Keone Kela
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 12, #396, Texas Rangers | Everett CC
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 2 5.06 12 0 0 10.2 13 1.31
7 Seasons 23 13 3.33 243 0 28 227.1 279 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 2-2 5.06 10.2 13 1.31
7 Seasons 243 23-13 3.33 227.1 279 1.13

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
2015 22 1031 157 5 3.2 2.1 88.0 113.1 9.3 23.6 .207 .297 .274 .255 .318 35.7 28.0 7.4 2.39 2.64
2016 23 632 85 9 10.6 6 89.8 110.8 9.1 36.5 .242 .451 .337 .346 .457 36.5 30.0 11.3 6.09 5.17
2017 24 614 82 6 7.3 4 86.2 113.7 25.3 31.7 .166 .319 .218 .259 .330 26.8 33.8 11.3 2.79 2.83
2018 25 859 127 8 6.3 3.8 88.0 112.3 16.0 37.0 .208 .349 .263 .274 .362 33.1 31.1 9.0 3.29 3.13
2019 26 504 74 5 6.8 4.2 88.8 106.9 19.1 33.8 .203 .357 .262 .280 .338 33.8 27.7 9.2 2.12 3.41
2020 27 55 6 0 0 0 97.0 104.1 28.8 0.0 .145 .165 .444 .195 .212 33.3 30.0 10.0 4.50 1.61
2021 28 203 32 4 12.5 8.3 89.5 108.6 17.7 37.5 .235 .443 .315 .311 .402 40.6 27.1 6.3 5.06 4.09
Player 3898 563 37 6.6 4 88.3 113.7 15.2 31.6 .206 .350 .275 .280 .356 33.9 29.9 9.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kela relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.2%) ,
Curveball
(46.3%) ,
Changeup
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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
2015 53.5 11.5 26.1 8.9 42.0 36.3 21.7 3.8 39.5 20.4 26.1 5.1 3.2 2.1
2016 45.9 17.6 30.6 5.9 42.4 36.5 21.2 3.5 35.3 16.5 21.2 5.9 10.6 6.0
2017 31.7 28.0 18.3 22.0 31.7 43.9 24.4 4.9 22.0 39.0 18.3 8.5 7.3 4.0
2018 37.0 22.8 28.3 11.8 28.3 45.7 26.0 3.9 29.1 28.3 24.4 7.9 6.3 3.8
2019 36.5 25.7 24.3 13.5 40.5 41.9 17.6 2.7 29.7 32.4 27.0 1.4 6.8 4.2
2020 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 33.3 16.7 0.0 0.0 50.0 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2021 43.8 34.4 15.6 6.3 40.6 43.8 15.6 3.1 25.0 28.1 31.3 0.0 12.5 8.3
Player 42.6 21.0 25.0 11.4 37.3 40.7 22.0 3.7 31.4 26.6 24.3 5.5 6.6 4.0
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 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
2021 Curveball SD R 94 81.6 49.3 -2.0 -4 0.3 -6.8 -104
2021 Changeup SD R 1 89.5 24.0 -2.7 -10 13.9 0.3 2
2021 4-Seamer SD R 108 94.7 11.3 2.1 16 6.3 0.0 0
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 27 96.2 12.9 -0.3 -2 5.2 -1.3 -20
2020 Curveball PIT R 28 83.1 46.4 -2.6 -5 0.4 -5.4 -93
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 268 96.2 11.8 1.1 9 3.8 -2.7 -41
2019 Changeup PIT R 15 90.4 20.1 -5.5 -22 10.0 -3.9 -28
2019 Curveball PIT R 221 81.8 47.3 -4.1 -8 1.7 -4.7 -73
2018 Changeup PIT R 13 91.0 19.6 -5.6 -22 9.2 -4.8 -34
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 538 96.8 11.1 1.8 14 1.9 -4.5 -70
2018 Sinker PIT R 1 95.5 16.8 -1.4 -8 12.7 -0.9 -7
2018 Curveball PIT R 307 83.1 46.2 -3.4 -7 2.2 -4.2 -66
2017 Changeup TEX R 8 89.8 18.4 -5.1 -22 10.1 -3.2 -24
2017 4-Seamer TEX R 356 96.3 11.0 0.8 6 4.0 -3.0 -43
2017 Curveball TEX R 248 82.9 45.3 -2.6 -6 1.2 -5.6 -83
2016 Sinker TEX R 18 96.6 12.4 -4.1 -25 11.6 -3.2 -21
2016 Changeup TEX R 11 90.1 20.8 -2.8 -12 12.1 -1.7 -13
2016 4-Seamer TEX R 365 96.4 12.2 -0.4 -4 5.6 -2.7 -33
2016 Curveball TEX R 220 84.6 42.9 -1.0 -2 1.7 -3.9 -69
! 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 4-Seamer 0.3 0 108 53.2 16 .375 .750 .531 12.8 18.8 25.0 .335 .633 .408 53.8
2021 Curveball 0.5 0 94 46.3 31 .179 .286 .271 29.5 29.0 21.4 .187 .350 .295 31.6
2021 Changeup -11.4 0 1 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Curveball -1.3 0 28 50.9 4 .000 .000 .175 33.3 75.0 16.7 -- -- .175 --
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 0 27 49.1 6 .500 1.000 .760 18.8 0.0 0.0 .232 .264 .212 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 268 53.2 60 .235 .490 .363 18.8 13.3 10.7 .222 .404 .325 27.9
2019 Curveball -3.1 -7 221 43.8 58 .127 .218 .175 34.3 43.1 27.2 .186 .317 .236 43.3
2019 Changeup -0.4 0 15 3.0 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 -- .180 .198 .162 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 538 62.6 119 .260 .452 .358 24.0 15.1 17.3 .295 .499 .382 39.1
2018 Curveball -2.1 -6 307 35.7 89 .118 .188 .167 41.8 53.9 35.8 .098 .164 .139 18.4
2018 Changeup 3.0 0 13 1.5 2 .500 .500 .450 40.0 0.0 0.0 .419 .468 .392 50.0
2018 Sinker 1.1 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 0 356 58.0 74 .186 .407 .340 19.9 16.2 19.4 .229 .504 .384 31.9
2017 Curveball -3.5 -9 248 40.4 74 .097 .111 .109 40.5 52.7 32.8 .116 .169 .138 21.2
2017 Changeup -3.3 0 8 1.3 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .110 .256 .157 0.0
! 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 Curveball 23 83.0 49 9.1 7:00 6:00 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 25 96.2 88 16.8 12:15 12:30 -15
2021 Curveball 94 81.6 48 10.7 7:00 6:00 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 107 94.7 91 20.0 12:15 12:45 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 254 1,071 -7 -5 1 2 -10
2016 155 649 -3 -2 5 3 3
2017 150 612 -7 -7 3 2 -9
2018 210 859 -2 -13 4 2 -8
2019 119 504 -3 -8 2 1 -8
2021 48 203 -1 -1 2 0 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 %
2015 1,031 48.0 66.1 84.1 34.7 47.3 42.6 58.4 49.8 28.8 7.0 76.4
2016 632 48.9 60.2 79.0 29.4 49.5 38.3 54.7 44.5 28.8 8.9 67.9
2017 614 50.3 61.0 79.3 23.7 50.0 44.8 57.3 42.5 28.7 7.2 65.9
2018 859 52.7 59.6 79.6 27.1 40.9 45.1 52.4 44.2 31.1 9.4 66.7
2019 504 49.0 59.5 82.3 29.2 52.0 39.7 54.6 44.0 26.6 7.3 67.6
2020 55 45.5 72.0 77.8 33.3 50.0 40.0 100.0 50.9 25.0 3.6 100.0
2021 203 56.2 54.4 83.9 24.7 54.5 44.8 56.3 41.4 22.6 7.4 73.3
Player 3,898 50.1 61.4 81.2 29.3 47.7 42.5 56.1 45.4 28.7 7.9 69.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 92 88 94 95 89 90 88 53 25 88 49 87 92 92 60 27
2016 92 54 32
2017 93 59 33
2018 85 83 78 59 83 82 51 60 69 91 37 84 85 95 59 36
2019 90 53 30
2021 74 71 49
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.1 6 4.8 1 3 3 2 33.3
2017 24.8 4 3.3 1 3 2 2 50.0
2018 23.7 5 4.9 0 3 3 3 60.0
2019 21.7 3 3.2 0 2 3 0 0.0
2020 21.6 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0.0
2021 23.2 3 2.8 0 0 1 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 5 4 5 5 7 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 3 5 8 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 3 5 5
2017 4 3 6 2 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 5 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 4
2018 5 5 6 3 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 6 3 4 4 6 4 5 5 6 5 6 5 4 5 6 5 3 3 5 8
2019 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 5 3 3 4 5 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 2 3 3 2 5
2020 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2021 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3
! 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 96.3 96.4 0.1 96.3 -0.1 96.8 0.5 96.2 -0.6 96.2 0 94.7 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 89.9 90.1 0.2 89.8 -0.3 91 1.2 90.4 -0.6 0 0 89.5 0
Breaking Velocity 84.8 84.5 -0.3 82.9 -1.6 83.1 0.2 81.8 -1.3 83.1 1.3 81.6 -1.5
Exit Velocity 88 89.8 1.8 86.2 -3.6 88 1.8 88.8 0.8 97 8.2 89.5 -7.5
Launch Angle 9.3 9.1 -0.2 25.3 16.2 16 -9.3 19.1 3.1 28.8 9.7 17.7 -11.1
Barrel % 3.2 10.6 7.4 7.3 -3.3 6.3 -1 6.8 0.5 0 -6.8 12.5 12.5
Hard Hit % 35.7 36.5 0.8 26.8 -9.7 33.1 6.3 33.8 0.7 33.3 -0.5 40.6 7.3
Sweet Spot % 23.6 36.5 12.9 31.7 -4.8 37 5.3 33.8 -3.2 0 -33.8 37.5 37.5
xBA .207 .242 0.035 .166 -0.076 .208 0.042 .203 -0.005 .145 -0.058 .235 0.09
BA .232 .236 0.004 .135 -0.101 .199 0.064 .178 -0.021 .333 0.155 .244 -0.089
xwOBA .255 .346 0.091 .259 -0.087 .274 0.015 .28 0.006 .195 -0.085 .311 0.116
wOBA .274 .337 0.063 .218 -0.119 .263 0.045 .262 -0.001 .444 0.182 .315 -0.129
xSLG .297 .451 0.154 .319 -0.132 .349 0.03 .357 0.008 .165 -0.192 .443 0.278
SLG .326 .441 0.115 .241 -0.2 .335 0.094 .346 0.011 .667 0.321 .444 -0.223
K% 28 30 2 33.8 3.8 31.1 -2.7 27.7 -3.4 30 2.3 27.1 -2.9
BB% 7.4 11.3 3.9 11.3 0 9 -2.3 9.2 0.2 10 0.8 6.3 -3.7
Swing % 49.8 44.5 -5.3 42.5 -2 44.2 1.7 44 -0.2 50.9 6.9 41.4 -9.5
Whiff% 28.8 28.8 0 28.7 -0.1 31.1 2.4 26.6 -4.5 25 -1.6 22.6 -2.4
In Zone % 48 48.9 0.9 50.3 1.4 52.7 2.4 49 -3.7 45.5 -3.5 56.2 10.7
Out of Zone % 52 51.1 -0.9 49.7 -1.4 47.3 -2.4 51 3.7 54.5 3.5 43.8 -10.7
Out of Zone Swing % 34.7 29.4 -5.3 23.7 -5.7 27.1 3.4 29.2 2.1 33.3 4.1 24.7 -8.6
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 22.7 -3.6 16.7 -6 23.3 6.6 24.4 1.1 70 45.6 12.5 -57.5
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 54.7 -3.7 57.3 2.6 52.4 -4.9 54.6 2.2 100 45.4 56.3 -43.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 145 .343 100 3 3.0 45 7 15.6
2017 150 .218 91 3 3.3 59 13 22.0
2018 210 .263 120 1 0.8 90 12 13.3
2019 119 .262 71 2 2.8 48 1 2.1
2020 10 .444 7 2 28.6 3 1 33.3
2021 48 .315 19 0 0.0 29 23 79.3

Pitch Tempo