Jake Cousins
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 195LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 20, #613, Washington Nationals | Pennsylvania
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 2.70 30 0 0 30 44 1.17
2022 2 1 2.70 12 0 0 13.1 21 1.35
2023 0 0 4.82 9 0 0 9.1 7 2.14
3 Seasons 3 1 3.08 51 0 0 52.2 72 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 1-0 2.70 30 44 1.17
2022 12 2-1 2.70 13.1 21 1.35
2023 9 0-0 4.82 9.1 7 2.14
3 Seasons 51 3-1 3.08 52.2 72 1.39
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 26 533 58 4 6.9 3.2 86.9 109.5 12.3 27.6 .178 .309 .272 .295 .367 41.4 35.2 15.2 2.70 3.65
2022 27 267 28 2 7.1 3.4 83.2 109.2 13.2 35.7 .184 .289 .313 .281 .359 32.1 35.6 13.6 2.70 3.24
2023 28 202 28 1 3.6 2.2 87.6 108.1 -1.9 21.4 .279 .444 .391 .397 .389 32.1 15.6 22.2 4.82 7.17
Player 1002 114 7 6.1 3.1 86.2 109.5 9.0 28.1 .198 .329 .307 .311 .370 36.8 31.4 16.2
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

Cousins relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(54.5%) ,
Sinker
(29.2%) ,
Four Seamer
(16.3%) ,


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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
2021 48.3 25.9 22.4 3.4 48.3 31.0 20.7 6.9 37.9 27.6 20.7 0.0 6.9 3.2
2022 50.0 39.3 7.1 3.6 39.3 39.3 21.4 7.1 32.1 21.4 28.6 3.6 7.1 3.4
2023 64.3 17.9 17.9 0.0 60.7 17.9 21.4 7.1 39.3 10.7 32.1 3.6 3.6 2.2
Player 52.6 27.2 17.5 2.6 49.1 29.8 21.1 7.0 36.8 21.9 25.4 1.8 6.1 3.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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 Slider MIL R 110 81.8 41.8 2.5 6 11.3 3.1 38
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 33 94.6 17.9 -2.7 -18 11.9 3.9 49
2023 Sinker MIL R 59 94.8 23.3 1.0 4 17.6 2.3 15
2022 Changeup MIL R 2 89.5 35.5 5.6 19 18.8 4.0 27
2022 Sinker MIL R 52 95.6 22.4 1.5 7 18.2 2.7 17
2022 Slider MIL R 150 82.9 38.4 0.2 1 13.3 6.1 85
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 63 95.7 18.6 -4.2 -29 14.4 6.1 73
2021 Sinker MIL R 200 95.5 19.3 -0.3 -1 15.1 0.4 2
2021 Changeup MIL R 8 88.2 32.7 2.7 9 16.9 2.4 17
2021 Slider MIL R 325 83.3 39.2 0.8 2 8.5 1.7 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 Slider -0.9 -1 110 54.5 20 .250 .438 .375 43.2 20.0 12.1 .300 .582 .438 33.3
2023 Sinker -0.9 -1 59 29.2 19 .375 .500 .456 3.8 5.3 14.3 .308 .380 .365 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 0 33 16.3 6 .000 .000 .350 27.3 33.3 15.4 .020 .031 .361 0.0
2022 Slider 1.6 2 150 56.2 29 .222 .370 .283 48.4 51.7 30.6 .165 .252 .217 16.7
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 1 63 23.6 12 .125 .125 .308 43.3 16.7 8.3 .167 .189 .334 16.7
2022 Sinker -1.5 -1 52 19.5 17 .214 .500 .368 25.0 23.5 25.0 .229 .417 .355 60.0
2022 Changeup -1.7 0 2 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Slider 2.9 9 325 61.0 81 .101 .145 .189 51.9 43.2 32.4 .147 .236 .237 40.0
2021 Sinker -0.7 -1 200 37.5 41 .233 .433 .395 16.7 22.0 15.0 .230 .374 .378 42.9
2021 Changeup -10.4 -1 8 1.5 2 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .480 1.853 .932 50.0
! 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 33 94.6 89 17.4 1:45 1:30 15
2023 Sinker 59 94.8 92 19.4 1:45 2:30 -45
2023 Slider 110 81.8 56 12.4 8:00 8:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 63 95.7 95 18.5 2:00 1:45 15
2022 Sinker 52 95.6 98 20.2 2:00 2:15 -15
2022 Slider 150 82.9 49 14.0 8:00 9:00 -60
2021 Sinker 199 95.5 97 18.8 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Slider 324 83.3 39 9.3 8:00 8:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 128 554 6 10 -4 -4 8
2022 58 267 0 7 -4 -1 2
2023 45 202 0 2 -3 -1 -2
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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 533 42.4 58.4 72.7 30.9 36.8 38.5 61.3 42.6 40.5 7.3 66.7
2022 267 42.3 61.9 67.1 31.2 43.8 43.8 58.6 44.2 42.4 5.2 35.7
2023 202 40.1 59.3 79.2 21.5 61.5 40.1 46.7 36.6 27.0 5.4 45.5
Player 1,002 41.9 59.5 72.4 29.0 42.6 40.2 57.7 41.8 38.7 6.4 56.3
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 81 35 91
2022 79 59 85
2023 62 71 90
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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 22.8 3 4.4 -1 2 3 2 66.7
2022 26.2 1 1.8 -1 1 1 1 100.0
2023 22.6 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 23.4 5 7.3 -2 3 4 4 80.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 5 4 5 5 3 4 3 5 5 4 5 3
2022 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
2023 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 5 8 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 7 7 8 7 7 6 8 8 7 7 8 6 7 6 7 8 7 8 6
! 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 95.5 95.7 0.2 94.7 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 89.5 1.3 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.3 82.9 -0.4 81.8 -1.1
Exit Velocity 86.9 83.2 -3.7 87.6 4.4
Launch Angle 12.3 13.2 0.9 -1.9 -15.1
Barrel % 6.9 7.1 0.2 3.6 -3.5
Hard Hit % 41.4 32.1 -9.3 32.1 0.0
Sweet Spot % 27.6 35.7 8.1 21.4 -14.3
xBA .178 .184 0.006 .279 0.095
BA .158 .204 0.046 .286 0.082
xwOBA .295 .281 -0.014 .397 0.116
wOBA .272 .313 0.041 .391 0.078
xSLG .309 .289 -0.020 .444 0.155
SLG .267 .367 0.100 .429 0.062
K% 35.2 35.6 0.4 15.6 -20.0
BB% 15.2 13.6 -1.6 22.2 8.6
Swing % 42.6 44.2 1.6 36.6 -7.6
Whiff% 40.5 42.4 1.9 27.0 -15.4
In Zone % 42.4 42.3 -0.1 40.1 -2.2
Out of Zone % 57.6 57.7 0.1 59.9 2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 30.9 31.2 0.3 21.5 -9.7
First Pitch Swing % 28.2 19.0 -9.2 20.0 1.0
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 58.6 -2.7 46.7 -11.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 124 .272 68 3 4.4 56 21 37.5
2022 Shifts 52 .311 29 11 37.9 23 7 30.4
2023 Shades 45 .391 33 0 0.0 12 2 16.7
! 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 146 19.7 8.2% 4.8% 106 25.6 0.0% 16.0%
2022 70 18.0 10.0% 0.0% 57 23.7 1.8% 8.8%
2023 53 15.0 52.8% 0.0% 51 17.6 11.8% 2.0%
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Pitch Distribution