T.J. McFarland
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 200LBS | Age: 33

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 6.61 28 0 0 32.2 16 1.62
10 Seasons 24 15 4.13 351 3 1 472.1 277 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 28 0-0 6.61 32.2 16 1.62
10 Seasons 351 24-15 4.13 472.1 277 1.46

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 26 687 144 6 4.2 3.2 89.2 107.7 -1.1 25.0 .257 .368 .347 .305 .326 38.9 13.8 9.6 4.91 3.83
2016 27 381 93 5 5.4 4.5 87.3 110.2 2.8 25.8 .300 .459 .388 .355 .344 38.7 6.3 8.9 6.93 5.49
2017 28 829 193 4 2.1 1.7 86.9 114.7 -3.6 25.4 .265 .372 .319 .296 .313 31.1 12.0 7.1 5.33 3.73
2018 29 1069 228 10 4.4 3.4 90.5 114.5 -1.9 19.3 .254 .369 .275 .298 .321 37.7 14.4 7.5 2.00 3.73
2019 30 897 194 12 6.2 4.8 88.4 114.3 -0.1 30.4 .301 .477 .350 .352 .389 40.1 14.0 8.0 4.82 5.63
2020 31 331 77 5 6.5 5.4 90.8 109.0 2.2 27.3 .296 .508 .378 .366 .383 42.9 9.8 5.4 4.36 5.93
2021 32 512 114 8 7.0 5.6 90.8 117.1 -0.1 21.9 .250 .395 .282 .300 .328 45.6 14.6 6.3 2.56 3.78
2022 33 487 116 9 7.8 6.2 92.5 111.6 4.1 34.5 .312 .486 .380 .374 .391 51.7 11.0 7.6 6.61 6.13
Player 5193 1159 59 5.1 4.0 89.4 117.1 -0.4 25.7 .276 .417 .330 .324 .345 39.8 12.6 7.7
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

McFarland relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(62.8%) ,
Changeup
(22%) ,
Slider
(15.2%) ,


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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
2015 65.3 11.8 20.8 2.1 34.7 41.0 24.3 2.8 52.8 9.0 22.2 4.2 4.2 3.2
2016 60.2 15.1 21.5 3.2 44.1 31.2 24.7 6.5 44.1 14.0 23.7 2.2 5.4 4.5
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 1.7
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 3.4
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 4.8
2020 59.7 18.2 20.8 1.3 45.5 36.4 18.2 2.6 46.8 15.6 22.1 3.9 6.5 5.4
2021 63.2 14.9 21.1 0.9 43.0 34.2 22.8 2.6 52.6 11.4 16.7 8.8 7.0 5.6
2022 54.3 19.0 25.0 1.7 37.9 43.1 19.0 2.6 37.9 16.4 27.6 6.0 7.8 6.2
Player 63.8 13.2 21.1 1.8 36.8 40.6 22.5 4.1 49.1 12.0 23.1 4.3 5.1 4.0
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
2022 Sinker STL L 306 88.8 34.2 7.6 29 17.2 2.0 13
2022 Changeup STL L 107 81.8 40.5 6.8 20 14.9 1.3 10
2022 Slider STL L 74 79.5 46.4 3.6 8 4.8 -6.8 -59
2021 Slider STL L 43 79.5 45.8 2.8 7 5.6 -5.0 -47
2021 Sinker STL L 351 88.8 35.5 7.6 27 16.9 1.9 13
2021 Changeup STL L 118 82.1 38.6 4.9 15 15.5 1.6 12
2020 Sinker OAK L 198 88.5 33.9 7.2 27 16.1 1.1 7
2020 Changeup OAK L 55 81.8 40.1 7.2 22 14.1 0.6 4
2020 Slider OAK L 78 78.3 47.3 2.7 6 7.4 -2.9 -28
2019 Sinker AZ L 608 89.4 36.0 7.0 24 17.5 1.6 10
2019 Slider AZ L 139 80.9 46.6 3.6 8 5.3 -4.2 -44
2019 4-Seamer AZ L 4 89.2 26.7 -5.3 -25 9.8 1.8 23
2019 Changeup AZ L 143 82.0 39.7 5.1 15 16.4 2.1 14
2018 Slider AZ L 148 80.1 47.9 3.8 9 6.8 -1.6 -19
2018 4-Seamer AZ L 1 90.1 24.1 -5.7 -31 9.4 1.7 22
2018 Changeup AZ L 143 83.3 38.6 5.5 16 16.2 2.5 18
2018 Sinker AZ L 776 90.6 32.4 6.5 25 17.9 2.6 17
2017 4-Seamer AZ L 1 91.6 16.9 -1.0 -7 7.8 -1.0 -11
2017 Sinker AZ L 604 91.4 29.7 6.8 30 16.1 0.7 5
2017 Changeup AZ L 103 84.4 36.5 5.6 18 14.5 0.9 7
2017 Slider AZ L 121 81.5 44.0 2.8 7 6.0 -1.0 -14
2016 Changeup BAL L 46 84.7 29.9 1.0 4 17.0 4.6 37
2016 4-Seamer BAL L 67 92.2 20.0 -5.3 -36 14.6 7.2 98
2016 Slider BAL L 64 80.3 44.0 1.6 4 5.2 -2.2 -29
2016 Sinker BAL L 181 92.3 21.7 2.6 13 18.9 5.0 36
! 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 Sinker 2.3 7 306 62.8 104 .352 .429 .382 12.2 10.6 17.5 .312 .429 .361 54.9
2022 Changeup 6.4 7 107 22.0 23 .364 1.000 .591 28.6 13.0 12.0 .392 .826 .524 57.9
2022 Slider -3.1 -2 74 15.2 18 .118 .176 .158 16.7 11.1 13.3 .214 .366 .273 26.7
2021 Sinker -1.7 -6 351 68.6 107 .243 .379 .300 12.4 15.0 19.5 .262 .399 .300 47.1
2021 Changeup -1.0 -1 118 23.0 31 .172 .207 .202 31.5 16.1 19.2 .193 .350 .259 33.3
2021 Slider 7.1 3 43 8.4 5 .667 1.667 .860 28.6 0.0 0.0 .373 .721 .555 100.0
2020 Sinker 0.1 0 198 59.8 60 .268 .554 .397 6.8 6.7 10.8 .288 .530 .372 44.2
2020 Slider 2.1 2 78 23.6 15 .429 .714 .503 25.0 13.3 20.0 .314 .483 .363 33.3
2020 Changeup -1.5 -1 55 16.6 17 .313 .375 .326 35.3 17.6 14.3 .306 .455 .349 46.2
2019 Sinker 0.2 1 608 67.8 173 .318 .484 .380 15.6 11.0 13.5 .300 .469 .357 40.7
2019 Changeup 1.7 2 143 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 25.0 18.4 .276 .506 .339 44.0
2019 4-Seamer -3.0 0 4 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker -1.8 -14 776 72.6 232 .238 .322 .297 19.1 15.1 19.1 .268 .381 .315 40.2
2018 Slider 0.1 0 148 13.8 25 .227 .455 .265 22.6 24.0 13.6 .210 .387 .268 38.9
2018 Changeup 0.7 1 143 13.4 32 .250 .344 .286 21.3 3.1 4.3 .194 .277 .205 22.6
2018 4-Seamer 2.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 0.8 5 604 72.9 189 .306 .422 .357 11.9 10.1 13.2 .269 .385 .306 32.3
2017 Slider 1.3 2 121 14.6 20 .211 .211 .225 23.4 25.0 10.9 .263 .331 .254 26.7
2017 Changeup 1.4 1 103 12.4 26 .320 .440 .344 29.4 19.2 21.7 .235 .314 .254 25.0
2017 4-Seamer 7.3 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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 17.0 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 334 88.8 87 17.9 9:45 8:45 60
2021 Slider 43 79.5 51 7.6 3:45 4:15 -30
2022 Changeup 105 81.8 93 15.9 9:30 8:45 45
2022 Sinker 277 88.8 89 18.0 9:45 9:00 45
2022 Slider 74 79.5 45 7.5 4:00 4:30 -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 1,209 3 -6 4 4 5
2014 253 857 -3 -2 3 3 1
2015 183 667 -1 4 2 3 7
2016 110 373 2 -1 4 1 5
2017 235 829 1 -3 7 3 8
2018 289 1,068 -12 -10 5 4 -13
2019 243 894 -1 -5 9 2 6
2020 99 363 -4 -1 3 2 -1
2021 146 530 0 -10 3 3 -4
2022 145 487 2 2 4 4 12
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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 49.6 64.2 86.3 30.3 72.4 43.5 61.2 47.2 15.7 7.3 74.0
2016 381 46.7 68.5 93.4 24.1 69.4 44.4 58.0 44.9 13.5 5.2 80.0
2017 829 44.8 75.7 90.7 27.7 67.7 43.2 54.0 49.2 15.4 6.9 86.0
2018 1,069 42.4 70.6 86.6 25.4 63.5 44.4 54.0 44.5 19.7 5.0 81.1
2019 897 39.3 73.8 86.9 33.5 64.8 46.6 56.9 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 6.0 70.0
2021 512 43.8 74.1 89.8 30.2 64.4 46.3 52.4 49.4 17.4 5.9 86.7
2022 487 46.4 69.0 89.7 26.8 68.6 42.9 55.2 46.4 16.4 7.0 79.4
Player 5,193 44.0 70.6 89.0 28.5 66.2 44.5 56.1 47.1 17.7 5.9 79.9
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 43 36 11
2016 43 29 19
2017 70 24 70 91 44 97 99 57 67 1 71 4 54 32 13 10
2018 61 31 62 86 48 72 86 3 30 4 61 13 21 21 5 5
2019 12 2 15 45 7 65 66 56 19 2 53 22 88 8 2 1
2020 13 5 10 18 26 56 57 10 18 1 87 3 51 7 3 6
2021 7 4 2
2022 5 2 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 %
2016 22.6 3 3.8 -1 1 2 3 100.0
2017 22.1 4 3.5 1 5 4 0 0.0
2018 22.1 4 4.1 0 2 4 2 50.0
2019 21.7 6 7.4 -1 3 6 4 66.7
2020 21.5 5 4.9 0 2 5 1 20.0
2021 22.9 3 4.7 -2 3 5 1 33.3
2022 22.8 5 4.4 1 1 2 3 60.0
Player 22.2 30 32.8 -3 17 28 14 46.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 5 3 3 5 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 3 3 5 6
2017 4 4 8 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 2 2 3 3 4 5 2 3 5 2 2 4 5 3 4 3 4 2 5
2018 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 6 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 5 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 3 6 4 6
2019 6 9 9 8 7 6 8 9 7 5 10 8 5 5 5 8 6 8 4 7 10 6 7 6 7 10 10 6 7 7 11
2020 5 4 5 5 5 6 0 6 5 6 4 3 3 4 3 6 6 6 5 6 3 5 5 6 6 5 5 2 7 3 6
2021 3 5 7 3 6 6 4 5 6 2 7 4 2 5 3 6 6 5 2 4 6 4 4 5 3 6 7 4 6 3 6
2022 5 6 4 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 6 4 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 5
Player 30 35 42 30 34 33 26 39 31 26 36 30 21 26 24 36 31 39 23 30 39 29 31 34 35 38 42 26 39 28 45
! 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 92.1 92.3 0.2 91.4 -0.9 90.6 -0.8 89.4 -1.2 88.5 -0.9 88.8 0.3 88.8 0
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 81.8 -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 79.5 0
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 92.5 1.7
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 4.1 4.2
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 7.8 0.8
Hard Hit % 38.9 38.7 -0.2 31.1 -7.6 37.7 6.6 40.1 2.4 42.9 2.8 45.6 2.7 51.7 6.1
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 34.5 12.6
xBA .257 .3 0.043 .265 -0.035 .254 -0.011 .301 0.047 .296 -0.005 .25 -0.046 .312 0.062
BA .306 .34 0.034 .3 -0.04 .239 -0.061 .316 0.077 .302 -0.014 .237 -0.065 .323 0.086
xwOBA .305 .355 0.05 .296 -0.059 .298 0.002 .352 0.054 .366 0.014 .3 -0.066 .374 0.074
wOBA .347 .388 0.041 .319 -0.069 .275 -0.044 .35 0.075 .378 0.028 .282 -0.096 .38 0.098
xSLG .368 .459 0.091 .372 -0.087 .369 -0.003 .477 0.108 .508 0.031 .395 -0.113 .486 0.091
SLG .441 .526 0.085 .406 -0.12 .336 -0.07 .471 0.135 .547 0.076 .37 -0.177 .492 0.122
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 11 -3.6
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 7.6 1.3
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 46.4 -3
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 16.4 -1
In Zone % 49.6 46.7 -2.9 44.8 -1.9 42.4 -2.4 39.3 -3.1 42.3 3 43.8 1.5 46.4 2.6
Out of Zone % 50.4 53.3 2.9 55.2 1.9 57.6 2.4 60.7 3.1 57.7 -3 56.3 -1.4 53.6 -2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 30.3 24.1 -6.2 27.7 3.6 25.4 -2.3 33.5 8.1 27.7 -5.8 30.2 2.5 26.8 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 25.9 -0.2 27 1.1 27.1 0.1 31.7 4.6 23.9 -7.8 34.3 10.4 32.4 -1.9
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 58 -3.2 54 -4 54 0 56.9 2.9 60.9 4 52.4 -8.5 55.2 2.8
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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
2022 145 .380 94 22 23.4 51 33 64.7

Pitch Tempo

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