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Jharel Cotton
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 20, #626, Los Angeles Dodgers | East Carolina
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0 3.52 23 0 0 30.2 30 1.40
3 Seasons 13 10 4.71 52 29 0 189.0 158 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 23 2-0 3.52 30.2 30 1.40
3 Seasons 52 13-10 4.71 189.0 158 1.34

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
2016 24 441 85 6 7.1 88.2 109.8 21.4 29.4 .219 .365 .232 .264 .316 29.8 20.5 3.6 2.15 2.99
2017 25 2173 402 24 6 86.7 115 17.4 31.6 .238 .422 .352 .318 .349 30.9 18.6 9.4 5.58 4.45
2021 29 541 90 5 5.6 85.8 106.2 26 27.8 .185 .311 .296 .270 .280 23.3 21.9 10.9 3.52 3.08
3155 577 35 6.1 86.8 115 19.4 30.7 .227 .396 .326 .303 .333 29.6 19.4 8.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cotton relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.2%) ,
Changeup
(30.3%) ,
Slider
(13.9%) ,
Curveball
(8.3%) ,
Cutter
(1.3%) ,


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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 250 144 106 46.2 93.2 53 42 9 6 1 0 2 7 35 .214 .232 .381 .455 .342 .375 85.5 32 2297 5.0 24.4 13.5
2021 Changeup 164 85 79 30.3 80.0 57 50 9 6 3 0 0 17 35 .180 .127 .240 .197 .219 .186 84.4 19 2350 5.2 29.9 18.9
2021 Slider 75 67 8 13.9 81.8 14 14 4 4 0 0 0 4 10 .286 .201 .286 .250 .251 .198 81.1 35 2459 5.1 37.5 22.2
2021 Curveball 45 24 21 8.3 76.7 11 10 4 4 0 0 0 2 8 .400 .144 .400 .164 .385 .190 82.7 -1 2547 5.2 9.1 28.6
2021 Cutter 7 6 1 1.3 86.5 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.000 .745 1.500 1.286 1.060 .864 96.2 16 2208 5.2 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 731 414 317 33.8 93.2 192 171 49 24 12 0 13 31 142 .287 .257 .585 .501 .393 .353 88.7 22 2215 4.9 17.3 14.4
2017 Slider 487 344 143 22.5 88.5 144 128 37 21 10 0 6 20 111 .289 .261 .508 .449 .361 .334 87.4 7 2199 5.0 27.4 18.3
2017 Changeup 467 169 298 21.6 77.9 138 125 27 16 3 0 8 45 82 .216 .185 .432 .323 .299 .250 80.6 19 2322 5.1 29.8 21.4
2017 Sinker 290 107 183 13.4 92.7 58 46 12 10 2 0 0 3 44 .261 .266 .304 .370 .331 .353 87.0 16 2155 4.9 13.3 10.0
2017 Curveball 186 124 62 8.6 77.2 27 25 7 5 1 0 1 6 20 .280 .216 .440 .362 .308 .265 85.0 27 2413 4.5 17.6 10.9
! 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 %
2016 36.5 16.5 24.7 22.4 40 30.6 29.4 1.2 28.2 38.8 21.2 2.4 7.1
2017 38.3 27.9 20.6 13.2 33.8 40 26.1 5.7 24.9 33.8 21.9 6.2 6
2021 32.2 33.3 15.6 18.9 34.4 35.6 30 5.6 23.3 42.2 17.8 5.6 5.6
37.1 27 20.5 15.4 34.8 38 27.2 5 25.1 35.9 21.1 5.5 6.1
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 Changeup TEX R 164 80 34.5 0.4 1 13.1 -0.3 -2
2021 Curveball TEX R 45 76.7 59.9 4.8 9 3.3 -3.4 -50
2021 Slider TEX R 75 81.8 40.6 0 0 9.3 1.2 15
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 11
2017 Changeup OAK R 467 77.9 38.6 5.7 17 13.5 0.4 3
2017 Slider OAK R 487 88.5 26 -5.9 -18 0.2 -2.3 -92
2017 Curveball OAK R 185 77.2 56.6 -2.3 -4 3.2 -4.9 -60
2017 Sinker OAK R 290 92.7 18.5 -2.7 -13 15.8 0 0
2017 4-Seamer OAK R 730 93.2 13.3 1.6 11 9.9 1.5 18
2016 4-Seamer OAK R 144 93 13.6 1.1 7 7.7 -1 -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 -19 13.5 -1.2 -8
2016 Changeup OAK R 122 77.7 40.2 8 25 11.8 0.3 2
2016 Slider OAK R 70 89.4 26.1 -5.3 -17 0.3 -1.6 -83
! 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 Cutter 13.5 1 7 1.3 2 1 1.5 1.075 0 0 .745 1.286 .863 50
2021 Curveball 4.1 2 45 8.3 11 .4 .4 .391 9.1 18.2 28.6 .144 .164 .188 25
2021 Slider 1.5 1 75 13.9 14 .286 .286 .257 37.5 28.6 22.2 .201 .25 .198 10
2021 4-Seamer -1.6 -4 250 46.2 53 .214 .381 .346 24.4 13.2 13.5 .232 .455 .376 28.6
2021 Changeup -2.2 -4 164 30.3 57 .18 .24 .222 29.9 29.8 18.9 .127 .197 .186 20
2017 Curveball 1.6 3 186 8.6 27 .28 .44 .346 17.6 22.2 10.9 .216 .362 .265 15
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 290 13.3 58 .261 .304 .337 13.3 5.2 10 .266 .37 .354 31.8
2017 Changeup 0.6 3 467 21.5 138 .216 .432 .303 29.8 32.6 21.4 .185 .323 .25 18.3
2017 Slider 1.9 9 487 22.4 144 .289 .508 .38 27.4 13.9 18.3 .261 .449 .335 35.1
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 11 731 33.6 192 .287 .585 .409 17.3 16.1 14.4 .257 .501 .354 37.3
! 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 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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 111 433 -4 -4 1 1 -5
2017 560 2164 2 -6 19 11 27
2021 137 541 -4 -7 4 4 -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 %
2016 441 50.6 70.3 79.9 34.6 63.5 43.6 66.1 51.9 24.9 5.5 75
2017 2173 51 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
3155 50.5 69.7 80 26.6 65.1 42.4 61 48.4 23.2 7.9 76.9
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
2016 50 44 66
2017 39 57 36 24 53 26 49 62 69 26 31 33 39 56 44 45
2021 45 63 64
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24 2 2.3 0 4 1 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 4 2 2
! 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 92.8 0.3 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 77.7 0.2 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 85.7 -0.3 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.2 -1.5 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 21.4 -4 undefined undefined
Barrel % 7.1 -1.1 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 29.8 1.1 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29.4 2.2 undefined undefined
xBA .219 0.019 undefined undefined
BA .185 0.082 undefined undefined
xwOBA .264 0.054 undefined undefined
wOBA .232 0.12 undefined undefined
xSLG .365 0.057 undefined undefined
SLG .324 0.17 undefined undefined
K% 20.5 -1.9 undefined undefined
BB% 3.6 5.8 undefined undefined
Swing % 51.9 -4.4 undefined undefined
Whiff% 24.9 -3 undefined undefined
In Zone % 50.6 0.4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 49.4 -0.4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 34.6 -9.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 32.1 -2.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 -6.5 undefined undefined
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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

Pitch Distribution