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 8 2.75 49 9 6 104.2 127 1.15
5 Seasons 13 17 3.38 115 19 7 247.2 282 1.19
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 49 4-8 2.75 104.2 127 1.15
5 Seasons 115 13-17 3.38 247.2 282 1.19
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 .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 .263 .361 36.5 33.2 8.0 2.29 2.83
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
Player 3977 656 46 7.0 4.4 87.2 117.2 11.0 35.1 .233 .372 .287 .300 .373 36.2 27.2 8.0
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

King relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(33.5%) ,
Sweeper
(29.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(22.7%) ,
Changeup
(14.5%) ,


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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
Player 44.7 23.8 25.9 5.8 39.6 32.8 27.6 5.9 32.9 23.3 25.2 5.2 7.0 4.4
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 Sinker NYY R 563 94.0 25.2 2.7 12 16.5 1.3 9
2023 Sweeper NYY R 493 81.8 39.4 -0.8 -2 18.0 3.4 24
2023 Changeup NYY R 244 87.2 28.7 -2.1 -7 17.4 2.9 20
2023 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 381 94.7 14.8 -0.1 -1 6.4 -1.1 -15
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 9 16.9 1.3 8
2022 4-Seam Fastball 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
2021 Curveball NYY R 3 80.5 49.6 -2.6 -5 7.6 -2.0 -21
2021 Sweeper NYY R 103 79.8 41.5 -1.6 -4 17.8 1.4 8
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
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
2020 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 29 93.6 15.5 0.2 1 9.1 1.3 17
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 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 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
2019 Changeup NYY R 6 84.7 32.1 0.6 2 13.2 -1.0 -7
! 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 0.7 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 .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-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
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
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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
Player 3,977 49.0 61.0 80.2 28.4 53.3 43.6 64.5 44.4 28.3 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 79 70 75 74 77 46 63 88 85 88 65 73 45 54 78 35
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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
Player 23.9 24 27.9 -4 13 23 10 41.7

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
Player 24 25 23 28 25 27 29 30 19 21 22 28 33 23 29 32 32 27 33 29 29 30 38 35 26 24 27 30 32 28 23
! 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 94.3 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 84.5 -0.2 84.9 0.4 88.3 3.4 87.2 -1.1
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 86.8 0.6
Launch Angle 18.9 16.3 -2.6 7.6 -8.7 8.4 0.8 12.5 4.1
Barrel % 0.0 6.1 6.1 7.7 1.6 6.8 -0.9 7.1 0.3
Hard Hit % 12.5 31.7 19.2 43.4 11.7 36.5 -6.9 33.3 -3.2
Sweet Spot % 12.5 30.5 18.0 35.2 4.7 35.9 0.7 36.7 0.8
xBA .124 .251 0.127 .257 0.006 .207 -0.050 .227 0.020
BA .222 .278 0.056 .236 -0.042 .192 -0.044 .226 0.034
xwOBA .114 .335 0.221 .333 -0.002 .263 -0.070 .289 0.026
wOBA .193 .363 0.170 .298 -0.065 .241 -0.057 .281 0.040
xSLG .141 .429 0.288 .417 -0.012 .307 -0.110 .364 0.057
SLG .222 .491 0.269 .355 -0.136 .291 -0.064 .346 0.055
K% 11.1 21.5 10.4 22.5 1.0 33.2 10.7 29.5 -3.7
BB% 0.0 9.1 9.1 8.7 -0.4 8.0 -0.7 7.4 -0.6
Swing % 43.9 44.0 0.1 46.9 2.9 45.5 -1.4 42.5 -3.0
Whiff% 5.6 21.3 15.7 24.9 3.6 36.0 11.1 29.4 -6.6
In Zone % 51.2 49.1 -2.1 51.7 2.6 48.0 -3.7 47.8 -0.2
Out of Zone % 48.8 50.9 2.1 48.3 -2.6 52.0 3.7 52.2 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 27.6 2.6 26.3 -1.3 31.3 5.0 28.5 -2.8
First Pitch Swing % 22.2 21.5 -0.7 29.8 8.3 27.9 -1.9 26.3 -1.6
First Pitch Strike % 77.8 62.8 -15.0 64.0 1.2 64.5 0.5 65.1 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
! 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%
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Pitch Distribution