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Corey Kluber
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 4, #134, San Diego Padres | Stetson
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 3 3.83 16 16 0 80.0 82 1.34
11 Seasons 103 61 3.19 225 220 0 1422.2 1544 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 16 5-3 3.83 80.0 82 1.34
11 Seasons 225 103-61 3.19 1422.2 1544 1.10

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 3273 585 33 5.6 87.9 112.9 11.5 33.2 .225 .362 .283 .280 .361 32.1 27.7 5.1 3.49 3.35
2016 30 3189 569 34 6 86.7 113.6 12 34.4 .222 .359 .275 .280 .346 30.4 26.4 6.6 3.14 3.38
2017 31 2945 471 25 5.3 85.3 111.6 10.5 33.8 .204 .322 .240 .246 .349 29.2 34.1 4.6 2.25 2.61
2018 32 3181 583 37 6.3 87.9 116.7 11.2 32.1 .221 .358 .270 .269 .345 34.3 26.4 4 2.89 3.05
2019 33 611 112 10 8.9 86.9 113.4 13.6 34.8 .254 .449 .353 .335 .392 38.4 22.6 8.9 5.80 5.13
2020 34 18 1 0 0 80.5 80.5 56.6 0 .010 .015 .233 .239 .019 0 33.3 33.3 0.00 2.40
2021 35 1338 221 15 6.8 86.9 116.6 13.9 34.8 .239 .371 .310 .308 .356 34.4 24 9.7 3.83 4.04
14555 2542 154 6.1 87 116.7 11.7 33.5 .221 .357 .275 .276 .352 32.1 27.9 5.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kluber relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(29.4%) ,
Cutter
(27.2%) ,
Sinker
(25.1%) ,
Changeup
(13.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(4.6%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Curveball 393 275 118 29.4 81.9 109 97 18 14 1 0 3 40 59 .186 .209 .289 .320 .243 .267 85.2 19 2506 6.4 39.1 25.5
2021 Cutter 364 175 189 27.2 87.6 81 67 19 13 5 0 1 6 62 .284 .246 .403 .358 .354 .327 85.5 17 2454 6.5 26.0 9.8
2021 Sinker 336 268 68 25.1 90.7 90 78 26 16 5 1 4 16 62 .333 .299 .577 .501 .425 .389 90.1 5 2113 6.6 9.6 16.0
2021 Changeup 184 65 119 13.8 84.7 48 47 9 8 1 0 0 17 30 .191 .195 .213 .273 .187 .213 82.0 12 1638 6.6 40.2 28.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 61 27 34 4.6 89.9 13 10 2 2 0 0 0 3 8 .200 .215 .200 .387 .262 .325 93.5 7 2263 6.5 12.0 10.0
2020 Sinker 8 4 4 44.4 91.6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .349 .349 2167 6.4 0.0 25.0
2020 Curveball 5 2 3 27.8 83.4 2525 6.4 0.0
2020 Cutter 3 1 2 16.7 88.4 2468 6.4 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1 0 1 5.6 91.5 2431 6.7 0.0
2020 Changeup 1 0 1 5.6 83.6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .020 .000 .029 .000 .019 80.5 57 1584 6.5 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 44.3 22.7 27.2 5.8 36.9 35.2 27.9 2.2 34.2 23.2 25.5 6 5.6
2016 45.7 20.7 27.1 6.5 36.4 33.6 30.1 3.2 36.7 24.3 23.2 4.7 6
2017 45.9 19.5 27.2 7.4 33.1 42.7 24.2 6.4 34.4 23.6 24 4.9 5.3
2018 45.6 22.3 26.2 5.7 37.2 36.7 25.9 2.4 34.6 23.7 23 5.7 6.3
2019 41.1 27.7 24.1 7.1 26.8 41.1 32.1 8 28.6 25 21.4 8 8.9
2020 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0
2021 43.9 24.9 23.5 7.7 41.6 34.8 23.5 5.9 28.5 25.3 26.7 6.3 6.8
45 22 26.5 6.5 36.2 36.8 27 3.8 34.1 23.9 24 5.5 6.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Changeup NYY R 184 84.7 33.5 -0.2 -1 13.6 -0.9 -6
2021 Cutter NYY R 363 87.6 27.9 0.4 1 3.8 1.6 72
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 61 89.9 18.6 -0.4 -2 5.3 -2.4 -31
2021 Sinker NYY R 332 90.7 24.7 0.1 1 15.5 0.4 3
2021 Curveball NYY R 392 81.9 40.7 -8.1 -17 16.9 5.8 53
2020 Cutter TEX R 3 88.4 24.8 2 7 0.4 -1.4 -79
2020 Changeup TEX R 1 83.6 34.5 0.6 2 17.4 3.5 25
2020 Sinker TEX R 8 91.6 22.9 -0.8 -4 16.7 1.6 10
2020 4-Seamer TEX R 1 91.5 17.4 -0.5 -3 10.1 1.9 23
2020 Curveball TEX R 5 83.4 34.7 -12.4 -26 15 5.2 53
2019 Changeup CLE R 52 84.9 32.8 0.4 1 14.8 0.2 1
2019 Sinker CLE R 163 91.3 24.4 -0.4 -2 15.7 0.3 2
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 79 92 18 -0.3 -1 8.5 -0.1 -1
2019 Curveball CLE R 140 82.9 41.2 -5.8 -12 18.1 8.5 89
2019 Cutter CLE R 177 88.1 29.3 -0.7 -2 3.4 1.3 63
2018 4-Seamer CLE R 273 92 18.1 -0.2 -1 6.7 -1.9 -22
2018 Curveball CLE R 691 83.8 38.2 -7 -16 15.2 4.9 48
2018 Sinker CLE R 1005 92 24.9 0.4 2 15.2 0.1 1
2018 Cutter CLE R 905 88.5 29.7 -2.7 -10 3.2 1.5 83
2018 Changeup CLE R 202 85.2 34.1 0.8 2 12.3 -2.2 -15
2017 Changeup CLE R 180 85.8 30.8 1 3 12.8 -1.4 -10
2017 Cutter CLE R 670 89 28 -2.1 -8 3 1.1 57
2017 4-Seamer CLE R 423 92.7 16 -0.1 0 6.2 -2.5 -29
2017 Sinker CLE R 837 92.5 21.6 -0.2 -1 14.3 -0.8 -5
2017 Curveball CLE R 824 84.4 35.2 -8.8 -20 13.6 5 59
2016 Sinker CLE R 1120 93.1 19 -1 -5 13.7 -1.2 -8
2016 Changeup CLE R 143 85.8 28.8 -0.6 -2 11.6 -2.3 -16
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 543 92.9 15 0.3 2 5.2 -3.9 -43
2016 Slider CLE R 761 89.4 26 -1.6 -6 3.2 1.9 138
2016 Curveball CLE R 587 83.9 37.6 -6.1 -14 15.1 7.5 98
! 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 %
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 0 61 4.6 13 .2 .2 .267 12 23.1 10 .215 .387 .326 62.5
2021 Changeup -2.7 -5 184 13.8 48 .191 .213 .191 40.2 35.4 28.3 .195 .273 .213 23.3
2021 Cutter -1.3 -5 364 27.2 81 .284 .403 .359 26 7.4 9.8 .246 .358 .327 32.3
2021 Sinker 2.8 9 336 25.1 90 .333 .577 .439 9.6 17.8 16 .299 .501 .389 51.6
2021 Curveball -0.7 -3 393 29.4 109 .186 .289 .255 39.1 36.7 25.5 .209 .32 .267 20.3
2020 Changeup -12.8 0 1 5.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .02 .029 .019 0
2020 Sinker 0.1 0 8 44.4 2 0 0 .35 0 50 25 .35
2020 Cutter -2.5 0 3 16.7 50
2020 Curveball 1.4 0 5 27.8 0 0
2020 4-Seamer 0 0 1 5.6 0 0
2019 Changeup 3.4 2 52 8.5 11 .273 .545 .341 25 0 0 .272 .367 .278 27.3
2019 4-Seamer 4.1 3 79 12.9 19 .385 .538 .483 20 15.8 11.5 .351 .605 .48 54.5
2019 Curveball -0.9 -1 140 22.9 34 .176 .176 .185 36.7 44.1 30 .117 .161 .121 31.6
2019 Sinker 4.2 7 163 26.7 46 .39 .732 .5 16.9 10.9 16.7 .346 .788 .488 61.1
2019 Cutter -1.8 -3 177 29 58 .286 .367 .353 32 25.9 39.5 .242 .344 .307 17.1
2018 Changeup -0.6 -1 202 6.4 46 .222 .378 .256 41.4 21.7 20 .232 .329 .243 27.8
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 273 8.6 67 .154 .292 .204 21.1 31.3 17.4 .186 .329 .233 38.6
2018 Curveball -2.9 -20 691 21.7 196 .104 .219 .153 37.6 39.3 25.4 .179 .319 .225 26.7
2018 Cutter -1.1 -10 905 28.5 250 .263 .39 .314 29.2 20 23.8 .246 .363 .286 32.6
2018 Sinker 0.9 9 1005 31.6 255 .304 .494 .366 9.2 22.7 21.9 .261 .439 .327 41.1
2018 N/A 1 0
2017 Changeup -4.2 -8 180 6.1 47 .109 .109 .111 33.3 19.1 29 .211 .26 .214 13.5
2017 4-Seamer -1 -4 423 14.4 89 .182 .312 .276 18.8 20.2 13.2 .246 .395 .328 32.2
2017 Cutter -1.1 -7 670 22.8 175 .25 .47 .324 37.9 24.6 28.1 .244 .418 .293 28.6
2017 Sinker 0.8 7 837 28.4 194 .301 .489 .373 9.2 24.7 22.7 .274 .439 .335 42.3
2017 Curveball -4.2 -35 824 28 267 .099 .141 .12 49 54.7 38 .121 .176 .135 18.8
! 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
2021 Changeup 177 84.7 77 15 1:45 2:30 -45
2021 Curveball 389 81.9 54 18 8:00 8:45 -45
2021 Cutter 360 87.6 36 7.9 12:00 10:45 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 60 89.9 75 15.6 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 315 90.7 80 17.9 1:15 2:15 -60
! 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
2012 280 1082 5 -2 5 4 12
2013 606 2287 -7 -7 14 6 5
2014 948 3488 -13 -27 9 5 -27
2015 883 3262 -8 -20 4 8 -16
2016 996 3703 -14 -44 13 10 -35
2017 804 3077 -17 -33 2 7 -41
2018 837 3163 -11 -24 2 11 -22
2019 168 611 4 -3 2 5 7
2021 341 1338 1 -18 8 6 -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 %
2015 3273 50.6 67.4 81.9 34.6 52.3 45.3 63.5 51.1 26.9 7 76.1
2016 3189 48.6 65.7 81.8 32.3 51.4 42 62.6 48.5 28.1 7.5 74.1
2017 2945 51.2 64 78.8 33.3 40.9 43.5 64.5 49.1 33.6 7.9 70.8
2018 3181 48.2 64.3 85.4 33.6 50 43.3 63.3 48.2 26.9 6.3 75.3
2019 611 42.7 66.3 82.1 33.1 55.2 41.2 64.9 47.3 28.4 5.9 75
2020 18 38.9 57.1 100 36.4 75 38.9 33.3 44.4 12.5 5.6 100
2021 1338 46.5 65.6 84.1 31 48.2 41 64.5 47.1 28.1 7.2 77.3
14555 49 65.4 82.2 33.2 49.2 43.2 63.6 49 28.7 7.1 74.4
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 74 65 61 51 80 6 33 56 56 87 88 80 74 62 63 72
2016 80 76 71 64 85 12 49 88 79 84 69 83 80 54 71 76
2017 96 89 88 84 97 24 63 91 80 97 96 93 96 30 84 70
2018 87 70 68 62 96 8 52 65 60 72 98 66 87 20 88 71
2019 14 71 57
2020
2021 53 49 64 74 37 57 63 84 82 54 31 66 53 9 61 60
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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 23.2 4 4.9 -1 4 4 2 50
2021 22.9 8 10.3 -2 2 7 1 12.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 3 4 8 6 4 4 4 6 3 6 4 4 2 4 4 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 7
2021 8 8 13 6 11 7 10 11 9 10 12 9 6 10 10 12 9 11 11 11 4 7 7 9 6 12 8 6 11 6 13
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.4 93 -0.4 91.3 -1.7 90.5 -0.8 90.1 -0.4 90.8 0.7 89.2 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 85.8 0.2 85.8 0 85.2 -0.6 84.9 -0.3 83.6 -1.3 84.7 1.1
Breaking Velocity 86.9 87 0.1 84.4 -2.6 83.8 -0.6 82.9 -0.9 83.4 0.5 81.9 -1.5
Exit Velocity 87.9 86.7 -1.2 85.3 -1.4 87.9 2.6 86.9 -1 80.5 -6.4 86.9 6.4
Launch Angle 11.5 12 0.5 10.5 -1.5 11.2 0.7 13.6 2.4 56.6 43 13.9 -42.7
Barrel % 5.6 6 0.4 5.3 -0.7 6.3 1 8.9 2.6 0 -8.9 6.8 6.8
Hard Hit % 32.1 30.4 -1.7 29.2 -1.2 34.3 5.1 38.4 4.1 0 -38.4 34.4 34.4
Sweet Spot % 33.2 34.4 1.2 33.8 -0.6 32.1 -1.7 34.8 2.7 0 -34.8 34.8 34.8
xBA .225 .222 -0.003 .204 -0.018 .221 0.017 .254 0.033 .01 -0.244 .239 0.229
BA .231 .216 -0.015 .193 -0.023 .223 0.03 .297 0.074 0 -0.297 .247 0.247
xwOBA .28 .28 0 .246 -0.034 .269 0.023 .335 0.066 .239 -0.096 .308 0.069
wOBA .283 .275 -0.008 .24 -0.035 .27 0.03 .353 0.083 .233 -0.12 .31 0.077
xSLG .362 .359 -0.003 .322 -0.037 .358 0.036 .449 0.091 .015 -0.434 .371 0.356
SLG .371 .357 -0.014 .321 -0.036 .367 0.046 .453 0.086 0 -0.453 .375 0.375
K% 27.7 26.4 -1.3 34.1 7.7 26.4 -7.7 22.6 -3.8 33.3 10.7 24 -9.3
BB% 5.1 6.6 1.5 4.6 -2 4 -0.6 8.9 4.9 33.3 24.4 9.7 -23.6
Swing % 51.1 48.5 -2.6 49.1 0.6 48.2 -0.9 47.3 -0.9 44.4 -2.9 47.1 2.7
Whiff% 26.9 28.1 1.2 33.6 5.5 26.9 -6.7 28.4 1.5 12.5 -15.9 28.1 15.6
In Zone % 50.6 48.6 -2 51.2 2.6 48.2 -3 42.7 -5.5 38.9 -3.8 46.5 7.6
Out of Zone % 49.4 51.4 2 48.8 -2.6 51.8 3 57.3 5.5 61.1 3.8 53.5 -7.6
Out of Zone Swing % 34.6 32.3 -2.3 33.3 1 33.6 0.3 33.1 -0.5 36.4 3.3 31 -5.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.9 31.6 -3.3 30.9 -0.7 30.2 -0.7 33.9 3.7 0 -33.9 33.7 33.7
First Pitch Strike % 63.5 62.6 -0.9 64.5 1.9 63.3 -1.2 64.9 1.6 33.3 -31.6 64.5 31.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 845 .273 440 18 4.1 405 93 23.0
2017 772 .238 408 3 0.7 364 55 15.1
2018 814 .271 424 6 1.4 390 94 24.1
2019 168 .353 94 0 0.0 74 15 20.3
2020 3 .233 1 0 0.0 2 2 100.0
2021 329 .306 199 10 5.0 130 98 75.4

Pitch Distribution