Keegan Thompson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 3, #105, Chicago Cubs | Auburn
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 3 3.38 32 6 1 53.1 55 1.48
2022 10 5 3.76 29 17 1 115 108 1.27
2023 2 2 4.71 19 0 1 28.2 26 1.36
3 Seasons 15 10 3.79 80 23 3 197 189 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 3-3 3.38 53.1 55 1.48
2022 29 10-5 3.76 115 108 1.27
2023 19 2-2 4.71 28.2 26 1.36
3 Seasons 80 15-10 3.79 197 189 1.34
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
2021 26 966 154 14 9.1 5.8 90.1 111.9 12.9 33.1 .251 .440 .326 .350 .404 44.2 22.6 12.8 3.38 5.33
2022 27 1878 325 28 8.6 5.8 89.0 111.3 13.2 36.6 .241 .413 .322 .325 .375 39.1 22.3 8.9 3.76 4.43
2023 28 477 79 4 5.1 3.2 88.9 109.1 14.5 34.2 .213 .365 .282 .319 .328 44.3 20.8 15.2 4.71 4.30
Player 3321 558 46 8.2 5.4 89.3 111.9 13.3 35.3 .240 .414 .317 .331 .377 41.2 22.2 10.9
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

Thompson relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.2%) ,
Cutter
(27.3%) ,
Curveball
(15.3%) ,
Sweeper
(9.9%) ,
Changeup
(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
2021 43.5 26.0 22.7 7.8 33.8 39.0 27.3 3.9 35.7 22.7 22.7 5.8 9.1 5.8
2022 40.9 28.3 24.6 6.2 37.8 36.3 25.8 3.4 29.8 28.6 23.1 5.2 8.6 5.8
2023 39.2 31.6 20.3 8.9 36.7 31.6 31.6 5.1 27.8 27.8 19.0 13.9 5.1 3.2
Player 41.4 28.1 23.5 7.0 36.6 36.4 27.1 3.8 31.2 26.9 22.4 6.6 8.2 5.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 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 Sweeper CHC R 46 84.1 36.6 -2.3 -6 11.3 -1.8 -14
2023 Curveball CHC R 72 81.9 54.9 4.6 9 6.9 -0.8 -11
2023 Changeup CHC R 2 89.8 28.9 -0.6 -2 11.9 -3.2 -21
2023 Cutter CHC R 130 89.3 28.0 -1.6 -6 4.7 2.4 103
2023 4-Seamer CHC R 225 93.7 13.6 1.6 11 4.3 -3.0 -42
2022 4-Seamer CHC R 848 93.6 14.0 1.1 8 4.5 -3.0 -40
2022 Sweeper CHC R 76 83.9 37.2 -1.1 -3 12.3 -0.9 -7
2022 Curveball CHC R 318 81.3 55.0 4.3 8 8.2 -0.3 -3
2022 Cutter CHC R 392 89.9 25.4 -0.1 0 5.2 3.2 161
2022 Sinker CHC R 85 92.8 18.7 -4.0 -17 12.6 -2.3 -16
2022 Changeup CHC R 89 86.1 26.6 -4.5 -14 14.6 0.3 2
2021 4-Seamer CHC R 449 93.9 15.6 -0.2 -1 6.0 -1.9 -24
2021 Sinker CHC R 10 92.3 20.1 -3.0 -13 12.8 -2.0 -14
2021 Cutter CHC R 263 89.7 28.2 -2.6 -10 4.9 3.1 171
2021 Changeup CHC R 22 86.7 25.3 -5.5 -18 15.5 1.1 8
2021 Curveball CHC R 222 82.5 52.8 3.4 7 8.0 -0.3 -4
! 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-Seamer -0.1 0 225 47.2 57 .214 .310 .346 14.0 17.5 17.5 .264 .450 .399 54.5
2023 Cutter 1.8 2 130 27.3 38 .147 .265 .236 37.5 23.7 31.0 .164 .303 .245 42.3
2023 Curveball 0.8 1 73 15.3 13 .231 .231 .208 33.3 15.4 7.1 .225 .343 .245 27.3
2023 Sweeper -3.6 -2 47 9.9 15 .231 .385 .320 34.8 26.7 17.4 .184 .305 .270 33.3
2023 Changeup 9.8 0 2 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 891 47.4 219 .261 .479 .372 19.6 21.0 18.5 .261 .505 .375 45.8
2022 Cutter 0.0 0 404 21.5 113 .267 .366 .346 24.1 15.9 16.8 .271 .368 .324 32.5
2022 Curveball -1.2 -4 329 17.5 94 .216 .443 .307 34.7 29.8 24.3 .199 .345 .265 31.7
2022 Changeup 1.2 1 89 4.7 19 .158 .158 .142 28.6 21.1 15.4 .183 .241 .185 26.7
2022 Sinker 1.3 1 86 4.6 20 .125 .125 .230 15.2 5.0 12.5 .199 .238 .294 33.3
2022 Sweeper -0.9 -1 79 4.2 20 .158 .316 .225 45.5 55.0 22.9 .169 .367 .252 75.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 4 449 46.5 103 .272 .457 .397 17.2 15.5 16.5 .277 .479 .396 43.3
2021 Cutter -2.3 -6 263 27.2 76 .231 .492 .408 26.9 22.4 21.0 .232 .457 .349 41.7
2021 Curveball 1.5 3 222 23.0 56 .170 .245 .208 37.0 39.3 23.4 .239 .384 .306 50.0
2021 Changeup 0.4 0 22 2.3 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .206 .234 .191 75.0
2021 Sinker 0.3 0 10 1.0 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .255 .310 .246 0.0
! 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 Curveball 72 81.9 71 18.2 7:15 6:45 30
2023 Cutter 130 89.3 37 7.4 11:15 10:30 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 223 93.7 79 17.6 12:30 12:30 0
2023 Sweeper 47 84.1 35 12.4 8:00 9:15 -75
2022 Changeup 89 86.1 94 18.2 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Curveball 314 81.4 74 18.4 7:15 7:00 15
2022 Cutter 391 89.9 46 9.4 11:45 10:45 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 845 93.6 85 17.4 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Sinker 84 92.8 83 18.1 12:45 1:30 -45
2022 Sweeper 74 83.9 43 13.7 8:00 9:00 -60
2021 Changeup 22 86.7 95 19.2 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Curveball 221 82.5 72 17.2 7:15 7:00 15
2021 Cutter 257 89.7 37 7.2 11:30 10:15 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 449 93.9 83 16.2 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Sinker 10 92.3 87 17.5 1:00 1:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 242 966 9 7 -9 -5 1
2022 485 1,878 3 14 -14 -8 -5
2023 124 477 1 7 -3 -4 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 %
2021 966 51.1 69.6 83.1 22.7 52.3 39.4 58.7 46.7 23.9 8.8 76.5
2022 1,878 48.5 66.4 81.8 27.2 59.7 42.6 57.3 46.2 24.5 7.5 71.4
2023 477 48.0 62.0 81.7 24.6 52.5 40.0 66.4 42.6 26.6 6.7 84.4
Player 3,321 49.2 66.7 82.2 25.5 56.8 41.3 59.0 45.8 24.6 7.7 74.7
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
2021 13 32 26 25 10 61 28 21 12 44 8 33 4 58 82 61 41
2022 25 46 28 20 29 24 27 35 39 45 34 41 24 43 83 63 42
2023 44 94 76 21
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 23.3 9 8.5 1 2 8 2 22.2
2022 23.2 16 15.1 1 10 12 5 31.3
2023 24.0 2 1.9 0 0 1 1 50.0
Player 23.3 27 25.6 1 12 21 8 29.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 9 9 7 10 10 9 9 9 6 6 7 9 8 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 6 10 9 7 7 11 8 9 8 9
2022 16 13 14 13 17 15 17 13 10 13 14 20 15 15 15 17 13 14 16 16 16 19 16 17 12 12 18 18 17 15 14
2023 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 1 2 2 2 2 1
Player 27 24 23 25 29 26 28 24 18 21 23 31 25 26 26 29 24 25 27 27 27 27 28 28 21 20 31 28 28 25 24
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 92.4 0.1 92.1 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 86.1 -0.6 89.8 3.7
Breaking Velocity 82.5 81.8 -0.7 82.7 0.9
Exit Velocity 90.1 89.0 -1.1 88.9 -0.1
Launch Angle 12.9 13.2 0.3 14.5 1.3
Barrel % 9.1 8.6 -0.5 5.1 -3.5
Hard Hit % 44.2 39.1 -5.1 44.3 5.2
Sweet Spot % 33.1 36.6 3.5 34.2 -2.4
xBA .251 .241 -0.010 .213 -0.028
BA .233 .239 0.006 .194 -0.045
xwOBA .350 .325 -0.025 .319 -0.006
wOBA .326 .322 -0.004 .282 -0.040
xSLG .440 .413 -0.027 .365 -0.048
SLG .408 .411 0.003 .291 -0.120
K% 22.6 22.3 -0.3 20.8 -1.5
BB% 12.8 8.9 -3.9 15.2 6.3
Swing % 46.7 46.2 -0.5 42.6 -3.6
Whiff% 23.9 24.5 0.6 26.6 2.1
In Zone % 51.1 48.5 -2.6 48.0 -0.5
Out of Zone % 48.9 51.5 2.6 52.0 0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 22.7 27.2 4.5 24.6 -2.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.3 29.3 2.0 32.8 3.5
First Pitch Strike % 58.7 57.3 -1.4 66.4 9.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 242 .326 125 18 14.4 117 75 64.1
2022 Shifts 484 .323 264 71 26.9 220 152 69.1
2023 Shades 124 .279 72 1 1.4 52 22 42.3
! 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 %
2021 216 16.5 31.5% 1.4% 207 24.2 0.0% 9.7%
2022 553 16.1 34.7% 1.6% 322 22.4 0.0% 5.3%
2023 130 14.7 53.1% 0.0% 93 18.8 0.0% 1.1%
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Pitch Distribution