Michael King
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #353, Miami Marlins | Boston College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 3 2.29 34 0 1 51 66 1.00
2023 4 8 2.75 49 9 6 104.2 127 1.15
2024 7 6 3.41 20 19 0 111 129 1.23
6 Seasons 20 23 3.39 135 38 7 358.2 411 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 34 6-3 2.29 51 66 1.00
2023 49 4-8 2.75 104.2 127 1.15
2024 20 7-6 3.41 111 129 1.23
6 Seasons 135 20-23 3.39 358.2 411 1.20
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 .335 .383 31.7 21.5 9.1 7.76 4.83
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 .262 .361 36.5 33.2 8.0 2.29 2.81
2023 28 1681 267 19 7.1 4.4 86.8 113.0 12.5 36.7 .227 .364 .281 .289 .372 33.3 29.5 7.4 2.75 3.48
2024 29 1877 294 18 6.1 3.8 86.1 112.4 15.4 36.7 .232 .383 .297 .303 .378 32.0 27.6 9.0 3.40 3.68
Player 5854 950 64 6.7 4.3 86.9 117.2 12.3 35.6 .233 .375 .290 .301 .375 34.9 27.3 8.3
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

King relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(26.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(25.3%) ,
Changeup
(24.3%) ,
Sweeper
(19.2%) ,
Slider
(5.2%) ,


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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 25.8 24.7 6.0 43.1 31.5 25.5 5.2 30.7 26.6 26.2 4.1 7.1 4.4
2024 38.8 26.2 25.9 9.2 38.8 36.1 25.2 5.1 30.3 28.2 24.5 5.8 6.1 3.8
Player 42.8 24.5 25.9 6.8 39.4 33.8 26.8 5.7 32.1 24.8 24.9 5.4 6.7 4.3
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Changeup SD R 457 86.6 31.4 -0.8 -2 17.8 3.2 22
2024 4-Seam Fastball SD R 474 93.5 16.2 -0.7 -5 5.9 -1.8 -23
2024 Sinker SD R 487 92.8 26.2 1.9 8 16.1 0.8 6
2024 Slider SD R 98 86.2 34.2 -1.1 -3 3.5 -2.0 -37
2024 Sweeper SD R 360 81.9 37.7 -2.0 -5 15.2 1.0 7
2023 Sweeper NYY R 493 81.8 39.4 -0.7 -2 18.0 3.6 25
2023 Sinker NYY R 563 94.0 25.2 2.6 12 16.5 1.3 8
2023 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 381 94.7 14.8 -0.1 -1 6.4 -1.1 -15
2023 Changeup NYY R 244 87.2 28.7 -2.1 -7 17.4 2.8 20
2022 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 174 96.4 12.8 0.9 6 7.1 -1.0 -12
2022 Changeup NYY R 74 88.3 27.4 -3.0 -10 17.8 3.1 21
2022 Sinker NYY R 286 95.5 23.4 1.8 8 16.9 1.3 8
2022 Sweeper NYY R 234 82.3 40.3 1.0 2 18.6 4.1 28
2021 Sinker NYY R 535 93.9 22.8 0.7 3 17.5 2.4 16
2021 Cutter NYY R 153 88.0 29.2 -1.6 -6 3.2 1.2 60
2021 Sweeper NYY R 103 79.8 41.5 -1.7 -4 17.8 1.7 11
2021 Curveball NYY R 3 80.5 49.6 -2.6 -5 7.6 -2.0 -21
2021 Changeup NYY R 126 84.9 30.6 -2.4 -7 17.8 3.2 22
2021 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 89 95.2 14.1 0.7 5 9.7 1.6 20
2020 Sinker NYY R 279 93.0 23.6 1.1 5 16.5 1.5 10
2020 Changeup NYY R 71 84.5 30.1 -2.5 -8 16.0 2.5 19
2020 Curveball NYY R 91 80.9 44.1 -6.2 -12 5.3 -4.1 -44
2020 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 29 93.6 15.5 0.2 1 9.1 1.3 16
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 4.9 21 10.4 -4.3 -29
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 %
2024 Sinker 0.9 4 488 26.0 108 .200 .420 .293 18.8 31.5 25.0 .239 .465 .327 40.9
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -4 474 25.3 108 .269 .452 .356 20.1 23.1 13.7 .254 .461 .353 44.9
2024 Changeup 1.7 8 457 24.3 144 .198 .267 .260 35.5 28.5 23.4 .210 .273 .254 21.1
2024 Sweeper 0.3 1 360 19.2 83 .213 .293 .284 34.0 32.5 25.0 .210 .300 .260 24.5
2024 Slider -3.0 -3 98 5.2 24 .381 .714 .485 23.7 8.3 13.3 .321 .623 .426 25.0
2023 Sinker 0.7 4 563 33.5 145 .273 .398 .348 15.7 26.2 33.0 .264 .445 .338 41.9
2023 Sweeper -0.7 -4 493 29.3 122 .264 .455 .348 39.5 29.5 22.6 .226 .367 .299 26.7
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 7 381 22.7 92 .200 .294 .251 25.0 33.7 26.3 .197 .344 .264 40.7
2023 Changeup 3.3 8 244 14.5 71 .104 .134 .151 41.0 31.0 22.7 .197 .232 .216 17.8
2022 Sinker 2.6 7 287 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 .160 .194 .193 9.1
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -2 174 22.4 51 .222 .378 .313 33.7 39.2 27.8 .200 .340 .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 .289 .406 .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-Seam Fastball 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 .341 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-Seam Fastball -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
2024 Changeup 436 86.5 95 18.8 2:00 2:30 -30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 458 93.5 80 15.8 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Sinker 442 92.8 73 17.5 1:15 2:30 -75
2024 Slider 93 86.2 28 4.5 11:00 9:30 90
2024 Sweeper 343 81.9 52 16.0 8:15 9:15 -60
2023 Changeup 240 87.2 98 19.2 2:00 2:30 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 368 94.8 83 16.5 1:15 12:45 30
2023 Sinker 508 94.1 77 18.1 1:15 2:30 -75
2023 Sweeper 491 81.8 59 19.0 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 11 -2 -2 13
2023 430 1,681 4 22 -6 -5 15
2024 467 1,877 3 22 -14 -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 %
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 1,681 47.8 57.8 83.2 28.5 47.2 43.7 65.1 42.5 29.4 7.0 59.8
2024 1,877 49.7 60.8 79.4 30.1 58.5 43.6 64.5 45.3 27.5 7.2 66.2
Player 5,854 49.2 60.9 79.9 28.9 55.0 43.6 64.5 44.7 28.1 7.5 65.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 30 37 38 37 35 56 61 73 82 38 44 16 50 46 51 26 39
2021 25 24 38 49 18 61 51 53 15 42 43 40 32 62 69 41
2022 82 88 42
2023 79 70 75 74 78 46 63 88 85 88 65 73 45 54 78 35
2024 60 66 61 55 59 26 75 95 89 83 37 68 68 33 56 22
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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 24.0 10 13.0 -3 5 12 3 30.0
2024 23.1 14 11.3 3 6 4 8 57.1
Player 23.6 38 39.2 -1 19 27 18 47.4

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 10 9 8 12 12 13 13 14 10 11 11 12 15 11 14 13 16 14 15 15 13 15 18 18 12 11 11 14 15 14 11
2024 14 11 10 12 11 12 12 14 9 10 10 13 12 11 11 12 11 11 12 11 11 11 13 12 10 10 11 11 14 12 10
Player 38 36 33 40 36 39 41 44 28 31 32 41 45 34 40 44 43 38 45 40 40 41 51 47 36 34 38 41 46 40 33
! 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 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.4 93.1 1.7 92.9 -0.2 95.9 3.0 94.3 -1.6 93.1 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.5 -0.2 84.9 0.4 88.3 3.4 87.2 -1.1 86.6 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 82.8 80.9 -1.9 79.8 -1.1 82.3 2.5 81.8 -0.5 82.8 1.0
Exit Velocity 81.3 87.0 5.7 88.7 1.7 86.2 -2.5 86.8 0.6 86.1 -0.7
Launch Angle 18.9 16.3 -2.6 7.6 -8.7 8.4 0.8 12.5 4.1 15.4 2.9
Barrel % 0.0 6.1 6.1 7.7 1.6 6.8 -0.9 7.1 0.3 6.1 -1.0
Hard Hit % 12.5 31.7 19.2 43.4 11.7 36.5 -6.9 33.3 -3.2 32.0 -1.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 12.5 30.5 18.0 35.2 4.7 35.9 0.7 36.7 0.8 36.7 0.0
xBA .124 .251 0.127 .257 0.006 .207 -0.050 .227 0.020 .232 0.005
BA .222 .278 0.056 .236 -0.042 .192 -0.044 .226 0.034 .226 0.000
xwOBA .114 .335 0.221 .333 -0.002 .262 -0.071 .289 0.027 .303 0.014
wOBA .193 .363 0.170 .298 -0.065 .241 -0.057 .281 0.040 .297 0.016
xSLG .141 .429 0.288 .417 -0.012 .307 -0.110 .364 0.057 .383 0.019
SLG .222 .491 0.269 .355 -0.136 .291 -0.064 .346 0.055 .371 0.025
K% 11.1 21.5 10.4 22.5 1.0 33.2 10.7 29.5 -3.7 27.6 -1.9
BB% 0.0 9.1 9.1 8.7 -0.4 8.0 -0.7 7.4 -0.6 9.0 1.6
Swing % 43.9 44.0 0.1 46.9 2.9 45.5 -1.4 42.5 -3.0 45.3 2.8
Whiff% 5.6 21.3 15.7 24.9 3.6 36.0 11.1 29.4 -6.6 27.5 -1.9
In Zone % 51.2 49.1 -2.1 51.7 2.6 48.0 -3.7 47.8 -0.2 49.7 1.9
Out of Zone % 48.8 50.9 2.1 48.3 -2.6 52.0 3.7 52.2 0.2 50.3 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 27.6 2.6 26.3 -1.3 31.3 5.0 28.5 -2.8 30.1 1.6
First Pitch Swing % 22.2 21.5 -0.7 29.8 8.3 27.9 -1.9 26.3 -1.6 26.7 0.4
First Pitch Strike % 77.8 62.8 -15.0 64.0 1.2 64.5 0.5 65.1 0.6 64.5 -0.6
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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 430 .281 249 2 0.8 181 75 41.4
2024 Shades 450 .292 220 1 0.5 230 94 40.9
! 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 505 16.5 20.8% 0.6% 316 19.9 0.0% 1.6%
2024 571 14.4 62.2% 0.2% 303 19.5 0.0% 1.0%
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Pitch Distribution