Craig Breslow

Texas Rangers

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Craig Breslow has thrown 8,361 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Change (79mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (78mph) and Slow Curve (74mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some added backspin. His cutter results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His change has surprising cut action, has below average velo, has an extreme amount of backspin and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2016) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2016) has very little depth, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, is slightly harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2016) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.