Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Detroit Tigers

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has seen 12,535 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 (754 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.10 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (29% whiff/swing). When he connects (80 tracked), he generates average power (90.5 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (6.1° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (226 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.06 c) with an exceptionally high likelihood to swing and miss (46% whiff/swing). When he connects (24 tracked), he generates average power (90.1 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (5.4° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (177 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.25 c) with a high likelihood to swing and miss (45% whiff/swing). When he connects (22 tracked), he generates average power (83.9 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (13.2° average spray angle).