Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Detroit Tigers

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has seen 12,146 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 (516 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.09 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (32% whiff/swing). When he connects (53 tracked), he generates above average power (92.9 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (2.6° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (148 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.05 c) with an exceptionally high likelihood to swing and miss (47% whiff/swing). When he connects (14 tracked), he generates average power (89.9 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (3.9° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (104 seen), he has had a patient approach at the plate (-0.08 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (37% whiff/swing). When he connects (16 tracked), he generates average power (86.8 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (12° average spray angle).