Cooper Criswell
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 6" 200LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 13, #391, Los Angeles Angels | North Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 20.25 1 1 0 1.1 0 4.50
2022 0 0 2.70 1 1 0 3.1 4 0.90
2023 1 1 5.40 9 0 0 30 24 1.50
3 Seasons 1 2 5.71 11 2 0 34.2 28 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0-1 20.25 1.1 0 4.50
2022 1 0-0 2.70 3.1 4 0.90
2023 9 1-1 5.40 30 24 1.50
3 Seasons 11 1-2 5.71 34.2 28 1.56
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
2021 24 41 10 0 0.0 0.0 97.4 107.0 2.4 30.0 .420 .505 .633 .403 .403 70.0 0.0 0.0 20.25 7.48
2022 25 45 8 0 0.0 0.0 93.3 103.8 4.9 12.5 .117 .154 .189 .163 .178 25.0 30.8 7.7 2.70 1.14
2023 26 493 98 5 5.1 3.7 87.8 111.9 7.7 38.8 .270 .421 .366 .335 .372 33.7 17.8 6.7 5.40 4.77
Player 579 116 5 4.3 3.2 89.0 111.9 7.1 36.2 .267 .405 .369 .325 .361 36.2 17.7 6.3
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

Criswell relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(33.9%) ,
Sweeper
(28.2%) ,
Cutter
(24.9%) ,
Changeup
(13%) ,


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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
2021 60.0 10.0 30.0 0.0 40.0 50.0 10.0 0.0 40.0 10.0 40.0 10.0 0.0 0.0
2022 62.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 37.5 50.0 12.5 0.0 50.0 25.0 12.5 12.5 0.0 0.0
2023 43.9 21.4 31.6 3.1 38.8 43.9 17.3 2.0 37.8 24.5 25.5 5.1 5.1 3.7
Player 46.6 19.8 30.2 3.4 38.8 44.8 16.4 1.7 38.8 23.3 25.9 6.0 4.3 3.2
MLB 44.7 23.4 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 TB R 167 88.5 32.8 4.5 16 18.4 3.3 22
2023 Changeup TB R 64 83.7 43.9 8.2 23 14.6 -0.1 0
2023 Sweeper TB R 139 76.2 43.5 -2.0 -4 20.4 3.0 18
2023 Cutter TB R 123 83.3 33.3 -0.6 -2 3.8 0.8 28
2022 Cutter TB R 4 82.9 33.6 -0.3 -1 7.3 4.1 130
2022 Sinker TB R 25 90.2 30.6 4.9 19 18.4 3.2 21
2022 Sweeper TB R 16 77.6 44.8 -0.1 0 17.5 0.1 0
2021 Sinker LAA R 20 87.2 33.3 7.0 26 15.6 1.0 7
2021 Sweeper LAA R 14 75.1 45.5 -2.1 -4 16.7 -1.8 -10
2021 Changeup LAA R 7 83.2 40.5 6.3 19 15.8 1.7 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 %
2023 Sinker -0.4 -1 167 33.9 46 .341 .585 .413 12.3 13.0 18.8 .320 .484 .382 47.2
2023 Sweeper -1.3 -2 139 28.2 38 .212 .364 .305 21.9 36.8 18.9 .161 .261 .249 15.8
2023 Cutter 1.4 2 123 24.9 31 .286 .429 .376 14.3 3.2 9.1 .310 .480 .374 22.2
2023 Changeup -3.1 -2 64 13.0 19 .368 .632 .426 19.4 15.8 12.5 .291 .479 .329 43.8
2022 Sinker 3.1 1 25 55.6 6 .167 .167 .150 16.7 0.0 0.0 .089 .098 .085 0.0
2022 Sweeper -7.0 -1 16 35.6 6 .200 .200 .267 57.1 66.7 44.4 .120 .138 .211 100.0
2022 Cutter 4.8 0 4 8.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .269 .577 .350 100.0
2021 Sinker -12.0 -2 20 48.8 6 .667 1.000 .717 0.0 0.0 0.0 .390 .461 .368 66.7
2021 Sweeper -3.1 0 14 34.1 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .430 .574 .440 50.0
2021 Changeup -5.7 0 7 17.1 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .501 .570 .473 100.0
! 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 54 83.7 88 16.9 2:45 3:45 -60
2023 Cutter 122 83.3 37 7.3 11:30 10:45 45
2023 Sinker 165 88.5 84 19.5 2:00 3:00 -60
2023 Sweeper 137 76.2 71 21.8 8:30 9:15 -45
2022 Sinker 25 90.2 90 19.5 2:00 2:45 -45
2022 Sweeper 16 77.6 69 18.6 8:30 9:00 -30
2021 Sinker 20 87.2 76 16.5 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 Sweeper 14 75.1 70 17.6 8:45 9:00 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 134 493 2 0 -2 -3 -3
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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 %
2021 41 48.8 80.0 100.0 19.0 100.0 31.7 40.0 48.8 0.0 12.2 100.0
2022 45 62.2 53.6 73.3 29.4 60.0 57.8 84.6 44.4 30.0 4.4 50.0
2023 493 51.3 62.8 88.7 27.5 69.7 38.5 64.4 45.6 16.4 7.1 74.3
Player 579 52.0 63.1 88.4 27.0 70.7 39.6 64.6 45.8 16.2 7.3 76.2
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
2023 2 10 91
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 25.8 5 3.8 1 1 2 2 40.0
Player 25.8 5 3.8 1 1 2 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 5 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4
Player 5 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.2 89.2 2.0 86.3 -2.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.2 0.0 0.0 83.7 0.0
Breaking Velocity 75.1 77.6 2.5 76.2 -1.4
Exit Velocity 97.4 93.3 -4.1 87.8 -5.5
Launch Angle 2.4 4.9 2.5 7.7 2.8
Barrel % 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 5.1
Hard Hit % 70.0 25.0 -45.0 33.7 8.7
Sweet Spot % 30.0 12.5 -17.5 38.8 26.3
xBA .420 .117 -0.303 .270 0.153
BA .600 .167 -0.433 .298 0.131
xwOBA .403 .163 -0.240 .335 0.172
wOBA .633 .189 -0.444 .366 0.177
xSLG .505 .154 -0.351 .421 0.267
SLG .900 .167 -0.733 .496 0.329
K% 0.0 30.8 30.8 17.8 -13.0
BB% 0.0 7.7 7.7 6.7 -1.0
Swing % 48.8 44.4 -4.4 45.6 1.2
Whiff% 0.0 30.0 30.0 16.4 -13.6
In Zone % 48.8 62.2 13.4 51.3 -10.9
Out of Zone % 51.2 37.8 -13.4 48.7 10.9
Out of Zone Swing % 19.0 29.4 10.4 27.5 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 10.0 30.8 20.8 27.4 -3.4
First Pitch Strike % 40.0 84.6 44.6 64.4 -20.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 10 .633 6 2 33.3 4 4 100.0
2022 Shifts 13 .189 11 5 45.5 2 2 100.0
2023 Shades 134 .366 80 12 15.0 54 20 37.0
! 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 %
2021 9 13.8 77.8% 0.0% 11 19.2 0.0% 0.0%
2022 23 16.8 21.7% 0.0% 1 21.5 0.0% 0.0%
2023 143 11.6 93.7% 0.0% 81 16.1 23.5% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution