Zack Littell
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 11, #327, Seattle Mariners | Eastern Alamance (NC) HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 3.0 2 2.00
6 Seasons 13 6 4.24 151 4 3 176.0 157 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 2 0-0 9.00 3.0 2 2.00
6 Seasons 151 13-6 4.24 176.0 157 1.35

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 .292 .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 .394 .348 .297 .341 37.2 20.5 6.8 5.08 3.64
2023 27 129 23 3 13.0 9.4 94.2 107.7 14.4 47.8 .310 .564 .403 .389 .463 60.9 18.8 9.4 8.53 6.62
Player 2975 524 46 8.8 6.1 89.8 114.4 12.9 33.4 .254 .445 .337 .332 .385 43.4 20.9 8.4
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

Littell relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.5%) ,
Slider
(33.3%) ,
Split Finger
(20.2%) ,


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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 34.8 17.4 39.1 8.7 39.1 39.1 21.7 4.3 30.4 17.4 21.7 13.0 13.0 9.4
Player 43.3 26.0 23.5 7.3 37.2 34.9 27.9 3.6 32.8 25.4 23.3 5.5 8.8 6.1
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
2023 4-Seamer TB R 60 94.2 13.3 1.0 7 8.1 1.5 23
2023 Slider TB R 43 88.8 26.6 -5.3 -17 0.3 -3.7 -93
2023 Splitter TB R 26 84.6 35.3 0.4 1 7.4 -3.5 -32
2022 4-Seamer SF R 384 94.5 12.6 1.3 9 6.2 -0.1 -2
2022 Splitter 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
2021 Slider SF R 369 87.8 28.6 -4.0 -12 2.9 -0.8 -23
2021 Splitter SF R 50 86.4 32.0 -0.7 -2 7.5 -3.0 -28
2021 4-Seamer SF R 574 94.9 13.0 0.6 4 6.5 -0.1 -2
2020 4-Seamer MIN R 63 93.9 13.9 0.8 6 7.6 0.4 5
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
2019 Curveball MIN R 6 74.1 64.0 1.4 2 9.7 -1.2 -11
2019 4-Seamer MIN R 269 93.8 15.7 -0.2 -1 7.8 0.4 5
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 Changeup MIN R 12 87.9 27.0 -1.7 -6 7.8 -6.2 -44
2018 Slider MIN R 72 86.5 30.1 -3.2 -10 3.2 -0.4 -12
2018 Sinker MIN R 46 91.1 20.5 -2.6 -11 13.8 -0.5 -4
2018 4-Seamer 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
! 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 4-Seamer 3.6 2 60 46.5 11 .400 .800 .523 22.6 18.2 10.0 .359 .827 .507 75.0
2023 Slider -0.3 0 43 33.3 10 .400 .500 .395 18.2 10.0 14.3 .324 .505 .356 55.6
2023 Splitter 1.2 0 26 20.2 10 .222 .333 .285 18.8 30.0 13.6 .240 .336 .291 50.0
2022 4-Seamer 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 .230 .315 .266 31.0
2022 Splitter 0.9 1 93 12.3 24 .182 .227 .223 35.7 25.0 14.3 .189 .319 .260 37.5
2021 4-Seamer -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 Splitter 5.3 3 50 5.0 20 .389 .556 .438 11.5 10.0 6.9 .341 .567 .418 62.5
2020 4-Seamer 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-Seamer -0.1 0 269 48.8 78 .239 .437 .324 24.0 25.6 19.6 .295 .504 .369 49.0
2019 Slider -2.7 -7 261 47.4 61 .186 .254 .204 32.3 19.7 17.9 .247 .388 .279 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-Seamer 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 0.8 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
2023 4-Seam Fastball 60 94.2 97 18.9 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Splitter 25 84.6 85 8.2 2:15 2:30 -15
2023 Slider 43 88.8 53 7.2 12:30 12:00 30
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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 -4 -12 8 3 -5
2022 190 758 2 -3 5 2 6
2023 31 129 0 1 1 0 2
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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 129 58.1 74.7 82.1 24.1 69.2 45.0 71.0 53.5 20.3 9.3 100.0
Player 2,975 51.8 73.8 79.1 27.7 58.8 44.3 62.0 51.5 25.6 8.1 87.5
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
2018 38 8 1 86
2019 63 12 77
2020 66 20 76
2021 61 71 50 37 66 67 47 15 5 60 33 68 35 77 13 68
2022 67 23 64
2023 62 12 44
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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 21.1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 24.3 29 32.1 -3 9 23 14 48.3

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 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
Player 29 35 32 35 33 31 39 31 23 25 27 35 35 31 31 34 31 28 34 35 34 31 43 36 29 25 36 37 38 27 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 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 94.2 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 87.9 2.5 87.8 -0.1 86.4 -1.4 85.6 -0.8 84.6 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 81.4 86.2 4.8 88.7 2.5 87.8 -0.9 87.9 0.1 88.8 0.9
Exit Velocity 88.6 91.2 2.6 87.8 -3.4 90.4 2.6 88.0 -2.4 94.2 6.2
Launch Angle 10.8 14.1 3.3 14.6 0.5 12.0 -2.6 13.7 1.7 14.4 0.7
Barrel % 5.6 9.5 3.9 20.8 11.3 8.0 -12.8 8.0 0.0 13.0 5.0
Hard Hit % 39.4 47.6 8.2 37.5 -10.1 46.0 8.5 37.2 -8.8 60.9 23.7
Sweet Spot % 34.7 39.0 4.3 41.7 2.7 29.4 -12.3 29.2 -0.2 47.8 18.6
xBA .275 .292 0.017 .396 0.104 .222 -0.174 .223 0.001 .310 0.087
BA .298 .250 -0.048 .444 0.194 .207 -0.237 .276 0.069 .345 0.069
xwOBA .365 .350 -0.015 .543 0.193 .303 -0.240 .297 -0.006 .389 0.092
wOBA .396 .297 -0.099 .610 0.313 .287 -0.323 .348 0.061 .403 0.055
xSLG .442 .490 0.048 .849 0.359 .395 -0.454 .394 -0.001 .564 0.170
SLG .524 .412 -0.112 1.000 0.588 .374 -0.626 .483 0.109 .552 0.069
K% 13.9 21.9 8.0 9.7 -12.2 25.0 15.3 20.5 -4.5 18.8 -1.7
BB% 10.9 6.2 -4.7 9.7 3.5 9.5 -0.2 6.8 -2.7 9.4 2.6
Swing % 47.1 52.5 5.4 51.3 -1.2 52.1 0.8 52.4 0.3 53.5 1.1
Whiff% 17.4 27.3 9.9 13.3 -14.0 28.4 15.1 27.7 -0.7 20.3 -7.4
In Zone % 52.1 53.2 1.1 55.6 2.4 51.7 -3.9 49.2 -2.5 58.1 8.9
Out of Zone % 47.9 46.8 -1.1 44.4 -2.4 48.3 3.9 50.8 2.5 41.9 -8.9
Out of Zone Swing % 21.6 31.9 10.3 17.3 -14.6 26.5 9.2 31.4 4.9 24.1 -7.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 33.1 8.3 32.3 -0.8 31.7 -0.6 37.4 5.7 38.7 1.3
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 62.8 4.4 51.6 -11.2 60.3 8.7 65.8 5.5 71.0 5.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 101 .396 54 13 24.1 47 15 31.9
2019 145 .297 85 39 45.9 60 28 46.7
2020 31 .610 18 5 27.8 13 6 46.2
2021 237 .285 148 5 3.4 89 54 60.7
2022 185 .341 128 12 9.4 57 43 75.4
2023 31 .403 17 0 0.0 14 0 0.0

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%
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Pitch Distribution