Taylor Cole
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 29, #889, Toronto Blue Jays | Brigham Young

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 4 5.92 38 6 0 51.2 50 1.59
3 Seasons 7 6 4.97 57 8 0 88.2 90 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 38 3-4 5.92 51.2 50 1.59
3 Seasons 57 7-6 4.97 88.2 90 1.36

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
2017 27 41 7 0 0 0 85.0 105.5 -3.2 42.9 .388 .497 .703 .439 .425 57.1 10.0 10.0 36.00 9.48
2018 28 571 81 3 3.7 2.2 87.8 110.3 8.2 28.4 .199 .284 .246 .263 .311 23.5 28.9 8.9 2.75 2.88
2019 29 911 155 5 3.2 2.2 86.8 112.4 7.1 35.5 .277 .376 .325 .319 .368 37.4 21.6 10.4 5.92 4.50
Player 1523 243 8 3.3 2.1 87.1 112.4 7.2 33.3 .252 .347 .306 .302 .351 33.3 23.9 9.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .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

Cole relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(37.2%) ,
Changeup
(31.8%) ,
Slider
(21.7%) ,
Curveball
(4.8%) ,
Cutter
(4.4%) ,


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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
2017 57.1 0.0 42.9 0.0 14.3 57.1 28.6 14.3 42.9 0.0 28.6 14.3 0.0 0.0
2018 51.9 12.3 25.9 9.9 38.3 39.5 22.2 2.5 40.7 24.7 21.0 4.9 3.7 2.2
2019 47.7 18.1 31.6 2.6 45.2 29.0 25.8 5.8 34.8 17.4 31.0 7.7 3.2 2.2
Player 49.4 15.6 30.0 4.9 42.0 33.3 24.7 4.9 37.0 19.3 27.6 7.0 3.3 2.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 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 4-Seamer LAA R 339 93.2 15.6 -0.2 -1 12.6 5.5 77
2019 Curveball LAA R 44 82.2 42.7 -8.0 -16 6.5 -0.9 -12
2019 Changeup LAA R 290 86.9 29.5 1.0 3 14.5 0.9 7
2019 Cutter LAA R 40 92.5 14.2 6.2 30 6.8 -9.1 -398
2019 Slider LAA R 198 87.4 28.8 -3.6 -11 1.9 -1.4 -43
2018 Slider LAA R 205 86.4 30.3 -3.2 -10 1.6 -2.3 -59
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 223 92.9 16.0 -0.3 -2 11.5 4.5 65
2018 Changeup LAA R 143 86.9 30.3 1.2 4 13.2 -0.5 -4
2017 Changeup TOR R 16 87.0 27.7 1.1 4 14.6 0.8 6
2017 4-Seamer TOR R 23 92.9 14.5 -0.2 -1 14.7 7.5 104
2017 Slider TOR R 1 83.3 29.9 -6.0 -17 5.6 -10.3 -218
2017 Sinker TOR R 1 93.4 19.9 0.3 2 15.2 0.6 4
! 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 0.7 2 339 37.2 80 .319 .391 .359 20.1 15.0 15.0 .312 .402 .346 33.9
2019 Changeup -0.4 -1 290 31.8 85 .234 .390 .306 34.0 35.3 25.0 .216 .289 .262 44.7
2019 Slider 1.9 4 198 21.7 41 .342 .421 .406 23.1 14.6 13.6 .331 .463 .367 43.8
2019 Curveball -4.0 -2 44 4.8 12 .167 .167 .150 30.4 16.7 16.7 .268 .340 .261 10.0
2019 Cutter 5.0 2 40 4.4 9 .429 .857 .578 22.2 0.0 0.0 .343 .683 .487 28.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 223 39.1 44 .216 .351 .307 20.0 11.4 11.6 .300 .449 .371 33.3
2018 Slider -1.2 -2 205 35.9 37 .111 .194 .170 37.2 27.0 20.0 .203 .287 .227 11.5
2018 Changeup -1.2 -2 143 25.0 54 .178 .289 .289 44.8 44.4 29.6 .116 .151 .215 22.7
2017 4-Seamer 14.6 3 23 56.1 7 .800 .800 .714 0.0 0.0 0.0 .422 .481 .476 60.0
2017 Changeup 8.9 1 16 39.0 3 .667 1.000 .717 50.0 33.3 25.0 .331 .524 .348 50.0
2017 Slider -3.7 0 1 2.4 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
2017 Sinker -4.6 0 1 2.4 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 135 571 -6 -5 3 3 -5
2019 227 911 -2 -4 7 4 5
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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 %
2017 41 41.5 58.8 90.0 29.2 57.1 48.8 60.0 41.5 23.5 0.0 [object Object]
2018 571 43.6 68.3 80.0 29.8 38.5 40.8 57.8 46.6 34.2 6.0 82.4
2019 911 45.8 68.8 78.4 27.9 59.4 41.1 59.2 46.7 26.6 5.3 75.0
Player 1,523 44.8 68.4 79.2 28.7 51.0 41.2 58.7 46.5 29.4 5.4 78.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 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
2018 53 67 91
2019 43 11 69 98 8 97 97 90 44 41 19 60 36 53 56 89
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 [object Object] 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 [object Object]
2018 21.4 3 1.6 1 1 1 1 33.3
2019 24.4 2 2.5 -1 3 2 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 3 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 3
2019 2 3 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 4 1 2
! 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 92.9 92.9 0 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 87 86.9 -0.1 0
Breaking Velocity 83.3 86.4 3.1 0.1
Exit Velocity 85 87.8 2.8 -1
Launch Angle -3.2 8.2 11.4 -1.1
Barrel % 0 3.7 3.7 -0.5
Hard Hit % 57.1 23.5 -33.6 13.9
Sweet Spot % 42.9 28.4 -14.5 7.1
xBA .388 .199 -0.189 0.078
BA .75 .169 -0.581 0.117
xwOBA .439 .263 -0.176 0.056
wOBA .703 .246 -0.457 0.079
xSLG .497 .284 -0.213 0.092
SLG .875 .28 -0.595 0.119
K% 10 28.9 18.9 -7.3
BB% 10 8.9 -1.1 1.5
Swing % 41.5 46.6 5.1 0.1
Whiff% 23.5 34.2 10.7 -7.6
In Zone % 41.5 43.6 2.1 2.2
Out of Zone % 58.5 56.4 -2.1 -2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.2 29.8 0.6 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 20 31.1 11.1 -2.6
First Pitch Strike % 60 57.8 -2.2 1.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 10 .703 6 0 0.0 4 0 0.0
2018 135 .246 67 0 0.0 68 11 16.2
2019 224 .322 125 12 9.6 99 22 22.2

Pitch Tempo

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