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James Karinchak
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 9, #282, Cleveland Indians | Bryant University
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 4 4.07 60 0 11 55.1 78 1.21
3 Seasons 8 6 3.49 92 0 12 87.2 139 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 60 7-4 4.07 55.1 78 1.21
3 Seasons 92 8-6 3.49 87.2 139 1.15

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
2019 24 94 13 0 0 86.5 106 13.4 23.1 .218 .305 .166 .235 .345 46.2 36.4 4.5 1.69 2.44
2020 25 468 40 1 2.5 87.7 109.9 23.1 40 .130 .196 .233 .230 .362 35 48.6 14.7 2.67 2.22
2021 26 1032 123 11 8.9 90.1 111.1 18.4 31.7 .183 .324 .287 .289 .361 40.7 33.2 13.6 4.07 3.55
1594 176 12 6.8 89.3 111.1 19.1 33 .170 .286 .264 .269 .360 39.8 38 13.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Karinchak relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(67.7%) ,
Curveball
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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 696 279 417 67.7 95.9 170 139 27 14 5 0 8 47 94 .194 .199 .403 .376 .322 .326 90.6 16 2309 6.0 28.2 22.1
2021 Curveball 332 180 152 32.3 83.2 65 60 8 5 1 1 1 31 29 .133 .147 .233 .203 .195 .194 86.8 24 2295 5.8 40.7 27.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 235 109 126 50.2 95.5 45 38 7 4 1 1 1 19 23 .184 .150 .342 .287 .236 .241 89.8 23 2396 6.0 38.7 29.7
2020 Curveball 233 145 88 49.8 83.2 63 50 7 7 0 0 0 34 17 .140 .115 .140 .127 .231 .222 81.7 19 2356 5.9 56.3 38.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 38.5 15.4 30.8 15.4 15.4 53.8 30.8 15.4 30.8 15.4 23.1 15.4 0
2020 25 22.5 35 17.5 25 42.5 32.5 2.5 17.5 40 27.5 10 2.5
2021 40.7 26 22 11.4 33.3 41.5 25.2 4.9 30.9 25.2 20.3 8.1 8.9
36.9 24.4 25.6 13.1 30.1 42.6 27.3 5.1 27.8 27.8 22.2 9.1 6.8
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 CLE R 320 83.2 47.9 -0.4 -1 1 -8.1 -114
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 686 95.9 12 1.1 9 5.1 -1.4 -22
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 235 95.5 9.5 3.5 27 5.1 -1.6 -25
2020 Curveball CLE R 233 83.2 46.6 -1.3 -3 2.4 -5.4 -178
2019 Curveball CLE R 41 84.5 54.2 6.3 13 2.1 -3.2 -60
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 53 97 9.8 3.4 26 6.5 -0.7 -9
! 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 -2 -7 332 32.2 65 .133 .233 .212 40.7 47.7 27.4 .147 .203 .195 31
2021 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 696 67.4 170 .194 .403 .324 28.2 27.6 22.1 .199 .376 .327 43.6
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -3 235 50.2 45 .184 .342 .281 38.7 42.2 29.7 .15 .287 .241 47.8
2020 Curveball -1.9 -4 233 49.8 63 .14 .14 .233 56.3 54 38.6 .115 .127 .222 17.6
2019 4-Seamer -5.3 -3 53 56.4 8 .143 .143 .113 33.3 37.5 20 .246 .438 .251 60
2019 Curveball 1.3 1 41 43.6 14 .154 .231 .318 36.8 35.7 23.8 .202 .233 .277 37.5
! 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 Curveball 212 83.2 49 9.7 6:30 5:30 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 223 95.5 99 20.8 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Curveball 314 83.2 53 10.9 6:30 5:45 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 686 95.9 95 18.2 12:45 12:30 15
! 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
2020 111 483 -4 -5 1 3 -5
2021 235 1028 -9 -13 7 8 -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 %
2019 94 50 66 74.2 38.3 50 34 63.6 52.1 34.7 12.8 50
2020 468 43.6 52.9 65.7 31.1 39 38.9 64.2 40.6 45.3 6.2 58.6
2021 1032 46.6 66 72.5 24.2 56.4 37.9 55.3 43.7 31.3 7.5 71.4
1594 45.9 62.3 71 27.1 49.8 38 58.5 43.3 35.4 7.4 66.1
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
2019
2020 98 100 100 99 89 97 97 61 61 100 5 99 98 85 75 31
2021 73 94 87 63 60 76 30 21 32 94 4 81 73 86 66 27
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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 22.6 2 2 0 0 0 2 100
2021 23 9 8.7 0 2 6 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 9 10 8 8 10 8 8 10 9 9 11 9 5 6 9 10 7 10 7 9 6 9 9 10 9 9 10 9 9 8 10
! 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 97 95.5 -1.5 95.9 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 84.5 83.2 -1.3 83.2 0
Exit Velocity 86.5 87.7 1.2 90.1 2.4
Launch Angle 13.4 23.1 9.7 18.4 -4.7
Barrel % 0 2.5 2.5 8.9 6.4
Hard Hit % 46.2 35 -11.2 40.7 5.7
Sweet Spot % 23.1 40 16.9 31.7 -8.3
xBA .218 .13 -0.088 .183 0.053
BA .15 .159 0.009 .176 0.017
xwOBA .235 .23 -0.005 .289 0.059
wOBA .166 .233 0.067 .287 0.054
xSLG .305 .196 -0.109 .324 0.128
SLG .2 .227 0.027 .352 0.125
K% 36.4 48.6 12.2 33.2 -15.4
BB% 4.5 14.7 10.2 13.6 -1.1
Swing % 52.1 40.6 -11.5 43.7 3.1
Whiff% 34.7 45.3 10.6 31.3 -14
In Zone % 50 43.6 -6.4 46.6 3
Out of Zone % 50 56.4 6.4 53.4 -3
Out of Zone Swing % 38.3 31.1 -7.2 24.2 -6.9
First Pitch Swing % 31.8 28.4 -3.4 25.1 -3.3
First Pitch Strike % 63.6 64.2 0.6 55.3 -8.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 22 .166 10 1 10.0 12 2 16.7
2020 108 .233 59 13 22.0 49 23 46.9
2021 231 .282 102 7 6.9 129 58 45.0

Pitch Distribution