Keynan Middleton
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 230LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 3, #95, Los Angeles Angels | Lane CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 2 4.94 32 1 4 31 24 1.58
2022 1 2 5.29 18 0 0 17 15 1.12
2023 2 2 3.38 51 0 2 50.2 64 1.24
7 Seasons 10 8 3.84 205 1 15 194.1 199 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 1-2 4.94 31 24 1.58
2022 18 1-2 5.29 17 15 1.12
2023 51 2-2 3.38 50.2 64 1.24
7 Seasons 205 10-8 3.84 194.1 199 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
2017 23 977 165 15 9.1 6.1 88.1 115.8 15.7 43.6 .241 .448 .331 .315 .399 37.0 25.6 7.3 3.86 4.27
2018 24 311 45 3 6.7 4.2 89.4 113.1 20.0 42.2 .233 .376 .302 .313 .348 33.3 22.5 12.7 2.04 4.15
2019 25 143 20 1 5.0 3.0 91.5 107.7 17.3 35.0 .233 .432 .273 .361 .354 45.0 18.2 21.2 1.17 5.97
2020 26 210 36 1 2.8 1.9 87.3 104.3 22.4 36.1 .255 .367 .340 .307 .336 27.8 20.8 11.3 5.25 3.98
2021 27 530 95 9 9.5 6.4 88.9 111.6 18.1 37.9 .251 .415 .327 .342 .354 31.6 17.1 13.6 4.93 5.05
2022 28 241 50 6 12.0 8.7 87.6 113.8 20.3 44.0 .279 .498 .359 .354 .434 38.0 21.7 4.3 5.29 5.38
2023 29 856 124 10 8.1 4.7 85.3 112.4 4.2 25.0 .215 .364 .296 .298 .376 31.5 30.2 10.8 3.38 3.71
Player 3268 535 45 8.4 5.5 87.7 115.8 14.8 37.4 .239 .414 .319 .320 .379 34.2 24.2 10.3
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

Middleton relies on 3 pitches.
Changeup
(42.9%) ,
Slider
(30.8%) ,
Four Seamer
(26.3%) ,


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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
2017 37.6 27.3 26.7 8.5 28.5 37.6 33.9 4.2 29.7 30.3 22.4 4.2 9.1 6.1
2018 33.3 33.3 26.7 6.7 31.1 24.4 44.4 0.0 26.7 40.0 22.2 4.4 6.7 4.2
2019 35.0 40.0 20.0 5.0 25.0 30.0 45.0 5.0 20.0 30.0 15.0 25.0 5.0 3.0
2020 22.2 38.9 30.6 8.3 36.1 33.3 30.6 2.8 16.7 44.4 27.8 2.8 2.8 1.9
2021 31.6 25.3 27.4 15.8 36.8 31.6 31.6 0.0 29.5 34.7 21.1 5.3 9.5 6.4
2022 28.0 32.0 30.0 10.0 34.0 32.0 34.0 6.0 18.0 30.0 22.0 12.0 12.0 8.7
2023 56.5 23.4 16.9 3.2 50.8 31.5 17.7 4.0 40.3 18.5 24.2 4.0 8.1 4.7
Player 38.5 28.2 24.9 8.4 36.3 32.9 30.8 3.2 29.5 30.1 22.6 5.8 8.4 5.5
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 NYY R 225 95.5 13.3 1.0 7 8.1 0.5 7
2023 Slider NYY R 264 85.8 33.9 -1.5 -4 3.4 -1.3 -28
2023 Changeup NYY R 367 87.7 29.0 -0.4 -2 14.1 -0.3 -2
2022 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 122 95.1 13.2 0.9 7 7.5 0.1 2
2022 Slider AZ R 78 84.6 35.6 -0.9 -3 2.9 -2.6 -47
2022 Changeup AZ R 41 87.2 29.6 0.2 1 13.9 -0.2 -2
2021 Slider SEA R 160 85.5 33.7 -1.7 -5 3.3 -1.6 -32
2021 Changeup SEA R 64 87.7 29.5 1.3 4 13.0 -0.7 -5
2021 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 306 95.4 12.6 1.1 8 7.6 0.3 4
2020 Changeup LAA R 39 88.2 27.5 -0.4 -2 14.8 1.5 12
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 124 97.1 11.9 1.1 8 8.5 1.1 15
2020 Slider LAA R 47 87.4 30.7 -2.7 -8 2.6 -1.3 -34
2019 Slider LAA R 28 82.8 39.9 0.9 2 5.0 -0.2 -4
2019 Changeup LAA R 33 84.1 30.0 0.3 1 12.4 -0.5 -4
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 82 94.1 13.6 1.4 9 6.2 -1.0 -14
2018 Changeup LAA R 29 87.1 27.7 -1.8 -6 17.2 3.4 25
2018 Slider LAA R 81 86.4 33.8 -0.7 -2 2.0 -2.2 -52
2018 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 201 96.0 13.6 0.8 5 9.6 2.1 27
2017 Changeup LAA R 18 88.2 26.5 0.8 3 16.2 2.5 18
2017 Slider LAA R 346 88.5 31.4 2.0 7 0.5 -2.4 -84
2017 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 612 96.9 14.4 -2.3 -19 11.0 3.0 37
! 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 Changeup 1.1 4 367 42.9 98 .209 .396 .291 37.7 26.5 23.0 .232 .395 .299 26.2
2023 Slider -0.9 -2 264 30.8 64 .291 .418 .377 35.3 23.4 18.3 .231 .375 .322 30.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 3 225 26.3 50 .122 .220 .236 33.0 46.0 27.7 .154 .279 .267 52.6
2022 4-Seam Fastball -5.0 -6 122 50.6 37 .294 .824 .477 30.2 21.6 24.2 .293 .655 .425 50.0
2022 Slider 2.3 2 78 32.4 19 .176 .235 .258 40.0 15.8 17.6 .260 .333 .283 33.3
2022 Changeup 2.5 1 41 17.0 13 .231 .231 .208 46.4 30.8 30.8 .270 .304 .252 11.1
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -4 306 57.7 62 .298 .404 .402 31.8 19.4 16.2 .262 .472 .404 37.1
2021 Slider -0.5 -1 160 30.2 58 .245 .396 .311 25.3 12.1 12.7 .257 .392 .313 30.4
2021 Changeup 3.7 2 64 12.1 19 .158 .211 .161 36.6 26.3 19.2 .209 .338 .234 21.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -1 124 59.0 34 .267 .500 .359 20.3 20.6 17.9 .247 .367 .295 20.8
2020 Slider 4.1 2 47 22.4 9 .000 .000 .156 36.8 22.2 11.8 .108 .177 .234 20.0
2020 Changeup -3.7 -1 39 18.6 10 .500 .750 .500 31.3 20.0 28.6 .393 .510 .410 57.1
2019 4-Seam Fastball 2.3 2 82 57.3 20 .214 .286 .363 18.2 10.0 8.7 .299 .610 .469 58.3
2019 Changeup 5.0 2 33 23.1 9 .000 .000 .078 40.0 33.3 27.3 .098 .154 .169 20.0
2019 Slider -3.9 -1 28 19.6 4 .250 .500 .313 14.3 25.0 14.3 .276 .363 .269 33.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball 2.5 5 201 64.6 52 .209 .326 .298 20.8 21.2 16.9 .240 .387 .330 33.3
2018 Slider 2.1 2 81 26.0 14 .308 .462 .357 32.4 21.4 11.5 .209 .360 .277 30.0
2018 Changeup -0.8 0 29 9.3 4 .250 .250 .225 33.3 50.0 50.0 .241 .313 .237 50.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -7 612 62.6 161 .317 .566 .399 28.5 20.5 20.8 .281 .526 .368 41.2
2017 Slider 1.9 6 346 35.4 79 .182 .325 .239 45.1 34.2 21.8 .179 .325 .224 28.0
2017 Changeup 5.4 1 18 1.8 4 .000 .000 .000 85.7 75.0 60.0 .010 .012 .011 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 Changeup 362 87.7 85 15.8 1:30 2:15 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 224 95.5 90 18.3 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Slider 262 85.8 21 4.7 10:45 9:45 60
2022 Changeup 40 87.2 78 15.5 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 120 95.1 89 18.5 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Slider 76 84.6 18 3.8 10:15 9:45 30
2021 Changeup 58 87.7 78 14.6 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 299 95.4 90 18.8 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 155 85.6 21 4.9 11:00 10:15 45
2020 Changeup 25 88.3 83 16.9 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 98 97.1 90 19.3 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 37 87.4 25 5.5 12:00 11:00 60
! 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
2017 244 976 1 6 -4 -4 0
2018 70 311 5 5 -2 -1 6
2019 33 143 2 3 -3 0 2
2020 53 210 0 1 0 -1 0
2021 139 530 -2 8 -4 -3 -2
2022 69 241 0 -2 -1 -1 -3
2023 212 856 3 9 -3 -4 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 %
2017 977 51.4 74.9 71.5 27.2 45.0 42.1 57.8 51.8 35.2 8.5 78.3
2018 311 47.3 61.9 79.1 29.3 68.8 44.1 64.3 44.7 24.5 7.4 65.2
2019 143 46.9 76.1 82.4 19.7 53.3 39.9 51.5 46.2 22.7 4.9 100.0
2020 210 49.5 71.2 81.1 28.3 60.0 40.5 66.0 49.5 25.0 8.6 88.9
2021 530 51.1 75.6 73.7 30.5 59.5 42.8 61.9 53.6 30.3 7.2 86.8
2022 241 56.8 68.6 70.2 35.6 45.9 49.8 63.8 54.4 36.6 4.6 90.9
2023 856 46.8 72.6 75.6 33.1 41.7 41.8 65.1 51.6 36.0 6.2 79.2
Player 3,268 49.8 72.6 74.5 29.8 49.9 42.7 61.7 51.2 32.7 7.1 80.7
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
2017 47 55 24 12 76 47 4 26 16 73 67 96 45 95 94 66
2018 90 92 46
2019 65 88 78
2020 96 93 59
2021 80 84 72
2022 71 83 82
2023 70 82 75 63 65 79 46 97 92 91 18 96 89 76 85 81
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 24.1 11 10.4 1 3 7 5 45.5
2018 27.1 1 1.6 -1 2 1 1 100.0
2019 -- 0 1.1 -1 0 2 0 --
2020 21.6 2 1.4 1 0 2 0 0.0
2021 23.9 2 3.4 -1 3 3 1 50.0
2022 22.0 5 3.8 1 2 4 0 0.0
2023 22.7 8 7.4 1 4 5 3 37.5
Player 23.3 29 29.0 0 14 24 10 34.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 11 8 10 12 12 11 11 10 8 9 10 12 10 10 9 13 10 9 10 10 9 10 14 10 9 10 11 13 12 11 8
2018 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
2019 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1
2020 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2
2021 2 5 3 4 3 3 4 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 2 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 2 3 3 4 3 2
2022 5 1 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 6 4 4 4
2023 8 6 5 7 8 8 8 6 8 7 7 8 6 6 8 8 7 7 8 8 6 10 9 9 5 7 8 7 8 8 8
Player 29 25 26 31 31 29 31 25 26 23 26 33 27 25 27 35 28 25 30 29 26 32 39 33 26 26 30 34 33 32 27
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.9 96.0 -0.9 94.1 -1.9 97.1 3.0 95.4 -1.7 95.1 -0.3 95.5 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 87.1 -1.1 84.1 -3.0 88.2 4.1 87.7 -0.5 87.2 -0.5 87.7 0.5
Breaking Velocity 88.5 86.4 -2.1 82.8 -3.6 87.4 4.6 85.5 -1.9 84.6 -0.9 85.8 1.2
Exit Velocity 88.1 89.4 1.3 91.5 2.1 87.3 -4.2 88.9 1.6 87.6 -1.3 85.3 -2.3
Launch Angle 15.7 20.0 4.3 17.3 -2.7 22.4 5.1 18.1 -4.3 20.3 2.2 4.2 -16.1
Barrel % 9.1 6.7 -2.4 5.0 -1.7 2.8 -2.2 9.5 6.7 12.0 2.5 8.1 -3.9
Hard Hit % 37.0 33.3 -3.7 45.0 11.7 27.8 -17.2 31.6 3.8 38.0 6.4 31.5 -6.5
Sweet Spot % 43.6 42.2 -1.4 35.0 -7.2 36.1 1.1 37.9 1.8 44.0 6.1 25.0 -19.0
xBA .241 .233 -0.008 .233 0.000 .255 0.022 .251 -0.004 .279 0.028 .215 -0.064
BA .265 .233 -0.032 .154 -0.079 .273 0.119 .252 -0.021 .250 -0.002 .214 -0.036
xwOBA .315 .313 -0.002 .361 0.048 .307 -0.054 .342 0.035 .354 0.012 .298 -0.056
wOBA .331 .302 -0.029 .273 -0.029 .340 0.067 .327 -0.013 .359 0.032 .296 -0.063
xSLG .448 .376 -0.072 .432 0.056 .367 -0.065 .415 0.048 .498 0.083 .364 -0.134
SLG .473 .350 -0.123 .231 -0.119 .477 0.246 .370 -0.107 .547 0.177 .364 -0.183
K% 25.6 22.5 -3.1 18.2 -4.3 20.8 2.6 17.1 -3.7 21.7 4.6 30.2 8.5
BB% 7.3 12.7 5.4 21.2 8.5 11.3 -9.9 13.6 2.3 4.3 -9.3 10.8 6.5
Swing % 51.8 44.7 -7.1 46.2 1.5 49.5 3.3 53.6 4.1 54.4 0.8 51.6 -2.8
Whiff% 35.2 24.5 -10.7 22.7 -1.8 25.0 2.3 30.3 5.3 36.6 6.3 36.0 -0.6
In Zone % 51.4 47.3 -4.1 46.9 -0.4 49.5 2.6 51.1 1.6 56.8 5.7 46.8 -10.0
Out of Zone % 48.6 52.7 4.1 53.1 0.4 50.5 -2.6 48.9 -1.6 43.2 -5.7 53.2 10.0
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 29.3 2.1 19.7 -9.6 28.3 8.6 30.5 2.2 35.6 5.1 33.1 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 31.6 25.7 -5.9 39.4 13.7 37.7 -1.7 38.8 1.1 40.6 1.8 34.9 -5.7
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 64.3 6.5 51.5 -12.8 66.0 14.5 61.9 -4.1 63.8 1.9 65.1 1.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 244 .331 140 0 0.0 104 10 9.6
2018 Shifts 70 .302 33 0 0.0 37 7 18.9
2019 Shifts 33 .273 25 7 28.0 8 5 62.5
2020 Shifts 53 .340 32 2 6.3 21 3 14.3
2021 Shifts 139 .327 90 11 12.2 49 32 65.3
2022 Shifts 69 .359 54 12 22.2 15 10 66.7
2023 Shades 212 .296 125 0 0.0 87 31 35.6
! 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

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