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Corey Knebel
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 224LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: CB-A, #39, Detroit Tigers | Texas
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 0 2.45 27 4 3 25.2 30 0.97
7 Seasons 10 11 3.23 266 4 60 262.0 366 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 27 4-0 2.45 25.2 30 0.97
7 Seasons 266 10-11 3.23 262.0 366 1.22

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 24 831 132 11 8.3 89.6 110.4 8.8 29.5 .210 .361 .320 .283 .353 37.9 27.8 8.1 3.22 3.43
2016 25 612 90 5 5.6 89.8 109.8 13.4 34.4 .221 .353 .305 .290 .350 39.3 26.2 11 4.68 3.63
2017 26 1359 141 8 5.7 86.4 113.1 15.5 29.8 .167 .273 .254 .249 .354 32.6 40.8 12.9 1.78 2.67
2018 27 989 109 11 10.1 91.7 112.4 10 30.3 .190 .338 .290 .279 .405 43.1 39.5 9.9 3.58 3.29
2020 29 263 39 5 12.8 86.9 111 19.7 33.3 .204 .404 .392 .313 .355 30.8 24.2 12.9 6.08 4.19
2021 30 399 62 3 4.8 90.1 118.4 12.2 35.5 .200 .316 .229 .265 .337 27.4 29.7 8.9 2.46 2.96
4453 573 43 7.5 89.1 118.4 12.5 31.4 .194 .328 .288 .273 .361 36.2 33.8 10.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Knebel relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
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Curveball
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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 4-Seam Fastball 232 116 116 58.1 96.3 57 48 8 5 1 0 2 18 31 .167 .195 .313 .335 .266 .298 94.3 19 2403 6.4 32.8 25.4
2021 Curveball 167 79 88 41.9 79.9 43 43 8 6 2 0 0 12 31 .186 .206 .233 .296 .180 .220 85.8 5 2792 6.4 28.6 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 164 63 101 62.4 94.3 41 36 13 7 2 0 4 8 28 .361 .268 .750 .557 .489 .388 90.2 22 2396 6.4 19.4 17.4
2020 Curveball 89 48 41 33.8 78.1 18 15 2 1 1 0 0 5 10 .133 .079 .200 .093 .234 .182 77.1 13 2721 6.4 26.7 17.9
2020 Changeup 9 2 7 3.4 87.7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .060 .000 .131 .000 .075 94.5 26 1618 6.6 0.0 40.0
2020 Sinker 1 0 1 0.4 93.8
! 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 50 19.7 24.2 6.1 35.6 36.4 28 3 42.4 20.5 21.2 4.5 8.3
2016 43.3 24.4 25.6 6.7 31.1 36.7 32.2 3.3 32.2 26.7 27.8 3.3 5.6
2017 39 19.9 26.2 14.9 39 31.2 29.8 7.1 27.7 30.5 24.8 4.3 5.7
2018 49.5 25.7 20.2 4.6 33 36.7 30.3 0.9 34.9 21.1 26.6 6.4 10.1
2020 33.3 25.6 28.2 12.8 28.2 51.3 20.5 5.1 23.1 38.5 15.4 5.1 12.8
2021 45.2 21 24.2 8.1 35.5 41.9 21 0 35.5 27.4 21 9.7 4.8
44.5 22.2 24.4 8.7 34.7 36.8 28.3 3.5 33.7 26 23.7 5.2 7.5
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 Curveball LAD R 166 79.9 59.2 6.5 12 11.9 2.7 30
2021 4-Seamer LAD R 232 96.3 12.8 0.8 6 5.6 -1.9 -26
2020 Curveball MIL R 89 78.1 61.3 6.6 12 13.1 3.4 35
2020 Changeup MIL R 9 87.7 28.8 0 0 13.8 0.6 4
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 163 94.3 13.1 1.5 10 3.9 -3.3 -46
2018 Curveball MIL R 287 81.6 58.5 7.5 15 10 1.7 21
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 701 96.9 12.9 1.1 8 3.5 -4.1 -55
2017 4-Seamer MIL R 974 97.3 9.6 2.2 19 6.6 -1.5 -19
2017 Curveball MIL R 384 80.5 57.3 6.8 13 10.2 2.4 31
2016 Sinker MIL R 6 92.9 21.8 2.7 14 7.5 -6.8 -48
2016 Slider MIL R 16 93.1 17.9 -3 -14 4.3 -3.9 923
2016 4-Seamer MIL R 411 95.9 11.3 1.1 9 7.2 -1.6 -18
2016 Curveball MIL R 162 80.9 53.8 4.6 9 8.7 1.8 26
2016 Changeup MIL R 4 95.2 14.6 -0.6 -4 14.4 1.9 15
! 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 Curveball -1.8 -3 167 41.9 43 .186 .233 .184 28.6 27.9 20 .206 .296 .22 16.1
2021 4-Seamer -1.7 -4 232 58.1 57 .167 .313 .269 32.8 31.6 25.4 .195 .335 .3 38.7
2020 Changeup -4.9 0 9 3.4 3 0 0 0 0 66.7 40 .06 .131 .075 0
2020 Curveball 0 0 89 33.8 18 .133 .2 .236 26.7 27.8 17.9 .079 .093 .182 0
2020 4-Seamer 2.5 4 164 62.4 41 .361 .75 .495 19.4 19.5 17.4 .268 .556 .389 42.9
2020 Sinker 7.7 0 1 0.4
2018 Curveball -1.4 -4 287 29 60 .111 .185 .199 32.3 48.3 36.7 .144 .229 .214 40
2018 4-Seamer 0 0 701 70.9 162 .227 .447 .333 32.4 36.4 24.6 .209 .381 .305 44.6
2017 Curveball -2.1 -8 384 28.3 66 .161 .177 .184 42.2 53 33.3 .118 .174 .16 22.2
2017 4-Seamer -1.7 -17 974 71.7 237 .186 .309 .28 33.9 38.4 26.9 .183 .304 .275 35.4
! 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 Curveball 87 78.1 93 23.3 7:15 7:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 157 94.4 88 17.6 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Curveball 159 79.9 91 22.6 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 232 96.3 90 17.3 12:45 12:45 0
! 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
2014 39 171 2 -1 2 1 3
2015 208 824 -3 -6 4 1 -4
2016 141 601 -4 -3 6 3 1
2017 304 1359 -19 -20 7 6 -25
2018 256 1127 -12 -10 10 3 -9
2020 62 263 -1 0 3 1 4
2021 112 454 -6 -5 1 1 -9
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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 831 52.7 65.1 85.9 26 51 41.2 57.9 46.6 23 8.5 72.9
2016 612 49.2 60 81.1 20.3 65.1 43.8 61.4 39.9 23 6.2 60.5
2017 1359 48.7 62.7 69.4 26 53 43.3 51.5 43.9 35.1 6.7 73.6
2018 989 52.5 64.9 72.1 23.2 53.2 42.2 57 45.1 32.3 9.9 76.5
2020 263 48.3 58.3 85.1 21.3 55.2 38.4 50 39.2 21.4 6.1 81.3
2021 399 54.6 71.6 75 22.1 47.5 43.6 58.4 49.1 31.1 9.8 74.4
4453 50.9 63.9 76.1 24 53.8 42.5 55.9 44.3 29.5 7.9 73.3
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 72 81 62 35 74 59 3 10 13 88 39 52 72 87 79 71
2016 89 62 70
2017 95 99 99 91 86 78 54 69 56 99 4 96 95 97 91 72
2018 80 94 81 50 77 68 5 0 3 99 24 90 80 96 94 74
2020 70 75 76
2021 88 85 87
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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 25 4 3.6 0 2 2 2 50
2021 25.4 2 2.1 0 0 4 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 2 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 4
2021 2 3 4 2 4 3 2 3 4 0 4 2 0 3 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 2 2 1 0 4 2 1 3 0 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 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 95.5 95.9 0.4 97.3 1.4 -0.4 94.3 96.3 2
Offspeed Velocity 91.8 95.2 3.4 0 0 0 87.7 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81.7 82 0.3 80.5 -1.5 1.1 78.1 79.9 1.8
Exit Velocity 89.6 89.8 0.2 86.4 -3.4 5.3 86.9 90.1 3.2
Launch Angle 8.8 13.4 4.6 15.5 2.1 -5.5 19.7 12.2 -7.5
Barrel % 8.3 5.6 -2.7 5.7 0.1 4.4 12.8 4.8 -8
Hard Hit % 37.9 39.3 1.4 32.6 -6.7 10.5 30.8 27.4 -3.4
Sweet Spot % 29.5 34.4 4.9 29.8 -4.6 0.5 33.3 35.5 2.2
xBA .21 .221 0.011 .167 -0.054 0.023 .204 .2 -0.004
BA .232 .252 0.02 .18 -0.072 0.014 .278 .176 -0.102
xwOBA .283 .29 0.007 .249 -0.041 0.03 .313 .265 -0.048
wOBA .32 .305 -0.015 .254 -0.051 0.036 .392 .229 -0.163
xSLG .361 .353 -0.008 .273 -0.08 0.065 .404 .316 -0.088
SLG .442 .37 -0.072 .277 -0.093 0.095 .556 .275 -0.281
K% 27.8 26.2 -1.6 40.8 14.6 -1.3 24.2 29.7 5.5
BB% 8.1 11 2.9 12.9 1.9 -3 12.9 8.9 -4
Swing % 46.6 39.9 -6.7 43.9 4 1.2 39.2 49.1 9.9
Whiff% 23 23 0 35.1 12.1 -2.8 21.4 31.1 9.7
In Zone % 52.7 49.2 -3.5 48.7 -0.5 3.8 48.3 54.6 6.3
Out of Zone % 47.3 50.8 3.5 51.3 0.5 -3.8 51.7 45.4 -6.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26 20.3 -5.7 26 5.7 -2.8 21.3 22.1 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 24.8 -3.9 22 -2.8 0.4 22.6 26.7 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 57.9 61.4 3.5 51.5 -9.9 5.5 50 58.4 8.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 141 .307 72 10 13.9 69 14 20.3
2017 304 .254 147 7 4.8 157 29 18.5
2018 223 .290 108 7 6.5 115 19 16.5
2020 62 .392 25 11 44.0 37 21 56.8
2021 100 .229 52 29 55.8 48 41 85.4

Pitch Distribution