Michael King
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #353, Miami Marlins | Boston College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 4 3.55 22 6 0 63.1 62 1.28
2022 6 3 2.29 34 0 1 51 66 1.00
2023 4 7 2.50 48 8 6 100.2 126 1.11
5 Seasons 13 16 3.29 114 18 7 243.2 281 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 22 2-4 3.55 63.1 62 1.28
2022 34 6-3 2.29 51 66 1.00
2023 48 4-7 2.50 100.2 126 1.11
5 Seasons 114 13-16 3.29 243.2 281 1.18
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
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 .361 36.5 33.2 8.0 2.29 2.83
2023 28 1610 249 16 6.4 3.9 86.4 113.0 13.3 36.1 .216 .338 .269 .278 .359 31.3 30.6 7.8 2.50 3.19
Player 3906 638 43 6.7 4.2 87.1 117.2 11.2 34.8 .228 .362 .282 .295 .368 35.5 27.7 8.2
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

King relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(33.5%) ,
Sweeper
(29.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(22.2%) ,
Changeup
(14.7%) ,


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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
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 43.4 26.5 23.7 6.4 42.2 31.7 26.1 5.2 30.1 28.1 25.7 4.4 6.4 3.9
Player 44.7 24.0 25.5 6.0 39.2 32.9 27.9 6.0 32.8 23.8 24.9 5.3 6.7 4.2
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
2023 Sweeper NYY R 476 81.8 39.3 -0.8 -2 18.1 3.5 24
2023 Sinker NYY R 540 94.1 25.2 2.7 12 16.6 1.4 9
2023 Changeup NYY R 236 87.3 28.5 -2.2 -7 17.4 2.9 20
2023 4-Seamer NYY R 358 94.8 14.7 -0.1 0 6.5 -1.1 -14
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 -1.0 -12
2022 Sweeper NYY R 234 82.3 40.3 0.8 2 18.6 3.7 25
2022 Sinker NYY R 286 95.5 23.4 1.8 9 16.9 1.3 8
2021 Cutter NYY R 153 88.0 29.2 -1.6 -6 3.2 1.2 60
2021 Changeup NYY R 126 84.9 30.6 -2.4 -7 17.8 3.2 22
2021 Sweeper NYY R 103 79.8 41.5 -1.6 -4 17.8 1.4 8
2021 Sinker NYY R 535 93.9 22.8 0.7 3 17.5 2.4 16
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
2020 Changeup NYY R 71 84.5 30.1 -2.5 -8 16.0 2.5 19
2020 Sinker NYY R 279 93.0 23.6 1.2 5 16.5 1.5 10
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
2019 Sinker NYY R 27 91.4 28.5 5.0 21 10.4 -4.3 -29
2019 Changeup NYY R 6 84.7 32.1 0.6 2 13.2 -1.0 -7
2019 Curveball NYY R 8 82.8 40.8 -8.3 -17 8.7 0.7 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 %
2023 Sinker 0.8 4 540 33.5 140 .268 .374 .339 16.1 27.1 33.6 .255 .417 .328 38.6
2023 Sweeper -0.3 -2 476 29.6 115 .243 .388 .318 41.0 31.3 23.8 .203 .310 .273 25.0
2023 4-Seamer 2.0 7 358 22.2 89 .195 .293 .249 25.0 33.7 27.3 .197 .346 .268 40.4
2023 Changeup 3.3 8 236 14.7 67 .095 .127 .146 43.3 32.8 23.7 .185 .219 .209 14.6
2022 Sinker 2.7 8 287 37.0 66 .258 .371 .289 25.2 22.7 34.1 .278 .431 .330 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.
! 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 233 87.3 99 19.3 2:00 2:30 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 350 94.8 83 16.6 1:15 12:45 30
2023 Sinker 500 94.1 77 18.1 1:15 2:30 -75
2023 Sweeper 475 81.8 58 19.1 8:00 9:00 -60
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
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
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
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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 411 1,610 8 20 -6 -4 18
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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 1,610 47.6 57.6 82.6 28.0 45.8 43.5 65.2 42.1 30.2 7.0 59.8
Player 3,906 49.0 61.0 79.9 28.2 52.9 43.5 64.6 44.3 28.6 7.6 64.7
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
2020 31 37 38 37 35 56 61 73 82 38 44 16 50 46 52 27 38
2021 26 24 38 49 18 61 51 53 15 42 43 40 32 62 68 41
2022 82 88 43
2023 88 80 85 81 84 53 75 92 92 90 60 78 39 56 79 36
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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 24.6 7 10.0 -3 5 11 1 14.3
Player 24.1 21 24.9 -4 13 22 8 38.1

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 7 7 5 9 9 10 10 11 7 7 10 9 12 8 11 10 13 11 12 12 10 12 15 15 9 8 8 10 12 11 8
Player 21 23 20 25 22 24 26 27 16 17 21 25 30 20 26 29 29 24 30 26 26 27 35 32 23 21 24 26 29 25 20
! 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 94.4 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.5 -0.2 84.9 0.4 88.3 3.4 87.3 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 82.8 80.9 -1.9 79.8 -1.1 82.3 2.5 81.8 -0.5
Exit Velocity 81.3 87.0 5.7 88.7 1.7 86.2 -2.5 86.4 0.2
Launch Angle 18.9 16.3 -2.6 7.6 -8.7 8.4 0.8 13.3 4.9
Barrel % 0.0 6.1 6.1 7.7 1.6 6.8 -0.9 6.4 -0.4
Hard Hit % 12.5 31.7 19.2 43.4 11.7 36.5 -6.9 31.3 -5.2
Sweet Spot % 12.5 30.5 18.0 35.2 4.7 35.9 0.7 36.1 0.2
xBA .124 .251 0.127 .257 0.006 .207 -0.050 .216 0.009
BA .222 .278 0.056 .236 -0.042 .192 -0.044 .216 0.024
xwOBA .114 .334 0.220 .333 -0.001 .263 -0.070 .278 0.015
wOBA .193 .363 0.170 .298 -0.065 .241 -0.057 .269 0.028
xSLG .141 .429 0.288 .417 -0.012 .307 -0.110 .338 0.031
SLG .222 .491 0.269 .355 -0.136 .291 -0.064 .318 0.027
K% 11.1 21.5 10.4 22.5 1.0 33.2 10.7 30.6 -2.6
BB% 0.0 9.1 9.1 8.7 -0.4 8.0 -0.7 7.8 -0.2
Swing % 43.9 44.0 0.1 46.9 2.9 45.5 -1.4 42.1 -3.4
Whiff% 5.6 21.3 15.7 24.9 3.6 36.0 11.1 30.2 -5.8
In Zone % 51.2 49.1 -2.1 51.7 2.6 48.0 -3.7 47.6 -0.4
Out of Zone % 48.8 50.9 2.1 48.3 -2.6 52.0 3.7 52.4 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 27.6 2.6 26.3 -1.3 31.3 5.0 28.0 -3.3
First Pitch Swing % 22.2 21.5 -0.7 29.8 8.3 27.9 -1.9 26.5 -1.4
First Pitch Strike % 77.8 62.8 -15.0 64.0 1.2 64.5 0.5 65.2 0.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 9 .193 5 0 0.0 4 3 75.0
2020 Shifts 121 .363 65 14 21.5 56 35 62.5
2021 Shifts 274 .298 179 27 15.1 95 46 48.4
2022 Shifts 194 .245 126 6 4.8 68 46 67.6
2023 Shades 411 .269 236 2 0.8 175 74 42.3
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 12 14.7 50.0% 0.0% 10 21.2 0.0% 0.0%
2020 140 14.8 51.4% 1.4% 88 25.3 0.0% 15.9%
2021 283 17.2 20.1% 1.8% 172 26.7 0.0% 22.1%
2022 222 21.5 0.5% 9.0% 152 25.7 0.0% 24.3%
2023 443 16.6 17.8% 0.7% 288 19.7 0.0% 1.7%
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Pitch Distribution