Brandon McCarthy

Los Angeles Dodgers

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Brandon McCarthy threw 12,811 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (82mph), also mixing in a Cutter (92mph) and Sinker (93mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo. His curve is much harder than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His cutter results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has well above average velo. His sinker is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action.