Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Felix Hernandez has thrown 34,547 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (89mph) and Slow Curve (72mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has below average velo. His curve has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change dives down out of the zone, has slight cut action, is slightly firmer than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His fourseam fastball has below average velo, has some natural sinking action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2018) generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.