James Karinchak
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 9, #282, Cleveland Indians | Bryant University
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 4 4.07 60 0 11 55.1 78 1.21
2022 2 0 2.08 38 0 3 39 62 1.10
2023 2 5 3.23 44 0 0 39 52 1.33
5 Seasons 12 11 3.10 174 0 15 165.2 253 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 60 7-4 4.07 55.1 78 1.21
2022 38 2-0 2.08 39 62 1.10
2023 44 2-5 3.23 39 52 1.33
5 Seasons 174 12-11 3.10 165.2 253 1.18
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
2019 23 94 13 0 0.0 0.0 86.5 106.0 13.4 23.1 .218 .305 .166 .235 .345 46.2 36.4 4.5 1.69 2.39
2020 24 468 40 1 2.5 0.9 87.7 109.9 23.1 40.0 .130 .196 .233 .230 .362 35.0 48.6 14.7 2.67 2.21
2021 25 1032 123 11 8.9 4.7 90.1 111.1 18.3 31.7 .186 .331 .287 .292 .366 40.7 33.2 13.6 4.07 3.57
2022 26 704 76 4 5.3 2.5 91.0 109.6 26.6 39.5 .181 .279 .243 .267 .362 40.8 38.8 13.1 2.08 2.92
2023 27 733 88 11 12.5 6.4 90.4 110.5 20.7 38.6 .202 .372 .300 .327 .393 38.6 30.4 16.4 3.23 4.55
Player 3031 340 27 7.9 3.9 90.0 111.1 21.1 35.9 .181 .307 .268 .283 .371 39.7 36.3 14.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Karinchak relies on 2 pitches.
Four Seamer
(56.4%) ,
Curveball
(43.6%) ,


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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
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 0.0 0.0
2020 25.0 27.5 30.0 17.5 25.0 42.5 32.5 2.5 17.5 40.0 27.5 10.0 2.5 0.9
2021 40.7 26.0 22.0 11.4 33.3 41.5 25.2 4.9 31.7 26.0 20.3 8.1 8.9 4.7
2022 23.7 31.6 31.6 13.2 38.2 32.9 28.9 0.0 15.8 39.5 31.6 7.9 5.3 2.5
2023 28.4 35.2 26.1 10.2 37.5 42.0 20.5 3.4 19.3 35.2 22.7 6.8 12.5 6.4
Player 31.8 29.4 26.5 12.4 33.8 40.3 25.9 3.5 23.2 32.6 24.4 8.2 7.9 3.9
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 4.7
! 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 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 413 94.8 11.2 2.6 19 3.8 -2.5 -40
2023 Curveball CLE R 319 82.8 46.9 -2.7 -5 1.5 -6.7 -129
2022 Curveball CLE R 283 82.9 48.3 -2.2 -4 1.7 -6.9 -132
2022 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 420 95.2 9.5 3.4 26 1.9 -4.3 -69
2021 Curveball CLE R 321 83.2 47.9 -0.9 -2 1.0 -7.5 -115
2021 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 686 95.9 12.0 1.2 9 5.1 -1.5 -23
2020 Curveball CLE R 233 83.2 46.6 -1.3 -3 2.4 -5.5 -177
2020 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 235 95.5 9.5 3.6 27 5.1 -1.7 -25
2019 Curveball CLE R 41 84.5 54.2 6.3 13 2.1 -3.2 -60
2019 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 53 97.0 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -6 413 56.3 111 .222 .407 .367 24.7 25.2 20.3 .259 .497 .412 49.1
2023 Curveball 2.6 8 319 43.5 59 .111 .278 .194 39.6 40.7 27.6 .116 .185 .167 19.4
2022 4-Seam Fastball 2.8 12 420 59.7 109 .133 .211 .238 29.7 33.0 27.1 .164 .273 .274 34.5
2022 Curveball -0.4 -1 284 40.3 51 .213 .298 .260 48.6 51.0 28.6 .211 .289 .256 57.1
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 696 67.4 170 .194 .403 .324 28.2 27.6 22.1 .204 .387 .331 43.6
2021 Curveball 2.0 7 332 32.2 65 .133 .233 .212 40.7 47.7 27.4 .145 .200 .192 31.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 3 235 50.2 45 .184 .342 .281 38.7 42.2 29.7 .150 .287 .241 47.8
2020 Curveball 1.9 4 233 49.8 63 .140 .140 .233 56.3 54.0 38.6 .115 .126 .222 17.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball 5.4 3 53 56.4 8 .143 .143 .113 33.3 37.5 20.0 .246 .438 .251 60.0
2019 Curveball -1.4 -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.
! 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 Curveball 317 82.8 45 9.5 6:45 5:30 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 398 94.8 96 19.2 12:30 12:30 0
2022 Curveball 283 82.9 53 11.0 6:30 5:45 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 419 95.2 97 20.4 12:15 12:15 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
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 111 483 4 6 -1 -3 5
2021 235 1,028 10 13 -7 -8 8
2022 182 791 11 9 -4 -5 12
2023 170 732 10 2 -5 -3 3
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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 50.0 66.0 74.2 38.3 50.0 34.0 63.6 52.1 34.7 12.8 50.0
2020 468 43.6 52.9 65.7 31.1 39.0 39.1 64.8 40.6 45.3 6.2 58.6
2021 1,032 46.6 66.0 72.5 24.2 56.4 37.8 55.3 43.7 31.3 7.5 71.4
2022 704 44.2 56.6 77.3 24.9 40.8 40.3 55.0 38.9 34.7 4.4 54.8
2023 733 44.7 57.9 80.5 26.9 52.3 42.0 53.5 40.8 29.8 5.9 74.4
Player 3,031 45.2 60.0 74.5 26.5 48.4 39.5 56.5 41.7 33.9 6.3 66.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 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
2020 98 100 100 99 89 97 97 61 61 100 5 99 79 84 79 28 24
2021 73 94 86 64 59 76 30 21 32 94 4 81 11 86 70 25 25
2022 72 80 35 25
2023 64 57 27 18
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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 0 2 100.0
2021 23.0 9 8.2 1 2 8 2 22.2
2022 28.2 2 2.0 0 1 2 0 0.0
2023 23.4 6 5.3 1 2 7 0 0.0
Player 23.7 19 17.5 2 5 17 4 21.1

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 7 11 7 7 10 9 5 6 6 8 9 6 9 10 8 9 9 8 9 7 9 10 7 8 10 9 9 7 6
2022 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2
2023 6 6 3 6 6 5 6 6 6 4 4 9 2 4 6 6 6 5 6 8 4 3 8 6 5 4 6 6 3 7 4
Player 19 19 14 21 17 16 20 19 14 14 14 21 15 14 19 20 18 18 19 20 17 14 22 20 15 16 20 20 16 18 14
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.0 95.5 -1.5 95.9 0.4 95.2 -0.7 94.8 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.5 83.2 -1.3 83.2 0.0 82.9 -0.3 82.8 -0.1
Exit Velocity 86.5 87.7 1.2 90.1 2.4 91.0 0.9 90.4 -0.6
Launch Angle 13.4 23.1 9.7 18.3 -4.8 26.6 8.3 20.7 -5.9
Barrel % 0.0 2.5 2.5 8.9 6.4 5.3 -3.6 12.5 7.2
Hard Hit % 46.2 35.0 -11.2 40.7 5.7 40.8 0.1 38.6 -2.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 23.1 40.0 16.9 31.7 -8.3 39.5 7.8 38.6 -0.9
xBA .218 .130 -0.088 .186 0.056 .181 -0.005 .202 0.021
BA .150 .159 0.009 .176 0.017 .161 -0.015 .178 0.017
xwOBA .235 .230 -0.005 .292 0.062 .267 -0.025 .327 0.060
wOBA .166 .233 0.067 .287 0.054 .243 -0.044 .300 0.057
xSLG .305 .196 -0.109 .331 0.135 .279 -0.052 .372 0.093
SLG .200 .227 0.027 .352 0.125 .241 -0.111 .356 0.115
K% 36.4 48.6 12.2 33.2 -15.4 38.8 5.6 30.4 -8.4
BB% 4.5 14.7 10.2 13.6 -1.1 13.1 -0.5 16.4 3.3
Swing % 52.1 40.6 -11.5 43.7 3.1 38.9 -4.8 40.8 1.9
Whiff% 34.7 45.3 10.6 31.3 -14.0 34.7 3.4 29.8 -4.9
In Zone % 50.0 43.6 -6.4 46.6 3.0 44.2 -2.4 44.7 0.5
Out of Zone % 50.0 56.4 6.4 53.4 -3.0 55.8 2.4 55.3 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 38.3 31.1 -7.2 24.2 -6.9 24.9 0.7 26.9 2.0
First Pitch Swing % 31.8 28.7 -3.1 25.1 -3.6 16.3 -8.8 24.1 7.8
First Pitch Strike % 63.6 64.8 1.2 55.3 -9.5 55.0 -0.3 53.5 -1.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 22 .166 10 1 10.0 12 3 25.0
2020 Shifts 108 .233 59 13 22.0 49 36 73.5
2021 Shifts 231 .282 102 7 6.9 129 65 50.4
2022 Shifts 160 .243 79 2 2.5 81 36 44.4
2023 Shades 170 .300 100 2 2.0 70 24 34.3
! 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 %
2019 13 17.8 0.0% 0.0% 25 23.5 0.0% 0.0%
2020 130 21.0 3.8% 6.9% 98 26.7 0.0% 26.5%
2021 284 23.8 0.4% 13.4% 204 26.7 0.0% 27.0%
2022 188 22.6 1.1% 19.7% 172 26.2 0.0% 24.4%
2023 175 16.9 17.7% 1.1% 141 20.0 0.7% 1.4%
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Pitch Distribution