Brandon McCarthy

Los Angeles Dodgers

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Brandon McCarthy has thrown 13,121 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (81mph), also mixing in a Sinker (92mph) and Cutter (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His curve generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and is slightly harder than usual. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers and generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action, has well above average velo and has good "rise". His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2016) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual.