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Kris Medlen
P | B/T: S/R | 5' 10" 190LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 10, #310, Atlanta Braves | Santa Ana College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 1 15.75 1 1 0 4.0 4 3.25
8 Seasons 41 26 3.33 174 76 1 599.1 496 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 1 0-1 15.75 4.0 4 3.25
8 Seasons 174 41-26 3.33 599.1 496 1.22

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
2015 30 927 183 9 4.9 89.1 113.3 10.7 29 .257 .401 .309 .318 .347 35.5 16.5 7.4 4.01 4.40
2016 31 475 81 5 6.2 89.7 113.1 10.3 32.1 .302 .457 .384 .391 .404 42 15.1 16.8 7.77 7.16
2018 33 101 17 0 0 86.4 104.3 10.4 47.1 .282 .364 .471 .346 .346 29.4 16 16 15.75 5.26
1503 281 14 5 89.1 113.3 10.6 31 .271 .414 .342 .342 .364 37 16 10.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Medlen relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.5%) ,
Changeup
(24.8%) ,
Sinker
(14.9%) ,
Curveball
(8.9%) ,
Slider
(4%) ,


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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%
2018 4-Seam Fastball 48 40 8 47.5 89.4 13 11 5 4 1 0 0 0 11 .455 .259 .545 .369 .473 .335 88.6 11 2362 6.1 9.1 0.0
2018 Changeup 25 22 3 24.8 83.8 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 3 .400 .304 .600 .350 .501 .402 72.5 15 1729 6.3 41.7 20.0
2018 Sinker 15 15 0 14.9 90.0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .420 1.000 .511 .624 .401 92.9 15 2264 6.2 40.0 25.0
2018 Curveball 9 7 2 8.9 77.8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2821 5.7 50.0 100.0
2018 Slider 4 3 1 4.0 87.6 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .361 .500 .410 .440 .335 92.0 -4 2466 6.1 0.0 0.0
2016 Sinker 187 116 71 39.4 91.2 54 40 13 8 4 0 1 5 37 .325 .352 .500 .593 .413 .473 93.9 11 2210 6.0 7.6 12.5
2016 Slider 82 58 24 17.3 85.4 16 16 4 3 1 0 0 6 10 .250 .281 .313 .379 .242 .285 89.9 0 2728 5.6 47.1 26.1
2016 4-Seam Fastball 74 15 59 15.6 91.4 15 13 3 3 0 0 0 2 11 .231 .258 .231 .282 .268 .297 81.5 27 2389 6.1 25.9 10.0
2016 Changeup 70 21 49 14.7 85.6 23 18 5 1 3 0 1 4 14 .278 .168 .611 .316 .438 .310 84.1 5 1956 6.0 28.6 16.0
2016 Curveball 62 16 46 13.1 78.2 11 10 5 4 1 0 0 1 9 .500 .439 .600 .519 .495 .442 90.5 5 3038 5.4 21.7 5.9
! 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 %
2015 51.4 19.7 20.8 8.2 47 32.8 20.2 0 38.8 23.5 25.1 6 4.9
2016 49.4 18.5 23.5 8.6 42 45.7 12.3 2.5 32.1 19.8 30.9 6.2 6.2
2018 52.9 17.6 23.5 5.9 41.2 29.4 29.4 11.8 35.3 23.5 23.5 5.9 0
50.9 19.2 21.7 8.2 45.2 36.3 18.5 1.4 36.7 22.4 26.7 6 5
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
2018 Changeup ARI R 25 83.8 34.6 1.7 5 14.5 0.5 4
2018 Sinker ARI R 15 90 21.9 -2.9 -12 15.1 0.4 3
2018 4-Seamer ARI R 48 89.4 16.9 1.8 9 5.8 -1.9 -25
2018 Slider ARI R 4 87.6 24.3 -9 -27 3.3 -0.9 -20
2018 Curveball ARI R 9 77.8 55.9 0.2 0 12.1 1.2 11
2016 Curveball KC R 58 78.1 61.7 8.7 16 10.2 1.4 16
2016 Sinker KC R 181 91.2 19.6 -1.8 -8 14.2 -0.6 -4
2016 Slider KC R 79 85.4 34.6 0.5 2 2.8 0.4 14
2016 Changeup KC R 66 85.6 25.1 -4.7 -16 14.8 1.2 9
2016 4-Seamer KC R 68 91.3 13.2 2.8 17 7.4 -1.4 -16
! 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 %
2018 Curveball -1.7 0 9 8.9 1 0 0 0 50 100 100 0
2018 Sinker 6.1 1 15 14.9 2 .5 1 .625 40 50 25 .42 .511 .401 0
2018 Slider 17.3 1 4 4 2 .5 .5 .45 0 0 0 .361 .41 .335 50
2018 Changeup 4.5 1 25 24.8 7 .4 .6 .507 41.7 28.6 20 .304 .35 .405 0
2018 4-Seamer 2.1 1 48 47.5 13 .455 .545 .481 9.1 0 0 .259 .369 .337 36.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 292 1088 1 -8 1 7 1
2010 435 1589 3 -13 2 5 -3
2012 545 1975 -14 -28 6 3 -34
2013 841 3115 -16 -24 22 9 -9
2015 264 1012 -3 -5 4 4 0
2016 119 475 1 -3 7 2 8
2018 25 101 -1 3 1 0 4
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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 927 46.6 59.5 86.4 33.5 65.7 46.4 58.4 45.6 20.6 6.5 66.7
2016 475 45.5 58.8 79.5 22.4 69 44 42.9 38.9 23.2 7.2 70.6
2018 101 37.6 71.1 81.5 25.4 68.8 42.6 56 42.6 23.3 5 60
1503 45.6 59.9 83.9 29.4 66.7 45.4 53.5 43.3 21.5 6.6 67.7
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
2015 27 25 31 42 29 70 52 20 25 23 49 31 27 34 55 96
2016 27 58 99
2018
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.5 -0.2 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 0.7 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 79.1 3.2 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.1 0.6 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 10.7 -0.4 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.9 1.3 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 35.5 6.5 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29 3.1 undefined undefined
xBA .257 0.045 undefined undefined
BA .252 0.057 undefined undefined
xwOBA .318 0.073 undefined undefined
wOBA .309 0.075 undefined undefined
xSLG .401 0.056 undefined undefined
SLG .392 0.072 undefined undefined
K% 16.5 -1.4 undefined undefined
BB% 7.4 9.4 undefined undefined
Swing % 45.6 -6.7 undefined undefined
Whiff% 20.6 2.6 undefined undefined
In Zone % 46.6 -1.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 53.4 1.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 33.5 -11.1 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 26.7 -4.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 -15.5 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 114 .389 54 0 0.0 60 15 25.0
2018 25 .471 22 0 0.0 3 3 100.0

Pitch Distribution