Jesse Chavez

Toronto Blue Jays

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jesse Chavez has thrown 9,468 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (92mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph) and Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (93mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His cutter explodes on the hitter, is blazing fast, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has little cutting action. His fourseam fastball results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly above average velo and has some added backspin. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement and has a sharp downward bite. His change is much firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 19 of them in 2016) has less armside run than typical, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly above average velo.