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Keynan Middleton
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 2 4.94 32 1 4 31.0 24 1.58
5 Seasons 7 4 3.84 136 1 13 126.2 120 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 1-2 4.94 31.0 24 1.58
5 Seasons 136 7-4 3.84 126.2 120 1.41

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 24 977 165 15 9.1 88.1 115.8 15.7 43.6 .241 .448 .331 .315 .399 37 25.6 7.3 3.86 4.36
2018 25 311 45 3 6.7 89.4 113.1 20 42.2 .233 .376 .302 .313 .348 33.3 22.5 12.7 2.04 4.21
2019 26 143 20 1 5 91.5 107.7 17.3 35 .233 .432 .273 .361 .354 45 18.2 21.2 1.17 6.09
2020 27 210 36 1 2.8 87.3 104.3 22.4 36.1 .249 .359 .340 .301 .326 27.8 20.8 11.3 5.25 3.85
2021 28 530 95 9 9.5 88.9 111.6 18.1 37.9 .247 .411 .327 .341 .353 31.6 17.1 13.6 4.93 5.12
2171 361 29 8 88.6 115.8 17.6 40.7 .242 .421 .324 .323 .371 34.6 22.1 10.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Middleton relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57.7%) ,
Slider
(30.2%) ,
Changeup
(12.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 306 177 129 57.7 95.4 62 47 14 11 2 0 1 12 35 .298 .258 .404 .464 .397 .401 90.7 28 2379 6.6 31.8 16.2
2021 Slider 160 144 16 30.2 85.5 58 53 13 7 5 0 1 7 46 .245 .254 .396 .391 .307 .314 88.7 14 2406 6.6 25.3 12.7
2021 Changeup 64 9 55 12.1 87.7 19 19 3 2 1 0 0 5 14 .158 .199 .211 .333 .158 .228 85.1 9 1716 6.6 36.6 19.2
2020 4-Seam Fastball 124 68 56 59.0 97.1 34 30 8 5 1 0 2 7 24 .267 .239 .500 .355 .344 .286 86.8 22 2485 6.4 20.3 17.9
2020 Slider 47 40 7 22.4 87.4 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .108 .000 .177 .155 .234 89.4 31 2372 6.6 36.8 11.8
2020 Changeup 39 10 29 18.6 88.2 10 8 4 2 2 0 0 2 7 .500 .393 .750 .510 .494 .410 87.7 17 1906 6.6 31.3 28.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2018 33.3 33.3 26.7 6.7 31.1 24.4 44.4 0 26.7 40 22.2 4.4 6.7
2019 35 40 20 5 25 30 45 5 20 30 15 25 5
2020 22.2 41.7 27.8 8.3 36.1 33.3 30.6 2.8 16.7 44.4 27.8 2.8 2.8
2021 31.6 25.3 27.4 15.8 36.8 31.6 31.6 0 29.5 34.7 21.1 5.3 9.5
33.8 29.6 26.6 10 31.6 33.5 34.9 2.5 27.4 34.1 22.2 5.5 8
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Changeup SEA R 64 87.7 29.5 1.3 5 13 -0.6 -5
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 306 95.4 12.6 1.1 8 7.6 0.3 5
2021 Slider SEA R 156 85.6 33.6 -1.7 -5 3.3 -1.8 -35
2020 Changeup LAA R 39 88.2 27.5 -0.5 -2 14.8 1.6 12
2020 Slider LAA R 47 87.4 30.7 -2.6 -8 2.6 -1.3 -34
2020 4-Seamer LAA R 123 97.1 11.9 1 8 8.5 1.2 16
2019 4-Seamer LAA R 82 94.1 13.6 1.4 9 6.2 -1 -14
2019 Changeup LAA R 33 84.1 30 0.3 1 12.4 -0.5 -4
2019 Slider LAA R 28 82.8 39.9 0.8 2 5 -0.5 -9
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 201 96 13.6 0.8 5 9.6 2.1 28
2018 Changeup LAA R 29 87.1 27.7 -1.8 -6 17.2 3.5 25
2018 Slider LAA R 81 86.4 33.8 -0.7 -2 2 -2.3 -53
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 2.9 36
2017 Changeup LAA R 18 88.2 26.5 0.8 3 16.2 2.5 18
! 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 Changeup -3.6 -2 64 12.1 19 .158 .211 .161 36.6 26.3 19.2 .199 .333 .228 21.4
2021 Slider 0.7 1 160 30.2 58 .245 .396 .311 25.3 12.1 12.7 .254 .391 .315 30.4
2021 4-Seamer 1.2 4 306 57.7 62 .298 .404 .402 31.8 19.4 16.2 .258 .464 .402 37.1
2020 Slider -4.1 -2 47 22.4 9 0 0 .156 36.8 22.2 11.8 .108 .177 .234 20
2020 Changeup 3.7 1 39 18.6 10 .5 .75 .5 31.3 20 28.6 .393 .51 .41 57.1
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 1 124 59 34 .267 .5 .349 20.3 20.6 17.9 .239 .355 .286 20.8
2019 Slider 3.9 1 28 19.6 4 .25 .5 .313 14.3 25 14.3 .276 .363 .269 33.3
2019 Changeup -5 -2 33 23.1 9 0 0 .078 40 33.3 27.3 .098 .154 .169 20
2019 4-Seamer -2.2 -2 82 57.3 20 .214 .286 .363 18.2 10 8.7 .299 .61 .469 58.3
2018 Changeup 0.8 0 29 9.3 4 .25 .25 .225 33.3 50 50 .241 .313 .237 50
2018 Slider -2 -2 81 26 14 .308 .462 .357 32.4 21.4 11.5 .209 .36 .277 30
2018 4-Seamer -2.4 -5 201 64.6 52 .209 .326 .298 20.8 21.2 16.9 .24 .387 .33 33.3
2017 Changeup -5.4 -1 18 1.8 4 0 0 0 85.7 75 60 .012 .014 .012 0
2017 Slider -1.8 -6 346 35.4 79 .182 .325 .239 45.1 34.2 21.8 .179 .325 .224 28
2017 4-Seamer 1.3 8 612 62.6 161 .317 .566 .399 28.5 20.5 20.8 .281 .526 .368 41.2
! 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
! 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 1
2018 70 311 -5 -4 2 1 -6
2019 33 143 -2 -3 3 0 -2
2020 53 210 0 -1 0 1 0
2021 139 530 2 -7 4 3 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 42.1 57.3 51.8 35.2 8.5 78.3
2018 311 47.3 61.9 79.1 29.3 68.8 43.4 63.4 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
2020 210 49.5 71.2 81.1 28.3 60 40.5 66 49.5 25 8.6 88.9
2021 530 51.1 75.6 73.7 30.5 59.5 42.8 61.4 53.6 30.3 7.4 87.2
2171 50.3 73.1 74.5 27.9 54.5 42.2 59.7 50.6 30.8 7.8 80.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 44 54 23 10 73 47 4 25 15 73 67 96 44 95 92
2018 91 89
2019
2020
2021 80 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 %
2019 0 0.9 -1 1 1 0
2020 21.6 2 1.4 1 1 2 0 0
2021 23.9 2 4 -2 3 4 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2
2020 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
2021 2 3 4 5 4 4 4 6 4 6 5 4 1 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 6 4 5 5 3 5 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 96.9 96 -0.9 94.1 -1.9 97.1 3 95.4 -1.7
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 87.1 -1.1 84.1 -3 88.2 4.1 87.7 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 88.5 86.4 -2.1 82.8 -3.6 87.4 4.6 85.5 -1.9
Exit Velocity 88.1 89.4 1.3 91.5 2.1 87.3 -4.2 88.9 1.6
Launch Angle 15.7 20 4.3 17.3 -2.7 22.4 5.1 18.1 -4.3
Barrel % 9.1 6.7 -2.4 5 -1.7 2.8 -2.2 9.5 6.7
Hard Hit % 37 33.3 -3.7 45 11.7 27.8 -17.2 31.6 3.8
Sweet Spot % 43.6 42.2 -1.4 35 -7.2 36.1 1.1 37.9 1.8
xBA .241 .233 -0.008 .233 0 .249 0.016 .247 -0.002
BA .265 .233 -0.032 .154 -0.079 .273 0.119 .252 -0.021
xwOBA .315 .313 -0.002 .361 0.048 .301 -0.06 .341 0.04
wOBA .331 .302 -0.029 .273 -0.029 .34 0.067 .327 -0.013
xSLG .448 .376 -0.072 .432 0.056 .359 -0.073 .411 0.052
SLG .473 .35 -0.123 .231 -0.119 .477 0.246 .37 -0.107
K% 25.6 22.5 -3.1 18.2 -4.3 20.8 2.6 17.1 -3.7
BB% 7.3 12.7 5.4 21.2 8.5 11.3 -9.9 13.6 2.3
Swing % 51.8 44.7 -7.1 46.2 1.5 49.5 3.3 53.6 4.1
Whiff% 35.2 24.5 -10.7 22.7 -1.8 25 2.3 30.3 5.3
In Zone % 51.4 47.3 -4.1 46.9 -0.4 49.5 2.6 51.1 1.6
Out of Zone % 48.6 52.7 4.1 53.1 0.4 50.5 -2.6 48.9 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 29.3 2.1 19.7 -9.6 28.3 8.6 30.5 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 31.3 25.4 -5.9 39.4 14 37.7 -1.7 38.6 0.9
First Pitch Strike % 57.3 63.4 6.1 51.5 -11.9 66 14.5 61.4 -4.6
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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

Pitch Distribution