Heath Fillmyer

Age 26 SP
  • Born 05/16/1994
  • Bats R
  • Team: Kansas City Royals
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
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2018
2019
Changeup
19.2% Thrown 86.5 MPH 26.4 CSW%
Curveball
9.7% Thrown 78.6 MPH 9.1 CSW%
Four-Seamer
51.9% Thrown 92.0 MPH 26.8 CSW%
Slider
19.2% Thrown 83.3 MPH 23 CSW%

The changeup was a good weapon for Fillmyer as it returned a very respectable 16.1% swinging K rate (35.1% whiffs). When it was hit, though, it was hit hard allowing an xwOBA of .373 to opposing hitters.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Ryan Amore

Fillmyer’s secondary breaking pitch, he threw the curveball just 9.7% of the time. It was not good in the least bit returning a 2.3 % swinging K rate and just a 24.1% chase rate. Poor command of the pitch led to it being crushed to the tune of a .472 wOBA (.393 xwOBA).

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Ryan Amore

Fillmyer’s fastball sat at 92 mph. Poor location in the middle of the zone combined with below-average velocity caused it to be hit hard allowing an xwOBA of .386 to opposing batters.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Ryan Amore

His primary breaking pitch, the slider returned a pretty underwhelming 7.9% swinging K rate. While it had a very good 43.8% zone rate it coaxed just a 28% chase rate and surrendered a .418 xwOBA to opposing hitters.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Ryan Amore
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
48.3% Thrown 92.5 MPH
Slider
21.5% Thrown 84.2 MPH
Changeup
14.6% Thrown 85.4 MPH
Curveball
11.3% Thrown 79.5 MPH
Two-Seamer
4.2% Thrown 91.9 MPH

Fillmyer’s 93 mph four-seamer graded out as an average pitch in 2018. He walked more than he struck out and allowed a .170 ISO and 18% HR/FB rate. Fillmyer was able to limit hard contact, generating a 40% ground-ball rate and inducing a 33% infield fly-ball rate.

The 84 mph slider Fillmyer threw was his second-best pitch in 2018. He generated a 28% K rate and a 15% swinging-strike rate with the offering while also inducing a 51% ground-ball rate.

Fillmyer’s changeup was his best pitch in 2018. He generated a 20% K rate and a 15% swinging-strike rate on this 85 mph offering. He also induced a 62% ground-ball rate and a .113 ISO because he was able to limit hard contact.

This 79 mph curveball was slightly below average for Fillmyer in 2018. He didn’t walk a batter with the curve and allowed a .091 ISO, but he did allow 10 hits in only 34 at-bats—mostly because batters were able to make too much contact on this offering.

Fillmyer threw 56 sinkers in 2018, and it was a below-average pitch for him. He did not strike out a batter with it and allowed a high .385 ISO while only generating a 39% ground-ball rate.

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