinker 129 92.9 95 19.9 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 427 88.7 52 7.0 12:15 11:45 30
2023 Sweeper 97 80.5 39 14.5 8:00 8:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 383 94.5 96 18.8 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Splitter 77 85.5 86 9.0 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 Slider 280 87.9 41 6.3 12:00 11:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 570 94.9 97 18.1 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Splitter 45 86.4 86 9.3 2:00 2:15 -15
2021 Slider 368 87.8 43 6.8 12:15 11:00 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 60 93.9 96 18.4 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 49 88.8 55 6.7 12:30 12:30 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 100 426 5 -4 -6 -3 -8
2019 148 560 2 5 -2 -2 3
2020 31 117 -2 -2 -1 0 -5
2021 265 1,043 5 12 -8 -3 5
2022 190 758 -2 3 -5 -2 -6
2023 384 1,367 4 14 -5 -5 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 %
2018 427 52.1 70.3 85.3 21.6 61.4 43.7 58.4 47.1 17.4 8.2 88.6
2019 551 53.2 70.9 79.7 31.9 54.9 44.3 62.8 52.5 27.3 9.7 88.7
2020 117 55.6 78.5 92.2 17.3 55.6 38.5 51.6 51.3 13.3 9.4 81.8
2021 993 51.7 76.0 76.4 26.5 55.1 45.0 60.3 52.1 28.4 7.7 85.5
2022 758 49.2 74.0 76.1 31.4 63.6 44.7 65.8 52.4 27.7 7.0 86.8
2023 1,330 53.9 72.0 86.4 31.6 59.3 47.1 69.3 53.4 21.0 8.8 87.2
Player 4,176 52.3 73.1 81.4 29.0 58.8 45.2 64.3 52.1 24.3 8.3 87.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2018 34 9 1 85
2019 60 14 76
2020 60 22 76
2021 60 71 50 37 66 67 47 15 5 60 33 68 35 74 15 68
2022 62 25 63
2023 46 15 29 45 69 36 41 34 29 23 100 13 79 47 13 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 %
2018 23.6 3 2.8 0 0 3 0 0.0
2019 25.6 4 4.5 -1 3 3 2 50.0
2020 24.2 5 4.3 1 0 2 3 60.0
2021 23.5 8 9.9 -2 3 10 2 25.0
2022 25.3 8 9.5 -2 3 5 6 75.0
2023 22.7 13 12.6 0 3 12 3 23.1
Player 23.9 41 43.7 -3 12 35 16 39.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 1
2019 4 6 4 6 4 3 5 4 3 3 3 4 8 5 3 4 3 3 4 5 7 6 6 6 4 3 4 6 8 3 2
2020 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 3
2021 8 11 10 11 12 11 13 10 7 7 9 12 8 7 10 10 8 9 11 13 9 7 15 10 9 8 12 12 10 9 8
2022 8 10 10 10 9 9 12 9 6 7 7 10 11 11 10 11 11 8 11 8 10 10 13 11 8 6 12 10 12 7 7
2023 13 8 10 14 13 12 14 12 13 11 11 14 14 9 12 14 12 10 15 16 12 14 16 16 10 10 14 14 15 12 11
Player 41 42 41 48 45 42 52 42 35 35 37 48 48 39 42 47 42 37 48 50 45 44 58 51 38 34 49 50 52 38 32
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.9 93.8 1.9 93.9 0.1 94.9 1.0 94.5 -0.4 93.8 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 87.9 2.5 87.8 -0.1 86.4 -1.4 85.6 -0.8 84.3 -1.3
Breaking Velocity 81.4 86.2 4.8 88.7 2.5 87.8 -0.9 87.9 0.1 87.1 -0.8
Exit Velocity 88.6 91.2 2.6 87.8 -3.4 90.4 2.6 88.0 -2.4 89.6 1.6
Launch Angle 10.8 14.1 3.3 14.6 0.5 12.0 -2.6 13.7 1.7 12.8 -0.9
Barrel % 5.6 9.5 3.9 20.8 11.3 8.0 -12.8 8.0 0.0 8.3 0.3
Hard Hit % 39.4 47.6 8.2 37.5 -10.1 46.0 8.5 37.2 -8.8 41.9 4.7
Sweet Spot % 34.7 39.0 4.3 41.7 2.7 29.4 -12.3 29.2 -0.2 33.9 4.7
xBA .275 .291 0.016 .396 0.105 .222 -0.174 .223 0.001 .272 0.049
BA .298 .250 -0.048 .444 0.194 .207 -0.237 .276 0.069 .261 -0.015
xwOBA .365 .350 -0.015 .543 0.193 .303 -0.240 .297 -0.006 .317 0.020
wOBA .396 .297 -0.099 .610 0.313 .287 -0.323 .348 0.061 .308 -0.040
xSLG .442 .490 0.048 .849 0.359 .395 -0.454 .393 -0.002 .437 0.044
SLG .524 .412 -0.112 1.000 0.588 .374 -0.626 .483 0.109 .431 -0.052
K% 13.9 21.9 8.0 9.7 -12.2 25.0 15.3 20.5 -4.5 19.5 -1.0
BB% 10.9 6.2 -4.7 9.7 3.5 9.5 -0.2 6.8 -2.7 3.2 -3.6
Swing % 47.1 52.5 5.4 51.3 -1.2 52.1 0.8 52.4 0.3 53.4 1.0
Whiff% 17.4 27.3 9.9 13.3 -14.0 28.4 15.1 27.7 -0.7 21.0 -6.7
In Zone % 52.1 53.2 1.1 55.6 2.4 51.7 -3.9 49.2 -2.5 53.9 4.7
Out of Zone % 47.9 46.8 -1.1 44.4 -2.4 48.3 3.9 50.8 2.5 46.1 -4.7
Out of Zone Swing % 21.6 31.9 10.3 17.3 -14.6 26.5 9.2 31.4 4.9 31.6 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 33.1 8.3 32.3 -0.8 31.7 -0.6 37.4 5.7 40.5 3.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 62.8 4.4 51.6 -11.2 60.3 8.7 65.8 5.5 69.3 3.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 101 .396 54 13 24.1 47 16 34.0
2019 Shifts 145 .297 85 41 48.2 60 33 55.0
2020 Shifts 31 .610 18 6 33.3 13 6 46.2
2021 Shifts 251 .287 157 25 15.9 94 58 61.7
2022 Shifts 185 .341 128 14 10.9 57 44 77.2
2023 Shades 377 .309 196 30 15.3 181 112 61.9
! 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 %
2018 117 13.3 75.2% 0.0% 70 20.9 4.3% 4.3%
2019 157 16.3 32.5% 0.0% 75 23.5 1.3% 8.0%
2020 36 18.5 5.6% 0.0% 12 20.5 0.0% 16.7%
2021 225 17.5 16.4% 0.4% 178 22.6 0.0% 9.6%
2022 178 17.4 23.0% 1.1% 137 20.9 2.2% 2.2%
2023 373 14.8 55.2% 0.3% 177 17.7 8.5% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution