Nate Karns
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 35

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

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 % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 2440 415 29 7.0 4.7 88.9 112.6 13.6 32.3 .243 .402 .307 .318 .377 37.3 23.3 9.0 3.67 4.19
2016 28 1679 268 16 6.0 3.8 89.8 112.0 12.4 35.1 .250 .406 .331 .326 .387 36.9 24.2 10.8 5.15 4.52
2017 29 749 122 13 10.7 6.9 88.4 116.3 10.7 30.3 .231 .475 .314 .324 .419 38.0 27.1 6.9 4.17 4.54
2019 31 91 16 0 0.0 0.0 85.2 105.2 -8.0 12.5 .267 .309 .369 .325 .334 43.8 20.0 12.0 0.00 4.69
Player 4959 821 58 7.1 4.6 89.1 116.3 12.4 32.5 .244 .413 .317 .322 .385 37.4 24.1 9.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

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


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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
2015 43.4 23.6 25.3 7.7 37.8 35.4 26.0 4.6 29.9 25.8 25.8 4.1 7.0 4.7
2016 42.9 22.8 27.6 6.7 34.3 38.8 26.9 3.7 31.0 23.5 25.7 7.8 6.0 3.8
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 6.9
2019 75.0 12.5 12.5 0.0 31.3 62.5 6.3 6.3 56.3 12.5 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 44.6 23.4 25.2 6.8 36.8 37.1 25.7 4.5 31.3 24.1 25.1 5.5 7.1 4.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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
2019 Curveball BAL R 18 79.7 56.9 3.0 6 6.0 -2.9 -33
2019 Changeup BAL R 16 85.8 27.6 -1.6 -6 12.3 -1.2 -9
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 57 90.7 15.1 1.6 10 4.8 -1.7 -26
2017 Sinker KC R 60 93.1 18.2 -1.4 -7 15.9 1.3 9
2017 4-Seamer KC R 308 93.0 13.6 0.6 4 9.8 2.7 37
2017 Curveball KC R 272 83.7 46.4 1.2 3 2.1 -5.4 -72
2017 Changeup KC R 107 86.0 30.0 2.5 9 15.0 1.4 10
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 874 93.6 12.8 0.9 6 6.4 -0.5 -7
2016 Changeup SEA R 169 86.8 26.5 -0.6 -2 12.5 -0.4 -3
2016 Curveball SEA R 600 82.0 51.0 4.0 8 9.2 -0.8 -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 %
2019 4-Seamer -2.0 -1 57 62.6 14 .308 .385 .332 17.4 21.4 27.3 .321 .377 .336 50.0
2019 Curveball 11.2 2 18 19.8 7 .500 .500 .486 30.0 28.6 20.0 .194 .220 .256 50.0
2019 Changeup 0.8 0 16 17.6 4 .000 .000 .350 42.9 0.0 0.0 .133 .136 .412 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 5 308 41.1 67 .293 .690 .447 13.7 13.4 13.4 .320 .785 .487 51.0
2017 Curveball -2.3 -6 272 36.3 75 .167 .264 .227 47.3 48.0 33.0 .157 .269 .210 25.0
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 107 14.3 28 .192 .385 .285 27.7 21.4 19.4 .179 .382 .268 30.0
2017 Sinker -0.2 0 60 8.0 16 .438 .500 .416 3.4 0.0 0.0 .327 .427 .321 37.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 2,407 -5 -20 9 8 -9
2016 416 1,675 -8 0 8 5 5
2017 186 747 4 -8 1 2 -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 %
2015 2,440 48.3 62.1 83.6 28.1 62.9 44.2 57.6 44.7 22.5 7.2 73.6
2016 1,679 48.7 58.8 83.2 29.0 54.8 44.2 57.6 43.5 26.4 8.0 71.1
2017 749 46.5 66.6 81.4 28.7 49.6 42.0 58.0 46.3 28.8 6.4 79.2
2019 91 44.0 65.0 92.3 27.5 42.9 33.0 60.0 44.0 25.0 9.9 77.8
Player 4,959 48.1 61.7 83.2 28.5 57.6 43.7 57.7 44.5 24.8 7.4 73.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2015 34 49 36 27 35 12 13 24 13 71 22 48 33 45 88 57 95
2016 31 46 47 49 22 46 49 16 29 73 11 76 49 64 46 41 95
2017 55 84 28 97
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.9 11 10.9 0 5 3 8 72.7
2017 22.0 9 8.9 0 5 4 6 66.7
Player 22.4 20 19.8 0 10 7 14 70.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 11 12 11 10 10 11 10 13 10 8 10 11 10 10 11 11 10 13 10 10 11 10 10 12 13 10 15 11 11 10 12
2017 9 10 11 10 8 9 7 8 8 9 13 10 7 7 7 10 8 10 6 7 13 8 7 10 10 8 10 7 7 10 12
Player 20 22 22 20 18 20 17 21 18 17 23 21 17 17 18 21 18 23 16 17 24 18 17 22 23 18 25 18 18 20 24
! 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 92.2 93.6 1.4 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 86.8 1.1 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 81.2 82 0.8 1.7
Exit Velocity 88.9 89.8 0.9 -1.4
Launch Angle 13.6 12.4 -1.2 -1.7
Barrel % 7 6 -1 4.7
Hard Hit % 37.3 36.9 -0.4 1.1
Sweet Spot % 32.3 35.1 2.8 -4.8
xBA .243 .25 0.007 -0.019
BA .239 .259 0.02 -0.022
xwOBA .318 .326 0.008 -0.002
wOBA .307 .331 0.024 -0.017
xSLG .402 .406 0.004 0.069
SLG .387 .417 0.03 0.028
K% 23.3 24.2 0.9 2.9
BB% 9 10.8 1.8 -3.9
Swing % 44.7 43.5 -1.2 2.8
Whiff% 22.5 26.4 3.9 2.4
In Zone % 48.3 48.7 0.4 -2.2
Out of Zone % 51.7 51.3 -0.4 2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 29 0.9 -0.3
First Pitch Swing % 25.3 26.6 1.3 0
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 57.6 0 0.4
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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 Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 66 17.1 16.7% 1.5% 52 21.7 0.0% 11.5%
2014 74 19.0 2.7% 1.4% 25 25.8 0.0% 12.0%
2015 728 17.5 28.4% 2.6% 439 24.1 3.0% 24.8%
2016 514 18.7 15.6% 3.1% 300 26.4 1.3% 30.3%
2017 247 18.6 5.7% 2.8% 109 25.5 0.9% 18.3%
2019 24 20.3 0.0% 4.2% 19 24.8 0.0% 15.8%
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Pitch Distribution