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Joel Kuhnel
Trending: ↑ 14%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 280LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 11, #318, Cincinnati Reds | Texas-Arlington
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 0 6.00 3 0 0 3.0 3 1.33
2 Seasons 2 0 4.97 14 0 0 12.2 12 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 3 1-0 6.00 3.0 3 1.33
2 Seasons 14 2-0 4.97 12.2 12 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 57 10 2 20.0 88.3 16.2 50.0 .200 .653 .432 .323 .420 20.0 23.1 0.0 6.00 4.81
2019 166 28 1 3.6 88.2 13.9 32.1 .196 .303 .282 .272 .285 32.1 21.4 11.9 4.66 3.08
ALL 223 38 3 7.9 88.2 14.5 36.8 .197 .394 .317 .284 .321 28.9 21.8 9.1
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kuhnel relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(38.6%) ,
Slider
(35.1%) ,
Sinker
(19.3%) ,
Changeup
(7%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 22 4 18 38.6 95.4 8 8 3 1 0 0 2 0 8 .375 .298 1.125 1.032 .594 .497 92.2 26 2294 16.7 0.0
2020 Slider 20 11 9 35.1 86.5 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 .250 .023 .250 .026 .218 .025 65.7 -4 2323 25.0 75.0
2020 Sinker 11 7 4 19.3 95.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .123 .000 .126 .000 .127 80.0 -43 2193 0.0 0.0
2020 Changeup 4 0 4 7.0 89.8 1500
2019 4-Seam Fastball 62 30 32 37.3 96.2 23 19 4 2 1 0 1 6 13 .211 .163 .421 .302 .333 .282 85.0 25 2276 33.3 28.6
2019 Slider 54 44 10 32.5 86.1 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 2 6 .125 .231 .125 .262 .173 .272 95.1 13 2321 38.5 20.0
2019 Sinker 42 21 21 25.3 95.6 10 10 3 3 0 0 0 1 9 .300 .231 .300 .340 .261 .250 88.3 -2 2211 10.5 9.1
2019 Changeup 8 2 6 4.8 89.3 1510 25.0


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
2020 Slider CIN R 20 86.5 33.2 -1.4 -4 3.3 -1 -23
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 22 95.4 16.5 -3 -22 7.9 1 14
2020 Changeup CIN R 4 89.8 32.2 6.1 23 11.9 -0.8 -6
2020 Sinker CIN R 11 95.3 21.1 2.5 13 15.1 1.5 11
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 62 96.2 14.2 -0.8 -6 8 1 14
2019 Slider CIN R 54 86.1 35.7 1.3 4 3.4 -0.4 -10
2019 Sinker CIN R 42 95.6 18.6 -0.6 -3 14.3 0.3 2
2019 Changeup CIN R 8 89.3 28.8 1.9 7 9.7 -4.1 -30
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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 %
2020 Changeup 2.9 0 4 7.0 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.9 0 22 38.6 8 0.375 1.125 0.613 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.298 1.032 0.497 25.0
2020 Slider -1.1 0 20 35.1 4 0.250 0.250 0.225 25.0 75.0 75.0 0.023 0.026 0.025 0.0
2020 Sinker 0.8 0 11 19.3 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.123 0.126 0.127 0.0
2019 Changeup -2.1 0 8 4.8 25.0 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 0 62 37.3 23 0.211 0.421 0.341 33.3 26.1 28.6 0.163 0.302 0.284 15.4
2019 Sinker 5.1 2 42 25.3 10 0.300 0.300 0.360 10.5 10.0 9.1 0.231 0.340 0.250 33.3
2019 Slider -2.4 -1 54 32.5 9 0.125 0.125 0.178 38.5 22.2 20.0 0.231 0.262 0.273 66.7
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 42 165 1 -1 0 1 1
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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 %
2020 57 47.4 55.6 93.3 13.3 50.0 35.1 69.2 33.3 15.8 5.3 100.0
2019 166 41.6 73.9 84.3 35.1 50.0 38.6 69.0 51.2 29.4 6.0 70.0
ALL 223 43.0 68.8 86.4 29.9 50.0 37.7 69.1 46.6 26.9 5.8 76.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 30.0 40.0 30.0 0.0 20.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 30.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 20.0
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
ALL 47.4 26.3 18.4 7.9 36.8 31.6 31.6 0.0 42.1 34.2 13.2 2.6 7.9
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 13 .432 5 0 0.0 8 6 75.0
2019 42 .282 25 2 8.0 17 8 47.1

Pitch Distribution