Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Detroit Tigers

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has seen 11,607 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 (175 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.13 c) with an exceptionally high likelihood to swing and miss (29% whiff/swing). When he connects (19 tracked), he generates thundering power (96.1 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (6.8° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (37 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.11 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (53% whiff/swing). When he connects (3 tracked), he generates above average power (90.7 mph average exit velocity) and consistently goes the other way (-3.8° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (22 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.24 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (30% whiff/swing). When he connects (5 tracked), he generates some serious pop (93 mph average exit velocity) and is a pull hitter (23° average spray angle).