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James Kaprielian
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #16, New York Yankees | UCLA
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 8 5 4.07 24 21 0 119.1 123 1.22
2 Seasons 8 5 4.17 26 21 0 123.0 127 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 8-5 4.07 119.1 123 1.22
2 Seasons 26 8-5 4.17 123.0 127 1.24

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 26 71 11 4 36.4 88.7 104 18.8 36.4 .249 .719 .419 .429 .536 54.5 23.5 11.8 7.36 8.86
2021 27 2024 333 31 9.3 90.1 116.2 19 37.5 .235 .426 .314 .320 .387 42.3 24.5 8.2 4.07 4.42
2095 344 35 10.2 90.1 116.2 19 37.5 .236 .436 .318 .324 .392 42.7 24.5 8.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kaprielian relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(52.8%) ,
Slider
(17.4%) ,
Changeup
(15.6%) ,
Curveball
(8.1%) ,
Sinker
(6%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1069 505 564 52.8 93.0 276 240 60 34 11 3 12 71 170 .250 .228 .471 .421 .350 .328 90.0 25 2035 6.0 27.8 20.5
2021 Slider 353 285 68 17.4 85.3 96 89 20 11 7 1 1 27 65 .225 .216 .360 .355 .263 .266 86.6 12 2271 6.0 34.1 21.6
2021 Changeup 316 80 236 15.6 83.7 69 64 16 10 4 0 2 14 50 .250 .263 .406 .456 .308 .335 91.4 8 1291 5.9 23.0 15.1
2021 Curveball 164 44 120 8.1 78.0 29 28 3 0 1 0 2 6 23 .107 .243 .357 .577 .181 .346 84.3 13 2443 6.0 20.7 12.8
2021 Sinker 122 33 89 6.0 92.4 32 30 6 3 1 0 2 5 25 .200 .282 .433 .477 .290 .348 91.3 14 1983 6.0 19.2 45.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 45 28 17 63.4 94.9 12 11 4 2 0 0 2 2 9 .364 .273 .909 .769 .535 .447 90.0 22 2095 5.9 27.3 13.3
2020 Slider 13 12 1 18.3 86.0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .233 .233 2495 6.0 100.0 40.0
2020 Changeup 7 2 5 9.9 85.8 1243 5.9 66.7
2020 Sinker 4 1 3 5.6 95.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .069 .000 .069 .000 .065 65.8 -16 2148 6.0 0.0
2020 Curveball 2 1 1 2.8 82.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .667 .000 2.261 .000 1.165 100.3 27 2656 5.9 0.0 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 36.4 36.4 18.2 9.1 36.4 45.5 18.2 9.1 18.2 27.3 9.1 0 36.4
2021 34.8 31.5 22.8 10.8 31.5 39.6 28.8 4.5 24 29.1 22.5 9.9 9.3
34.9 31.7 22.7 10.8 31.7 39.8 28.5 4.7 23.8 29.1 22.1 9.6 10.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Curveball OAK R 164 78 51.2 -4.3 -8 6.8 -1.7 -20
2021 Slider OAK R 353 85.3 32.9 -2.9 -8 0.8 -4.5 -85
2021 Sinker OAK R 122 92.4 22.3 -0.2 -1 17 2.2 14
2021 Changeup OAK R 315 83.7 36.5 5.6 18 9.6 -4.2 -30
2021 4-Seamer OAK R 1069 93 16.3 -1 -7 8.5 1.3 18
2020 Changeup OAK R 7 85.8 35.2 5.2 17 4 -9.5 -70
2020 4-Seamer OAK R 45 94.9 15.7 -1 -7 8.8 1.3 17
2020 Sinker OAK R 4 95.1 19 -1.5 -8 16 1.1 7
2020 Curveball OAK R 2 82.3 44.2 -4.7 -10 6.8 -1.3 -16
2020 Slider OAK R 13 86 33.2 -1.9 -5 0.9 -3.4 -79
! 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 %
2021 Curveball -0.8 -1 164 8.1 29 .107 .357 .181 20.7 20.7 12.8 .243 .577 .346 39.1
2021 Sinker -2.2 -3 122 6 32 .2 .433 .292 19.2 15.6 45.5 .282 .477 .349 36
2021 Changeup 0.4 1 316 15.6 69 .25 .406 .325 23 20.3 15.1 .263 .456 .336 50
2021 Slider -0.7 -3 353 17.4 96 .225 .36 .276 34.1 28.1 21.6 .216 .355 .266 36.9
2021 4-Seamer 0.1 1 1069 52.8 276 .25 .471 .354 27.8 25.7 20.5 .228 .421 .329 43.5
2020 Sinker -3.8 0 4 5.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .069 .069 .065 0
2020 Curveball -7.4 0 2 2.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 2.261 1.165 100
2020 Slider -0.4 0 13 18.3 3 0 0 .233 100 66.7 40 .233
2020 4-Seamer 6 3 45 63.4 12 .364 .909 .542 27.3 16.7 13.3 .273 .769 .447 55.6
2020 Changeup 1.4 0 7 9.9 66.7 0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 34 94.6 92 16.9 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 11 85.9 16 3.8 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 Changeup 294 83.7 58 10.4 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Curveball 162 77.9 59 11.4 7:30 7:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1069 93 90 17.1 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 121 92.4 90 19.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Slider 353 85.3 26 4.2 12:00 11:30 30
! 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
2021 502 2024 -7 -23 16 11 -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 %
2020 71 40.8 69 60 28.6 66.7 45.1 52.9 45.1 37.5 2.8 100
2021 2024 47.6 67.7 77.9 25.7 59.6 41.2 59.2 45.7 27.2 7.3 78.2
2095 47.4 67.8 77.4 25.8 59.9 41.3 59 45.7 27.6 7.1 78.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020
2021 37 51 29 18 56 19 22 21 23 57 51 60 37 43 9 48
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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 20.3 2 1.5 1 0 1 1 50
2021 22.6 19 18.8 0 9 14 9 47.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
2021 19 20 23 17 22 18 20 23 19 16 20 19 12 15 17 22 15 18 17 20 12 19 19 20 16 23 22 18 24 16 21
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.9 92.9 -2
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 83.7 -2.1
Breaking Velocity 85.5 83 -2.5
Exit Velocity 88.7 90.1 1.4
Launch Angle 18.8 19 0.2
Barrel % 36.4 9.3 -27.1
Hard Hit % 54.5 42.3 -12.2
Sweet Spot % 36.4 37.5 1.1
xBA .249 .235 -0.014
BA .267 .233 -0.034
xwOBA .429 .32 -0.109
wOBA .419 .314 -0.105
xSLG .719 .426 -0.293
SLG .667 .43 -0.237
K% 23.5 24.5 1
BB% 11.8 8.2 -3.6
Swing % 45.1 45.7 0.6
Whiff% 37.5 27.2 -10.3
In Zone % 40.8 47.6 6.8
Out of Zone % 59.2 52.4 -6.8
Out of Zone Swing % 28.6 25.7 -2.9
First Pitch Swing % 41.2 28.9 -12.3
First Pitch Strike % 52.9 59.2 6.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 17 .419 9 1 11.1 8 6 75.0
2021 502 .314 244 48 19.7 258 139 53.9

Pitch Distribution