Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Detroit Tigers

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has seen 11,790 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 (298 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.03 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (31% whiff/swing). When he connects (34 tracked), he generates some serious pop (94.8 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (3.6° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (69 seen), he has had a very aggressive approach at the plate (-0.16 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (53% whiff/swing). When he connects (7 tracked), he generates average power (88.7 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (7.8° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (49 seen), he has had a patient approach at the plate (-0.11 c) with an above average likelihood to swing and miss (39% whiff/swing). When he connects (7 tracked), he generates average power (90 mph average exit velocity) and is a dead pull hitter (25.6° average spray angle).