Max Kranick
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 11, #345, Pittsburgh Pirates | Valley View (PA) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 3 6.28 9 9 0 38.2 32 1.71
2022 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 5 4 1.20
2 Seasons 2 3 5.56 11 9 0 43.2 36 1.65
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 2-3 6.28 38.2 32 1.71
2022 2 0-0 0.00 5 4 1.20
2 Seasons 11 2-3 5.56 43.2 36 1.65
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 23 674 127 3 2.4 1.6 88.2 112.9 21.4 36.2 .259 .394 .364 .327 .351 33.9 17.6 10.4 6.28 4.57
2022 24 76 12 0 0.0 0.0 80.3 107.4 20.8 25.0 .143 .185 .288 .230 .193 16.7 21.1 15.8 0.00 2.17
Player 750 139 3 2.2 1.5 87.5 112.9 21.3 35.3 .248 .374 .357 .318 .337 32.4 17.9 10.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kranick relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(52.6%) ,
Slider
(36.8%) ,
Curveball
(10.5%) ,


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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 34.6 28.3 26.8 10.2 34.6 33.9 31.5 3.9 22.8 33.1 29.1 7.9 2.4 1.6
2022 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 41.7 25.0 33.3 16.7 8.3 50.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 33.8 28.1 26.6 11.5 35.3 33.1 31.7 5.0 21.6 34.5 28.8 7.2 2.2 1.5
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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 4-Seamer PIT R 40 95.1 11.7 2.3 16 4.0 -3.3 -46
2022 Slider PIT R 28 87.4 30.2 -3.0 -9 5.1 0.8 19
2022 Curveball PIT R 8 77.8 57.0 1.6 3 8.5 -1.1 -11
2021 Curveball PIT R 82 79.5 47.8 -5.7 -11 7.5 -1.8 -19
2021 Changeup PIT R 50 87.4 21.8 -7.2 -25 10.7 -3.2 -23
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 327 94.2 13.6 1.0 7 6.6 -0.7 -10
2021 Slider PIT R 215 87.9 27.8 -4.6 -14 4.5 0.3 8
! 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-Seamer 0.8 0 40 52.6 9 .167 .333 .372 7.1 0.0 0.0 .170 .214 .348 16.7
2022 Slider 3.1 1 28 36.8 7 .286 .429 .307 37.5 14.3 33.3 .180 .239 .183 16.7
2022 Curveball 14.2 1 8 10.5 3 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer -2.6 -8 327 48.5 90 .367 .557 .440 20.5 16.7 18.5 .307 .467 .377 40.6
2021 Slider 0.1 0 215 31.9 59 .240 .400 .320 29.8 20.3 20.0 .225 .365 .305 32.5
2021 Curveball 1.9 2 82 12.2 18 .188 .313 .228 34.1 22.2 11.4 .154 .180 .189 7.7
2021 Changeup -1.5 -1 50 7.4 12 .273 .364 .313 29.2 8.3 16.7 .228 .320 .273 30.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 40 95.1 92 18.6 12:30 12:30 0
2022 Slider 28 87.4 43 7.1 11:15 10:15 60
2021 Changeup 50 87.4 99 17.3 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Curveball 82 79.5 55 10.5 8:15 7:45 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 327 94.2 96 18.1 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 215 87.9 55 8.2 11:45 10:45 60
! 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
2021 179 674 1 4 -7 -5 -7
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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 674 47.2 77.0 78.0 31.5 63.4 42.0 56.6 53.0 25.8 8.2 80.0
2022 76 38.2 72.4 81.0 23.4 54.5 40.8 52.6 42.1 28.1 6.6 80.0
Player 750 46.3 76.7 78.2 30.5 62.6 41.9 56.2 51.9 26.0 8.0 80.0
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 64 29 20 79
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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 25.2 4 4.1 0 5 2 2 50.0
Player 25.2 4 4.1 0 5 2 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 4 6 5 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 8 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 7 4 4 3 3 5 5 3 3 3
Player 4 6 5 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 8 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 7 4 4 3 3 5 5 3 3 3
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 95.1 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 87.4 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 85.6 85.2 -0.4
Exit Velocity 88.2 80.3 -7.9
Launch Angle 21.4 20.8 -0.6
Barrel % 2.4 0.0 -2.4
Hard Hit % 33.9 16.7 -17.2
Sweet Spot % 36.2 25.0 -11.2
xBA .259 .143 -0.116
BA .301 .188 -0.113
xwOBA .327 .230 -0.097
wOBA .364 .288 -0.076
xSLG .394 .185 -0.209
SLG .468 .313 -0.155
K% 17.6 21.1 3.5
BB% 10.4 15.8 5.4
Swing % 53.0 42.1 -10.9
Whiff% 25.8 28.1 2.3
In Zone % 47.2 38.2 -9.0
Out of Zone % 52.8 61.8 9.0
Out of Zone Swing % 31.5 23.4 -8.1
First Pitch Swing % 39.0 31.6 -7.4
First Pitch Strike % 56.6 52.6 -4.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 179 .364 87 3 3.4 92 70 76.1
2022 Shifts 19 .288 10 2 20.0 9 9 100.0
! 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

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