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Chad Kuhl
Popularity: ↓ 15%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 9, #269, Pittsburgh Pirates | Delaware
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 3 4.27 11 9 0 46.1 44 1.36
4 Seasons 20 23 4.36 72 70 0 359.1 320 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 2-3 4.27 46.1 44 1.36
4 Seasons 72 20-23 4.36 359.1 320 1.42

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
2016 1141 224 11 4.9 88.9 11.7 32.1 .255 .418 .326 .325 .365 34.4 17.6 6.6 4.20 4.28
2017 2686 460 26 5.7 88.8 11.6 36.7 .265 .427 .338 .338 .389 38.8 20.9 10.6 4.35 4.76
2018 1435 255 27 10.6 90.5 14.2 40.4 .286 .523 .345 .379 .459 38.8 21.7 8.8 4.55 6.17
2020 789 122 16 13.1 89.5 14.4 33.6 .271 .503 .317 .369 .424 39.3 22.3 14.2 4.27 6.52
ALL 6051 1061 80 7.5 89.3 12.6 36.3 .269 .458 .335 .350 .405 37.9 20.6 9.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kuhl relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(42.1%) ,
Slider
(34.5%) ,
Curveball
(17.6%) ,
Changeup
(4.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.6%) ,


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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 Sinker 332 134 198 42.1 93.9 83 60 18 8 4 0 6 4 57 .300 .370 .667 .766 .469 .511 90.2 10 2008 8.3 6.9
2020 Slider 272 133 139 34.5 87.8 74 67 13 11 1 0 1 24 43 .194 .237 .254 .359 .237 .289 86.8 16 2516 39.7 25.3
2020 Curveball 139 62 77 17.6 81.3 29 28 2 1 0 0 1 15 13 .071 .114 .179 .226 .121 .157 88.0 16 2777 38.5 25.9
2020 Changeup 33 1 32 4.2 88.1 8 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 7 .286 .322 .429 .533 .347 .388 87.8 14 1643 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 13 7 6 1.6 93.9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .382 .000 .991 .000 .527 74.1 -13 2040 33.3 100.0
2018 Sinker 522 220 302 36.5 95.3 148 125 43 26 9 1 7 16 113 .344 .331 .600 .594 .435 .438 92.6 11 2178 15.0 12.6
2018 4-Seam Fastball 318 153 165 22.2 95.3 65 53 16 11 1 0 4 6 50 .302 .366 .547 .680 .408 .485 90.7 19 2187 16.4 13.6
2018 Slider 283 178 105 19.8 88.1 83 78 16 12 2 1 1 32 49 .205 .195 .295 .323 .218 .235 85.1 15 2531 41.1 33.3
2018 Curveball 188 78 110 13.1 82.4 50 48 6 5 0 0 1 25 23 .125 .174 .188 .317 .156 .227 88.2 11 2901 33.8 31.6
2018 Changeup 120 23 97 8.4 89.7 25 20 8 5 1 1 1 2 20 .400 .434 .700 .979 .453 .569 94.7 19 1672 15.8 12.5
! 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 Curveball PIT R 139 81.3 49.5 -0.6 -1 9.7 0.6 7
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 13 93.9 15.2 -0.3 -2 6.7 -0.6 -9
2020 Slider PIT R 272 87.8 33.1 0.5 2 3.9 0.1 3
2020 Changeup PIT R 33 88.1 30 0.7 2 13.4 -0.1 -1
2020 Sinker PIT R 331 93.9 18.7 -1.9 -9 12.9 -1.4 -10
2018 Sinker PIT R 522 95.3 16.9 -3.3 -16 14.8 0.2 1
2018 Slider PIT R 283 88.1 34.3 1.3 4 5.1 1.1 28
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 318 95.3 14.4 0.4 2 11.4 3.9 51
2018 Changeup PIT R 120 89.7 26 -1.6 -6 15.3 1.2 8
2018 Curveball PIT R 188 82.4 53.4 3 6 10.2 1.9 24
2017 4-Seamer PIT R 820 95.6 13 -0.2 -2 11.7 3.8 49
2017 Changeup PIT R 263 88.7 26.4 0.4 1 17 3.1 22
2017 Sinker PIT R 880 95.3 16.5 -2 -11 16.5 1.6 11
2017 Curveball PIT R 166 82.4 52.2 3.8 8 7.9 0.5 6
2017 Slider PIT R 526 88.5 32.6 2.3 8 2.2 -0.7 -25
2016 Slider PIT R 291 87.2 32.2 1.8 6 1.8 0 0
2016 Changeup PIT R 56 85.7 29.2 0.3 1 13.7 0 0
2016 4-Seamer PIT R 57 92.6 18.9 -4.3 -30 8.6 0.3 3
2016 Sinker PIT R 650 93.5 17.9 -1 -5 15.5 0.9 6
! 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 -2.8 0 13 1.6 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 100.0 .382 .991 .527 50.0
2020 Changeup 1.4 0 33 4.2 8 .286 .429 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 .322 .533 .389 28.6
2020 Curveball -2.8 -4 139 17.6 29 .071 .179 .124 38.5 51.7 25.9 .114 .226 .157 15.4
2020 Slider -2.1 -6 272 34.5 74 .194 .254 .244 39.7 32.4 25.3 .237 .359 .290 30.2
2020 Sinker 2.2 7 332 42.1 83 .300 .667 .483 8.3 4.8 6.9 .370 .766 .516 52.6
2018 Changeup 3.8 5 120 8.4 25 .400 .700 .477 15.8 8.0 12.5 .434 .979 .570 50.0
2018 Curveball -2.1 -4 188 13.1 50 .125 .188 .158 33.8 50.0 31.6 .174 .317 .228 39.1
2018 4-Seamer 0.0 0 318 22.2 65 .302 .547 .409 16.4 9.2 13.6 .366 .680 .486 34.0
2018 Slider -2.8 -8 283 19.7 83 .205 .295 .242 41.1 38.6 33.3 .195 .323 .235 32.7
2018 Sinker 2.3 12 522 36.4 148 .344 .600 .454 15.0 10.8 12.6 .331 .594 .439 41.6
2017 Curveball -1.2 -2 166 6.2 31 .129 .226 .181 34.5 48.4 22.7 .131 .186 .138 25.0
2017 Changeup 5.0 13 263 9.8 62 .389 .741 .519 23.3 9.7 13.0 .340 .581 .433 39.6
2017 Slider -2.8 -15 526 19.6 155 .177 .265 .220 42.5 41.3 29.9 .163 .263 .210 30.1
2017 4-Seamer 1.0 8 820 30.5 191 .315 .531 .402 16.1 13.6 15.0 .317 .551 .408 42.6
2017 Sinker 0.1 1 881 32.8 228 .297 .464 .378 14.5 12.7 12.6 .301 .447 .375 41.1
! 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 12 94.0 100 16.6 1:30 12:45 45
2020 Curveball 133 81.3 71 14.6 7:45 7:30 15
2020 Changeup 31 88.0 92 14.8 2:00 2:30 -30
2020 Sinker 309 93.9 98 18.0 1:30 1:45 -15
2020 Slider 256 87.7 30 4.8 10:15 9:30 45
! 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
2016 277 1046 -6 -7 5 4 -4
2017 664 2663 -13 -11 18 12 5
2018 367 1419 1 -13 11 6 5
2020 195 785 -4 -9 6 5 -2
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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 %
2016 1141 48.7 66.4 86.2 24.6 63.2 41.7 57.1 45.0 20.3 9.0 75.7
2017 2686 48.9 65.4 83.7 24.4 58.7 41.2 58.1 44.5 23.3 7.9 76.5
2018 1435 50.3 66.7 82.9 20.6 55.1 38.1 56.0 43.8 23.6 8.4 71.9
2020 789 44.9 60.2 82.6 22.5 52.0 39.9 52.3 39.4 27.0 5.8 54.3
ALL 6051 48.7 65.3 83.9 23.3 58.0 40.4 56.7 43.7 23.2 8.0 73.1
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 %
2016 45.5 18.8 26.3 9.4 42.4 32.1 25.4 2.2 32.1 23.7 21.9 7.6 4.9
2017 42.8 20.9 29.6 6.7 32.6 39.3 28.0 3.9 30.7 23.3 27.4 6.5 5.7
2018 41.2 25.9 26.7 6.3 34.9 36.5 28.6 1.2 29.0 23.9 23.1 7.5 10.6
2020 44.3 26.2 25.4 4.1 41.0 39.3 19.7 4.9 29.5 21.3 27.9 3.3 13.1
ALL 43.2 22.2 27.7 6.9 36.2 37.1 26.7 3.0 30.4 23.3 25.3 6.6 7.5
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
2016 42 45 41 45 48 65 71 38 52 24 69 25 42 59 11
2017 30 30 39 50 17 21 53 12 8 43 17 41 30 85 32 94
2018 1 7 1 1 7 24 2 3 21 47 40 40 1 83 37 96
2020 7 21 11 11 6 4 5 28 36 44 8 52 7 62 6 80
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 22.3 8 8.7 -0.7 2 8 4 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 8 9 11 7 12 7 7 11 11 8 10 8 6 10 8 11 7 7 8 10 6 7 8 7 7 12 7 7 11 8 12
! 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 93.4 95.4 2 -0.1 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 88.7 3 1 undefined
Breaking Velocity 87.2 87 -0.2 -1.2 undefined
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.8 -0.1 1.7 undefined
Launch Angle 11.7 11.6 -0.1 2.6 undefined
Barrel % 4.9 5.7 0.8 4.9 undefined
Hard Hit % 34.4 38.8 4.4 0 undefined
Sweet Spot % 32.1 36.7 4.6 3.7 undefined
xBA .255 .265 0.01 0.021 undefined
BA .267 .269 0.002 0.006 undefined
xwOBA .325 .338 0.013 0.041 undefined
wOBA .326 .338 0.012 0.007 undefined
xSLG .418 .427 0.009 0.096 undefined
SLG .432 .441 0.009 0.022 undefined
K% 17.6 20.9 3.3 0.8 undefined
BB% 6.6 10.6 4 -1.8 undefined
Swing % 45 44.5 -0.5 -0.7 undefined
Whiff% 20.3 23.3 3 0.3 undefined
In Zone Swing % 48.7 48.9 0.2 1.4 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 51.3 51.1 -0.2 -1.4 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 26.2 27.2 1 2.6 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 58.1 1 -2.1 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 280 .312 149 19 12.8 131 21 16.0
2017 671 .339 343 27 7.9 328 73 22.3
2018 371 .346 180 14 7.8 191 37 19.4
2020 197 .317 87 50 57.5 110 69 62.7

Pitch Distribution