Miles Mikolas
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 230LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 7, #204, San Diego Padres | Nova Southeastern
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 3 4.23 9 9 0 44.2 31 1.21
2022 12 13 3.29 33 32 0 202.1 153 1.03
2023 9 13 4.78 35 35 0 201.1 137 1.32
8 Seasons 54 53 3.93 178 150 0 924.1 673 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 2-3 4.23 44.2 31 1.21
2022 33 12-13 3.29 202.1 153 1.03
2023 35 9-13 4.78 201.1 137 1.32
8 Seasons 178 54-53 3.93 924.1 673 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
2018 29 3004 626 32 5.1 4.0 86.7 112.9 8.2 31.5 .245 .379 .271 .286 .332 29.4 18.1 3.6 2.83 3.42
2019 30 2867 576 35 6.1 4.6 88.5 112.9 10.3 33.0 .278 .451 .319 .330 .387 36.6 18.8 4.2 4.16 4.86
2021 32 709 142 11 7.7 5.9 87.7 109.3 9.8 28.2 .263 .429 .307 .325 .363 37.3 16.7 5.9 4.23 4.51
2022 33 3152 606 42 6.9 5.2 87.8 113.6 11.0 35.1 .252 .400 .279 .306 .355 36.0 19.0 4.8 3.29 3.89
2023 34 3197 674 66 9.8 7.7 90.4 115.5 15.0 38.9 .291 .499 .330 .354 .401 43.0 15.9 4.5 4.78 5.44
Player 12929 2624 186 7.1 5.4 88.4 115.5 11.2 34.4 .266 .433 .300 .320 .369 36.4 17.8 4.4
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

Mikolas relies on 6 pitches.
Four Seamer
(26.0%) ,
Sinker
(24.4%) ,
Slider
(24.3%) ,
Curveball
(19.8%) ,
Changeup
(5.4%) ,
Slow Curve
(0.2%) ,


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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
2018 50.8 18.8 24.1 6.2 36.1 36.3 27.6 4.6 40.4 20.3 23.3 4.5 5.1 4.0
2019 48.8 21.4 25.0 4.9 34.2 40.3 25.5 3.1 33.3 19.1 29.0 5.0 6.1 4.6
2021 53.5 21.8 18.3 6.3 31.0 43.7 25.4 4.9 34.5 19.7 28.9 4.2 7.7 5.9
2022 45.9 25.2 23.8 5.1 38.3 36.1 25.6 4.3 34.0 23.9 23.6 6.8 6.9 5.2
2023 39.0 27.7 26.6 6.7 36.5 38.7 24.8 2.7 28.9 25.1 24.9 8.6 9.8 7.7
Player 46.3 23.3 24.5 5.8 36.0 38.1 25.8 3.7 34.1 22.1 25.3 6.2 7.1 5.4
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 Changeup STL R 172 84.4 30.1 -0.7 -2 14.0 0.5 4
2023 Slider STL R 776 86.4 33.4 -1.3 -4 3.7 -0.6 -14
2023 Sinker STL R 780 92.7 20.7 -0.8 -4 14.2 -0.2 -2
2023 Curveball STL R 639 75.8 63.0 2.7 5 7.8 -0.5 -6
2023 4-Seam Fastball STL R 830 93.3 16.3 -1.7 -11 5.6 -0.2 -4
2022 Sinker STL R 701 93.0 19.5 -1.1 -5 13.3 -0.6 -4
2022 4-Seam Fastball STL R 860 93.5 16.3 -2.4 -17 4.9 -1.0 -17
2022 Slider STL R 800 87.7 31.1 -1.3 -4 3.9 -0.4 -10
2022 Curveball STL R 666 76.0 63.3 2.8 5 8.7 0.1 2
2022 Changeup STL R 125 82.7 31.0 -0.1 0 12.0 -1.0 -8
2021 Sinker STL R 162 92.8 20.4 0.0 0 13.0 -1.2 -9
2021 Changeup STL R 51 87.4 27.0 -0.6 -2 12.4 -0.9 -7
2021 Slider STL R 182 87.4 32.3 -0.9 -3 3.8 0.0 0
2021 Curveball STL R 126 76.5 62.4 3.6 6 9.6 1.5 18
2021 4-Seam Fastball STL R 188 93.2 17.9 -3.7 -26 4.1 -2.0 -33
2019 Curveball STL R 600 78.3 61.4 5.7 10 9.1 2.1 30
2019 Slider STL R 657 87.0 34.0 0.3 1 3.7 0.0 0
2019 4-Seam Fastball STL R 774 93.7 16.4 -1.4 -10 5.9 -0.7 -11
2019 Sinker STL R 666 93.4 19.4 -1.6 -7 13.8 -0.4 -3
2019 Changeup STL R 107 87.7 29.0 0.5 2 13.5 0.0 0
2018 4-Seam Fastball STL R 803 94.1 17.1 -2.4 -16 4.9 -1.8 -27
2018 Slider STL R 777 88.0 32.0 0.5 2 3.5 -0.1 -2
2018 Changeup STL R 132 88.4 28.1 0.4 2 14.4 0.8 6
2018 Sinker STL R 649 93.5 20.2 -0.1 -1 13.2 -0.9 -6
2018 Curveball STL R 642 78.5 61.1 5.1 9 9.3 1.6 20
! 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 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 -1 830 26.0 200 .286 .476 .345 18.9 19.5 14.3 .275 .451 .330 55.0
2023 Sinker -1.5 -12 780 24.4 255 .343 .555 .414 8.5 12.9 15.6 .352 .607 .424 44.4
2023 Slider 0.9 7 776 24.3 195 .245 .375 .294 22.4 17.9 16.4 .248 .413 .300 32.5
2023 Curveball -0.8 -5 639 20.0 152 .261 .387 .314 19.8 19.1 13.5 .264 .447 .326 41.2
2023 Changeup 3.1 5 172 5.4 58 .182 .382 .248 8.5 1.7 2.7 .300 .613 .388 38.2
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 5 860 27.3 217 .213 .351 .287 21.6 30.0 19.7 .228 .386 .291 43.5
2022 Slider 0.3 2 800 25.4 199 .239 .410 .304 21.2 11.1 10.0 .302 .484 .359 35.7
2022 Sinker 1.2 8 701 22.2 212 .211 .309 .264 12.5 20.3 18.1 .223 .326 .277 32.5
2022 Curveball 0.2 1 666 21.1 137 .227 .359 .280 18.9 16.1 10.9 .246 .368 .291 33.6
2022 Changeup -1.0 -1 125 4.0 40 .308 .667 .396 9.2 2.5 4.8 .299 .543 .352 30.8
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 3 188 26.5 40 .167 .278 .217 17.6 17.5 10.3 .278 .473 .339 32.3
2021 Slider 0.7 1 182 25.7 47 .186 .372 .274 27.3 23.4 16.9 .219 .420 .306 31.3
2021 Sinker -1.3 -2 162 22.8 57 .333 .451 .368 8.4 10.5 12.2 .311 .433 .357 50.0
2021 Curveball -3.3 -4 126 17.8 28 .385 .654 .463 20.8 25.0 17.1 .254 .431 .321 21.1
2021 Changeup 3.1 2 51 7.2 14 .143 .214 .154 8.3 0.0 -- .209 .327 .232 42.9
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 5 774 27.0 191 .287 .466 .346 22.4 23.0 16.6 .258 .424 .312 36.3
2019 Sinker -0.3 -2 666 23.2 191 .257 .492 .354 16.3 15.2 16.6 .304 .542 .374 48.0
2019 Slider -0.2 -1 657 22.9 185 .285 .477 .350 24.2 16.2 14.0 .286 .439 .335 31.3
2019 Curveball 0.4 3 600 20.9 146 .236 .321 .268 26.0 25.3 18.9 .254 .384 .288 27.9
2019 Changeup -0.9 -1 107 3.7 27 .348 .435 .358 14.0 3.7 4.8 .347 .507 .385 37.5
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 5 803 26.7 220 .252 .364 .285 17.0 20.5 14.3 .252 .382 .286 28.1
2018 Slider 2.4 19 777 25.9 205 .184 .245 .210 27.2 21.0 18.1 .210 .290 .233 22.6
2018 Sinker 0.2 1 649 21.6 174 .314 .434 .376 11.7 4.6 6.6 .285 .454 .346 37.7
2018 Curveball 0.3 2 642 21.4 170 .234 .347 .275 24.7 28.2 17.3 .233 .375 .270 29.4
2018 Changeup -1.8 -2 133 4.4 35 .281 .500 .354 21.7 5.7 6.9 .282 .557 .376 29.0
! 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 167 84.3 93 16.7 1:45 2:00 -15
2023 Curveball 612 75.8 81 19.9 7:00 6:45 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 821 93.3 87 15.6 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 761 92.7 84 18.1 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 761 86.4 28 5.2 10:45 9:45 60
2022 Changeup 122 82.7 96 15.1 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Curveball 650 76.1 83 20.6 7:00 6:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 850 93.5 86 15.2 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 693 93.0 82 18.2 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Slider 791 87.7 31 5.6 11:15 10:15 60
2021 Changeup 51 87.4 96 15.1 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Curveball 123 76.6 85 20.8 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 187 93.2 82 13.6 1:00 12:30 30
2021 Sinker 162 92.8 80 17.2 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Slider 180 87.4 27 5.2 10:45 9:45 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 144 518 7 -2 -6 -3 -4
2014 253 925 -7 0 -6 -2 -15
2018 804 3,004 20 27 -15 -7 25
2019 789 2,991 1 30 -14 -11 6
2021 186 709 -1 6 -3 -2 0
2022 822 3,226 14 27 -18 -8 16
2023 860 3,197 3 16 -17 -8 -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 %
2018 3,004 52.9 69.0 84.9 34.1 65.6 42.3 70.8 52.5 20.2 7.8 76.5
2019 2,867 49.5 65.0 84.8 33.4 63.6 43.7 65.7 49.3 21.5 7.4 76.3
2021 709 54.7 65.7 86.7 28.3 70.3 45.3 67.7 48.8 17.3 8.2 82.8
2022 3,152 52.7 67.7 86.8 27.9 65.1 45.4 63.4 48.9 18.5 7.6 76.8
2023 3,197 54.9 68.0 86.4 27.5 73.0 44.2 68.0 49.7 16.7 9.0 80.1
Player 12,929 52.7 67.4 85.8 30.5 66.8 44.0 67.0 50.0 19.0 8.0 77.9
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
2018 74 42 55 69 83 13 74 88 90 21 99 16 95 66 61 70 70
2019 30 11 28 47 44 12 67 53 49 20 97 19 87 55 55 60 66
2021 40 60 64 58
2022 48 32 35 44 65 5 57 65 66 24 91 5 32 40 61 60 56
2023 11 5 6 11 35 1 20 15 22 7 96 1 32 32 51 53 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 %
2018 23.1 16 20.3 -4 19 16 7 43.8
2019 22.4 27 23.0 4 16 27 5 18.5
2021 25.5 6 6.2 0 2 4 3 50.0
2022 23.8 26 25.9 0 9 15 14 53.8
2023 23.6 26 28.7 -3 15 27 8 30.8
Player 23.4 101 104.1 -3 61 89 37 36.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 16 28 16 25 20 17 26 21 16 12 13 35 21 17 20 21 17 21 21 28 18 18 31 22 14 14 18 23 23 19 15
2019 27 34 14 20 27 24 29 19 19 9 19 26 27 19 22 23 19 16 21 26 21 28 36 30 20 17 16 30 36 25 17
2021 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 4 5 6 7 6 5 6 6 5 7 6 7 6 7 8 6 5 6 7 7 6 6 6
2022 26 29 18 25 25 24 26 26 21 21 23 26 30 27 28 27 26 29 24 24 30 26 33 29 24 23 26 28 30 24 25
2023 26 21 24 26 30 26 32 26 21 23 27 29 32 25 33 30 32 22 33 31 31 30 40 37 24 24 30 32 35 29 25
Player 101 119 79 102 109 98 120 98 81 70 88 123 116 93 109 107 99 95 105 116 106 109 148 124 87 84 97 120 130 103 88
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 -- -0.3 -- -- 93.0 -- 93.3 0.3 93.0 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 88.4 -- -0.7 -- -- 87.4 -- 82.7 -4.7 84.4 1.7
Breaking Velocity 83.7 -- -0.8 -- -- 83.0 -- 82.4 -0.6 81.6 -0.8
Exit Velocity 86.7 -- 1.8 -- -- 87.7 -- 87.8 0.1 90.4 2.6
Launch Angle 8.2 -- 2.1 -- -- 9.8 -- 11.0 1.2 15.0 4.0
Barrel % 5.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 7.7 -- 6.9 -0.8 9.8 2.9
Hard Hit % 29.4 -- 7.2 -- -- 37.3 -- 36.0 -1.3 43.0 7.0
Sweet Spot % 31.5 -- 1.5 -- -- 28.2 -- 35.1 6.9 38.9 3.8
xBA .245 -- 0.033 -- -- .263 -- .252 -0.011 .291 0.039
BA .245 -- 0.027 -- -- .253 -- .226 -0.027 .282 0.056
xwOBA .286 -- 0.044 -- -- .325 -- .306 -0.019 .354 0.048
wOBA .271 -- 0.048 -- -- .307 -- .279 -0.028 .330 0.051
xSLG .379 -- 0.072 -- -- .429 -- .400 -0.029 .499 0.099
SLG .350 -- 0.099 -- -- .406 -- .373 -0.033 .454 0.081
K% 18.1 -- 0.7 -- -- 16.7 -- 19.0 2.3 15.9 -3.1
BB% 3.6 -- 0.6 -- -- 5.9 -- 4.8 -1.1 4.5 -0.3
Swing % 52.5 -- -3.2 -- -- 48.8 -- 48.9 0.1 49.7 0.8
Whiff% 20.2 -- 1.3 -- -- 17.3 -- 18.5 1.2 16.7 -1.8
In Zone % 52.9 -- -3.4 -- -- 54.7 -- 52.7 -2.0 54.9 2.2
Out of Zone % 47.1 -- 3.4 -- -- 45.3 -- 47.3 2.0 45.1 -2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 34.1 -- -0.7 -- -- 28.3 -- 27.9 -0.4 27.5 -0.4
First Pitch Swing % 35.4 -- -3.3 -- -- 32.8 -- 31.2 -1.6 32.4 1.2
First Pitch Strike % 70.8 -- -5.1 -- -- 67.7 -- 63.4 -4.3 68.0 4.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 804 .271 353 8 2.3 451 48 10.6
2019 Shifts 741 .316 382 11 2.9 359 151 42.1
2021 Shifts 186 .307 86 10 11.6 100 61 61.0
2022 Shifts 805 .279 421 100 23.8 384 193 50.3
2023 Shades 860 .330 452 17 3.8 408 243 59.6
! 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 %
2012 160 15.3 43.1% 0.0% 86 21.5 0.0% 10.5%
2013 6 12.7 66.7% 0.0% 8 19.4 12.5% 12.5%
2014 294 19.4 3.7% 2.4% 119 25.5 0.0% 14.3%
2018 910 14.6 54.8% 1.2% 395 23.1 0.3% 6.6%
2019 886 15.3 46.2% 0.7% 387 22.7 0.5% 7.8%
2021 211 15.3 47.4% 1.9% 118 21.9 0.8% 2.5%
2022 1021 14.9 51.5% 1.8% 428 21.4 1.2% 5.4%
2023 881 12.6 83.2% 0.1% 499 17.5 9.6% 0.8%
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Pitch Distribution