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Branden Kline
Popularity: ↑ 15%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 2, #65, Baltimore Orioles | Virginia
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 1.80 3 0 0 5.0 7 1.00
2 Seasons 1 4 5.48 37 0 0 46.0 41 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0-0 1.80 5.0 7 1.00
2 Seasons 37 1-4 5.48 46.0 41 1.48

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
2019 708 128 12 9.4 89.9 12.1 38.3 .305 .534 .360 .391 .448 50.8 18.6 10.4 5.93 6.94
2020 88 10 2 20.0 92.9 16.4 40.0 .201 .347 .208 .288 .370 40.0 35.0 15.0 1.80 3.75
ALL 796 138 14 10.1 90.1 12.4 38.4 .295 .516 .345 .381 .442 50.0 20.2 10.8
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kline relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(60.2%) ,
Changeup
(23.9%) ,
Slider
(15.9%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 53 27 26 60.2 95.1 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 .167 .292 .167 .583 .327 .454 94.0 28 2055 24.1 16.7
2020 Changeup 21 9 12 23.9 86.6 9 9 1 0 1 0 0 4 5 .111 .163 .222 .240 .135 .166 95.6 3 1322 62.5 30.8
2020 Slider 14 12 2 15.9 84.2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .100 .000 .116 .000 .090 74.5 35 2206 40.0 25.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 407 238 169 57.5 96.2 98 86 30 16 6 0 8 14 72 .349 .369 .698 .710 .457 .475 93.2 12 2174 16.3 15.6
2019 Slider 241 178 63 34.0 86.6 67 58 13 8 4 0 1 15 45 .224 .229 .345 .347 .282 .300 87.2 18 2296 34.9 20.5
2019 Changeup 60 4 56 8.5 87.6 18 16 1 1 0 0 0 5 11 .063 .234 .063 .267 .125 .272 79.1 -10 1536 34.5 26.3


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 BAL R 53 95.1 12.8 0.2 2 8.6 1.9 28
2020 Slider BAL R 14 84.2 38.4 0.3 1 1.8 -3.5 -67
2020 Changeup BAL R 21 86.6 26.3 -0.4 -1 10 -2.2 -18
2019 Slider BAL R 241 86.6 32.8 -1.5 -4 2.1 -1.7 -45
2019 Changeup BAL R 60 87.6 28.2 -0.7 -3 11.6 -1.7 -13
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 407 96.2 13.1 0.5 4 8.9 1.9 28
! 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 Slider -1.4 0 14 15.9 2 .000 .000 .000 40.0 50.0 25.0 .100 .116 .090 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.3 -1 53 60.2 9 .167 .167 .333 24.1 22.2 16.7 .292 .583 .458 50.0
2020 Changeup 0.9 0 21 23.9 9 .111 .222 .139 62.5 44.4 30.8 .163 .240 .166 40.0
2019 Changeup -5.4 -3 60 8.5 18 .063 .063 .128 34.5 27.8 26.3 .234 .267 .273 27.3
2019 Slider 0.4 1 241 34.0 67 .224 .345 .289 34.9 22.4 20.5 .229 .347 .301 37.8
2019 4-Seamer 1.7 7 407 57.5 98 .349 .698 .482 16.3 14.3 15.6 .369 .710 .478 62.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 21 86.6 95 14.1 1:45 1:00 -45
2020 Slider 14 84.2 17 3.1 8:00 9:00 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 49 95.1 99 19.1 1:00 1:00 0
! 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
2019 182 706 6 -13 7 5 5
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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 708 46.9 69.0 83.4 23.1 55.2 41.9 54.1 44.6 24.4 7.3 86.5
2020 88 54.5 85.4 63.4 22.5 55.6 38.6 55.0 56.8 38.0 11.4 100.0
ALL 796 47.7 71.1 80.4 23.1 55.2 41.6 54.2 46.0 26.2 7.8 88.7
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 %
2019 39.8 18.8 32.0 9.4 33.6 36.7 29.7 5.5 28.1 18.8 28.1 9.4 9.4
2020 30.0 40.0 30.0 0.0 30.0 50.0 20.0 0.0 30.0 40.0 0.0 10.0 20.0
ALL 39.1 20.3 31.9 8.7 33.3 37.7 29.0 5.1 28.3 20.3 26.1 9.4 10.1
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

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 90 30
2020
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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 22.5 9 6.8 2.2 5 5 3 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 9 6 8 8 6 6 9 6 7 6 8 3 5 6 7 5 8 7 7 3 6 7 7 8 8 8 6 9 5 9
! 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 96.2 95.1 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 87.6 86.6 -1
Breaking Velocity 86.6 84.2 -2.4
Exit Velocity 89.9 92.9 3
Launch Angle 12.1 16.4 4.3
Barrel % 9.4 20 10.6
Hard Hit % 50.8 40 -10.8
Sweet Spot % 38.3 40 1.7
xBA .305 .201 -0.104
BA .275 .118 -0.157
xwOBA .391 .288 -0.103
wOBA .36 .208 -0.152
xSLG .534 .347 -0.187
SLG .506 .176 -0.33
K% 18.6 35 16.4
BB% 10.4 15 4.6
Swing % 44.6 56.8 12.2
Whiff% 24.4 38 13.6
In Zone Swing % 46.9 54.5 7.6
Out of Zone Swing % 53.1 45.5 -7.6
First Pitch Swing % 25.7 25 -0.7
First Pitch Strike % 54.1 55 0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 183 .360 111 31 27.9 72 45 62.5
2020 20 .208 12 1 8.3 8 1 12.5

Pitch Distribution