Jake Arrieta

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jake Arrieta has thrown 16,714 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (79mph), Change (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 14 of them in 2017) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut, is much harder than usual and has less than expected depth. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 of them in 2017) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2017) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2017) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has some added backspin.