Kyle Crick

Age 27 RP
  • Born 11/30/1992
  • Bats L
  • Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
2019 Statistics
W-L
3-7
IP
49
ERA
4.96
WHIP
1.55
K
61
K%
27.0
2020 Prediction
Coming Soon
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2018
2019
Changeup
0.3% Thrown 89.0 MPH 33.3 CSW%
Four-Seamer
62.2% Thrown 95.2 MPH 29.4 CSW%
Slider
37.5% Thrown 81.5 MPH 32.7 CSW%

Despite improvement each year, Crick has barely thrown his changeup, offering the pitch only 3 times in 2019. It’s an afterthought of his repertoire.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser

Crick’s ballooning walk rate was caused in a big way by an inability to throw his fastball for strikes in 2019. He issued 26 free walks on the pitch alone. a 23% walk rate just won’t do. His heater has shown life in previous seasons; he’ll look to find it again in 2020.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser

Crick’s slider went from utterly filthy in 2018 to just good last season. His K% stayed elite, but he left the pitch up in the zone more often and saw a higher fly ball percentage because of it. Just another reason he’ll need to find his command to be successful.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
56.9% Thrown 95.8 MPH
Slider
25.6% Thrown 81.5 MPH
Two-Seamer
16.3% Thrown 96.2 MPH
Changeup
1.3% Thrown 88.5 MPH

Crick’s fastball averaged a robust 95.8 mph and had a very good whiff rate of 25%. He also increased his usage of it to 57% from 40% in 2017. Overall it was an effective pitch with a 4.8 pVal.

Crick’s slider was an very effective pitch in 2018. It showed a better whiff rate at 43.6% up from 35.3% in 2017. He also had great command of the slider with a 44.1% zone rate. Overall it was good for a 6 pVal.

Crick threw his sinker a little more at 15.9% as opposed to just 3.5% in 2017. It was a poor swing-and-miss pitch but it was otherwise good at limiting hitters to the tune of a .273 wOBA and .227 batting average.

Crick barely used his changeup at just 1.3%. Almost all of them (13/14) were thrown to lefties. It did not allow a hit and had a 33.3% whiff rate.

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