James Kaprielian
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 5 5.88 11 11 0 52.0 36 1.44
3 Seasons 8 10 4.68 37 32 0 175.0 163 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 11 0-5 5.88 52.0 36 1.44
3 Seasons 37 8-10 4.68 175.0 163 1.30

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
2020 26 71 11 4 36.4 23.5 88.7 104.0 18.8 36.4 .249 .719 .419 .429 .536 54.5 23.5 11.8 7.36 8.80
2021 27 2024 333 31 9.3 6.2 90.1 116.2 19.0 37.5 .239 .437 .314 .324 .393 42.3 24.5 8.2 4.07 4.48
2022 28 887 164 15 9.1 6.6 89.5 112.8 14.5 34.8 .275 .501 .358 .370 .396 38.4 15.8 11.0 5.88 5.25
Player 2982 508 50 9.8 6.7 89.9 116.2 17.5 36.6 .250 .463 .330 .341 .397 41.3 21.8 9.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kaprielian relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.6%) ,
Slider
(24.2%) ,
Curveball
(11.7%) ,
Changeup
(9.4%) ,
Sinker
(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
2020 36.4 45.5 9.1 9.1 36.4 45.5 18.2 9.1 18.2 27.3 9.1 0.0 36.4 23.5
2021 34.8 31.5 22.8 10.8 31.5 39.6 28.8 4.5 24.0 29.1 22.5 9.9 9.3 6.2
2022 40.9 29.3 21.3 8.5 41.5 32.9 25.6 3.7 28.7 28.0 23.2 7.3 9.1 6.6
Player 36.8 31.1 22.0 10.0 34.8 37.6 27.6 4.3 25.4 28.7 22.4 8.9 9.8 6.7
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 4-Seamer OAK R 474 93.7 15.8 -1.2 -8 7.8 1.0 15
2022 Sinker OAK R 10 93.4 18.6 -3.0 -14 15.3 0.5 3
2022 Changeup OAK R 83 84.5 37.2 6.3 20 9.3 -4.6 -33
2022 Slider OAK R 215 86.6 32.2 -2.2 -6 0.9 -3.9 -81
2022 Curveball OAK R 104 79.1 52.0 -2.1 -4 6.5 -2.0 -23
2021 4-Seamer OAK R 1,069 93.0 16.3 -1.0 -7 8.5 1.3 17
2021 Curveball OAK R 164 78.0 51.2 -4.3 -8 6.8 -1.7 -20
2021 Changeup OAK R 317 83.8 36.5 5.6 18 9.6 -4.2 -31
2021 Sinker OAK R 122 92.4 22.3 -0.2 -1 17.0 2.1 14
2021 Slider OAK R 352 85.3 32.9 -2.9 -8 0.8 -4.5 -84
2020 Sinker OAK R 4 95.1 19.0 -1.6 -8 16.0 1.0 7
2020 Slider OAK R 13 86.0 33.2 -1.9 -5 0.9 -3.4 -79
2020 4-Seamer OAK R 45 94.9 15.7 -1.0 -7 8.8 1.3 17
2020 Curveball OAK R 2 82.3 44.2 -4.6 -9 6.8 -1.3 -16
2020 Changeup OAK R 7 85.8 35.2 5.2 17 4.0 -9.5 -70
! 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 0.9 4 475 53.6 122 .270 .500 .395 15.6 13.9 13.3 .290 .546 .409 41.7
2022 Slider -1.3 -3 215 24.2 62 .175 .351 .271 34.4 25.8 21.6 .203 .333 .276 29.3
2022 Curveball 0.2 0 104 11.7 19 .222 .556 .339 11.8 5.3 7.1 .263 .609 .377 29.4
2022 Changeup 4.5 4 83 9.4 23 .364 .682 .454 21.7 8.7 7.7 .417 .666 .470 50.0
2022 Sinker 8.7 1 10 1.1 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .174 .208 .183 50.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 2 1,069 52.8 276 .250 .471 .357 27.8 25.7 20.5 .232 .431 .332 43.5
2021 Slider -0.8 -3 352 17.4 96 .225 .360 .279 34.1 28.1 21.8 .220 .363 .271 36.9
2021 Changeup 0.3 1 317 15.7 69 .250 .406 .329 23.0 20.3 14.9 .271 .470 .343 50.0
2021 Curveball -0.9 -1 164 8.1 29 .107 .357 .181 20.7 20.7 12.8 .245 .595 .350 39.1
2021 Sinker -2.3 -3 122 6.0 32 .200 .433 .292 19.2 15.6 45.5 .286 .490 .353 36.0
2020 4-Seamer 6.1 3 45 63.4 12 .364 .909 .542 27.3 16.7 13.3 .273 .769 .447 55.6
2020 Slider -0.5 0 13 18.3 3 .000 .000 .233 100.0 66.7 40.0 -- -- .233 --
2020 Changeup 1.0 0 7 9.9 -- -- -- 66.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker -4.0 0 4 5.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .069 .069 .065 0.0
2020 Curveball -7.4 0 2 2.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .667 2.261 1.165 100.0
! 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 295 83.7 58 10.3 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Curveball 162 77.9 59 11.4 7:30 7:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,069 93.0 90 17.1 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 121 92.4 90 19.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Slider 352 85.3 26 4.2 12:00 11:30 30
2022 Changeup 79 84.4 58 10.1 2:00 3:00 -60
2022 Curveball 104 79.1 58 12.8 7:45 7:00 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 474 93.7 92 16.9 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 10 93.4 92 20.3 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Slider 215 86.6 29 4.4 12:00 11:15 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
2021 502 2,024 -7 -23 16 11 -4
2022 228 887 4 -12 9 6 6
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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 69.0 60.0 28.6 66.7 45.1 52.9 45.1 37.5 2.8 100.0
2021 2,024 47.6 67.7 77.9 25.7 59.6 41.2 59.2 45.7 27.2 7.3 78.2
2022 887 48.8 70.4 83.6 24.7 64.3 41.6 54.4 47.0 21.3 6.9 72.1
Player 2,982 47.8 68.6 79.3 25.4 61.1 41.4 57.6 46.1 25.7 7.0 76.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021 34 51 27 17 56 19 22 21 23 57 51 60 34 45 9 47
2022 14 25 18 18 12 19 26 32 49 9 17 18 14 54 9 43
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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 2.1 0 2 1 1 50.0
2021 22.6 19 20.4 -1 8 15 10 52.6
2022 23.5 11 10.4 1 8 11 1 9.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 3 1 2 2 2 0 2 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 19 19 25 15 22 25 20 25 21 18 19 22 14 15 19 24 23 19 17 18 20 20 19 22 19 22 26 16 24 19 26
2022 11 12 17 10 10 9 11 6 11 10 10 8 7 7 11 13 12 11 8 10 14 10 8 10 10 11 11 9 14 7 15
! 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 94.9 92.9 -2 93.7 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 83.8 -2 84.5 0.7
Breaking Velocity 85.5 83 -2.5 84.1 1.1
Exit Velocity 88.7 90.1 1.4 89.5 -0.6
Launch Angle 18.8 19 0.2 14.5 -4.5
Barrel % 36.4 9.3 -27.1 9.1 -0.2
Hard Hit % 54.5 42.3 -12.2 38.4 -3.9
Sweet Spot % 36.4 37.5 1.1 34.8 -2.7
xBA .249 .239 -0.01 .275 0.036
BA .267 .233 -0.034 .251 0.018
xwOBA .429 .324 -0.105 .37 0.046
wOBA .419 .314 -0.105 .358 0.044
xSLG .719 .437 -0.282 .501 0.064
SLG .667 .43 -0.237 .482 0.052
K% 23.5 24.5 1 15.8 -8.7
BB% 11.8 8.2 -3.6 11 2.8
Swing % 45.1 45.7 0.6 47 1.3
Whiff% 37.5 27.2 -10.3 21.3 -5.9
In Zone % 40.8 47.6 6.8 48.8 1.2
Out of Zone % 59.2 52.4 -6.8 51.2 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 28.6 25.7 -2.9 24.7 -1
First Pitch Swing % 41.2 28.9 -12.3 28.1 -0.8
First Pitch Strike % 52.9 59.2 6.3 54.4 -4.8
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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
2022 228 .358 110 23 20.9 118 69 58.5

Pitch Tempo

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