Chad Kuhl
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 207LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 3 7.90 8 5 1 27.1 24 1.79
7 Seasons 31 44 4.89 135 116 1 604.0 529 1.47
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 8 0-3 7.90 27.1 24 1.79
7 Seasons 135 31-44 4.89 604.0 529 1.47

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 .358 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 .271 .508 .322 .386 .448 39.3 22.3 14.2 4.27 6.73
2021 28 1436 223 16 7.2 4.6 88.6 110.9 11.5 32.3 .242 .406 .347 .334 .364 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 .392 44.6 17.8 9.4 5.71 5.31
2023 30 548 87 11 12.6 8.5 91.4 113.2 18.7 39.1 .286 .579 .402 .406 .461 46.0 18.6 13.2 7.90 7.33
Player 10410 1815 150 8.3 5.7 89.6 117.2 13.5 35.9 .265 .455 .348 .348 .396 39.8 20.0 10.2
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kuhl relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(42.4%) ,
Sinker
(31.1%) ,
Curveball
(11.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(8.8%) ,
Changeup
(6%) ,


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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 31.0 39.1 24.1 5.7 46.0 25.3 28.7 3.4 23.0 29.9 18.4 12.6 12.6 8.5
Player 41.4 24.4 27.6 6.6 38.8 35.6 25.5 3.8 29.9 24.7 24.1 7.2 8.3 5.7
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Curveball WSH R 64 78.8 55.1 0.8 1 9.6 0.0 0
2023 Changeup WSH R 33 87.0 28.4 -1.5 -5 13.8 -1.1 -7
2023 4-Seamer WSH R 48 91.9 17.1 -1.3 -8 8.0 1.5 23
2023 Sinker WSH R 170 93.2 16.1 -5.4 -25 12.7 -2.4 -16
2023 Slider WSH R 232 85.0 37.2 1.2 3 4.6 -0.7 -13
2022 Slider COL R 870 86.5 34.4 -0.1 0 3.0 -1.7 -37
2022 Changeup COL R 170 87.9 29.0 -1.3 -4 13.9 -0.7 -5
2022 4-Seamer COL R 59 92.9 18.0 -2.5 -16 9.3 1.8 24
2022 Curveball COL R 273 79.5 54.6 2.0 4 12.3 2.5 25
2022 Sinker COL R 999 92.8 21.8 -1.1 -5 14.4 -0.6 -4
2021 Curveball PIT R 161 80.5 52.1 0.3 1 10.6 1.1 11
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 365 94.2 16.9 -2.1 -14 10.1 2.5 32
2021 Sinker PIT R 186 94.1 20.9 0.0 0 15.6 0.8 6
2021 Changeup PIT R 62 88.3 29.8 0.4 1 14.3 0.0 0
2021 Slider PIT R 662 88.2 32.1 -0.1 0 3.6 -0.4 -10
2020 Sinker PIT R 232 94.0 19.1 -1.5 -7 13.7 -0.7 -5
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 112 93.7 17.2 -2.1 -14 10.6 3.2 43
2020 Slider PIT R 275 87.7 33.2 0.2 1 4.0 0.0 0
2020 Curveball PIT R 136 81.3 49.7 -0.7 -1 9.7 0.8 10
2020 Changeup PIT R 33 88.2 30.3 1.0 3 13.7 0.2 1
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
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
2017 Slider PIT R 551 88.5 32.7 2.4 8 2.2 -0.7 -24
2017 Changeup PIT R 263 88.7 26.4 0.4 1 17.0 3.1 22
2017 Sinker PIT R 880 95.3 16.5 -1.9 -10 16.5 1.7 11
2017 Curveball PIT R 166 82.4 52.2 3.8 8 7.9 0.8 11
2017 4-Seamer PIT R 820 95.6 13.0 -0.2 -2 11.7 3.9 49
2016 Changeup PIT R 56 85.7 29.2 0.3 1 12.2 -0.8 -6
2016 4-Seamer PIT R 57 92.6 18.9 -4.4 -30 6.4 -0.6 -8
2016 Slider PIT R 291 87.2 32.2 1.7 6 4.9 0.7 17
2016 Sinker PIT R 650 93.5 17.9 -1.0 -5 13.7 -0.1 -1
! 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 -1.7 -4 232 42.3 66 .206 .444 .292 37.7 33.3 25.9 .200 .442 .288 41.5
2023 Sinker 4.2 7 171 31.2 32 .474 .789 .556 17.3 3.1 2.8 .527 1.149 .686 71.4
2023 Curveball 5.3 3 64 11.7 15 .385 .846 .503 19.4 6.7 4.8 .325 .543 .329 35.7
2023 4-Seamer 4.7 2 48 8.8 11 .429 .571 .532 7.7 0.0 0.0 .266 .382 .433 42.9
2023 Changeup 1.7 1 33 6.0 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 .223 .342 .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 .743 60.0
2020 Changeup 1.1 0 33 4.2 8 .286 .429 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 .325 .545 .413 28.6
2018 Sinker 2.1 11 522 36.4 148 .344 .600 .451 14.8 10.8 12.6 .325 .576 .428 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
2023 Changeup 33 87.0 97 16.0 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 48 91.9 98 16.8 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Knuckle Curve 64 78.8 70 16.9 7:45 7:15 30
2023 Sinker 164 93.1 97 20.1 1:15 1:30 -15
2023 Slider 227 85.0 33 5.5 9:30 8:45 45
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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 128 548 0 2 4 3 10
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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 548 45.8 64.9 82.2 21.5 46.9 38.7 50.4 41.4 27.8 7.1 82.1
Player 10,410 47.9 66.2 82.8 23.6 55.9 39.9 56.4 44.0 23.9 7.8 75.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 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
2016 39 43 41 43 48 65 71 37 52 24 69 26 11 61 12 87
2017 28 30 40 50 15 21 53 12 8 43 17 41 19 87 31 95 73
2018 1 6 1 2 7 24 2 3 21 47 40 39 1 85 38 95 63
2020 6 21 10 10 6 4 5 28 36 44 8 51 13 66 7 77 85
2021 24 46 45 45 12 54 58 54 62 34 12 57 3 68 18 77 82
2022 7 9 5 6 10 5 12 7 9 18 28 30 9 39 23 91 54
2023 3 11 1 1 5 25 9 12 15 23 12 64 6 43 36 88 73
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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 25.2 6 7.7 -2 1 6 4 66.7
Player 23.3 90 94.4 -4 27 77 42 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 6 8 6 7 9 7 8 5 8 5 6 10 8 8 11 8 7 6 9 10 6 8 11 9 6 6 9 9 9 8 5
Player 90 104 82 94 103 90 112 88 82 67 86 110 103 84 104 101 89 86 91 108 90 91 125 102 82 75 103 121 105 94 61
! 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 92.9 0.1
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 83.7 -1.2
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.8 -0.1 -- 1.7 -- -- 89.5 -- 88.6 -0.9 90.5 1.9 91.4 0.9
Launch Angle 11.6 11.6 0.0 -- 2.6 -- -- 14.4 -- 11.5 -2.9 15.8 4.3 18.7 2.9
Barrel % 4.9 5.7 0.8 -- 4.9 -- -- 13.1 -- 7.2 -5.9 9.7 2.5 12.6 2.9
Hard Hit % 34.4 38.6 4.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 39.3 -- 37.2 -2.1 44.6 7.4 46.0 1.4
Sweet Spot % 32.1 36.7 4.6 -- 4.1 -- -- 33.6 -- 32.3 -1.3 36.0 3.7 39.1 3.1
xBA .252 .262 0.010 -- 0.020 -- -- .271 -- .242 -0.029 .272 0.030 .286 0.014
BA .267 .269 0.002 -- 0.006 -- -- .212 -- .252 0.040 .284 0.032 .302 0.018
xwOBA .319 .332 0.013 -- 0.037 -- -- .386 -- .334 -0.052 .352 0.018 .406 0.054
wOBA .326 .338 0.012 -- 0.007 -- -- .322 -- .347 0.025 .368 0.021 .402 0.034
xSLG .414 .419 0.005 -- 0.090 -- -- .508 -- .406 -0.102 .466 0.060 .579 0.113
SLG .432 .441 0.009 -- 0.022 -- -- .394 -- .445 0.051 .500 0.055 .575 0.075
K% 17.6 20.9 3.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 22.3 -- 21.5 -0.8 17.8 -3.7 18.6 0.8
BB% 6.6 10.6 4.0 -- -1.8 -- -- 14.2 -- 12.0 -2.2 9.4 -2.6 13.2 3.8
Swing % 45.5 44.9 -0.6 -- -0.4 -- -- 39.7 -- 41.6 1.9 45.5 3.9 41.4 -4.1
Whiff% 20.2 23.1 2.9 -- 0.1 -- -- 26.8 -- 27.0 0.2 23.6 -3.4 27.8 4.2
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 21.5 -3.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 27.8 0.2 -- 3.1 -- -- 18.8 -- 21.2 2.4 28.8 7.6 24.8 -4.0
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 58.2 1.1 -- -2.0 -- -- 52.3 -- 51.6 -0.7 59.6 8.0 50.4 -9.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 281 .316 150 19 12.7 131 21 16.0
2017 671 .339 343 27 7.9 328 73 22.3
2018 372 .345 180 14 7.8 192 38 19.8
2020 197 .322 87 50 57.5 110 69 62.7
2021 346 .348 183 25 13.7 163 95 58.3
2022 616 .368 278 37 13.3 338 112 33.1
2023 128 .402 58 0 0.0 70 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 365 15.5 45.8% 1.1% 185 25.5 5.4% 30.3%
2017 795 14.4 55.6% 1.1% 481 23.0 0.2% 11.2%
2018 437 14.8 52.2% 0.7% 253 22.8 1.6% 9.9%
2020 258 16.1 36.0% 1.2% 143 24.4 0.0% 10.5%
2021 416 16.5 30.8% 3.1% 289 24.3 0.0% 13.1%
2022 717 16.1 33.8% 1.5% 406 24.0 0.5% 10.8%
2023 139 13.8 71.2% 0.0% 97 18.0 10.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution