Anthony Kay
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 225LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #31, New York Mets | Connecticut
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 2.0 3 1.50
4 Seasons 4 2 5.48 28 7 0 70.2 77 1.63
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-0 4.50 2.0 3 1.50
4 Seasons 28 4-2 5.48 70.2 77 1.63

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 258 44 2 4.5 3.2 85.6 104.5 6.8 29.5 .272 .399 .290 .325 .370 29.5 20.6 7.9 5.79 4.69
2020 25 409 62 5 8.1 5.1 88.7 111.8 15.4 35.5 .268 .466 .364 .359 .417 37.1 22.4 14.3 5.14 5.66
2021 26 649 96 8 8.3 5.1 86.7 111.2 7.3 46.9 .254 .429 .384 .344 .407 33.3 25.0 11.5 5.61 5.12
2022 27 39 5 1 20 10 104.8 116.2 17.8 60.0 .291 .374 .393 .435 .588 100.0 30.0 10.0 4.50 8.90
Player 1355 207 16 7.7 4.9 87.5 116.2 9.8 40.1 .263 .432 .360 .348 .407 35.3 23.5 11.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kay relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(61.5%) ,
Slider
(33.3%) ,
Curveball
(5.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 54.5 13.6 22.7 9.1 36.4 43.2 20.5 6.8 40.9 13.6 27.3 6.8 4.5 3.2
2020 37.1 25.8 29.0 8.1 30.6 41.9 27.4 6.5 17.7 32.3 27.4 4.8 8.1 5.1
2021 47.9 21.9 27.1 3.1 35.4 31.3 33.3 4.2 39.6 16.7 25.0 6.3 8.3 5.1
2022 20.0 20.0 60.0 0.0 80.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 60.0 0.0 20.0 10.0
Player 45.4 21.3 27.5 5.8 35.3 36.7 28.0 5.3 32.4 20.8 27.1 5.8 7.7 4.9
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 4-Seamer TOR L 24 94.5 16.9 -2.2 -15 3.7 -3.6 -49
2022 Curveball TOR L 2 79.1 58.1 4.2 8 9.5 0.5 6
2022 Slider TOR L 13 83.0 44.8 5.7 14 6.9 -1.5 -17
2021 Slider TOR L 58 82.5 44.7 5.3 14 6.5 -1.0 -14
2021 Changeup TOR L 74 86.2 27.5 -3.0 -10 11.1 -3.2 -22
2021 Curveball TOR L 68 77.8 55.3 0.0 0 8.6 -0.6 -6
2021 Cutter TOR L 70 88.0 31.1 -3.4 -12 1.9 -0.5 -22
2021 4-Seamer TOR L 379 94.5 15.3 -0.5 -4 5.8 -1.5 -21
2020 Cutter TOR L 9 86.9 31.6 -3.5 -13 4.8 2.4 97
2020 Curveball TOR L 95 77.9 55.7 1.3 2 10.6 1.1 12
2020 4-Seamer TOR L 231 93.6 15.7 -0.4 -3 6.4 -0.9 -12
2020 Changeup TOR L 74 86.3 26.6 -4.1 -13 10.9 -3.0 -22
2019 4-Seamer TOR L 159 93.4 15.6 0.6 4 9.5 1.6 20
2019 Curveball TOR L 49 78.1 54.7 -0.9 -2 10.7 0.5 4
2019 Changeup TOR L 50 85.4 29.0 -1.9 -6 16.4 2.4 17
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -3.9 -1 24 61.5 7 .200 .400 .279 54.5 42.9 50.0 .152 .189 .336 100.0
2022 Slider 2.9 0 13 33.3 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .637 .838 .644 100.0
2022 Curveball 17.9 0 2 5.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2021 4-Seamer 1.3 5 379 58.4 102 .310 .540 .421 20.5 21.6 18.2 .274 .461 .369 30.8
2021 Changeup 1.3 1 74 11.4 13 .250 .250 .331 33.3 15.4 15.4 .268 .303 .286 30.0
2021 Cutter -1.3 -1 70 10.8 15 .167 .250 .283 24.2 33.3 15.6 .170 .209 .271 42.9
2021 Curveball 1.6 1 68 10.5 14 .250 .583 .396 36.4 28.6 20.0 .227 .480 .352 50.0
2021 Slider 2.8 2 58 8.9 12 .250 .833 .438 50.0 50.0 35.3 .209 .487 .287 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 3.0 7 231 56.5 63 .300 .620 .467 27.7 25.4 23.9 .247 .507 .384 40.0
2020 Curveball 0.0 0 95 23.2 18 .222 .333 .289 27.3 22.2 16.7 .272 .361 .275 42.9
2020 Changeup -2.3 -2 74 18.1 13 .182 .273 .259 17.2 0.0 0.0 .430 .552 .418 25.0
2020 Cutter -0.2 0 9 2.2 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 66.7 40.0 .118 .153 .123 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.0 0 159 61.6 37 .281 .344 .332 18.6 10.8 8.5 .306 .403 .358 28.6
2019 Changeup 4.6 2 50 19.4 13 .417 .500 .550 44.4 15.4 11.8 .306 .463 .412 10.0
2019 Curveball -5.9 -3 49 19.0 13 .077 .077 .069 20.0 53.8 25.9 .159 .330 .198 66.7
! 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 73 86.3 91 15.0 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Curveball 92 78.0 71 17.3 4:30 4:45 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 225 93.6 83 16.5 10:45 11:15 -30
2021 Changeup 74 86.2 90 14.5 10:15 10:15 0
2021 Curveball 68 77.8 72 15.5 4:45 4:45 0
2021 Cutter 70 88.0 24 4.8 12:30 1:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 359 94.5 82 15.9 10:45 11:15 -30
2021 Slider 55 82.5 54 9.6 4:00 4:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 24 94.5 69 13.7 10:45 11:30 -45
2022 Slider 13 83.0 50 10.2 4:15 4:30 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 63 258 -4 0 2 1 -1
2020 97 409 -2 -3 7 3 5
2021 156 649 5 -6 5 4 8
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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 %
2019 258 44.2 76.3 85.1 31.9 56.5 46.5 55.6 51.6 24.1 5.4 92.9
2020 409 47.2 72.5 79.3 18.5 55.0 42.1 45.4 44.0 26.1 6.6 88.9
2021 649 46.8 72.4 80.9 26.4 56.0 42.2 59.0 47.9 25.7 7.7 86.0
2022 39 35.9 42.9 83.3 44.0 54.5 43.6 60.0 43.6 35.3 2.6 0.0
Player 1,355 46.1 72.5 81.2 25.8 55.9 43.0 54.3 47.3 25.7 6.8 87.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 56 60 31
2020 15 24 20 25 10 56 35 43 49 45 7 46 2 58 73 51 18
2021 55 84 36 11
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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 -- 0 0.6 -1 0 1 0 --
2020 24.9 3 3.5 -1 2 1 3 100.0
2021 23.6 7 6.5 1 0 3 4 57.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
2020 3 4 5 4 3 3 0 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4
2021 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 7 7 6 5 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 6 5 7 7
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.4 93.4 0 93.5 0.1 94.5 1
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 86.3 0.9 86.2 -0.1 0 0
Breaking Velocity 78.1 77.9 -0.2 80 2.1 82.4 2.4
Exit Velocity 85.6 88.7 3.1 86.7 -2 104.8 18.1
Launch Angle 6.8 15.4 8.6 7.3 -8.1 17.8 10.5
Barrel % 4.5 8.1 3.6 8.3 0.2 20 11.7
Hard Hit % 29.5 37.1 7.6 33.3 -3.8 100 66.7
Sweet Spot % 29.5 35.5 6 46.9 11.4 60 13.1
xBA .272 .268 -0.004 .254 -0.014 .291 0.037
BA .263 .268 0.005 .281 0.013 .286 0.005
xwOBA .325 .359 0.034 .344 -0.015 .435 0.091
wOBA .29 .364 0.074 .384 0.02 .393 0.009
xSLG .399 .466 0.067 .429 -0.037 .374 -0.055
SLG .316 .5 0.184 .519 0.019 .571 0.052
K% 20.6 22.4 1.8 25 2.6 30 5
BB% 7.9 14.3 6.4 11.5 -2.8 10 -1.5
Swing % 51.6 44 -7.6 47.9 3.9 43.6 -4.3
Whiff% 24.1 26.1 2 25.7 -0.4 35.3 9.6
In Zone % 44.2 47.2 3 46.8 -0.4 35.9 -10.9
Out of Zone % 55.8 52.8 -3 53.2 0.4 64.1 10.9
Out of Zone Swing % 31.9 18.5 -13.4 26.4 7.9 44 17.6
First Pitch Swing % 31.7 24.7 -7 31.4 6.7 20 -11.4
First Pitch Strike % 55.6 45.4 -10.2 59 13.6 60 1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 63 .290 51 6 11.8 12 6 50.0
2020 96 .368 49 11 22.4 47 24 51.1
2021 151 .392 105 9 8.6 46 18 39.1
2022 10 .393 9 7 77.8 1 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo