Corey Knebel
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 224LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 5 3.43 46 0 12 44.2 41 1.37
8 Seasons 13 16 3.26 312 4 72 306.2 407 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 46 3-5 3.43 44.2 41 1.37
8 Seasons 312 13-16 3.26 306.2 407 1.24

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 23 831 132 11 8.3 5.3 89.6 110.4 8.8 29.5 .210 .361 .320 .283 .353 37.9 27.8 8.1 3.22 3.26
2016 24 612 90 5 5.6 3.4 89.8 109.8 13.4 34.4 .222 .356 .305 .292 .354 38.9 26.2 11.0 4.68 3.56
2017 25 1359 141 8 5.7 2.6 86.4 113.1 15.5 29.8 .167 .273 .254 .249 .354 32.6 40.8 12.9 1.78 2.61
2018 26 989 109 11 10.1 4.9 91.7 112.4 10.0 30.3 .190 .339 .290 .279 .405 43.1 39.5 9.9 3.58 3.25
2020 28 263 39 5 12.8 8.1 86.9 111.0 19.7 33.3 .204 .404 .392 .313 .355 30.8 24.2 12.9 6.08 4.15
2021 29 399 62 3 4.8 3.0 90.1 118.4 12.2 35.5 .203 .321 .229 .265 .339 27.4 29.7 8.9 2.46 2.92
2022 30 795 123 7 5.7 3.6 88.7 112.8 15.0 30.9 .217 .346 .293 .303 .322 39.8 21.2 14.0 3.42 3.80
Player 5248 696 50 7.2 4.0 89.0 118.4 12.9 31.3 .198 .331 .289 .278 .355 36.8 31.9 11.2
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

Knebel relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(69.8%) ,
Curveball
(27.2%) ,
Slider
(3%) ,


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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 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 5.3
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 3.4
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 2.6
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 4.9
2020 33.3 33.3 20.5 12.8 28.2 51.3 20.5 5.1 23.1 38.5 15.4 5.1 12.8 8.1
2021 45.2 21.0 24.2 8.1 35.5 41.9 21.0 0.0 35.5 27.4 21.0 9.7 4.8 3.0
2022 39.0 27.6 25.2 8.1 35.8 38.2 26.0 4.1 32.5 32.5 21.1 4.1 5.7 3.6
Player 43.5 23.6 24.1 8.6 34.9 37.1 27.9 3.6 33.5 27.2 23.3 5.0 7.2 4.0
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 Curveball PHI R 216 78.7 62.5 8.2 15 10.3 1.1 12
2022 4-Seamer PHI R 555 95.6 12.5 1.3 9 3.8 -3.4 -47
2022 Slider PHI R 24 79.6 49.3 6.5 15 18.5 6.4 52
2021 Curveball LAD R 167 79.9 59.2 6.4 12 11.9 2.7 30
2021 4-Seamer LAD R 232 96.3 12.8 0.8 6 5.6 -2.0 -26
2020 Changeup MIL R 5 87.6 29.0 0.1 0 13.8 0.6 4
2020 Curveball MIL R 89 78.1 61.3 6.5 12 13.1 3.4 35
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 167 94.2 13.5 1.2 8 4.1 -3.1 -43
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 10.0 1.7 21
2017 Curveball MIL R 384 80.5 57.3 6.8 13 10.2 2.4 32
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 5.7 -7.3 -56
2016 4-Seamer MIL R 411 95.9 11.3 1.1 9 5.1 -2.0 -28
2016 Slider MIL R 16 93.1 17.9 -3.0 -14 2.1 -4.1 -208
2016 Changeup MIL R 4 95.2 14.6 -0.6 -4 12.4 1.2 11
2016 Curveball MIL R 162 80.9 53.8 4.6 9 11.7 2.3 24
! 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 4-Seamer -1.3 -7 555 69.8 144 .192 .342 .301 24.9 19.4 18.7 .212 .358 .316 45.2
2022 Curveball 2.7 6 216 27.2 41 .237 .316 .296 31.8 24.4 14.1 .246 .325 .282 21.4
2022 Slider 3.3 1 24 3.0 5 .200 .400 .250 50.0 60.0 37.5 .125 .213 .140 50.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.8 -4 232 58.1 57 .167 .313 .269 32.8 31.6 25.4 .197 .335 .298 38.7
2021 Curveball -1.8 -3 167 41.9 43 .186 .233 .188 28.6 27.9 20.0 .210 .306 .221 16.1
2020 4-Seamer 2.2 4 168 63.9 42 .351 .730 .483 19.2 19.0 16.7 .266 .552 .385 41.4
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 89 33.8 18 .133 .200 .236 26.7 27.8 17.9 .079 .093 .182 0.0
2020 Changeup -5.5 0 5 1.9 2 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 66.7 -- -- .000 --
2020 Sinker 8.3 0 1 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 701 70.9 162 .227 .447 .333 32.4 36.4 24.6 .209 .383 .306 44.6
2018 Curveball -1.4 -4 287 29.0 60 .111 .185 .199 32.3 48.3 36.7 .143 .229 .213 40.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.7 -17 974 71.7 237 .186 .309 .280 33.9 38.4 26.9 .183 .304 .275 35.4
2017 Curveball -2.1 -8 384 28.3 66 .161 .177 .184 42.2 53.0 33.3 .118 .174 .160 22.2
! 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 161 94.2 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
2022 Curveball 212 78.7 90 23.6 7:00 7:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 555 95.6 91 17.5 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Slider 23 79.5 66 21.1 7:30 8:15 -45
! 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 208 827 -3 -7 4 1 -5
2016 142 603 -5 -2 6 3 2
2017 304 1,359 -19 -20 7 6 -25
2018 256 1,127 -13 -9 10 3 -9
2020 62 263 -1 -1 3 2 3
2021 123 502 -7 -6 2 1 -9
2022 190 795 -4 -10 8 6 -1
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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 26.3 51.9 41.3 57.9 46.6 23.0 8.4 72.9
2016 612 49.2 60.1 81.2 20.3 65.1 44.1 61.4 39.9 23.0 6.0 59.5
2017 1,359 48.7 62.7 69.4 26.0 53.0 43.3 52.0 43.9 35.1 6.7 73.6
2018 989 52.6 65.0 72.2 23.0 52.8 42.3 57.0 45.1 32.3 9.8 76.3
2020 263 48.3 58.3 85.1 21.3 55.2 38.4 50.0 39.2 21.4 6.1 81.3
2021 399 54.6 71.6 75.0 22.1 47.5 43.6 59.0 49.1 31.1 9.8 74.4
2022 795 47.3 64.9 80.3 26.5 55.0 40.8 57.4 44.7 27.0 7.3 74.1
Player 5,248 50.3 64.1 76.8 24.4 54.1 42.3 56.3 44.3 29.1 7.8 73.3
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 86 68 39 80 59 3 10 9 88 39 52 18 88 79 67 71
2016 89 62 66 74
2017 95 99 99 92 87 78 53 69 56 99 4 96 31 97 92 69 71
2018 82 94 82 50 77 68 5 1 3 99 24 90 4 96 94 72 68
2020 70 74 74 51
2021 89 85 86 60
2022 80 81 89 65
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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 23.8 3 1.9 1 2 2 0 0.0
2017 21.9 6 5.8 0 3 2 4 66.7
2018 24.2 7 7.1 0 6 3 4 57.1
2020 25.0 4 3.9 0 1 3 2 50.0
2021 25.4 2 2.8 -1 0 4 0 0.0
2022 24.5 4 4.8 -1 2 1 4 100.0
Player 23.9 26 26.3 0 14 15 14 53.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 3 2
2017 6 5 9 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 6 7 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 5 6 7
2018 7 9 8 7 7 10 7 9 7 5 8 7 5 6 7 7 6 8 6 7 8 7 7 6 7 7 8 7 6 6 9
2020 4 3 4 3 4 4 0 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 2 3 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4
2021 2 3 4 1 4 4 3 4 4 0 4 3 0 3 2 4 4 2 1 2 3 3 3 2 1 4 4 1 3 3 4
2022 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5
Player 26 27 32 23 28 31 23 30 29 21 30 26 19 21 25 28 27 26 18 25 29 27 27 25 24 26 31 23 24 27 31
! 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 95.5 95.9 0.4 97.3 1.4 -0.4 94.2 96.3 2.1 95.6 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 91.8 95.2 3.4 0 0 0 87.6 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81.7 82 0.3 80.5 -1.5 1.1 78.1 79.9 1.8 78.8 -1.1
Exit Velocity 89.6 89.8 0.2 86.4 -3.4 5.3 86.9 90.1 3.2 88.7 -1.4
Launch Angle 8.8 13.4 4.6 15.5 2.1 -5.5 19.7 12.2 -7.5 15 2.8
Barrel % 8.3 5.6 -2.7 5.7 0.1 4.4 12.8 4.8 -8 5.7 0.9
Hard Hit % 37.9 38.9 1 32.6 -6.3 10.5 30.8 27.4 -3.4 39.8 12.4
Sweet Spot % 29.5 34.4 4.9 29.8 -4.6 0.5 33.3 35.5 2.2 30.9 -4.6
xBA .21 .222 0.012 .167 -0.055 0.023 .204 .203 -0.001 .217 0.014
BA .232 .252 0.02 .18 -0.072 0.014 .278 .176 -0.102 .202 0.026
xwOBA .283 .292 0.009 .249 -0.043 0.03 .313 .265 -0.048 .303 0.038
wOBA .32 .305 -0.015 .254 -0.051 0.036 .392 .229 -0.163 .293 0.064
xSLG .361 .356 -0.005 .273 -0.083 0.066 .404 .321 -0.083 .346 0.025
SLG .442 .37 -0.072 .277 -0.093 0.095 .556 .275 -0.281 .337 0.062
K% 27.8 26.2 -1.6 40.8 14.6 -1.3 24.2 29.7 5.5 21.2 -8.5
BB% 8.1 11 2.9 12.9 1.9 -3 12.9 8.9 -4 14 5.1
Swing % 46.6 39.9 -6.7 43.9 4 1.2 39.2 49.1 9.9 44.7 -4.4
Whiff% 23 23 0 35.1 12.1 -2.8 21.4 31.1 9.7 27 -4.1
In Zone % 52.3 49.2 -3.1 48.7 -0.5 3.9 48.3 54.6 6.3 47.3 -7.3
Out of Zone % 47.7 50.8 3.1 51.3 0.5 -3.9 51.7 45.4 -6.3 52.7 7.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 20.3 -6 26 5.7 -3 21.3 22.1 0.8 26.5 4.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 24.8 -3.9 22.2 -2.6 0.2 22.6 27 4.4 29.5 2.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.9 61.4 3.5 52 -9.4 5 50 59 9 57.4 -1.6
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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 95 .219 49 28 57.1 46 39 84.8
2022 190 .293 99 15 15.2 91 41 45.1

Pitch Tempo

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