Mitch Keller
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 2, #64, Pittsburgh Pirates | Xavier (IA) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 8 4.25 22 20 0 112.1 91 1.41
4 Seasons 11 25 5.32 61 59 0 282.2 264 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 22 4-8 4.25 112.1 91 1.41
4 Seasons 61 11-25 5.32 282.2 264 1.60

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 23 932 145 8 5.5 3.5 87.2 115.7 10.9 33.8 .237 .346 .392 .284 .383 35.3 28.6 7.0 7.13 3.51
2020 24 385 52 6 11.5 6.9 88.5 114.6 14.3 19.2 .203 .468 .303 .371 .365 42.3 18.4 20.7 2.91 6.12
2021 25 1858 322 22 6.8 4.7 91.5 110.2 11.5 40.1 .289 .452 .379 .359 .405 47.5 19.6 10.4 6.17 5.65
2022 26 1867 347 26 7.5 5.4 88.8 112.7 7.6 32.6 .255 .392 .330 .319 .353 39.2 18.8 8.1 4.25 4.23
Player 5042 866 62 7.2 4.9 89.6 115.7 10.0 34.8 .261 .412 .357 .332 .378 42.0 20.8 9.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Keller relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(33%) ,
Slider
(22.2%) ,
Sinker
(21.8%) ,
Curveball
(14%) ,
Changeup
(9%) ,


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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 40.7 20.0 35.2 4.1 37.9 32.4 29.7 4.8 29.0 17.9 22.1 2.1 5.5 3.5
2020 42.3 36.5 13.5 7.7 38.5 36.5 25.0 5.8 36.5 30.8 7.7 7.7 11.5 6.9
2021 41.0 24.8 29.8 4.3 29.5 38.8 31.7 4.3 27.0 21.7 32.6 7.5 6.8 4.7
2022 50.7 18.7 25.4 5.2 34.3 40.1 25.6 6.3 37.2 19.0 24.2 4.9 7.5 5.4
Player 44.9 22.3 27.9 4.8 33.4 38.1 28.5 5.3 32.0 20.6 26.0 5.5 7.2 4.9
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup PIT R 168 91.4 27.7 0.5 2 14.8 -0.2 -1
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 616 95.6 15.4 -1.6 -11 7.2 -0.1 -1
2022 Curveball PIT R 261 78.9 59.9 5.2 9 10.8 2.4 28
2022 Slider PIT R 415 84.9 39.6 3.1 9 11.6 5.3 84
2022 Sinker PIT R 407 94.5 19.4 -1.0 -5 14.8 0.1 1
2021 Changeup PIT R 88 89.8 25.3 -2.1 -8 13.8 -0.3 -2
2021 Slider PIT R 446 86.1 36.2 1.5 4 3.2 -1.2 -27
2021 4-Seamer PIT R 1,054 93.8 15.3 -0.7 -4 6.6 -0.3 -5
2021 Curveball PIT R 270 78.5 59.3 4.4 8 9.5 1.5 18
2020 Changeup PIT R 12 88.8 26.5 -1.0 -4 13.2 -0.4 -3
2020 Slider PIT R 84 86.9 31.6 -1.8 -5 4.3 0.7 18
2020 Curveball PIT R 75 78.1 59.2 2.8 5 7.9 -0.3 -3
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 214 93.9 14.3 0.1 1 7.1 0.4 6
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 448 95.4 14.5 0.0 0 6.8 -0.6 -9
2019 Curveball PIT R 120 81.1 56.9 4.7 9 9.2 2.3 34
2019 Changeup PIT R 28 91.0 23.7 -2.8 -10 14.1 0.4 3
2019 Slider PIT R 157 87.6 35.9 2.2 6 4.1 0.3 9
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.2 1 616 33.0 143 .271 .450 .345 22.4 23.1 16.7 .223 .394 .303 29.9
2022 Slider 0.3 1 415 22.2 114 .221 .356 .283 27.3 27.2 19.7 .247 .376 .304 41.9
2022 Sinker -1.6 -7 407 21.8 121 .308 .375 .369 14.6 9.9 26.1 .305 .391 .358 43.0
2022 Curveball 1.6 4 261 14.0 59 .286 .411 .322 18.4 15.3 12.2 .258 .395 .302 40.4
2022 Changeup 1.0 2 168 9.0 47 .310 .476 .404 14.7 12.8 17.1 .251 .422 .333 47.2
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 3 1,054 56.7 253 .313 .495 .390 17.7 19.8 17.6 .282 .473 .368 46.5
2021 Slider 0.7 3 446 24.0 133 .263 .398 .326 30.5 24.8 19.0 .238 .358 .301 47.7
2021 Curveball 4.7 13 270 14.5 67 .452 .565 .465 12.8 11.9 9.8 .390 .542 .425 50.0
2021 Changeup 3.0 3 88 4.7 16 .385 .462 .434 6.7 6.3 12.5 .375 .544 .452 50.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 214 55.6 50 .184 .395 .352 18.2 12.0 11.1 .246 .554 .421 53.1
2020 Slider -1.5 -1 84 21.8 17 .000 .000 .206 37.5 35.3 17.6 .052 .060 .241 16.7
2020 Curveball -0.3 0 75 19.5 18 .118 .471 .261 13.0 22.2 13.3 .214 .579 .345 30.8
2020 Changeup 6.3 1 12 3.1 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .182 .184 .446 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 2.5 11 448 48.1 98 .461 .719 .515 17.5 22.4 18.0 .314 .460 .352 42.0
2019 Slider -0.6 -1 157 16.8 47 .200 .289 .277 47.8 38.3 29.5 .187 .304 .229 29.6
2019 Curveball -3.4 -4 120 12.9 35 .133 .133 .183 33.3 37.1 25.5 .155 .196 .215 11.1
2019 Changeup 10.5 3 28 3.0 5 .800 1.000 .790 14.3 0.0 0.0 .348 .427 .333 60.0
! 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 11 89.0 95 16.3 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 Curveball 70 78.2 84 18.8 7:00 6:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 191 94.0 91 17.7 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 63 87.4 32 5.7 11:00 10:00 60
2021 Changeup 87 89.9 96 16.5 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Curveball 268 78.6 90 20.2 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,051 93.8 85 16.6 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 444 86.1 25 4.1 9:15 8:30 45
2022 Changeup 162 91.4 95 16.0 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Curveball 257 78.8 92 21.7 7:00 7:00 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 596 95.6 85 15.8 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Sinker 405 94.5 83 18.6 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 402 84.8 49 13.3 8:15 8:30 -15
! 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
2019 185 753 1 3 3 2 9
2020 87 385 -4 -6 4 4 -2
2021 469 1,858 6 -11 15 12 22
2022 484 1,867 -7 -10 10 8 1
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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 932 51.5 73.5 82.5 29.9 47.7 41.4 63.4 51.7 24.9 9.4 85.9
2020 385 45.2 66.7 82.8 19.0 67.5 41.6 46.0 40.5 21.2 7.8 73.3
2021 1,858 50.3 66.6 86.4 25.4 58.1 41.4 56.0 46.1 20.2 7.3 80.0
2022 1,867 49.9 65.2 85.8 25.6 62.5 42.9 55.8 45.4 20.5 6.6 69.9
Player 5,042 49.9 67.2 85.2 25.6 58.6 42.0 56.5 46.4 21.3 7.4 77.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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
2019 78 57 86 96 65 87 79 83 61 80 67 47 60 83 91 83 42
2020 11 82 19 3 7 46 10 47 20 18 1 15 2 66 63 61 27
2021 8 4 22 45 3 36 63 3 2 22 22 10 22 61 75 70 32
2022 36 30 46 60 29 11 48 42 39 23 45 14 15 75 86 63 48
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.3 6 2.8 3 4 3 1 16.7
2020 24.1 4 4.3 0 1 5 1 25.0
2021 24.0 10 13.0 -3 6 11 5 50.0
2022 23.7 10 11.1 -1 8 11 2 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 4 3 2 3 2 2 3 4 2 5 2 1 3 1 4 2 3 2 2 4 2 1 3 2 4 5 2 3 2 5
2020 4 5 4 3 5 2 0 6 4 5 3 4 2 2 3 5 3 6 3 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 2 4 4 6
2021 10 10 18 9 14 16 13 13 15 13 16 12 9 10 10 16 18 13 11 12 14 10 12 12 12 15 16 12 13 9 18
2022 10 12 17 9 10 14 11 7 11 8 15 11 7 9 9 11 13 11 10 11 13 11 11 11 12 11 16 8 8 10 17
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.4 93.9 -1.5 93.8 -0.1 95.2 1.4
Offspeed Velocity 91 88.8 -2.2 89.8 1 91.4 1.6
Breaking Velocity 84.8 82.7 -2.1 83.2 0.5 82.5 -0.7
Exit Velocity 87.2 88.5 1.3 91.5 3 88.8 -2.7
Launch Angle 10.9 14.3 3.4 11.5 -2.8 7.6 -3.9
Barrel % 5.5 11.5 6 6.8 -4.7 7.5 0.7
Hard Hit % 35.3 42.3 7 47.5 5.2 39.2 -8.3
Sweet Spot % 33.8 19.2 -14.6 40.1 20.9 32.6 -7.5
xBA .237 .203 -0.034 .289 0.086 .255 -0.034
BA .348 .132 -0.216 .322 0.19 .274 -0.048
xwOBA .284 .371 0.087 .359 -0.012 .319 -0.04
wOBA .392 .303 -0.089 .379 0.076 .33 -0.049
xSLG .346 .468 0.122 .452 -0.016 .392 -0.06
SLG .546 .338 -0.208 .477 0.139 .407 -0.07
K% 28.6 18.4 -10.2 19.6 1.2 18.8 -0.8
BB% 7 20.7 13.7 10.4 -10.3 8.1 -2.3
Swing % 51.7 40.5 -11.2 46.1 5.6 45.4 -0.7
Whiff% 24.9 21.2 -3.7 20.2 -1 20.5 0.3
In Zone % 51.5 45.2 -6.3 50.3 5.1 49.9 -0.4
Out of Zone % 48.5 54.8 6.3 49.7 -5.1 50.1 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 19 -10.9 25.4 6.4 25.6 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 31.7 18.4 -13.3 29.6 11.2 26.7 -2.9
First Pitch Strike % 63.4 46 -17.4 56 10 55.8 -0.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 205 .378 113 19 16.8 92 25 27.2
2020 87 .303 36 21 58.3 51 26 51.0
2021 469 .379 239 15 6.3 230 146 63.5
2022 484 .330 257 35 13.6 227 113 49.8

Pitch Tempo