Michael Fulmer
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 224LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2011 | Rd: C-A, #44, New York Mets | Deer Creek (OK) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 6 2.97 52 4 14 69.2 73 1.28
2022 5 6 3.39 67 0 3 63.2 61 1.37
2023 3 5 4.42 58 1 2 57 65 1.33
7 Seasons 37 50 3.94 262 90 19 674 575 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 52 5-6 2.97 69.2 73 1.28
2022 67 5-6 3.39 63.2 61 1.37
2023 58 3-5 4.42 57 65 1.33
7 Seasons 262 37-50 3.94 674 575 1.26
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
2016 23 2473 464 27 5.8 4.2 88.1 111.1 9.8 28.7 .238 .388 .285 .300 .344 32.3 20.4 6.5 3.06 3.77
2017 24 2479 514 25 4.9 3.7 86.1 115.8 9.4 32.5 .259 .407 .279 .310 .344 29.4 16.9 5.9 3.83 4.12
2018 25 2152 397 26 6.5 4.7 89.4 117.3 11.9 34.5 .262 .433 .327 .334 .382 38.2 19.7 8.2 4.69 4.79
2020 27 528 103 10 9.7 7.4 90.8 111.3 17.4 37.9 .340 .578 .440 .418 .465 44.7 14.7 8.8 8.78 8.22
2021 28 1183 199 13 6.5 4.4 86.7 112.5 12.1 33.2 .242 .385 .301 .301 .366 35.2 24.6 6.7 2.97 3.81
2022 29 1043 182 8 4.4 2.9 88.3 110.0 16.8 37.4 .235 .356 .302 .302 .345 36.8 22.1 10.1 3.39 3.78
2023 30 950 142 9 6.3 3.8 86.4 111.1 15.4 37.3 .239 .373 .320 .319 .384 30.3 27.4 11.8 4.42 4.30
Player 10808 2001 118 5.9 4.2 87.7 117.3 11.8 33.1 .253 .406 .306 .317 .363 33.9 20.3 7.6
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

Fulmer relies on 5 pitches.
Sweeper
(30.6%) ,
Four Seamer
(28.6%) ,
Cutter
(22.0%) ,
Sinker
(11.1%) ,
Changeup
(7.7%) ,


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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
2016 51.1 19.4 22.0 7.5 42.0 38.4 19.6 4.3 38.8 22.2 21.3 5.2 5.8 4.2
2017 50.8 18.3 24.3 6.6 31.5 43.0 24.7 4.7 38.1 22.6 23.0 5.1 4.9 3.7
2018 46.9 22.7 24.4 6.0 42.3 34.0 22.9 2.5 32.0 22.4 28.0 6.5 6.5 4.7
2020 38.8 21.4 31.1 8.7 27.2 42.7 30.1 3.9 24.3 23.3 32.0 5.8 9.7 7.4
2021 45.7 19.6 25.6 9.0 32.7 40.2 27.1 5.0 33.7 23.6 28.6 2.5 6.5 4.4
2022 35.2 27.5 28.6 8.8 32.4 39.6 28.0 2.2 28.6 29.7 26.4 8.8 4.4 2.9
2023 39.4 27.5 24.6 8.5 38.7 35.2 26.1 2.1 28.9 27.5 28.2 7.0 6.3 3.8
Player 46.7 21.2 24.7 7.4 36.6 39.0 24.1 3.7 34.4 23.6 25.3 5.6 5.9 4.2
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 Sweeper CHC R 270 83.2 41.6 3.0 8 16.4 2.6 19
2023 Cutter CHC R 206 89.6 29.6 -3.3 -13 5.9 3.1 109
2023 Sinker CHC R 97 94.9 20.4 -0.4 -2 13.3 -1.6 -11
2023 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 260 94.3 16.3 -1.7 -12 0.4 -7.2 -106
2023 Changeup CHC R 70 89.9 29.7 1.2 4 11.9 -2.9 -20
2022 Cutter MIN R 660 90.3 26.6 -1.5 -6 4.3 2.0 93
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 163 94.2 15.2 -0.7 -5 4.1 -3.1 -43
2022 Changeup MIN R 63 86.5 32.5 1.8 6 13.3 -1.0 -7
2022 Sinker MIN R 135 94.5 20.3 -0.8 -4 15.1 0.1 1
2022 Curveball MIN R 22 78.9 56.6 2.3 4 12.9 3.9 44
2021 Cutter DET R 471 91.2 26.9 -3.4 -15 5.4 3.0 122
2021 Changeup DET R 133 88.1 29.7 1.0 3 12.6 -1.5 -11
2021 Curveball DET R 38 79.6 51.3 -2.4 -4 15.3 7.0 84
2021 4-Seam Fastball DET R 206 95.5 13.7 -0.3 -2 2.2 -4.6 -68
2021 Sinker DET R 335 95.7 16.9 -2.3 -12 13.4 -1.2 -8
2020 Sinker DET R 181 93.0 21.0 -0.2 -1 15.3 0.8 6
2020 Curveball DET R 26 77.8 50.4 -5.7 -10 12.9 4.0 44
2020 Cutter DET R 123 87.6 30.2 -2.5 -9 4.5 1.3 42
2020 Changeup DET R 51 86.7 30.6 1.0 4 13.8 0.4 3
2020 4-Seam Fastball DET R 147 93.2 15.6 -0.8 -5 5.5 -1.4 -21
2018 4-Seam Fastball DET R 546 95.9 13.5 0.4 3 3.3 -3.8 -54
2018 Slider DET R 482 85.7 37.2 2.1 6 8.3 4.1 97
2018 Changeup DET R 309 88.0 31.7 2.9 10 12.7 -1.2 -9
2018 Cutter DET R 50 89.6 28.2 -2.3 -9 4.5 2.5 120
2018 Sinker DET R 759 95.7 18.1 -1.0 -5 14.2 0.1 0
2017 Sinker DET R 906 95.9 16.6 -0.8 -4 14.3 -0.2 -1
2017 Changeup DET R 468 87.8 30.6 3.9 15 12.6 -1.0 -7
2017 4-Seam Fastball DET R 556 95.6 13.4 -0.9 -7 4.8 -2.8 -37
2017 Curveball DET R 12 78.5 52.2 -1.8 -3 13.6 6.2 82
2017 Slider DET R 2 86.6 31.8 0.3 1 3.1 -6.3 -198
2017 Cutter DET R 525 89.3 27.4 -2.7 -11 2.5 0.6 34
2016 4-Seam Fastball DET R 875 95.6 13.3 0.9 6 2.5 -4.2 -63
2016 Cutter DET R 634 88.5 30.1 -3.8 -14 5.4 2.5 85
2016 Slider DET R 1 86.9 24.8 -8.4 -25 7.3 -11.9 -258
2016 Changeup DET R 430 86.7 33.7 4.2 14 10.8 -1.6 -13
2016 Sinker DET R 510 95.1 18.1 -1.7 -9 12.4 -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 %
2023 Sweeper 2.4 7 291 30.6 74 .183 .225 .201 48.1 48.6 26.7 .156 .178 .169 11.4
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 2 272 28.6 63 .320 .520 .408 23.7 12.7 11.9 .339 .508 .418 50.0
2023 Cutter -0.6 -1 209 22.0 51 .244 .537 .385 25.0 7.8 13.8 .265 .514 .402 23.7
2023 Sinker -2.4 -3 105 11.1 35 .250 .464 .381 19.0 20.0 23.3 .277 .431 .381 28.6
2023 Changeup 1.4 1 73 7.7 14 .143 .357 .207 58.1 71.4 33.3 .151 .341 .205 50.0
2022 Cutter 1.4 9 660 63.3 168 .232 .342 .287 30.1 23.2 24.5 .222 .338 .269 31.1
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.5 -4 163 15.6 40 .281 .500 .405 31.9 17.5 14.9 .263 .410 .373 44.0
2022 Sinker 0.8 1 135 12.9 45 .270 .270 .309 11.1 20.0 24.3 .268 .351 .353 51.7
2022 Changeup -0.8 -1 63 6.0 10 .222 .333 .285 42.9 30.0 25.0 .246 .306 .286 33.3
2022 Curveball -9.6 -2 22 2.1 7 .333 .833 .514 28.6 42.9 21.4 .195 .649 .401 66.7
2021 Cutter 1.3 6 471 39.8 125 .243 .270 .255 33.2 28.8 20.3 .212 .296 .250 27.2
2021 Sinker -0.3 -1 335 28.3 97 .295 .511 .377 17.2 18.6 23.1 .273 .469 .351 44.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 2 206 17.4 40 .200 .457 .326 30.7 27.5 17.2 .264 .543 .383 41.7
2021 Changeup -0.4 -1 133 11.2 28 .296 .370 .339 35.9 10.7 8.6 .287 .360 .297 29.2
2021 Curveball 1.4 1 38 3.2 5 .000 .000 .000 57.1 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Sinker -4.2 -8 181 34.3 58 .460 .660 .500 6.2 8.6 19.2 .346 .544 .416 48.9
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.3 -5 147 27.8 33 .367 .767 .497 8.5 12.1 12.1 .401 .828 .528 38.5
2020 Cutter 1.3 2 123 23.3 31 .250 .464 .319 36.7 25.8 16.7 .262 .434 .316 47.6
2020 Changeup -2.6 -1 51 9.7 11 .444 .556 .486 36.8 18.2 15.4 .423 .511 .465 42.9
2020 Curveball 1.3 0 26 4.9 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 33.3 16.7 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2018 Sinker -0.6 -5 759 35.3 249 .288 .441 .364 10.3 14.5 16.2 .302 .497 .377 45.2
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 2 546 25.4 104 .186 .302 .290 29.2 24.0 15.6 .233 .364 .329 30.6
2018 Slider 0.0 0 482 22.4 112 .227 .491 .302 34.9 37.5 22.3 .199 .374 .252 33.8
2018 Changeup -3.0 -9 309 14.4 79 .307 .560 .406 27.6 7.6 10.3 .278 .422 .325 30.4
2018 Cutter 3.2 2 50 2.3 11 .000 .000 .127 31.0 9.1 5.0 .198 .323 .315 37.5
2017 Sinker 0.4 3 906 36.5 297 .257 .323 .298 10.2 14.1 17.4 .277 .433 .328 29.2
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 4 556 22.4 122 .250 .398 .335 18.3 11.5 10.1 .283 .458 .358 28.7
2017 Cutter 0.9 5 525 21.2 125 .198 .310 .233 31.7 25.6 17.2 .199 .346 .250 20.7
2017 Changeup 1.0 5 468 18.9 125 .242 .400 .297 34.4 20.8 21.0 .251 .359 .273 38.5
2017 Curveball -4.4 -1 12 0.5 2 1.000 1.000 .800 20.0 0.0 0.0 .480 .566 .589 0.0
2017 Slider 1.8 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 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 65 89.8 82 13.2 1:30 2:30 -60
2023 Cutter 206 89.6 45 7.2 10:45 10:00 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 253 94.3 73 13.9 12:30 12:00 30
2023 Sinker 89 94.9 73 16.6 12:45 1:45 -60
2023 Sweeper 266 83.2 66 17.8 8:15 8:30 -15
2022 Changeup 60 86.5 90 14.3 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 Curveball 22 78.9 92 20.5 7:30 7:30 0
2022 Cutter 651 90.3 47 7.8 11:30 10:45 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 158 94.2 79 15.6 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Sinker 132 94.4 81 18.6 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Changeup 131 88.1 86 13.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Curveball 38 79.6 79 19.1 7:30 8:00 -30
2021 Cutter 471 91.2 48 8.0 11:15 10:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 206 95.5 83 15.9 12:45 12:15 30
2021 Sinker 327 95.7 84 18.8 12:45 1:30 -45
2020 Changeup 49 86.7 94 15.3 1:45 2:30 -45
2020 Curveball 26 77.8 71 15.7 7:45 8:00 -15
2020 Cutter 123 87.6 41 7.1 10:45 10:15 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 146 93.2 89 16.2 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 173 93.0 92 18.8 1:15 2:00 -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
2016 646 2,469 16 26 -11 -13 19
2017 671 2,469 6 32 -12 -10 16
2018 555 2,146 -3 14 -14 -8 -11
2020 136 528 2 -6 -4 -3 -12
2021 295 1,183 6 15 -7 -6 7
2022 270 1,043 12 5 -7 -7 4
2023 237 950 2 15 -4 -6 6
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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 %
2016 2,473 48.0 68.4 81.9 30.7 63.5 43.0 61.1 48.8 23.4 7.7 72.6
2017 2,479 50.6 69.4 83.9 29.3 63.9 43.3 61.4 49.5 21.3 6.8 75.7
2018 2,152 50.8 69.4 82.2 30.5 62.1 43.4 62.7 50.2 23.2 7.2 74.8
2020 528 43.4 65.5 89.3 26.4 63.3 41.5 52.2 43.4 19.2 5.9 87.1
2021 1,183 45.5 69.0 80.3 32.2 52.9 40.9 58.1 48.9 29.5 5.5 72.3
2022 1,043 45.5 68.4 80.6 27.3 49.7 39.8 55.9 46.0 28.7 6.4 76.1
2023 950 46.1 65.8 81.6 29.5 37.1 41.2 63.7 46.2 33.5 5.9 76.8
Player 10,808 48.2 68.6 82.4 29.8 58.3 42.4 60.5 48.5 24.7 6.8 75.0
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
2016 64 64 56 54 72 25 54 63 68 46 72 53 73 84 56 72
2017 53 31 46 63 61 24 70 78 79 17 87 28 68 88 16 76
2018 21 20 23 28 27 27 47 18 27 32 48 39 79 88 39 78
2020 1 1 2 10 1 23 18 10 13 6 47 7 38 46 16 71
2021 63 46 56 66 62 67 68 87 76 58 73 74 89 83 42 75
2022 53 53 66 75 24 87 91 55 61 45 20 71 25 57 55 66
2023 44 58 71 76 23 83 77 92 95 78 11 92 59 56 85 77
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.4 16 17.3 -1 11 15 6 37.5
2017 22.0 13 15.6 -3 7 12 6 46.2
2018 22.6 19 19.7 -1 8 12 11 57.9
2020 25.8 8 7.9 0 2 2 6 75.0
2021 24.0 7 8.0 -1 2 6 3 42.9
2022 22.1 4 3.7 0 3 2 2 50.0
2023 22.4 7 5.3 2 2 4 3 42.9
Player 23.1 74 77.6 -4 35 53 37 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 16 17 16 21 19 15 20 16 13 12 16 23 17 15 16 19 9 12 18 20 16 14 22 23 17 16 19 29 20 18 11
2017 13 15 12 19 18 17 19 14 13 12 18 20 14 12 15 16 13 15 16 18 15 17 18 18 14 14 15 19 17 16 10
2018 19 23 15 21 21 19 22 20 18 15 20 21 21 18 19 24 20 18 18 24 19 18 26 21 18 17 16 22 21 21 14
2020 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 9 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 8 9 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 6
2021 7 8 8 9 8 8 8 9 6 7 8 9 8 8 8 11 8 7 9 8 8 7 9 8 7 6 9 9 8 8 7
2022 4 5 2 6 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 5 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 6 4 3 3 5 4 3 3 2
2023 7 4 4 5 7 5 7 4 6 4 5 8 4 4 5 5 5 4 6 8 4 6 7 6 4 4 6 7 4 6 4
Player 74 80 65 90 85 76 88 75 67 60 77 95 75 67 75 87 67 68 78 91 73 74 97 88 70 68 78 98 81 80 54
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 94.1 0.8 -- 1.5 -- -- 91.6 -- 93.6 2.0 91.5 -2.1 92.7 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 87.8 1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 86.7 -- 88.1 1.4 86.5 -1.6 89.9 3.4
Breaking Velocity 86.6 79.6 -7.0 -- 6.1 -- -- 77.8 -- 79.6 1.8 78.9 -0.7 83.2 4.3
Exit Velocity 88.1 86.1 -2.0 -- 3.3 -- -- 90.8 -- 86.7 -4.1 88.3 1.6 86.4 -1.9
Launch Angle 9.8 9.4 -0.4 -- 2.5 -- -- 17.4 -- 12.1 -5.3 16.8 4.7 15.4 -1.4
Barrel % 5.8 4.9 -0.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 9.7 -- 6.5 -3.2 4.4 -2.1 6.3 1.9
Hard Hit % 32.3 29.4 -2.9 -- 8.8 -- -- 44.7 -- 35.2 -9.5 36.8 1.6 30.3 -6.5
Sweet Spot % 28.7 32.5 3.8 -- 2.0 -- -- 37.9 -- 33.2 -4.7 37.4 4.2 37.3 -0.1
xBA .238 .259 0.021 -- 0.003 -- -- .340 -- .242 -0.098 .235 -0.007 .239 0.004
BA .231 .243 0.012 -- 0.011 -- -- .375 -- .256 -0.119 .247 -0.009 .235 -0.012
xwOBA .300 .310 0.010 -- 0.024 -- -- .418 -- .301 -0.117 .302 0.001 .319 0.017
wOBA .285 .279 -0.006 -- 0.048 -- -- .440 -- .301 -0.139 .302 0.001 .320 0.018
xSLG .388 .407 0.019 -- 0.026 -- -- .578 -- .385 -0.193 .356 -0.029 .373 0.017
SLG .361 .350 -0.011 -- 0.087 -- -- .617 -- .378 -0.239 .364 -0.014 .402 0.038
K% 20.4 16.9 -3.5 -- 2.8 -- -- 14.7 -- 24.6 9.9 22.1 -2.5 27.4 5.3
BB% 6.5 5.9 -0.6 -- 2.3 -- -- 8.8 -- 6.7 -2.1 10.1 3.4 11.8 1.7
Swing % 48.8 49.5 0.7 -- 0.7 -- -- 43.4 -- 48.9 5.5 46.0 -2.9 46.2 0.2
Whiff% 23.4 21.3 -2.1 -- 1.9 -- -- 19.2 -- 29.5 10.3 28.7 -0.8 33.5 4.8
In Zone % 48.0 50.6 2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 43.4 -- 45.5 2.1 45.5 0.0 46.1 0.6
Out of Zone % 52.0 49.4 -2.6 -- -0.2 -- -- 56.6 -- 54.5 -2.1 54.5 0.0 53.9 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 30.7 29.3 -1.4 -- 1.2 -- -- 26.4 -- 32.2 5.8 27.3 -4.9 29.5 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 30.3 33.3 3.0 -- 2.4 -- -- 28.7 -- 34.8 6.1 30.7 -4.1 35.0 4.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 61.4 0.3 -- 1.3 -- -- 52.2 -- 58.1 5.9 55.9 -2.2 63.7 7.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 631 .284 303 2 0.7 328 74 22.6
2017 Shifts 671 .279 357 5 1.4 314 73 23.2
2018 Shifts 557 .327 254 13 5.1 303 91 30.0
2020 Shifts 136 .440 61 14 23.0 75 64 85.3
2021 Shifts 295 .301 162 26 16.0 133 101 75.9
2022 Shifts 270 .302 163 34 20.9 107 79 73.8
2023 Shades 227 .322 139 3 2.2 88 26 29.5
! 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