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Adam Kolarek
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
2021 0 0 8.00 12 0 0 9.0 4 2.22
5 Seasons 11 3 3.65 155 0 4 125.2 85 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 0-0 8.00 9.0 4 2.22
5 Seasons 155 11-3 3.65 125.2 85 1.23

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
2017 28 135 28 1 3.6 87.6 106.1 6.5 28.6 .233 .385 .408 .335 .301 39.3 10 10 6.48 5.00
2018 29 504 116 3 2.6 87.5 110.6 2.2 27.6 .238 .344 .295 .272 .298 32.8 13.5 3.5 3.93 3.12
2019 30 794 165 10 6.1 87.6 116.8 0.3 23 .227 .359 .280 .280 .318 35.8 19.7 7 3.27 3.48
2020 31 252 55 0 0 84 105.7 -0.2 18.2 .223 .270 .194 .254 .281 20 18.1 5.6 0.95 2.70
2021 32 190 41 3 7.3 90.1 112 -2 19.5 .285 .425 .407 .353 .337 34.1 7.8 9.8 8.00 5.51
1875 405 17 4.2 87.3 116.8 1 23.7 .235 .350 .294 .285 .308 32.8 15.9 6.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kolarek relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(70%) ,
Changeup
(18.4%) ,
Slider
(10.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.1%) ,


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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 Sinker 133 76 57 70.0 88.6 40 34 12 10 1 0 1 3 32 .353 .259 .471 .328 .398 .313 84.2 -9 2179 6.6 10.5 11.5
2021 Changeup 35 35 0 18.4 82.0 8 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 7 .286 .325 .429 .469 .352 .382 91.2 16 2191 6.7 17.6 0.0
2021 Slider 20 3 17 10.5 75.9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .267 .000 .303 .000 .251 108.6 1 1946 6.6 25.0 14.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 2 2 0 1.1 88.7 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 .917 4.000 3.656 2.007 1.874 106.0 31 1834 7.0 0.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 201 83 118 79.8 89.1 60 55 8 6 1 0 1 10 46 .145 .208 .218 .251 .188 .246 84.1 -5 2151 6.5 20.0 30.3
2020 Slider 23 8 15 9.1 77.6 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 .143 .164 .143 .241 .126 .176 79.1 40 1877 6.5 0.0 12.5
2020 Changeup 18 18 0 7.1 81.4 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 .500 .587 .500 .653 .441 .559 75.7 -3 2180 6.7 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 6.9 0.0 33.3
! 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 %
2017 60.7 21.4 17.9 0 25 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 42.2 26.7 3.4 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 3.6 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 23.6 0 0
2021 70.7 9.8 17.1 2.4 26.8 51.2 22 9.8 43.9 9.8 29.3 0 7.3
64 13.6 19 3.5 34.1 38.3 27.7 4.9 50.4 13.3 22 4.7 4.2
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 Changeup OAK L 34 82 42.7 1.6 4 18.7 1.9 11
2021 4-Seamer OAK L 2 88.7 23.3 -4.2 -22 13.6 7.3 116
2021 Sinker OAK L 133 88.6 35.4 2.5 8 18.3 1.6 9
2021 Slider OAK L 20 75.9 42.5 3.2 8 9.5 -3.9 -29
2020 Sinker LAD L 201 89.1 37.4 0.8 2 16.8 0 0
2020 4-Seamer LAD L 10 91.2 19.6 -2.7 -16 12.1 4.8 66
2020 Slider LAD L 23 77.6 37.9 -2 -5 5 -6.2 -56
2020 Changeup LAD L 18 81.4 43.4 0.6 1 18.2 1.7 10
2019 Slider LAD L 63 75.7 41 -3.2 -7 9.3 -0.5 -5
2019 Sinker LAD L 566 88.9 39.3 1.7 5 18.6 0.2 1
2019 Changeup LAD L 73 81.4 44.2 0.5 1 19.9 1.2 6
2019 4-Seamer LAD L 84 91.6 19.1 -1.8 -10 13.3 5.5 70
2019 Cutter LAD L 8 83 36 -1.8 -5 2 -5.6 -155
2018 Slider TB L 70 78.2 44.7 2.1 5 5.2 -5.3 -50
2018 Curveball TB L 1 71.8 65.9 1.5 2 8.1 -3.8 -32
2018 Changeup TB L 111 82.4 41.1 2 5 20.6 4.3 26
2018 Sinker TB L 266 89.6 38.6 4 11 18.9 0.9 5
2018 4-Seamer TB L 55 92.1 18.8 -1.9 -11 14 6.4 84
2017 Slider TB L 2 74.6 46.7 -1.7 -4 7.7 -4.7 -38
2017 Changeup TB L 9 77.8 49.3 1.8 4 15.5 0.4 2
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 -2.4 -15 13.5 5.6 71
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 %
2021 4-Seamer 52.5 1 2 1.1 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 .917 3.656 1.874 100
2021 Slider -0.4 0 20 10.5 2 0 0 0 25 50 14.3 .267 .302 .251 100
2021 Changeup 3.3 1 35 18.4 8 .286 .429 .356 17.6 0 0 .325 .469 .384 42.9
2021 Sinker 1.2 2 133 70 40 .353 .471 .404 10.5 7.5 11.5 .259 .327 .314 28.1
2020 4-Seamer -1.9 0 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 100 33.3 0
2020 Changeup 5.2 1 18 7.1 4 .5 .5 .45 11.1 0 0 .587 .653 .559 0
2020 Slider -0.7 0 23 9.1 7 .143 .143 .129 0 28.6 12.5 .164 .241 .176 0
2020 Sinker -4.4 -9 201 79.8 60 .145 .218 .206 20 16.7 30.3 .208 .251 .247 23.9
2019 Cutter 5.2 0 8 1 2 .5 .5 .45 50 50 16.7 .083 .097 .079 0
2019 Slider 1.3 1 63 7.9 15 .2 .4 .253 35 40 27.3 .13 .266 .162 22.2
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 73 9.2 19 .176 .412 .292 29.7 15.8 13.6 .217 .557 .356 35.7
2019 4-Seamer -2.7 -2 84 10.6 25 .125 .375 .224 31.7 48 26.7 .114 .285 .184 16.7
2019 Sinker -1.2 -7 566 71.3 164 .25 .368 .316 21.4 14 22.5 .257 .362 .299 38.8
2018 4-Seamer -2.4 -1 55 10.9 14 .154 .231 .204 28 42.9 18.2 .189 .22 .216 42.9
2018 Slider 0 0 70 13.9 18 .278 .444 .308 23.3 11.1 9.1 .244 .355 .256 18.8
2018 Changeup 1.7 2 111 22 34 .324 .441 .332 19.6 11.8 13.8 .27 .383 .283 36.7
2018 Sinker -2.2 -6 266 52.8 74 .29 .348 .312 18.4 9.5 13.2 .23 .345 .282 33.3
2018 Curveball -3.6 0 1 0.2
2017 Slider 6.9 0 2 1.5 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .027 .035 .362 0
2017 Curveball 11.4 1 5 3.7 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .047 .064 .374 0
2017 4-Seamer -7.3 -1 14 10.4 7 0 0 .1 30 42.9 23.1 .092 .097 .172 0
2017 Sinker 2.7 3 105 77.8 27 .391 .739 .504 12.5 3.7 5.6 .286 .489 .372 47.8
2017 Changeup 2.1 0 9 6.7 50 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 Changeup 17 81.3 100 19.5 8:45 8:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 10 91.2 96 17.8 10:30 10:30 0
2020 Sinker 194 89.1 94 18.3 9:00 8:30 30
2020 Slider 22 77.6 33 8 2:30 1:30 60
2021 Changeup 34 82 98 20.1 9:00 8:45 15
2021 Sinker 126 88.6 93 19.3 9:30 8:45 45
2021 Slider 19 75.9 43 10.6 3:00 2:30 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 38 135 0 -1 1 2 3
2018 140 503 -1 -7 2 1 -5
2019 228 812 -4 -13 4 5 -9
2020 93 322 -2 -5 2 1 -4
2021 51 190 4 -3 1 1 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 23.5 56.3 39.3 62.5 45.9 16.1 11.1 73.3
2018 504 53.1 64.8 86.7 33.5 62 42.3 61.7 50 20.2 6.6 72.7
2019 794 46 65.5 83.3 33.3 60.8 44.1 63.3 48.1 24.3 5.8 63
2020 252 45.2 66.7 86.8 31.2 72.1 44.4 58.3 47.2 17.6 5.6 71.4
2021 190 46.8 62.9 94.6 22.8 69.6 34.7 62.7 41.6 12.7 9.5 66.7
1875 48.1 65.4 86.4 31.3 63.2 42.4 62.1 47.7 20.7 6.7 68.3
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
2017
2018 14 34 2
2019 80 66 78 84 74 74 67 75 56 24 67 43 80 7 24
2020 11 24
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 22.3 7 7.1 0 2 5 4 57.1
2020 23.8 2 2.6 -1 0 2 2 100
2021 24.8 2 2 0 0 1 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 8 9 7 9 6 7 8 7 8 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
2021 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 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 88.1 90 1.9 89.2 -0.8 89.2 0 88.6 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 77.8 82.4 4.6 81.4 -1 81.4 0 82 0.6
Breaking Velocity 69.1 78.1 9 75.7 -2.4 77.6 1.9 75.9 -1.7
Exit Velocity 87.6 87.5 -0.1 87.6 0.1 84 -3.6 90.1 6.1
Launch Angle 6.5 2.2 -4.3 .3 -1.9 -.2 -0.5 -2 -1.8
Barrel % 3.6 2.6 -1 6.1 3.5 0 -6.1 7.3 7.3
Hard Hit % 39.3 32.8 -6.5 35.8 3 20 -15.8 34.1 14.1
Sweet Spot % 28.6 27.6 -1 23 -4.6 18.2 -4.8 19.5 1.3
xBA .233 .238 0.005 .227 -0.011 .223 -0.004 .285 0.062
BA .29 .284 -0.006 .229 -0.055 .164 -0.065 .341 0.177
xwOBA .335 .272 -0.063 .28 0.008 .254 -0.026 .353 0.099
wOBA .408 .295 -0.113 .28 -0.015 .194 -0.086 .407 0.213
xSLG .385 .344 -0.041 .359 0.015 .27 -0.089 .425 0.155
SLG .548 .373 -0.175 .376 0.003 .224 -0.152 .523 0.299
K% 10 13.5 3.5 19.7 6.2 18.1 -1.6 7.8 -10.3
BB% 10 3.5 -6.5 7 3.5 5.6 -1.4 9.8 4.2
Swing % 45.9 50 4.1 48.1 -1.9 47.2 -0.9 41.6 -5.6
Whiff% 16.1 20.2 4.1 24.3 4.1 17.6 -6.7 12.7 -4.9
In Zone % 49.6 53.1 3.5 46 -7.1 45.2 -0.8 46.8 1.6
Out of Zone % 50.4 46.9 -3.5 54 7.1 54.8 0.8 53.2 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.5 33.5 10 33.3 -0.2 31.2 -2.1 22.8 -8.4
First Pitch Swing % 32.5 26.2 -6.3 35.4 9.2 23.6 -11.8 17.6 -6
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 61.7 -0.8 63.3 1.6 58.3 -5 62.7 4.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 37 .419 24 0 0.0 13 2 15.4
2018 140 .295 86 0 0.0 54 5 9.3
2019 225 .280 112 1 0.9 113 15 13.3
2020 72 .194 32 8 25.0 40 14 35.0
2021 51 .407 29 4 13.8 22 15 68.2

Pitch Distribution