Cole Ragans
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 4" 190LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #30, Texas Rangers | North Florida Christian HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 3 4.95 9 9 0 40 27 1.48
2023 7 5 3.47 29 12 0 96 113 1.16
2024 0 1 1.93 4 4 0 23.1 29 1.20
3 Seasons 7 9 3.62 42 25 0 159.1 169 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 9 0-3 4.95 40 27 1.48
2023 29 7-5 3.47 96 113 1.16
2024 4 0-1 1.93 23.1 29 1.20
3 Seasons 42 7-9 3.62 159.1 169 1.24
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
2022 24 706 131 9 6.9 5.2 87.5 110.2 18.2 36.6 .276 .418 .346 .336 .362 32.8 15.5 9.2 4.95 4.78
2023 25 1586 236 15 6.4 3.8 87.8 113.6 10.6 31.8 .212 .331 .266 .283 .345 36.9 28.8 10.5 3.47 3.33
2024 26 383 61 2 3.3 2.0 89.0 109.7 8.5 27.9 .237 .324 .274 .276 .358 39.3 29.6 7.1 1.93 3.02
Player 2675 428 26 6.1 3.9 87.9 113.6 12.6 32.7 .233 .353 .288 .296 .352 36.0 25.5 9.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ragans relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(38.1%) ,
Changeup
(22.7%) ,
Cutter
(17.0%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(11.5%) ,
Slider
(10.7%) ,


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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
2022 37.4 19.8 29.0 13.7 44.3 26.0 29.8 3.1 22.1 29.8 32.1 5.3 6.9 5.2
2023 44.5 26.3 24.2 5.1 33.9 37.7 28.4 3.8 33.1 26.3 23.7 5.5 6.4 3.8
2024 44.3 23.0 26.2 6.6 39.3 34.4 26.2 4.9 29.5 21.3 36.1 4.9 3.3 2.0
Player 42.3 23.8 25.9 7.9 37.9 33.6 28.5 3.7 29.2 26.6 28.0 5.4 6.1 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2024 Changeup KC L 87 86.6 23.9 -6.2 -21 16.2 1.9 14
2024 Cutter KC L 65 92.8 21.6 0.1 0 3.4 -5.1 -293
2024 Slider KC L 41 86.4 37.5 2.7 8 1.3 -2.9 -70
2024 Curveball KC L 44 81.8 53.2 2.4 5 11.0 3.1 39
2024 4-Seam Fastball KC L 146 96.3 12.0 0.9 7 12.4 4.8 63
2023 Cutter KC L 209 91.8 26.1 -2.2 -9 2.1 -4.3 -197
2023 Curveball KC L 194 81.8 52.5 1.6 3 10.3 3.4 49
2023 Slider KC L 165 86.6 36.0 1.3 4 2.0 -2.3 -54
2023 Changeup KC L 375 86.6 25.9 -4.1 -14 15.6 1.6 11
2023 4-Seam Fastball KC L 631 96.5 13.4 -0.1 -1 12.4 4.9 66
2022 4-Seam Fastball TEX L 311 92.1 13.9 0.8 6 10.7 4.7 79
2022 Changeup TEX L 235 82.2 26.6 -4.9 -16 16.1 2.7 20
2022 Curveball TEX L 44 76.3 62.3 2.9 5 11.2 2.9 35
2022 Cutter TEX L 116 88.5 27.5 -0.4 -2 0.9 -3.9 -131
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 2.6 4 146 38.1 38 .229 .343 .283 22.5 28.9 25.0 .240 .405 .310 50.0
2024 Changeup 2.7 2 87 22.7 25 .182 .227 .242 51.1 32.0 25.0 .175 .203 .228 14.3
2024 Cutter 3.6 2 65 17.0 12 .250 .250 .225 28.6 8.3 33.3 .343 .389 .320 54.5
2024 Curveball -0.1 0 44 11.5 7 .167 .167 .229 66.7 57.1 30.8 .150 .180 .221 50.0
2024 Slider -8.0 -3 41 10.7 15 .333 .467 .347 23.1 33.3 21.7 .269 .318 .257 30.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -4 636 40.1 147 .234 .411 .341 27.9 32.7 22.4 .193 .358 .305 52.6
2023 Changeup 2.8 11 376 23.7 110 .152 .192 .212 34.4 22.7 19.7 .195 .277 .248 20.0
2023 Cutter 1.2 3 212 13.4 43 .270 .378 .345 23.8 9.3 17.4 .263 .423 .350 38.2
2023 Curveball -0.1 0 197 12.4 39 .194 .306 .251 29.5 30.8 18.2 .277 .411 .327 37.5
2023 Slider 4.3 7 165 10.4 52 .180 .200 .179 40.0 46.2 30.0 .206 .246 .202 37.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -4.1 -13 311 44.1 80 .388 .701 .513 11.7 12.5 10.6 .305 .516 .408 47.4
2022 Changeup 2.5 6 235 33.3 55 .151 .170 .179 36.2 21.8 15.2 .211 .255 .223 9.8
2022 Cutter 1.0 1 116 16.4 35 .235 .412 .322 18.8 14.3 15.2 .297 .462 .339 34.5
2022 Curveball 0.0 0 44 6.2 4 .250 .500 .313 25.0 0.0 0.0 .464 .591 .460 50.0
! 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
2024 Changeup 87 86.6 99 20.7 10:15 10:15 0
2024 Cutter 65 92.8 62 10.1 11:00 11:15 -15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 145 96.2 98 21.6 10:45 10:45 0
2024 Knuckle Curve 44 81.8 81 18.7 5:15 4:45 30
2024 Slider 40 86.4 16 3.4 5:15 4:45 30
2023 Changeup 365 86.6 99 19.0 10:00 10:00 0
2023 Curveball 196 81.8 79 17.8 5:00 4:45 15
2023 Cutter 207 91.8 44 5.9 11:15 11:15 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 621 96.6 97 20.2 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Slider 160 86.6 17 3.4 3:30 3:45 -15
2022 Changeup 235 82.2 97 21.3 10:15 10:15 0
2022 Curveball 44 76.3 88 21.3 5:15 5:00 15
2022 Cutter 116 88.5 53 6.5 11:15 11:45 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 311 92.1 99 21.1 10:45 11:00 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 174 706 3 0 -6 -3 -6
2023 391 1,586 18 15 -13 -5 16
2024 97 383 5 5 -3 -2 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 %
2022 706 43.5 77.5 84.9 29.6 61.9 43.1 60.3 50.4 22.5 7.5 86.8
2023 1,586 49.1 71.2 76.2 28.4 50.2 44.2 59.3 49.4 30.9 7.3 81.7
2024 383 49.3 69.3 75.6 29.9 44.8 41.3 65.3 49.3 33.3 6.8 76.9
Player 2,675 47.7 72.5 78.4 28.9 52.8 43.5 60.5 49.7 29.0 7.3 82.5
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2022 21 89 26
2023 84 85 88 83 72 60 75 75 64 85 21 83 44 88 95 50 22
2024 75 53 72 77 65 38 77 47 44 80 64 84 67 87 96 15
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.9 6 4.6 1 3 3 2 33.3
2023 22.2 7 8.5 -2 3 7 2 28.6
2024 21.9 1 1.6 -1 1 1 1 100.0
Player 23.4 14 14.7 -1 7 11 5 35.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 6 2 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 6 5 4 6 5 4 5 4 4 6 5 6 4 4 5 5 5 5 4
2023 7 7 6 8 9 9 9 8 7 8 8 7 11 8 8 10 9 9 8 10 7 9 11 10 7 8 9 8 10 9 7
2024 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
Player 14 11 11 15 15 15 16 14 12 13 14 14 19 15 14 18 16 14 14 17 13 17 18 18 12 13 15 14 17 16 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, 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 95.4 4.3 95.2 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 86.6 4.4 86.6 0.0
Breaking Velocity 76.3 84.0 7.7 84.0 0.0
Exit Velocity 87.5 87.8 0.3 89.0 1.2
Launch Angle 18.2 10.6 -7.6 8.5 -2.1
Barrel % 6.9 6.4 -0.5 3.3 -3.1
Hard Hit % 32.8 36.9 4.1 39.3 2.4
Sweet Spot % 36.6 31.8 -4.8 27.9 -3.9
xBA .276 .212 -0.064 .237 0.025
BA .272 .202 -0.070 .233 0.031
xwOBA .336 .283 -0.053 .276 -0.007
wOBA .346 .266 -0.080 .274 0.008
xSLG .418 .331 -0.087 .324 -0.007
SLG .456 .303 -0.153 .311 0.008
K% 15.5 28.8 13.3 29.6 0.8
BB% 9.2 10.5 1.3 7.1 -3.4
Swing % 50.4 49.4 -1.0 49.3 -0.1
Whiff% 22.5 30.9 8.4 33.3 2.4
In Zone % 43.5 49.1 5.6 49.3 0.2
Out of Zone % 56.5 50.9 -5.6 50.7 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.6 28.4 -1.2 29.9 1.5
First Pitch Swing % 33.9 34.3 0.4 29.6 -4.7
First Pitch Strike % 60.3 59.3 -1.0 65.3 6.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 174 .346 147 30 20.4 27 18 66.7
2023 Shades 390 .266 298 7 2.3 92 50 54.3
2024 Shades 97 .274 79 0 0.0 18 6 33.3
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 189 16.7 29.6% 1.6% 117 22.6 0.0% 4.3%
2023 408 14.8 52.7% 0.0% 257 18.7 3.5% 0.0%
2024 81 14.3 64.2% 0.0% 38 18.2 5.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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