Homer Bailey

Age 33
  • Born 05/03/1986
  • Bats R
  • Team: Minnesota Twins
2019 Statistics
W-L
13-9
IP
163.1
ERA
4.57
WHIP
1.32
K
146
K%
21.1
2020 Prediction
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2019
Curveball
8.9% Thrown 78.4 MPH 38.5 CSW%
Four-Seamer
50.8% Thrown 92.9 MPH 27.1 CSW%
Split-Finger
26.3% Thrown 84.1 MPH 26.2 CSW%
Slider
14.0% Thrown 87.4 MPH 27 CSW%

Welcome to the no-spin zone: Bailey’s curveball bottoms out in Statcast’s 0th percentile for curve spin rate. Continuing a recent trend of squashing his walk rate is encouraging — the newly-minted Twin’s curve wasn’t responsible for a single free pass in 2019 — but it’s hard to get excited when that 0% BB rate is paired with a .353/.361/.735 triple-slash.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen

Bailey gets his four-seamer over the plate at a consistent 93 mph, finding the zone a remarkable 60.6% of the time. The heater is stuck with a tepid 14th-percentile spin rate, but along with Bailey’s revelatory splitter, it was one of two pitches in the veteran’s arsenal to notch a positive pVAL, netting 7.0 a season removed from notching a disastrous -12.1 pVAL.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen

A move to Oakland saw a spike in Bailey using his best pitch, his splitter, which carries a 5.8 pVal. He threw the pitch over 700 times, generating a healthy 20.1% SwStr and a 60% groundball rate whilst drastically reducing walks and posting a 3.65 FIP for the A’s compared to 4.48 in KC.

GIF made by NP. Blurb written by Benjamin Haller

Bailey leans on a slider-heavy approach when facing right-handed batters, although the hard slider (averaging just under 88 mph) didn’t help the veteran escape trouble often: Bailey could only muster a 12.5% strikeout rate as batters slashed .338/.386/.450 against the offering.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen
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