Corey Kluber
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 36

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 10 10 4.34 31 31 0 164.0 139 1.21
12 Seasons 113 71 3.31 256 251 0 1586.2 1683 1.11
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 10-10 4.34 164.0 139 1.21
12 Seasons 256 113-71 3.31 1586.2 1683 1.11

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
2015 29 3273 585 33 5.6 3.7 87.9 112.9 11.5 33.2 .228 .367 .283 .284 .368 32.1 27.7 5.1 3.49 3.29
2016 30 3189 569 34 6.0 4.0 86.7 113.6 12.0 34.4 .223 .363 .275 .282 .350 30.4 26.4 6.6 3.14 3.31
2017 31 2945 471 25 5.3 3.2 85.3 111.6 10.5 33.8 .205 .325 .240 .248 .352 29.2 34.1 4.6 2.25 2.59
2018 32 3181 583 37 6.3 4.4 87.9 116.7 11.3 32.1 .227 .369 .270 .277 .359 34.5 26.4 4.0 2.89 3.20
2019 33 611 112 10 8.9 6.0 86.9 113.4 13.6 34.8 .254 .449 .353 .335 .392 38.4 22.6 8.9 5.80 5.02
2020 34 18 1 0 0.0 0.0 80.5 80.5 56.6 0.0 .010 .015 .233 .239 .019 0.0 33.3 33.3 0.00 2.38
2021 35 1338 221 15 6.8 4.4 86.9 116.6 13.9 34.8 .240 .372 .310 .309 .357 34.4 24.0 9.7 3.83 4.03
2022 36 2454 519 36 6.9 5.2 87.1 113.8 18.5 35.8 .261 .416 .316 .310 .370 34.7 20.2 3.0 4.33 4.00
Player 17009 3061 190 6.2 4.2 87.0 116.7 12.9 33.9 .230 .370 .281 .284 .361 32.6 26.7 5.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kluber relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(34.2%) ,
Curveball
(27.3%) ,
Sinker
(26.8%) ,
Changeup
(10.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.5%) ,


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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
2015 44.3 22.7 27.2 5.8 36.8 35.2 27.9 2.2 34.2 23.2 25.5 6.0 5.6 3.7
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 6.0 4.0
2017 45.9 19.5 27.2 7.4 32.9 42.7 24.2 6.4 34.4 23.6 24.0 4.9 5.3 3.2
2018 45.6 22.3 26.2 5.7 37.2 36.7 25.9 2.4 34.6 23.7 23.0 5.7 6.3 4.4
2019 41.1 27.7 24.1 7.1 26.8 41.1 32.1 8.0 28.6 25.0 21.4 8.0 8.9 6.0
2020 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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 4.4
2022 36.8 27.0 25.4 10.8 37.2 40.8 22.0 5.8 26.8 27.6 26.6 6.4 6.9 5.2
Player 43.6 22.8 26.3 7.2 36.3 37.5 26.2 4.1 32.9 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.2 4.2
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 Cutter TB R 839 86.3 28.1 1.1 4 2.9 0.3 13
2022 4-Seamer TB R 36 88.9 20.2 -1.4 -7 6.3 -2.2 -26
2022 Curveball TB R 669 80.7 41.0 -8.2 -17 16.5 5.6 51
2022 Sinker TB R 657 88.9 26.1 -0.3 -1 16.3 1.2 8
2022 Changeup TB R 253 82.9 33.7 -0.6 -2 13.6 -0.8 -6
2021 Cutter NYY R 364 87.6 27.9 0.5 2 3.8 1.6 71
2021 Curveball NYY R 393 81.9 40.7 -8.3 -17 16.9 5.8 53
2021 Sinker NYY R 336 90.7 24.8 0.0 0 15.5 0.4 2
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 61 89.9 18.6 -0.4 -2 5.3 -2.5 -32
2021 Changeup NYY R 184 84.7 33.5 -0.2 -1 13.6 -0.9 -6
2020 Cutter TEX R 3 88.4 24.8 2.0 7 0.4 -1.4 -79
2020 Sinker TEX R 8 91.6 22.9 -0.8 -3 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 15.0 5.2 53
2020 Changeup TEX R 1 83.6 34.5 0.6 2 17.4 3.4 24
2019 Curveball CLE R 140 82.9 41.2 -5.8 -12 18.1 8.5 88
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 79 92.0 18.0 -0.2 -1 8.5 -0.1 -1
2019 Sinker CLE R 163 91.3 24.4 -0.4 -2 15.7 0.4 2
2019 Changeup CLE R 52 84.9 32.8 0.4 1 14.8 0.2 2
2019 Cutter CLE R 177 88.1 29.3 -0.7 -2 3.4 1.3 63
2018 Changeup CLE R 202 85.2 34.1 0.8 2 12.3 -2.2 -15
2018 Cutter CLE R 905 88.5 29.7 -2.7 -10 3.2 1.5 83
2018 Sinker CLE R 1,005 92.0 24.9 0.5 2 15.2 0.2 1
2018 Curveball CLE R 691 83.8 38.2 -7.0 -16 15.2 4.9 48
2018 4-Seamer CLE R 273 92.0 18.1 -0.2 -1 6.7 -1.9 -23
2017 Changeup CLE R 180 85.8 30.8 1.0 3 12.8 -1.4 -10
2017 Sinker CLE R 837 92.5 21.6 -0.2 -1 14.3 -0.7 -5
2017 4-Seamer CLE R 423 92.7 16.0 0.0 0 6.2 -2.5 -29
2017 Cutter CLE R 670 89.0 28.0 -2.1 -8 3.0 1.1 58
2017 Curveball CLE R 824 84.4 35.2 -8.8 -20 13.6 5.1 60
2016 Curveball CLE R 587 83.9 37.6 -6.2 -14 18.8 8.4 81
2016 Sinker CLE R 1,120 93.1 19.0 -1.0 -5 12.0 -2.0 -14
2016 Changeup CLE R 143 85.8 28.8 -0.6 -2 10.1 -3.1 -23
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 543 92.9 15.0 0.3 2 3.1 -4.6 -60
2016 Slider CLE R 761 89.4 26.0 -1.7 -6 6.1 2.2 56
! 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 Cutter -0.8 -7 839 34.2 211 .302 .436 .326 25.6 14.7 19.3 .275 .432 .313 30.3
2022 Curveball 0.2 1 669 27.3 210 .255 .415 .315 28.3 31.0 23.4 .230 .377 .283 34.1
2022 Sinker 1.3 8 657 26.8 192 .280 .474 .358 10.0 13.0 14.0 .284 .471 .354 42.1
2022 Changeup -0.7 -2 253 10.3 65 .226 .258 .229 33.8 24.6 24.6 .242 .313 .250 27.1
2022 4-Seamer 7.8 3 36 1.5 11 .273 .545 .345 11.8 18.2 7.4 .290 .509 .338 44.4
2021 Curveball -0.7 -3 393 29.4 109 .186 .289 .255 39.1 36.7 25.5 .210 .320 .267 20.3
2021 Cutter -1.4 -5 364 27.2 81 .284 .403 .359 26.0 7.4 9.8 .246 .358 .327 32.3
2021 Sinker 2.7 9 336 25.1 90 .333 .577 .444 9.6 17.8 16.0 .303 .508 .394 51.6
2021 Changeup -2.7 -5 184 13.8 48 .191 .213 .191 40.2 35.4 28.3 .195 .273 .213 23.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 0 61 4.6 13 .200 .200 .267 12.0 23.1 10.0 .215 .387 .326 62.5
2020 Sinker 0.1 0 8 44.4 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 50.0 25.0 -- -- .350 --
2020 Curveball 1.4 0 5 27.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Cutter -2.5 0 3 16.7 -- -- -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Changeup -12.8 0 1 5.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .020 .029 .019 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.0 0 1 5.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Cutter -2.0 -4 177 29.0 58 .286 .367 .353 32.0 25.9 39.5 .242 .344 .307 17.1
2019 Sinker 4.2 7 163 26.7 46 .390 .732 .500 16.9 10.9 16.7 .346 .788 .488 61.1
2019 Curveball -0.8 -1 140 22.9 34 .176 .176 .185 36.7 44.1 30.0 .117 .161 .121 31.6
2019 4-Seamer 4.1 3 79 12.9 19 .385 .538 .483 20.0 15.8 11.5 .351 .605 .480 54.5
2019 Changeup 3.4 2 52 8.5 11 .273 .545 .341 25.0 0.0 0.0 .272 .367 .278 27.3
2018 Sinker 0.9 9 1,005 31.6 255 .304 .494 .364 9.2 22.7 21.9 .262 .441 .328 41.1
2018 Cutter -1.2 -11 905 28.5 250 .263 .390 .311 29.2 20.0 23.8 .246 .364 .287 32.6
2018 Curveball -2.7 -19 691 21.7 196 .104 .219 .157 37.6 39.3 25.4 .178 .316 .223 27.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 273 8.6 67 .154 .292 .207 21.1 31.3 17.4 .189 .335 .237 38.6
2018 Changeup -0.6 -1 202 6.4 46 .222 .378 .261 41.4 21.7 20.0 .237 .336 .248 27.8
2017 Sinker 0.8 7 837 28.4 194 .301 .489 .373 9.2 24.7 22.7 .274 .442 .336 42.3
2017 Curveball -4.2 -35 824 28.0 267 .099 .141 .120 49.0 54.7 38.0 .121 .177 .135 18.8
2017 Cutter -1.1 -7 670 22.8 175 .250 .470 .324 37.9 24.6 28.1 .244 .419 .293 28.6
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 423 14.4 89 .182 .312 .280 18.8 20.2 13.2 .249 .400 .332 32.2
2017 Changeup -4.2 -8 180 6.1 47 .109 .109 .111 33.3 19.1 29.0 .211 .259 .213 13.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 280 1,082 4 -1 5 4 12
2013 606 2,287 -6 -8 15 6 7
2014 948 3,488 -13 -28 9 5 -27
2015 883 3,262 -7 -21 3 8 -17
2016 996 3,703 -13 -45 13 10 -35
2017 804 3,077 -17 -34 2 7 -42
2018 837 3,163 -11 -24 1 11 -22
2019 168 611 4 -3 2 5 7
2021 341 1,338 1 -19 8 6 -4
2022 695 2,476 -2 -9 7 9 4
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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 3,273 50.6 67.4 81.9 34.6 52.2 45.3 63.5 51.1 26.9 7.0 76.4
2016 3,189 48.6 65.7 81.8 32.3 51.4 42.0 62.6 48.5 28.1 7.5 74.1
2017 2,945 51.1 64.0 78.8 33.3 41.0 43.5 64.6 49.1 33.6 7.9 70.8
2018 3,181 48.2 64.3 85.4 33.6 50.0 43.2 63.3 48.2 26.9 6.3 75.3
2019 611 42.6 66.5 82.1 33.0 55.2 41.2 64.9 47.3 28.4 5.9 75.0
2020 18 38.9 57.1 100.0 36.4 75.0 38.9 33.3 44.4 12.5 5.6 100.0
2021 1,338 46.4 65.7 84.1 31.0 48.2 40.9 64.5 47.1 28.1 7.2 77.3
2022 2,454 50.9 66.2 84.3 35.7 59.3 44.3 68.4 51.2 23.9 7.9 75.3
Player 17,009 49.3 65.6 82.5 33.5 50.7 43.3 64.3 49.3 27.9 7.2 74.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2015 76 70 64 53 83 6 33 56 57 87 88 80 92 62 63 67 77
2016 81 79 72 64 87 12 49 88 80 84 69 83 83 54 70 74 78
2017 96 89 88 83 98 24 63 91 80 97 96 93 93 30 84 68 57
2018 84 64 62 58 95 8 51 63 58 72 98 66 94 20 89 70 39
2019 14 71 54 44
2021 54 49 64 76 37 57 63 84 82 54 31 66 80 9 62 58 69
2022 43 19 26 35 65 11 57 80 75 31 99 34 96 2 64 56 52
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.8 25 28.1 -3 13 23 12 48.0
2017 22.1 25 22.5 3 4 17 10 40.0
2018 22.6 28 24.7 3 12 17 11 39.3
2019 23.2 4 5.3 -1 5 5 1 25.0
2021 22.9 8 9.8 -2 1 8 4 50.0
2022 24.0 21 22.9 -2 11 20 7 33.3
Player 22.7 111 113.2 -2 46 90 45 40.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 25 29 33 24 26 33 24 34 29 20 32 27 19 23 25 30 30 31 23 27 42 21 23 29 27 31 39 25 21 28 39
2017 25 22 24 20 26 23 23 25 23 20 23 22 17 19 21 27 21 25 15 24 29 22 20 24 23 22 26 18 21 23 27
2018 28 28 31 22 24 27 23 29 24 23 25 24 20 18 24 26 22 29 17 24 27 24 23 25 26 28 27 22 26 24 29
2019 4 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 3 7 6 4 4 4 6 4 6 4 4 6 5 4 5 6 5 7 4 5 5 8
2021 8 8 12 7 11 13 8 11 12 10 10 11 6 8 10 11 11 10 11 10 11 8 8 9 7 11 10 10 10 7 12
2022 21 26 27 21 24 27 21 19 22 19 28 21 18 17 21 25 28 26 19 20 28 24 21 20 23 23 26 19 24 16 33
Player 111 119 133 99 116 129 105 124 116 95 125 111 84 89 105 125 116 127 89 109 143 104 99 112 112 120 135 98 107 103 148
! 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 93.4 93 -0.4 91.3 -1.7 90.5 -0.8 90.1 -0.4 90.8 0.7 89.2 -1.6 87.5 -1.7
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 82.9 -1.8
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 80.7 -1.2
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 87.1 0.2
Launch Angle 11.5 12 0.5 10.5 -1.5 11.3 0.8 13.6 2.3 56.6 43 13.9 -42.7 18.5 4.6
Barrel % 5.6 6 0.4 5.3 -0.7 6.3 1 8.9 2.6 0 -8.9 6.8 6.8 6.9 0.1
Hard Hit % 32.1 30.4 -1.7 29.2 -1.2 34.5 5.3 38.4 3.9 0 -38.4 34.4 34.4 34.7 0.3
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 35.8 1
xBA .228 .223 -0.005 .205 -0.018 .227 0.022 .254 0.027 .01 -0.244 .24 0.23 .261 0.021
BA .231 .216 -0.015 .193 -0.023 .223 0.03 .297 0.074 0 -0.297 .247 0.247 .274 0.027
xwOBA .284 .282 -0.002 .248 -0.034 .277 0.029 .335 0.058 .239 -0.096 .309 0.07 .31 0.001
wOBA .283 .275 -0.008 .24 -0.035 .27 0.03 .353 0.083 .233 -0.12 .31 0.077 .316 0.006
xSLG .367 .363 -0.004 .325 -0.038 .369 0.044 .449 0.08 .015 -0.434 .372 0.357 .416 0.044
SLG .371 .357 -0.014 .321 -0.036 .367 0.046 .453 0.086 0 -0.453 .375 0.375 .425 0.05
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 20.2 -3.8
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 3 -6.7
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 51.2 4.1
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 23.9 -4.2
In Zone % 50.6 48.6 -2 51.1 2.5 48.2 -2.9 42.6 -5.6 38.9 -3.7 46.4 7.5 50.9 4.5
Out of Zone % 49.4 51.4 2 48.9 -2.5 51.8 2.9 57.4 5.6 61.1 3.7 53.6 -7.5 49.1 -4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 34.6 32.3 -2.3 33.3 1 33.6 0.3 33 -0.6 36.4 3.4 31 -5.4 35.7 4.7
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 33.1 -0.6
First Pitch Strike % 63.5 62.6 -0.9 64.6 2 63.3 -1.3 64.9 1.6 33.3 -31.6 64.5 31.2 68.4 3.9
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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 311 .299 187 10 5.3 124 94 75.8
2022 686 .317 378 47 12.4 308 184 59.7

Pitch Tempo