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Michael King
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 26

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 4 3.55 22 6 0 63.1 62 1.28
3 Seasons 3 6 4.70 32 10 0 92.0 89 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 22 2-4 3.55 63.1 62 1.28
3 Seasons 32 3-6 4.70 92.0 89 1.35

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
2019 24 41 8 0 0 81.3 104.5 18.9 12.5 .124 .141 .193 .114 .128 12.5 11.1 0 0.00 0.66
2020 25 470 82 5 6.1 87 106.6 16.3 30.5 .249 .425 .363 .332 .378 31.7 21.5 9.1 7.76 4.77
2021 26 1009 182 14 7.7 88.7 117.2 7.6 35.2 .257 .417 .298 .333 .389 43.4 22.5 8.7 3.55 4.79
Player 1520 272 19 7 88 117.2 10.5 33.1 .251 .412 .315 .328 .378 39 22 8.6
MLB 6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

King relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(53%) ,
Slider
(15.4%) ,
Changeup
(12.5%) ,
Curveball
(10.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(8.8%) ,


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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 Sinker 535 390 145 53.0 93.9 141 125 34 27 5 0 2 19 106 .272 .288 .360 .405 .318 .343 88.4 1 2290 6.2 13.5 18.6
2021 Slider 155 94 61 15.4 87.9 47 40 9 4 4 0 1 11 30 .225 .233 .400 .392 .312 .332 90.7 22 2407 6.1 28.8 26.2
2021 Changeup 126 36 90 12.5 84.9 31 26 7 6 1 0 0 5 22 .269 .226 .308 .318 .309 .297 78.1 0 2116 6.4 38.5 13.9
2021 Curveball 104 72 32 10.3 79.7 22 19 4 1 1 0 2 12 7 .211 .240 .579 .546 .373 .376 93.9 24 2670 6.3 55.3 32.4
2021 4-Seam Fastball 89 44 45 8.8 95.2 33 32 3 2 0 0 1 15 17 .094 .202 .188 .496 .136 .299 95.0 22 2383 6.2 34.0 24.6
2020 Sinker 285 155 130 60.6 93.0 71 59 19 12 5 0 2 16 43 .322 .244 .508 .365 .411 .336 88.6 8 2257 6.2 16.8 23.2
2020 Curveball 91 65 26 19.4 80.9 28 28 5 2 1 1 1 8 20 .179 .230 .393 .427 .234 .277 87.9 28 2351 6.2 32.7 28.6
2020 Changeup 71 14 57 15.1 84.5 18 18 5 4 0 0 1 0 18 .278 .281 .444 .479 .306 .327 81.5 22 1991 6.3 13.2 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 23 6 17 4.9 93.7 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 .333 .329 1.333 1.272 .669 .654 105.3 26 2373 6.1 57.1 16.7
! 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 %
2019 37.5 50 0 12.5 12.5 50 37.5 12.5 37.5 50 0 0 0
2020 40.2 28 25.6 6.1 35.4 37.8 26.8 7.3 26.8 26.8 25.6 6.1 6.1
2021 46.2 19.8 30.2 4.4 37.4 30.8 31.9 8.2 33.5 17 25.8 7.7 7.7
Player 44.1 23.2 27.9 5.1 36 33.5 30.5 8.1 31.6 21 25 7 7
MLB 45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6
! 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
2021 Curveball NYY R 102 79.7 41.7 -9.9 -19 17.6 6.5 59
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 89 95.2 14.1 0.7 4 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 0.7 3 17.5 2.5 17
2021 Slider NYY R 155 87.9 29.4 -3.4 -10 3.3 -1.2 -27
2020 Changeup NYY R 71 84.5 30.1 -2.5 -8 16 2.5 19
2020 Sinker NYY R 285 93 23.5 1.2 5 16.4 1.5 10
2020 Curveball NYY R 91 80.9 44.1 -5.9 -12 5.3 -4.3 -45
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 23 93.7 14.9 0.7 4 8.8 1 13
2019 Slider NYY R 1 83.1 30.7 -8.5 -22 3 -4.1 -58
2019 Curveball NYY R 7 82.8 42.3 -6.7 -14 9.5 1 12
2019 Changeup NYY R 6 84.7 32.1 0.6 2 13.2 -1 -7
2019 Sinker NYY R 27 91.4 28.5 5 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 %
2021 Curveball 1 1 104 10.3 22 .211 .579 .375 55.3 54.5 32.4 .24 .546 .377 71.4
2021 Changeup -1.9 -2 126 12.5 31 .269 .308 .315 38.5 16.1 13.9 .226 .318 .298 22.7
2021 4-Seamer -2 -2 89 8.8 33 .094 .188 .136 34 45.5 24.6 .202 .496 .299 58.8
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 155 15.4 47 .225 .4 .315 28.8 23.4 26.2 .233 .392 .333 40
2021 Sinker -0.9 -5 535 53 141 .272 .36 .331 13.5 13.5 18.6 .288 .405 .345 44.3
2020 4-Seamer 6.1 1 23 4.9 4 .333 1.333 .675 57.1 50 16.7 .329 1.272 .654 100
2020 Changeup 0.4 0 71 15.1 18 .278 .444 .311 13.2 0 0 .281 .479 .327 11.1
2020 Curveball -1.6 -1 91 19.4 28 .179 .393 .238 32.7 28.6 28.6 .23 .427 .277 25
2020 Sinker 2 6 285 60.6 71 .322 .508 .415 16.8 22.5 23.2 .244 .365 .336 41.9
2019 Changeup -15.2 -1 6 14.6 2 0 0 0 25 50 33.3 .004 .004 .003 0
2019 Curveball 1.5 0 7 17.1 3 0 0 .3 0 0 0 .077 .1 .073 0
2019 Sinker 3.1 1 27 65.9 4 .5 .5 .45 0 0 0 .219 .24 .2 25
2019 Slider -7.1 0 1 2.4
! 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 23 93.7 85 18.2 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Sinker 268 93 83 18.8 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Changeup 126 84.9 99 19.7 2:15 2:30 -15
2021 Curveball 102 79.7 60 18.8 8:15 9:00 -45
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 Slider 155 87.9 36 7.2 12:00 10:45 75
! 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 4 3 3 5
2021 274 1009 -18 -3 7 5 -9
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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 25 80 51.2 77.8 43.9 5.6 4.9 100
2020 470 49.4 60.8 84.4 27.7 66.7 46.2 62.8 44 21.3 6 75
2021 1009 51.6 66 78.2 26.4 65.9 43.7 64 46.9 24.9 8.8 69.7
Player 1520 50.9 64.3 80.5 26.8 66.5 44.7 64 45.9 23.4 7.8 71.4
MLB 48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019
2020 34 38 38 38 37 56 61 73 82 38 44 16 34 53 47 29
2021 25 25 38 49 18 61 51 53 15 42 43 40 25 66 65 78
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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 5 0 2 1 4 80
2021 24.7 6 6.2 0 7 3 4 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 5 7 5 5 5 0 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 6 4 4 4 5 5 6 5 4 6 5 5
2021 6 9 8 6 7 6 4 7 4 7 9 8 4 4 5 6 4 8 7 5 4 6 5 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 9
! 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 91.4 93.1 1.7 94.1 1
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.5 -0.2 84.9 0.4
Breaking Velocity 82.8 80.9 -1.9 84.6 3.7
Exit Velocity 81.3 87 5.7 88.7 1.7
Launch Angle 18.9 16.3 -2.6 7.6 -8.7
Barrel % 0 6.1 6.1 7.7 1.6
Hard Hit % 12.5 31.7 19.2 43.4 11.7
Sweet Spot % 12.5 30.5 18 35.2 4.7
xBA .124 .249 0.125 .257 0.008
BA .222 .278 0.056 .236 -0.042
xwOBA .114 .332 0.218 .333 0.001
wOBA .193 .363 0.17 .298 -0.065
xSLG .141 .425 0.284 .417 -0.008
SLG .222 .491 0.269 .355 -0.136
K% 11.1 21.5 10.4 22.5 1
BB% 0 9.1 9.1 8.7 -0.4
Swing % 43.9 44 0.1 46.9 2.9
Whiff% 5.6 21.3 15.7 24.9 3.6
In Zone % 51.2 49.4 -1.8 51.6 2.2
Out of Zone % 48.8 50.6 1.8 48.4 -2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 25 27.7 2.7 26.4 -1.3
First Pitch Swing % 22.2 21.5 -0.7 29.8 8.3
First Pitch Strike % 77.8 62.8 -15 64 1.2
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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

Pitch Distribution