Cole Sulser
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 190LBS | Age: 32

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 3.86 26 0 2 23.1 26 1.29
4 Seasons 7 12 3.32 112 0 15 116.2 127 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 26 1-3 3.86 23.1 26 1.29
4 Seasons 112 7-12 3.32 116.2 127 1.23

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
2019 29 130 17 1 5.9 3.4 89.9 107.0 18.3 23.5 .120 .207 .233 .194 .210 23.5 31.0 10.3 0.00 1.66
2020 30 416 64 3 4.7 3 86.9 107.3 17.3 34.4 .219 .372 .314 .325 .329 31.3 19.0 17.0 5.56 4.51
2021 31 1070 161 13 8.1 5.1 88.1 113.2 14.9 29.2 .207 .341 .264 .274 .339 39.8 28.4 8.9 2.70 3.13
2022 32 405 59 4 6.8 4.2 89.8 113.4 11.8 40.7 .254 .404 .307 .326 .411 40.7 27.4 10.5 3.86 4.43
Player 2021 301 21 7 4.4 88.3 113.4 15.0 32.2 .213 .351 .281 .290 .343 37.2 26.4 11.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sulser relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.9%) ,
Changeup
(42.5%) ,
Slider
(5.9%) ,
Curveball
(1.7%) ,


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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
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 3.4
2020 40.6 25.0 21.9 12.5 35.9 34.4 29.7 9.4 29.7 32.8 20.3 3.1 4.7 3.0
2021 41.0 28.6 22.4 8.1 33.5 36.6 29.8 3.7 34.2 29.8 18.0 6.2 8.1 5.1
2022 44.1 23.7 28.8 3.4 37.3 42.4 20.3 5.1 27.1 18.6 32.2 8.5 6.8 4.2
Player 41.2 27.6 22.9 8.3 34.2 36.2 29.6 5.0 31.6 29.2 20.9 6.0 7.0 4.4
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Slider MIA R 24 84.9 33.7 -2.6 -7 5.3 -1.0 -16
2022 Changeup MIA R 172 83.2 34.6 2.1 6 14.6 0.7 5
2022 4-Seamer MIA R 201 92.0 14.7 1.2 7 8.0 1.2 18
2022 Curveball MIA R 7 77.8 46.8 -7.9 -14 15.2 5.3 54
2021 Curveball BAL R 24 77.3 54.2 -2.0 -4 16.7 7.0 73
2021 Changeup BAL R 355 84.0 33.2 1.7 5 13.5 -0.3 -2
2021 Slider BAL R 144 86.3 32.4 -1.9 -6 4.8 -0.1 -2
2021 4-Seamer BAL R 547 93.2 13.3 1.7 11 8.4 1.3 19
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 240 93.8 12.6 2.5 16 10.0 2.7 36
2020 Slider BAL R 69 87.5 27.8 -5.3 -16 3.4 -0.6 -16
2020 Changeup BAL R 107 85.7 27.1 -3.4 -11 14.8 1.6 12
2019 4-Seamer TB R 83 93.3 12.9 2.9 18 9.8 2.2 30
2019 Slider TB R 35 86.7 30.8 -2.5 -8 4.5 0.6 17
2019 Changeup TB R 12 83.4 26.6 -4.8 -15 11.9 -1.6 -12
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -2.2 -4 202 49.9 47 .205 .282 .286 25.9 19.1 15.5 .286 .481 .384 48.4
2022 Changeup 0.8 1 172 42.5 39 .243 .378 .297 35.6 41.0 20.5 .204 .248 .225 33.3
2022 Slider 9.7 2 24 5.9 8 .429 .857 .563 30.0 12.5 20.0 .354 .818 .517 33.3
2022 Curveball -5.0 0 7 1.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .076 .098 .071 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 1 547 51.1 98 .279 .500 .376 28.7 26.5 18.2 .226 .453 .334 58.3
2021 Changeup -3.2 -11 355 33.2 124 .125 .179 .177 34.1 33.9 24.0 .179 .251 .227 25.0
2021 Slider -1.8 -3 144 13.5 32 .290 .323 .286 25.0 15.6 14.7 .246 .352 .272 34.6
2021 Curveball 1.6 0 24 2.2 3 .333 .333 .300 28.6 0.0 0.0 .346 .399 .324 66.7
2020 4-Seamer 3.4 8 240 57.7 54 .243 .432 .440 27.6 14.8 13.3 .225 .376 .384 32.3
2020 Changeup -1.0 -1 107 25.7 32 .156 .188 .180 33.8 28.1 18.0 .191 .314 .217 30.4
2020 Slider 0.1 0 69 16.6 13 .250 .583 .373 31.0 15.4 9.5 .271 .514 .361 30.0
2019 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 83 63.8 19 .063 .063 .158 28.9 42.1 24.2 .063 .145 .181 37.5
2019 Slider 2.9 1 35 26.9 7 .429 .429 .386 18.8 0.0 0.0 .205 .245 .199 0.0
2019 Changeup 10.0 1 12 9.2 3 .333 .667 .417 25.0 33.3 25.0 .227 .451 .281 50.0
! 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 99 85.6 97 18.1 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 231 93.8 99 21.0 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 64 87.5 46 8.0 12:00 11:00 60
2021 Changeup 338 83.9 82 14.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Curveball 23 77.2 72 20.5 7:30 8:00 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 545 93.2 97 19.8 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 141 86.3 39 6.3 11:00 10:00 60
2022 Changeup 162 83.2 85 15.8 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 198 91.9 95 19.1 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Slider 24 84.9 31 7.1 11:00 9:45 75
! 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 0
2020 99 416 3 -3 4 2 7
2021 257 1,070 -8 -18 8 6 -12
2022 95 405 -1 -3 1 2 -1
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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
2021 1,070 49.3 70.4 77.4 31.5 52.0 42.4 59.5 50.7 30.3 6.9 74.3
2022 405 47.7 70.5 82.4 34.9 47.3 39.5 68.4 51.9 30.0 6.7 74.1
Player 2,021 47.1 71.1 78.0 31.8 53.8 43.0 59.5 50.3 29.9 6.8 77.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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
2019 54 67 80
2020 40 72 62 55 19 74 80 74 84 22 2 74 52 64 80 76
2021 86 85 83 74 85 67 45 66 38 80 41 79 83 51 63 83
2022 26 51 83
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2020 22.9 2 2.1 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 24.2 5 4.8 0 0 5 1 20.0
2022 25.4 2 2.1 0 3 1 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 2 2 2 2 2 3 0 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
2021 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 6 2 4 3 6 6 5 4 4 5 5 3 5 5 6 5 2 3 3 6
2022 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 4 1 3
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 93.8 0.5 93.2 -0.6 92 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 85.7 2.3 84 -1.7 83.2 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 86.7 87.5 0.8 85 -2.5 83.3 -1.7
Exit Velocity 89.9 86.9 -3 88.1 1.2 89.8 1.7
Launch Angle 18.3 17.3 -1 14.9 -2.4 11.8 -3.1
Barrel % 5.9 4.7 -1.2 8.1 3.4 6.8 -1.3
Hard Hit % 23.5 31.3 7.8 39.8 8.5 40.7 0.9
Sweet Spot % 23.5 34.4 10.9 29.2 -5.2 40.7 11.5
xBA .12 .219 0.099 .207 -0.012 .254 0.047
BA .192 .21 0.018 .207 -0.003 .238 0.031
xwOBA .194 .325 0.131 .274 -0.051 .326 0.052
wOBA .233 .314 0.081 .264 -0.05 .307 0.043
xSLG .207 .372 0.165 .341 -0.031 .404 0.063
SLG .231 .358 0.127 .319 -0.039 .369 0.05
K% 31 19 -12 28.4 9.4 27.4 -1
BB% 10.3 17 6.7 8.9 -8.1 10.5 1.6
Swing % 47.7 48.6 0.9 50.7 2.1 51.9 1.2
Whiff% 25.8 30.2 4.4 30.3 0.1 30 -0.3
In Zone % 40 43 3 49.3 6.3 47.7 -1.6
Out of Zone % 60 57 -3 50.7 -6.3 52.3 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 37.2 27.8 -9.4 31.5 3.7 34.9 3.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.5 32 -2.5 30 -2 36.8 6.8
First Pitch Strike % 55.2 52 -3.2 59.5 7.5 68.4 8.9
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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 .314 50 15 30.0 49 28 57.1
2021 256 .262 129 14 10.9 127 71 55.9
2022 95 .307 50 19 38.0 45 29 64.4

Pitch Tempo

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