Adam Wainwright

St. Louis Cardinals

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Adam Wainwright has thrown 23,461 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (86mph), Curve (75mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (83mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has extreme cut action, has below average velo and has some natural sink. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, has below average velo and has a sharp downward bite. His sinker has less armside run than typical and has slightly below average velo. His fourseam fastball has less armside movement than typical, has some natural sinking action and has slightly below average velo. His change results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade.