Luke Farrell
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 6" 200LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 6, #174, Kansas City Royals | Northwestern
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 8.44 4 0 0 5.1 8 1.88
2021 1 1 4.74 20 1 0 24.2 25 1.66
2022 0 0 5.40 6 2 0 15 14 1.67
6 Seasons 5 5 5.00 69 7 0 102.2 107 1.49
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-0 8.44 5.1 8 1.88
2021 20 1-1 4.74 24.2 25 1.66
2022 6 0-0 5.40 15 14 1.67
6 Seasons 69 5-5 5.00 102.2 107 1.49
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
2017 26 246 42 2 4.8 3.3 84.6 108.3 18.1 26.2 .212 .362 .334 .318 .296 28.6 14.8 16.4 5.54 4.36
2018 27 595 85 8 9.4 5.7 89.4 113.6 19.0 42.4 .249 .427 .338 .331 .419 42.4 27.7 11.3 5.17 4.70
2019 28 212 33 4 12.1 8.3 90.1 111.3 31.6 18.2 .171 .426 .232 .270 .332 27.3 25.0 6.3 2.70 3.16
2020 29 119 13 3 23.1 11.1 92.3 103.8 25.4 23.1 .226 .459 .402 .385 .490 46.2 29.6 18.5 8.44 6.69
2021 30 473 75 8 10.7 7.1 91.4 115.9 13.3 42.7 .284 .492 .363 .370 .438 42.7 22.1 11.5 4.74 6.07
2022 31 285 49 4 8.2 5.7 91.2 107.3 19.0 42.9 .287 .466 .363 .361 .418 42.9 20.0 10.0 5.40 5.63
Player 1930 297 29 9.8 6.3 89.7 115.9 19.0 36.7 .250 .443 .340 .340 .400 39.1 23.3 11.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Farrell relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(48.4%) ,
Slider
(37.2%) ,
Curveball
(11.6%) ,
Changeup
(2.8%) ,


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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
2017 38.1 35.7 16.7 9.5 35.7 52.4 11.9 9.5 26.2 31.0 16.7 7.1 4.8 3.3
2018 30.6 32.9 30.6 5.9 49.4 27.1 23.5 0.0 23.5 31.8 25.9 9.4 9.4 5.7
2019 27.3 48.5 9.1 15.2 33.3 30.3 36.4 0.0 15.2 57.6 12.1 0.0 12.1 8.3
2020 38.5 23.1 23.1 15.4 15.4 38.5 46.2 15.4 15.4 15.4 23.1 0.0 23.1 11.1
2021 37.3 32.0 26.7 4.0 40.0 33.3 26.7 1.3 29.3 24.0 29.3 5.3 10.7 7.1
2022 30.6 28.6 32.7 8.2 51.0 18.4 30.6 2.0 18.4 30.6 30.6 8.2 8.2 5.7
Player 33.3 33.7 25.3 7.7 42.1 31.6 26.3 2.7 23.2 31.6 24.6 6.4 9.8 6.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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 Changeup CIN R 8 85.0 24.9 -4.2 -14 10.0 -3.6 -26
2022 Curveball CIN R 33 78.6 54.3 -1.3 -2 7.3 -0.4 -5
2022 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 138 91.1 15.3 0.1 0 3.7 -1.9 -33
2022 Slider CIN R 106 82.5 41.0 1.4 4 2.7 -3.8 -58
2021 Changeup MIN R 9 83.4 27.7 -1.4 -5 10.2 -2.6 -20
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 190 91.4 14.2 0.7 5 3.6 -2.0 -35
2021 Curveball MIN R 30 76.5 62.4 4.1 7 7.3 -0.2 -2
2021 Slider MIN R 244 81.7 42.8 2.4 6 2.9 -2.6 -47
2020 Curveball TEX R 26 78.1 56.5 -0.9 -2 2.8 -3.7 -56
2020 Slider TEX R 49 81.6 42.0 0.9 2 0.9 -5.1 -85
2020 Changeup TEX R 1 83.0 28.5 -0.5 -2 15.5 3.7 31
2020 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 43 91.4 12.8 1.7 12 3.5 -2.3 -40
2019 Curveball TEX R 27 78.6 55.2 0.2 0 3.9 -1.9 -32
2019 Slider TEX R 74 82.3 39.9 -0.9 -2 1.4 -4.2 -75
2019 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 111 91.6 13.5 2.2 14 5.7 0.1 2
2018 Curveball CHC R 44 78.0 59.9 1.8 3 5.3 -2.2 -29
2018 Slider CHC R 173 84.2 37.1 -0.8 -2 2.0 -2.6 -56
2018 Changeup CHC R 30 84.5 31.4 0.4 1 11.9 -1.0 -8
2018 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 346 92.4 14.0 1.4 9 5.9 -0.1 -2
2017 Sinker CIN R 2 91.3 15.9 -2.7 -14 14.4 1.1 9
2017 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 139 91.2 11.8 2.7 19 8.6 3.1 55
2017 Curveball CIN R 20 77.3 52.1 -4.5 -8 0.4 -8.0 -105
2017 Changeup CIN R 23 83.3 31.0 2.3 8 12.2 -0.5 -4
2017 Slider CIN R 62 82.8 34.8 -2.2 -6 0.4 -5.2 -109
! 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-Seam Fastball -0.9 -1 138 48.4 24 .286 .571 .404 14.3 4.2 5.9 .312 .564 .415 40.0
2022 Slider -1.9 -2 106 37.2 31 .333 .444 .385 19.6 22.6 18.9 .312 .475 .386 60.0
2022 Curveball -0.6 0 33 11.6 11 .182 .455 .290 27.3 54.5 37.5 .155 .283 .188 20.0
2022 Changeup 9.9 1 8 2.8 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .320 .351 .293 0.0
2021 Slider 1.6 4 244 51.6 68 .210 .403 .298 33.9 27.9 24.1 .217 .386 .294 32.6
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -3 190 40.2 39 .394 .606 .472 15.3 7.7 8.8 .419 .692 .507 56.7
2021 Curveball -4.1 -1 30 6.3 5 .500 .750 .570 60.0 40.0 20.0 .271 .614 .433 50.0
2021 Changeup -0.8 0 9 1.9 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Slider -1.5 -1 49 41.2 9 .286 .571 .433 41.2 33.3 25.0 .254 .572 .420 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.2 -1 43 36.1 10 .286 .714 .478 11.1 20.0 13.3 .277 .582 .432 66.7
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 26 21.8 8 .167 .167 .329 41.7 37.5 23.1 .116 .127 .275 0.0
2020 Changeup 2.2 0 1 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 2 111 52.4 25 .136 .364 .236 16.7 20.0 16.1 .146 .384 .253 33.3
2019 Slider 2.8 2 74 34.9 19 .111 .278 .200 37.9 36.8 28.0 .187 .379 .258 18.2
2019 Curveball -2.8 -1 27 12.7 4 .250 1.000 .500 9.1 0.0 0.0 .234 .860 .431 25.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -7 346 58.2 67 .246 .632 .415 20.1 26.9 18.0 .261 .545 .383 50.0
2018 Slider 1.6 3 173 29.1 51 .265 .306 .271 37.5 31.4 30.8 .227 .284 .242 33.3
2018 Curveball 0.7 0 44 7.4 8 .000 .000 .175 28.6 37.5 18.8 .249 .290 .357 33.3
2018 Changeup -5.8 -2 30 5.0 12 .300 .600 .433 21.4 8.3 12.5 .313 .584 .434 44.4
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -1 139 56.5 35 .214 .429 .368 15.7 14.3 11.4 .226 .418 .357 30.4
2017 Slider 0.8 0 62 25.2 18 .267 .267 .282 40.0 16.7 21.4 .211 .258 .290 25.0
2017 Changeup 2.5 1 23 9.3 4 .250 .500 .313 37.5 0.0 0.0 .226 .389 .262 25.0
2017 Curveball -3.1 -1 20 8.1 4 .250 .500 .313 16.7 25.0 9.1 .113 .317 .179 33.3
2017 Sinker -3.5 0 2 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- 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
2022 Curveball 32 78.7 67 14.9 7:00 7:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 137 91.1 86 17.5 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Slider 105 82.5 18 4.3 8:30 7:30 60
2021 Curveball 30 76.5 78 19.9 6:45 6:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 190 91.4 88 18.4 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 243 81.7 20 5.3 7:45 7:15 30
2020 Curveball 25 78.1 62 14.5 6:45 6:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 43 91.4 88 19.7 12:30 12:15 15
2020 Slider 46 81.5 16 3.6 8:30 6:45 105
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 61 246 6 1 -7 -1 -1
2018 139 594 -7 9 -5 -3 -6
2019 48 212 2 2 0 -1 3
2020 27 119 -2 0 0 -1 -2
2021 113 473 2 3 -3 -2 0
2022 70 285 3 -1 -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 %
2017 246 48.8 68.3 74.4 25.4 81.3 45.9 63.9 46.3 23.7 6.9 70.6
2018 595 49.3 66.9 80.6 27.6 53.0 44.3 50.0 47.1 26.4 7.6 68.9
2019 212 50.5 55.1 84.7 27.6 62.1 39.6 56.3 41.5 22.7 8.0 52.9
2020 119 49.6 54.2 84.4 25.0 40.0 37.0 66.7 39.5 29.8 8.4 80.0
2021 473 44.0 64.4 85.1 28.7 46.1 43.8 51.3 44.4 29.0 6.6 71.0
2022 285 46.0 61.8 90.1 18.8 62.1 39.3 58.6 38.6 17.3 7.0 75.0
Player 1,930 47.6 63.6 82.7 26.1 55.7 42.7 55.1 44.0 25.3 7.3 69.3
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 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
2017 24 77 52
2018 42 87 47
2019 25 92 43
2021 19 84 49
2022 13 75 56
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 24.2 2 2.6 -1 0 2 1 50.0
2018 22.8 7 6.9 0 3 3 4 57.1
2019 23.1 3 2.7 0 0 3 1 33.3
2020 25.6 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0.0
2021 23.1 4 4.0 0 2 2 2 50.0
2022 25.0 3 3.1 0 1 1 2 66.7
Player 23.6 20 20.2 0 6 12 10 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 1
2018 7 8 6 9 7 6 7 6 7 6 6 9 8 7 6 8 6 6 7 8 7 6 9 7 6 6 7 7 7 6 5
2019 3 3 2 3 2 2 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
2021 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 5 4 4
2022 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3
Player 20 22 18 22 21 19 22 20 18 17 18 24 22 21 19 23 20 19 21 22 21 19 24 22 19 18 20 22 21 18 15
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 92.4 1.2 91.6 -0.8 91.4 -0.2 91.4 0.0 91.1 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 84.5 1.2 0.0 0.0 83.0 0.0 83.4 0.4 85.0 1.6
Breaking Velocity 81.5 82.9 1.4 81.3 -1.6 80.4 -0.9 81.1 0.7 81.6 0.5
Exit Velocity 84.6 89.4 4.8 90.1 0.7 92.3 2.2 91.4 -0.9 91.2 -0.2
Launch Angle 18.1 19.0 0.9 31.6 12.6 25.4 -6.2 13.3 -12.1 19.0 5.7
Barrel % 4.8 9.4 4.6 12.1 2.7 23.1 11.0 10.7 -12.4 8.2 -2.5
Hard Hit % 28.6 42.4 13.8 27.3 -15.1 46.2 18.9 42.7 -3.5 42.9 0.2
Sweet Spot % 26.2 42.4 16.2 18.2 -24.2 23.1 4.9 42.7 19.6 42.9 0.2
xBA .212 .249 0.037 .171 -0.078 .226 0.055 .284 0.058 .287 0.003
BA .235 .244 0.009 .136 -0.108 .250 0.114 .280 0.030 .286 0.006
xwOBA .318 .331 0.013 .270 -0.061 .385 0.115 .370 -0.015 .361 -0.009
wOBA .334 .338 0.004 .232 -0.106 .402 0.170 .363 -0.039 .363 0.000
xSLG .362 .427 0.065 .426 -0.001 .459 0.033 .492 0.033 .466 -0.026
SLG .392 .463 0.071 .386 -0.077 .500 0.114 .480 -0.020 .476 -0.004
K% 14.8 27.7 12.9 25.0 -2.7 29.6 4.6 22.1 -7.5 20.0 -2.1
BB% 16.4 11.3 -5.1 6.3 -5.0 18.5 12.2 11.5 -7.0 10.0 -1.5
Swing % 46.3 47.1 0.8 41.5 -5.6 39.5 -2.0 44.4 4.9 38.6 -5.8
Whiff% 23.7 26.4 2.7 22.7 -3.7 29.8 7.1 29.0 -0.8 17.3 -11.7
In Zone % 48.8 49.3 0.5 50.5 1.2 49.6 -0.9 44.0 -5.6 46.0 2.0
Out of Zone % 51.2 50.7 -0.5 49.5 -1.2 50.4 0.9 56.0 5.6 54.0 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 27.6 2.2 27.6 0.0 25.0 -2.6 28.7 3.7 18.8 -9.9
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 29.3 -3.5 16.7 -12.6 22.2 5.5 25.7 3.5 22.9 -2.8
First Pitch Strike % 63.9 50.0 -13.9 56.3 6.3 66.7 10.4 51.3 -15.4 58.6 7.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 61 .334 31 3 9.7 30 8 26.7
2018 Shifts 139 .338 75 2 2.7 64 8 12.5
2019 Shifts 48 .232 28 5 17.9 20 13 65.0
2020 Shifts 26 .389 17 5 29.4 9 8 88.9
2021 Shifts 113 .363 74 9 12.2 39 30 76.9
2022 Shifts 70 .363 33 8 24.2 37 22 59.5
! 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 %
2017 64 16.2 32.8% 0.0% 51 19.6 2.0% 2.0%
2018 179 17.6 19.0% 1.7% 91 21.2 0.0% 5.5%
2019 82 16.2 25.6% 0.0% 26 22.0 0.0% 7.7%
2020 38 16.4 23.7% 0.0% 25 21.2 0.0% 0.0%
2021 153 19.2 7.2% 2.0% 79 20.9 1.3% 3.8%
2022 87 18.9 10.3% 4.6% 63 20.0 0.0% 1.6%
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Pitch Distribution


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