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A.J. Cole
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 240LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0 3.09 24 0 1 23.1 20 1.20
6 Seasons 14 10 4.65 103 19 3 197.1 201 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 24 3-0 3.09 23.1 20 1.20
6 Seasons 103 14-10 4.65 197.1 201 1.46

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 390 66 2 3.0 86.7 22.3 22.7 .194 .301 .286 .239 .263 27.3 21.1 9.5 3.09 2.57
2019 481 80 4 5.0 86.9 20.5 32.5 .229 .378 .341 .281 .346 23.8 25.4 6.8 3.81 3.30
2018 877 140 15 10.7 88 17.8 41.4 .243 .454 .389 .336 .426 36.2 26.7 10.0 6.14 4.66
2017 937 155 8 5.2 87.8 14.2 32.9 .269 .448 .348 .358 .393 34.2 19.1 12.2 3.81 5.43
2016 674 113 11 9.7 88.8 23.9 28.3 .194 .378 .328 .284 .330 26.5 23.2 8.3 5.17 3.20
2015 157 34 2 5.9 90 15.9 29.4 .287 .420 .339 .321 .414 43.8 20.5 2.3 5.79 4.10
ALL 3516 588 42 7.1 87.9 18.8 32.7 .235 .409 .347 .313 .369 31.5 22.9 9.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cole relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(45.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(34.4%) ,
Cutter
(9.7%) ,
Changeup
(7.9%) ,
Curveball
(2.6%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 177 133 44 45.4 83.5 51 47 12 9 1 1 1 14 34 .255 .170 .383 .208 .292 .193 82.2 24 2288 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 .207 .368 .390 .246 .271 93.6 24 2331 26.6 13.0
2020 Cutter 38 15 23 9.7 88.6 11 10 2 0 1 0 1 1 9 .200 .231 .600 .465 .350 .312 86.5 4 2172 16.0 7.1
2020 Changeup 31 1 30 7.9 86.3 6 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 .400 .317 .400 .571 .405 .413 88.6 12 2073 33.3 14.3
2020 Curveball 10 2 8 2.6 78.3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .164 .000 .186 .000 .148 69.7 59 2197 33.3 50.0
2019 Slider 221 187 34 45.9 83.8 63 53 15 10 3 0 2 16 39 .283 .190 .453 .295 .351 .266 84.6 21 2374 40.7 16.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 216 138 78 44.9 94.4 42 42 13 6 5 0 2 12 30 .310 .269 .571 .448 .362 .299 89.8 20 2406 21.8 18.5
2019 Curveball 34 0 34 7.1 78.8 13 12 3 2 1 0 0 2 11 .250 .263 .333 .498 .227 .289 81.9 23 2349 11.1 33.3
2019 Changeup 10 0 10 2.1 86.5 2189
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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
2020 Curveball TOR R 10 78.3 45.6 -8.6 -16 5.8 -4.4 -43
2020 Cutter TOR R 38 88.6 23.3 3.6 13 2.3 -4.8 -191
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 134 93.4 14.3 0.9 6 8.3 1.2 16
2020 Slider TOR R 177 83.5 33.2 -5.3 -14 1.7 -4.5 -73
2020 Changeup TOR R 31 86.3 28.2 -2.2 -7 17.4 4 30
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 11 8.4 1 14
2019 Curveball CLE R 34 78.8 45.4 -9.3 -17 4.9 -5.2 -52
2019 Slider CLE R 221 83.8 33.4 -4.2 -11 1.6 -3.8 -71
2018 Slider NYY R 378 84.4 33.1 -3.9 -11 1 -3.9 -79
2018 Changeup NYY R 23 86.5 28.6 -1.7 -6 16.5 2.7 20
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 182 94 14.8 0.7 4 7.6 0.1 2
2018 Sinker NYY R 112 92.4 19.1 -3 -14 13.7 -0.8 -6
2018 Curveball NYY R 176 79.5 44.2 -9.3 -17 3.5 -5.8 -62
2017 Changeup WSH R 61 86.2 26.7 -1.1 -4 11.1 -2.6 -19
2017 Slider WSH R 197 85.2 27.1 -6.6 -20 3.4 -0.2 -5
2017 4-Seamer WSH R 431 93.2 14.3 -0.1 0 9.4 1.9 25
2017 Curveball WSH R 166 79.7 40.5 -10.1 -20 6.7 -1.9 -22
2017 Sinker WSH R 82 92.9 18.4 -1.7 -8 13.1 -1.5 -10
2016 Changeup WSH R 44 84 29.2 -0.8 -3 16.3 2.8 21
2016 Sinker WSH R 133 91.4 17 -3.3 -16 16.3 1.7 12
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 215 91.5 13.8 1.4 9 13.1 4.8 58
2016 Curveball WSH R 51 75.1 48.9 -9.3 -16 4.7 -5.2 -53
2016 Slider WSH R 171 82.6 31.9 -4.8 -13 1.4 -2.2 -62
2015 Changeup WSH R 30 82.4 29.9 -0.2 -1 12.9 0 0
2015 Slider WSH R 12 81.1 34.2 -5 -13 4.6 0.6 14
2015 4-Seamer WSH R 84 91.1 16.9 -1.8 -12 9.8 2 25
2015 Sinker WSH R 11 91.5 18.6 -1.5 -7 13 -1.5 -10
2015 Curveball WSH R 8 74.5 52.2 -7.3 -12 6.6 -2.1 -24
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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 %
2020 Slider 1.4 2 177 45.4 51 0.255 0.383 0.301 30.2 27.5 18.7 0.170 0.208 0.193 11.8
2020 4-Seamer -3.2 -4 134 34.4 22 0.158 0.368 0.252 26.6 13.6 13.0 0.207 0.390 0.272 41.2
2020 Cutter 0.7 0 38 9.7 11 0.200 0.600 0.359 16.0 9.1 7.1 0.231 0.465 0.313 55.6
2020 Changeup 3.4 1 31 7.9 6 0.400 0.400 0.417 33.3 16.7 14.3 0.317 0.571 0.415 50.0
2020 Curveball -8.8 -1 10 2.6 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 33.3 33.3 50.0 0.164 0.186 0.148 0.0
2019 Changeup -1.2 0 10 2.1
2019 Slider 1.6 4 221 45.9 63 0.283 0.453 0.375 40.7 25.4 16.3 0.190 0.295 0.268 12.8
2019 4-Seamer 1.0 2 216 44.9 42 0.310 0.571 0.415 21.8 28.6 18.5 0.269 0.448 0.299 40.0
2019 Curveball -2.4 -1 34 7.1 13 0.250 0.333 0.304 11.1 15.4 33.3 0.263 0.498 0.289 18.2
2018 Slider -1.3 -5 378 43.1 108 0.168 0.337 0.272 43.4 36.1 26.7 0.172 0.280 0.247 19.0
2018 Curveball -0.3 -1 176 20.1 46 0.256 0.535 0.328 28.9 32.6 25.0 0.195 0.355 0.262 34.5
2018 4-Seamer 5.9 11 182 20.8 30 0.519 0.963 0.635 21.3 3.3 4.3 0.427 0.725 0.512 53.8
2018 Sinker 6.8 8 112 12.8 29 0.462 1.154 0.669 27.1 13.8 26.7 0.387 0.989 0.584 59.1
2018 Changeup 9.8 2 23 2.6 5 0.667 0.667 0.640 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.429 0.514 0.535 66.7
2017 4-Seamer -0.8 -3 431 46.0 111 0.253 0.463 0.348 18.0 15.3 14.2 0.281 0.532 0.380 36.6
2017 Slider -1.9 -4 197 21.0 51 0.209 0.326 0.304 42.0 31.4 21.3 0.218 0.303 0.299 22.2
2017 Curveball -0.6 -1 166 17.7 32 0.143 0.250 0.240 27.8 28.1 18.0 0.154 0.223 0.233 21.1
2017 Sinker 3.8 3 82 8.8 21 0.471 0.824 0.581 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.428 0.692 0.518 52.9
2017 Changeup 5.2 3 61 6.5 15 0.500 0.583 0.523 24.0 13.3 15.4 0.396 0.469 0.447 40.0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 96 404 1 -6 4 3 0
2019 118 479 0 1 3 2 5
2018 216 865 3 1 8 4 15
2017 226 929 -7 -7 10 3 -2
2016 153 607 -4 1 2 3 3
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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 %
2020 390 45.9 70.4 78.6 28.9 60.7 42.1 49.5 47.9 27.3 6.7 76.9
2019 481 50.9 75.1 76.1 28.4 52.2 43.9 59.3 52.2 30.3 7.9 92.1
2018 877 47.4 63.0 77.3 28.8 45.5 39.4 60.2 45.0 33.4 5.9 76.5
2017 937 48.2 64.6 80.1 26.0 65.9 42.0 61.3 44.6 24.2 6.9 75.4
2016 674 45.1 66.4 84.2 29.5 62.4 40.2 58.3 46.1 23.5 6.1 70.7
2015 157 47.4 69.9 88.2 27.2 54.5 43.5 43.2 47.8 21.3 5.2 50.0
ALL 3516 47.5 66.9 79.7 28.1 57.1 41.3 58.0 46.6 27.4 6.5 76.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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 3.0
2019 31.3 35.0 23.8 10.0 35.0 31.3 33.8 5.0 18.8 41.3 23.8 5.0 5.0
2018 34.3 36.4 22.1 7.1 40.0 36.4 23.6 1.4 22.9 27.1 26.4 9.3 10.7
2017 45.2 24.5 21.9 8.4 29.7 41.3 29.0 3.9 27.1 25.8 28.4 6.5 5.2
2016 31.9 28.3 22.1 17.7 38.9 35.4 25.7 0.0 24.8 42.5 14.2 3.5 9.7
2015 41.2 17.6 29.4 11.8 32.4 38.2 29.4 2.9 23.5 26.5 29.4 2.9 5.9
ALL 36.7 29.8 22.4 11.1 36.6 36.7 26.7 2.9 23.8 33.3 23.6 6.1 7.1
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 93 .286 54 12 22.2 39 23 59.0
2019 118 .341 75 1 1.3 43 15 34.9
2018 220 .389 127 22 17.3 93 51 54.8
2017 230 .348 108 6 5.6 122 21 17.2
2016 156 .335 70 1 1.4 86 39 45.3

Pitch Distribution