Declan Cronin
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 36, #1070, Chicago White Sox | Holy Cross
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 1 9.00 9 0 0 11 8 1.64
2024 1 2 2.95 27 0 0 36.2 36 1.36
2 Seasons 1 3 4.34 36 0 0 47.2 44 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 9 0-1 9.00 11 8 1.64
2024 27 1-2 2.95 36.2 36 1.36
2 Seasons 36 1-3 4.34 47.2 44 1.43
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 25 193 34 2 5.9 3.9 88.6 111.5 -0.6 32.4 .296 .490 .387 .398 .412 35.3 15.7 13.7 9.00 7.21
2024 26 565 104 4 3.8 2.5 90.7 112.0 2.5 31.7 .243 .337 .283 .293 .335 46.2 22.9 8.9 2.94 3.39
Player 758 138 6 4.3 2.9 90.2 112.0 1.7 31.9 .255 .373 .309 .319 .354 43.5 21.2 10.1
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cronin relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(54.0%) ,
Sinker
(41.1%) ,
Four Seamer
(3.9%) ,
Sweeper
(1.1%) ,


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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
2023 52.9 8.8 32.4 5.9 35.3 38.2 26.5 5.9 41.2 14.7 26.5 5.9 5.9 3.9
2024 57.7 23.1 18.3 1.0 37.5 35.6 26.9 1.9 42.3 17.3 28.8 5.8 3.8 2.5
Player 56.5 19.6 21.7 2.2 37.0 36.2 26.8 2.9 42.0 16.7 28.3 5.8 4.3 2.9
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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
2024 Sinker MIA R 232 93.4 29.4 4.0 16 12.5 -3.4 -21
2024 Slider MIA R 305 86.9 37.8 2.6 8 5.8 0.1 2
2024 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 22 93.5 18.5 -1.5 -9 10.7 0.7 7
2024 Sweeper MIA R 6 82.8 40.2 1.2 3 11.1 -2.9 -21
2023 Sweeper CWS R 10 83.8 38.0 -0.4 -1 11.0 -2.5 -19
2023 Slider CWS R 93 86.5 38.1 3.2 9 9.8 4.9 101
2023 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 6 93.5 23.0 -6.3 -38 8.1 -1.3 -14
2023 Sinker CWS R 84 93.5 30.2 5.6 23 11.1 -4.5 -29
! 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 %
2024 Slider 0.5 2 305 54.0 86 .256 .280 .273 32.7 29.1 26.9 .254 .359 .278 39.7
2024 Sinker 0.8 2 232 41.1 62 .294 .333 .353 18.3 12.9 15.7 .249 .338 .333 58.1
2024 4-Seam Fastball 4.9 1 22 3.9 6 .000 .000 .000 45.5 50.0 25.0 .027 .041 .028 0.0
2024 Sweeper -13.6 -1 6 1.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2023 Slider -0.1 0 93 48.2 25 .217 .522 .338 22.2 24.0 23.1 .261 .483 .344 41.2
2023 Sinker -2.5 -2 84 43.5 20 .286 .286 .435 10.7 10.0 10.0 .260 .287 .378 25.0
2023 Sweeper -5.4 -1 10 5.2 3 .333 1.333 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 .565 1.380 .796 66.7
2023 4-Seam Fastball -6.2 0 6 3.1 3 .500 .500 .533 33.3 0.0 -- .550 .648 .581 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
2024 4-Seam Fastball 22 93.5 75 16.6 1:45 1:30 15
2024 Sinker 227 93.4 72 13.3 1:45 3:00 -75
2024 Slider 305 86.9 28 7.5 7:45 8:00 -15
2023 Sinker 82 93.5 61 11.7 1:45 3:00 -75
2023 Slider 92 86.5 41 11.3 7:30 8:15 -45
2023 Sweeper 10 83.8 72 11.7 7:30 9:00 -90
! 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
2023 51 193 -3 5 -4 -1 -3
2024 155 565 5 4 -3 -2 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 %
2023 193 50.8 60.2 89.8 24.2 65.2 44.6 49.0 42.5 17.1 4.1 100.0
2024 565 52.6 71.7 82.6 27.2 41.1 40.0 61.5 50.6 28.0 8.5 79.2
Player 758 52.1 68.9 84.2 26.4 46.9 41.2 58.5 48.5 25.5 7.4 82.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2023 40 97 26
2024 70 54 83 95 42 86 92 11 9 56 39 69 41 39 97 12
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 23.6 3 2.6 0 0 1 2 66.7
2024 -- 0 0.2 0 3 0 0 --
Player 23.6 3 2.8 0 3 1 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2
2024 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 5 3 2 2 3 2 4 3 2
! 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 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 93.4 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 86.2 86.8 0.6
Exit Velocity 88.6 90.7 2.1
Launch Angle -0.6 2.5 3.1
Barrel % 5.9 3.8 -2.1
Hard Hit % 35.3 46.2 10.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.4 31.7 -0.7
xBA .296 .243 -0.053
BA .262 .259 -0.003
xwOBA .398 .293 -0.105
wOBA .387 .283 -0.104
xSLG .489 .337 -0.152
SLG .500 .288 -0.212
K% 15.7 22.9 7.2
BB% 13.7 8.9 -4.8
Swing % 42.5 50.6 8.1
Whiff% 17.1 28.0 10.9
In Zone % 50.8 52.6 1.8
Out of Zone % 49.2 47.4 -1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 24.2 27.2 3.0
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 33.3 7.8
First Pitch Strike % 49.0 61.5 12.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 51 .387 27 0 0.0 24 5 20.8
2024 Shades 152 .289 102 11 10.8 50 8 16.0
! 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 %
2023 48 14.8 54.2% 0.0% 42 17.1 14.3% 0.0%
2024 121 15.2 43.0% 0.0% 109 17.2 1.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution