Cory Abbott
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 217LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 2, #67, Chicago Cubs | Loyola Marymount
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 6.75 7 1 0 17.1 12 1.79
2022 0 5 5.25 16 9 0 48 45 1.44
2023 1 2 6.64 22 0 0 39.1 40 1.70
3 Seasons 1 7 6.02 45 10 0 104.2 97 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 7 0-0 6.75 17.1 12 1.79
2022 16 0-5 5.25 48 45 1.44
2023 22 1-2 6.64 39.1 40 1.70
3 Seasons 45 1-7 6.02 104.2 97 1.60
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2021 25 352 59 6 10.2 7.3 92.3 113.9 17.0 32.2 .266 .554 .426 .391 .415 44.1 14.6 13.4 6.75 6.94
2022 26 845 141 17 12.1 7.9 90.3 111.4 23.8 29.1 .200 .419 .363 .325 .351 43.3 20.8 11.6 5.25 4.43
2023 27 703 120 14 11.7 7.6 90.9 113.7 12.9 38.3 .258 .440 .388 .347 .392 43.3 21.7 10.9 6.64 5.20
Player 1900 320 37 11.6 7.7 90.9 113.9 18.4 33.1 .234 .450 .383 .345 .378 43.4 20.1 11.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Abbott relies on 3 pitches.
Curveball
(47.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(45.9%) ,
Slider
(6.8%) ,


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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
2021 39.0 32.2 20.3 8.5 39.0 39.0 22.0 1.7 27.1 32.2 23.7 5.1 10.2 7.3
2022 29.1 43.3 16.3 11.3 42.6 33.3 24.1 2.8 24.1 40.4 11.3 8.5 12.1 7.9
2023 39.2 26.7 29.2 5.0 34.2 43.3 22.5 3.3 30.8 24.2 24.2 5.0 11.7 7.6
Player 34.7 35.0 21.9 8.4 38.8 38.1 23.1 2.8 27.2 32.8 18.4 6.6 11.6 7.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 4-Seamer WSH R 323 92.3 15.4 1.2 7 9.8 2.1 28
2023 Curveball WSH R 331 84.7 45.4 -0.7 -2 3.0 -4.2 -58
2023 Slider WSH R 48 87.0 31.6 -2.7 -8 8.9 -13.3 -304
2022 Curveball WSH R 188 84.4 43.9 -2.8 -6 0.9 -5.7 -86
2022 Slider WSH R 227 86.6 30.6 -3.8 -11 10.2 -14.6 -335
2022 4-Seamer WSH R 430 91.3 15.8 0.9 6 11.5 3.7 47
2021 Changeup CHC R 22 86.7 24.4 -5.6 -19 14.0 -0.2 -2
2021 Slider CHC R 63 87.7 31.9 -1.0 -3 6.7 -10.7 -265
2021 4-Seamer CHC R 208 92.6 14.9 1.2 8 9.6 1.6 20
2021 Curveball CHC R 59 84.1 48.9 1.4 3 5.7 -1.8 -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 %
2023 Curveball 0.5 2 332 47.2 82 .247 .301 .276 36.2 29.3 21.6 .226 .320 .281 44.0
2023 4-Seamer -2.6 -8 323 45.9 91 .365 .676 .474 15.9 16.5 18.8 .295 .548 .406 45.9
2023 Slider -3.8 -2 48 6.8 11 .300 .900 .509 21.7 9.1 6.3 .217 .491 .334 22.2
2022 4-Seamer 0.8 3 430 50.9 118 .188 .427 .334 17.0 14.4 14.9 .163 .363 .308 43.2
2022 Slider -2.9 -6 227 26.9 63 .273 .636 .433 33.3 25.4 22.9 .277 .592 .410 41.0
2022 Curveball -1.9 -4 188 22.2 35 .333 .485 .359 38.4 34.3 16.7 .181 .293 .233 47.6
2021 4-Seamer -2.3 -5 208 59.1 46 .378 .865 .550 14.1 6.5 6.4 .319 .749 .489 45.7
2021 Slider -3.5 -2 63 17.9 19 .353 .765 .492 34.4 26.3 20.8 .236 .444 .333 50.0
2021 Curveball 3.1 2 59 16.8 14 .000 .000 .050 22.7 28.6 15.4 .198 .252 .233 44.4
2021 Changeup 2.5 1 22 6.3 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .073 .088 .072 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 319 92.3 94 19.2 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Knuckle Curve 331 84.7 58 10.1 7:00 6:30 30
2023 Slider 46 87.0 64 10.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 428 91.3 98 20.4 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Knuckle Curve 186 84.4 45 8.3 6:30 6:15 15
2022 Slider 226 86.6 73 11.9 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Changeup 21 86.7 95 18.6 2:00 1:45 15
2021 Curveball 58 84.1 67 13.7 6:45 6:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 207 92.6 96 19.5 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Slider 63 87.7 58 7.6 1:30 2:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 82 352 6 -4 -5 -2 -5
2022 216 845 5 1 -7 -5 -7
2023 184 703 -2 1 -4 -4 -8
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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 %
2021 352 45.2 71.1 82.3 23.8 67.4 40.6 51.2 45.2 20.1 8.2 93.1
2022 845 46.0 72.0 82.1 28.3 54.3 44.4 54.2 48.4 26.2 6.5 81.8
2023 703 53.5 65.7 85.0 27.5 42.2 40.8 64.1 47.9 26.1 9.7 82.4
Player 1,900 48.6 69.3 83.3 27.2 52.5 42.4 57.5 47.6 25.1 8.0 84.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2021 32 72 46 37
2022 25 89 24 2 42 49 3 8 13 37 8 57 37 15 57 24 43
2023 23 72 34 46
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 22.0 7 7.0 0 2 5 3 42.9
2022 23.6 12 10.5 2 6 7 5 41.7
2023 23.1 9 9.0 0 1 10 2 22.2
Player 23.1 28 26.6 1 9 22 10 35.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 5 6 6 8 7 6 8 9 6 8 7 7 6 6 8 8 7 6 8 7 7 6 5
2022 12 10 9 11 11 11 11 10 9 8 10 14 11 9 11 12 12 9 10 10 10 10 16 11 9 8 13 9 11 10 11
2023 9 7 9 9 10 10 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 7 11 10 11 8 10 9 10 9 11 10 6 7 10 9 11 8 7
Player 28 24 26 28 28 29 28 27 23 21 25 31 27 22 30 31 29 25 27 26 26 25 35 29 22 21 31 25 29 24 23
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 91.3 -1.3 92.3 1.0
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 86.0 85.6 -0.4 85.0 -0.6
Exit Velocity 92.3 90.3 -2.0 90.9 0.6
Launch Angle 17.0 23.8 6.8 12.9 -10.9
Barrel % 10.2 12.1 1.9 11.7 -0.4
Hard Hit % 44.1 43.3 -0.8 43.3 0.0
Sweet Spot % 32.2 29.1 -3.1 38.3 9.2
xBA .266 .200 -0.066 .258 0.058
BA .286 .239 -0.047 .306 0.067
xwOBA .391 .325 -0.066 .347 0.022
wOBA .426 .363 -0.063 .388 0.025
xSLG .554 .419 -0.135 .440 0.021
SLG .643 .500 -0.143 .516 0.016
K% 14.6 20.8 6.2 21.7 0.9
BB% 13.4 11.6 -1.8 10.9 -0.7
Swing % 45.2 48.4 3.2 47.9 -0.5
Whiff% 20.1 26.2 6.1 26.1 -0.1
In Zone % 45.2 46.0 0.8 53.5 7.5
Out of Zone % 54.8 54.0 -0.8 46.5 -7.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 28.3 4.5 27.5 -0.8
First Pitch Swing % 32.9 33.8 0.9 30.4 -3.4
First Pitch Strike % 51.2 54.2 3.0 64.1 9.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 82 .426 44 5 11.4 38 20 52.6
2022 Shifts 216 .363 104 9 8.7 112 75 67.0
2023 Shades 184 .388 112 0 0.0 72 2 2.8
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 96 14.6 54.2% 1.0% 61 24.3 0.0% 8.2%
2022 244 16.1 33.6% 1.2% 114 26.6 0.0% 19.3%
2023 167 14.0 68.3% 0.6% 135 21.2 0.0% 0.7%
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Pitch Distribution