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Cole Sulser
Popularity: ↑ 30%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 190LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 25, #741, Cleveland Indians | Dartmouth
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 5 5.56 19 0 5 22.2 19 1.50
2 Seasons 1 5 4.20 26 0 5 30.0 28 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 19 1-5 5.56 22.2 19 1.50
2 Seasons 26 1-5 4.20 30.0 28 1.40

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 130 17 1 5.9 89.9 18.3 23.5 .124 .210 .233 .197 .215 23.5 31.0 10.3 0.00 1.64
2020 416 64 3 4.7 86.9 17.3 34.4 .221 .379 .309 .317 .318 31.3 19.0 17.0 5.56 4.61
ALL 546 81 4 4.9 87.5 17.5 32.1 .198 .338 .292 .290 .296 29.6 21.7 15.5
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sulser relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57.5%) ,
Changeup
(26%) ,
Slider
(16.6%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 239 120 119 57.5 93.8 53 36 9 5 2 1 1 7 31 .250 .234 .444 .394 .404 .383 84.2 19 2409 26.9 11.9
2020 Changeup 108 33 75 26.0 85.7 33 33 5 4 1 0 0 10 23 .152 .189 .182 .314 .142 .206 86.7 19 1700 34.8 19.6
2020 Slider 69 68 1 16.6 87.5 13 12 3 1 1 0 1 2 10 .250 .271 .583 .512 .363 .344 78.4 7 2367 31.0 9.5
2019 4-Seam Fastball 83 62 21 63.8 93.4 19 16 1 1 0 0 0 8 8 .063 .060 .063 .142 .155 .177 91.0 32 2335 28.9 24.2
2019 Slider 35 34 1 26.9 86.7 7 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 7 .429 .230 .429 .267 .373 .223 85.8 7 2394 18.8 0.0
2019 Changeup 12 0 12 9.2 83.4 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .222 .667 .441 .406 .268 95.3 29 1804 25.0 25.0


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 Slider BAL R 69 87.5 27.8 -5.1 -16 3.4 -0.5 -14
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 239 93.8 12.6 2.5 17 10 2.7 38
2020 Changeup BAL R 108 85.7 27.1 -3.5 -12 14.8 1.5 12
2019 Changeup TB R 12 83.4 26.6 -4.8 -15 11.9 -1.6 -12
2019 Slider TB R 35 86.7 30.8 -2.8 -8 4.5 0.6 15
2019 4-Seamer TB R 83 93.4 12.9 2.9 18 9.8 2.3 30
! 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 0.4 0 69 16.6 13 .250 .583 .373 31.0 15.4 9.5 .271 .512 .345 30.0
2020 Changeup -0.9 -1 108 26.0 33 .152 .182 .174 34.8 30.3 19.6 .189 .314 .206 30.4
2020 4-Seamer 3.2 8 239 57.5 53 .250 .444 .431 26.9 13.2 11.9 .234 .394 .386 32.3
2019 Changeup 10.1 1 12 9.2 3 .333 .667 .417 25.0 33.3 25.0 .222 .441 .268 50.0
2019 Slider 2.9 1 35 26.9 7 .429 .429 .386 18.8 0.0 0.0 .230 .267 .223 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 83 63.8 19 .063 .063 .158 28.9 42.1 24.2 .060 .142 .178 37.5
! 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 104 85.7 97 18.1 2:00 1:30 -30
2020 Slider 67 87.5 47 8.1 11:00 12:00 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 233 93.8 99 21.0 1:00 1:15 15
! 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 29 130 -2 1 1 0 1
2020 99 416 2 -2 5 2 7
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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 130 40.0 63.5 78.8 37.2 69.0 43.8 55.2 47.7 25.8 5.4 85.7
2020 416 43.0 76.0 75.0 27.8 59.1 47.8 52.0 48.6 30.2 7.2 86.7
ALL 546 42.3 73.2 75.7 30.2 62.1 46.9 52.7 48.4 29.2 6.8 86.5
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 35.3 41.2 11.8 11.8 23.5 17.6 58.8 0.0 29.4 47.1 11.8 5.9 5.9
2020 40.6 21.9 25.0 12.5 35.9 34.4 29.7 9.4 29.7 32.8 20.3 3.1 4.7
ALL 39.5 25.9 22.2 12.3 33.3 30.9 35.8 7.4 29.6 35.8 18.5 3.7 4.9
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
2020 38 69 60 50 19 74 80 74 84 22 2 74 38 61 79
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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 22.9 2 1.7 0.3 1 1 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1
! 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 93.8 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 85.7 2.3
Breaking Velocity 86.7 87.5 0.8
Exit Velocity 89.9 86.9 -3
Launch Angle 18.3 17.3 -1
Barrel % 5.9 4.7 -1.2
Hard Hit % 23.5 31.3 7.8
Sweet Spot % 23.5 34.4 10.9
xBA .124 .221 0.097
BA .192 .21 0.018
xwOBA .197 .317 0.12
wOBA .233 .309 0.076
xSLG .21 .379 0.169
SLG .231 .358 0.127
K% 31 19 -12
BB% 10.3 17 6.7
Swing % 47.7 48.6 0.9
Whiff% 25.8 30.2 4.4
In Zone Swing % 40 43 3
Out of Zone Swing % 60 57 -3
First Pitch Swing % 34.5 32 -2.5
First Pitch Strike % 55.2 52 -3.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 29 .233 21 0 0.0 8 3 37.5
2020 99 .309 50 15 30.0 49 28 57.1

Pitch Distribution