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Adam Kolarek
Popularity: ↓ 9%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 11, #332, New York Mets | Maryland
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0 0.95 20 0 1 19.0 13 0.79
4 Seasons 11 3 3.32 143 0 4 116.2 81 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 20 3-0 0.95 19.0 13 0.79
4 Seasons 143 11-3 3.32 116.2 81 1.16

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
2017 135 28 1 3.6 87.6 6.5 28.6 .238 .385 .408 .339 .305 39.3 10.0 10.0 6.48 4.79
2018 504 116 3 2.6 87.5 2.2 26.7 .239 .344 .295 .271 .297 32.8 13.5 3.5 3.93 2.93
2019 794 165 10 6.1 87.6 0.3 23.0 .236 .374 .281 .289 .332 35.8 19.7 7.0 3.27 3.49
2020 252 55 0 0.0 84 -0.2 18.2 .223 .274 .191 .250 .277 20.0 18.1 5.6 0.95 2.81
ALL 1685 364 14 3.8 87 1.3 23.9 .235 .351 .281 .282 .311 32.7 16.8 6.0
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kolarek relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(79.8%) ,
Slider
(9.1%) ,
Changeup
(7.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(4%) ,


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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 Sinker 201 83 118 79.8 89.1 60 55 8 6 1 0 1 10 46 .145 .210 .218 .258 .186 .246 84.1 -5 2151 20.2 30.3
2020 Slider 23 8 15 9.1 77.6 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 .143 .159 .143 .229 .124 .161 79.1 40 1877 0.0 12.5
2020 Changeup 18 18 0 7.1 81.5 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 .500 .575 .500 .647 .435 .529 75.7 -3 2180 11.1 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 10 10 0 4.0 91.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2166 0.0 33.3
2019 Sinker 566 256 310 71.3 88.9 164 152 38 27 7 1 3 23 129 .250 .266 .368 .377 .291 .308 89.0 -6 2151 21.7 22.5
2019 4-Seam Fastball 84 81 3 10.6 91.6 25 24 3 1 0 0 2 12 12 .125 .117 .375 .280 .218 .183 80.2 30 2211 31.7 26.7
2019 Changeup 73 73 0 9.2 81.4 19 17 3 1 1 0 1 3 14 .176 .226 .412 .573 .285 .363 84.8 12 2173 29.7 13.6
2019 Slider 63 6 57 7.9 75.7 15 15 3 2 0 0 1 6 9 .200 .152 .400 .304 .245 .190 82.6 38 1979 35.0 27.3
2019 Cutter 8 8 0 1.0 83.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .098 .500 .107 .435 .100 86.2 -2 1329 50.0 16.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 4-Seamer LAD L 10 91.2 19.6 -2.6 -16 12.1 4.8 66
2020 Slider LAD L 23 77.6 37.9 -1.9 -5 5 -6.5 -57
2020 Sinker LAD L 201 89.1 37.4 0.8 2 16.8 0 0
2020 Changeup LAD L 18 81.5 43.4 0.5 1 18.2 1.7 10
2019 Changeup LAD L 73 81.4 44.2 0.5 1 19.9 1.1 6
2019 Sinker LAD L 566 88.9 39.3 1.7 4 18.6 0.2 1
2019 4-Seamer LAD L 84 91.6 19.1 -1.7 -10 13.3 5.5 71
2019 Cutter LAD L 8 83 36 -1.4 -4 2 -5.8 -152
2019 Slider LAD L 63 75.7 41 -3 -7 9.3 -0.8 -8
2018 4-Seamer TB L 55 92.1 18.8 -1.8 -10 14 6.3 81
2018 Curveball TB L 1 71.8 65.9 1.5 2 8.1 -3.8 -32
2018 Slider TB L 70 78.2 44.7 2.1 5 5.2 -5.3 -51
2018 Sinker TB L 266 89.6 38.6 3.9 11 18.9 0.9 5
2018 Changeup TB L 111 82.4 41.1 2 5 20.6 4.3 26
2017 Slider TB L 2 74.5 46.7 -2.2 -4 7.7 -5.6 -42
2017 Changeup TB L 9 77.8 49.3 1.8 4 15.5 0.4 3
2017 Sinker TB L 105 87.7 39.9 4.2 12 16.5 -0.8 -5
2017 4-Seamer TB L 14 91.4 18.2 -2.1 -13 13.5 5.4 66
2017 Curveball TB L 5 66.9 62.3 1.6 3 14.8 4.7 46
! 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 %
2020 4-Seamer -1.8 0 10 4.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 33.3 .000
2020 Changeup 5.7 1 18 7.1 4 .500 .500 .450 11.1 0.0 0.0 .575 .647 .529 0.0
2020 Slider -0.7 0 23 9.1 7 .143 .143 .129 0.0 28.6 12.5 .159 .229 .161 0.0
2020 Sinker -4.3 -9 201 79.8 60 .145 .218 .206 20.2 16.7 30.3 .210 .258 .247 23.9
2019 Cutter 5.4 0 8 1.0 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 50.0 16.7 .098 .107 .100 0.0
2019 Slider 1.4 1 63 7.9 15 .200 .400 .207 35.0 40.0 27.3 .152 .304 .190 22.2
2019 Changeup 0.0 0 73 9.2 19 .176 .412 .292 29.7 15.8 13.6 .226 .573 .364 35.7
2019 4-Seamer -2.6 -2 84 10.6 25 .125 .375 .224 31.7 48.0 26.7 .117 .280 .184 16.7
2019 Sinker -1.4 -8 566 71.3 164 .250 .368 .317 21.7 14.0 22.5 .266 .377 .308 38.8
2018 4-Seamer -2.5 -1 55 10.9 14 .154 .231 .204 28.0 42.9 18.2 .186 .219 .218 42.9
2018 Slider 0.0 0 70 13.9 18 .278 .444 .326 23.3 11.1 9.1 .238 .366 .262 18.8
2018 Changeup 1.8 2 111 22.0 34 .324 .441 .332 19.6 11.8 13.8 .278 .390 .289 36.7
2018 Sinker -2.2 -6 266 52.8 74 .290 .348 .312 18.7 9.5 13.2 .230 .340 .276 33.3
2018 Curveball -3.7 0 1 0.2
2017 Slider -11.2 0 2 1.5 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .028 .064 .370 0.0
2017 Curveball -1.6 0 5 3.7 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .054 .081 .381 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -10.8 -2 14 10.4 7 .000 .000 .100 30.0 42.9 23.1 .090 .091 .170 0.0
2017 Sinker 4.2 4 105 77.8 27 .391 .739 .538 12.8 3.7 5.6 .293 .488 .375 47.8
2017 Changeup 2.2 0 9 6.7 50.0 0.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 10 91.2 96 17.8 10:30 10:30 0
2020 Slider 23 77.6 34 8.1 2:30 1:30 60
2020 Changeup 17 81.3 100 19.5 8:45 8:30 15
2020 Sinker 197 89.1 94 18.3 9:00 8:30 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 34 130 0 1 1 0 3
2018 139 500 -1 -7 1 1 -5
2019 225 806 -5 -13 5 3 -10
2020 93 320 -2 -5 2 2 -4
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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 %
2017 135 49.6 68.7 91.3 22.1 60.0 39.3 62.5 45.2 16.4 11.1 73.3
2018 504 53.1 64.4 87.2 33.1 62.8 42.3 61.7 49.6 20.4 6.6 69.7
2019 794 46.0 64.9 84.0 33.1 61.3 44.1 63.3 47.7 24.5 5.8 63.0
2020 252 45.2 65.8 88.0 31.2 72.1 44.4 58.3 46.8 17.8 5.6 71.4
ALL 1685 48.3 65.2 86.2 31.9 63.3 43.2 62.0 48.0 21.7 6.4 67.6
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 %
2017 60.7 21.4 17.9 0.0 25.0 39.3 35.7 3.6 46.4 10.7 17.9 14.3 3.6
2018 58.6 14.7 22.4 4.3 31.0 42.2 26.7 2.6 46.6 17.2 23.3 6.9 2.6
2019 66.7 12.1 17.6 3.6 35.2 33.3 31.5 3.0 56.4 9.7 19.4 4.2 6.1
2020 63.6 14.5 18.2 3.6 47.3 34.5 18.2 9.1 47.3 20.0 23.6 0.0 0.0
ALL 63.2 14.0 19.2 3.6 34.9 36.8 28.3 3.8 51.1 13.7 21.2 5.2 3.8
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

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017
2018 14 33 1
2019 79 63 76 82 71 74 67 75 56 24 67 43 79 6 24
2020 10 23
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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 22.3 7 7.0 0.0 1 5 4 57.1
2020 23.8 2 2.6 -0.6 0 2 2 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 7 9 7 9 6 7 8 7 7 10 8 5 8 7 9 5 6 6 6 5 7 7 6 6 9 7 5 6 6 9
2020 2 2 4 2 4 2 2 3 4 2 4 3 2 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 4
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.1 90 1.9 89.2 -0.8 89.2 0
Offspeed Velocity 77.8 82.4 4.6 81.4 -1 81.5 0.1
Breaking Velocity 69.1 78.1 9 75.7 -2.4 77.6 1.9
Exit Velocity 87.6 87.5 -0.1 87.6 0.1 84 -3.6
Launch Angle 6.5 2.2 -4.3 .3 -1.9 -.2 -0.5
Barrel % 3.6 2.6 -1 6.1 3.5 0 -6.1
Hard Hit % 39.3 32.8 -6.5 35.8 3 20 -15.8
Sweet Spot % 28.6 26.7 -1.9 23 -3.7 18.2 -4.8
xBA .238 .239 0.001 .236 -0.003 .223 -0.013
BA .29 .284 -0.006 .229 -0.055 .164 -0.065
xwOBA .339 .271 -0.068 .289 0.018 .25 -0.039
wOBA .408 .295 -0.113 .281 -0.014 .191 -0.09
xSLG .385 .344 -0.041 .374 0.03 .274 -0.1
SLG .548 .373 -0.175 .376 0.003 .224 -0.152
K% 10 13.5 3.5 19.7 6.2 18.1 -1.6
BB% 10 3.5 -6.5 7 3.5 5.6 -1.4
Swing % 45.2 49.6 4.4 47.7 -1.9 46.8 -0.9
Whiff% 16.4 20.4 4 24.5 4.1 17.8 -6.7
In Zone Swing % 49.6 53.1 3.5 46 -7.1 45.2 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 50.4 46.9 -3.5 54 7.1 54.8 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 30 24.8 -5.2 34.1 9.3 22.2 -11.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 61.7 -0.8 63.3 1.6 58.3 -5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 38 .408 24 0 0.0 14 2 14.3
2018 140 .295 86 0 0.0 54 5 9.3
2019 225 .281 112 1 0.9 113 15 13.3
2020 72 .191 32 8 25.0 40 14 35.0

Pitch Distribution