J.P. Howell

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2018, J.P. Howell threw 8,113 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2017, he relied primarily on his Sinker (85mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker is so slow that it is substantially gravitational, has heavy sinking action and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve has little depth, is slightly harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2017) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink to it.