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John King
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 10, #314, Texas Rangers | Houston
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 5 3.52 27 0 0 46.0 40 1.15
2 Seasons 8 5 3.99 33 0 0 56.1 49 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 27 7-5 3.52 46.0 40 1.15
2 Seasons 33 8-5 3.99 56.1 49 1.24

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
2020 26 186 36 1 2.8 88.9 107.5 4.6 19.4 .222 .370 .365 .308 .318 44.4 17.6 7.8 6.10 4.04
2021 27 696 137 5 3.6 88.5 113.3 -0.9 30.7 .229 .334 .276 .280 .317 39.4 20.7 6.2 3.52 3.34
882 173 6 3.5 88.6 113.3 0.2 28.3 .227 .341 .295 .286 .317 40.5 20.1 6.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

King relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(57.6%) ,
Changeup
(18.8%) ,
Slider
(13.8%) ,
Cutter
(9.8%) ,


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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 Sinker 401 266 135 57.6 92.2 111 98 29 22 4 1 2 16 83 .296 .232 .418 .343 .348 .299 90.5 -10 1958 6.0 19.2 18.6
2021 Changeup 131 111 20 18.8 78.4 45 43 3 2 0 0 1 14 29 .070 .195 .140 .312 .115 .241 78.8 11 1549 5.9 30.2 26.4
2021 Slider 96 30 66 13.8 79.6 20 20 5 3 2 0 0 7 13 .250 .239 .350 .317 .256 .240 89.7 8 2454 6.0 44.7 17.9
2021 Cutter 68 46 22 9.8 87.3 16 15 4 4 0 0 0 3 12 .267 .292 .267 .363 .265 .316 89.8 11 2102 6.0 28.6 21.4
2020 Sinker 111 72 39 59.7 93.0 28 23 7 5 1 0 1 2 21 .304 .229 .478 .423 .398 .356 92.4 -4 2005 6.0 8.7 11.1
2020 Slider 34 19 15 18.3 82.0 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 7 .100 .206 .100 .275 .146 .253 81.5 21 2502 6.0 29.4 15.8
2020 Changeup 32 30 2 17.2 78.4 11 11 5 3 1 0 1 3 8 .455 .244 .818 .379 .533 .268 86.0 13 1574 5.9 35.3 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 7 6 1 3.8 93.8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2094 6.1 50.0 50.0
2020 Curveball 2 1 1 1.1 77.4 2434 5.9


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 55.6 22.2 16.7 5.6 44.4 36.1 19.4 2.8 52.8 19.4 13.9 8.3 2.8
2021 59.1 12.4 24.8 3.6 35 35.8 29.2 5.1 48.9 11.7 25.5 5.1 3.6
58.4 14.5 23.1 4 37 35.8 27.2 4.6 49.7 13.3 23.1 5.8 3.5
45.1 22.4 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 L 131 78.4 37.8 0.6 2 13.6 -0.1 -1
2021 Sinker TEX L 398 92.2 30.5 7 30 15.7 0.8 5
2021 Cutter TEX L 68 87.3 27.9 0.4 2 1.4 -3.8 -159
2021 Slider TEX L 95 79.5 48 4.9 11 7.3 -3 -29
2020 Slider TEX L 34 82 45.6 5.4 13 3.1 -4.2 -57
2020 Changeup TEX L 29 78.4 37.2 1.3 4 13.9 0.5 4
2020 Sinker TEX L 111 93 29.8 7.7 35 16.2 1.4 9
2020 Curveball TEX L 2 77.4 55.8 -0.7 -1 5.9 -3 -34
2020 4-Seamer TEX L 7 93.8 20.9 -5.5 -36 15.9 8.4 113
! 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 -0.8 -1 68 9.8 16 .267 .267 .269 28.6 18.8 21.4 .292 .363 .315 25
2021 Slider 3 3 96 13.8 20 .25 .35 .26 44.7 35 17.9 .239 .317 .24 38.5
2021 Changeup -4.9 -6 131 18.8 45 .07 .14 .116 30.2 31.1 26.4 .195 .312 .241 17.2
2021 Sinker 0.3 1 401 57.6 111 .296 .418 .377 19.2 14.4 18.6 .232 .343 .299 49.4
2020 4-Seamer 2.7 0 7 3.8 1 0 0 0 50 100 50 0
2020 Changeup 11.8 4 32 17.2 11 .455 .818 .623 35.3 27.3 20 .244 .379 .268 37.5
2020 Slider -3.9 -1 34 18.3 11 .1 .1 .145 29.4 27.3 15.8 .206 .275 .25 14.3
2020 Sinker -0.5 -1 111 59.7 28 .304 .478 .402 8.7 7.1 11.1 .229 .423 .355 57.1
2020 Curveball 7.8 0 2 1.1
! 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 Changeup 27 78.3 97 16 9:30 9:45 -15
2020 Sinker 97 93 83 17.1 10:15 9:00 75
2020 Slider 32 82.1 42 7.7 4:15 5:15 -60
2021 Changeup 129 78.4 95 15.3 9:30 9:45 -15
2021 Cutter 68 87.3 53 7.4 10:45 11:45 -60
2021 Sinker 370 92.2 83 16.5 10:00 9:00 60
2021 Slider 95 79.5 38 10.9 4:30 4:30 0
! 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
2020 51 186 0 0 2 1 2
2021 192 696 -3 -6 2 4 -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 %
2020 186 48.4 62.2 85.7 27.1 69.2 45.2 60.8 44.1 19.5 9.7 61.1
2021 696 47.1 69.2 81.5 34 57.6 44.8 61.1 50.6 25.6 5.6 74.4
882 47.4 67.7 82.3 32.5 59.6 44.9 61.1 49.2 24.4 6.5 70.2
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
2020
2021 79 59 82 90 72 96 96 56 43 29 79 45 79 23 6
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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 25.1 2 2 0 1 0 2 100
2021 22.7 3 3.3 0 4 4 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 3 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 3 4 5 2 3 4 2 5 4 2 5 4 1 2 3 4 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 5 4 4 5 2 5 2 4
! 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 93.1 91.5 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 78.4 78.4 0
Breaking Velocity 81.8 79.6 -2.2
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.5 -0.4
Launch Angle 4.6 -.9 -5.5
Barrel % 2.8 3.6 0.8
Hard Hit % 44.4 39.4 -5
Sweet Spot % 19.4 30.7 11.3
xBA .222 .229 0.007
BA .289 .233 -0.056
xwOBA .308 .28 -0.028
wOBA .365 .276 -0.089
xSLG .37 .334 -0.036
SLG .467 .33 -0.137
K% 17.6 20.7 3.1
BB% 7.8 6.2 -1.6
Swing % 44.1 50.6 6.5
Whiff% 19.5 25.6 6.1
In Zone % 48.4 47.1 -1.3
Out of Zone % 51.6 52.9 1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 27.1 34 6.9
First Pitch Swing % 27.5 30.1 2.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 61.1 0.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 51 .365 33 0 0.0 18 8 44.4
2021 192 .276 127 8 6.3 65 37 56.9

Pitch Distribution