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).

BETA Feature:
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, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and is slightly harder than usual. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, 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, is blazing fast, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some natural sinking action. His splitter has an obvious armside fade and is much firmer than usual. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, has exceptional depth, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut.