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A.J. Cole
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 240LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 4, #116, Washington Nationals | Oviedo HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 1.13 6 0 1 8.0 7 0.88
7 Seasons 14 10 4.51 109 19 4 205.1 208 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 0-0 1.13 8.0 7 0.88
7 Seasons 109 14-10 4.51 205.1 208 1.44

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 157 34 2 5.9 90.8 106.3 15.4 29.4 .289 .413 .340 .318 .404 47.1 20.5 2.3 5.79 4.40
2016 24 674 113 11 9.7 88.8 114.7 23.9 28.3 .181 .353 .328 .263 .296 28 23.2 8.3 5.17 2.97
2017 25 937 155 8 5.2 87.8 113.8 14.2 32.9 .258 .429 .348 .344 .372 34.2 19.1 12.2 3.81 5.31
2018 26 877 140 16 11.4 88.1 112.6 18.3 42.1 .242 .452 .389 .334 .422 35.5 26.7 10 6.14 4.86
2019 27 481 80 4 5 86.9 111.3 20.5 32.5 .227 .373 .341 .277 .340 23.8 25.4 6.8 3.81 3.40
2020 28 390 66 2 3 86.7 110.2 22.3 22.7 .190 .292 .290 .243 .268 27.3 21.1 9.5 3.09 2.48
2021 29 114 22 3 13.6 91.3 107.3 23.1 50 .228 .449 .261 .300 .378 40.9 23.3 3.3 1.13 3.85
3630 610 46 7.5 88.1 114.7 19.1 33.4 .229 .399 .344 .304 .356 32.2 23 9.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cole relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.1%) ,
Slider
(23.7%) ,
Cutter
(19.3%) ,
Curveball
(11.4%) ,
Changeup
(3.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 48 33 15 42.1 93.8 10 10 4 2 2 0 0 1 9 .400 .392 .600 .695 .424 .462 94.5 21 2322 6.6 33.3 9.1
2021 Slider 27 25 2 23.7 84.8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 .000 .091 .000 .343 .000 .178 94.8 36 2393 6.4 40.0 25.0
2021 Cutter 22 12 10 19.3 89.7 10 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 .111 .144 .444 .315 .270 .242 87.1 31 2229 6.4 17.6 33.3
2021 Curveball 13 1 12 11.4 78.2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .245 .500 .274 .440 .244 94.1 -5 2310 6.2 0.0 0.0
2021 Changeup 4 0 4 3.5 87.6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .267 .000 .288 .000 .246 76.7 8 2070 6.4 0.0 0.0
2020 Slider 177 133 44 45.4 83.5 51 47 12 9 1 1 1 14 34 .255 .168 .383 .203 .296 .195 82.2 24 2288 6.4 30.2 18.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 134 77 57 34.4 93.4 22 19 3 1 1 0 1 3 17 .158 .200 .368 .384 .250 .277 93.6 24 2331 6.6 26.6 13.0
2020 Cutter 38 15 23 9.7 88.6 11 10 2 0 1 0 1 1 9 .200 .226 .600 .447 .356 .319 86.5 4 2172 6.5 16.0 7.1
2020 Changeup 31 1 30 7.9 86.3 6 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 .400 .309 .400 .536 .411 .423 88.6 12 2073 6.5 33.3 14.3
2020 Curveball 10 2 8 2.6 78.3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .158 .000 .176 .000 .148 69.7 59 2197 6.4 33.3 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 44.1 17.6 26.5 11.8 32.4 38.2 29.4 2.9 26.5 26.5 32.4 2.9 5.9
2016 31.9 28.3 22.1 17.7 38.9 35.4 25.7 0 24.8 42.5 14.2 3.5 9.7
2017 45.2 24.5 21.9 8.4 29.7 41.3 29 4.5 27.1 25.8 28.4 6.5 5.2
2018 34.3 35.7 22.9 7.1 40 36.4 23.6 1.4 21.4 27.1 26.4 8.6 11.4
2019 31.3 35 23.8 10 35 31.3 33.8 5 18.8 41.3 23.8 5 5
2020 34.8 30.3 19.7 15.2 45.5 34.8 19.7 6.1 22.7 42.4 19.7 6.1 3
2021 27.3 31.8 31.8 9.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 0 22.7 36.4 13.6 13.6 13.6
36.6 29.7 22.8 11 36.6 36.7 26.7 3 23.6 33.4 23.4 6.2 7.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Cutter TOR R 22 89.7 23.6 2.2 9 0.3 -2.5 -112
2021 Slider TOR R 27 84.8 32.6 -3.8 -11 1.6 -4 -71
2021 Changeup TOR R 4 87.6 24.2 -4.7 -16 16.1 2.2 15
2021 Curveball TOR R 13 78.2 47.8 -7 -13 5.1 -4.2 -45
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 48 93.8 13.1 1.4 10 7.3 0.4 6
2020 Changeup TOR R 31 86.3 28.2 -2.1 -7 17.4 4.1 31
2020 Curveball TOR R 10 78.3 45.6 -8.5 -16 5.8 -4.4 -43
2020 Cutter TOR R 38 88.6 23.3 3.6 13 2.3 -4.7 -193
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 134 93.4 14.3 0.9 6 8.3 1.1 16
2020 Slider TOR R 177 83.5 33.2 -5.4 -14 1.7 -4.5 -72
2019 Changeup CLE R 10 86.5 25.1 -4.2 -14 15.7 2 15
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 216 94.4 13.4 1.6 10 8.4 1 14
2019 Slider CLE R 221 83.8 33.4 -4 -11 1.6 -3.8 -70
2019 Curveball CLE R 34 78.8 45.4 -9.2 -17 4.9 -5.1 -51
2018 Slider NYY R 378 84.4 33.1 -3.9 -10 1 -3.9 -79
2018 Changeup NYY R 23 86.5 28.6 -1.7 -6 16.5 2.7 20
2018 Curveball NYY R 176 79.5 44.2 -9.2 -17 3.5 -5.8 -62
2018 Sinker NYY R 112 92.4 19.1 -3 -14 13.7 -0.8 -6
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 182 94 14.8 0.7 4 7.6 0.1 2
2017 Curveball WSH R 166 79.7 40.5 -10.2 -20 6.7 -1.8 -21
2017 Slider WSH R 197 85.2 27.1 -6.6 -20 3.4 -0.2 -5
2017 Sinker WSH R 82 92.9 18.4 -1.6 -8 13.1 -1.5 -10
2017 4-Seamer WSH R 431 93.2 14.3 -0.1 -1 9.4 1.9 25
2017 Changeup WSH R 61 86.2 26.7 -1.1 -4 11.1 -2.6 -19
2016 Curveball WSH R 51 75.1 48.9 -9.2 -16 4.7 -5.2 -53
2016 Sinker WSH R 133 91.3 17 -3.3 -16 16.3 1.7 12
2016 Slider WSH R 171 82.6 31.9 -4.7 -13 1.4 -2.2 -61
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 215 91.4 13.8 1.4 9 13.1 4.8 58
2016 Changeup WSH R 44 84.1 29.2 -0.8 -3 16.3 2.8 21
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Changeup -1.1 0 4 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .288 .246 0
2021 Curveball 0.2 0 13 11.4 2 .5 .5 .45 0 0 0 .245 .274 .243 50
2021 Slider -5.7 -2 27 23.7 7 0 0 0 40 57.1 25 .091 .343 .178 33.3
2021 4-Seamer 0 0 48 42.1 10 .4 .6 .43 33.3 10 9.1 .392 .695 .462 66.7
2021 Cutter -0.5 0 22 19.3 10 .111 .444 .27 17.6 20 33.3 .144 .315 .242 14.3
2020 Curveball -9.1 -1 10 2.6 3 0 0 0 33.3 33.3 50 .158 .176 .148 0
2020 Changeup 3.2 1 31 7.9 6 .4 .4 .417 33.3 16.7 14.3 .309 .536 .423 50
2020 Cutter 0.3 0 38 9.7 11 .2 .6 .359 16 9.1 7.1 .226 .447 .319 55.6
2020 4-Seamer -3.2 -4 134 34.4 22 .158 .368 .252 26.6 13.6 13 .2 .384 .277 41.2
2020 Slider 1.2 2 177 45.4 51 .255 .383 .301 30.2 27.5 18.7 .168 .203 .195 11.8
2019 Curveball -2.7 -1 34 7.1 13 .25 .333 .304 11.1 15.4 33.3 .274 .496 .297 18.2
2019 4-Seamer 1 2 216 44.9 42 .31 .571 .415 21.6 28.6 18.5 .264 .441 .296 40
2019 Slider 1.6 3 221 45.9 63 .283 .453 .375 40.7 25.4 16.3 .188 .291 .261 12.8
2019 Changeup -1.2 0 10 2.1
2018 Changeup 9.5 2 23 2.6 5 .667 .667 .64 0 0 0 .43 .508 .521 66.7
2018 Sinker 6.6 7 112 12.8 29 .462 1.154 .669 26 13.8 26.7 .386 .97 .578 59.1
2018 4-Seamer 5.8 11 182 20.8 30 .519 .963 .635 21.1 3.3 4.3 .419 .717 .505 53.8
2018 Curveball -0.5 -1 176 20.1 46 .256 .535 .34 28.6 32.6 25 .202 .387 .273 31
2018 Slider -1.1 -4 378 43.1 108 .168 .337 .279 42.9 36.1 26.7 .169 .273 .251 19
2017 Changeup 5.1 3 61 6.5 15 .5 .583 .523 24 13.3 15.4 .388 .455 .432 40
2017 Sinker 3.8 3 82 8.8 21 .471 .824 .581 3 0 0 .39 .635 .482 52.9
2017 Curveball -0.8 -1 166 17.7 32 .143 .25 .233 27.3 28.1 18 .145 .207 .218 21.1
2017 Slider -1.9 -4 197 21 51 .209 .326 .304 42 31.4 21.3 .215 .308 .299 22.2
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -3 431 46 111 .253 .463 .345 17.6 15.3 14.2 .27 .509 .366 36.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 31 86.3 96 19.6 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 Curveball 10 78.3 31 7.1 9:00 8:00 60
2020 Cutter 38 88.6 70 10.9 12:45 12:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 133 93.4 95 18.7 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 177 83.5 32 5.4 12:00 11:15 45
2021 Curveball 13 78.2 43 8 7:45 7:30 15
2021 Cutter 22 89.7 70 9.4 12:45 12:00 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 48 93.8 95 19.1 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 27 84.8 26 4.9 11:45 11:00 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 42 148 1 4 0 0 5
2016 155 626 -4 1 4 3 3
2017 230 937 -7 -8 10 3 -2
2018 218 871 2 1 8 4 15
2019 118 480 0 1 2 1 5
2020 96 404 1 -6 3 2 0
2021 30 114 0 -2 0 0 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 157 47.4 70.8 88.2 26.3 57.1 43.4 43.2 47.8 21.3 5.3 50
2016 674 45.1 68.3 82.5 30.1 62.5 40.5 58.3 46.7 23.2 6.3 70
2017 937 48.2 65.5 79.1 26.2 65.4 42 61.3 45.1 23.9 6.9 75.4
2018 877 47.4 63.4 76.7 29.7 44.1 39.4 60.2 45.7 32.9 5.9 78.4
2019 481 50.9 75.5 75.7 28.4 52.2 43.9 59.3 52.4 30.2 7.9 92.1
2020 390 45.6 70.8 78.6 28.8 60.7 42.1 49.5 47.9 27.3 6.7 76.9
2021 114 52.6 71.7 76.7 27.8 53.3 50 53.3 50.9 27.6 6.1 100
3630 47.7 67.9 78.8 28.4 56.5 41.7 57.8 47.1 27.2 6.6 77.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2016 28 16 23
2017 16 30 33 37 7 78 65 33 41 30 6 48 16 56 24 21
2018 18 44 12 4 37 49 1 57 46 74 23 92 18 62 35 27
2019 73 82 29
2020 95 88 92 88 90 88 95 79 95 35 41 53 95 42 53 15
2021
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 4 3.6 0 0 3 2 50
2020 22.7 4 2.4 2 2 2 1 25
2021 25.9 1 1.4 0 1 1 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5
2020 4 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 1 3 2 3 1 2 4 4 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 3
2021 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 91.4 0.3 93.1 1.7 93.4 0.3 94.4 1 92.3 -2.1 92.5 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 82.5 84.1 1.6 86.2 2.1 86.5 0.3 86.5 0 86.3 -0.2 87.6 1.3
Breaking Velocity 78.5 80.9 2.4 82.7 1.8 82.8 0.1 83.1 0.3 83.2 0.1 82.7 -0.5
Exit Velocity 90.8 88.8 -2 87.8 -1 88.1 0.3 86.9 -1.2 86.7 -0.2 91.3 4.6
Launch Angle 15.4 23.9 8.5 14.2 -9.7 18.3 4.1 20.5 2.2 22.3 1.8 23.1 0.8
Barrel % 5.9 9.7 3.8 5.2 -4.5 11.4 6.2 5 -6.4 3 -2 13.6 10.6
Hard Hit % 47.1 28 -19.1 34.2 6.2 35.5 1.3 23.8 -11.7 27.3 3.5 40.9 13.6
Sweet Spot % 29.4 28.3 -1.1 32.9 4.6 42.1 9.2 32.5 -9.6 22.7 -9.8 50 27.3
xBA .289 .181 -0.108 .258 0.077 .242 -0.016 .227 -0.015 .19 -0.037 .228 0.038
BA .341 .248 -0.093 .262 0.014 .281 0.019 .29 0.009 .226 -0.064 .207 -0.019
xwOBA .318 .263 -0.055 .344 0.081 .334 -0.01 .277 -0.057 .243 -0.034 .3 0.057
wOBA .34 .328 -0.012 .348 0.02 .389 0.041 .341 -0.048 .29 -0.051 .261 -0.029
xSLG .413 .353 -0.06 .429 0.076 .452 0.023 .373 -0.079 .292 -0.081 .449 0.157
SLG .463 .463 0 .441 -0.022 .577 0.136 .486 -0.091 .393 -0.093 .379 -0.014
K% 20.5 23.2 2.7 19.1 -4.1 26.7 7.6 25.4 -1.3 21.1 -4.3 23.3 2.2
BB% 2.3 8.3 6 12.2 3.9 10 -2.2 6.8 -3.2 9.5 2.7 3.3 -6.2
Swing % 47.8 46.7 -1.1 45.1 -1.6 45.7 0.6 52.4 6.7 47.9 -4.5 50.9 3
Whiff% 21.3 23.2 1.9 23.9 0.7 32.9 9 30.2 -2.7 27.3 -2.9 27.6 0.3
In Zone % 47.4 45.1 -2.3 48.2 3.1 47.4 -0.8 50.9 3.5 45.6 -5.3 52.6 7
Out of Zone % 52.6 54.9 2.3 51.8 -3.1 52.6 0.8 49.1 -3.5 54.4 5.3 47.4 -7
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 30.1 3.8 26.2 -3.9 29.7 3.5 28.4 -1.3 28.8 0.4 27.8 -1
First Pitch Swing % 25 25 0 29.1 4.1 29 -0.1 31.4 2.4 24.2 -7.2 20 -4.2
First Pitch Strike % 43.2 58.3 15.1 61.3 3 60.2 -1.1 59.3 -0.9 49.5 -9.8 53.3 3.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 154 .337 69 1 1.4 85 39 45.9
2017 230 .348 108 6 5.6 122 21 17.2
2018 220 .389 127 22 17.3 93 51 54.8
2019 118 .341 75 1 1.3 43 15 34.9
2020 92 .293 54 12 22.2 38 23 60.5
2021 23 .248 14 1 7.1 9 8 88.9

Pitch Distribution