Brett Cecil

Toronto Blue Jays

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Brett Cecil has thrown 10,195 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (84mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Sinker (92mph), Cutter (90mph) and Change (84mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other LHP:
His curve is thrown extremely hard and has primarily 12-6 movement. His fourseam fastball is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly above average velo. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, is blazing fast and has little cutting action. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2016) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual.