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Corey Knebel
Popularity: ↑ 35%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 224LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: CBA, #39, Detroit Tigers | Texas
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 6.08 15 0 0 13.1 15 1.73
6 Seasons 6 11 3.31 239 0 57 236.1 336 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 15 0-0 6.08 13.1 15 1.73
6 Seasons 239 6-11 3.31 236.1 336 1.24

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 831 132 11 8.3 89.6 8.8 29.5 .212 .370 .320 .291 .365 37.9 27.8 8.1 3.22 3.32
2016 612 90 5 5.6 89.8 13.4 34.4 .232 .367 .305 .304 .373 38.9 26.2 11.0 4.68 3.69
2017 1359 141 8 5.7 86.4 15.5 29.8 .173 .278 .254 .254 .366 32.6 40.8 12.9 1.78 2.59
2018 989 109 11 10.1 91.7 10 30.3 .195 .349 .290 .287 .421 43.1 39.5 9.9 3.58 3.30
2020 263 39 5 12.8 86.9 19.7 33.3 .205 .411 .385 .301 .337 30.8 24.2 12.9 6.08 4.12
ALL 4054 511 40 7.8 89 12.5 30.9 .198 .338 .294 .281 .376 37.2 34.3 10.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Knebel relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(62.4%) ,
Curveball
(33.8%) ,
Changeup
(3.4%) ,
Sinker
(0.4%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 164 63 101 62.4 94.3 41 36 13 7 2 0 4 8 28 0.361 0.270 0.750 0.567 0.481 0.371 90.2 22 2396 20.0 17.4
2020 Curveball 89 48 41 33.8 78.1 18 15 2 1 1 0 0 5 10 0.133 0.078 0.200 0.091 0.231 0.180 77.1 13 2721 26.7 17.9
2020 Changeup 9 2 7 3.4 87.7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.000 0.060 0.000 0.136 0.000 0.068 94.5 26 1618 0.0 40.0
2020 Sinker 1 0 1 0.4 93.8
2018 4-Seam Fastball 701 340 361 71.0 96.9 162 141 32 16 7 3 6 59 83 0.227 0.215 0.447 0.395 0.331 0.314 91.9 11 2477 32.5 24.6
2018 Curveball 287 126 161 29.0 81.6 60 54 6 4 1 0 1 29 25 0.111 0.146 0.185 0.234 0.182 0.216 91.3 5 2623 32.3 36.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
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
2020 Curveball MIL R 89 78.1 61.3 6.5 12 13.1 3.4 34
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 701 96.9 12.9 1.1 8 3.5 -4.1 -54
2018 Curveball MIL R 287 81.6 58.5 7.5 15 10 1.7 21
2017 Curveball MIL R 384 80.5 57.3 6.8 13 10.2 2.3 30
2017 4-Seamer MIL R 974 97.3 9.6 2.2 19 6.6 -1.5 -19
2016 Sinker MIL R 6 92.9 21.8 2.7 14 7.5 -6.8 -48
2016 Curveball MIL R 162 80.9 53.8 4.6 9 8.7 1.8 26
2016 4-Seamer MIL R 411 95.9 11.3 1.1 9 7.2 -1.6 -18
2016 Slider MIL R 16 93 17.9 -3 -14 4.3 -3.6 480
2016 Changeup MIL R 4 95.2 14.6 -0.6 -4 14.4 1.9 15
2015 4-Seamer MIL R 558 95.5 11.6 0.9 7 6.6 -1.7 -20
2015 Curveball MIL R 260 81.6 54.5 5.8 12 6.3 -0.4 -5
2015 Changeup MIL R 3 91.8 19.3 -2.5 -11 15.4 1.8 13
! 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 %
2020 Changeup -4.8 0 9 3.4 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0 66.7 40.0 0.060 0.136 0.068 0.0
2020 Curveball 0.4 0 89 33.8 18 0.133 0.200 0.236 26.7 27.8 17.9 0.078 0.091 0.181 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 2.7 4 164 62.4 41 0.361 0.750 0.495 20.0 19.5 17.4 0.270 0.567 0.373 42.9
2020 Sinker 7.7 0 1 0.4
2018 Curveball -1.3 -4 287 29.0 60 0.111 0.185 0.199 32.3 48.3 36.7 0.146 0.234 0.217 40.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 701 70.9 162 0.227 0.447 0.333 32.5 36.4 24.6 0.215 0.395 0.315 44.6
2017 Curveball -2.1 -8 384 28.3 66 0.161 0.177 0.184 42.7 53.0 33.3 0.123 0.176 0.165 22.2
2017 4-Seamer -1.7 -17 974 71.7 237 0.186 0.309 0.280 34.0 38.4 26.9 0.189 0.310 0.281 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 89 78.1 93 23.4 7:15 7:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 163 94.3 88 17.6 12:45 12:30 15
! 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
2016 140 598 -4 -2 5 3 2
2017 302 1354 -20 -19 7 6 -25
2018 251 1121 -12 -10 9 3 -9
2020 62 261 -1 0 4 1 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 831 52.3 65.1 85.9 26.0 52.4 41.4 57.9 46.5 23.1 8.4 72.9
2016 612 49.2 60.1 81.2 20.3 65.1 43.8 61.4 39.9 23.0 6.0 59.5
2017 1359 48.7 62.5 69.6 25.7 53.6 43.3 51.5 43.6 35.2 6.7 73.6
2018 989 52.5 64.7 72.3 23.2 53.2 42.2 57.0 45.0 32.4 9.9 76.5
2020 263 48.7 57.0 86.3 20.7 57.1 38.4 50.0 38.4 21.8 6.1 81.3
ALL 4054 50.4 62.9 76.5 24.0 55.0 42.4 55.6 43.6 29.4 7.7 73.1
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 50.0 19.7 24.2 6.1 35.6 36.4 28.0 3.0 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 39.0 19.9 26.2 14.9 39.0 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 33.0 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
ALL 44.4 22.3 24.5 8.8 34.6 36.2 29.2 3.9 33.5 25.8 24.1 4.7 7.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 75 88 66 34 81 59 3 10 9 88 39 51 75 87 78 71
2016 88 62 69
2017 96 99 99 94 86 78 53 69 56 99 4 96 96 96 91 71
2018 80 94 81 48 78 68 5 0 3 99 24 90 80 95 93 73
2020 69 75 76
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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 0.4 2 2 2 50.0

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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.5 95.8 0.3 97.3 1.5 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 91.8 95.2 3.4 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81.6 82 0.4 80.5 -1.5 1.1
Exit Velocity 89.6 89.8 0.2 86.4 -3.4 5.3
Launch Angle 8.8 13.4 4.6 15.5 2.1 -5.5
Barrel % 8.3 5.6 -2.7 5.7 0.1 4.4
Hard Hit % 37.9 38.9 1 32.6 -6.3 10.5
Sweet Spot % 29.5 34.4 4.9 29.8 -4.6 0.5
xBA 0.212 0.232 0.02 0.173 -0.059 0.022
BA 0.232 0.252 0.02 0.18 -0.072 0.014
xwOBA 0.291 0.304 0.013 0.254 -0.05 0.033
wOBA 0.32 0.305 -0.015 0.254 -0.051 0.036
xSLG 0.37 0.367 -0.003 0.278 -0.089 0.071
SLG 0.442 0.37 -0.072 0.277 -0.093 0.095
K% 27.8 26.2 -1.6 40.8 14.6 -1.3
BB% 8.1 11 2.9 12.9 1.9 -3
Swing % 46.5 39.9 -6.6 43.6 3.7 1.4
Whiff% 23.1 23 -0.1 35.2 12.2 -2.8
In Zone Swing % 52.3 49.2 -3.1 48.7 -0.5 3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 47.7 50.8 3.1 51.3 0.5 -3.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.2 24.8 -3.4 21 -3.8 1.4
First Pitch Strike % 57.9 61.4 3.5 51.5 -9.9 5.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 144 .307 72 10 13.9 72 14 19.4
2017 304 .254 147 7 4.8 157 29 18.5
2018 222 .291 108 7 6.5 114 19 16.7
2020 62 .385 25 11 44.0 37 21 56.8

Pitch Distribution