Keynan Middleton
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 3, #95, Los Angeles Angels | Lane CC

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 2 5.29 18 0 0 17.0 15 1.12
6 Seasons 8 6 4.01 154 1 13 143.2 135 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 18 1-2 5.29 17.0 15 1.12
6 Seasons 154 8-6 4.01 143.2 135 1.38

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 .284 .518 .359 .362 .446 38.0 21.7 4.3 5.29 5.67
Player 2412 411 35 8.5 5.7 88.5 115.8 17.9 41.1 .248 .434 .327 .328 .381 35.0 22.1 10.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Middleton relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.6%) ,
Slider
(32.4%) ,
Changeup
(17%) ,


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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
Player 33.1 29.7 27.3 10.0 31.9 33.3 34.8 2.9 26.3 33.6 22.1 6.3 8.5 5.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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
2022 Slider AZ R 78 84.6 35.6 -0.9 -2 2.9 -3.6 -56
2022 Changeup AZ R 41 87.2 29.6 0.2 1 13.9 -0.2 -1
2022 4-Seamer AZ R 122 95.1 13.2 0.9 7 7.5 0.2 3
2021 Changeup SEA R 64 87.7 29.5 1.3 4 13.0 -0.7 -5
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 306 95.4 12.6 1.1 8 7.6 0.3 5
2021 Slider SEA R 160 85.5 33.7 -1.8 -5 3.3 -1.8 -36
2020 Changeup LAA R 39 88.2 27.5 -0.5 -2 14.8 1.6 12
2020 4-Seamer LAA R 124 97.1 11.9 1.0 8 8.5 1.1 15
2020 Slider LAA R 47 87.4 30.7 -2.6 -8 2.6 -1.3 -34
2019 Changeup LAA R 33 84.1 30.0 0.3 1 12.4 -0.5 -4
2019 Slider LAA R 28 82.8 39.9 0.8 2 5.0 -0.5 -9
2019 4-Seamer LAA R 82 94.1 13.6 1.4 9 6.2 -1.0 -14
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 201 96.0 13.6 0.8 5 9.6 2.1 27
2018 Slider LAA R 81 86.4 33.8 -0.7 -2 2.0 -2.3 -53
2018 Changeup LAA R 29 87.1 27.7 -1.8 -6 17.2 3.5 25
2017 Changeup LAA R 18 88.2 26.5 0.8 3 16.2 2.5 19
2017 Slider LAA R 346 88.5 31.4 1.9 7 0.5 -2.4 -84
2017 4-Seamer LAA R 612 96.9 14.4 -2.3 -19 11.0 2.9 36
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 5.0 6 122 50.6 37 .294 .824 .477 30.2 21.6 24.2 .302 .692 .440 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-Seamer 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 -3.6 -2 64 12.1 19 .158 .211 .161 36.6 26.3 19.2 .210 .339 .235 21.4
2020 4-Seamer 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-Seamer -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-Seamer -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-Seamer 1.2 7 612 62.6 161 .317 .566 .399 28.5 20.5 20.8 .281 .526 .368 41.2
2017 Slider -1.8 -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 .012 .014 .012 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 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
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
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 244 976 -2 -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
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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 43.7 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 7.4 87.2
2022 241 56.8 68.6 70.2 35.6 45.9 49.8 63.8 54.4 36.6 4.6 90.9
Player 2,412 50.9 72.6 74.1 28.6 53.6 43.0 60.5 51.0 31.5 7.5 81.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 44 95 93 67
2018 91 90 47
2019 68 85 78
2020 96 91 60
2021 81 81 73
2022 74 80 82
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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 4 6 6 54.5
2018 27.1 1 1.4 0 2 1 1 100.0
2019 -- 0 0.9 -1 1 1 0 --
2020 21.6 2 1.5 1 1 2 0 0.0
2021 23.9 2 3.8 -2 4 3 1 50.0
2022 22.0 5 4.7 0 1 4 1 20.0
Player 23.5 21 22.8 -2 13 17 9 42.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 11 10 13 9 10 12 10 9 11 10 12 9 8 9 10 12 11 11 8 11 14 9 9 9 9 11 12 10 11 10 14
2018 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2
2019 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2
2020 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2
2021 2 3 3 4 3 7 3 5 4 5 4 4 2 3 3 4 5 5 3 4 3 3 2 6 4 4 4 2 4 3 5
2022 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 2 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 5 4 6 5 5 4 6
Player 21 22 28 20 21 28 19 21 23 24 25 20 16 19 20 25 24 25 19 26 27 21 19 24 21 23 26 20 25 21 31
! 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 96.9 96 -0.9 94.1 -1.9 97.1 3 95.4 -1.7 95.1 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 87.1 -1.1 84.1 -3 88.2 4.1 87.7 -0.5 87.2 -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
Exit Velocity 88.1 89.4 1.3 91.5 2.1 87.3 -4.2 88.9 1.6 87.6 -1.3
Launch Angle 15.7 20 4.3 17.3 -2.7 22.4 5.1 18.1 -4.3 20.3 2.2
Barrel % 9.1 6.7 -2.4 5 -1.7 2.8 -2.2 9.5 6.7 12 2.5
Hard Hit % 37 33.3 -3.7 45 11.7 27.8 -17.2 31.6 3.8 38 6.4
Sweet Spot % 43.6 42.2 -1.4 35 -7.2 36.1 1.1 37.9 1.8 44 6.1
xBA .241 .233 -0.008 .233 0 .255 0.022 .251 -0.004 .284 0.033
BA .265 .233 -0.032 .154 -0.079 .273 0.119 .252 -0.021 .25 -0.002
xwOBA .315 .313 -0.002 .361 0.048 .307 -0.054 .342 0.035 .362 0.02
wOBA .331 .302 -0.029 .273 -0.029 .34 0.067 .327 -0.013 .359 0.032
xSLG .448 .376 -0.072 .432 0.056 .367 -0.065 .415 0.048 .518 0.103
SLG .473 .35 -0.123 .231 -0.119 .477 0.246 .37 -0.107 .547 0.177
K% 25.6 22.5 -3.1 18.2 -4.3 20.8 2.6 17.1 -3.7 21.7 4.6
BB% 7.3 12.7 5.4 21.2 8.5 11.3 -9.9 13.6 2.3 4.3 -9.3
Swing % 51.8 44.7 -7.1 46.2 1.5 49.5 3.3 53.6 4.1 54.4 0.8
Whiff% 35.2 24.5 -10.7 22.7 -1.8 25 2.3 30.3 5.3 36.6 6.3
In Zone % 51.4 47.3 -4.1 46.9 -0.4 49.5 2.6 51.1 1.6 56.8 5.7
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
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
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
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 64.3 6.5 51.5 -12.8 66 14.5 61.9 -4.1 63.8 1.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 244 .331 140 0 0.0 104 1 1.0
2018 70 .302 33 0 0.0 37 2 5.4
2019 33 .273 25 7 28.0 8 5 62.5
2020 53 .340 32 2 6.3 21 3 14.3
2021 139 .327 90 8 8.9 49 30 61.2
2022 69 .359 54 12 22.2 15 10 66.7

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 223 22.0 1.8% 6.3% 187 24.6 0.5% 16.0%
2018 85 22.8 0.0% 9.4% 65 25.8 0.0% 10.8%
2019 33 21.0 3.0% 0.0% 28 26.0 0.0% 14.3%
2020 50 22.3 0.0% 4.0% 42 24.2 0.0% 7.1%
2021 100 20.8 0.0% 1.0% 113 24.2 0.0% 21.2%
2022 41 19.1 0.0% 0.0% 50 21.8 0.0% 6.0%
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Pitch Distribution