Brandon McCarthy

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Brandon McCarthy has thrown 13,507 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 (80mph), also mixing in a Sinker (92mph) and Cutter (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth, is slightly harder than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His sinker has less armside run than typical and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His cutter results in more flyballs 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 6 of them in 2016) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.