Zack Littell

Zack Littell

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Francisco Giants
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Zack Littell in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Giants in February of 2021.
Loses spot on 40-man roster
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
November 9, 2022
Littell was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Littell was sent down in mid-September and will lose his spot on the team's 40-man roster now that the offseason has begun. It's possible that he serves as a non-roster invitee this spring.
Read More News
Pitching Stats
Loading Pitching Stats...
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2022 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2021 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2020 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2019 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2018 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Pitching Game Log...
Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
19
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Zack Littell generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Zack Littell generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .241 166 37 20 34 8 2 5
Since 2020vs Right .255 307 68 20 72 14 1 15
2022vs Left .220 59 12 7 11 3 0 2
2022vs Right .298 131 27 6 37 7 1 6
2021vs Left .250 94 25 11 20 5 2 2
2021vs Right .183 158 38 13 26 7 0 5
2020vs Left .273 13 0 2 3 0 0 1
2020vs Right .563 18 3 1 9 0 0 4
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-46%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-96%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.42 1.44 55.0 5 2 1 8.7 2.8 0.8
Since 2020Away 3.92 1.17 57.1 2 1 2 8.2 3.6 2.4
2022Home 6.16 1.79 19.0 1 2 0 6.6 2.8 0.9
2022Away 4.26 1.07 25.1 2 1 1 8.9 2.5 2.1
2021Home 3.77 1.16 31.0 4 0 1 10.7 2.3 0.6
2021Away 2.05 1.11 30.2 0 0 1 7.6 4.7 1.5
2020Home 1.80 1.80 5.0 0 0 0 3.6 5.4 1.8
2020Away 40.50 4.50 1.1 0 0 0 6.8 0.0 27.0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Zack Littell compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
5.08
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.317
 
GB/FB
1.13
 
Left On Base
72.3%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.7%
 
Spin Rate
2012 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.5%
 
Swinging Strike
12.8%
 
Advanced Pitching Stats
Loading Advanced Pitching Stats...
Defensive Stats
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Today's Lineup
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Zack Littell
Closer Encounters: 2022 Closer Rankings 2.0
257 days ago
Ryan Rufe updates his closer rankings as fantasy drafts hit the home stretch. How much does the needle move on Blake Treinen?
The Z Files: Setting Up Better Staffs
November 8, 2021
Todd Zola takes a look at the impact of changes in pitcher usage on fantasy staffs and finds it's becoming increasingly necessary to roster top middle relievers such as Devin Williams.
Playoff Primer: The Rankings
October 5, 2021
Todd Zola ranks players by position for fantasy playoff leagues. Chicago's Jose Abreu is tough to beat at first base.
MLB FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
August 19, 2021
Jason Shebiske looks at some midweek free-agent targets as Evan Longoria returns to provide a boost to the Giants' lineup.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
August 15, 2021
The pennant races are heating up and Jan Levine profiles a couple contenders who may soon be seeing some decent producers back in their lineups.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2020
2019
Littell was happy to turn the page from an extremely small sample in 2020, when he surrendered five home runs in only 6.1 innings of work. In contrast, Littell recorded a 2.92 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 61.1 frames in 2021. Part of that success can be attributed to increased velocity, as he averaged 95 mph on his fastball for the first time in his career. In turn, he posted a career-best 13.3% swinging-strike rate and 25 K%. Perhaps most importantly, Littell was able to keep the ball in the yard in 2021 (1.0 HR/9), something that has caused him problems in past seasons and could continue to be an issue due to his relatively heavy flyball lean. Looking ahead to 2022, Littell is unlikely to join the closer mix without significant injuries and struggles to others in the Giants' bullpen. Nevertheless, he has proven capable of turning in solid ratios with some strikeouts and could be relevant in NL-only leagues as well as deeper mixed leagues that reward holds.
Littell improved in his second season with the Twins and could carve out a steady role in the Minnesota bullpen. The 2013 11th-round draft pick -- now with his third organization -- found success at Triple-A and was productive in the majors as well with more of a strikeout punch than he showed in his 2018 stint. He had a 3.71 ERA and 25.7 K% at Triple-A Rochester. That success had him shuttled up and down from Triple-A to add depth to Minnesota's bullpen before he closed out the season in the majors in September. With the Twins, he improved his velocity (93.8 mph average fastball), reduced his walks (6.2%) and kept the ball in the park (0.97 HR/9). He'll need to improve his strikeout rate in the majors to be an impact reliever. Continued progress could lead to a steady role in middle relief.
Littell was a lightly-regarded 11th-round draft pick on his third organization before finding success at Triple-A with the Twins last season, which resulted in a late-season promotion to the majors. He had a 3.57 ERA and decent 8.3 K/9 at Triple-A. Littell struggled in the majors with a 6.20 ERA and just a 6.2 K/9. He has had command issues in the minors (3.4 BB/9 at Triple-A) and those issues were magnified in the majors (4.9 BB/9). He generates some groundballs (43.7%) and has average velocity (91.9 mph), but isn't outstanding enough in any area to project much upside. He'll likely just add rotation depth at Triple-A or work in low-leverage spots out of the bullpen, where he could add a couple ticks to his fastball.
More Fantasy News
Optioned to Triple-A
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
September 13, 2022
Littell was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Picks up third win
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
September 11, 2022
Littell (3-3) earned the win Sunday over the Cubs, allowed two hits and striking out two over 1.2 scoreless innings without walking a batter.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Handed loss Wednesday
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
September 8, 2022
Littell (2-3) allowed four runs on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Grabs win Saturday
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
September 3, 2022
Littell (2-2) earned the win Saturday over the Phillies, retiring the only batter he faced in the contest.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Picks up first save
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
August 21, 2022
Littell pitched a perfect 11th inning to earn the save in Sunday's 9-8 win over the Rockies.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.