Chad Kuhl
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 207LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 9, #269, Pittsburgh Pirates | Delaware
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 7 4.82 28 14 0 80.1 75 1.43
2022 6 11 5.72 27 27 0 137 110 1.55
2023 0 4 8.45 16 5 1 38.1 31 1.96
7 Seasons 31 45 4.98 143 116 1 615 536 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 28 5-7 4.82 80.1 75 1.43
2022 27 6-11 5.72 137 110 1.55
2023 16 0-4 8.45 38.1 31 1.96
7 Seasons 143 31-45 4.98 615 536 1.48
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2016 23 1141 224 11 4.9 3.7 88.9 112.2 11.6 32.1 .252 .414 .326 .319 .357 34.4 17.6 6.6 4.20 4.31
2017 24 2686 460 26 5.7 3.8 88.8 117.1 11.6 36.7 .262 .419 .338 .332 .380 38.6 20.9 10.6 4.35 4.80
2018 25 1435 255 27 10.6 7.2 90.5 111.4 14.2 40.8 .282 .509 .345 .369 .444 38.8 21.7 8.8 4.55 6.04
2020 27 789 122 16 13.1 8.1 89.5 114.5 14.4 33.6 .270 .507 .322 .385 .448 39.3 22.3 14.2 4.27 6.69
2021 28 1436 223 16 7.2 4.6 88.6 110.9 11.5 32.3 .242 .405 .347 .334 .363 37.2 21.5 12.0 4.82 4.79
2022 29 2375 444 43 9.7 7.0 90.5 117.2 15.8 36.0 .272 .466 .368 .352 .391 44.6 17.8 9.4 5.71 5.31
2023 30 770 125 15 12.0 8.0 92.2 113.2 17.6 44.0 .311 .604 .412 .433 .479 50.4 16.6 15.0 8.45 8.90
Player 10632 1853 154 8.3 5.7 89.7 117.2 13.6 36.3 .267 .458 .350 .352 .398 40.2 19.8 10.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kuhl relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(43.6%) ,
Sinker
(35%) ,
Curveball
(9.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(7.5%) ,
Changeup
(4.3%) ,


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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
2016 45.5 18.8 26.3 9.4 42.4 32.1 24.6 3.1 32.1 23.2 21.9 7.6 4.9 3.7
2017 42.8 20.9 29.6 6.7 32.4 39.3 28.0 4.1 30.9 23.3 27.4 6.5 5.7 3.8
2018 41.2 25.9 26.7 6.3 34.9 36.5 28.6 1.6 29.0 23.9 23.1 7.5 10.6 7.2
2020 44.3 25.4 26.2 4.1 41.0 39.3 19.7 4.9 29.5 21.3 27.9 3.3 13.1 8.1
2021 45.3 25.6 24.7 4.5 45.7 32.7 21.5 4.9 36.8 24.2 18.8 8.1 7.2 4.6
2022 37.4 26.4 29.3 7.0 40.3 35.4 24.3 4.3 26.4 27.5 25.2 7.0 9.7 7.0
2023 31.2 36.8 28.0 4.0 41.6 32.8 25.6 2.4 22.4 25.6 23.2 14.4 12.0 8.0
Player 41.2 24.6 27.8 6.4 38.6 35.9 25.3 3.7 29.7 24.5 24.3 7.4 8.3 5.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Sinker WSH R 269 94.0 15.6 -5.9 -27 12.3 -2.6 -17
2023 Curveball WSH R 74 78.7 55.2 0.6 1 9.9 0.6 6
2023 Slider WSH R 335 85.5 37.2 1.3 4 4.5 -0.5 -10
2023 4-Seamer WSH R 58 92.2 16.8 -0.8 -5 7.8 1.4 22
2023 Changeup WSH R 33 87.0 28.4 -1.6 -5 13.8 -0.7 -5
2022 Curveball COL R 273 79.5 54.6 2.0 4 12.3 2.5 25
2022 Changeup COL R 170 87.9 29.0 -1.3 -4 13.9 -0.6 -4
2022 Sinker COL R 999 92.8 21.8 -1.1 -5 14.4 -0.7 -4
2022 Slider COL R 870 86.5 34.4 -0.1 0 3.0 -1.7 -36
2022 4-Seamer COL R 59 92.9 18.0 -2.5 -16 9.3 1.8 24
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 365 94.2 16.9 -2.1 -14 10.1 2.4 32
2021 Slider PIT R 662 88.2 32.1 -0.1 0 3.6 -0.4 -10
2021 Changeup PIT R 62 88.3 29.8 0.4 1 14.3 0.0 0
2021 Curveball PIT R 161 80.5 52.1 0.3 1 10.6 1.1 11
2021 Sinker PIT R 186 94.1 20.9 -0.2 -1 15.6 0.7 5
2020 Slider PIT R 275 87.7 33.2 0.2 1 4.0 0.0 0
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 112 93.7 17.2 -2.1 -14 10.6 3.2 43
2020 Sinker PIT R 232 94.0 19.1 -1.7 -8 13.7 -0.9 -6
2020 Changeup PIT R 33 88.2 30.3 1.0 3 13.7 0.2 1
2020 Curveball PIT R 136 81.3 49.7 -0.7 -1 9.7 0.8 9
2018 Sinker PIT R 522 95.3 16.9 -3.3 -16 14.8 0.2 1
2018 Curveball PIT R 188 82.4 53.4 2.8 6 10.2 2.2 27
2018 Changeup PIT R 120 89.7 26.0 -1.6 -6 15.3 1.2 9
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 318 95.3 14.4 0.3 2 11.4 3.9 51
2018 Slider PIT R 283 88.1 34.3 1.4 4 5.1 1.2 31
2017 Changeup PIT R 263 88.7 26.4 0.4 1 17.0 3.1 22
2017 4-Seamer PIT R 820 95.6 13.0 -0.2 -2 11.7 3.9 49
2017 Curveball PIT R 166 82.4 52.2 3.8 8 7.9 0.8 11
2017 Slider PIT R 551 88.5 32.7 2.4 8 2.2 -0.7 -24
2017 Sinker PIT R 880 95.3 16.5 -1.9 -10 16.5 1.7 11
2016 4-Seamer PIT R 57 92.6 18.9 -4.4 -30 6.4 -0.6 -8
2016 Sinker PIT R 650 93.5 17.9 -1.0 -5 13.7 -0.1 0
2016 Changeup PIT R 56 85.7 29.2 0.5 2 12.2 -0.8 -6
2016 Slider PIT R 291 87.2 32.2 1.7 6 4.9 0.7 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 %
2023 Slider 0.7 2 335 43.5 95 .235 .482 .336 35.8 28.4 23.1 .236 .492 .344 45.8
2023 Sinker -4.3 -12 270 35.1 55 .444 .694 .534 17.6 5.5 5.9 .491 .995 .642 75.0
2023 Curveball -5.3 -4 74 9.6 18 .375 .750 .469 21.6 5.6 4.2 .290 .471 .295 29.4
2023 4-Seamer -3.9 -2 58 7.5 13 .333 .444 .519 5.9 0.0 0.0 .295 .389 .421 44.4
2023 Changeup -1.6 -1 33 4.3 4 .500 .750 .538 11.1 0.0 0.0 .403 .482 .397 0.0
2022 Sinker -2.6 -26 1,000 42.1 236 .367 .599 .459 11.8 1.7 4.5 .347 .608 .441 53.7
2022 Slider 0.8 7 870 36.6 257 .213 .387 .289 34.2 33.1 22.9 .217 .352 .278 35.1
2022 Curveball -1.7 -5 273 11.5 75 .219 .469 .357 21.8 24.0 13.8 .224 .364 .327 41.3
2022 Changeup -2.6 -4 170 7.2 39 .361 .694 .490 22.5 7.7 11.5 .299 .618 .413 39.4
2022 4-Seamer -4.2 -2 59 2.5 9 .333 .556 .378 12.5 0.0 0.0 .200 .241 .194 33.3
2021 Slider 0.9 6 662 46.1 187 .228 .430 .351 33.5 28.9 24.3 .219 .375 .305 32.1
2021 4-Seamer -1.8 -7 365 25.4 73 .317 .533 .448 14.6 12.3 12.7 .268 .472 .381 41.2
2021 Sinker -2.8 -5 186 13.0 41 .346 .538 .458 6.3 0.0 0.0 .334 .540 .468 37.9
2021 Curveball -0.9 -1 161 11.2 40 .211 .368 .269 24.1 27.5 16.4 .222 .341 .264 40.7
2021 Changeup 1.0 1 62 4.3 8 .125 .125 .113 44.0 12.5 16.7 .283 .380 .282 71.4
2020 Slider 1.8 5 275 34.9 74 .194 .254 .256 39.1 32.4 25.3 .236 .357 .298 30.2
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 233 29.5 62 .239 .435 .388 7.6 4.8 7.7 .328 .572 .459 50.0
2020 Curveball 3.0 4 136 17.2 29 .071 .179 .124 38.5 51.7 25.9 .113 .224 .160 15.4
2020 4-Seamer -6.0 -7 112 14.2 24 .412 1.176 .665 12.1 8.3 10.5 .488 1.379 .744 60.0
2020 Changeup -1.1 0 33 4.2 8 .286 .429 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 .325 .545 .414 28.6
2018 Sinker -2.1 -11 522 36.4 148 .344 .600 .451 14.8 10.8 12.6 .325 .576 .427 41.6
2018 4-Seamer 0.2 1 318 22.2 65 .302 .547 .409 15.9 9.2 13.6 .357 .650 .466 34.0
2018 Slider 2.9 8 283 19.7 83 .205 .295 .242 41.1 38.6 33.3 .195 .318 .229 32.7
2018 Curveball 2.2 4 188 13.1 50 .125 .188 .158 33.3 50.0 31.6 .172 .314 .225 39.1
2018 Changeup -3.6 -4 120 8.4 25 .400 .700 .477 15.4 8.0 12.5 .433 .970 .562 50.0
2017 Sinker -0.1 -1 881 32.8 228 .297 .464 .378 14.3 12.7 12.6 .293 .431 .365 41.1
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -9 820 30.5 191 .315 .531 .407 15.9 13.6 15.0 .319 .553 .408 42.6
2017 Slider 2.9 16 551 20.5 159 .172 .258 .221 41.8 41.5 29.3 .161 .256 .207 29.4
2017 Changeup -5.0 -13 263 9.8 62 .389 .741 .519 23.3 9.7 13.0 .334 .561 .417 39.6
2017 Curveball 0.7 1 166 6.2 31 .129 .226 .210 34.5 48.4 22.7 .127 .178 .130 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 33 87.0 97 16.0 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 58 92.2 98 16.8 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Knuckle Curve 74 78.7 71 17.1 7:45 7:15 30
2023 Sinker 263 94.0 98 19.8 1:15 1:15 0
2023 Slider 328 85.4 32 5.5 9:30 8:30 60
2022 Changeup 167 87.9 99 15.7 2:00 2:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 59 92.9 99 16.1 1:45 1:15 30
2022 Knuckle Curve 266 79.5 75 18.8 7:45 7:30 15
2022 Sinker 995 92.8 99 17.7 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Slider 864 86.5 27 4.3 10:30 9:30 60
2021 Changeup 58 88.3 96 15.6 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 359 94.2 99 17.0 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Knuckle Curve 157 80.5 74 16.6 7:45 7:30 15
2021 Sinker 174 94.2 97 18.7 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Slider 653 88.2 31 4.7 10:45 9:45 60
2020 Changeup 30 88.1 93 14.7 1:45 2:30 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 88 93.7 99 17.3 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Knuckle Curve 118 81.2 72 14.5 7:45 7:30 15
2020 Sinker 209 94.0 98 18.2 1:30 1:45 -15
2020 Slider 251 87.7 31 4.9 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 301 1,140 7 5 -7 -4 1
2017 671 2,681 14 10 -17 -12 -5
2018 371 1,432 0 14 -10 -6 -3
2020 197 789 3 10 -6 -5 2
2021 349 1,436 8 8 -10 -12 -6
2022 616 2,372 -8 3 -12 -13 -31
2023 185 770 -2 -3 -7 -4 -16
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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 1,141 48.6 67.0 85.5 25.1 61.2 41.7 57.1 45.5 20.2 9.0 75.7
2017 2,686 48.9 66.3 82.6 24.5 58.5 41.3 58.2 44.9 23.1 7.9 78.3
2018 1,435 50.1 67.8 81.7 21.0 54.0 38.1 56.2 44.5 23.2 8.4 71.7
2020 789 45.0 60.3 82.2 22.8 51.5 39.8 52.3 39.7 26.8 5.7 55.6
2021 1,436 46.0 64.2 79.7 22.3 54.3 37.5 51.6 41.6 27.0 8.2 75.4
2022 2,375 47.7 67.9 84.4 25.1 55.8 40.5 59.6 45.5 23.6 7.3 79.2
2023 770 45.8 65.4 81.8 20.4 49.4 38.6 51.9 41.0 26.6 7.9 77.0
Player 10,632 47.9 66.2 82.8 23.5 56.0 39.9 56.4 43.9 23.9 7.8 75.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2016 39 43 41 43 48 65 71 37 52 24 69 26 11 57 12 86
2017 28 30 40 50 15 21 53 12 8 43 17 41 19 85 33 95 72
2018 1 6 1 2 7 24 2 3 21 47 40 39 1 83 39 95 61
2020 6 22 11 10 6 4 5 28 36 44 8 51 13 60 8 77 85
2021 24 46 45 45 12 54 58 54 62 34 12 57 3 64 19 77 82
2022 7 8 5 6 10 5 12 7 9 18 28 30 9 32 26 91 53
2023 44 44 85 72
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.4 7 10.0 -3 4 8 5 71.4
2017 22.1 17 12.8 4 8 12 4 23.5
2018 23.2 14 17.2 -3 6 15 7 50.0
2020 22.3 8 9.6 -2 1 9 4 50.0
2021 23.4 13 13.2 0 2 11 5 38.5
2022 23.9 25 23.9 1 5 16 13 52.0
2023 24.7 8 9.1 -1 4 6 5 62.5
Player 23.3 92 95.8 -4 30 77 43 46.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 9 8 13 11 11 13 9 11 7 10 11 10 8 12 11 6 9 9 12 8 7 14 13 8 9 11 15 10 10 6
2017 17 14 12 13 13 10 15 13 9 9 12 15 16 14 12 15 12 8 14 12 15 9 18 12 14 10 12 18 18 13 7
2018 14 23 13 16 19 15 21 16 14 13 16 21 20 14 15 18 16 15 17 21 18 18 22 21 14 14 16 22 21 17 10
2020 8 13 9 10 12 8 12 8 11 6 7 12 10 6 12 10 10 9 8 13 7 12 13 7 8 7 12 12 9 9 5
2021 13 15 11 13 14 13 16 15 12 9 12 16 13 11 15 13 13 14 13 14 13 12 17 15 11 10 16 16 14 12 8
2022 25 22 23 22 25 26 27 22 17 18 23 25 26 23 27 26 25 25 21 26 23 25 30 25 21 19 27 29 24 25 20
2023 8 9 8 9 10 8 9 7 9 6 7 11 10 8 10 9 10 7 10 12 9 11 15 11 7 7 9 9 11 8 6
Player 92 105 84 96 104 91 113 90 83 68 87 111 105 84 103 102 92 87 92 110 93 94 129 104 83 76 103 121 107 94 62
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.4 95.4 2.0 -- -0.1 -- -- 93.9 -- 94.2 0.3 92.8 -1.4 93.7 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 88.7 3.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 88.2 -- 88.3 0.1 87.9 -0.4 87.0 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 87.2 87.1 -0.1 -- -1.3 -- -- 85.6 -- 86.7 1.1 84.9 -1.8 84.2 -0.7
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.8 -0.1 -- 1.7 -- -- 89.5 -- 88.6 -0.9 90.5 1.9 92.2 1.7
Launch Angle 11.6 11.6 0.0 -- 2.6 -- -- 14.4 -- 11.5 -2.9 15.8 4.3 17.6 1.8
Barrel % 4.9 5.7 0.8 -- 4.9 -- -- 13.1 -- 7.2 -5.9 9.7 2.5 12.0 2.3
Hard Hit % 34.4 38.6 4.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 39.3 -- 37.2 -2.1 44.6 7.4 50.4 5.8
Sweet Spot % 32.1 36.7 4.6 -- 4.1 -- -- 33.6 -- 32.3 -1.3 36.0 3.7 44.0 8.0
xBA .252 .262 0.010 -- 0.020 -- -- .270 -- .242 -0.028 .272 0.030 .311 0.039
BA .267 .269 0.002 -- 0.006 -- -- .212 -- .252 0.040 .284 0.032 .313 0.029
xwOBA .319 .332 0.013 -- 0.037 -- -- .385 -- .334 -0.051 .352 0.018 .433 0.081
wOBA .326 .338 0.012 -- 0.007 -- -- .322 -- .347 0.025 .368 0.021 .412 0.044
xSLG .414 .419 0.005 -- 0.090 -- -- .507 -- .405 -0.102 .466 0.061 .604 0.138
SLG .432 .441 0.009 -- 0.022 -- -- .394 -- .445 0.051 .500 0.055 .567 0.067
K% 17.6 20.9 3.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 22.3 -- 21.5 -0.8 17.8 -3.7 16.6 -1.2
BB% 6.6 10.6 4.0 -- -1.8 -- -- 14.2 -- 12.0 -2.2 9.4 -2.6 15.0 5.6
Swing % 45.5 44.9 -0.6 -- -0.4 -- -- 39.7 -- 41.6 1.9 45.5 3.9 41.0 -4.5
Whiff% 20.2 23.1 2.9 -- 0.1 -- -- 26.8 -- 27.0 0.2 23.6 -3.4 26.6 3.0
In Zone % 48.6 48.9 0.3 -- 1.2 -- -- 45.0 -- 46.0 1.0 47.7 1.7 45.8 -1.9
Out of Zone % 51.4 51.1 -0.3 -- -1.2 -- -- 55.0 -- 54.0 -1.0 52.3 -1.7 54.2 1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 25.1 24.5 -0.6 -- -3.5 -- -- 22.8 -- 22.3 -0.5 25.1 2.8 20.4 -4.7
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 27.8 0.2 -- 3.1 -- -- 18.8 -- 21.2 2.4 28.8 7.6 25.7 -3.1
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 58.2 1.1 -- -2.0 -- -- 52.3 -- 51.6 -0.7 59.6 8.0 51.9 -7.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 281 .316 150 19 12.7 131 37 28.2
2017 Shifts 671 .339 343 27 7.9 328 86 26.2
2018 Shifts 372 .345 180 14 7.8 192 50 26.0
2020 Shifts 197 .322 87 51 58.6 110 89 80.9
2021 Shifts 346 .348 183 26 14.2 163 113 69.3
2022 Shifts 616 .368 278 45 16.2 338 119 35.2
2023 Shades 185 .412 94 2 2.1 91 1 1.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo