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

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 10, #314, Texas Rangers | Houston
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 4.36 30 0 0 33.0 23 1.58
3 Seasons 9 8 4.13 63 0 0 89.1 72 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 30 1-3 4.36 33.0 23 1.58
3 Seasons 63 9-8 4.13 89.1 72 1.37

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 88.9 107.5 4.6 19.4 .222 .370 .365 .308 .318 44.4 17.6 7.8 6.10 4.01
2021 26 696 137 5 3.6 2.6 88.5 113.3 -0.9 30.7 .232 .340 .276 .282 .319 39.4 20.7 6.2 3.52 3.32
2022 27 532 113 8 7.1 5.3 91.2 113.5 2.4 23.0 .259 .401 .334 .314 .342 44.2 15.3 8.7 4.36 4.09
Player 1414 286 14 4.9 3.6 89.6 113.5 1.1 26.2 .241 .367 .310 .297 .328 42.0 18.3 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

King relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(49.6%) ,
Changeup
(22%) ,
Slider
(16.9%) ,
Cutter
(11.5%) ,


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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 63.7 17.7 16.8 1.8 35.4 39.8 24.8 4.4 45.1 15.0 23.9 2.7 7.1 5.3
Player 60.5 15.7 20.6 3.1 36.4 37.4 26.2 4.5 47.9 14.0 23.4 4.5 4.9 3.6
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 Sinker TEX L 264 92.4 32.3 7.9 32 15.3 -0.1 0
2022 Slider TEX L 90 78.1 51.9 8.3 19 15.4 2.4 19
2022 Cutter TEX L 61 86.7 32.8 -4.1 -14 0.5 -2.0 -80
2022 Changeup TEX L 117 80.3 42.7 5.2 14 15.5 1.0 7
2021 Slider TEX L 95 79.5 48.1 5.1 12 7.2 -3.2 -30
2021 Cutter TEX L 69 87.3 28.0 0.4 2 1.3 -3.8 -153
2021 Sinker TEX L 401 92.2 30.5 7.0 30 15.6 0.7 5
2021 Changeup TEX L 131 78.4 37.8 0.6 2 13.6 -0.3 -2
2020 4-Seamer TEX L 7 93.8 20.9 -5.5 -36 15.9 8.4 113
2020 Changeup TEX L 32 78.4 37.1 1.1 3 13.9 0.4 3
2020 Sinker TEX L 111 93.0 29.8 7.6 34 16.2 1.3 9
2020 Curveball TEX L 2 77.4 55.8 -0.7 -1 5.9 -3.1 -34
2020 Slider TEX L 34 82.0 45.6 5.4 13 3.1 -4.2 -58
! 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 Sinker -0.6 -2 264 49.6 80 .296 .366 .353 14.6 11.3 18.4 .272 .389 .330 51.6
2022 Changeup -0.6 -1 117 22.0 28 .222 .222 .218 37.5 25.0 15.2 .218 .249 .224 15.0
2022 Slider 0.5 0 90 16.9 17 .250 .438 .318 21.1 17.6 10.0 .258 .575 .372 53.8
2022 Cutter 4.7 3 61 11.5 22 .400 .850 .580 28.2 18.2 40.0 .267 .509 .365 43.8
2021 Sinker 0.9 4 401 57.6 111 .296 .418 .394 19.2 14.4 18.6 .235 .348 .301 49.4
2021 Changeup -5.0 -6 131 18.8 45 .070 .140 .116 30.2 31.1 26.4 .201 .323 .246 17.2
2021 Slider 3.1 3 95 13.6 20 .250 .350 .260 44.7 35.0 17.9 .238 .317 .237 38.5
2021 Cutter -0.9 -1 69 9.9 16 .267 .267 .269 28.6 18.8 21.4 .295 .364 .313 25.0
2020 Sinker -0.7 -1 111 59.7 28 .304 .478 .402 8.7 7.1 11.1 .229 .423 .355 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-Seamer 2.7 0 7 3.8 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Curveball 7.6 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 16.0 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
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 94 79.5 38 10.9 4:30 4:30 0
2022 Changeup 115 80.3 90 16.8 9:30 8:45 45
2022 Cutter 61 86.7 19 3.5 11:15 12:45 -90
2022 Sinker 229 92.4 79 16.1 10:00 8:45 75
2022 Slider 88 78.1 60 18.9 4:30 4:00 30
! 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 -5 2 4 0
2022 147 532 1 -5 2 3 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 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 34.0 57.6 44.8 61.1 50.6 25.6 5.6 74.4
2022 532 47.7 68.5 83.9 29.5 61.0 42.5 59.9 48.1 22.7 6.4 73.5
Player 1,414 47.5 68.0 82.9 31.4 60.1 44.0 60.6 48.8 23.8 6.4 71.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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 54 7 23
2021 25 5 20
2022 41 24 39 54 29 69 55 3 10 8 37 29 55 21 23 20
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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 2.2 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 22.7 3 2.7 0 2 5 0 0.0
2022 23.4 4 3.5 1 0 3 1 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 3 2 2 2 0 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 3
2021 3 3 4 1 2 5 2 4 3 1 4 2 1 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 5 2 2 3 2 4 4 1 3 2 4
2022 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 4 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, 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 93.1 91.5 -1.6 91.3 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 78.4 78.4 0 80.3 1.9
Breaking Velocity 81.8 79.5 -2.3 78.1 -1.4
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.5 -0.4 91.2 2.7
Launch Angle 4.6 -.9 -5.5 2.4 3.3
Barrel % 2.8 3.6 0.8 7.1 3.5
Hard Hit % 44.4 39.4 -5 44.2 4.8
Sweet Spot % 19.4 30.7 11.3 23 -7.7
xBA .222 .232 0.01 .259 0.027
BA .289 .233 -0.056 .291 0.058
xwOBA .308 .282 -0.026 .314 0.032
wOBA .365 .276 -0.089 .334 0.058
xSLG .37 .34 -0.03 .401 0.061
SLG .467 .33 -0.137 .418 0.088
K% 17.6 20.7 3.1 15.3 -5.4
BB% 7.8 6.2 -1.6 8.7 2.5
Swing % 44.1 50.6 6.5 48.1 -2.5
Whiff% 19.5 25.6 6.1 22.7 -2.9
In Zone % 48.4 47.1 -1.3 47.7 0.6
Out of Zone % 51.6 52.9 1.3 52.3 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 27.1 34 6.9 29.5 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 27.5 30.1 2.6 28.6 -1.5
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 61.1 0.3 59.9 -1.2
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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
2022 147 .334 106 28 26.4 41 29 70.7

Pitch Tempo