Grant Balfour

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Grant Balfour threw 8,488 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Slider (85mph) and Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, explodes on the hitter, 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 18 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, has slight cut action, has an extreme amount of backspin and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. 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, has primarily 12-6 movement, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth and is slightly harder than usual.