Jharel Cotton
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 20, #626, Los Angeles Dodgers | East Carolina
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 3.66 16 0 0 19.2 16 1.32
4 Seasons 15 12 4.62 68 29 0 208.2 174 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 16 2-2 3.66 19.2 16 1.32
4 Seasons 68 15-12 4.62 208.2 174 1.34

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
2016 24 441 85 6 7.1 5.4 88.2 109.8 21.4 29.4 .221 .369 .232 .267 .319 29.4 20.5 3.6 2.15 2.95
2017 25 2173 402 24 6 4.3 86.7 115.0 17.4 31.6 .241 .429 .352 .322 .355 30.9 18.6 9.4 5.58 4.48
2021 29 541 90 5 5.6 3.6 85.8 106.2 26.0 27.8 .186 .317 .296 .272 .283 23.3 21.9 10.9 3.52 3.08
2022 30 327 56 3 5.4 3.5 87.4 105.2 24.1 25.0 .220 .390 .321 .321 .326 26.8 18.8 12.9 3.26 3.79
Player 3482 633 38 6 4.2 86.8 115.0 19.8 30.2 .228 .401 .325 .307 .337 29.3 19.4 9.2
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

Cotton relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.9%) ,
Changeup
(31.8%) ,
Slider
(14.7%) ,
Curveball
(4.6%) ,


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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
2016 36.5 16.5 24.7 22.4 40.0 30.6 29.4 1.2 28.2 38.8 21.2 2.4 7.1 5.4
2017 38.3 27.9 20.6 13.2 33.8 40.0 26.1 5.7 24.9 33.8 21.9 6.2 6.0 4.3
2021 32.2 33.3 15.6 18.9 34.4 35.6 30.0 5.6 23.3 42.2 17.8 5.6 5.6 3.6
2022 32.1 41.1 16.1 10.7 35.7 26.8 37.5 0.0 25.0 41.1 19.6 8.9 5.4 3.5
Player 36.7 28.3 20.1 15.0 34.9 37.0 28.1 4.6 25.1 36.3 21.0 5.8 6.0 4.2
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 MIN R 160 92.7 12.8 2.1 14 8.3 1.2 17
2022 Curveball MIN R 15 76.8 62.8 5.9 10 2.4 -5.8 -71
2022 Slider MIN R 48 80.0 45.4 2.3 5 12.3 2.6 26
2022 Changeup MIN R 104 80.1 35.9 1.5 4 13.5 0.3 2
2021 Cutter TEX R 7 86.5 25.8 2.8 10 0.4 -2.4 -121
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 250 93.2 11.3 4.3 28 7.1 0.7 10
2021 Changeup TEX R 164 80.0 34.5 0.4 1 13.1 -0.3 -2
2021 Curveball TEX R 45 76.7 59.9 4.8 9 3.3 -3.3 -50
2021 Slider TEX R 75 81.8 40.6 0.0 0 9.3 1.2 15
2017 Curveball OAK R 185 77.2 56.6 -2.3 -4 3.2 -4.9 -60
2017 4-Seamer OAK R 730 93.2 13.3 1.6 11 9.9 1.5 18
2017 Sinker OAK R 290 92.7 18.5 -2.7 -13 15.8 0.0 0
2017 Slider OAK R 487 88.5 26.0 -5.9 -18 0.2 -2.4 -92
2017 Changeup OAK R 467 77.9 38.6 5.7 17 13.5 0.4 3
2016 4-Seamer OAK R 144 93.0 13.6 1.1 7 7.7 -1.0 -12
2016 Curveball OAK R 34 78.3 55.9 -0.8 -1 1.5 -4.7 -76
2016 Sinker OAK R 61 92.3 16.6 -4.0 -19 13.5 -1.2 -8
2016 Slider OAK R 70 89.4 26.1 -5.3 -17 0.3 -1.6 -83
2016 Changeup OAK R 122 77.7 40.2 8.0 25 11.8 0.3 2
! 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 -2.6 -4 160 48.9 38 .207 .345 .328 19.8 5.3 7.4 .249 .454 .373 21.4
2022 Changeup 1.3 1 104 31.8 37 .182 .485 .345 31.7 35.1 20.3 .205 .385 .296 35.0
2022 Slider -0.3 0 48 14.7 6 .000 .000 .267 9.1 0.0 0.0 .127 .147 .216 20.0
2022 Curveball 3.1 0 15 4.6 4 .500 .750 .538 0.0 25.0 33.3 .247 .274 .227 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -1.6 -4 250 46.2 53 .214 .381 .346 24.4 13.2 13.5 .235 .469 .381 28.6
2021 Changeup -2.3 -4 164 30.3 57 .180 .240 .222 29.9 29.8 18.9 .128 .200 .188 20.0
2021 Slider 1.5 1 75 13.9 14 .286 .286 .257 37.5 28.6 22.2 .192 .238 .187 10.0
2021 Curveball 3.9 2 45 8.3 11 .400 .400 .391 9.1 18.2 28.6 .147 .167 .187 25.0
2021 Cutter 13.5 1 7 1.3 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 0.0 0.0 -- .750 1.374 .889 50.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 10 731 33.6 192 .287 .585 .409 17.3 16.1 14.4 .258 .503 .355 37.3
2017 Slider 1.8 9 487 22.4 144 .289 .508 .382 27.4 13.9 18.3 .263 .456 .338 35.1
2017 Changeup 0.5 3 467 21.5 138 .216 .432 .303 29.8 32.6 21.4 .186 .330 .253 18.3
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 290 13.3 58 .261 .304 .343 13.3 5.2 10.0 .272 .378 .361 31.8
2017 Curveball 1.7 3 186 8.6 27 .280 .440 .346 17.6 22.2 10.9 .216 .362 .265 15.0
! 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
2021 Changeup 163 80.0 77 15.4 2:15 2:15 0
2021 Curveball 45 76.7 68 16.6 6:45 6:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 250 93.2 99 21.1 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 75 81.8 30 10.4 8:00 8:45 -45
2022 Changeup 104 80.1 78 15.3 2:30 2:15 15
2022 Curveball 15 76.8 71 19.4 6:45 6:15 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 160 92.7 99 20.5 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 48 80.0 36 14.0 7:30 8:30 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 112 440 -4 -4 1 1 -6
2017 560 2,164 2 -6 19 11 26
2021 137 541 -5 -7 4 4 -4
2022 85 327 -2 -6 2 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 %
2016 441 50.8 69.6 80.1 33.6 63.0 43.8 66.1 51.9 24.9 5.4 75.0
2017 2,173 51.0 68.8 80.5 25.3 67.2 42.4 59.6 47.5 21.9 8.6 75.8
2021 541 48.6 73.4 78.2 25.5 59.2 41.8 62.8 48.8 26.9 6.8 83.8
2022 327 51.1 68.9 80.0 25.0 65.0 43.7 56.5 47.4 23.2 4.6 73.3
Player 3,482 50.6 69.6 80.0 26.4 65.0 42.6 60.6 48.3 23.2 7.5 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
2016 51 44
2017 39 55 34 22 51 26 49 62 69 26 31 33 39 57 44 42
2021 46 64
2022 38 50
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.9 4 3.8 0 0 4 1 25.0
2017 23.6 28 29.3 -1 9 18 14 50.0
2021 24.0 2 2.0 0 2 1 1 50.0
2022 23.3 4 3.9 0 1 5 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 4 4 2 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 4 5 3 5 5 3 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
2017 28 31 37 29 29 31 29 29 31 28 28 29 26 26 31 32 29 32 22 31 32 28 27 30 30 29 30 27 27 27 33
2021 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2022 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
! 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 92.8 0.3 93 92.7 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 77.6 0.3 80 80.1 0.1
Breaking Velocity 85.8 -0.4 79.9 79.2 -0.7
Exit Velocity 88.2 -1.5 85.8 87.4 1.6
Launch Angle 21.4 -4 26 24.1 -1.9
Barrel % 7.1 -1.1 5.6 5.4 -0.2
Hard Hit % 29.4 1.5 23.3 26.8 3.5
Sweet Spot % 29.4 2.2 27.8 25 -2.8
xBA .221 0.02 .186 .22 0.034
BA .185 0.082 .237 .197 -0.04
xwOBA .267 0.055 .272 .321 0.049
wOBA .232 0.12 .296 .321 0.025
xSLG .369 0.06 .317 .39 0.073
SLG .324 0.17 .331 .408 0.077
K% 20.5 -1.9 21.9 18.8 -3.1
BB% 3.6 5.8 10.9 12.9 2
Swing % 51.9 -4.4 48.8 47.4 -1.4
Whiff% 24.9 -3 26.9 23.2 -3.7
In Zone % 50.8 0.2 48.6 51.1 2.5
Out of Zone % 49.2 -0.2 51.4 48.9 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 33.6 -8.3 25.5 25 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 32.1 -2.7 35.8 31.8 -4
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 -6.5 62.8 56.5 -6.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 111 .234 60 0 0.0 51 9 17.6
2017 560 .351 311 7 2.3 249 46 18.5
2021 137 .296 82 4 4.9 55 41 74.5
2022 85 .321 52 14 26.9 33 25 75.8

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 142 19.9 16.2% 5.6% 48 25.4 2.1% 22.9%
2017 662 18.5 12.1% 3.2% 309 24.1 0.0% 16.8%
2021 128 18.1 13.3% 3.9% 108 20.7 1.9% 13.0%
2022 78 16.6 28.2% 0.0% 65 20.5 1.5% 10.8%
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Pitch Distribution