Kendall Graveman Chicago White Sox

Age: 31 (December 21, 1990) | 6' 2" | 200lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
OAK AAA 2017 0 1 0 0 3 3 10.0 18 1 4 7 7.20 2.20 2.15 3.6 6.3 .445 n/a
OAK AL 2017 6 4 0 0 19 19 105.0 114 12 32 70 4.20 1.39 1.41 2.7 6.0 .311 51/19/30 3 4
OAK AAA 2018 2 1 0 0 4 4 24.0 35 3 7 16 4.50 1.75 1.79 2.6 6.0 .382 n/a
OAK AL 2018 1 5 0 0 7 7 34.1 44 9 13 27 7.60 1.66 1.86 3.4 7.1 .334 55/16/28 -8 -4
CHC R 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 0 0 6 3.00 1.00 1.00 0.0 0.0 .549 n/a
CHC AAA 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 1 1 2 3.00 1.00 1.33 3.0 6.0 .134 n/a
SEA AL 2020 1 3 0 5 11 2 18.1 15 2 8 15 5.89 1.25 1.20 3.9 7.4 .262 48/17/35 -1 1
CHC NL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
SEA AAA 2021 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 2 9.00 2.00 1.50 9.0 18.0 .549 n/a
HOU AAA 2021 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 2 9.00 2.00 1.50 9.0 18.0 .549 n/a
SEA AL 2021 4 0 10 4 30 0 33.0 15 2 8 34 0.82 0.70 0.67 2.2 9.3 .180 54/21/25 19 12
HOU AL 2021 1 1 0 7 23 0 23.0 20 1 12 27 3.13 1.39 1.20 4.7 10.6 .334 56/23/21 1 2
Career 7yrs 29 33 10 16 147 80 520.0 534 63 158 362 4.15 1.33 1.36 2.7 6.3 .299 n/a
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Seven solid innings against the Rangers. One run, three walks, four whiffs.

The ESPN play-by-play shows his fastball clocking 95 in the early going, tapering off to 92 by the end.

Once again Statcast is calling his fastball a sinker. He's thrown 793 so for far, averaging 93.34, which is two mph faster than this year's average for all sinkers thrown in the majors (91.32).

Is the sinker different from a two-seamer?

The average exit velocity against Graveman's sinkers is 89.42. Two mph faster than the average for everyone's (87.39).

Last night he mixed in a cutter averaging around 91 and changeup averaging around 89. The run he allowed came on a home run by Choo. 94 miles per hour, waist high and in. Exit velocity unknown.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 23 '17
Graveman threw 1742 sinkers (which I imagine is the same as a two-seam fastball) last year. They averaged 92.95 mph, which was better than one mph above average.

They went the other way at 90.95 mph, was unfortunately also a little faster than average.

Most of his strikeoust, by far came on pitches down and away that were out of the strike zone. Batters hit .218 on these pitches. The exit speed was 85.1.

The exit speed of pitches down and away in the strike zone was 92.5.

Batters hit .273 on these pitches.

The worst pitch that Graveman could make?

You would think that would be strikes over the heart of the plate, and the results when that happened were in fact bad (93.7 exit velocity, .321 batting average).

He threw 162 of these pitches (clearly not one of them, besides maybe a few 3-0 pitches, on purpose). He also threw 162 pitches on the inside of the strike zone, that were neither up or down. The exits speed on these pitches was 92.5 and the probability they would go for hits was .402.

I should specify that when I say "inside," I mean inside to right-handed batters. He faced more lefties than righties last year and overall the splits were as close to even as you can get.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 21 '16