T.J. McFarland
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 3" 200LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2007 | Rd: 4, #137, Cleveland Indians | A A Stagg School
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 6.61 28 0 0 32.2 16 1.62
2023 0 1 5.40 3 0 0 1.2 2 3.00
2024 1 0 3.38 37 0 0 29.1 20 1.19
12 Seasons 25 16 4.09 391 3 1 503.1 299 1.45
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 28 0-0 6.61 32.2 16 1.62
2023 3 0-1 5.40 1.2 2 3.00
2024 37 1-0 3.38 29.1 20 1.19
12 Seasons 391 25-16 4.09 503.1 299 1.45
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 3.85
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 .264 .372 .319 .295 .313 31.1 12.0 7.1 5.33 3.71
2018 29 1069 228 10 4.4 3.4 90.5 114.5 -1.9 19.3 .254 .369 .275 .298 .320 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 .475 .350 .351 .387 40.1 14.0 8.0 4.82 5.59
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 .249 .395 .282 .299 .327 45.6 14.6 6.3 2.56 3.76
2022 33 487 116 9 7.8 6.2 92.5 111.6 4.1 34.5 .312 .485 .380 .374 .390 51.7 11.0 7.6 6.61 6.13
2023 34 51 7 1 14.3 9.1 85.0 112.2 -19.8 28.6 .251 .326 .483 .333 .320 42.9 18.2 9.1 5.40 4.73
2024 35 420 87 1 1.1 0.9 84.9 114.9 0.7 19.5 .203 .261 .288 .226 .246 31.0 17.4 6.1 3.49 1.99
Player 5664 1253 61 4.9 3.8 89.0 117.1 -0.4 25.3 .270 .404 .328 .317 .338 39.2 13.0 7.5
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McFarland relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(48.3%) ,
Sweeper
(40.2%) ,
Changeup
(11.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(0.2%) ,
Cutter
(0.2%) ,


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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
2023 71.4 0.0 28.6 0.0 71.4 14.3 14.3 0.0 71.4 0.0 14.3 0.0 14.3 9.1
2024 64.4 11.5 16.1 8.0 34.5 44.8 20.7 6.9 49.4 16.1 19.5 6.9 1.1 0.9
Player 63.9 13.0 20.8 2.2 36.9 40.7 22.3 4.2 49.2 12.2 22.8 4.5 4.9 3.8
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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
2024 Changeup OAK L 46 81.0 45.7 7.8 21 14.4 0.4 3
2024 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 1 87.8 32.8 -9.7 -42 19.8 11.1 128
2024 Sweeper OAK L 169 78.1 46.7 2.6 6 18.4 2.4 15
2024 Sinker OAK L 203 87.7 39.2 6.8 21 16.8 2.4 17
2024 Cutter OAK L 1 82.2 40.3 -4.1 -11 1.2 -0.8 -40
2023 Sweeper NYM L 15 78.4 46.2 2.3 5 18.3 2.5 16
2023 Changeup NYM L 11 81.5 44.8 8.3 23 14.6 0.7 5
2023 Sinker NYM L 25 88.0 41.1 10.7 35 15.0 -1.0 -7
2022 Changeup STL L 107 81.8 40.5 6.8 20 14.9 1.3 9
2022 Sweeper STL L 1 80.4 46.5 4.6 11 10.5 -4.9 -32
2022 Sinker STL L 306 88.8 34.2 7.5 28 17.2 2.0 13
2022 Slider STL L 73 79.5 46.4 3.2 7 4.7 -4.6 -49
2021 Slider STL L 43 79.5 45.8 2.8 6 5.6 -3.3 -38
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 Slider OAK L 71 78.2 47.3 2.5 6 7.6 -1.7 -19
2020 Sweeper OAK L 7 78.8 47.7 3.8 9 5.7 -9.8 -63
2020 Changeup OAK L 55 81.8 40.1 7.2 22 14.1 0.6 4
2020 Sinker OAK L 198 88.5 33.9 7.2 27 16.1 1.1 7
2019 Sinker AZ L 608 89.4 36.0 7.0 24 17.5 1.6 10
2019 4-Seam Fastball 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 2.0 14
2019 Slider AZ L 139 80.9 46.6 3.5 8 5.3 -3.0 -36
2018 4-Seam Fastball AZ L 1 90.1 24.1 -5.6 -30 9.4 1.5 18
2018 Sinker AZ L 776 90.6 32.4 6.5 25 17.9 2.6 17
2018 Changeup AZ L 143 83.3 38.6 5.5 16 16.2 2.5 18
2018 Slider AZ L 148 80.1 47.9 3.8 9 6.8 -1.1 -14
2017 Slider AZ L 121 81.5 44.0 2.9 7 6.0 -0.4 -6
2017 4-Seam Fastball AZ L 1 91.6 16.9 -1.0 -7 7.8 -1.0 -11
2017 Changeup AZ L 103 84.4 36.5 5.7 18 14.5 0.8 6
2017 Sinker AZ L 604 91.4 29.7 6.8 30 16.1 0.7 5
2016 Changeup BAL L 46 84.7 31.1 0.4 1 17.0 4.6 37
2016 Slider BAL L 64 80.3 45.1 1.7 4 5.2 -2.1 -29
2016 Sinker BAL L 181 92.3 24.3 2.9 14 18.9 5.0 36
2016 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 67 92.2 19.5 -3.1 -19 14.6 7.2 98
2015 4-Seam Fastball BAL L 16 92.4 18.8 -2.3 -14 14.5 7.1 96
2015 Slider BAL L 125 82.3 43.2 2.8 7 3.9 -1.9 -33
2015 Sinker BAL L 444 92.1 26.9 4.6 20 19.4 5.2 37
2015 Changeup BAL L 65 85.0 35.0 4.3 14 18.2 5.4 43
! 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 %
2024 Sinker 1.8 4 203 48.3 66 .302 .397 .314 9.8 13.6 18.8 .225 .295 .238 41.8
2024 Sweeper 0.2 0 169 40.2 32 .207 .310 .267 32.8 25.0 18.6 .163 .196 .207 14.3
2024 Changeup -1.4 -1 46 11.0 14 .231 .231 .307 37.5 21.4 27.3 .201 .256 .232 10.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 11.9 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .001 .001 .000 0.0
2024 Cutter 3.6 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 Sinker -4.9 -1 25 49.0 10 .444 .556 .465 28.6 20.0 20.0 .251 .326 .294 42.9
2023 Sweeper -4.6 -1 15 29.4 1 -- -- .700 50.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2023 Changeup 0.0 0 11 21.6 -- -- -- 40.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
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 3.3 2 73 15.0 18 .118 .176 .158 16.7 11.1 14.3 .213 .365 .272 26.7
2022 Sweeper -7.3 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker 1.7 6 351 68.6 107 .243 .379 .300 12.4 15.0 19.5 .261 .398 .300 47.1
2021 Changeup 1.0 1 118 23.0 31 .172 .207 .202 31.5 16.1 19.2 .192 .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 .371 44.2
2020 Slider -2.5 -2 71 21.5 14 .462 .769 .539 16.7 7.1 12.5 .338 .520 .389 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
2020 Sweeper 1.6 0 7 2.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 Sinker -0.2 -1 608 67.8 173 .318 .484 .380 15.6 11.0 13.5 .299 .466 .355 40.7
2019 Changeup -1.7 -2 143 15.9 34 .353 .529 .407 37.3 20.6 19.4 .334 .484 .347 33.3
2019 Slider -1.3 -2 139 15.5 36 .242 .333 .294 34.9 25.0 18.4 .276 .506 .339 44.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 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 .267 .380 .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-Seam Fastball -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 .234 .313 .253 25.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -7.2 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 44 81.0 91 16.0 9:00 8:15 45
2024 Sinker 181 87.7 85 18.4 9:15 8:30 45
2024 Sweeper 168 78.1 69 19.8 4:00 3:30 30
2023 Changeup 10 81.6 93 16.4 9:00 8:30 30
2023 Sinker 17 88.0 80 16.9 9:30 8:15 75
2023 Sweeper 15 78.4 64 19.6 4:00 3:15 45
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 73 79.5 45 7.4 4:00 4:30 -30
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
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 63 78.2 55 9.2 3:45 4:00 -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
2013 326 1,209 -3 6 -4 -4 -5
2014 253 857 4 1 -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 13 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
2024 113 420 7 1 -2 -2 4
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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 64.3 86.7 30.5 71.7 43.5 61.2 47.2 15.7 7.1 73.5
2016 381 46.5 68.4 93.4 24.5 70.0 44.6 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 42.5 70.7 86.6 25.2 63.2 44.3 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 42.0 64.0 96.6 27.6 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 46.2 69.3 89.7 26.7 68.6 42.9 55.2 46.4 16.4 7.0 79.4
2023 51 35.3 66.7 83.3 33.3 45.5 47.1 45.5 45.1 34.8 0.0 --
2024 420 52.6 59.3 84.0 30.7 63.9 45.0 65.5 45.7 20.8 7.9 69.7
Player 5,664 44.5 69.6 88.7 28.7 65.7 44.6 56.7 46.9 18.1 5.9 78.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 40 37 11
2016 38 29 18
2017 71 25 70 91 45 97 99 57 67 1 71 4 54 28 13 10
2018 60 30 62 85 49 72 86 3 30 4 61 13 18 19 5 5
2019 13 2 17 45 7 65 66 56 19 2 53 22 88 7 2 1
2020 13 5 10 18 26 56 57 10 18 1 87 3 50 5 4 6
2021 4 4 2
2022 3 3 3
2024 99 90 99 99 94 98 99 98 92 19 77 19 72 1 2 1
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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 3.6 -1 2 1 3 100.0
2017 22.1 4 3.6 0 5 4 0 0.0
2018 22.1 4 4.5 -1 4 3 2 50.0
2019 21.7 6 7.4 -1 2 7 3 50.0
2020 21.5 5 4.5 1 2 5 1 20.0
2021 22.9 3 4.7 -2 4 4 1 33.3
2022 22.6 5 3.3 2 2 2 2 40.0
2024 24.1 2 1.7 0 0 2 0 0.0
Player 22.3 32 33.2 -1 21 28 12 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 4 3 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 6 5 4 3 3 4 4 3 3
2017 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 2 3 3 8 5 4 3 4 2 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 3 2
2018 4 6 4 5 4 4 5 5