Jake Arrieta

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jake Arrieta has thrown 13,745 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph) and Slider (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut. His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and is slightly harder than usual. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 19 of them in 2016) is thrown extremely hard, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 18 of them in 2016) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly above average velo, has slightly less natural movement than typical and has some added backspin.