Kyle Muller
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 7" 250LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 2, #44, Atlanta Braves | Jesuit College Prep (TX)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 4 4.17 9 8 0 36.2 37 1.25
2022 1 1 8.03 3 3 0 12.1 12 1.70
2023 1 5 7.60 21 13 0 77 56 1.96
3 Seasons 4 10 6.64 33 24 0 126 105 1.73
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 2-4 4.17 36.2 37 1.25
2022 3 1-1 8.03 12.1 12 1.70
2023 21 1-5 7.60 77 56 1.96
3 Seasons 33 4-10 6.64 126 105 1.73
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
2021 23 677 96 7 7.3 4.5 91.1 110.7 16.0 38.5 .216 .351 .275 .304 .337 42.7 23.9 12.9 4.17 3.89
2022 24 233 39 3 7.7 5.1 88.0 107.1 16.2 41.0 .275 .427 .347 .357 .400 28.2 20.3 13.6 8.03 5.49
2023 25 1454 274 30 10.9 8.1 92.1 115.2 12.8 35.4 .315 .546 .417 .402 .440 49.6 15.1 10.5 7.60 7.40
Player 2364 409 40 9.8 6.8 91.5 115.2 13.9 36.7 .285 .484 .373 .372 .412 46.0 17.9 11.4
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

Muller relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(51.7%) ,
Slider
(25.3%) ,
Curveball
(14.9%) ,
Changeup
(8.2%) ,


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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
2021 40.6 25.0 29.2 5.2 41.7 31.3 27.1 5.2 26.0 34.4 21.9 5.2 7.3 4.5
2022 43.6 12.8 30.8 12.8 51.3 23.1 25.6 5.1 25.6 23.1 35.9 2.6 7.7 5.1
2023 43.4 28.1 23.4 5.1 43.1 37.2 19.7 3.3 28.5 22.3 26.6 8.4 10.9 8.1
Player 42.8 25.9 25.4 5.9 43.5 34.5 22.0 3.9 27.6 25.2 26.4 7.1 9.8 6.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2023 Curveball OAK L 215 81.2 51.0 -0.6 -1 3.8 -3.6 -49
2023 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 750 93.5 17.9 -2.8 -19 5.6 -1.1 -16
2023 Changeup OAK L 119 87.9 29.1 -0.2 -1 12.8 -1.5 -10
2023 Slider OAK L 368 87.1 32.3 -1.7 -5 0.3 -4.0 -93
2022 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 109 94.2 16.9 -2.7 -19 5.3 -1.4 -21
2022 Changeup ATL L 23 88.1 30.2 2.1 7 14.3 0.3 2
2022 Curveball ATL L 46 80.9 54.1 1.6 3 6.8 -0.5 -7
2022 Slider ATL L 55 86.9 34.5 0.9 3 0.7 -3.8 -85
2021 Curveball ATL L 139 80.4 52.1 -0.3 -1 5.9 -1.1 -16
2021 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 280 93.4 16.2 -1.6 -11 6.5 -0.1 -2
2021 Changeup ATL L 13 88.0 29.9 1.7 6 14.6 0.8 6
2021 Slider ATL L 237 86.6 32.5 -1.7 -5 0.7 -3.4 -83
2021 Sinker ATL L 7 93.5 16.4 -4.0 -20 12.0 -2.4 -17
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.4 -18 751 51.7 201 .395 .663 .486 15.9 11.4 12.5 .358 .648 .461 62.3
2023 Slider -0.8 -3 368 25.3 114 .293 .475 .362 24.2 15.8 16.8 .276 .487 .362 29.4
2023 Curveball -1.9 -4 216 14.9 42 .268 .415 .304 28.4 35.7 14.2 .274 .348 .281 50.0
2023 Changeup -2.6 -3 119 8.2 14 .333 .500 .407 40.6 0.0 0.0 .154 .246 .244 33.3
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.1 1 109 46.8 35 .290 .323 .310 15.9 17.1 19.4 .248 .298 .282 23.1
2022 Slider -1.5 -1 55 23.6 12 .143 .571 .458 45.5 16.7 13.3 .270 .662 .521 40.0
2022 Curveball -2.1 -1 46 19.7 10 .200 .300 .285 38.9 40.0 14.8 .289 .410 .372 33.3
2022 Changeup -2.9 -1 23 9.9 2 .500 2.000 1.000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .644 1.690 .978 50.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 1 280 41.4 60 .275 .373 .354 18.3 15.0 13.8 .247 .363 .322 51.2
2021 Slider 2.5 6 237 35.0 70 .138 .259 .232 34.6 25.7 19.4 .195 .335 .288 30.2
2021 Curveball -0.7 -1 140 20.7 22 .211 .211 .259 48.1 45.5 22.7 .204 .389 .312 66.7
2021 Changeup -1.4 0 13 1.9 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker 1.4 0 7 1.0 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .350 0.0
! 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
2023 Changeup 112 87.9 89 14.7 10:15 9:45 30
2023 Curveball 215 81.2 64 12.7 5:00 5:30 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 748 93.5 68 13.9 10:45 11:15 -30
2023 Slider 366 87.1 16 2.9 10:30 12:30 -120
2022 Changeup 21 88.1 82 15.9 10:30 9:30 60
2022 Curveball 46 80.9 71 16.3 5:00 5:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 109 94.2 72 14.3 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Slider 55 86.9 10 1.7 11:30 3:00 -210
2021 Changeup 13 88.0 84 15.8 10:30 9:30 60
2021 Curveball 139 80.4 71 13.7 4:45 5:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 280 93.4 82 16.0 10:45 11:15 -30
2021 Slider 237 86.6 20 3.1 11:00 12:45 -105
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 154 677 9 7 -5 -4 6
2022 59 233 2 1 -3 -1 -1
2023 371 1,454 -9 0 -12 -7 -29
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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 %
2021 677 45.5 66.9 77.2 27.6 48.0 37.1 48.7 45.5 30.8 7.7 67.3
2022 233 51.1 69.7 81.9 23.7 40.7 42.9 62.7 47.2 26.4 9.4 81.8
2023 1,454 51.5 71.3 86.1 24.1 54.7 41.2 53.2 48.4 21.0 7.4 83.3
Player 2,364 49.7 70.0 83.5 25.2 51.2 40.2 53.0 47.5 24.2 7.7 78.6
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 47 91 42 42
2022 56 86 71
2023 1 1 1 2 1 25 9 1 1 4 21 13 7 40 87 29 54
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 21.1 2 2.5 -1 3 5 0 0.0
2022 26.1 2 1.9 0 0 1 1 50.0
2023 23.1 16 16.7 -1 7 15 6 37.5
Player 23.2 20 21.1 -1 10 21 7 35.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 2 4 1 6 3 2 4 3 1 0 0 4 3 1 3 5 2 3 4 3 2 2 5 4 0 0 4 2 2 1 1
2022 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
2023 16 10 15 19 18 15 17 16 15 13 14 21 18 13 18 19 22 14 15 22 14 16 27 22 12 13 17 19 18 15 14
Player 20 15 18 27 23 19 23 21 18 15 16 27 23 16 23 26 26 19 21 27 18 20 34 28 13 15 23 23 22 18 17
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.4 94.2 0.8 93.5 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 88.0 88.1 0.1 87.9 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 84.3 84.1 -0.2 84.9 0.8
Exit Velocity 91.1 88.0 -3.1 92.1 4.1
Launch Angle 16.0 16.2 0.2 12.8 -3.4
Barrel % 7.3 7.7 0.4 10.9 3.2
Hard Hit % 42.7 28.2 -14.5 49.6 21.4
Sweet Spot % 38.5 41.0 2.5 35.4 -5.6
xBA .216 .275 0.059 .315 0.040
BA .202 .260 0.058 .346 0.086
xwOBA .304 .357 0.053 .402 0.045
wOBA .275 .347 0.072 .417 0.070
xSLG .351 .427 0.076 .546 0.119
SLG .295 .420 0.125 .568 0.148
K% 23.9 20.3 -3.6 15.1 -5.2
BB% 12.9 13.6 0.7 10.5 -3.1
Swing % 45.5 47.2 1.7 48.4 1.2
Whiff% 30.8 26.4 -4.4 21.0 -5.4
In Zone % 45.5 51.1 5.6 51.5 0.4
Out of Zone % 54.5 48.9 -5.6 48.5 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 27.6 23.7 -3.9 24.1 0.4
First Pitch Swing % 26.6 27.1 0.5 30.9 3.8
First Pitch Strike % 48.7 62.7 14.0 53.2 -9.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 154 .275 118 58 49.2 36 13 36.1
2022 Shifts 59 .347 50 11 22.0 9 3 33.3
2023 Shades 371 .417 293 1 0.3 78 27 34.6
! 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 %
2021 201 14.4 54.7% 1.0% 96 21.7 1.0% 3.1%
2022 50 13.4 62.0% 2.0% 45 20.1 2.2% 4.4%
2023 386 14.9 51.0% 0.0% 229 18.8 6.1% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution