Kyle Barraclough

Age 30
  • Born 05/23/1990
  • Bats R
  • Team: San Diego Padres
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
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2018
2019
Changeup
12.3% Thrown 87.3 MPH 19.5 CSW%
Four-Seamer
65.5% Thrown 93.4 MPH 29.1 CSW%
Slider
22.2% Thrown 81.8 MPH 35 CSW%

Barraclough’s strikeout rate on his changeup dropped precipitously from 2018 (44.4%) to 2019 (27.8%). Although opposing batters made contact gains across the board (contact rate up 9%, Z-Contact up 8.4%, O-Contact up 13.5%), a preposterously low .083 BABIP left them scuffling to the tune of a .059/.111/.059 slash line.

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

Long branded as a loose cannon for his fastball command, Barraclough reined in his walk rate to a career-best 14.4% in 2019. Progress! But while batters saw fewer free passes, they still clawed out a .318 BAA and .434 wOBA against Barraclough’s heater, taking it deep six times and blistering the pitch for an average 93.1 mph exit velocity.

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

Barraclough’s slider packs some swing-and-miss punch, boasting a stout 35% strikeout rate backed up by a 22.3% swinging-strike rate in 2019, surging from 2018’s 10% mark. Keeping his chase rate rising (34.3%, up from 22.9% in 2018) and contact rate plummeting (50.7% in 2019, 66.7% a season prior) will help the reliever rekindle his previous breaking-ball success and shore up the slider’s negative pVAL.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
59.8% Thrown 93.6 MPH
Slider
28.8% Thrown 78.9 MPH
Changeup
11.5% Thrown 86.8 MPH

Barraclough’s four-seamer averaged 93.6 mph (down from 94.8 mph in 2017). It showed a better whiff rate in 2018 at 23.5% (18.1% in 2017). It did allow 6 home runs but otherwise stymied hitters to just a .214 batting average.

Barraclough cut down his slider usage to 28.8% (41.4% in 2017). It was a much less effective pitch at getting swings and misses with just a 10% swinging-K rate (18% in 2017) and also had a much lower chase rate at 22.9% ( 32.2% in 2017). It was still effective at mitigating batted balls with a .180 batting average and .261 wOBA allowed.

Barraclough threw his changeup noticeably more in 2018 at 11.5% (just 4.3% in 2017). It was a very effective pitch with a 43.1% chase rate, 37.9% zone rate and an exceptional 25% swinging-K rate. It held opposing hitters to a .171 batting average and .240 wOBA.

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