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Kyle Freeland
Popularity: ↑ 19%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 204LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #8, Colorado Rockies | Evansville
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 3 4.33 13 13 0 70.2 46 1.42
4 Seasons 33 32 4.17 101 96 0 533.1 405 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 13 2-3 4.33 70.2 46 1.42
4 Seasons 101 33-32 4.17 533.1 405 1.40

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2017 2573 510 21 4.1 86 4.6 29.0 .260 .393 .340 .323 .342 33.4 15.6 9.2 4.10 4.30
2018 3250 595 30 5.0 86.8 12 30.9 .244 .380 .292 .307 .349 29.2 20.5 8.3 2.85 3.82
2019 1780 353 31 8.8 89.5 10 34.0 .292 .512 .372 .366 .414 40.1 16.7 8.1 6.73 5.92
2020 1124 232 13 5.6 87.3 7.4 31.9 .284 .435 .330 .332 .358 35.8 15.1 7.6 4.33 5.11
ALL 8727 1690 95 5.6 87.2 8.7 31.1 .264 .419 .328 .327 .362 33.6 17.5 8.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Freeland relies on 5 pitches.
Changeup
(25.3%) ,
Slider
(23.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(20.6%) ,
Curveball
(18.9%) ,
Sinker
(11.6%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Changeup 284 274 10 25.3 86.1 85 79 24 18 5 0 1 8 71 .304 .303 .405 .416 .327 .330 87.7 2 1412 18.5 16.3
2020 Slider 266 174 92 23.7 86.2 70 63 16 8 4 0 4 16 47 .254 .233 .508 .396 .350 .303 79.4 6 2473 32.3 17.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 232 188 44 20.6 92.2 42 36 11 8 2 0 1 4 33 .306 .296 .444 .387 .352 .341 86.2 8 2451 11.7 8.3
2020 Curveball 212 179 33 18.9 80.3 65 61 15 12 3 0 0 14 47 .246 .263 .295 .361 .259 .288 87.5 11 2444 18.8 17.3
2020 Sinker 130 76 54 11.6 91.7 42 38 11 6 2 0 3 4 34 .289 .349 .579 .704 .387 .445 90.4 10 2414 13.5 16.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 738 631 107 41.5 92.0 171 156 46 29 7 1 9 16 143 .295 .329 .526 .570 .357 .402 88.9 11 2291 12.0 12.2
2019 Slider 540 367 173 30.4 86.7 161 144 36 20 5 2 9 42 104 .250 .232 .500 .422 .340 .312 90.0 12 2235 28.0 18.8
2019 Changeup 222 218 4 12.5 86.6 54 49 18 8 2 3 5 5 44 .367 .278 .837 .606 .502 .393 90.6 7 1519 31.5 12.5
2019 Sinker 171 122 49 9.6 91.3 62 56 18 11 5 1 1 12 45 .321 .303 .500 .434 .370 .348 88.3 2 2269 10.4 17.6
2019 Curveball 108 96 12 6.1 81.2 20 20 7 4 2 0 1 4 16 .350 .431 .600 .718 .393 .479 91.3 19 2256 36.2 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Sinker COL L 130 91.7 25.4 2.8 12 14.4 -0.2 -1
2020 Slider COL L 266 86.2 31.9 -2.9 -8 1.9 -2.9 -61
2020 4-Seamer COL L 232 92.2 17.9 -2 -13 7.1 0.1 1
2020 Curveball COL L 212 80.3 49.5 -1.6 -3 4.1 -5.6 -58
2020 Changeup COL L 284 86.1 31.6 0.7 2 11.2 -2.3 -17
2019 Curveball COL L 108 81.2 40.7 -10.4 -20 2.2 -7.2 -76
2019 Sinker COL L 171 91.3 26.3 3.2 14 13.8 -0.6 -4
2019 Slider COL L 540 86.7 30.8 -2.7 -8 2.7 -1.2 -31
2019 Changeup COL L 222 86.6 29.3 -0.1 0 10.1 -3.7 -27
2019 4-Seamer COL L 738 92 18.9 -2.7 -17 6.5 -0.5 -7
2018 Changeup COL L 445 85.5 32.4 1.1 4 11.3 -2.5 -18
2018 Slider COL L 952 85.8 32.6 -2.3 -7 2.8 -1.6 -36
2018 Sinker COL L 407 90.6 27.3 3.3 14 13 -1.5 -10
2018 4-Seamer COL L 1294 91.8 20.9 -4.1 -24 6.5 -0.9 -12
2018 Curveball COL L 148 79.9 42.9 -9.5 -18 2.5 -7.3 -74
2017 Changeup COL L 195 86.5 28 -0.3 -1 10 -3.8 -28
2017 4-Seamer COL L 669 92.2 18.6 -3 -19 8.3 0.2 2
2017 Slider COL L 655 86.2 29.8 -3 -9 1.7 -1.4 -46
2017 Sinker COL L 935 91.8 24.6 2.7 12 13.2 -1.8 -12
2017 Curveball COL L 95 80 42 -9 -18 5.5 -2.9 -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 %
2020 Sinker 0.6 1 130 11.6 42 .289 .579 .419 13.5 9.5 16.7 .349 .704 .446 44.1
2020 4-Seamer 1.2 3 232 20.6 42 .306 .444 .362 11.7 9.5 8.3 .296 .387 .343 33.3
2020 Curveball -0.2 0 212 18.9 65 .246 .295 .281 18.8 21.5 17.3 .263 .361 .288 31.9
2020 Slider 0.0 0 266 23.7 70 .254 .508 .359 32.3 22.9 17.6 .233 .396 .303 25.5
2020 Changeup -0.9 -3 284 25.3 85 .304 .405 .352 18.5 9.4 16.3 .303 .416 .331 42.3
2019 Curveball 1.7 2 108 6.1 20 .350 .600 .405 36.2 20.0 14.3 .431 .718 .479 37.5
2019 Changeup 3.5 8 222 12.5 54 .367 .837 .519 31.5 9.3 12.5 .278 .606 .394 50.0
2019 Sinker 2.7 5 171 9.6 62 .321 .500 .411 10.4 19.4 17.6 .303 .434 .349 37.8
2019 Slider 1.2 7 540 30.3 161 .250 .500 .361 28.0 26.1 18.8 .232 .422 .313 38.5
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 3 738 41.5 171 .295 .526 .388 12.0 9.4 12.2 .329 .570 .403 39.2
2018 Curveball -1.6 -2 148 4.6 20 .316 .474 .292 31.9 10.0 16.7 .379 .547 .379 33.3
2018 Sinker -1.9 -8 407 12.5 106 .242 .305 .298 17.2 11.3 16.9 .295 .389 .333 35.3
2018 Changeup 0.6 3 445 13.7 110 .286 .410 .325 26.7 11.8 14.1 .276 .408 .316 26.1
2018 Slider -0.9 -8 952 29.3 264 .203 .314 .269 31.5 35.2 22.6 .196 .327 .268 26.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -17 1294 39.8 342 .248 .384 .321 13.6 15.5 15.9 .247 .399 .324 29.6
2017 Curveball -0.8 -1 95 3.7 15 .143 .214 .190 37.9 40.0 22.2 .250 .348 .286 25.0
2017 Changeup 3.0 6 195 7.6 43 .342 .553 .442 23.2 7.0 9.1 .320 .552 .411 28.6
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 669 26.0 162 .273 .396 .337 15.2 9.3 10.1 .264 .416 .335 30.0
2017 Slider 0.4 2 655 25.5 175 .248 .471 .336 28.7 29.7 21.4 .216 .358 .284 30.3
2017 Sinker -0.2 -2 935 36.3 283 .305 .419 .367 11.3 10.2 15.2 .275 .381 .329 37.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Sinker 126 91.7 78 16.3 9:45 10:45 60
2020 Slider 254 86.2 22 4.1 1:00 11:45 -75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 229 92.2 83 15.3 11:00 10:45 -15
2020 Curveball 211 80.3 54 10.6 5:15 4:15 -60
2020 Changeup 280 86.1 94 12.4 9:30 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 670 2532 -12 -24 30 12 6
2018 856 3299 -17 -48 19 12 -35
2019 465 1768 14 -13 16 5 23
2020 300 1119 -5 -3 4 4 1
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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 2573 48.2 68.6 86.4 23.1 69.2 43.1 54.9 45.0 18.3 5.7 79.5
2018 3250 45.6 66.1 83.4 27.7 67.7 43.8 62.3 45.1 21.8 5.6 75.4
2019 1780 44.6 67.8 86.8 31.8 64.6 43.3 63.6 47.9 21.3 6.0 71.7
2020 1124 44.1 64.9 88.8 30.6 63.5 47.1 56.3 45.7 20.6 6.2 80.0
ALL 8727 46.0 67.1 85.7 27.6 66.7 43.9 59.6 45.7 20.5 5.8 76.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 56.5 16.9 21.4 5.3 32.4 40.2 27.3 7.8 38.2 18.6 21.8 5.5 4.1
2018 47.6 20.7 23.4 8.4 37.0 38.8 24.2 3.0 36.0 25.4 24.4 4.0 5.0
2019 47.3 22.1 25.2 5.4 42.5 37.1 20.4 3.7 35.1 21.2 23.2 6.8 8.8
2020 52.2 16.4 27.6 3.9 44.8 36.6 18.5 7.8 36.6 17.7 26.7 5.2 5.6
ALL 50.8 19.2 23.7 6.2 37.8 38.6 23.6 5.3 36.6 21.4 23.7 5.2 5.6
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 46 36 63 77 31 31 83 79 49 12 34 11 46 39 53 26
2018 58 49 60 69 51 18 76 87 91 40 47 28 58 31 54 18
2019 8 6 8 11 13 20 18 25 20 10 50 18 8 34 57 17
2020 24 12 34 56 25 11 66 68 58 8 62 14 24 35 84 40
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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 22.4 25 27.1 -2.1 12 14 16 64.0
2020 22.8 9 13.4 -4.4 2 11 7 77.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 25 30 32 28 29 26 26 28 26 28 29 27 23 25 25 30 22 28 28 27 21 26 24 28 28 32 29 26 29 25 29
2020 9 15 18 13 18 13 13 12 15 15 17 14 9 11 15 17 9 12 10 14 9 11 11 13 12 18 14 10 15 10 18
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92 91.5 -0.5 91.9 0.4 92 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 85.5 -1 86.6 1.1 86.1 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 85.4 85 -0.4 85.8 0.8 83.6 -2.2
Exit Velocity 86 86.8 0.8 89.5 2.7 87.3 -2.2
Launch Angle 4.6 12 7.4 10 -2 7.4 -2.6
Barrel % 4.1 5 0.9 8.8 3.8 5.6 -3.2
Hard Hit % 33.4 29.2 -4.2 40.1 10.9 35.8 -4.3
Sweet Spot % 29 30.9 1.9 34 3.1 31.9 -2.1
xBA .26 .244 -0.016 .292 0.048 .284 -0.008
BA .284 .24 -0.044 .296 0.056 .278 -0.018
xwOBA .323 .307 -0.016 .366 0.059 .332 -0.034
wOBA .34 .292 -0.048 .372 0.08 .33 -0.042
xSLG .393 .38 -0.013 .512 0.132 .435 -0.077
SLG .436 .358 -0.078 .554 0.196 .433 -0.121
K% 15.6 20.5 4.9 16.7 -3.8 15.1 -1.6
BB% 9.2 8.3 -0.9 8.1 -0.2 7.6 -0.5
Swing % 45 45.1 0.1 47.9 2.8 45.7 -2.2
Whiff% 18.3 21.8 3.5 21.3 -0.5 20.6 -0.7
In Zone Swing % 48.2 45.6 -2.6 44.6 -1 44.1 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 51.8 54.4 2.6 55.4 1 55.9 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 24.9 27.1 2.2 32 4.9 23.4 -8.6
First Pitch Strike % 54.9 62.3 7.4 63.6 1.3 56.3 -7.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 681 .340 527 4 0.8 154 26 16.9
2018 840 .292 663 53 8.0 177 51 28.8
2019 469 .372 380 51 13.4 89 14 15.7
2020 304 .330 239 23 9.6 65 26 40.0

Pitch Distribution