Kodi Whitley
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 27, #814, St. Louis Cardinals | Mount Olive (NC)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 1.93 4 0 0 4.2 5 0.64
2021 0 0 2.49 25 0 0 25.1 27 1.07
2022 2 0 5.68 14 0 0 12.2 12 1.58
3 Seasons 2 0 3.38 43 0 0 42.2 44 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-0 1.93 4.2 5 0.64
2021 25 0-0 2.49 25.1 27 1.07
2022 14 2-0 5.68 12.2 12 1.58
3 Seasons 43 2-0 3.38 42.2 44 1.17
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
2020 25 77 11 2 18.2 11.8 87.3 105.9 11.0 45.5 .266 .657 .209 .397 .550 36.4 29.4 5.9 1.93 7.22
2021 26 401 62 2 3.2 2.0 83.6 111.8 16.2 33.9 .207 .327 .231 .279 .321 24.2 26.7 11.9 2.49 3.25
2022 27 272 36 3 8.3 5.1 90.2 108.9 15.7 33.3 .271 .461 .347 .382 .414 38.9 20.3 15.3 5.68 6.45
Player 750 109 7 6.4 4.0 86.2 111.8 15.5 34.9 .233 .405 .268 .325 .374 30.3 24.9 12.4
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

Whitley relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.3%) ,
Changeup
(34.2%) ,
Slider
(16.5%) ,


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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
2020 36.4 36.4 27.3 0.0 27.3 63.6 9.1 9.1 27.3 18.2 18.2 9.1 18.2 11.8
2021 38.7 25.8 24.2 11.3 43.5 29.0 27.4 3.2 32.3 35.5 16.1 9.7 3.2 2.0
2022 41.7 33.3 19.4 5.6 38.9 41.7 19.4 5.6 25.0 27.8 30.6 2.8 8.3 5.1
Player 39.4 29.4 22.9 8.3 40.4 36.7 22.9 4.6 29.4 31.2 21.1 7.3 6.4 4.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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
2022 4-Seamer STL R 134 93.4 12.4 2.1 14 8.3 1.9 30
2022 Slider STL R 45 82.8 35.1 -4.0 -10 1.5 -5.1 -77
2022 Changeup STL R 93 83.5 24.2 -6.6 -22 12.1 -1.6 -11
2021 Changeup STL R 112 84.7 21.1 -8.1 -28 9.1 -4.2 -31
2021 4-Seamer STL R 228 93.7 11.7 2.5 18 5.9 -0.6 -9
2021 Slider STL R 61 84.4 31.2 -5.7 -16 0.7 -4.2 -86
2020 Slider STL R 14 83.3 36.1 -2.3 -6 1.0 -4.0 -80
2020 Changeup STL R 22 85.3 20.5 -8.0 -28 7.1 -5.6 -44
2020 4-Seamer STL R 41 93.7 11.8 2.3 17 4.1 -2.2 -35
! 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 -1.0 -1 134 49.3 34 .300 .500 .365 12.3 20.6 12.3 .338 .605 .420 45.8
2022 Changeup -2.7 -2 93 34.2 22 .143 .286 .368 38.6 18.2 11.1 .158 .223 .361 30.0
2022 Slider 1.0 0 45 16.5 3 .000 .000 .000 53.3 33.3 7.7 .129 .136 .118 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 1.7 4 228 56.9 65 .192 .288 .285 25.0 30.8 24.4 .206 .343 .306 35.3
2021 Changeup -0.2 0 112 27.9 27 .192 .192 .226 37.9 22.2 17.6 .207 .315 .242 10.0
2021 Slider 4.5 3 61 15.2 9 .000 .000 .000 42.9 11.1 10.0 .209 .272 .208 12.5
2020 4-Seamer 2.4 1 41 53.2 9 .125 .125 .178 13.3 22.2 20.0 .330 .704 .456 33.3
2020 Changeup -0.8 0 22 28.6 5 .200 .800 .400 41.7 40.0 22.2 .231 .818 .420 33.3
2020 Slider 4.7 1 14 18.2 3 .000 .000 .000 55.6 33.3 25.0 .156 .265 .183 50.0
! 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
2022 Changeup 93 83.5 99 18.9 1:15 1:30 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 130 93.4 99 20.4 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 42 82.8 31 4.5 12:00 11:15 45
2021 Changeup 112 84.7 99 18.8 1:00 1:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 228 93.7 99 20.0 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Slider 60 84.4 44 6.7 12:00 11:45 15
2020 Changeup 22 85.3 100 17.8 1:00 12:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 41 93.7 99 19.4 12:15 12:30 -15
2020 Slider 13 83.3 22 3.0 12:00 11:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 101 401 7 5 -3 -3 6
2022 59 272 0 2 -4 -2 -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 %
2020 77 50.6 79.5 67.7 13.2 60.0 41.6 47.1 46.8 33.3 5.2 100.0
2021 401 49.1 78.2 72.7 27.5 53.6 41.4 60.4 52.4 31.4 6.5 69.2
2022 272 50.0 70.6 76.0 26.5 63.9 43.0 61.0 48.5 25.8 5.5 60.0
Player 750 49.6 75.5 73.3 25.7 57.7 42.0 59.3 50.4 29.6 6.0 68.9
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
2021 53 55 36
2022 41 53 55
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 22.2 2 1.8 0 1 2 0 0.0
2021 24.2 1 1.5 -1 2 1 1 100.0
2022 23.6 2 2.1 0 2 2 0 0.0
Player 23.2 5 5.4 0 5 5 1 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 2
2021 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
2022 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
Player 5 4 5 6 6 5 7 5 1 4 4 6 6 5 5 7 5 5 4 7 6 6 8 7 5 5 5 6 6 5 5
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.7 93.7 0.0 93.4 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 84.7 -0.6 83.5 -1.2
Breaking Velocity 83.3 84.4 1.1 82.8 -1.6
Exit Velocity 87.3 83.6 -3.7 90.2 6.6
Launch Angle 11.0 16.2 5.2 15.7 -0.5
Barrel % 18.2 3.2 -15.0 8.3 5.1
Hard Hit % 36.4 24.2 -12.2 38.9 14.7
Sweet Spot % 45.5 33.9 -11.6 33.3 -0.6
xBA .266 .207 -0.059 .271 0.064
BA .125 .172 0.047 .234 0.062
xwOBA .397 .279 -0.118 .382 0.103
wOBA .209 .231 0.022 .347 0.116
xSLG .657 .327 -0.330 .461 0.134
SLG .313 .230 -0.083 .404 0.174
K% 29.4 26.7 -2.7 20.3 -6.4
BB% 5.9 11.9 6.0 15.3 3.4
Swing % 46.8 52.4 5.6 48.5 -3.9
Whiff% 33.3 31.4 -1.9 25.8 -5.6
In Zone % 50.6 49.1 -1.5 50.0 0.9
Out of Zone % 49.4 50.9 1.5 50.0 -0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 13.2 27.5 14.3 26.5 -1.0
First Pitch Swing % 29.4 34.7 5.3 30.5 -4.2
First Pitch Strike % 47.1 60.4 13.3 61.0 0.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 17 .209 8 1 12.5 9 2 22.2
2021 Shifts 91 .239 54 5 9.3 37 15 40.5
2022 Shifts 59 .347 31 6 19.4 28 13 46.4
! 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 %
2020 34 18.1 14.7% 0.0% 4 16.1 0.0% 0.0%
2021 100 17.5 18.0% 1.0% 66 22.2 0.0% 1.5%
2022 64 17.6 10.9% 1.6% 54 23.2 0.0% 9.3%
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Pitch Distribution