Jake Arrieta

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jake Arrieta has thrown 16,646 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 (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (90mph), Curve (81mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His slider is thrown extremely hard, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His curve is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and is slightly harder than usual. His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly above average velo and has some added backspin. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it.