Keone Kela
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 12, #396, Texas Rangers | Everett CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 0 2.12 32 0 1 29.2 33 1.01
2020 0 0 4.50 3 0 0 2 3 2.00
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
2019 32 2-0 2.12 29.2 33 1.01
2020 3 0-0 4.50 2 3 2.00
2021 12 2-2 5.06 10.2 13 1.31
7 Seasons 243 23-13 3.33 227.1 279 1.13
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 2.65
2016 23 632 85 9 10.6 6.0 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 4.0 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 .361 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 .337 33.8 27.7 9.2 2.12 3.41
2020 27 55 6 0 0.0 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 .442 .315 .311 .401 40.6 27.1 6.3 5.06 4.09
Player 3898 563 37 6.6 4.0 88.3 113.7 15.2 31.6 .206 .350 .275 .280 .356 33.9 29.9 9.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kela relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(53.2%) ,
Curveball
(46.3%) ,
Changeup
(0.5%) ,


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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
2015 53.5 11.5 26.1 8.9 42.0 36.3 21.0 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 21.8 3.7 31.4 26.6 24.3 5.5 6.6 4.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.1 37.1 37.5 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
2021 4-Seam Fastball SD R 108 94.7 11.3 2.1 16 6.3 0.0 0
2021 Changeup SD R 1 89.5 24.0 -2.7 -10 13.9 0.3 2
2021 Curveball SD R 94 81.6 49.3 -2.1 -4 0.3 -6.8 -104
2020 4-Seam Fastball 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 Changeup PIT R 15 90.4 20.1 -5.5 -22 10.0 -3.9 -28
2019 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 268 96.2 11.8 1.2 9 3.8 -2.7 -41
2019 Curveball PIT R 221 81.8 47.3 -4.2 -8 1.7 -4.6 -73
2018 Changeup PIT R 13 91.0 19.6 -5.5 -22 9.2 -4.8 -34
2018 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 538 96.8 11.1 1.8 14 1.9 -4.5 -70
2018 Curveball PIT R 307 83.1 46.2 -3.4 -7 2.2 -4.1 -66
2018 Sinker PIT R 1 95.5 16.8 -1.4 -8 12.7 -0.9 -7
2017 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 356 96.3 11.0 0.8 6 4.0 -3.0 -43
2017 Changeup TEX R 8 89.8 18.4 -5.1 -22 10.1 -3.3 -24
2017 Curveball TEX R 248 82.9 45.3 -2.7 -6 1.2 -5.6 -83
2016 Changeup TEX R 11 90.1 22.0 -4.4 -17 11.1 -1.5 -12
2016 Curveball TEX R 220 84.6 42.2 -4.0 -9 3.8 -4.2 -53
2016 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 365 96.4 11.0 2.8 20 4.2 -2.6 -38
2016 Sinker TEX R 18 96.6 15.5 -3.7 -19 10.1 -3.5 -26
2015 Sinker TEX R 24 95.7 19.5 -0.4 -2 8.8 -4.8 -35
2015 Changeup TEX R 103 89.9 21.2 -6.6 -24 9.0 -3.4 -27
2015 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 557 96.3 11.5 2.3 16 3.4 -3.1 -48
2015 Curveball TEX R 319 84.9 42.7 -2.7 -6 4.5 -3.5 -44
! 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-Seam Fastball -0.3 0 108 53.2 16 .375 .750 .531 12.8 18.8 25.0 .334 .632 .406 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-Seam Fastball -0.6 0 27 49.1 6 .500 1.000 .760 18.8 0.0 0.0 .232 .264 .212 33.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 1 268 53.2 60 .235 .490 .363 18.8 13.3 10.7 .221 .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-Seam Fastball 0.3 2 538 62.6 119 .260 .452 .358 24.0 15.1 17.3 .294 .498 .381 39.1
2018 Curveball 2.1 6 307 35.7 89 .118 .188 .167 41.8 53.9 35.8 .098 .163 .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-Seam Fastball 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 .115 .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.
! 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
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
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 254 1,071 6 6 -1 -2 10
2016 155 649 2 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 48.1 66.1 84.1 34.6 47.0 42.7 58.4 49.8 28.8 7.1 75.3
2016 632 48.9 60.2 79.0 29.4 49.5 38.4 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 52.9 59.5 79.6 27.2 40.9 44.9 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 55.7 54.9 83.9 24.4 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 47.6 42.5 56.1 45.4 28.7 7.9 69.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2015 92 88 94 95 89 91 88 53 24 88 49 87 92 91 60 27 72
2016 91 55 32 75
2017 92 60 33 85
2018 85 83 78 59 83 83 51 59 69 91 37 84 40 94 61 35 91
2019 89 54 30 89
2021 71 75 48 53
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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 4.9 1 3 2 3 50.0
2017 24.8 4 3.1 1 4 1 2 50.0
2018 23.7 5 5.0 0 3 3 3 60.0
2019 21.7 3 2.9 0 1 4 0 0.0
2020 21.6 1 0.8 0 0 1 0 0.0
2021 23.2 3 2.8 0 0 1 2 66.7
Player 23.3 22 19.5 3 11 12 10 45.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 5 4 5 4 4 5 6 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 7 4 5 5 5 6 4 5 7 6 5 4 7 6 5 3
2017 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 3 6 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 4 3 3 3 2 3 5 2 4 2
2018 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 3 5 6 6 4 5 5 6 5 4 5 6 4 8 5 4 4 4 5 6 6 4
2019 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 4 2 1 3 4 3 2 4 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 5 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
2021 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3
Player 22 21 17 21 20 20 21 23 16 13 18 24 18 17 21 21 20 20 17 20 21 17 25 20 19 16 18 23 20 22 15
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.3 96.4 0.1 96.3 -0.1 96.8 0.5 96.2 -0.6 96.2 0.0 94.7 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 89.9 90.1 0.2 89.8 -0.3 91.0 1.2 90.4 -0.6 0.0 0.0 89.5 0.0
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 88.0 89.8 1.8 86.2 -3.6 88.0 1.8 88.8 0.8 97.0 8.2 89.5 -7.5
Launch Angle 9.3 9.1 -0.2 25.3 16.2 16.0 -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 -1.0 6.8 0.5 0.0 -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
LA Sweet-Spot % 23.6 36.5 12.9 31.7 -4.8 37.0 5.3 33.8 -3.2 0.0 -33.8 37.5 37.5
xBA .207 .242 0.035 .166 -0.076 .208 0.042 .203 -0.005 .145 -0.058 .235 0.090
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 .280 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 0.030 .357 0.008 .165 -0.192 .442 0.277
SLG .326 .441 0.115 .241 -0.200 .335 0.094 .346 0.011 .667 0.321 .444 -0.223
K% 28.0 30.0 2.0 33.8 3.8 31.1 -2.7 27.7 -3.4 30.0 2.3 27.1 -2.9
BB% 7.4 11.3 3.9 11.3 0.0 9.0 -2.3 9.2 0.2 10.0 0.8 6.3 -3.7
Swing % 49.8 44.5 -5.3 42.5 -2.0 44.2 1.7 44.0 -0.2 50.9 6.9 41.4 -9.5
Whiff% 28.8 28.8 0.0 28.7 -0.1 31.1 2.4 26.6 -4.5 25.0 -1.6 22.6 -2.4
In Zone % 48.1 48.9 0.8 50.3 1.4 52.9 2.6 49.0 -3.9 45.5 -3.5 55.7 10.2
Out of Zone % 51.9 51.1 -0.8 49.7 -1.4 47.1 -2.6 51.0 3.9 54.5 3.5 44.3 -10.2
Out of Zone Swing % 34.6 29.4 -5.2 23.7 -5.7 27.2 3.5 29.2 2.0 33.3 4.1 24.4 -8.9
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 22.7 -3.6 16.7 -6.0 23.3 6.6 24.4 1.1 70.0 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 2.2 100.0 45.4 56.3 -43.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 145 .343 100 3 3.0 45 11 24.4
2017 Shifts 150 .218 91 3 3.3 59 14 23.7
2018 Shifts 210 .263 120 2 1.7 90 19 21.1
2019 Shifts 119 .262 71 2 2.8 48 8 16.7
2020 Shifts 10 .444 7 2 28.6 3 2 66.7
2021 Shifts 48 .315 19 0 0.0 29 24 82.8
! 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 %
2015 261 20.8 8.8% 11.5% 186 25.1 5.9% 27.4%
2016 201 21.5 4.5% 8.5% 95 24.3 5.3% 23.2%
2017 197 21.1 8.1% 3.6% 106 24.5 0.0% 23.6%
2018 286 18.9 8.4% 2.1% 125 22.8 0.0% 8.8%
2019 158 21.5 2.5% 8.2% 84 23.4 0.0% 14.3%
2020 12 21.6 16.7% 0.0% 11 25.0 0.0% 45.5%
2021 70 18.7 14.3% 2.9% 33 21.9 3.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution