Charlie Morton

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Charlie Morton threw 19,920 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (80mph), Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (96mph) and Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Splitter (88mph) and Cutter (89mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (87mph) and Change (88mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, has sweeping glove-side movement, has a sharp downward bite, is slightly harder than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His sinker is blazing fast, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. His fourseam fastball has an obvious tail, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has well above average velo. His splitter has an obvious armside fade, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters and is much firmer than usual. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action. His slider results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2018) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, has an obvious armside fade, is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.