Michael King
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #353, Miami Marlins | Boston College

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 2 2.08 20 0 3 34.2 40 1.07
5 Seasons 10 11 3.50 86 10 4 177.2 195 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 20 1-2 2.08 34.2 40 1.07
5 Seasons 86 10-11 3.50 177.2 195 1.19

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
2019 24 41 8 0 0.0 0.0 81.3 104.5 18.9 12.5 .124 .141 .193 .114 .128 12.5 11.1 0.0 0.00 0.65
2020 25 470 82 5 6.1 4.1 87.0 106.6 16.3 30.5 .251 .429 .363 .334 .383 31.7 21.5 9.1 7.76 4.80
2021 26 1009 182 14 7.7 5.1 88.7 117.2 7.6 35.2 .257 .417 .298 .333 .389 43.4 22.5 8.7 3.55 4.76
2022 27 776 117 8 6.8 4.0 86.2 109.5 8.4 35.9 .207 .307 .241 .263 .362 36.5 33.2 8.0 2.29 2.83
2023 28 557 89 4 4.5 2.8 85.7 109.1 8.9 36.0 .233 .340 .264 .287 .360 28.1 28.4 7.1 2.08 3.31
Player 2853 478 31 6.5 4.2 87.1 117.2 9.7 34.3 .236 .371 .286 .303 .371 36.3 26.2 8.2
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

King relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(31.1%) ,
Sweeper
(30.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(23%) ,
Changeup
(15.3%) ,


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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
2019 37.5 50.0 0.0 12.5 12.5 50.0 37.5 12.5 37.5 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020 40.2 31.7 22.0 6.1 35.4 37.8 26.8 7.3 26.8 26.8 25.6 6.1 6.1 4.1
2021 46.2 19.8 30.2 4.4 37.4 30.8 31.9 8.2 33.5 17.0 25.8 7.7 7.7 5.1
2022 48.7 17.9 26.5 6.8 40.2 34.2 25.6 2.6 41.0 21.4 23.1 3.4 6.8 4.0
2023 50.6 20.2 25.8 3.4 47.2 32.6 20.2 3.4 34.8 21.3 32.6 3.4 4.5 2.8
Player 46.4 22.0 26.6 5.2 39.1 33.5 27.4 5.9 34.5 21.1 25.9 5.4 6.5 4.2
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 4-Seamer NYY R 128 94.4 14.4 0.2 2 7.5 0.0 0
2023 Changeup NYY R 85 87.4 27.9 -2.6 -8 17.7 2.6 17
2023 Sinker NYY R 173 93.9 24.2 1.9 8 17.2 1.7 11
2023 Sweeper NYY R 171 81.5 38.9 -1.2 -3 17.9 2.8 19
2022 Changeup NYY R 74 88.3 27.4 -3.0 -10 17.8 3.1 21
2022 4-Seamer NYY R 174 96.4 12.8 0.9 6 7.1 -0.9 -11
2022 Sinker NYY R 286 95.5 23.4 2.0 9 16.9 1.4 9
2022 Sweeper NYY R 234 82.3 40.3 0.8 2 18.6 3.7 25
2021 Cutter NYY R 153 88.0 29.2 -1.6 -6 3.2 1.2 60
2021 Curveball NYY R 3 80.5 49.6 -2.6 -5 7.6 -2.0 -21
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 89 95.2 14.1 0.7 5 9.7 1.6 20
2021 Changeup NYY R 126 84.9 30.6 -2.4 -7 17.8 3.2 22
2021 Sinker NYY R 535 93.9 22.8 0.8 3 17.5 2.5 17
2021 Sweeper NYY R 103 79.8 41.5 -1.6 -4 17.8 1.4 8
2020 Sinker NYY R 279 93.0 23.6 1.3 6 16.5 1.6 11
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 29 93.6 15.5 0.2 1 9.1 1.3 17
2020 Curveball NYY R 91 80.9 44.1 -6.2 -12 5.3 -4.1 -44
2020 Changeup NYY R 71 84.5 30.1 -2.5 -8 16.0 2.5 19
2019 Curveball NYY R 8 82.8 40.8 -8.3 -17 8.7 0.6 7
2019 Changeup NYY R 6 84.7 32.1 0.6 2 13.2 -1.0 -7
2019 Sinker NYY R 27 91.4 28.5 5.0 21 10.4 -4.3 -29
! 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 Sinker -2.1 -4 173 31.1 50 .156 .333 .254 17.9 30.0 35.7 .235 .450 .332 43.3
2023 Sweeper 1.0 2 171 30.7 37 .286 .371 .328 38.8 27.0 23.3 .271 .326 .304 24.0
2023 4-Seamer -1.2 -1 128 23.0 31 .286 .321 .311 24.1 32.3 26.3 .194 .250 .243 22.2
2023 Changeup -3.1 -3 85 15.3 23 .095 .143 .154 39.6 21.7 13.5 .217 .251 .250 12.5
2022 Sinker -2.7 -8 287 37.0 66 .258 .371 .289 25.2 22.7 34.1 .278 .432 .331 45.7
2022 Sweeper -2.6 -6 238 30.7 58 .130 .204 .197 42.3 36.2 25.9 .161 .194 .193 9.1
2022 4-Seamer 1.1 2 174 22.4 51 .222 .378 .313 33.7 39.2 27.8 .201 .341 .303 65.4
2022 Changeup -2.8 -2 75 9.7 21 .095 .095 .090 57.9 47.6 38.5 .129 .158 .125 10.0
2021 Sinker -0.7 -4 535 53.0 141 .272 .360 .344 13.5 13.5 18.6 .288 .405 .345 44.3
2021 Cutter -0.4 -1 153 15.2 47 .225 .400 .315 29.2 23.4 27.5 .233 .392 .333 40.0
2021 Changeup -2.0 -3 126 12.5 31 .269 .308 .315 38.5 16.1 13.9 .226 .318 .298 22.7
2021 Sweeper 1.0 1 103 10.2 22 .211 .579 .375 55.3 54.5 32.4 .240 .546 .377 71.4
2021 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 89 8.8 33 .094 .188 .136 34.0 45.5 24.6 .202 .495 .298 58.8
2021 Curveball 1.3 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker 1.9 5 279 59.4 69 .328 .517 .423 16.2 21.7 22.7 .253 .378 .340 41.9
2020 Curveball -1.7 -2 91 19.4 28 .179 .393 .238 32.7 28.6 28.6 .230 .427 .277 25.0
2020 Changeup 0.3 0 71 15.1 18 .278 .444 .311 13.2 0.0 0.0 .280 .477 .326 11.1
2020 4-Seamer 5.0 1 29 6.2 6 .250 1.000 .567 55.6 50.0 20.0 .247 .954 .553 100.0
2019 Sinker 3.1 1 27 65.9 4 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .219 .240 .200 25.0
2019 Curveball 0.3 0 8 19.5 3 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .077 .100 .073 0.0
2019 Changeup -15.1 -1 6 14.6 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 50.0 33.3 .004 .004 .003 0.0
! 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 Changeup 70 84.5 98 18.4 2:15 2:15 0
2020 Curveball 91 80.9 43 7.4 8:15 7:45 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 29 93.6 85 18.0 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Sinker 262 93.0 83 18.9 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Changeup 126 84.9 99 19.7 2:15 2:30 -15
2021 Cutter 153 88.0 36 7.1 12:00 10:45 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 89 95.2 88 18.7 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 521 93.9 85 19.8 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Sweeper 101 79.7 60 18.8 8:15 9:00 -45
2022 Changeup 74 88.3 98 19.8 2:00 2:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 174 96.4 83 17.8 1:15 12:45 30
2022 Sinker 278 95.5 79 18.7 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Sweeper 231 82.3 62 19.6 8:00 8:45 -45
2023 Changeup 85 87.4 99 19.7 2:00 2:15 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 127 94.4 86 17.6 1:15 12:45 30
2023 Sinker 164 93.9 79 19.0 1:15 2:30 -75
2023 Sweeper 171 81.5 56 18.9 8:15 9:00 -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
2020 127 493 -5 3 3 3 4
2021 274 1,009 -17 -3 7 5 -7
2022 194 768 -6 -12 2 2 -14
2023 141 557 1 -12 3 2 -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 %
2019 41 51.2 61.9 100.0 25.0 80.0 51.2 77.8 43.9 5.6 4.9 100.0
2020 470 49.1 61.0 84.4 27.6 66.7 46.2 62.8 44.0 21.3 6.0 75.0
2021 1,009 51.7 66.1 78.0 26.3 66.4 43.7 64.0 46.9 24.9 8.9 70.0
2022 776 48.0 60.7 73.7 31.3 44.0 41.4 64.5 45.5 36.0 8.2 60.3
2023 557 47.0 59.2 85.2 28.8 43.5 47.4 69.5 43.1 29.6 6.3 77.1
Player 2,853 49.4 62.5 79.5 28.4 55.0 44.3 65.1 45.3 28.0 7.7 69.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2020 32 37 38 37 35 56 61 73 82 38 44 16 50 54 49 27 40
2021 26 25 38 49 19 61 51 53 15 42 43 40 32 45 69 40
2022 84 86 42
2023 76 59 79 85 68 75 86 92 95 80 68 75 50 60 77 43
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.1 5 4.9 0 1 3 2 40.0
2021 24.7 6 7.3 -1 4 6 4 66.7
2022 21.8 3 2.7 0 3 2 1 33.3
2023 24.3 2 2.4 0 0 3 0 0.0
Player 23.9 16 17.3 -1 8 14 7 43.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 6 5 5 6 4 5 4 6 6 5 5 2
2021 6 9 7 8 5 6 8 8 4 4 5 7 9 4 7 11 8 7 10 5 8 8 10 10 7 7 8 7 9 6 7
2022 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 4 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
2023 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 2 3 2
Player 16 18 16 19 16 17 19 18 11 12 13 18 20 13 18 22 19 16 21 17 18 17 23 20 15 15 19 19 19 17 14
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.4 93.1 1.7 92.9 -0.2 95.9 3.0 94.1 -1.8
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.5 -0.2 84.9 0.4 88.3 3.4 87.4 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 82.8 80.9 -1.9 79.8 -1.1 82.3 2.5 81.5 -0.8
Exit Velocity 81.3 87.0 5.7 88.7 1.7 86.2 -2.5 85.7 -0.5
Launch Angle 18.9 16.3 -2.6 7.6 -8.7 8.4 0.8 8.9 0.5
Barrel % 0.0 6.1 6.1 7.7 1.6 6.8 -0.9 4.5 -2.3
Hard Hit % 12.5 31.7 19.2 43.4 11.7 36.5 -6.9 28.1 -8.4
Sweet Spot % 12.5 30.5 18.0 35.2 4.7 35.9 0.7 36.0 0.1
xBA .124 .251 0.127 .257 0.006 .207 -0.050 .233 0.026
BA .222 .278 0.056 .236 -0.042 .192 -0.044 .209 0.017
xwOBA .114 .334 0.220 .333 -0.001 .263 -0.070 .287 0.024
wOBA .193 .363 0.170 .298 -0.065 .241 -0.057 .264 0.023
xSLG .141 .429 0.288 .417 -0.012 .307 -0.110 .340 0.033
SLG .222 .491 0.269 .355 -0.136 .291 -0.064 .310 0.019
K% 11.1 21.5 10.4 22.5 1.0 33.2 10.7 28.4 -4.8
BB% 0.0 9.1 9.1 8.7 -0.4 8.0 -0.7 7.1 -0.9
Swing % 43.9 44.0 0.1 46.9 2.9 45.5 -1.4 43.1 -2.4
Whiff% 5.6 21.3 15.7 24.9 3.6 36.0 11.1 29.6 -6.4
In Zone % 51.2 49.1 -2.1 51.7 2.6 48.0 -3.7 47.0 -1.0
Out of Zone % 48.8 50.9 2.1 48.3 -2.6 52.0 3.7 53.0 1.0
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 27.6 2.6 26.3 -1.3 31.3 5.0 28.8 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 22.2 21.5 -0.7 29.8 8.3 27.9 -1.9 27.0 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 77.8 62.8 -15.0 64.0 1.2 64.5 0.5 69.5 5.0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 9 .193 5 0 0.0 4 3 75.0
2020 121 .363 65 14 21.5 56 32 57.1
2021 274 .298 179 27 15.1 95 45 47.4
2022 194 .245 126 6 4.8 68 37 54.4
2023 141 .264 82 0 0.0 59 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo