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T.J. McFarland
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 200LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 4, #137, Cleveland Indians | A A Stagg School
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 1 2.56 38 0 0 38.2 21 1.06
9 Seasons 24 15 3.95 323 3 1 439.2 261 1.45
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 38 4-1 2.56 38.2 21 1.06
9 Seasons 323 24-15 3.95 439.2 261 1.45

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 26 687 144 6 4.2 89.2 107.7 -1.1 25 .247 .353 .347 .293 .311 40.6 13.8 9.6 4.91 3.69
2016 27 381 93 5 5.4 87.3 110.2 2.8 25.8 .291 .445 .388 .342 .330 40.4 6.3 8.9 6.93 5.22
2017 28 829 193 4 2.1 86.9 114.7 -3.6 25.4 .262 .369 .319 .293 .310 31.1 12 7.1 5.33 3.73
2018 29 1069 228 10 4.4 90.5 114.5 -1.9 19.3 .253 .366 .275 .296 .318 37.7 14.4 7.5 2.00 3.73
2019 30 897 194 12 6.2 88.4 114.3 -0.1 30.4 .301 .475 .350 .350 .385 40.1 14 8 4.82 5.67
2020 31 331 77 5 6.5 90.8 109 2.2 27.3 .290 .496 .378 .359 .374 42.9 9.8 5.4 4.36 5.70
2021 32 512 114 8 7 90.8 117.1 -0.1 21.9 .246 .386 .282 .295 .322 45.6 14.6 6.3 2.56 3.70
4706 1043 50 4.8 89 117.1 -0.9 24.7 .268 .403 .325 .314 .334 38.8 12.8 7.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McFarland relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(68.5%) ,
Changeup
(23.1%) ,
Slider
(8.4%) ,


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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%
2021 Sinker 350 221 129 68.5 88.8 107 103 25 16 6 1 2 16 87 .243 .259 .379 .392 .279 .297 90.2 -7 1953 5.5 12.4 19.5
2021 Changeup 118 93 25 23.1 82.1 31 29 5 4 1 0 0 5 24 .172 .190 .207 .341 .198 .255 89.5 20 1630 5.5 31.5 19.2
2021 Slider 43 26 17 8.4 79.5 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .667 .345 1.667 .616 .854 .517 100.1 12 2295 5.8 28.6 0.0
2020 Sinker 198 96 102 59.8 88.5 60 56 15 7 4 0 4 4 52 .268 .279 .554 .511 .364 .360 91.9 -3 1952 5.7 6.8 10.8
2020 Slider 78 39 39 23.6 78.3 15 14 6 4 1 0 1 2 12 .429 .314 .714 .483 .498 .365 86.1 17 2234 5.9 25.0 20.0
2020 Changeup 55 43 12 16.6 81.8 17 16 5 4 1 0 0 3 13 .313 .306 .375 .456 .322 .349 90.9 9 1673 5.6 35.3 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 65.3 11.8 20.8 2.1 34.7 41 24.3 2.8 52.8 9 22.2 4.2 4.2
2016 60.2 15.1 21.5 3.2 44.1 31.2 24.7 6.5 44.1 14 23.7 2.2 5.4
2017 68.9 10.9 19.7 0.5 28.5 45.1 26.4 7.8 48.2 10.4 24.9 4.7 2.1
2018 68.4 11.4 17.5 2.6 35.5 42.5 21.5 1.8 57.5 11.4 20.2 3.5 4.4
2019 61.9 11.3 24.7 2.1 37.1 41.8 21.1 5.2 45.4 11.9 26.8 2.6 6.2
2020 59.7 15.6 23.4 1.3 45.5 36.4 18.2 2.6 46.8 15.6 22.1 3.9 6.5
2021 63.2 14.9 21.1 0.9 43 34.2 22.8 2.6 52.6 11.4 16.7 8.8 7
64.9 12.4 20.9 1.8 36.7 40.3 22.9 4.2 50.3 11.5 22.6 4.1 4.8
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
2021 Sinker STL L 350 88.8 35.5 7.7 28 16.9 1.9 13
2021 Slider STL L 43 79.5 45.8 2.8 7 5.6 -4.9 -47
2021 Changeup STL L 118 82.1 38.6 4.9 15 15.5 1.6 12
2020 Slider OAK L 78 78.3 47.3 2.8 6 7.4 -2.8 -28
2020 Changeup OAK L 55 81.8 40.1 7.2 22 14.1 0.6 4
2020 Sinker OAK L 197 88.5 33.9 7.3 27 16.1 1.1 8
2019 Sinker ARI L 608 89.4 36 7 24 17.5 1.7 10
2019 Slider ARI L 139 80.9 46.6 3.6 8 5.3 -4.2 -44
2019 Changeup ARI L 143 82 39.7 5.2 15 16.4 2.1 14
2019 4-Seamer ARI L 4 89.2 26.7 -5.3 -25 9.8 1.8 23
2018 4-Seamer ARI L 1 90.1 24.1 -5.7 -31 9.4 1.8 23
2018 Slider ARI L 148 80.1 47.9 3.8 9 6.8 -1.6 -19
2018 Changeup ARI L 143 83.3 38.6 5.5 16 16.2 2.5 18
2018 Sinker ARI L 776 90.6 32.4 6.6 25 17.9 2.6 17
2017 4-Seamer ARI L 1 91.6 16.9 -1 -7 7.8 -1 -11
2017 Sinker ARI L 604 91.4 29.7 6.8 30 16.1 0.7 5
2017 Slider ARI L 121 81.5 44 2.8 7 6 -1 -14
2017 Changeup ARI L 103 84.4 36.5 5.6 18 14.5 0.9 6
2016 Changeup BAL L 46 84.7 29.9 1 4 15.2 2.2 17
2016 Sinker BAL L 181 92.3 21.7 2.6 13 17.1 2.9 20
2016 4-Seamer BAL L 67 92.2 20 -5.3 -36 13.3 4.8 58
2016 Slider BAL L 64 80.3 44 1.6 4 5.5 0 -1
! 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 %
2021 Slider 7.2 3 43 8.4 5 .667 1.667 .86 28.6 0 0 .345 .616 .52 100
2021 Changeup -1 -1 118 23 31 .172 .207 .202 31.5 16.1 19.2 .19 .341 .256 33.3
2021 Sinker -2.2 -8 351 68.6 107 .243 .379 .292 12.4 15 19.5 .259 .392 .297 47.1
2020 Slider 2.2 2 78 23.6 15 .429 .714 .503 25 13.3 20 .314 .483 .363 33.3
2020 Changeup -1.3 -1 55 16.6 17 .313 .375 .326 35.3 17.6 14.3 .306 .455 .349 46.2
2020 Sinker 0 0 198 59.8 60 .268 .554 .368 6.8 6.7 10.8 .279 .511 .36 44.2
2019 Changeup 1.8 3 143 15.9 34 .353 .529 .407 37.3 20.6 19.4 .335 .485 .348 33.3
2019 Slider 1.4 2 139 15.5 36 .242 .333 .294 34.9 25 18.4 .276 .506 .339 44
2019 Sinker 0.5 3 608 67.8 173 .318 .484 .38 15.6 11 13.5 .3 .47 .357 40.7
2019 4-Seamer -3 0 4 0.4 0
2018 Slider 0.1 0 148 13.8 25 .227 .455 .292 22.6 24 13.6 .201 .37 .257 38.9
2018 Changeup 0.7 1 143 13.4 32 .25 .344 .286 21.3 3.1 4.3 .194 .277 .205 22.6
2018 Sinker -2 -15 776 72.6 232 .238 .322 .288 19.1 15.1 19.1 .267 .379 .314 40.2
2018 4-Seamer 2 0 1 0.1
2017 Slider 1.4 2 121 14.6 20 .211 .211 .225 23.4 25 10.9 .263 .331 .254 26.7
2017 Changeup 1.5 2 103 12.4 26 .32 .44 .344 29.4 19.2 21.7 .235 .314 .254 25
2017 Sinker 0.9 6 604 72.9 189 .306 .422 .363 11.9 10.1 13.2 .266 .381 .303 32.3
2017 4-Seamer 7.3 0 1 0.1 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 53 81.8 93 15.1 9:30 8:45 45
2020 Sinker 155 88.4 87 17 9:45 9:00 45
2020 Slider 70 78.3 55 9.1 3:45 4:00 -15
2021 Changeup 118 82.1 97 16.3 9:15 9:00 15
2021 Sinker 333 88.8 87 17.9 9:45 8:45 60
2021 Slider 43 79.5 51 7.6 3:45 4:15 -30
! 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
2013 326 1209 4 -8 4 4 4
2014 253 857 -4 -2 4 3 1
2015 176 651 -3 2 2 2 3
2016 106 358 2 0 4 1 6
2017 235 829 1 -2 7 3 9
2018 289 1068 -12 -12 6 4 -14
2019 243 894 0 -5 10 2 7
2020 99 363 -4 -1 3 2 -1
2021 146 530 0 -11 3 3 -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 %
2015 687 49.3 63.4 85.7 30.6 73.1 43.7 61.2 47.2 15.7 7.3 73.5
2016 381 47.3 68.8 94.1 24.4 68.1 44.5 58 44.9 13.5 5.2 78.9
2017 829 44.9 75.5 90.7 27.8 67.7 43.2 53.1 49.2 15.4 6.9 86
2018 1069 42.4 70.6 86.6 25.4 63.5 44.5 53.8 44.5 19.7 5 81.1
2019 897 39.3 73.8 86.9 33.5 64.8 46.8 56 49.5 21.8 4.5 77.5
2020 331 42.3 63.6 96.6 27.7 60.4 44.4 60.9 42.9 16.2 6 70
2021 512 43.8 74.1 89.8 30.2 64.4 46.3 52.1 49.4 17.4 5.9 86.7
4706 43.8 70.6 88.9 28.8 66 44.8 55.8 47.1 17.8 5.7 79.9
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 42 36
2016 42 28
2017 70 26 70 90 45 97 99 57 67 1 71 4 70 31 13
2018 60 28 61 85 49 72 86 4 29 4 61 13 60 21 5
2019 13 2 15 43 7 65 66 56 20 2 53 22 13 8 2
2020 14 7 12 20 31 56 57 10 18 1 87 3 14 7 4
2021 6 3
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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 21.7 6 7.8 -2 3 7 4 66.7
2020 21.5 5 3.6 1 1 5 1 20
2021 22.9 3 4.4 -1 3 5 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 9 10 7 12 7 8 8 10 8 11 10 5 8 7 10 6 8 6 9 4 7 7 6 6 11 7 6 7 5 10
2020 5 4 4 5 5 2 3 6 3 6 2 3 1 2 2 5 2 5 6 4 1 3 3 6 3 4 4 2 6 2 4
2021 3 5 7 5 6 4 3 5 6 2 7 3 2 6 3 6 4 4 2 5 2 3 4 4 3 6 6 4 7 3 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.1 92.3 0.2 91.4 -0.9 90.6 -0.8 89.4 -1.2 88.5 -0.9 88.8 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 85 84.7 -0.3 84.4 -0.3 83.3 -1.1 82 -1.3 81.8 -0.2 82.1 0.3
Breaking Velocity 82.3 80.3 -2 81.5 1.2 80.1 -1.4 80.9 0.8 78.3 -2.6 79.5 1.2
Exit Velocity 89.2 87.3 -1.9 86.9 -0.4 90.5 3.6 88.4 -2.1 90.8 2.4 90.8 0
Launch Angle -1.1 2.8 3.9 -3.6 -6.4 -1.9 1.7 -.1 1.8 2.2 2.3 -.1 -2.3
Barrel % 4.2 5.4 1.2 2.1 -3.3 4.4 2.3 6.2 1.8 6.5 0.3 7 0.5
Hard Hit % 40.6 40.4 -0.2 31.1 -9.3 37.7 6.6 40.1 2.4 42.9 2.8 45.6 2.7
Sweet Spot % 25 25.8 0.8 25.4 -0.4 19.3 -6.1 30.4 11.1 27.3 -3.1 21.9 -5.4
xBA .247 .291 0.044 .262 -0.029 .253 -0.009 .301 0.048 .29 -0.011 .246 -0.044
BA .306 .34 0.034 .3 -0.04 .239 -0.061 .316 0.077 .302 -0.014 .237 -0.065
xwOBA .293 .342 0.049 .293 -0.049 .296 0.003 .35 0.054 .359 0.009 .295 -0.064
wOBA .347 .388 0.041 .319 -0.069 .275 -0.044 .35 0.075 .378 0.028 .282 -0.096
xSLG .353 .445 0.092 .369 -0.076 .366 -0.003 .475 0.109 .496 0.021 .386 -0.11
SLG .441 .526 0.085 .406 -0.12 .336 -0.07 .471 0.135 .547 0.076 .37 -0.177
K% 13.8 6.3 -7.5 12 5.7 14.4 2.4 14 -0.4 9.8 -4.2 14.6 4.8
BB% 9.6 8.9 -0.7 7.1 -1.8 7.5 0.4 8 0.5 5.4 -2.6 6.3 0.9
Swing % 47.2 44.9 -2.3 49.2 4.3 44.5 -4.7 49.5 5 42.9 -6.6 49.4 6.5
Whiff% 15.7 13.5 -2.2 15.4 1.9 19.7 4.3 21.8 2.1 16.2 -5.6 17.4 1.2
In Zone % 49.3 47.3 -2 44.9 -2.4 42.4 -2.5 39.3 -3.1 42.3 3 43.8 1.5
Out of Zone % 50.7 52.7 2 55.1 2.4 57.6 2.5 60.7 3.1 57.7 -3 56.3 -1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 30.6 24.4 -6.2 27.8 3.4 25.4 -2.4 33.5 8.1 27.7 -5.8 30.2 2.5
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 25.9 -0.2 26.6 0.7 27.1 0.5 31.2 4.1 23.9 -7.3 34 10.1
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 58 -3.2 53.1 -4.9 53.8 0.7 56 2.2 60.9 4.9 52.1 -8.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 104 .402 51 3 5.9 53 13 24.5
2017 235 .319 156 0 0.0 79 17 21.5
2018 289 .275 189 11 5.8 100 33 33.0
2019 245 .350 114 13 11.4 131 58 44.3
2020 92 .378 51 9 17.6 41 19 46.3
2021 143 .282 94 29 30.9 49 21 42.9

Pitch Distribution