Keegan Akin
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 0" 240LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 2, #54, Baltimore Orioles | Western Michigan
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 10 6.63 24 17 0 95 82 1.58
2022 3 3 3.20 45 1 2 81.2 77 1.09
2023 2 2 6.85 24 1 0 23.2 27 1.77
4 Seasons 8 17 5.18 101 25 2 226 221 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 2-10 6.63 95 82 1.58
2022 45 3-3 3.20 81.2 77 1.09
2023 24 2-2 6.85 23.2 27 1.77
4 Seasons 101 8-17 5.18 226 221 1.41
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 25 500 70 6 8.6 5.2 91.4 109.7 17.9 38.6 .246 .413 .325 .322 .423 50.0 30.2 8.6 4.56 4.42
2021 26 1768 303 29 9.6 6.8 89.8 114.4 17.8 33.7 .264 .470 .361 .349 .397 42.9 19.2 9.4 6.63 5.30
2022 27 1235 230 15 6.5 4.6 87.8 113.9 7.9 35.7 .242 .380 .284 .295 .359 37.4 23.4 6.1 3.20 3.59
2023 28 452 78 9 11.5 8.0 90.7 109.2 14.1 42.3 .281 .473 .365 .334 .427 48.7 24.1 6.3 6.84 4.77
Player 3955 681 59 8.7 6.0 89.4 114.4 14.0 35.8 .256 .433 .331 .326 .390 42.4 22.5 7.8
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

Akin relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(60.0%) ,
Slider
(25.0%) ,
Changeup
(14.8%) ,
Curveball
(0.2%) ,


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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 34.3 24.3 35.7 5.7 38.6 25.7 35.7 4.3 20.0 30.0 25.7 11.4 8.6 5.2
2021 37.3 33.0 22.1 7.6 37.0 33.0 30.0 3.0 27.1 29.7 22.8 7.3 9.6 6.8
2022 50.0 21.7 25.2 3.0 36.1 41.3 22.6 5.2 36.1 21.7 22.6 7.4 6.5 4.6
2023 35.9 26.9 29.5 7.7 34.6 29.5 35.9 2.6 23.1 24.4 28.2 9.0 11.5 8.0
Player 41.1 27.6 25.4 5.9 36.6 34.7 28.8 3.8 28.9 26.4 23.6 7.9 8.7 6.0
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 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 271 93.6 14.3 0.9 6 12.2 4.8 64
2023 Curveball BAL L 1 71.9 62.1 -3.1 -5 13.3 -1.2 -9
2023 Slider BAL L 113 86.1 34.2 -1.1 -3 3.9 -0.9 -19
2023 Changeup BAL L 67 85.4 30.0 -1.3 -4 16.8 2.5 18
2022 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 642 93.5 13.6 1.3 9 10.7 3.7 52
2022 Changeup BAL L 224 84.1 30.0 -1.6 -5 16.0 2.1 15
2022 Curveball BAL L 5 75.1 61.9 1.0 2 10.4 -0.4 -3
2022 Slider BAL L 364 85.3 36.2 0.2 0 5.1 0.2 3
2021 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 1,011 92.0 14.4 1.5 9 10.7 3.4 46
2021 Curveball BAL L 66 76.4 51.2 -6.1 -11 6.2 -3.7 -37
2021 Changeup BAL L 344 81.9 32.6 -0.6 -2 15.3 1.4 10
2021 Slider BAL L 347 84.1 35.5 -1.6 -4 4.5 -1.2 -21
2020 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 310 91.9 14.5 1.7 11 11.1 3.8 53
2020 Changeup BAL L 87 81.3 33.1 -1.1 -3 15.8 2.0 15
2020 Slider BAL L 51 80.7 44.3 2.7 7 6.0 -1.4 -19
2020 Curveball BAL L 52 77.2 54.9 -0.2 0 8.7 -1.0 -10
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 2 271 60.0 57 .273 .382 .331 23.1 35.1 22.0 .243 .442 .303 54.3
2023 Slider -1.7 -2 113 25.0 32 .344 .563 .400 31.1 12.5 10.3 .320 .534 .362 39.3
2023 Changeup -7.5 -5 67 14.8 21 .529 .706 .579 18.8 14.3 13.0 .334 .467 .377 53.3
2023 Curveball -3.6 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 6 642 52.0 158 .238 .406 .308 27.0 29.1 25.3 .245 .386 .308 43.4
2022 Slider 0.3 1 364 29.5 102 .196 .268 .249 22.6 20.6 16.3 .233 .315 .254 35.1
2022 Changeup -2.3 -5 224 18.1 69 .250 .469 .346 28.2 14.5 16.7 .249 .464 .335 29.6
2022 Curveball -1.6 0 5 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 7 1,011 57.2 231 .250 .451 .331 20.0 22.1 14.2 .253 .487 .353 43.9
2021 Slider -3.5 -12 347 19.6 79 .347 .611 .430 21.9 16.5 11.5 .306 .495 .371 48.3
2021 Changeup -2.6 -9 344 19.5 100 .333 .494 .405 29.1 16.0 17.6 .248 .425 .334 38.9
2021 Curveball -4.0 -3 66 3.7 16 .313 .438 .325 7.7 12.5 7.7 .307 .382 .299 28.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.1 4 310 62.0 74 .231 .369 .305 28.0 32.4 24.0 .243 .446 .334 55.8
2020 Changeup -2.6 -2 87 17.4 23 .333 .667 .483 36.0 26.1 30.0 .231 .365 .290 40.0
2020 Curveball -0.9 0 52 10.4 10 .200 .200 .270 27.3 40.0 17.4 .196 .264 .198 50.0
2020 Slider -6.9 -4 51 10.2 9 .429 .571 .494 7.7 11.1 4.8 .386 .461 .442 33.3
! 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 64 85.3 99 18.8 9:45 9:45 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 253 93.5 97 20.9 10:45 10:45 0
2023 Slider 110 86.1 29 5.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Changeup 223 84.2 99 18.5 10:00 9:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 642 93.5 97 20.6 10:45 11:00 -15
2022 Slider 361 85.3 31 6.3 1:45 3:00 -75
2021 Changeup 341 81.9 95 17.4 10:00 9:45 15
2021 Curveball 66 76.4 47 9.5 4:15 4:30 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,009 92.0 97 20.7 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Slider 345 84.1 29 5.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Changeup 86 81.3 98 17.9 10:00 9:45 15
2020 Curveball 52 77.2 58 14.7 4:30 4:45 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 308 91.9 99 20.9 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Slider 49 80.7 34 8.2 3:15 4:00 -45
! 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 116 500 0 2 -3 -2 -3
2021 426 1,768 -2 7 -16 -7 -17
2022 329 1,235 8 0 -4 -3 1
2023 110 452 1 0 -4 -1 -5
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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 500 52.6 70.7 77.4 25.3 53.3 48.2 54.3 49.2 28.5 7.4 78.4
2021 1,768 53.5 70.1 81.6 25.4 66.0 41.5 63.0 49.3 21.7 7.7 85.4
2022 1,235 56.0 69.1 78.5 32.4 60.8 45.3 63.5 53.0 25.8 10.0 74.8
2023 452 54.4 68.7 78.7 34.5 62.0 38.9 71.8 53.1 24.6 9.1 75.6
Player 3,955 54.3 69.7 79.7 28.5 62.2 43.2 63.1 50.8 24.2 8.5 79.6
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 44 43 44 44 47 46 30 5 2 81 50 63 26 28 78 62 9
2021 14 19 14 12 23 24 19 25 19 19 34 18 21 25 75 41 15
2022 61 45 50 54 69 55 66 65 55 53 78 54 80 43 58 11
2023 42 70 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 24.5 3 2.4 1 2 2 1 33.3
2021 23.5 17 17.0 0 8 8 10 58.8
2022 22.6 10 9.1 1 4 7 3 30.0
2023 22.1 2 3.9 -2 3 4 1 50.0
Player 23.1 32 32.4 0 17 21 15 46.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 2 3 2 1
2021 17 19 16 16 18 18 18 17 16 14 17 20 16 13 18 18 15 15 18 18 15 22 19 20 14 15 18 18 15 17 17
2022 10 8 6 10 10 10 10 7 8 8 8 12 9 8 10 10 9 9 8 9 8 8 11 8 8 8 12 13 8 10 9
2023 2 2 1 4 5 4 6 2 5 3 4 7 5 2 5 4 3 2 5 6 2 3 7 3 3 2 5 7 4 4 1
Player 32 32 25 34 36 35 37 28 31 26 30 41 33 26 36 34 30 29 34 36 28 35 40 34 27 26 37 40 30 33 28
! 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 91.9 92.0 0.1 93.5 1.5 93.6 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 81.3 81.9 0.6 84.1 2.2 85.4 1.3
Breaking Velocity 78.9 82.9 4.0 85.2 2.3 86.0 0.8
Exit Velocity 91.4 89.8 -1.6 87.8 -2.0 90.7 2.9
Launch Angle 17.9 17.8 -0.1 7.9 -9.9 14.1 6.2
Barrel % 8.6 9.6 1.0 6.5 -3.1 11.5 5.0
Hard Hit % 50.0 42.9 -7.1 37.4 -5.5 48.7 11.3
Sweet Spot % 38.6 33.7 -4.9 35.7 2.0 42.3 6.6
xBA .246 .264 0.018 .242 -0.022 .281 0.039
BA .262 .290 0.028 .227 -0.063 .337 0.110
xwOBA .322 .349 0.027 .295 -0.054 .334 0.039
wOBA .325 .361 0.036 .284 -0.077 .365 0.081
xSLG .413 .470 0.057 .380 -0.090 .473 0.093
SLG .427 .491 0.064 .375 -0.116 .490 0.115
K% 30.2 19.2 -11.0 23.4 4.2 24.1 0.7
BB% 8.6 9.4 0.8 6.1 -3.3 6.3 0.2
Swing % 49.2 49.3 0.1 53.0 3.7 53.1 0.1
Whiff% 28.5 21.7 -6.8 25.8 4.1 24.6 -1.2
In Zone % 52.6 53.5 0.9 56.0 2.5 54.4 -1.6
Out of Zone % 47.4 46.5 -0.9 44.0 -2.5 45.6 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 25.4 0.1 32.4 7.0 34.5 2.1
First Pitch Swing % 30.2 32.1 1.9 34.7 2.6 31.8 -2.9
First Pitch Strike % 54.3 63.0 8.7 63.5 0.5 71.8 8.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 116 .325 89 19 21.3 27 11 40.7
2021 Shifts 426 .361 314 27 8.6 112 66 58.9
2022 Shifts 329 .284 199 26 13.1 130 71 54.6
2023 Shades 108 .372 63 1 1.6 45 6 13.3
! 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 125 13.3 69.6% 0.8% 99 17.8 10.1% 3.0%
2021 496 16.1 34.7% 0.8% 284 20.7 2.5% 7.4%
2022 315 14.4 56.8% 0.3% 199 20.1 1.5% 2.0%
2023 84 12.6 89.3% 0.0% 100 16.0 34.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution