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Luke Farrell
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 6" 200LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 6, #174, Kansas City Royals | Northwestern
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 1 4.74 20 1 0 24.2 25 1.66
5 Seasons 5 5 4.93 63 5 0 87.2 93 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 20 1-1 4.74 24.2 25 1.66
5 Seasons 63 5-5 4.93 87.2 93 1.46

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
2017 26 246 42 2 4.8 84.6 108.3 18.1 26.2 .205 .348 .334 .308 .283 28.6 14.8 16.4 5.54 4.15
2018 27 595 85 8 9.4 89.4 113.6 19 42.4 .250 .428 .338 .331 .419 42.4 27.7 11.3 5.17 4.76
2019 28 212 33 4 12.1 90.1 111.3 31.6 18.2 .167 .417 .232 .265 .322 27.3 25 6.3 2.70 3.11
2020 29 119 13 3 23.1 92.3 103.8 25.4 23.1 .215 .436 .402 .370 .450 46.2 29.6 18.5 8.44 6.13
2021 30 473 75 8 10.7 91.4 115.9 13.3 42.7 .279 .482 .363 .367 .432 42.7 22.1 11.5 4.74 6.04
1645 248 25 10.1 89.4 115.9 19 35.5 .239 .431 .336 .332 .388 38.3 23.8 12.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Farrell relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(51.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(40.2%) ,
Curveball
(6.3%) ,
Changeup
(1.7%) ,
Sinker
(0.2%) ,


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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%
2021 Slider 244 167 77 51.6 81.7 68 62 13 8 1 1 3 19 43 0.210 0.216 0.403 0.382 0.294 0.293 88.2 15 2546 6.1 33.9 24.1
2021 4-Seam Fastball 190 114 76 40.2 91.3 39 33 13 8 4 0 1 3 30 0.394 0.408 0.606 0.666 0.466 0.494 96.0 14 2379 6.3 15.3 8.8
2021 Curveball 30 14 16 6.3 76.5 5 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 0.500 0.277 0.750 0.636 0.562 0.446 91.7 -27 2616 6.1 60.0 20.0
2021 Changeup 8 4 4 1.7 83.6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 1517 6.3 100.0 25.0
2021 Sinker 1 1 0 0.2 90.6 2373 6.3
2020 Slider 49 36 13 41.2 81.6 9 7 2 0 2 0 0 3 4 0.286 0.254 0.571 0.572 0.430 0.420 87.6 32 2500 6.1 41.2 25.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 43 31 12 36.1 91.4 10 7 2 1 0 0 1 2 6 0.286 0.277 0.714 0.582 0.473 0.432 87.3 9 2479 6.3 11.1 13.3
2020 Curveball 26 15 11 21.8 78.1 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 0.167 0.097 0.167 0.106 0.289 0.244 85.7 23 2585 6.0 41.7 23.1
2020 Changeup 1 0 1 0.8 83.0 1942 6.3
! 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 %
2017 38.1 35.7 16.7 9.5 35.7 52.4 11.9 9.5 26.2 31 16.7 7.1 4.8
2018 30.6 32.9 30.6 5.9 49.4 27.1 23.5 0 23.5 31.8 25.9 9.4 9.4
2019 27.3 48.5 9.1 15.2 33.3 30.3 36.4 0 15.2 57.6 12.1 0 12.1
2020 38.5 15.4 30.8 15.4 15.4 38.5 46.2 15.4 15.4 15.4 23.1 0 23.1
2021 37.3 32 26.7 4 40 33.3 26.7 1.3 29.3 24 29.3 5.3 10.7
33.9 34.3 24.2 7.7 40.3 34.3 25.4 2.8 24.2 31.9 23.4 6 10.1
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
2021 Slider MIN R 243 81.7 42.9 2.3 6 2.8 -2.8 -50
2021 Curveball MIN R 30 76.5 62.4 4.1 7 7.3 -0.2 -2
2021 Sinker MIN R 1 90.6 13.6 -6.9 -34 9.1 -4.9 -35
2021 Changeup MIN R 8 83.6 28.1 -1 -3 10.8 -1.9 -15
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 190 91.3 14.2 0.7 5 3.6 -2 -36
2020 4-Seamer TEX R 43 91.4 12.8 1.7 11 3.5 -2.3 -40
2020 Curveball TEX R 26 78.1 56.5 -0.7 -1 2.8 -3.6 -56
2020 Slider TEX R 49 81.6 42 0.9 2 0.9 -5.2 -85
2020 Changeup TEX R 1 83 28.5 -0.6 -2 15.5 3.8 32
2019 Slider TEX R 74 82.3 39.9 -1 -2 1.4 -4.4 -76
2019 Curveball TEX R 27 78.6 55.2 0.2 0 3.9 -1.9 -32
2019 4-Seamer TEX R 111 91.6 13.5 2.1 14 5.7 0.1 2
2018 Changeup CHC R 30 84.5 31.4 0.4 1 11.9 -1 -8
2018 Slider CHC R 173 84.2 37.1 -0.8 -2 2 -2.6 -56
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 346 92.4 14 1.4 9 5.9 -0.1 -1
2018 Curveball CHC R 44 78 59.9 1.8 3 5.3 -2.2 -29
2017 Slider CIN R 62 82.8 34.8 -2.2 -6 0.4 -5.2 -109
2017 4-Seamer CIN R 139 91.2 11.8 2.7 18 8.6 3.1 55
2017 Changeup CIN R 23 83.3 31 2.3 8 12.2 -0.5 -4
2017 Curveball CIN R 20 77.3 52.1 -4.6 -8 0.4 -8 -105
2017 Sinker CIN R 2 91.3 15.9 -2.7 -14 14.4 1.2 9
! 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 %
2021 Changeup 0.6 0 8 1.7 1 0 0 0 100 100 25 0
2021 Curveball 4.1 1 30 6.3 5 0.5 0.75 0.57 60 40 20 0.277 0.636 0.448 50
2021 4-Seamer 1.6 3 190 40.2 39 0.394 0.606 0.472 15.3 7.7 8.8 0.408 0.666 0.496 56.7
2021 Slider -1.6 -4 244 51.6 68 0.21 0.403 0.298 33.9 27.9 24.1 0.216 0.382 0.294 32.6
2021 Sinker -1.8 0 1 0.2
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 26 21.8 8 0.167 0.167 0.288 41.7 37.5 23.1 0.097 0.106 0.24 0
2020 Slider 1.5 1 49 41.2 9 0.286 0.571 0.433 41.2 33.3 25 0.254 0.572 0.42 50
2020 4-Seamer 3.2 1 43 36.1 10 0.286 0.714 0.478 11.1 20 13.3 0.277 0.582 0.432 66.7
2020 Changeup -2.2 0 1 0.8
2019 Curveball 2.8 1 27 12.7 4 0.25 1 0.5 9.1 0 0 0.234 0.86 0.431 25
2019 Slider -2.6 -2 74 34.9 19 0.111 0.278 0.189 37.9 36.8 28 0.178 0.359 0.246 18.2
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -2 111 52.4 25 0.136 0.364 0.236 16.7 20 16.1 0.146 0.384 0.253 33.3
2018 Curveball -0.7 0 44 7.4 8 0 0 0.175 28.6 37.5 18.8 0.249 0.29 0.357 33.3
2018 Changeup 5.8 2 30 5 12 0.3 0.6 0.433 21.4 8.3 12.5 0.313 0.584 0.434 44.4
2018 Slider -1.5 -3 173 29.1 51 0.265 0.306 0.271 37.5 31.4 30.8 0.228 0.284 0.242 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.8 6 346 58.2 67 0.246 0.632 0.401 20.1 26.9 18 0.262 0.546 0.384 50
2017 Changeup -2.4 -1 23 9.3 4 0.25 0.5 0.313 37.5 0 0 0.226 0.389 0.262 25
2017 Curveball 3 1 20 8.1 4 0.25 0.5 0.313 16.7 25 9.1 0.113 0.317 0.179 33.3
2017 Slider -0.7 0 62 25.2 18 0.267 0.267 0.317 40 16.7 21.4 0.199 0.243 0.275 25
2017 4-Seamer 0.8 1 139 56.5 35 0.214 0.429 0.357 15.7 14.3 11.4 0.218 0.403 0.347 30.4
2017 Sinker 3.5 0 2 0.8 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
2021 Curveball 30 76.5 78 19.9 6:45 6:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 190 91.3 88 18.3 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 243 81.7 20 5.3 7:45 7:15 30
! 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 61 246 -6 -1 7 1 1
2018 139 594 7 -10 5 3 5
2019 48 212 -2 -2 0 1 -3
2020 27 119 2 -1 1 1 2
2021 113 473 -2 -3 3 2 0
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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 44.4 49.6 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 52.9
2020 119 49.6 54.2 84.4 25 40 37.8 66.7 39.5 29.8 8.4 80
2021 473 44.2 64.1 85.1 28.8 46.1 44 51.3 44.4 29 6.6 71
1645 47.9 63.8 81.5 27.5 54.9 43.4 54.4 44.9 26.5 7.3 68.3
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
2017
2018 46 85 68
2019
2020
2021 22 81 72
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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 23.1 3 2.9 0 0 3 1 33.3
2020 25.6 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
2021 23.1 4 3.9 0 2 3 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 2 3 4 2 3 3 4 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 2 3 2 4
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2021 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 2 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 92.4 1.2 91.6 -0.8 91.4 -0.2 91.3 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 84.5 1.2 0 0 83 0 83.6 0.6
Breaking Velocity 81.5 82.9 1.4 81.3 -1.6 80.4 -0.9 81.1 0.7
Exit Velocity 84.6 89.4 4.8 90.1 0.7 92.3 2.2 91.4 -0.9
Launch Angle 18.1 19 0.9 31.6 12.6 25.4 -6.2 13.3 -12.1
Barrel % 4.8 9.4 4.6 12.1 2.7 23.1 11 10.7 -12.4
Hard Hit % 28.6 42.4 13.8 27.3 -15.1 46.2 18.9 42.7 -3.5
Sweet Spot % 26.2 42.4 16.2 18.2 -24.2 23.1 4.9 42.7 19.6
xBA 0.205 0.25 0.045 0.167 -0.083 0.215 0.048 0.279 0.064
BA 0.235 0.244 0.009 0.136 -0.108 0.25 0.114 0.28 0.03
xwOBA 0.308 0.331 0.023 0.265 -0.066 0.37 0.105 0.367 -0.003
wOBA 0.334 0.338 0.004 0.232 -0.106 0.402 0.17 0.363 -0.039
xSLG 0.348 0.428 0.08 0.417 -0.011 0.436 0.019 0.482 0.046
SLG 0.392 0.463 0.071 0.386 -0.077 0.5 0.114 0.48 -0.02
K% 14.8 27.7 12.9 25 -2.7 29.6 4.6 22.1 -7.5
BB% 16.4 11.3 -5.1 6.3 -5 18.5 12.2 11.5 -7
Swing % 46.3 47.1 0.8 41.5 -5.6 39.5 -2 44.4 4.9
Whiff% 23.7 26.4 2.7 22.7 -3.7 29.8 7.1 29 -0.8
In Zone % 48.8 49.3 0.5 50.5 1.2 49.6 -0.9 44.2 -5.4
Out of Zone % 51.2 50.7 -0.5 49.5 -1.2 50.4 0.9 55.8 5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 27.6 2.2 27.6 0 25 -2.6 28.8 3.8
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 29.1 -3.7 16.7 -12.4 22.2 5.5 25.7 3.5
First Pitch Strike % 63.9 49.6 -14.3 56.3 6.7 66.7 10.4 51.3 -15.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 61 .334 31 0 0.0 30 6 20.0
2018 139 .338 75 1 1.3 64 6 9.4
2019 48 .232 28 5 17.9 20 13 65.0
2020 26 .389 17 5 29.4 9 6 66.7
2021 113 .363 74 9 12.2 39 22 56.4

Pitch Distribution