John King
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 10, #314, Texas Rangers | Houston
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 5 3.52 27 0 0 46 40 1.15
2022 1 4 4.03 39 0 0 51.1 30 1.46
2023 2 1 3.62 35 0 0 37.1 20 1.47
4 Seasons 11 10 3.91 107 0 0 145 99 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 27 7-5 3.52 46 40 1.15
2022 39 1-4 4.03 51.1 30 1.46
2023 35 2-1 3.62 37.1 20 1.47
4 Seasons 107 11-10 3.91 145 99 1.38
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2020 25 186 36 1 2.8 2.0 88.9 107.5 4.6 19.4 .222 .369 .365 .307 .317 44.4 17.6 7.8 6.10 3.98
2021 26 696 137 5 3.6 2.6 88.5 113.3 -0.9 30.7 .231 .339 .276 .282 .318 39.4 20.7 6.2 3.52 3.32
2022 27 749 177 11 6.2 5.0 90.7 113.5 0.2 24.9 .278 .404 .326 .317 .346 44.6 13.5 6.3 4.03 4.20
2023 28 527 127 7 5.5 4.5 87.8 116.9 -3.0 22.8 .286 .407 .327 .324 .346 37.0 12.7 6.4 3.62 4.45
Player 2158 477 24 5.0 3.9 89.2 116.9 -0.6 25.6 .261 .382 .314 .307 .336 41.1 15.9 6.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

King relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(54.3%) ,
Changeup
(37.2%) ,
Slider
(8.2%) ,
Four Seamer
(0.4%) ,


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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
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 2.0
2021 59.1 12.4 24.8 3.6 35.0 35.8 29.2 5.1 48.9 11.7 25.5 5.1 3.6 2.6
2022 64.4 13.6 20.3 1.7 35.0 45.2 19.8 2.8 47.5 11.9 26.6 3.4 6.2 5.0
2023 66.9 12.6 19.7 0.8 43.3 33.9 22.8 6.3 48.0 8.7 29.9 1.6 5.5 4.5
Player 62.9 13.6 21.2 2.3 37.9 38.8 23.3 4.4 48.4 11.5 26.2 3.8 5.0 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Slider STL L 43 85.1 38.7 2.3 6 0.8 -4.6 -85
2023 Sinker STL L 286 93.7 29.1 5.4 23 15.7 0.4 3
2023 Changeup STL L 196 84.1 38.1 4.2 13 16.0 1.7 12
2023 4-Seam Fastball STL L 2 93.7 21.9 -6.3 -40 6.4 -1.1 -15
2022 Changeup TEX L 185 80.7 42.0 5.2 14 15.7 1.2 8
2022 Sweeper TEX L 76 77.5 52.4 8.1 18 16.7 0.4 3
2022 Sinker TEX L 392 92.4 31.4 7.0 29 15.6 0.3 2
2022 Cutter TEX L 56 86.9 32.3 -4.5 -16 0.3 -1.8 -86
2022 Slider TEX L 40 82.3 46.2 6.8 17 5.6 -2.1 -28
2021 Sweeper TEX L 39 78.9 49.0 5.3 12 12.0 -3.8 -24
2021 Slider TEX L 56 79.9 47.5 5.0 12 3.9 -4.6 -54
2021 Changeup TEX L 131 78.4 37.8 0.6 2 13.6 -0.3 -2
2021 Cutter TEX L 69 87.3 28.0 0.2 1 1.3 -3.7 -155
2021 Sinker TEX L 401 92.2 30.5 6.9 29 15.6 0.7 5
2020 Sinker TEX L 111 93.0 29.8 7.6 34 16.2 1.3 8
2020 4-Seam Fastball TEX L 7 93.8 20.9 -5.5 -36 15.9 8.4 112
2020 Slider TEX L 34 82.0 45.6 5.4 13 3.1 -3.2 -51
2020 Changeup TEX L 32 78.4 37.1 1.1 3 13.9 0.4 3
2020 Sweeper TEX L 2 77.4 55.8 10.7 24 5.9 -9.8 -63
! 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 %
2023 Sinker 1.0 3 286 54.3 88 .316 .405 .352 13.8 9.1 14.5 .307 .427 .352 38.9
2023 Changeup -1.1 -2 196 37.2 54 .308 .404 .313 29.7 13.0 15.6 .243 .383 .277 34.8
2023 Slider -0.6 0 43 8.2 15 .286 .286 .287 31.8 33.3 27.8 .330 .380 .336 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Sinker -0.6 -2 392 52.3 122 .327 .407 .372 12.5 10.7 18.3 .294 .406 .332 53.9
2022 Changeup 0.6 1 185 24.7 53 .196 .235 .209 31.0 17.0 14.3 .241 .293 .252 19.0
2022 Sweeper -0.9 -1 76 10.1 15 .286 .500 .360 21.2 20.0 13.6 .279 .633 .406 63.6
2022 Cutter -5.7 -3 56 7.5 20 .389 .833 .575 29.7 20.0 44.4 .246 .498 .355 42.9
2022 Slider 0.8 0 40 5.3 9 .333 .444 .339 5.9 11.1 7.1 .366 .458 .358 37.5
2021 Sinker -0.9 -4 401 57.6 111 .296 .418 .394 19.2 14.4 18.6 .234 .347 .300 49.4
2021 Changeup 5.0 7 131 18.8 45 .070 .140 .116 30.2 31.1 26.4 .201 .323 .245 17.2
2021 Cutter 0.9 1 69 9.9 16 .267 .267 .269 28.6 18.8 21.4 .295 .364 .313 25.0
2021 Slider -1.3 -1 56 8.0 17 .176 .235 .179 46.2 35.3 25.0 .226 .304 .227 27.3
2021 Sweeper -5.7 -2 39 5.6 3 .667 1.000 .717 41.7 33.3 6.7 .302 .390 .290 100.0
2020 Sinker 0.7 1 111 59.7 28 .304 .478 .402 8.7 7.1 11.1 .228 .422 .354 57.1
2020 Slider 3.9 1 34 18.3 11 .100 .100 .145 29.4 27.3 15.8 .206 .275 .250 14.3
2020 Changeup -11.7 -4 32 17.2 11 .455 .818 .623 35.3 27.3 20.0 .244 .379 .268 37.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball -2.7 0 7 3.8 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Sweeper -7.6 0 2 1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 195 84.1 94 16.9 9:30 9:00 30
2023 Sinker 275 93.7 83 16.5 10:15 9:00 75
2023 Slider 42 85.1 17 3.5 5:15 5:45 -30
2022 Changeup 174 80.6 92 16.8 9:30 8:45 45
2022 Cutter 56 86.9 19 3.5 11:00 12:30 -90
2022 Sinker 348 92.3 81 16.4 10:00 9:00 60
2022 Slider 39 82.2 39 10.0 4:30 4:45 -15
2022 Sweeper 75 77.5 61 19.8 4:30 4:00 30
2021 Changeup 129 78.4 95 15.3 9:30 9:45 -15
2021 Cutter 69 87.3 53 7.3 10:45 11:45 -60
2021 Sinker 370 92.2 83 16.5 10:00 9:00 60
2021 Slider 55 79.9 34 8.2 4:30 5:00 -30
2021 Sweeper 39 78.9 43 14.7 4:30 4:00 30
2020 Changeup 27 78.3 97 16.0 9:30 9:45 -15
2020 Sinker 97 93.0 83 17.1 10:15 9:00 75
2020 Slider 32 82.1 42 7.7 4:15 5:15 -60
! 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 2 4 -1 -4 0
2022 219 749 -4 6 -3 -3 -5
2023 157 527 3 1 -2 -2 0
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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 47.0 69.1 81.9 34.1 57.1 44.7 61.1 50.6 25.6 5.6 74.4
2022 749 49.5 69.0 84.8 30.4 67.8 43.8 60.3 49.5 19.7 6.4 79.2
2023 527 49.3 68.1 82.5 31.5 66.7 45.7 62.4 49.5 21.5 7.4 79.5
Player 2,158 48.6 68.2 83.4 31.6 63.8 44.7 61.1 49.4 22.0 6.7 75.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2020 46 8 24
2021 27 5 19
2022 34 5 32 69 24 72 70 5 9 1 75 10 59 26 14 21
2023 44 26 17
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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 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 22.7 3 2.7 0 5 3 0 0.0
2022 23.5 5 4.2 1 0 4 1 20.0
2023 20.4 2 1.7 0 2 3 0 0.0
Player 23.0 12 10.6 1 8 11 2 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2
2021 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 3 3 1 3 4 2 2 3 3 2 4 5 3 2 2 4 4 2 2 1
2022 5 4 2 5 4 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 3
2023 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 5 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 1
Player 12 11 7 13 10 10 12 10 9 7 10 11 11 7 12 14 11 10 11 14 10 12 15 12 7 9 11 15 10 10 7
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 91.5 -1.6 91.7 0.2 93.7 2.0
Offspeed Velocity 78.4 78.4 0.0 80.7 2.3 84.1 3.4
Breaking Velocity 81.8 79.5 -2.3 79.1 -0.4 85.1 6.0
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.5 -0.4 90.7 2.2 87.8 -2.9
Launch Angle 4.6 -0.9 -5.5 0.2 1.1 -3.0 -3.2
Barrel % 2.8 3.6 0.8 6.2 2.6 5.5 -0.7
Hard Hit % 44.4 39.4 -5.0 44.6 5.2 37.0 -7.6
Sweet Spot % 19.4 30.7 11.3 24.9 -5.8 22.8 -2.1
xBA .222 .232 0.009 .278 0.046 .286 0.008
BA .289 .233 -0.056 .298 0.065 .310 0.012
xwOBA .307 .282 -0.025 .317 0.035 .324 0.007
wOBA .365 .276 -0.089 .326 0.050 .327 0.001
xSLG .369 .339 -0.030 .404 0.065 .407 0.003
SLG .467 .330 -0.137 .410 0.080 .393 -0.017
K% 17.6 20.7 3.1 13.5 -7.2 12.7 -0.8
BB% 7.8 6.2 -1.6 6.3 0.1 6.4 0.1
Swing % 44.1 50.6 6.5 49.5 -1.1 49.5 0.0
Whiff% 19.5 25.6 6.1 19.7 -5.9 21.5 1.8
In Zone % 48.4 47.0 -1.4 49.5 2.5 49.3 -0.2
Out of Zone % 51.6 53.0 1.4 50.5 -2.5 50.7 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 27.1 34.1 7.0 30.4 -3.7 31.5 1.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.5 30.1 2.6 28.8 -1.3 33.1 4.3
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 61.1 0.3 60.3 -0.8 62.4 2.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 51 .365 33 2 6.1 18 13 72.2
2021 Shifts 192 .276 127 24 18.9 65 40 61.5
2022 Shifts 219 .326 157 39 24.8 62 44 71.0
2023 Shades 157 .327 104 18 17.3 53 26 49.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 52 15.3 42.3% 0.0% 38 20.6 0.0% 2.6%
2021 206 14.4 55.3% 0.5% 103 20.0 4.9% 2.9%
2022 175 16.7 21.1% 1.7% 160 20.3 1.3% 4.4%
2023 129 14.6 55.0% 0.0% 105 17.2 23.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution