Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Detroit Tigers

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has seen 11,953 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (401 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.09 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (31% whiff/swing). When he connects (43 tracked), he generates some serious pop (94.5 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (3.6° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (96 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.03 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (55% whiff/swing). When he connects (8 tracked), he generates average power (89.6 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (3.6° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (78 seen), he has had a patient approach at the plate (-0.10 c) with an above average likelihood to swing and miss (41% whiff/swing). When he connects (13 tracked), he generates average power (88.2 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (16.6° average spray angle).