Shaun Marcum

Cleveland Indians

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Shaun Marcum threw 14,408 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Cutter (84mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (80mph), Sinker (86mph) and Curve (73mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball comes in below hitting speed, has less armside movement than typical and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His cutter comes in below hitting speed, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise" and has strong cutting action. His change has surprising cut action, has below average velo, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His sinker comes in below hitting speed, has surprisingly little armside run, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve comes in below hitting speed, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement.