Zack Short
3B | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 180LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 17, #524, Chicago Cubs | Sacred Heart University
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 13 9 2 0 0 1 .000 .154 .000 .154
2023 253 221 17 45 7 5 .204 .292 .339 .631
2024 67 55 9 7 0 1 .127 .273 .164 .437
4 Seasons 517 441 49 74 13 9 .168 .267 .290 .557
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .000 0 1 .154
2023 .204 7 5 .631
2024 .127 0 1 .437
4 Seasons .168 13 9 .557
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2021 26 801 103 5 4.9 2.7 87.5 108.2 24.3 33.0 .153 .272 .230 .242 .290 33.0 32.1 12.0
2022 27 52 6 2 33.3 15.4 91.8 105.3 39.8 50.0 .112 .269 .106 .232 .273 50.0 38.5 15.4
2023 28 1027 159 14 8.8 5.5 87.6 107.0 21.2 33.3 .210 .364 .281 .297 .351 33.5 26.1 11.1
2024 29 299 37 1 2.7 1.5 88.1 107.3 23.0 29.7 .183 .278 .222 .280 .302 29.7 28.4 14.9
Player 2179 305 22 7.2 4.3 87.7 108.2 22.9 33.1 .184 .319 .251 .273 .322 33.2 28.8 12.0
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 27.2 38.8 19.4 14.6 39.8 33.0 27.2 4.9 21.4 41.7 15.5 11.7 4.9 2.7
2022 0.0 66.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 33.3 50.0 0.0 0.0 66.7 0.0 0.0 33.3 15.4
2023 37.1 30.8 18.2 13.8 47.2 32.7 20.1 5.7 24.5 34.6 18.9 6.3 8.8 5.5
2024 32.4 35.1 24.3 8.1 32.4 29.7 37.8 8.1 21.6 35.1 21.6 10.8 2.7 1.5
Player 32.5 34.8 19.3 13.4 42.3 32.5 25.2 5.6 22.6 37.7 17.7 8.5 7.2 4.3
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 4-Seam Fastball -2.3 -3 138 46.2 36 .138 .172 .246 23.6 25.0 18.8 .185 .280 .297 30.0
2024 Sinker 0.4 0 54 18.1 11 .111 .111 .291 22.2 9.1 9.1 .199 .291 .296 25.0
2024 Slider -0.7 0 35 11.7 4 .000 .000 .175 50.0 50.0 15.4 .008 .018 .182 0.0
2024 Cutter -3.1 -1 20 6.7 7 .000 .000 .117 33.3 28.6 40.0 .252 .506 .385 25.0
2024 Curveball -2.9 0 16 5.4 3 .000 .000 .000 20.0 66.7 40.0 .090 .098 .084 100.0
2024 Changeup -3.2 0 14 4.7 1 .000 .000 .000 42.9 0.0 0.0 .006 .009 .007 0.0
2024 Sweeper 8.5 1 13 4.3 3 .667 1.000 .717 60.0 33.3 16.7 .447 .566 .440 50.0
2024 Knuckleball 0.7 0 5 1.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2024 Split-Finger -15.5 0 3 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 66.7 -- -- .000 --
2024 Slurve 10.5 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.0 -4 420 40.9 96 .143 .286 .288 27.1 33.3 26.4 .162 .358 .308 32.6
2023 Slider 4.1 8 191 18.6 49 .378 .644 .458 25.3 18.4 13.0 .302 .482 .365 44.4
2023 Sinker -0.1 0 141 13.7 35 .258 .419 .306 16.9 20.0 26.9 .248 .446 .330 46.2
2023 Curveball -3.0 -2 74 7.2 18 .056 .111 .108 33.3 38.9 22.6 .130 .253 .199 36.4
2023 Changeup -2.0 -1 67 6.5 20 .176 .176 .216 14.8 10.0 13.3 .200 .258 .251 25.0
2023 Cutter -2.5 -2 66 6.4 12 .182 .182 .208 33.3 33.3 33.3 .219 .251 .248 0.0
2023 Sweeper -2.0 -1 50 4.9 17 .188 .250 .221 17.4 17.6 20.0 .247 .308 .270 15.4
2023 Split-Finger -4.3 0 8 0.8 3 .000 .000 .000 25.0 33.3 25.0 .093 .096 .086 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -3.2 -1 21 40.4 5 .000 .000 .140 55.6 60.0 60.0 .105 .309 .280 100.0
2022 Sinker 3.6 0 9 17.3 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2022 Slider -6.3 -1 9 17.3 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .026 .058 .081 0.0
2022 Changeup -2.5 0 6 11.5 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 50.0 .007 .009 .007 0.0
2022 Curveball -9.9 0 4 7.7 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 33.3 .000 .000 .040 100.0
2022 Cutter -17.1 -1 3 5.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .549 1.109 .686 100.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -3.2 -10 320 40.0 84 .101 .246 .218 29.3 34.5 25.7 .152 .320 .272 44.2
2021 Slider -1.5 -2 155 19.4 31 .148 .222 .184 37.5 45.2 29.2 .082 .099 .128 6.7
2021 Sinker -2.8 -3 110 13.7 24 .227 .273 .260 4.7 4.2 4.5 .247 .368 .301 33.3
2021 Changeup -1.9 -2 83 10.4 19 .111 .278 .153 25.8 31.6 19.4 .108 .166 .142 15.4
2021 Cutter -2.4 -1 61 7.6 11 .000 .000 .255 31.8 18.2 10.5 .107 .131 .319 20.0
2021 Curveball 2.0 1 48 6.0 8 .250 .625 .363 38.5 62.5 29.4 .253 .506 .315 100.0
2021 Sweeper 16.2 2 15 1.9 3 1.000 2.500 1.200 16.7 0.0 0.0 .500 .793 .596 50.0
2021 Split-Finger -5.9 0 5 0.6 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Slurve -1.4 0 4 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .009 .010 .009 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 183 801 -16 -13 8 6 -16
2023 251 1,020 -5 -12 10 4 -3
2024 67 299 -4 -4 3 1 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2021 801 50.1 64.8 77.7 18.5 54.1 40.8 19.0 41.7 27.5 6.9 87.3
2022 52 42.3 63.6 64.3 20.0 33.3 42.3 0.0 38.5 45.0 5.8 100.0
2023 1,027 53.3 64.2 80.5 16.4 47.4 42.4 26.9 41.9 24.9 7.4 73.3
2024 299 55.5 66.9 73.9 12.0 50.0 44.8 26.9 42.5 28.3 9.0 81.5
Player 2,179 52.2 64.8 78.2 16.7 50.0 42.1 23.4 41.8 26.8 7.4 80.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2021 54 81 11 57
2023 28 70 15 45
2024 34 39
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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 21.6 6 5.0 1 2 4 3 50.0
2023 22.3 7 7.9 -1 3 5 4 57.1
Player 21.9 13 12.9 0 5 9 7 53.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 6 7 4 4 5 5 6 5 5 3 4 6 6 4 6 6 4 4 6 5 5 6 7 6 4 3 5 5 5 4 5
2023 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 9 7 9 8 9 7 8 7 8 8 10 8 7 8 7 8 9 8 8
Player 13 14 12 12 12 13 14 12 12 11 11 14 15 11 15 14 13 11 14 12 13 14 17 14 11 11 12 13 14 12 13
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.5 91.8 4.3 87.6 -4.2 88.1 0.5
Launch Angle 24.3 39.8 15.5 21.2 -18.6 23.0 1.8
Barrel % 4.9 33.3 28.4 8.8 -24.5 2.7 -6.1
Hard Hit % 33.0 50.0 17.0 33.5 -16.5 29.7 -3.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 33.0 50.0 17.0 33.3 -16.7 29.7 -3.6
xBA .153 .112 -0.041 .210 0.098 .183 -0.027
BA .141 .000 -0.141 .204 0.204 .127 -0.077
xwOBA .242 .232 -0.010 .297 0.065 .280 -0.017
wOBA .230 .106 -0.124 .281 0.175 .222 -0.059
xSLG .272 .269 -0.003 .364 0.095 .278 -0.086
SLG .282 .000 -0.282 .339 0.339 .164 -0.175
K% 32.1 38.5 6.4 26.1 -12.4 28.4 2.3
BB% 12.0 15.4 3.4 11.1 -4.3 14.9 3.8
Swing % 41.7 38.5 -3.2 41.9 3.4 42.5 0.6
Whiff% 27.5 45.0 17.5 24.9 -20.1 28.3 3.4
In Zone % 50.1 42.3 -7.8 53.3 11.0 55.5 2.2
Out of Zone % 49.9 57.7 7.8 46.7 -11.0 44.5 -2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 18.5 20.0 1.5 16.4 -3.6 12.0 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 19.0 0.0 -19.0 26.9 26.9 26.9 0.0
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 46.2 -11.4 62.8 16.6 70.1 7.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2021 Shifts R 183 14 7.7 .216 .399
2022 Shifts R 13 1 7.7 .115 .000
2023 Shades R 251 26 10.4 .281 .308
2024 Shades R 67 2 3.0 .228 .000
! 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 228 16.5 31.1% 0.4% 170 22.6 0.6% 5.3%
2022 18 16.8 33.3% 0.0% 10 19.1 0.0% 0.0%
2023 316 15.1 47.8% 0.0% 187 18.5 8.0% 0.5%
2024 94 15.1 45.7% 0.0% 50 18.6 8.0% 0.0%
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