Joel Kuhnel
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 280LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 11, #318, Cincinnati Reds | Texas-Arlington

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 3 6.36 53 0 1 58.0 56 1.40
3 Seasons 4 3 6.11 67 0 1 70.2 68 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 53 2-3 6.36 58.0 56 1.40
3 Seasons 67 4-3 6.11 70.2 68 1.39

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
2019 24 166 28 1 3.6 2.4 88.2 101.8 13.9 32.1 .197 .308 .282 .270 .282 32.1 21.4 11.9 4.66 3.16
2020 25 57 10 2 20.0 15.4 88.3 110.6 16.2 50.0 .200 .650 .440 .343 .447 20.0 23.1 0.0 6.00 5.10
2022 27 934 180 13 7.2 5.1 90.1 109.4 7.6 32.2 .238 .392 .347 .302 .358 39.5 22.0 5.5 6.36 3.78
Player 1157 218 16 7.3 5.2 89.8 110.6 8.8 33.0 .230 .393 .342 .299 .352 37.7 21.9 6.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kuhnel relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(30%) ,
Sinker
(29.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(24.8%) ,
Changeup
(15.4%) ,


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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 53.6 21.4 14.3 10.7 42.9 28.6 28.6 0.0 46.4 28.6 17.9 3.6 3.6 2.4
2020 30.0 70.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 30.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 15.4
2022 54.4 23.3 18.3 3.9 35.6 38.3 26.1 2.2 41.1 19.4 22.2 5.6 7.2 5.1
Player 53.2 25.2 17.0 4.6 35.8 37.2 27.1 1.8 41.3 22.0 20.6 5.0 7.3 5.2
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 Slider CIN R 269 86.8 35.4 1.6 5 4.4 -0.7 -13
2022 Changeup CIN R 140 90.2 28.6 1.7 6 11.6 -2.9 -20
2022 4-Seamer CIN R 224 96.2 17.1 -3.9 -30 7.0 -0.2 -2
2022 Sinker CIN R 267 96.1 21.4 2.6 14 15.9 1.3 9
2020 Sinker CIN R 11 95.3 21.1 2.3 12 15.1 1.4 10
2020 Slider CIN R 20 86.6 33.2 -1.5 -4 3.3 -1.0 -24
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 22 95.4 16.5 -3.0 -22 7.9 0.8 12
2020 Changeup CIN R 4 89.9 32.2 6.1 23 11.9 -0.8 -7
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 62 96.2 14.2 -0.8 -6 8.0 1.0 14
2019 Changeup CIN R 8 89.3 28.8 2.1 8 9.7 -4.0 -29
2019 Slider CIN R 54 86.1 35.7 1.4 4 3.4 -0.4 -10
2019 Sinker CIN R 42 95.6 18.6 -0.6 -3 14.3 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 Slider 2.1 6 278 29.8 66 .328 .557 .379 34.8 30.3 20.6 .227 .383 .279 34.9
2022 Sinker 2.9 8 275 29.4 83 .352 .493 .407 15.0 10.8 15.5 .250 .332 .312 41.3
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 230 24.6 65 .250 .417 .314 28.6 21.5 18.9 .267 .459 .329 41.7
2022 Changeup 0.2 0 143 15.3 37 .200 .371 .249 25.4 35.1 25.0 .179 .413 .271 39.1
2020 4-Seamer 2.1 0 22 38.6 8 .375 1.125 .613 16.7 0.0 0.0 .298 1.028 .532 25.0
2020 Slider -1.2 0 20 35.1 4 .250 .250 .225 25.0 75.0 75.0 .025 .029 .025 0.0
2020 Sinker 0.7 0 11 19.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .115 .116 .108 0.0
2020 Changeup 2.7 0 4 7.0 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 0 62 37.3 23 .211 .421 .341 33.3 26.1 28.6 .160 .303 .280 15.4
2019 Slider -2.4 -1 54 32.5 9 .125 .125 .178 37.0 22.2 20.0 .237 .285 .277 66.7
2019 Sinker 4.9 2 42 25.3 10 .300 .300 .360 10.5 10.0 9.1 .234 .337 .245 33.3
2019 Changeup -2.1 0 8 4.8 -- -- -- 25.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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 21 95.5 78 15.3 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 17 86.6 20 4.9 10:00 9:45 15
2022 Changeup 128 90.2 88 12.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 223 96.2 77 13.9 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 261 96.1 84 18.3 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 265 86.8 24 5.2 10:00 8:45 75
! 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
2019 42 166 1 -1 0 1 1
2022 251 926 -1 5 5 4 13
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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 166 41.6 75.4 82.7 35.1 50.0 38.6 69.0 51.8 29.1 6.0 70.0
2020 57 47.4 55.6 93.3 13.3 50.0 35.1 69.2 33.3 15.8 5.3 100.0
2022 934 49.7 68.5 81.6 30.9 59.0 45.2 59.1 49.7 25.2 8.0 79.7
Player 1,157 48.4 68.7 82.2 30.7 57.1 43.8 60.8 49.2 25.5 7.6 79.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! 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
2019 88 48 95
2022 53 50 41 36 64 62 50 12 32 44 86 48 65 87 47 95
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.3 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0.0
2020 23.4 2 1.6 0 0 2 0 0.0
2022 24.1 8 7.2 1 4 7 2 25.0
Player 23.7 11 9.3 2 4 10 2 18.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1
2020 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2
2022 8 9 10 8 8 9 7 7 7 7 8 4 6 4 5 8 9 8 6 7 9 6 6 8 7 7 8 6 8 4 9
Player 11 12 10 11 10 12 7 10 9 9 10 7 7 4 6 11 9 11 8 9 12 8 8 10 10 10 11 8 9 7 12
! 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 96 95.4 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 89.3 89.9 0.6
Breaking Velocity 86.1 86.6 0.5
Exit Velocity 88.2 88.3 0.1
Launch Angle 13.9 16.2 2.3
Barrel % 3.6 20 16.4
Hard Hit % 32.1 20 -12.1
Sweet Spot % 32.1 50 17.9
xBA .197 .2 0.003
BA .216 .308 0.092
xwOBA .27 .343 0.073
wOBA .282 .44 0.158
xSLG .308 .65 0.342
SLG .324 .769 0.445
K% 21.4 23.1 1.7
BB% 11.9 0 -11.9
Swing % 51.8 33.3 -18.5
Whiff% 29.1 15.8 -13.3
In Zone % 41.6 47.4 5.8
Out of Zone % 58.4 52.6 -5.8
Out of Zone Swing % 35.1 13.3 -21.8
First Pitch Swing % 47.6 15.4 -32.2
First Pitch Strike % 69 69.2 0.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 42 .282 25 2 8.0 17 8 47.1
2020 13 .440 5 0 0.0 8 6 75.0
2022 251 .351 155 16 10.3 96 50 52.1

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 45 18.0 17.8% 2.2% 27 20.1 0.0% 7.4%
2020 36 17.8 16.7% 0.0% 0 -- -- --
2022 244 16.9 24.2% 2.5% 181 18.8 8.8% 6.1%
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Pitch Distribution