Joe Nathan

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2018, Joe Nathan threw 7,152 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Sinker (92mph) and Curve (80mph). He also rarely threw a Change (85mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has some added backspin. His slider is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2016) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 10 of them in 2016) has primarily 12-6 movement, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2016) results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual.