Grant Balfour

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Grant Balfour has thrown 8,488 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph) and Change (85mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball explodes on the hitter, has much less armside movement than typical, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly below average velo. His slider is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, has much less depth than expected and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 12 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly below average velo and has virtually no sinking action reminiscent of a true sinker. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action and has an extreme amount of backspin. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2015) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement, has little depth and is slightly harder than usual.