Exhibition Team logoLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim hat dark logoArizona Diamondbacks hat dark logoBaltimore Orioles hat dark logoBoston Red Sox hat dark logoChicago Cubs hat dark logoCincinnati Reds dark logoCleveland Indians hat dark logoColorado Rockies hat dark logoDetroit Tigers dark logoHouston Astros hat dark logoKansas City Royals hat dark logoLos Angeles Dodgers hat dark logoWashington Nationals dark logoNew York Mets hat dark logoOakland Athletics cap logoPittsburgh Pirates hat dark logoSan Diego Padres cap logo on lightSeattle Mariners hat dark logoSan Francisco Giants hat dark logoSt. Louis Cardinals dark logoTampa Bay Rays hat dark logoTexas Rangers cap logoToronto Blue Jays hat dark logoMinnesota Twins hat dark logoPhiladelphia Phillies hat dark logoAtlanta Braves hat dark logoChicago White Sox hat dark logoMiami Marlins cap logoNew York Yankees hat dark logoMilwaukee Brewers cap logo
Nate Karns
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 12, #352, Washington Nationals | Texas Tech
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 0.00 4 2 0 5.1 5 1.88
6 Seasons 16 12 4.30 67 56 1 316.0 326 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 4 0-1 0.00 5.1 5 1.88
6 Seasons 67 16-12 4.30 316.0 326 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 28 2441 415 29 7 88.9 112.6 13.7 32.3 .239 .395 .307 .313 .368 37.3 23.3 9 3.67 4.25
2016 29 1679 268 16 6 89.8 112 12.4 35.1 .246 .399 .331 .322 .378 36.9 24.2 10.8 5.15 4.56
2017 30 749 122 13 10.7 88.4 116.3 10.6 31.1 .229 .468 .314 .320 .410 37.2 27.1 6.9 4.17 4.51
2019 32 91 16 0 0 85.2 105.2 -8 12.5 .267 .309 .369 .325 .334 43.8 20 12 0.00 4.79
4960 821 58 7.1 89 116.3 12.4 32.6 .240 .406 .317 .317 .377 37.3 24.1 9.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Karns relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(62.6%) ,
Curveball
(19.8%) ,
Changeup
(17.6%) ,


  •   
  •   
  •   

+ If Available Pitches Click to Video.


  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2019 4-Seam Fastball 57 35 22 62.6 90.7 14 13 4 3 1 0 0 3 10 .308 .321 .385 .377 .323 .335 88.8 3 2400 6.6 17.4 27.3
2019 Curveball 18 12 6 19.8 79.7 7 6 3 3 0 0 0 2 4 .500 .194 .500 .220 .471 .255 87.7 -13 2300 6.0 30.0 20.0
2019 Changeup 16 9 7 17.6 85.8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .133 .000 .136 .352 .415 62.2 -50 1824 6.8 42.9 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 308 174 134 41.2 93.0 67 58 17 8 1 2 6 9 49 .293 .320 .690 .783 .441 .485 92.1 20 2390 6.9 13.7 13.4
2017 Curveball 272 151 121 36.4 83.7 75 72 12 9 1 0 2 36 36 .167 .159 .264 .275 .202 .203 83.2 2 2303 6.4 47.3 33.0
2017 Changeup 107 52 55 14.3 86.0 28 26 5 2 2 0 1 6 20 .192 .169 .385 .343 .271 .248 84.5 3 1572 7.0 27.7 19.4
2017 Sinker 60 36 24 8.0 93.1 16 16 7 6 1 0 0 0 16 .438 .327 .500 .427 .406 .321 93.3 10 2335 6.9 3.4 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View More Seasons


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 43.4 23.6 25.3 7.7 38.1 35.4 26.5 4.6 30.1 26 25.8 4.1 7
2016 42.9 22.8 27.6 6.7 34.3 38.8 26.9 3.7 31 23.5 25.7 7.8 6
2017 48.4 25.4 21.3 4.9 39.3 36.1 24.6 5.7 33.6 21.3 21.3 5.7 10.7
2019 75 12.5 12.5 0 31.3 62.5 6.3 6.3 56.3 12.5 25 0 0
44.6 23.4 25.2 6.8 36.9 37.1 25.9 4.5 31.4 24.2 25.1 5.5 7.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 57 90.7 15.1 1.6 10 4.8 -1.6 -25
2019 Changeup BAL R 16 85.8 27.6 -1.6 -6 12.3 -1.2 -9
2019 Curveball BAL R 18 79.7 56.9 3.1 6 6 -2.9 -33
2017 Changeup KC R 107 86 30 2.5 9 15 1.4 11
2017 Curveball KC R 272 83.7 46.4 1.2 3 2.1 -5.4 -72
2017 Sinker KC R 60 93.1 18.2 -1.4 -7 15.9 1.3 9
2017 4-Seamer KC R 308 93 13.6 0.6 4 9.8 2.7 37
2016 Changeup SEA R 169 86.8 26.5 -0.6 -2 13.9 0.1 1
2016 Curveball SEA R 600 82 51 4 9 6.3 -0.9 -12
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 874 93.6 12.8 0.9 6 8.3 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Pitch Movement Leaderboard

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 %
2019 Changeup 0.8 0 16 17.6 4 0 0 .35 42.9 0 0 .133 .136 .412 0
2019 Curveball 11.2 2 18 19.8 7 .5 .5 .486 30 28.6 20 .194 .22 .256 50
2019 4-Seamer -1.8 -1 57 62.6 14 .308 .385 .332 17.4 21.4 27.3 .321 .377 .336 50
2017 Sinker -0.2 0 60 8 16 .438 .5 .416 3.4 0 0 .327 .427 .321 37.5
2017 Changeup 0.2 0 107 14.3 28 .192 .385 .275 27.7 21.4 19.4 .169 .343 .248 30
2017 4-Seamer 1.8 5 308 41.1 67 .293 .69 .447 13.7 13.4 13.4 .32 .783 .485 51
2017 Curveball -2.2 -6 272 36.3 75 .167 .264 .227 47.3 48 33 .159 .275 .213 22.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Run Value Leaderboard

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 61 246 3 -1 3 1 6
2014 49 205 -1 -3 2 1 0
2015 613 2408 -5 -20 9 7 -8
2016 416 1675 -8 -1 7 5 3
2017 186 747 4 -8 1 2 -1
+ View Complete Swing/Take Leaderboard

Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2441 48.3 62 83.5 28.1 63 44.1 57.6 44.7 22.5 7.3 74
2016 1679 48.5 59 83.2 28.9 54.8 44.1 57.6 43.5 26.4 8 71.1
2017 749 46.5 66.6 81 28.7 50.4 41.9 58 46.3 28.8 6.6 77.6
2019 91 44 65 92.3 27.5 42.9 33 60 44 25 9.9 77.8
4960 48 61.7 83.2 28.5 57.8 43.6 57.7 44.5 24.8 7.5 73.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 32 47 35 28 33 12 13 24 13 71 22 48 32 44 88 61
2016 29 45 45 49 21 46 49 16 28 73 11 76 29 63 45 44
2017 55 84 31
2019
+ View Complete Percentile Rankings Leaderboard

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 93.6 1.4 -0.6 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 86.8 1.1 -0.8 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 81.2 82 0.8 1.7 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.9 89.8 0.9 -1.4 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 13.7 12.4 -1.3 -1.8 undefined undefined
Barrel % 7 6 -1 4.7 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 37.3 36.9 -0.4 0.3 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 32.3 35.1 2.8 -4 undefined undefined
xBA .239 .246 0.007 -0.017 undefined undefined
BA .239 .259 0.02 -0.022 undefined undefined
xwOBA .313 .322 0.009 -0.002 undefined undefined
wOBA .307 .331 0.024 -0.017 undefined undefined
xSLG .395 .399 0.004 0.069 undefined undefined
SLG .387 .417 0.03 0.028 undefined undefined
K% 23.3 24.2 0.9 2.9 undefined undefined
BB% 9 10.8 1.8 -3.9 undefined undefined
Swing % 44.7 43.5 -1.2 2.8 undefined undefined
Whiff% 22.5 26.4 3.9 2.4 undefined undefined
In Zone % 48.3 48.5 0.2 -2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 51.7 51.5 -0.2 2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 28.9 0.8 -0.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 25.3 26.6 1.3 0 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 57.6 0 0.4 undefined undefined
+ View Complete Year to Year Changes Leaderboard

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 409 .329 215 27 12.6 194 110 56.7
2017 185 .318 106 15 14.2 79 16 20.3
2019 25 .369 17 10 58.8 8 3 37.5

Pitch Distribution